Nemaha County Commission 09.19.2022
Mary Kay Schultejans
The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, Sept. 19, in the Commissioner’s Room of the Nemaha County Courthouse. The meeting was called to order with Co-Chairman Jason Koch leading the flag salute. Present also was Commissioner Gary Scoby and County Clerk Mary Kay Schultejans recording the minutes. Chairman Dylan Keim was absent from today’s meeting.
Senior Services/Public Transit Director Tammy Epple came before the board to let the commissioners know that transportation driver Tom Krueger is resigning his position with the county effective Oct. 3. Epple stated she would like to advertise for another full-time driver for the Sabetha area and possibly another relief driver to work in both Seneca and Sabetha. The board agreed to allow Epple to advertise for both of these positions at this time.
Emergency Preparedness Director Eddie Aldrine advised the board that:
• He attended a conference in Mulvane last week.
• If the county is awarded a grant for weather radios, the county would have to pay for 25 percent of the total cost of the radios.
• They need to continue to think about what space they would use as an Emergency Operations Center in the case of an emergency in the county.
• There is a foreign animal disease response training coming up in Marysville that is open to elected officials.
Undersheriff Bob Cross advised the board that:
• They are currently holding 10 inmates in the jail.
• They picked up an inmate yesterday on a Thomas County warrant. Cross stated that Thomas County will be coming to get this inmate soon.
• He wanted the commissioners to look at an issue that they are having with the sidewalk in front of the Law Enforcement Center.
County Attorney Brad Lippert came before the board. Treasurer Janell Niehues came in and asked Lippert to review a lease agreement that she received from Lineage for a new postage machine. Lippert stated that the agreement looked fine and had no further business to discuss with the commissioners at this time.
Also at the meeting:
Galen Ackerman with the Nemaha County Planning Commission came before the board to share with the commissioners the advertising budget that they plan to utilize in making residents aware of the citizen survey that will be sent out soon by this organization. The board approved the budget.
The board approved the minutes from the Sept. 12 meeting.
The next regularly scheduled meeting was held Monday, Sept. 26. These minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.