Might 31, 2022, Tuesday 9:00 am
The Bourbon County Fee met in open session with all three Commissioners and the
County Clerk current.
Matt Crystal, Donald Coffman, Anne Dare, Susan Bancroft, Pete Allen, Alan Drake, Invoice Martin,
Kevin Davidson, and Robert Harrington have been current for some or the entire assembly.
Clifton made a movement to simply accept earlier assembly minutes. Lynne seconded. All authorised.
Eric Bailey offered a kind for signature for a culvert that was authorised in a earlier assembly.
The deal with of the culvert is 1941 Jayhawk, Ryan Coon. He shall be putting in following our
insurance policies and procedures. Eric gave updates on street circumstances with all of the rain. They’re
beginning to see a number of sink holes with culverts blowing out. We’re making a listing and dealing
with them as we will. We’re out pothole patching at present. 205th & Kansas within the ditch there’s a
gap that has proven up. When the rain subsides we’ll do some exploring and see what goes
on. We have now ordered extra chemical compounds. Final 12 months we got here to you relating to an F750 for our
particular bridge that shall be developing for sale from Kansas Metropolis. I’m asking that you simply give me
authority to bid on it when it comes up on the market. Eric estimated he thought it might be priced at
$40,000 or $50,000.00. Clifton clarified that this buy can be with funds which might be already
budgeted for. Jim made a movement to permit Eric to maneuver ahead with the acquisition of 2012 F750
utilizing normal practices on the worth. Clifton seconded. All authorised.
Eric shall be gone on
trip subsequent week. Dustin shall be in cost. Jim requested to test on a tree overlaying a cease signal
off of 54 going south on 240th. Clifton acknowledged that there’s a tractor and three vehicles on the
hospital that Eric might use for Highway & Bridge. The opposite two commissioners agreed.
Clifton made a movement for govt session KSA 75-4319(b)(4) to debate knowledge referring to
monetary affairs or commerce secrets and techniques of firms, partnerships, belief, and particular person
proprietorships together with three commissioners, Justin Meeks and Susan Bancroft for 10 minutes
returning at 9:14am. Lynne seconded. All authorised. Clifton made a movement to return to regular
session at 9:14am with no motion. Lynne seconded. All authorised.
Susan Bancroft spoke on behalf of Deb Needleman stating that Bourbon County Senior Residents
has obtained $45,600.00 up to now. They’ve misplaced their funding from United Manner which was
$10,000.00 per 12 months. Due to this fact, they’re asking for a further $10,000.00 this 12 months of their
finances. They do applications like Meals on Wheels and backed transportation. Jim requested what
occurred to the United Manner funding. Susan stated she knew United Manner has modified. Jim additionally
requested if town of Fort Scott funds this. Susan acknowledged no.
Justin Meeks gave an replace on taxes for 2017 & 2018. Demand letters went out final week for
2018. Collections are going fairly effectively. Properties in Fort Scott shall be offered to the Land
Financial institution on June 13th.
Susan Bancroft requested an govt session. Clifton made a movement for an govt session
KSA 75-4319(b)(1) to debate personnel issues of particular person nonelected personnel to guard
their privateness for 20 minutes together with 3 commissioners, Susan Bancroft and Justin Meeks returning at 9:38am. Clifton made a movement to return to regular session at 9:38am with no
motion. Lynne seconded. All authorised.
Shane Walker – CIO: No remark
Public Remark: Anne Dare thanks the commissioners for going to Garland for a fee
assembly and requested if there have been any plans for extra night conferences. Commissioners acknowledged
they’d work on the schedule for that.
Anne requested in regards to the capturing in Uvalde TX
has there been any dialog about transferring ahead with college safety in our districts. Jim
acknowledged that as a grandparent he has met with two college board members and there may be dialogue
with reviving group conferences with the brand new superintendent, sheriff and metropolis police. Anne requested
about ARPA funds or another grant cash that possibly could possibly be used for safety. That will
be a query higher answered by the varsity.
Pete Allen acknowledged that there’s a new structure being positioned in Marco Estates that doesn’t seem
to be consistent with our protecting covenant. The constructing is a home trailer and the minimal
necessities are 1,050 sq toes. I don’t imagine that construction is that large. Even have an issue
with a excessive strain gasoline line on that property. If you apply the foundations and laws of
setback strains, there may ben’t anyplace on that property that you possibly can construct a 1,050-foot construction
and be off of the property strains with the required distance. Additionally, he’s listening to that the particular person
that’s going to maneuver in there may be going to begin an vehicle rebuilding enterprise within the yard
which is towards the covenants. I want some steering on the place to go from right here. Lynne requested if
Pete had spoken with Matt Fast, our Appraiser. Pete stated no that he had simply discovered this
data. Matt acknowledged that his division would don’t have anything to do with the gasoline strains. He
stated his guys had been on the market and informed them what must be carried out so far as a septic system.
