Nemaha County Commission Meeting Minutes – March 20, 2017


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These minutes are unofficial until approved by the Board of Commissioners at their next meeting.

March 20, 2017 Unofficial

The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, March 20, 2017 in the Commissioner’s Room of the Nemaha County Courthouse. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Tim Burdiek leading the flag salute. Present also were Commissioners Dennis Henry and Gary Scoby, Road and Bridge/Solid Waste Supervisor Dennis Ronnebaum and Office Manager Kathy Haverkamp, and County Clerk Mary Kay Schultejans recording the minutes.

Road and Bridge/Solid Waste Report:

Road and Bridge/Solid Waste Supervisor Dennis Ronnebaum advised the board that:
• the guys have been hauling chips out of Onaga.
• the dust control ad will be in the paper this week and on the radio next week.
• Office Manager Kathy Haverkamp received notification that the county will be receiving a second payment from the 2016 Federal Fund Exchange Program.

Gary Scoby moved to accept the resignation of Rodney Strahm as Berwick Township Treasurer and to appoint Ross Montgomery to this position effective April 1st. Dennis Henry seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye. Commissioners signed the appointment letter for Ross Montgomery as presented.

Dennis Henry moved to approve a quote received from Fry & Associates, Inc. for a new transfer station for the playground equipment located at the Nemaha County Community Building in an amount not to exceed $1,987.73. Gary Scoby seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye. This cost is to be paid out of Capital Outlay Funds.

Sheriff’s Report:

Sheriff Rich Vernon advised the board that:
• they are currently holding sixteen inmates in the jail.
• they booked in twelve individuals into the jail this past week.
• he plans to use Kendal Grimm as relief in the Sheriff’s Department.

The Commissioners left the meeting room at 10:20 am to look at the completed remodeling work done in the Law Enforcement Center. Commissioners returned to the meeting room at 11:05 am.

The board reviewed the minutes from the March 13, 2017 meeting. Dennis Henry moved to approve the minutes as presented. Gary Scoby seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye.

The board reviewed vouchers submitted by the different departments that were paid at the middle of March.

County Attorney Brad Lippert and Sheriff Rich Vernon came before the board. Rich requested an executive session with Commissioners. Gary Scoby moved to hold a ten minute executive session until 11:45 am to discuss a legal matter. Dennis Henry seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye. Present for the executive session was the Board of Commissioners, Attorney Brad Lippert, Sheriff Rich Vernon, and Clerk Mary Kay Schultejans. The meeting returned to open session at 11:45 am with no action taken by the board following the executive session.

With no further county business coming before the board, Chairman Tim Burdiek adjourned the meeting at 12:20 pm. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on Monday, March 27, 2017 at 9:00 am.

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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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