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BOARD OF EQUALIZATION PROCEEDINGS – October 16, 2017

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

 

            A meeting of the Board of Equalization of Stanton County, Nebraska was held in the open and public session on October 16, 2017 at 8:00 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

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

 

            Advance notice of the meeting was given by publication in the Stanton Register on October 4, 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 meetings laws are posted on the wall in the Commissioner’s room and a copy may be obtained from the County Clerk’s office upon request.

 

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

 

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

 

            No minutes were published for approval.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to adjourn and set the next meeting for November 20, 2017 at 8:00 AM.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Kment and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Rehak.    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 – October 16, 2017

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

 

            A meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Stanton County, Nebraska was held in the open and public session on October 16, 2017 at 8:15 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

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

 

            Advance notice of the meeting was given by publication in the Stanton Register on October 4, 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 meetings laws are posted on the wall in the Commissioner’s room and a copy may be obtained from the County Clerk’s office upon request.

 

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

 

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

 

            No minutes were published for approval.

 

            Sanford Goshorn and Cheryl Wolverton, safety committee members, and Ryan Wehrle, maintenance, appeared before the board to discuss the purchase of an Ariens Power Brush 36 to be used for clearing the sidewalk of snow and ice this upcoming winter season.  The approximate cost of the power brush is $3,195 - $4,195.  The consensus of the board was to purchase this unit.

 

            Sanford and Cheryl also discussed the need of storm shelter units for the county shop buildings.  A flyer was presented to the board for review.  The cost of a 6’Wx8’Lx6’8”T walk-in concrete shelter is $3,300.  The consensus of the board was to proceed with the purchase of shelters.

 

            Cheryl Wolverton, County Assessor, appeared to discuss the approval of the Contract for Property Appraisal (pick-up work).  The maximum cost for the pick-up work would be $10,000 for approximately 80 parcels.  The Contract for Property Appraisal Services needs a revision before approval by the board.  Approval of the contract continued to the November 20, 2017 meeting.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to approve the Contract for Property Appraisal with Tax Valuation LLC of Lincoln for the pick-up work within the county at a maximum cost of $10,000 as presented.

 

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

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CONTRACT FOR PROPERTY APPRAISAL

Stanton County Assessor and Tax Valuation LLC

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

. . . . . . . . . .

 

            Mike Unger, County Sheriff, and W. Bert Lammli, County Attorney, joined the meeting to discuss the renewal of the law enforcement contract with the City of Stanton.  Mike presented an Interlocal Agreement Contract for Law Enforcement Services for approval.  The term of the contact shall be from December 1, 2017 through December 31, 2021, and shall be renewed only by mutual agreement of the parties.  The contract will be forwarded to the City Council for approval.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to approve and authorize the chairman to sign the Interlocal Agreement Contract for Law Enforcement Services between the City of Stanton, Nebraska and Stanton County, Nebraska for a term of December 1, 2017 through December 31, 2021.

 

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

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INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT CONTRACT

FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICES

City of Stanton and Stanton County

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

. . . . . . . . . .

 

            Additional discussion held on the compensation for the administrative duties to the City of Stanton for the law enforcement contract. 

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to approve the following resolution in relationship to the Law Enforcement Interlocal Agreement Contract with the City of Stanton:

 

RESOLUTION No. 2017.10 – 035:

 

            WHEREAS, the Stanton County Board of Commissioners hereby authorizes the Sheriff of Stanton County to continue to be compensated for administrative duties in relationship to the City of Stanton law enforcement contract for services rendered; and

 

            IN ADDITION, the Stanton County Sheriff shall be paid a sum of $1,000.00 per month in compensation for his extra duties in regards to administration of the law enforcement contract with the City of Stanton.  This payment shall be from funds received from the City of Stanton for the law enforcement contract.  Such compensation shall cease at anytime the law enforcement contract becomes void;

 

            AND, this authorization shall take effect for the elected term beginning in January 2019.

 

            Dated this 16th day of October, 2017.

                                                                                                /s/ Dennis Kment

                                                                                                Dennis Kment, Chairman

                                                                                                Board of Commissioners

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann

County Clerk [seal]

 

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

 

            Ziggy and Jena Orlowski and other interested parties joined the meeting to discuss wind energy and administrative issues.  The issues of noise, flicker effect, etc were again mentioned in opposition of wind turbines.  Discussed was the planning and zoning regulations that will be presented to the Board for approval.  A possible hearing date of November 20, 2017 in the afternoon was mentioned.  Also discussed were administrative issues.  No action taken by the board.

 

            LaLene Bates, Planning and Zoning Administrator, presented a Conditional Use Permit Application of Off Road Ranch LLC to amend the current Conditional Use Permit approved by the Norfolk Planning Commission.  Stanton County needs to reply to the Official Notice per LB295.  Appearing in opposition were Duane Wolff, Mary Hass and Gene Kroeger.  Discussion held on the current hours being abused, noise of current races and the dust issues.  There has been no establishment of any type of a sound barrier since the CUP first approved.  Comments or recommendations of the County Board will be sent to the Norfolk Planning and Zoning Department.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to recommend no adjustment to the original permit, recommend no change to the date and time frames of races, recommend a need to establish tress (sound barrier) as stated in original permit and recommend that a fine or penalty is imposed if the original regulations are violated.

 

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

 

            Willow Holoubek and Walt Shafer appeared before the board on behalf of Lincoln Premium Poultry.  Discussion held on the possibility of chicken barns being established in Stanton County for the Cosco project located near Fremont Nebraska.  Project information and resources available were presented.  No action taken by the Board.

 

            An appointment to the Stanton County Planning Commission was discussed.  LaLene advised the board that Todd Zohner has interest in becoming a member.  Mr. Zohner would be appointed to fill the vacancy for the three (3) term (2017-2020) on the Planning Commission Board.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to appoint Todd Zohner to fill a vacancy on the Planning Commission Board for the three (3) year term (2017-2020).

 

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

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to set the hearing on the Planning and Zoning Regulations on November 20, 2017 at 1:30 PM in the District Courtroom, Stanton County Courthouse, 804 Ivy St, Stanton Nebraska.

 

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

 

            Jeff Wagner, Representative of Mainelli Wagner and Associates, joined the meeting.  Discussion held on future culvert and bridge projects.  Jeff also updated the board on the bridge inspections being completed.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to approve and authorize the chairman to sign the Maintenance and Support Services Agreement with GIS Workshop for a one (1) year term commencing September 1, 2017.

 

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

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GIS Workshop Exhibit A.1

Maintenance and Support Services Agreement

Stanton County, NE GISW Client Number: 0341-010

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

. . . . . . . . . .

 

            The board reviewed the Stanton County Central Services Cost Allocation Plan for the Fiscal Year 2016 prepared by Maximus.

 

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

 

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

 

            The following correspondence was reviewed and placed on file:  Northeast Community College foundation – thank you for College of Nursing pledge; Brian Hunter, representative Equipment Blades – catalog information; NIRMA – NIRMA dividend and membership recommitment.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall, to approve for the month of September the Documentary Stamp Tax, co shr in the amount of $1,599.34; County Clerk fees in the amount of $3,374.60; P&M Fund fees in the amount of $488.00; Game and Parks Agent fees in the amount of $3.00; Misc Copy fees in the amount of $17.50; Clerk of the District Court fees in the amount of $47.44; Passport fees in the amount of $0.00; County Treasurer’s receipt of money received numbered 00018860 – 00018917, inclusive in the amount of $999,744.23; County Treasurer’s Notice of Certificate of Tax Sales issued October 11, 2017; County Sheriff’s 3rd Quarter Report; and place them on file.

 

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

 

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

 

GENERAL FUND – Ameritas Retirement, ret- co shr, 6853.10; Antelope Co Shf Dept, boarding, 5760.00; Ken’s The Apothecary Shop, prescriptions, 9.60; Appeara, supplies, 89.44; Arcadian Marksmanship Club, fees, 100.00; Avera Med Group, serv, 130.00; Maxine Bauermeister, mowing, 150.00; Kim Bearnes, meals etc, 185.50; Shawn Beaudette, serv, 103.00; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 74.71; Donna Bloom, mileage, 17.65; BCBS, ins-co shr, 28831.80; DAS State Acct, costs, 13.00; Martha Detlefsen, prior serv, 12.00; Digital Ally Inc, supplies, 70.00; Eakes Office Solutions, supplies, 683.29; Ewalt Law Office PC LLO, public defender, 2206.26; Farmers Coop, fuel, 1547.41; The Farner Co, supplies, 34.24; First Concord Benefits Group, flex benefits, 50.00; Floor Maintenance & Paper Supply, supplies, 172.17; Francotyp-Postalia Inc, postage, 468.00; Friends of the Stanton Library, library allotment, 5000.00; Wanda Heermann, supplies etc, 70.23; Holiday Inn–Kearney, lodging, 199.90; IRS USA Tax Pymt, co sec tax-co shr, 7513.36; Diane Kander, meals etc, 51.61; Jack B Scherer LLC, lawn serv, 34.16; Keenan Law PC LLO, atty fees, 1704.00; Aaron Kleensang, supplies, 147.93; Kuehn’s Auto Body Inc, serv, 1000.00; W Bert Lammli Jr, office allow, 860.00; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, fuel, 516.24; Madison Co Shf, boarding etc, 3506.00; Madison Natl Life Ins, ins-co shr, 169.42; Marelly AEDS & First Aid, supplies, 107.47; Maximus Inc, serv, 1500.00; Anthony McPhillips, lodging, 273.00; Menards, tool etc, 61.08; Mid Amer Benefits Inc, hra fees, 5982.00; Midwest Spec Serv Inc, serv, 1360.50; MIPS Inc, services etc, 2808.74; Moyer & Moyer, atty fee, 1962.45; Natl Assoc Counties, dues, 450.00; Nebr Assoc Prof Vet Advocates, fees, 100.00; Lavern Newkirk, prior services , 17.00; NE Research & Ext Cntr, fees, 90.00; OL Scheer Co dba Scheer’s Ace Hardware, supplies, 75.38; One Office Solution, supplies, 1381.07; Physicians Lab Serv, fees, 83.00; Pierce Co Shf Dept, boarding, 3300.00; Pilger Library, supplies, 674.37; Prime Sanitation Serv, serv, 39.75; Red Willow Co Crt, fees, 3.25; Region IV Inc, 2nd quarter fees, 1874.50; Rita Roenfeldt, prior serv, 20.00; Schroeder Land Surveying, serv, 428.00; See Store 1 LLC (Gene’s Runner), fuel, 816.89; Stanton Auto Parts, services, 53.95; Stanton Co Clk, supplies etc, 20.05; Stanton Co Clk – Dist Crt, fees, 318.00; Stanton Co Crt, costs, 475.00; Stanton Co Imprest Acct, fees, 21.00; Stanton Co PPD, utilities, 1831.33; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 75.72; Stanton Lumber Co, rental fee etc, 3348.00; Stanton Register & Printing Inc, serv, 940.10; Stanton State Bank, supplies, 5.16; Stanton Telecom, services, 1984.20; Stanton Water & Sewer, serv, 111.75; Teeco Inc, supplies, 126.45; Thurston Co Shf, boarding, 1350.00; UNL Its Comm Cntr, serv, 92.04; Wolfcom Enterprises, supplies, 27.00; Loree Zach, serv, 144.00; Zee Med Serv Co, supplies, 70.80; Sandra Zoubek Co Treas, int earned etc, 115.05; Sandra Zoubek, mileage, 50.29;

 

ROAD FUND – 2K Trucking Inc, serv, 7200.00; Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr, 3066.42; Appeara, serv, 29.77; ATCO Intl, supplies, 854.00; B’s Enterprises Inc, supplies, 2810.00; Bierman Contracting Inc, building cost, 22232.50; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 56.64; BCBS, ins-co shr, 13348.21; Boelter Farm Repair LLC, services, 1797.51; Bomgaars, tools etc, 379.74; Curtis D Brockman dba Brockman Trucking, serv, 5775.00; Caterpillar Finc Svs Corp, payment, 1941.30; Central Sand & Gravel, gravel, 241.95; Century Link, serv, 31.37; City Norfolk, 1989 GMC truck, 6500.00; Janice Coates, prior serv, 17.00; Cornhusker Intl Trucks Inc, services, 458.07; Dinkel Impl Co, serv, 185.24; Doernemann Farm Serv Inc, supplies, 221.40; Jim Duncan, prior serv, 16.00; Eastern Auto Serv, serv, 76.96; Eisenmann Supplies Inc, serv, 620.00; Emmett’s Foodtown, supplies, 4.13; Farmer’s Coop, fuel etc, 9876.77; Gerhold Concrete Co Inc, gravel, 508.21; GIS Wrkshp, serv, 300.00; Hilltop Auto Sales, 2004 Chev 2500 pickup, 10500.00; IRS USA Tax Pymt, co sec tax-co shr, 3649.96; Island Supply Welding Co, supplies, 53.40; Johnson Sand & Gravel Co Inc, gravel, 34526.17; Kaup Forage & Turf, seeding, 165.00; Kimball Midwest, supplies, 211.38; LG Everist Inc, gravel, 2760.93; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, services, 2846.90; Madison Natl Life Ins co, ins-co shr, 74.78; Mainelli Wagner & Assoc, eng serv, 1100.00; Martin Marietta Materials, gravel, 894.76; Menards, supplies, 20.06; Mid Amer Benefits Inc, hra fees, 2520.00; Midwest Serv & Sales Co, supplies, 1781.60; NMC Exchange LLC, parts repairs etc, 10032.57; NMG LLC DBA Norfolk Works, fees, 85.00; Ron Neisius, mowing, 90.00; Alex Oswald, serv, 3000.00; Denis Oswald, serv, 2000.00; Justin Oswald dba Justin Oswald Trucking, serv, 2270.00; Pilger Store LLC, fuel etc, 2840.32; Prime Sanitation Serv, serv, 44.00; Quality Trans & Align Inc, serv, 698.00; Road Builders Mach & Supply Co, parts repairs etc, 8231.20; Ron’s Ag & Auto Repair, serv etc, 269.19; Rueter’s Red Power, serv, 91.31; S&S Willers Inc dba Pilger Sand & Gravel, gravel, 45088.91; Stanton Auto Parts, serv etc, 726.70; Stanton Co PPD, utilities, 292.56; Stanton Telecom Inc, serv, 217.57; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 39.50; TMS Intl LLC, steel, 106.74; Teeco Inc, supplies, 39.00; US Cellular, serv, 107.17; Vic’s Engine Serv, serv, 222.12; Village Pilger, utilities, 106.56; Jerry Weatherholt, serv etc, 250.46;

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FUND – Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr, 14.51; Farmers Coop, fuel etc, 48.48; Sanford Goshorn, utilities etc, 12.00; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 16.45; Sandra Zoubek Co Treas, fees, 10.00;

 

INHERITANCE TAX FUND – Engelhardt TV & Comm Inc, parts repairs, 334.54; Stanton Co PPD, utilities, 102.98;

 

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

 

COURTHOUSE SINKING FUND – Stanton Lumber Co, glass etc, 1094.00;

 

Total aggregate salaries of all county employees $107,485.32.

