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Lincoln County Commissioners – April 3, 2017

LINCOLN COUNTY, KANSAS
COMMISSIONER PROCEEDINGS
April 3, 2017

The regular meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners was held in the commission meeting room of the courthouse, Monday, April 3, 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: Katy Black, Cindy Nelson, Regine Keach, Joan Wilson, Marsha Serrien, Jeremy Wiebke, Bob Keach, Jim Wiebke, Bev Fisher, Rod Tromble, Darrell Oetting, Sean Schneider, Rod Golden, Susan Marshall, Howard Wehrman, Steve Schneider, Dale Rosebrook, David Bell, Jerry Miller, Clay Haring, Kelly Larson, Patricia Winters, Michel O’Hare, Robert Howe, Bob Crangle, John Baetz, Delbert Wacker, Jennifer O’Hare, Doug McKinney, Kelly Larson, Allan Serrien, Justin Robinson, Christen Robinson, John Grace, and Merrill Nielson.

Terry Finch moved to approve and adopt minutes of the March 27, 2017 and March 31, 2017 regular meetings as presented, seconded by Alexis Pflugh. Motion carried.

The board read correspondence received from the North Central-Flint Hills Area Agency and the Central Kansas Library.

Commissioner Finch reported on the Legislative coffee that he attended on Saturday, April 1.

Steve Schneider inquired about his previous gravel request. The board related that the current rate charged to residents for gravel is $5.50 per yard, which includes the County’s cost to mine the materials. Schneider related that Ron Heller has rock that he would sell and load for $5.50 per yard; Schneider also related that he would be willing to approve closing N 45th Rd, if the county would gravel N 50th Rd. Commissioner Finch related that he felt like closing N 45th Rd would be a feasible option, however believes that Schneider should pay for at least half of the materials cost to gravel N 50th Rd. No decision was made this date.

Chairman Al Joe Wallace convened the scheduled road vacation hearing at 10:32 a.m. concerning the proposed vacation of two roads located in Colorado, Elkhorn and Marion Townships. Clay Haring, Dale Rosebrook and David Bell appearing; Rosebrook requested that the board not close the Colorado/Elkhorn Township road.

The chairman adjourned the road vacation hearing at 10:45 a.m. Terry Finch moved to approve and adopt the following: Final Resolution and Order Resolution 2017V-01, whereby it is therefore ordered that the following described county road, located in Colorado and Elkhorn Township, shall be vacated and is hereby vacated: That part of N 250th Rd lying between Section 18 Township 12S, Range 6W and Section 13, Township 12S, Range 7W beginning at the Northwest corner of the SW1/4 of Section 18 Township 12S Range 6W, also being the Northeast corner of the SE1/4 of Section 13 Township 12S Range 7W, thence South one half mile to the Southwest corner of the SW1/4 of Section 18, also being the Southeast corner of the SE1/4 of Section 13, said right-of-way being 40 feet.; and Final Resolution and Order Resolution 2017V-02, whereby it is therefore ordered that the following described county road, located in Marion Township, shall be vacated and is hereby vacated: That part of E Navajo Dr lying between Section 25 Township 11S, Range 8W and Section 36, Township 11S, Range 8W beginning at the Northeast corner of the W1/2 NW1/4 of Section 36 also being the Southeast corner of the W1/2 SW1/4 of Section 25 thence West to the Northwest corner of the W1/2 NW1/4 of Section 36 also being the Southwest corner of the W1/2 SW1/4, said right of way being 40 feet., seconded by Al Joe Wallace.

Motion carried. Voting as follows: Wallace – Nay; Finch – Aye; Pflugh – Aye

Conservation District Manager Patricia Winters thanked the board for supporting their correspondence to the U.S. and State representatives concerning the Regional Advisory Committees formed as part of the Governor’s Water Vision, which plans to take funding allocated to the Division of Conservation and the Conservation Districts, to develop similar programs that are currently in place by Local Extension Districts, relating that due to the number of letters received from us and other counties, that legislators asked a lot of questions during hearings, and that although they do not know the outcome, they do believe it was beneficial.

Director of Public Works Michel O’Hare with Road and Bridge Supervisor Robert Howe reported that the roof on the mobile unit is leaking again and presented a utility permit agreement for the board’s approval. Terry Finch moved to approve a utility permit agreement with Krueger Backhoe to bore under Kiowa Dr, seconded by Alexis Pflugh. Motion carried.

O’Hare presented an authority to award contract for the board’s approval. Terry Finch moved to approve the Authority to Award Contract Commitment of County Funds, Project 53C-4807-01, HSIP-C480(701), for signage project on major collector routes, located West of Hwy 14, with Martin Outdoor Enterprises Inc and Lincoln County, seconded by Alexis Pflugh. Motion carried. O’Hare provided information on potential replacements for the weld truck. Howe related that he has received a utility permit agreement for the gas pipeline and will bring it to the April 10 meeting for approval.

Commissioner Pflugh provided the results of the highway department employee surveys that were completed at the department head meeting.

The chairman recessed the meeting for lunch at 11:38 a.m.

The chairman reconvened the meeting to regular session at 1:00 p.m.
Terry Finch moved to recess into executive session for forty-five minutes from 1:10 p.m. – 1:55 p.m. for the purpose of discussing confidential data relating to financial affairs or trade secrets of corporations, partnerships, trusts, and individual proprietorships with Christen Robinson, Justin Robinson, Attorney Robert Crangle and County Attorney Jennifer O’Hare present, seconded by Al Joe Wallace. Motion carried.

The chairman reconvened the meeting to regular session at 1:55 p.m.

Terry Finch moved to recess into executive session for five minutes from 1:56 p.m. – 2:01 p.m. for the purpose deemed privileged in the attorney-client relationship with County Attorney O’Hare present, seconded by Alexis Pflugh. Motion carried.
The chairman reconvened the meeting to regular session at 2:01 p.m.

John Grace, Kansas Senior Living presented information about his business and identified other communities who have built or are in the process of building GreenHouses. Grace proposed options in which Kansas Senior Living would take over the current lease, build 4 new Green Houses, modify portions of the existing structure into additional assisted living and independent living apartments. No decision was made this date.

With no further business to come before the board the chairman adjourned the meeting at 2:52 p.m. until 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 10, 2017 in the commission meeting room of the courthouse.

Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
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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