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Marshall County Commission Meeting Minutes – Oct. 14

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 seconded by Thomas K. Holle. Unanimous.

Agency on Aging Director Heather Ruhkamp met with the Board to discuss the back steps at the Helvering Center. The Board asked that she go out for bids for the concrete and railing work.

Regis Rochel, Axtell met with the Board to discuss the 50 plus Expo that was held at the Helvering Center.

County Counselor Laura Johnson-McNish met with the Board to discuss filing a brief against the Grainbelt Cleanline Energy Transmission line project. Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve the County Counselor Laura Johnson-McNish filing a brief against the Grainbelt Cleanline Energy Transmission line project. Unanimous.

Kan Equip representatives Bryndon Meinhardt and Grant Meinhardt met with the Board to discuss the renewal of the lease agreement on the skid loader.

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig met with the Board to present the following bridge bids on two 20 X 20 bridge packages.

  • Midwest Service and Sales, Schuyler, NE- 30’ piling – $29,664.24 – 25’piling – $27,281.98.
  • Husker Steel, Columbus, NE – 30’ piling – $29,823.10 – 25’piling – $27,443.50.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the low bids from Midwest Service and Sales, Schuyler, NE for bridge package with 30’ piling in the amount of $29,664.24 and a bridge package with 25’piling in the amount of $27,281.98. Unanimous.

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

  • Dane Automotive, Waterville, KS for tires. $1,151.10-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 108073.
  • Midwest Service and Sales Co., Schuyler, NE for steel pkg. $29,664.24-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 108242.
  • Midwest Service and Sales Co., Schuyler, NE for steel pkg. $27,281.98-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 108243.
  • Ks. Dept. of Transportation, Topeka, KS for county share of project. $84,300.00-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 108241.
  • Hall Manufacturing, LLC, North Little Rock, AR for mower tongue, clevis, and swivel. $997.88-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 108072.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve signing the Authority to Award Contract Commitment of County funds for the Hazen project in the amount of $84,300.00. Unanimous.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to go into executive session for five minutes at 10:05 a.m. to discuss matters of possible litigation with Public Works Administrator Mike Craig present. Unanimous.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve the Neighborhood Revitalization application from Leonard and Beth Wolfe, Marysville, KS with the preconstruction pictures that were provided by the applicant, to approve the Neighborhood Revitalization application from Donald and Mary Jane Deters, Vermillion, KS with the preconstruction pictures that were provided by the applicant, to approve the Neighborhood Revitalization application from Todd and Kendra Milner, Marysville, KS with the preconstruction pictures that were provided by the applicant and to approve the Neighborhood Revitalization application from Barry and Amy Jones, Frankfort, KS with the preconstruction pictures that were provided by the applicant . Unanimous.

Register of Deeds Martha Roesch met with the Board to discuss the purchasing of a computer for her office and presented the following bid.

  • Manatron, Inc., Hays, KS – $1,034.67

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the purchase of a computer from Manatron, Inc., Hays, KS in the amount of $1,034.67. Unanimous.

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

  • Manatron, Inc., Hays, KS for computer. $1,034.67-General (Regiser of Deeds) fund-P.O. # 4514.
  • Gold Star, Marysville, KS for cleaned carpet and wax tile floors at Helvering Center. $3,237.57-Agency on Aging fund-P.O. # 4412.
  • KIPHS, Inc., Wichita, KS for maintenance fee $3,199.30-Health fund-P.O. # 4470.
  • File Safe, Inc., Salina, KS for 2014 File Folders and Supplies. $935.20-General (District Court) fund-P.O. # 4484.
  • Steven A. Kraushaar, Marysville, KS for monthly contract fee for court appointed Attorney. $2,100.00-General (District Court) fund-P.O. # 4483.
  • ASD Healthcare, Dallas, TX for private vaccine. $3,287.00-Health fund-P.O. # 4469.
  • Election Administration, LLC, St. Louis, MO for software subscription for pollbooks. $2,970.00-Election fund-P.O. # 4505.
  • Farm & Home Publishers, Belmont, IA for plat books. $1,924.75-Co. General fund-P.O. # 4506.
  • Mark Bigham, Blue Rapids, KS for install lights, console, and radio. $550.00-General (Sheriff) fund-P.O. # 4440.
  • WS. Co. Sheriff Dept., Washington, KS for holding inmate. $1,020.00- General (Sheriff) fund-P.O. # 4438.
  • Bob Barker Co., Charlotte, NC for orange pants, shirts, and sweatshirts. $1,380.18- General (Sheriff) fund-P.O. # 4433.
  • Caffrey Bros. Inc., Frankfort, KS for plumbing labor. $1,621.92- General (Sheriff) fund-P.O. # 4441.
  • Herbster Law Firm, LLC, Sabetha, KS for flat fee for court appointed services. $1,700.00- General (District Court) fund-P.O. # 4507.
  • O’Keefe Law Office, Seneca, KS for court appointed attorney. $1,853.68- General (District Court) fund-P.O. # 4482.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve the Home City Sewer bills and pay them from the appropriate funds available. Unanimous.

Landoll Corporation Owner/President Don Landoll and Landoll Corporation Controller Dan Caffrey met with the Board to discuss a 10 year 100% property tax exemption request from Landoll Ventures LLC., Marysville, KS for a 66,960 square foot warehouse on property located at 1900 North Street at a cost of $1,956,000 for the building and an estimated $5,000.00 for equipment. Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to accept the application and set the hearing date for November 4, 2013. Unanimous.

Sheriff Daniel A. Hargrave met with the Board to inform them that the K-9 drug dog passed away of natural causes last Thursday.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to go into executive session for five minutes at 11:06 a.m. to discuss possible litigation with Sheriff Daniel A. Hargrave present. Unanimous.

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

Register of Deeds Martha Roesch met with the Board to discuss the Mortgage registration fee that her office retains when a mortgage is filed and how the Bankers Association is wanted that fee removed. The fee to date has brought in $69,096.36 to the County of which the County General fund retains $66,438.83.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to adjourn the meeting at 11:50 a.m. Unanimous. The next scheduled meeting will be Monday, October 21, 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.