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BOARD OF McPHERSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

NOVEMBER 15, 2005

REGULAR MEETING

10:00 A.M.

ALL PRESENT

 

Two items were added to the agenda: 1) Under the 10:50 a.m. agenda item, add Non-Elected Personnel, Public Works and 2) Quit Claim Deed for Crestwood Cemetery Plots.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the agenda as amended.  Commissioner Terry seconded.  All voted aye.

 

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

 

Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the minutes of November 8, 2005 as presented.  Commissioner Terry seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the checks and claims and the November 23, 2005 payroll.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Dillard Webster, Emergency Management/Communications (EMC) Director, joined the meeting at 10:10 a.m. with the following agenda items:

A.  Updated the Commissioners on the CAD Contract approved at last week’s meeting.  The contract will be sent to the County Counselor for review and then brought back to the Commission for signature.

B.  Requested 10 minutes, from 10:15 to 10:25 a.m. in executive session to discuss non-elected personnel in the EMC Department and to include Mr. Witte.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to go into executive session as requested.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.  The Commissioners returned to open session at 10:25 a.m.  No action was taken during executive session.  Mr. Webster requested approval of Personnel Change Notices for a promotion from Communications Tech (12/A) to Communications Shift Supervisor (14/E) for Jill Brunsell and for end of probation/step increase (12/A to 12/B) for Vicki Schroeder, Administrative Secretary, effective November 6th and 20th respectively.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve both PCN’s as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the adds and abates of November 10, 2005.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Dick Beasley, Community Corrections Director, joined the meeting at 10:30 a.m. and presented bids for the purchase of a program/used 2004 or 2005 vehicle with 25,000 miles or less.  Low bid was from Resnick Motors, Inc. in Newton, KS for a 2004 Dodge Intrepid 4-Door Sedan for $10,563.  After discussion, Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the low bid from Resnick Motors, or the lowest of the three bids submitted that is still available, for a replacement vehicle for the Community Corrections Department.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Witte presented a Payment Request Form from SCKEDD for work completed on two homes through the HOME Grant in the amount of $47,113.50.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to have the Chairman sign the Payment Request Form as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Patrick made a motion to sign a quitclaim deed for two spaces in the Crestwood Cemetery.  Commissioner Terry seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Patrick gave a brief update on a Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) meeting he attended in Salina, KS on November 14th regarding 2009 and beyond road projects.

 

Dave Bohnenblust, Public Works Director and Jon Adamyk, Public Works Project Engineer, joined the meeting at 10:50 a.m. with two agenda items.

A.  Requested approval to award bids for electrical work to be done in the County Yard.  The electrical work was bid and is to be done in three projects: Project 1, Install Electrical Switchgear at Transformer; Project 2, Install Electrical Service to Fleet Parking; and Project 3, Floodlights on Salt Storage Building.  Quotes were received from two vendors; Mr. Bohnenblust and Mr. Adamyk recommended the bid from Johnson Electric for $40,680 for all three projects.  After discussion, Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the bid from Johnson Electric for $40,680 for the three projects.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye. 

B.  Mr. Bohnenblust requested 5 minutes, from 11:20 to 11:25 a.m. in executive session to discuss non-elected personnel in the Public Works Department and to include Mr. Witte.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to go into executive session as requested.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.  The Commissioners returned to open session at 11:25 a.m.  No action was taken during executive session.

 

Chad Bahr, Planning & Zoning Administrator, joined the meeting at 11:28 a.m. with the following items:

A.  Presented Resolution 05-21 for signature, with wording on Amendment #2, Paragraph 107A1 added as requested at last week’s meeting: “An active residence located within the 2,000 feet area described above may be located within that area if the property owner supplies a properly signed and executive waiver form and this its supplied to a CUP applicant and this is filed with the CUP application.”  Resolution 05-21 was approved, with a 2-1 vote, at last week’s meeting with the above paragraph being added.  Commissioners Schroeder and Patrick signed the Resolution as presented. 

B.  There was discussion on a request from Mr. Steve Showalter for an extension of the November 9th deadline for him to comply with the Planning & Zoning Regulations regarding the storage of fireworks.  Mr. Showalter stated he has reduced his inventory and continues to do so but would like an extension of the deadline until the Commissioners act on the Planning & Zoning Board’s recommended regulation changes on the storage of fireworks.  It was a consensus of the Commissioners to grant a continuance until a decision is made on the regulations.  This will be put on the Commission Agenda for 10:10 a.m. on November 29th.

 

The Commissioners recessed at 12:30 a.m. and Commissioners Schroeder and Patrick reconvened at 6:30 p.m. when they attended a Farm Bureau meeting at the Lindsborg Police Department on wind farm information.  The Commissioners took no action during that time.  At 8:15 p.m. Commissioner Patrick made a motion to adjourn.  Commissioner Schroeder 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