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December 28, 2015 – Board of Supervisors’ Minutes

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MINUTES

December 28, 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 December 28, 2015, at West Point, Nebraska with all members present. Read More

 

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; letter from Department of Roads regarding the Statewide Transportation Improvement Plan and the Long Range Transportation Plan, a list of bank securities, US Arm Corps of Engineers public notice for application No. 2015-01403-WEH, 2015 Nebraska Loess Hills Report, invitation to TeamMates Chamber Coffee, safety committee minutes from the December 16, 2015 meeting, Build Nebraska Act planning meeting invitation and a notice of settlement of class action and settlement fairness hearing (#9989899393).  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 members present voted yea in favor of said motion; motion carried.  

 

  1.   REPORTS

After reviewing revenue reports from the County Sheriff ($1,146.73), Clerk of Dist. Court ($1,035.90), Roads ($8,408.64), Zoning ($125.00), and County Clerk ($4,897.22), 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, Sill, Ross, Wiechman, Ott and Tichota yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1.  RECEIPTS

A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Meister to approve $270,175.59 of miscellaneous Treasurer’s receipts and place on file.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Sill, Ross, Wiechman, Ott and Tichota yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1.  BEEMER CITIZENS CENTER DINKLAGE APPLICATION

A Dinklage Application was presented to the Board for $9,000.  The funds if granted would be used for operating costs for the Beemer Senior Citizens Center.  A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Wiechman to forward the application to the Dinklage Foundation.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Sill, Ross, Wiechman, Ott and Tichota yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. SCRAP TIRE PROJECT

The Nebraska Loess Hills RC&D Council is preparing for a scrap tire project in Cuming County in 2016 and is asking for support from the County.  A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Wiechman to contact the Road Department to see if they can supply a machine and operator for the 2016 scrap tire project.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

  1.  UPDATE FROM COUNTY SURVEYOR

Nick Seery was present to update the members of the Board on activity in his office.  Seery presented a map identifying the corner pins that he has found and replaced since he took office.  He also informed the Board on future expenditures they will see from his office.  No formal action was taken.

 

  1.  OPERATING AGREEMENT FOR INSURANCE SERVICES

An operating agreement with Innovative Captive Strategies LLC was presented for execution.  The agreement will provided services for the self-funded employee insurance program.  A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Ott to authorize the Chairman to sign the Inception RE, LLC Operating Agreement.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Sill, Ross, Wiechman, Ott and Tichota yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1.  RESOLUTION 20151201

Resolution 20151201 was presented by Supervisor Ross.  The resolution would join an initiative to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in jails.  After review, a motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Ross to table until the January, 2016 regular meeting.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

  1.  RECESS AS A BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

At 11:20 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 present voted yea in favor of said motion.  

 

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

 

  1.  BANK SECURITY

F&M Bank requested the release of security CUSIP 234219LX9 for $865,000.  A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Sill to approve the release of security CUSIP 234219LX9.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

  1.  TOWNSHIP BONDS

Township Official Bonds were presented from Artwin Fullner and Michael Glaubius for approval.  A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger to approve the bonds as presented.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

  1.  BIDS FOR BRIDGE PROJECT C002014440

Three bids were received to replace a bridge on D Road between sections 16 & 21 which tallied as follows: Theisen Construction Inc., Norfolk, NE $406,875.76; Midwest Underground Inc., Lincoln, NE $485,084.00; Simon Contractors, North Platte, NE $494,788.75.  A motion was made by Ott and seconded by Wiechman to accept the full bid of Thiesen Construction for $406,875.76, work beginning June 27, 2016 and completed by September 1, 2016.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Sill, Ross, Wiechman, Ott and Tichota yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1.  COURTHOUSE SECURITY

The Board discussed courthouse security and what steps need to be taken to provide a safe environment for employees and members of the public to conduct business.  They also reviewed a quote from Barone for $799.02 with a monthly monitoring fee of $20 per/month to install panic buttons in the County Attorney’s Office.  A motion was made by Ross and seconded by Mutzenberger to accept the bid as presented.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Sill, Ross, Wiechman, Ott and Tichota yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1.  COUNTY SUPERVISORS SALARIES FOR 2017 & 2018

A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Ott to replace the salaries set in the December 2013 motion for 2017 and 2018 and set the salaries for County Supervisors for 2017 at $14,025.60 with a 3% increase in 2018 and to allow a $2500 stipend for the Chairman of the Board.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Sill, Wiechman, Ott and Tichota yeas; nays Ross; motion carried.

