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BOARD OF EQUALIZATION PROCEEDINGS – December 19, 2016

(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 December 19, 2016 at 8:00 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

            Present upon roll call were:  Dennis Kment and Jerry Weatherholt, 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 December 7, 2016, 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.

 

            Duane Rehak, commissioner elect, attended the meeting.

 

            Following the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America the meeting was called to order at 8:10 AM by Chairman Weatherholt, 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 Kment, seconded by Weatherholt to approve the agenda.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Weatherholt, seconded by Kment to approve the minutes of November 21, 2016 meeting.

 

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

 

            David Gutshall joined the meeting at 8:20 AM.

 

            Cheryl presented and explained the correction sheets for the month.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to approve and authorize the chairman to sign the correction sheets numbering 55 - 95 and place them on file.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to adjourn to January 5, 2017 at 9:00AM and set the next regular meeting for January 17, 2017 at 8:00 AM.

 

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

 

/s/ Jerry Weatherholt, Chairman, Board of Equalization, Stanton County, Nebraska

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

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COMMISSIONER’S PROCEEDINGS – December 19, 2016

(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 December 19, 2016 at 8:15 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

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

 

            Advance notice of the meeting was given by publication in the Stanton Register on December 7, 2016, 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.

 

            Duane Rehak, commissioner elect, attended the meeting.

 

            The meeting was called to order at 8:25 AM by Chairman Weatherholt, 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 Kment to approve the agenda.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Weatherholt, seconded by Gutshall to approve the minutes of November 21, 2016 meeting.

 

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

 

            The following correspondence was reviewed and placed on file:  Moore Equipment Co, Chillicothe MO – letter of introduction; Elaine Menzel, NACO Legal Counsel – FLSO OT rules and injunction; Skidril, Greensboro NC – product information; NIRMA – NIRMA Safety Shorts Vol.4 No.12; Ryan Hamilton, Mainelli Wagner Assoc – update Golf Course Rd and 845/560 Ave.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to approve the legal newspaper as the Stanton Register for the year 2017, to set the legal radio stations as WJAG/KEXL and US92 for legal and weather related announcements, and designate the Stanton County website (www.co.stanton.ne.us) as a means of publication of legal notices or other announcements.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to approve and set the holidays for 2017 as follows:  January 2 – New Year’s Day Holiday, January 16 – Martin Luther King Day, February 20 – President’s Day, April 28 – Arbor Day (Friday), May 29 – Memorial Day, July 4 – Independence Day (Tuesday), September 4 – Labor Day, October 9 – Columbus Day, November 10 –  Veterans’ Day Holiday (Friday), November 23 – Thanksgiving Day (Thursday), November 24 – Thanksgiving Holiday (Friday), December 25 – Christmas Day.

 

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

 

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

 

RESOLUTION No. 2016.12 – 040:

 

            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]  Federal Home Loan Banks, No.313376BR5, Due 12/14/2018, 1.75%, $1,000,000.00; Federal Home Loan Banks, No.3130A0JR2, Due 12/13/2019, 2.375%, $600,000.00.

 

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

            Dated this 19th day of December, 2016.

 

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners
                                                                                    Stanton County, Nebraska
                                                                                    /s/ Jerry Weatherholt
                                                                                    /s/ David Gutshall
                                                                                    /s/ Dennis Kment

Attest: 
/s/ Wanda Heermann

Stanton County Clerk [seal]

 

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

 

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

 

RESOLUTION No. 2016.12 – 041:

 

            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:  Capital One Bk USA, No.140420Q60, Due 11/23/2018, 1.35%, $200,000.00.

 

            AND, that the release of the following security is also hereby approved:  Capital One Bk USA, No.140420RA0, Due 11/28/2016, 1.05%, $200,000.00.

 

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

            Dated this 19th day of December, 2016.

 

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners
                                                                                    Stanton County, Nebraska
                                                                                    /s/ Jerry Weatherholt
                                                                                    /s/ David Gutshall
                                                                                    /s/ Dennis Kment

Attest: 
/s/ Wanda Heermann

Stanton County Clerk [seal]

 

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

 

            Sandy Zoubek, Tony McPhillips and Mike Unger joined the meeting to discuss lawn maintenance and snow removal for the courthouse grounds.  Discussed was the need to purchase a rider lawn mower, snow blower and a garden shed for storage.  The consensus of the board is that these would be legitimate purchases. 

 

            The insurance request tabled on November 21, 2016 was discussed.  According to the County Insurance Buyout Policy, adopted on August 17, 2015, an employee needed to have comparable insurance before being able to opt out of the county coverage.  The question proposed to the board is can an employee enroll with Medi-Share, a healthcare sharing program and not an insurance company, and opt out of the coverage offered by the county.  Commissioner Gutshall will obtain additional information from the county NACO insurance representative.  A revision to the buyout policy may need to be drafted to allow this type of coverage.  Matter continued to the January 17, 2017 meeting. 

 

            The revised quotes were reviewed for the repair and replacement of the soffit and fascia panels on the outside of the courthouse.  The quotes were higher than the amount allowed for non bid projects due to the removal and disposal of the asbestos material. 

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to set bid letting for January 17, 2017 at 9:00 AM on the removal and disposal of the asbestos and the repairs and replacement of the soffit and fascia panels on the outside of the courthouse.  

 

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

 

            No discussion held on the telephone system within the courthouse.  The matter is continued to allow the county clerk to obtain system options and pricing.  No action taken.

 

            ARRAY Environment contacted the county clerk about the possibility of placing an additional monitoring well on the courthouse property.  No information was received prior to the commissioners meeting.  Matter continued until next meeting.

 

            Sandy Zoubek and Cheryl Wolverton appeared before the board to discuss the replacement of the counters.  Replacement quotes were received and reviewed last month from Krutz Construction and Stanton Lumber.  The quote of Stanton Lumber (Dan Molacek) was accepted with the work to be completed in stages during the weekends.

 

            The matter of displaying the national motto of “In God We Trust” was discussed. 

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to approve the display of the national motto within the courthouse and authorize the assessor and clerk to obtain designs and costs.

 

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

 

            The revised Interlocal Agreement for the Joint Establishment and Operation of Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department tabled from November 21, 2016 was discussed.  The county attorney was given a copy of the agreement and he had no objection to the changes. 

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to approve the revised Interlocal Agreement for the Joint Establishment and Operation of Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department and authorize the chairman to sign when the original document received.

 

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

 

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

 

            The lot split application of Kurtis L. Marotz to split 5 acres from property located in the NE SE 6-24-1 was reviewed. 

 

            Motion made by Weatherholt, seconded by Gutshall to approve the Kurtis L. Marotz lot split to split 5 acres of property located in the NE SE 6-24-1, as per the Planning Commission recommendations.

 

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

 

            Mark Mainelli, Highway Consultant, joined the meeting.

 

            Mike Lance and Waylon Petsche, representatives of the NRD joined the meeting to discuss road structure issues.

 

            Mr. Lammli, County Attorney, joined the meeting.

 

            Mr. Lance informed the board of road dam structures (culverts) that may need to be replaced or repaired.  The road structures discussed are located on the south road of section 1-24 2 and on the south road of section 4-24-3.  The board advised those present that the road department would inspect the sites for possible replacement or repair.

 

            Mr. Lammli updated the board on the Purchase Agreement received from the Village of Pilger.  In the purchase agreement the County agrees to sell and convey to the Village of Pilger and the Village of Pilger hereby agrees to purchase the E 30’ of Lot 2, Wells’ Addition to the Village of Pilger at the purchase price of $3,430.10.  Also in the agreement the County agrees to sell and convey to the Village of Pilger and the Village of Pilger agrees to purchase a permanent easement over and across the south 15’ of Lot 2, Wells’ Addition to the Village of Pilger.  Mr. Lammli reviewed the document and advised the board he did not see any discrepancies.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to approve and authorize the chairman to sign the Purchase Agreement for the Village of Pilger to purchase the E 30’ of Lot 2, Wells’ Addition, Village of Pilger at the purchase price of $3,430.10.

 

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

 

            Mr. Lammli discussed with the board the possible purchase of a video and sound system for the District Courtroom.  He stated as the courtroom is being updated to also include this option.  Equipment options and costs information will be obtained.  No action taken.

 

            Discussion held on the snow removal within the county.  The snow removal procedures and schedules will continue as usual.  No action taken.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall, to approve for the month of November the Documentary Stamp Tax, co shr in the amount of $567.44; County Clerk fees in the amount of $2,953.20; P&M Fund fees in the amount of $465.00; Game and Parks Agent fees in the amount of $2.00; Misc Copy fees in the amount of $24.00; Clerk of the District Court fees in the amount of $9.96; Passport fees in the amount of $50.00; County Treasurer’s receipt of money received numbered 00018276 – 00018324, inclusive in the amount of $1,190,625.54; and place them on file.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, 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 - Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr 7190.57; Antelope Co Shf Dept, boarding, 1400.00; Apex Therapy Serv, services, 1215.00; Appeara, supplies, 51.44; Avera Medical Group, services, 125.00; Baxter Chrysler Dodge, pickup, 26653.00; Kim Bearnes, meals etc, 168.77; Shawn Beaudette, services, 103.00; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 335.95; Blue Cross Blue Shield, ins-co shr, 24784.78; Buffalo Co Clk Dist Crt, costs, 14.00; Buffalo Co Crt costs, 1.75; Mary Campbell, canvassing, 29.25; Gary E. Carson, mileage etc, 480.50; Century Lumber Cntr, doors/installation, 11372.87; City Norfolk, dispatching, 3977.54; DAS State Acct, fee, 13.00; Martha Detlefsen, prior serv, 12.00; Eakes Office Solutions, supplies, 584.77; Emmett’s Foodtown, supplies, 11.26; Election Systems & Software Inc, data proc, 992.25; Ewalt Law Office PC LLO, services, 2163.00; Farmers Coop, fuel, 2536.89; First Concord Benefits Group, flex benefits, 50.00; Floor Maintenance & Supply Co, supplies, 44.74; Grafix Shoppe, supplies, 478.51; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 7794.92; Johnson’s Inc, repair, 1254.32; Jones Automotive Inc, equip/install, 7951.53; Kelly Supply, supplies, 109.40; W. Bert Lammli, office allow etc, 835.00; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, fuel etc, 467.46; Madison Co Dist Crt, services, 50.00; Madison Co Shf, service, 27.69; Madison Natl Life Ins Co, ins-co shr, 175.29; Matthew Bender & Co Inc, supplies, 77.13; Menards, supplies, 47.97; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees, 7320.00; Midwest Special Serv Inc, services, 459.00; MIPS Inc, services etc, 3051.70; Kimberly Molacek, canvassing, 29.25; Morland Easland & Lohrberg PC, atty fees, 727.19; Moyer & Moyer, atty fees, 2258.85; Nebr Assoc Co Officials, assoc dues, 1670.50; Nebr Public Health Environmental Lab, medical, 105.00; Nebr Shf Assoc, membership fee, 100.00; Lavern R. Newkirk, prior service, 17.00; One Office Solution, supplies, 1239.40; Osmond Pharmacy, medicine, 202.30; Pierce Co Shf Dept, boarding, 3000.00; Pilger Library, books, 616.32; Pilger Store LLC, fuel, 125.36; Prime Align, tire repair, 80.00; Pro-Vision Inc, supplies, 2323.21; Region 4 Behavioral Health Sys, 3rd qu contribution, 4442.75; Rita Roenfeldt, prior services, 20.00; See Store 1 LLC (Gene’s Roadrunner), fuel, 934.19; Sioux Sales Co, supplies, 985.10; Stanton Co Clk, postage, 22.87; Stanton Co Clk Dist Crt, costs, 108.00; Stanton Co Crt, costs, 149.00; Stanton Co Imprest Acct, fees, 20.50; Stanton Co PPD, utilities, 1240.97; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 44.43; Stanton Register & Printing Inc, printing, 894.74; Stanton State Bank, supplies, 5.16; Stanton Telecom, services, 1525.54; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 132.00; Teeco Inc, supplies, 147.00; Thurston Co Shf, boarding, 350.00; UNL ITS Comm Cntr, serv, 46.02; Village Pilger, books, 706.85; Wolf”s Den, meals, 99.50; Cheryl M. Wolverton, computer programs, 689.97; Loree Zach, services, 72.00; Zee Medical Service Co, supplies, 26.90; Sandra Zoubek Co Treas, fees, 1950;

 

ROAD FUND - ABC Mobile Storage, rentals, 130.00; Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr, 2881.38; Appeara, towel service, 33.75; Arps Gravel & Concrete Inc, gravel, 4752.60; ATCO Intl, supplies, 988.00; B&A’s Welding, parts/repairs, 16.20; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 169.84; Blue Cross Blue Shield, ins-co shr, 11311.60; Boelter Farm Repair LLC, equip repair, 3297.21; Caterpillar Finc Serv Corp, equip, 1941.30; Century Link, services, 43.12; Janice Coates, prior service, 17.00; Josh Cole, services, 1640.92; Cornhusker Intl Trucks Inc, services, 521.20; Doernemann Farm Service Inc, services, 14.89; Jim Duncan, prior service, 16.00; Farmer’s Coop, fuel etc, 7264.68; Farmers Union Coop Supply Co, seeding, 60.21; Green Line Equip, services, 29.97; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 3376.03; Island Supply Welding Co, supplies, 507.27; Kelly Supply, equip repair, 51.06; LG Everist Inc, gravel, 2706.35; Leigh Motor Service, parts, 6.00; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, fuel etc, 4058.64; Madison Natl Life Ins Co, ins-co shr, 74.78; Mainelli Wagner & Assoc, eng services etc, 1100.00; Marx Repair LLC, supplies, 657.20; Marxen Sand & Gravel, gravel, 1456.70; Matteo Sand & Gravel Co Inc, gravel, 356.76; Medical Enterprises Inc, drug testing, 5.00; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees, 3000.00; Midwest Service & Sales Co, equip repair, 10812.02; NMC Exchange LLC, services, 32279.22; Norfolk Daily News, printing, 89.96; Norfolk Winair Co, parts, 381.07; Oncall – Norfolk, services, 40.00; One Office Solution, supplies, 318.49; Pilger Store LLC, fuel, 1704.10; PowerPlan, supplies, 829.38; Prime Sanitation Service, services, 44.00; Road Builders Machinery & Supply Co, equip repair, 483.47; Ron’s Ag & Auto Repair, steel, 29.00; S&S Willers Inc dba Pilger Sand & Gravel, gravel, 11065.56; Sport Lighting, building repair, 399.96; Spurville Motors, pickup, 8500.00; Stanton Auto Parts, services etc, 433.17; Stanton Co PPD, services, 990.57; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 137.27; Stanton Lumber Co, lumber, 814.80; Stanton Register & Printing Inc, publishing, 39.60; Stanton Telecom Inc, services, 210.55; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 39.50; State NE Fuels & Remedial Action Fund, reg fee, 360.00; T Recycling, service, 280.00; Teeco Inc, supplies, 32.20; Truck Cntr Co, equip repair, 1463.94; US Cellular, services, 103.84; Village Pilger, utilities, 90.02; Jerry Weatherholt, mileage, 149.04; Weldon Parts Inc, equip repair, 41.64; Zee Medical Service Co, supplies, 75.45;

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FUND - Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr, 20.93; Farmer’s Coop, fuel etc, 208.31; Sanford Goshorn, meals etc, 22.95; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 23.72; One Office Solution, supplies, 6.54; Stanton Auto Parts, equip repair, 15.75; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 9.46;

 

ROAD SINKING FUND - Theisen Construction, bridge project, 86599.83;

 

INHERITANCE TAX FUND - Stanton Co PPD, tower, 119.39;

 

ROAD ALLOCATION BONDS FUND - Constructors Inc, paving project, 593208.60;

 

EMERGENCY 911 FUND – City Norfolk, dispatching, 1926.77; Stanton Telecom Inc, services, 73.23;

 

Total aggregate salaries of all county employees $148,268.09.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to adjourn to January 5, 2017 at 9:15AM and set the next regular meeting for January 17, 2017 at 8:15 AM.

 

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

 

/s/ Jerry Weatherholt, Chairman, Board of Commissioners, Stanton County, Nebraska

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

 

 

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BOARD OF EQUALIZATION PROCEEDINGS – November 21, 2016

(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 21, 2016 at 8:00 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

            Present upon roll call were:  David Gutshall and Jerry Weatherholt, 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 posting 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 acknowledgment 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.

 

            Duane Rehak, commissioner elect, attended the meeting.

 

            Following the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, the meeting was called to order at 8:08 AM by Chairman Weatherholt, 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 Weatherholt to approve the agenda.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Weatherholt to approve the minutes of October 11, 2016 and October 17, 2016 meetings.

 

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

 

            Cheryl presented and explained the correction sheets for the month.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Weatherholt to approve and authorize the chairman to sign the correction sheets numbered 44 - 54 and place them on file.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Weatherholt, seconded by Gutshall to adjourn and set the next meeting for December 19, 2016 at 8:00 AM.

 

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

 

/s/ Jerry Weatherholt, Chairman, Board of Equalization, Stanton County, Nebraska

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

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COMMISSIONER’S PROCEEDINGS – November 21, 2016

(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 21, 2016 at 8:15 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

            Present upon roll call were:  David Gutshall and Jerry Weatherholt, 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 posting 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 acknowledgment 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.

           

            Duane Rehak, commissioner elect, attended the meeting.

 

            The meeting was called to order at 8:15 AM by Chairman Weatherholt, 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 Weatherholt, seconded by Gutshall to approve the agenda.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Weatherholt, seconded by Gutshall to approve the minutes of October 11, 2016 and October 17, 2016 meeting.

 

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

 

            The following correspondence was reviewed and placed on file:  Richard Houck, Nebraska Dept Roads – monthly status report; NIRMA – Safety shorts Vol.4 No.11; NPAIT, Lincoln – academic scholarship program; NACO, Lincoln – June 30, 2016 audit report; NDEQ – expired permits; Valmont Coatings – 100 Year Bridge Brochure; Northeast Nebraska Solid Waste Coalition – annual report Oct 31, 2016; FEMA, Washington DC – LOMR May 31, 2016 STR 21-23-1; Jim Daubert, First Concord Benefits Group – insurance option for seniors; Martin Marietta – adjusted material prices effective Jan 1, 2017; Wilson & Co, Omaha – NDOR co bridge match program.

 

            Barb Otto presented an invitation to the county board to display our national motto, “In God We Trust” within the courthouse.  Discussion held with Ms. Otto on her campaign to have this motto proudly displayed in all Nebraska counties.  Matter tabled until the December 19, 2016 meeting.

            Discussion held on the election procedures of voting for NACO officers.  As in past years the chairman of the board, Jerry Weatherholt, is designated to cast the vote for Stanton County and vice-chairman, Dennis Kment, is the alternate.

 

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

 

RESOLUTION No. 2016.11 – 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.912828B58 [Pledged to: Stanton County Clerk], Due 1/31/2021 2.125%; $1,000,000.00

US Treasury Note, No.912828VA5 [Pledged to: Stanton County Clerk], Due 4/30/2020 1.125%; $100,000.00

 

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

            Dated this 21st day of November, 2016.

                                                                                                Board of Commissioners
                                                                                                Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                                /s/ Jerry Weaterholt
                                                                                                /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                                Absent:  Kment

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann

Stanton County Clerk  [seal]

 

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

 

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

 

RESOLUTION No. 2016.11 – 039:

 

            BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, THAT Midwest Bank, Pierce, Nebraska hereby wishes to add the following security held in escrow to secure deposits of this county in said bank, to-wit:  Perennial PPD, No.71366VHT0, 1/1/2022, $325,000.00

 

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

            Dated this 21st day of November, 2016.

                                                                                                Board of Commissioners
                                                                                                Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                                /s/ Jerry Weaterholt
                                                                                                /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                                Absent:  Kment

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann

Stanton County Clerk  [seal]

 

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

 

            Discussion held on the repair and replacement of the soffit and fascia panels on the outside of the courthouse.  The board reviewed the two (2) quotes received.  A third company was contacted but no quote was received.  More information is to be obtained about disposal of materials.  Matter tabled until the December 19, 2016 meeting.

 

            Insurance request tabled until the December 19, 2016 meeting.

 

            Discussion held on the telephone system within the courthouse.  KOOI Communication and Stanton Telecom to be contacted about options and pricing.  Matter tabled until the December 19, 2016 meeting.

 

            Sanford Goshorn, emergency manager, and Ziggy Orlowski appeared before the board to discuss the purchase of military surplus vehicles to be used for emergency situations.  They are requesting permission to apply for possible award of purchase and reimbursement of travel expenses.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Weatherholt to approve the reimbursement of expenses not to exceed $2,400.00.

 

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

 

            Cheryl Wolverton joined the meeting to discuss the estimates received on the replacement of the window counters of the Assessor, Clerk and Treasurer offices.  Estimate quotes were received from Krutz Construction and Stanton Lumber (Dan Molacek).  Discussion held on the estimates received, the time frame from completing and the development of a contract. 

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Weatherholt to allow Cheryl and Sanford to draft a contract stating the work to be completed and the time frame for completion. 

 

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

 

            The board reviewed the Memorandum of Understanding received from the Madison County Attorney in reference to the 2017-2018 Community Based Juvenile Services Grant application.  The crime commission requires the county attorney and the chairman of the board to approve the agreement.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Weatherholt to approve and authorize the chairman to sign the Memorandum of Understanding between the Madison County Attorney and Stanton County Attorney for the Nebraska Crime Commission’s 2017-2018 Community Based Juvenile Services Grant application.

 

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

 

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MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

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

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            The 2017 contract for public defender was presented to the board for approval.  The proposed payment of $26,475.12 annually (payable $2,206.26 monthly) includes a 2% increase to the previous agreement.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Weatherholt to approve and authorize the chairman to sign the 2017 Agreement for Public Defender.

 

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

 

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AGREEMENT (Public Defender)

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

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            Audit proposal for year ending June 30, 2016 received from Morrow Davies & Toelle PC was presented for review.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Weatherholt to approve and authorize the chairman to sign the Acknowledgement copy of the proposal for the June 30, 2016 county audit.

 

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

 

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

 

            The lot split application of Petersen/Zobel to split 6.41 acres from property located in the SE SE 5-21-2 was reviewed.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Weatherholt to approve the Petersen/Zobel lot split to split 6.41 acres from property located in the SE SE 5-21-2, as per the Planning Commission recommendations.

 

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

 

            The lot split application of Dostal to split 5 acres from property located in the SE 26-23-3 was reviewed.

 

            Motion made by Weatherholt, seconded by Gutshall to approve the Dostal lot split to split 6 acres from property located in the SE 26-23-3, as per the Planning commission recommendations.

 

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

 

            Discussion held on the revised Interlocal Agreement for the Joint Establishment and Operation of Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department.  The board requested that the county clerk forward the document to the county attorney for review.  Matter continued until the December 19, 2016 meeting.

 

            Darrell Hansen, bridge foreman, joined the meeting to discuss replacement of older snow equipment.  Matters discussed were:  new truck unit, sand spreader, liquid spreader, etc.  The costs of new or used equipment will be obtained.  No action taken.           

 

            Mark Mainelli, Highway Consultant, joined the meeting.

 

            Discussion held on a proposed snow removal agreement between Nucor and Madison County along Industrial Highway.  The agreement will be forwarded to the county attorney for his opinion.

 

            Sealed bids were opened at 10:00AM on October 27, 2016 by Chairman Weatherholt for the construction of a new shop located near Pilger.    Also present were Matt Manning of Mainelli Wagner and Assoc and various representatives of the bidders.  Bids were opened and read as follows:  Vavrina Inc, Clarkson NE - $453,314.00; Bierman Contracting Inc, Columbus NE - $431,000.00; B-D Construction Inc, Columbus NE - $442,000.00; Crafts Inc, Norfolk NE - $450,795.00.

 

On October 28, 2016 bid was awarded to Bierman Contracting Inc, Columbus NE in the amount of $431,000.00 with a start date of November 15, 2016 and end date of April 30, 2017.

 

            Motion made by Weatherholt, seconded by Gutshall to approve the bid received and opened October 27, 2016 and awarded on October 28, 2016 for the Construction of the Pilger Shop from Bierman Contracting Inc. of Columbus NE in the amount of $431,000.00.

 

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

 

            The board reviewed the Standardized System of Annual Report (SSAR) for the fiscal year July 2015 – June 2016.  The report was filed with the Nebraska Department of Roads prior to the October 31, 2016 deadline.

           

            Motion made by Weatherholt, seconded by Gutshall to place on file the Addendum – Standardized System of Annual Reporting (SSAR) roads and Streets Certification Required by LB904 (2006) and the Certification to Board of Public Roads Classifications and Standards as signed by the chairman.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Weatherholt to authorize the chairman to sign the NDOR Agreement for Project No. STP-15-3(115) to perform surveying services.

 

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

 

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AGREEMENT

Project No. STP-15-3(115)

N91 North

State control No. 32132

Stanton County

State of Nebraska, Department of Roads

Registered Land Surveying

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

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            The 2014 County Public Road Map was reviewed.  Updates and corrections were made to the map by various road employees.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Weatherholt to authorize the chairman to sign the revision map which is to be returned to the Nebraska Department of Roads.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Weatherholt, seconded by Gutshall to allow the county clerk to authorize Mainelli Wagner & Assoc to submit the 2016 CBMP applications on behalf of Stanton County.

