Nemaha County Commission 03.11.2024

Submitted by

Mary Kay Schultejans

County Clerk

The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, March 11, in the Commissioner’s Room of the Nemaha County Courthouse. The meeting was called to order with Co-Chairman Dylan Keim leading the flag salute. Present also were commissioner Jason Koch, County Administrator Mike Miller, and County Clerk Mary Kay Schultejans recording the minutes. Chairman Ben Glace was absent from today’s meeting. Pastor Curtis Knapp, with the New Hope Baptist Church in Seneca, led those present in an opening prayer to begin the meeting this morning.

Department Reports

Road and Bridge/Solid Waste Supervisor Adam Kuckelman advised the board that:

• He received estimates for rock and tubes for B4 Road that he shared with the board due to the closing of B Road by KDOT.

• He received a right-of-way easement request from Blue Valley Telecommunications for work to be done near 120th Road and C Road. The commissioners signed the request form as presented.

• Kuckelman purchased treated lumber to replace the bed on a truck in the Road and Bridge Department.

• A tilt cylinder was replaced on one of the motor graders. Kuckelman stated that this cost was covered as the motor grader was still under warranty at this time.

Miller updated the commissioners on several items that he has been looking into.

Sheriff Rich Vernon came before the board to speak to the commissioners about recent purchases out of the capital outlay funds earmarked for the Law Enforcement Center. Vernon also spoke to the board about the prescription drug coverage that employees now have under the plan with Aetna. He stated that some prescriptions are now covered that were not covered before. He also spoke about the vacancies in the Sheriff’s office over the past four months.

The board reviewed vouchers submitted by the different departments and approved to have them be paid on March 12.

Also at the meeting:

No one came before the board to speak during today’s open public forum.

The board set the agenda for today’s meeting with County Administrator Miller. The board approved the agenda for March 11 as presented.

The board reviewed and approved the minutes as amended from the March 4 meeting.

The board approved the transfer of funds to pay for the HVAC work done at the Kansas Legal Services Office out of the Capital Outlay Fund instead of the Pioneer Building Account of the General Fund.

The board approved the payment of KCCA dues in the amount of $544.68.

The next regularly scheduled meeting was held on Monday, March 18. These minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.

 

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