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Marshall County Commission Meeting Minutes – Sept. 16

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 Charles R. Loiseau seconded by Thomas K. Holle. Unanimous.

Sheriff Daniel A. Hargrave met with the Board to recommend the following step raises for Corrections Officer Gail Woodyard $13.10 an hour to $13.23 an hour and Corrections Officer Eric Bohlken from $12.89 an hour to $13.10 an hour effective October 1, 2013. Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve the following step raises for Corrections Officer Gail Woodyard $13.10 an hour to $13.23 an hour and Corrections Officer Eric Bohlken from $12.89 an hour to $13.10 an hour effective October 1, 2013. Unanimous.

County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish met with the Board to discuss filing a Response to Petition to Intervene with Grainbelt Express Clean Line Energy LLC filed on behalf of the Marshall County Commissioners.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to go into executive session for ten minutes at 9:15 a.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish present. Unanimous.

The Board authorized County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish to discuss temporarily amending the hours of the Veterans Affairs Office at the Helvering Center to two ten hour days due to extenuating circumstances.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve a $500.00 donation to CLEANR (Coalition for Landowners, the Environment and Natural Resources) to help fight against the Grainbelt Express, Clean Line Energy LLC High Voltage Transmission Line. Unanimous.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish filing a Response to Petition to Intervene with Grainbelt Express Clean Line Energy LLC filed on behalf of the Marshall County Commissioners.

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

The Board discussed two structures between Sections 5 and 8 in Lincoln Township on Matador Road that one is closed and the other has a reduced weight limit. There is a farmer that has several acres of crops in between the structures that he cannot get to because of the structures. The situation will be evaluated and the situation will be discussed again next week.

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

  • Seneca Ready Mix, Seneca, KS for concrete. $2,220.00-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 108234.
  • Nemaha County Co-op, Seneca, KS for tractor tire. $1,160.25-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 108230.
  • Seneca Ready Mix, Seneca, KS for concrete. $1,528.00-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 108233.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to go into executive session for ten minutes at 9:58 a.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with Public Works Administrator Mike Craig and Public Works Coordinating Larry Polson present. Unanimous. No decision was made as a result of executive session.

Former Commissioner David Stump met with the Board to discuss his feelings and recollections on how the Economic Development office was designed to be funded.

North Central Regional Planning Commission Executive Director Doug McKinney met with the Board to announce that Marshall, Clay, and Saline Counties have officially been added to the NCRPC Revolving Loan Fund Service Area.

Marysville Township Trustee John Howard met with the Board to discuss reducing the speed limit to 30 mph on Jayhawk Road from 8th Street to 16th St. (10th Rd).

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

  • CWilkens Construction, Marysville, KS for labor to enclose office at the Helvering Center. $1,558.00-Agency on Aging fund-P.O. # 4410.
  • Midland Medical Supply, Omaha, NE for medical supplies. $1,594.01-General, Health, and Bioterrorism fund-P.O. # 4462.
  • SS Consulting, Topeka, KS for switch cutover and installation. $1,312.50-General (Computer and Equipment) fund-P.O. # 4487.
  • Ott Electric, Marysville, KS for True Brand Commercial refrigerator. $32,838.00-General (Sheriff) fund-P.O. # 4486.
  • Crome Lumber, Marysville, KS for supplies for enclosing office at the Helvering Center. $1,380.61-Agency on Aging fund-P.O. # 4411.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve the Neighborhood Revitalization application from Chad and Amanda Parker, Waterville with the preconstruction pictures that were provided by the applicant. Unanimous.

Barbara Donovan, Tuttle Creek WRAPS met with the Board to announce the Tuttle Creek WRAPS Cost Share Projects Tour that will be held in Marshall County on October 8, 2013. She also inquired about the direction of Economic Development office and how she would like to give her input at a future meeting with the Board.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to adjourn the meeting at 12:12 p.m. Unanimous. The next scheduled meeting will be Monday, September 23, 2013 starting at 9:00 a.m.

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