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BOARD OF McPHERSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

APRIL 26, 2005

REGULAR MEETING

10:00 A.M.

EXECUTIVE SESSION – NON-ELECTED PERSONNEL

1:00 P.M.

 

ALL PRESENT

 

Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the agenda as presented.  Commissioner Patrick 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 19, 2005 as presented.  Commissioner Terry seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the adds and abates register of April 22, 2005.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

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

 

Mr. Witte presented Resolution 05-08, “A Resolution Amending Resolution 05-02 Granting Economic Development Tax Incentives to Ferguson Production, Inc.”  The Board of Tax Appeals required two changes to the original resolution and those changes were added and/or changed in Resolution 05-08.  The changes are as follows: 1) added a paragraph stating that the Board of McPherson County Commissioners has made a factual determination that the building, improvements and equipment exclusive use is for the purpose of manufacturing articles of commerce and 2) changed the effective date for tax incentives to January 1, 2005.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to sign Resolution 05-08 amending Resolution 05-02.  Commissioner Terry seconded. Chairman Schroeder voted aye.  Commissioner Patrick voted aye.  Commissioner Terry voted aye.

 

Dick Beasley, Community Corrections Director, joined the meeting at 10:15 a.m. with two agenda items.

A.  Request signature on the FY 2006 KDOC Adult Comprehensive Plan.  The Community Corrections Advisory Board and the Board of Harvey County Commissioners have approved the Plan.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the FY 2006 KDOC Adult Comprehensive Plan as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

B.  Presented the Juvenile Justice Authority (JJA) Adjusted Budget Summary for FY 2005.  The JJA Budget was adjusted to show unexpended funds ($707.65) being used to upgrade the current computer workstation serving the Truancy Program.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to have the Chairman sign the Adjusted Budget Summary for FY 2006 as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Dave Bohnenblust, Public Works Director, joined the meeting at 10:25 a.m. with the following agenda items:

A.  Request signature on the Advertisement for Bids for the purchase of traffic paint and beads.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to have the Chairman sign the Advertisement for Bids as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.

B.  Request approval to sell the County’s old laydown machine (paver) to Reed Company, LLC.  Reed Company was high bidder at $6,200.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the request to sell the 1994 Leeboy Paver for $6,200 to Reed Company LLC.  Commissioner Terry seconded.  All voted aye.

C.  Mr. Bohnenblust reviewed the 2004 Gas Contract.  By entering into a two year fixed price contract, the County has saved $17,900 this year and can expect even greater savings next year.  The contract will expire in October of 2005.  No action was required at this time.

D.  Presented Personnel Change Notices (PCN’s) to hire Timothy Kliewer and Evan Whitehill as Summer Engineering Techs (6/A) effective May 15, 2005 and May 23, 2005 respectively; hire Jon Ducimetiere as a Temporary Full-Time Maintenance Worker I (9/A) effective May 2, 2005; hire Derek Case as a Summer Maintenance Worker I (6/A) effective May 2, 2005; and promote David Dirks from a Maintenance Worker III to a Maintenance Worker IV (13/G to 15/F) effective May 8, 2005.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the five PCN’s as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Dillard Webster, Emergency Management/Communications Director, joined the meeting at 10:50 a.m. to present the proposed mutual aid agreement for fire control on the Smoky Hill Bombing Range along the northwest edge of the County.  Marquette and Lindsborg Fire Departments would be the most commonly requested and Mr. Webster has mailed copies of the agreement to them.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the agreement and to have the EMC Director review the agreement annually with the Air National Guard Commander.  Commissioner Terry seconded.  All voted aye.  Mr. Webster talked to the Commissioners about the status of the Department of Justice Grant.  The grant is being used to update the countywide communications system for all emergency entities in the county.

 

There was brief discussion on information Commissioner Patrick received from NACo regarding a discount drug card program.  The drug cards would be available to anyone in the County who does not have other insurance to cover prescription drugs.  The card would be used like an insurance card when purchasing drugs and, on average, would give users a 20% discount on their prescription drugs.  No action was taken at this time; Mr. Witte will follow up on the program.

 

At 11:30 the Commissioners recessed and reconvened in executive session at 1:00 p.m. for a job interview with an applicant for the County Appraiser position.  At 2:15 p.m. the Commissioners returned to open session.  No action was taken during executive session.  At 2:45 p.m. Commissioner Patrick made a motion to adjourn.  Commissioner Terry seconded.  All voted aye.

 

The Commissioners attended an open house for Sid and Nola Unruh, retiring county employees, on Friday, April 29, 2005 at Public Works. 

 

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