 

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

 

Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to adjourn and set the next meeting for November 20, 2017 at 8:15 AM and set the hearing on the planning and zoning regulation for November 20, 2017 at 1:30 PM.

 

Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Rehak.  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 – October 10, 2017

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

 

            A meeting of the Board of Equalization of Stanton County, Nebraska was held in the open and public session on October 10, 2017 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 September 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 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.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to approve the minutes of September 11, 2017 and September 18, 2017 meeting.

 

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

 

            Tax dollar requests submitted by various governmental entities and calculated levies for the 2017-2018 fiscal year were reviewed.

 

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

 

RESOLUTION No. 2017.10 – 031:

 

            BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that the following levies for Stanton County, Nebraska, for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2018 are hereby adopted as follows:

 

Subdivisions:

Stanton County: valuation 1,603,574,107; Total County levy 0.285439.
Stanton Co Agricultural Society:  valuation 1,603,574,107; General levy 0.004346.
City of Stanton:  valuation 58,786,534; City levy 0.346709.
Village of Pilger:  valuation 18,603,917; General 0.499690, Bond 0.429206, total Village of Pilger levy 0.928896.
Sanitary Improvement Dist. No. 1:  valuation 64,186,046; SID levy 0.400000.
Stanton Co Rural Fire Dist. 1:  valuation 800,505,427; General levy 0.009584, Bond levy 0.015609, total Stanton Fire levy 0.025193.
Hoskins Rural Fire Prot. Dist. 6:  valuation 490,300,828; General levy 0.011218, Sinking levy 0.002040, total Hoskins Fire levy 0.013258.
Stanton Comm. School Dist. 3:  valuation 613,122,031; General levy 0.799500, Spl Bldg levy 0.043477, Qu Cap Pur levy 0.038048, total Stanton School levy 0.881025.

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

 

            Dated and passed this 10th day of October, 2017.

                                                                                                Board of Equalization, Stanton County, Nebraska
                                                                                                /s/ Dennis Kment
                                                                                                /s/ David Gutshall
                                                                                                /s/ Duane Rehak
Attest:
/s/ Wanda Heermann
Stanton County Clerk [seal]

 

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

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to adjourn and set the next meeting for October 16, 2017 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 – October 10, 2017

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

 

            A meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Stanton County, Nebraska was held in the open and public session on October 10, 2017 at 8:15 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

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

 

            Advance notice of the meeting was given by publication in the Stanton Register on September 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 8:35 AM 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.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to approve the minutes of September 11, 2017 and September 18, 2017 meeting.

 

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

 

            The following correspondence was reviewed and placed on file:  Farmer’s Coop, Pilger – propane delivery policy; Murphy Tractor & Equip Co – equipment options; NIRMA – NIRMA Safety Shorts Vol.5 No.10.

 

            Commissioner Gutshall informed the other members of the board that he purchased a 1989 GMC Cab & Chassis for $6,500.00 from the City of Norfolk surplus for District No. 1 Road Department.

 

            Commissioner Rehak informed the other members of the board that he purchased a 2004 Chevrolet 2500 used pickup for $10,500.00 from Hilltop Auto Sales for District No. 3 Road Department.  Two additional quotes were obtained for a similar pickup.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak, to approve the County Treasurer’s List of Parcels of Real Estate Taxes delinquent 2016 and back, and place it on file.

 

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

 

            Sandy Zoubek, County Treasurer, joined the meeting to answer questions about the list of parcels of real estate taxes delinquent and the reason for a resolution authorizing her to write the necessary tax certificates on these parcels of real estate.

 

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

 

RESOLUTION No. 2017.10 – 032:

 

            WHEREAS, the Stanton County Treasurer has presented to the Stanton County Board of Commissioners, a list of parcels of real estate on which taxes are delinquent 2016 and prior, and

 

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

 

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

 

            Dated and passed this 10th day of October, 2017.

                                                                                                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.

 

            Cheryl Wolverton, County Assessor, and Deb Hoehne, Deputy County Assessor, joined the meeting to discuss the re-appraisal of residential and rural properties within Stanton County.  The re-appraisal would take 2 years to complete and cost approximately $190,000.00.  Cheryl presented a contract received from Tax Valuation LLC of Lincoln for the appraisal services.  The board advised Cheryl to have the county attorney review the contract.  Approval of the contract continued until the October 16, 2017 meeting.

 

            Mike Unger, County Sheriff, joined the meeting.

 

            LaLene Bates appeared and updated the board on issues from Monday night’s Planning and Zoning meeting.  She also presented an email and map received from TradeWind Energy (said information to be supplied to wind opposition representative).

 

            Mike presented an Interlocal Agreement Contract for Law Enforcement Services with the City of Stanton.  During discussion of the agreement Mike was called to an emergency and left the meeting.  The approval of the agreement is continued until the October 16, 2017 meeting.

 

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

 

RESOLUTION No. 2017.10 – 033:

 

            BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that Bank First, Norfolk, Nebraska hereby wishes to add the following security held in escrow to secure deposits of this county in said bank, to-wit:  SLM Student Loan Trust Ser. 2003-2 Class B, No.78442GFX9; Due 6/15/2039, 0.00%; $250,000.00.

 

            AND, that the release of the following security is also hereby approved:  Federal Natl Mrtge Assoc, No.3135GOZL0; Due 9/27/2017 1.00%; $250,000.00.

 

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

            Dated this 10th day of October, 2017.

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners, Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                    /s/ Dennis Kment

                                                                                    /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                    /s/ Duane Rehak

Attest:
/s/ Wanda Heermann,

Stanton County Clerk [seal]

 

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

 

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

 

RESOLUTION No. 2017.10 – 034:

 

            BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that First Nebraska Bank, Stanton, Nebraska hereby wishes to release the following security held in escrow to secure deposits of this county in said bank, to-wit:  US Treasury Note No.912828A42, Due 11/30/2020, $1,000,000.00; US Treasury Note, No.912828B90, Due 2/28/2021, $1,000,000.00.

 

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

            Dated this 10th day of October, 2017.

                                                                                    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.

 

            Tony McPhillips joined the meeting to discuss the renewal of the Simple Signs Support and Maintenance invoice.  Tony informed the commissioners that the road department has not been able to use the machine purchased with Colfax and Platte Counties for over 2 years.  The consensus of the board is to continue with the support and maintenance for this program.  Commissioner Rehak will contact Colfax County about the schedule for the use of the Simple Sign machine.

 

            The board received an estimate from M&B Quality Concrete of Norfolk for the replacement and a new walkway entrance to the courthouse.  The estimate will be reviewed by the members of the board.  Matter continued until October 16, 2017 meeting.  No action taken.

 

            Sanford Goshorn, Emergency Manager, appeared before the board.  No one else was present.  Sanford requested the board enter into executive session.  The board did not grant this request.  Discussion held on emergency management issues and courthouse security.  No action taken by the board.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to adjourn and set the next meeting for October 16, 2017 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 – September 18, 2017

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

 

            A meeting of the Board of Equalization of Stanton County, Nebraska was held in the open and public session on September 18, 2017 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 September 6, 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 8:10 AM 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.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to approve the minutes of August 21, 2017 meeting.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall, Kment and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  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 to Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 8:00 AM and set the next meeting for October 16, 2017 at 8:00 AM.

 

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

 

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

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

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COMMISSIONER’S PROCEEDINGS – September 18, 2017

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

 

            A meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Stanton County, Nebraska was held in the open and public session on September 18, 2017 at 8:15 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

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

 

            Advance notice of the meeting was given by publication in the Stanton Register on September 6, 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 8:20 AM 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.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the minutes of August 21, 2017 meeting.

 

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

 

            The following correspondence was reviewed and placed on file:  Nebraska Dept Natural Resources – Kingsley Road Dam report; Richard Houck, Nebraska DOT – Local project monthly Status report; LeRoy Janssen, NACO Meeting Coordinator – workshop information; Nebraska DOT – Hwy Commission meeting information.

 

            Phil Cox joined the meeting to introduce himself as the newly appointed Public Works Director for SID No.1.

 

            Sanford Goshorn, Emergency Manager, joined the meeting to discuss the purchase of a new pickup.  Sanford presented a State Bid for a 2018 Dodge Durango and presented an estimate for installation of radio equipment.  Mr. Goshorn requested permission of the board to proceed with the purchase of a new vehicle. 

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to allow the purchase of a new vehicle, cost of accessories and the sale of the used vehicle.

 

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

 

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

 

            Terry Allen, Jean Allen and 2 other interested individuals joined the meeting to discuss the wind turbine issue.  Mr. Allen commented on the impact to children and family farms.  He also presented the book “Paradise Destroyed” to the county board for them to review.  Mrs. Allen commented on federal, state and county mandates, flicker effects, sound effects, etc.  General discussion held with those present.  No action taken.

 

            Mike Unger, County Sheriff, joined the meeting.  Discussion held on the Interlocal Agreement with the City of Stanton for law enforcement services.  Commissioner Gutshall and Sheriff Unger will attend the next city council meeting to discuss the interlocal agreement.  No action taken.

 

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

 

            The lot split application of Ed Gnirk to split property located in the NW NW and S½ NW 1-24-1 into 3 lots was reviewed.  LaLene explained the reason for the lot split.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the Gnirk Lot Split located in the NW NW and the S½ NW 1-24-1 into 3 lots, as per Planning Commission recommendations.

 

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

 

            LaLene advised the County Board that Ken Shriver had resigned from the Stanton County Planning Commission and Gerald Podany expressed an interest in completing his term. 

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to appoint Gerald Podany to fill Mr. Shriver’s term ending 2019.

 

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

 

            An Amendment to the Interlocal Agreement Contract for Zoning Administration was received from the City of Stanton.  The purpose of the amendment was to address the increase of the annual salary for the Zoning Administrator.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to authorize the chairman to sign the Interlocal Agreement Contract for Zoning Administration with the City of Stanton.

 

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

 

. . . . . . . . . .

Amendment to Interlocal Agreement

Contract for Zoning Administration

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

. . . . . . . . . .

 

            Mr. Lammli, County Attorney, joined the meeting.

 

            Discussion held on the possible sale of county real estate located in Lots 1,2 N½ Lot 3, Block 1, Village of Pilger (old shop building site, 245 N Cuming).  The Board instructed Mr. Lammli to have an environmental study completed on the property prior to any sale.

 

            Leonard and Elizabeth Jindra joined the meeting to discuss the road located between sections 3 and 4, township 23, range 3.  Mr. Jindra advised the board that there had been no agreement between the parties.  Discussion held on the existing road, fence placement, survey of Road No.314 and other matters.  The survey indicates a portion of the new fence installed by Mr. Loberg is 7’ within the road ROW.  Any issue in the south half of the section along the section line is a civil matter between the parties.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to give Notice to Mr. Loberg instructing him to move his fence east of County Road No.314 right-of-way (as per survey) within 30 days.  If not moved the County will move the fence at his cost. 

 

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

 

            Nicole Sedlacek, representative of Nebraska PPD (economic development division) and Chad Waldow, manager of Stanton Co PPD, appeared before the board to discuss economic development within the county.  Economic development creates new and maintains existing infrastructure, supports collaboration within the county and surrounding areas to boost development, create affordable housing, create tourism, build and maintain recreational facilities, revitalize blighted areas, promote area events and pursue grant funding opportunities.  An economic development meeting is scheduled September 26, 2017 at 7:00 PM in Pilger.  No action taken by the board.

 

            Traci Jeffrey, Norfolk Area Visitors Bureau representative and Rachel Leister of Red Road Herbs appeared before the board to discuss tourism and the establishment of a lodging tax in the county.  The lodging tax would be used to promote tourism and expand or improve attractions in the county.  No action taken by the board.

 

            Mark Mainelli, Highway Consultant, joined the meeting.  Mark updated the board on the box culvert projects, Madison/Stanton county line CBMP projects, and future culvert projects within the county.

 

            Discussion held on DMV license monitoring.  Commissioner Gutshall suggested obtaining information on the license monitoring program and costs associated with such program.  No action taken until more information received on the program and costs.

 

            Discussion held on the current weight limit on 835 Road (aka Golf Course Road) located between Hwy 15 and Hwy 57.  Previous Resolution No. 2013.05-019 was approved May 20, 2013 to restrict truck traffic with gross weight of 5 ton or more. 

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to approve the following resolution setting the gross vehicle weight on 835 Road located between Hwy 15 and Hwy 57 (aka Golf Course Road):

 

RESOLUTION No. 2017.09 – 030:

 

            WHEREAS, certain roads in Stanton County are subject to heavy truck traffic which causes damage to the roadway, increases maintenance costs and creates potential for hazardous conditions for adjacent properties; and

 

            WHEREAS, there are alternate routes over roads which are adequate to carry heavy truck traffic in the vicinity of the road herein described; and

 

            WHEREAS, Section 60-681 of the Revised Statutes of Nebraska empowers local authorities to prohibit operation of trucks on designated roads; and

 

            WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the County to protect the roads in the County from unnecessary damage by prohibiting the operation of heavy trucks on certain roads;

 

            NOW, THERFORE BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that 835 Road (a/k/a Golf Course Road) located between Highway 15 and Highway 57 in Sections 27, 28, 29 & 30, Township 23 North, Range 3 East of the 6th PM  and Sections 25, 26, 27 & 28, Township 23 North, Range 2 East of the 6th PM, be closed to all truck traffic with “gross vehicle weight over 5 ton per axle”, except that this restriction shall not apply to operation of trucks which involves the normal conduct of business on lands adjacent to the above described road until further notice, provided that emergency vehicles may disregard the barricades.

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution shall be in full force and effect after the installation of all necessary signs.

 

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

            Dated this 18th day of September, 2017.

