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BOARD OF McPHERSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

SEPTEMBER 13, 2005

REGULAR MEETING

10:00 A.M.

ALL PRESENT

 

One item was added to the agenda: Sign Treasurer’s Bond.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the agenda as amended.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Darlene Bloomberg, Assaria, Kansas, spoke during public input at 10:00 a.m.  She quoted from an article in the American Free Press regarding wind turbines and birds being killed by flying into them.  She also spoke again about ELF (Electronic Low Frequency) and the many health problems they reportedly cause.

 

Dave Bohnenblust, Public Works Director, joined the meeting at 10:05 a.m. to present a plaque to David Dirks, Public Works Maintenance Worker IV.  Mr. Dirks won the plaque for 3rd place at the APWA Snow Roadeo, Motor Grader Division, in Salina, KS in August.

 

Dianna Carter, County Appraiser, joined the meeting at 10:10 a.m. to present a Personnel Change Notice (PCN) to hire Tiffany Blake as a Review Field Appraiser (12/A) effective September 14, 2005.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the PCN as presented.  Commissioner Terry seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the minutes of September 6, 2005 as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the payroll for September 16, 2005 and the distribution.  Commissioner Terry seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the exempt-on-vehicle-tax abatements for non-profit organizations.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Witte presented a Personnel Change Notice (PCN) for end of probation (14/C to 14/D) for Clifford Bailey, Sgt. Correctional Officer in the Sheriff’s Department effective August 28, 2005.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the PCN as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Witte presented a letter from the Kansas Department of Agriculture announcing that the Kansas Department of Agriculture, in conjunction with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) intends to perform a flood study.

 

Mr. Witte presented two Real Estate Purchase Contract Amendments, both reflecting name corrections in the original contract.  The Real Estate Purchase Contract is for land the County is purchasing for future landfill expansion.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to sign both amendments as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Lorna Nelson, Old Mill Director, joined the meeting at 10:30 a.m. and introduced Nancy Salminen, Lindsborg Chamber of Commerce Director and Annette Duncan, Lindsborg Economic Development Director.  Ms. Salminen and Ms. Duncan spoke to the Commissioners about a grant they hoped to get for a tourist project in Heritage Square at the Old Mill Museum grounds.  They are unable to meet the September 30 deadline for this year’s grant application but want to go ahead with the project anyway.  Most of the grant money would have been used for advertising and they feel they will be able to raise money in other ways to cover advertising.  They also feel the business community has shown interest in the project and other grants may be available.  Mr. Witte asked that they keep insurance and liability requirements in mind.  No action was required by the Commission at this time.

 

There was brief discussion on capital outlay requests from the County Extension Office.  No action was required at this time.

 

Commissioner Patrick made a motion to sign the Kansas County Treasurer Bond for County Treasurer, Brenda Becker, as required by the State.  Commissioner Terry seconded.  All voted aye.

 

At 11:35 a.m. the Commissioners recessed and reconvened at 1:00 p.m. at Public Works where they held a work session with Public Works personnel.  No action was taken during the work session.  At 3:15 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