Marysville City Council Meeting Notes – January 23, 2017


The Marysville City Council met Monday. An ordinance updating the flood plain, reflecting upgrades for the South Industrial Park will be forwarded from the Corps of Engineers to the Planning Commission. A public hearing will be scheduled, and the commission recommendation will be presented to the City Council for approval.

A motion passed to purchase a new dump truck, for $37,000, and to transfer the current dump bed and snow blade at an additional cost of $3,600. Council approved hosting an open meetings and open records training seminar for members, affected city staff, and advisory committee chairs in April. Invitations to county and school boards will be extended, with additional participants covering their own registration. A motion to approve $41,000 for rock for chip and seal projects was approved.

Council moved to proceed with eviction notice for the tenant renting the apartment on the second floor of the Koester Block. Notices have been sent, and rent is four months in arrears. Once vacant, the property will be made available for lease.

Reappointments were approved for Wayne Kruse, Ricki Beickman, and Kenny Sells for three year terms on the Convention and Tourism Advisory Committee, and for David Richardson on the Koester Block Advisory Committee.

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 2021 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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