Nemaha County Commission 12.18.17
Submitted by Mary Kay Schultejans,ounty Clerk
The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, Dec. 18, 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 and Office Manager Kathy Haverkamp, and Clerk Mary Kay Schultejans recording the minutes.
Gary Satter with the Glacial Hills RC&D Council updated commissioners concerning the recent activities of this organization and to request continued financial support from Nemaha County for the Glacial Hills RC&D Council.
Nancy Gafford with Rural Development Association of Northeast Kansas came before the board to speak to commissioners about the Rural Opportunity Zone Program in Nemaha County. Commissioners let Gafford know that they are considering increasing the amount of money that Nemaha County contributes to this program.
Following discussion, commissioners adopted Resolution 2017-9, which increases the amount that Nemaha County contributes to the ROZ Program from $30,000 to $45,000 for 2018. Commissioners signed the resolution as presented.
Ronnebaum advised the board that:
• He plans to have the crew haul chips at the beginning of this week and then get the snow plow trucks ready at the end of the week.
Sheriff Rich Vernon advised the board that:
• They are currently holding 11 inmates in the jail.
• They booked six individuals into the jail this past week.
Commissioners reviewed the 2017 Nemaha County Reorganization and the 2017 Nemaha County Employee Handbook, suggesting changes to be made to these documents for 2018.
County Attorney Brad Lippert spoke with commissioners about the changes that they are considering for the reorganization and the handbook.
Also at the meeting:
The board reviewed the minutes from the Dec. 11 meeting. Chairman Burdiek signed add/abate orders as presented.
The board reviewed vouchers submitted by the different departments that were paid at the middle of December.
The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27, due to the Christmas holiday on Monday, Dec. 25, and Tuesday, Dec. 26.