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Board of Supervisors Minutes – August 25 & 26, 2015

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MINUTES

August 25, 2015

 

A meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Cuming, in the State of Nebraska was convened in open and public session at 9:00 a.m. on August 25, 2015, at West Point, Nebraska with all members present.

 

Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication on the County Website and in the Wisner News Chronicle, legal newspaper for Cuming County, two of the County’s designated methods for giving notice, a copy of the agenda being attached to these minutes.  Notice of this meeting was given in advance to the members of the Board of Supervisors and a copy of their acknowledgment of receipt of notice and the agenda are attached to these minutes.  Availability of the agenda was communicated in the advance notice and in the notice to the County Board of Supervisors of this meeting.  The Chairman of the Board publicly stated to all in attendance that a current copy of the “Nebraska Open Meetings Act” was posted at the entrance to the meeting room and the pamphlet form of the act is available upon request.  All proceedings hereafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was open to the attendance of the public.

 

The following correspondence was received by the Board; activities reports from extension educators for June 16th to August 15th, comments from the fair booth, notice of public hearing from Colfax County, Northeast Economic Development annual report and the 2015 annual traffic crash data report. All documents are available for public inspection at the County Clerk’s Office.

 

  1.   MINUTES

A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Meister to approve the minutes of the last meeting as read. All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

  1.   REPORTS

After reviewing revenue reports from the County Sheriff ($1,526.05), Clerk of Dist. Court ($2,042.88), Roads no report, Zoning no report, and County Clerk ($5,794.67), a motion was made by Wiechman and seconded by Ott to accept the reports and place on file.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

  1.  RECEIPTS

A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Meister  to approve $371,254.08 of miscellaneous Treasurer’s receipts and place on file.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Wiechman, Sill, Mutzenberger, Meister and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. BIDS FOR E911 PHONE HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE

Two bids were received for hardware and software for the E911 system and they tallied as follows; Emergency CallWorks, Inc. – $139,333.85; Racom Critical Communications – $103,086.00.

Three bids were received for a new radio console for the E911 system and they tallied as follows; Tri-State Communications – $122,498.00; Racom Critical Communications – $94,483.00; Motorola – $125,453.00; Two bids were received for furniture for the E911 system and they tallied as follows; XYBIX Systems, Inc. – $28,492.61; Racom Critical Communications – $47,855.20.  A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Sill to table awarding bids until the September 15th meeting.  All present vote yea in favor of said motion.

 

  1. COUNTY TAX SALES

The County Treasurer presented a list of properties which bear delinquent taxes.  A motion was made by Meister and seconded by Ott to order the County Treasurer to issue tax sale certificates to Cuming County on the said properties, all of which bears delinquent real estate taxes and/or delinquent special assessments, and the County Treasurer is further directed to deliver these tax sale certificates to the County Attorney for tax foreclosure as provided by law. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Wiechman, Sill, Mutzenberger, Meister and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. COUNTY GOVERNMENT DAY

A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Ross to approve $1000 of county funds for County Government Day.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Wiechman, Sill, Mutzenberger, Meister and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. LEVY ALLOCATION TO ENTITIES

Supervisor Mutzenberger, with a second by Supervisor Wiechman, moved the passage of Resolution 20150801, a resolution to set levy allocation to county entities. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Wiechman, Sill, Mutzenberger, Meister and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried. (A complete copy of Resolution 20150801 may be found in Resolution Book #1 Page 119.)

 

  1. RECESS AS A BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

At 11:00 a.m. a motion was made by Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger to recess as a Board of Supervisors and convene as a Board of Equalization.  All members present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

  1. DISCUSS EMPLOYEE HEALTH INSURANCE

At 11:30 a.m. the Board met with Craig Johnson and Shelly Sherlock, Holmes Murphy, to discuss the employee health insurance and wellness plan.  They were present to educate the Board on the various reports provided regarding the performance of the captive.  No formal action was taken.

 

The Board agreed to adjourn and reconvene the following morning at 9:00 a.m.

