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BOARD OF EQUALIZATION PROCEEDINGS – November 19, 2018

(edited proceedings – Official Proceedings on file in County Clerk’s office)

 

            A meeting of the Board of Equalization of Stanton County, Nebraska was held in the open and public session on November 19, 2018 at 8:00 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

            Present upon roll call were:  David Gutshall and Duane Rehak, Board of Equalization.  Dennis Kment was absent.  Wanda Heermann, County Clerk and Cheryl Wolverton, County Assessor were also present.

 

            Advance notice of the meeting was given by publication in the Stanton Register on November 7, 2018, a copy of the proof of publication being attached to these minutes.

 

            Notice of the meeting was given in advance to the Board members, a copy of their acknowledgement of the receipt of notice and the agenda being attached to these minutes.

 

            All proceedings hereinafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was open to the attendance of the public.

 

            Douglas Huttmann, commissioner elect, attended the meeting.

 

            The meeting was called to order at 8:00 AM by Vice Chairman Gutshall, who announced that the open meeting laws are posted on the wall in the Commissioner’s room and a copy may be obtained from the County Clerk’s office upon request.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Gutshall to approve the agenda.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Kment.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Gutshall to approve the minutes of October 15, 2018 meeting.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Kment.  Motion Carried.

 

            The following correspondence was reviewed and placed on file:  Nebraska TERC – Notice of Appeals 18A-0190, 18A-0191, 18A-0198 and 18A-0199

 

            Cheryl advised the board that there were no corrections sheets or no listings of clerical errors needing approval.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Gutshall to adjourn and set the next meeting for December 17, 2018 at 8:00 AM and set the statutory meeting for Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 8:00 AM.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Kment.  Motion Carried.

 

/s/ David Gutshall, Vice Chairman, Board of Equalization, Stanton County, Nebraska

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

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COMMISSIONER’S PROCEEDINGS – November 19, 2018

(edited proceedings – Official Proceedings on file in County Clerk’s office)

 

            A meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Stanton County, Nebraska was held in the open and public session on November 19, 2018 at 8:15 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

            Present upon roll call were:  David Gutshall and Duane Rehak, Board of Commissioners.  Dennis Kment was absent.  Wanda Heermann, County Clerk was also present.

 

            Advance notice of the meeting was given by publication in the Stanton Register on November 7, 2018, a copy of the proof of publication being attached to these minutes.

 

            Notice of the meeting was given in advance to the Board members, a copy of their acknowledgement of the receipt of notice and the agenda being attached to these minutes.

 

            All proceedings hereinafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was open to the attendance of the public.

 

            Douglas Huttmann, commissioner elect, attended the meeting.

 

            The meeting was called to order at 8:15 AM by Vice Chairman Gutshall, who announced that the open meeting laws are posted on the wall in the Commissioner’s room and a copy may be obtained from the County Clerk’s office upon request.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Gutshall to approve the agenda.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Kment.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Gutshall to approve the minutes of October 15, 2018 meeting.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Kment.  Motion Carried.

 

            The following correspondence was reviewed and placed on file:  NIRMA – NIRMA Div Dist; Platte Co payment – Proj C-84(356); Stacy Hansen – Agriculture support postcard; NACO – Finc Stmt June 30, 2018; Daniel Sitorius, Nebr Trans mngr – fracture critical bridge insp serv; Unsigned letter – mowing; Nebr Dept Trans – input into the development statewide plans and programs; NIRMA – NIRMA Brd Vacancies; Richard Houck, NDOT – status update BRO-7084(7).

 

            The board reviewed the memorandum received from NACO on the Election Procedures for Voting for NACO Officers at the annual conference.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Gutshall to designate Duane Rehak as alternate to cast the ballot for Stanton County if the county board chair is unable to attend the business meeting.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Kment.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Gutshall to approve and set the holidays for 2019 as follows:  Jan 1 – New Year’s Day; Jan 21 – Martin Luther King Day; Feb 18 – President’s Day; Apr 26 – Arbor Day (Fri); May 27 – Memorial Day; July 4 – Independence Day (Thurs); Sept 2 – Labor Day; Oct 14 – Columbus Day; Nov 11 – Veterans’ Day; Nov 28 & 29 Thanksgiving Day (Thurs & Fri); Dec 24 – Christmas Eve Day (1/2 day – close Noon); Dec 25 – Christmas Day (Wed).

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Kment.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the following Resolution to add pledged security:

 

RESOLUTION No. 2018.11 – 036:

 

            BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that First Nebraska Bank, Stanton, Nebraska hereby wishes to add the following security held in escrow to secure deposits of this county in said bank, to-wit:  [Pledged to: Stanton County Clerk]  US Treasury Note, No.912828UQ1, Due 2/29/2020, 1.25%, $500,000.00; US Treasury Note, No.912828VS6 (receipt 322009327), Due 8/15/2023, 2.50%, $250,000.00; US Treasury Note, No.912828VS6 (receipt 322009407), Due 8/15/2023, 2.50%, $250,000.00; US Treasury Note, No.912828H86, Due 1/31/2022 1.50%, $100,000.00.

 

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

            Dated this 19th day of November, 2018.

 

Board of Commissioners, Stanton County, Nebraska

/s/ David Gutshall, /s/ Duane Rehak

 

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann, Stanton County Clerk [seal]

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Kment.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the following Resolution to add pledged security:

 

RESOLUTION No. 2018.11 – 037:

 

            BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that Stanton State Bank, Stanton, Nebraska hereby wishes to add the following security held in escrow to secure deposits of this county in said bank, to-wit:  US Treasury Note, No.912828PC8, Due 11/15/2020 2.625%, $200,000.00.

 

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

            Dated this 19th day of November, 2018.

 

Board of Commissioners, Stanton County, Nebraska

/s/ David Gutshall, /s/ Duane Rehak

 

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann, Stanton County Clerk [seal]

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Kment.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the following Resolution to add pledged security:

 

RESOLUTION No. 2018.11 – 038:

 

            BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that First Nebraska Bank, Stanton, Nebraska hereby wishes to release the following security held in escrow to secure deposits of this county in said bank, to-wit: US Treasury Note, No.912828H86, Due 1/31/2022, $200,000.00; US Treasury Note, No.912828T26, Due 9/30/2023, $250,000.00; US Treasury Note, No.912828UQ1, Due 2/29/2020, $500,000.00; US Treasury Note, No.912828VS6, Due 8/15/2023, $250,000.00; US Treasury Note, No.912828VS6, Due 8/15/2023, $250,000.00; US Treasury Note, No.912828VP2, Due 7/31/2020, $50,000.00; US Treasury Note, No.912828VA5, Due 4/30/2020, $500,000.00.

           

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

            Dated this 19th day of November, 2018.

 

Board of Commissioners, Stanton County, Nebraska

/s/ David Gutshall, /s/ Duane Rehak

 

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann, Stanton County Clerk [seal]

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Kment.  Motion Carried.

 

            The board reviewed the quote received from Bruhn Electric of Stanton Nebraska to install electrical wiring in the storage building located on the north side of the courthouse.  The approximate cost of parts, labor and permit is $1,670.00.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Gutshall to accept the quote of Bruhn Electric to install electrical wiring in the storage building in the approximate cost of $1,670.00.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Kment.  Motion Carried.

 

            Also discussed was the need to install gutters on the north side of the storage building.  The gutters are needed to prevent ice buildup on the north side of the building in front of the doors.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Gutshall to allow Ryan Wehrle to have gutters installed on the north side of the storage building in the approximate cost of $500 or less.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Kment.  Motion Carried.

 

            The county board was advised by the county clerk that the Veterans Service Officer’s computer is in need of replacement.  Mr. McPhillips provided 3 quotes to the county clerk.  Quotes were received from:  1) MIPS of Lincoln in the approximate cost of $2,000.00 to include the computer system, programs, setup and support; 2) Power Computing of Norfolk in the cost of $859.00 for the computer system only, additional cost of programs, etc in the amount of $824.05 for a total of $1,683.05 which does not include delivery, installation, configuration and support and 3) Town & Country Technologies of Stanton in the cost of $2,112.50 for the computer system only, additional cost of $292.50 for Microsoft Office Home/Business 2019 for a total of $2,405.00 which does not include installation (optional reduction for reduction in RAM and SSD $520.05).

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Gutshall to allow the purchase of the computer from MIPS to be paid out of the Miscellaneous General Fund.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Kment.  Motion Carried.

 

            The 2019 contract for public defender was presented to the board for approval.  The proposed payment of $29,466.77 annually (payable $2,455.56 monthly) includes a 6% increase to the 2018 contract.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve and authorize the chairman to sign the 2019 Agreement for Public Defender.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Kment.  Motion Carried.

 

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AGREEMENT

 

            THIS CONTRACT AGREEMENT is made on this 19th day of November, 2018, between the County of Stanton, Nebraska, political subdivision, hereinafter referred to as “County”, and Ewalt Law Office, P.C., hereinafter referred to as “Public Defender”.

[copy of Agreement on file in County Clerk’s office]

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            LaLene Bates, Planning and Zoning Administrator, joined the meeting.

 

            Discussion held on the application to vacate the Lots 1,2,3,4,5,7,8 and 9 of Willer’s Lot Split located in the S½ 3-24-1; Lot 3 SchuitSchmit Subdivision, A Mixed Use Development, being a replat of Lot 2 of the Steve Falk’s Lot Split located in the W½ NW 3-24-1 and Outlot 5 of Steve Falk’s Lot Split located in the W½ NW 3-24-1.  After the vacation of the lot splits a new lot split will be submitted for approval.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to vacate Lots 1,2,3,4,5,7,8 and 9 of Willer’s Lot Split located in the S½ 3-24-1; Lot 3 SchuitSchmit Subdivision A Mixed use Development, being a replat of Lot 2 of the Steve Falk’s Lot Split located in the W½ NW 3-24-1 and Outlot 5 of Steve Falk’s Lot Split located in the W½ NW 3-24-1, as per Planning Commission recommendations.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Kment.  Motion Carried.

 

            Discussion held on Willer’s Second Lot Split to split property located in Pt NW and SW SW 3-24-1 and a Replat of Lots 1,2,3,4,5,7,8 and 9 of Willer’s Lot Split located in the S½ 3-24-1.  An easement was added in Lot 2 for access for Lot 2 Schuit-Schmit Subdivison.  No one appeared for the lot split.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the Willer’s Second Lot Split, splitting property into 4 lots located in Pt NW and Pt S½ 3-24-1, as per Planning Commission recommendations.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Kment.  Motion Carried.

 

            Discussion held on the Porter-Fisher Lot Split to split property in Lot 2 of Donald W. Hoehne’s Lot Split located in SW 28-24-1 and the 50’ easement for proposed lots 3 and 4.  No one appeared for the lot split.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Gutshall to approve the Porter-Fischer Lot Split splitting property into 4 lots located in Lot 2 of the Donald W. Hoehne’s Lot Split located in Pt SW 28-24-1, as per Planning Commission recommendations.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Kment.  Motion Carried.

 

            Chad Podany of Pioneer LLC appeared for the Permit to Construct Utilities on County Right-of-Way with a water line under Golf Course Rd along 569 Ave.  Mr. Podany explained the waterline would be bored under the road.  Cushing Construction of Wisner is the contractor for this project.  Discussion held on the type of boring and the need to encase the water line under the road to prevent damage to the road if the water line was to fail.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the Utility Permit No. 20181119 – 01 for Chad Podany of Pioneer LLC to install a water line under Golf Course Rd along 569 Ave subject to the requirements and provisions of the permit and with the following conditions: 1) encasement of the water line under the county road to prevent damage to the road if the water line was to fail, 2) contact Darrell Hansen, bridge foreman (402) 649-8343, with questions or concerns and 3) submit the permit fee of $50 as required.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Kment.  Motion Carried.

 

            The Permit to Construct Utilities on County Right-of-way for Don Molacek Jr. with an electrical line under/along 575 Ave located in 35‑22‑3 was discussed.  Hegemann Electric of Howells is the contractor for this project.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Gutshall to waive the permit fee and approve the Utility Permit No. 20181119 – 02 for Don Molacek Jr. to install an electrical line under/along 575 Ave located in 35-22-3 subject to the requirements and provisions of the permit and to contact Darrell Hansen, Bridge Foreman (402) 649-8343, with questions or concerns.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Kment.  Motion Carried.

 

            Mark Mainelli, Highway Superintendent, joined the meeting.

 

            Dennis Watts, water/sewer director City of Norfolk and John Cahill joined the meeting to discuss the Permit to Construct Utilities on County Right-of-way with a water line along/under E. Benjamin Ave (STR 19-24-1) and along/under Northeast Industrial Hwy (STR 6-24-1).  Discussion held on the placement of the water lines, type of line and requirements for installation.  Mr. Watts advised the board the project has a completion date of November 1, 2019.  The $150 permit fee required will need to be paid prior to completed permit form forwarded to City of Norfolk.  The crossing along/under E Benjamin Ave will be installed by trenching and restoring the site to original condition.  The crossing along/under Northeast Industrial Hwy will be installed by trenching along the road and boring under the road with an additional requirement that the water line be encased to prevent damage to the road if the water line was to fail and restoring the site to original condition.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the Utility Permit No. 20181119 – 03  for City of Norfolk to install a water line along/under E. Benjamin Ave (STR 19-24-1) and along/under Northeast Industrial Hwy (STR 6-24-1) subject to the requirements and provisions of the permit and with the following conditions:  1) encasement of the water line under the county road to prevent damage to the road if the water line was to fail, 2) restore sites to original conditions, 3) submit $150 permit fee as required to the County Clerk’s office and 4) contact Darrell Hansen, bridge foreman (402) 649-8343, prior to any work and with any questions or concerns.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Kment.  Motion Carried.

 

            Discussion held on the Permit to Construct Utilities on County Right-of-Way for Nebraska Public Power District with a fiber optic line along 560 Ave (STR 5-24-1) and along 845 Rd and under 559 Ave (STR 5/6-24-1).  The additional conditions discussed were: the road is to be documented prior to any construction; notification must be given to the county 24 hours prior to start of construction; and all requirements as stated in permit need to be followed.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the Utility Permit No. 20181119 – 04 for Nebraska Public Power District to install a fiber optic line along 560 Ave (STR 5-24-1) and along 845 Rd and under 559 Ave (STR 5/6-24-1) subject to the requirements and provisions of the permit and with the following conditions:  1) road is to be documented prior to any construction and restored to original condition after construction, 2) notification must be given to Stanton County 24 hours prior to start of construction (Hwy Supt: Mark Mainelli (402) 421-1717 or Bridge Foreman: Darrell Hansen (402) 649-8343) and 3) contact County Hwy Supt with any questions or concerns.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Kment.  Motion Carried.

 

            Mark Mainelli updated the board on the current CBMP projects and on new CBMP projects to be submitted for approval.  Also discussed were various road projects within the county.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Gutshall to approve for the month of October the Documentary Stamp Tax, co shr in the amount of $799.92; County Clerk fees in the amount of $2,516.80; P&M Fund fees in the amount of $388.00; Clerk of the District Court fees in the amount of $139.13; Passport fees in the amount of $35.00; County Treasurer’s receipt of money received numbered 19733 – 19797, inclusive in the amount of $1,158,982.19; County Treasurer’s List distress Warrants Issued October 31, 2018; Veterans Service Office 1st Quarter Report 2018-2019; and place them on file.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Kment.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Gutshall to approve the following Accounts Payable and Payroll claims as presented and order checks drawn on the various funds as follows:

 

GENERAL FUND – Advanced Corr Healthcare, service, 627.76; Mark Albin, atty fees, 598.11; Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr 7228.02; Antelope Co Shf Dept, boarding, 760.00; Appeara, supplies, 270.39; LaLene Bates, workshop etc, 70.43; Kim Bearnes, meals etc, 2267.87; Shawn Beaudette, services, 103.00; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 195.82; Donna Bloom, mileage, 32.70; BCBS, ins-co shr, 28742.80; Bruhn Elec, services, 118.88; Carrot-Top Industries, supplies, 182.58; Consolidated Mngmt Co, meals, 50.72; Cornhusker Auto Cntr, services, 14.95; Co Veteran’s SVC Officers Assn – Nebr, dues etc, 335.00; DAS St Acctg, costs, 43.88; Martha Detlefsen, prior service, 12.00; Dugan Printing & Promotions LLC, supplies, 1359.50; Eakes Office Solutions, supplies, 342.13; Elec Sys & Software Inc, coding etc, 5869.54; Election Workers, board fees, 1695.24; Emmett’s Foodtown, supplies, 11.56; Tyler Evans, meals etc, 93.24; Ewalt Law Office PC LLO, public def fees, 2316.57; Faith Reg Health Serv, services, 181.00; Farmer’s Coop, fuel, 1909.33; First Concord Benefits Group, flex benefits, 55.00; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 8023.84; Ivy Manor/Housing Auth, rent, 100.00; Jones Auto Inc, services, 42.88; Aaron Kleensang, services, 39.58; W Bert Lammli Jr, office allow etc, 1382.36; Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker, conf exp, 228.00; Cory Locke, mileage, 137.89; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, fuel, 1222.72; Madison Co Shf, boarding, 5750.00; Madison Natl Life Ins Co, ins-co shr, 164.24; Marathon Press Inc, services, 33.00; Maximus Inc, costs, 1250.00; Janet Meyer, services, 565.00; Mid Amer Benefits Inc, hra fees, 6804.00; Midwest Spec Serv, services, 2462.25; MIPS Inc, services etc, 2969.36; Natl Assc Counties, dues, 450.00; Lavern Newkirk, prior service, 17.00; City Norfolk, dispatching, 2000.00; One Office Solution, supplies, 1231.33; Pierce Co Shf Dept, boarding, 1900.00; Pilger Library, supplies, 922.25; Prime Sanitation Service, services, 39.75; Priority Comm Sol, services, 657.75; Rita Roenfeldt, prior service, 20.00; Saunders Co Dept Corr, boarding, 390.00; See Store 1 LLC (Gene’s Roadrunner), fuel, 1768.33; Stanton Auto Parts, services, 73.50; Stanton Co Clk, postage, 15.20; Stanton Co Clk Dist Crt, fees, 177.00; Stanton Co Crt, fees, 334.00; Stanton Co Imprest Acct, ach fees, 21.25; Stanton Co PPD, utilities, 1216.75; Stanton Hardware, supplies, 50.95; Stanton Reg & Print Inc, services, 1391.00; Stanton Telecom, services, 1688.93; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 185.07; Stratton DeLay Doele Carlson, atty fees, 1165.15; Teeco Inc, supplies, 200.95; Thomson Reuters – West, law books, 473.00; UNL Its Comm Cntr, services, 46.02; Wanek Pharmacy, prescript, 261.86; Woods & Aitken LLP, fees, 140.00; Sandra Zoubek, lodging, 270.41; Sandra Zoubek Co Treas, fees etc, 5039.50;

 

ROAD FUND – 2K Trucking Inc, hauling, 3149.14; Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr, 3446.49; Appeara, services, 31.00; ATCO Intl, supplies, 2423.89; B’s Enterprises Inc, supplies, 8647.00; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 131.29; BCBS, ins-co shr, 17937.47; Bomgaars, supplies, 1109.96; Caterpillar Finc Svs Corp, payment, 1941.30; Century Link, service, 55.77; Clarkson Plbg & Htg Inc, supplies, 14.47; Janice Coates, prior service, 17.00; Cornhusker Intl Trucks Inc, services, 291.09; Dinkel Impl Co, services, 1287.69; Doernemann Farm Service, services, 264.96; James Duncan, prior service, 16.00; Farmer’s Coop, fuel, 9314.31; Farmer’s Union Coop Supply Co, supplies, 10.08; Fastenal Co, supplies, 101.05; Green Line Equip, services, 353.34; Hoskins Mfg Co Inc, supplies, 170.05; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 4111.65; Island Supply Welding Co, supplies, 24.18; Jensen Const DT Inc, hauling, 5800.00; Johnson Sand & Gravel Co Inc, gravel borrow, 15145.08; Kaup Forage & Turf, supplies, 75.00; Kimball Midwest, supplies, 432.39; LG Everist Inc, supplies, 712.72; Leigh Motor Service, services, 313.04; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, services, 13176.58; Mainelli Wagner & Assoc, eng services, 29583.09; Martin Marietta Materials, supplies, 8060.86; Marxsen Sand & Gravel, gravel borrow, 12520.90; Matteo Sand & Gravel Co Inc, gravel borrow, 18211.96; Medical Enterprises Inc, fees, 110.00; Menards, supplies, 20.65; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees, 3000.00; Midwest Service & Sales Co, signs etc, 173.50; NMC Exchange LLC, services, 2619.28; Alex Oswald, hauling, 1530.00; Denis Oswald, hauling, 1390.00; Justin Oswald, hauling, 1785.00; Overhead Door Co, services, 231.30; Performance Trans, services, 3367.16; Pilger Store, fuel etc, 2672.36; Prime Sanitation Service, services, 44.00; Road Builders Mach & Supply Co, services, 7926.89; Ron’s Ag & Auto Repair, services, 266.50; S&S Willer’s Inc dba Pilger Sand & Gravel, gravel borrow, 33364.57; Stanton Auto Parts, services etc, 443.59; Stanton Co PPD, services, 407.60; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 37.96; Stanton Telecom Inc, services, 218.30; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 40.70; Teeco Inc, supplies, 18.00; Kristin Unger, parts reimb, 34.76; US Cellular, services, 105.49; Village Pilger, utilities, 108.68; Weldon Parts Inc, parts, 266.92;

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FUND – Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr, 5.27; Farmer’s Coop, fuel, 38.98; Sanford Goshorn, utilities etc, 12.00; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 5.97; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, services, 80.00; One Office Solution, supplies, 18.44; Sirius XM Radio Inc, services, 299.94; Stanton Auto Parts, services, 65.00; Stanton Hardware, supplies, 28.95; Verizon Wireless, services, 500.00;

 

INHERITANCE TAX – Estate Ruth Ann Vogel, refund, 130.00; Stanton Co PPD, tower, 137.33;

 

EMERGENCY 911 FUND – City Norfolk, dispatching, 5448.90; Stanton Telecom Inc, services, 73.23;

 

COURTHOUSE SINKING FUND – Stanton Hardware, supplies, 21.66;

 

            Total aggregate salaries of all county employees $160,842.07.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Kment.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to adjourn and set the next meeting for December 17, 2018 at 8:00 AM and set the statutory meeting for Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 8:00 AM.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Kment.  Motion Carried.

 

/s/ David Gutshall, Vice Chairman, Board of Commissioners, Stanton County, Nebraska

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

 

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BOARD OF EQUALIZATION PROCEEDINGS – October 15, 2018

(edited proceedings – Official Proceedings on file in County Clerk’s office)

 

            A meeting of the Board of Equalization of Stanton County, Nebraska was held in the open and public session on October 15, 2018 at 8:00 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

            Present upon roll call were:  David Gutshall, Dennis Kment and Duane Rehak, Board of Equalization.  Wanda Heermann, County Clerk and Cheryl Wolverton, County Assessor were also present.

 

            Advance notice of the meeting was given by publication in the Stanton Register on October 3, 2018, a copy of the proof of publication being attached to these minutes.

 

            Notice of the meeting was given in advance to the Board members, a copy of their acknowledgement of the receipt of notice and the agenda being attached to these minutes.

 

            All proceedings hereinafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was open to the attendance of the public.

 

            The meeting was called to order at 8:05 AM by Chairman Kment, who announced that the open meeting laws are posted on the wall in the Commissioner’s room and a copy may be obtained from the County Clerk’s office upon request.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the agenda.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to approve the minutes of September 17, 2018 meeting.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Kment, Gutshall and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            The following correspondence was reviewed and placed on file:  Nebraska TERC – Order Show Cause & Notice Hearing 18A-0130; Nebraska TERC – Notice of Appeals 18A-0124 thru 18A-0129; Nebraska TERC – Notice of Appeal 18R-0092.

 

            Cheryl advised the board that there were no corrections sheets or no listings of clerical errors needing approval.

 

            Doug Huttmann, member of the public, attended the meeting.

 

            Tax dollar requests submitted by various governmental entities and calculated levies for the 2018-2019 fiscal year were reviewed.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Kment to approve the following Resolution adopting the levy rates for the fiscal year:

 

RESOLUTION No. 2018.10 – 034:

 

            BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that the following levies for Stanton County, Nebraska, for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019 are hereby adopted as follows:

 

Subdivisions:

Stanton County – valuation 1,617,015,503; Total County levy 0.285815.

Stanton Co Agricultural Society – valuation 1,617,015,503; General levy 0.004467.

City of Stanton – valuation 60,762,408; City levy 0.396255.

Village of Pilger – valuation 18,566,525; General 0.499625; Bond 0.419718; total Village of Pilger levy 0.919343.

SID No.1 – valuation 67,683,005; SID levy 0.399995.

Stanton Co Rural Fire D#1 – valuation 818,750,463; General 0.006194; Bond 0.018438; total Stanton Fire levy 0.024632.

Hoskins Rural Fire Prot D#6 – valuation 473,006,449; General 0.011628; Sinking 0.002220; total Hoskins Fire levy 0.013848.

Stanton Community School (S3) – valuation 621,219,763; General 0.817295; Spl Bldg 0.043089; Qu Cap Pur 0.037044; total Stanton School levy 0.897428.

Levy Rates are set as cents per $100 of Actual Valuation

 

Dated and passed this 15th day of October, 2018.

Board of Equalization, Stanton County, Nebraska
/s/ Dennis Kment, /s/ Duane Rehak


Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, Stanton County Clerk [seal]

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  Gutshall.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to adjourn and set the next meeting for November 19, 2018 at 8:00 AM.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

/s/ Dennis Kment, Chairman, Board of Commissioners, Stanton County, Nebraska

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

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COMMISSIONER’S PROCEEDINGS – October 15, 2018

(edited proceedings – Official Proceedings on file in County Clerk’s office)

 

            A meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Stanton County, Nebraska was held in the open and public session on October 15, 2018 at 8:15 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

            Present upon roll call were:  David Gutshall, Dennis Kment and Duane Rehak, Board of Commissioners.  Wanda Heermann, County Clerk was also present.

 

            Advance notice of the meeting was given by publication in the Stanton Register on October 3, 2018, a copy of the proof of publication being attached to these minutes.

 

            Notice of the meeting was given in advance to the Board members, a copy of their acknowledgement of the receipt of notice and the agenda being attached to these minutes.

 

            All proceedings hereinafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was open to the attendance of the public.

 

            Doug Huttmann, member of the public, attended the meeting.

 

            The meeting was called to order at 8:25 AM by Chairman Kment, who announced that the open meeting laws are posted on the wall in the Commissioner’s room and a copy may be obtained from the County Clerk’s office upon request.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the agenda.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak to approve the minutes of September 17, 2018 meeting.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Kment, Rehak and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            The following correspondence was reviewed and placed on file:  NIRMA – Property Value Update; NIRMA – NIRMA’s Safety Shorts Vol.6 No.10; Nebraska DOT – Notice bidders, sale Lot 5 9th Dev Woodland Park, Pt S ½ NE 18-24-1; Richard Houck, Nebraska DOT – Local Project Monthly Status update BRO-7084(7).

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded Rehak to approve the following Resolution to add pledged security:

 

RESOLUTION No. 2018.10 – 035:

 

            BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that Stanton State Bank, Stanton, Nebraska hereby wishes to add the following security held in escrow to secure deposits of this county in said bank, to-wit:  US Treasury Note No.912828VZ0 (Receipt: 316018220), Due 9/30/2020, 2.0%, $100,000.00; US Treasury Note. No.912828VZ0 (Receipt: 210005505), Due 9/30/2020, 2.0%, $300,000.00.

 

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

Dated and passed this 15th day of October, 2018.

Board of Equalization, Stanton County, Nebraska

/s/ Dennis Kment, /s/ David Gutshall, /s/ Duane Rehak

 

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, Stanton County Clerk [seal]

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            The board reviewed the Stanton County Countywide Cost Allocation Plan based on actual costs for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017 prepared by Maximus.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve and authorize the chairman to sign the Certification of Cost Allocation Plan for expenses recovered for IV-D child support collections in the Clerk of District Court’s office.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Inventory Statements of Elected and Appointed Officials were reviewed by the board.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve and place on file the Inventory Statements of the elected and Appointed Officials.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Discussion held on possible establishment of policy to list items purchased with a value of $500 or less as supplies on county inventories unless the elected official or department head deems it a security item or essential.  The consensus of the board was to not establish a policy at this time and maybe discussed next year.  No action taken.

 

            Mike Unger, County Sheriff, joined the meeting to discuss the state mandate requiring the sheriff’s office to use an E-Citation computer system.  A demonstration of an E-Citation system was presented to the sheriff’s office.  Their approximate cost of just the E‑Citation program without any support was $71,000.  The cost of this type of system is approximately $70,000 - $100,000 for the equipment.  The costs of monthly internet services, program/software support and equipment repairs would be additional costs that the county will be required to fund.  Mike commented that he objects to being forced to implement an unfunded mandate from the State at the expense of the county.  Funding options were discussed.  No action taken.

 

            LaLene Bates, Planning and Zoning Administrator, joined the meeting.

 

            The lot split application of Kratochvil Farms to split 7.25 acres on property located in Pt S½ SW 16-21-1 into 2 lots was reviewed.  No one appeared for the lot split.  LaLene explained the reason for the lot split.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded the Rehak to approve the Kratochvil Farms Lot Split located in Pt S½ SW 16-21-1, as per Planning Commission recommendations.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            The lot split application of Rolling R LLC to split the Replat of Lot One of John Vaught’s Lot Split located in Pt S½ SW 26-24-1 into 2 lots was reviewed.  No one appeared for the lot split.  LaLene explained the reason for the lot split.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to approve the Rolling R LLC Lot Split located in the Replat of Lot One of John Vaught’s Lot Split located in Pt S½ SW 26-24-1, as per Planning Commission recommendations.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Kment and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Discussion held on the need of replacement of 911 signs within the county.  The board asked LaLene to develop a schedule of replacement and budget the cost of replacement the next five (5) years.

 

            Ramsy Robertson, representative of Mainelli Wagner and Associates, joined the meeting.

 

            The Construction Storm Water Notice of Intent (CSW-NOI) Permit Number CSW-201803130 received from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for Project C008414830, C-084(384) Stanton Southeast was reviewed.  The document needs to be signed by the chairman by electronic signature through DocuSign.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Gutshall to authorize the chairman to sign the paper document which will allow the county clerk to complete the signature authorization through DocuSign.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak, Gutshall and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            The board reviewed the Standardized System of Annual Reporting (SSAR) for the fiscal year July 2017 – June 30, 2018 as prepared by Mainelli Wagner and Associates.  The report needs to be filed with the Nebraska Department of Transportation by October 31, 2018.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to authorize the chairman to sign the County Certification to the Board of Public Roads Classifications and Standards required by Nebraska Statute as received.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Ramsy updated the board of the various road projects within the county.  The Stanton Southeast project is scheduled to start October 15, 2018.

