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Board of Supervisor’s Minutes – February 24 & 25, 2015

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MINUTES

February 24, 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 February 24, 2015, at West Point, Nebraska with all members present.

 

Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the Wisner News Chronicle, legal newspaper for Cuming County, one 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 in 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; county extension activity reports from January 16th to February 15th, letter announcing the County Road Superintendent received a Class A license, letter from West Point Public Schools regarding Dinklage scholarships, letter from the NE Nebr. Juvenile Services regarding reimbursement, copies of LB 609 and LB 626, NIRMA annual report, minutes from the February 16th Board of Adjustment meeting and a letter regarding county lodging tax. All documents are available for public inspection at the County Clerk’s Office.

 

  1.   MINUTES

A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Sill to approve the minutes of the last meeting with the following change; edit Supervisor’s Committee document to replace Ott with Ross on the Juvenile Diversion Committee.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

  1.   REPORTS

After reviewing revenue reports from the County Sheriff ($1,422.33), Clerk of Dist. Court ($836.13), Zoning Adm. ($200.00), Roads ($122.83) and County Clerk ($6,440.18), a motion was made by Meister and seconded by Mutzenberger to accept the reports and place on file. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Mutzenberger, Ott, Ross, Wiechman, Meister, Sill and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1.  RECEIPTS

A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Sill to approve $1,087,178.39 of miscellaneous Treasurer’s receipts and place on file.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Mutzenberger, Wiechman, Meister, Sill and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. RESOLUTION 20150203

Supervisor Mutzenberger, with a second by Supervisor Sill, moved the passage of Resolution 20150201; a resolution to set up a petty cash fund for $250,000 to administer the County Employee Health Insurance Program.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Meister, Wiechman, Sill and Tichota, yeas; nays none; resolution adopted.  A complete copy of resolution 20150201 can be found in Resolution Record #1 Page 116.

 

  1. GENERAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

The Board received an update regarding the County General Assistance Program.  By state statute a County is required to manage a program for assistance to the indigent County citizens.  The County Attorney’s office is working to create the documents needed to present to the public at a public hearing at the March meeting.  Bernie Hunke, VSO/Emergency Manager has agreed to administer the plan as adopted by the Board of Supervisors.  No formal action was taken.

 

  1. NORTHEAST JUVENILE SERVICES REFUND

In May of 2002 Cuming County paid a special assessment of $10,000 to help buy down an operative loan to run the Northeast Juvenile Jail.  Due to current circumstances, Cuming County will receive a refund of $7000.00.  As a result, a motion was made by Ott and seconded by Mutzenberger to accept the refund and place it in the General Fund.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Mutzenberger, Ott, Ross, Wiechman, Meister, Sill and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

 

  1. HOUSING TRUST FUND

The Cuming County Economic Development Board (CCED) discussed with Board of Supervisors last month, the goals of the comprehensive plan adopted in 2014.  The goals included improving overall housing quality, increasing the number of quality market rate rentals, promote the development of sites and lots that have urban services in place and increasing the appeal of rehabilitating housing in communities countywide.  To begin working on these goals, the CCED Board is asking for funding for a pilot housing rehabilitation program.  The CCED Board will also be reaching out to communities and the private sector to raise funds for the program.  After discussion, a motion was made by Sill and seconded by Wiechman to table the issue until February 25th.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

  1. COUNTY HEALTH AND WELLNESS PLAN

Craig Johnson, Holmes Murphy, was present to discuss the new insurance program and issues arising from the change to the captive program.  He was also present to discuss the details of the wellness plan.  No formal action was taken.

 

At 12:30 the Board agreed to recess and reconvene the following morning at 9:00 a.m.

 

February 25, 2015

 

The Board met pursuant to the previous day’s business with Meister, Mutzenberger, Ross, Sill, Ott and Tichota present; Wiechman absent.  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.

