By Terry Bailey

The Mitchell County Commissioners conducted their weekly meeting at the Courthouse on Monday, May 23rd. All Commissioners and the County Clerk were present. They dispensed with a brief agenda in a businesslike fashion.
The Commissioners approved a cereal malt beverage license for the Glen Elder Marina. The license was for off premises consumption.
Yvonne Melton, County Treasurer, introduced her new employee in the Treasurer's office, Karlie Campbell. Campbell has a stepson who attends Beloit Elementary School.
Eric Hamel, Emergency Medical Services director, reported he had received word that the company that is building the new ambulance informed him they have received the chassis on which they will build the new ambulance. Osage Emergency Vehicles, located in Lynn, Missouri, is one of two companies that build ambulances. Hamel said he would attempt to get a final completion date on the new emergency response vehicle.
The Commissioners discussed the status of the area Sanitation Engineer and to what degree the State exercises oversight of the work of that person. It appears the State mandates counties must have their own engineer or shares one with another county, but the engineer's duties are determined by the individual counties. As a brief aside, it was determined that approximately 4.5 acres is the necessary area allocated for a septic system including laterals.
Robbin Cole, executive director of Pawnee Mental Health, was present to have the Commissioners sign off on the 2023 budget. Pawnee Mental Health, based in Manhattan, provides numerous mental health services for residents of a ten-county area in North Central Kansas. The organization began offering services on November 19, 1956, and recently observed sixty-five years of service. The Commissioners accepted Cole's budget proposal.
Having addressed all items on the printed agenda, the meeting was adjourned.


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