Nemaha County Commission 3.12.18

Submitted by Mary Kay Schultejans, County Clerk

The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, March 12, 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.

Harold Shump came before the board to present to commissioners a petition with 26 signatures asking for the proposed new Senior Center to be located next to the current Pioneer Building.

Commissioners spoke by phone to Jay Herrmann with AHRS Construction, Inc. to give them the go ahead to start construction on the Nemaha County Community Building kitchen.

Department Reports

Ronnebaum advised the board that he received fuel bids from area companies. Nemaha County Coop bid $2.365 per gallon for clear diesel, $2.099 per gallon for dyed diesel, and $2.199 per gallon for E-10 fuel. Berwick Oil Company bid $2.33 per gallon for clear diesel, $2.07 per gallon for dyed diesel, and $2.41 per gallon for E-10 fuel. Later in the meeting, Ronnebaum informed commissioners that he accepted the fuel bid from Nemaha County Coop for E-10 fuel and the fuel bid from Berwick Oil Company for clear diesel and dyed diesel.

Ronnebaum told commissioners that the crew is patching in rock in places and doing odd jobs throughout the county. He also showed the commissioners some of the soil samples that were taken along J Road south of Seneca.

Haverkamp received an invitation to the Northeast Kansas County Highway Officials Conference to be held on Wednesday, March 28, in Doniphan County. Haverkamp shared this invitation with commissioners.

Sheriff Rich Vernon advised the board that city officers and county deputies are making an appearance at the schools in the county each morning as the kids are arriving at school.

Vernon also informed commissioners that the patrol car that recently hit a deer is now being repaired.

Commissioners went into a 10-minute executive session with Vernon and Schultejans for the purpose of discussing the resignation of non-elected personnel. The meeting returned to open session at 10:40 a.m. with no action taken by the board following the executive session.

County Attorney Brad Lippert came before the board. Commissioners asked Lippert to review some vouchers submitted by the District Court Office.

Also at the meeting:

The commissioners approved Resolution 2018-2 authorizing 2017 year end county fund transfers. Commissioners signed the resolution as presented.

The board reviewed and approved the minutes from the March 5 meeting.

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

Henry signed add/abate orders as presented.

The next regularly scheduled meeting was held on Monday, March 19. These minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.

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