Norton Co Board Of Commissioner’s Minutes July 31, 2017


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Norton Co Board of Commissioners
July 31, 2017

Commissioner Charles Posson called the meeting of the Norton Co Board of Commissioners to order at 9:00 AM on July 31, 2017 at the Commission Room. Attendance: Richard Thompson, Present: Charles Posson, Present: Thomas Brannan, Present.

July Vouchers & Payroll
The commission and county counselor reviewed the July 2017 vouchers and payroll. Upon review the commission and counselor approved the vouchers and payroll as submitted.

Valley Hope
Jessica Fisher, Norton Valley Hope was in to visit with the commission about their upcoming50th anniversruy celebration. Valley Hope has made a request that the Norton County Courthouse be open during the day on August 19th for the use of the restrooms. Jessica stated that they believe that 300 to 400 people will be attending the event and they would like to the Courthouse open from 10:00 am till 5:00 pm. The commission stated that their concern is the access to all floors during this time without any security to the other floors. Jessica stated that Valley Hope would be willing to provide a volunteer to be on site during this period of time. The commission felt that if Valley Hope would pay for a Norton County Sheriff officer this would be an option they would consider. Jessica will visit with Valley Hope staff and report back to the Clerk’s office.

Adam Zerr
Adam Zerr was in to thank the commission for road and past repair/maintenance work on the road in front of his rural property.

County Insurance
County Clerk Robert D. Wyatt spoke with the commission about the 2018 property, liability and workers compensation insurance. A couple request have been made by local insurance firms to bid on the county insurance for 2018. The commission discussed the request and determined that an RFP can be developed and distributed for bids.

Road Department
Floyd Richard, Norton County Road Department was in to visit with the commission on a request from KDOT to rent the county chip sealer. According to KDOT they had a chip sealer leased however the company sold the machine prior to rental. Floyd presented the written request to the commission and after discussion the commission felt that the request should be denied.

July 17th and 24th minutes
A motion was made by Commissioner Brannan to approve the minutes from July 24th, 2017 with a second from Commissioner Thompson. Motion passed 3-0.
A motion was made by Commissioner Thompson to approve the minutes from July 17th, 2017 with a second from Commissioner Brannan. Motion passed 3-0.

There being no further business before the Board the meeting was adjourned until 8/7/2017. 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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