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BOARD OF McPHERSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

AUGUST 31, 2004

REGULAR MEETING

10:00 A.M.

 

ALL PRESENT

 

One item was added to the agenda: “Sign McPherson Area Solid Waste Utility Bond Refunding Papers”.  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.

 

Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the minutes of August 24, 2004 as corrected.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the manual check and payroll.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the adds and abates and landfill register of August 27, 2004.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Witte presented Resolution 04-20, “A Resolution Authorizing the Continued Retail Liquor License to Tammy A. Peterson DBA T&L Retail Liquor”.  The original license was issued in error by the State Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC).  In order to continue operating T&L Liquor, the ABC is requiring Ms. Peterson to have a resolution adopted by the County Commissioners approving the issuance of a retail liquor license because T&L Retail Liquor is operating outside an incorporated city in a township with a population of less than 5,000 (K.S.A. 41-303 as amended in 2004).  Chairman Terry made a motion to sign Resolution 04-20 as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  Chairman Terry voted aye.  Commissioner Schroeder voted aye.  Commissioner Patrick voted aye.

 

Chad Bahr, Planning and Zoning Administrator, joined the meeting at 10:15 a.m. with a possible amendment to the County zoning regulation regarding Public Access (Article 3, Section 105 Paragraph M).  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve Resolution 04-21 “A Resolution Amending the McPherson County Zoning Regulation as Last Amended on June 1, 2004 and Effective on June 7, 2004” as presented.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  Chairman Terry voted aye.  Commissioner Schroeder voted aye.  Commissioner Patrick voted aye.

 

Danny Morris, South Central Kansas Economic Development District (SCKEDD), joined the meeting at 10:35 a.m. with the following:

B.  Requested signature on a letter to the Kansas Housing Resources Corp. stating the County’s commitment to a $30,000 cash match and agreeing to prepare sales tax exemption certificates for contractors at an estimated value of $7,400, and Resolution 04-22 stating the same.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve Resolution 04-22 “A Resolution Certifying Legal Authority to Apply for the 2004 Home Investment Partnerships Program for Homeowner Rehabilitation from the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation and Authorizing the County Commissioner Chairman to Sign and Submit such an Application” and to have the Chairman sign the letter to the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  Chairman Terry voted aye.  Commissioner Schroeder voted aye.  Commissioner Patrick voted aye.

A.  Requested signature on a letter to SCKEDD supporting SCKEDD’s application to the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) for funds to combine with the HOME grant for homeowners in McPherson County.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to have the chairman sign the letter of request to SCKEDD as presented.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.  Requested signature on a letter to SCKEDD stating that McPherson County supports SCKEDD in its application for USDA Housing Preservation Grant funds for McPherson County.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to have the Chairman sign the letter as presented.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Ty Kaufman, County Attorney, joined the meeting at 10:50 am. and requested ten minutes, from 10:50 to 11:00 a.m. in executive session to discuss non-elected personnel and to include Mr. Witte.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to go into executive session as requested.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.  The Commissioners returned to open session at 11:00 a.m.; no action was taken during executive session.  Mr. Kaufman presented a Personnel Change Notice (PCN) to hire Amie Bauer as an Assistant County Attorney, effective September 13, 2004, contingent upon her passing the bar.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the PCN as presented, contingent upon Ms. Bauer passing the bar exam.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Dave Bohnenblust, Public Works Director, joined the meeting at 11:05 a.m. with two agenda items:

A.  Requested to award the bid for a tandem axle dump truck and spreader.  Six bids were received from three vendors, Mr. Bohnenblust recommended accepting the bid from Kansas Truck Center for a 2005 Sterling Dump Truck with a Henderson Mark IXD Dump Body and Henderson FSH-1 Spreader for $115,265.00.  Mr. Bohnenblust also recommended accepting a bid offer from Reed Co., LLC to purchase the 1995 Ford LNT 8000 trade in vehicle for $15,235.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve both recommendations as presented, with the understanding that if Reed Co. LLC’s offer to purchase is no longer valid in March, 2005, (estimated delivery time of the Sterling Dump Truck), then the1995 Ford LNT 8000 will be traded in to Kansas Truck Center for $15,000.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

B.  Requested to award the bid for a distributor to apply salt brine.  Mr. Bohnenblust recommended accepting the bid from Wylie Sprayers for a Wylie W5133-16 for $8,143.74.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the purchase from Wylie Sprayers as recommended by Mr. Bohnenblust.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Witte presented the closure papers for the McPherson Area Solid Waste Utility bond refunding for signature by the Commission Chairman and County Clerk.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to have the Chairman sign the Federal Tax Certificate form, The Issuer’s Closing Certificate form and the Continuing Disclosure Instructions form as presented and to have the County Clerk sign the Federal Tax Certificate Receipt form.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

At 11:45 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