Nemaha County Commission 6.18.18

Submitted by Mary Kay Schultejans, County Clerk

The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, June 18, 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:

• Bergkamp Construction is close to being done with work on the Sabetha-Wetmore Road.

• He ordered steel decking at a cost of just over $11,000 to replace the floor of Bridge L-12, which lies between sections 11 and 14 of Capioma Township.

• An area landowner granted an easement to the county for the replacement of Bridge D-5 north of Berwick. Ronnebaum said that the easement will be filed with the Register of Deeds Office.

Undersheriff Bob Cross advised the board that:

• They are currently holding 16 inmates in the jail and one inmate in the Jackson County Jail.

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

• One of the patrol vehicles sustained hail damage this past week.

Senior Services/Public Transit Administrative Assistant Marie Weaver came before the board to let commissioners know that Jane Henry resigned her position with the county effective May 29, due to health reasons. Weaver also requested a pay increase for Deb Haverkamp, who has worked for the county for one year now. Commissioners agreed to increase her pay from $13.97 per hour to $14.72 per hour, effective June 21.

Senior Services/Public Transit Director Diane Yunghans called in and spoke to commissioners by phone. Weaver and County Attorney Brad Lippert were also present for this discussion. Yunghans let commissioners know that she and the county attorney have both reviewed the contract and the letter of intent with Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) for the new Senior Services Transit/Nutrition Center Building. Following discussion, commissioners approved the Agreement for Capital Assistance Funds for the construction of the new Senior Services Transit/Nutrition Center Building, 2-1, with Scoby voting nay.

Lippert presented to commissioners the changes he made to the lease agreement for the Driver’s License Office in Seneca. Following discussion, commissioners approved the lease agreement with the changes incorporated by Lippert. Commissioners discussed renovations to be made to the room in the Pioneer Building that will become the new Driver’s License Office in Seneca. Improvements will be made regarding the flooring, heating/cooling and electrical components in this room.

Commissioners asked Lippert about the distribution of a Payment in Lieu of Taxes if made by a wind farm company to Nemaha County.

Also at the meeting:

Commissioners approved Henry as the voting delegate for the 2018 KAC Conference, Scoby as the first alternate for the 2018 KAC Conference and Burdiek as the second alternate for the 2018 KAC Conference.

The board reviewed and approved the minutes from the June 11 meeting. Scoby abstained from the vote due to his absence from the June 11 meeting.

The board reviewed vouchers submitted by the different departments that were paid at the middle of June.

Commissioners met on Monday, June 25. Those minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.

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