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August 26 & 27, 2014 – Board of Supervisor’s Minutes

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MINUTES

August 26, 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 August 26, 2014, at West Point, Nebraska with all members present. Read More

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; July 16th – August 15th activity reports for Extension Educators, letter from Ken Sharp dated August 14, 2014, correspondence from NIRMA regarding File No. VACUMIN030020, Northeast Economic Development District 2014 annual report, correspondence from Sequoia Consulting Group and minutes from the court committee meeting.  All documents are available for public inspection at the County Clerk’s Office.

1.   MINUTES

A motion was made by Meister and seconded by Mutzenberger to approve the minutes of the last meeting as read.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

2.   REPORTS

After reviewing revenue reports from the County Sheriff ($1537.05), Clerk of Dist. Court ($1348.97), Zoning Adm. ($300.00), Roads ($0) and County Clerk ($6577.03), a motion was made by Wiechman and seconded by Ross to accept the reports and place on file. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Mutzenberger, Ott, Ross, Sill, Wiechman, Meister and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

3.  RECEIPTS

A motion was made by Meister and seconded by Ott to approve $329,448.93 of miscellaneous Treasurer’s receipts and place on file.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Mutzenberger, Sill, Wiechman, Meister and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

4.  BIDS FOR PATROL VEHICLE

Three bids were received for the purchase of a new patrol vehicle. The bid included trading a 2009 Ford Explorer.  The bids tallied as follows; Woodhouse – 2015 Ford Explorer – $25,414 with trade; Gene Steffy Ford – $20,836 with trade; Courtesy Ford – $26,430 with trade.  A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Meister to purchase a 2015 Ford Explorer from Gene Steffy Ford for $20,836.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Mutzenberger, Sill, Meister and Tichota, yeas; nays Wiechman; motion carried.

 

5.  GIS WORKSHOP

A proposal from GIS Workshop was presented to the Board for web based services. The total cost for the Assessor’s tab and a Roads and Weeds tab is $8300.00 annually.  A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Sill to authorize the Chairman to sign the agreement with GIS Workshop to provide web based services at the initial cost of $8300 annually for an Assessors tab and a Roads and Weeds tab.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Mutzenberger, Sill, Wiechman, Meister and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

6.  ELKHORN LOGAN VALLEY PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT

A revised interlocal agreement was presented to the Board by the Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department.  The agreement includes Burt, Madison, Stanton and Cuming Counties.  The purpose of the interlocal agreement is to jointly establish a public health department. After review, a motion was made by Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger to authorize the Chairman to sign the Interlocal Agreement.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

7.  INCENTIVE PROGRAM

Executive Director, Garry Clark along with David Steffensmeier, President of the Cuming County Economic Development Board, presented a proposal to create a revolving loan fund as a tool to create business expansions and business start-ups. No formal action was taken.

 

8.  SET DATE FOR HEARING

Supervisor Sill, with a second by Mutzenberger, moved the passage of Resolution 20140804.  A resolution to schedule September 23, 2014, at 10:15 a.m. to conduct a public hearing to review board appointments to the Hospital Authority No. 1 of Cuming County.  All present voted yea in favor of the passage of said resolution.

 

9.  GENERAL FUND RESTRUCTURE

Discussion was held regarding restructuring the departments within the General Fund to include employee benefits on the monthly operating statements.  After discussion, no formal action was taken.

 

10.  RECESS TO CONVENE AS A BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

A motion was made by Meister 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.  At 11:45 p.m. the Board reconvened as a Board of Supervisors.

 

11.  CANOE AND KAYAK ACCESS

Discussion was held regarding the rules for use of the canoe and kayak access erected near Bancroft.  Mike Wegner participated through a conference call.  Mr. Wegner would like to see the rule prohibiting launching motorized boats eliminated.  After discussion, a motion was made by Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger to reaffirm the current rules and guidelines for the canoe and kayak access and not allow motorized boats to launch from the site.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ross, Mutzenberger, Sill, Ott, Wiechman, Meister and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

12.  COURT COMMITTEE REPORT

Members of the court committee presented the minutes from the August 15th court committee meeting.  The purpose of the committee is to look at the feasibility of relocating the County Court Office to the 2nd floor of the courthouse for better security and to increase efficiency for the  County Court and District Court Offices.  No formal action was taken.

 

The Board agreed to recess for the day and reconvene the following morning at 9:00 a.m.

 

August 27, 2014

 

The Board met pursuant to the previous day’s business with Meister, Mutzenberger, Ross, Sill, Wiechman and Tichota present; Ott absent.  The Chairman restated that a current copy of the “Open Meetings Act” is posted at the entrance and a pamphlet form of the act is available upon request.  The Board began their meeting by receiving the Road Department and Zoning Department monthly action reports.

