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Cuming County Zoning FAQ’s

 

This document was created to give citizens a quick guide to the County Zoning Regulations adopted on September 30, 2015. Read More

Additional questions about the zoning regulations, may be directed to Alexander Norton, Planning and Zoning Administrator – 402-372-6008 or by emailing anorton@cumingcounty.ne.gov

 

When do I need a building permit?

Building permits are required if a County has adopted building codes.  Therefore, there would be no circumstance where a building permit will be issued unless, in the future, building codes would be adopted by the Governing bodies of the County.  Zoning permits will be issued by the Zoning Administrator PRIOR to erecting, moving, adding to or structurally altering, any building or structure within the County Zoning Jurisdiction. Application after construction has been started will result in a larger fee.

 

What do I need to build a residence in an AG1 District?

Zoning regulations require a minimum lot size of 10+ acres.  There are also lot line setbacks and setbacks from Livestock Feeding Operations. A minimum design standard requirement is also in place within the Zoning Regulations.  A zoning permit may be issued after an administrative review by the Zoning Administrator.

 

What do I need to build a residence in an AG2 District?

Zoning regulations require a minimum lot size of 5 acres.  There are also lot line setbacks and setbacks from Livestock Feeding Operations. A minimum design standard requirement is also in place within the Zoning Regulations.  A zoning permit may be issued after an administrative review by the Zoning Administrator.

 

If I own a residence within a zoning district that does not comply with the minimum lot requirement what are my options?

Dwelling units and other structures or accessory buildings located on existing non-conforming farmsteads may be enlarged and altered, and replaced for any reason.  New construction of accessory buildings and structures is allowed on an existing non-conforming farmstead.  However, an existing non-conforming farmstead loses its legal non-conforming status if the dwelling unit located thereon has been unoccupied for more than 12 months and has not received a minimum occupancy standard certificate from the Zoning Administer.

 

What is a minimum occupancy standard certificate?

A standard used to determine the habitable condition of an unoccupied legal non-conforming residence based on a checklist approved by the County Board of Supervisors.

 

What is an overlay district?

Overlay districts are used in combination with base districts to modify or expand base district regulations.  The district adapts to the special needs of the areas of the county and further allows Cuming County’s Zoning Regulations to evolve as the planning and development needs and trends of specific areas also change.

 

What are the requirements to build in a floodplain?

The floodplain district is an overlay district.  All the regulations of the base district would apply in addition to Article 12 of the Zoning Regulations.  Contact the Zoning Administrator for specific information on development within the floodplain.

 

What do I need to expand a Livestock Feeding Operation (LFO)?

There are no minimum lot requirements; setbacks from residential dwellings would apply.  A zoning permit is required after an administrative review by the Zoning Administrator.

 

What do I need to construct a new Livestock Feeding Operation (LFO)?

There are no minimum lot requirements; setbacks from residential dwellings would apply.  A zoning permit is required after an administrative review by the Zoning Administrator.

 

How do I know what Zoning District I am in?

A zoning map is required to be filed in the County Clerk’s Office.  Copies of the zoning map may also be found in the Zoning Administrator’s Office.  The Zoning Map will be available electronically at http://www.cuming.assessor.gisworkshop.com/#

 

Where can I access the Zoning Regulations?

 A copy of the Zoning Regulation can be accessed in each municipal library, in the Zoning Administrator’s Office, Clerk’s Office and on the County Website http://cumingco.com/government/departments/planning-zoning/

 

Do I need a permit to split my farmstead from the farm ground in an AG1 or AG2 District?

No, but the regulations prohibit reduction of parcels or lots by private action to dimension an area below the minimum requirements established in the zoning district if that parcel or lot contains a residential dwelling; AG1 minimum lot requirement is more than 10 acres and the minimum lot size in the AG2 district is 5 acres.

 

What’s a variance?

 A variance is a modification of the application of certain regulations or provisions of the Zoning Regulations by the Board of Adjustment. A variance allows, under certain circumstances, relief from an adopted regulation, if the regulation is determined to result in unnecessary hardship to a property owner.  The Board of Adjustments has specific criteria to follow before a variance is granted. To find specific requirements for a variance and the powers and duties of the Board of Adjustments see Section 18.12 of the Zoning Regulations.

