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December 28, 2015 – Board of Supervisors’ Minutes

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MINUTES

December 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 December 28, 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; letter from Department of Roads regarding the Statewide Transportation Improvement Plan and the Long Range Transportation Plan, a list of bank securities, US Arm Corps of Engineers public notice for application No. 2015-01403-WEH, 2015 Nebraska Loess Hills Report, invitation to TeamMates Chamber Coffee, safety committee minutes from the December 16, 2015 meeting, Build Nebraska Act planning meeting invitation and a notice of settlement of class action and settlement fairness hearing (#9989899393).  All documents are available for public inspection at the County Clerk’s Office.

 

  1.   MINUTES

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

 

  1.   REPORTS

After reviewing revenue reports from the County Sheriff ($1,146.73), Clerk of Dist. Court ($1,035.90), Roads ($8,408.64), Zoning ($125.00), and County Clerk ($4,897.22), a motion was made by Wiechman and seconded by Ross to accept the reports and place on file.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Sill, Ross, Wiechman, Ott and Tichota yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1.  RECEIPTS

A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Meister to approve $270,175.59 of miscellaneous Treasurer’s receipts and place on file.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Sill, Ross, Wiechman, Ott and Tichota yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1.  BEEMER CITIZENS CENTER DINKLAGE APPLICATION

A Dinklage Application was presented to the Board for $9,000.  The funds if granted would be used for operating costs for the Beemer Senior Citizens Center.  A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Wiechman to forward the application to the Dinklage Foundation.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Sill, Ross, Wiechman, Ott and Tichota yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. SCRAP TIRE PROJECT

The Nebraska Loess Hills RC&D Council is preparing for a scrap tire project in Cuming County in 2016 and is asking for support from the County.  A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Wiechman to contact the Road Department to see if they can supply a machine and operator for the 2016 scrap tire project.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

  1.  UPDATE FROM COUNTY SURVEYOR

Nick Seery was present to update the members of the Board on activity in his office.  Seery presented a map identifying the corner pins that he has found and replaced since he took office.  He also informed the Board on future expenditures they will see from his office.  No formal action was taken.

 

  1.  OPERATING AGREEMENT FOR INSURANCE SERVICES

An operating agreement with Innovative Captive Strategies LLC was presented for execution.  The agreement will provided services for the self-funded employee insurance program.  A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Ott to authorize the Chairman to sign the Inception RE, LLC Operating Agreement.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Sill, Ross, Wiechman, Ott and Tichota yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1.  RESOLUTION 20151201

Resolution 20151201 was presented by Supervisor Ross.  The resolution would join an initiative to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in jails.  After review, a motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Ross to table until the January, 2016 regular meeting.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

  1.  RECESS AS A BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

At 11:20 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.  

 

At 11:20 a.m. the Board reconvened as a Board of Supervisors.

 

  1.  BANK SECURITY

F&M Bank requested the release of security CUSIP 234219LX9 for $865,000.  A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Sill to approve the release of security CUSIP 234219LX9.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

  1.  TOWNSHIP BONDS

Township Official Bonds were presented from Artwin Fullner and Michael Glaubius for approval.  A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger to approve the bonds as presented.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

  1.  BIDS FOR BRIDGE PROJECT C002014440

Three bids were received to replace a bridge on D Road between sections 16 & 21 which tallied as follows: Theisen Construction Inc., Norfolk, NE $406,875.76; Midwest Underground Inc., Lincoln, NE $485,084.00; Simon Contractors, North Platte, NE $494,788.75.  A motion was made by Ott and seconded by Wiechman to accept the full bid of Thiesen Construction for $406,875.76, work beginning June 27, 2016 and completed by September 1, 2016.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Sill, Ross, Wiechman, Ott and Tichota yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1.  COURTHOUSE SECURITY

The Board discussed courthouse security and what steps need to be taken to provide a safe environment for employees and members of the public to conduct business.  They also reviewed a quote from Barone for $799.02 with a monthly monitoring fee of $20 per/month to install panic buttons in the County Attorney’s Office.  A motion was made by Ross and seconded by Mutzenberger to accept the bid as presented.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Sill, Ross, Wiechman, Ott and Tichota yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1.  COUNTY SUPERVISORS SALARIES FOR 2017 & 2018

A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Ott to replace the salaries set in the December 2013 motion for 2017 and 2018 and set the salaries for County Supervisors for 2017 at $14,025.60 with a 3% increase in 2018 and to allow a $2500 stipend for the Chairman of the Board.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Sill, Wiechman, Ott and Tichota yeas; nays Ross; motion carried.

