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BOARD OF McPHERSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

AUGUST 12, 2003

10:00 A.M.

REGULAR MEETING

ALL PRESENT

 

 

Mr. Witte requested that “Budget Work Session” be added to the agenda.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the agenda as amended.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

No one spoke for Public Input Session at 10:00 a.m.

 

Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the minutes of August 5, 2003 as corrected.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the adds and abates register of August 8, 2003.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Patrick made a motion to sign Resolution 03-22, A Resolution Adopting the Kansas Act Against Discrimination & The Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  Chairman Terry voted aye.  Commissioner Schroeder voted aye.  Commissioner Patrick voted aye.

 

Ms. Deb Miller, Secretary of the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) joined the meeting at 10:10 a.m. to update the Commissioners on the K-61 Project.  Ms. Miller stated that the issues are different for each of the counties involved in the project.  One issue for McPherson County is the interchange near McPherson City and where it should be located.  She also reiterated that the counties still have 30 days, after the plan is presented to the County, to opt out of the project but stressed that KDOT is working hard to deliver a good project.  Surveying is going on now, and three consulting teams have been hired.  There was discussion on the corridor area, Commissioner Terry stressed that McPherson County would want to know as soon as possible what the final corridor area will be because of zoning and building requests within the area.  Commissioner Patrick expressed a concern for available State money for the project in light of current and possible future State funding cutbacks.  

 

Gerry Bley, Public Works Design Engineer, joined the meeting at 10:30 a.m. to request signature on the agreement with KDOT for inspection of the pin and hanger bridge located on the south edge of Marquette.  The County’s share is 20% or $830.  KDOT pays 80%.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to have the Chairman sign the agreement as presented.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Witte presented a proposed 2004 Budget and, after discussion, it was the consensus of the Commissioners to set the 2004 Budget at 36.42 mills.  The Budget will be published later in the week and a public hearing will be held at the August 26th Commission meeting.

 

At 11:45 a.m. the Commissioners recessed and reconvened at 1:00 p.m. at Public Works for a work session with Gerry Bley, Design Engineer and Richard Nelson, Road Supervisor.  No action was taken by the Commissioners during the work session.  At 2:45.p.m. Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to adjourn.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

 

Commission minutes taken by Irene R. Goering.

 

 

Harris G. Terry, Chairman

Don L. Schroeder, Vice-Chairman

Duane J. Patrick, Commissioner

 

 

ATTEST: County Clerk

Susan R. Meng