Osborne County Commissioners – June 4, 2018


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Osborne County Commissioners

Minutes for June 4, 2018


Present: Alfred Reif, Craig Pottberg, C.W. “Bill” Seaman, and Vienna Janis, County Clerk. Others present: Kenton Lyon, Carla Mans, Brent French, Chris Rhodes, and Tom Bowler.


Alfred Reif called the meeting to order at 8:58 a.m.


Tim Seifert was meeting with commissioners before meeting was called to order. Discussion was held on EMTs starting IVs.


Departmental Reports:

Kenton Lyon-Appraiser reported he has certified values to the county clerk. He stated that Cheryl Bontz is in class all this week.


Carla Mans-Health Department stated that they will be gone to an immunization conference next week and the office will be closed. She reported that with the power outage last week the refrigerator got warm and the generator did not kick in, but Carla will get it checked.


Brent “Bo” French-Road & Bridge Department reported on tire collection through the grant, they collected 2,389 car tires, 211 trailer tires, and 110 tractor tires. They exceed the amount of the collection by the second day and will not continue to collect any more tires for the grant program. Bo stated they had collected 150 more tire and will have to cover that cost. Bo will be attending a meeting in Salina.


Chris Rhodes-Emergency Manager stated that he has been approved for $9,004.00 for reimbursement of his salary through Kansas Department of Emergency Manager. Chris is working on the security system and the camera system.


Tom Bowler-Maintenance reported that once the fiber optic line is done, he will work on planting grass in the yard. The new AC units are working at the EMT office now.


Vienna Janis-County Clerk stated that she is busy working on values and election. She also passed out an information sheet on the cost of Blue Cross Blue Shield premiums for 2018. She stated that is a large benefit for employees.


Commissioners discussed the elevator and installing a phone in the elevator. Craig Pottberg asked Kenton Lyon how long does a building stay classified as commercial. Kenton stated the classification stays the same unless a residence is put in the building.


Bo French continue meeting with commissioners on carpet, he stated that a 26 ounce carpet in only $52.00 difference from the 20 ounce. Commissioners stated to go with the 26 ounce carpet. Bo discussed the compactor and it needing new bearings. Bo discussed adding landfill fees to parcels that have been overlooked. Commissioners will look over the changes.

Alfred Reif moved to add landfill fees to the following tax ids: tax id #1-040281660 for $120.00, tax id#1-210000705 for $60.00, tax id#1-060003200 for $60.00, tax id#1-180000265 for $60.00, tax id#1-030021240 for $120.00, tax id#1-040460500 for $60.00, tax id#1-250001140 for $60.00, tax id#1-140001701 for $60.00, tax id#1-090040040 for 60.00 and tax id#1-130001360 for $60.00, C.W. Seaman second. Vote: all motion carried.


Chris Rhodes met with commissioners to tell them he gave BobbiJo Boxum a copy of the contracts he was cancelling through Nex-Tech. Commissioners recessed at 10:04 a.m. with Chris Rhodes to go look at an elevator door and reconvened at 10:14 a.m. Alfred Reif asked Chris Rhodes about a day on his time card and he stated he was at a meeting in Beloit that day.


Commissioners read the minutes from special meeting held May 31, 2018. Alfred Reif moved to approve the minutes as amended for May 31, 2018 meeting, Craig Pottberg second. Vote: all motion carried.


Pat Carlin stopped by to say he was busy and didn’t make department head meeting.


Commissioners looked over resolution for establishing worthless check service charge fee of $30.00 for all departments. Craig Pottberg moved to approve resolution 2018-05 for establishing worthless check service charge fee of $30.00 for every department, C.W. Seaman second. Vote: all motion carried.


Craig Pottberg moved to adjourn the meeting with no other business, C.W. Seaman second. Vote: all motion carried. Meeting ended at 11:04 a.m.



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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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