— These minutes are unofficial until approved by the Board of Commissioners at their next meeting.
October 31, 2011 Unofficial
The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, October 31, 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:
- his department spent last week patching rock in places along county roads.
- they will be getting started on Bridge P-31 today.
- they will be getting patrols out if we get a little rain this week.
- the Commissioners will have bids to open up for a new loader next week.
- they may lay some rock down in spots this week as well.
- they may need to dig a stretch of road out and lay it back down along Fidelity Road where they are having problems.
The board reviewed the minutes from the October 24, 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 hold a ten minute executive session until 9:20 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, Solid Waste Director Doug Jeanneret, and County Clerk Mary Kay Schultejans. The meeting returned to open session at 9:20 am with no action taken by the board following the executive session.
Solid Waste Report:
Solid Waste Director Doug Jeanneret advised the board that:
- he would like to raise Stan Feldkamp in his department to the next step on the pay schedule. Commissioners agreed to raise both Stan Feldkamp and Terry Cardwell in the Solid Waste Department effective at the beginning of the next pay period following Terry Cardwell obtaining his CDL.
- he would like to purchase an outdoor wood burning stove to use to heat buildings at the transfer station. Commissioners advised Doug to talk to the insurance company about this first.
- he would look into getting a cardboard dumpster and glass dumpster for the American Legion building in Seneca.
Noxious Weed/Emergency Preparedness Report:
Noxious Weed/Emergency Preparedness Director Todd Swart advised the board that:
- Justin Kramer is working in the south part of the county shredding along county roads.
- he would like to get bids for a new mower for the Noxious Weed Department. He stated that he would like to trade in the 2002 mower that they have, but keep the 2007 mower that they are currently using. Commissioners advised Todd to go ahead and get bids for a new mower.
- on Wednesday of this week Nemaha County will be hosting the Northeast Kansas Weed Directors meeting in Corning at the Corn Crib Restaurant beginning at 9:30 am.
Sheriff Rich Vernon advised the board that:
- the new video system recently ordered for the Sheriff’s Department came in today.
- they are currently holding eleven inmates in the jail. He stated that they recently got the inmate back from the Osawatomie Mental Hospital as well.
Register of Deeds Roxann Holthaus, County Appraiser Betty Roeder, County Clerk Mary Kay Schultejans, Payroll Clerk Sandy Koelzer, and County Treasurer Rose Wilhelm came before the board to discuss with Commissioners the county offices switching to a new software vendor. The current vendor being used is Manatron. Discussion was held concerning switching to Computer Information Concepts (CIC) as the software provider. No decision was made concerning this issue at this time.
The board reviewed vouchers submitted by the different departments to be paid at the end of the month. Mark Wessel moved to approve the pay vouchers and warrants for October 2011 as presented. Gary Scoby seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye.
Rob Martin with CIC called to provide more information to Commissioners concerning their company. He gave the board the names of five counties who have converted from Manatron software to CIC software and been up and running for at least a full year: Bourbon County, Elk County, Kiowa County, Lyon County, and Reno County. He stated that the county would have to make the decision to switch to CIC within a week or two to still be able to get us converted and up and running by the first of the year.
Sonny Sagar with Manatron called to reassure Commissioners that they will be supporting our current server into the future. His advice to the board was to look at updating our current server or switching to Manatron’s PC based system in two to three years.
Commissioners phoned and spoke with Tami Haverkamp, Administrator for the City of Seneca. Commissioners asked Ms. Haverkamp to bring the following offer to the Seneca City Council at their next meeting: if the City will agree to pay to house the ambulances for the county for 2012, Nemaha County will have the ambulances housed in a new building by the beginning of 2013. Ms. Haverkamp stated that she would share this information with the council at their next meeting.
Nemaha County checks #084112 – #084116 were voided due to a printing error in the Clerk’s Office.
With no further county business coming before the board, Chairman Tim Burdiek adjourned the meeting at 1:50 pm. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on Monday, November 7, 2011 at 9:00 am.