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Marshall County Board of Commissioners Meeting Minutes – Dec. 9

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 Appraiser Janet Duever met with the Board.

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

  • Kansas County Appraiser’s Assoc., for Orion program enhancement. $987.10-Appraiser fund-P.O. # 4573.

County Appraiser Janet Duever recommended a step increase for Melody Germann from Clerk I, Step II to Clerk II, Step I effective January 1, 2014. Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the step increase for Melody Germann from Clerk I, Step II at $13.20 an hour to Clerk II, Step I at $13.48 an hour effective January 1, 2014. Unanimous.

Sheriff Daniel A. Hargrave met with the Board to recommend the hiring of Alvin Dalrymple, Marysville as a Corrections Officer, Probation at $13.29 an hour effective December 24, 2013. Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve the hiring of Alvin Dalrymple, Marysville as a Corrections Officer, Probation at $13.29 an hour effective December 24, 2013. Unanimous.

County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish met with the Board to remind them of the Kansas Open Meetings Act meeting that will be held on December 10, 2013 at 7.00 p.m. in the Courthouse.

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.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve the following 2013 abatements with a value of 1,035 with a total tax of $126.98 Unanimous.

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

  • State Bank of Blue Rapids, Blue Rapids, KS for payoff of two Chevy trucks. $14,851.72-General (Sheriff) fund-P.O. # 4519.
  • Galls/Quartermaster, Chicago, IL for uniform and vehicle lighting. $931.22-General (Sheriff) fund-P.O. # 4516.
  • Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Carol Stream, IL for private vaccine. $4,443.56-Health fund-P.O. # 4557.
  • Novartis Vaccines, Philadelphia, PA for private vaccine. $1,642.40-Health fund-P.O. # 4558.
  • Marysville Ambulance, Marysville, KS for ambulance trip. $600.00-General (Sheriff) fund-P.O. # 4517.
  • Bruce’s Body Shop, Marysville, KS for labor for installation and repairs. $2,680.00- General (Sheriff) fund-P.O. # 4518.
  • Steven A. Kraushaar, Attorney, Marysville, KS for contract flat fee. $2,100.00-General (District Court) fund-P.O. # 4566.

RPM Access Wind Development Representative George Black met with the Board to give them an update on the Marshall County Wind Farm.

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig and Public Works Coordinating Supervisor Larry Polson met with the Board to present a spreadsheet with all the motor grader bids that were presented last week.

Foley Equipment Territory Sales Manager Ryan Wilson was present for the motor grader bid discussion.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the purchase the 2013 CAT 120M2 VHP motor grader in the amount of $94,879.00. Unanimous.

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

  • Foley Equipment Co., Park City, KS for 2013 120M2 CAT motor grader. $94,879.00-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 108263.
  • Interstate Battery System of NE Kansas, Topeka, KS for stock batteries. $504.75-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 108261.
  • Welborn Sales, Salina, KS for corr. metal pipe. $1,399.20-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 108262.

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig and the Board had discussion on the KDOT bridge replacement schedule for Marshall County in 2014, the need of road crowning and ditch pulling on County roads.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Hollle to go into executive session for ten minutes at 10:57 a.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with County Clerk Sonya L. Stohs present. Unanimous.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve a one year contract with Reese and Novelly, P.A., Manhattan for the 2013 end of year audit. Unanimous.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to go into executive session for ten minutes at 11:15 a.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel. Unanimous.

Agency on Aging Director Heather Ruhkamp met with the Board at their request to discuss the December holiday schedule. The Board ask that a meal/brunch be served on December 24, 2013.

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

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to adjourn at 11:50 a.m. Unanimous. The next scheduled meeting will be Monday, December 16, 2013 starting at 9:00 a.m.

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