 

            Mr. Lammli, County Attorney, joined the meeting.

 

            No action taken on the TransCanada road Agreement and Undercrossing permits.  Revisions of the road agreement have not been finalized.  Matter remains tabled.

 

            Kimberly Dickey, Project Manager, and David Levy, counsel, for NextEra Energy Resources joined the meeting to discuss the transmission line to the Hoskins substation located near Nucor Steel and the Permit to Construct Utilities on County Right-of-Way submitted by Sholes Wind LLC.  Ms. Dickey advised the board that all easements have not be obtained in order to begin construction of the transmission line.  Sholes Wind LLC has filed a Permit to Construct Utilities on County Right-of-Way as an option to begin construction if easements are not obtained.  A concern with the placement of the transmission line on private property has arisen between NextEra Energy and the private landowners.  Mr. Levy advised the board that they have addressed the concerns with the landowners but have not received a response.  The placement of the transmission line within the County right of way is an alternate route option.  Discussion held on the transmission poles that would be installed within the right of way, hazards created by placing poles within the right of way and restrictions of structure placement within the County right of way. 

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to deny the Permit to Construct Utilities on County Right-of-Way submitted by Sholes Wind LLC.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Gutshall to approve for the month of September the Documentary Stamp Tax, co shr in the amount of $1,581.84; County Clerk fees in the amount of $2,373.50; P&M Fund fees in the amount of $355.00; Game and Parks Agent fees in the amount of $0.00; Misc Copy fees in the amount of $0.00; Clerk of the District Court fees in the amount of $259.47; Passport fees in the amount of $35.00; County Treasurer’s receipt of money received numbered 00019678 – 00019732, inclusive in the amount of $244,241.82; County Treasurer’s List of Parcels of Real Estate which taxes are delinquent 2017 and back; and place them on file.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak, Gutshall and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the following Accounts Payable claims as presented, except to add the claims of ES&S in the amount of $58.79 and Farmer’s Coop in the amount of $29.30 and approve the Payroll claims as presented and order checks drawn on the various funds as follows:

 

GENERAL FUND – Advanced Corr Healthcare, services, 640.81; Mark Albin, atty fees, 3856.33; AMC Rifle Range, fees, 100.00; Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr, 6904.44; Antelope Co Shf Dept, boarding, 3495.00; Arkfeld Lock & Security, services, 307.90; ASQ, supplies, 35.00; Sacred Heart Health Services, services, 85.00; LaLene Bates, mileage etc, 189.56; Maxine Bauermeister, mowing, 300.00; Shawn Beaudette, services, 103.00; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 78.37; Donna Bloom, mileage, 32.70; BCBS, ins-co shr, 28468.11; Card Services, fees, 545.22; Gary Carson, supplies, 91.25; Cornhusker Auto Cntr, services, 43.91; DAS State Acct, fees, 30.88; Martha Detlefsen, prior service, 12.00; Robin Dolesh, mileage etc, 26.99; James Duncan, mowing, 900.00; Eakes Office Solutions, supplies, 113.21; Elec Sys & Software Inc, supplies, 2745.51; Ewalt Law Office PC LLO, public defender, 2316.57; Faith Reg Health Services, services, 1601.00; Farmer’s Coop, fuel, 984.04; First Concord Benefits Group, flex benefits, 55.00; Floor Main & Paper Supply, supplies, 156.25; Francotyp-Postalia Inc, postage, 468.00; Judy Funk, mileage etc, 17.18; Matt Gartner, supplies, 30.00; Wanda Heermann, mileage etc, 62.47; Holiday Inn-Kearney, lodging, 209.90; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-emp shr, 7659.63; Jones Automotive Inc, services, 157.50; Mike Kabes, mileage etc, 28.08; Keenan Law PC LLO, atty fees, 627.75; Kelly Supply Co, supplies, 9.48; Gerald Kuhn, mileage etc, 55.07; Russell Kumm, mileage etc, 40.90; W Bert Lammli Jr, office allow, 886.00; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, fuel, 1451.06; Madison Co Crt, fees, 4.25; Madison Co Shr, boarding, 15700.00; Madison Co Treas, prob fees, 16609.07; Madison Natl Life Ins Co, ins-co shr, 179.92; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees, 6812.00; Midwest Special Services Inc, services, 1195.50; Miller Law, atty fees, 2777.02; MIPS Inc, services, 2809.61; Morland Easland & Lohrberg PC, atty fees, 3114.85; Moyer & Moyer, atty fees, 2750.73; NACO, reg fees, 875.00; Natl Assoc Co Treas & Finc Office, fees, 75.00; Nebr Sec State, supplies, 10.00; Lavern Newkirk, prior services, 17.00; NE Nebr Juv Service Inc, boarding, 326.25; NPZA, fees, 50.00; Douglas Oertwich, mileage etc, 24.81; Valorie Olson RMR, fees, 438.75; One Office Solution, supplies, 2523.13; Pierce Co Crt, fees, 2.50; Pierce Co Shf Dept, boarding, 2900.00; Pilger Library, supplies, 299.84; Platte Co Detention Facility, boarding, 250.00; Gerald Podany, mileage etc, 56.16; Prime Sanitation Service, services, 39.75; Priority Comm Solutions, security equip, 5495.00; Quality Inn & Suites, lodging, 219.00; Region IV Inc, fees, 1874.50; Rita Roenfeldt, prior service, 20.00; See Store 1 LLC (Gene’s Roadrunner), fuel, 1353.73; Stanton Auto Parts, services, 33.00; Stanton Co Clk, postage etc, 6.70; Stanton Co Crt, fees, 326.00; Stanton Co Imprest Acct, fees, 20.75; Stanton Co PPD, utilities, 1809.94; Stanton Hardware, supplies, 42.94; Stanton Reg & Print Inc, services, 1278.62; Stanton Telecom, services, 1757.59; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 161.30; Tax Valuation Inc, fees, 15000.00; Teeco Inc, supplies, 132.95; Univ Nebr Haskell Ag Lab, fees, 90.00; UNL Its Comm Cntr, services, 46.02; Norman Weber, mowing, 300.00; Mark Wieman, mileage etc, 36.80; Winsupply, supplies, 298.59; Woods & Aitken LLP, fees, 84.00; Wrench Heads, services, 34.62; Loree Zach, supplies, 78.54; Todd Zohner, mileage, 28.08; Sandra Zoubek Co Treas, transfer etc, 550182.55;

 

ROAD FUND – 2K Trucking Inc hauling, 11755.63; A&R Const Co, paving, 88951.37; Ameritas Ret, ret-co shr, 2981.76; Appeara, services, 31.41; ATCO Intl, supplies, 2501.97; B-D Const, repairs, 1384.00; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 9.62; BCBS, ins-co shr, 17957.47; BOKF NA, bond pymt, 579055.00; Bomgaars, supplies, 335.12; Curtis Brockman dba Brockman Trucking, hauling, 875.00; Caterpillar Finc Svs Corp, pymt, 1941.30; Century Link, service, 55.21; Clarkson Plbg & Htg Inc, supplies, 8.70; Janice Coates, prior service, 17.00; Cornhusker Intl Trucks Inc, services, 450.00; Dinkel Implement Co, services, 157.02; Doernemann Farm Service, services, 99.08; James Duncan, prior service, 16.00; Emmett’s Foodtown, supplies, 21.29; Farmer’s Coop, fuel, 6351.26; Gerhold Concrete Co Inc, gravel borrow, 6980.98; Green Line Equip, services, 1311.58; Hoskins Mfg Co Inc, supplies, 76.50; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 3585.03; Island Supply Welding Co, supplies, 61.92; Jensen Const DT Inc, hauling, 4800.00; Johnson Sand & Gravel Co Inc, gravel borrow, 31526.38'; Kaup Forage & Turf, supplies, 412.00; Kelly Supply Co, services, 9.48; Kimball Midwest, supplies, 120.63; LG Everist Inc, supplies, 4287.55; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, services, 11936.91; Mainelli Wagner & Assoc, eng services, 1100.00; Martin Marietta Materials, supplies, 13907.01; Marxsen Sand & Gravel, gravel borrow, 2307.20; Matteo Sand & Gravel Co Inc, gravel borrow, 6756.96; Mead Lumber, supplies, 43.98; Menards, supplies, 17.96; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees-co shr, 3000.00; Midwest Service & Sales Co, signs etc, 349.20; NMC Exchange LLC, services, 7487.17; Christopher Lee Kallhoff dba Northeast Glass, services, 345.00; Alex Oswald, hauling, 4000.00; Denis Oswald, hauling, 2110.00; Justin Oswald, hauling, 2605.00; Overhead Door Co, services, 170.65; Pilger Store, fuel etc, 3513.39; PowerPlan, services, 5951.44; Prime Sanitation Service, services, 44.00; Road Builders Mach & Supply Co, services, 9611.01; Ron’s Ag & Auto Repair, services, 334.45; Isaac Baumert dba Rusty Nuts Repair LLC, services, 6362.10; S&S Willers Inc dba Pilger Sand & Gravel, gravel borrow, 12858.40; Stanton Auto Parts, services etc, 1177.63; Stanton Co Clk, fees, 28.00; Stanton Co PPD, services, 410.97; Stanton Hardware, supplies, 81.42; Stanton Telecom Inc, services, 218.70; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 40.70; Teeco Inc, supplies, 32.50; Truck Cntr Co, services, 846.40; US Cellular, services, 107.87; Village Pilger, utilities, 108.68; Warren Garage Door Inc, services, 120.00; West Point Imp Inc, services, 4138.28; Greg Wylie, supplies, 66.85; Zee Med Service Co, supplies, 27.75;

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FUND – Ameritas Ret, ret-co shr, 8.10; Farmer’s Coop, fuel, 29.30; Sanford Goshorn, utilities etc, 204.04; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 9.18; Stanton Hardware, supplies, 42.77;

 

INHERITANCE TAX – Engelhardt TV & Comm Inc, services, 585.74; Stanton Co PPD, tower, 111.09; Sandra Zoubek Co Treas, transfers, 300000.00;

 

EMERGENCY 911 FUND – City Norfolk, dispatching, 7448.90; Stanton Telecom Inc, services, 73.23;

 

Total aggregate salaries of all county employees $149,239.94.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to adjourn and set the next meeting for November 19, 2018 at 8:15 AM.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

/s/ Dennis Kment, Chairman, Board of Equalization, Stanton County, Nebraska

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

 

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BOARD OF EQUALIZATION PROCEEDINGS – September 17, 2018

(edited proceedings – Official Proceedings on file in County Clerk’s office)

 

            A meeting of the Board of Equalization of Stanton County, Nebraska was held in the open and public session on September 17, 2018 at 8:00 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

            Present upon roll call were:  David Gutshall, Dennis Kment and Duane Rehak, Board of Equalization.  Wanda Heermann, County Clerk and Cheryl Wolverton, County Assessor were also present.

 

            Advance notice of the meeting was given by publication in the Stanton Register on September 5, 2018, a copy of the proof of publication being attached to these minutes.

 

            Notice of the meeting was given in advance to the Board members, a copy of their acknowledgement of the receipt of notice and the agenda being attached to these minutes.

 

            All proceedings hereinafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was open to the attendance of the public.

 

            Doug Huttmann, member of the public, attended the meeting.

 

            The meeting was called to order at 8:00 AM by Chairman Kment, who announced that the open meeting laws are posted on the wall in the Commissioner’s room and a copy may be obtained from the County Clerk’s office upon request.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the agenda.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to approve the minutes of August 20, 2018 meeting.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Kment and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Cheryl advised the board that there were no corrections sheets or no listings of clerical errors needing approval.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to adjourn and set the next meeting for October 15, 2018 at 8:00 AM.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

/s/ Dennis Kment, Chairman, Board of Equalization, Stanton County, Nebraska

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

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COMMISSIONER’S PROCEEDINGS – September 17, 2018

(edited proceedings – Official Proceedings on file in County Clerk’s office)

 

            A meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Stanton County, Nebraska was held in the open and public session on September 17, 2018 at 8:15 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

            Present upon roll call were:  David Gutshall, Dennis Kment and Duane Rehak, Board of Commissioners.  Wanda Heermann, County Clerk was also present.

 

            Advance notice of the meeting was given by publication in the Stanton Register on September 5, 2018, a copy of the proof of publication being attached to these minutes.

 

            Notice of the meeting was given in advance to the Board members, a copy of their acknowledgement of the receipt of notice and the agenda being attached to these minutes.

 

            All proceedings hereinafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was open to the attendance of the public.

 

            Doug Huttmann, member of the public, attended the meeting.

 

            The meeting was called to order at 8:15 AM by Chairman Kment, who announced that the open meeting laws are posted on the wall in the Commissioner’s room and a copy may be obtained from the County Clerk’s office upon request.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to approve the agenda.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Kment and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the minutes of August 20, 2018 meeting.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            The following correspondence was reviewed and placed on file:  Robert & Janelle Downing – thank you; Nebraska DNR – North Fork Elkhorn Watershed discovery meeting notice; Nebraska DNR – Upper Elkhorn Watershed discovery meeting notice;             Moore Equipment Co, Chillicothe MO – parts flyer; NIRMA – notice annual meeting, luncheon and dividend distribution; NIRMA – NIRMA safety shorts Vol.6 No.9; City of Stanton – ordinance No.886 (snow, debris, and the like on street prohibited).

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Gutshall to approve the following Resolution to add pledged security:

 

RESOLUTION No. 2018.09 – 030:

 

            BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that First Nebraska Bank, Stanton, Nebraska hereby wishes to add the following security held in escrow to secure deposits of this county in said bank, to-wit:  US Treasury Note, No.9128282W9, Due 9/30/2022, 1.875%, $250,000.00; US Treasury Note, No.9128283C2, Due 10/31/2022, 2.0%, $150,000.00; US Treasury Note, No.912828M80, Due 11/30/2022, 2.0%, $250,000.00; US Treasury Note, No.912828TH3, Due 7/31/2019, 0.875%, $100,000.00; US Treasury Note, No.912828TY6, Due 11/15/2022, 1.625%, $250,000.00; US Treasury Note, No.912828H86, Due 1/31/2022, 1.50%, $200,000.00; US Treasury Note, No.912828T26, Due 9/30/2023, 1.375%, $250,000.00; US Treasury Note, No.912828VP2, Due 7/31/2020, 2.0%, $50,000.00; US Treasury Note, No.912828VS6 (Receipt: 322009327), Due 8/15/2023, 2.50%, $250,000.00; US Treasury Note, No.912828VS6 (Receipt: 322009407), Due 8/15/2023, 2.50%, $250,000.00.

 

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.  Dated this 17th day of September, 2018.

 

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners, Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                    /s/ Dennis Kment; /s/ David Gutshall; /s/ Duane Rehak

 

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Hermann, Stanton County Clerk [seal]

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak, Gutshall and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Gutshall to approve the following Resolution to release pledged security (County Clerk):

 

RESOLUTION No. 2018.09 – 031:

 

            BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that First Nebraska Bank, Stanton, Nebraska hereby wishes to release the following security held in escrow to secure deposits of this county in said bank, to-wit:  [Pledged to: Stanton County Clerk]  US Treasury Notes, No.9128282P4, Due 7/31/2022, 1.875%, $250,000.00; Federal Home Loan Banks, No.3130A0JR2, Due 12/13/2019. 2.375%, $600,000.00.

 

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.  Dated this 17th day of September, 2018.

 

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners, Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                    /s/ Dennis Kment; /s/ David Gutshall; /s/ Duane Rehak

 

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Hermann. Stanton County Clerk [seal]

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak, Gutshall and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve and authorize the chairman to sign the Maintenance and Support Services Agreement with GIS Workshop for a one (1) year term commencing September 1, 2018.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

. . . . . . . . . .

GIS Workshop Exhibit A

Maintenance and Support Services Agreement

Stanton County, NE GISW Client Number: 0341-010

[copy of Agreement and Exhibits on file in County Clerk’s office]

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            The budget hearing was opened at 9:00 AM by Chairman Kment.  Present for the hearing was Doug Huttmann.

 

            Advance notice of the budget hearing was published in the Stanton Register, a legal newspaper, on September 5, 2018.

 

            Discussion held on the 2018-2019 proposed budget and other budgetary issues.  To increase the necessary cash reserve, $150,000.00 will be transferred from the Inheritance Tax Fund to the General Fund and $150,000.00 to the Road Fund.  The transfer of funds will be accomplished through the claims process.  The total tax dollar request is $4,621,667.15, an increase of $44,440.77.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to close the budget hearing at 9:20 AM.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak to approve an additional 1% increase to the lid computation for the 2018-2019 budget year. 

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Kment, Rehak and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            The Unused Budget Authority created for the next year will be $959,077.23 instead of the published amount of $929,614.64.  This increase did not change the property tax requested in the published Notice of Budget Hearing.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Kment to approve the following Resolution to approve the 2018-2019 Budget.

 

RESOLUTION No. 2018.09 – 032:

 

RESOLUTION OF ADOPTION AND APPROPRIATIONS

           

            WHEREAS, a proposed County Budget for the Fiscal Year July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019, prepared by the Budget Making Authority, was transmitted to the County Board on the 20th day of August, 2018.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Commissioners of Stanton County, Nebraska as follows:

 

SECTION 1.  That the budget for the Fiscal Year July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019, as categorically evidenced by the Budget Document be, and the same hereby is, adopted as the Budget for Stanton County for said fiscal year.

SECTION 2.  That the offices, departments, activities and institutions herein named are hereby authorized to expend the amounts herein appropriated to them during the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018, and ending June 30, 2019.

SECTION 3.  That the income necessary to finance the appropriations made and expenditures authorized shall be provided out of the unencumbered cash balance in each fund, revenues other than taxation to be collected during the fiscal year in each fund, and tax levy requirements for each fund.

 

            Dated and passed this 17th day of September, 2018.

           

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners, Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                    /s/ Dennis Kment; /s/ Duane Rehak

 

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Hermann, Stanton County Clerk [seal]

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  Gutshall.  Motion Carried.

 

            The hearing for setting the final tax request was opened at 9:25 AM by Chairman Kment.  Present for the hearing was Doug Huttmann.

 

            Advance notice of hearing was published in the Stanton Register, a legal newspaper, on September 5, 2018.

 

            Discussion held on the tax request for this budget year.  It was noted that the proposed levy would be more than last year due to an increase in the property tax request.  The certified 2018 valuation of Stanton County is $1,617,015,503.00, which is an increase of $13,441,396.00 from last year’s valuation.  The proposed tax levy request is 0.285815, an increase of 0.000376 cents per $100 of valuation.  Taxes on $100,000 of valuation will be $3.76 more than last year.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to close the hearing at 9:28 AM.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak to approve the following Resolution setting the tax request at a different amount than last year.

 

RESOLUTION No. 2018.09 – 033:

 

            WHEREAS, Nebraska Revised Statute 77-1601.02 provides that the property tax request for the prior year shall be the property tax request for the current year for purposes of the levy set by the County Board of Equalization unless the Governing Body of Stanton County passes by a majority vote a resolution setting the tax request at a different amount; and

            WHEREAS, a public hearing was held as required by law to hear and consider comments concerning the property tax request; and

            WHEREAS, it is in the best interests of Stanton County that the property tax request for the current year be a different amount than the property tax request for the prior year.

            NOW, THEREFORE, the Governing Body of Stanton County, by a majority vote, resolves that the 2018-2019 property tax request be set at $4,621,667.15.

 

            Dated and passed this 17th day of September, 2018.

           

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners, Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                    /s/ Dennis Kment; /s/ Duane Rehak

 

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Hermann, Stanton County Clerk [seal]

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Kment and Rehak.  Nayes:  Gutshall.  Motion Carried.

 

            W. Bert Lammli, County Attorney, and Darrell Hansen, Bridge Foreman, joined the meeting.

 

            LaLene Bates, Planning and Zoning Administrator, joined the meeting.

 

            Discussion held on the proposed road haul agreement received from TransCanada Keystone Pipeline LP.  Mr. Lammli discussed with the board an option to revise the agreement to be similar to a prior road agreement approved by the board.  The revised agreement will be forwarded to TransCanada Keystone Pipeline LP for review before approval.  No action taken.

 

            Discussion held on damages to county roads because of excessive use.  The cost of materials, labor and machine use will be determined for the repairs. 

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to authorize the chairman to negotiate payment for repairs after the total cost is determined.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            The chairman opened the hearing at 9:50 AM on the Residential Use Permit (RUP) application of Joe Rehak to construct a residence on property located in the E½ SW 25-22-3.  No one appeared for the hearing.  Application was reviewed by the board. 

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Gutshall to close the hearing.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak, Gutshall and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the Residential Use Permit application of Joe Rehak to construct a residence on property located in the E½ SW 25-22-3, as per the Planning Commission recommendations.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            The lot split application of Marilyn Settje to split 7.62 acres on property located in the W½ NW 16-21-2 was reviewed.  No one appeared for the lot split.  LaLene explained the reason for the lot split.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak to approve the Marilyn Settje Lot Split located in the W½ NW 16-21-2, as per Planning Commission recommendations.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Kment, Rehak and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            The lot split application of Rod Tompkins to split Outlot D of Willer’s Cove Subdivision located in Pt N½ 10-23-3 into 2 lots was reviewed.  No one appeared for the lot split.  LaLene explained the reason for the lot split.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Kment to approve the Tompkins Lot Split located in Outlot D Willer’s Cove Subdivision in Pt N½ 10-23-3, as per Planning Commission recommendations.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak, Kment and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Discussion held on zoning issues within the county: proposed lot split in Spring Branch precinct, tourism promotions, watershed regulations and zoning regulations.

 

            Presented to the board for review were:  Resolution 8.20.18-28 of SID No.1 an Amendment to Ordinance No.24-1 “Parking” and Ordinance 6-1 “Trees and Shrubbery and Regulation of Streets and Sidewalks” approved by the Sanitary and Improvement District No. 1 (SID#1) of Stanton County, Nebraska.  These ordinances were approved by the SID#1 pursuant to Nebraska Revised Statute.  The Board of Commissioners reviewed and had no issues with the ordinances, understood the intention of each ordinance and did not foresee any problems with their enactment.

 

            Mark Mainelli, Highway Superintendent, and Ramsy Robertson, representative of Mainelli Wagner and Associates, joined the meeting.

 

            Mark updated the board on the bid letting held in Cedar County on the construction of two (2) bridges (1 bridge within Cedar County, C001403815 and 1 bridge within Stanton County, C008414830, C-84(384)).  The bid letting was conducted by Cedar County for both CBMP projects.  Mr. Manielli advised the board that six (6) bids were received.  Bids were received from:

Theisen Construction Inc, $773,519.02, (Cedar-$392,945.62/Stanton-$380,573.40); Herbst Construction Inc, $861,548.30, (Cedar-$436,913.40/Stanton-$424,634.90); Midwest Underground Inc, $907,180.80, (Cedar-$469,733.90/Stanton-$437,446.90); Kea Contruction LLC, $1,038,036.08, (Cedar-$527,075.66/Stanton-$510,960.42); Graves Construction Co Inc, $1,102,726.10, (Cedar-$564,142.30/Stanton-$538,583.80); Simon Contractors, $1,167,882.00, (Cedar-$615,567.50/Stanton-$552,314.50).

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Kment to award on project C008414830, C-84(384) to Theisen Construction Inc less the gravel costs and authorizes the chairman to sign the necessary paperwork when received.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak, Kment and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Discussion held on the various road projects within the county.

 

            Mike Unger, County Sheriff, joined the meeting.  Mike informed the board of a state mandate requiring the sheriff’s office to use an E-Citation computer system.  This computer system will require the installation of computers with E-Citation software in each sheriff vehicle.  Discussion held on the possibility of law enforcement grants available for upgrading law enforcement equipment.  No action taken.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Kment to approve for the month of August the Documentary Stamp Tax, co shr in the amount of $1,026.40; County Clerk fees in the amount of $3,101.40; P&M Fund fees in the amount of $478.00; Game and Parks Agent fees in the amount of $6.10; Misc Copy fees in the amount of $0.00; Clerk of the District Court fees in the amount of $169.27; Passport fees in the amount of $0.00; County Treasurer’s receipt of money received numbered 19607 – 19677, inclusive in the amount of $262,543.60; and place them on file.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak, Kment and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Kment to approve the following Accounts Payable claims as presented, except to add the claim of B’s Enterprises in the amount of $31,056.00 and approve the Payroll claims as presented and order checks drawn on the various funds as follows:

 

GENERAL FUND – 911 Custom, supplies, 49.92; Advanced Correctional Healthcare, services, 442.76; Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr 7179.51; Appeara, supplies, 121.01; LaLene Bates, fees, 134.02; Kim Bearnes, meals etc, 674.10; Shawn Beaudette, services, 103.00; Big Red Printing Inc, supplies, 425.84; BCBS, ins-co shr, 30431.84; Card Services, fees etc, 457.69; Carney Law PC, atty fees, 544.96; Connecting Point Computers, supplies, 256.50; Cornhusker Auto Cntr, services, 610.91; DAS State Acct, costs, 56.88; Martha Detlefsen, prior service, 12.00; Eakes Office Solutions, supplies, 275.82; Engelhardt TV & Comm Inc, supplies, 99.90; Tyler Evans, supplies, 27.26; Ewalt Law Office PC LLO, public defender, 2316.57; Faith Reg Health Services, services, 181.00; Faith Regional Physician Services LLC, services, 281.00; Farmers Coop, fuel, 2023.79; First Concord Benefits Group, flex benefits, 55.00; Floor Maintenance & Paper Supply, supplies, 17.80; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 7895.02; Jack B. Scherer LLC, services, 206.21; Jack’s Unif & Equip, supplies, 430.60; Diane Kander, reimb, 123.17; Keenan Law PC LLO, atty fees, 1065.00; Lammli & Locke Atty, atty fees, 1470.00; W. Bert Lammli Jr, office allow, 886.00; Lancaster Co Shf, fees, 6.58; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, fuel, 1139.40; Jameson McShane, fees, 20.00; Madison Co Clk Dist Crt, fees, 8.50; Madison Co Dist Crt Mental Health, fees, 50.00; Madison Co Shf, fees, 15.78; Madison Natl Life Ins Co, ins-co shr, 170.63; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees, 7312.00; Midwest Special Services Inc, services, 1573.50; MIPS Inc, services, 2675.25; Nebr Assoc Co Assr, dues, 50.00; Lavern Newkirk, prior service, 17.00; Valorie Olson RMR, fees, 322.50; One Office Solution, supplies, 483.80; Patctech Digital Forensics, fees, 99.00; Pieper & Knutson, atty fees, 2716.15; Pierce Co Crt, fees, 2.50; Pierce Co Shf Dept, boarding, 4600.00; Pilger Library, library supplies, 778.42; Pilger Store LLC, fuel, 90.16; Platte Co Detention Facility, boarding, 150.00; Prime Sanitation Service, services, 39.75; The Radar Shop, supplies, 549.00; Ramada Midtown Conf Cntr, lodging, 273.00; Regency Family Dental, services, 281.00; Region 4 Behavioral Health System, 2nd quarter fees, 4316.25; Rita Roenfeldt, prior service, 20.00; Ron’s Ag & Auto Repair, services, 105.00; Darin J. Schneider dba Spectrum Graphics, services, 88.60; Russell Schwartz, mowing, 300.00; See Store 1 LLC, fuel, 1742.12; Sioux Sales Co, supplies, 287.94; Stanton Auto Parts, services, 493.07; Stanton Co Clk, postage etc, 53.55; Stanton Co Clk Dist Crt, fees, 317.00; Stanton Co Crt, fees, 214.00; Stanton Co Imprest Acct, fees, 20.25; Stanton Co PPD, utilites, 2006.07; Stanton Hardware, supplies, 32.93; Stanton Register & Printing Inc, services, 87.84; Stanton Telecom Inc, services, 1713.33; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 222.00; Tax Valuation Inc, services, 50000.00; Teeco Inc, supplies, 125.00; Thomson Reuters-West, supplies, 809.00; UNL Its Comm Cntr, services, 46.02; Cheryl Wolverton, mileage, 49.05; Loree Zach, supplies, 17.39; Sandra Zoubek Co Treas, fees, etc, 1048.50;

 

ROAD FUND – 2K Trucking Inc, services, 10499.60; Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr, 3515.28; Appeara, services, 32.20; ATCO Intl, supplies, 1545.00; B’s Enterprises Inc, culverts etc, 31736.00; BCBS, ins-co shr, 17917.47; Boelter Farm Repair LLC, services, 280.00; Bomgaars, supplies, 10.99; Curtis Brockman dba Brockman Trucking, hauling, 5600.00; Bret Burtwistle, hauling, 7000.00; Caterpillar Finc Svs Corp, pymnt, 1941.30; Central Sand & Gravel, gravel/borrow, 1700.73; Century Link, services, 55.75; Janice Coates, prior service, 17.00; Cornhusker Intl Trucks Inc, services, 3420.47; Dinkel Impl Co, services, 615.24; Doernemann Farm Service, services, 777.25; James Duncan, prior service, 16.00; Farmers Coop, fuel, 13112.90; Farmers Union Co-op Supply, fuel, 326.02; Gerhold Concrete Co Inc, gravel/borrow, 12867.32; GI Trailer Inc, supplies, 350.62; GIS Workshop, services, 300.00; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 4189.63; Island Supply Welding Co, supplies, 24.18; Jensen Const DT Inc, gravel/borrow, 5200.00; Johnson Sand and Gravel Co Inc, gravel/borrow, 36629.21; Kaup Forage & Turf, supplies, 417.75; Kelly Supply Co, services, 190.91; Kimball Midwest, supplies, 794.74; Cody Koehn, hauling, 815.00; LG Everist Inc, supplies, 5347.75; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, services, 12840.47; Madison Natl Life Ins Co, ins-co shr, 74.78; Mainelli Wagner & Assoc, eng services, 23663.08; Martin Marietta Materials, gravel/borrow, 2710.04; Marxsen Sand and Gravel, gravel/borrow, 1324.05; Matteo Sand & Gravel Co Inc, gravel/borrow, 5124.60; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees, 2750.00; Midwest Diesel Inc, services, 97.50; Midwest Service & Sales Co, signs etc, 1900.25; NMC Exchange LLC, services, 5962.59; NMG LLC dba Norfolk Works, fees, 70.00; Ron Neisius, mowing, 80.00; One Office Solution, supplies, 99.79; Alex Oswald, hauling, 3800.00; Denis Oswald, hauling, 1800.00; Justin Oswald, services, 1200.00; Overhead Door Co, services, 114.00; Pilger Store, supplies etc, 4330.59; Prime Sanitation Service, services, 44.00; Quality Trans & Align Inc, services, 1476.34; Ron’s Ag & Auto Repair, services, 4389.89; S&S Willers Inc dba Pilger Sand & Gravel, gravel/borrow, 28238.95; Stanton Auto Parts, services etc, 648.17; Stanton Co PPD, utilities, 448.79; Stanton Hardware, supplies, 35.97; Stanton Register & Printing Inc, services, 178.76; Stanton Telecom Inc, services, 219.33; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 39.50; Teeco Inc, supplies, 32.50; Truck Cntr Co, services, 1503.38; US Cellular, services, 104.87; Village Pilger, utilities, 112.23; Zee Med Service Co, supplies, 102.95;

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FUND – Ameritas Retirement, ret- co shr 19.44; Engelhardt TV & Comm Inc, services, 700.00; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 22.04;

 

INHERITANCE TAX – Stanton Co PPD, tower, 108.54;

 

EMERGENCY 911 FUND – City Norfolk, dispatching, 7448.90; Stanton Telecom Inc, services, 73.23;

 

Total aggregate salaries of all county employees $160,387.86.

