Nemaha County Commission

Submitted by Mary Kay Schultejans County Clerk

The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, April 9, 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 Deputy County Clerk DeAnn Koch recording the minutes.

Alice Lackey with the Nemaha County Training Center discussed a proposed change order to the flooring replacement project at the Seneca Day Services Building. Following discussion, commissioners approved the change order in the amount of $1,250 to add a couple of storage rooms to the project as well. Chairman Henry signed the change order as presented.

Commissioners approved a change order to the flooring replacement project at the Nemaha County Sheriff’s Office to include the annex area between the Nemaha County Courthouse and the Law Enforcement Center in the amount of $1,250. The motion carried with all voting aye. Chairman Henry signed the change order as presented.

Debra Henry, Nemaha County 4-H Program Manager, spoke to commissioners about the Nemaha County Community Building kitchen renovation project. Henry also asked commissioners about redoing the flooring in the Fair Office at the same time as the kitchen flooring at the Community Building. Commissioners said that they would look into seeing if this could be done.

The commissioners spoke by phone to Jay Herrmann with AHRS Construction about concreting the parking area on the west side of the Pioneer Building.

Department Reports

Ronnebaum advised the board had nothing to report.

Noxious Weed/Emergency Preparedness Director Todd Swart advised the board that:

• The Northeast Kansas District Weed Directors meeting was recently held in Seneca.

• If his Emergency Preparedness Office was moved back to the courthouse, he would need to put up a tower again at the courthouse for radio communications.

County Attorney Brad Lippert discussed with commissioners a draft amendment to the lease agreement between the Nemaha County Commission and the Kansas Department of Revenue for office space for the Driver’s License Office in Seneca.

Sheriff Rich Vernon advised the board that:

• They are currently holding seven inmates in the jail.

• His officers responded to a situation in Bern over the weekend.

• He plans to wait to repair Jerry Birdsley’s patrol car until they are ready to trade it in for the new patrol car recently ordered.

Also at the meeting:

The board reviewed and approved the minutes from the April 2, meeting.

Chairman Henry signed the Nemaha County Quarterly Financial Statement for the quarter ending March 31, 2018, as presented.

The commissioners approved a cereal malt beverage application from the Sacred Heart Church in order for them to have a beer garden at their annual church picnic. Chairman Henry signed the cereal malt beverage license as presented.

The next regularly scheduled meeting was held on Monday, April 16. These minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.

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