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BOARD OF McPHERSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

 

AUGUST 19, 2003

10:00 A.M.

REGULAR MEETING

ALL PRESENT

 

 

Mr. Witte asked that “Approval of District Court 2004 Budget” be added to the agenda.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the agenda as amended.  Commissioner Schroeder 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 12, 2003 as corrected.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Witte presented bids for a new iSeries IBM AS400 Server to replace the current Server, which does not have the processing speed or main memory necessary for the County’s needs.  Bids were received from two vendors.  Low bid was from Infinitec, Inc. of Hays, Kansas at $20,185 for the IBM iSeries AS400 Model 9406-800 2463 and on-site installation and conversion.  Mr. Witte asked the Commissioners to consider two extra tape drives at $1,115 each since they would be less expensive now, with the initial purchase, than to add later.  This would bring the total price to $22,415.  The Register of Deeds’ Tech Fund would pay $10,000 of the cost and the balance would come from the Capital Equipment Reserve Fund.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the bid from Infinitec, Inc., with two extra tape drives, for $22,415.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Marvin Peters, McPherson Industrial Development Company, Inc. (MIDC) Executive Director, joined the meeting at 10:12 a.m. to introduce Homer and Sarah Krehbiel of Krehbiel’s Specialty Meats.  Mr. Krehbiel spoke to the Commissioners regarding a proposed expansion to their present facility of three thousand square feet at a cost of $250,000 and approximately $250,000 in new equipment.  They are requesting a property tax exemption of 100% for 10 years on real property and 50% on equipment.  Mr. Kyle Hawk, President of MIDC, read a letter of recommendation from the MIDC Board of Directors stating that the project meets the criteria for consideration of property tax exemption and requesting that proper notification and publication be made and a date set for a public hearing on the requested exemption.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to give preliminary approval of the request and to set a hearing date of September 23, 2003 at 10:10 a.m.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Schroeder left the meeting at 10:30 a.m.

 

Fern Hess, Health Department Director and David Stewart, Maintenance Supervisor, joined the meeting at 10:30 a.m. with bids received for parts and labor to replace the heat-exchanger assemblies in the two rooftop heater/air-conditioners at the Health Department.  Four bids were received; the low bid was from RC Heating & Cooling of McPherson for $1,150.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to accept the bid from RC Heating & Cooling as presented.  Chairman Terry seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the checks and claims and payroll.  Chairman Terry seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the abates register of August 15, 2003.  Chairman Terry seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Witte presented a contract agreement from KDHE for Infant-Toddler Aid for the MCKIDS Program in the amount of $62,615.  ($29,177 State and $33,438 Federal).  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to have the Chairman sign the contract agreement from KDHE as presented.  Chairman Terry seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Gerry Bley, Public Works Design Engineer, joined the meeting to request approval of bids received for the removal and replacement of lighting in the Public Works Shop.  The low bid was from Hedlund Electric of McPherson for $5,543.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the bid from Hedlund Electric as presented.  Chairman Terry seconded.  All voted aye.

 

There was discussion on different options for ditch seeding on County roads.  The Commissioners asked Mr. Bley to check into renting a seeder for the project.

 

Mr. Witte presented the District Court 2004 Budget for approval.  Chairman Terry made a motion to approve the District Court Budget as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

At 11:30 a.m. Commissioner Terry 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