BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MINUTES
January 26, 2016
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 January 26, 2016, 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; extension educators activity reports from November 16 to December 15, 2015, captive insurance report, list of bank securities, insurance monthly cost summary, six month accumulated financial report, literature on the supportive services for veteran families program and a County Attorney opinion letter on countywide housing program. All documents are available for public inspection at the County Clerk’s Office.
A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Wiechman to approve the minutes of the last meeting as read. All members present voted yea in favor of said motion.
A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Meister to adjourn sine die. All present voted yea.
Chairman Tichota asked for nominations from the floor for a Temporary Chairman. A motion was made by Ott and seconded by Sill to elect Steve Meister as temporary chairman by vote of acclamation. All voted yea by the same sign; motion carried.
Temporary Chairman Meister opened the floor for nominations for Board Chairman. Supervisor Sill, with a second by Supervisor Meister, made a motion to nominate Supervisor Tichota as Chairman and to cease nominations and elect Tichota by vote of acclamation. All present voted yea; motion carried. Clarence Tichota was named Chairman for 2016.
Chairman Tichota opened the floor for nominations for Vice-Chairman. Supervisor Mutzenberger, with a second by Supervisor Sill, made a motion to elect Supervisor Meister as Vice-Chairman by vote of acclamation. All present voted yea; motion carried. Supervisor Meister was named Vice-Chairman for 2016.
A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger to approve the following committees:
Buildings & Grounds Mutzenberger, Meister, Wiechman
Co.Weeds, Roads & Bridges Ross, Ott, Wiechman
Budget & Long Term Planning Sill, Mutzenberger, Wiechman
Goldenrod Hills Joint Housing Sill, alternate – Tichota
NENCAP Tichota, alternate – Sill
Nebr. Area on Aging Ott, alternate – Meister
Northstar Services-Region IV, Inc Tichota, alternate – Mutzenberger
Region IV Mental Health Serv. Ross, alternate – Mutzenberger
E911 Mutzenberger alternate – Sill
NENEED Mutzenberger, alternate – Sill
Juvenile Jail Ott, alternate – Tichota
Louis & Abby Faye Dinklage Tichota, alternate – Sill
RC & D Ross, alternate – Wiechman
District Bd of Health Tichota, Erin Ridder – alternate Sill
Technology Committee Sill, Mutzenberger, Wiechman
County Economic Development Sill, alternate – Mutzenberger
Personnel Mutzenberger, Wiechman, Sill
Planning & Zoning Sill, Mutzenberger, Ross
JAG, Diversion-TeamMates Ott, Bracht
Grievance Meister, Sill, Ott
All present voted yea; motion carried.
A motion was made by Ross and seconded by Wiechman to appoint the Wisner News Chronicle as the legal newspaper for 2016 and that the proceedings be published in the West Point News as well for the set fee of $20.00 per month with the legal paper to publish the proceedings the week following the meeting and the West Point News within a month from the meeting. Notices, minutes and agendas will also be posted on the County Web Site (www.cumingco.com). Notices for special and emergency meetings, if time does not allow posting in the newspaper, will be posted in one bank in each community and in the courthouse and on the County Web Site. All present voted yea; motion carried.
A motion was made by Meister and seconded by Mutzenberger to appoint Dr. Scott Green as the County Physician. All present voted yea; motion carried.
A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Wiechman to adopt the following resolution; BE IT RESOLVED that the County Treasurer be authorized to deposit funds in excess of the capital and surplus in any depository designated for county funds, provided such depository furnish the proper securities as provided by law, and that the Treasurer be, and she hereby is, authorized to invest surplus funds, if there be any, in United States Treasury bills or certificates of deposit in the following financial institutions; First Community Bank, Beemer and Bancroft, First Bank of Bancroft, Wells Fargo, West Point Branch, Pinnacle Bank, Wisner Branch, Citizens State Bank of Wisner and West Point, F&M Bank, NA of West Point, CharterWest National Bank of West Point, Midwest Bank of Wisner and Npait. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Ross, Sill, Wiechman, Ott and Tichota yeas; nays none; motion carried.
