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Association of Counties
Governing Board Meeting
Sunday, November 17, 2002
Enterprise Board Room, Hyatt Regency Hotel
President Russ Frey called
the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. Board members present were as follows:
Lonie Addis, Labette County
Clark Allemang, Butler County
Mike Billinger, Ellis County
Rod Broberg, Saline County Appraiser
Joe Brunk, Sedgwick County Weed Director
Jerry Davis, Finney County
Wade Dixon, Greeley County
Eileen Filbert, Jefferson
County Health Department Administrator
Linda Fincham, Marshall
County Register of Deeds
Russ Frey, Riley County
Frances Garcia, Reno County
Dean Kruse, Norton County
Bill Linde, Woodson County
Kathy Peckman, Miami County Clerk
Paula Phillips, Douglas County
Emergency Management Director
Randy Rogers, Coffey County Sheriff
Ron Sitts, Edwards County Public
Randy Allen, KAC Executive
Gloria Davis, wife of
Commissioner Jerry Davis
Marla Flentje, KAC Education
Betsy Gwin, Sedgwick County
John Miller, Wallace County
Judy Moler, KAC Legislative
Services Director/General Counsel
Darryl Peckman, husband of
WELCOME TO SEDGWICK COUNTY
Commissioner Betsy Gwin of Sedgwick County
welcomed the KAC Board to Sedgwick County and thanked the board for holding the 27th
Annual Conference in Sedgwick County.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Lonie Addis moved,
seconded by Kathy Peckman, to approve the October 11, 2002 meeting minutes.
INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS
Gloria Davis, Darryl Peckman
and Wallace County Commissioner John Miller were introduced.
Before the meeting
commenced, President Frey asked for a moment of silence in memory of former board
member Bobby Heitschmidt, who recently passed away.
CHANGES TO THE AGENDA
Two additional items were
requested. Wade Dixon asked for time to report on the Performance Evaluation
Committee. President Frey asked that time for an executive session be added at
the end of the meeting.
Treasurer Mike Billinger
asked that the Approval of bills and payrolls and review of the September, 2002
Monthly Financial Report be postponed until the next meeting.
OVERVIEW AND INSTRUCTIONS
Executive Director Randy
Allen reviewed with the Board the agenda for the conference as well as
board/staff assignments and times to report. Judy Moler distributed and
discussed the protocols for adoption of the KAC’s 2003 Legislative Policy
Statement. She also distributed copies of a Public Service Announcement
regarding 9-1-1 legislation that the KAC will be a part of during the
month of December, 2002.
Randy Allen announced that the
annual board reorganizational meeting will be held Thursday, December 12, 2002 at
the KAC office in Topeka. There will be a social event that evening with the
League of Kansas Municipalities Board at the Kansas International Museum. On Friday
morning, December 13, there will a joint Board meeting with the League Board at
the Capitol Plaza Hotel.
Randy asked for consideration
of a proposal from the Austin Peters Group to conduct the 2003 Compensation
Survey in behalf of the Kansas Association of Counties, at a cost not to exceed
$2,774. Kathy Peckman moved, seconded by Joe Brunk, to accept the proposal
as recommended by the Executive Director. Motion carried.
Randy asked for authorization
for the KAC President and Executive Director to travel to a NACo-sponsored
meeting for state presidents and state executive directors of county
associations on January 8-10, 2003 in Washington, DC. Randy Rogers moved, seconded by Ron Sitts to
approve the travel authorization request. Motion carried.
Randy announced that through
a process established in the Constitution of the Kansas County Commissioners
Association, new KAC board members for 2003-4 would be
Commissioner Ted Ensley, Shawnee County;
Commissioner Gene Merry, Coffey County; and Commissioner Florence Whitebread,
Geary County. Other Board positions to be appointed or reappointed are from
other affiliate groups, including the Register of Deeds, Treasurers, Sheriffs;
and Highway Officials.
Wade Dixon announced that the
committee had met and was searching for ways to enhance the evaluation
process. Paula Phillips had an opportunity through Kansas Health Foundation
training to participate in a Leadership Development program. Paula can order for
the board two instruments or documents for use by the Board. They include: Self-Assessment
for Association Boards for $126.75, and Assessment
of the Chief Executive, for $39.00. Rod Broberg moved, seconded by Frances
Garcia, to purchase these instruments through Paula Phillips. Motion carried.
At 9:45 a.m., Wade
Dixon moved, seconded by Rod Broberg, that the Board move into executive
session for the discussion of non-elected personnel matters and consultation
with legal counsel for 10 minutes. Motion passed.
At 9:55 a.m.,
the board returned to open session. No action was taken.
With no further business, the
meeting was adjourned at 9:56 a.m.
A. Moler, Legislative Services Director/General Counsel
December 12, 2002