Nemaha County Commission 7.9.2018

Submitted by Mary Kat Schultejans, County Clerk

The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, July 9, 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.

Doug Metzger called in to speak to commissioners about road issues throughout the county.

Brad Burnett with Intelligent Roofing Solutions came before the board to speak to commissioners about repairing any hail damage that recently was sustained to county buildings. Commissioners agreed to allow this company to take another look at a couple of Nemaha County buildings that did receive some hail damage recently.

2019 Budget

Teresa McAnerney, Kylee Luckeroth, David Key and Nancy Gafford came before the board on behalf of Northeast Kansas Enterprise Facilitation to request continued financial support from the county for their 2019 budget and to ask for another three-year commitment from the county as well. The county has appropriated $3,000 per year to this organization for the past three years.

Department Reports

Ronnebaum advised the board that:

• Bergkamp Construction is finished with work on the Sabetha-Wetmore Road. Ronnebaum said that his crew will be sealing this road soon.

• The crew has the south side of Bridge D-5 north of Berwick built, and will be moving to the north side.

• Haverkamp received a right-of-way easement request from Housley Communications for cable to be laid along 216th Road. Commissioners approved the right-of-way easement request with Housley Communications.

Sheriff Rich Vernon advised the board that:

• They are currently holding 13 inmates in the jail and one inmate at the Osawatomie State Hospital;

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

County Attorney Brad Lippert spoke with commissioners on a number of topics, including the following:

• Gave a review of the bridge maintenance agreement between Nemaha and Brown counties, and the commissioners approved it.

• Gave an update on the tax sale to be held soon in Nemaha County.

• Getting the glass doors and windows tinted in the annex area of the courthouse.

Also at the meeting:

Commissioners reviewed a quote from Eisenbarth Plumbing to either repair or replace the air conditioning unit at the Nemaha County Training Center Building in Seneca. Commissioners approved the quote in the amount of $1,646 to repair the air conditioning unit.

Commissioners signed a letter of support for the Nemaha Valley Health Care Foundation’s application for a Community Tax Credit Grant as presented.

Chairman Henry signed the Nemaha County Quarterly Financial Statement for the quarter ending June 30 as presented.

The board reviewed and approved minutes from the July 2 meeting. The board reviewed vouchers submitted by the different departments to be paid at the middle of July.

The next regularly scheduled meeting was held on Monday, July 16. These minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.

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