Marshall County Commission Meeting Minutes – 4/24/2023

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.

Keith Bramhall moved, seconded by Fritz Blaske to approve the minutes with corrections of the 04/17/2023 regular meeting and the agenda for today’s meeting. Unanimous.

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Emergency Management Director Bill Schwindamann, Jr. met with the Board. Mr. Schwindamann updated the Board on the recent fire that has required several agency assistances including the State forestry service, 2 task forces one from Sedgwick County and one from Leavenworth, Heinen Brothers along with Blue Rapids, Waterville, Frankfort and Marysville volunteer fire departments. The fire is still not out and will continue to be monitored.

Fritz Blaske moved, seconded by Jon Ungerer to approve Resolution #20-23-04-17-1 proclaiming a State of Local Disaster Emergency on April 17, 2023 for the aforementioned fire to remain in effect for 7 days unless terminated earlier or renewed by consent of the governing body. Unanimous.

Jon Ungerer moved, seconded by Fritz Blaske to extend Resolution #20-23-04-17-1 for an additional 7 days. Unanimous.

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig met with the Board. Ron Schneider addressed the Board with concerns of the condition of Cherokee Road East of Oketo.

Public Works Administrator Mike Craig received 2 bids for 83 tubes and 7 bands for township use.

Comtek, Lawrence, KS – $94,960.76
Welborn Sales, Salina, KS – $67,243.12

Fritz Blaske moved, seconded by Jon Ungerer to accept the low bid from Welborn Sales, Salina, KS in the amount of $67,243.12. Unanimous.

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

Welborn Sales, Salina, KS
For 83 tubes and 7 bands
$67,243.12-Road & Bridge Fund-P.O. #109434

Hall Brothers, Marysville, KS
For 2nd & final pymt of Herkimer blacktop overlay
$70,771.00-Special Road & Bridge Fund-P.O. #109433

Don Bruna Const, Inc., Marysville, KS
For 20 hrs of machine hire
$3,700.00-Road & Bridge fund-P.O. #109432

Keith Bramhall moved, seconded by Fritz Blaske to go into executive session per KSA 75-4319(b)(1) to discuss matters of non-elected personnel – employee evaluation with the Board & Public Works Administrator Mike Craig present to return to open session in the Board meeting room at 9:30 a.m. Unanimous.

No action taken as a result of executive session.

County Counselor Jason Brinegar met with the Board. Mr. Brinegar and County Clerk will collaborate on reviewing and updating various policies.

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

Marshall Co Research & Extension, Marysville, KS
For 2nd distribution
$30,654.00-Extension Fund-P.O. #6910

Keith Bramhall moved, seconded by Jon Ungerer to approve Neighborhood Revitalization application for John & Sharmon Polson for construction of a new ag building at 1669 26th Rd, Vermillion, KS. Unanimous.

Fritz Blaske moved, seconded by Jon Ungerer to approve payroll as submitted. Unanimous.

Keith Bramhall moved, seconded by Fritz Blaske to approve the Annual March 2023 Compliance Report for ARPA funds. Unanimous.

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

Keith Bramhall moved, seconded by Fritz Blaske to adjourn the meeting at 10:41 a.m. Unanimous. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on Monday, May 1, 2023 beginning 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 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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