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Marshall County Commissioners minutes

August 30, 2010

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 Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau.  Unanimous.

Custodian Lou Wassenberg met with the Board.

360 Energy representative Joe Hurla met with the Board to notify them that they have been awarded the Energy grant in the amount of $150,000.00.  Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve signing the Public Projects Grant Award Agreement between the Kansas Corporation Commission and Marshall County.  Unanimous.

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 five minutes at 9:20 a.m. to discuss matters of attorney client privilege with County Attorney Brian Carroll and County Attorney-elect Laura Johnson-McNish present.  Unanimous.

Lila and Robert Dallas, Frankfort were present to observe the meeting.

Bernard Dwerlkotte, Marysville met with the Board. 

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 order.  Unanimous. 

                        Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Jackson, MS

                        for CRS-IHM

                        $114,564.66-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 106182

They discussed the structure located on Matador Road between Section 6 and 7 in Walnut Township.  The bridge inspector Dave Beach wants the structure closed.  Board took no action.   

Sheriff Daniel A. Hargrave met with the Board to recommend a step increase for Sheriff Deputy Jake Bollhoefner from Sheriff Deputy Probation at $12.66 an hour to Sheriff Deputy I at $13.45 an hour.  Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve the step increase for Jake Bollhoefner Sheriff Deputy probation at $12.66 an hour to Sheriff Deputy I at $13.45 an hour effective September 1, 2010.  Unanimous.   

The Board conducted a budget workshop at 10:00 a.m. with County Auditor Markus Frese present.  After lengthy discussion Commissioner Loiseau asked for an additional $100,000.00 to be put in the General Fund, an additional $100,000.00 in the Road Fund, an additional $8,000.00 in the Health Fund, and an additional $5,000.00 in the Ambulance Fund, Commissioner Holle agreed.    

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve the 2011 Marshall County budget at a mil levy rate of 47.564 which is a decrease of 2.048 mils from the 2010 budget with a total expenditure of $10,001,388.00, with the desire to put together a five year plan to establish a timeline for County projects.  Motion carried.  Keating voted no.  Commissioner Keating stated that he is very disappointed that the impression is that the overall cash carryover is decreasing when it has increased and that the County portion of dependent healthcare is way too much and needs to be reduced. 

Economic Development Director George McCune met with the Board. 

 George Black, RPMAccess Great Plain Wind Development representative met with the Board to get a letter of support signed for the Marshall Wind Farm project.  Michael J. Keating moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve signing a letter of support for the Marshall Wind Farm project.  Unanimous. 

Marysville City Councilmember Robert Peschel met with the Board to inform them that the City is willing to offer to pay for half of the Latta Plumbing bill for the damage done due to the City of Marysville turning on and off the water and blowing the resin out of the water softener.  Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to accept the City of Marysville’s offer to pay half of the Latta Plumbing bill.  Unanimous.   

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

                        Latta Plumbing, Marysville, KS for repairs to Helvering Center $1,010.60-Agency on Aging fund-P.O. # 3599

Michael J. Keating moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to sign the Certificates of Appreciation for retiring Register of Deeds Linda Fincham and resigning County Attorney Brian Carroll.  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.

Robert Dalllas spoke to the Board about the Rural Lakes County Sanitarian and his concerns over the testing procedure for a lateral system. 

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

Marc Degenhardt, Marysville met with the Board to discuss the utilities that are coming down Keystone Road and his safety concern on the pole placement.

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig met with the Board at their request to discuss the utility poles along Keystone Road.  Mike informed the Board and Mr. Degenhardt that a meeting would be held at 8:30 a.m. on the 31st of August at the Public Works office with Marysville Township officers, Westar Representative Lee Papes, and himself to discuss the safety concerns of the pole placement.    

Sheriff Daniel A. Hargrave met with the Board to ask for a step raise for Correction Officer Derek Martin from Correction Officer I at $11.56 an hour to Corrections Officer II at $11.79 an hour and a step increase for Sheriff Deputy Fernando Salcedo from Sheriff Deputy I at $13.45 an hour to Sheriff Deputy II at $13.71 an hour effective September 1, 2010.  Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve the step raise for Correction Officer Derek Martin from Correction Officer I at $11.56 an hour to Corrections Officer II at $11.79 an hour and a step increase for Sheriff Deputy Fernando Salcedo from Sheriff Deputy I at $13.45 an hour to Sheriff Deputy II at $13.71 an hour effective September 1, 2010.  Unanimous. 

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 Thomas K. Holle to go into executive session for two minutes at 2:05 p.m to discuss matters of attorney client privilege with County Attorney-elect Laura Johnson-McNish present.  Unanimous.  Michael J. Keating moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to extend executive session for five minutes at 2:07 p.m. for the same reasons with the same persons present.  Unanimous.   

Michael J. Keating moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to extend executive session for five minutes at 2:15 p.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with County Attorney-elect Laura Johnson-McNish and County Clerk Sonya L. Stohs present.  Unanimous.  

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to adjourn the meeting at 2:41 p.m.  Unanimous.  The next scheduled meeting will be Tuesday, September 7, 2010 starting at 9:00 a.m.

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