 

  1.  APPOINT MEMBER TO DINKLAGE FOUNDATION BOARD

A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Meister to appoint Steve Sill to represent the County on the Dinklage Board for 2016.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

  1.  CCED DINKLAGE APPLICATION

A Dinklage Application was reviewed from Cuming County Economic Development Inc. for $100,000.  The funds, if granted, would be used to support a housing demolition and rehabilitation program.  A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger to approve the application as presented.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Sill, Ross, Wiechman, Ott and Tichota yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1.  HOWELLS-DODGE DINKLAGE APPLICATION

The Board considered a Dinklage Application from Howells-Dodge Public School for $2,000 for two county residents graduating from Howells-Dodge High School in 2016. A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger, to forward the application to the Dinklage Foundation.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Sill, Ross, Ott, Wiechman and Tichota yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1.  ZONING PERMIT

The Board discussed a zoning permit issued to erect a hog barn in Section 20-22-6 with Lauren Siebrandt and Ken Ortmeier who have neighboring property.  No formal action was taken.

 

  1.  PURCHASES FROM THE LAW ENFORCEMENT EQUIPMENT FUND

A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Sill to adopt Resolution 20151202 and, to repeal the motion and resolution for purchase of equipment and supplies from Law Enforcement Equipment Fund (LEEF) previously approved to the extent such purchases have not been completed, and to approve the purchase of the items listed below in the priority listed, all such purchases being subject to the availability of the budget and funds in the LEEF and subject to available funding from grant funds available through the Nebraska Highway Safety Department, or other sources, if available, provided, however that the agency receiving any such asset, shall, by acceptance of such asset shall accept full ownership of such asset; that such agency shall assume responsibility for the routine maintenance and repair of such asset; that such agency shall use such asset until the same is no longer of use; and, at that time, that such agency will dispose of such asset according the procedure of such agency for surplus property, with the proceeds, if any, retained by such agency and devoted to law enforcement purposes. The items approved and the priority of purchase is as follows:

  1.  Description:  Urine Test Kits (50 @ $7.99 each) – Funding: To be purchased from funds from the LEEF. Grant funds may be sought, however, not required – Approximate Cost:  $400.00 Contemplated distribution: West Point Police Department
  2.  Description:  DVD’s (17 @ $29.49 each) – Funding: To be purchased from funds from the LEEF. Grant funds may be sought, however, not required. – Approximate Cost:  $501.33

Contemplated distribution: West Point Police Department

  1.  Description:  Body Camera (1 @ $349.00) and Wall Charger (1 @ $15.99) – Funding: To be purchased from funds from the LEEF. Grant funds may be sought, however, not required.

Approximate Cost:  $365.98 – Contemplated distribution: Bancroft Police Department

  1.  Description:  Two (2) Tasers and Cartages for Training – Funding: To be purchased from funds from the LEEF. Grant funds may be sought, however, not required. – Approximate Cost:  Not to exceed $2,400.00 – Contemplated distribution: West Point Police Department
  2.  Description:  Cell Phones Service – Funding: To be purchased from funds from the LEEF. Grant funds may be sought, however, not required. – Approximate Cost:  $1,700.00 – Contemplated distribution: Nebraska State Patrol/Officer Randy Davie- Wisner Police Department
  3.  Description:  Rifle/Weapon Accessories (Sights) – Funding: To be purchased from funds from the LEEF. Grant funds may be sought, however, not required. – Approximate Cost:  $2,500.00 (5 @ $500.00 each) – Contemplated distribution: Nebraska State Patrol
  4.  Description:  Flash Lights – Funding: To be purchased from funds from the LEEF. Grant funds may be sought, however, not required. – Approximate Cost:  Not to exceed $1,270.00 (7 @ $100.00 each)

Contemplated distribution: Nebraska State Patrol

Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Sill, Ross, Ott, Wiechman and Tichota yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1.  AGREEMENTS

County Attorney Bracht presented two agreements for execution by the Board. Presented was an agreement with Health and Human Services for Electronic Registration System (ERS II Agreement) which will allow the County Attorney’s office to file certificates electronically and an agreement with Madison County.  The Madison County agreement will allow Madison County to be the lead county for the Nebraska Crime Commission’s 2016 Community Based Juvenile Services Grant.  The Board made the following motions as a result:

 

