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Board of Marshall County Commissioners Meeting Minutes

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.

County Appraiser Janet Duever placed a call to the Board to recommend the hiring of Mandy Koch, Marysville to fill the vacated position in her office at Clerk I, Step I at $12.24 an hour effective July 1, 2011.  Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the hiring of Mandy Koch, Marysville to the vacated position in the Appraiser office at Clerk I, Step I at $12.24 an hour effective July 1, 2011.  Unanimous.

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

Coast to Coast Solutions for caution, fire, and biohazard tape. $771.48-EMPG grant-P.O. # 3934.

Max Fire Apparatus, Inc. for 2-emergency scene ahead signs. $598.33-Emergency Management fund-P.O. # 3931.

  • Glaxo Smith Kline, Atlanta, GA for private vaccine. $1,425.50-Health fund-P.O. # 3882.
  • Sanofi Pasteur, Chicago, IL for private vaccine. $3,100.23-Health fund-P.O. # 3883.
  • Audio Video Supply, for security cameras. $705.92-General (Sheriff) fund-P.O. # 3922.
  • Underground Vaults and Storage, Hutchinson, KS for 113 boxes of files to the salt mine storage. $1,642.33-General (District Court) fund-P.O. # 3847

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig met with the Board to discuss the road records of Harvest Road showing that it ends at the half mile line between Section 9 and 16 of Marysville Township.

Blue River Rail Trail representatives Mike Stech and Steve O’Neal met with the Board to discuss the concerns with the talk of the landowner putting a gate across the property line on Harvest Road east of the trail which is on the rail bed.

The Board placed a call to Norm Bowers, Kansas Association of Counties Road Specialist to ask about the road and he says that if it has been used as a road and maintained as a road then it is a road.

County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish met with the Board to discuss the Harvest Road situation.

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig met with the Board.

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

  • Mike’s OK Tires, Marysville, KS for tires. $520.80-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 107255.
  • Husker Steel, Columbus, OH for steel materials pkg. $22,909.00-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 107254.
  • Husker Steel, Columbus, OH for steel materials pkg. $23,482.00-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 107253.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve signing the Authority to Award Contract Commitment of County funds for the Oketo Road project (58C-4369-01) with the Kansas Department of Transportation.  Unanimous.  The total cost of the project is $1,800,240.62 with the estimated County share as $384,000.00.

Lloyd Shubkagel, Historical Society met with the Board to ask for the same appropriation of $12,000.00 for the 2012 budget which is the same as the 2011 budget.

Marshall County Extension Agent Michael Vogt, KSU Extension NE Director Dale Fjell, Extension Board members Allen Harries, Craig Morton, Jan Lindhorst, Deb Dwerlkotte, Barry Jones, and Marshall County Extension Agent Susie Latta met with the Board to present their 2012 budget request in the amount of $148,000.00 which is an increase of $5,850.00 from the 2011 budget request.

Attorney Darold Bolton, Fire District #8 representatives Richard Buessing and Frank Kohake met with the Board to have a Resolution signed to allow them the enter into a Lease/Purchase Agreement on a fire truck.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve Resolution # 11-06-13-1 relating to Lease/Purchase Agreement for Rural Fire Department #8.  Unanimous.

Sheriff Daniel A. Hargrave met with the Board to present the Sheriff Department 2012 budget in the amount of $973,970.92 which is a decrease of $788.08 from the 2011 budget request.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to go into executive session for five minutes at 11:15 a.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with Sheriff Daniel A. Hargrave present.  Unanimous.

Robert Peschel, Marysville observed the meeting.

Clerk of the District Court Nancy Koch met with the Board to present the 2012 District Court budget in the amount of $114,073.00 which is an increase of $2,600.00 from the 2011 budget.

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

Emergency Management Director William Schwindamann Jr. met with the Board to present the 2012 Emergency Management budget in the amount of $82,840.00 which is an increase of $170.00 from the 2011 budget.

Agency on Aging Director Heather Ruhkamp met with the Board to present the 2012 Agency on Aging budget in the amount of $188,717.00 which is an increase of $2,050.00 from the 2011 budget.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve the Neighborhood Revitalization application for Kim Holle, Marysville, KS with the preconstruction pictures that were provided by the applicant.  Unanimous.

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

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to adjourn at 12:45 p.m.  Unanimous.  The next scheduled meeting will be Monday, June 20, 2011 starting at 9:00 a.m.

About Derek Nester

Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communication. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. 6 radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production assistant for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on 69 radio stations across 9 Midwest states.