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Marshall County Commissioner Minutes

September 7, 2010

The Board of Marshall County Commissioners met in regular 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 Michael J. Keating.  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 ten minutes at 9:00 a.m. to discuss matters of attorney client privilege with County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish present.  Unanimous.

Custodian Lou Wassenberg and Sheriff Daniel A. Hargrave met with the Board to be present for the 360 Energy presentations.

360 Energy representatives Joe Hurla and Aaron Etzkorn met with the Board to present the Investment Grade Audit Report for HVAC and Lighting System Replacement and to review the bids that were received last Wednesday at the Special Meeting.

Lighting bids

B & W Electric, Hanover, KS-$26,640.00

FHN Electric, Marysville, KS-$32,261.78

Advance Lighting, Colwich, KS-$20,498.57

Mechanical Bids

Central Mechanical, Manhattan, KS

Law Enforcement Center-$72,435.00

Helvering Center -$79,235.00

Courthouse per Unit cost-$10,700.00

Air Duct Cleaning Law Enforcement Center-$12,080.00

The Board went through much discussion about whether to accept or reject any or all of the bids for the HVAC and Lighting System Replacement. 

The Board came to a consensus to not do anything with the bids until next week and to meet with 360 Representative Joe Hurla at 8:00 a.m. and discuss further action at that time.

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

Bernard Dwerlkotte, Marysville met with the Board to discuss a tube that is being replaced in Section 30 of Elm Creek Township on East River Road that needs to continue to be big enough to be a cattle pass through also.   The Board will go look at the structure after lunch and discuss the options at next week’s meeting. 

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

                        Truck Repair Plus, Marysville, KS

                        for injector repair

                        $717.05-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 106293

                        Foley Equipment, Manhattan, KS

                        for air dryer

                        $1,601.39-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 106088

                        Foley Equipment, Wichita, KS

                        for A.C. repair

                        $501.37-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 106298

                        Newman Traffic Signs, Jamestown, ND

                        for 50 blank weight limit signs

                        $1,077.50-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 106185

                        National Signs Co., Ottawa, KS

                        for 30 stop signs

                        $795.00-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 106184                    

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig presented a resolution to sign to reduce the speed limit from 55 mph to 30 mph on Keystone Road from 11th Road west to the Marysville city limits per the Marysville Township request.  Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve signing Resolution# 10-09-07-1 reducing the speed limit on Keystone Road from 11th Road running west to Keystone Road to the Marysville city limits.  Unanimous. 

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig informed the Board that he met with Westar representatives and Marysville Township officers last Friday afternoon and Westar is not willing to move the pole that is a safety hazard.  They are willing to purchase guard rail if Marysville Township will install it.   Michael J. Keating moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to go into executive session for ten minutes at 10:20 a.m. to discuss matters of attorney client privilege with County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish, Public Works Administrator Mike Craig and Public Works Coordinating Supervisor Larry Polson present.  Unanimous.  Michael J. Keating moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to extend executive session for five minutes at 10:30 a.m. for the same reasons with the same persons present.  Unanimous.  Public Works Administrator Mike Craig will set up a meeting next Monday with the Board, Marysville Township and Westar Energy representatives.    

Jason Brinegar and Gary Howland met with the Board to discuss the purchase of new furniture for the small and large courtrooms.  The law library fund is willing to purchase four new chairs for the small courtroom which is also the law library and they would like the County to purchase four new chairs for the large courtroom.   They also discussed the purchasing of new gallery chairs.  Jason Brinegar suggested looking on EBay or Craig’s List for old church pews.  The Board asked them to come back in two weeks with ideas for gallery seating in the large courtroom.

The Board discussed the structure on Matador Road to weld diaphragm supports on the bridge to be able to keep it open and the weight limit will be reduced instead of closing the bridge. 

County Treasurer Linda Weber joined the meeting to observe. 

County Sanitarian Gary May met with the Board to give them a monthly update.  The Board asked him to explain how he tests the soil for the installation of lateral systems.    

Economic Development Director George McCune and Community Development Coordinator Juanita McCune met with the Board with a weekly update.  Phil Osborne and Rob Peschel Partnership for Growth representatives were present with them to help give a proposal for the 2010 North Central Kansas Rural Development Council Economic Development Familiarization Tour to be held on October 20th and 21st.  Michael J. Keating moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to support Marshall County participating in the tour and agreed to donate up to $1,000.00 out of the Commissioners fund.  Unanimous.     

Register of Deeds Martha Roesch met with the Board to recommend Carol O’Neal, Marysville as the full-time employee in the Register of Deeds office.  Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve Carol O’Neal as the new full-time employee in the Register of Deeds office as Clerk I, Step I as of September 7, 2010.  Unanimous. 

County Appraiser Janet Duever met with the Board to inform them that the Kansas County Appraisers Association is collecting .10 a parcel from all Counties in the State that can afford it to pay for enhancements to their Orion program since the State is short of funds.   Michael J. Keating moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to allow County Appraiser Janet Duever to send $987.10 which is Marshall County’s portion to the Kansas Appraiser’s Association to help pay for enhancements to the Orion System that is State supported.  Unanimous. 

County Sanitarian Gary May met again with the Board to discuss his testing procedure on a specific property. 

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve the following 2009 abatement with a value of 1,055 and a total tax of $161.53.  Unanimous.

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

                        Kansas County Appraisers Association

                        for 2010-2011 Orion enhancement payment

                        $987.10-Appraiser fund-P.O. # 3800

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

Michael J. Keating moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to adjourn the meeting at 11:50 a.m.  Unanimous.  The next scheduled meeting will be Monday, September 13, 2010 starting at 9:00 a.m.

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