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Marshall County Commission Minutes – June 24

The Board of Marshall County Commissioners met in regular adjourned session with Robert S. Connell, Chairman; Thomas K. Holle member and Sonya L. Stohs, County Clerk present.

Commissioner Loiseau was absent from the meeting.

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 Thomas K. Holle seconded by Robert S. Connell. Motion carried.

County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish met with the Board to discuss HB 2052 concerning the carrying of firearms in any state or municipal building. The Board discussed sending a letter to the Attorney General asking for exemption of the County buildings from HB 2052 running from July 1, 2013 to January 1, 2014.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to have County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish write a letter to the Attorney General on behalf of the Marshall County Commissioners providing notice that pursuant to HB 2052 it is exempting the County buildings for the six months that runs from July 1, 2013 until January 1, 2014. Motion carried.

Emergency Management Director William Schwindamann Jr. met with the Board to present two versions of his 2014 Budget for the Board to choose from: the first option is $95,295.00 making current office clerk full-time which is an increase of $10,205.00 from 2013 and the second is $88,556.00 which is an increase of $3,466.00 from the 2013 budget.

Frances Arganbright, Waterville placed a call to the Board with concerns over the condition of the bridge north of Waterville.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve the following purchase order. Motion carried.

  • Ott Electric, Marysville, KS For GE Commercial washer. $879.00-General (Sheriff’s) fund-P.O. # 4319

County Clerk Sonya L. Stohs met with the Board to present her 2014 County Clerk budget in the amount of $133,897.00 which is an increase of $5947.00 from the 2013 budget and her 2014 Election budget in the amount of $88,800.00 which is the same as the 2013 budget.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the Neighborhood Revitalization application from James and Stacie Ellenbecker, Marysville with the preconstruction pictures that were provided by the applicant. Motion carried.

Commissioner Charles Loiseau placed a call to the Board.

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig and Public Works Coordinating Supervisor Larry Polson met with the Board to discuss some problems with the quality of dust control in the County. Mike also presented to the Board the following bids for 58,850 gallons of emulsion oil for the chip sealing of 18 miles this year:

  • Vance Bros, Kansas City-$3.17 a gallon. Ergon, Salina, KS-$3.20 a gallon.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the low bid from Vance Bros., Kansas City at $3.17 a gallon. Motion carried.

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

  • Midwest Products LLC, Hanover, KS for concrete. $2,777.50-Road & Bridge fund-P.O.# 108207.
  • Foley Industries, Park City, KS for hydraulic cylinder repair. $5,558.77-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 108206.

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig presented the following budgets:

  • 2014 Road & Bridge budget in the amount of $2,470,048.00 which is a decrease of $127,212.00 from the 2013 budget.
  • 2014 Household Hazardous Waste/Recycling budget in the amount of $67,000.00 which is an increase of $1,300.00 from the 2013 budget.
  • 2014 Noxious Weed budget in the amount of $92,270.00 which is an increase of $1,200.00 from the 2013 budget.
  • 2014 Solid Waste Landfill budget in the amount of $391,970.00 which is an increase of $13,100.00 from the 2013 budget.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to go into executive session for ten minutes at 9:35 a.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with County Clerk Sonya L. Stohs and Public Works Administrator Mike Craig present. Motion carried.

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig recommended a step increase for Ron Schroller from Probation Laborer to Laborer I effective July 1, 2013. Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve a step increase for Ron Schroller from Probation Laborer to Laborer I effective July 1, 2013. Motion carried.

County Appraiser Janet Duever met with the Board to present her 2014 budget in the amount of $173,450.00 which is an increase of $2,890.00 from the 2013 budget.

District Court Clerk Nancy Koch met with the Board to present her 2014 budget in the amount of $120,427.00 which is the same as the 2013 budget.

County Treasurer Linda Weber met with the Board to ask them how they wanted their share of the Federal Land Management –PILT Program money split with the Townships. Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to split the money as they have in the past few years ½ to the Townships ½ to the County. Motion carried.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve Resolution # 13-06-24-1 that no such “intangibles“ tax shall be levied thereon in calendar year 2014, the second calendar year following the year of the November 6, 2012, election, or any year thereafter. Motion carried.

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

County Clerk Sonya L. Stohs presented two proposals for new exterior and interior door locks for the Marshall County Courthouse. No decision was made.

Robert S. Connell 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. Motion carried.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to adjourn at 12:05 p.m. Motion carried. The next scheduled meeting will be Monday, July 1, 2013 starting at 9:00 a.m.

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communication. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. 6 radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production assistant for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on 69 radio stations across 9 Midwest states.