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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 Judy Ballman, Deputy 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 Michael J. Keating, seconded by Thomas K. Holle. Unanimous.

Custodian Lou Wassenberg met with the Board to present her 2011 budget request in the amount of $38,070.00 which is an increase of $600.00 from the 2010 budget.

Custodian Lou Wassenberg discussed the County smoking ban policy with the Board. They instructed her to place signs on each door indicating the non-smoking policy.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve the smoking ban resolution 10-06-28-1 prohibiting smoking in designated public places effective as of July 1, 2010. Unanimous.

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

Pugh Communications, Manhattan, KS for new phone system. $9,917.06-Courthouse General fund-P.O. # 3737.

County Health Nurse Sue Rhodes met with the Board and presented her 2011 budget in the amount of $316,695.00 which is the same as the 2010 budget.

County Health Nurse Sue Rhodes informed the Board that they have over 15,000 files for clients and are running out of space. They are looking into getting a File Safe filing system to be purchased from the Capital Outlay fund. They will present a bid to the Board July.

Michael J. Keating moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve the insurance breakdown as presented effective July 1, 2010. Unanimous.

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig and Public Works Coordinating Supervisor Larry Polson met with the Board to present the following bids for bridge material.

Husker Steel, Columbus, NE – $19,269.20
Midwest Service & Sales Co., Schuyler, NE – $22,117.74
Oden Enterprises, Wahoo, NE – $18,666.12

Michael J. Keating moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve the low bid from Oden Enterprises, Wahoo, NE in the amount of $18,666.12. Unanimous

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Michael J. Keating to approve the following purchase orders. Unanimous.

J & J Excavating, Axtell, KS for machine hire of chatrock. $1,235.00-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 106101.

Oden Enterprises, Wahoo, NE for bridge material. $18,666.12-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 106103.

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig presented the Road & Bridge 2011 budget in the amount of $2,435,250.00 which is an increase of $212,300.00 from the 2010 budget, Household Hazard Waste/Recycling 2011 budget in the amount of $64,000.00 same as the 2010 budget and Noxious Weed 2011 budget in the amount of $89,450.00 with a decrease of $3,000.00 from the 2010 budget.

Michael J. Keating moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to purchase the new scale from W H Scale Co., Topeka in the amount of $5,800.00. Unanimous

Michael J. Keating moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve the following purchase order. Unanimous.

WH Scale Co., Topeka, KS for I-cube, indicator 920i. $5,800.00-Transfer Station fund-P.O. # 105970.

Michael J. Keating moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to go into executive session for two minutes at 10:20 a.m. to discuss non-elected personnel with Public Works Administrator Mike Craig and Public Works Coordinating Supervisor Larry Polson present. Michael J. Keating moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to extend executive session for two additional minutes at 10:22 a.m. for the same reasons with the same persons present. Unanimous.

County Appraiser Janet Duever met with the Board to present her 2011 budget in the amount of $168,870.00 which is a $2,600.00 increase from the 2010 budget.

County Appraiser Janet Duever met with the Board to present a computer maintenance contract with Network Computer Solutions, Manhattan. The Board requested more information and no decisions were made at this time.

Register of Deed Linda Fincham met with the Board to present her 2011 budget in the amount of $87,208.00 which is an increase of $1,800.00 from the 2010 budget.

County Treasurer Linda Weber met with the Board to present her 2011 budget in the amount of $104,155.00 which is an increase of $6,585.00 from the 2010 budget. This increase reflects the court ordered increase in her salary and a salary increase for her employees.

Michael J. Keating moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve the vouchers, as presented, and issue warrants from the respective funds. Unanimous.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve the County’s share of payrolls and related vouchers, as presented, processed the motor vehicle payroll and issued manual warrants from the respective funds. Unanimous.

Public Works Administration Mike Craig recommended the hiring of Chris Davis for the seasonal mowing position at $10.29 per hour and no benefits starting July 5, 2010. Thomas K. Holle moved seconded, by Charles R Loiseau to hire Chris Davis for the seasonal mowing position at $10.29 per hour with no benefits starting July 5, 2010. Unaminous

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Michael J. Keating to approve the following purchase order. Unanimous

Brown County Treasurer, Hiawatha, KS for 4-County share. $713.18-District Court fund-P.O. #3695.

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

County Appraiser Janet Duever met with the board to report back with the information requested on Network Computer Solutions. No decision was made at this time.

Emergency Management Director William Schwindamann met with the Board to give an update on the June 19, 2010 storm damage. Unanimous.

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

Compass Tools, Inc., Lincoln, NE for GPS Camera. $1810.00-Emergency Management Grant fund –P.O. #3739.

The Commissioners acting as the Marshall County Health Board discussed the property located at 609 Main, Vliets, KS. Charles R Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve the removal of the residence at 609 Main, Vliets, KS within a 30 day period after the notification from Marshall County Attorney. If it is not removed at that time, the county will remove at a cost to the landowner on their property tax and an additional fee of $100.00 penalty per day. Unanimous.

Commissioner Michael J Keating left the meeting at 1:45 p.m.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to adjourn the meeting at 2:00 p.m. Motion carried. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 6, 2010 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.