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BOARD OF McPHERSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

 

APRIL 29, 2003

10:00 A.M.

REGULAR MEETING

ALL PRESENT

 

 

One item was added to the agenda: Letter of Support for Kansas Economic Opportunity Initiative Funds (KEOIF) – Abbott Laboratories.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the agenda as amended.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

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

 

Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the minutes of April 22, 2003 as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

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

 

Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the adds and abates register dated April 25, 2003.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Witte presented a letter to John E. Moore, Lieutenant Governor of Kansas, supporting Abbott Laboratories in their request for Kansas Economic Opportunity Initiative Funding ($100,000) for expansion of their pharmaceutical manufacturing facility located in McPherson County.  They are also requesting $340,000 in State funds for workforce training through IMPACT; of that amount $306,000 would be administered by Hutchinson Community College under State of Kansas Investment in Lifelong Learning (SKILL) and $34,000 would be covered under Major Project Investment (MPI).  The State also proposes to cover the expansion under the Kansas Enterprise Zone, making available income tax credits of $2,500 for new jobs created and to offer 10% investment tax credits under the High Performance Incentive Program.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the letter of support to the Lieutenant Governor as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Leon Hobson, Public Works Director, joined the meeting at 10:20 a.m. with the following items for approval:

A.  Request signature on the advertisement to replace the roof on the Public Works Shop Building.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the advertisement for bids as presented.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

B.   Request signature on the advertisement to replace the roof on the Public Works Office Building.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the advertisement for bids as presented.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

C.   Request signature on the advertisement for purchase of traffic paint and beads.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the advertisement for bids as presented.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

D.  Discussed options and cost estimates for the extension of approximately 1,600 feet on South Centennial south of the new Super Wal-Mart location, being planned for completion in 2004.  No action was required.

 

At 11:25 a.m. the Commissioners recessed and Commissioners Terry and Patrick reconvened at 6:30 p.m. at the Red Coach Restaurant in McPherson for a Pipeline Safety Seminar put on by The Pipeline Group of Midland Texas.  No action was taken during the seminar.  At 8:30 p.m. Commissioner Patrick made a motion to adjourn.  Chairman Terry seconded.  All voted aye.

 

 

Commission minutes taken by Irene R. Goering.

 

 

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                                                                                                                Harris G. Terry, Chairman

 

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                                                                                                                Don L. Schroeder, Vice-Chairman

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ATTEST: County Clerk                                                                       ______________________________________

Susan R. Meng                                                                                     Duane J. Patrick, Commissioner