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Marshall County Board of Commissioners Meeting Minutes – Jan. 13

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

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve the following 2013 abatements with a value of 17,461 with a total tax of $2,488.52. Unanimous.

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

  • North Central KS Reg. Juvenile Detention Fac., Junction City, KS for 1st Quarter expenses. $3,104.94-General (Juvenile Detention) fund-P.O. # 4588.
  • North Central Regional Planning Commission, Beloit, KS for 2014 Membership dues. $3,500.00-General (Economic Development) fund-P.O. # 4587.
  • Glaxo Smith Kline, Atlanta, GA for private vaccine. $2,662.00-Health fund-P.O. # 4560.
  • Herbster Law Firm, LLC., Sabetha, KS for monthly contract fee. $1,700.00-General (District Court) fund-P.O. # 4579.

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.

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

Public Works Supervisors Mike Griffee, Roy Yungeberg, Colby Hearn, and Dave Younger met with the Board to have a Public Works Quarterly Supervisor’s meeting and the following topics were discussed:

  • Grader operator school in Marshall County in the spring.
  • Crowning and maintaining the roads, intersections and foreign water.
  • Equipment needs.
  • One big oiler instead of two small oilers for road sealing.
  • Landowners putting in tubes and entrances along County roads without approval.
  • Field tiling without approval to make sure ditches can hold the water.
  • Insulation in the Waterville Shop.
  • Leaking roof at Frankfort Shop.
  • Hiring of additional employee to share between Noxious Weed/Landfill.
  • Spraying and trimming of roadsides.
  • Dust control-whether or not to have County to apply it.

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

  • Landoll Corporation, Marysville, KS for repairs to Landoll belly dump trailer. $5,370.38-Road and Bridge fund-P.O. # 108277.

Agency on Aging Heather Ruhkamp met with the Board. Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to go into executive session for ten minutes at 10:40 a.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with Agency on Aging Director Heather Ruhkamp present. Unanimous.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to go into executive session for five minutes at 11:55 a.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with County Clerk Sonya L. Stohs present. Unanimous.

Vicky Sue Gross met with the Board at 11:00 a.m. to observe the meeting.

REORGANIZATION OF THE BOARD OF MARSHALL COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

11:00 a.m., January 13, 2014

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

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to appoint Thomas K. Holle as chairman of the Board for 2014. Unanimous.

Emergency Management Director:
Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to reappoint William Schwindamann Jr. as Emergency Management Director for 2014. Unanimous.

Public Works Administrator:
Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to reappoint Mike Craig as Public Works Administrator for 2014. Unaimous.

County Health Nurse:
Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to reappoint Vicki S. Rhodes as the County Health Nurse for 2014. Unanimous.

Public Health Officer:
Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to reappoint Dr. John Ryan as the Public Health Officer for 2014. Unanimous.

Agency on Aging:
Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to reappoint Heather Ruhkamp as the Agency on Aging Director for 2014. Unanimous.

Custodian:
Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to table the reappoint of Lou Ann Wassenberg as the custodian for 2014. Unanimous.

Investments:
Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to authorize County Treasurer Jami Ellenbecker to invest the County’s funds in County Federally insured depositories and State Investment Pool for 2014. Unanimous.

Recycling Coordinator:
Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to reappoint Fred Cohorst as the Recycling Coordinator for 2014. Unanimous.

County Newspaper:
Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to appoint the Marysville Advocate as the county paper for 2014. Unanimous.

County Counselor:
Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to reappoint Laura Johnson-McNish as the County Counselor for 2014. Unanimous.

Depositories of county funds:
Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to designate the following depositories of county funds. Unanimous.

County Treasurer:
First Commerce Bank, Marysville, KS
United Bank and Trust, Marysville, KS
Citizens State Bank, Marysville, KS
State Bank of Bern, Axtell, KS
United Bank of Beattie, Beattie, KS
State Bank of Blue Rapids, Blue Rapids, KS
First National Bank, Frankfort, KS
First Heritage Bank, Vermillion, KS
Citizens State Bank, Waterville, KS
Western National Bank, Summerfield, KS
Citizens State Bank & Trust Co., Bremen, KS

County Attorney/County Counselor:
Citizens State Bank, Marysville, KS

Sheriff:
United Bank and Trust, Marysville, KS
Citizens State Bank, Marysville, KS

Clerk of the District Court :
First Commerce Bank, Marysville, KS
Citizens State Bank, Marysville, KS

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the following purchase order. Unanimous.

  • Todd Ackerman, Marysville, KS for travel reimbursement. $1,277.59-Special County Attorney fund-P.O. # 4578.

Register of Deeds Martha Roesch met with the Board to encourage them to pass a Resolution to the legislature asking that they do not remove the Mortgage Registration fee. The Board plans to pass the Resolution next week.

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

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to adjourn at 11:50 a.m. Unanimous. The next scheduled meeting will be Tuesday, January 21, 2014 starting at 9:00 a.m. The Courthouse will be closed Monday, January 20, 2014 to observe Martin Luther King Day.

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.