 

  1. ASPHALT BIDS

The County Board received bids from three vendors to supply materials and labor for an asphalt overlay project for three miles northeast of Wisner on 8th Road from Highway 51 to the intersection of 8th Road and V Roads.  The bids tallied as follows; Western Engineering Company $792,334.38 – Oldcastle Materials Midwest Company $823,437.58 – Knife River Corporation $841,781.63.  After review, a motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Sill to accept the bid of Western Engineering minus items totaling $47,839.00 which include earth shoulder construction, seeding and water which will be done by county forces for a total bid price of $744,495.38.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Mutzenberger, Ott, Ross, Meister, Sill and Tichota, yeas; Wiechman absent; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. At 9:30 a.m. the Board received verbal action reports from the roads and planning and zoning departments. No formal action was taken.  Supervisor Wiechman entered the meeting at 9:40 a.m.

 

  1.  CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #287

At 9:45 a.m. Chairman opened a public hearing to consider a request from Kevin Robart to replace an existing dwelling in SE1/4SE1/4 Section 33 T21N R6E. There was no one present to object to the permit which was recommended for approval by the planning commission and zoning administrator.  After discussion, a motion was made by Meister and seconded by Wiechman to approve conditional use permit #287.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ott, Ross, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. RESOLUTION 20150202

Supervisor Mutzenberger with a second by Supervisor Ross moved the passage of Resolution 20150202, a resolution to reaffirm the appointment of Chris Beutler to the Cuming County Planning Commission.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ott, Ross, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.  Supervisor Mutzenberger went on record stating that the Board appreciates Mr. Beutler’s, and other members of the planning commission, willingness to serve on the commission especially now as the County goes through the process of rewriting the zoning regulations.  (A complete copy of resolution 20150202 may be found in Resolution Record #1 Page 115.)

 

  1. DISCUSSION OF LB 609 AND LB 564

Discussion of legislative bills 609 and 564 was held amongst Board members, County Highway Superintendent, Scott Japp and Gill Wigington who participated through a conference call.  Also present at the meeting was Glen Rodick.  Mr. Japp and Mr. Wigington spoke in opposition of both legislative bills and encouraged the Cuming County Board of Supervisors to contact the Transportation and Telecommunications committee before March 9th to express the Board’s opinion on both bills.  After discussion, a motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Ott to go on record that the Cuming County Board of Supervisors opposes legislative bills 609 and 564 as written and to have the Clerk draft a letter with the Board’s concerns and authorize Chairman Tichota to review and sign it.  All present voted in favor of said motion.

 

  1. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #295

At 10:30 a.m. Chairman opened a public hearing to consider a request from Alan & Kay Becher to construct a residential dwelling on 108.79 acres in SW1/4 Section 18 T24N R4E. There was no one present to object to the permit which was recommended for approval by the planning commission and zoning administrator.  After discussion, a motion was made by Ott and seconded by Mutzenberger to approve conditional use permit #295.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ott, Ross, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. ONE & SIX YEAR ROAD PLAN (RESOLUTION 20150201)

Chairman Tichota opened a public hearing to receive objections, concerns or comments about the proposed One & Six year road plan.  Glen Rodick was present and inquired about future asphalt and paving projects.  No one was present to object to the plan.  After review, Supervisor Mutzenberger with a second by Supervisor Wiechman, moved the passage of resolution 20150201; a resolution to adopt the one & six year road plan as presented. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ott, Ross, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried. (A complete copy of resolution 20150201 may be found in Resolution Record #1 Page 114.)

 

  1. GRAVEL BIDS

Two bids for gravel were received for the 2015 construction year and tallied as follows; S&S Willers –$12.00 per ton FOB for both the north half and south half and $18.00 per ton delivered to any county road in the north half of the county and $17.00 per ton delivered to any county road in the south half of the county; Stalp Gravel – $12.00 per ton FOB for both the north half and south half, $17.00 per ton delivered to any county road in the north half and $16.00 per ton delivered to any county road in the south half.  A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Sill to accept all bids from both providers.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Ott, Mutzenberger, Ross, Sill, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. BRIDGE REPAIR BID

No formal bids were submitted, therefore no action was taken.

