Nemaha County Commission Meeting Minutes – 2/26/18


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These minutes are unofficial until approved by the Board of Commissioners at their next meeting.

February 26, 2018 Unofficial

The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, February 26, 2018 in the Commissioner’s Room of the Nemaha County Courthouse. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Dennis Henry leading the flag salute. Present also was Commissioner Tim Burdiek, Road and Bridge/Solid Waste Supervisor Dennis Ronnebaum and Office Manager Kathy Haverkamp, and Clerk Mary Kay Schultejans recording the minutes. Commissioner Gary Scoby was absent from today’s meeting.

Road and Bridge/Solid Waste Report:

Road and Bridge/Solid Waste Supervisor Dennis Ronnebaum advised the board that:
• he bought a load of pipe piling last week from Independent Industries at a cost of around
• the trash truck broke down last week. Floyd’s Repair put a new wiring harness on the truck and it is back up and running at this time.
• the safety meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 28th at the Nemaha County Community Building.

The board reviewed the minutes from the February 20, 2018 meeting. Tim Burdiek moved to approve the minutes as presented. Dennis Henry seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye.

The board reviewed vouchers submitted by the different departments to be paid at the end of February.

Sheriff’s Report:

Sheriff Rich Vernon advised the board that:
• a patrol car hit a deer over the weekend.
• they booked six individuals into the jail two weeks ago and three this past week.
• Larry Collins is retiring effective May 1st.

The State of Kansas Division of Motor Vehicles called and spoke to Commissioners about their need for more space for the Driver’s License Office in Seneca. They let Commissioners know that they have outgrown the space they currently use on Main Street and asked about possible office space that the county would have available for use. The county will provide information to this entity concerning any available office space that the county owns that may be adequate for use as a Driver’s License Office.

Senior Services/Public Transit Director Diane Yunghans came before the board to ask Commissioners if she could use approximately $5,000 from her Donations Fund to start a new donations fund through the Step Foundation. Commissioners agreed to this request.

Dan Ronnebaum and Harold Shump came before the board to discuss with Commissioners the best location for a new Senior Center in Seneca. Senior Services/Public Transit Director Diane Yunghans was also present for the discussion.

The Commissioners left the meeting room at 11:30 am to review space at the Pioneer Building and returned to the meeting room at 11:55 am.

County Attorney Brad Lippert came before the board. Commissioners had no county business to discuss with Brad at this time.

With no further county business coming before the board, Chairman Dennis Henry adjourned the meeting at 1:10 pm. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on Monday, March 5, 2018 at 9:00 am.

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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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