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

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MINUTES

August 26, 2014

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

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

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

1.   MINUTES

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

2.   REPORTS

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

 

3.  RECEIPTS

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

 

4.  BIDS FOR PATROL VEHICLE

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

 

5.  GIS WORKSHOP

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

 

6.  ELKHORN LOGAN VALLEY PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT

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

 

7.  INCENTIVE PROGRAM

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

 

8.  SET DATE FOR HEARING

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

 

9.  GENERAL FUND RESTRUCTURE

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

 

10.  RECESS TO CONVENE AS A BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

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

 

11.  CANOE AND KAYAK ACCESS

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

 

12.  COURT COMMITTEE REPORT

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

 

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

 

August 27, 2014

 

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

 

13.  APPROVE INVENTORIES

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

 

14.  CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #270

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

 

15.  SOLID WASTE AGREEMENT

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

 

16.  DENTAL INSURANCE QUOTES

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

 

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

 

17.  RESOLUTION TO ALLOCATE LEVY AUTHORITY

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

 

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

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

19.  BUDGET HEARING

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

20.  PUBLIC HEARING TO SET FINAL TAX REQUEST

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

21.  RESOLUTION 20140803 – TRANSFER FUNDS TO BALANCE BUDGET

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

 

22.  QUOTE FOR GRAVEL RETRIEVER

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

 

23.  DISCUSS SCRAP TIRE PROJECT

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

 

24.  WEED REPORT

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

 

25.  REVIEW DRAFT ZONING REGULATIONS

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

 

26.  COUNTY TAX SALES

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

 

27.  APPROVE CLAIMS

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

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

 

_____________________________________

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.

July 28, 2014 – Board of Equalization Minutes

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MINUTES

July 28, 2014

 

A meeting of the Board of Equalization of the County of Cuming, in the State of Nebraska was convened in open and public session at 11:00 a.m. on July 28, 2014, at West Point, Nebraska with Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott and Tichota present; Wiechman, Sill and Meister, absent. Read More

 

Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the West Point News, legal newspaper for Cuming County, one of the County’s designated methods for giving notice, a copy of the agenda being attached to these minutes. Notice of this meeting was published as a combined notice with the County Board of Supervisors July 28 & 29, 2014 notice.  Notice of this meeting was given in advance to the members of the Board of Equalization and a copy of their acknowledgment of receipt of notice and the agenda are attached to these minutes.  Availability of the agenda was communicated in the advance notice and in the notice to the County Board of Equalization of this meeting.  The Chairman of the Board publicly stated to all in attendance that a current copy of the Nebraska Open Meetings Act was posted in the entrance to the meeting room and the pamphlet form of the act is available upon request.  All proceedings hereafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was open to the attendance of the public.

 

1.  MINUTES

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

 

2.  VEHICLE EXEMPTION

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

 

3.  TAX CORRECTIONS

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

 

4.  UNDERVALUED, OVERVALUED OR OMITTED TAX LIST

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

 

5.  APPLICATION FOR HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION

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

 

6.  ADJOURN AS A BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

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

 

Bonnie Vogltance

Cuming County Clerk

Approved:  ____________________________

Chairman

 

 

July 28 & 29, 2014 – Board of Supervisor’s Minutes

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MINUTES

July 28, 2014

 

A meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Cuming, in the State of Nebraska was convened in open and public session at 9:00 a.m. on July 28, 2014, at West Point, Nebraska with Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott and Tichota, present; Sill, Wiechman and Meister absent. Read More

 

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

 

The following correspondence was received by the Board; June 16th – July 15th activity reports for Extension Educators, audit report, district seven probation budget request, correspondence from Sequoia Consulting Group and the Nebraska Surface Transportation Program Book.  All documents are available for public inspection at the County Clerk’s Office.

 

1.   MINUTES

A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Ott to approve the minutes of the last meeting as read.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Mutzenberger, Ott, Ross and Tichota, yeas; nays none; Sill, Wiechman and Meister absent; motion carried.

