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Notice of August 11th Meeting

Notice of Meeting

 

Notice is hereby given that a special meeting of the Board of Supervisors of Cuming County, Nebraska, will be held commencing at 11:30 a.m. on August 11, 2014, Read More

in the Supervisor’s 2nd floor meeting room, Cuming County Courthouse, West Point, NE. The meeting is being called to discuss real estate transactions.  An agenda for such meeting is kept continuously current and is available for public inspection at the office of the County Clerk at the courthouse and on the Cuming County Web Site. (www.cumingcounty.ne.gov) The agenda may be modified to include items of an emergency nature, only, at such meeting.

 

Bonnie Vogltance

Cuming County Clerk

 

Scrap Tire Collection

SCRAP TIRE COLLECTION

Cuming County has been awarded a grant from the

Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality for the

purpose of having a scrap tire collection. The Nebraska

Loess Hills Resource, Conservation and Development

Council (RC&D), Papio-Missouri River NRD, Lower

Elkhorn NRD, City of West Point, the Cuming County

Fair Board and the Cuming County Extension are

partnering to organize the collection.
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The collection is Friday, September 5th from 8:00 a.m.

to 12:00 p.m. at the Cuming County Fairgrounds in

West Point, NE. The collection is open to residents of

Burt, Cuming, Thurston, Dakota, Washington, Dodge,

Colfax, Stanton, Sarpy and Douglas counties.

There will be no charge to dispose of tires at this

collection. The collection will accept tires of any size,

but there is a limit of 100 tires per vehicle and collection

participants should be prepared to unload their own

tires because limited unloading assistance will be

available. The collection will NOT accept rims, tires

from dealers/resellers, or semi-truckloads of tires.

Attached is the scrap tire poster to be distributed. For

more information about the September collection,

contact the RC&D office at (402) 685-4020 or

jschultz@nlhrcd.org.

July 28, 2014 – Board of Equalization Minutes

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MINUTES

July 28, 2014

 

A meeting of the Board of Equalization of the County of Cuming, in the State of Nebraska was convened in open and public session at 11:00 a.m. on July 28, 2014, at West Point, Nebraska with Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott and Tichota present; Wiechman, Sill 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 published as a combined notice with the County Board of Supervisors July 28 & 29, 2014 notice.  Notice of this meeting was given in advance to the members of the Board of Equalization 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 Equalization 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.

 

1.  MINUTES

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

 

2.  VEHICLE EXEMPTION

An application from GACC was presented to the Board to exempt six vehicles from motor vehicle tax.  A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Ott to approve the application as presented. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Mutzenberger, Ross and Tichota, yeas; nays none; Sill, Wiechman and Meister absent; motion carried.

 

3.  TAX CORRECTIONS

The following tax corrections were presented to the Board for approval; Personal Property ID#12258 – failure to file a personal property list with the Assessor’s office for 2012 and 2013 – added $25.64 to the tax rolls.  A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Ross to approve the tax corrections as presented.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Mutzenberger, Ross and Tichota, yeas; nays none; Sill, Wiechman and Meister absent; motion carried.

 

4.  UNDERVALUED, OVERVALUED OR OMITTED TAX LIST

A motion was made by Ott and seconded by Mutzenberger to accept the verbal list of overvalued, undervalued or omitted properties.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Mutzenberger and Tichota, yeas; nays none; Sill, Wiechman and Meister absent; motion carried. A complete list is available in the County Clerk’s Office.

 

5.  APPLICATION FOR HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION

A homestead application was presented to the Board from Eldon Lofgren.  The application requires Board approval if filed after the deadline.  A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Ott to accept the Homestead Application for Eldon Lofgren due to the stated circumstances. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Mutzenberger and Tichota, yeas; nays none; Sill, Wiechman and Meister absent; motion carried.

 

6.  ADJOURN AS A BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

The Board of Equalization agreed to adjourn and reconvene as needed. The agenda kept current in the office of the County Clerk and on the County Website (www.cumingco.com).

 

Bonnie Vogltance

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 21, 2014 – Board of Equalization

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MINUTES

July 21, 2014

 

A special meeting of the Board of Equalization of the County of Cuming, in the State of Nebraska was convened in open and public session at 11:30 a.m. on July 21, 2014, at West Point, Nebraska with Mutzenberger, Wiechman, Sill and Meister present; Tichota, Ott and Ross absent.  The meeting was called to revisit protest #19. 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 Equalization 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 Equalization 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.

 

1.  MINUTES

A motion was made by Wiechman and seconded by Sill to approve the minutes of the last meeting.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

2.  PROTEST HEARING FOR PROTEST #19

#19  Derick & Amanda Engelbart

Legal description:  Lot 6, Lake View Subdivision – Sec 26 T22N R6E

Assessed Value: $314,595 – Requested Value:  $203,040

Reason for protest:  incorrect measurements and finishes

Assessor’s recommendation: the Assessor did a full review of the home to correct assumptions the appraiser made due to lack of access to the property.  Based on the review, the Assessor recommended the valuation be reduced to $249,060.

