Nemaha County Commission

Submitted by Mary Kay Schultejans County Clerk

The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, June 11, 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 was Commissioner Tim Burdiek, Road and Bridge/Solid Waste Supervisor Dennis Ronnebaum, Office Manager Kathy Haverkamp and County Clerk Mary Kay Schultejans recording the minutes. Commissioner Gary Scoby was absent.

The commissioners spoke by phone to Phil Boeding with Eisenbarth Plumbing about sewer backup issues at the Nemaha County Community Building and about heating/cooling issues at the offices in the Pioneer Building.

Department Reports

Ronnebaum advised the board that:

• He took care of several odd and end things last week.

• AHRS Construction would like a couple of grates made and installed on the west side of the Pioneer Building where they recently added concrete parking.

• Haverkamp received a right-of-way easement request from JBN Telephone Company to bore under 124th Road in Capioma Township. Commissioners approved the right-of-way easement request with JBN Telephone Company.

Anne Rowland called in and spoke to commissioners about the condition of the Sabetha-Wetmore Road. Road and Bridge/Solid Waste Ronnebaum and Haverkamp also were present for this discussion.

Noxious Weed/Emergency Preparedness Director Todd Swart advised the board that they recently sprayed the roadsides in a couple of townships and have sold chemical to a couple of other townships in order for them to do their own spraying. Also, Swart said the department’s new pickup came in and is up and running at this time.

Sheriff Rich Vernon advised the board that there are currently 16 inmates being held in the jail, and six individuals were booked into the jail this past week.

County Attorney Brad Lippert came before the board. Lippert let commissioners know that he is reviewing the Agreement for Capital Assistance Funds between Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) and Nemaha County for the new Senior Services Transit/Nutrition Center Building.

Budget Requests

Lee Copeland, Dana Schmelzle and Jim Dobbins came before the board on behalf of the Nemaha County Conservation District to request funding from Nemaha County for their 2019 budget. This group is requesting $35,000 from the county for 2019, which is the same amount that was levied for this entity for 2018.

Ross Mosteller, Sam Rottinghaus, Deb Henry and Tom Strahm came before the board on behalf of the Nemaha County Fair Board to request funding from Nemaha County for their 2019 budget. This group is requesting $24,700 from the county for 2019, which is an increase of $1,000 over what was levied for this entity for 2018.

Also at the meeting:

The board reviewed vouchers submitted by the different departments to be paid at the middle of June.

Chairman Henry signed add/abate orders as presented.

The board reviewed and approved the minutes from the June 4 meeting.

The commissioners met Monday, June 18. The minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.

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