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Jewell County Commissioners – February 5, 2018

The Jewell County Commissioners met February 5, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. Commissioners, Keith Roe, Steve Greene and Mark Fleming present. Carla J. Waugh, County Clerk, was present for the meeting.

The minutes of the January 29, 2018 County Commissioners meeting were approved.

Travis Garst, Solid Waste Director, reviewed the monthly activity report for January. Travis said he has training in March.

Mezvah Nobi, FBLA, Zane Colson, FFA, Emma Reinert, FBLA and Matthew Railsback, FFA Advisor, presented the Career & Technology Education Month Proclamation for the County Commissioners approval. Steve Greene moved that the proper officers sign the Career & Technology Education Month Proclamation to designate the month of February 2018 as “Career and Technical Education Month”. Mark Fleming seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

Gail Bartley, Noxious Weed Director, reviewed the Annual Noxious Weed Eradication Progress Report of 2017. Steve Greene moved that the proper officer sign the Annual Noxious Weed Eradication Progress Report of 2017, Mark Fleming seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

Gail Bartley discussed the Jewell County Weed Management Plan for 2018 with no changes. Mark Fleming moved and Keith Roe seconded the motion to approve the Jewell County Weed Management Plan for 2018. Motion passed unanimously.

Joel Elkins, General Superintendent, discussed road maintenance. The Commissioners discussed road concerns of Dan Reynolds.

Joel Elkins discussed the bids opened at last week’s meeting for the biennial bridge inspection for 300 structures: Benesch – $156.15 per structure for a total of $46,485.00; CFS Engineers – $75.00 per structure for a total of $22,500.00; Campbell & Johnson Engineers, P.A. – $87.75 per structure for a total of $26,325.00 and Kirkham Michael – $85.00 per structure for a total of $25.500.00.

Steve Greene moved to accept the bid from Campbell & Johnson for the biennial bridge inspection $87.75 per structure for a total of $26,325.00. Mark Fleming seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

Commissioners reviewed the bid for bridge steel from Husker Steel – $23,256.00. Steve Greene moved to accept the bid from Husker Steel – $23,256.00 for bridge steel. Mark Fleming seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:05 a.m.

 

Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
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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