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Nemaha County Commissioners’ Meeting Minutes

UNOFFICIAL MINUTES

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

September 4, 2012 Unofficial

The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, September 4, 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/Solid Waste Supervisor Dennis Ronnebaum and Office Manager Janet Linden, and County Clerk Mary Kay Schultejans recording the minutes.

Road and Bridge/Solid Waste Report:

Road and Bridge/Solid Waste Supervisor Dennis Ronnebaum advised the board that:

He would prefer to purchase the Kenworth truck and the roll off hoist from American Equipment for the Solid Waste Department. Following discussion, Mark Wessel moved to purchase a 2013 Kenworth T800 truck at a cost of $109,659.00. Gary Scoby seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye. Mark Wessel also moved to purchase a roll off hoist from American Equipment Company at a cost of $27,910.00. Gary Scoby seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye.

The guys will be hauling rock, taking trees out for the Bridge J-1 project, and pouring cement for the Bridge C-5 project this week.

The bridge inspection has been completed in Nemaha County. Office Manager Janet Linden presented bridge inspection reports to Commissioners for their review.

Galen Ackerman and Todd Rokey came before the board to discuss the condition of Church Road with Commissioners. Mr. Rokey stated that the road has a very good base to it and wanted the county to know that they are appreciative of the time and money spent on the base of this road. Mr. Ackerman stated that a group of citizens met on August 20

To to discuss Church Road and then sent Commissioners a letter summarizing the discussion from this meeting. Following discussion, Commissioner Wessel advised Mr. Ackerman and Mr. Rokey that as of now the plan is to seal Church Road next summer.

The board reviewed the minutes from the August 27, 2012 meeting and the August 29, 2012 special meeting. Tim Burdiek moved to approve both sets of minutes as presented. Gary Scoby seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye.

Tim Burdiek moved to accept the written resignation submitted by Mark Winkler as the Granada Township Treasurer and to appoint Al Keehn to finish Mark’s term on the recommendation of the remaining members of the Granada Township board. Gary Scoby seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye.

Tim Burdiek moved to approve the cereal malt beverage license application submitted by Sherri Berkley. Mark Wessel seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye.

Sheriff’s Report:

Sheriff Rich Vernon advised the board that:

They are still working on getting the new electronic fingerprint system up and running.

They will need to do some renovation to the jail office in order to accommodate for the new electronic fingerprint system. Rich stated that countertop space and shelving would need to be added to the jail office.

He has reserved space at the upcoming Law Enforcement School for part-time employees for an employee that he would like to send to this school to receive certification.

The annual fun day sponsored by the Reserve Officers will be held on September 30th at the Nemaha County Community Building. Commissioners approved appropriating $500.00 for this event from the Commissioners Fund.

County Appraiser Betty Roeder came before the board to let Commissioners know that she has a tax hearing coming up for the personal property located in the old Sabetha Creamery. Betty also let Commissioners know that Ann Deters from her office recently attended the CIC Annual Conference and was very impressed with their software and with how much time this software would save their office.

Commissioners talked to Jane Sunderland with Nemaha County Community Health Services by phone concerning the upcoming North East Regional Public Health Meeting.

County Attorney Brad Lippert came before the board. Brad stated that Melissa Detweiler will be sending him an example of a resolution to increase the setback requirements for the wind turbines to be constructed in connection with the proposed Nemaha County Wind Farm. Brad also stated that he would like to appropriate $500.00 from the Diversion Fund to the United 4 Youth organization to help fund an upcoming speaker that will present at the Nemaha Valley High School and the Sabetha High School.

The board reviewed vouchers submitted by the different departments that were paid at the end of August. Tim Burdiek moved to approve the pay vouchers and warrants for August 2012 as presented. Gary Scoby seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye.

With no further county business coming before the board, Chairman Mark Wessel adjourned the meeting at 12:55 pm. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on Monday, September 10, 2012 at 9:00 am.

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