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BOARD OF McPHERSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

SEPTEMBER 20, 2005

REGULAR MEETING

10:00 A.M.

CHAIRMAN SCHROEDER PRESENT

COMMISSIONER PATRICK PRESENT

 

One item was added to the agenda: HOME Grant Payment Request.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the agenda as amended.  Chairman Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Several people were in attendance to speak again about the wind farm issue.  At 10:00 a.m. Chairman Schroeder asked for public input and asked that comments be brief and new information only.  Maleta Forsberg, 2605 24th Ave., voiced a concern for damage to roads during the construction period and also stated that Spain, Germany and Switzerland have all cut subsidy to wind farms.  Larry Weibert, 2752 18th Ave. and Kathy Malm, 1791 Svensk Rd. spoke about last night’s Planning and Zoning meeting and the way it was conducted.  Pat Weibert, 2752 18th Ave., Carolyn Gilley, 2680 19th Ave. and Julie Young, 2107 19th Ave. also spoke against wind farms being allowed in their area.

 

Dave Bohnenblust, Public Works Director, joined the meeting at 10:30 a.m. with an update on ongoing road projects.  He also presented the following agenda items:

A.  Award Bid for 2005 Crack Filler.  After brief discussion it was suggested that the old crack filler was still in good condition and neither of the vendor’s bids reflected a good trade-in amount for the old filler.  It was the consensus of the Commissioners to not purchase a new crack filler at this time.

B.  Mr. Bohnenblust requested ten minutes, from 10:40 to 10:50 a.m., in executive session to discuss potential land acquisition and to include Mr. Witte.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to go into executive session as requested.  Chairman Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.  The Commissioners returned to open session at 10:50 a.m.  No action was taken during executive session.

 

Mr. Everett Jenson, Gypsum Creek Township Board Trustee, joined the meeting at 10:55 a.m. to request the appointment of a Treasurer to the Gypsum Creek Township Board to fill the vacancy left by the death of Larry Norbert, their elected treasurer.  The two remaining board members submitted several names and both agreed on Dave Eagles to be their Board Treasurer.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the appointment of Dave Eagles as Treasurer of the Gypsum Creek Township Board.  Chairman Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

The minutes of September 13th will be held until next week when all three Commission members are present.

 

Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the checks and claims as presented.  Chairman Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the adds and abates register of September 16, 2005.  Chairman Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Witte presented a Class “A” Club License for McPherson Country Club in New Gottland Township.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to have the Chairman sign the Class “A” Club License as presented.  Chairman Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Witte presented a payment request from SCKEDD, the County’s administrator for the HOME Grant.  One home has been completed and SCKEDD is requesting payment of $15,370 to the contractor and the 5% administration fee of $768.50 to SCKEDD.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to have the Chairman sign the payment request as presented.  Chairman Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

At 11:20 a.m. Chairman Schroeder 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