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BOARD OF McPHERSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

AUGUST 24, 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 17, 2004 as presented.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

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

 

Dick Beasley, Community Corrections Director, joined the meeting at 10:10 a.m. to request signature on the FY 2005 Carryover Reimbursement Plan Budget Summary for FY 2004 carryover funds in the amount of $66,052.31.  These are funds over and above the annual State budgeted funds, primarily from offender payments for testing and/or supervision costs.  The FY 2005 Carryover Reimbursement Plan Budget Summary for FY 2004 to be submitted to the State, proposes these carryover funds go to supplement Administration Costs, Adult Intensive Supervision Services costs, and Adult Residential Services costs.  The Community Corrections Advisory Board has approved the FY 2005 Reimbursement Plan Budget Summary.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the FY2005 Carryover Reimbursement Plan Budget Summary for FY 2004 as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Witte requested signature on budget certification forms for the McPherson County Extension Council, McPherson County Conservation District and McPherson County District Court Trustee.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to have the Chairman sign the budget forms as presented.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

After discussion, Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve Resolution 04-18, the 2005 Holiday Schedule, as presented.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  Chairman Terry voted aye.  Commissioner Schroeder voted aye.  Commissioner Patrick voted aye.

 

Dave Bohnenblust, Public Works Director, joined the meeting at 10:25 a.m. and updated the Commissioners on various Public Works Projects.  He then presented the following agenda items as follows:

B.  Request signature on agreements to allow KDOT to contract for the annual inspection on the pin & hanger bridge located at the south edge of Marquette.  Each year KDOT hires a consultant to perform inspections on all bridges of this type in the State.  There is an 80/20 match, which would amount to approximately $900 for McPherson County.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the request as presented.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

A.  Requested 15 minutes, from 10:35 to 10:50 a.m., in executive session with the Commissioners, and to include Mr. Witte, to discuss non-elected personnel in the Public Works Department.  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 10:50 a.m.  No action was taken during executive session.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to promote Jason Erickson from Mechanic I to Mechanic II (14/B to 17/A) effective August 29, 2004.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Lorna Nelson, Old Mill Museum Director, joined the meeting at 10:55 a.m. with two copies of the Owner/Contractor Agreement from Bruce McMillian, Architects for the window repair project on the Smoky Valley Roller Mill.  The contracts have been signed by Donna Metzker, President of Metzker Restorations, LLC. who will be doing the first three windows (#8,14 and 20) of the restoration project, at a cost of $1,250 per window.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to have the Chairman sign the Owner Contract Agreements as presented.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Pat Hinojos of Stifel, Nicolaus and Co., Inc. and Phil Lacey, Bond Counselor of Gillmore & Bell joined the meeting at 10:05 a.m. with information on the McPherson County Solid Waste Utility Debt Refunding.  They have obtained a rate reduction from 5.11% to 3.65%.  This represents a savings of $200,528.12 over the life of the bonds.  Mr. Lacey presented Resolution 04-19, verify the County’s intent to purchase bonds at that rate.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to sign Resolution 04-19 as presented.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded. Chairman Terry voted aye.  Commissioner Schroeder voted aye.  Commissioner Patrick voted aye.

 

Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the abate and landfill register dated August 20, 2004.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Danny Morris, South Central Kansas Economic Development District (SCKEDD), joined the meeting at 10:30 a.m. with a draft resolution for application for the Kansas 2004 Home Investment Partnership Program for Homeowner Rehabilitation grant from the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation and authorizing the Chairman to sign and submit the application.  He also presented a draft copy of a letter to the executive director of SCKEDD in support of SCKEDD’s application to the Federal Home Loan Bank for funds to combine with the HOME grant for homeowners in McPherson County and stating the County’s intent to apply for the grant.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the letter.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.  Mr. Morris also presented a draft copy of the proposed “Home Project Administrative Plan” and “Homeowner Rehabilitation” information.  If approved, McPherson County could receive up to $300,000 to be used by homeowner for rehabilitation of low and middle income family homes, with a 10% match ($30,000) required by the County.  The homeowners and/or their home would have to meet various criteria such as income, type of rehabilitation needed, etc.   Mr. Morris will return to the Commission Meeting next week with finalized copies of the information covered at this week’s meeting.

 

At 12:50 p.m. Commissioner Patrick made a motion to adjourn.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commission Minutes taken by Irene R. Goering.

 

 

 

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Harris G. Terry, Chairman

 

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Don L. Schroeder, Vice-Chairman

 

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Duane J. Patrick, Commissioner

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Attest:  County Clerk

Susan R. Meng