Nemaha County Commission Meeting Minutes – 5/29/18


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

May 29, 2018 Unofficial

The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, May 29, 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:
• he recently talked to Pottawatomie County again about the replacement of Bridge Q-52, which lies on the Nemaha-Pottawatomie County line. Dennis stated that the total cost of the project has increased, so both Nemaha County’s and Pottawatomie County’s share of the cost will increase.
• he will still be working with Coughlin Company concerning the J Road project south of Seneca. Dennis stated that he is not happy with certain aspects of how this road turned out.

The board reviewed the minutes from the May 21, 2018 meeting. Tim Burdiek moved to approve the minutes as presented. Gary Scoby seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye.

The board reviewed vouchers submitted by the different departments to be paid at the end of May.

Sheriff’s Report:

Sheriff Rich Vernon advised the board that:
• his office had a busy holiday weekend.
• they are currently holding seventeen inmates in the jail.
• they booked six individuals into the jail this past week.
• his office responded to a missing toddler call last week southeast of Corning.
• one of the new patrol cars is now in and is up and running at this time. Rich stated that the second new patrol car should be in soon.
• Midwest Coating came and looked at the roof issue at the new jail. Rich stated that Midwest Coating has taken care of the issue at this time.
• he needed an executive session with Commissioners. Tim Burdiek moved to hold a ten minute executive session until 10:40 am to discuss the hiring 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, Sheriff Rich Vernon, and Clerk Mary

Kay Schultejans. The meeting returned to open session at 10:40 am with no action taken by the board following the executive session.

Kevin Fulton with the Kansas Department of Revenue called in and spoke to Commissioners about the modifications needing to be made to the room at the Pioneer Building that the Seneca Driver’s License Office will move into.

Commissioners called and spoke to Brent Haverkamp with B&T Contracting about doing the electrical work needing to be done in the room at the Pioneer Building for the Seneca Driver’s License Office.

County Attorney Brad Lippert came before the board. Commissioners had no county business to discuss with Brad at this time.

With no further county business coming before the board, Chairman Dennis Henry adjourned the meeting at 12:50 pm. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on Monday, June 4, 2018 at 9:00 am.

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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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