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Marshall County Commissioner Minutes 8-20-12

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.

Custodian Lou Wassenberg met with the Board to have the finalization paperwork signed for the Waste Tire Products grant. Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the Chairman signing the finalization paperwork on the Waste Tire Products grant. Unanimous.

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

  • Voice Products Service, LLC, Wichita, KS for maintenance agreement for court recorder. $1,292.96-General (District Court) fund-P.O. # 4203.
  • ASD Healthcare, Dallas, TX for private vaccine. $1,027.00-Health fund-P.O. # 4187.
  • Election System and Software, Chicago, IL for election firmware agreement. $536.25-Election fund-P.O. # 4242.
  • Kinsley Mortuary, Marysville, KS for coroner expense. $675.00-General (District Coroner) fund-P.O. # 4243.
  • Total Funds by Hasler, Tamp, FL for postage. $2,793.90-General (Courthouse) fund-P.O. # 4244.
  • Glaxo Smith Kline, Atlanta, GA for private vaccine. $7,678.50-Health fund-P.O. # 4186.
  • Merck, Carol Stream, IL for private vaccine. $2,200.04-Health fund-P.O. # 4185.

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

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve CES Group, Marysville, KS to do the construction engineering project monitor agreement for the for Axtell Road project to not exceed $2,900.00. Unanimous.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve going into executive session for ten minutes at 10:12 a.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with Public Works Administrator Mike Craig and Public Works Coordinating Larry Polson present. Unanimous.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve the Neighborhood Revitalization application for Ted and Colleen Nemec, Marysville, KS with the preconstruction pictures that were provided by the applicant. Unanimous.

Agency on Aging Director Heather Ruhkamp met with the Board.

Vernita Peeks, Marysville met with the Board to discuss the possibility of using an Aging on Aging vehicle and driver to take people to a Wholeness Service at the Presbyterian Church in Blue Rapids on August 26, 2012. The Board denied the request at this time but said they would discuss in the future the possible use of Agency vehicles for weekend transport.

Marlene Stamm, Washington met with the Board to discuss the possibility of being the County Sanitarian. After discussion no decision was made but Mrs. Stamm will come back with a proposal next Monday.

Agency on Aging Director Heather Ruhkamp met the Board. Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to go into executive session for twenty minutes at 11:10 a.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with Agency on Aging Director Heather Ruhkamp present. Unanimous.

Lisa Davies, Rural Lakes met with the Board.

Economic Development Director George McCune; Economic Community Development Coordinator Juanita McCune; Rob Peschel, Marysville; and Carol and Wayne Hill, Waterville met with the Board to give a weekly update and go over the priority projects for the next ninety days.

Emergency Management Director William Schwindamann Jr. met with the Board to inform them that Marshall County was awards a $1,000.00 from the Kansas Pipeline Association and that they received the $22,644.00 Emergency Preparedness grant again.

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

County Clerk Sonya L. Stohs presented to the Board the 2013 Proposed Marshall County budget for their review during the Budget Workshop of $10,053,403 with a tax rate of 51.597mills that included a $50.00 cost of living increase and a decrease of $225,000.00 from the Road and Bridge Capital Outlay line item. The Board added $50,000.00 back into the Road and Bridge Capital Outlay line item, added 600.00 into the Economic Development salary line item for Cost of Living, and removed $7,518.00 from the Extension Council Appropriation request to have a final budget amount of $10,105,753 with a tax rate of 52.230 which is an increase of .635 mills. Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve publishing the Notice of Budget Hearing for September 4, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. in the amount of $10,105,753 with a mill rate of 52.230. Unanimous.

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig met with the Board to recommend the hiring of Jason Hudlin, Home as the new laborer for the Road and Bridge department at $12.69 an hour effective August 22, 2012. Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve the hiring of Jason Hudlin, Home as the new laborer for the Road and Bridge department at $12.69 an hour effective August 22, 2012. Unanimous.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to adjourn at 1:16 p.m. Unanimous. The next scheduled meeting will be Monday, August 27, 2012 starting at 9:00 a.m.

About Kevin Rippe

Kevin Rippe was born in Marysville and moved to Smith Center at the age of 1, then graduated from Smith Center High School in 1995. He graduated from Cloud County Community College in 1997, and joined the staff of KKAN/KQMA radio in Phillipsburg a year later. Since June of 2011 Kevin has been with us here at Your Country KNDY. You can hear Kevin on daily news reports, as well as calling area high school football and basketball. Kevin lives in Marysville with his wife Melissa, and 4 children Brennen, Jacob, Bailee, and Joshua.