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County Seeks Volunteers

Karen Shade - February 24, 2016 8:46 am

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The Saline County Commission is looking at filling some positions on several boards.

Individuals are encouraged to complete an “expression of interest” form, by going to wwwsaline.org, if they wish to serve on:
• Saline County Planning Commission
• Saline County Zoning Appeals Commission
• Saline County Crime Victim’s Fund Board, overseen by the County Attorney

Commissioners studied:
• The Sheriff’s Office has bid two police SUVs and two twelve-passenger vans. The low bid of $127,758 is below the budget of $135,000. This will come before the Board again for a final vote on March 1.
• Road and Bridge Shop repairs and possible resolution of a septic pump challenge.
• Options available for obtaining a used front end loader for Road and Bridge.
• Previously issued standards for maintaining earthen roads.

A variety of updates on criminal justice issues were discussed.
• The 28th Judicial District continues looking at pre-trial processes and bonding.
• The County will likely get $10,000 back from the Juvenile Detention facility in Geary County, as the number of juveniles being served is lower than anticipated.
• Central Kansas Mental Health is working with inmates who are close to their release dates for 4 hours/week; upon release, these individuals are entering the workforce, prompting discussions about possibly increasing funding/hours for this program.
• Discussed the possibility of relocating Community Corrections to another site.
• Community Corrections staff recently studied the impact of trauma experienced by youths who are then placed outside of the home. As adults, they continue to experience negative behaviors as a result. Senate Bill 367 proposes to place more children in homes and have Community Corrections provide services in this setting.

Commissioner Luci Larson said Great Lakes may offer promotional flights of $75 one way, or $150 round trip to Denver, once they begin flying on April 1. As of today, electronic reservations cannot be taken but she checks this information daily. An update on the “federalizing” of the airport was provided, as it impacts TSA’s screenings.

The Fair Board is prioritizing needs. The theme for this year’s fair is “Setting the Scene in 2016”.

The Health Department’s roof was inspected; all trusses examined were within 1/8 inch or less of the original measured deflections.

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