BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MINUTES
October 27, 2015
A meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Cuming, in the State of Nebraska, was convened in open and public session at 9:00 a.m. on October 27, 2015, at West Point, Nebraska with Meister, Mutzenberger, Sill, Ott and Tichota, present; Ross and Wiechman absent.
Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication on the County Website and in the Wisner News Chronicle, legal newspaper for Cuming County, two 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 at 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; NACO financial statements, memo from NACO regarding election procedures for voting for NACO Officers, September 16th safety committee minutes, DEQ grant announcement, ICS classes poster, and the NIRMA annual audit report. All documents are available for public inspection at the County Clerk’s Office.
At the October 13th meeting a motion was made to table approval of the September 29 & 30, 2015 minutes to clarify a few items. As a result, a motion was made by Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger to correct the motion in Item #9 of the September 29, 2015, minutes: The motion was made by Ross and seconded by Meister to recess as a Board of Supervisors and convene as a Board of Equalization; and to add a motion to the September 30, 2015, minutes after the adoption of Resolution 20150907 – said motion should read: “A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Sill to close the public hearing. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Wiechman, Ott, Sill, Ross and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried”. All members present voted yea in favor of said motion to make the corrections to the September 29 and 30, 2015 minutes.
A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Sill to approve the October 13, 2015, minutes as presented. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Ott, Sill and Tichota, yeas; nays none; Ross and Wiechman absent; motion carried.
Supervisor Wiechman arrived at 9:15 a.m.
After reviewing revenue reports from the County Sheriff ($1,490.28), Clerk of Dist. Court ($1,286.89), Roads (2,393.31), Zoning no report, and County Clerk ($4,106.72), a motion was made by Meister and seconded by Ott to accept the reports and place on file. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Sill, Wiechman, Ott and Tichota yeas; nays none; Ross absent; motion carried.
A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger to approve $252,917.77 of miscellaneous Treasurer’s receipts and place on file. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Sill, Wiechman, Ott and Tichota yeas; nays, none; Ross absent; motion carried.
Chris Howser, Road Superintendent, was present to give his monthly action report. No formal action was taken.
- BANK SECURITY
An irrevocable letter of credit was presented from First Community Bank as security for county funds deposited in their bank. A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Ott to accept the bank security as presented. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Sill, Wiechman, Ott and Tichota yeas; nays none; Ross absent; motion carried.
- RESOLUTION 20151001
Resolution 20151001 was presented for adoption. The resolution adopts a zoning fee schedule. After review, a motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Meister to adopt the resolution as presented. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Sill, and Tichota yeas; nays, Wiechman and Ott; Ross absent; motion carried. (A complete copy of Resolution 20151001 may be found in Resolution Record #1 Page 252 and on the County Website www.cumingco.com).
- MINIMUM OCCUPANCY STANDARD CHECKLIST
The current zoning regulations allow the owner of a non-conforming structure that has been unoccupied for more than a 12 month period to apply for a habitability certification. The certificate keeps the structure as a lawful structure with all the rights designated by the regulations to a non-conforming structure. Habitability shall be determined by an annual inspection by the Zoning Administrator at the request of the record title owner or any interested person based on habitability factors voted on and approved by the County Board of Supervisors. As a result of section 18.06(3) of the county zoning regulations, an “Existing Non-Conforming Farmstead Minimum Occupancy Standard Checklist” was presented to the Board for review. A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger to approve the checklist with a change as discussed. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Sill, Ott and Tichota yeas; nays, Wiechman; Ross absent; motion carried. (A complete copy of the checklist may be found on the County Website www.cumingco.com).
- DISTRESS WARRANTS
A distress warrant list totaling $13,832.97 was presented for approval. If approved, the list will be given to the County Sheriff for collection. A motion was made by Ott and seconded by Wiechman to approve the list and turn it over to the Sheriff for collection. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Sill, Wiechman, Ott and Tichota yeas; nays none; Ross absent; motion carried.
- RECESS AS A BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger to recess as a Board of Supervisors and convene as a Board of Equalization. All present voted yea in favor of said motion.
At 11:30 a.m. the Board reconvened as a Board of Supervisors to recess until the following morning at 9:00 a.m.
October 28, 2015
The Board met pursuant to the previous day’s business with Meister, Mutzenberger, Ott, Wiechman, Sill and Tichota present, Ross absent. The Chairman restated that a current copy of the “Nebraska Open Meetings Act” is posted at the entrance and a pamphlet form of the act is available upon request.
Due to timing with Road projects, the Road Superintendent presented his verbal report the previous day.
- COST ALLOCATION PLAN
Cuming County contracted with Maximus to prepare a central services cost allocation plan for fiscal year ending 2014. As a result, a motion was made by Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger to authorize the Chairman to sign the certification of cost allocation plan for fiscal year ending June 30, 2014. All present voted yea in favor of said motion.
