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BOARD OF McPHERSON COUNTY
SEPTEMBER 13, 2005
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
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.
Terry made a motion to approve the exempt-on-vehicle-tax abatements for
non-profit organizations. Commissioner
Patrick seconded. All voted aye.
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
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
There was brief
discussion on capital outlay requests from the County Extension Office. No action was required at this time.
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.
L. Schroeder, Chairman
J. Patrick, Vice-Chairman
G. Terry, Commissioner
Attest: County Clerk