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BOARD OF McPHERSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

AUGUST 9, 2005

REGULAR MEETING

10:00 A.M.

ALL PRESENT

 

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

 

Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the minutes of August 2, 2005 as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Gerry Bley, Public Works Design Engineer and Bill Heller, Deputy County Surveyor, joined the meeting at 10:05 a.m. with the following agenda items:

A.  Mr. Bley presented a request to award a contract/commitment of county funds for Project 59C-3795-01, a bridge over the Smoky Hill River at the south edge of Marquette.  Low bid for the project was from King Construction Co. of Hesston, KS in the amount of $884,985.94.  The County’s 20% share plus 10% construction engineering and contingencies would be $194,862.00.  The other 80% will come from the State’s fuel tax fund.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the request as presented.  Commissioner Terry seconded.  All voted aye.

B.  Mr. Heller presented a request to approve the purchase of right-of-way on County Road 1063 on 8th Ave. from Inman City Limits south to Arapaho Road.  The right-of-way at that location is currently 66’ and is being expanded to 100’.  All but two of the landowners have agreed to the right-of-way purchase.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the purchase of right-of-way from the landowners as presented, with continued discussion with the two landowners on a settlement.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

John Klenda, County Counselor, joined the meeting at 10:30 a.m. and requested fifteen minutes, from 10:30 to 10:45 a.m., in executive session under the Attorney/Client Privilege, and to include Mr. Witte.  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.

 

Bill Ridge, General Manager of the McPherson Area Solid Waste Utility, and John Hawk, Operations Manager, joined the meeting at 10:45 a.m. to give the Commissioners an update on the Landfill Feasibility Study.  The County has options on two pieces of property adjacent to the existing landfill.  The property west of the existing landfill has been studied, soil borings have been conducted and options have been considered.  With some modifications, the land is favorable for expanding the landfill.  A walk-down has been done on the second property and nothing more will be done until clear title has been secured.

 

Fern Hess, Health Department Director, and Steve Johnson, Sanitarian joined the meeting at 11:10 a.m. to discuss the possibility of trading the department’s 1997 Chevy Cavalier for a newer sedan or mini-van.  After discussion it was a consensus of the Commissioners to have Ms. Hess and Mr. Johnson contact the area car dealers for quotes on a mini-van.

 

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

 

Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the ads and abates register of August 5, 2005.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Witte presented a revised HOME Project Administrative Plan for McPherson County.  Nine changes have been made to the plan.  After reviewing the changes, Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the changes in the HOME Project Administrative Plan for McPherson County.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

At 11:55 a.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