Marion County commissioners accepted the resignation Monday of Dan D’Albini as Emergency Management director, effective June 30.
The commissioners made no other decision regarding the position, but in later business with Health Department Administrator Diedre Serene, they briefly touched on how her responsibilities overlapped with D’Albini’s.
Commissioners also authorized Serene’s purchase of a $3,000 trailer from Trailers ‘N’ More of Wichita. The trailer would be used for dispensing medications in mass emergency situations, as well as for storage.
Alternative bids for trailers were for more than $3,400 and up to $5,957 from Jost Fabrication at Hillsboro and Kansas Underground Trailers of Wichita.
Serene said the trailer might be used for giving tetanus shots to emergency workers and victims in a tornado disaster.
She said in the past decade, nurses and materials from Marion County went on a state response to the tornado disaster at Greensburg. Such a response might happen again, she said, and there’s always the chance the emergency will be local.
Jim Bratt appeared before the commissioners, along with Gordon Pendegraf, to announce the donation of $500 in prize money for “open mike” music prizes for amateurs Saturday night at the bluegrass festival at Marion County Lake.
Commission Chairman Randy Dallke and Commissioner Dan Holub said they will accompany Transfer Station Director Rollin Schmidt to a Butler County commission meeting to thank the commissioners there for the five years of service taking Marion County solid waste at the Butler County Landfill.
Schmidt said the transfer station disposed of 603.9 tons of waste in May, including 514.31 tons of municipal solid waste, 89.19 tons of commercial and demolition waste, and 0.4 ton of tires.
Dallke and Holub said they hope the arrangement with Butler County continues on an annual basis.
Road and Bridge Director Randy Crawford discussed options for replacing a department tractor for one equipped with a hydraulic mounted mower for angles, especially for use in situations such as when trees overgrow stop signs.