BOARD OF EQUALIZATION PROCEEDINGS – June 26, 2018

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

           

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

            Cheryl presented and explained the correction sheets for the month.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

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COMMISSIONER’S PROCEEDINGS – June 26, 2018

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

RESOLUTION No. 2018.06 – 024:

 

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

Stanton County
Resolution No. 2018.06 – 024

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

                                                           

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

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

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

 

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

 

. . . . . . . . . .

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

 

PROJECT NO. STP-NBIS (112)

CONTROL NO. 00990

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

 

Agreement No. BL1870

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

. . . . . . . . . .

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

 

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BOARD OF EQUALIZATION PROCEEDINGS – June 18, 2018

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

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COMMISSIONER’S PROCEEDINGS – June 18, 2018

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

            Mike Flood, representative of US92, joined the meeting.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

RESOLUTION No. 2018.06 – 020:

 

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

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

            Dated this 18th day of June 2018.

                                                                                                Board of Commissioners

                                                                                                Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                                /s/ Dennis Kment

                                                                                                /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                                /s/ Duane Rehak

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann

Stanton County Clerk    [seal]

 

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

 

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

 

RESOLUTION No. 2018.06 – 021:

 

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

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

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

            Dated this 18th day of June 2018.

                                                                                                Board of Commissioners

                                                                                                Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                                /s/ Dennis Kment

                                                                                                /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                                /s/ Duane Rehak

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann

Stanton County Clerk    [seal]

 

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

 

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

 

RESOLUTION No. 2018.06 – 022:

 

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

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

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

            Dated this 18th day of June 2018.

                                                                                                Board of Commissioners

                                                                                                Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                                /s/ Dennis Kment

                                                                                                /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                                /s/ Duane Rehak

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann

Stanton County Clerk    [seal]

 

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

 

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

 

RESOLUTION No. 2018.06 – 023:

 

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

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

            Dated this 18th day of June 2018.

                                                                                                Board of Commissioners

                                                                                                Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                                /s/ Dennis Kment

                                                                                                /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                                /s/ Duane Rehak

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann

Stanton County Clerk    [seal]

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Kment to approve the following Accounts Payable claims as presented, except to change the claim of NIRMA in the amount of $106,627.00 and approve the Payroll claims as presented and order checks drawn on the various funds as follows:

 

GENERAL FUND – 81 Auto Glass LLC, parts, 265.00; Advanced Correctional Healthcare, services, 234.02; Mark Albin, atty fees, 1445.48; Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr, 7811.58; Antelope Co Shf Dept, boarding, 1760.00; Antelope Mem Hospital, medical, 60.00; The Apothecary Shop, medical, 55.87; Appeara, supplies, 92.62; Kim Bearnes, phone, 30.00; Shawn Beaudette, services, 103.00; Joshua Bennett, mileage, 30.46; Big Red Printing Inc, supplies, 612.59; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 76.56; Blue Cross Blue Shield, ins-co shr, 30431.84; Card Services, supplies, 74.23; Century Lumber Center, building repair, 9973.11; Clerk Supreme Court, costs, 126.00; Conover Properties LLC, misc, 800.00; DAS State Acct, costs, 13.00; Martha Detlefsen, prior service, 12.00; Robin Dolesh, mileage etc, 53.98; Ryan Drahota, carpet cleaning, 460.00; Eakes Office Solutions, supplies, 685.46; Egley Fullner Montag & Hockabout, atty fees, 865.10; Election Board Members, salaries etc, 79.63; Emmett’s Foodtown, supplies, 11.56; Election Sys & Software Inc, supplies, 2181.02; Engelhardt TV & Comm Inc, equip, 1100.00; Ewalt Law Office PC LLO, atty fees, 2316.57; Farmer’s Coop, fuel, 2226.91; First Concord Benefits Group, flex benefits, 50.00; Flooring Solutions, building repair, 1574.20; Judy Funk, mileage etc, 46.35; Tammy Furstenau, landscaping, 250.00; Galls, supplies, 77.56; Gaylord Opryland Convention Center, travel exp, 784.48; GIS Workshop, consulting fee, 3605.00; Jeremy Goeken, meals, 14.71; Sanford  Goshorn, first aid supplies, 877.84; Grafix Shoppe, supplies, 996.00; Hampton, lodging, 128.08; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 8522.68; Jack Scherer LLC, grounds care, 499.04; Mike Kabes, mileage etc, 111.49; Diane Kander, mileage, 6.00; Keenan Law PC LLO, atty fees, 1317.75; Kirk’s Custom Sports, supplies, 96.71; Aaron Kleensang, supplies, 39.58; Kuehn’s Auto Body Inc, repairs, 1210.50; Gerald Kuhn, mileage etc, 82.61; Russell Kumm, mileage etc, 70.07; W Bert Lammli Jr, office allow etc, 1329.81; Law Offices Lucinda K Bauer, atty fees, 904.54; Cory Locke, mileage etc, 324.55; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, fuel etc, 4039.10; Madison Co Shf, boarding, 5850.00; Madison Natl Life Ins Co, ins-co shr, 170.63; Menards, grounds care, 99.98; Microfilm Imaging Systems Inc, equip, 624.00; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees, 7312.00; Midwest Special Services Inc, services, 838.50; MIPS Inc, services, 2803.43; Morland Easland & Lohrberg PC, atty fees, 120.00; NACO Planning & Zoning, dues etc, 80.00; Nebr Assn Co Ext Brds, dues etc, 100.00; Nebr Assn Co Officials, dues etc, 1712.82; NIRMA, ins, 48862.50; Nebr Law Enf Training Cntr, training, 50.00; NE Public Health Env Lab, medical, 29.97; Lavern Newkirk, prior services, 17.00; Norfolk Sporting Goods, supplies, 23.50; Douglas Oertwich, mileage etc, 78.79; One Office Solution, supplies, 9415.56; Zygmunt Orlowski, reimb adv costs, 26.30; Osmond Pharmacy, medical, 48.24; Pender Comm Hospital, medical, 774.00; Michael  Petersen, unf allow, 145.10; Pierce Co Crt, costs, 2.50; Pierce Co Shf Dept, boarding, 850.00; Pilger Store LLC, fuel, 36.66; The Pill Box Pharmacy, medical, 16.85; Gerald Podany, mileage etc, 84.24; Prime Sanitation Service, services, 39.75; Renner Wraps & Graphics, services, 30.00; Rita Roenfeldt, prior services, 20.00; Ron’s Ag & Auto Repair, repairs etc, 89.00; RR Donnelley, supplies, 301.06; Schroeder Land Surveying, services, 196.00; Shred Monster, services, 507.00; See Store 1 LLC, fuel, 2686.17; Sioux Sales Co, supplies, 629.25; Joseph Smith, services, 1000.00; Stanton Auto Parts, services etc, 134.45; Stanton Co Clk Dist Crt, fees, 273.00; Stanton Co Crt, fees, 168.00; Stanton Co Imprest Acct, fees, 21.25; Stanton Co PPD, utilities, 1532.37; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 82.78; Stanton Register & Printing Inc, services, 1283.53; Stanton State Bank, supplies, 23.16; Stanton Telecom, services, 1682.92; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 114.00; Teeco Inc, supplies, 228.35; Thurston Co Shf, boarding, 2950.00; Town & Country Tech, supplies etc, 836.71; UNL Its Comm Cntr, services, 46.02; US Treas, PCORI fees, 90.40; Wanek Pharmacy, medical, 267.05; Wayne Co Crt, costs, 1.25; Mark Wieman, mileage etc, 110.40; Wisner News Chronicle, dues etc, 39.00; Wolfcom Enterprises, supplies, 23.00; Woods & Aitken LLP, services, 112.00; Loree Zach, supplies etc, 31.14; Zee Medical Service Co, supplies, 25.95; Todd Zohner, mileage etc, 56.16; Sandra Zoubek, lodging, 258.16; Sandra Zoubek Co Treas, fees, 69.50;

 

ROAD FUND – Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr, 3394.49; Appeara, services, 31.00; ATCO Intl, supplies, 1980.00; B’s Enterprises Inc, signs etc, 3682.94; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 200.00; Blue Cross Blue Shield, ins-co shr, 17090.91; Bomgaars, tools etc, 1010.28; Caterpillar Finc Svs Corp, payment, 1841.30; Century Link, service, 105.58; Janice Coates, prior service, 17.00; Dinkel Implement Co, supplies, 66.95; Doernemann Farm Service Inc, repairs, 219.85; Jim Duncan, prior service, 16.00; Farmer’s Coop, fuel etc, 10569.88; Fastenal Co, supplies, 16.99; Gerhold Concrete Co Inc, crushed concrete, 3211.29; Sanford Goshorn, first aid supplies, 366.88; Green Line Equip, supplies, 108.40; Hoskins Mfg Co Inc, repairs, 52.06; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 4056.51; Island Supply Welding Co, supplies, 55.83; J&L Trucking, services, 493.00; Johnson Sand & Gravel Co Inc, gravel, 233.16; Kaup Forage & Turf, supplies, 432.75; Kelly Supply Co, supplies, 60.62; Kimball Midwest, supplies, 53.70; Cody Koehn, services, 1125.00; Kuehn’s Auto Body Inc, repairs, 460.00; LG Everist Inc, supplies, 5270.55; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, services, 11128.91; Madison Natl Life Ins Co, ins-co shr, 74.78; Mainelli Wagner & Assoc, eng services, 1100.00; Martin Marietta Materials, crushed rock, 4705.66; Marxsen Sand & Gravel, gravel, 944.65; Matteo Sand & Gravel Co Inc, gravel, 13401.96; Menards, supplies, 8.99; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees-co shr, 2750.00; Midwest Services & Sales Co, supplies, 2785.26; NMC Exchange LLC, services, 29670.06; Ron Neisius, services, 80.00; NIRMA, ins, 56162.90; OL Scheer Co DBA Scheer’s Ace Hardware, supplies, 9.98; Pilger Store, gas etc, 3445.20; Powerplan, repair, 193.42; Prime Sanitation Service, services, 44.00; Road Builders Mach & Supply Co, repairs, 8244.66; Ron’s Ag & Auto Repair, services, 85.00; S&S Willers Inc dba Pilger Sand & Gravel, gravel, 70393.37; Stanton Auto Parts, services etc, 892.85; Stanton Co PPD, services, 422.46; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 24.97; Stanton Telecom Inc, services, 218.87; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 39.50; Teeco Inc, supplies, 50.50; Truck Center Co, services, 2538.99; US Cellular, services, 105.03; Village Pilger, utilities, 112.23; Weldon Parts Inc, services, 16.20; West Point Impl Inc, services, 9176.98;

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FUND – Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr, 22.28; Engelhardt TV & Comm Inc, services, 629.60; Farmer’s Coop, fuel etc, 121.06; Sanford Goshorn, meals etc, 31.42; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 25.25; Jones Automotive Inc, services, 28.29; Menards, supplies, 40.93; NIRMA, ins, 1601.60; Stanton Auto Parts, supplies, 9.00;

 

ROAD SINKING – CL Construction, box culvert proj, 36678.13;

 

INHERITANCE TAX – Stanton Co PPD, tower, 104.18;

 

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

 

Total aggregate salaries of all county employees $166,804.07.

 

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

 

Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to adjourn to the fiscal year meeting set for June 26, 2018 at 8:15 AM, set additional meeting dates of Thursday July 12, 2018 and July 19, 2018 at 8:15 AM, if needed and set the next regular meeting for July 16, 2018 at 8:15 AM.

 

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

 

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

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

 

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BOARD OF EQUALIZATION PROCEEDINGS – May 21, 2018

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

 

            A meeting of the Board of Equalization of Stanton County, Nebraska was held in the open and public session on May 21, 2018 at 8:00 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

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

 

            Advance notice of the meeting was given by publication in the Stanton Register on May 9, 2018, a copy of the proof of publication being attached to these minutes.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the minutes of April 16, 2018 meeting.

 

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

 

            The Board reviewed the Findings and Orders document received from the Nebraska Tax Equalization and Review Commission and placed it on file.  The Nebraska Tax Equalization and Review Commission finds that no order proposing an adjustment of the value for a class or subclass of real property in Stanton County for tax year 2018 be entered and that no further proceedings be held to determine whether an adjustment should be made.

 

            The County Assessor presented and explained the correction sheets for the month.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve and authorize the chairman to sign the correction sheets numbered 2018-1 to 2018-2, and place them on file.

 

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

 

            Cheryl submitted a clerical error listing for May 21, 2018 within Stanton County.  She explained the updates and/or changes to the listed properties.

 

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

 

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

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to adjourn and set the next meeting for June 18, 2018 at 8:00 AM.

 

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

 

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

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

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COMMISSIONER’S PROCEEDINGS – May 21, 2018

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

 

            A meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Stanton County, Nebraska was held in the open and public session on May 21, 2018 at 8:15 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

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

 

            Advance notice of the meeting was given by publication in the Stanton Register on May 9, 2018, a copy of the proof of publication being attached to these minutes.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

            The meeting was called to order at 8:18 AM by Chairman Kment, who announced that the open meeting laws are posted on the wall in the Commissioner’s room and a copy may be obtained from the County Clerk’s office upon request.

 

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

 

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

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to approve the minutes of the April 2, 2018 and the April 16, 2018 meetings.

 

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

 

            The following correspondence was reviewed and placed on file:

                        Eastern Nebraska Trailer Repair – new service managers

                        NACO – premium for 2018-2019 plan year for NACO Health and Dental insurance poll with BCBS

                        Larry Dix, NACO Exe Dir – Opioid Update from Nebraska Atty General

                        Babrak Niazi PE, Nebr Dept Trans – new Load Rating summary Sheet (LRSS)

                        Chad Svoboda, Gallagher Insurance – insurance premium letter

                        NIRMA – NIRMA’s Safety Shorts Vol.6 No. 5

                        Northeast Nebraska Econ Dev Dist – NENEDD membership

                        NIRMA – settlement/common policy

                        NIRMA – Law Enforcement Liability Trends Seminar Series

                        Jamie Reinke – Lower Elkhorn Floodplain Mapping Project Update

                        Domina Law Group PC – Opiod Litigation

                        Richard Houck, NDOT – Local Project Monthly Status Update, BRO-7084(7)

 

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

 

RESOLUTION No. 2018.05 - 016:

 

            BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that First Nebraska Bank, Stanton, Nebraska hereby wishes to add the following security held in escrow to secure deposits of this county in said bank, to-wit:  US Treasury Note, No.912828D80, Due 8/31/2019, 1.625%, $500,000.00; US Treasury Note, No.912828ST8, Due 4/30/2019, 1.25%, $500,000.00; US Treasury Note, No.912828D23, Due 4/30/2019, 1.625%, $500,000.00; US Treasury Note, No.912828UQ1, Due 2/29/2020, 1.25%, $500,000.00; US Treasury Note, No.912828PC8, Due 11/15/2020, 2.625%, $500,000.00; US Treasury Note. No.912828VF4, Due 5/31/2020, 1.375%, $500,000.00.

 

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

            Dated this 21st day of May, 2018.

