BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MINUTES
November 25, 2014
A meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Cuming, in the State of Nebraska was convened in open and public session at 9:00 a.m. on November 25, 2014, at West Point, Nebraska with all members present.
Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the West Point News, legal newspaper for Cuming County, one of the County’s designated methods for giving notice, a copy of the agenda being attached to these minutes. Notice of this meeting was given in advance to the members of the Board of Supervisors and a copy of their acknowledgment of receipt of notice and the agenda are attached to these minutes. Availability of the agenda was communicated in the advance notice and in the notice to the County Board of Supervisors of this meeting. The Chairman of the Board publicly stated to all in attendance that a current copy of the “Nebraska Open Meetings Act” was posted in the entrance to the meeting room and the pamphlet form of the act is available upon request. All proceedings hereafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was open to the attendance of the public.
The following correspondence was received by the Board; county extension activity reports from October 16th to November 15th, notice of public hearing from Stanton County Planning Commission, letter from the Nebraska State Bar Association regarding dues to the NSBA, letter from Boucher Law Firm, letter from DOR regarding implementation of Buy America Policy for Utility Relocations, list of bank securities, letter from NIRMA regarding the NIRMA Recommitment Dividend, and Board of Adjustment minutes from July 7, October 20 and November 17, 2014. All documents are available for public inspection at the County Clerk’s Office.
A motion was made by Ross and seconded by Ott to approve the minutes of the last meeting as read. All present voted yea in favor of said motion.
After reviewing revenue reports from the County Sheriff ($1,449.11), Clerk of Dist. Court ($763.79), Zoning Adm. ($500.00), Roads (no report) and County Clerk ($5,814.30), a motion was made by Wiechman and seconded by Meister to accept the reports and place on file. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Mutzenberger, Ott, Ross, Wiechman, Meister, Sill and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.
A motion was made by Ross and seconded by Sill to approve $461,589.90 of miscellaneous Treasurer’s receipts and place on file. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Mutzenberger, Wiechman, Meister, Sill and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.
- HOWELLS-DODGE DINKLAGE APPLICATION
A representatives from Howells-Dodge Public School presented a Dinklage Application in the amount $2000. The funds, if granted, would support scholarships for Cuming County students graduating in 2015. A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Ott to forward the application to the Dinklage Foundation. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.
- MAXIMUS CONTRACT
A 60 month agreement was presented from Maximus for professional services for development of the central services cost allocation plan for an annual fee of $4,200. A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Meister to authorize the Chairman to sign the agreement with Maximus. All present voted yea in favor of said motion.
- REAL ESTATE PURCHASE
Keith Lutz was present to discuss a real estate purchase. No formal action was taken.
- SUPERVISOR COMMITTEE FUNCTIONS
At the October meeting the Board agreed to develop a comprehensive list of County Board Committees to include the functions of the regional boards they currently are appointed to and to describe the commitment needed to serve on the respective committees. The comprehensive list will be used to pass on to future Board members. No formal action was taken.
- TRANE MAINTENANCE SERVICE
Trane presented a one year maintenance contract for $3,986.70 for the heating and cooling system in the courthouse building. A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Meister to accept Trane’s proposal and take advantage of the 3% discount for full payment. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott and Tichota, yeas; nays Wiechman; motion carried.
A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Sill 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.
- EMERGENCY RELIEF CLAIMS
The Board discussed state statute 68-133 with the County Attorney. The statute is in regard to eligibility and assistance for general assistance to poor persons. No formal action was taken.
- EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
Craig Johnson, Holmes Murphy, was present to discuss employee health benefits. No formal action was taken.
At 12:15 the Board agreed to recess and reconvene the following morning at 9:00 a.m.
November 26, 2014
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 Board began their meeting by receiving the Road Department and Zoning Department monthly action reports.
- EMPLOYEE HEALTH BENEFITS
Benefits Management was present to discuss employee health benefits. No formal action was taken.
- CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #289
At 9:45 a.m. Chairman Tichota opened a public hearing to consider a request from Irvin & Carol Lierman to replace a dwelling in Section 17 T22N R6E. There was no one present to object to the permit which was recommended for approval by the planning commission and zoning administrator. After discussion, a motion was made by Ott and seconded by Tichota to approve conditional use permit #289. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ott, Ross, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.
- CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #288
At 10:00 a.m. Chairman Tichota opened a public hearing to consider a request from Rich and Timothy Baumert to separate 4.58 acres of an existing farmstead in Section 14 T21N R4E. There was no one present to object to the permit which was recommended for approval by the planning commission and zoning administrator. After discussion, a motion was made by Ross and seconded by Ott to approve conditional use permit #288. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Ott, Ross, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays Sill and Mutzenberger; motion carried.
