Nemaha County Commission 10.9.18
Submitted by Mary Kay Schultejans, County Clerk
The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 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.
Galen Ackerman came before the board to ask commissioners what their time table is for the formulation of a PILOT agreement with NextEra Energy Resources for the Soldier Creek Wind Farm in Nemaha County. Commissioners advised Ackerman that they would like to have this agreement in place by the end of 2018 or the beginning of 2019. Discussion was also held concerning who might be interested in serving on a committee to provide information to Commissioners during the formulation of the PILOT agreement.
Deb Henry with the Nemaha County 4-H Program and several Nemaha County 4-H Ambassadors (Thomas Edelman, Matthew Stallbaumer, Madeline Rogers, Cheyan Rokey, Kortney Plattner, Leah Renyer, Shayna Strahm and Courtney Huerter) came before the board to make commissioners aware of some of the activities and events that the ambassadors are involved with throughout the year. Following discussion, it was approved that Oct. 7-13 is National 4-H Week in Nemaha County. Commissioners signed the proclamation as presented.
Ronnebaum advised the board that:
• He had to do a relocate for a tube on W Road near Renyer’s.
• They will need to haul more rock on county roads as soon as the weather allows.
• Employees are still working on Bridge BC-1.
•The new baler for the Recycling Center is up and running at this time.
Treasurer Janell Niehues came before the board and requested an executive session with commissioners. A 10-minute executive session was held to discuss the leave of non-elected personnel. Present for the executive session was Niehues, Schultejans and the Board of Commissioners. The meeting returned to open session with no action taken by the board following the executive session.
Sheriff Rich Vernon advised the board that:
• They are currently holding 20 inmates in the jail, but this includes one inmate being held for Jackson County and four inmates being held for Douglas County.
• His office had a relatively quiet weekend.
County Attorney Brad Lippert spoke with commissioners about beginning to formulate a PILOT agreement with NextEra Energy Resources. Lippert said he will get in touch with the representative from NextEra Energy Resources to try to get the process started.
Also at the meeting:
The board reviewed and approved the minutes from the Oct. 1, meeting. Chairman Henry signed the Nemaha County Quarterly Financial Statement for the quarter ending Sept. 30, as presented.
Commissioners approved Resolution 2018-3, setting the date of a public hearing at which commissioners will consider the adoption of the renewal of the City of Seneca’s Neighborhood Revitalization Plan. The public hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29.
The commissioners will not meet the week of Oct. 15, due to their attendance at the annual Kansas Association of Counties meeting. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held at 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22.