Jewell County Commissioners – March 6, 2017


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The Jewell County Commissioners met March 6, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. with Commissioners, Steve Greene, Mark Fleming and Keith Roe present. Carla J. Waugh, County Clerk was present for the meeting.

Travis Garst, Solid Waste Director, had a quote from Apple 1 Media Inc., Belleville for new signs with permit numbers as required for compliance. The quote is for 4 signs at 531.50 each to: Design, fabricate, 8’X4’ maxmetal aluminum sign installed for a total of $2126.00. Steve Greene moved and Keith Roe seconded approved the new signs to stay in compliance. Motion passed unanimously.

Travis reviewed quotes for skid steer loader with trade in of the wood chipper.

Foley Equipment – 2011 Caterpillar Skid Steer Loader with forks and buckets $21,200

Stillwell Sales – 2015 Bobcat 5650 Skid Steer with buckets 1500 hours $19,700

Jewell Imp – 2015 Case SV280 Skid Steer with bucket 1350 hours $26,500

Steve Greene moved to approve the purchase from Foley Equipment for the 2011 Caterpillar Skid Steer Loader for $21,200. Keith Roe seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously. Travis also provided the monthly activity report.

Shannon Meier, EMS Director, had a letter from the Board of Emergency Medical Services stating that Jewell County EMS had an outstanding service inspection. He reviewed the monthly activity report.

The minutes of the February 27, 2017 County Commissioners meeting were approved.

Mark Fleming moved that the proper office sign the load bank test maintenance agreement with Cummins Sales and Service.  Steve Greene seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

Carla Waugh provided Resolution 17-02 that Darrell Miller prepared for the Road & Bridge 4 day work week for the time period of March 12 through October 14, 2017. Keith Roe moved to adopt Resolution 17-02 pertaining to the Road & Bridge 4 day week for the time period of March 12 through October 14, 2017. Steve Greene seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

Joel Elkins, General Superintendent, discussed road and bridge maintenance. Joel discussed some streets in Montrose that someone wants closed.

Donald Jacobs discussed operations. The Commissioners reviewed a voucher with Donald Jacobs. They also discussed dispatching to fires and rescue calls. Don said tomorrow is the Statewide Tornado Drill.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:15 a.m. so the Commissioners could host the Multi County meeting in the Jewell County Courthouse meeting room. Commissioners and County Clerk’s from Jewell, Mitchell, Osborne and Smith counties were present along with Anna Porter, Jewell County Appraiser; Heather Hartman, Mitchell County Community Development Director; Sherry Koster, County Sanitarian and Chad Hallack, KD94 & Z-96.3 radio stations. Anna Porter, Jewell County Appraiser, presented an overview of the property valuation process. Sherry Koster, County Sanitarian, provided a financial report. The group discussed legislative issues including the tax lid; IT position; e-waste recycling program and safety training programs. The next Multi County meeting will be at Mitchell County in June.

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Derek Nester
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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 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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