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BOARD OF McPHERSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

MAY 9, 2005

MCSBDA MEETING at TORTILLA KING INC, MOUNDRIDGE

6:00 P.M.

MAY 10, 2005

REGULAR MEETING

10:00 A.M.

ALL LPRESENT

 

MAY 11, 2005

KCCA ANNUAL CONFERENCE, TOPEKA

COMMISSIONERS TERRY & PATRICK PRESENT

 

MAY 13, 2005

ALL SCHOOLS DAY PARADE

10:00 A.M.

ALL PRESENT

 

At 6:00 p.m. on May 9, 2005 the Commissioners met at the Tortilla King, Inc. plant in Moundridge, KS for a tour and history of the growing business.  The tour was sponsored by McPherson County Small Business Development Association (MCSBDA).  No action was taken by the Commissioners during that time.  At 7:30 p.m. the Commissioners recessed and reconvened at 10:00 a.m. on May 10, 2005 for their regular meeting.

 

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

 

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

 

Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the minutes of May 3, 2005 as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the payroll of May 13, 2005.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the adds and abates and landfill register dated May 6, 2005.  Commissioner Terry seconded.  All voted aye.

 

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

C.  Request to use Diamond Surface, Inc. to diamond grind approximately 2,500 feet of concrete highway on CR2043 south of Elyria for no more than $15,000.  The concrete road surface is rough from the milling and diamond grinding will smooth it out.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the request to use Diamond Surface, Inc. as requested.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

A.  Request to advertise for bids for a 15-foot mower and 90 hp tractor.  No action was taken at this time.

B.  Request to purchase a used pickup to tow behind the motor grader for use by the motor grader operator and to transport workers to and from jobsites.  The pickup currently being used is 19 years old and has 175,000 miles.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to have Mr. Bohnenblust look for a pickup for under $12,000.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Witte presented three Personnel Change Notices (PCN’s) for the Sheriff’s Department as follows:  1) hire Katherine Gossman as a Correctional Officer (12/A) effective May 11, 2005; 2) end of probation for Greta Bicket, Asst. Part-Time Cook (5/D to 5/E) effective May 8, 2005 and 3) end of probation for Christopher O’Cain, Temp/Full-Time Correctional Officer (12/A to 12/B).  Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve all three PCN’s as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Patrick made a motion to have the Chairman sign four MCKIDS contracts. Commissioner Terry seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Witte presented a lease agreement for room rent for the law library, which is located in the basement of the Bremyer & Wise Building.  The County Counselor, John Klenda, has reviewed the contract and recommended no changes.  The lease runs from March 1, 2005 thru February 28, 2006; rent is $350/month.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to have the Chairman sign the lease agreement with Bremyer & Wise for law library room rent as presented.  Commissioner Terry seconded.  All voted aye.

 

At 11:05 a.m. Mr. Witte requested 20 minutes, from 11:05 to 11:25 a.m. in executive session to discuss non-elected personnel in the Appraiser’s Office.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to go into executive session as requested.  Commissioner Terry seconded.  All voted aye.  The Commissioners returned to open session at 11:25 a.m.  No action was taken during executive session. 

 

There was discussion on the 2006 Budget.  No action was taken at this time.  At 11:45 a.m. the Commissioners recessed and reconvened at 12:45 p.m. when they met with Dr. John Leatherman, Associate Professor/Director of the Department of Agricultural Economics.  Dr. Leatherman reviewed with the Commissioners the “Report on Fiscal Conditions & Trends in McPherson County”.

 

At 2:00 p.m. the Commissioners recessed and reconvened May 11th for the Kansas County Commissioners Association (KCCA) Annual Conference in Topeka, KS.  On May 12th at 5:15 p.m. the Commissioners recessed and reconvened at 10:00 a.m. on May 13, 2005 for the All Schools Day Parade.  At 12 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