Marshall County Commission Meeting Minutes – 6/7/2022

The Marshall County Board of Commissioners met in regular session with Barbara Kickhaefer, Chair, Keith Bramhall, Member, Fritz Blaske, Member and Sandra Wilson, County Clerk in attendance. Chris Pannbacker of the Marysville Advocate was present at the meeting.

Commissioner Kickhaefer opened the meeting at 8:28 a.m. The meeting was opened with the flag salute.

Moved by Fritz Blaske, seconded by Keith Bramhall, to approve the minutes of the meeting of 05/31/22 and the agenda for today’s meeting. Unanimous.

Moved by Barbara Kickhaefer, seconded by Fritz Blaske, to suspend the meeting at 8:31 a.m. to attend the festivities as the Pony Express Barn for the annual Pony Express Re-Ride.

Moved by Barbara Kickhaefer, seconded by Keith Bramhall, to resume the meeting at 9:41 am in the Board meeting room. The meeting was not reconvened at the Pony Express barn as council members mingled with the crowd, briefly toured the Pony Express barn and had breakfast, no county business was discussed.

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

Reed Company LLC, Wamego, KS
For the ECM and the workforce
$4,700.00 – Roads and Bridges Fund – PO #109341

Truck Repair Plus, Inc, Marysville, KS
For labor and parts
$5,945.03 – Roads and Bridges Fund – PO # 109344

M&M Tire LLC, Washington, KS
For 2 grader/service call tires
$2,264.00 – Roads and Bridges Fund – PO #109342

const. Don Bruna, Marysville, KS
For machine rental
$1,620.00 – Roads and Bridges Fund – PO #109343

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig met with council. Mr. Craig told the Commission that there has recently been a shortage of trailers at the landfill to load and transport our waste. As a result, waste accumulates and if the trailer situation does not work, it may be necessary to close the landfill from time to time until all the waste can be loaded into the trailers.

Moved by Barbara Kickhaefer, seconded by Keith Bramhall, to approve a step increase for Skyler Ballman from Laborer at $18.21/hr to Operator I at 18.71/hr effective July 1st. Unanimity.

Moved by Barbara Kickhaefer, seconded by Keith Bramhall, to CHANGE the above motion to a step increase for Skyler Ballman from Operator I at $18.71/hr to Operator II at $19.21/hr at from July 1. Unanimous.

Moved by Barbara Kickhaefer, seconded by Fritz Blaske, to approve the following purchase orders. Unanimous.

Advanced Correctional HC
For on-site medical services
$5,094.47 – County General Fund (Sheriff) – PO #6592

Merck
For private vaccines
$10,429.33 – Department of Health Funds – PO #6553

GlaxoSmithKline
For private vaccines
$1,097.97 – Department of Health Funds – PO #6671

Steven A Kraushaar, Marysville, KS
For contract attorney fees (May 2022)
$3,250.00 – District Court Fund – PO #6643

Networks More
For Dell OptiPlex 5090 Small Form Factor Computer
$1,470.00 – District Court Fund – PO #6645

Commissioner Bramhall, Sheriff Ackerman and County Clerk Sandy Wilson took part in a Zoom meeting with David Arteberry, Tyler Elsworth and Austin Masters to discuss possible funding options for the jail project. A NEPA survey will be carried out on the proposed site and paperwork will continue as required.

Moved by Barbara Kickhaefer, seconded by Fritz Blaske, to approve the following domestic sewer bills to be paid from the appropriate funds. Unanimous.

Evergy – 2 lift stations $135.34
Linda Weber – salary and reimbursement $314.10
Charlie Schwindamann – contract fee $268.43

Keith Bramhall moved, seconded by Fritz Blaske, to approve the following bonds to be paid from ARPA funds. Unanimous.

Marshall County – payroll reimbursement $2,725.50
Schneider Trucking – Domestic Sewer Rock $12,975.12
Mid America Pump – Domestic Sewer $1,076.69

Keith Bramhall moved, seconded by Fritz Blaske, to approve special pay for the hours that were inadvertently left by the sheriff’s deputy employees. Unanimous.

Keith Bramhall moved, seconded by Fritz Blaske, to go into executive session pursuant to KSA 75-4319(b)(1) to discuss issues of unelected staff, employee evaluations with only the Board present to return to session public in the Council meeting room at 11:20 a.m. Unanimous.

No action was taken as a result of this executive meeting.

Moved by Keith Bramhall, seconded by Fritz Blaske, to approve the supporting documents as presented and to issue manual warrants. Unanimous.

Fritz Blaske moved, seconded by Keith Bramhall, to close the meeting at 11:26 am Unanimous. The next regularly scheduled meeting will take place on Monday, June 13, 2022 starting at 8:30 a.m.

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