A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Wiechman to accept the Assessor’s recommendation and reduce the valuation to $249,060.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Mutzenberger, Sill and Meister, yeas; nays none; Tichota, Ross and Ott absent; motion carried.

 

3.  ADJOURN AS A BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

The Board agreed to adjourn and reconvene July 28 and 29, 2014, at 11:00 a.m.  The agenda kept current in the office of the County Clerk and on the County Website (www.cumingco.com).

 

Bonnie Vogltance

Cuming County Clerk

Approved:  ____________________________

Vice Chairman

 

 

July 10 & 11, 2014 Equalization Minutes

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MINUTES

July 10, 2014

 

A meeting of the Board of Equalization of the County of Cuming, in the State of Nebraska was convened in open and public session at 1:00 p.m. on July 10, 2014, at West Point, Nebraska with 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 published as a combined notice with the County Board of Supervisors July 10, 2014 notice.  Notice of this meeting was given in advance to the members of the Board of Equalization 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 Equalization 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.

 

1.  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.

 

2.  PROTEST HEARINGS

#6  Franklin and Calvin Peters

Legal description:  TL 30 Sec 36 T24N R7E 49.75 acres

Assessed Value: $255,945 – Requested Value:  none stated

Reason for protest:  large increase in valuation

Assessor’s recommendation: make no change

A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Sill to make no change to the valuation. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Sill and Meister, yeas; nays none; Tichota absent; motion carried.

 

#7  Franklin and Calvin Peters

Legal description:  S1/2NE1/4 & TL 9 Sec 1 T23N R7E 155.63 acres

Assessed Value: $741,075 – Requested Value:  none stated

Reason for protest:  large increase in valuation

Assessor’s recommendation: make no change

A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Meister to make no change to the valuation. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Sill and Meister, yeas; nays none; Tichota absent; motion carried.

 

#8  Richard and Jami Mohl

Legal description:  Lots 4, 5, 6 & W1/2 of lot 7, Blk 13, Bancroft Village

Assessed Value: $42,400 – Requested Value:  $33,250

Reason for protest:  purchased the home for $35,000

Assessor’s recommendation: make no change

A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Wiechman to reduce the valuation to $35,000.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Sill and Meister, yeas; nays none; Tichota absent; motion carried.

 

#9  Rose Marie Vering Trust

Legal description:  W1/2SW1/4 Sec 6 T21N R4E 77.2 acres

Assessed Value: $309,380 – Requested Value:  $282,210.00

Reason for protest:  large increase in valuation

Assessor’s recommendation: make no change

A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger to make no change to the valuation. All present voted aye in favor of said motion.

 

#10  Rose Marie Vering Trust

Legal description:  SE1/4SW1/4 & TL 17 Sec. 6 T21N R4E 75 acres

Assessed Value: $397,015 – Requested Value:  $365,780

Reason for protest:  large increase in valuation

Assessor’s recommendation: make no change

A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Sill to make no change to the valuation. All present voted aye in favor of said motion.

 

#11  Arlen Lierman

Legal description:  TL 37 Sec 2 T22N R5E 14 acres

Assessed Value: $19,570 – Requested Value:  $10,000

Reason for protest:  method of valuation doesn’t take into account for small irregular shaped fields

Assessor’s recommendation: reduce to $18,140 due to determination of more waste ground

A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Meister to reduce the valuation to $18,140.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Sill and Meister, yeas; nays none; Tichota absent; motion carried.

 

#12  Arlen Lierman

Legal description:  TLs 15 & 16 Sec. 2 T22N R5E 42.82 acres

Assessed Value: $71,785 – Requested Value:  $58,515

Reason for protest:  method of valuation doesn’t take into account for small irregular shaped fields

Assessor’s recommendation: reduce to $67,405 due to erosion along the Elkhorn River

A motion was made by Ross and seconded by Ott to reduce the valuation to $67,405.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Sill and Meister, yeas; nays none; Tichota absent; motion carried.

 

#13  Arlen Lierman

Legal description:  TL 2 & Pt B TL 3 Sec. 2 T22N R5E 69.74 acres

Assessed Value: $154,220 – Requested Value:  $126,255

Reason for protest:  method of valuation doesn’t take into account for small irregular shaped fields

Assessor’s recommendation: reduce to $148,345 due to erosion along the Elkhorn River

A motion was made by Ott and seconded by Mutzenberger to reduce the valuation to $147,095.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Sill and Meister, yeas; nays none; Tichota absent; motion carried.

