BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MINUTES
May 27, 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 May 27, 2014, at West Point, Nebraska with Meister, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Wiechman and Sill, present; Tichota 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 Vice-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; April 16th – May 15th activity reports for Extension Educators, closeout letter for FEMA Disaster 1902 from Emergency Management Agency, quotes from B&B Video & JP Electric for replacement of existing CAT 3 wire, memorandum from NACo regarding election of officers, information from National Insurance Services, letter from Beemer Community Club regarding the Play Daze Parade, notice from IRS regarding tax exempt status of Cuming County Economic Development Inc., letter from West Point Public Schools regarding the Dinklage scholarships, and a deductible savings report for 2013. All documents are available for public inspection at the County Clerk’s Office.
A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Ross to approve the minutes of the last meeting as read. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Ott, Sill, Ross, Mutzenberger and Wiechman yeas; nays none; Tichota absent; motion carried.
After reviewing revenue reports from the County Sheriff ($1,442.76), Clerk of Dist. Court ($2,582.51), Zoning Adm. ($300.00), Roads – (no report) and County Clerk ($8,371.02), a motion was made by Ott 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 and Wiechman, yeas; nays none; Tichota absent; motion carried.
A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger to approve $992,185.67 of miscellaneous Treasurer’s receipts and place on file. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Ott, Sill, Ross, Mutzenberger and Wiechman, yeas; nays none; Tichota absent; motion carried.
4. REVISION TO SUPERVISOR COMMITTEE LIST
Due to current legislation, the supervisor committee list required revision which would reduce the committee members to three or less. A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Wiechman to approve the following committees:
Buildings & Grounds Mutzenberger, Meister & Wiechman
Co.Weeds, Roads & Bridges Ross, Ott & Wiechman
Budget & Long Term Planning Sill, Meister, Wiechman
Goldenrod Hills Joint Housing Sill, alternate – Tichota
Goldenrod Hills Comm. Council Tichota, alternate – Sill
Nebr. Area on Aging Ott, alternate – Meister
Northstar Services-Region IV, Inc Mutzenberger, alternate – Tichota
Region IV Mental Health Serv. Ross, alternate – Mutzenberger
E911 Mutzenberger alternates – Sill & Ross
NENEED Mutzenberger, alternate-Sill
Juvenile Jail Ott, alternate – Tichota
Louis & Abby Faye Dinklage Tichota, Sill
RC & D Ross, alternate – Wiechman
District Bd of Health Tichota, Erin Ridder – alternate Sill
JAG Committee Ross – alternate – Ott
Technology Committee Sill, Mutzenberger, Wiechman
County Economic Development Sill, alternate – Mutzenberger
Personnel & Grievance Board Mutzenberger, Wiechman, Sill
Planning & Zoning Sill, Mutzenberger & Ross
Diversion-TeamMates Mutzenberger, Bracht
Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Ott, Sill, Ross, Mutzenberger and Wiechman, yeas; nays none; Tichota absent; motion carried.
5. BANK SECURITY
Citizens National Bank of Wisner requested release of security CUSIP 31382RD34 for $25,000. A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Meister to grant the request to release security CUSIP 31382RD34. All members present voted yea in favor of said motion.
6. GIS WORKSHOP
A representative from GIS Workshop was present to demonstrate a Web GIS Program. No formal action was taken.
7. BLACK HILLS ENERGY GAS LINE
Representatives from Black Hills Energy were present to present the proposed route for a natural gas line that will run across northern Cuming County. No formal action was taken.
8. RECESS AS A BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
A motion was made by Sill 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 11:50 a.m. the Board reconvened as a Board of Supervisors to adjourn for the day to reconvene the following morning at 9:00 a.m.
May 28, 2014
The Board met at 9:00 a.m. pursuant to the previous day’s business with Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Wiechman, Sill and Meister present; Tichota absent. Vice-Chairman Meister 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. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #265
Vice-Chairman Meister opened a public hearing at 9:30 a.m. to consider a request from Robert Wostoupal et.al. to separate an existing farmstead in SE1/4SE1/4 Sec 28 T23N 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 Ross and seconded by Ott to approve conditional use permit #265. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Sill, Wiechman, Mutzenberger and Meister, yeas; nays none; Tichota absent; motion carried.
10. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT REPORT & REVIEW DINKLAGE APPLICATION
Garry Clark was present to update the Board on Economic Development projects and to ask the Board to consider a Dinklage Application for $80,500. If granted, the funds would help with expenses for the office for two years. A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Wiechman to forward the application to the Dinklage Foundation. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Sill, Wiechman, Mutzenberger and Meister, yeas; nays none; Tichota absent; motion carried.
11. QUOTES FOR BRIDGE SLABS
The Board followed the bidding procedure for materials for bridge project C-20(237). The bids were opened at the April 30, 2014, meeting. Because of the demand, the county did not receive any bids for bridge slabs. Because of the lack of bids, suppliers were notified asking to bid the bridge slabs only. As a result, the bids tallied as follows; Oden Enterprises $84,984.53, Wahoo Concrete $75,898.20, Husker Steel $88,500.00. A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Ross to accept the bid from Wahoo Concrete for $75,898.20. A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Wiechman to forward the application to the Dinklage Foundation. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Sill, Wiechman, Mutzenberger and Meister, yeas; nays none; Tichota absent; motion carried.
12. EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
The Board had been reviewing proposals for employee benefits for the last two months. As a result, a motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Sill to sign the NACO renewal form for the next six months. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Sill, Mutzenberger and Meister, yeas; nays Ross and Wiechman; Tichota absent; motion carried.
13. RIGHT-OF-WAY PERMITS
A right-of-way permit was presented from CenturyLink QC to place fiber cable and associated handholes for service to a cell tower at 990 16th Rd in Sections 22 & 27, T22N R6E. A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Ott to authorize the Vice-Chairman to sign the permit. A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Wiechman to forward the application to the Dinklage Foundation. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Sill, Wiechman, Mutzenberger and Meister, yeas; nays none; Tichota absent; motion carried. A second permit was discussed to allow a gas line from the City of Wisner to a local feedlot. Due to many variables with the proposed route, no formal action was taken.
14. DRAFT ZONING REGULATIONS
The Board reviewed draft language to the zoning regulations. No formal action was taken.
15. TOWNSHIP INTERLOCAL AGREEMENTS
Due to the change made to the formula for the calculation of gravel allotment at the April 30, 2014, Board Meeting, discussion was held with the County Attorney regarding changing the interlocal agreement with the Townships. No formal action was taken.
A motion was made by Ott and seconded by Wiechman to approve the following claims: General Payroll & Employee Reimb $107,772.84; Road Payroll $37,731.83; Economic Development Payroll $7,248.06; E911 Payroll & Employee Reimb $15,757.80; Ameritas Dental 875.16 co share ins, Ameritas Life Ins. 6971.62 co share retire, Blue Cross 21846.99 co share health, F&M Bank 7114.03 co share soc sec, employee deductible reimb. 2000.00, Election workers $3719.96, 4Imprint 320.65 supplies, American Legion 853.25 co. government day expenses, Ammunition 1208.50 supplies, Appeara 56.56 supplies, Associated Computer Systems 3081.30 AS400 maint, Auto Value 281.06 repairs, Baker Counseling 120.00 serv, Black Hills Energy 489.28 utilities, Bomgaars 27.72 parts, Daniel Bracht 5051.05 reimbs, Cardmember Serv. 1038.55 supplies, Central Valley Ag 706.72 fuel, CenturyLink 1345.64 serv, City of West Point 9399.52 solid waste, City of Wisner 2682.42 solid waste, Claritus 159.34 postage, Clerk of Dist Ct 139.00 court fees, Crop Production Serv 608.75 supplies, Cuming Co. Court 102.00 court costs, Cuming Co. Historical Society 200.00 cemetery care, CCPPD 76.58 utilities, Cuming Co. Sheriff 97.10 reimb, Sherry Deway 58.08 witness fees, Thomas Donner 13928.69 ct apnt atny, Douglas Co. Treas 250.00 autopsy costs, Elite Computers 49.00 supplies, Ewalt Law Office 1278.42 ct apnt atny, Floor Maint 488.58 supplies, Janelle Foltz 173.20 court costs, GIS Workshop 8400.00 GIS Licensing, Graybeals 60.53 supplies, Greatamerica Fin. Serv 222.50 equip lease, Nebr HHS 183.00 institutional care, Larry Howard 48.72 reimb, JP Electric 163.32 supplies, Jack’s Uniforms 868.99 supplies, Johnson & Mock 901.60 ct apnt atny, Kindschuh Bros 956.55 fuel & repairs, Russell Kreikemeier 769.00 ct apnt atny, Lancaster Co. Sheriff 18.59 dist ct costs, Arlen Lierman 10.08 mileage, Sean Linder 249.90 repairs, Mary Jo Lueckenhoff 14.32 supplies, Madison Co. Court 4.25 copies, Madison Co. Sheriff 3000.00 prisoner bd, Mailfinance 417.00 postage, Merriman Inc. 734.55 supplies, Microfilm Imaging 59.00 microfilming, Motorola Solutions 5326.50 equip, MIPS 2481.80 computer support, NACEB 100.00 dues, Nat’l 4-H Council 117.65 supplies, NE Co. Assessor’s Asn. 50.00 dues, NE Public Health Envir Lab 315.00 blood tests, NIRMA 25.00 reg fee, No American Truck & Trailers 220.00 repairs, NE Nebr Area on Aging 5240.00 Cuming Co. share, NE Nebr Economic Dev 875.00 membership dues, NE Research & Extension 1608.77 equip, Office Systems 347.70 equip, Peterson Body & Paint 60.00 labor, PetroMart 1665.96 fuel, Physicians Lab 190.00 autopsy costs, Pizza Ranch 61.46 court costs, Quality Printing 1073.99 supplies, Ramada Inn 138.00 lodging, Sapp Bros Petroleum Inc 95.87 fuel, Debra Schroeder 212.46 reimb, LK Ventures 35.00 