County approves contract to house inmates

 Following a discussion with Sheriff Brian Marks and jail administrator Amber Lindberg, Cloud County commissioners Monday approved allowing the chairman to sign a contract with Kansas Department of Corrections to house inmates at a rate of $30 per day until renegotiated.
In other business, highway administrator Andy Asch reported his department received its Federal Fund Exchange Funding last week in an amount of approximately $300,000. He said this would cover the cost of the sealing oil and patching materials used this year and discussed various other routine items with the board.
Mike Hake, Solid Waste director discussed signage for the recycling trailers that are located in Jamestown and Miltonvale. He also told the board that he would be attending the Solomon Valley E-Waste meeting Dec. 17 in Osborne.
In other Solid Waste business, the board approved a resolution establishing the disposal fee for the Construction demolition Landfill at $30 per ton, effective Jan. 1, and approved the purchase of two trailers for the Transfer Station from Travis Trailers at a cost of $52,350 each.
In other matters the board
•approved a classification change for Stacie LaBarge from election clerk to deputy election officer, effective Dec. 14, 2014, at a wage of $14.87 per hour.
•approved the 2015 Profession Services Agreement concerning Economic Development Services with  CloudCorp for 2015 presented by Ashley McMillan Hutchinson, CloudCorp executive director. Amount of the agreement is $5,500.
•received written guidelines for real estate inspections from Marlene Stamm, County sanitarian.
•received an update on the County's liability insurance and KCAMP from Larry Sharp.
Commissioner Gail Engle reported he attended the Chemical Dependency Committee meeting Dec. 12.
Adjournment was at 12:07 p.m.
Commissioners Johnita Crawford and Engle may attend the Juvenile Detention meeting Dec. 17 in Junction City.
Next commission meeting will be at 9 a.m., Monday, Dec. 22.

NEWS

Trustees deny early retirement requests

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For the record 12-17-14

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SPORTS

Panthers open league play with win over Bulldogs

MARYSVILLE — Concordia's interior scoring trumped Marysville's outside shooting. Marysville knocked down 11 three-point baskets, but a career night by Ian Nordell in the paint helped propel Concordia to a 76-64 North Central Kansas League victory on Tuesday night.  Nordell,... [More]

CHS girls defeat Marysville, 64-49

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Prairie Pondering

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Letter to the Editor 12-5-14

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