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BOARD OF McPHERSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

 

DECEMBER 9, 2003

REGULAR MEETING

10:00 A.M.

ALL PRESENT

 

 

One item – Planning & Zoning Board Appointments – was added to the agenda.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the agenda as amended.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

There was no public input.

 

Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the minutes of December 2, 2003 as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

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

 

Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the adds and abates and landfill register of December 5, 2003.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Dave Bohnenblust, Public Works Director, joined the meeting at 10:10 a.m. with two agenda items as follows:

A.  Request Commission signature on the form authorizing him to sign KDOT plans/reports as may be required for KDOT projects or requests covered under the Secondary and Off-System Roads Agreements.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to sign the form as requested, which includes the appointment of David Bohnenblust as the County Engineer.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

B.   Presented a Personnel Change Notice (PCN) for end of probation for Pat Wachtel, Engineering Tech III (17/A to 17/B) effective December 21, 2003.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the PCN as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Patrick made a motion to have the Chairman sign the cereal malt beverage license renewal for the Turkey Creek Golf Course in McPherson Township.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

There was brief discussion on Planning & Zoning Board appointments.  Three positions are due for appointment and/or reappointment.  Two of the board members, Bryce Turnquist and Ron Loomis, have agreed to be reappointed.  The third board member, Claire Schmitt has asked to be replaced.  Chairman Terry has talked to Mr. Bob Moore and he has agreed to fill Mr. Schmitt’s vacated position.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to appoint Mr. Bob Moore, Mr. Bryce Turnquist and Mr. Ron Loomis to the Planning and Zoning Board.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.  All three will begin their 3-year terms in January 2004.

 

Steve Johnson, County Sanitarian, joined the meeting at 10:25 a.m. to present a revised fee schedule proposing increased fees for the Local Environmental Protection Program (LEPP).  The fees for this program have remained the same since June 1999.  After reviewing the proposed LEPP fee schedule, Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the increases as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Fern Hess, Health Department Director, joined the meeting at 10:35 a.m. and requested 10 minutes, from 10:35 to 10:45 a.m., in executive session to discuss non-elected personnel in the Health Department.  She also requested that Mr. Witte be included.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to go into executive session as requested.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.  At 10:45 a.m. Commissioner Patrick made a motion to extend executive session an additional 15 minutes, from 10:45 to 11:00 a.m.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.  The Commissioners returned to open session at 11:00 a.m.  No action was taken during executive session.

 

There was discussion on the 2004 Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) for county employees.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve a 1 ½% COLA for 2004.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.  The 1 ½% COLA will become effective with the pay period beginning January 4, 2004.

 

Mr. Witte requested 15 minutes, from 11:20 to 11:35 a.m., in executive session with the Commissioners to discuss non-elected personnel in the Administrator and County Counselor’s offices.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to go into executive session as requested.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.  The Commissioners returned to open session at 11:35 a.m.  No action was taken during executive session. 

 

At 11:50 a.m. the Commissioners recessed and reconvened at 1:00 p.m. at Public Works where they met for a work session with the Public Works Director.  No action was taken during the work session.  At 3:20 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