 

                                                                                                Board of Commissioners

                                                                                                Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                                /s/ Dennis Kment

                                                                                                /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                                /s/ Duane Rehak

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann

Stanton County Clerk    [seal]

 

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

 

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

 

RESOLUTION No. 2018.05 – 017:

 

            BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that BankFirst, Norfolk, Nebraska hereby wishes to add the following security held in escrow to secure deposits of this county in said bank, to-wit:  ALG Student Loan Tr II Float Rate, Due 7/1/2047, $100,000.00.

 

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

            Dated this 21st day of May, 2018.

 

                                                                                                Board of Commissioners

                                                                                                Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                                /s/ Dennis Kment

                                                                                                /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                                /s/ Duane Rehak

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann

Stanton County Clerk    [seal]

 

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

 

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

 

RESOLUTION No. 2018.05 – 018:

 

            BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that Stanton State Bank, Stanton, Nebraska hereby wishes to add the following Irrevocable Letter of Credit held in said bank, to-wit:  Irrevocable Letter of Credit No. 50145, Expiration Date 5/15/2018, $1,000,000.00.

 

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

            Dated this 21st day of May, 2018.

 

                                                                                                Board of Commissioners

                                                                                                Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                                /s/ Dennis Kment

                                                                                                /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                                /s/ Duane Rehak

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann

Stanton County Clerk    [seal]

 

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

 

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

 

            The county clerk informed the board on the renewal determination for the Life Insurance and Long Term Disability coverage for Stanton County with National Insurance Services.  Discussion held on the continuance of the policy coverage with no adjustment in the premium.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak to renew the life insurance policy and long term disability with National Insurance Services/Madison National Life Insurance Company Inc.

 

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

 

            Joining the meeting were Sanford Goshorn, Emergency Manager, Cheryl Wolverton, County Assessor, Mike Unger, County Sheriff, Sandy Zoubek, County Treasurer, and Ryan Wehrle, maintenance.  Discussion held on matters and concerns proposed by the safety committee.

 

            1)  Discussed was the need of new safety vests for the road employees.  NIRMA recommends the road employees wear this type of vest during working hours for their safety.  Options discussed were a possible clothing allowance or the purchase of new vests through the road fund.  It was the consensus of the Board to purchase a supply of safety vests for each county shop.  The board directed Sanford to obtain the vests for each county shop.

 

            2)  Discussion held on the need of an upgrade to the first aid kit in the storm shelter area within the courthouse.  The first aid kit needs to be upgraded to a trauma kit. 

           

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak to authorize the upgrade of the first aid kit to a trauma kit with the cost not to exceed $1,500.

 

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

 

            3)  Discussion held on the purchase of water supplies for the county storm shelters

 

            4)  Discussion held on an active shooter seminar presented by NIRMA.  The training is approximately 2½ hours long and would be presented in 2 sessions to allow county employees to attend.  Cheryl was directed to contact NIRMA about possible dates and times.

 

            5)  Discussion held on the need to have doors of offices/rooms within the courthouse locked when not in use.  Additional discussion held on the purchase of additional keyless locks for other doors within the courthouse.  The clerk advised the board that additional keyless locks have been ordered for 4 additional doors.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak that offices/rooms within the courthouse will remain locked at all times when not in use and to install a deadbolt on the panel closet door.

 

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

 

            Mike informed the board that the State will be requiring an electronic ticket system by the year 2019.  This system requirement is an unfunded mandate by the State.

 

            Mr. Lammli requested the board enter into closed session to discuss personnel issues.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak to enter into a closed session at 9:18 AM to discuss personnel issues.

 

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

 

            The county clerk and all other members of the public left the meeting.  The board came out of closed session at 9:40 AM.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

            The chairman opened the hearing at 9:45 AM on the Conditional Use Permit Application of Roger Gall to construct a chicken facility on property located in Pt SE 22-21-2.  Appearing for the hearing were:  Roger Gall, Jim Gall, Jessica Kolterman of Lincoln Premium Poultry, Andy Schoelting a Nutrient Advisor, Mike Podany, Rick Podany and Doug Oertwich a member of a State advisory committee and the Stanton County Planning and Zoning Board.  Roger Gall informed the board his desire to building the chicken facility is to diversify farming.  He stated the buildings would be built 800’ off the road and not within a floodplain and that an ag matrix was conducted on the facility site.  Jim Gall stated he did not have an issue with the project being built just concerns with the road usage and route of the trucks.  Ms. Kolterman testified on the Cosco project and the need for the chicken facilities.  Andy Schoelting advised the board that a nutrient management plan was established.  He also stated that the DEQ had inspected the site and there were no concerns and no permit would be required for this site with the DEQ.  At the request of Costco the DEQ will review an application and issue an operating permit if it meets requirements.  Discussion held on the odor footprint, stockpile prevention measures and the clay base for the building site.  Mike Podany expressed concerns with the silt area near the building site and that the site is 100-150’ from a creek.  Mr. Podany stated he did not have concerns with the site project just with the contamination of the water base and an evaluation of odor control testing.  Rick Podany resides northwest of the site and stated his well is only 18’ deep.  He stated the area has flooded in the past and is also concerned with the site location contaminating the water.  Discussion held on the monitoring of the water.  The DEQ monitors concerns with the quality of the water and the NRD monitors concerns with the quantity of the water within a region.  Doug Oertwich, an advisory committee member, commented on site inspections, corn commodity requirements, erosion control, odor control and safety technology available.  The chairman asked if there was any other testimony.

 

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

 

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

 

            LaLene Bates addressed the road route and road maintenance.  Mr. Gall stated the trucks would travel south 4 miles to Highway 91.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Kment to approve the Conditional Use Permit Application of Roger Gall to construct a chicken facility on property located in Pt SE 22-21-2, as per Planning Commission recommendations.

 

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

 

            Matt Manning, representative of Mainelli Wagner and Associates, joined the meeting.

 

            The chairman open the hearing at 10:30 AM on the Conditional Use Permit Application of Sholes Wind LLC to construct a transmission line on property located in Pt 6-24-1.  Appearing for the hearing were:  Kimberly Dickey, Project Manager, David Levy, Attorney, and Damon Steelman representatives for NextEra Energy Resources.  Discussion held on the application to establish a transmission line upon private property subject to easements being obtained.  Also discussed and reviewed was a road agreement for damages to any portion of a county road or road right-of-way.  The chairman asked if there was any other testimony.

 

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

 

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

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to approve the Conditional Use Permit Application of Sholes Wind LLC to construct a transmission line on property located in Pt 6-24-1, subject to easements as per Planning Commission recommendations and approval of the Road Agreement subject to the establishment of a haul route map and the issuance of a letter of credit.

 

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

 

            The permit application of Sholes Wind LLC to construct a transmission line in county right of way tabled April 16, 2018 is not necessary due to the approval of the conditional use permit application.  No action taken.

 

            Hearing for the Conditional Use Permit Application of Larry Addison to construct a dog kennel continued to June 18, 2018, as per the request of the applicant.

 

            LaLene presented and explained the David Kment Lot Split to split 5 acres on property located in the SW NW 26-23-2.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the David Kment Lot Split located in the SW NW 26-23-2, as per Planning Commission recommendations.

 

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

 

            LaLene presented and explained the Melvern Horst Lot Split to split 5.06 acres (Lot 1) on property located in the S½ SW 19-23-3 with a 25’ easement in place for the well located on Lot 2.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Kment to approve the Melvern Horst Lot Split located in the S½ SW 19-23-3, as per Planning Commission recommendations.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve and sign the gravel contracts received from Arps Gravel & Concrete Inc., Johnson Sand & Gravel, Marxsen Sand & Gravel, Matteo Sand & Gravel and S&S Willer’s Inc dba Pilger Sand & Gravel.

 

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

 

            The board reviewed the 2018 Bridge Inspection fee information received from Mainelli Wagner & Associates Inc.  There are 81 routine inspections and 3 special inspections required for 2018.  For the 2018 routine inspections, Mainelli Wagner & Associates proposes to provide the following services, including:  1) Routine inspections for 84 structures (per the most recent BrM data); 2) Taking site photographs as required by NDOR; 3) Inputting data into the BrM program; 4) Generating a maintenance report for the county’s use; 5) Labeling all pictures per the NDOR naming convention; 6); Submitting pictures and data to NDOR; and 7) Submit disk with any Special Inspection reports, Critical Findings Reports and pictures to County.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to approve the 2018 inspection rate of $126.00 per structure (84) and authorize the chairman to sign the approval form.

 

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

 

            Discussion held on the Interlocal Agreement between Stanton County and Platte County on the Bridge Replacement Project C-84(356) described as:  Stanton Southwest, Project No. C-84(356) between S33 T21N R1E, Stanton County, Nebraska, and S4 T20N R1E, Platte County, Nebraska.  The estimated shared cost of project is $47,800.00. 

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve and authorize the chairman to sign Resolution No. 2018.05 – 019:  Resolution Interlocal Agreement between Stanton County, Nebraska and Platte County, Nebraska on Bridge Replacement Project C-84(356).

 

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

 

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RESOLUTION No. 2018.05 – 019:

 

RESOLUTION INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN

STANTON COUNTY, NEBRASKA AND PLATTE COUNTY, NEBRASKA

BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT – C-84(356)

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

. . . . . . . . . .

 

            Matt updated the board on road projects within the county.  He stated the box culvert project is finished and final payment is being determined.  Discussion held on the contract provisions in reference to an assessed liquidated damage settlement estimated at $5,000.00 by the board due to the extended completion date.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak to appoint Wanda Heermann, Stanton County Clerk, as the budget making authority for the fiscal year 2018-2019 Budget.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Kment to approve for the month of April the Documentary Stamp Tax, co shr in the amount of $1,470.35; County Clerk fees in the amount of $2,819.88; P&M Fund fees in the amount of $424.00; Game and Parks Agent fees in the amount of $19.00; Misc Copy fees in the amount of $19.25; Clerk of the District Court fees in the amount of $76.11; Passport fees in the amount of $0.00; County Treasurer’s receipt of money received numbered 19335 – 19403, inclusive in the amount of $996,346.09; County Treasurer’s List Distress Warrants issued May 9, 2018; Veterans’ Service Office 3rd Quarter Report 2017-2018; County Treasurer’s List Distress Warrants issued and returned from County Sheriff; and place them on file.

 

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

 

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

 

GENERAL FUND – Advanced Correctional Healthcare, services, 23.72; Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr, 7255.11; Appeara, supplies, 92.62; LaLene Bates, mileage etc, 100.19; Kim Bearnes, meals etc, 65.60; Shawn Beaudette, services, 103.00; Behavioral Health Specialists Inc, fees, 25.50; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 233.97; Blue Cross Blue Shield, ins-co shr, 30431.84; Box Butte Co Crt, fees, 2.50; Brogan & Gray PC LLO, atty fees, 883.33; Card Services, training etc, 380.69; Gary Carson, mileage etc, 355.71; Century Lumber Center, costs, 29.50; Copple Ins Agy Inc, premium, 4235.36; DAS State Acct, costs, 13.00; Martha Detlefsen, prior service, 12.00; Dixon Co Jail, boarding, 1900.00; Thomas B. Donner, atty fees, 488.88; Dugan Business Forms, supplies, 1222.40; Egley Fullner Montag & Hockabout, atty fees, 528.28; Election Systems & Software Inc, supplies, 4202.47; Election Board Members, salaries etc, 1606.15; Emmett’s Foodtown, supplies, 13.35; Emms Courts Inc dba Shultz Vogel Johnson Mortuary, services, 1144.00; Tyler Evans, supplies, 33.64; Ewalt Law Office PC LLO, atty fees, 3652.07; Farmer’s Coop, fuel, 1892.23; First Concord Benefits Group, flex benefits, 50.00; First Nebraska Bank, ag society pymt, 15000.00; Fitzgerald Vetter & Temple, atty fees, 1315.64; Floor Maintenance & Paper Supply, supplies, 201.46; Gene Steffy, equipment, 52252.00; Jeremy Goeken, supplies, 33.31; GIS Workshop, contract fees, 10250.00; Wanda Heermann, supplies etc, 75.00; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 7933.75; Ivy Manor/Housing Authority, poll site rent, 100.00; Jack’s Uniform & Equip, supplies, 342.74; Jones Automotive Inc, supplies etc, 16959.26; William Kaiser, Real Estate Appraisal Service, services, 6545.00; Diane Kander, supplies, 445.19; Kuehn’s Auto Body Inc, services, 530.50; W. Bert Lammli Jr, office allow, 860.00; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, fuel etc, 201.09; Madison Co Crt, costs, 4.50; Madison Co Shf, boarding, 5300.00; Madison Natl Life Ins Co, ins-co shr, 164.24; Maximus Inc, costs, 790.84; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees, 7312.00; Midwest Special Services Inc, services, 973.50; MIPS Inc, services, 3357.49; Morland Easland & Lohrberg PC, atty fees, 2001.35; NACO Planning and Zoning, fees, 20.00; Natl Assn Co Treas & Fin Office, workshop, 150.00; Nebr Assn Co Clk Reg Deed Elec Comm, reg fee, 125.00; Lavern R. Newkirk, prior services, 17.00; Norfolk Daily News, services, 82.20; NE Nebr Area Agency Aging, fees, 2743.00; NE Nebr Econ Dev Dist, fees, 890.00; Aaron Nygren, fees, 98.15; Olson’s Pest Tech, services, 1947.40; Omaha Tactical LLC, fees, 434.10; One Office Solution, supplies, 3227.75; Michael Petersen, reimb, 16.24; Pierce Co Clk Dist Crt, costs, 2200.00; Pilger Library, library supplies, 134.77; Pilger Store LLC, fuel, 218.66; Prime Sanitation Service, services, 39.75; The Radar Shop, services, 258.00; Rita Roenfeldt, prior services, 20.00; Darin Schneider dba Spectrum Graphics, decals etc, 246.35; Scotts Bluff Co Crt, fees, 3.00; See Store 1 LLC (Gene’s Runner), fuel, 1014.60; Sioux Sales Co, supplies, 1948.90; Stanton Auto Parts, services etc, 263.00; Stanton Co Clk Dist Crt, costs, 216.00; Stanton Co Crt, costs, 779.00; Stanton Co Imprest Acct, fees, 21.00; Stanton Co PPD, utilities, 1070.74; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 45.90; Stanton Reg & Printing Inc, services, 811.78; Stanton Telecom, services, 1777.66; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 114.00; Teeco Inc, supplies, 2876.45; Thurston Co Shf, boarding, 100.00; Town & Country Tech, services, 339.49; Univ Nebr, equip, 1197.00; Univ NE-Lincoln, equip, 1905.98; UNL Its Comm Cntr, services, 46.02; Vinyl Fire LLC, supplies, 308.00; Wanek Pharmacy, services, 10.00; Washington Co Crt, fees, 3.00; Loree Zach, supplies etc, 165.57; Sandra Zoubek Co Treas, transfer etc, 760079.46;

 

