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Joint Board of Supervisors/Planning Commission Mtg – August 4, 2015

Notice of Meeting

Joint Cuming County Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors

 

Notice is hereby given that a special joint meeting of the Board of Supervisors and the Planning Commission of Cuming County, Nebraska, will be held commencing at 7:00 p.m. on August 4, 2015 in the courthouse basement meeting room, West Point, Nebraska, which meeting will be open to the public.  The meeting is being called to review the draft zoning regulations document and the revised zoning map.  The agenda for said meeting 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 agenda may be modified to include items of an emergency nature, only, at such meeting.

 

Bonnie Vogltance

Cuming County Clerk

Board of Equalization Minutes – July 22, 2015

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MINUTES

July 22, 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 9:00 a.m. on July 22, 2015, Read More

at West Point, Nebraska with all members present.

 

Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the Wisner News Chronicle, legal newspaper for Cuming County and on the County Website, 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 July 22, 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 in the entrance to the meeting room and the pamphlet form of the act is available upon request.  All proceedings hereafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was open to the attendance of the public.

 

  1. MINUTES

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

 

  1. TAX CORRECTIONS

The following tax correction was presented to the Board for approval; ID# 000000015 – PP; sold business, accelerated the 2015 personal property taxes as 2014; added $106.84 to the tax rolls.  A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Meister to accept the tax correction as presented.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Ross, Sill, Wiechman, Ott and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. OVERVALUED, UNDERVALUED OR OMITTED PROPERTY LIST

An overvalued, undervalued or omitted property list was presented to the Board of approval.  A motion was made by Ross and seconded by Mutzenberger to approve the list as presented. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Ross, Sill, Wiechman, Ott and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. PROTEST HEARINGS

#4  Douglas Redding

Legal description:  SE1/4 SW1/4 Dec 15 T23N R7E 40 acres

Assessed Value: $118,645 – Requested Value:  100,000

Reason for protest:  pasture ground is unusable due to wet conditions

Assessor’s recommendation: $115,440

A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Meister to accept the recommendation made by the County Assessor and set the value at $115,440. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Sill, Meister and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

#5  Thomas Donner

Legal description:  tract in N1/2 Sec 5 T23N R4E 52.4 acres

Assessed Value: $37,570 – Requested Value: $15,100

Reason for protest:  property is subject to wetlands reserve program easement and trees were destroyed in 2014 tornado

Assessor’s recommendation: $33,505

A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Ott to accept the recommendation made by the County Assessor and set the value at $33,505. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Sill, Meister and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

#6  Larry French

Legal description:  TL 26, 32 & 33 West Point Industrial Tract North

Assessed Value: $89,105 – Requested Value:  $76,290

Reason for protest:  property is in a flood plain, no major updates, drainage ditch is silted in and overgrown with weeds and flood gate is in terrible shape

Assessor’s recommendation: $71,765

A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Wiechman to reduce the valuation to $79,250.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Sill, Meister and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

#7  Mary Neiman

Legal description:  Lots, 18, 19, 22 & 23, Blk 3, Blairs Add, West Point City

Assessed Value: $73,880 – Requested Value:  $63,360

Reason for protest:  flood plain area, commercial district across the street, relocation of gravel pit caused additional truck traffic

Assessor’s recommendation: $70,530

A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger set the valuation at $64,360.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Sill, Meister and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

#8  Tyler Westerman

Legal description:  S50’ Lot 2, Blk 48, West Point City

Assessed Value: $81,240 – Requested Value:  $62,000

Reason for protest:  small lot and not garage, purchased for much less

Assessor’s recommendation: $69,290

A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Wiechman to accept the Assessor’s recommendation and set the valuation at $69,290. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Sill, Meister and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

#9  Western Ventures

Legal description:  N 22’ of lots 5 all of 6 and 22’ of lot 7, Blk 9, West Point City

Assessed Value: $193,070 – Requested Value:  $190,000

Reason for protest: some units are still tied to a HUD agreement, current occupancy rate and current condition of the property

Assessor’s recommendation: $193,070

A motion was made by Meister and seconded by Ott to reduce the valuation to $190,000 with the understanding that the property will be reviewed again next year.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Sill, Meister and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

#10  Western Ventures

Legal description:  S 16’ Lot 8 and all Lot 7, Blk 16, West Point City

Assessed Value: $170,115.00 – Requested Value:  $146,528.00

Reason for protest: some units are still tied to a HUD agreement, current occupancy rate and current condition of the property

Assessor’s recommendation: $170,115

A motion was made by Wiechman and seconded by Mutzenberger to reduce the valuation to $156,520 with the understanding that the property will be reviewed again next year.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Sill, Meister and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

#11  Roberta Luedtke

Legal description:  S 30’ lot 5 and all of lot 6, Blk 76, 4th Add, Wisner City

Assessed Value: $80,375 – Requested Value:  $77,220

Reason for protest:  property increase too much in one year and neighboring property not cared for

Assessor’s recommendation: reduce to $80,375

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

 