- REPORT FROM ELKHORN-LOGAN VALLEY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Tracy Benjes was present to update the Board on activities of the Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department. She also presented the 2014 annual report. No formal action was taken.
- RESOLUTION 20160101
Supervisor Sill, with a second by Supervisor Mutzenberger, moved the passage of Resolution 20160101; a resolution to approve the Cuming County Local Emergency Operations Plan. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Ross, Sill, Wiechman, Ott and Tichota yeas; nays none; resolution adopted. (A complete copy of Resolution 20160101 can be found in Resolution Record #1 Page 256.)
- RESOLUTION 20160102
Supervisors Sill, with a second by Supervisor Mutzenberger, moved the passage of Resolution 20160102; a resolution to appoint Bernie Hunke as the primary representative and Bradley Boyum as the alternate representative to the Emergency Management Northeast Regional Group. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Ross, Sill, Wiechman, Ott and Tichota yeas; nays none; resolution adopted. (A complete copy of Resolution 20160102 can be found in Resolution Record #1 Page 257.)
After reviewing revenue reports from the County Sheriff ($1,018.17), Clerk of Dist. Court ($1,275.37), Roads ($157.51), Zoning ($450.00), and County Clerk ($4,940.06), a motion was made by Meister and seconded by Ott to accept the reports and place on file. 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 Mutzenberger and seconded by Sill to approve $420,728.67 of miscellaneous Treasurer’s receipts and place on file. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Sill, Ross, Ott, Wiechman and Tichota yeas; nays none; motion carried.
- RECESS AS A BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Ott to recess as a Board of Supervisors and convene as a Board of Equalization. All present voted yea in favor of said motion.
- EXECUTIVE SESSION
At 11:40 a.m. the Board reconvened as a Board of Supervisors to enter into executive session. A motion was made by Wiechman and seconded by Mutzenberger to go into executive session to discuss potential litigation. Chairman Tichota restated the purpose of the executive session was to discuss potential litigation and asked for a roll call vote. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Sill, Ross, Ott, Wiechman and Tichota yeas; nays, none; motion carried. At 12:27 p.m. the Board came out of executive session.
- QUOTES FOR SECURITY EQUIPMENT
The Board revisited courthouse security to consider a quote for $2,380.26 from Barone Security Systems to replace the security panel in the courthouse which would update the system and allow additional hold up buttons. A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger to accept the quote from Barone for $2,380.26 for the new security equipment. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Sill, Ross, Ott, Wiechman and Tichota yeas; nays, none; motion carried.
At 12:45 p.m. the Board agreed to recess and reconvene the following morning.
January 27, 2016
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 Road Superintendent was present to give his verbal action road report to the Board. No formal action was taken.
- RESOLUTION 20151201
Resolution 20151201 was tabled at the December, 2015 meeting. The resolution would support a national initiative called “Stepping Up”. The “Stepping Up” initiative’s purpose is to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in jails. Supervisor Ross, with a second by Supervisor Wiechman, moved the passage of Resolution 20151201. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Ross, Sill, Wiechman, Ott and Tichota yeas; nays none; resolution adopted. (A complete copy of Resolution 20151201 can be found in Resolution Record #1 Page 258.)
- RECIND MOTIONS
A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger to recind motion #10 of the November 25, 2015 minutes and motion #15 of the December 28, 2015 minutes. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Sill, Ross, Ott, Wiechman and Tichota yeas; nays, none; motion carried.
- ZONING MAP
The Board spent some time reviewing the zoning map before it is presented to the public. No formal action was taken.
- COUNTY HANDBOOK
Revisions to the County handbook were presented to the Board for approval. A motion was made by Ott and seconded by Tichota to approve the changes as presented. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Sill, Ross, Ott, Wiechman and Tichota yeas; nays, none; motion carried.
- RESOLUTION 20160103
An agreement with the State of Nebraska for a bridge and culvert object marker signing project was presented to the Board for execution. The Nebraska Department of Roads will fund the cost of materials estimating to be $7,313.29 and the County is responsible for installation costs. Supervisor Ott, with a second from Supervisor Ross, moved the passage of Resolution 20160103 to execute the agreement with the State of Nebraska, Department of Roads. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Ross, Sill, Wiechman, Ott and Tichota yeas; nays, none; resolution adopted. (A complete copy of Resolution 20160103 can be found in Resolution Record #1 Page 260.)