ROAD FUND – Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr, 3159.51; Appeara, services, 30.55; Arps Gravel & Concrete Inc, gravel, 465.84; ATCO Intl, supplies, 1894.00; B’s Enterprises Inc, signs etc, 627.75; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 257.09; Blue Cross Blue Shield, ins-co shr, 18551.54; Bomgaars, tools etc, 949.83; Caterpillar Finc Svs Corp, pymt, 3882.60; Century Link, service, 52.79; Janice Coates, prior service, 17.00; Doernemann Farm Service Inc, services, 265.59; Jim Duncan, prior service, 16.00; Farmer’s Coop, fuel etc, 6971.76; Farmers Union Coop Supply Co, supplies, 302.48; Gerhold Concrete Co Inc, crushed concrete, 3606.99; Hoskins Mfg Co Inc, supplies, 36.17; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 3790.20; Island Supply Welding Co, supplies, 64.29; Joes Excavation LLC, services, 470.00; Johnson Sand and Gravel Co Inc, gravel, 253.64; Kaup Forage & Turf, supplies, 556.50; Kelly Supply Co, supplies, 435.27; LG Everist Inc, supplies, 2544.85; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, services, 9929.01; Madison Natl Life Ins Co, ins-co shr, 74.78; Mainelli Wagner & Assoc, eng services, 25744.64; Martin Marietta Materials, crushed rock, 7498.14; Marxsen Sand and Gravel, gravel, 4501.70; Matteo Sand & Gravel Co Inc, gravel, 18798.96; Medical Enterprises Inc, costs, 145.00; Menards, supplies, 71.91; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees-co shr, 2750.00; Midwest Services & Sales Co, supplies, 50.90; NMC Exchange LLC, services, 7113.39; NMG LLC DBA Norfolk Works, fees, 110.00; Norfolk Napa, supplies, 15.99; One Office Solution, supplies, 23.49; Pilger Store, gas etc, 2943.45; Platte Valley Equip LLC, services, 190.91; Prime Sanitation Service, services, 44.00; Quality Trans & Align Inc, services, 1097.05; Road Builders Mach & Supply Co, services, 4519.43; Ron’s Ag & Auto Repair, services, 1070.99; S&S Willers Inc dba Pilger Sand & Gravel, gravel, 23706.60; William Schellen DBA Prime Align, services, 62.00; Stanton Auto Parts, services etc, 799.34; Stanton Co PPD, services, 625.78; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 43.01; Stanton Register & Printing Inc, services, 118.95; Stanton Telecom Inc, services, 217.27; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 39.50; Teeco Inc, supplies, 32.50; Truck Center Co, services, 157.99; US Cellular, services, 105.03; Village Pilger, utilities, 112.23; Weldon Parts Inc, services, 1732.36; Wisner News Chronicle, services, 78.70;

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FUND – Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr, 26.73; Engelhardt TV & Comm Inc, services, 74.97; Farmer’s Coop, fuel etc, 251.85; Sanford Goshorn, meals etc, 47.99; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 30.29; Jones Automotive Inc, services, 147.11; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, services, 80.00; One Office Solution, supplies, 4.82; Stanton Auto Parts, supplies, 44.26;

 

ROAD SINKING – CL Construction, box culvert project, 27215.84;

 

INHERITANCE TAX – Stanton Co PPD, tower, 132.60;

 

EMERGENCY 911 FUND – ATCO Intl, supplies, 500.00; City Norfolk, dispatching, 7083.33; Stanton Telecom Inc, services, 73.23;

 

Total aggregate salaries of all county employees $155,691.54.

 

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

 

Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to adjourn and set the next meeting for June 18, 2018 at 8:15 AM.

 

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

 

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

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

 

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BOARD OF EQUALIZATION PROCEEDINGS – April 16, 2018

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to approve the minutes of March 19, 2018 meeting.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to adjourn and set the next meeting for May 21, 2018 at 8:00 AM.

 

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

 

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

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

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COMMISSIONER’S PROCEEDINGS – April 16, 2018

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Gutshall to approve the minutes of March 19, 2018 and April 2, 2018 meetings.

 

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

 

            The following correspondence was reviewed and placed on file:  Northeast Community College – 2017 Graduate Report; NIRMA – NIRMA Safety Shorts Vol.6 No.4; Prairieland RC&D, Madison – close out their non-profit council; Ramsy Robertson, MWA Eng – CBC project update; Richard Houck, NDOT – Local Project Monthly Status Update; Elaine Menzel, NACO – LB 760.

 

            The Stanton County Audited Financial Statement for the year ending June 30, 2017 was received from Morrow Davies & Toelle PC.  A copy was given to the board of commissioners to review.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to approve and place on file the year ending June 30, 2017 audit.

 

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

           

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

 

RESOLUTION No. 2018.04 – 014:

 

            BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that Stanton State Bank, Stanton, Nebraska hereby wishes to add the following Irrevocable Letter of Credit held in said bank, to-wit:  Irrevocable Letter of Credit No. 49845, Expiration Date 5/15/2018, $2,500,000.00.

 

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

            Dated this 16th day of April, 2018.

                                                                                                Board of Commissioners

                                                                                                Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                                /s/ Dennis Kment

                                                                                                /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                                /s/ Duane Rehak

 

Attest:

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

 

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

 

            Discussion held on the Engagement Proposal received from Domina Law Group in regard to Protection of Municipal and Public Interest, in the Opioid Abuse and Addiction Crisis Litigation against Pharmaceuticals Manufacturers and Distributors.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to not be a party to this litigation.

 

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

 

            Discussion held on a 4 day 10 hour work week for the Road Department.  The policy would be effective April 1 through September 30 and each shop site will be able to elect which work week they would prefer (5 day 8 hour work week or 4 day 10 hour work week).

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Kment to approve the Road Department Policy on a 4 day 10 hour work week effective April 1st through September 30th.

 

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

 

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Road Department Policy

4 day 10hr work week

Effective April 1st through September 30th

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

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            Melissa Nemec, Administrative Assistant Health Director of Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department joined the meeting.  Melissa provided an update on the 2017 annual report.  The Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department (ELVPHD) services the counties of Burt, Cuming, Madison and Stanton.  The main office is located in Wisner with satellite offices in Norfolk and Tekamah.  Melissa presented an immunization report and stated that the vaccination program has grown from 445 immunizations in 2014 to 1,643 in 2017.  ELVPHD is a provider for Vaccines for Children (VFC) program.  The VFC program allows children who are uninsured or underinsured to receive immunizations at no cost to the families.  She also updated the board on other programs available through their department.

 

            Discussion held on the termite issue at the extension office.  The board reviewed 2 quotes received from:  Johnny’s Pest Control, $2,000.00, 10 yr warranty, no annual fee for inspection and Olson’s Pest Technicians, $1,820.00, 1 yr warranty, $330 annual inspection.  The consensus of the board is to obtain a 3rd quote from Lady Bug – Schmitz Pest Services.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to accept the lowest bid after obtaining the third quote.

 

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

 

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

 

            Chairman Kment opened the hearing at 9:30 AM on the Conditional Use Permit (CUP) of Korey Janata to expand the hog facility on property located in Pt NE NE 25-22-3.  Keith Janata appeared for the hearing.  The application was reviewed by the board on the proposed changes, setbacks from north residence and placement of a tree barrier.

 

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

 

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

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Kment to approve the conditional Use Permit application of Korey Janata to expand the hog facility on property located in Pt NE NE 25-22-3, as per the Planning Commission recommendations.

 

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

 

            Mark Mainelli, Highway Superintendent, joined the meeting.

 

            Discussion continued on the variance request of Eric Pavlik.  The recently established dirt berm along 834 Rd and 563½ Ave does not comply with the 100’ and 200’ setback requirement of the Zoning Regulations.  According to the zoning regulations a corner site triangle must have all obstacles setback at least 100’ from the center of any road and 200’ from the center of a corner intersection. 

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to have Mr. Pavlik comply with the zoning regulations as to where any dirt berm, trees or structures must be 100’ from the center of any road and 200’ from the center of a corner intersection.

 

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

 

            Mr. Pavlik joined the meeting at 10:20 AM.  The discussion continued with Mr. Pavlik present.  Mr. Pavlik was given a copy of the regulations of the site triangle showing the setbacks and was advised that the dirt berm does not comply and he will have to remove it or move it back from the corner intersection as per the site triangle.  Currently the dirt berm is only 96’ from the center of the corner intersection.  Any dirt berm, trees or structures would have to be in compliance with the 100’ setback from the center of any road and 200’ setback from the center of a corner intersection as per zoning regulations.  Mr. Pavlik asked the board if any variances have been approved and if so what the conditions were.  He requested the matter be tabled for a year.  The board did not feel tabling the matter would change the outcome.

 

Discussion was held on the Construction Engineering Agreement Supplement No. 1, between Stanton County and Mainelli Wagner & Associates, Inc., Project No. BRO-7084(7), Control No. 31597, Stanton Southeast.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the following resolution to authorize the chairman to sign the Construction Engineering Agreement Supplement No. 1 between Stanton County and Mainelli Wagner & Associates, Inc., Project No. BRO-7084(7), Control No. 31597, Stanton Southeast:

 

RESOLUTION No. 2018.04 – 015:

 

RESOULTION

PRELIMINARY ENGINEERNG SERVICES AGREEMENT – BK1333

SUPPLEMENTAL AGREEMENT NO. 1

 

Stanton County

Resolution No. 2018.04 – 015

 

Whereas:  Stanton County and Mainelli Wagner & Associates, Inc., have previously executed a preliminary engineering services agreement for a transportation project for which the Local Public Agency (LPA) would like to obtain Federal funds;

 

Whereas:  Stanton County understands that it must continue to strictly follow all Federal, State and local laws, rules, regulations, policies and guidelines applicable to the funding of this federal-aid project; and

 

Whereas:  Stanton county and Mainelli Wagner & associates, Inc. wish to enter into a supplemental preliminary engineering services agreement setting out modifications and/or additional duties and/or funding responsibilities for the Federal-aid project.

 

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

 

Dennis Kment, Chair of the Stanton County Board of Commissioners is hereby authorized to sign the attached preliminary engineering services Supplement Agreement No. 1 between Stanton County and Mainelli Wagner & Associates, Inc.

 

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

 

                                    NDOR Project Number:              BRO-7084(10)

                                    NDOR Control Number:  31597

                                    NDOR Project Description:         Stanton Southeast

 

Adopted this 16th day of April, 2018 at Stanton, Nebraska.

 

                                                                                                            The Board of Commissioners of Stanton County

                                                                                                            /s/ Dennis Kment

                                                                                                            /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                                            /s/ Duane Rehak

 

Board/Council Member David Gutshall moved the adoption of said resolution; Member Duane Rehak seconded the Motion; Roll Call:  _3_ Yes _0_ No _­-_ Abstained _-_ Absent; Resolution adopted, signed and billed as adopted.

 

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, Signature County Clerk

 

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

 

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Professional Services Agreement

Supplement No. 1

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

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            Appearing for the gravel bid letting were representatives of S&S Willers Inc of Pilger and Matteo Sand & Gravel of Norfolk.  No other representatives appeared.

 

            Gravel bid letting was held at 10:30 AM.  The chairman opened the sealed bids and read them aloud.  Bids were received from the following: 

Stalp Gravel Co Inc, West Point NE (letter of pit rate) – Gravel - $12 ton.

Matteo Sand & Gravel, Norfolk NE – Gravel - $12 ton; Armor Coat - $12 ton; Delivered Gravel by Precinct - $15 to $19.20.

Marxsen Sand & Gravel, Schuyler NE – Gravel - $7 ton; Armor Coat - $10 ton.

Arps Gravel & Concrete Inc, Fremont NE – Gravel - $9.30 ton.

Johnson Sand & Gravel, Columbus NE – Gravel - $8.75 ton; Armor Coat - $8.75 ton; Delivered Gravel by Precinct - $17.85 to $20.54.

S&S Willers Inc dba Pilger Sand & Gravel, Pilger NE –     Gravel - $12 ton; Armor Coat - $12 ton;
Delivered Gravel by Precinct - $16.40 to $18.62.

 

Discussion was held on bids received.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to accept all bids and to purchase gravel at the pits with the lowest price and where hauling is most economical and to purchase delivered gravel at the pit where it is available at the lowest price for purchase of delivered gravel.

 

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

 

            Reclamation etc Roadway Projects was held at 10:45 AM.  The chairman opened the sealed bids and read them aloud.  Bids were received from the following: 

Sta-bilt Construction Company, Harlan IA; Site 1:  Reclamation $50,001.60; Site 2:  Reclamation $12,500.40; Site 3:  Reclamation $25,000.80; Total: $87,502.80; Start Date:  Jun 11, 2018 – End Date:  Jul 2, 2018.

Coughlin Company I, Inc., St George UT; Site 1:  Reclamation $38,404.61, Blading $21,111.55, Compaction $21,238.27, Total:  $80,754.43; Site 2:  Reclamation $7,179.22, Blading $4,285.78, Compaction $4,306.90, Total: $15,771.89; Site 3:  Reclamation $15,260.26, Blading $8,482.85, Compaction $8,532.48, Total:  $32,275.58; Grand Total:  $128,801.90; Start Date:  May 7, 2018 – End Date:  May 18, 2018.

Werner Construction Inc., Hastings NE; Site 1:  Reclamation $77,510.40, Blading $19,219.20, Compaction $ 14,361.60, Total:  $111,091.20;     Site 2:  Reclamation $19,377.60, Blading $4,804.80, Compaction $ 3,590.40, Total:  $27,772.80; Site 3:  Reclamation $38,755.20, Blading $9,609.60, Compaction $7,180.80, Total:  $55,545.60; Grand Total:  $194,409.60; Start Date:  Aug 2, 2018 – End Date:  Sep 1, 2018.

 

Discussion was held on bids received. 

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Gutshall to accept the bid of Coughlin Company I, Inc. of St George, Utah for the reclamation only on Site 1 in the amount of $38,404.61, on Site 2 in the amount of $7,179.22 and on Site 3 in the amount of $15,260.26 for a total of $60,844.09 and authorize the chairman to sign the contract when received.

 

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

 

            Bid Letting for the sale of Lots 1, 2 & N½ 3, Block 1, Village of Pilger Stanton County, Nebraska, County owned real estate was held at 11:00 AM.  No one appeared.  The chairman opened the sealed bids and read them aloud.  Bids were received from the following:  Terry Stuthman, 201 N Lamb Blvd #5, Las Vegas NV  89110 – $8,200.00; Ernie Short, 300 S Madison, Pilger NE 68768 – 4,050.00; Joe Denton, 57313 838½ Rd, Pilger NE 68768 – $3,250.00.

 

            The bids were reviewed by the board.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to accept the bid of Terry Stuthman in the amount of $8,200.00 (by certified funds) for the purchase of Lots 1, 2 & N½ 3, Block 1, Village of Pilger Stanton County, Nebraska.

