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BOARD OF McPHERSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

MARCH 2, 2004

REGULAR MEETING

10:00 A.M.

COMMISSION WORK SESSION

1:00 P.M.

MARCH 5, 2004

VOTE CANVAS & WORKSESSION

COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE

9:00 A.M.

 

ALL PRESENT

 

 

One item was added to the agenda, “Dan Schrag, Noxious Weeds Director – Request Signature on KDOT Contract to Treat Noxious Weeds on State Maintained Roads.”  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the agenda as amended.  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 February 24, 2004 as corrected.  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 register of February 27, 2004.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Witte presented the Annual Operation and Maintenance Assurance Statement from the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks for signature.  The statement verifies that, as the project sponsor, the County has received financial assistance from the Land & Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) for improvements made to Memorial Park.  The statement also lists ongoing requirements that the County agrees to meet for the duration of the project   Commissioner Patrick made a motion to have the Chairman sign the Annual Operation and Maintenance Assurance Statement as presented from the Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Dick Beasley, Community Corrections Director, joined the meeting at 10:10 a.m. with a Personnel Change Notice (PCN) for end of probation and step increase for Eugene Kaufman, ISO I (from 22/B State to 22/C State) effective February 29, 2004.  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 six MCKIDS contracts.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Witte requested five minutes, from 10:17 to 10:22 a.m., in executive session to discuss non-elected personnel in the Administration Department.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to go into executive session, to include Mr. Witte, as requested.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.  The Commissioners returned to open session at 10:22 a.m.  No action was taken during executive session.  Mr. Witte presented a Personnel Change Notice to hire Abby Heidebrecht as Personnel Coordinator (12/A) in the Administration Department.  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 10:25 a.m. with the following agenda items:

A.     Request to purchase a ProMark2, four receiver, GPS System with Mobile Mapper for the Surveying Department.  Estimated cost is $11,000.  After discussion, Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the purchase of a ProMark2 GPS System as requested.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

B.     Request signature on Resolution 04-04 “A Resolution Changing the Speed Limit on a Section of County Road 2043 Between Buckskin Road and Arrowhead Road in Mound Township.”  A traffic study has been done on CR 2043 around Moundridge and, as a result, Mr. Bohnenblust recommends a 45 mph speed limit on CR 2043, to begin 1400 feet north of Arrowhead for southbound traffic.  A “45 mph ahead” sign will be placed 1000 in front of the 45 mph sign.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve Resolution 04-04 as presented.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  Chairman Terry voted aye.  Commissioner Schroeder voted aye.  Commissioner Patrick voted aye.

C.     Request signature on Resolution 04-05 “A Resolution Changing the Speed Limit on a Section of County Road 1961 Between First Street and Northview in McPherson Township.”  Due to public input, traffic patterns on County Road 1961 between First Street and Northview have been studied and, as a result, Mr. Bohnenblust recommends reducing the speed limit to 40 mph from First Street north 3,300 feet.  He has worked with the City of McPherson on these recommendations since a part of the area is in the City limits.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to sign Resolution 04-05 as presented.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  Chairman Terry voted aye.  Commissioner Schroeder voted aye.  Commissioner Patrick voted aye.

D.     Request signature on the ONEOK gas sales contract, which would run from July 2003 to September 2005.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to have the Chairman sign the contract as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

E.     Presented Personnel Change Notices (PCN’s) to hire Jerry Love, Dwight Koehn and Kelly Hess as Maintenance Worker I’s to fill vacant positions in the Road & Bridge Division, contingent on their passing the physical and drug test.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to have the Chairman sign the PCN’s as presented.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

At 10:55 a.m. Brenda Becker, County Treasurer, joined the meeting and presented a Personnel Change Notice to hire Kathy Reinert as Tax Supervisor (12/A) in the Treasurer’s Office, effective March 3, 2004.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to have the Chairman sign the PCN as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Dan Schrag, Noxious Weeds Director, joined the meeting at 11:00 a.m. to request signature on the KDOT contract to treat noxious weeds on State maintained roads.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to sign the contract as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

At 11:30 a.m. the Commissioners recessed and reconvened at 1:00 a.m. for a Commission work session.  No action was taken during the work session.  At 3:00 p.m. the Commissioners recessed and reconvened at 9:00 a.m. on March 5, 2004 in the County Clerk’s office where the canvassed votes from the March 2 Primary.  Immediately following the vote canvas the Commissioners met in a work session with the County Clerk.  No action was taken during the canvas of votes or the work session.  At 11:05 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