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BOARD OF McPHERSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

NOVEMBER 15, 2004

MCPHERSON COUNTY SUMMIT

1:00 – 7:00 P.M.

 

NOVEMBER 16, 2004

REGULAR MEETING

10:00 A.M.

 

ALL PRESENT

 

The Commissioners and Mr. Witte attended the McPherson County Summit held in the Upper Room Meeting Room on November 15, 2004 at 1:00 p.m.  At 5:00 p.m. Commissioner Schroeder left, at 7:00 p.m. the County Commissioners recessed and reconvened at 10:00 a.m. November 16th in the Bank of America 5th Floor Commission Room for their regular meeting.

 

One item was added to the agenda: Dave Bohnenblust, Public Works Director – Request to Advertise for Bids for 2005 Aggregates and Aggregate Hauling.  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 November 9, 2004 as presented.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

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

 

Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the adds and abates and landfill register of November 12, 2004.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Chad Bahr, Planning and Zoning Administrator, joined the meeting at 10:10 a.m. with four amendments to the Planning and Zoning Regulations as follows:

1.        2004ZRA5 pertaining to off-premise sign face sizes for sexually oriented business signs and other off-premise advertising signs in the County’s commercial districts;

2.        2004ZRA6 pertaining to the process for establishing single-wide manufactured homes in the B-2, M-1 and M-2 zoning districts;

3.        2004ZRA7 pertaining to home occupations, and

4.        2004ZRA8 pertaining to legal notification distances of property owners during the processing of zoning amendment, conditional use permit and variance and appeal cases.

Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve Resolution 04-24 “…to regulate advertising of off-premise signs”.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  Chairman Terry voted aye.  Commissioner Schroeder voted aye.  Commissioner Patrick voted aye

Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve Resolution 04-25 “…specifying permitted land use without Planning Commission and Board of County Commissioners Review in the B-2 Highway Business District, the M-1 Light Industrial District and M-2 Heavy Industrial District”.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  Chairman Terry voted aye.  Commissioner Schroeder voted aye.  Commissioner Patrick voted aye

Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve Resolution 04-26 “…to establish parameters for any land use to be legal and valid as a home occupation”.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  Chairman Terry voted aye.  Commissioner Schroeder voted aye.  Commissioner Patrick voted aye

Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve Resolution 04-27 “…to clearly and consistently explain the legal notification distance requirements of property owners for the processing of various types of public hearings such as requested zoning amendments, conditional use permits and variances”.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  Chairman Terry voted aye.  Commissioner Schroeder voted aye.  Commissioner Patrick voted aye

 

Dillard Webster, Emergency Management/Communications (EMC) Director joined the meeting at 10:40 a.m.  He invited the Commissioners, Administrator and media to the annual Table Top Discussion December 13th at 7:00 p.m.  A mock emergency situation will be staged then emergency and health personnel throughout the county will discuss solutions and/or ways of handling emergency situations.

 

Mr. Webster then requested 10 minutes, from 10:42 to 10:52 a.m. in executive session to discuss non-elected personnel in the EMC Department 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 10:52 a.m.  No action was taken during executive session.  Mr. Webster presented a Personnel Change Notice (PCN) to hire Vicki Schroeder as Administrative Secretary (12/A) in the EMC Office, effective November 22, 2004.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the PCN as presented.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Fern Hess, Health Department Director, joined the meeting at 10:55 a.m. to update the Commissioners on the on-going flu vaccine shortage.  The Health Department’s second shipment has been received and a clinic has been scheduled for November 20th for children under 2 yrs, adults over 65 and high risk patients.

 

Dave Bohnenblust, Public Works Director, joined the meeting at 11:10 a.m. to request to advertise for 2005 Aggregates and Aggregate Hauling.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to have the Chairman sign the Advertisement for Bids for 2005 Aggregates and Aggregate Hauling.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded. 

All voted aye.

 

At 11:25 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