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BOARD OF McPHERSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

 

JUNE 3, 2003

10:00 A.M.

REGULAR MEETING - COURTHOUSE

ALL PRESENT

 

 

The following changes were made to the agenda:  Reschedule the 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Budget Presentations to next weeks meeting; add Website Design Costs and Discussion on Walking/Bike Trail in Lindsborg.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the agenda as amended.  Commissioner Patrick 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 May 27, 2003 as corrected.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Chad Bahr, Planning & Zoning Administrator, joined the meeting at 10:10 with the following agenda items:

A.                  Request action on Conditional Use Permit 1(2003CUP1), a request by Quentin Unruh to operate a dog kennel at 1285 27th Avenue, in an A-1 Agricultural Zoning District.  The Planning Board has recommended approval of the request with the condition that the maximum weight per dog be 30 pounds.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve Resolution 03-10, approving C.U.P. 2003-01 as recommended by the Planning Board.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded. Chairman Terry voted ayeCommissioner Schroeder voted ayeCommissioner Patrick voted aye.

B.                   Request action on Conditional Use Permit 2 (2003CUP2), a request by Gary Patrick for a cellular tower and use at 1630 Sioux Road, an Agricultural Zoning District.  The Planning Board has recommended approval.

C.                   Request action on Conditional Use Permit 3 (2003CUP3), a request by Paula Larson for a cellular tower and use at 2205 East Northview Road, an Agriculture Zoning District.  The Planning Board has recommended approval.

D.                  Request action on Conditional Use Permit 5 (2003CUP5), a request by Catherine Jones for a cellular tower and use at 2452 Arapaho Road, an Agriculture Zoning District.  The Planning Board has recommended approval.

Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve Resolution 2003-11, A Resolution Approving 2003CUP2 as recommended by the Planning Board.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  Chairman Terry voted ayeCommissioner Schroeder voted ayeCommissioner Patrick voted aye.

Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve Resolution 2003-12, A Resolution Approving 2003CUP3 as recommended by the Planning Board.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  Chairman Terry voted ayeCommissioner Schroeder voted ayeCommissioner Patrick voted aye.

Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve Resolution 2003-13, A Resolution Approving 2003CUP5 as recommended by the Planning Board.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  Chairman Terry voted ayeCommissioner Schroeder voted ayeCommissioner Patrick voted aye.

 

Lorna Nelson, Old Mill Museum Director, joined the meeting at 10:40 a.m. to present the Old Mill Museum 2004 Budget Request.  No action was taken at this time.

 

Ms. Nelson also updated the Commissioners on the window repair project on the Mill.  Repairs were to be made with grant funding through the Heritage Trust.  The project was put out for bids and only one vendor bid on the project.  Their bid was exceptionally high and well over the amount of the grant.  Staff at the State Historical Society recommended that the project be re-bid.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to re-bid the project as recommended.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Susan Meng, County Clerk, joined the meeting at 10:55 a.m. to present the Clerk and Election 2004 Budget requests.  No action was taken at this time.

 

John Klenda, County Counselor, joined the meeting at 11:10 a.m. and requested twenty minutes in executive session, from 11:15 to 11:35 a.m., under the Attorney/Client Privilege and to include Mr. Witte.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to go into executive session as requested.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.  At 11:35 a.m. Commissioner Patrick made a motion to extend executive session an additional twenty minutes, from 11:35 to 11:55 a.m.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.  At 11:55 a.m. the Commissioners returned to open session, no action was taken during executive session.

 

Dan Schrag, Noxious Weeds Director, joined the meeting at 11:55 a.m. to request signature on the Annual Management Plan.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the Noxious Weeds Annual Management Plan as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Leon Hobson, Public Works Director, joined the meeting at 12:00 p.m. and requested ten minutes in executive session, from 12:00 to 12:10 p.m., to discuss non-elected personnel in the Public Works Department, and to include 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 12:10 p.m, no action was taken during executive session.  Mr. Hobson presented Personnel Change Notices (PCN’s) for end of probation for William Seeber, a Maintenance Worker III (13/B) and a change of status for Tammy Law, from Part-Time Clerk (30 hours) to Full-Time Clerk (40 hours), effective July 6th and June 8th, respectively.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve both PCN’s as presented.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

There was brief discussion on a proposed walking/bike trail in Lindsborg.  No action was taken at this time.

 

Mr. Witte presented Personnel Change Notices (PCN’s) for three Temporary/Seasonal Clerk’s in the Treasurer’s Office for tax season.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the PCN’s as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Witte presented a letter to the Kansas Department of Commerce & Housing verifying that change orders for the CDBG Grant have been placed in the County’s files for the project.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to have the Chairman sign the letter as presented.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Witte discussed some necessary changes in the County’s website design.  Some parcels contain more than one living structure and the website software must be enhanced to allow users to access the additional properties.  Cost of this change will be $3,500.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the website design addition as requested.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

At 12:35 p.m. the Commissioners recessed and reconvened at 1:30 for 2004 Budget Requests from the Register of Deeds and Infant Development.  No action was taken on the budget requests at this time.  Nancy Kessinger and Ed Stacey, representing Infant Development (MCKIDS) presented the current list of Infant Toddler Center Advisory Board members for approval by the Commissioners.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the Advisory Board Membership as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

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.

 

 

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                                                                                                Harris G. Terry, Chairman

 

                                                                                                                _____________________________________

                                                                                                                Don L. Schroeder, Vice-Chairman

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ATTEST: County Clerk                                                                       _____________________________________

Susan R. Meng                                                                                     Duane J. Patrick, Commissioner