Commissioners wrap up 2019
Phillips County Board of Commissioners was ready to head into 2020 after recapping the month of December at a Tuesday, Dec. 31, press briefing.
The board approved resolutions for 2020 — budget resolutions, not New Year’s resolutions. These included meeting the requirement to have a 3% reserve, appropriating sums of money, setting mill levies and adopting the budget. The 2020 budget was reviewed in detail in the Dec. 19 Enterprise after the board adopted it Dec. 9.
Also in the month of December, the board:
— Approved the new annual contract with Platinum Technologies.
— Met with Sharon Michael, Phillips County treasurer, who discussed her decisions on where she is depositing County funds.
— Agreed to allow Michelle Harms with High Plains Radio to serve alcohol at her upcoming event at the Phillips County Event Center as long as a special event permit could be obtained from the City of Holyoke and liquor liability insurance and the required alcohol damage deposits could be provided.
— Approved the request from Phillips County Department of Human Services to allow Ana Olivas to be an authorized signer on the Energy Outreach account.
— Met with Bob Heldenbrand, Phillips County Office of Emergency Management, who gave his monthly update.
— Met with Deeona Johnston, CSU Extension agent, who gave her monthly update.
— Approved a memorandum of understanding and contract with CDL tester/administrator Gerald Whipple.
— Heard from Billy Newman and Mike Romero, Washington Mutual Insurance representatives, who discussed their insurance policy. A time for them to explain it to County employees will be set up.
— Approved part-time maintenance worker Maria Elva Montes Alvarez in the absence of the County custodian.