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Nemaha County Commissioners’ Meeting Minutes


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

October 8, 2012 Unofficial

The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, October 8, 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:

the Road and Bridge Department is still hauling rock throughout the county.

Caterpillar is bringing a patrol to the shop for the Road and Bridge guys to practice operating. Dennis stated that he would like to have more of his operators familiar with using a motor grader that doesn’t have a steering wheel.

Chairman Mark Wessel signed the Nemaha County Quarterly Financial Statement for the quarter ending September 30, 2012 as presented and the Clerk’s Monthly Fees Report for September 2012 as presented as well.

Nancy Gafford with Rural Development Association of Northeast Kansas came before the board. Ms. Gafford presented copies of the report from the meeting held to review the Regional Solid Waste Management and Disposal Plan to Commissioners. Ms. Gafford stated that it was determined that the current plan is still relevant and no recommendations for changes in the plan were made. Gary Scoby moved to approve the report with the corrections noted. Tim Burdiek seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye.

The board reviewed vouchers submitted by the different departments to be paid at the middle of the month.

Sheriff’s Report:

Sheriff Rich Vernon advised the board that:

  • his department had a busy week this past week.
  • they are currently holding eleven inmates in the jail.
  • Haug Communications recently installed new antennas on the roof of the Law Enforcement Center. While doing this work, they noticed repairs that need to be made to the roof of this building. Rich stated that he will contact someone to do the repairs, but he feels that sometime soon a new roof will need to be put on the Law Enforcement Center.
  • Eisenbarth Plumbing let him know that he will need an industrial type filter if he wants to install a filter system at the jail to help prevent rust from clogging up the system. Rich stated that Eisenbarth Plumbing will be sending him a quote for the filter.
  • he will be presenting some numbers to the Commissioners soon for the purchase of a new server at the Law Enforcement Center.
  • he will be accepting applications for a deputy in the Sheriff’s Office until October 12th.

The board reviewed the minutes from the October 1, 2012 meeting. Gary Scoby moved to approve the minutes as presented. Tim Burdiek seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye.

Sarah Haverkamp, Quinn Deters, Amy Rokey, Michaela Stallbaumer, and Ross Mosteller with the Nemaha County 4-H Ambassadors came before the board. The group explained to Commissioners what activities they have planned for this week in honor of National 4-H Week. Tim Burdiek moved to proclaim the week of October 7th – 13th, 2012 as National 4-H Week in Nemaha County, Kansas. Gary Scoby seconded the motion. The motion carried with all voting aye. Commissioners signed the proclamation as presented.

With no further county business coming before the board, Chairman Mark Wessel adjourned the meeting at 12:00 pm. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on Monday, October 15, 2012 at 9:00 am.

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