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Marshall County Commission Meeting Minutes – August 26

The Marshall County Commissioners Monday adopted the Rural Opportunity Zone program. Initiated by Governor Brownback as a means to incentivize population growth in rural areas, qualified applicants may be eligible for reimbursement of student loans when relocating to a qualifying county. The county attorney is to draft a resolution for approval contributing $1,000 each for three applications with state matching funds for the next five years for student loan reimbursement. The consent to move forward passed with Tom Holle voting no.

The county attorney presented a letter to be sent at commissioners’ request to the Kansas Corporation Commission, area legislators, and affected counties stating opposition to the Clean Line Energy transmission/grain belt express project.

The Marshall County Courthouse will be closed Monday for Labor Day. County Commissioners will meet Tuesday, September 5th at 9 am. Washington County will also meet on Tuesday, their meeting to begin at 8:30 am.

The Board of Marshall County Commissioners met in regular adjourned 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 moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau. Unanimous.

Custodian Lou Wassenberg met with the Board to present the following bid for reseeding the Courthouse yard.

  • Evergreen Lawns, Axtell, KS – $956.00.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve the bid for reseeding the Courthouse yard from Evergreen Lawns, Axtell in the amount of $965.00. Unanimous.

Vicky Gross was present to observe the meeting.

Pawnee Mental Health Board member Dr. Bill Oborny met with the Board to ask them to pass a Proclamation declaring September as Recovery Month in Marshall County.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve signing the Pawnee Mental Health Proclamation declaring September as Recover Month and to call upon Marshall County to recognize the importance of recovery and to commit our community to increasing awareness and understanding of substance use and mental health disorders and the need for appropriate and accessible services for all people. Unanimous.

County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish met with the Board. Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to go into executive session for ten minutes at 9:20 a.m. to discuss matters of potential litigation with County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish present. Unanimous.

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

  • Manko Window Systems, Inc., Manhattan, KS for 12 windows-Manko 2450 Series. $6,733.00-General (Building) fund-P.O. # 4475
  • Blue Valley Telecom, Home, KS for tower rent. $750.00-911 fund-P.O. # 4458.
  • City of Marysville, Marysville, KS for reimbursement Marysville Police in car Hi-Fi microphones. $5,809.00-Special County Attorney fund-P.O. # 4472.
  • Brown County Treasurer, Hiawatha, KS for share of 4-Co. budget. $747.65-General (District Court) fund-P.O. # 4448.
  • Pfizer, Inc., Boston, MA for private vaccine. $5,024.55-Health fund-P.O. # 4398.
  • ASD Healthcare, Dallas, TX for private vaccine. $1,903.00-Health fund-P.O. # 4397.
  • Merck Sharp and Dohme Corp., Carol Stream, IL for private vaccine. $6,107.68-Heath fund-P.O. # 4395.
  • Glaxo Smith Kline, Atlanta, GA for private vaccine. $5,207.30-Health fund-P.O. # 4396.

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

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

  • Welborn Sales, Salina, KS For asst. corr. metal pipe and bands. $3,824.55-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 108223

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig discussed the purchase of a dump truck from the State Surplus. No decision was made.

Charles Bradley, Marysville met with the Board about whether they had made a decision on passing a Resolution for Marshall County to participate in the ROZ (Rural Opportunity Zone) program. Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to have the County Attorney draft a Resolution for approval for Marshall County to become a part of the ROZ (Rural Opportunity Zone) program contributing $1,000.00 each for three applicants with matching State funds for the next 5 years for Student Loan Reimbursement. Motion carried. Commissioner Holle voted no.

Barbara Donovan, WRAPS Coordinator met with the Board to explain the Tuttle Creek Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy and what programs they are offering in Marshall County.

Clerk of District Court Clerk Nancy Koch met with the Board to discuss a reimbursement and the upcoming 2014 budget.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve the Neighborhood Revitalization application from Don Mathewson, Summerfield, KS with the preconstruction pictures that were provided by the applicant. Unanimous.

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

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to go into executive session for ten minutes at 11:12 a.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with County Clerk Sonya L. Stohs present. Unanimous.

County Attorney Laura Johnson McNish met with the Board to present the with a letter to approve signing to be sent to the Kansas Corporation Commission, area legislators and affected Counties against the approval of the Clean line Energy Grain Belt Express Transmission line project. Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve the Board signing the letter to the Kansas Corporation Commission, area legislators and affected Counties against the approval of the Clean line Energy Grain Belt Express Transmission line project. Unaimous.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell 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. Unanimous.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to adjourn at 12:10 p.m. Unanimous. The next scheduled meeting will be Tuesday, September 3, 2013 starting at 9:00 a.m.

The Courthouse and County offices will be closed on Monday, September 2, 2013 to observe Labor Day.

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