COMMISSIONERSí PROCEEDINGS

Week of September 16, 2002

 

††††††††† The Grant County Commissioners session was called to order at 9:00 a.m. with all of the Commissioners in attendance with the Clerk of the Board.

 

††††††††† The Commissioners read and approved the minutes of the preceding session as written.

 

††††††††† As of this date the Commissioners approved the vouchers filed in the Auditors Office 9/16/02 in the total amount of $2,483,175.46.

 

††††††††† The Commissioners approved the request by the Juvenile Department to allow Megan Judge to take leave without pay prior to the birth of her child.

 

††††††††† A motion was made by Commissioner Moore, seconded by Commissioner Allison that Resolution Number 2002-134-CC approving a minor zone change of several parcels in the Trinidad area requested by Everett Brissey be passed.The motion carried.

 

††††††††† A motion was made by Commissioner Moore, seconded by Commissioner Allison that Resolution Number 2002-135-CC designating Paul Pridmore, M.Ed. to provide the services of a County Designated Mental Health Professional effective September 1, 2002 be passed.The motion carried.

 

††††††††† A motion was made by Commissioner Allison, seconded by Commissioner Moore that Resolution Number 2002-136-CC accepting City of Moses Lake Ordinance No. 2093 adjusting corporate boundaries of the municipality pursuant to RCW 36A.21.210 be passed.The motion carried.

 

††††††††† The Commissioners approved out of state travel for Teddy Chow of the Prosecutors Office to attend the Annual National Conference on Domestic Violence, in Illinois.

 

††††††††† The Commissioners approved the proposal by the Human Resources Department to change Grant Countyís status from a taxed employer to a non-taxed employer effective January 1, 2003.

 

††††††††† The Commissioners approved the request by Grant County Developmental Disabilities to provide home care services to people with developmental disabilities in the Greater Moses Lake area.

 

††††††††† The Commissioners signed a Proclamation regarding October designation as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

 

††††††††† The Commissioners received notification from Administrative Assistant Peggy Grigg of her plan to retire.

††††††††† As there was no further business to come before the Board the session was continued until September 17, 2002.

 

September 17, 2002

 

††††††††† The session was continued at 9:00 a.m. with all of the Commissioners in attendance with the Clerk of the Board.

 

††††††††† The Commissioners approved the starting salary of Hector Torres of Grant County Planning Department at $2,557.60.

 

††††††††† Chairman Snead was authorized to sign Change Order #3 on the Grant Mental Healthcare Facility.

 

††††††††† The Commissioners held a Public Hearing regarding the Grant County UDC Amendment regarding signs in the rural area.At the request of the Planning Director a motion was made by Commissioner Moore, seconded by Commissioner Allison to continue the matter to October 1, at 10:30 a.m. The motion carried.

 

††††††††† The Commissioners met with the Public Works Director regarding 1:30 p.m. bid opening-Landfill Cell, Screening & Stockpiling, Truck Driver, Road District No. 1-Daryl Kimble, Solid Waste-Proposed Rate Increase.

 

††††††††† The Commissioners held a Bid opening on Landfill Cell Screening, Crushing and Stockpiling.A motion was made by Commissioner Allison, seconded by Commissioner Moore to refer the bids to Public Works for their review and recommendation.The motion carried.

 

††††††††† The Commissioners signed an easement and right of way for electric distribution lines and communication facilities with the PUD for the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel.

 

††††††††† The Commissioners held a Public Hearing and a motion was made by Commissioner Moore, seconded by Commissioner Allison that Resolution Number 2002-137-CC relating to a supplemental extension in the 2002 budget of the Current Expense Fund #001, Sheriff Department #114 due to unanticipated state and/or federal funds in the amount of $5,000 be passed.The motion carried.

 

††††††††† A motion was made by Commissioner Allison, seconded by Commissioner Moore that Resolution Number 2002-138-CC stating that Pamela Duggan is no longer needed to provide the services of a County Designated Mental Health Professional be passed.The motion carried.

 

††††††††† A motion was made by Commissioner Allison, seconded by Commissioner Moore that Resolution Number 2002-139-CC setting a Public Hearing for October 7, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. relating to the facts requiring an appropriation and expenditure of funds for the Current Expense Fund #001, Auditorís Office Department #104 in the total amount of $18,500 be passed.The motion carried.

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††††††††† A motion was made by Commissioner Allison, seconded by Commissioner Snead that Resolution Number 2002-140-CC relating to the transfer of funds within the 2002 budget of the Law and Justice Fund #121, Department #163 in the amount of $8,110 be passed.The motion carried.

 

††††††††† As there was no further business to come before the Board the session was continued until September 18, 2002.

 

September 18, 2002

 

††††††††† The session was continued at 9:00 a.m. with all of the Commissioners in attendance with the Clerk of the Board.

 

††††††††† The Commissioners held a Public hearing regarding the proposed Port of Sun Lakes.The hearing was opened by Chairman Tim Snead.He explained the purpose of the hearing and invited Prosecuting Attorney Steve Hallstrom to address issues regarding the petition.Mr. Hallstrom stated that it was his legal opinion that the petition was deficient in several areas.The Commissioners then invited the public in attendance to speak.William Sorensen, Executive Coordinator of the proposal spoke in favor of the proposed Port and felt that it would be a benefit to the people in the area.Several other citizens spoke both in favor and in opposition to the proposal.After due consideration a motion was made by Commissioner Allison, seconded by Commissioner Moore that it is not in the public interest to move forward with the proposal due to legality concerns.The motion carried.

 

††††††††† The Commissioners upheld the recommendation of the Public Works Director and awarded the Landfill Cell Screening, Crushing and Stockpiling bid to Tommer Construction Co., Inc. in the amount of $863,730.

 

††††††††† As there was no further business to come before the Board the session was adjourned until September 23, 2002.

 

 

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Clerk of the Board††††††††††††††††††† Chairman

 

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