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Nemaha County Commission Meeting Minutes – 7/24/18

These minutes are unofficial until approved by the Board of Commissioners at their next meeting.

July 23, 2018 Unofficial

The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, July 23, 2018 in the Commissioner’s Room of the Nemaha County Courthouse. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Dennis Henry leading the flag salute. Present also were Commissioners Gary Scoby and Tim Burdiek, Road and Bridge/Solid Waste Supervisor Dennis Ronnebaum and Office Manager Kathy Haverkamp, and County Clerk Mary Kay Schultejans recording the minutes.

Road and Bridge/Solid Waste Report:

Road and Bridge/Solid Waste Supervisor Dennis Ronnebaum advised the board that:
• the guys are still working on sealing the Sabetha-Wetmore Road at this time.
• a KDOT representative is coming today to look at a few county bridges with Dennis.

Sheriff’s Report:

Sheriff Rich Vernon advised the board that:
• they are currently holding eleven inmates in the jail and one inmate at the Osawatomie State Hospital.
• they booked four individuals into the jail this past week.

Commissioners left the meeting room at 10:50 am to look at the renovations completed at the Nemaha County Community Building kitchen and the new Driver’s License Office in the Pioneer Building. Commissioners returned to the meeting room at 11:55 am.

The board reviewed the minutes from the July 16, 2018 meeting. Tim Burdiek moved to approve the minutes as presented. Gary Socby seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye.

The board reviewed a 2019 budget request submitted by Kanza Mental Health and Guidance Center. They are requesting $63,196.35 for 2019, which is an increase of $3,009.35 over what was levied for this organization for 2018.

With no further county business coming before the board, Chairman Dennis Henry adjourned the meeting at 12:35 pm. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on Monday, July 30, 2018 at 9:00 am.

Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
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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