 

  1.  APPOINT MEMBER TO DINKLAGE FOUNDATION BOARD

A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Meister to appoint Steve Sill to represent the County on the Dinklage Board for 2016.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

  1.  CCED DINKLAGE APPLICATION

A Dinklage Application was reviewed from Cuming County Economic Development Inc. for $100,000.  The funds, if granted, would be used to support a housing demolition and rehabilitation program.  A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger to approve the application as presented.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Sill, Ross, Wiechman, Ott and Tichota yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1.  HOWELLS-DODGE DINKLAGE APPLICATION

The Board considered a Dinklage Application from Howells-Dodge Public School for $2,000 for two county residents graduating from Howells-Dodge High School in 2016. A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger, to forward the application to the Dinklage Foundation.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Sill, Ross, Ott, Wiechman and Tichota yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1.  ZONING PERMIT

The Board discussed a zoning permit issued to erect a hog barn in Section 20-22-6 with Lauren Siebrandt and Ken Ortmeier who have neighboring property.  No formal action was taken.

 

  1.  PURCHASES FROM THE LAW ENFORCEMENT EQUIPMENT FUND

A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Sill to adopt Resolution 20151202 and, to repeal the motion and resolution for purchase of equipment and supplies from Law Enforcement Equipment Fund (LEEF) previously approved to the extent such purchases have not been completed, and to approve the purchase of the items listed below in the priority listed, all such purchases being subject to the availability of the budget and funds in the LEEF and subject to available funding from grant funds available through the Nebraska Highway Safety Department, or other sources, if available, provided, however that the agency receiving any such asset, shall, by acceptance of such asset shall accept full ownership of such asset; that such agency shall assume responsibility for the routine maintenance and repair of such asset; that such agency shall use such asset until the same is no longer of use; and, at that time, that such agency will dispose of such asset according the procedure of such agency for surplus property, with the proceeds, if any, retained by such agency and devoted to law enforcement purposes. The items approved and the priority of purchase is as follows:

  1.  Description:  Urine Test Kits (50 @ $7.99 each) – Funding: To be purchased from funds from the LEEF. Grant funds may be sought, however, not required – Approximate Cost:  $400.00 Contemplated distribution: West Point Police Department
  2.  Description:  DVD’s (17 @ $29.49 each) – Funding: To be purchased from funds from the LEEF. Grant funds may be sought, however, not required. – Approximate Cost:  $501.33

Contemplated distribution: West Point Police Department

  1.  Description:  Body Camera (1 @ $349.00) and Wall Charger (1 @ $15.99) – Funding: To be purchased from funds from the LEEF. Grant funds may be sought, however, not required.

Approximate Cost:  $365.98 – Contemplated distribution: Bancroft Police Department

  1.  Description:  Two (2) Tasers and Cartages for Training – Funding: To be purchased from funds from the LEEF. Grant funds may be sought, however, not required. – Approximate Cost:  Not to exceed $2,400.00 – Contemplated distribution: West Point Police Department
  2.  Description:  Cell Phones Service – Funding: To be purchased from funds from the LEEF. Grant funds may be sought, however, not required. – Approximate Cost:  $1,700.00 – Contemplated distribution: Nebraska State Patrol/Officer Randy Davie- Wisner Police Department
  3.  Description:  Rifle/Weapon Accessories (Sights) – Funding: To be purchased from funds from the LEEF. Grant funds may be sought, however, not required. – Approximate Cost:  $2,500.00 (5 @ $500.00 each) – Contemplated distribution: Nebraska State Patrol
  4.  Description:  Flash Lights – Funding: To be purchased from funds from the LEEF. Grant funds may be sought, however, not required. – Approximate Cost:  Not to exceed $1,270.00 (7 @ $100.00 each)

Contemplated distribution: Nebraska State Patrol

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

 

  1.  AGREEMENTS

County Attorney Bracht presented two agreements for execution by the Board. Presented was an agreement with Health and Human Services for Electronic Registration System (ERS II Agreement) which will allow the County Attorney’s office to file certificates electronically and an agreement with Madison County.  The Madison County agreement will allow Madison County to be the lead county for the Nebraska Crime Commission’s 2016 Community Based Juvenile Services Grant.  The Board made the following motions as a result:

 

A motion was made by Mutzenberger to authorize the Chairman to sign the ERS II Agreement with Health and Human Services.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Sill, Ross, Ott, Wiechman and Tichota yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Meister and seconded by Ott to authorize the Chairman to sign the Memorandum of Understanding Agreement with Madison County.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Sill, Ross, Ott, Wiechman and Tichota yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1.  APPROVE CLAIMS

