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Marshall County Commissioners Minutes for March 22

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.

Melva Lindeen, Marysville placed a call to the Board to ask about the purchase order in the paper for the $800.00 that was paid to the County Attorney for a brief.  The Board explained why the purchase order was approved.  

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded to approve the following 2008 abatement with a value of 2,460 and a total tax of $417.05 and 2009 abatement with a value of 12,847 and a total tax of $2,397.71.  Unanimous.

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

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig presented the following bids for a 300 gallon sprayer unit installed on the new Noxious Weed pickup. 

Vegetation Management Supply, Wichita, KS – $18,263.00

Schaben Industries, Newton, KS – $8,761.00

Michael J. Keating moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve the low bid from Schaven Supply, Newton, KS in the amount of $8,761.00.  Unanimous.

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig presented the following bids for a lawn tractor for the Landfill. 

Oregon Trail, Marysville, KS – John Deere LA165 with a 48” cut – $2,549.00
Kan Equip, Marysville, KS – Kubota T2380A with a 48” cut – $4750.00
Bruna Implement, Marysville, KS – Cub Cadet GT3100 with a 50” cut-$5000.00 

The Board made no decision on the lawn tractor because they wanted Mike to look over the bids and bring back a recommendation next week. 

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

Schaben Industries, Newton, KS for 300 gallon spray unit installed. $8,761.00-Noxious Weed Capital Outlay fund-P.O. # 105942.

Truck Repair Plus, Marysville, KS for repair control computer. $589.70-Noxious Weed fund-P.O. # 105938.

 Truck Repair Plus, Marysville, KS for replacing steering pump. $627.25-Recycling fund-P.O. # 105935.

 Truck Repair Plus, Marysville, KS for replacing ICP sensor and CMP sensor. $627.68-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 105939.

 Tom’s Heavy Equipment Repair, Goff, KS for replacing seals, o-rings, and parts. $1,361.48-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 105937.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve the Chairman signing the Audit Information Form for the bridge grant that Marshall County does not have grants that total over $500,000.00.  Unanimous. 

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve the Chairman signing the Marshall County Civil Rights/Fair Housing Policy.  Uanimous. 

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to have the Chairman sign the procurement procedures for the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant program.  Unanimous. 

Michael J. Keating moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve the County Code of Conduct.  Unanimous. 

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve the signing of the Request of Construction project to the Kansas Department of Transportation for the County five year plan and having the Chairman sign the form updating the County five year plan.  Unanimous.

The Board placed a call to Jim Nordhus, Marysville to discuss the need for the railroad crossing located on 15th Road north of Limestone Rd in Franklin Township.

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig recommended a step increase for Kevin Wessel from Laborer Probation at $12.11 an hour to Laborer at $12.72 an hour effective April 1, 2010.  Michael J. Keating moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve a step increase for Kevin Wessel from Laborer Probation at $12.11 an hour to Laborer at $12.72 an hour effective April 1, 2010.  Unanimous.

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

Green Team of Clay Center Inc., Clay Center, KS for 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee patrol vehicle. $23,480.00-General (Sheriff) fund-P.O. # 3716.

 Mercy Regional Healthcare, Manhattan, KS for assault exam. $710.00-General (Co. Attorney) fund-P.O. # 3710.

 Desert Snow LLC, Guthrie, OK for workshop. $990.00-Special Attorney fund-P.O. # 3709.

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

Economic Development Director George McCune and Community Development Coordinator Juanita McCune met with the Board with a weekly update and informed them that they have received a copy of the Housing Study from Hanna Keelen Associates.

Commissioner Thomas K. Holle brought to discussion with the Board his concerns on how he felt the intent of the $40.00 non tobacco and tobacco user fee was being handled on the County insurance.  

Michael J. Keating moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to reaffirm the non-smoking and smoking insurance rates as they were approved in October 2009.  Motion carried Comminser Holle voted no.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Michael J. Keating to adjourn the meeting at 11.55 a.m.  Unanimous.  The next scheduled meeting will be Monday, March 29, 2010 starting at 9:00 a.m.

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communication. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. 6 radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production assistant for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on 69 radio stations across 9 Midwest states.