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BOARD OF McPHERSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

AUGUST 10, 2004

REGULAR MEETING

10:00 A.M.

CHILD SAFETY ORGANIZATION MEETING at LEC

12:00 NOON

MEET WITH PUBLIC WORKS at PUBLIC WORKS

1:00 P.M.

AUGUST 11, 2004

HEALTH IN OUR COMMUNITY MEETING, UPPER ROOM

7:30 A.M.

 

ALL PRESENT

 

Three items were added to the agenda as follows:  1) Request Signature on County’s Federal Expenditure Report; 2) Non-Elected Personnel - Court Trustee’s Office; 3) James Elliott, Airport Manager – Request for County Approval of Airport Grant Offer From FAA.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the agenda as amended.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

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

 

Mr. James Elliott, McPherson Airport Manager, joined the meeting at 10:00 a.m. to present the McPherson Airport Grant Offer from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for designing/constructing connecting Taxiway A-1 and rehabilitation of the northern section of Taxiway A at McPherson Airport.  The City Commission has already signed the Grant Offer.  The grant is for a maximum of $150,000 and the Airport’s share would be approximately $7,500.  The project will not be started until 2005.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to have the Chairman sign the Grant Offer as presented.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

There was discussion on the County’s policy on the sale and shooting of fireworks in the unincorporated areas of the County.  At this time the County follows the State Statute on this issue and there is no requirement for permits for selling or shooting within the County.  Comments were heard from Mary Caruthers of Mary’s Enterprises, one of the County’s largest fireworks vendors.  No action was taken at this time.  This will be discussed again at a later time.

 

Bill Heller, representing the McPherson County Employee Committee, joined the meeting at 10:30 a.m. with a request from the Committee to hold an Employee Appreciation Dinner, tentatively on October 13, 2004.  Suggested serving time would be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. to allow all employees to take their 1 hour lunch period to eat.  The Committee asked if the Commissioners would volunteer to cook hamburgers/hot dogs and possibly employees could contribute pot luck dishes.  No action was taken at this time.  Mr. Heller also updated the Commissioners on various road projects currently in progress at Public Works.

 

Dillard Webster, Emergency Management Director, joined the meeting at 10:45 a.m. and requested 10 minutes, from 10:45 to 10:55, in executive session, to include Mr. Witte, to discuss non-elected personnel.  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 10:55 a.m.  No action was taken during executive session.  Mr. Webster requested approval of a Personnel Change Notice (PCN) to hire Rhonda Hernandez as a Communications Tech (12/A) effective August 22, 2004 to fill the position that is now vacant.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the PCN as presented.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.  Mr. Webster also updated the Commissioners on the 2004 Department of Justice Grant that was discussed/approved in the June 8, 2004 Commission Meeting.

Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the Minutes of August 3, 2004 as presented.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

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

 

Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the adds and abates and landfill register of August 5, 2004.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Witte presented a Personnel Change Notice to hire Lisa Mena as Secretary/Receptionist/Clerk (6/A) in the Court Trustee Office, effective August 9, 2004.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the PCN as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Witte presented a schedule of active grant awards to be submitted to the Department of Commerce in Topeka.  The schedule is audit information for the year ended December 31, 2003 required by the State.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to have the Chairman sign the Audit Information Form as presented.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

At 11:45 a.m. the Commissioners recessed and reconvened at 12:00 p.m. at the Law Enforcement Center where they attended the Child Safety Organization Meeting.  They recessed at 1:00 p.m. and reconvened at 1:10 p.m. at Public Works where they met with Public Works Personnel for a work session.  At 4:30 p.m. they recessed and reconvened at 7:30 a.m. on August 11th at the Upper Room, 101 N. Main in McPherson for the meeting for Health of Our Community.  No action was taken during these meetings.  At 9:40 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