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Marshall County Commissioner Minutes – as sent by Marshall County Clerk

September 20, 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.

Bob Connell, Marysville was present to observe the meeting. 

County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish met with the Board.

Michael J. Keating moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to go into executive session for fifteen minutes at 9:00 a.m. to discuss matters of attorney client privilege with County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish present.  Unanimous.    

Register of Deeds Martha Roesch met with the Board to tell them that she is happy with the decision to make Carol O’Neal her Deputy Register of Deeds at $14.77 an hour effective September 7, 2010.  Michael J. Keating moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to go into executive session for ten minutes at 9:20 a.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with Register of Deeds Martha Roesch and County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish present.  Unanimous.  Michael J. Keating moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to extend executive session for five minutes at 9:30 a.m. for the same reasons with the same persons present.  Unanimous. 

Register of Deeds Martha Roesch recommended to the Board to change the wage for her Deputy Register of Deeds Carol O’Neal from $14.77 an hour to $13.05 an hour with the ability to move it to$14.77 an hour at her discretion.  Michael J. Keating moved, seconded by Charles R. Losieau to approve the    wage for her Deputy Register of Deeds Carol O’Neal from $14.77 an hour to $13.05 an hour with the ability to move it to$14.77 an hour at her discretion.  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. 

                        Van Diest Supply Co., Webster City, IA

                        for escort XP chemical

                        $1,612.80-Noxious Weed fund-P.O. # 106191

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig presented information on buying fuel barrels for the Public Works department.  The Board asked Mike to do some further checking on the fuel barrels and give the information at the next meeting.

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig discussed the out of County waste disposal rates with the Board after a request from Frankfort Sanitation to review the charges.  Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Michael J. Keating to set our out of county transfer station disposal and CD rates at $55.00 a ton and they will be increased the same as the regular disposal rates in the future.  Unanimous.

Westar Energy representatives David Parker, Richard Good and Helen Wimsatt, County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish met with the Board to discuss the pole placement along Keystone Road.    

The Board left the meeting at 10:30 a.m. to go with the Westar representatives to view the new proposed pole placement along Keystone Road. 

They returned to the meeting at 10:50 a.m.

County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish met with the Board.

Michael J. Keating moved, seconded by Charles R. Losieau to go into executive session for five minutes at 10:55 a.m. to discuss matters of attorney client privilege with County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish present.  Unanimous.  

The Westar representatives informed the Board that their new proposals include removing the laminate pole #9 and place two standard poles one east and one west of where the laminate pole stands now.  They will then move the placement of pole #9 to the west laminate pole and it will be a standard pole with anchors and then place a laminate pole on the north side of the road where an existing pole is and try to negotiate a standard pole and anchors pole with the landowner.   The project would start as soon as an agreement can be reached with the landowner and should be completed in 10 days.  Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve the proposal of the new pole placement as long as it is approved by the Marysville Township board along with the right away agreement with the landowner.  Unanimous.  The road is to remain closed until the project is completed.    

Helen Stuckey-Risdon, Wellness Weavers met with the Board to give a presentation about receiving Board support for applying for the Fit for Kansas Kids grant to be funded through United Methodist Health Ministry Fund in the of amount $100,000.00.   Helen Stuckey-Risdon would be the grant coordinator/writer.  She asked if it was possible for the County to provide a fiscal and database agents and to create a position in the Health Department for her as the Health and Wellness Coordinator if the grant was awarded.   Elaine Boese, Pawnee Mental Health; Anna Mae Shaffer, Jeremie Vore, Pastor of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church; Mary Caffrey, Ms. Co. Infant Toddler; and Marysville City Administrator Rick Shain were in attendance for the presentation.   

Charles Friedrichs and County Health Nurse Sue Rhodes met with the Board at their request to discuss the request from Helen Stuckey-Risdon about the Fit for Kansas Kids grant. 

County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish met with the Board.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to go into executive session at the request of County Health Nurse Sue Rhodes for five minutes at 1:25 p.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with County Health Nurse Sue Rhodes and County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish present.  Unanimous. 

The Board feels that at this time all that they can give is a letter of support for the grant.  Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Michael J. Keating to give a letter of support to Wellness Weavers for the Marshall County Kansas Fit Kids grant.  Unanimous. 

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

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig met with the Board.  Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve the following purchase order.  Unanimous.

                        Truck Repair Plus, Marysville, KS

                        for repairs

                        $2,873.32-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 106193

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

                        ASD Healthcare, Dallas, TX

                        for private vaccine

                        $7,486.00-Health fund-P.O. # 3778

                        Brown County Treasurer, Hiawatha, KS

                        for Ms. Co. share of 4-Co. budget

                        $648.27-General (Dist. Court) fund-P.O. # 3760

                        Marshall County Attorney, Marysville, KS

                        for reimbursement for pictures for the Kling Jury trial

                        $931.00-Special Attorney fund-P.O. # 3804

County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish met with the Board to discuss resigning the budget resolution and having a new budget hearing since the budget approval and resolution were done in a single motion last week at the budget hearing.  The resolution and budget approval need to be done in separate motions with the Resolution approval first.  The new budget hearing will be held on October 4, 2010 at 10:30 a.m.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve Resolution # 10-09-20-1 expressing the property taxation policy for the Board of Marshall County Commissioners with respect to financing the 2011 annual budget for Marshall County.   Motion passed.  Commissioner Keating voted no.  

Commissioner Keating informed the Board he wants to look into removing County intangible tax.  The Board agreed to look into it at a later date.

County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish met with the Board.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Michael J. Keating to go into executive session for two minutes at 2:45 p.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish present.  Unanimous. 

The Board placed a call to County Sanitarian Gary May to discuss a septic system failure complaint that they had received. 

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

Commissioner Keating informed the Board that he had been contacted by the Chief Judge and he would like the chairs in the Courtroom left and shampooed and the arms removed off certain chairs. 

Charles R. Losieau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to adjourn the meeting at 3:00 p.m.  Unanimous.  The next scheduled meeting will be Monday, September 27, 2010 starting at 9:00 a.m.

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