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Marshall County Commission Meeting Minutes – July 28th

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

County 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.

County Commissioner Charles R. Loiseau placed a call to the Board at 9:05 a.m.

County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish and Agency on Aging Director Heather Ruhkamp met with the Board.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to go into executive session for fifteen minutes at 9:07 a.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish, Agency on Aging Director Heather Ruhkamp and County Clerk Sonya L. Stohs present. Motion carried.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve the resignation of Nutrition Site Cook Sheryl Rengstorf effective July 31, 2014. Motion carried.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve allowing Agency on Aging Director Heather Ruhkamp to advertise for a Nutrition Site Cook with a probation wage of $11.74 an hour and advancing to $12.61 an hour after completing a three month probation period. Motion carried.

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

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by to approve the low bid for tires from Gunn’s Service, Blue Rapids in the amount of $592.47 per tire. Motion carried.

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

  • Gunn Service, Blue Rapids, KS for tires. $1,184.94-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 108354.
  • Koch Excavating, Axtell, KS for machine hire. $652.50-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 108353.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by to approve the low bid for tires from Gunn’s Service, Blue Rapids in the amount of $592.47 per tire. Motion carried.

The Board discussed the 2015 Road & Bridge budget request with Public Works Administrator Mike Craig.

County Commissioner Charles R. Loiseau left the meeting via phone at 10:30 a.m.

County Health Nurse Sue Rhodes and Medical Records Supervisor Mary Weeks met with the Board to give a monthly update and discuss the 2015 Health Department budget request.

Sheriff Daniel A. Hargrave met with the Board to request a salary increase for Derek Martin, Marysville from Food Service/Communications Operator at $13.26 an hour to Food Service/Communications Operator at $13.37 an hour effective August 1, 2014. Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to approve a salary increase for Derek Martin, Marysville from Food Service/Communications Operator at $13.26 an hour to Food Service/Communications Operator at $13.37 an hour effective August 1, 2014. Motion carried.

Agency on Aging Director Heather Ruhkamp met with the Board to discuss the 2015 Agency on Aging budget request.

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

  • Midland Medical Supply, Omaha, NE for medical supplies. $638.83-Health fund-P.O. # 4645.
  • Brown County Treasurer, Hiawatha, KS for share of 4-County budget. $615.98-General (District Court) fund-P.O. # 4669.

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.

County Clerk Sonya L. Stohs recommended a step increase for Mary Ann Heinen, Blue Rapids from Clerk I, Step II at $13.51 an hour to Clerk II, Step I at $13.79 an hour effective August 1, 2014. Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle a step increase for Mary Ann Heinen, Blue Rapids from Clerk I, Step II at $13.51 an hour to Clerk II, Step I at $13.79 an hour effective August 1, 2014. Motion carried.

County Clerk Sonya L. Stohs recommended hiring Alyssa Packett, Marysville for the open position in her office at $13.17 an hour effective August 11, 2014. Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the hiring Alyssa Packett, Marysville for the open position in her office at $13.17 an hour effective August 11, 2014. Motion carried.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle 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. Motion carried.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Thomas K. Holle to adjourn at 12:24 p.m. Unanimous. The next scheduled meeting will be Monday, August 4, 2014 starting at 9:00 a.m.

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