A motion was made by Ott and seconded by Meister to approve the following claims; General payroll and reimbursements $108,277.09; Road payroll & reimbursements $46,725.30; Economic Development payroll & reimbursements $8,356.56; E911 payroll & reimbursements $19,862.16; Lincoln Financial 2421.96 co share supplemental ins, Ameritas Life Ins. 7461.54 co share retire, CC Clerk Insurance Account 14526.71 co share ins, F&M Bank 7957.74 co share soc sec, Advanced Correctional Healthcare 21.36 inmate care, Antelope Co. Court 17.09 supply reimb, Appeara 61.62 supplies, Apothecary Shop 9.03 inmate care, AS Central Finance 26.00 supplies, Auto Value 76.16 supplies, Black Hills Energy 774.78 utilities, Cindy Bloedorn 92.10 extension bd, Bomgaars 109.99 supplies, Daniel Bracht 5462.85 reimb, Cardmember Serv 145.68 supplies & printing, Cass Co. Jail 702.36 prisoner bd, Central Valley Ag 46.99 fuel, CenturyLink 1353.05 serv, City of West Point 8059.22 solid waste, City of Wisner 1818.18 solid waste, Claritus 190.66 postage, Clerk of District Court 105.00 court costs, Comfort Inn 299.85 lodging, Cuming Co. 4-H 43.00 pop machine revenue, Cuming Co. Court 266.00 court costs, Cuming Co. Sheriff 80.59 court costs, Cuming Co. Treas. 250.00 diversion scholarship, Delmont Sign 230.00 decals, Digital Ally 60.00 radio equip, Robert Dinslage 203.18 parts & labor, Thomas Donner 5407.10 ct apnt atny, Eakes Office 221.79 equipment, Electrical Engineering 460.23 repairs, Elite Computers 372.19 equip repairs, Engelhardt TV 45.00 license renewal, Les Feyerherm 18.40 mileage, Fisher Agency 187.00 consulting fee, Margarita Flores 33.45 extension bd, Floor Maintenance 363.60 supplies, Franciscan Care Services 142.00 blood tests, Graybeals 20.08 supplies, Greatamerica Financial 163.00 equip, HHS 90.00 institutional care, Larry Howard 20.00 reg fee, Holiday Inn 1199.40 lodging, Terry Jahnke 95.20 extension bd, Janitor Depot 494.85 supplies, Paul Knobbe 147.75 extension bd, Russell Kreikemeier 4053.10 ct apnt atny, Chris Kreikemeier 33.45 extension bd, Mary Jo Lueckenhoff 5.75 postage, Microfilm Imaging 59.00 microfilming, MIPS 2862.94 computer support, Stuart Mills 843.75 ct apnt atny, William Minich 1450.00 ct apnt atny, Natl Asso. of Surveyors 50.00 dues, NESCA 15.00 dues, NACO 1979.89 dues, NE Assn of Co Treasurers 75.00 dues, NE Assn of Emg Managers 50.00 dues, NE Dept of Revenue 50.67 sales tax, NE Loess Hills 350.00 dues, Nielsen Community Center 275.00 rental fee, NE Research 154.66 equip, Wahneeta Norton 88.20 extension bd, O’Keefe Elevator 1827.39 repairs, Office Systems 133.00 equip maint, Pender Community Hosp 131.00 inmate care, Peterson Body & Paint 55.00 repairs, PetroMart 960.57 fuel, Police Officers Assn 15.00 dues, Postmaster 225.00 postage, PSAN 185.00 reg fee, Quality Printing 1052.59 supplies, Kay Raabe 130.50 extension bd, Revion IV Mental Health 5189.50 3rd qrtr payment, Revolution Center for Seniors 145.03 transportation, Debra Schroeder 201.76 reimb, Skywave Wireless 103.95 internet serv, Sleuth 2177.08 maint renewal, Smidt’s Garbage 45.00 serv, Daniel Smith 1293.75 ct apnt atny, Stan Ortmeier 14.98 supplies, Stratton, Delay & Doele 3480.70 ct apnt atny, Teeco Inc. 98.85 supplies, Telebeep Cellular 53.48 serv, Thurston Co. Sheriff 3150.00 inmate bd, Kassidy Tighe 20.00 witness fee, Time Clock Deals 34.72 serv fee, US Postage Serv 5000.00 postage, Verizon Wireless 313.03 serv, Village of Bancroft 635.44 solid waste, Village of Beemer 1071.46 solid waste, Glen Vollmer 18.40 mileage, Wagner Tire 73.95 tires & repairs, West Point Home Center 16.04 repairs, West Point Light 1894.97 utilities, West Point News 377.00 publ, Western Office Tech 395.00 supplies, Wisner News 545.47 publ, Yosten True Value 266.82 supplies, Total General Fund $106,081.57; Ameritas Life Ins. 3153.96 co share retire, F&M Bank 3444.04 co share soc sec, Alley Cat Trucking 27.00 garbage serv, Auto Value 10.79 parts, B’s Enterprises 2100.00 culverts & blades, Black Hills Energy 199.15 utilities, Bomgaars 766.05 supplies & tools, Central Valley Ag 689.78 fuel, CenturyLink 85.44 serv, Chemsearch 190.27 supplies, City of Wisner 614.85 utilities, Constellation New Energy 312.07 utilities, Conway’s Corner 113.22 fuel, Cooney Fertilizer 2500.00 gravel, Cornhusker Intl 175.25 repairs, CCPPD 353.47 serv, Engelhardt TV 195.00 repairs, Equipment Services 758.85 repairs, Farmers Pride 1218.67 fuel, Great Plains 161.29 utilities, Holiday Inn 199.90 lodging, Independent Salt Co. 4969.50 salt, JR Tools 331.25 tools, Kelly Supply Co. 584.26 grease, Kimball Midwest 660.81 supplies, Mainelli Wagner & Asso. 1992.50 engineering, Mark Spenner 3211.41 freight, Midwest Services 4182.78 repairs, blades, signing material, Murphy Tractor 503.05 parts, Nebr. Dept of Revenue 226.83 sales tax, NMC Exchange 198.63 parts, PowerPlan 587.51 parts, Productivity Plus 1903.20 blades, Ramada Inn 138.00 lodging, S&S Willers 343.67 gravel, Sapp Bros 4501.58 fuel & repairs, Seals & Service 33.56 parts, Marvin Siebrandt 1459.08 gravel, Skywave Wireless 42.95 serv, Smidt’s Sanitation 50.00 serv, Stalp Gravel 24,079.40 gravel, Stan Ortmeier 307.04 materials, Steiny’s Farm Repair 60.00 fuel, Stigge Machine 87.57 parts, Time Clock Deals 15.12 serv, Titan Machinery 81.51 parts, Verizon Wireless 237.47 serv, Wagner Tire 665.01 fuel, West Point Impl. 546.90 parts, West Point Light & Water 522.35 utilities, West Point Travel Plaza 1153.45 fuel, Wisner Auto Parts 23.75 tools, Wisner West 387.19 fuel, Yosten True Value 96.99 supplies, Total Road Fund $71,453.37; Harold R Jordan Memorial Library 3000.00 Dinklage Grant, West Point Schools 52,000.00 Dinklage Grant, Total Special Projects $55,000.00; Heartland Technology Solutions 109.00 records preservation, MIPS 275.70 computer support, Total Reg of Deeds Fund $384.70; Cardmember Service 1700.00 cell phone expenses, Galls LLC 365.98 body cameras, Quality Print 501.33 DVDs, Total STOP Fund $2,567.31; Ameritas Life Ins. 564.06 co share retire, F&M Bank 636.99 co share soc sec, Beemer Community Club 40.00 dues, Cardmember Service 753.50 adv & travel expenses, CenturyLink 42.96 serv, City of West Point 55.00 rental fee, Creative Xpressions 238.80 adv, Nebr Economic Dev Assn 100.00 dues, Quality Print 68.98 supplies, West Point News 134.10 adv, Total Economic Development Fund $2634.39; Ameritas Life Ins. 1340.69 co share retire, F&M Bank 1492.32 co share soc sec, AS Central Finance 448.00 teletype serv, CenturyLink 1015.11 serv, Wade Eisenhauer 58.65 mileage, Elite Computers 1701.68 equip, Great Plains Comm 68.62 serv, NESCA 75.00 dues, Quality Print 9.37 supplies, Brian Schultz 27.60 mileage, Skywave Wireless 71.95 internet serv, Andy Soll 43.70 mileage, Time Clock Deals 12.96 fees, Total E911 $6365.65.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Mutzenberger, Meister, Sill, Ott, Wiechman, Ross and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.  