 

                                                                                    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 Rehak, seconded by Gutshall, to approve for the month of August the Documentary Stamp Tax, co shr in the amount of $990.90; County Clerk fees in the amount of $2,807.50; P&M Fund fees in the amount of $459.50; Game and Parks Agent fees in the amount of $1.00; Misc Copy fees in the amount of $0.00; Clerk of the District Court fees in the amount of $69.08; Passport fees in the amount of $125.00; County Treasurer’s receipt of money received numbered 00018808 – 00018859, inclusive in the amount of $237,997.24; County Treasurer List Distress Warrants Issued October 31, 2016 and returned; County Treasurer List Distress Warrants Issued September 12, 2017 and place them on file.

 

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

 

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

 

GENERAL FUND – Abacus Data Systems, supplies, 197.00; Ameritas Retirement, ret – co shr, 7169.28; Antelope Co Shf Dept, boarding etc 4436.00; Appeara, supplies, 90.80; LaLene Bates, fees, 132.87; Kim Bearnes, mileage etc, 190.50; Shawn Beaudette, services, 103.00; Binswanger Glass, furniture, 305.10; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 75.22; Blue Cross/Blue Shield, ins – co shr, 30305.49; Custom Credentials, supplies, 6.75; DAS State Acct, costs, 13.00; Martha Detlefsen, prior service, 12.00; Robin Dolesh, mileage etc, 80.31; Chris Dover, services, 36.00; Jim Duncan, mowing, 400.00; Michael Duncan, mowing, 200.00; Eakes Office Solutions, supplies, 71.99; Tyler Evans, supplies, 139.10; Ewalt Law Office PC LLO, public defender, 2206.26; Farmers Coop, fuel, 1449.32; First Concord Benefits Group, flex benefits, 50.00; Donald Frank, mileage etc, 68.52; Judy Funk, mileage etc, 53.56; Glock Professional Inc, fees, 250.00; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax – co shr, 7797.85; Mike Kabes, mileage etc, 83.52; Susan Kai, services, 36.00; Diane Kander, mileage, 120.91; Gerald Kuhn, mileage etc, 109.22; Jack Scherer LLC, services, 98.61; Russell Kumm, mileage etc, 46.05; W Bert Lammli Jr, office allow, 860.00; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, fuel, 2518.12; Madison Co shf, boarding, 2050.00; Madison Co Treas, fees, 14082.47; Madison Natl Life Ins Co, ins – co shr, 167.52; Marathon Press Inc, supplies, 223.00; Menards, supplies, 16.02; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees, 7320.00; Midwest Radar & Equip, services, 360.00; Midwest Special Services Inc, services, 582.00; MIPS Inc, services, 2669.07; Nebr Public Health Environmental Lab, services, 315.00; Nebr Secy State, supplies, 10.00; Nebr Tourism Comm, fees, 260.00; Lavern Newkirk, prior service, 17.00; Norfolk Winnelson, supplies, 13.82; Douglas Oertwich, services, 58.89; One Office Solution, supplies, 2814.26; Osmond Pharmacy, prescriptions, 12.85; Pierce Co Shf Dept, fees, 2950.00; Power Computing Inc, supplies, 220.00; Prime Sanitation Service, services, 39.75; Region 4 Behavioral Health Sys, fees, 4305.00; Rita Roenfeldt, prior service, 20.00; Schroeder Land Surveying, services, 966.00; Russell Schwartz, mowing, 300.00; See Store 1 LLC, fuel, 1016.76; Stanton Auto Parts, services, 302.00; Stanton Co Clk Dist Crt, costs, 102.00; Stanton Co Crt, costs, 263.25; Stanton Co Imprest Acct, fees, 20.25; Stanton Co PPD, utilities, 2145.08; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 49.11; Stanton Register & Printing Inc, services, 861.94; Stanton State Bank, supplies, 28.32; Stanton Telecom, services, 1910.29; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 347.10; Teeco Inc, supplies, 126.45; Thompson Reuters-West, supplies, 700.00; UNL Its Comm Cntr, services, 46.02; Wanek Pharmacy, prescriptions, 80.45; Norman Weber, mowing, 200.00; Mark Wieman, mileage etc, 188.40; Loree Zach, services, 36.00; Sandra Zoubek Co Trea, postage etc, 5019.25; Sandra Zoubek, mileage etc, 330.26;

 

ROAD FUND – 2K Trucking Inc, hauling, 15000.00; Ameritas Retirement, ret – co shr, 3374.66; Appeara, services, 29.77; ATCO Intl, supplies, 2285.40; B’s Enterprises Inc, supplies, 968.00; Beed Transportation Inc, supplies, 343.75; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 70.78; Blue Cross Blue Shield, ins – co shr, 13348.21; Bomgaars, tools, 415.31; Central Sand & Gravel, gravel, 2486.76; Janice Coates, prior service, 17.00; Cornhusker Intl Trucks Inc, services, 155.57; Doernemann Const Inc, gravel, 350.00; Doernemann Farm Service Inc, supplies, 193.70; Jim Duncan, prior service, 16.00; Farmers Coop, fuel etc, 5889.64; Gerhold Concrete Co Inc, gravel, 424.75; Hoskins Mfg Co Inc, services, 39.21; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax – co shr, 3999.19; Island Supply Welding Co, supplies, 24.18; J&L Automotive Inc, services, 275.00; Johnson Sand & Gravel Co Inc, gravel, 49668.04; Kimball Midwest, supplies, 717.60; Cody Koehn, hauling, 1200.00; LG Everist Inc, gravel, 630.00; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, services, 7964.58; Madison Natl Life Ins Co, ins – co shr, 74.78; Mainelli Wagner & Assoc, services etc, 29437.20; Martin Marietta Materials, gravel, 3606.99; Matteo Sand & Gravel Co Inc, gravel, 4021.08; Medical Enterprises Inc, fees, 129.00; Menards, supplies, 155.49; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees – co shr, 3000.00; Midwest Service & Sales Co, supplies, 2595.00; NMC Exchange LLC, services, 8636.06; Ron Neisius, mowing, 140.00; OL Scheer Co dba Scheers Ace Hardware, supplies, 292.95; Alex Oswald, hauling, 5200.00; Denis Oswald, hauling, 3200.00; Justin Oswald, hauling, 600.00; Pilger Concrete Recycling LLC, supplies, 3383.80; Pilger Store LLC, fuel etc, 2030.03; Powerplan, supplies, 414.58; Prime Sanitation Service, services, 44.00; Road Builders Machinery & Supply Co , services, 414.47; S&S Willers Inc dba Pilger Sand & Gravel, gravel, 22772.76; Schroeder Land Surveying, services, 374.00; Seals and Service Inc, services, 107.92; Sport Lighting, services, 119.00; Stanton Auto Parts, services etc, 395.32; Stanton Co Clk, fees, 50.00; Stanton Co PPD, services, 384.81; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 41.96; Stanton Register & Printing Inc, services, 121.24; Stanton Telecom Inc, services, 216.85; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 39.50; Teeco Inc, supplies, 45.50; Truck Cntr Co, services, 1078.56; US Cellular, services, 104.17; Village Pilger, utilities, 103.31; Weldon Parts Inc, supplies, 76.84; Wisner News Chronicle, services, 57.55; Zee Medical Service Co, supplies, 37.80;

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FUND – Ameritas Retirement, ret – co shr, 21.26; Engelhardt TV & Comm Inc, services, 51.00; Farmers Coop, fuel etc, 289.56; Sanford Goshorn, utilities etc, 77.88; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax – co shr, 24.10; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, services, 10.00; Motoplex Norfolk, services, 15.99; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 43.34; Town & Country Tech, services, 60.00;

 

INHERITANCE TAX – Engelhardt TV & Comm Inc, fees, 1942.50; NE Comm College Foundation, contribution, 5000.00; Dorine Prusa Estate, refund, 2.56; Stanton Auto Parts, supplies, 242.00; Stanton Co PPD, tower, 112.34; Sandra Zoubek Co Treas, transfers, 700000.00;

 

EMERGENCY 911 FUND – City Norfolk, dispatching, 7083.33; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 25.37; Stanton Telecom Inc, services, 73.23;

 

COURTHOUSE SINKING FUND – PCF LLC, carpet etc, 1500.00;

 

Total aggregate salaries of all county employees $156,564.37.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to adjourn to Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 8:15 AM and set the next meeting for October 16, 2017 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 – September 11, 2017

 

            A meeting of the Board of Equalization of Stanton County, Nebraska was held in the open and public session on September 11, 2017 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 September 6, 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 8:10 AM 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 Rehak, seconded by Kment to approve the agenda.

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Rehak, Kment and Gutshall.  Nayes:  None.  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 September 18, 2017 at 8:00 AM.

 

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

 

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

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

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COMMISSIONER’S PROCEEDINGS – September 11, 2017

 

            A meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Stanton County, Nebraska was held in the open and public session on September 11, 2017 at 8:15 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

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

 

            Advance notice of the meeting was given by publication in the Stanton Register on September 6, 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 meetings laws are posted on the wall in the Commissioner’s room and a copy may be obtained from the County Clerk’s office upon request.

 

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

 

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

 

            The following correspondence was reviewed and placed on file:  NIRMA – Annual Membership Meeting and Luncheon & Dividend Distribution October 6, 2017; NIRMA – Nomination/Election of NIRMA Board members; NIRMA Safety shorts – Vol.5 No.9.

 

            The budget hearing was opened at 8:30 AM by Chairman Kment.  No members of the public were present for the hearing.

 

            Advance notice of the budget hearing was published in the Stanton Register, a legal newspaper, on August 30, 2017.

 

            Discussion held on the proposed budget and other budgetary issues.  To increase the necessary cash reserve, $100,000.00 will be transferred from the Inheritance Tax Fund to the General Fund and $200,000.00 will be transferred to the Road Fund.  To offset operating expenses, $400,000.00 will be transferred from the Inheritance Tax Fund to the Road Fund.  The transfer of funds will be accomplished through the claims process.  The total tax dollar request is $4,577,226.38, an increase of $1,319,171.95.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to close the budget hearing at 8:50 AM.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to approve an additional 1% increase to the lid computation for the budget year 2017-2018.  With the approval of the additional 1% increase the total Unused Budget Authority created for the next year will be $1,070,229.33 instead of the published amount of $1,029,236.48.  This increase did not change the property tax requested in the published Notice of Budget Hearing.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to approve the following Resolution of Adoption and appropriations of the 2017-2018 Budget:

 

RESOLUTION No. 2017.09 – 026:

 

RESOLUTION OF ADOPTION AND APPROPRIATIONS

 

            WHEREAS, a proposed County Budget for the Fiscal Year July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018, prepared by the Budget Making Authority, was transmitted to the County Board on the 21st day of August, 2017.

 

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

 

SECTION 1.  That the budget for the Fiscal Year July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018, as categorically evidenced by the Budget Document be, and the same hereby is, adopted as the Budget for Stanton County for said fiscal year.

 

SECTION 2.  That the offices, departments, activities and institutions herein named are hereby authorized to expend the amounts herein appropriated to them during the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2018.

 

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

 

            Dated and passed this 11th day of September, 2017.

           

                                                                                                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.

 

            The hearing for setting the final tax request was opened at 8:55 AM by Chairman Kment.  No members of the public were present for the hearing.

 

            Advance notice of hearing was published in the Stanton Register, a legal newspaper, on August 30, 2017.

 

            Discussion held on the tax request for this budget year.  It was noted that the proposed levy would be more than last year due to an increase in the property tax request.  The certified 2017 valuation of Stanton County is $1,603,574.107.00, which is an increase of $26,576,213.00 from last year’s valuation.  The proposed tax levy request is 0.285439, an increase of 0.07884 cents per $100 of valuation.  Taxes on $100,000.00 of valuation will be $78.84 more than last year.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to close the hearing at 9:00 AM.

 

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

 

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

 

RESOLUTION No. 2017.09 – 027:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, the Governing Body of Stanton County, by a majority vote, resolves that the 2017-2018 property tax request be set at $4,577,226.38.

 

            Dated and passed this 11th day of September, 2017.

           

                                                                                                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.

 

            Mike Unger, County Sheriff, joined the meeting.  Discussion held on the renewal of the interlocal agreement contract for law enforcement service with the City of Stanton.  Mike presented a drafted agreement for the board to review.  Options and services of the interlocal agreement were discussed.  Commissioner Dave Gutshall will attend the next city council meeting to discuss the renewal options for the interlocal agreement for law enforcement services.  No action taken.

 

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

 

            The lot split application of Brett Wilke to split property in Lot 1 of the Weiland Lotsplit located in the NE 13-22-1 into 2 lots was reviewed.  LaLene explained the reason for the lot split.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the Wilke’s Replat of Lot One of Weiland Lotsplit to split lot 1 into 2 lots (Lot 1A and Lot 1B) located in the NE 13-22-1, as per Planning Commission recommendations.

 

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

 

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

 

RESOLUTION No. 2017.09 – 028:

 

            BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that Stanton State Bank, Stanton, Nebraska hereby wishes to add the following Irrevocable Letter of Credit held in said bank, to-wit: [Pledged to: Stanton County District Court Clerk]

Irrevocable Letter of Credit No. 46984; Expiration Date 9/18/2017; $150,000.00.

 

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

            Dated this 11th day of September, 2017.

 

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners

                                                                                    Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                    /s/ Dennis Kment

                                                                                    /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                    /s/ Duane Rehak

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann

Stanton County Clerk [seal]

 

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

 

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

 

RESOLUTION No. 2017.09 – 029:

 

            BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that Stanton State Bank, Stanton, Nebraska hereby wishes to add the following security held in escrow to secure deposits of this county in said bank, to-wit:

Federal Home Loan Banks, No.3130ABCH7; Due 11/4/2019 1.50%; $200,000.00

Federal Home Loan Banks, No.3130AAMC9; Due 1/17/2019 1.25%; $100,000.00

 

            AND, that the release of the following security is also hereby approved:

Federal Home Loan Banks, No.313370SZ2; Due 9/8/2017 2.25%; $300,000.00

 

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

            Dated this 11th day of September, 2017.

 

                                                                                    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.

 

            The permits to construct utilities on county right-of-way with telecommunications fiber optic cable along 837 Rd located NE 22-23-3 and along 575 Ave south of 837 Rd located between sections 23/24-23-3 were reviewed from Great Plains Communications.  Discussion held on the proposed sites. 

