Marshall County Commission Meeting Minutes – 4/10/2023

The Board of Marshall County Commissioners met in regular session with Keith Bramhall, chairman, Fritz Blaske, member, Jon Ungerer, member and Sandra Wilson, County Clerk present. Chris Pannbacker with the Marysville Advocate was also present for the meeting.

Commissioner Bramhall called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m. The meeting was opened with the flag salute.

Fritz Blaske moved, seconded by Jon Ungerer to approve the minutes of the 04/03/2023 regular meeting and the agenda for today’s meeting. Unanimous.

Keith Bramhall moved, seconded by Fritz Blaske to approve the following purchase orders. Unanimous.

Ashley Behney
For contract accreditation services
$2,200.00-County General (Sherif) Fund-P.O. #6898

Merck, Sharp & Dohme LLC
For private vaccines
$10,061.38-Health Dept. Fund-P.O. #6825

Merck, Sharp & Dohme LLC
For private vaccines
$7,665.97-Health Dept. Fund-P.O. #6824

GlaxoSmithKline
For private vaccines
$10,674.42-Health Dept. Fund-P.O. #6826

Gettysburg Flag Works
For grave markers
$4,237.43-County General (Commissioner) Fund-P.O. #6625

Steve Kraushaar, Marysville, KS
For contract attorney fees March 2023
$3,250.00-District Court Fund-P.O. #6868

Voracek Law Office, Marysville, KS
For contract attorney fees – March 2023
$3,000.00-District Court Fund-P.O. #6869

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig met with the Board. He reported the new truck and the new road grader should be delivered this week. The black top South of Blue Rapids should be completed this week.

Keith Bramhall moved, seconded by Fritz Blaske to approve the following purchase order. Unanimous.

Pomp’s Tire Service, Inc., Lincoln, NE
For 8 double coin 11R22.5 trailer tires
$2,600.00-Road & Bridge Fund-P.O. #109428

Rob Peschel & Matt Wassom with Marshall County Partnership for Growth met with the Board to introduce Mr. Wassom as the new director for Marshall County Partnership for Growth. He began April 1st and is excited to get started. Housing will be a main focus to begin with.

Jon Ungerer moved, seconded by Fritz Blaske to approve the reimbursement to the County from ARPA for the wages & expenses of Leslie Jeter for ARPA administration in the amount of $1,248.30. Unanimous.

County Counselor Jason Brinegar met with the Board. Nothing pending at this time.

Jon Ungerer moved, seconded by Fritz Blaske to approve Neighborhood Revitalization application for Phillip & Kelly Wilson to construct a new home at 392 Matador Rd, Marysville, Ks. Unanimous.

Leadership Marshall County will spend the morning of April 21st at the Courthouse, beginning with breakfast with the commissioners and then visits to the Treasurer, Register of Deeds, Clerk and Appraiser’s offices.

Craig Kilbourn with Network Computer Solutions met with the Board to present bids for upgrading technology in the commissioners meeting room consisting of a TV, PC and camera and Agency on Aging facility with a mounted projector, automatic screen & PC. The current bid is $7,724.38. The bid was discussed, slight changes were suggested and a new bid will be submitted.

Jon Ungerer moved, seconded by Fritz Blaske to approve vouchers as presented and issue manual warrants. Unanimous.

Fritz Blaske moved, seconded by Jon Ungerer to adjourn the meeting at 10:24 a.m. Unanimous. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on Monday, April 17, 2023 beginning at 8:30 a.m. The quarterly department head meeting will be held at 10:30 a.m.

Derek Nester
Derek Nesterhttp://www.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 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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