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BOARD OF McPHERSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

MARCH 23, 2004

REGULAR MEETING

10:00 A.M.

COMMISSION WORK SESSION

11:00 A.M.

ALL PRESENT

 

MARCH 25, 2004

NCKCHOA MEETING - ELLSWORTH, KS

9:00 A.M.

COMMISSIONERS TERRY & PATRICK PRESENT

 

Two items were added to the agenda:  1) John Klenda, County Counselor – Attorney/Client Privilege at 10:45 a.m. and 2) under the 10:10 a.m. agenda item add Request to Mail Right-Of-Way Purchase Offers.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the agenda as amended.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

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

 

Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the minutes of March 16 and 17, 2004 as corrected.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

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

 

Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the adds and abates and landfill register of March 19, 2004.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

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

A.   Request to mail offers to land owners for purchase of right-of-way along CR 451.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the mailing as requested.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

B.   Request approval of a Personnel Change Notice (PCN) to promote Keri Duree from an Engineering Technician I to Engineering Technician II (9/B to 13/A), effective March 14, 2004.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the PCN as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Witte presented a letter from the Kansas Supreme Court notifying the Commission that a replacement is needed to finish the term of Mr. Joe Goering on the Ninth Judicial District Judge Nominating Committee, the term runs until March 2006.  Mr. Goering, who recently passed away, was one of two non-lawyer appointments made by the McPherson County Commission.  Chairman Terry suggested Ellis Musselwhite, a former McPherson County Sheriff, to finish out Mr. Goering’s term.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to appoint Ellis Musselwhite as the non-lawyer replacement on the Ninth Judicial District Judge Nominating Committee.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Witte requested five minutes, from 10:30 to 10:35 a.m. in executive session with the Commissioners to discuss non-elected personnel in the Treasurer’s Office.  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 10:35 a.m.; no action was taken during executive session.

 

John Klenda, County Counselor, joined the meeting at 10:45 a.m. and requested fifteen minutes, from 10:45 to 11:00 a.m., in executive session under the attorney/client privilege, 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 11:00 a.m.; no action was taken during executive session.

 

The Commissioners and Mr. Witte held a work session from 11:00 a.m. until 11:45 a.m.  No action was taken during the work session.  At 11:45 the Commissioners recessed.  Commissioners Terry and Patrick reconvened on March 25th at the North Central Kansas County Highway Officials Association (NCKCHOA) meeting in Ellsworth, KS at 9:00 a.m.  No action was taken by the Commissioners during the NCKCHOA meeting.  At 3:15 p.m. Commissioner Patrick made a motion to adjourn.  Commissioner 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

 

 

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Attest:  County Clerk

Susan R. Meng