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Marshall County Commissioners’ meeting minutes

October 4, 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.

Agency on Aging Director Heather Ruhkamp met with the Board.  Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve the Chairman signing a letter appointing Julia Alfers, Health Department Social Worker to the Northeast Area Agency on Aging Board.  Unanimous.   

Agency on Aging Director Heather Ruhkamp recommended hiring Nancy Roeder as the full-time part-time cook at the Frankfort Nutrition Site.  Michael J. Keating moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to waive the County nepotism policy requirement for this one time hiring because only one qualified applicant applied for the position and to hire Nancy Roeder as the full-time part-time cook at the Frankfort Nutrition Site at $10.82 an hour with no benefits effective October 5, 2010.  Unnaimous

County Appraiser Janet Duever met with the Board to ask about having wireless internet in her office.  The Board approved allowing her to establish wireless internet in the County Appraiser office.

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.

Register of Deeds Martha Roesch met with the Board to recommend hiring Mary Ellen Wetter, Marysville as the part-time no benefits Clerk in the Register of Deeds office.  Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve hiring Mary Ellen Wetter, Marysville as the part-time no benefits Clerk in the Register of Deeds office at $11.93 an hour effective October 4, 2010.  Unanimous. 

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

                        Advance Security, Belleville, IL

                        for security surveillance equipment

                        $742.46-Special Co. Attorney fund-P.O. # 3818

Frese CPA, LLC, Marysville, KS

                        for 2005-2009 Audit services

                        $36,050.00-General (Commissioner) fund-P.O. # 3817

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Michael J. Keating to approve the vouchers, as presented, and issue manual warrants from the respective funds.  Unanimous.

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig and Public Works Coordinating Supervisor Larry Polson met with the Board to discuss the bids from last week on the compact track loaders.  The Board wants Public Works Administrator Mike Craig to set up appointments to go view and run the equipment at each vendor starting at 8:00 a.m. next Monday the 11th of October.   

At 10:30 a.m. the Board of County Commissioners held the 2011 Budget Hearing.  There were no concerned patrons in attendance.

Commissioner Michael J. Keating presented the following written motion to the Board:

“Whereas the County commissioners now have updated budget numbers for 2010 which show even less need to increase the budget by over 1 million, and whereas Marshall County is well on its way for a record budget carryover and whereas the original budget considered by the county commissioners at 42.742 mills, would have fully provided for all department request funds, raised county spending by well over ½ million, and provided a much needed over 7 mill reduction for the county taxpayers, an incentive for business to expand and provided Marshall County with one of the lowest tax rates in the state thus attracting people to move to Marshall County I therefore move to substitute the published budget published with the original budget considered at 42.742.  Motion dies for lack of second.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve the presented budget of a proposed 47.564 mils with total expenditures of $10,001,388.00 and an ad Valorem amount of $5,604,293.00.  Motion passed.  Commissioner Keating voted no.   Commissioner Keating stated that he felt it was putting an unnecessary burden to the taxpayers.  Commissioner Holle stated that he took offense to the statement “unnecessary burden” because there is a plan for what the money is to be used for.    

The Hearing was over at 10:40 a.m. and the meeting reconvened.

Commissioner Michael J. Keating presented the following written motion to the Board:

“Whereas Marshall County is only one of twenty-seven counties in the state with an intangible tax, and whereas this tax is projected to supplies six tenths of one percent the budget and whereas this tax falls disproportional on senior citizens with fixed income I there for move to eliminate this tax for 2011.  Motion died for lack of second.   

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Michael J. Keating to table the issue for discussion at a later date to give the Board time to gather information and get better educated on the intangible tax.  Unanimous 

County Sanitarian Gary May met with the Board.  Michael J. Keating moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to give a variance on the 100 foot separation from an irrigation system for Claudia Sullivan, 2928 10th Road.  Unanimous.     

County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish and Sheriff Daniel A. Hargrave met with the Board.  Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to go into executive session for ten minutes at 10:50 a.m. to discuss matters of attorney client privilege with County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish and Sheriff Daniel A. Hargrave present.  Unanimous.  Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to extend executive session for five minutes at 11:00 a.m. for the same reasons with the same persons present.  Unanimous.     

Economic Development Director George McCune and Community Development Coordinator Juanita McCune met with the Board with a weekly update.  Community Development Coordinator Juanita McCune gave an overview of the process of having Audrey Kalivoda, Mesquite 90 Productions, Fairview, TN producing a video of Marshall County for a promotion video for inquiring new or locating businesses.  Economic Development Director George McCune informed the Board that the consultant tour has been cancelled.    

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Michael J. Keating to adjourn the meeting at 11:40 a.m.  Unanimous.  The next meeting will be Monday, October 11, 2010 starting at 9:00 a.m.

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