Atchison County Commission Minutes

The Commission met on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Present were: Presiding Commissioner Curtis Livengood; South District Commissioner Richard Burke; North District Commissioner Jim Quimby; and Susette Taylor, Clerk of the Commission.
Presiding Commissioner Curtis Livengood called the meeting to order.
Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.
Bills were reviewed, approved and ordered.
Month end department reports were reviewed and approved.
Road and Bridge Supervisor Adam Meyer, was in to discuss department matters.
Maintenance Supervisor Greg Beck reported that he is still test driving some lawn mowers to see how they hold up on the courthouse hills.
There being no further business to come before the commission, the commission adjourned.

The Commission met on Thursday, May 4, 2017. Present were: Presiding Commissioner Curtis Livengood; South District Commissioner Richard Burke; North District Commissioner Jim Quimby; and Susette Taylor, Clerk of the Commission.
Presiding Commissioner Curtis Livengood called the meeting to order.
Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.
Bills were reviewed, approved and ordered.
Month end department reports were reviewed and approved.
At 9 a.m. Mr. Jason Garst with the Atchison County Levee District No. 1 (ACLD) notified the Commission that their System Wide Improvement Framework (SWIF) to the United State Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) was accepted on April 27, 2017. The process began when the ACLD submitted a Letter of Intent dated June 18, 2014, to USACE Omaha District to develop a SWIF in a two-year period that would address the Flood Risk Reduction Projects (FRRP) L-561, L-550 and L-536 deficiencies.
One requirement of the SWIF plan was to develop an emergency preparedness plan (EPP) that would define the role of all individuals involved with flood preparedness, flood response and post flood activities. The ACLD hired Olsson Associates, an independent engineering firm, to develop this plan. Atchison County Emergency Management Director Rhonda Wiley attended the meetings and provided much of the information at the county level so our plan would fully integrate with the county’s emergency action plans.
It is ACLD’s responsibility to distribute their EPP to key players so that when a flood occurs everyone knows what are their specific roles are. Mr. Garst presented two (2) digital and 2 paper copies of ACLD’s EPP, one copy for the Commission and one copy for the Emergency Management Office.
Mr. Garst stated that another requirement the ACLD must fulfill is to organize a table top exercise of our EPP with key players. Currently the schedule for the exercise is during the month of August, and will be coordinated with everyone’s schedules closer to the actual date.
The commission thanked Mr. Garst for his commitment to this over whelming task.
Road and Bridger Supervisor Adam Meyer reported that Chad Ottmann with the Langdon Road District had contacted him with a request to rock a one mile section of road on 270th Street shared between the Atchison County Special Road District (1/2 mile) and the Langdon Special Road District (1/2 mile), which is a ½ mile on each side on the new bridge on 270th Street. Mr. Ottmann said the Langdon Special Road District would pay for 100% of the cost of the rock for the entire 1 mile section if it would then be brought into the CART Program. The Commission granted the request and will allow the Langdon Special Road District to purchase the rock at the county bid rate, but they must haul it themselves. The County will not do the hauling. Once it is inspected and brought up specification it will be added to the CART program and each district will maintain their respective ½ mile section.
Supervisor Meyer then reported that the Road and Bridge Department would move to four – ten hour days beginning the week of May 8th and that one of dump trucks had hit a deer this week which damaged the bumper. He has ordered a replacement.
Sheriff Dennis Martin was in to report that during a prisoner transport the 2015 Crown Vic had an axle break, resulting in a fire in the vehicle, this triggered the fire suppression system that was installed in the vehicle from the factory. The car cannot be put back in service without the system being replaced and the cost for replacement is prohibitive. It will be turned into insurance and all the equipment removed for use in another vehicle. The commission reviewed the budget and approved allowing Sheriff Martin move forward with bidding another truck and moving the Explorer to a transport vehicle if he so desires.
The Commissioners went up to visit the 911 office and see the new equipment being installed.
There being no further business to come before the commission, the commission adjourned.

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