 

13.  APPROVE INVENTORIES

The following county and township inventories were presented for board approval; assessor, treasurer, board of supervisors, county court, computer room, clerk, custodian, E911, diversion, sheriff, clerk of district court, economic development, extension, roads & weeds, zoning, attorney, courtroom, veteran’s service & emergency management; and Garfield, St. Charles, Wisner, Sherman, Neligh, Logan, Monterey, Cleveland, Cuming, Grant, Lincoln, Elkhorn, Bancroft, Beemer, Bismark and Blaine Townships.  A motion was made by Meister and seconded by Wiechman to approve the inventories as presented.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

14.  CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #270

At 9:45 a.m. Chairman Tichota opened a public hearing to consider a request from Loren Siebrandt to subdivide a parcel in section 20 T22N R6E.  After discussion and review, a motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Meister to table the subdivision plat. All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

15.  SOLID WASTE AGREEMENT

A current interlocal agreement between the municipalities and the county for solid waste services will expire in September, 2014.  A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger to extend the Solid Waste Agreement for an additional five years. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ross, Mutzenberger, Sill, Wiechman, Meister and Tichota, yeas; Ott absent; nays none; motion carried.

 

16.  DENTAL INSURANCE QUOTES

Benefits Management presented an alternative to the current employee dental plan. They also presented a vision plan for review.  After comparing the plans and considering the cost, which is less for the two proposed plans then the current plan, a motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Sill to offer the Lincoln National Life Insurance Company’s 95th out of network U&C policy and Lincoln VisionConnect Plan through Benefits Management.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ross, Mutzenberger, Sill,Wiechman, Meister and Tichota, yeas; Ott absent; nays none; motion carried.

 

Benefit’s Management also informed the board of a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Fee imposed when the Federal Health Care Act became law.  As a result, a motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Meister to authorize the County Clerk to pay the PCORE fee through the August claims process.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ross, Mutzenberger, Sill, Wiechman, Meister and Tichota, yeas; Ott absent; nays none; motion carried.

 

17.  RESOLUTION TO ALLOCATE LEVY AUTHORITY

Supervisor Mutzenberger with a second from Supervisor Sill moved the adoption of Resolution 20140802 to allocate the following levy authority; .00636 to the Ag Society, .028323 to the rural fire districts and .115317 to the townships. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Sill, Ross, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; Ott absent; nays none; resolution adopted.  (A complete copy of resolution 20140802 is recorded in resolution record 1 page 98.)

 

18.  APPROVE 1% INCREASE TO RESTRICTED FUNDS BASE FOR LID COMPUTATION

A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Ross to approve a 1% increase to the restricted funds base amount to compute the lid.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Sill, Ross, Mutzenberger, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; Ott absent; motion carried.  (The additional 1% is allowed by statute with the approval of at least 75% of the members in the governing body.)

19.  BUDGET HEARING

A public hearing was opened at 10:45 a.m. to hear support, opposition, criticism, suggestions or observations for the 2014/2015 fiscal budget.  Two representatives from the media were present.  Supervisor Sill with a second by Supervisor Mutzenberger, moved to adopt resolution 20140801 to approve the 2014/2015 fiscal budget.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Sill, Ross, Mutzenberger, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; Ott absent; resolution adopted.  (A complete copy of resolution 20140801 is recorded in resolution record 1 page 99.)

20.  PUBLIC HEARING TO SET FINAL TAX REQUEST

A public hearing was opened at 11:00 a.m. to set the final tax rate at a rate different from the previous year.  Two representatives from the media were present.  Supervisor Meister with a second by Supervisor Sill, made a motion to set the final tax request at $2,531,244.98.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Sill, Ross, Mutzenberger, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; Ott absent; motion carried.

21.  RESOLUTION 20140803 – TRANSFER FUNDS TO BALANCE BUDGET

Supervisor Mutzenberger with a second by Supervisor Sill, moved the passage of resolution 20140803; a resolution to transfer funds to balance the budget.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Sill, Ross, Mutzenberger, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; Ott absent; nays none; resolution adopted. (A complete copy of resolution 20140803 is recorded in resolution record 1 page 100.)

 

22.  QUOTE FOR GRAVEL RETRIEVER

The Road Superintendent presented a quote to purchase a gravel retriever.  This piece of equipment would retrieve gravel out of the ditches for reuse on county roads.  A motion was made by Tichota and seconded by Wiechman to accept the only quote received and purchase the gravel retriever from Retriever LLC for $15,060.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ross, Mutzenberger, Sill, Wiechman, Meister and Tichota, yeas; Ott absent; nays none; motion carried.

 

23.  DISCUSS SCRAP TIRE PROJECT

A scrap tire project will be held at the fairgrounds on September 5th.  Supervisor Ross has been working with the RC&D on this project and gave the Board the final details.  No formal action was taken.