 

Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak, Kment and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Gutshall to adjourn and set the next meeting for October 15, 2018 at 8:15 AM.

 

Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak, Gutshall and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

/s/ Dennis Kment, Chairman, Board of Commissioners, Stanton County, Nebraska

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

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BOARD OF EQUALIZATION PROCEEDINGS – August 20, 2018

(edited proceedings – Official Proceedings on file in County Clerk’s office)

 

            A meeting of the Board of Equalization of Stanton County, Nebraska was held in the open and public session on August 20, 2018 at 8:00 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

            Present upon roll call were:  David Gutshall, Dennis Kment and Duane Rehak, Board of Equalization.  Wanda Heermann, County Clerk, was also present.

 

            Advance notice of the meeting was given by publication in the Stanton Register on August 8, 2018, a copy of the proof of publication being attached to these minutes.

 

            Notice of the meeting was given in advance to the Board members, a copy of their acknowledgement of the receipt of notice and the agenda being attached to these minutes.

 

            All proceedings hereinafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was open to the attendance of the public.

 

            Doug Huttmann, member of the public, attended the meeting.

 

            The meeting was called to order at 8:05 AM by Chairman Kment, who announced that the open meeting laws are posted on the wall in the Commissioner’s room and a copy may be obtained from the County Clerk’s office upon request.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the agenda.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to approve the minutes of July 12, 2018 and July 16, 2018 meetings.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Kment and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            The 2018 review of ownership and use of Stanton County cemeteries has been completed by the County Assessor as per Nebraska Statute 77-202.10.  The listing was presented to the board for review and placed on file.

 

            The County Assessor advised the County Clerk that there were no corrections sheets or no listings of clerical errors needing approval.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to adjourn and set the next meeting for September 17, 2018 at 8:00 AM.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

/s/ Dennis Kment, Chairman, Board of Equalization, Stanton County, Nebraska

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

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COMMISSIONER’S PROCEEDINGS – August 20, 2018

(edited proceedings – Official Proceedings on file in County Clerk’s office)

 

            A meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Stanton County, Nebraska was held in the open and public session on August 20, 2018 at 8:15 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

            Present upon roll call were:  David Gutshall, Dennis Kment and Duane Rehak, Board of Commissioners.  Wanda Heermann, County Clerk was also present.

 

            Advance notice of the meeting was given by publication in the Stanton Register on August 8, 2018, a copy of the proof of publication being attached to these minutes.

 

            Notice of the meeting was given in advance to the Board members, a copy of their acknowledgement of the receipt of notice and the agenda being attached to these minutes.

 

            All proceedings hereinafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was open to the attendance of the public.

 

            Doug Huttmann, member of the public, attended the meeting.

 

            The meeting was called to order at 8:15 AM by Chairman Kment, who announced that the open meeting laws are posted on the wall in the Commissioner’s room and a copy may be obtained from the County Clerk’s office upon request.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to approve the agenda.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Kment and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak to approve the minutes of July 12, 2018 and July 16, 2018 meetings.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Kment, Rehak and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            The following correspondence was reviewed and placed on file:  Chris Herrington, Wick’s Western Star Trucks – NDOT truck tag order; Kyle Schneweis, NDOT – increase speed limit;     NIRMA – NIRMA Safety Shorts Vol.6 No.8; Jared Ashton, NDNR – Lower Elkhorn Watershed Floodplain Mapping Project Update; Stanton Sheriff Office – accident report (road damage); Richard Houck, NDOT – local project monthly status update BRO-7084(7); NE Nebraska Economic Development district – 2017/2018 Annual Report; History Nebraska – National Register Historic Places – Elected Notification, Stanton Carnegie Library; Jordan Vietz, Mainelli Wagner & Assoc – Stanton Southeast C-84(374) shop plans; Kathryn Liebers, Probation Officer – Budget 2018/2019 Fiscal Year; Farmer’s Cooperative, Pilger – Propane Delivery Policy.

 

            Ryan Wehrle, maintenance, joined the meeting to discuss the upgrade to the security camera equipment within and around the courthouse.  Ryan presented a quote he received from Priority Communications & Solutions Inc of Battle Creek in the amount of $5,495.00.  The quote covers equipment and installation.  The quote was reviewed by the board. 

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to authorize Ryan to proceed with the upgrade to the camera system through Priority Communications & Solutions Inc in the amount of $5,495.00.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Kment and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Preliminary levy allocation requests were reviewed.  Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the following resolution of the preliminary requests for levy allocations:

 

RESOLUTION No. 2018.08 – 027:

 

            WHEREAS, Nebraska Statute 77-3443(3) requires all political subdivisions subject to county levy authority to submit a preliminary request for levy allocations to the County Board; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Stanton County Board is the levy authority for the following political subdivisions; and

 

            NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the tax allocations requested for the 2018-2019 Fiscal Year are approved as follows:  Stanton County Agricultural Society – $72,231.30 tax request; Stanton County Rural Fire District – $50,710.98 tax request; Hoskins Rural Fire District (Gen-55,000.00/Sink-10,000.00) – $65,500.00 tax request.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak that the foregoing resolution be adopted.  Roll call vote:  Ayes: 3 Nayes: 0 Absent: 0 Motion Carried.

 

            Dated this 20th day of August, 2018.

                                                                                    Board of Commissioner, Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                    /s/ Dennis Kment

                                                                                    /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                    /s/ Duane Rehak

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann, Stanton County Clerk [seal]

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Discussion held on an hourly increase for the maintenance/custodian and road department employees.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to increase the hourly rate by 50¢ for the maintenance/custodian and road department employees, effective July 1, 2018.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Discussion held on the Subaward Agreement between the County and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of children and Family Services Child Support Enforcement.  The purpose of the agreement is to account for the work of the Clerk of the District Court as it relates to child support enforcement.  (copy of Subaward Agreement on file in the County clerk’s office)  The county clerk advised the board the document needs to be signed with an electronic signature through DocuSign NA3 System by the clerk of the district court.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak to approve the Subaward Agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services effective October 1, 2018 and through September 30, 2019 and authorize the clerk of the district court to sign this document through DocuSign.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Kment, Rehak and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Gutshall to approve the following Resolution to add pledged security:

 

RESOLUTION No. 2018.08 – 028:

 

            BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that Stanton State Bank, Stanton, Nebraska hereby wishes to add the following security held in escrow to secure deposits of this county in said bank, to-wit:  Federal Home Loan Banks, No.3130ADYY2; Due 7/15/2020, 2.40%; $200,000.00.

 

            AND, that the release of the following security is also hereby approved: Federal Home Loan Banks, No.3130A0TN0, Due 7/27/2018, 1.55%, $200,000.00.

 

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

            Dated this 20th day of August, 2018.

                                                                                    Board of Commissioner, Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                    /s/ Dennis Kment

                                                                                    /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                    /s/ Duane Rehak

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann

Stanton County Clerk [seal]

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak, Gutshall and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Gutshall to approve the following Resolution to add and release pledged security:

 

RESOLUTION No. 2018.08 – 029:

 

            BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that Stanton State Bank, Stanton, Nebraska hereby wishes to add the following Irrevocable Letter of Credit held in said bank, to-wit:  Irrevocable Letter of Credit No. 51485, Expiration Date 9/17/2018, $3,000,000.00.

 

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

            Dated this 20th day of August, 2018.

                                                                                    Board of Commissioner, Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                    /s/ Dennis Kment

                                                                                    /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                    /s/ Duane Rehak

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann, Stanton County Clerk [seal]

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak, Gutshall and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Ramsy Robertson, representative of Mainelli Wagner and Associates, joined the meeting.

 

            LaLene Bates, Planning and Zoning Administrator, joined the meeting.

 

            The chairman opened the hearing at 9:30 AM on the Conditional Use Permit Application of Matthew Heimann/M&P Heimann Family Limited Partnership/Lismar Farms Inc to construct a livestock feeding operation (hog facility) on property located in the SW 8-24-3.  Appearing for the hearing were:  Matthew Heimann, Rod Leman and Lori Ruskamp.  Mr. Heimann informed the board on the building locations and livestock quantity.  He also advised the site would be constructed per setbacks approved by the planning commission.  The livestock facility will be a family operation.  Lori Ruskamp spoke in opposition of the construction of the site.  She stressed concerns with regulation management for noncompliance, contamination of the water supply and increased truck traffic in the area.  LaLene commented on the complaint process, NDEQ provisions and planning commission management.  The chairman asked if there was any other testimony.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Gutshall to close the hearing.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak, Gutshall and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Mr. Lammli, County Attorney, joined the meeting.

 

            Additional comments were supplied by the board on the road maintenance and weight limit on the bridges in the area.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Kment to approve the Conditional Use Permit Application of Matthew Heimann/M&P Heimann Family Limited Partnership/Lismar Farms Inc to construct a livestock feeding operation (hog facility) on property located in the SW 8-24-3, as per Planning Commission recommendations.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak, Kment and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            The chairman opened the hearing at 10:10 AM on the Conditional Use Permit Application of Jordan Wilke/Double Creek Land LLC to construct a hog facility on property located Pt NW 13-21-1.  Appearing for the hearing was Jordan Wilke.  LaLene explained the conditions associated with this CUP.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Gutshall to close the hearing.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak, Gutshall and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to approve the Conditional Use Permit Application of Jordan Wilke/Double Creek Land LLC to construct a hog facility on property located Pt NW 13-21-1, as per Planning Commission recommendations.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Kment, Gutshall and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Mr. Lammli left the meeting.

 

            No hearing was held on the proposed addition of Solar Farms to the Stanton County Zoning Regulations due to there being no recommendation from the Planning Commission.  No action taken by the board.

 

            LaLene presented and explained the Sweigard Lot Split to split 6.81 acres on property located in the N½ NE and SE NE 4-23-1.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the Sweigard Lot Split located in the N½ NE and SE NE 4-23-1, as per Planning Commission recommendations.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Kimberly Dickey, Project Manager, and David Levy, counsel, for NextEra Energy Resources joined the meeting to discuss the road agreement approval.  Presented for approval was a revised Road Agreement between Stanton County and Sholes Wind LLC.  The board was advised that Mr. Lammli has no issues with the revised agreement.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve and authorize the chairman to sign the Road Agreement contingent on the issuance of the performance bond in the amount of $750,000.00 and a written evaluation of the road and bridge conditions along the haul route prior to construction.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

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STANTON COUNTY ROADS AGREEMENT

Between Stanton County, Nebraska and Sholes Wind, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company

[copy of Agreement and Exhibits on file in County Clerk’s office]

. . . . . . . . . .

 

            No one appeared on behalf of TransCanada.  Approval of the TransCanada performance bond, road haul agreement and permits to construct utilities on County Right-of-Way tabled until further information is received.  No action taken by the board.

 

            Brian Dixon, Floodplain Management and Mitigation Coordinator for the Department of Natural Resources, joined the meeting to discuss Project 31208 (LPA project) located STR 5/8-23-2, a/k/a BRO-7084(7), C008411620.  The proposed project will raise flood water an additional 2plus feet higher than allowed.  The State advises that there can only be a 6” rise allowed.  Mr. Dixon suggested the increase in the flow should be at zero or below 6”.  Discussion held on possible solutions.  The board will have the highway engineer review the project with respect to the flood plain issues arising from the proposed project specifications. 

 

            Bid Letting for Eastwood Street Paving, C-84(383) was held at 10:45 AM.  Representatives of A&R Construction Co and Elkhorn Paving Construction Co appeared.

 

            The chairman opened the sealed bids and read them aloud as follows:  A&R Construction Co, PO Box 121, Plainview NE 68769; Total Project:  $112,464.00; Start Date: 11-18, End Date:  12-18; Elkhorn Paving Construction Co Inc, 702 W Benjamin Ave, Norfolk NE 68701; Total Project:  $131,734.55; Start Date:  11-1-18. End Date:  12-15-18.

 

Bids were reviewed by the board and checked for accuracy.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to accept the bid of A&R Construction of Plainview NE for the Eastwood Street Paving, C-84(383) in the amount of $112,464.00 and authorizes the chairman to sign the necessary paperwork when received.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Kment and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Bid Letting for Stanton County 2018 Box Culverts, C-84(352) and C-84(371) was held at 11:00 AM.  Representatives of A&R Construction, ME Collins and JJK Construction appeared.

 

            The chairman opened the sealed bids and read them aloud as follows: 

M.E. Collins Contracting Co Inc, PO Box 83, Wahoo NE 68066; Total Project:  $464,627.98, End Date:  May 1, 2019 (CBC Items:  $385,414.65; Roadway Items: $79,213.33);

A&R Construction Co, PO Box 121, Plainview NE 68769-0121; Total Project:  $440,082.20; Start Date:  May 2019, End Date:   July 2019; (CBC Items: $352,296.05; Roadway Items: $87,786.15);

JJK Construction LLC, 6700 Little Salt Rd. Ceresco NE 68017; Total Project:  $489,129.32; Start Date: Sep 2018, End Date:  Dec 2018; (CBC Items: $412,015; Roadway Items: $77,114.29).

 

Bids were reviewed by the board and checked for accuracy.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Gutshall to accept the bid of A&R Construction of Plainview NE for the Stanton County 2018 Box Culverts, C-84(352) and C-84(371) in the amount of $352,296.05 (CBC items only, excludes the roadway items) and authorizes the chairman to sign the necessary paperwork when received.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak, Gutshall and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            The board reviewed the proposed FY2018-2019 county budget with the county clerk.  Discussion held on the budget, the FY2018-2019 proposed property tax request compared to the FY2017-2018 property tax request.  Various funds were reviewed for possible reductions to the proposed tax request.  A copy of the FY2018-2019 budget is on file in the County Clerk’s office.  The notice of budget hearing and budget summary will be published prior to the budget hearing.

 

            The County Budget Hearing is scheduled for September 17, 2018 at 9:00 AM and the hearing on the Final Tax Request is scheduled for September 17, 2018 at 9:15 AM.

 

            Ramsay Robertson updated the board on the various culvert projects within the county and the removal of a closed bridge.  The bid letting in conjunction with Cedar County on a CBMP project will be reviewed at the September 17, 2018 meeting.  Also discussed were the new Nebraska Department of Transportation weight limit regulations.  New weight limits signs will need to be replaced on bridges within the county.  A listing of the replacements will be given to Darrell Hansen, bridge foreman, to update. 

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak to approve for the month of July the Documentary Stamp Tax, co shr in the amount of $862.41; County Clerk fees in the amount of $2,918.50; P&M Fund fees in the amount of $436.00; Game and Parks Agent fees in the amount of $5.00; Misc Copy fees in the amount of $19.00; Clerk of the District Court fees in the amount of $166.38; Passport fees in the amount of $0.00; County Treasurer receipt of money received numbered 19536 – 19552 & 19554 – 19606, inclusive in the amount of $327,042.41; County Treasurer List Distress Warrants Issued October 31, 2017 and Returned from County Sheriff; Veterans Service Office 4th Quarter Report; and place them on file.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Kment, Rehak and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the following Accounts Payable and Payroll claims as presented and order checks drawn on the various funds as follows: 

 

GENERAL FUND – Advanced Correctional Healthcare, services, 725.25; Mark Albin Atty, atty fees, 1437.99; Ameritas Ret, ret-co shr, 7068.03; Antelope Co Shf Dept, boarding, 3560.00; Pender Care Cen Dist Inc dba/The Apothecary Shop, services, 14.12; Appeara, supplies, 242.02; Sacred Heart Health Serv dba Avera Med Group, services, 120.00; Kim Bearnes, mileage etc, 545.15; Shawn Beaudette, services, 103.00; Joshua Bennett, reimb, 21.37; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 75.71; Blue Cross Blue Shield, ins-co shr, 30431.84; Card Services , fees, 49.21; Gary Carson, postage, 63.00; Cedar Co Crt, costs, 8.00; DAS State Acct, costs, 43.88; Martha Detlefsen, prior service, 12.00; Douglas Co Crt, costs, 2.75; Douglas Co Shf Office, costs, 23.02; Eakes Office Solutions, supplies, 392.36; Emmett’s, supplies, 8.19; Ewalt Law Office PC LLO, public defender, 2316.57; Farmer’s Coop, fuel, 1601.74; First Concord Benefits Group, flex benefits, 60.00; Flooring Solutions, supplies, 9.64; Judy Godel, services, 200.00; Jeremy Goeken, supplies, 97.50; Wanda Heermann, reimb, 18.02; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 7760.18; Jack Scherer LLC, services, 156.50; Johnson’s Inc, services, 1981.00; William Kaiser, services, 875.00; Diane Kander, reimb, 164.78; W Bert Lammli Jr, office allow, 886.00; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, fuel, 211.72; Madison Co, dist judge costs, 135.08; Madison Co Crt, costs, 9.25; Madison Co Shf, boarding etc, 6745.78; Madison Natl Life Ins Co, ins-co shr, 170.63; Anthony  McPhillips, meals, 95.70; Menards, supplies, 20.99; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees, 21312.00; Midwest Special Services Inc, services, 153.00; MIPS Inc, services, 3514.52; National Pen Co, supplies, 315.90; Nebr Assoc Co Off, education, 140.00; Lavern Newkirk, prior services, 17.00; NMS Labs, services, 306.00; NE Medical Imaging PC, services, 136.00; NE Nebr Assoc Co Off, fees, 150.00; One Office Solution, supplies, 938.66; William Ouren, services, 75.00; Pender Comm Hospital, services, 371.00; Physicians Lab PC, services, 1375.00; Pierce Co Shf, boarding, 4750.00; Pierce Recue Unit, services, 692.00; Pilger Library, library supplies, 427.16; Pilger Store LLC, fuel, 132.70; Postmaster, box rent, 396.00; Prime Sanitation Serv, services, 39.75; Pro-Vision Inc, equip, 2753.92; Rita Roenfeldt, prior services, 20.00; Ron’s Ag & Auto Repair, services, 80.00; Sec of State, fees, 20.00; See Store 1 LLC, fuel, 647.85; Sioux Sales Co, supplies, 399.45; Stanton Auto Parts, services, 267.00; Stanton Co Crt, costs, 459.75; Stanton Co Imp Acct, fees, 20.25; Stanton Co PPD, utilities, 2005.21; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 23.97; Stanton Register & Printing Inc, services, 1241.46; Stanton Telecom, services, 1691.51; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 271.31; Stratton DeLay Doele Carlson & Buettner PC, atty fees, 2016.70; Tax Valuation Inc, services, 10000.00; Teeco Inc, supplies, 171.95; Thurston Co Shf, boarding, 2300.00; UNL Its Comm Cen, services, 46.02; Wayne Co, dist judge costs, 4159.16; Wolfs Den, meals, 104.50; Woods & Aitken LLP, services, 2973.16; Zee Medical Service Co, supplies, 18.70; Sandra Zoubek Co Treas, postage etc, 5019.50; Sandra Zoubek, meals etc, 728.84;

 

ROAD FUND – 2K Trucking Inc, hauling, 15297.29; Ameritas Ret, ret-co shr, 3230.40; Appeara, services, 30.61; ATCO Intl, supplies, 1338.93; B’s Enterprises Inc, signs etc, 627.00; Blue Cross Blue Shield, ins-co shr, 17070.91; Boelter Farm Repair LLC, services, 2071.36; Caterpillar Finc Svs Corp, payment, 2041.30; Central Sand & Gravel, gravel borrow, 3479.31; Century Link, service, 54.54; Clarkson Plbg & Htg Inc, supplies, 88.23; Janice Coates, prior service, 17.00; Cross Dillon Tire, services, 37.63; Dinkel Imp Co, services, 458.30; James Duncan, prior service, 16.00; Farmer’s Coop, fuel, 13805.83; Gerhold Concrete Co Inc, gravel borrow, 1007.98; Hamernik Plbg, services, 756.05; IRS USA Tax Pymt,so sec tax-co shr, 3866.75; Island Supply Welding Co, supplies, 90.17; Johnson Sand and Gravel Co Inc, gravel borrow, 29669.95; Kimball Midwest, supplies, 303.15; Cody Koehn, hauling, 740.00; LG Everist Inc, gravel borrow, 1332.18; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, services, 11037.65; Madison Natl Life Ins Co, ins-co shr, 74.78; Mainelli Wagner & Assoc, eng services, 1100.00; Martin Marietta Materials, gravel borrow, 7766.66; Marxsen Sand and Gravel, gravel borrow, 2819.60; Matteo Sand & Gravel Co Inc, gravel borrow, 19894.80; Anthony McPhillips, reimburse, 49.05; Medical Enterprises Inc, fees, 110.00; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees, 9250.00; Midwest Service & Sales Co, signs etc, 8213.05; Motoplex of Norfolk, services, 286.46; NMC Exchange LLC, services, 871.32; Ron Neisius, services, 200.00; Alex Oswald, hauling, 3200.00; Denis Oswald, hauling, 400.00; Justin Oswald, hauling, 1650.00; Pilger Store, supplies etc, 3393.73; S&S Willers Inc dba Pilger Sand & Gravel, gravel borrow, 51157.27; Pollard Pumping Inc, services, 225.00; William Schellen dba Prime Align, services, 265.40; Prime Sanitation Service, services, 44.00; Quality Trans & Align Inc, services, 3161.35; Road Builders Mach & Supply Co, services, 3282.96; Ron’s Ag & Auto Repair, services, 171.94; Stanton Auto Parts, services etc, 131.60; Stanton Co PPD, services, 430.62; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 185.81; Stanton Register & Printing Inc, services, 62.12; Stanton Telecom Inc , services, 218.53; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 39.50; Teeco Inc, supplies, 24.50; Truck Cntr Co, services, 2799.17; US Cellular, services, 104.87; Village Pilger, utilities, 112.23;

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FUND - Ameritas Ret, ret-co shr, 29.94; Farmer’s Coop, fuel etc, 367.55; Sanford Goshorn, supplies etc, 59.72; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 33.97; One Office Solution, supplies, 34.06; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 23.97; Verizon Wireless, services, 250.00;

 

INHERITANCE TAX – Stanton Co PPD, tower, 116.82;

 

EMERGENCY 911 FUND – City Norfolk, dispatching, 8180.04; Stanton Telecom Inc, services, 73.23;

 

Total aggregate salaries of all county employees:  $154,561.15.

 

Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to adjourn and set the next meeting for September 17, 2018 at 8:15 AM and set the budget hearing for September 17, 2018 at 9:00 AM.

 

Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

/s/ Dennis Kment, Chairman, Board of Commissioners, Stanton County, Nebraska

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

 

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            Notice is hereby published in accordance with Section 23-122, Revised Statutes of Nebraska, Re-Issue 1943 that the following are the current salaries of all County employees:

 

Assessor, Clerk, Treasurer - $4,066.67 mo; Attorney - $4,150 mo; Commissioner - $2,000 mo; Comm, Chairman - $2,083.33 mo; Sheriff - $4,525 mo plus $30 Brd Health Adm; Deputy Assr - $18.65 hr; Deputy Atty - $2,900 mo; Deputy Clk - $18.75 hr; Deputy Treas - $18.28 hr; Sr Deputy Shf - $20.40 hr; Deputy Shf - $19/$20 hr; Dep Shf (part-time) - $15 hr; Emergency Mgmt Director (part-time) - $12 hr; Planning & Zoning Admin - $23.80 hr; Planning Commission Member - $15 meeting plus mileage; Veteran’s Service Officer - $23.80 hr; Weed Superintendent (part-time) - $1,000 mo; Maintenance - $16.50 hr; Secretary 1 Assr - $16 hr; Secretary Atty - $22.75 hr; Secretary Clk - $15.75 hr; Secretary 1 Co Edu - $18.25 hr; Secretary 2 Co Edu (part-time) - $14.00 hr; Secretary Shf - $14.50 hr; Secretary 1 Treas - $17.28 hr; Secretary 2 Treas - $14.50 hr; Road Clerk (part-time) - $300 mo; Bridge Foreman - $18.90 hr; Road Employee - $16.80 hr; Road Employee (part-time) - $15.50 hr.

 

Dated:  July 26, 2018                                                                                       Wanda Heermann

                                                                                                                        Stanton County Clerk

Published: August 1, 2018

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BOARD OF EQUALIZATION PROCEEDINGS – July 16, 2018

(edited proceedings – Official Proceedings on file in County Clerk’s office)

 

            A meeting of the Board of Equalization of Stanton County, Nebraska was held in the open and public session on July 16, 2018 at 8:00 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

            Present upon roll call were:  David Gutshall, Dennis Kment and Duane Rehak, Board of Equalization.  Wanda Heermann, County Clerk and Cheryl Wolverton, County Assessor were also present.

 

            Advance notice of the meeting was given by publication in the Stanton Register on July 4, 2018, a copy of the proof of publication being attached to these minutes.

 

            Notice of the meeting was given in advance to the Board members, a copy of their acknowledgement of the receipt of notice and the agenda being attached to these minutes.

 

            All proceedings hereinafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was open to the attendance of the public.

 

            The meeting was called to order at 8:05 AM by Chairman Kment, who announced that the open meeting laws are posted on the wall in the Commissioner’s room and a copy may be obtained from the County Clerk’s office upon request.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the agenda.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Cheryl submitted a clerical error listing for July 16, 2018 within Stanton County.  She explained the updates and/or changes to the listed properties.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the list of clerical errors and allow the County Assessor to adjust the tax rolls.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Cheryl presented to the Board an Amended 2018 Plan of Assessment for Stanton County Assessment Years 2019, 2020 and 2021.  Plan Assessment was reviewed and placed on file.

 

            Chairman Kment opened the protest hearing at 8:20 AM and swore in the County Assessor, Cheryl Wolverton.

 

Decisions were made on the following protests.

 

2018 – 001:     Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak that there is no change in valuation.

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Gutshall to recess the Board of Equalization’s meeting to open the Board of Commissioner’s meeting.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak, Gutshall and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            The chairman re-opened the Board of Equalization meeting at 11:40 AM.

 

            Cheryl Wolverton, County Assessor, rejoined the meeting and was reminded she was still under oath.

 

Decisions were made on the following protests:

 

2018 – 002:     Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak to change the valuation to $106,660.00.

            Voting:  Ayes:  Kment, Rehak and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

2018 – 003:     Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak that there is no change in valuation.

            Voting:  Ayes:  Kment, Rehak and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

2018 – 004:     Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to change the valuation to $232,130.00.

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Kment and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

2018 – 005:     Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to change the valuation to $234,535.00.

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

2018 – 006:     Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak that there is no change in valuation.

            Voting:  Ayes:  Kment, Rehak and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

2018 – 007:     Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak to change the valuation to $381,475.00.

            Voting:  Ayes:  Kment, Rehak and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

2018 – 008:     Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to change the valuation to $367,910.00.

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Kment and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

2018 – 009:     Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Kment to change the valuation to $381,380.00.

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak, Kment and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

2018 – 010:     Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to change the valuation to $415,180.00.

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

2018 – 011:     Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to change the valuation to $436,490.00.

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Kment and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

2018 – 012:     Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to change the valuation to $746,815.00.

            Voting:  Ayes:  Kment, Gutshall and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

2018 – 013:     Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to change the valuation to $213,140.00.

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Kment and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

2018 – 014:     Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak to change the valuation to $74,820.00.

            Voting:  Ayes:  Kment, Rehak and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

2018 – 015:     Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak that there is no change in valuation.

            Voting:  Ayes:  Kment, Rehak and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

2018 – 016:     Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to change the valuation to $116,760.00.

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

2018 – 017:     Motion made by Rehak, seconded Gutshall to change the valuation to $649,360.00.

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak, Gutshall and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

2018 – 018:     Motion made by Gutshall, seconded Rehak to change the valuation to $532,600.00.

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

2018 – 019:     Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak to change the valuation to $144,015.00.

            Voting:  Ayes:  Kment, Rehak and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

2018 – 020:     Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to change the valuation to $193,465.00.

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Kment and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

2018 – 021 through 2018 – 027, inclusive:       Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment that there is no change in valuations.

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Kment and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

2018 – 028:     Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak that there is no change in valuation.

            Voting:  Ayes:  Kment, Rehak and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

2018 – 029:     Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak to change the valuation to $780,380.00.

            Voting:  Ayes:  Kment, Rehak and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

2018 – 030:     Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall that there is no change in valuation.

            Voting:  Ayes:  Kment, Gutshall and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

2018 – 031:     Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to change the valuation to $625,680.00.

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Kment and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

2018 – 032:     Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to change the valuation to $448,980.00.

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Kment and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

2018 – 033:     Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Kment to change the valuation to $255,985.00.

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak, Kment and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

2018 – 034:     Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to change the valuation to $671,275.00.

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

2018 – 035:     Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak to change the valuation to $197,580.00.

            Voting:  Ayes:  Kment, Rehak and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

2018 – 036:     Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Gutshall to change the valuation to $26,370.00.

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak, Gutshall and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

2018 – 037:     Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to change the valuation to $17,425.00.

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Kment and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

2018 – 038:     Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak that there is no change in valuation.

            Voting:  Ayes:  Kment and Rehak.  Nayes:  Gutshall.  Motion Carried.

 

2018 – 039:     Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall that there is no change in valuation.

            Voting:  Ayes:  Kment, Gutshall and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

2018 – 040:     Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak that there is no change in valuation.

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

2018 – 041 through 2018 – 044, inclusive:       Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak that there is no change in valuations.

            Voting:  Ayes:  Kment, Rehak and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

2018 – 045:     Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment that there is no change in valuation.

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Kment and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

2018 – 046:     Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak to change the valuation to $370,935.00.

            Voting:  Ayes:  Kment, Rehak and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

2018 – 047:     Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment that there is no change in valuation.

