BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MINUTES
April 28, 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 April 28, 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; closeout letter from the Emergency Management Agency regarding Disaster 4183, findings and orders of the Nebraska Tax Equalization and Review Commission for tax year 2015, letter regarding the multi-jurisdictional hazard mitigation plan update, letter from the Secretary of State notifying the Board of a $750 reimbursement for election costs, thank you letter from Karlen Memorial Library and a list of taxes sold through County Tax sales. All documents are available for public inspection at the County Clerk’s Office.
A motion was made by Meister and seconded by Ott to approve the minutes of the last meeting with a correction to item #11 of the March 25, 2015 minutes; it was stated that Conditional Use Permit #297 pertained to property in Section 27 T22N R7E. The correct legal description for Conditional Use Permit #297 is TL 5 in NE1/4 Section 12, T23N R6E. All present voted yea in favor of said motion.
After reviewing revenue reports from the County Sheriff ($1,493.09), Clerk of Dist. Court ($1,184.57), Zoning Adm. ($250.00), Roads (20.85) and County Clerk ($8,335.53), a motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Ross to accept the reports and place on file. All present voted yea in favor of said motion.
A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger to approve $554,945.05 of miscellaneous Treasurer’s receipts and place on file. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Wiechman, Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.
- GENERAL ASSISTANCE PUBLIC HEARING
At 10:00 a.m. Chairman Tichota opened a public hearing to hear testimony or evidence from the public regarding the amendment to the Cuming County General Assistance Program. There was no one present at the public hearing. After review, a motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Wiechman to approve the Cuming County General Assistance and Medical Assistance Program as presented with the cleanup changes as discussed. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Wiechman, Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.
- DAVIS FAMILY AUTO CLAIM
Randy Davis was present to discuss a claim he presented to the Board for approval. No formal action was taken. The Board agreed to approve Mr. Davis’s claim during the normal and customary claims process.
- TOWNSHIP BONDS
The following township bonds were presented to the Board for approval: Jeremy Uhing, Craig Wooldrik, Gary Buhrman and Michael Neuvirth. A motion was made by Wiechman and seconded by Ott to approve the bonds as presented. All present voted yea in favor of said motion.
- BANK SECURITY
A bank security from F&M Bank was presented to the Board for approval. Security CUSIP 557353HT9 for $895,000 was presented to secure County funds. A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger to accept the security as presented. All present voted yea in favor of said motion.
- APPOINT MEMBER TO THE VETERAN’S SERVICE BOARD
A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger to accept the recommendation from the Veteran’s Service Board and appoint Les Feyerherm to fill the vacancy on the Cuming County Veteran’s Service Board. All present voted yea in favor of said motion.
- RECESS AS A BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
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.
At 11:30 a.m. the Board agreed to recess for the day and reconvene the following morning at 9:00 a.m.
April 29, 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 reports from the Road Department and the Planning and Zoning Department.
- CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #2015002
At 9:30 a.m. Chairman Tichota opened a public hearing to consider a request from Richard and Tim Baumert to enlarge the footprint of the existing acreage in NE1/4 Section 14, T21N, 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 Mutzenberger and seconded by Ott to approve conditional use permit #2015002. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Wiechman, Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.
- BIDS FOR CRACK SEALING HARD SURFACED ROADS
Two bids were received to seal cracks on 15.25 miles of county hard surfaced roads. The bids tallied as follows; Bader’s Highway & Street – $35,841.00; Hein Construction – $35,528.60. A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger to award the bid to Bader’s Highway & Street based on their past service and the beginning and start dates. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Wiechman, Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.
- LIFE AND DISABILITY INSURANCE
After reviewing quotes from two different providers, a motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Ross to accept the quote from Benefits Management and add life and disability insurance to the employee benefit package at a cost of $830.74 per/month. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Wiechman, Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.
- CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT 2015001
At 10:15 a.m. Chairman Tichota opened a public hearing to consider a request from Thomas Schantz to erect a dwelling on 40 acres in the SW1/4 Section 9 T23N R5E. 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 Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger to approve conditional use permit #2015001. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Wiechman, Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.
- CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #297
At 10:30 a.m. Chairman Tichota reopened a public hearing tabled from March 25th, to consider a request from Kenneth and Marian Metzger to replace a dwelling on a farmstead in Sec 12 T23N R6E. Ken Metzger was present to answer questions regarding his permit. The Planning Commission and Zoning Administrator recommended that conditional use permit #297 be denied because the farmstead does not meet the definition of an existing farmstead according to the current zoning regulations. After discussion, a motion was made by Ott and seconded by Sill to deny conditional use permit #297. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger and Tichota, yeas; Wiechman and Ross, nays; motion carried.