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Gutshall to approve Great Plains Communication’s Utility Permit No. 20170911.01 and Utility Permit No. 20170911.02 to install telecommunications fiber optic cables subject to the requirements and provisions of the permits and an additional requirement to contact Darrell Hansen (402) 649-8343 prior to beginning work or with any questions and concerns.

 

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

 

            The permits to construct utilities on county right-of-way with telecommunications non fiber optic cable along 558 Ave south of 834 Rd for approx 2645’ located 6-22-1 and along 558 Ave south of 832 Rd for approx 1200’ located 18-22-1 were reviewed from Frontier Communications.  Discussion held on the proposed sites.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to approve Frontier Communications’ Utility Permit No. 20170911.03 and Utility Permit No. 20170911.04 to install telecommunications non fiber optic cables subject to the requirements and provisions of the permits and an additional requirement to contact Darrell Hansen (402) 649-8343 prior to beginning work or with any questions and concerns.

 

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

 

            Discussion held on the newly adopted Utility Policy and Requirements to Construct Utilities on County Right-of-Way fees.  This policy was approved August 21, 2017.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to revise the Permit to state that the fees may be waived at the discretion of the County Board.

 

            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 September 18, 2017 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 – August 21, 2017

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

 

            A meeting of the Board of Equalization of Stanton County, Nebraska was held in the open and public session on August 21, 2017 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 August 9, 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 8:00 AM 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.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the minutes of July 17, 2017 meeting.

 

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

 

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

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve and authorize the chairman to sign the correction sheets numbered 07-2017 through 30-2017, and place them on file.

 

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

 

            The 2017 review of ownership and use of Stanton County cemeteries has been completed by the County Assessor as per Nebraska Statute 77-202.10.  The listing was presented to the board for review and placed on file.

 

            Cheryl submitted a clerical error listing for 8/21/2017 within Stanton County.  She explained the updates and/or changes to the listed properties.

 

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

 

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

 

            Cheryl updated the board on the re-appraisal of properties within Stanton County to be completed next year.  She advised the board of her intention to contract with an appraisal service to conduct the property reviews instead of her office personnel. 

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Kment to adjourn and set the budget hearing meeting for September 11, 2017 and the next regular meeting for September 18, 2017 at 8:00 AM.

 

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

 

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

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

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COMMISSIONER’S PROCEEDINGS – August 21, 2017

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

 

            A meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Stanton County, Nebraska was held in the open and public session on August 21, 2017 at 8:15 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

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

 

            Advance notice of the meeting was given by publication in the Stanton Register on August 9, 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 8:25 AM 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.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to approve the minutes of July 17, 2017 meeting.

 

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

 

            Discussion held on the option to be paid for 1 week of vacation.  This policy had been adopted a number of years ago.  The board advised the county clerk to send a memo to employees reminding them of this option.

 

            The county clerk asked the board to consider a raise for the maintenance/custodian for the next budget year.  Last month a raise for this department was overlooked.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to increase the hourly rate for the maintenance/custodian by 50¢, effective July 1, 2017 for hours reported.

 

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

 

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

 

            Ziggy Orlowski and interested parties joined the meeting to discuss wind energy and zoning issues.  Discussion held on the proposed zoning in reference to adopted zoning in other Nebraska counties.  Again the group asked for a Vote of Moratorium as approved in Antelope County.  This request was not acted upon.  Discussion continued on transmission lines coming into the county, zoning regulations addressing noise reduction, flicker affect and concerns with wind turbines.  No action taken by the board.

 

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

 

            Chairman Kment opened the hearing at 9:15 AM to receive input on the sale of Lots 1, 2 and N½ 3, Block 1, Village of Pilger, Stanton County Nebraska, including existing buildings (old Pilger Shop building site, 245 N Cuming St, Pilger).  No one appeared for the hearing but the county clerk informed the board that Linda Hewitt (adjacent landowner) expressed interest in purchasing the N½ of lot 3.  The clerk advised her that the ½ lot was being sold with the other lots and would not be split off.  Discussion held on clear title and ownership as well as any disclosure of environmental issues. 

 

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

 

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

 

            The sale date for the aforementioned property tabled to allow Mr. Lammli to obtain any obligations for disclosure of environmental and other issues.

 

            Mike Unger, County Sheriff, joined the meeting to discuss the interlocal agreement with the City of Stanton for law enforcement.  The current contract expires December 31 2017.  Discussion held on the current contract.  No action taken at this time.

 

            Chairman Kment open the hearing at 9:50 AM on the Soil Extraction Permit application of Porter Pit LLC to extract soil on property located in Pt SW 28-24-1.  Appearing for the hearing were:  Ken Porter, Jeff Porter and Jason Hansen.  LaLene presented the board with a map showing the specific area as agreed upon for soil extraction.  Also discussed was the safety of the entry/exit access point on 560 Ave north of Hwy 275, road conditions (dust, damages, etc), change of ownership and other issues. 

 

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

 

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

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the Soil Extraction Permit application of Porter Pit LLC to extract soil on property located in Pt SW 28-24-1 contingent within 24 hours on the entry/exit access point and change of ownership clarifications, as per the Planning Commission recommendations.

 

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

 

            Russ Loberg and Leonard Jindra joined the meeting to review the survey completed on Road No.314 and the section line between sections 3 and 4, township 23, range 3.  The survey indicated that a portion of a new fence installed by Mr. Loberg is 7’ within the road ROW.  It also indicated the old fence post on the south edge of the existing road is 20’ south of the west ¼ corner.  The establishment of the existing road is recorded in Road Record No.3 on page 379.  Discussion held on the condition of the existing road, options of maintaining the road or the procedure of closing/vacating the road. 

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to table this matter until next month to allow the parties time to come to an agreement on the road. 

 

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

 

            Mr. Lammli briefly discussed the road sign re-audit report with the board.  No action needed.

 

            Discussion held on the weight limit on the Golf Course Road established May 20, 2013, Resolution 2013.05-019.  Matter tabled until next month to allow Mark Mainelli, Highway Consultant, to review weight limit requirements.

 

            The board reviewed the Utility Policy and Requirements recommended by NIRMA. 

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to adopt the suggested Utility Policy and Requirements recommended by NIRMA.

 

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

 

            Bid Letting held on the Sale of Surplus Property at 11:20 AM.  No one appeared.  Bids were opened and publicly read as follows:  Shawn Pohlman - $352 - 1986 Chevrolet PU;           Greg Dover - $300 - 1986 Chevrolet PU, $400 - 1985 Chevrolet PU w/flatbed, $400 - 1994 Ford F150; Shad Pohlman - $580 - 1986 Chevrolet PU; Corey Jensen - $251 - 1986 Chevrolet PU, $251 - 1985 Chevrolet PU w/flatbed, $251 - 1994 Ford F150.  Bids were reviewed by the board.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Gutshall to accept the bid $580 from Shad Pohlman for the 1986 Chevrolet, $400 from Greg Dover for the 1985 Chevrolet and $400 from Greg Dover for the 1994 Ford.

 

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

 

            Discussions continued with Matt on road projects.

 

            DMV License Monitoring issue continued until next meeting.

 

Economic Development Committee representative Nicole was unable to attend.  Matter continued until next meeting.

 

Discussion held on the Subgrant Agreement between the County and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) for Child Support Enforcement (CSE) Services.  The purpose of the agreement is to account for the work of the Clerk of the District Court as it relates to child support enforcement.  (copy of Amendment No.1 to the Subgrant Agreement on file in the County Clerk’s office)

 

Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve Amendment No. 1 to the Subgrant Agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services effective through September 30, 2018 and authorize the chairman to sign the same.

 

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

 

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

 

RESOLUTION No. 2017.08 – 024:

 

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that Stanton State Bank, Stanton, Nebraska hereby wishes to add the following Irrevocable Letter of Credit held in said bank, to-wit:  Irrevocable Letter of Credit No. 46822, Expiration Date 9/18/2017, $2,000,000.00.

 

AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

Dated this 21st day of August, 2017.

                                                                        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.

 

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

 

RESOLUTION No. 2017.08 – 025:

 

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

 

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

 

            NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the tax allocations requested for the 2017-2018 Fiscal Year are approved as follows:  Stanton County Agricultural Society - $69,697.62; Stanton County Rural Fire District - $51,460.00; Hoskins Rural Fire District (Gen-55,000.00/Sink-10,000.00) - $65,000.00.

 

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

 

            Dated this 21st day of August, 2017.

                                                                                    Board of Commissioner, Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                    /s/ Dennis Kment

                                                                                    /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                    /s/ Duane Rehak

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann

Stanton County Clerk [seal]

 

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

 

            The board reviewed the proposed FY2017-2018 county budget with the county clerk.  Discussion held on the budget, the FY2017-2018 proposed property tax request compared to the FY2016-2017 property tax request.  Various funds were reviewed and suggestions made for reduction of proposed tax requests.  A copy of the FY2017-2018 budget is on file in the County Clerk’s office. The notice of budget hearing and budget summary will be published prior to the budget hearing.

 

            County Budget Hearing is scheduled for September 11, 2017 at 8:30 AM and the hearing on the Final Tax Request is scheduled for September 11, 2017 at 8:45 AM.

 

            The following correspondence was reviewed and placed on file:  Kathryn Liebers, Dist 7 Probation, Norfolk – 2017/2018 Fiscal Year Budget; NIRMA – NIRMA Safety Shorts Vol.5 Num.8; Nebraska DOT – Upcoming Bridge Inspection reminder; Nebraska Dept Natural Resources – Chilcoat/Hasenkamp road dam inspection report; Richard Houck, Project Coordinator Nebraska DOT – Local project Monthly Status Update; LeRoy Janssen, NACO meeting coordinator – FEMA Awards training.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment, to approve for the month of July the Documentary Stamp Tax, co shr in the amount of $2,077.79; County Clerk fees in the amount of $2,829.25; P&M Fund fees in the amount of $449.00; Game and Parks Agent fees in the amount of $18.00; Misc Copy fees in the amount of $11.00; Clerk of the District Court fees in the amount of $90.18; Passport fees in the amount of $50.00; County Treasurer’s receipt of money received numbered 00018750 – 00018807, inclusive in the amount of $221,043.94; Veterans’ Service Office 4th Quarter Annual 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 – Adam Butterfield Elec LLC, services, 135.00; Ameritas Retirement, ret – co shr, 6851.48; Antelope Co Shf Dep, boarding, 3200.00; Appeara, supplies, 99.17; Kim Bearnes, meals etc, 344.15; Shawn Beaudette, services, 103.00; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 74.54; Blue Cross Blue Shield, ins – co shr, 30030.80; City Norfolk, dispatching, 3083.33; DAS State Acct, costs, 13.00; Martha Detlefsen, prior service, 12.00; Eakes Office Solutions, supplies, 309.10; Elite Court Reporting, services, 132.50; Emmett’s Foodtown, supplies, 15.96; Engelhardt TV & Comm Inc, parts etc, 393.46; Ewalt Law Office PC LLO, services, 2206.26; Faith Regional Health Services, services, 72.00; Farmers Coop, fuel, 1286.49; First Concord Benefits Group, flex benefits, 50.00; Floor Maintenance & Supply Co, supplies, 96.65; Sanford C. Goshorn, equipment, 960.00; Jeffrey L. Hrouda, atty fees, 1334.80; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax – co shr, 7419.60; Jack B. Scherer LLC, services, 126.68; Jacks Uniform & Equip, supplies etc, 332.74; Todd E. Jochum, supplies etc, 360.00; W. Bert Lammli, office allow, 860.00; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, fuel, 19.16; Lynn Peavey Co, supplies, 111.60; Madison Co, costs, 144.82; Madison Co shf, boarding, 300.00; Madison Natl Life Ins Co, ins – co shr, 168.90; Marathon Press Inc, supplies, 782.00; Anthony McPhillips, meals, 290.00; Menards, supplies, 86.49; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees, 7062.00; Midwest Special Services Inc, services, 640.50; MIPS Inc, services, 2901.32; Morland Easland & Lohrberg PC, atty fees, 726.88; Nebr Assc Co Officials, supplies, 19.00; Nebr Public Health Environmental Lab, services, 105.00; Neligh Family Dentistry, services, 220.00; Lavern R. Newkirk, prior services, 17.00; Norfolk Daily News, publishing, 11.83; Norfolk Winair Co, supplies, 249.87; NE Nebr Assc Co Officials, reg fees, 125.00; One Office Solution, supplies, 1746.58; William H. Ouren, services, 75.00; Kelly Pearson, supplies, 405.10; Physicians Laboratory PC, services, 235.00; Pierce Co Shf Dept. boarding, 2550.00; Pilger Library, supplies, 1430.72; Pilger Store LLC, fuel, 61.92; Platte Co Detention Facility, boarding, 200.00; William G Schellen dba Prime Align, services, 70.00; Prime Sanitation Service, services, 39.75; REPCO Marketing Inc, supplies, 40.75; Rita Roenfeldt, prior services, 20.00; Ryan D. Matthies dba Ryan Matthies Construction, services, 600.00; Saunders Co Dept Corr, boarding, 1365.00; OL Scheer Company dba Scheer’s Ace Hardware, supplies, 250.47; See Store 1 LLC (Gene’s Runner), fuel, 420.99; Shred Monster, services, 507.00; Stanton Auto Parts, services, 80.95; Stanton Co Clk – Dist Crt, costs, 66.00; Stanton Co Crt, costs, 202.00; Stanton Co Imprest Acct, fees, 20.50; Stanton Co PPD, utilities, 2107.90; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 33.47; Stanton Register & Printing Inc, services, 816.21; Stanton Telecom, services, 1817.97; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 334.50; Teeco Inc, supplies, 137.70; Thompson Reuters-West, supplies, 703.00; TWD Lock Safe & Key, supplies, 19.53; University NE – Lincoln, fees, 150.00; UNL ITS Comm Cntr, services, 46.02; Visa Card Services, meals, 277.32; Wayne Co, costs, 4264.65; Wolf’s Den, meals, 29.50; Wolfcom Enterprises, cameras, 582.00; Loree Zach, services, 36.00; Zee Medical Service Co, supplies, 110.60; Sandra Zoubek – Co Treas, fees etc, 99.55;

 