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Kment and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

2018 – 048:     Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak that there is no change in valuation.

            Voting:  Ayes:  Kment, Rehak and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

2018 – 049:     Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak that there is no change in valuation.

            Voting:  Ayes:  Kment, Rehak and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

2018 – 050:     Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Gutshall to change the valuation to $206,460.00.

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak, Gutshall and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

Each protester will be notified by August 2nd of the decision of the County Board of Equalization.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Gutshall to adjourn and set the next meeting for August 20, 2018 at 8:00 AM.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak, Gutshall and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

/s/ Dennis Kment, Chairman, Board of Equalization, Stanton County, Nebraska

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

* * * * * * *

COMMISSIONER’S PROCEEDINGS – July 16, 2018

(edited proceedings – Official Proceedings on file in County Clerk’s office)

 

            A meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Stanton County, Nebraska was held in the open and public session on July 16, 2018 at 8:15 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

            Present upon roll call were:  David Gutshall, Dennis Kment and Duane Rehak, Board of Commissioners.  Wanda Heermann, County Clerk was also present.

 

            Advance notice of the meeting was given by publication in the Stanton Register on July 4, 2018, a copy of the proof of publication being attached to these minutes.

 

            Notice of the meeting was given in advance to the Board members, a copy of their acknowledgement of the receipt of notice and the agenda being attached to these minutes.

 

            All proceedings hereinafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was open to the attendance of the public.

 

            The meeting was called to order at 8:50 AM by Chairman Kment, who announced that the open meeting laws are posted on the wall in the Commissioner’s room and a copy may be obtained from the County Clerk’s office upon request.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Gutshall to approve the agenda.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak, Gutshall and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Darrell Hansen, bridge foreman, joined the meeting.

 

            Russ Hamer, Nebraska Game and Parks Area Manager, appeared to update the Board on the Wood Duck Wildlife Management Area Wetland restoration project.  Discussion held on the funding of the project, road concerns within the wetland and option to protect from erosion and animal tunneling.  Mr. Hamer presented a preliminary overall plan view indicating the development area within the wetlands.  No action needed as this was an informational discussion.

 

            Sandy Zoubek, County Treasurer, joined the meeting.  Discussion held on the semi-annual report for January – June, 2018.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to approve the following Resolution for the County Treasurer’s Semi-Annual report:

 

RESOLUTION No. 2018.07 – 025:

 

                        BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board proceeded with and completed settlement with the County Treasurer for the six (6) months ending June 30, 2018 and found that all receipts and disbursements were properly accounted for as per statement on file at the County Clerk’s office.

 

            Dated this 16th day of July, 2018.

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners
                                                                                    Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                    /s/ Dennis Kment

                                                                                    /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                    /s/ Duane Rehak

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann
Stanton County Clerk  [seal]

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Kment and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the following Resolution to release pledged security:

 

RESOLUTION No. 2018.07 – 026:

 

            BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that First Nebraska Bank, Stanton, Nebraska hereby wishes to release the following security held in escrow to secure deposits of this county in said bank, to-wit: US Treasury Note, No.912828D23, Due 4/30/2019, $500,000.00; US Treasury Note, No.912828D80, Due 8/31/2019, $500,000.00; US Treasury Note, No.912828F62, Due 10/31/2019, $500,000.00; US Treasury Note, No.912828PC8, Due 11/15/2020, $500,000.00; US Treasury Note, No.912828WY2, Due 7/31/2021, $1,000,000.00.

 

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

            Dated this 16th day of July, 2018.

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners
                                                                                    Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                    /s/ Dennis Kment

                                                                                    /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                    /s/ Duane Rehak

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann
Stanton County Clerk  [seal]

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            LaLene Bates, Planning and Zoning Administrator, joined the meeting.

 

            Kimberly Dickey and Philip Clement, Project Managers, and Damon Steelman representatives for NextEra Energy Resources joined the meeting to discuss the road agreement, haul route map and the issuance of a letter of credit.  The board was presented a map showing the haul route.  Mr. Steelman advised the board that the route was inspected by himself and Darrell Hansen, County Bridge Foreman.  The route would travel on Hwy 35 turn onto 846 Rd and travel west a couple of miles to the construction site north of Nucor.  The route also would travel south on N Eastwood St approximately ¾ of a mile.  A performance bond in the amount of $750,000.00 will be issued to cover damages to roads, bridges and culverts along the haul route.  The road agreement presented will need to be revised to indicate the roads impacted by the haul route in Stanton County and the indication of the issuance of the performance bond.  Also the agreement should include only items pertaining to the construction within Stanton County.  Also discussed was the need to bury a redundant fiber line in the county right of way.  This approval will need to be obtained through the County Permit to Construct Utilities on County right-of-way.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the haul route and the $750,000.00 performance bond contingent on the approval of the road agreement and authorize the chairman to sign the performance bond prior to the approval of the road agreement.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Mark Mainelli, Highway Superintendent, joined the meeting.

 

            Discussion held on the application to vacate plat of Joseph Neemeyer described as follows: Lot 3 of the Replat of the Replat of Falk Lot Split located NE NW 4-21-1 and a tract surveyed by Lavern Schroeder dated 1/12/87 located in the NE NW and the W½ NE 4-24-1.  After the vacation of the lot split a new lot split will be submitted for approval.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to vacate Lot 3 of the Replat of the Replat of Falk Lot Split located NE NW 4-21-1 and a tract surveyed by Lavern Schroeder dated 1/12/87 located in the NE NW and the W½ NE 4-24-1, as per Planning Commission recommendations.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Discussion held on the Joe Neemeyer Lot Split to split 3.36 acres on property located in the NE NW and the W½ NE 4-24-1.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to approve the Joe Neemeyer Lot Split located in the NE NW and the W½ NE 4-24-1 more particularly described as the vacated Lot 3 of the Replat of the Replat of Falk Lot Split in the NE NW 4-24-1 and a tract surveyed by Lavern Schroeder dated 1/12/87 located in the NE NW and the W½ NE 4-24-1, as per Planning Commission recommendations.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Kment and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Discussion held on the Arlene Gnirk Lot Split application to split 7.65 acres lots on property located in the NE SE 2-24-1.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak to approve the Green Acres Lot Split located in the NE SE 2-24-1, as per Planning Commission recommendations.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Kment and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Abstain:  Gutshall.  Motion Carried.

 

            Discussion held on the Brad Maas Lot Split to split 1.36 acres (an unbuildable lot) on property located in the W½ NW 26-24-2.          

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to approve the Bradley T. Maas’s Lot Split located in the W½ NW 26-24-2, as per Planning Commission recommendations.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Kment, Gutshall and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Discussion held on the Roger Gall Lot Split to split 5.81 acres on property located in the SE 22-21-2 with the addition of a well site.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Gutshall to approve the Roger Gall Lot Split located in the SE 22-21-2, as per Planning Commission recommendations.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak, Gutshall and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Discussion held with Mark Mainelli on road issues and bridge issues within the county.  Mark advised the board of a new State posting for the load rating on bridges.  Box culvert plans for C-84(352) and C-84(371) and the Woodland Park paving projects were discussed.  Bid Letting for these projects scheduled for the August 20, 2018 meeting.

 

            Robert Latimer and Paul Phillips, representatives of TransCanada, joined the meeting to discuss the Keystone XL Pipeline Project.  Mr. Latimer updated the board on the Public Service Commission’s approved route of the pipeline, the acquisition of permits and land easements, the proposed construction to start in 2020 and at this time there is not pump station to be constructed in the county.  Discussion held on the 9 Permits to Construct Utilities on County right-of-ways in Dimick Precinct.  The board advised TransCanada that a Performance Bond will need to be issued to cover damages to county roads, road right-of-ways, bridges and culverts along the construction and haul route.  Also a road haul agreement will need to be filed indicating the roads impacted. 

 

            Approval of the permits tabled until August 20, 2018 to allow the issuance of a performance bond and a road haul agreement.  No action taken by the board.

 

            Bid Letting for Stanton Southeast, C-84(374) was held at 11:00 AM.  Representatives of Midwest Service and Sales and B’s Enterprises appeared.

 

            The chairman opened the sealed bids and read them aloud as follows:  Midwest Service and Sales Co., 602 Rd 5, Schuyler NE 68661, Total Project:         $29,138.36, Delivery Date:  approximately 11/30/2018; Metal Culverts Inc., PO Box 330, Jefferson City MO 65102, Total Project:   $36,952.00, Delivery Date:  10-12 weeks A.R.O.; B’s Enterprises Inc., PO Box 889, Norfolk NE 68702, Total Project:  $31,056.00, Delivery Date:  6-10 weeks after approval drawings; Contech Engineered Solutions LLC, 6611 Tanglewood Lane, Lincoln NE 68516, Total Project:        $29,200.00, Delivery Date:  6 weeks after receipt of order.

 

Bids were reviewed by the board.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Gutshall to accept the bid of B’s Enterprises Inc. in the amount of $31,056.00 due to the time frame of delivery.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak, Gutshall and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            The following correspondence was reviewed and placed on file:  Melanie Thompson, ELVPHD – NNLTR (flooding); NIRMA – NIRMA Safety Shorts Vol. 6 No. 7; Richard Houck, NDOT – Local Project Monthly Status Update, BRO-7084(7).

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak to approve for the month of June the Documentary Stamp Tax, co shr in the amount of $1,326.37; County Clerk fees in the amount of $3,037.00; P&M Fund fees in the amount of $478.50; Game and Parks Agent fees in the amount of $9.00; Misc Copy fees in the amount of $19.00; Clerk of the District Court fees in the amount of $118.35; Passport fees in the amount of $35.00; County Treasurer’s receipt of money received numbered 19478 – 19535, inclusive in the amount of $292,502.37; and place them on file.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Kment, Rehak and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the following Accounts Payable and Payroll claims as presented and order checks drawn on the various funds as follows:

 

GENERAL FUND – Advanced Corr Healthcare, services, 234.02; Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr, 6777.97; Sacred Heart Health Serv, dba Avera Med Health Group, services, 75.00; Kim Bearnes, mileage etc, 75.15; Shawn Beaudette, services, 103.00; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 52.03; BCBS, ins-co shr, 30431.84; Gary Carson, postage etc, 35.48; DAS State Acct, costs, 13.00; Martha Detlefsen, prior serv, 12.00; Doerr & Klein PC, atty fee, 1061.06; Douglas Co Treas, fees, 250.00; Eakes Office Solutions, supplies, 6.99; Electrical Eng & Equip Co, supplies, 99.72; Ewalt Law Office PC LLO, atty fees, 2316.57; Faith Reg Physician Serv LLC, services, 249.75; Farmer’s Coop, fuel, 1713.25; First Concord Benefits Group, flex benefits, 50.00; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 7451.12; Kuehn’s Auto Body Inc, repairs, 2000.00; W Bert Lammli Jr, office allow, 860.00; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, fuel, 197.53; Madison Co Crt, costs, 4.50; Madison Co Shf, boarding etc, 4202.28; Madison Natl Life Ins Co, ins-co shr, 170.63; Menards, supplies, 52.67; Mid Amer Benefits Inc, hra fees, 7312.00; Midwest Spec Serv Inc, services, 1035.00; MIPS Inc, services, 2729.00; Lavern Newkirk, prior serv, 17.00; Norfolk Daily News, serv, 159.00; One Office Sol, supplies, 321.21; Pender Comm Hospital, services, 243.00; Pierce Co Shf, boarding, 4800.00; Pilger Store LLC, fuel, 156.98; Prime Sanitation Serv, services, 39.75; Priority Comm Solutions, services, 107.75; RR Donnelley, fees, 26.12; Region IV Inc, fees, 1874.50; Region 4 Behavioral Health Sys, fees, 4316.20; Rita Roenfeldt, prior serv, 20.00; Ron’s Ag & Auto Repair, services, 122.50; Sioux Sales Co, supplies, 22.00; Stanton Auto Parts, services etc, 51.99; Stanton Co Clk, postage, 7.85; Stanton Co Clk Dist Crt, fees, 216.00; Stanton Co Crt, costs, 504.25; Stanton Co Imprest Acct, ach fees, 19.50; Stanton Co PPD, services, 2045.33; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 51.43; Stanton Register & Printing Inc, services, 141.48; Stanton Telecom, services, 1911.61; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 429.21; Tax Valuation Inc, services, 10000.00; Teeco Inc, supplies, 140.95; UNL Its Comm Cntr, services, 46.02; Cheryl Wolverton, mileage etc, 134.05; Zee Med Serv Co, supplies, 81.45; Sandra Zoubek Co Treas, interest etc, 50.31;

 

ROAD FUND – 2K Trucking Inc, hauling, 10600.00; Ameritas Ret, ret-co shr, 3016.17; Appeara, services, 30.61; ATCO Intl, supplies, 1223.00; B’s Enterprises Inc, signs etc, 3576.00; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 10.00; BCBS, ins-co shr, 17070.91; Caterpillar Finc Svs Corp, payment, 1941.30; Central Sand Gravel, gravel, 503.10; Century Link, service, 52.79; Clarkson Plbg Htg Inc, supplies, 75.77; Janice Coates, prior serv, 17.00; Coughlin Co I Inc, road reclamation, 59025.69; Dale Hunke dba Dale Hunke Construction, services, 1873.42; Doernemann Farm Serv Inc, services, 103.69; Jim Duncan, prior service, 16.00; Farmer’s Coop, fuel etc, 10907.54; Farmers Un Coop Supply Co, supplies, 273.20; Fastenal Co, supplies, 13.70; Gerhold Concrete Co Inc, crushed rock, 3193.33; Hamernik Plbg, services, 44.23; Hoskins Mfg Co Inc, services etc, 717.82; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 3624.02; Island Supply Welding Co, supplies, 42.24; Jensen Construction DT Inc, services, 6000.00; Johnson Sand Gravel Co Inc, gravel, 26090.89; Kaup Forage & Turf, supplies, 402.75; Kimball Midwest, supplies, 307.03; Cody Koehn, hauling, 1710.00; LG Everist Inc, crushed rock, 1355.81; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, services, 1698.27; Mainelli Wagner & Assoc, eng serv, 1100.00; Martin Marietta Materials, supplies, 1619.28; Marxsen Sand Gravel, gravel, 949.55; Menards, supplies, 307.68; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees, 2750.00; NMC Exchange LLC, services, 307.50; Norfolk Napa, supplies, 31.51; Alex Oswald, hauling, 6200.00; Denis Oswald, hauling, 1000.00; Justin Oswald, hauling, 3800.00; Pilger Store, supplies etc, 3220.62; Prime Sanitation Service, services, 88.00; Quality Trans Align Inc, services, 150.57; Ron’s Ag Auto Repair, services, 492.79; Rueter’s Red Power, services, 62.91; S&S Willers Inc dba Pilger Sand Gravel, gravel, 60787.16; OL Scheer Co dba Scheer’s Ace Hardware, supplies, 15.99; Stanton Auto Parts, services etc, 480.02; Stanton Co PPD, services, 429.54; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 126.90; Stanton Lumber Co, supplies, 130.24; Stanton Telecom Inc, services, 218.23; Stanton Water Sewer, services, 39.50; Teeco Inc, supplies, 32.50; US Cellular, services, 105.03; Village Pilger, utilities, 115.78; West Point Design Inc, services, 1107.16; West Point Imp Inc, services, 1317.29; Zee Med Serv Co, supplies, 73.05;

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FUND – Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr, 45.77; Engelhardt TV Comm Inc, services, 85.00; Farmer’s Coop, fuel etc, 144.26; Sanford Goshorn, supplies etc, 87.86; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 51.87; Stanton Auto Parts, supplies, 1.25;

 

INHERITANCE TAX – Stanton Co PPD, tower, 104.61;

 

EMERGENCY 911 FUND – City Norfolk, dispatching, 7083.33; Stanton Telecom Inc, services, 73.23;

 

Total aggregate salaries of all county employees $147,581.60.

 

Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to adjourn and set the next meeting for August 20, 2018 at 8:15 AM.

 

Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

/s/ Dennis Kment, Chairman, Board of Commissioners, Stanton County, Nebraska

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

 

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION PROCEEDINGS – July 12, 2018

(edited proceedings – Official Proceedings on file in County Clerk’s office)

 

            A meeting of the Board of Equalization of Stanton County, Nebraska was held in the open and public session on July 12, 2018 at 8:00 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

            Present upon roll call were:  David Gutshall, Dennis Kment and Duane Rehak, Board of Equalization.  Wanda Heermann, County Clerk and Cheryl Wolverton, County Assessor were also present.

 

            Advance notice of the meeting was given by publication in the Stanton Register on July 4, 2018, a copy of the proof of publication being attached to these minutes.

 

            Notice of the meeting was given in advance to the Board members, a copy of their acknowledgement of the receipt of notice and the agenda being attached to these minutes.

 

            All proceedings hereinafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was open to the attendance of the public.

 

            The meeting was called to order at 8:03 AM by Chairman Kment, who announced that the open meeting laws are posted on the wall in the Commissioner’s room and a copy may be obtained from the County Clerk’s office upon request.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Gutshall to approve the agenda.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak, Gutshall and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak to approve the minutes of June 26, 2018 meeting.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Kment, Rehak and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            The chairman opened the protest hearing at 8:10 AM.  The County Assessor was sworn in by the chairman and she advised the board that the following documents are available in the Assessor’s office for use during the hearing process:  2018 Assessment Practices and Procedures of the Stanton County Assessor’s office, Nebraska Ad Land Valuation Manual, Nebraska Assessor’s Reference Manual and 2018 Reports and Opinions of the Property Tax Administrator for Stanton County.  She asked that the mentioned evidence be made a part of each Board of Equalization hearing and a part of the record.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to recess the Board of Equalization’s meeting to open the Board of Commissioner’s meeting.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            The chairman re-opened the Board of Equalization meeting at 8:18 AM.

 

Protest hearings were heard as follows:

 

            The chairman advised each protester present they would need to be sworn in before giving testimony.

 

2018 – 001:     Lot 7 Eagle Ridge Subdivision, a P.U.D., an addition to Stanton County in PT NE NE 9 and SE 4-23-1.  No one appeared.  Protest reviewed.

 

2018 – 002:     Lot 1 of Replat of David Heberer’s Lotsplit in NE 6-24-1.  David Heberer appeared for the protest and was sworn in to give testimony.  Mr. Heberer stated his property should be depreciated due to the industry and noise associated with the industry in the area.  Discussion held.  The board thanked Mr. Heberer for his comments and advised him a decision would be made on his protest within the next week.

 

2018 – 003:     Pt W½ NW 29-24-1.  No one appeared.  Protest reviewed.

 

2018 – 004:     Pt E½ NE 26-22-2.  Donald Kuester appeared for the protest and was sworn in to give testimony.  Mr. Kuester questioned the value of his property and asked about the value of an urban acreage versus an agricultural acreage. Discussion held.  The board thanked Mr. Kuester for his comments and advised him a decision would be made on his protest within the next week.

 

2018 – 005:     Pt NW NE 9-24-1.  Jerry Kohles appeared for the protest and was sworn in to give testimony.  Mr. Kohles questioned the increase of his property, stated the house was a double wide trailer purchased 2013 and advised the remaining property was pasture.  Discussion held.  It was suggested to Mr. Kohles to provide a FSA map showing the usage of his property.  The board thanked Mr. Kohles for his comments and advised him a decision would be made on his protest within the next week.

 

2018 – 006:     N½ NW 12-21-1.  No one appeared.  Protest reviewed.

 

2018 – 007:     N½ SW 28-21-1.  Karen Raatz appeared for Kratochvil Farms on protests 007 through 012 and was sworn in to give testimony.  Ms. Raatz had concerns with the high ag land sale prices.  She also stated the change of some land usage on the property.  Also discussed was the 3 year average of sales used to value properties and the increase of value on farm site acreages.  The board thanked Ms. Raatz for her comments and advised her decisions would be made on her protests within the next week.

 

2018 – 008:     S½ SW 28-21-1.  (see 2018 – 007)

 

2018 – 009:     E½ NW 20-21-1.  (see 2018 – 007)

 

2018 – 010:     W½ NW 20-21-1.  (see 2018 – 007)

 

2018 – 011:     S½ SW 16-21-1.  (see 2018 – 007)

 

2018 – 012:     NE 17-21-1.  (see 2018 – 007)

 

2018 – 013:     Lot 1 Funk’s NW NW 16-23-2.  Judy Funk appeared and was sworn in to give testimony.  Ms. Funk questioned the classification of urban acreage versus an agricultural acreage.  Discussion held on the process of valuing properties.

 

2018 – 014:     36-23-1 and 31-23-2.  Ms. Funk advised the board of the erosion along the river which has cut into their property.  Discussion held on the cabin and storage building near the river.  The board suggested Ms. Funk to provide a FSA map showing the flow of the river in relationship to her property.  The board thanked Ms. Funk for her comments on protests 013 and 014 and advised her decisions would be made within the next week.

 

2018 – 015:     Tracts 1,2,3 McCarthy Lotsplit located in PT NW NE 23-24-1.  No one appeared.  Protest reviewed.

 

2018 – 016:     Lot 2 Gall Lot Boundary Change of the Gall Lotsplit of the SW NW 9-22-2.  Amanda Bayer appeared as representative of Michael Wilke (Sandy Ridge LLC) and was sworn in to give testimony.  Ms. Bayer questioned the classification of urban acreage versus an agricultural acreage.  Discussion held on the property.

 

2018 – 017:     SE 15-22-2.  Ms. Bayer stated the land type classifications of the properties on protests 017 and 018.  Discussion held.  It was suggested Ms. Bayer provide FSA maps showing the usage of the properties.  The board thanked Ms. Bayer for her comments and advised her that decisions would be made on the protests within the next week.

 

2018 – 018:     NE 14-22-2.  (see 2018 – 017)

 

2018 – 019:     [no description].  No one appeared.  Protest reviewed.

 

2018 – 020:     Lot 8 Thor’s Subdivision Pt NW 9-24-1.  No one appeared.  Protest reviewed.

 

Mike Mewis, member of the public, joined the meeting.

 

2018 – 021:     N½ SW 12-23-1.  Larry and Reta Clark appeared on protest 021 through 027 and were sworn in to give testimony.  They questioned the value increase on their properties.  Discussion held on the land use type.  It was suggested Mr. Clark provide FSA maps showing the usage of the properties.  The board thanked Mr. & Mrs. Clark for their comments and advised them that decisions would be made on their protests within the next week.

 

2018 – 022:     W½ NW 13-23-1.  (see 2018 – 021)

 

2018 – 023:     N½ SE 12-23-1.  (see 2018 – 021)

 

2018 – 024:     Pt W½ NW 11-23-1.  (see 2018 – 021)

 

2018 – 025:     N 60ac E½ NW 13-23-1.  (see 2018 – 021)

 

2018 – 026:     SE 11-23-1.  (see 2018 – 021)

 

2018 – 027:     W½ SW 12-23-1.  (see 2018 – 021)

 

2018 – 028:     City of Stanton being part of SE 19-23-2.  Madeline Loewe appeared for the protest and was sworn in to give testimony.  Ms. Loewe questioned the value increase on the property.  Discussion held.  The board thanked Ms. Loewe for her comments and advised that a decision would be made on her protest within the next week.

 

2018 – 029:     Pt NE 27-23-1.  Ronald Wolff appeared for protests 029 through 037 and was sworn in to give testimony.  Mr. Wolff stated the values should have no change.  Discussion held on the land use types of each property.  It was suggested Mr. Wolff provide FSA maps showing the usage of the properties.  The board thanked Mr. Wolff for his comments and advised him that decisions would be made on his protests within the next week.

 

2018 – 030:     Pt NW & Pt NW SW 26-23-1.  (see 2018 – 029)

 

2018 – 031:     NW 27-23-1.  (see 2018 – 029)

 

2018 – 032:     Pt N½ SE 27-23-1.  (see 2018 – 029)

 

2018 – 033:     Pt N½ SE 27-23-1.  (see 2018 – 029)

 

2018 – 034:     Pt NE 28-23-1.  (see 2018 – 029)

 

2018 – 035:     Pt E½ NW 28-23-1.  (see 2018 – 029)

 

2018 – 036:     Lot 1 Ron Wolff’s Subdivision City of Stanton being part of the SE 19-23-2.  (see 2018 – 029)

 

2018 – 037:     Lot 3 Ron Wolff’s Subdivision to the City of Stanton being part of SE 19-23-2.  (see 2018 – 029)

 

Mr. Mewis left the meeting.

 

2018 – 038:     Lot 1 Dopson Lotsplit located in Pt SE SE 34-23-1.  No one appeared.  Protest reviewed.

 

2018 – 039:     Lot 3 Wilke Lot Boundary Change of the NW 22 & E½ NE 21-22-2.  No one appeared.  Protest reviewed.

 

2018 – 040:     Lot 1 Wilke Lot Boundary Change of the SW 18-22-2.  No one appeared.  Protest reviewed.

 

2018 – 041:     Pt NW 3-22-1.  No one appeared.  Protest reviewed.

 

2018 – 042:     Pt SE 34-23-1.  No one appeared.  Protest reviewed.

 

2018 – 043:     SW 34-23-1.  No one appeared.  Protest reviewed.

 

2018 – 044:     NW 3-22-1.  No one appeared.  Protest reviewed.

 

2018 – 045:     NE 8ac of E 10 of NW NW & NW 8ac of W 10 of NE NW 5-24-1.  No one appeared.  Protest reviewed.

 

2018 – 046:     Lot 1 Thor’s Subdivision Pt NW 9-24-1.  Zygmunt and Jena Orlowski appeared for the protest.  Mr. Orlowski was sworn in to give testimony.  Mr. Orlowski made reference to his letter attached to the protest form.  Discussion held on market analysis, land values and building values.  The board thanked Mr. Orlowski for his comments and advised him that a decision would be made on his protest within the next week.

 

2018 – 047:     Pt S ½ SW NW 16-22-2.  No one appeared.  Protest reviewed.

 

2018 – 048:     Lot 2 Kopietz Lotsplit Pt N½ S½ SW 6-23-1.  No one appeared.  Protest reviewed.

 

2018 – 049:     Lot 5 Thor’s Subdivision Pt NW 9-24-1.  Mike Krueger appeared for the protest and was sworn in to give testimony.  Mr. Krueger questioned the increase in land values.  Discussion held.  The board thanked Mr. Krueger for his comments and advised him that a decision would be made on his protest within the next week.

 

2018 – 050:     Pt NW NE 30-24-1.  Monte Samuelson appeared for the protest and was sworn in to give testimony.  Mr. Samuelson questioned the increase in land values.  Discussion held.  The board thanked Mr. Samuelson for his comments and advised him that a decision would be made on his protest within the next week.

 

            Decisions of the Board of Equalization will be determined on July 16, 2018 and a copy will be mailed to each protester.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Gutshall to close the protest hearings.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak, Gutshall and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to adjourn to July 16, 2018 at 8:00 AM, the next regular meeting date.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

/s/ Dennis Kment, Chairman, Board of Equalization, Stanton County, Nebraska

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

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COMMISSIONER’S PROCEEDINGS – July 12, 2018

(edited proceedings – Official Proceedings on file in County Clerk’s office)

 

            A meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Stanton County, Nebraska was held in the open and public session on July 12, 2018 at 8:15 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

            Present upon roll call were:  David Gutshall, Dennis Kment and Duane Rehak, Board of Commissioners.  Wanda Heermann, County Clerk was also present.

 

            Advance notice of the meeting was given by publication in the Stanton Register on July 4, 2018, a copy of the proof of publication being attached to these minutes.

 

            Notice of the meeting was given in advance to the Board members, a copy of their acknowledgement of the receipt of notice and the agenda being attached to these minutes.

 

            All proceedings hereinafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was open to the attendance of the public.

 

            The meeting was called to order at 8:15 AM by Chairman Kment, who announced that the open meeting laws are posted on the wall in the Commissioner’s room and a copy may be obtained from the County Clerk’s office upon request.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the agenda.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak to approve the minutes of June 26, 2018 meeting.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Kment, Rehak and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Gutshall to recess the Board of Commissioner’s meeting to re-open the Board of Equalization meeting.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak, Gutshall and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            The chairman re-opened the Board of Commissioner’s meeting at 11:55 AM.

 

            The following correspondence was reviewed and placed on file:

                        Kathleen Cameron, ENWRA Coordinator – NRD helicopter flight plan for month July

 

            Discussion held on the 2018-2019 Budget as to the proposed increase for office budgets and salary increase for employees. 

 

            Mike Unger, County Sheriff, joined the meeting.  Discussion held on jail issues, department issues and the jail budget.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Gutshall to adjourn to July 16, 2018 at 8:00 AM, the next regular meeting date.

 

Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak, Gutshall and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

/s/ Dennis Kment, Chairman, Board of Commissioners, Stanton County, Nebraska

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

 

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION PROCEEDINGS – June 26, 2018

(edited proceedings – Official Proceedings on file in County Clerk’s office)

           

            A meeting of the Board of Equalization of Stanton County, Nebraska was held in the open and public session on June 26, 2018 at 8:00 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

            Present upon roll call were:  Dennis Kment and Duane Rehak, Board of Equalization.  David Gutshall was absent.  Wanda Heermann, County Clerk and Cheryl Wolverton, County Assessor were also present.

 

            Advance notice of the meeting was given by publication in the Stanton Register on June 20, 2018 and by posting in three (3) public places those being the Stanton County Courthouse, Stanton City Hall and Stanton Public Library on June 19, 2018, a copy of the proof of publication being attached to these minutes.

 

            Notice of the meeting was given in advance to the Board members, a copy of their acknowledgement of the receipt of notice and the agenda being attached to these minutes.

 

            All proceedings hereinafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was open to the attendance of the public.

 

            The meeting was called to order at 8:05 AM by Chairman Kment, who announced that the open meeting laws are posted on the wall in the Commissioner’s room and a copy may be obtained from the County Clerk’s office upon request.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Kment to approve the agenda.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Gutshall.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak to approve the minutes of June 18, 2018 meeting.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Kment and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Gutshall.  Motion Carried.

 

            Cheryl presented and explained the correction sheets for the month.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Kment to approve and authorize the chairman to sign the correction sheets numbered 2018-03 to 2018-04 and place them on file.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Gutshall.  Motion Carried.

 

            Cheryl presented a list of Overvalued and Undervalued Property within Stanton County.  She explained the updates and/or changes to the listed properties.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded Rehak to approve the list of overvalued and undervalued property and allow the County Assessor to adjust the tax rolls.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Kment and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Gutshall.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak to adjourn to Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 8:00 AM and set the next meeting for July 16, 2018 at 8:00 AM.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Kment and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Gutshall.  Motion Carried.