 

August 26, 2015

 

The Board met pursuant to the previous day’s business with all members present.  The Chairman restated that a current copy of the “Nebraska Open Meetings Act” is posted at the entrance and a pamphlet form of the act is available upon request.  The Board continued their meeting from the previous day by receiving the monthly action report from the Road Department.  Bernie Wiemann was present to discuss the increase traffic on the Howells blacktop road when Highway 15 is closed next summer.  No formal action was taken.

 

  1. PROGRAMS FOR HOMELESS AND ELDERLY

Time was scheduled on the agenda with NE Nebraska Community Action to discuss programs for the homeless and elderly.  No action was taken.

 

  1. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT 2015010

At 9:45 a.m. Chairman Tichota opened a public hearing to consider a request from Kenneth Batenhorst to separate an existing farmstead in Section 26 T23N R6E. No one was present to object to the permit which was recommended for approval by the planning commission and zoning administrator.  A motion was made by Ott and seconded by Wiechman to approve conditional use permit #2015010.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott and Tichota, yeas; nays, none; motion carried.

 

  1. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT 2015011

At 10:00 a.m. Chairman Tichota opened a public hearing to consider a request from Ronald Anderson to erect a 301-1000 AU swine confinement barn in Section 18 T24N R7E. No one was present to object to the permit which was recommended for approval by the planning commission and zoning administrator.  A motion was made by Wiechman and seconded by Mutzenberger to approve conditional use permit #2015011 with the condition that the facility receives DEQ approval and a survey of the proposed three to four acre tract is filed.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott and Tichota, yeas; nays, none; motion carried.

 

  1. TOWNSHIP BONDS

Official bonds from Dustin Sage, Wisner Township, Paul Coufal, Lincoln Township and Loren Wiese, Lincoln Township were presented for approval.  A motion was made by Ott and seconded by Sill to approve the bonds as presented. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott and Tichota, yeas; nays, none; motion carried.

 

  1. APPROVE INVENTORIES

The following inventories were presented to the Board of approval; E911, Road Dept, Sheriff, Treasurer, Mutual Aid Property, Veteran’s Service, Emergency Management, Board of Supervisors, Assessor, Computer Fund, County Court, Buildings & Grounds, Courtroom, Clerk, Juvenile Diversion, Extension, Attorney, Clerk of District Court, and Wisner, Cuming, Bancroft, Bismark, Cleveland, Blaine, Beemer, Lincoln, Monterey, Neligh, Garfield, Grant, Elkhorn, Logan and Sherman Townships.  A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Wiechman to approve the inventories as presented.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott and Tichota, yeas; nays, none; motion carried.

 

  1. MOTOR GRADER BIDS

Two bids were received for a new motor grader.  The bids with trade tallied as follows; Murphy Tractor & Equipment – John Deere model 772GP, $171,315.00; NMC Inc. – Caterpiller model 140M3 AWD, $215,800.00.  A motion was made by Tichota and seconded by Mutzenberger to purchase the John Deere for $171,315.00 with trade. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott and Tichota, yeas; nays, none; motion carried.

 

  1. QUOTES FOR INTERNET SERVICE

A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Wiechman to table a decision on internet service until the September 15th meeting.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

  1. APPROVE 1% INCREASE TO RESTRICTED FUNDS BASE FOR LID COMPUTATION

A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Wiechman to approve a 1% increase to the restricted funds base amount to compute the lid.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Sill, Ross, Mutzenberger, Wiechman, Ott and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.  (The additional 1% is allowed by statute with the approval of at least 75% of the members in the governing body.)