- APPOINT CHRIS BEUTLER TO PLANNING COMMISSION
Due to Elwood Moore’s resignation to the Planning Commission, a motion was made by Ross and seconded by Meister to appoint Chris Beutler to the Cuming County Planning Commission to fill the unexpired term of Elwood Moore. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ott, Ross, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.
- LODGING TAX
Discussion was held regarding adoption of a resolution to establish an additional 2% lodging tax for a County Visitors’ Improvement Fund. The County currently has a County Visitors’ Promotion Fund, funded by a 2% lodging tax. A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Sill to schedule a public hearing to discuss adopting a resolution to increase the lodging tax to 4%. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ott, Ross, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.
- DINKLAGE FOUNDATION APPLICATION
A Dinklage Foundation Application was presented to the Board for $5,000. The funds, if granted, would be used to gauge the feasibility of a County YMCA/daycare in West Point. After discussion, a motion was made by Ross and seconded by Ott to forward the application to the Dinklage Foundation. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ott, Ross, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.
- APPROVE CLAIMS
A motion was made by Ott and seconded by Ross to approve the following claims; General Payroll and reimbursements $101,388.77; Road Payroll $35,242.31; Economic Development Payroll $7,725.43; E911 Payroll & reimbursements $14,656.73; Lincoln Financial 1003.53 co share vision & dental, Ameritas Life Ins. 7031.01 co share retire, Blue Cross 22,939.62 co share health, F&M Bank 7138.33 co share soc sec, 3982.93 election worker fees, 2000.00 employee deductible reimb, Advanced Correctional Healthcare 52.24 prisoner care, Appeara 59.10 supplies, Ass’n of State Floodplain Managers 130.00 dues, Black Hills Energy 627.40 utilities, Daniel Bracht 4609.31 reimb, Cardmember Serv 338.70 lodging & supplies, Carney Law 322.50 mental health bd expenses, Central Valley Ag 263.81 fuel, CenturyLink 3205.35 serv, City of West Point 10720.32 solid waste, City of West Point 275.00 rental fee, City of Wisner 2288.52 solid waste, Clerk of District Court 70.00 court costs, Continental Research 385.32 supplies, Cuming Co. Court 198.00 court costs, Cuming Co. Sheriff 185.71 court costs, Dept Correctional Services 512.76 inmate bd, Electrical Engineering & Equip 350.00 repairs, Elite Computers 302.35 repairs, Engelhardt TV 135.70 equip, First Concord 30.00 adm fee, Franciscan Care Services 405.00 blood tests, Graybeals 19.96 supplies, GreatAmerica Financial 163.00 equip lease, Hampton Inn 165.90 lodging, Nebr. HHS 93.00 institutional care, Health Information Management 73.84 court costs, Healthport 20.00 court costs, Stanley Herrick 6.94 repairs, Johnson & Mock 817.50 ct apnt atny, JP Electric 416.80 supplies, Kindschuh Bros 644.31 tires, Russell Kreikemeier 3148.40 ct apnt atny, Arlen Lierman 10.08 mileage, Madison Co. Sheriff 4800.00 inmate bd, Microfilm Imaging 59.00 microfilming, Midwest Medical Transport 2158.00 commercial transportation, Stuart Mills 787.50 ct apnt atny, MIPS 4051.21 computer support, NACO 960.00 reg fee, Nebr. Public Health Envir Lab 105.00 blood tests, Office Systems 315.27 equip maint, Leslie Ott 43.68 mileage, PetroMart 1713.53 fuel, Platte Co. Detention 100.00 inmate bd, Postmaster 220.00 postage, Quality Printing 1418.06 supplies, John Ross 47.04 mileage, Debra Schroeder 352.54 travel & training, Steven Sill 70.56 mileage, Seward Co. Jail 1320.00 inmate bd, Smidt’s Garbage 45.00 serv, Stan Ortmeier & Co. 144.59 supplies, Teeco 111.85 supplies, Thomas & Thomas Ct Reporters 648.00 court reporting, Thomson Reuters 271.50 subs, Thurston Co. Sheriff 6100.00 inmate bd, Time Clock deals 38.65 adm fee, Clarence Tichota 43.68 mileage, Tim’s Sinclair 75.12 fuel, Trane 4328.70 bldg repairs, US Postage Service 2000.00 postage, Verizon Wireless 220.03 serv, Village of Bancroft 135.44 solid waste, Village