 

24.  WEED REPORT

Daniel Niemeyer, Weed Superintendent, was present to give a verbal report of the activities of his office.  No formal action was taken.

 

25.  REVIEW DRAFT ZONING REGULATIONS

The Board initially agreed to revise the county zoning regulations inhouse.  Due to the amount of time the process is taking, a motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Meister to approve hiring a consultant to help with the rewrite.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ross, Mutzenberger, Sill, Wiechman, Meister and Tichota, yeas; Ott absent; nays none; motion carried.

 

26.  COUNTY TAX SALES

The County Treasurer was present to request permission to write county tax sales.  A list of properties were presented for consideration.  A motion was made by Meister and seconded by Sill to authorize the County Treasurer to write the tax sales as requested.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ross, Mutzenberger, Sill, Wiechman, Meister and Tichota, yeas; Ott absent; nays none; motion carried.

 

27.  APPROVE CLAIMS

A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Meister to approve the following claims; General Payroll and reimbursements $99,383.45; Road Payroll $34,441.38; Register of Deeds Payroll $189.00; Economic Development Payroll $6,378.58; E911 Payroll & reimbursements $13,676.88; Ameritas Dental 1041.48 co. share dental, Ameritas Life Ins. 6828.17 co share retire, Blue Cross 22,939.62 co share health, F&M Bank 6977.64 co share soc sec, Mark Albin 224.25 mental health bd costs, Alco 14.61 supplies, Appeara 88.65 supplies, Baker Counseling 60.00 consulting fees, Bear Graphics 84.37 supplies, Berntsen Int’l 512.17 supplies, Black Hills Energy 291.48 utilities, Cindy Bloedorn 150.80 reimb, Daniel Bracht 4544.96 reimb, David Brown 12.27 prisoner meals, Buffalo Co. Sheriff 22.72 mental health bd expenses, Cardmember Serv 285.00 travel & equip, Centec Cast Metal Products 997.33 grave markers, Central Valley Ag 44.68 fuel, Centurylink 1241.76 serv, City of West Point 11,475.84 solid waste, City of Wisner 2751.58 solid waste, Claritus 214.58 postage, Clerk of Dist Ct 137.00 court costs, Cuming Co. Court 231.00 court costs, Cuming Co. Sheriff 143.09 court costs & postage, Dell Marketing 53.49 supplies, IRS 48.00 PCORE fee, Eakes Office Plus 33.59 supplies, James Egley 75.00 mental health bd expenses, Elite Computers 101.00 supplies, Ann Flood 50.00 mental health board fees, Floor Maintenance 557.44 supplies, Margarita Flores 44.48 reimbs, Flower & Gift Gallery 15.00 supplies, Franciscan Care Serv. 540.00 blood tests, Fremont Printing Co. 86.20 supplies, Gene Steffy Ford 20,836.00 patrol vehicle, Sophie Glaubius 5.00 fair expenses, Graybeals 43.57 supplies, Greatamerica Fin. 163.00 equip lease, Joshua Gunderson 1750.00 presenter fees, Hall Co. Court 2.00 copy fees, Nebr. HHS 87.00 institutional care, Cole Jacobsen 5.00 fair expenses, Terry Jahnke 117.20 reimbs, Johnson & Mock 255.00 ct apnt atny, K&M Reporting 50.00 mental health bd expenses, Keith Co. Court 10.01 copies, Kindschuh Bros. 304.00 tire repairs & fuel, Paul Knobbe 203.28 reimbs, Chris Kreikemeier 55.60 reimb, Russell Kreikemeier 1168.50 ct apnt atny, Lincoln Street Market 80.41 supplies, Madison Co. Court 4.50 copies, Madison Co. Dist Ct 370.82 judge’s expenses, Madison Co. Sheriff 7571.35 inmate bd, Rebekah McGill 80.00 fair expenses, Rebecca McKay 5.00 fair expenses, Microfilm Imaging 59.00 microfilming costs, Stuart Mills 1293.75 ct apnt atny, Minnick Funeral Serv 600.00 autopsy costs, Mostek Repair 40.00 repairs, MIPS 2990.11 computer support, NE Crime Comm 15.00 supplies, NE Public Health Envir. Lab 315.00 blood tests, NESCA 15.00 dues, NMC 1120.23 maint agree, Norfolk Area Child/Family Coalition 20.00 dues, Norfolk Daily News 306.00 publ, NE Nebr. Ass’n Co. Officials 140.00 reg fee, NE Nebr Juvenile Serv 4958.75 inmate bd, NE Research & Extension 202.99 equip, O’Keefe Elevator 190.00 repairs, Office Systems 315.27 copier expenses, Kendra Paasch 5.00 fair expenses, PetroMart 1996.05 fuel, Pizza Ranch 28.36 supplies, David Ptak 770.24 professional serv, Quality Printing 2213.49 supplies, Claire Raabe 5.00 fair expenses, Kay Raabe 154.08 reimbs, Radar Road Tec 175.00 repairs, Sandy Rasmus 150.80 reimb, Emily