53.4 F
Wichita
Thursday, January 21, 2021

Nemaha County Commission Meeting Minutes – 4/1/19

Sports Headlines

Sporting KC signs Grayson Barber, Ozzie Cisneros and Brooks Thompson as Homegrown Players

(Jan. 20, 2021) -- Sporting Kansas City announced today that the club has signed 20-year-old midfielder Grayson Barber, 16-year-old forward Ozzie Cisneros and 18-year-old...

Big 12 Announces Kansas Men’s Basketball Schedule Changes

Courtesy of Kansas Athletics LAWRENCE, Kan. – The Big 12 Conference has announced two date changes for Kansas men’s basketball. The TCU at Kansas game...

Twin Valley League Boys Tournament Bracket Changed Due To COVID-19

BOYS BRACKET (UPDATED) | GIRLS BRACKET ONAGA, KAN. - The 2021 edition of the Twin Valley League basketball tournament is underway this week at both...

Royals Sign RHP Wade Davis To A Minor League Deal

KANSAS CITY, MO (January 20, 2021) – The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have signed right-handed pitcher Wade Davis to a minor...

Turnovers Costly in 76-50 K-State Loss at Oklahoma

Courtesy of K-State Athletics NORMAN, Okla. – Oklahoma forced 20 turnovers and used multiple big runs to secure...
Derek Nesterhttp://sunflowerstateradiocom.wordpress.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. six radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on over 94 radio stations across 12 Midwest states and growing. In 2018 he became the Studio Coordinator at the Cumulus Kansas City broadcast center for Kansas City Chiefs Football.

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

April 1, 2019 Unofficial

The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, April 1, 2019 in the Commissioner’s Room of the Nemaha County Courthouse. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Gary Scoby leading the flag salute. Present also were Commissioners Tim Burdiek and Dennis Henry, and County Clerk Mary Kay Schultejans recording the minutes.

Windfarm Attorney James Neeld came before the board. Tim Burdiek moved to hold a fifty-five minute executive session until 10:00 am to discuss legal issues relating to NextEra Energy Resources. Dennis Henry seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye. Present for the executive session was the Board of Commissioners, Attorney James Neeld, and County Attorney Brad Lippert. At 10:00 am, Commissioners agreed to extend the executive session until 10:30 am. The meeting returned to open session at 10:30 am with no action taken by the board following the executive session.

Deb Duncan with Unity for All came before the board to let Commissioners know of changes that have been made to the organization that she represents, including a change in name from Doves, Inc. to Unity for All. Ms. Duncan requested that Nemaha County continue to help fund this organization under its new name. Commissioners agreed to appropriate $6,000 to Unity for All for 2019 to be paid out of the Commissioner’s Fund.

Logan Bausch, Martha Smith, and Jane Sunderland with Northeast Kansas Environmental Services came before the board to update Commissioners concerning the activities of their organization over the past year and to request continued funding from Nemaha County for their organization in the future.

Tim Burdiek moved to hold a thirty minute executive session until 11:55 am to discuss legal issues relating to NextEra Energy Resources. Dennis Henry seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye. Present for the executive session was the Board of Commissioners, Attorney James Neeld, and County Attorney Brad Lippert. The meeting returned to open session at 11:55 am with no action taken by the board following the executive session.

Open discussion concerning the development of a windfarm in Nemaha County began at 12:00 pm. Attorney James Neeld announced that the county has finished negotiating a term sheet with NextEra Energy Resources concerning the Soldier Creek Windfarm. The term sheet, along with a footprint of the project and procedures for the public hearings, will now be published in the local papers and posted on the Nemaha County website. Public hearings are scheduled for April 22nd and April 25th for public comment before the Commissioners vote to approve the term sheet. Questions and comments were posed to Mr. Neeld from those present for the open windfarm discussion. Copies of the term sheet packet were given to those present for this discussion.

Emergency Preparedness Report:

Emergency Preparedness Director Russel Lierz advised the board that:
• all of the tornado sirens throughout the county have now been repaired.
• forty-four people attended the storm spotters class that was held in Sabetha last week.
• the Sabetha Fire Department is hosting a Regional Fire School this weekend at “The Main Event” in Sabetha.
• he recently took an online course to become storm spotter certified.
• he and Steve Duryea will be offering CPR and First Aid training for the Nemaha County jailers and dispatchers this Wednesday.

The board reviewed the minutes from the March 25, 2019 meeting. Dennis Henry moved to approve the minutes as presented. Tim Burdiek seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye.

The board reviewed vouchers submitted by the different departments that were paid at the end of March. Dennis Henry moved to approve the warrants and pay vouchers for March 2019 as presented. Tim Burdiek seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye.

With no further county business coming before the board, Chairman Gary Scoby adjourned the meeting at 2:05 pm. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on Monday, April 8, 2019 at 9:00 am.

Kansas Headlines

Governor Laura Kelly Announces Kansas Moves to Phase 2 of COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Governor Laura Kelly will announce tomorrow the statewide move to Phase 2 of Kansas’ COVID-19 vaccination plan. With this move, all those aged 65+,...

KBI Update Regarding Suspicious Death Investigation In Crawford County

CRAWFORD COUNTY – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) and the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office provided an update on the suspicious death investigation that...

State Conservation Commission Meeting February 1

MANHATTAN, Kansas — The State Conservation Commission will hold its regular meeting on Monday, February 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. using a virtual attendance...

KDA Offers Food Safety Webinar Series in 2021

MANHATTAN, Kansas — The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s food safety and lodging program will offer monthly online webinars on food safety issues beginning Monday,...

Governor Laura Kelly Appoints Christopher Etzel to Fill District Court Vacancy in the 2nd Judicial District

TOPEKA – Today Governor Laura Kelly appointed Christopher Etzel, Havensville, to the 2nd Judicial District vacancy created by the retirement of Chief...

Kansas News Service

Kansas Hospitals Seek Help From Nearby States, But The Whole Midwest Faces A COVID Surge

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen - Kansas News Service Hospitals in Colorado and Nebraska are calling Kansas in desperate search of beds for coronavirus patients. But Kansas...

Kansas Republicans Keep Their 3 Congressional Seats; Davids Reelected In Kansas City Suburbs

By Stephan Bisaha Stephen Koranda, Nadya Faulx, Aviva Okeson-Haberman - Kansas News Service Democrats and Republicans in Kansas will keep their seats in the U.S....

Republicans Keep Kansas’ Open Senate Seat By Electing Roger Marshall

By Jim McLean - Kansas News Service OVERLAND PARK, Kansas — Kansas Republican U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall is moving up to the U.S. Senate after...

‘It Is Not Sustainable’: Kansas’ Online Teachers Are Overworked And Quitting

WICHITA, Kansas — Less than a week into the new school year, the warning came: the school district’s COVID-19 learning plan expected too much from...

Kansas Nursing Homes Still Waiting On Coronavirus Testing Gear From The Feds, And Can’t Afford Labs

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen - Kansas News Service Phillips County Retirement Center got a coronavirus testing machine this month from the U.S. Department of Health and...