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BOARD OF McPHERSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

OCTOBER 4, 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.

 

No one spoke for Public Input Session at 10:00 a.m.

 

Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the minutes of September 27, 2005 as presented.  Commissioner Terry seconded.  All voted aye.

 

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

 

Commissioner Terry made a motion to have the Chairman sign forty-five MCKIDS contracts for approval for educational services through MCKIDS for fiscal year July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Terry made a motion to appoint Chairman Schroeder as McPherson County’s voting delegate at the Kansas Association of Counties’ 30th Annual Conference in Topeka.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  Commissioners Terry and Patrick voted aye.  Chairman Schroeder abstained.

 

Commissioner Terry made a motion to appoint Commissioner Patrick as McPherson County’s 1st alternate voting delegate at the Kansas Association of Counties’ 30th Annual Conference in Topeka.  Commissioners Terry and Schroeder voted aye.  Commissioner Patrick abstained.

 

Commissioner Patrick made a motion to appoint Commissioner Terry as McPherson County’s 2nd alternate voting delegate at the Kansas Association of Counties’ 30th Annual Conference in Topeka.  Commissioners Patrick and Schroeder voted aye.  Commissioner Terry abstained.

 

At 10:10 a.m. a public hearing was held for a tax exemption request by Premier Casting and Machine, Inc. for the construction of a new manufacturing building in the BPU Industrial Park.  Approximate cost for the building is $778,000 (excluding the cost of land).  Mr. Brett Reber, President of the McPherson Industrial Development Co., Inc. (MIDC) read a letter from the MIDC Board stating that Premier Casting and Machine, Inc. met the criteria for property tax exemption under the Kansas Constitution and McPherson County Resolution #04-14.  The building should be completed by November 1, 2005.  There were no objections and/or comments from the general public.

 

Commissioner Terry made a motion to sign Resolution #05-18, approving the 2006 Holiday Schedule.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  Chairman Schroeder voted aye.  Commissioner Patrick voted aye.  Commissioner Terry voted aye.

 

Mr. Chad Bahr, Planning & Zoning Administrator, joined the meeting at 10:30 a.m. with a proposed amendment to the text of the Zoning Regulations regarding storage of fireworks on Ag Zoned property.  Mr. & Mrs. Albert Bailey, 180 Plum Ave, Inman, voiced opposition to any change in the regulations that allows storage of fireworks in semi-trailers and unvented buildings because of safety.  Mary Caruthers of Mary’s Enterprises, McPherson also spoke.  She has fireworks stored in trailers and whatever is decided will affect her business.  After discussion, the Commissioners asked Mr. Bahr to check with other counties as well as the State to see if they have regulations on fireworks storage.

 

Dick Beasley, Community Corrections Director, joined the meeting at 11:08 a.m. to request the Chairman’s signature on the Community Corrections Evaluation Summary Year-End Outcomes Report.  The Chairman’s signature certifies that the Commissioners have reviewed the report and agree with the findings.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to have the Chairman sign the Community Corrections Evaluation Summary Year-End Outcomes Report as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Dianna Carter, County Appraiser, joined the meeting at 11:10 a.m. with the following agenda items:

A.  Since the State Property Valuation Department (PVD) no longer requires Commission signature on the Annual Maintenance Plan, it was sent to PVD as prepared.  The Commissioners will be given a copy.

B.  Requested 15 minutes, from 11:13 to 11:28 a.m., in executive session to discuss non-elected personnel in the Appraiser’s Office, and to include Mr. Witte.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to go into executive session as requested.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.  At 11:28 a.m. Commissioner Terry made a motion to extend executive session an additional 5 minutes, from 11:28 to 11:33 a.m.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.  At 11:33 a.m. Commissioner Terry made a motion to extend executive session an additional 10 minutes, from 11:33 to 11 43 a.m.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.  The Commissioners returned to open session at 11:43 a.m.  No action was taken during executive session.  Ms. Carter requested to advertise for a Commercial Appraiser.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the request.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Dillard Webster, Emergency Management/Communications Director, joined the meeting at 11:45 a.m. to request approval of Resolution 05-19, “Designation of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) as the Basis for all Incident Management Within McPherson County, Kansas”.  This is a requirement of the Federal Government and must be adhered to in order to receive FEMA funds for any Federal, State and/or local emergency.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve Resolution 05-19 as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  Chairman Schroeder voted aye.  Commissioner Patrick voted aye.  Commissioner Terry voted aye.

 

At 12:05 p.m. Commissioner Patrick made a motion to adjourn.  Commissioner Terry 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