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BOARD OF McPHERSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

DECEMBER 21, 2004

REGULAR MEETING

10:00 A.M.

 

ALL PRESENT

 

Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the agenda as presented.  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 December 14, 2004 as presented.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

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

 

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

 

Mr. Witte presented the 2005 Agreements as follows:  McPherson County Council on Aging, Inc. for a sum not to exceed $215,000; Multi-Community Diversified Services, Inc. for a sum not to exceed $105,600; McPherson Family Life Center, Inc, for a sum not to exceed $11,340 and Prairie View, Inc. for a sum not to exceed $146,475.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to sign the 2005 Agreements as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Rick Batchellor, County Appraiser, joined the meeting at 10:13 a.m. and requested seventeen minutes, from 10:13 to 10:30 a.m. in executive session to discuss non-elected personnel in the Appraiser’s Office, 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 10:30 a.m.  No action was taken during executive session.

 

Bill Ridge, General Manager of the McPherson Area Solid Waste Utility (MASWU) joined the meeting at 10:30 a.m. to update the Commissioners on the selection of an Engineer for the proposed Subtitle D Landfill.  Proposals were received from three engineering firms and from those three, Mr. Ridge and the MASWU Board selected Engineering Solutions and Design.  Mr. Ridge also discussed the three-phase plan that will lead up to the October deadline for actually purchasing the land (now under option) for the Subtitle D Landfill.  Mr. Ridge will keep the Commissioners informed, including dates and times on future public informational meetings to discuss the proposed Subtitle D Landfill.

 

Dave Bohnenblust, Public Works Director, joined the meeting at 10:50 a.m. with the following agenda items:

A.   Request to Award the Bid for the 2005 Aggregates & Hauling.  Bids were received from nine vendors and after reviewing the bids, Mr. Bohnenblust recommended approval as follows:  SS-3, 3x6 Rock, AS-1 Modified (all FOB Quarry) from Martin Marietta of Marion, KS with Robinson Trucking hauling;  CM-L from Buildex of Marquette, KS (FOB Quarry) with Buildex hauling; and CS-1 & 2 (FOB Quarry) from Nelson of Lebo, KS with Knight Trucking hauling.  After discussion, Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the bids as recommended by Mr. Bohnenblust.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.  Bids for SS-8, FA-Special and CM-B will be reviewed and dealt with at a later date.

B.   Request Approval of 2004-2005 Bridge Railing Removal Program (Phase II).  The removal of metal and concrete bridge railings has gone faster than expected so Mr. Bohnenblust requested to proceed with Phase II of the project.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to proceed with Phase II of the bridge railing project as requested.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

C.  Presented Resolution 04-30, “A Resolution Changing the Speed Limit on a Section of County Road 6504 Between CR 1065 and CR 6104 and County Road 1065 Between CR 6504 and CR 319 in McPherson Township”.  These are the county roads that approach the new city roundabout, and require speed limit signs of 35 mph and Reduced Speed Ahead signs leading to the roundabout intersection.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to sign Resolution 04-30 as presented.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  Chairman Terry voted aye.  Commissioner Schroeder voted aye.  Commissioner Patrick voted aye.

 

Commissioner Patrick made a motion to have the Chairman sign the 2005 Cereal Malt Beverage License renewal for Prime Time Store #121 in Superior Township.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to have the Chairman sign the Notice to Township Clerk Cereal Malt Beverage License for Lindsborg Golf Club in Smoky Hill Township.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

At 11:25 the Commissioners and Mr. Witte held a work session on the HOME Grant.  No action was taken during that time.  At 12:05 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