Friday, December 20, 2013

County Commission Dec. 19, 2013

County Commission Dec 19, 3013

All commissioners present

All commissioners present.

Debbie Regester, Register of Deeds delineated her department's accomplishments and goals for the future.

Larry Couchman, EMS Directer discussed two incidents from last week involving his department.  The shooting at the Quality Inn response involved setting up a team to enter the hotel to search for any victims and render first aid if necessary.  They also were called to the multiple vehicle accident on I 70 and Wabaunsee county line.  Three ambulances were sent by EMS and one from Potttawatomie County.

Jennifer Wilson reported that the county Extension office will be providing tax return preparation next year as it has in the past.  It is staffed by qualified volunteers and she said they are still looking for more volunteers through mid January when training begins.  The site, at the ManhattanLibrary, will  open Feb. 4.

Greg McClure from K-State Extension announced an extensive and diverse list of classes offered in the seven county area.  He can be contacted at 785-537-6350.

Greg Lund, Parks Manager, showed pictures of the play equipment at CICO Park.  Most, if not all of it is old, outdated and no longer safe.  Until the funds can be found for the proposed large multiuse structure with slides, climbing features etc. that will cost  around $400,000 dollars, it is proposed to remove the unsafe equipment and replace it with swings and two other structures for climbing.  These will be less expensive.   The commission delayed any decisions on the swings, etc., since it is too late in the year to make these sorts of budget requests.

Julie Merklin, observer

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