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KANSAS ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES
MINUTES OF FEBRUARY 9,
Board Members Present: Michele Abbott-Becker, Marion County Emergency
Management Director; Sheila
Biggs, Dickinson County Commissioner; Joe Connor, Unified
Government Health Department Administrator; Terry David,
Rice County EMS Director; Jack
Frick, Scott County Commissioner; R. Steve
Garten, Barber County Commissioner; Mark Low, Finney County
Appraiser; JR McMahon II, Miami County Director of Public Works; John
Miller, Norton County Commissioner; Tim
Norton, Sedgwick County Commissioner; Dale
Phillips, Barton County Noxious Weed Director; Dennis
Peterson, Riley County Noxious Weed Director; Tom
Wagner, Atchison County Commissioner; Dick
Works, Allen County Commissioner.
Board Members Absent:
Larry McAulay, Johnson County
Director of Legal Services.
Others Present: Randall
Allen, KAC Executive Director; Melissa Wangemann, KAC General Counsel.
President Connor called the meeting to order at 6:15 p.m.
Tim Norton moved and Mark
Low seconded a motion to approve the agenda.
The motion passed.
Tom Wagner moved and Terry
David seconded a motion to approve the January minutes.
The motion passed.
Dick Works explained that the
Finance Committee had reviewed the bills and payroll as of February 9, 2009.
Dick Works moved and Dennis Peterson
seconded a motion to approve the report and file it for the audit. The motion passed.
President Connor gave his report. He explained a proposed
process outlined in a handout for reviewing the bylaws for amendments.
Melissa Wangemann and Randall Allen presented the legislative
Randall Allen gave the
executive director report. He reviewed
handouts detailing the KAC 2009 dues and the local road engineer dues that had
been paid by counties. He also went over
the ?Intro to Commissioner?s Job? training that occurred the week before.
John Miller suggested
additional staffing at KAC for legislative matters.
Terry David discussed the bills introduced by the Board of
Emergency Medical Services.
McMahon asked how the 80/20 split would work . .. Randall answered that the
Legislative Policy Committee would take it up for consideration after the
Sheila Biggs reported that the Orion system used by county
appraisers is not working correctly.
Discussion was had to invite Secretary Wagnon to a meeting to discuss
Mark Low reported that the Kansas County Appraisers
Association hosted its reception last week for legislators.
Michele Abbott-Becker noted that several burn bans were going
on throughout the state.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:53
Minutes prepared by Melissa Wangemann
Michele Abbott-Becker, Secretary