Seward County Commission Meets, Department of Ag Withdraws Hog Composting

Joe Denoyer - May 18, 2020 8:17 pm

The Seward County Commissioners met Monday evening for their regularly scheduled meeting. The Department of Ag and the KDHE’s proposal of hog composting was withdrawn from consideration by both parties. In a statement issued earlier in the day, the Dept. of Ag and the KDHE decided to come up with an alternative plan in part because of the numerous emails and phone calls and out of respect to the residents of Seward County.

The Bids were opened for the 2nd Street Overlay Project with J&R Sand Company being the lone bidder, Commissioners approved awarding the project to J&R Sand in the amount of $987,530.05.

The Road and Bridge Department was also approved to replace a 2007 Freighliner Truck in their fleet with a 2015 model. Cost with trade in is $23,000.00 The Road and Bridge will also be presented the 2019 County Engineer’s Report.

The Commissioners also discussed and adopted Resolution 2020-09 which lays out a plan for re-opening the County. Included in the plan is:

Resolution 2020-09 does outline a phased in approach for opening County Facilities.

Operate as they currently are until 12:00 a.m. June 1, 2020.
Not including the Courthouse or Seward County Fairgrounds Complex:
Continue screening those individuals entering facility
Restrict number of individuals in a department at one time to practice social distancing
Department Heads may develop department specific protocols to protect the continuity of county services such as implementing staggered shifts and the ability to telework
Access to County facilities shall at all time comply with Governor’s Executive Order

Seward County Fairgrounds Complex
Following Governor’s Orders for access to public
Ag Building shall remain closed until it is no longer being used as a test site
Seward County Courthouse

Seward County District Court shall be subject to all Kansas Supreme Court Orders on the subject of opening the Courthouse. We will coordinate with Chief District Judge or his designee.
Resolution 2020-09 only pertains to County owned and operated facilities and not private businesses or facilities.


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