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September 23 & 24, 2014 – Board of Supervisor’s Minutes

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MINUTES

October 28, 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 September 23, 2014, at West Point, Nebraska with Meister, Mutzenberger, Ross, Wiechman, Ott and Tichota present; Sill absent.

 

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; letter from Chuck Schroeder regarding the rural futures institute, letter from Debra Schroeder regarding extension board appointments and a letter from Larry Dix regarding appointment to the NACO Board. All documents are available for public inspection at the County Clerk’s Office.

 

  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.   REPORTS

After reviewing revenue reports from the County Sheriff ($1182.89), Clerk of Dist. Court ($659.87), Zoning Adm. ($250.00), Roads ($308.29) and County Clerk ($4839.50), a motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Wiechman to accept the reports and place on file. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Mutzenberger, Ott, Ross, Wiechman, Meister and Tichota, yeas; nays none; Sill absent; motion carried.

 

  1.  RECEIPTS

A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Wiechman to approve $230,437.62 of miscellaneous Treasurer’s receipts and place on file.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Mutzenberger, Wiechman, Meister and Tichota, yeas; nays none; Sill absent; motion carried.

 

  1. FORGIVENESS OF BACK TAXES

Discussion was held with the County Attorney about forgiving back taxes.  No formal action was taken.

 

  1. PUBLIC HEARING TO APPOINT MEMBERS TO HOSPITAL AUTHORITY NO. 1

Supervisor Mutzenberger, with a second by Supervisor Ross, moved the passage of Resolution #20140901; a Resolution to appoint Jim Perry and Barb Albers to the Hospital Authority Board No. 1. Board for a six year term beginning  September 29, 2014.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Mutzenberger, Wiechman, Meister and Tichota, yeas; nays none; Sill absent; motion carried.

 

  1. EMPLOYEE HEALTH BENEFITS

Benefits Management was present to discuss options for employee health benefits.  No formal action was taken.

 

  1. RECESS AS A BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

A motion was made by Ott and seconded by Wiechman to recess as a Board of Supervisors and convene as a Board of Equalization.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

  1. BANK SECURITIES

Two bank securities were presented to the board for approval from F&M Bank; security CUSIP 912828HA1 for $3,000,000 and the release of security CUSIP 313370JS8 for $2,000,000.  A motion was made by Meister and seconded by Mutzenberger to approve the securities as presented.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Mutzenberger, Wiechman, Meister and Tichota, yeas; nays none; Sill absent; motion carried.

 

The Board agreed to recess at 11:40 a.m. and reconvene the following morning at 9:00 a.m.

September 24, 2014

 

The Board met pursuant to the previous day’s business with all members present.  The Chairman restated that a current copy of the “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.

 

  1. EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK

Due to changes in the fair labor laws, a motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Sill to change the language on page 22 of the handbook, Paid Time Off Section, #8, to allow payment of PTO hours accumulated by employees whose employment terminates for non voluntary reasons.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ott, Ross, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. PENDER PUBLIC SCHOOLS DINKLAGE APPLICATION

Pender Public Schools presented a Dinklage Application for $1000.  The funds would support one scholarship for a Cuming County student.  A motion was made by Meister and seconded by Wiechman to forward the Pender Public School 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.

 

  1.  CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #276

At 10:00 a.m. Chairman Tichota opened a public hearing to consider a request from James and Carole Neuvirth to separate an existing farmstead in Section 10 T21N R7E.  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 Wiechman and seconded by Ott to approve conditional use permit #276.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ott, Ross, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #275

At 10:15 a.m. Chairman Tichota opened a public hearing to consider a request from Dale Doerneman to establish a home occupation business in Section 36 T22N 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 Ott and seconded by Mutzenberger to approve conditional use permit #275.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ott, Ross, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. ANNUAL ROAD REPORT

A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger to table the annual road report until October 28, 2014.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

  1. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #269

Chairman Tichota opened a public hearing at 10:45 a.m. to consider a request from Ronald and

Teresa Buderus to separate a tract in Section 7 T24N R5E. This conditional use permit was tabled from the July, 2014 meeting. There was no one present to object to the permit which was recommended for approval by the planning commission and zoning administrator. After discussion on the flood plan determination, a motion was made by Meister and seconded by Ross to approve conditional use permit #269 with the condition that a loma map be filed. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Sill, Wiechman, Mutzenberger, Meister and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #278

At 11:00 a.m. Chairman Tichota opened a public hearing to consider a request from Alvin and Ellen Svoboda to establish a livestock feeding operation for up to 400 livestock units in Section 4 T24N R5E.  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 Meister and seconded by Ott to approve conditional use permit #278.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ott, Ross, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

