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BOARD OF McPHERSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

APRIL 19, 2005

REGULAR MEETING

10:00 A.M.

 

ALL PRESENT

 

Three items were added to the agenda: 1) Tax Credit for Mt. Hope Sanctuary; 2) Marquette Township Board Appointment; and 3) Request to Award Bid for Asphalt Compactor (10:30 Agenda Item).  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the agenda as amended.  Commissioner Terry seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the minutes of April 11 & 12, 2005 as presented.  Commissioner Terry seconded.  All voted aye.

 

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

 

Lorna Nelson, Old Mill Museum Director and Mike Crowl, Old Mill Maintenance/Exhibit Prep. joined the meeting at 10:12 a.m. with a proposal for a wooden pole type shed to be built over the log cabin on the museum grounds.  A metal carport was approved earlier, provided enough private donations could be collected to cover the cost of the project.  Since that time, an individual has offered free logs for the project and another individual, Don Howe of Howe’s Building Supplies, has offered to saw the logs at his sawmill.  This would cut the cost considerably compared to the cost of the metal carport.  Mr. Howe was in attendance and said he was confident that private donations would be forthcoming to fund the project.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to proceed with the wooden structure instead of the metal carport.  Commissioner Terry seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the adds and abates and landfill register of April 15, 2005.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Terry made a motion to have the Chairman sign a Cereal Malt Beverage License for Fleming Convenience store at 2702 US 56 Hwy in Canton Township.  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.  Request approval of the KDOT 5-Year Plan and add two more bridges to the 5-Year Plan.  Mr. Bohnenblust presented the revised plan that included the two additional bridges, both on old Hwy 81 south of Elyria.  Estimated cost of the two bridges, (#167076 and #170072) is $406,000 and $523,000 respectively with KDOT paying 80% and the County paying 20%.  Both bridges would be replaced in about 2010.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to sign the 5-Year Plan as presented, including two additional bridges.  Commissioner Terry seconded.  All voted aye.

B.  Presented Personnel Change Notices (PCN’s) for end of probation for Eric Folck, Maintenance Worker III (from 13/C to 13/D) and for Damon Kleinsorge, Maintenance Worker I (from 9/A to 9/B).  Both are effective April 24, 2005.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the PCN’s as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

C.  Request to award the bid for an 84” Vibratory Asphalt Compactor.  Four bids were received for a new or used (1,000 hours or less) compactor.  Public Works recommended accepting the bid for a used 2000 Ingersol-Rand DD130 compactor from Victor L. Phillips Company for $63,500.00 with trade-in of a 1990 CAT CB-534.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the purchase of the Ingersol-Rand from Victor L. Phillips Company as recommend by Public Works.  Commissioner Terry seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Brenda Becker, County Treasurer, joined the meeting at 10:50 a.m. with two agenda items:

A.  Presented a Personnel Change Notice (PCN) for Cassie Becker for end of probation (6/A to 6/B) effective April 24, 2005.  Ms. Becker also presented PCN’s for Gladys Brockway, Maureen Ensminger and Bonnie Stratton as Tax Season Clerks to work 20 to 40 hrs. per week through tax season.  All three are effective April 25, 2005.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve all four PCN’s as presented.  Commissioner Terry seconded.  All voted aye.

B.  Presented a proposal for new workstations for the Treasurer’s Office.  Total bid cost for the project is $14,144.25 from Kansas Correctional Industries (KCI).  The Treasurer budgeted $7,000 for the project.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the purchase of workstations for the Treasurer’s Office from KCI for an amount not to exceed $14,144.25 with $7,000 to be paid from the Treasurer’s 2005 Budget and the remainder from Capital Outlay Reserves.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye. 

 

Kim Snyder of McPherson, Co-Chairperson of Mt. Hope Sanctuary, Inc., joined the meeting at 11:05 a.m.  Mt. Hope Sanctuary offers food, shelter, counseling and training for at-risk women and children, all this is made available through grants, churches, foundations and corporate and private donations.  Ms. Snyder is requesting that the Commission sign a tax credit application; if the application is approved then contributors can receive tax credits for their donations..  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to have the Chairman sign the tax credit application as requested.  Commissioner Terry seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Witte presented a letter from the Marquette Township Board requesting that Peter Hamma be approved as the new Township Clerk to replace Gregg Hopp who resigned last year.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the appointment of Peter Hamma as Clerk of the Marquette Township Board.  Commissioner Terry seconded.  All voted aye.

 

The Commissioners recessed at 11:45 a.m. and reconvened at 12:45 p.m. in Mr. Witte’s office at the Courthouse.  Mr. Witte requested 35 minutes in executive session, from 12:45 to 1:20 p.m., to discuss non-elected personnel in the Appraiser’s Office.  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 1:20 p.m.  No action was taken during executive session. 

 

The Commissioners discussed the remodeling project at the Bank of America building.  No action was taken.  At 1:30 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