Osborne County Commissioners Special Meeting-January 31, 2019


Osborne County Commissioners

Minutes for Special Meeting held

January 31, 2019

Present: Craig Pottberg, Alfred Reif, C.W. “Bill” Seaman, and Vienna Janis, County Clerk.

Craig Pottberg called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m.

Chris Rhodes presented commissioners with a list of names for the 2019 Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) for approval. Alfred Reif moved to approve the list of people for the 2019 LEPC, C.W. Seaman second. Vote: all motion carried.

Tanner Yost from Kirkham Michael and Brent “Bo” French, Colin Clark, Pat Carlin, Jeremy Makings, and Gail Griffin met with commissioners to discuss wind farm. Paul Gregory entered meeting at 9:30 a.m. Tanner Yost presented information on how his company could help with agreements, pre-construction inspection, right-of-way permit requirements, and road agreements. They will monitor truck traffic, road damage, and send weekly reports. Discussion was held.

Paul Gregory met with commissioners and they asked about property for sale and tax foreclosure sale. C.W. Seaman asked about the railroad and how to get the land back. Discussion was held.

Jerol DeBoer from PENCO met with commissioners to have the agreement for right-of-way with Nex-Tech, for a bridge project 71C-4921-01, and the cost is not to exceed $5,000.00. C.W. Seaman moved to approve the agreement with Nex-Tech for right-of-way for bridge project 71C-4921-01 not to exceed $5,000.00, Alfred Reif second. Vote: all motion carried.

Pat Carlin met with commissioners to have the agreement with the State of Kansas to treat noxious weeds approved. Alfred Reif moved to approve the agreement with Kansas Department of Transportation to treat noxious weeds, C.W. Seaman second. Vote: all motion carried.

Bo French met with commissioners and discussed following: 953 equipment at landfill had to have repairs, roads, meeting will be held for landfill management five year plan at Veterans Building on February 21, and possible two new employees. Bo French stated would like to hire Judd Eilert and Kyle Aflin. Discussion was held. C.W. Seaman moved to hire Judd Eilert and Kyle Aflin as heavy equipment operators, Alfred Reif second. Vote: all motion carried.

Commissioners signed and approved checks and vouchers totaling $622,407.15:

General                                   $216,726.23

Road & Bridge                        51,573.28

Health                                     13,448.28

Appraiser Cost                        10,116.39

Hospital                                   264,500.00

Noxious Weed                         6557.68

Ambulance                              44,571.93

Waste Disposal                       7,204.57

OFD #1 General                      286.87

OFD #2 General                      208.76

OFD #3 General                      97.42

Payroll Clearing                      2,421.82

Special R&B Improve              103.60

Osborne County 911               3,960.77

Election                                   625.00

Emergency Manager              4.56

Total                $622,407.15


Andy Wilson, Ron Holling, and Russell Mick met with commissioners to discuss the land where the hospital is being built.  Discussion was held on land transfer. Commissioners will discuss this with city lawyer and county attorney. Could put the land that is in the irrigated district into a land bank.

Commissioners approved the following transfer: 19-01 for $113.10, 19-02 for $9,938.91, 19-03 for $755.02, and 19-04 for $142.68.

Vienna Janis presented 2018 annual township reports. Alfred Reif moved to approve the 2018 annual township reports for Bloom, Jackson, Natoma, Penn, and Round Mound, C.W. Seaman second. Vote: all motion carried.

Chris Rhodes met with commissioners to discuss evacuation procedures. He stated that each office will come up with their own plan.

Vienna Janis presented annual township report for Tilden. Alfred Reif moved to approve the 2018 annual township report for Tilden Township, Craig Pottberg second. Vote: all motion carried.

Commissioners approved the following change order to the 2018 tax roll 2018-39 and 2018-40.

Alfred Reif moved to adjourn the meeting with no other business, Craig Pottberg second. Vote: all motion carried. Meeting ended at 11:59 a.m.


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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