 

What are the penalties for not getting a zoning permit or complying with the Zoning Regulations?

Violations for non-compliance of the Zoning Regulations are subject to a civil violation punishable by a fine not to exceed $500.00 for the first offense, or $750.00 for a repeat offense.   A second or subsequent violation of any of the provisions of the Zoning Regulations within a two-year period shall be deemed a misdemeanor. Each day such violation continues after notice of violation has been given to the offender may be considered a separate offense.  Violations to the Zoning Regulations can be viewed in Articles 18.13 to 18.21 of the Zoning Regulations.

 

How will the Zoning Regulations be enforced?

 The County Board and/or the proper local authorities of the county, as well as any owner or owners of real estate within the district affected by the regulation, may institute any appropriate action or proceedings to prevent use, to restrain, correct, or abate such violation, or to prevent the illegal act, conduct, business, or use in or about such premises.  Any taxpayer or taxpayers of the county may institute proceedings to compel specific performance by the proper official or officials of any duty imposed by such sections or in resolutions adopted pursuant to such sections.

 

Will applying for a Zoning Permit affect my taxes?

Maybe: As part of the Zoning Permit Application Process, the applicant will be required to complete a form provided by the Assessor’s Office.  In order to obtain a fair and equal tax base, ALL improvements to real property are to be reported to the County Assessor’s Office according to Statute 77-1318.01. Unreported improvements may lead to fines and penalties.  It is more than likely that an improvement will raise the valuation of the property.

Taxes are based on the amount of tax dollars being requested by the various taxing entities.  Total valuation is used in the formula to calculate how much tax is due on a parcel of land along with the tax rate.  The tax rate or combined levy, is a combination of all the taxing entities request for tax dollars needed to support their services; example, school, county, township, NRD, Northeast Community College, Pender Hospital District and ESUs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E911 Advisory Board Meeting

Notice of Meeting

Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the E911 Advisory Board of Cuming County, Nebraska, will be held commencing at 7:00 pm October 21st, 2015 in the E911 Communications Center, which meeting will be open to the public.  An agenda for such meeting is kept continuously current and is available for public inspecting at the E911 Communications Center.  The agenda may be modified to include items of an emergency nature, only, at such meeting.

 

Nicole Lund

Board of Equalization Minutes – September 29, 2015

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MINUTES

September 29, 2015

 

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 29, 2015, at West Point, Nebraska Read More

with all members present.

 

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 published as a combined notice with the County Board of Supervisors’ September 29 & 30, 2015 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 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.

 

  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. OVERVALUED, UNDERVALUED OR OMITTED PROPERTY LIST

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

 

  1. TAX CORRECTIONS

The following tax corrections were presented to the Board for approval; ID No. 59870.00 clerical error, corrected the 2014 tax list – added $4,856.41 to the tax rolls; ID No. 59870.00 clerical error, deducted $4,856.41 to the tax rolls; ID No. 12761PP – sold UTV accelerated 2015 taxes – added $72.32 to the tax rolls.  A motion was made by Ott and seconded by Mutzenberger to accept the tax corrections as presented.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Ross, Wiechman, Ott, Mutzenberger and Tichota, yeas; nays none; Sill absent; motion carried.

 

  1. LEVIES

A motion was made by Wiechman and seconded by Mutzenberger to set the levies for county entities at the following rates:

 

Township Rate City/Village Rate
Bancroft 0.086980 West Point General 0.450000
Beemer 0.092373 Water/Sewer/Street Bond 0.038105
Bismark 0.136468
Blaine 0.078318 Wisner General Fund 0.450907
Cleveland 0.048542 Beemer Village General 0.284167
Cuming 0.093013 Bancroft Village General 0.424120
Elkhorn 0.142707
Garfield 0.095877 West Point School Rate
Grant 0.116599 General Fund 0.805081
Lincoln 0.082899 K-12 Bond 0.057006
Logan 0.105204 Special Building 0.010001
Neligh 0.123081
Monterey 0.086358 Wisner-Pilger School Rate
Sherman 0.161833 General Fund 0.656906
St. Charles 0.133826 Qualified Cap. Purpose 0.025225
Wisner 0.109415 K-8 Bond 0.010002
9-12 Bond 0.018986
Special Building 0.088887
Fire Dist. Rate Bancroft-Rosalie School Rate
Bancroft Fire 0.009320 General Fund 0.612426
West Point Fire 0.024292 Qualified Capital Purpose 0.002430
Beemer Fire 0.019195
Wisner Fire 0.009788 Cuming Co. Ag 0.005791
Cuming County 0.129900
 

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

 

  1.  ADJOURN AS A BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

At 11:30 a.m., a motion was made by Ross 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 when necessary. The agenda kept current in the office of the County Clerk and on the County Website (www.cumingco.com).

