MINUTES OF THE MCPHERSON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS FOR MONDAY, JANUARY 20, 2010

This is the minutes of the meeting of the McPherson County Board of Commissioners that was held on Monday, January 20 as prepared by Abbey Heidebrecht.

 

9:00 a.m. – Chairman Keith Becker opened the regular meeting, Commissioner Tom Kueser made a motion to approve the agenda for January 20, 2020. Commissioner Ron Loomis seconded the motion.

ALL VOTED YES!

9:00 a.m. – PUBLIC INPUT, nobody spoke.

Commissioner Ron Loomis made a motion to approve the minutes for the meeting held on January 13, 2020. Commissioner Tom Kueser seconded the motion.

ALL VOTED YES!

Commissioner Ron Loomis made a motion to approve checks and claims and encumbrances for January 20, 2020 plus payroll for the pay period ending on January 18, 2020. Commissioner Tom Kueser seconded the motion.

ALL VOTED YES!

9:10 a.m. – Austin Regier, Executive Director for STEP MC joined the meeting to update the Commissioners on the STEP MC program and reviewed data regarding poverty rates in McPherson County as well as improvements made by program participants in areas of household income, employment status, housing status and education status.

9:20 a.m. – John Verssue, Planning/Zoning/Environment Administrator joined the meeting to update the Commissioners on the Civic Discourse Leadership Project 2020 through Kansas 4-H and Kansas State University.  The Kansas 4-H, McPherson County 4-H Chapter, and McPherson College have partnered together to bring the project to McPherson County and are encouraging students to participate in training sessions to enhance leadership skills. The program sessions will take place in the months of February, March, and April of 2020.

9:22 a.m. – Under Sheriff Skylar Christians joined the meeting with two items:

  • An announcement of the upcoming retirement of Sergeant Deputy Bill Blair. Under Sheriff Christians requested to seek to fill the vacancy as well as a current vacancy as soon as possible to allow time for training. Commissioner Loomis made a motion to approve the request as presented. Commissioner Kueser seconded the motion. ALL VOTED YES.
  • A request was made to purchase three (3) direction sensing radar units for department vehicles from Stalker Radar Applied Concepts, Inc. in a total amount not to exceed $8,755. Commissioner Kueser made a motion to approve the request for purchase as presented. Commissioner Loomis seconded the motion. ALL VOTED YES.

Commissioner Loomis made a motion to approve adds and abates for January 24, 2020. Commissioner Kueser seconded the motion.

ALL VOTED YES.

9:37 a.m. – Julie McClure, Director of Emergency Management/Communications, joined the meeting with two (2) items:

  • A request to approve a Personnel Change Notice (PCN) to hire Megan Dauer as a new Communications Technician effective February 24, 2020. Commissioner Kueser made a motion for the Chairman to sign the PCN as presented. Commissioner Loomis seconded the motion. ALL VOTED YES.
  • A request was made to appoint Julie McClure as the representative for McPherson County on the South Central Region Homeland Security Council for January through December of 2020. Commissioner Loomis made a motion to sign the appointment letter as presented. Commissioner Kueser seconded the motion. ALL VOTED YES.

9:45 a.m. – Christianna Stocks, Health Department Billing Specialist, joined the meeting to request a write-off of $700.57 of uncollectible debt for the quarter ending December 31, 2019.

Following discussion, Commissioner Kueser made a motion to approve the request as presented. Commissioner Loomis seconded the motion.

ALL VOTED YES.

9:47 a.m. – Kim Romero, County Appraiser, joined the meeting to request approval of an updated job description for a Commercial/Industrial Appraiser, and a job re-evaluation and wage adjustment PCN for Jolyn Johnston-Myers effective February 23, 2020.

Commissioner Kueser made a motion to approve the job description and for the Chairman to sign the PCN as presented.

Commissioner Loomis seconded the motion.

ALL VOTED YES.

9:50 a.m. – Tom Kramer, Public Works Director, joined the meeting with two (2) items:

  • A request was made to purchase three (3) RCBs and two (2) concrete pipes for existing structures from McPherson Concrete Products for a total amount not to exceed $99,527.26. Commissioner Loomis made a motion to approve the request as presented. Commissioner Kueser seconded the motion. ALL VOTED YES.
  • A request was made to approve a paint stripping truck upgrades from EZ Liner – a guidance camera system assembly not to exceed $8,061.57; and a control system full upgrade, not to exceed $12,649.36. Following discussion, Commissioner Kueser made a motion to approve the purchases as presented. Commissioner Loomis seconded the motion. ALL VOTED YES.

11:00 a.m. – Commissioner Loomis made a motion to recess until 6:30 p.m. to attend a Soil Conservation Meeting at the 4-H Building.

8:30 p.m. – Commissioner Loomis made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Commissioner Kueser seconded the motion.

ALL VOTED YES.

 

Minutes of the Board of County Commissioner Meeting were taken by Abbey Heidebrecht.

Keith Becker, Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners.

Ron Loomis, Vice-Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners.

Thomas L. Kueser, County Commissioner.

 

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