BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MINUTES
June 23, 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 June 23, 2015, at West Point, Nebraska with Mutzenberger, Ross, Sill, Wiechman, Ott and Meister, present; Tichota absent.
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 Vice-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; thank you letters from Dinklage scholarship recipients, activity reports from extension educators for May 16 to June 15, 2015, article from the Norfolk Daily News regarding the juvenile services center, memorandum from Monica Rotherham, Madison County Clerk of District Court, regarding mental health filing and maintenance fee and a list of bank securities. All documents are available for public inspection at the County Clerk’s Office.
A motion was made by Ott and seconded by Mutzenberger to approve the minutes of the last meeting as read. All present voted yea in favor of said motion.
After reviewing revenue reports from the County Sheriff ($989.67), Clerk of Dist. Court ($873.33), Roads ($107.28) and County Clerk ($5,019.90), a motion was made by Wiechman and seconded by Mutzenberger to accept the reports and place on file. All present voted yea in favor of said motion.
A motion was made by Ross and seconded by Meister to approve $271,161.07 of miscellaneous Treasurer’s receipts and place on file. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Wiechman, Sill, Mutzenberger and Meister yeas; nays none; Tichota absent; motion carried.
Chairman Tichota arrived at 9:45 a.m. and resumed his role as Chairman.
- RESOLUTION 20150601
Supervisor Mutzenberger with a second from Supervisor Wiechman, moved the passage of Resolution 20150601; a resolution to adopt the Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Mutzenberger, Meister, Sill, Ross, Ott, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried. (Resolution 20150601 may be found in Resolution Book #1 Page 118).
- JUVENILE AWARENESS GROUP DINKLAGE APPLICATION
A Dinklage Application was presented for $1000 from the Cuming County Juvenile Awareness Group. A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Sill to table the application until the following day. All present voted yea in favor of said motion.
- CLOSED SESSION
At 10:28 a.m. a motion was made by Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger to go into closed session to discuss possible litigation. All present voted yea in favor of said motion. Present in the closed session were Clerk Vogltance and County Attorney Bracht. At 10:44 a.m. a motion was made by Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger to come out of closed session. No formal action was taken.
- ARC OF NORFOLK DINKLAGE APPLICATION
The Arc of Norfolk presented an application for $3,500. The funds, if granted, would be used to hold a transition planning conference for students who experience a disability. The conference would cover the northeast Nebraska area. A motion was made by Ott and seconded by Wiechman to forward the application to the Dinklage Foundation. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Mutzenberger, Meister, Sill, Ross, Ott, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.
- ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT
The Cuming County Economic Development Board presented an interlocal agreement with Cuming County, Bancroft Village, Beemer Village, City of West Point and the City of Wisner partnering to continue to fund the County Economic Development Program. A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Sill to approve the interlocal agreement as presented. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Mutzenberger, Meister, Sill, Ott, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays Ross; motion carried.
- COURTHOUSE SECURITY
Courthouse security was discussed among Board members, the County Sheriff and the County Attorney. After a recommendation by the safety committee, a motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Wiechman to authorize the County Sheriff to initiate a security audit with the US Marshall’s Service at no cost to the county. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Mutzenberger, Meister, Sill, Ross, Ott, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.
- PROPOSAL FOR AUDIT SERVICES
Morrow, Davies & Toelle presented a proposal to act as county auditor for the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 fiscal years at a cost not to exceed $8,700.00. A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Wiechman to authorize the Chairman to sign the proposal with Morrow, Davies and Toelle. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Mutzenberger, Meister, Sill, Ross, Ott, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.
- RECESS AS A BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
At 11:35 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 present voted yea in favor of said motion.
June 24, 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.
- BIDS FOR TRUCK
The bid opening for a new truck for the Weed Department was postponed until next month due to the lack of bidders. No formal action was taken.
- CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT 2015006
At 9:45 a.m. Chairman Tichota opened a public hearing to consider a request from Mark Kaup to erect a 301-1000 AU swine confinement barn in the SE1/4NE1/4 Section 7 T21N R5E. 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 Mutzenberger and seconded by Ott to approve conditional use permit #2015006 pending survey from DEQ. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott and Tichota, yeas; nays, none; motion carried.
- CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT 2015007
At 9:45 a.m. Chairman Tichota opened a public hearing to consider a request from Terry Roth to erect a 1000-5000 AU swine confinement barn in the NE1/4NW1/4 Section 24 T24N R5E. 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 #2015007 pending survey from DEQ. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott and Tichota, yeas; nays, none; motion carried.
The personnel committee presented wage increases for the custodian, Diversion Coordinator, VSO/Emg. Manager, Road Department employees and E911 Department employees. As a result, a motion was made by Ott and seconded by Ross, to approve the wages as presented and to review salaries of two individuals again in three months and again in six months if necessary. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott and Tichota, yeas; nays, none; motion carried.
