Nemaha County Commission 4.16.18

Submitted by Mary Kay Schultejans, County Clerk

The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, April 16, 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 County Clerk Mary Kay Schultejans recording the minutes.

A representative from BG Consultants, Inc. came before the board to let commissioners know that the county’s application has been accepted for a $445,600 grant to update and replace all of the road signs along county roads south of U.S. Highway 36 in Nemaha County. The county has no monetary obligation with this grant. Ronnebaum and Haverkamp also were present for this discussion.

Department Reports

Ronnebaum advised the board that:

• He has crews hauling rock and blading roads at this time.

Sheriff Rich Vernon advised the board that:

• They are currently holding nine inmates in the jail.

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

Senior Services/Public Transit Director Diane Yunghans came before the board to let commissioners know that she received official notification that Nemaha County was awarded a $390,000 building facility grant. Yunghans also said that she requested the Pioneer Building site as her first preference for the site of the new facility. She discussed the plans for the new facility with commissioners. Commissioners advised Yunghans to get a traffic analysis done at the Pioneer Building location (which is a requirement of the grant) and to try to get a closer estimate of the cost of the new facility to bring before commissioners before a decision is made concerning whether or not to proceed with the building of this new facility.

Lippert let commissioners know where he is in the tax sale process and asked commissioners to sign a petition to initiate the tax sale. The tax sale petition was approved and signed.

Schultejans, Ronnebaum, Vernon, Yunghans, Treasurer Janell Niehues, Noxious Weed/Emergency Preparedness Director Todd Swart, Deputy Register of Deeds Sharon Reinecke, District Court Clerk Amy Boeckman, Appraiser Betty Roeder and County Attorney Brad Lippert came before the board for a quarterly Department Head meeting with commissioners. Discussion was held concerning the status of flooring replacement projects that have already been approved, landscaping around county buildings, restroom facilities in county buildings, and the entrance doors at the courthouse.

Also at the meeting:

The board reviewed and approved the minutes from the April 9 meeting. Chairman Henry signed add/abate orders as presented. The board reviewed vouchers submitted by the different departments that were paid at the middle of April.

The next meeting was held on Monday, April 23. These minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.

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