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Marshall County Commission Meeting – Oct. 21

The Board of Marshall County Commissioners met in regular adjourned session with Robert S. Connell Chairman; Thomas K. Holle member and Sonya L. Stohs, County Clerk present.

Commissioner Charles R. Loiseau was absent from the meeting.

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 seconded by Robert S. Connell. Motion carried.

Leadership Marshall County Board member Mandy Cook met with the Board to invite them to be on a panel at the upcoming Government Day for Leadership Marshall County on November 8, 2013.

County Health Nurse Sue Rhodes met with the Board to give them a monthly update on the Health Department and discuss the need of an additional vehicle.

Marysville Township Trustee John Howard met with the Board. Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve Resolution #13-10-21-1 reducing speed limit commencing at the intersection of 8th St. and Jayhawk Road then runs east on Jayhawk Road and ends at the intersection of 16th Street and 10th Road to 30 mph. Motion carried.

The Board called Commissioner Charles R. Loiseau at 9:30 a.m.

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

RPM Access representatives George Black, III and Matt Garwood met with the Board to discuss the Road Maintenance and Payment in Lieu of Tax Agreement for the Marshall Wind Energy LLC project in the east part of the County.

County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish met with the Board.

During the review of the Road Maintenance Agreement they found three areas of change:

Page 3 paragraph F: allowing for equipment to be moved across and perpendicular to the roadways.

Page 3 Paragraph L: remove

Page 4 Paragraph L: add $125,000.00 escrow instead of the bond.

Page 4 Paragraph I: project inspector

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to have the County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish make the changes to the Road Maintenance Agreement. Motion carried.

They also discussed the roads that will be used for the north half of the project to get to Highway 99.

Commissioner Charles R. Loiseau left the meeting via phone at 10:40 a.m.

County Treasurer Jami Ellenbecker met with the Board to present the 2012 tax roll balancing abstract.

County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish and Undersheriff Timothy Ackerman met with the Board.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to go into executive session for ten minutes at 10:50 a.m. to discuss potential litigation with County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish and Undersheriff Timothy Ackerman present. Motion carried.

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig met with the Board.

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

  • Koch Excavating, Axtell, KS For machine hire. $580.00-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 108245.
  • Arbor Ink, Beatrice, NE For charge tickets for transportation. $612.91-Solid Waste fund-P.O. # 108244.
  • Truck Repair Plus, Marysville, KS For clutch, pressure plate and labor. $1,600.53-Road & Bridge fubd-P.O. # 108074.
  • Mike’s OK Tire, Marysville, KS For tires. $1,159.10-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 108049.
  • Newman Traffic Signs, Jamestown, ND For brackets, signs, and lettering. $3,517.30-Road Bridge fund-P.O. # 108246.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the Neighborhood Revitalization application from Russell Arntt, Marysville, KS with the preconstruction pictures that were provided by the applicant, to approve the Neighborhood Revitalization application from Donald and Leanna Stenglemeier, Marysville, KS with the preconstruction pictures that were provided by the applicant. Motion carried.

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

The Board went to lunch from 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve signing the Payment in Lieu of Taxes Agreement between Marshall County and Marshall Wind Energy LLC (“MWE”). Motion carried.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve signing the Road Maintenance Agreement between Marshall County and Marshall Wind Energy LLC (“MWE”). Motion carried.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to adjourn the meeting at 1:25 p.m. Unanimous. The next scheduled meeting will be Monday, October 28, 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.