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Norton County Commissioners Minutes

THE HOME DEMOLITION PROGRAM AND THE ROAD DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEES WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THEIR MEETING LAST MONDAY.  SOLID WASTE SUPERVISOR CURT ARCHIBALD UPDATED THE COMMISSION ON THE COMPACTOR.  FOLEY EQUIPMENT MADE THE NECESSARY REPAIRS ON THE EQUIPMENT.  WHEEL CLEANERS ON THE COMPACTOR WAS ADDRESSED BUT NO QUOTE HAS BEEN RECEIVED.  ALSO, THE COMMISSION AND ARCHIBALD DISCUSSED THE ABATEMENT OF HOMES FOR COUNTY ENTITIES.  ARCHIBALD ESTIMATED 200 TONS TO BE DELIVERED TO THE SOLID WASTE THIS YEAR.  NORTON HAD 7 HOMES ON THE LIST, LENORA 3 AND ALMENA 4.  THE COMMISSION DISCUSSED THE CONTINUATION OF THE ABATEMENT AND APPROVED SUSPENDING THE DEMOLITION PROGRAM FOR THIS YEAR.  THE COMMISSION DISCUSSED THE EMPLOYEE SITUATION AT THE ROAD AND BRIDGE.  THERE ARE SEVERAL NEW EMPLOYEES THAT NEED TO BE TRAINED.  THE COMMISSION AGREED THAT HERMAN PFANNENSTIEL WOULD REMAIN IN THE SHOP WITH FLOYD RICHARD BECOMING THE OVERALL COUNTY SUPERVISOR WITH SANDY SMITH SHARING THE SUPERVISORY ADVISEMENT.  THEIR THREE SALARIES WERE INCREASED DUE TO THIS.  THEY ALSO ADDRESSED COUNTY EQUIPMENT THAT THE EMPLOYEES EXPRESSED CONCERNS WITH AT THE MEETING LAST MONDAY.  ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR SCOTT SPROUL REPORTED THERE WOULD BE A MEETING IN COLBY TO DISCUSS THE RAIL LINE CONDITIONS AND THE SPEED OF THE LINE.  THE ENGINEERING AND FUNDING FOR AG VALLEY WAS DISCUSSED.  THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS, THE COMMISSION ADJOURNED MONDAY.  THEN ON WEDNESDAY AT THE MONTH END MEETING, APPRAISER ALAN HALE ADDRESSED AN APPLICATION THAT WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE BOARD OF TAX APPEALS FROM THE NATOMA CORPORATION FOR NEW BUILDING CONSTRUCTION, FOR MANUFACTURING.  THE LEGAL NOTICES AND PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE PREPARED BY STAFF AND WILL BE HELD IN THE COMING WEEKS.  SHERIFF TROY THOMSON DISCUSSED DIRECT DEPOSIT OF THE 911 FUNDS.  THE STATE IS NOW REQUIRING DIRECT DEPOSIT TO THE COUNTY.  THOMSON WILL GET THE DOCUMENTATION AND THE DEPOSIT PAPERWORK COMPLETED AND SENT TO THE STATE.  HE ALSO ADDRESSED THE JAIL SITUATION INCLUDING AN UPDATE ON THE PROGRESS OF DEVELOPING A POLICY/FEE SCHEDULE FOR HOLDING INMATES FOR OTHER COUNTIES OR STATE AGENCIES.  THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE COMMISSIONERS ADJOURNED ON WEDNESDAY.  THESE MINUTES ARE NOT OFFICIAL UNTIL SIGNED AND APPROVED BY THE NORTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THEIR NEXT REGULAR MEETING TODAY.  ALL MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.