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BOARD OF McPHERSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

FEBRUARY 22, 2005

REGULAR MEETING

10:00 A.M.

 

FEBRUARY 24, 2005

COUNTY/AMERICAN LEGION COUNTY GOV’T DAY

9:00 A.M.

 

FEBRUARY 25, 2005

ANNUAL TOWNSHIP BOARD MEETING

9:00 A.M.

 

ALL PRESENT

 

 

Commissioner Terry 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 Terry made a motion to approve the minutes of February 14 and 15, 2005 as corrected.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

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

 

Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the adds and abates register of February 18, 2005.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Jim Novak, Community Corrections, joined the meeting at 10:10 a.m. with a Personnel Change Notice (PCN) to hire Amy Raprager as a Secretary/House Arrest Monitor (13/A State) in the Harvey County Community Corrections Office, effective February 23, 2005.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the PCN as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Witte presented two PCN’s as follows: one for end of probation (from 12/A to 12/B) effective February 27, 2005 for Rhonda Hernandez, a Communications Tech in the Emergency Management/Communications Department and one for end of probation effective March 13, 2005 for Amie Bauer, Assistant County Attorney in the County Attorney’s Office.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve both PCN’s as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Witte presented the Annual Operation/Maintenance Assurance Statement from the Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks for signature.  The County received grant funds from the State for improvements in Memorial Park and the statement assures the State that the County continues to follow the guidelines as outlined when they (the County) applied for and received the project grant funds.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to have the Chairman sign the Assurance Statement as presented.  Commissioner Terry seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Witte presented a letter of resignation from Don Howe, Trustee for the Union Township Board effective January 31, 2005.  Mr. Howe recommended Mr. Daryl Shields as his replacement.  The remaining Township Board members also gave their written approval of Mr. Shields’ appointment.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to accept Mr. Howe’s resignation and approve the recommendation of Mr. Daryl Shields as Trustee to the Union Township Board.  Commissioner Terry seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Dan Schrag, Noxious Weeds Director, joined the meeting at 10:30 a.m. with the following agenda items:

A.  Request signature on the Annual Noxious Weed Eradication Progress Report.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to sign the Annual Noxious Weed Eradication Progress Report as presented.  Commissioner Terry seconded.  All voted aye.

B.  Request to purchase Spring 2005 weed control chemicals from Quality Feed & Fertilizer and Farm Kan LLC.  Both are local vendors and were the low bidders.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the purchase as requested.  Commissioner Terry seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Dave Bohnenblust, Public Works Director, joined the meeting at 10:45 a.m. with the following agenda items:

A.  Presented a Personnel Change Notice (PCN) for end of probation (from 17/A to 17/B) for Jason Erickson, Mechanic II, effective February 27, 2005.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the PCN as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

B.  Request to purchase a new phone system for the Public Works Department.  The current system is 20 years old.  Proposals have been received from two vendors with the low bid being $9,350.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the purchase of a new phone system at a cost of no more than $9,350. Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Fern Hess, Health Department Director, joined the meeting at 11:05 a.m. to request approval to write off uncollectible debts in the amount of $1,641.42.  These individual client accounts have reflected no payment for twelve consecutive months preceding December 31, 2004.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the write off of uncollectible debts in the amount of $1,641.42 as requested.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

At 11:40 a.m. the Commissioners recessed and reconvened at 9:00 a.m. on February 24th in the 2nd Floor District Courtroom of the Courthouse for the American Legion County Government Day.  After the opening ceremonies, the Commissioners met with the various high school classes in the 3rd Floor Court Room.  At 11:10 a.m. Chairman Schroeder left and at 12:00 p.m. Commissioners Patrick and Terry recessed.  No action was taken by the Commissioners during County Government Day.  The Commissioners reconvened at 9:00 a.m. on February 25th at the Holiday Manor in McPherson where they took part in the Annual Township Meeting put on by the Public Works Department.  No action was taken by the Commissioners during the Township Meeting.  At 2:00 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