Jewell County Commissioners – March 20, 2017


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The Jewell County Commissioners met March 20, 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.

Angela Murray had the grant application for the Aid to Local program for approval. Steve Greene moved and Keith Roe seconded that the proper officer sign the Grant Application for the Aid to Local program for July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. Motion passed unanimously.

Clark Howland discussed road concerns on O Road.

Steve Greene moved to approved Resolution 17-03 pertaining to financial statements and financial reports for the year ending December 31, 2017. Keith Roe seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

Don Jacobs, Sheriff, discussed the burn ban. He discussed applying for a grant for upgrading equipment.

The minutes of the March 13, 2017 County Commissioners meeting were approved.

Joel Elkins, General Superintendent, discussed road and bridge maintenance. Mark Fleming reported Clark Howland’s concerns about O Road and Paul Dahl’s concerns.

Chris Petet, Custodian, reported that the fire extinguishers were inspected last week.

Carla Waugh had a proposal from Manatron Inc. for upgrading the AS400 server to IBM Power 8 Solution Edition server with tape drive and tapes, 3 years software and hardware maintenance on server and 3 years hardware maintenance on the tape drive and installation for a total of $25,529.40. Carla said that the current server is no longer supported by IBM. Steve Greene moved that the proper officer sign the agreement with Manatron Inc. for a total of $25,529.40 for the IBM Power 8 Solution Edition server with tape drive and tapes, 3 years software and hardware maintenance on server and 3 years hardware maintenance on the tape drive and installation. Keith Roe seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

Darrell Miller, County Attorney, discussed the burn ban with the Commissioners and Gail Bartley, Emergency Preparedness Director/ 9-1-1 Coordinator. The Commissioners asked Gail to contact the Fire Chiefs for input on the burn ban.

Corrine Little telephoned about repairs needed on 310 Road also referred to as the Hardy Road on the Jewell/Republic County line.

Gail Bartley, Emergency Preparedness Director / 9-1-1 Coordinator, reviewed a letter he prepared to send to the fire chiefs.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:40 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 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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