BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MINUTES
March 25, 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 March 25, 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; February 16th – March 15th activity reports for Extension Educators, notice of Dept. of Roads regional meeting, letter regarding FEMA Disaster 1878, letter from Sequoia Consulting Group dated March 21, 2014, letter regarding Federal Funds Purchase Program, 2013 community benefits report from Franciscan Care Services, Inc, March 19th Safety Committee Minutes, notice of May 7thhealth insurance meeting, list of current bank securities, documents in support of the County Economic Development Program, information from Dennis Vodicka regarding bridges and a letter from State Court Administrator. 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 with the following corrections; correct the time the Board entered into closed session from 1:15 p.m. to 11:15 a.m. and correct the vote to approve claims, Ott was listed as absent and not voting, Ott was present and voted to approve claims. All present voted yea to approve said motion.
After reviewing revenue reports from the County Sheriff ($1,068.33), Clerk of Dist. Court ($1,555.30), Zoning Adm. ($200.00), Roads ($607.54) and County Clerk ($4,460.76), a motion was made by Meister and seconded by Mutzenberger to accept the reports and place on file. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Ott, Sill, Ross, Mutzenberger, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.
A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Wiechman to approve $866,277.33 of miscellaneous Treasurer’s receipts and place on file. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Ott, Sill, Ross, Mutzenberger, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.
4. CITY OF WEST POINT DINKLAGE GRANT
An application for $250,000.00 was submitted to the Board for a paving and lighting project at the Nielsen Community Center. A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Sill to table the application until the following day at 11:15 a.m. All present voted yea in favor of said motion.
5. SCRIBNER-SNYDER DINKLAGE GRANT
A Dinklage Application was presented to the Board requesting $2000 to support two scholarships for two Cuming County students graduating from Pender High School. A motion was made by Wiechman and seconded by Ross to forward the application to the Foundation. All present voted yea in favor of said motion.
6. COPY MACHINE LEASE
The County Extension Office presented quotes from four different vendors to lease a new copy machine. After review, a motion was made by Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger to allow Deb Schroeder to enter into a five year lease and service contract for a new copy machine with Office Systems, Norfolk, NE. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Ott, Ross, Sill, Wiechman, Mutzenberger and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.
7. REVIEW RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE WEGNER SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE
One scholarship application was present to the Board for approval from Amanda Murphy. A motion was made by Ott and seconded by Sill to accept the recommendation of the Wegner Scholarship Committee and award Amanda Murphy a $1500.00 scholarship in 2015. All presented voted yea in favor of said motion.
8. RECESS AS A BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
A motion was made by Mutzenberger 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 11:15 a.m. the Board reconvened as a Board of Supervisors to review the rules and definitions section of the draft County Zoning Regulations. No formal action was taken.
The Board agreed to adjourn and reconvene the following morning at 9:00 a.m.
March 26, 2014
The Board met at 9:00 a.m. pursuant to the previous day’s business with all members present. Chairman Tichota 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.
9. TOWNSHIP GRAVEL ALLOTMENT
Several township officials were present to discuss gravel allotment with the Board. They presented a new formula to calculate the amount of gravel allotment to be received by each township. After discussion, a motion was made by Sill and seconded by Ross to table the issue until more information is gathered. All present voted yea in favor of said motion.
10. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #262
Chairman Tichota opened a public hearing at 10:00 a.m. to consider a request from David Baumert to separate an existing farmstead in Sec. 27 T21N R6E. There was no one present to object to the permit which was recommended for approval by the planning commission and zoning administrator. A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Sill to approve conditional use permit #262 with the condition that the correct legal description be attached before filing in the Register of Deeds office. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Ott, Ross, Sill, Wiechman, Mutzenberger and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.
11. FIRSTNET COMMITTEE
The Board received a letter from Brenda Decker, Chief Information Officer, State of Nebraska, requesting a representative be appointed to a FirstNet Committee. As a result, a motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Ott, to appoint Steve Sill to represent Cuming County. All present voted yea in favor of said motion.
12. MOTOR GRADER BIDS
Bids were received for a new motor grader and tallied as follows. All bids included trading County machine #5: Murphy Tractor – Bid #1 John Deere 772GP, $205,917.00; Bid #2 John Deere 772G, $192,561.00; NMC Cat, Caterpillar 140M AWD, $230,194.00. After review, a motion was made by Mutzenberger to purchase the John Deere 772G, conventional, from Murphy Tractor for $192,561.00. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Ott, Ross, Sill, Wiechman, Mutzenberger and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.
13. CRACK SEALING BIDS
Two bids were received to seal cracks on 10 miles of county hard surface roads. The bids tallied as follows; Bader’s Highway & Street – $24,742.00 start date April 27, 2014; Hein Construction $18,817.60 start date May 20th or fall October 1st. After discussion and review, a motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Meister to award the bid to Bader Highway & Street due to the time factor. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Ott, Ross, Sill, Wiechman, Mutzenberger and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.
