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Marshall County Board of Commissioners Meeting Minutes – Feb. 3

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

Commissioner Charles R. 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.

Agency on Aging Director Heather Ruhkamp met with the Board to discuss putting an ad in the paper for a Nutrition Site Manager at the Marysville Sunshine Inn as Marjorie Gugenhan will be retiring as of April 1, 2014. The Board asked that she put an ad in all four of the County papers for two weeks.

Agency on Aging Director Heather Ruhkamp presented the following bids for a used copier:

  • Option A- Savin 9025B Copier (reconditioned) -$1,000.00.
  • Option B- Savin 8025sp Copier (reconditioned) – $1,000.00.
  • Service plan- 1,750 b/w copies per month – $35.00

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve the purchase of the Option A, Savin 9025B copier for $1,000.00. Motion carried.

Commissioner Charles R. Loiseau placed a call to the Board.

Sheriff Daniel A. Hargrave met with the Board to discuss the purchase of a new Belgium Malinois K-9 for the Sheriff’s Department from K-9 Working Dogs International, LLC, Longford, KS. The Belgium Malinois K-9 will be a single purpose narcotics detection/tracking dog and the purchase price includes three weeks of training and housing for the handler. The cost of the Belgium Malinois K-9 and training is $12,500.00 of which $3,000.00 is covered by a grant so the balance of $9,495.00 will come from the Sheriff Special Reserve fund which is money from drug and other forfeitures.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the purchase of a new Belgium Malinois K-9 for the Sheriff’s Department from K-9 Working Dogs International, LLC, Longford, KS at a cost of $9,495.00 including three weeks of training and housing for the handler. Motion carried.

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

  • K-9 Working Dogs International, LLC., Longford, KS for narcotics detection/tracking K-9. $9,495.00-Sheriff Special Reserve fund-P.O. # 4576.

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

  • Taser International, Phoenix, AZ for mounted camera and kit. $712.86-Special County Attorney fund-P.O. # 4602.
  • Steven A. Kraushaar, Attorney, Marysville, KS for contract Attorney fee. $2,100.00-General (District Court) fund-P.O. # 4581.
  • ATCi, Hays, KS for annual contract-E911 address management. $2,300.00-911 fund-P.O. # 4495.
  • Kinsley Mortuary, Marysville, KS for coroner expense. $1,445.00-General (Coroner) fund-P.O. # 4601.
  • Frontier Forensics Midwest, LLC, Kansas City, KS for autopsy. $625.00-General (Coroner) fund-P.O. # 4600.
  • Fleetwood Leasing, LLC, Summit, NJ for voice recorder lease. $4,877.38-911 fund-P.O. # 4496.
  • Public Agency Training Council, Indianapolis, IN for registration for Larry Wenzl to attend Death/Homicide Conf. $525.00-Special County Attorney fund-P.O. # 4589.

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

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

  • Truck Repair Plus, Marysville, KS for brake repairs. $1,294.08-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 108152.
  • Foley Industries, Park City, KS for repairs to motor grader. $1,080.18-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. #108182.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to go into executive session for five minutes at 10:45 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. Motion carried.

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig recommended to the Board setting Recycling Coordinator Fred Cohorst salary at $2,440.75 a month effective February 1, 2014. Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve setting Recycling Coordinator Fred Cohorst, Marysville salary at $2,440.75 a month effective February 1, 2014. Motion carried.

County Attorney 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 11:00 a.m. to discuss potential litigation with Public Works Administrator Mike Craig, Public Works Coordinating Supervisor Larry Polson and County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish present. Motion carried. No action was taken as a result of the session.

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig recommended to the Board selling the brome hay from the Landfill to Don Fincham, Marysville for $30.00 a ton. Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve selling the brome hay from the Landfill to Don Fincham, Marysville for $30.00 a ton. Motion carried.

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

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve the recommendation of Kurt Skalla, Blue Rapids as the Blue Rapids Township Trustee. Motion carried.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve the following prior year 2011 abatements with a value of 3,928 with a total tax of $473.41, prior year 2012 abatements with a value of 3,928 with a total tax of $458.29 and 2013 abatements with a value of 3,864 with a total tax of $455.58. 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.

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

  • Century Business, Manhattan, KS for Savin 9025 B copier. $1,000.00-Aging Special fund-P.O. # 4603.

The Board continued the review of the Marshall County Employee Handbook from last week’s meeting.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to go into executive session for ten minutes at 11:37 a.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with County Clerk Sonya L. Stohs present. Motion carried. No action was taken as a result of the session.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to adjourn at 12:05 a.m. Motion carried. The next scheduled meeting will be Monday, February 10, 2014 starting at 9:00 a.m.

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