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Norton Co Board of Commissioners May21,2018

Norton Co Board of Commissioners

Commissioner Charles Posson called the meeting of the Norton Co Board of Commissioners to order at 9:00 AM on May 21, 2018 at the Commission Room. Attendance: Richard Thompson, Present: Charles Posson, Present: Thomas Brannan , Present.

May 7th and 14th minutes
A motion was made by Commissioner Brannan to approve the minutes from the May 7th and May 14th commission meeting with a second from Commissioner Thompson. Motion passed 3-0.

Solid Waste
Brian Smith, Norton County Solid Waste reported to the commission on reports to be sent to the KDHE Brian also spoke with the commission on the compaction rate and usage of the compactor. Brian explained the various reasons for good compaction and the variance in reports.
Brian spoke with the commission about the county policy on home and structural demolition for property to be disposed of at the landfill. Any structural property to be haul to the landfill must be inspected and approved by the Solid Waste department prior to demolition and disposal Upon disposal of the property at the Solid Waste site the items must be sorted and if not the county will reserve the right to refuse disposal

County Counselor
County Counselor R. Douglas Sebelius joined the meeting.

Solid Waste
County Commissioners spoke with County Counselor R. Douglas Sebelius about drafting a document that would outline the policy for disposal of construction material. The county currently has a policy, however it is felt that the county needs to inspect and sign off for approval with the Solid Waste department prior to demolition. County Counselor Sebelius will draft a document for review.

Meeting Schedule
The commission will hold the regular end of the month meeting on May 31st for approval of vouchers and payroll. There will be no meeting on Monday May 28th as well as no meeting on June 4th, 2018.

Resolution 2018-06
County Commission discussed the adoption of Resolution 2018-06, a Resolution to approve the amending of fees for Jury service. Kansas law provides in K.S.A. 43-171 that county commissioners may increase fees for jury service above the minimum set by Kansas statue. Jurors empanelled for service in Norton County District Court shall be compensated the sum of $10.00 for the first day of attendance and compensated the sum of $25.00 for the second and subsequent days of attendance. The fees paid pursuant to this resolution shall be charged to the County’s district court budget.
A motion was made by Commissioner Thompson to approve Resolution 2018-06 with a second from Commissioner Brannan. Motion passed 3-0.

Burn Ban
Discussion was held on the burn ban that is in place for Norton County. With the recent moisture the commission agreed to lift the burn ban effective immediately. The residents are reminded that they still need to contact the Sheriff department prior to burning.

There being no further business before the Board the meeting was adjourned until 6/11/2018. The commission minutes are not considered to be official until signed and approved by the commission and will remain a working document until approved.

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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