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Marshall County Commission Meeting Minutes – June 30th

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

Vicki Gross, Marysville was present to observe the meeting at 9:00 a.m. as a concerned citizen.

County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish met with the Board.

County Health Nurse Sue Rhodes met with the Board to present the 2015 Health Department budget in the amount of $545,310.00 which is the same as the 2014 budget.

County Health Nurse Sue Rhodes also discussed the grants for the Health Department and presented a chart showing the potential loss in grant monies from 2014 to 2015.

County Health Nurse Sue Rhodes present the following bid for basement work at the Health Department.

Sedlacek Construction, Marysville, KS-$2,000.00

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve the bid from Sedlacek Construction, Marysville in the amount of $2,000.00 for basement ceiling work at the Health Department. Unanimous.

County Health Nurse Sue Rhodes recommended the following step increases for Health Department RN Lisa Kenworthy from RN/Social Worker, Step 1 at $19.92 an hour to RN/Social Worker Step II at $20.42 an hour and Health Department Social Worker Julia Alfers from RN/Social Worker, Step 4 at $21.42 an hour to RN/Social Worker Step 5 at $21.92 an hour. Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the following step raises Health Department RN Lisa Kenworthy from RN/Social Worker, Step 1 at $19.92 an hour to RN/Social Worker Step II at $20.42 an hour and Health Department Social Worker Julia Alfers from RN/Social Worker, Step 4 at $21.42 an hour to RN/Social Worker Step 5 at $21.92 an hour effective July 1, 2014. Unanimous.

County Health Nurse Sue Rhodes also presented the Health Department monthly reports of revenues and expenses.

County Health Nurse Sue Rhodes also asked for clarification on the Holiday work schedule for her Department. The Board asked that every employee adjust their work schedule to get the 30 required hours in so that they can get paid the 7.5 hours of holiday pay. The employee work week is 37.5 hours regardless of what the operating hours (46 hours) and scheduled day off (four day work schedule) are normally.

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

Wilfred Leseberg, Herkimer and Harold Linkugel, Herkimer met with the Board and Public Works to discuss the condition of the rock roads in their area and how they badly need improved and crowned.

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

  • ULINE, Pleasant Prairie, WI for PureFlow eyewash station & solution. $642.09-Noxious Weed fund-P.O. # 108338.
  • Reed Co., LLC, Wamego, KS for 2003 Sterling LT9500 dumptruck. $40,000.00-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 108340.
  • Bruce’s Body Shop, Marysville, KS for replace grille and back glass. $595.00-Recycling fund-P.O. # 108339.

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig opened the following bids for the contents of the Waterville Lumberyard that the County has recently purchased for a new shop in Waterville.

  • Hometown Lumber, Marysville, KS – $1,090.00
  • Crome Lumber, Marysville, KS – $625.00
  • Greg Elder, Handyman, Seneca, KS – $2,500.00

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to accept the bid from Greg Elder, Handyman, Seneca, KS in the amount of $2,500.00. Unanimous.

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig presented the 2015 Public Works budget request in the amount of $2,686,012.00 which is an increase of $215,964.00 from the 2014 budget; 2015 HHW/Recycling budget request in the amount of $66,500.00 which is the same as the 2014 budget; 2015 Solid Waste budget in the amount of $392,570.00 which is the same as the 2014 budget.

County Appraiser Janet Duever met with the Board to present the 2015 Appraiser budget in the amount of $173,360 which is a decrease of $90.00 from the 2014 budget.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve County Appraiser Janet Duever to order a part for the plotter and have it installed. Unanimous.

County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish met with the Board.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to go into executive session for fifteen minutes at 10:35 a.m. to discuss matters of attorney client privilege with County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish and County Clerk Sonya L. Stohs present. Unanimous.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to go into executive session for ten minutes at 10:50 a.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish present. Unanimous.

Clerk of the District Court Clerk Nancy Koch met with the Board to present the 2015 Clerk of the District Court budget in the amount of $120,500.00 which is an increase of $7,072.00 from the 2014 budget.

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

  • American Resource Consultants, Leavenworth, KS for signs and flag kit. $1,036.37-Election fund-P.O. #4732.
  • Midland Medical Supply, Omaha, NE for medical supplies. $1,554.24-Health fund-P.O. # 4643.

Commissioner Connell made a statement for the record since he was not allowed to talk at the Marysville City Council meeting. He stated that when Marysville City Administrator Rick Shain and Marysville City Mayor Bill Phillipi were presenting the County-wide sales tax to the Board they did not announce that they were not representing the City of Marysville, or were present as concerned citizens and that the papers given to the Board stated they represented the City of Marysville.

County Treasurer Jami Ellenbecker met with the Board to present the 2015 County Treasurer budget in the amount of $115,360.00 which is a decrease of $225.00 from the 2014 budget. The budget does include the request to add a Motor Vehicle Supervisor to the pay scale and pay that person as an additional Deputy in her office. At this time the Board made no decision on that item as they need to do further research.
Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded Thomas K. Holle to approve the vouchers, as presented, and issue manual warrants from the respective funds. Unanimous.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau 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.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to adjourn at 12:00 p.m. Unanimous. The next scheduled meeting will be Monday, July 7, 2014 starting at 9:00 a.m.

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