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UNOFFICIAL MINUTES

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

 

December 5, 2011 Unofficial

 

The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, December 5, 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. he is not quite ready to make a decision on a new loader yet, but is leaning toward the Case loader at this time. Dennis stated that he is not pleased with the transmission in the Komatsu loader and that he is worried about getting parts for the Doosan loader when needed.
  2. Dan Heinen will be dropping rock in a few bad places along county roads today.
  3. there is really nothing to report yet on the CDBG project for KSI Conveyors, Inc. A meeting was held last week with Donna Crawford, the grant administrator for this project.

 

Tim Burdiek moved to hold a fifteen 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. The meeting returned to open session at 9:30 am with no action taken by the board following the executive session.

 

Solid Waste Report:

 

Solid Waste Director Doug Jeanneret advised the board that:

 

  1. Max Stallbaumer has been hired to replace Stan Feldkamp in the Solid Waste Department. Max will be starting on Monday, December 12

th. His starting pay will be $12.70 per hour.

  • he did not receive keys or a phone from Stan Feldkamp on Friday, which was his last day at work for the county.
  • Gary Scoby moved to hold a ten minute executive session until 9:45 am to discuss non-elected personnel. Mark Wessel 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.

Venice Sloan with Community Corrections came before the board. She talked to Commissioners about Governor Sam Brownback wanting to move the handling of juvenile delinquents to the new Social Rehabilitation Services instead of with Juvenile Justice Authority. Ms. Sloan stated that JJA is opposing this move because this has been tried before and did not work. Sheriff Rich Vernon was also present during this discussion and stated that he is in support of JJA continuing to handle juvenile delinquents in the State of Kansas. Ms. Sloan will be sending a letter for Commissioners to review and sign that will be sent to the State in opposition of this change in service provider for juvenile delinquents.

 

Sheriff’s Report:

 

Sheriff Rich Vernon advised the board that:

 

  1. his department had a relatively quiet week.
  2. they are down right now on the count of inmates in the jail.
  3. the call load is down a little bit from last year at this time as well.

 

Mark Wessel moved to hold a fifteen minute executive session until 10:50 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. At 10:50 am, Chairman Tim Burdiek requested an additional ten minutes in executive session. The meeting returned to open session at 11:00 am with no action taken by the board following the executive session.

 

Chairman Tim Burdiek signed the 2010 Year End Fund Transfers as presented by the Clerk’s Office.

 

Chairman Tim Burdiek also signed the amendment to the contract with Governmental Assistance Services to administer the KSI Conveyors, Inc. CDBG project as presented. The total fees paid to Governmental Assistance Services has been to open session at 12:05 pm with Commissioners announcing that Solid Waste Director Doug Jeanneret was told that the county truck in his department is to be left at the transfer station when not being used for county business.

berding serve as relief bus dispatcher in her department and how he would be paid in this position. The board agreed to allow this, but will ask the auditor about how the pay for this position should be handled.
 

Fern presented quotes for a new ice machine for the Seneca Nutrition Center. Central Restaurant Products bid $1,599.00 drop shipped to door, Muckenthaler’s bid $2,200.00 delivered, and Mitchell Appliance bid $2,200.00 installed. Commissioners made no decision concerning the purchase of an ice machine at this time.

 

The board requested that Solid Waste Director Doug Jeanneret come back before the board. Mark Wessel moved to hold a fifteen minute executive session until 12:00 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

 

and Solid Waste Director Doug Jeanneret. At 12:00 pm, Chairman Tim Burdiek requested an additional five minutes in executive session. The meeting returned to open session at 12:05 pm with Commissioners announcing that Solid Waste Director Doug Jeanneret was told that the county truck in his department is to be left at the transfer station when not being used for county business.

 

Stan Feldkamp came before the board to turn in his county keys and cell phone.

 

County Attorney Brad Lippert came before the board. Commissioners discussed with Brad negotiations with the City of Seneca concerning housing the ambulances after the first of the year.

 

Tim Burdiek moved to hold a ten minute executive session until 12:50 pm to discuss non-elected personnel. Mark Wessel seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye. Present for the executive sessussed.

 

Tami Haverkamp with the City of Seneca called to see if someone from the Nemaha County Commission could attend the City Council meeting this Wednesday evening at 7:30 pm. Mark Wessel stated that he would be in attendance at this meeting to discuss housing ambulances in 2012 with the Seneca City Council.

 

Sheriff Rich Vernon came back before the board. Commissioners discussed with Rich the emergency red light permit application received by David Rethman.

 

Rich talked to Commissioners about problems they are having with Steve Linden’s jeep. He stated that he will monitor the issue, but may need to replace this vehicle.

she would pass this information along to the committee in charge of this issue. She estimated that the utilities for this building normally run about $310.00 a month.
 

Commissioners called to speak with Auditor Mike Peroo concerning paying Eldon Olberding as relief bus dispatcher for the Nemaha County Senior Services Department. Mr. Peroo advised the board to have this individual invoice the county for hours worked each month and to pay this individual as a vendor. Mr. Peroo also advised that the county sign an agreement with this individual for providing the services discussed.

 

Tami Haverkamp with the City of Seneca called to see if someone from the Nemaha County Commission could attend the City Council meeting this Wednesday evening at 7:30 pm. Mark Wessel stated that he would be in attendance at this meeting to discuss housing ambulances in 2012 with the Seneca City Council.

 

Sheriff Rich Vernon came back before the board. Commissioners discussed with Rich the emergency red light permit application received by David Rethman.

 

Rich talked to Commissioners about problems they are having with Steve Linden’s jeep. He stated that he will monitor the issue, but may nssioners and Senior Services Director
 

Gary Scoby moved to hold a ten minute executive session until 2:05 pm to discuss non-elected personnel. Mark Wessel seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye. Present for the executive session was the Board of Commissioners and Sheriff Rich Vernon. The meeting returned to open session at 2:05 pm with no action taken by the board following the executive session.

 

The board reviewed the minutes from the November 28, 2011 meeting. Gary Scoby moved to approve the minutes as presented. Mark Wessel seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye.

 

The board requested that Senior Services Director Fern Odum come back before the board to discuss the bids received for a new ice machine for the Seneca Nutrition Center. Following discussion, Mark Wessel moved to approve the bid from Mitchell Appliance for the ice machine at a cost of $2,200.00 installed. Gary Scoby seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye.

 

Mark Wessel moved to hold a ten minute executive session until 3:05 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 and Senior Services Director Fern Odum. The meeting returned to open session at 3:05 pm with no action taken by the board following the executive session.

 

The board approved the bid from AHRS Construction for repair of the doors on the east side of the Community Building at a cost of $3,386.00 installed.

 

With no further county business coming before the board, Chairman Tim Burdiek adjourned the meeting at 4:10 pm. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on Monday, December 12, 2011 at 9:00 am.

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