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Marshall County Commission Meeting Minutes – 12/11/17

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

The Board called the Board of County Commissioner meeting 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.

David E. Baier moved, seconded by Lynn Feldhausen to approve the Chairman signing a contract with TreanorHL, Kansas City, MO for the design of a jail addition.

David E. Baier moved, seconded by Lynn Feldhausen to approve the Home City Sewer bills and pay them from the appropriate funds available. Unanimous.

David E. Baier moved, seconded by Lynn Feldhausen to approve the following purchase orders. Unanimous.

Gordon R. Olson, Attorney, Sabetha, KS
for court appointed attorney
$500.00-General (District Court) fund-P.O. # 5479

Central Mechanical Construction, Manhattan, KS
for HVAC fire damage assessment clean up
$7,616.70-Sheriff Reserve fund-P.O. # 5486

Bob Barker, Fuquay-Varina, NC
for bedding and inmate clothing
$4,056.37-Sheriff Reserve fund-P.O. # 5485

Thunderbird Firearms Academy, Wichita, KS
for equipment for BR officer
$1,462.34-Special County Attorney fund-P.O. # 5498

Meghan K. Voracek, Attorney, Seneca, KS
for contract attorney fee
$1,900.00-General (District Court) fund-P.O. # 5478

Central Mechanical Construction, Manhattan, KS
for replaced ductless air conditioner in dispatch
$4,900.00-Sheriff Reserve fund-P.O. # 5483

Center for Technology and Civic Life, Chicago, IL
for tech training
$1,000.00-Computer and Maintenance fund-P.O. # 5499

Neofunds by Neopost, Tampa, FL
for postage
$2,606.07-General (Commissioners) fund-P.O. # 5500

Henry Adkins & Son, Clinton, MO
for election supplies
$8,605.81-Election fund-P.O. # 5502

Henry Adkins & Son, Clinton, MO
for annual license fees
$4,140.00-Election fund-P.O. # 5501

Steven A. Kraushaar, Attorney
for contract attorney fee
$2,350.00-General (District Court) fund-P.O. # 5477

Central Mechanical, Manhattan, KS
for plumbing repairs
$2,222.84-General (Sheriff) fund-P.O. # 5482

Sanofi Pasteur,
for flu vaccine
$1,707.85-Health fund-P.O. # 5460

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig met with the Board.

Chris Jones, Murphy Tractor Co., Marysville, KS was present for the grader bid discussion.

David E. Baier moved, seconded by Lynn Feldhausen to approve the following purchase orders. Unanimous.

Truck Repair Plus, Inc., Marysville, KS
for replace tarp motor and plugs
$592.50-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 108749

Moore Equipment Co., Chillicothe, MO
for drive shaft and blades
$985.20-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 108750

Kone, Inc., Carol Stream, IL
for maintenance to Courthouse elevator
$1,845.00-General (Building) fund-P.O. # 108748

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig presented a spreadsheet breaking down the grader bids.

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig recommended the purchasing of the 2018 John Deere 670GP for $266,000.00 with Foley Equipment Company buying back the 2010 CAT 12M for $120,000.00. At the end of the 7 years/7000 hours contract Murphy Tractor will guarantee $142,500.00 on the 2018 John Deere 670 GP at the end of 7 years.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by David E. Baier to approve the purchasing of the 2018 John Deere 670GP for $266,000.00 with Foley Equipment Company buying back the 2010 CAT 12M for $120,000.00. At the end of the 7 years/7000 hours contract Murphy Tractor will guarantee $142,500.00 on the 2018 John Deere 670 GP at the end of 7 years. Unanimous.

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig discussed with the Board the purchasing of a Miller Bobcat 250 welder for $4,383.00 or with cables for $5,527.44 with a $500.00 discount. No action was taken.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by David E. Baier to go into executive session for five minutes at 9:14 a.m. to discuss matters of nonelected personnel to assure compliance with policies and laws with Public Works Administrator Mike Craig present. Unanimous.

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig recommended the step increase for Darin Bigham to Assistant Superintendent at the Waterville Shop (replacing the retired Bill Orr) at $18.11 an hour effective January 1, 2018. David E. Baier moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the step increase for Darin Bigham to Assistant Superintendent at the Waterville Shop (replacing the retired Bill Orr) at $18.11 an hour effective January 1, 2018. Unanimous.

Register of Deeds Martha Roesch met with the Board. Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by David E. Baier to go into executive session for ten minutes at 9:32 a.m. to discuss matters of nonelected personnel to assure compliance with policies and laws with Register of Deeds Martha Roesch present. Unanimous. No action was taken as a result of executive session.

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig met with the Board.

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

Murphy Tractor and Equipment, Topeka, KS
for 2018 John Deere 670 GP motor grader
$266,000.00-Special Machinery and Road & Bridge funds-P.O. # 108751

County Treasurer Jami Ellenbecker met with the Board to present information on a tax sale attorney and our first bankruptcy. The Board directed her to County Counselor Jason Brinegar to discuss the issues.

Pawnee Mental Health Executive Director Robbin Waldner Cole and Development Manager Cindy Donahue met with the Board to thank them for the 2018 funding and to present the 2018 Contract for Services.

Reese and Novelly, CPA Carol McCullough met with the Board to present the December 31, 2016 year end financials.

County Counselor Jason Brinegar and Coleman Younger met with the Board. Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by David E. Baier to go into executive session for twenty minutes at 11:04 a.m. to discuss matters of attorney client privilege with County Counselor Jason Brinegar and Coleman Younger present. Unanimous. No action was taken as a result of executive session.

Vernita Peeks, Marysville met with the Board to discuss her concerns about the County and direction it is headed. She is asking the Board to consider zero based budgeting and presented her opinion on how the County is handling issues of the County Counselor.

Sheriff Daniel A. Hargrave met with the Board. David E. Baier moved, seconded by Lynn Feldhausen to go into executive session for ten minutes at 12:06 p.m. to discuss matters of nonelected personnel to assure compliance with policies and laws with Sheriff Daniel A. Hargrave present. Unanimous.

Sheriff Daniel A. Hargrave recommended the hiring of Vella Connell as a part-time per required need Communication Operator at $17.76 an hour. David E. Baier moved, seconded by Lynn Feldhausen to approve the hiring of Vella Connell as a part-time per required need Communication Operator at $17.76 an hour. Unanimous.

Emergency Management Director William Schwindamann, Jr. met with the Board to discuss purchasing a 2011 Ford F350 extended cab truck from Federal Surplus at the price of $24,000.00.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by David E. Baier to approve the signing of the 2018 Contract for Services with Pawnee Mental Health Services. Unanimous.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by David E. Baier to approve the vouchers, as presented, and to issue warrants from the respective fund. Unanimous.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by David E. Baier to adjourn at 12:33 a.m. Unanimous. The next schedule meeting will be Monday, December 18, 2017 starting at 8:30 a.m.

Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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