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Marshall County Commission Meeting Minutes – 1/28/19

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The Board of Marshall County Commissioners met in regular adjourned session with David E. Baier, Chairman and Barbara Kickhaefer member and Sonya L. Stohs, County Clerk present.

The Board of Commissioners called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m.

The Board opened the meeting with the flag salute.

Steve Boyda, Marysville and Steve Butler, Marysville were present for the meeting.

The minutes and agenda were approved as presented upon a motion by David E. Baier seconded by Barbara Kickhaefer. Motion carried.

The Board received a letter of resignation from Paul Zimmerling, Home, KS as the Franklin Township Clerk and a letter of recommendation from the Franklin Township Board to appoint Mike Blumer as the Franklin Township Clerk. David E. Baier moved, seconded by Barbara Kickhaefer to appoint Mike Blumer as the Franklin Township Clerk. Motion carried.

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

David E. Baier moved, seconded by Barbara Kickhaefer to approve the following purchase order. Motion carried.

Landoll Corporation, Marysville, KS
for 2019 Landoll 3020-B belly dump trailer
$33,304.45-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 108900

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig discussed with the Board the need to remove the underground fuel tank from the southwest corner of the Courthouse. The Board approved Public Works Administrator Mike Craig getting bids to remove the under underground fuel tank from the southwest corner of the Courthouse.

Barbara Kickhaefer moved, seconded by David E. Baier to approve the following purchase orders. Motion carried.

Pawnee Mental Health Services, Manhattan, KS
for mental health evaluation
$625.00-General (Sheriff) fund-P.O. # 5819

Gall’s, LLC., Chicago, IL
for equipment and uniforms
$1,169.84-General (Sheriff) fund-P.O. # 5818

Twin Valley Director Ed Henry met with the Board. David E. Baier moved, seconded by Barbara Kickhaefer to approve signing two contracts between Marshall County and Twin Valley Developmental Services, Inc., a non-profit corporation, to designate them as Marshall County Community Developmental Disability Organization (CDDO) and County Services Provider (CSP). Motion carried.

County Counselor Jason Brinegar met with the Board. David E. Baier moved, seconded by Barbara Kickhaefer to go into executive session for fifteen minutes at 9:40 a.m. to discuss matters of attorney client privilege and pending litigation with County Counselor Jason Brinegar present. Motion carried.

Marjorie Guganhan, Marysville and Inez Blanke, Marysville met with the Board to discuss their concerns with how the Director was appointed, how the site in both Marysville and Blue Rapids are being run, the lack of volunteers, nonpayment for Meals on Wheels meals, Agency on Aging having too many vehicles and how the Nutrition Site is about serving the Elderly.

Agency on Aging Director Ashley Lyhane met with the Board to discuss job descriptions for the staff at the Nutrition Sites and Agency on Aging. The Board discussed getting a committee together to go over job descriptions and the best ways to staff the Marysville site. They also discussed concerns with the need for training for the new Director and getting assistance from past employees to help in the transition.

County Appraiser Francine Crome and County Counselor Jason Brinegar met with the Board. David E. Baier moved, seconded by Barbara Kickhaefer to go into executive session for ten minutes at 10:39 a.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel with County Counselor Jason Brinegar and County Appraiser Francine Crome present. Motion carried.

David E. Baier moved, seconded by Barbara Kickhaefer to enter into a settlement agreement with County Appraiser Francine Crome to prevent the hearing that is to be held on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. Motion carried.

Steve Butler, Marysville left the meeting at 10:53 a.m.

David E. Baier moved, seconded by Barbara Kickhaefer to approve the County’s share of payrolls and related vouchers, as presented, processed the motor vehicle payroll and issued manual warrants from the respective funds. Motion carried.

Inez Blanke, Marysville and Marjorie Guganhan, Marysville left the meeting at 11:07 a.m.

David E. Baier moved, seconded by Barbara Kickhaefer to adjourn at 11:08 a.m. The next scheduled meeting will be Monday, February 4, 2019 starting at 8:30 a.m.

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