 

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

 

            Kimberly Dickey, Project Manager, Phil Clement, Engineer, and David Levy, Attorney, representatives of NextEra Energy Resources joined the meeting to discuss the Permit to Construct Utilities on County Right-of Way.  The permit application of Sholes Wind LLC is to construct a transmission line in the county right of way along 559 Ave in 5-24-1 and 6-24-1 and along 846 Rd in 6-24-1.  This transmission line would be built as per NPPD specifications to join into the Hoskins substation owned by NPPD.  Discussion held on the type of line to be constructed.  Mr. Clement stated the permit to construct utilities on county right-of-way would be another option for the transmission line if easements were not obtained from private property owners.  

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to table this matter until the May 21, 2018 meeting to allow more time to gather additional information.

 

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

 

            Telephone conference was held with Pete Eiden, NIRMA Property and Liability Claims manager, to discuss the claim correspondence received by the board.  No action needed or taken by the board.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to approve for the month of April the Documentary Stamp Tax, co shr in the amount of $3,807.12; County Clerk fees in the amount of $3,353.24; P&M Fund fees in the amount of $494.50; Game and Parks Agent fees in the amount of $5.00; Misc Copy fees in the amount of $60.00; Clerk of the District Court fees in the amount of $286.03; Passport fees in the amount of $50.00; County Treasurer’s receipt of money received numbered 00019231 – 00019334, inclusive in the amount of $511,838.77; and place them on file.

 

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

 

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

 

GENERAL FUND – Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr, 7084.08; Antelope Co Shf Dept, boarding, 8739.00; The Apothecary Shop, services, 253.22; Appeara, supplies, 88.08; Kim Bearnes, meals etc, 69.98; Shawn Beaudette, services, 103.00; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 506.07; BCBS, ins-co shr 30431.84; Card Services, training etc, 716.35; Carrot-Top Industries, supplies, 1348.82; Gary Carson, supplies etc, 126.00; City Norfolk, dispatching, 2000.00; Cedar Co Clk Dist Crt, fees, 10.25; Colfax Co Shf, fees, 5.00; DAS State Acct, costs, 13.00; Martha Detlefsen, prior service, 12.00; Eakes Office Solutions, supplies, 19.68; ES&S Inc, supplies, 1047.81; Engelhardt TV & Comm Inc, services, 695.29; Tyler Evans, supplies, 278.19; Ewalt Law Office PC LLO, fees, 2316.57; Farmer’s Coop, fuel, 1640.89; First Concord Benefits Group, flex benefits, 50.00; Galls, supplies, 38.78; Great Plains Uniforms LLC, supplies, 45.81; Jeffrey Hrouda, atty fees, 821.15; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 7777.96; Aaron Kleensang, reimb, 416.15; Kuehn’s Auto Body Inc, services, 5716.82; W. Bert Lammli Jr., office allow, 860.00; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, fuel etc, 2351.21; Madison Co Shf, boarding, 3000.00; Madison Natl Life Ins Co, ins-co shr, 157.85; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees-co shr, 7387.00; Midwest Service and Sales Co, supplies, 698.40; MIPS Inc, services, 5352.88; Midwest Special Services Inc, services, 1662.75; Morrow Davies & Toelle PC, audit fees, 9300.00; Nebr Assn Co Treas, convention, 100.00; Nebr Co Atty Assoc, fees, 1057.00; Nebr Shf’s Assn, fees, 120.00; Lavern Newkirk, prior service, 17.00; Norfolk Daily News, services, 38.58; Norfolk Specialties Inc, drop boxes, 2100.00; NE Comm College, fees, 40.00; Valorie Olson RMR, services, 97.50; One Office Solution, supplies, 3673.07; Michael Petersen, reimb, 76.79; Pierce Co Clk Dist Crt, costs, 4.75; Pierce Co Shf Dept, boarding etc, 4217.00; Village Pilger, library supplies, 169.10; Pilger Store LLC, fuel, 93.98; Prime Sanitation Service, services, 39.75; David Ptak, services, 300.00; Quality Inn & Conference Cntr, lodging, 254.85; Region IV Inc, quarterly pymt, 1874.50; Renner Auto Body, services, 1000.00; Rita Roenfeldt, prior service, 20.00; SID#1, franchise fees, 3924.00; Secy of State, fees, 20.00; See Store 1 LLC, fuel, 1224.67; Sioux Sales Co, supplies, 89.95; Stanton Auto Parts, services etc, 825.05; Stanton Co Clk, supplies, 15.15; Stanton Co Clk Dist Crt, costs, 144.00; Stanton Co Crt, costs, 238.00; Stanton Co Imprest Acc, fees, 19.75; Stanton Co PPD, utilities, 1114.55; Stanton Register & Printing Inc, services, 865.20; Stanton Telecom, services, 2125.96; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 111.75; Stephens Peck Inc, supplies, 90.00; Stratton DeLay Doele & Carlson, atty fees, 2008.24; Teeco Inc, supplies, 194.45; Thurston Co Shf, boarding, 1550.00; UNL Its Comm Cntr, services, 46.02; Wanek Pharmacy, services, 34.91; Sandra Zoubek Co Treas, fees etc, 47.91;

 

ROAD FUND – Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr, 3067.79; Appeara, services, 29.77; ATCO Intl, supplies, 1402.64; B’s Enterprises Inc, signs etc, 16820.00; Isaac Baumert dba Rusty Nuts Repair LLC, services, 932.16; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 522.56; BCBS, ins-cor shr, 15590.28; Bok Finc, int pymt, 19055.00; Bomgaars, tools etc, 672.80; Caterpillar Finc Svs Corp, pymt, 1941.30; Century Link, services, 52.89; Clarkson Plbg & Htg Inc, services, 12.06; Janice Coates, prior service, 17.00; Doernemann Farm Service Inc, services, 209.05; Jim Duncan, prior service, 16.00; Engelhardt TV & Comm Inc, services, 689.99; Farmer’s Coop, fuel etc, 10857.09; Farmer’s Union Coop Supply Co, supplies, 634.21; Gerhold Concrete Co, storm shelters, 10094.00; Green Line Equip, services, 31.20; Hamernik Plbg, services, 26.45; Heartland Fire Prot Co, supplies, 375.50; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 3682.05; Island Supply Welding Co, supplies, 24.18; Kimball Midwest, supplies, 174.59; LG Everist Inc, supplies, 3839.77; Lampman Service and Tires LLC, services, 54.01; Leigh Motor Service, services, 100.00; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, services, 5681.88; Madison Natl Life Ins Co, ins-co shr 74.78; Mainelli Wagner & Assoc, eng services, 1100.00; Martin Marietta Materials, supplies, 4046.77; Marxsen Sand and Gravel, gravel, 7078.75; Matteo Sand & Gravel Co Inc, gravel, 4696.20; Menards, supplies, 34.86; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees-co shr, 2750.00; Midwest Services & Sales Co, supplies, 290.00; NMC Exchange LLC, services, 79.20; Norfolk Napa, supplies, 17.37; One Office Solution, supplies, 213.98; Pilger Concrete Recycling LLC, supplies, 2527.00; Pilger Store, fuel etc, 1435.97; Pollard Pumping Inc, services, 306.25; Prime Sanitation Service, services, 44.00; Profire & Safety, services, 117.25; Road Builders Mach & Supply Co, services, 2680.66; Ron’s Ag & Auto Repair, services, 378.00; S&S Willer’s Inc dba Pilger Sand & Gravel, gravel, 13394.28; Schroeder Land Surveying, services, 570.00; Stanton Auto Parts, services etc, 210.40; Stanton Co PPD, services, 563.12; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 9.98; Stanton Telecom Inc, services, 218.32; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 39.50; Teeco Inc, supplies, 18.00; Travis Thies dba Thies Garage, services, 95.75; US Cellular, services, 105.31; Village Pilger, utilities, 108.68; Weldon Parts Inc, services, 90.20; West Point Impl Inc, services, 1834.06; Wisner News Chronicle, services, 78.70;

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FUND – Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr, 21.87; Farmer’s Coop, fuel etc, 94.24; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 24.79; Sanford Goshorn, utilities, 12.00; Sirius XM Radio Inc, services, 301.04; Stanton Auto Parts, supplies, 1.20; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 15.99; Verizon Wireless, services, 300.00;

 

ROAD SINKING FUND – CL Const, culvert proj, 5165.85;

 

INHERITANCE TAX FUND – Stanton Co PPD, tower, 137.24;

 

EMERGENCY 911 FUND – City Norfolk, dispatching, 5083.33; Stanton Telecom Inc, services, 73.23;

 

Total aggregate salaries of all county employees $152,224.15.

 

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

 

Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Kment to adjourn and set the next meeting for May 21, 2018 at 8:15 AM.

 

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

 

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

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

 

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COMMISSIONER’S PROCEEDINGS – Special Meeting – April 2, 2018

 

            A meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Stanton County, Nebraska was held in the open and public session on April 2, 2018 at 2:00 PM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

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

 

            Advance notice of the meeting was given by posting on March 29, 2018 before 1:50 PM in three (3) public places, those being the Stanton Courthouse, Stanton City Hall and Stanton Public Library, at least 2 days prior to the meeting.  A copy of the proof of posting such notice is attached to these minutes.

 

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

 

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

 

            W. Bert Lammli, Stanton County Attorney, attended the meeting.

 

            The meeting was called to order at 2:05 PM by Chairman Kment, who announced that the open meetings laws are posted on the wall in the Commissioner’s room and a copy may be obtained from the County Clerk’s office upon request.

 

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

 

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

 

            Discussion held on the letter received from NIRMA.  The board wishes to discuss the matter further with NIRMA and requested the county clerk to contact NIRMA and request them to appear at the next board meeting on April 16, 2018.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to submit the damage claim billing for payment through the county claims process.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to enter into a closed session at 2:10 PM to conduct a strategy session for potential litigation.

 

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

 

            The county clerk left the meeting.  The board came out of closed session at 2:50 PM.

 

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

 

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

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak to request Woods & Aitken LLP to represent Stanton County for potential litigation issues and to approve an engagement letter.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to adjourn until the next regular meeting April 16, 2018 at 8:15 AM.

 

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

 

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

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

 

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BOARD OF EQUALIZATION PROCEEDINGS – March 19, 2018

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

            The following correspondence was reviewed and placed on file:  Nebraska Tax Equalization and Review Commission – Notice of Hearing.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to adjourn and set the next meeting for April 16, 2018 at 8:00 AM.

 

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

 

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

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

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COMMISSIONER’S PROCEEDINGS – March 19, 2018

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

            The following correspondence was reviewed and placed on file:  Center for Rural Affairs, Lyons NE – advocates for policies that strengthen rural communities;         NIRMA – NIRMA Safety Shorts Vol.6 No.3; NIRMA – Leadership Development Seminars; Richard Houck, Proj Coordinator NDOT – monthly status update BRO-7084(7).

 

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

 

RESOLUTION No. 2018.03 – 012:

 

            BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that Stanton State Bank, Stanton, Nebraska hereby wishes to add the following security held in escrow to secure deposits of this county in said bank, to-wit:  US Treas Note, No. 912828J84, Due 3/31/2020, 1.375%, $200,000.00.

 

            AND, that the release of the following security is also hereby approved:  US Treas Note (Compass Bk Birmingham ala CD), No.20451PNF9, Due 2/21/2018, 1.50%, $200,000.00.

 

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

            Dated this 19th day of March, 2018.

                                                                                                Board of Commissioners

                                                                                                Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                                /s/ Dennis Kment

                                                                                                /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                                /s/ Duane Rehak

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann

Stanton County Clerk [seal]

 

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

 

            Ryan Wehrle, maintenance personnel, appeared before the board to discuss the need for a water softener for the courthouse.  Ryan presented the quotes received from Culligan of Norfolk and TeeCo Inc of Stanton.  A quote was also requested but none received from Eco Water of Norfolk.  The following quotes were reviewed:  Culligan’s quoted a Culligan CTM-90-DF $3,020 plus installation of $800 for a total of $3,820; TeeCo Inc quoted  a Hellenbrand H-200M Series $2,750 plus installation of $800 for a total of $3,550.

The board requested Ryan to have the water tested for hardness.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to have Ryan proceed with the purchase of a water softener system from TeeCo Inc if the water test indicates hard water.

 

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

 

            Bids were opened for the lawn maintenance at the Courthouse as follows:  Lawnco Lawn & Tree Care, Norfolk - $1,193.99; Jack Scherer LLC, Stanton - $747.55.  The Board reviewed and discussed the bids received for lawn maintenance. 

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded Kment to accept the bid of Jack Scherer LLC for lawn maintenance in the estimated amount of $747.55.  This bid includes early spring application, pre-emergent fertilizer, grub control, midsummer fertilizer and late fall application with cost to power yard included in bid (weather permitting).

 

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

 

            Discussion held on the bill received from Kuehn’s Auto Body for the damage to the Jensen vehicle.  The total for the repairs was $5,151.82.  The billing is to be sent to the county insurance company.

 

            Gary Carson, Weed Superintendent, and David Boschult, Nebraska Dept of Agriculture Inspection Specialist, joined the meeting to discuss the Reports and Requirements evaluation of the weed department.  Mr. Boschult reviewed the evaluation of Stanton County’s noxious weed program and the evaluation of Gary Carson, Weed Superintendent.  Mr. Boschult also thanked the board on the county’s commitment to meet the responsibilities outlined in the Noxious Weed Control Act.

 

            Discussion held on the renewal of the county health insurance tabled at the February 20, 2018 meeting.  The board reviewed the plans and costs associated with each plan.  The current BCBS plan (BluePrice Option 302 H.S.A.) rate will increase by 12.7%.  Discussion held on comparable plans and options covered.  The current HRA $3,000 contribution per employee to assist with the insurance deductible will continue as approved by the board at the January 4, 2018 meeting.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to renew the county group health insurance with NACO Benefits Services with the BluePride Option 302 H.S.A. Embedded (age-rated) plan with a PPO $4,500 individual/$9,000 family deductible for the 2018-2019 year (effective April 1, 2018) with an Out of Pocket Maximum $6,650 individual/$13,300 family and that the county will continue to pay the full family insurance for employees at this time and authorize the county clerk to sign the sub-group renewal application.

 

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

 

Mike Unger, County Sheriff, and W. Bert Lammli, County Attorney, joined the meeting. 

 

Discussion held on the Jail Fund.  Due to the increase of jail time in the county jail, the jail budget has been depleted.  Mike appeared to ask if the jail invoices could be paid from the Miscellaneous General Fund.

 

Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to authorize the remaining invoices for the 2017-2018 jail fund be paid through the Miscellaneous General Fund.

 

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

 

Discussion held on the sale of the old Pilger Shop building and property located at 245 N Cuming, Pilger Nebraska (Lots 1, 2, N½ 3, Block 1, Village of Pilger, Pilger Nebraska).  A public hearing was held August 21, 2017 to receive input on the sale of county property.  No one appeared for the hearing.  After due diligence the board will set this property for sale through the sealed bid process.  Buyer is responsible to satisfy himself/herself as to merchantable title.  Stanton County will not warrant clear title and will not be responsible to share in any title insurance.

 

Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to set for sale by sealed bids on April 16, 2018 at 11:00 AM county owned real estate, including existing buildings, located at 245 N Cuming, Pilger Nebraska (Lots 1, 2, N½ 3 Block 1, Village of Pilger, Pilger Nebraska).