 

  1. SUBRECIPIENT AGREEMENT FOR CHILD SUPPORT SERVICES

A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Ross to authorize the Chairman to sign the subrecipient agreement for child support services.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Sill, Ross, Mutzenberger, Wiechman, Ott and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1.  APPROVE CLAIMS

A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Ott to approve the following claims except claim# 15080171, CenturyLink for $6,332.77; General payroll and reimbursements $104,771.61; Road payroll $32,914.79; Economic Development payroll & reimbursements $7,741.93; E911 payroll & reimbursements $16,126.33; Lincoln Financial 2240.89 co share supplemental ins, Ameritas Life Ins. 7151.63 co share retire, CC Clerk Insurance Account 33366.91 co share ins, F&M Bank 7646.34 co share soc sec, Adams Co. Sheriff 18.50 mental health bd expenses, Mark Albin 236.25 Mental Health bd expenses, Appeara 61.60 supplies, Apothecary 40.65 inmate meds, Bankers Adv Co 1045.00 advertising, Black Hills Energy 191.17 utilities, Daniel Bracht 4737.90 reimb, Burt Co. Court 3.00 copies, Burt Co. Sheriff 117.80 subpoena serv, Cardmember Serv 168.02 supplies, Central Valley Ag 211.37 fuel, CenturyLink 129.82 serv, City of West Point 10138.98 solid waste, City of Wisner 2779.66 solid waste, Clerk of Dist Ct 154.00 court costs, Julie Crandall 12.84 supplies, Cuming Co Clerk 18.53 postage, Cuming Co. Court 51.00 court costs, Cuming Co. Historical Society 200.00 mowing, Cuming Co. Sheriff 19.00 subpoena serv, IRS 46.00 excise tax, Thomas Donner 1020.00 ct apnt atny, Eakes Office 149.50 equip, James Egley 75.00 mental health bd expenses, Elite Computers 176.00 repairs, Les Feyerherm 18.40 mileage, Fillmore Co. Court 3.50 copies, Floor Maintenance 616.94 supplies, Ann Flood 50.00 mental health bd expenses, Franciscan Care Serv 568.00 blood tests, Goeken Auto 66.39 repairs, Francotyp-Postalia 263.97 postage, Greatamerica Financial 163.00 equip lease, HHS 93.00 institutional care, Alexis Heller 5.00 training expenses, Larry Howard 51.75 mileage, Jordan Howell 21.00 training expenses, Cole Jacobsen 15.00 training expenses, Johnson & Mock 2831.20 ct apnt atny, K&R Equip 32.14 repairs, Russell Kreikemeier 689.70 ct apnt atny, Alex Linder 5.00 training expenses, Sam Linder 5.00 training expenses, Mary Jo Lueckenhoff 28.25 supplies, Madison Co. Dist Ct 50.00 mental health bd expenses, Madison Co. Sheriff 200.00 prisoner bd, Mailfinance 417.00 postage, Mid America Enterprises 101.25 equip repairs, Mid America Towing 50.00 repairs, Microfilm Imaging 59.00 microfilming, Stuart Mills 637.50 ct apnt atny, MIPS 3092.35 computer support, Natl 4-H Council 24.90 supplies, NACO 25.00 subs, Nebr Dept of Labor 140.00 repairs, Nebr Public Health 105.00 blood tests, NE Juvenile Services 6488.75 inmate bd, Office Systems 310.00 equip maint, PetroMart 1212.13 fuel, Protrans 1200.00 transcription fee, Quality Printing 701.46 supplies, Radar Road Tec 175.00 repairs, Redfield & Co 393.31 supplies, Calby Ruskamp 5.00 training expenses, Nancy Schramm 50.00 mental health bd expenses, Debra Schroeder 12.50 mileage, Secretary of State 50.00 dues, Skywave Wireless 204.67 serv, Smidt Sanitation 45.00 serv, Alvin Sorensen 17.25 mileage, State of Nebr. 20.00 supplies, Michael Sullivan 50.00 mental health bd fees, Jessica Svoboda 5.00 training expenses, Kayla Svoboda 5.00 training expenses, Teeco 150.85 supplies, Telebeep Cellular 55.22 serv, Thomas & Thomas Ct Reporters 451.86 transcription fee, Thurston Co. Sheriff 8150.00 prisoner bd, Time Clock Deals 34.72 serv, United of Omaha 225.00 