BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MINUTES
July 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 July 28, 2015, at West Point, Nebraska with all members present.
Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication on the County Website and in the Wisner News Chronicle, legal newspaper for Cuming County, two of the County’s designated methods for giving notice, a copy of the agenda being attached to these minutes. Notice of this meeting was 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; thank you letters from Dinklage scholarship recipients, Probation 2015-2016 budget report, thank you letter from Knox County for services received from the Emergency Manager and a letter from DHHS regarding future billing for competency evaluation. All documents are available for public inspection at the County Clerk’s Office.
A motion was made by Wiechman and seconded by Mutzenberger 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 ($1,444.30), Clerk of Dist. Court ($536.93), Roads ($2,013.05), Zoning – includes months of May, June and July ($450.00) and County Clerk ($7,487.06), a motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Sill to accept the reports and place on file. All present voted yea in favor of said motion.
A motion was made by Meister and seconded by Mutzenberger to approve $359,389.82 of miscellaneous Treasurer’s receipts and place on file. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Wiechman, Sill, Mutzenberger, Meister and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.
- BIDS FOR PATROL VEHICLE
Two bids were received for a new patrol vehicle. The bids included trading a 2010 Ford Explorer. The bids tallied as follows; Woodhouse – 2015 Ford Explorer with trade $25,460; Courtesy Ford – 2016 Ford Explorer with trade $19,978. A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger to accept the bid from Courtesy Ford, Norfolk, NE for a 2016 Ford Explorer, trading a 2010 Ford Explorer. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Wiechman, Sill, Mutzenberger, Meister and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.
- NEIHARDT DINKLAGE APPLICATION
A Dinklage application was presented to the Board for approval from the John G. Neihardt Historic Site for $25,000. The funds, if granted, would be used for a sculpture project. A motion was made by Ott and seconded by Mutzenberger to forward the application to the foundation. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Wiechman, Sill, Mutzenberger and Tichota, yeas; nays Meister; motion carried.
- RECESS AS A BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
The Board spent some time reviewing county department budgets for 2015-2016. At 11:35 a.m. the Board agreed to recess until the following morning at 9:00 a.m.
July 29, 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 Board continued their meeting from the previous day by receiving the monthly action report from the Road Department and reviewing the 2015-2016 road budget.
- BIDS FOR TRUCK
Two bids for a truck for the weed department were submitted from Danko Emergency Equipment, Snyder, NE for a 2016 Ford F350 for 30,259.00 and a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD for $33,093.00. A motion was made by Tichota and seconded by Ott to purchase the Ford F350 for $30,259. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Wiechman, Sill, Meister, Mutzenberger and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.
- QUOTES FOR MATERIAL
Two quotes were received for materials for culvert project C-20(522) as follows; Midwest Service & Sales – $13,567.98 and B’s Enterprises $13,215.00. A motion was made by Ott and seconded by Sill to accept the quote from B’s Enterprises for $13,215.00. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Wiechman, Sill, Meister, Mutzenberger and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.
- BIDS FOR THREE CULVERT PROJECTS
Three bids were received to provide materials for projects C-20(533), C-20(541) and C-20(555) and tallied as follows; ConTech Engineered Solutions – $75,379.70; B’s Enterprises Inc. – $88,620.60; Midwest Service & Sales $83,129.66. After review, a motion was made by Wiechman and seconded by Mutzenberger to award the bid to ConTech Engineered Solutions, Lincoln, NE. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Wiechman, Sill, Meister, Mutzenberger and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.
- CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT 2015008
At 10:15 a.m. Chairman Tichota opened a public hearing to consider a request from David Peterson to erect a 301-1000 AU swine confinement barn in the E1/2SW1/4 Section 34 T22N R5E. No one was present to object to the permit which was recommended for approval by the planning commission and zoning administrator. A motion was made by Ott and seconded by Mutzenberger to approve conditional use permit #2015008 pending survey from DEQ. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott and Tichota, yeas; nays, none; motion carried.
- ZONING CHANGE
At 10:30 a.m. Chairman Tichota opened a public hearing to consider a zoning change request from Loren Siebrandt for the Lake Valley View Subdivision located in Section 20 T22N R6E. No one was present to object to the permit which was recommended for approval by the planning commission and zoning administrator. A motion was made by Ross and seconded by Ott to approve the request to change the Lake Valley View Subdivision lot 1 to residential and lot 5 to commercial. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Meister, Sill, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott and Tichota, yeas; nays, none; motion carried.
- CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #2015009
The Cuming County Planning Commission tabled conditional use permit #2015009, therefore no formal action was taken by the Board of Supervisors.