- ZONING REGULATIONS
The Board spent some time reviewing the draft zoning regulations with the Zoning Administrator and Deputy County Attorney. Also present was representatives from Nutrient Advisors and Cuming County Public Power District. No formal action was taken.
- APPROVE CLAIMS
A motion was made by Ott and seconded by Mutzenberger to approve the following claims; General payroll and reimbursements $104,525.56; Road payroll & reimbursements $31,086.23; ROD Fund payroll $594.00; Economic Development payroll & reimbursements $8,022.44; E911 payroll & reimbursements $15,214.14; Lincoln Financial 2561.96 co share supplemental ins, Ameritas Life Ins. 7132.19 co share retire, CC Clerk Insurance Account 81,339.32 co share ins, F&M Bank 7611.88 co share soc sec, AED Brands 409.90 supplies, Apothecary Shop 634.66 inmate meds, B&B Video 418.05 equip, Chris Beutler 19.90 mileage, Black Hills Energy 305.88 utilities, Cindy Bloedorn 153.50 mileage, Daniel Bracht 7045.61 reimb, Judy Bracht 50.00 supplies, Kevin Brester 18.06 mileage, Scott Buhrman 186.00 reg fee, Cardmember Services 4941.90 supplies, equip and travel, Central Valley Ag 295.51 fuel, Centurylink 1350.78 serv, City of West Point 10129.34 solid waste, City of Wisner 2265.12 solid waste, Clerk of Dist Ct 131.00 court costs, Julie Crandall 450.00 training expenses, CC 4-H Council 151.00 training expenses, CC Court 168.00 court costs, CC Historical Society 200.00 mowing, CC Sheriff 124.86 court costs, Dell Marketing 289.97 supplies, Robert Dinslage 30.00 labor, Julie Dorcey 74.75 mileage, Duane Drieling 10.81 mileage, Elite Computers 943.00 supplies, Engelhardt TV 5162.00 equip, Floor Maintenance 441.61 supplies, Margarita Flores 44.60 mileage, Franciscan Care Serv 142.00 blood tests, Rick Fullner 15.64 mileage, GIS Workshop 13020.00 GIS licensing, Graybeals 6.95 supplies, GreatAmerica Financial Serv 163.00 equip lease, HHS 93.00 institutional care, Holiday Inn Express 942.55 lodging, Larry Howard 66.66 travel expenses, Tim Hunke 4.26 mileage, Jack’s Uniforms 1744.60 supplies, Rick Jacobs 18.17 mileage, Terry Jahnke 71.40 mileage, Johnson & Mock 2610.00 ct apnt atny, Kate Jorgensen 2373.24 ct apnt atny, K&R Equipment 24.78 repairs, Kim Knobbe 113.00 mileage, Paul Knobbe 88.65 mileage, KOOI 86.50 equip repairs, Russell Kreikemeier 779.10 ct apnt atny, Chris Kreikemeier 44.60 bd member expenses, Madison Co. Sheriff 3066.29 inmate bd, Donna Meyer 149.50 mileage, Microfilm Imaging 59.00 microfilming, Stuart Mills 1200.00 ct apnt atny, Mobile Binders 470.48 supplies, MIPS 4388.23 computer support, NACO 2079.89 dues, NE Assessor’s Ass’n 50.00 dues, NE Supreme Ct 200.00 subs, NIRMA 33750.95 insurance, Wahnetta Norton 88.20 bd member expenses, NSA/POAN 190.00 reg fee, O’Keefe Elevator 178.39 repairs, Office Systems 103.00 equip maint, Oxide Design 187.50 website support, Pender Comm. Hospital 7123.47 inmate care, Peterson Body 432.95 repairs, PetroMart 1012.87 fuel, Physicians Lab 290.00 autopsy costs, Postmaster 144.00 postage, Quality Inn 147.90 lodging, Quality Printing 2789.68 supplies & equip, Kay Raabe 130.50 bd member expenses, Region IV Mental Health 5189.50 qrtly payment, Jesse Schold 10.27 mileage, Debra Schroeder 1110.19 travel expenses, Lee Schroeder 289.40 training expenses, Mark Schroeder 538.20 training expenses, Skywave Wireless 879.29 internet serv, Smidt’s Garbage 45.00 serv, Brian Sorensen 19.11 mileage, Stan Ortmeier 53.94 supplies, Stratton, Delay & Doele 1270.70 ct apt atny, Teeco 131.35 supplies, Telebeep Cellular 80.22 serv, Thurston Co. Sheriff 4700.00 inmate bd, Tim’s Sinclair 167.24 fuel, Time Clock Deals 30.50 serv fee, UNL 10553.20 wage reimb & training fees, UNL Extension Platte Co. 30.80 