Marshall County Commission Meeting Minutes – 1/8/18

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 meeting was called 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 Robert S. Connell. Unanimous.

Steve Boyda, Marysville was present to observe the Commissioner meeting.

County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish met with the Board.

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig met with the Board.

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

Gary Jorgenson Repair and Service, Marysville, KS
for labor and parts to replace PCI board assembly
$633.23-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. # 108763

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig presented the following bids for new guttering on the Courthouse.

Brian’s Handyman, Marysville, KS – 6” gutters – $4,766.00
7” gutters – $7,698.00
Midland Exteriors, Manhattan, KS – 6” gutters – $7,244.37

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by David E. Baier to approve the bid from Brian’s Handyman, Marysville, KS for 7” gutters on the Marshall County Courthouse in the amount of $7,698.00. Unanimous.

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig discussed with the Board a program having capped tires on the motor grader they are trading back in to Foley Equipment, Manhattan, KS.

County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish met with the Board to discuss with them handling a Habeas Corpus case at $100.00 an hour that has been ongoing. Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by David E. Baier to allow her to handle a Habeas Corpus case at $100.00 an hour that has been ongoing. Unanimous.

David E. Baier moved, seconded by Lynn Feldhausen to approve the Home 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.
Heartland Alarms, Inc.,
for fire alarm equipment
$2,976.00-Sheriff Reserve fund-P.O. # 5488

Meghan K. Voracek, Attorney, Seneca, KS
for contract attorney fee
$1,900.00-General (District Court) fund-P.O. # 5480

Lockwood Company, Atchison, KS
for change in value notice forms
$500.00-Appraiser fund-P.O. # 5372

NCK Environmental, Washington, KS
for 4-County share
$2,674.41-General (County Sanitarian) fund-P.O. # 5524

Kansas Association of Counties, Topeka, KS
for 2018 KAC dues
$3,356.80-General (Commissioners) fund-P.O. # 5525

KWORCC, Topeka, KS
for 2018 Premium
$43,541.00-Workman Comp fund-P.O. # 5523

KCAMP, Topeka, KS
for 2018 Premium
$63,199.00-Tort Liability fund-P.O. # 5522

Steven A. Kraushaar, Attorney, Marysville, KS
for contract attorney fee
$2,350.00-General (District Court) fund-P.O. # 5507

Advanced Correctional Healthcare, Inc., Peoria, IL
for onsite medical contract
$4,361.60-General (Sheriff) fund-P.O. # 5490

Ambassador Company, Charlotte, NC
for books
$894.92-General (Sheriff) fund-P.O. # 5489

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by David E. Baier to go into executive session for ten minutes at 9:10 a.m. to discuss matters of nonelected personnel to assure compliance with policies and laws with County Clerk Sonya L. Stohs present. Unanimous. No action was taken as a result of the session.

David E. Baier moved, seconded by Lynn Feldhausen to approve the following purchase orders. Unanimous.
Brian’s Handyman Service, LLC., Marysville, KS
for materials and labor to replace Courthouse guttering and downspouts
$7,698.00-County General fund-P.O. # 108764

County Treasurer Jami Ellenbecker met with the Board to discuss the amount of Commercial Vehicle fees that are 2018 that were paid in 2017 and retained for 2018 was $8,419.75.

County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish met with the Board to discuss further the Habeas Corpus case of Miranda Cain vs. State of Kansas (2017-CV-7) on February 21, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. She also has a Case #16JC16 that she would like to handle on January 19, 2018. Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Lynn Feldhausen to approve her also handling Case #16JC16. Unanimous.
Agency on Aging Director Patrick O’Neil met with the Board.

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

Kansas Department of Agriculture,
for food license fee
$610.00-Title III C fund-P.O. # 5393

Truck Repair Plus, Marysville, KS
for repairs to bus #21
$572.36-KDOT fund-P.O. # 5392

REORGANIZATION OF THE BOARD OF MARSHALL COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
10:00 a.m., January 8, 2018

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

Lynn Feldhausen moved, seconded Robert S. Connell to name David E. Baier Chairman of the Board for 2018. Unanimous.

Emergency Management Director:
David E. Baier moved, seconded by Lynn Feldhausen to reappoint William Schwindamann Jr. as Emergency Management Director for 2018. Unanimous.

Public Works Administrator:
Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by David E. Baier to reappoint Mike Craig as Public Works Administrator for 2018. Unanimous.

