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BOARD OF McPHERSON COUNTY
DECEMBER 30, 2003
Patrick made a motion to approve the agenda as presented. Commissioner Schroeder seconded. All voted aye.
was no public input.
Schroeder made a motion to approve the minutes of December 23, 2003 as presented. Commissioner Patrick seconded. All voted aye.
Patrick made a motion to approve the adds and abates and landfill register of
December 20, 2003. Commissioner
Schroeder seconded. All voted aye.
Paul, Register of Deeds, joined the meeting at 10:10 a.m. with an update on
proposals received for imaging software for use by her office as well as other
offices in the courthouse. Ms Paul
recommended the proposal from Infinitec of Hays, KS. Their proposal met all specified requirements and both the
Register of Deeds Office and the County Clerks Office currently use other
software from Infinitec and have been satisfied with it. Cost of the Real Vision Image (RVI)
software, first year maintenance, installation and training is $30,200. There would be an additional cost of $2,000
per year for updates. All would be paid
from the Register of Deeds’ Technology Fund.
Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve the purchase of RVI
software, maintenance, installation and training from Infinitec as
requested. Commissioner Schroeder
seconded. All voted aye.
Klenda, County Counselor, joined the meeting at 10:30 a.m. and requested 20
minutes, from 10:30 to 10:50 a.m. in executive session under the attorney/client
privilege to discuss litigation matters and to include Mr. Witte. Commissioner Patrick made a motion to go
into executive session as requested.
Commissioner Schroeder seconded.
All voted aye. The
Commissioners returned to open session at 10:50 a.m. No action was taken during executive session.
At 10:50 a.m. there was discussion on a letter from the
Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) regarding the opt-out provision on
the K61 Highway project. KDOT is
requesting letters from all local sponsors involved in the project stating
whether they plan to continue to support the project or opt out of it. The letters must be received by KDOT no
later than January 16, 2004. Doris
Ridge of rural Inman was in attendance and spoke to the commissioners about her
concerns. She and her husband live near
the proposed corridor and own land on both sides of it. She feels the project is counter to the
preservation of farmland and Inman merchants are concerned that it will cost
them business. She does not feel a
four-lane is needed for the 20-mile stretch of road between McPherson and
Hutchinson. The Commissioners
explained that the concerns they had in the beginning of the project have been
answered and, although a four-lane may not be needed today, it probably will be
in the future and KDOT is willing to fund the project now. Commissioner Terry made a motion to notify
KDOT of their decision to support the K61 Highway Project. Commissioner Schroeder seconded. Commissioners Terry and Schroeder voted aye. Commissioner Patrick voted nay.
There was discussion on a letter from the Commissioners
of Barton County, KS regarding their authorization from the Kansas Department
of Social and Rehabilitation Services (SRS) to create an independent Community
Developmental Disability Organization (CDDO) for Barton County. They invited McPherson County to a meeting
January 5, 2004 to discuss plans for the development of the independent
CDDO. Since Multi Community Diversified
Services (MCDS) currently serves as CDDO for McPherson County and MCDS and
Disability Supports of the Great Plains in McPherson are working well under the
arrangement, it was a consensus of the Commissioners to decline the invitation
from Barton County.
At 11:45 a.m. Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to
adjourn. Commissioner Patrick
seconded. All voted aye.
Minutes taken by Irene R. Goering.
Harris G. Terry, Chairman
Don L. Schroeder,
Duane J. Patrick,
Attest: County Clerk
Susan R. Meng