 

 

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Cuming County Clerk

Approved:  _____________________________

Chairman

 

 

 

Board of Supervisor Minutes – September 29 & 30, 2015

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MINUTES

September 29, 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 September 29, 2015, at West Point, Nebraska Read More

with Meister, Mutzenberger, Ross, Wiechman, Ott and Tichota, present; Sill 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; activities reports from extension educators for August 16th to September 15th, letter from Ameresco regarding Statute 66-1062 – 1066 regarding renewable energy, letter of NDOR regarding new purchase rate increase, letter from NIRMA regarding law enforcement agency coverage and the 2014 Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department Annual Report.  All documents are available for public inspection at the County Clerk’s Office.

 

  1.   MINUTES

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

 

  1.   REPORTS

After reviewing revenue reports from the County Sheriff ($1,667.45), Clerk of Dist. Court ($822.31), Roads (1,323.69), Zoning ($250.00), and County Clerk ($4,061.18), 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; Meister, Mutzenberger, Ross, Wiechman, Ott and Tichota yeas; nays none; Sill absent; motion carried.

 

  1.  RECEIPTS

A motion was made by Ross and seconded by Meister to approve $426,431.91 of miscellaneous Treasurer’s receipts and place on file.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Ross, Wiechman, Ott and Tichota yeas; nays, none; Sill absent; motion carried.

 

  1. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT 2015012

At 10:00 a.m. Chairman Tichota opened a public hearing to consider a request from Gerald Brunnert to separate an existing farmstead in Section 23 T22N R5E. No one was present to object to the permit which was recommended for approval by the planning commission and zoning administrator.  A motion was made by Ott and seconded by Meister to approve conditional use permit #2015012.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Meister, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott and Tichota, yeas; nays, none; Sill absent; motion carried.

 

  1. REVIEW ROAD DEPARTMENT MONTHLY ACTION REPORT AND REVIEW A WORK PERMIT

Chris Howser was present to update the Board on the progress his department had made during the last month.  He also presented an application for a permit to perform work on public right-of-way from Mid-states Data Transport.  The permit would allow fiber optic line to be buried on County Road H from 18th Road to 25th Road.  A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Wiechman to authorize the Chairman to sign the permit.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Meister, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott and Tichota, yeas; nays, none; Sill absent; motion carried.

 

  1. BANCROFT SENIOR CITIZENS DINKLAGE GRANT

Bancroft Senior Citizens presented an application for $1103.00 to make improvements to the building. A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Ott to forward the application from Bancroft Senior Citizens Center to the Dinklage Foundation.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

  1. RESOLUTION 20150903 – FLEXIBLE BENEFITS PLAN AND THE SUMMARY PLAN DESCRIPTION

After review of the Cuming County Flexible Benefits Plan and the Summary Plan Description, Supervisor Mutzenberger, with a second by Supervisor Ott, moved the passage of Resolution 20150903, a resolution to adopt the amended Cafeteria Plan as presented.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Meister, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott and Tichota, yeas; nays, none; Sill absent; motion carried.  (A complete copy of Resolution 20150903 can be found in Resolution Record #1 Page 122).

 

  1. RESOLUTION TO TRANSFER FUNDS TO BALANCE E911 EQUIPMENT FUND

Because the Board is waiting for the official paperwork from the Public Service Commission audit, no action was taken by the Board regarding balancing the E911 Equipment Fund.

 

  1. RECESS AS A BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

At 11:00 a.m. 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 members present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

  1. ALEXIS BURDA DINKLAGE APPLICATION

At 11:20 a.m. the Board reconvened as a Board of Supervisors to review a Dinklage Application presented by Alexis Burda for $10,000.  The funds, if granted, would be used to build a dog park in Beemer.  Burda is working on a Girl Scout Gold Award and selected the dog park as her community project.  After review, a motion was made by Ott and seconded by Tichota to forward the Burda application to the Dinklage Foundation.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Meister, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott and Tichota, yeas; nays, none; Sill absent; motion carried.

