March 12, 2012
The Board of Marshall County Commissioners met in regular adjourned session with Thomas K. Holle Chairman; Charles R. Loiseau and Robert S. Connell 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 Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell. Unanimous.
Agency on Aging Director Heather Ruhkamp met with the Board. Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to go into executive session for twenty minutes at 9:02 a.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with Agency on Aging Director Heather Ruhkamp present. Unanimous.
Agency on Aging Director Heather Ruhkamp informed the Board that the umbrella that the Nutrition Site is currently under will be changing to be called Aging and Disability Resource Centers instead Area Agency on Aging Centers which will now combine with Medicad Services. This change will put more of the tax burden on the local level as more clients will be served with no additional State funds. With these changes the County is looking to be forced to increase rates and limit services that they are currently offering.
Public Works Administrator Mike Craig and Public Works Coordinating Supervisor Larry Polson met with the Board.
Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the following 2011 abatement with a value of 14,038 with a total tax of $2,318.83. Unanimous.
Terry Hughes, Marysville met with the Board to discuss his concerns with the County portion of Intangible Tax.
Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the Neighborhood Revitalization application for Justin and Evangeline Armstrong, Frankfort with the preconstruction pictures that were provided by the applicant. Unanimous.
Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve the following purchase orders. Unanimous.
Foley Industries, Wichita, KS
for generator repairs
$582.31-911 Local fund-P.O. # 4053
Coast to Coast Solutions, Birmingham, AL
for caution tape
$612.40-Emergency Management Grant fund-P.O. # 4018
Election Systems & Software, Chicago, IL
for software maintenance agreement
$3,400.00-Election Reserve fund-P.O. # 4118
Mail Finance, Chicago, IL
for mail machine lease
$1,090.62-General (Courthouse) fund-P.O. # 4126
Gall’s LLC, Chicago, IL
for 2 light bars
$899.21-General (Sheriff) fund-P.O. # 4054
Ka-Comm, Inc., Salina, KS
for 2 gun mounts
$900.00-General (Sheriff) fund-P.O. # 4055
KCAMP, Topeka, KS
for 2012 Liability Insurance
$55,930.00-Liability fund-P.O. # 4119
Haug Communications, Seneca, KS
for invertor/power supply
$900.00-General (Emergency Management) fund-P.O. # 4120
Emergency Management Director William Schwindamann Jr. met with the Board. Charles R. Loiseau, moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to have the Chairman sign the form to continue to have William Schwindamann Jr. serve on the Northeast Kansas Incident Management Team. Unanimous.
County Appraiser Janet Duever met with the Board at their request to discuss a question they had on Neighborhood Revitalization.
County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish met with the Board.
Economic Development Director George McCune and Community Development Coordinator Juanita McCune met with the Board to give them a weekly update.
Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve the vouchers, as presented, and issue warrants from the respective funds. Unanimous.
Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to adjourn the meeting at 12:25 p.m. Unanimous. The next meeting will be Monday, March 19, 2012 starting at 9:00 a.m.