Nemaha County Commission 2.20.18

Submitted by Mary Kay Schultejans, Nemaha County Clerk

The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 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.

Jane Sunderland with Nemaha County Community Health Services came before the board to let commissioners know that she plans to apply again for the Formula Grant through the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Chairman Henry signed a cover letter to be submitted with the grant application as presented.

Department Reports

Ronnebaum advised the board that all of the trucks were sent out this morning that were available.

Ronnebaum also received steel bids for commissioners to open and review. Oden Enterprises, Inc. bid $50,655.84 for sheet piling, $20,382.32 for H-piling, and submitted no bid for miscellaneous structural steel. Midwest Service and Sales Co. submitted no bid for sheet piling, bid $23,433 for H-piling, and $47,175.71 for miscellaneous structural steel. Husker Steel bid $53,830 for sheet piling, $22,134 for H-piling, and $51,873 for miscellaneous structural steel. The Railroad Yard, Inc. bid $55,720 for sheet piling, $23,688 for H-piling, and $45,347.11 for miscellaneous structural steel. Later in the meeting, commissioners approved the following bids: Oden Enterprises, Inc. for sheet piling at a cost of $50,655.84; Oden Enterprises, Inc. for H-piling at a cost of $20,382.32; and The Railroad Yard, Inc. for miscellaneous structural steel at a cost of $45,347.11.

Appraiser Betty Roeder came before the board. She let commissioners know that the new vehicle that was recently purchased for her office is in.

Senior Services/Public Transit Director Diane Yunghans came before the board to speak to commissioners about the purchase of the 2012 Dodge Journey from the Appraiser’s Office. Following discussion, it was decided that the vehicle would be purchased from the Appraiser’s Office at a cost of $10,000 for use by the Meals on Wheels Program in Yunghans’ department.

District Court Clerk Amy Boeckman came before the board to talk to commissioners about the purchase of two new laptops and a new firewall for her office. Following discussion, commissioners approved the purchase of a managed firewall system with Networks Plus in the amount of $479 for the first month and $229 for each month thereafter. The board also approved the purchase of two new laptop computers from Networks Plus in the amount of $2,552.

Also at the meeting:

The board reviewed vouchers submitted by the different departments that were paid the middle of February. The board reviewed and approved the minutes from the Feb. 12 meeting. Chairman Henry signed add/abate orders as presented.

These minutes are unofficial until approved by the Board of Commissioners at their next meeting.

The commissioners met Monday, Feb. 26. These minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.

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