 

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

 

            Ramsy Robertson, Mainelli Wagner & Assoc, joined the meeting.  The board was updated on the various road projects within the county.

 

            Motion made by Weatherholt, seconded by Gutshall, to approve for the month of October the Documentary Stamp Tax, co shr in the amount of $5,117.99; County Clerk fees in the amount of $3,512.69; P&M Fund fees in the amount of $551.50; Game and Parks Agent fees in the amount of $4.00; Misc Copy fees in the amount of $7.00; Clerk of the District Court fees in the amount of $67.87; Passport fees in the amount of $50.00; County Treasurer’s receipt of money received numbered 00018215 – 00018275, inclusive in the amount of $545,110.17; County Treasurer List Distress Warrants issued October 31, 2016; Veterans’ Service Office 1st Quarter report; County Sheriff’s 3rd Quarter report; County Sheriff’s List Distress Warrants Paid; and place them on file.

 

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

 

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

 

GENERAL FUND - Alamar Uniforms, uniforms, 211.98; Ameritas Retirement, ret – co shr, 6654.37; Antelope Co Shf Dept, boarding, 760.00; Appeara, supplies, 37.22; Arcadian Marksmanship Club LTD , dues, 100.00; LaLene Bates, supplies etc, 7.95; Kim Bearnes, meals etc, 1139.94; Shawn Beaudette, services, 103.00; Big Red Printing Inc, supplies, 1204.96; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 90.23; Donna Bloom, mileage, 48.60; Blue Cross/Blue Shield, ins – co shr, 24784.78; Bomgaars, equip, 249.99; Carrot-Top Indust, supplies, 221.52; Gary E. Carson, mileage etc, 58.06; Century Lumber Cntr, counter door panels, 4776.29; City Norfolk, SNARE etc, 2800.00; DAS State Acct, fee, 13.00; Martha Detlefsen, prior service, 12.00; Douglas Co Treas, fees, 173.95; Eakes Office Solutions, supplies, 49.92; Election Boards, worker fees, 2935.05; Ewalt Law Office PC LLO, services, 2163.00; Farmers Coop, fuel, 1414.92; First Concord Benefits Group, flex benefits, 50.00; Floor Maintenance & Supply Co, supplies, 53.39; Friends of the Stanton Library, supplies, 5000.00; Hampton Inn, lodging, 129.00; Wanda Heermann, office supplies, 10.96; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax – co shr, 7241.32; Ivy Manor/Housing Auth, poll rent, 100.00; Jack’s Uniform & Equip, supplies etc, 736.37; Diane K. Kander, mileage, 47.52; Kelly Supply, supplies, 120.87; Aaron D. Kleensang, uniforms, 41.92; W. Bert Lammli, office allow etc, 1139.61; Deanna Leaver, services, 72.00; Cory R. Locke, mileage, 127.44; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, fuel, 139.17; Madison Co Crt, costs, 9.00; Madison Natl Life Ins Co, ins – co shr, 181.68; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees, 7320.00; Midwest Special Services Inc, services, 351.00; MIPS Inc, services etc, 2599.45; Natl Assn Counties, fees, 450.00; Nebr Secy State Elec Div, supplies, 10.00; NE Nebr Assoc Co Assrs, fees, 25.00; Lavern R Newkirk, prior service, 17.00; Norfolk WinAir Co, supplies, 20.21; One Office Solution, supplies, 1105.99; Osmond Pharmacy, medicine, 133.62; Pierce Co Shf Dept, boarding, 3650.00; Pilger Store LLC, fuel, 49.90; Prime Sanitation Serv, services, 39.75; Radar Shop, services, 248.00; Rita Roenfeldt, prior services, 20.00; See Store 1 LLC (Gene’s Roadrunner), fuel, 905.08; Sioux Sales Co, supplies, 240.00; Stanton Auto Parts, supplies, 13.20; Stanton Co Clk, postage, 7.77; Stanton Co Clk – Dist Crt, costs, 105.00; Stanton Co Crt, costs, 329.00; Stanton Co Imprest Acct, fees, 20.75; Stanton Co PPD, utilities, 1450.78; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 1.80; Stanton Register & Printing Inc, printing, 512.10; Stanton Telecom, services, 1725.60; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 334.50; Taser Intl, supplies, 873.72; Taser Training Academy, services, 435.00; Teeco Inc, supplies, 205.50; Thomson Reuters-West, law books, 718.00; Thurston Co Shf, boarding, 750.00; UNL ITS Comm Cntr, services, 92.04; Wanek Pharmacy, prescript, 14.99; Jerry A Weatherholt, mileage, 244.08; Ryan Wehrle, mileage, 16.20; Woodland Park Elem Schl, poll rent, 100.00; Sandra Zoubek  Co Treas, fees etc, 380063.16;

 

ROAD FUND - ABC Mobile Storage, rentals, 130.00; Ameritas Retirement, ret – co shr, 2826.92; Appeara, towel service, 33.75; Arps Gravel & Concrete Inc, gravel, 1123.08; ATCO Intl, supplies, 2638.00; B’s Enterprises Inc, supplies, 20351.00; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 57.45; Blue Cross Blue Shield, ins – co shr, 11311.60; Bomgaars, supplies, 118.96; Ronald Dean Carlson Jr., cdl reimb, 31.00; Caterpillar Finc Services Corp, equip, 1941.30; Century Link, services, 48.05; Janice Coates, prior service, 17.00; Cornhusker Intl Trucks Inc, services, 890.01; Dinkel Impl Co, services, 282.76; Doernemann Farm Service Inc, services, 69.63; Jim Duncan, prior service, 16.00; Eisenmann Supplies Inc, supplies, 5.38; Elkhorn Paving Const Co Inc, paving proj, 20615.94; Emmett’s Foodtown, supplies, 5.15; Farmer’s Coop, fuel etc, 7888.21; Green Line Equip, services, 455.40; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax – co shr, 3323.79; Island Supply Welding Co, supplies, 158.50; Johnson Sand and Gravel Co Inc, gravel, 3631.92; Kimball Midwest, supplies, 103.07; LG Everist Inc, supplies, 2176.11; Leigh Motor Service, services, 134.90; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, fuel etc, 7126.02; Madison Natl Life Ins Co, ins – co shr, 81.17; Mainelli Wagner & Assoc, eng services etc, 52190.73; Medical Enterprises Inc, fees, 62.00; Menards, supplies, 11.96; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees – co shr, 3000.00; Midwest Service & Sales CO, supplies etc, 2767.90; NMC Exchange LLC, services, 1188.59; Norfolk Napa, supplies, 19.79; Norfolk Specialties Inc, services, 560.00; Oncall – Norfolk, services, 30.00; Pilger Store LLC, fuel, 1482.45; PowerPlan, supplies, 2998.63; Prime Sanitation Service, services, 44.00; Ron’s Ag & Auto Repair, services etc, 93.83; S&S Willers Inc dba Pilger Sand & Gravel, gravel, 6981.00; Schroeder Land Surveying, services, 777.00; Stanton Auto Parts, services etc, 267.91; Stanton Co PPD, services, 755.81; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 264.26; Stanton Register & Printing Inc, publishing, 77.76; Stanton Telecom Inc, services, 207.55; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 39.50; Teeco Inc, supplies, 32.20; Truck Cntr Co, supplies, 177.84; US Cellular, services, 103.84; Vic’s Engine Service, services, 39.99;

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FUND - Ameritas Retirement, ret – co shr, 18.56; Engelhardt TV & Comm Inc, services, 52.01; Farmer’s Coop, fuel etc, 25.36; Sanford Goshorn, meals etc, 69.88; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax – co shr, 21.04; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 44.36; Stanton Telecom Inc, services, 60.00;

 

ROAD SINKING FUND - Mainelli Wagner & Assoc Inc, eng fees etc, 70534.36;

 

INHERITANCE TAX FUND - Stanton Co PPD, tower, 105.45;

 

ROAD ALLOCATION BONDS FUND - Constructors Inc, paving projects, 1482102.99; Elkhorn Paving Const Co Inc, paving project, 228500.00;

 

EMERGENCY 911 FUND - City Norfolk, dispatching, 4415.23; Engelhardt TV & Comm Inc, supplies, 300.00; Stanton Telecom Inc, services, 73.23;

 

            Total aggregate salaries of all county employees $140,189.78.

 

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

 

Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Weatherholt to adjourn and set the next meeting for December 19, 2016 at 8:15 AM.

 

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

 

/s/ Jerry Weatherholt, Chairman, Board of Commissioners, Stanton County, Nebraska

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

 

 

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BOARD OF EQUALIZATION PROCEEDINGS – October 17, 2016

(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 17, 2016 at 8:00 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

            Present upon roll call were:  David Gutshall, Dennis Kment and Jerry Weatherholt, 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 5, 2016, 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 Weatherholt, 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 Kment, seconded by Gutshall to approve the agenda.

 

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

 

            Cheryl presented and explained the correction sheet for the month.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to approve and authorize the chairman to sign the correction sheet numbered 43 and place it on file.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Weatherholt to adjourn and set the next meeting for November 21, 2016 at 8:00 AM.

 

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

 

/s/ Jerry Weatherholt, Chairman, Board of Equalization, Stanton County, Nebraska

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

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COMMISSIONER’S PROCEEDINGS – October 17, 2016

(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 17, 2016 at 8:15 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

            Present upon roll call were:  David Gutshall, Dennis Kment and Jerry Weatherholt, 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 5, 2016, 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 Weatherholt, 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 Kment to approve the agenda.

 

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

 

            The following correspondence was reviewed and placed on file:

                        Miller & Associates, Kearney – introduction letter, Trans Innovation Act (LB906)

                        Nebraska Department roads – Hwy 35 Relinquishment

                        Acme Auto Leasing – NCPA Intro letter (new members)

                        NIRMA – NIRMA Safety shorts – vol.4 No.10

 

            Discussion held on the remodeling of the District Courtroom.  The board reviewed a listing of contractors contacted and quotes received.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to accept the quote of Ryan Matthies Construction in the estimated amount of $14,785.00 subject to change due to the cost of steel panels and with a completion date of March 15, 2017 (approx 150 days).

 

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

 

            The board reviewed the Stanton County Central Services Cost Allocation Plan for the Fiscal Year 2015 prepared by Maximus.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment 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, Kment and Weatherholt.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            LaLene Bates, Planning and Zoning Administrator, and W. Bert Lammli, County Attorney, joined the meeting.

 

            Dave Jensen appeared before the board to discuss a water erosion issue due to drainage across property located in the SE 15-23-3.

 

            Mark Mainelli, Highway Consultant, joined the meeting.

 

            Discussion was held on the water issue.  Mr. Jensen stated that due to dirt being removed from the west side of Tim Jensen’s property it has changed the water flow direction to allow drainage upon his property and create an erosion issue.  He stated the water ran in a south easterly direction prior to the removal of the dirt.  The building of a dirt berm along the west side of Tim Jensen’s property might solve the erosion issue.  The board of commissioners requested that Mark Mainelli survey the site and review elevation maps prior 2012 and later to determine if there was a change in the water flow.

 

            Chairman Weatherholt opened the hearing at 9:45 AM on the Residential Use Permit application of Keith Dostal and Chris Dostal to construct a residence on property located in the S½ SE 26-21-3.  No one appeared for the hearing.  LaLene explained the conditions recommended by the Planning Commission.

 

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

 

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

 

            Motion made by Weatherholt, seconded by Gutshall to approve the Residential Use Permit application of Keith Dostal and Chris Dostal to construct a residence on property located in the S½ SE 26-21-3, as per the Planning Commission recommendations.

 

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

 

            The lot split application of Jerry Weatherholt to split 5 acres from property located in the NW SW 26-24-2 was reviewed.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to approve the Jerry A. Weatherholt lot split to split 5 acres located in the NW SW 26-24-2, as per the Planning Commission recommendations.

 

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

 

            Rachel Liester of Red Road Herbs appeared before the board to inform them of an agra tourism grant she received from the Nebraska Tourism Commission to promote marketing for her retreat and learning center.  She advised them of a recent bus tour at her establishment, upcoming events and possible ways to promote tourism within the county.

 

            Russ Hamer, Nebraska Game and Parks Area Manager, and Tom Wellstead appeared to discuss the Wood Duck Wildlife Management Area Wetland Enhancement Plan project.  Mr. Hamer presented a wetland concept plan for the Wood Duck WMA.  Discussion held on the roads within the wetlands and options to protect them from erosion and animal tunneling.  Also discussed were proposed wetland excavations, structure removals and drop log structure construction.  The wetland enhancement project could be a 2-3 year project.  No action needed as this was an informational discussion.

 

            Mark Mainelli updated the board on the various road projects currently under construction within the county.  Discussion held on the Pilger Shop bid letting scheduled for October 27, 2016 at 10:00 AM.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall, to approve for the month of September the Documentary Stamp Tax, co shr in the amount of $1,135.89; County Clerk fees in the amount of $2,969.30; P&M Fund fees in the amount of $433.00; Game and Parks Agent fees in the amount of $2.00; Misc Copy fees in the amount of $9.00; Clerk of the District Court fees in the amount of $118.97; Passport fees in the amount of $0.00; County Treasurer’s receipt of money received numbered 00018161 – 00018214, inclusive in the amount of $1,356,251.14; County Treasurer’s List Distress Warrants issued March 4, 2016 and returned from County Sheriff; Veterans’ Service Office 2015-2016 4th Quarter/Annual Report; and place them on file.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Kment, 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 – Adam Butterfield Electric LLC, services, 466.99; Mark Albin atty, atty fees, 3389.76; Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr, 6601.60; Antelope Co Shf Dept, boarding, 4920.00; LaLene Bates, supplies etc, 152.09; Shawn Beaudette, services, 103.00; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 51.78; Blue Cross/Blue Shield, ins-co shr, 24784.78; Carney Law PC, costs, 1027.74; Gary Carson, supplies etc, 269.50; DAS State Accg, costs, 13.00; Martha Detlefsen, prior service, 12.00; Robin Dolesh, mileage etc, 26.88; Douglas Co Clk Dist Crt, copies, 4.50; Jim Duncan, services, 400.00; Eakes Office Solutions, supplies, 95.83; Election Sys & Software Inc, supplies etc, 1538.86; Ewalt Law Office PC LLO, services, 2163.00; Fairfield Inn & Suites, lodging, 119.00; Farmers Coop, fuel, 1052.60; First Concord Benefits Group, flex benefits, 50.00; Floor Maintenance & Supply Co, supplies, 168.89; Francotyp-Postalia Inc, postage, 468.00; Donald Frank, mileage etc, 49.44; Wanda Heermann, mileage, 38.88; Holiday Inn – Kearney, lodging, 348.80; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax – co shr, 7204.61; Jack’s Uniform & Equip, supplies, 300.00; Mike Kabes, mileage etc, 27.96; Gerald Kuhn, mileage etc, 54.84; Russell Kumm, mileage etc, 20.40; W Bert Lammli, office allow, 835.00; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, fuel etc, 1928.51; Madison Co Crt, costs, 2.25; Madison Natl Life Ins Co, ins – co shr, 197.23; Marvin Planning Consultants, services, 1000.00; Maximus Inc, costs, 1600.00; Menards, supplies, 57.33; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees, 7320.00; Midwest Special Serv Inc, services, 366.00; Mark Miller, services, 260.00; MIPS Inc, services etc, 2583.94; Morland Easland & Lohrberg PC, costs, 1265.64; Natl Assn Co Treas & Fin Office, fees, 75.00; Nebr Assoc Co Officials, reg fees, 1042.00; NE Assoc Prof Veterans Advocates, fees, 100.00; Lavern R Newkirk, prior service, 17.00; Norfolk Sporting Goods, supplies, 33.50; Norfolk WinAir Co, supplies, 19.75; Douglas Oertwich, mileage etc, 24.72; One Office Solution, supplies, 1208.89; Pierce Co Shf Dept, boarding, 650.00; Pilger Library (Village Pilger), supplies, 582.61; PIlger Store LLC, fuel, 116.55; Pinnacle Operations Center, fees, 25.00; Power Computing Inc, supplies, 601.00; William G Schellen dba Prime Align, services, 40.00; Region IV Inc, services, 1874.50; Rita Roenfeldt, prior services, 20.00; Security Shredding Services, services, 297.50; See Store 1 LLC (Gene’s Roadrunner), fuel, 1056.66; Ken Shriver, mileage, 27.42; Sioux Sales Co, supplies, 300.00; Stanton Co Clk, postage, 4.60; Stanton Co Dist Crt, costs, 108.00; Stanton Co Crt, costs, 346.75; Stanton Co Imprest Acct, fees, 20.50; Stanton Co PPD, utilities, 1820.10; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 27.43; Stanton Register & Printing Inc, printing, 1346.58; Stanton Telecom, services, 1540.60; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 1002.98; Teeco Inc, supplies, 119.65; UNL ITS Comm Cntr, services, 46.02; Wanek Pharmacy, prescriptions, 135.88; Warren Garage Door Inc, parts services, 10010.00; Norman Weber, services, 200.00; Mark Wieman, mileage etc, 73.20; Zee Medical Service Co, supplies, 29.20; Sandra Zoubek Co Treas, fes, 20.00; Sandra J Zoubek, lodging, 227.70;

 

ROAD FUND - 2K Trucking Inc, hauling, 7578.16; ABC Mobile Storage, rentals, 130.00; Ameritas Retirement, ret- co shr, 2784.66; Appeara, towel service, 37.93; Arps Gravel & Concrete Inc, gravel, 3372.46; ATCO Int, supplies, 864.50; B&B Express LLC, supplies, 200.00; B’s Enterprises Inc, supplies, 440.00; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 31.63; Blue Cross Blue Shield, ins – co shr, 11311.60; Bok Finc, bond pymt, 196469.79; Bomgaars, supplies, 636.43; Curtis D Brockman, services, 3500.00; Caterpillar Finc Svs Corp, equip, 1941.30; Century Link, services, 52.97; Janice Coates, prior service, 17.00; D&D Welding & Repair, services, 700.00; Doernemann Farm Service Inc, services, 2.06; Jim Duncan, prior service, 16.00; Eastern Nebr Trlr Repair Inc, services, 150.46; Emmett’s Foodtown, supplies, 19.02; Farmer’s Coop, fuel etc, 2937.39; Farmers Union Coop Supply Co, seeding, 656.55; Green Line Equip, services, 15.45; Hoskins Mfg Co Inc, services, 301.21; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax – co shr, 3275.89; Island Supply Welding Co, supplies, 21.60; Johnson Sand and Gravel Co Inc, gravel, 26695.22; Kimball Midwest, supplies, 132.78; LG Everist Inc, supplies, 6489.77; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, fuel etc, 5443.26; Madison Natl Life Ins Co, ins–co shr, 74.78; Mainelli Wagner & Assoc, services etc, 1100.00; Martin Marietta Materials, supplies, 7292.66; Mead Lumber, supplies, 1414.48; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees–co shr, 3000.00; NMC Exchange LLC, services, 6260.09; Ron Neisius, services, 25.00; One Office Solution, supplies, 179.00; Denis Oswald, hauling, 3000.00; Justin Oswald dba Justin Oswald Trucking, hauling, 3200.00; Pilger Store LLC, fuel, 2277.48; Village of Pilger, utilities, 95.90; Pollard Pumping Inc, services, 262.50; PowerPlan, supplies, 191.70; Ron’s Ag & Auto Repair, services, 130.00; S&S Willers Inc dba Pilger Sand & Gravel, gravel, 77619.73; Spahr Trucking Inc, hauling, 200.00; Stanley Petroleum Maintenance Inc, supplies, 21.50; Stanton Auto Parts, services etc, 439.58; Stanton Co PPD, services, 404.78; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 122.86; Stanton Register & Printing Inc, services, 61.44; Stanton Telecom Inc, services,   207.15; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 39.50; Russell A Stodola, fees, 31.00; Teeco Inc, supplies, 24.35; Theisen Const Inc, services, 151586.32; Truck Center Co, supplies, 16.78; US Cellular, services, 103.96; Weldon Parts Inc, services, 112.82; Zee Medical Service Co, , supplies, 44.45;

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FUND - Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr, 27.00; Engelhardt TV & Communications Inc, services, 42.98; Farmers Coop, fuel etc, 277.73; Sanford Goshorn, meals etc, 146.24; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax – co shr, 30.60; Stanton Auto Parts, services, 292.00; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 31.98;

 

INHERITANCE TAX FUND – Stanton Co PPD, tower, 93.18;

 

ROAD ALLOCATION BOND FUND – Elkhorn Paving Construction Co Inc, paving, 195814.26;

 

EMERGENCY 911 FUND – City of Norfolk, dispatching, 5715.23; Stanton Telecom Inc, services, 73.23;

 

Total aggregate salaries of all county employees $139,208.77.

 

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

 

Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to adjourn and set the next meeting for November 21, 2016 at 8:15 AM.

 

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

 

/s/ Jerry Weatherholt, Chairman, Board of Commissioners, Stanton County, Nebraska

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

 

 

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BOARD OF EQUALIZATION PROCEEDINGS – October 11, 2016

(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 11, 2016 at 8:00 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

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

 

            Advance notice of the meeting was given by publication in the Stanton Register on September 28, 2016, 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.

 

            Tom Schellpeper, member of the public, attended the meeting.

 

            The meeting was called to order at 8:05 AM by Chairman Weatherholt, 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 Kment to approve the agenda.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to approve the minutes of September 19, 2016 meeting.

 

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

 

            Tax dollar requests submitted by various governmental entities and calculated levies for the 2016-2017 fiscal year were reviewed.

 

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

 

RESOLUTION No. 2016.10 – 034:

 

            BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that the following levies for Stanton County, Nebraska, for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2016 and ending June 30, 2017 are hereby adopted as follows:

 

Subdivisions:

Stanton County – valuation 1,576,997,894; Total County levy 0.206599. 

Stanton County Agricultural Society – valuation 1,576,997,894; General levy 0. 004270.

City of Stanton – valuation 49,899,485; City levy 0.387812.

Village of Pilger – valuation 14,377,765; General 0.494427, Bond 0.518912, total Village of Pilger levy 1.013339. 

Sanitary Improvement Dist. No. 1 – valuation 57,873,094; SID levy 0.399999.

Stanton Co Rural Fire Dist. 1 – valuation 797,861,315; General 0.006438, Bond levy 0.018550, total Stanton Fire levy 0.024988.

Hoskins Rural Fire Prot Dist. 6 – valuation 482,310,471; General 0.011404, Sinking 0.002073, Bond 0.009330, total Hoskins Fire levy 0.022807. 

Stanton Comm School Dist. 3 – valuation 604,160,248; General 0.765958, Spl Bldg 0.043778, Qu Cap Pur 0.037788, total Stanton School levy 0.847524. 

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

 

            Dated and passed this 11th day of October, 2016.

                                                                                                Board of Equalization, Stanton County, Nebraska
                                                                                                /s/ Jerry Weatherholt

                                                                                                /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                                /s/ Dennis Kment
Attest:
/s/ Wanda Heermann,

Stanton County Clerk  [seal]

 

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

 

            Motion made by Weatherholt, seconded by Kment to adjourn and set the next meeting for October 17, 2016 at 8:00 AM.

 

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

 

/s/ Jerry Weatherholt, Chairman, Board of Equalization, Stanton County, Nebraska

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

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COMMISSIONER’S PROCEEDINGS – October 11, 2016

(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 11, 2016 at 8:15 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

            Present upon roll call were:  David Gutshall, Dennis Kment and Jerry Weatherholt, 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 28, 2016, 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.

 

            Tom Schellpeper, member of the public, attended the meeting.

 

            The meeting was called to order at 8:45 AM by Chairman Weatherholt, 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 Kment to approve the agenda.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Weatherholt to approve the minutes of September 19, 2016 meeting.

 

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

 

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

 

RESOLUTION No. 2016.10 – 035:

 

            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 Notes, No.912828B58, 1/31/2021, 2.125 %, $1,000,000.00.

           

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

            Dated this 11th day of October, 2016.

                                                                                                Board of Commissioner
                                                                                                Stanton County, Nebraska
                                                                                               
/s/ Jerry Weatherholt

                                                                                                /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                                /s/ Dennis Kment
Attest:
/s/ Wanda Heermann

Stanton County Clerk  [seal]

 

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

 

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

 

RESOLUTION No. 2016.10 – 036:

 

            BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that Midwest Bank, Pierce, Nebraska hereby wishes to add the following Irrevocable Letter of Credit held in said bank, to-wit:   Irrevocable Letter of Credit No. 43142, Expiration Date 11-8-2016, $1,200,000.00. 

 

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

            Dated this 11th day of October, 2016.

                                                                                                Board of Commissioner
                                                                                                Stanton County, Nebraska
                                                                                               
/s/ Jerry Weatherholt

                                                                                                /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                                /s/ Dennis Kment
Attest:
/s/ Wanda Heermann

Stanton County Clerk  [seal]

 

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

 

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

 

RESOLUTION No. 2016.10 – 037:

 

            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.912828B58 [Pledged to: Stanton County Clerk], Due 1/31/2021, 2.125%, $1,000,000.00; US Treasury Note, No.912828VA5 [Pledged to: Stanton County Clerk], Due 4/30/2020, 1.125%, $100,000.00.

