August 6


August 6, 2018

The Rooks County Board of Commissioners met in regular session.  Those present were Commissioners: Chairman John Ruder and Member Larry Poore.  Corky Hagan was absent.  Ruthie Muir, Rooks County Clerk, was absent as well doing election duties.  Denise Murchie, a Rooks County employee, was sworn in and deputized to take the minutes in Muir’s absence.  Virgi Laska, with the Stockton Sentinel; and Candace Rachel, with the Plainville Times, were also present.  The agenda was accepted. 

The minutes from July 30th were reviewed.  Ruder made a motion to approve the minutes of July 30th as presented.   Poore seconded the motion. 

In weekly reports, Poore said he had attended the Rooks County Business Appreciation Dinner and Recognition held on Tuesday, July 31st.  The dinner was catered by the Cardinal Drive-In.  Business award winners were Cornerstone Building, Reif’s, Solution North Bank, and Stan’s Barbershop.

Poore had also attended the LEPC meeting.  Plans were being finalized for a table-top exercise to be held later in the fall.  Poore will attend a Work Force One meeting this week in Great Bend.

Ruder scheduled a tour with fair officials for 10:00 am on Monday, August 13th.  The County Canvass for the Primary Election will be Friday, August 17th

Ruder said the City of Plainville would like to meet with Gary Knight, Rooks County Sheriff, and the Commissioner Board to discuss the dispatch billing fees for Plainville and Stockton Cities after the fair. 

The Commissioners reviewed the Treasurer’s Quarterly Report.  Poore made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s Quarterly Statement.  Ruder agreed. 

The Commissioners reviewed the minutes and reports from High Plains Mental Health that had been received in the mail. 

Roque Garcia, Custodian, presented a contract with Fire Alarm Specialists.  This contract is a two-year agreement that would be paid annually when tested in the amount of $740.00.  Ruder made a motion to approve the contract with Fire Alarms Specialist for a two-year agreement to be paid annually when tested in the amount of $740.00.  Poore seconded the motion. 

The Commissioners received a phone call from Commissioner Corky Hagan, from Alaska.  Hagan had sent texts to Rich Bouchey, Road Supervisor, about the area northeast of Zurich City where a culvert had collapsed. 

Rich Bouchey, Road & Bridge Supervisor, was present and handed out rain gauges to the board as the Sanitation Department will have these gauges at the Fair in their booth.  Bouchey presented the fee reports from both the Road & Bridge Department and the Landfill Department.  Poore made a motion to accept the fee reports from both the Road & Bridge Department and the Landfill Department.  Ruder seconded the motion.  Bouchey presented a check in the amount of $17,948.95 for the cash and charge receipts from the Landfill.  Poore made a motion to sign this check for deposit.  Ruder seconded the motion. 

Monthly fuel bids were received.  Midland Marketing received the low bid of $12,972.50. 

Bouchey discussed the work his department had done and plans for the next week.  Bouchey said the equipment is all good – one older mower is at Farm Implement for repairs for a transmission issue.  The dozer is operating.  The air conditioner has been repaired in the re-claimer, and the air conditioner in the excavator is doing okay for now.  Jack Kuhlmann will be working on the track at the fairgrounds this coming week, and the department will help the fair board where needed. 

Ruder made a motion to review, approve and sign the weekly vouchers as follows.  Poore seconded the motion. 

                August 6, 2018

County General                           68233-68248                       $12,380.12

Sheriff Equipment Reserve          68249-38252                       $3,349.23

Health Department                      68253-68256                       $990.93

  TOTAL                                                                                   $16,720.28

With no further business to transact, Ruder made a motion to adjourn.  Poore seconded the motion.

Adopted this 13th day of August, 2018



John Ruder Chairman                                                                   


Larry Poore, Member                                                                                                                                                                               


Corky Hagan, Member    


ATTEST:  Ruthmary Muir, Rooks County Clerk, Denise Murchie, Deputized Clerk