Lincoln County Commissioners – March 27, 2017


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March 31, 2017

The regular meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners was held in the commission meeting room of the courthouse Friday, March 31, 2017. Chairman Al Joe Wallace called the meeting to order at 10:00 a.m. with Vice-Chairman Terry Finch and Member Alexis Pflugh present. County Clerk Dawn Harlow was in attendance.

Others present for portions of the meeting: Dawson Pflugh, Michel O’Hare, Robert Howe, Tarry Dougherty, Gary Frederking, Jarrod Heinze, Dale Hlad, Kenny Jackson, Gaylan Kissick, Liz Lee, Craig Kressley, Justin Lamb, Wally Loy, Calvin McCoy, Powell Patrick, Larry Reinert, Tyler Reno, Ronald Sutton, Richard Vaupel, Dwight Watson, Michael Ward, Stephen Weber, David Winckler, Jacob Winters, Lance Wolting, John Wolting, Kevin Good, Glenn Stegman, John Baetz, Mike Weigel and Debora Zachgo.

The chairman recess the meeting to the Finch Theatre at 10:00 a.m., as the courtroom was being utilized, and there is no other space available to accommodate the quantity of meeting attendees.

The chairman reconvened the meeting at 10:07 a.m. in the Finch Theatre community room.
Commissioners meet with highway department employees. Director of Public Works Michel O’Hare introduced each employee and job title to the board. Commissioner Pflugh provided each employee with a survey and requested that they complete it, upon retrieving survey’s Pflugh asked questions of the group. Board members extended their appreciation to the group.

Terry Finch moved to purchase four portable restrooms from DJ Environmental for $300 per unit; and to approve cleaning each unit one time per month at a cost of $75.00 per unit, total annual cost estimated at $3,600, seconded by Alexis Pflugh. Motion carried.
The board approved the highway department to return to summer hours in mid-April. A specific date was not determined.

Alexis Pflugh moved to approve March gross payroll in the amount of $175,735.29 and March accounts payable warrants in the amount of $363,992.36, seconded by Terry Finch Motion carried.

The board discussed intentions concerning the nursing home lease.

With no further business to come before the board the chairman adjourned the meeting at 11:53 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 3, 2017 in the commission meeting room of the courthouse.

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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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