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Marshall County Commission Meeting 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.

RSVP Director Joni Spellmeier and RSVP Board President Jada Ackerman met with the Board to present their request for the 2011 budget in the amount of $15,000.00 which is the same as the 2010 budget.

Clerk of the District Court Nancy Mason met with the Board to present her 2011 budget request in the amount of $111,470.50 which is a $2,000.00 increase from the 2010 budget due to the increased amount and cost of jury trials.

The Board received a letter from Rural Lakes Region LEPP to discuss three options of funding 1) Increase the county appropriation to $3,000.00 for the 2011 fiscal year; 2)  Continue to appropriation $2,000.00 to Rural Lakes Region and implement a change to the Marshall County Sanitary Code to require an inspection of the onsite wastewater system upon transfer of ownership (inspection fee currently $200.00 for this service; or 3) Continue to appropriate $2,000.00 with no change to the current sanitary Code with a reduction in services from Rural Lakes Region.

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

Mercy Regional Health Center, Manhattan, KS for assault exam. $710.00-Co. General (Co. Attorney) fund-P.O. # 3734.

Brown County Treasurer, Hiawatha, KS for Marshall County share of 4-County budget. $537.51-Co. General (District Court) fund-P.O. # 3692.

Fisher Rock, Home, KS for 8 X 12 economy barn. $1,375.00-Co. General (1/2 out of Sheriff and Janitor) fund-P.O. # 3733.

Richard Weber and Abe Brockman Franklin Township officers met with the Board about when the closed structure on Jayhawk Road between 14th and 15th Road will be replaced.  The township officers are concerned with the length of time the structure has been closed.  Public Works Administrator Mike Craig informed the group that there are four grant bridges ahead of that structure to be replaced.

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig, Public Works Coordinating Supervisor Larry Polson, Randy Jordan, Foley Equipment met with Board to discuss renting a CAT vibratory roller for the Public Works department to use for the chip seal this year.

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

Newman Signs, Jamestown, ND for 50 blank signs. $1,077.50-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 106020.

Welborn Sales, Salina, KS for 66” X 34’ tube. $2,147.10-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 105968.

Johnny’s Welding, Beatrice, NE for dump body. $3,397.48-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 106018.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve Resolution # 10-06-14-1 which changes the speed limit from 20 mph to 30 mph beginning at the junction of U.S. Highway 36 going North on N. Oak Street/16th Road to the ending point four tenths (4/10) mile of U.S. Hwy. 36 effective June 7, 2010.  Unanimous.

The Board also discussed a request to post new speed limits from the Marysville City limits south on 12th Road to Limestone Road and from 12th Road to 11th Terrace from 55 mph to 30 mph.  The Board asked Public Works Administrator to discuss the issue with the Marysville Township board and they would discuss it further next week.

The Board also had a request from the Fair Board that they would like to use one of our welding trucks the next two weekends and our employee who is on the Fair Board will be doing the welding.  The Board approved the use of the truck as long as the Fair Board purchases the fuel for the truck.

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig recommended to the Board a step increase for Clayton Dick from Operator I at $12.83 an hour to Operator II at $12.95 an hour effective July 1, 2010.  Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Michael J. Keating to approve the step increase for Clayton Dick from Operator I at $12.83 an hour to Operator II at $12.95 an hour effective July 1, 2010.  Unanimous.

FRTco., owner Frances Taphorn and Sheriff Daniel A. Hargrave met with the Board to discuss the replacement of the roof on the Sheriff’s office.

Michael J. Keating moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve the contract with FRTco., Marysville for $10,850.00 to replace the roof at the Sheriff’s office with BENCHMARK base and top coat.  Unanimous.

Susie Latta, Extension Agent; Mike Vogt, Extension Agent; Dale Fjell, Northeast Area Extension Agent; Dan Duever, Extension Board President; Sue Rowland, Barry Jones, and Tori Dettke Extension Board members met with the Board to present the 2011 budget appropriation request in the amount of $144,708 which is a $6,158.00 increase from the 2010 budget appropriation request.

County Health Nurse Sue Rhodes met with the Board to discuss abandoned properties that have health hazards within the County.  The Board will discuss this issue further next week after speaking with the County Attorney.

County Attorney Brian Carroll met with the Board.

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

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Michael J. Keating to approve giving $200.00 to each of the three following organizations (Nebraska State Patrol, Lancaster Sheriff Department and Lincoln Police Department) that contributed to Deputy Fernado Salcedo and his family while he was hospitalized in Lincoln.

Michael J. Keating moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve the vouchers, as presented, and issue warrants from the respective funds.  Unanimous.

Michael J. Keating moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to adjourn the meeting at 2:20 p.m.  Unanimous.  The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 21, 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.