Nemaha County Commission
Submitted by Mary Kay Schultejans, County Clerk
The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, Nov. 19, 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 was Commissioner Tim Burdiek, Road and Bridge/Solid Waste Supervisor Dennis Ronnebaum and Office Manager Kathy Haverkamp, and County Clerk Mary Kay Schultejans recording the minutes. Commissioner Gary Scoby was absent.
Commissioners drew a name to break the tie vote for Wetmore Township Clerk following the Nov. 6 General Election. Corey Bloom’s name was drawn, deeming him as being elected as the Wetmore Township Clerk.
Representatives from AT&T came before the board along with Terry Willyard and Derek Weigel with Network Computing Solutions to speak to Commissioners about changing to a new phone system at the Courthouse.
Krista Stallbaumer and Sarah Renyer came before the board on behalf of the Nemaha County United 4 Youth organization. Renyer reviewed the 2018-2019 budget with commissioners. The group stated that their goal is to be sustainable without any grant funding if necessary. They are requesting an appropriation of $6,500 per quarter from Nemaha County for 2019. Commissioners made no decision regarding this request at this time.
Spencer Jenkins and Marc Woods came before the board on behalf of NextEra Energy Resources to update commissioners concerning the development of the Soldier Creek Wind Farm in Nemaha County. County Attorney Brad Lippert, along with many local landowners, also were present for this discussion.
Ronnebaum advised the board that:
• He has closed Bridge R-41 in Red Vermillion Township.
• They hauled glass last week to Kansas City.
• Tthey are going to get a load of salt.
• He has several employees using vacation hours this week.
Sheriff Rich Vernon advised the board that:
• Three individuals were booked into the jail this past week.
• They are currently holding 12 inmates in the jail, three of which are being held for Douglas County.
• He is having a patrol car looked at right now with a possible engine issue.
• He has several employees using vacation time right now.
Also at the meeting:
Chairman Henry signed a notice as presented to be sent to the Harrison Township Board, letting them know that an application for a cereal malt beverage license was submitted to the county for a location in their township.
The board reviewed and approved the minutes from the Nov. 13 meeting.
The commissioners met Monday, Nov. 26. These minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.