Lincoln County Commissioners – December 17, 2018


The regular meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners was held in the commission meeting room of the courthouse Monday, December 17, 2018. Chairman Terry Finch called the meeting to order at 10:00 a.m. with Vice‐Chairman Alexis Pflugh and Member Al Joe Wallace present. County Clerk Dawn Harlow was in attendance.

Others present for portions of the meeting: Randy Lohmann, Cynthia Nelson, Sharon Dohe,
David Dohe, Eric Johnson and Stephen Boor.

Al Joe Wallace moved to approve the minutes of the December 10, 2018 regular meeting as
corrected, seconded by Alexis Pflugh. Motion carried.

Alexis Pflugh moved to approve tax abatement 2018‐05 in the amount of $15.44, seconded by Al Joe Wallace. Motion carried.

Correspondence: invoices for Lincoln Park Manor.

Emergency Manager David Dohe related that the state has not distributed the EMPG grant
funding and that he may not receive it prior to the end of the year, which will cause the
department to go over budget for the 2018 budget year. Dohe will be moving response trailers to the health department property, as they are currently being stored at Commissioner Finch’s residence.

Dohe reported on department activities and requested approval to send a
representative from EMS, Health Department, Public Works and some established fire
department personnel June 3‐7 in College Station, Texas. Al Joe Wallace moved to have David continue with education for public works, health, ems, and emergency management, seconded by Terry Finch. Motion carried.

Stephen Boor, City of Sylvan Grove, related that the city needs to replace their motor grader in 2019 and inquired about purchasing one of the motor graders replaced in 2018 and whether the county would be willing to take payments. The board related that they would be willing to sell the equipment to the city and will need to determine a price to see if the equipment will need to be placed up for bid.

Director of Public Works Michel O’Hare discussed the following topics: updated the board on
the status of the two bridge projects; going to ask the state to pull the application for high risk rural road funding for signage and replace with N 120th Rd repairs; and CVA has inquired if the county would like to purchase used anhydrous tanks in Westfall, the group discussed a price to offer. Pflugh forwarded road requests received from residents within her district.

Clerk Harlow presented bids received to replace the copier/fax/printer in the County Clerk’s
Office. Al Joe Wallace moved to purchase a Xerox copier/fax/printer from ImageQuest in the
amount of $5,664.00, seconded by Alexis Pflugh. Motion carried.

Commissioner Pflugh inquired about policy on cleaning facilities and how each building handles
cleaning duties. Clerk Harlow will email each building to inquire. Commissioner Pflugh requested that Clerk Harlow provide board members and commissioner‐elect with the draft budget prepared by Eric Oetting for the operation of the nursing home.

The chairman adjourned the meeting at 12:04 p.m. until 10:00 a.m. Monday December 24, 2018 in the commission meeting room of the courthouse.

Derek Nester
Derek Nester
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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