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BOARD OF McPHERSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

JULY 22, 2003

10:00 A.M.

REGULAR MEETING

ALL PRESENT

 

Mr. Witte requested one addition to the agenda: John Klenda, County Counselor at 10:30 a.m. for non-elected personnel and attorney/client privilege.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the agenda as amended.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

Mr. Steve Schmidt, McPherson City Public Works Director, addressed the Commissioners at 10:00 a.m. during Public Input Session to express his appreciation of Leon Hobson, County Public Works Director who will be leaving McPherson County to accept a job with Riley County, closer to his home county.

 

Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the minutes of July 15, 2003 as corrected.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

 

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

 

Leon Hobson, Public Works Director, joined the meeting at 10:10 a.m. with the following agenda items:

A.  Request signature on Resolution 03-18, to place stop signs for north and southbound traffic on 22nd Ave., at the intersection of Overland Road and 22nd Avenue.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to sign Resolution 03-18 as presented.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  Commissioner Terry voted aye.  Commissioner Schroeder voted aye.  Commissioner Patrick voted aye.

Request signature on Resolution 03-19, to install stop signs for north and southbound traffic on 24th Avenue, located at the intersection of Overland Road and 24th Avenue.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to sign Resolution 03-19 as presented.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  Commissioner Terry voted aye.  Commissioner Schroeder voted aye.  Commissioner Patrick voted aye.

B.  Request to purchase a scalper for the asphalt plant.  Two bids were received with ADM of Huntertown, IN being the low bid at $32,700.  Mr. Hobson estimates an additional $17,200 for installation and mileage.  Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the bid from ADM and additional cost of approximately $17,200 for installation and mileage as presented, to be taken from the Public Works operating fund.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.

C.  Request approval to bid a project to replace some guard fence on County Road 1961 (Old 81 Highway).  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the request to bid as presented.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

John Klenda, County Counselor, joined the meeting at 10:47 a.m. and requested 30 minutes in executive session, from 10:47 to 11:17 a.m., under the attorney/client privilege, and to discuss non-elected personnel in the County Counselor’s Office.  He further requested that Mr. Witte be included.  Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to go into executive session as requested.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.  At 11:17 a.m. Commissioner Patrick made a motion to extend executive session an additional 20 minutes, from 11:17 to 11:37 a.m.  Commissioner Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.  The Commissioners returned to open session at 11:37 a.m.  No action was taken during executive session.

 

Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to approve the adds and abates register dated July 18, 2003.  Commissioner Patrick seconded.  All voted aye.

 

At 12:04 p.m. the Commissioners recessed and reconvened at 1:15 p.m. when they met with Fern Hess, Health Department Director, for a work session; at 3:00 p.m. a budget work session was held.  No action was taken during either work session.  At 3:45 p.m. Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to adjourn.  Commissioner Patrick 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: County Clerk, Susan R. Meng