Marshall County Commission Meeting Minutes – 6/4/18

The Board of Marshall County Commissioners met in regular session with David E. Baier, Chairman and Robert S. Connell and Lynn Feldhausen members and Sonya L. Stohs, County Clerk present.

The meeting was called to order at 8:30 a.m.

The Board opened the meeting with the flag salute.

The minutes and agenda were approved as presented upon a motion by David E. Baier seconded by Lynn Feldhausen. Unanimous.

Emergency Management Director William Schwindamann Jr. met with the Board to discuss twelve 800 radios that we can get from Homeland Security at no charge. At this time the Board does not see a need for them as we do not have a use for them at this time.

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

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by David E. Baier to approve signing a contract with Midland Exterior, Manhattan, KS for new gutters on the Courthouse. Unanimous.

The Board, Public Works Administrator Mike Craig and Public Works Coordinating Supervisor Larry Polson went to look at the front sidewalk of the Courthouse to discuss repairing and or replacing the broken-out sections.

David E. Baier moved, seconded by Lynn Feldhausen to approve signing a Proclamation for May 2018 being Mental Health Month. Unanimous.

County Counselor Jason Brinegar met with the Board. David E. Baier moved, seconded by Lynn Feldhausen to go into executive session for twenty minutes at 9:27 a.m. to discuss matters of attorney client privilege with County Counselor Jason Brinegar present. Unanimous. David E. Baier moved, seconded by Lynn Feldhausen to extend executive session for five minutes at 9:47 a.m. for the same reasons with the same persons present. Unanimous.

Clerk of the District Court Nancy Koch met with the Board to present her 2019 budget request in the amount of $137,000.40 which is an increase of $11,048.40 from her 2018 budget. The reason for the increase is Contract Attorney contract increases. No action was taken at this time.

County Appraiser Francine Crome met with the Board to discuss the need to replace her department vehicle 2008 Chevy Trailblazer. Francine also asked if it is possible to hire someone outside of the County as an employee. The Board stated that you can hire out of County if there is no one as qualified in the County. Lynn Feldhausen moved, seconded by David E. Baier to go into executive session for ten minutes at 10:14 a.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with County Appraiser Francine Crome present. Unanimous. No action was taken as a result of the session.

David E. Baier moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to go into executive session for ten minutes at 10:28 a.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with Agency on Aging Director Patrick O’Neil present. Unanimous.

David E. Baier moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the following purchase orders. Unanimous.

Steven A. Kraushaar, Attorney, Marysville, KS
for contract attorney fee
$2,500.00-General (District Court) fund-P.O. # 5668

Pfizer
for private vaccine
$9,002.40-Health fund-P.O. # 5557

Glaxo Smith Kline
for private vaccine
$5,707.00-Health fund-P.O. # 5560

Merck
for private vaccine
$5,901.03-Health fund-P.O. # 5558

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by David E. Baier to approve the following 2017 abatements with a value of 3,249 with a total tax of $522.21. Unanimous.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by David E. Baier to approve the Neighborhood Revitalization application for Ron Haug, Axtell, KS with the preconstruction pictures that were provided by the applicant. Unanimous.

Sheriff Daniel A. Hargrave met with the Board to recommend hiring Julie Cohorst, Marysville as a Probation Communication Operator at $15.36 an hour effective June 4, 2018. David E. Baier moved, seconded by Lynn Feldhausen to approve the hiring of Julie Cohorst, Marysville as a Probation Communication Operator at $15.36 an hour effective June 4, 2018. Unanimous.

David E. Baier moved, seconded by Lynn Feldhausen to adjourn at 11:03 a.m. Unanimous. The next scheduled meeting will be Monday, June 11, 2018 starting at 8:30 a.m.