 

2.   REPORTS

After reviewing revenue reports from the County Sheriff ($1112.15), Clerk of Dist. Court ($838.80), Zoning Adm. ($50.00), Roads ($0) and County Clerk ($5,694.65), a motion was made by Ross and seconded by Mutzenberger to accept the reports and place on file. All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

3.  RECEIPTS

A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Ross to approve $445,362.74 of miscellaneous Treasurer’s receipts and place on file.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Mutzenberger, Ott, Ross and Tichota, yeas; nays none; Sill, Wiechman and Meister absent; motion carried.

 

4.  GIS WORKSHOP

A proposal from GIS Workshop was presented to the Board for web based services.  A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Ross to table the proposal until the next meeting.

 

5.  LEGAL SHIELD

A representative from Legal Shield was present to ask the Supervisors for permission to offer a legal and identity theft program to the employees through payroll deduction at no cost to the County.  A motion was made by Ott and seconded by Ross to table until the next meeting.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

6.  HHS SUBGRANT AGREEMENT FOR CHILD SUPPORT SERVICES

A subgrant agreement was presented to the Board for approval.  The agreement is for a cooperative arrangement on behalf of the court pursuant to 45 CFR 302.34.  A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Ott to authorize the Chairman to sign the agreement.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Mutzenberger, Ott, Ross and Tichota, yeas; nays none; Sill, Wiechman and Meister absent; motion carried.

 

7.  PROPOSAL FOR AUDIT SERVICES

A proposal to provide audit services for fiscal year 2014/2015 was presented to the Board from Morrow, Davies & Toelle, PC.  The cost to conduct the audit is $8,400.  A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Ott to accept the proposal and authorize the Chairman to sign the agreement.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Mutzenberger, Ott, Ross and Tichota, yeas; nays none; Sill, Wiechman and Meister absent; motion carried.

 

8.  SPECIAL LIQUOR LICENSE

The Cuming County Agricultural Society presented an application for a special designated Liquor License to hold an event on the Cuming County Fairgrounds.  A motion was made by Ross and seconded by Ott to recommend the approval of the special designated license for the Cuming County Agricultural Society on September 20, 2014.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

9.  RECESS AS A BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

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

 

At 11:30 a.m. the Board reconvened as a Board of Supervisors to review Resolution 20140701; a resolution to agree to participate in an interlocal agreement between the members of the III Corps Drug Task Force.  Supervisor Ott, with a second from Supervisor Mutzenberger, moved the passage of Resolution 20140701.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Mutzenberger, Ott, Ross and Tichota, yeas; nays none; Sill, Wiechman and Meister absent; resolution adopted.

 

The Board reconvened after lunch to review department budgets.  No formal action was taken.  The Board agreed to reconvene at 9:00 a.m. the following morning.

 

 

July 29, 2014

 

The Board met at 9:00 a.m. pursuant to the previous day’s business with all members present.  The Chairman of the Board restated that a current copy of the “Open Meetings Act” was posted at the entrance to the meeting room with a pamphlet form of the act available upon request.  The Board began the meeting by reviewing the Road Department and Planning and Zoning Department monthly action reports.  Mark Mainelli, County Engineer, was present to discuss upcoming bridge projects and to inform the Board on his efforts to persuade the legislature to consider additional funding avenues to counties to relieve the cost of replacing costly road infrastructure.  No formal action was taken.

 

10.  CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #268

Chairman Tichota opened a public hearing at 9:45 a.m. to consider a request from Holland Feedlots Inc to increase the capacity of the existing livestock facility operation from a level 3 to a level 4 (10,001 to 25,000 head) in NE1/4 Section 21 T23N R4E.  There was no one present to object to the permit which was recommended for approval by the planning commission and zoning administrator.  Lary and Barbara Moeller were present to discuss the water needs of a large livestock operation.  Nick Strehle, Nutrition Specialties, was present to represent Holland Feedlots.  A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Meister to approve conditional use permit #268.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Sill, Wiechman, Mutzenberger, Meister and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

11.  CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #269

Chairman Tichota opened a public hearing at 10:00 a.m. to consider a request from Ronald and Teresa Buderus to separate a tract in Section 7 T24N R5E.  There was no one present to object to the permit which was recommended for approval by the planning commission and zoning administrator.  After discussion on the size of the lot and the flood plan determination, a motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Ott to table conditional use permit #269.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Sill, Wiechman, Mutzenberger, Meister and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

 

12.  CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT # 270

Chairman Tichota opened a public hearing at 10:15 a.m. to consider a request from Loren Siebrandt to subdivide a tract in SE1/4 Section 20 T22N R6E.  Since the Planning Commission tabled the request until further information could be gathered, no formal action was taken.

