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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.

 

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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)]

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            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.

 

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MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

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

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            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