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Marshall County Board Minutes

October 3, 2011

The Board of Marshall County Commissioners met in regular 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.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to go into executive session for ten minutes at 9:03 a.m. to discuss matters of possible litigation with County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish present. Unanimous.

County Health Nurse Sue Rhodes met with the Board to give them an update on the remodeling project, brick work and to discuss the drive thru flu shot clinic across from Valley Vet in the vacant parking lot.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the Home City Sewer bills and pay them from the appropriate funds available. Unanimous.

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

Ka-Comm, Inc., Salina, KS

for duplexer tuning and repeater checks

$1,757.00-911 Local fund-P.O. # 4012

 

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

The Board placed a call to Agency on Aging Director Heather Ruhkamp at her request to discuss allowing the exiting Office Manager Sharon Peeks to work up to an additional 20 hours to help train Agency on Agency Director Heather Ruhkamp on some monthly reporting procedures and to help with the transition to a new Office Manager. Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve allowing exiting Office Manager Sharon Peeks to work up to an additional 20 hours at $12.57 an hour to help train Agency on Agency Director Heather Ruhkamp on some monthly reporting procedures and to help with the transition to a new Office Manager. Unanimous.

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

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

Kan Equip, Inc., Marysville, KS

for 84” angle broom rental fee

$500.00-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. 107420

Dane’s Auto, Waterville, KS

for tires

$678.00-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 107344

Foley Industries, Wichita, KS

for resealing and hone 2 bucket cylinders

$2,150.24-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 107419

Mitchell Plumbing, Heating and AC, Inc., Frankfort, KS

for sewer repair at the Frankfort Shop

$1,367.29-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 107392

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig informed the Board that they closed the bridge located between Sections 14 and 15 of Vermillion Township on 23rd Road.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to go into executive session at the request of Public Works Administrator Mike Craig for five minutes at 10:05 a.m. to discuss non-elected personnel with Public Works Administrator Mike Craig present. Unanimous.

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig recommended to the Board an amendment to the handbook to require all Public Works employees to have a Class A Commercial driver’s license to be obtained by January 1, 2012. Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the amendment to the Marshall County Employee Handbook requiring all Public Works employees to have a Class A Commercial driver’s license. Unanimous. If they are a current employee and do not currently have a Class A Commercial License they have until January 1, 2012 to obtain one.

Sheriff Daniel Hargrave met with the Board. Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to go into executive session at the request of Sheriff Daniel Hargrave for ten minutes at 10:30 a.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with Sheriff Daniel Hargrave present. Unanimous.

County Sanitarian Gary May met with the Board.

The Board went to look at the entrance to the Booking room in the basement of the Sheriff’s Department and also went to look at the remodeling and brick project at the Health Department.

County Treasurer Linda Weber met with the Board to inform them that one of the Courthouse bonds are paid off.

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

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

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell that Chairman Charles R. Loiseau as the voting delegate and Robert S. Connell as the alternate voting delegate for the Annual Kansas Counties Association Multi-line Pool to be held in November. Unanimous.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to adjourn the meeting at 12:10 p.m. Unanimous. The next scheduled meeting will be Monday, October 10, 2011 starting at 9:00 a.m.

Commissioners Robert S. Connell and Thomas K. Holle, County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish and County Clerk Sonya L. Stohs went to a meeting at 1:30 p.m. in Blue Rapids City Township between Sections 23 and 24 on 12th Road.

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