Nemaha County Commission 11.13.17

The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, Nov. 13, 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

Ronnebaum advised the board that:

• He needed an executive session with commissioners. Commissioners held 10-minute executive session to discuss the hiring of non-elected personnel. Present for the executive session were commissioners, Ronnebaum and Haverkamp. Upon returning to session, Ronnebaum announced the resignation of Matt Boeckman in the Road and Bridge Department, effective Nov. 27, and that Danny Schultejans in the Road and Bridge Department will be transferring from the bridge crew to mechanic.

• He received bids to redo a six-mile stretch of the Sabetha-Wetmore Road. Bob Bergkamp Construction Company, Inc. bid $634,000 including a 4 percent cement base. Coughlin Company bid $500,735.78 including a 4 percent cement base and $570,789.66 including a 5 percent cement base. Commissioners made no decision concerning this issue at this time.

Public Transit Dispatcher/Administrative Assistant Marie Weaver came before the board. Weaver requested the commissioners’ signatures on a letter to be submitted with the KDOT grant application. Commissioners signed the letter as presented. Weaver also let commissioners know that their 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan needs repaired. She received a quote from Nemaha Valley Motors in the amount of $572 to repair the van. Commissioners advised Weaver to go ahead and have the repair done through Nemaha Valley Motors. She let commissioners know that the Nemaha County Meals on Wheels Program will be participating in a match/giving day on Friday, Nov. 24, sponsored by the Greater Sabetha Community Foundation.

Undersheriff Bob Cross advised the board that:

• They are currently holding 14 inmates in the jail, with five of those inmates being held for Marshall County.

• Two of our inmates are currently being held at the Osawatomie State Hospital.

• He noticed that several of our township roads are not coded correctly in the plat book. They are not coded correctly as far as whether they are a through road or not.

Election Canvass

The board conducted the canvass of the 2017 City/School General Election held in the county on Nov. 7. Following the canvass, commissioners had to break a tie vote for the Seneca 1st Ward council member position. Kerry Bramhall’s name was drawn out of the hat. He therefore won the election of this position.

Also at the meeting:

The board reviewed and approved the minutes from the Nov. 6 meeting.

County Attorney Brad Lippert and commissioners discussed advertising before hiring to fill a position.

Commissioners also asked Lippert about the sale of a county vehicle from one county department to another.

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

Commissioners did not meet on Monday, Nov. 20. The next regularly scheduled meeting was held Monday, Nov. 27. These minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.

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