Nemaha County Commission 7.2.2018

Submitted by Mary Kay Schultejans, County Clerk

The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, July 2, 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.

Nancy Gafford with Rural Development Association of Northeast Kansas came before the board to present to commissioners the minutes from the recent meeting held to review the Regional Solid Waste Management and Disposal Plan for Nemaha and Brown Counties. Following review, the board accepted the review of the Regional Solid Waste Management and Disposal Plan for Nemaha and Brown counties.

County Attorney Brad Lippert let the commissioners know what he found out after speaking with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment this past week concerning corporate swine production facilities in Nemaha County. Following discussion, commissioners decided to take no action on a resolution concerning this issue.

Department Reports

Ronnebaum advised the board that:

• He needed a signature from the board on the application for Department of the Army Permit for the replacement of Bridge M-40 in the City of Centralia. The board authorized Burdiek to sign this application, since he was listed as the applicant on the permit.

• He received a three-year warranty from Coughlin Company for the work recently done on J Road south of Seneca.

• He would like to have an interlocal agreement signed between Nemaha County and Brown County for the replacement of Bridge P-41 in section 25 of Granada Township. Ronnebaum presented an agreement to commissioners for their review. The commissioners stated that they would have Lippert review the agreement.

Noxious Weed/Emergency Preparedness Director Todd Swart advised the board that:

• He is requesting the same amount of money for his 2019 budget as was levied for his 2018 budget. This amount is $311,170 for the Noxious Weed Department and $39,900 for the Emergency Preparedness Department.

• They recently sprayed near the county shop in Corning.

Sheriff Rich Vernon advised the board that:

• The second new patrol car is up and running on the road at this time.

• Lane Bachamp, a corrections officer for Nemaha County, will be moving from full-time employment to relief employment effective July 29.

• They are currently holding 15 inmates in the jail.

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

• They recently picked up a prisoner in Lancaster, Neb., and brought them back to be held in the Nemaha County Jail.

• Jerry Birdsley’s old patrol car is being repaired now before being turned over to Nemaha Valley Motors as a trade-in for his new patrol car.

Commissioners asked Lippert to review the agreement presented by Ronnebaum between Nemaha County and Brown County for the replacement of Bridge P-41 in section 25 of Granada Township.

Commissioners also spoke to Lippert about the county’s current policy concerning employee mileage reimbursement.

Also at the meeting:

The board reviewed an updated quote from SBS Insurance Agency for insurance coverage for the county for the policy year beginning July 1. The board approved the quote in the amount of $161,174.

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

The board reviewed and approved the minutes from the June 25 meeting.

The next regularly scheduled meeting was held on Monday, July 9. These minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.

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