Bourbon County Commission Minutes of April 22

April 22, 2019                                                 Monday 9:00 am

The Bourbon County Commission met in open session with all three Commissioners, the County Counselor and the County Clerk present.

Jim Harris and Jerad Heckman met with the Commissioners; Jim reported they are ditching at the Industrial Park, drilling at the Beth Quarry and blasting there next week. Jim said they will not have much rock surplus from the Thomas Quarry since they are hauling rock out as fast as they are producing it.

Jeff Fischer reported a call from the USD 234 school district bus superintendent with a safety concern on 195th near Rock Creek, Jeff said the base to the road is gone and there are potholes and drainage issues there. Jeff made a motion due to a safety concern and due to the base failure to reclaim from the bridge on 195th south to approximately Jayhawk Road for approximately ¼ mile, Jeff said they are not committing to repave this road this year, but may consider at a later date, Lynne seconded and all approved.

There was a discussion over who is responsible for maintaining Justice Lane, Marco Estates & Rocher Addition (on 225th). The Commissioners met with Register of Deeds Lora Holdridge and asked her to review if and when the County had accepted a road dedication and the maintenance responsibility of the following roads… Justice Lane, Marco Estates, Rocher Addition, Williams Street (near the Fort Scott Middle School), Ironwood and Golf view.

Lynne discussed a portion of Unique Road between 85th & 95th; he said the prior minutes did not reflect this as a closed road. Lynne said he felt they should close the road since it is not a through road. Jim Harris said according to the 1929 & 1933 maps this is not a road to close. Lynne made a motion to go into a10 minute executive session for consultation with an attorney for the body or agency which would be deemed privileged in the attorney-client relationship, Nick seconded and all approved, (the session included the Commissioners, Shane Walker, Justin Meeks, Jerad Heckman, Jim Harris and Kendell Mason). No action was taken. Jim Harris said he goes by Shane Walker’s maps when reviewing roads. Shane Walker suggesting using a road classification system by population when maintaining gravel roads.

Matt Crystal met with the Commissioners to discuss the proposed County-wide NRP program; Justin Meeks told him the program is still pending. Matt asked if he started construction today would he be grandfathered in the program, Justin said yes; Justin said once it is setup he hoped all of the entities would be participating in the County-wide NRP program, but said it could be setup with just the County participating.

Lynne made a motion to go into a 30 minute executive session for consultation with an attorney for the body or agency which would be deemed privileged in the attorney-client relationship, Nick seconded and all approved, (the session included the Commissioners and Justin Meeks). No action was taken.

Lynne made a motion to go into a 5 minute executive session for consultation with an attorney for the body or agency which would be deemed privileged in the attorney-client relationship, Jeff seconded and all approved, (the session included the Commissioners and Justin Meeks). No action was taken.

At 11:48, Lynne made a motion to break for lunch and reconvene at 1:30, Jeff seconded and all approved.

Nick made a motion to go into a 10 minute executive session for consultation with an attorney for the body or agency which would be deemed privileged in the attorney-client relationship, Jeff seconded and all approved, (the session included the Commissioners and Justin Meeks). No action was taken.

Lynne made a motion to go into a 10 minute executive session for confidential data relating to financial affairs or trade secrets of corporations, partnerships, trusts and individual proprietorships, Nick seconded and all approved, (the session included the Commissioners, Justin Meeks and Kendell Mason). No action was taken.

Justin Meeks discussed the tax sale; he said he has had several people contact him wanting to donate their property to the Land Bank.

At 3:37, Lynne made a motion to adjourn, Nick seconded and all approved.

THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

OF BOURBON COUNTY, KANSAS

(ss) Lynne Oharah, Chairman

___________________, Commissioner

(ss) Nick Ruhl, Commissioner

ATTEST:

Kendell Mason, Bourbon County Clerk

04/30/2019, Approved Date

One thought on “Bourbon County Commission Minutes of April 22”

  1. If you’re hauling rock out as fast as it’s produced, where is it going? Kansas and Jayhawk between 120th and 3 highway don’t seem to be getting much. And 85th south from 54 needs it to.

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