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BOARD OF McPHERSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

FEBRUARY 24, 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 during public input session.

 

Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the minutes of February 10 & 17, 2004 as presented.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Ty Kaufman, County Attorney, joined the meeting at 10:03 a.m. and requested 10 minutes, from 10:05 to 10:15 a.m., in executive session to discuss non–elected personnel in the County Attorney’s Office.  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 10:15 a.m.  No action was taken during executive session.  Mr. Kaufman requested to hire a temporary secretary to begin March 8, 2004, to fill in for the regular secretary until she is able to return to work.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the request. Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

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

 

Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the adds and abates register of February 20, 2004.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

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

 

After brief discussion, Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve Resolution 04-03, “A Resolution Authorizing the Offering for Sale of General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2004, of McPherson County, Kansas”.  This is for the refunding of bonds for the McPherson Area Solid Waste Utility.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  Chairman Terry voted aye.  Commissioner Schroeder voted aye.  Commissioner Patrick voted aye.

 

Dave Bohnenblust, Public Works Director, joined the meeting at 10:35 a.m. with the following agenda items:

A.   Request to award the bid for an 84” Doubledrum Vibratory Asphalt Compactor to replace an existing compactor, Mr. Bohnenblust recommended the bid from Victor L. Phillips for a used 2002 Ingersol Rand compactor (with a 6 month warranty) for $86,500, with trade.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the purchase from Victor L. Phillips as recommended by Mr. Bohnenblust.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded. 

All voted aye.

B.   Request to award bids for one ½ ton 4x4 pickup, and two ¾ ton 4x4 pickups.  Bids were received from 4 vendors and Mr. Bohnenblust recommended accepting bids from the following vendors who submitted the low bids:  from Wallace Chevrolet of McPherson, 2004 CK15753 ½ ton 4x4 extended cab pickup for $20,586 with trade;  from Lacy Motors of McPherson, a 2004 F-250 ¾ ton pickup for $22,426 without trade;  from Midway Motors a 2004 Sierra ¾ ton 4x4 pickup for $21,552.00 with trade.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the purchase of three pickups from the low bidders, as recommended by Mr. Bohnenblust.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

C.   Request to contract to crush asphalt and concrete stockpiled by the County.  Bids were received from two vendors, Mr. Bohnenblust recommended accepting the bid from Heartstone, Inc. of Wichita, KS at an approximate cost of $61,000 based on 16,800 tons of asphalt and concrete to be crushed.  The crushed asphalt and concrete could be used as gravel material costing about half what quarry gravel would cost, in addition, the concrete would become a usable product instead of filling the landfill with a waste product.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the recommendation to contract with Heartstone, Inc.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

At 11:25 a.m. the Commissioners recessed and reconvened at 1:00 p.m. for a work session.  No action was taken during the work session.  At 2:45 p.m. the Commissioners recessed and reconvened at 9:00 a.m. on February 26th for the American Legion/County Government Day at the Courthouse.  No action was taken during County Government Day.  At 1:00 p.m. the Commissioners recessed and reconvened at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, February 27th at the Holiday Manor Convention Center in McPherson for the Annual Township Meeting.  There was no action taken by the Commissioners during the Township Meeting.  At 2:30 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