 

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

Dated this 11th day of October, 2016.

                                                                                                Board of Commissioner
                                                                                                Stanton County, Nebraska
                                                                                               
/s/ Jerry Weatherholt

                                                                                                /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                                /s/ Dennis Kment
Attest:
/s/ Wanda Heermann

Stanton County Clerk  [seal]

 

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

 

            Discussion held on the new Pilger Maintenance Building.  Bid Letting is set for October 27, 2016 at 10:00 AM.  Sealed bids will be received for the design, construction drawings, and construction of pre-engineered 60ft x 114ft x 16ft eave height, metal shop building with a 20ft x 30ft office/restroom facility.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to authorize the chairman, Jerry Weatherholt, to open the sealed bids received and award the project either on October 27, 2016 or October 31, 2016.  At the October 17, 2016 meeting a date will be determined for the opening of the bids.

 

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

 

The county clerk advised the board of an update to County Public Road Map received from the NDOR.  The map needs to be reviewed, verified, signed and returned as soon as possible.  The road department is to review the map for changes and corrections.  Matter continued to October 17, 2016 meeting.

 

Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to adjourn and set the next meeting for October 17, 2016 at 8:15 AM.

 

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

 

/s/ Jerry Weatherholt, Chairman, Board of Commissioners, Stanton County, Nebraska

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

 

 

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BOARD OF EQUALIZATION PROCEEDINGS – September 19, 2016

(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 19, 2016 at 8:00 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

            Present upon roll call were:  David Gutshall, Dennis Kment and Jerry Weatherholt, 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 7, 2016, 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.

 

            Tom Schellpeper, member of the public, attended the meeting.

 

            The meeting was called to order at 8:10 AM by Chairman Weatherholt, 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 Kment, seconded by Gutshall to approve the agenda.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Kment seconded by Gutshall to approve the minutes of September 12, 2016 meeting.

 

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

 

            County levies to be set on October 11, 2016.

 

            Cheryl presented and explained the correction sheets for the month.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to approve and authorize the chairman to sign the correction sheets numbered 41-42 and place them on file.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Weatherholt, seconded by Kment to adjourn to October 11, 2016 at 8:00 AM and to October 17, 2016 at 8:00 AM the next regular meeting.

 

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

 

/s/ Jerry Weatherholt, Chairman, Board of Equalization, Stanton County, Nebraska

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

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COMMISSIONER’S PROCEEDINGS – September 19, 2016

(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 19, 2016 at 8:15 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

            Present upon roll call were:  David Gutshall, Dennis Kment and Jerry Weatherholt, 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 7, 2016, 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.

 

            Tom Schellpeper, member of the public, attended the meeting.

 

            The meeting was called to order at 8:20 AM by Chairman Weatherholt, 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 Kment to approve the agenda.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to approve the minutes of September 12, 2016 meeting.

 

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

 

            The following correspondence was reviewed and placed on file:  Farmers Coop, Pilger – propane delivery policy; Con Bernbeck, Stanton – livestock friendly designation; Madison District Court – judgment notice D Fales; Jonathan Marburger, project manager JEO Consulting Group Inc, S Sioux City – introduction letter.

 

            Ryan Matthies of Ryan Matthies Construction joined the meeting.  Discussion held on the remodeling of the District courtroom.  The estimate for remodeling costs was reviewed.  Ryan presented an overview of his estimated cost.  The board requested a pricing on a steel plate instead of Kevlar panels.  The clerk will search for the gauge of steel used in the previous update to the judge’s bench.

 

            Mike Unger, County Sheriff, joined the meeting.  Discussion held on the Madison District Court judgment and road issues within the county.

 

            Board reviewed an estimate for repairs of the courthouse fascia and soffit.  Additional quotes to be obtained.

 

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

 

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

 

RESOLUTION No. 2016.09 – 032:

 

            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.912828VP2, Due 7/31/2020 2%, $100,000.00 and Federal Home Ln Bks, No.3133XMQ87, Due 11/17/2017 5%, $500,000.00.

 

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

            Dated this 19th day of September, 2016.

                                                                                                Board of Commissioners

                                                                                                Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                                /s/ Jerry Weatherholt

                                                                                                /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                                /s/ Dennis Kment

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann

Stanton County Clerk  [seal]

 

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

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Weatherholt to approve the following Resolution to authorize the County Treasurer to place County Tax Sale Certificates on parcels that are delinquent:

 

RESOLUTION No. 2016.09 – 033:

 

            WHEREAS, the Stanton County Treasurer has presented to the Stanton County Board of Commissioners, a list of parcels of real estate on which taxes are delinquent 2015 and prior, and

 

            WHEREAS, it is deemed proper that tax certificates are necessary on certain parcels of real estate,

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Stanton County Board of Commissioners hereby authorizes the Stanton County Treasurer to write the necessary tax certificates on these parcels of real estate which are now delinquent two or more years.       

 

            Dated this 19th day of September, 2016.

                                                                                                Board of Commissioners

                                                                                                Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                                /s/ Jerry Weatherholt

                                                                                                /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                                /s/ Dennis Kment

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann

Stanton County Clerk  [seal]

 

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

 

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

 

            The lot split application of Richard Podany to split 12.81 acres from property located in the W½ NW 22-21-2 was reviewed.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Weatherholt to approve the Richard D. Podany lot split to split 12.81 acres located in the W½ NE 22-21-2, as per the Planning Commission recommendations.

 

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

 

            Discussion held on planning and zoning issues.  No action needed.

 

            Mark Mainelli, Highway Consultant, joined the meeting.  Mark updated the board on the Woodland Park paving project, Golf Course Road project and the Pilger shop site.

 

            Bid Letting for Stanton Southwest C-84(324) – Construction Bid Proposal was held at 11:00 AM.  Appearing for the bid letting was Clayton Meisner, representative of A&R Construction.

 

            The chairman opened the sealed bids and read them aloud as follows:  ME Collins Contracting Co Inc, PO Box 83, Wahoo NE 68066, Total Project: $139,905.20 ($131,873.20 construction, $8,032.00 roadway items); A&R Construction Co, PO Box 121, Plainview NE 68769, Total Project: $135,466.42 ($130,995.42 construction, $4,471.00 roadway items); Gus Construction Co Inc, PO Box 77, Casey IA 50048, Total Project: $197,087.65 ($188,326.65 construction, $8,761.00 roadway items).

Bids reviewed by the board.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to accept the bid of A&R Construction Co of Plainview for the Stanton Southwest C‑84(324) – Construction Bid Proposal in the amount of $135,466.42 contingent on the accuracy of the figures and authorizes the chairman to sign the necessary paperwork when received. 

 

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

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall, to approve for the month of August the Documentary Stamp Tax, co shr in the amount of $1,346.87; County Clerk fees in the amount of $2,939.05; P&M Fund fees in the amount of $420.50; Game and Parks Agent fees in the amount of $0.00; Misc Copy fees in the amount of $24.00; Clerk of the District Court fees in the amount of $206.62; Passport fees in the amount of $25.00; County Treasurer’s receipt of money received numbered 00018110 – 00018160, inclusive in the amount of $186,915.61; County Treasurer’s List Distress Warrants issued November 2, 2015 and returned from the County Sheriff; County Treasurer’s List of Parcels of Real Estate Taxes Delinquent 2015 and back; and place them on file.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Kment, 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 – Ameritas Retirement, ret – co shr, 6912.58; LaLene Bates, supplies etc, 67.43; Maxine Bauermeister, mowing, 150.00; Kim Bearnes, gas etc, 87.07; Shawn Beaudette, services, 103.00; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 51.63; Donna Bloom, supplies, 5.33; Blue Cross/Blue Shield, ins – co shr, 24784.78; Bomgaars, supplies, 30.98; Carney Law PC, atty fees, 675.12; City Norfolk, costs, 35.00; Custom Sports, supplies, 162.00; DAS State Accg, costs, 13.00; Martha Detlefsen, prior service, 12.00; Douglas Co Health Cntr, services, 4.50; Eakes Office Solutions, supplies, 35.97; Electrical Eng & Equip Co, supplies, 173.75; Engelhardt TV & Comm Inc, services, 459.95; Ewalt Law Office PC LLO, atty fees, 2163.00; Farmers Coop, fuel, 1348.98; First Concord Benefits Group, flex benefits, 50.00; Floor Maintenance & Supply Co, supplies, 171.65; Holiday Inn – Kearney, lodging, 254.85; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax – co shr, 7522.31; Jack B Scherer LLC, services, 186.29; Jack’s Uniform & Equip, supplies, 413.59; Johnson’s Inc, supplies, 592.00; Diane Kander, mileage etc, 147.03; Aaron Kleensang, meals etc, 23.68; Angie Klug, reimb notary fee, 156.18; Kooi Comm Inc, services, 77.05; W Bert Lammli, office allow, 835.00; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, fuel, 153.87; Lynn Peavey Co, supplies, 95.95; Madison Co Treas Office, probation costs, 11381.94; Madison Natl Life Ins Co, ins – co shr, 175.29; Marvin Planning Consultants, consulting fees, 1000.00; Menards, supplies, 51.52; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees, 7320.00; Midwest Special Services Inc, services, 1356.00; Miller Law, atty fees, 3978.10; Mark Miller, mowing, 260.00; MIPS Inc, services etc, 3254.83; Lavern R Newkirk, prior service, 17.00; NPZA, fees, 70.00; One Office Solution, supplies, 1665.44; Physicians Laboratory PC, autopsy costs, 1825.00; Pierce Co Shf Dept, boarding, 1800.00; Pilger Store LLC, fuel, 57.60; Premier Biotech, supplies, 220.98; Prime Sanitation Service, trash removal, 39.75; Region 4 Behavioral Health Sys, 2nd quarter fees, 4442.75; Rita Roenfeldt, prior services, 20.00; RR Donnelly, supplies, 206.58; Russell Schwartz, mowing, 200.00; See Store 1 LLC, fuel, 1294.26; Stanton Auto Parts, services, 23.75; Stanton Co Clk, postage, 23.05; Stanton Co Clk – Dist Crt, fees, 252.00; Stanton Co Crt, fees, 439.00; Stanton Co Imprest Acc, fees, 20.50; Stanton Co PPD, utilities, 2129.04; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 51.34; Stanton Register & Printing Inc, printing, 487.26; Stanton Telecom, services, 1786.92; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 156.08; Teeco Inc, supplies, 152.15; Thomson Reuters-West, supplies, 477.00; UNL ITS Comm Cntr, services, 46.02; Kris Unger, supplies, 5.48; Card Services, supplies, 421.00; Wayne Co Crt, fees, 3.75; Wayne Police Dept, services, 50.00; Zee Medical Service Co, supplies, 23.70; Sandra Zoubek Co Treas, transfer etal, 571474.94;

 

ROAD FUND – 2K Trucking Inc, hauling gravel, 15614.57; A&R Const Co, proj costs, 28618.71; ABC Mobile Storage, rentals, 130.00; Ameritas Retirement, ret – co shr, 2964.18; Appeara, towel service, 34.95; Arps Gravel & Concrete Inc, gravel, 2396.11; ATCO Intl, supplies, 2790.25; B’s Enterprises Inc, supplies, 12979.00; Big K Excavating LLC, hauling, 1149.90; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 30.75; Blue Cross Blue Shield, ins – co shr, 11311.60; Bomgaars, supplies, 196.01; Caterpillar Finc Svs Corp, equip, 1941.30; Century Link, services, 52.96; Clarkson Plbg & Htg Inc, services, 62.97; Janice Coates, prior service, 17.00; Cornhusker Intl Trucks Inc, services, 1144.76; Dinkel Impl Co, services, 44.72; Jim Duncan, prior service, 16.00; Eastern Nebr Trlr Repair Inc, services, 1780.44; Eisenmann Supplies Inc, services, 51.80; Elkhorn Paving Const Co Inc, proj costs, 207074.42; Elkhorn Rural PPD, services, 1715.00; Emmett’s Foodtown, supplies, 14.99; Farmers Coop, fuel etc, 8099.45; Green Line Equip, services, 241.44; Hoskins Mfg Co Inc, services, 753.48; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax – co shr, 3479.29; Island Supply Welding Co, supplies, 22.32; Jensen Const DT Inc, proj costs, 2781.60; Johnson Sand and Gravel Co Inc, gravel, 12945.69; Kelly Supply, supplies, 131.95; Kimball Midwest, supplies, 213.19; Cody Koehn, hauling gravel, 1200.00; LG Everist Inc, gravel, 8556.26; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, fuel etc, 4353.58; Madison Natl Life Ins Co, ins – co shr, 74.78; Mainelli Wagner & Assoc, eng services, 51610.19; Martin Marietta Materials, crushed rock, 10207.86; Marxsen Sand and Gravel, gravel, 897.05; Matteo Sand & Gravel Co Inc, gravel, 507.72; Mead Lumber, supplies, 56.40; Michael Todd & Co Inc, supplies, 517.87; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees – co shr, 3000.00; Midwest Service & Sales Co, supplies, 356.00; NMC Exchange LLC, services, 5748.01; Ron Neisius, services, 50.00; Norfolk NAPA, supplies, 25.99; Denis Oswald, hauling gravel, 1200.00; Justin Oswald, hauling gravel, 3000.00; Pilger Store LLC, fuel, 1673.85; Village Pilger, utilities, 95.90; Road Builders Mach & Supply Co, services, 3557.00; Ron’s Ag & Auto Repair, services, 661.78; S&S Willers Inc dba Pilger Sand & Gravel, gravel, 32262.13; Powerplan, supplies, 1396.94; Stanton Auto Parts, services etc, 1283.92; Stanton Co PPD, services, 389.00; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 83.04; Stanton Telecom Inc, services, 208.19; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 39.50; Teeco Inc, supplies, 45.20; Theisen Const Inc, proj costs, 178878.95; Truck Cntr Co, supplies, 977.63; US Cellular, services, 103.96; Vic’s Engine Service, services, 147.49; Jerry Weatherholt, mileage, 123.12; Zee Med Service Co, supplies, 145.05;

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FUND – Ameritas Retirement, ret – co shr, 13.84; Engelhardt TV & Comm Inc, services, 42.98; Farmer’s Coop, fuel etc, 131.13; Sanford Goshorn, meals etc, 98.71; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax – co shr, 15.68; Internet Services, supplies, 83.95; Stanton Auto Parts, services, 37.00; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 4.99;

 

INHERITANCE TAX FUND – Northeast Comm College Foundation, contribution, 5000.00; Stanton Co PPD, tower, 95.25; Sandra Zoubek – Stanton Co Treas, transfers, 600000.00;

 

EMERGENCY 911 FUND – City Norfolk, dispatching, 5715.23; Stanton Telecom Inc, services, 73.23;

 

Total aggregate salaries of all county employees $145,825.38.

 

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

 

Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to adjourn to October 11, 2016 at 8:15 AM and to October 17, 2016 at 8:15 AM the next regular meeting.

 

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

 

/s/ Jerry Weatherholt, Chairman, Board of Commissioners, Stanton County, Nebraska

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

 

 

 

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BOARD OF EQUALIZATION PROCEEDINGS – September 12, 2016

(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 12, 2016 at 9:00 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

            Present upon roll call were:  Dennis Kment and Jerry Weatherholt, Board of Equalization.  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 August 24, 2016, 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 9:10 AM by Chairman Weatherholt, 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 Kment, seconded by Weatherholt to approve the agenda.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Weatherholt, seconded by Kment to approve the minutes of August 15, 2016 meeting.

 

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

 

            The county clerk advised the board that she was informed by the county assessor that there were no corrections sheets needing approval.

 

            Motion made by Weatherholt, seconded by Kment to adjourn and set the next meeting for September 19, 2016 at 8:00 AM.

 

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

 

/s/ Jerry Weatherholt, Chairman, Board of Equalization, Stanton County, Nebraska

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

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COMMISSIONER’S PROCEEDINGS – September 12, 2016

(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 12, 2016 at 9:15 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

            Present upon roll call were:  Dennis Kment and Jerry Weatherholt, 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 August 24, 2016, 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 9:15 AM by Chairman Weatherholt, 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 Kment, seconded by Weatherholt to approve the agenda.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Weatherholt, seconded by Kment to approve the minutes of August 15, 2016 meeting.

 

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

 

            The budget hearing was opened at 9:20 AM by Chairman Weatherholt.

 

            Advance notice of the budget hearing was published in the Stanton Register, a legal newspaper, on August 31, 2016 and republished on September 7, 2016.

 

            David Gutshall joined the meeting at 9:22 AM.

 

            Discussion held on a wage increase for the road department.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to increase the hourly rate of the road department by 30¢.  This increase will be effective July 1, 2016.

 

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

 

            The following correspondence was reviewed and placed on file:  Theresa Puls, Holdrege – candidate Sec/Treas NACO Brd;      Wesley Ehlers, Sequoia Consulting, Henderson – LB to amend SS680130; NIRMA – Safety Shorts vol4 no9; NIRMA – annual meeting information; NIRMA – nomination/election NIRMA board members.

 

            Discussion held on the information provided by the county clerk about the cost of rescanning the rolls of microfilm of county records on file at the State Archives.  The microfilm rolls will not pass today’s standards and would either have to be rescanned or possible silver duplication and brown toning.  The cost of rescanning the records can be paid out of the Inheritance Tax Fund because the estimated cost of rescanning was not budgeted in the county clerk’s budget.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Weatherholt to allow the cost of rescanning the records for microfilming purposes to be paid out of the Inheritance Tax Fund.

 

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

 

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

 

RESOLUTION No. 2016.09 – 027:

 

            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. 42558, Expiration Date 9-16-2016, $2,000,000.00.

 

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

            Dated this 12th day of September, 2016.

 

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners
                                                                                    Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                    /s/ Jerry Weatherholt

                                                                                    /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                    /s/ Dennis Kment

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann

Stanton County Clerk  [seal]

 

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

 

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

 

RESOLUTION No. 2016.09 – 028:

 

            BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that Midwest Bank NA, Pierce, Nebraska hereby wishes to add the following Irrevocable Letter of Credit held in said bank, to-wit:  Irrevocable Letter of Credit No. 42608, Expiration Date 9-15-2016, $2,000,000.00.

 

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

            Dated this 12th day of September, 2016.

 

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners
                                                                                    Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                    /s/ Jerry Weatherholt

                                                                                    /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                    /s/ Dennis Kment

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann

Stanton County Clerk  [seal]

 

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

 

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

 

RESOLUTION No. 2016.09 – 029:

 

            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:  Barclays Bk Del CD, No.06740KGT8, Due 5/8/2017, 1.1%, $200,000.00.

 

            AND, that the release of the following security is also hereby approved:  US Treasury Note, No.912828RF9, Due 8/31/2016, 1.0%, $200,000.00.

 

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

            Dated this 12th day of September, 2016.

 

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners
                                                                                    Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                    /s/ Jerry Weatherholt

                                                                                    /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                    /s/ Dennis Kment

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann

Stanton County Clerk  [seal]

 

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

 

            No members of the public were present for the budget hearing.

 

            Discussion held on the proposed budget and other budgetary issues.  To increase the necessary cash reserve, $125,000.00 will be transferred from the Inheritance Tax Fund to the General fund and $225,000.00 to the Road Fund.  To offset operating expenses, $250,000.00 will be transferred from the Inheritance Tax Fund to the General Fund.  The transfer of funds will be accomplished through the claims process.  The total tax dollar request is $3,258,054.43, an increase of $78,420.11.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to close the budget hearing at 10:05 AM.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Weatherholt to approve an additional 1% increase to the lid computation for the budget year 2016-2017.  With the approval of the additional 1% increase the total Unused Budget Authority created for the next year will be $813,716.82 instead of the published amount of $773,144.02.  This increase did not change the property tax requested in the published Notice of Budget Hearing.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to approve the following Resolution of Adoption and Appropriations of the 2016-2017 Budget:

 

RESOLUTION No. 2016.09 – 030:

           

            WHEREAS, a proposed County Budget for the Fiscal Year July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017, prepared by the Budget Making Authority, was transmitted to the County Board on the 15th day of August, 2016.

 

            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, 2016, to June 30, 2017, 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, 2016, and ending June 30, 2017.

 

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 12th day of September, 2016.

 

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners
                                                                                    Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                    /s/ Jerry Weatherholt

                                                                                    /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                    /s/ Dennis Kment

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann

Stanton County Clerk  [seal]

 

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

 

            The hearing for setting the final tax request was opened at 10:15 AM by Chairman Weatherholt.  No members of the public were present for the hearing.

 

            Advance notice of the hearing was published in the Stanton Register, a legal newspaper, on August 31, 2016 and republished on September 7, 2016.

 

            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 a decrease in valuation and the transfer of funds from the Inheritance Tax Fund.  The certified 2016 valuation of Stanton County is $1,576,997,894.00, which is a decrease of $7,633,413.00 from last year’s valuation.  The proposed tax levy request is 0.206599, an increase of 0.005945 cents per $100.00 of valuation.  Taxes on $100,000.00 of valuation will be $5.95 more than last year.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to close the hearing at 10:20 AM.

 

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

 

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

 

RESOLUTION No. 2016.09 – 031:

 

            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 interest 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 2016-2017 property tax request be set at $3,258,054.43.

 

            Dated and passed this 12th day of September, 2016.

 

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners
                                                                                    Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                    /s/ Jerry Weatherholt

                                                                                    /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                    /s/ Dennis Kment

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann

Stanton County Clerk  [seal]

 

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

 

Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to adjourn and set the next meeting for September 19, 2016 at 8:15 AM.

 

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

 

/s/ Jerry Weatherholt, Chairman, Board of Commissioners, Stanton County, Nebraska

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

 

 

 

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BOARD OF EQUALIZATION PROCEEDINGS – August 15, 2016

(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 15, 2016 at 8:00 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

            Present upon roll call were:  David Gutshall, Dennis Kment and Jerry Weatherholt, 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 August 3, 2016, 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.

 

            Tom Schellpeper, member of the public, attended the meeting.

 

            The meeting was called to order at 8:00 AM by Chairman Weatherholt, 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 Kment to approve the agenda.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Weatherholt to approve the minutes of July 11, 2016 and July 18, 2016 meetings.

 

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

 

            Cheryl presented and explained the correction sheets for the month.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to approve and authorize the chairman to sign the correction sheets numbered 38 – 40, inclusive and place them on file.

 

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

 

            Cheryl presented to the Board the 2016 Plan of Assessment for Stanton County Assessment Years 2017, 2018 and 2019.  Plan Assessment was reviewed and placed on file.

 

            The 2016 review of ownership and use of Stanton County cemeteries has been completed by the County Assessor.  The listing was presented to the board for review and placed on file.

 

            Cheryl advised the Board of the proposed county valuation in the amount of $1,576,997,894.00 which is a decrease of $7,633,413.00 from last year’s valuation.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to adjourn to September 12, 2016 at 9:00 AM and to September 19, 2016 at 8:00 AM the next regular meeting.

 

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

 

/s/ Jerry Weatherholt, Chairman, Board of Equalization, Stanton County, Nebraska

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

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COMMISSIONER’S PROCEEDINGS – August 15, 2016

(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 15, 2016 at 8:15 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

            Present upon roll call were:  David Gutshall, Dennis Kment and Jerry Weatherholt, 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 3, 2016, 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.

 

            Tom Schellpeper, member of the public, attended the meeting.

 

            The meeting was called to order at 8:15 AM by Chairman Weatherholt, 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 Kment to approve the agenda.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Weatherholt, seconded by Kment to approve the minutes of July 11, 2016 and July 18, 2016 meetings.

 

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

 

            The following correspondence was reviewed and placed on file:  NE Nebraska Economic Development District – annual report 2015-2016; State Nebraska,  Board Public Roads Classifications and Standards – Nebraska Surface Transporation Program 2017-2022;       District 7 Probation – year end review, Dept Budget Request 2016-2017; Anderson Industries – contour road groomer flyer; BigIron Auctions – settlement 7/20/2016; BigIron Listings Department – seller acct information;      NIRMA Safety Shorts – Vol.4 No.8; Norfolk Veterans Home Foundation Inc – tax receipt for contribution

 

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

 

RESOLUTION No. 2016.08 – 024:

 

            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:  Wells Fargo Bk NA, No. 9497484J3, Due 4/8/2019, 1.25%, $200,000.00

 

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

            Dated this 15th day of August, 2016.

                                                                                                Board of Commissioners
                                                                                                Stanton County, Nebraska
                                                                                                /s/ Jerry Weatherholt
                                                                                                /s/ David Gutshall
                                                                                                /s/ Dennis Kment

Attest:
/s/ Wanda Heermann

Stanton County Clerk  [seal]

 

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

 

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

 

RESOLUTION No. 2016.08 – 025:

 

            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 Notes, No.912828QX1, Due 7/31/2016, 1.5%, $1,000,000.00

 

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

                        Dated this 15th day of August, 2016.