 

  1. AGREEMENTS WITH THE NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF ROADS

Two agreements were presented to the Board for execution.  The agreements would allow the County Surveyor to tie-out and re-establish monuments for road projects STP-51-6(105) and AFE-C015.  A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Ross to authorize the Chairman to sign the agreements with the Nebraska Department of Roads.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Meister, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott and Tichota, yeas; nays, none; Sill absent; motion carried.

 

  1. RESOLUTION 20150904 – NEBRASKA REGIONAL INTEROPERABILITY NETWORK

Supervisor Mutzenberger, with a second by Supervisor Wiechman, moved the passage of Resolution 20150904; a resolution to join the Nebraska Regional Interoperability Network.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Meister, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott and Tichota, yeas; nays, none; Sill absent; motion carried.  (A complete copy of Resolution 20150903 can be found in Resolution Record #1 Page 123).

 

  1. INVENTORIES

A motion was made by Meister and seconded by Mutzenberger to approve the inventories presented by the Economic Development/Zoning Department and St. Charles Township.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Meister, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott and Tichota, yeas; nays, none; Sill absent; motion carried.

 

  1.  APPROVE CLAIMS

A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Wiechman to approve the following claims; General payroll and reimbursements $112,168.89; Road payroll $41,784.19; Economic Development payroll & reimbursements $8,537.27; E911 payroll & reimbursements $19,855.59; Lincoln Financial 2371.99 co share supplemental ins, Ameritas Life Ins. 7761.18 co share retire, CC Clerk Insurance Account 2746.12 co share ins, F&M Bank 8255.46 co share soc sec, Adams Co. Sheriff 18.50 mental health bd expenses, Appeara 62.98 supplies, AS Central Services 52.00 supplies, Barone Security 615.26 repairs, Chris Beutler 19.90 mileage, Black Hills Energy 243.04 utilities, Chris Bowers 1000.00 consulting fees, Daniel Bracht 4824.41 reimb, Kevin Brester 18.06 mileage, Cardmember Serv 1034.02 equip, supplies, travel expenses, Central Valley Ag 131.14 fuel, CenturyLink 1559.58 utilities, City of West Point 9508.98 solid waste, City of West Point 150.00 rent, City of Wisner 3462.16 solid waste, Clerk of District Ct 335.00 court costs, Colfax Co. Court 2.25 copies, Consolidated Plastics Co. 1006.21 supplies, Continental Research Corp 348.58 ground care supplies, Cuming Co. Clerk 9.26 reimb, Cuming Co. Court 283.00 court costs, Cuming Co. Sheriff 21.39 postage, Cuming Co. Historical Society 200.00 mowing cemetery, Dell Marketing 239.98 supplies, Dodge Criterion 33.41 publ, Duane Drieling 10.81 mileage, Elite Computers 7.00 supplies, Les Feyerherm 18.40 mileage, Franciscan Care Services 439.00 blood tests, Rick Fullner 15.64 mileage, Graybeals 1.59 supplies, Greatamerica Financial 163.00 equip lease, Nebr. HHS 93.00 institutional care, Jordan Howell 5.00 training expenses, Howells Journal 15.92 publ, Tim Hunke 4.26 mileage, III Corps Clerk 23,000.00 drug program, Jack’s Uniforms 102.78 supplies, Rick Jacobs 18.17 mileage, Johnson & Mock 802.50 ct apnt atny, Russell Kreikemeier 4266.50 ct apnt atny, Madison Co Sheriff 3078.29 prisoner bd, Madison Co Dist Ct 50.00 mental health bd, Microfilm Imaging 59.00 microfilming, MIPS 2692.32 computer support, Judy Mutzenberger 59.80 mileage, NE Public Health Envir Lab 105.00 blood test, NENACO 150.00 reg fees, Sean Linder 84.96 repairs, NE Juvenile Services 1305.00 inmate bd, Nye Technology 95.00 supplies, O’Keefe Elevator 1192.20 repairs, Oakland Independent 63.41 publ, Office Systems 133.00 maint, Val Olson 146.25 court reporting, Leslie Ott 73.60 mileage, Pender Comm Hospital 254.00 inmate care, Pender Times 21.48 publ, Peterson Body & Paint 84.70 repairs, PetroMart 1048.74 fuel, Quality Inn & Suites 207.00 lodging, Quality Printing 