The Atchison County Commission met Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Present were: Presiding Commissioner Curtis Livengood, North District Commissioner Jim Quimby, South District Commissioner Richard Burke, and Susette Taylor, Clerk of the Commission.
Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. Bills were reviewed and approved.
Monthly department reports were reviewed and approved.
Clerk Taylor presented a notice from Jeanie Giffin, Workforce Development Board, that Nathan Johnson with Community Hospital-Fairfax will be leaving the area and has resigned from his position on the board. The notice also stated that Julie Jones, also with Community Hospital-Fairfax, has agreed to fill the position. The commissioners voted to appoint Julie Jones, Community Hospital-Fairfax, to fill the vacant position on the Workforce Development Board as a representative from Atchison County.
Prosecuting Attorney Brett Hurst was in to discuss budget matters. The request for equipment was within his budget allocation and approved by the commission.
The commissioners and Road and Bridge Supervisor Meyer participated in a conference call with representatives from the Outlaw Project. The call was led by Louis Feldman, who gave a construction update and discussed road concerns with Supervisor Meyer. He stated that full construction is still planned to increase around May 18. Employee guidelines related to COVID-19 were discussed. An outline of their procedures was provided to the county and the Atchison County Health Department. Both the Atchison County Health Director and the commissioners felt the guidelines they had set in place for the project were very extensive and followed or exceeded procedures put in place for local citizens.
Mr. Feldman reported that there will be several more concrete trucks on the road as the project continues to ramp up. They will be adding solar panel alert signs for added safety. Presiding Commissioner Livengood reminded them that there would also be an increased amount of farm traffic due to the weather. They stated that they have made their drivers aware and instructions for added precautions have been implemented.
There being no further business, the commission adjourned.