The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, January 24, 2011 in the Commission Room of the Nemaha County Courthouse. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Tim Burdiek leading the flag salute. Present also were Commissioners Mark Wessel and Gary Scoby, Road and Bridge Supervisor Dennis Ronnebaum and Office Manager Janet Linden, and County Clerk Mary Kay Schultejans recording the minutes.
Road and Bridge Report:
- Road and Bridge Supervisor Dennis Ronnebaum advised the board that one of their sand trucks slid off into the ditch this morning along Stringtown Road. He stated that he had crews out this morning treating county roads, but did not have them go out over the weekend.
- JR Crow with JR Crow & Company Bridge Material came before Commissioners to let them know about the used bridge beams that he has for sale right now. Dennis advised the board that he would like to do an inventory of what he already has in the yard before purchasing any more bridge beams at this time.
- Office Manager Janet Linden presented Commissioners a job application received in her office this past week for their review.
- Janet discussed the federal fund exchange and allocation program with the board. Someone from the State will be coming up soon to explain this program to Janet.
The board reviewed the minutes from the January 18, 2011 meeting. Gary Scoby moved to approve the minutes as presented. Mark Wessel seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye.
Mark Wessel moved to approve donating $50.00 to any area school’s after-prom party committee that requests a donation from the county. Gary Scoby seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye.
Commissioners reviewed vouchers submitted by the different departments to be paid at the end of the month.
Senior Services Director Fern Odum came before the board to request a signature on paperwork needed for grant applications to KDOA and KDOT. Chairman Tim Burdiek signed the paperwork as presented.
Chairman Tim Burdiek signed add/abate orders as presented.
Sheriff Rich Vernon advised the board that things are running smoothly in his department and that he did not have anything to report to Commissioners at this time.
Mark Wessel moved to hold a ten minute executive session until 10:40 am to discuss non-elected personnel. Gary Scoby seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye. Present for the executive session was the Board of Commissioners and Recycling Director Matt McFall. The meeting returned to open session at 10:40 am with no action taken by the board following the executive session.
County Attorney Brad Lippert came before the board. Brad explained to Commissioners the process of holding a tax sale in the county. He stated that the redemption fees collected go toward the cost associated with holding the tax sale. Brad presented Resolution 2011-3 to Commissioners that would authorize him to proceed with the tax sale. Gary Scoby moved to adopt Resolution 2011-3. Mark Wessel seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye. The board signed the resolution as presented.
Brad also presented Commissioners with an order attaching adjacent property to Baileyville Improvement District No. 1 in Nemaha County. The board signed the order as presented. This order had already been approved by Commissioners at their November 29, 2010 meeting.
The board asked Brad to review a quote submitted by Cytek Media Systems, Inc. for installation of a video conferencing system in the secondary courtroom at the courthouse in the amount of $9,590.74. Commissioners asked Brad to find out if Law Library funds could be used to pay for this system and to let them know what he finds out.
With no further county business coming before the board, Chairman Tim Burdiek adjourned the meeting at 1:40 pm. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on Monday, January 31, 2011 at 9:00 am.