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Nemaha County Commission Meeting Minutes – 3/5/18

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

March 5, 2018 Unofficial

The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, March 5, 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 were Commissioners Gary Scoby and Tim Burdiek, Road and Bridge/Solid Waste Supervisor Dennis Ronnebaum and Office Manager Kathy Haverkamp, and Clerk Mary Kay Schultejans recording the minutes.

Road and Bridge/Solid Waste Report:

Road and Bridge/Solid Waste Supervisor Dennis Ronnebaum advised the board that:
• he plans to rebuild the sleeve for the hammer used to drive bridge pilings.
• he will be requesting fuel bids soon.
• he will be advertising again soon for the dust control program.
• he received notification that the county has been awarded a grant to help pay for a new baler for the Recycling Center.

Sheriff’s Report:

Sheriff Rich Vernon advised the board that:
• they are currently holding seven inmates in the jail.
• they booked nine individuals into the jail this past week.
• he would like to have a discussion with Commissioners at some point about having a School Resource Officer in every school in the county.

Joe Mitchell came before the board to speak to Commissioners about renovations planned at the kitchen at the Nemaha County Community Building.

The Commissioners left the meeting room at 11:00 am to look at the kitchen at the Nemaha County Community Building and returned to the meeting room at around 11:45 am.

County Attorney Brad Lippert and Treasurer Janell Niehues came before the board to speak to Commissioners about administration of the Neighborhood Revitalization Programs in the county. The City of Sabetha and the City of Seneca have both decided to allow the rebate as long as taxes are paid in full by May 10th. Following discussion, Gary Scoby moved to follow this same procedure in the administration of the county’s Neighborhood Revitalization Plan. Tim Burdiek seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye.

The Commissioners had no other county business to discuss with County Attorney Brad Lippert at this time.

The board reviewed the minutes from the February 26, 2018 meeting. Tim Burdiek moved to approve the minutes as presented. Dennis Henry seconded the motion. The motion carried with

Tim and Dennis voting aye. Gary Scoby abstained from the vote due to his absence from the February 26th meeting.

Gary Scoby moved to renew a contract with Bachelor Controls, Inc. to provide IT services at the courthouse for the period of March 1, 2018 to February 28, 2019. Tim Burdiek seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye. Chairman Dennis Henry signed the contract as presented.

Commissioners signed the Anti-Drug and Alcohol Misuse Prevention Policy Approval for the Nemaha County Transportation Department as presented.

Chairman Dennis Henry signed add/abate orders as presented.

The board spoke by phone to Deb Henry with the Meadowlark Extension Program about the kitchen renovations planned at the Nemaha County Community Building.

Gary Scoby moved to approve a bid from Epoxy Coating Specialists in the amount of $25,500 to replace the flooring at the Seneca Day Services Building. Tim Burdiek seconded the motion.

The motion carried with all voting aye. Chairman Dennis Henry signed the bid as presented.

The board reviewed vouchers submitted by the different departments that were paid at the end of February. Gary Scoby moved to approve the February 2018 pay vouchers and warrants as presented. Tim Burdiek seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye.

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 12, 2018 at 9:00 am.

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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