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Marshall County Board Minutes

The Board of Marshall County Commissioners met in regular adjourned session with Michael J. Keating, Chairman; Charles R. Loiseau and Thomas K. Holle members; and Sonya L. Stohs, County Clerk present.

The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m.

The Board opened the meeting with the flag salute.

The minutes and agenda were approved as presented upon a motion by Charles R. Loiseau seconded by Thomas K. Holle.  Unanimous.

Agency on Aging Director Heather Ruhkamp met with the Board to inform them that Helvering Center roof is now leaking on the south side and she is having Hooyer Construction, Marysville fix the damage.

The Board received a letter for the KCAMP the liability insurance company that they are paying for the AED for the Sheriff’s department. 

Custodian Lou Wassenberg met with the Board to discuss the generator in the Courthouse.  The Board went to look at the generator in the basement of the Courthouse.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve the following purchase order.  Unanimous.

                        Brian Carroll, Marysville, KS
                        for 8 hours preparing brief
                        $800.00-General (Attorney) fund-P.O. # 3705

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve the following 2009 abatement with a value of 6,222 and a total tax of $906.74.  Unanimous.

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig and Public Works Coordinating Supervisor Larry Polson met with the Board.   

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve the following purchase order.  Unanimous.

                        National Sign Co., Ottawa, KS
                        for markers and signs
                        $634.40-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 105933

The Board signed a thank you letter to Foley Equipment Co. for sponsoring the County Township Day that was held on March 9, 2010.

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig discussed with the Board having County Clean-up Days April 17th, 24th, May 1st, and 8th at the County Landfill.

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig discussed with the Board that the dust control is $450.00 for 500 ft. which is the same as last year. Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Michael J. Keating to approve offering dust control again at $450.00 for 500 ft. which is the same as last year.  Unanimous.

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig discussed the available rock suppliers and prices for the County roads.

Emergency Management Director William Schwindamann met with the Board to present them with the storm declaration for the December 22, 2009 to January 8, 2010.

Emergency Management Director William Schwindamann informed the Board that they received a 911 grant in the amount of $46,388.00 the County applied for $60,503.00.

The Board signed a letter of support for continued funding of the Emergency Management Preparedness Grant from the Federal Government.

Sheriff Daniel A. Hargrave met with the Board.

County Attorney Brian Carroll met with the Board.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve the following purchase order.  Unanimous.

                        Pocket Press Inc.,
                        for law books
                        $645.24-Special County Attorney fund-P.O. # 3707

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve the vouchers, as presented, and issue warrants from the respective funds.  Unanimous.

Register of Deeds Linda Fincham met with the Board.  Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve signing the Annual Peopleware Agreement contract for maintenance and support for the recording and indexing systems.  Unanimous.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve the following purchase order.  Unanimous.

                        CIC, Greeley, CO
                        for annual peopleware agreement
                        $8,565.00-Register of Deeds Tech fund-P.O. # 3708

Economic Development Director George McCune and Community Development Coordinator Juanita McCune met with the Board with a weekly update.

The Board placed a call with Leroy Koehn, Kansas Department of Transportation about the bridge replacement south of Axtell that is to be let in 2012 or 2013.  The Board informed Mr. Koehn that they want to look at maybe allowing a detour on County roads if they would be willing to help with the upgrades of the roads.

Public Works Adminstrator Mike Craig met with the Board to present a bid for a heavy duty dual purpose rock hauling debris bed for the Freightliner truck the Road and Bridge department purchased.  The cost of the bed installed is $15,000 to $16,000 from Johnny’s Welding in Beatrice, NE.

The Board placed a call to Mark Karolevitz at the Kansas Department of Transportation in Wamego to discuss letting of the Blue Rapids Bridge.  Mark informed the Board that it is still set for a fall of 2011 letting as of right now.

The Board had a brief discussion on the insurance question that was tabled two weeks ago.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Michael J. Keating to adjourn the meeting at 12:03 p.m.  Unanimous.  The next scheduled meeting will be Monday, March 22, 2010 starting at 9:00 a.m.

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