McPherson County commissioners met for their weekly meeting at 9 a.m. Monday, and here’s what you need to know:

McPherson County commissioners met for their weekly meeting at 9 a.m. Monday, and here’s what you need to know:

The issue: 10-year tax abatement for expansion of S&R Warehouses

Background: Roger Kampling, owner RK Concrete Construction Inc. DBA S&R Warehouse requested an abatement for an expansion that would add a second shift to expand the shipping hours to accommodate the volume of product coming in and out of the facility. The total number of employees will increase to nine. They will be adding 76,250 square feet of warehouse space.

County action: Commissioners approved unanimously the abatement as requested and it will take effect following completion of all required documentation.

The issue: McPherson County export plan funding, as contracted out through Kansas Global Trade Services, Inc. to increase the state’s exports

Background: The full annual cost of the plan for this year was $279,920, which the city of Wichita committed to $200,000 leaving a balance to be divided by the 10 counties of the south central Kansas region based on their percentage of the region’s total exports. McPherson County’s export plan funding for year three of the plan amounts to $4,000.

County action: Commissioner unanimously approved, with a note to revisit the plan next year before committing to another funding fee.

The issue: Kansas Department of Corrections Juvenile Services

Background: Director of Harvey/McPherson Counties Community Corrections Janet Cagle, requested a KDOC-Juvenile Services 5 percent one-time extra pay for the 11 full and part-time hourly and exempt employees.

A decrease in spending from the salaries and benefits line items occurred in fiscal year of 2017 due to two officers ending employment with community corrections. The total extra pay of $8,900 will be divided among staff. The extra pay will be included for the pay period which includes June 23.

County action: Commissioners unanimously approved request.