Nemaha County Commission 11.6.2017
Submitted by Mary Kay Schultejans, County Clerk
The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, Nov. 6, 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.
Sarah Renyer, Nick Scott, Krista Stallbaumer and Susan Bowman came before the board on behalf of the Nemaha County United 4 Youth organization to update commissioners concerning the recent activities that this organization has provided for the youth in the county. The group also spoke to commissioners about continuing the financial support that Nemaha County has provided to this organization in the past.
Ronnebaum advised the board that:
• He still has crews hauling rock and cleaning out grader ditches, etc. at this time.
• He needed an executive session with commissioners. Ronnebaum and commissioners entered into a 10-minute executive session to discuss wages of non-elected personnel. Also present for the executive session were Schultejans and Haverkamp. No action was taken by the board following the executive session.
• He received bids for a new pickup for the Road and Bridge Department. Nemaha Valley Motors bid $33,850 for a 2018 GMC 2500HD Sierra four-wheel drive pickup and $28,500 for a 2018 Dodge SLT four-wheel drive pickup. Aberle Ford bid $30,850 for a 2018 Ford F250 XLT four-wheel drive pickup. Honeyman Ford bid $30,902 for a 2017 Ford F250 XLT four-wheel drive pickup and $30,906 for a 2018 Ford F250 XLT four-wheel drive pickup. Following discussion, commissioners accepted the bid from Nemaha Valley Motors in the amount of $28,500 for a 2018 Dodge SLT four-wheel drive pickup.
Noxious Weed/Emergency Preparedness Director Todd Swart advised the board that:
• He received bids for a new pickup for the Noxious Weed Department. Nemaha Valley Motors bid $24,400 for a 2018 Dodge 2500 Tradesman pickup and $27,250 for a 2018 GMC 2500HD Sierra pickup. Aberle Ford bid $26,650 for a 2018 Ford F250 XL pickup. Honeyman Ford bid $29,593 for a 2018 Ford F250 XL pickup. Following discussion, commissioners accepted the bid from Nemaha Valley Motors in the amount of $24,400 for a 2018 Dodge 2500 Tradesman pickup.
Sheriff Rich Vernon and Undersheriff Bob Cross advised the board that:
• They are currently holding 10 inmates in the jail, with three of those inmates being held for Marshall County.
• They have begun advertising for a corrections officer to fill the position recently resigned by Paul Streeter.
Appraiser Betty Roeder came before the board to speak to commissioners about the purchase of a new vehicle for the Appraiser’s Office.
County Attorney Brad Lippert presented to commissioners Resolution 2017-8 for their review, which specifies how the county will handle outstanding checks. Following discussion, commissioners approved and signed Resolution 2017-8.
Also at the meeting:
The board reviewed and approved minutes from the Oct. 30 meeting. The board reviewed and approved vouchers submitted by the different departments that were paid at the end of October.
The next regularly scheduled meeting was held on Monday, Nov. 13. These minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.