ROAD FUND – 2K Trucking Inc, hauling, 11200.00; Ameritas Retirement, ret – co shr, 3040.05; Appeara, services, 28.13; ATCO Intl, supplies, 2204.00; B’s Enterprises Inc, culverts, 8396.37; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 70.78; Blue Cross Blue Shield, ins- co shr, 13348.21; Boelter Farm Repair LLC, parts etc, 3312.12; Bomgaars, tools, 1375.52; Bret Burtwistle, hauling, 1800.00; Clarkson Plbg & Htg Inc, services, 213.67; Janice Coates, prior service, 17.00; Josh Cole, hauling, 1664.00; Cooperative Supply Inc, seeding, 1740.00; Cornhusker Intl Trucks Inc, parts, 6839.06; Doernemann Farm Service Inc, supplies, 38.50; Jim Duncan, prior service, 16.00; Engelhardt TV & Comm Inc, parts etc, 609.50; Farmer’s Coop, fuel etc, 6006.57; Fastenal Co, signs, 67.78; Darrell Hansen, reg fee, 55.00; Hoskins Mfg Co Inc, parts etc, 97.72; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax – co shr, 3620.08; Island Supply Welding Co, supplies, 89.48; Johnson Sand and Gravel Co Inc, gravel, 31156.66; Kaup Forage & Turf, seeding, 462.50; Cody Koehn, hauling, 240.00; William J. Krause, reg fee, 150.00; Kryger Glass Co, parts, 439.96; Leigh Motor Service, parts, 199.50; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, services, 8714.27; Madison Natl Life Ins Co, ins – co shr, 74.78; Mainelli Wagner & Assoc, eng services, 1100.00; Matteo Sand & Gravel Co Inc, gravel, 2107.20; Menards, supplies, 237.02; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees, 3000.00; NMC Exchange LLC, parts etc, 7330.16; Ron Neisius, services, 125.00; Norfolk Auto Supply, parts, 7.08; Norfolk Daily News, publishing, 65.59; Denis Oswald, hauling, 5800.00; Justin Oswald, hauling, 3000.00; Pilger Concrete Recycling LLC, supplies, 1124.20; Pilger Store LLC, fuel etc, 2381.13; Pollard Pumping Inc, services, 1225.00; Prime Sanitation Service, services, 44.00; Road Builders Machinery & Supply Co, parts, 112.93; Ron’s Ag & Auto Repair, parts etc, 531.40; S&S Willers Inc dba Pilger Sand & Gravel, gravel, 12114.81; Spenser’s Trenching & Electric LLC, services, 1898.86; Stamm Electric #1 Inc, services, 413.98; Stanton Auto Parts, parts etc, 1114.58; Stanton Co PPD, services, 342.01; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 105.07; Stanton Register & Printing Inc, publishing, 76.32; Stanton Telecom Inc, services, 218.75; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 39.50; Teeco Inc, supplies, 46.55; Truck Cntr Co, part, 1671.98; US Cellular, services, 104.17; Village Pilger, utilities, 190.24; Weldon Parts Inc, parts, 277.05;

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FUND – Ameritas Retirement, ret – co shr, 28.35; Farmer’s Coop, fuel etc, 138.15; Sanford Goshorn, utilities, 12.00; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax – co shr, 32.13; Kelly Supply Co, supplies, 11.08; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, services, 10.00;

 

REG OF DEEDS P&M FUND – TRI-State Binders, binder repair etc, 4339.00;

 

INHERITANCE TAX FUND – Stanton Co PPD, services, 104.50;

 

EMERGENCY 911 FUND – City Norfolk, dispatching, 4000.00; Stanton Telecom Inc, services, 73.23;

 

COURTHOUSE SINKING FUND – Century Lumber Cntr, door installation etc, 8315.50; PCF LLC, carpet etc, 6870.00;

 

Total aggregate salaries of all county employees $146,768.96.

 

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

 

Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to adjourn and set the budget hearing meeting for September 11, 2017 and the next regular meeting for September 18, 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 – July 17, 2017

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

 

            A meeting of the Board of Equalization of Stanton County, Nebraska was held in the open and public session on July 17, 2017 at 8:00 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

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

 

            Advance notice of the meeting was given by publication in the Stanton Register on July 5, 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 8:00 AM 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.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to approve the minutes of July 10, 2017 meeting.

 

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

 

            Discussion held on the letter received from Cynthia L. Foxhoven of Sioux City IA.   Cheryl advised the board she responded to this letter explaining the 2016 real estate taxes had been paid, the valuation notice was mailed to notify that the value had been updated due to the occupancy of the mobile home and indicated an estimated tax value for 2017.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

            The board reviewed a letter from Don Wichman requesting an extension to file a Homestead Exemption with the County Assessor.  Discussion held on the letter and Notice of Rejection of Homestead Exemption received. 

 

            Motion made by Gutshall seconded by Rehak to approve the following Resolution to allow an extension to file a Homestead Exemption:

 

RESOLUTION No. 2017.07 – 019:

 

            WHEREAS, the Stanton County Board of Equalization received a written complaint on the rejection of a homestead exemption filing; and     

 

            BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, by the Stanton County Board of Equalization to extend the filing deadline to July 20, 2017, due to circumstances stated in the written complaint;

 

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

            Dated this 17th day of July, 2017.

                                                                                    County Board of Equalization

                                                                                    Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                    /s/ Dennis Kment

                                                                                    By:  Dennis Kment, Chairman

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

            Cheryl presented to the Board the 2017 Plan of Assessment for Stanton County Assessment Years 2018, 2019 and 2020.  Plan Assessment was reviewed and placed on file.

 

            Chairman Kment opened the protest hearing at 8:10 AM and swore in the County Assessor, Cheryl Wolverton.

 

Decisions were made on the following protests.

 

2017 – 003:     Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Kment to change the valuation to $38,455.00.

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

 

2017 – 004:     Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to change the valuation to $49,970.00.

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

 

2017 – 005:     Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to change the valuation to $174,100.00.

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

 

2017 – 006:     Motion by Kment, seconded by Rehak that there is no change in valuation.

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

 

2017 – 007:     Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to change the valuation to $24,185.00.

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

 

2017 – 008:     Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to change the valuation to $110,150.00.

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

 

2017 – 009:     Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to change the valuation to $488,590.00.

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

 

2017 – 010:     Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment that there is no change in valuation.

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

 

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

 

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

 

            The chairman re-opened the Board of Equalization meeting at 11:10 AM. 

 

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

 

Decisions were made on the following protests:

 

2017 – 011:     Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak to change the valuation to $134,070.00.

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

 

2017 – 012:     Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak that there is no change in valuation.

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

 

2017 – 013:     Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to change the valuation to $244,905.00.

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

 

2017 – 014:     Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to change the valuation to $93,565.00.

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

 

2017 – 015:     Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to change the valuation to $160,445.00.

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

 

2017 – 016:     Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak to change the valuation to $194,655.00.

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

 

2017 – 017:     Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak that there is no change in valuation.

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

 

2017 – 018:     Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to change the valuation to $157,740.00.

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

 

2017 – 019:     Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to change the valuation to $75,765.00.

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

 

2017 – 020:     Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Kment that there is no change in valuation.

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

 

2017 – 021:     Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Kment that there is no change in valuation.

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

 

2017 – 022:     Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Kment to change the valuation to $802,950.00.

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

 

2017 – 023:     Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to change the valuation to $29,600.00.

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

 

2017 – 024:     Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to change the valuation to $64,020.00.

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

 

2017 – 025:     Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Gutshall to change the valuation to $9,450.00.

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

 

2017 – 026:     Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Kment that there is no change in valuation.

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

 

2017 – 027:     Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall that there is no change in valuation.

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

 

2017 – 028:     Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak that there is no change in valuation.

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

 

2017 – 029:     Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak that there is no change in valuation.

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

 

2017 – 030:     Motion made by Gutshall, seconded Kment that there is no change in valuation.

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

 

2017 – 031:     Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment that there is no change in valuation.

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

 

2017 – 032:     Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak that there is no change in valuation.

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

 

2017 – 033:     Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to change the valuation to $305,470.00.

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

 

2017 – 034:     Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak to change the valuation to $407,475.00.

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

 

2017 – 035:     Motion made by Rehak, seconded Gutshall to change the valuation to $60,775.00.

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

 

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

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to adjourn and set the next meeting for August 21, 2017 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 – July 17, 2017

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

 

            A meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Stanton County, Nebraska was held in the open and public session on July 17, 2017 at 8:15 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

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

 

            Advance notice of the meeting was given by publication in the Stanton Register on July 5, 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 8:25 AM 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 Kment to approve the agenda.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak to approve the minutes of July 10, 2017 meeting.

 

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

 

            The following correspondence was reviewed and placed on file:  Kent Miller, Bridge Inventory/Data Manager, NDOT – reminder inspection report; NIRMA – NIRMA Safety Shorts Vol.5 No.7; Dave Henry, Kearney – letter interest position Hwy Supt; Richard Houck, Project Coordinator, NDOT – Monthly Status Update Report.

 

            Tony McPhillips, Veterans’ Service Officer, joined the meeting to discuss the re-appointment of William (Bill) Johnson to the Veterans Service Board for a 5 year term.  Other members of the Veterans Service Board are:  Robert Sprieck, James Campbell, Stephen Bentz and Troy Schutt.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to appoint William (Bill) Johnson to the Veterans’ Service Board for a 5 year term beginning July 17, 2017.

 

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

 

            The county board was advised by the county clerk that the State Auditor’s office renamed the fund number on the 911 Emergency Fund from 5907 to 2910.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the following Resolution to change the 911 Emergency Fund number from 5907 to 2910:

 

RESOLUTION No. 2017.07 – 020:

 

            WHEREAS, the Stanton County Board of Commissioners has been advised by the Nebraska State Auditor’s office to change the 911 Emergency Fund number from 5907 to 2910; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Stanton County Board of Commissioners desire to keep the history for Fund 5907; and

 

            THEREFORE BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, by the Stanton County Board of Commissioners to direct the County Treasurer to add Fund 2910 (911 Emergency Fund) and to direct the County Clerk add Fund 2910 (911 Emergency Fund) in the County Budget beginning with the FY2017-2018 budget (starting July 1, 2017); and

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer is further directed to automatically transfer any future collections in Fund 5907 to Fund 2910 beginning July 1, 2017.

 

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

            Dated this 17th day of July, 2017.

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners

                                                                                    Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                    /s/ Dennis Kment

                                                                                    /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                    /s/ Duane Rehak

 

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann     [seal]   

Stanton County Clerk

 

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

 

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

 

            Ziggy Orlowski, other interested parties and representatives of TradeWind Energy joined the meeting.  Discussion held on the wind turbine issue. Those present voiced questions and concerns with the possible construction of wind turbines.  The board advised those present that a public hearing will be held August 22, 2017 by the Planning and Zoning Commission to address the overlays and zoning regulations for Stanton County.  No action taken by the County Board.

 

            Debbie Pillen, representative of New York Life, called and informed the county clerk she would not be attending the meeting and would be rescheduling at a later date.

 

            Sandy Zoubek, County Treasurer, joined the meeting.  Discussion held on the semi-annual reports.

 

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

 

RESOLUTION No. 2017.07 – 021:

 

            WHEREAS, the Board proceeded with and completed settlement with the County Treasurer for the six (6) months ending December 31, 2016; and

 

            WHEREAS, after the publication a discrepancy was found within the column reflecting the transfer between funds but this discrepancy did not change the ending balance for the six (6) months ending December 31, 2016; and

 

            NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the board accept and approve the Semi-Annual Correction for the County Treasurer for the six (6) months ending December 31, 2016 as per statement on file at the County Clerk’s office; and

 

            ALSO, BE IT RESOLVED, that the board proceeded with and completed settlement with the county Treasurer for the six (6) months ending June 30, 2017 and found that all receipts and disbursements were property accounted for as per statement on file at the County Clerk’s office.

 

            Dated this 17th day of July, 2017.

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners

                                                                                    Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                    /s/ Dennis Kment

                                                                                    /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                    /s/ Duane Rehak

 

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann     [seal]   

Stanton County Clerk

 

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

 

            Mr. Lammli, County Attorney, joined the meeting.  Discussion held on county issues.  No action taken.

 

            Discussion held on the surplus of used pickups in the road department.  The consensus of the board is to advertise the used pickups for sale through the bid letting process.  Commissioner Rehak to make a listing of the pickups and obtain estimated values of each pickup.  Bid Letting to be set either at the August or September meeting contingent when information obtained in the clerk’s office.

 

            Mark Mainelli, Highway Consultant, joined the meeting.

 

Discussion was held on the 2017 Fracture Critical Bridge Inspection Agreement, Project No. STP-NBIS (110) & NBIS (108), Control No. 00953A & 00958A.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the following resolution to authorize the chairman to sign the Program Agreement for 2017 Fracture Critical Bridge Inspections, Project No. STP-NBIS (110) & NBIS (108), Control No. 00953A & 00958A:

 

RESOLUTION No. 2017.07 – 022:

RESOULTION
SIGNING OF THE PROJECT PROGRAM AGREEMENT
2017 FRACTURE CRITICAL BRIDGE INSPECTION

Stanton County
Resolution No. 2017.07 – 022

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

NDOR Project Number:  STP-NBIS (110) & NBIS (108); NDOR Control Number:  00953A & 00958A; NDOR Project Name:  2017 Fracture Critical Bridge Inspection.

            Adopted this 17th day of July, 2017 at Stanton, Nebraska.

 

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

 

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

Roll Call:   3  Yes   0 No      Abstained      Absent
Resolution adopted, signed and billed as adopted

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

 

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

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

 

PROJECT NO. STP-NBIS (110); CONTROL NO. 00953A

STANTON COUNTY, NEBRASKA
STATE OF NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF ROADS

STATEWIDE 2017 FRACTURE CRITICAL BRIDGE INSPECTIONS AND LOAD RE-RATINGS

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

. . . . . . . . . .

 

            Leonard Jindra and Amy Lowe joined the meeting to discuss the road issued between Sections 3 & 4, Township 23, Range 3 East.   Discussion held on the road use, new fence placement, access to land, right of way and the establishment of existing road.

