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Marshall County Commission Meeting Minutes – June 23rd

The Board of Marshall County Commissioners met in regular adjourned session with Thomas K. Holle Chairman; Robert S. Connell 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.

Undersheriff Timothy Ackerman met with the Board to present the 2015 Sheriff budget in the amount of $1,068,394 which is the same as the 2014 budget.

County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish met with the Board. Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to go into executive session for five minutes at 9:20 a.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish and County Clerk Sonya L. Stohs present. Motion carried.

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

Rob Lauer, Hall Brothers Inc., Marysville Vice President met with the Board to discuss the section of Pheasant Road they did the resurface on and asked whether the Board wanted to move forward with the remainder of the 4 miles at $40,000.00 a mile.

Commissioner Loiseau called into the meeting at 9:35 a.m.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve Hall Brothers, Marysville completing the resurface of the last 3.5 miles of Pheasant Road at $40,000.00 a mile. Motion carried.

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig presented the following bids for 40-7’ grader blades and 10-8’ grader blades:

  • Foley Equipment, Park City, KS – $5,799.60
  • Welborn Sales, Salina, KS – $6,564.00
  • Berry Tractor, Topeka, KS – no bid

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig recommended the low bid from Foley Equipment in the amount of $5,799.60 for the grader blades. Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the low bid from Foley Equipment in the amount of $5,799.60 for the grader blades. Motion carried.

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

  • Byers Fire Service, Baileyville, KS For fire extinguisher service. $973.00-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 108336.
  • Mike’s OK Tire, Marysville, KS For tires. $860.50-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 108155.
  • Foley Equipment, Park City, KS For grader blades. $5,799.60-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 108337.

The Board discussed issues with 20th and 23rd roads being used as detours for the Hwy 99 bridge closure. Kansas Department of Transportation offered to share the expense of rocking a portion of road that is dirt by providing the rock if the Township would pay for the hauling, but the Township declined. This route will be used for bus travel in the fall. The Board also discussed improving a structure to provide for safer travel. The Board asked that Public Works Administrator Mike Craig speak to the Superintendent of USD 380 about the detour/bus route and report back to the Board next week.

The Board also discussed a new bridge closure in the County in Section 2 of Blue Rapids City Township on 11th Road. The bridge engineer has looked at the 52’ structure and wants to expand it to an 80’ structure because of the bend in the creek. The Board asked Public Works Administrator Mike Craig to get more information from the engineer and report back to them next week.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve signing the Federal/State Aid Bridge Inspection Master Agreement for an 80/20 cost share for special bridge inspections. Motion carried.

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig proposed buying a 2003 Sterling dump truck from Reed Company in Wamego for $53,000.00 with a trade-in of the 1997 International dump truck of $13,000.00.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve the purchase of a a 2003 Sterling dump truck from Reed Company in Wamego for $53,000.00 with a trade-in of the 1997 International dump truck of $13,000.00. Motion carried.

County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish met with the Board.

County Treasurer Jami Ellenbecker met with the Board to ask if they would like to continue to share the Federal Land Management funds with the Bigelow, Blue Rapids and Blue Rapids City Township as they have in the past. Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve continuing to share the Federal Land Management funds with the Bigelow, Blue Rapids and Blue Rapids City Township as they have in the past. Motion carried.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to go into executive session for fifteen minutes at 10:52 a.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with County Treasurer Jami Ellenbecker present. Motion carried. Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to extend executive session for five minutes at 11:07 a.m. for the same reasons with the same persons present. Motion carried.

County Treasurer Jami Ellenbecker proposed to the Board the following additions to the 2015 pay scale, a Vehicle Supervisor at $16.31 an hour which is the same as the County Treasurer Deputy pay and a Compliance Clerk salary at $100.00 a month to compensate her employees for the added responsibility of title work and training. No decision was made on the request.

County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNIsh met with the Board.

RSVP Executive Director Joni Spellmeier met with the Board to present the 2015 RSVP budget request in the amount of $15,000.00 which is the same as the 2014 budget.

Trails and Rails owner Dave Lyhane met with the Board to request for allowance back into the Neighborhood Revitalization program. Mr. Lyhane had been in the program for his business under Community Improvement Team in care of Dave Lyhane for the Trails and Rails business, but was removed from the program on May 19, 2014 due to all of his taxes not being paid in full as the Revitalization program requires. The Board stood by the program contract and did not reverse their May 19, 2014 decision.

Emergency Management Director William Schwindamann met with the Board to present the 2015 Emergency Management budget in the amount of $88,556.00 which is the same of 2014 budget.

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

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the Neighborhood Revitalization application for Keystone Investment, LLC, Marysville, KS with the preconstruction pictures that were provided by the applicant. Motion carried.

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

  • Brown County Treasurer, Hiawatha, KS For share of 4-Co. budget. $602.34-General (District Court) fund-P.O. # 4666.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to adjourn at 12:37 p.m. Unanimous. The next scheduled meeting will be Monday, June 30, 2014 starting at 9:00 a.m.

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