 

 

Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to set this property for sale by sealed bids on June 19, 2017 at 10:00AM.

 

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

 

Gravel Bid Letting set for April 16, 2018 at 10:30AM.

 

Matt Manning, representative of Mainelli Wagner & Associates, joined the meeting.

 

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

 

            Chairman Kment opened the hearing at 9:45 AM on the Conditional Use Permit renewal of Paradise Feeders LLC/Tom Feller to apply wastewater from a livestock facility through a center pivot on property located in the NE 26-23-2.  Appearing for the hearing were:  Tim Tinker and Tim Larson of TeeCo Inc.  LaLene presented the board with a map showing the specific area impacted by the permit.  Mr. Larson expressed concerns with bacteria entering the water source used with their bottled water enterprise.  Discussion held on the recommendations of the planning and zoning commission with specific notation of condition 4) end gun use of wastewater only on Zone D and condition 7) the county board reserves the power to revoke such conditional use permit for failure to comply with the terms, conditions and requirements by taking action to deem necessary to obtain compliance with the permit . . . the county board may take any action it may deem necessary to secure compliance including revocation and termination of said conditional use permit.

 

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

 

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

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to approve the Conditional Use Permit renewal of Paradise Feeders LLC/Tom Feller to apply wastewater from a livestock facility through a center pivot on property located in the NE 26-23-2, as per the Planning Commission recommendations with specific notation of condition 4 & 7.

 

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

 

            Eric Pavlik joined the meeting to discuss the county setbacks for the placement of trees along 834 Rd and 563½ Ave.  Mr. Pavlik presented a photograph of the property located in the SW 36-23-1 with an indication of the tree placement to be only 75’ from the center of the road instead of the 100’ setback required and the proposed setback from the center of the intersection was only 150’ instead of the 200’ setback required.  Also along the edge of the property there has been a dirt berm established that does not comply with the 100’ and 200’ setback.  Mr. Pavlik requested a variance on the setbacks to be able to place the trees along the berm.  Matter tabled until April 16, 2018 at 10:00AM to allow the board and zoning administrator time to inspect the area.  No action taken by the board.

 

            Discussion held on the Construction Engineering Agreement Supplemental #1, Project No. BRO-7084(10), Control No. 31597, Stanton Southeast and Program Agreement Supplemental #2, Project No. BRO-7084(7), Control No. 31208, Stanton North. 

 

            The approval of the resolution and the Construction Engineering Agreement Supplemental #1, Project No. BRO-7084(10), Control No. 31597, Stanton Southeast, tabled until April 16, 2018.

 

            Discussion continued on the Program Agreement Supplemental #2, Project No. BRO-7084(7), Control No. 31208, Stanton North.  The total cost of the project is currently estimated to be $595,000.00.  The federal share is estimated to be $476,000.00 of the total cost, the state aid share is estimated to be $112,500.00 of the total cost and the county share is estimated to be $6,500.00.  These amounts are indicated on page 17 of the agreement.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to approve the following resolution to authorize the chairman to sign the Program Agreement Supplemental #2 between Stanton County, Nebraska and Nebraska Department of Transportation, Project No. BRO-7084(7), Control No. 31208, Stanton North:

 

RESOLUTION No. 2018.03 – 013:

 

SIGNING RESOULTION

SUPPLEMENTAL PROJECT PROGRAM AGREEMENT NO. 2 – BL1258

 

Stanton County

Resolution No. 2018.03 – 013

 

Whereas:  Stanton County and Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) have previously executed Project program Agreement BL 1258 for a transportation project for which the Local Public Agency (LPA) would like to obtain Federal funds;

 

Whereas:  Stanton County understands that it must continue to strictly follow all Federal, State and local laws, rules, regulations, policies and guidelines applicable to the funding of the Federal-aid project; and

 

Whereas:  Stanton County and NDOT wish to enter in Supplemental Program Agreement No. 2 setting out modifications and/or additional duties and/or funding responsibilities for the Federal-aid project.

 

Be It Resolved:  by the board of Commissioner of Stanton County, Nebraska that:

 

Dennis Kment, Chair of the Stanton County Board of Commissioners is hereby authorized to sign the attached Supplemental Program Agreement No. 2 between Stanton County and the NDOT.

 

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

 

                        NDOR Project Number:              BRO-7084(7)

                        NDOR control Number:              31208

                        Project Location:                       Stanton North

 

Adopted this 19th day of March, 2018 at Stanton Nebraska.

                                                                                                                        The Board of Commissioners of Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                                                        /s/ Dennis Kment

                                                                                                                        /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                                                        /s/ Duane Rehak

 

Board/Council Member Gutshall moved the adoption of said resolution

Member Kment seconded the Motion

Roll Call:  _3_ Yes _0_ No _­-_ Abstained _-_ Absent

Resolution adopted, signed and billed as adopted

 

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann

Signature County Clerk [seal]

 

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

 

. . . . . . . . . .

SUPPLEMENTAL LPA PROGRAM AGREEMENT – FEDERAL-AID FUNDS

INCLUDING NEW PROGRAM AGREEMENT

Stanton County, Nebraska

State of Nebraska, Department of Transportation

Project No. BRO-7084(7)

Stanton Control No. 31208

Stanton North

[copy of Agreement  and Exhibits on file in County Clerk’s office (26 pages)]

. . . . . . . . . .

 

            Matt Manning updated the board on the current culvert and road projects under construction.  Also discussed was the resurfacing of various roads within Stanton County.

 

            Sanford Goshorn, Sandy Zoubek, Cheryl Wolverton and Mike Unger, joined the meeting.

 

            Sanford addressed the board about the 2 above ground shelters previously approved on October 16, 2017.  Discussion held on the need for an additional shelter.  The storm shelters will be placed at the shop sites within Stanton County.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the purchase of an additional storm shelter for a total of 3 shelters for the shop sites within Stanton County.

 

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

 

            Discussion held on the inclement weather policy in regards to closing the courthouse or having a late start for public safety and wages paid to employees if the courthouse is closed.  Currently if the courthouse is closed due to weather the employees are not paid unless they use a vacation day or compensatory time.  If the courthouse is closed due to inclement weather it was suggested that employees would be paid for only 1 day per fiscal year (July 1 – June 30) instead of having to use vacation or compensatory time.  The 1 day allowed could not be used for any other time off or rolled over to another year.  It would only be effective if and when the courthouse is closed due to the weather.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to revise the current inclement weather policy to allow wages paid for 1 day per fiscal year if the courthouse is closed for public safety due to the weather.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to approve for the month of February the Documentary Stamp Tax, co shr in the amount of $186.98; County Clerk fees in the amount of $1,769.50; P&M Fund fees in the amount of $308.50; Game and Parks Agent fees in the amount of $3.00; Misc Copy fees in the amount of $119.00; Clerk of the District Court fees in the amount of $107.82; Passport fees in the amount of $50.00; County Treasurer’s receipt of money received numbered 00019178 – 00019231, inclusive in the amount of $929,408.31; County Treasurer’s Public Sale of Delinquent Real Estate Taxes March 5, 2018; and place them on file.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak to approve the following Accounts Payable claims less the claim to Kuehn’s Auto Body and Payroll claims as presented and order checks drawn on the various funds as follows:

 

GENERAL FUND – Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr, 6716.83; Antelope Co Shf Dept, boarding, 5940.00; Ken’s The Apothecary Shop, supplies, 247.13; Appeara, supplies, 88.08; LaLene Bates, mileage etc, 219.59; Kim Bearnes, meals etc, 620.60; Shawn Beaudette, services, 103.00; Joshua Bennett, meals etc, 62.32; Big Red Printing Inc, printing, 541.40; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 731.08; Donna Bloom, supplies, 60.80; BCBS, ins-co shr, 26794.73; Bomgaars, supplies, 319.99; Gary Carson, mileage, 51.23; Colfax Co Shf, fees, 50.49; DAS State Acct, costs, 13.00; Dataspec LLC, computer expenses, 449.00; Martha Detlefsen, prior services, 12.00; Robin Dolesh, mileage etc, 53.98; Eakes Office Solutions, supplies, 270.62; Electrical Eng & Equip Co, services, 88.97; Emmett’s Foodtown, supplies, 11.56; Environmental Systems Research Inst, services, 400.00; Ewalt Law Office PC LLO, services, 2316.57; Fairfield Inn & Suites, lodging, 524.75; Farmer’s Coop, fuel, 1630.29; First Concord Benefits Group, flex benefits, 50.00; Floor Maintenance & Paper Supply, supplies, 186.00; Francotyp-Postalia Inc, supplies, 396.00; Judy Funk, mileage etc, 51.54; Gillette Printing, services, 162.00; Great Plains Appraisal Inc, services, 11716.88; Hyvee-West, misc, 37.50; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 7383.40; Intoximeters Inc, supplies, 88.85; Mike Kabes, mileage etc, 56.16; Diane Kander, supplies, 139.05; Gerald Kuhn, mileage etc, 82.61; Russell Kumm, mileage etc, 40.90; W Bert Lammli Jr, office allow, 860.00; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, fuel etc, 372.00; Lynn Peavey Co, supplies, 348.10; Madison Co Crt, costs, 3.00; Madison Co Shf, boarding, 468.50; Madison Natl Life Ins Co, ins-co shr, 160.40; Marshall & Swift/Boeckh LLC, services, 644.20; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees, 6812.00; Midwest Special Services Inc, services, 501.00; MIPS Inc, services, 119.46; Morland Easland & Lohrberg PC, atty fees, 504.14; Moyer & Moyer, atty fees, 606.55; NPZA Secy/Treas, fees, 115.00; Lavern Newkirk, prior service, 17.00; Nebraska Assn Clk ROD etal, fees, 75.00; NIRMA, supplies, 143.00; Nebraska Notary Assoc, fees, 156.18; Notary Public Underwriters of NE, fees etc, 66.00; Douglas Oertwich, mileage etc, 74.43; One Office Solution, supplies, 832.64; Pierce Co Shf Dept, boarding, 4000.00; Pilger Store LLC, fuel, 148.66; Platte Co Detention Facility, boarding, 150.00; Gerald Podany, mileage etc, 84.24; Pollard Pumping Inc, services, 962.50; Public Agency Training Council, fees, 475.00; Region 4 Behavioral Health Sys, services, 4305.05; Relentless LLC, services, 1198.00; Rita Roenfeldt, prior service, 20.00; Secy State, fees, 20.00; See Store 1 LLC (Gene’s Runner), fuel, 1192.57; Sioux Sales Co, supplies, 17.90; Stanton Auto Parts, services etc, 402.75; Stanton Co Crt, costs, 199.00; Stanton Co Imprest Acct, fees, 20.50; Stanton Co PPD, utilities, 1095.75; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 10.47; Stanton Register & Printing Inc, services, 1119.04; Stanton Telecom, services, 1536.23; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 111.75; Teeco Inc, supplies, 132.95; Thomson Reuters-West, supplies, 1209.00; Thurston Co Shf, boarding, 1750.00; Town & Co Tech, services, 1109.45; Mike Unger Co Shf, costs, 21.00; UNL Its Comm Cntr, services, 92.04; Wanek Pharmacy, supplies, 83.20; Mark Wieman, mileage etc, 289.16; Wisner News Chronicle, services, 61.84; Todd Zohner, mileage etc, 56.16; Sandra Zoubek Co Treas, fees, 19.50; Sandra Zoubek, meals etc, 248.77;

 

ROAD FUND – Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr, 2790.96; Appeara, services, 31.33; ATCO Intl, supplies, 3138.41; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 740.78; BCBS, ins-co shr, 13799.52; Bomgaars, tools etc, 80.57; Century Link, services, 52.89; Clarkson Plbg & Htg Inc, services, 74.01; Janice Coates, prior service, 17.00; Cornhusker Intl Trucks Inc, services, 91.98; Doernemann Farm Service Inc, services, 4791.29; Jim Duncan, prior service, 16.00; Farmer’s Coop, fuel etc, 4857.44; GI Trailer Inc, services etc, 45.36; Hoskins Mfg Co Inc, supplies, 408.60; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 3337.81; Island Supply Welding Co, supplies, 197.67; Kimball Midwest, supplies, 506.17; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, services, 6215.80; Madison Natl Life Ins Co, ins-co shr, 74.78; Mainelli Wagner & Assoc, eng services etc, 47962.94; Martin Marietta Materials, supplies, 995.44; Marx Repair LLC, services etc, 6119.00; Matteo Sand & Gravel Co Inc, gravel, 865.44; Menards, supplies, 146.55; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees-co shr, 2750.00; Midwest Services & Sales Co, supplies, 16910.72; NMC Exchange LLC, services, 778.83; NMG LLC dba Norfolk Works, costs, 55.00; Norfolk Napa, supplies, 132.74; Northeast Glass, supplies, 100.00; OL Scheer Co, tools, 25.98; Pilger Store, fuel etc, 2775.94; Bryce Pohlman, reimb, 120.00; Pollard Pumping Inc, services, 306.25; PowerPlan, services, 1570.41; Road Builders Mach & Supply Co, services, 560.18; Ron’s Ag & Auto Repair, services, 401.29; Rueter’s Red Power, services, 69.81; William Schellen dba Prime Align, services, 292.82; Stanton Auto Parts, services etc, 224.63; Stanton Co PPD, services, 1350.02; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 973.21; Stanton Register & Printing Inc, services, 18.91; Stanton Telecom Inc, services, 218.32; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 39.50; Russell Stodola, supplies, 22.99; Teeco Inc, supplies, 26.00; Truck Cntr Co, services, 15.69; US Cellular, services, 105.31; Kristin Unger, reimb, 90.00; Village Pilger, utilities, 112.23; Volkman Plbg & Htg Inc, services, 204.00; Weldon Parts Inc, services, 58.75;

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FUND – Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr, 17.01; Engelhardt TV & Comm Inc, services, 36.00; Farmer’s Coop, fuel etc, 112.03; Sanford Goshorn, utilities etc, 12.00; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 19.27;

 

INHERITANCE TAX – Stanton Co PPD, tower, 124.68;

 

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

 

Total aggregate salaries of all county employees $142,436.42.

 

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

 

Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to adjourn and set the next meeting for April 16, 2018 at 8:15 AM.

 

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

 

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

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

 

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BOARD OF EQUALIZATION PROCEEDINGS – February 20, 2018

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the minutes of January 16, 2018 meeting.

 

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

 

            Dean and Judy Bohn, members of the public, attended the meeting.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

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COMMISSIONER’S PROCEEDINGS – February 20, 2018

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the minutes of January 16, 2018 meeting.

 

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

 

            Dean and Judy Bohn, members of the public, attended the meeting.

