Marshall County Commission Meeting Minutes – 2/4/19

The Board of Marshall County Commissioners met in regular 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 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.

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 orders. Motion carried.

Murphy Tractor Equipment Co., Inc., Topeka, KS
for 2019 John Deere 670G motor grader
$261,500.00-Special Machinery fund-P.O. # 108903

National Sign Co., Ottawa, KS
for weight limit sign blanks
$567.02-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 108901

Foley Industries, Topeka, KS
for recondition without bearings outrigger cylinder on crane
$1,442.01-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 108904

Dane’s Automotive, Waterville, KS
for remount motor
$671.04-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 108902

David E. Baier moved, seconded by Barbara Kickhaefer to sign a request for project exemption certificate for the construction of the Frankfort Shop. Motion carried.

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig recommended April 25th and 27th as Free Dump Days at the Landfill. David E. Baier moved, seconded by Barbara Kickhaefer to approve April 25th and 27th as Free Dump Days at the Landfill. Motion carried.

The Board discussed a bridge located north of Waterville on 4th Road in Waterville Township that is going to need major repairs or replaced.

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig also informed the Board that the bids for the box culvert on 12th Road will be presented on March 11th and that CES Group, Marysville is doing the design.

Steve Butler, Marysville arrived at the meeting to observe at 8:49 a.m.

Keith Bramhall, Vermillion arrived at the meeting to observe at 8:53 a.m.

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig also informed the Board that the tentative date for County Township Day is March 12, 2019.

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

Voice Products Services, Wichita, KS
for voice logging system
$1,642.00-911 Local fund-P.O. # 5816

NCK Environmental, Washington, KS
for 4 county share of County Sanitarian
$2,789.71-General (County Sanitarian) fund-P.O. # 5848

Kevin Hill, Attorney, Hiawatha, KS
for Assistant County Attorney
$3,333.33-General (County Attorney) fund-P.O. # 5850

Steven A. Kraushaar, Attorney, Marysville, KS
for contract attorney fee
$3,000.00-General (District Court) fund-P.O. # 5804

League of Kansas Municipalities, Topeka, KS
for 2019 membership
$857.20-General (Courthouse) fund-P.O. # 5852

Adkins Election Services, Clinton, MO
for annual license fee
$4,140.00-Election fund-P.O. # 5853

Adkins Election Services, Clinton, MO
for 2019 warrant/maintenance agreement
$2,615.00-Election fund-P.O. # 5854

CDW Government, Chicago, IL
for 2019 Licenses
$1,679.26-Computer and Equipment fund-P.O. # 5855

CES Engineering Architects Surveyors, Marysville, KS
for site survey proposed jail
$7,536.00-General (Building) fund-P.O. # 5851

Creative Bus Sales, Chicago, IL
for 2018 Dodge Caravan
$40,045.00-KDOT fund-P.O. # 5847

Creative Bus Sales, Chicago, IL
for 2018 Dodge Caravan
$40,045.00-KDOT fund-P.O. # 5846

David E. Baier moved, seconded by Barbara Kickhaefer to approve the Home Sewer bills and pay them from the appropriate funds available. Motion carried.

David E. Baier moved, seconded by Barbara Kickhaefer to approve the following 2018 abatements with a value of 1,855 with a total tax of $283.32. Motion carried.

The Board received a letter from the County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish asking to stay on the case at the fee of $100.00 an hour for Douglas Kling appeals. Barbara Kickhaefer moved, seconded by David E. Baier to approve allowing County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish $100.00 per hour

Health Department Medical Records Supervisor Mary Weeks met with the Board to present purchase orders for approval.

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

Merck, Carol Stream, IL
for private vaccine
$10,621.29-Health fund-P.O. # 5786

Glaxo Smith Kline, Atlanta, GA
for private vaccine
$10,324.00-Health fund-P.O. # 5787

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 9:24 a.m. to discuss matters of attorney client privilege with County Counselor Jason Brinegar present. Motion carried.

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

Lewis Brisbois, Wichita, KS
for fee to represent Laura Johnson-McNish in an inmate lawsuit
$1,250.00-General (Attorney) fund-P.O. # 5849

Steve Boyda, Marysville asked the Board to consider placing a time slot for public comment on the agenda and to implement handing out years of service certificates to employees in five year increments. No action was taken on either suggestion at this time.

David E. Baier moved, seconded by Barbara Kickhaefer to approve an additional Home Sewer bill and pay them from the appropriate funds available. Motion carried.

Agency on Aging Director Ashley Lyhane met with the Board to inform them that part-time bus driver Daniel DeGroot is resigning as of March 1, 2019.

Commissioner Kickhaefer informed the group that she ate at the Marysville Nutrition Site on Wednesday of last week and it was really good service and the food was really good.

David E. Baier moved, seconded by Barbara Kickhaefer to approve moving Dee Layman, Marysville from Nutrition Site part-time cook at $15.36 an hour to Nutrition Site cook full-time at $15.36 an hour effective February 1, 2019. Motion carried.

The Board clarified the weather policy for the Nutrition Site to be if school closes there will be no meals at the Nutrition Site, but the Agency on Aging Director Ashley Lyhane will make the decision on transportation buses running.

David E. Baier moved, seconded by Barbara Kickhaefer to approve Agency on Aging Director Ashley Lyhane signing an Agreement between Marshall County Agency on Aging and Mesa View Manor Housing project for the use of the community room to house the Blue Rapids Nutrition Site. Motion carried.

Agency on Aging Director Ashley Lyhane also discussed having the 2013 Chevrolet Traverse as a County vehicle and not at the Agency on Aging for department heads to take to meetings as it is not regularly used in her department.

Mick Keating, Marysville met with the Board to discuss concerns on the Meals on Wheels program being brought in house, the County newspaper not being the Marysville Advocate, the pay of the Commissioners, and not visiting County departments as a Board.

David E. Baier moved, seconded by Barbara Kickhaefer to adjourn at 10:59 a.m. The next scheduled meeting will be Monday, February 11, 2019 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 May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications.After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. six radio stations.In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on over 94 radio stations across 12 Midwest states and growing. In 2018 he became the Studio Coordinator at the Cumulus Kansas City broadcast center for Kansas City Chiefs Football.