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BOARD OF McPHERSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

JULY 1, 2003

10:00 A.M.

REGULAR MEETING - COURTHOUSE

ALL PRESENT

 

 

Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the agenda as presented.  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 June 24, 2003 as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the adds and abates and landfill register of June 27, 2003.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Witte presented two Personnel Change Notices (PCN’s) for end of probation for Mary Starkey, Administrative Secretary and Virginia Hannon, Secretary/Receptionist/Clerk in the Court Trustee’s Newton Office.  Both PCN’s are effective July 6, 2003.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve both PCN’s as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Chad Bahr, Planning & Zoning Administrator, joined the meeting at 10:10 a.m. with the following:

A.  Request action on 2003 Conditional Use Permit 4 – a request by Lawrence Temple through Selective Site Consultants, Inc. for AT&T Wireless for a cellular tower and use at 890 17th Ave. in King City Township.  This is the second site proposed for the tower, all property owners within the area were notified of the original location and only one landowner, Ms. Sheryl White, objected so a second site was proposed.  Ms. White was at the Commission Meeting and objected to the second site as well.  She lives and owns land in the vicinity of the proposed tower site and feels the tower would be too close to her home and would affect the resale value of both her properties and others in the area.  Ms. White is the only property owner who has objected to the tower location.  After lengthy discussion, Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to refer the Conditional Use Permit back to the Planning Board and have them notify all the landowners within ½ mile of the second proposed site.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  Commissioners Schroeder and Patrick  voted aye.  Chairman Terry voted nay.

B.  Request to name a road in Section 22, Mound Township.  The approximately 2/3 of a mile of road has been utilized by the public but has never been assigned a name.  Mr. Bahr presented Resolution 2003-16, assigning the name “Homestead Trail”.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve Resolution 2003-16 naming a 2/3 of a mile long road in Mound Township “Homestead Trail”.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  Chairman Terry voted aye.  Commissioner Schroeder voted aye.  Commissioner Patrick voted aye.

C.  Request to name a common driveway in Section 21 of Gypsum Creek Township. “Prairie Lane”.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve Resolution 2003-17, naming a common driveway in Section 21 of Gypsum Creek Township “Prairie Lane”.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  Chairman Terry voted aye.  Commissioner Schroeder voted aye.  Commissioner Patrick voted aye.

 

Fern Hess, Health Department Director, joined the meeting at 11:20 a.m. to request to purchase seven computer workstations, software, accessories and labor.  Ms. Hess requested bids from seven vendors and received bids from three.  She recommended the bid from IBM for the workstations with 15” flat monitor screens, networking, software, one printer, one scanner, upgrade 2 old PC’s and labor for $17,617.77.  Funds are available from the Health Department fund ($8,738) and 2003 Bioterrorism Grant funds ($8,888.00).  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the bid from IBM as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Leon Hobson, Public Works Director, joined the meeting at 11:55 a.m. to request to advertise for CR6405 (Centennial Road) reconstruction.  The project will be a continuation of the paving of Centennial Road by the City of McPherson to facilitate the new Wal-Mart Super Store.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to have the Chairman sign the Advertisement for Bids as presented.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Linda Paul, Register of Deeds, joined the meeting at 12:00 p.m. and requested 10 minutes (from 12:00 to 12:10 p.m.) in executive session with the Commissioners to discuss non-elected personnel in her 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.  Ms. Paul requested approval to hire a Partial Part-Time person to work as needed in the Register of Deeds Office and to try to hire someone already working part-time in other areas of the Courthouse.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the request.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Commission minutes taken by Irene R. Goering.

 

 

Harris G. Terry, Chairman

 

Don L. Schroeder, Vice-Chairman

 

Duane J. Patrick, Commissioner

 

Attest:

Susan Meng, County Clerk