 

            The following correspondence was reviewed and placed on file:  Gabe Baumann, Claycrete North America – introduction email; Richard Houck, Proj Coordinator NDOT – monthly status report; Robert Latimer, TransCanada – update Keystone XL Pipeline; Jamie Reinke, Nebraska DNR – Lower Elkhorn Floodplan Mapping Project update; Walter Rutherford, Nebr DOT – Changing the Item 113 (Scour) Code; NIRMA – NIRMA’a Safety Shorts Vol.6 No.2; Matt Wieseler, Natural Resources Specialist – EX-5-80 DAM inspection; Tim Baxter, NIRMA – certified flagger/construction work zone; Center for Preparedness Education – rural road show Mar 2018; Richard Houck, Proj Coordinator NDOT – monthly status report.

 

            Kathy Jensen appeared before the board to discuss the claim Patrick and Kathleen Jensen filed with the Board of Commissioners for the damage to their 2015 Ford Edge SUV by a county gravel spreader.  Discussion held on the December incident and the estimate of Kuehn Auto Body presented.  Kathy advised the board she had contacted Darrell Hansen of the incident right after it happened.  The board individually viewed the damage to the vehicle in the courthouse parking lot.  The board requested Ms. Jensen acquire a 2nd estimate of the damages.  The claim and estimates will be submitted to the county insurance company.

 

            Kathy Jensen returned to the board meeting with a second estimate from 3-D Autobody Inc.  The consensus of the board was to allow the repairs at Kuehn Auto Body and advised Ms. Jensen to proceed with getting her vehicle fixed.

 

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

 

RESOLUTION No. 2018.02 – 008:

 

            BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that First Nebraska Bank, Stanton, Nebraska hereby wishes to release the following security held in escrow to secure deposits of this county in said bank, to-wit:  Federal Natl Mtge Assn, No.31398ALG5, Due 1/23/2018, 4.377%, $500,000.00; US Treasury Note, No.912828TR1, Due 9/30/2019, 1.00%, $200,000.00; US Treasury Note, No.912828B58, Due 1/31/2021, 2.125%, $600,000.00; US Treasury Note, No.912828WD8, Due 10/31/2018, 1.25%, $100,000.00; US Treasury Note, No.912828A83, Due 12/31/2020, 2.375%, $100,000.00.

 

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

            Dated this 20th day of February, 2018.

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners

                                                                                    Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                    /s/ Dennis Kment

                                                                                    /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                    /s/ Duane Rehak

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann

Stanton County Clerk  [seal]

 

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

 

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

 

            LaLene advised the board that the hearing set for Matthew Heimann/M&P Heimann Family Limited Partnership/Lismar Farms Inc to construct a livestock feeding operation on property located in 8-24-3 is continued due to more information needed on the well system, number of animals allowed, road usage, etc.  Discussion held on the livestock facility proposal.  No action taken by the board.

 

            Discussion held on the zoning application fees for Stanton County which were last updated November 17, 2014.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the following Resolution updating the zoning application fees for Stanton County:

 

RESOLUTION No. 2018.02 – 009:

 

            BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that the Board of Commissioners of Stanton County, Nebraska approves the zoning application fees for Stanton County as follows:  Ag Structures (grain bins, machine sheds, etc), Fee -, Late Fee $100; Non Ag Structures (residences, additions, garages), Fee $100, Late Fee $200; Conditional Use Permit, Fee $100, Late Fee $200; Residential Use Permit, Fee $100, Late Fee $200; Board of Adjustment, Fee $200, Late Fee -; Floodplain Development, Fee $25, Late Fee -; Zoning Change, Fee $100, Late Fee -; Lot Split, Fee $50, Late Fee -; Subdivision, Fee $100 plus $5 per lot over 4 lots, Late Fee -; Wind Energy, Fee $100 CUP fee plus $200 per generator, Late Fee $200; Telecomm Tower, Fee $100*, Late Fee $200; *this is a conditional use permit cost.

 

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

            Dated this 20th day of February, 2018.

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners

                                                                                    Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                    /s/ Dennis Kment

                                                                                    /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                    /s/ Duane Rehak

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann

Stanton County Clerk  [seal]

 

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

 

            LaLene presented and explained the lot split application of Dan Beerbohm to split property located in the SW SE and SE SW 3-23-2 into 2 lots with easements in place.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to approve the Dan Beerbohm’s Lot Split located in the SW SE and SE SW 3-23-2, as per Planning Commission recommendations.

 

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

 

            Additional zoning issues discussed were:  concerns with salvaged/junked cars on a residential property, complaints have been received from neighbors; proposed transmission line and replacement of transmission line; and proposed pipeline across Dimick precinct.  No action taken by the board.

 

            Judd Allen, Marketing representative for NACO Benefits Services, joined the meeting to discuss the renewal of the county health insurance.  The board reviewed the plans and costs associated with each plan.  The current BCBS plan (Bluepride Option 302 H.S.A.) rates will increase by 12.7%.  Comparable BCBS plans were quoted along with a quote from Untied Healthcare and Aetna.  Discussion held on the carriers and the options covered.  Also discussed was the cash in lieu of health insurance policy adopted August 17, 2015.  The renewal date for the county health insurance is April 1, 2018.  Renewal of county health insurance will be determined at the March 19, 2018 meeting.

 

            Phil Cox, Public Works Director SID No.1, appeared before the board to discuss N Eastwood St.  There have been issues with street parking and snow removal.  It was suggested to discuss the matter with the residents along N Eastwood St as to street parking during inclement weather and develop a policy on street parking.

 

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

 

            Ramsy updated the board on the box culvert projects.  The Pilger project has been completed and the Stanton NW and Stanton SE projects are on hold until the weather and ground conditions improve.

 

            Chairman Kment opened the hearing at 11:05 AM on the One and Six Year Road Plan.

 

            The One and Six Year Road Plan was reviewed.  Discussion held on projects on the one year plan versus projects on the six year plan.  Projects deemed more essential will be moved from the six year plan to the one year plan.  No public comments were received during the hearing.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to close the One and Six Year Road Plan.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to approve the following Resolution to adopt the One and Six Year Plan for Highway Improvements:

 

RESOLUTION No. 2018.02 – 011:

           

            “Whereas, the County Highway Department has prepared and presented a One and Six Year Plan for Highway Improvements for Stanton County, Nebraska, and;

 

            “Whereas, a public meeting was held on the 20th day of February, 2018, to present this plan, and all objections and recommendations of said plan were considered;

 

            “Therefore, be it resolved, by the County Commissioners of Stanton County, Nebraska, that the plan and data as furnished and/or revised are hereby in all things accepted and adopted.”

 

Upon roll call vote as follows:  Voting Yes:  Gutshall, Kment, Rehak; Voting No:  ____________________________________.

 

            Whereupon, the resolution was declared passed by the Stanton County Board of Commissioners on the 20th day of February, 2018.

 

                                                                                                /s/ Dennis Kment

                                                                                                Dennis Kment

                                                                                                Chairman of the County Board

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann

Wanda Heermann, County Clerk  [seal]

 

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

 

Discussion was held on the Program Agreement between Stanton County, Nebraska and Nebraska Department of Transportation, Project No. STWD-CBMP(2), Control No. 00974A, County Bridge Match Program – Round 2.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the following resolution to authorize the chairman to sign the Program Agreement between Stanton County, Nebraska and Nebraska Department of Transportation, Project No. STWD-CBMP(2), Control No. 00974A, County Bridge Match Program – Round 2:

 

RESOLUTION No. 2018.02 – 010:

 

RESOULTION
SIGNING OF THE PROJECT PROGRAM AGREEMENT – BL1824

Stanton County
Resolution No. 2018.02 – 010

 

            Whereas:  Stanton County is proposing a transportation project for which it would like to obtain County Bridge Match funds;

 

            Whereas:  Stanton county understands that it must strictly follow all State and local laws, rules, regulations, policies and guidelines applicable to the funding of the project; and

 

            Whereas:  Stanton County and Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) wish to enter into a new Project Program Agreement setting out the various duties and funding responsibilities for the project.

 

            Be it Resolved:  by the Board of Commissioners of Stanton County that:

 

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

 

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

 

                        NDOT Project Number:  STWD-CBMP(2)

                        NDOT Control Number:  00974A

                        NDOT Project Name:  County Bridge Match Program

 

            Adopted this 20th day of February, 2018 at Stanton, Nebraska.

 

 

                                                                                                                        The Board of Commissioners of Stanton County

                                                                                                                        /s/ Dennis Kment

                                                                                                                        /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                                                        /s/ Duane Rehak

 

Board/Council Member Gutshall moved the adoption of said resolution

Member Rehak seconded the Motion

Roll Call:  _3_ Yes _0_ No _­-_ Abstained _-_ Absent

Resolution adopted, signed and billed as adopted

 

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann

Signature County Clerk

 

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

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COUNTY BRIDGE MATCH PROGRAM

PROGRAM AGREEMENT

 

STANTON COUNTY

STATE OF NEBRASKA, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

PROJECT NO. STWD-CBMP(2)

STATE CONTROL NO. 00974A

CBMP CONTROL NO. 00974XX

COUNTY BRIDGE MATCH PROGRAM

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

. . . . . . . . . .

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to approve for the month of January the Documentary Stamp Tax, co shr in the amount of $2,811.72; County Clerk fees in the amount of $2,552.20; P&M Fund fees in the amount of $420.00; Game and Parks Agent fees in the amount of $9.00; Misc Copy fees in the amount of $10.00; Clerk of the District Court fees in the amount of $272.17; Passport fees in the amount of $100.00; County Treasurer’s receipt of money received numbered 00019098 – 00019177, inclusive in the amount of $974,103.76;Veterans’ Service Office 2nd Quarter Report; and place them on file.

 

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

 

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

 

GENERAL FUND – Abacus Data Systems, services, 1252.80; Accredited Security, services, 1198.00; Advanced Corr Healthcare, services, 23.72; Mark Albin Atty, fees, 3582.14; Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr, 7346.36; Antelope Co Shf Dept, boarding, 6525.00; Appeara, services, 89.44; Kim Bearnes, reimb, 30.00; Shawn Beaudette, services, 103.00; Big Red Printing Inc, printing, 325.58; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 787.05; Blue360 Media, supplies, 67.25; Blue Cross/Blue Shield, ins-co shr, 26105.79; Brown Co Crt, fees, 3.00; Card Services , meals, 531.45; Gary E. Carson, supplies etc, 125.60; Custom Credentials, fees, 6.75; Custom Sports, supplies, 195.00; DAS State Acct, costs, 13.00; Martha Detlefsen, prior service, 12.00; Digital Ally Inc, supplies, 100.00; District Crt Jury, fees etc, 1330.25; Eakes Office Solutions, supplies, 108.01; Emmett’s Foodtown, supplies, 17.26; Engelhardt TV & Comm Inc, services, 1388.60; Ewalt Law Office PC LLO, services, 2316.57; Farmers Coop, fuel, 1951.39; First Concord Benefits Group, flex benefits, 50.00; Floor Maintenance & Paper Supply, supplies, 177.90; Haven House Family Services Cntr, reg fee, 70.00; Wanda Heermann, supplies, 15.11; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 8041.88; Johnson’s Inc, services, 474.86; Ken’s The Apothecary Shop, services, 912.89; W. Bert Lammli Jr., office allow, 860.00; Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker, fees, 228.00; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, fuel etc, 1323.19; Madison Co Shf, boarding, 1450.00; Madison Natl Life Ins Co, ins-co shr, 170.63; Marelly AEDS & First Aid, services, 352.11; Menards, tools, 4.76; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees, 7304.00; Midwest Special Services Inc, services, 789.00; MIPS Inc, services etc, 3091.11; Morland Easland & Lohrberg PC, fees, 453.13; NACO Planning and Zoning, fees, 30.00; Nebr Assoc Co Officials, reg fee, 140.00; Nebr Assoc Co Treas, fees, 50.00; Lavern Newkirk, prior service, 17.00; NE Nebr Assoc Co Officials, reg fees, 175.00; One Office Solution, supplies, 2991.82; Osmond Pharmacy, services, 28.35; Pierce Co Shf Dept, boarding, 3900.00; Pilger Library, supplies, 1082.53; Pilger Store LLC, fuel, 240.48; Platte Co Det Facility, boarding, 1800.00; Prime Sanitation Service, services, 39.75; RR Donnelley, supplies, 85.35; Rita Roenfeldt, prior service, 20.00; Secretary of State, cert copies, 20.00; Secretary of State – Business Division, fees, 30.00; See Store 1 LLC (Gene’s Runner), fuel, 1247.19; Sioux Sales Co, supplies, 459.25; Stanton Auto Parts, services etc, 198.99; Stanton Co Clk, postage etc, 53.08; Stanton Co Clk Dist Crt, court costs, 177.00; Stanton Co Crt, court costs, 592.00; Stanton Co Imprest Acct, fees, 21.00; Stanton Co PPD, utilities, 1150.82; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 14.46; Stanton Register & Printing Inc, publishing, 1136.40; Stanton Telecom, services, 1823.82; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 111.75; State Nebraska Dept Corr Serv, boarding, 210.34; Teeco Inc, supplies, 139.45; Thurston Co Shf, boarding, 2350.00; Mike Unger Co Shf, fees, 18.50; UNL Its Comm Cntr, services, 46.02; UNL Print and Copy Services, supplies, 105.97; Wanek Pharmacy, services, 560.36; Wisner News Chronicle, publishing, 139.14; Sandra Zoubek Co Treas, transfers etc, 550019.25; Sandra Zoubek, supplies, 21.49;

 

ROAD FUND – A&H Bldg Supply Inc, supplies, 1242.93; Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr, 3200.39; Appeara, services, 60.32; ATCO Intl, supplies, 2535.50; B’s Enterprises Inc, supplies, 2704.00; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 728.47; Blue Cross Blue Shield, ins-co shr, 13799.52; Bomgaars, tools etc, 1716.60; Century Link, services, 52.89; Clarkson Plbg & Htg Inc, services, 67.97; Janice Coates, prior service, 17.00; Doernemann Farm Service Inc, services, 1383.09; Jim Duncan, prior service, 16.00; Emmett’s Foodtown, supplies, 5.45; Farmers Coop, fuel etc, 8099.28; Farmers Union Coop Supply Co, chemicals, 18.60; Fastenal Co, supplies, 300.00; Hoskins Mfg Co Inc, supplies, 137.78; Howells Plbg Htg & Air Inc, services, 2442.90; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 3801.70; Island Supply Welding Co, supplies, 105.38; Kimball Midwest, supplies, 70.85; Leigh Motor Service, services, 214.85; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, services, 5967.23; Madison Natl Life Ins, ins-co shr, 74.78; Mainelli Wagner & Assoc, services, 1100.00; Martin Marietta Materials, supplies, 5071.39; Matteo Sand & Gravel Co Inc, gravel, 2150.88; Medical Enterprises Inc, services, 75.00; Menards, supplies, 132.14; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees-co shr, 2750.00; Midwest Services & Sales Co, supplies, 2163.95; NMC Exchange LLC, services, 3821.10; Norfolk Napa, supplies, 144.87; Norfolk Specialties Inc, services, 85.00; Pilger Store, supplies etc, 1229.51; PowerPlan, services, 67.56; Prime Sanitation Service, services, 44.00; Road Builders Mach & Supply Co, services, 1688.03; Ron’s Ag & Auto Repair, services, 157.00; Sanitary & Imp Dist #1, hwy allocation fees, 14000.00; Stanton Auto Parts, services etc, 572.67; Stanton Co PPD, services, 918.49; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 748.50; Stanton Telecom Inc, services, 218.02; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 39.50; Teeco Inc, supplies, 18.00; Dean Thies, services, 50.00; US Cellular, services, 105.31; Village Pilger, utilities, 110.11; Warren Garage Door Inc, services, 88.50;

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FUND – Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr, 35.64; Cornhusker Auto Cntr, services, 53.00; Farmers Coop, fuel etc, 212.44; Sanford Goshorn, utilities etc, 131.17; Sanford Goshorn dba S & G Installation, supplies etc, 342.17; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-emp shr, 40.40; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, services, 700.00; Darin Schneider dba Spectrum Graphics, services, 14.25; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 191.41;

 

ROAD SINKING FUND – CL Construction LLC, culvert project, 72015.96;

 

INHERITANCE TAX FUND – Vincent F. Soll Jr. Estate, refund, 715.57; Stanton Co PPD, tower, 134.12;

 

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

 

Total aggregate salaries of all county employees $157,385.56.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

 

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BOARD OF EQUALIZATION PROCEEDINGS – January 16, 2018

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

            The meeting was called to order at 8:10 AM by Chairman Kment, who announced that the open meeting laws are posted on the wall in the Commissioner’s room and a copy may be obtained from the County Clerk’s office upon request.

