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BOARD OF McPHERSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

JUNE 1, 2004

REGULAR MEETING

10:00 A.M.

BUDGET HEARINGS

1:00 P.M. TO 8:30 P.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 at 10:00 a.m.

 

Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the minutes of May 25, 2004 as corrected.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

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

 

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

 

Chad Bahr, Planning & Zoning Administrator, joined the meeting at 10:10 a.m. with the following proposed amendments to the Zoning Regulations:

1.  Consider possible amendments to the zoning regulations regarding the establishment of sexually oriented business in McPherson County.  The Zoning Board has recommended approval of this amendment to the zoning regulations.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve Resolution 2004-11, restricting sexually oriented businesses in McPherson County.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  Chairman Terry voted aye.  Commissioner Schroeder voted aye.  Commissioner Patrick voted aye.

2.  Consider possible amendments to the zoning regulations regarding floodwater structure breach areas within the County.  The Zoning Board has recommended approval of this amendment to the zoning regulations.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve Resolution 2004-12, addressing floodwater structure breach areas within McPherson County.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  Chairman Terry voted aye.  Commissioner Schroeder voted Aye.  Commissioner Patrick voted aye.

 

Dale Ladd, County Extension Agent, joined the meeting to request to purchase a new phone system at the County Extension Office.  The phone system they have has been in use since July of 1995 and the phones can no longer be repaired.  Bids were obtained for a new system and the low bid came from Great Plains Communications Service and Supply, Inc. of Wichita for a Toshiba CTX100 4x8 VM6 Telephone System and Strategy IVP8 4 Port Voice Mail System with 12 phones for $6,650.00.  After discussion, Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the purchase from Great Plains Communications Service and Supply, Inc. as presented, with the money to come from the Capital Outlay Fund.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Gerry Bley and Mustafa Sadeq, Public Works Engineers and Dave Bohnenblust, Public Works Director, joined the meeting at 10:58 a.m. with the following agenda items:

A.  Gerry Bley presented a request to award the contract for six (6) reinforced concrete box culverts (Project 2004-01) to the low bidder, Turnkey, Inc. of Andover, Kansas in the amount of $248,486.50 and allow a 10% contingency.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to award the contract to Turnkey, Inc. as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

B.  Mustafa Sadeq presented a request to award the contract for concrete repair project 2004-24 on CR 2043 (Old Hwy 81) to the low bidder, Forby Contracting, Inc. of Hinckley, MN in the amount of $92,834 and allow a 10% Contingency.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to award the contract to Forby Contracting, Inc. as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Rick Batchellor, County Appraiser, joined the meeting at 11:15 a.m. to request to replace their present Minolta 2080 copier with a new Minolta D1310F Digital Printer/Copier/Fax from McPherson Business Machines of McPherson.  Cost of the new machine is $12,835, less $6,250 trade in for the old machine for a total net purchase price of $6,585.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the request as presented.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

There was discussion on Resolution 04-13, “A Resolution Regulating the Harboring or Owning of Inherently Dangerous Animals in the Unincorporated Area of McPherson County, Kansas”.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve Resolution 04-13 as presented.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  Chairman Terry voted aye.  Commissioner Schroeder voted aye.  Commissioner Patrick voted aye.

 

At 11:35 a.m. the Commissioners recessed and reconvened at 1:00 p.m. for budget hearings from County Conservation, Family Life, M.C.D.S., County Attorney, Council on Aging, Public Works and Prairie View.  No action was taken during the budget hearings.  At 8:30 p.m. the Commissioners recessed and Commissioners Terry and Schroeder reconvened on June 2, 2004 at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in McPherson where they attended a workshop titled “A Framework for Understanding Poverty” from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  No action was taken by the Commissioners during that time.  At 3:00 p.m. Chairman Terry 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