Washington County Commission Meeting Minutes – 5/29/18


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The Board of Washington County Commission met in regular session on Tuesday May 29, 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.

Citizen Contact:
Tim Mueller reported on the County business meeting he attended.

David Willbrant reported on the budget class he attended with Kathy Fritz.

Gary Ouellette went to a NCRP meeting.

Consent Agenda:
Payroll Change Notice
Attorney, Janitor, Communication, Sheriff, and 911 budget request
Farmers Coop Beer License
Thank You from Linn after Prom Party
Change order notice 2017-63
Commissioner’s minutes May 7 and May 14
Tim Mueller moved to approve the consent agenda, David Willbrant seconded the motion, all in favor, motion carried.

Randy Hubbard, Emergency Management Director – Reported he has been working with Lowe Township, and helping them to get there FEMA money. State reported that there are ready to distribute the EMPG money. Randy is also working on the County’s Emergency Plan. Cert held a meeting May 16, Randy would like to see more people on the board.

NRP hearing is scheduled for 9:00 A.M., there was no one noted in attendance, accepted for Washington County News, there was some discussion about the plan. David Willbrant made the motion to adopt the Restated and Amended Neighborhood Revitalization Plan for Washington County, Tim Mueller seconded the motion, all in favor, motion carried.,

Justin Novak, Road & Bridge Supervisor – Reported they finished up on the Barnes project, dirt work was done and rock has been hauled, it was very dry while the project was going on, Jueneman Quarry southeast of Waterville was hired to haul the rock, water was going to cost $12 per 1000 gallons, he will watch this road closely until it is good and stable underneath. Equipment has been hauled to Old 36 west of Hanover to start on the three mile project, starting at Wagon Train and ditching 3 miles west, some fence will be removed for sloping and tree removal starts today.

Gloria Moore, Tourism Director – Reported on the Big Kansas Road Trip sponsored by the Kansas Sampler Foundation, also discussed the Flint Hills Tourism Council Meeting, and talked about upcoming events.

Beverly Finlayson, Deputy County Appraiser – Presented the Appraiser’s budget request and introduced the new employee in there office Alice Stoker.

Salih Doughramaji, Kansas Department of Commerce discussed how ROZ incentive works.

Rhonda Fernandez, PIC – Ronda placed a phone call to Berkley Accident and Health Ins. So that he could present the commissioners with a health insurance package options. Know decision was made.

Denae Jueneman, County Treasurer – submitted her budget request, also Denae let the commissioners know that all bank statements were balanced with the bank, and the Clerk and Treasurer Office’s balance agree. Thomson Reuters Software Company was here to train Denae on the programs in her office.

Tim Mueller moved to adjourn at 12:25 P.M. for 30 minutes, then return to work on county budgets, David Willbrant seconded the motion, all in favor motion carried.

The next regular commission meeting will be on Monday June 4, 2018.

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Derek Nester
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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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