Every December, the Butler County Commission recognizes county employees for their years of service.

Every December, the Butler County Commission recognizes county employees for their years of service.

During Tuesday’s meeting, employees with five, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years of service to the county were recognized with a certificate or plaque and a monetary reward.

Commissioner Bruce Harris, whose resignation was effective Dec. 18, was also presented with a plaque and thanked for his years of service to Butler County.

Those recognized for five years of service were: Mikeah Dean, Matthew Hogan, Danny Ingalls, Jeffrey Johnson, Brandon Kolter, Kathleen Kreie, Dillon McArthur, Patrick McMurphy, Byron McNary, William Mann, Jeff Masterson, Braden Moore, Robert Mosier, Crystal Noles, Linda Oakley, Taylor Parlier, Amanda Reese, Nancy Roberts, David Springob, Rex Stephens, Jessica Stroer, Shannon Stueven and Thad White.

Those recognized for 10 years of service were: Suzan Bell, Rene Bender, Michele Biby, Deborah Davis, Todd Gurley, William Johnson, Jr., Jacqueline Maloney, Randy Morgan and Sharee Von Elling.

Those recognized for 15 years of service were: Darryl McClure, Michelle McCoy, Jeremy Seglem and Victoria Wiebe.

Those recognized for 20 years of service were: William Baker, Kim Cool, Donald Currier, Jim Schmidt and Bronson Webb.

Those recognized for 25 years of service were: Teresa Dawson, Darryl Lutz and Marcia McCoy.

Adam Spickler was recognized for 30 years of service and Darlene Andrews was recognized for 35 years of service. Attorney Norman Manley was also thanked for providing legal counsel to the Butler County Commission for 37 years.

In other business, the commissioners:

• received Cathy McDowell who requested that she be appointed as Spring Township Trustee since the person elected to the office is moving out of the district.

• approved the closing out of an IRB for HollyFrontier

• approved the 2013 cereal malt beverage licenses for Triple S Ranch Supply, Inc., Shady Creek Marina, Leon Groceries, Keighley Barn and the El Dorado YMCA special event to be held June 8, 2013.

• tabled a contract with Netsmart Technologies to purchase the user rights of the Insight software program and support services for the Butler County Health Department. The agreement was tabled because the commissioners had questions about the cost of the equipment and its maintenance. The commissioners will revisit the contract on Jan. 15.

• tabled the purchase of nine 2013 Dodge Chargers, one 2013 Dodge Ram pickup truck and two used 2011 Ford Crown Victorias for a total cost of $268,280.57 with an approximate setup cost of $10,298 to be paid to Flint Hills Fire and Rescue until Jan. 15.

• received and opened a proposal for the microwave link refresh and data expansion and returned it to the computer services department to review and return with a recommendation.

• received and opened bids for the digital ortho photography and bridge project mapping proposals and directed the GIS/mapping director and public works director to prepare a comparison analysis and come back with a recommendation.

• held a work session to discuss the possibility of leasing additional office space for the Department on Aging.

• Approved the lease of two office spaces in the Flinthills Services building to Leadership Butler in the amount of $126 for utilities and $200 a month for rent. A contract will come before the commission at a later date for final approval.

• approved a waste disposal agreement with Waste Link, Inc. of Wichita to bring up to 130 tons per day of trash to the Butler County landfill at an initial fee of $32 per ton.

• approved the purchase of aluminized corrugated metal pipe culverts from Arnold & Harvey Seed Co. of Leon in the amount of $17,054,47.

• received a report on proposals received and approved the purchase of GPS survey equipment for the Department of Public Works in the amount of $37,005.00.