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Marshall County Commissioners’ Meeting Minutes

September 17, 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 and Emergency Management Director William Schwindamann Jr. met with the Board to present the following bids for a 54x100x16 metal building with concrete floor.

  • Astro Buildings, Waterville, KS – $74,644.00
  • JD Construction, Manhattan, KS – $69,970.00
  • Cleary Building Corp., Roca, NE- $79,795.00

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve the low bid from JD Construction, Manhattan, KS in the amount of $69,970.00 to be paid out of a reserve fund. Unanimous.

Pat Caffrey, Lillis met with the Board to give his suggestion on how and when rock should be put on the roads in the Lillis area.

County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish met with the Board to discuss the Vliets property and to inform the Board that a September 24, 2012 hearing is set for the County Board of Health (Commissioners) on the property.

County Health Nurse Sue Rhodes placed a call to the Board to inform them that the Health Department will be doing the Vote and Vaccinate at the November 6, 2012 Election polling sites. The Health Department will be closed that day and additional staff will need to be hired for that day.

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

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

  • Midwest Products, LLC., Hanover, KS for concrete paving project. $22,482.10-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 107043.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to go into executive session for ten minutes at 10:03 a.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with Public Works Administrator Mike Craig present. Unanimous.

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

  •  Election Systems and Software, Chicago, IL for coding, programming, and ballots for the Primary. $18,811.92-Election fund-P.O. # 4253.
  •  Underground Vaults and Storage, Hutchison, KS for lease rental space for stored boxes and film. $2,197.26-General (District Court) fund-P.O. # 4205.
  •  Farrell Bros Repair, Axtell, KS for repair on vehicle. $991.88-General (Sheriff) fund-P.O. # 4212.
  • ASD Healthcare, Dallas, TX for private vaccine. $990.00-Health fund-P.O. # 4225.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve the Home City Sewer bills and pay them from the appropriate funds available. Unanimous.

The Board took a break from the meeting to conduct the following hearing:

At 10:30 a.m. the Board of County Commissioners held the 2013 Budget Hearing. There were no concerned patrons in attendance.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the presented 2013 Marshall County Budget with a proposed 52.230 mils and a total expenditures of $10,105,753.00 and an ad Valorem amount of $6,387,140.00. Unanimous.

The Hearing was over at 10:45 a.m. and the meeting reconvened.

Marshall County Extension Agents Mike Vogt and Susie Latta, Extension Board members Allan Harries and Jan Lindhorst met with the Board to ask that there appropriations be given at different times of the year instead of when they are currently being distributed. The Board agreed to distribute the money in January, March, June, September and October instead of the current quarterly system.

County Treasurer Linda Weber and Clerk’s Office staff Judy Ballman and Shana Murk were present for comment during the Extension Office questions.

Vicki Sue Gross, Marysville met with the Board to discuss the progress of the professional recruitment that she had read about in the paper that the Economic Development office was working on. The Board asked that she wait until the Economic Development time and direct her questions and concerns with them.

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig met with the Board.

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

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

The was a lengthy discussion between the Economic Development Director and Vicki Sue Gross, Marysville to discuss her questions and concerns about professional recruitment to Marshall County.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to adjourn the meeting at 12:14 p.m. Unanimous. The next scheduled meeting will be Monday, September 24, 2012 starting at 9:00 a.m.

The Board and County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish met in the afternoon at the Washington County Courthouse with the Washington, Cloud, and Clay County Commissioners to discuss entering into an agreement to contract with Marlene Stamm, Washington as a 4-County County Sanitarian. No action was taken at the meeting.

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