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Marshall County Commission Meeting Minutes (4/12/10)

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.

County Attorney Brian Carroll met with the Board.

Frances Vering, Marysville met with the Board to discuss a fence that needs repaired due to the snow removal last winter. The Board informed Mr. Vering that they will have the Public Works department repair the fence as soon as possible.

Joe Hurla, 360 Energy Solutions met with the Board to discuss the new Energy grant that is available for making your buildings more energy efficient. Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Michael J. Keating to allow 360 Energy Solutions to conduct a free energy study and apply for the grant funds. Unanimous.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to increase the high bid for the 2007 Ranco belly dump trailer to $26,500.00. Unanimous.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Michael J. Keating to go into executive session for five minutes at 10:40 a.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel. Unanimous.

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

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

Carlson Auction Services, Topeka, KS for belly dump Ranko trailer. $26,500.00-Special Machinery fund-P.O. # 105964.

Public Works Coordinating Supervisor Larry Polson informed the Board that he closed a structure between Sections 19 and 20 of St. Bridget Township and a rock culvert between Sections 16 and 17 of Cleveland Township.

Twin Valley Director Ed Henry met with the Board to present the 2011 $55,000.00 which is a $200.00 increase from the 2010 budget request.

Michael J. Keating moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve the following purchase order. Unanimous.

Floyd’s Truck Repair Inc., Sabetha, KS for replacing injector pumps. $4,420.48-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 105945.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to go into executive session for ten minutes at 10:17 a.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with Public Works Coordinator Larry Polson present. Unanimous.

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

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

Argo Construction, Marysville, KS for replacing back door of pantry. $1,424.24-Agency on Aging fund-P.O. # 3594.

Nordhus Motor Company, Marysville, KS for vehicle repairs. $666.18-General (Emergency Management) fund-P.O. # 3721.

BVAC, Stevensville, MT for ammo. $597.00-General (Sheriff) fund-P.O. # 3722.

Merck, Carol Stream, IL for private vaccine. $5,102.17-Health fund-P.O. # 3624.

Oce Imagistics, New York, NY for maintenance on copy machine. $513.00-Health fund-P.O. # 3625.

Ott Electric, Marysville, KS for heavy duty washing machine. $859.00-General (Sheriff) fund-P.O. # 3699.

Galls, Chicago, IL for light bar, light controls, and speaker. $1,456.30-General (Sheriff) fund-P.O. # 3711.

Dane’s Auto, Waterville, KS for tires. $597.32-General (Sheriff) fund-P.O. # 3712.

County Clerk Sonya L. Stohs, County Treasurer Linda Weber and Register of Deeds Linda Fincham met with the Board to present the bids for a new phone system for the Courthouse.

Blue Valley Telecommunications, Home, KS – $15,324.72.
Pugh Communications, Manhattan, KS – $8,821.87.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Michael J. Keating to approve Pugh Communications, Manhattan, KS base bid for the new phone system with a meeting on Monday with Luke Pugh to discuss possible upgrades to the bid. Unanimous.

Lincoln Center Administrator Charlie Friedrichs met with the Board.

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

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

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Marshall County, Marysville, KS For donation. $2,000.00-Special County Attorney fund-P.O. # 3718.

County Attorney Brian Carroll met with the Board.

Michael J. Keating moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to go into executive session for five minutes at 11:37 a.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with County Attorney Brian Carroll present. Unanimous. Michael J. Keating moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to extend executive session for five minutes at 11:42 a.m. for the same reasons with the same persons present. Unanimous.

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig met with the Board.

Michael J. Keating moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to go into executive session for fifteen minutes at 11:50 a.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with County Attorney Brian Carroll and Public Works Administrator Mike Craig present. Unanimous.

The Board broke for lunch at 12:05 p.m. to be back in session at 1:15 p.m.

County Attorney Brian Carroll, Public Works Administrator Mike Craig, Public Works Foreman Don Rutti and Noxious Weed Laborer Mike Bergmann met with the Board.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to go into executive session for twenty minutes at 1:15 p.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with County Attorney Brian Carroll, Public Works Administrator Mike Craig, Public Works Foreman Don Rutti and Noxious Weed Laborer Mike Bergmann present. Unanimous.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to dismiss two employees from the Public Works department. Unanimous.

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

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Michael J. Keating to go into executive session for five minutes at 1:35 p.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with County Attorney Brian Carroll and Public Works Administrator Mike Craig present. Unanimous. Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Michael J. Keating to extend executive session for two minutes at 1:40 p.m. for the same reasons with the same persons present. Unanimous.

The Board asked County Attorney Brian Carroll about the expense report for his Memphis conference.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Michael J. Keating to go into executive session for five minutes at 1:45 p.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with County Attorney Brian Carroll present. Unanimous.

Michael J. Keating moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to issue payroll checks to the two dismissed employees for April 1-12 and to give the checks to County Attorney Brian Carroll. Unanimous.

Michael J. Keating moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to adjourn the meeting at 2:00 p.m. Unanimous. The next scheduled meeting will be Monday, April 19, 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.