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Kansas Association of Counties

Special Governing Board Meeting

March 18, 2004

KAC Conference Room

6206 SW 9th Terrace

Topeka, KS  66615




President Ted Ensley called the special meeting to order at 8:00 p.m. 


Board members present were as follows:


Lonie Addis, Labette County Commissioner

Mike Billinger, Ellis County Treasurer

John Calhoon, Atchison County Sheriff

Jerry Davis, Finney County Commissioner

Wade Dixon, Greeley County Counselor

Ted Ensley, Shawnee County Commissioner

Eileen Filbert, Jefferson County Health Department Administrator

Linda Fincham, Marshall County Register of Deeds

Gene Merry, Coffey County Commissioner

John Miller, Norton County Commissioner

Kathy Peckman, Miami County Clerk

Gary Post, Lyon County Appraiser

Ron Sitts, Edwards County Public Works Director


KAC board member absent:


Carolyn McGinn, Sedgwick County Commissioner

Dennis Peterson, Riley County Noxious Weed Director

Nicholas Saldan, Johnson County Deputy County Counselor

Mary Messamore, Sherman County Emergency Management Director

Florence Whitebread, Geary County Commissioner


KAC staff present:


Randall Allen, Executive Director

Judy Moler, Legislative Services Director/General Counsel


At 8:02 p.m., Lonie Addis moved to go into executive session for a period of forty-five (45) minutes under the following exception to the Kansas Open Meetings Act, K.S.A. 75-4319 (2), consultation with an attorney for the body or agency which would be deemed privileged in the attorney/client relationship. Specifically, the purpose of the executive session is to discuss the Association’s response to a claim, Pamela J. Hatfield v. Kansas Association of Counties.  Gene Merry seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous. Those attending included:  Lonie Addis, Mike Billinger, John Calhoon, Jerry Davis, Wade Dixon, Ted Ensley, Eileen Filbert, Linda Fincham, Gene Merry, John Miller, Kathy Peckman, Gary Post, Ron Sitts, and Randall Allen, Judy Moler, and Steven Pigg, outside counsel.


Chairman Ted Ensley resumed the open meeting at 8:47 p.m. No action was taken.      





                                                                                                            Respectfully submitted,




                                                                                                            Randall Allen

                                                                                                            KAC Executive Director



Approved by the Board:  ________________________________.

                                         Carolyn McGinn, KAC Secretary 



Approval Date:  ________________________.