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December 30, 2014 – Board of Supervisor’s Minutes

 

 

 

 

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MINUTES

December 30, 2014

 

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 30, 2014, at West Point, Nebraska with all members present.

 

Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the West Point News, 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; two letters from Blue Cross regarding out-of-network costs, thank you from St. Francis Memorial Hospital Foundation, Economic Impact Assessment on West Point Dairy Expansion, December 17 safety committee minutes, letter from Nebraska Loess Hills regarding sponsorship, letter from Nebraska Emergency Management Agency closeout of FEMA Disaster 1924 and a letter from Department of Roads regarding survey for project NH-275-6(140).  All documents are available for public inspection at the County Clerk’s Office.

 

  1.   MINUTES

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

 

  1.   REPORTS

After reviewing revenue reports from the County Sheriff ($1,287.93), Clerk of Dist. Court ($786.18), Zoning Adm. ($250.00), Roads ($1,321.37) and County Clerk ($5,754.28), a motion was made by Sill and seconded by Meister 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 Ross and seconded by Sill to approve $254,227.30 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. MONTHLY ROAD REPORT

Chris Howser, Road Superintendent, was present to give a monthly action report to the Board.  No formal action was taken.

 

  1. REQUEST FOR ZONING CHANGE

At 10:15 a.m. Chairman Tichota opened a public hearing to consider a request from Rief Design and Manufacturing LLC to rezone a 3.87 acre tract in section 34 T23N R7E from an A-1 district to a I-1 district.  There was no one present to object to the request which was recommended for approval by the planning commission and zoning administrator.  After discussion, Supervisor Mutzenberger thanked the Planning Commission for being forward thinking and proactive and recommending that the area to be rezoned for Rief Design and Manufacturing be increased to 10 acres.  However, the request was for 3.87 acres and that is what was surveyed and presented for approval.  To change the acreage amount at this time, would cause an amendment to the procedure and possibly require additional costs and extend the time Rief Design and Manufacturing has already put into this application.  Therefore, a motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Ross to approve the zoning change request as originally presented – approving the Zoning change of 3.87 acres from A-1 Agriculture Intensive District to I-1 Industrial District.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Ott, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ross, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #290

At 10:30 a.m. Chairman Tichota opened a public hearing to consider a request from Galen & Nancy Petersen to separate an existing farmstead in Section 5 T23N R7E.  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 Wiechman and seconded by Ross to approve conditional use permit #290.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Ott, Ross, Sill, Mutzenberger, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #291

At 10:45 a.m. Chairman Tichota opened a public hearing to consider a request from Darin Throener to separate an existing farmstead in Section 13 T21N 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 Mutzenberger and seconded by Meister to approve conditional use permit #291.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Ott, Ross, Sill, Mutzenberger, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #292

At 11:00 a.m. Chairman Tichota opened a public hearing to consider a request from Larain Will to separate an existing farmstead in Section 29 T22N R7E.  There was no one present to object to the permit which was recommended for approval by the planning commission and zoning administrator.  Lynn Stofferahn, was present to represent Mrs. Will.  He informed the Board that the property owner wishes to resurvey the tract.  After discussion, a motion was made by Ross and seconded by Ott to table conditional use permit #292.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Ott, Ross, Sill, Mutzenberger, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. HEALTH INSURANCE

At prior meetings, the Board received quotes from Holmes-Murphy and Benefits Management for health insurance.  After comparing the two proposals, a motion was made by Wiechman and seconded by Ross to accept the proposal from Benefits Management.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ross & Wiechman yeas; nays Meister, Mutzenberger, Sill, Ott & Tichota; motion failed.  A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger to accept the proposal from Holmes-Murphy.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Sill, Mutzenberger, and Tichota, yeas; nays Wiechman, Ross and Meister; motion carried.

 

  1. OFFICIAL BONDS

The following township official bonds were presented for approval; Stanley Schultz, Brian Luebbert, John Browning, Gerald Nebuda, Donald Tomka, Don Brockmann, Roger Peters, Andrew Soll, Loren Wiese, Larry Nitzsche, David Macklin and Ryan Roeber.  A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Ott to accept the official bonds as presented and authorize the Chairman to sign.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Ott, Ross, Sill, Mutzenberger, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

At 11:35 a.m. a motion was made by Ross 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 1:00 p.m. the Board reconvened as a Board of Supervisors.

