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
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A county commissioner should be vigorously dedicated to the democratic ideals of honesty, openness, and accountability in all public matters involving county government.
A county commissioner should model decorum, respect for others, and civility in all public relationships.
A county commissioner should actively practice stewardship of the county's human, fiscal, and material resources.
A county commissioner should strive for excellence and continuous learning in personal development and in all operations of county government.
A county commissioner should perform the duties of public office with fairness and impartiality so as to enhance public confidence in county government.
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.