#12  Ken Metzger

Legal description:  TL 5, Sec 12 T23N R6E 5.62 acres

Assessed Value: $38,635 – Requested Value:  $21,525.00

Reason for protest:  the inability to sell the property to build a home due to current zoning

Assessor’s recommendation: $38,635

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

 

 

#13  L-Four LLC

Legal description:  NE1/4 Sec 31 T23N R4E 160 acres

Assessed Value: $765,720 – Requested Value:  $727,434

Reason for protest:  third year in a row on bid increases in the assessed value

Assessor’s recommendation: $765,720

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

 

#14 L-Four LLC

Legal description:  S1/2NE1/4 & N1/2SE1/4 Sec 27 T22N R4E

Assessed Value: $857,585 – Requested Value:  $797,554

Reason for protest:  third year in a row on bid increases in the assessed value

Assessor’s recommendation: $857,585

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

 

#15  Carol Krokstrom Trust

Legal description:  W1/2 SE1/4 Sec 26 R21N R6E 80 acres

Assessed Value: $438,185 – Requested Value:  none stated

Reason for protest:  greedy valuation hikes, State trying to push towards corporate farming

Assessor’s recommendation: $428,185

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

 

#16  Carol Krokstrom Trust

Legal description:  N1/2 NE1/4 Sec 10 R24N R7E 80 acres

Assessed Value: $408,455 – Requested Value:  none stated

Reason for protest:  greedy valuation hikes, State trying to push towards corporate farming

Assessor’s recommendation: $408,455

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

 

#17  Derick and Amanda Engelbart

Legal description:  lot 6 Lakeview Subd 3.68 acres

Assessed Value: $281,095 – Requested Value:  $272,983

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

 

  1. ADJOURN AS A BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

The Board agreed to adjourn as a Board of Equalization and convene as a Board of Supervisors.  All vote yea in favor of said motion. The Board of Equalization will reconvene as needed.

 

 

Bonnie Vogltance

Cuming County Clerk

Approved:  ____________________________

Chairman

 

 

 

 

Board of Supervisors Minutes – July 22, 2015

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MINUTES

July 22, 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 1:30 p.m. on July 22, 2015, Read More

at West Point, Nebraska with all members present.  The meeting was called to review the county employee insurance report and to authorize the County Clerk to complete the annual certification form for STP and HBP funds receive by the Department of Roads.

 

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. HEALTH INSURANCE

The Board reviewed the four month report regarding the county employee health insurance program.  The Board will be addressing renewing the program for 2016 at their August meeting.  No formal action was taken.

 

  1. ANNUAL CERTIFICATE FOR STP AND HBP FUNDS

The County is required by the Department of Roads to complete an annual certificate indicating how the funds allocated to counties through the “Highway Street Buyback Program” and the “Highway Bridge Buyback Program” are being used.  The Board of Supervisors is required to authorize a person from the Local Public Agency (county) to complete the Certificate.  A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger to authorize the County Clerk to complete the annual certification form for STP and HBP funds.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Mutzenberger, Ott, Wiechman, Ross, Sill and Ticota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

The Board agreed to adjourn and reconvene on July 28 & 29, 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notice of Meeting – July 28 & 29, 2015

Notice of Meeting

 

Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Board of Supervisors of Cuming County, Nebraska, will be held commencing at 9:00 a.m. on July 28th, 2015, Read More

and continue on July 29th, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. 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. Agenda for said meeting 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

Board of Supervisors Meeting

County Supervisor/County Board of Equalization

Notice of Meeting

 

Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Board of Equalization of Cuming County, Nebraska, will be held commencing at 9:00 a.m. on July 22, 2015, local time Read More

at the regular meeting room of the Board in the Cuming County, Nebraska courthouse in West Point, Nebraska, which meeting will be open to the public.  The meeting is called to conduct real estate protest hearings.  The Cuming County Board of Supervisors will meet on July 22, 2015 at the conclusion of the Board of Equalization meeting to discuss employee health insurance and to authorize the County Clerk to act on the County’s behalf to report on STP and HBP funds received from the State.  An agenda for such meetings 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notice to Bidders – E911 Center

NOTICE TO BIDDERS

Bids for E911 Center

 

Sealed bids will be taken to replace the E-911 phone hardware and software, radio console for the E-911 center and furniture to support an E-911 system until August 25, 2015, Read More

at which time the bids will be reviewed by the County Board of Supervisors.  Bids for E-911 phone hardware and software will be opened at 10:00 a.m.  Bids for the radio console for the E-911 center will be opened at 10:10 a.m. and bids for the furniture to support an E-911 system will be opened at 10:20 a.m. Specifications for bids may be obtained at the County Clerk’s Office or on the County Website (www.cumingco.com).  Bids may be delivered or mailed to the Cuming County Clerk’s Office, 200 S Lincoln St, Rm 100, West Point, NE  68788.  If bidding all three projects, please submit each bid in a separate envelope indicating which project is enclosed. The Cuming County Board of Supervisors reserves the right to reject any or all bids.

