BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MINUTES
June 24, 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 June 24, 2014, at West Point, Nebraska with Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Wiechman and Sill, present; Tichota 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 Acting 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; May 16th – June 15th activity reports for Extension Educators, May 27 – June 16 activity report from the horticultural aide, letter of support to the Nebraska Regulatory Office regarding Stalp Gravel Company application No. NOW-2006-00411-WEH, list of current bank securities, letter from NIRMA regarding renewal rates for 2014-1015 and the Nebraska Public Employees Retirement Investment Report. All documents are available for public inspection at the County Clerk’s Office.
1. ACTING CHAIRPERSON
Due to the absences of Tichota and Meister, a motion was made by Mutzenberger with a second by Wiechman to appoint Steve Sill as acting Chairperson for the June 24 & 25 meeting. All present voted yea in favor of said motion.
A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Ott to approve the minutes of the last meeting as read. All present voted yea in favor of said motion.
After reviewing revenue reports from the County Sheriff ($878.16), Clerk of Dist. Court ($2,028.88), Zoning Adm. ($100.00), Roads ($342.36) and County Clerk ($5,500.08), a motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Ott to accept the reports and place on file. All present voted yea in favor of said motion.
A motion was made by Ross and seconded by Ott to approve $291,296.85 of miscellaneous Treasurer’s receipts and place on file. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Wiechman, Ross, Mutzenberger and Sill, yeas; nays none; Tichota & Meister absent; motion carried.
5. VETERAN’S SERVICE AND EMERGENCY MANAGER REPORT
Bernie Hunke was present to give a report on the activities of the Veteran’s Service Office and update the Board on the recent disaster near Wisner. No formal action was taken.
6. 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 Sill to table the proposal until the next meeting.
7. DIVERSION/TEAMMATES REPORT
Nikki Peirce was present to give a verbal report on the progress of her office and on the grants and fund raising activities. No formal action was taken.
8. DENTAL INSURANCE
The new rates for dental insurance were proposed to the Board. The renewal rate increased the premium by $5.04 per employee. A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Wiechman to accept the renewal rate for dental insurance. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Wiechman, Ross, Mutzenberger and Sill, yeas; nays none; Tichota & Meister absent; motion carried.
9. COURT COMMITTEE
A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Wiechman to appoint Judy Mutzenberger, Glen Wiechman, Merna Recker, Laura Wagner, Dan Bracht and Bonnie Vogltance to a committee to study the feasibility of expanding the interlocal agreement between the State of Nebraska and Cuming County to provide staffing for the Clerk of District Court Office. All present voted yea in favor of said motion.
10. RECESS AS A BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
A motion was made by Ross and seconded by Sill to recess as a Board of Supervisors and convene as a Board of Equalization. All present voted yea in favor of said motion.
At 2:35 p.m. the Board reconvened as a Board of Supervisors to adjourn for the day and reconvene to the following morning at 9:00 a.m.
June 25, 2014
The Board met at 9:00 a.m. pursuant to the previous day’s business with Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Wiechman and Sill present; Tichota and Meister absent. Acting Chairman Sill 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. No formal action was taken.
11. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT
The public hearing to consider a request from Holland Feedlot to expand an existing Livestock Feeding Operation was postponed until a later date.
12. PANTHER PAD DINKLAGE FOUNDATION GRANT
A Dinklage Grant was presented to the Board for $10,000 to help fund the Panther Pad project which is an after school program for K-6 graders. After review, a motion was made by Ott and seconded by Mutzenberger to forward the application to the foundation. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Wiechman, Ross, Mutzenberger and Sill, yeas; nays none; Tichota & Meister absent; motion carried.
13. APPOINT MEMBER TO THE VSO BOARD
A recommendation from the VFW Post 5767 was received by the Board to appoint Glen Vollmer as the representative of the Wisner area to the Cuming County Veterans Board which was confirmed by the County Veteran Service Committee. A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Wiechman to appoint Glen Vollmer to a five year term which would run through June 30, 2019. All present voted yea in favor of said motion.
14. WAGE ADJUSTMENTS
A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Wiechman to table the adjustments to employee wages until the next meeting. All present voted yea in favor of said motion.
15. TOWNSHIP INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT
An addendum to the township interlocal agreement was presented for execution. After review, a motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Wiechman to execute the addendum and forward to the townships. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Wiechman, Ross, Mutzenberger and Sill, yeas; nays none; Tichota & Meister absent; motion carried.
16. DRAFT ZONING REGULATIONS
The Board reviewed draft language to the zoning regulations. No formal action was taken.