 

  1. RESOLUTION 20141201

Ten members of the public were present to discuss increasing the county lodging tax by 2% for a total of 4%.  The tax is collected by county lodging facilities from their patrons.  The funds from the additional tax can be used to promote tourism and for tourism infrastructure and improvements to tourism infrastructure.  After discussion, Supervisor Sill, with a second by Supervisor Ross, moved the passage of Resolution 200141201 to set the county lodging tax at 4% and to revisit the additional 2% tax after a five year period.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Ross, Sill, Mutzenberger, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays Ott; resolution adopted.

 

  1. LAW ENFORCEMENT EQUIPMENT FUND PURCHASES

A motion was made by Ott and seconded by Mutzenberger, to repeal the motion 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 to 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: cell phone service – Funding: To be purchased from funds from the LEEF.  Grant funds may be sought, however, not required – Approximate Cost: $1700.00 – Contemplated distribution: Nebraska State Patrol; 2) Description: rifle/weapon accessories (scopes) – Funding: To be purchased from funds from the LEEF.  Grand funds may be sought, however, not required. – Approximate cost $1,500.00 ($500.00 each), -Contemplated distribution:  Nebraska State Patrol; 3) Description: digital recording device – Funding: To be purchased from funds from the LEEF.  Grant funds may be sought, however, not required – Approximate Cost: not to exceed $1,000.00 – Contemplated distribution: Wisner Police Department; 4) Description: CD’s/DVD’s – Funding: To be purchased from funds from the LEEF.  Grant funds may be sought, however, not required – Approximate Cost: $500.00 ($35.00 each) – Contemplated distribution: all agencies; 5) Description: two (2) tasers and cartridges for training – Funding: To be purchased from funds from the LEEF.  Grant funds may be sought, however, not required – Approximate Cost: not to exceed $3,500.00 – Contemplated distribution: West Point Police Department; 5) Description: mobile hot spots air cards – Funding: To be purchased from funds from the LEEF.  Grant funds may be sought, however, not required – Approximate Cost: not to exceed $3,000.00 ($50.00 x 5 laptops x 12 months) – Contemplated distribution: Cuming County Sheriff’s Office.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Wiechman, Ross, Mutzenburger, Ott, Sill and Tichota, ayes; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. RESOLUTION 20141202

Supervisor Ott, with a second by Supervisor Mutzenberger, moved the passage of Resolution 20141202, a resolution to authorize purchases from the Law Enforcement Equipment Fund.

Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Wiechman, Ross, Mutzenburger, Ott, Sill and Tichota, ayes; nays none; resolution adopted.

 

  1. BANK SECURITIES

F&M Bank requested the release of two bank securities used to secure county funds; CUSIP 912828HA1 and CUSIP 406036FU2.  A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Wiechman to approve the release of the securities.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Wiechman, Ross, Mutzenburger, Ott, Sill and Tichota, ayes; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. AMENDMENT TO THE CUMING COUNTY FLEXIBLE BENEFIT PLAN – RESOLUTION 20141203

Supervisor Mutzenberger, with a second by Supervisor Sill, moved the passage of Resolution 20141203, a resolution to amend the Cuming County Flexible Benefit Plan.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Wiechman, Ross, Mutzenburger, Ott, Sill and Tichota, ayes; nays none; resolution adopted.

 

  1. GOLDENROD HILLS DINKLAGE APPLICATION

A Dinklage Application was presented by Goldenrod Regional Housing Agency.  The $6,500, if granted, would be used for professional training.  A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Ott to forward the application to the Foundation.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

  1. DISPATCH PERSONNEL POLICY ADDITION

Supervisor Mutzenberger, member of the E911 Advisory Board, presented an addition to the dispatch personnel policy.  The policy clarifies the scheduling of employees for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Wiechman to approve putting the policy in place after the discussed changes were made.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

