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BOARD OF McPHERSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

AUGUST 3, 2004

REGULAR MEETING

10:00 A.M.

AUGUST 6, 2004

CANVAS VOTES

9:00 A.M.

AUGUST 7, 2004

MARQUETTE PARADE

10:30 A.M.

 

ALL PRESENT

 

Two items were added to the agenda: 1) Under the 10:20 a.m. Public Works Agenda Item, add Request to Approve Additional Liquid Asphalt Supplier; 2) at 10:40 a.m. add Susan Meng, County Clerk – Request for Election Worker Pay Increase.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the agenda as amended.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

No one spoke during Public Input Session at 10:00 a.m.

 

Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the minutes of July 27, 2004 as presented.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the payroll for July 6, 2004.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the adds and abates register of July 7, 2004.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Witte presented a new Personnel Change Notice (PCN) for Jerome Montagne who was approved at last week’s meeting as a Part-Time Correctional Officer, effective August 9, 2004, in the Sheriff’s Department.  Because of a change in military call-up status of the officer Mr. Montagne will be filling in for, his PCN is being changed to Temporary Full-Time Corrections Officer, effective August 16, 2004, and he is to be eligible for full benefits during the time he is filling in for that officer.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the PCN as presented and with full benefits while working as a Temporary Full-Time Corrections Officer.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Ben Gardner, 321 N. Grand, McPherson, joined the meeting at 10:10 a.m.  Although he was late for Public Input Session, the Chairman invited him to speak.  Mr. Gardner invited the Commissioners and Mr. Witte to attend the Child Safety Organization meeting to be held at noon on August 10th.  (The Child Safety Organization educates parents/childcare workers on different aspects of child safety, a main area of concern is the correct use of child car seats.)   All three Commissioners plan to attend the meeting.

 

Fern Hess, Health Department Director, joined the meeting at 10:15 a.m. to present Personnel Change

Notices (PCN’s) for promotions for Melany Webster and May Stallings from Public Health Nurse I to Public Health Nurse II (18/C to 21/B), and a Job Classification change for Karen Ediger, Public Health Nurse II from 19/F to 21/E.  All are to be effective August 1, 2004.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve all three PCN’s as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

 

Dave Bohnenblust, Public Works Director, joined the meeting at 10:20 a.m. with the following agenda items:

A.   Approve and sign sand pit lease agreement between McPherson County and Amy Forsberg/Lois Johnson.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to have the Chairman sign the agreement as presented.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

B.   Approve and sign the KDOT forms to award the contract for the construction of Federal Bridge 3510 two miles west of Marquette.  Low bidder was King Construction of Hesston, KS for $410,649.27.  There is a 20/80 match making the County’s share $90,342.84.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve and sign the KDOT forms awarding the contract to King Construction as presented.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

C.   Approve and sign the KDOT contract for McPherson County to inspect Federal Bridge 3510 two miles west of Marquette.  McPherson County will be reimbursed 80% of the total inspection costs.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to sign the KDOT contract as presented.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

D.   Approve purchasing the remainder of 2004 liquid asphalt from KOCH Oil.  Trigent Petroleum was awarded the 2004 contract but they are exiting the Kansas market and will be out of oil within the next 30 days.  The County needs an additional supplier to complete the 2004 paving projects and KOCH provided the lowest price.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve KOCH as back-up supplier of liquid asphalt as requested.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

There was a written request from County Clerk Susan Meng to pay a flat rate of $85 for election judges and election clerks per election and $95 for each supervising judge per election.  These proposed increases would be effective with the August 3, 2004 election.  Election Board Workers currently earn minimum wage ($5.15/hr.), the proposed increase would put them at approximately $6.00/hr.  Chairman Terry made a motion to approve the request as presented, effective with today’s election.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

There was discussion on the 2005 Budget.  The proposed 2005 Budget is 1 mill less than the 2004 Budget, due in part to the fact that the Law Enforcement Center debt has been paid off.  Chairman Terry made a motion to approve the publication and notice of hearing for the proposed 2005 Budget and to set the 2005 Budget Hearing for August 17 at 10:30 a.m.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

At 12:25 p.m. the Commissioners recessed and reconvened at 9:00 a.m. on August 6th in the Office of the County Clerk where they canvassed votes from the August 3rd Primary Election.  At 9:50 a.m they recessed and reconvened on August 7th at 10:30 a.m. in the City of Marquette where they took part in the parade and celebration of the 130th anniversary of Marquette’s beginning.  At 11:30 a.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