 

Bonnie Vogltance

Cuming County Clerk’s Office

 

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 July 22nd, 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

 

Notice To Bidders – One Ton Dually Truck

NOTICE TO BIDDERS

Cuming County Board of Supervisors will accepting sealed bids until 9:30am on July 29, 2015, at the Supervisors Meeting Room, Cuming County Courthouse, West Point, Nebraska, for a new one ton dually truck. Read More

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 “One Ton Dually” bids. The Cuming County Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Each bid shall be accompanied with a certified check in the amount of $500.00 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 all specifications and shipments have been completed to the satisfaction of the Cuming County Board.  Truck specifications may be found on the Cuming County Website www.cumingco.com.

 

Daniel Niemeyer

Cuming County Weed Superintendent

 

Truck to meet minimum specifications with all new equipment installed and operating as follows:

(If unable to meet these specifications please note so and also what you have that is comparable)

TRUCK SPECIFICATIONS

  1. 2015 model year or newer
  2. GVWR 13200 lbs.
  3. Dual rear wheel
  4. 0L V8 with 322 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque or comparable
  5. Heavy duty automatic transmission
  6. 4-wheel drive with manual shift lever
  7. Power steering and power brakes
  8. Front recovery hooks
  9. Full size spare tire
  10. 35 gallon fuel tank
  11. Four door extended cab (NOT CREW CAB)
  12. Wheelbase shall be capable for the mounting of an 8′ flatbed
  13. Air conditioning
  14. Tilt-wheel adjustable steering column
  15. Cruise control
  16. AM/FM stereo with auxiliary jack
  17. Fold-away camper-style rearview mirrors
  18. Integrated trailer brake controller
  19. 4-upfitter switches
  20. Vinyl; reclining,3-person, front seats with fold up center console
  21. Vinyl one piece floor mat
  22. Bids to include all services and adjustments provided in the manufacturer’s standard warranty for this type of vehicle.
  23. Bids to include the factory volume set of service manuals along with the owner’s manual
  24. The above general specifications shall be considered minimum and where the manufacturer’s standard component parts exceed these specifications, the standard components shall apply.
  25. In making the final selection of the vehicle to be ordered, the county board of supervisors may consider, in addition to the bid price, such factors as parts availability, service, warranty and delivery time.
  26. New vehicle to be delivered to the Cuming County Road Dept. Shop, West Point, NE
  27. Payment of vehicle will only be made after the vehicle is delivered, inspected and factory service manuals are handed over to the maintenance staff.

 

Any questions contact: Dan at (402-922-1857

 

Board of Equalization Minutes – June 23, 2015

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MINUTES

June 23, 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 1:00 p.m. on June 23, 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 published as a combined notice with the County Board of Supervisors’ June 23 & 24, 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 Mutzenberger to approve the minutes of the last meeting as read.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

  1. TAX CORRECTIONS

The following tax corrections were presented to the Board for approval; ID# 000010120 – PP – corrected cost for 2013 & 2014 – deducted $1,047.68 from the tax rolls.  A motion was made by Ross and seconded by Ott to accept the corrections as presented.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Ross, Sill, Wiechman, Ott, Mutzenberger and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. OVERVALUED, UNDERVALUED OR OMITTED PROPERTY LIST

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

 

  1. 4. PROTEST HEARINGS

#1) Humbug Investments LLC

Legal description:  Lot 1, Blk 14 Wisner Original

Assessed Value: $21,650 – Requested Value:  $19,750

Reason for protest:  removing sheds and property in rough shape

Assessor’s recommendation: reduce valuation to $20,350

A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Ott to accept the Assessor’s recommendation and change the value to $20,350. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Sill, Meister and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

#2) Chyanne Krause

Legal description:  E1/2 Lot 5 Blk 37 WPC

Assessed Value: $66,505 – Requested Value:  $62,500

Reason for protest:  neighborhood and square footage don’t warrant the increase in valuation

Assessor’s recommendation:  $63,490

A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger to accept the Assessor’s recommendation and change the value to $63,490. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Sill, Meister and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

#3) Jena Brazada-Toy

Legal description:  Lot 54, Valley View Add, Wisner City

Assessed Value: $129,090 – Requested Value:  $105,560

Reason for protest:  property has been listed for $134,900 and reduced to $124,000 and currently there is a pending sale for less than the current valuation.  Property needs a considerable amount of work to sell for current valuation.

Assessor’s recommendation:  $110,975

A motion was made by Meister and seconded by Sill to accept the Assessor’s recommendation and change the value to $110,975. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Sill, Meister and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

 

#5.  VEHICLE EXEMPTION

A vehicle exemption application to exempt motor vehicle taxes was submitted from Franciscan Care Services for a 2015 Ford Focus and a 2015 Chevrolet Sonic.  A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Wiechman to accept the application as presented.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Sill, Meister and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1.  ADJOURN AS A BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

At 2:15 p.m., a motion was made by Sill and seconded by Wiechman 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 July 21st and 22nd, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. for protest hearings. The agenda kept current in the office of the County Clerk and on the County Website (www.cumingco.com).

 

 

_____________________________________

Cuming County Clerk

Approved:  _____________________________

Chairman

 

 

 

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