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BOARD OF McPHERSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

OCTOBER 21, 2003

REGULAR MEETING

10:00 A.M.

ALL PRESENT

 

 

Mr. Witte requested two items be added to the agenda: 1) Proposal for Repairs to Courthouse Chimneys and Cornice Molding; 2) Gerry Bley, Public Works Design Engineer – Update/Change Order on Centennial Project.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the agenda as amended.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

There was no public input.

 

Mr. Witte presented McPherson County Landfill Permit No. 126 (Amended) from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment for approval.  Mr. Bill Ridge and Mr. John Hawk from the McPherson Area Solid Waste Utility, were present to answer questions the Commissioners might have regarding the permit.  The original permit was issued March 17, 1976 and has been amended three times.  This (4) amendment converts the permit to a construction and demolition landfill permit and corrects the permittee name from McPherson Area Solid Waste Utility (contract operator) to McPherson County (owner).  After discussion, Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to sign the permit as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Dick Beasley, Community Corrections Director, joined the meeting at 10:10 a.m. with a Personnel Change Notice (PCN) to hire Angela Schmidt as an Intensive Supervision Officer I effective November 3, 2003.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to have the Chairman sign the PCN as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the minutes of October 13 and 14, 2003 as presented.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the adds and abates register of October 17, 2003.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Witte presented a letter of recommendation from Mr. Melvin Goering, Chief Executive Officer of Prairie View Inc. to appoint Mr. Rex Walk to the McPherson County Mental Health Services Advisory Committee.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to appoint Mr. Rex Walk to the McPherson County Mental Health Services Advisory Committee as recommended by Mr. Goering.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Danny Morris, CDBG Administrator for South Central Kansas Economic Development District (SCKEDD) joined the meeting at 10:10 a.m. to request signature on the Multi Community Diversified Services (MCDS) CDBG Project Disclosure Report.  This is the final document required for the closure/completion of the MCDS CDBG Project.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to have the Chairman sign the Disclosure Report as presented.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Witte requested twenty-five minutes, from 10:25 to 10:50 a.m. in executive session to discuss non-elected personnel in the Public Works Department.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to go into executive session as requested and to include Mr. Witte.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.  The Commissioners returned to open session at 10:50 a.m.  No action was taken during executive session. 

 

Richard Nelson, Public Works Road and Bridge Supervisor, joined the meeting at 10:50 a.m. to request approval of an agreement with Western Uniforms of Wichita for uniform rental for the Road and Bridge Division personnel.  Bids were received from five vendors with Western Uniforms being the low bid at $8,151 per year.  Mr. Nelson presented a 2-year contract with Western Uniforms for signature.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to sign the agreement as presented.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Gerry Bley, Public Works Design Engineer, joined the meeting to update the Commissioners on progress on the Centennial Road Project.  In order to avoid settlement of the road in the areas over culverts, it was recommended that the culverts be covered with “flowable fill”, a very wet, thin cement mix.  This was not in the original plan but the contractor will not be charging extra.  However, the added cost of the cement will be $2,520 (70 yards at $36 per yard) and will be billed directly to Public Works by the cement supplier.

 

Mr. Witte presented two proposals from Mid-Continental Restoration Co., Inc. for repairs to the Courthouse exterior.  The base bid, for the four chimneys for repairs above the roofline is $9,200.00.  The second bid, referred to as Alternate No. 1 is for cornice molding repair in the amount of $2,890.00.  Total cost for this proposal is $12,090.00.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve both bids for a total cost of $12,090.00.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

At 11:35 a.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