Nemaha County Commission Meeting Minutes – 7/30/18


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

July 30, 2018 Unofficial

The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, July 30, 2018 in the Commissioner’s Room of the Nemaha County Courthouse. The meeting was called to order by Co-Chairman Gary Scoby leading the flag salute. Present also was Commissioner Tim Burdiek, Road and Bridge/Solid Waste Supervisor Dennis Ronnebaum and Office Manager Kathy Haverkamp, and County Clerk Mary Kay Schultejans recording the minutes. Chairman Dennis Henry was absent from today’s meeting.

Road and Bridge/Solid Waste Report:

Road and Bridge/Solid Waste Supervisor Dennis Ronnebaum advised the board that:
• some repairs are needed on the chip spreader, but they expect to be sealing county roads again soon.
• the guys did get Bridge D-5 poured last week.
• he plans to meet with a representative from the windfarm later today to talk about road right of way widths in certain places in the county.

Nancy Gafford with Rural Development Association of Northeast Kansas came before the board to have Commissioners review and sign the semi-annual Microloan Report due to the Kansas Department of Commerce. Co-Chairman Gary Scoby signed the report as presented.

Noxious Weed/Emergency Preparedness Report:

Noxious Weed/Emergency Preparedness Director Todd Swart advised the board that:
• he has the guys painting fuel tanks at this time.

Co-Chairman Gary Scoby signed a contract with Young Backhoe & Trenching, Inc. and with B & T Contracting, LLC as presented for work to be done on the Bern Fire District #4 CDBG grant project.

District Court Clerk Amy Boeckman came before the board to answer questions Commissioners had concerning her 2019 budget request from Nemaha County. Following discussion, Co- Chairman Gary Scoby signed the 2019 District Court budget as presented in the amount of

Sheriff’s Report:

Sheriff Rich Vernon advised the board that:
• they are currently holding twelve inmates in the jail.
• he has not yet filled two correction officer positions in his office at this time.

The board reviewed the minutes from the July 23, 2018 meeting. Tim Burdiek moved to approve the minutes as presented. Gary Scoby seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye.

The board reviewed vouchers submitted by the different departments to be paid at the end of July.

Nat Drucker with Invenergy came before the board to introduce himself to Commissioners. Invenergy and Next Era Energy Resources are the two windfarm companies working to establish a windfarm in Nemaha County at this time.

County Attorney Brad Lippert came before the board. Commissioners had no county business to discuss with Brad at this time.

With no further county business coming before the board, Co-Chairman Gary Scoby adjourned the meeting at 1:05 pm. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on Monday, August 6, 2018 at 9:00 am.

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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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