760.40 supplies, Redfield & Co 280.43 supplies, Region IV Mental Health 5189.50 qrtly payment, John Ross 73.03 mileage, Rustler Sentinel 20.20 publ, Sarpy Co Court 3.25 copies, Jesse Schold 10.27 mileage, Debra Schroeder 240.74 travel expenses, Sirchie Fingerprint Lab 135.19 supplies, Smidt Sanitation 45.00 serv, Daniel Smith 652.50 ct apnt atny, Alvin Sorensen 17.25 mileage, Brian Sorensen 19.11 mileage, Stan Ortmeier 39.95 repairs, Stratton, Delay & Doele 661.20 ct apnt atny, Teeco 131.35 supplies, Telebeep Cellular 105.22 serv, Thurston Co Sheriff 1500.00 inmate bd, Clarence Tichota 119.60 mileage, Tim’s Sinclair 49.47 fuel, Time Clock Deals 34.72 serv, Trane US 1125.81 repairs, Verizon Wireless 254.42 serv, Village of Bancroft 783.12 solid waste, Village of Beemer 890.50 solid waste, Glen Vollmer 18.40 mileage, Wagner Tire & Repair 367.22 fuel & tire repairs, West Point Home Center 54.07 supplies, West Point Light & Water 3039.89 utilities, West Point News 500.34 publ & supplies, Western Office Tech 11.49 supplies, Glen Wiechman 15.53 mileage, Wisner News Chronicle 143.34 publ, Yosten True Value 164.11 supplies,  Total General Fund $103,637.80; Ameritas Life Ins. 2820.42 co share retire, F&M Bank 3066.08 co share soc sec, Asphalt & Concrete Materials 2039.90 asphalt, Auto Value 4.69 supplies, Black Hills Energy 72.10 utilities, Bomgaars 228.52 supplies & tools, Cardmember Serv 13.48 postage, Central Valley Ag 98.02 fuel, CenturyLink 209.16 serv, Chemsearch 205.22 supplies, City of Wisner 110.52 utilities, Constellation New Energy 24.05 utilities, Conway’s Corner 25.02 fuel, CCPPD 292.35 utilities, Danko 30,559.00 truck, Equipment Services Inc 788.73 parts & labor, Farmers Pride 2711.74 fuel, Great Plains 161.44 utilities, Kimball Midwest 333.06 supplies, Medical Enterprises 31.00 CDL testing, Midwest Service 414.25 signs, Murphy Tractor 107.70 parts, NMC Exchange 5812.80 grader blades, Daniel Niemeyer 44.08 fuel, NENACO 25.00 reg fee, S&S Willers 347.72 gravel, Quality Printing 27.32 supplies, Sapp Bros 4530.09 fuel, Marvin Siebrandt 4221.46 gravel, Skywave Wireless 42.95 serv, Smidt’s Sanitation 50.00 serv, Stalp Gravel 46208.07 gravel, Stigge Machine 150.81 parts, Tim’s Sinclair 3780.42 fuel, Time Clock Deals 15.12 serv, Verizon Wireless 234.62 serv, Wagner Tire 1383.08 fuel, West Point Home Center 10.99 supplies, West Point Light & Water 375.47 utilities, West Point News 200.88 publ, West Point Travel Plaza 489.65 fuel, Wisner Auto Parts 98.56 repairs, Wisner News Chronicle 17.26 publ, Wisner True Value 27.99 chemicals, Yosten True Value 8.74 supplies,  Total Road Fund $112,419.54; GACC 464.00 Dinklage Grant, Total Special Projects $464.00 ; John G Neihardt Found 500.00 grant, Kearney Visitors Bureau 131.23 reg fee, Maly Marketing 1944.67 adv,  Total Lodging Tax Fund $2,575.90; MIPS 275.70 computer support, Total Reg of Deeds Fund $275.70; Glenn Ernesti Estate 8193.55 reimb, Evelyn Schlueter Estate 7014.03 reimb, Total Inheritance Tax Fund $15,207.58; Ameritas Life Ins. 574.50 co share retire, F&M Bank 650.82 co share soc sec, August Ash Inc. 210.37 website expenses, Bankers Advertising Co. 559.45 adv, Beemer Community Club 90.00 adv,  Cardmember Service 984.20 adv & travel expenses, Grandma’s Attic 42.00 supplies, Mels Small Engine 5000 Nielsen Grant, NE Nebr RC&D 40.00 training expenses, Peterson Body & Paint 115.00 adv, Quality Printing 307.98 adv, Skywave Wireless 500.80 website expenses, West Point News 605.50 adv, Total Economic Development Fund $9,680.62; Ameritas Life Ins. 1340.25 co share retire, F&M Bank 1494.41 co share soc sec, AS Central Finance 448.00 teletype serv, CenturyLink 1336.07 serv, Engelhardt TV 1210.00 tower rent, Great Plains Comm 68.62 serv, NESCA 95.00 reg fee, Nebr APCO/NENA 119.00 reg fee, Ramada Inn 74.00 lodging, Time Clock Deals 12.96 fees, Village of Beemer 1500.00 pagers, West Point News 25.90 publ, Total E911 $7,724.21.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Mutzenberger, Meister, Ross, Ott, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; Sill absent; motion carried.

