Commission Meeting Minutes — May 9, 2018          Certified May 15, 2018

Crawford County Commission met pursuant to adjournment with these members present: Leo Sanders, Presiding Commissioner; Rob Cummings, Commissioner District 1; Jared Boast, Commissioner District 2; John Martin, County Clerk; and the following proceedings were had to viz;

Attendees at the beginning of the meeting included Amy England, Kellie Vestal, Kenny McGraw, Michelle Rafter, Honor Evans, Karren Harlan, Mike Rippelmeyer, Jody Elijah, Ryan Storz, and Danny Brown.

The meeting was called to order at 9:09 a.m.

9:09 a.m.:  Jared Boast made a motion to approve the Crawford County Commission Meeting Agenda of May 9, 2018.  Rob Cummings provided a second.  All in favor; motion carried.

Roll Call Vote was held as follows:

Leo Sanders – Yea

Rob Cummings – Yea

Jared Boast – Yea

9:09 a.m.:  Rob Cummings made a motion to approve the Crawford County Commission Meeting Minutes of May 1, 2018.  Jared Boast provided a second.  All in favor; motion carried.

Roll Call Vote was held as follows:

Leo Sanders – Yea

Rob Cummings – Yea

Jared Boast – Yea

9:09 a.m.:  No mail to review. Citizen participation opened; none offered.

9:10 a.m.:  Karen Harlan asked that the upper level of the courthouse be structurally rearranged so that she can consolidate all of her workers.  Commission is going to move ahead with the already planned and contracted construction on the annex as it is on a schedule.  They agree that any plans for the upper floor will have to wait for future years.

9:37 a.m.:  Karen Harlan exited.  Mike Rippelmeyer asked the commission to rescind the septic violation handed to him by the health department on property he recently acquired.  Said property has no septic because there is no water on the property.  He bought property and had “squatters” in the structure, who were getting water and power from the property adjacent to Mr. Rippelmeyer’s property.  All water and power was shut off to them, and they complained to the health department after vacating the premises.  Mr. Rippelmeyer stated that he had no control over the water or electric being used by the “squatters” and that he was not responsible for the mess they made.

9:45 a.m.:  Corky Stack entered.

10:15 a.m.:  After discussion of the septic issue, the commission stated that Mr. Rippelmeyer did not create the situation, but they would like to see a reinspection done by the health department if Mr. Rippelmeyer decided to install a septic system on the property.  Commission ruled to quash the violation pending passage of a reinspection; Mr. Rippelmeyer was given a window of sixty days from installation to inspection if he should decide to install.

10:17 a.m.:  Recess called.

10:24 a.m.:  Meeting reconvened with Amy England, Ryan Storz, Honor Evans, Danny Brown, John Martin, Jared Boast, Kenny McGraw, Kellie Vestal, Rob Cummings, Corky Stack, and Leo Sanders in attendance.  Honor Evans presented information on the county’s prescription drug initiative; she also stated that the health department had been awarded a grant from the Crawford County Foundation.

10:26 a.m.:  Honor Evans exited.  Corky Stack presented contracts for Annex repair.

10:45 a.m.:  Discussion of RAVEAlert System implementation.  Jared Boast related that Steve Kimker had asked the commission to commit $4,000.00 in funding for base usage of the system, as well as $15.00 per phone for “panic button” applications.  Clerk Martin stated that Midwest Public Risk, the county’s insurance carrier, had committed to reimbursing the county for these expenses as safety features.  Commission placed a call to Sheriff Layman to get his opinion.  He was prepared to move forward, if the county was prepared.

10:50 a.m.:  Karen Harlan entered to state that it was best that the county go ahead as planned with the Annex, but the commission was welcome to inspect the upper floor to see her plan at any time.

11:00 a.m.:  Bills reviewed and signed; call received from Steve Kimker to discuss RAVEAlert.

11:07 a.m.:  Rob Cummings made a motion to expend funds in the amount of $4,000.00 for base usage of the RAVEAlert System for one year, as well as $15.00 per phone, not to exceed 150 devices.  Jared Boast provided a second.  All in favor; motion carried.

Roll Call Vote was held as follows:

Leo Sanders – Yea

Rob Cummings – Yea

Jared Boast – Yea

11:31 a.m.:  Rob Cummings made a motion to adjourn the May 9, 2018 meeting of the Crawford County Commission.  Jared Boast provided a second.  All in favor; motion carried.

The Commission adjourned to meet May 15, 2018, at 9:00 a.m.

                                                

Leo Sanders, Presiding Commissioner