Norton Co Board of Commissioners April 23, 2018


Norton Co Board of Commissioners
April 23, 2018

Commissioner Charles Posson called the meeting of the Norton Co Board of Commissioners to order at 9:00 AM on April 23, 2018 at the Commission Room. Attendance: Richard Thompson, Present: Charles Posson, Present: Thomas Brannan, Present.

Road Department
Floyd Richard, Norton County Road & Bridge spoke with the commission about E13. The road has been surveyed and during the process of discovery it was found the road was never opened. Floyd said that he has spoke with the landowner on the east property side and they have agreed to give an easement for the road since the road is for their benefit. The county will build the road from US Highway 36 north on El3 for approximately a half-mile. The commission stated that the construction would not begin until the easement has been signed.
Floyd reported that he has a full crew now with the part-time summer help. The county will have four mower operators beginning in May.

April 16th Commission Minutes
A motion was made by Commissioner Brannan to approve the April 16th, 2018 Commission minutes with a second from Commissioner Thompson. Motion passed 3-0.

Community Garden
Denise Schmitz, President of the Norton Community Garden Coalition was in to finalize the plans and agreement for the property owned by the County of Norton. Denise provide a map showing the commission the proposed map for the location of the garden beds, water line and hydrant locations and the general placement of the green house.
The Land Lease Agreement was presented to the commission and County Counselor for review and signature. The commission had a couple questions with the contract which were answered by Denise. Upon signature of all parties the contract will become effective immediately for a period of three years.
A motion was made by Commissioner Brannan to accept the Land Lease Agreement by and between Norton County and the Norton Community Garden Coalition for a term of three (3) years. The motion was given a second by Commissioner Thompson. Motion passed 3-0.

There being no further business before the Board the meeting was adjourned until 4/30/2018. The commission minutes are not considered official until signed and approved by the commission and will remain a working document until approved.

Derek Nester
Derek Nester
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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