 

The Board agreed to recess until the following morning and reconvene at 9:00 a.m. in the Nielsen Community Center to conduct a public hearing to consider adopting amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and adopting revised Zoning Regulations.

 

September 30, 2015

 

The Board met at 9:00 a.m. at the Nielsen Community Center in West Point, NE, pursuant to the previous day’s business, with all members present.  The Chairman stated that a current copy of the “Nebraska Open Meetings Act” is posted at the entrance to the meeting room and a pamphlet form of the act is available upon request.  He then welcomed members of the public in attendance, which were approximately 20 citizens.

 

Chairman Tichota then asked for a motion to open a public hearing to review amendments to the Comprehensive Plan.  A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Meister to open the public hearing to review amendments to the Comprehensive Plan.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Ross, Sill, Wiechman, Ott and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

Garry Clark, Zoning Administrator, discussed three places in Chapter Five of the current Comprehensive Plan in which the language refers to a 40 acre minimum lot size in the AG1 District.  After review, Chairman Tichota asked for comments from the public.  Marian Metzger was present with comments, but withdrew her comment which pertained more to the Zoning Regulations.

 

With no additional comments from the public, Chairman Tichota asked for a motion to close the public hearing.  As a result, a motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Wiechman to close the public hearing.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Ross, Sill, Wiechman, Ott and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

Chairman Tichota, then asked for the Board to consider adopting Resolution 20150906; a resolution to adopt the amendments to the Cuming County Comprehensive Plan.  As a result, Supervisor Sill, with a second by Supervisor Mutzenberger, moved the passage of Resolution 20150906. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Ross, Sill, Wiechman, Ott and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

Next, Chairman Tichota asked for a motion to open a public hearing to hear support, opposition, criticism, suggestions or observations from the public on the revised Zoning Regulations.  Supervisor Sill, with a second from Supervisor Ott, made a motion to open the public hearing to review the revised zoning regulations.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Ross, Sill, Wiechman, Ott and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

Garry Clark presented a power point presentation regarding the significant changes to the draft zoning regulations as presented at the planning commission public hearing.  Along with the power point presentation and amendments approved for adoption by the planning commission, Clark also presented additional changes to article 14 and article 15.  The changes were discussed by the technical committee after comments from the planning commission public hearing on September 15th.  If adopted, the change would reword a portion of sections 14.03 and 15.03 for clarification purposes.

 

Chairman Tichota then asked for comments from the public.  Marian Metzger asked the Board to consider reducing the minimum lot size to 5 acres in an AG1 District.  Her reason for the request is the cost to construct a new acreage when you consider the price of land,  a septic system and a well.  She stated the combined cost is too high for a young family to build in rural Cuming County.  Jerry Reimers, resident of Dodge County, who has paid taxes in Cuming County for many years, made comments regarding his objection to design standards for a dwelling.  He also objected to the whole zoning concept.  West Point Chamber Director, Tina Biteghe Bi Ndong, thanked the Board of Supervisors and planning commission for the hard work they did to protect agriculture, which is the main economy of the county.  Mark Iden had questions regarding the overlay district which will be discussed more thoroughly during the process to adopt a new zoning map.  Paul Meyer, Chairman of the planning commission, made comments regarding existing acreages and the reasons the work group committee would like to see the inhabitable acreages revert back to bare ground.