                                                                                                Board of Commissioners
                                                                                                Stanton County, Nebraska
                                                                                                /s/ Jerry Weatherholt
                                                                                                /s/ David Gutshall
                                                                                                /s/ Dennis Kment

Attest:
/s/ Wanda Heermann

Stanton County Clerk  [seal]

 

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

 

            Bill Fenton joined the meeting.  Mr. Fenton expressed concerns with the costs of bridge and culvert projects within the county.  He feels the size of the replacement bridge or culvert is unnecessary and that the county could replace with a smaller size at a lesser cost.  The board advised Mr. Fenton that there are standards the county is required to follow when replacing any bridge or culvert.  These standards need to be followed or there would be a consequence of the loss of the federal and state bridge/highway allocation funds.  Also discussed was maintainer operator procedures, the need of gravel on roads and the mowing of ditches within the county. 

 

            Discussion held on finance charges.

 

            Discussion held on the appointment of the county representative to the County Health Dept. Board and the non-elected representative to the NE Nebraska Economic Development tabled and continued from the January 7, 2016 meeting.

 

            Motion made by Weatherholt, seconded by Gutshall to appoint Chad Waldow as the non-elected representative to the NE Nebraska Economic Development.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Weatherholt to appoint Kirk Van Pelt as the county representative to the County Health Department Board.

 

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

 

            Discussion held on the previous cemetery maintenance policy of $75 per mowing up to a total of $200.00.  The consensus of the board is to increase the cost per mowing.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to increase the cost of mowing abandoned cemeteries to $150.00 per mowing up to a total of $300.00 each year.

 

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

 

            Mike Unger, County Sheriff, joined the meeting.  Mike advised the board of an accident that occurred on the Stanton/Wayne County line northwest of Pilger.  Also discussed were the recent thefts within Woodland Park and Stanton.

 

            W. Bert Lammli, County Attorney, joined the meeting.  Bert updated the board on the progress of obtaining easements for the 837 Rd bridge project.  Mr. Lammli will meet with landowners to discuss the easement requirements.

 

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

 

            Chairman Weatherholt opened the hearing at 9:40 AM on the Conditional Use Permit application of Kendall Kratochvil to stockpile byproducts from Pillen Family Farms from another county on property located in the N½ NE 17-22-1.  No one appeared for the hearing.  LaLene explained the conditions recommended by the Planning Commission.

 

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

 

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

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to approve the Conditional Use Permit application of Kendall Kratochvil to stockpile byproducts from Pillen Family Farms from another county on property located in the N½ NE 17-22-1, as per the Planning Commission recommendations.

 

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

 

            The lot split application of Jeff Hansen to split 6.46 acres from property located in the S½ NE 4-23-2 was reviewed.

 

            Motion made by Weatherholt, seconded by Kment to approve the Hansen/Mastalir lot split to split 6.46 acres located in the S½ NE 4‑23‑2, as per the Planning Commission recommendations.

 

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

 

            LaLene discussed an erosion issue within the county.  No action needed.

 

            Discussion held on the Subgrant Agreement between the County and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Child Support Enforcement (CSE) Program.  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 Subgrant Agreement on file in the County Clerk’s office)

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to approve the Subgrant Agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services effective October 1, 2016 and through September 30, 2017 and authorize the chairman to sign the same.

 

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

 

            Mark Mainelli, Highway Consultant, joined the meeting.

 

            Discussion on the GIS Workshop invoice received for the SimpleSigns Support and Maintenance in the amount of $300.00.  The consensus of the board is to continue with the agreement for software support at this time.

 

            Shad Pohlman and Jeanette Throckmorton appeared requesting an update on the 837 Rd bridge issue.  The board advised Mr. Pohlman that the county attorney is in the process of obtaining the necessary easements for the proposed road.  Mr. Mainelli presented a final proposed route for the road.  The document was reviewed with those present.  No deadline was given for the completion of the road.

 

            Discussion held on the new Pilger shop site.  The grading has been completed and building designs are being reviewed.  Also discussed were upcoming road/culvert projects within the county.  

 

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

 

RESOLUTION No. 2016.08 – 026:

 

                        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 allocation requested for the 2016-2017 Fiscal Year is approved as follows:

General Fund/Sinking Fund – Tax Request

Stanton County Agricultural Society – $67,582.55
Stanton County Rural Fire District – $51,460.00
Hoskins Rural Fire District – $65,000.00

 

            Motion made by   Gutshall  , seconded by   Weatherholt   that the foregoing resolution be adopted.  

Roll call vote:  Ayes:     3   .   Nayes:         .  Absent:        .  Motion Carried.

 

            Dated this 15th day of August, 2016.

                                                                                                Board of Commissioners
                                                                                                Stanton County, Nebraska
                                                                                                /s/ Jerry Weatherholt
                                                                                                /s/ David Gutshall
                                                                                                /s/ Dennis Kment

Attest:
/s/ Wanda Heermann

Stanton County Clerk [seal]

 

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

 

            The board reviewed the proposed FY2016-2017 county budget with the county clerk.  Discussion held on the budget, the FY2016-2017 property tax request in the amount of $3,258,054.43 compared to the FY2015-2016 property tax request of $3,179,624.32 and the 2016 proposed tax rate of 0.206599 compared to the 2015 tax rate of 0.200654.  A copy of the FY2016-2017 budget is on file in the County Clerk’s office.  The notice of budget hearing and budget summary will be published prior to hearing.

 

            County Budget Hearing is scheduled for September 12, 2016 at 9:15 AM and the hearing on the Final Tax Request is scheduled for September 12, 2016 at 9:30 AM.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to approve for the month of July the Documentary Stamp Tax, co shr in the amount of $776.42; County Clerk fees in the amount of $2,730.15; P&M Fund fees in the amount of $409.00; Game and Parks Agent fees in the amount of $3.00; Misc Copy fees in the amount of $15.00; Clerk of the District Court fees in the amount of $142.33; Passport fees in the amount of $75.00; County Treasurer’s receipt of money received numbered 00018052 – 00018109, inclusive in the amount of $189,657.53; and place them on file.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to approve the following Accounts Payable and Payroll claims as presented, except to change the accounts payable claim of K Porter Construction and add the claim of GIS Workshop and order checks drawn on the various funds as follows:

 

GENERAL FUNDAlamar Uniforms, supplies, 154.08; Ameritas Retirement, ret – co shr, 6472.32; Antelope Co Shf Dept, services, 1900.00; LaLene Bates, meals, 10.00; Kim Bearnes, meals etc, 413.70; Shawn Beaudette, services, 103.00; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 52.89; Blue Cross/Blue Shield, ins – co shr, 23945.33; Bomgaars, supplies, 339.97; Co Veteran’s Svc Officers Assn, workshop, 50.00; DAS State Acct, fees, 13.00; Martha Detlefsen, prior service, 12.00; Douglas Co Health Cntr, services, 250.00; Emmetts Foodtown, supplies, 11.14; Ewalt Law Office PC LLO, fees, 2943.64; Farmers Coop, fuel, 985.56; First Concord Benefits Group, flex benefits, 50.00; Floor Maintenance & Supply Co, supplies, 111.40; Jeremy Goeken, supplies, 156.63; Justin Gurnsey dba Tec Elec, services, 354.35; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax – co shr, 7080.70; Jack’s Uniform & Equip, supplies etc, 263.29; Diane Kander, supplies, 7.51; Kooi Comm Inc, services, 235.00; W Bert Lammli, office allow, 835.00; Verlyn Luebbe, atty fees, 1341.60; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, fuel, 156.73; Lynn Peavey Co, supplies, 86.00; Madison County, judge costs, 69.11; Madison Co Shf, fees, 27.69; Madison Natl Life Ins Co, ins – co shr, 175.29; Marlene’s Alterations, services, 52.68; Marvin Planning Consultants, services, 1200.00; Menards, supplies, 78.62; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees, 22304.00; Midwest Service & Sales Co, supplies, 156.00; Midwest Special Services Inc, services, 171.00; Mark Miller, mowing, 260.00; MIPS Inc, services, 2583.94; Moyer & Moyer, atty fees, 1471.50; Lavern R Newkirk, prior service, 17.00; NE Nebr Assoc Co Officials, reg fees, 175.00; Northeast Public Health Environmental Lab, services, 315.00; One Office Solution, supplies etc, 1222.71; Pierce Co Shf Dept, boarding, 1950.00; Platte Co Detention Facility, boarding, 200.00; Power Computing Inc, supplies, 177.08; Prime Sanitation Service, trash service, 39.75; Rita Roenfeldt, prior services, 20.00; Jack B Scherer LLC, services, 172.14; See Store 1 LLC (Gene’s Roadrunner), fuel, 103.68; Shred Monster, services, 507.00; Stanton Co Clk, postage, 7.35; Stanton Co Clk – Dist Crt, costs, 35.00; Stanton Co Crt, costs, 492.00; Stanton Co Imprest Acct, fees, 20.75; Stanton Co PPD, utilities, 2011.67; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 28.72; Stanton Register & Printing Inc, printing, 646.47; Stanton Telecom, services, 1640.81; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 132.00; Teeco Inc, supplies, 126.15; Thomson Reuters-West, supplies, 613.00; Mike Unger Co Shf, dues, 45.50; Wayne County, judge costs, 3816.40; Jerry Weatherholt, mileage, 220.86; William Ouren, services, 75.00; Sandra Zoubek Co Treas, fees etc, 194.05; Sandra Zoubek, meals etc, 230.63;

 

ROAD FUND – 2K Trucking Inc, trucking, 6600.00; ABC Mobile Storage, fees, 130.00; A&R Construction Co, culvert project, 279408.08; Ameritas Retirement, ret – co shr, 2817.25; Appeara, towel service, 34.59; Arps Gravel & Concrete Inc, gravel, 5927.03; ATCO Intl, supplies, 1795.50; B’s Enterprises Inc, supplies, 4131.77; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 31.30; Blue Cross Blue Shield, ins – co shr, 10891.88; Bomgaars, supplies, 274.99; Curtis D Brockman dba Brockman Trucking, trucking, 525.00; Caterpillar Finc Svs Corp, equip, 1941.30; Central Sand & Gravel, gravel, 2133.22; Century Link, services, 48.06; Janice Coates, prior service, 17.00; Cornhusker Intl Trucks Inc, services, 136.18; Jim Duncan, prior service, 16.00; Eastern Nebraska Trailer Repair Inc, services, 1650.78; Farmers Coop, fuel etc, 9772.38; GIS Workshop, services, 300.00; Green Line Equip, services, 68.22; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax – co shr, 3312.79; Island Supply Welding Co, supplies, 22.32; Jensen Construction DT Inc, grading project, 52850.40; Johnson Sand and Gravel Co Inc, gravel, 24432.32; K Porter Construction Inc, supplies, 832.81; Kaup Forage & Turf, seeding, 483.50; Kelly Supply, supplies, 204.80; LG Everist Inc, supplies, 1069.87; Lampman Service and Tires LLC, services, 55.26; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, fuel etc, 9437.96; Madison Natl Life Ins Co, ins – co shr, 74.78; Mainelli Wagner & Assoc, eng services, 1100.00; Marxsen Sand and Gravel, gravel, 4030.60; Medical Enterprises Inc, supplies, 67.00; Menards, supplies, 31.96; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees – co shr, 10500.00; Midwest Service & Sales Co, supplies, 24.80; NMC Exchange, supplies, 2774.72; Norfolk Daily News, services, 446.16; Norfolk Oncall Employee Health, services, 70.00; One Office Solution, supplies, 129.00; Denis Oswald, trucking, 2200.00; Justin Oswald, trucking, 8200.00; Village Pilger, utilities, 109.45; Pilger Concrete Recycling LLC, crushed rock, 4554.16; Pilger Store LLC, fuel, 384.71; Prime Sanitation, services, 44.00; Quality Transmission & Alignment Inc, services, 1668.56; Road Builders Machinery & Supply Co, services, 4774.48; Ron’s Ag & Auto Repair, services, 577.65; S&S Willers Inc dba Pilger Sand & Gravel, gravel, 15910.80; Sioux City Truck Sales Inc, services, 15.67; Spahr Trucking Inc, trucking, 800.00; Stanton Auto Parts, services etc, 174.05; Stanton Co Clk, recording fees, 40.00; Stanton Co PPD, services, 377.77; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 91.87; Stanton Register & Printing Inc, services, 152.10; Stanton Telecom Inc, services, 210.29; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 39.50; Teeco Inc, supplies, 38.70; Titan Machinery, services etc, 1528.28; Truck Center Co, supplies, 689.85; US Cellular, services, 103.96; Zee Medical Service Co, supplies, 25.45;

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FUND – Ameritas Retirement, ret – co shr, 28.69; Engelhardt TV & Comm Inc, services, 177.00; Farmers Coop, fuel etc, 160.96; Sanford Goshorn, meals etc, 64.46; IRS USA Tax Pymt, co sec tax – co shr, 32.51;

 

INHERITANCE TAX FUND – Stanton Co PPD, service, 94.93;

 

EMERGENCY 911 FUND – City Norfolk, dispatching, 5715.23; Stanton Telecom Inc, services, 73.23;

 

Total aggregate salaries of all county employees $138,080.63.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to adjourn and set the budget hearing for September 12, 2016 at 9:15 AM and the next regular meeting for September 19, 2016 at 8:15 AM.

 

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

 

/s/ Jerry Weatherholt, Chairman, Board of Commissioners, Stanton County, Nebraska

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

 

 

 

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BOARD OF EQUALIZATION PROCEEDINGS – July 18, 2016

(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 18, 2016 at 8:00 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

            Present upon roll call were: Dennis Kment and Jerry Weatherholt, 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 July 6, 2016, 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 Weatherholt, 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 Kment, seconded by Weatherholt to approve the agenda. 

 

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

 

            Cheryl advised the board that there were no corrections sheets needing approval.

 

            Chairman Weatherholt opened the protest hearing at 8:05 A.M. and swore in the county assessor, Cheryl Wolverton.

 

Decisions were made on the following protests.

 

2016 – 001:  Motion made by Kment, seconded by Weatherholt to change the valuation to $326,635.00.

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

 

2016 – 002:  Motion made by Weatherholt, seconded by Kment to change the valuation to $218,790.00.

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

 

            David Gutshall, Board of Equalization, joined the meeting at 8:15 A.M.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to change the valuations on the following protests:

2016 – 003:  Valuation changed to $12,985.00.

2016 – 004:  Valuation changed to $16,630.00.

2016 – 005:  Valuation changed to $16,410.00.

2016 – 006:  Valuation changed to $13,720.00.

2016 – 007:  Valuation changed to $7,340.00.

2016 – 008:  Valuation changed to $13,720.00.

2016 – 009:  Valuation changed to $13,675.00.

2016 – 010:  Valuation changed to $13,730.00.

2016 – 011:  Valuation changed to $8,500.00.

2016 – 012:  Valuation changed to $16,405.00.

2016 – 013:  Valuation changed to $16,495.00.

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

 

2016 – 014:  Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Weatherholt to change the valuation to $166,460.00.

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

 

2016 – 015:  Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment there be no change in valuation.

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

 

2016 – 016:  Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Weatherholt to change the valuation to $78,155.00.

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

 

2016 – 017:  Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to change the valuation to $96,015.00.

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

 

2016 – 018:  Motion made by Weatherholt, seconded by Gutshall there be no change in valuation.

            Voting:  Ayes:  Weatherholt, 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 Kment, seconded by Weatherholt to close the protest hearing.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to adjourn and set the next meeting for August 15, 2016 at 8:00 AM.

 

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

 

/s/ Jerry Weatherholt, Chairman, Board of Equalization, Stanton County, Nebraska

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

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COMMISSIONER’S PROCEEDINGS – July 18, 2016

(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 18, 2016 at 8:15 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

            Present upon roll call were:  David Gutshall, Dennis Kment and Jerry Weatherholt, 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 6, 2016, 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 8:40 AM by Chairman Weatherholt, 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 Kment to approve the agenda.

 

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

 

            The following correspondence was reviewed and placed on file:

Northeast Economic Development Inc – notice of meeting July 27, 2016; John Deere & company – product improvement program (flex load controller); Nebraska PPD – Hoskins-Neligh Transmission Line project newsletter

 

            Appointment of the county representative to the County Health Dept board and the non-elected representative to the NE Nebraska Economic Development tabled from January 7, 2016 was discussed.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to continue the appointment of the county representative to the County Health Dept Board and the non-elected representative to the NE Nebraska Economic Development tabled from January 7, 2016, until the August 15, 2016 meeting.

 

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

 

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

 

RESOLUTION No. 2016.07 – 022:

 

            BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that Midwest Bank NA, Pierce, Nebraska hereby wishes to add the following Irrevocable Letter of Credit held in said bank, to-wit:  Irrevocable Letter of Credit No. 42255; Expiration Date 8-9-2016; $1,400,000.00

 

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

            Dated this 18th day of July, 2016.

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners
                                                                                    Stanton County, Nebraska
                                                                                    /s/ Jerry Weatherholt
                                                                                    /s/ David Gutshall
                                                                                    /s/ Dennis Kment

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

RESOLUTION No. 2016.07 – 023:

 

            BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board proceeded with and completed settlement with the County Treasurer for the six (6) months ending June 30, 2016 and found that all receipts and disbursements were properly accounted for as per statement on file at the County Clerk’s office.

 

            Dated this 18th day of July, 2016.

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners
                                                                                    Stanton County, Nebraska
                                                                                    /s/ Jerry Weatherholt
                                                                                    /s/ David Gutshall
                                                                                    /s/ Dennis Kment

 

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

 

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

 

            The lot split application of Alvin Steffensmeier to split 5.0 acres from property located in the NW 36-21-2 was reviewed.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Weatherholt to approve the Alvin Steffensmeier lot split located in the NW 36-21-2, as per Planning Commission recommendations.

 

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

 

            Discussion held on LB295 – A bill for an act relating to municipalities; to amend §16-901 and 17-1001 RRS; to require notice and opportunity for comment regarding zoning ordinances affecting extraterritorial zoning jurisdiction for certain municipalities; to harmonize provision; and to repeal the original sections.  The written notice of the proposed change to the zoning ordinance shall be sent to the county board or its designee.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to appoint LaLene Bates, Planning and Zoning Administrator, as the county designee for Stanton County to receive proposed changes to the zoning ordinance and report to the County Board any comments or recommendations regarding the changes.

 

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

 

            Mark Mainelli, Highway Consultant, joined the meeting.

 

            Discussion held on the 837 Rd bridge issue previously discussed May 16, 2016.  Mark presented a map outlining the final road route.  Information on the final route will be given to Mr. Lammli to enable him to obtain the necessary easements, etc.

 

            Mark informed the board of a spreadsheet to be used to create an inventory of bridges less than 20 feet.  This inventory needs to be completed to comply with LB977 … vehicle weight and load limits.  Also discussed was the progress of the Pilger Shop building site.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall, to approve for the month of June the Documentary Stamp Tax, co shr in the amount of $3,241.68; County Clerk fees in the amount of $2,707.00; P&M Fund fees in the amount of $421.50; Game and Parks Agent fees in the amount of $16.00; Misc Copy fees in the amount of $14.00; Clerk of the District Court fees in the amount of $155.29; Passport fees in the amount of $75.00; County Treasurer’s receipt of money received numbered 00018009 – 00018051, inclusive in the amount of $3,822,555.29; Veterans’ Service Office 3rd Quarter Report (Jan-Mar); County Sheriff’s 2nd Quarter Report (Apr-June); County Treasurer List distress Warrants issued July 14, 2016; and place them on file.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Weatherholt, 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 - Mark Albin atty, atty fees, 1479.43; Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr, 6442.89; Appeara, supplies, 27.17; Maxine Bauermeister, services, 150.00; Shawn Beaudette, services, 103.00; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 51.13; Blue Cross/Blue Shield, ins-co shr, 23231.79; Bomgaars, supplies, 173.95; Century Lumber Center, locks labor, 12228.26; CLS Veterinary PC, services, 80.00; DAS State Acct, costs, 13.00; Martha Detlefsen, prior service, 12.00; Eakes Office Solutions, supplies, 137.41; Egley Fullner Montag & Hockabout, atty fees, 1326.00; Emmetts Foodtown, supplies, 2.41; Engelhardt TV & Comm Inc, services, 87.00; Ewalt Law Office PC LLO, atty fees, 2163.00; Farmers Coop, fuel, 1179.65; The Farner Co, supplies, 20.52; First Concord Benefits Group, flex benefits, 50.00; Judy Godel, services, 200.00; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax – co shr, 7032.32; W Bert Lammli, office allow, 811.00; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, fuel, 141.45; Lynn Peavey Co, supplies, 144.20; Madison Natl Life Ins Co, ins–co shr, 168.90; Marvin Planning Consultants, services, 1600.00; Anthony D. McPhillips, meals, 239.50; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees, 7054.00; Midwest Special Services Inc, salary, 454.50; Mark Miller, services, 260.00; MIPS Inc, services, 2644.41; NSP Solveig Knott–NAPE, fees, 25.00; Lavern R Newkirk, prior service, 17.00; One Office Solution, supplies etc, 1238.52; Osmond Pharmacy, prescriptions, 83.94; Pierce Co Shf Dept, boarding, 2200.00; Prime Sanitation Service, trash removal, 39.75; Region IV Inc, fees, 1874.50; Region 4 Behavioral Health Sys, fees, 4442.75, Rita Roenfeldt, prior service, 20.00; Stanton Auto Parts, services etc, 363.60; Stanton Co Clk Dist Crt, costs, 96.00; Stanton Co Imprest Acct, 20.00; Stanton Co PPD, utilities, 1950.41; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 36.10; Stanton Register & Printing Inc, printing, 627.37; Stanton Telecom, services, 1641.91; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 111.75; Stratton Delay & Doele, atty fees, 1430.05; Teeco Inc, supplies, 139.15; Cheryl Wolverton, mileage etc, 101.60; Zee Medical Service Co, supplies, 13.95;

 

ROAD FUND – 2K Trucking Inc, services, 2800.00; ABC Mobile Storage, supplies, 130.00; Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr, 2765.16; Appeara, towel service, 33.75; Arps Gravel & Concrete Inc, gravel, 5597.49; ATCO Intl, supplies, 617.50; B’s Enterprises Inc, supplies, 360.00; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 29.92; Blue Cross Blue Shield, ins-co shr, 10891.88; Curtis D Brockman dba Brockman Trucking, services, 2975.00; Caterpillar Financial Svs Corp, equip, 1941.30; Century Link, services, 43.17; Clarkson Plbg & Htg Inc, services, 19.98; Janice Coates, prior service, 17.00; Cornhusker Intl Trucks Inc, services, 2307.53; Doernemann Farm Service Inc, services, 73.73; Emmetts Foodtown, supplies, 2.99; Farmers Coop, fuel etc, 5605.74; Green Line Equip, services, 207.77; Hoskins Mfg Co Inc, services, 1405.34; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 3277.94; Island Supply Welding Co, supplies, 21.60; Johnson Sand and Gravel Co Inc, gravel, 28965.66; Kimball Midwest, supplies, 400.92; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, fuel etc, 6794.49; Madison Natl Life Ins Co, ins-co shr, 68.39; Mainelli Wagner & Assoc, services etc, 32193.08; Marxsen Sand and Gravel, supplies, 1836.45; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees-co shr, 2750.00; Midwest Service & Sales Co, supplies, 2151.97; NMC Exchange, supplies, 2995.24; Norfolk Napa, parts, 59.74; Denis Oswald, services, 2600.00; Justin Oswald, services, 10600.00; Village Pilger, services, 98.61; Pilger Concrete Recycling LLC, services, 201.60; Prime Sanitation, services, 44.00; Road Builders Machinery & Supply Co, services, 1250.30; Ron’s Ag & Auto Repair, services, 2072.44; S&S Willers Inc dba Pilger Sand & Gravel, gravel, 19880.67; Spahr Trucking Inc, services, 2200.00; Stalp Gravel Co, gravel, 1296.60; Stanton Auto Parts, services etc, 491.12; Stanton Co PPD, services, 374.03; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 106.44; Stanton Telecom Inc, services, 265.75; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 39.50; Teeco Inc, supplies, 37.35; Truck Center Co, supplies, 8484.98; US Cellular, services, 103.96; Weldon Parts Inc, services, 101.13;

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FUND – Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr, 17.21; Farmers Coop, fuel etc, 242.50; Sanford Goshorn                                                                        , meals etc, 110.54; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 19.51; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 22.01;

 

INHERITANCE TAX FUND – Stanton Co PPD, tower, 94.38; Dawn Winklebauer, refund, 1228.47;

 

EMERGENCY 911 FUND – City Norfolk, dispatching, 5715.23; Stanton Telecom Inc, services, 73.23;

 

Total aggregate salaries of all county employees $136,778.70.