 

13.  DINKLAGE APPLICATION

Nikki Peirce, Diversion/TeamMates coordinator, presented a Dinklage Application for $1000.  The funds, if granted, would help the Juvenile Awareness Group with expenses to bring a presentation to Cuming County students on bullying.  A motion was made by Ross and seconded by Mutzenberger to forward the application to the Dinklage Foundation.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Sill, Wiechman, Mutzenberger, Meister and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

14.  CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT – PENDER PIG COOP

Due to the withdrawal of the request by the filer, no formal action was taken.

 

15.  CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #271

Chairman Tichota opened a public hearing at 10:45 a.m. to consider a request from Holland Feedlots Inc. to increase the capacity of the existing livestock facility operation from a level 2 to a level 3 (5,001 to 10,000 head) in W1/2 Section 18 T23N R4E.  There was no one present to object to the permit which was recommended for approval by the planning commission and zoning administrator.  Nick Strehle, Nutrition Specialties, was present to represent Holland Feedlots Inc.  A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Ott to approve conditional use permit #271.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Sill, Wiechman, Mutzenberger, Meister and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

16.  ELKHORN LOGAN VALLEY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Gina Uhing and Heather Drahota presented a verbal report on health department activities during the recent tornado disaster.  They reported that 200 tetanus shots were given to volunteers in Cuming County during the cleanup efforts.  No formal action was taken.

 

17.  DRAFT ZONING REGULATIONS

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

 