- SCRIBNER-SNYDER SCHOOL DINKLAGE APPLICATION
Leah Fischer, school counselor for Scribner-Snyder Schools, presented a Dinklage Application for $1000. The funds, if granted, would be used to support one $1000 scholarship for one Cuming County resident graduating from Scribner-Snyder in 2016. A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Ott to forward the application to the Dinklage Foundation. All present voted yea in favor of said motion.
- JUVENILE DIVERSION REPORT
Addisen Beck, Cuming County Juvenile Diversion Coordinator, presented a written report detailing the accomplishments of her office. No formal action was taken. A copy of the report is available at the County Clerk’s Office.
- GOLDENROD HILLS HOUSING AGENCY DINKLAGE GRANT
Kendra One Horn, Goldenrod Hills Housing Agency, presented a Dinklage Application for $5,500. The funds, if granted, would provide for professional development training. A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Ott to forward the application to the Dinklage Foundation. All present voted yea in favor of said motion.
- APPROVE CLAIMS
A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Wiechman to approve the following claims; General payroll and reimbursements $102,471.88; Road payroll $35,588.10; Economic Development payroll & reimbursements $7,779.06; E911 payroll & reimbursements $15,074.27; Lincoln Financial 2421.96 co share supplemental ins, Ameritas Life Ins. 7094.36 co share retire, CC Clerk Insurance Account 51650.13 co share ins, F&M Bank 7513.62 co share soc sec, Mark Albin 135.00 mental health bd expenses, Appeara 61.62 supplies, AS Central Finance 26.00 supplies, Black Hills Energy 318.56 utilities, Daniel Bracht 7966.03 reimbs, Cardmember Serv 211.10 travel expenses & supplies, Central Valley Ag 139.15 fuel & supplies, CenturyLink 145.03 serv, City of West Point 9140.04 solid waste, City of Wisner 2751.58 solid waste, Clerk of Dist Ct 70.00 court costs, Comfort Inn 263.85 lodging, Courtesy Ford 20498.00 patrol vehicle, Cuming Co. 4-H 218.25 pop machine revenue, Cuming Co. Court 310.00 court costs, Cuming Co. Sheriff 273.18 subpoena serv & postage, Dell Marketing 239.98 supplies, Des Moines Stamp Mfg 29.50 supplies, Eakes Office Solutions 86.37 maint, F&M Bank 15.00 supplies, Les Feyerherm 18.40 mileage, Flower & Gift Gallery 50.00 supplies, Franciscan Care 284.00 blood tests, GreatAmerica Financial Serv 163.00 equip lease, Nebr. HHS 183.00 institutional care, Health Information Management 51.90 witness fees, James Hladky 305.00 training, Holiday Inn 287.85 lodging, Larry Howard 52.90 mileage, Howells Journal 13.58 publ, Russell Kreikemeier 1590.59 ct apnt atny, Madison Co Sheriff 3428.29 inmate bd, The Cornhusker 124.00 lodging, DMG-Maximus 2100.00 consulting fees, Donna Meyer 100.12 mileage, Microfilm Imaging 59.00 microfilming, Stuart Mills 712.50 ct apnt atny, MIPS 3158.98 computer support & supplies, NACO 1290.00 reg fees, Natl Sheriff’s Asso 56.00 dues, NE Dept of Labor 36.00 repairs, NE NACO 50.00 dues, NE Juvenile Services 326.25 inmate bd, NE Research & Extension 30.00 supplies, O’Keefe Elevator 1450.53 repairs, Office Systems 133.00 equip maint, Pender Times 21.48 publ, Peterson Body & Paint 597.08 repairs, PetroMart 1286.93 fuel, Police Officers Assn 116.00 dues, Quality Printing 1020.19 supplies, Ramada Inn 249.00 lodging, Region IV 4973.75 mental health services, Rock Co Sheriff 135.00 prisoner bd, Rustler Sentinel 17.39 publ, S&W Welding 62.60 supplies, Sarpy Co Court 4.25 copies, Debra Schroeder 498.87 travel & supplies, Sheila Sindelar 52.50 training expenses, Skywave Wireless 125.51 internet, Smidt’s Garbage Serv 45.00 serv, Alvin Sorensen 17.25 mileage, Stan Ortmeier 79.24 bldg repairs, Dept of Labor 1926.00 unemployment, Stratton, Delay & Doele 285.00 ct apnt atny, Teeco Inc 124.85 supplies, Telebeep 53.48 serv, Thurston Co Sheriff 1800.00 inmate bd, Tim’s Sinclair 283.71 fuel, Time Clock Deals 34.72 fee, US Postage 2000.00 postage, UNL 9385.60 youth