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Marshall County Commissioners’ Minutes

March 21, 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 minutes and agenda were approved as presented upon a motion by Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell. Unanimous.

County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish met with the Board.

Emergency Management Director William Schwindamann Jr. met with the Board to discuss a preliminary plan for Marshall County Building Evacuation Plan for Emergencies and Disasters. Emergency Management Director William Schwindamann Jr. recommended a step increase for Emergency Management Office Clerk Carly Tyler from Clerk 1, Step 1 at $11.95 an hour to Clerk I, Step II at $12.29 an hour. Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve the step increase for Emergency Management Office Clerk Carly Tyler from Clerk 1, Step 1 at $11.95 an hour to Clerk I, Step II at $12.29 an hour effective April 1, 2011. Unanimous.

Agency on Aging Director Heather Ruhkamp met with the Board. Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell, R to approve the following purchase orders. Unanimous.

Hooyer Construction, Marysville, KS

for roof repair

$715.00-Agency on Aging fund-P.O. # 3914

Dave’s Hardware, Axtell, KS

for 25 cubic foot refrigerator

$1,240.00-Kitchen Equip. and Agency on Aging fund-P.O. # 3831

Agency on Aging Director Heather Ruhkamp informed the Board that she wants to start the Meals on Wheels program in Beattie effective April 1, 2011

Agency on Aging Director Heather Ruhkamp recommended a pay increase for Agency on Aging clerk Sharon Peeks from Clerk II, Step I at $12.57 an hour to Agency on Aging Office Manager at $14.14 an hour effective April 1, 2011. The Board asked that Heather come back at the year anniversary of Sharon’s last pay increase to have further discussion.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to go into executive session for ten minutes at 9:30 a.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with Agency on Aging Director Heather Ruhkamp and County Attorney Laura Johnson –McNish present. Unanimous.

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

Marysville Township Officers Sue Grauer, Ralph Plegge, and John Howard met with the Board to discuss the drainage on Limestone Road between 12th and 13th Roads.

Elm Creek Township Trustee Tim Downard; Elm Creek Treasurer Stephen Gadusek; Elm Creek Clerk Kurt Staggenborg; Louie Ring, Marysville; Jordon Ring, Marysville; Roger Ring, Marysville; Jeanette Borgerding, Blue Rapids; James N. Borgerding, Blue Rapids; James G. Borgerding, Marysville met with the Board to ask that they reconsider the permanent closure of the bridge on Quiver Road in Section 35 of Elm Creek Township. No action was taken.

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

Omaha Slings, Omaha, NE

for 500 ft. of wire rope

$1,156.05-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 106547

BAT Tire Company, Frankfort, KS

for tires

$1,520.00-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 106579

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig presented the following bids for Bi-Annual Bridge inspection for the 390 County structures:

Schwab and Eaton, P.A., Manhattan, KS – $74.00 per bridge

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve Schwab Eaton, P.A., Manhattan, KS the Bi-Annual bridge inspection at $74.00 a structure for the County. Unanimous.

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig discussed with the Board the change of patching the roads this summer using cold mix and a motor grader rather than a lay down machine and hot pix. The Board asked Public Works Administrator Mike Craig to go out for bid for bulk cold mix materials to change from cold to hot mix application.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to sign a document removing the following two bridges from the County’s inventory with the Kansas Department of Transportation. Unanimous.

10.7-R.5 Location 1.5 S. 3.5E of Schroyer

13.7-K Location 1.0N 1.2W of Home

Health Nurse Sue Rhodes met with the Board. Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve the Chairman signing the 2011-2012 application for Health Department grants through the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Unanimous.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to go into executive session for five minutes at 11:20 a.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with County Clerk Sonya L. Stohs and County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish present. Unanimous.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the following 2010 abatements with a value of 12,689 with a total tax of $2,105.98. Unanimous.

County Treasurer Linda Weber met with the Board at their request to discuss the $35.00 county processing fee for Motor Carrier IRP.

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 and Community Development Coordinator Juanita McCune met with the Board with a weekly update.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the Neighborhood Revitalization application for Gary and Mark Mason, Marysville as long as when the County Appraiser office goes to take preconstruction pictures that no construction has been started. Unanimous.

 Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the Neighborhood Revitalization application for Lawrence and JoAnn Ronnebaum, Axtell with the preconstruction pictures that were provided by the applicant. Unanimous.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to go into executive session for fifteen minutes at 12:33 p.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with County Clerk Sonya L. Stohs present. Unanimous. Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to extend executive session for ten minutes at 12:48 p.m. for the same reason with the same persons present. Unanimous.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to adjourn at 12:56 p.m. Unanimous. The next scheduled meeting will be Monday, March 28, 2011 starting at 9:00 a.m.

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