Nemaha County Commission 2.26.18

The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, Feb. 26, 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 Commissioner Tim Burdiek, Road and Bridge/Solid Waste Supervisor Dennis Ronnebaum, Office Manager Kathy Haverkamp, and Clerk Mary Kay Schultejans recording the minutes. Commissioner Gary Scoby was absent.

The State of Kansas Division of Motor Vehicles called and spoke to commissioners about their need for more space for the Driver’s License Office in Seneca. They let commissioners know that they have outgrown the space they currently use on Main Street and asked about possible office space that the county would have available for use. The county will provide information to this entity concerning any available office space that the county owns that may be adequate for use as a Driver’s License Office.

Department Reports

Ronnebaum advised the board that:

• He bought a load of pipe piling last week from Independent Industries at a cost of around $12,000.

• The trash truck broke down last week. Floyd’s Repair put a new wiring harness on the truck and it is back up and running at this time.

• The safety meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 28, at the Nemaha County Community Building.

Sheriff Rich Vernon advised the board that:

• A patrol car hit a deer over the weekend.

• They booked six individuals into the jail two weeks ago, and three this past week.

• Larry Collins is retiring effective May 1.

Senior Services/Public Transit Director Diane Yunghans came before the board to ask commissioners if she could use approximately $5,000 from her Donations Fund to start a new donations fund through the Step Foundation. Commissioners agreed to this request.

Dan Ronnebaum and Harold Shump came before the board to discuss with commissioners the best location for a new Senior Center in Seneca. Yunghans was also present for the discussion.

The commissioners left the meeting room at 11:30 am to review space at the Pioneer Building and returned to the meeting room at 11:55 a.m.

Also at the meeting:

The board reviewed and approved the minutes from the Feb. 20 meeting. The board reviewed vouchers submitted by the different departments to be paid at the end of February.

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

The commissioners met Monday, March 5. These minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.


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