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Marshall County Commissioners meeting minutes

July 26, 2010

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 moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle.  Unanimous. 

Extension Agent Mike Vogt met with the Board at their request to discuss how the Marshall County Fair went. 

County Attorney Brian Carroll and County Attorney-elect Laura Johnson-McNish met with the Board to discuss the property in Vliets that is a health hazard/attractive nuisance for animals and children that County Health Nurse Sue Rhodes, Sheriff Daniel Hargrave, County Attorney Brian Carroll, and County Attorney-elect Laura Johnson-McNish viewed and took pictures of last week.  County Attorney Brian Carroll will be sending the following request to the owner’s attorney to get the property up to standards. 

Debris removed on roof

Board all windows

Weed growth trimmed and removed around house

Roof secured on annual basis 

Fence needs secured

Front door needs secured from inside

And the property kept up on a semiannual basis

K’Lyn Bergman, Frankfort placed a call to the Board to ask for a six month extension on the Neighborhood Revitalization application as of September 1, 2010.  Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Michael J. Keating to approve a six month extension on their Neighborhood Revitalization application effective September 1, 2010.  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 following purchase order.  Unanimous. 

                        Ergon Asphalt and Emulsions, Inc., Salina, KS

                        for MC-800 tack oil

                        $16,868.50-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 105974

Leroy Koehn, KDOT Area Engineer; Howard Lubliner, Design Leader; Kathleen Twombly, Technician met with the Board to discuss the Kansas Department of Transportation bridge project location K110 south of Axtell between Sections 25 and 26 of Murray Township.  They would like to detour all traffic on local roads or put in a shoefly.  There is an option that they can give the amount of money to put a shoefly in to the County and make improvements to the roads being used for detour.  This is an option the Board would like to explore on the following detour:  26th Road two miles north of 36 Highway and Indian Road 4 miles back to Axtell. 

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

Brown County Treasurer, Hiawatha, KS

for Marshall County share of 4 County budget

$627.75-Co. General (District Court) fund-P.O. # 3693

Agency on Aging Director Heather Ruhkamp met with the Board to discuss the fact that fire system in the Helvering Kitchen is obsolete.  She received the following bid to replace the fire system. 

                        Weis Fire and Safety Equipment, Salina, KS – $2,221.44

Michael J. Keating moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve the bid from Weis Fire and Safety Equipment, Salina, KS in the amount of $2,221.44.  Unanimous

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

                        Weis Fire and Safety Equipment, Salina, KS

                        for fire system for the kitchen

                        $2,221.44-Title III C fund-P.O. # 3598

Marshall County Development Corporation representative Bruce Dierking met with the Board to give his 2011 budget request in the amount of $4,200.00 which is the same as the 2010 request. 

The Board placed a call to County Health Nurse Sue Rhodes to discuss a bid the she sent them for a new filing system in the amount of $13,898.00 from File Safe, Salina, KS.  Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve the following bid in the amount of $13,898.00 from File Safe, Salina, KS.  Unanimous.

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 Thomas K. Holle 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.

Michael J. Keating moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to go into executive session for twenty minutes at 11:30 a.m. to interview Laura Johnson-McNish for the County Counselor position.  Unanimous.  Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Charles R. Losieau to approve appointing Laura Johnson-McNish as the County Counselor to fill the remainder of the 2010 year for County Attorney Brian Carroll who is resigning effective September 1, 2010.  Unanimous. 

Michael J. Keating moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to adjourn the meeting at 12:00 p.m. Unanimous.  The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, August 2, 2010 starting at 9:00 a.m.

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