Norton Co Board of Commissioners May 31, 2018


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Norton Co Board of Commissioners
May 31, 2018

Chairman Richard Thompson called the meeting of the Norton Co Board of Commissioners to order at 9:00 AM on May 31, 2018 at the Commission Room. Attendance: Richard Thompson, Present: Charles Posson, Absent: Thomas Brannan , Present.

May 2018 vouchers & payroll
The May 2018 vouchers and payroll were submitted to the commission for review and approval. Upon review the vouchers and payroll were approved as submitted.

Road Department
Floyd Richard, Norton County Road Department was in to visit with the commission about the mower tractor that the prison crew is using around guard rails and county property. The engine on the current mower has gone bad and the repairs are approximately $900 dollars. Floyd presented bids on a replacement mower from the local dealers. The bids were $5,249.43 from Jacobs; $4,250 from Engel’s Sales & Service; and $7,920 from Norton Sports Center. The bids were not all the same deck widths, however engine and options were comparable. A motion was made by Commissioner Brannan to approve the bid from Jacobs Sales & Service with a second from Commissioner Thompson. Motion passed 2-0.
Floyd spoke with the commission about purchasing a seeder for planting grass in county road right-of-ways. Bids received were from Bobcat in the amount of$5,612.60; Attachments Direct $6,220.00; Landmark Implement $6,690.59 and Murphy Tractor $6,985.00. A motion was made by Commissioner Brannan to approve the bid from Bobcat in the amount of$5,612.60 with a second from Commissioner Thompson.
Motion passed 2-0.

County Treasurer
County Treasurer Vicki Bainter spoke with the commission on a couple topics. The first was a request that was made by the Department of Corrections to renew drivers license for inmates. After discussion the decision was made not to enter into an agreement to do the renewals.
Vicki spoke with the commission about the interest rates received at local banks for county deposits. In reviewing the accounts, Vicki has asked banks to be within the same range on account interest.
Vicki also spoke with the County Commission and County Counselor on the recently passed Resolution to adopt policy on delinquent tax. County Counselor R. Douglas Sebelius gave an explanation on how payments are to be applied on delinquent tax.

There being no further business before the Board the meeting was adjourned until 6/4/2018. The commission minutes are not considered official until signed and approved by the commission and will remain a working document until approved.

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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 2020 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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