Nemaha County Commission 7.30.18

Submitted by Mary Kay Schultejans, County Clerk

The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, July 30, in the Commissioner’s Room of the Nemaha County Courthouse. The meeting was called to order by Co-Chairman Gary Scoby 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. Chairman Dennis Henry was absent.

Nancy Gafford with Rural Development Association of Northeast Kansas came before the board to have commissioners review and sign the semi-annual Microloan Report due to the Kansas Department of Commerce. Scoby signed the report as presented.

Scoby signed a contract with Young Backhoe & Trenching, Inc. and with B & T Contracting, LLC as presented for work to be done on the Bern Fire District No. 4 CDBG grant project.

Nat Drucker with Invenergy came before the board to introduce himself to commissioners. Invenergy and Next Era Energy Resources are the two wind farm companies working to establish a wind farm in Nemaha County.

Department Reports

Ronnebaum advised the board that:

• Some repairs are needed on the chip spreader, but they expect to be sealing county roads again soon.

• The crew did get Bridge D-5 poured last week.

• He plans to meet with a representative from the wind farm later today to talk about road right of way widths in certain places in the county.

Noxious Weed/Emergency Preparedness Director Todd Swart advised the board that he has crews painting fuel tanks at this time.

Sheriff Rich Vernon advised the board that:

• There are currently 12 inmates being held in the jail.

• He has not yet filled two correction officer positions in his office at this time.


District Court Clerk Amy Boeckman came before the board to answer questions Commissioners had concerning her 2019 budget request from Nemaha County. Following discussion, Scoby signed the 2019 District Court budget as presented in the amount of $75,468.

Also at the meeting:

The board reviewed and approved the minutes from the July 23 meeting. The board reviewed vouchers submitted by the different departments to be paid at the end of July.

The next regularly scheduled meeting was held on Monday, Aug. 6. These minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.

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