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Marshall County Commissioners’ Board Meeting Minutes

March 14, 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 8:30 a.m.

The Board opened the meeting with the flag salute.

The Board had a department head meeting at 8:30 a.m. with the following present: Emergency Management Director Bill Schwindamann Jr.; Agency on Aging Director Heather Ruhkmap; County Health Nurse Sue Rhodes; Register of Deeds Martha Roesch; Custodian Lou Wassenberg; County Treasurer Linda Weber; Public Works Administrator Mike Craig and County Appraiser Janet Duever to discuss the County Handbook that the Board is reviewing, computer usage, and lack of storage.

The minutes and agenda were approved as presented upon a motion by Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell. Unanimous.

Agency on Aging Director Heather Ruhkamp met with Board to discuss the purchase of a new refrigerator for the Frankfort Nutrition Site.

Jodi Connell, Marysville met with the Board to ask them questions for a paper she is writing for a school project on bridge replacement in the County.

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 following purchase order. Unanimous.

Foley Equipment Co., Topeka, KS

for labor and fuel filters

$671.90-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 106619

Dave Beach, Schwab and Eaton sent his recommendation on the repairs that can be made to structure that is shared between Marshall and Washington Counties on Sunflower Road. The Board asked Public Works Administrator Mike Craig to contact Washington County and schedule a time to discuss the recommendation.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to permanently close the bridge located between Sections 20 and 29 in Franklin Township on Jayhawk Road. Unanimous.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to permanently close the bridge in Section 35 of Elm Creek Township on Quiver Road. Motion carried Commissioner Holle voted no.

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

Total Funds by Hasler, Tampa, FL

for postage

$4,920.99-Co. General (Courthouse) fund-P.O. # 3913

Shawnee County, Topeka, KS

for two coroner calls

$1,150.00-General (District Coroner) fund-P.O. # 3912

F & H Iron Works, Marysville, KS

for election storage shelves

$1,582.02-Election Reserve fund-P.O. # 3911

Mail Finance, San Francisco, CA

for lease agreement

$650.61- Co. General (Courthouse) fund-P.O. # 3910

360 Energy Solutions, Lawrence, KS

for energy audit

$41,889.00-General (Building) fund-P.O. # 3909

Staples, Columbus, OH

for HP Color Laser Jet CP3525N printer

$596.99-911 Local fund-P.O. # 3753

Merck, Carol Stream, IL

for private vaccine

$1,926.72-Health fund-P.O. # 3870

Midland Medical Supply, Lincoln, NE

for medical supplies

$885.47-Health fund-P.O. # 3871

Bruce’s Body Shop, Marysville, KS

for repair, decal, grille guard, mud flaps, and tint

$1,669.09-Co. General (Sheriff) fund-P.O. # 3890

Community Memorial Healthcare, Marysville, KS

for kitchen equipment

$8,350.00- General (Building) fund-P.O. # 3906

B & W Electric, Hanover, KS

for basement wiring

$1,583.40- General (Building) fund-P.O. # 3892

Staples, Columbus, OH

for projector

$599.99-Election fund-P.O. # 3905

Coast to Coast, Birmingham, AL

for 1,000 Bookmarks – Kid’s Disaster Plan

$503.81-Emergency Management grant-P.O. # 3908

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve the following 2010 abatements with a value of 7,207 with a total tax of $844.55. Unanimous.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the Home City Sewer bills and pay them from the appropriate funds available. Unanimous.

Agency on Aging Director Heather Ruhkamp placed a call to the Board to discuss bids that she received for a refrigerator for the Frankfort Nutrition Site.

Ott Electric, Marysville, KS – $1,799.00 for a 25 cubic foot top freezer refrigerator with a $59.95 delivery charge

$1,819 25 for a 25 cubic foot bottom freezer refrigerator with a $59.95 delivery charge

$59.95 each for disposal of the old refrigerators

Dave’s Hardware, Axtell, KS – $1,450.00 for a 25 cubic foot refrigerator with no delivery charge

Daubendiek TV & Appliance, Beatrice, NE – $1,099.00 for a 22 cubic foot refrigerator with a $79.00 delivery charge

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

County Health Nurse Sue Rhodes met with the Board to present the following bids for the remodel of the building:

Labor and materials to open two doorways:

Hooyer Construction, Marysville, KS – $3,950.00

Luckeroth Masonry, Inc., Seneca, KS – $2,800.00

Replace brick across bottom 4’ on southside of addition:

Luckeroth Masonry, Inc., Seneca, KS – $1,200.00

Labor and Material to install one twin fixed insulted window:

Marysville Glass, Marysville, KS – $1,282.00

Plumbing work for remodel:

Oehm Plumbling and Heating, Marysville, KS – $1,332.20

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to accept the bids from Luckeroth Masonry, Inc., Seneca, KS in the amount of $4,000.00; Marysville Glass, Marysville, KS in the amount of $1,282.00; and Oehm Plumbling and Heating, Marysville, KS in the amount of $1,332.20. Unanimous.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to go into executive session at the request of County Health Nurse Sue Rhodes for five minutes at 11:47 a.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with County Health Nurse Sue Rhodes present. Unanimous.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the Neighborhood Revitalization application for Mike Pacha, Marysville, KS and Kurt and Cheryl Skalla, Blue Rapids, KS as long as when the County Appraiser office goes to take preconstruction pictures that no construction has been started. Unanimous.

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

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to adjourn at 12:32 p.m. Unanimous. The next scheduled meeting will be Monday, March 21, 2011 starting at 9:00 a.m.

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