Nemaha Co Commission approves trailer purchase

(KMZA)--The Nemaha County Commission, during their regular meeting Monday, approved the purchase of a new trailer for the road and bridge department.

Road and Bridge Supervisor Adam Kuckelman told commissioners he would like to replace the department's lowboy trailer.

Following discussion, the Commission voted 2-1 to approve the purchase of a Load King trailer at a cost of $89,441. Commissioner Jason Koch cast the lone dissenting vote.

In other business, Sheriff Rich Vernon informed Commissioners of several personnel changes.

Vernon said he has moved John Defore from a relief deputy to a full-time deputy, retro-active to May 21. Defore's salary will be increased from $20.50 an hour to $21.20 an hour.

Vernon said he has hired Kayla Spurgeon and Trenton Wisdom as dispatchers. Wisdom is to begin work June 14 and Spurgeon on June 15. Both will be paid $17 an hour.

Vernon also informed Commissioners that Bethany Kenworthy has resigned her position as a dispatcher, effective June 2.

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