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Jewell County Commissioners – June 26, 2017

The Jewell County Commissioners met June 26, 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 June 19, 2017 County Commissioners meeting were approved.

The following were present for office head meeting: Barrett Simon, Livestock Agent: Angela Murray, Health Nurse; Marilou Becker, Deputy County Appraiser; Chris Petet, Custodian; Don Jacobs, Sheriff; Brenda Eakins, Treasurer; Joel Elkins, General Superintendent; Travis Garst, Solid Waste Director;  Shannon Meier, Ambulance Director; Anna Morgan, Register of Deeds and Gail Bartley, Noxious Weed Director, Emergency Preparedness Director and 911 Coordinator.

Commissioner Fleming introduced Barrett Simon, Post Rock Extension District Livestock Agent. Barrett reported on the upcoming Jewell County Fair activities for July 16 through 19th.

Travis Garst said he attended the Annual Conference and renewed his HHW certification.

Gail Bartley said that he received a grant through Dane Hansen Foundation to buy thermal imaging cameras for each volunteer fire department. He thanked Brian Shulda for his help with the grant application. The total grant is $4194.

Brenda Eakins said that they have been interviewing for the position in her office.

Anna Morgan reported that she attended the Register of Deeds Seminar in Dodge City this past month.

Marilou Becker said the office sent out Ag surveys and received 400 back and they are working on updating those property. They are currently working on the 1/6 re-inspection and Anna Porter is working on Commercial re-inspection.

Angela Murray said she applied for and received a Dane Hansen grant for TAPTAM (Turn a page, Touch a mind) for the pediatric literacy program. The grant provided training to the staff and books to be given to the children.

Don Jacobs said business as normal and reported that the jail is full.

Shannon Meier said his department has had a busy month.

Carla Waugh said she has been busy with budgets.

Keith Roe reported that Commissioners Fleming and Roe attended the Strategic Doing meeting with 60 participants of all-ages from throughout the County. The meeting was very successful with great ideas and conducted by Dane Hansen Foundation as a requisite for additional grant monies.

Steve Greene said he attended the Economic Development meeting. He also was present for the Jewell County Hospital walk around with the Architect.

Mark Fleming said he attended the Jewell County Conservation District meeting. Commissioner Fleming said that the Commissioners are concerned with excessive meal expenses and are looking into changing the policy. This concluded the office head meeting.

Chris Petet, Maintenance, discussed fire alarm inspection and boiler repairs. Chris Petet had a service agreement from Professional Fire Alarm Systems Inc. to perform the Annual Fire Alarm Test and Inspection for the Jewell County Courthouse.

Mark Fleming moved and Keith Roe seconded that the proper officer sign the fire alarm inspection agreement with Professional Fire Alarm Systems Inc. to perform the Annual Fire Alarm Test and Inspection for the Jewell County Courthouse. Motion passed unanimously.

Angela Murray, provided a form for meal allowance that is used by her grant.

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

Darrell Miller, County Attorney, presented the road closing resolutions he prepared.

Chairman Fleming opened the road closing hearing at 10:00 a.m. with Joel Elkins and Darrell Miller present for the following two roads:

Road 1: for that portion of the county road commencing 1261 feet East of 280 Road then South southeasterly approximately 1100 feet, then southeasterly 1100 feet, said road being in Section 10, Allen Township, Jewell County, Kansas

Road 2: the West 854 feet of the county road in Section 1 and the North 2330 feet of the road lying between Section 1 and 2 and 11 and 12 of Erving Township, in Jewell County, Kansas.

Steve Greene moved to adopt Resolution 17-05 vacating that portion of the county road commencing 1261 feet East of 280 Road then South southeasterly approximately 1100 feet, then southeasterly 1100 feet, said road being in Section 10, Allen Township, Jewell County, Kansas. Keith Roe seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

Keith Roe moved to adopt Resolution 17-06 vacating the West 854 feet of the county road in Section 1 and the North 2330 feet of the road lying between Section 1 and 2 and 11 and 12 of Erving Township, in Jewell County, Kansas. Steve Greene seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

The Commissioners discussed changing the Jewell County Hospital Board term limits with Darrell Miller, County Attorney. Darrell Miller said that he reviewed the KCAMP Bylaws and Interlocal Cooperation Agreement. He went over a few items in the agreement with the Commissioners.

Dave Cordel discussed the Erving township road closing. He also discussed the rock pit and repairing the road by the pit. Joel Elkins returned to the meeting to discuss this issue with Mr. Cordel.

Steve Greene moved to approve and sign the KCAMP Bylaws and Interlocal Cooperation Agreement and Resolution 17-07.  Mark Fleming seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:12 a.m.

 

 

Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
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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