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BOARD OF McPHERSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

SEPTEMBER 28, 2004

REGULAR MEETING

10:00 A.M.

 

ALL PRESENT

 

One item was added to the agenda: Letter of Authority for Farm Service Agency (FSA).  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the agenda as amended.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

No one spoke during Public Input Session at 10:00 a.m.

 

Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the minutes of September 21, 2004 as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the payroll of October 1, 2004.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the adds and abates register of September 24, 2004.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Arnie Neufeld, Director of the McPherson County Council on Aging sent a letter informing the Commissioners of the resignation of Mr. Jim Gehring as McPherson County’s representative to the South Central Kansas Area Agency on Aging (SCKAAA) Board of Directors.  He also informed the Commissioners that in was a unanimous consensus of the McPherson County Council on Aging Board to appoint Mr. John Ward to represent McPherson County for a two year term on the SCKAAA Board of Directors beginning October 1, 2004.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to accept the resignation of Mr. Jim Gehring from the SCKAAA Board of Directors, effective September 30, 2004 and to approve the appointment of Mr. John Ward to the SCKAAA Board of Directors effective October 1, 2004.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to have the Chairman sign a letter to the Farm Service Agency (FSA) authorizing Harris Terry and/or Rick Witte to sign for the County for land behind Crestwood Cemetery that is owned by the County and being farmed by a lessee.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Dick Beasley, Community Corrections Director, joined the meeting at 10:10 a.m. to request signature on the Community Corrections Evaluation Summary Year-End Outcomes for Fiscal Year 2004.  The Evaluation Summary has already been signed by the Community Corrections Director as well as the Community Corrections Advisory Board Chairman.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to have the Chairman sign the Evaluation Summary as requested.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Dave Bohnenblust, Public Works Director, joined the meeting at 10:20 a.m. with two agenda items as follows:

A.   Request approval to select Kirkham Michael Consulting Engineers to assist in the design of a future federally funded bridge.  Bids were received from four engineering firms.  After discussion, Commissioner Patrick made a motion to accept the bid from Kirkham Michael Consulting Engineers as presented.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

B.   Requested 20 minutes, from 10:37 to 10:57 a.m., in executive session 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 10:54 a.m.  No action was taken during executive session.

Mr. Bohnenblust updated the Commissioners on various projects and a malfunction with the asphalt plant.

 

At 11:48 a.m. Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to adjourn.  Commissioner Patrick 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