- APPROVE CLAIMS
A motion was made by Wiechman and seconded by Ott to approve the following claims; General payroll and reimbursements $108,789.55; Road payroll & reimbursements $40,447.89; Economic Development payroll & reimbursements $7,754.31; E911 payroll & reimbursements $18,262.87; Lincoln Financial 2455.22 co share supplemental ins, Ameritas Life Ins. 7504.60 co share retire, CC Clerk Insurance Account 66,478.53 co share ins, F&M Bank 7898.40 co share soc sec, juror fees 2016.88, Adams Co Sheriff 6.50 mental health bd expenses, Advanced Correctional Healthcare912.94 prosoner care, Appeara 90.67 supplies, Apothecary Shop 505.22 prisoner meds, AS Central Services 26.00 supplies, Auto Value 69.80 supplies, Barone Security 192.00 bldg repairs, Black Hills Energy 1039.04 utilities, Daniel Bracht 4984.99 reimb, Burt Co Sheriff 2.75 court costs, Cardmember Serv 95.70 software & meals, Cass Co Jail 702.36 prisoner bd, Centec Cast Metal 1009.40 grave markers, Central Valley Ag 210.75 fuel, CenturyLink 1344.41 service, City of West Point 5538.48 solid waste, City of Wisner 2625.22 solid waste, Clk of Dist Ct 32.00 court fees, Continental Research 396.56 supplies, Cuming Co 4-H 11.00 pop machine revenue, Cuming Co Court 134.00 court costs, Cuming County Mutual Aid Asso. 35.00 dues, Cuming Co Sheriff 112.09 court costs, Mary Dickson 20.00 witness fee, Eakes Office Solutions 587.28 supplies, ECivis 2050.00 adm fee, Elite Computers 48.00 repairs, Engelhardt TV 3239.56 equip, ESRI Inc 1900.00 licensing fee, Floor Maintenance 235.12 supplies, Franciscan Care Services 297.00 employment & blood tests, Great America Fin. Serv 163.00 equip lease, Ellen Hasenkamp 44.82 mileage, HHS 93.00 institutional care, JEO Consulting 60.00 supplies, JP Electric 1582.58 repairs,Klein Survey 1000.00 equip rental, Madison Co. Cist Ct 50.00 mental health bd, Madison Co. Sheriff 11550.00 prisoner bd, Matthew Bender 9.50 supplies, Microfilm Imaging 59.00 microfilming, Mid-States Organized Crime 100.00 dues, Stuart Mills 1181.25 ct apnt atny, Mostek Repair 133.34 repairs, MIPS 2691.36 computer support, NE Assn of Emg Managers 85.00 dues, NE Sheriff Assn 195.00 dues, NE Nebr Assessors Assn 25.00 dues, NOVA Fitness Equip 2721.60 flooring, Office Systems 133.00 equip, Pender Community Hospital 244.00 inmate care, Peterson Body 57.72 service, PetroMart 719.46 fuel, Pizza Ranch 76.25 jury meals, Quality Printing 595.29 supplies, Region IV 4973.75 3rd qrtr payment, Schinstock Painting 100.00 labor, Schmader Electric 200.00 labor, Debra Schroeder 79.90 supplies, Skywave Wireless 103.95 internet fees, Smidt Garbage 45.00 serv, Daniel Smith 543.75 ct apnt atny, Joseph Smith 217.50 ct apnt atny, Stan Ortmeier 652.96 repairs, William Stokely 1800.00 county burial, Teeco 124.85 supplies, Telebeep Cellular 53.48 pager serv, Thurston Co. Sheriff 3050.00 prisoner bd, Tim’s Sinclair 186.80 fuel, Time Clock Deals 34.72 serv, UNL 794.17 salary reimb & supplies, UNL Print & Copy 252.50 supplies, Verizon Wireless 337.11 serv, Village of Bancroft 826.02 solid waste, Village of Beemer 826.02 solid waste, Wagner Tire 268.99 repairs, Ina Welding 57.70 prior serv, West Point Home Center 385.22 repairs, West