Marshall County Commission Meeting Minutes – 2/27/2023

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 02/21/2023 regular meeting and the agenda for today’s meeting as amended. Unanimous.

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig met with the Board.

Fritz Blaske moved, seconded by Jon Ungerer to approve the following purchase orders. Unanimous.

Landoll Company, Marysville, KS
For repairs on trailer
$1,247.07-Road & Bridge Fund-P.O. #109416

Washington County Solid Waste
For 4 backhoe tires
$2,000.00-Solid Waste Fund-P.O. #109415

KDHE recently inspected the transfer station, the CD pit and the Household Hazardous building. Minor violation found in the CD pit.

County Clerk Sandy Wilson administered the Oath of Office to newly appointed County Treasurer Angie Price. Clinton and Kim Day, CG & Patty Morton and Brandon Day were present to witness the swearing in.

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

Komtek Systems Corp
For CVN mailing
$6,270.00-Appraiser Fund-P.O. #6783

Cook, Flatt & Strobel
For High Banks Engineering Svcs
$2,881.00-Capital Improvement Fund-P.O. #6863

Reeder & Boeh, Chartered, Troy, KS
For January contract services for Kelly Fuemmeler
$3,000.00-District Court Fund-P.O. #6811

Bruce’s Body Shop, Marysville, KS
For Storage for Explorer
$2,400.00-County General (Sheriff) Fund-P.O. #6657

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig returned to the meeting. Twin Valley has asked if the County would transfer the title to the 1992 Trailmann trailer to them for additional recycling services.

Jon Ungerer moved, seconded by Keith Bramhall to approve the transfer of the 1992 Trailmann 20’ stock trailer to Twin Valley for recycling services. Unanimous.

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

Keith Bramhall moved, seconded by Fritz Blaske to approve the following Neighborhood Neighborhood Revitalization applications. Unanimous.

Joshua Blumer – shouse located at Prairie Lane, Marysville, KS.

David Luebcke – implement shed located on East River Rd, Marysville, KS.

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

County Treasurer Angie Price met with the Board.

Keith Bramhall moved, seconded by Jon Ungerer to go into executive session per KSA 75-4319(b)(1) to discuss matters of non-elected personnel – potential hire with the Board and Angie to return to open session in the Board meeting room at 9:57 a.m. Unanimous.

Keith Bramhall moved, seconded by Fritz Blaske to accept the recommendation of County Treasurer Angie Price to hire Bri Perez as Clerk I, Step I in the Treasurer’s office at the rate of $19.57/hr to begin on March 6, 2023. Unanimous.

Zoom Meeting conducted from 10:00 a.m. to 10:38 a.m. with the Board, David Arteberry, Tyler Ellsworth and Eric Stallbaumer. Sheriff Tim Ackerman was also present. The Zoom meeting was held to discuss the steps to take moving forward with a Special Election for the construction of a jail. The Board has tentatively set a Special Election date of April 25, 2023. A Resolution and a Notice of Election will be passed and signed at next weeks meeting. The Board will begin planning for informational meetings throughout the communities in the County to discuss the plans, location, etc. Tyler will work with County Clerk Sandy Wilson to finalize all the information on the Resolution and Notice of Election.

Mike Peschel with Twin Valley met with the Board to ask for a Letter of Support for an Adobe grant which will help with remodeling the current houses in Beattie and possibly build a new 6 unit apartment building.

Fritz Blaske moved, seconded by Jon Ungerer to sign a letter of support for Twin Valley Adobe grant. Unanimous.

Health Nurse Cheryl Skalla met with the commissioners to get the Chairman signature on grant documents that need to be turned into the State.

Jon Ungerer moved, seconded by Fritz Blaske to adjourn the meeting at 11:14 a.m. Unanimous. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on Monday, March 6, 2023 beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Derek Nester
Derek Nester
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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