Nemaha County Commission 4.2.18

Submitted by Mary Kay Schultejans

The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, April 2, 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.

Commissioners left the meeting room at 10 a.m. to meet with Deann Williams and Julie Earnest with the State of Kansas Division of Vehicles. Commissioners showed Williams and Earnest office space in the Pioneer Building and elsewhere throughout town as possible new locations for the Driver’s License Office in Seneca. Commissioners returned to the meeting room at 11:15 a.m.

Department Reports

Ronnebaum advised the board that:

• He spoke to three different landowners about the replacement of Bridge D-5, which lies between sections 9 and 10 of Berwick Township. Ronnebaum stated that all three of these landowners were in agreement with the replacement of this bridge.

• He recently ordered more tubes.

• The county needs to make a payment of $24,616.20 toward the new baler for the Recycling Center in order for the company to continue to build the new baler. The Commissioners advised Ronnebaum to pay for this out of the Capital Outlay Fund.

• He has had the guys hauling rock on county roads and also hauling chips for use this summer when sealing county roads.

• He would like to hold off on the transfer from the Road and Bridge Fund to the Special Machinery Fund at this time.

• Haverkamp received a right-of-way easement request from Blue Valley Telecommunications to bore under the intersection of F Road and 120th Road.

The commissioners approved the right-of-way easement request with Blue Valley Telecommunications. Commissioners signed the request as presented.

Sheriff Rich Vernon advised the board that:

• They are currently holding eight inmates in the jail.

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

• The accident report is completed from the accident that Jerry Birdsley was involved in recently. Vernon said that this report will be sent to the county’s insurance company. Vernon said this patrol car is still in service at this time, because most of the damage to the vehicle is cosmetic.

• Epoxy Coating Specialists will begin the flooring replacement project at the Sheriff’s Office tomorrow. Vernon said that this project will be done in at least two different phases.

Also at the meeting:

The board reviewed and approved the minutes from the March 26 meeting.

The board reviewed vouchers submitted by the different departments that were paid at the end of March. The commissioners approved to pay vouchers and warrants for March 2018 as presented.

Henry signed add/abate orders as presented.

The next regularly scheduled meeting was held Monday, April 9. These minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.

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