Leavenworth county attorney talks bad checks with commission
County Attorney Todd Thompson reported on working jointly with the Leavenworth-Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce on bad checks and collections through Thompson’s office.
Thompson spoke during elected officials report time at Thursday’s Leavenworth County Commission meeting. Thompson noted that it’s a rarity for people to use checks anymore, as debit card use is replacing check-writing. Also, Walmart has started handling its own bad checks, which has reduced income of diversion fees.
Thompson also updated the commission on the diversion fee rate being increased. He noted it was more in tune with area counties.
In other business, the commission:
• Approved, 3-0, Commerce Bank as bank of record.
• Approved, 3-0, work at the Leavenworth County Annex in Tonganoxie not to exceed $10,000. In Treasurer Janice Young’s update to the commission, she said the front door needed to be replaced and that the flooring needed to be replaced, as well as cubicles and counters. Young noted the improvements would not be funded through the general tax money. Instead it would be through motor vehicle funds.
After hearing all elected official reports, the commission decided quarterly reports would be sufficient from elected officials rather than monthly. Then, if more frequent meetings are needed, they can be called.
• Discussed a request from Basehor Dairy Days to donate $750 from the recreation fund. Flower made a motion, but it died for lack of a second.
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