Jewell County Commissioners – June 25, 2018


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The Jewell County Commissioners met June 25, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. Commissioners, Keith Roe, Steve Greene and Mark Fleming were present. Carla J Waugh, County Clerk, was present for the meeting.

The following were present for office head meeting: Don Jacobs, Sheriff; Chris Petet, Custodian; Shannon Meier, Ambulance Director; Anna Porter, County Appraiser; Nancy Marihugh, Health Nurse and Barrett Simon, Livestock Agent. Those absent: Travis Garst, Solid Waste Director; Brenda Eakins, Treasurer; Joel Elkins, General Superintendent; Anna Morgan, Register of Deeds; and Gail Bartley, Noxious Weed Director, Emergency Preparedness Director and 911 Coordinator.

Anna Porter said they are working on next year’s valuation. Anna said that soon they will have a software upgrade through the State.

Nancy Marihugh attended the FEMA G400 class in Phillipsburg and the Immunization Conference. Nancy said she received the State Aid to Local grant. She said the extended hours will be starting July 19th and will continue on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. Nancy also attended the Health Coalition meeting in Salina where each county was provided solar cell phone chargers for emergency situations. She has the agreement with Mitchell County for the WIC program Nutritionist for the Commissioners approval.

Don Jacobs said all officers have completed training

Shannon Meier said they have had a slow month.

Barrett Simon said this is a transition time between Winter meetings and Summer activities. He said they are preparing for the Jewell County Fair that is July 15 to July 20.

Carla Waugh said her office has been working on budgets and preparing for the Primary Election.

Mark Fleming said the tire recycling grant collected 1200 tires. He said the Commissioners attended the Multi County meeting. Mark and Steve attended the Jewell County Conservation Budget meeting.

Steve Greene also attended the Juvenile Detention Center meeting.

Keith Roe thanked everyone for attending office head meeting.

Steve Greene moved that the proper office sign the agreement with Mitchell County for the Nutritionist for the WIC Program. Mark Fleming seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

Chris Petet, Custodian, said the floor has been repaired in the boiler room and the boilers will be torn apart for inspection.

Steve Greene moved to approve Resolution 18-02 for the ROZ program with an increase to $14,000. Mark Fleming seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

The minutes of the June 18, 2018 County Commissioners meetings were approved.

Joel Elkins, General Superintendent, discussed current road projects and personnel. The Commissioners discussed road concerns.

Charles Davis was in checking on findings of U Road between section 23 and 26 of Holmwood Township. Commissioners said it is still being researched.

The Commissioners reviewed budget requests.

Darrell Miller, County Attorney, discussed the Jewell County Hospital Expansion and Renovation Revenue Bond project.

Steve Greene moved that the proper officer sign the memorandum of understanding with the 12th Judicial District. Mark Fleming seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:05 a.m.



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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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