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July 28 & 29, 2014 – Board of Supervisor’s Minutes

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MINUTES

July 28, 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 July 28, 2014, at West Point, Nebraska with Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott and Tichota, present; Sill, Wiechman and Meister absent.

 

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; June 16th – July 15th activity reports for Extension Educators, audit report, district seven probation budget request, correspondence from Sequoia Consulting Group and the Nebraska Surface Transportation Program Book.  All documents are available for public inspection at the County Clerk’s Office.

 

1.   MINUTES

A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Ott to approve the minutes of the last meeting as read.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Mutzenberger, Ott, Ross and Tichota, yeas; nays none; Sill, Wiechman and Meister absent; motion carried.

 

2.   REPORTS

After reviewing revenue reports from the County Sheriff ($1112.15), Clerk of Dist. Court ($838.80), Zoning Adm. ($50.00), Roads ($0) and County Clerk ($5,694.65), a motion was made by Ross and seconded by Mutzenberger to accept the reports and place on file. All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

3.  RECEIPTS

A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Ross to approve $445,362.74 of miscellaneous Treasurer’s receipts and place on file.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Mutzenberger, Ott, Ross and Tichota, yeas; nays none; Sill, Wiechman and Meister absent; motion carried.

 

4.  GIS WORKSHOP

A proposal from GIS Workshop was presented to the Board for web based services.  A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Ross to table the proposal until the next meeting.

 

5.  LEGAL SHIELD

A representative from Legal Shield was present to ask the Supervisors for permission to offer a legal and identity theft program to the employees through payroll deduction at no cost to the County.  A motion was made by Ott and seconded by Ross to table until the next meeting.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

6.  HHS SUBGRANT AGREEMENT FOR CHILD SUPPORT SERVICES

A subgrant agreement was presented to the Board for approval.  The agreement is for a cooperative arrangement on behalf of the court pursuant to 45 CFR 302.34.  A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Ott to authorize the Chairman to sign the agreement.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Mutzenberger, Ott, Ross and Tichota, yeas; nays none; Sill, Wiechman and Meister absent; motion carried.

 

7.  PROPOSAL FOR AUDIT SERVICES

A proposal to provide audit services for fiscal year 2014/2015 was presented to the Board from Morrow, Davies & Toelle, PC.  The cost to conduct the audit is $8,400.  A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Ott to accept the proposal and authorize the Chairman to sign the agreement.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Mutzenberger, Ott, Ross and Tichota, yeas; nays none; Sill, Wiechman and Meister absent; motion carried.

 

8.  SPECIAL LIQUOR LICENSE

The Cuming County Agricultural Society presented an application for a special designated Liquor License to hold an event on the Cuming County Fairgrounds.  A motion was made by Ross and seconded by Ott to recommend the approval of the special designated license for the Cuming County Agricultural Society on September 20, 2014.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

9.  RECESS AS A BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

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 11:30 a.m. the Board reconvened as a Board of Supervisors to review Resolution 20140701; a resolution to agree to participate in an interlocal agreement between the members of the III Corps Drug Task Force.  Supervisor Ott, with a second from Supervisor Mutzenberger, moved the passage of Resolution 20140701.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Mutzenberger, Ott, Ross and Tichota, yeas; nays none; Sill, Wiechman and Meister absent; resolution adopted.

 

The Board reconvened after lunch to review department budgets.  No formal action was taken.  The Board agreed to reconvene at 9:00 a.m. the following morning.

 

 

July 29, 2014

 

The Board met at 9:00 a.m. pursuant to the previous day’s business with all members present.  The Chairman of the Board restated that a current copy of the “Open Meetings Act” was posted at the entrance to the meeting room with a pamphlet form of the act available upon request.  The Board began the meeting by reviewing the Road Department and Planning and Zoning Department monthly action reports.  Mark Mainelli, County Engineer, was present to discuss upcoming bridge projects and to inform the Board on his efforts to persuade the legislature to consider additional funding avenues to counties to relieve the cost of replacing costly road infrastructure.  No formal action was taken.