 

There being no more business, the board agreed to adjourn and reconvene on January 26 & 27, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.  The agenda kept current in the office of the county clerk and on the website (www.cumingco.com).

 

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County Clerk Chairman

 

                                                                  

 

 

 

Democrat Party Caucus

COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY CAUCUS

The Cuming County Democratic Party Caucus will be held March 5th, 2016, Read More

at 2:00 p.m. in the Cuming County Courthouse basement meeting room.  For more information about the event call Iona Michaelis at 402-372-5614.

Courthouse Holiday Schedule

Below is the 2015 holiday schedule Read More

December 24, 2015 – Courthouse closes at 12:00 p.m.  County Court & HHS Office closed all day on December 24

December 25, 2015 – Courthouse closed

December 28, 2015 – Board of Supervisors meeting (Board will meet just one day – MONDAY December 28)

December 31, 2015 – Courthouse open normal business hours – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

January 1, 2015 – Courthouse closed

Notice to Bidders for Bridge Project C20(243)

NOTICE TO BIDDERS

 

Sealed bids will be received by the Cuming County Clerk until December 28, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. for the construction of a three span 100’-9” concrete deck slab bridge and other related incidental work. Read More

The project is located on D Road, between 21 and 22 Road, in Cuming County, Nebraska.  The Bids will be opened and presented to the Board of Supervisors on December 28, 2015, at 11:30 a.m. for consideration

 

The project is referred to as “West Point Southeast, C-20(243)” and shall include all labor, materials, transportation and equipment required for the construction of:  100’-9” three span concrete deck slab bridge on a 0 degree skew with a 28’-0” clear roadway and other related incidental work.

