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Nemaha County Commissioners’ Minutes

UNOFFICIAL MINUTES

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

September 19, 2011 Unofficial

The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, September 19, 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:

•they got one mile of the Wichman Road tore up last week. Dennis stated that everything is going well, but he is concerned about loosening this road up.

•the tube located at Four Corners will need to be dug up sometime.

• he has told the guys in his department about the Caterpillar Plant tour coming up in Little Rock, Arkansas. He is not sure at this time if anyone would like to go or not.

•they will be hauling rock this week as well.

Solid Waste Report:

Solid Waste Director Doug Jeanneret advised the board that:

•he found out last week that the operating plan for the C&D landfill will need to be updated, but they may not have to redo the survey, etc. for the landfill as originally thought.

•he will be needing black dirt soon to cover an area of the C&D landfill. He may be able to get some dirt from an area east of the transfer station to use for this purpose.

Mark Wessel moved to hold a five minute executive session until 9:30 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 Solid Waste Director Doug Jeanneret. The meeting returned to open session at 9:30 am with no action taken by the board following the executive session.

Mark Wessel moved to hold a ten minute executive session until 9:45 am to discuss confidential data relating to the financial affairs of the county. Gary Scoby seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye. Present for the executive session was the Board of Commissioners and Solid Waste Director Doug Jeanneret. The meeting returned to open session at 9:45 am with no action taken by the board following the executive session.

Randy Dick with Kaw Valley Insurance came before the board. He wanted some direction in providing a quote to Commissioners for health insurance coverage for county employees. Mr. Dick will come back before the board next week to present the information he has put together for Nemaha County.

Sheriff’s Report:

Sheriff Rich Vernon advised the board that:

•his department had a busy weekend this past weekend.

•they are currently holding nine inmates in the jail.

•the annual fun day sponsored by the Nemaha County Reserve Officers went well yesterday. Rich stated that he thought they had a good turnout considering the event being at a different time of year and at a different location this year.

•he has an interview set up this week with the relief dispatcher applicant that was discussed earlier with the board. Rich stated that he will let Commissioners know if he is still interested in this applicant after the interview has been completed.

•they will have a couple of inmate transfers to do this week.

•they have had problems with the camera system at the jail. They sent the system in to be looked at and found out that it will cost approximately $1,800.00 to repair the problems with the system. Rich stated that he will look into how much a new camera system would cost and get back with Commissioners concerning what he would like to do.

Sheriff Rich Vernon and Commissioners discussed options for a new jail that will need to be built eventually sometime down the road.

Commissioners reviewed the Ambulance Service Agreement between the County and the City of Sabetha drafted by County Attorney Brad Lippert.

Maintenance employee Jennifer Melvin came before the board to ask Commissioners what to do with the chairs at the Community Building when the new chairs ordered have been delivered. The board will consider this and let Jennifer know what they would like to do concerning this.

The board reviewed the minutes from the September 12, 2011 meeting. Gary Scoby moved to approve the minutes as presented. Mark Wessel seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye.

Solid Waste employee Dennis Kramer came before the board. Mark Wessel moved to hold a fifteen minute executive session until 11:20 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 Dennis Kramer. At 11:20 am, Chairman Tim Burdiek requested an additional ten minutes in executive session. The meeting returned to open session at 11:30 am with no action taken by the board following the executive session.

Senior Services Director Fern Odum came before the board. She informed Commissioners that she received six applications for the open bus driver position in her department. She shared with Commissioners the application of the person she would like to hire for the position. The board advised Fern to offer this person the job and see where it goes from there.

The board reviewed vouchers submitted by the different departments that were paid at the middle of the month.

With no further county business coming before the board, Chairman Tim Burdiek adjourned the meeting at 12:10 pm. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on Monday, September 26, 2011 at 9:00 am.

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