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BOARD OF McPHERSON COUNTY
WORK SESSION W/PUBLIC WORKS
One item was added to the agenda:
Request for Support of Smart Beginnings Child Care Grant Proposal. Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to
approve the agenda as amended. Commissioner
Patrick seconded. All
No one spoke during Public Input
Session at 10:00 a.m.
Commissioner Patrick made a motion
to approve the minutes of November 2, 2004 as presented. Commissioner Schroeder seconded. All voted aye.
Commissioner Schroeder made a
motion to approve the payroll of November 12, 2004. Commissioner Patrick seconded.
All voted aye.
Mr. Witte presented two Personnel Change Notices (PCN’s)
for the Sheriff’s Office as follows: hire
Chris O’Cain as a Correctional Officer (12/A) effective November 18, 2004 and
hire Greta Bicket as Assistant Part-Time Cook (5/D) effective November 8,
2004. Commissioner Schroeder made a
motion to approve both PCN’s as presented.
Commissioner Patrick seconded. All
Brenda Becker, County Treasurer, joined the meeting at
10:05 a.m. to request a salary increase, in addition to the annual 2% salary
increase, for herself. After brief
discussion, it was the consensus of the Commissioners to authorize the annual
2% salary increase of $677.30 with no additional salary increase for the County
Mr. Witte presented a letter from the Fire District No. 5
Fire Chief, Dennis W. Schroeder, requesting Roger Boesker, F.D. #5 Captain
replace Richard Schierling, deceased, as the Department’s representative to the
District Governing Board. Commissioner
Patrick made a motion to approve the request as presented. Commissioner Schroeder seconded. All voted aye.
Rick Batchellor, County Appraiser, joined the meeting at
10:15 a.m. and requested ten minutes, from 10:15 to 10:25 a.m., in executive
session to discuss non-elected personnel in the Appraiser’s Office 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 10:25 a.m. No action was taken during executive
session. Mr. Batchellor presented two
Personnel Change Notices (PCN’s) as follows:
position change for Julie Severns from Personal Property Specialist II
(12/D) to Field Appraiser I (10/F) and for a department change for Nancy
Krehbiel from the County Clerk’s Office to the Appraiser’s Office as Personal
Property Specialist (12/B). Both are to
be effective November 21, 2004.
Commissioner Patrick made a motion to approve both PCN’s as presented,
with the understanding that the Step/Grade for Ms. Severns will remain at 10/F
until she has successfully completed the required IAAO Courses and Ms. Krehbiel
will be eligible for a step increase at the end of probation. Commissioner Schroeder seconded. All voted aye.
Mr. Witte presented a request from MCKIDS/Early Childhood
for McPherson County to participate in a tri-county grant application for Smart
Start grant money from the State of Kansas.
This is money derived from the State’s share of “tobacco money” (money
paid by tobacco companies for health endangerment caused by tobacco products). The grant will be used for a Smart
Beginnings/Healthy Families program and will target at-risk families with
prenatal to preschool age children. The
three counties involved in the grant application are McPherson, Harvey and
Marion. Commissioner Patrick made a
motion to support the grant application as requested. Commissioner Schroeder seconded.
All voted aye.
Mr. Witte informed the Commissioners that McPherson
County has been awarded $275,000 for the 2004 HOME - Homeowner Rehabilitation
Grant. A representative of the County
must attend a one-day grantee workshop in January 2005 and applications for the
homeowner’s rehabilitation projects will probably be taken beginning in March
Steve Johnson, County Sanitarian and Fern Hess, Health
Department Director, joined the meeting at 10:50 a.m. to request that Mr.
Johnson participate in the 2005 Kansas Environmental Leadership Program
(KELP). He has completed the
application process and has been accepted by KELP to participate. The majority of the cost of the program is
funded by scholarships. Cost to the
County would be a registration fee of $85, mileage and wages while at the five
sessions. The sessions are held every
other month for 10 months and last from noon one day to noon the next. Commissioner Schroeder made a motion to
approve Mr. Johnson’s participation in the 2005 Kansas Environmental Leadership
Program as requested. Commissioner
Patrick seconded. All voted aye.
At 11:15 a.m. the Commissioners recessed and
Commissioners Schroeder and Patrick reconvened at 12:40 p.m. at Public Works
for a work session. Chairman Terry
joined the work session at 1:00 p.m. No
action was taken during the work session.
At 2:30 p.m. Commissioner Patrick made a motion to adjourn. Commissioner Schroeder seconded. All voted aye.
Commission Minutes taken by Irene R. Goering.
G. Terry, Chairman
L. Schroeder, Vice-Chairman
J. Patrick, Commissioner
Attest: County Clerk