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Marshall County Commissioner Minutes 6-10-13

The Board of Marshall County Commissioners met in regular session with Robert S. Connell, Chairman; Charles R. Loiseau and Thomas K. Holle 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 Thomas K. Holle seconded by Charles R. Loiseau.  Unanimous.

 

Custodian Lou Wassenberg met with the Board to discuss a bid from Fairbury Glass, Fairbury, NE in the amount of $712.00 to replace the two hinges on the Courthouse doors that go to the Sheriff’s Department.  Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve the bid from Fairbury Glass, Fairbury, NE in the amount of $712.00 to replace the two hinges on the Courthouse doors that go to the Sheriff’s Department.  Unanimous.

 

Custodian Lou Wassenberg also talked to the Board about replacing all the door locks and keys in the Courthouse entrance doors.  The Board asked that she get bids to replace the door locks and keys for all entrance doors.

 

Custodian Lou Wassenberg also presented to the Board her wish list for the 2014 budget for the Courthouse building as follows:

 

  • 10 AC/Furnace units for the upstairs of the Courthouse
  • 20 windows in the Courthouse
  • Replacement or resealing the guttering on the Courthouse
  • Repaving the back parking lot of the Courthouse

 

The Board made no decision on the list and will look at it when they do the 2014 budget next month.

 

Agency on Aging Director Heather Ruhkamp and the members of her Advisory Board (Phil Osborne, Blue Rapids;  Sharon  Cameron, Summerfield; Pat Brady , Lillis; Julia Alfers, Axtell; Jim Olson, Beattie; and Regis Rochel, Axtell met with the Board to discuss enclosing the office at the front of the Helvering Center.  The Advisory Board feels that the office needs to be enclosed for privacy and confidentiality reasons.  They presented the following bids to enclose the office:

 

Mustang Construction, Blue Rapids:  $2,636.92

Cwilkens Construction, Marysville:  $1,620.00

 

The Board agreed to set aside time next week to go to the Helvering Center and view the plans for the enclosure of the office before making a decision.

 

Advisory Board members Regis Rochel and Pat Brady also informed the Board of the meeting they had with KDOT Officials and Representative Sharon Schwartz in reference to the new Regional Transportation that the Agency on Aging has been using the last few months and the problems that need worked out.

 

Norma Herrmann, Marysville met with the Board to discuss a field entrance that was removed by the Public Works Department on 2nd Rd. in Section 30 of Walnut Township.  The Board and Public Works Administrator Mike Craig informed Norma Herrmann that they will put an entrance to the field back in.

 

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 orders.  Unanimous.

 

Fred Cohorst, Marysville

for truck tires

$734.00-Recycling fund-P.O. # 107918

 

Cross Dillon Tire Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

for tires and labor

$1,971.00-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 107921

 

Cross Dillon Tire Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

for tires and used wheel

$,2,240.04-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 107920

 

Moore Equipment Co., Chillicothe, MO

for CCW blades and skid shoes

$1,528.10-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 108203

 

United Contractors Inc., Johnston, IA

for balance due on used beams

$1,683.00-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 108201

 

Truck Repair Plus, Inc., Marysville, KS

for replaced rear aux gear and labor

$981.95-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 107924

 

Ron Novak, Jamestown, KS

for pallet grinding

$8700.00-Solid Waste fund-P.O. # 107919

 

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve increasing the fee to $50.00 a ton for the disposal of pallets and clean scrap lumber to grind into chips effective July 1, 2013.   Unanimous.

 

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig presented to the Board the following fees that have been waived since the first of the year at the Transfer Station:

 

Fair Board, buildings tear down:  $244.00

Old Noxious Weed building:   $465.50

Free Dump Days:  $2,038.25

Tornado Debris:  $5,648.50

Total to Date of $8,396.25

 

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to change the Saturday hours at the Transfer Station to the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month from 8:00 a.m. to noon effective August 1, 2013.

