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County Commission reviews delinquent tax properties

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August 31, 2022 Stafford County Commission meeting minutes

The Stafford County Board of County Commissioners met in regular session on Wednesday, August 31st, 2022, in the Commission Room in the Annex. Chairman Wycoff called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m. Present: Todd Wycoff, Bryce Garner, and Clayton Grimmett.

Carl Miller, Appraiser, Vanessa Cornwell, and Lisa Milton from the Treasurer’s office advised the commissioners that they were going over outstanding items regarding delinquent taxes. They presented information regarding oil leases that had delinquent taxes and have been sold at sheriff sales. They wanted to verify that since those were sold at a sheriff sale that the delinquent taxes can be abated off the tax roll. Mike Robinson, County Attorney, approved the abatement of those taxes. They also discussed oil & gas warrants for delinquent taxes that are over 5 years delinquent. Some of these have changed ownership and they are researching current owners for those leases and want to verify that the taxes follow to the new owner. County Attorney Robinson advised the treasurer department to follow the process to revive the warrants and pursue collection of those taxes. Also presented was an uncollectable 2016 personal property tax warrant for a business that has dissolved leaving no recourse for collection which will be abated.

Commissioner Grimmett moved, and Commissioner Garner seconded, to approve the minutes from the August 24th session. Motion carried 3-0.

Phillip Nusser, Road Dept, presented information regarding a bridge grant program. The program will run for a period of 4 years. There are 2 locations that will be submitted now and a third that could be submitted later. Kirkham Michael will handle the grant submission paperwork.

Private utility road crossing permit 2022-831 from Thomas Garner, Inc. to lay an oil line across NW 10th Street 1 mile north and 1 ½ mile west of 50-281 intersection was presented. Commissioner Wycoff moved, and Commissioner Grimmett seconded, to approve county road crossing Permit #2022-831. Motion carried 3-0.

Commissioner Garner moved, and Commissioner Grimmett seconded, to appoint Jake Meyer as treasurer for Feldhut Cemetery to fulfill the unexpired term of Julie Rewerts. Motion carried 3-0.

Commissioner Garner moved, and Commissioner Grimmett seconded, to approve the landfill permit waivers for Kansas Dirt, Inc. to demolish two properties in St. John and haul the refuse to the Stafford County Landfill. Motion carried 3-0.
Commissioner Grimmett moved, and Commissioner Garner seconded, to increase Phillip Nusser’s salary an amount of $6,000.00 per year effective September 1, 2022. Motion carried 3-0.

Rob Murrow, Sheriff, advised the commissioners that since they have been unable to hire another dispatcher the department will be going to 12-hour dispatch shifts.

August payroll and accounts payable vouchers and checks were approved and signed from the following funds:
General 193,960.43
Road & Bridge 55,711.00
Health 10,824.39
Rural Fire 4,520.00
Nox Weed 4,140.00
Appraiser 12,058.80
Solid Waste 4,989.62
EMS 17,525.05
Motor Vehicle 250.00
PHEP Grant 100.00

TOTAL $ 304.079.29
The meeting adjourned at 10:10 a.m.