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Nemaha Board Meeting Minutes

 

 

UNOFFICIAL MINUTES

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

 

March 19, 2012 Unofficial

 

The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, March 19, 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. Marshall County will put a tube in at a crossing (Bridge Q-16) on the Nemaha-Marshall county line in section 19 of Neuchatel Township.
  2. a landowner would like a crossing between sections 21 and 29 of Capioma Township opened back up. Commissioners advised Dennis to put a tube in at this location.
  3. the Road Supervisor in Richardson County, Nebraska stated that they do not have the money at this time to replace Bridge C-5 on the state line in section 4 of Washington Township. Dennis stated that the Road Supervisor will visit with the Richardson County Commissioners about this issue.
  4. the guys will be putting a second lift of rock on Wichman Road this week.

The board reviewed vouchers submitted by the different departments that were paid at the middle of the month.

Mark Wessel moved to hold a fifteen minute executive session until 9:45 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 9:45 am, Chairman Mark Wessel requested an additional fifteen minutes in executive session. The meeting returned to open session at 10:00 am with no action taken by the board following the executive session.

 

Sheriff’s Report:

 

Sheriff Rich Vernon advised the board that:

  1. his department had a normal to active weekend this past weekend.
  2. they are down to holding three inmates in the jail right now.
  3. he would like to continue using Frontier Forensics in Kansas City to perform autopsies when needed in Nemaha County at this time. Rich stated that he will be sending letters out to county coroners stating this as well.
  4. the new patrol cars are currently being equipped and prepared to go out on the road.

Road Supervisor Dennis Ronnebaum came back before the board. Tim Burdiek moved to hold a twenty 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 and Road Supervisor Dennis Ronnebaum. At 10:50 am, Chairman Mark Wessel 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.

Joe Hurla with 360 Energy Engineers came before the board. Mr. Hurla presented and discussed a Savings Measurement and Verification Report for Nemaha County as submitted by 360 Energy Engineers with Commissioners. The utility savings seen thus far at the courthouse are partly due to the mild winter experienced in this area and partly due to the energy efficiency project recently completed by 360 Energy Engineers. Mr. Hurla stated that they will continue to monitor the county’s utility savings for eighteen months and make a final presentation to Commissioners at the end of that time.

Mr. Hurla let Commissioners know that the county’s final reimbursement payment from the grant for this project is still outstanding at this time. He stated that the county should receive this payment within the next month or so.

Mr. Hurla also let Commissioners know that the county will be receiving a check from Design Mechanical in the amount of $4,346.00 for the cost of the pumps installed for the boiler/chiller in county buildings. The pumps are being donated to the county because they did not meet the Buy American standard set forth in the grant.

The board reviewed the minutes from the March 12, 2012 meeting and the March 13, 2012 special meeting. Gary Scoby moved to approve both sets of minutes as presented. Tim Burdiek seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye.

Tim Burdiek moved to hold a twenty minute executive session until 12:00 pm to discuss contract negotiations. 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 12:00 pm with no action taken by the board following the executive session.

Chairman Mark Wessel signed add/abate orders as presented.

County Attorney Brad Lippert came before the board. Commissioners shared with Brad the letter received by the City of Seneca concerning the county’s recent proposal regarding the cost of dispatch services and office space for the police department.

Tim Burdiek moved to hold a five minute executive session until 12:35 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

County Attorney Brad Lippert. The meeting returned to open session at 12:35 pm with no action taken by the board following the executive session.

Register of Deeds Roxann Holthaus came before the board. She presented Commissioners with an annual maintenance agreement with Computer Information Concepts at a total cost of $5,055.00. Following review of the document, Chairman Mark Wessel signed the agreement as presented.

With no further county business coming before the board, Chairman Mark Wessel adjourned the meeting at 1:15 pm. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on Monday, March 26, 2012 at 9:00 am.

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