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BOARD OF McPHERSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

AUGUST 23, 2005

REGULAR MEETING

10:00 A.M.

ALL PRESENT

 

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

 

Several people were in attendance and spoke to the Commissioners regarding the Wind Turbine Issue.  Chairman Schroeder allowed 30 minutes for public input in order to allow people from both sides of the issue to be heard.  Duane Theil from Bonneville Township, representing the Eagle Rock Landowners Association, spoke regarding the monetary advantages of wind turbines as well as the advantages to the environment.  Eileen Patrick from Bonneville Township spoke of going to both Montezuma (Gray County) Kansas and Woodward, Oklahoma to view wind turbines there and visit with landowners in both places.  They found there was no change in property values and few complaints.  Larry Weibert from Bonneville Township spoke briefly and asked who benefits from the turbines; will the lights on the turbines be a problem?  Julie Young and Deb Colle both spoke against wind turbines

 

Dick Beasley, Community Corrections Director, joined the meeting at 10:30 a.m. with the following agenda items:

A.  Presented a Personnel Change Notice (PCN) for end of probation (from 13/A to 13/B State) for Amy Raprager, Secretary/House Arrest Monitor in the Newton Office, effective August 29, 2005.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the PCN as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

B.  Presented the FY2006 Carryover Reimbursement Plan Budget Summary and Narrative for approval.  The total budget amount is $83,024.27.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the FY2006 Carryover Reimbursement Plan Budget Summary and Narrative as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.   All voted aye.

C.  Request approval to adjust the Kansas Community Corrections Act FY2005 Quarterly Summary Budget Report in the amount of $8,607.  The Community Corrections Advisory Board has approved the Budget Adjustments.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the request as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Dave Bohnenblust, Public Works Director, joined the meeting at 10:35 a.m. with the following agenda items:

A.  Request to advertise for bids for a 2005 crack filling hot pot to replace an outdated 1991 model.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the request to advertise for bids as presented.  Commissioner Terry seconded.  All voted aye.

B.  Requested to go into executive session for 10 minutes, from 10:50 to 11:00 a.m., to discuss non-elected personnel and to include Mr. Witte.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to go into executive session as requested.  Commissioner Terry seconded.  All voted aye.  At 11:00 a.m. Commissioner Patrick made a motion to extend executive session an additional 5 minutes, until 11:05 a.m.  Chairman Schroeder seconded. 

All voted aye.  At 11:05 a.m. Commissioner Patrick made a motion to extend executive session an additional 5 minutes, until 11:10 a.m.  Chairman Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.  The Commissioners returned to open session at 11:10 a.m.; no action was taken during executive session.  Mr. Bohnenblust requested to offer the position of Project Engineer to a specific qualified applicant for $46,000 per year to fill the currently vacant position.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to have Mr. Bohnenblust offer the position as requested.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.  Mr. Bohnenblust requested to offer the position of Engineer Tech to a specific qualified applicant.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to have Mr. Bohnenblust offer the position of Engineering Tech II, Step 13/B to a specific qualified applicant.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

C.  At 11: 15 a.m. Commissioner Terry made a motion to go into executive session for 10 minutes, from 11:16 to 1l:26 a.m. to discuss possible land acquisition, and to include Mr. Bohnenblust and Mr. Witte.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.  The Commissioners returned to open session at 11:26 a.m.; no action was taken during executive session.

 

Mr. Witte requested action on the re-appointment of Mr. E. David Schmidt to the McPherson Area Solid Waste Utility Board.  Mr. Schmidt’s current term expires in August and he has agreed to serve another three-year term.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the re-appointment as presented.  Commissioner Terry seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Dianna Carter, County Appraiser and Dee Parrish, Appraiser’s Office, joined the meeting at 11:30 a.m.  Ms. Carter requested 20 minutes, from 11:30 to 11:50 a.m., in executive session do discuss non-elected personnel and to include Ms. Parrish and Mr. Witte.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to go into executive session as requested.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.  At 11:50 a.m. Commissioner Terry made a motion to extend executive session an additional 10 minutes, from 11:50 to 12:00 p.m.  Commissioner Patrick seconded. All voted aye.  At 12:00 p.m. Mr. Witte, Ms. Carter and Ms. Parrish were excused and Commissioner Terry requested an additional 5 minutes, from 12:00 to 12:05 a.m. in executive session.  Commissioner Patrick seconded. All voted aye.  At 12:05 p.m. the Commissioners returned to open session.  No action was taken during executive session.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the action by the County Appraiser that placed the employee on probationary status, for up to six months.  Commissioner Terry seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the minutes of August 16, 2005 as corrected.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

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

 

Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the adds and abates register of August 19, 2005.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

At 12:30 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