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BOARD OF McPHERSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

OCTOBER 12, 2004

REGULAR MEETING

10:00 A.M.

 

ALL PRESENT

 

The following additions were made to the agenda: 1) add Quit Claim Deed for Crestwood Cemetery Space, 2) under the 10:20 a.m. Agenda Item add Request to Add Real Estate Tax Module to Web Page.  The following deletion and/or changes were made: 1) delete 10:10 a.m. Agenda Item and add to next week’s agenda, 2) delete 11:10 a.m. Agenda Item and add to next week’s agenda, 3) delete 10:50 a.m. agenda item and move to 10:10 a.m., Mr. Witte will present.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the agenda as amended.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

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

 

Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the minutes of October 5, 2004 as presented.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the payroll for October 15, 2004.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the adds and abates register of October 6, 2004.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Witte presented the Kansas Emergency Management 2005 Cooperative Agreement Program Submission.  Failure to complete and submit the agreement would result in suspension of federal and state funds for McPherson County’s Emergency Management Department.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to have the Chairman sign the Agreement as presented.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Witte presented the revised “Federal Aid Agreement” to Let Five-Year Plan Projects. This agreement will replace the “Secondary Road” and the “Off-System Roads” agreements that contain obsolete language and procedures that need to be revised.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to sign the Federal Aid Agreement as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Fern Hess, Health Department Director, joined the meeting at 10:10 a.m. to request approval of the bad debt list in the amount of $1,233.96.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the bad debt write off as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.  Ms. Hess also updated the Commission on the flu shot shortage.  At this time shots will be given only to young children, persons over 65 and persons with high-risk health problems. 

 

Brenda Becker, County Treasurer, joined the meeting at 10:28 a.m. with the following requests:

A.   Presented Personnel Change Notices (PCN’s) to hire Vera Schra, Maureen Ensminger, Gladys Brockway and Bonnie Stratton to work from 20 to 40 hours per week as Clerks during the tax season.  All would begin November 1, 2004.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the PCN’s as presented.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.  Ms. Becker also presented a PCN to hire Cassie Becker as a full time Clerk (6/A) effective October 18, 2004.  She will replace Beverly Donham who will be retiring October 29, 2004.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the PCN as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

B.   Requested to add a real estate tax module to the County’s current website.  This would enable taxpayers to go online to see what their taxes are and what has or has not been paid.  The cost would be $3,600 for Komtek (the County’s current software provider) to provide information to the County’s computer maintenance person and his time to load the information.  This will be added to next week’s agenda.  No action was taken at this time.

 

Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to sign a Quit Claim Deed for lot space in Crestwood Cemetery.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Witte presented the new rates from Blue Cross/Blue Shield for the County health insurance plan.  The overall average increase is 2.24% and Mr. Witte recommended an increase on the County’s side of $4.00, $15.00 and $30.00 for Single, Employee + 1 and Family respectively and an increase on the Employee side of $5.00, $10.00 and $15.00 respectively.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the recommended rates as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

At 11:30 a.m. the Commissioners recessed and reconvened at Public Works for a work session, at 1:00 p.m. they went to NCRA (Refinery) for a tour then returned to Public Works where they continued their work session with the Public Works Director.  At 4:00 p.m. the Commissioners recessed and they reconvened at 11:00 a.m. on October 13th at the Courthouse where they cooked hamburgers and hot dogs for a county employee appreciation lunch for all county employees.  At 1:45.p.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