Nemaha County Commission 9.17.18

The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, Sept. 17, 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.

Department Reports

Ronnebaum advised the board that:

• He will probably have his crew haul sand and salt back to the county soon.

• Bridge D-5 north of Berwick was finished and opened up last week.

• They received a complaint last week about the condition of W Road north of Highway 36. Ronnebaum said that he had his crew do a little blade patching on this road, but doesn’t want to spend too much money on this road since the county would like to redo it next year.

• They have been hauling rock on 24th Road near Tire Cutters.

• The crew has started work on Bridge BC-1 near Bern.

• He plans to order six new patrol tires and some new truck tires as well.

• He would like to move Dustin Boeckman in the Road and Bridge Department to the next step on the pay scale. Commissioners agreed to increase Boeckman’s pay from $16.09 per hour to $16.24 per hour, effective Aug. 21.

Ronnebaum later came back before the board to ask commissioners about the brand of tires that he should order.

Sheriff Rich Vernon advised the board that:

• He has hired Derek Lybarger and Steven Guynn to fill the two open Correction Officer positions in the Sheriff’s Office. Lybarger began work for the county on Sept. 12, at a rate of pay of $13.71 per hour. Guynn will begin work for the county on Sept. 19, at a rate of pay of $13.71 per hour.

• They are currently holding 11 inmates in the jail, which includes one inmate from Jackson County.

County Attorney Brad Lippert came before the board. Commissioners let Lippert know that a representative from NextEra Energy Resources is on next week’s agenda at 10:30 a.m.

Also at the meeting:

The board reviewed and approved the minutes from the Sept. 10 meeting. The board reviewed vouchers submitted by the different departments that were paid at the middle of September.

The next regularly scheduled meeting was held on Monday, Sept. 24. Those minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.

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