The Atchison County Commission met Tuesday, February 26, 2019. Present were: Presiding Commissioner Curtis Livengood, North District Commissioner Jim Quimby, South District Commissioner Richard Burke, and Susette Taylor, Clerk of the Commission.

Presiding Commissioner Livengood called the meeting to order.

Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

Bills were reviewed and approved.

Department monthly reports were reviewed and approved.

The following add-ons and abatements to the tax books were approved on February 19.

Personal Property –

December 2018

Additions to the tax books: 2018, $41,874.77; 2017, $1,532.15; 2016, $29.94; 2015, $31.98

Abatements from the tax books: 2018, $45,327.39

Real Property –

December 2018

Additions to the tax books: 2018, $105,480.70

Abatements from the tax books: 2018, $2,994.46; 2017, $401.68; 2016, $393.05; 2015, $396.46

Jonathan Baker, Senior Project Developer with EDF Renewables, met with the commission to discuss the Brickyard Hill Project. He was pleased that Ameren and the county were able to reach an agreement which will allow for the transfer of the road agreements when needed. Mr. Baker stated that the contractor would be determined within the next week or so and work could begin in August to September 2019 time frame. Clerk Taylor stated that the economic agreement now needs to be reviewed and approved by the county and EDF, as well as discuss assessment timelines. Mr. Baker agreed and said he could be available when needed.

Joe Hegeman, Field Representative for Congressman Sam Graves, met with the commission to report on things happening in Washington, D.C. They discussed legislation in progress to make sure the wind turbines are locally assessed is owned by a public utility.

Sheriff Dennis Martin was in to discuss department matters with the commission.

Clerk Taylor presented a letter to open a new checking account at Citizens Bank & Trust which will be used solely for the transfer of the county retirement funds to LAGERS. The commissioners voted to open the new account named Atchison County LAGERS.

There being no further business, the commission adjourned.

The Commission met Thursday, February 28, 2019. Present were: Presiding Commissioner Curtis Livengood, North District Commissioner Jim Quimby, South District Commissioner Richard Burke, and Susette Taylor, Clerk of the Commission.

Presiding Commissioner Livengood called the meeting to order.

Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

Bills were reviewed and approved.

Presiding Commissioner Livengood presented the request for renewal of the Ag Ready Program. The program is required to be renewed every two years. The commissioners voted to approve the Ag Ready Program renewal.

Clerk Taylor was contacted by Citizens Bank & Trust to see if the county would agree to name the newly-approved Atchison County LAGERS account Atchison County Commission LAGERS account. A new letter was drafted and submitted to the bank to approve the change.

There being no further business, the commission adjourned.

The Commission met Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Present were: Presiding Commissioner Curtis Livengood, North District Commissioner Jim Quimby, and South District Commissioner Richard Burke. Susette Taylor, Clerk of the Commission, was attending the NACO Legislative Conference as a sitting member of the Rural Ag Steering Committee and Rural Action Caucus.

Presiding Commissioner Livengood called the meeting to order.

Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

Bills were reviewed and approved.

Department monthly reports were reviewed and approved.

Maintenance Supervisor Greg Beck spoke with the commission about department matters.

Jim Crawford was present to introduce Hank Stelzer, the Associate Professor of Forestry Extension and Natural Resources.

Road and Bridge Supervisor Adam Meyer, was in to report on road conditions.

There being no further business, the commission adjourned.