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Marshall County Commission Meeting – August 9

The Board of Marshall County Commissioners met in regular adjourned session with Michael J. Keating, Chairman; Charles R. Loiseau and Thomas K. Holle member; 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.

Bob Connell, Marysville was present to observe the beginning of the meeting.

Earl Stueve, Frankfort placed a call to the Board to ask for a six month extension for his Neighborhood Revitalization application.  Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Michael J. Keating to give Earl Stueve a six month extension on his Neighborhood Revitalization as of August 20, 2010.  Unanimous.

County Attorney Brian Carroll and County Attorney elect Laura Johnson-McNish met with the Board.

Commissioner Keating asked about the status of the trails tax appeal process.  The County Attorney advised that a status conference was held recently and that another status conference, involving all relevant parties will be held in September.  At that time, it is hoped that deadlines will be established to move the process along.

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

US Cellular, St. Louis, MO for tower rent. $1,200.00-Emergency Management fund-P.O. # 3744

Glaxo Smith Kline, Atlanta, GA for private vaccine. $946.70-Health fund-P.O. # 3636

Lexis Nexis, Carol Stream, IL for online and related changes for June, July, & August 2010. $930.00-County Attorney fund-P.O. # 3757

ASD Healthcare, Dallas, TX for private vaccine. $2,364.00-Health fund-P.O. # 3637

Central Plains Business Forms, Salina, KS for tax statements. $601.48-Co. General (Treasurer) fund-P.O. # 3762

Lockwood, Atchison, KS for election supplies. $562.39-Election fund-P.O. # 3764

GMAC, Dallas, TX for payoff of 2008 Impala. $8,426.84-Co. General (Sheriff) fund-P.O. # 3763

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve the Home City Sewer bills and pay them from the appropriate funds available.  Unanimous.

The Board placed a call to Dan Matson to discuss some figures that were given to the Board for improvements to the electrical at the Fairgrounds.

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

Michael J. Keating moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to go into executive session for five minutes at 9:40 a.m. to discuss matters of confidential financial data with Public Works Administrator Mike Craig, Public Works Coordinating Supervisor Larry Polson, County Attorney Brian Carroll and County Attorney elect Laura Johnson-McNish present.  Unanimous.  No action was taken as a result of the executive session.

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

Truck Repair Plus, Marysville, KS for brake repairs. $1,070.26-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 106118

Oden Enterprises, Wahoo, NE for decking. $2,868.00-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 106117

Star Programming, Danville, KS for retainer fee for star program. $1,000.00-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 106121

Dan Matson and Bob Lindquist placed a call to the Board to answer some questions in reference to the information given to them about the improvements to the fairgrounds.

Michael J. Keating moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to go into executive session for ten minutes at 10:35 a.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with Public Works Administrator Mike Craig and Public Works Coordinating Supervisor Larry Polson present.  Unanimous.

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

County Treasurer Linda Weber met with the Board to give her comments on the County budget deliberation on how she thought it was a great suggestion of using our increased valuation to make future improvement plans.

County Treasurer Linda Weber is requesting an accounting of the County Attorney wages and time for the illegal action that was taken against the County Treasurer.

County Attorney Brian Carroll met with the Board at their request to discuss the information that County Treasurer Linda Weber was wanting.

County Treasurer Linda Weber met with the Board at their request.

County Attorney Brian Carroll stated that he did not know how many hours were spent on the case and that the majority of the hours were after 5:00 p.m.  The only thing reimbursed to him was a round trip to Topeka and hotel room for oral arguments.  The Board also stated that they did not feel that the litigation response was an illegal action.

The Board went to the Courtroom for a presentation of a plaque and Medal of Honor for Sheriff Deputy Fernando Salcedo that was shot in the line of duty on June 7, 2010.

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

Extension Agent Mike Voet met with the Board at their request to discuss funding for the fair.

County Attorney Brian Carroll and County Attorney elect Laura Johnson-McNish met with the Board.

Michael J. Keating moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to go into executive session for ten minutes at 1:40 p.m. to discuss matters of attorney client privilege with County Clerk Sonya L. Stohs, County Attorney Brian Carroll and County Attorney elect Laura Johnson-McNish.  Unanimous.

Commissioner Chairman Michael J. Keating asked County Attorney Brian Carroll for his opinion of whether illegal action was taken against County Treasurer Linda Weber.  County Attorney Brian Carroll stated that no illegal action was taken.  First, the County Attorney could not advise the Board to do something illegal.  Second, the Board’s action was a direct response to being sued by County Treasurer Linda Weber.  Third, the overall intent of the Board was to promote accountability amongst all funds.

The Board conducted a 2011 budget workshop.

James Baker, placed a call to the Board asking for an extension on his Neighborhood Revitalization because two month ago in the wind storm his building was blown down and house damaged.  Michael J. Keating moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve a six month extension as of September 8, 2010.  Unanimous.

Sheriff Daniel A. Hargrave, County Attorney Brian Carroll and County Attorney elect Laura Johnson-McNish met with the Board.   Michael J. Keating moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to go into executive session for five minutes at 3:17 p.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel at the request of County Attorney Brian Carroll.  Unanimous.

Custodian Lou Wassenberg met with the Board to inform them that Joe Hurla 360 Energy Solutions and some contractors will be in the building at 9:30 a.m. next Monday in reference to the Energy grant.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to adjourn the meeting at 3:50 p.m.  Unanimous.  The next scheduled meeting will be Monday, August 16, 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.