Washington County Commission Meeting Minutes – 4/24/2017


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The Board of Washington County Commission met in regular session on Monday April 24, 2017 in the commission room at the Washington County Courthouse. Members present: Tim Mueller, 1st District Commissioner, David Willbrant, 2nd District Commissioner, Gary Ouellette, 3rd District Commissioner and Diana Svanda, County Clerk to record minutes.

Consent Agenda items:
Budget Request received, County Treasurer, Courthouse, Commissioners, County Clerk, and Election.
New Hire for Treasurer office Pam Dobrovolny
Payroll & Bills Totaling 240,878.44
David Willbrant made a motion to approve consent agenda items, Gary Ouellette seconded the motion, motion carried.

Tim Mueller, reported he went to a Juvenile Detention meeting and was voted in as Vice-president.

Tim Mueller also reported that he will be hosting a public meeting at the Barnes Fire House to provide information on the Barnes Black top road. May 4th, 2017 @ 6:00

Ed Henry- Twin Valley, Presented budget request.

Dawn Schnieder – 12 district Juvenile Services presented budget request. Commissioners also signed state grant proposals.

Ann Hawk, County Treasurer – brought in Pam Dobrovolny as a new Hire in the Treasurer office.

Justin Novak, Road & Bridge Supervisor and Carl Chalfant, City Administrator – Discussed the B Street Project. Tim ask Justin to report back with the cost of the 24 feet of road, before May the 1st, 2017
Tim ask Carl to set up a meeting with the city council on May 1, 2017 to do further discussion.
Justin Novak presented a KDOT grant application in the amount of 96,705.37 David Willbrant made the motion to approve the grant and Gary Ouellette seconded, motion carried.
Fuel bids were received: Sapp Brothers received the low bid for Tank fuel Gary Ouellette made the motion to accept the bid and David Willbrant seconded the motion, motion carried.

Justin Novak also presented Permit No 17-2 agreement for Kansas Gas public right of way.
Also discussed bridges around the county.

Duane Bruna – Environmental Science, Reported to the Commissioners Average Expenditures & Income for Recycling
Average Expenditures – $84,468.19
Average Income – $28,333.29
Net Loss – $(56,134.90)
Also for free days the cost for the last 3 years for C&D has been $1,786.88 and Trash $3,358.68.
Storm Damage was dumped for free the cost has been $38,927.09.

Justin Cordry, Sheriff- Reported the jail count is 36. Justin also reported that he would be buying a truck. They have also switched dogs, there was an issue with the first dog but are very happy with the one they received. Diode cable will be replacing their phone system. And the garage door will be widened, they will be purchasing a lawn mower for the Range and a shipping container.

There will be a joint meeting between the commissioners and city council on May 1st 2017 at 7:00 at the city hall, to discuss future plans about B Street.

There being no further business Gary Ouellette made the motion to adjourn David Willbrant seconded, all in favor, motion carried.

Next regular meeting is May 1, 2017.

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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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