coordinator qrtly reimb, Verizon Wireless 247.67 serv, Vievu 219.00 repairs, Village of Bancroft 961.48 solid waste, Village of Beemer 1049.62 solid waste, Glen Vollmer 18.40 mileage, Wagner Tire 193.00 repairs, West Point Light 2328.59 utilities, West Point News 15.78 publ, Wisner News 1066.84 publ, Western Technologies 34.47 supplies, Yosten True Value 64.87 supplies, Total General Fund $159,028.32; Ameritas Life Ins. 2402.19 co share retire, F&M Bank 2592.06 co share soc sec, Asphalt & Concrete Materials 1884.03 asphalt, Auto Value 120.81 supplies, B&B Technologies 3336.45 equip, B’s Enterprises 9392.00 blades & signs, Black Hills Energy 49.05 utilities, Bomgaars 340.34 supplies & tools, Central Valley Ag 141.64 fuel, CenturyLink .46 serv, City of Wisner 115.84 utilities, Constellation New Energy 13.69 utilities, Contech Engineered Solutions 53985.60 culverts, Conway’s Corner 67.99 fuel, CCPPD 299.51 utilities, Elkhorn Filter Care of NE 53.35 labor, Farmers Pride 2190.37 fuel, Franciscan Care Serv 41.00 CDL testing, Great Plains 161.29 utilities, JR Tools 246.25 tools, K & R Equipment 142.10 repairs, Kaup Seed 122.50 chemicals, Kimball Midwest 142.25 supplies, Midwest Service 8815.25 signs, supplies, culverts, Mitchelli 1728.00 equip manuals, NACO 120.00 reg fee, Nebr Weed Control Assn 120.00 reg fee, NMC Exchange 2051.98 parts, Northeast Glass 328.00 repairs, Pender Implement 370.62 parts, PetroMart 43.26 fuel, Pilger Concrete Recycling 497.67 material, Quality Printing 25.99 supplies, S&W Welding 137.60 parts, S&S Willers 1320.87 gravel, Schaeffer Mfg Co 2166.20 fuel & oil, Marvin Siebrandt 4183.30 gravel, Smidt’s Sanitation 50.00 serv, Stalp Gravel 61822.95 gravel, Stigge Machine 74.77 parts, Sunrise Excavating 13514.00 labor, Tim’s Sinclair 6827.61 fuel, Time Clock Deals 15.12 serv, Verizon Wireless 233.62 serv, Wagner Tire 973.64 fuel, West Point Light & Water 315.75 utilities, West Point Travel Plaza 358.95 fuel, Wisner Auto Parts 610.77 repairs, Wisner True Value 67.83 bldg supplies, Wisner West 91.00 fuel, Yosten True Value 13.98 supplies, Total Road Fund $184,719.50; Beemer Vol Fire Dept 20,000.00 Dinklage Grant, City of West Point 50,000.00 Dinklage Grant, Goldenrod Regional Housing 1952.88 Dinklage Grant, St. Francis Memorial Hosp Foundation 50,000.00 Dinklage Grant, Total Special Projects $121,952.88; Beemer Community Club 214.87 grant, Cardmember Service 262.15 training expenses, City of West Point 503.24 training expenses, CCED 1200.00 contract labor, NACVB 60.00 dues, Road Gems 1500.00 grant, Total Lodging Tax Fund $3,740.26; MIS 15.00 microfilming, MIPS 275.70 computer support, Total Reg of Deeds Fund $290.70; Ameritas Life Ins. 525.08 co share retire, F&M Bank 592.81 co share soc sec, August Ash Inc. 460.12 website expenses, Beemer Café 63.56 supplies, Cardmember Service 441.22 adv & travel expenses, Creative Xpressions 810.00 Co. Government Day supplies, Cuming County Meats 75.00 adv, MDG Catering 69.50 supplies, Nebr Development Network 50.00 dues, Peterson Body & Paint 49.21 repairs, So Central Economic Dev 71.33 reimb, West Point Home Center 30.94 supplies, West Point News 229.13 adv, Total Economic Development Fund $3,467.90; Ameritas Life Ins. 1017.52 co share retire, F&M Bank 1128.66 co share soc sec, AS Central Finance 448.00 teletype serv, CenturyLink 820.26 serv, Creative Xpressions 846.40 uniforms, Electronic Engineering 775.00 equip, Elite Computers 72.00 consulting fee, Great Plains Comm 68.62 serv, Quality Printing 22.59 supplies, Time Clock Deals 12.96 fees, Total E911 $5,212.01. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Mutzenberger, Meister, Sill, Ott, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; Ross absent; motion carried.
There being no more business, the board agreed to adjourn and reconvene on November 24 & 25, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. The agenda kept current in the office of the county clerk and on the website (www.cumingco.com).
County Clerk Chairman