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The Board of Marshall County Commissioners

May 23, 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.

Robert Schmelzle, Axtell; Jason Heinen, Axtell; Bobbi Zimmerling, Marysville; Tim Wanklyn, Frankfort; Ted Nemec, Marysville; Steve Shubkagel, Frankfort; Brian Winkler, Marysville; Robin Koch, Axtell; Jenny Mathewson, Axtell; Richard Nietfeld, Marysville; Loren Schmelzle, Axtell; John Huninghake, Frankfort; Ann Mann, Waterville; Carolyn Jones, Beattie; Tammy Parker, Waterville; County Treasurer Linda Weber, County Appraiser Janet Duever, and County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish met with the Board to discuss their Neighborhood Revitalization applications as they did not have their taxes paid in full as of the unpaid report printed on May 13, 2011. The Board had sent out a letter to all unpaid applicants asking them to meet with them from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. to discuss the reasons for the unpaid taxes and why they should be allowed to stay in the program. After much discussion within the group the Board took the following actions or lack thereof:

Charles R. Loiseau moved to allow everyone that came to the meeting today to continue in the Neighborhood Revitalization program if there taxes are paid in full by the time they leave the Courthouse today. Motion died for a lack of second.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to allow everyone that came to the meeting today to continue in the Neighborhood Revitalization program if there taxes are paid in full by the time they leave the Courthouse and that they had not been late on last year’s taxes. Unanimous. The Board stressed the need for taxes to be paid in full on time with all parcels and personal property in order to stay in the program.

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

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

Schell Farm & Construction, Marysville, KS

for machine hire

$690.00-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 106699

Richard Petr, Blue Rapids met with the Board.

Agency on Aging Director Heather Ruhkamp met with the Board to discuss raising the price for Marshall County bus rides from $1.00 a bus to $1.50 which would make the bus ticket from $20.00 to $30.00 effective July 1, 2011. Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the following increase in the price for Marshall County bus rides from $1.00 a bus to $1.50 which would make the bus ticket from $20.00 to $30.00 effective July 1, 2011. Unanimous.

Agency on Aging Director Heather Ruhkamp also discussed some cosmetic and flooring issues in the Helvering Center that need repair. The Board asked Heather to place a bid request in the paper for the repairs that need to be made at the Helvering Center.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the voucher for the Home Sewer District and instruct the County Treasurer to pay these bills out of funds available for this purpose. Unanimous.

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

Audio Video Supply, Inc., San Diego, CA

for security cameras

$680.00-General (Sheriff) fund-P.O. # 3920

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve the Neighborhood Revitalization application for Justin Koch, Axtell with the preconstruction pictures that were provided by the applicant ; the Neighborhood Revitalization application for Zach and Rachel Wanklyn, Winifred with the preconstruction pictures that were provided by the applicant, the Neighborhood Revitalization application for David Mayer, Marysville with the preconstruction pictures that were provided by the applicant, the Neighborhood Revitalization application for Brandon and Tracy Vering, Marysville with the preconstruction pictures that were provided by the applicant, the Neighborhood Revitalization application for Aaron and Kelly Gee, Marysville with the preconstruction pictures that were provided by the applicant. Unanimous.

Robert Peschel, Marysville met with the Board.

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

The Board opened the following bids for a 9’ wide by 48’ long steel storage container that has interior HAZ MAT lighting located at to 744 Pony Express Hwy:

Rick Blumer, Marysville, KS – $594.36

Charlie Loiseau, Frankfort, KS – $700.00

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to accept the high bid from Charles R. Loiseau, Frankfort, KS in the amount of $700.00. Loiseau refrained. Motion carried.

Sheriff Daniel A. Hargrave met with the Board to recommend hiring Gail Woodyard, Marysville for Correction Officer Probation at $11.65 an hour effective June 6, 2011. Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the hiring of , R to approve the hiring of Gail Woodyard, Marysville for Correction Officer Probation at $11.65 an hour effective June 6, 2011.

Sheriff Daniel A. Hargrave also recommended the hiring of Jonathan Rahe, Hanover as a part-time per required need with no benefits Corrections Officer/Dispatcher at $11.65 an hour effective May 25, 2011. Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve hiring of Jonathan Rahe, Hanover as a part-time per required need with no benefits Corrections Officer/Dispatcher at $11.65 an hour effective May 25, 2011. Unanimous.

Sheriff Daniel A. Hargrave to recommend the following step increase for Correction Officers Dave Baier, Waterville and Chance Hartner, Beattie from Corrections Officer Probation at $11.65 an hour to Corrections Officer at $11.85 an hour effective June 1, 2011. Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the step increases for Correction Officers Dave Baier, Waterville and Chance Hartner, Beattie from Corrections Officer Probation at $11.65 an hour to Corrections Officer at $11.85 an hour effective June 1, 2011. Unanimous.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to go into executive session for ten minutes at 12:07 p.m. to discuss possible land acquision. Unanimous.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to adjourn at 12:17 p.m. Unanimous. The next scheduled meeting will be Tuesday, May 31, 2011 starting at 9:00 a.m.

The Courthouse will be closed Monday, May 30, 2011 to observe Memorial Day.

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