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Nemaha County Minutes, February 27, 2012 Unofficial

 

 

UNOFFICIAL MINUTES

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

 

 

The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, February 27, 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. they are still hauling rock. Dennis stated that he has trucks on Old Highway 36, Oakgrove Road, and Owens Road today.
  2. Office Manager Janet Linden will apply for the federal funds exchange program for Nemaha County to try to get help with the costs of upcoming projects.
  3. Janet received three bridge inspection bids for Commissioners to open today. Schwaab Eaton quoted a price of $85.00 per bridge to inspect 341 bridges in Nemaha County. Central Kansas Engineering quoted a price of $68.00 per bridge to inspect the same number of bridges. Cook, Flatt, & Strobel quoted a price of $80.00 per bridge to inspect the same number of bridges. Tim Burdiek moved to accept the bid from Central Kansas Engineering at a cost of $68.00 per bridge. Gary Scoby seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye.

 

Solid Waste Report:

 

Solid Waste Director Doug Jeanneret advised the board that:

  1. he had a quote from Mark Burdiek for the repair of doors at the Recycling Center at the landfill. Following discussion, Commissioners asked Doug to find out Mr. Burdiek’s price per hour for labor and how many hours of labor is expected to complete the job.
  2. he sold the 1997 Peterbuilt truck for $13,500.00 last week.
  3. he drove the 1990 FLD-120 Freightliner discussed at last week’s meeting. Following discussion, Commissioners stated that they would consider the purchase of the Freightliner truck for now.
  4. Berry Material Handling accepted the amount offered by the county for the purchase of a new forklift for the Solid Waste Department. Tim Burdiek moved to approve the purchase of a new Hyster forklift from Berry Material Handling at a cost of $24,000.00. Gary Scoby seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye.
  5. he spoke with KDHE last week concerning possible changes in the future for the disposal of ag use waste.

Chairman Mark Wessel signed add/abate orders as presented.

Tim Burdiek moved to pay $420.00 for 2012 membership dues to KCCA. Mark Wessel seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye.

The board reviewed warrants and pay vouchers submitted by the different departments to be paid at the end of the month.

The board reviewed the minutes from the February 21, 2012 meeting. Gary Scoby moved to approve the minutes as presented. Tim Burdiek seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye.

 

Sheriff’s Report:

 

Sheriff Rich Vernon advised the board that:

  1. the Sheriff’s Office had an interesting weekend this past weekend including juvenile issues that were dealt with.
  2. one of his relief jailers has accepted a full-time job somewhere else. Rich stated that he may need to hire an additional relief jailer soon.
  3. the new patrol cars purchased for 2012 should be delivered soon.

Donna Crawford with Governmental Assistance Services, Road and Bridge Supervisor Dennis Ronnebaum, and Road and Bridge Office Manager Janet Linden came before the board for the opening of sealed bids received by 11:00 am Monday, February 27

th for materials needed for the KSI Conveyors’ Road Project. Chairman Mark Wessel began opening bids at 11:03 am.

Hamm Quarries bid $40,852.80 for the total cost of the rock needed for the project undelivered. Hamm Quarries also bid $76,192.00 for the total cost of the rock needed for the project delivered. Martin Marietta bid $46,890.40 for the total cost of the rock needed for the project undelivered. Ergon Asphalt bid $42,420.00 for the oil needed for the project delivered. Vance Brothers bid $34,300.00 for the oil needed for the project delivered.

The bids received included the materials needed to construct the base of the road and to apply two layers of chip and seal in 2012. Bids will be taken again in 2013 for materials needed to apply another layer of chip and seal to the road in 2013.

Gary Scoby moved to approve the purchase of the rock needed from Hamm Quarries at a total cost of $76,192.00 delivered. Tim Burdiek seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye.

Gary Scoby moved to approve the purchase of the oil needed from Vance Brothers at a total cost of $34,300.00 delivered. Tim Burdiek seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye.

County Attorney Brad Lippert came before the board. Brad stated that the next tax sale to be held in the county is roughly set for June at this time.

The Commissioners informed Brad of the results of the meeting last week with the City of Seneca. They stated that the City wants separate contracts with the county for housing ambulances for the county, providing dispatch services for the city, providing office space for city police officers, and providing evidence storage for city police officers. Commissioners will get information to Brad to put together contracts to offer to the City of Seneca.

Brad stated that he is eliminating the contested domestic portion of his practice because of the time required to handle this.

Commissioners let Brad know that people should be able to leave a message for him with issues he deals with as county attorney if both he and his secretary are out of the office.

Solid Waste Director Doug Jeanneret came back before the board to discuss again with Commissioners the purchase of the 1990 Freightliner truck and trailer for his department. Following discussion, Gary Scoby moved to purchase the Freightliner truck and trailer from Wesley Trucking in Havensville at a cost of $13,500.00. Tim Burdiek seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye.

Mark Wessel moved to hold a ten minute executive session until 1:40 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 1:40 pm with no action taken by the board following the executive session.

Mark Wessel moved to hold a five minute executive session until 1:55 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 by phone. At 1:55 pm, Chairman Mark Wessel requested an additional five minutes in executive session. The meeting returned to open session at 2:00 pm with no action taken by the board following the executive session.

Senior Services Director Fern Odum came before the board to let Commissioners know that they will be moved back into the Nutrition Center location at the Seneca Housing Authority at this time next week. Fern stated that the Nutrition Center will be closed on Thursday and Friday of this week to allow time for everything to be moved.

Commissioners left the meeting room at 3:15 pm to measure office spaces at the Law Enforcement Center that are used by the City of Seneca. The board returned to the meeting room at 3:40 pm.

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