 

After no further comments from the public, Chairman Tichota asked consideration of the passage of Resolution 20150907; a resolution to adopt the revised zoning regulations with presented amendments.  Supervisor Mutzenberger, with a second by Supervisor Sill, moved the adoption of Resolution 20150907.  Before Tichota asked for a roll call vote, he asked members of the Board if they would like to comment.  Supervisor Ross stated his objection to the setback for new dwellings from LFOs in an AG1 district.  With no more comments from the Board, Tichota asked for a roll call vote. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Sill and Tichota, yeas; nays Ross, Wiechman and Ott; motion carried.

 

There being no more business, the board agreed to adjourn and reconvene on October 13, 2015 at 11:30 a.m.  The agenda kept current in the office of the county clerk and on the website (www.cumingco.com).

 

 

 

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County Clerk                                                                   Chairman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Board of Supervisors October 13, 2015 – Notice of Meeting

Notice of Special Meeting

Cuming County Board of Supervisors

 

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 October 13, 2015, Read More

in the Supervisor’s 2nd floor meeting room, Cuming County Courthouse, West Point, NE. The meeting is being called to review bids for labor for culvert projects and to approve the Road Department SRA report.  An agenda for such meeting is kept continuously current and is available for public inspection at the office of the County Clerk at the courthouse and on the Cuming County Web Site. (www.cumingco.com) The agenda may be modified to include items of an emergency nature, only, at such meeting.

 

Bonnie Vogltance

Cuming County Clerk

 

Town Hall Meeting

Gov. Ricketts to Hold a Town Hall in West Point – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that he would hold a town hall in West Point on Tuesday, September 29, 2015. Read More

The Governor invites the public to attend the town hall. “Nebraskans are invited to join Governor Ricketts at his upcoming a town hall in West Point,” said Taylor Gage, the Governor’s Public Relations Director. “This is a great opportunity to hear an update on how our state is growing, and also to make your voice heard. The Governor looks forward to hearing your thoughts on how we can move our state forward together.” Senator Lydia Brasch of Bancroft will join the Governor for the town hall. Full details for the town hall to be held on Tuesday, September 29, 2015: 3:00p.m. ‐ 4:00p.m. West Point Town Hall, Nielsen Community Center, 200 Anna Stalp Ave., WEST POINT Questions should be directed to the Governor’s Office at 402­471­2244. ### Taylor Gage Public Relations Director Office of Governor Pete Ricketts 402­471­1970 (office) 402­499­8351 (mobile) Website | Facebook | Twitter

Board of Supervisors Minutes – September 15, 2015

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MINUTES

September 15, 2015

 

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 10:00 a.m. on September 15, 2015, at West Point, Nebraska Read More

with all members present.  The meeting was called to hold public hearings to adopt the 2015/2016 County budget and the public hearing to set the final tax request as a different amount than the prior year; review a resolution to transfer funds to balance the budget, review bids for E911 equipment, review quotes for internet service, employee dental insurance and labor for three culvert projects.

 

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.

 

  1. MINUTES

A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Sill to approve the minutes of the last meeting as read with the change to the meeting time, 10:00 a.m., of the September 15th meeting. All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

  1. 2015-2016 BUDGET HEARING

At 10:15 a.m. Chairman Tichota opened a public hearing to hear support, opposition, criticism, suggestions or observations of taxpayers relating to the proposed budget.  Two members of the press were present.  After review, Supervisor Mutzenberger, with a second by Supervisor Ott, moved the passage of Resolution 20150901, a resolution to adopt the 2015-2016 budget as presented.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Ross, Sill, Wiechman, Ott and Tichota, yeas; nays none; resolution adopted.

