Nemaha County Commission

Submitted by Mary Kay Schultejans Nemaha County Clerk

The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, June 4, 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

Road and Bridge/Solid Waste Supervisor Dennis Ronnebaum advised the board that he had spoken to Bergkamp Construction about the possibility of doing another four-mile stretch on the Sabetha-Wetmore Road this summer. Ronnebaum said that Bergkamp Construction will provide an estimate for this work. Later in the meeting, Ronnebaum and Haverkamp came back before the board to share the bid from Bergkamp Construction to redo another four mile stretch of the Sabetha-Wetmore Road. No decision was made concerning this issue at this time.

Sheriff Rich Vernon and Undersheriff Bob Cross advised the board that they are currently holding 13 inmates in the jail, and six individuals were booked into the jail this past week.

Vernon and Cross also reported to commissioners that they have hired Lisa Copeland as Jail Administrator. She began work for the county on June 4 at a rate of pay of $16.34 per hour.

Vernon and Cross requested an executive session with commissioners to discuss employee retention of non-elected personnel. Present for the 15-minute executive session were the commissioners, Vernon, Cross and Schultejans. No binding action was taken following the executive session.

County Attorney Brad Lippert came before the board. Lippert made commissioners aware of some items contained in the new lease agreement for the Driver’s License Office in Seneca. Commissioners directed Lippert to ask for a couple of modifications to the lease agreement before it is approved.

Also at the meeting:

The board reviewed and approved the minutes from the May 29 meeting.

Chairman Henry signed the Single Source Bid Waiver letter for the Bern Fire District No. 4 Community Development Block Grant as presented.

The board reviewed and approved warrants and vouchers submitted by the different departments that were paid at the end of May.

These minutes are unofficial until approved by the Board of Commissioners at their next meeting. The next regularly scheduled meeting was held at 9 a.m. Monday, June 11. These minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.

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