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Neighborhood Revitalization new residence grant approved

The Mitchell County Commissioners approved a Neighborhood Revitalization grant for Mike Cooper for a $350,000 new residence including a two car garage, during the weekly meeting at the courthouse on Monday. Commissioner Mike Cooper abstained from the voting.

– Superintendent Dale Housh reported that the road striping had been completed by a contractor from Nebraska. The original bid had been for $7,500 but they were able to use less material and the job took less time so the final bill was $5,500.

Housh said his crews were still trying to finish the mowing of the roadside ditches. The rains have slowed down the work.

Housh has located a used forklift machine that could be used by people in the county shop. This Hyster forklift is available at Becker Auto and Trailer at a cost of $3,500. The commissioners approved the purchase.

– Cortney Murrow, Mitchell County Health Nurse, requested permission to hire a part time/as needed CNA (Certified Nurses Aide) employee for when she has employees on leave.

Murrow anticipates the replacement nurse would work 10-20 hours per week. The commissioners approved this course of action.

Murrow reported that the Health Department has given 975 flu shots. More vaccine has been ordered. She urged everyone to get a flu shot if possible.

– The courthouse will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and the Friday after Thanksgiving. It will be closed all day on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and again it will be closed all day on New Year’s Day.

– Stephanie Simmons joined Murrow to talk about a Public Health Training activity. A joint effort between the Health Department and the North Central Health Foundation will target obtaining an opioid treatment grant. There is possible funding in the state of Kansas for 15-25 county grant awards. The amount of the grant will be $75,000. They hope to partner with Lincoln and Smith Counties. The grant applications must be submitted in December. Those receiving the grants must utilize the funds by October of 2019.

– Mitchell County Sheriff Tony Perez requested a five minute executive session to discuss non-elected personnel. No action was taken as result of this closed session.

Having addressed all the items on the published agenda, the meeting was adjourned.

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