January 21, 2005

Kansas Association of Counties

Governing Board Meeting Minutes

January 21, 2005

League of Kansas Municipalities Conference Room

300 SW 10th Street

Topeka, Kansas 66603


President Gene Merry called the meeting to order at 10:00 p.m. Board members present were as follows:


Lonie Addis, Labette County Commissioner

Ted Ensley, Shawnee County Commissioner

Eileen Filbert, Jefferson County Health Department Administrator

Shannon Francis, Seward County Commissioner

Gene Merry, Coffey County Commissioner

Mary Messamore, Sherman County Emergency Management Director

John Miller, Norton County Commissioner

Alvin Perez, Republic County Highway Administrator

Dennis Peterson, Riley County Noxious Weed Director

Gary Post, Lyon County Appraiser

Nicholas Saldan, Johnson County Deputy Counselor

Florence Whitebread, Geary County Commissioner

Tom Winters, Sedgwick, Sedgwick County Commissioner


KAC staff present:


Randall Allen, KAC Executive Director

Judy Moler, KAC Legislative Services Director/General Counsel


President Merry asked for a moment of silence to remember Greenwood County Sheriff, Matt Samuels, killed in the line of duty.




Florence Whitebread moved, seconded by Ted Ensley to approve the Consent Agenda with the following change to the minutes. The change is that there was a motion to adopt the 2005 budget with education program intact. The approval of bills and payroll as reviewed earlier by the Finance Committee was also part of this motion. Motion carried.




Treasurer John Miller presented the Monthly Financial Report approved. Motion made by Florence Whitebread, seconded by Mary Messamore.  


President’s Remarks:


President Merry has several goals: #1 priority is 100% county participation in KAC; #2 priority is to continue the education program. The Vice President will be reviewing the Education plan; # 3 is to form additional study groups for other reviews; and #4 is consolidation….to not move forward on any local consolidation legislation, but to let local governments look at their own destiny.





This will be a monthly item on the Board agenda with each affiliate/associate reporting on concerns, information, questions of their organization.







Lonie Addis gave a NACo report on his latest Board meeting in Chicago.


2005 Legislative Briefing


Randall and Judy reported on legislation that has been introduced thus far and arrangements made for County Government Day on February 15.


2004 Annual Conference Report








Approved: __________________________

                 Florence Whitebread, Secretary