 

  1. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #279

At 11:15 a.m. Chairman Tichota opened a public hearing to consider a request from Dale and Roberta Ruehling to separate an existing farmstead in Section 7 T23N R7E.  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 Wiechman to approve conditional use permit #279.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ott, Ross, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #280

At 11:30 a.m. Chairman Tichota opened a public hearing to consider a request from Paul & Linda Meyer to separate an existing farmstead in Section 5 T22N R7E.  There was no one present to object to the permit which was recommended for approval by the planning commission and zoning administrator.  After discussion and review, a motion was made by Wiechman and seconded by Ross to approve conditional use permit #280.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ott, Ross, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. E911 FULL REMEDIAL MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT

An equipment maintenance agreement was presented to the board for approval.  The E911 advisory board had recommended execution of the document.  A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Wiechman to authorize the Chairman to sign the E911 Full Remedial Maintenance Agreement.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ott, Ross, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1. COURTHOUSE GENERATOR

A discussion was held regarding the courthouse generator.  No formal action was taken.

 

  1. CLOSED SESSION

At 12:00 p.m. a motion was made by Wiechman and seconded by Mutzenberger to enter into closed session to evaluate an employee’s job performance to prevent needless injury to the reputation of an individual.  At 1:00 p.m. a motion was made by Sill and seconded by Ott to come out of closed session.  No formal action was taken.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ott, Ross, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1.  APPROVE CLAIMS

