The Ellis County Commission on Monday approved roof repairs to be made to the county’s future health clinic building, 2507 Canterbury.

The building -- which was purchased last year for that purpose -- sustained roof damage in a recent high-wind event. The county’s Kansas County Association Multiline Pool insurance will cover approximately 71 percent of the $33,500 project.

The approved proposal from Roofmasters also includes reworking the roof’s angle to a slight pitch instead of a flat surface due to issues of pooling stormwater that were discovered at the same time, County Administrator Phillip Smith-Hanes said.

“You don’t build a flat roof in Kansas,” Commissioner Marcy McClelland said.

A warranty for the building’s roof was transferred to the county at the time of sale, but the warranty does not cover damage resulting from high winds. The county opted to contract with Roofmasters for the repairs due to the pre-existing warranty.

The total cost to the county will be approximately $9,700, to be paid from the county administrator’s contingency account.

The health clinic is expected to open at its new location later this month.

In other business:

Discussions of possibly using public funds to benefit proposed development of an indoor youth training facility were tabled until next week.

The commission issued proclamations recognizing April as sexual assault awareness month and national county government month.

Commissioners approved a contract for janitorial services at the county emergency services building.

There was a 10-minute executive session to discuss non-elected personnel matters.