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BOARD OF McPHERSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

APRIL 13, 2004

REGULAR MEETING

10:00 A.M.

WORK SESSION w/PUBLIC WORKS

1:00 P.M.

 

ALL PRESENT

 

One item was added to the agenda: at 10:50 a.m., John Klenda, County Counselor, Attorney/Client Privilege.  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.

 

The minutes of April 6th will be held until next week’s meeting.

 

 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 and landfill.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Brenda Becker, County Treasurer, joined the meeting at 10:10 a.m. and presented a Personnel Change Notice (PCN) to hire Wesley E. James as Tax Supervisor (12/A) effective April 19, 2004.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to have the chairman sign the PCN as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Dave Bohnenblust, Public Works Director and Patricia Wachtel, Engineering Tech joined the meeting at 10:25 a.m.  Mr. Bohnenblust gave a brief update on ongoing projects at Public Works then presented the following agenda items:

B.   Request to advertise for six concrete box culvert bridge replacements, (Project 2004-01).  Approximate cost for the project is $300,000 and it is a 2004 budgeted item.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to have the Chairman sign the Advertisement for Bids as requested.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

A.   Patricia Wachtel presented the 2003 McPherson County Public Works Annual Report.  After brief discussion, Mr. Bohnenblust requested approval of the 2003 Annual Report.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the 2003 McPherson County Public Works Annual Report at presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Chairman Terry presented Resolution 04-09, a resolution petitioning the Government to Support the Marriage Amendment Bill (HCR 5033) which states “no relationship other than a marriage between one man and one woman shall be recognized by the state as being entitled to the rights, benefits, privileges and incidents of marriage”.  HCR 5033 also gives the people of Kansas the right to vote on how marriage is defined in the Kansas Constitution.  The House of Representatives has passed the bill, however the Kansas Senate has amended it, removing the reference to “state recognition of benefits of marriage”.  Resolution 04-09 calls upon the Kansas Senate leadership to readdress HCR 5033 before the end of the 2004 session.  Chairman Terry made a motion to approve Resolution 04-09 and to send it to the Senate members and to KCCA.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  Chairman Terry voted aye.  Commissioner Schroeder voted aye.  Commissioner Patrick voted aye.

 

John Klenda, County Counselor, joined the meeting at 10:55 a.m. and requested 30 minutes, from 10:55 to 11:25 a.m. in executive session to discuss possible litigation; he further requested that Mr. Witte be included.  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 11:25 a.m.  No action was taken during executive session.

 

At 11:30 a.m. the Commissioners recessed and reconvened at 1:00 p.m. at Public Works for a work session.  No action was taken during the work session.  At 3:30 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