March 31


March 31, 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.  Virgie Laska was present to write a report for Stockton Sentinel. Ruder called the meeting to order and asked all to stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance

The agenda was accepted as presented.

Roger Hrabe, Eco. Dev. Director, was in to visit with the commissioners about bids at the airport. He informed the commissioners that he has been working on the paperwork in for state historical credits. There is an agreement between the purchaser of the tax credits and the commissioners. Solutions North Bank has indicated they are interested in purchasing the credits. The credits are about $20,000. The County has already received the grant funding. The only thing left to do are the tax credits.

Hrabe discussed the bids for the repairs on the tarmac at the airport. The airport board has accepted the bid from America Pavement Solutions. They had 6 proposals. The apron and the area by the fuel pumps are not eligible for the grant. The bids were presented three ways:  Base bid, Base bid plus alt.1, Base Bid plus alt 2, and Base bid plus alt.1 & alt. 2. The airport commission accepted the last; Base bid plus alt.1 and alt.2. The bids came in lower than estimated. Hrabe had pictures of places that need repaired. Because of the accepted bid with repairs on the apron and area by the fuel pumps, the county share is now around $60,000. Hrabe is still waiting on some grant funds and doesn’t have the money to pay bills. He is requesting some funds from the county. The commissioners discuss the funds available in the commissioner’s budget for the airport. Hilbrink made a motion to transfer funds from the commissioner airport line item to the Rooks County Airport in the amount of $12,500.  Berland second the motion and Ruder agreed.

Ruder made a motion to review and approve end of the month vouchers & payroll as follows. Berland second the motion and Hilbrink agreed.


FUND                    VOUCHERS         EMPLE BENEFITS              GROSS PAY         TOTAL

General                141,893.29               40,768.70                             151,583.61           334,245.60

Road                      2,248.92                                                               71,737.71             73,986.63

Weed                       667.12                                                                   7,038.45               7,715.57

Health                                                     3,974.68                                 23,4961              27,434.29

Sanitation               220.50                                                                   10,284.59             10,505.09

RCED                  1,061.31                       840.97                                   4,873.96              6,776.24

GRAND TOTAL   146,101.14             45,584.35                                268,977.93           460,663.42



FUND                    VOUCHERS         EMPLE BENEFITS              GROSS PAY         TOTAL

General                198,672.76              40,768.70                             151,583.61           391,025.07

Road                      39,73638                                                              71,737.71             111,474.09

Weed                      7,452.04                                                               7,038.45               14,490.49

Sheriff Equip         16,149.20                                                                                           16,149.20

Health                   19,001.24                 3,974.68                                23,4961               46,435.53

Custodian                  309.99                                                                                                309.99

Sanitation                 980.32                                                                10,284.59             11,264.91

Golf Course          2,024.39                                                                   2,024.39               11,26491

RCED                    2,973.31                     840.97                                  4,873.96               8,688.24

Alcohol Prog        3000.000                                                                                                3,000.00

CKLS                      2,989.99                                                                                               2,989.99

Insurance            17,630.64                                                                                             17,630.64

GRAND TOTAL   310,920.26            45,584.35                               268,977.93            625,482.54                            

The commissioners discussed the concerns of blowing trash along the highway from the landfill.

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

Adopted this 4th Day of April, 2023




John Ruder, Chairman                                                                                                                                                                               


Kayla Hilbrink, Member


Tim Berland, Member



Laura Montgomery, Certified County Clerk