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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

Approved:  _____________________________

Chairman

 

 

 

 

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

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MINUTES

August 26, 2014

A meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Cuming, in the State of Nebraska was convened in open and public session at 9:00 a.m. on August 26, 2014, at West Point, Nebraska with all members present. Read More

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

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

1.   MINUTES

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

2.   REPORTS

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

 

3.  RECEIPTS

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

 

4.  BIDS FOR PATROL VEHICLE

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

 

5.  GIS WORKSHOP

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

 

6.  ELKHORN LOGAN VALLEY PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT

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

 

7.  INCENTIVE PROGRAM

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

 

8.  SET DATE FOR HEARING

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

 

9.  GENERAL FUND RESTRUCTURE

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

 

10.  RECESS TO CONVENE AS A BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

A motion was made by Meister and seconded by Ott to recess as a Board of Supervisors and convene as a Board of Equalization.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.  At 11:45 p.m. the Board reconvened as a Board of Supervisors.

 

11.  CANOE AND KAYAK ACCESS

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

 

12.  COURT COMMITTEE REPORT

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

 

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

 

August 27, 2014

 

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

 

13.  APPROVE INVENTORIES

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

 

14.  CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #270

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

 

15.  SOLID WASTE AGREEMENT

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

 

16.  DENTAL INSURANCE QUOTES

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

 

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

 

17.  RESOLUTION TO ALLOCATE LEVY AUTHORITY

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

 

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

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

19.  BUDGET HEARING

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

20.  PUBLIC HEARING TO SET FINAL TAX REQUEST

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

21.  RESOLUTION 20140803 – TRANSFER FUNDS TO BALANCE BUDGET

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

 

22.  QUOTE FOR GRAVEL RETRIEVER

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

 

23.  DISCUSS SCRAP TIRE PROJECT

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

 

24.  WEED REPORT

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

 

25.  REVIEW DRAFT ZONING REGULATIONS

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

 

26.  COUNTY TAX SALES

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

 

27.  APPROVE CLAIMS

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

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

 

_____________________________________

Cuming County Clerk

Approved:  _____________________________

Chairman

 

August 26, 2014 – Board of Equalization Minutes

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MINUTES

August 26, 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 11:15 a.m. on August 26, 2014, at West Point, Nebraska with all members present. Read More

Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the West Point News, legal newspaper for Cuming County, one of the County’s designated methods for giving notice, a copy of the agenda being attached to these minutes. Notice of this meeting was published as a combined notice with the County Board of Supervisors August 26 & 27, 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 Sill to approve the minutes of the last meeting as read.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

2.  UNDERVALUED, OVERVALUED OR OMITTED TAX LIST

A motion was made by Sill 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, Sill, Wiechman, Meister, Mutzenberger and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried. A complete list is available in the County Clerk’s Office.

 

3.  ADJOURN AS A BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

At 11:30 a.m., a motion was made by Sill 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).

 

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Bonnie Vogltance

Cuming County Clerk

Approved:  ____________________________

Chairman

Board of Supervisors Minutes – August 11, 2014

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MINUTES

August 11, 2014

 

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

 

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

 

1.   MINUTES

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

 

2.  CLOSED SESSION

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

 

The Board agreed to adjourn and reconvene August 26 & 27, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.  The agenda kept current in the office of the County Clerk and on the County Website (www.cumingco.com).

 

Cuming County Clerk

Approved:  _____________________________

Chairman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notice of August 11th Meeting

Notice of Meeting

 

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

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

 

Bonnie Vogltance

Cuming County Clerk

 

Scrap Tire Collection

SCRAP TIRE COLLECTION

Cuming County has been awarded a grant from the

Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality for the

purpose of having a scrap tire collection. The Nebraska

Loess Hills Resource, Conservation and Development

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

Elkhorn NRD, City of West Point, the Cuming County

Fair Board and the Cuming County Extension are

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

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

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

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

Colfax, Stanton, Sarpy and Douglas counties.

There will be no charge to dispose of tires at this

collection. The collection will accept tires of any size,

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

participants should be prepared to unload their own

tires because limited unloading assistance will be

available. The collection will NOT accept rims, tires

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

Attached is the scrap tire poster to be distributed. For

more information about the September collection,

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

jschultz@nlhrcd.org.

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