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Marshall County Commission Meeting Minutes

The Board of Marshall County Commissioners met in regular 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.

Joe Cohorst, owner of Joe’s Bar and Grill met with the Board to express his thoughts against a resolution that would close all drinking establishments at midnight. 

County Treasurer Linda Weber, County Appraiser Janet Duever, Register of Deeds Linda Fincham, and County Clerk Sonya L. Stohs met with the Board to discuss the different phone system for the Courthouse.

Tonya Reed, Wagon Wheel Manager met with the Board to express her thoughts against a resolution that would close all drinking establishments at midnight.   

Michael J. Keating moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to go into executive session for five minutes at 9:15 a.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel.  Unanimous.   

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve the Chairman signing the Kansas Incident Management Team Renewal Application for Emergency Management Director William Schwindamann Jr.  Unanimous.

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

Manatron, Inc., Portage, MI for IBM hardware and software maintenance. $3,688.89-Computer and Maintenance fund-P.O. # 3717

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve the County Clerk signing a Plexar contract with AT&T.  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 Home City Sewer bills and pay them from the appropriate funds available.  Unanimous.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve the following 2009 abatement with a value of 151 and a total tax of $22.98.  Unanimous.

County Attorney Brian Carroll met with the Board. 

Michael J. Keating moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to go into executive session for twenty minutes at 10:30 a.m. to discuss pending ligation and attorney client privilege with County Attorney Brian Carroll present.  Unanimous. 

Janet Pralle, Blue Rapids placed a call to the Board.

County Sanitarian Gary May met with the Board. 

The Board and County Attorney Brian Carroll placed a call to the County Health Nurse Sue Rhodes to discuss the AED training and also the need for CPR training. 

Michael J. Keating moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve the following Resolution # 10-04-05-1 for the purpose of mandatory AED training.  Unanimous. 

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig met with the Board to discuss the purchase of a 2007 Ranco bottom dump trailer from Humpco, Inc., Topeka, KS.  The Board directed Public Works Administrator Mike Craig to make an offer of $24,000.00 with a top offer of $26,000.00 on the 2007 Ranco belly dump trailer with Humpco, Inc., Topeka, KS.

The Board placed a call to Agency on Aging Director Heather Ruhkamp to address her and her departments concerns on the AED training and use of the machine after training. 

The Board has decided after speaking with County Attorney Brian Carroll that they will not be approving a resolution requiring all drinking establishments to close at midnight.    

Economic Development Director George McCune and Community Development Coordinator Juanita McCune met with the Board with a weekly update and to inform the Board that Tim Keelan from Hanna Keelan will be here on the 20th of April at 7:00 p.m. to give the Public Meeting reviewing the County Housing Study.  Unanimous.

County Treasurer Linda Weber met with the Board about the legislature possibly sweeping 4.8 million dollars from the Motor Vehicle fund that is to be set aside for the new program to replace VIPS and new equipment for the Treasurer’s offices.  The Board asked County Clerk Sonya Stohs to send an email to Representative Schwartz and Senator Taddiken against the sweep.   

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to adjourn the meeting at 11:55 a.m.  Unanimous.  The next scheduled meeting will be Monday, April 12, 2010 starting at 9:00 a.m.

About Derek Nester

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.