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Marshall County Board of Commissioners Meeting Minutes – Jan. 27

The Board of Marshall County Commissioners met in regular adjourned session with Thomas K. Holle Chairman; Charles R. Loiseau and Robert S. Connell 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 Charles R. Loiseau seconded by Thomas K. Holle. Unanimous.

County Appraiser Janet Duever and County Counselor Laura Johnson-McNish met with the Board.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to go into executive session for fifteen minutes at 9:03 a.m. to discuss matters of possible litigation with County Counselor Laura Johnson-McNish and County Appraiser Janet Duever present. Unanimous.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to re-appoint Lou Wassenberg as the Custodian for 2014. Unanimous.

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

  • Brown County Treasurer, Hiawatha, KS for share of 4-County budget. $715.26-General (District Court) fund-P.O. # 4580.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to go into executive session for five minutes at 9:25 a.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with County Clerk Sonya L. Stohs and County Clerk Office Clerk Yawna Smith present. Unanimous.

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

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to have the Chairman sign an agreement with Kansas Department of Transportation to treat Noxious Weeds at the cost of $26.80 an hour for operator and $59.70 for Ford 4×4 300 gallon spray truck and $40.70 an hour for Ford F150 30 gallon spot sprayer truck. Unanimous.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve Resolution # 2014-01-27-1 to establish a dealer participating cost-share program for the year 2014. Unanimous.

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig recommended to the Board to approve a step increase for Gary Riesen from Laborer, Probation at $13.67 an hour to Laborer 1 at $14.17 an hour effective February 1, 2014. Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the following step increase for Gary Riesen from Laborer, Probation at $13.67 an hour to Laborer 1 at $14.17 an hour effective February 1, 2014. Unanimous.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to go into executive session for ten minutes at 10:06 a.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with Public Works Administrator Mike Craig and County Clerk Sonya L. Stohs present. Unanimous.

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

  • Truck Repair Plus, Inc., Marysville, KS for repairs to Recycling truck. $2,543.16-Recycling fund-P.O. # 108279.
  • Eagle Machine and Weld Shop, Silver Lake, KS for replace bushings. $733.00-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 108278.

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 minute at 10:20 a.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with Agency on Aging Director Heather Ruhkamp present. Unanimous.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve paying the Mitchell Electric bill for repairs because of a water leak at the Frankfort Nutrition Site and remove it off of the month’s rent until it is reimbursed. Unanimous.

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig met with the Board.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve County Counselor Laura Johnson-McNish to construct a letter and send it to Senators Moran and Roberts in support of continuing the Payment in Lieu of Taxes for the federal lands that are currently tax exempt. Unanimous.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve the Neighborhood Revitalization application for Axtell Grain Co., Axtell, KS with the preconstruction pictures that were provided by the applicant. Unanimous.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve the County’s share of payrolls and related vouchers, as presented, processed the motor vehicle payroll and issued manual warrants from the representative funds. Unanimous.

County Counselor Laura Johnson-McNish met with the Board.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to go into executive session for five minutes at 11:07 a.m. to discuss matters of potential litigation with County Counselor Laura Johnson-McNish and County Clerk Sonya L. Stohs present. Unanimous.

County Clerk Sonya L. Stohs left the meeting at 11:12 a.m. and Deputy County Clerk Judy Ballman entered the meeting.

The Board started to review the Marshall County Employee Handbook.

County Counselor Laura Johnson-McNish met with the Board.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to go into executive session for fifteen minutes at 11:35 a.m. to discuss potential litigation with County Counselor Laura Johnson-McNish and Deputy County Clerk Judy Ballman present. Unanimous.

The Board placed a call to Agency on Aging Director Heather Ruhkamp.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to go into executive session for ten minutes at 11:55 a.m. to discuss potential litigation with Agency on Aging Director Heather Ruhkamp via phone, County Counselor Laura Johnson-McNish and Deputy County Clerk Judy Ballman present. Unanimous.

Deputy County Clerk Judy Ballman left the meeting and County Clerk Sonya L. Stohs entered the meeting at 12:05 a.m.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to resend the previous motion to approve paying the Mitchell Electric bill for repairs because of a water leak at the Frankfort Nutrition Site and remove it off of the month’s rent until it is reimbursed. Unanimous.

The Board asked County Counselor Laura Johnson-McNish to construct a letter of concerns to the owner of the Frankfort Nutrition Site.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to adjourn at 12:10 a.m. Unanimous. The next scheduled meeting will be Monday, February 3, 2014 starting at 9:00 a.m.

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