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BOARD OF McPHERSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

DECEMBER 12, 2005

COUNTY EXTENSION ANNUAL BOARD MEETING

6:00 P.M.

DECEMBER 13, 2005

REGULAR MEETING

10:00 A.M.

 

ALL PRESENT

 

On December 12, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. the Commissioners attended the County Extension Annual Board meeting held at the County Extension Office.  The Board of County Commissioners took no action during the County Extension Annual Board meeting.  At 8:30 p.m. the Commissioners recessed and reconvened at 10:00 a.m. for their regular weekly meeting in the Commission Room in the Bank of America Building.

 

The following changes were made to the agenda: 1) delete the 10:00 agenda item D; 2) add Resolution to Purchase Land for Development, Operation and Use of a Landfill; 3) and at 10:35 a.m. add John Klenda, County Counselor – Attorney/Client Privilege.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the agenda as amended.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Several people spoke again on the wind turbine issue during the 10:00 a.m. Public Input Session.

 

Dianna Carter, County Appraiser and Rhonda Hart, Deputy County Appraiser joined the meeting at 10:15 a.m. with a request to outsource mail for their office.  Ms Carter was contacted by Postal Presort, Inc., the company outsourcing mail for the Treasurer’s Office, with a bid for outsourcing mail for the Appraiser’s Office.  Over all, outsourcing the mailings would be more efficient and less expensive because of the volume of mail.  After discussion, Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the request from the Appraiser’s Office to outsource mailings in 2006.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

At 10:30 a.m. Mr. Witte presented an amendment to the 2005 Public Works Budget from $5,900,000 to $6,900,000 from the Public Works Carry-Over funds and miscellaneous revenues received in 2005.  Chairman Schroeder asked for public input on the amendment and, hearing none, Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the amendment to the 2005 Budget as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

John Klenda, County Counselor, joined the meeting at 10:35 a.m. and requested 15 minutes, from 10:35 to 10:50 a.m., in executive session under the attorney/client privilege 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 10:50 a.m.  No action was taken during executive session.

 

Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the minutes of December 6, 2005 as corrected.  Commissioner Terry seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the checks and claims, with the exception of check #81908 in the amount of $1,455.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the adds and abates and landfill.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Patrick made a motion to have the Chairman sign the Notice to Turkey Creek Township – Cereal Malt Beverage License and the Cereal Malt Beverage License Renewal for Fleming Convenience Store in Canton Township.  Commissioner Terry seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Patrick made a motion to sign Resolution 05-26 – “A Resolution Designating the Official County Newspaper for McPherson County”.  Commissioner Terry seconded.  Chairman Schroeder voted aye.  Commissioner Patrick voted aye.  Commissioner Terry voted aye.

 

Commissioner Patrick made a motion to sign Resolution 05-27 – “A Resolution Designating Depositories for McPherson County Funds”.  Commissioner Terry seconded. Chairman Schroeder voted aye.  Commissioner Patrick voted aye.  Commissioner Terry voted aye.

 

Mr. Witte presented Resolution 05-28 – “A Resolution Authorizing the Purchase of Certain Real Estate for the Development, Operation and Use of a Landfill”.  This resolution authorizes the purchase of land from Charles C. and Marcia L. Williams Revocable Trust to be used for future landfill expansion.  The land is adjacent to the current County Landfill.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to sign Resolution 05-28 as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  Chairman Schroeder voted aye.  Commissioner Patrick voted aye.  Commissioner Terry voted aye.

 

At 11:20 a.m. Ms. Deborah Divine, Program Manager for Kansas Scenic Byways joined the meeting.  She gave a presentation explaining the purpose of Kansas Scenic Byways (KSB), pointed out the existing byways already identified and promoted by KSB.  She also explained the process for having an area identified.  The purpose of KSB is to “identify, preserve, enhance, promote and partner with local people”.  Presently a 54-mile scenic byway is being considered that would include Maxwell Game Preserve, the Roxbury Smoky Valley Area, the Marquette Area and the Kanapolis Reservoir.  There was some discussion on the effect wind turbines would have on the approval of the area as a scenic byway.

 

There was brief discussion on employee dental insurance.  It was a consensus of the Commission to have Mr. Witte write a letter to Blue Cross/Blue Shield, the County’s insurance administrator, to have preventative dental (checkups) covered with no waiting period.

 

At 12:50 p.m. the Commissioners recessed and reconvened at 1:50 p.m. at Public Works for a work session with Public Works personnel.  The Commissioners took no action during the work session.  At 4:45 p.m. Commissioner Terry 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