Reeson 72.00 fair expenses, Monica Reeson 40.00 fair expenses, Saunders Co. Court 38.06 court costs, Debra Schroeder 99.14 reimb, Megan Schroeder 5.00 fair expenses, Secretary of State 10.00 supplies, Smidt’s Garbage 45.00 serv, Alvin Sorensen 16.80 mileage, Stan Ortmeier 170.94 repairs, Stratton, Delay & Doele 2793.60 ct apnt atny, Jessica Svoboda 5.00 fair expenses, Kayla Svoboda 5.00 fair expenses, Michael Sullivan 50.00 mental health bd, Teeco 131.35 supplies, Dillon Thurman 55.14 witness fees, Thurston Co. Sheriff 2700.00 inmate bd, Tim’s Sinclair 67.55 fuel, US Postage Serv 2000.00 postage meter, Verizon Wireless 319.25 serv, Village of Bancroft 434.96 solid waste, Village of Beemer 834.34 solid waste, Glen Vollmer 17.92 mileage, Wayne Co. Clerk 5670.34 court costs, West Point Home Center 99.97 repairs, West Point Light & Water 2732.98 utilities, West Point News 788.75 publ, Wisner News 106.28 publ, Yosten True Value 411.05 supplies, Total General Fund $ 133,886.03; Ameritas Dental 284.04 co share dental, Ameritas Life Ins. 2324.79 co share retire, Blue Cross 6256.26 co share health, F&M Bank 2495.72 co share soc sec, A&R Construction 16107.77 project C20(524), Alley Cat Trucking 27.00 garbage serv, Auto Value 714.34 equip, B’s Enterprises 7779.00 grader blades & culvert material, Black Hills Energy 67.26 fuels, Bodwell Construction 4494.27 gravel, Bomgaars 655.94 tools & supplies, Central Valley Ag 2532.45 fuel, Centurylink 96.75 serv, Constellation New Energy 15.79 utilities, Conway’s Corner 157.89 fuel, CRA Payment 26.77 repairs, Crop Production 373.75 chemicals, CCPPD 280.89 serv, Filter Care 126.65 labor, Equip Serv 7.76 parts, Farmers Pride 3589.96 fuel, Great Plains 158.36 serv, Independent Salt Co. 721.50 salt, JR Tools 278.65 tools, K&R Equip 31.80 supplies, Kimball Midwest 710.26 supplies, Kindschuh Bros 1344.09 fuel, Lyman-Richey 3009.03 gravel, Mainelli Wagner & Asso 3762.79 engineering fees, Midwest Serv & Sales 582.30 signs, Murphy Tractor 764.92 parts, NMC 505.84 parts, NE Nebr. Ass’n Co Officials 40.00 reg fee, Chris Kallhopp 465.00 parts, PetroMart 130.93 fuel, Quality Printing 17.93 supplies, Retriever 15060.00 gravel retriever, Sapp Bros 7817.54 fuel, Schaeffer Mfg Co. 1007.60 oil, Marvin Siebrandt 1270.62 gravel, Skywave Wireless 43.95 serv, Smidt’s Garbage 50.00 serv, Mark Spenner 1386.75 salt, Stalp Gravel 24683.22 gravel & rock, Stan Ortmeier 17.97 supplies, Stigge Machine & Supply 254.33 tools & supplies, Tim’s Sinclair 5540.00 fuel, Titan Mach. 282.97 parts, Verizon Wireless 216.55 serv, Welding Const. 40225.10 contract work, West Point Home Center 25.29 supplies, West Point Impl 333.22 parts, West Point Light & Water 299.98 utilities, Wisner Auto Parts 43.41 parts, Wisner True Value 34.54 supplies, Wisner West 111.19 fuel, Yosten True Value 12.39 supplies, Total Road Fund $159,655.07; Goldenrod Regional Housing 1322.12 Dinklage Grant, Karlen Memorial Library 2250.00 Dinklage Grant, West Point Community Theatre 23344.74 Dinklage Grant, Total Special Projects $26,916.86; Cardmember Serv 450.00 conference expenses, Bankers Adv Co. 274.47 printing, John Neihardt Foundation 500.00 grant, Total Lodging Tax Fund $1224.47; F&M Bank 14.46 co share soc sec, MIPS 269.90 computer support, Total Reg of Deeds Fund $284.36; Ameritas Dental 31.56 co share dental ins, Ameritas Life 430.55 co share retire, Blue Cross 695.14 co share health, F&M Bank 485.68 co share soc sec, Beemer Comm Club 80.00 adv, Cardmember Serv 1252.55 workshop expenses, Centurylink 38.78 serv, Garry Clark 154.16 reimbs, Karen Palmer 227.63 supplies, Grandma’s Attic 23.91 workshop expenses, Nat’l rural Economic Developers 40.00 workshop expenses, NE Comm College 1950.00 reimbs, PetroMart 99.47 fuel, West Point News 476.10 adv, Total Economic Development Fund $5985.53; Ameritas Dental 126.24 co share dental, Ameritas Life 923.19 co share retire, Blue Cross 2780.56 co share health, F&M Bank 1038.63 co share soc sec, AS Central Finance 448.00 teletype serv, Centurylink 1213.70 serv, Elite Computers 2782.00 equip, Great Plains Comm 126.62 serv, Office Systems 9.00 supplies, Total E911 $9447.94.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ross, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; Ott absent; motion carried.

