May 29, 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 seconded by Robert S. Connell. Unanimous.
Sheriff Daniel A. Hargrave met with the Board to inform them that the Sheriff’s Department was approved for a Rhino Law Loan Program which gives the Department use of a new Yamaha Rhino for six months a year from Brooks Yamaha in Manhattan. The Rhino Loan Program does not provide a trailer for the Yamaha Rhino and Dan received a quote from Blue Valley Trailers, Waterville for a 6X10 Top Hat trailer for $900.00.
Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve the purchase of a 6X10 Top Hat trailer for $900.00 from Blue Valley Trailers, Waterville. Unanimous.
Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the following purchase orders. Unanimous.
Inclusion Solutions, Evanston, IL
for 8-totem pockets
$1,088.00-Election Reserve fund-P.O. # 4191
Wyeth, Dallas, TX
for private vaccine
$4,741.84-Health fund-P.O. # 4112
Merck, Carols Stream, IL
for private vaccine
$4,429.05-Health fund-P.O. # 4113
Brown County Treasurer, Hiawatha, KS
for share of 4-County budget
$642.98-General (District Court) fund-P.O. # 4160
Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the Neighborhood Revitalization application for Leo and Sharon Luttjohann, Axtell, KS with the preconstruction pictures that were provided by the applicant. Unanimous.
Marysville Township Clerk John Howard met with the Board.
Commissioner Connell made the following statement:
“The Claeys Family, representing the Claeys Family Trust, has been here several times to inquire why the public can use their private property as a road when it is their private property.
For the record, we as the county commissioners need to show respect to them as landowners and give them an honest response to their inquiry.
We have no authority to change the ownership of the Claeys’s property.
As Charlie and I have said, “We do not have a dog in this fight.” We do not have the authority to declare the landowners’ property that extends beyond the ½ mile mark on Harvest Road west of 10th Road a road; it is not a road. Our county advisor, amongst others, has not found any legal documentation that shows that Harvest Road goes beyond ½ mile west of 10th Road. The Claeys’s property is the Claeys Trust’s deeded land. This property has been used and maintained by the Claeys family for their private use for decades. It is not our right or anyone else’s right to take it away from them or tell them that they cannot protect the land that they hold the deed to.
The township board has stated that they have not been maintaining the Claeys’s property as a road.”
Vicki Gross, Marysville joined the meeting at 9:40 a.m.
Public Works Administrator Mike Craig and Public Works Coordinating Supervisor Larry Polson met with the Board.
Public Works Administrator Mike Craig recommended step increases for bridge crew Parker Price, Marysville and Dakota Tormondson from Probation Laborer at $12.69 an hour to Laborer I at $13.29 an hour effective June 1, 2012. Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve step increases for bridge crew Parker Price, Marysville and Dakota Tormondson from Probation Laborer at $12.69 an hour to Laborer I at $13.29 an hour effective June 1, 2012. Unanimous.
Glen Griffee, Marysville met with the Board to ask to be reinstated into the Neighborhood Revitalization program. The Board declined the request.
County Health Nurse Sue Rhodes met with the Board.
Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to go into executive session for ten minutes at 10:40 a.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with County Health Nurse Sue Rhodes present. Unanimous.
County Health Nurse Sue Rhodes recommended Lisa Kenworthy, Blue Rapids be moved from part-time RN to full-time RN at $18.50 an hour because of the Health Department applying for accreditation and the increase of 75 toe nail clients. The Board tabled the issue till next week.
County Health Nurse Sue Rhodes informed the Board that the fee for toe nail clipping will go from $5.00 to $10.00.
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 Robert S. Connell to approve the following purchase order. Unanimous.
Coast to Coast Solutions, Bartlett, TN
for strobe lights
$1,275.75-911 grant-P.O. # 4121
Charles R. Loiseau 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.
Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve the vouchers, as presented, and issue manual warrants from the respective funds. Unanimous.
County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish met with the Board to present a draft copy of a Motor Vehicle Use Policy. They will review the policy and make a decision next week.
Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to adjourn the meeting at 11:50 a.m. Unanimous. The next scheduled meeting will be Monday, June 4, 2012 starting at 9:00 a.m.