court costs, Smidt’s Garbage Serv 45.00 serv, Alvin Sorensen 16.80 mileage, Stan Ortmeier 88.24 repairs, Stigge Machine 241.45 repairs, Tom Swenson Adv 240.85 supplies, Teeco Inc 256.20 supplies, Thurston Co. Sheriff 1450.00 inmate bd, Time Clock Deals 23.40 adm fee, UNL Marketplace 85.80 supplies, UNL 740.00 training expenses & telephone serv, US Postage 7000.00 postage meter, Verizon Wireless 313.68 serv, Village of Bancroft 403.24 solid waste, Village of Beemer 1175.20 solid waste, Glen Vollmer 17.92 mileage, Washington Co. Court 2.00 copies, Wells Fargo 95.00 supplies, West Point Light & Water 1714.96 utilities, West Point News 1392.02 supplies, Western Office Tech 224.97 supplies, Woodbury Co. Sheriff 18.43 court costs, Yosten True Value 167.23 supplies, Total General Fund $139,833.17; Ameritas Dental 238.68 co share dental ins, Ameritas Life Ins. 2169.16 co share retire, Blue Cross 5958.27 co share health ins, F&M Bank 2326.14 co share soc sec., A&R Construction 161169.92 materials & labor, ACE Irrigation 5120.00 culverts, Alley Cat Trucking 25.00 garbage serv, Auto Value 169.80 supplies, Bader’s Highway & Street 24252.00 materials & labor, Black Hills Energy 120.64 utilities, Bomgaars 124.23 chemicals, Central Valley Ag 2526.57 fuel, CenturyLink 12.86 serv, City of Wisner 174.60 utilities, Constellation New Energy 44.16 utilities, Conway’s Corner 366.22 fuel, CCPPD 229.67 utilities, Floor Maintenance 125.94 supplies, Franciscan Care Serv 78.00 CDL testing, Gempler’s 44.40 supplies, Great Plains 155.21 serv, JR Tools 49.95 tools, Kimball Midwest 135.39 supplies, Kindschuh Bros 1300.60 fuel, Lamp Auto Parts 59.42 supplies, Medical Enterprises 31.00 CDL testing, Midwest Services & Sales 949.10 signs, Milestone Land Surveying 500.00 survey, Murphy Tractor 1063.44 repairs, NMC 546.86 parts, S&S Willers 13493.58 gravel, Sapp Bros Petroleum 95.06 fuel, Seals & Service 13.80 supplies, Marvin Siebrandt 8536.36 gravel, Skywave Wireless 43.95 serv, Smidt Sanitation 50.00 serv, Stalp Gravel 59196.61 gravel, Stigge Machine 137.67 supplies, Tim’s Sinclair 6171.34 fuel, Time Clock Deals 9.10 adm fee, Verizon Wireless 216.95 serv, Welding Construction Co 47469.56 contract work, West Point Impl 19.92 supplies, West Point Light & Water 370.22 utilities, West Point News 79.45 publ, Wisner West 90.00 fuel, Yosten True Value 51.76 supplies, Total Road Fund $346,112.56; Cuming Co. Economic Development 4125.63 Dinklage Grant, NE Community College 3250.00 Dinklage Grant, Total Special Projects $7375.63; Cuming County Fair Found 500.00 grant, Nebraska Life Publ 510.00 adv, Neihardt Center 500.00 grant, Pape’s Auto Body & Sign 1141.00 grant, Total Lodging Tax Fund $2651.00; MIPS 262.90 computer support, Total Reg of Deeds Fund $262.90; Ameritas Dental 53.04 co share dental ins, Ameritas Life 465.96 co share retire, Blue Cross 1324.06 co share health, F&M Bank 525.81 co share soc sec, ASC Lockers 2407.50 Nielsen grant, Arvid’s Foodtown 5000.00 Nielsen grant, Cardmember Serv 353.52 supplies, etc, CenturyLink 2.63 serv, Karen Palmer 2500.00 Nielsen Grant, Quality Printing 313.75 supplies, Total Economic Development 12,946.27; Ameritas Dental 106.08 co share dental ins, Ameritas Life Ins. 869.47 co share retire, Blue Cross 2648.12 co share health, F&M Bank 977.74 co share soc sec, AS Central Finance 448.00 teletype serv, Cardmember Service 50.58 supplies, CenturyLink 821.16 serv, GIS Workshop 3790.00 serv, Great Plains 280.62 serv, Time Clock Deals 7.80 adm fee West Point Volunteer Fire 1500.00 pagers; Total E911 $11,499.57. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Mutzenberger, Sill, Ross, Wiechman and Meister, yeas; nays none; Tichota absent; motion carried.
The Board recessed until 3:30 p.m. and reconvened with Mutzenberger, Ross, Wiechman, Sill and Meister present, Ott and Tichota absent, to discuss rewriting the current interlocal agreement between the State of Nebraska and Cuming County to provide additional support staff for the District Court Office. If this is accomplished the Board is foreseeing a sizeable cost savings for the County. It was decided to form a committee to discuss the possibility of rewriting the interlocal agreement. No formal action was taken.
The Board agreed to adjourn and reconvene June 24th & 25th, 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