The Board agreed to adjourn and reconvene September 23 & 24, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.  The agenda kept current in the office of the county clerk and on the website (www.cumingco.com).

 

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Cuming County Clerk

Approved:  _____________________________

Chairman

 

Board of Supervisors Minutes – August 11, 2014

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MINUTES

August 11, 2014

 

A special meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Cuming, in the State of Nebraska was convened in open and public session at 11:30 a.m. on August 11, 2014, at West Point, Nebraska with Mutzenberger, Ross, Sill, Meister and Tichota, present; Ott and Wiechman, absent.  The meeting was called to go into closed session to discuss the tentative purchase of real estate. Read More

 

Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by posting in one public place in each community, 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.

 

1.   MINUTES

A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Ross to approve the minutes of the last meeting as read.  All present voted aye in favor of said motion.

 

2.  CLOSED SESSION

At 11:45 a.m. Supervisor Sill, with a second by Supervisor Mutzenberger, made a motion to go into closed session to discuss the tentative purchase of real estate.  All present voted aye.  Included in the closed session was the County Clerk and County Attorney.  At 12:01 p.m. a motion was made by Meister and seconded by Ross to come out of closed session.  All present voted aye.  A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger to authorize and approve an investigation and evaluation of the possible acquisition and exchange of real estate by the County, including authorizing the clerk and other appropriate county employees and officials to obtain appraisals, inspections, and take such actions as may be reasonably necessary to evaluate the possible purchase and exchange.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Ross, Sill and Tichota, yeas; nays none; Wiechman and Ott absent; 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 County Website (www.cumingco.com).

 

Cuming County Clerk

Approved:  _____________________________

Chairman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. Read More

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 10, 2014 Supervisor’s Minutes

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MINUTES

July 10, 2014

 

A special meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Cuming, in the State of Nebraska was convened in open and public session at 11:00 a.m. on July 10, 2014, at West Point, Nebraska with Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Wiechman, Sill and Meister, present; Tichota absent. Read More

 

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.

 

1.   MINUTES

A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Wiechman to approve the minutes of the last meeting as read.  All present voted aye in favor of said motion.

 

2.  EMPLOYEE WAGES

The following motions were made to increase wages for certain County employees.

 

A motion was made by Wiechman and seconded by Mutzenberger to increase the custodian’s wage to $18.00 per/hr.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Mutzenberger, Ross, Sill, Wiechman, Ott and Meister, ayes; nays none; Tichota absent; motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger to increase the Road Superintendent annual wage by 5 percent.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Mutzenberger, Ross, Sill, Wiechman, Ott and Meister, ayes; nays none; Tichota absent; motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger to increase Daniel Niemeyer’s wage by $3.90 per hour.  All present voted aye in favor of said motion.

 

A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger to increase the hourly wage of the road foreman to $25.25 per/hr and the other members of the road department by $1.00 per/hr.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Mutzenberger, Ross, Sill, Wiechman, Ott and Meister, ayes; nays none; Tichota absent; motion carried.

 

 

A motion was made by Meister and seconded by Wiechman to raise the Diversion/TeamMates coordinator’s salary to $2,750.00 per/mo.  All present voted aye in favor of said motion.

 

A motion was made by Wiechman and seconded by Mutzenberger to increase the salary of the Veteran’s Service Officer by $900 per/yr and the Emergency Manager by $900.00 per/yr.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Mutzenberger, Ross, Sill, Wiechman, Ott and Meister, ayes; nays none; Tichota absent; motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger to increase the Economic Development Director’s salary by 4% and to increase the administrative assistant wage for the Economic Development Department to $12.00 per/hr.  All present voted aye in favor of said motion with Wiechman casting the only nay vote; motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Ott and seconded by Wiechman to raise the Zoning Administrator’s salary by 50 cents per/hr.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ross, Sill, Wiechman, Ott and Meister, ayes; nays Mutzenberger; Tichota absent; motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Wiechman to increase the E911 staff as follows:  Rojane Beineke $17.50 per/hr, Nicole Lund $20.00 per/hr, Warren Ortmeier $13.75 per/hr, Lisa Siebrandt $16.00 per/hr, Timothy Flock $12.50 per/hr and Ashley Frederickson $12.00 per/hr.  Ashley’s wage increase is effective after completion of probation.  All present voted aye in favor of said motion.

