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Marshall County Board of Commissioners Meeting Minutes – Nov. 4

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 Thomas K. Holle seconded by Robert S. Connell. Unanimous.

Vicky Gross, Marysville was present to observe the meeting.

County Treasurer Jami Ellenbecker met with the Board. Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to go into executive session for five minutes at 9:10 a.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with County Treasurer Jami Ellenbecker present. Unanimous. Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to extend executive session for ten minutes at 9:15 for the same reasons with the same persons present. Unanimous.

Regional Managing Director Todd York met with the Board to inform them of the December 12th Farm Management Seminar in Seneca, KS.

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig, Public Works Coordinating Supervisor Larry Polson, and Recycling Coordinator Fred Cohorst met with the Board.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to go into executive session for ten minutes at 10:35 a.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with Public Works Administrator Mike Craig and Recycling Coordinator Fred Cohorst present. Unanimous.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to go into executive session for ten minutes at 10:45 a.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with Public Works Administrator Mike Craig, Recycling Coordinator Fred Cohorst, and County Clerk Sonya L. Stohs present. Unanimous.

The Board placed a call to Frankfort Community Development Trust representative Linda Fincham at her request. Linda informed the Board that the group has been deeded the old Frankfort Grade School building and are applying for grants to fix it up. They are cleaning the inside of the building out and are requesting that the Commissioners allow them to dump at the Landfill free of charge. Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to allow the Frankfort Community Development Trust to dump at the Transfer Station/CD pit for free the truck loads of items that are cleaned out of the old Frankfort Grade School. Unanimous.

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

  • Truck Repair Plus, Marysville, KS for clutch replacement and brake repair. $1,633.85-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 108050.
  • Ketter Construction, Home, KS for dozing trees. $1,045.00-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 108250.
  • J & J Excavating, Axtell, KS for machine hire. $1,800.00-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 108251.
  • Cross Dillon Tire, Lincoln, NE for tires. $1,897.00-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 108252.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve the Home City Sewer bills and pay them from the appropriate funds available. Unanimous.

Agency on Aging Director Heather Ruhkamp met with the Board to present the following bid for removal and replacement of 18’ of sidewalk on the west side of the Helvering Center.

  • Midwest Products, L.L.C, Hanover, KS-$1,360.00.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the bid from Midwest Products, L.L.C., Hanover, KS in the amount of $1,360.00 for removal and replacement of 18’ of sidewalk on the west side of the Helvering Center. Unanimous.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve signing the Local Match Letter of Commitment for the Kansas Department of Transportation in the amount of $71,418.10. Unanimous.

The Board discussed renewing the Neighborhood Revitalization program. In discussion Commissioner Loiseau proposed the idea that the contractor and or supplies for all Neighborhood Revitalization applications have to be within Marshall County.

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

  • Public Agency Training Council, Indianapolis, IN for registration fees for law enforcement training(Chief Woodyard, Chief Ackerman, Chief Vermetten, and Undersheriff Ackerman). $2,100.00-Special County Attorney fund-P.O. # 4546.
  • Imaging Office Systems, Inc., Fort Wayne, IN for license for application extender (scanner). $785.22-General (District Court) fund-P.O. # 4511.
  • Kansas Legal Services, Seneca, KS for court appointed attorney. $2,622.95- General (District Court) fund-P.O. # 4512.
  • Glaxo Smith Kline, Atlanta, GA for private vaccine. $1,706.50-Health fund-P.O. # 4471.
  • Caffrey Bros., Frankfort, KS for sewer repairs and labor. $679.10-General (Sheriff) fund-P.O. # 4443.
  • Morrison, Frost, Olsen, Irvine, and Schartz, LLP, Manhattan, KS for court appointed attorney.$539.34-General (District Court) fund-P.O. # 4510.
  • Brown County Treasurer, Hiawatha, KS for share of 4-County budget. $759.24- General (District Court) fund-P.O. # 4509.

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

Sheriff Daniel A. Hargrave met with the Board. Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to go into executive session for ten minutes at 10:45 a.m. to discuss possible litigation with Sheriff Daniel A. Hargrave present. Unanimous.

County Sanitarian Marlene Stamm met with the Board to ask for a variance for 1.79 acres instead of the required 4 acres for a property owned by Stuart O’Neil in Section 16 of Wells Township. Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the requested variance for 1.79 acres instead of the required 4 acres for a property owned by Stuart O’Neil in Section 16 of Wells Township. Unanimous.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to go into executive session for five minutes at 11:12 a.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with County Clerk Sonya L. Stohs present. Unanimous.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve the following 2013 abatements for special assessments with a total tax of $1,877.20. Unanimous.

The Board will have a special meeting on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. for a Public Hearing.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to adjourn the meeting at 11:30 a.m. Unanimous. The next scheduled meeting will be Tuesday, November 12, 2013 starting at 9:00 a.m.

The Courthouse and County offices will be closed on Monday, November 11, 2013 to observe Veterans Day.

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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.