Jewell County Commissioners – October 16, 2017

The Jewell County Commissioners met October 16, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. with Commissioners, Mark Fleming, Steve Greene and Keith Roe present. Carla J. Waugh, County Clerk, was present for the meeting.

The minutes of the October 9, 2017 County Commissioners meeting were approved.

Don Jacobs, Sheriff, discussed operations. He reported on the demonstration provided at the Jewell Corn Show with the other agencies. Don said the Sheriff’s Department along with the Fire Department and State Exchange Bank will provide trick or treat bags and glows sticks to the elementary students.

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Gail Bartley, Noxious Weed Director, discussed spraying.

Steve Greene moved and Mark Fleming seconded to appoint Keith Roe as the voting delegate for the 2017 Annual KCAMP meeting and Mark Fleming as the alternate voting delegate. Motion passed unanimously.

Carla Waugh, Jewell County Clerk, discussed election worker pay.

Joel Elkins, General Superintendent, reported on operations. The Commissioners reported road concerns. Joel discussed specs for a dump truck with a salt spreader.

Kelly Leister, BCBS of Kansas Representative, reviewed the health insurance renewal for 2018 with a 2% decrease on the current grandfathered plan. Steve Greene moved and Mark Fleming seconded to approve the 2018 BCBS of Kansas Health Insurance renewal. Motion passed unanimously.

Ronald β€œFrosty” Clegg discussed a property from a tax sale and wants to know when it will be for sale again.

Larry Sharp, KCAMP Representative, reviewed Jewell County’s usage report for the value-added services.

Casey Frasier, Foley Equipment, stopped by to visit with the Commissioners.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:10 a.m.


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Derek Nester
Derek Nester
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2020 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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