 

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

 

            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:  Co Assr - $3,866.65 monthly; Co Atty - $3,950.00 monthly; Co Clk - $3,866.65 monthly; Co Comm - $1,916.65 monthly; Co Comm, chairman - $2,000.00 monthly; Co Sheriff - $4,325.00 monthly, plus $30 Brd Health Adm, $50 unf allow & $130 tele reimb; Co Treas - $3,866.65 monthly; Dep Co Assr - $17.62 hourly; Dep Co Atty - $2,500.00 monthly; Dep Co Clk - $17.62 hourly, plus $50 ins reimb; Dep Co Treas - $17.62 hourly; Chief Dep Co Shf - $19.40 hourly, plus $100 tele reimb; Sr Dep Co Shf - $18.50 hourly, plus $100 tele reimb; Dep Co Shf - $18.10 hourly, plus $100 tele reimb; Dep Co Shf (part-time) - $14.00 hourly; Emerg Mngmt Director (part-time) - $10.00 hourly; Plan Zone Admin - $21.84 hourly, plus $400 City PZ Adm; Plan Comm Members - $15.00 per meeting, plus mileage; Veteran Service Officer - $21,84 hourly; Weed Supt (part-time) - $900.00 monthly; Custodian - $16.00 hourly; Secy 1 Co Assr - $2,305.00 monthly; Secy 2 Co Assr - $10.00 hourly; Secy Co Atty - $22.00 hourly; Secy Co Clk - $14.16 hourly; Secy 1 Co Educator - $16.65 hourly; Secy 2 Co Educator (part-time) - $12.00 hourly; Secy Co Shf - $15.76 hourly; Secy 1 Co Treas - $2,702.50 monthly; Secy 2 Co Treas - $12.85 hourly; Rd Clk (part-time) - $300.00 monthly; Rd Bridge Foreman - $18.10 hourly; Rd Empl - $16.00 hourly.

 

Motion made by Weatherholt, seconded by Gutshall to adjourn and set the next meeting for August 15, 2016 at 8:15 AM.

 

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

 

/s/ Jerry Weatherholt, Chairman, Board of Commissioners, Stanton County, Nebraska

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

 

 

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BOARD OF EQUALIZATION PROCEEDINGS – July 11, 2016

(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 11, 2016 at 9:15 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

            Present upon roll call were:  David Gutshall, Dennis Kment and Jerry Weatherholt, 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 6, 2016, 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 9:20 AM by Chairman Weatherholt, 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 Kment, seconded by Gutshall to approve the agenda.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Weatherholt, seconded by Gutshall to approve the minutes of June 20, 2016 and June 27, 2016 meetings.

 

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

 

            The chairman opened the protest hearing at 9:25 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:  2016 Assessment Practices and Procedures of the Stanton County Assessor’s office, Nebraska Ad Land Valuation Manual, Nebraska Assessor’s Reference Manual and 2016 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.

 

Protest hearings were heard as follows:

 

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

 

2016-001:        SE 7-22-2.  No one appeared.  Protest reviewed.

 

2016-002:        Lots 6,7,8 Blk 34½ Original Town of Stanton.  Aubrey and Shaun Vogel appeared for the protest and were sworn in to give testimony.  Ms. Vogel expressed concerns with the appraised value in relationship to an appraised value for loan purposes.  She stated their valuation is not comparable with other valuations with the City of Stanton and expressed that value classification should be by the area you live within town (more established regions compared to new development).

 

2016-003:        Improvements only located upon Lot 8 RV Horizons Co Village Trailer Court, 2000 Schultz MH 16x80 #P292960 Landowner/Co Village Norfolk LLC.  No one appeared.  Protest reviewed.

 

2016-004:        Improvements only located upon Lot 28 RV Horizons Co Village Trailer Court, 2012 Legacy LESS MH 16x76 #LH167632SA Landowner/Co Village Norfolk LLC.  No one appeared.  Protest reviewed.

 

2016-005:        Improvements only located upon Lot 38 RV Horizons Co Village Trailer Court, 2012 Legacy LESS MH 16x76 #LH167632SA Landowner/Co Village Norfolk LLC.  No one appeared.  Protest reviewed.

 

2016-006:        Improvements only located upon Lot 49 RV Horizons Co Village Trailer Court, 2014 Friendship MH 16x80 VIN#35231V Landowner/Co Village Norfolk LLC.  No one appeared.  Protest reviewed.

 

2016-007:        Improvements only located upon Lot 50 RV Horizons Co Village Trailer Court, 1987 Champion MH 16x80 #0571432876 Landowner/Co Village Norfolk LLC.  No one appeared.  Protest reviewed.

 

2016-008:        Improvements only located upon Lot 61 RV Horizons Co Village Trailer Court, 2014 Friendship MH 16x80 VIN#35228V Landowner/Co Village Norfolk LLC.  No one appeared.  Protest reviewed.

 

2016-009:        Improvements only located upon Lot 73 RV Horizons Co Village Trailer Court, 2014 Friendship MH 16x80 VIN#35229V Landowner/Co Village Norfolk LLC.  No one appeared.  Protest reviewed.

 

2016-010:        Improvements only located upon Lot 77 RV Horizons Co Village Trailer Court, 2014 Friendship MH 16x80 VIN#35230V Landowner/Co Village Norfolk LLC.  No one appeared.  Protest reviewed.

 

2016-011:        Improvements only located upon Lot A2 RV Horizons Co Village Trailer Court, 1999 Schult MH 16x80 #P246348 Landowner/Co Village Norfolk LLC.  No one appeared.  Protest reviewed.

 

2016-012:        Improvements only located upon Lot A3 RV Horizons Co Village Trailer Court, 2012 Legacy LESS MH 16x76 #LH167632SA Landowner/Co Village Norfolk LLC.  No one appeared.  Protest reviewed.

 

2016-013:        Improvements only located upon Lot A8 RV Horizons Co Village Trailer Court, 1996 Chief Bellavista 30x60 #NEB69A25581 Landowner/Co Village Norfolk LLC.  No one appeared.  Protest reviewed.

 

2016-014:        Lot 13, Woodland Park 10th Development.  No one appeared.  Protest reviewed.

 

2016-015:        Lot 1 less W 3’, Woodland Park 10th Development.  No one appeared.  Protest reviewed.

 

2016-016:        Lot 42, Woodland Park 5th Development.  No one appeared.  Protest reviewed.

 

2016-017:        Pt NE SE 11-23-2.  Consuella (Connie) Borgren appeared for the protest and was sworn in to give testimony.  Ms. Borgren stated errors in the square footage of the rear deck and the 2nd story living space.  She also explained the type of flooring within the house, prior remodeling problems, and issues with the basement. 

 

2016-018:        Lot 9, Woodland Park 6th Development.  No one appeared.  Protest reviewed. 

 

            Decisions of the Board of Equalization will be determined on July 18, 2016 and a copy will be mailed to each protester.

 

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

 

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

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to adjourn and set the next meeting for July 18, 2016 at 8:00 AM.

 

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

 

/s/ Jerry Weatherholt, Chairman, Board of Equalization, Stanton County, Nebraska

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

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COMMISSIONER’S PROCEEDINGS – July 11, 2016

(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 11, 2016 at 9:00 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

            Present upon roll call were:  David Gutshall, Dennis Kment and Jerry Weatherholt, 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 6, 2016, 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 9:00 AM by Chairman Weatherholt, 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 Kment to approve the agenda.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to approve the minutes of June 20, 2016 and June 27, 2016 meetings.

 

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

 

            The following correspondence was reviewed and placed on file:

                        USDA/Stanton Co FSA – option nominate COC Election

                        Elaine Menzel, NACO legal counsel – Nationwide Permit Reissuance Request (hwy supt)             

                        Green Line Equipment – Tri-Valley electric

                        NDOR – quarterly bridge inspection reminder

                        NIRMA Safety Shorts – Vol.4 No.7
                       

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

 

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

 

            The chairman re-opened the Board of Commissioner’s meeting at 10:40 A.M. 

 

            Discussion held a proposed 2% increase of department budgets for the 2016-2017 budget year and salary increases for employees.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Weatherholt to adjourn and set the next meeting for July 18, 2016 at 8:15 AM.

 

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

 

/s/ Jerry Weatherholt, Chairman, Board of Commissioners, Stanton County, Nebraska

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

 

 

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BOARD OF EQUALIZATION PROCEEDINGS – June 27, 2016

(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 27, 2016 at 8:00 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

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

 

            Advance notice of the meeting was given by posting 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 acknowledgment 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.

 

            The meeting was called to order at 8:00 AM by Chairman Weatherholt, 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 Kment to approve the agenda.

 

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

 

            Cheryl advised the board that there were no corrections sheets needing approval.  Also there were no Over, Under and Omitted Values of Property within Stanton County to report.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to adjourn and set the next meeting for July 11, 2016 at 9:15 AM.

 

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

 

/s/ Jerry Weatherholt, Chairman, Board of Equalization, Stanton County, Nebraska

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

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COMMISSIONER’S PROCEEDINGS – June 27, 2016

(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 27, 2016 at 8:15 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

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

 

            Advance notice of the meeting was given by posting 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 acknowledgment 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.

 

            The meeting was called to order at 8:18 AM by Chairman Weatherholt, 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 Kment to approve the agenda.

 

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

 

            The following correspondence was reviewed and placed on file:

                        Sanford Goshorn, Emerg Mngraddl funding request sinking fund

                        4Lane4Nebraska – monetary support request

                        McInnes Group Inc – compliance overview re: medicare premiums

 

            Mike Unger, County Sheriff, joined the meeting.  Discussion held on county issues.

 

            Ryan Wehrle, maintenance/custodial employee, joined the meeting.  Ryan introduced himself to the board members.  Discussion held on updates within and around the courthouse.

 

            Discussion held on possible replacement for the NE Nebraska Economic Development non-elected representative.  Commissioner Weatherholt will contact possible candidates.  Appointment of the non-elected representative to the NE Nebraska Economic Development and the county representative to the County Health Dept Board tabled from January 7, 2016 continued to the July 18, 2016 meeting.

 

            Discussion held on N Eastwood St paving in Woodland Park.  Cost of the project would require the matter to be bid.  No action taken at this time.

 

            The Federal-Aid Urban Area Boundary update received from the Nebraska Dept of Roads of the Stanton County and Norfolk Urban Area Maps were reviewed by the Board.  The county clerk advised the board that Mark Mainelli, Highway Consultant, informed her that there were no issues with approving the map.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to authorize the chairman to sign the Federal-Aid Urban Area Boundary update map.

 

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

 

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

 

GENERAL FUNDAlamar Uniforms, supplies, 731.00; Antelope Co Shf Dept, boarding, 450.00; Kim Bearnes, fees etc, 630.00; Big Red Printing Inc, supplies, 293.91; The Chief Motel, lodging, 195.00; Colfax Co Press, fees, 30.00; Deets Homestore, furniture, 349.99; Eakes Office Solutions, supplies, 704.31; Emmett’s Foodtown, supplies, 2.41; Engelhardt TV & Comm Inc, supplies, 2072.50; Faith Regional Health Services, services, 35.00; The Fort Western Outfitters, supplies, 237.00; Jeremy Goeken, supplies, 215.97; Wanda Heermann, mileage, 127.32; Jack’s Uniform & Equip, supplies, 139.95; Diane Kander, supplies etc, 85.98; Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker, lodging, 89.00; Madison Co Dist Crt, mental health, 50.00; Madison Co Shf, fees, 22.85; Menards, supplies, 18.47; Midwest Service & Sales Co, supplies, 614.00; MIPS Inc, services, 2048.97; One Office Solution, supplies etc, 2676.84; Ruan Pohlman, services, 150.00; Jeff Quist, services, 8645.00; REPCO Marketing Inc, supplies, 43.25; Stanton Auto Parts, services, 329.60; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 12.44; Stanton Register & Printing Inc, printing, 17.64; Steve Svoboda, services, 500.00; Teeco Inc, supplies, 95.40; University NE-Lincoln, fees, 150.00; UNL ITS Comm Cntr, services, 46.02; Cheryl Wolverton, supplies, 15.98; Sandra Zoubek co treas, supplies, 76.00; Sandra Zoubek, mileage, 301.32;

 

ROAD FUND – ATCO Intl, supplies, 617.50; Bomgaars, supplies, 253.19; Johnson Sand & Gravel Co Inc, gravel, 7911.98; Kelly Supply, supplies, 7.49; Matteo Sand & Gravel Co Inc, gravel, 360.24; NMC Exchange, supplies, 436.26; Spahr Trucking Inc, services, 400.00;

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FUND – Engelhardt TV & Comm Inc, supplies, 2249.87;

 

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

 

Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to adjourn and set the next meeting for July 11, 2016 at 9:00 AM.

 

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

 

/s/ Jerry Weatherholt, Chairman, Board of Commissioners, Stanton County, Nebraska

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

 

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BOARD OF EQUALIZATION PROCEEDINGS – June 20, 2016

(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 20, 2016 at 8:00 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

            Present upon roll call were:  David Gutshall, Dennis Kment and Jerry Weatherholt, 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 8 and June 16, 2016, 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 Weatherholt, 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 Kment to approve the agenda.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Weatherholt to approve the minutes of May 16, 2016 meeting.

 

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

 

            Cheryl advised the board that there were no corrections sheets needing approval.

 

            The list of Over, Under and Omitted Values of Property within Stanton County was presented to the Board of Commissioners.  Cheryl explained the updates and/or changes to the listed properties.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to approve the list of Over, Under and Omitted Values and allow the County Assessor to adjust the tax rolls.

 

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

 

            Discussion held on possible hearing dates for property valuation protest.  Monday, July 11, 2016 is set for protest hearings.  Possible additional hearing date is July 12, 2016, if needed.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to adjourn and set the next meeting for June 27, 2016 at 8:00 AM.

 

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

 

/s/ Jerry Weatherholt, Chairman, Board of Equalization, Stanton County, Nebraska

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

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COMMISSIONER’S PROCEEDINGS – June 20, 2016

(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 20, 2016 at 8:15 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

            Present upon roll call were:  David Gutshall, Dennis Kment and Jerry Weatherholt, 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 8 and June 16, 2016, 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 Weatherholt, 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 Kment to approve the agenda.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Weatherholt, seconded by Kment to approve the minutes of May 16, 2016 meeting.

 

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

 

            Appointment of the county representative to the County Health Dept Board and the non-elected representative to the NE Nebraska Economic Development tabled from January 7, 2016 continued to the June 27, 2016 meeting.

 

            Maintenance/custodial introduction continued to next week’s meeting due to illness.

 

            Cheryl Wolverton, County Assessor, Sandy Zoubek, County Treasurer and Sanford Goshorn, Emergency Manager, joined the meeting.  Discussion held on options for the replacement of the north door of the courthouse and the roll down office windows.  Cost of replacement of the office windows presented to the board for review. 

 

            Mike Unger, County Sheriff, joined the meeting.  Discussion continued on the replacement of the north door of the courthouse.  Door replacement options and prices to be obtained before any decision to continue with the replacement is authorized.  Mike also informed the board on possible new communication equipment for the sheriff’s office. 

 

            Mike updated the Board on recent motor vehicle accidents within the county and the hiring of a new sheriff deputy effective August 1, 2016.

 

            Joe Mandl joined the meeting to discuss the possible sale of county owned real estate within the City of Stanton.  The matter of the sale of the real estate will be discussed with the County Attorney.

 

            NACO Benefit Services joined together with National Insurance Services to offer a voluntary VSP vision plan to all county employees.  This voluntary plan will have no cost to the county and no participation requirement.  An informational sheet will be given to county employees for voluntary enrollment.

 

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

 

RESOLUTION No. 2016.06 – 019: 

 

            BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that Midwest Bank NA, Pierce, Nebraska hereby wishes to add the following Irrevocable Letter of Credit held in said bank, to-wit:

Irrevocable Letter of Credit No. 41851, Expiration Date 7-13-2016, $2,500,000.00

 

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

            Dated this 20th day of June, 2016.

 

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners
                                                                                    Stanton County, Nebraska
                                                                                    /s/ Jerry Weatherholt

                                                                                    /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                    /s/ Dennis Kment

 

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

 

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

 

            Motion Made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to approve the following Resolution to release pledged security:

 

RESOLUTION No. 2016.06 – 020:

 

            BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that Midwest Bank NA, Pierce, Nebraska hereby wishes to release the following security held in escrow to secure deposits of this county in said bank, to-wit:

Douglas Co NE SID445, No. 25928XAN3, Due 6/15/2024, $100,000.00

Dodge Co NE SD594, No.256444AS9, Due 12/15/2029, $400,000.00

 

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

            Dated this 20th day of June, 2016.

 

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners
                                                                                    Stanton County, Nebraska
                                                                                    /s/ Jerry Weatherholt

                                                                                    /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                    /s/ Dennis Kment

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

            Chairman Weatherholt opened the hearing at 9:30 AM on the proposed amendment concerning the Conditional Use Permit requirements for Livestock Feeding Operations and setbacks for environmentally Controlled Housing Operations in the Agriculture and Agriculture Overlay Districts in the Stanton County Zoning Regulations of Stanton County, Nebraska.  Present for the hearing were:  Doug Oertwich and Mark Wieman, members of the Planning Commission, Leonard Jindra and Gerry Wiese.  Discussion held on the concerns with the proposed change in regard with the current regulations and the opportunity for growth. 

 

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

 

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

 

            Motion made by Weatherholt, seconded by Kment to approve the Planning Commission recommendation of denial of the proposed amendment concerning the Conditional Use Permit requirements for Livestock Feeding Operations and setbacks for Environmentally Controlled Housing Operations in the Agriculture and Agriculture Overlay Districts in the Stanton County Zoning Regulations by leaving the regulations as they are presently written.

 

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

 

            Mark Mainelli, Highway Consultant, joined the meeting.

 

            Bid Letting for Stanton Southwest C-84(350) – Materials Bid Proposal was held at 10:15 AM.  Appearing for the Bid Letting was Tim Braithwait, representative of B’s Enterprises Inc.

 

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

Midwest Service and Sales Co, 602 Road 5, Schuyler NE 68661 - $35,088.58

B’s Enterprises Inc, PO Box 889, Norfolk NE 68702 - $41,600.00

 

Bids reviewed by the board.  Additional bid received from Contech Construction Products Inc of Lincoln NE.  Bid was not considered because it was received at 11:00 AM.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to accept the bid of Midwest Service and Sales Co of Schuyler for the Stanton Southwest C-84(350) – Materials Bid Proposal in the amount of $35,088.58 and authorizes the chairman to sign the necessary paperwork when received.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Weatherholt, seconded by Kment to approve the bid received and opened on June 6, 2016 for the Pilger Shop Grading from Jensen Construction D.T. Inc of Stanton NE in the amount of $55,632.00.

 

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

 

            Discussion held on the various culvert construction sites and road projects.  An inventory of bridges less than 20 feet and culverts will need to be completed to comply with LB977 … vehicle weight and load limits. 

 

            Shad Pohlman and Jeanette Throckmorton appeared requesting an update on the 837 Rd bridge issue.  They were advised that the parties have been contacted, boundaries for the road will need to be finalized, easements will need to be obtained and property will need to be obtained prior to the construction of the road which will meet the minimum road design standards.

 

Discussion was held on the 2016 Fracture Critical Bridge Inspection Agreement, Project No. STP-NBIS(106), Control No. 00953.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to approve the following resolution to authorize the chairman to sign the Program Agreement for 2016 Fracture Critical Bridge Inspections, Project No. STP-NBIS(106), Control No. 00953:

 

RESOLUTION No. 2016.06 – 021:

 

RESOULTION
SIGNING OF THE PROJECT PROGRAM AGREEMENT
2016 FRACTURE CRITICAL BRIDGE INSPECTION

 

Stanton County
Resolution No. 2016.06 – 021

 

            Whereas:  the Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR) 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 NDOR 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:

            Jerry Weatherholt, Chair of the Stanton County Board of Commissioners is hereby authorized to sign the attached Project Program Agreement between the Stanton County and the NDOR.

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

NDOR Project Number:              STP-NBIS(106)
NDOR Control Number:              00953
NDOR Project Name:                 2016 Fracture Critical Bridge Inspection

            Adopted this 20th day of June, 2016 at Stanton, Nebraska.

 

The Board of Commissioners of Stanton County
            /s/ Jerry Weatherholt
            /s/ David Gutshall
            /s/ Dennis Kment

 

Board/Council Member Dennis Kment Moved the adoption of said resolution;
Member David Gutshall 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:  Kment, Gutshall and Weatherholt.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

. . . . . . . . . .

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

 

PROJECT NO. STP-NBIS(106)
CONTROL NO. 00953
STANTON COUNTY, NEBRASKA
STATE OF NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF ROADS
STATEWIDE 2016 FRACTURE CRITICAL BRIDGE INSPECTIONS AND LOAD RE-RATINGS

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

. . . . . . . . . .

 

            Applications for county burial, including financial information and billing statement from the funeral home were reviewed.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Weatherholt to approve the county burial application and payment in the amount adopted in the County Burial Procedures of Stanton County, Nebraska.

 

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

 

            Discussion held on abandoned cemetery maintenance within the County.  Individuals who maintain such cemeteries should submit a claim for payment to be approved by the Board of Commissioners.

 

            Stanton County and Norfolk Urban Area Map Review approval continued until next meeting.

 

            The following correspondence was reviewed and placed on file:  Marshall Tofte, NIRMA – Fair Labor Standard Act overtime regulations effective 12/1/2016; Nebr Dept Natural Resources – Opening Notice, Chilcoat/Hasenkamp Res.; Johnson Sand & Gravel – price increase ($8.00 ton eff. 6/1/2016); NIRMA – NIRMA Safety Shorts Vol.4 No.6; GI Trailer Inc – service parts sales; NIRMA – 2016/2017 Billing Statement; Wick’s Trucks, Omaha – Political Sub-divisions State Contract; Stanton Public Library – thank you 2015/2016 funding and request for 2016/2017 funding.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall, to approve for the month of May the Documentary Stamp Tax, co shr in the amount of $2,065.29; County Clerk fees in the amount of $3,654.75; P&M Fund fees in the amount of $550.00; Game and Parks Agent fees in the amount of $11.00; Misc Copy fees in the amount of $0.00; Clerk of the District Court fees in the amount of $251.82; Passport fees in the amount of $50.00; County Treasurer’s receipt of money received numbered 00017954 – 00018008, inclusive in the amount of $189,714.43; and place them on file.

