April 1, 2019 9:00 a.m.
The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session in the Commission room of the Sumner County
Courthouse. Those present were Chairman Jim Newell, Commissioner Steve Warner and Commissioner John
Cooney. Also present was County Clerk Debra Norris. The meeting was opened with the Pledge of
The Commission reviewed and unanimously approved minutes of March 25 and 26.
Campus Operations Officer (COO) for the Cowley College - Sumner County Campus provided an update of
the campus and construction to the Commission. Ms. Grace advised EMT classes, in connection with the
Wellington Fire Department will be held this summer and fall. She also advised the April 27 th grand opening is
on track, with finishing touches and landscaping projects.
Keith Ludwig, Roden Roofing, provided information to the Commission concerning roofs for county
buildings. Maintenance Director Joe Struble and County Counselor Jack Potucek were present. The
Commission reviewed a bid for roof work on specific county buildings. Various aspects of the project were
reviewed and discussed. The Commission will review the information provided.
Community Corrections Director Brad Macy provided a Regional collaboration with Sedgwick County toward
effective evidence based programming in Juvenile Services Center agreement. After review and discussion,
Chairman Newell was authorized to sign the agreement.
At 10:41 a.m., upon unanimous vote the Commission entered into executive session for 10 minutes with Jon
Bristor to discuss non-elected personnel. At 10:51 a.m., the Commission reconvened in open session.
Chairman Newell advised no binding action was taken as a result of the executive session.
Director Bristor provided additional departmental updates.
Counselor Potucek provided general reviews and updates to the Commission.
The Commission reviewed and unanimously approved current year abatement orders in the amount of
$14,694.12. Prior year abatement orders were also approved in the amount of $24.02.
At 11:25 a.m., the Commission recessed to attend a joint city/county work session.
At 11:34 a.m., the Commission reconvened in open session at the office of Economic Development.
A joint city/county working lunch was held by request of Economic Development Director Stacy Davis.
Representatives from several cities and realtors from across the County discussed needs for growing their
individual cities and the county, including grocery stores (for smaller communities), volunteerism and re-
engaging youth by partnering together.
There being no further business, the Board of County Commissioners adjourned at 1:11p.m.
April 2, 2019 9:00 a.m.
The Board of County Commissioners met at the Sumner County Economic Development for the annual
spring planning session with county staff. Those present were Commission Chairman Jim Newell,
Commissioner Steve Warner, and Commissioner John Cooney. The meeting was opened with the Pledge
The purpose of the planning session is for each office or agency to provide information regarding the
status of their current year budget, service and/or expenditures that will impact next year’s budget, and
projected capital outlay needs for the future, by providing information relating to their specific office or
Elected personnel present included Clerk Debra Norris, Treasurer Dannetta Cook, County Attorney
Kerwin Spencer, and Sheriff Darren Chambers.
Personnel present for county offices/agencies were the following: Information Services Director Joe
Buresh, Maintenance Director Joe Struble, Appraiser Cindy Magill, Health Director Laura Rettig, E911
Director B.J. Tracy, Road and Bridge Director Melvin Matlock, Emergency Management Director James
Fair, Noxious Weeds Director Robin Walcher, Planning and Zoning Director Jon Bristor, Community
Corrections Director Brad Macy, Economic Development Director Stacy Davis and County Counselor
The Commission thanked everyone for participating and for the information provided, and will take into
consideration all the information provided, including staffing, wages, equipment and storage.
There being no further business, the Board of County Commissioners adjourned at 12:50 a.m.
Sumner County Commissioners Meeting Minutes April 1 & 2