 

  1. DISTRICT ZONING CHANGE

Chairman Tichota opened a public hearing to consider a request from Loren Siebrandt to rezone 8.89 acres in the SE1/4 Section 20 T22N R6E.  Mr. Siebrandt presented a survey dividing the property into 5 lots and asked that lot 1 be rezoned from an A-1 to a C-1 zoning district and lots 2, 3, 4 & 5 be rezoned from an A-1 to R-1 zoning district.  There was no one present in opposition of the permit which was recommended for approval by the planning commission.  After review, a motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Ott to approve both requests for zone changes. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Ott, Mutzenberger, Ross, Sill, Wiechman 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; General payroll and reimbursements $102,700.88; Road payroll $34,284.97; ROD Fund payroll $204.00; Economic Development payroll & reimbursements $7,323.99; E911 payroll & reimbursements $13,915.83; Lincoln Financial 973.12 co share vision & dental ins, Ameritas Life Ins. 7125.05 co share retire, CC Clerk Insurance Account 167,082.32 co share ins, F&M Bank 7381.95 co share soc sec, Advanced Correctional HealthCare 17.74 inmate care, Appeara 88.65 supplies, Apothecary Shop 18.56 inmate care, Jan Auten 300.00 registration fee, Black Hills Energy 1087.92 utilities, Daniel Bracht 4412.94 reimb, Brevis Corp. 45.50 supplies, Cardmember Serv 683.72 supplies, Central Valley Ag 69.27 fuel, CenturyLink 163.21 service, City of West Point 7812.48 solid waste, City of Wisner 1901.12 solid waste, Clerk of Dist Ct 343.00 court costs, Cuming Co. Court 210.75 court costs, Cuming Co. Sheriff 33.18 court costs, Eakes Office Solutions 201.23 supplies, Elkhorn Valley Outfitters 20.00 equip, Engelhardt TV 2194.97 I-pad fees & tower rent, Farm & Home Publishers 1269.50 plat books, First Concord Benefits 70.00 adm fee, Graybeals 2.91 supplies, GreatAmerica Financial Serv 163.00 equip lease, HHS 93.00 institutional bd, Holiday Inn 92.95 lodging, Carl Jarl 340.65 repairs, Jack’s Uniforms 49.95 equip, Russell Kreikemeier 751.80 ct apnt atny, Arlen Lierman 10.35 mileage, Tom Mackie 30.00 supplies, Madison Co. Sheriff 4650.00 inmate bd, MIS 59.00 microfilming, Mailfinance 437.85 postage, The Cornhusker 198.00 lodging, Mid-States Organized Crime 100.00 dues, Stuart Mills 506.25 ct apnt atny, MIPS 2605.99 computer support, NACVSO 30.00 dues, Nebr. Assn Co. Clerks 50.00 dues, NACO 136.00 reg fee, NAEM 50.00 dues, Nebr. Dept. of Revenue 630.00 reg fee, Nebr. Public Health 105.00 blood tests, NENACO 250.00 reg fee, NE Juvenile 12,684.36 annual assessment, O’Keefe Elevator Co. 25.00 repairs, Office Systems Co. 329.27 equip maint, Oxide Design 250.00 computer support, Pender Community Hospital 348.00 inmate care, PetroMart 1130.05 fuel, Physicians Lab 135.00 autopsy costs, Postmaster 190.00 postage, Quality Print 1030.27 supplies, Roteck.com 116.00 supplies, Schmader Electric 200.00 labor, Debra Schroeder 191.85 travel expenses, Smidt’s Garbage 45.00 serv, Alvin Sorensen 17.25 mileage, Stan Ortmeier & Co. 684.34 bldg repairs, Stratton, Delay & Doele 582.80 ct apnt atny, Telebeep 53.48 serv, Thurston Co. Sheriff 3750.00 inmate care, Tim’s Sinclair 16.00 tire repair, Verizon Wireless 119.06 serv, Village of Bancroft 100.60 solid waste, Village of Beemer 1053.52 solid waste, Wagner Tire 168.43 fuel, West Point Home Center 29.88 repairs, West Point Light & Water 1943.05 utilities, West Point News 418.31 publ, Wisner News 213.70 publ, Wisner Police Dept. 290.00 blood tests, Yosten True Value 120.67 supplies,  Total General Fund $241,069.16; Lincoln Financial 273.69 co share