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BOARD OF McPHERSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

OCTOBER 11, 2005

REGULAR MEETING

10:00 A.M.

OCTOBER 12, 2005

ALL PRESENT

HUTCHINSON LANDFILL MEETING

RENO COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS OFFICE

11:30 A.M.

COMMISSIONERS TERRY AND SCHROEDER PRESENT

 

 

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

 

During Public Input Session at 10:00 a.m. Deb Colle of Delmore Township and Pat Weibert of Bonneville Township spoke again against wind farms and gave the Commissioners copies of articles from magazines having to do with wind turbines and Gamesa, the company interested in erecting wind turbines in McPherson County.

 

Susan Meng, County Clerk, joined the meeting at 10:12 a.m. and requested ten minutes, from 10:12 to 10:22 a.m. in executive session to discuss non-elected personnel in her department, and to include Mr. Witte.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to go into executive session as requested.  Commissioner Terry seconded.  All voted aye.  The Commissioners returned to open session at 10:12 a.m.  No action was taken during executive session.  Ms Meng requested approval of a Personnel Change Notice (PCN) for end of Probation (6/B to 6/C) for Roberta (Bobbie) Strawn, a Clerk in the County Clerk’s Office, effective October 23, 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 October 4, 2005 as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the payroll for October 14, 2005.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the adds and abates and landfill register of October 7, 2005.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Witte presented the Quarterly Progress Report from SCKEDD for McPherson County’s HOME Grant.  To date, $47,129 has been used and $241,620.75 remains to be used.  Mr. Witte also presented a Payment Request Form for work done on one of the HOME Grant projects that is now complete.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to have the Chairman sign the Quarterly Progress Report and the Payment Request Form as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Witte also presented an extension for the purchase of property the County plans to use for the Title D Landfill.  This, the third extension, would extend the closing date to December 31, 2005.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to sign the Real Estate Purchase Contract Third Extension as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Patrick made a motion to sign the Motor Vehicle Refund to MCDS for a tax-exempt vehicle.  Commissioner Terry seconded.  All voted aye.

 

There was discussion on county employee health insurance for 2006.  Based on previous discussion, Mr. Witte prepared and presented a proposal for the 2006 health insurance.  Some changes to the 2006 plan are: an employee increase of $10/month for single, employee +1 and family; plan participants must pay the employee share of the plan they choose; employees pay $8, $16 and $24 respectively for single, employee +1 and family dental and no open enrollment on dental after October 28, 2005; there is a maximum benefit for dental insurance of $1,000 per person per year.  After further discussion, Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the proposal for 2006 health/dental insurance as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

There was discussion on the County’s Strategic Plan.  No action was taken at this time.

 

At 12:20 p.m. the Commissioners recessed and reconvened at 1:20 p.m. at Public Works where they met with Public Works personnel.  No action was taken during the work session.  At 3:30 p.m. the Commissioners recessed.  On October 12, 2005 Commissioners Terry and Schroeder attended the Hutchinson Landfill meeting at the Reno County Public Works Office.  Reno County personnel updated everyone on the status of the Reno County Landfill and new tipping rates for certain types of waste.  The meeting started at 11:30 a.m. and concluded at 2:00 p.m.  No action was taken.  At 2:00 p.m. Commissioner Schroeder 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