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BOARD OF McPHERSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

JUNE 13, 2005

BUDGET HEARINGS

5:00 P.M.

JUNE 14, 2005

REGULAR MEETING

10:00 A.M.

WORK SESSION w/PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR

11:50 A.M.

BUDGET HEARINGS

1:00 P.M.

 

ALL PRESENT

 

 

The Commissioners met at 5:00 p.m. on June 13, 2005 in the Commission Room in the Bank of America Building and heard budget requests from MCDS, Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence, Council on Aging and Old Mill/Museum.  No action was taken during the budget requests.  At 7:20 p.m. the Commissioners recessed and reconvened at 10:00 a.m. on June 14, 2005 in the Commission Room in the Bank of America Building for their regular weekly meeting.

 

There were two amendments to the agenda: 1) add NACo Ballot to Vote for Kansas Representative on the NACo Board and, 2) Change Location of 11:15 Work Session from Public Works to the Pear Tree Restaurant.  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 Patrick made a motion to approve the minutes of June 7, 2005 as corrected.  Commissioner Terry seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the checks and claims.  Commissioner Terry seconded. 

All voted aye.

 

Dan Schrag, Noxious Weeds Director, joined the meeting at 10:10 a.m. to request signature on the Annual Noxious Weed Management Plan for 2006.  After discussion, Commissioner Terry made a motion to sign the Annual Noxious Weed Management Plan for 2006.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

John Klenda, County Counselor, joined the meeting at 10:25 a.m. and requested twenty minutes, from 10:25 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., in executive session to discuss potential litigation.  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 10:45 a.m.  No action was taken during executive session.

 

Dave Bohnenblust, Public Works Director, joined the meeting at 10:45 with the following items:

A.            Request approval to join KDOT’s State funded railroad crossing safety program.  KDOT plans to upgrade crossbuck signs, advance warning signs and pavement marking at non-signaled crossings on US56 Hwy.  There is no cost to the county except for future maintenance.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to have the Chairman sign the KDOT Agreement as presented.  Commissioner Terry seconded.  All voted aye.

D.            Richard Nelson, Road & Bridge Supervisor, presented a request to award the bid for a 90HP tractor, with or without 4-Wheel Drive, a 15ft. mower and a flex arm.  Five bids were received from two vendors and, after lengthy discussion, Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the bid from Sellers Equipment Co. for a 4-Weel Drive Kubota M105XDTC Tractor for $39,864 and a Schulte XH1500 Mower without flex arm for $15,280 for a total of $55,144.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

B.            Request approval of a Proposal for Construction Engineering Services that would allow qualified County staff (Local Public Authority) to perform the on-site inspection, testing, contract administration and possible surveying on the federally funded bridge in McPherson County (Bridge 050260 located 1 tenth of a mile south of Marquette).  By having qualified County staff do the inspection the County will be refunded 80% of the inspection costs; project inspection not to exceed $39,384.50.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to sign the Proposal for Construction Engineering Services as presented.  Commissioner Terry seconded.  All voted aye.

C.            Request to advertise to fill a vacancy for a project engineer.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve to advertise as requested.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the abatement and landfill register dated June 10, 2005.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

A letter was received from the McPherson County Rural Fire District #2 requesting approval to appoint Max Buffington to the Fire District Board to fill a vacancy on that Board.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the appointment as requested.  Commissioner Terry seconded.  All voted aye.

 

A ballot was received from the National Association of Counties (NACo) for the Commissioners to vote for a Kansas representative on the NACo Board.  The position is a 2-year position and begins September 1, 2005 and ends August 31, 2007.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to vote for Mr. Steve Garten of Barber County.  Commissioner Terry seconded.  All voted aye.

 

The Commissioners recessed at 11:40 a.m. and reconvened at 11:50 at the Pear Tree Restaurant where they met with Mr. Bohnenblust, Public Works Director, for a lunch work session.  No action was taken during the work session.  At 12:55 p.m. the Commissioners recessed and reconvened at 1:00 p.m. in the Commission Room in the Bank of America Building where they heard budget requests from MCKIDS, County Extension, Family Life, County Sheriff and the County Treasurer.  No action was taken during the budget hearings.  At 2:50 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