18.  CLAIMS

The following county positions receive salaries or wages as listed; County Supervisors $1043.50, County Officials $4121.65 – $4619.17, Deputies $18.35 – $19.57 per/hr, Appraiser $4430.00, Office Assistants $10.07 – $17.15 per/hr, Custodian $18.00 per/hr, Sheriff Deputies $3,826.00 – $4,186.00, Diversion Coordinator $2750.00, Emg. Manager/VSO $4752.21 Deputy Emg. Manager $311.98, Surveyor $750.00, Planning & Zoning Adm. $16.13 per/hr, Highway Supt. $4917.98, Assistant Road Foreman $25.25 per/hr, Road Equipment Operators $16.80 – $21.90 per/hr, Sign Maintenance $19.65 per/hr, Truck Drivers $18.82 per/hr, Weed Supt./Mechanic $20.00 per/hr, Economic Development Director $5671.18, Dispatchers $10.00 – $20.00 per/hr.  Dispatchers receive an additional $1.50 per/hr for the midnight to 8:00 a.m. shift, horticultural aide $8.75 per/hr. (monthly salaries are listed except where indicated).  A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by SIll to approve the following claims: General Payroll & Employee Reimb $108,670.98; Road Payroll $42,233.56; Register of Deeds Payroll $267.00; Economic Development Payroll & Employee REimb $7,795.18; E911 Payroll & Employee Reimb $18,798.82; Ameritas Dental 1041.48 co share ins, Ameritas Life Ins. 7519.38 co share retire, Blue Cross 22,939.62 co share health, F&M Bank 7688.14 co share soc sec, Advanced Correctional Healthcare 19.51 inmate meds, Alco 38.25 supplies, AMC Rifle Range 100.00 dues, Appeara 59.10 supplies, Baker Counseling 360.00 professional care, Black Hills Energy 285.86 utilities, Daniel Bracht 4456.19 reimb, Bubbles of Joy 34.19 supplies, Burt Co. Sheriff 44.55 court costs, Butler Co. Sheriff 50.16 court costs, Cardmember Service 385.02 supplies, Central Valley Ag 659.07 fuel, Centurylink 1453.87 serv, City of West Point 9530.68 solid waste, City of Wisner 2351.96 solid waste, Clerk of Dist Ct 35.00 court costs, Colonial Research Chemical 116.08 supplies, Cuming Co. 4-H Council 218.90 pop machine revenue, Cuming Co. Court 185.00 court costs, Cuming County Historical Society 200.00 cemetery maint, Cuming Co. Sheriff 131.69 supplies, postage, etc, Dakota Co. Court 6.25 copies, Dataspec Inc 399.00 supplies, Robert Dinslage 40.00 rental fee, Dodge Co. Sheriff 106.17 court costs, Electronic Engineering 5796.45 equip, Elite Computers 15.00 supplies, Engelhardt TV & Comm 15.00 equip, Floor Maintenance 548.58 supplies, Franciscan Care Services 135.00 blood tests, Graybeals Food 7.67 supplies, Greatamerica Financial Serv 163.00 equip lease, Larry Howard 59.02 travel expenses, Lisa Hunke 200.00 labor, Jack’s Uniforms & Equip 297.79 equip, Johnson & Mock 4533.05 ct apnt atny, JP Electric 759.92 labor, Kindschuh Bros 91.90 tire repair, Paul Knobbe 231.52 training expenses, Russell Kreikemeier 2328.80 ct apnt atny, Lawngevity 75.00 professional serv, Arlen Lierman 10.08 mileage, Lynn Peavey 32.10 supplies, Madison Co. Sheriff 2200.00 inmate bd, Madison Co. Teasurer 10565.63 probation costs, Microfilm Imaging 59.00 microfilming, Stuart Mills 1504.30 ct apnt atny, Elwood Moore 6.72 mileage, MIPS 2998.47 computer support, Monona Co. Sheriff 57.95 court costs, Morrow Davies & Toelle 8200.00 audit costs, Judy Mutzenberger 100.00 reimb, Nebr. Public Health Lab 144.00 court costs, NMC Exchange 486.70 radio repair, NE Nebr Juvenile Serv 7395.00 inmate bd, O’Keefe Elevator 171.53 repairs, Office Systems Co. 122.77 copy overage, Peterson Body & Paint 172.72 serv, PetroMart 1700.82 fuel, Quality Printing 1994.44 supplies, Region IV 4973.75 mental health serv, Jeremy Rehak 199.36 training expenses, Saunders Co. Sheriff 76.12 court costs, Debra Schroeder 288.40 reimb, Lee Schroeder 151.80 training expenses, Mark Schroeder 286.73 training expenses, LK Ventures 35.00 shredding, Steve Sill 131.60 mileage, Smidt’s Garbage Serv 45.00 serv, Stratton, Delay & Doele 526.20 ct apnt atny, Subway Sandwiches 16.05 supplies, Teeco 111.85 supplies, Telebeep Cellular 160.44 pager serv, Thurston Co. Sheriff 1000.00 inmate bd, Tim’s Sinclair 16.00 tire