Nemaha County Commission 3.5.18

Submitted by Mary Kay Schultejans, Nemaha County Clerk

The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, March 5, 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.

Nemaha County Community Building

The commissioners left the meeting room at 11 a.m. to look at the kitchen at the Community Building and returned to the meeting room at around 11:45 a.m.

Joe Mitchell spoke to commissioners about renovations planned at the kitchen at the Nemaha County Community Building. The board spoke by phone with Deb Henry with the Meadowlark Extension Program about the kitchen renovations planned at the Nemaha County Community Building.

Neighborhood Revitalization Plan

County Attorney Brad Lippert and Treasurer Janell Niehues spoke to commissioners about administration of the Neighborhood Revitalization Programs in the county. The City of Sabetha and the City of Seneca have both decided to allow the rebate as long as taxes are paid in full by May 10. Following discussion, commissioners approved to follow this same procedure in the administration of the county’s Neighborhood Revitalization Plan.

Department Reports

Ronnebaum advised the board that:

• He plans to rebuild the sleeve for the hammer used to drive bridge pilings.

• He will be requesting fuel bids soon.

• He will be advertising again soon for the dust control program.

• He received notification that the county has been awarded a grant to help pay for a new baler for the Recycling Center.

Sheriff Rich Vernon advised the board that:

• They are currently holding seven inmates in the jail.

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

• He would like to have a discussion with commissioners at some point about having a School Resource Officer in every school in the county.

Also at the meeting:

The board reviewed and approved the minutes from the Feb. 26 meeting. Scoby abstained from the vote due to his absence from the Feb. 26 meeting.

Commissioners approved the renewal of a contract with Bachelor Controls, Inc. to provide IT services at the courthouse for the period of March 1, 2018, to Feb. 28, 2019. Chairman Henry signed the contract as presented.

Commissioners signed the Anti-Drug and Alcohol Misuse Prevention Policy Approval for the Nemaha County Transportation Department as presented.

Chairman Henry signed add/abate orders as presented.

Commissioners approved a bid from Epoxy Coating Specialists in the amount of $25,500 to replace the flooring at the Seneca Day Services Building. Chairman Henry signed the bid as presented.

The board reviewed and approved to pay vouchers and warrants submitted by the different departments that were paid at the end of February.

The next regularly scheduled meeting was held on Monday, March 12. These minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.


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