 

10.  CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #268

Chairman Tichota opened a public hearing at 9:45 a.m. to consider a request from Holland Feedlots Inc to increase the capacity of the existing livestock facility operation from a level 3 to a level 4 (10,001 to 25,000 head) in NE1/4 Section 21 T23N R4E.  There was no one present to object to the permit which was recommended for approval by the planning commission and zoning administrator.  Lary and Barbara Moeller were present to discuss the water needs of a large livestock operation.  Nick Strehle, Nutrition Specialties, was present to represent Holland Feedlots.  A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Meister to approve conditional use permit #268.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Sill, Wiechman, Mutzenberger, Meister and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

11.  CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #269

Chairman Tichota opened a public hearing at 10:00 a.m. to consider a request from Ronald and Teresa Buderus to separate a tract in Section 7 T24N 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 on the size of the lot and the flood plan determination, a motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Ott to table conditional use permit #269.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Sill, Wiechman, Mutzenberger, Meister and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

 

12.  CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT # 270

Chairman Tichota opened a public hearing at 10:15 a.m. to consider a request from Loren Siebrandt to subdivide a tract in SE1/4 Section 20 T22N R6E.  Since the Planning Commission tabled the request until further information could be gathered, no formal action was taken.

 

13.  DINKLAGE APPLICATION

Nikki Peirce, Diversion/TeamMates coordinator, presented a Dinklage Application for $1000.  The funds, if granted, would help the Juvenile Awareness Group with expenses to bring a presentation to Cuming County students on bullying.  A motion was made by Ross and seconded by Mutzenberger to forward the application to the Dinklage Foundation.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Sill, Wiechman, Mutzenberger, Meister and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

14.  CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT – PENDER PIG COOP

Due to the withdrawal of the request by the filer, no formal action was taken.

 

15.  CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #271

Chairman Tichota opened a public hearing at 10:45 a.m. to consider a request from Holland Feedlots Inc. to increase the capacity of the existing livestock facility operation from a level 2 to a level 3 (5,001 to 10,000 head) in W1/2 Section 18 T23N R4E.  There was no one present to object to the permit which was recommended for approval by the planning commission and zoning administrator.  Nick Strehle, Nutrition Specialties, was present to represent Holland Feedlots Inc.  A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Ott to approve conditional use permit #271.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Sill, Wiechman, Mutzenberger, Meister and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

16.  ELKHORN LOGAN VALLEY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Gina Uhing and Heather Drahota presented a verbal report on health department activities during the recent tornado disaster.  They reported that 200 tetanus shots were given to volunteers in Cuming County during the cleanup efforts.  No formal action was taken.

 

17.  DRAFT ZONING REGULATIONS

The Board reviewed draft language to the zoning regulations.  No formal action was taken.

 

