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BOARD OF McPHERSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

SEPTEMBER 21, 2004

REGULAR MEETING

10:00 A.M.

 

ALL PRESENT

 

 

Two items were added to the agenda: 1) Request Signature on Fire District Budget; 2) Non-Elected Personnel – Administration/Finance Department.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the agenda as amended.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Dave Bohnenblust, Public Works Director, and Mr. Allan Lindfors, representing the City of Marquette, joined the meeting for Public Input Session at 10:00 a.m.  Mr. Bohnenblust introduced Mr. Lindfors who spoke to the Commissioners about Marquette’s new housing addition created on 50 acres the city purchased and divided into lots for building homes.  The land was and is being given away with stipulations for building family homes.  The city is putting a small lake in one corner of the new addition and would like to use the bridge west of Marquette, which is scheduled to be torn down, to span the lake.  The bridge was built in 1904 and has historical value to the city of Marquette.  Mr. Bohnenblust stated that the County was planning to use some of the steel from the bridge but Marquette’s plan for the historic bridge would certainly outweigh the small amount of usable steel for the County.  The Commissioners asked Mr. Lindfors and Mr. Bohnenblust to look further into the possibility of moving the bridge and keep them (the Commission) informed.

 

Mr. Bohnenblust requested 10 minutes, from 10:15 to 10:25 a.m., in executive session to discuss non-elected personnel in the Public Works Department 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 10:25 a.m.; no action was taken during executive session.  Mr. Bohnenblust presented a Personnel Change Notice (PCN) for end of probation for Keri Duree, Engineering Technician II (13/A to 13/B) effective September 12, 2004.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the PCN as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the minutes of September 14, 2004 as presented.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

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

 

Fern Hess, Health Department Director, joined the meeting at 10:37 a.m.  to request approval to participate in the Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Program through KDHE for another year, from September 1, 2004 thru August 31, 2005.  The amount of this year’s grant is $38,702.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to have the chairman sign the grant application for participation in the Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Program as requested.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Rick Batchellor, County Appraiser, joined the meeting at 10:58 a.m. to request signature on the Phase Delineation Chart.  The Phase Delineation Chart goes to the State (PVD) and is a projected time schedule of appraisals to be done in McPherson County.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to sign the Phase Delineation Chart as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the adds and abates register of September 17, 2004.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Witte presented a Notice of Transfer changing the name of Advance Insurance Company to Advance Insurance Company of Kansas.  Advance Insurance Company of Kansas is a subsidiary of Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Kansas and is the insurer for McPherson County Employees’ elective disability insurance.  This is a name change only.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to accept the transfer from Advance Insurance Company to Advance Insurance Company of Kansas.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Witte requested 5 minutes, from 11:15 to 11:20 a.m. in executive session to discuss non-elected personnel in the Administration/Finance Department.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to go into executive session as requested.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.  The Commissioners and Mr. Witte returned to open session at 11:20 a.m.  No action was taken during executive session.  Mr. Witte presented a Personnel Change Notice (PCN) for end of probation (12/A to 12/B) for Abbey Heidebrecht, Personnel Coordinator in the Administration/Finance Department, effective September 12, 2004.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the PCN as presented.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Witte reported that in his meeting with Bruce McMillan, Architect, Robert Metzker of Metzker Restorations and Lorna Nelson, Old Mill Director regarding the Smoky Valley Roller Mill window project; Mr. McMillan gave Mr. Metzker notice to proceed with the first three windows of the project.

 

Mr. Witte requested signature on the Fire District #6 (Roxbury) 2005 Budget.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to sign as requested.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

It was a consensus of the Commissioners to have the Health Department give flu shots again this year to all interested county employees with the shots being paid from respective department budgets.

 

At 11:35 a.m. Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to adjourn.  Commissioner Patrick 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