Nemaha County Commission 4.8.19

Submitted by Mary Kay Schultejans, County Clerk

The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, April 8, in the Commissioner’s Room of the Nemaha County Courthouse. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Gary Scoby leading the flag salute. Present also were commissioners Tim Burdiek and Dennis Henry, Road and Bridge/Solid Waste Supervisor Dennis Ronnebaum and Office Assistant Kristina Talkington, and County Clerk Mary Kay Schultejans recording the minutes.

Lynn Niehues with Three Rivers, Inc. came before the board to update commissioners on the recent activities of this organization in the counties that they serve in Northeast Kansas.

Department Reports

Ronnebaum advised the board that:

• They have been hauling a lot of rock on county roads.

• He now has cold patch on hand to use on some of the chip and seal roads where needed.

• He has had to block off a few bridges along township roads throughout the county.

• He received a quote from Hall Brothers to put a three inch overlay on 146th Road from Highway 63 west to the viaduct. Ronnebaum shared this quote with commissioners. Commissioners made no decision regarding this issue at this time.

Sheriff Rich Vernon advised the board that:

• He has hired Devin O’Neil as a corrections officer for Nemaha County. O’Neil started work for the county on March 27 at a rate of pay of $14.06 per hour.

• They are currently holding 17 inmates in the jail.

• They booked nine individuals into the jail over the weekend.

• The new Durango is now in and being prepared for the road.

• The Undersheriff’s patrol vehicle is now back in service.

• Several of his employees will be using vacation hours over the next few months before their July 1 deadline.

Senior Services/Public Transit Administrative Assistant Marie Weaver let commissioners know that they have hired Donald Hulsing as a relief driver for the Transportation Department. Hulsing will begin work for the county on April 10 at a rate of pay of $13.79 per hour.

Weaver also let commissioners know that Brian Olberding is interested in serving on the Nemaha County Advisory Council. Commissioners appointed Brian Olberding to fill a vacant seat on the Nemaha County Advisory Council.

Also at the meeting:

The board reviewed and approved the minutes from the April 1 meeting.

Chairman Gary Scoby signed the Nemaha County Quarterly Financial Statement for the quarter ending March 31, 2019, as presented.

County Attorney Brad Lippert came before the board. Commissioners asked Lippert about procedural issues for the upcoming public hearings to be held to consider approval of the term sheet with NextEra Energy Resources.

The next regularly scheduled meeting was held on Monday, April 15. These minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.

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