 

Copies of the Bid Documents and Specifications are open to public inspection at the office of the Cuming County Highway Superintendent, West Point, Nebraska. A set of documents may be obtained from Mainelli Wagner & Associates, Inc. 6920 Van Dorn Street, Suite “A”, Lincoln, Nebraska 68506 (Phone:402-421-1717) for a non-refundable fee of $30.00.  All Bid Proposals must be submitted on the forms furnished with the Bid Documents.

 

The sealed bids may be mailed or delivered to the Cuming County Clerk, Cuming County Courthouse, 200 S. Lincoln St. Rm. 100, West Point, NE 68788, and should be plainly marked as, “Construction Bid Proposal; West Point Southeast, C-20(243)”.

 

Along with its Bid Proposal, each bidder shall submit an unconditional Bid Bond or Certified Check made payable to the Cuming County Treasurer, Cuming County, Nebraska, in an amount equal to five (5) percent of the total Bid Proposal.  Also, each bidder is to include an estimated time of beginning and completion for each site with its Bid Proposal.  The desired completion date is September 1, 2016.  The successful bidder (i.e. Contractor) will be allowed eighty (80) calendar days for completion of the project after beginning work.

 

Within ten (10) days following the award of the Contract, the successful bidder shall furnish a surety bond or bonds in an amount equal to or greater than the full amount of the contract.  The surety and form of the bonds are subject to the acceptance by the Cuming County Board of Supervisors.

 

Cuming County, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Dept of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office of Secretary, Part 21, Nondiscrimination in Federally assisted programs of the Dept of Transportation issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all bidden that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, minority business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, sex, age and disability/handicap in consideration for award.

 

The Cuming County Board of Supervisors reserves the right to reject any and all bids or to waive any irregularities in bids received.  Award of the Contract will be in accordance with the County Purchasing Act’s competitive bidding considerations as set forth in Neb.Rev.Stat. §§ 23-3110 to 23-3114, and the Cuming County Board of Supervisors will, at its discretion, award the contract on the basis of the lowest responsible bid received.  Cuming County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

Bonnie Vogltance

Cuming County Clerk

December 28, 2015 Supervisors Notice of Meeting

Notice of Meetings

 

Notice is hereby given that a regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors of Cuming County, Nebraska, Read More

will be held commencing at 9:00 a.m. on December 28, 2015, in the regular meeting room of the Board in the Cuming County Courthouse in West Point, Nebraska  a.m., which meeting will be open to the public.  At 11:00 a.m. the Board will recess and convene as a Board of Equalization.  Agenda for said meetings is kept continuously current and available for public inspection at the office of the County Clerk and on the 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

Notice of Board of Supervisors Meeting – December 28, 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 December 28, 2015, in the regular meeting room of the Board in the Cuming County Courthouse in West Point, Nebraska which meeting will be open to the public.  At 11:00 a.m. the Board will recess and convene as a Board of Equalization.  Agenda for said meeting is kept continuously current and available for public inspection at the office of the County Clerk and on the 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

November 24 & 25, 2015 – Board of Supervisors Meeting

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MINUTES

November 24, 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 November 24, 2015, Read More

at West Point, Nebraska with Meister, Mutzenberger, Sill, Ott, Ross and Tichota, present; 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; extension educators activity reports from October 16 to November 15, 2015, captive insurance report, courthouse utility reports, NACO conference agenda, annual report from the captive insurance group, list of bank securities, and the NWAC Times Newsletter.  All documents are available for public inspection at the County Clerk’s Office.

 

  1.   MINUTES

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

 

  1.   REPORTS

After reviewing revenue reports from the County Sheriff ($1409.25), Clerk of Dist. Court ($2,185.01), Roads (2,616.48), Zoning ($0), and County Clerk ($4,299.51), a motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Ott to accept the reports and place on file.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Sill, Ross, Ott and Tichota yeas; nays none; Wiechman absent; motion carried.

 

  1.  RECEIPTS

A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Meister to approve $457,566.59 of miscellaneous Treasurer’s receipts and place on file.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Sill, Ross, Ott and Tichota yeas; nays none; Wiechman absent; motion carried.