A motion was made by Mutzenberger to authorize the Chairman to sign the ERS II Agreement with Health and Human Services.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Sill, Ross, Ott, Wiechman and Tichota yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Meister and seconded by Ott to authorize the Chairman to sign the Memorandum of Understanding Agreement with Madison County.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Sill, Ross, Ott, Wiechman and Tichota yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1.  APPROVE CLAIMS

A motion was made by Ott and seconded by Meister to approve the following claims; General payroll and reimbursements $108,277.09; Road payroll & reimbursements $46,725.30; Economic Development payroll & reimbursements $8,356.56; E911 payroll & reimbursements $19,862.16; Lincoln Financial 2421.96 co share supplemental ins, Ameritas Life Ins. 7461.54 co share retire, CC Clerk Insurance Account 14526.71 co share ins, F&M Bank 7957.74 co share soc sec, Advanced Correctional Healthcare 21.36 inmate care, Antelope Co. Court 17.09 supply reimb, Appeara 61.62 supplies, Apothecary Shop 9.03 inmate care, AS Central Finance 26.00 supplies, Auto Value 76.16 supplies, Black Hills Energy 774.78 utilities, Cindy Bloedorn 92.10 extension bd, Bomgaars 109.99 supplies, Daniel Bracht 5462.85 reimb, Cardmember Serv 145.68 supplies & printing, Cass Co. Jail 702.36 prisoner bd, Central Valley Ag 46.99 fuel, CenturyLink 1353.05 serv, City of West Point 8059.22 solid waste, City of Wisner 1818.18 solid waste, Claritus 190.66 postage, Clerk of District Court 105.00 court costs, Comfort Inn 299.85 lodging, Cuming Co. 4-H 43.00 pop machine revenue, Cuming Co. Court 266.00 court costs, Cuming Co. Sheriff 80.59 court costs, Cuming Co. Treas. 250.00 diversion scholarship, Delmont Sign 230.00 decals, Digital Ally 60.00 radio equip, Robert Dinslage 203.18 parts & labor, Thomas Donner 5407.10 ct apnt atny, Eakes Office 221.79 equipment, Electrical Engineering 460.23 repairs, Elite Computers 372.19 equip repairs, Engelhardt TV 45.00 license renewal, Les Feyerherm 18.40 mileage, Fisher Agency 187.00 consulting fee, Margarita Flores 33.45 extension bd, Floor Maintenance 363.60 supplies, Franciscan Care Services 142.00 blood tests, Graybeals 20.08 supplies, Greatamerica Financial 163.00 equip, HHS 90.00 institutional care, Larry Howard 20.00 reg fee, Holiday Inn 1199.40 lodging, Terry Jahnke 95.20 extension bd, Janitor Depot 494.85 supplies, Paul Knobbe 147.75 extension bd, Russell Kreikemeier 4053.10 ct apnt atny, Chris Kreikemeier 33.45 extension bd, Mary Jo Lueckenhoff 5.75 postage, Microfilm Imaging 59.00 microfilming, MIPS 2862.94 computer support, Stuart Mills 843.75 ct apnt atny, William Minich 1450.00 ct apnt atny, Natl Asso. of Surveyors 50.00 dues, NESCA 15.00 dues, NACO 1979.89 dues, NE Assn of Co Treasurers 75.00 dues, NE Assn of Emg Managers 50.00 dues, NE Dept of Revenue 50.67 sales tax, NE Loess Hills 350.00 dues, Nielsen Community Center 275.00 rental fee, NE Research 154.66 equip, Wahneeta Norton 88.20 extension bd, O’Keefe Elevator 1827.39 repairs, Office Systems 133.00 equip maint, Pender Community Hosp 131.00 inmate care, Peterson Body & Paint 55.00 repairs, PetroMart 960.57 fuel, Police Officers Assn 15.00 dues, Postmaster 225.00 postage, PSAN 185.00 reg fee, Quality Printing 1052.59 supplies, Kay Raabe 130.50 extension bd, Revion IV Mental Health 5189.50 3rd qrtr payment, Revolution Center for Seniors 145.03 transportation, Debra Schroeder 201.76 reimb, Skywave Wireless 103.95 internet serv, Sleuth 2177.08 maint renewal, Smidt’s Garbage 45.00 serv, Daniel Smith 1293.75 ct apnt atny, Stan Ortmeier 14.98 supplies, Stratton, Delay & Doele 3480.70 ct apnt atny, Teeco Inc. 98.85 supplies, Telebeep Cellular 53.48 serv, Thurston Co. Sheriff 3150.00 inmate