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Marshall County Board of Commissioners Meeting Minutes – Dec. 2

Marshall County Commissioners met Monday. $1000 was approved for participation in the statehouse county map project. Each of the state’s 105 counties will be featured in a room size exhibit in the visitors center at the Kansas Capitol. No action was taken on a request from Flint Hills Frontiers organization on a memorandum of understanding, and invitation to join the group. They are seeking a broad coalition of counties in the Flint Hills with the hopes of identifying goals and a vision for the economic future of the region. Marshall County had been among those participating in a citizen strategy planning session hosted earlier this year, which culminated recently in a draft report, detailed online at flinthillsfrontiers.org.

The Marshall County Agency on Aging has advised that there will not be a Breadbasket commodities distribution in December.

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

Commissioner 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 Robert S. Connell seconded by Thomas K. Holle. Motion carried.

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

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the Chairman signing the Transfer of Property Agreement and Acceptance of Homeland Security Grant Equipment for a Mobile Communication Satellite System. Motion carried.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve a commitment of $1,000.00 to participate in the Kansas Statehouse County Map Project. Motion carried.

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

  • Kimble Mapping, Inc., Manhattan, KS for 2013 map maintenance. $3,000.00-Appraiser fund-P.O. # 4571.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the following 2013 abatements with a value of 10,340 with a total tax of $1,788.63. Motion carried.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the Neighborhood Revitalization application from Ryan E. and Rachel A. Bishop, Blue Rapids with the preconstruction pictures that were provided by the applicant and the Neighborhood Revitalization application from David and Delores Stump, Blue Rapids with the preconstruction pictures that were provided by the applicant. Motion carried.

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

Foley Equipment Territory Sales Representative Ryan Wilson and Murphy Tractor Territory Sales Representative Chadd Blackwood met with the Board while the motor grader bids were opened.

  • Berry Tractor, Topeka, KS – no bid.
  • Martin Tractor, Topeka, KS
  1.      2013 120M2 189HP-$209,879.00. 7yr/7500 hr buy back $116,000.00.
  2.      2005 CAT 12H trade-in-$115,000.00
  • Murphy Tractor, Topeka, KS
  1. 2014 670G 195HP-$213,000.00. 7yr/7500 hr buy back $124,500.00.
  2. 2005 CAT 12H trade-in-$80,000.00
  3. 2013 672G 220HP-$233,000.00. 7yr/7500 hr buy back $136,500.00.
  4. 2005 CAT 12H trade-in-$80,000.00

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig will put all the bid information onto spreadsheets for the Board to review the bids next Monday.

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

  •  Hale Repair, Frankfort, KS for labor for A/C compressor and parts. $848.25-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 108258.
  • M & R Auto Parts, Frankfort, KS for repair on exhaust manifold. $879.56-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 108181.
  • Foley Industries, Park City, KS for reseal and hone attachment cylinder on lift group. $972.91-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 108260.
  • Foley Industries, Park City, KS for grader repair. $843.13-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 108259.

Shelly Carver, Flint Hills Regional Council Community Development Manager met with the Board to discuss signing a Memorandum of Understanding and being a part of the Flint Hill Frontiers. No action was taken.

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

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

County Treasurer Jami Ellenbecker met with the Board to discuss possible purchase of computers.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to adjourn at 11:44 a.m. Motion carried. The next scheduled meeting will be Monday, December 9, 2013 starting at 9:00 a.m.

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