 

The Board agreed to adjourn at 12:50 p.m. and reconvene July 28 & 29, 2014.  The agenda kept current in the office of the County Clerk and on the County Website (www.cumingco.com).

 

Cuming County Clerk

Approved:  _____________________________

Chairman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 24 & 25, 2014 – Board of Supervisor’s Minutes

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. Read More

 

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.

 

2.   MINUTES

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.

 

3.   REPORTS

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.

 

4.  RECEIPTS

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.

 

18.  CLAIMS

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

Approved:  _____________________________

Chairman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 27 & 28, 2014 – Board of Supervisor’s Minutes

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.

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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.

 

1. MINUTES

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.

 

2. REPORTS

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.

 

3. RECEIPTS

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:

Chairman Tichota

Vice-Chairman Meister

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.

 

16. CLAIMS

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

Approved: _____________________________

Chairman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 29-30, 2014

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MINUTES

April 29, 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 April 29, 2014, at West Point, Nebraska with Meister, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Wiechman and Sill, present; Tichota absent. Read More

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; March 16th – April 15th activity reports for Extension Educators, notice from Health and Human Services regarding General Assistance, findings and orders from the Nebraska Tax Equalization and Review Commission, letter from Thurston County regarding the Thurston County jail project, privacy policy from Ameritas, letter from Village of Beemer regarding tipping fees, letter from Department of Roads regarding the State Transportation Improvement Plan, hog unit inspection procedures for the Cuming County Assessor’s Office, graduation employment report from Northeast Community College and a letter from State Court Administrator. All documents are available for public inspection at the County Clerk’s Office.

1. MINUTES

A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Ross to approve the minutes of the last meeting with the following correction; In the March 25th minutes, the Board gave permission for Deb Schroeder to lease a new copy machine from Office Systems, Sioux City, IA. The minutes incorrectly stated that Office Systems was from Norfolk, NE. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Ott, Sill, Ross, Mutzenberger and Wiechman yeas; nays none; Tichota absent; motion carried.

2. REPORTS

After reviewing revenue reports from the County Sheriff ($1,223.74), Clerk of Dist. Court ($820.43), Zoning Adm. ($100.00), Roads – (no report) and County Clerk ($7,024.69), a motion was made by Sill and seconded by Ott 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.

3. RECEIPTS

A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Wiechman to approve $778,215.96 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. EMPLOYEE HEALTH INSURANCE/WELLNESS

Holmes-Murphy presented a captive benefit proposal to the Board for review. 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 11:30 a.m. the Board reconvened as a Board of Supervisors.

9. BANK SECURITIES

The following two securities were presented to the Board from F&M Bank to secure county funds; CUSIP 313370JS8 for $2,000,000 and security CUSIP 3133XTFG6 for $2,000,000. A motion was made by Ott and seconded by Sill to accept the securities as presented. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Ott, Sill, Ross, Mutzenberger and Wiechman, yeas; nays none; Tichota absent; motion carried.

The Board recessed until 1:00 p.m. and reconvened to hear a proposal on an employee benefit package from Benefits Management. No formal action was taken.

The Board agreed to adjourn and reconvene the following morning at 9:00 a.m.

April 30, 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.

10. BRIDGE MATERIAL BIDS

One bid was received from Husker Steel for materials for Project Bancroft NW C-20(237) totaling $82,009.60. After review, a motion was made by Ott and seconded by Mutzenberger to accept the $82,009.60 bid for materials from Husker Steel. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Ott, Ross, Sill, Wiechman, Mutzenberger and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

11. QUOTES FOR CULVERT MATERIAL

Three quotes were received for twin 60” tubes and tallied as followed: Oden Enterprises $16,365.24, Midwest Sales and Service $16,325.64 and Husker Steel $22,996.00. A motion was made by Meister and seconded by Ross to accept the quote from Midwest Sales and Service. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Ott, Ross, Sill, Wiechman, Mutzenberger and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

12. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #263

Chairman Tichota opened a public hearing at 10:00 a.m. to consider a request from Roy Carlson et.al. to separate an existing farmstead in SW1/4 Sec. 35 T24N R7E. 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 #263. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Ott, Ross, Sill, Wiechman, Mutzenberger and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

13. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #266

Chairman Tichota opened a public hearing at 10:00 a.m. to consider a request from Kenneth Gentrup to separate an existing farmstead in W1/2NW1/4 and W1/2NW1/4SW1/4 Sec. 29 T22N 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 Ott to approve conditional use permit #266. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Ott, Ross, Sill, Wiechman, Mutzenberger and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

14. PROPOSALS FOR EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

A benefit package was presented from NACO Benefit Services for review. No formal action was taken.

15. DRAFT ZONING REGULATIONS

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

16. TOWNSHIP GRAVEL ALLOTMENT

Several township officials were present to discuss gravel allotment with the Board. After discussion, a motion was made by Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger to allow the townships to carry over the unused gravel allotment for the 2013/2014 fiscal year and to amend the interlocal agreement with the townships allowing the county to pay for 35% of the total cost for gravel and rock purchased with a 90 ton per mile limit. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Ott, Ross, Sill, Wiechman, Mutzenberger and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

17. RIGHT OF WAY PERMITS

A motion was made by Ott and seconded by Ross to grant a right of way permit to CenturyLink QC to relocate cable on 16th Road in Sec 10, T22N, R6E. 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 Sill and seconded by Meister to grant a right of way permit to Great Plains Communications to bury fiber optic cable on 6th Road from P to South of I Road. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Ott, Ross, Sill, Wiechman, Mutzenberger and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

18. CLAIMS

A motion was made by Ott and seconded by Wiechman to approve the following claims: General Payroll & Employee Reimb $101,868.84; Road Payroll $33,692.70; Economic Development Payroll $7,178.06; E911 Payroll & Employee Reimb $14,010.21; Employee Deductible Reimb 39.90, Ameritas Dental 875.16 co share ins, Ameritas Life Ins. 7462.30 co share retire, Blue Cross 21846.99 co share health, F&M Bank 7664.10 co share soc sec, jury fees 3762.08, Alco 35.94 supplies, Appeara 55.56 supplies, Area Abstract 150.00 serv, Kathy Baker 960.00 professional serv, Black Hills Energy 757.46 utilities, Daniel Bracht 4398.26 reimb, Scott Buhrman 5.00 supplies, C&H Distributors 376.00 supplies, C&J Auto Serv. 69.00 tire repair, Cardmember Service 1121.48 supplies & travel, Central Valley Ag 445.79 fuel, CenturyLink 2540.19 serv, City of West Point 7571.46 solid waste, City of Wisner 1491.88 solid waste, Clerk of Dist Ct Asn 75.00 dues, Continental Research Corp. 127.43 supplies, Cuming Co. Court 295.00 court costs, CCPPD 113.25 utilities, Cuming Co. Sheriff 14.68 postage, Digital Ally 410.00 supplies, Dugan Business Forms 648.00 supplies, Eakes Office Plus 84.85 equip maint. ES&S 6368.67 election programming & supplies, Engelhardt TV 99.99 equip, Fairfield Inn 359.80 lodging, Floor Maint 307.84 supplies, Franciscan Care Serv 287.00 blood tests, Fremont Tech 95.83 support, Grahm Tire Co. 430.80 tires, Graybeals Food 48.77 supplies, GreatAmerica Financial Serv. 153.45 equip, HHS 93.00 institutional care, Heartland Juvenile Serv. 138.00 reg fees, Stanley Herrick 44.98 supplies, Larry Howard 111.43 mileage, Bernie Hunke 350.23 meals & supplies, Jack’s uniforms & Equip 86.89 supplies, Jaskierny 900.00 autopsy costs, Johnson & Mock 622.50 ct apnt atny, Kindschuh Bros 127.40 repairs & fuel, Russell Kreikemeier 2296.70 ct apnt atny, Arlen Lierman 10.08 mileage, Kelli Lechtenberg 15.34 supplies, Louderback Drug 389.00 prisoner meds, Mary Jo Lueckenhoff 17.29 supplies, LK Ventures 157.50 supplies, Madison Co. Sheriff 4974.78 prisoner bd, Microfilm Imaging 113.00 microfilming, Midwest Health Partners 184.00 inmate care, Stuart Mills 4556.25 ct apnt atny, MIPS 2513.20 computer support, NE Assn of Treasurers 125.00 reg fee, NE Asn Emg Management 50.00 dues, NE Co. Atny’s Asn 1140.00 dues & reg fee, DEQ 4.00 supplies, Nebr. Lablinc 227.13 inmate care, Daniel Niemeyer 62.14 fuel, O’hana Studio 75.00 supplies, O’Keefe Elevator Co. 164.94 repairs, Office Systems Co. 2668.54 maint, Peterson Body & Paint 170.00 signs, Petromart 1908.62 fuel, Platte Co. Detention 150.00 inmate bd, Pottawattamie Co. Sheriff 20.00 court costs, Quality Print 2112.33 supplies, Region IV 4973.75 mental health serv, Wendy Ridder 50.85 mileae, Debra Schroeder 201.53 expenses, Sirius XM Radio 278.80 service, Smidt