18.  CLAIMS

The following county positions receive salaries or wages as listed; County Supervisors $1043.50, County Officials $4121.65 – $4619.17, Deputies $18.35 – $19.57 per/hr, Appraiser $4430.00, Office Assistants $10.07 – $17.15 per/hr, Custodian $18.00 per/hr, Sheriff Deputies $3,826.00 – $4,186.00, Diversion Coordinator $2750.00, Emg. Manager/VSO $4752.21 Deputy Emg. Manager $311.98, Surveyor $750.00, Planning & Zoning Adm. $16.13 per/hr, Highway Supt. $4917.98, Assistant Road Foreman $25.25 per/hr, Road Equipment Operators $16.80 – $21.90 per/hr, Sign Maintenance $19.65 per/hr, Truck Drivers $18.82 per/hr, Weed Supt./Mechanic $20.00 per/hr, Economic Development Director $5671.18, Dispatchers $10.00 – $20.00 per/hr.  Dispatchers receive an additional $1.50 per/hr for the midnight to 8:00 a.m. shift, horticultural aide $8.75 per/hr. (monthly salaries are listed except where indicated).  A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by SIll to approve the following claims: General Payroll & Employee Reimb $108,670.98; Road Payroll $42,233.56; Register of Deeds Payroll $267.00; Economic Development Payroll & Employee REimb $7,795.18; E911 Payroll & Employee Reimb $18,798.82; Ameritas Dental 1041.48 co share ins, Ameritas Life Ins. 7519.38 co share retire, Blue Cross 22,939.62 co share health, F&M Bank 7688.14 co share soc sec, Advanced Correctional Healthcare 19.51 inmate meds, Alco 38.25 supplies, AMC Rifle Range 100.00 dues, Appeara 59.10 supplies, Baker Counseling 360.00 professional care, Black Hills Energy 285.86 utilities, Daniel Bracht 4456.19 reimb, Bubbles of Joy 34.19 supplies, Burt Co. Sheriff 44.55 court costs, Butler Co. Sheriff 50.16 court costs, Cardmember Service 385.02 supplies, Central Valley Ag 659.07 fuel, Centurylink 1453.87 serv, City of West Point 9530.68 solid waste, City of Wisner 2351.96 solid waste, Clerk of Dist Ct 35.00 court costs, Colonial Research Chemical 116.08 supplies, Cuming Co. 4-H Council 218.90 pop machine revenue, Cuming Co. Court 185.00 court costs, Cuming County Historical Society 200.00 cemetery maint, Cuming Co. Sheriff 131.69 supplies, postage, etc, Dakota Co. Court 6.25 copies, Dataspec Inc 399.00 supplies, Robert Dinslage 40.00 rental fee, Dodge Co. Sheriff 106.17 court costs, Electronic Engineering 5796.45 equip, Elite Computers 15.00 supplies, Engelhardt TV & Comm 15.00 equip, Floor Maintenance 548.58 supplies, Franciscan Care Services 135.00 blood tests, Graybeals Food 7.67 supplies, Greatamerica Financial Serv 163.00 equip lease, Larry Howard 59.02 travel expenses, Lisa Hunke 200.00 labor, Jack’s Uniforms & Equip 297.79 equip, Johnson & Mock 4533.05 ct apnt atny, JP Electric 759.92 labor, Kindschuh Bros 91.90 tire repair, Paul Knobbe 231.52 training expenses, Russell Kreikemeier 2328.80 ct apnt atny, Lawngevity 75.00 professional serv, Arlen Lierman 10.08 mileage, Lynn Peavey 32.10 supplies, Madison Co. Sheriff 2200.00 inmate bd, Madison Co. Teasurer 10565.63 probation costs, Microfilm Imaging 59.00 microfilming, Stuart Mills 1504.30 ct apnt atny, Elwood Moore 6.72 mileage, MIPS 2998.47 computer support, Monona Co. Sheriff 57.95 court costs, Morrow Davies & Toelle 8200.00 audit costs, Judy Mutzenberger 100.00 reimb, Nebr. Public Health Lab 144.00 court costs, NMC Exchange 486.70 radio repair, NE Nebr Juvenile Serv 7395.00 inmate bd, O’Keefe Elevator 171.53 repairs, Office Systems Co. 122.77 copy overage, Peterson Body & Paint 172.72 serv, PetroMart 1700.82 fuel, Quality Printing 1994.44 supplies, Region IV 4973.75 mental health serv, Jeremy Rehak 199.36 training expenses, Saunders Co. Sheriff 76.12 court costs, Debra Schroeder 288.40 reimb, Lee Schroeder 151.80 training expenses, Mark Schroeder 286.73 training expenses, LK Ventures 35.00 shredding, Steve Sill 131.60 mileage, Smidt’s Garbage Serv 45.00 serv, Stratton, Delay & Doele 526.20 ct apnt atny, Subway Sandwiches 16.05 supplies, Teeco 111.85 supplies, Telebeep Cellular 160.44 pager serv, Thurston Co. Sheriff 1000.00 inmate bd, Tim’s Sinclair 16.00 tire repair, Verizon Wireless 317.65 serv, Village of Bancroft 351.50 solid waste, Village of Beemer 1009.06 solid waste, West Point News 118.34 printing & publ, Glen Vollmer 17.92 mileage, West Point Home