Jewell County Commissioners – June 5, 2017


The Jewell County Commissioners met June 5, 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.

The minutes of the May 30, 2017 County Commissioners meeting were approved.

Travis Garst, Solid Waste Director, reviewed the monthly report for May. He discussed working on permits.

Shannon Meier, Ambulance Director, reviewed the billing report for May. The EMS responded to 28 calls in May. Fifteen were medical emergencies, four involving trauma and nine inter-facility transfers. Nineteen runs occurred during the day with the other nine at night.

The EMS billed out a total of $23,510 for the month of May. The current accounts receivable balance for the Jewell County EMS stands at $57,882.

The Commissioners reviewed abatement numbers 2282 and 2283. Mark Fleming moved and Keith Roe seconded to approve abatement numbers 2282 and 2283. Motion approved unanimously.

Carla Waugh reported that Robert Watson telephoned to say he would serve as Sinclair Township Clerk. Steve Greene moved and Mark Fleming seconded to appoint Robert Watson as Sinclair Township Clerk. Motion passed unanimously.

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

Donald Jacobs, Sheriff, said he had to replace the radio for his car.

Daphne Manning, 4-H Program Coordinator, discussed the fair photograph contest and said they have a category for the Best of Jewell County and asked if the winning photo could be displayed in the Commissioner’s Office for the month of August. The Commissioners said absolutely.

Darrell Miller, County Attorney, reviewed the description for three proposed road closings.

Steve Greene moved and Keith Roe seconded the motion to go into executive session for 10 minutes beginning at 11:04 a.m. to discuss non-elected personnel with Darrell Miller and Carla Waugh present. Motion passed unanimously. Regular session resumed at 11:14 a.m. with no action taken.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:35 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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