Osborne County Commissioners Special Meeting – January 31, 2018


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

Alfred Reif called the meeting to order at 8:57 a.m.

Rebecca and Kevin LeRosh met with commissioners to turn over all assets, books and cash to Commissioners. C.W. Seaman moved to accept responsibility and duties of Bethany Township, Craig Pottberg second. Vote: all motion carried.

Craig Pottberg moved to accept $35,289.19 in cash from Bethany Township and this is the only asset of Bethany Township, C.W. Seaman second. Vote: all motion carried.

Commissioners received a quote from R&L Fire & Security Specialists, LLC out of Salina, Kansas to install three horns and strobes on all three floors for $1,516.28. Alfred Reif moved to approve the quote for $1,516.28 for R&L Fire & Security Specialists, LLC to install fire horns & strobes on all three floors, Craig Pottberg second. Vote: all motion carried.

Commissioners read the minutes from January 22, 2018 for the morning and afternoon sessions. Craig Pottberg moved to approve the minutes for January 22, 2018 for the morning and afternoon sessions as presented, Alfred Reif second. Vote: all motion carried.

Commissioners signed and approved checks and vouchers totaling $351,167.40:

General                                   $200,049.81

Road & Bridge                         50,252.05

Health                                     8,494.71

Election                                   658.13

Noxious Weed                         6,546.74

Ambulance                              37,592.89

Waste Disposal                       25,918.66

OFD #1 General                      292.87

OFD #2 General                      314.66

OFD #3 General                      603.49

Payroll Clearing                      4,315.33

Local E-911 Fund                     7,378.85

Special R&B Improve              4,494.00

Appraiser’s Cost                      4252.50

Emergency Manager              2.71

Total                            $351,167.40

Billy Neumann and Tom Bowler met with commissioners and the commissioners shared a letter from the district court regarding complaints on how unclean the courtroom was during a hearing. Renee Henke-Judge, also expressed concerns over cleanliness of the whole courthouse. Billy Neumann stated that he had neglected cleaning window seals and dusting.

Tim Hendrich called commissioners regarding a curve in the road at W. 240th Drive in Covert Township. He would like the curve taken out so the road is straight. Commissioners explained that he would need to work with Brent French to come up with a plan.

Vienna Janis gave commissioners the Sheriff’s annual report of no forfeitures of property from Sheriff’s Department during 2017.

Commissioners approved the following transfers: 18-01 for $872.38, 18-02 for $3,698.09, 18-03 for $110.33, and 18-04 for $78.54.

Commissioners approved the following change order to the 2017 tax roll 2017-69.

Chris Rhodes met with commissioners to state that he is applying for Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) for reimbursement for part of his salary. C.W. Seaman moved to approve the grant application for EMPG funds, Craig Pottberg second. Vote: all motion carried.

Chris Rhodes presented quotes for the panic alarm system in the amount of $680.72 with Chris doing all the installation.  C.W. Seaman moved to approve the panic alarm system that Chris Rhodes presented for the courthouse for $680.72, Craig Pottberg second. Vote: all motion carried.

Chris Rhodes presented a quote for a video camera system to be installed at courthouse for security at a cost of $4,364.84 with Chris doing all the installation. C.W. Seaman moved to approve the purchase of video camera system for security at the courthouse for $4,364.84, Craig Pottberg second. Vote: all motion carried.

Janice Boland met with commissioners to inform them that she wrecked the Expedition. She has gone out to MORE Chevrolet and received quotes on new vehicles. Discussion was held. She stated that there are several employees taking AEMT courses. Commissioners stated that if they wanted to they could take the Equinox to class.

Commissioners looked over several annual township reports. Craig Pottberg moved to approve the 2017 annual township reports for Round Mound, Delhi, Natoma, Corinth, and Jackson, C.W. Seaman second. Vote: all motion carried.

Dave from Center Glass met with commissioners to look over the basement door for replacement.

Brent “Bo” French met with commissioners to discuss the following: landfill fire, Kill Creek shares with Co-op, the road the Tim Hendrich is concerned about, Hardman Wholesale would like a cardboard trailer, classes for landfill employees, quotes for sheet piling, and bridges.

Janice Boland called commissioners to let them know that they could go out to MORE Chevrolet to look at how the emergency lights are installed on the new vehicles. Commissioners stated they will take a look.

Craig Pottberg moved to adjourn the meeting with no other business, C.W. Seaman second. Vote: all motion carried. Meeting ended at 11:15 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 2020 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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