Justin Meeks stated he would wish to test with Lora within the Deeds Workplace to see if the covenants
are on all deeds. Justin acknowledged that in accordance with the covenant put in place in 1968 was for 30
years then one other 10 years. The enforcement arm is the individuals of the householders affiliation.
The vast majority of the individuals of the subdivision has to put in writing this one that they imagine is in
violation and transfer ahead with the damages. Justin acknowledged that in what he’s studying it could possibly be
that this resulted in 2008 presumably. It isn’t actual clear. Clifton stated it feels like a civil go well with the place
others within the subdivision must file a civil go well with. Justin acknowledged that he’s not giving authorized
Alan Drake thanked the commissioners for what they do. He acknowledged he labored with Susan a protracted
time in the past and he or she is doing job. He lives in Marco Estates they usually have some work and
analysis to do however thanks for listening.
Fee Remark: Lynne acknowledged that they’d Memorial Day. Jim acknowledged that he
hung out on the LaRoche discipline. A number of individuals in Fort Scott and Bourbon County. Excellent
outing. I spoke with a few of them and they’re staying in and consuming in our eating places and that’s
good for our group. Anne Dare requested if there was some strategy to gauge what one thing like
that brings in. Susan Bancroft acknowledged there’s a instrument that Rob Harrington can assist you with. Jim
Harris talked about it’s Good Ol’ Days this weekend. Lynne asked the group to bear with us
as we attempt to hold the roads in form with all of the rain we’ve had. Clifton acknowledged that Covid is again
so be cautious. We most likely gained’t know the complete scope as a result of individuals are house testing and never reporting in so that they gained’t should quarantine.
Clifton additionally acknowledged that each finances request that
has come by to date has requested for a rise with some asking for 20% improve. The place do
they suppose the cash is coming from? Instances are powerful. Everybody must tighten up. I’d
have a tough time approving something that is a rise. I’m not in favor of elevating taxes.
Jim acknowledged that he too just isn’t going to approve any will increase in budgets this 12 months. I want to
decrease the mill levy once more this 12 months. I’d encourage different taxing entities to tighten their
budgets as effectively. Clifton acknowledged that these different taxing entities must be known as out. I’m bored with
us taking all of the blame. There are two different large taxing entities in our county and one among them is
setting on a bunch of ESSR funds and one other is shopping for buildings at a fast fee. We do issues
fallacious, too however the public is struggling to pay payments we will’t simply give cash away. Jim acknowledged we
all should work collectively to make issues higher. Clifton acknowledged that we have to attempt to cut back the
taxpayer’s burden as a lot as doable however with that, there’s a good risk that companies could
be decreased additionally. The 2 different commissioners agreed.
Invoice Martin acknowledged that the brand new superintendent for Fort Scott and likewise a brand new superintendent for
Uniontown. We have now spoken with the superintendent in Uniontown and have one other assembly
with him tomorrow. One factor that was introduced up with reference to financing of the SRO for the reason that
grant shall be expiring so we’re opening up the dialogue of what could be carried out. I request the
agenda be amended. I put in a request final week regarding the retirement of one among our K9
canines and the contract to signal that canine off. We signed him over to one of many deputies. I’ve
already offered the contract to Justin earlier this morning. It got here to gentle that Susan wasn’t
included in receiving a replica of the request and contract. Jim requested that the contract be tabled
till subsequent week which might permit Susan and Justin time to assessment to see if there may be any
monetary or legal responsibility points. Invoice acknowledged that he felt this was a dialog between elected
officers. He acknowledged he labored very diligently on the contract and he didn’t see why there wanted
to be exterior sources apart from the council who has regarded over it. Jim acknowledged that Susan is
our CFO and HR Director and I would like her to assessment it. I’d additionally like Justin to have extra time
to look it over to verify there are not any monetary or legal responsibility points.
At 10:13am, Clifton made a movement to adjourn. Lynne seconded. All authorised.
THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
OF BOURBON COUNTY, KANSAS
(s) Jim Harris, Chairman
(s) Lynne Oharah, Commissioner
(s) Clifton Beth, Commissioner
Ashley Shelton, Bourbon County Clerk
June 7, 2022, Accepted Date