 

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve signing the following agreements performing and or occupancy of the County Highway right of way by the facilities of a Utility for JBN Telephone Co., Inc.  Unanimous.

 

Public Works Coordinating Supervisor Larry Polson informed the Board of the following tube and structure closings that will be closed until the structures are replaced:

 

  • Tube on Matador Rd. between Sections 2 and 11 of Rock Township – to be replaced with a 24 ft. structure
  • Wood Structure (culvert) on Matador Rd. between Sections 4 and 9 of Lincoln Township – to be replaced with a 20 ft. structure
  • Structure on Jayhawk Rd. between Sections 23 and 26 of Guittard Township- to be replaced with a 20 ft. structure
  • Structure on Harvest Rd. between Sections 10 and 15 of Murray Township- to be replaced with a 40 ft. structure

 

Sheriff Daniel A. Hargrave met with the Board to present his 2014 budget request in the amount of $1,068,394.00 which is an increase of $25,574.00 from the 2013 budget.

 

Sheriff Daniel A. Hargrave also presented the following bids for an ATV for the Sheriff’s Department to be paid with Special County Attorney and Sheriff Capital Outlay funds:

 

Bruna Implement Co.:

 

2011 Polaris 800 EFI:  2,044 miles, all options added good tires – $10,000.00

2010 Polaris 800 EFI:  3,000 miles, no options and needs rear tires- $8,000.00

2012 Polaris 800 EFI:  new no options added yet – $10,250.00

 

Oregon Trail John Deere:

2013 John Deere XUV 825i:  alloy wheels and brush guard no other options-$11,750.00

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the purchase of the 2011 Polaris 800 EFI in the amount of $10,000.00 to be paid out of the Special County Attorney and Sheriff Capital Outlay funds.  Unanimous.

 

Heath Department Medical Records Supervisor Mary Weeks and Social Worker Julia Alfers met with the Board to discuss assessing a fee for the initial and annual daycare inspections in Marshall, Nemaha, and Washington Counties to help cover the cost of the service.  Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the $25.00 fee for the initial and annual daycare inspections in Marshall, Nemaha, and Washington Counties effective July 1, 2013.  Unanimous.

 

Heath Department Medical Records Supervisor Mary Weeks also gave a monthly update of the receipts, expenditures and debt collections for the Marshall County Health Department.

 

Heath Department Medical Records Supervisor Mary Weeks presented a request for the following step raises for Health Department Nurses and Social Worker:  Tami Stowell, Frankfort from RN, Step 4 at $20.81 an hour to RN, Step 5 at $21.31 an hour; Cheryl Skalla, Blue Rapids from RN, Step 4 at $20.81 an hour to RN, Step 5 at $21.31 an hour; Lisa Kenworthy, Blue Rapids from RN, Step 1 at $18.81 an hour to RN, Step 2 at $19.31 an hour; and Julia Alfers, Axtell from Social Worker, Step 3 at $20.26 an hour to Social Worker, Step 4 at $20.81 an hour effective July 1, 2013.

 

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve the following step raises for Health Department Nurses and Social Worker:  Tami Stowell, Frankfort from RN, Step 4 at $20.81 an hour to RN, Step 5 at $21.31 an hour; Cheryl Skalla, Blue Rapids from RN, Step 4 at $20.81 an hour to RN, Step 5 at $21.31 an hour; Lisa Kenworthy, Blue Rapids from RN, Step 1 at $18.81 an hour to RN, Step 2 at $19.31 an hour; and Julia Alfers, Axtell from Social Worker, Step 3 at $20.26 an hour to Social Worker, Step 4 at $20.81 an hour effective July 1, 2013.  Unanimous.

 

Lloyd Shubkagel from the Historical Society met with the Board to request the 2014 budget appropriation for the Historical Society in the amount of $12,000.00 which is the same as the 2013 request.

