Osborne County Commissioners – January 16, 2018


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Osborne County Commissioners

Minutes for special meeting

January 16, 2018


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


Alfred Reif called the meeting to order at 9:02 a.m.


Commissioners read the minutes for January 8, 2018. Craig Pottberg moved to approve the minutes as presented for January 8, 2018, C.W. Seaman second. Vote: all motion carried.


Vienna Janis reported to commissioners that the panic system cost $19.95 per month through Nex-Tech.


Commissioners received a phone call from Elevator Company that maintains it to discuss ADA compliance and upgrades.


Commissioners signed and approved checks and vouchers totaling $187,355.49:

General                                   $88,817.17

Road & Bridge                         18,047.47

Health                                     8,365.09

Appraiser Cost                         4,680.88

Election                                   2,300.31

Noxious Weed                         1,277.89

Ambulance                              6,337.82

Waste Disposal                       3,266.84

Historical Museum                  2,000.00

OFD #1 General                      3,448.07

OFD #2 General                      1,139.92

OFD #2 Special Machine         8,900.00

OFD #3 General                      1,939.98

Computer Capital Outlay        28,656.28

Local E-911 Fund                     7,796.77

Osborne E-Waste                    381.00

Total                            $187,355.49


Curtis Miner met with commissioners to discuss problems with the plumbing at the jail. He also discussed the panic system here at the courthouse with commissioners.


Vienna Janis presented a resolution to increase copy fees to 50 cents per page for Register of Deeds’ Office. C.W. Seaman moved to approve and adopt Resolution 2018-02 to increase copy fees in the Register of Deeds to 50 cent per page, Craig Pottberg second. Vote: all motion carried.


Vienna Janis presented resolution to continue the one percent sales tax for Osborne County Memorial Hospital without sunset. Craig Pottberg moved to approve Resolution 2018-03 for one percent sales tax without sunset, C.W. Seaman second. Vote: all motion carried.


Commissioners approved the following change orders to the 2017 tax roll: 2017-63 and 2017-64.


C.W. Seaman moved to approved a number of Neighborhood Revitalization Rebates which can be found in the full minuts of the meeting on our website at, Alfred Reif second. Vote: all motion carried. The following rebates were approved: Kevin & Cathy Shellito tax ID 1-220000320 for $98.89, Kevin & Cathy Shellito tax ID#1-220000320 for $265.07, Lowell Cornwell tax ID#1-040080180 for $620.21, Orvan Roach tax ID#1-240000180 for $158.57, Daniel & Carolyn Engler tax ID#1-069020060 for $785.52, R.H. Ackerman, LLC tax ID#1-040010850 for $2271.19, R.H. Ackerman, LLC tax ID#1-040010850 for $975.75, R.H. Ackerman, LLC tax ID#1-040010850 for $955.35, Dale & Cynthia Beiser tax ID#1-239020010 for $119.16, Quality Enterprise of Kansas, Inc. tax ID#1-040001940 for $32,340.75, Warren Otte tax ID#1-020022375 for $179.67, Alan & Cynithia Poore Trusts tax ID#1-110000840 for $238.92, Bruce & Debra Webb tax ID#1-040310010 for $373.87, Solomon Rapids Seed tax ID#1-040011000 for $1,593.93, Justin Schultze tax ID#1-270001721 for $577.28, R Seed Plus LLC tax ID#1-220002820 for $4,066.85, Darwin Carswell tax ID#1-130002800 for $489.75, James & Nancy Cary tax ID#1-020261140 for $1,342.49, Angel Accounting, LLC tax ID#1-030020640 for $2,903.99, Alan Reinert tax ID#1-080001480 for $968.46, Brett & Katheryn Lix tax ID#1-210004825 for $375.18, Brent & Monika Harzman tax ID#1-220001760 for $366.76, Perry & Samantha Schweitzer tax ID#1-210001160 for $130.36, Andrew Heller Trust tax ID#1-060003560 for $459.99, Dalton & KC Remus tax ID#1-020360025 for $773.39, Clarence & Shelley Boden tax ID#1-260001220 for $596.75, Alan & Janel Burch tax ID#1-040460140 for $1,100.56, Orville Pfortmiller tax ID#1-230001601 for $333.79, Larry & Ann Long tax ID#1-020022520 for $1,211.23, KanFarm  for $,1587.59 and Solomon Valley Enterprises for $57,002.75, Alfred Reif second motion. Vote: all motion carried.


Alfred Reif moved to approve change order to add intangible tax to 2017 tax roll, Craig Pottberg second. Vote: all motion carried.


Laura McClure met with commissioners and thanked them for restoring the clock. She gave an update on activities. She explained to commissioners that the school records that came from the courthouse were stored in the basement and there is possibility that they could get wet because of the walls in the basement, which is a concern.  Currently the books are good but Laura would like to purchase hanging file boxes and totes from Dollar General for a total of $250.00. C.W. Seaman moved to donate $250.00 to Genealogical & Historical Society to purchase totes, Craig Pottberg second. Vote: all motion carried.


C.W. Seaman moved to not take his salary for calendar year 2018, Craig Pottberg second. Vote: all motion carried.


Vienna Janis reminded commissioners that they will need to come in on the January 31st to pay bills and payroll and asked if they plan to meet on Monday, January 29. Commissioners discuss it and stated they will only come in on January 31, 2018.


Chris Rhodes met with commissioners and discussed the following: camera security, grant application for training for fire fighters, and cloud solutions.


C.W. Seaman moved to adjourn the meeting with no other business, Alfred Reif second. Vote: all motion carried. Meeting ended at 11:35 a.m.






_____________________________________                     ATTESTED BY:

_____________________________________                     County Clerk

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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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