Riley County Treasurer Shilo Heger reported during the commission meeting on Monday that county revenue and investments were on track through the month of June.
As of the end of June, the county brought in 8.56% more than expected in sales tax, Heger reported, but nothing else in the balance sheet stands out specifically.
“Everything is still flat comparing to last year to this year,” Heger said.
The county had 10.13% more in sales tax receipts than budgeted at this time last year.
Big Lakes Development Center President Lori Feldkamp provided an update about the center to the commissioners as well. The center’s senior staff is preparing the 2020 strategic plan, Feldkamp said.
Riley County EMS and Ambulance Director David Adams reported in his update to commissioners that the department received 407 calls for service during June.
Additionally, he said an active violence training involving various departments earlier this month at Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School was a success.
“It was a fantastic training,” Adams said. “We’re really happy with how it went.”
In preparation for the upcoming school year, the department is also hosting a school supply drive for students in need. Collection sites will be at Target in Manhattan as well as the Dollar Generals in Ogden and Riley, Adams said.
County Extension Director Gary Fike and Kansas State University Research and Extension Agent Greg McClure provided updates about the 2019 Riley County Fair to the commissioners during the meeting. The fair ends July 29.
Public Works Director and county engineer Leon Hobson updated the commission about projects the department has been working on the last couple of weeks, including construction of pens and cleaning at the fairgrounds.
Riley County Counselor Clancy Holeman updated the commission on pending county projects during his report as well.
At the end of the meeting, the commissioners entered into executive session for a few minutes for the purpose of consultation with Holeman to discuss potential litigation, but they took no action or votes following the session, commissioner John Ford said.