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BOARD OF McPHERSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

FEBRUARY 3, 2004

REGULAR MEETING

10:00 A.M.

ALL PRESENT

 

 

Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the agenda as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

No one spoke for Public Input Session at 10:00 a.m.

 

Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the minutes of January 27, 2004 as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the payroll register.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the adds and abates register of January 30, 2004.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Patrick made a motion to have the Chairman sign the MCKIDS contract.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Witte presented the bid documents submitted by Mid-Continental Restoration Co., Inc. (MCR) for exterior repairs to the concrete panels and metal to concrete joints to the Bank of America Building.  The original bid was submitted with a Base Bid, Alternate No. 1 and Alternate No. 2.  The Commissioners approved the Base Bid and Alternate No. 2 on November 25, 2003 and that work has been completed.  Alternate No. 1 is for similar repairs to the east, west and south sides of the building with a cost of $28,356.  Funding is available from the building’s rental income.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve Alternate #1 with Mid-continental Restoration Co., Inc., as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Linda Paul, Register of Deeds joined the meeting at 10:15 a.m. to request to purchase a digital scanner, printer and plotter.  After reviewing the bids received, Ms. Paul, with input from County Appraiser Rick Batchellor and Cartographer Kevin Beakey, is recommending the bid from Kansas Blue Print for $29,442.00.  A dedicated electrical line will be needed with an approximate cost of $490.00 and she would also like to purchase four smaller Fujitsu color scanners for $5,311.77 ($1,311.69 each plus shipping of $65.01).  Funds are available from the Register of Deeds’ technology fund.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the purchase of scanners, a printer and a plotter as requested and to have a dedicated electrical line put in for the large scanner.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Dick Beasley, Community Corrections Director, joined the meeting at 10:25 a.m. and presented a Personnel Change Notice (PCN) for a step increase (13/B State to 13/C State) for Melissa Titus, Secretary/House Arrest Monitor in the Newton Community Corrections Office effective February 1, 2004.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the PCN as presented.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Dave Bohnenblust, Public Works Director, joined the meeting at 10:30 a.m. and updated the Commissioners on snow removal and the Marquette Bridge Project.  At 10:50 a.m. he requested approval to advertise for bids for asphalts oils that will be required to complete the 2004 road projects.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve to advertise for asphalt oils as requested.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Witte presented a request from the Children’s Water Festival for financial support of this year’s festival which will be held April 23, 2004.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve a donation of $300 to the 2004 Children’s Water Festival.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Patrick made a motion to go into executive session for 10 minutes, from 10:55 to 11:05, to discuss non-elected personnel in the Health Department, and to include Mr. Witte.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.  The Commissioners returned to open session at 11:05 a.m.  No action was taken during executive session.

 

Candace Anderson Dixon, Executive Director of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Center, Inc. (SA/DV); Jane Jones, Victim Witness; and Deanne Nelson, McPherson County Advocate joined the meeting at 11:10 a.m. to request office space in the Bank of America Building for their McPherson County Office.  The County currently appropriates $3,600 to SA/DV annually and Ms. Dixon is suggesting their rent for office space at the bank building could be taken from the $3,600.  They could then use the rest for case management, shelter and other client needs.  Ms. Jones spoke to the Commissioners about the number of cases of domestic violence in McPherson County last year and Ms. Nelson spoke about the advantages of being closer to the County Attorney’s office.  After discussion, Commissioners Patrick made a motion to approve a monthly rent amount of $205 ($6.50/square foot) for space on the second floor of the Bank Building.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

At 11:55 a.m. the Commissioners recessed and reconvened at 1:00 p.m. for a work session.  No action was taken during the work session.  Commissioner Schroeder left the work session at 3:30 p.m. and at 3:40 p.m. Commissioner Patrick made a motion to adjourn.  Chairman Terry 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