The Bo Co Commission Minutes of July 3

July 3, 2023                                                                                                            Monday, 9:00 a.m.


The Bourbon County Commission met in open session with Commissioner Jim Harris and the County Clerk present in person and Commissioner Nelson Blythe attending via phone for a special meeting.


Clint Walker, Rachel Walker, Deb McCoy, and Michael Hoyt were present for some or all of the meeting.


Jim Harris opened the meeting at 9:00 with the flag salute.


Jim explained the CARES Act grant was money received in 2020 from the federal government and was deposited into the EMS fund to help with COVID related costs. Due to turnover the reporting requirements were never completed, so therefore we must repay the federal grant to avoid additional fees. Nelson said if we do not repay the funds, we will not qualify in the future to receive grants. Jennifer Hawkins, County Clerk, notified the Commissioners that as of today’s date the total Bourbon County must repay is $39,752.80.


Jim made a motion to repay the money we received from the CARES grant totaling $39,752.80 from the general fund. Nelson seconded the motion, and all approved.


Michael Hoyt expressed his frustration over the meetings not being aired on YouTube. Jim said he would discuss the matter when Justin Meeks, County Counselor, was present. Michael said he was extremely irritated from the prior budget session meeting when the Southeast Kansas Area Agency on Aging and the Meals on Wheels program couldn’t agree on what services they provide. Michael said he came prepared to speak, but will talk another time.


Jim made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:07. Nelson seconded the motion, and all approved.

Approved 7-10-2023




___________________, Chairman

___________________, Commissioner

ATTEST:                                                                                                    ___________________, Commissioner


Jennifer Hawkins, Bourbon County Clerk

_______________, Approved Date


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