 

            Commissioner Kment advised those present that a Petition had been received from Russ Loberg to vacate/close the road because it goes nowhere (dead end).  Commissioner Rehak is to contact the County Surveyor, LaVern Schroeder, and request him to survey the section line to determine the boundary between sections 3 & 4 and the existing road.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall seconded by Rehak to approve the following Resolution to direct a study of a county road:

 

RESOLUTION No. 2017.07 – 023:

 

            WHEREAS, a Petition from Russ Loberg to vacate/close Road No. 314 located between Sections 3 & 4, Township 23, Range 3 East was filed with the County Clerk on July 17, 2017; and

 

            WHEREAS, The Board of Commissioners of Stanton County desire to investigate the feasibility of vacating or closing this road in Stanton County; and

 

            WHEREAS, Nebraska State Statutes require that, prior to setting a date for a public hearing concerning the vacation or abandonment of a county road, the Board shall direct and/or receive a report from the County Highway Consultant documenting the use being made of the said road;

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the County Highway Consultant, Mark Mainelli with Mainelli Wagner & Associates, is hereby directed to make a study of the use being made of the following described road:

 

The road between Sections 3 & 4, Township 23 North, Range 1 East of the 6th P.M., Stanton County, Nebraska, said road being south of Old Hwy 8 (840 Rd).

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the County Highway Consultant shall file a written report of the study, including a recommendation on vacation or closure, with the Board of Commissioners within 30 days.         

 

            Adopted at Stanton, Nebraska this 17th day of July, 2017.

 

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners

                                                                                    Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                    /s/ Dennis Kment

                                                                                    By Dennis Kment, Chairman

 

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann     [seal]

 Stanton County Clerk

 

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

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Gutshall to increase the hourly rate for the road department by 50¢, effective July 1, 2017 for hours reported.

 

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

 

            Bid Letting for Stanton County 2017 Box Culverts, C-84(37), C-84(376) and C-84(378) was held at 11:00 AM.  Representatives of ME Collins Contracting Co, CL Construction and A&R Construction Co appeared.

 

            The chairman opened the sealed bids and read them aloud as follows:  Gus Construction Co Inc, PO Box 77, Casey IA 50048 – Total Project:  $745,879.55 ($664,844.30 construction, $81,035.25 roadway items); A&R Construction Co, PO Box 121, Plainview NE 68769 – Total Project:  $493,334.81 ($429,241.66 construction, $64,093.15 roadway items); M.E. Collins Contracting Co Inc, PO Box 83, Wahoo NE 68066 – Total Project:  $521,982.37 ($456,953.79 construction, $65,028.58 roadway items); CL Construction LLC, 1927 Co Rd I, Wahoo NE 68066 – Total Project:  $483,944.00 ($412,002.50 construction, $71,941.50 roadway items).

 

            Bids will be reviewed for accuracy before accepting.  Decision on projects set aside temporarily.

 

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

 

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

 

            The chairman re-opened the Board of Commissioner’s meeting at 12:05 PM. 

 

            Mark Mainelli re-joined the meeting.  Discussion resumed on the bids received.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to accept the bid of CL Construction LLC of Wahoo NE for the Stanton County 2017 Box culverts, C-84(367), C-84(376) and C-84(378) in the amount of $460,499.00 (which excludes the cost of gravel and seeding) contingent on the corps permit and right of way and authorizes the chairman to sign the necessary paperwork when received.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak, to approve for the month of June the Documentary Stamp Tax, co shr in the amount of $1,064.39; County Clerk fees in the amount of $3,207.25; P&M Fund fees in the amount of $480.50; Game and Parks Agent fees in the amount of $18.00; Misc Copy fees in the amount of $11.50; Clerk of the District Court fees in the amount of $181.14; Passport fees in the amount of $25.00; County Treasurer’s receipt of money received numbered 00018694 – 00018749, inclusive in the amount of $496,491.82; County Treasurer’s List Distress Warrants issued May 11, 2017 and return by Sheriff; Veterans’ Service Office 3rd Quarter Report; County Sheriff 2nd Quarter Report; and place them on file.

 

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

 

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

 

GENERAL FUND – Mark Albin atty, fees, 570.47; AMH Family Practice, services, 255.00; Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr, 6414.17; Antelope Co Shf Dept, boarding, 2880.00; Appeara, supplies, 89.44; Applied Concepts Inc, supplies, 115.00; Kim Bearnes, meals etc, 240.52; Shawn Beaudette, services, 103.00; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 76.07; Blue Cross Blue Shield, ins-co shr, 30030.80; Bomgaars, supplies, 15.98; Gary Carson, supplies, 61.00; Connecting Point Computers, supplies, 12.95; Conover Properties LLC, supplies, 174.00; Cornhusker Auto Cntr, services, 35.00; DAS State Acct, costs, 13.00; Martha Detlefsen, prior service, 12.00; Drahota Clean, services, 435.00; Eakes Office Solutions, supplies, 51.85; Emmett’s Foodtown, supplies, 11.14; Engelhardt TV & Comm Inc, services, 89.00; Tyler Evans, supplies, 21.39; Ewalt Law Office PC LLO, services, 2206.26; Farmers Coop, fuel, 1277.25; The Farner Co, supplies, 51.68; First Concord Benefits Group, flex benefits, 50.00; Floor Maintenance & Supply Co, supplies, 102.11; Judy Godel, services, 200.00; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 6989.40; William E Kaiser Real Estate Appraisal Service, services, 2765.00; Kuehn’s Auto Body Inc, services, 130.43; W Bert Lammli, office allow, 835.00; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, fuel, 29.36; Lynn Peavey Co, supplies, 32.10; Madison Co Shf, boarding, 125.00; Madison Natl Life Ins Co, ins-co shr, 168.90; Marvin Planning Consultants, services, 1000.00; Menards, supplies, 9.99; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees, 7062.00; Midwest Plbg Htg AC, services, 75.00; Midwest Special Services Inc, services, 1186.50; MIPS Inc, services, 2730.26; Lavern Newkirk, prior services, 17.00; One Office Solution, supplies, 344.02; Osmond Pharmacy, prescriptions, 28.12; Pierce Co Shf Dept, boarding, 2000.00; Pilger Store LLC, fuel, 227.63; Platte Co Detention Facility, boarding, 250.00; Prime Sanitation Service, services, 39.75; Jeff Quist, services, 2720.00; Region IV Inc, services, 1874.50; Region 4 Behavioral Health System, services, 4305.00; Rita Roenfeldt, prior services, 20.00; Stanton Auto Parts, services, 65.95; Stanton Co Clk, postage, 7.26; Stanton Co Clk Dist Crt, costs, 207.00; Stanton Co Imprest Acct, fees, 20.00; Stanton Co PPD, utilities, 1952.25; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 44.55; Stanton Register & Printing Inc, services, 135.23; Stanton Telecom, services, 1886.80; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 380.40; Teeco Inc, supplies, 126.15; Mike Unger Co Shf, fees, 23.00; Wanek Pharmacy, prescription, 26.76; Loree Zach, services, 108.00; Sandra Zoubek Co Treas, fees, 14.00;

 

ROAD FUND – 2K Trucking Inc, hauling, 9400.00; ABC Mobile Storage, rental, 18.50; Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr, 3122.17; ATCO Intl, supplies, 988.00; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 31.83; Blue Cross Blue Shield, ins-co shr, 13348.21; Caterpillar Finc Svs Corp, equip, 1941.30; Century Link, services, 43.21; Clarkson Plbg & Htg Inc, services, 247.74; Janice Coates, prior service, 17.00; Cornhusker Intl Trucks Inc, services, 191.84; Jim Duncan, prior service, 16.00; Emmett’s Foodtown, supplies, 7.45; Engelhardt TV & Comm Inc, services, 442.54; Farmers Coop, fuel etc, 8600.76; Gerhold Concrete Co Inc, supplies, 1030.16; GI Trailer Inc, supplies, 12.72; Hilltop Auto Sales, supplies, 775.00; Hoskins Mfg Co Inc, services, 45.00; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 3713.22; Island Supply Welding Co, supplies, 106.59; Jensen Construction DT Inc, supplies, 200.00; Johnson Sand and Gravel Co Inc, gravel, 44420.15; Kelly Supply Co, supplies, 45.25; Kimball Midwest, supplies, 170.78; Lampman Service and Tires LLC, services, 312.60; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, services, 2828.74; Mainelli Wagner & Assoc, services etc, 25240.92; Marxsen Sand and Gravel, gravel, 1660.75; Medical Enterprises Inc, services, 36.00; Menards, supplies, 43.96; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees, 3000.00; NMC Exchange LLC, services, 2413.87; OL Scheer Co dba Scheer’s Ace Hardware, supplies, 43.99; Denis Oswald, hauling, 2800.00; Justin Oswald, hauling, 3600.00; Oncall Norfolk, services, 55.00; Pilger Concrete Recycling LLC, supplies, 4216.20; Pilger Store LLC, fuel etc, 2784.69; Powerplan, services, 408.45; Prime Sanitation Service, services, 44.00; Pressure Washer Systems Inc, services, 225.18; Ron’s Ag & Auto Repair, services, 30.00; S&S Willers Inc dba Pilger Sand & Gravel, gravel, 33897.60; Schroeder Land Surveying, services, 196.00; Seals and Service Inc, services, 385.00; Stanton Auto Parts, services, 1164.70; Stanton Co PPD, services, 361.11; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 67.67; Stanton Telecom Inc, services, 238.86; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 39.50; Teeco Inc, supplies, 66.05; Titan Machinery Inc, supplies, 701.07; Truck Center Co, services, 23.86; US Cellular, services, 104.28; Village Pilger, utilities, 122.81; Wisner Plbg Htg & Air LLC, services, 74.56;

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FUND – Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr, 22.95; Farmers Coop, fuel etc, 140.32; Sanford Goshorn, meals etc, 32.94; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 26.01; Internet Services, services, 83.95; Menards, supplies, 59.99; One Office Solution, supplies, 29.97; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 20.98; Verizon Wireless, services, 250.00;

 

ROAD SINKING FUND – Mainelli Wagner & Assoc Inc, services, 16562.72;

 

COUNTY DRUG LAW ENFORCEMENT FUND – Sandra Zoubek Co Treas, fees, 200.00;

 

INHERITANCE TAX – Stanton Co PPD, tower, 102.65;

 

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

 

Total aggregate salaries of all county employees:  $142,282.58.

 

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

 

            Notice is hereby published in accordance with Section 23-122, Revised Statutes of Nebraska, Re-Issue 1943 that the following are the current salaries of all County employees:  Co Assessor - $3,966.67 monthly; Co Attorney - $4,050.00 monthly; Co Clerk - $3,966.67 monthly; Co Commissioners - $1,958.33 monthly; Co Commissioner, Chairman - $2,041.67 monthly; Co Sheriff - $4,425.00 monthly, plus $30 Brd Health Adm, $50 unf allow & $130 tele reimb; Co Treasurer - $3,966.67 monthly; Dep Co Assessor - $18.00 hourly; Dep Co Attorney - $2,750.00 monthly; Dep Co Clerk - $18.00 hourly, plus $50 ins reimb; Dep Co Treasurer - $17.62 hourly; Chief Dep Co Sheriff - $19.40 hourly, plus $100 tele reimb; Senior Dep Co Sheriff - $18.50 hourly, plus $100 tele reimb; Dep Co Sheriff - $18.10 hourly, plus $100 tele reimb; Dep Co Sheriff (part-time) - $15.00 hourly; Emergency Mgmt Director (part-time) - $10.00 hourly; Planning & Zoning Admin - $22.30 hourly, plus $400 City PZ Adm; Planning Comm Members - $15.00 per meeting, plus mileage; Veteran’s Service Officer - $22.30 hourly; Weed Superintendent (part-time) - $900.00 monthly; Maintenance - $16.00 hourly;  Secy 1 Co Assessor - $15.35 hourly; Secy Co Attorney - $22.00 hourly; Secy Co Clerk - $15.00 hourly; Secy 1 Co Educator - $17.65 hourly; Secy 2 Co Educator (part-time) - $13.00 hourly; Secy Co Sheriff - $15.76 hourly; Secy 1 Co Treasurer - $16.63 hourly; Secy 2 Co Treasurer - $12.85 hourly; Road Clerk (part-time) - $300.00 monthly; Road Bridge Foreman - $18.40 hourly;  Road Employees - $16.30 hourly;  Road Employees (part-time) - $15.50 hourly.

 

Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to adjourn and set the next meeting for August 21, 2017 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 – July 10, 2017

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

 

            A meeting of the Board of Equalization of Stanton County, Nebraska was held in the open and public session on July 10, 2017 at 8:00 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

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

 

            Advance notice of the meeting was given by publication in the Stanton Register on June 28, 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 8:00 AM 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.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak to approve the minutes of June 6, June 19 and June 27, 2017 meetings.

 

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

 

            The chairman opened the protest hearing at 8:05 AM.  The county Assessor was sworn in by the chairman and she advised the board that the following documents are available in the Assessor’s office for use during the hearing process:  2017 Assessment Practices and Procedures of the Stanton County Assessor’s office, Nebraska Ad Land Valuation Manual, Nebraska Assessor’s Reference Manual and 2017 Reports and Opinions of the Property Tax Administrator for Stanton County.  She asked that the mentioned evidence be made a part of each Board of Equalization hearing and a part of the record.

 

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

 

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

 

            The chairman re-opened the Board of Equalization meeting at 8:20 AM.

 

Protest hearings were heard as follows:

 

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

 

2017 – 003:     Pt Block 16, all North of track, Holman’s Addition.  No one appeared.  Protest reviewed.

 

2017 – 004:     Lot 1 Behmer’s Subdivision (Pt NW NW 17-24-1, Pt NE NE 18-24-1).  No one appeared.  Protest reviewed.

 

2017 – 005:     Lot 2 Red Bull Subdivision (Pt NW NW 17-24-1, Pt NE NE 18-24-1).  No one appeared.  Protest reviewed.

 

2017 – 006:     Lot 1, Block 16, Original Town Addition, Stanton.  Rolland Lorensen appeared for the protest and was sworn in to give testimony.  Mr. Lorensen stated that the valuation increase was excessive.  He also stated that condition of adjacent property should be considered when valuing property.

 

2017 – 007:     Lot 6 and S½ Lot 7, Block 10, Village of Pilger.  No one appeared.  Protest reviewed.

 

2017 – 008:     Pt SW NE 29-23-2, City Sections.  No one appeared.  Protest reviewed.

 

2017 – 009:     Pt NW 2-23-2 (including Lot 2 Pilger Well Site of the SW NW).  Dave Jensen and Ken Weichman appeared.  Mr. Jensen was sworn in to give testimony.  Dave expressed concern with the valuation increases over the last few years.  It was suggested to obtain a new FSA map to verify the soil classification for the property.

 

2017 – 010:     Pt NW SW 21-23-2, City Sections.  No one appeared.  Protest reviewed.