 

/s/ Dennis Kment, Chairman, Board of Equalization, Stanton County, Nebraska

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

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COMMISSIONER’S PROCEEDINGS – June 26, 2018

(edited proceedings – Official Proceedings on file in County Clerk’s office)

 

            A meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Stanton County, Nebraska was held in the open and public session on June 26, 2018 at 8:15 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

            Present upon roll call were:  Dennis Kment and Duane Rehak, Board of Commissioners.  David Gutshall was absent.  Wanda Heermann, County Clerk was also present.

 

            Advance notice of the meeting was given by publication in the Stanton Register on June 20, 2018 and by posting in three (3) public places those being the Stanton County Courthouse, Stanton City Hall and Stanton Public Library on June 19, 2018, a copy of the proof of publication being attached to these minutes.

 

            Notice of the meeting was given in advance to the Board members, a copy of their acknowledgement of the receipt of notice and the agenda being attached to these minutes.

 

            All proceedings hereinafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was open to the attendance of the public.

 

            The meeting was called to order at 8:25 AM by Chairman Kment, who announced that the open meeting laws are posted on the wall in the Commissioner’s room and a copy may be obtained from the County Clerk’s office upon request.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Kment to approve the agenda.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Gutshall.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak to approve the minutes of June 18, 2018 meeting.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Kment and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Gutshall.  Motion Carried.

 

            The following correspondence was reviewed and placed on file:  Nikki Weber, Nebraska Emergency Management Agency – Modification of 5yr Revision Deadlines for LEOP; Unsigned letter – zoning issue; USDA/FSA Office – 2018 Stanton County Committee Election nomination request.

 

Discussion was held on the 2018 Fracture Critical Bridge Inspection Agreement, Project No. STP-NBIS (112), Control No. 00990 Fracture Critical Bridge Inspections.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Kment to approve the following resolution to authorize the chairman to sign the Program Agreement for 2018 Fracture Critical Bridge Inspections, Project No. STP-NBIS (112), Control No. 00990:

 

RESOLUTION No. 2018.06 – 024:

 

RESOULTION
SIGNING OF THE PROJECT PROGRAM AGREEMENT
2018 FRACTURE CRITICAL BRIDGE INSPECTION

Stanton County
Resolution No. 2018.06 – 024

 

            Whereas:  the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) is developing a transportation project, on the behalf of the county, for which it intends to obtain Federal funds;

            Whereas:  Stanton County as a sub-recipient of Federal-Aid funding is charged with the responsibility of expending said funds in accordance with Federal, State and local laws, rules, regulations, policies and guidelines applicable to the funding of the Federal-aid projects;

            Whereas:  Stanton County and the NDOT wish to enter into a Program Agreement to provide for fracture critical bridge inspection and load re-rating (if necessary) services for the Federal-aid project.

            Be It Resolved:  by the Board of Commissioners of Stanton County, Nebraska that:

            Chair of the Stanton County Board of Commissioners is hereby authorized to sign the attached Project Program Agreement between the Stanton County and the NDOT.

            Stanton County is committed to providing local funds for the project as required by the Project Program Agreement.

NDOR Project Number:              STP-NBIS (112)
NDOR Control Number:              00990
NDOR Project Name:                 2018 Fracture Critical Bridge Inspection

            Adopted this 26th day of June, 2018 at Stanton, Nebraska.

 

The Board of Commissioners of Stanton County
            /s/ Dennis Kment
            /s/ Duane Rehak

                                                           

Board/Council Member Duane Rehak Moved the adoption of said resolution;
Member Dennis Kment Seconded the Motion.

Roll Call:   2  Yes   0 No      Abstained   1  Absent
Resolution adopted, signed and billed as adopted

Attest:
/s/ Wanda Heermann
Signature County Clerk  [seal]

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Gutshall.  Motion Carried.

 

. . . . . . . . . .

AGREEMENT FOR CONSULTANT INSPECTION AND
LOAD RE-RATING ON COUNTY FRACTURE CRITICAL BRIDGES

 

PROJECT NO. STP-NBIS (112)

CONTROL NO. 00990

STANTON COUNTY, NEBRASKA
STATE OF NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF ROADS
STATEWIDE 2018 FRACTURE CRITICAL BRIDGE INSPECTIONS AND LOAD RE-RATINGS

 

Agreement No. BL1870

[copy of Agreement and Exhibits on file in County Clerk’s office]

. . . . . . . . . .

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Kment to approve the County Treasurer List of Distress Warrants issued May 19, 2018 and returned from the County Sheriff report; and place it on file.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Gutshall.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak to approve the following Accounts Payable claims as presented, except to add the claim of Town and Country Technologies in the amount of $162.49 and order checks drawn on the various funds as follows: 

 

GENERAL FUND – Antelope Co Shf Dept, boarding, 440.00; Appeara, supplies, 121.01; Kim Bearnes, mileage etc, 492.00; Big Red Printing Inc, supplies, 223.84; Card Services, supplies, 457.38; Century Lumber Cntr, supplies, 128.00; Colfax Co Crt, costs, 5.25; Eakes Office Solutions, supplies, 315.15; Tyler Evans, uniform allow, 36.09; Faith Regional Physician Svs LLC, medical, 99.00; Floor Maintenance & Paper Supply, supplies, 333.75; Gillette Printing, supplies, 210.00; Jeremy Goeken, uniform allow, 525.29; Green Stripe LLC, sprinkler repairs, 53.50; Wanda Heermann, mileage, 274.45; Hilliges & Assoc LLC, polygraph, 250.00; J&G Trailers, equip, 4000.00; Kuehn’s Auto Body Inc, repairs, 562.57; Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker, lodging, 198.00; Menards, supplies, 123.31; Midwest Special Services Inc, services, 126.00; MIPS Inc, computers etc, 3843.90; Niobrara Lodge, lodging, 270.00; Officer Survival Solutions, supplies, 610.00; One Office Solution, supplies, 1193.89; Physicians Laboratory PC, autopsy costs, 175.00; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 12.48; Town & Co Tech, computer program, 162.49; Woods & Aitken LLP, services, 3582.27; Sandra Zoubek Co Treas, cancel ck, 2.14;

 

ROAD FUND – ATCO Intl, supplies, 1351.50; Bomgaars, supplies, 343.23; Gerhold Concrete Co Inc, crushed concrete, 1609.71; Joe’s Excavation LLC, services, 4180.20; Johnson Sand & Gravel Co Inc, gravel, 8083.92; Kelly Supply Co, equip repair, 92.26; Kimball Midwest, supplies, 228.31; LG Everist Inc, crushed rock, 4739.22; Mainelli Wagner & Assoc, eng services, 14612.07; Martin Marietta Materials, crushed rock, 547.47; Matteo Sand & Gravel Co Inc, gravel, 2122.68; NMC Exchange LLC, repairs etc, 10888.06; Ron’s Ag & Auto Repair, equip repair, 52.01; Sport Lighting, repairs, 473.00;

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FUND – J&G Trailers, equip, 1871.00; Tap Publishing, subscription, 83.95;

 

Voting:  Ayes:  Kment and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Gutshall.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Kment to adjourn to Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 8:15 AM and set the next meeting for July 16, 2018 at 8:15 AM.

 

Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Gutshall.  Motion Carried.

 

/s/ Dennis Kment, Chairman, Board of Commissioners, Stanton County, Nebraska

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

 

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BOARD OF EQUALIZATION PROCEEDINGS – June 18, 2018

(edited proceedings – Official Proceedings on file in County Clerk’s office)

 

            A meeting of the Board of Equalization of Stanton County, Nebraska was held in the open and public session on June 18, 2018 at 8:00 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

            Present upon roll call were:  David Gutshall, Dennis Kment and Duane Rehak, Board of Equalization.  Wanda Heermann, County Clerk and Cheryl Wolverton, County Assessor were also present.

 

            Advance notice of the meeting was given by publication in the Stanton Register on June 13, 2018, and by posting in three (3) public places those being the Stanton County Courthouse, Stanton City Hall and Stanton Public Library on June 5, 2018, a copy of the proof of publication being attached to these minutes.

 

            Notice of the meeting was given in advance to the Board members, a copy of their acknowledgement of the receipt of notice and the agenda being attached to these minutes.

 

            All proceedings hereinafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was open to the attendance of the public.

 

            Doug Huttmann, member of the public, attended the meeting.

 

            The meeting was called to order at 8:05 AM by Chairman Kment, who announced that the open meeting laws are posted on the wall in the Commissioner’s room and a copy may be obtained from the County Clerk’s office upon request.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the agenda.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the minutes of May 21, 2018 meeting.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Cheryl presented a list of Undervalued and Overvalued Property within Stanton County.  She explained the updates and/or changes to the listed properties.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Gutshall to approve the list of undervalued and overvalued property and allow the County Assessor to adjust the tax rolls.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak, Gutshall and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

Cheryl advised the board that there were no corrections sheets or no listings of clerical errors needing approval.

 

Discussion held on possible hearing dates for property valuation protest hearings.  Thursday, July 12, 2018 is set for protest hearings and if needed, additional date is set for July 19, 2018.

 

Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to adjourn to the fiscal year meeting set for June 26, 2018 at 8:00 AM and set protest hearings for Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 8:00 AM and if needed an additional date of July 19, 2018 at 8:00 AM and set the next regular meeting for July 16, 2018 at 8:00 AM.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Kment, Gutshall and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

/s/ Dennis Kment, Chairman, Board of Equalization, Stanton County, Nebraska

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

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COMMISSIONER’S PROCEEDINGS – June 18, 2018

(edited proceedings – Official Proceedings on file in County Clerk’s office)

 

            A meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Stanton County, Nebraska was held in the open and public session on June 18, 2018 at 8:15 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

            Present upon roll call were:  David Gutshall, Dennis Kment and Duane Rehak, Board of Commissioners.  Wanda Heermann, County Clerk was also present.

 

            Advance notice of the meeting was given by publication in the Stanton Register on June 13, 2018, and by posting in three (3) public places those being the Stanton County Courthouse, Stanton City Hall and Stanton Public Library on June 5, 2018, a copy of the proof of publication being attached to these minutes.

 

            Notice of the meeting was given in advance to the Board members, a copy of their acknowledgement of the receipt of notice and the agenda being attached to these minutes.

 

            All proceedings hereinafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was open to the attendance of the public.

 

            Doug Huttmann, member of the public, attended the meeting.

 

            The meeting was called to order at 8:25 AM by Chairman Kment, who announced that the open meeting laws are posted on the wall in the Commissioner’s room and a copy may be obtained from the County Clerk’s office upon request.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Kment to approve the agenda.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak, Kment and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to approve the minutes of May 21, 2018 meeting.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Kment, Gutshall and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Discussion held on the correspondence received from NIRMA addressing the alternate property deductible levels for the July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019 policy period.  Notification of an increase or decrease of the deductibles of the applicable property coverages must be provided to NIRMA prior to June 23, 2018.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to continue the Auto Physical Damage and Inland Marine deductible of $1,000 and increase the Property, Building & Contents (includes equipment breakdown) deductible to $2,500 and have the county clerk notify NIRMA of the change.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            The following correspondence was reviewed and placed on file:  Nebraska Judicial Branch – Chief Justice Summer Tour; NIRMA – NIRMA Safety Shorts Vol.6 No.6; NIRMA/NIRMA II Billing Statement information; City Stanton Plan/Zone – Notice Public Hearing City Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulations; Melanie Thompson, ELVPHD – 4th Annual Hazmat Night Out flyer; Richard Houck, Nebraska DOT – local projects monthly status update; Nebraska Recycling Council – program presentation invitation.

 

            Sanford Goshorn and Cheryl Wolverton, members of the safety committee, joined the meeting to update the board on the purchase of disaster kit supplies and the trauma first aid kits for the courthouse and extension office.

 

            Sanford Goshorn, Emergency Manager, and Mike Unger, County Sheriff, joined the meeting to discuss the possible purchase of an enclosed trailer.  The payment for the trailer would be paid out of the sheriff and emergency management funds.  Three (3) quotes were presented and reviewed by the board from:  All Star Trailers of Norfolk – H&H 8’x16’ trailer $5,600.00, additional materials $350.00 for a total of $5,950.00; J&G Trailers of Scribner – H&H 8’x16’ trailer $5,500.00, additional materials $195.00 for a total of $5,695.00; Tire & Trailer Sales LLC of Norfolk – Sharp 16’; trailer $7,360, additional materials $284.00 for a total of $7,644.00.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to authorize the purchase of a trailer from J&G Trailers of Scribner at the approximate cost of $5,695.00, paid out of the sheriff and emergency management funds.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Kment and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Anthony McPhillips appeared before the board to advise them that the reflectivity equipment has been received from Platte County.  The study of the road signs will need to be conducted while the equipment is in the possession of Stanton County.  The board instructed Anthony to proceed with the study when he has time available.

 

            Don Mroczek, representative of Legal Shield/ID Shield, presented to the board an optional employee benefit plan for identity theft protection and legal services.  Mr. Mroczek presented information for review and requested permission to present the plan to county employees.  It was the consensus of the board to allow Mr. Mroczek to talk to employees.  No action needed by the board.

 

            Bill Fenton appeared before the board to discuss leafy spurge and weed issues on private property and in the road ditches adjacent to his property.  The board advised Mr. Fenton that it is the responsibility of the land owners to mow or spray the road ditches adjoining their property.  The Weed Superintendent mails notices to landowners concerning weed issues.  Also a notice is published yearly advising landowners of the statutes that govern the control of noxious weeds.  Mr. Fenton suggested that a 2nd notice be mailed or published to inform landowners to spray weeds in the spring and fall.  Also discussed was maybe possible legal action if nothing is implemented to correct the weed concerns and the mowing of road ditches.  The board thanked Mr. Fenton for bringing his concerns before the board.  There was no action taken by the board. 

 

            LaLene Bates, Planning and Zoning Administrator, joined the meeting.

 

            LaLene informed the board that the conditional use permit hearing scheduled for 9:30 AM will not be necessary because the applicant, Larry Addison, withdrew his application.

 

            Discussion held on the vacation of the Gall Lot Split and Gall 2nd Lot Split located in 22-21-2.  After the vacation of the lot split a new lot split will be submitted at a later date for approval.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to vacate the Gall Lot Split and the Gall 2nd Lot Split located in 22-21-2.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            W. Bert Lammli, County Attorney, joined the meeting.

 

            Cheryl Wolverton, Mike Unger and Anthony McPhillips rejoined the meeting to discuss the security camera system within the courthouse.  Currently the camera system is analog.  This systems needs to be upgraded to a digital system.  Quotes for a new system will need to be obtained before any action is needed.

 

            Mike Flood, representative of US92, joined the meeting.

 

            The chairman opened the hearing at 9:40 AM on the Conditional Use Permit Application of Lincoln Clean Energy/Plum Creek Wind Project to construct a transmission line on property located in Pt 5-24-1 and Pt 6-24-1.  Chairman Kment advised those present of a conflict of interest in the project and excused himself and turned the meeting over to the Vice Chairman Gutshall.  Appearing for the hearing were:  Charlie Smith, Plum Creek representative, David Levy, Attorney, and Dave Sohl, interested land owner.  Discussion held on the application to establish a transmission line across part of section 5 & 6 subject to easements being obtained.  Also discussed was a road agreement for damages to any portion of a county road or road right-of-way which will need to be in place before any construction begins.  The road agreement has been forwarded to the county highway superintendent for review.  After the line has been constructed the possession and ownership will be turned over to Nebraska Public Power District.  The vice chairman asked if there was any other testimony.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to close the hearing.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Abstain:  Kment.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Gutshall to approve the Conditional Use Permit Application of Lincoln Clean Energy/Plum Creek Wind Project to construct a transmission line on property located in Pt sections 5 & 6, township 24 north, range 1 east, subject to easements as per Planning Commission recommendations, approval of the Road Agreement subject to the establishment of a haul route map and the issuance of a letter of credit and the additional condition that the construction on the project begins within 3 years.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Abstain:  Kment.  Motion Carried.

 

            Chairman, Dennis Kment, rejoined the meeting at 10:00 AM.

 

            Mr. Lammli updated the board on the employee training held earlier in June.  He asked that the board enter into a closed session to disclose in depth the analysis of the training.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to enter into a closed session at 10:10 AM to discuss the results of the training.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Kment and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            The county clerk and all others present left the meeting.  The board came out of closed session at 10:20 AM.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to resume the open meeting.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Kment and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Mark Mainelli updated the board on the various culvert projects within the county, reviewed the COE documents received on project C‑84(384) and discussed the future paving of N Eastwood St – project C-84(383).

 

            The permit to construct utilities on county right-of-way with telecommunications fiber optic cable along Benjamin Ave between 558 – 560 Ave and along 560 Ave between 842 – 843 Rd in township 24 range 1 east was reviewed from Great Plains Communications.  Discussion held on the proposed sites.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve Great Plains Communications Utility Permit No. 2018.06.18 – 01 to install telecommunications fiber optic cables subject to the requirements and provisions of the permit and an additional requirement to contact Darrell Hansen, bridge foreman (402) 649-8343 prior to beginning work or with any questions and concerns.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak to approve the following Resolution to add pledged security:

 

RESOLUTION No. 2018.06 – 020:

 

            BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that First Nebraska Bank, Stanton, Nebraska hereby wishes to add the following security held in escrow to secure deposits of this county in said bank, to-wit:  [Pledged to: Stanton County Clerk]  US Treasury Note, No.9128282S8, Due 8/31/2022, 1.625%, $250,000.00; US Treasury Note, No.9128283C2, Due 10/31/2022, 2.00%, $250,000.00; US Treasury Note, No.9128282P4, Due 7/31/2022, 1.875%, $250,000.00.

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

            Dated this 18th day of June 2018.

                                                                                                Board of Commissioners

                                                                                                Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                                /s/ Dennis Kment

                                                                                                /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                                /s/ Duane Rehak

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann

Stanton County Clerk    [seal]

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Kment, Rehak and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried. 

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak to approve the following Resolution to add and release pledged security:

 

RESOLUTION No. 2018.06 – 021:

 

            BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that Stanton State Bank, Stanton, Nebraska hereby wishes to add the following security held in escrow to secure deposits of this county in said bank, to-wit: US Treas Note, No.912828C65, Due 3/31/2019, 1.625%, $200,000.00.

            AND, that the release of the following security is also hereby approved:  US Treas Note, No.912828VE7, Due 5/31/2018, 1.00%, $200,000.00.

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

            Dated this 18th day of June 2018.

                                                                                                Board of Commissioners

                                                                                                Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                                /s/ Dennis Kment

                                                                                                /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                                /s/ Duane Rehak

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann

Stanton County Clerk    [seal]

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Kment, Rehak and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried. 

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak to approve the following Resolution to add and release pledged security:

 

RESOLUTION No. 2018.06 – 022:

 

            BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that Stanton State Bank, Stanton, Nebraska hereby wishes to add the following security held in escrow to secure deposits of this county in said bank, to-wit:  US Treas Note, No.912828UV0, Due 3/31/2020, 1.125%, $200,000.00.

            AND, that the release of the following security is also hereby approved:  US Treas Note, No.313379DT3, Due 6/8/2018, 1.25%, $200,000.00.

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

            Dated this 18th day of June 2018.

                                                                                                Board of Commissioners

                                                                                                Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                                /s/ Dennis Kment

                                                                                                /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                                /s/ Duane Rehak

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann

Stanton County Clerk    [seal]

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Kment, Rehak and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried. 

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak to approve the following Resolution to release pledged security:

 

RESOLUTION No. 2018.06 – 023:

 

            BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that Midwest Bank, Pierce, Nebraska hereby wishes to release the following security held in escrow to secure deposits of this county in said bank, to-wit:  York Cnty NE Hosp Auth, No.986356HT3, Due 6/1/2018, $440,000.00; Oriental Bk & Tr, No.686184WE8, Due 6/11/2018, $248,000.00.

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

            Dated this 18th day of June 2018.

                                                                                                Board of Commissioners

                                                                                                Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                                /s/ Dennis Kment

                                                                                                /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                                /s/ Duane Rehak

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann

Stanton County Clerk    [seal]

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Kment, Rehak and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried. 

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Gutshall to approve for the month of May the Documentary Stamp Tax, co shr in the amount of $1,005.40; County Clerk fees in the amount of $2,029.70; P&M Fund fees in the amount of $327.00; Game and Parks Agent fees in the amount of $21.00; Misc Copy fees in the amount of $20.00; Clerk of the District Court fees in the amount of $203.39; Passport fees in the amount of $0.00; County Treasurer’s receipt of money received numbered 19404 – 19477, inclusive in the amount of $1,046,103.54; County Sheriff 1st Quarter report; and place them on file.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak, Gutshall and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Kment to approve the following Accounts Payable claims as presented, except to change the claim of NIRMA in the amount of $106,627.00 and approve the Payroll claims as presented and order checks drawn on the various funds as follows:

 

GENERAL FUND – 81 Auto Glass LLC, parts, 265.00; Advanced Correctional Healthcare, services, 234.02; Mark Albin, atty fees, 1445.48; Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr, 7811.58; Antelope Co Shf Dept, boarding, 1760.00; Antelope Mem Hospital, medical, 60.00; The Apothecary Shop, medical, 55.87; Appeara, supplies, 92.62; Kim Bearnes, phone, 30.00; Shawn Beaudette, services, 103.00; Joshua Bennett, mileage, 30.46; Big Red Printing Inc, supplies, 612.59; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 76.56; Blue Cross Blue Shield, ins-co shr, 30431.84; Card Services, supplies, 74.23; Century Lumber Center, building repair, 9973.11; Clerk Supreme Court, costs, 126.00; Conover Properties LLC, misc, 800.00; DAS State Acct, costs, 13.00; Martha Detlefsen, prior service, 12.00; Robin Dolesh, mileage etc, 53.98; Ryan Drahota, carpet cleaning, 460.00; Eakes Office Solutions, supplies, 685.46; Egley Fullner Montag & Hockabout, atty fees, 865.10; Election Board Members, salaries etc, 79.63; Emmett’s Foodtown, supplies, 11.56; Election Sys & Software Inc, supplies, 2181.02; Engelhardt TV & Comm Inc, equip, 1100.00; Ewalt Law Office PC LLO, atty fees, 2316.57; Farmer’s Coop, fuel, 2226.91; First Concord Benefits Group, flex benefits, 50.00; Flooring Solutions, building repair, 1574.20; Judy Funk, mileage etc, 46.35; Tammy Furstenau, landscaping, 250.00; Galls, supplies, 77.56; Gaylord Opryland Convention Center, travel exp, 784.48; GIS Workshop, consulting fee, 3605.00; Jeremy Goeken, meals, 14.71; Sanford  Goshorn, first aid supplies, 877.84; Grafix Shoppe, supplies, 996.00; Hampton, lodging, 128.08; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 8522.68; Jack Scherer LLC, grounds care, 499.04; Mike Kabes, mileage etc, 111.49; Diane Kander, mileage, 6.00; Keenan Law PC LLO, atty fees, 1317.75; Kirk’s Custom Sports, supplies, 96.71; Aaron Kleensang, supplies, 39.58; Kuehn’s Auto Body Inc, repairs, 1210.50; Gerald Kuhn, mileage etc, 82.61; Russell Kumm, mileage etc, 70.07; W Bert Lammli Jr, office allow etc, 1329.81; Law Offices Lucinda K Bauer, atty fees, 904.54; Cory Locke, mileage etc, 324.55; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, fuel etc, 4039.10; Madison Co Shf, boarding, 5850.00; Madison Natl Life Ins Co, ins-co shr, 170.63; Menards, grounds care, 99.98; Microfilm Imaging Systems Inc, equip, 624.00; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees, 7312.00; Midwest Special Services Inc, services, 838.50; MIPS Inc, services, 2803.43; Morland Easland & Lohrberg PC, atty fees, 120.00; NACO Planning & Zoning, dues etc, 80.00; Nebr Assn Co Ext Brds, dues etc, 100.00; Nebr Assn Co Officials, dues etc, 1712.82; NIRMA, ins, 48862.50; Nebr Law Enf Training Cntr, training, 50.00; NE Public Health Env Lab, medical, 29.97; Lavern Newkirk, prior services, 17.00; Norfolk Sporting Goods, supplies, 23.50; Douglas Oertwich, mileage etc, 78.79; One Office Solution, supplies, 9415.56; Zygmunt Orlowski, reimb adv costs, 26.30; Osmond Pharmacy, medical, 48.24; Pender Comm Hospital, medical, 774.00; Michael  Petersen, unf allow, 145.10; Pierce Co Crt, costs, 2.50; Pierce Co Shf Dept, boarding, 850.00; Pilger Store LLC, fuel, 36.66; The Pill Box Pharmacy, medical, 16.85; Gerald Podany, mileage etc, 84.24; Prime Sanitation Service, services, 39.75; Renner Wraps & Graphics, services, 30.00; Rita Roenfeldt, prior services, 20.00; Ron’s Ag & Auto Repair, repairs etc, 89.00; RR Donnelley, supplies, 301.06; Schroeder Land Surveying, services, 196.00; Shred Monster, services, 507.00; See Store 1 LLC, fuel, 2686.17; Sioux Sales Co, supplies, 629.25; Joseph Smith, services, 1000.00; Stanton Auto Parts, services etc, 134.45; Stanton Co Clk Dist Crt, fees, 273.00; Stanton Co Crt, fees, 168.00; Stanton Co Imprest Acct, fees, 21.25; Stanton Co PPD, utilities, 1532.37; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 82.78; Stanton Register & Printing Inc, services, 1283.53; Stanton State Bank, supplies, 23.16; Stanton Telecom, services, 1682.92; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 114.00; Teeco Inc, supplies, 228.35; Thurston Co Shf, boarding, 2950.00; Town & Country Tech, supplies etc, 836.71; UNL Its Comm Cntr, services, 46.02; US Treas, PCORI fees, 90.40; Wanek Pharmacy, medical, 267.05; Wayne Co Crt, costs, 1.25; Mark Wieman, mileage etc, 110.40; Wisner News Chronicle, dues etc, 39.00; Wolfcom Enterprises, supplies, 23.00; Woods & Aitken LLP, services, 112.00; Loree Zach, supplies etc, 31.14; Zee Medical Service Co, supplies, 25.95; Todd Zohner, mileage etc, 56.16; Sandra Zoubek, lodging, 258.16; Sandra Zoubek Co Treas, fees, 69.50;

 

ROAD FUND – Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr, 3394.49; Appeara, services, 31.00; ATCO Intl, supplies, 1980.00; B’s Enterprises Inc, signs etc, 3682.94; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 200.00; Blue Cross Blue Shield, ins-co shr, 17090.91; Bomgaars, tools etc, 1010.28; Caterpillar Finc Svs Corp, payment, 1841.30; Century Link, service, 105.58; Janice Coates, prior service, 17.00; Dinkel Implement Co, supplies, 66.95; Doernemann Farm Service Inc, repairs, 219.85; Jim Duncan, prior service, 16.00; Farmer’s Coop, fuel etc, 10569.88; Fastenal Co, supplies, 16.99; Gerhold Concrete Co Inc, crushed concrete, 3211.29; Sanford Goshorn, first aid supplies, 366.88; Green Line Equip, supplies, 108.40; Hoskins Mfg Co Inc, repairs, 52.06; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 4056.51; Island Supply Welding Co, supplies, 55.83; J&L Trucking, services, 493.00; Johnson Sand & Gravel Co Inc, gravel, 233.16; Kaup Forage & Turf, supplies, 432.75; Kelly Supply Co, supplies, 60.62; Kimball Midwest, supplies, 53.70; Cody Koehn, services, 1125.00; Kuehn’s Auto Body Inc, repairs, 460.00; LG Everist Inc, supplies, 5270.55; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, services, 11128.91; Madison Natl Life Ins Co, ins-co shr, 74.78; Mainelli Wagner & Assoc, eng services, 1100.00; Martin Marietta Materials, crushed rock, 4705.66; Marxsen Sand & Gravel, gravel, 944.65; Matteo Sand & Gravel Co Inc, gravel, 13401.96; Menards, supplies, 8.99; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees-co shr, 2750.00; Midwest Services & Sales Co, supplies, 2785.26; NMC Exchange LLC, services, 29670.06; Ron Neisius, services, 80.00; NIRMA, ins, 56162.90; OL Scheer Co DBA Scheer’s Ace Hardware, supplies, 9.98; Pilger Store, gas etc, 3445.20; Powerplan, repair, 193.42; Prime Sanitation Service, services, 44.00; Road Builders Mach & Supply Co, repairs, 8244.66; Ron’s Ag & Auto Repair, services, 85.00; S&S Willers Inc dba Pilger Sand & Gravel, gravel, 70393.37; Stanton Auto Parts, services etc, 892.85; Stanton Co PPD, services, 422.46; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 24.97; Stanton Telecom Inc, services, 218.87; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 39.50; Teeco Inc, supplies, 50.50; Truck Center Co, services, 2538.99; US Cellular, services, 105.03; Village Pilger, utilities, 112.23; Weldon Parts Inc, services, 16.20; West Point Impl Inc, services, 9176.98;

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FUND – Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr, 22.28; Engelhardt TV & Comm Inc, services, 629.60; Farmer’s Coop, fuel etc, 121.06; Sanford Goshorn, meals etc, 31.42; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 25.25; Jones Automotive Inc, services, 28.29; Menards, supplies, 40.93; NIRMA, ins, 1601.60; Stanton Auto Parts, supplies, 9.00;

 

ROAD SINKING – CL Construction, box culvert proj, 36678.13;

 

INHERITANCE TAX – Stanton Co PPD, tower, 104.18;

 

EMERGENCY 911 FUND – City Norfolk, dispatching, 7083.33; Stanton Telecom Inc, services, 73.23;

 

Total aggregate salaries of all county employees $166,804.07.

 

Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak, Kment and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to adjourn to the fiscal year meeting set for June 26, 2018 at 8:15 AM, set additional meeting dates of Thursday July 12, 2018 and July 19, 2018 at 8:15 AM, if needed and set the next regular meeting for July 16, 2018 at 8:15 AM.

 

Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

/s/ Dennis Kment, Chairman, Board of Commissioners, Stanton County, Nebraska

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

 

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BOARD OF EQUALIZATION PROCEEDINGS – May 21, 2018

(edited proceedings – Official Proceedings on file in County Clerk’s office)

 

            A meeting of the Board of Equalization of Stanton County, Nebraska was held in the open and public session on May 21, 2018 at 8:00 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

            Present upon roll call were:  David Gutshall, Dennis Kment and Duane Rehak, Board of Equalization.  Wanda Heermann, County Clerk and Cheryl Wolverton, County Assessor were also present.

 

            Advance notice of the meeting was given by publication in the Stanton Register on May 9, 2018, a copy of the proof of publication being attached to these minutes.

