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BOARD OF McPHERSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

SEPTEMBER 14, 2004

REGULAR MEETING

10:00 A.M.

ALL PRESENT

 

Two items were added to the agenda: 1) Class A Club License Renewal (McPherson Country Club) and 2) Non-Elected Personnel – Sheriff’s Department.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the agenda as amended.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Dillard Webster, Emergency Management/Communications Director, spoke during Public Input session at 10:00 a.m. to tell the Commissioners about MAC (Mutual Aid Conway).   The petroleum companies in the Conway area have recently joined forces and formed a mutual aid organization known as MAC and they have included the McPherson County Emergency Management/Communications department in their group.  With the help of the County Appraiser’s Office, they have upgraded area mapping and addressing as well as key facility, equipment and pipeline locations in the Conway area.  The group meets monthly and is preparing for a positive response to any emergency situation that could affect McPherson County and/or its residents.  MAC will be meeting with the Local Emergency Preparedness Committee (LEPC) on September 20, 2004 to fill them in on what they have done and hope to do in the future.  Mr. Webster invited the Commissioners to the meeting.

 

Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the minutes of September 7, 2004 as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

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

 

Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the adds and abates and landfill.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

John Klenda, County Counselor, joined the meeting at 10:15 a.m. and requested 20 minutes, from 10:15 to 10:35 a.m., in executive session under the attorney/client privilege to discuss litigation.  He requested that Mr. Witte be included.  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 10:35 a.m.  No action was taken during executive session.  Mr. Klenda announced that Judge Weckel made a determination in the McPherson County versus The Outback Shooting Range case.  His finding was that the range was in operation before July 1, 2001 (when a legislative change basically grand fathered in all shooting ranges that were in operation as of July 1, 2001) and that the Outback Shooting Range was in compliance with general operating practices.  It was the consensus of the Commission that the issue does not support an appeal.

 

Mr. Klenda requested 10 minutes, from 10:40 to 10:50 a.m., in executive session, under the attorney/client privilege to discuss land acquisition and to include Mr. Witte.  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.

 

Mr. Witte presented a Personnel Change Notice (PCN) for the Sheriff’s Department to hire Stacey Schneider as a Correctional Officer (12/A) in that department, effective September 15, 2004.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the PCN as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Witte presented information on the South Central Kansas Regional Prosperity Committee (RPC) and the possibility of appointing someone to that group to represent McPherson County.  It was decided that Mr. Witte and Commissioner Patrick would attend their next meeting on October 15, 2004 for more information before making an appointment to the RPC.

 

Commissioner Patrick made a motion to have the Chairman sign the Class A Club License renewal for McPherson Country Club.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

At 11:08 a.m. the Commissioners recessed and reconvened at 11:15 a.m. at Public Works for a work session with Public Works personnel.  No action was taken during the work session.  At 2:00 p.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