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BOARD OF McPHERSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

July 6, 2004

REGULAR MEETING

10:00 A.M.

All Present

 

 

Mr. Witte requested the following to be added to the agenda:  Resignation & Appointment of Canton Township Treasurer.

 

Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the agenda as amended.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the minutes of June 29, 2004 as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

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

 

Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve signing the Quit Claim Deed for two (2) Crestwood Cemetery spaces.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Fern Hess, Health Department Director joined the meeting at 10:10 a.m. requesting to write off the Bad Debt List, for services provided from April 1, 2003 to June 30, 2003 that had no payment activity for one year, in the amount of $2,656.76. Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the Bad Debt Write-off in the amount of $2,656.76 as requested.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the PCN-End of Probation for Mary Cranford, WIC Clerk (9C) in the Health Department effective 7-4-2004.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Donovan Graber, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, spoke during Public Input Session at 10:20 a.m.  No action was taken.

 

Brenda Becker, County Treasurer, joined the meeting at 10:30 a.m. to request executive session to discuss non-elected personnel in the Treasurer’s Office. Commissioner Patrick made a motion to go into executive session for 10 minutes, from 10:30 – 10:40 a.m. to discuss non-elected personnel and to include Ms. Becker and Mr. Witte.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.  No action taken during executive session.

 

Dave Bohnenblust, Public Works Director, joined the meeting at 10:40 a.m. to give an update on the overlay projects in the County and to request the following:

A) Sign Resolution authorizing speed zone of 45 miles per hour on CR 444 from US56 to Windom.   Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to adopt Resolution # 2004-16 establishing the speed limit on CR 444 from US56 to Windom as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  Chairman Terry voted aye.  Commissioner Schroeder voted aye.  Commissioner Patrick voted aye.

B)  Approval of proposal for LPA Construction Engineering Services for Project 59C 3510-01 (Bridge 031260, 1.9 miles West of Marquette).  Mr. Bohnenblust indicated that the project inspection is not to exceed $35,083.50.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the proposal for LPA Construction Engineering Services on Project 59C 3510-01 as presented.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Chairman Terry made a motion to accept Darryl Leffler’s resignation as Canton Township Treasurer and to approve the appointment of Marvin Wert as Canton Township Treasurer.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Witte requested executive session to discuss potential land acquisition.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to go into executive session for 15 minutes, 11:00 – 11:15 a.m. to discuss potential land acquisition as requested.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.  No action was taken during executive session.

 

At 11:45 a.m. Commissioner Patrick made a motion to recess until 1:00 p.m. for the Sesquicentennial Tree Planting Ceremony on the Courthouse lawn, then a 1:40 p.m. work session with Fern Hess, Health Department Director.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.  At 3:30 p.m. Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to adjourn.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commission minutes taken by Lori Koehn.

 

Harris G. Terry, Chairman

Don L. Schroeder, Vice-Chairman

Duane J. Patrick, Commissioner

 

 

Attest: County Clerk

Susan R. Meng