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BOARD OF McPHERSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

JANUARY 25, 2005

REGULAR MEETING

10:00 A.M.

 

ALL PRESENT

 

Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the agenda as presented.  Commissioner Terry seconded.  All voted aye.

 

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

 

Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the minutes of January 18, 2005 as corrected.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

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

 

Dick Beasley, Community Corrections Director, joined the meeting at 10:12 a.m. with two items as follows:

A.            Request approval of the Juvenile Justice Authority (JJA) FY2006 CORE Programs Funding Application.  The programs included and grant amount are: Juvenile Intake and Assessment Program - $52,566, Juvenile Intensive Supervision Program - $150,925 and Case Management Program - $140,358 for a total of $343,849.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the JJA FY2006 CORE Programs Funding Application as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

B.            Request Approval of the JJA Juvenile Accountability Block Grant FY2005 Additional Funds Application.  The amount requested is $6,009 for the period of March 1, 2005 to July 31, 2005.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the JAB FY05 Additional Funds as requested.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the adds and abates register of January 21, 2005.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye

 

Mr. Witte presented a letter to the Kansas Department of Transportation stating the Board of McPherson County Commission’s support for the Section 5311 Federal Transit Administration grant application being submitted by the Marion/McPherson County’s Coordinated Transit District.  The two-year operation funds will allow the County’s six senior centers, nursing homes and subsidized taxi cab services for the elderly and disabled to continue the level and quality of service presently available.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to sign the letter of support as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

There was discussion on the IRS optional standard mileage rate for use of private vehicles for 2005.  As of January 1, 2005 the IRS rate is 40.5 cents per mile.  It was a consensus of the Commission to leave the County’s rate at 37.5 cents. 

 

Mr. Witte presented new contract rates (Summary of Charges) from Blue Cross/Blue Shield since the County has added the Employee +1 and Family Dental Plans.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to have the Chairman sign the Summary of Charges as presented.  Commissioner Terry seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Dave Bohnenblust, Public Works Director, joined the meeting at 10:35 a.m. with the following agenda items:

B.            Request to purchase three precast box culverts.  These would be replacement culverts and are part of the County’s bridge and box culvert replacement program.  Total cost for the three is $32,455.65 or about $11,000 per culvert.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the purchase of three precast box culverts as requested.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

A.            Request approval to start surveys, right-of-way acquisition and engineering design for the 8th Avenue road project between Inman and the Reno County line.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the request as presented.  Commissioner Terry seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Dan Schrag, Noxious Weeds Director, joined the meeting at 10:50 a.m. to request to purchase a 2005 Yamaha 450 4-wheel drive ATV with two spray tanks, spray boom, all spray accessories and a snow blade for $8,035.00 from Superior Industries of Superior, NE.  This price includes the trade in of the Weed Department’s 1990 Yamaha and spray equipment.  Other dealers contacted declined to bid.  After discussion, the Commissioners asked Mr. Schrag to call more dealers for estimates.

 

Rick Batchellor, County Appraiser, joined the meeting at 11:10 a.m. and requested fifteen minutes, from 11:10 to 11:25 a.m., in executive session to discuss non-elected personnel, and to include Mr. Witte.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to go into executive session as requested.  Commissioner Terry seconded.  All voted aye.  The Commissioners returned to open session at 11:25 a.m.  No action was taken during executive session.

 

At 11:30 a.m. bids received for Administrator and Inspector/Assessor of the HOME Grant were opened.  Bids were received from SCKEDD of Wichita, KS for both Administrator and Inspector/Assessor, from Precision Environmental Services of Wichita for Inspector/Assessor and from Reiss & Goodness Engineers of Wichita for Administrator.  The bids will be reviewed and interviews may be scheduled for next week.

 

There was discussion on a computer server for the Courthouse and desktop computers for several departments.  The current server is not large enough for storage of everything that has been added since the server was installed.  Linda Paul, Register of Deeds has agreed to pay for the new server ($10,897 including updates, licensing, etc.) from the Technology Fund and it was suggested that the respective departments pay for new PC’s and monitors from their individual 2005 budgets.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to have the departments pay for PC’s and monitors from their 2005 budgets and purchase the server from the Register of Deeds Technology Fund.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

At 12:50 p.m. Commissioner Terry made a motion to adjourn.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commission Minutes taken by Irene R. Goering.

 

Don L. Schroeder, Chairman

Duane J. Patrick, Vice-Chairman

Harris G. Terry, Commissioner

 

 

Attest:  County Clerk

Susan R. Meng