- BIDS FOR CULVERT CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
Due to the lack of bids for the labor for construction projects C20(533), C20(541) and C20(555), no action was taken.
- APPROVE CLAIMS
The following county positions receive salaries or wages as listed; County Supervisors $1107.08 to 1315.41, County Officials $4369.00 – $4748.33, Deputies $19.16 – $20.73 per/hr, Appraiser $4630.00, Office Assistants $12.00 – $20.73 per/hr, Custodian $16.60 – $19.00 per/hr, Sheriff Deputies $3,921.00 – $4,290.00, Matrons $13.00 per/hr, Diversion Coordinator $2625.00, Emg. Manager/VSO $4870.25, Deputy Emg. Manager $325.00, Surveyor $1000.00, Highway Supt. $5163.33, Road Foreman $26.63 per/hr, Road Equipment Operators $17.30 – $23.02 per/hr, Sign Maintenance $19.65 per/hr, Weed Supt./Mechanic $21.25 per/hr, Economic Development/Zoning Adm. $7337.85, Dispatchers $13.50 – $20.50 per/hr. Dispatchers receive an additional $1.50 per/hr for the midnight to 8:00 a.m. shift, horticultural aide $8.75 per/hr. (monthly salaries are listed except where indicated).
A motion was made by Wiechman and seconded by Mutzenberger to approve the following claims; General payroll and reimbursements $116,138.22; Road payroll $39,522.81; ROD Fund payroll $555.00; Economic Development payroll & reimbursements $8,298.81; E911 payroll & reimbursements $19,855.88; Lincoln Financial 2242.92 co share supplemental ins, Ameritas Life Ins. 7877.41 co share retire, CC Clerk Insurance Account 50,973.36 co share ins, F&M Bank 8558.36 co share soc sec, Advanced Correctional Healthcare 12.20 inmate care, AMC Rifle Range 100.00 dues, Appeara 151.96 supplies, B&B Video 48.15 supplies, Bill’s Tree 135.00 ground care, Black Hills Energy 233.89 utilities, Daniel Bracht 5454.92 reimb, Burt County 50.00 reimb, Cardmember Serv 209.15 supplies, Central Valley Ag 359.36 supplies & fuel, CenturyLink 3560.10 serv, City of West Point 9,203.48 solid waste, City of Wisner 2632.76 solid waste, Claritus 185.66 postage, Clk of Dist Ct 116.00 court costs, Comfort Inn 189.90 lodging, Julie Crandall 39.25 reimb, CC Court 285.00 court costs, CC Sheriff 81.16 meals & postage, CC Historical Society 200.00 mowing, DataSpec Inc 399.00 dues, Eakes Office Solutions 174.01 supplies, Elite Computers 330.00 training, Engelhardt TV 48.50 supplies, Les Feyerherm 18.40 mileage, Fisher Agency 1000.00 consultant, Floor Maintenance 474.70 supplies, Franciscan Care Serv 439.00 breath tests, GIS Workshop 600.00 fees, Graybeals 8.67 supplies, GreatAmerica Fin 163.00 equip maint, Nebr. HHS 874.00 institutional care, St. Francis Memorial Hosp 40.13 witness fees, Healthport 146.38 witness fees, Janitor Depot 249.55 supplies, David Jaskierny 900.00 autopsy costs, Kim Knobbe 45.00 reimb, Russell Kreikemeier 2473.70 ct apnt atny, Mary Jo Lueckenhoff 11.70 supplies, Madison Co. Dist Ct 100.58 court costs, Madison Co. Treas 15723.72 probation costs, Microfilm Imaging 59.00 microfilming, Stuart Mills 2381.25 ct apnt atny, MIPS 2677.37 computer support, Moore Medical 395.18 supplies, NE Crime Comm 16.00 supplies, State Treas 2611.52 reimb, Office Systems 103.00 equip maint, Pender Comm Hosp 131.00 inmate care, PetroMart 890.46 fuel, Quality Printing 3083.32 supplies, Region IV 4973.75 qrtly expenses, Jeremy Rehak 227.70 mileage, Debra Schroeder 135.06 reimb, Lee Schroeder 229.45 reimb, Mark Schroeder 192.41 reimb, LK Ventures 35.00 paper shredding, Skywave Wireless 315.13 computer support, Smidt’s Garbage 45.00 serv, Alvin Sorensen 17.25 mileage, Stan Ortmeier & Co 51.76 supplies, Dept of Labor 4284.00 unemployment, Stratton Delay & Doele 2208.60 ct apnt atny, Teeco Inc 124.85 