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BOARD OF McPHERSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

MARCH 08, 2005

REGULAR MEETING

10:00 A.M. WORK SESSION AT PUBLIC WORKS

1:00 A.M.

 

 

ALL PRESENT

 

The following was added to the agenda: 1) Approve/Sign Official Vote Canvass.  Commissioner Terry 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 Terry made a motion to approve the minutes of March 1, 2005 as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

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

 

Fern Hess, County Health Department Director, joined the meeting at 10:10 a.m. to request approval of the KDHE 2006 Grant Applications.  Grant programs included and requested amounts are: State Formula - $21,803; Maternal and Child Health - $38,174; Family Planning - $51,036; HIV Counseling/Testing - $1,800; and Immunization Action Program - $6,000 for a total of $118,813.  Historically the Health Department receives about 20% less than requested.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the grant application as presented.  Commissioner Terry seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Witte presented a Personnel Change Notice (PCN) for Clifford Bailey for a promotion from Correctional Officer to Sgt. Correctional Officer (12/D to 14/C) in the Sheriff’s Department, effective March 2, 2005.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the PCN as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Witte also presented a PCN for Stacey Schneider, Correctional Officer in the Sheriff’s Department that was approved at last week’s meeting.  The PCN read as a step increase and should have been end of probation.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to have the Chairman initial the correction made to the PCN.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Dave Bohnenblust, Public Works Director, joined the meeting at 10:30 a.m. with the following agenda items:

A.   Presented PCN’s for end of probation (11/B to 11/C) for two Maintenance Worker II’s, Dwight Koehn and Jerry Love, effective March 13, 2005.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve both PCN’s as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

B.   Request approval to advertise for bids for 2005 Roadway Maintenance Materials (asphalt oils).  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the request to advertise for bids as presented.  Commissioner Terry seconded.  All voted aye.

 

There was discussion on the HOME Grant Project.  Mr. Witte presented a draft of a “HOME Program Information Release” to be submitted to senior centers, real estate offices, Chamber of Commerce Offices, financial institutions, cities, newspapers and radio stations in the area.  He also presented an Authorized Signature Designation Form from the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) HOME Investment Partnerships Program to be signed by three persons authorized to sign requests or reports submitted to KHRC relative to the HOME Program.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to authorize Rick Witte, Don Schroeder and Harris Terry to sign requests and/or reports submitted to KHRC relative to the HOME Program Grant.  Commissioner Terry seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Rick Batchellor, County Appraiser, joined the meeting at 10:55 a.m. and requested 15 minutes, from 10:55 to 11:10 a.m., in executive session to discuss non-elected personnel in the Appraiser’s Office, and to include Mr. Witte.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to go into executive session as requested.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.  The Commissioners returned to open session at 11:10 a.m., no action was taken during executive session. 

 

Jim Novak, representing Dick Beasley, Community Corrections Director, joined the meeting at 11:10 a.m. to request signature on the FFY2002 Juvenile Accountability Block Grant (JABG) documents.  This was approved at the January 25, 2005 meeting.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to have the Chairman sign the grant award documents as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Witte presented five MCKIDS contracts for signature.  Chairman Schroeder made a motion to have Commissioner Terry sign the MCKIDS contracts as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Terry made a motion to sign the Official Canvass of votes cast at the March 1, 2005 Primary election.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

At 12:05 p.m. the Commissioners recessed and reconvened at 1:00 p.m. at Public Works where they met with Public Works personnel for a work session.  At 5:30.p.m. Commissioner Terry made a motion to adjourn.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.  No action was taken by the Commissioners during the work session.

 

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