The Pottawatomie County commission heard from fire supervisor Bruce Brazzle during Monday’s meeting. Brazzle is in the process of visiting each of the county’s 12 fire stations to gauge interest in consolidation. The fire department will also be receiving a visit from the department’s insurance provider K-CAMP. K-CAMP will host a emergency response driver operator course Tuesday and Thursday (of this week). Brazzle added that drivers who pass the class will receive a certificate which they can present to their respective insurance companies to reduce their auto-insurance rates.
County appraiser Lois Schlegel briefed the commission on her recent endeavors. Schlegel notes that sales were up for the month of July. The appraiser’s office has been conducting a summer-long process of relisting properties. This is done each summer for six years to ensure that each property meets maintenance requirements. According to Schlegel, the project will be complete by the end of September. There were 3,165 parcels that needed to be inspected this summer. Schlegel estimates that roughly 300 remain on the list.
Health director Leslie Campbell received the county commission’s approval to pursue the Preparedness Grant. There will be 13 more clinics offering flu vaccinations within the county. Campbell also stated that her department is willing to travel to certain schools or businesses to administer flu vaccinations