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Marshall County Commissioners’ Minutes

January 24, 2011

The Board of Marshall County Commissioners met in regular adjourned session with Charles R. Loiseau, Chairman; Robert S. Connell 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 Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle.  Unanimous.

The Board opened the following bids for the 1972 Chevrolet truck from the Custodial Department:

Fred Rosquis, Frankfort – $250.00

Allen Schwartz, Marysville – $519.72

Corey Lee, Lee Chevrolet, Frankfort – $331.60

Robert Montague, Marysville – $225.00

Dale Buessing, Beattie – $551.00

Ron Loges, Marysville – $501.00

Kevin Huninghake, Baileyville – $627.00

Dave Claeys, Marysville – $537.00

Paul and Mary Zimmerling, Home – $300.00

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to accept the high bid from Kevin Huninghake, Baileyville in the amount of $627.00.  Unanimous.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the following purchase orders.  Unanimous.

                        Farm and Home Publishing, Belmond, IA

                        for plat books

                        $1,003.20-Courthouse General fund-P.O. # 3867

                        School Health Corp., Chicago, IL

                        for ½ Suresight Vision Screening

                        $2,500.00-Courthouse General fund-P.O. # 3866

                        KWORCC, Topeka, KS

                        for 2011 premium workman’s comp.

                        $60,640.00-Workman’s Comp fund-P.O. # 3865

                        KCAMP, Topeka, KS

                        for 2011 premium Liability

                        $60,553.00-Tort Liability fund-P.O. # 3864

Eakes, Beatrice, NE

                        for plasma console for 55” LCD HDTV

                        $527.95-Special Attorney fund-P.O. # 3863

                        Northco Real Estate Services, LLC,

                        for consulting agreement for Industrial Park Site Analysis

                        $5,000.00-Economic Development fund-P.O. # 3340

                        Election Systems & Software, Chicago, IL

                        for election supplies

                        $9,162.43-Election fund-P.O. # 3868

County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish met with the Board. 

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

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve Resolution # 11-01-24-1 to establish a dealer-participating cost-share program within Marshall County, Kansas for the year 2011.  Unanimous. 

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig and Public Works Office Manager Sondra Klover were present for a presentation from Dawn Hueske, KDOT Local Road Engineer, Eric Deicher, KDOT Local Liaison about the Federal Funds Exchange Program for Local Agencies.  The program allows the Local Agencies to make available to them $0.90 of state funds for each dollar of federal funds exchanged.  Marshall County has the potential to receive $237,608.91 in federal pass through dollars from the State each year currently.  The Federal payments for 2010 are currently behind in payments so with the exchange funds Marshall County could currently only receive $131,000.00 in exchange funds and would have $123,000.00 in carryover for a total possible funds if available of $352,000.00.  If the County goes with the exchange program it will then lift the Federal guidelines and we will only have to meet State statutory guidelines for the Local Agency projects.  There is another program that is available with KDOT that 8 million dollars are set aside for off system bridges with a 20% County match for certain bridge projects.      

Agency on Aging Director Heather Ruhkamp met with the Board to discuss snow removal at the Helvering Center. 

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the vouchers, as presented, and issue manual warrants from the respective funds.  Unanimous.

Economic Development Director George McCune met with the Board to give them a weekly update.

Agency on Aging Director Heather Ruhkamp placed a call to the Board and let them know that David Lord, Marysville will do the snow removal at the Helvering Center for $50.00 a removal. 

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the following 2010 abatements with a value of 6,136 with a total tax of $1,018.38.  Unanimous.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the three year contract for audit services with Reese and Novelly, P.A., Manhattan, KS.  Unanimous. 

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to adjourn the meeting at 12:10 p.m.  Unanimous.  The next scheduled meeting will be Monday, January 31, 2011 starting at 9:00 a.m.

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