repair, Verizon Wireless 317.65 serv, Village of Bancroft 351.50 solid waste, Village of Beemer 1009.06 solid waste, West Point News 118.34 printing & publ, Glen Vollmer 17.92 mileage, West Point Home Center 97.96 supplies, West Point Light & Water 2570.73 utilities, West Point News 1243.72 publ, Robert Wostoupal 15.46 supply reimb, Yosten True Value 178.99 supplies, Total General Fund $127,574.68; Ameritas Dental 284.04 co share dental ins, Ameritas Life Ins. 2850.07 co share retire, Blue Cross 6256.26 co share health ins, F&M Bank 3091.83 co share soc sec., Auto Value 18.26 repairs, B’s Enterprises 1519.00 signs, Bauer Built 224.02 tire repairs, Black Hills Energy 78.25 utilities, Bodwell Construction 1883.64 rock, Bomgaars 247.21 supplies, Angela Burgess 420.79 land rental, Central Valley Ag 1732.89 fuel, Centurylink 90.86 serv, City of Wisner 102.63 utilities, Constellation New Energy 16.89 utilities, Conway’s Corner 607.17 fuel, Cooney Fertilizer 227.50 labor, Cornhusker International 283.16 labor, CCPPD 282.01 utilities, DXP Enterprises 101.64 tools, Filter Care 15.40 labor, Engelhardt TV 344.98 repairs, Great Plains 158.36 serv, Jake Carpenter Trucking 157.00 labor, JR Tools 520.65 shop tools, Kindschuh Bros. 1711.56 fuel, Mainelli Wagner & Asso. 5997.80 engineering fees, Midwest Service & Sales 1136.90 sign material, Murphy Tractor & Equip 193,231.02 motor grader, NMC 203.40 parts, Pender Implement 35.69 supplies, Peterson Body & Paint 79.95 labor, Petromart 45.12 fuel, S&S Willers 1831.38 gravel, Marvin Siebrandt Trucking 33457.52 gravel, Powerplan 418.67 parts, Krystal Roseman 420.79 land rentals, Valerie Roseman 420.79 land rental, Sapp Bros. 1006.11 fuel, Skywave Wireless 43.95 serv, Smidt’s Garbage 50.00 serv, Stalp Gravel 86,486.63 gravel, Tighton Fastener & Supply 8585.00 equip, Melodie Starr 420.79 land rentals, Dept of Labor 978.00 unemployment, Stigge Machine & Supply 99.80 parts, Straight-line Striping 14213.30 pavement markings, Tim’s Sinclair 6225.00 fuel, Titan Machinery 26.77 parts, Verizon Wireless 214.35 serv, West Point Home Center 64.00 flags, West Point Impl 605.51 parts, West Point Light & Water 257.30 utilities, West Point News 54.00 publ, Wisner Auto Parts 6.20 supplies, Wisner True Value 22.99 chemicals, Yosten True Value 13.98 supplies,  Total Road Fund $379,878.78; Beemer Senior Citizens Center 8000.00 Dinklage Grant, Cuming Co. Economic Development 1950.00 Dinklage Grant, Goldenrod Regional Housing 602.60 Dinklage Grant, Total Special Projects $10,552.60; Cuming Co. Economic Development 1200.00 contract labor, NACVB 60.00 dues, Oxide Design 700.00 adv, Quality Printing 129.00 brochures, West Point Chamber 500.00 grant, Total Lodging Tax Fund $2589.00; F&M Bank 20.42 co share soc sec, MIPS 269.90 computer support, Oxide Design Co. 700.00 website expenses, Total Register of Deeds Fund $990.32; Quality Print 75.56 supplies, Total STOP Fund $75.56; Oxide Design Co. 3850.00 website expenses, Total Inheritance Fund $3,850.00; Ameritas Dental 63.12 co share dental, Ameritas Life Ins. 526.17 co share retire, Blue Cross 1390.28 co share health,  F&M Bank 594.05 co share soc sec, Bankers Advertising Co 552.92 advertising, Beemer Café 113.15 workshop expenses, Cardmember Serv 1114.60 lodging, etc, CenturyLink 39.95 serv, Grandma’s Attic 48.91 supplies, Olsson Associates 2500.00 development plan, The Lodge 30.00 rent, Oxide Design 1750.00 website expenses, Quality Printing 126.50 adv, Renee’s Designer Hairstyles 620.25 Nielsen Grant, Tuck Enterprises 2329.00 Nielsen Grant, Wisner VFW Post 5767 1346.58 Nielsen Grant, Total Economic Development $13,145.48; Ameritas Dental 126.24 co share dental ins, Ameritas Life Ins. 1268.93 co share retire, Blue Cross 2780.56 co share health, F&M Bank 1430.46 co share soc sec, AS Central Finance 448.00 teletype serv, CenturyLink 1834.66 serv, City of Wisner 269.90 pagers, Great Plains 68.62 serv; Total E911 $8227.37.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ross, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

