Jewell County Commissioners – April 24, 2017


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The Jewell County Commissioners met April 24, 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.

Wanda Backstrom, 12th Judicial District Community Corrections, reviewed the FY 2018 KDOC Adult Comprehensive Plan and FY18 Behavioral Health Grant. She also provided the budget summaries.  Steve Greene moved that the proper officer’s sign the community services grant applications. Keith Roe seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

The following were present for office head meeting: Travis Garst, Solid Waste Director;  Shannon Meier, Ambulance Director; Anna Porter, County Appraiser; Chris Petet, Custodian; Nora Rhoades, Post Rock Extension District; Don Jacobs, Sheriff; and Gail Bartley, Noxious Weed Director, Emergency Preparedness Director and 911 Coordinator. The following were absent: Angela Murray, Health Nurse; Anna Standley, Register of Deeds; Joel Elkins, General Superintendent; and Brenda Eakins, Treasurer.

Travis Garst discussed disposal of the pork from the accident on the Highway. He said Republic County recycling is working really well.

Gail Bartley said he had the LEPC meeting on April 12th, the District Weed meeting on April 13th and the Mass Casualty Drill on April 22nd.

Nora Rhoades said the Extension District is in the process of filling the Horticulture and Livestock Agent positions. Nora said the Jewell County Fair is July 16 through 19th with the theme of “Grow with the Green”. She said the Post Rock Extension District Wheat Plot Tours are May 23rd and may contact Sandra Wick for more information.

Anna Porter said she is done with hearings and they have started with the 1/6th re-inspection. They continue to work with information requests.

Shannon Meier said the Board of Pharmacy and DEA performed an inspection last week and it went well. He said EMS participated in the Mass Casualty Drill on April 22nd.

Chris Petet said the roofer repaired the roof and the elevator has been repaired.

Carla Waugh said they are busy with list maintenance of the Election program with NCOA and Multi-State Crosscheck reports. Carla also stated that this week they are working on payroll. She attended the Mass Casualty Drill.

Keith Roe said he attended the Strategic Planning meeting, North Central Highway Association Meeting and the 12th JJA meeting.

Steve Greene attended the Strategic Planning meeting, LEPC meeting, Juvenile Detention Center meeting and Area on Aging meeting,

Mark Fleming said he attended the LEPC meeting and the Mass Casualty Drill. He plans to attend the North Central Regional Planning Commission meeting this week. Mark said the Dane Hansen grant application is due May 15th.  This concluded office head meeting.

The minutes of the April 17, 2017 County Commissioners meeting were approved.

Shannon Meier, Ambulance Director, discussed the Mass Casualty Drill.

Tanya Paul, Domestic Violence Association of Central Kansas (DVACK), read the Sexual Assault Awareness Month Proclamation. Tanya said that April 26th is designated as Denim Day for Awareness. Mark Fleming moved and Steve Greene seconded that the proper officers sign the Sexual Assault Awareness Month Proclamation for April. Motion passed unanimously.

Mel Brown, Pawnee Mental Health Board Member, had a proclamation for May as Mental Health Month. Steve Greene moved that the proper officers sign the Pawnee Mental Health Proclamation for May as Mental Health Month. Keith Roe seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

Joel Elkins, General Superintendent, discussed roads and bridge repairs. The Commissioners reported road concerns.

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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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