Governing Body: Nemaha County Commission

Submitted by 

Mary Kay Schultejans

County Clerk

The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, Jan. 4, in the Commissioners’ Room of the Nemaha County Courthouse. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Tim Burdiek leading the flag salute. Present also were Commissioners Dennis Henry and Gary Scoby, 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:

• the 10-wheelers are ready to spread sand and salt when necessary. Ronnebaum stated that they will continue to haul rock where needed at this time with the belly dump trucks.

• they need to do something with the Goff-Oneida Road again sometime soon.

Emergency Preparedness Director Russel Lierz advised the board that:

• the State of Kansas sent Nemaha County Community Health Services three pallets of hand sanitizer. Lierz said that he is helping Jane Sunderland to distribute this supply to the community.

Sheriff Rich Vernon advised the board that:

• they are currently holding 11 inmates in the jail.

• they booked five individuals into the jail this past week.

• the body armor recently approved for his deputies and for the ambulances in the county has been ordered at this time.

Also at the meeting:

The board reviewed and approved the minutes from the Monday, Dec. 28, 2020, meeting. 

The commissioners approved the  SPARK reimbursements for December in the amount of $661,245.12. 

The board reviewed and approved the warrants and to pay the vouchers submitted by the different departments that were paid at the end of December. 

County Attorney Brad Lippert and commissioners again spoke about the process required to close a portion of a township road in Nemaha County. Lippert let commissioners know that he has reviewed the agreement for service and the lease agreement submitted by the Nemaha County Training Center and will follow up with Director Susan Futscher regarding these documents. 

Lippert requested an executive session with Commissioners. The commissioners decided to hold a 20-minute executive session until 12:30 p.m. to discuss a legal matter with their counsel. Present for the executive session was the Board of Commissioners and County Attorney Lippert. The meeting returned to open session at 12:30 p.m. with no action taken by the board following the executive session.

The next regularly scheduled meeting was held Monday, Jan.11. These minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.

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