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Marshall County Commission Meeting Minutes – August 19th

The Marshall County Commission met on August 19th. Included below are the minutes of the meeting as provided by County Clerk Sonya Stohs.

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.

Charles Bradley, Lincoln met with the Board to discuss the Rural Opportunity Zone resolution that the Commissioners have been discussing. Mr. Bradley is looking into relocating to Marshall County and this would be a program he would be able to apply for. After a long discussion with Mr. Bradley the Board has decided to discuss the program further next Monday and make a decision on the resolution. The Board also called Lyle Peterson, Department of Commerce to have some questions answered about the program.

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.

  • Newman Traffic Signs, Jamestown, ND for road signs and letters. $1,056.10-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 108222.
  • Cross Dillon Tire, Lincoln, NE for tires. $3,968.02-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 108220.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to go into executive session for five minutes at 10:15 a.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with Public Works Administrator Mike Craig and Public Works Coordinating Supervisor Larry Polson present. Unanimous.

Agency on Aging Director Heather Ruhkamp and Twin Valley Director Ed Henry met with the Board to discuss General Public Transportation.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the Neighborhood Revitalization application from Dustin Koch, Frankfort with the preconstruction pictures that were provided by the applicant. Unanimous.

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.

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

  • SS Consulting, Topeka, KS for server migration services. $1,531.25-Computer and Equipment fund-P.O. # 4473.

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

County Clerk Sonya L. Stohs presented to the Board the 2014 Proposed Marshall County budget for their review in the amount of $10,190,323, with a tax rate of 51.579 mills that included a $100.00 cost of living increase. The Board removed $7,000.00 from the District Court request, $2500.00 from the Marshall County Extension request, $500.00 from the Soil Conservation request, and adjusted the Economic Development appropriation to $30,000.00 with no set plans to spend the appropriation at this time. This is a proposed decrease to the current mill levy of .406 mills. Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve publishing the Notice of Budget Hearing for September 3, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. in the amount of $10,190,323 with a mill rate of 51.579. Unanimous.

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig met with the Board to inform them that Orval Jueneman Dozer, Hanover will do one day of asphalt milling on Pheasant Road for the cost of $200.00 an hour for a total cost of $1,600.00.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to adjourn at 11:30 a.m. Unanimous. The next scheduled meeting will be Monday, August 26, 2013 starting at 9:00 a.m.

About Derek Nester

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.