of Beemer 1072.24 solid waste, Glen Vollmer 17.92 mileage, West Point Home Center 43.71 bldg supplies, West Point Light & Water 1970.82 utilities, West Point News 2801.95 publ, Glen Wiechman 14.56 mileage, Wisner News 1691.70 publ, Yosten True Value 166.65 supplies, General Fund $115,605.74; Lincoln Financial 273.69 co share vision & dental, Ameritas Life Ins. 2378.85 co share retire, Blue Cross 6256.26 co share health, F&M Bank 2555.16 co share soc sec, Alley Cat Trucking 27.00 garbage serv, Auto Value 366.17 parts & supplies, B’s Enterprises 8083.36 lumber, culvert material, Black Hills Energy 294.39 utilities, Board Examiners for Hwy Supt. 10.00 fee, Bodwell Const. 537.75 rock, Bomgaars 804.48 supplies and tools, Cardmember Serv 30.10 adm fee, Central Valley Ag 2200.19 fuel, CenturyLink 176.33 serv, City of Wisner 271.14 utilities, Conway’s Corner 86.02 fuel, Constellation New Energy 40.06 utilities, Crop Projection Serv 487.50 chemicals, CCPPD 311.84 utilities, Engelhardt TV 189.97 cell phone, Farmers Pride 3168.75 fuel, Elkhorn Filter Care 29.50 labor, Great Plains 158.48 serv, Independent Salt Co. 2173.60 salt, JR Tools 25.35 tools, Kimball Midwest 763.56 supplies, Kindschuh Bros 1178.55 fuel, Mainelli Wagner 2371.08 engineering, Mark Spenner 681.10 freight, Murphy Tractor 556.86 parts, Midwest Service & Sales 200.00 supplies, NACO 240.00 reg fee, NMC 756.72 labor, Quality Print 50.70 supplies, PetroMart 80.75 fuel, Phil Reinke 100.00 reg fee, Sapp Bros 5924.95 fuel & tires, Skywave Wireless 43.95 serv, Smidt’s Garbage 50.00 serv, Stalp Gravel 27075.07 rock & gravel, Stigge Machine 76.86 parts & tools, Tim’s Sinclair 5196.23 fuel, Time Clock Deals 15.05 adm fee, Verizon Wireless 230.12 serv, Welding Const. 18985.00 contract work, West Point Implement 610.29 parts, West Point Light & Water 413.00 utilities, Wisner Auto Parts 14.11 parts, Wisner West 82.00 fuel, Yosten True Value 24.99 tools, Total Road Fund $96,656.88; CCED 6422.18 grant, Goldenrod Regional Housing 651.04 grant, NE Comm. College, Maufacturing Boot Camp 1950.00 grant, Total Special Projects $9023,22; Cardmember Service 691.99 workshop, Wayne Herald 595.00 advertising, Total Lodging Tax Fund $1286.99; MIPS 269.90 computer support, Microfilm Imaging 31.00 scanning, Total Reg of Deeds Fund $300.90; Theresa Klitz 150.00 meals, Total Federal Grant Fund $150.00; Cardmember Serv 1500.00 cell phone service, Total STOP Fund $1,500.00; Lincoln Financial 60.82 co share vision & dental ins, Ameritas Life Ins. 521.46 co share retire, Blue Cross 1390.28 co share health, F&M Bank 588.71 co share soc sec, Eugene Lyon 77.44 meals, Cardmember Serv 488.03 equip, travel, etc, CenturyLink 81.42 serv, City of West Point 745.00 rental fee, MDG Catering 297.50 meals, Natl Rural Economic Developers 350.00 workshop expenses, Peterson Body 53.42 vehicle expenses, PetroMart 115.14 fuel, Pizza Ranch 51.35 meals, Quality Printing 165.58 printing, Skywave Wireless 2.00 website expenses, Sleepless from Seattle 326.35 business recruitment, Two Blooms & A Bud 48.15 advertising, West Point News 124.85 advertising, Wisner News 153.30 advertising, Total Economic Development Fund $5640.80; RDg Planning & Design 3264.25 consulting fee, Total Inheritance Tax Fund $3,264.25; Lincoln Financial 121.64 co share vision & dental, Ameritas Life Ins. 987.64 co share retire, Blue Cross 2780.56 co share health, F&M Bank 1113.60 co share soc sec, employee deductible reimb 1513.00, AS Central Finance 448.00 teletype serv, Cardmember Service 25.80 adm fee, CenturyLink 5315.61 serv, Consolidated Management 18.00 meals, Elite Computers 88.00 equip, Great Plains Comm 186.62 serv, Nebr Law Enforcement Training 330.00 lodging & reg fee, NESCA 75.00 reg fee, Time Clock Deals 12.90 adm fee, West Point News 42.50 subs, Total E911 $11,545.87. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.
The Board agreed to adjourn and reconvene December 30, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. The agenda kept current in the office of the county clerk and on the website (www.cumingco.com).
Cuming County Clerk