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BOARD OF McPHERSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

JULY 20, 2004

REGULAR MEETING

10:00 A.M.

WORK SESSION

1:00 P.M.

 

ALL PRESENT

 

On item was added under the 10:30 agenda item: Update on Old 81 Road Project.  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 Patrick made a motion to approve the minutes of July 13, 2004 as presented.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve payroll for July 23, 2004.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Witte presented Personnel Change Notices (PCN’s) for end of probation for a Correctional Officer in the Sheriff’s Department and a Child Development Specialist at MCKIDS.  The PCN from the Sheriff’s Department will be returned for more information.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the PCN for end of probation for Joy Toll, Part-Time Child Development Specialist at the MCKIDS Toddler Center, effective July 18, 2004.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Dan Hervey and Kevin Stockham, representing the McPherson Area Veterans Committee, joined the meeting at 10:10 a.m. to request to place a POW-MIA monument in Memorial Park.  The cost of the monument ($4,505) and the cost to have Stewart and Ediger Construction, Inc., set it in a concrete foundation ($900) is to be paid for by contributions from the general public and civic organizations.  The Committee plans to have a dedication ceremony on Veterans Day, November 11, 2004.  The Committee has already received approval from the McPherson Park Board and the McPherson City Commission.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the placement of a Prisoner of War - Missing In Action (POW-MIA) monument in Memorial Park behind the Courthouse as requested.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.  It was a consensus of the Commission to form a committee made up of representatives from each of the service organizations and the sitting Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners to oversee the upkeep of the monuments in Memorial Park.

 

Dave Bohnenblust, Public Works Director, joined the meeting at 10:25 a.m. to update the Commissioners on various road projects, including the Old 81 Road Project.

Mr. Bohnenblust also presented the following agenda items:

A.   Request to advertise for bids for an anti-icing applicator to be used to spread brine water for snow removal and de-icing operations.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to have the Chairman sign the Advertisement for Bids as requested.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

B.   Request to advertise for the replacement of a tandem axle truck with salt spreader to be used for snow removal, gravel and asphalt hauling.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to have the Chairman sign the Advertisement for Bids as requested.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

C.   Request signatures on the Utility Easement Agreements between McPherson County and Moundridge Telephone Company and between McPherson County and Marion County Rural Water District #4 for the Arrowhead Project east of 27th to the Marion County Line.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to sign the agreements as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

D.   Request signatures on the KDOT agreements for right-of-way clearance utility arrangements and property acquisition for the KDOT bridge south of Marquette and utility agreements with Kansas Gas Services and SBC for the same project.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to sign the agreements as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

At 11 a.m. the Commissioners took a road tour with Mr. Bohnenblust to see the ongoing progress on the Old 81 Project.  No action was taken during that time.  At 12:00 p.m. the Commissioners recessed for lunch and reconvened at 1:00 p.m. for a work session.  Gary George, of George, Bowerman & Noel, CPA addressed the Board with concerns about several checking accounts at the Sheriff’s Department that are not run through the County’s accounting system.  Additional recommendations will be forthcoming in the audit management letter.  No action was taken during the work session.  At 3:50.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