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

 

Cuming County Clerk

Approved:  _____________________________

Chairman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 21, 2014 – Board of Equalization

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MINUTES

July 21, 2014

 

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

 

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

 

1.  MINUTES

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

 

2.  PROTEST HEARING FOR PROTEST #19

#19  Derick & Amanda Engelbart

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

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

Reason for protest:  incorrect measurements and finishes

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

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

 

3.  ADJOURN AS A BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

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

 

Bonnie Vogltance

Cuming County Clerk

Approved:  ____________________________

Vice Chairman

 

 

July 10 & 11, 2014 Equalization Minutes

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MINUTES

July 10, 2014

 

A meeting of the Board of Equalization of the County of Cuming, in the State of Nebraska was convened in open and public session at 1:00 p.m. on July 10, 2014, at West Point, Nebraska with Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Wiechman and Sill present; Tichota absent. Read More

 

Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the West Point News, legal newspaper for Cuming County, one of the County’s designated methods for giving notice, a copy of the agenda being attached to these minutes. Notice of this meeting was published as a combined notice with the County Board of Supervisors July 10, 2014 notice.  Notice of this meeting was given in advance to the members of the Board of Equalization and a copy of their acknowledgment of receipt of notice and the agenda are attached to these minutes.  Availability of the agenda was communicated in the advance notice and in the notice to the County Board of Equalization of this meeting.  The Vice Chairman of the Board publicly stated to all in attendance that a current copy of the Nebraska Open Meetings Act was posted in the entrance to the meeting room and the pamphlet form of the act is available upon request.  All proceedings hereafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was open to the attendance of the public.

 

1.  MINUTES

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

 

2.  PROTEST HEARINGS

#6  Franklin and Calvin Peters

Legal description:  TL 30 Sec 36 T24N R7E 49.75 acres

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

Reason for protest:  large increase in valuation

Assessor’s recommendation: make no change

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

 

#7  Franklin and Calvin Peters

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

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

Reason for protest:  large increase in valuation

Assessor’s recommendation: make no change

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

 

#8  Richard and Jami Mohl

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

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

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

Assessor’s recommendation: make no change

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

 

#9  Rose Marie Vering Trust

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

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

Reason for protest:  large increase in valuation

Assessor’s recommendation: make no change

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

 

#10  Rose Marie Vering Trust

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

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

Reason for protest:  large increase in valuation

Assessor’s recommendation: make no change

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

 

#11  Arlen Lierman

Legal description:  TL 37 Sec 2 T22N R5E 14 acres

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

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

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

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

 

#12  Arlen Lierman

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

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

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

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

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

 

#13  Arlen Lierman

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

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

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

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

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

 

#14  Reva Burger

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

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

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

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

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

 

Protest #15 was withdrawn.

 

#16  Kurt Kindschuh

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

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

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

Assessor’s recommendation: no change

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

 

#17  Kindschuh Land Company LLC

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

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

Reason for protest:  crop prices dropping, increasing values

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

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

 

#18  Norman and Frances Ewing

Legal description:  TL 66 Sec 36 T24N R7E 5.237 acres

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

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

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

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

 

#19  Derick and Amanda Engelbart

Legal description:  lot 6 Lakeview Subd 3.68 acres

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

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

 

#20 Charla Nedza

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

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

Reason for protest:  condition of the house

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

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

 

#21  Larry Karloff

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

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

Reason for protest:  alkali spots

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

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

 

#22  Larry Karloff

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

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

Reason for protest:  alkali spots

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

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

 

#23  Larry Karloff

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

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

Reason for protest:  alkali spots

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

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

 

#24  Deuser Family Farms LLC

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

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

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

Assessor’s recommendation: no change

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

 

#25 Gloria Jahnke

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

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

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

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

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

 

#26 Vandle & Doris Phillips Farm Trust

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

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

Reason for protest:  25% increase in one year

Assessor’s recommendation: no change

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

 

#27  Kenneth and Brenda Compton

Legal description:  TL 7 Sec 2 T22N R4E 9.91 acres

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

Reason for protest:  no tillable land on parcel

Assessor’s recommendation: no change

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

 

3.  ADJOURN AS A BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

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

 

Bonnie Vogltance

Cuming County Clerk

Approved:  ____________________________

Vice Chairman

 

 

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