 

            Notice of the meeting was given in advance to the Board members, a copy of their acknowledgement of the receipt of notice and the agenda being attached to these minutes.

 

            All proceedings hereinafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was open to the attendance of the public.

 

            Doug Huttmann, member of the public, attended the meeting.

 

            The meeting was called to order at 8:03 AM by Chairman Kment, who announced that the open meeting laws are posted on the wall in the Commissioner’s room and a copy may be obtained from the County Clerk’s office upon request.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the agenda.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the minutes of April 16, 2018 meeting.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            The Board reviewed the Findings and Orders document received from the Nebraska Tax Equalization and Review Commission and placed it on file.  The Nebraska Tax Equalization and Review Commission finds that no order proposing an adjustment of the value for a class or subclass of real property in Stanton County for tax year 2018 be entered and that no further proceedings be held to determine whether an adjustment should be made.

 

            The County Assessor presented and explained the correction sheets for the month.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve and authorize the chairman to sign the correction sheets numbered 2018-1 to 2018-2, and place them on file.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Cheryl submitted a clerical error listing for May 21, 2018 within Stanton County.  She explained the updates and/or changes to the listed properties.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Kment to approve the list of clerical errors and allow the County Assessor to adjust the tax rolls.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak, Kment and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to adjourn and set the next meeting for June 18, 2018 at 8:00 AM.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

/s/ Dennis Kment, Chairman, Board of Equalization, Stanton County, Nebraska

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

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COMMISSIONER’S PROCEEDINGS – May 21, 2018

(edited proceedings – Official Proceedings on file in County Clerk’s office)

 

            A meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Stanton County, Nebraska was held in the open and public session on May 21, 2018 at 8:15 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

            Present upon roll call were:  David Gutshall, Dennis Kment and Duane Rehak, Board of Commissioners.  Wanda Heermann, County Clerk was also present.

 

            Advance notice of the meeting was given by publication in the Stanton Register on May 9, 2018, a copy of the proof of publication being attached to these minutes.

 

            Notice of the meeting was given in advance to the Board members, a copy of their acknowledgement of the receipt of notice and the agenda being attached to these minutes.

 

            All proceedings hereinafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was open to the attendance of the public.

 

            Doug Huttmann, member of the public, attended the meeting.

 

            The meeting was called to order at 8:18 AM by Chairman Kment, who announced that the open meeting laws are posted on the wall in the Commissioner’s room and a copy may be obtained from the County Clerk’s office upon request.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the agenda.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to approve the minutes of the April 2, 2018 and the April 16, 2018 meetings.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Kment, Gutshall and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            The following correspondence was reviewed and placed on file:

                        Eastern Nebraska Trailer Repair – new service managers

                        NACO – premium for 2018-2019 plan year for NACO Health and Dental insurance poll with BCBS

                        Larry Dix, NACO Exe Dir – Opioid Update from Nebraska Atty General

                        Babrak Niazi PE, Nebr Dept Trans – new Load Rating summary Sheet (LRSS)

                        Chad Svoboda, Gallagher Insurance – insurance premium letter

                        NIRMA – NIRMA’s Safety Shorts Vol.6 No. 5

                        Northeast Nebraska Econ Dev Dist – NENEDD membership

                        NIRMA – settlement/common policy

                        NIRMA – Law Enforcement Liability Trends Seminar Series

                        Jamie Reinke – Lower Elkhorn Floodplain Mapping Project Update

                        Domina Law Group PC – Opiod Litigation

                        Richard Houck, NDOT – Local Project Monthly Status Update, BRO-7084(7)

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the following Resolution to add pledged security:

 

RESOLUTION No. 2018.05 - 016:

 

            BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that First Nebraska Bank, Stanton, Nebraska hereby wishes to add the following security held in escrow to secure deposits of this county in said bank, to-wit:  US Treasury Note, No.912828D80, Due 8/31/2019, 1.625%, $500,000.00; US Treasury Note, No.912828ST8, Due 4/30/2019, 1.25%, $500,000.00; US Treasury Note, No.912828D23, Due 4/30/2019, 1.625%, $500,000.00; US Treasury Note, No.912828UQ1, Due 2/29/2020, 1.25%, $500,000.00; US Treasury Note, No.912828PC8, Due 11/15/2020, 2.625%, $500,000.00; US Treasury Note. No.912828VF4, Due 5/31/2020, 1.375%, $500,000.00.

 

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

            Dated this 21st day of May, 2018.

 

                                                                                                Board of Commissioners

                                                                                                Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                                /s/ Dennis Kment

                                                                                                /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                                /s/ Duane Rehak

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann

Stanton County Clerk    [seal]

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the following Resolution to add pledged security:

 

RESOLUTION No. 2018.05 – 017:

 

            BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that BankFirst, Norfolk, Nebraska hereby wishes to add the following security held in escrow to secure deposits of this county in said bank, to-wit:  ALG Student Loan Tr II Float Rate, Due 7/1/2047, $100,000.00.

 

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

            Dated this 21st day of May, 2018.

 

                                                                                                Board of Commissioners

                                                                                                Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                                /s/ Dennis Kment

                                                                                                /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                                /s/ Duane Rehak

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann

Stanton County Clerk    [seal]

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the following Resolution to add pledged security:

 

RESOLUTION No. 2018.05 – 018:

 

            BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that Stanton State Bank, Stanton, Nebraska hereby wishes to add the following Irrevocable Letter of Credit held in said bank, to-wit:  Irrevocable Letter of Credit No. 50145, Expiration Date 5/15/2018, $1,000,000.00.

 

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

            Dated this 21st day of May, 2018.

 

                                                                                                Board of Commissioners

                                                                                                Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                                /s/ Dennis Kment

                                                                                                /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                                /s/ Duane Rehak

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann

Stanton County Clerk    [seal]

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            W. Bert Lammli, County Attorney, joined the meeting.

 

            The county clerk informed the board on the renewal determination for the Life Insurance and Long Term Disability coverage for Stanton County with National Insurance Services.  Discussion held on the continuance of the policy coverage with no adjustment in the premium.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak to renew the life insurance policy and long term disability with National Insurance Services/Madison National Life Insurance Company Inc.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Kment, Rehak and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Joining the meeting were Sanford Goshorn, Emergency Manager, Cheryl Wolverton, County Assessor, Mike Unger, County Sheriff, Sandy Zoubek, County Treasurer, and Ryan Wehrle, maintenance.  Discussion held on matters and concerns proposed by the safety committee.

 

            1)  Discussed was the need of new safety vests for the road employees.  NIRMA recommends the road employees wear this type of vest during working hours for their safety.  Options discussed were a possible clothing allowance or the purchase of new vests through the road fund.  It was the consensus of the Board to purchase a supply of safety vests for each county shop.  The board directed Sanford to obtain the vests for each county shop.

 

            2)  Discussion held on the need of an upgrade to the first aid kit in the storm shelter area within the courthouse.  The first aid kit needs to be upgraded to a trauma kit. 

           

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak to authorize the upgrade of the first aid kit to a trauma kit with the cost not to exceed $1,500.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Kment, Rehak and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Motion carried.

 

            3)  Discussion held on the purchase of water supplies for the county storm shelters

 

            4)  Discussion held on an active shooter seminar presented by NIRMA.  The training is approximately 2½ hours long and would be presented in 2 sessions to allow county employees to attend.  Cheryl was directed to contact NIRMA about possible dates and times.

 

            5)  Discussion held on the need to have doors of offices/rooms within the courthouse locked when not in use.  Additional discussion held on the purchase of additional keyless locks for other doors within the courthouse.  The clerk advised the board that additional keyless locks have been ordered for 4 additional doors.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak that offices/rooms within the courthouse will remain locked at all times when not in use and to install a deadbolt on the panel closet door.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Mike informed the board that the State will be requiring an electronic ticket system by the year 2019.  This system requirement is an unfunded mandate by the State.

 

            Mr. Lammli requested the board enter into closed session to discuss personnel issues.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak to enter into a closed session at 9:18 AM to discuss personnel issues.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Kment, Rehak and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            The county clerk and all other members of the public left the meeting.  The board came out of closed session at 9:40 AM.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to resume the open meeting.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            LaLene Bates, Planning and Zoning Administrator, joined the meeting.

 

            The chairman opened the hearing at 9:45 AM on the Conditional Use Permit Application of Roger Gall to construct a chicken facility on property located in Pt SE 22-21-2.  Appearing for the hearing were:  Roger Gall, Jim Gall, Jessica Kolterman of Lincoln Premium Poultry, Andy Schoelting a Nutrient Advisor, Mike Podany, Rick Podany and Doug Oertwich a member of a State advisory committee and the Stanton County Planning and Zoning Board.  Roger Gall informed the board his desire to building the chicken facility is to diversify farming.  He stated the buildings would be built 800’ off the road and not within a floodplain and that an ag matrix was conducted on the facility site.  Jim Gall stated he did not have an issue with the project being built just concerns with the road usage and route of the trucks.  Ms. Kolterman testified on the Cosco project and the need for the chicken facilities.  Andy Schoelting advised the board that a nutrient management plan was established.  He also stated that the DEQ had inspected the site and there were no concerns and no permit would be required for this site with the DEQ.  At the request of Costco the DEQ will review an application and issue an operating permit if it meets requirements.  Discussion held on the odor footprint, stockpile prevention measures and the clay base for the building site.  Mike Podany expressed concerns with the silt area near the building site and that the site is 100-150’ from a creek.  Mr. Podany stated he did not have concerns with the site project just with the contamination of the water base and an evaluation of odor control testing.  Rick Podany resides northwest of the site and stated his well is only 18’ deep.  He stated the area has flooded in the past and is also concerned with the site location contaminating the water.  Discussion held on the monitoring of the water.  The DEQ monitors concerns with the quality of the water and the NRD monitors concerns with the quantity of the water within a region.  Doug Oertwich, an advisory committee member, commented on site inspections, corn commodity requirements, erosion control, odor control and safety technology available.  The chairman asked if there was any other testimony.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak to close the hearing.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Kment, Rehak and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            LaLene Bates addressed the road route and road maintenance.  Mr. Gall stated the trucks would travel south 4 miles to Highway 91.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Kment to approve the Conditional Use Permit Application of Roger Gall to construct a chicken facility on property located in Pt SE 22-21-2, as per Planning Commission recommendations.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak, Kment and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Matt Manning, representative of Mainelli Wagner and Associates, joined the meeting.

 

            The chairman open the hearing at 10:30 AM on the Conditional Use Permit Application of Sholes Wind LLC to construct a transmission line on property located in Pt 6-24-1.  Appearing for the hearing were:  Kimberly Dickey, Project Manager, David Levy, Attorney, and Damon Steelman representatives for NextEra Energy Resources.  Discussion held on the application to establish a transmission line upon private property subject to easements being obtained.  Also discussed and reviewed was a road agreement for damages to any portion of a county road or road right-of-way.  The chairman asked if there was any other testimony.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to close the hearing.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to approve the Conditional Use Permit Application of Sholes Wind LLC to construct a transmission line on property located in Pt 6-24-1, subject to easements as per Planning Commission recommendations and approval of the Road Agreement subject to the establishment of a haul route map and the issuance of a letter of credit.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Kment and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            The permit application of Sholes Wind LLC to construct a transmission line in county right of way tabled April 16, 2018 is not necessary due to the approval of the conditional use permit application.  No action taken.

 

            Hearing for the Conditional Use Permit Application of Larry Addison to construct a dog kennel continued to June 18, 2018, as per the request of the applicant.

 

            LaLene presented and explained the David Kment Lot Split to split 5 acres on property located in the SW NW 26-23-2.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the David Kment Lot Split located in the SW NW 26-23-2, as per Planning Commission recommendations.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Abstain:  Kment.  Motion Carried.

 

            LaLene presented and explained the Melvern Horst Lot Split to split 5.06 acres (Lot 1) on property located in the S½ SW 19-23-3 with a 25’ easement in place for the well located on Lot 2.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Kment to approve the Melvern Horst Lot Split located in the S½ SW 19-23-3, as per Planning Commission recommendations.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak, Kment and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve and sign the gravel contracts received from Arps Gravel & Concrete Inc., Johnson Sand & Gravel, Marxsen Sand & Gravel, Matteo Sand & Gravel and S&S Willer’s Inc dba Pilger Sand & Gravel.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            The board reviewed the 2018 Bridge Inspection fee information received from Mainelli Wagner & Associates Inc.  There are 81 routine inspections and 3 special inspections required for 2018.  For the 2018 routine inspections, Mainelli Wagner & Associates proposes to provide the following services, including:  1) Routine inspections for 84 structures (per the most recent BrM data); 2) Taking site photographs as required by NDOR; 3) Inputting data into the BrM program; 4) Generating a maintenance report for the county’s use; 5) Labeling all pictures per the NDOR naming convention; 6); Submitting pictures and data to NDOR; and 7) Submit disk with any Special Inspection reports, Critical Findings Reports and pictures to County.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to approve the 2018 inspection rate of $126.00 per structure (84) and authorize the chairman to sign the approval form.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Kment and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Discussion held on the Interlocal Agreement between Stanton County and Platte County on the Bridge Replacement Project C-84(356) described as:  Stanton Southwest, Project No. C-84(356) between S33 T21N R1E, Stanton County, Nebraska, and S4 T20N R1E, Platte County, Nebraska.  The estimated shared cost of project is $47,800.00. 

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve and authorize the chairman to sign Resolution No. 2018.05 – 019:  Resolution Interlocal Agreement between Stanton County, Nebraska and Platte County, Nebraska on Bridge Replacement Project C-84(356).

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

. . . . . . . . . .

RESOLUTION No. 2018.05 – 019:

 

RESOLUTION INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN

STANTON COUNTY, NEBRASKA AND PLATTE COUNTY, NEBRASKA

BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT – C-84(356)

[copy of Agreement on file in County Clerk’s office]

. . . . . . . . . .

 

            Matt updated the board on road projects within the county.  He stated the box culvert project is finished and final payment is being determined.  Discussion held on the contract provisions in reference to an assessed liquidated damage settlement estimated at $5,000.00 by the board due to the extended completion date.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak to appoint Wanda Heermann, Stanton County Clerk, as the budget making authority for the fiscal year 2018-2019 Budget.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Kment, Rehak and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Kment to approve for the month of April the Documentary Stamp Tax, co shr in the amount of $1,470.35; County Clerk fees in the amount of $2,819.88; P&M Fund fees in the amount of $424.00; Game and Parks Agent fees in the amount of $19.00; Misc Copy fees in the amount of $19.25; Clerk of the District Court fees in the amount of $76.11; Passport fees in the amount of $0.00; County Treasurer’s receipt of money received numbered 19335 – 19403, inclusive in the amount of $996,346.09; County Treasurer’s List Distress Warrants issued May 9, 2018; Veterans’ Service Office 3rd Quarter Report 2017-2018; County Treasurer’s List Distress Warrants issued and returned from County Sheriff; and place them on file.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak, Kment and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Kment to approve the following Accounts Payable and Payroll claims as presented and order checks drawn on the various funds as follows: 

 

GENERAL FUND – Advanced Correctional Healthcare, services, 23.72; Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr, 7255.11; Appeara, supplies, 92.62; LaLene Bates, mileage etc, 100.19; Kim Bearnes, meals etc, 65.60; Shawn Beaudette, services, 103.00; Behavioral Health Specialists Inc, fees, 25.50; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 233.97; Blue Cross Blue Shield, ins-co shr, 30431.84; Box Butte Co Crt, fees, 2.50; Brogan & Gray PC LLO, atty fees, 883.33; Card Services, training etc, 380.69; Gary Carson, mileage etc, 355.71; Century Lumber Center, costs, 29.50; Copple Ins Agy Inc, premium, 4235.36; DAS State Acct, costs, 13.00; Martha Detlefsen, prior service, 12.00; Dixon Co Jail, boarding, 1900.00; Thomas B. Donner, atty fees, 488.88; Dugan Business Forms, supplies, 1222.40; Egley Fullner Montag & Hockabout, atty fees, 528.28; Election Systems & Software Inc, supplies, 4202.47; Election Board Members, salaries etc, 1606.15; Emmett’s Foodtown, supplies, 13.35; Emms Courts Inc dba Shultz Vogel Johnson Mortuary, services, 1144.00; Tyler Evans, supplies, 33.64; Ewalt Law Office PC LLO, atty fees, 3652.07; Farmer’s Coop, fuel, 1892.23; First Concord Benefits Group, flex benefits, 50.00; First Nebraska Bank, ag society pymt, 15000.00; Fitzgerald Vetter & Temple, atty fees, 1315.64; Floor Maintenance & Paper Supply, supplies, 201.46; Gene Steffy, equipment, 52252.00; Jeremy Goeken, supplies, 33.31; GIS Workshop, contract fees, 10250.00; Wanda Heermann, supplies etc, 75.00; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 7933.75; Ivy Manor/Housing Authority, poll site rent, 100.00; Jack’s Uniform & Equip, supplies, 342.74; Jones Automotive Inc, supplies etc, 16959.26; William Kaiser, Real Estate Appraisal Service, services, 6545.00; Diane Kander, supplies, 445.19; Kuehn’s Auto Body Inc, services, 530.50; W. Bert Lammli Jr, office allow, 860.00; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, fuel etc, 201.09; Madison Co Crt, costs, 4.50; Madison Co Shf, boarding, 5300.00; Madison Natl Life Ins Co, ins-co shr, 164.24; Maximus Inc, costs, 790.84; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees, 7312.00; Midwest Special Services Inc, services, 973.50; MIPS Inc, services, 3357.49; Morland Easland & Lohrberg PC, atty fees, 2001.35; NACO Planning and Zoning, fees, 20.00; Natl Assn Co Treas & Fin Office, workshop, 150.00; Nebr Assn Co Clk Reg Deed Elec Comm, reg fee, 125.00; Lavern R. Newkirk, prior services, 17.00; Norfolk Daily News, services, 82.20; NE Nebr Area Agency Aging, fees, 2743.00; NE Nebr Econ Dev Dist, fees, 890.00; Aaron Nygren, fees, 98.15; Olson’s Pest Tech, services, 1947.40; Omaha Tactical LLC, fees, 434.10; One Office Solution, supplies, 3227.75; Michael Petersen, reimb, 16.24; Pierce Co Clk Dist Crt, costs, 2200.00; Pilger Library, library supplies, 134.77; Pilger Store LLC, fuel, 218.66; Prime Sanitation Service, services, 39.75; The Radar Shop, services, 258.00; Rita Roenfeldt, prior services, 20.00; Darin Schneider dba Spectrum Graphics, decals etc, 246.35; Scotts Bluff Co Crt, fees, 3.00; See Store 1 LLC (Gene’s Runner), fuel, 1014.60; Sioux Sales Co, supplies, 1948.90; Stanton Auto Parts, services etc, 263.00; Stanton Co Clk Dist Crt, costs, 216.00; Stanton Co Crt, costs, 779.00; Stanton Co Imprest Acct, fees, 21.00; Stanton Co PPD, utilities, 1070.74; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 45.90; Stanton Reg & Printing Inc, services, 811.78; Stanton Telecom, services, 1777.66; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 114.00; Teeco Inc, supplies, 2876.45; Thurston Co Shf, boarding, 100.00; Town & Country Tech, services, 339.49; Univ Nebr, equip, 1197.00; Univ NE-Lincoln, equip, 1905.98; UNL Its Comm Cntr, services, 46.02; Vinyl Fire LLC, supplies, 308.00; Wanek Pharmacy, services, 10.00; Washington Co Crt, fees, 3.00; Loree Zach, supplies etc, 165.57; Sandra Zoubek Co Treas, transfer etc, 760079.46;

 

ROAD FUND – Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr, 3159.51; Appeara, services, 30.55; Arps Gravel & Concrete Inc, gravel, 465.84; ATCO Intl, supplies, 1894.00; B’s Enterprises Inc, signs etc, 627.75; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 257.09; Blue Cross Blue Shield, ins-co shr, 18551.54; Bomgaars, tools etc, 949.83; Caterpillar Finc Svs Corp, pymt, 3882.60; Century Link, service, 52.79; Janice Coates, prior service, 17.00; Doernemann Farm Service Inc, services, 265.59; Jim Duncan, prior service, 16.00; Farmer’s Coop, fuel etc, 6971.76; Farmers Union Coop Supply Co, supplies, 302.48; Gerhold Concrete Co Inc, crushed concrete, 3606.99; Hoskins Mfg Co Inc, supplies, 36.17; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 3790.20; Island Supply Welding Co, supplies, 64.29; Joes Excavation LLC, services, 470.00; Johnson Sand and Gravel Co Inc, gravel, 253.64; Kaup Forage & Turf, supplies, 556.50; Kelly Supply Co, supplies, 435.27; LG Everist Inc, supplies, 2544.85; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, services, 9929.01; Madison Natl Life Ins Co, ins-co shr, 74.78; Mainelli Wagner & Assoc, eng services, 25744.64; Martin Marietta Materials, crushed rock, 7498.14; Marxsen Sand and Gravel, gravel, 4501.70; Matteo Sand & Gravel Co Inc, gravel, 18798.96; Medical Enterprises Inc, costs, 145.00; Menards, supplies, 71.91; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees-co shr, 2750.00; Midwest Services & Sales Co, supplies, 50.90; NMC Exchange LLC, services, 7113.39; NMG LLC DBA Norfolk Works, fees, 110.00; Norfolk Napa, supplies, 15.99; One Office Solution, supplies, 23.49; Pilger Store, gas etc, 2943.45; Platte Valley Equip LLC, services, 190.91; Prime Sanitation Service, services, 44.00; Quality Trans & Align Inc, services, 1097.05; Road Builders Mach & Supply Co, services, 4519.43; Ron’s Ag & Auto Repair, services, 1070.99; S&S Willers Inc dba Pilger Sand & Gravel, gravel, 23706.60; William Schellen DBA Prime Align, services, 62.00; Stanton Auto Parts, services etc, 799.34; Stanton Co PPD, services, 625.78; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 43.01; Stanton Register & Printing Inc, services, 118.95; Stanton Telecom Inc, services, 217.27; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 39.50; Teeco Inc, supplies, 32.50; Truck Center Co, services, 157.99; US Cellular, services, 105.03; Village Pilger, utilities, 112.23; Weldon Parts Inc, services, 1732.36; Wisner News Chronicle, services, 78.70;

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FUND – Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr, 26.73; Engelhardt TV & Comm Inc, services, 74.97; Farmer’s Coop, fuel etc, 251.85; Sanford Goshorn, meals etc, 47.99; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 30.29; Jones Automotive Inc, services, 147.11; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, services, 80.00; One Office Solution, supplies, 4.82; Stanton Auto Parts, supplies, 44.26;

 

ROAD SINKING – CL Construction, box culvert project, 27215.84;

 

INHERITANCE TAX – Stanton Co PPD, tower, 132.60;

 

EMERGENCY 911 FUND – ATCO Intl, supplies, 500.00; City Norfolk, dispatching, 7083.33; Stanton Telecom Inc, services, 73.23;

 

Total aggregate salaries of all county employees $155,691.54.

 

Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak, Kment and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to adjourn and set the next meeting for June 18, 2018 at 8:15 AM.

 

Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

/s/ Dennis Kment, Chairman, Board of Commissioners, Stanton County, Nebraska

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

 

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BOARD OF EQUALIZATION PROCEEDINGS – April 16, 2018

(edited proceedings – Official Proceedings on file in County Clerk’s office)

 

            A meeting of the Board of Equalization of Stanton County, Nebraska was held in the open and public session on April 16, 2018 at 8:00 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

            Present upon roll call were:  David Gutshall, Dennis Kment and Duane Rehak, Board of Equalization.  Wanda Heermann, County Clerk and Cheryl Wolverton, County Assessor were also present.

 

            Advance notice of the meeting was given by publication in the Stanton Register on April 4, 2018, a copy of the proof of publication being attached to these minutes.

 

            Notice of the meeting was given in advance to the Board members, a copy of their acknowledgement of the receipt of notice and the agenda being attached to these minutes.

 

            All proceedings hereinafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was open to the attendance of the public.

 

            Doug Huttmann, member of the public, attended the meeting.

 

            The meeting was called to order at 8:05 AM by Chairman Kment, who announced that the open meeting laws are posted on the wall in the Commissioner’s room and a copy may be obtained from the County Clerk’s office upon request.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the agenda.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to approve the minutes of March 19, 2018 meeting.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Kment, Gutshall and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Cheryl submitted a clerical error listing for April 16, 2018 within Stanton County.  She explained the updates and/or changes to the listed properties.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the list of clerical errors and allow the County Assessor to adjust the tax rolls.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Cheryl advised the board that there were no corrections sheets or no listings of clerical errors needing approval.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to adjourn and set the next meeting for May 21, 2018 at 8:00 AM.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

/s/ Dennis Kment, Chairman, Board of Equalization, Stanton County, Nebraska

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

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COMMISSIONER’S PROCEEDINGS – April 16, 2018

(edited proceedings – Official Proceedings on file in County Clerk’s office)

 

            A meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Stanton County, Nebraska was held in the open and public session on April 16, 2018 at 8:15 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

            Present upon roll call were:  David Gutshall, Dennis Kment and Duane Rehak, Board of Commissioners.  Wanda Heermann, County Clerk was also present.

 

            Advance notice of the meeting was given by publication in the Stanton Register on April 4, 2018, a copy of the proof of publication being attached to these minutes.

 

            Notice of the meeting was given in advance to the Board members, a copy of their acknowledgement of the receipt of notice and the agenda being attached to these minutes.

 

            All proceedings hereinafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was open to the attendance of the public.

 

            Doug Huttmann, member of the public, attended the meeting.

 

            The meeting was called to order at 8:15 AM by Chairman Kment, who announced that the open meeting laws are posted on the wall in the Commissioner’s room and a copy may be obtained from the County Clerk’s office upon request.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to approve the agenda.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Kment and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Gutshall to approve the minutes of March 19, 2018 and April 2, 2018 meetings.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak, Gutshall and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            The following correspondence was reviewed and placed on file:  Northeast Community College – 2017 Graduate Report; NIRMA – NIRMA Safety Shorts Vol.6 No.4; Prairieland RC&D, Madison – close out their non-profit council; Ramsy Robertson, MWA Eng – CBC project update; Richard Houck, NDOT – Local Project Monthly Status Update; Elaine Menzel, NACO – LB 760.

 

            The Stanton County Audited Financial Statement for the year ending June 30, 2017 was received from Morrow Davies & Toelle PC.  A copy was given to the board of commissioners to review.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to approve and place on file the year ending June 30, 2017 audit.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Kment and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

           

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the following Resolution to add pledged security:

 

RESOLUTION No. 2018.04 – 014:

 

            BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that Stanton State Bank, Stanton, Nebraska hereby wishes to add the following Irrevocable Letter of Credit held in said bank, to-wit:  Irrevocable Letter of Credit No. 49845, Expiration Date 5/15/2018, $2,500,000.00.

 

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

            Dated this 16th day of April, 2018.

                                                                                                Board of Commissioners

                                                                                                Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                                /s/ Dennis Kment

                                                                                                /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                                /s/ Duane Rehak

 

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann, Stanton County Clerk [seal]

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Discussion held on the Engagement Proposal received from Domina Law Group in regard to Protection of Municipal and Public Interest, in the Opioid Abuse and Addiction Crisis Litigation against Pharmaceuticals Manufacturers and Distributors.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to not be a party to this litigation.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Kment and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Discussion held on a 4 day 10 hour work week for the Road Department.  The policy would be effective April 1 through September 30 and each shop site will be able to elect which work week they would prefer (5 day 8 hour work week or 4 day 10 hour work week).

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Kment to approve the Road Department Policy on a 4 day 10 hour work week effective April 1st through September 30th.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak, Kment and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

. . . . . . . . . .

Road Department Policy

4 day 10hr work week

Effective April 1st through September 30th

[copy of Policy on file in County Clerk’s office]

. . . . . . . . . .

 

            Melissa Nemec, Administrative Assistant Health Director of Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department joined the meeting.  Melissa provided an update on the 2017 annual report.  The Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department (ELVPHD) services the counties of Burt, Cuming, Madison and Stanton.  The main office is located in Wisner with satellite offices in Norfolk and Tekamah.  Melissa presented an immunization report and stated that the vaccination program has grown from 445 immunizations in 2014 to 1,643 in 2017.  ELVPHD is a provider for Vaccines for Children (VFC) program.  The VFC program allows children who are uninsured or underinsured to receive immunizations at no cost to the families.  She also updated the board on other programs available through their department.

 

            Discussion held on the termite issue at the extension office.  The board reviewed 2 quotes received from:  Johnny’s Pest Control, $2,000.00, 10 yr warranty, no annual fee for inspection and Olson’s Pest Technicians, $1,820.00, 1 yr warranty, $330 annual inspection.  The consensus of the board is to obtain a 3rd quote from Lady Bug – Schmitz Pest Services.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to accept the lowest bid after obtaining the third quote.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.  

 

            LaLene Bates, Planning and Zoning Administrator, joined the meeting.

 

            Chairman Kment opened the hearing at 9:30 AM on the Conditional Use Permit (CUP) of Korey Janata to expand the hog facility on property located in Pt NE NE 25-22-3.  Keith Janata appeared for the hearing.  The application was reviewed by the board on the proposed changes, setbacks from north residence and placement of a tree barrier.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to close the hearing.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Kment to approve the conditional Use Permit application of Korey Janata to expand the hog facility on property located in Pt NE NE 25-22-3, as per the Planning Commission recommendations.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak, Kment and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Mark Mainelli, Highway Superintendent, joined the meeting.

 

            Discussion continued on the variance request of Eric Pavlik.  The recently established dirt berm along 834 Rd and 563½ Ave does not comply with the 100’ and 200’ setback requirement of the Zoning Regulations.  According to the zoning regulations a corner site triangle must have all obstacles setback at least 100’ from the center of any road and 200’ from the center of a corner intersection. 

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to have Mr. Pavlik comply with the zoning regulations as to where any dirt berm, trees or structures must be 100’ from the center of any road and 200’ from the center of a corner intersection.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Mr. Pavlik joined the meeting at 10:20 AM.  The discussion continued with Mr. Pavlik present.  Mr. Pavlik was given a copy of the regulations of the site triangle showing the setbacks and was advised that the dirt berm does not comply and he will have to remove it or move it back from the corner intersection as per the site triangle.  Currently the dirt berm is only 96’ from the center of the corner intersection.  Any dirt berm, trees or structures would have to be in compliance with the 100’ setback from the center of any road and 200’ setback from the center of a corner intersection as per zoning regulations.  Mr. Pavlik asked the board if any variances have been approved and if so what the conditions were.  He requested the matter be tabled for a year.  The board did not feel tabling the matter would change the outcome.

