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The Board of Marshall County Commissioners

February 22, 2011

The Board 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 Charles R. Loiseau. Unanimous.

Robert Peschel, Marysville was present to observe the meeting.

City Administrator Rick Shain and City Attorney John McNish met with the Board to discuss the property located at 1211 Elm in Marysville that has a collapsing storm sewer and needs to be torn down. The current owner is asking the City of Marysville to acquire the property for $25,000 and the City wants to know if the County would like to help with the acquiring and use it as a parking lot. No decision was made.

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig met with the Board.

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

Purplewave, Manhattan, KS

for wide flange I beams

$4,750.00-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 106616

Leroy Koehn, KDOT Area Engineer met with the Board to discuss a Kansas Department of Transportation bridge project location K110 south of Axtell between Sections 25 and 26 of Murray Township. They would like to detour on local roads and offer a transfer of funds in the amount of $325,000.00 to improve the roads used for the detour. Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to accept the offer of $325,000.00 from Kansas Department of Transportation for the use of local roads for the detour rather than build a shoefly. Unanimous.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve the vouchers, as presented, and issue warrants from the respective funds. Unanimous.

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

Blue Valley, Home, KS

for ½ tower rent (north tower)

$750.00-911 Local fund-P.O. # 3752

Manatron, Portage, MI

for computer back-up tapes

$510.00-Co. General (Clerk) fund-P.O. # 3896

Manatron, Portage, MI

for 2 switches, 7 back-up tapes, shipping and hdlg.

$1,441.81-Co. General (Computer Maintenance) fund-P.O. # 3897

Total Funds by Hasler, Tampa, FL

for postage

$739.64-Co. General (Courthouse) fund-P.O. # 3898

Mail Finance, San Francisco, CA

for quarterly lease payment

$650.61-Courthouse General fund-P.O. # 3899

Election System & Software, Chicago, IL

for software maintenance

$6,800.00-Election fund-P.O. # 3900

Frontier Forensics, Topeka, KS

for two autopsies

$1,275.00-General (District Court) fund-P.O. # 3901

Kinsley Mortuary, Marysville, KS

for coroner expenses

$850.00- General (District Court) fund-P.O. # 3902

Kansas Secretary of State, Topeka, KS

for four workstations

$1,200.00-Election fund-P.O. # 3903

Sheriff Daniel A. Hargrave met with the Board to recommend the hiring of Chance Hartner, Home, KS as Corrections Officer probation at $11.65 an hour effective February 23, 2011. Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve the hiring of Chance Hartner, as Corrections Officer probation at $11.65 an hour effective February 23, 2011. Unanimous.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve the following 2010 abatements with a value of 2,825 with a total tax of $438.93. Unanimous.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the Home City Sewer bills and pay them from the appropriate funds available. Unanimous.

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig met with the Board.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to go into executive session for ten minutes at 11:15 a.m. to discuss matters of possible land acquisition with Public Works Administrator Mike Craig present. Unanimous.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to make the following Public Works equipment surplus. Unanimous.

1978 Chevy ¾ flatbed pickup

1986 Chevy C70 Dump truck

1986 Ford utility 1 ton truck

The Board placed a call to Economic Development George McCune to get a weekly update.

Dan Matson, Marshall County Fair Board member placed a call to the Board to inform them of a March 8, 2011 meeting to discuss a tax credit program for the Fair Board with Deb Ohlde, North Central Regional Planning Commission present to explain the program.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to offer the City of Marysville the County’s labor to tear down and haul away the house located at 1211 Elm, gravel and maintain the vacant lot for use as a courthouse parking lot during business hours and the City will maintain ownership. Unanimous.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve the following Oketo Rural Fire District #5 Board of Trustees. Unanimous.

Gary Weyer, President

Nick Kosar, Treasurer

Doug Linkugel

Kurt Obermeyer

Ted Nemec

Todd Young

Bob Voet

First alternate in case a member named above is unable to serve:

Devern Linkugel

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve Resolution#11-02-22-1 that has determined that it is in the best interest of the County to place the supervision of Oketo Rural Fire District #5, Marshall County, Kansas. Unanimous.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to adjourn at 2:42 p.m. Unanimous. The next scheduled meeting will be Monday, February 28, 2011 starting at 9:00 a.m.

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