 

County Appraiser Janet Duever met with the Board.

 

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to go into executive session for five minutes at 10:55 a.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with County Appraiser Janet Duever present.  Unanimous.  No action was taken as a result of the session.

 

Agency on Aging Director Heather Ruhkamp met with the Board.

 

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to go into executive session for fifteen minutes at 11:05 a.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with Agency on Aging Director Heather Ruhkamp present.  Unanimous.  No action was taken as a result of the session.

 

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

 

Bruna Implement, Marysville, KS

for 2011 Polaris 800 EFI ATV

$10,000.00-Special Co. Atty/Sheriff Cap Outlay fund-P.O. # 4425

 

Election Systems and Software, Chicago, IL

for firmware and support agreements

$5,334.50-Election fund-P.O. # 4424

 

Herbster Law Firm, Sabetha, KS

for court appointed attorney

$503.28-General (District Court) fund-P.O. # 4419

 

CMI, Inc., Chicago, IL

for Intoxilyzer repair

$707.96-General (Sheriff) fund- P.O. # 4318

 

Midwest Mobile, St. Joseph, MO

for June maintenance and repairs

$1,584.17-911 Local fund-P.O. # 4296

 

Canon Solutions America, Chicago, IL

for maintenance on printer

$820.99-Health fund-P.O. # 4387

 

Gary Howland, Attorney, Marysville, KS

for court appointed attorney

$520.00-General (District Court) fund-P.O. # 4418

 

Marysville Ambulance Service, Marysville, KS

for trip charge

$600.00-General (Sheriff) fund-P.O. # 4415

 

Steven Kraushaar, Attorney at Law, Marysville, KS

for court appointed attorney

$560.00-General (District Court) fund-P.O. #4417

 

Merck, Carol Stream, IL

for private vaccine

$2,549.57-Health fund-P.O. # 4385

 

Kansas Secretary of State, Topeka, KS

for 4 workstation ELVIS fees

$2,000.00-Election fund-P.O. # 4422

 

Hooyer Construction, Marysville, KS

for curb repair

$5,250.00-Health Building fund-P.O. # 4384

 

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve the voucher, as presented, and issue manual warrant from the respective funds.  Unanimous.

 

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve the Home City Sewer bills and pay them from the appropriate funds available.  Unanimous.

 

Twin Valley Director Ed Henry met with the Board to present the 2014 Twin Valley appropriation budget request of $55,000.00 which is the same as the 2013 request.

 

Pawnee Mental Health Director Robbin Cole and Board members Bill Oborny and Jennifer Pishny met with the Board to give them an update on Pawnee Mental Health and present the 2014 Pawnee Mental Health appropriation budget request of $80,738.00 which is the same as the 2013 request.

 

Pawnee Mental Health Director Robbin Cole also presented the Board with information on a Mental Health First Aid Class that they are now offering and the 2001-2012 Annual Report.

 

The Board went to lunch from 12:05 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.

 

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the 2012 abatement with a value of 7,475 and a total tax of $1,177.48.  Unanimous.

 

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve the Neighborhood Revitalization application from CINMAR Properties, LLC, Marysville, KS with the preconstruction pictures that were provided by the applicant and to approve the Neighborhood Revitalization application from Southeast Nebraska Cooperative, Co., Beatrice, NE  with the preconstruction pictures that were provided by the applicant.  Unanimous.

 

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

 

AMENDED

Navrats, Emporia, KS

for window envelopes

$1,450.70-General (Treasurer) fund-P.O. # 4361

 

County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish met with the Board.

 

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to go into executive session for thirty minutes at 1:00 p.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish and County Clerk Sonya L. Stohs present.  Unanimous.  No action was taken as a result of the session.

 

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

 

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig met with the Board at their request to discuss bridge replacement.

 

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to adjourn at 2:05 p.m.  Unanimous.  The next scheduled meeting will be Monday, June 17, 2013 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.