insurance premium, Verizon Wireless 256.39 serv, Village of Bancroft 747.76 solid waste, Village of Beemer 947.96 solid waste, Glen Vollmer 18.40 mileage, Wagner Tire 237.13 fuel, West Point Home Center 121.47 supplies, West Point Light & Water 3213.66 utilities, West Point News 42.75 subs, Western Office 229.00 supplies, Wisner News 710.14 publ, Alexis Wuestewald 5.00 training expenses, Yosten True Value 347.66 supplies, Milestone Land Surveying 300.00 contractual serv, Total General Fund $109,826.64; Ameritas Life Ins. 2221.75 co share retire, F&M Bank 2390.09 co share soc sec, Alley Cat Trucking 27.00 garbage serv, Auto Value 97.27 supplies, Black Hills Energy 68.40 utilities, Bodwell Construction 809.78 gravel, Bomgaars 94.96 supplies, Central Valley Ag 145.72 fuel, CenturyLink 1.71 serv, City of Wisner 110.40 utilities, Constellation New Energy 6.07 utilities, Conway’s Corner 107.62 fuel, CCPPD 286.92 utilities, Equipment Serv 24.64 repairs, Farmers Pride 5184.91 fuel, Floor Maintenance 145.22 supplies, Great Plains 161.44 serv, Kelly Supply Co. 35.55 supplies, Kimball Midwest 197.57 supplies, Mainelli Wagner 14363.23 engineering fees, NMC Exchange 725.73 repairs, PetroMart 53.52 fuel, S&S Willers 1525.39 gravel, Pender Impl 713.15 equip, Sapp Bros 3775.55 fuel, Marvin Siebrandt 3304.78 gravel, Skywave Wireless 43.95 serv, Smidt Sanitation 50.00 serv, Smith Farm Serv 636.29 gravel, Stalp Gravel 40686.12 rock, Stigge Machine 34.74 supplies, Straight-Line Striping 21160.25 pavement markings, Time Clock Deals 15.12 adm fee, Verizon Wireless 231.48 serv, Wagner Tire 2474.28 fuel, West Point Impl 19.14 parts, West Point Light 345.94 utilities, Wisner News 239.09 publ, West Point Travel Plaza 362.29 fuel, Yosten True Value 52.00 supplies, Total Road Fund $102,929.06; Cuming Co. Economic Development 19656.36 Dinklage Grant, Karlen Memorial Library 3000.00 Dinklage Grant, Total Special Projects $22,656.36; Bankers Advertising 1259.31 advertising, Karen Palmer 1095.85 advertising, Fremont Tech 1500.00 grant reimb, Maly Marketing 2488.13 advertising, Oxide design 125.00 website expenses, West Point Chamber 500.00 grant, Total Lodging Tax Fund $6,968.29; Mobile Binders 2035.38 supplies, MIPS 275.70 computer support, Office Systems Co. 30.00 maint fee, Total Reg of Deeds Fund $2,341.08; Quality Printing 61.78 supplies, Total STOP Fund $61.78; Ameritas Life Ins. 522.58 co share retire, F&M Bank 589.98 co share soc sec, Cardmember Service 1752.21 website & workshop expenses, City of West Point 60.00 rent, Karen Palmer 1311.40 advertising, Goeken Auto Repair 66.39 repairs, MDG Catering 65.00 meals, Quality Printing 507.08 adv, Total Economic Development Fund $4,874.64; Ameritas Life Ins. 1088.53 co share retire, F&M Bank 1209.17 co share soc sec, AS Central Finance 448.00 teletype serv, CenturyLink 888.79 serv, City of Wisner 282.10 pagers, Elite Computers 73.00 equip, Great Plains Comm 158.62 serv, Quality Printing 18.58 supplies, Time Clock Deals 12.96 fees, West Point News 10.80 publ, Total E911 $4190.55.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Mutzenberger, Meister, Sill, Ross, Ott, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

The Board agreed to adjourn and reconvene on, September 15, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.  The agenda kept current in the office of the county clerk and on the website (www.cumingco.com).

 

 

 

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County Clerk                                                                   Chairman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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