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BOARD OF McPHERSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

August 17, 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.
No one spoke for Public Input Session at 10:00 a.m.

Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the minutes of August 10 & 11, 2004 as presented.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the payroll for August 20, 2004.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the adds and abates register of August 13, 2004.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

Dick Beasley, Community Corrections Director, joined the meeting at 10:07 a.m. to request approval of a Personnel Change Notice (PCN) to hire Mitchell Terrell as an Intensive Supervision Officer I (22/B State), effective August 23, 2004.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the PCN as presented.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

Mr. Witte presented the Certification of KAC Voting Delegate for the 29th annual KAC conference to be held in November of this year.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to appoint Chairman Terry as the McPherson County Delegate.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  Commissioners Patrick and Schroeder voted aye.  Chairman Terry abstained.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to appoint Commissioner Patrick as 1st Alternate Delegate.  Chairman Terry seconded.  Commissioners Schroeder and Terry voted aye.  Commissioner Patrick abstained.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to appoint Commissioner Schroeder as 2nd Alternate Delegate.  Commissioner Terry seconded.  Commissioners Patrick and Terry voted aye.  Commissioner Schroeder abstained.

Mr. Witte presented a letter from Kansas County Commissioners Association (KCCA) with a legislative policy statement and proposed resolution for an amendment to the Kansas Association of Counties (KAC) bylaws, the purpose of which is to create a Legislative Policy Committee and to establish its purpose and membership.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve Resolution 04-17, “A Resolution Petitioning the Kansas Association of Counties for an Amendment to its Bylaws, Creating a Legislative Policy Committee and Establishing the Purpose and Membership Thereof”.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  Chairman Terry voted aye.  Commissioner Schroeder voted aye.  Commissioner Patrick voted aye.

Mr. Witte also presented a letter from the South Central Kansas Economic Development District, (SCKEDD) regarding an increase in SCKEDD dues from $.10 to $.15 per-capita for each county.  This would mean an increase for McPherson County of $1,477.70 per year making the County’s annual dues $4,433.10.  SCKEDD has not increased its dues since July 1982.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the increase in dues as proposed.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

The Public Hearing on the 2005 Budget was held at 10:30 a.m.  Mr. Witte reviewed the proposed budget with the Commissioners and, after brief discussion, Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the 2005 Budget as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

There was discussion on the possibility of requiring permits for the sale of fireworks in the County.  It was a consensus of the Commissioners that at this time there was no need for requiring permits.  If problems should come up they will look at this issue again.

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