 

#14  Reva Burger

Legal description:  E 475’ SW1/4SE1/4 & TL 4 & 5 Sec. 22 T21N R7E 33.92 acres

Assessed Value: $167,215 – Requested Value:  0 land value on grove

Reason for protest:  nothing done to warrant an $11,000 increase

Assessor’s recommendation: reclassification of land types – reduce to $165,080

A motion was made by Wiechman and seconded by Sill to reduce the valuation to $165,080.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Sill and Meister, yeas; nays none; Tichota absent; motion carried.

 

Protest #15 was withdrawn.

 

#16  Kurt Kindschuh

Legal description:  NE1/4SE1/4 & TL 8, Sec 14 T23N R4E 78.18 acres

Assessed Value: $242,825 – Requested Value:  $216,790

Reason for protest:  effects of neighboring cattle operation and a large portion of this tract is in the wetland reserve program

Assessor’s recommendation: no change

A motion was made by Ott and seconded by Mutzenberger to make no change to the valuation.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Sill and Meister, yeas; nays none; Tichota absent; motion carried.

 

#17  Kindschuh Land Company LLC

Legal description:  S1/2 NE1/4 & N 64 ac SE1/4 Sec 16 T23N R4E 144 acres

Assessed Value: $618,120 – Requested Value:  $502,765

Reason for protest:  crop prices dropping, increasing values

Assessor’s recommendation: reassessed area with reuse pit – reduce value to $613,610

A motion was made by Wiechman and seconded by Ott to make no change to the valuation.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Sill and Meister, yeas; nays none; Tichota absent; motion carried.

 

#18  Norman and Frances Ewing

Legal description:  TL 66 Sec 36 T24N R7E 5.237 acres

Assessed Value: $119,240 – Requested Value:  $114,155

Reason for protest:  effects of neighboring cattle operation, flat roof, water leaks

Assessor’s recommendation: change value to $93,990 due to the flat roof and water leaks

A motion was made by Ott and seconded by Ross to accept the Assessor’s recommendation.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Sill and Meister, yeas; nays none; Tichota absent; motion carried.

 

#19  Derick and Amanda Engelbart

Legal description:  lot 6 Lakeview Subd 3.68 acres

Assessed Value: $314,595 – Requested Value:  $238,000

A motion was made by Mutzenberger  and seconded by Ross to table the protest hearing. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Sill and Meister, yeas; nays none; Tichota absent; motion carried.

 

#20 Charla Nedza

Legal description:  Lot 10, Blk 1, 1st Add to the City of Wisner

Assessed Value: $43,735 – Requested Value:  $35,000

Reason for protest:  condition of the house

Assessor’s recommendation: after review of property recommend to change value to $34,595

A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger accept the Assessor’s recommendation.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Sill and Meister, yeas; nays none; Tichota absent; motion carried.

 

#21  Larry Karloff

Legal description:  TL 4B, 5B & 9 Sec 6 T22N R6E 43.87 acres

Assessed Value: $193,295 – Requested Value:  $153,295

Reason for protest:  alkali spots

Assessor’s recommendation: adjustment to wet areas recommended reducing to $176,920

A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Meister to accept the Assessor’s recommendation.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Sill and Meister, yeas; nays none; Tichota absent; motion carried.

 

#22  Larry Karloff

Legal description:  Pt B TL 1 & SE1/4 NE1/4 & TL 18 (W1/2NE1/4) Sec 1 T22N R5E 96.79 acres

Assessed Value: $397,480 – Requested Value:  none stated

Reason for protest:  alkali spots

Assessor’s recommendation: due to drainage issues, reduce to $376,610

A motion was made by Ott and seconded by Wiechman to accept the Assessor’s recommendation.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Sill and Meister, yeas; nays none; Tichota absent; motion carried.

 

#23  Larry Karloff

Legal description:  TLS 6, 12, 13 & 28 Sec. 31 T23N R6E 181.66 acres

Assessed Value: $893,185 – Requested Value:  $833,185

Reason for protest:  alkali spots

Assessor’s recommendation: due to drainage issues, reduce to $865,610

A motion was made by Ross and seconded by Sill to accept the Assessor’s recommendation.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Sill and Meister, yeas; nays none; Tichota absent; motion carried.

 

#24  Deuser Family Farms LLC

Legal description:  NW1/4 Sec 21 T24N R7E 160 acres

Assessed Value: $665,415 – Requested Value:  none stated

Reason for protest:  can’t believe there are recent sales to support the valuation increase

Assessor’s recommendation: no change

A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Sill to make no change to the valuation.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Sill and Meister, yeas; nays none; Tichota absent; motion carried.

 

#25 Gloria Jahnke

Legal description:  W1/2NW1/4 & W1/2E1/2NW1/4 Sec 22 T23N R5E 120 acres

Assessed Value: $562,925 – Requested Value:  none stated

Reason for protest:  valuation increased $150,580 in one year

Assessor’s recommendation: reclassified a few acres to pasture – reduce value to $556,210

A motion was made by Wiechman and seconded by Ott to change the valuation to $556,210.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Sill and Meister, yeas; nays none; Tichota absent; motion carried.

 

#26 Vandle & Doris Phillips Farm Trust

Legal description:  W1/2 SW1/4 Sec 3 T24N R7E 80 acres

Assessed Value: $341,520 – Requested Value:  $280,000

Reason for protest:  25% increase in one year

Assessor’s recommendation: no change

A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Wiechman to make no change to the valuation.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Sill and Meister, yeas; nays none; Tichota absent; motion carried.

 

#27  Kenneth and Brenda Compton

Legal description:  TL 7 Sec 2 T22N R4E 9.91 acres

Assessed Value: $76,075 – Requested Value:  $68,180

Reason for protest:  no tillable land on parcel

Assessor’s recommendation: no change

A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Wiechman to make no change to the valuation.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Sill and Meister, yeas; nays none; Tichota absent; motion carried.

 

3.  ADJOURN AS A BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

The Board agreed to adjourn and reconvene July 21, at 11:30 a.m. to review the protest #19. The agenda kept current in the office of the County Clerk and on the County Website (www.cumingco.com).

 

Bonnie Vogltance

Cuming County Clerk

Approved:  ____________________________

Vice 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 24, 2014 – Board of Equalization Minutes

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MINUTES

June 24, 2014

 

A meeting of the Board of Equalization of the County of Cuming, in the State of Nebraska was convened in open and public session at 1:00 p.m. on June 24, 2014, at West Point, Nebraska with Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Wiechman and Sill present; Tichota and Meister, absent.  Due to the absence of Tichota and Meister, Supervisor Sill was appointed Acting Chairman 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 published as a combined notice with the County Board of Supervisors June 24th & 25th, 2014 notice.  Notice of this meeting was given in advance to the members of the Board of Equalization 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 Equalization 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 Ott to approve the minutes of the last meeting as read.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

2.  TAX CORRECTIONS

The following tax corrections were presented to the Board for approval; ID# PP#6 – sold business, accelerated 2014 taxes as 2013 – added $29.92 to the tax rolls; ID# PP#5 – sold business, accelerated 2014 taxes as 2013 – added $1,298.58 to the tax rolls;   A motion was made by Wiechman and seconded by Ott to approve the tax corrections as presented.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Wiechman, Mutzenberger, Ross and Sill, yeas; nays none; Tichota and Meister absent; motion carried.

 

3.  UNDERVALUED, OVERVALUED OR OMITTED TAX LIST

A list of undervalued, overvalued or omitted properties was presented to the Board for approval.  The list is available for public inspection at the County Clerk’s Office.  A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Wiechman to accept the list and place on file.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Wiechman, Ross, Mutzenberger and Sill, yeas; nays none; Tichota and Meister absent; motion carried.

 

4.  PROTEST HEARINGS

#1  John & Arlene Fischer

Legal description:  TLs 10, 12 & 13, in NW1/4 Sec. 35 T21 R6E

Assessed Value: $64,855 – Requested Value:  $34,935

Reason for protest:  property would not sell for the assessed valuation

Assessor’s recommendation: make no change

A motion was made by Ott and seconded by Mutzenberger to make no change to the valuation. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, and Sill, yeas; nays none; Tichota and Meister absent; motion carried.

 

Protests #2 and #3 were withdrawn by the taxpayer.

 

#4  Lynette Huntemann

Legal description:  NW1/4NE1/4, W1/2 NW1/4, SE1/4NW1/4 and TL 3 Sec. 11 T22N R7E 189.99 acres

Assessed Value: $929,675 – Requested Value:  $734,015

Reason for protest:  value of property

Assessor’s recommendation: make no change

A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Ross to make no change to the valuation. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, and Sill, yeas; nays none; Tichota and Meister absent; motion carried.

 

#5 Patrick Buderus

Legal description:  TL 7, Section 3 T24N R5E

Assessed Value: $87,575 – Requested Value:  $71,935

Reason for protest:  property has a lot of unusable buildings and concrete

Assessor’s recommendation: reduce the valuation to $60,515 due to the condition of the house

A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Wiechman to make accept the Assessor recommendation and lower the value to $60,515. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, and Sill, yeas; nays none; Tichota and Meister absent; motion carried.

 

5.  ADJOURN AS A BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Ott to adjourn as a Board of Equalization and reconvene as a Board of Supervisors.  All present voted yea to approve said motion The Board of Equalization agreed to reconvene July 10th at 1:00 p.m. to conduct protest hearings. The agenda kept current in the office of the County Clerk and on the County Website (www.cumingco.com).

 

Bonnie Vogltance

Cuming County Clerk

Approved:  ____________________________

Acting Chairman

 

 

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