Washington County Commission Meeting Minutes – 6/19/17


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The Board of Washington County Commission met in regular session on Monday June 19, 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:
Payroll change notice – Treasurer
2016 Draft of Audit
Change Order 2016-80
Change notice – custodian
Public Notice of Water Pollution
Bills & Payroll Totaling – 346317.90
David Willbrant moved to approve the consent agenda items, Gary Ouellette seconded, all in favor.

Tim Mueller reported that he attending the LEPC meeting on Thursday June 15, 2017.

Gary Ouellette made the motion to go into executive session for 15 minutes for personnel issues, David Willbrant seconded the motion, all in favor motion carried. No action taken.

Justin Novak, Road & Bridge Supervisor, presented payroll change notice. And permit 17-3Agreement for Public Right of way for Housley Communications. Also the county crew has been cleaning brush out from under bridges, and 5 miles north of Washington they will be doing scrub sealing, the Barnes Rd has been filled with rock.

Duane Bruna, Environmental Science Director, Reported on work being done on Cell 4 and presented a draft from Schwab-Eaton. Duane also reported the Mike Woerner and Scotty Miller has been out spraying for thistles.

Commissioners received a letter from Dague Computers.

Justin Cordry, Sheriff- Reported on a new Hire for the jail. He also let the commissioners know that some of the vehicles had hail damage. The total count for the Jail is 42 with 5 to 6 inmates being held on county matters.. Tim ask Justin if his department would be willing to help with the LEPC exercise, This is an exercise Tim and the committee has put together to practice emergency drills, Justin said yes. Tim said he is also looking for more role players for the exercisers if anyone is interested, Emergency personnel should meet in the morning at Stone’s Southside, other role players to meet at 11 AM on August 12, 2017. Justin also talked about his budget request for 2018.

Justin Dragastin, Dragastin Ins. Agency – Justin ask the commissioners if he could send adjusters out to look at buildings the county owns for hail damage. He also talked to the commissioners about the leaks in the county health roof. They ask Justin to come back next Monday with his findings.

Tiffany Hayman, County Health Director – submitted a payroll change notice for a new hire. Commissioners talked to Tiffany about a letter they received from Dague computers. Tim Mueller made the motion to go into executive session for 15 minutes to include Tiffany for Non-Elected Personal issues. David Willbrant seconded the motion, motion carried. After returning to regular session no action taken.

Gary Ouellette made the motion to adjourn at 12:22 PM, David Willbrant seconded the motion, all in favor, motion carried.


Next regular meeting will be June 26, 2017

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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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