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BOARD OF McPHERSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

JULY 27, 2004

REGULAR MEETING

10:00 A.M.

 

ALL PRESENT

 

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

 

During Public Input Session, Shawna Mitchell, County Extension Agent joined the meeting along with the winners of the 4-H Fair Cookie Jar contest.  The three winners presented their cookie jars to the Commissioners, the cookie jars were filled with cookies they made as part of the competition.  The winners were: Delaney Seely, Champion; Joanna Roberts, Reserve Champion and Amy and Clarissa Sents, Blue Ribbon.

 

Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the minutes of July 20, 2004 as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

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

 

Mr. Witte presented two Personnel Change Notices (PCN’s) for the Sheriff’s Department.  The first was to hire Jerome Montagne as a Part-Time Correctional Officer (12/A) effective August 9, 2004 and the second was for end of probation (12/A to 12/B) for Christopher Shafer effective July 18, 2004.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve both PCN’s as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the adds and abates register dated July 23, 2004.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Dave Bohnenblust, Public Works Director, joined the meeting at 10:30 a.m. and updated the Commissioners on various road projects.  Mr. Bohnenblust also requested to extend the Forby Construction contract for concrete patching on County Road 2043.  Forby Construction was 28% lower than the next lowest bid and they have completed the work faster than expected so Mr. Bohnenblust would like to extend the work another 2 ½ miles, this would allow Public Works to finish this 4-year project a year earlier than originally planned.  Funds are available in the Public Works budget and in the reserve fund.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to extend the Forby Construction Contract as requested.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Witte gave the Commissioners an update on the Old Mill Window Project.  Robert Metzker of Hays, KS was low bidder on the project but problems have come up with lead based paint abatement and his company obtaining a performance bond as required by the State.  Since the County would act as general contractor, the State will possibly forgo the performance bond but only allow Metzker to work on a quarter of the project at a time, with the architect Bruce McMillian signing off on each quarter as it is finished.

 

Mr. Witte requested 15 minutes, from 11:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., in executive session with the Commissioners to discuss potential land acquisition.  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 11:15 a.m.  No action was taken during executive session. 

 

The Commissioners had a work session on the 2005 Budget from 11:15 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.  No action was taken during the work session.  At 12:30 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