 

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

 

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

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak to approve the minutes of December 18, 2017 and January 4, 2018 meeting.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

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COMMISSIONER’S PROCEEDINGS – January 16, 2018

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

            Brian Benson, licensed land surveyor, attended the meeting.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak to approve the minutes of December 18, 2017 and January 4, 2018 meeting.

 

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

 

            The following correspondence was reviewed and placed on file:  NIRMA – NIRMA’s Safety Shorts Vol.6 No.1; Mark Mainelli – email respond on C008422615 fractural Critical Bridge structure.

 

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

 

RESOLUTION No. 2018.01 – 005:

 

            BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that First Nebraska Bank, Stanton, Nebraska hereby wishes to release the following security held in escrow to secure deposits of this county in said bank, to-wit:  Federal Home Loan Banks, No. 31398ALG5 [Pledged to: Stanton County Clerk], Due 1/23/2018, 4.38%, $500,000.00.

 

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

            Dated this 16th day of January, 2018.

 

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners
                                                                                    Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                    /s/ Dennis Kment

                                                                                    /s/ Duane Rehak

                                                                                    Absent:  Gutshall

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann
Stanton County Clerk  [seal]

 

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

 

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

 

RESOLUTION No. 2018.01 – 006:

            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:  Federal Natl Mtge Assn, No.31398ALG5, Due 1/23/2018, 4.377%, $500,000.00; US Treasury Note, No.912828TR1, Due 9/30/2019, 1.00%, $200,000.00; US Treasury Note, No.912828B58, Due 1/31/2021, 2.125%, $600,000.00; US Treasury Note, No.912828WD8, Due 10/31/2018, 1.25%, $100,000.00; US Treasury Note, No.912828A83, Due 12/31/2020, 2.375%, $100,000.00.

 

            AND, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Bank First, Norfolk, Nebraska wishes to add the following security held in escrow to secure deposits of this county in said bank, to-wit:  Brazos Higher Ed Auth Inc Std Ln Srs 2006-2, No.10620NBA5, Due 6/25/2042, 0.00%, $50,000.00.

 

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

            Dated this 16th day of January, 2018.

 

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners
                                                                                    Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                    /s/ Dennis Kment

                                                                                    /s/ Duane Rehak

                                                                                    Absent:  Gutshall

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann
Stanton County Clerk  [seal]

 

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

 

            Sandy Zoubek, County Treasurer, joined the meeting.  Discussion held on the semi-annual report for July – December, 2017.

 

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

 

RESOLUTION No. 2018.01 – 007:

 

                        BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board proceeded with and completed settlement with the County Treasurer for the six (6) months ending December 31, 2017 and found that all receipts and disbursements were properly accounted for as per statement on file at the County Clerk’s office.

 

            Dated this 16th day of January, 2018.

 

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners
                                                                                    Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                    /s/ Dennis Kment

                                                                                    /s/ Duane Rehak

                                                                                    Absent:  Gutshall

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann
Stanton County Clerk  [seal]

 

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

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Kment, to approve for the month of December the Documentary Stamp Tax, co shr in the amount of $1,155.88; County Clerk fees in the amount of $1,650.75; P&M Fund fees in the amount of $295.50; Game and Parks Agent fees in the amount of $1.00; Misc Copy fees in the amount of $11.50; Clerk of the District Court fees in the amount of $324.95; Passport fees in the amount of $25.00; County Treasurer’s receipt of money received numbered 00019038 – 00019097, inclusive in the amount of $345,133.05; County Sheriff’s 4th Quarter Report (Oct,Nov,Dec); and place them on file.

 

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

 

            David Gutshall, County Commissioner, joined the meeting at 8:30 AM.

 

            Cheryl Wolverton re-joined the meeting to discuss a CPR/AED refresher course for county employees.  NIRMA provides the training and information material.  The board asked Cheryl to coordinate a date in February for the courthouse and road department employees to attend a refresher course either at 9:00 AM or 1:00 PM.  This refresher course is not mandatory.  No action taken by the board.

 

            Mike Unger, County Sheriff, joined the meeting.  Discussion held on the jail budget and personnel changes within his department.

 

            Gary Carson, Weed Superintendent, joined the meeting.  The annual report was reviewed with the board.  Discussion held on weed issues within the county.  The board advised Gary of a wage increase for 2018 that was approved January 4, 2018.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to authorize the chairman to sign the annual report for filing. 

           

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

 

            Bid Letting held at 9:15 AM on the sale of County owned real estate described as:  Lot 3, Block 5, Village of Pilger, Stanton County, Nebraska (100 N Cuming, Pilger NE).  No one appeared.

 

            Sealed bids received were opened and publicly read as follows:  Marc Soden, Wisner NE – $1,586.00; Warren Frerichs, Pilger NE, $1,050.00.  The bids were reviewed by the board.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to accept the bid of Marc Soden in the amount of $1,586.00 (by certified funds) for the purchase of Lot 3, Block 5, Village of Pilger, Stanton County, Nebraska.

 

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

 

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

 

            The lot split application of Robert Dahlkoetter to split property located in the S½ SW 18-23-1 into 3 lots was reviewed.  LaLene explained the lot split application.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the Robert Dahlkoetter’s 2nd Lot Split located in the S½ SW 18-23-1, as per Planning Commission recommendations.

 

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

 

            LaLene presented and explained the vacation of the James Gall’s Change of Boundary located in Pt NE NE 25-22-3 previously approved.  The reason for vacating is to allow a new lot split to be filed with a change in size of lots 1 and 2.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Kment to vacate the James Gall’s Change of Boundary located in Pt NE NE 25-22-3, as per Planning Commission recommendations.

 

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

 

            The lot split application of Korey Janata to split property located in the NE NE 25-22-3 into 2 lots was reviewed.  LaLene explained the lot split application.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Kment to approve the Korey Janata Lot Split located in the NE NE 25-22-3, as per Planning Commission recommendations.

 

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

 

            Mark Mainelli, Highway Consultant, joined the meeting.  Discussion held on the One and Six Year Plan for Highway Improvement.  The public hearing will be held February 20, 2018 at 11:00 AM.  Mark advised the board of the selection of Stanton County’s proposal submitted to the County Bridge Match Program.  The proposal was for the replacement of bridge 14830/C-84(384) and the removal of bridge 22020/C‑84(330).  Discussion held on the Certification of County Highway Superintendent for Determining Incentive Payment for 2017.  The certification needs to be submitted to the Nebraska Department of Transportation. 

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to appoint Mark Mainelli of Mainelli Wagner and Associates as the Highway Superintendent for Stanton County effective for 2017 and 2018. 

 

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

 

            Don Wegener appeared before the board to discuss the vacating or closing of the east half of road 844 Rd between 570 and 571 Ave (Sec 7/18 Twn 24 Rge 3).  Mr. Wegener will obtain a Petition from the County Clerk’s office to vacate or close a county road.  No action taken by the board.

 

            Chris Lautenschlager of CL Construction appeared to update the board on the 3 box culvert projects.  The Pilger NE project has been completed as of Dec 11, 2017, the Stanton NW project is partially completed and construction was suspended as of Jan 4, 2018 due to weather/ground conditions, and the Stanton SE project is progressing with plans to pour concrete later this week depending on the weather.  Discussion held with those present on the projects, progress and completion dates.

 

            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, 6703.76; Antelope Memorial Hospital, serv, 944.35; Appeara, supplies, 89.44; Kim Bearnes, meals etc, 128.27; Shawn Beaudette, serv, 103.00; Larry Beltz, serv, 300.00; Joshua Bennett, dues, 50.00; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 806.20; Blue360 Media, supplies, 67.25; Blue Cross/Blue Shield, ins- co shr, 26380.48; Candlewood Suites, lodging, 1319.40; Card Services, meals, 95.61; Gary Carson, supplies etc, 218.79; Cornhusker Auto Center, serv, 474.00; Courtyard Washington DC, lodging, 948.25; DAS State Acct, costs, 13.00; Martha Detlefsen, prior serv, 12.00; Donna Dixon, prior serv, 57.70; Douglas Co Crt, costs, 2.25; Eakes Office Solutions, supplies, 112.67; Emmett’s Foodtown, supplies, 22.40; Engelhardt TV & Comm Inc, serv, 714.95; Ewalt Law Office PC LLO, serv, 2316.57; Farmers Coop, fuel, 1448.12; First Concord Benefits Group, flex benefits, 50.00; Fischer Guns and Ammo, supplies, 125.00; Galls, supplies, 398.39; Carolyn J Glaser, prior service, 103.86; David B Gutshall, mileage, 172.27; Heartland Fire Prot Co, serv, 241.25; Wanda Heermann, mileage etc, 217.09; Holiday Inn–Kearney, lodging, 659.70; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 7359.92; Jack’s Unif & Equip, supplies, 41.40; Jones Auto Inc, serv, 2059.92; W Bert Lammli Jr, office allow, 860.00; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, fuel etc, 693.99; Madison Co Shf, boarding, 906.00; Madison Natl Life Ins Co, ins-co shr, 169.42; Menards, tools, 102.94; Judene Mewis, prior serv, 69.24; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees, 7054.00; Midwest Spec Serv Inc, services, 1227.00; MIPS Inc, serv etc, 2739.42; Gilbert Morfeld, prior serv, 23.08; Northeast NE Assoc Co Clerk etal, fees, 50.00; Nebraska Sec State, supplies, 20.00; Lavern Newkirk, prior serv, 17.00; Norfolk Sporting Goods, supplies, 67.50; Northeast NE Assoc Co Clk Reg Deeds etal, fees, 50.00; NPZA Secy/Treas, fees, 225.00; Valorie Olson RMR, fees, 470.50; One Office Solution, supplies, 859.80; Pierce Co Shf Dept, fees, 4700.00; Pilger Library, supplies, 1035.13; Pilger Store LLC, fuel, 51.47; Platte Co Detention Facility, boarding, 1250.00; Prime Sanitation Serv, serv, 39.75; RR Donnelley, supplies, 206.86; Region IV Inc, serv, 1874.50; Rita Roenfeldt, prior serv, 20.00; Saunders Co Dept Corr, boarding, 195.00; See Store 1 LLC (Gene’s Runner), fuel, 1340.20; Edward Sokol, prior serv, 115.40; Stanton Auto Parts, serv etc, 276.60; Stanton Co Clk Dist Crt, costs, 108.00; Stanton Co Crt, costs, 100.00; Stanton Co Imprest Acct, fees, 20.50; Stanton Co PPD, utilities, 1116.81; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 15.96; Stanton Reg & Prtg Inc, services, 952.02; Stanton State Bank, supplies, 60.00; Stanton Telecom, serv, 1695.75; Stanton Water & Sewer, serv, 111.75; State Nebr Dept Corr Serv, boarding, 427.30; Teeco Inc, supplies, 114.95; Thomson Reuters-West, supplies, 1112.00; Thurston Co Shf, boarding, 150.00; UNL Its Comm Cntr, services, 46.02; Wacker Home Imp, services, 396.00; Wanek Pharmacy, services, 562.21; Wisner New Chronicle, serv, 200.99; Sandra Zoubek Co Treas, fees etc, 581.24; Sandra Zoubek, mileage, 399.17;

 

ROAD FUND – Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr, 2902.44; Bruce Anderson, supplies, 8.57; Appeara, services, 30.94; ATCO Intl, supplies, 722.00; B’s Enterprises Inc, supplies, 476.00; Isaac Baumert dba Rusty Nuts Repair LLC, serv, 806.75; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 703.08; Blue Cross Blue Shield, ins-co shr, 13799.52; Boelter Farm Repair LLC, repairs etc, 8014.69; Bomgaars, tools etc, 826.00; Caterpillar Finc Svs Corp, payment, 1941.60; Century Link, service, 52.82; Clarkson Plbg & Htg Inc, service, 78.80; Janice Coates, prior serv, 17.00; Doernemann Const Inc, services, 2035.00; Doernemann Farm Service Inc, serv, 877.87; Jim Duncan, prior serv, 16.00; Farmer’s Coop, fuel etc, 10905.15; Fastenal Co, supplies, 42.22; Frohberg Elec Co, serv, 100.91; Green Line Equip, supplies, 266.24; Hamernik Plbg, serv, 10.16; Hoskins Mfg Co Inc, supplies, 18.92; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 3464.10; Island Supply Welding Co, supplies, 122.09; John Deere Finc, serv, 1232.58; Johnson Sand and Gravel Co Inc, gravel, 692.25; Jones Auto Inc, vehicle, 10000.00; Kaup Forage & Turf, seeding, 325.00; Kelly Supply Co, supplies, 96.96; Ken’s Trailer Sales & Repair, services, 742.00; Kimball Midwest, supplies, 154.05; Leigh Motor Serv, serv, 95.54; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, serv, 4576.55; Madison Natl Life Ins Co, ins-co shr, 74.78; Mainelli Wagner & Assoc, eng serv etc, 24986.56; Marxsen Sand and Gravel, gravel, 922.60; Medical Enterprises Inc, services, 98.00; Menards, supplies, 114.17; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees, 2750.00; NMC Exchange LLC, services, 1015.14; NMG LLC dba Norfolk Works, fees, 70.00; Norfolk Napa, supplies, 58.60; OL Scheer Co dba Scheers Ace Hardware, supplies, 28.42; Village Pilger, utilities, 106.56; Pilger Store, supplies etc, 2460.02; PowerPlan, services, 67.56; Prime Sanitation Service, services, 44.00; Quality Trans & Align Inc, serv, 392.83; Road Builders Mach & Supply Co, serv, 42652.45; Rueter’s Red Power, services, 23.88; S&S Willer’s Inc dba Pilger Sand & Gravel, gravel, 392.76; Seals and Service Inc, services, 227.58; Stanton Auto Parts, services etc, 757.63; Stanton Co PPD, serv, 639.23; Stanton Telecom Inc, serv, 219.12; Stanton Water & Sewer, serv, 39.50; Teeco Inc, supplies, 26.00; Truck Cntr Co, services, 785.75; US Cellular, serv, 105.06; Zee Med Serv Co, supplies, 246.50;

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FUND – Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr, 27.34; Engelhardt TV & Comm Inc, equip, 137.25; Farmers Coop, fuel etc, 215.23; Sanford Goshorn, utilities etc, 48.29; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 30.98; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 15.99; Town & Country Tech, serv, 90.00;

 

ROAD SINKING – CL Const LLC, culvert proj, 44900.05;

 

INHERITANCE TAX - Stanton Co PPD, tower, 135.18;

 

EMERGENCY 911 FUND - J Vernon Davidson, tower rent, 120.00; City Norfolk, dispatching, 7083.33; Stanton Telecom Inc, serv, 73.23;

 

Total aggregate salaries of all county employees $143,934.47.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

 

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BOARD OF EQUALIZATION PROCEEDINGS – January 4, 2018

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

 

            A meeting of the Board of Equalization of Stanton County, Nebraska was held in the open and public session on January 4, 2018 at 8:00 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

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

 

            Advance notice of the meeting was given by publication in the Stanton Register on December 27, 2017, a copy of the proof of publication being attached to these minutes.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

            The minutes of December 18, 2017 were not approved because a copy was not given to the board for review before the meeting.  The approval of such minutes tabled until the next regular meeting.

