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Marshall County Commissioners Deny SRS Office Funding

September 12, 2011

The Board of Marshall County Commissioners met in regular adjourned session with Charles R. Loiseau, Chairman; Thomas K. Holle and Robert S. Connell member; 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.

County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish met with the Board.

County Custodian Lou Wassenberg met with the Board to present the following bids for the 11 trees to be trimmed around the Courthouse:

Kurtz Tree Service, Marysville, KS – $1,000.00

Gudenkauf Tree Service, Seneca, KS – $345.00

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the bid from Gudenkauf Tree Service, Seneca, KS in the amount of $345.00. Unanimous.

Marysville City Mayor Bill Phillipi met with the Board to discuss the funding requested to assist in keeping the local SRS office open.

Pawnee Mental Health Board member Lucy Papes met with the Board to ask them to sign a proclamation making September recovery month for Pawnee Mental Health in Marshall County. Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the Proclamation making September recovery month for Pawnee Mental Health in Marshall County. Unanimous.

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig, Public Works Coordinating Supervisor Larry Polson and Foley Equipment representative Joe Schmidtlein met with the Board to discuss motor grader options for the CAT motor graders from tier 3 to tier 4.

County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish and Public Works Administrator Mike Craig met with the Board to discuss the road agreement for the Marshall County Wind Farm.

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

Schwab Eaton, P.A., Manhattan, KS

for biennial bridge inspection

$28,860.00-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 107412

Schwab Eaton, P.A., Manhattan, KS

for engineering services

$8,192.50-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 107411

Husker Steel, Columbus, NE

for steel

$2,690.00-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 107313

Marysville Ready Mix, Marysville, KS

for concrete

$792.00-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 107414

Floyd’s Truck Repair, Sabetha, KS

for cam sensor and parts

$525.35-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 107410

Star Programming, Danville, KS

for service agreement

$1,000.00-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 107413

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve the signing of the Local off System Bridge Program Agreement for a structure 3.5 miles south and 1.5 west of Vliets in Vermillion Township. Unanimous.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to go into executive session for ten minutes at 10:17 a.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with Public Works Administrator Mike Craig present at his request. Unanimous.

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig informed the Board that Public Works laborer Matt Bergman turned in his two weeks notice and Public Works Administrator Mike Craig asked to advertise to fill the vacated position. Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to allow Public Works Administrator Mike Craig to advertise for the newly vacated Public Works laborer position made by Matt Bergmann giving his two week notice. Unanimous.

Blue Valley Telecommunications Business Account Representative Chad Hiltgen met with the Board to discuss what Blue Valley can offer the County for long distance phone service.

Agency on Aging Director Heather Ruhkamp met with the Board.

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

Dusin Enterprises, Inc., Washington, KS

for tile in the Agency on Aging kitchen

$4,899.96-Agency on Aging fund-P.O. # 3947

Agency on Aging Director Heather Ruhkamp informed the Board that Marysville Nutrition Site Office Manager Sharon Peeks gave her two weeks notice and asked permission to advertise to fill the vacancy. Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to allow Agency on Aging Director Heather Ruhkamp to advertise for the newly vacated Marysville Nutrition Site Office Manager position made by Sharon Peeks giving her two week notice. Unanimous.

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig met with the Board.

The Board placed a call to the Washington County Commissioners to discuss the bridge repair project on a shared bridge project on the County line.

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

Blue Valley Telecom, Home, KS

for annual tower rent

$750.00-911 Local fund-P.O. # 3998

US Cellular, St. Louis, MO

for annual tower rent

$1,200.00-911 Local fund-P.O. # 4000

Water Conditioning of Seneca, Seneca, KS

for computer regulator on water softner

$1,019.75-General (Sheriff) fund-P.O. # 3980

Dane’s Automotive, Waterville, KS

for tires

$587.36-General (Sheriff) fund-P.O. # 3979

Sanofi Pasteur, Chicago, IL

for private vaccine

$4,133.63-Health fund-P.O. # 3961

Glaxo Smith Kline, Atlanta, GA

for private vaccine

$1,770.00-Health fund-P.O. # 3960

Shawnee County, Topeka, KS

for coroner call

$729.00-General (District Court) fund-P.O. # 4021

Mail Finance, San Francisco, CA

for Oct-Dec lease agreement

$650.61-General (Courthouse) fund-P.O. # 4022

360 Energy Solutions, Lawrence, KS

for energy audit

$13,963.60-General (Building) fund-P.O. # 4023

Sanofi Pasteur, Inc., Chicago, IL

for private vaccine

$14,913.29-Health fund-P.O. # 3962

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve the Neighborhood Revitalization application for Carla Grund, Marysville, KS with the preconstruction pictures that were provided by the applicant; the Neighborhood Revitalization application for Ronald Feldhausen, Marysville, KS with the preconstruction pictures that were provided by the applicant; and the Neighborhood Revitalization application for Lynn Hermesch, Home, KS with the preconstruction pictures that were provided by the applicant. Unanimous.

Robert Peschel, Marysville was present to observe the meeting.

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

Economic Development Director George McCune, Community Development Coordinator Juanita McCune and Marysville City Mayor Bill Phillipi met with the Board to discuss the requesting funding for the local SRS office. Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to not help in funding the SRS office at this time. Motion carried. Commissioner Loiseau abstained.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve allowing the Neighborhood Revitalization application for William Wilson, Marysville with the knowledge that the property is in a Donna J. and Delmar E. Wilson Trust, but he will retain ownership of the land in question in the trust. Unanimous.

At 1:15 p.m. the Board attended a close door meeting with Economic Development Director George McCune, Community Development Coordinator Juanita McCune, Marysville City Mayor Bill Phillipi, Rob Peschel, Marysville and U.S. Senator Jerry Moran’s District Representative Elizabeth Patton they returned to the Commissioner meeting at 2:10 p.m.

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 Robert S. Connell to adjourn the meeting at 2:45 p.m. Unanimous. The next scheduled meeting will be Monday, September 19, 2011 starting at 9:00 a.m.

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