County approves audio-visual upgrade


The Marion County Board of Commissioners met in special session for payday and other business at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, April 29. All commissioners were present as well as Deputy County Clerk Ashley Herpich.

The board heard an audio-visual bid in follow-up to a presentation last month by Commissioner Jonah Gehring explaining the need for an improved audio and visual system especially for those viewing remotely.

The bids were as follows:

Funk Electic Inc. vs. Glanzer Pro Audio

Base Bid: $59,850.00 vs. $36,729.00

Auto Door Option: $2,971.44 vs. $3,270.00

Hall Option: $4,758.54 vs $970.00

Traveling Camera #3 Option: $5,488.85 vs. $2,630.00

Traveling Camera #4 Option: $5,488.85 vs. $2,630.00

Monitor #1 Option $0.00 – included in base bid

Monitor #2 Option $0.00 – included in base bid

Lighting Replacement Option: $2,289.43 vs. $990.00

Ceiling Tile Replacement Option: $755.00

Total $80,847.11 vs. $47, 974.00

After some discussion, Commissioner Randy Dallke moved to eliminate the automatic door option. Becker seconded and motion carried 5-0. Gehring moved to eliminate camera traveling #4 option. Becker seconded and motion carried 5-0. Dallke moved to accept bid with remaining options from Glanzer Pro Audio in the amount of $42,074.00. Crofoot seconded 4-1 with Gehring abstaining due to conflict of interest.

Becker moved to utilize ARPA funds if available for the audio video upgrade and general fund being secondary. Crofoot seconded and motion carried 5-0.

Dallke expressed thanks to Gehring for his time and hard work with compiling information for the audio-visual upgrade.

CO. TREASURER: County Treasurer Susan Berg reported that she is receiving tax payments but proposed that citizens who are still having some issues with paying their 2017 taxes and older to come up with a payment plan to avoid going on the tax sale.

After some discussion, it was decided that Berg will compile some information and bring it back at a later time.

In other business, the board:

n approved various payments.

n learned that the sales tax for the month of April 2022 has been received in the amount of $70,089.79.

n Chairman David Mueller read a thank you card from Safe Hope for signing the declaration of sexual

assault awareness month.

n met in executive session to discuss personnel/performance (for preparation of department head evaluations) pursuant to K.S.A. 75-4319b (1) for personnel matters of non-elected

personnel for one hour. No action was taken.

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