NOVEMBER 14, 2018
The Rooks County Board of Commissioners met in special session for the purpose of canvassing the 2018 General Election. Those present were Commissioners John Ruder, Larry Poore, and Corky Hagan. Ruthmary Muir, Rooks County Clerk, was present as well.
Commissioner Ruder opened the meeting proceeding with regular duties first. The Commissioners reviewed the minutes from November 5th. Ruder made a motion to approve the minutes of November 5th with some minor corrections to be made. Poore seconded the motion, and Hagan approved. After the minutes were printed, Hagan made a motion to sign the corrected minutes. Ruder seconded the motion, and Poore agreed.
Hagan and Poore both reported on snow amounts, hunting activities, and farming woes. Poore said he would be attending a Work Force One meeting in Great Bend next month, and a conference call with WF1 had been cancelled the previous day. Poore will be attending the Economic Development meeting this week, and he reported on the Table Top Exercise held the previous evening.
Ruder also reported on the Table Top Exercise held in Palco, and he had talked to the Red Bud Village Administrator about the contract that had been signed for new sprinkler heads. The sprinkler heads will be installed after the first of the year. The Red Bud Village Board meeting will be at 4:00 pm Thursday.
Heather Poore, Rooks County Appraiser had left notes of her recent activities – mostly that she had passed her International Property Tax Policy Class. Heather Poore will be attending an Orion Conference this week, and she has a case study in January that will be held in Manhattan. Heather Poore will be at small claims in Hays for hearings with Midland Marketing on November 27th.
Poore made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s October financial report. Hagan seconded this motion, and Ruder agreed.
A letter was received from DSNWK requesting the Commissioners to appoint Diane Voss as the Rooks County representative to the DSNWK Board. Ruder made a motion to appoint Diane Creevan-Voss as Rooks County’s representative to the DSNWK Board at their request. Poore seconded the motion, and Hagan agreed. Appointment letters will be written for signature.
An invitation was received from NWKS Planning and Development Commission to attend the 2018 annual meeting and supper. The event will be held at the Graham County 4-H Building at the fairgrounds south of Hill City on Wednesday, November 28th starting at 6:00 pm.
Hagan made a motion to approve a $75.00 gift card for a Christmas present to Rooks County employees. To receive the gift card, employees will need to be on the payroll for November. The gift cards will be credited at the local grocery stores in Stockton and Plainville. Ruder seconded the motion, and Poore agreed.
The Board received a public notice to be posted for Greg Conway dba Conway Farms, LLC concerning the renewal permit for an existing facility for a maximum capacity of 999 head of beef cattle weighing less than 700 pounds. There has been no change in animal units since the last permit. This notice will be posted for public comments until December 15, 2018.
Ruder made a motion to review, approve and sign the weekly vouchers as follows. Poore seconded the motion, and Hagan agreed.
November 14, 2018
County General 68940-68941 $1,303.28
Noxious Weed 68942 $109.91
Health Department 68943 $40.01
Economic Develop Expand TR 68944-68945 $154.67
GRAND TOTAL $1,607.87
Lori Eichman, Rooks County Health Department administrator, was present to ask a board member to volunteer to be on the Kansas Medicaid and CGS (Medicare Provider Enrollment Program) boards. Hagan volunteered, and Ruder made a motion to appoint Corky Hagan to the Kansas Medicaid and CGS Board. Poore seconded the motion, and Hagan agreed.
Eichman also reported she is taking bids from local contractors to repair the flooring in a bathroom at her department.
The Rooks County Board of Commissioners convened as the Canvass Board. Those present were the Commissioners: John Ruder, Larry Poore, and Corky Hagan. Ruthmary Muir, Rooks County Clerk, was also present. The Clerk presented election totals and percentages of ballots cast. An abstract was shown with all races and total votes. The Commissioners reviewed all totals and the Certificates of Votes. Provisional ballots were presented as follows:
Failed to provide valid identification 2
Moved within County 21
Name Change 2
Office clerical error 4
Voter was not registered 4
TOTAL ACCEPTED 33
Ruder made a motion, that under statute, six ballots were not qualified to be counted. Poore seconded this motion, and Hagan agreed.
Ruder made a motion to count the twenty-seven (27) ballots per individual statute. Poore seconded the motion, and Hagan agreed.
The Commissioners scanned the twenty-seven ballots through the ICX scanner, printed the tape, read the results and recorded the provisional counts.
Ruder made a motion to certify the abstract with the added figures from the provisional ballots. Hagan seconded the motion, and Poore agreed.
With no further business to transact, Ruder made a motion to adjourn. Poore seconded the motion, and Hagan agreed.
Adopted this 19th day of November, 2018
ROOKS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
John Ruder Chairman ATTEST:
Larry Poore, Member Ruthmary Muir, Rooks County Clerk
Corky Hagan, Member