 

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

 

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

 

GENERAL FUND - Mark Albin atty, fees, 1227.73; Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr, 6762.28; Apex Therapy Services, fees, 790.00; Appeara, supplies, 27.17; Kim Bearnes, meals etc, 799.37; Shawn Beaudette, services, 103.00; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 52.18; Blue Cross/Blue Shield, ins-co shr, 22035.57; Bomgaars, supplies, 17.48; Brogan & Gray PC LLO, fees, 232.50; Carhart-Kitchen & Bath, supplies, 1276.00; Gary Carson, meals etc, 147.90; Century Lumber Center, supplies, 60.00; Conover Properties LLC dba White Water Wash, supplies, 500.00; Cornhusker Auto Center, mileage, 417.77; DAS State Acct, costs, 13.00; Martha Detlefsen, prior service, 12.00; Robin Dolesh, services etc, 80.64; Eakes Office Solutions, supplies, 930.68; Egley Fullner Montag & Hockabout, fees, 1352.44; Electrical Engineering & Equip Co, supplies, 266.40; Engelhardt TV & Communcations Inc, supplies, 682.95; Ewalt Law Office PC LLO, atty fees, 2163.00; Faith Regional Health Services, services, 70.00; Farmers Coop, fuel, 1350.78; First Concord Benefits Group, flex benefits, 50.00; Ann Flood, services, 50.00; Floor Maintenance & Supply Co, supplies, 46.38; Donald Frank, services etc, 74.16; Gene Steffy, vehicle, 25738.00; GIS Workshop, fees, 13450.00; Grafix Shoppe, supplies, 465.40; Wanda Heermann, supplies, 9.33; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec-co shr, 7329.68; Jack B Scherer LLC, services, 578.43; Jack’s Uniform & Equip, supplies, 119.80; Johnson’s Inc, services, 511.00; Jones Automotive Inc, services etc, 9209.75; Mike Kabes, services etc, 83.88; William E Kaiser dba Real Estate Appraisal Service, contract, 4550.00; Diane Kander, mileage etc, 247.92; Gerald Kuhn, services etc, 27.42; Russell Kumm, services etc, 61.20; W Bert Lammli, office allow etc, 1049.75; La Quinta Inns & Suites, workshop, 185.90; Cory Locke, mileage etc, 484.02; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, fuel, 1125.29; Madison Co Dist Crt, fees, 50.00; Madison Co Shf, fees, 43.38; Madison Natl Life Ins Co, ins-co shr, 162.51; Menards, supplies, 398.03, Michael Sullivan Counseling, services, 50.00; Microfilm Imaging Systems Inc, equip, 624.00; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees, 6796.00; Midwest Messenger, fees, 35.00; Midwest Special Serv Inc, services, 391.50; Mark Miller, services, 195.00; MIPS Inc, services etc, 2994.52; Morland Easland & Lohrberg PC, fees, 1461.26; MPH Industries Inc, equip, 1899.00; Nebr Assn Co Assessors, dues, 50.00; Nebr Assoc Co Officials, dues, 1930.50; Lavern R Newkirk, prior service, 17.00; NIRMA, ins fee, 41694.50; Norfolk Daily News, fees, 153.00; Norfolk Winair Co, supplies, 143.95; Douglas Oertwich, services etc, 74.16; Valorie R Olson, services, 50.00; One Office Solution, supplies etc, 10037.16; Pierce Co Shf Dept, boarding, 5150.00; Pierce Dental Office, services, 90.00; Village Pilger, library supplies, 283.17; Platte Co Detention Facility, lodging, 150.00; Prime Sanitation Service, trash removal, 39.75; Professional Binding Products Inc, supplies, 295.85; Pro-Vision Inc, supplies, 2234.00; Zach Ramaker, services etc, 49.44; Renaissance Long Beach Hotel, lodging, 1045.65; Rita Roenfeldt, prior service, 20.00; Ron’s Ag & Auto Repair, services, 85.00; See Store 1 LLC (Gene’s Roadrunner), fuel, 2595.62; Ken Shriver, services etc, 82.26; Emm’s Courts Inc dba Shultz/Vogel Johnson Mortuary, services etc, 3119.30; Sioux Sales Co, equip etc, 7776.30; Stanton Auto Parts, services, 1026.94; Stanton Co Clk, postage etc, 32.84; Stanton Co Clk – Dist Crt, costs, 102.00; Stanton Co Crt, costs, 139.00; Stanton Co Imprest Acct, fees etc, 150.53; Stanton Co PPD, utilities, 1292.46; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 9.98; Stanton Register & Printing Inc, printing, 923.57; Stanton Telecom, services, 1634.79; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 129.00; Teeco Inc, supplies, 139.15; Thurston Co Shf, boarding; – 450.00; Town & Co Tech, services, 212.93; UNL ITS Comm Cntr, service, 46.02; US Treasury, fees, 87.36; Jerry Weatherholt, mileage, 218.70; Mark Wieman, services etc, 109.80; Wisner News Chronicle, fees, 38.50; Wolf’s Den, meals, 19.50; Cheryl M Wolverton, meals etc, 64.31; Zee Medical Service Co, supplies, 38.85; Sandra Zoubek treas, fees etc, 255020.00; Sandra Zoubek, lodging etc, 835.03;

 

ROAD FUND - 2K Trucking Inc, services, 3351.24; ABC Mobile Storage, supplies, 130.00; Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr, 2820.46; Appeara, towel service, 37.45; Arps Gravel & Concrete Inc, gravel, 11416.56; ATCO Intl, supplies, 1843.27; B’s Enterprises Inc, supplies, 1080.00; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 34.07; Blue Cross Blue Shield, ins-co shr, 10891.88; Bok Finc, fees, 750.00; Bomgaars, supplies, 530.31; Curtis D Brockman dba Brockman Trucking, services, 875.00; Caterpillar Finc Svs Corp, equip, 1941.30; Century Link, services, 43.18; Janice Coates, prior service, 17.00; Cornhusker Intl Trucks Inc, services, 137.55; Farmers Coop, fuel etc, 9086.49; Farmers Union Coop Supply Co, supplies, 329.86; Green Line Equip, services, 210.57; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec-co shr, 3340.58; Island Supply Welding Co, supplies, 22.32; Johnson Sand and Gravel Co Inc, gravel, 26973.17; K Porter Construction Inc, supplies, 800.42; Kimball Midwest, supplies, 492.88; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, fuel etc, 5121.98; Madison Natl Life Ins Co, ins-co shr, 68.39; Mainelli Wagner & Assc, services etc, 1100.00; Martin Marietta Materials, supplies, 1846.46; Matteo Sand & Gravel Co Inc, gravel, 1075.56; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees, 2750.00; Midwest Service & Sales Co, supplies, 292.95; NMC Exchange, supplies, 1105.26; NIRMA, ins fees, 50171.15; Norfolk Napa, parts, 25.71; OL Scheer Company dba Scheer’s Ace Hardware, supplies, 54.60; Denis Oswald, services, 1800.00; Justin Oswald, services, 7000.00; Village Pilger, utilities, 206.36; Prime Sanitation, services, 44.00; Profire & Safety, supplies, 326.00; Road Builders Machinery & Supply Co, services, 12963.99; Ron’s Ag & Auto Repair, services, 1325.82; S&S Willers Inc dba Pilger Sand & Gravel, supplies, 44292.72; William B Schellen dba Prime Align, services, 681.40; Spahr Trucking Inc, services, 1113.61; Stanton Auto Parts, services etc, 190.34; Stanton Co Clk, supplies, 11.89; Stanton Co PPD, utilities, 441.98; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 119.88; Stanton Telecom Inc, services, 153.43; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 38.50; Teeco Inc, supplies, 53.05; Truck Cntr Co, supplies, 567.39; TWD Lock Safe & Key, supplies, 5.58; US Cellular, services, 106.96; Weldon Parts Inc, services, 47.49; The Windshield Doctors, services, 70.00;

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FUND - Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr, 28.69; Cornhusker Auto Cntr, services, 82.00; Danko Emergency Equip Co, supplies, 223.59; Engelhardt TV & Comm Inc, supplies, 46.00; Farmers Coop, fuel etc, 237.35; Sanford Goshorn, meals etc, 40.51; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax- co shr, 32.51; NIRMA, ins fes, 951.35; One Office Solution, supplies, 129.83; Sirius XM Radio Inc, supplies, 233.10; Stanton Telecom Inc, services, 50.00; Verizon Wireless, services, 500.00;

 

PRESERVATION & MODERNIZATION - Tri-State Binders, supplies, 3600.00;

 

INHERITANCE TAX FUND - Stanton Co PPD, tower, 109.16; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 51.40;

 

EMERGENCY 911 FUND - City Norfolk, dispatching, 5715.23; Stanton Telecom Inc, services, 73.23;

 

Total aggregate salaries of all county employees $141,554.85.

 

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

 

Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to adjourn and set the next meeting for June 27, 2016 at 8:15 AM.

 

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

 

/s/ Jerry Weatherholt, Chairman, Board of Commissioners, Stanton County, Nebraska

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

 

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BOARD OF EQUALIZATION PROCEEDINGS – May 16, 2016

(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 16, 2016 at 8:00 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

            Present upon roll call were:  Dennis Kment and Jerry Weatherholt, 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 in advance thereof by posting 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 acknowledgment 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.

 

            The meeting was called to order at 8:00 AM by Chairman Weatherholt, 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 Kment, seconded by Weatherholt to approve the agenda.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Weatherholt, seconded by Kment to approve the minutes of April 18, 2016 meeting.

 

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

 

            Cheryl presented and explained the correction sheet for the month.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Weatherholt to approve and authorize the chairman to sign the correction sheet numbered 37 and place it on file.

 

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

 

            Cheryl submitted a list of Over, Under and Omitted Values of Property within Stanton County.  She explained the updates and/or changes to the listed properties.

 

            Motion made by Weatherholt, seconded by Kment to approve the list of Over, Under and Omitted Values and allow the County Assessor to adjust the tax rolls.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Weatherholt and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Gutshall.  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 2016 be entered and that no further proceedings be held to determine whether an adjustment should be made.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Weatherholt to adjourn and set the next meeting for June 20, 2016 at 8:00 AM and set the fiscal year meeting for June 27, 2016 at 8:00 AM.

 

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

 

/s/ Jerry Weatherholt, Chairman, Board of Equalization, Stanton County, Nebraska

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

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COMMISSIONER’S PROCEEDINGS – May 16, 2016

(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 16, 2016 at 8:15 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

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

 

            Advance notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by posting 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 acknowledgment 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.

 

            The meeting was called to order at 8:18 AM by Chairman Weatherholt, 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 Kment, seconded by Weatherholt to approve the agenda.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Weatherholt, seconded by Kment to approve the minutes of April 18, 2016 meeting.

 

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

 

            The following correspondence was reviewed and placed on file:  State Nebraska Dept of Roads – FY 2016-2019 STIP; NIRMA Safety Shorts – Vol.4 No.5; Nebraska Federal Surplus Property Program – NASASP Assoc Membership Program; State Nebraska Emergency management Agency – Programmatic Closeout of FEMA Disaster 1924; Director Schneweis, Nebraska Dept of Roads – Transportation Innovation Act

 

            Mike Unger, County Sheriff, joined the meeting and updated the board on issues within the county.  Mike also informed the board on the replacement of the patrol vehicle damaged in an accident in March.  Stanton County has been reimbursed by NIRMA the value of the damaged vehicle ($10,150.00).  These funds were deposited with the County Treasurer.  The cost to replace the vehicle will be paid out of the Misc General fund in the amount of $10,150.00 and the balance to be paid out of the Sheriff Fund.

 

            Tony McPhillips, County Veterans’ Service Officer, joined the meeting to discuss the maintenance of the rural cemeteries within the county.  A few cemeteries are being maintained by a Boy Scout troop.  Additional information will be obtained on individuals who have been maintaining the cemeteries.

 

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

 

RESOLUTION No. 2016.05 – 017:

 

            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.912828B58, Due 1/31/2021, $1,000,000.00 ;

US Treasury Note, No.912828A42, Due 11/30/2020, $1,000,000.00

 

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

            Dated this 16th day of May, 2016.

 

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners
                                                                                    Stanton County, Nebraska
                                                                                    /s/ Jerry Weatherholt
                                                                                    /s/ Dennis Kment
                                                                                    Absent:  David Gutshall

 

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

 

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

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Weatherholt to continue the appointment of the county representative to the County Health Dept Board and the non-elected representative to the NE Nebraska Economic Development tabled from January 7, 2016, until the June 20, 2016 meeting.

 

            The board reviewed the Addendum and Extension Agreement with the City of Norfolk to provide dispatch services to Stanton County through May 15, 2017.  The agreement was approved by the Norfolk City Council on April 18, 2016.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Weatherholt to approve and authorize the chairman to sign the Addendum and Extension Agreement with the City of Norfolk.

 

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

 

. . . . . . . . . .

ADDENDUM AND EXTENSION AGREEMENT

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

. . . . . . . . . .

 

            Sanford Goshorn, Emergency Manager, joined the meeting to discuss the Stanton County Local Emergency Operations Plan.  Sanford presented a resolution for approval.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Weatherholt to approve the following Resolution to approve the Stanton County Local Emergency Operations Plan:

 

RESOLUTION No. 2016.05 – 018:

 

            WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of Stanton County, Nebraska, pursuant to Nebraska Statute, is vested with the authority of administering the affairs of Stanton County, Nebraska ; and

 

            WHEREAS, it has been determined that Stanton County Local Emergency Operations Plan has been developed in order to provide for a coordinated response to a disaster or emergency in Stanton County, the City of Stanton and other cities and villages in Stanton County; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of Stanton County, deems it advisable and in the best interest of Stanton County to approve said Local Emergency Operations Plan;

 

            WHEREAS, the acceptance of this 2016 Local Emergency Operations Plan supersedes all previous approved Stanton County Local Emergency Operations Plans;

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of Stanton County, Nebraska, that the Stanton County Local Emergency Operations Plan be, and hereby is, approved.

 

            PASSED AND APPROVED THIS 16th day of May, 2016.

 

                                                                                                Board of County Commissioners

                                                                                                Stanton County, Nebraska
                                                                                                /s/ Jerry Weatherholt

                                                                                                /s/ Dennis Kment

                                                                                                Absent:  David Gutshall

 

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk  [seal]

 

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

 

            LaLene Bates, Planning and Zoning Administrator, and W. Bert Lammli, County Attorney, joined the meeting.  Discussion held on zoning issues.

 

            Mark Mainelli, Highway Consultant, joined the meeting.

 

            Discussion held on the 837 Rd bridge issue previously discussed April 18, 2016.  Mark presented a map outlining the proposed road route.  Mr. Lammli will schedule a meeting with the land owner to discuss the proposed road route.

 

            The Pilger Shop design was discussed with the board.  The first phase will be the dirt work for the site area.  Bid letting set for June 6, 2016 at 10:00 AM for the dirk work.  Bids will be opened June 6, 2016 at the courthouse by chairman Weatherholt.

 

            Bid letting set for June 20, 2016 at 10:15 AM for the Stanton Southeast project.

 

            A data inventory of all bridges under 20’ and culverts within the county needs to be completed.  Mark to draft an inventory form to record all bridges under 20’ and culverts for record keeping purposes.

 

            The county clerk presented the Federal-Aid Urban Area Boundary update received from the Nebraska Department of Roads.  Changes were made to the functional classifications of routes within the County.  A portion of Highway 35 northeast of Norfolk was changed from a minor arterial to a principal arterial.  A representative of the board will need sign the signature blocks and return the maps.  The maps will be reviewed by Mark Mainelli, Highway Consultant, and LaLene Bates, Planning and Zoning Administrator.  Approval of revisions continued to the June 20, 2016 meeting.

 

            Board reviewed the 2016 Bridge Inspection fee information received from Mainelli Wagner & Associates Inc.  There are 74 routine inspections and 3 special inspections required for 2016.  For the 2016 routine inspections, Mainelli Wagner & Associates proposes to provide the following services, including:  1) Routine inspections for 77 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 Report and Pictures to County.

 

            Motion made by Weatherholt, seconded by Kment to approve the 2016 inspection rate of $124.00 per bridge (77) and authorize the chairman to sign the approval form.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Weatherholt to approve and sign the gravel contracts received from Arps Gravel & Concrete Inc., Kroeger Sand & Gravel, Matteo Sand & Gravel and S&S Willers Inc dba Pilger Sand & Gravel.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Weatherholt, to approve for the month of April the Documentary Stamp Tax, co shr in the amount of $1,990.30; County Clerk fees in the amount of $2,196.25; P&M Fund fees in the amount of $443.50; Game and Parks Agent fees in the amount of $8.00; Misc Copy fees in the amount of $15.00; Clerk of the District Court fees in the amount of $219.24; Passport fees in the amount of $150.00; County Treasurer’s receipt of money received numbered 00017890 – 00017953, inclusive in the amount of $1,380,366.61; and place them on file.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Weatherholt, 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 – Ameritas Retirement, ret – co shr, 6560.78; Antelope Co Shf Dept, boarding, 850.00; Appeara, supplies, 25.51; Kim Bearnes, meals etc, 1146.44; Shawn Beaudette, services, 103.00; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 102.17; Blue Cross/Blue Shield, ins- co shr, 22455.29; Century Lumber Center, supplies, 2424.76; Danko Emerg Equip Co, supplies, 176.00; DAS State Accounting, costs, 13.00; Martha Detlefsen, prior service, 12.00; Eakes Office Solutions, supplies, 168.82; Election Board Workers, 2608.83; Electrical Engineering & Equip Co, supplies, 133.20; Emmett’s Foodtown, supplies, 27.14; Tyler Evans, supplies, 19.99; Ewalt Law Office PC LLO, atty fees, 2163.00; Fairfield Inn & Suites, lodging, 179.90; Farmers Coop, fuel, 1202.55; First Concord Benefits Group, flex benefits – misc, 50.00; Global Equip Co, supplies, 405.78; Jeremy Goeken, mileage, 51.84; Sanford Goshorn dba S&G Install, services, 91.45; Grafix Shoppe, supplies, 35.56; Hilliges & Assoc LLC, fees, 250.00; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax – co shr, 7124.17; Ivy Manor/Housing Authority, voting poll rent, 100.00; Jack’s Uniform & Equip, supplies, 565.85; Johnson’s Inc, services, 6843.84; Jones Automotive Inc, equip, 7445.29; Diane Kander, mileage, 33.48; W Bert Lammli, office allow, 811.00; Deanna Leaver, services, 72.00; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, fuel etc, 3309.55; Madison Co Crt, fees, 8.25; Madison Co Shf, fees, 27.69; Madison Natl Life Ins Co, ins – co shr, 167.69; Marelly AEDS & First Aid, supplies , 75.54; Marvin Planning Consultants, fees, 1550.00; Maximus Inc, fees, 947.00; Menards, supplies etc, 313.80; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees, 7056.00; Midwest Special Services Inc, salary etc, 796.50; Amy Miller, atty fees, 2234.08; Mark Miller, services, 130.00; MIPS Inc, services, 3127.36; Nebr Assoc Co Ext Brds, dues, 100.00; Nebr Co Atty’s Assn, dues, 1057.00; Lavern Newkirk, prior service, 17.00; NE Nebraska Area Agency Aging, fees, 2635.00; NE Nebraska Econ Dev Dist, dues, 880.00; Northeast Research & Ext Ctr, equipment, 1336.27; Aaron Nygren, mileage etc, 143.96; One Office Solution, supplies, 7121.94; Osmond Pharmacy, services, 5.49; Pierce Co Shf Dept, boarding, 4650.00; Pierce Dental Office, services, 90.00; Platte Co Crt, costs, 2.25; Prime Sanitation Service, trash removal, 39.75; Rita Roenfeldt, prior service, 20.00; Sanitary & Improvement Dist #1, franchise fees, 6046.13; Darin J Schneider dba Spectrum Graphics, services, 58.60; See Store 1 LLC (Gene’s Roadrunner), fuel, 722.08; Sioux Sales Co, equip, 1793.25; Stanton Auto Parts, services, 1712.13; Stanton Co Clk, postage etc, 33.49; Stanton Co Dist Crt, costs, 212.00; Stanton Co Crt, costs, 331.25; Stanton Co Imprest Acct, fees, 20.75; Stanton Co PPD, utilities, 1171.61; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 16.47; Stanton Register & Printing Inc, printing, 783.84; Stanton Telecom, services, 1664.51; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 129.00; State Nebr HHS, services, 315.00; Teeco Inc, supplies, 199.00; Thurston Co Shf, boarding, 700.00; USave Pharmacy, prescriptions, 85.58; UNL ITS Comm Cntr, service, 46.02; Mike Unger Co Shf, fees, 35.00; Visa Card Service, supplies, 593.69; Jerry Weatherholt, mileage, 314.28; Wolf’s Den, meals, 50.00; Woodland Park Elementary School, voting poll rent, 100.00; Zee Medical Service Co, supplies, 19.85; Sandra Zoubek Co Treas, fees, 19.25;

 

ROAD FUND – 2K Trucking Inc, services, 3112.67; ABC Mobile Storage, services, 130.00; Ameritas Retirement, ret- co shr, 2792.59; Appeara, towel service, 33.75; Arps Gravel & Concrete Inc, gravel, 2105.35; ATCO Intl, shop supplies, 2165.05; B’s Enterprises Inc, grader blades, 4167.50; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 66.98; Blue Cross Blue Shield, ins co shr, 10891.88; Bomgaars, supplies, 230.76; Caterpillar Financial Svs Corp, equip, 1941.30; Century Link, services, 47.85; Janice Coates, prior service, 17.00; Cornhusker Intl Trucks Inc, parts, 346.82; Doernemann Farm Service Inc, parts, 20.24; Emmett’s Foodtown, supplies, 40.33; Farmers Coop, fuel etc, 7656.36; Green Line Equip, parts, 160.97; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax – co shr, 3309.00; Island Supply Welding Co, supplies, 2239.70; LG Everist Inc, gravel, 3265.42; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, fuel etc, 2500.04; Madison Natl Life Ins Co, ins – co shr, 68.39; Mainelli Wagner & Assoc, services etc, 75731.81; Martin Marietta Materials, gravel etc, 339.16; Marxsen Sand and Gravel, gravel, 6026.65; Matteo Sand & Gravel Co Inc, gravel, 2907.72; Medical Enterprises Inc, services, 67.00; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees – co shr, 2750.00; Midwest Diesel Inc, parts repairs, 530.74; Midwest Service & Sales Co, supplies, 46315.00; NMC Exchange, parts repairs, 9741.60; Norfolk Napa, parts, 134.05; Norfolk Oncall Employee Health, fees, 70.00; Norfolk Tarp & Awning, supplies, 198.20; OL Scheer Company dba Scheer’s Ace Hardware, supplies, 26.97; One Office Solution, supplies, 89.99; Prime Sanitation, services, 44.00; Ron’s Ag & Auto, parts, 35.00; S&S Willers Inc dba Pilger Sand & Gravel, gravel, 20336.09; Sparkum Inc, services, 1301.63; Spurville Motors, parts repairs, 556.00; Stanton Auto Parts, services etc, 1312.42; Stanton Co PPD, utilities, 802.05; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 54.91; Stanton Register & Printing Inc, printing, 82.80; Stanton Telecom Inc, services, 207.49; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 38.50; Teeco Inc, supplies, 45.20; Truck Center Co, supplies, 163.96; US Cellular, services, 103.96; Village Pilger, utilities, 95.90; Weldon Parts Inc, supplies, 788.01; West Point Design Inc, parts repairs, 5666.04; West Point Implement Inc, parts repairs, 2200.50; Zee Medical Service Co, supplies, 11.30;

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FUND - Ameritas Retirement, ret – co shr, 31.39; Farmers Coop, fuel etc, 131.24; Sanford Goshorn, meals etc, 78.67; IRS USA Tax Pymt, sec tax – co shr, 35.57; One Office Solution, supplies, 3.99; Stanton Telecom Inc, services, 2255.26;

 

INHERITANCE TAX FUND - Stanton Co PPD, tower, 133.50; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 13.95;

 

EMERGENCY 911 FUND - City  Norfolk, dispatching, 5715.23; Stanton Telecom Inc, services, 73.23;

 

Total aggregate salaries of all county employees $138,495.76.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Weatherholt to adjourn and set the next meeting for June 20, 2016 at 8:15 AM and set the fiscal year meeting for June 27, 2016 at 8:15 AM.

 

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

 

/s/ Jerry Weatherholt, Chairman, Board of Commissioners, Stanton County, Nebraska

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

 

 

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BOARD OF EQUALIZATION PROCEEDINGS – April 18, 2016

(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 18, 2016 at 8:00 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

            Present upon roll call were:  David Gutshall, Dennis Kment and Jerry Weatherholt, 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 6, 2016, 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 Weatherholt, 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 Kment, seconded by Gutshall to approve the agenda.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to approve the minutes of March 21, 2016 meeting.

 

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

 

            The following correspondence was received:  Chad Waldow, Stanton Co PPD – letter of protest to property taxation. 

 

            Doug Oertwich joined the meeting.

 

            Discussion held on the letter of protest of the Notice of Taxable Status on the following property located in Pt SW NE 6-23-1 Elkhorn Precinct (4.30 ac).  Cheryl explained to the county board and Doug Oertwich, Stanton Co PPD Board member, the classification of public property, potential use and taxation.  Political subdivisions may protest the determination of the county assessor that property is not used for public purpose to the county board of equalization on or before April 1st.  The board of Equalization reviewed the Letter of Protest to the land being subject to property taxation for the tax year 2016.  The letter was received and filed in the Stanton County Clerk’s office on April 4, 2016 at 2:20 PM.  According to Nebraska State Statute 77-202.12 (2) any protest must be filed with the county board of equalization on or before April 1. 

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Weatherholt to deny the request for the reason it was not filed in a timely manner.

 

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

 

            Cheryl advised the board that there were no corrections sheets needing approval.

 

            Cheryl submitted a list of Over, Under and Omitted Values of Property within Stanton County.  She explained the updates and/or changes to the listed properties.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to approve the list of Over, Under and Omitted Values and allow the County Assessor to adjust the tax rolls.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to adjourn and set the next meeting for May 16, 2016 at 8:00 AM.

 

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

 

/s/ Jerry Weatherholt, Chairman, Board of Equalization, Stanton County, Nebraska

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

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COMMISSIONER’S PROCEEDINGS – April 18, 2016

(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 18, 2016 at 8:15 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

            Present upon roll call were:  David Gutshall, Dennis Kment and Jerry Weatherholt, 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 6, 2016, 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 Weatherholt, 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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

            Motion made by Weatherholt, seconded by Kment to approve the minutes of March 21, 2016 meeting.

 

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

 

 

            The following correspondence was reviewed and placed on file:  Mark, Representative of Transcanada – maintenance work near 824/563 June-July; NIRMA Safety shorts – Vol.4 No.4; NE Nebraska Solid Waste Coalition – landfill Site Observations – March; NE Economic Development – notice meeting       

 

            The 2015-2016 Audit was filed in the County Clerk’s office.  A copy was given to board of commissioners for review.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to continue the appointment of the county representative to the County Health Dept board and the non-elected representative to the NE Nebraska Economic Development tabled from January 7, 2016, until the May 16, 2016 meeting.

 

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

 

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

 

RESOLUTION No. 2016.04 – 016:

 

            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. 41248; Expiration Date 5-16-2016; $2,000,000.00

 

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

            Dated this 18th day of April, 2016.

                                                                                                Board of Commissioners

                                                                                                Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                                /s/ Jerry Weatherholt

                                                                                                /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                                /s/ Dennis Kment

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann

            Stanton County Clerk  [seal]

 

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

 

            The sewer issue at the Extension building tabled from the March meeting was discussed.  The sewer pipes have frozen and present a problem because there is no cleanout from the current cleanout to the street.  It is suggested to put in a second cleanout going to the street. 

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to direct the chairman to make arrangements to have a second cleanout installed near the extension building located at the fairgrounds.

 

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

 

            The custodian applications/proposals received were reviewed by the board.  The part time custodial position will be 20-25 hours per week with retirement benefits, flexible hours and no health insurance offered.  The custodial duties are within the courthouse and off site at the extension building located at the fairgrounds.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Weatherholt to offer the position to Ryan Wehrle to begin May 2, 2016.

 

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

 

            Mike Unger, County Sheriff, joined the meeting to discuss the Interlocal Agreement contract for Law Enforcement Service between the City of Stanton and Stanton County.  Mike advised the board that the city voted in favor of the agreement at the April 5, 2016 City Council meeting.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Weatherholt to enter into the Interlocal Agreement Contract for Law Enforcement Services from July 1, 2016 through December 11, 2017.

 

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

 

. . . . . . . . . . . .

Interlocal Agreement Contract for Law Enforcement Services

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

. . . . . . . . . . . .

 

            Howard Hansen joined the meeting and discussed the possible removal of trees within the road right-of ways.

