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Nemaha County Commissioners’ Meeting Minutes




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


January 23, 2012 Unofficial


The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, January 23, 2012 in the Commission Room of the Nemaha County Courthouse. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Mark Wessel leading the flag salute. Present also were Commissioners Gary Scoby and Tim Burdiek, 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 has been talking with companies about the buy back on two of the county’s motor graders.
  2. he has started planning for this year’s safety meeting to be held on March 15


  • they are still patching a little bit of rock in here and there.

Solid Waste Report:


Solid Waste Director Doug Jeanneret advised the board that:

  1. he received some quotes on dumpsters to share with Commissioners. Downing Sales quoted a price of $461.00 a piece with $100.00 for freight. Waste Equipment quoted a price of $469.00 a piece with $225.00 for freight. The board agreed to purchase eight to ten 2-yard dumpsters from Downing Sales.
  2. they would like to install a window in a building at the landfill in order to let some light in. They already have the window, but would need to cut a hole for it and frame in the window. The board agreed to the installation of the window.
  3. there is a Solid Waste Conference coming up in March in Dodge City that he and Carolyn will be attending.
  4. he has been working with KDHE to establish an area at the landfill to be designated a disaster area to be used for debris in the case of a natural disaster.

Chairman Mark Wessel signed the Neighborhood Revitalization Application submitted by the Nemaha County Co-op.

Chairman Mark Wessel signed add/abate orders as presented.


Sheriff’s Report:


Investigator Steve Linden advised the board that:

  1. the Sheriff’s Department had an average week this past week.
  2. they are currently holding five inmates in the jail.

Leonard Tanking came before the board to speak to Commissioners about an area of his property in Center Township where water is eating away at the bank and is damaging the road in this area. The board advised that they would take a look at this area to see what needed to be done here.

The board reviewed the minutes from the January 17, 2012 meeting. Gary Scoby moved to approve the minutes with the corrections noted. Tim Burdiek seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye.

The board left the meeting room at 10:55 am to travel to the Nemaha Valley Elementary and Middle School to view the window blinds installed when this building was built. Commissioners also looked at the Recycling Building in Seneca, St. Benedict Road, and the Seneca Nutrition Center which has temporarily been relocated to the Knights of Columbus Building in Seneca. The board returned to the meeting room at 12:20 pm.

County Attorney Brad Lippert came before the board. Gary Scoby moved to hold a ten minute executive session until 12:50 pm to discuss non-elected personnel. Tim Burdiek seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye. Present for the executive session was the Board of Commissioners and County Attorney Brad Lippert. The meeting returned to open session at 12:45 pm with no action taken by the board following the executive session.

With no further county business coming before the board, Chairman Mark Wessel adjourned the meeting at 1:00 pm. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on Monday, January 30, 2012 at 9:00 am.

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