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BOARD OF McPHERSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

DECEMBER 27, 2005

REGULAR MEETING

10:00 A.M.

ALL PRESENT

 

Two items were added to the agenda:  1) Planning & Zoning Board Appointments and 2) Resolution Confirming Regional Economic Development Organization Has Been Established.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the agenda as amended.  Commissioner Terry seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the minutes of December 20, 2005 as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

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

 

Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the adds and abates and landfill register of December 23, 2005.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Dave Bohnenblust, Public Works Director, joined the meeting at 10:15 a.m. to request to advertise for bids for five concrete box culvert bridge replacements for 2006 (Project 2006-01).  There are provisions in the bid specifications to eliminate some box culverts in order to keep within the budget figure of approximately $260,000.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the request to advertise for bids for Project 2006-01 as requested.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Witte presented a Personnel Change Notice (PCN) to hire Suzanne Mercer as a Substitute Cook (4/A) for less than 10 hours per week at the Law Enforcement Center, effective January 9, 2005.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the PCN as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Jim Novak, Community Corrections Assistant Director, joined the meeting at 10:30 a.m. and presented a Personnel Change Notice (PCN) to hire Carrie Summerfield as a Secretary/House Arrest Monitor (13/A State) in the Newton Corrections Office, effective December 28, 2005.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to approve the PCN as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Witte presented Resolution 05-29, a “Resolution confirming that a regional economic development organization has been established as required by K.S.A. 74-50-116(c)(1), for the purpose of qualifying the County of McPherson as a designated nonmetropolitan business region”.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to sign Resolution 05-29 as presented.  Commissioner Terry seconded.  Chairman Schroeder voted aye.  Commissioner Patrick voted aye.  Commissioner Terry voted aye.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to have the Chairman sign Appendix A (current contacts for the McPherson County designated non-Metropolitan region) and Appendix B (Listing and population of incorporated cities located in McPherson County).  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

It was a consensus of the Commission to authorize the Chairman to sign an option to extend the Option to Purchase contract for the Shutler property.  The current option will expire December 31.  The land will eventually be used for a Sub Title D Landfill expansion.

 

Commissioner Terry made a motion authorizing the County Administrator to transfer unreserved funds from the Public Works Budget to the Public Works Highway Capital Equipment and Capital Improvement Reserve Funds.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

There was discussion on appointments and/or reappointments to the Planning & Zoning Board.  Commissioner Terry made a motion to appoint Don Koehn of 1937 27th Ave., Canton to fill an unexpired term in his district.  Commissioner Patrick seconded. All voted aye.  Mr. Koehn has agreed to accept the appointment if approved, Mr. Koehn’s appointment will run through 2006.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to re-appoint Billy Hudson for another term on the Planning & Zoning Board.  The motion died for lack of a second.  The three open positions on the Planning & Zoning Board will be discussed at future meetings.  Each Commissioner has one vacancy in their respective districts on the Planning & Zoning Board

 

At 11:35 a.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