 

  1. COUNTY SCHOOLS DINKLAGE APPLICATION

A Dinklage Application was presented to the Board for $94,000.  The funds if granted would be used to support 94 $1000 scholarships for Cuming County students graduating from the four Cuming County High Schools.  A motion was made by Ross and seconded by Mutzenberger to forward the applications to the Dinklage Foundation.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Sill, Ross, Ott and Tichota yeas; nays none; Wiechman absent; motion carried.

 

  1. TRANE SERVICE CONTRACT

A continuation of service agreement was presented to the Board for approval from Trane for $4,274.00.  The agreement will provide maintenance for the courthouse HVAC system for a one year period.  A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Sill to authorize the Chairman to sign the agreement. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Sill, Ross, Ott and Tichota yeas; nays none; Wiechman absent; motion carried.

 

  1. APPOINTMENTS TO THE EXTENSION BOARD

The Extension Board nominating committee presented names to fill the upcoming vacancies on the Extension Board.  The following names were presented by district: Mary Meister, District #1; Chris Kreikemeier, District #3; Justin Sindelar, District #7.  A motion was made by Ott and seconded by Mutzenberger to approve the appointments as recommended by the nominating committee.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Sill, Ross, Ott and Tichota yeas; nays none; Wiechman absent; motion carried.

 

 

  1. EXECUTIVE SESSION

At 10:46 a.m. a motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Meister to go into executive session to discuss potential litigation.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Sill, Ross, Ott and Tichota yeas; nays, none; Wiechman absent; motion carried.  Included in the executive session was Clerk Vogltance, Sheriff Boyum and County Attorney Bracht.

At 10:55 a.m. a motion was made by Sill and seconded by Ross to come out of executive session.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Sill, Ross, Ott and Tichota yeas; nays none; Wiechman absent; motion carried.

 

  1. 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.

 

Supervisor Wiechman arrived at 11:15 a.m.

 

At 11:30 the Board reconvened as a Board of Supervisors to discuss health insurance renewal with Holmes Murphy.  No formal action was taken. The Board recessed as a Board of Supervisors at 12:05 p.m. to reconvene the following morning at 9:00 a.m.

 

November 25, 2015

 

The Board met pursuant to the previous day’s business with all members present.  The Chairman restated that a current copy of the “Nebraska Open Meetings Act” is posted at the entrance and a pamphlet form of the act is available upon request.

 

The Road Superintendent was present to give his verbal action road report to the Board.  Present also was Virgil Bradfield who gave the Board his concerns about the canyon road in Elkhorn Township.  No formal action was taken.

 

  1. JUVENILE SERVICE AGREEMENT

A Juvenile Service Agreement was presented to the Board for juvenile detention services with a term through June 1, 2027.  A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger to authorize the Chairman to sign the agreement.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Sill, Ross, Ott, Wiechman and Tichota yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. COUNTYWIDE HOUSING PROGRAM

The Cuming County Economic Development Board (CCED) discussed with the Board of Supervisors at a previous meeting the need to create a housing trust fund. The need for the housing trust fund derives from the County housing study and the West Point housing study.  The County housing study shows 377 housing units in the County, not including West Point, in fair or poor condition.  The City of West Point’s Housing Study showed 115 housing structures needing moderate or substantial rehabilitation by 2021.  CCED received a $75,000 grant from the Donald E. Nielsen Foundation to begin a demolition and rehabilitation program.  To create a viable program that will continue into 2021, representatives from the CCED Board approached the Board of Supervisors asking for $100,000 to help support the program.  The program structure will be presented in detail before funds are released.  After discussion, a motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Sill to set aside $100,000 from the Inheritance Tax Fund to support a housing trust fund with the stipulations that the communities contribute participating funds; that housing outside of the communities is included in the program; and that all county banks are invited to participate in the program and enough are in agreement to aide in the administration. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Sill, Wiechman and Tichota yeas; nays Ross and Ott; motion carried.

 

  1. BANK SECURITY

Bank security CUSIP 763155BF4 for $225,000 was presented to the Board as security for funds on deposit with F&M Bank.  A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger to approve the security as presented.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

  1. BENEFIT PACKAGE FOR BUSINESS SPECIALIST POSITION

The personnel committee met to fill an administrative vacancy in the courthouse.  This position will provide support services in the Road Department and County Treasurer’s Office along with some administrative work for the Board of Supervisors. The personnel committee presented a benefit package which would approve a 35 hour work week at $16.00 per/hr with full county benefits.  A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Sill to approve the benefit package as presented.  All members present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

  1. DINKLAGE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

The County High Schools presented an application for $94,000 to support scholarships for the 2016 graduating seniors from Cuming County which the Board voted to forward to the foundation.  An amended application was presented for $95,000 due to miscalculation.  The Board also considered an application from Pender High School for $2,000 for two county residents graduating from Pender High School in 2016. A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger, to forward the Cuming County Schools amended application and the application for Pender Public School to the Dinklage Foundation.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Sill, Ross, Ott, Wiechman and Tichota yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1.  APPROVE CLAIMS