A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Meister to approve the following claims; General Payroll and reimbursements $100,340.37; Road Payroll $33,964.64; Economic Development Payroll $5,671.18; E911 Payroll & reimbursements $14,447.59; Lincoln Financial 1003.53 co. share vision & dental, Ameritas Life Ins. 6957.46 co share retire, Blue Cross 22,939.62 co share health, F&M Bank 7058.12 co share soc sec, Employee Deductible Reimb. 4000.00, Mark Albin 513.25 mental health board expenses, Alco 38.37 supplies, Appeara 59.10 supplies, Awards Unlimited 9.85 postage, Black Hills Energy 320.83 utilities, Daniel P. Bracht 4464.65 reimb, Teresa Brown 74.25 matron fees, Bryan Heartland Psychiatry 455.00 EPC medical expenses, Carmember Serv 545.20 travel expenses & equip, Central Valley Ag 488.34 fuel, CenturyLink 1331.24 serv, City of West Point 10844.36 solid waste, City of Wisner 2921.36 solid waste, Clerk of Dist Ct 107.00 court costs, Consumer Reports 49.00 subs, Cuming Co. Court 85.00 court costs, Cuming Co. Sheriff 26.04 postage, Dell Marketing 169.98 supplies, Dodge Co. Court 2.75 copies, Eakes Office Plus 113.31 supplies, Engelhardt TV & Comm 69.00 equip, Engelhardt TV 42.50 repair, Finance & Accounting 14.25 adm fee, Floor Maintenance 198.27 supplies, Franciscan Care Serv 810.00 blood tests, Graybeals Food 13.32 supplies, GreatAmerica Financial Ser 163.00 equip maint, Nebr HHS 93.00 institutional care, Holiday Inn Express 239.85 lodging, Larry Howard 79.25 travel expenses, JP Electric 864.42 parts & labor, Johnson & Mock 1425.00 ct apnt atny, K&R Equip 4411.00 equip, Kindschuh Bros 137.95 tire repairs & fuel, Kreikemeier Law Office 8375.25 ct apnt atny, Arlen Lierman 10.08 mileage, Mary Jo Lueckenhoff 13.00 reimb, Madison Co Sheriff 5050.00 prisoner bd, Mailfinance 417.00 postage meter, Microfilm Imaging 59.00 microfilming, Stuart Mills 1875.00 ct apnt atny, MIPS 2191.84 computer support, NACo 450.00 dues, Nebr. Public Health 315.00 blood tests, NE Nebr. Juvenile Serv 2863.75 inmate bd, Office Systems Co. 122.77 equip maint, Peterson Body & Paint 458.38 repairs, PetroMart 1595.52 fuel, Quality Printing 847.33 supplies, Region IV Mental Health 5001.00 2nd qtr payment, Schinstock Painting 50.29 supplies, Debra Schroeder 381.06 reimb, Skywave Wireless 275.44 website hosting, Smidt’s Garbage Serv 45.00 serv, Daniel Smith 120.00 ct apnt atny, Alvin Sorensen 16.80 mileage, Super 8 Motel 476.00 lodging, Teeco 124.85 supplies, Telebeep Cellular 53.48 serv, The Lodge at Deadwood 294.00 lodging, Thurston Co. Sheriff 2350.00 prisoner bd, Tim’s Sinclair 36.84 fuel, US Postage 3000.00 postage, Verizon Wireless 329.70 serv, Village of Bancroft 249.84 solid waste, Village of Beemer 1300.00 solid waste, Wayne Co. Sheriff 18.50 court costs, West Point Light & Water 2757.24 utilities, West Point News 923.26 publ, Wisner News 20.00 publ, Yosten True Value 256.29 supplies, Total General Fund $115,861.93; Lincoln Financial 273.69 co share vision & dental, Ameritas Life Ins. 2292.62 co share retire, Blue Cross 6256.26 co share health, F&M Bank 2457.43 co share soc sec, Auto Value 81.78 supplies, Black Hills Energy 66.85 utilities, Bomgaars 361.54 tools & supplies, Bodwell Construction 542.16 rock, Central Valley Ag 2627.13 fuel, CenturyLink 98.57 service, City of Wisner 206.39 utilities, Constellation New Energy 14.59 utilities, Conway’s Corner 8.01 fuel, Crop Production Service 598.13 chemicals, CCPPD 286.96 utilities, Diamond Vogel Paint Center 503.52 paint, Engelhardt TV 19.99 supplies, Farmers & Feeders Tire & Serv 45.00 tire repair, Great Plains 158.36 serv, Husker Steel 4125.00 bridge material, Independent Salt 2172.30 salt, JR Tools 550.30 tools, Kindschuh Bros. 1063.61 fuel, Mark Spenner 1395.62 salt, Midwest Service & Sales 186.50 signs & supplies, NMC 677.42 repairs, North American Truck & Trailers 607.85 parts, Parts Junction 56.10 supplies, Quality Printing 59.17 supplies, S&S Willers 7993.89 gravel, Sapp Bros 12811.96 fuel & tires, Seals & Service 98.78 parts, Marvin Siebrandt 6385.70 gravel, Skywave Wireless 43.95 serv, Smidt’s Garbage Serv 50.00 serv, Stalp Gravel 54144.39 gravel, Stigge Machine 606.11 parts, Tighton Fastener 53.48 chemicals, Tim’s Sinclair 1847.34 fuel, Titan Machinery 3113.99 parts, West Point News 278.78 publ, Verizon Wireless 210.82 serv, West Point Light & Water 363.04 utilities, Wisner West 94.50 fuel, Total Road Fund $115,889.58; Guardian Angels/Central Catholic 36504.60  Dinklage Grant, Total Special Projects $36,504.60;  Beemer Community Club 483.27 grant, Cardmember Service 19.99 postage, Cuming Co. Ag Society 1500.00 grant, Nielsen Center 208.00 training, Road Gems Car Club 1500.00 grant, Skywave Wireless 50.08 website hosting fee, Total Lodging Tax Fund $3,761.34; MIPS 269.90 computer support, Skywave Wireless 50.08 website hosting fees, Total Reg of Deeds Fund $319.98; Lincoln Financial  30.41 co share vision & dental ins, Ameritas Life 382.80 co share retire, Blue Cross 695.14 co share health, F&M Bank 431.56 co share soc sec, Beemer Comm Club 40.00 adv, Cardmember Serv 128.53 workshop expenses, etc, Centurylink 43.05 serv, Karen Palmer 150.00 supplies, Hide-away Grill 5000.00 Nielsen grant, Ideal Wheels 650.42 Nielsen Grant,  Quality Printing 25.80 supplies, Skyware Wireless 125.20 website hosting, West Point News 93.00 adv, Wisner News 36.75 adv, Total Economic Development Fund $7,802.25; Lincoln Financial 121.64 co share vision & dental, Ameritas Life 974.91 co share retire, Blue Cross 2780.56 co share health, F&M Bank 1097.59 co share soc sec, AS Central Finance 448.00 teletype serv, CenturyLink 402.56 serv, Great Plains Comm 68.62 serv, Nebr APCO/NENA 119.00 reg fee, NENA 275.00 reg fee, Quality Printing 189.99 supplies, Ramada Inn 216.00 lodging, Total E911 $6,693.87.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ross, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; Ott absent; motion carried.

 

The Board agreed to adjourn and reconvene October 28 & 29, 2014 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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Cuming County Clerk

Approved:  _____________________________

Chairman

 

 

 

 

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