Due to the ongoing pandemic involving COVID-19 and the extreme importance of social distancing, this meeting will be held via teleconference.  While Chair Waymire will be in the Commission Chambers, all of the other Commissioners as well as County staff will be participating via telephone.  Members of the public who show up for the meeting will not be permitted to enter the Chambers.  If you wish to watch the meeting in real time, it will be livestreamed on the Franklin County KS Government YouTube channel.  If you wish to make a public comment or otherwise listen to the meeting by telephone, please contact Janet Paddock at 785-229-3415 and she will make arrangements for you to be on the conference call.  Per the County’s normal procedure, at the conclusion of the meeting, video will be posted at www.franklincoks.org.

 AGENDA

BOARD OF FRANKLIN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 |  8:30 a.m.

 

TO BE HELD VIA TELECONFERENCE


A.

ROLL CALL:

   Waymire    Harris      Dunn     Dickinson      Stottlemire
B.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

C.

INVOCATION:

1.

Invocation Led By Pastor Mark Hutton, Westminister Presbyterian Church, Ottawa, KS.

D.

CORRESPONDENCE & ORGANIZATIONAL BUSINESS

E.

PUBLIC COMMENT:

A citizen desiring to speak on an item not on the agenda may do so at this time.  Discussion is limited to five minutes and the Commission will not take action or discuss items at this time. Discussion should be limited to matters of County Commission business and public comment is not permitted in regard to personnel matters or on pending legal matters.  Items introduced under 'Public Comment' may become agenda items at a later date.
F.

CONSENT AGENDA:

Items listed on the 'Consent Agenda' are considered routine and shall be enacted by one motion of the Board of Commissioners with no separate discussion.  If separate discussion is desired by a member of the Governing Body, that item may be removed from the 'Consent Agenda' and placed on the regular agenda 'Items of Business.'
1.

Consider And Approve Claim Vouchers And Tax Change Orders.

2.

Consider And Approve Franklin County Commission Meeting Minutes For January 6, 2021.

3.

Consider And Approve Franklin County Reorganization Meeting Minutes For January 11, 2021.

G.

ITEMS OF BUSINESS:

1.

Consider for approval revising pay structure for AEMT and Paramedic positions to be more competitive with the market. Nick Robbins, EMS Chief.

2.

Consider Approval of Various Annual Software Maintenance Renewal Invoices. Dustin Coureton, Information Technology Director.

3.

Consider nominating Pat Campbell (Franklin County Solid Waste Superintendent) to serve as the Noxious Weed Supervisor. W. David Lee, Public Works Director.

4.

Consider approving a proposal from CFS Engineers to perform a biennial bridge inspections on Franklin County bridges. W. David Lee, Public Works Director.

5.

Consider approval of a Special Maintenance Agreement with the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) related to maintenance of Labette Road and Montana Road adjacent to the new Montana Road Bridge over Interstate 35. W. David Lee, Public Works Director.

6.

Consider holding a Public Hearing to consider vacating 2100-2300 Stafford Terrace from the east right-of-way of Kentucky Road to the west right-of-way of Louisiana Road and consider a Resolution regarding the road vacation. W. David Lee, Public Works Director.

7.

Consider approving a Resolution adopting the updated Lake Region Solid Waste Management Plan as required by Kansas Statute Annotated 28-29-80. W. David Lee, Public Works Director.

H.

STAFF REPORTS

I.

COMMISSIONER COMMENTS AND BOARD REPORTS

J.

CONSIDER A MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT

K.

INFORMATION AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1.

Upcoming Events

January 13 - Commission Meeting @ 8:30
January 18 - County Offices Closed (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
January 20 - Commission Meeting @ 8:30
January 25 - Commission Study Session @ 8:30
January 27 - Commission Meeting @ 8:30