Nemaha County Commission Meeting Minutes – 4/9/18


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

April 9, 2018 Unofficial

The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, April 9, 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 Deputy County Clerk DeAnn Koch recording the minutes.

Road and Bridge/Solid Waste Report:

Road and Bridge/Solid Waste Supervisor Dennis Ronnebaum advised the board that:
• he really didn’t have anything to report to Commissioners this morning.

Noxious Weed/Emergency Preparedness Report:

Noxious Weed/Emergency Preparedness Director Todd Swart advised the board that:
• the Northeast Kansas District Weed Directors meeting was recently held in Seneca.
• if his Emergency Preparedness Office was moved back to the courthouse, he would need to put up a tower again at the courthouse for radio communications.

County Attorney Brad Lippert came before the board. Commissioners discussed with Brad a draft amendment to the lease agreement between the Nemaha County Commission and the Kansas Department of Revenue for office space for the Driver’s License Office in Seneca.

Sheriff’s Report:

Sheriff Rich Vernon advised the board that:
• they are currently holding seven inmates in the jail.
• his officers responded to a situation in Bern over the weekend.
• he plans to wait to repair Jerry Birdsley’s patrol car until they are ready to trade it in for the new patrol car recently ordered.

Alice Lackey with the Nemaha County Training Center came before the board to discuss a proposed change order to the flooring replacement project at the Seneca Day Services Building. Following discussion, Dennis Henry moved to approve the change order in the amount of
$1,250.00 to add a couple of storage rooms to the project as well. Tim Burdiek seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye. Chairman Dennis Henry signed the change order as presented.

Gary Scoby moved to approve a change order to the flooring replacement project at the Nemaha County Sheriff’s Office to include the annex area between the Nemaha County Courthouse and the Law Enforcement Center in the amount of $1,250.00. Tim Burdiek seconded the motion.

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

Debra Henry, Nemaha County 4-H Program Manager, came before the board to speak to Commissioners about the Nemaha County Community Building kitchen renovation project. Ms. Henry also asked Commissioners about redoing the flooring in the Fair Office at the same time as the kitchen flooring at the Community Building. Commissioners stated that they would look into seeing if this could be done.

The Commissioners spoke by phone to Jay Herrmann with AHRS Construction about concreting the parking area on the west side of the Pioneer Building.

The board reviewed the minutes from the April 2, 2018 meeting. Tim Burdiek moved to approve the minutes as presented. Gary Scoby seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye.

Chairman Dennis Henry signed the Nemaha County Quarterly Financial Statement for the quarter ending March 31, 2018 as presented.

The Commissioners approved a cereal malt beverage application from the Sacred Heart Church in order for them to have a beer garden at their annual church picnic. Chairman Dennis Henry signed the cereal malt beverage license as presented.

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, April 16, 2018 at 9:00 am.

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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 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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