A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger to approve the following claims; General payroll and reimbursements $103,042.19; Road payroll & reimbursements $37,314.08; Economic Development payroll & reimbursements $7750.18; E911 payroll & reimbursements $16,173.25; Lincoln Financial 2421.96 co share supplemental ins, Ameritas Life Ins. 7125.36 co share retire, CC Clerk Insurance Account 25649.52 co share ins, F&M Bank 7557.23 co share soc sec, juror fees 1558.43; Mark Albin 870.75 mental health bd, American Legion Post 70 472.31 co government day expenses, Appeara 61.64 supplies, Apothecary Shop 221.82 prisoner meds, AS Central Services 26.00 supplies, Black Hills Energy 423.46 utilities, Daniel Bracht 4783.98 reimb, Burt Co Sheriff 51.20 court costs, Cardmember Serv 371.73 supplies & training expenses, Cass Co Court 2.75 copies, Central Valley Ag 110.44 fuel & supplies, CenturyLink 1449.68 service, City of West Point 8056.36 solid waste, City of Wisner 2270.58 solid waste, Clk of Dist Ct 70.00 court fees, Cuming Co Clerk 20.00 fees, Cuming Co 4-H 29.00 pop machine revenue, Cuming Co Court 166.00 court costs, Cuming Co Sheriff 67.68 court costs, Digital Ally 415.00 equip, Dodge Co Sheriff 6.00 court costs, Tom Donner 14942.77 ct apnt atny, Eakes Office Solutions 86.37 printing, James Egley 125.00 mental health bd, Engelhardt TV 6867.00 equip, Les Feyerherm 18.40 mileage, Floor Maintenance 357.59 supplies, Franciscan Care Services 142.00 blood tests, GIS workshop 3500.00 licensing fee, Great America Fin. Serv 163.00 equip lease, Linda Hughes 50.00 mental health bd, IAAO 175.00 dues, Johnson & Mock 2287.50 ct apnt atny, Russell Kreikemeier 3084.50 ct apnt atny, Dean Lauritzen 65.21 co government day expenses, Mary Jo Lueckenhoff 9.65 postage, Madison Co. Sheriff 6278.29 prisoner bd, Mailfinance 417.00 postage meter, Brian Mandel 32.65 witness fees, Microfilm Imaging 101.35 equip rental, Milestone Land Surveying 1300.00 surveying, Stuart Mills 2025.00 ct apnt atny, MIPS 2691.36 computer support, NACO 120.00 reg fee, NE Dist Court Clerks Assn 25.00 dues, Nebr. Public Health 147.75 court costs, Nielsen Community Center 150.00 rent, Office Systems 978.68 supplies, equip & maintenance, Val Olson 50.00 mental health bd, Pender Community Hospital 476.00 inmate care, Peterson Body 137.50 auto expenses, PetroMart 1162.28 fuel, Tim Plagge 86.00 material, Quality Printing 2286.86 supplies, Debra Schroeder 98.86 supplies, Skywave Wireless 103.95 internet fees, Smidt Garbage 45.00 serv, Alvin Sorensen 17.25 mileage, Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation 407.00 training, St. Francis Memorial 31.03 court costs, Stan Ortmeier 289.72 repairs, Stratton, Delay & Doele 6790.65 ct apnt atny, Michael Sullivan 50.00 mental health bd, Teeco 144.35 supplies, Telebeep Cellular 26.74 pager serv, Thomson Reuters 312.00 law library, Thurston Co. Sheriff 1650.00 prisoner bd, Tim’s Sinclair 34.97 fuel, Time Clock Deals 34.72 serv, Total Fire & Security 727.60 repairs, Trane US 4145.78 maint, Verizon Wireless 268.59 serv, Village of Bancroft 1334.06 solid waste, Village of Beemer 711.36 solid waste, Wagner Tire 82.75 fuel, West Point Home Center 2.93 repairs, West Point Light 2079.80 utilities, West Point News 1168.06 publ, Wisner News Chronicle 438.76 publ, Yosten True Value 58.95 supplies, Total General Fund $135,653.47; Ameritas Life Ins. 2518.69 co share retire, F&M Bank 2724.10 co share soc sec, Auto Value 320.51 parts, B&B Technologies 13215.08 culvert material, Black Hills Energy 73.36 utilities, Bomgaars 366.06 supplies & tools, Central Valley Ag 299.65 fuel, CenturyLink 48.28 serv, Constellation New Energy 5.41 utilities, Contech Engineered Solutions 21394.10 culverts, Conway’s Corner 366.56 fuel, CCPPD 299.56 serv, Engelhardt TV 118.96 supplies, Farmers Pride 2880.00 fuel, Great Plains 161.29 utilities, Independent Salt Co. 3318.00 salt, JR Tools 430.15 tools, Kimball Midwest 246.37 supplies, Lamp Auto Parts 35.38 parts, Mainelli Wagner & Asso. 22944.92 engineering, Mark Spenner 3111.41 freight, Midwest Service 329.00 supplies, Midwest Services 1823.04 culverts, Murphy Tractor 173010.26 motor grader, Dan Niemeyer 6.11 misc expense, NMC Exchange 545.44 parts, Parts Junction 7.26 supplies, Productivity Plus Account 545.31 labor, S&S Willers 3172.06 gravel, Sapp Bros 3967.55 fuel & repairs, Schmader Landfill 159.60 fees, Seals & Service 103.56 parts, Skywave Wireless 42.95 serv, Smidt’s Sanitation 50.00 serv, Stalp Gravel 23,759.22 gravel, Stigge Machine 118.14 parts, Sunrise Excavating 19500.00 labor, Tim’s Sinclair 2069.36 fuel, Time Clock Deals 15.12 serv, Verizon Wireless 211.74 serv, Wagner Tire 797.62 fuel, West Point Home Center 44.58 parts, West Point Impl. 122.60 parts, West Point Light & Water 303.71 utilities, West Point Travel Plaza 355.64 fuel, Wisner News 29.73 publ, Wisner Auto Parts 156.12 parts, Wisner True Value 9.54 parts, Wisner West 72.15 fuel, Yosten True Value 16.38 supplies, Total Road Fund $306,221.63; CC Economic Development 9290.65 Dinklage Grant, Juvenile Awareness Group 483.39 Dinklage Grant, Total Special Projects $9,774.04; Western Engineering 736,769.51 overlay project, Total Sinking Fund $736,769.51; City of West Point 67.37 training expenses, Nebr. Tourism Comm 150.00 training expenses, Total Lodging Tax Fund $217.37; Heartland Technology Solutions 327.00 records preservation, MIS 503.23 equip rental, MIPS 275.70 computer support, Total Reg of Deeds Fund $1105.93; Theresa Klitz 100.00 serv, Total Federal Grant Fund $100.00; Ameritas Life Ins. 523.13 co share retire, F&M Bank 590.61 co share soc sec, August Ash Inc. 99.00 website expenses, Cardmember Service 2596.52 adv & travel expenses, CenturyLink 2.70 serv, Goldenrod Regional Housing 1652.51 Nielsen Grant, MDG Catering 188.50 supplies, Nat’l Rural Economic Dev. 350.00 dues, Nielsen Community Center 110.00 rent, Peterson Body & Paint 144.07 repairs, RDG Planning 7500.00 consulting fees, West Point News 657.00 adv, Wisner News 223.50 adv, Total Economic Development Fund $14,637.54; Ameritas Life Ins. 1090,39 co share retire, F&M Bank 1210.12 co share soc sec, AS Central Finance 448.00 teletype serv, CenturyLink 821.46 serv, Great Plains Comm 164.62 serv, Marriott 99.00 lodging, Quality Print 189.99 supplies, Time Clock Deals 12.96 fees, West Point News 43.50 subs, Total E911 $4080.04.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Mutzenberger, Meister, Sill, Ott, Wiechman Ross and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

