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Marshall County Commissioners’ Meeting Minutes

 June 18, 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.

 

Agency on Aging Director Heather Ruhkamp met with the Board to present her 2013 budget request for Agency on Aging in the amount of $210,737.00 which is an increase of $16,670.00 from the 2012 budget.

 

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

 

                        National Business Furniture, Milwaukee, WI

                        for storage credenza

                        $549.00-Agency on Aging fund-P.O. # 4144

 

County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish met with the Board. 

 

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to go into executive session for five minutes at 9:25 a.m. to discuss matters of pending litigation with County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNIsh present.  Unanimous

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig met with the Board to present the following bridge package bids:

 

                        32 X 20 bridge package (Koelzer bridge)

                        Husker Steel, Columbus, NE – $27,686.00

                        Midwest Service and Sales, Schyuler, NE – $28,271.22

                        Oden Enterprises, Wahoo, NE – $30,500.00

 

                        20 X 20 bridge package (in Center Township on Matador Rd)

                        Husker Steel, Columbus, NE – $24,880.00

                        Midwest Service and Sales, Schyuler, NE – $25,039.89

                        Oden Enterprises, Wahoo, NE – $27,120.09

 

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve the low bids as recommended by Public Works Mike Craig from Husker Steel, Columbus, NE in the amounts of $27,686.00 and $24,880.00.  Unanimous. 

 

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

 

                        Husker Steel, Columbus, NE

                        for steel bridge package

                        $24,880.00-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 106962

 

                        Husker Steel, Columbus, NE

                        for steel bridge package

                        $27,686.00-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 106961

 

                        Dane’s Automotive, Waterville, KS

                        For tires, mounting, balancing, and disposal

                        $796.68-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 106871

 

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to go into executive session for fifteen minutes at 9:55 a.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with Public Works Administrator Mike Craig present.  Unanimous. 

 

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to have the Chairman sign a letter of support for the planned improvement project at the Marshall County Fair Grounds.  Unanimous. 

 

Vicki Gross, Marysville joined the meeting at 10:35 a.m. and left the meeting at 10:45 a.m.

 

County Health Nurse Sue Rhodes met with the Board and presented them with paperwork with her current RN’s and Social Worker education and what they do at the Health Department.  She also gave them a calendar of events for next year and what it takes to get the Health Department accredited. 

 

County Health Nurse Sue Rhodes presented three employment contracts for Board signature for the additional Nurse Practitioner’s that are working at the Health Department.  Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve signing the three employment contracts for Nurse Practitioner’s Julie Hammett, Abigail Kidwell, and Dana Scheele that work at the Health Department.  Unanimous.     

 

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to go into executive session for twenty minutes at 10:45 a.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with County Health Nurse Sue Rhodes and County Clerk Sonya L. Stohs present.  Unanimous. 

 

 

 

 

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve the following additions and changes to the Marshall County pay scale effective July 1, 2012.  Unanimous. 

 

                        RN/Social Worker, Probation:  $18.50

                        RN/Social Worker, Step 1:  $19.00

RN/Social Worker, Step 2:  $19.50

RN/Social Worker, Step 3:  $19.95

RN/Social Worker, Step 4:  $20.50

RN/Social Worker, Step 5:  $21.00

 

County Health Nurse Sue Rhodes recommended the following step raises for Tami Stowell, Frankfort from RN/Social Worker, Step 3 at $19.95 an hour to RN/Social Worker, Step 4 at $20.50 an hour; Cheryl Skalla, Blue Rapids from RN/Social Worker, Step 3 at $19.95 an hour to RN/Social Worker, Step 4 at $20.50 an hour; Julia Alfers, Axtell from RN/Social Worker, Step 2 at $19.50 an hour to RN/Social Worker, Step 3 at $19.95 an hour effective July 1, 2012. 

 

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the following step raises for Tami Stowell, Frankfort from RN/Social Worker, Step 3 at $19.95 an hour to RN/Social Worker, Step 4 at $20.50 an hour; Cheryl Skalla, Blue Rapids from RN/Social Worker, Step 3 at $19.95 an hour to RN/Social Worker, Step 4 at $20.50 an hour; Julia Alfers, Axtell from RN/Social Worker, Step 2 at $19.50 an hour to RN/Social Worker, Step 3 at $19.95 an hour effective July 1, 2012.  Unanimous. 

 

County Health Nurse Sue Rhodes recommended the moving of Lisa Kenworthy from part-time RN to a full-time RN, probation at $18.50 an hour effective July 1, 2012.

 

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve the moving of Lisa Kenworthy from part-time RN to a full-time RN, probation at $18.50 an hour effective July 1, 2012.  Unanimous. 

 

Vernita Peeks, Marysville met with the Board and presented them with two articles about Extension Districts concepts and discussed three points that she feels are concerns that were pointed out in last week’s newspaper article and reasons that she feels they are not correct.  

 

  •  same services provided as always
    • Gave examples of programs no longer in County
  • Salaries need to increase
    • Currently too much staff
  • Farmers in County need same information as in the past
    • Farmers get information from other sources now

 

Rob Peschel, Marysville was present to observe the meeting. 

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

 

Emergency Management Director William Schwindamann Jr. and Sheriff Daniel A. Hargrave met with the Board to discuss the possibility of budgeting for the replacement of the 53 X 60 building at the old Noxious Weed annex west of town that cannot accommodate the storage of equipment (Emergency Management trailer, two generators on trailers, Election trailer, Emergency Management lights and assorted equipment, Sheriff Department ATV, Recycling semi, ect.) because of the double wide trailer that it was built around with a 40 X 60 building that would accommodate the equipment.

 

The Board asked Emergency Management Director William Schwindamann Jr. and Sheriff Daniel A. Hargrave to bring a breakdown of the cost estimates and the department contributing when they present budgets next week. 

 

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

 

                        Election Systems and Software, Chicago, IL

                        for maintenance agreements

                        $11,627.50-Election Reserve fund-P.O. # 4195

 

                        Desert Snow LLC, Guthrie, OK

                        for fee for City Officer Tim Anderson to attend training

                        $990.00-Special Attorney fund-P.O. # 4194

 

CountyTreasurerLinda Weber met with the Board to discuss the distribution of the Federal Land Management-PILT Program.  Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve splitting half the County’s share of the Federal Land Management-PILT Program money between the three Townships by the percentage presented by the County Treasurer.  Unanimous. 

 

Terry Hughes, Marysville met with the Board to inform them that he is bringing his petitions for the intangibles tax to the County Clerk’s office today. 

 

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve the Neighborhood Revitalization application for Edgar Pralle, Blue Rapids, KS with the preconstruction pictures that were provided by the applicant.  Unanimous. 

 

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve the Neighborhood Revitalization application for Mitchell and Diana Land, Blue Rapids, KS with the preconstruction pictures that were provided by the applicant.  Unanimous. 

 

 Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve the following 2011 abatement with a value of 492 with a total tax of $58.81.  Unanimous.

 

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve the vouchers, as presented, and issue warrants from the respective funds.  Unanimous.

 

Robert S. Connel moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to adjourn at 12:30 p.m.  Unanimous.  The next scheduled meeting will be Monday, June 25, 2012 starting at 9:00 a.m.  

 

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