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Lincoln County Commissioners -March 26, 2018

The regular meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners was held in the basement meeting room of the courthouse Monday, March 26, 2018. Chairman Terry Finch called the meeting to order at 10:00 a.m. with Vice-Chairman Alexis Pflugh and Member Al Joe Wallace present. County Clerk Dawn Harlow was in attendance.

Others present for portions of the meeting: Cynthia Nelson, Marion McReynolds, Nancy Nitsch, Roger Nitsch, Marion McReynolds, Eric Johnson, Darrin Saenger, Mona Gerstmann, Howard Wehrman, Greg Alexander, Debora Zachgo, Jessica Clay, and Ladonna Reinert.

Alexis Pflugh moved to approve the minutes of the March 19, 2018 regular meeting as presented, seconded by Al Joe Wallace. Motion carried. Al Joe Wallace moved to approve the minutes of the March 21, 2018 special meeting as presented, seconded by Alexis Pflugh. Motion carried.

Al Joe Wallace moved to approve a gravel removal/purchase agreement with Timothy Lyne and Sondra Lyne, expiring March 31, 2018, seconded by Alexis Pflugh. Motion carried.

Correspondence: notice from Lincoln County Hospital increasing meal prices for prisoners; information and statistics for the North Central Regional Juvenile Detention attended by

Commissioner Wallace; and a letter from the Sylvan Senior Center.
Marion McReynolds expressed her interest in serving on the Lincoln County Preservation Board.

Eric Johnson, Campbell & Johnson PA, presented a change order request which would install ceramic tile in the kitchen dry area, restroom and hallway, rather than vinyl flooring that was in the plans. The board denied the change order. Johnson related the following items have been cited as concerns and they will be reviewing: conduit on the power lines coming into the building are cracking; and the newly installed joint expansion covers are raised enough that people with walkers are experiencing difficulties.
Greg Alexander, Northern Natural Gas Co provided a map of their lines within the county and provided pamphlets that explain what their signage means and telephone numbers for emergencies.

Lincoln Recreation Commission Director Jessica Clay with Board Member Debora Zachgo related that the City would like to form a committee to review the Charter Ordinance and the direction of the recreation commission and has requested that two members be appointed by the County to serve on the committee. The board agreed to appoint two people, with Commissioner Pflugh volunteering to serve on the committee. Clay related that she is a member of the active living group of the strategic doing meetings and summarized activities of the group. The active living group will be applying for grant funding to create a Master Plan, and requested that the board provide a letter of support for the grant application. The board related that they would be willing to write a letter of support.

Health Nurse/Administrator Ladonna Reinert provided a monthly update on health
department activities.

The board discussed bids received to replace the fire doors at the nursing home facility . The board requested that Clerk Harlow place Greg Babcock, Lincoln Park Manor Maintenance, on the agenda to discuss the bids further.

Human Resource Officer Debora Zachgo reported that highway department employee Galen Kissick will be retiring on April 25, after 43 years of service. A retirement party is being planned for the afternoon of April 25 at the Finch Theatre.

County Clerk Harlow provided the following: requested information on the Dilapidated
Housing Program, board discussed making changes to the program, no decision on Dale
Rosebrook’s request; presented information received from potential billing companies for  the ambulance service, no decision this date, two companies were selected to visit with further; website change for the commissioner page, board requested that appointed boards be added to the webpage; and provided the board with the Charter Resolutions and special question that authorize the mill levy for services for the aged; and provided copies of the 2016 & 2017 treasurer’s annual report for the Lincoln County Council on Aging.

Terry Finch moved to return to 8:00 a.m. meeting times beginning May 7, seconded by Al Joe Wallace. Motion carried.

Commissioner Pflugh discussed the letter received from the Sylvan Senior Center this date and funding to the Council on Aging, Sylvan Senior Center and Lincoln Senior Centers. Pflugh inquired about the culvert replacement on the Sylvan black top (N 60th Rd).

With no further business to come before the board the chairman adjourned the meeting at 1:31 p.m. until 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 30, 2018 in the commission meeting room of the courthouse.

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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