April 28


April 28, 2023

The Rooks County Board of Commissioners met with the following present:  Chairman, John Ruder, and Members Tim Berland and Kayla Hilbrink. Laura Montgomery, County Clerk, was present to record the minutes.  Ruder called the meeting to order and asked all to stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance

Montgomery and Ruder met with Gail Strutt on Thursday to discuss his sick leave. He is still waiting for a doctor’s note. Montgomery paid the balance of his vacation leave for April. She is waiting on the doctor’s note before paying out sick leave. She requested the note by April 28th.

Chesapeake Road House is closing on May 7th as he is moving the business to Logan. The commissioners requested some information from Montgomery to be available next Tuesday.

Hilbrink made a motion to review and sign end of month vouchers and payroll. Ruder second the motion and Berland agreed.

END OF MONTH                                                                                                                   

FUND                                    VOUCHERS         EMPLE BEN         GROSS PAY         TOTAL

County General                157,254.92           40,720.97             156,184.14           354,160.03

Road & Bridge                   21,845.31                                             66,427.90             88,273.21

Noxious Weed                   2,928.60                                               7,735.73               10,664.33

Health   Department          2,847.75                                               20,317.48             26,630.59

Sanitation                            156.27                                                 10,318.20             10,474.47

Golf Course                        2,319.35                                               520.79                   2,840.14

RCED                                  1,061.31                  840.97                   4,873.96               6,776.24

Insurance Claims              12,466.03                                                                             12,466.03

Totals                                    200,879.54           45,027.30             266,378.20           512,285.04



FUND                                    VOUCHERS         EMPLE BEN         GROSS PAY         TOTAL

County General                201,106.29           40,720.97             156,184.14           398,011.40

Road & Bridge                   88,320.04                                           66,427.90             154,747.94

Noxious Weed                  3,785.03                                               7,735.73               11,520.76

Clerk Equipment                549.99                                                                                   549.99

Sheriff Equip                      700.00                                                                                   700.00

Health Department         18,516.30               3,465.36               20,317.48                42,299.14

Custodian Equip                643.87                                                                                   643.87

Sanitation                            4,998.27                                               10,318.20             15,316.47

Golf Course                        3,261.56                                               520.79                   2,840.14

RCED                                  1,960.19               840.97                    4,873.96                7,675.12

Parks & Recreation          1,303.00                                                                               1,303.00

Sheriff VIN Registration       250.00                                                                                 250.00

Insurance Claims          20,099.57                                                                             20,099.57

Totals                                345494.11            45,027.30             266,378.20           655,954.40


Commissioners discussed the golf course and the restaurant.

Ruder discuss with the County Attorney about doing a lease for the Red Bud Facility in Plainville. Danielle Muir, County Attorney, said the county can do a five (5) year lease. The commissioners discussed doing a lease and agreed this is something they need to look into. Ruder requested transferring $75,000.00 from the commissioner’s budget line item for Red Bud. Hilbrink was not in favor of this. Ruder said the facility is in need of funds. They have building expenses. Berland said the county will pay for building expenses if any. Ruder will get more information.

With no further business to transact, Hilbrink made a motion to adjourn the meet. Ruder second the motion and Berland agreed.

Adopted this 2nd Day of May, 2023




John Ruder, Chairman                                                                                                                                                                                   


Kayla Hilbrink, Member


Tim Berland, Member



Laura Montgomery, Certified County Clerk