The Saline County Board of Commissioners is the governing body representing the citizens of the county. State statute authorizes the Commission to perform legislative and administrative powers and duties. The Commission establishes the budget for all County departments, elected and appointed; forges policies for Saline County to be implemented by the County Administrator, approves contracts; and enacts resolutions and regulations to ensure the public health, safety and well-being of all citizens of Saline County.
There are five (5) members on the Board of Commissioners with one (1) Commissioner elected from each of the five (5) districts. The districts are divided equally on the basis of population and in accordance with state statutes are realigned every 3 years. Four-year terms of office are staggered so that no more than 3 Commissioners are elected at any general election. Commissioners are elected on a partisan basis.
The Board of Commissioners meet on Tuesday of each week. Informal meetings are scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to the conclusion of business for the day. Informal meetings are held in Room 107b, first floor of the City-County Building, 300 W Ash, Salina, Kansas. With few exceptions as provided by statute, these meetings are open to the Public.
The formal meeting is held in Room 107, first floor of the City-County Building, 300 W Ash, Salina, Kansas. It is televised live on Community Access Television (Channel 20) and rebroadcast at 8:00pm on Tuesday, 8:00am on Wednesday, 12:00am on Thursday, and 8:00pm on Friday.