— These minutes are unofficial until approved by the Board of Commissioners at their next meeting.
January 3, 2012 Unofficial
The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 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:
- he still has the guys hauling rock. Commissioners advised Dennis to keep hauling rock to bad places where needed along county roads.
The board reviewed vouchers submitted by the different departments that were paid at the end of December. Gary Scoby moved to approve the warrants and pay vouchers for December 2011 as presented. Mark Wessel seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye.
Tim Burdiek moved to approve the appointment of Brad Lippert as NEK-CAP board member effective for the 2012 calendar year. Mark Wessel seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye. The board signed the appointment letter as presented.
The board reviewed the minutes from the December 29, 2011 meeting. Gary Scoby moved to approve the minutes as presented. Mark Wessel seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye.
Commissioners reviewed Draft 3 of the 2012 Reorganization, suggesting further changes to be made to the document before it is approved.
Dorothy Deters called to speak to Commissioners about a feedlot that is being put in near 120
th and J Road by Fred Henry. Ms. Deters questioned the board as to whether this would have had to go through KDHE before it was established. Commissioners thought that it would have, but stated that they would look into this.
Sheriff Rich Vernon advised the board that:
- his department had an interesting weekend this past weekend with several arrests, DUI’s, juvenile issues, etc.
County Attorney Brad Lippert came before the board. Commissioners spoke to Brad about the emergency red light permit application received by David Rethman. Brad stated that he would talk to Sheriff Rich Vernon about the stipulations that he would like to see in place if Commissioners decided to allow these permits for personal vehicles.
The board also spoke to Brad about the procedure for redrawing the Commissioner District lines in the county in order to make the population in each district as equal as possible. Brad advised Commissioners that this should be done at the time of reorganization and would require the Commissioners to redraw the lines and pass a resolution to establish the new boundary lines.
After reviewing Draft 4 of the Nemaha County 2012 Reorganization, Mark Wessel moved to approve the 2012 Reorganization. Gary Scoby seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye. The board signed the reorganization as presented.
Gary Scoby moved to elect Mark Wessel as Board Chairman for 2012. Tim Burdiek seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye.
Tim Burdiek moved to elect Gary Scoby as Board Vice-Chairman for 2012. Mark Wessel seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye.
The board agreed to appropriate $2,000.00 to Glacial Hills Enterprise for 2012, $1,345.00 to Northeast Kansas Area Agency on Aging for 2012, and $2,000.00 to Northeast Kansas Enterprise Facilitation for 2012.
Mark Wessel moved to hold a fifteen minute executive session until 1:35 pm to discuss land acquisition. 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 1:35 pm with no action taken by the board following the executive session.
With no further county business coming before the board, Chairman Tim Burdiek adjourned the meeting at 2:25 pm. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on Monday, January 9, 2012 at 9:00 am.