Marshall County Commission Meeting Minutes – 7/23/18


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The Board of Marshall County Commissioners met in regular adjourned session with David E. Baier, Chairman, 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.

Shane Hartner, Marysville and Steve Boyda, Marysville was present to observe the meeting.

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

County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish met with the Board to discuss two line items that she will be over in the County Attorney budget.

County Clerk Sonya L. Stohs presented the budget reports to the Board.

County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish came back to the Commissioner meeting requesting that the do not speak of her budget without her presence and after Commissioner Baier asked if she would sit down and not yell she asked “are you going to be Russia and get your shoe out and bang it on the desk”.

County Appraiser Francine Crome met with the Board and discussed having ComTech produce the Ag questionnaire at a cost of $3,407.70 with a $1,000.00 setup by Kimball Mapping. David E. Baier moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve ComTech producing the Ag questionnaire at a cost of $3,407.70 with a onetime cost of $1,000.00 setup by Kimball Mapping.

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

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig informed the Board that tube prices have went up 50% in the last week.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Lynn Feldhausen to approve the following purchase orders. Unanimous.

Welborn Sales, Inc., Salina, KS
For corrugated metal tube
$6,394.80-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 108836

Star Programming, Danville, KS
For service agreement
$1,000.00-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 108837

Emergency Management Director William Schwindamann Jr. met with the Board to discuss upgrading the radios in the dispatch office.

Midwest Mobile Radio Service, Inc., St. Joseph, MO
$1,362.00 for UHF and VHF radios
$9,516.50 for APX Consolette 7/800
$7,506.75 APX 6500 Mobile 7/800

Lynn Feldhausen moved, seconded by David E. Baier to approve the $1,362.00 bid for UHP/VHF Radio and the $7,506.75 bid for the APX 6500 Mobile 7/800 radio. Unanimous.

County Counselor Jason Brinegear met with the Board.

Lynn Feldhausen moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the following purchase orders. Unanimous.

Central Plains Business Forms, Salina, KS
For tax statement paper
$673.15-General (Treasurer) fund-P.O. # 5705

Midwest Mobile Radio, St. Joseph, MO
For VHF, UHF radios and the 800 Radio and installation
$8,868.75-911 Wireless fund-P.O. # 5625

County Treasurer Jami Ellenbecker met with the Board to go over the motor vehicle and driver’s license parts of her office and answer any question of the Board.

David E. Baier moved, seconded by Lynn Feldhausen to approve the vouchers, as presented, and issue warrants from the respective funds. Unanimous.

County Health Nurse Sue Rhodes met with the Board to discuss the generator bids presented earlier in the month. Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by David E. Baier to go with the bid from High Plains Power Systems, Topeka, KS in the amount of $605.00 for yearly inspection. Unanimous.

Sue also discussed a need for a new router in the Health Department.

County Counselor Jason Brinegar met with the Board.

Partnership for Growth representative Ellen Barber met with the Board.

Community Memorial Board members Lucy Papes, Bob Voet, Gail Gilkerson, Nicholas Wolfe, Ken Lameroux, Candace Wright, and Bruce Porter along with CFO Dan Fehr, Public Relations Director Ashley Kracht and Robert and Ruth Bergmann, Lillis met with the Board to discuss the proposed half cent sales tax for Community Memorial Hospital.

David E. Baier moved, to approve placing the following question on the November ballot.

Ballot Question
Shall a retailers’ sales tax in the amount of one half of one percent (.50%) be levied in Marshall County, Kansas, the proceeds of which will be paid to Community Memorial Healthcare, Inc for the purpose of (1) funding certain improvements to the hospital equipment and facilities, and (2) supporting the general operating expenses. The collection of such sales tax shall commence January 1, 2019 and terminate ten years (10) years thereafter, all pursuant to K.S.A. 12-187 et. Seq.

Motion died for lack of second.

The Board agreed to discuss five year language at next Mondays meeting.
Riley County Assistant County Counselor presented the County Commissioners with KOMA training from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. County Counselor Jason Brinegar and County Clerk Sonya L. Stohs were present also.

Sheriff Daniel A. Hargrave met with the Board to present an update on the possible jail expansion and informed them that Correction Officer Derek Lybarger, Axtell resigned effective July 31, 2018. They also discussed the speed limit on Tumbleweed Road.

David E. Baier moved, seconded by Lynn Feldhausen to adjourn at 12:24 p.m. Unanimous. The next scheduled meeting will be Monday, July 30, 2018 starting at 8:30 a.m.

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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 2020 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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