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Marshall County Board Minutes – Windfarm Suspended

December 19, 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,CountyClerkpresent.

 

The meeting was called to order at9:00 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.

 

Emergency Management Director William Schwindamann Jr. met with the Board.  Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to appoint Bill Schwindamann and Carly Tyler to be theMarshallCounty’s Exercise Program managers.  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 ten minutes at9:04 a.m.to discuss matters of pending litigation with County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish present.  Unanimous. 

 

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve Resolution #11-12-19-1 transferring up to $10,000.00 from the County General (Emergency Management) fund to the Emergency Management Capital Outlay fund.  Unanimous. 

 

District Court Clerk Nancy Koch met with the Board to discuss purchasing a shredder.  Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the following purchase order.  Unanimous. 

 

                        Quill.com, Philadelphia, PA

                        for shredder

                        $1,199.99-County Equipment fund-P.O. # 4075

 

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the following 2011 abatements with a value of 5,088 and a total tax of $649.25.  Unanimous.

 

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve Resolution #11-12-19-2   transferring up to $2,000.00 from the Appraiser fund to the Appraiser Capital Outlay fund.  Unanimous. 

 

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

 

McBattas Packaging and Printing, Fairbury, NE

                        for 6000 envelopes for CVN’s

                        $552.96-Appraiser fund-P.O. # 4079

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. 

 

National Sign Co.,Ottawa,KS

                        for signs

                        $1,329.50-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 107638

 

                        Newman Signs,Jamestown,ND

                        for signs, letters, and brackets

                        $4,199.40-E-911 fund-P.O. # 107637

 

                        Foley Industries,Wichita,KS

                        for troubleshoot engine oil sensor and replace bypass valves

                        $1,339.46-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 107639

 

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to go into executive session for fifteen minutes at 9:50 a.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with Public Works Administrator Mike Craig and Public Works Coordinating Supervisor Larry Polson present.  Unanimous.  Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell extend executive session for five minutes at 10:05 a.m. for the same reasons with the same persons present.  Unanimous.

 

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig informed the Board of two retiring Supervisors Max Turnbull, Jr., Frankfort and William Yungeberg, Waterville effective December 31, 2011. 

 

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig recommended the following realignment of personnel in the Public Works Department:  Marysville Shop – Brad Armstrong from Senior Operator I at $13.75 an hour to Senior Operator II at $13.88 an hour;  Mike Griffee from Operator II at $13.24 an hour to Senior Operator I at $13.75 an hour; Frankfort Shop- Dave Younger from Senior Operator I at $13.75 an hour  to Supervisor at $15.70 an hour; Jim Boeckman from Operator II at $13.24 an hour to Senior Operator I at $13.75 an hour; Waterville Shop – Colby Hearn from Senior Operator I at $13.75 an hour to Supervisor at $15.70 an hour; Bill Orr from Operator II at $13.24 an hour to Senior Operator II at $13.88 an hour; Bridge Crew – Tony Mann from Operator II at 13.24 an hour to Senior Operator I at $13.75 an hour; Transfer Station-Kuert Giebler from Operator II at $13.24 an hour to a new position to be created Transfer Station Manager at $13.88 an hour .  Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the creation of a Transfer Station Manager position on the pay scale at $13.88 an hour.  Unanimous.  Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the following realignment of personnel in the Public Works Department:  Marysville Shop – Brad Armstrong from Senior Operator I at $13.75 an hour to Senior Operator II at $13.88 an hour;  Mike Griffee from Operator II at $13.24 an hour to Senior Operator I at $13.75 an hour; Frankfort Shop- Dave Younger from Senior Operator I at $13.75 an hour  to Supervisor at $15.70 an hour; Jim Boeckman from Operator II at $13.24 an hour to Senior Operator I at $13.75 an hour; Waterville Shop – Colby Hearn from Senior Operator I at $13.75 an hour to Supervisor at $15.70 an hour; Bill Orr from Operator II at $13.24 an hour to Senior Operator II at $13.88 an hour; Bridge Crew – Tony Mann from Operator II at $13.24 an hour to Senior Operator I at $13.75 an hour; Transfer Station-Kuert Giebler from Operator II at $13.24 an hour to a new position to be created Transfer Station Manager at $13.88 an hour with a 90 day probation period for the newly appointed Public Works Supervisors and Transfer Station Manager effective January 1, 2012 .   Unanimous.  

 

Thomas R. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to allow the Public Works Department to advertise for two employees on the bridge crew that would report to Waterville Shop.

 

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

 

                        Central Restaurant Products,Indianapolis,IN

                        for Bunn automatic coffee brewer

                        $725.49-Title III C fund-P.O. # 3833

 

Sheriff Daniel A. Hargrave met with the Board to present the following bids for financing the two Dodge Chargers:

 

State Bank of Blue Rapids, Blue Rapids, KS:  4.75% interest for 60 months  

                        United Bank and Trust, Marysville, KS:  3.49% interest for 60 months

 

Sheriff Daniel A. Hargrave recommended the bid from United Bank & Trust in Marysville at 3.49% interest for 60 months.  Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve the bid and recommendation from United Bank & Trust in Marysville at 3.49% interest for 60 months for the two Dodge Chargers for the Sheriff’s Department.  Unanimous.    

 

The Board went and viewed a Neighborhood Revitalization project to verify how much of the project had been started.   

 

Agency on Aging Director Heather Ruhkamp met with the Board.  Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve moving Sheryl Rengstorf from part-time Nutrition Site with no benefits to Nutrition Site Step II at $10.63 an hour with KPERS benefits effective January 1, 2012. 

 

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

 

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

 

The Board had a conference call with RPM Access representatives George Black and Felix Friedman to discuss the Marshall Wind Energy, LLC project, the potential road agreement and how the project is suspended until mid February at this time.    

 

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve the Neighborhood Revitalization application for Amoco Food Shop-Harrington Oil Co., Frankfort, KS with the preconstruction pictures that were provided by the applicant and the Neighborhood Revitalization application for Steve Moser, Robert and Bernice Moser Trust with the preconstruction pictures that were provided by the applicant with exception of the concrete foundation that was already completed.  Unanimous.

 

The Board placed a call to Brett Parker, Waterville at his request to discuss to replacing a gate with two new swinging gates on Zenith Road in Cottage Hill Township between Sections 11 and 2.  The Board said they would view the situation no action was taken.

 

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to adjourn the meeting at 12:12 p.m.  Unanimous.  The next scheduled meeting will be Tuesday, December 27, 2011 starting at 9:00 a.m. 

 

The Courthouse will be closed at noon on Thursday December 22, all day December 23rd and 26th.

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