 

            Melissa Nemec, Assistant Health Director Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department joined the meeting.  Melissa advised the board of the programs and services provided to local businesses and residents of Burt, Cuming, Madison and Stanton Counties.  The community health improvement plan priorities are obesity, behavioral health, prevention and risky behaviors.  Also presented for review was the 2015 Annual Report.

 

            Documents received from DA Davidson of the Preliminary Official Statement (POS) for the Series 2016 Highway Allocation Fund Pledge and Refunding Bonds were reviewed.  The POS needs to be deemed final by the County for purposes of Rule 15c2-12 of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to deem final the POS contingent on follow up telephone call to Mr. Grieger.

 

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

 

            Commissioner Gutshall advised the board of a snow removal issue along industrial highway.  Nucor, NIM and Louis Dryfus were not satisfied with the service provided by Madison and Stanton Counties.  A proposed solution of an interlocal agreement between Nucor, NIM, Louise Dryfus, Madison County and Stanton County was discussed.  Additional discussion and information on any proposed agreement to be obtained before action is taken.

 

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

 

            Chairman Weatherholt opened the hearing at 9:35 AM on the Residential Use Permit application of Doug Oertwich to construct a residence on property located in Pt SW SW 9-23-3.  Doug Oertwich appeared for the hearing.  Application was reviewed with the board.

 

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

 

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

 

            Motion made by Weatherholt, seconded by Kment to approve the Residential Use Permit application of Doug Oertwich to construct a residence on property located in Pt SW SW 9-23-3, as per the Planning Commission recommendations.

 

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

 

            Chairman Weatherholt opened the hearing at 9:40 AM on the Conditional Use Permit (CUP) application of Kevin Jindra for a hog facility on property located in the SE 15-22-3.  Kevin Jindra and Andy Schoelting, Nutrient advisor, appeared for the hearing.  LaLene advised the board that Mr. Jindra had received a CUP in 2002 with the condition to construct 4 hog facilities and only 3 facilities were constructed.  Mr. Jindra wishes to add the 4th building.  The previous 2002 CUP was to be reviewed for renewal in 20 years.  The recommendations of the Planning Commission were reviewed with Mr. Jindra and Mr. Schoelting.  Condition No.1 was revised to indicate 1) The most recent and any required manure easements and/or DEQ manure management plan be available to need to be filed with the Stanton County Zoning Administrator.

 

            Motion made by Weatherholt, seconded by Kment to close the hearing.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Weatherholt, seconded by Kment to approve the Conditional Use Permit of Kevin Jindra for a hog facility on property located in the SE 15-22-3, with revised condition no.1 and remaining conditions no.2-14, as per the Planning Commission recommendations.

 

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

 

            The lot split application of Sam Burtwistle to split 5.75 acres from property located in the NW SW 25-24-2 was reviewed.

 

            Motion made by Weatherholt, seconded by Kment to approve the Burtwistle lot split located in the NW SW 25-24-2, as per Planning Commission recommendations.

 

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

 

            LaLene discussed other zoning issues within the county.  She also advised the board of the progress on the update to the comprehensive plan for the county.

 

            W. Bert Lammli, Stanton County Attorney, joined the meeting.  Discussion held on the county issues.

 

            Mark Mainelli, Highway Consultant, joined the meeting.

 

            The applications for undercrossing county roads or occupying a county road right-of-ways with a 8” steel line received from Black Hills Energy were reviewed.  Paul Dodson, senior engineer of Black Hills Energy was present to answer any questions about the applications.  Discussion held with Mr. Dodson on the type of crossing to be made and on the condition that damages to the county road right of ways would be repaired to its original condition.  The applications cover road right-of-ways across sections 13-18, township 24, range 3 east; sections 13-18, township 24, range 2 east and sections 13-16, township 24, range 1 east.  The roads to be crossed are 844 Rd, 560 Ave through 564 Ave in range 1 east; 564 Ave through 570 Ave and Ridge Rd in range 2 east; and 570 Ave through 575 Ave in range 3 east.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to approve the applications for undercrossing county road right-of-ways with the condition that if the road right-of-ways are not returned to its original condition the cost for repairs to fix the damages will be billed to the contractor and applicant.

 

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

 

            The application for undercrossing a county road or occupying a county road right-of-way received from Melvern Horst to cross 570 Ave with a 3” electrical line located between section 19-23-3 and 24-23-2 was reviewed.

 

            Motion made by Weatherholt, seconded by Kment to approve the application for undercrossing county road or occupying a county road right-of-way with the condition that if the road right-of-way is not returned to its original condition the cost for repairs to fix the damages will be billed to the contractor, land owner and applicant.

 

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

 

            Discussion held on the new road regulations, bridge projects, culvert projects and concrete projects.

 

            Appearing for the gravel bid letting were representatives of Kroeger Sand & Gravel, Matteo Sand & Gravel and S&S Willers Inc of Pilger.  No other representatives appeared.

 

            Gravel bid letting was held at 10:45 AM.  Bids were received from the following:  Stalp Gravel Co Inc, West Point NE (letter of pit rate); Matteo Sand & Gravel, Norfolk NE; Arps Gravel & Concrete Inc, Fremont NE; S&S Willers Inc dba Pilger Sand & Gravel, Pilger NE; Kroeger Sand & Gravel, Schuyler NE

 

            The chairman opened the sealed bids and read them aloud.  Discussion was held on bids received.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment 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, Kment and Weatherholt.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Ty Craig and Tyler Clifford, representatives of Colonial Life, appeared before the board and presented information that their company has to offer to county employees.  Informational pamphlets were provided to be given to employees to see if interested.

 

            Appearing to discuss the 837 Rd bridge issue previously discussed at the January 19, 2016 meeting were: Josh Cole, Trisha Cole, Jeanette Throckmorton, Shad Pohlman, Jim Clark, Larry Clark and Reta Clark.  The proposed route that follows the creek along the west side will be an unsurfaced local road.  An environmental study will be made after May 1, 2016.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall, to approve for the month of March the Documentary Stamp Tax, co shr in the amount of $3,594.14; County Clerk fees in the amount of $3,034.98; P&M Fund fees in the amount of $496.50; Game and Parks Agent fees in the amount of $19.00; Misc Copy fees in the amount of $16.50; Clerk of the District Court fees in the amount of $216.25; Passport fees in the amount of $150.00; County Treasurer’s receipt of money received numbered 00017829 – 00017889, inclusive in the amount of $627,764.40; County Sheriff’s 1st Quarter report (Jan,Feb,Mar) and place them on file.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, 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 - Ameritas Retirement, ret–co shr, 6275.15; Appeara, supplies, 47.90; Avera Medical Group, services, 120.00; Kim Bearnes, meals etc, 107.36; Shawn Beaudette, services, 103.00; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 247.40; Donna Bloom, supplies, 15.97; Blue Cross/Blue Shield, ins–co shr, 22455.29; Carney Law PC, fees, 737.75; Gary Carson, mileage, 25.92; Copple Insurance Agency Inc, insurance, 4235.36; Cornhusker Auto Center, services, 1515.97; Deets Homestore, office furniture, 539.76; Martha Detlefsen, prior service, 12.00; Robin Dolesh, services etc, 26.88; Eakes Office Solutions, supplies, 55.96; Egley Fullner Montag & Hockabout, services, 75.00; Election Systems & Software Inc, supplies etc, 6873.29; Emmett’s Foodtown, supplies, 11.14; Engelhardt TV & Communications Inc, services, 116.00; Ewalt Law Office PC LLO, atty fees, 2163.00; Farm & Home Publishers LTD, plat books, 1050.00; Farmers Coop, fuel, 1017.57; First Concord Benefits Group, flex benefits, 50.00; First Nebraska Bank, payment, 15000.00; Ann Flood, services, 50.00; Floor Maintenance & Supply Co, supplies, 85.17; Francotyp-Postalia Inc, postage, 396.00; Donald Frank, services etc, 24.72; Gene Steffy, vehicle, 25938.00; Intoximeters Inc, supplies, 125.25; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax–co shr, 6861.68; Todd Jochum, postage, 5.03; Johnson’s Inc, services, services, 598.29; Jones Automotive Inc, equipment, 794.80; Mike Kabes, services etc, 55.92; William E Kaiser, services, 4200.00; Kuehn’s Auto Body Inc, services, 2000.00; Gerald Kuhn, services etc, 54.84; Russell Kumm, services etc, 40.80; W Bert Lammli, office allow, 811.00; Law Enforcement Systems Inc, supplies, 78.00; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, fuel etc, 162.46; Madison Co Crt, fees, 7.25; Madison Natl Life Ins Co, ins–co shr, 167.69; Marvin Planning Consultants, fees, 1100.00; Delbert Mendlik, services, 450.00; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees, 3837.00; Midwest Special Services Inc, services, 381.00; MIPS Inc, services, 2623.30; Morrow Davies & Toelle PC, fees, 8700.00; Natl Assn Co Treas & Finc Office, workshop, 150.00; Nebraska Assn Co Officials, dues, 255.00; Nebraska Assn Co Treas, workshop, 115.00; Lavern R Newkirk, prior service, 17.00; Douglas Oertwich, mileage etc, 49.44; Valorie R Olson, services, 50.00; One Office Solution, supplies, 1633.96; Osmond Pharmacy, services, 208.38; Pierce Co Shf Dept, boarding, 2225.00; Pilger Library, supplies, 538.96; Power Computing Inc, services, 328.50; Prime Sanitation Service, trash removal, 39.75; Pro-Vision Inc, services, 164.66; Region IV Inc, payment, 1874.50; Rita Roenfeldt, prior services, 20.00; See Store 1 LLC (Gene’s Roadrunner), fuel, 851.01; Ken Shriver, services etc, 54.84; Sioux Sales Co, equipment, 233.40; Darin J Schneider dba Spectrum Graphics, services, 156.00; Stanton Auto Parts, services, 160.00; Stanton Co Clerk, postage, 9.26; Stanton Clerk Dist Crt, fees, 139.00; Stanton Co Crt, fees, 105.00; Stanton Co Imprest Acct, fees, 20.00; Stanton Co PPD, utilities, 1179.44; Stanton Register & Printing Inc, printing, 3043.31; Stanton Telecom, services, 1670.12; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 108.75; State Nebraska As Central Services, fees, 13.00; Stephens Peck Inc, supplies, 85.00; Michael Sullivan Counseling, services, 50.00; Justin Gurnsey dba TEC Elec, services, 50.00; Teeco Inc, supplies, 132.65; Tri-State Binders, supplies etc, 1790.00; UNL ITS Comm Center, service, 46.02; Visa Card Services, supplies, 224.24; Mark Wieman, meals etc, 73.20; Wolf’s Den, meals, 26.00; Sandra Zoubek Co Treas, fees transfer etc, 505052.30;

 

ROAD FUND – 2K Trucking Inc, services, 1396.23; ABC Mobile Storage, supplies, 260.00; Ameritas Retirement, ret–co shr, 2829.43; Appeara, towel service, 32.90; ATCO Intl, supplies, 2412.00; B’s Enterprises Inc, supplies, 2400.00; B&A’s Welding, supplies, 1122.35; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 122.58; Blue Cross Blue Shield, ins–co shr, 11311.60; Boelter Farm Repair LLC, services, 11234.23; Bok Financial, payment, 15790.00; Bomgaars, supplies, 127.37; Caterpillar Finc Svs Corp, equipment, 1941.30; Century Link, services, 52.51; Janice Coates, prior service, 17.00; Cornhusker Intl Trucks Inc, services, 3595.95; Doernemann Farm Service Inc, services, 40.37; Eastern Nebraska Trailer Repair Inc, services, 669.34; Eisenmann Supplies Inc, supplies, 35.00; Farmers Coop, fuel etc, 9784.38; Green Line Equip, services, 40.92; Heartland Fire Prot Co, services, 145.25; Heckman Top & Body Company Inc, 87.50; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax–co shr, 3329.91, Island Supply Welding Co, supplies, 79.47; Johnson Sand and Gravel Co Inc, gravel etc, 1674.57; Kimball Midwest, supplies, 373.60; Knife River Midwest LLC, services, 3619.00; LG Everist Inc, supplies, 1106.24; Leigh Motor Service, services, 84.00; Love Signs, supplies, 60.00; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, fuel etc, 6055.27; Madison Natl Life Ins Co, ins–co shr, 66.52; Mainelli Wagner & Assoc, services etc, 1100.00; Martin Marietta Materials, supplies, 10479.30; Marxsen Sand and Gravel, gravel etc, 6592.95; Menards, supplies, 172.57; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees–co shr, 1500.00; Mid-State Engineering & Testing, services, 455.00; Midwest Diesel Inc, parts, 71.78; NMC Exchange, supplies, 3496.94; Norfolk Auto Center, parts, 98.92; Norfolk Napa, parts, 4.89; Pettitt Plbg & Htg & A/C Inc, services, 944.37; Prime Sanitation, services, 44.00; Road Builders Machinery & Supply Co, services, 3263.71; Ron’s Ag & Auto, services, 101.10; S&S Willers Inc dba Pilger Sand & Gravel, gravel etc, 10281.48; Stanton Auto Parts, service etc, 1463.27; Stanton Co PPD, utilities, 948.17; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 115.53; Stanton Register & Printing Inc, printing, 405.51; Stanton Telecom Inc, services, 209.99; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 38.50; Teeco Inc, supplies, 10.00; US Cellular, services, 104.03; Village Pilger, utilities, 126.52; Village Pilger, land purchase, 37350.00; Weldon Parts Inc, services, 147.27; Wisner Plumbing Heating & Air LLC, services, 75.62; Sandra Zoubek Co Treas, fees, 10.00;

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FUND – Ameritas Retirement, ret–co shr, 17.89; Farmers Coop, fuel etc, 102.63; Sanford Goshorn, meals etc, 51.42; IRS USA Tax Pymt, sec tax–co shr, 20.27;

 

PRESERVATION & MODERNIZATION FUND – Tri-State Binders, services etc, 4033.00;

 

INHERITANCE TAX FUND – Stanton Co PPD, tower, 145.06;

 

EMERGENCY 911 FUND – City of Norfolk, dispatching, 5715.23; Stanton Telecom Inc, services, 73.23;

 

Total aggregate salaries of all county employees:  $135,169.44.

 

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

 

Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Weatherholt to adjourn and set the next meeting for May 16, 2016 at 8:15 AM.

 

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

 

/s/ Jerry Weatherholt, Chairman, Board of Commissioners, Stanton County, Nebraska

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

 

 

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BOARD OF EQUALIZATION PROCEEDINGS – March 21, 2016
(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 21, 2016 at 8:00 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

            Present upon roll call were:  David Gutshall, Dennis Kment and Jerry Weatherholt, 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 9, 2016, 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 Weatherholt, 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 Kment, seconded by Gutshall to approve the agenda.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to approve the minutes of February 16, 2016 meeting.

 

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

 

            Cheryl presented and explained the correction sheets for the month.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to approve and authorize the chairman to sign the correction sheets numbered 35 – 36 and place them on file.

 

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

 

            Cheryl submitted a list of Over, Under and Omitted Values of Property within Stanton County.  She explained the updates and/or changes to the listed properties.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to approve the list of Over, Under and Omitted Values and allow the County Assessor to adjust the tax rolls.

 

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

 

            Doug Oertwich joined the meeting.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to adjourn and set the next meeting for April 18, 2016 at 8:00 AM.

 

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

 

/s/ Jerry Weatherholt, Chairman, Board of Equalization, Stanton County, Nebraska
Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

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COMMISSIONER’S PROCEEDINGS – March 21, 2016
(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 21, 2016 at 8:15 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

            Present upon roll call were:  David Gutshall, Dennis Kment and Jerry Weatherholt, 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 9, 2016, 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 Weatherholt, 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 Kment, seconded by Gutshall to approve the agenda.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Weatherholt, seconded by Gutshall to approve the minutes of February 16, 2016 and Special Meeting February 18, 2016 meeting.

 

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

 

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

 

            Cheryl Wolverton, County Assessor, and Sandy Zoubek, County Treasurer, joined the meeting.

 

            The following correspondence was reviewed and placed on file:  Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects – unlicensed engineer, etc; Pam Anderson, Norfolk – potholes Woodland Park entrance; Marx Distribution Inc, Sioux City IA – dust control agent permission; NIRMA Safety Shorts – Vol.4 No.3; Walter Rutherford, NDOR – C8433010 POA; Nebraska Emerg Mngmt Agcy – county LEOP 2016 revision; Stanton Co Emerg Mngmt – LEOP response letter; TMS International LLC (formerly Tube City) – notification of name change; Nebraska State Hwy Comm – NDOR Dist 3 Program Hearing notification; NE Nebraska Solid Waste Coalition – landfill site observations; NE Nebraska Econ Dev Dist – notice of meeting Mar 28, 2016.

 

            The following correspondence received will be continued until the April 18, 2016 meeting: Stanton Extension Office – sewer issues.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Weatherholt to continue the appointment of the county representative to the County Health Dept Board and the non-elected representative to the NE Nebraska Economic Development tabled from January 7, 2016, until the April 18, 2016 meeting.

 

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

 

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

 

RESOLUTION No. 2016.03 – 015:

 

            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: 

David City NE Go Unltd, No. 238554DG1, Due 8/15/2024, 2.8%, $130,000.00

 

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

            Dated this 21st day of March, 2016.

                                                                                                Board of Commissioners
                                                                                                Stanton County, Nebraska
                                                                                                /s/ Jerry Weatherholt
                                                                                                /s/ David Gutshall
                                                                                                /s/ Dennis Kment

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

 

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

 

            Mike Unger, County Sheriff, and Melissa Vogel joined the meeting.

 

            General discussion held on the law enforcement interlocal agreement with the City of Stanton.  A new draft of the agreement will be drawn up for a 1 year term at the current compensation.  Said agreement will be reviewed by the Board of Commissioners before approval.

 

            Mike also discussed with the board the option of hiring an additional deputy with the elimination of 2 part time deputies.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Weatherholt to authorize the hiring of an additional deputy on the anticipation of the interlocal law enforcement agreement with the City of Stanton and the elimination of 2 part time deputies.

 

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

 

            Sandy Zoubek, County Treasurer, advised the Board of Commissioners of an old safe in her possession that is no longer used by her department.  She was inquiring whether the safe could be donated to the historical society, sold or deposed of.  The historical society will be contacted to see if they are interested in obtaining the safe.  Matter set aside until Sanford Goshorn joins the meeting.

 

            Howard Hansen joined the meeting.  He expressed concerns with over usage of county roads by trucks hauling manure, etc.

 

            Bids were opened for the lawn care at the Courthouse as follows:  Tyler Cadwallader – Stanton, $65.00 per mowing once a week and Mark Miller dba Mark’s Mowing – Stanton, $65.00 per mowing every 10 days.  The board reviewed and discussed all the bids received.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Weatherholt to accept the bid of Mark Miller, dba Mark’s Mowing of Stanton, Nebraska in the amount of $65.00 per mowing every 10 days.  This would include mowing, trimming, picking up limbs and debris and hauling all clippings and debris from the courthouse site.

 

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

 

            Bids were opened for the lawn maintenance at the Courthouse as follows:  Jack Scherer LLC – Stanton, $780.55. The Board reviewed and discussed the bid received for lawn maintenance. 

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded Gutshall to accept the bid of Jack Scherer LLC for lawn maintenance in the estimated amount of $780.55.  This bid includes early spring application, pre-emergent, bug control with fertilizer, late summer application, late fall application and power raking the lawn.

 

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

 

            Discussion held on the lawn maintenance surrounding the county extension office building located on the Stanton County Fairgrounds.  Lawn maintenance is provided by Jack Scherer LLC, Stanton Nebraska.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded Gutshall that the cost of lawn maintenance provided by Jack Scherer in the estimated amount of $255.27 be paid through the Miscellaneous General Fund.

 

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

 

            Discussion held on the Stanton Fair Board’s request for payment to First Nebraska Bank in the amount of $15,000.  These payments are to help finance projects at the fairgrounds.  Mr. Weatherholt will inquire the terms of the payments through First Nebraska Bank.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Weatherholt to submit the request of payment through the claim process of the county.

 

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

 

            The purchase agreement between the Village of Pilger and the County of Stanton and the environmental protection report were reviewed by the board of commissioners.  The Village of Pilger is agreeing to sell Lot 2, Wells’ Addition to the Village of Pilger to Stanton County for the purchase price of $37,350.00.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Weatherholt to proceed with the purchase agreement for Lot 2 Wells’ Addition to the Village of Pilger for the amount of $37,350.00.

 

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

 

. . . . . . . . . .

Purchase Agreement

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

. . . . . . . . . .

 

            Sanford Goshorn, historical society representative, joined the meeting.  The board resumed the discussion on the possible donation of the county treasurer’s safe to the historical society.  Sanford advised the board that the historical society in Stanton does not want the safe but the historical society in Pilger is interested in the safe.  The old safe is to be donated to the Pilger Historical Society.

 

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

 

            Chairman Weatherholt opened the hearing at 9:45 AM on the Residential Use Permit application of Rolling R LLC/Raatz to construct a residence on property located in Pt S½ SW 26-24-1.  Karen Raatz appeared for the hearing.  LaLene advised the board that a waiver of density has been received from Dr. O’Neal.  The application was reviewed with the board.

 

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

 

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

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Weatherholt to approve the Residential Use Permit application of Rolling R LLC/Raatz to construct a residence on property located in Pt S½ SW 26-24-1, as per the Planning Commission recommendations.

 

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

 

            Chairman Weatherholt opened the hearing at 9:55 AM on the Residential Use Permit application of James Langemeier to replace a residence on property located in Pt S½ SE 19-22-3.  No one appeared for the hearing.  LaLene reviewed the application with the board.

 

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

 

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

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Weatherholt to approve the Residential Use Permit application of James Langemeier to replace a residence on property located in Pt S½ SE 19-22-3, as per the Planning commission recommendations.

 

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

 

            Lot split information was mailed to the Commissioners in advance, but was inadvertently omitted from the agenda.

 

            LaLene presented and explained the Vacation of Plat Lot 2 Wurdinger’s Lot Split located in the SE SE 6-24-2 previously approved by the board.  The reason for vacating is to allow a new lot split to be filed with Lot 2 to be part of the new lot split.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to vacate Lot 2 Wurdinger’s Lot Split located in the SE SE 6-24-2, as per Planning Commission recommendations.

 

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

 

            The lot split application of Deloris A. Wurdinger to split land located in the S½ NW, Pt SW and SW SE 6-24-2 was reviewed.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Weatherholt to approve the Deloris A. Wurdinger’s lot split application to split land located in the S½ NE, Pt SW and SW SE 6-24-2, as per Planning Commission recommendations.

 

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

 

            Jim Schmit joined the meeting to discuss his revised proposed subdivision located in Pt SW 17-24-1.  Mr. Schmit’s proposed subdivision will have 8 lots with entrance access points along N Eastwood St and lots 9 and 10 will be removed from development.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to allow the development of lots 1 through 8 along N Eastwood St with 4 access points and remove lots 9 and 10 from the future development.

 

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

 

            Mark Mainelli, Highway Consultant, joined the meeting.

 

            Applications for undercrossing a county road or occupying a county road right-of-way were reviewed:  1)  Gerald Ridder of Madison NE to cross 831 Rd with an 8” water line located on the south road of 18-22-1.  Waivers/Permission to occupy properties was received from Jayne Modlin, Debra Sharrick and Ellen Nathan.  2)  Great Plains Communications Inc, Blair NE to cross 842 Rd between 559 and 563 Ave with a 1” fiber optic line in 26,27,28,29-24-1.  3)  Qwest Corporation dba CenturyLink QC of Omaha NE to cross 824 Rd with a 1” copper line in 24/25-21-3.  Applications were reviewed and discussion held on damages beyond normal conditions.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to approve the applications for undercrossing a county road or occupying a county road right-of-way with the following condition: If the county road right-of-way is not returned to its original condition the cost for repairs to fix the damages will be billed to the contractor, land owner and applicant.

 

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

 

            Steve Svatora, representative of Midwest Service and Sales co, joined the meeting.

 

            Discussion held on bridge issues, road projects and Pilger shop site.

 

            Various representatives of bidders joined the meeting.

 

            Bid Letting for Stanton Southeast C-84(286) concrete deck slab bridge was held at 11:00 AM.

 

            Sealed bids received were opened and read aloud as follows:

Midwest Underground Inc or Lincoln NE, $454,678.00, Start: Apr 3, 2017, End: June 6, 2017;
Theisen Construction Inc of Norfolk NE, $396,784.60, Start: Sept 19, 2016, End: Nov 21, 2016;
Simon Contractors of N Platte NE, $559,796.00, Start: Oct 16, 2016, End: Dec 20, 2016;
K2 Construction of Lincoln NE, $644,273.00, Start: Fall 2016, End: Dec 20, 2016

 

Bids were reviewed by the board.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Weatherholt to accept the bid of Theisen Construction Inc of Norfolk NE in the amount of $382,389.10 (original bid of $396,784.60, less $14,395.50 for items 1-4, 1-11, 1-12, 1-13 and 1-14) and authorize the chairman to sign the necessary paperwork when received.

 

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

 

            Bid Letting for Stanton Southeast C-84(179) construction concrete box culvert was held at 11:15 AM.

