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BOARD OF McPHERSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

 

DECEMBER 2, 2003

REGULAR MEETING

10:00 A.M.

ALL PRESENT

 

 

Two items were added to the agenda as follows:  1) Report on KAC Annual Conference – Commissioner Patrick and 2) Proposed 2003 Budget Amendment.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the agenda as amended.  Commissioner Patrick, seconded.  All voted aye.

 

There was no public input.

 

Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the minutes of November 18, 2003 as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the minutes of November 25, 2003 as presented.  Chairman Terry seconded.  Commissioners Schroeder and Terry voted aye.  Commissioner Patrick was absent at the November 25th meeting and abstained

 

Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve Resolution 03-28, “A Resolution Designating The McPherson Daily Sentinel as the Official County Newspaper for McPherson County”.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  Chairman Terry voted aye.  Commissioner Schroeder voted aye.  Commissioner Patrick voted aye.

 

Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve Resolution 03-29, “A Resolution Designating Depositories for McPherson County Funds”.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  Chairman Terry voted aye.  Commissioner Schroeder voted aye.  Commissioner Patrick voted aye.

 

Mr. Kyle Hawk, McPherson Industrial Development Co., Inc. (MDIC) President, Mr. Marvin Peters, MIDC Executive Director, and Mr. Doug Unruh, owner of Piping Technology Company joined the meeting at 10:10 a.m.  Mr. Hawk read a letter from the MIDC Board of Directors regarding a request by Mr. Unruh for MIDC’s endorsement for property tax exemption for an industrial expansion for Piping Technology Company.  The building construction was started prior to the exemption application so is not in compliance with Section XIII of McPherson County Resolution 95-6.  However, the building contractor offered the company a significant price reduction if the building could be started early.  All other aspects of the application complies with Resolution 95-6, therefore MIDC requested that the Commission waive the part of Section XIII requiring pre-notification prior to the start of the project.  They further requested that a date and time be set for a Public Hearing on the application and that required notifications and publications be initiated.  Mr. Unruh spoke to the Commissioners concerning the expansion and answered questions about Piping Technology Company.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to waive the provisions in Section XII of Resolution 95-6.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to accept the application and set a time and date for a Public Hearing on the application.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Patrick made a motion to have the Chairman sign retail cereal malt beverage license renewals for Pantry + #10 in Canton Township, Lindsborg Golf Club, Inc. in Smoky Hill Township and Rolling Acres Golf Club in New Gottland Township.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Patrick made a motion to sign a cereal malt beverage license Notice to Township Clerk for Prime Time Store #121 in Superior Township.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

Commissioner Patrick reported on the Kansas Association of Counties (KAC) Annual Conference in Overland Park, KS that he attended November 23 – 25, 2003.

 

Mr. Witte discussed 2003 Budget Amendments.  Department budgets affected are Court Trustee, Special Landfill and Technology Fund.  Public Hearing for the 2003 Budget Amendment has been scheduled for December 16th at 10:50 a.m.

 

Mr. Witte requested fifteen minutes, from 11:15 to 11:30 a.m., in executive session with the Commissioners to discuss non-elected personnel in the County Counselor’s office.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to go into executive session as requested.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.  The Commissioners returned to open session at 11:30 a.m.  No action was taken during executive session,

 

At 11:45 a.m. Commissioner Patrick made a motion to adjourn.  Commissioner Schroeder 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