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MINUTES

KANSAS ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES

BOARD MEETING

November 18, 2001, Wichita, Kansas

 

 

President Rod Broberg called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m.  Those board members present were as follows:

 

Lonie Addis, Labette County Commissioner

Mike Billinger, Ellis County Treasurer

Joe Brunk, Sedgwick  County Weed Director

Rodney Broberg, Saline County Appraiser

Jerry Davis, Finney County Commissioner

Wade Dixon, Greeley County Counselor

Linda Fincham, Marshall County Register of Deeds

Russ Frey, Riley County Commissioner

Frances Garcia, Reno County Commissioner

Bobby Heitschmidt, Ellsworth County Commissioner

Dean Kruse, Norton County Commissioner

Bill Linde, Woodson County Commissioner

Kathy Peckman, Miami County Clerk

Paula Phillips, Douglas County Emergency Management Director

Randy Rogers, Coffey County Sheriff

Ron Sitts, Edwards County Public Works Director

Nancy Weeks, Haskell County Treasurer

 

Others present were:

 

Randy Allen, KAC Executive Director

Marla Flentje, KAC Education Director

John Miller, Wallace County Commissioner

Judy Moler, KAC Legislative Services Director/General Counsel

 

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES:

 

Paula Phillips moved and Bobby Heitschmidt seconded the approval of the September 21, 2001 minutes.  Russ Frey moved and Frances Garcia seconded the approval of the October 12, 2001 minutes.  Both sets of minutes were approved.

 

INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS:

 

Wallace County Commissioner John Miller was introduced. Sedgwick County Commission Chairperson Carolyn McGinn was recognized and asked to make some comments. Commissioner McGinn welcomed the Board to Sedgwick County for the 26th Annual Conference and thanked the board for holding the conference again in Wichita.

 

 

FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT:

 

Treasurer Nancy Weeks moved, seconded by Dean Kruse, to approve the bill and payrolls for November, 2001. Motion carried. The monthly financial reports for August and September, 2001 were presented by Nancy Weeks.  Nancy Weeks moved, seconded by Russ Frey, to approve and place the reports on file. Motion carried.

 

STRATEGIC PLANNING/IMPLEMENTATION AGENDA:

 

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, General Counsel, explained the protocol for adopting the 2002 KAC Legislative Platform. She reviewed rules for the Sunday night platform discussion and the adoption at the annual business meeting on Tuesday.

 

KANSAS COUNTY GOVERNMENT INSTITUTE REPORT:

 

Marla presented the report of 3rd Quarter, 2001 activities for the Kansas County Government Institute.

 

PRESENTATION OF THE 2002 KAC BUDGET:

 

Executive Director Randy Allen presented to the Board the proposed annual budget for 2002.  Lonie Addis mentioned that monies needed for the NACo representative to attend the WIR meeting in Montana in 2002 had been omitted from the budget.  Randy said that was an oversight and would be corrected.  Russ Frey asked if expenditures and revenues for the KAC annual budget could be reflected in a pie chart.  Randy said “no problem”. 

 

Russ Frey moved, seconded by Bobby Heitschmidt, to approve the 2002 KAC budget of $708,550, a 3.5% increase above the 2001 budget. Motion approved. Randy Allen indicated that the budget does not include grant funds expected to be received from the Kansas Health Foundation for the Public Health Fellowship program, nor does it include monies for the WIR conference. Budget amendments will be offered in the future to reflect these changes.

 

DECEMBER BOARD MEETING:

 

Randy Allen confirmed with the board the December meeting dates.  The KAC Annual Reorganizational Meeting will be Thursday, Dec. 13 in the KAC offices at 1:00 p.m.

That evening there will be a social event with the League of Kansas Municipalities Governing Board.  The following morning, December 14, there will be a joint board meeting with the League to be adjourned by noon

 

 

 

Nancy Weeks moved, seconded by Paula Phillips, to adjourn the meeting at 10:15 a.m. Motion carried.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

­­                                                                                    ___________________.

Judith A. Moler

General Counsel/Legislative

Services Director

 

 

 

Approved:   _____________________________.

                    Wade Dixon, KAC Secretary

                     December 13, 2001