  1.  APPROVE CLAIMS

A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Meister to approve the following claims; General Payroll and reimbursements $109,810.41; Road Payroll $38,216.28; Register of Deed $99.00; Economic Development Payroll $8,327.68; E911 Payroll & reimbursements $19,490.01; Lincoln Financial 994.41 co share vision & dental, Ameritas Life Ins. 7556.80 co share retire, Blue Cross 22,244.48 co share health, F&M Bank 7784.81 co share soc sec, employee deductible reimbursement 8,608.89, Apothecary Shop 33.48 prisoner meds, Appeara 59.10 building supplies, Beed Transporting 65.00 towing, Black Hills Energy 1256.85 utilities, Cindy Bloedorn 60.32 mileage, Daniel Bracht 4570.41 reimb, Scott Buhrman 24.56 mileage, Cardmember Service 1246.44 travel expenses, Central Valley Ag 199.71 fuel, CenturyLink 783.32 serv, City of West Point 8348.60 solid waste, City of Wisner 1387.10 solid waste, Claritus 181.29 postage meter, Clerk of Dist. Court 175.00 court costs, Julie Crandall 208.32 travel expenses, Cuming Co. Court 356.00 court costs, Cuming Co. Sheriff 169.36 service fees, Dept. Correctional Services 316.26 inmate medical, Thomas Donner 9233.62 ct apt atny, Douglas Co. Court 4.00 copies, Eakes Office 95.27 repairs, Elite Computers 58.50 supplies, Embassy Suites 342.00 lodging, Engelhardt TV 673.38 repairs & equip, First Concord 30.00 adm fee, Floor Maintenance 512.49 supplies, Margarita Flores 33.36 mileage, Franciscan Care Services 540.00 blood tests, GIS Workshop 4800.00 licensing fee, GreatAmerica Financial 163.00 equip lease, Nebr. HHS 90.00 institutional care, Hilton Omaha 129.00 lodging, Interlight 24.92 supplies, Jack’s Uniforms 39.94 supplies, Terry Jahnke 70.32 mileage, Paul Knobbe 58.08 mileage, Russell Kreikemeier 2700.70 ct apnt atny, Cherie Kreikemeier 59.55 mileage, Chris Kreikemeier 33.36 mileage, Arlen Lierman 10.08 mileage, Lynn Peavey Co. 32.10 supplies, Madison Co. Sheriff 1700.00 prisoner bd, Mailfinance 417.00 postage, Marriott 297.00 lodging, Matthew Bender 288.06 law equip, Microfilm Imaging 59.00 microfilming, Stuart Mills 1237.50 ct apnt atny, MIPS 3024.10 computer support, Judy Mutzenberger 79.52 mileage, NACVSO 30.00 dues, NACO 1800.00 reg fees, Nebr. Auto Repair 834.04 repairs, Nebr. Loess Hills 350.00 dues, Nebr. Public Health Envir. Lab 210.00 blood tests, NSA 180.00 dues, O’Keefe Elevator Co. 171.53 repairs, Office Systems 122.77 equip maint, Leslie Ott 17.92 mileage, Peterson Body 303.92 repairs, PetroMart 1259.48 fuel, Quality Print 937.99 supplies, Kay Raabe 77.04 mileage, Sandy Rasmus 16.40 mileage, Redfield & Co. 266.75 supplies, Region IV 5001.00 3rd qrtr payment, Ivan Rodriquez 20.00 witness fees, John Ross 132.72 mileage, S&W Welding 30.00 repairs, Debra Schroeder 197.86 travel expenses, Steve Sill 197.20 expenses, Skywave Wireless 7.99 part, Sleuth Software 1741.96 maint, Smidt’s Garbage Serv. 45.00 serv, Daniel Smith 817.50 ct apnt atny, Stratton, Delay & Doele 2479.15 ct apnt atny, Successful Farmer 25.95 subs, Teeco 111.85 supplies, Telbeep Cellular 106.96 serv, Thurston Co. Sheriff 4900.00 inmate board, Clarence Tichota 33.60 mileage, Lyle Tienken 8.98 repairs, Tim’s Sinclair 12.25 fuel, Time Clock Deals 38.65 adm fee, US Postage Serv. 2000.00 postage, Verizon Wireless 362.11 serv, Village of Bancroft 169.76 solid waste, Village of Beemer 749.32 solid waste, Wagner Tire 36.55 repairs, West Point Light & Water 1915.45 utilities, West Point News 538.57 publ, Western Office 422.65 supplies, West Point News 20.00 publ., Glen Wiechman 78.40 mileage, Yosten True Value 394.79 supplies,General Fund $122,626.71; Lincoln Financial 273.69 co share vision & dental, Ameritas Life Ins. 2578.91 co share retire, Blue Cross 6256.26 co share health, F&M Bank 2782.69 co share soc sec, Clark’s Station Inc. 24.15 supplies, Auto Value 36.96 parts, Barco Municipal Products 830.63 bridge planks, Black Hills 936.27 utilities, Bomgaars 801.26 tools, etc, Cardmember Serv 418.54 lodging, Central Valley Ag 2042.83 fuel, CenturyLink 93.28 serv, City of Wisner 483.57 utilities, Constellation New Energy 420.96 utilities, Conway’s Corner 60.00 fuel, CCPPD 368.47 utilities, Farmers Pride 1940.69 fuel, Great Plains 158.48 serv, Independent Salt 1447.55 salt, JR Tools 151.00 tools, Kimball Midwest 587.73 supplies, Mainelli Wagner 1417.46 engineering, Mark Spenner 1364.04 freight, Medical Enterprixes 5.00 CDL testing, Midwest Service & Sales 2531.88 signs, Murphy Tractor & Equip 1359.28 parts, Nebr. Weed Control Assn 125.00 dues, NMC Exchange 2137.94 blades, Chris Kallhoff 410.00 parts & labor, Pender Implement 1931.81 parts, Quality Print 33.84 supplies, Ramada Inn 198.00 lodging, S&S Willers 905.38 gravel, S&W Welding 17.60 parts, Sapp Bros 9146.16 fuel, Schaeffer Mfg Co. 480.18 fuel, Skywave Wireless 43.95 serv, Smidt’s Garbage 50.00 serv, Stalp Gravel 3043.24 gravel, Stigge Machine 175.72 tools, supplies, etc, Tighton Fastener 276.71 supplies, Tim’s Sinclair 5777.71 fuel, Time Clock Deals 15.05 adm fee, Verizon Wireless 232.93 serv, Wagner Tire 887.87 fuel, West Point Light 483.45 utilities, Wisner Auto Parts 903.36 repairs, Wisner True Value 22.47 supplies, Yosten True Value 234.94 supplies, Total Road Fund $56,904.89; Bancroft-Rosalie School 10,000.00 Dinklage Grant, Cuming Co. Diversion 275.00 Dinklage Grant, GACC 17,000.00 Dinklage Grant, John A. Stahl Memorial Library 2,250.00 Dinklage Grant, Scribner Snyder Community Schools 1000.00 Dinklage Grant, West Point Public Schools 31,000.00 Dinklage Grant, Total Special Projects $61,525.00; West Point Chamber 682.26 grant, Total Lodging Tax Fund $682.26; MIPS 269.90 computer support, Total Reg of Deeds Fund $269.90; Lincoln Financial  60.82 co share vision & dental ins, Ameritas Life Ins. 562.11 co share retire, Blue Cross 1390.28 co share health, F&M Bank 634.78 co share soc sec, August Ash Inc. 11277.00 professional serv, Cardmember Serv 2977.09 equip, travel, etc, CenturyLink 42.55 serv, City of West Point 55.00 rental fee, Indian Trails 3000.00 Nielsen grant, MDG Catering 277.50 meals, Natl Rural Economic Developers 350.00 workshop expenses, Peterson Body 53.42 vehicle expenses, MIPS 75.00 serv, Nebraska Economic Dev. 100.00 dues, Quality Print 1735.89 printing, West Point News 323.30 advertising, Wisner News 131.40 advertising, Total Economic Development Fund $22,642.72; Estate of Hubert Groene 3994.77 reimb, Total Inheritance Tax Fund $3,994.77; Lincoln Financial 121.64 co share vision & dental, Ameritas Life Ins. 1315.57 co share retire, Blue Cross 2780.56 co share health, F&M Bank 1483.32 co share soc sec, AS Central Finance 448.00 teletype serv, Beemer Fire 1500.00 pagers, CenturyLink 1018.98 serv, Wade Eisenhauer 76.16 mileage, Elite Computers 176.00 equip, Great Plains Comm 68.62 serv, Chuck Muller 106.40 mileage, NESCA 75.00 reg fee, Brian Schultz 44.80 mileage, Time Clock Deals 12.90 adm fee, Total E911 $9,227.95.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

The Board agreed to adjourn and reconvene January 27 & 28, 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

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Chairman

 

 

 

 

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