14. WISNER BRIDGE PROJECT
In October of 2010 a letter was sent to the Corp of Engineers addressing the Section 14 grant to develop a plan to protect the Wisner Elkhorn River Bridge from flooding. Cuming County was later granted funds through the Section 14 program. After discussion with Jeff Wagner, County Engineer, a motion was made by Tichota and seconded by Mutzenberger to reject the Corp of Engineers proposal in conjunction with the engineer’s advice. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Ott, Ross, Wiechman, Mutzenberger and Tichota, yeas; nays Sill; motion carried.
15. CITY OF WEST POINT DINKLAGE GRANT
The Dinklage Application for the City of West Point was tabled from the previous day. The application, if granted, would provide $250,000 for the paving and lighting project around the Nielsen Community Building. A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Ott to forward the corrected application to the Foundation. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Ott, Ross, Sill, Wiechman, Mutzenberger and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.
A motion was made by Ott and seconded by Mutzenberger to approve the following claims: General Payroll & Employee Reimb $98,415.13; Road Payroll & Employee Reimb $31,334.59; Economic Development Payroll & Employee Reimb $6,878.06; E911 Payroll & Employee Reimb $13,456.40; Ameritas Dental 875.16 co share ins, Ameritas Life Ins. 6830.19 co share retire, Blue Cross 21846.99 co share health, F&M Bank 6948.24 co share soc sec, employee deductible reimb 2,228.26, Mark Albin 254.25 mental health bd, Alco 39.54 supplies, Appeara 55.56 supplies, Barone Security 78.00 repairs, Black Hills Energy 1174.53 utilities, Daniel Bracht 4256.31 reimb, Kevin Brester 71.68 mileage, Burt Co. Sheriff 78.97 court costs, Capital Business Systems 239.07 equip maint, Cardmember Service 30.48 travel expenses, Central Community College 120.00 reg fee, Central Valley Ag 266.19 fuel, CenturyLink 1221.31 service, City of West Point 6683.30 solid waste, City of Wisner 1762.54 solid waste, Clerk of Dist Ct 107.00 court costs, Colfax Co Sheriff 6.50 court costs, Continental Research Corp. 366.18 supplies, Cuming County Court 85.00 court costs, Cuming County Mutual Aid 35.00 dues, CCPPD 141.96 utilities, Cuming Co. Sheriff 115.19 court costs, Dodge Co. Court 3.50 copies, Tom Donner 1782.50 ct apnt atny, Duane Drieling 11.20 mileage, Faith Regional Physician Serv 336.00 inmate care, Ann Flood 100.00 mental health bd, Floor Maint. 466.33 supplies, Franciscan Care Services 270.00 blood tests, Daniel Fullner 172.40 mental health bd, Graybeals 34.74 supplies, GreatAmerica Fin Serv 153.45 equip lease, Larry Howard 10.64 mileage, Tim Hunke 11.76 mileage, JP Electric 72.36 supplies, Kate Jorgensen 2098.29 ct apnt atny, Rick Jacobs 22.40 mileage, Kindschuh Bros 162.95 repairs, Russell Kreikemeier 949.50 ct apnt atny, Arlen Lierman 10.08 mileage, Louderback Drug 182.85 inmate meds, Madison Co. Sheriff 8450.00 inmate bd, Matthew Bender 283.31 subs, Microfilm Imaging 74.00 microfilming, Midwest Health Partners 688.00 inmate care, Stuart Mills 150.00 ct apnt atny, Elwood Moore 10.08 mileage, Mostek Repair 210.96 repairs, MIPS 2975.70 computer support, Nance Co. Court 2.25 copies, Nebr. Asso Emg Managers 50.00 dues, Nebr. HHS 84.00 institutional care, Nebr. Lablinc 113.75 inmate care, NE Law Enforcement Intelligence 300.00 reg fee, Daniel Niemeyer 6.00 meal, NE Research & Extension 69.26 equip, NSA/POAN Conf. 190.00 reg fee, Peterson Body 50.00 repairs, PetroMart 1720.07 fuel, Pierce Co. Court 2.00 copies, Platte Co. Court 1.50 copies, Postmaster 190.00 supplies, Quality Print 868.11 supplies, Ramada Inn 146.00 lodging, Region IV Mental Health 10002.00 3rd & 4th qrtr payment, Marjorie Schaffer 116.80 mental health bd, Jesse Schold 11.20 mileage, LK Ventures 35.00 court costs, Sirius XM Radio 34.06 dues, Alvin Sorensen 16.80 mileage, Nancy Schramm 100.00 mental health bd, Debra Schroeder 46.63 supplies, Smidt’s Garbage 45.00 serv, Brian Sorensen 39.20 mileage, South Dakota Sheriff’s Assn. 195.00 reg fee, Stratton Delay & Doele 759.90 ct apnt atny, Teeco 118.35 supplies, Thurston Co. Court 2.25 copies, Thurston