Nemaha County Commission 9.10.18

Submitted by Mary Kay Schultejans, County Clerk

The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, Sept. 10, 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.

Commissioners called and spoke to Rachel Whitten at the State about the grand opening ceremony to be held on Oct. 2 at the new Driver’s License Office in Seneca.

Tanner Yost and John Riggins came before the board on behalf of Kirkham Michael Consulting Engineers to speak to commissioners about serving as a liaison between Nemaha County and NextEra Energy Resources during construction of the Soldier Creek Wind Farm in Nemaha County. Ronnebaum and County Attorney Brad Lippert also were present for this discussion.

Department Reports

Ronnebaum advised the board that:

• A representative from BG Consultants, Inc. was present to have commissioners sign documents associated with the road sign replacement project planned for Nemaha County. Commissioners signed the documents as presented.

• He received bids for a new skid steer for the Solid Waste Department. Bids were received from Bruna Implement, Seneca Implement and Murphy Tractor. Following discussion, commissioners approved the bid from Bruna Implement for a 2019 Case SV280 skid steer in the amount of $14,600 with trade-in of the county’s current skid steer.

• Foley Equipment will be here on Sept. 26 to demo their new motor grader.

Senior Services/Public Transit Director Diane Yunghans came before the board to let commissioners know that she has hired Dick Kohake as a new relief driver for the Transportation Department, effective Sept. 11 at a rate of pay of $13.44 per hour.

Sheriff Rich Vernon advised the board that:

• They are currently holding eight inmates in the jail.

Also at the meeting:

The board reviewed and approved the minutes from the Sept. 4 meeting.

The next regularly scheduled meeting was held on Monday, Sept. 17. These minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.

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