17. CULVERT IN BANCROFT TOWNSHIP
After discussion with a landowner regarding a culvert in Section One of Bancroft Township, a motion was made by Ross and seconded by Mutzenberger to ask the County Engineer, Mark Mainelli, to lay out a procedure to proceed to correct the problem with the culvert structure located on “Y” Road between 24th and 25th Road. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Wiechman, Ross, Mutzenberger and Sill, yeas; nays none; Tichota & Meister absent; motion carried.
A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Ott to approve the following claims: General Payroll & Employee Reimb $99,497.89; Road Payroll $32,458.85; Economic Development Payroll $6,900.56; E911 Payroll & Employee Reimb $13,424.68; Ameritas Dental 1041.48 co share ins, Ameritas Life Ins. 6885.74 co share retire, Blue Cross 22,939.62 co share health, F&M Bank 7011.79 co share soc sec, employee insurance deductible 329.68, Appeara 57.56 supplies, Auto Value 18.68 parts, B&B Video 1200.00 labor, Baker Couseling 300.00 consultant service, Bankers Advertising Co. 744.62 supplies, Black Hills Energy 304.58 utilities, Daniel Bracht 4705.95 reimb, Buffalo Co. Sheriff 22.72 mental health bd expenses, Cardmember Service 2963.58 supplies website expenses, dues, Central Valley Ag 209.00 fuel, CenturyLink 121.41 serv, Children & Family Counseling 360.00 consultant fees, City of West Point 10262.62 solid waste, City of Wisner 3687.84 solid waste and ambulance serv, Clerk of Dist. Court 107.00 court costs, Conway’s Corner 79.02 fuel, Creative Services 320.95 supplies, Cuming Co. Court 153.00 court costs, Cuming Co. Historical Society 200.00 cemetery maint, Cuming Co. Public Power 62.90 utilities, Cuming Co. Sheriff 128.63 court costs, Dell Marketing 221.98 supplies, Digital Ally 395.00 repairs, Dodge Co. Court 1.75 copy, Thomas Donner 7605.58 ct apnt atny, Douglas Co. Ct 12.25 copies, Eakes Office Plus 85.87 supplies, James Egley 200.00 mental health bd expenses, ES&S 150.00 election expenses, Elite Computers & Consulting 241.00 equip & labor, Engelhardt TV 4537.68 equipment & repairs, Ann Flood 100.00 mental health bd, Franciscan Care Services 1440.00 breath tests, Graybeals Food 32.02 supplies, GreatAmerica Financial Serv 163.00 equipment lease, Nebr. HHS 93.00 institutional care, Stanley Herrick 6.09 meals, James Hladky 480.00 equip, Holiday Inn 69.12 lodging, Holiday Inn Express 173.90 lodging, Larry Howard 128.17 travel expenses, Bernie Hunke 462.38 lodging, dues, etc, Jack’s Uniforms & Equip 514.99 equip, Kindschuh Bros 650.95 tires, Arlen Lierman 10.08 mileage, Mary Jo Lueckenhoff 11.60 postage, Madison Co. Sheriff 3273.02 inmate bd, Marshall & Swift 614.20 supplies, MCS Construction 7326.90 remodeling, Mercy Medical Services 132.00 inmate care, Donna Meyer 145.60 mileage, Microfilm Imaging 59.00 microfilming, Stuart Mills 1237.50 ct apnt atny, MIPS 2633.83 computer support, NACO 1995.00 reg fees & dues, Nebr Public Health 210.00 breath tests, Nebr. Supreme Court 220.00 subs, NIRMA 36,868.80 property & casualty insurance, NE Nebr. Juvenile Serv 4313.75 inmate bd, Jeanette Norton 145.60 mileage, Office Systems 122.77 equip maint, Pender Comm. Hospital 158.00 inmate care, PetroMart 1584.25 fuel, Postmaster 140.00 postage, Printing Service 208.23 supplies, Quality Print 3222.52 supplies, Region IV 5001.00 1st qrtr payment, Nancy Schramm 100.00 mental health bd, Debra Schroeder 287.52 supplies, Lee Schroeder 667.88 training expenses, Mark Schroeder 357.01 training expenses, Seward Co. Court 3.50 copies, Mary Smalley 100.00 mental health bd costs, Smidt’s Garbage 45.00 serv, Alvin Sorensen 16.80 mileage, Nebr. HHS Lab 66.75 blood testing, Stan Ortmeier 95.40 bldg repairs, DEQ 33.81 copies, Stigge Machine 310.87 equip repairs, Teeco 111.35 