Co. Sheriff 4371.69 inmate bd, Lyle Tienken 8.98 repairs, Uline 150.24 supplies, UNL 6.00 supplies, US Postage Serv. 5000.00 postage meter, Verizon Wireless 369.03 serv, Vievu 30.00 repairs, Village of Bancroft 162.74 solid waste, Village of Beemer 850.46 solid waste, Glen Vollmer 17.92 mileage, West Point Home Center 635.09 repairs, West Point Light & Water 1525.71 utilities, West Point News 707.08 publ, Wisner News Chronicle 107.60 publ, Yosten True Value 80.99 supplies, Total General Fund $104,948.88; Ameritas Dental 238.68 co share dental ins, Ameritas Life Ins. 2115.09 co share retire, Blue Cross 5958.27 co share health ins, F&M Bank 2264.88 co share soc sec., Auto Value 187.10 supplies, B’s Enterprises 1613.50 signs, Black Hills Energy 129.29 utilities, Bomgaars 122.62 supplies, Central Valley Ag 2611.23 fuel, CenturyLink 101.25 serv, City of Wisner 494.06 utilities, Constellation New Energy 540.61 utilities, Conway’s Corner 40.75 fuel, CCPPD 235.50 utilities, Elkhorn Filter Care 19.35 labor, Engelhardt TV 6.00 radio repairs, Gene Steffy 98.68 repairs, Great Plains 155.15 serv, JR Tools 625.80 tools, Kimball Midwest 371.61 supplies & tools, Kindschuh Bros. 1492.70 fuel, Mainelli Wagner 7563.54 engineering fees, Leona Meier 675.27 reimb, Midwest Service 5728.75 steel, blades & signs, Quality Printing 192.35 supplies, S&W Welding 505.70 equip, Sapp Bros. 358.40 fuel, Schmader Electric 115.50 repairs, Seals & Service 298.66 parts, Skywave Wireless 43.95 serv, Smidt’s Garbage 50.00 serv, Stalp Gravel 32112.14 gravel, Stan Ortmeier 506.22 repairs, Stigge Machine 367.51 parts, Tighton Fastener 4795.00 equip, Tim’s Sinclair 3745.65 fuel, Verizon Wireless 221.41 serv, Welding Const 6720.00 contract work, West Point Light & Water 437.25 utilities, West Point News 55.18 publ, Wisner Auto Parts 54.50 supplies, Wisner True Value 35.26 supplies, Wisner West 241.52 fuel, Yosten True Value 104.67 supplies, Total Road Fund $84,349.55; St. Francis Mem. Hosp Found 50,000.00 grant, Total Special Projects $50,000.00; West Point News 136.20 publ, Wisner News Chronicle 87.60 publ, Total Wegner Scholarship Fund $223.80; Cornhusker International 686.80 tires, LCL Truck Equipment 4685.00 spreader, Total Sinking Fund $5,371.80; Microfilm Imaging 239.89 microfilming, MIPS 262.90 computer support, Total Reg of Deeds Fund $502.79; Quality Print 103.74 supplies, Wisner Police 1730.00 equip, Total STOP Fund 1834.74; Theresa Klitz 160.00 serv, Total Federal Grant Fund $160.00; Ameritas Dental 53.04 co share dental ins, Ameritas Life 464.27 co share retire, Blue Cross 1324.06 co share health, F&M Bank 523.89 co share soc sec, Arvid’s Foodtown 50.00 adv, Eugene Lyon 71.79 meals, Cardmember Service 549.79 website and adv expenses, CenturyLink 42.23 serv, Garry Clark 50.00 reimb, Fiesta Brava 1825.00 Nielsen grant, Flower & Gift Gallery 50.00 supplies, Grandma’s Attic 53.04 workshop expenses, International Economic Dev. 385.00 dues, Nebr. Travel Assn 13.00 workshop expenses, PetroMart 57.81 fuel, Quality Print 45.99 adv, Skywave Wireless 3500.00 Nielsen grant, West Point Chamber 200.00 workshop expenses, West Point News 93.00 adv, Total Economic Development $9,351.91; Harold R. Jordan Memorial Library 2250.00 county aide, John A. Stahl Memorial Library 2250.00 county aide, Karlen Memorial Library 2250.00 county aide, Wisner Public Library 2250.00 county aide, Total Inheritance Tax $9000.00; Ameritas Dental 106.08 co share dental ins, Ameritas Life Ins. 908.30 co share retire, Blue Cross 2648.12 co share health, F&M Bank 1021.78 co share soc sec, AS Central Finance 448.00 teletype serv, CenturyLink 403.93 service, City of Wisner 378.45 pagers, Creative Xpressions 346.55 uniforms, Great Plains 68.62 serv, McCooknet Internet 69.95 serv, Quality Print 5.36 supplies, West Point News 221.00 publ; Total E911 $6,626.14. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Ott, Mutzenberger, Sill, Ross, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.
The Board agreed to adjourn and reconvene April 29 & 30, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. The agenda kept current in the office of the county clerk and on the website (www.cumingcounty.ne.gov).
Cuming County Clerk