vision & dental ins., Ameritas Life Ins. 2314.22 co share retire, F&M Bank 2497.08 co share soc sec, CC Clerk Insurance 46991.88 co share health ins, employee deductible reimb 510.91, Alley Cat Trucking 27.00 garbage serv, B’s Enterprises 1456.00 asphalt, Black Hills Energy 1202.23 utilities, Bomgaars 506.00 tools & supplies, Cardmember Serv 13.84 postage, Central Valley Ag 921.68 fuel, CenturyLink 5.51 serv, Chemsearch 706.94 parts, Constellation New Energy 428.25 utilities, Conway’s Corner 52.31 fuel, CCPPD 405.54 utilities, Engelhardt TV 19.99 supplies, Franciscan Care Services 41.00 CDL testing, GIS Workshop 3500.00 computer consulting, Great Plains Comm. 158.75 serv, Kimball Midwest 137.36 supplies, Mainelli Wagner 6091.93 engineering fees, Midwest Service & Sales 3305.30 steel, Murphy Tractor 277.80 parts, NE Assn of Co. Engineers 50.00 dues, Nebr. Loess Hills 100.00 dues, NENACO 50.00 reg fee, Northeast Glass 205.00 repairs, Pender Implement 312.80 oil, PetroMart 52.69 fuel, Quality Print 779.26 supplies, Sapp Bros 2659.95 fuel, Skywave Wireless 61.90 supplies, Smidt’s Garbage 50.00 serv, Stalp Gravel 115.21 gravel, Stan Ortmeier & Co. 504.92 supplies, Steffen 370.93 parts, Tighton Fasteners 213.92 supplies, Tim’s Sinclair 1833.52 fuel, Verizon Wireless 211.77 serv, Wagner Tire 944.32 fuel, West Point Impl 2641.59 parts, West Point Light & Water 538.73 utilities, Wisner Auto Parts 73.19 tools, Wisner West 519.36 fuel, Yosten True Value 43.47 tools, Total Road Fund $84,177.74; Goldenrod Regional Housing Agency 137.20 Dinklage grant, Total Special Projects $137.20; West Point News 136.20 adv, Wisner News 89.40 adv, Total Wegner Scholarship Fund $225.60; West Point Chamber 500.00 grant, Total Lodging Tax Fund $500.00; MIPS 269.90 computer support, Office Systems Co. 30.00 maint fee, Total Reg of Deeds Fund $299.90; Nebr. State Patrol Foundation 1402.34 equip, Total STOP Fund $1,402.34; Lincoln Financial  30.41 co share vision & dental ins, Ameritas Life Ins. 494.36 co share retire, F&M Bank 558.00 co share soc sec, CC Clerk Insurance 10442.64 co share insurance, Cardmember Serv 641.29 adv, CenturyLink 1.34 serv, City of West Point 110.00 rent, PetroMart 24.32 fuel,  Quality Printing 168.80 printing, Total Economic Development Fund $12,471.16; RDg Planning & Design 1218.50 consulting fee, Total Inheritance Tax Fund $1,218.50; Lincoln Financial 121.64 co share vision & dental ins., Ameritas Life Ins. 939.32 co share retire, F&M Bank 1056.92 co share soc sec, CC Clerk Insurance 20885.28 co share ins, AS Central Finance 448.00 teletype serv, Cardmember Serv 53.36 supplies, CenturyLink 1830.79 serv, City of Wisner 105.43 pagers, Karen Palmer 803.80 uniforms, Great Plains Comm 68.62 serv, NACO 17.00 sub, Quality Print 4.28 supplies, Total E911 $26,334.44.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. HOUSING TRUST FUND

Discussion was tabled from the February 24th meeting regarding support for a housing trust fund.  After more discussion a motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Sill to support the pilot housing project and agree to partial funding of a private/public partnership.  Total amount of County funding to be determined at a later date.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays Ross and Ott; motion carried.

 

The Board agreed to adjourn and reconvene for a special meeting on March 9th, 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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Cuming County Clerk

Approved:  _____________________________ Chairman

 

 

 

 

 

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