County board sets time for plan extension hearing

Following a discussion with Ashley McMillan Hutchinson, CloudCorp executive director, about the Neighborhood Revitalization Program, Cloud County commissioners Monday set 3:15 p.m., Nov. 10, as the time for a  public hearing for consideration for the plan extension.
McMillan Hutchinson presented the board with a draft copy of the plan and the Inter-local Agreement and possible timeline for renewal of the program.
 In other business, Andy Asch, highway administrator, reported the bridge on 150th Road north of Noble Road has  been accepted in the Kansas Local Bridge Improvement Program; Campbell and Johnson will be doing the 2015 bi-annual inspections, which includes 267 bridges for a total cost of $16,195; employees are continuing to haul rock; they have finished chip sealing the Ames/Miltonvale road and will be completing the striping later this week. Crews were in Glasco Monday and today to assist with the chip sealing of the streets. Alicia Bond, Group Benefit Specialists, presented information concerning benefits for county employees and service provided by GBS. Bond recommended that no changes be made to the benefits for county employees and set Thursday, Nov. 13, as the date for open enrollment.
The board had two executive sessions. A 10-minute session was held to discuss confidential business data. Included in the session were McMillan Hutchinson and Larry Uri, Concordia city manager.
A five-minute session was held for attorney-client privilege.
In other matters the board
•approved a resolution appointing Scott D. Wright attorney, as acting Cloud County Attorney because of potential conflict by the county attorney.
•approved continuing with Blue Cross Blue Shield as the county health insurance provider for 2015 for county employees.
•heard information on benefits Family Heritage offers from Mandy Helwege, Family Heritage representative.
•County Attorney Robert Walsh discussed Green Road, which had been closed, with Ron and Julia Johnson.
 Meetings attended by commissioners during the past week include: Gary Caspers, Cloud County Resources Council meeting, Oct. 14; and KWORCC Board of Trustees, Oct. 16; Gail Engle, Juvenile Detention meeting in Junction City, Oct. 15; Johnita Crawford, the North Central Regional Planning Leadership Committee meeting in Minneapolis Oct. 14.
Adjournment was at 12:10 p.m. Next meeting will be 9 a.m., Monday, Oct. 27.

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