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BOARD OF McPHERSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

JANUARY 27, 2004

REGULAR MEETING

10:00 A.M.

JANUARY 30, 2004

KCCA LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

WICHITA, KS

ALL PRESENT

 

 

Mr. Witte requested the following changes in the agenda:  1) cancel the 10:30-B agenda item; 2) add Brenda Becker, County Treasurer – Non-Elected Personnel at 10:50 a.m.; 3) add John Klenda, County Counselor – Attorney/Client Privilege at 11:10 a.m.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the agenda as amended.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Jim Leach, a bus driver for USD 418, spoke to the Commissioners during Public Input Session at 10:00 a.m.  Mr. Leach requested that the Commissioners consider lowering the speed to 40 miles per hour on 81 Bypass on the west side of McPherson from First Street north, (the section running from Mid Kansas Machine and Midwest Industries to Midwest Electric and ATP) because of increased traffic created by the businesses in that area.  Commissioners Terry told Mr. Leach they would pass his request on to the Public Works Director to research.

 

Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the minutes of January 19th and 20th, 2004 as corrected.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the adds and abates and landfill register of January 22, 2004.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

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

 

Dick Beasley, Community Corrections Director, joined the meeting at 10:10 a.m. to request approval of the Juvenile Justice Authority (JJA) FY2005 District Funding as follows:  Juvenile Intake and Assessment – $48,814; Juvenile Intensive Supervision - $130,332 and Case Management Program - $175,442.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the Juvenile Justice Authority FY2005 District Funding Request as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Witte presented a Personnel Change Notice (PCN) for Joyce Toll at MCKIDS for a position change, from Temporary Child Development Specialist 20 hours per week to Child Development Specialist 20 hours per week at G/22 Step A, effective January 18, 2004.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the PCN as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Dave Bohnenblust, Public Works Director, joined the meeting at 10:20 a.m. with the following items:

      Reported to the Commissioners on a request made at last week’s meeting by Mr. Larry Wedel of Moundridge for caution and flashing lights at the intersections of CR2043 & 22nd and CR2043 & Arrowhead.  A traffic study revealed that neither of the intersections meet KDOT requirements for flashing/caution lights.

      Introduced Mr. Edsel Smith who is requesting a second driveway entrance to his property.  Mr. Smith uses semi-trucks in his business and a second drive would make exiting the property safer.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the second entrance as requested.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye. 

      Agenda Item A – Request to purchase 4,000 cubic yards of ¼ inch Buildex Chips for the 2004 Chip-Sealing Program.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the request as presented.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Brenda Becker, County Treasurer, joined the meeting at 10:45 a.m. and requested 10 minutes, from 10:45 to 10:55 a.m. in executive session to discuss non-elected personnel, and to include Mr. Witte.  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 10:55 a.m.  No action was taken during executive session.

 

John Klenda, County Counselor joined the meeting at 11:00 a.m. and requested 15 minutes, from 11:00 to 11:15 a.m., in executive session under the attorney/client privilege to discuss litigation, he also requested that Mr. Witte and Rick Batchellor, County Appraiser, be included.  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 11:15 a.m.  No action was taken during executive session.

 

Rick Batchellor, County Appraiser informed the Commissioners that the Board of Tax Appeals (BOTA) has reached a decision on the request for tax exemption by Central Kansas Conservancy (CKC).  They have determined that CKC is not the owner of record and they are not a public utility therefore are not responsible for the taxes.  The Appraiser’s Office will have to refund the 2002 taxes paid by CKC under protest last year. 

 

Mr. Klenda requested 10 minutes in executive session, from 11:30 to 11:40 a.m., in executive session under the attorney/client privilege.  He also requested that Mr. Witte be included.  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 11:40 a.m.  No action was taken during executive session.

 

At 11:45 a.m. the Commissioners recessed and reconvened on Friday, January 30th at 8:00 a.m. at the Kansas County Commissioners Association (KCCA) Leadership Academy Work Shop in Wichita.  No action was taken by the Commissioners during the work shop.  At 2:30 p.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