County Health Nurse:
Lynn Feldhausen moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to reappoint Vicki S. Rhodes as the County Health Nurse for 2018. Unanimous.

Public Health Officer:
Lynn Feldhausen moved, seconded by David E. Baier to reappoint Dr. John Ryan as the Public Health Officer for 2018. Unanimous.

Agency on Aging:
Lynn Feldhausen moved, seconded by David E. Baier to reappoint Patrick O’Neil as the Agency on Aging Director for 2018. Unanimous.

Investments:
David E. Baier moved, seconded by Lynn Feldhausen to authorize County Treasurer Jami Ellenbecker to invest the County’s funds in County Federally insured depositories and State Investment Pool for 2018. Unanimous.

Recycling Coordinator:
David E. Baier moved, seconded by Lynn Feldhausen to reappoint Fred Cohorst as the Recycling Coordinator for 2018. Unanimous.

County Newspaper:
Lynn Feldhausen moved, seconded by David E. Baier to appoint the Frankfort Area News as the county newspaper for 2018. Unanimous.

County Counselor:
Lynn Feldhausen moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to appoint Galloway, Wiegers, and Brinegar Law Firm, Marysville as the County Counselor for 2018. Unanimous.

Depositories of county funds:
David E. Baier moved, seconded by Lynn Feldhausen to designate the following depositories of county funds. Unanimous.

County Treasurer:
First Commerce Bank, Marysville, KS
United Bank and Trust, Marysville, KS
Citizens State Bank, Marysville, KS
State Bank of Bern, Axtell, KS
United Bank of Beattie, Beattie, KS
State Bank of Blue Rapids, Blue Rapids, KS
First National Bank, Frankfort, KS
First Heritage Bank, Vermillion, KS
Citizens State Bank, Waterville, KS
Western National Bank, Summerfield, KS
Citizens State Bank & Trust Co., Bremen, KS

County Attorney/County Counselor:
Citizens State Bank, Marysville, KS

Sheriff:
United Bank and Trust, Marysville, KS
Citizens State Bank, Marysville, KS

Clerk of the District Court :
First Commerce Bank, Marysville, KS
Citizens State Bank, Marysville, KS

The Board had discussion about restoring of the County Attorney budget. David E. Baier moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve restoring $5,000.00 into the contractual line items of the 2018 County Attorney budget. Unanimous.

The Board then had discussion on increasing the salary of the County Attorney. They discussed the like size County Attorney salaries that averaged $59,000.00 a year. Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by David E. Baier to increase the current County Attorney salary by $20,000.00 to $61,100.00 a year. Unanimous.

The Board then discussed a proposed contract for County Counselor including all supplies and no additional charges for all County Counselor and tax sale work for $4,500.00 a month from Galloway, Wiegers and Brinegar Law Firm, Marysville, KS. Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Lynn Feldhausen to accept the contract for County Counselor services including all supplies and no additional charges for all County Counselor, Child in Need of Care and tax sale work for $4,500.00 a month from Galloway, Wiegers and Brinegar Law Firm, Marysville, KS.

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig met the Board.

County Counselor Jason Brinegar and Coleman Younger met with the Board. David E. Baier moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to go into executive session for ten minutes at 10:45 a.m. to discuss matters of attorney client privilege with County Counselors Jason Brinegar and Coleman Younger present. Unanimous. No action was taken as a result of the executive session.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by Lynn Feldhausen to approve the vouchers, as presented, and issue manual warrants from the respective funds. Unanimous.
David E. Baier moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve Brad Lippert, Nemaha County Attorney handling the remaining 4 or 5 Child in Need of Care cases that have conflict with the County Counselor at $100.00 an hour. Unanimous.
County Health Nurse Sue Rhodes met with the Board. Lynn Feldhausen moved, seconded by Robert S. Connell to approve the following purchase order. Unanimous

KALHD, Topeka, KS
for dues
$526.17-Health fund-P.O. # 5464

County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish met with the Board at their request to let her know that they restored $5,000.00 in the contractual line item of the County Attorney budget and increased the County Attorney salary $20,000.00 making it $61,100.00 effective January 1, 2018.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded by David E. Baier to adjourn at 11:05 a.m. Unanimous. The next scheduled meeting will be Tuesday, January 16, 2018 starting at 8:30 a.m.
The Marshall County Offices will be closed on Monday, January 15, 2018 to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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