There being no more business, the board agreed to adjourn and reconvene on December 28, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.  The agenda kept current in the office of the county clerk and on the website (www.cumingco.com).

 

 

 

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County Clerk                                                                   Chairman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 24, 2015 – Board of Equalization Minutes

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MINUTES

November 24, 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 November 24, 2015, Read More

at West Point, Nebraska with Meister, Mutzenberger, Sill, Ross, Ott and Tichota present; 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 published as a combined notice with the County Board of Supervisors’ November 24 & 25, 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 Sill and seconded by Meister to approve the minutes of the last meeting as read.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion; Supervisor Ross abstained.

 

  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 Mutzenberger and seconded by Meister to accept the list as presented.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Ross, Ott, Mutzenberger, Sill and Tichota, yeas; nays none; Wiechman 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. 000011780-PP sold business – corrected the 2014 tax list – deducted $4.68 from the tax rolls; ID# 0058650.00-RE homestead correction – added $686.78 to the tax rolls.  A motion was made by Ross and seconded by Mutzenberger to accept the tax corrections as presented.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Sill, Ross, Ott, Mutzenberger and Tichota, yeas; nays none; Wiechman absent; motion carried.

 

  1.  ADJOURN AS A BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

At 11:15 a.m., a motion was made by Sill and seconded by Ott, to adjourn as a Board of Equalization and reconvene as a Board of Supervisors.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

The Board of Equalization agreed to reconvene 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

 

 

 

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 November 19th, 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

Cuming County

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