County Commission

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.

Agendas & Minutes