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The commissioners met for their regular Monday meeting and paid bills in the amount of $207,466.07.

Sheriff Kevin Friend sent a report that showed he has 23 prisoners with 20 in-house and three farmed out.

AMR reported 21 transports last week with 34 month-to-date.

Fire Chief/EM Director Randy Hegwald reported 15 runs for the fire department last week with nine of those as emergency medical services assists, two aircraft standbys and one fire at 1650 and 1095 Road that burned a barn.

A request to waive dumping fees for the burned Carpenter Chiropractic building at 714 Main Street in Pleasanton was approved.

County Counselor Gary Thompson reported that the Kansas Fire Marshall delayed approval of the Justice Center due to a handful of small items including signs that need replaced and paperwork stating the burn-rate of all furniture in the Justice Center.

If paperwork were turned in Monday, Thompson said he thought they could be approved for occupancy, possibly, that same day.

An open house for the Justice Center is scheduled for this Friday and Saturday, July 15 and 16. Friday tours are scheduled for 10 a.m., noon, 2 and 4 p.m.; Saturday tours will be 8 a.m., 10 a.m., and noon.

Health Nurse Missy Lancaster reported 85 kids at the free swim in La Cygne where the Health Department personnel went over outdoors skin care and more.

A 20-minute executive session was held where Amanda Snyder was named assistant to the Administrator of the Health Department with no salary change.

Thompson discussed that the legislature recently enacted a resolution that the Health Department do yearly sanitary inspections on schools in the county. They will check water temperature, make sure toilets flush and have no leaks, and much more.


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