 

            Sealed bids received were opened and read aloud as follows:

A&R Construction Co or Plainview NE, $346,106.70, Start: Sept 2016, End: Nov 2016
K2 Construction of Lincoln NE, $384,174.50, Start: Aug 2016, End: Dec 2016
Robert Woehler & Sons Construction Inc of Wayne NE, $348,100.00, Start: Aug 15, 2016, End: Dec 20, 2016

 

Bids will be reviewed for accuracy before accepting.  Set aside temporarily to open bids for other projects.

 

            Bid Letting for Woodland Park Paving C-84(372) construction bid proposal was held at 11:20 AM.

 

            Sealed bids received were opened and read aloud as follows:

Gehring Construction & Ready Mix Co Inc of Columbus NE, $757,584.67, Start: Aug 22, 2016, End: Nov 18, 2016
A&R Construction Co of Plainview NE, $713,413.94, Start: Apr 2017, end: June 2017
Elkhorn Paving Construction Co of Norfolk NE, $715,114.58, Start: Sept 1, 2016, End: Nov 30, 2016
Steve Harris Construction Inc of Homer NE, $750,202.56; Start: Aug 1, 2016, End: Nov 30, 2016

 

Bids will be reviewed for accuracy before accepting.  Set aside temporarily to open a bid for another project.

 

            Bid Letting for Stanton County 2016 Asphalt C-84(338) and C-84(380) construction bid proposal was held at 11:25 AM.

 

            Sealed bids received were opened and read aloud as follows:

Western Engineering Co Inc of Harlan IA 51537, Golf Course Rd C-84(338) $2,147,980.10, Start: July 11, 2016, End: Aug 27, 2016
and 845/560 Ave Overlay C-84(380), $335,912.97, Start: Aug 29, 2016, End: Sept 24, 2016 for a Total of $2,483.893.07;

OMG Midwest Co dba OMNI Engineering of Omaha NE, Golf Course Rd C-84(338) $2,162,693.68, Start: Aug 17, 2016, End: Nov 15, 2016
and 845/560 Ave Overlay C-84(380) $368,340.65, Start: Aug 17, 2016, End: Nov 15, 2016 for a Total of $2,531.034.33;

Knife River Midwest LLC of Sioux City IA, Golf Course Rd C-84(338) $2,231,629.50, Start: Sept 15, 2016, End: Nov 15, 2016
and 845/560 Ave Overlay C-84(380) $284,446.96, Start: Oct 15, 2016, End: Nov 15, 2106 for a Total of $2,516.076.46;

Werner Construction Inc of Hastings NE, Golf Course Rd C-84(338) $2,163,762.26, Start: Aug 15, 2016, End: Oct 15, 2016
and 845/560 Ave Overlay C-84(380) $338,559.47, Start: Oct 15, 2016, End: Nov 15, 2016 for a Total of $2,502,321.73;

Constructors Inc of Lincoln NE, Golf Course Rd C-84(338) $2,058,107.56, Start: Aug 17, 2016, End: Oct 15, 2016
and 845/560 Ave Overlay C-84(380) $305,153.25, Start: Oct 16, 2016, End Nov 15, 2016 for a Total of $2,363.260.81;

 

Bids were reviewed by the board.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Weatherholt to accept the bid of Constructors Inc of Lincoln NE in the amount of $2,363,260.81, contingent on math accuracy and authorize the chairman to sign the necessary paperwork when received.

           

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

 

            John Cisler, custodian, appeared before the board.  John informed the board that he intends to retire in the near future.  The board advised John that they will advertise for a replacement.  John said he would be willing to stay on and help with the transition and requested to receive a month’s notice before his final date.

 

            Dennis Maggart and Judd Allen, representatives of NACO Benefit Services, joined the meeting.  Discussion held on the renewal options for the county group health insurance.  Mr. Maggart advised the board that the current BluePride Option 301 plan is no longer offered.  The board reviewed a listing of comparable health insurance plans by BCBS NE, BCBS NE – NACO and United Healthcare.  BluePride Option 302 embedded health insurance plan is a comparable plan to the previous BluePride Option 301 aggregate.  The deductible will increase to $3,500 for individual and $7,000 family.  Premium rates will be composite instead of an age-rated.  There will be a 10.9% decrease in the average monthly premium.  Also discussed was the current HRA $1,500 contribution per employee for assistance with the health insurance deductible.  Due to the lower monthly premium and to assist employees with the higher deductible the possibility of contributing an additional amount to the Health reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) with Mid-American Benefits was discussed.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to renew the county group health insurance with NACO Benefits Services with the new BluePride Option 302 Embedded health insurance plan with a $3,500 deductible PPO plan for the 2016-2017 year 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 Weatherholt.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment that Stanton County will contribute an additional $1,000 (submitted on a 1/8 basis) per employee eligible for insurance coverage through the county health plan to the Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) managed by Mid-American Benefits for the remaining 2016 year to assist employees with the higher deductible and authorize the county clerk to sign the necessary paperwork.

 

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

 

            Mark Mainelli re-joined the meeting.  Discussion resumed on the bids received for the Stanton Southeast C-84(179) construction concrete box culvert and the Woodland Park Paving C-84(372) construction bid proposal.   

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Weatherholt to accept the bid of A&R Construction Co of Plainview NE for the Stanton Southeast C-84(179) construction concrete box culvert in the amount of $313,502.79 (original bid of $346,106.70 less $32,603.91 for items 1-15, 1-18, 1-19, 1-20 and 1-21) and authorize the chairman to sign the necessary paperwork when received.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to accept the bid of Elkhorn Paving Construction Co of Norfolk NE for the Woodland Park Paving C-84(372) construction bid proposal in the amount of $715,114.58 with a start date of Sept 1, 2016 and authorize the chairman to sign the necessary paperwork when received.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall, to approve for the month of February the Documentary Stamp Tax, co shr in the amount of $1,601.34; County Clerk fees in the amount of $1,833.18; P&M Fund fees in the amount of $303.00; Game and Parks Agent fees in the amount of $9.00; Misc Copy fees in the amount of $23.00; Clerk of the District Court fees in the amount of $36.03; Passport fees in the amount of $50.00; County Treasurer’s receipt of money received numbered 00017780 – 00017828, inclusive in the amount of $472,900.44; County Treasurer’s Notice of Closing of the Public Sale of Delinquent Real Estate Taxes of March 8, 2016; and place them on file.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, 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 – A to Z Vac N Sew, services, 8.95; Ameritas Retirement, ret–co shr, 6279.64; Appeara, towel service, 55.84; LaLene Bates, workshop, 22.42; Kim Bearnes, meals etc, 805.17; Shawn Beaudette, services, 103.00; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 447.84; Blue Cross/Blue Shield, ins–co shr, 24247.81; Gary Carson, meals etc, 54.00; Consolidated Mgmt Co, meals etc, 37.00; Cornhusker Auto Cntr, services, 86.94; Dataspec LLC, services, 399.00; Martha Detlefsen, prior service, 12.00; Drivers License Guide Co, supplies, 29.95; Dugan Business Forms, supplies, 1051.90; Eakes Office Solutions, supplies, 116.86; Egan Supply Co, repairs, 73.73; Environmental Systems Research Inst, services, 400.00; Ewalt Law Office PC LLO, atty fees, 2163.00; Fairfield Inn & Suites, lodging, 1099.45; Faith Regional Health Serv, services, 105.00; Farmers Coop, fuel, 659.42; First Concord Benefits Group, flex benefits, 50.00; Floor Maintenance & Supply Co, supplies, 301.72; Donald Frank, mileage, 177.12; John Grimes, LEPC reimb, 149.25; Wanda Heermann, supplies, 14.72; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax–co shr, 6885.62; Todd Jochum, supplies, 19.22; John E Reid & Assoc Inc, training, 500.00; Johnson’s Inc, boiler repair, 6164.36; Kuehn’s Auto Body Inc, repairs, 1000.00; Gerald Kuhn, mileage, 177.12; W Bert Lammli, office allow, 811.00; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, fuel etc, 1126.08; Madison Co Dist Crt, fees, 50.00; Madison Co Shf, services, 22.85, Madison Natl Life Ins Co, ins–co shr, 140.69; Marshall & Swift/Boeckh LLC, supplies, 634.20; Marvin Planning Consultants, fees, 1000.00; Menards, supplies, 37.99; Delbert Mendlik, snow removal, 600.00; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees, 3679.00; Midwest Special Serv Inc, services, 316.50; MIPS Inc, services etc, 2753.54; Kimberly Neiman, mileage, 204.66, Lavern R Newkirk, prior serv, 17.00, NPZA Secry/Treas, dues, 180.00; Douglas Oertwich, mileage etc, 190.32; One Office Solution, supplies, 1630.90; Overhead Door Co, services, 100.65; Pierce Co Shf Dept, boarding, 1600.00; Pilger Library, supplies, 354.95; Pollard Pumping Inc, services, 350.00; Power Computing Inc, services, 19.99; Prime Sanitation Serv, trash removal, 39.75; Region 4 Behavioral Health Sys, fees, 3379.00; Rita Roenfeldt, prior serv, 20.00; Schroeder Land Surveying, services, 374.00; Nebraska Secy State Elec Div, supplies, 10.00; See Store 1 LLC (Gene’s Roadrunner), fuel, 629.32; Stanton Co Crt, fees, 107.00; Stanton Co Imprest Acct, fees, 19.75; Stanton Co PPD, utilities, 1131.13; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 131.28; Stanton Register & Printing Inc, printing, 6.12; Stanton Telecom, services, 1826.56; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 108.75; Staples Credit Plan, supplies, 347.95; State Nebr As Central Serv, costs, 13.00; Teeco Inc, supplies, 119.65; Thomson Reuters West, supplies, 611.00; UNL ITS Comm Cntr, services, 46.02; Visa Card Serv, lodging, 347.46; Volkman Plb & Htg Inc, supplies, 217.37; Jerry Weatherholt, mileage, 191.14; Mark Wieman, meals, 15.14; Wisner News Chronicle, services, 60.72; Zee Medical Serv Co, supplies, 17.15; Sandra Zoubek Co Treas, fees, 20.00; Sandra Zoubek, meals etc, 209.17;

 

ROAD FUND – 2K Trucking Inc, services, 703.34; ABC Mobile Storage, rental, 130.00; Ameritas Retirement, ret–co shr, 2787.68; Appeara, towel service, 67.50; ARPS Gravel & Concrete Inc, gravel etc, 3360.77; ATCO Intl, supplies, 1195.27; B’s Enterprises Inc, grader blades etc, 3247.50; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 225.47; Blue Cross Blue Shield, ins–co shr, 11292.04; Bomgaars, supplies, 353.22; Caterpillar Finc Svs Corp, equip, 1941.30; Century Link, services, 52.50; Clarkson Plbg & Htg Inc, services etc, 76.95; Janice Coates, prior service, 17.00; Engelhardt TV & Comm Inc, services, 267.00; Farmer’s Coop, fuel etc, 7777.28; Green Line Equip, services, 414.85; Hoskins Mfg Co Inc, services etc, 1673.96; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax–co shr, 3328.68; Island Supply Welding Co, supplies, 299.17; Johnson Sand & Gravel Co Inc, gravel etc, 2177.65; Kimball Midwest, supplies, 400.00; LG Everist Inc, gravel etc, 1074.11; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, fuel etc, 4535.34; Madison Natl Life Ins Co, ins–co shr, 61.88; Mainelli Wagner & Assoc, services etc, 39059.85; Martin Marietta Materials, supplies, 780.07; Marxsen Sand & Gravel, gravel etc, 734.30; Medical Enterprises Inc, services, 67.00; Terry Mendlik, CDL reimb, 31.00; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees–co shr, 1375.00; Midwest Service & Sales Co, supplies, 1092.00; NMC Exchange, parts repairs, 6344.93; NMG LLC dba Norfolk Works, services, 37.00; Norfolk Daily News, publishing, 64.00; Norfolk Oncall Employee Health, fees, 70.00; Jim Ohlund, services, 171.50; Prime Sanitation, services, 44.00; Keith Rasmussen, pickup, 5000.00; Rons Ag & Auto Repair, services etc, 558.50; Rueter’s Red Power, services, 1396.00; S&S Willer’s Inc dba Pilger Sand & Gravel, gravel etc, 3174.10; Stanton Auto Parts, service etc, 685.21; Stanton Co PPD, utilities, 1502.05; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 63.02; Stanton Telecom Inc, services, 208.04; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 38.50; Teeco Inc, supplies, 32.20; US Cellular, services, 104.03; Village Pilger, utilities, 226.79; Weldon Parts Inc, parts repairs, 31.99; West Point Imp Inc, parts repairs, 574.80; Zee Medical Service Co, supplies, 148.86; Sandra Zoubek Co Treas, transfer funds, 250000.00;

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FUND – Ameritas Retirement, ret–co shr, 26.66; IRS USA Tax Pymt, co sec tax–co shr, 30.22; Farmer’s Coop, fuel etc, 133.53; Sanford Goshorn, meals etc, 114.82; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 31.47;

 

PRESERVATION & MODERNIZATION FUND – Tri-State Binders, services supplies, 3240.00;

 

INHERITANCE TAX FUND – Stanton Co PPD, tower, 139.50;

 

EMERGENCY 911 FUND – City of Norfolk, dispatching, 5715.23; Stanton Telecom Inc, services, 73.23;

 

Total aggregate salaries of all county employees $135,596.13.

 

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

 

Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Weatherholt to adjourn and set the next meeting for April 18, 2016 at 8:15 AM.

 

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

 

/s/ Jerry Weatherholt, Chairman, Board of Commissioners, Stanton County, Nebraska

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

 

 

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COMMISSIONER’S PROCEEDINGS – Special Meeting held jointly with City of Stanton – February 18, 2016

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

 

            A meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Stanton County, Nebraska and City of Stanton, Stanton, Nebraska was held in the open and public session on February 18, 2016 at 6:30 AM in the Stanton City Hall meeting room Stanton, Nebraska.

 

            Present upon roll call for the County of Stanton were:  David Gutshall and Jerry Weatherholt, Board of Commissioners.  Dennis Kment was absent.  Wanda Heermann, County Clerk was also present.  Present upon roll call for the City of Stanton were:  Kyle Voecks, Mayor; Ryan Kander, Nick Reese and Bill Schellen, Members of the Stanton City Council.  Also persent were:  Melissa Vogel, council nominee, Cory Locke, City Attorney and Nancy Morfeld, City Clerk.

 

            Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by posting 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 acknowledgment of posting such notice is attached to these minutes.

 

            Notice of the meeting was given in advance to the commissioners, 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.

 

            Present for the meeting were:  Mike Unger, County Sheriff, Todd Jochum, Deputy Sheriff, Dennis Patterson and Rolland Lorensen.

 

            Chairman Weatherholt opened the commissioners meeting.

 

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

 

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

 

            The meeting was called to order at 6:30 PM by Mayor Voecks, who announced that the open meetings laws are posted on the wall in the City Hall meeting room.  The mayor presided over the joint meeting to discuss the Law Enforcement Agreement between the County of Stanton and the City of Stanton.

 

            A draft copy of an Interlocal Agreement Contract for Law Enforcement Services was presented to the Board of Commissioners for review.  The revisions of the agreement discussed were:  the City of Stanton would prefer an annual contract which would need to be renewed each year and they would prefer to pay the entire compensation to the County of Stanton who in turn would pay the Sheriff for administration. 

 

            Sheriff Unger addressed the city council.  Pros and cons of the law enforcement contract were stated.  Mike presented a comparison of neighboring law enforcement agreements outlining the costs, services, etc.  To create a city police department the cost of items that will need to be considered would be: certified personnel, wages, insurance, uniforms, officer equipment, dispatching, office space, etc. 

 

            General discussion held on the interlocal agreement.  Cory Locke, City Attorney, addressed the revisions of the agreement with those present.  Mr. Locke also stated a possible creation of a Law Enforcement Entity to administer the agreement between the County of Stanton, City of Stanton and the County Sheriff.  The county attorney and city attorney will look into the development and legality.  

 

            Sheriff Unger stated the administration of the police department is an added responsibility and he feels he should be compensated for this service.

 

            Dave Gutshall, County Commissioner, stated his concern with the term of the agreement for one year and having to renew every year.  Mr. Gutshall also stated the cost of establishing a police department with staffing, office space, jail and dispatching would be a considerable cost to the city.

 

            Todd Jochum, Deputy Sheriff, discussed the relationships between the officers within their department and the department protocol.  

 

            Jerry Weatherholt, County Commissioner, stated the current agreement has been working and the sheriff’s office has done a good job within the city.

 

            Mr. Gutshall advised the City Council they would review the revised agreement with the County Attorney.

 

            Mayor Voecks adjourned the city meeting.

 

Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Weatherholt to adjourn the county board meeting to March 21, 2016 at 8:15 AM.

 

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

 

/s/ Jerry Weatherholt, Chairman, Board of Commissioners, Stanton County, Nebraska

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

 

 

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BOARD OF EQUALIZATION PROCEEDINGS – February 16, 2016

(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 16, 2016 at 8:00 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

            Present upon roll call were:  David Gutshall, Dennis Kment and Jerry Weatherholt, 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 3, 2016, 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 Weatherholt, 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 Kment to approve the agenda.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to approve the minutes of January 19, 2016 meeting.

 

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

 

            Cheryl presented and explained the correction sheets for the month.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to approve and authorize the chairman to sign the correction sheets numbering 31 to 34 and place them on file.

 

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

 

            The chairman opened the hearing at 8:10 AM on the Permissive Exemption Applications received by the assessor.  No one appeared for the hearing.  The applications received from qualified organizations were reviewed by the board.

 

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

 

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

 

            Motion made by Weatherholt, seconded by Gutshall to approve the Permissive Exemption Applications.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to adjourn and set the next meeting for March 21, 2016 at 8:00 AM.

 

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

 

/s/ Jerry Weatherholt, Chairman, Board of Equalization, Stanton County, Nebraska

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

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COMMISSIONER’S PROCEEDINGS – February 16, 2016

(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 16, 2016 at 8:15 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

            Present upon roll call were:  David Gutshall, Dennis Kment and Jerry Weatherholt, 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 3, 2016, 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 8:20 AM by Chairman Weatherholt, 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 Kment, seconded by Gutshall to approve the agenda.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Weatherholt to approve the minutes of January 19, 2016 meeting.

 

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

 

            The following correspondence was reviewed and placed on file:  Farmers Cooperative, Pilger – Patron Privacy Notice; Midwest Underground Inc, Lincoln – general contractor introduction; Sanford Goshorn, Stanton County Emerg MngmtProj 72 disaster 4183; NIRMA – Safety Shorts Vol4 No2; Sta-bilt Construction Co, Harland IA – 2016 construction season; BARCO Municipal Products Inc – mini price sheet; Kyle Schneweis, Director NDOR – Build Nebraska Act update; Kari Ruse, Transit Liaison Mngr NDOR – NDOR Mobility Mngmt Proj; NE Nebraska Solid Waste Coalition – landfill site observations; Nebraska Tourism Comm, Lincoln – county lodging tax; Larry Dix, NACO Director – Innovation Task Force, LB960

 

            The appointment of the county representative to the County Health Dept Board and the non-elected representative to the NE Nebraska Economic Development tabled from January 7, 2016, continued to February 16, 2016 will be continued to March 21, 2016 meeting.

 

            Sandy Zoubek, County Treasurer, joined the meeting to receive authorization to commence suit for delinquent personal property taxes.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Weatherholt to approve the following Resolution to authorize the County Treasurer to commence suit for delinquent personal property taxes:

 

RESOLUTION No. 2016.01 – 010:

 

            WHEREAS, upon the return of any distress warrant uncollected it shall be the duty of the County Treasurer, when directed so to do by the County Board, to commence suit and prosecute the same to judgment, and no property whatever shall be exempt from levy and sale upon process issued on such judgment as per N.S.S. 77-1722, and

 

            WHEREAS, the County Treasurer is requesting authorization to commence suit on delinquent personal property taxes and prosecute the same to judgment,

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Stanton County Board of Commissioners hereby authorizes the Stanton County Treasurer to commence suit and prosecute the same to judgment.

 

            Dated this 16th day of February, 2016.

                                                                                                Board of Commissioners

                                                                                                Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                                /s/ Jerry Weatherholt

                                                                                                /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                                /s/ Dennis Kment

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann

Stanton County Clerk  [seal]

 

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

 

            Anthony McPhillips, Veterans’ Service Officer, Mike Unger, County Sheriff, Todd Jochum, Deputy County Sheriff and Doug Oertwich joined the meeting.

 

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

 

RESOLUTION No. 2016.02 – 011:

 

            BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that BankFirst, Norfolk Nebraska hereby wishes to release the following security held in escrow to secure deposits of this county in said bank, to-wit: 

Cass Co NE Sch Dist 032, No. 148015CM0; Due 12/15/2024; $125,000.00

 

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

            Dated this 16th day of February, 2016.

                                                                                                Board of Commissioners

                                                                                                Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                                /s/ Jerry Weatherholt

                                                                                                /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                                /s/ Dennis Kment

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann

Stanton County Clerk  [seal]

 

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

 

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

 

RESOLUTION No. 2016.02 – 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. 20451PNF9; Due 2/21/2018, 1.5 %; $200,000.00

US Treas Note, No. 912828VE7; Due 5/31/2018, 1.0%; $200,000.00

 

            AND, that the release of the following security is also hereby approved: 

Federal Home Loan Bk, No. 313378RV5; Due 2/22/2016, 0.95%; $300,000.00

 

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

            Dated this 16th day of February, 2016.

                                                                                                Board of Commissioners

                                                                                                Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                                /s/ Jerry Weatherholt

                                                                                                /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                                /s/ Dennis Kment

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann

Stanton County Clerk  [seal]

 

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

 

            Anthony McPhillips, Veterans’ Service Officer, made a request to the Board to designate a parking spot in the front parking lot of the courthouse as a designated Veterans’ Parking spot.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to authorize Anthony to obtain and install a Veterans’ Parking spot sign in the front parking lot next to one of the handicap spots already designated.

 

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

 

            Mike Unger, County Sheriff, appeared to discuss the law enforcement interlocal agreement with the City of Stanton.  General discussion held on the agreement.  The City of Stanton has set a special meeting to be held on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 6:30 PM to discuss this issue with the County Board.

 

            Chairman Weatherholt opened a public hearing at 9:20 AM on the proposed increase to the 2015-2016 fiscal year budget for the Road/Bridge Fund.

 

            Advance notice of the hearing was published in the Stanton Register on February 10, 2016, a copy of the proof of publication being attached to these minutes. 

 

            The county clerk explained that the proposed budget change is necessary to call the 2011 Highway Allocations bonds and sell new bonds at a lower interest rate.         The proposed amendment will increase both the revenue and expenditures by $1,344,904.17, with additional revenue to be received from the proceeds of the new Highway Allocation Refunding bonds.  The proposed budget amendment is budget neutral and will not require an increase in property tax. 

 

            Doug Oertwich was present for the hearing.  No public comments were received prior to the hearing.

 

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

 

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

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to approve the following Resolution to amend the 2015-2016 fiscal year budget to reflect additional receipts and expenditures in the amount of $1,344,904.17 in the Road/Bridge Fund:

 

RESOLUTION No. 2016.02 – 013:

 

            WHEREAS, the Stanton County board of Commissioners authorized the refunding of the 2011 Road Allocations bonds and the issuance of the road Allocation refunding bonds at a lower interest rate, and

 

            WHEREAS, the Road/Bridge Fund budget authority, as adopted, is not adequate to provide the funding necessary to call the 2011 Highway Allocation Bond, and

 

            WHEREAS, it is anticipated that additional appropriations of $1,344,904.17 will be necessary in the Road/Bridge Fund to provide adequate funding necessary to call the 2011 Highway Allocation Bond, and

 

            WHEREAS, the additional appropriations will be paid by anticipated receipts from the proceeds of the sale of the Highway Allocation Refunding bonds, which will result in no net cost to Stanton County, and

 

            WHEREAS, a duly advertised public hearing was held as required by Section 13-511 Nebraska Revised Statutes,

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that additional budget authority in the amount of $1,344,904.17 is hereby granted in the Road/Bridge Fund, and

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the 2015-2016 fiscal year budget is hereby amended to reflect additional receipts and additional expenditures in the amount of $1,344,904.17 in the Road/Bridge Fund.

 

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

            Dated this 16th day of February, 2016.

                                                                                                Board of Commissioners

                                                                                                Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                                /s/ Jerry Weatherholt

                                                                                                /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                                /s/ Dennis Kment

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann

Stanton County Clerk  [seal]

 

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

 

            Motion made by Weatherholt, seconded by Kment to direct the county treasurer to deposit $2.5 million of the new bond proceeds received into the road Allocation Bond Fund for future expenditure in the next fiscal year.

 

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

 

            Mark Mainelli, Highway Consultant and LaLene Bates, Planning and Zoning Administrator, joined the meeting.

 

            LaLene updated the board on issues within the county.

 

            Chairman Weatherholt opened the hearing at 9:35 AM on the Highway Corridor Overlay application of Rolling R, LLC, on property located in Pt S½ SW 26-24-1.  Karen Raatz appeared for the hearing.  Ms. Raatz informed the board of the future plans for their property.