Norton Co Board Of Commissioners Meeting Minutes


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Norton Co Board of Commissioners
June 19, 2017

Commissioner Charles Posson called the meeting of the Norton Co Board of Commissioners to order at 9:00 AM on June 19, 2017 at the Commission Room. Attendance: Richard Thompson, Present: Charles Posson, Present: Thomas Brannan, Absent.

LeVonne Otter
LeVonne Otter, Norton Genealogical Society was in to discuss a request to do digitization of records of Norton County. The request is being made by Family Search, a nonprofit organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. LeVonne informed the commission that she is a spokes person for the organization and presented the information and details of the request. The request would require the County Commission to enter into a contract with Family Search. The “contract” itself was reviewed by the County Counselor and Com.mission which created several questions. R. Douglas Sebelius, County Counselor upon review of the contract recommended that the County follow current policy already in place.

Sheriff Thomson
Sheriff Thomson was in to visit with the commission about the current meal situation with the inmates and that the current service being provided by the Norton County Hospital is going to be discontinued. Troy provided some back ground information on the meals and the fees associated. Troy stated that he has not been notified of the changes, however read the information in the local newspaper that this service is being discontinued. With this information Troy has been checking into options for inmate meals. The options that Troy has at this point was discussed with the commission. Troy will continue to keep the commission updated and information is collected.

Resolution 2017-09
Kansas Counties Association Multi-line Pool (KCAMP) provided an amendment of the Bylaws and Interlocal Agreement for membership. KCAMP Board of Trustees approved the amendments during the May 31st, 2017 monthly meeting. Upon review of the revised Bylaws and Interlocal Cooperation Agreement a motion was made by Commission Thompson to approve Resolution 2017-09 with a second from Chairman Posson. Motion passed 2-0.

There being no further business before the Board the meeting was adjourned until 6/30/2017. The commission minutes are not considered official until signed and approved by the commission and will remain a working document until approved.

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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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