bd, Kassidy Tighe 20.00 witness fee, Time Clock Deals 34.72 serv fee, US Postage Serv 5000.00 postage, Verizon Wireless 313.03 serv, Village of Bancroft 635.44 solid waste, Village of Beemer 1071.46 solid waste, Glen Vollmer 18.40 mileage, Wagner Tire 73.95 tires & repairs, West Point Home Center 16.04 repairs, West Point Light 1894.97 utilities, West Point News 377.00 publ, Western Office Tech 395.00 supplies, Wisner News 545.47 publ, Yosten True Value 266.82 supplies, Total General Fund $106,081.57; Ameritas Life Ins. 3153.96 co share retire, F&M Bank 3444.04 co share soc sec, Alley Cat Trucking 27.00 garbage serv, Auto Value 10.79 parts, B’s Enterprises 2100.00 culverts & blades, Black Hills Energy 199.15 utilities, Bomgaars 766.05 supplies & tools, Central Valley Ag 689.78 fuel, CenturyLink 85.44 serv, Chemsearch 190.27 supplies, City of Wisner 614.85 utilities, Constellation New Energy 312.07 utilities, Conway’s Corner 113.22 fuel, Cooney Fertilizer 2500.00 gravel, Cornhusker Intl 175.25 repairs, CCPPD 353.47 serv, Engelhardt TV 195.00 repairs, Equipment Services 758.85 repairs, Farmers Pride 1218.67 fuel, Great Plains 161.29 utilities, Holiday Inn 199.90 lodging, Independent Salt Co. 4969.50 salt, JR Tools 331.25 tools, Kelly Supply Co. 584.26 grease, Kimball Midwest 660.81 supplies, Mainelli Wagner & Asso. 1992.50 engineering, Mark Spenner 3211.41 freight, Midwest Services 4182.78 repairs, blades, signing material, Murphy Tractor 503.05 parts, Nebr. Dept of Revenue 226.83 sales tax, NMC Exchange 198.63 parts, PowerPlan 587.51 parts, Productivity Plus 1903.20 blades, Ramada Inn 138.00 lodging, S&S Willers 343.67 gravel, Sapp Bros 4501.58 fuel & repairs, Seals & Service 33.56 parts, Marvin Siebrandt 1459.08 gravel, Skywave Wireless 42.95 serv, Smidt’s Sanitation 50.00 serv, Stalp Gravel 24,079.40 gravel, Stan Ortmeier 307.04 materials, Steiny’s Farm Repair 60.00 fuel, Stigge Machine 87.57 parts, Time Clock Deals 15.12 serv, Titan Machinery 81.51 parts, Verizon Wireless 237.47 serv, Wagner Tire 665.01 fuel, West Point Impl. 546.90 parts, West Point Light & Water 522.35 utilities, West Point Travel Plaza 1153.45 fuel, Wisner Auto Parts 23.75 tools, Wisner West 387.19 fuel, Yosten True Value 96.99 supplies, Total Road Fund $71,453.37; Harold R Jordan Memorial Library 3000.00 Dinklage Grant, West Point Schools 52,000.00 Dinklage Grant, Total Special Projects $55,000.00; Heartland Technology Solutions 109.00 records preservation, MIPS 275.70 computer support, Total Reg of Deeds Fund $384.70; Cardmember Service 1700.00 cell phone expenses, Galls LLC 365.98 body cameras, Quality Print 501.33 DVDs, Total STOP Fund $2,567.31; Ameritas Life Ins. 564.06 co share retire, F&M Bank 636.99 co share soc sec, Beemer Community Club 40.00 dues, Cardmember Service 753.50 adv & travel expenses, CenturyLink 42.96 serv, City of West Point 55.00 rental fee, Creative Xpressions 238.80 adv, Nebr Economic Dev Assn 100.00 dues, Quality Print 68.98 supplies, West Point News 134.10 adv, Total Economic Development Fund $2634.39; Ameritas Life Ins. 1340.69 co share retire, F&M Bank 1492.32 co share soc sec, AS Central Finance 448.00 teletype serv, CenturyLink 1015.11 serv, Wade Eisenhauer 58.65 mileage, Elite Computers 1701.68 equip, Great Plains Comm 68.62 serv, NESCA 75.00 dues, Quality Print 9.37 supplies, Brian Schultz 27.60 mileage, Skywave Wireless 71.95 internet serv, Andy Soll 43.70 mileage, Time Clock Deals 12.96 fees, Total E911 $6365.65.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Mutzenberger, Meister, Sill, Ott, Wiechman, Ross and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.  

 

There being no more business, the board agreed to adjourn and reconvene on January 26 & 27, 2016 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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