Norton Co Board Of Commissioners November 20, 2017


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Norton Co Board of Commissioners
November 20, 2017

Commissioner Charles Posson called the meeting of the Norton Co Board of Commissioners to order at 9:00 AM on November 20, 2017 at the Commission Room. Attendance: Richard Thompson, Present: Charles Posson, Present: Thomas Brannan, Present.

The Norton County Commission serving as the November General Election Canvassing Board held a drawing for the three way tie for the USD #212 school board. The drawing is for Position #4, District #1. The names of Jean Ann Wilson, Hannah Sproul and Linda Malcolm were all placed for the drawing.
Chairman Posson drew the name of Jean Ann Wilson Jean Ann will receive the nomination

Ceo Con agreement
The commission reviewed a written document from CenCon of Kansas for the concrete crushing at the landfill. The written document outlines the terms of CenCon completing the work. The commission will have County Counselor R. Douglas Sebelius review the terms and prepare a contract.

Norton County Hospital Board
Norton County Hospital staff Gina Frack, Aaron Kuehn along with Von Fahrenbruch, Board President were present to deliver the Norton County Hospital independent auditors report for the ending years financials. Aaron went through the budget and financials as presented in the audit. General discussion was held on the operations and financial decision of the Norton County Hospital.
Discussion was held on the hospital board members and the upcoming appointment of new members. The commission will soon be advertising for the positions that will be open. The appointments will be made in late December and will be 4 year term.

Executive Session
Commissioner Brannan called for an executive session at l0:15 am for a period of l 0 minutes for the purpose of attorney client information and to include the County Counselor R. Douglas Sebelius and County Clerk Robert D. Wyatt present as well The motion was given a second by Commissioner Thompson. Motion passed 3-0.
The commission returned to session at l0:25 am. A motion was made by Commissioner Brannan to extend the executive session for a period of l 0 minutes for attorney client information with County Counselor Sebelius and County Clerk Robert D. Wyatt. The motion was given a second by Commissioner Thompson. Motion passed 3-0.
The commission returned to regular session at 10:35 am with no action taken.

Noxious Weed
Clarence Wetter, Norton County Noxious Weed was in to visit with the commission about installing a heater in the north addition to the Noxious Weed shop. Clarence provided three bids to the commission for consideration. The three bids included Garrett’s with $1,995.95; Norton Sheet Metal for $2,275.00 and Lindsay Heating and Cooling for $2,590.00. A motion was made by Commissioner Brannan to approve the bid from Garrett’s in the amount of $1,995.95 with a second from Commissioner Thompson. Motion passed 3-0.

Chad Buckley
Chad Buckley, Norton City Administrator was in to give a brief update on the project scheduled at the4-H Building. Chad stated that if the weather holds the project should start next week.
The commission thanked Chad and asked him to pass the thank you to the City crew for making the power cords in the Courthouse yard safe. The commission had some earlier concerns and those have all be taken care off at this time.

November 13th Commission Minutes
A motion was made by Commissioner Brannan to approve the minutes from the commission meeting held on November 13th, 2017. A second was give by Commissioner Thompson Motion passed 3-0.

Road Department
Floyd Richard, Norton County Road Department spoke with the commission about a possible claim for windshield damage. The individual reported that the incident happened a month or so ago however did not report. Floyd stated the truck was tarped at the time of the incident.
Teny Nelson joined the meeting to discuss the gravel or sand needs on a road recently built. The road in question is for approximately and 1/8 of a mile and is the access to the newly proposed hog facility. There was a lot of discussion about the request and the commission felt at this time they would not approve the request. The suggestion of allowing the property owner to apply his own gravel was also discussed and felt that it was not in the best interest of the county to allow for insurance and liability reasons. The discussion of following county resolutions and the regulations within them was also discussed.
There was discussion held on the Neighborhood Reviqlization Program. Teny wanted to know what the commission thoughts were about the continuation of the program. The commission stated that at this time there has been no discussion or decision on the continuation of the program.

There being no further business before the Board the meeting was adjourned until I V30/2017. The commission minutes are not considered official until signed and approved by the commission and will remain a working document until signed and approved.

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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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