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County Commission Meets, Extends Emergency Declaration

Joe Denoyer - December 20, 2021 10:53 pm

The Seward County Commission met Monday evening at 5:30pm and heard a presentation from Jeff Stevens, with iParametrics, via Zoom on the ARPA Funds.

Commissioners approved Insurance renewal with Travellers Insurance through Al Shank Insurance in the amount of $656,102.00. This is an increase from last years premiums of $622,546.00. Year to Date, Seward County Total Claim Count 37 Paid/Reserved: in the amount of $650,250.00.

The Commission moved to the next meeting in January, the bid  for the roof replacement at the West End of Ag-Building for clarification on the bid from Jayhawk Roofing.

At the reccomendation of the EOC the Commission approved continuing the present Declaration of Disaster through July 15th of 2022, unless the Commission rescinds the declaration earlier. This is due to the fact that Seward County  continues to provide critical support to public health during the ongoing pandemic by providing testing, vaccinations, shelter for isolation as well as Personal protective equipment and other vital services to our community and the County is unable to obtain or afford the cost of these measures without continued support from the State and Federal government.

The County Commission approved the purchase a new Sharp MFP from Southern Office  for the amount of $4,871.00 for the Road and Bridge Department, and approved the proposed contract from Hay, Rice, and Associates for the audit of Seward County, Kansas in the amount of $49,100.00.

Commissioners approved appointing Doug Munsell and Connie Siegrist to the Council on Aging Board. They will begin their term on January 1, 2022 and expire December 31, 2025, and due to the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday the Commission moved their second meeting in January to January 18th.


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