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BOARD OF McPHERSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

APRIL 5, 2005

REGULAR MEETING

10:00 A.M.

2005 PIONEER LUNCHEON – McPHERSON COLLEGE

12 NOON

 

APRIL 8, 2005

CANVASS VOTES – CLERK’S OFFICE

9:00 A.M.

ATTEND LAND AUCTION – QUIVERIA & 14TH

11:00 A.M.

 

ALL PRESENT

 

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

 

Mr. O.D. Schmidt of McPherson spoke to the Commissioners during Public Input Session at 10:00 a.m. regarding the RV dump station behind the County Extension building.  He asked why the dump station is not open year around or at least by April 1 of each year.  The Commissioners will check into the possibility of at least having it open by April 1 of each year.

 

Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the minutes of March 29, 2005 as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

John Hawk and Bill Ridge from the McPherson Area Solid Waste Utility (MASWU) joined the meeting at 10:10 a.m. with an update on the status of the ongoing Sub-Title D Landfill Project.  Mr. Hawk pointed out some of the costs of transferring trash to Saline and Reno Counties (approximately a quarter of a million dollars each year).  Mr. Ridge told the Commissioners that the project is being done in two phases; Phase I is now complete and Phase II has begun.

 

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

C.  Review fuel usage at the County pumps.  Mr. Witte reported that he could find nothing that would allow private entities to purchase fuel from the County pumps and he recommended that only vehicles with either City or County tags and City or County undercover vehicles be allowed to purchase from the County pumps.  Other individuals or entities would be required to provide proof that they are exempt from federal fuel tax.  It was a consensus of the Commission to have Mr. Bohnenblust collect fuel cards from all entities unless they provide proof of exemption from federal fuel tax and only vehicles bearing city or county tags (and/or undercover city or county vehicles) will be allowed to use fuel from the County’s fuel pumps.

A.  Request signature on Resolution 05-06 “…establishing the speed limit on a certain section of CR594 between Wells Fargo Road and Winchester Road.”  This was discussed at last week’s meeting and at that time the Commissioners asked that Mr. Bohnenblust look at the possibility of extending the reduced speed section to include the area south of Wheatridge.  With further studies, Resolution 05-06 now specifies a 40mph speed limit from approximately 2,220 feet north of the intersection of Wells Fargo Road and CR594 and extends north for a distance of approximately 1 mile and 1,300 feet.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to sign Resolution 05-06 as presented.  Commissioner Terry seconded.  Chairman Schroeder voted aye.  Commissioner Patrick voted aye.  Commissioner Terry voted aye.

B.  Request to award bids for liquid asphalt for the 2005 Roadway Program.  Bids were received from four vendors; low bids were as follows: 700,000 gal. PG64-22 from Valero Energy Corp. at $.86/gal. for a total of $602,000; 300,000 gal. CRS-1HP Chip Seal Oil from Koch at $1.109/gal. for a total of $332,700; and 30,000 gal. CSS-1H or SS-1H Tack Oil (FOB Supplier Terminal) at $.86/gal. for a total of $25,800.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the low bids as presented.  Commissioner Terry seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the adds and abates register of April 1, 2005.  Commissioner Terry seconded.  All voted aye.

 All voted aye.

 

Mr. Witte presented bids for repairing the Extension Office roof and replacing the shingles.  Bids were received from five vendors; low bid was from Ashcraft Construction, Inc. for $10,510.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the bid from Ashcraft Construction as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Witte presented Personnel Change Notices (PCN’s) for step increase/wage adjustments (from Step 6 to Step 8, Clerk to Clerk II) for one clerk in the County Clerk’s Office, two in the Register of Deeds’ Office and four in the Treasurer/MVL Office.  All are effective April 10, 2005.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the PCN’s as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Witte presented a PCN to hire Roberta Strawn as a Clerk (6/B) to fill a vacancy in the County Clerk’s Office, effective April 18, 2005.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the PCN as presented, with no wage increase at the end of probation.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

At 11:45 a.m. the Commissioners recessed and reconvened at 12 noon at the Mingenback Theater at McPherson College where they attended the 2005 Pioneer Luncheon.  No action was taken by the Commissioners during that time and at 1:30 p.m. they recessed until April 8th when they met in the County Clerk’s Office to canvass votes from the April 5th election.  After canvassing the votes the Commissioners signed the official vote canvass form, approving the election results.  No other action was taken during the vote canvass.  At 10:15 a.m. they recessed and reconvened at 11:00 a.m. at Quivira Road and 14th Ave. for a land auction at that location.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to bid $1,000.per acre for the 236 +/- acre land parcel for a total cost of $236,000 to be used for future expansion of the County Landfill.  This being the winning bid, Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve a check for $5,000 as earnest deposit for the land purchase.  Commissioner Terry seconded.  All voted aye.

 

At 12:00 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