 

  1. SET FINAL TAX REQUEST

At 10:30 a.m. Chairman Tichota opened a public hearing to set the final tax request at a different amount than the prior year tax request.  As presented in the public notice, the final tax request is set at $3,064,307 which is an increase of $658,535.02 from last year.  A motion was made by Ott and seconded by Mutzenberger to set the final tax rate at $3,064,307. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Ross, Sill, Wiechman, Ott and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. TRANSFER FUNDS TO BALANCE BUDGET

After review, Supervisor Sill with a second by Supervisor Wiechman moved the passage of Resolution No. 20150902, a resolution to transfer funds to balance the 2015-2016 fiscal budget. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Ross, Sill, Wiechman, Ott and Tichota, yeas; nays none; resolution adopted.

 

  1. BIDS FOR E911 EQUIPMENT

Bids for E911 equipment were tabled from the August 25th meeting.  After review, a motion was made by Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger to accept the low bid from Racom for the hardware & software – $139,061, accept the low bid of Racom for the radio console and a three year service plan – $105,974, accept the low bid from Xybix for furniture – $27,994.63.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Ross, Sill, Wiechman, Ott and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. QUOTES FOR INTERNET SERVICE

Two quotes were presented for internet service for the courthouse from Skywave and Cableone.  A motion was made by Wiechman and seconded by Mutzenberger to accept the low bid and award the bid to Skywave. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Ross, Sill, Wiechman, Ott and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. DENTAL INSURANCE

Amber Potts, Benefits Management, was present to review quotes for Dental Insurance with the Board.  After review, a motion was made by Meister and seconded by Ott to renew the dental insurance policy with Lincoln Financial at the cost of $24.31 per/employee. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Ross, Sill, Wiechman, Ott and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. 4 LANES 4 NEBRASKA

Discussion was held regarding the 4 Lanes 4 Nebraska project.  No formal action was taken.

 

  1. QUOTES FOR LABOR FOR CULVERT PROJECTS

Sunrise Excavating presented quotes for four culvert projects as listed; C-20(552) 13th Road at U-V intersections – $12,500; C-20(553) 9th Road at X-Y intersection $19,500. Two projects were over the $20,000 amount which requires public bids.  A motion was made by Ott and seconded by Ross to accept the bids for C-20(552) and C-20(553) and to advertise for bids for the remaining two projects.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Ross, Sill, Wiechman, Ott and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

The Board agreed to adjourn and reconvene for a special meeting on October 13, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. to receive bids for culvert projects.  The agenda kept current in the office of the county clerk and on the website (www.cumingco.com).

 

 

 

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County Clerk                                                                   Chairman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notice to Bidders

NOTICE TO BIDDERS

Cuming County Board of Supervisors will accepting sealed bids until 11:45 am on October 13, 2015, at the Supervisors Meeting Room, Cuming County Courthouse, West Point, Nebraska, Read More

for labor for two culvert project C-20(541) J Road at 4th-5th intersection – triple 72”x41’ culvert and project C-20(555) 14th Road at B-C Intersection – triple 96” x48’ culvert. Each bid shall be submitted in a sealed envelope to the Cuming County Clerk, 200 S. Lincoln St, Rm 100, West Point, Nebraska, 68788, and marked “Labor for projects C-20(541 and C-20(555)” . The Cuming County Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Each bid shall be accompanied with a certified check or bid bond in the amount of 5% of the total cost made payable to the Cuming County Treasurer that shall guarantee good faith on the part of the bidder. This will be retained by Cuming County until projects are completed to the satisfaction of the Cuming County Board.  Question regarding the projects may be directed to Chris Howser, County Road Superintendent 402-380-2582.

 

Chris Howser

Cuming County Road Superintendent

 

Board of Supervisors – September 29 & 30, 2015

Notice of Meetings

 

Notice is hereby given that a regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors of Cuming County, Nebraska, will be held commencing at 9:00 a.m. on September 29, 2015, Read More

in the regular meeting room of the Board in the Cuming County Courthouse in West Point, Nebraska and continue on September 30, 2015, at 9:00 a.m., at the Nielsen Community Center to conduct a public hearing to adopt revised zoning regulations. Both days are open to the public.  At 11:00 a.m. on September 29th, the Board will recess to convene as a Board of Equalization. Agenda for said meetings kept continuously current are available for public inspection at the office of the County Clerk and on the County Web Site (www.cumingco.com).  The agendas may be modified to include items of an emergency nature, only, at such meeting.

 

Bonnie Vogltance

Cuming County Clerk

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