 

2017 – 011:     Pt SE SW 36-21-1.  Robert and Barb Ehlers appeared.  Mr. Ehlers was sworn in to give testimony.  Robert stated he would not be able to sell the property at the set valuation.  He also stated the condition of his buildings has changed over the years and requested the assessor’s office to examine the property for possible reduction of valuation.  The assessor’s office will inspect the property on Thursday.

 

2017 – 012:     Lot 1, Block 10, Village of Pilger.  No one appeared.  Protest reviewed.

 

2017 – 013:     Lot 19, Block 2, Bernbeck-Maplewood 2nd Addition.  Jim Campbell appeared for the protest and was sworn in to give testimony.  Mr. Campbell stated the valuation increase was extreme and the valuation of his property was not comparable to current sales.  Jim also discussed the approaches used for appraising property.

 

2017 – 014:     Lot 9, Woodland Park 6th Development.  Alvina Heller appeared for the protest and was sworn in to give testimony.  Ms. Heller stated there have been no improvements on the property and requested the assessor’s office to examine the property for possible reduction of valuation.  The assessor’s office will inspect the property on Tuesday.

 

2017 – 015:     Lot 52, Woodland Park, Royal Oaks 4th Addition.  No one appeared.  Protest reviewed.

 

2017 – 016:     Lot 2 Natalie’s Addition being Pt Lot 1 Nau’s LS in Pt NW 20-23-2.  Dwaine Nau appeared for the protest and was sworn in to give testimony.  Mr. Nau discussed issues with his property (shared water line, cell tower, septic tank).

 

*2017 – 035:   Pt SE NW 29-23-2, City Section.  Dwaine Nau appeared for the protest and was sworn in to give testimony.  Mr. Nau stated there have been no improvements on the property.  He stated that the house is within a flood zone and feels there should be a deduction on valuation for flood zone area.

 

2017 – 017:     (put aside – called to inform would be late)

 

2017 – 018:     Pt SW SE 9-24-1.  Ray Nelson appeared for the protest and was sworn in to give testimony.  Mr. Nelson requested the valuation be adjusted due to the condition of the unfinished basement.  He also stated that there is no heat or air conditioning on the 2nd floor.

 

2017 – 017:     Lot 2, Block 3, Paden Subdivision (located in Pt NW NE 30-23-2, City Sections).  Mike Murphy appeared for the protest and was sworn in to give testimony.  Mr. Murphy stated there have been no improvements and that the basement is unfinished.

 

2017 – 019:     Pt S½ SW 23-24-3.  No one appeared.  Protest reviewed.

 

2017 – 020:     Lot 11, Block 2, Village of Pilger.  No one appeared.  Protest reviewed.

 

2017 – 021:     Lot 2, Block 10, Village of Pilger.  No one appeared.  Protest reviewed.

 

2017 – 022:     Improvements only located upon Pt SW SW 35-24-3, Warehouse Lots (Convenience Store).  Walter Aschoff appeared for the protest and was sworn in to give testimony.  Mr. Aschoff requests that the valuation be valued based on other properties similar to the convenience store in other counties.

 

2017 – 023:     Lot 10, Block 3, Graves Addition.  No one appeared.  Protest reviewed.

 

2017 – 024:     E 40.9’ Lot 8, W 35.6’ Lot 9, Block 4, Grave’s Addition.  No one appeared.  Protest reviewed.

 

2017 – 025:     Lot 2, Block 13, Village of Pilger.  No one appeared.  Protest reviewed.

 

2017 – 026:     Pt NW NW 8-21-3.  No one appeared.  Protest reviewed.

 

2017 – 027:     Lot 1 Thor’s Subdivision.  Ziggy Orlowski appeared for the protest and was sworn in to give testimony.  Mr. Orlowski stated there have been no improvements or renovation to the property.  The assessor’s office will inspect the property on Friday.

 

2017 – 028:     NE 27-23-3.  Dirk Petersen and Todd Kreikemeier appeared for the protest.  Mr. Petersen was sworn in to give testimony.  He stated they purchased the property for $3,000 per acre, spent approximately $1,000 per acre for improvements and feel the value should be $4,000 per acre.  Also he felt the valuation should take into account the soil type rather than being grouped into one category of dryland.

 

2017 – 029:     NW 27-23-3.  Dirk Petersen and Todd Kreikemeier appeared for the protest.  Mr. Petersen was sworn in to give testimony.  He stated they purchased the property for $3,000 per acre, spent approximately $1,000 per acre for improvements and feel the value should be $4,000 per acre.  Also he felt the valuation should take into account the soil type rather than being grouped into one category of dryland.

 

2017 – 030:     Lot 2 of David A. Pinnt’s Lotsplit in the W½ 5-23-1.  No one appeared.  Protest reviewed.

 

2017 – 031:     Lot 1 of David A. Pinnt’s Lotsplit in the S½ 5-23-1.  No one appeared.  Protest reviewed.

 

2017 – 032:     SE NE & Lot 2 Timothy O. Schellpeper’s Lotsplit of the NE NE 31-24-2.  Tim and Caroline Schellpeper appeared for the protest.  Mr. Schellpeper was sworn in to give testimony.  Tim stated the property was valued higher per acre than what he paid.  Discussion held on how property is valued and how soil classifications affect this value.

 

2017 – 033:     E ½ NW 10-22-3.  Tim and Caroline Schellpeper appeared for the protest.  Mr. Schellpeper was sworn in to give testimony.  Tim stated the property was valued higher per acre than what he paid.  Discussion held on how property is valued and how soil classifications affect this value.

 

2017 – 034:     Lot 1, Block 1, Riley-Robinson Heights Subdivision located in Pt SE 19-23-2, City Sections.  Robert and Colleen Paden appeared for the protest.  Mr. Paden was sworn in to give testimony.  Bob stated that there has been no structural changes to the property and felt the valuation was too high.  He asked how the property is valued.  Discussion held on the procedure of setting values based on sales of comparable property within the county.

 

2017 – 035:     (*heard after 2017 – 016)

 

            Decisions of the Board of Equalization will be determined on July 17, 2017 and a copy will be mailed to each protester.

 

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

 

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

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to adjourn and set the next meeting for July 17, 2017 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 – July 10, 2017

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

 

            A meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Stanton County, Nebraska was held in the open and public session on July 10, 2017 at 8:15 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

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

 

            Advance notice of the meeting was given by publication in the Stanton Register on June 28, 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 meetings laws are posted on the wall in the Commissioner’s room and a copy may be obtained from the County Clerk’s office upon request.

 

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

 

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

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the minutes of June 6, June 13, June 19 and June 27, 2017 meetings.

 

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

 

           

The following correspondence was reviewed and placed on file:  USDA FAS – nomination Form County FSA Committee; Matt Johnson, TransSystems – NDOR Bridge Inpsection Quality Assurance Owners Visit; Nebraska Dept Environmental Quality – 2018 Letter Reduction and Recycling Grant.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the following Resolution to schedule a public hearing on the sale of real estate owned by Stanton County, Nebraska:

 

RESOLUTION No. 2017.07 – 018:

 

            WHEREAS, Nebraska State Statute requires, that prior to selling the real estate owned by a county, the County Board shall conduct a public hearing on the same;

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that a public hearing be held on August 21, 2017 at 9:00 A.M. in the Commissioner’s room at the Courthouse in Stanton, Nebraska to receive input regarding the sale of the following described real estate:  Lots 1, 2 and N½ 3, Block 1, Village of Pilger, Stanton County, Nebraska, including existing buildings.

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in the Stanton Register and if possible, copies of this resolution be served by first class mail to owners of land abutting on or adjacent to said real estate.

 

            Adopted at Stanton, Nebraska this 10th day of July, 2017.

                                                                                                            Board of Commissioners
                                                                                                            Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                                            /s/ Dennis Kment

                                                                                                            /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                                            /s/ Duane Rehak

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann  [seal]

            Stanton County Clerk

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

            The chairman re-opened the Board of Commissioner’s meeting at 11:50 AM.

 

            Discussion held on the 2017-2018 Budget, proposed increase for office budgets, salary increases for employees and cost of future road projects.

           

Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to adjourn and set the next meeting for July 17, 2017 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 – June 27, 2017

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

 

            A meeting of the Board of Equalization of Stanton County, Nebraska was held in the open and public session on June 27, 2017 at 8:00 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

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

 

            Advance notice of the meeting was given by publication in the Stanton Register on June 14, 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 8:00 AM 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 Rehak, seconded by Kment to approve the agenda.

 

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

 

            Cheryl presented and explained the correction sheet for the month.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Kment to approve and authorize the chairman to sign the correction sheet numbered 06-2017, and place it on file.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak to adjourn to July 10, 2017 at 8:00 AM and set the next meeting for July 17, 2017 at 8:00 AM.

 

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

 

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

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

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COMMISSIONER’S PROCEEDINGS – June 27, 2017

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

 

            A meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Stanton County, Nebraska was held in the open and public session on June 27, 2017 at 8:15 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

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

 

            Advance notice of the meeting was given by publication in the Stanton Register on June 14, 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 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 Rehak, seconded by Kment to approve the agenda.

 

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

 

            The following correspondence was reviewed and placed on file:  Lancaster County Youth Services Center – Potential Agreement for juvenile detention services

 

            General discussion held on 2017-2018 budget, road equipment, road issues and sale of real estate.

 

            Dan Barnes, representative of Murphy Tractor, and Randi Hale, representative of Nebraska Machinery, joined the meeting for the decision on the bid letting tabled from June 19, 2017.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Kment to accept the bid of Murphy Tractor and Equipment of Sioux City IA in the amount of $186,876.00 for a 2017 John Deere 670GP grader.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Kment to approve the following Accounts Payable claims as presented except to add the claim of Murphy Tractor and Equipment in the amount of $186,876.00 and order checks drawn on the various funds as follows: 

 

GENERAL FUND – Appeara, supplies, 89.44; Applied Concepts Inc, supplies, 115.00; LaLene Bates, expenses, 19.98; Maxine Bauermeister, mowing, 150.00; Kim Bearnes, lodging etc, 40.21; Big Red Printing Inc, supplies, 381.43; Cuming Co Shf, shf fees, 15.04; Digital Ally Inc, supplies, 25.00; Robin Dolesh, mileage etc, 53.54; Eakes Office Solutions, supplies etc, 3832.17; Emmett’s Foodtown, supplies, 7.85; Floor Maintenance & Paper Supply, supplies, 213.37; Donald Frank, mileage etc, 34.26; Judy Funk, mileage, 2.14; GIS Workshop, fees, 13855.00; Green Stripe LLC, repairs, 238.45; Wanda Heermann, mileage, 580.48; Mike Kabes, mileage etc, 55.68; Gerald Kuhn, mileage etc, 27.30; Russell Kumm, mileage etc, 40.70; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, services, 52.21; Menards, dehumidifier, 164.99; Midwest Messenger, subscrip, 30.00; Midwest Special Services Inc, services, 394.50; MIPS Inc, supplies, 1402.48; Norfolk Daily News, fees etc, 556.00; Douglas Oertwich, mileage etc, 34.26; One Office Solution, supplies, 4054.78; Power Computing Inc, supplies, 4653.95; Quality Inn & Conference Center, lodging, 104.95; Sanford Goshorn dba S&G Installation, services, 83.62; Sioux Sales Co, supplies, 211.70; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 56.93; Stanton Register & Printing Inc, printing, 401.25; Town & Country Tech, phone system, 12326.27; UNL ITS Comm Cntr, services, 46.02; Visa Card Services, camera supplies, 490.92; Wacker Home Imp, services, 545.00; Mark Wieman, mileage etc, 94.20; Loree Zach, services, 72.00; Sandra Zoubek Co Treas, transfer etc, 250015.00;

 

ROAD FUND - A&R Construction Co, pymt culvert proj, 134174.74; ATCO Intl, supplies, 1977.67; Bierman Contracting Inc, construction costs, 182864.38; Bomgaars, supplies, 52.93; Central Sand & Gravel, gravel, 739.38; Floor Maintenance & Paper Supply, supplies, 39.68; Hilltop Auto Sales, pickup, 10000.00; Island Supply Welding Co, supplies, 28.10; Jensen Construction DT Inc, dirt work, 2720.00; Johnson Sand and Gravel Co Inc, gravel, 1870.45; Kelly Supply Co, supplies, 12.96; Kimball Midwest, supplies, 126.85; Matteo Sand & Gravel Co Inc, gravel, 3960.72; Menards, supplies, 226.93; Midwest Service & Sales Co, supplies, 26.25; NMC Exchange LLC, services, 694.00; Ron Neisius, mowing, 225.00; Powerplan, services, 518.45; Thomas L Wagner dba T&D Rural Striping LLC, services, 7082.24;

 

ROAD SINKING FUND – Murphy Tractor & Equip, equip JD 6701GP,      186876.00;

 

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

 

Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Kment to adjourn to July 10, 2017 at 8:15 AM and set the next meeting for July 17, 2017 at 8:15 AM.

 

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

 

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

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

 

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BOARD OF EQUALIZATION PROCEEDINGS – June 19, 2017

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

 

            A meeting of the Board of Equalization of Stanton County, Nebraska was held in the open and public session on June 19, 2017 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 June 7, 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 8:00 AM 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.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the minutes of June 6, 2017 meeting.

 

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

 

            The County Assessor advised the County Clerk that there were no corrections sheets or over, under and omitted values of property needing approval.

 

            Discussion held on possible hearing dates for property valuation protests.  Monday, July 10, 2017 is set for protest hearings.  Possible additional hearing dates are July 11 & 12, 2017, if needed.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to adjourn to the fiscal year meeting June 27, 2017 at 8:00 AM and set the next regular meeting for July 17, 2017 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 – June 19, 2017

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

 

            A meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Stanton County, Nebraska was held in the open and public session on June 19, 2017 at 8:15 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

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

 

            Advance notice of the meeting was given by publication in the Stanton Register on June 7, 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 8:18 AM 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.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to approve the minutes of June 6, 2017 meeting.

 

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

 

            The following correspondence was reviewed and placed on file:

                        LENRD Directions – Spring 2017

                        Richard Houck, NDOR – Local Project Monthly Status report

 

            Sanford Goshorn, Emergency Manager, joined the meeting.

 

            Leonard Jindra and Russ Loberg joined the meeting to discuss an existing road located on the north half between section 3 & 4, township 23, range 3 east. 

 

            Mr. Lammli, County Attorney, joined the meeting.

