Nemaha County Commission Meeting Minutes – 5/21/18


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

May 21, 2018 Unofficial

The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, May 21, 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 County Clerk Mary Kay Schultejans recording the minutes.

Road and Bridge/Solid Waste Report:

Road and Bridge/Solid Waste Supervisor Dennis Ronnebaum advised the board that:
• the bridge crew is now set up near Goff to begin work on Bridge O-43, which lies between sections 15 and 22 of Harrison Township.
• there are still a few loose ends to tie up on the road project south of Seneca on J Road.
• he has accepted the bid from Husker Steel for the replacement of Bridge M-40 in the City of Centralia.
• Bergkamp Construction will begin work today on the Sabetha-Wetmore Road.
• Office Manager Kathy Haverkamp has met with the representative from BG Consultants to begin the road sign replacement project.

Treasurer Janell Niehues came before the board to request an executive session with Commissioners. Tim Burdiek moved to hold a ten minute executive session until 9:40 am to discuss the pay of non-elected personnel. Gary Scoby seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye. Present for the executive session was the Board of Commissioners, Treasurer Janell Niehues, and Clerk Mary Kay Schultejans. The meeting returned to open session at 9:40 am with no action taken by the board following the executive session.

Rob Peschel with CES came before the board to check in with Commissioners to see if Nemaha County needed assistance from his company on any projects at this time.

John Latham came before the board to speak to Commissioners about putting up a sign for the Goff-Fairview Cemetery located on Q Road north of Goff.

The board reviewed vouchers submitted by the different departments that were paid at the middle of May.

County Attorney Brad Lippert came before the board. Commissioners spoke to Brad about the amendment to the lease agreement for the Driver’s License Office in Seneca. Following discussion, Gary Scoby moved to approve the amendment to the lease agreement for the Driver’s License Office in Seneca. Tim Burdiek seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye. Chairman Dennis Henry signed the amendment as presented.

Gary Scoby moved to amend the Nemaha County 2018 Reorganization to change the Clerk after two years line item of the Courthouse Wages pay scale from $14.99 per hour to $15.42 per hour. Tim Burdiek seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye. This change is to be effective on May 21st.

The board reviewed the minutes from the May 14, 2018 meeting. Gary Scoby moved to approve the minutes as presented. Tim Burdiek seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye.

With no further county business coming before the board, Chairman Dennis Henry adjourned the meeting at 1:03 pm. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 9:00 am due to the Memorial Day Holiday on Monday, May 28th.

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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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