Center 97.96 supplies, West Point Light & Water 2570.73 utilities, West Point News 1243.72 publ, Robert Wostoupal 15.46 supply reimb, Yosten True Value 178.99 supplies, Total General Fund $127,574.68; Ameritas Dental 284.04 co share dental ins, Ameritas Life Ins. 2850.07 co share retire, Blue Cross 6256.26 co share health ins, F&M Bank 3091.83 co share soc sec., Auto Value 18.26 repairs, B’s Enterprises 1519.00 signs, Bauer Built 224.02 tire repairs, Black Hills Energy 78.25 utilities, Bodwell Construction 1883.64 rock, Bomgaars 247.21 supplies, Angela Burgess 420.79 land rental, Central Valley Ag 1732.89 fuel, Centurylink 90.86 serv, City of Wisner 102.63 utilities, Constellation New Energy 16.89 utilities, Conway’s Corner 607.17 fuel, Cooney Fertilizer 227.50 labor, Cornhusker International 283.16 labor, CCPPD 282.01 utilities, DXP Enterprises 101.64 tools, Filter Care 15.40 labor, Engelhardt TV 344.98 repairs, Great Plains 158.36 serv, Jake Carpenter Trucking 157.00 labor, JR Tools 520.65 shop tools, Kindschuh Bros. 1711.56 fuel, Mainelli Wagner & Asso. 5997.80 engineering fees, Midwest Service & Sales 1136.90 sign material, Murphy Tractor & Equip 193,231.02 motor grader, NMC 203.40 parts, Pender Implement 35.69 supplies, Peterson Body & Paint 79.95 labor, Petromart 45.12 fuel, S&S Willers 1831.38 gravel, Marvin Siebrandt Trucking 33457.52 gravel, Powerplan 418.67 parts, Krystal Roseman 420.79 land rentals, Valerie Roseman 420.79 land rental, Sapp Bros. 1006.11 fuel, Skywave Wireless 43.95 serv, Smidt’s Garbage 50.00 serv, Stalp Gravel 86,486.63 gravel, Tighton Fastener & Supply 8585.00 equip, Melodie Starr 420.79 land rentals, Dept of Labor 978.00 unemployment, Stigge Machine & Supply 99.80 parts, Straight-line Striping 14213.30 pavement markings, Tim’s Sinclair 6225.00 fuel, Titan Machinery 26.77 parts, Verizon Wireless 214.35 serv, West Point Home Center 64.00 flags, West Point Impl 605.51 parts, West Point Light & Water 257.30 utilities, West Point News 54.00 publ, Wisner Auto Parts 6.20 supplies, Wisner True Value 22.99 chemicals, Yosten True Value 13.98 supplies,  Total Road Fund $379,878.78; Beemer Senior Citizens Center 8000.00 Dinklage Grant, Cuming Co. Economic Development 1950.00 Dinklage Grant, Goldenrod Regional Housing 602.60 Dinklage Grant, Total Special Projects $10,552.60; Cuming Co. Economic Development 1200.00 contract labor, NACVB 60.00 dues, Oxide Design 700.00 adv, Quality Printing 129.00 brochures, West Point Chamber 500.00 grant, Total Lodging Tax Fund $2589.00; F&M Bank 20.42 co share soc sec, MIPS 269.90 computer support, Oxide Design Co. 700.00 website expenses, Total Register of Deeds Fund $990.32; Quality Print 75.56 supplies, Total STOP Fund $75.56; Oxide Design Co. 3850.00 website expenses, Total Inheritance Fund $3,850.00; Ameritas Dental 63.12 co share dental, Ameritas Life Ins. 526.17 co share retire, Blue Cross 1390.28 co share health,  F&M Bank 594.05 co share soc sec, Bankers Advertising Co 552.92 advertising, Beemer Café 113.15 workshop expenses, Cardmember Serv 1114.60 lodging, etc, CenturyLink 39.95 serv, Grandma’s Attic 48.91 supplies, Olsson Associates 2500.00 development plan, The Lodge 30.00 rent, Oxide Design 1750.00 website expenses, Quality Printing 126.50 adv, Renee’s Designer Hairstyles 620.25 Nielsen Grant, Tuck Enterprises 2329.00 Nielsen Grant, Wisner VFW Post 5767 1346.58 Nielsen Grant, Total Economic Development $13,145.48; Ameritas Dental 126.24 co share dental ins, Ameritas Life Ins. 1268.93 co share retire, Blue Cross 2780.56 co share health, F&M Bank 1430.46 co share soc sec, AS Central Finance 448.00 teletype serv, CenturyLink 1834.66 serv, City of Wisner 269.90 pagers, Great Plains 68.62 serv; Total E911 $8227.37.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ross, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

The Board agreed to adjourn and reconvene August 26 & 27, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.  The agenda kept current in the office of the county clerk and on the website (www.cumingco.com).

 

Cuming County Clerk

Approved:  _____________________________

Chairman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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