Nemaha County Commission 10.2.17

Submitted by Mary Kay Schultejans

The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, Oct. 2, in the Commissioner’s Room of the Nemaha County Courthouse. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Tim Burdiek leading the flag salute. Present also were Commissioners Dennis Henry and Gary Scoby, Road and Bridge/Solid Waste Supervisor Dennis Ronnebaum, Office Manager Kathy Haverkamp and Clerk Mary Kay Schultejans recording the minutes.

Department Reports

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

• He needed an executive session with commissioners. Commissioners held a five-minute executive session to discuss the utilization of sick leave of non-elected personnel. Present for the executive session were Ronnebaum, Haverkamp, Schultejans and the Board of Commissioners. The meeting returned to open session at 9:05 a.m. with no action taken by the board following the executive session.

• Crews are close to being ready to pour Bridge P-17 in Granada Township.

• Crews are still patching in rock on county roads at this time.

• He plans to have both Coughlin Company and Bergkamp Construction bid the road work proposed for next summer to redo the south end of the Sabetha-Wetmore Road.

• Hall Brothers plans to come back next week and seal cracks in the section of roadway south of Centralia that was recently redone.

Sheriff Rich Vernon advised the board that:

• They are currently holding 11 inmates in the jail.

• They booked four to six individuals into the jail this past week.

• Everything is running normally in the Sheriff’s Office at this time.

County Attorney Brad Lippert and Treasurer Janell Niehues came before the board to speak to commissioners about changing how the liquor tax distributed to Nemaha County is disbursed in order to be in compliance with Kansas statutes.

Lippert and Niehues also spoke to commissioners about holding the next tax sale for Nemaha County.

Madeline Rogers, Matthew Stallbaumer, Shayna Strahm, Caleb Durland, Cheyan Rokey, Kortney Plattner, Deb Henry and Ross Mosteller came before the board on behalf of the Nemaha County 4-H Ambassadors to speak to the commissioners about the importance of the 4-H Program in Nemaha County and to request that commissioners proclaim the week of Oct. 1 through Oct. 7 as National 4-H Week in Nemaha County. Following discussion, commissioners approved proclaiming this week as National 4-H Week in Nemaha County. Commissioners signed the proclamation as presented.

Also at the meeting:

The board reviewed and approved minutes from the Sept. 25 meeting. The board also reviewed and approved vouchers and warrants submitted by the different departments that were paid at the end of September.

Commissioners signed the Managements ID of Subsequent Events form for the Nemaha County 2016 audit as presented.

The commissioners met Monday, Oct. 9. These minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.

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