- BRIDGE #C20(433)
Citizens from Bancroft Township were present to petition for replacement of a bridge on a portion of a minimum maintenance road located on 22nd Road and Highway 16. The current bridge is a narrow truss bridge and doesn’t allow today’s modern equipment room to cross. The Highway Superintendent had discussed options with the County Engineer which include a low water crossing estimated at $80,000, box culverts estimated at $200,000, which would include obtaining permits from the Corp of Engineers, and a new bridge estimated at $350,000. The Board will be meeting with the County Engineer next month to discuss the project. No formal action was taken.
- CUMING COUNTY VISITOR’S BOARD
Due to the resignation of Tom Goulette on the Visitor’s Board, a motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Meister to appoint Chris Kreikemeier to the Cuming County Visitor’s Board. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Wiechman, Ross and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.
- ZONING FEES
Discussion was held regarding the zoning fee schedule. The group decided to ask the Planning and Zoning committee to make a recommendation to the Board for review. No formal action was taken.
- APPROVE CLAIMS
A motion was made by Ott and seconded by Wiechman to approve the following claims; General payroll and reimbursements $110,316.25; Road payroll & reimbursements $37,663.45; ROD Fund payroll $186.00; Economic Development payroll & reimbursements $8,670.06; E911 payroll & reimbursements $17,593.96; Lincoln Financial 942.71 co share vision & dental ins, Ameritas Life Ins. 7630.54 co share retire, CC Clerk Insurance Account 20,257.71 co share ins, F&M Bank 8023.67 co share soc sec, 4Imprint 565.21 subs, Advanced Correctional Healthcare 22.71 inmate care, American Legion Post 70 1000.00 co. government day expenses, Appeara 60.43 supplies, Apothecary Shop 204.69 inmate care, Auto Value 139.99 equip, Beed Trans. 100.00 towing, Black Hill Energy 536.90 serv, Bomgaars 25.96 supplies, Daniel Bracht 5217.14 reimb, Burt Co. Sheriff 39.17 court costs, Cardmember Service 1229.14 advertising & supplies, Central Valley Ag 300.35 fuel & supplies, CenturyLink 2533.98 serv, City of West Point 8537.36 solid waste, City of Wisner 2010.32 solid waste, Claritus 159.71 postage, Clk of Dist Ct 64.00 court costs, Constellation New Energy 64.37 utilities, Julie Crandall 18.40 travel expenses, Cuming Co. Court 270.00 court costs, Cuming Co. Sheriff 230.54 court costs, Davis Family Auto 1157.00 reimb, Dell Marketing 239.98 supplies, Franciscan Care Serv. 99.00 blood tests, Douglas Co. Health 250.00 autopsy costs, Eakes Office 799.00 equip & supplies, Elite Computers 250.04 equip & supplies, Engelhardt TV 62.27 repairs, Jennifer Erb 20.00 witness fee, Floor Maint 348.70 supplies, Franciscan Care Serv. 284.00 blood tests, Francotyp-postalia Inc. 443.40 postage, Graybeals 30.70 supplies, GreatAmerica Financial 163.00 equip, Health Info. Management 2.75 court costs, Johnson & Mock 2231.35 ct apt atny, Marc Johnson 20.00 witness fees, Kreikemeier Law 6218.70 ct apt atny, Arlen Lierman 10.35 mileage, Mary Lueckenhoff 23.35 mileage & postage, Mary Luther 59.10 witness fees, Madison Co. Court 2.75 copies, Madison Co. Sheriff 700.00 inmate bd, Marriott 99.00 lodging, Deb McCarthy 75.00 reg fee, Sandy Meyer 80.12 equip, Microfilm Imaging 59.00 microfilming, Stuart Mills 1650.00 ct apt atny, Minnick Funeral Serv 375.00 autopsy costs, Mostek Repair 524.00 repairs, Dennis Mostek Jr. 155.00 reg fee, MIPS 4061.26 computer support, NACEB 100.00 reg fee, NACO 65.00 reg fee, NACO Planning & Zoning 30.00 dues, NE Co. Atny’s Asso 1240.00 dues, Nebr. Public Health Env Lab 210.00 blood tests, NHHS 93.00 institutional care, NNED 875.00 dues, NPZA 180.00 dues, O’Keefe Elevator 171.53 repairs, Office Systems Co. 103.00 equip maint, Pender Comm Hosp 1508.00 inmate care, PetroMart 1295.29 fuel, Mary Jo Pritchett 20.00 witness fee, Quality Inn 1435.39 supplies, Ramada Inn 72.00 lodging, Redfield & Co. 335.76 supplies, Region IV 4973.75 4th qrtr payment, Region IV Mental Health 5001.00 4th qrtr payment, Debra Schroeder 193.46 mileage & supplies, Skywave Wireless 800.00 equip, Smidt’s Garbage 45.00 utilities, Daniel Smith 318.75 ct apnt atny, William Stokely 1800.00 county burial, Teeco Inc. 131.35 supplies, Telebeep Cellular 53.48 serv, Thurston Co. Sheriff 8150.00 inmate bd, US Postage 4970.00 postage, UNL Print 533.00 supplies, UNL 10361.13 4-H aide expenses, Verizon Wireless 283.27 serv, Village of Bancroft 238.40 solid waste, Village of Beemer 907.40 solid waste, Glen Vollmer 18.40 mileage, Wagner Tire 711.20 fuel & tires, West Point Light & Water 1860.16 utilities, West Point News 503.78 publ, Wisner News 371.03 publ, Western Office Tech 325.00 supplies, Wisner City Office 100.00 reimb, Yosten True Value 111.30 supplies,
Total General Fund $131,173.58; Lincoln Financial 273.69 co share vision & dental ins., Ameritas Life Ins. 2542.27 co share retire, F&M Bank 2755.55 co share soc sec, CC Clerk Insurance 5362.29 co share health ins, Alley Cat Trucking 27.00 garbage serv, Auto Value 345.20 parts & supplies, B’s Enterprises 1768.00 signs & culverts, Black Hills Energy 831.47 serv, Bomgaars 123.90 parts & supplies, Cardmember Serv. 9.66 adm fee, Central Valley Ag 42.63 fuel, CenturyLink 174.73 serv, City of Wisner 266.66 utilities, Conway’s Corner 105.83 fuel, Constellation New Energy 10.91 serv, CCPPD 458.68 serv, Equipment Services 15.07 parts, Event Corporate Bill 206.50 lodging, Great Plains Comm. 161.32 serv, JR Tools 286.15 shop tools, Kimball Midwest 313.74 supplies, Midwest Service 200.00 sandbags, Murphy Tractor 131.65 parts, NMC Exchange 507.66 parts & supplies, Parts Junction 18.96 supplies, Peterson Body & Paint 79.95 labor, S&S Willers 7546.18 gravel, Productivity Plus 1481.30 grader blades, Sapp Bros 5522.79 fuel & grease, Schmader Electric 36.00 bldg repairs, Seals & Service 112.50 parts & labor, Marvin Siebrandt Trucking 6180.80 gravel, Skywave Wireless 57.90 serv, Smidt’s Garbage 50.00 serv, Stalp Gravel 87,721.14 gravel, Dept. of Labor 4416.00 unemployment, Stigge Machine & Supply 447.36 parts & supplies, US Postage 30.00 postage, Verizon Wireless 235.72 serv, Wagner Tire 1260.22 fuel, West Point Impl 924.79 parts, West Point Light 392.52 utilities, West Point Travel Plaza 102.63 fuel, Wisner Auto Parts 5.88 tools, Wisner True Value 27.99 tools, John Woerdemann 185.94 reimb., Total Road Fund $133,757.13; Cuming County Economic Development 2794.73 Dinklage Grant, Goldenrod Regional Housing Agency 4300.80 Dinklage Grant, Franciscan Care Services 50,000.00 Dinklage Grant, Total Special Projects $57,095.53; West Point News 141.00 adv, Wisner News Chronicle 89.40 adv, Total Wegner Scholarship Fund $230.40; City of West Point 1500.00 visitor’s bureau grant, Wisner Chamber of Commerce 1000.00 visitor’s bureau grant; Total Lodging Tax Fund $2,500.00; MIPS 269.90 computer support, Office Systems Co. 30.00 maint fee, Total Reg of Deeds Fund $299.90; Lincoln Financial 60.82 co share vision & dental ins, Ameritas Life Ins. 585.22 co share retire, F&M Bank 660.97 co share soc sec, August Ash Inc. 5638.50 website expenses, Cardmember Serv 1018.79 adv, CenturyLink 76.15 serv, Elite Computers 242.00 software, KTIC/KWPN 35.00 adv, Peterson Body & Paint 80.00 adv, Pizza Ranch 89.77 workshop expenses, Quality Printing 756.80 printing, West Point News 477.50 adv, Wisner News Chronicle 193.70 adv, Total Economic Development Fund $9,915.22; 4 Lanes for Nebraska, Inc. 2,500.00 aid, RDg Planning & Design 2567.00 professional serv, Total Inheritance Tax Fund $5067.00; Lincoln Financial 121.64 co share vision & dental ins., Ameritas Life Ins. 1187.60 co share retire, F&M Bank 1338.31 co share soc sec, CC Clerk Insurance 2383.24 co share ins, AS Central Finance 448.00 teletype serv, Cardmember Serv 8.22 adm services, CenturyLink 1206.58 serv, City of Wisner 197.40 pagers, Great Plains Comm 68.62 serv, NESCA 150.00 reg fee, Ramada Inn 148.00 lodging, Total E911 $7266.31. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Sill, Ross, Ott, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; Mutzenberger absent; motion carried.
The Board agreed to adjourn and reconvene on May 26 & 27, 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