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UNOFFICIAL MINUTES

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

 

November 21, 2011 Unofficial

 

The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, November 21, 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:

 

  1. Matt Boeckman recently obtained his CDL.
  2. he has had the guys hauling rock in bad places along county roads.
  3. they have gotten three loads of salt recently to be prepared for the upcoming winter weather.
  4. he has tried out the Case loader, but is still waiting to demo the Komatsu loader. Dennis stated that he may also demo the Doosan loader as well from Sellers Equipment.
  5. he is concerned about finishing up 2011 and still having money left in his budget to transfer to Special Machinery for upcoming equipment purchases. Commissioners will look at possibly amending the Road and Bridge 2011 budget to allow an increase in expenditures for 2011.
  6. Office Manager Janet Linden had a right of way easement request from Rural Water District #1. They would like to bore under the Bern-Sabetha Road (216

th Road) four miles east of Bern. Gary Scoby moved to approve the right of way easement with Rural Water District #1. Mark Wessel seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye. Chairman Tim Burdiek signed the right of way easement request as presented.

  • Janet also had a right of way easement request from the City of Sabetha. They would like to bore under W Road near the intersection of 176

th Road to install a water line. Gary Scoby moved to approve the right of way easement with the City of Sabetha. Mark Wessel seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye. Chairman Tim Burdiek signed the right of way easement request as presented.

Solid Waste Report:

 

Solid Waste Director Doug Jeanneret advised the board that:

 

  1. he checked with the insurance company about using wood stoves to heat buildings at the transfer station. Doug stated that the insurance company is okay with this plan.

 

 

 

  1. he inserted wording into the Operations Plan for the C&D Landfill to allow grinding wood palettes to use as cover over the C&D pit. Doug stated that he plans to have Harold Brokamp grind the wood palettes that are at the transfer station. Commissioners agreed to this plan. Doug will send the amended Operations Plan to Habib at KDHE for approval.
  2. he would like to join SWANA (the Solid Waste Association of North America). Doug informed Commissioners that the dues for this organization would cost $183.00 per year. Commissioners were okay with this.
  3. he had received several applications for the opening in the Solid Waste Department. Doug advised the board of his top choices for the position. Mark Wessel moved to hold a fifteen minute executive session until 9:50 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 9:50 am with Doug announcing that he would like to hire Carolyn Jones to fill the open position in the Solid Waste Department. She will start as soon as pre-employment testing has been completed.

 

Noxious Weed/Emergency Preparedness Report:

 

Noxious Weed/Emergency Preparedness Director Todd Swart advised the board that:

 

  1. he received two bids for a new mower for the Noxious Weed Department. Seneca Implement bid $10,000.00 for a Bush-Hog 3710 Rotary mower after trade in of a 2002 Bush-Hog mower. Bruna Implement bid $10,999.00 for a Rhino FR120 Rotary mower also after trade in of a 2002 Bush-Hog mower. Following discussion, Mark Wessel moved to approve the purchase of a Bush-Hog mower from Seneca Implement at a cost of $10,000.00. Gary Scoby seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye.
  2. he had a renewal of the contract with the State of Kansas to spray for noxious weeds on State right of ways in 2012. Chairman Tim Burdiek signed the contract as presented.
  3. Justin Kramer has been with the county for three months now and he would like to raise his pay to the next step on the pay schedule. Todd stated that Justin is working out very well so far, and he would like to increase his pay from $11.75 per hour to $12.70 per hour effective retroactively back to his three month anniversary date of Nov 8th. Commissioners agreed to the raise for Justin Kramer.

 

Sheriff’s Report:

 

Sheriff Rich Vernon and Undersheriff Bob Cross advised the board that:

 

  1. they are currently holding eight inmates in the jail at this time.
  2. the 2011 budget for the Sheriff’s Department is in good shape to finish out the year with.

 

 

 

 

Alice Lackey with the Nemaha County Training Center came before the board. Ms. Lackey presented Commissioners with minutes and agendas from NCTC board meetings and let them know that Sharon Enneking has been appointed to the NCTC board. She also updated Commissioners concerning current issues facing NCTC. Ms. Lackey also discussed building issues with the board. She reminded Commissioners that the Seneca parking lot still needs to be repaired and doors at the Seneca building also need to be repaired. Following discussion, Mark Wessel moved to approve the bid received earlier from Suther Building Supply at a cost of $1,145.00 to repair the doors at the Seneca NCTC building. Gary Scoby seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye. Ms. Lackey also let Commissioners know that they are having problems with the foundation leaking at the Seneca building when it rains. The board advised her to see if Ray Rottinghaus could take a look at this issue.

 

District Court Clerk Patty Heideman came before the board. She stated that she would le doors at the Community Building. The bids received totaled $22,585.00. Commissioners decided to table this issue for now.

 

The board revtops. The board advised Patty to go ahead and purchase the new laptops.

 

Commissioners agreed to allow Rainbow Communications to make a donation to the Community Food Pantry in Sabetha on behalf of Nemaha County. A donation will also be made by Rainbow Communications to the Community Food Pantry in Seneca on behalf of the Nemaha County Clerk’s Office.

 

Gary Scoby moved to adopt Resolution 2011-13 giving authority to transfer 2010 year end funds. Mark Wessel seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye. The board signed the resolution as presented.

 

Solid Waste Director Doug Jeanneret came back before the board again to let Commissioners know that Terry Cardwell did not pass the driving test to obtain his CDL last week. However, Commissioners decided to go ahead and raise Stan Feldkamp’s pay at this time. Stan’s pay will increase from $13.81 per hour to $14.07 per hour effective November 21, 2011.

 

The board reviewed bids receivedd 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 2:30 pm with iewed the minutes from the November 7, 2011 meeting and the November 9, 2011 special meeting. Mark Wessel moved to approve both sets of minutes as presented. Gary Scoby seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye.

 

Chairman Tim Burdiek recessed the meeting at 12:25 pm for lunch.

 

The meeting resumed at 1:10 pm with the Commissioners reviewing vouchers submitted by the different departments that were paid at the middle of the month.

 

Mark Wessel moved to hold a fifteen minute executive session until 1:30 pm 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. The meeting returned to open session at 1:30 pm with no action taken by the board following the executive session.

 

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