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BOARD OF McPHERSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

 

MAY 27, 2003

10:00 A.M.

REGULAR MEETING

ALL PRESENT

 

 

The Register of Deeds requested to be moved from 2:30 p.m. this week to a time on next week’s agenda and, because of a scheduling conflict, the County Attorney asked to move from 10:10 a.m. to a later time and was therefore moved to the 2:30 p.m. time slot.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the agenda as amended.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

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

 

Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the minutes of May 13, 2003 as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the minutes of May 20, 2003 as presented.  Chairman Terry seconded.  Commissioners Patrick and Terry voted aye.  Commissioner Schroeder was absent at the May 20, 2003 meeting so abstained.

 

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

 

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

 

Dillard Webster, Emergency Management/Communications Director, joined the meeting at 10:15 a.m. to request approval of the disbursement of the annual NCRA donation of $5,000.  NCRA has asked that $500 be used to help sponsor the regional LEPC Conference in Omaha, NE and that the remaining $4,500 go to the McPherson Fire Department to help offset costs for the construction of a 30,000 gallon test pit on the rear lot of the McPherson fire station.  All area agencies will be able to conduct pump testing when needed and when the pit is not in use, it will be drained and used for confined space rescue training.  The County will hold the entire $5,000 until it is needed for the respective projects.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the use of the $5,000 donation as presented.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Larry Powell, County Sheriff, joined the meeting at 10:30 a.m. to request approval to purchase a Bruner 300-3 model water softener for the jail.  The LEC is currently spending $1,600 per year on the lease of a water softener.  The Bruner softener will condition water for the entire building, including restrooms.  It is felt that this will cut down on plumbing bills (i.e., clogs to toilets caused by the hard water).  Mr. Steve Bergmeier, Culligan Water Conditioning of McPherson, was present at the meeting to answer questions concerning the softener.  After discussion, Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the purchase of the water softening system as requested.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Fern Hess, Health Department Director, joined the meeting at 11:00 a.m. to request approval of the revised Chronic Disease Risk Reduction (CDRR) Grant Contract, Attachment 2.  The grant changes are in the following areas:  1) payment schedule, 2) reporting schedule, 3) workshop participation and 4) required match.  Ms. Hess feels all the revised areas are acceptable and manageable for the Health Department.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the CDRR Grant Contract revisions as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Rick Batchellor, County Appraiser, joined the meeting at 11:08 a.m. and requested 22 minutes in executive session, from 11:08 to 11:30 a.m., to discuss non-elected personnel in his department.  He further requested to include himself and Mr. Witte.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to go into executive session as requested.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.  The Commissioners returned to open session at 11:30 a.m.  No action was taken during executive session.

 

Leon Hobson, Public Works Director, joined the meeting at 11:30 a.m. with the following items for action:

A.                  Request to award the bid for the 2003 Traffic Paint Striping Project.  Low bid for the White Striping Paint was from Sherwin-Williams for $17,490 (3,300 gallons at $5.30/gal.).  Low bid for yellow Striping Paint was from Fastenal for $9,124.80 (1,650 gallons at 5.53/gal.).  Low bid for Glass Beads was from PMSI for $5,330 (20,500 lbs. At $.26/gal.).  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the low bids in each category as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

B.                   Request to award the bid for the shop roof replacement.  Bids were received from four vendors.  Low bid, even with the 4% in-county preference, was from Hieb Constructors of Hutchinson at $38,771 for a standing seam roof.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the bid from Hieb Constructors for $38,771 as presented.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

C.                   Request to award the bid for the office roof replacement.  Bids were received from two vendors, the only vendor meeting bid specs was Wray’s Roofing for $20,444.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the bid from Wray’s Roofing as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

At 11:15 a.m. the Commissioners recessed and reconvened at 1:00 p.m. for budget hearings.  Those presenting 2004 Budget Requests were:  Dillard Webster, EMC Director; Larry Powell, Sheriff; Judge Anderson, District Court; Rick Batchellor, Appraiser and Ty Kaufman, County Attorney.  No action was taken during the Budget Hearings.  At 3:10 p.m. Commissioner Patrick made a motion to adjourn.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

 

Commission minutes taken by Irene R. Goering.

 

 

                                                                                                                ______________________________________

                                                                                                                Harris G. Terry, Chairman

 

                                                                                                                ______________________________________

                                                                                                                Don L. Schroeder, Vice-Chairman

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ATTEST: County Clerk                                                                       ______________________________________

Susan R. Meng                                                                                     Duane J. Patrick, Commissioner