Point Light 2074.57 utilities, West Point News 862.04 publ, Wisner News Chronicle 249.55 publ, Yosten True Value 203.50 supplies, Total General Fund $157,726.79; Ameritas Life Ins. 2730.22 co share retire, F&M Bank 2952.91 co share soc sec, Auto Value 238.40 parts, B’s Enterprises 700.00 asphalt material, Black Hills Energy 920.57 utilities, Bomgaars 704.00 supplies & tools, Bozweld 52.99 labor, Central Valley Ag 1006.66 fuel, CenturyLink 86.15 serv, Chemsearch 181.19 supplies, City of Wisner 649.33 utilities, Constellation New Energy 237.47 utilities, Conway’s Corner 66.00 fuel, CCPPD 431.03 serv, Engelhardt TV 157.33 supplies, Farmers Pride 2439.40 fuel, Great Plains 161.29 utilities, James Hladky 525.00 labor, Ideal Wheels 354.70 parts & labor, Kimball Midwest 136.30 supplies, Mark Spenner 1897.50 freight, Midwest Services 2496.70 signing material, Murphy Tractor 1166.67 parts, Northeast Glass 640.00 labor & materials, Pender Impl 799.77 parts, Quality Printing 49.93 supplies, S&S Willers 2449.43 gravel, S&W Welding 231.80 parts, Sapp Bros 885.61 fuel & repairs, Marvin Siebrandt 1726.53 gravel, Smidt’s Sanitation 50.00 serv, Stalp Gravel 11,823.25 gravel, Stan Ortmeier & Co. 22.28 supplies, Stigge Machine 177.98 parts, Tim’s Sinclair 4212.12 fuel, Time Clock Deals 15.12 serv, Truck Center 261.52 parts, Verizon Wireless 239.92 serv, Wagner Tire 780.05 fuel, West Point Home Center 18.58 materials, West Point Light & Water 599.72 utilities, Wisner News 115.35 publ, West Point Travel Plaza 376.19 fuel, Wisner Auto Parts 55.80 parts, Wisner True Value 4.80 parts, Wisner West 69.56 fuel, Total Road Fund $45,897.12; Bancroft-Rosalie Schools 6000.00 Dinklage Grant, GACC 23,000.00 Dinklage Grant, Howells-Dodge Schools 1000.00 Dinklage Grant, Pender Public Schools 1000.00 Dinklage Grant, Total Special Projects $31,000.00; University of Nebraska $1500.00 Wegner Scholarship, Total Wegner Scholarship Fund $1500.00; Cardmember Service 21.01 travel expenses, City of West Point 425.00 grant, Midwest Meetings 575.00 publication costs, West Point Community Threatre 500.00 grant, Westside Publishing Co. 1700.00 adv, Total Lodging Tax Fund $3,221.01; Heartland Technology Solutions 109.00 records preservation, MIPS 275.70 computer support, Total Reg of Deeds Fund $384.70; Ameritas Life Ins. 523.41 co share retire, F&M Bank 590.92 co share soc sec, Cardmember Service 1836.12 adv & travel expenses, City of West Point 70.00 rent, Creative Xpressions 330.75 adv, Quality Print 177.46 supplies, Total Economic Development Fund $3,528.66; Ameritas Life Ins. 1232.73 co share retire, F&M Bank 1372.52 co share soc sec, AS Central Finance 448.00 teletype serv, CardMember Serv 575.29 Threat Net, CenturyLink 2022.90 serv, Elite Computers 70.00 supplies, Great Plains Comm 68.62 serv, JP Electric 804.99 equip, Quality Print 93.64 supplies, Racom Corp 4534.08 equip, Skywave Wireless 71.95 serv, Time Clock Deals 12.96 fees, Xybix Systems 27,531.94 equip, Total E911 Fund $38,839.62. 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 at 9:00 a.m. on February 23 and 24, 2016. The agenda kept current in the office of the county clerk and on the website (www.cumingco.com).
County Clerk Chairman