Washington County Commission Meeting Minutes – 6/11/18


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The Board of Washington County Commission met in regular session on Monday June 11, 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.

Consent Agenda:
Meal site information expense report for Senior Citizens
Minutes for May 29, 2018
Utility permit for Blue Valley Telephone
David Willbrant made the motion to approve the consent agenda, Tim Mueller seconded the motion, all in favor, motion carried.

Citizen Contact:
Tim Mueller reported he went to a fire meeting and they all are in need of radio’s, they ask commissioner Mueller if it was possible to give each fire department $5,000.00 to help with the cost of radio’s. Tim also talked about ambulance service and County wide road system.

Tiffany Hayman, County Health Director – Reported that they will be doing pre-school and kindergarten physicals, also reporting that she would like to do Home Health services, but does not have the staff to do it. Tiffany also submitted the Home Health Agency Medicare report.

Tim Mueller made the motion to go into executive session under security exception to include Gaye Peters, Kelsey Hatesohl to talk about courthouse security, David Willbrant seconded the motion, all in favor, motion carried. After returning to regular session it was decided to put security measures in the Extension office as well as the Janitor’s office.

Gloria Moore, Tourism – stopped and talked with the commissioners about department matters.

Justin Novak, Road & Bridge Supervisor – Reported that he had a meeting about B Street that morning and found a few issues, B Street will not be open to the public until June 21. Tim ask about Upland road and when it might be done. David talked about work that needs done in Hollenberg and removing the well in the middle of the street.

Larry Ditmars stop in to talk to the commissioners about Rainbow road, and the fence on his property that was never fixed after the county had an accident and took out part of his fence and left rock on it, also the road is all washboard and full of holes, Justin Novak joined the meeting, he reported that they have a lot of other projects going on right now but would try to grade the road more often. Also he will get the fence replaced as soon as possible as well as pick up the rock. Justin ask Larry if he had another way into his property as sometimes he is blocking the road with his semi.

David Roblez, custodian – ask about disposal of flags, Gary Ouellette offered to take the County’s old flags to the flag burning at the Linn Legion.

Tim Mueller made the motion to adjourn at 10:39 A.M., David Willbrant seconded the motion, all in favor, motion carried.

The next regular commission meeting will be on Monday June 18, 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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