 

Re-organization meeting was held in open session by law and as per Statute.

 

            Nominations opened for Chairman of the Board of Equalization.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to nominate Dennis Kment for Chairman, that nominations cease and Dennis Kment be elected by affirmation.

 

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

 

            Nominations opened for Vice Chairman of the Board of Equalization.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak to nominate David Gutshall for Vice Chairman, that nominations cease and David Gutshall be elected by affirmation.

 

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

 

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

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to adjourn and set the next meeting for Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 8:00 AM.

 

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

 

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

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

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COMMISSIONER’S PROCEEDINGS – January 4, 2018

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

 

            A meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Stanton County, Nebraska was held in the open and public session on January 4, 2018 at 8:15 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

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

 

            Advance notice of the meeting was given by publication in the Stanton Register on December 27, 2017, a copy of the proof of publication being attached to these minutes.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

            The minutes of December 18, 2017 were not approved because a copy was not given to the board for review before the meeting.  The approval of such minutes tabled until the next regular meeting.

 

Re-organization meeting was held in open session by law and as per Statute.

 

            Nominations opened for Chairman of the Board of Commissioners.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to nominate Dennis Kment for Chairman, that nominations cease and Dennis Kment be elected by affirmation.

 

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

 

            Nominations opened for Vice Chairman of the Board of Commissioners.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Kment to nominate David Gutshall for Vice Chairman, that nominations cease and David Gutshall be elected by affirmation.

 

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

 

            The following correspondence was reviewed and placed on file:  Robert Latimer, TransCanada – update Keystone XL NEPSC Decision Dec 19, 2017.

 

            The applications for County Depository Banks were reviewed.  A Statement of Disclosure was given by Dennis Kment regarding the employment of his son, David Kment, at Stanton State Bank.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the following Resolution for the depositories for Stanton County funds for 2018.

 

RESOLUTION No. 2018.01 – 001:

 

            BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the written applications for the designation as County Depositories of the County funds, as filed by the following named banks for the year ending December 31, 2017, coming on for consideration; and the County Board being fully advised, hereby accepts and approves the applications and hereby authorizes the deposit of County funds in the following banks for the term beginning January 1, 2018 and ending December 31, 2018:

 

Bank First, Norfolk NE

First Nebraska Bank, Stanton NE

Midwest Bank NA, Pierce, Pilger, Wisner NE

Stanton State Bank, Stanton NE

NPAIT, Lincoln NE

 

up to, but not exceeding the amount of the paid capital stock and surplus of said banks, respectively, upon the qualification by said bank, or any or all of them by furnishing of sufficient securities, and the approval of the same by the Board of Commissioners of Stanton County, Nebraska, as provided by Sec. 77-2318, of the Revised Statutes of Nebraska, Reissue 2009.

 

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

            Dated this 4th day of January, 2018.

 

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners

                                                                                    Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                    /s/ Dennis Kment

                                                                                    /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                    /s/ Duane Rehak

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann

Stanton County Clerk  [seal]

 

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

 

Committee appointments were discussed.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to approve the appointments to various positions as follows:  County Health Dept Board – Dennis Kment; County Health Dept Board – Kirk Van Pelt, county representative (non-elected); DOT regulations for Drug Free Workplace Supervisor – Duane Rehak; Emergency Planning Committee, local – Sanford Goshorn and LaLene Bates; NE Nebraska Community Action Partnership – Jerry Weatherholt, county representative (non-elected); NE Nebraska Area Agency on Aging Representative – Dennis Kment; NE Nebraska Dept Economic Development Representative – David Gutshall; NE Nebraska Dept Economic Development Representative – Chad Waldow, county representative (non-elected); NE Nebraska Juvenile Services Board – Dennis Kment, alternate – Mike Unger; Northstar Board – David Gutshall; Praireland RC&D Board Representative – David Gutshall; alternates – Dennis Kment and Duane Rehak; Region IV Mental Health Board – Duane Rehak; Safety Committee – David Gutshall; alternate – Duane Rehak.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to approve the following Resolution for appointment to the NE Nebraska Solid Waste Coalition Board of Directors – County representative:

 

RESOLUTION No. 2018.01 – 002:

 

            BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Commissioners of Stanton County, Nebraska that:

 

            1)  Duane Rehak is hereby appointed as the representative of the County of Stanton, Nebraska, to the Northeast Nebraska Solid Waste Coalition Board of Directors, and in the event of the absence of Duane Rehak, then Dennis Kment shall be declared as the alternate representative to the Board and shall act and vote on behalf of the County of Stanton, Nebraska.

 

            2)  That Duane Rehak shall serve as the County of Stanton’s representative to the Northeast Nebraska Solid Waste Coalition Board of Directors until his resignation from the Board of Directors or until his successor is appointed by resolution of the County Board of Commissioners, whichever shall occur first.

 

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

            Dated this 4th day of January, 2018.

                                                                                                Board of Commissioners

                                                                                                Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                                /s/ Dennis Kment

                                                                                                /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                                /s/ Duane Rehak

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann

Stanton County Clerk  [seal]

 

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

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to approve the following Resolution for appointment to the NE Nebraska Solid Waste Coalition Board of Directors – Maple Creek Precinct representative:

 

RESOLUTION No. 2018.01 – 003:

 

            BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Commissioners of Stanton County, Nebraska that:

 

            1)  Gary Svitak is hereby appointed as the representative for Maple Creek Township, Stanton County, Nebraska, to the Northeast Nebraska Solid Waste Coalition Board of Directors.

 

            2)  That Gary Svitak shall serve at the pleasure of Stanton County Board of Commissioners, as the representative from Maple Creek Township to the Northeast Nebraska Solid Waste coalition Board of Directors until his resignation from the Board of Directors or until his successor is appointed by the resolution of the County Board of Commissioners, whichever shall occur first.

 

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

            Dated this 4th day of January, 2018.

                                                                                                Board of Commissioners

                                                                                                Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                                /s/ Dennis Kment

                                                                                                /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                                /s/ Duane Rehak

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann

Stanton County Clerk  [seal]

 

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

 

            Sandy Zoubek, Cheryl Wolverton and Mike Unger, County Officials and Tony McPhillips, LaLene Bates and Sanford Goshorn, Appointed Officials joined the meeting.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to re-appoint the following appointed officials for the year 2018:  Emergency Manager – Sanford Goshorn; Highway Consultant – Mark Mainelli; Planning/Zoning Administrator – LaLene Bates; Veterans’ Service Officer – Anthony McPhillips; Weed Superintendent – Gary Carson.

 

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

 

            Discussion continued on the setting of salaries for the elected officials tabled at the December 18, 2017 meeting.  The board reviewed and discussed the NACO 2019-2022 salary recommendations for county officials and appointed officials with those present. 

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the following resolution setting the salaries of elected county officials for the 2019 – 2022 term of office:

 

RESOLUTION No. 2018.01 – 004:

 

            WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 23-1114 of the Nebraska Revised Statutes, the Stanton County Board of Commissioners are required to determine and set the salaries of the various elected officers of the county prior to January 15 of the year in which a General Election will be held for the respective offices; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Stanton County Board of Commissioners, have met in order to establish the salaries for the elected officials of Stanton County, Nebraska, for the term commencing January 2019, pursuant to Nebraska law.  After reviewing the NACO salary comparison report of counties with similar population and tax valuation the board adopted the following resolution to establish new salaries for the elected officials of Stanton County, Nebraska.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the County Board of Commissioners of Stanton County, Nebraska, to hereby establish the following salaries for elected officials for the elective term beginning January 2019 as follows:  County Assessor:  The annual salary for the County Assessor shall be established at $55,000 for the calendar year 2019.  For each year thereafter an increase of $1,200 shall be added to the previous year’s salary; County Attorney:  The annual salary for the County Attorney shall be established at $56,000 for the calendar year 2019.  For each year thereafter an increase of $1,200 shall be added to the previous year’s salary; County Clerk (ex-officio Register of Deeds, Election Commissioner and Clerk of the District Court):  The annual salary for the County Clerk, ex-officio shall be established at $56,200 for the calendar year 2019.  For each year thereafter an increase of $1,200 shall be added to the previous year’s salary; County Commissioner:  The annual salary for the County Commissioners, shall be established at $25,000 for the calendar year 2019.  For each year thereafter an increase of $500 shall be added to the previous year’s salary; County Commissioner Board Chair.  The annual salary for the County Commissioner Board Chair shall be established at $26,000 for the calendar year 2019.  For each year thereafter an increase of $500 shall be added to the previous year’s salary; County Sheriff:  The annual salary for the County Sheriff shall be established at $63,250 for the calendar year 2019.  For each year thereafter an increase of $1,200 shall be added to the previous year’s salary; County Surveyor:  The annual salary for the County Surveyor shall be established at $10 per year plus per diem expenses; County Treasurer:  The annual salary for the County Treasurer shall be established at $55,000 for the calendar year 2019.  For each year thereafter an increase of $1,200 shall be added to the previous year’s salary. 

 

            IN ADDITION to the above salary, the County Sheriff shall receive an additional $360 per year as Chair of the County Board of Health; and

 

            WHEREAS, that the County entered into a contract with the City of Stanton to provide contracted law enforcement, the additional compensation was set forth in Resolution No. 2017.10 – 035 approved and adopted by the Stanton County Board of Commissioners on October 16, 2017; and

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the Budget Making Authority for Stanton County shall be established at $1,500 for the calendar year 2019, $1,750 for year 2020, $2,000 for year 2021 and $2,000 for year 2022; and

 

            ALSO, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, in addition to the above salary, each elected official shall receive during his or her term of office the same health and medical coverage as offered to all county employees, with the exception of the County Surveyor, who is not eligible for insurance coverage or benefits.  Also, elected officials shall be enrolled in and shall receive the benefits of the County Employees Retirement System, as set forth by Nebraska Revised Statutes and receive all statutory benefits; and

 

            IN ADDITION to the above salary, an elected official shall receive during his or her term of office at the county expense an opt-out provision (aka “cash in lieu of”  provision) if they elect to opt out of the county health and medical plan.  This option will be available as permitted by Federal and State statues and rules and regulations of agencies.  Pursuant to the “cash in lieu of” program, an elected official will receive “cash in lieu” of health insurance.

 

            Dated this 4th day of January, 2018.

                                                                                                Board of Commissioners

                                                                                                Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                                /s/ Dennis Kment

                                                                                                /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                                /s/ Duane Rehak

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann

Stanton County Clerk  [seal]

 

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

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak to approve for the 2018 year the hourly rate of pay for the Planning/Zoning Administrator and Veterans’ Service Officer in the amount of $23.80; the hourly wage for the Emergency Manager in the amount of $12.00; and that the annual salary for the Weed Superintendent in the amount of $1,000 monthly ($12,000 annually).

 

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

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the revised mileage rate of $.54½ cents/mile effective January 1, 2018 for all reimbursable mileage incurred by county employees; and further providing that the sheriff is permitted to charge an additional $.03 cents/mile for paper service all as per NRS §81-1176.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve and place on file the following Stanton County Extension Board Members for the year 2018:  Bruce Huntley, Wilma Schock, Terri Shafer, Kim Spence and Tim Stamm.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to approve and place on file the following Stanton County VSO Committee Members for the year 2018:  Stephen Bentz, Jim Campbell, Bill Johnson, Troy Schutt and Robert Sprieck.

 

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

 

            Re-appointments to the Stanton County Planning Commission were reviewed.  Members needing to be re-appointed for the year 2018 are:  Robin Dolesh, Mike Kabes and Todd Zohner.  Board members not needing re-appointment are:  Gerald Podany, Russell Kumm and Doug Oertwich – year 2019; Mark Wieman, Gerald Kuhn and Judy Funk – year 2020.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to re-appoint Robin Dolesh, Mike Kabes and Todd Zohner to a three (3) year term on the Planning Commission Board.

 

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

 

            Re-appointments to the Stanton County Board of Adjustment were reviewed.  Members needing to be re-appointed for the year 2018 were:  Robert Lueninghoener; a vacated position on the board will be filled at a later date.  Board members not needing re-appointment are:  Robert Locke and John Gall – year 2019; Mark Wieman and alternate, Dave Stepan – year 2020.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to re-appoint Robert Lueninghoener to a three (3) year term on the Stanton County Board of Adjustment.

 

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

 

            Discussion held on the current HRA $3,000 contribution per employee for assistance with the health insurance deductible.  Contributions are submitted on a monthly basis during the year.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to continue with the contribution of $3,000 per employee eligible for insurance coverage through the county health plan to the Health Reimbursement Arrangement plan managed by Mid-American Benefits for the year 2018, and may be reviewed during the renewal of the county health plan coverage.

 

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

 

            The board reviewed the Memorandum of Understanding received from the Madison County Attorney in reference to the 2018-2019 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 Rehak 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 2018-2019 Community Based Juvenile Services Grant application.

 

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

 

. . . . . . . . . .

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

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

. . . . . . . . . .

 

            Sanford Goshorn, Emergency Manager, updated the board on the purchase of his new vehicle.  Discussion held on the vehicle purchase, equipment options and associated costs.  An agreement was discussed to transfer the ownership of the old vehicle to the road department.  The cost of this trade will be accomplished by paying a portion of costs from the Road Fund.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to authorize payment of $10,000 from the Road Fund to Jones Automotive.

 

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

 

            LaLene updated the board on an annexation and road issue.  The issue was forwarded to Mark Mainelli for more information.  No action needed.

 

Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to adjourn and set the next meeting for Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 8:15 AM.

 

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

 

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

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk