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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 9:00 a.m. on March 9, 2015, Read More

in the Supervisor’s 2nd floor meeting room, Cuming County Courthouse, West Point, NE. The meeting is being called to discuss the duties and responsibilities of the personnel committee and to discuss an incentive for the County wellness program.  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.cumingco.com). The agenda may be modified to include items of an emergency nature, only, at such meeting.

 

Bonnie Vogltance

Cuming County Clerk

January 27 & 28, 2015 – Board of Supervisor’s Minutes

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MINUTES

January 27, 2015

 

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 January 27, 2015, at West Point, Nebraska with all members present.

 

Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the West Point News, legal newspaper for Cuming County, one of the County’s designated methods for giving notice, a copy of the agenda being attached to these minutes.  Notice of this meeting was given in advance to the members of the Board of Supervisors and a copy of their acknowledgment of receipt of notice and the agenda are attached to these minutes.  Availability of the agenda was communicated in the advance notice and in the notice to the County Board of Supervisors of this meeting.  The Chairman of the Board publicly stated to all in attendance that a current copy of the “Nebraska Open Meetings Act” was posted in the entrance to the meeting room and the pamphlet form of the act is available upon request.  All proceedings hereafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was open to the attendance of the public.

 

The following correspondence was received by the Board; county extension activity reports from December 16th to January 15th, list of bank securities, letter from Nebraska Emergency Management Agency regarding the County Local Emergency Operations Plan, letter from the Department of Agriculture regarding the Livestock Friendly Program, annual report from Cuming County Extension, annual report from the Cuming County Weed Department and the six month fund balance accumulated report.  All documents are available for public inspection at the County Clerk’s Office.

 

  1.   MINUTES

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

 

  1.   REPORTS

After reviewing revenue reports from the County Sheriff ($1,242.74), Clerk of Dist. Court ($769.31), Zoning Adm. ($50.00), Roads ($3,007.72) and County Clerk ($10,063.28), a motion was made by Meister and seconded by Sill to accept the reports and place on file. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Mutzenberger, Ott, Ross, Wiechman, Meister, Sill and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1.  RECEIPTS

A motion was made by Ross and seconded by Wiechman to approve $626,711.26 of miscellaneous Treasurer’s receipts and place on file.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Mutzenberger, Wiechman, Meister, Sill and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. REORGANIZATION

SINE DIE

A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger to adjourn sine die. All present voted yea.

TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN

Chairman Tichota asked for nominations from the floor for a Temporary Chairman.  A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger to elect Steve Meister as temporary chairman by vote of acclamation. All voted yea by the same sign; motion carried.

BOARD CHAIRMAN

Temporary Chairman Meister, opened the floor for nominations for Board Chairman.  Supervisor Sill with a second by Supervisor Mutzenberger made a motion to nominate Supervisor Tichota as Chairman  and to cease nominations and elect Tichota by vote of acclamation.  All present voted yea; motion carried.  Clarence Tichota was named Chairman for 2015.

VICE-CHAIRMAN

Chairman Tichota opened the floor for nominations for Vice-Chairman.  Supervisor Wiechman with a second by Supervisor Sill made a motion to elect Supervisor Meister as Vice-Chairman by vote of acclamation. All present voted yea; motion carried. Supervisor Meister was named Vice-Chairman for 2015.

COMMITTEES

A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger 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, Mutzenberger, Wiechman

Goldenrod Hills Joint Housing                     Sill, alternate – Tichota

NENCAP                                                               Tichota, alternate – Sill

Nebr. Area on Aging                                       Ott, alternate – Meister

Northstar Services-Region IV, Inc             Tichota, alternate – Mutzenberger

Region IV Mental Health Serv.                   Ross, alternate – Mutzenberger

E911                                                                       Mutzenberger alternate – Sill

NENEED                                                               Mutzenberger, alternate – Sill

Juvenile Jail                                                        Ott, alternate – Tichota

Louis & Abby Faye Dinklage                         Tichota, alternate – Sill

RC & D                                                                  Ross, alternate – Wiechman

District Bd of Health                                        Tichota, Erin Ridder – alternate Sill

Technology Committee                                 Sill, Mutzenberger, Wiechman

County Economic Development                                Sill, alternate – Mutzenberger

Personnel                                                           Mutzenberger, Wiechman, Sill

Planning & Zoning                                            Sill, Mutzenberger, Ross

JAG, Diversion-TeamMates                         Ott, Bracht

Grievance                                                           Meister, Sill

All present voted yea; motion carried.

COUNTY NEWSPAPER

A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger to appoint the Wisner News Chronicle as the legal newspaper for 2015 and that the proceedings be published in the West Point News as well for the set fee of $20.00 per month with the legal paper to publish the proceedings the week following the meeting and the West Point News within a month from the meeting.  Notices, minutes and agendas will also be posted on the County Website (www.cumingco.com).  Notices for special and emergency meetings, if time does not allow posting in the newspaper, will be posted in one bank in each community and in the courthouse and on the County Web Site.  All present voted yea; motion carried.

COUNTY PHYSICIAN

A motion was made by Meister and seconded by Ott to appoint Dr. Scott Green as the County Physician.  All present voted yea; motion carried.

COUNTY BANKS

A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Wiechman to adopt the following resolution;

BE IT RESOLVED that the County Treasurer be authorized to deposit funds in excess of the capital and surplus in any depository designated for county funds, provided such depository furnish the proper securities as provided by law, and that the Treasurer be, and she hereby is, authorized to invest surplus funds, if there be any, in United States Treasury bills or certificates of deposit in the following financial institutions; First Community Bank, Beemer and Bancroft, First Bank of Bancroft, Wells Fargo, West Point Branch, Pinnacle Bank, Wisner Branch, Citizens State Bank of Wisner and West Point, F&M Bank, NA of West Point, CharterWest National Bank of West Point, Midwest Bank of Wisner and Npait.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Wiechman, Ross, Mutzenberger, Ott, Sill and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. VSO/EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT REPORT

Bernie Hunke was present to give a verbal report on the activities of his office. Hunke has been working with a family to bring the remains of a World War II veteran home for burial.  He informed the Board that this is moving forward but will take some time yet.  He also reported a change to LB1087 which is a bill regarding homestead exemptions for veterans.  With the change, 18 veterans will receive the benefit.  Under the old rules seven were eligible.  He also worked on three appeals for widows of veterans and the appeals resulted in $165,000 in payback.  He informed the Board that he is working on the Local Emergency Operations Plan due in 2015, and that in 2015 he will be working with the fire departments on training.  One particular training will involve evacuation of nursing homes and elderly housing facilities.  No formal action was taken.

 

  1. DIVERSION/TEAMMATES REPORT

Addisen Beck was present to report on the activities of her office.  Addisen started as the new coordinator for Diversion and TeamMates on January 1, 2015.  She has been busy familiarizing herself with the two programs and all the supporting boards and agencies.  She is currently working on the interlocal agreement with Burt County to provide Diversion services.  She also shared her goals for the program.  No formal action was taken.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. RECESS

A motion was made by Wiechman and seconded by Sill to recess as a Board of Supervisors and convene as a Board of Equalization.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

At 11:20 a.m. the Board reconvened as a Board of Supervisors to discuss the housing goals and strategies identified in the County Comprehensive Plan.  Those goals and strategies include improving overall housing quality, increasing the number of quality market rate rentals, promoting the development of sites and lots that have urban services in place, increasing the appeal of rehabilitating housing in communities countywide, forming a lending consortium, creating a housing trust fund and developing city partnerships related to housing.  Supervisor Ott spoke in opposition of spending county funds on the housing strategies identified in the plan.  The Board asked the Cuming County Economic Development Board to come back with more detail about the use of county funds to promote the strategic goals.  No formal action was taken.

 

  1. BANK SECURITIES

A bank security CUSIP 557353HT9 was presented from F&M Bank for $895,000 to secure county funds deposited in their institution.  A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger to approve the security as presented.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Wiechman, Ross, Mutzenberger, Ott, Sill and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. NEW BANK ACCOUNT

Discussion was held regarding opening a new county bank account to help with the administration of the new county health insurance program.  This account is necessary to separate the funds designated for health insurance claims from other county funds.   A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Sill to authorize the County Clerk to open a Cuming County Clerk Insurance Account and to authorize the Chairman and the County Clerk as signers for the account.

Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Wiechman, Ross, Mutzenberger, Ott, Sill and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. HEALTH INSURANCE

Discussion was held regarding the new health insurance and the unexpected problems that evolved resulting in making the effective date February 1st.  They also were presented with a document that included options for employee screenings.  No formal action was taken.

 

At 12:15 the Board agreed to recess and reconvene the following morning at 9:00 a.m.

 

 

January 28, 2015

 

The Board met pursuant to the previous day’s business with Meister, Mutzenberger, Ross, Sill, Ott and Tichota present; Wiechman absent.  The Chairman restated that a current copy of the “Nebraska 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.

 

  1.  CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #292

At 9:30 a.m. Chairman Tichota asked for a motion to reopen a public hearing tabled on December 30th, to consider a request from Lorain Will to separate an existing farmstead in Section 29 T22N R7E. Supervisor Mutzenberger with a second by Supervisor Sill moved to reopen the public hearing.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.   There was no one present to object to the permit which was recommended for approval by the planning commission and zoning administrator.  Lynn Stofferahn was present to represent Mrs. Will.  After discussion, a motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Sill to approve conditional use permit #292.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ott, Ross, and Tichota, yeas; Wiechman, absent; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. REVIEW INFORMATION FOR COUNTY ONE & SIX YEAR ROAD PLAN

Chris Howser was present to review the projects he will be submitting in the County One & Six Year Road Plan at the public hearing on February 25th at 10:45 a.m.  The proposed plan will be uploaded in advance to the County Web Site for review by the public.  No formal action was taken.

 

  1. WEED SUPERINTENDENT REPORT

Daniel Niemeyer, Weed Superintendent, was present to give an update on his activities and present his annual report.  No formal action was taken.

 

  1. TOWNSHIP BONDS

The following township official bonds were presented for approval; Allan Franzluebbers, Terry Hunke, William McNamara, Elwood Minds, Artwin Fullner, Byron Osten, Byron Keller, Robert Evert, Doug Breitkreutz Jr, Paul Lehmkuhl, Fred Reppert, Kenneth Metzger, Gene Wieneke, Travis Hallsted, Larry Zobel, Lorrin Toelle, Lary Moeller, Dudley Persson, Roy Ritter.  A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger to approve the bonds as presented.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

  1. DISTRESS WARRANT REPORT

The Board was presented with the final list of distress warrants.  Of the $21,543.94 of uncollected funds, the County Sheriff collected $21,508.79 including interest.  A motion was made by Ott and seconded by Mutzenberger to accept the list and to strike #18 from the list. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ott, Ross, and Tichota, yeas; Wiechman, absent; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. SUPPLEMENTAL INSURANCE

The Board reviewed quotes for Life and Disability Insurance to replace the coverage that was lost through the NACO Blue Cross Blue Shield Plan.  No formal action was taken.

 

  1. TRANSFER FUNDS

A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Meister to transfer $25,000 from the Inheritance Fund to the E911 Fund.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ott, Ross, and Tichota, yeas; Wiechman, absent; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. COUNTY GOVERNMENT DAY

On behalf of the American Legion, Supervisor Tichota asked the Board for a motion to fund $1000 of the expenses for County Government Day.  A motion was made by Meister and seconded by Ott to allow the $1000 expenditure.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ott, Ross, and Tichota, yeas; Wiechman, absent; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1.  APPROVE CLAIMS

A motion was made by Ott and seconded by Mutzenberger to approve the following claims; General Payroll and reimbursements $107,241.18; Road Payroll $33,391.43; ROD Fund $318.00; Economic Development Payroll $7,898.69; E911 Payroll & reimbursements $14,929.13; Lincoln Financial 973.12 co share vision & dental ins, Ameritas Life Ins. 7432.18 co share retire, F&M Bank 8011.58 co share soc sec, 1244.13 employee deductible reimb, Antelope Co. Court 25.85 supplies, Appeara 59.10 supplies, Barone Security Systems 192.00 repairs, Black Hills Energy 1436.49 utilities, Daniel Bracht 4852.05 reimb, Cardmember Serv. 163.79 supplies, CenturyLink 1340.05 serv, City of West Point 4946.50 solid waste, City of Wisner 2387.58 solid waste, Clerk of Dist Ct 227.00 court costs, Cuming Co. Sheriff 12.00 court costs, Cuming County Court 166.00 court costs, Cuming Co. 4-H Council 245.00 pop machine revenue, Cuming Co. Sheriff 3.94 postage, Dave’s Dry Cleaning 24.00 supplies, Dell Marketing 239.98 supplies, Delmont Sign Co. 200.00 lettering, Digital Ally 160.00 supplies, Robert Dinslage 35.48 repairs, Douglas Co. Treas 250.00 autopsy costs, Elite Computers 398.00 supplies, Engelhardt TV 4241.70 parts & labor, First Concord 37.50 adm. fee, Franciscan Care Services 692.00 blood tests, GreatAmerica Financial Serv 163.00 equip lease, Nebr. HHS 93.00 institutional care, Larry Howard 43.70 reimb, Infogressive Inc 414.60 router, Russell Kreikemeier 1143.30 ct apnt atny, Lancaster Co. Court 8.50 copies, Mary Jo Lueckenhoff 30.00 fuel, Madison Co. Sheriff 3078.29 inmate bd, DMG-Maximus 1848.18 adm fee, Microfilm Imaging 59.00 equip lease, Stuart Mills 150.00 ct apnt atny, Minnick Funeral Services 375.00 transportation, MIPS 3164.08 computer support, NE Dist. Ct Clerk’s Assn 25.00 dues, NE Assn Co. Treas 75.00 dues, Nebr. Dept. of Revenue 67.20 sales tax, Nebr. Public Health Envir Lab 105.00 blood tests, Nebr. State Bar Assn 35.00 dues, NE Nebr Assn Co. Assessors 25.00 dues, Office Systems 272.52 equip maint, Rita Olberding 191.15 court costs, William Ouren 75.00 autopsy costs, Peterson Body & Paint 500.00 repairs, PetroMart 1471.97 fuel, Physicians Lab 900.00 autopsy costs, Platte Co. Detention 50.00 inmate bd, Quality Printing 906.87 supplies, Region IV 4973.75 mental health serv, S&W Welding 8.00 repairs, Debra Schroeder 272.25 supplies, Secretary of State 20.00 reg fee, Skywave Wireless 159.91 supplies, Smidt’s Garbage 45.00 serv, Alvin Sorensen 17.25 mileage, Teeco 111.85 supplies, Thurston Co. Sheriff 3950.00 inmate bd, Time Clock Deals 40.68 adm fee, UNL 3356.84 youth educator reimb, UNL Marketplace 12.00 supplies, US Postage 3000.00 postage meter, Verizon Wireless 265.34 serv, Village of Bancroft 363.46 solid waste, Village of Beemer 677.56 solid waste, Glen Vollmer 18.40 mileage, Wagner Tire 350.60 repairs, Ina Welding 57.70 prior serv, West Point Home Center 1.55 supplies, West Point Light & Water 1939.95 utilities, West Point News 103.45 publ, Wisner News 643.18 publ & supplies, Western Office 152.15 supplies, Yosten True Value 206.89 supplies, Total General Fund $76,207.26; Lincoln Financial 273.69 co share vision & dental ins., Ameritas Life Ins. 2253.92 co share retire, F&M Bank 2482.52 co share soc sec, employee deductible reimb 2000.00, Auto Value 949.84 repairs & supplies, Black Hills Energy 1205.72 utilities, Bomgaars 151.64 repairs & supplies, Cardmember Serv 18.18 subs, Central Valley Ag 916.32 fuel, CenturyLink 92.70 serv, City of Wisner 690.79 utilities, Constellation New Energy 342.24 utilities, Conway’s Corner 35.00 fuel, CCPPD 387.91 utilities, Engelhardt TV 775.00 equip, Farmers Pride 1820.10 fuel, Floor Maintenance 98.77 supplies, Great Plains 158.48 serv, JR tools 1134.08 tools, Kimball Midwest 311.06 supplies, Medical Enterprises 31.00 CDL testing, Midwest Service & Sales 588.25 signs, Nebr. Dept of Revenue 262.39 sales tax, Dan Niemeyer 105.50 reg fee, North American Truck & Trailers 493.20 parts, S&W Welding 54.90 parts, Sapp Bros 238.68 fuel, Seals & Service 118.89 parts & labor, Skywave Wireless 43.95 serv, Smidt’s Garbage 50.00 serv, Stalp Gravel 13948.33 gravel, Stan Ortmeier 71.02 repairs, Dept. of Labor 1742.00 unemployment, Stigge Machine 215.41 supplies, Tim’s Sinclair 1960.49 fuel, Time Clock Deals 12.95 adm fee, Verizon Wireless 230.60 serv, Wagner Tire 1876.37 fuel & tires, West Point Light 522.72 utilities, Wisner West 341.17 fuel, Total Road Fund $39,005.71;  CCED 17670.26 grant, GACC 4000.00 scholarship grant, Harold Jordan Memorial Library 2250.00 grant, Howells-Dodge Public School 4000.00 scholarship grant, Pender Public School 1000.00 scholarship grant, Total Special Projects $28920.26; CCED 1200.00 contract labor, Nielsen Community Center 1000.00 grants, Westside Publ. Co. 1700.00 adv, Total Lodging Tax Fund $3900.00; MIPS 269.90 computer support, Office Systems Co. 30.00 maint fee, Total Reg of Deeds Fund $299.90; Ed Roehr Safety Products 3411.96 equip, Total STOP Fund $3,411.96; Lincoln Financial  60.82 co share vision & dental ins, Ameritas Life Ins. 533.16 co share retire, F&M Bank 601.97 co share soc sec, Cardmember Serv 285.04 adv, CenturyLink 39.85 serv, Quality Printing 39.75 printing, Total Economic Development Fund $1,560.59; RDg Planning & Design 1218.50 consulting fee, Total Inheritance Tax Fund $1,218.50; Lincoln Financial 121.64 co share vision & dental ins., Ameritas Life Ins. 1679.54 co share retire, F&M Bank 1134.43 co share soc sec, employee deductible reimb 251.24, AS Central Finance 448.00 teletype serv, Cardmember Service 425.61 software, CenturyLink 819.88 serv, City of Wisner 282.10 pagers, Engelhardt TV 2664.31 tower rent, Great Plains Comm 160.62 serv, Time Clock Deals 11.10 adm fee, West Point News 42.50 subs, Total E911 $7,326.64.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott and Tichota, yeas; Wiechman absent; nays none; motion carried.

 

The Board agreed to adjourn and reconvene February 24 & 25, 2015, 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

 

 

 

 

Notice to Bidders

NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Sealed bids will be received by the Cuming County Clerk until February 25, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. bridge
repairs for the 2015 construction season and for gravel for the 2015 construction season Read More

BRIDGE REPAIR CONTRACT

 

 

This agreement made and entered into in duplicate the 25th day of February, 2015, by and between County of Cuming, State of Nebraska, hereinafter referred to as County, and _________________________________________________ , hereinafter referred to as Contractor.

 

Now, therefore, in consideration of the mutual promises, convenants and benefits by and between the parties, it is hereby agreed as follows:

 

1) That for and in consideration of the unit prices for bridges, bridge work, culvert work, and earth fill, said unit prices as set forth in the attached Exhibit “A” and incorporated herein by reference, County hereby agrees to pay Contractor the unit prices as set forth in Exhibit “A”, and Contractor hereby agrees to repair county structures in a good and workmanlike manner in compliance with the specifications of the most recent edition of the State of Nebraska, Department of Roads Standard Specification for Highway Construction, as amended from time to time, which are incorporated herein and made a part hereof by reference, and to the full satisfaction of County.

 

2) That said earth fill shall be inclusive of all necessary and incidental work to repair the adjacent roads to said structure(s).

 

3) That such repairs ordered by County shall be furnished and completed by Contractor within 10 days from date of such order or a dated agreed upon between Contractor and County.

 

4) That due notice shall be given to County by Contractor when Contractor is about to commence the repairs in order that County may provide for the inspection of labor to be performed and, unless otherwise specially provided, that the person designated by motion of the Board of Supervisors of Cuming County from time to time shall be authorized to act for and on behalf of County with respect to matters arising under this agreement at all times when the Board of Supervisors of said County is not in official session.

 

5) Contractor shall indemnify and hold harmless County and all it representatives from any and all suits, actions, claims, demands, loss or liability resulting from the injury to, or death of any person or persons, or injury to the property of any person, occurring after execution of this agreement and related in any way to the work to be performed hereunder, or resulting from any condition or the conduct of the Contractor, Contractor’s agents, employees or other representatives, or resulting from any claims or amounts arising or recovered under the worker’s compensation laws. Contractor shall be responsible for all damages or injury to persons or property of any character during the repair of any project resulting from any act, omission, negligence or misconduct, inclusive but not limited to the manner or method of execution said work, of or non erection of or defective work or at any time said responsibility absolutely shall continue until the roadway or project shall have been completed and accepted by County.

 

6) Payment by County shall be made only on completed projects and completed adjacent roads or earth fill upon proper filing of sworn statement by Contractor and such payment shall become due and payable to Contractor at the first regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors of County after the completion of such repairs and acceptance by County.

 

7) Contractor shall furnish within ten days from the date hereof, a good and sufficient surety bond acceptable to County for $100,000.00 which is near to 100% of the contract conditioned for the faithful performance of this contract.

 

Contractor shall not begin work under this contract until it has obtained all insurance coverages required under this section and such insurance has been approved by the County.  The following insurance coverages shall be kept in force during the life of the Contract and shall be primary with respect to any insurance or self-insurance programs covering the County, its commissioners/supervisors, officials, agents, representatives and employees.

 

  1. Workers’ Compensation and Employers Liability Insurance

The minimum acceptable limits shall be the statutory limits as required by the State of Nebraska for Coverage A, Workers’ Compensation and $500,000 for Coverage B, Employers Liability.

 

  1. Commercial General Liability Insurance

Coverage shall include liability coverage addressing premises and operations, contractual, independent contractors, and products/completed operations.  The coverage must protect against claims for damages resulting form bodily injury, including death, personal injury and property damage.

 

The minimum acceptable limits of liability shall be $1,000,000 each occurrence.  If the coverage contains a general aggregate such limit shall not be less than $2,000,000.  The products/completed operations limit shall not be less than $2,000,000.  If written on a claims made form, the products/completed operations coverage is to be maintained for two years after final payment.

 

The County is to be named as an additional insured on the insurance coverage required under this section.

 

  1. Automobile Liability Insurance

Coverage shall include liability coverage addressing claims for damages resulting from bodily injury, including death and property damage, which may arise from the operations of any owned, hired or non-owned automobile.  The minimum acceptable limit of liability shall be $1,000,000 Combined Single Limit for each accident.

 

The County is to be included as an additional insured on the insurance coverage required under this section.

 

  1. Certificate of Insurance

The Contractor shall furnish the County with a certificate(s) of insurance evidencing the coverages required in this section.  Such certificate(s)shall specifically state that the insurance company or companies underwriting these insurance coverages shall give the County at least thirty (30) days written notice in the event of cancellation of, or material change in, any of the coverages.  If the certificate(s) is shown to expire prior to completion of all the terms of this contract, the Contractor shall furnish a certificate(s) of insurance evidencing renewal of its coverage to the County.

 

The Contractor shall require each and every Subcontractor performing work under this Contract to maintain the same coverages required of the Contractor in this section, and upon the request of the County, shall furnish the County with a certificate(s) of insurance evidencing the Subcontractor’s insurance coverages required in this section.

 

  1. Insurance Company

All insurance coverages herein required of the Contractor shall be written by an insurance company or companies transacting business as an admitted insurer in the State of Nebraska or under the Nebraska Surplus Lines Insurance Act.  All insurance companies must possess a minimum A.M. Best Insurance Company rating of A-.

 

Upon request of the County, the Contractor shall furnish evidence that the insurance company or companies being used by the Contractor meet the minimum requirements listed in this subsection.

 

Upon request by the County, the Contractor shall furnish the County with complete and accurate copies of the insurance policies required within this section.  If at anytime during the life of this Contract, the Contractor’s insurance coverages and limits do not meet or exceed the minimum insurance requirements presented in this section, the Contractor is required to notify the County of any deviations from the minimum requirements presented in this section.

 

8) Contractor shall comply with and continue to comply with all fair labor standards in the pursuit of his business and in the execution of this agreement.

 

9) Contractor shall provide and pay for all equipment, labor, transportation, construction equipment and machinery, tools, appliances, fuel, power, light, heat, telephone, water and sanitary facilities, and all other facilities and incidentals necessary for completion of the work.  All materials furnished by Contractor shall be new and, if required by County, Contractor will furnish satisfactory evidence as to the kind and quality of materials to be used.

 

10) Contractor shall keep the construction premises free from accumulations of waste, materials, rubbish and other debris resulting from the work, and at completion of the work, shall remove and dispose of all waste materials, spoils, rubbish and debris from and about the premises as well as all tools, construction equipment and machinery, and surplus materials, and return the site to the pre-construction appearance, which shall include, but is not limited to the removal and disposal of all steel, wood or other materials of any structures that are being removed, placed or repaired.

 

11) Contractor shall be responsible for initiating, maintaining and supervising all safety precautions and programs in connection with the work. Contractor shall take all necessary precautions for the safety of, and shall provide the necessary protection to prevent damage, injury, or loss.

 

12) Contractor shall comply with all applicable laws, ordinances, rules, regulations and orders of any public body having jurisdiction for the safety of persons or property or to protect them from damage, injury or loss. Contractor shall erect and maintain, as required by the conditions and progress of the work, all necessary safeguards for the safety and protection, including posting danger signs and other warnings against hazards, and promulgating safety regulations.

All construction signing shall be performed according to the most current edition of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices and any additions or supplements thereto.

 

 

This contract shall be binding upon the heirs, personal representatives and assigns of the respective parties hereto.

 

In witness whereof, the parties hereto have set their hands the day and year first above written.

 

WITNESS                                                                   Board of Cuming County

Supervisors

 

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Cuming County Clerk

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Contractor

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Exhibit A

 

 

TO THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF CUMING COUNTY, NEBRASKA:

 

The undersigned hereby submits the bid for bridge repair pursuant to the advertisement, as follows:

 

For repair of County road structures as directed by the County Road Superintendent, but not including the furnishing of materials at a price as follows:

 

  1. For driving steel piling 8” $______ per foot.
  2. For driving steel piling 10” $_____ per foot.
  3. For placing cable and clamps on wings $_______each.
  4. For placing common lumber $________ per thousand board foot.
  5. For removing old lumber $________ per thousand board foot.
  6. Force account work, cost plus $_____ plus a profit of $______ .
  7. For removing old piling $______ per lineal foot of piling.
  8. For hauling bridge materials $______ per ton per mile.
  9. For hauling pile driver over three miles $______ per ton per mile. Less than three miles, free of charge.
  10. Compacted earth fill $_______ per hour.
  11. Pouring concrete $_________. per cubic yard.
  12. Steel erection $__________ lb.
  13. Driving sheet piling $_______ per square foot.
  14. 10-ton crane $_________per hour.
  15. 18-ton crane $_________per hour.
  16. 12 ½ truck crane $_______ per hour.
  17. 5 cubic yard backhoe $________ per hour.
  18. 170 H.P. track loader $_______ per hour.
  19. 11 cubic yard scraper $_______ per hour.
  20. 190 H.P. tack loader $________per hour.
  21. Cutting and welding $________ per hour.

 

It is understood that this bid is made with the understanding that all repairs shall be in conformity with the specifications of the most recent edition of the State of Nebraska, Department of Roads Standard Specifications for Highway Construction.

 

Herewith I enclose a personal check for $1000.00 payable to the County Clerk of Cuming County, Nebraska, as required in Notice to Contractors, to be forfeited by me in the event that this proposal is accepted and the contract awarded to me and I fail, neglect, or refuse to enter into said contract and execute the bond required, said bond and contract having been by me examined and approved.

 

 

Dated this _________ of _______________, _______.

 

 

__________________________________

Company

 

__________________________________

Signature

 

GRAVEL CONTRACT                                    Page 1 of 3

The Cuming County Board of Supervisors will open sealed bids on February 25 at 11:00 a.m., in the Supervisors Meeting Room, Cuming County Courthouse, West Point, Nebraska, for gravel for the 2015 construction year.

Each bid shall be submitted in a sealed envelope to the Cuming County Clerk, 200 S Lincoln, Room 100, West Point, Nebraska, and marked “bid for gravel”. Each bid shall be accompanied with a certified check in the amount of $500.00 made payable to the Cuming County Treasurer, which shall guarantee good faith on the part of the bidder. Cuming County will retain this until all specifications and shipments have been completed to the satisfaction of the Cuming County Board.

The Board of Supervisors of Cuming County reserves the right to waive any irregularities in said proposal prior to entering into contract and further reserves the right to reject any or all bids.

This agreement WITNESSETH:

That the Contractor has sold and the County has bought road gravel to be placed by the Contractor as directed by the County, its officers and agents, upon roads in Cuming County, Nebraska, or loaded on county trucks on the following terms and conditions:

The material shall be weighed in the vehicle on a State inspected and approved scale and subject to inspection as to quantity and quality. Material shall be taken from stockpiles.

Material Requirements:

Gravel for surfacing will conform to the State of Nebraska Department of Roads 1985 Standard Specifications for Highway Construction Section 401.02 & 401.06 & 401.07.

The vehicles at all times must maintain an orderly procession in single line either way on surface of roadway to prevent undue damage to the prepared subgrade and to permit an uninterrupted and continuous use of the highway by traffic.

Methods of Payment:

The gravel shall be paid for by actual weight of the material placed on the roadway as directed or loaded on county trucks upon receipt and processing of claims in the proper manner.

General Stipulations:

            Contractor shall not begin work under this contract until it has obtained all insurance coverages required under this section and such insurance has been approved by the County.  The following insurance coverages shall be kept in force during the life of the Contract and shall be primary with respect to any insurance or self-insurance programs covering the County, its commissioners/supervisors, officials, agents, representatives and employees.

 

  1. Workers’ Compensation and Employers Liability Insurance

The minimum acceptable limits shall be the statutory limits as required by the State of Nebraska for Coverage A, Workers’ Compensation and $500,000 for Coverage B, Employers Liability.

 

  1. Commercial General Liability Insurance

Coverage shall include liability coverage addressing premises and operations, contractual, independent contractors, and products/completed operations.  The coverage must protect against claims for damages resulting form bodily injury, including death, personal injury and property damage.

 

The minimum acceptable limits of liability shall be $500,000 each occurrence.  If the coverage contains a general aggregate such limit shall not be less than $1,000,000.  The products/completed operations limit shall not be less than $1,000,000.  If written on a claims made form, the products/completed operations coverage is to be maintained for two years after final payment.

 

The County is to be named as an additional insured on the insurance coverage required under this section.

 

  1. Automobile Liability Insurance

Coverage shall include liability coverage addressing claims for damages resulting from bodily injury, including death and property damage, which may arise from the operations of any owned, hired or non-owned automobile.  The minimum acceptable limit of liability shall be $1,000,000 Combined Single Limit for each accident.

 

The County is to be included as an additional insured on the insurance coverage required under this section.

 

  1. Certificate of Insurance

Contractor shall furnish the County with a certificate(s) of insurance evidencing the coverages required in this section.  Such certificate(s)shall specifically state that the insurance company or companies underwriting these insurance coverages shall give the County at least thirty (30) days written notice in the event of cancellation of, or material change in, any of the coverages.  If the certificate(s) is shown to expire prior to completion of all the terms of this contract, the Contractor shall furnish a certificate(s) of insurance evidencing renewal of its coverage to the County.

 

Contractor shall require each and every Subcontractor performing work under this Contract to maintain the same coverages required of the Contractor in this section, and upon the request of the County, shall furnish the County with a certificate(s) of insurance evidencing the Subcontractor’s insurance coverages required in this section.

 

  1. Insurance Company

All insurance coverages herein required of the Contractor shall be written by an insurance company or companies transacting business as an admitted insurer in the State of Nebraska or under the Nebraska Surplus Lines Insurance Act.  All insurance companies must possess a minimum A.M. Best Insurance Company rating of A-.

 

Upon request of the County, Contractor shall furnish evidence that the insurance company or companies being used by the Contractor meet the minimum requirements listed in this subsection.

 

Upon request by the County, Contractor shall furnish the County with complete and accurate copies of the insurance policies required within this section.  If at anytime during the life of this Contract, Contractor’s insurance coverages and limits do not meet or exceed the minimum insurance requirements presented in this section, Contractor is required to notify the County of any deviations from the minimum requirements presented in this section.

Gravel to be taken from a stock pile shall consist of not less than 1,000 tons at all times, further this stock pile must be accessible to the County or Buyer herein, FOB at all times during this contract period.

Contractor shall indemnify and hold harmless County and all it representatives from any and all suits, actions, claims, demands, loss or liability resulting from the injury to, or death of any person or persons, or injury to the property of any person, occurring after execution of this agreement and related in any way to the work to be performed hereunder, or resulting from any condition or the conduct of the Contractor, Contractor’s agents, employees or other representatives, or resulting from any claims or amounts arising or recovered under the worker’s compensation laws. Contractor shall be responsible for all damages or injury to persons or property of any character during the erection or construction of any project resulting from any act, omission, negligence or misconduct, inclusive but not limited to the manner or method of execution said work, of or non erection of or defective work or at any time said responsibility absolutely shall continue until project shall have been completed and accepted by County.

The quantity of gravel furnished hereunder shall be paid for upon completion of the procedure as herein set forth at the following rates:

North ½ Cuming County        $ _____ per ton FOB

$ _____ per ton delivered to any county road in N ½

 

South ½ Cuming County        $ ______ per ton FOB

$ ______ per ton delivered to any county road in S ½

 

 

 

This agreement made and entered into this 26th day of February, 2014, by and between Cuming County, Nebraska hereinafter called Buyer, and Stalp Gravel, Inc., called Seller.

 

 

 

___________________________________     __________________________________

Seller – Gravel Company                                  Signature and Title

 

___________________________________

Chairman, Cuming County Supervisors

 

___________________________________

Cuming County Clerk

 

 

December 30, 2014 – Board of Equalization Minutes

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MINUTES

December 30, 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 11:35 a.m. on December 30, 2014, at West Point, Nebraska 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 published as a combined notice with the County Board of Supervisors’ November 25 & 26, 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 Meister and seconded by Mutzenberger to approve the minutes of the last meeting as read.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

  1. VEHICLE EXEMPTION

Fourteen exemption application were presented to the Board from Franciscan Care Services for approval.  A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Wiechman to approve the application and place on file.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Wiechman, Meister, Mutzenberger, Sill and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1.  ADJOURN AS A BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

At 11:45 a.m., a motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Ross to adjourn as a Board of Equalization and reconvene as a Board of Supervisors.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

The Board of Equalization agreed to 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

 

 

 

December 30, 2014 – Board of Supervisor’s Minutes

 

 

 

 

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MINUTES

December 30, 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 December 30, 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; two letters from Blue Cross regarding out-of-network costs, thank you from St. Francis Memorial Hospital Foundation, Economic Impact Assessment on West Point Dairy Expansion, December 17 safety committee minutes, letter from Nebraska Loess Hills regarding sponsorship, letter from Nebraska Emergency Management Agency closeout of FEMA Disaster 1924 and a letter from Department of Roads regarding survey for project NH-275-6(140).  All documents are available for public inspection at the County Clerk’s Office.

 

  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 yea in favor of said motion.

 

  1.   REPORTS

After reviewing revenue reports from the County Sheriff ($1,287.93), Clerk of Dist. Court ($786.18), Zoning Adm. ($250.00), Roads ($1,321.37) and County Clerk ($5,754.28), a motion was made by Sill and seconded by Meister to accept the reports and place on file. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Mutzenberger, Ott, Ross, Wiechman, Meister, Sill and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1.  RECEIPTS

A motion was made by Ross and seconded by Sill to approve $254,227.30 of miscellaneous Treasurer’s receipts and place on file.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Mutzenberger, Wiechman, Meister, Sill and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. MONTHLY ROAD REPORT

Chris Howser, Road Superintendent, was present to give a monthly action report to the Board.  No formal action was taken.

 

  1. REQUEST FOR ZONING CHANGE

At 10:15 a.m. Chairman Tichota opened a public hearing to consider a request from Rief Design and Manufacturing LLC to rezone a 3.87 acre tract in section 34 T23N R7E from an A-1 district to a I-1 district.  There was no one present to object to the request which was recommended for approval by the planning commission and zoning administrator.  After discussion, Supervisor Mutzenberger thanked the Planning Commission for being forward thinking and proactive and recommending that the area to be rezoned for Rief Design and Manufacturing be increased to 10 acres.  However, the request was for 3.87 acres and that is what was surveyed and presented for approval.  To change the acreage amount at this time, would cause an amendment to the procedure and possibly require additional costs and extend the time Rief Design and Manufacturing has already put into this application.  Therefore, a motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Ross to approve the zoning change request as originally presented – approving the Zoning change of 3.87 acres from A-1 Agriculture Intensive District to I-1 Industrial District.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Ott, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ross, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #290

At 10:30 a.m. Chairman Tichota opened a public hearing to consider a request from Galen & Nancy Petersen to separate an existing farmstead in Section 5 T23N R7E.  There was no one present to object to the permit which was recommended for approval by the planning commission and zoning administrator.  After discussion, a motion was made by Wiechman and seconded by Ross to approve conditional use permit #290.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Ott, Ross, Sill, Mutzenberger, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #291

At 10:45 a.m. Chairman Tichota opened a public hearing to consider a request from Darin Throener to separate an existing farmstead in Section 13 T21N 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, a motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Meister to approve conditional use permit #291.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Ott, Ross, Sill, Mutzenberger, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #292

At 11:00 a.m. Chairman Tichota opened a public hearing to consider a request from Larain Will to separate an existing farmstead in Section 29 T22N R7E.  There was no one present to object to the permit which was recommended for approval by the planning commission and zoning administrator.  Lynn Stofferahn, was present to represent Mrs. Will.  He informed the Board that the property owner wishes to resurvey the tract.  After discussion, a motion was made by Ross and seconded by Ott to table conditional use permit #292.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Ott, Ross, Sill, Mutzenberger, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. HEALTH INSURANCE

At prior meetings, the Board received quotes from Holmes-Murphy and Benefits Management for health insurance.  After comparing the two proposals, a motion was made by Wiechman and seconded by Ross to accept the proposal from Benefits Management.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ross & Wiechman yeas; nays Meister, Mutzenberger, Sill, Ott & Tichota; motion failed.  A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger to accept the proposal from Holmes-Murphy.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Sill, Mutzenberger, and Tichota, yeas; nays Wiechman, Ross and Meister; motion carried.

 

  1. OFFICIAL BONDS

The following township official bonds were presented for approval; Stanley Schultz, Brian Luebbert, John Browning, Gerald Nebuda, Donald Tomka, Don Brockmann, Roger Peters, Andrew Soll, Loren Wiese, Larry Nitzsche, David Macklin and Ryan Roeber.  A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Ott to accept the official bonds as presented and authorize the Chairman to sign.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Ott, Ross, Sill, Mutzenberger, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

At 11:35 a.m. 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 1:00 p.m. the Board reconvened as a Board of Supervisors.

 

  1. RESOLUTION 20141201

Ten members of the public were present to discuss increasing the county lodging tax by 2% for a total of 4%.  The tax is collected by county lodging facilities from their patrons.  The funds from the additional tax can be used to promote tourism and for tourism infrastructure and improvements to tourism infrastructure.  After discussion, Supervisor Sill, with a second by Supervisor Ross, moved the passage of Resolution 200141201 to set the county lodging tax at 4% and to revisit the additional 2% tax after a five year period.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Ross, Sill, Mutzenberger, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays Ott; resolution adopted.

 

  1. LAW ENFORCEMENT EQUIPMENT FUND PURCHASES

A motion was made by Ott and seconded by Mutzenberger, to repeal the motion for purchase of equipment and supplies from Law Enforcement Equipment Fund (LEEF) previously approved to the extent such purchases have not been completed, and to approve the purchase of the items listed below in the priority listed, all such purchases being subject to the availability of the budget and funds in the LEEF and subject to available funding from grant  funds available through the Nebraska Highway Safety Department, or other sources, if available, provided, however that the agency receiving any such asset, shall, by acceptance of such asset, shall accept full ownership of such asset; that such agency shall assume responsibility for the routine maintenance and repair of such asset; that such agency shall use such asset until the same is no longer of use; and, at that time, that such agency will dispose of such asset according to the procedure of such agency for surplus property, with the proceeds, if any, retained by such agency and devoted to law enforcement purposes.  The items approved and the priority of purchase is as follows: 1) Description: cell phone service – Funding: To be purchased from funds from the LEEF.  Grant funds may be sought, however, not required – Approximate Cost: $1700.00 – Contemplated distribution: Nebraska State Patrol; 2) Description: rifle/weapon accessories (scopes) – Funding: To be purchased from funds from the LEEF.  Grand funds may be sought, however, not required. – Approximate cost $1,500.00 ($500.00 each), -Contemplated distribution:  Nebraska State Patrol; 3) Description: digital recording device – Funding: To be purchased from funds from the LEEF.  Grant funds may be sought, however, not required – Approximate Cost: not to exceed $1,000.00 – Contemplated distribution: Wisner Police Department; 4) Description: CD’s/DVD’s – Funding: To be purchased from funds from the LEEF.  Grant funds may be sought, however, not required – Approximate Cost: $500.00 ($35.00 each) – Contemplated distribution: all agencies; 5) Description: two (2) tasers and cartridges for training – Funding: To be purchased from funds from the LEEF.  Grant funds may be sought, however, not required – Approximate Cost: not to exceed $3,500.00 – Contemplated distribution: West Point Police Department; 5) Description: mobile hot spots air cards – Funding: To be purchased from funds from the LEEF.  Grant funds may be sought, however, not required – Approximate Cost: not to exceed $3,000.00 ($50.00 x 5 laptops x 12 months) – Contemplated distribution: Cuming County Sheriff’s Office.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Wiechman, Ross, Mutzenburger, Ott, Sill and Tichota, ayes; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. RESOLUTION 20141202

Supervisor Ott, with a second by Supervisor Mutzenberger, moved the passage of Resolution 20141202, a resolution to authorize purchases from the Law Enforcement Equipment Fund.

Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Wiechman, Ross, Mutzenburger, Ott, Sill and Tichota, ayes; nays none; resolution adopted.

 

  1. BANK SECURITIES

F&M Bank requested the release of two bank securities used to secure county funds; CUSIP 912828HA1 and CUSIP 406036FU2.  A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Wiechman to approve the release of the securities.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Wiechman, Ross, Mutzenburger, Ott, Sill and Tichota, ayes; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. AMENDMENT TO THE CUMING COUNTY FLEXIBLE BENEFIT PLAN – RESOLUTION 20141203

Supervisor Mutzenberger, with a second by Supervisor Sill, moved the passage of Resolution 20141203, a resolution to amend the Cuming County Flexible Benefit Plan.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Wiechman, Ross, Mutzenburger, Ott, Sill and Tichota, ayes; nays none; resolution adopted.

 

  1. GOLDENROD HILLS DINKLAGE APPLICATION

A Dinklage Application was presented by Goldenrod Regional Housing Agency.  The $6,500, if granted, would be used for professional training.  A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Ott to forward the application to the Foundation.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

  1. DISPATCH PERSONNEL POLICY ADDITION

Supervisor Mutzenberger, member of the E911 Advisory Board, presented an addition to the dispatch personnel policy.  The policy clarifies the scheduling of employees for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Wiechman to approve putting the policy in place after the discussed changes were made.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

  1.  APPROVE CLAIMS

A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Meister to approve the following claims; General Payroll and reimbursements $109,810.41; Road Payroll $38,216.28; Register of Deed $99.00; Economic Development Payroll $8,327.68; E911 Payroll & reimbursements $19,490.01; Lincoln Financial 994.41 co share vision & dental, Ameritas Life Ins. 7556.80 co share retire, Blue Cross 22,244.48 co share health, F&M Bank 7784.81 co share soc sec, employee deductible reimbursement 8,608.89, Apothecary Shop 33.48 prisoner meds, Appeara 59.10 building supplies, Beed Transporting 65.00 towing, Black Hills Energy 1256.85 utilities, Cindy Bloedorn 60.32 mileage, Daniel Bracht 4570.41 reimb, Scott Buhrman 24.56 mileage, Cardmember Service 1246.44 travel expenses, Central Valley Ag 199.71 fuel, CenturyLink 783.32 serv, City of West Point 8348.60 solid waste, City of Wisner 1387.10 solid waste, Claritus 181.29 postage meter, Clerk of Dist. Court 175.00 court costs, Julie Crandall 208.32 travel expenses, Cuming Co. Court 356.00 court costs, Cuming Co. Sheriff 169.36 service fees, Dept. Correctional Services 316.26 inmate medical, Thomas Donner 9233.62 ct apt atny, Douglas Co. Court 4.00 copies, Eakes Office 95.27 repairs, Elite Computers 58.50 supplies, Embassy Suites 342.00 lodging, Engelhardt TV 673.38 repairs & equip, First Concord 30.00 adm fee, Floor Maintenance 512.49 supplies, Margarita Flores 33.36 mileage, Franciscan Care Services 540.00 blood tests, GIS Workshop 4800.00 licensing fee, GreatAmerica Financial 163.00 equip lease, Nebr. HHS 90.00 institutional care, Hilton Omaha 129.00 lodging, Interlight 24.92 supplies, Jack’s Uniforms 39.94 supplies, Terry Jahnke 70.32 mileage, Paul Knobbe 58.08 mileage, Russell Kreikemeier 2700.70 ct apnt atny, Cherie Kreikemeier 59.55 mileage, Chris Kreikemeier 33.36 mileage, Arlen Lierman 10.08 mileage, Lynn Peavey Co. 32.10 supplies, Madison Co. Sheriff 1700.00 prisoner bd, Mailfinance 417.00 postage, Marriott 297.00 lodging, Matthew Bender 288.06 law equip, Microfilm Imaging 59.00 microfilming, Stuart Mills 1237.50 ct apnt atny, MIPS 3024.10 computer support, Judy Mutzenberger 79.52 mileage, NACVSO 30.00 dues, NACO 1800.00 reg fees, Nebr. Auto Repair 834.04 repairs, Nebr. Loess Hills 350.00 dues, Nebr. Public Health Envir. Lab 210.00 blood tests, NSA 180.00 dues, O’Keefe Elevator Co. 171.53 repairs, Office Systems 122.77 equip maint, Leslie Ott 17.92 mileage, Peterson Body 303.92 repairs, PetroMart 1259.48 fuel, Quality Print 937.99 supplies, Kay Raabe 77.04 mileage, Sandy Rasmus 16.40 mileage, Redfield & Co. 266.75 supplies, Region IV 5001.00 3rd qrtr payment, Ivan Rodriquez 20.00 witness fees, John Ross 132.72 mileage, S&W Welding 30.00 repairs, Debra Schroeder 197.86 travel expenses, Steve Sill 197.20 expenses, Skywave Wireless 7.99 part, Sleuth Software 1741.96 maint, Smidt’s Garbage Serv. 45.00 serv, Daniel Smith 817.50 ct apnt atny, Stratton, Delay & Doele 2479.15 ct apnt atny, Successful Farmer 25.95 subs, Teeco 111.85 supplies, Telbeep Cellular 106.96 serv, Thurston Co. Sheriff 4900.00 inmate board, Clarence Tichota 33.60 mileage, Lyle Tienken 8.98 repairs, Tim’s Sinclair 12.25 fuel, Time Clock Deals 38.65 adm fee, US Postage Serv. 2000.00 postage, Verizon Wireless 362.11 serv, Village of Bancroft 169.76 solid waste, Village of Beemer 749.32 solid waste, Wagner Tire 36.55 repairs, West Point Light & Water 1915.45 utilities, West Point News 538.57 publ, Western Office 422.65 supplies, West Point News 20.00 publ., Glen Wiechman 78.40 mileage, Yosten True Value 394.79 supplies,General Fund $122,626.71; Lincoln Financial 273.69 co share vision & dental, Ameritas Life Ins. 2578.91 co share retire, Blue Cross 6256.26 co share health, F&M Bank 2782.69 co share soc sec, Clark’s Station Inc. 24.15 supplies, Auto Value 36.96 parts, Barco Municipal Products 830.63 bridge planks, Black Hills 936.27 utilities, Bomgaars 801.26 tools, etc, Cardmember Serv 418.54 lodging, Central Valley Ag 2042.83 fuel, CenturyLink 93.28 serv, City of Wisner 483.57 utilities, Constellation New Energy 420.96 utilities, Conway’s Corner 60.00 fuel, CCPPD 368.47 utilities, Farmers Pride 1940.69 fuel, Great Plains 158.48 serv, Independent Salt 1447.55 salt, JR Tools 151.00 tools, Kimball Midwest 587.73 supplies, Mainelli Wagner 1417.46 engineering, Mark Spenner 1364.04 freight, Medical Enterprixes 5.00 CDL testing, Midwest Service & Sales 2531.88 signs, Murphy Tractor & Equip 1359.28 parts, Nebr. Weed Control Assn 125.00 dues, NMC Exchange 2137.94 blades, Chris Kallhoff 410.00 parts & labor, Pender Implement 1931.81 parts, Quality Print 33.84 supplies, Ramada Inn 198.00 lodging, S&S Willers 905.38 gravel, S&W Welding 17.60 parts, Sapp Bros 9146.16 fuel, Schaeffer Mfg Co. 480.18 fuel, Skywave Wireless 43.95 serv, Smidt’s Garbage 50.00 serv, Stalp Gravel 3043.24 gravel, Stigge Machine 175.72 tools, supplies, etc, Tighton Fastener 276.71 supplies, Tim’s Sinclair 5777.71 fuel, Time Clock Deals 15.05 adm fee, Verizon Wireless 232.93 serv, Wagner Tire 887.87 fuel, West Point Light 483.45 utilities, Wisner Auto Parts 903.36 repairs, Wisner True Value 22.47 supplies, Yosten True Value 234.94 supplies, Total Road Fund $56,904.89; Bancroft-Rosalie School 10,000.00 Dinklage Grant, Cuming Co. Diversion 275.00 Dinklage Grant, GACC 17,000.00 Dinklage Grant, John A. Stahl Memorial Library 2,250.00 Dinklage Grant, Scribner Snyder Community Schools 1000.00 Dinklage Grant, West Point Public Schools 31,000.00 Dinklage Grant, Total Special Projects $61,525.00; West Point Chamber 682.26 grant, Total Lodging Tax Fund $682.26; MIPS 269.90 computer support, Total Reg of Deeds Fund $269.90; Lincoln Financial  60.82 co share vision & dental ins, Ameritas Life Ins. 562.11 co share retire, Blue Cross 1390.28 co share health, F&M Bank 634.78 co share soc sec, August Ash Inc. 11277.00 professional serv, Cardmember Serv 2977.09 equip, travel, etc, CenturyLink 42.55 serv, City of West Point 55.00 rental fee, Indian Trails 3000.00 Nielsen grant, MDG Catering 277.50 meals, Natl Rural Economic Developers 350.00 workshop expenses, Peterson Body 53.42 vehicle expenses, MIPS 75.00 serv, Nebraska Economic Dev. 100.00 dues, Quality Print 1735.89 printing, West Point News 323.30 advertising, Wisner News 131.40 advertising, Total Economic Development Fund $22,642.72; Estate of Hubert Groene 3994.77 reimb, Total Inheritance Tax Fund $3,994.77; Lincoln Financial 121.64 co share vision & dental, Ameritas Life Ins. 1315.57 co share retire, Blue Cross 2780.56 co share health, F&M Bank 1483.32 co share soc sec, AS Central Finance 448.00 teletype serv, Beemer Fire 1500.00 pagers, CenturyLink 1018.98 serv, Wade Eisenhauer 76.16 mileage, Elite Computers 176.00 equip, Great Plains Comm 68.62 serv, Chuck Muller 106.40 mileage, NESCA 75.00 reg fee, Brian Schultz 44.80 mileage, Time Clock Deals 12.90 adm fee, Total E911 $9,227.95.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

The Board agreed to adjourn and reconvene January 27 & 28, 2015 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

 

 

 

 

November 25 & 26, 2014 – Board of Supervisors’ minutes

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MINUTES

November 25, 2014

 

A meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Cuming, in the State of Nebraska was convened in open and public session at 9:00 a.m. on November 25, 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; county extension activity reports from October 16th to November 15th, notice of public hearing from Stanton County Planning Commission, letter from the Nebraska State Bar Association regarding dues to the NSBA, letter from Boucher Law Firm, letter from DOR regarding implementation of Buy America Policy for Utility Relocations, list of bank securities, letter from NIRMA regarding the NIRMA Recommitment Dividend, and Board of Adjustment minutes from July 7, October 20 and November 17, 2014.  All documents are available for public inspection at the County Clerk’s Office.

 

  1.   MINUTES

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

 

  1.   REPORTS

After reviewing revenue reports from the County Sheriff ($1,449.11), Clerk of Dist. Court ($763.79), Zoning Adm. ($500.00), Roads (no report) and County Clerk ($5,814.30), a motion was made by Wiechman and seconded by Meister to accept the reports and place on file. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Mutzenberger, Ott, Ross, Wiechman, Meister, Sill and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1.  RECEIPTS

A motion was made by Ross and seconded by Sill to approve $461,589.90 of miscellaneous Treasurer’s receipts and place on file.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Mutzenberger, Wiechman, Meister, Sill and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. HOWELLS-DODGE DINKLAGE APPLICATION

A representatives from Howells-Dodge Public School presented a Dinklage Application in the amount $2000.  The funds, if granted, would support scholarships for Cuming County students graduating in 2015.  A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Ott to forward the application to the Dinklage Foundation.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. MAXIMUS CONTRACT

A 60 month agreement was presented from Maximus for professional services for development of the central services cost allocation plan for an annual fee of $4,200.  A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Meister to authorize the Chairman to sign the agreement with Maximus.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

  1. REAL ESTATE PURCHASE

Keith Lutz was present to discuss a real estate purchase.  No formal action was taken.

 

  1. SUPERVISOR COMMITTEE FUNCTIONS

At the October meeting the Board agreed to develop a comprehensive list of County Board Committees to include the functions of the regional boards they currently are appointed to and to describe the commitment needed to serve on the respective committees.  The comprehensive list will be used to pass on to future Board members.  No formal action was taken.

 

  1. TRANE MAINTENANCE SERVICE

Trane presented a one year maintenance contract for $3,986.70 for the heating and cooling system in the courthouse building.   A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Meister to accept Trane’s proposal and take advantage of the 3% discount for full payment.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott and Tichota, yeas; nays Wiechman; motion carried.

 

  1. RECESS

A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Sill to recess as a Board of Supervisors and convene as a Board of Equalization.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

At 11:20 a.m. the Board reconvened as a Board of Supervisors.

 

  1. EMERGENCY RELIEF CLAIMS

The Board discussed state statute 68-133 with the County Attorney.  The statute is in regard to eligibility and assistance for general assistance to poor persons.  No formal action was taken.

 

  1. EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Craig Johnson, Holmes Murphy, was present to discuss employee health benefits.  No formal action was taken.

 

At 12:15 the Board agreed to recess and reconvene the following morning at 9:00 a.m.

 

 

November 26, 2014

 

The Board met pursuant to the previous day’s business with all members present.  The Chairman restated that a current copy of the “Nebraska 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.

 

  1. EMPLOYEE HEALTH BENEFITS

Benefits Management was present to discuss employee health benefits.  No formal action was taken.

 

  1.  CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #289

At 9:45 a.m. Chairman Tichota opened a public hearing to consider a request from Irvin & Carol Lierman to replace a dwelling in  Section 17 T22N R6E.  There was no one present to object to the permit which was recommended for approval by the planning commission and zoning administrator.  After discussion, a motion was made by Ott and seconded by Tichota to approve conditional use permit #289.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ott, Ross, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #288

At 10:00 a.m. Chairman Tichota opened a public hearing to consider a request from Rich and Timothy Baumert to separate 4.58 acres of an existing farmstead in Section 14 T21N R4E.  There was no one present to object to the permit which was recommended for approval by the planning commission and zoning administrator.  After discussion, a motion was made by Ross and seconded by Ott to approve conditional use permit #288.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Ott, Ross, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays Sill and Mutzenberger; motion carried.

 

  1. APPOINT CHRIS BEUTLER TO PLANNING COMMISSION

Due to Elwood Moore’s resignation to the Planning Commission, a motion was made by Ross and seconded by Meister to appoint Chris Beutler to the Cuming County Planning Commission to fill the unexpired term of Elwood Moore.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ott, Ross, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. LODGING TAX

Discussion was held regarding adoption of a resolution to establish an additional 2% lodging tax for a County Visitors’ Improvement Fund.  The County currently has a County Visitors’ Promotion Fund, funded by a 2% lodging tax.  A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Sill to schedule a public hearing to discuss adopting a resolution to increase the lodging tax to 4%.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ott, Ross, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. DINKLAGE FOUNDATION APPLICATION

A Dinklage Foundation Application was presented to the Board for $5,000.  The funds, if granted, would be used to gauge the feasibility of a County YMCA/daycare in West Point.  After discussion, a motion was made by Ross and seconded by Ott to forward the application to the Dinklage Foundation.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ott, Ross, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1.  APPROVE CLAIMS

A motion was made by Ott and seconded by Ross to approve the following claims; General Payroll and reimbursements $101,388.77; Road Payroll $35,242.31; Economic Development Payroll $7,725.43; E911 Payroll & reimbursements $14,656.73; Lincoln Financial 1003.53 co share vision & dental, Ameritas Life Ins. 7031.01 co share retire, Blue Cross 22,939.62 co share health, F&M Bank 7138.33 co share soc sec, 3982.93 election worker fees, 2000.00 employee deductible reimb, Advanced Correctional Healthcare 52.24 prisoner care, Appeara 59.10 supplies, Ass’n of State Floodplain Managers 130.00 dues, Black Hills Energy 627.40 utilities, Daniel Bracht 4609.31 reimb, Cardmember Serv 338.70 lodging & supplies, Carney Law 322.50 mental health bd expenses, Central Valley Ag 263.81 fuel, CenturyLink 3205.35 serv, City of West Point 10720.32 solid waste, City of West Point 275.00 rental fee, City of Wisner 2288.52 solid waste, Clerk of District Court 70.00 court costs, Continental Research 385.32 supplies, Cuming Co. Court 198.00 court costs, Cuming Co. Sheriff 185.71 court costs, Dept Correctional Services 512.76 inmate bd, Electrical Engineering & Equip 350.00 repairs, Elite Computers 302.35 repairs, Engelhardt TV 135.70 equip, First Concord 30.00 adm fee, Franciscan Care Services 405.00 blood tests, Graybeals 19.96 supplies, GreatAmerica Financial 163.00 equip lease, Hampton Inn 165.90 lodging, Nebr. HHS 93.00 institutional care, Health Information Management 73.84 court costs, Healthport 20.00 court costs, Stanley Herrick 6.94 repairs, Johnson & Mock 817.50 ct apnt atny, JP Electric 416.80 supplies, Kindschuh Bros 644.31 tires, Russell Kreikemeier 3148.40 ct apnt atny, Arlen Lierman 10.08 mileage, Madison Co. Sheriff 4800.00 inmate bd, Microfilm Imaging 59.00 microfilming, Midwest Medical Transport 2158.00 commercial transportation, Stuart Mills 787.50 ct apnt atny, MIPS 4051.21 computer support, NACO 960.00 reg fee, Nebr. Public Health Envir Lab 105.00 blood tests, Office Systems 315.27 equip maint, Leslie Ott 43.68 mileage, PetroMart 1713.53 fuel, Platte Co. Detention 100.00 inmate bd, Postmaster 220.00 postage, Quality Printing 1418.06 supplies, John Ross 47.04 mileage, Debra Schroeder 352.54 travel & training, Steven Sill 70.56 mileage, Seward Co. Jail 1320.00 inmate bd, Smidt’s Garbage 45.00 serv, Stan Ortmeier & Co. 144.59 supplies, Teeco 111.85 supplies, Thomas & Thomas Ct Reporters 648.00 court reporting, Thomson Reuters 271.50 subs, Thurston Co. Sheriff 6100.00 inmate bd, Time Clock deals 38.65 adm fee, Clarence Tichota 43.68 mileage, Tim’s Sinclair 75.12 fuel, Trane 4328.70 bldg repairs, US Postage Service 2000.00 postage, Verizon Wireless 220.03 serv, Village of Bancroft 135.44 solid waste, Village of Beemer 1072.24 solid waste, Glen Vollmer 17.92 mileage, West Point Home Center 43.71 bldg supplies, West Point Light & Water 1970.82 utilities, West Point News 2801.95 publ, Glen Wiechman 14.56 mileage, Wisner News 1691.70 publ, Yosten True Value 166.65 supplies, General Fund $115,605.74; Lincoln Financial 273.69 co share vision & dental, Ameritas Life Ins. 2378.85 co share retire, Blue Cross 6256.26 co share health, F&M Bank 2555.16 co share soc sec, Alley Cat Trucking 27.00 garbage serv, Auto Value 366.17 parts & supplies, B’s Enterprises 8083.36 lumber, culvert material, Black Hills Energy 294.39 utilities, Board Examiners for Hwy Supt. 10.00 fee, Bodwell Const. 537.75 rock, Bomgaars 804.48 supplies and tools, Cardmember Serv 30.10 adm fee, Central Valley Ag 2200.19 fuel, CenturyLink 176.33 serv, City of Wisner 271.14 utilities, Conway’s Corner 86.02 fuel, Constellation New Energy 40.06 utilities, Crop Projection Serv 487.50 chemicals, CCPPD 311.84 utilities, Engelhardt TV 189.97 cell phone, Farmers Pride 3168.75 fuel, Elkhorn Filter Care 29.50 labor, Great Plains 158.48 serv, Independent Salt Co. 2173.60 salt, JR Tools 25.35 tools, Kimball Midwest 763.56 supplies, Kindschuh Bros 1178.55 fuel, Mainelli Wagner 2371.08 engineering, Mark Spenner 681.10 freight, Murphy Tractor 556.86 parts, Midwest Service & Sales 200.00 supplies, NACO 240.00 reg fee, NMC 756.72 labor, Quality Print 50.70 supplies, PetroMart 80.75 fuel, Phil Reinke 100.00 reg fee, Sapp Bros 5924.95 fuel & tires, Skywave Wireless 43.95 serv, Smidt’s Garbage 50.00 serv, Stalp Gravel 27075.07 rock & gravel, Stigge Machine 76.86 parts & tools, Tim’s Sinclair 5196.23 fuel, Time Clock Deals 15.05 adm fee, Verizon Wireless 230.12 serv, Welding Const. 18985.00 contract work, West Point Implement 610.29 parts, West Point Light & Water 413.00 utilities, Wisner Auto Parts 14.11 parts, Wisner West 82.00 fuel, Yosten True Value 24.99 tools,  Total Road Fund $96,656.88; CCED 6422.18 grant, Goldenrod Regional Housing 651.04 grant, NE Comm. College, Maufacturing Boot Camp 1950.00 grant, Total Special Projects $9023,22; Cardmember Service 691.99 workshop, Wayne Herald 595.00 advertising, Total Lodging Tax Fund $1286.99; MIPS 269.90 computer support, Microfilm Imaging 31.00 scanning, Total Reg of Deeds Fund $300.90; Theresa Klitz 150.00 meals, Total Federal Grant Fund $150.00; Cardmember Serv 1500.00 cell phone service, Total STOP Fund $1,500.00; Lincoln Financial  60.82 co share vision & dental ins, Ameritas Life Ins. 521.46 co share retire, Blue Cross 1390.28 co share health, F&M Bank 588.71 co share soc sec, Eugene Lyon 77.44 meals, Cardmember Serv 488.03 equip, travel, etc, CenturyLink 81.42 serv, City of West Point 745.00 rental fee, MDG Catering 297.50 meals, Natl Rural Economic Developers 350.00 workshop expenses, Peterson Body 53.42 vehicle expenses, PetroMart 115.14 fuel, Pizza Ranch 51.35 meals, Quality Printing 165.58 printing, Skywave Wireless 2.00 website expenses, Sleepless from Seattle 326.35 business recruitment, Two Blooms & A Bud 48.15 advertising, West Point News 124.85 advertising, Wisner News 153.30 advertising, Total Economic Development Fund $5640.80; RDg Planning & Design 3264.25 consulting fee, Total Inheritance Tax Fund $3,264.25; Lincoln Financial 121.64 co share vision & dental, Ameritas Life Ins. 987.64 co share retire, Blue Cross 2780.56 co share health, F&M Bank 1113.60 co share soc sec, employee deductible reimb 1513.00, AS Central Finance 448.00 teletype serv, Cardmember Service 25.80 adm fee, CenturyLink 5315.61 serv, Consolidated Management 18.00 meals, Elite Computers 88.00 equip, Great Plains Comm 186.62 serv, Nebr Law Enforcement Training 330.00 lodging & reg fee, NESCA 75.00 reg fee, Time Clock Deals 12.90 adm fee, West Point News 42.50 subs, Total E911 $11,545.87.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

The Board agreed to adjourn and reconvene December 30, 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

 

 

 

 

October 28 & 29, 2014 – Board of Supervisors Minutes

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MINUTES

October 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 October 28, 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; Emergency Relief Questionnaire, copy of NACO audit report, county extension activity reports from August 16th to October 15th, letter from the Dept. of Revenue regarding a refund of airline taxes, list of current bank securities and a thank you letter from the Community Theatre.  All documents are available for public inspection at the County Clerk’s Office.

 

  1.   MINUTES

A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Wiechman to approve the minutes of the last meeting as read with a correction to the motion made to approve the claims.  The minutes listed Ott being absent which is incorrect.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

  1.   REPORTS

After reviewing revenue reports from the County Sheriff ($1153.17), Clerk of Dist. Court ($626.69), Zoning Adm. ($450.00), Roads ($16.00) and County Clerk ($5,846.38), a motion was made by Meister and seconded by Sill to accept the reports and place on file. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Mutzenberger, Ott, Ross, Wiechman, Meister, Sill and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1.  RECEIPTS

A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Ott to approve $456,579.50 of miscellaneous Treasurer’s receipts and place on file.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Mutzenberger, Wiechman, Meister, Sill and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. APPOINT MEMBERS TO THE EXTENSION BOARD

The Extension Board nominating committee recommended that the County Board appoint Wahneeta Norton to fill the expired term of Sandy Rasmus in district five and reappointed Cindy Bloedorn to an additional three term in district six.  A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Meister to accept the nominating committee’s recommendation.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Mutzenberger, Wiechman, Meister, Sill and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried

 

  1. COUNTY SCHOOLS DINKLAGE APPLICATION

Representatives from West Point Public School, GACC and Bancroft-Rosalie Public School presented a Dinklage Application in the amount $100,000.  The funds, if granted, would support scholarships for Cuming County students graduating in 2015.  A motion was made by Ross and seconded by Ott to forward the application to the Dinklage Foundation.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. ANNUAL ROAD REPORT

The Road Superintendent presented the annual road report for approval.  After review, a motion was made by Meister and seconded by Sill to accept the report and authorize the Chairman to sign it.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. RESOLUTION 20141001 – FLEXIBLE BENEFITS PLAN

Supervisor Mutzenberger with a second by Supervisor Wiechman, moved to adopt resolution 20141001; a resolution to amend the Cuming County Flexible Benefits Plan.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.  (A complete copy of the resolution may be found in Resolution Record #1 Page 103.)

 

  1. BANK SECURITIES

An irrevocable letter of credit was presented to the Board as a security for county funds invested in First Community Bank, Beemer, NE.  A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Wiechman to approve the security as presented.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Mutzenberger, Wiechman, Meister, Sill and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. DISTRESS WARRANTS

A list of distress warrants totaling $21,543.94 was presented to the Board for collection by the County Sheriff.  A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Tichota to approve the list to turn over to the Sheriff for collection.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Mutzenberger, Wiechman, Meister, Sill and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

10.  RECESS

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 11:20 a.m. the Board reconvened as a Board of Supervisors.

11.  ROAD MAINTENANCE

Sandy Sassaman was present to discuss road maintenance on “R” Road running past her home.  She reported that the truck traffic, after hitting the washboards in the road, shake her home’s foundation and causes a dust problem.  After discussion, the Road Superintendent agreed to have his operator maintain the road three times per week and to look into using washed rock instead of white rock to control the dust.  He also agreed to work with the County Engineer to erect signage to slow down the traffic past her home.  No formal action was taken.

 

12.  CLOSED SESSION

At 11:35 a.m. a motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Sill to enter into closed session to discuss the potential to purchase real estate.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.   County Attorney Bracht and Clerk Vogltance were present during the closed session.  At 11:58 a.m. a motion was made by Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger to come out of closed session.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.  No formal action was taken.

13.  ZONING REGULATIONS

 

The Board met with RDg, consultant hired to rewrite the county zoning regulations.  The consultant described the process for rewriting the regulations and the responsibilities of the Administrative Work Group and the County Board.  Public hearings will be conducted at a later date to receive input from the public.  No formal action was taken.

 

14.  CLOSED SESSION

At 2:58 p.m. a motion was made by Meister and seconded by Ott to enter into closed session to discuss potential litigation issues.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.   County Attorney Bracht and Clerk Vogltance were present during the closed session.  At 3:04 p.m. a motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Sill to come out of closed session.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.  No formal action was taken.

 

15.  MONITOR FOR SECURITY CAMERAS

A motion was made by Meister and seconded by Mutzenberger to authorize the purchase of a new 32”-47” monitor for dispatch and to move the existing east monitor to the south wall if possible.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

At 3:15 the Board agreed to recess and reconvene the following morning at 9:00 a.m.

 

 

October 29, 2014

 

The Board met pursuant to the previous day’s business with all members present.  The Chairman restated that a current copy of the “Nebraska 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.

 

16.  SERVICE AGREEMENT WITH RDg

The Board received a proposal for consulting services to rewrite the current zoning code.  The cost for the service is $27,000.00.  A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Wiechman to authorize the Chairman to sign the agreement.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ott, Ross, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

17.  SUPERVISOR COMMITTEES

Discussion was held regarding Supervisor Committees.  No formal action was taken.

 

18.  COST ALLOCATION PLAN

The cost allocation plan prepared by Maximus was presented for acceptance.  A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Sill to authorize the Chairman to sign the certification of cost allocation plan.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

19.  RESOLUTION 20141002 – NIRMA

Supervisor Mutzenberger with a second by Supervisor Meister, moved the passage of Resolution 20141002, a resolution to recommit to NIRMA and NIRMA II for a three year period.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ott, Ross, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; resolution adopted.  (A complete copy of the resolution may be found in Resolution Record #1 Page 104.)

20.   CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #281

At 10:00 a.m. Chairman Tichota opened a public hearing to consider a request from James & Tessica Diekemper to separate an existing farmstead in Section 19 T22N R6E.  There was no one present to object to the permit which was recommended for approval by the planning commission and zoning administrator.  After discussion, a motion was made by Meister and seconded by Ott to approve conditional use permit #281.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ott, Ross, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

21.  EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Craig Johnson, Holmes-Murphy, was present to give a presentation on employee health benefits.  The Board took no formal action, but asked Mr. Johnson to come back next month to give more information.

 

22.  CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #284

At 10:45 a.m. Chairman Tichota opened a public hearing to consider a request from Emory & Lola Bridgeford to replace a dwelling in Section 12 T21N R7E.  There was no one present to object to the permit which was recommended for approval by the planning commission and zoning administrator.  After discussion, a motion was made by Sill and seconded by Wiechman to approve conditional use permit #284.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ott, Ross, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

23.  CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #264

Chairman Tichota opened a public hearing at 11:00 a.m. to consider a request from Kurt Maack to separate a tract in Section 15 T21N R6E. There was no one present to object to the permit which was recommended for approval by the planning commission and zoning administrator. After review, a motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Ross to approve conditional use permit #264. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Sill, Wiechman, Mutzenberger, Meister and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

24.  EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Benefit Management was present to give a quote for an employee benefit package.  No formal action was taken.

 

25.  ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY PERMIT

Tom Feller requested permission to lay a gas pipe line in County right-of-way in section 12 Township 23N R4E. Representatives from the City of Wisner and Advanced Consulting, and Tom Feller were present.  A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Ott to approve the request.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Sill, Wiechman, Mutzenberger, Meister and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

26.  NEW EQUIPMENT PURCHASE

The Road Department was present with a representative from Titan Machinery to discuss using the Minnesota State bid to purchase a pay loader.  The Board received a legal opinion in December that using a Minnesota State bid complies with Nebraska County Purchasing Act.  The Board discussed the necessity of making the purchase and directed the Road Superintendent to gather information on the availability of leasing a machine during winter months and the cost associated with leasing.  No formal action was taken.

 

27.   APPROVE CLAIMS

A motion was made by Wiechman and seconded by Sill to approve the following claims; General Payroll and reimbursements $109,448.46; Road Payroll $41,196.14; Economic Development Payroll $8,509.18; E911 Payroll & reimbursements $18,350.89; Lincoln Financial 1003.53 co. share vision & dental, Ameritas Life Ins. 7576.42 co share retire, Blue Cross 22,939.62 co share health, F&M Bank 7754.87 co share soc sec, Mark Albin 603.50 mental health bd expenses, Alco 34.13, American Diabetes Assn 28.00 subs, Appeara 57.81 supplies, Associated Psychologists 121.78 mental health bd expenses, Auto Value 30.98 repairs, Baird Holm 702.00 professional serv, Black Hills 450.58 utilities, Bradley Boyum 7.33 meals, Grant Brockemeier 31.36 mileage, Daniel Bracht 4571.99 reimb, Kevin Brester 71.68 mileage, Cardmember Serv. 341.43 postage & supplies, Central Valley Ag 143.54 fuel, Centurylink 1191.60 serv, City of West Point 11870.40 solid waste, City of Wisner 2269.02 solid waste, Clerk of Dist. Ct 177.00 court costs, Comfort Inn 806.55 lodging, Julie Crandall 135.00 reg fee, Cuming Co. Court 440.00 court costs, Cuming Co. Historical Society 200.00 cemetery care, Cuming Co. Sheriff 141.94 court costs, Dell Marketing 239.98 supplies, Diabetes Self-Management 24.00 subs, Douglas Co. Court 3.25 copies, Duane Drieling 39.20 mileage, Eakes Office 100.97 supplies, ES&S 11381.94 election supplies, Electionsource 54.81 supplies, Electrical Engineering 1295.73 repairs, Elite Computers 408.00 equip, Engelhardt TV 3689.37 equip & repairs, First Concord 18.68 adm fee, Floor Maintenance 538.42 supplies, Flower & Gift Gallery 7.50 supplies, Franciscan Care Serv. 692.00 employment test & blood tests, GreatAmerica Financial Serv. 163.00 equip lease, Tom Hagedorn 17.92 mileage, Nebr. HHS 90.00 institutional care, James Hladky 200.00 labor, Larry Howard 85.12 mileage, Tim Hunke 47.04 mileage, III Corps Clerk 23,000.00 drug program, Interlight 24.92 supplies, Jack’s Uniforms 2504.97 equip, Rick Jacobs 53.76 mileage, JP Electric 148.57 repairs, Russell Kreikemeier 1951.60 ct apnt atny, IAAO 175.00 dues, Kindschuh Bros. 86.34 fuel & tire repair, Lucky’s Bar 17.90 supplies, Mary Jo Lueckenhoff 200.48 mileage, Madison Co. Court 1.75 copies, Madison Co. Sheriff’s Dept. 4950.00 prisoner bd, DMG-Maximus 2100.00 professional serv, Microfilm Imaging 59.00 microfilming, Stuart Mills 773.05 ct apnt atny, MIPS 2605.99 computer support, NACO 120.00 reg fee, Natl Sheriff Assn 54.00 reg fee, NE DOL Boiler Inspection 36.00 inspection, Nebr. Children & Families 25.00 reg fee, Nebr. Public Health Envir Lab 105.00 blood tests, Oxide Design 481.25 website expenses, O’Keefe Elevator Co. 171.53 repairs, Office Systems 122.77 equip maint, Paul Peters 35.84 mileage, Peterson Body 62.72 tire repair, PetroMart 2272.91 fuel, Police Officers Assn 117.00 dues, Quality Printing 1538.13 supplies, Region IV 4973.75 2nd qtr payment, Jesse Schold 16.80 mileage, Debra Schroeder 219.15 mileage & supplies, Lonnie Schultz 9.11 meals, Seward Co. Jail 1320.00 prisoner bd, Skit LLC 286.75 grounds supplies, Smidt’s Garbage 45.00 serv, Alvin Sorensen 16.80 mileage, Brian Sorensen 98.00 mileage, State of Nebr. Office Elevator Safe 140.00 inspection fee, State Treasury Management Div. 1752.69 refund, William Stokely 1800.00 county burial, Teeco 105.35 supplies, Telebeep Cellular 106.96 serv, Thurston Co. Sheriff 5100.00 inmate bd, Time Clock Deals 38.65 adm fee, Tim’s Sinclair 40.57 fuel, UNL Marketplace 46.12 supplies, Daryle Urwiler 19.60 mileage, US Postage 5000.00 postage, Verizon Wireless 200.00 court costs, Verizon Wireless 317.07 serv, Village of Bancroft 367.62 solid waste, Village of Beemer 993.46 solid waste, Glen Vollmer 17.92 mileage, Randy Wattermann 20.16 mileage, West Point Light 2149.77 utilities, West Point News 539.82 publ, West Point Volunteer Fire Dept. 20.00 donation, Western Office Tech 107.40 supplies, Wisner News 196.40 publ, Woods & Aitken 910.00 professional serv, Yosten True Value 5.49 supplies,Total General Fund $153,574.88; Lincoln Financial 273.69 co share vision & dental, Ameritas Life Ins. 2780.73 co share retire, Blue Cross 6256.26 co share health, F&M Bank 3010.64 co share soc sec, Auto Value 134.68 supplies, B’s Enterprises 772.00 asphalt & signs, Black Hills Energy 76.62 utilities, Bodwell Construction 1987.22 gravel, Bomgaars 307.75 tools, C&J Auto Service 1556.50 tires, Central Valley Ag 2034.42 fuel, CenturyLink 91.82 serv, City of Wisner 105.90 utilities, Conway’s Corner 197.26 fuel, Constellation New Energy 37.76 utilities, CCPPD 292.01 utilities, Diamond Vogel Paint 711.77 paint, Engelhardt TV 45.00 licensing fee, Great Plains 158.36 serv, Independent Salt 2884.70 salt, Jr Tools 216.45 tools, Kimball Midwest 278.42 supplies, Kindschuh Bros. 1848.20 fuel, Lymann Richey 1209.32 concrete, Mark Spenner 4126.88 freight, Mainelli Wagner 3410.19 engineering fees, Midwest Service & Sales 2773.00 signs & sign posts, Murphy Tractor 259.16 repairs, NE Weed Control Assn 120.00 reg fee, NMC 867.98 parts & oil, Peterson Body 205.00 parts & labor, PetroMart 56.87 fuel, S&S Willers 4793.24 gravel, Rueter’s Red Power 42.74 parts, S&W Welding 286.10 bridge repair, Sapp Bros 6939.92 fuel & oil, Seals & Service 186.42 parts, Marvin Siebrandt 9964.41 gravel, Skywave Wireless 43.95 serv, Smidt’s Garbage 50.00 serv, Stalp Gravel 67964.61 gravel & rock, Stigge Machine 147.80 repairs, Tim’s Sinclair 2405.79 fuel, Time Clock Deals 15.05 adm fee, Titan Machinery 356.05 parts, Verizon Wireless 268.11 serv, Wahoo Concrete 75898.20 box culverts, Welding Construction 79852.80 contract work, West Point Implement 797.86 parts, West Point Light & Water 319.63 utilities, Wisner Auto Parts 45.25 tools & parts, Wisner True Value 48.47 tools, Yosten True Value 21.59 supplies, Total Road Fund $289,534.55;

 

Bancroft-Rosalie Schools 25,000.00 Dinklage Grant, Franciscan Care Services 50,000.00 Dinklage Grant, City of West Point 50,000.00 Dinklage Grant, Total Special Projects $125,000.00;  Cardmember Service 1046.58 workshop, Cuming Co. Economic Development 1200.00 contract labor, Neta Treasurer 200.00 dues, Oxide Design 87.50 website expenses, Thunder by the River 1500.00 grant, Wayne Herald 595.00 advertising, Total Lodging Tax Fund $4,629.08; MIPS 269.90 computer support, Oxide Design 87.50 website expenses, Total Reg of Deeds Fund $357.40; Lincoln Financial  60.82 co share vision & dental ins, Ameritas Life 574.37 co share retire, Blue Cross 1390.28 co share health, F&M Bank 648.67 co share soc sec, Cardmember Serv 494.66 workshop expenses, etc, CenturyLink 44.18 serv, Northeast Eyecare 1000.00 Nielsen Grant, Oxide Design 218.75 website expenses, PetroMart 54.44 fuel, Quality Printing 348.97 advertising, The Lodge 30.00 rent, West Point Chamber of Commerce 50.00 workshop expenses, Total Economic Development Fund $4,915.14; Champlin Tire Recycling 37,712.99 tire disposal, NRD 1000.00 advertising, Total Inheritance Tax Fund $38,712.99; Quality Printing 75.56 supplies, Total STOP Fund $75.56; Lincoln Financial 121.64 co share vision & dental, Ameritas Life 1238.69 co share retire, Blue Cross 2780.56 co share health, F&M Bank 1396.21 co share soc sec, employee deductible reimb 1513.00, AS Central Finance 448.00 teletype serv, Cardmember Service 272.22 service fee, CenturyLink 8171.41 serv, Consolidated Management 120.50 meals, Great Plains Comm 68.62 serv, Nebr Emg Serv Comm Asn 85.00 reg fee, Quality Printing 15.76 supplies, Time Clock Deals 12.90 adm fee, Total E911 $16,244.51.  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 November 25 & 26, 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

 

 

 

 

October 28, 2014 – Board of Equalization Minutes

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MINUTES

October 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 October 28, 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 published as a combined notice with the County Board of Supervisors October 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 Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger to approve the minutes of the last meeting as read.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

  1.  UNDERVALUED, OVERVALUED OR OMITTED TAX LIST

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

 

  1. TAX CORRECTIONS

The following tax corrections were presented for approval; parcel #10970 – clerical error – deducted $83.62 from the tax rolls; ID# 2935 – sold business, accelerated 2014 personal property taxes as 2013 – added $15.98 to the tax rolls.  A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Ott to accept the corrections as presented.

Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Wiechman, Meister, Mutzenberger, Sill and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1.  ADJOURN AS A BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

At 11:20 a.m., a motion was made by Sill and seconded by Ott to adjourn as a Board of Equalization and reconvene as a Board of Supervisors.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

The Board of Equalization agreed to 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

 

 

 

September 23, 2014 – Board of Equalization Minutes

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MINUTES

September 23, 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 September 23, 2014, at West Point, Nebraska with all Meister, Mutzenberger, Ross, Wiechman, Ott and Tichota present; Sill 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 September 23 & 24, 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 Ott and seconded by Wiechman to approve the minutes of the last meeting as read.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

  1. LEVIES

A motion was made by Ott and seconded by Ross to approve the levies for the Cuming County Governmental Entities as follows:

 

SCHOOLS RATE
West Point
General Fund 0.859480
K-12 Bond 0.062182
Wisner
General Fund 0.809249
Qualified Capital Purpose 0.028211
K-8 Bond 0.009560
9-12 Bond 0.018153
Special Bldg 0.034179
Bancroft/Rosalie
General Fund 0.717549
9-12 Bond 0.012438
K-8 Bond 0.001523
Qualified Capital Purpose 0.002792
Townships
Bancroft Township 0.092293
Beemer Township 0.092795
Bismark Township 0.157094
Blaine Township 0.090347
Cleveland Township 0.052799
Cuming Township 0.104997
Elkhorn Township 0.163728
Garfield Township 0.113040
Grant Township 0.079345
Lincoln Township 0.091232
Logan Township 0.118791
Monterey Township 0.097017
Neligh Township 0.130781
Sherman Township 0.169999
St. Charles Township 0.152143
Wisner Township 0.124090
FIRE DISTRICTS
Bancroft Rural Fire 0.010109
West Point Fire 0.027406
Beemer Fire 0.021241
Wisner Fire 0.010894
Cuming County Ag 0.006360
Cuming County 0.121919
CITIES AND VILLAGES
West Point City 0.450000
VP Bond 2011 0.041201
TOTAL LEVY 0.491201
Wisner City 0.478347
Bancroft Village 0.455815
Beemer Village 0.279835

Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Wiechman, Meister, Mutzenberger and Tichota, yeas; nays none; Sill absent; motion carried.

 

  1.  UNDERVALUED, OVERVALUED OR OMITTED TAX LIST

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

 

  1.  ADJOURN AS A BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

At 11:30 a.m., a motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Meister to adjourn as a Board of Equalization and reconvene as a Board of Supervisors.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

The Board of Equalization agreed to 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

 

 

 

September 23 & 24, 2014 – Board of Supervisor’s Minutes

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MINUTES

October 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 September 23, 2014, at West Point, Nebraska with Meister, Mutzenberger, Ross, Wiechman, Ott and Tichota present; Sill 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; letter from Chuck Schroeder regarding the rural futures institute, letter from Debra Schroeder regarding extension board appointments and a letter from Larry Dix regarding appointment to the NACO Board. All documents are available for public inspection at the County Clerk’s Office.

 

  1.   MINUTES

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

 

  1.   REPORTS

After reviewing revenue reports from the County Sheriff ($1182.89), Clerk of Dist. Court ($659.87), Zoning Adm. ($250.00), Roads ($308.29) and County Clerk ($4839.50), a motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Wiechman to accept the reports and place on file. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Mutzenberger, Ott, Ross, Wiechman, Meister and Tichota, yeas; nays none; Sill absent; motion carried.

 

  1.  RECEIPTS

A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Wiechman to approve $230,437.62 of miscellaneous Treasurer’s receipts and place on file.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Mutzenberger, Wiechman, Meister and Tichota, yeas; nays none; Sill absent; motion carried.

 

  1. FORGIVENESS OF BACK TAXES

Discussion was held with the County Attorney about forgiving back taxes.  No formal action was taken.

 

  1. PUBLIC HEARING TO APPOINT MEMBERS TO HOSPITAL AUTHORITY NO. 1

Supervisor Mutzenberger, with a second by Supervisor Ross, moved the passage of Resolution #20140901; a Resolution to appoint Jim Perry and Barb Albers to the Hospital Authority Board No. 1. Board for a six year term beginning  September 29, 2014.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Mutzenberger, Wiechman, Meister and Tichota, yeas; nays none; Sill absent; motion carried.

 

  1. EMPLOYEE HEALTH BENEFITS

Benefits Management was present to discuss options for employee health benefits.  No formal action was taken.

 

  1. RECESS AS A BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

A motion was made by Ott and seconded by Wiechman to recess as a Board of Supervisors and convene as a Board of Equalization.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

  1. BANK SECURITIES

Two bank securities were presented to the board for approval from F&M Bank; security CUSIP 912828HA1 for $3,000,000 and the release of security CUSIP 313370JS8 for $2,000,000.  A motion was made by Meister and seconded by Mutzenberger to approve the securities as presented.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Mutzenberger, Wiechman, Meister and Tichota, yeas; nays none; Sill absent; motion carried.

 

The Board agreed to recess at 11:40 a.m. and reconvene the following morning at 9:00 a.m.

September 24, 2014

 

The Board met pursuant to the previous day’s business with all members present.  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.

 

  1. EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK

Due to changes in the fair labor laws, a motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Sill to change the language on page 22 of the handbook, Paid Time Off Section, #8, to allow payment of PTO hours accumulated by employees whose employment terminates for non voluntary reasons.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ott, Ross, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. PENDER PUBLIC SCHOOLS DINKLAGE APPLICATION

Pender Public Schools presented a Dinklage Application for $1000.  The funds would support one scholarship for a Cuming County student.  A motion was made by Meister and seconded by Wiechman to forward the Pender Public School Application to the Dinklage Foundation.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1.  CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #276

At 10:00 a.m. Chairman Tichota opened a public hearing to consider a request from James and Carole Neuvirth to separate an existing farmstead in Section 10 T21N R7E.  There was no one present to object to the permit which was recommended for approval by the planning commission and zoning administrator.  After discussion, a motion was made by Wiechman and seconded by Ott to approve conditional use permit #276.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ott, Ross, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #275

At 10:15 a.m. Chairman Tichota opened a public hearing to consider a request from Dale Doerneman to establish a home occupation business in Section 36 T22N R4E.  There was no one present to object to the permit which was recommended for approval by the planning commission and zoning administrator.  After discussion, a motion was made by Ott and seconded by Mutzenberger to approve conditional use permit #275.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ott, Ross, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. ANNUAL ROAD REPORT

A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger to table the annual road report until October 28, 2014.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

  1. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #269

Chairman Tichota opened a public hearing at 10:45 a.m. to consider a request from Ronald and

Teresa Buderus to separate a tract in Section 7 T24N R5E. This conditional use permit was tabled from the July, 2014 meeting. 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 flood plan determination, a motion was made by Meister and seconded by Ross to approve conditional use permit #269 with the condition that a loma map be filed. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Sill, Wiechman, Mutzenberger, Meister and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #278

At 11:00 a.m. Chairman Tichota opened a public hearing to consider a request from Alvin and Ellen Svoboda to establish a livestock feeding operation for up to 400 livestock units in Section 4 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, a motion was made by Meister and seconded by Ott to approve conditional use permit #278.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ott, Ross, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

 

  1. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #279

At 11:15 a.m. Chairman Tichota opened a public hearing to consider a request from Dale and Roberta Ruehling to separate an existing farmstead in Section 7 T23N R7E.  There was no one present to object to the permit which was recommended for approval by the planning commission and zoning administrator.  After discussion, a motion was made by Ross and seconded by Wiechman to approve conditional use permit #279.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ott, Ross, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #280

At 11:30 a.m. Chairman Tichota opened a public hearing to consider a request from Paul & Linda Meyer to separate an existing farmstead in Section 5 T22N R7E.  There was no one present to object to the permit which was recommended for approval by the planning commission and zoning administrator.  After discussion and review, a motion was made by Wiechman and seconded by Ross to approve conditional use permit #280.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ott, Ross, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. E911 FULL REMEDIAL MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT

An equipment maintenance agreement was presented to the board for approval.  The E911 advisory board had recommended execution of the document.  A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Wiechman to authorize the Chairman to sign the E911 Full Remedial Maintenance Agreement.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ott, Ross, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. COURTHOUSE GENERATOR

A discussion was held regarding the courthouse generator.  No formal action was taken.

 

  1. CLOSED SESSION

At 12:00 p.m. a motion was made by Wiechman and seconded by Mutzenberger to enter into closed session to evaluate an employee’s job performance to prevent needless injury to the reputation of an individual.  At 1:00 p.m. a motion was made by Sill and seconded by Ott to come out of closed session.  No formal action was taken.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ott, Ross, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1.  APPROVE CLAIMS

A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Meister to approve the following claims; General Payroll and reimbursements $100,340.37; Road Payroll $33,964.64; Economic Development Payroll $5,671.18; E911 Payroll & reimbursements $14,447.59; Lincoln Financial 1003.53 co. share vision & dental, Ameritas Life Ins. 6957.46 co share retire, Blue Cross 22,939.62 co share health, F&M Bank 7058.12 co share soc sec, Employee Deductible Reimb. 4000.00, Mark Albin 513.25 mental health board expenses, Alco 38.37 supplies, Appeara 59.10 supplies, Awards Unlimited 9.85 postage, Black Hills Energy 320.83 utilities, Daniel P. Bracht 4464.65 reimb, Teresa Brown 74.25 matron fees, Bryan Heartland Psychiatry 455.00 EPC medical expenses, Carmember Serv 545.20 travel expenses & equip, Central Valley Ag 488.34 fuel, CenturyLink 1331.24 serv, City of West Point 10844.36 solid waste, City of Wisner 2921.36 solid waste, Clerk of Dist Ct 107.00 court costs, Consumer Reports 49.00 subs, Cuming Co. Court 85.00 court costs, Cuming Co. Sheriff 26.04 postage, Dell Marketing 169.98 supplies, Dodge Co. Court 2.75 copies, Eakes Office Plus 113.31 supplies, Engelhardt TV & Comm 69.00 equip, Engelhardt TV 42.50 repair, Finance & Accounting 14.25 adm fee, Floor Maintenance 198.27 supplies, Franciscan Care Serv 810.00 blood tests, Graybeals Food 13.32 supplies, GreatAmerica Financial Ser 163.00 equip maint, Nebr HHS 93.00 institutional care, Holiday Inn Express 239.85 lodging, Larry Howard 79.25 travel expenses, JP Electric 864.42 parts & labor, Johnson & Mock 1425.00 ct apnt atny, K&R Equip 4411.00 equip, Kindschuh Bros 137.95 tire repairs & fuel, Kreikemeier Law Office 8375.25 ct apnt atny, Arlen Lierman 10.08 mileage, Mary Jo Lueckenhoff 13.00 reimb, Madison Co Sheriff 5050.00 prisoner bd, Mailfinance 417.00 postage meter, Microfilm Imaging 59.00 microfilming, Stuart Mills 1875.00 ct apnt atny, MIPS 2191.84 computer support, NACo 450.00 dues, Nebr. Public Health 315.00 blood tests, NE Nebr. Juvenile Serv 2863.75 inmate bd, Office Systems Co. 122.77 equip maint, Peterson Body & Paint 458.38 repairs, PetroMart 1595.52 fuel, Quality Printing 847.33 supplies, Region IV Mental Health 5001.00 2nd qtr payment, Schinstock Painting 50.29 supplies, Debra Schroeder 381.06 reimb, Skywave Wireless 275.44 website hosting, Smidt’s Garbage Serv 45.00 serv, Daniel Smith 120.00 ct apnt atny, Alvin Sorensen 16.80 mileage, Super 8 Motel 476.00 lodging, Teeco 124.85 supplies, Telebeep Cellular 53.48 serv, The Lodge at Deadwood 294.00 lodging, Thurston Co. Sheriff 2350.00 prisoner bd, Tim’s Sinclair 36.84 fuel, US Postage 3000.00 postage, Verizon Wireless 329.70 serv, Village of Bancroft 249.84 solid waste, Village of Beemer 1300.00 solid waste, Wayne Co. Sheriff 18.50 court costs, West Point Light & Water 2757.24 utilities, West Point News 923.26 publ, Wisner News 20.00 publ, Yosten True Value 256.29 supplies, Total General Fund $115,861.93; Lincoln Financial 273.69 co share vision & dental, Ameritas Life Ins. 2292.62 co share retire, Blue Cross 6256.26 co share health, F&M Bank 2457.43 co share soc sec, Auto Value 81.78 supplies, Black Hills Energy 66.85 utilities, Bomgaars 361.54 tools & supplies, Bodwell Construction 542.16 rock, Central Valley Ag 2627.13 fuel, CenturyLink 98.57 service, City of Wisner 206.39 utilities, Constellation New Energy 14.59 utilities, Conway’s Corner 8.01 fuel, Crop Production Service 598.13 chemicals, CCPPD 286.96 utilities, Diamond Vogel Paint Center 503.52 paint, Engelhardt TV 19.99 supplies, Farmers & Feeders Tire & Serv 45.00 tire repair, Great Plains 158.36 serv, Husker Steel 4125.00 bridge material, Independent Salt 2172.30 salt, JR Tools 550.30 tools, Kindschuh Bros. 1063.61 fuel, Mark Spenner 1395.62 salt, Midwest Service & Sales 186.50 signs & supplies, NMC 677.42 repairs, North American Truck & Trailers 607.85 parts, Parts Junction 56.10 supplies, Quality Printing 59.17 supplies, S&S Willers 7993.89 gravel, Sapp Bros 12811.96 fuel & tires, Seals & Service 98.78 parts, Marvin Siebrandt 6385.70 gravel, Skywave Wireless 43.95 serv, Smidt’s Garbage Serv 50.00 serv, Stalp Gravel 54144.39 gravel, Stigge Machine 606.11 parts, Tighton Fastener 53.48 chemicals, Tim’s Sinclair 1847.34 fuel, Titan Machinery 3113.99 parts, West Point News 278.78 publ, Verizon Wireless 210.82 serv, West Point Light & Water 363.04 utilities, Wisner West 94.50 fuel, Total Road Fund $115,889.58; Guardian Angels/Central Catholic 36504.60  Dinklage Grant, Total Special Projects $36,504.60;  Beemer Community Club 483.27 grant, Cardmember Service 19.99 postage, Cuming Co. Ag Society 1500.00 grant, Nielsen Center 208.00 training, Road Gems Car Club 1500.00 grant, Skywave Wireless 50.08 website hosting fee, Total Lodging Tax Fund $3,761.34; MIPS 269.90 computer support, Skywave Wireless 50.08 website hosting fees, Total Reg of Deeds Fund $319.98; Lincoln Financial  30.41 co share vision & dental ins, Ameritas Life 382.80 co share retire, Blue Cross 695.14 co share health, F&M Bank 431.56 co share soc sec, Beemer Comm Club 40.00 adv, Cardmember Serv 128.53 workshop expenses, etc, Centurylink 43.05 serv, Karen Palmer 150.00 supplies, Hide-away Grill 5000.00 Nielsen grant, Ideal Wheels 650.42 Nielsen Grant,  Quality Printing 25.80 supplies, Skyware Wireless 125.20 website hosting, West Point News 93.00 adv, Wisner News 36.75 adv, Total Economic Development Fund $7,802.25; Lincoln Financial 121.64 co share vision & dental, Ameritas Life 974.91 co share retire, Blue Cross 2780.56 co share health, F&M Bank 1097.59 co share soc sec, AS Central Finance 448.00 teletype serv, CenturyLink 402.56 serv, Great Plains Comm 68.62 serv, Nebr APCO/NENA 119.00 reg fee, NENA 275.00 reg fee, Quality Printing 189.99 supplies, Ramada Inn 216.00 lodging, Total E911 $6,693.87.  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 October 28 & 29, 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

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Chairman

 

 

 

 

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