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Washington County Commission Meeting Minutes – 5/7/18

The Board of Washington County Commission met in regular session on Monday May 7, 2018 in the commission room at the Washington County Courthouse. Members present were Tim Mueller, 1st District Commissioner, David Willbrant, 2nd District Commissioner, Gary Ouellette, 3rd District Commissioner, and Diana Svanda, County Clerk to record minutes, Cynthia Scheer, Washington County News was also present.

The board began the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Consent Agenda:
Thank you from WCHS
Thank you from HHS
Payroll Change Notice
Payroll & Bills
Fair Board Budget request
Commissioners signed April 23 minutes
Tim Mueller made the motion to approve the consent agenda, David Willbrant seconded the motion, all in favor, motion carried.

Bev Finlayson, Deputy Appraiser – reported that there was 37 parcels that had went through the appeal process. Also reporting they have hire a new employee, and in June the land questionnaire will be mailed out.

David Willbrant made the motion to approve the request for pay on the B Street project, Tim Mueller seconded the motion, all in favor, motion carried.

Tim Mueller made the motion to appoint Mary White to the NCK Library board, David Willbrant seconded the motion, all in favor, motion carried.

Theresa Herrs, Communication Director – reported that they had a KHP audit, and they have hire two new dispatchers.

Justin Novak, Road and Bridge Supervisor – Justin reported on work performed on Haddam Mahaska recycle and that most of the rock has been hauled and stockpiled at Arbuthnot Feed Lot during the down time because of the rain, work for next week, they will go back to Haddam Mahaska for most of the week to finish. Justin also reported they have a new hire that will start June 14.

At 10:00 A.M. Gary Ouellette left for the day.

David Roblez, custodian – reported on a water leak in the sprinkler system, because of tree roots.

Audrey Schremmer and Keeyna Steinbrock, Three Rivers Inc. – Submitted budget request, and discussed services that they offer.

Nina Meyer, Conservation District – Thanked the commissioners for their continued support, and submitted their budget request.

Marlene Stamm, Sanitarian – discussed her budget request and why there will be an increase.

Kirby Fox, Lock-it – Presented a contract for security on county computers in the courthouse and for County Health, after review, Tim Mueller made the motion to approve the contract for fully managed services, and David Willbrant seconded the motion, all in favor, motion carried.

Denae Jueneman, County Treasurer – Presented a Kansas Statutes on Banking codes and securities for deposits of public funds.

David Willbrant reported that he had citizen contact about Economic Development.

At 11:27 A.M. Tim Mueller made the motion to adjourn, David Willbrant seconded the motion, all in favor, motion carried.

The next regular commission meeting will be on Monday May 14, 2018.

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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