Nemaha County Commission

Submitted by Mary Kay Schultejans County Clerk

The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, July 16, 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.

Brad Burnett with Intelligent Roofing Solutions came before the board to let commissioners know what he found out after looking at the roofs of the Nemaha County Training Center in Seneca and the Nemaha County Community Building. Burnett is recommending that the county submit a proof of loss document to the county’s insurance company to try to get the roof of the NCTC building fully replaced.

Department Reports

Present for the quarterly Department Head meeting were commissioners, Schultejans, Ronnebaum, Noxious Weed/Emergency Preparedness Director Todd Swart, Treasurer Janell Niehues, Register of Deeds Roxann Holthaus, Appraiser Betty Roeder, Senior Services/Public Transit Director Diane Yunghans, Attorney Brad Lippert and Sheriff Rich Vernon. Discussion was held concerning improvements made to the Nemaha County Community Building, the upcoming fair parade, changes to the courthouse doors, landscaping at the courthouse, and the chiller at the courthouse.

Ronnebaum advised the board that:

• Crews are making progress on Bridge D-5 north of Berwick.

• He wanted to update commissioners regarding the sign replacement project in Nemaha County. Ronnebaum let commissioners know where they are at in the process at this time.

Sheriff Vernon advised the board that:

• Everything is running smoothly at this time in his office.

• They are currently holding 12 inmates in the jail.

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

Yunghans came before the board to let commissioners know that Shari Eisenbise is interested in serving on the Nemaha County Advisory Council. Commissioners approved the appointment of Eisenbise to the Nemaha County Advisory Council to fill a vacant seat on this board.

Yunghans let commissioners know that she plans to apply for a grant for the purchase of another van for use by the Transportation Department.

Yunghans also let commissioners know that almost all of the vehicles in her fleet received hail damage earlier this summer. Yunghans said that the hail damage is minimal enough that she does not plan to repair any of the vehicles at this time.

Budget Requests

Vernon submitted his budget request of $1,600,000 for 2019, which is an increase of $105,000 over what was levied for the Sheriff’s Office for 2018.

Yunghans presented her 2019 budget requests to commissioners for their review. She is requesting $118,000 for the Title III C-2 Fund, $208,000 for the Title III C-1 Fund, $231,000 for the Transportation Fund, $11,000 for the Inmate Meal Fund, $25,000 for the Meals on Wheels Fund, and $223,000 for the Nemaha County Aging Fund.

Also at the meeting:

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

The board reviewed and approved the minutes from the July 9 meeting.

The commissioner met on Monday, July 23. These minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.

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