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7/25/11 Marshall Co. Commissioners Minutes

July 25, 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 Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell. Unanimous.

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

Knott’s Painting, Marysville, KS
for paint and repair work at Helvering Center
$5,034.00-Agency on Aging fund-P.O. # 3946

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to go into executive session for fifteen minutes at 9:03 a.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with Agency on Aging Director Heather Ruhkamp and County Clerk Sonya L. Stohs present. Unanimous.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to allow Agency on Aging Director Heather Ruhkamp to advertise for a full-time bus driver to replace Inez Hermesch that will be retiring in September.

Commissioner Connell asked Agency on Aging Director Heather Ruhkamp about how many radios she has on her inventory and if they are all in use. The Board asked that she look at the radios and if there are some that are not in use then we need to deem them surplus.

Robert S. Connell moved, Charles R. Loiseau to go into executive session for ten minutes at 9:25 a.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish present. Unanimous. County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish recommended Michelle Giebler, Marysville to fill a new part-time position as office clerk at $11.95 an hour for no more than 70 hours per month effective August 1, 2011. Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve hiring Michelle Giebler, Marysville to fill a new part-time position as office clerk at $11.95 an hour for no more than 70 hours per month effective August 1, 2011. Unanimous.

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 orders. Unanimous.

Marysville Ready Mix, Inc., Marysville, KS
for concrete
$792.00-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 107354

Foley Industries, Topeka, KS
for replacing receiver dryer and Freon
$588.02-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 107356

At 10:00 a.m. the Board conducted a road closing for the following road:

Gary and Beth Warders were present for the hearing.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve signing Resolution # 11-07-25-1 to vacate the following portion of a road in Section 36, Walnut Township, Marshall County, Kansas described in Marshall County Road Records 142C and 185F. Unanimous. The following is a description:

Begininning at a point on a Road Record 142C twenty five (25) feet South of the North section line of Section 36, Township 3 South, Range 6 East, THENCE running in a South Southwesterly direction to a point where Road Record 185F intersects the East-West one sixteeth (1/16th) section line running through the Southwest quarter (SW ¼) AND Southeast quarter (SE ¼) of said Section 36; being 1320 feet more or less, North of the South line of said Section 36-T3S-R6E.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to go into executive session for ten minutes at 10:20 a.m. to discuss matters of possible land acquisition with Public Works Administrator Mike Craig present. Unanimous.

Emergency Management Director William Schwindamann Jr. met with the Board to present the following bids for a new voice recording system for the dispatch office:

Voice Products, Inc., Wichita, KS – 12 channel system in the amount of $12,009.00

DSS Corporation, Southfield, MI – 16 channel system in the amount of $17,520.00
12 channel system in the amount of $15,830.00

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the following purchase order. Unanimous.

Electrolife Battery,
for replacement batteries
$835.25-911 funds-P.O. # 3939

County Appraiser Janet Duever met with the Board to present the following bids for three computers for her office:

Network Computer Solution, Manhattan, KS
3 – HP Compaq Elite 8100-CMT with 4 GB of memory – $3,409.15

Central Office Supply, Clay Center, KS
3 – HP Compaq Elite 8100-CMT with 4 GB of memory – $3,662.50

Manatron, Hays, KS
3 – Dell Optiplex with 8 GB of memory – $4,570.00

Dell,
3 – Dell Optiplex 990 mini tower with 4 GB of memory – $4,302.00

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the bid from Network Computer Solution, Manhattan, KS in the amount $3,409.15 for three HP Compaq Elite 8100-CMT with 4GB memory. Unanimous.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve the purchase order. Unanimous.

Network Computer Solutions, Manhattan, KS
for three HP Compaq computers
$3,409.15-County Appraiser fund-P.O. # 3996

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve the Neighborhood Revitalization application for Ron and Kim Prothe, Marysville with the preconstruction pictures that were provided by the applicant. Unanimous.

County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish met with the Board.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to go into executive session for five minutes at 11:06 a.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish present. Unanimous.

Economic Development Director George McCune, Community Development Coordinator Juanita McCune, RPM Access representatives George Black, and Aaron Taylor met with the Board and Felix Friedman was via phone to discuss the payment in lieu of taxes agreement between Marshall Wind Energy, LLC and the Board of Marshall County, Kansas.
Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to sending the letter written by Economic Development Director George McCune in support in preventing the Federal Communication Commission from implementing a plan that we believe will be detrimental to small rural telephone and quality broadband providers throughout our County and the State of Kansas. Unanimous.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve the County’s share of payrolls and related vouchers, as presented, processed the motor vehicle payroll and issued manual warrants from the respective funds. Unanimous.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle 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 order. Unanimous.

Brown County Treasurer, Hiawatha, KS
for share of 4-County budget
$631.33-General (District Court) fund-P.O. # 3992

County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish met with the Board.

Sheriff Daniel A. Hargrave met with the Board.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to go into executive session for five minutes at 12:40 p.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish and Sheriff Daniel A. Hargrave present. Unanimous.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to adjourn the meeting at 1:00 p.m. Unanimous. The next scheduled meeting will be Monday, August 1, 2011 starting at 9:00 a.m.

About Kevin Rippe

Kevin Rippe was born in Marysville and moved to Smith Center at the age of 1, then graduated from Smith Center High School in 1995. He graduated from Cloud County Community College in 1997, and joined the staff of KKAN/KQMA radio in Phillipsburg a year later. Since June of 2011 Kevin has been with us here at Your Country KNDY. You can hear Kevin on daily news reports, as well as calling area high school football and basketball. Kevin lives in Marysville with his wife Melissa, and 4 children Brennen, Jacob, Bailee, and Joshua.