Sanitation 45.00 serv, Alvin Sorensen 16.80 mileage, Stigge Machine 367.04 repairs, Stratton, Delay & Doele 849.90 ct apnt atny, Teeco Inc 183.35 supplies, Telebeep Cellular 133.70 serv, Thurston Co. Sheriff 1500.00 inmate bd, Clarence Tichota 100.24 mileage, Thomson Reuters 220.00 supplies, Tim’s Sinclair 108.70 repairs, Tom’s Rexall 5.29 supplies, UNL 9404.18 reimb, Verizon Wireless 219.46 serv, Village of Bancroft 178.60 solid waste, Village of Beemer 595.92 solid waste, Glen Vollmer 17.92 mileage, West Point Chevrolet 24.08 repairs, West Point Light & Water 1552.07 utilities, West Point News 1151.64 publ, Wisner News 20.00 publ, Western Office Tech 295.00 supplies, Yosten True Value 236.91 supplies, Total General Fund $120,858.91; Ameritas Dental 238.68 co share dental ins, Ameritas Life Ins. 2546.90 co share retire, Blue Cross 5958.27 co share health ins, F&M Bank 2754.25 co share soc sec., Auto Value 150.06 parts, B’s Enterprises 2814.50 signs & culverts, Black Hills Energy 1718.08 utilities, Bomgaars 205.67 supplies & tools, Cardmember Serv 52.74 supplies, Central Valley Ag 460.44 fuel, Centurylink 265.27 serv, City of Wisner 400.18 utilities, Constellation New Energy 166.70 fuels, Conway’s Corner 211.46 fuel, CCPPD 233.37 utilities, DXP Enterprises Inc. 208.89 tools, Engelhardt TV 59.97 supplies, Farmers Pride 2383.16 fuel, Great Plains Comm. 155.15 serv, JR Tools 814.00 tools, Kimball Midwest 460.12 supplies, Kindschuh Bros. 1366.40 fuel, Mainelli Wagner 3531.53 engineering fees, Medical Enterprises 31.00 CDL testing, NE Asn of Hwy Supt 110.00 reg fee, Parts Junction 9.72 supplies, S&S Willers 6749.81 gravel, Quality Printing 5.98 supplies, Sapp Bros 8644.36 fuel, Seals & Serv 131.00 repairs, Marvie Siebrandt 15880.86 rock, Skywave Wireless 485.75 serv, Smidt’s Sanitation 50.00 serv, Stalp Gravel 66,252.63 gravel & rock, Dept. of Labor 3586.00 unemployment, Stigge Machine & Supply Co. 714.87 supplies, Tim’s Sinclair 7100.40 fuel, Verizon Wireless 214.02 serv, Welding Const 8980.00 contract work, West Point Design 7.39 repairs, West Point Home Center 75.87 parts, West Point Light & Water 356.67 utilities, Wisner Auto Parts 84.23 tools, Yosten True Value 40.99 supplies, Total Road Fund $146,667.34; Goldenrod Hills Comm. Action 684.54 Dinklage Grant, Total Special Projects $684.54; Cuming Co. Clerk 10.00 tire tax reimb, Total Sinking Fund $10,00; Cuming County Economic Development 800.00 contract labor, Fremont Tech 95.83 website support, Nielsen Community Center 660.00 grant, West Point News 3000.00 publ, Wisner Chamber 500.00 grant, Total Lodging Tax Fund $5055.83; MIPS 262.90 computer support, Quality Printing 21.99 supplies, Total Reg of Deeds Fund $284.89; Ameritas Dental 53.04 co share dental ins, Ameritas Life 489.24 co share retire, Blue Cross 1324.06 co share health, F&M Bank 552.20 co share soc sec, B&B Video 600.00 adv, Cardmember Serv. 63.60 adv, CenturyLink 78.88 serv, Garry Clark 50.00 phone reimb, Creative Notions 3500.00 Nielsen Grant, Graybeals Foods 47.50 supplies, Fremont Tech 158.34 website support, KTIC/KWPN 460.00 adv, Peterson Body & Paint 42.73 vehicle repairs, Pizza Ranch 65.98 supplies, PetroMart 8.18 fuel, Quality Print 478.70 adv, Rachel Design & Photography 96.00 serv, West Point News 365.40 adv, Total Economic Development 8433.85; RDG Planning & Design 770.00 consulting, Total Inheritance Tax $770.00; Ameritas Dental 79.56 co share dental ins, Ameritas Life Ins. 1063.27 co share retire, Blue Cross 1986.09 co share health, F&M Bank 1197.81 co share soc sec, AS Central Finance 448.00 teletype serv, CenturyLink 1828.42 serv, Engelhardt TV 2535.00 town rent, Great Plains 68.62 serv, Nebr Emg Serv 65.00 reg fee, Ramada Inn 144.00 lodging, St. Francis Mem Hosp 200.00 reg fees; Total E911 $9,615.77. 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 May 27 & 28, 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

Approved: _____________________________

Chairman

Cuming County

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