Governing Body: Nemaha County Commission
Submitted by Mary Kay Schultejans, Nemaha County Clerk
The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session at 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 20, 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.
Chairman Dennis Henry signed a contract with AHRS Construction, Inc., as presented for work to be done on the Bern Fire District No. 4 Community Development Block Grant project.
David Jasper and Virginia Freeze came before the board on behalf of Kanza Mental Health and Guidance Center, Inc. Jasper is the new director for Kanza. Jasper and Freeze updated commissioners concerning the recent and upcoming activities involving this organization in Nemaha County.
Melvin Baker came before the board to introduce himself to commissioners and let them know that he is running for the Kansas House of Representatives, 62nd District. Baker gave commissioners a questionnaire to complete and return to him, asking them about important issues in the district.
Ronnebaum advised the board that he has employees hauling rock right now. Also, he said the crew sealed the Community Building parking lot last week.
Sheriff Rich Vernon advised the board of the following items:
• There were issues at the new jail due to the rain received this past weekend. Vernon said that he will be speaking with AHRS Construction about what can be done to resolve these issues.
• Eleven inmates currently are being held in the jail.
• Six individuals were booked into the jail this past week.
County Attorney Brad Lippert came before the board. Commissioners had no county business to discuss with him at this time.
Also at the Meeting:
The board reviewed and approved the minutes from the Aug. 13 meeting.
The board reviewed vouchers submitted by the different departments that were paid at the middle of August.
These minutes are unofficial until approved by the Board of Commissioners at their next meeting. The next regularly scheduled meeting was held at 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 27. These minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.