Osborne County Commissioners – July 10, 2017


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Osborne County Commissioners

Present: Alfred Reif, Craig Pottberg, C.W. “Bill” Seaman, and Vienna Janis, County Clerk.

Alfred Reif called the meeting to order at 8:59 a.m.

Commissioners read the minutes for June 30, 2017. Craig Pottberg moved to approve the minutes for June 30, 2017 special meeting as presented, C.W. Seaman second. Vote: all, motion carried.

Brent “Bo” French met with commissioners and presented his quarterly cash report. He also presented pipe quotes from Welborn Sales, Inc. for $9,765.73 and J and J Drainage Products Co. for $10,197.27. C.W. Seaman moved to approve the quote from Welborn Sales Inc. from Salina for $9,765.73, Craig Pottberg second. Vote: all, motion carried.

Bo French presented a quote from Circle C Paving to chip seal connecting links in Alton and Natoma. Circle C Paving quoted $25,435.62 to chip seal county road connecting link in Alton and $33,521.04 for the county road connecting link in Natoma.  C.W. Seaman moved to approve $33,521.04 for Circle C Paving to chip seal connecting link in Natoma City, Alfred Reif second. Vote: all, motion carried.

C.W. Seaman moved to approve the quote from Circle C Paving to chip seal connecting link in Alton City for $25,435.62, Alfred Reif second. Vote: all, motion carried.

Commissioners approved the following transfers: 17-48 for $574.00, 17-49 for $870.00, 17-50 for $757.50, and 17-51 for $609.00.

Commissioners called Johnnie Adams in regards to work on the courthouse.

Rebecca Byrd-Register of Deeds met with commissioners regarding her 2018 budget request and ask commissioners to reinstate the amount that was cut. Discussion was held. C.W. Seaman stated that even though they did cut her budget, if they gave a 25 cent raise, there would be enough to cover the increase. Rebecca asked commissioners why her budget was the only one cut. Discussion was held on travel expenses. Craig Pottberg stated that he would look at other department’s salary increases and get back to Rebecca.

Sarah LaRosh met with commissioners and gave information from Norton County regarding policies, procedures, and funding of their economic development position. Commissioners asked Sarah if she would also be interested in doing emergency manager. Discussion was held.

Lyle Lewis Jr. met with commissioners to let them know that he would not be able to take the emergency manager position at this time.

Commissioners called Brandon Fillingim regarding the emergency manager position.

Craig Pottberg moved to adjourn the meeting with no other business, C.W Seaman second. Vote: all, motion carried. Meeting ended at 11:12 a.m.

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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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