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Marshall County Commission Minutes – Sept. 3rd

The Marshall County Commission met in regular session on Tuesday, September 3rd at the Marshall County Courthouse. Below are the unofficial minutes of the meeting, as provided by Marshall County Clerk Sonya L. Stohs.

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

County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish met with the Board. Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to go into executive session for five minutes at 9:05 a.m. to discuss matters of possible litigation with County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish present. Unanimous.

City Administrator Rick Shain met with the Board to discuss the speed limit on 8th Street North to Jayhawk Rd and over to 16th Street being reduced to 30 mph. The Board asked that he contact the Township as it is there Road not the Counties.

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

  • Evergreen Lawns, Axtell, KS for spraying, reseed and fertilize the Courthouse lawn. $956.00-General (Janitorial) fund-P.O. # 4476.
  • US Cellular, St. Louis, MO for tower rent. $1,200.00-911 fund-P.O. # 4460.
  • Quill Corp., Philadelphia, PA for toner. $688.47-911 fund-P.O. # 4459.
  •  Herbster Law Firm, LLC, Sabetha, KS for monthly contract fee. $1,700.00-General (District Court) fund-P.O. # 4449.

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

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.

  • National Signs Co., Ottawa, KS for 50 stop signs. $1,287.00-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 108224.
  • Foley Industries, Park City, KS for repairs to loader. $11,160.64-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 108225.
  • Truck Repair Plus, Inc., Marysville, KS for parts and labor on recycling truck. $968.96-Recycling fund-P.O. # 108227.
  • Foley Industries, Park City, KS for reseal and hone tilt and lift cylinders. $2,804.17-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 108226.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve the Chairman signing the Certificate of Recognition for Michael Craig for completing the requirements of OSHA standards for HAZCOM 2012 (GHS). Unanimous.

The Board discussed a bridge structure located between Sections 5 and 8 of Lincoln Township on Matador Road.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve the Home City Sewer bills and pay them from the appropriate funds available. Unanimous.

Rob Peschel, Marysville met with the Board.

At 10:30 a.m. the Board of County Commissioners held the 2014 Budget Hearing. There were no concerned patrons in attendance.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve the presented 2014 Marshall County Budget with a proposed 51.579 mills and a total expenditures of $10,190,323.00 and an ad Valorem amount of $6,378,527.00. Unanimous.

The Hearing was over at 10:45 a.m. and the meeting reconvened.

The Board placed a call to the Washington County Commissioners at their request to discuss the General Public Transportation in Washington County and discuss the possibility of Marshall County sharing the cost or assisting in transportation in Washington County. The Marshall County Board of Commissioners suggested that at this time that Washington County work with Twin Valley in continuing to provide General Public Transportation with additional funds from Washington County.

Public Works Administration Mike Craig met with the Board to discuss the purchasing of two dump trucks from the Kansas Department of Transportation Surplus in the amount of $36,000.00. Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to authorize Public Works Administrator Mike Craig purchasing the two dump trucks spending up to $36,000.00. Unanimous.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to adjourn the meeting at 11:45 a.m. Unanimous. The next scheduled meeting will be Monday, September 9, 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.