County Commission

Meetings

  • 9 am until finished, break for lunch at Noon
  • Second and Fourth Mondays of the Month
    (Dates Subject to Change)
  • Morton County Courthouse
    1025 Morton Street
    Elkhart, KS

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Members

  1. J.W. Finn, Chairman District 2, Elkhart, Kansas

    J.W. Finn

    Chairman - District 2

  1. Bill Light, Vice-Chairman District 1, Rolla, Kansas

    Bill Light

    Vice-Chairman - District 1

  1. Jim Tucker, Commissioner District 3, Elkhart, Kansas

    Jim Tucker

    Commissioner - District 3

Overview

The Morton County Commissioners are vested by Kansas State Statute with both legislative and administrative powers and duties. These powers and duties include:

  • Supervision of county property
  • Organization of townships following statutory procedures
  • Control of the financial affairs of the county
  • Approval of the annual budget
  • Levying of county taxes
  • Designation of depositories for the county treasurer
  • Construction and maintenance of county roads and bridges
  • Approval of land use and zoning policies for the county
  • Issuance of bonds
  • Awarding of contracts
  • Incorporation of cities
  • Creation of special districts
  • Setting of salaries of all county officials
  • Providing a jail, courthouse, office space, and supplies for all county officers and the district court
  • Appointment of members of various boards and commissions

Code of Ethical Conduct for County Commissioners

Principle 1

A county commissioner should be vigorously dedicated to the democratic ideals of honesty, openness, and accountability in all public matters involving county government.

Principle 2

A county commissioner should model decorum, respect for others, and civility in all public relationships.

Principle 3

A county commissioner should actively practice stewardship of the county's human, fiscal, and material resources.

Principle 4

A county commissioner should strive for excellence and continuous learning in personal development and in all operations of county government.

Principle 5

A county commissioner should perform the duties of public office with fairness and impartiality so as to enhance public confidence in county government.

Principle 6

A county commissioner should neither seek nor accept any favor from any source which may be offered to influence his or her official decision making.