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Marshall County Commission Meeting Minutes – August 25th

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 Charles R. Loiseau. Unanimous.

Northeast Kansas Regional Business and Community Development Office representative Lyle Peterson met with the Board to discuss the Rural Opportunity Zone Program in Marshall County.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the free use of the CD pit at the Landfill in a time of disaster with approval of the Board via Emergency Management on a case by case basis. Unanimous.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to allow Andy and Don Deters, Vermillion to be eligible for free use of the CD pit at the Landfill to dispose of the debris from the storm damage that occurred on August 24, 2014. Unanimous.

Dan and Brian Wullschleger, Frankfort met with the Board in reference to trash removal at the Landfill.

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 approve the following purchase orders. Unanimous.

Schwab-Eaton, Manhattan, KS
for engineering services
$1,254.00-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 108361

Truck Repair Plus, Inc., Marysville, KS
for fenders
$751.98-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 108362

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig asked for the 1995 Chevy pickup #395 to be deemed surplus.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to deem the 1995 Chevy pickup #395 surplus. Unanimous.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve going out for bid for two pickup trucks for Public Works. Unanimous.

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig informed the Board that our CAT dealer has twelve Kansas Department of Transportation returned 12M2 motor graders with under 500 hours with 3 year full warranty available for sale. The Board is interested in at least one of the motor graders.

Agency on Aging Director Heather Ruhkamp met with the Board to inform them of the resignation of Rachel Combs effective September 30, 2014. The Board approved Agency on Aging Director Heather Ruhkamp to place an ad in the paper for a part-time Nutrition Site cook.

Agency on Aging Director Heather Ruhkamp recommended the following step increases and change in salaries effective September 1, 2014.

Bus driver Roberta Temeyer, Marysville from Clerk II, Step I at $13.79 an hour to Clerk II, Step II at $13.99 an hour
Bus driver Andrea Skalla, Blue Rapids from Clerk II, Step I at $13.79 an hour to Clerk II, Step II at $13.99 an hour
Nutrition Site Cook Nan Roeder, Frankfort from Nutrition Site III $12.17 an hour to Nutrition Site IV at $12.61 an hour
Nutrition Site Cook Julie Caffrey, Frankfort from Nutrition Site III $12.17 an hour to Nutrition Site IV at $12.61 an hour
Bus driver Grace Grable, Marysville from Clerk II, Step I at $13.79 an hour to Clerk II, Step II at $13.99 an hour
Bus driver Ruth Kracht, Marysville from Clerk I, Step II at $13.17 an hour to Clerk II, Step I at $13.51 an hour
Nutrition Site Manager Ashley Lyhane, Waterville from Nutrition Site II at $11.74 an hour to Nutrition Site Manager at $12.90 an hour
Office Clerk Diane Broxterman, Home from Clerk II, Step I at $13.79 an hour to Clerk II, Step II at $13.99 an hour

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the following step increases and changes in salaries effective September 1, 2014. Unanimous.

Bus driver Roberta Temeyer, Marysville from Clerk II, Step I at $13.79 an hour to Clerk II, Step II at $13.99 an hour
Bus driver Andrea Skalla, Blue Rapids from Clerk II, Step I at $13.79 an hour to Clerk II, Step II at $13.99 an hour
Nutrition Site Cook Nan Roeder, Frankfort from Nutrition Site III $12.17 an hour to Nutrition Site IV at $12.61 an hour
Nutrition Site Cook Julie Caffrey, Frankfort from Nutrition Site III $12.17 an hour to Nutrition Site IV at $12.61 an hour
Bus driver Grace Grable, Marysville from Clerk II, Step I at $13.79 an hour to Clerk II, Step II at $13.99 an hour
Bus driver Ruth Kracht, Marysville from Clerk I, Step II at $13.17 an hour to Clerk II, Step I at $13.51 an hour
Nutrition Site Manager Ashley Lyhane, Waterville from Nutrition Site II at $11.74 an hour to Nutrition Site Manager at $12.90 an hour
Office Clerk Diane Broxterman, Home from Clerk II, Step I at $13.79 an hour to Clerk II, Step II at $13.99 an hour

County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish met with the Board.

Terry and Karen Hughes, Marysville met with the Board to discuss Statute 58-2005 in regards to reviewing of a plat for recordation, specifically in how the 1995 North Park Subdivision C plat was reviewed and recorded.

The Hughes’ presented a letter to the Board of what they would like to have done with the 1995 recorded plat for the North Park Subdivision C in the City of Marysville.

Clerk of District Court Nancy Koch met with the Board to ask to spend up to $8,000.00 out of the County Equipment fund. Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve the spending of up to $8,000.00 out of the County Equipment fund for scanning in the Clerk of District Court office. Unanimous.

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

O’Keefe Law Office, Seneca, KS
for attorney fees
$1,749.50-General (District Court) fund-P.O. # 4704

Brown County Treasurer, Hiawatha, KS
for share of 4-Co. budget
$604.23-General (District Court) fund-P.O. # 4703

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig met with the Board at their request.

Agency on Aging Director Heather Ruhkamp met with the Board at their request.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to go into executive session for five minutes at 12:50 p.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with Agency on Aging Director Heather Ruhkamp present. 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.

County Clerk Sonya L. Stohs presented the 2015 Marshall County budget in the amount of $10,302,148 with a tax amount of $6,760,802 at 51.987 mills. The budget is figured with the Board requested reductions in the requests from Historical, Soil Conservation, and Extension Council also lowering of Liability and Workman’s Comp funds. The Board also approved a $50.00 a month Cost of Living to each employee in the budget.

County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish met with the Board. Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to go into executive session for five minutes at 1:05 p.m. to discuss matters of attorney client privilege with County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish present. Unanimous.

County Treasurer Jami Ellenbecker met with the Board at their request. The Board discussed with the County Treasurer Jami Ellenbecker that they were declining her requests to create a position of Compliance Clerk with an additional $100.00 a month pay for her staff, and also declining the request for creating an additional position of Motor Vehicle Supervisor and having two Deputy positions in her office. There was extensive discussion on this issue and County Treasurer Jami Ellenbecker let the Board know she will pursue what she can do without their approval through the Motor Vehicle account including the possible hiring of an additional employee.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Charles R. Loiseau to approve September 8, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. as the Budget Hearing for the 2015 Marshall County budget and also to publish the Vote of the Board. Unanimous.

The Board accepted the resignation of Jennifer Pishny from the Pawnee Mental Health board as a Marshall County representative.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to adjourn at 2:10 p.m. Unanimous. The next scheduled meeting will be Tuesday, September 2, 2014 starting at 9:00 a.m.

The Courthouse will be closed on September 1, 2014 for the Labor Day Holiday.

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