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Complete Marshall County Commissioners’ meeting minutes

November 22, 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.

Commissioner-Elect Bob Connell was present for the meeting.

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 to inform the Board that there were 6 leaks in the ceiling of the kitchen of the Helvering Center.

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

                        Haug Communication, Inc., Seneca, KS

                        for portable and vehicle radios

                        $1,955.00-Bertha Shum Trust fund-P.O. # 3604

 

                        Kansas Dept. of Agriculture, Topeka, KS

                        for 3-kitchen license for Nutrition Site

                        $530.00-Title III C fund-P.O. # 3603

 

County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish met with the Board. 

 Matt Bargmann, Bremen met with the Board to discuss allowing him to sell 3.38 acres of land that has a commercial truck wash located on the property.  Michael J. Keating moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve Matt Bargmann, Bremen selling 3.38 acres to locate a commercial truck wash in Logan Twp Section 8.  This is an addition to the current Sanitary Code for commercial property.  Unanimous.     

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

                        Manatron, Portage, MI

                        for back-up entire system

                        $2,940.00-Co. General (Computer Maintenance) fund-P.O. # 3825

 

                        Inclusion Solutions, Evanston, IL

                        for poll booths

                        $1,198.50-Election fund-P.O. # 3824

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve the following 2010 abatement with a value of 8,767 and a total tax of $1,699.97.  Unanimous.

Sheriff Daniel A. Hargrave met with the Board at their request. 

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Michael J. Keating to go into executive session for ten minutes at 9:15 a.m. to discuss possible litigation with Sheriff Daniel A. Hargrave and County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish present.  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 purchase of a grapple bucket for the new skid loader.  Unanimous. 

Berry Tractor sales representative Ron Karn met with the Board. 

Don Landoll, Landoll Corporation; Dan Caffrey, Landoll Corporation Controller; Laurie Cudney, Landoll Corporation Administrative Assistant; Economic Development Director George McCune; and Community Development Director Juanita McCune met with the Board to hold a Public Hearing allowing for tax abatements for the purpose of constructing and equipping a manufacturing facility located in Marysville, KS.

Michael J. Keating moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve Resolution 10-11-22-1 determining the advisability of allowing tax abatement for the purpose of constructing and equipping a manufacturing facility located in Marshall County.  Unanimous. 

Jason Brinegar met with the Board to discuss the purchasing of five new chairs in the large Courtroom.  Michael J. Keating moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve the purchase of five mesh office chairs at $399.00 a piece for the large Courtroom.  Unanimous.   

Clerk of the District Court Nancy Koch met with the Board to present the following bid for a speaker system for the large Courtroom.

                        Haug Communications, Seneca, KS-$2,905.00

Michael J. Keating moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve the purchase of a speaker system for the large Courtroom from Haug Communications, Seneca, KS in the amount of $2,905.00.  Unanimous.

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

                        Haug Communications, Inc., Seneca, KS

                        for speaker system

                        $2,905.00-Co. General (District Court) fund 

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.

Wayne Hill, Waterville presented a Resolution from the Marshall County Partnership for Growth, Inc. requesting that the Board of Commissioners of Marshall County continue the Neighborhood Revitalization Program as it is currently being implemented. 

County Treasurer Linda Weber, County Appraiser Janet Duever, Economic Development Director George McCune; and Community Development Director Juanita McCune; Marshall County Partnership for Growth, Inc., Treasurer Wayne Hill; and Marshall County Community Resource and Education Center representative Charlie Friedrichs were present for discussion about the renewing of the Neighborhood Revitalization Program for 2011-2013.

County Appraiser Janet Duever presented what Neighborhood Revitalization was originally meant to accomplish.  She also told the Board that in 2002 when she agreed to administer the program she had no idea the amount of time and work in would entail.  She stated that every year she revalues all 600 plus parcels. 

There was much discussion about the program, the pros and cons along with the administration load that the program has grown into.  The Board discussed the need for the program to help with incentive for people to build and relocate to Marshall County.  They discussed what could make the program work better and how to be more firm with people that do not follow the rules outlined in the program. 

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Michael J. Keating to approve Resolution 10-11-22-1 to adopt a plan to assist in the rehabilitation, conservation or redevelopment of any area within Marshall County with some changes to the administration of the program.  Unanimous.   

The Board will meet next Monday at 1:15 p.m. to discuss the plans for the administration of the Neighborhood Revitalization Program. 

Michael J. Keating moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve the following purchase orders.  Unanimous. 

                        Midwest Service and Sales, Schuyler, NE

                        for timber planks

                        $13,201.00-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 106343

                        Kan Equip, Inc., Marysville, KS

                        for 82” grapple bucket

                        $2,500.00-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 106346

                        Seneca Ready Mix, Inc., Seneca, KS

                        for concrete

                        $706.75-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 106342

                        National Sign Co., Ottawa, KS

                        for flex posts

                        $900.00-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 106344

                        Nemaha Co. Hwy. Dept., Seneca, KS

                        for ½ cost of structure on County line

                        $1,585.14-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 106345

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Michael J. Keating to adjourn the meeting at 12:10 p.m.  Unanimous.  The next meeting will be Monday, November 29, 2010 starting at 9:00 a.m.

 

The County Holiday schedule will be as follows: 

           

                        December 23rd – Closed at noon

                        December 24th – Closed all day

                        December 27th- Closed all day

                        December 31st – Closed at noon

                        January 3rd – Closed all day 

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