Osborne County Commissioners – July 17, 2017


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Osborne County Commissioners – Minutes for July 17, 2017

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

Alfred Reif called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m.

Carla Mans met with commissioners and explained the Letter of Agreement for Women, Infant, Children (WIC) program signed previously had to be resigned, because they had left off the “Equal Opportunity Employment” statement on the first agreement. Commissioner Alfred Reif re-signed the contract previously approved.

Johnnie Adams-Architect met with commissioners to discuss the roof project. Johnnie explained that he had asked Wayne Ducolon for submittals on the progress and has not received them yet. Johnnie shared his concerns about the project so far, such as no job site supervisor, submittals from Wayne Ducolon, missed meetings, damage to property, and not cutting the metal panels straight. Discussion was held.

Alfred Reif shared with commissioners that he contacted an electrical engineered out of Manhattan to look at electrical system.

Commissioners read the minutes from June 10, 2017 meeting. Craig Pottberg moved to approve the minutes for June 20, 2017 meeting as presented, C.W. Seaman second. Vote: all motion carried.

Commissioners signed and approved checks and vouchers totaling $571,091.40:

General                                               $47,307.96

Road & Bridge                                     11,867.10

Health                                                 5,060.51

Appraiser Cost                                     310.45

Hospital                                               308,109.16

Noxious Weed                                     1,541.89

Ambulance                                          1,301.23

Waste Disposal                                   1,401.83

OFD #1 General                                  468.23

OFD #2 General                                  139.53

Local E911 Fund                                  4,769.48

Special R&B Improvement                  116,000.00

Oil & Gas Valuation Depletion            72,814.03

Total                            $571,091.40

Sarah LaRosh met with commissioners to discuss the policy, procedures, and job description from Phillips County regarding their economic development position. She also stated that she did some research regarding the emergency manager position. She said the Kansas State Emergency Manager website states that emergency managers are require to have two year experience before they can take the exam. She does not meet the requirements. Discussion was held on upcoming meetings.

Commissioners approved transfer 17-52 for $14,167.93.

Wayne Ducolon was called regarding the project. Commissioners explained that they will not be giving the next scheduled payment because the work is not complete. Commissioners asked Wayne to come to commissioners for payments instead of the clerk.

Craig Pottberg asked Rebecca Byrd to come into meeting to explain he had looked into which departments had increase for salaries in their budgets. Rebecca stated she revised her budget with the cut.

Julie Parson met with commissioners to have the WIC contract for Phillips County approved. C.W. Seaman moved to approve letter of agreement for WIC program between Phillips County and Osborne County, Craig Pottberg second. Vote: all motion carried.

C.W. Seaman moved to adjourn the meeting with no other business, Craig Pottberg second. Vote: all motion carried. Meeting ended at 11:20 a.m.



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Derek Nester
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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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