Jewell County Commissioners – April 3, 2017


The Jewell County Commissioners met April 3, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. with Commissioners Steve Greene, Mark Fleming and Keith Roe present. Shena Mizner, Deputy County Clerk was present for the meeting.

Travis Garst, Solid Waste Director, discussed his new skid loader. He reported on March Solid Waste activity.

The minutes of the March 27, 2017 County Commissioners meeting were approved.

Shannon Meier, EMS Director, discussed monthly activity. Shannon had a change of status form for Danny Hanson for a new title of advanced EMT.

Steve Greene moved and Keith Roe seconded to approve the change of status form for Danny Hanson to advanced EMT. Motion passed unanimously.

Shannon requested an executive session for the purpose of discussing confidential data relating to financial affairs.

Steve Greene moved to go into executive session for the purpose of discussing confidential data relating to financial affairs for 5 minutes beginning at 8:59 a.m. with Shannon Meier and Shena Mizner present. Mark Fleming seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously. Regular session resumed at 9:04 a.m. with Steve Greene moving to write off $3,144.37 for the 1st quarter of 2017 for EMS. Keith Roe seconded the motion.  Motion carried unanimously.

Don Jacobs, Sheriff, reported on operations of his department.

Joel Elkins, General Superintendent, discussed road concerns.  The Commissioners discussed the Webber black top road.  Joel said they will start patching as soon as weather permits.

Dwight Frost telephoned about road concerns on V Rd and also 50 Road.

Julie Cassens telephoned about the Webber black top road.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:01 a.m.

Derek Nester
Derek Nester
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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