Nemaha County Commission 12.26.18

Submitted by Mary Kay Schultejans, County Clerk

The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 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 and Office Clerk Kristina Talkington, and County Clerk Mary Kay Schultejans recording the minutes.

County Attorney Brad Lippert came before the board. Commissioners spoke to Lippert about changes they would like to make to the Nemaha County Employee Handbook for 2019.

Commissioners reviewed a first draft of the Nemaha County 2019 Reorganization suggesting further changes to be made to the document before it is approved.

Department Reports

Ronnebaum advised the board that:

• He would like to hire Michael Love as a patrol operator in the Road and Bridge Department. Ronnebaum introduced Love to commissioners. Love will begin work for the county today at a starting pay of $14.76 per hour.

• He will still need to hire another patrol operator at some time in the future.

Commissioners agreed to also replace the north door of the west entrance of the courthouse as well at an additional estimated cost of $1,500 through Jim Hill’s Paint, Glass, and Hardware.

Also at the meeting:

The commissioners approved the appointment of Sam Hutfles as the Marion Township Trustee upon the recommendation of the other Marion Township Officials. Commissioners signed the appointment letter as presented.

The commissioners appointed Brad Lippert to the NEK-CAP Board of Directors for 2019. Commissioners signed the appointment letter as presented.

The board reviewed and approved the minutes from the Dec. 17 meeting.

Chairman Dennis Henry signed add/abate orders as presented.

The next regularly scheduled meeting was held Monday, Dec. 31. These minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.

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