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Board of Supervisors Minutes – September 15, 2015

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MINUTES

September 15, 2015

 

A special meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Cuming, in the State of Nebraska was convened in open and public session at 10:00 a.m. on September 15, 2015, at West Point, Nebraska with all members present.  The meeting was called to hold public hearings to adopt the 2015/2016 County budget and the public hearing to set the final tax request as a different amount than the prior year; review a resolution to transfer funds to balance the budget, review bids for E911 equipment, review quotes for internet service, employee dental insurance and labor for three culvert projects.

 

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.

 

  1. MINUTES

A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Sill to approve the minutes of the last meeting as read with the change to the meeting time, 10:00 a.m., of the September 15th meeting. All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

  1. 2015-2016 BUDGET HEARING

At 10:15 a.m. Chairman Tichota opened a public hearing to hear support, opposition, criticism, suggestions or observations of taxpayers relating to the proposed budget.  Two members of the press were present.  After review, Supervisor Mutzenberger, with a second by Supervisor Ott, moved the passage of Resolution 20150901, a resolution to adopt the 2015-2016 budget as presented.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Ross, Sill, Wiechman, Ott and Tichota, yeas; nays none; resolution adopted.

 

  1. SET FINAL TAX REQUEST

At 10:30 a.m. Chairman Tichota opened a public hearing to set the final tax request at a different amount than the prior year tax request.  As presented in the public notice, the final tax request is set at $3,064,307 which is an increase of $658,535.02 from last year.  A motion was made by Ott and seconded by Mutzenberger to set the final tax rate at $3,064,307. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Ross, Sill, Wiechman, Ott and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. TRANSFER FUNDS TO BALANCE BUDGET

After review, Supervisor Sill with a second by Supervisor Wiechman moved the passage of Resolution No. 20150902, a resolution to transfer funds to balance the 2015-2016 fiscal budget. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Ross, Sill, Wiechman, Ott and Tichota, yeas; nays none; resolution adopted.

 

  1. BIDS FOR E911 EQUIPMENT

Bids for E911 equipment were tabled from the August 25th meeting.  After review, a motion was made by Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger to accept the low bid from Racom for the hardware & software – $139,061, accept the low bid of Racom for the radio console and a three year service plan – $105,974, accept the low bid from Xybix for furniture – $27,994.63.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Ross, Sill, Wiechman, Ott and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. QUOTES FOR INTERNET SERVICE

Two quotes were presented for internet service for the courthouse from Skywave and Cableone.  A motion was made by Wiechman and seconded by Mutzenberger to accept the low bid and award the bid to Skywave. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Ross, Sill, Wiechman, Ott and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. DENTAL INSURANCE

Amber Potts, Benefits Management, was present to review quotes for Dental Insurance with the Board.  After review, a motion was made by Meister and seconded by Ott to renew the dental insurance policy with Lincoln Financial at the cost of $24.31 per/employee. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Ross, Sill, Wiechman, Ott and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. 4 LANES 4 NEBRASKA

Discussion was held regarding the 4 Lanes 4 Nebraska project.  No formal action was taken.

 

  1. QUOTES FOR LABOR FOR CULVERT PROJECTS

Sunrise Excavating presented quotes for four culvert projects as listed; C-20(552) 13th Road at U-V intersections – $12,500; C-20(553) 9th Road at X-Y intersection $19,500. Two projects were over the $20,000 amount which requires public bids.  A motion was made by Ott and seconded by Ross to accept the bids for C-20(552) and C-20(553) and to advertise for bids for the remaining two projects.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Ross, Sill, Wiechman, Ott and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

The Board agreed to adjourn and reconvene for a special meeting on October 13, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. to receive bids for culvert projects.  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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