Jewell County Commissioners – March 27, 2017


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The Jewell County Commissioners met March 27, 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.

The following were present for office head meeting: Anna Standley, Register of Deeds; Joel Elkins, General Superintendent; Don Jacobs, Sheriff; Anna Porter, County Appraiser; Chris Petet, Custodian; Aliesa Woods, Post Rock District Extension Director; Gail Bartley, Noxious Weed Director, Emergency Preparedness Director and 911 Coordinator. The following were absent: Shannon Meier, Ambulance Director; Angela Murray, Health Nurse; and Brenda Eakins, Treasurer. Travis Garst, Solid Waste Director left word with the Commissioners before the meeting started as he had to attend an appointment.

Gail Bartley reported that he will attend the Regional Homeland Security meeting. He will attend the Farm Expo Show in Salina. He said the spray truck is ready to use.

Joel Elkins said they have been busy putting in tubes, working dirt roads and finishing up a bridge.

Aliesa Woods said that Post Rock Extension District assisted with the Jewell County Health Fair. She said the Walk Kansas Program has 8 teams in Jewell County. Alicia said the Horticultural Position application deadline closes on April 13th.

Anna Standley said she plans to attend a webcast for recertification.

Anna Porter said that since the change of value notices were sent she has had 40 walk-in hearings. She said that March 31st is last day to call in to schedule a hearing appointment. She said currently there are approximately 25 hearings scheduled.

Don Jacobs said they took in unused prescription drugs at the Health Fair. They will also have a week of taking back unused prescription drugs beginning April 23rd through 29th at the Sheriff’s Office. Don said the Safe Program Awards is at the High School tomorrow. He said that on April 7th a Seat Belt program with the Highway Patrol will be provided at the High School.

Carla Waugh said her office is working on payroll this week. The auditors are here this week to audit 2016. Carla is preparing the ad for the county surplus equipment to be sold next week at the consignment auction.

Keith Roe attended the strategic planning meeting. He also attended the budget and finance class in El Dorado.

Steve Greene said he attended the following meetings: Economic Development, Juvenile Detention Center, Strategic Planning, and the Hospital Board. He also drove some county roads to follow up on a road complaint. Steve said it is time for the departments to start thinking about their budgets.

Mark Fleming said that Jewell County hosted the 4 county meeting this month. He plans to attend the North Central Regional Planning Commission meeting on April 4th. He also asked that all departments start working on their budgets. This concluded office head meeting.

Keith Roe provided information on the budget and finance class he attended.

Barb and Bill Thomas discussed staffing and funding issues with the Jewell County Council on Aging through the North Central Council Area Agency on Aging.

Carla Waugh had the two applications from Aaron Coil D.B.A. Lovewell Marina for cereal malt beverage licenses. Carla said the notice was sent to and returned from Sinclair Township Board for consideration.

Mark Fleming moved and Steve Greene seconded to approve the application of Aaron Coil D.B.A. Lovewell Marina for cereal malt beverages in original and unopened containers and not for consumption on the premises and application of Aaron Coil D.B.A. Lovewell Marina for cereal malt beverages for consumption on the premises. Motion passed unanimously.

Joel Elkins, General Superintendent, discussed road and bridge maintenance. Mark Fleming advised Joel Elkins of Corrine Little’s complaint about the pot holes in the Hardy Road. Steve Greene reported Roy Debey said that there is too much rock on the road by the Dispatch Church. Joel had a right of way agreement for the Commissioners approval. Steve Greene moved and Keith Roe seconded to approve the right of way agreement with Nex-tech on Ash Road beginning at 1026 Q Road and proceeding east to Highway 128. Motion passed unanimously.

Leon Boden, Board of Directors NCK CASA; Crystal Paredes and Jennifer Kindel, NCK CASA staff had a Proclamation for April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. They also discussed programs and services provided. Mark Fleming moved that the proper officer sign the Proclamation for April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. Keith Roe seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

The minutes of the March 20, 2017 County Commissioners meeting were approved.

Carla Waugh said that Pamela Dunstan telephoned and requested permission to use the Courthouse lawn for the Community Easter Egg Hunt on April 15th. The Commissioners gave their approval.

Darrell Miller, County Attorney, discussed the caterpillar lease agreement that he reviewed.

Steve Greene moved and Keith Roe seconded to pass Resolution 17-04 pertaining to the lease purchase with Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation. Motion passed unanimously.

Mark Fleming moved and Steve Greene seconded that the proper officers sign the lease purchase agreement with Caterpillar Financial. Motion passed unanimously.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:25 a.m.


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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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