equip, US Postal Serv 3200.00 postage, US Postmaster 88.00 postage, Verizon Wireless 248.05 serv, Village of Bancroft 787.02 solid waste, Village of Beemer 1131.00 solid waste, Wagner Tire 107.00 fuel, Wells Fargo 114.31 supplies, West Point Home Center 58.00 supplies, West Point Light 2975.35 utilities, West Point News 46.68 supplies, Western Office 874.95 equip, Wingate Inn 179.90 lodging, Wisner News Chronicle 291.49 publ, Yosten True Value 102.92 supplies,Total General Fund $251,035.68; Lincoln Financial 816.48 supplemental ins., Ameritas Life Ins. 2098.32 co share retire, F&M Bank 2252.38 co share soc sec, CC Clerk Insurance 21530.97 co share health ins, Auto Value 152.61 repairs & supplies, B’s Enterprises 180.00 grader blades, Bader’s Highway 39122.00 crack sealing, Black Hills Energy 54.11 fuel, Bodwell 10005.49 gravel, Bomgaars 846.64 supplies & tools, Angela Burgess 427.94 land lease, Central Valley Ag 58.90 fuel, CenturyLink 96.73 serv, Chemsearch 385.28 oil, Constellation New Energy 42.64 utilities, Conway’s Corner 73.01 fuel, Crop Production Serv 1146.42 chemicals, CCPPD 290.54 utilities, GIS Workshop 3500.00 subs fee, Great Plains Comm. 161.53 serv, JR Tools 575.30 tools, K&R Equip 232.13 repairs, Kaup Seed 1882.50 erosion control material, Midwest Service 3393.40 signs, NIRMA 45746.60 insurance, Overhead Door 104.75 repairs, Parts Junction 11.00 post, S&S Willers 937.70 gravel, Quality Printing 54.13 supplies, Krystal Roseman 427.94 land lease, Valerie Roseman 427.94 land lease, Sapp Bros. 3882.22 fuel, Marvin Siebrandt 26065.56 gravel, Skywave Wireless 30.00 serv, Smidt’s Garbage 50.00 serv, Stalp Gravel 173562.69 gravel, Stan Ortmeier & Co 105.40 repairs, Melodie Starr 427.94 land lease, Tim’s Sinclair 2275.29 fuel, Time Clock Deals 13.30 adm fee, Titan Machinery 126.00 repairs, Verizon Wireless 230.72 serv, Wagner Tire 1128.60 fuel, West Point Light & Water 341.49 utilities, West Point Travel Plaza 454.90 fuel, Wisner West 56.02 fuel, Yosten True Value 44.95 tools, Total Road Fund $345,830.46; Bancroft Community Club 500.00 grant, Nebraska Travel Asso. 200.00 subs, West Point Chamber 750.00 grant, Total Lodging Tax Fund $1,450.00; Theresa Klitz 60.00 supplies, Total Federal Grant Fund $60.00; Microfilm Imaging 569.50 microfilming, MIPS 269.90 computer support, Office Systems Co. 30.00 maint fee, Total Reg of Deeds Fund $869.40; NE Community College 1950.00 Dinklage Grant, Total Special Projects $1,950.00; Lincoln Financial 185.50 co share supplemental ins, Ameritas Life Ins. 541.51 co share retire, F&M Bank 611.43 co share soc sec, August Ash 5638.50 website expenses, Bancroft-Rosalie 400.00 labor, Eugene Lyon 36.55 supplies, Beemer Community Club 40.00 adv, Cardmember Service 1424.27 travel, CenturyLink 39.59 serv, CC Alzheimer’s All 200.00 adv, International Eco. Development 385.00 subs, KTIC/KWPN 265.00 adv, Quality Printing 44.50 adv, West Point Chamber 76.96 workshop expenses, Total Economic Development Fund $9,888,81; RDg Planning & Design 3791.00 professional serv, Total Inheritance Tax Fund $3,791.00; Lincoln Financial 319.88 co share supplemental ins, Ameritas Life Ins. 1026.97 co share retire, F&M Bank 1156.23 co share soc sec, CC Clerk Insurance 9569.32 co share ins, AS Central Finance 448.00 teletype serv, CenturyLink 1015.12 serv, Great Plains Comm 68.62 serv, NIRMA 2384.45 insurance, Quality Print 51.35 supplies, Ramada Inn 148.00 lodging, Time Clock Deals 11.40 fees, Total E911 $16,199.34. 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, July 28 & 29, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. The agenda kept current in the office of the county clerk and on the website (www.cumingco.com).
County Clerk Chairman