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Norton County Commissioners Minutes

THE UPDATE ON THE ROAD AND  BRIDGE AND THE ALMENA SENIOR CENTER WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THEIR MEETING MONDAY.  THE SOLID WASTE TRAINING WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS WILL BE HELD MARCH 6TH AND 7TH.  THERE WILL BE TWO FROM THE NOXIOUS WEED AND TWO FROM THE ROAD DEPARTMENT THAT WILL BE TRAINED.  THE COMMISSION ALSO DISCUSSED ADDING SHALE TO COUNTY ROAD T, BUT THE COSTS WOULD TAKE UP THE WHOLE BUDGET.  MORE FIGURES WILL BE BROUGHT BACK.  REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ALMENA SENIOR CITIZENS BOARD MET WITH THE COMMISSION.  THE MEAL SITE PREPARES 350 MEALS PER MONTH AND 80 ARE DELIVERED TO HOMES.  THE COST IS 6.50 PER MEAL.  THEY ALSO HAVE CARD PLAYERS DAILY AND COFFEE ON FRIDAYS.  THERE IS ALSO A BIBLE STUDY ON WEDNESDAY.  THE COMMISSION WAS INQUIRING IF THERE IS MONEY UNACCOUNTED AND WHERE THE MEMORIAL FUND MONEY WAS.  MONEY WAS PULLED OUT TO PAY BILLS IN JANUARY OF 2009 AND THE BOARD CASHED ONE C.D.  THE SENIOR CENTER EMPLOYEE WORKS 8-1:30 AND IS PAID 10.50 PER HOUR.  THEY DISCUSSED A FEDERAL MEAL SITE AS A POSSIBILITY.  FOOD SAFETY REGULATIONS NEED TO BE ADHERED TO AND THE FACILITY NEEDS TO BE STATE INSPECTED.  THEY COULD WORK AS A SATELLITE LOCATION FOR THREE DOLLARS PER MEAL FROM NORTON.  THE PUBLIC AND A COUPLE OF BOARD MEMBERS WANT AN INVENTORY OF FOOD AND SUPPLIES.  COUNTY ATTORNEY DOUG SEBELIUS GAVE COUNSEL TO THE SENIOR CENTER TO MEET AND COMPROMISE BEFORE THE ANNUAL MEETING.  THE BOOKS AND LEDGERS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. THE COMMISSIONERS DISCUSSED A NEW CEMETERY DISTRICT IN THE SOLOMON TOWNSHIP.  THEY WILL NEED TO MEET TO DECIDE WHAT MILL TO SET FOR MAINTAINING ALL THREE CEMETERIES.  THE DISTRICT WOULD INCLUDE THE DENSMORE, CATHOLIC AND ARCHER CEMETERIES.  THEY WILL NEED TO HIRE SOMEONE TO DO THE MOWING THIS YEAR.  CITY ADMINISTRATOR ROB LAWSON ADDRESSED THE PAYMENT BY THE COUNTY FOR THE RESCUE UNIT CHARGED BY THE CITY AND COUNTY.  2011 AND 2012 WERE PAID, BUT 2009 AND 2010 WERE NOT BILLED.  THE SEVEN-YEAR AGREEMENT WILL BE REVIEWED BY THE CITY AND COUNTY ATTORNEYS FOR A SOLUTION.  THE COMPACTOR IS WORKING AT THE SOLID WASTE SITE.  THE BID FOR WHEEL CLEANERS SHOULD BE PRESENTED TODAY.  THE DRIVE SHAFT IS TEMPORARY AND THEY ARE LOOKING FOR A PERMANENT SOLUTION.  THE CLEAN UP DATES WILL BE SET BY SOLID WASTE SUPERVISOR CURT ARCHIBALD AND LAWSON.  LARRY SHARP OF KCAMP PRESENTED THE FIGURES FOR THE LOSS RATIO, CLAIMS AND LIABILITY FOR THE COUNTY INSURANCE.  THEY ADDRESSED THE POSSIBILITY OF GETTING SHUT OFF VALVES FOR THE COURTHOUSE SO IN CASE OF A WATER LEAK, THERE WOULD BE LESS OR NO WATER DAMAGE.  THERE WERE OTHER PREVENTATIVE MEASURES ADDRESSED.  GAIL BOLLER FROM THE NATOMA CORPORATION ASKED ABOUT CHANGING THE SPEED LIMIT ON HIGHWAY 36 BY THE INDUSTRIAL PARK TO 45 INSTEAD OF 55.  THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE IS SENDING INFORMATION TO THE COMMISSION ON NELSON FARMS.  THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS, THE COMMISSIONERS ADJOURNED MONDAY.  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.