supplies, Telebeep Cellular 28.48 serv, Thurston Co. 4950.00 inmate bd, Tim’s Sinclair 174.43 fuel, Time Clock Deals 34.72 fees, United of Omaha 220.00 MPower360, Verizon Wireless 298.52 serv, Village of Bancroft 918.58 solid waste, Village of Beemer 866.84 solid waste, Glen Vollmer 18.40 mileage, Wagner Tire 197.88 fuel, Washington Co. Sheriff 550.00 inmate bd, Wayne Co. Dist Ct 4294.89 judge expenses, West Point Light 3184.67 utilities, West Point News 141.00 publ, Wisner News 454.97 publ, Wisner Public Schools 120.75 mileage, Wisner True Value 5.98 supplies, Woods & Aitken 234.00 legal fees, Yosten True Value 37.45 supplies, Youngs 163.71 supplies, Total General Fund $159,125.54; Ameritas Life Ins. 2667.78 co share retire, F&M Bank 2895.85 co share soc sec, Auto Value 254.69 supplies, B’s Enterprises 3568.00 culvert material, Black Hills Energy 86.92 utilities, Bodwell Const. 936.18 rock, Bomgaars 117.24 supplies, Breitkreutz Ag 1974.00 gravel, C&J Auto 1329.12 tires, Central Valley Ag 179.47 fuel, CenturyLink 166.55 serv, City of Wisner 222.12 utilities, Constellation New Energy 56.52 utilities, Conway’s Corner 108.02 fuel, Crop Production Serv 152.62 chemicals, CCPPD 286.16 utilities, Elite Computers 176.00 serv, Engelhardt TV 19.99 supplies, Great Plains 161.44 utilities, Jebro Inc 829.50 asphalt, Kaup Seed 86.50 chemicals, Kimball Midwest 119.76 supplies, Mainelli Wagner 18470.76 engineering fees, Midwest Service & Sales 667.30 culverts & signs, NMC Exchange 1502.32 parts, Pender Imp. 626.51 parts & fuel, S&S Willers 12336.86 gravel, Quality Printing 24.99 supplies, Ru-de’s Mart 72.00 fuel, Sapp Bros 141.77 fuel, Skywave Wireless 43.95 serv, Smidt’s Garbage 50.00 serv, Stalp Gravel 59472.77 gravel, Dept. of Labor 2048.00 unemployment, Stigge Machine 22.38 supplies, Tim’s Sinclair 1811.72 fuel, Time Clock Deals 15.12 adm fee, Verizon Wireless 230.72 serv, Wagner Tire 1649.87 fuel, West Point Light 263.87 utilities, West Point Travel Plaza 581.44 fuel, Yosten True Value 211.50 supplies, Total Road Fund $116,638.28; CC Ag Society 1500.00 grant, CC Economic Dev. 1200.00 contract labor, West Point Chamber 600.00 grants & dues, West Point Community Theatre 500.00 grant, Total Lodging Tax Fund $3,800.00; F&M Bank 42.46 co share soc sec, Microfilm Imaging 66.50 microfilming, MIPS 275.70 computer support, Office Systems Co. 30.00 maint fee, Total Reg of Deeds Fund $372.20; John A. Stahl Lib 3000.00 Dinklage Grant, Total Special Projects $3,000.00; Ameritas Life Ins. 560.17 co share retire, F&M Bank 632.57 co share soc sec, B&B Video 2400.00 publ, Beemer Comm Club 140.00 printing, Cardmember Service 1838.79 website expenses, NE Economic Dev Asso 100.00 dues, Oxide Design 125.00 website expenses, Quality Printing 220.15 adv, Total Economic Development Fund $6,016.68; RDg Planning & Design 3810.25 professional serv, Total Inheritance Tax Fund $3,810.25; Ameritas Life Ins. 1340.30 co share retire, F&M Bank 1504.96 co share soc sec, AS Central Finance 448.00 teletype serv, CenturyLink 1212.27 serv, Wade Eisenhauer 97.75 mileage, Elite Computers 758.00 equip, Great Plains Comm 68.62 serv, Charles Muller 43.70 mileage, Brian Schultz 46.00 mileage, Andy Soll 21.85 mileage, Time Clock Deals 12.96 fees, Total E911 $5,554.41. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Mutzenberger, Meister, Sill, Ross, Ott, Wiechman and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.
The Board agreed to adjourn and reconvene on, August 4, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. The agenda kept current in the office of the county clerk and on the website (www.cumingco.com).
County Clerk Chairman