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Marshall County Commission Meeting Minutes – Nov. 18

Marshall County Commissioners met Monday. The county attorney presented two resolutions for the Rural Opportunity Zone program, one funded by the county, the other allowing employers to fund the program. They were reviewed, and a decision will be taken up at the next meeting. The board is seeking a response from the Kansas Department of Commerce before proceeding. Commissioners discussed renewal of the neighborhood revitalization program, adopting a three year option allowing property tax refunds equivalent to 80/60/30% share of taxes paid each year, and quote “strongly suggesting in county contractors/and or suppliers be used on all projects.” This was approved, and takes effect 2014-2016. The board will not be filing of reconsideration for the Grainbelt Cleanline Energy transmission project with the Kansas Corporation Commission. Marshall County Commissioners called executive session on seven occasions Monday for a total of an hour and fifteen minutes, meeting several times with the County Sheriff, and once with the Public Works Administrator and Supervisor, and once with the Emergency Management Director. County attorney and county clerk attended several of the sessions which were for discussion of non-elected personnel. No decisions were rendered. The board thanked County Extension Agent Mike Vogt, who is resigning his position effective this week.

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

County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish and Sheriff Daniel A. Hargrave met with the Board.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to go into executive session for ten minutes at 9:02 a.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish and Sheriff Daniel A. Hargrave present. Unanimous. Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to extend executive session for five minutes at 9:12 a.m. for the same reasons with the same persons present. Unanimous.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to go into executive session for five minutes at 9:20 a.m. to discuss matters of attorney client privilege with County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish and County Clerk Sonya L. Stohs present. Unanimous.

County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish met with the Board to present two Resolutions for the (ROZ) Rural Opportunity Zone program for them to review. The only difference in the Resolutions is that one is funded with County funds and the other allows the employers to fund the program. The Board will review the Resolutions and wait for the response from the Department of Commerce and make a decision on Monday.

County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish also discussed the Conceal Carry Law with the Board.

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

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig presented the following bids for 50- 7 foot and 30- 8 foot single bevel grader blades:

  • Foley Equipment, Topeka, KS: 7 ft. – $88.52 ea. – $4,426.00
    20 week delivery 8 ft. – $100.33 ea. – $3,009.90
    Total: $7,435.90
  • Welborn Sales, Salina, KS: 7 ft. – $94.75 ea. – $4,737.50
    4 week delivery 8 ft. – $108.30 ea. – $3,249.00
    Total: $7,986.50
  • Berry Tractor, Topeka, KS: no bid

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the bid from Welborn Sales, Salina, KS in the amount of $7,986.50 due to earlier availability. Unanimous.

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

  • National Sign Co., Ottawa, KS for u-channel post cap for signs and delineators. $1,744.00-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 108254.
  • Welborn Sales, Salina, KS for grader blades. $7,986.56-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 108257.
  • Kan Equip, Inc., Marysville, KS for one year lease of skid loader. $4,000.00-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 108256.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve deeming the 1986 Brigadier State truck. Unanimous.

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

The Board received a call from Matt Schmitz about adding a storage unit to his Neighborhood Revitalization application he had applied for two storage units and ended up building three. The Board denied the request to add the third storage unit to the application.

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

  • Herbster Law Firm, LLC., Sabetha, KS for contract flat fee for court appointed attorney. $3,400.00-General (District Court) fund-P.O. # 4548
  • Glaxo Smith Kline, Atlanta, GA for private vaccine. $2,068.00-Health fund-P.O. # 4504.
  • Mustang Motors, Waterville, KS for 2012 Dodge Caravan. $19,495.00-Health Dept Capital Outlay fund-P.O. # 4503.
  • Stericycle, Carol Stream, IL for sharps disposal. $776.58-Health fund-P.O. # 4501.
  • Eakes Office Products, Grand Island, NE for printer. $2,109.92-Equipment Reserve fund-P.O. # 4565.
  • Midland Medical Supply, Omaha, NE for medical supplies. $869.49-Heath fund-P.O. # 4502.
  • Pfizer, Inc., Boston, MA for private vaccine. $3,768.41-Health fund-P.O. # 4500.
  • Blue Valley Telecommunications, Home, KS for install WIFI system at Helvering Center. $522.15-Agency on Aging fund-P.O. # 4414.
  • Steven Kraushaar, Attorney, Marysville, KS for monthly contract fee. $2,100.00- General (District Court) fund-P.O. # 4547.

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

County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish met with the Board to discuss the renewal of the Neighborhood Revitalization Plan. The Board decided to make the following changes to the plan for 2014-2016. It will be a three year program with percentages of 80-60-30 and they strongly suggest in County contractors and /or suppliers be used on all projects.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve the 2014-2016 Neighborhood Revitalization plan to be a three year program with percentages of 80-60-30 and they strongly suggest in County contractors and /or suppliers be used on all projects. Unanimous.

Brian Luther, AMERItime representative met with the Board to discuss presenting a program to interested employees after work hours on December 16th.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to go into executive session for five minutes at 11:05 a.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with County Clerk Sonya L. Stohs present. Unanimous.

County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish and Sheriff Daniel A. Hargrave met with the Board.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to go into executive session for ten minutes at 11:20 a.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish, Sheriff Daniel A. Hargrave, and County Clerk Sonya L. Stohs present. Unanimous. Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to extend executive session for ten minutes at 11:30 a.m. for the same reasons with the same persons present. Unanimous. Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to extend executive session for ten minutes at 11:40 a.m. for the same reasons with the same persons present. Unanimous.

The Board asked for Extension Agent Mike Vogt to meet with the Board to thank him for his service and congratulate him on his new venture.

Emergency Management Director William Schwindamann Jr. met with the Board.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to go into executive session for ten minutes at 11:51 a.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with Emergency Management Director William Schwindamann Jr. present. Unanimous.

County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish and Sheriff Daniel A. Hargrave met with the Board.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to go into executive session for ten minutes at 12:04 p.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish, Sheriff Daniel A. Hargrave, and County Clerk Sonya L. Stohs present. Unanimous.

The Board will not be filing for Reconsideration for the Grainbelt Cleanline Energy Transmission project with the Kansas Corporation Commission.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to adjourn the meeting at 12:14 p.m. Motion carried. The next schedule meeting will be Monday, November 25, 2013 starting at 9:00 a.m.

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