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BOARD OF McPHERSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

JUNE 7, 2005

REGULAR MEETING

10:00 A.M.

ALL PRESENT

 

One change was made to the agenda: Reschedule the 1:00 p.m. agenda item to June 13, 2005 at 6:30 p.m.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the agenda as amended.  Commissioner Patrick 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 June 7, 2005 as corrected.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

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

 

Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the adds and abates register of June 3, 2005.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

A Corporate Authorization Resolution was received from Sunflower Bank for the Section 125 (Employee Cafeteria) account.  A change in authorized signers for the account is required due to the retirement of one of the signers.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the Corporate Authorization Resolution as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Chad Bahr, Planning & Zoning Administrator, joined the meeting at 10:10 a.m. with two agenda items:

A.            A request by Ellene Peery (2005 Subdivision CUP1) for a three lot residential subdivision conditional use permit in an A-1, Agricultural Zoning District.  The Planning Board approved the request (6 to 1 in favor) with three conditions: 1) road to be maintained by applicant; 2) Road and utility easements to be shown on a last plat and 3) lots must meet 3:1 depth to width lot size ratio.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to allow the subdivision to take place with three conditions as recommended by the Planning and Zoning Board.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

B.            A request from Janet and Jeff Manor for a zoning amendment (2005ZA2) at approximately 480 Highway K-4, from an A-1 Agricultural Zoning District to a B-2 Highway Business Zoning District.  The request was not approved by the Planning & Zoning Board because, according to Planning Board Bylaws, a request requires five votes in favor to pass and the request received four votes in favor and three against.  After discussion, Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve Resolution 05-10, approving a zoning amendment from A-1 Agricultural Zoning District to B-2 Highway Business Zoning District, as presented.  Commissioner Terry seconded.  Chairman Schroeder voted aye.  Commissioner Patrick voted aye.  Commissioner Terry voted aye.

 

Dick Beasley, Community Corrections Director, joined the meeting at 10:45 a.m. with the following agenda items:

A.            Request approval of the FY2006 Juvenile Accountability Block Grant Teen Court Application.  The 2006 grant allocation will be $7,772 and requires a local match of $864.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the application as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

B.            Request signature on the FY2006 Juvenile Justice Authority (JJA) grant conditions.  The grant application has been approved by the Commissioners and a signature is now required for the grant conditions.  The Chairman signed the FY2006JJA Grant Conditions.

C.            Presented Personnel Change Notices for State Cost of Living (COLA) raises for Community Corrections employees.  All are effective June 6, 2005.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to sign the PCN’s as presented.  Commissioner Terry seconded.  All voted aye.  Mr. Beasley also presented a PCN for end of probation (18/A to 18/B) for Justin Myers, a Surveillance Officer, effective June 20, 2005. Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the PCN as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Bill Ridge, McPherson Area Solid Waste Utility General Manager, joined the meeting at 10:55 a.m. to update the Commissioners on the progress of the landfill feasibility study, specifically in regard to the viability of the land adjacent to the existing landfill that the County has a purchase option on.  Mr. Ridge introduced Mr. Jack Chappelle of Engineering Solutions & Design, Inc. who reported that tests, including soil boring indicate the land is favorable for use as a landfill.  No action was required by the Commissioners at this time. 

 

Commissioner Terry presented a card he received from the Parents Television Council (PTC) requesting a letter of support for the PTC’s “Cable Choice” campaign.  It was a consensus of the Commission to send a letter of support as requested.

 

At 11:30 a.m. Ty Kaufman, County Attorney, joined the meeting to present his 2006 Budget request.  No action was required at this time.

 

The Commissioners recessed at 11:45 a.m. and reconvened at 1:30 for 2006 Budget Requests from Dillard Webster, Emergency Management/Communications Director; Brenda Peters, Soil Conversation; and Dave Bohnenblust, Public Works Director.  No action was taken during the budget requests.

 

At 3:35 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