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On Monday, Nov. 14, the Linn County Commissioners met in regular session with Commissioner Danny McCullough absent.

Following the pledge and the prayer, commissioners voted 2-0 to approve the minutes of the last meeting and then voted to approve claims in the amount of $782,613.58.

Commissioner Jim Johnson read the Sheriff’s weekly report into the record and County Clerk David Lamb provided a corrected copy of the Parks report that commissioners approved last week. Galen Anderson with AMR Ambulance Services gave a brief rundown on the number of transports from last week and Randy Hegwald, Linn County Fire Chief and Emergency Management Coordinator, reported his department had responded to 11 incidents in the last week.

Linn County Public Works Administrator Shaun West reported the road project that he recently had looked at came in at over $600,000 with funding unavailable until 2027. West noted he will back up and look into short term resolutions.

Commissioners then held a hearing on a request to make a portion of Iliff Road north of 2400 Road minimum maintenance and then approved that request. (See related article in this edition.)

County Counselor Gary Thompson provided a copy of a policy he had drafted regarding solid waste rentals and dumping fees for commissioner review.

Commissioners then entered into a 10-minute executive session with Darin Wilson, Linn County Planning and Zoning Administrator. That session was extended five minutes by a 2-0 vote. No action was taken following the session.

Tracey Barton with the Kansas Natural Resources Coalition spoke briefly with commissioners regarding her agency and what they do. According to their website, the Kansas Natural Resources Coalition (KNRC) serves as an instrumentality of its member county governments and engages state and federal agencies during environmental and natural resource administrative rule-making processes and other actions.  Barton provided information for commissioners to review.

Linn County Attorney Burton Harding spoke briefly on his current case outlook answering a few questions regarding procedure from commissioners.

Lamb noted the election audit is set for Nov. 15 and the canvas is set for Nov. 21. 


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