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Pawnee County Commission
Construction firms make presentations
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leteLARNED — The Pawnee County Commission met March 28 in regular session. The following are approved minutes from the commission clerk Ruth Searight.
9 a.m. — Pawnee County commissioners Donna Pelton, Kathy Bowman and John Haas were present.
Dick King, Pawnee Public Building Commission member, informed commissioners he had received the seal for the PBC.
Kathy Jadwin, Pawnee County treasurer was present. Commissioners approved the treasurer’s office closing from 8:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, April 12. Employees must view a webinar training.
Commissioners read corrected and approved minutes of March 21, 2011. Correction — Commissioners appointed Donna Pelton to serve on the CHO Board, to replace Arlis A. Atteberry.
Commissioners approved change orders No. 2010 – 105 and 106. They approved and signed checks for payroll, bills and expenses.
John Settle, Pawnee County attorney, discussed the afternoon schedule.
9:35 a.m. — Robert Mitchell, Central Kansas Local Environmental Planning Group director, and Stephanie Royer, board member, gave information and updates on permits, LEPP funding, 2011 budget and invited commissioners to their next board meeting at LaCrosse April 19.
10:10 a.m. — Mary Beth Herrmann, Pawnee County health administrator was present.  Commissioners approved and signed a payroll change for Jacque Johnson, seasonal/temporary, to implement the SWKAAA grant.
Pat Hinojos, Stifel Nicolaus, senior vice president, and Settle present.  Hinojos presented services of their firm for municipal finance and bonds.
Gerald Oetken informed commissioners of some work needed on a culvert.
Commissioners approved Assembly of God for use of the courthouse lawn for Santa Fe Trail days as per application.
Mark Wagner, Pawnee County emergency management-zoning, gave updates on activities and plans. He discussed two resolutions regarding conditional use permits for cell towers.
Trevor Wood, SSC, representative for SBA Tower, Inc., and Horvath Communications, regarding the two cell towers.
Commissioners approved and signed resolution No. 2011-06, regarding  a conditional use permit for SBA Tower, Inc., for a cell tower. Commissioners approved and signed resolution No. 2011-07, regarding conditional use permit for Horvath Communications for a cell tower.
1 p.m. — In attendance for the three interviews of construction manager candidate firms — David Wright, vice president and Mark Crane, associate, health facilities; Dale Montgomery and Shae Veach, HaysMed; Matt Heyn, administrator, and Marlene Winter, director of nursing, PVCH; and Settle.
* Hutton Construction. Quentin Ellis; Troy Sanders, project executive; Jason Gillig, project manager; and Arnold Bengtson, superintendent.
They presented a company profile, Project Team, Specialty, Local Involvement, Site, Approach, Three Year Warranty, On Site 15 Times – First Year, On Call 24/7, One Point Contact, Offer Preventative Maintenance Program, Contingency’s, Questions and Answers, and Summary.
* J.E. Dunn. Neal Palmer, project executive, senior vice president; Bill Spillar, project director, vice president; Dave Underwood, project manager, Tim Taylor, superintendent.
They presented a company profile, project team, Specialty, Site Logistics, Future Expansion Plan for future, Project Approach, Quality – Mock ups, Flooring issues, Firestopping, Functional Testing (pre-punch list), “We Care” Program, Sustainability 100 percent LEED Accredited, Local Involvement, Communications Monthly Updates and Newsletters, Doppler Estimating, Questions and Answers, Summary Points.
* Murray Construction. Bill Collins; Philip Schultze, principal; Sheldon Streeter, project developer; Mike Goering, project manager; Steve Underwood, superintendent.
They reported their work is on time, on budget with no surprises. Master Planning, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Project Development, GMP Established Early, Practical Application, Project Management. Eleven Month Checkup, 12 Season Assurance Plan – Three Years – Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter.  On Site Supervision. Company Technology – Takeoff, Sur Trak, Starbuilder, Solibri, Primavera Contract Manager and Etc.  BIM Building Information Modeling.  Financial Transparency, Estimates, Schedule Budget Reviews. Local Participation. Questions and Answers, and Summary.
5:15 p.m. — Wright, Crane, Settle, Heyn and Veach discussed interviews and other hospital issues.
Commissioners approved and signed check No. 97079, and may be dispersed March 28.
5:30 p.m. — The meeting was adjourned until 9 a.m. April 4.