Nemaha County Commission 1.8.18

Submitted by Mary Kay Schultejans, County Clerk

The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, Jan. 8, in the Commissioner’s Room of the Nemaha County Courthouse. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Dennis Henry leading the flag salute. Present also were Commissioners Gary Scoby and Tim Burdiek, 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 is considering doing additional cement base work this summer or doing more overlay work this summer. He discussed with commissioners certain stretches of road that he is considering at this time. Following discussion, commissioners approved a bid from Coughlin Company in an estimated amount of $471,479.33 to redo a five-mile stretch of J Road south of Seneca.

• Office Assistant Janet Streit plans to resign her position at the end of February. Ronnebaum said he would like to hire a full-time employee to fill this position after February. Commissioners advised him to begin advertising for a full-time employee at this time.

• Ronnebaum said he would like to move Diane Sowers at the landfill to the next step on the pay scale. Commissioners agreed to move Sowers from Step B to Step C of the Solid Waste Assistant Supervisor line item of the pay scale effective back to Dec. 21, 2017.

Sheriff Rich Vernon advised the board that:

• They are currently holding nine inmates in the jail.

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

• He has hired a new employee to replace Paul Streeter as a corrections officer for Nemaha County. Vernon said he has hired Baxter Defore to this position, who will begin work for the county today at the beginning rate for a corrections officer at Nemaha County.

• He received car bids for commissioners to review. Vernon said he is trading in a white 2014 Dodge Charger. Honeyman Ford bid $23,093 for a 2018 Ford Taurus, Aberle Ford bid $21,700 for a 2018 Ford Taurus, and Nemaha Valley Motors bid $20,500 for a 2018 Dodge Charger. These prices all include trade in of the white 2014 Dodge Charger. Vernon said he is also trading in a blue 2014 Dodge Charger. Honeyman Ford bid $23,093 for a 2018 Ford Taurus, Aberle Ford bid $22,700 for a 2018 Ford Taurus, and Nemaha Valley Motors bid $21,500 for a 2018 Dodge Charger. These prices all include trade in of the blue 2014 Dodge Charger. Following discussion, Commissioners approved both bids from Nemaha Valley Motors for 2018 Dodge Chargers.

Senior Services/Public Transit Director Diane Yunghans let commissioners know that she has made it to the second stage of consideration for the public building grant that she recently applied for in order to build a new Senior Center. Yunghans also let commissioners know that we will need to hold a public hearing prior to submitting the final grant proposal for this grant. Commissioners decided to hold the public hearing at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 5, at the Seneca Nutrition Center.

County Attorney Brad Lippert spoke to commissioners about proposed changes to the Nemaha County Employee Handbook. Lippert also spoke to commissioners about the next tax sale to be held in the county.

Also at the meeting:

Commissioners approved the appointment of Mindy Sudbeck to the Kanza Governing Board for a three-year term beginning in January 2018.

The board reviewed and approved the minutes from the Jan. 2 meeting.

Tim Burdiek signed the Nemaha County Quarterly Financial Statement for the quarter ending Dec. 31, 2017, as presented.

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

The next regularly scheduled meeting was held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, due to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday on Monday, Jan.15.

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