PROGRAMMING:
Home | KNDY News | Marshall County Commissioner Minutes 11-19-2012

Marshall County Commissioner Minutes 11-19-2012

November 19, 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 Robert S. Connell seconded by Thomas K. Holle.  Unanimous.

The Board wanted to clarify that the County Offices close at noon on December 31, 2012 and if you choose not to work in the afternoon vacation must be taken as it is not a Holiday in the County Employee handbook.

County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish met with the Board to inform them that she issued a continuance on the Vliets property hearing because work has been made.

Agency on Aging Heather Ruhkamp met with the Board to have a letter of support for the Marshall County Agency on Aging and their General Public Transportation Program on their application for a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation and a letter authorizing Agency on Aging Director Heather Ruhkamp to sign the grant paperwork on behalf of the County.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve signing the letter of support for the Marshall County Agency on Aging and their General Public Transportation Program on their application for a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation and a letter authorizing Agency on Aging Director Heather Ruhkamp to sign the grant paperwork on behalf of the County.  Unanimous.

Agency on Aging Director Heather Ruhkamp presented an estimate from Latta Plumbing of $2,121.10 to remodel the mop room at the Helvering Center.

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

 

Latta Plumbing, Marysville, KS

for mop basin, parts and material and labor

$2,121.10-Agency on Aging fund-P.O. # 4147

 

Agency on Aging Director Heather Ruhkamp recommended a step increase for Andrea Skalla, Blue Rapids from Clerk I, Step I at $12.25 an hour to Clerk I, Step II at $12.59 an hour effective December 1, 2012.  Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the step increase for Andrea Skalla, Blue Rapids from Clerk I, Step I at $12.25 an hour to Clerk I, Step II at $12.59 an hour effective December 1, 2012.  Unanimous.

Agency on Aging Director Heather Ruhkamp also gave the Board an update on the Regional dispatch meeting that was held in Manhattan last week and shared her concerns with the program.

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

Public Works Coordinating Supervisor Larry Polson presented the following bids for 256 bridge planks.
Bridge and Highway Materials, Enid, OK – $14,470.40

Midwest Service and Sales, Schyuler, NE – $15,590.40

J & A Materials, Hays, KS – $17,203.20

 

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve the low bid from Bridge and Highway Materials, Enid, OK in the amount of $14,470.40.  Unanimous.

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

 

Bridge & Highway Materials, Inc., Enid, OK

for bridge timber

$14,470.40-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 107727

 

Foley Industries, Park City, KS

for replace water pump and belt

$1,293.32-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 107174

 

Koch Excavating, Axtell, KS

for machine hire

$3,341.25-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 107173

 

Dane’s Automotive, Waterville, KS

for tires

$701.88-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 107098

 

John Deere Financial, Carol Stream, IL

for repair coolant leak and hoses

$1,109.65-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 107172

 

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig presented the 2013 Agreement with the Kansas Department of Transportation for spraying of Noxious Weeds on road sides at a cost of $26.00 an hour labor, $57.90 an hour for large spray truck, and $39.50 an hour for spot spray truck which is a 3% increase from the 2012 agreement.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the Chairman signing the 2013 Agreement with the Kansas Department of Transportation for spraying of Noxious Weeds on road sides at a cost of $26.00 an hour labor, $57.90 an hour for large spray truck, and $39.50 an hour for spot spray truck which is a 3% increase from the 2012 agreement.  Unanimous.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve a Transfer of Funds of $7,500.00 from the General fund to Recycling/Household Hazardous Waste fund.  Unanimous.

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig presented the following options for extended warranty on a 12H CAT motor grader.

Power train only

12 month / 1000 hours – $2,242.50

24 month /1500 hours – $3,553.50

 

Power train with travel

12 month / 1000 hours – $2,726.50

24 month /1500 hours – $4,279.50

 

Power train and Hydraulics only

12 month / 1000 hours – $3,392.50

24 month /1500 hours – $5,382.00

 

Power train and Hydraulics with travel

12 month / 1000 hours – $4,118.50

24 month /1500 hours – $6,350.00

 

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve the extended warranty on Power train with travel in the amount of $4,279.50 for the CAT 12H motor grader.  Commissioner Connell voted no.  Motion carried.