 

Discussion was held on the Construction Engineering Agreement Supplement No. 1, between Stanton County and Mainelli Wagner & Associates, Inc., Project No. BRO-7084(7), Control No. 31597, Stanton Southeast.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the following resolution to authorize the chairman to sign the Construction Engineering Agreement Supplement No. 1 between Stanton County and Mainelli Wagner & Associates, Inc., Project No. BRO-7084(7), Control No. 31597, Stanton Southeast:

 

RESOLUTION No. 2018.04 – 015:

 

RESOULTION

PRELIMINARY ENGINEERNG SERVICES AGREEMENT – BK1333

SUPPLEMENTAL AGREEMENT NO. 1

 

Stanton County

Resolution No. 2018.04 – 015

 

Whereas:  Stanton County and Mainelli Wagner & Associates, Inc., have previously executed a preliminary engineering services agreement for a transportation project for which the Local Public Agency (LPA) would like to obtain Federal funds;

 

Whereas:  Stanton County understands that it must continue to strictly follow all Federal, State and local laws, rules, regulations, policies and guidelines applicable to the funding of this federal-aid project; and

 

Whereas:  Stanton county and Mainelli Wagner & associates, Inc. wish to enter into a supplemental preliminary engineering services agreement setting out modifications and/or additional duties and/or funding responsibilities for the Federal-aid project.

 

Be it Resolved:  by the Board of Commissioners of Stanton County, Nebraska that:

 

Dennis Kment, Chair of the Stanton County Board of Commissioners is hereby authorized to sign the attached preliminary engineering services Supplement Agreement No. 1 between Stanton County and Mainelli Wagner & Associates, Inc.

 

Stanton County is committed to providing local funds for the project as required by the Project Program Agreement and any Supplemental Project Agreements.

 

                                    NDOR Project Number:              BRO-7084(10)

                                    NDOR Control Number:  31597

                                    NDOR Project Description:         Stanton Southeast

 

Adopted this 16th day of April, 2018 at Stanton, Nebraska.

 

                                                                                                            The Board of Commissioners of Stanton County

                                                                                                            /s/ Dennis Kment

                                                                                                            /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                                            /s/ Duane Rehak

 

Board/Council Member David Gutshall moved the adoption of said resolution; Member Duane Rehak seconded the Motion; Roll Call:  _3_ Yes _0_ No _­-_ Abstained _-_ Absent; Resolution adopted, signed and billed as adopted.

 

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, Signature County Clerk

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

. . . . . . . . . .

Professional Services Agreement

Supplement No. 1

[copy of Agreement and Exhibit on file in County Clerk’s office]

. . . . . . . . . .

 

            Appearing for the gravel bid letting were representatives of S&S Willers Inc of Pilger and Matteo Sand & Gravel of Norfolk.  No other representatives appeared.

 

            Gravel bid letting was held at 10:30 AM.  The chairman opened the sealed bids and read them aloud.  Bids were received from the following: 

Stalp Gravel Co Inc, West Point NE (letter of pit rate) – Gravel - $12 ton.

Matteo Sand & Gravel, Norfolk NE – Gravel - $12 ton; Armor Coat - $12 ton; Delivered Gravel by Precinct - $15 to $19.20.

Marxsen Sand & Gravel, Schuyler NE – Gravel - $7 ton; Armor Coat - $10 ton.

Arps Gravel & Concrete Inc, Fremont NE – Gravel - $9.30 ton.

Johnson Sand & Gravel, Columbus NE – Gravel - $8.75 ton; Armor Coat - $8.75 ton; Delivered Gravel by Precinct - $17.85 to $20.54.

S&S Willers Inc dba Pilger Sand & Gravel, Pilger NE –     Gravel - $12 ton; Armor Coat - $12 ton;
Delivered Gravel by Precinct - $16.40 to $18.62.

 

Discussion was held on bids received.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to accept all bids and to purchase gravel at the pits with the lowest price and where hauling is most economical and to purchase delivered gravel at the pit where it is available at the lowest price for purchase of delivered gravel.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Reclamation etc Roadway Projects was held at 10:45 AM.  The chairman opened the sealed bids and read them aloud.  Bids were received from the following: 

Sta-bilt Construction Company, Harlan IA; Site 1:  Reclamation $50,001.60; Site 2:  Reclamation $12,500.40; Site 3:  Reclamation $25,000.80; Total: $87,502.80; Start Date:  Jun 11, 2018 – End Date:  Jul 2, 2018.

Coughlin Company I, Inc., St George UT; Site 1:  Reclamation $38,404.61, Blading $21,111.55, Compaction $21,238.27, Total:  $80,754.43; Site 2:  Reclamation $7,179.22, Blading $4,285.78, Compaction $4,306.90, Total: $15,771.89; Site 3:  Reclamation $15,260.26, Blading $8,482.85, Compaction $8,532.48, Total:  $32,275.58; Grand Total:  $128,801.90; Start Date:  May 7, 2018 – End Date:  May 18, 2018.

Werner Construction Inc., Hastings NE; Site 1:  Reclamation $77,510.40, Blading $19,219.20, Compaction $ 14,361.60, Total:  $111,091.20;     Site 2:  Reclamation $19,377.60, Blading $4,804.80, Compaction $ 3,590.40, Total:  $27,772.80; Site 3:  Reclamation $38,755.20, Blading $9,609.60, Compaction $7,180.80, Total:  $55,545.60; Grand Total:  $194,409.60; Start Date:  Aug 2, 2018 – End Date:  Sep 1, 2018.

 

Discussion was held on bids received. 

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Gutshall to accept the bid of Coughlin Company I, Inc. of St George, Utah for the reclamation only on Site 1 in the amount of $38,404.61, on Site 2 in the amount of $7,179.22 and on Site 3 in the amount of $15,260.26 for a total of $60,844.09 and authorize the chairman to sign the contract when received.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak, Gutshall and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Bid Letting for the sale of Lots 1, 2 & N½ 3, Block 1, Village of Pilger Stanton County, Nebraska, County owned real estate was held at 11:00 AM.  No one appeared.  The chairman opened the sealed bids and read them aloud.  Bids were received from the following:  Terry Stuthman, 201 N Lamb Blvd #5, Las Vegas NV  89110 – $8,200.00; Ernie Short, 300 S Madison, Pilger NE 68768 – 4,050.00; Joe Denton, 57313 838½ Rd, Pilger NE 68768 – $3,250.00.

 

            The bids were reviewed by the board.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to accept the bid of Terry Stuthman in the amount of $8,200.00 (by certified funds) for the purchase of Lots 1, 2 & N½ 3, Block 1, Village of Pilger Stanton County, Nebraska.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Kimberly Dickey, Project Manager, Phil Clement, Engineer, and David Levy, Attorney, representatives of NextEra Energy Resources joined the meeting to discuss the Permit to Construct Utilities on County Right-of Way.  The permit application of Sholes Wind LLC is to construct a transmission line in the county right of way along 559 Ave in 5-24-1 and 6-24-1 and along 846 Rd in 6-24-1.  This transmission line would be built as per NPPD specifications to join into the Hoskins substation owned by NPPD.  Discussion held on the type of line to be constructed.  Mr. Clement stated the permit to construct utilities on county right-of-way would be another option for the transmission line if easements were not obtained from private property owners.  

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to table this matter until the May 21, 2018 meeting to allow more time to gather additional information.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Telephone conference was held with Pete Eiden, NIRMA Property and Liability Claims manager, to discuss the claim correspondence received by the board.  No action needed or taken by the board.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to approve for the month of April the Documentary Stamp Tax, co shr in the amount of $3,807.12; County Clerk fees in the amount of $3,353.24; P&M Fund fees in the amount of $494.50; Game and Parks Agent fees in the amount of $5.00; Misc Copy fees in the amount of $60.00; Clerk of the District Court fees in the amount of $286.03; Passport fees in the amount of $50.00; County Treasurer’s receipt of money received numbered 00019231 – 00019334, inclusive in the amount of $511,838.77; and place them on file.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Kment, Gutshall and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the following Accounts Payable and Payroll claims as presented and order checks drawn on the various funds as follows:

 

GENERAL FUND – Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr, 7084.08; Antelope Co Shf Dept, boarding, 8739.00; The Apothecary Shop, services, 253.22; Appeara, supplies, 88.08; Kim Bearnes, meals etc, 69.98; Shawn Beaudette, services, 103.00; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 506.07; BCBS, ins-co shr 30431.84; Card Services, training etc, 716.35; Carrot-Top Industries, supplies, 1348.82; Gary Carson, supplies etc, 126.00; City Norfolk, dispatching, 2000.00; Cedar Co Clk Dist Crt, fees, 10.25; Colfax Co Shf, fees, 5.00; DAS State Acct, costs, 13.00; Martha Detlefsen, prior service, 12.00; Eakes Office Solutions, supplies, 19.68; ES&S Inc, supplies, 1047.81; Engelhardt TV & Comm Inc, services, 695.29; Tyler Evans, supplies, 278.19; Ewalt Law Office PC LLO, fees, 2316.57; Farmer’s Coop, fuel, 1640.89; First Concord Benefits Group, flex benefits, 50.00; Galls, supplies, 38.78; Great Plains Uniforms LLC, supplies, 45.81; Jeffrey Hrouda, atty fees, 821.15; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 7777.96; Aaron Kleensang, reimb, 416.15; Kuehn’s Auto Body Inc, services, 5716.82; W. Bert Lammli Jr., office allow, 860.00; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, fuel etc, 2351.21; Madison Co Shf, boarding, 3000.00; Madison Natl Life Ins Co, ins-co shr, 157.85; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees-co shr, 7387.00; Midwest Service and Sales Co, supplies, 698.40; MIPS Inc, services, 5352.88; Midwest Special Services Inc, services, 1662.75; Morrow Davies & Toelle PC, audit fees, 9300.00; Nebr Assn Co Treas, convention, 100.00; Nebr Co Atty Assoc, fees, 1057.00; Nebr Shf’s Assn, fees, 120.00; Lavern Newkirk, prior service, 17.00; Norfolk Daily News, services, 38.58; Norfolk Specialties Inc, drop boxes, 2100.00; NE Comm College, fees, 40.00; Valorie Olson RMR, services, 97.50; One Office Solution, supplies, 3673.07; Michael Petersen, reimb, 76.79; Pierce Co Clk Dist Crt, costs, 4.75; Pierce Co Shf Dept, boarding etc, 4217.00; Village Pilger, library supplies, 169.10; Pilger Store LLC, fuel, 93.98; Prime Sanitation Service, services, 39.75; David Ptak, services, 300.00; Quality Inn & Conference Cntr, lodging, 254.85; Region IV Inc, quarterly pymt, 1874.50; Renner Auto Body, services, 1000.00; Rita Roenfeldt, prior service, 20.00; SID#1, franchise fees, 3924.00; Secy of State, fees, 20.00; See Store 1 LLC, fuel, 1224.67; Sioux Sales Co, supplies, 89.95; Stanton Auto Parts, services etc, 825.05; Stanton Co Clk, supplies, 15.15; Stanton Co Clk Dist Crt, costs, 144.00; Stanton Co Crt, costs, 238.00; Stanton Co Imprest Acc, fees, 19.75; Stanton Co PPD, utilities, 1114.55; Stanton Register & Printing Inc, services, 865.20; Stanton Telecom, services, 2125.96; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 111.75; Stephens Peck Inc, supplies, 90.00; Stratton DeLay Doele & Carlson, atty fees, 2008.24; Teeco Inc, supplies, 194.45; Thurston Co Shf, boarding, 1550.00; UNL Its Comm Cntr, services, 46.02; Wanek Pharmacy, services, 34.91; Sandra Zoubek Co Treas, fees etc, 47.91;

 

ROAD FUND – Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr, 3067.79; Appeara, services, 29.77; ATCO Intl, supplies, 1402.64; B’s Enterprises Inc, signs etc, 16820.00; Isaac Baumert dba Rusty Nuts Repair LLC, services, 932.16; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 522.56; BCBS, ins-cor shr, 15590.28; Bok Finc, int pymt, 19055.00; Bomgaars, tools etc, 672.80; Caterpillar Finc Svs Corp, pymt, 1941.30; Century Link, services, 52.89; Clarkson Plbg & Htg Inc, services, 12.06; Janice Coates, prior service, 17.00; Doernemann Farm Service Inc, services, 209.05; Jim Duncan, prior service, 16.00; Engelhardt TV & Comm Inc, services, 689.99; Farmer’s Coop, fuel etc, 10857.09; Farmer’s Union Coop Supply Co, supplies, 634.21; Gerhold Concrete Co, storm shelters, 10094.00; Green Line Equip, services, 31.20; Hamernik Plbg, services, 26.45; Heartland Fire Prot Co, supplies, 375.50; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 3682.05; Island Supply Welding Co, supplies, 24.18; Kimball Midwest, supplies, 174.59; LG Everist Inc, supplies, 3839.77; Lampman Service and Tires LLC, services, 54.01; Leigh Motor Service, services, 100.00; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, services, 5681.88; Madison Natl Life Ins Co, ins-co shr 74.78; Mainelli Wagner & Assoc, eng services, 1100.00; Martin Marietta Materials, supplies, 4046.77; Marxsen Sand and Gravel, gravel, 7078.75; Matteo Sand & Gravel Co Inc, gravel, 4696.20; Menards, supplies, 34.86; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees-co shr, 2750.00; Midwest Services & Sales Co, supplies, 290.00; NMC Exchange LLC, services, 79.20; Norfolk Napa, supplies, 17.37; One Office Solution, supplies, 213.98; Pilger Concrete Recycling LLC, supplies, 2527.00; Pilger Store, fuel etc, 1435.97; Pollard Pumping Inc, services, 306.25; Prime Sanitation Service, services, 44.00; Profire & Safety, services, 117.25; Road Builders Mach & Supply Co, services, 2680.66; Ron’s Ag & Auto Repair, services, 378.00; S&S Willer’s Inc dba Pilger Sand & Gravel, gravel, 13394.28; Schroeder Land Surveying, services, 570.00; Stanton Auto Parts, services etc, 210.40; Stanton Co PPD, services, 563.12; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 9.98; Stanton Telecom Inc, services, 218.32; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 39.50; Teeco Inc, supplies, 18.00; Travis Thies dba Thies Garage, services, 95.75; US Cellular, services, 105.31; Village Pilger, utilities, 108.68; Weldon Parts Inc, services, 90.20; West Point Impl Inc, services, 1834.06; Wisner News Chronicle, services, 78.70;

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FUND – Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr, 21.87; Farmer’s Coop, fuel etc, 94.24; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 24.79; Sanford Goshorn, utilities, 12.00; Sirius XM Radio Inc, services, 301.04; Stanton Auto Parts, supplies, 1.20; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 15.99; Verizon Wireless, services, 300.00;

 

ROAD SINKING FUND – CL Const, culvert proj, 5165.85;

 

INHERITANCE TAX FUND – Stanton Co PPD, tower, 137.24;

 

EMERGENCY 911 FUND – City Norfolk, dispatching, 5083.33; Stanton Telecom Inc, services, 73.23;

 

Total aggregate salaries of all county employees $152,224.15.

 

Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Kment to adjourn and set the next meeting for May 21, 2018 at 8:15 AM.

 

Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak, Kment and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

/s/ Dennis Kment, Chairman, Board of Commissioners, Stanton County, Nebraska

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

 

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COMMISSIONER’S PROCEEDINGS – Special Meeting – April 2, 2018

 

            A meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Stanton County, Nebraska was held in the open and public session on April 2, 2018 at 2:00 PM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

            Present upon roll call were:  David Gutshall, Dennis Kment and Duane Rehak, Board of Commissioners.  Wanda Heermann, County Clerk was also present.

 

            Advance notice of the meeting was given by posting on March 29, 2018 before 1:50 PM in three (3) public places, those being the Stanton Courthouse, Stanton City Hall and Stanton Public Library, at least 2 days prior to the meeting.  A copy of the proof of posting such notice is attached to these minutes.

 

            Notice of the meeting was given in advance to the Board members, a copy of their acknowledgement of the receipt of notice and the agenda being attached to these minutes.

 

            All proceedings hereinafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was open to the attendance of the public.

 

            W. Bert Lammli, Stanton County Attorney, attended the meeting.

 

            The meeting was called to order at 2:05 PM by Chairman Kment, who announced that the open meetings laws are posted on the wall in the Commissioner’s room and a copy may be obtained from the County Clerk’s office upon request.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the agenda.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Discussion held on the letter received from NIRMA.  The board wishes to discuss the matter further with NIRMA and requested the county clerk to contact NIRMA and request them to appear at the next board meeting on April 16, 2018.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to submit the damage claim billing for payment through the county claims process.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to enter into a closed session at 2:10 PM to conduct a strategy session for potential litigation.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Kment and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            The county clerk left the meeting.  The board came out of closed session at 2:50 PM.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Gutshall to resume the open meeting.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak, Gutshall and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak to request Woods & Aitken LLP to represent Stanton County for potential litigation issues and to approve an engagement letter.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Kment, Rehak and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to adjourn until the next regular meeting April 16, 2018 at 8:15 AM.

 

Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Kment and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

/s/ Dennis Kment, Chairman, Board of Commissioners, Stanton County, Nebraska

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

 

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BOARD OF EQUALIZATION PROCEEDINGS – March 19, 2018

(edited proceedings – Official Proceedings on file in County Clerk’s office)

 

            A meeting of the Board of Equalization of Stanton County, Nebraska was held in the open and public session on March 19, 2018 at 8:00 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

            Present upon roll call were:  David Gutshall, Dennis Kment and Duane Rehak, Board of Equalization.  Wanda Heermann, County Clerk and Cheryl Wolverton, County Assessor were also present.

 

            Advance notice of the meeting was given by publication in the Stanton Register on March 7, 2018, a copy of the proof of publication being attached to these minutes.

 

            Notice of the meeting was given in advance to the Board members, a copy of their acknowledgement of the receipt of notice and the agenda being attached to these minutes.

 

            All proceedings hereinafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was open to the attendance of the public.

 

            Douglas Huttmann, member of the public, attended the meeting.

 

            The meeting was called to order at 8:05 AM by Chairman Kment, who announced that the open meeting laws are posted on the wall in the Commissioner’s room and a copy may be obtained from the County Clerk’s office upon request.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the agenda.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to approve the minutes of February 20, 2018 meeting.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Kment, Gutshall and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            The following correspondence was reviewed and placed on file:  Nebraska Tax Equalization and Review Commission – Notice of Hearing.

 

            Cheryl advised the board that there were no corrections sheets or no listings of clerical errors needing approval.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to adjourn and set the next meeting for April 16, 2018 at 8:00 AM.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

/s/ Dennis Kment, Chairman, Board of Equalization, Stanton County, Nebraska

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

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COMMISSIONER’S PROCEEDINGS – March 19, 2018

(edited proceedings – Official Proceedings on file in County Clerk’s office)

 

            A meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Stanton County, Nebraska was held in the open and public session on March 19, 2018 at 8:15 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

            Present upon roll call were:  David Gutshall, Dennis Kment and Duane Rehak, Board of Commissioners.  Wanda Heermann, County Clerk was also present.

 

            Advance notice of the meeting was given by publication in the Stanton Register on March 7, 2018, a copy of the proof of publication being attached to these minutes.

 

            Notice of the meeting was given in advance to the Board members, a copy of their acknowledgement of the receipt of notice and the agenda being attached to these minutes.

 

            All proceedings hereinafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was open to the attendance of the public.

 

            Douglas Huttmann, member of the public, attended the meeting.

 

            The meeting was called to order at 8:15 AM by Chairman Kment, who announced that the open meeting laws are posted on the wall in the Commissioner’s room and a copy may be obtained from the County Clerk’s office upon request.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the agenda.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to approve the minutes of February 20, 2018 meeting.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Kment and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            The following correspondence was reviewed and placed on file:  Center for Rural Affairs, Lyons NE – advocates for policies that strengthen rural communities;         NIRMA – NIRMA Safety Shorts Vol.6 No.3; NIRMA – Leadership Development Seminars; Richard Houck, Proj Coordinator NDOT – monthly status update BRO-7084(7).

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to approve the following Resolution to add and release pledged security:

 

RESOLUTION No. 2018.03 – 012:

 

            BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that Stanton State Bank, Stanton, Nebraska hereby wishes to add the following security held in escrow to secure deposits of this county in said bank, to-wit:  US Treas Note, No. 912828J84, Due 3/31/2020, 1.375%, $200,000.00.

 

            AND, that the release of the following security is also hereby approved:  US Treas Note (Compass Bk Birmingham ala CD), No.20451PNF9, Due 2/21/2018, 1.50%, $200,000.00.

 

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

            Dated this 19th day of March, 2018.

                                                                                                Board of Commissioners

                                                                                                Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                                /s/ Dennis Kment

                                                                                                /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                                /s/ Duane Rehak

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann

Stanton County Clerk [seal]

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Kment, Gutshall and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Ryan Wehrle, maintenance personnel, appeared before the board to discuss the need for a water softener for the courthouse.  Ryan presented the quotes received from Culligan of Norfolk and TeeCo Inc of Stanton.  A quote was also requested but none received from Eco Water of Norfolk.  The following quotes were reviewed:  Culligan’s quoted a Culligan CTM-90-DF $3,020 plus installation of $800 for a total of $3,820; TeeCo Inc quoted  a Hellenbrand H-200M Series $2,750 plus installation of $800 for a total of $3,550.

The board requested Ryan to have the water tested for hardness.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to have Ryan proceed with the purchase of a water softener system from TeeCo Inc if the water test indicates hard water.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Bids were opened for the lawn maintenance at the Courthouse as follows:  Lawnco Lawn & Tree Care, Norfolk - $1,193.99; Jack Scherer LLC, Stanton - $747.55.  The Board reviewed and discussed the bids received for lawn maintenance. 

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded Kment to accept the bid of Jack Scherer LLC for lawn maintenance in the estimated amount of $747.55.  This bid includes early spring application, pre-emergent fertilizer, grub control, midsummer fertilizer and late fall application with cost to power yard included in bid (weather permitting).

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Kment and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Discussion held on the bill received from Kuehn’s Auto Body for the damage to the Jensen vehicle.  The total for the repairs was $5,151.82.  The billing is to be sent to the county insurance company.

 

            Gary Carson, Weed Superintendent, and David Boschult, Nebraska Dept of Agriculture Inspection Specialist, joined the meeting to discuss the Reports and Requirements evaluation of the weed department.  Mr. Boschult reviewed the evaluation of Stanton County’s noxious weed program and the evaluation of Gary Carson, Weed Superintendent.  Mr. Boschult also thanked the board on the county’s commitment to meet the responsibilities outlined in the Noxious Weed Control Act.

 

            Discussion held on the renewal of the county health insurance tabled at the February 20, 2018 meeting.  The board reviewed the plans and costs associated with each plan.  The current BCBS plan (BluePrice Option 302 H.S.A.) rate will increase by 12.7%.  Discussion held on comparable plans and options covered.  The current HRA $3,000 contribution per employee to assist with the insurance deductible will continue as approved by the board at the January 4, 2018 meeting.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to renew the county group health insurance with NACO Benefits Services with the BluePride Option 302 H.S.A. Embedded (age-rated) plan with a PPO $4,500 individual/$9,000 family deductible for the 2018-2019 year (effective April 1, 2018) with an Out of Pocket Maximum $6,650 individual/$13,300 family and that the county will continue to pay the full family insurance for employees at this time and authorize the county clerk to sign the sub-group renewal application.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Kment and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

Mike Unger, County Sheriff, and W. Bert Lammli, County Attorney, joined the meeting. 

 

Discussion held on the Jail Fund.  Due to the increase of jail time in the county jail, the jail budget has been depleted.  Mike appeared to ask if the jail invoices could be paid from the Miscellaneous General Fund.

 

Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to authorize the remaining invoices for the 2017-2018 jail fund be paid through the Miscellaneous General Fund.

 

Voting:  Ayes:  Kment, Gutshall and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

Discussion held on the sale of the old Pilger Shop building and property located at 245 N Cuming, Pilger Nebraska (Lots 1, 2, N½ 3, Block 1, Village of Pilger, Pilger Nebraska).  A public hearing was held August 21, 2017 to receive input on the sale of county property.  No one appeared for the hearing.  After due diligence the board will set this property for sale through the sealed bid process.  Buyer is responsible to satisfy himself/herself as to merchantable title.  Stanton County will not warrant clear title and will not be responsible to share in any title insurance.

 

Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to set for sale by sealed bids on April 16, 2018 at 11:00 AM county owned real estate, including existing buildings, located at 245 N Cuming, Pilger Nebraska (Lots 1, 2, N½ 3 Block 1, Village of Pilger, Pilger Nebraska).

 

Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to set this property for sale by sealed bids on June 19, 2017 at 10:00AM.

 

Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

Gravel Bid Letting set for April 16, 2018 at 10:30AM.

 

Matt Manning, representative of Mainelli Wagner & Associates, joined the meeting.

 

            LaLene Bates, Planning and Zoning Administrator, joined the meeting.

 

            Chairman Kment opened the hearing at 9:45 AM on the Conditional Use Permit renewal of Paradise Feeders LLC/Tom Feller to apply wastewater from a livestock facility through a center pivot on property located in the NE 26-23-2.  Appearing for the hearing were:  Tim Tinker and Tim Larson of TeeCo Inc.  LaLene presented the board with a map showing the specific area impacted by the permit.  Mr. Larson expressed concerns with bacteria entering the water source used with their bottled water enterprise.  Discussion held on the recommendations of the planning and zoning commission with specific notation of condition 4) end gun use of wastewater only on Zone D and condition 7) the county board reserves the power to revoke such conditional use permit for failure to comply with the terms, conditions and requirements by taking action to deem necessary to obtain compliance with the permit . . . the county board may take any action it may deem necessary to secure compliance including revocation and termination of said conditional use permit.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to close the hearing.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to approve the Conditional Use Permit renewal of Paradise Feeders LLC/Tom Feller to apply wastewater from a livestock facility through a center pivot on property located in the NE 26-23-2, as per the Planning Commission recommendations with specific notation of condition 4 & 7.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Kment, Gutshall and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Eric Pavlik joined the meeting to discuss the county setbacks for the placement of trees along 834 Rd and 563½ Ave.  Mr. Pavlik presented a photograph of the property located in the SW 36-23-1 with an indication of the tree placement to be only 75’ from the center of the road instead of the 100’ setback required and the proposed setback from the center of the intersection was only 150’ instead of the 200’ setback required.  Also along the edge of the property there has been a dirt berm established that does not comply with the 100’ and 200’ setback.  Mr. Pavlik requested a variance on the setbacks to be able to place the trees along the berm.  Matter tabled until April 16, 2018 at 10:00AM to allow the board and zoning administrator time to inspect the area.  No action taken by the board.

 

            Discussion held on the Construction Engineering Agreement Supplemental #1, Project No. BRO-7084(10), Control No. 31597, Stanton Southeast and Program Agreement Supplemental #2, Project No. BRO-7084(7), Control No. 31208, Stanton North. 

 

            The approval of the resolution and the Construction Engineering Agreement Supplemental #1, Project No. BRO-7084(10), Control No. 31597, Stanton Southeast, tabled until April 16, 2018.

 

            Discussion continued on the Program Agreement Supplemental #2, Project No. BRO-7084(7), Control No. 31208, Stanton North.  The total cost of the project is currently estimated to be $595,000.00.  The federal share is estimated to be $476,000.00 of the total cost, the state aid share is estimated to be $112,500.00 of the total cost and the county share is estimated to be $6,500.00.  These amounts are indicated on page 17 of the agreement.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to approve the following resolution to authorize the chairman to sign the Program Agreement Supplemental #2 between Stanton County, Nebraska and Nebraska Department of Transportation, Project No. BRO-7084(7), Control No. 31208, Stanton North:

 

RESOLUTION No. 2018.03 – 013:

 

SIGNING RESOULTION

SUPPLEMENTAL PROJECT PROGRAM AGREEMENT NO. 2 – BL1258

 

Stanton County

Resolution No. 2018.03 – 013

 

Whereas:  Stanton County and Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) have previously executed Project program Agreement BL 1258 for a transportation project for which the Local Public Agency (LPA) would like to obtain Federal funds;

 

Whereas:  Stanton County understands that it must continue to strictly follow all Federal, State and local laws, rules, regulations, policies and guidelines applicable to the funding of the Federal-aid project; and

 

Whereas:  Stanton County and NDOT wish to enter in Supplemental Program Agreement No. 2 setting out modifications and/or additional duties and/or funding responsibilities for the Federal-aid project.

 

Be It Resolved:  by the board of Commissioner of Stanton County, Nebraska that:

 

Dennis Kment, Chair of the Stanton County Board of Commissioners is hereby authorized to sign the attached Supplemental Program Agreement No. 2 between Stanton County and the NDOT.

 

Stanton County is committed to providing local funds for the project as required by the Project Program Agreement and any supplemental Project Program Agreements.

 

                        NDOR Project Number:              BRO-7084(7)

                        NDOR control Number:              31208

                        Project Location:                       Stanton North

 

Adopted this 19th day of March, 2018 at Stanton Nebraska.

                                                                                                                        The Board of Commissioners of Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                                                        /s/ Dennis Kment

                                                                                                                        /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                                                        /s/ Duane Rehak

 

Board/Council Member Gutshall moved the adoption of said resolution

Member Kment seconded the Motion

Roll Call:  _3_ Yes _0_ No _­-_ Abstained _-_ Absent

Resolution adopted, signed and billed as adopted

 

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann

Signature County Clerk [seal]

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Kment and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

. . . . . . . . . .

SUPPLEMENTAL LPA PROGRAM AGREEMENT – FEDERAL-AID FUNDS

INCLUDING NEW PROGRAM AGREEMENT

Stanton County, Nebraska

State of Nebraska, Department of Transportation

Project No. BRO-7084(7)

Stanton Control No. 31208

Stanton North

[copy of Agreement  and Exhibits on file in County Clerk’s office (26 pages)]

. . . . . . . . . .

 

            Matt Manning updated the board on the current culvert and road projects under construction.  Also discussed was the resurfacing of various roads within Stanton County.

 

            Sanford Goshorn, Sandy Zoubek, Cheryl Wolverton and Mike Unger, joined the meeting.

