The issue: Special use application

Background: A public hearing was held for a special use case application by Katie Kaufman, for operation of a use not permitted outright in the A-1 Agricultural District, located at 158 Chisholm Road, Inman. Kaufman plans to use the house and garden to host events as “LaTorre, LLC”. The application and case were reviewed by John Verssue, Planning/Zoning/Environment Administrator and was previously approved by the planning board.

Action: Commissioners unanimously approved the case as recommended by the planning board, and approved county resolution #2017-06 for operation of a special events center on the specified land/property.

The issue: Wage adjustments

Background: County Treasurer Brenda Becker, requested an end of introductory evaluation and wage adjustment for Chanda Avery who works in the McPherson County Treasurer’s office

A request was also made by McPherson County Health Department Director Fern Hess for approval of an end of introductory evaluation and wage adjustment for Diana Rose, a receptionist/clerk at the health department.

Action: The requests were unanimously approved.

Issue: Public works needs

Background: The roof needs to be replaced on the shop break room. They also need a truck replaced in the department.

Action: Commissioners approved the request to obtain bids on the roof. Commissioners also unanimously approved the purchase of a replacement truck from Wray’s LLC; a 2008 Volvo model for $39,500.

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