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BOARD OF McPHERSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

APRIL 11, 2005

EXTENSION COUNCIL MEETING – EXTENSION BUILDING

5:30 P.M.

COMMISSIONERS PATRICK AND TERRY PRESENT

 

APRIL 12, 2005

REGULAR MEETING

10:00 A.M.

WORK SESSION AT PUBLIC WORKS

1:00 P.M.

ALL PRESENT

 

Commissioners Patrick and Terry and Mr. Witte attended the Extension Council Meeting on April 11, 2005 at 5:30 p.m.  The Commissioners took no action during that time.  At 7:30 p.m. the Commissioners recessed and reconvened on April 12 at 10:00 a.m. in the Commission Meeting Room on the 5th Floor of the Bank of America Building for their regular weekly meeting.

 

One item was added to the agenda: Sign Addendum to SBC Plexar Agreement – Adding Sheriff & EMC Offices at LEC.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the agenda as amended.  Commissioner Terry seconded.  All voted aye.

 

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

 

Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the minutes of April 5, 2005 as corrected.  Commissioner Terry seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the checks and claims and the payroll for April 15, 2005.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Dave Bohnenblust, Public Works Director, joined the meeting at 10:10 a.m. for a public hearing on the Public Works Road & Bridge 5-Year Construction Plan. There was no public input regarding the Road & Bridge 5-Year Plan.  Mr. Bohnenblust discussed the 5-year plan with the Commissioners, no action was required by the Commissioners at this time.

 

At 10:20 a.m. Mr. Bohnenblust presented the following agenda items:

B.   Request signature on the contracts for Project 2005-1, Six Reinforced Concrete Box Culverts for $264,744.  The contract was awarded to Turnkey Inc. at the March 15, 2005 Commission Meeting.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to sign the contracts as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

C.   Presented a Personnel Change Notice (PCN) for a step increase/wage adjustment for Tammy Law from Clerk I to Clerk II (6/E to 8/D) effective April 10, 2005.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the PCN as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

A.   Pat Wachtel, Public Works Engineer Tech, presented the 2004 Annual Report as required by Kansas State Statutes.  After a review of the report by Ms Wachtel, Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the 2004 Annual Report as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Lorna Nelson, Old Mill Museum Director, joined the meeting at 10:50 a.m. to request approval of a bid proposal for replacing the roof on the Old Mill/Museum.  One bid was received; it came from D&D Supply of Salina, KS in the amount of $3,400.00 for a cloth/rubber roof.  A 10% discount will be given if they can do the work during the month April (before their busy season begins).  Funds are available in the 2005 Old Mill Budget.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the proposal from D&D Supply as presented.  Commissioner Terry seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Witte presented Resolution No. 05-07, “A Resolution Authorizing the Purchase of Certain Real Estate for the Development, Operation and Use of a Landfill”.  On April 8, 2005 the Commissioners and Mr. Witte attended a land auction at Quiveria and 14th Ave.  At that time the Commissioners voted to bid $1,000/acre for the 236+/- acres at that location and, that being the winning bid, a check for $5,000 earnest deposit was issued to the McPherson County Abstract & Title Co., Inc.  All three Commissioners signed the purchase agreement for a total price of $236,000 to close after a clear title is obtained.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to sign Resolution #05-07 as presented.  Commissioner Terry seconded.  Chairman Schroeder voted aye.  Commissioner Patrick voted aye.  Commissioner Terry voted aye.

 

Mr. Witte presented an addendum to the SBC Plexar Customer Service Agreement to add the County’s Sheriff and Emergency Management Offices at the Law Enforcement Center to the County’s Plexar phone system.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to sign the addendum to the SBC Plexar Customer Service Agreement as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Witte updated the Commissioners on the RV dump station behind the County Extension building.  A question was raised at last week’s meeting during Public Input Session by a citizen as to why the dump station is not opened earlier than April 15 or even left open all year.  Water pipes to the dump station are connected to the 4-H Building outside faucets; if these pipes were to be opened up before the last freeze of the season, the water pipes to the 4-H Grounds faucets (being above ground) would probably freeze and cause extensive damage.

 

Mr. Witte presented Personnel Change Notices (PCN’s) for Robyn Pearcy for a job sharing position between the MVL Office and the Admin/FM Office.  She will work four hours as a MVL Clerk (8/G) in the Motor Vehicle Office and four hours as an Accountant I (10/B) in the Admin/FM Office effective April 10, 2005.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve both PCN’s as presented, leaving the option for wage adjustment at the end of a six-month probation period in the Admin/FM position.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Witte presented PCN’s from the Health Department for step increase/wage adjustments for Karen Clark and Sarah Holm from Receptionist/Secretary I’s (6/D) to Receptionist/Secretary II’s (8/C) effective April 10, 2005.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the PCN’s as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

At 11:45 a.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 4:15 p.m. Commissioner Patrick made a motion to adjourn.  Commissioner Terry 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