Nemaha County Commission

Submitted by Mary Kay Schultejans County Clerk

The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, May 29, 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.

Department Reports

Ronnebaum advised the board that:

• He recently talked to Pottawatomie County again about the replacement of Bridge Q-52, which lies on the Nemaha-Pottawatomie County line. Ronnebaum said that the total cost of the project has increased, so both Nemaha County’s and Pottawatomie County’s share of the cost will increase.

• He will still be working with Coughlin Company concerning the J Road project south of Seneca. Ronnebaum said that he is not happy with certain aspects of how this road turned out.

Sheriff Rich Vernon advised the board that:

• His office had a busy holiday weekend.

• They are currently holding 17 inmates in the jail.

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

• His office responded to a missing toddler call last week southeast of Corning.

• One of the new patrol cars is now in and is up and running at this time. Vernon said that the second new patrol car should be in soon.

• Midwest Coating came and looked at the roof issue at the new jail. Vernon said that Midwest Coating has taken care of the issue at this time.

• He needed an executive session with commissioners. Commissioners held a 10-minute executive session until 10:40 a.m. to discuss the hiring of non-elected personnel. Also present for the session were Vernon and Schultejans. The meeting returned to open session at 10:40 a.m. with no action taken by the board following the executive session.

Kevin Fulton with the Kansas Department of Revenue called in and spoke to commissioners about the modifications needing to be made to the room at the Pioneer Building that the Seneca Driver’s License Office will move into.

Commissioners called and spoke to Brent Haverkamp with B&T Contracting about doing the electrical work needing to be done in the room at the Pioneer Building for the Seneca Driver’s License Office.

Also at the meeting:

The board reviewed and approved the minutes from the May 21 meeting. The board reviewed vouchers submitted by the different departments to be paid at the end of May.

The next regularly scheduled meeting was held on Monday, June 4. These minutes were not available at the Herald’s press time.

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