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MINUTES

KANSAS ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES BOARD MEETING

Friday, March 16, 2001

KAC Office, 6206 SW 9th Terrace, Topeka, KS

 

 

President Rod Broberg called the meeting to order at 10:31a.m.  Board members present were as follows:

 

Board members present:

 

Lonie A. Addis, Labette County Commissioner

Rodney Broberg, Saline County Appraiser

Wade M. Dixon, Greeley County Attorney/County Counselor

Linda Fincham, Marshall County Register of Deeds

Russ Frey, Riley County Commissioner

Bobby C. Heitschmidt, Ellsworth County Commissioner

Dean Kruse, Norton County Commissioner

Kathy Peckman, Miami County Clerk

Paula Phillips, Douglas County Emergency Management Director

Nancy Weeks, Haskell County Treasurer

William (Bill) Linde, Woodson County Commissioner

 

Board Members not present

 

Mike Billinger, Ellis County Treasurer

Joe Brunk, Sedgwick County Weed Director

Frances Garcia, Reno County Commissioner

Randy Rogers, Coffey County Sheriff

Ron Sitts, Edwards County Public Works Director

 

 

 

Others present were:

 

Randy Allen, KAC Executive Director

Judy Moler, KAC Legislative Services Director/General Counsel

Pam Hatfield, KAC Executive Assistant

 

 

Approval of Minutes

 

President Rod Broberg announced that the minutes had not been reviewed in their entirety, and were not ready for board approval.  Minutes for the February meeting will be available for approval at the May meeting, that will be held in Greeley County

 

 

 

Meeting Agenda Additions/Corrections

 

Executive Director Randy Allen asked that the 2001 Annual Report be moved up on the agenda. 

 

 

2001 Annual Conference

Randy Allen handed out an "Annual Conference Theme Brainstorming" sheet.  After the board was divided into two groups, they were directed to focus on the ideas presented, and to add to the list.  Being as creative as they are capable of, the group came up with many ideas for not only a Conference theme, but also ideas for titles of some of the breakout sessions, and workshops. 

 

Randy reminded ALL board members that as such, their reservations for the conference would be made for them - do not have your county make you a reservation!  Beginning April 3, reservations will begin to be registered at the conference hotel and with the other hotels holding blocks. 

 

Randy handed out a draft policy statement for the 2001 Annual Conference.  The statement lists the Conference Purpose, Schedule and Format and the Conference Planning.  Kathy Peckman suggested the statement be printed in the County Comment as well as the Conference brochure.  Doing so would demonstrate the true purpose of our conference and encourage more participants.  Russ Frey suggested adding a #4 to the purpose.  He would like to incorporate a means for creating strategy for better relations with legislative government relations.  With better planning at this level, we could present solid unity to the legislators. 

 

There was some discussion for Pre-Conference Workshop presenters.  "Managing Change", a workshop led by Joanne Patera was an event that several board members had attended and gave rave reviews.  Randy will look into the availability of her as a presenter. 

 

11:40a.m.  Adjourn for lunch

12:20p.m. Resume meeting

 

Finance Committee Report

 

Finance Committee Chairperson Nancy Weeks reviewed the list of bills and payments submitted for approval. Nancy indicated that the bills and invoices had been examined by the Finance Committee at its earlier meeting and that the Finance Committee recommended approval of the bills as submitted. 

 

Nancy Weeks moved, seconded by Russ Frey to approve the bills and payrolls as submitted.  Motion carried.

 

The monthly financials are not completed for presentation at this time.  They will be available for review and approval at the May 23, 2001 meeting, that will be held in Greeley County.

 

 

Executive Director's Report

 

Randy Allen handed out copies of testimony that he presented on HB 2468.  He also presented the board with a copy of a handout he received on this same bill addressed to "Commissioners".  

 

Michelle Works, KAC Conference Planner is attending at Conference Planners Conference in Kansas City

 

Marla Flentje is currently in Salina, leading the first of three County Government and the Law workshops.  The other two classes will be held in Emporia and Garden City. 

 

There are approximately 55% of the Compensation Surveys turned in to date. 

Judy Moler, Rod Broberg Lonie Addis and Randy Allen attended the NACo Legislative Conference in Washington DC March 2 - March 6.  Nancy Weeks and Russ Frey were also in attendance.  A copy of the "Streamlined Sales Tax: A Kansas Perspective" was handed out to board members. 

 

 

NACo Report

 

Lonie Addis, NACo Representative gave a report about the NACo Legislative Conference in Washington DC.  Lonie and Judy Moler attended a party that was held by the British Ambassador.  Lonie handed out a copy of the NACo 2001 Interim Policy Resolutions booklet to all board members.  The highlight of his trip, he said, was the Congressional Breakfast.  Lonie was most pleased that Representative Moran and Representative Moore attended.  He was impressed  with the turn out as well.  The tour of the capital rounded out a memorable conference. 

 

2001 Legislative Session Update

 

9-1-1

 

Surveyors Bill 2406

 

SB 83

 

Streamlined Sales Tax

 

Opt-In Insurance

 

Public Hearing - State Health Plan

 

Noxious Weed Bill will be out of committee on Monday. 

 

#2369 - Paving Materials

 

SB 306 Franchise Fees

 

SB 107

 

Comments

 

Lonie Addis asked that the KAC have name badges made up with the KAC Logo as well as board member names, etc, as an identifying tool.  It was suggested that we have badges created with a magnetic backing.  This will be researched. 

 

 

With no further business on the agenda, the meeting was adjourned at 2:17 p.m.

 

 

                                                                        Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

                                                                        ___________________________

                                                                        Pam Hatfield, Executive Assistant

 

 

Approved by KAC Board:

 

 

 

_____________________________

Wade Dixon, KAC Secretary

May 23, 2001