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Marshall County Commission Meeting Minutes – August 11th

The Board met at 8:00 a.m. to canvass the votes of the August 5, 2014 Primary Election.

The Board of Marshall County Commissioners met in regular adjourn 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.

County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish met with the Board.

County Treasurer Jami Ellenbecker met with the Board to discuss the proposed wage increases and creation of positions in her office that she requested when she presented in her 2015 budget. No decision was made on the request.

County Treasurer Jami Ellenbecker also discussed having a company come shred 50 box of documents for $200.00.

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 following purchase orders. Unanimous.

  • Star Programming, Danville, KS for retainer fee. $1,000.00-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 108358.
  • Seneca Ready Mix, Seneca, KS for concrete. $913.25-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 108357.
  • Nemaha Marshall Electric Coop, Axtell, KS for bridge labor to lean poles. $736.05-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 108356.

Jenna Shaughnessy, Marysville met with the Board to discuss budgeting money for the Rural Opportunity Zone program.

Commissioner Loiseau left the meeting at 10:35 a.m.

The Board placed a call to Agency on Aging Director Heather Ruhkamp. Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to go into executive session for five minutes at 11:00 a.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with Agency on Aging Director Heather Ruhkamp present by phone. Motion carried. Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to extend executive session for five minutes at 11:05 a.m. for the same reasons with the same persons present. Motion carried.

Partnership for Growth board members Rob Peschel and Phil Osborne met with the Board to ask the Board for half of the existing 2014 budget and an allocation of $30,000.00 for 2015. They also ask for the computer and printer out of the Economic Development office. No action was taken.

County Commissioner Charles R. Loiseau entered the meeting at 11:30 a.m.

County Counselor Laura Johnson-McNish met with the Board. Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to have County Counselor Laura Johnson-McNish write a response to case 2014-CV-27. Unanimous.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to go into executive session for ten minutes at 11:35 a.m. to discuss matters of attorney client privilege with County Counselor Laura Johnson-McNish present. Unanimous. Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to extend executive session for ten minutes at 11:45 a.m. for the same reasons with the same persons present. Unanimous.

County Health Nurse Sue Rhodes met with the Board to discuss office hours. After many options and lots of discussion the following schedule was presented:

Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday: 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the new Health Department office hours effective September 2, 2014. Commissioner Holle voted no. 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. Unanimous.

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

  • Steven A. Kraushaar, Attorney at Law, Marysville, KS for contract fee. $2,100.00-General (District Court) fund-P.O. # 4670.
  • Herbster Law Firm, LLC, Topeka, KS for contract fee. $1,700.00-General (District Court) fund-+P.O. # 4702.
  • Glaxo Smith Kline, Atlanta, GA for private vaccine. $1,815.50-Health fund-P.O. # 4680.
  • Pfizer, Inc., Boston, MA for private vaccine. $6,655.19-Health fund-P.o. # 4681.
  • Stericycle, Carol Stream, IL for sharps disposal. $944.73-Health fund-P.O. # 4678.
  • Gordon N. Stowe and Assoc., Wheeling, IL for calibrations of machines. $635.00-Health fund-P.O. # 4679.
  • Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Carol Stream, IL for private vaccine. $10,771.54-Health fund-P.O. # 4676.
  • Card Services (First Option Medical), Kansas City, MO for syringes. $2,025.00-Health fund-P.O. # 4682.
  • Novartis Vaccines, Philadelphia, PA for private vaccine. $3,284.80-Health fund-P.O. # 4677.
  • Truck Repair Plus, Marysville, KS for repair air compressor in bus #21. $635.98-Aging KDOT-P.O. # 4593.
  • City of Blue Rapids, Blue Rapids, KS for Blue Rapids officers protective vests. $2,000.00-Special County Attorney fund-P.O. # 4701.

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

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to hire Gina Stroemer, Marysville as the Nutrition Site Cook at $11.74 an hour effective August 25, 2014. Unnaimous.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve the vouchers, as presented, and issue warrants from the respective funds. Unanimous.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve giving Partnership for Growth an allocation in the amount of $5,058.50 for the year of 2014. Unanimous.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to adjourn at 2:44 p.m. Unanimous. The next scheduled meeting will be Monday, August 18, 2014 starting at 9:00 a.m.

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