supplies, Telebeep Cellular 26.74 serv, Terry’s Floor Covering 475.00 labor & materials, Thurston Co. Sheriff 3950.00 prisoner bd, Tighton Fastener & Supply 1000.00 equipment, Tim’s Sinclair 102.47 fuel & repairs, US Postage Serv 681.19 postage, UNL 9738.50 reimb,UNL 883.50 supplies, Verizon Wireless 316.82 serv, Village of Bancroft 244.64 solid waste, Village of Beemer 548.34 solid waste, Glen Vollmer 17.92 mileage, Web Commerce Partners 77.70 supplies, West Point Home Center 53.99 supplies, West Point Light & Water 2606.89 utilities, West Point News 3058.86 publ, Western Office Tech 378.00 calculator, Wingate Inn 169.90 lodging, Yosten True Value 120.98 supplies, Total General Fund $140,385.42; Ameritas Dental 284.04 co share dental ins, Ameritas Life Ins. 2190.97 co share retire, Blue Cross 6256.26 co share health ins, F&M Bank 2344.07 co share soc sec., Ace Irrigation & Mfg Co. 5120.00 culverts, Asphalt & Concrete Materials 4447.31 asphalt, Auto Value 53.93 supplies, Black Hills Energy 77.22 utilities, Bodwell Construction 7047.10 gravel, Bomgaars 341.33 supplies, Central Valley Ag 2475.57 fuel, CenturyLink 12.14 serv, City of Wisner 103.38 utilities, Constellation New Energy 19.92 fuel, Conway’s Corner 196.70 fuel, CCPPD 222.49 utilities, Engelhardt TV 139.50 repairs, Farmers Pride 4159.50 fuel, Great Plains 155.21 serv, James Hladky 390.00 supplies, Husker Steel 82009.60 bridge steel, JR tools 217.00 tools, Kimball Midwest 143.30 supplies, Kindschuh Bros 1288.84 fuel, Mainelli Wagner & Asso. 1536.50 engineering fees, Midwest Service & Sales 18497.64 culvert material & signs, Murphy Tractor & Equip 418.67 parts, NIRMA 43890.05 property & casualty ins, NMC 161.74 parts, S&S Willers 4279.97 gravel, Powerplan 1063.44 parts, Quality Inn 140.00 lodging, Quality Printing 117.13 supplies, Quality Printing 117.13 supplies, S&W Welding 18.50 parts, Sapp Bros 9256.83 fuel, Marvin Siebrandt 2595.78 gravel, Skywave Wireless 43.95 serv, Smidt’s Garbage 50.00 serv, Stalp Gravel 70940.58 rock & gravel, Stigge Machine 56.72 tools, Tim’s Sinclair 156.55 fuel, US Postage 25.95 postage, Verizon Wireless 214.35 serv, Welding Const. 17553.36 contract labor, West Point Impl. 91.86 parts, West Point Light & Water 268.27 utilities, Wisner Auto Parts 247.43 parts, Wisner West 100.00 fuel, Yosten True Value 24.00 supplies, Total Road Fund $291,444.65; Oxide Design 4550.00 website design, Theresa Klitz 80.00 service Total Grant Fund $80.00; MIS 262.90 computer support, Total Register of Deeds Fund $262.90; Oxide Design Co. 700.00 website expenses, total Lodging Tax $700.00; Cardmember Serv 371.83 lodging, etc, CenturyLink 1.86 serv, Donner Industrial 3500.00 Nielsen Grant, Oxide Design 1750.00 website design, PetroMart 41.57 fuel, Postmaster 84.00 postage, Quality Printing 126.50 adv, US Postage Serv 292.86 postage, West Point News 805.20 adv, Lana, A Boutique 2208.00 Nielsen Grant, Total Economic Development 13,444.86; Ameritas Dental 126.24 co share dental ins, Ameritas Life Ins. 906.17 co share retire, Blue Cross 2780.56 co share health, F&M Bank 1019.33 co share soc sec, AS Central Finance 448.00 teletype serv, CenturyLink 10.65 serv, City of Wisner 282.65 pagers, Elite Computers 10.00 equip, Great Plains 68.62 serv, Charles Muller 106.40 mileage, NIRMA 2277.15 property & casualty insurance, Karen Palmer 419.30 uniforms, Brian Schultz 35.84 mileage, Lucy Streeter 95.20 mileage; Total E911 $8586.11. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Mutzenberger, Ross, Wiechman and Sill, yeas; nays none; Tichota & Meister absent; motion carried.
The Board agreed to adjourn and reconvene July 10, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. The agenda kept current in the office of the county clerk and on the website (www.cumingco.com).
Cuming County Clerk