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BOARD OF McPHERSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

JUNE 8, 2004

REGULAR MEETING

10:00 A.M.

BUDGET HEARINGS

1:00 P.M.

 

ALL PRESENT

 

The following two items were added to the agenda:  1) Postier Subdivision Plat for Signature; 2) Sound/Recording System for 2nd Floor Courtroom.  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.

 

John Klenda, County Counselor, joined the meeting at 10:05 a.m. and requested fifteen (15) minutes, from 10:05 to 10:20 a.m., in executive session to discuss litigation matters, and to include Mr. Witte.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to go into executive session as requested.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.  At 10:20 a.m. Commissioner Terry made a motion to extend executive session an additional 10 minutes, from 10:20 to 10:30 a.m.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.  The Commissioners returned to open session at 10:30 a.m.  No action was taken during executive session

 

Dillard Webster, Emergency Management/Communications (EMC) Director and Amy Martens, EMC Administrative Assistant joined the meeting at 10:30 to discuss the 2003 Department Of Justice grant funding that has been awarded.  The EMC Department has started ordering items with the 2003 dollars; items for personal protection, storage transport, scene mitigation and communication equipment for all the emergency service agencies in the County.  The 2004 funds are project oriented and the projects must be submitted and approved prior to ordering, they must be from the following areas: interoperable communications systems, security, and law enforcement needs/upgrades.  Mr. Webster has been approved to submit the following three projects:  1) Tie the current radio communication system together;  2) Upgrade the current perimeter security system at the LEC and 3) Mobile Data Terminals (MDT’s) for County Emergency agencies.  A fourth project, which is a dispatch priority and is in conjunction with the project, is Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD).  After Discussion, Commissioner Patrick made a motion to apply for Project #1, #2 and the fourth option of Computer Aided Dispatch.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Dick Beasley, Community Corrections Director, joined the meeting at 11:10 a.m. with a Personnel Change Notice (PCN) to hire Stephen Koch as Surveillance Officer (18/A State), effective June 14, 2004.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the PCN as presented.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the Community Corrections step & grade PCN’s as presented.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Bill Heller, Public Works Deputy County Surveyor, and Dave Bohnenblust, Public Works Director, joined the meeting at 11:15 a.m.  Mr. Heller presented a proposal from National Cooperative Refinery Association (NCRA) in which they, NCRA, would exchange permanent right of way easement they own (a parcel in the N.W. ¼, Section 4, T20S-R3W and a parcel in the S.W. ¼, Section 33, T19S-R3W) for a permanent road right of way easement vacation the County owns (a parcel in the S. ½, Section 32, T19S-R3W).  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the right-of-way vacation and right-of-way acquisition exchange with NCRA as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the minutes of June 1, 2004 as presented.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the adds and abates register of June 4, 2004.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

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

 

Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to have the Chairman sign the Postier Subdivision plat.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Witte informed the Commissioners that the new sound system for the 2nd Floor District Court Room will cost $18,326. 

 

At 11:45 a.m. the Commissioners recessed and reconvened at 1:00 p.m. for budget hearings from County Sheriff, Emergency Management/Communications, McPherson County Small Business Development.  No action was taken during the budget hearings.  At 2:30 p.m. Commissioners 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