Sumner County Commissioner minutes: July 29 -30 and emergency meeting August 2

first_imgSumner Newscow report — The following are the Sumner County Commissioner minutes for July 29 and 30, and August 2…July 29, 2019, 9 a.m.The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session in the Commission Room of the Sumner County Courthouse.  Those present were Chairman Jim D. Newell, Commissioner Steve Warner and Commissioner John Cooney.  Also present was County Clerk Debra Norris.Mulvane Public Safety Director Gordon Fell, Mulvane EMS Captain Pete Swart and Conway Springs EMS Director Dawn Cornejo met with the Commission discussing the Clearwater EMS service leaving Sumner County.  Also present were E911 Director BJ Tracy, Assistant Director Marcie Bristor and County Counselor Jack Potucek.  Discussion included history of staffing and coverage, along with the importance of response time in the area.  After a review of the covered area, it was agreed that Mulvane would cover 30 square miles of the area, and Conway Springs would cover the balance.  The amount of supplemental funding would be divided between the two entities for coverage.Counselor Potucek provided general reviews and updates.The Commission reviewed and approved month-end payables in the amount of $448,254.22.County Treasurer Dannetta Cook provided the amount distributed from sales tax as $132,662.66The Commission reviewed and unanimously approved current year abatement orders in the amount of $536.10.There being no further business, the Board of County Commissioners adjourned at 10:37 a.m.———July 30, 2019, 9 a.m. The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session in the Commission Room of the Sumner County Courthouse.  Those present were Chairman Jim D. Newell and Commissioner John Cooney.   Commissioner Steve Warner was absent.  Also present was County Clerk Debra Norris and 80th District House Representative Bill Rhiley.At 9:10 a.m., Commissioner Warner entered the meeting.The Commission reviewed and discussed the current time and attendance program currently used.  Deputy County Clerk Diana Aufdengarten was also present.  The increasing cost of maintenance and training on the program was reviewed.  Another alternative was also reviewed.  Due to the increasing cost of maintenance and training, the Commission authorized Norris and Aufdengarten to proceed reviewing an alternative program.Dannetta Cook provided information showing sales tax and property tax revenues are down state wide.  Discussion included the effects to municipalities when calculating budgets.County Auditor Lonnie Cooper provided the 2018 annual audit report to the Commission.  Treasurer Cook and County Counselor Jack Potucek were also present.  Clerk Norris advised the information will be filed with EMMA, a SEC filing reporting program.Counselor Potucek provided general reviews and updates to the Commission.County Appraiser Cindy Magill discussed storage issues with the Commission.  Discussion included the filing system needs for the office.  Funding is available within the 2019 and 2020.  The old filing system would be available to other offices, if requested.  After review and discussion, the Commission authorized Appraiser Magill to move forward with the purchase.The Commission reviewed and unanimously approved current year abatement orders in the amount of $1,347.32.  Prior year abatements were also approved in the amount of $2,102.20. There being no further business, the Board of County Commissioners adjourned at 11:23 a.m.———August 2, 2019, 9 a.m.The Board of County Commissioners met in emergency session in the Commission Room of the Sumner County Courthouse.  Those present were Chairman Jim Newell, Commissioner Steve Warner and Commissioner John Cooney.  Also present was County Clerk Debra Norris, County Treasurer Dannetta Cook and County Counselor Jack Potucek.The emergency meeting was called when it was discovered the Courthouse was without electricity, due to a fire atop a power pole. This affected many services provided to the public.Counselor Potucek advised after several conversations with Wellington City Manager Shane Shields, the projected time for reconnection would be 9:30 a.m.After discussion, the Commission unanimously agreed to keep the courthouse opened.  If the power is not restored by 10 a.m., non-essential personnel would be sent home, subject to call back.  If the power is not restored by noon, the Courthouse would close for the day.There being no further business, the Board of County Commissioners adjourned at 9:09 a.m.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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