 

            Sanford addressed the board about the 2 above ground shelters previously approved on October 16, 2017.  Discussion held on the need for an additional shelter.  The storm shelters will be placed at the shop sites within Stanton County.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the purchase of an additional storm shelter for a total of 3 shelters for the shop sites within Stanton County.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Discussion held on the inclement weather policy in regards to closing the courthouse or having a late start for public safety and wages paid to employees if the courthouse is closed.  Currently if the courthouse is closed due to weather the employees are not paid unless they use a vacation day or compensatory time.  If the courthouse is closed due to inclement weather it was suggested that employees would be paid for only 1 day per fiscal year (July 1 – June 30) instead of having to use vacation or compensatory time.  The 1 day allowed could not be used for any other time off or rolled over to another year.  It would only be effective if and when the courthouse is closed due to the weather.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to revise the current inclement weather policy to allow wages paid for 1 day per fiscal year if the courthouse is closed for public safety due to the weather.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Kment and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to approve for the month of February the Documentary Stamp Tax, co shr in the amount of $186.98; County Clerk fees in the amount of $1,769.50; P&M Fund fees in the amount of $308.50; Game and Parks Agent fees in the amount of $3.00; Misc Copy fees in the amount of $119.00; Clerk of the District Court fees in the amount of $107.82; Passport fees in the amount of $50.00; County Treasurer’s receipt of money received numbered 00019178 – 00019231, inclusive in the amount of $929,408.31; County Treasurer’s Public Sale of Delinquent Real Estate Taxes March 5, 2018; and place them on file.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Kment and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak to approve the following Accounts Payable claims less the claim to Kuehn’s Auto Body and Payroll claims as presented and order checks drawn on the various funds as follows:

 

GENERAL FUND – Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr, 6716.83; Antelope Co Shf Dept, boarding, 5940.00; Ken’s The Apothecary Shop, supplies, 247.13; Appeara, supplies, 88.08; LaLene Bates, mileage etc, 219.59; Kim Bearnes, meals etc, 620.60; Shawn Beaudette, services, 103.00; Joshua Bennett, meals etc, 62.32; Big Red Printing Inc, printing, 541.40; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 731.08; Donna Bloom, supplies, 60.80; BCBS, ins-co shr, 26794.73; Bomgaars, supplies, 319.99; Gary Carson, mileage, 51.23; Colfax Co Shf, fees, 50.49; DAS State Acct, costs, 13.00; Dataspec LLC, computer expenses, 449.00; Martha Detlefsen, prior services, 12.00; Robin Dolesh, mileage etc, 53.98; Eakes Office Solutions, supplies, 270.62; Electrical Eng & Equip Co, services, 88.97; Emmett’s Foodtown, supplies, 11.56; Environmental Systems Research Inst, services, 400.00; Ewalt Law Office PC LLO, services, 2316.57; Fairfield Inn & Suites, lodging, 524.75; Farmer’s Coop, fuel, 1630.29; First Concord Benefits Group, flex benefits, 50.00; Floor Maintenance & Paper Supply, supplies, 186.00; Francotyp-Postalia Inc, supplies, 396.00; Judy Funk, mileage etc, 51.54; Gillette Printing, services, 162.00; Great Plains Appraisal Inc, services, 11716.88; Hyvee-West, misc, 37.50; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 7383.40; Intoximeters Inc, supplies, 88.85; Mike Kabes, mileage etc, 56.16; Diane Kander, supplies, 139.05; Gerald Kuhn, mileage etc, 82.61; Russell Kumm, mileage etc, 40.90; W Bert Lammli Jr, office allow, 860.00; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, fuel etc, 372.00; Lynn Peavey Co, supplies, 348.10; Madison Co Crt, costs, 3.00; Madison Co Shf, boarding, 468.50; Madison Natl Life Ins Co, ins-co shr, 160.40; Marshall & Swift/Boeckh LLC, services, 644.20; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees, 6812.00; Midwest Special Services Inc, services, 501.00; MIPS Inc, services, 119.46; Morland Easland & Lohrberg PC, atty fees, 504.14; Moyer & Moyer, atty fees, 606.55; NPZA Secy/Treas, fees, 115.00; Lavern Newkirk, prior service, 17.00; Nebraska Assn Clk ROD etal, fees, 75.00; NIRMA, supplies, 143.00; Nebraska Notary Assoc, fees, 156.18; Notary Public Underwriters of NE, fees etc, 66.00; Douglas Oertwich, mileage etc, 74.43; One Office Solution, supplies, 832.64; Pierce Co Shf Dept, boarding, 4000.00; Pilger Store LLC, fuel, 148.66; Platte Co Detention Facility, boarding, 150.00; Gerald Podany, mileage etc, 84.24; Pollard Pumping Inc, services, 962.50; Public Agency Training Council, fees, 475.00; Region 4 Behavioral Health Sys, services, 4305.05; Relentless LLC, services, 1198.00; Rita Roenfeldt, prior service, 20.00; Secy State, fees, 20.00; See Store 1 LLC (Gene’s Runner), fuel, 1192.57; Sioux Sales Co, supplies, 17.90; Stanton Auto Parts, services etc, 402.75; Stanton Co Crt, costs, 199.00; Stanton Co Imprest Acct, fees, 20.50; Stanton Co PPD, utilities, 1095.75; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 10.47; Stanton Register & Printing Inc, services, 1119.04; Stanton Telecom, services, 1536.23; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 111.75; Teeco Inc, supplies, 132.95; Thomson Reuters-West, supplies, 1209.00; Thurston Co Shf, boarding, 1750.00; Town & Co Tech, services, 1109.45; Mike Unger Co Shf, costs, 21.00; UNL Its Comm Cntr, services, 92.04; Wanek Pharmacy, supplies, 83.20; Mark Wieman, mileage etc, 289.16; Wisner News Chronicle, services, 61.84; Todd Zohner, mileage etc, 56.16; Sandra Zoubek Co Treas, fees, 19.50; Sandra Zoubek, meals etc, 248.77;

 

ROAD FUND – Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr, 2790.96; Appeara, services, 31.33; ATCO Intl, supplies, 3138.41; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 740.78; BCBS, ins-co shr, 13799.52; Bomgaars, tools etc, 80.57; Century Link, services, 52.89; Clarkson Plbg & Htg Inc, services, 74.01; Janice Coates, prior service, 17.00; Cornhusker Intl Trucks Inc, services, 91.98; Doernemann Farm Service Inc, services, 4791.29; Jim Duncan, prior service, 16.00; Farmer’s Coop, fuel etc, 4857.44; GI Trailer Inc, services etc, 45.36; Hoskins Mfg Co Inc, supplies, 408.60; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 3337.81; Island Supply Welding Co, supplies, 197.67; Kimball Midwest, supplies, 506.17; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, services, 6215.80; Madison Natl Life Ins Co, ins-co shr, 74.78; Mainelli Wagner & Assoc, eng services etc, 47962.94; Martin Marietta Materials, supplies, 995.44; Marx Repair LLC, services etc, 6119.00; Matteo Sand & Gravel Co Inc, gravel, 865.44; Menards, supplies, 146.55; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees-co shr, 2750.00; Midwest Services & Sales Co, supplies, 16910.72; NMC Exchange LLC, services, 778.83; NMG LLC dba Norfolk Works, costs, 55.00; Norfolk Napa, supplies, 132.74; Northeast Glass, supplies, 100.00; OL Scheer Co, tools, 25.98; Pilger Store, fuel etc, 2775.94; Bryce Pohlman, reimb, 120.00; Pollard Pumping Inc, services, 306.25; PowerPlan, services, 1570.41; Road Builders Mach & Supply Co, services, 560.18; Ron’s Ag & Auto Repair, services, 401.29; Rueter’s Red Power, services, 69.81; William Schellen dba Prime Align, services, 292.82; Stanton Auto Parts, services etc, 224.63; Stanton Co PPD, services, 1350.02; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 973.21; Stanton Register & Printing Inc, services, 18.91; Stanton Telecom Inc, services, 218.32; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 39.50; Russell Stodola, supplies, 22.99; Teeco Inc, supplies, 26.00; Truck Cntr Co, services, 15.69; US Cellular, services, 105.31; Kristin Unger, reimb, 90.00; Village Pilger, utilities, 112.23; Volkman Plbg & Htg Inc, services, 204.00; Weldon Parts Inc, services, 58.75;

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FUND – Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr, 17.01; Engelhardt TV & Comm Inc, services, 36.00; Farmer’s Coop, fuel etc, 112.03; Sanford Goshorn, utilities etc, 12.00; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 19.27;

 

INHERITANCE TAX – Stanton Co PPD, tower, 124.68;

 

EMERGENCY 911 FUND – City Norfolk, dispatching, 7083.33; Stanton Telecom Inc, services, 73.23;

 

Total aggregate salaries of all county employees $142,436.42.

 

Voting:  Ayes:  Kment, Rehak and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to adjourn and set the next meeting for April 16, 2018 at 8:15 AM.

 

Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

/s/ Dennis Kment, Chairman, Board of Commissioners, Stanton County, Nebraska

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

 

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BOARD OF EQUALIZATION PROCEEDINGS – February 20, 2018

(edited proceedings – Official Proceedings on file in County Clerk’s office)

 

            A meeting of the Board of Equalization of Stanton County, Nebraska was held in the open and public session on February 20, 2018 at 8:00 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

            Present upon roll call were:  David Gutshall, Dennis Kment and Duane Rehak, Board of Equalization.  Wanda Heermann, County Clerk and Cheryl Wolverton, County Assessor were also present.

 

            Advance notice of the meeting was given by publication in the Stanton Register on February 7, 2018, a copy of the proof of publication being attached to these minutes.

 

            Notice of the meeting was given in advance to the Board members, a copy of their acknowledgement of the receipt of notice and the agenda being attached to these minutes.

 

            All proceedings hereinafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was open to the attendance of the public.

 

            The meeting was called to order at 8:00 AM by Chairman Kment, who announced that the open meeting laws are posted on the wall in the Commissioner’s room and a copy may be obtained from the County Clerk’s office upon request.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the agenda.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the minutes of January 16, 2018 meeting.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Dean and Judy Bohn, members of the public, attended the meeting.

 

            Cheryl advised the board that there were no corrections sheets or no listings of clerical errors needing approval.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to adjourn and set the next meeting for March 19, 2018 at 8:00 AM.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Kment and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

/s/ Dennis Kment, Chairman, Board of Equalization, Stanton County, Nebraska

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

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COMMISSIONER’S PROCEEDINGS – February 20, 2018

(edited proceedings – Official Proceedings on file in County Clerk’s office)

 

            A meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Stanton County, Nebraska was held in the open and public session on February 20, 2018 at 8:15 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

            Present upon roll call were:  David Gutshall, Dennis Kment and Duane Rehak, Board of Commissioners.  Wanda Heermann, County Clerk was also present.

 

            Advance notice of the meeting was given by publication in the Stanton Register on February 7, 2018, a copy of the proof of publication being attached to these minutes.

 

            Notice of the meeting was given in advance to the Board members, a copy of their acknowledgement of the receipt of notice and the agenda being attached to these minutes.

 

            All proceedings hereinafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was open to the attendance of the public.

 

            The meeting was called to order at 8:15 AM by Chairman Kment, who announced that the open meeting laws are posted on the wall in the Commissioner’s room and a copy may be obtained from the County Clerk’s office upon request.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the agenda.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the minutes of January 16, 2018 meeting.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Dean and Judy Bohn, members of the public, attended the meeting.

 

            The following correspondence was reviewed and placed on file:  Gabe Baumann, Claycrete North America – introduction email; Richard Houck, Proj Coordinator NDOT – monthly status report; Robert Latimer, TransCanada – update Keystone XL Pipeline; Jamie Reinke, Nebraska DNR – Lower Elkhorn Floodplan Mapping Project update; Walter Rutherford, Nebr DOT – Changing the Item 113 (Scour) Code; NIRMA – NIRMA’a Safety Shorts Vol.6 No.2; Matt Wieseler, Natural Resources Specialist – EX-5-80 DAM inspection; Tim Baxter, NIRMA – certified flagger/construction work zone; Center for Preparedness Education – rural road show Mar 2018; Richard Houck, Proj Coordinator NDOT – monthly status report.

 

            Kathy Jensen appeared before the board to discuss the claim Patrick and Kathleen Jensen filed with the Board of Commissioners for the damage to their 2015 Ford Edge SUV by a county gravel spreader.  Discussion held on the December incident and the estimate of Kuehn Auto Body presented.  Kathy advised the board she had contacted Darrell Hansen of the incident right after it happened.  The board individually viewed the damage to the vehicle in the courthouse parking lot.  The board requested Ms. Jensen acquire a 2nd estimate of the damages.  The claim and estimates will be submitted to the county insurance company.

 

            Kathy Jensen returned to the board meeting with a second estimate from 3-D Autobody Inc.  The consensus of the board was to allow the repairs at Kuehn Auto Body and advised Ms. Jensen to proceed with getting her vehicle fixed.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Gutshall to approve the following Resolution to release pledged security:

 

RESOLUTION No. 2018.02 – 008:

 

            BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that First Nebraska Bank, Stanton, Nebraska hereby wishes to release the following security held in escrow to secure deposits of this county in said bank, to-wit:  Federal Natl Mtge Assn, No.31398ALG5, Due 1/23/2018, 4.377%, $500,000.00; US Treasury Note, No.912828TR1, Due 9/30/2019, 1.00%, $200,000.00; US Treasury Note, No.912828B58, Due 1/31/2021, 2.125%, $600,000.00; US Treasury Note, No.912828WD8, Due 10/31/2018, 1.25%, $100,000.00; US Treasury Note, No.912828A83, Due 12/31/2020, 2.375%, $100,000.00.

 

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

            Dated this 20th day of February, 2018.

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners

                                                                                    Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                    /s/ Dennis Kment

                                                                                    /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                    /s/ Duane Rehak

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann

Stanton County Clerk  [seal]

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak, Gutshall and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            LaLene Bates, Planning and Zoning Administrator, joined the meeting.

 

            LaLene advised the board that the hearing set for Matthew Heimann/M&P Heimann Family Limited Partnership/Lismar Farms Inc to construct a livestock feeding operation on property located in 8-24-3 is continued due to more information needed on the well system, number of animals allowed, road usage, etc.  Discussion held on the livestock facility proposal.  No action taken by the board.

 

            Discussion held on the zoning application fees for Stanton County which were last updated November 17, 2014.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the following Resolution updating the zoning application fees for Stanton County:

 

RESOLUTION No. 2018.02 – 009:

 

            BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that the Board of Commissioners of Stanton County, Nebraska approves the zoning application fees for Stanton County as follows:  Ag Structures (grain bins, machine sheds, etc), Fee -, Late Fee $100; Non Ag Structures (residences, additions, garages), Fee $100, Late Fee $200; Conditional Use Permit, Fee $100, Late Fee $200; Residential Use Permit, Fee $100, Late Fee $200; Board of Adjustment, Fee $200, Late Fee -; Floodplain Development, Fee $25, Late Fee -; Zoning Change, Fee $100, Late Fee -; Lot Split, Fee $50, Late Fee -; Subdivision, Fee $100 plus $5 per lot over 4 lots, Late Fee -; Wind Energy, Fee $100 CUP fee plus $200 per generator, Late Fee $200; Telecomm Tower, Fee $100*, Late Fee $200; *this is a conditional use permit cost.

 

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

            Dated this 20th day of February, 2018.

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners

                                                                                    Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                    /s/ Dennis Kment

                                                                                    /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                    /s/ Duane Rehak

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann

Stanton County Clerk  [seal]

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            LaLene presented and explained the lot split application of Dan Beerbohm to split property located in the SW SE and SE SW 3-23-2 into 2 lots with easements in place.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to approve the Dan Beerbohm’s Lot Split located in the SW SE and SE SW 3-23-2, as per Planning Commission recommendations.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Kment, Gutshall and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Additional zoning issues discussed were:  concerns with salvaged/junked cars on a residential property, complaints have been received from neighbors; proposed transmission line and replacement of transmission line; and proposed pipeline across Dimick precinct.  No action taken by the board.

 

            Judd Allen, Marketing representative for NACO Benefits Services, joined the meeting to discuss the renewal of the county health insurance.  The board reviewed the plans and costs associated with each plan.  The current BCBS plan (Bluepride Option 302 H.S.A.) rates will increase by 12.7%.  Comparable BCBS plans were quoted along with a quote from Untied Healthcare and Aetna.  Discussion held on the carriers and the options covered.  Also discussed was the cash in lieu of health insurance policy adopted August 17, 2015.  The renewal date for the county health insurance is April 1, 2018.  Renewal of county health insurance will be determined at the March 19, 2018 meeting.

 

            Phil Cox, Public Works Director SID No.1, appeared before the board to discuss N Eastwood St.  There have been issues with street parking and snow removal.  It was suggested to discuss the matter with the residents along N Eastwood St as to street parking during inclement weather and develop a policy on street parking.

 

            Ramsy Robertson, representative of Mainelli Wagner and Associates, joined the meeting.

 

            Ramsy updated the board on the box culvert projects.  The Pilger project has been completed and the Stanton NW and Stanton SE projects are on hold until the weather and ground conditions improve.

 

            Chairman Kment opened the hearing at 11:05 AM on the One and Six Year Road Plan.

 

            The One and Six Year Road Plan was reviewed.  Discussion held on projects on the one year plan versus projects on the six year plan.  Projects deemed more essential will be moved from the six year plan to the one year plan.  No public comments were received during the hearing.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to close the One and Six Year Road Plan.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to approve the following Resolution to adopt the One and Six Year Plan for Highway Improvements:

 

RESOLUTION No. 2018.02 – 011:

           

            “Whereas, the County Highway Department has prepared and presented a One and Six Year Plan for Highway Improvements for Stanton County, Nebraska, and;

 

            “Whereas, a public meeting was held on the 20th day of February, 2018, to present this plan, and all objections and recommendations of said plan were considered;

 

            “Therefore, be it resolved, by the County Commissioners of Stanton County, Nebraska, that the plan and data as furnished and/or revised are hereby in all things accepted and adopted.”

 

Upon roll call vote as follows:  Voting Yes:  Gutshall, Kment, Rehak; Voting No:  ____________________________________.

 

            Whereupon, the resolution was declared passed by the Stanton County Board of Commissioners on the 20th day of February, 2018.

 

                                                                                                /s/ Dennis Kment

                                                                                                Dennis Kment

                                                                                                Chairman of the County Board

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann

Wanda Heermann, County Clerk  [seal]

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Kment and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

Discussion was held on the Program Agreement between Stanton County, Nebraska and Nebraska Department of Transportation, Project No. STWD-CBMP(2), Control No. 00974A, County Bridge Match Program – Round 2.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the following resolution to authorize the chairman to sign the Program Agreement between Stanton County, Nebraska and Nebraska Department of Transportation, Project No. STWD-CBMP(2), Control No. 00974A, County Bridge Match Program – Round 2:

 

RESOLUTION No. 2018.02 – 010:

 

RESOULTION
SIGNING OF THE PROJECT PROGRAM AGREEMENT – BL1824

Stanton County
Resolution No. 2018.02 – 010

 

            Whereas:  Stanton County is proposing a transportation project for which it would like to obtain County Bridge Match funds;

 

            Whereas:  Stanton county understands that it must strictly follow all State and local laws, rules, regulations, policies and guidelines applicable to the funding of the project; and

 

            Whereas:  Stanton County and Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) wish to enter into a new Project Program Agreement setting out the various duties and funding responsibilities for the project.

 

            Be it Resolved:  by the Board of Commissioners of Stanton County that:

 

            Dennis Kment, Chair of the Stanton County Board of Commissioners is hereby authorized to sign the attached Project Program Agreement between the Stanton County and the NDOT.

 

            Stanton County is committed to providing local funds for the project as required by the Project Program Agreement.

 

                        NDOT Project Number:  STWD-CBMP(2)

                        NDOT Control Number:  00974A

                        NDOT Project Name:  County Bridge Match Program

 

            Adopted this 20th day of February, 2018 at Stanton, Nebraska.

 

 

                                                                                                                        The Board of Commissioners of Stanton County

                                                                                                                        /s/ Dennis Kment

                                                                                                                        /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                                                        /s/ Duane Rehak

 

Board/Council Member Gutshall moved the adoption of said resolution

Member Rehak seconded the Motion

Roll Call:  _3_ Yes _0_ No _­-_ Abstained _-_ Absent

Resolution adopted, signed and billed as adopted

 

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann

Signature County Clerk

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

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COUNTY BRIDGE MATCH PROGRAM

PROGRAM AGREEMENT

 

STANTON COUNTY

STATE OF NEBRASKA, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

PROJECT NO. STWD-CBMP(2)

STATE CONTROL NO. 00974A

CBMP CONTROL NO. 00974XX

COUNTY BRIDGE MATCH PROGRAM

[copy of Agreement on file in County Clerk’s office]

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            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to approve for the month of January the Documentary Stamp Tax, co shr in the amount of $2,811.72; County Clerk fees in the amount of $2,552.20; P&M Fund fees in the amount of $420.00; Game and Parks Agent fees in the amount of $9.00; Misc Copy fees in the amount of $10.00; Clerk of the District Court fees in the amount of $272.17; Passport fees in the amount of $100.00; County Treasurer’s receipt of money received numbered 00019098 – 00019177, inclusive in the amount of $974,103.76;Veterans’ Service Office 2nd Quarter Report; and place them on file.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Kment and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Kment to approve the following Accounts Payable and Payroll claims as presented and order checks drawn on the various funds as follows: 

 

GENERAL FUND – Abacus Data Systems, services, 1252.80; Accredited Security, services, 1198.00; Advanced Corr Healthcare, services, 23.72; Mark Albin Atty, fees, 3582.14; Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr, 7346.36; Antelope Co Shf Dept, boarding, 6525.00; Appeara, services, 89.44; Kim Bearnes, reimb, 30.00; Shawn Beaudette, services, 103.00; Big Red Printing Inc, printing, 325.58; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 787.05; Blue360 Media, supplies, 67.25; Blue Cross/Blue Shield, ins-co shr, 26105.79; Brown Co Crt, fees, 3.00; Card Services , meals, 531.45; Gary E. Carson, supplies etc, 125.60; Custom Credentials, fees, 6.75; Custom Sports, supplies, 195.00; DAS State Acct, costs, 13.00; Martha Detlefsen, prior service, 12.00; Digital Ally Inc, supplies, 100.00; District Crt Jury, fees etc, 1330.25; Eakes Office Solutions, supplies, 108.01; Emmett’s Foodtown, supplies, 17.26; Engelhardt TV & Comm Inc, services, 1388.60; Ewalt Law Office PC LLO, services, 2316.57; Farmers Coop, fuel, 1951.39; First Concord Benefits Group, flex benefits, 50.00; Floor Maintenance & Paper Supply, supplies, 177.90; Haven House Family Services Cntr, reg fee, 70.00; Wanda Heermann, supplies, 15.11; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 8041.88; Johnson’s Inc, services, 474.86; Ken’s The Apothecary Shop, services, 912.89; W. Bert Lammli Jr., office allow, 860.00; Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker, fees, 228.00; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, fuel etc, 1323.19; Madison Co Shf, boarding, 1450.00; Madison Natl Life Ins Co, ins-co shr, 170.63; Marelly AEDS & First Aid, services, 352.11; Menards, tools, 4.76; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees, 7304.00; Midwest Special Services Inc, services, 789.00; MIPS Inc, services etc, 3091.11; Morland Easland & Lohrberg PC, fees, 453.13; NACO Planning and Zoning, fees, 30.00; Nebr Assoc Co Officials, reg fee, 140.00; Nebr Assoc Co Treas, fees, 50.00; Lavern Newkirk, prior service, 17.00; NE Nebr Assoc Co Officials, reg fees, 175.00; One Office Solution, supplies, 2991.82; Osmond Pharmacy, services, 28.35; Pierce Co Shf Dept, boarding, 3900.00; Pilger Library, supplies, 1082.53; Pilger Store LLC, fuel, 240.48; Platte Co Det Facility, boarding, 1800.00; Prime Sanitation Service, services, 39.75; RR Donnelley, supplies, 85.35; Rita Roenfeldt, prior service, 20.00; Secretary of State, cert copies, 20.00; Secretary of State – Business Division, fees, 30.00; See Store 1 LLC (Gene’s Runner), fuel, 1247.19; Sioux Sales Co, supplies, 459.25; Stanton Auto Parts, services etc, 198.99; Stanton Co Clk, postage etc, 53.08; Stanton Co Clk Dist Crt, court costs, 177.00; Stanton Co Crt, court costs, 592.00; Stanton Co Imprest Acct, fees, 21.00; Stanton Co PPD, utilities, 1150.82; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 14.46; Stanton Register & Printing Inc, publishing, 1136.40; Stanton Telecom, services, 1823.82; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 111.75; State Nebraska Dept Corr Serv, boarding, 210.34; Teeco Inc, supplies, 139.45; Thurston Co Shf, boarding, 2350.00; Mike Unger Co Shf, fees, 18.50; UNL Its Comm Cntr, services, 46.02; UNL Print and Copy Services, supplies, 105.97; Wanek Pharmacy, services, 560.36; Wisner News Chronicle, publishing, 139.14; Sandra Zoubek Co Treas, transfers etc, 550019.25; Sandra Zoubek, supplies, 21.49;

 

ROAD FUND – A&H Bldg Supply Inc, supplies, 1242.93; Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr, 3200.39; Appeara, services, 60.32; ATCO Intl, supplies, 2535.50; B’s Enterprises Inc, supplies, 2704.00; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 728.47; Blue Cross Blue Shield, ins-co shr, 13799.52; Bomgaars, tools etc, 1716.60; Century Link, services, 52.89; Clarkson Plbg & Htg Inc, services, 67.97; Janice Coates, prior service, 17.00; Doernemann Farm Service Inc, services, 1383.09; Jim Duncan, prior service, 16.00; Emmett’s Foodtown, supplies, 5.45; Farmers Coop, fuel etc, 8099.28; Farmers Union Coop Supply Co, chemicals, 18.60; Fastenal Co, supplies, 300.00; Hoskins Mfg Co Inc, supplies, 137.78; Howells Plbg Htg & Air Inc, services, 2442.90; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 3801.70; Island Supply Welding Co, supplies, 105.38; Kimball Midwest, supplies, 70.85; Leigh Motor Service, services, 214.85; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, services, 5967.23; Madison Natl Life Ins, ins-co shr, 74.78; Mainelli Wagner & Assoc, services, 1100.00; Martin Marietta Materials, supplies, 5071.39; Matteo Sand & Gravel Co Inc, gravel, 2150.88; Medical Enterprises Inc, services, 75.00; Menards, supplies, 132.14; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees-co shr, 2750.00; Midwest Services & Sales Co, supplies, 2163.95; NMC Exchange LLC, services, 3821.10; Norfolk Napa, supplies, 144.87; Norfolk Specialties Inc, services, 85.00; Pilger Store, supplies etc, 1229.51; PowerPlan, services, 67.56; Prime Sanitation Service, services, 44.00; Road Builders Mach & Supply Co, services, 1688.03; Ron’s Ag & Auto Repair, services, 157.00; Sanitary & Imp Dist #1, hwy allocation fees, 14000.00; Stanton Auto Parts, services etc, 572.67; Stanton Co PPD, services, 918.49; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 748.50; Stanton Telecom Inc, services, 218.02; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 39.50; Teeco Inc, supplies, 18.00; Dean Thies, services, 50.00; US Cellular, services, 105.31; Village Pilger, utilities, 110.11; Warren Garage Door Inc, services, 88.50;

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FUND – Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr, 35.64; Cornhusker Auto Cntr, services, 53.00; Farmers Coop, fuel etc, 212.44; Sanford Goshorn, utilities etc, 131.17; Sanford Goshorn dba S & G Installation, supplies etc, 342.17; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-emp shr, 40.40; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, services, 700.00; Darin Schneider dba Spectrum Graphics, services, 14.25; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 191.41;

 

ROAD SINKING FUND – CL Construction LLC, culvert project, 72015.96;

 

INHERITANCE TAX FUND – Vincent F. Soll Jr. Estate, refund, 715.57; Stanton Co PPD, tower, 134.12;

 

EMERGENCY 911 FUND – City Norfolk, dispatching, 7083.33; Stanton Telecom Inc, services, 73.23;

 

Total aggregate salaries of all county employees $157,385.56.

 

Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak, Kment and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to adjourn and set the next meeting for March 19, 2018 at 8:15 AM.

 

Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Kment and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

/s/ Dennis Kment, Chairman, Board of Commissioners, Stanton County, Nebraska

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

 

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BOARD OF EQUALIZATION PROCEEDINGS – January 16, 2018

(edited proceedings – Official Proceedings on file in County Clerk’s office)

 

            A meeting of the Board of Equalization of Stanton County, Nebraska was held in the open and public session on January 16, 2018 at 8:00 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

            Present upon roll call were:  Dennis Kment and Duane Rehak, Board of Equalization.  David Gutshall was absent.  Wanda Heermann, County Clerk and Cheryl Wolverton, County Assessor were also present.

 

            Advance notice of the meeting was given by publication in the Stanton Register on January 3, 2018, a copy of the proof of publication being attached to these minutes.

 

            Notice of the meeting was given in advance to the Board members, a copy of their acknowledgement of the receipt of notice and the agenda being attached to these minutes.

 

            All proceedings hereinafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was open to the attendance of the public.

 

            The meeting was called to order at 8:10 AM by Chairman Kment, who announced that the open meeting laws are posted on the wall in the Commissioner’s room and a copy may be obtained from the County Clerk’s office upon request.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Kment to approve the agenda.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Gutshall.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak to approve the minutes of December 18, 2017 and January 4, 2018 meeting.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Kment and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Gutshall.  Motion Carried.

 

            Cheryl advised the board that there were no corrections sheets or no listings of clerical errors needing approval.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Kment to adjourn and set the next meeting for Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 8:00 AM.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Gutshall.  Motion Carried.

 

/s/ Dennis Kment, Chairman, Board of Equalization, Stanton County, Nebraska

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

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COMMISSIONER’S PROCEEDINGS – January 16, 2018

(edited proceedings – Official Proceedings on file in County Clerk’s office)

 

            A meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Stanton County, Nebraska was held in the open and public session on January 16, 2018 at 8:15 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

            Present upon roll call were:  Dennis Kment and Duane Rehak, Board of Commissioners.  David Gutshall was absent.  Wanda Heermann, County Clerk was also present.

 

            Advance notice of the meeting was given by publication in the Stanton Register on January 3, 2018, a copy of the proof of publication being attached to these minutes.

 

            Notice of the meeting was given in advance to the Board members, a copy of their acknowledgement of the receipt of notice and the agenda being attached to these minutes.

 

            All proceedings hereinafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was open to the attendance of the public.

 

            Brian Benson, licensed land surveyor, attended the meeting.

 

            The meeting was called to order at 8:15 AM by Chairman Kment, who announced that the open meeting laws are posted on the wall in the Commissioner’s room and a copy may be obtained from the County Clerk’s office upon request.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Kment to approve the agenda.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Gutshall.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak to approve the minutes of December 18, 2017 and January 4, 2018 meeting.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Kment and Rehak.  Nayes:  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Gutshall.  Motion Carried.