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig informed the Board that Jason Hudlin, Winifred resigned from the Road and Bridge bridge crew and he will be advertising to fill the position.

Emergency Management Director William Schwindamann Jr. met with the Board.

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

 

Midland Radio Corporation, Kansas City, MO

for 100 weather radios

$2,590.00-Emergency Management fund-P.O. # 4249

 

Sheriff Daniel A. Hargrave met with the Board.

Gerri Wybo-Zimmerling met with the Board to discuss with them her new endeavor Families First of Marshall County and her request to conduct business under the Marshall County 501c3 number and an appropriation of $4,000.00 from the County.  The Board informed her that they wanted to look into this with the County Attorney and would make a decision next week.

Terry Hughes, Marysville met with the Board to inquire what the next steps were with the intangibles tax removal for the County.  The Board informed him they would check with the County Attorney and contact him with the answer.

Economic Development Director George McCune placed a call to the Board to    ask them to approve two purchase orders and also to discuss funding for a Revolving Loan program through North Central Regional Planning Commission.

County Treasurer Linda Weber met with the Board to present the 2013 Home City Sewer budget in the amount of $35,875.00 which is lower than the 2012 budget that was in the amount of $36,255.00.  Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to have the Chairman sign the 2013 Home City Sewer budget in the amount of $35,875.00.  Unanimous.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to go into executive session for ten minutes at 11:50 a.m. at the request of County Treasurer Linda Weber to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with County Treasurer Linda Weber present.  Unanimous.

County Treasurer Linda Weber recommended hiring Jami Ellenbecker at Clerk II, Step I at $13.17 an hour effective December 17, 2012 to start training to take over as the County Treasurer in October of 2013 or before.  Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve hiring Jami Ellenbecker at Clerk II, Step I at $13.17 an hour effective December 17, 2012 to start training to take over as the County Treasurer in October of 2013 or before.  Unanimous.

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

 

Kansas Legal Services, Seneca, KS

for court appointed attorney

$515.62-General (District Court) fund-P.O. #4284

 

Don Bruna Construction, Marysville, KS

for rock

$537.29-General (Sheriff) fund-P.O. # 4219

 

Farm & Home Publishers, Belmond, IA

for plat books

$1,764.70-General (Courthouse/Reg of Deeds) funds-P.O. # 4278

 

Eakes Office Plus, Grand Island, NE

for paper

$1,319.60-General (Courthouse) fund-P.O. # 4286

 

Midland Medical Supply Lincoln, NE

for medical supplies

$1,105.17-Health fund-P.O. # 4233

 

ASD Healthcare, Dallas, TX

for vaccine

$2,850.00-Health fund-P.O. # 4234

 

Stericycle, Carol Stream, IL

for sharps disposal

$626.37-Health fund-P.O. # 4235

 

Glaxo Smith Kline, Atlanta, GA

for private vaccine

$10,037.00-Health fund-P.O. # 4237

 

Merck, Carol Stream, IL

for private vaccine

$6,835.75-Health fund-P.O. # 4236

 

JD Construction, Manhattan, KS

for labor and material for concrete and gutter work

$25,200.00-Election Equipment Reserve fund-P.O. # 4287

 

JD Construction, Manhattan, KS

for labor and material for building

$44,700.00-Election Equipment Reserve fund-P.O. # 4275

 

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

County Clerk Sonya L. Stohs informed the Board that she was elected to the Board of Director of KCAMP at the KCAMP Annual Board meeting last week in Topeka.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the Home City Sewer bills and pay them from the appropriate funds available.  Unanimous.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the Neighborhood Revitalization application for Loren Kent Stowell, Vermillion, KS with the preconstruction pictures that were provided by the applicant.  Unanimous.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the Audit contract with Reese and Novelly, Manhattan, KS for the 2012 audit of funds.  Unanimous.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to adjourn the meeting at 12:30 p.m.  Unanimous.  The next scheduled meeting will be Monday, November 26, 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.