 

            Discussion held with Mr. Jindra and Mr. Loberg on the existing road, old fence line and proposed placement of new fence line.  The option of closing or vacating the road was reviewed with Mr. Lammli.  The board of commissioners requested that the landowners come to an agreement.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Kment to table a decision by the board on this road matter to obtain more information of the road and to give the landowners time to come to an agreement.

 

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

 

            Terry Allen joined meeting.

 

            Sanford Goshorn, Emergency Manager, appeared before the board to discuss the purchase of tracks for the ATV with $5,000 funds received from TransCanada and the $2,400 funds allotted and approved at the November 21, 2016 meeting.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to approve the purchase of tracks for the ATV with $7,400.00 to be paid out the Miscellaneous General fund and the balance of the cost out of the Emergency Management fund.

 

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

 

            Sanford also updated the board on the storm damage received within the county on Friday night, June 16, 2017.

 

            Joe Mandl joined the meeting.

 

            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 Carlson, Weed Superintendent.  Mr. Boschult also thanked the board on the county’s commitment to meet the responsibilities outlined in the Noxious Weed Control Act.

 

            Ziggy and Jena Orlowski, Phil and Nathan Eckstrom and other interested parties appeared before the board to discuss the wind turbine concerns and request a Vote of Moratorium.

 

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

 

            Mr. Lammli addressed those present.  He reviewed N.S.S. §23-114.03 Zoning regulations; purpose; districts.  His recommendation to the board is to adopt a resolution directing the Planning and Zoning Commission to review and update the county zoning regulations and the county comprehensive plan designed for the purpose of promoting the health, safety, morals, convenience, order, prosperity and welfare of the present and future residents.

 

            Comments and concerns were heard from those present.

 

            Chairman Kment advised those present that he contacted the Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission concerning a conflict of interest.  He received a verbal acknowledgement that he did not have a conflict of interest and a written response would be mailed at a later date.

           

            Mr. Lammli stated that the county is requesting input from David Ptak, an attorney with expertise in zoning issues, on legal opinions on wind energy.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the following Resolution to direct the Planning and Zoning Commission to review the comprehensive plan and zoning regulations:

 

RESOLUTION No.  2017.06 - 017:

 

            BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Commissioners of Stanton County, Nebraska hereby directs the Stanton County Planning and Zoning Commission to review the county comprehensive plan and zoning regulations, to conduct any hearings, if necessary, and to make specific recommendations for changes to the comprehensive plan and to the county zoning regulations dealing with wind energy before granting or recommending a conditional use permit for the construction of wind turbines or transmission lines.

 

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

            Dated this 19th day of June, 2017.

 

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners

                                                                                    Stanton County, Nebraska

 

            Voting:  Ayes:  Gutshall and Rehak.  Nayes:  None.  Abstain:  Kment (waiting Acct Discl Notice).  Motion Carried.

 

            The interlocal agreement for dispatch services with City of Norfolk was received and reviewed.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve and authorize the chairman to sign the Interlocal Agreement for dispatch Services with the City of Norfolk through June 30, 2022.

 

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

 

. . . . . . . . . .

INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT FOR DISPATCH SERVICES

City of Norfolk and Stanton County, Nebraska

July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2022

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

. . . . . . . . . .

 

            Bid Letting for the sale of County owned Real estate was held at 10:10 AM.  Appearing were Sanford Goshorn and Greg and Chris Dover. 

 

            Bids were opened and publicly read as follows:

                                    Sanford Goshorn                       $1,002.00

                                    Gregory & Christie Dover          $2,001.98

                                    Doug & Shawnette Tomka         $3,500.00

 

The bids were reviewed by the board.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to accept the bid of Doug & Shawnette Tomka in the amount of $3,500.00 (by certified funds) for the purchase of Lots 4 & 5, Block 2 Original Town Addition, City of Stanton, Stanton County, Nebraska.

 

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

 

            Sandy Zoubek, County Treasurer, joined the meeting to inform the board that her main printer needs to be replaced and that she has ordered a new print/scan/copy machine for her office.  The board advised her that if she did not have the funds in her budget a portion of the cost could be taken from the miscellaneous general fund.

 

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

 

            The lot split application of Robert Dahlkoetter to split property located in the Pt SE 18-23-1 into 2 lots was reviewed.  LaLene stated a correction to the legal description of Lot 2.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the Robert Dahlkoetter’s lot split located in Pt SE 18-23-1 with the correction of the legal description to Lot 2, as per Planning Commission recommendations.

 

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

 

            The lot split application of Mike Mohnsen to split 3.05 acres from property located in the E½ NW 29-24-1 was reviewed.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to approve the Mohnsen’s lot split located in the SE NW 29-24-1, as per Planning Commission recommendations.

 

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

           

            Mark Mainelli, Highway Consultant, joined the meeting.

 

            Mark updated the board on the county bridge match projects with Madison County and stated his office will draft a written schedule for the State on these projects.  Also discussed were box culvert projects (367,376,378).  Bid letting for these projects has been set for July 17, 2017 at 11:00AM.

 

            Stanton Telecom had contacted Mr. Mainelli about telephone cable damage on the Butterfly Creek project last year.  Mark is looking into this matter.

 

            The change order received on the Pilger Shop building to add a utility sink and increase the water heater to 50 gallons was reviewed.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Gutshall to approve the  change order in the amount of $650.00 to add a utility sink and increase the water heater to 50 gallons.

 

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

 

            Discussion held on the old and damaged Pilger Shop for possible sale through bid letting.

 

            Bid Letting was held for a New Motor Grader/maintainer with or without trade-in was held at 11:05 AM.  Dean Alfers, Road Builders representative, Dan Barnes, Murphy Tractor representative and Randi Hale, Nebraska Machinery representative were present.

 

            Bids were opened and publicly read as follows:

Road Builders, Omaha – 2017 Komatsu, GD655-6 w/exceptions – $246,233.00 – trade $36,600.00 – w/trade $209,633.00

Murphy Tractor & Equip, Sioux City IA – 2017 John Deere, 670GP – $228,876.00 – trade $42,000.00 – w/trade $186,876.00

NMC Inc, Norfolk – 2017 Cat, 12M3 – $251,000.00 – trade $45,000.00 – w/trade $206,000.00 (plus $17,000.00 parts credit)

 

The board reviewed the bids with the representatives present.  Discussion held on the machines, warranties, services, etc.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Kment to table the decision until June 27, 2017 at 9:00AM to allow the road department employees to inspect and operate a few of the machines.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Gutshall, to approve for the month of May the Documentary Stamp Tax, co shr in the amount of $1,851.81; County Clerk fees in the amount of $3,074.75; P&M Fund fees in the amount of $512.00; Game and Parks Agent fees in the amount of $19.00; Misc Copy fees in the amount of $24.00; Clerk of the District Court fees in the amount of $325.87; County Treasurer’s receipt of money received numbered 00018635 – 00018693, inclusive in the amount of $870,337.27; and place them on file.

 

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

 

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

 

GENERAL FUND - A&D Tech Supply Co Inc, services, 455.00; AMH Neligh Clinic, services, 1479.00; Ameritas Retirement, ret–co shr, 7532.38; Antelope Co Crt, fees, 3.00; Antelope Co Shf Dept, boarding, 12560.00; Antelope Memorial Hospital, services, 372.00; Appeara, supplies, 89.44; Kim Bearnes, meals etc, 1138.15; Shawn Beaudette, services, 103.00; Big Red Printing Inc, supplies, 600.87; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 81.21; Blue Cross/Blue Shield, ins–co shr, 30030.80; Century Lumber Cntr, supplies, 3867.57; Comfort Inn, lodging, 209.90; Connecting Point Computers, supplies, 12.95; Custer Co Crt, fees, 3.00; Custom Credentials, supplies, 6.75; DAS State Acct, costs, 13.00; Martha Detlefsen, prior service, 12.00; Dodge Co Crt, fees, 2.50; Douglas Co Crt, fees, 1.75; Douglas Co Treas, fees, 250.00; Eakes Office Solutions, supplies, 390.82; Engelhardt TV & Comm Inc, services, 246.00; Ewalt Law Office PC LLO, services, 2206.26; Faith Regional Health Services, services, 542.00; Farmers Coop, fuel, 1553.18; First Concord Benefits Group, flex benefits, 50.00; Floor Maintenance & Supply Co, supplies, 80.99; Holiday Inn Express & Suites, lodging, 182.00; Intoximeters Inc, supplies, 5495.00; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax–co shr, 8134.21; Jack B Scherer LLC, services, 557.15; Jacks Uniform & Equip, supplies, 134.02; Diane Kander, supplies etc, 46.00; Aaron Kleensang, supplies, 89.93; Kuehn’s Auto Body Inc, services, 736.27; W Bert Lammli, office allow etc, 1055.89; La Quinta Inns & Suites, lodging, 189.90; Cory Locke, mileage etc, 296.41; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, fuel etc, 1443.55; Madison Co Crt, costs, 8.00; Madison Co Shf, boarding etc, 718.22; Madison Natl Life Ins Co, ins–co shr, 168.90; Mattracks, equip, 7400.00; Menards, supplies, 157.10; Microfilm Imaging Systems Inc, services, 624.00; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees, 7078.00; Midwest Special Services Inc, services, 759.00; MIPS Inc, services etc, 2716.04; Morland Easland & Lohrberg PC, fees, 300.00; Nebr Assn Co Assrs, fees, 50.00; Nebr Assn Co Officials, fees, 1817.67; Nebr Intergovern Risk Mngt Assoc, ins prem, 50657.50; Lavern Newkirk, prior services, 17.00; Norfolk Winair Co, supplies, 26.67; One Office Solution, supplies, 2752.63; Optics Planet Inc, supplies, 740.00; Physicians Lab PC, fees, 900.00; Pierce Co Shf Dept, fees, 1500.00; Pilger Library, supplies, 1033.32; Pilger Store LLC, fuel, 239.31; Police Officers Assn NE, fees, 8.50; Power Computing Inc, supplies, 39.95; Prime Sanitation Service, services, 73.75; Pro-Vision Inc, supplies, 2323.71; Rita Roenfeldt, prior services, 20.00; Sanford Goshorn dba S&G Installation, services, 367.81; See Store 1 LLC (Gene’s Roadrunner), fuel, 2136.92; Sioux Sales Co, supplies, 87.95; Darin Schneider dba Spectrum Graphics, services, 58.60; Stanton Auto Parts, services etc, 2525.95; Stanton Co Clk–Dist Crt, costs, 72.00; Stanton Co Crt, costs, 379.00; Stanton Co Imprest Acct, fees, 21.25; Stanton Co PPPD, utilities, 1346.84; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 40.57; Stanton Telecom, services, 1879.73; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 132.00; Stonacek Funeral Chapel, services, 385.00; Teeco Inc, supplies, 208.55; Thurston Co Shf, boarding, 450.00; US Treas, fees, 86.80; Vinyl Fire LLC, supplies, 272.42; Visa Card Services, training etc, 322.76; Vortex Optics, supplies, 155.99; Wanek Pharmacy, prescription, 161.52; Wisner News Chronicle, services, 39.00; Sandra Zoubek Co Treas, fees, 19.25;

 

ROAD FUND – 2K Trucking Inc, services, 3492.45; ABC Mobile Storage, fees, 130.00; Ameritas Retirement, ret–co shr, 3123.89; Appeara, services, 98.05; Arps Gravel & Concrete Inc, gravel, 3139.02; Asphalt and Concrete Materials Co, supplies, 3350.52; ATCO Intl, supplies, 1816.00; B’s Enterprises Inc, supplies, 3955.00; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 34.28; Blue Cross Blue Shield, ins–co shr, 12991.44; Boelter Farm Repair LLC, services, 3296.04; Bomgaars, supplies, 142.38; Caterpillar Finc Svs Corp, equip, 3882.60; Central Sand & Gravel, gravel, 2262.49; Century Link, services, 43.22; Janice Coates, prior service, 17.00; Cornhusker Intl Trucks Inc, services, 26.10; Doernemann Farm Service Inc, services, 1023.55; Jim Duncan, prior service, 16.00; Electrical Eng & Equip Co, services, 202.30; Farmers Coop, fuel etc, 4876.95; Gerhold Concrete Co Inc, supplies, 501.94; Hamernik Plbg, services, 26.52; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax–co shr, 3715.03; Island Supply Welding Co, supplies, 24.18; Johnson Sand and Gravel Co Inc, gravel, 31561.38; Kaup Forage & Turf, services, 695.00; Kimball Midwest, supplies, 122.36; Cody Koehn, services, 720.00; Kryger Glass Co, services, 439.96; Lampman Service and Tires LLC, services, 312.60; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, fuel etc, 13268.76; Madison Natl Life Ins Co, ins–co shr, 74.78; Mainelli Wagner & Assoc, services etc, 1100.00; Martin Marietta Materials, supplies, 550.97; Marxsen Sand and Gravel, gravel, 11052.30; Matteo Sand & Gravel Co Inc, gravel, 11042.28; Medical Enterprises Inc, services, 5.00; Menards, supplies, 299.97; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees–co shr, 3000.00; Midwest Diesel Inc, services, 151.34; Midwest Service & Sales Co, supplies, 4862.30; NMC Exchange LLC, services, 298.16; Nebr Intergovern Risk Mngt Assoc, ins prem, 57089.80; Northeast Glass, services, 4351.00; Denis Oswald, services, 1200.00; Justin Oswald, services, 3400.00; Pilger Store LLC, supplies, 2209.88; Powerplan, services, .1277.62; Prime Sanitation Service, services, 44.00; Quality Trans & Align Inc, services, 376.42; Road Builders Mach & Supply Co, services, 2578.13; Ron’s Ag & Auto Repair, services etc, 575.79; Rueters Red Power, services, 223.00; S&S Willers Inc dba Pilger Sand & Gravel, gravel, 36590.76; Stanton Auto Parts, services etc, 100.55; Stanton Co PPD, services, 419.45; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 181.12; Stanton Telecom Inc, services, 207.05; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 39.50; Teeco Inc, supplies, 38.70; Truck Cntr Co, services, 501.41; US Cellular, services, 104.28; Village Pilger, utilities, 103.31; Zee Med Service Co, supplies, 46.20;

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FUND – Ameritas Retirement, ret–co shr, 18.90; Engelhardt TV & Comm Inc, services, 199.00; Farmers Coop, fuel etc, 90.28; Sanford Goshorn, meals etc, 63.98; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax–co shr, 21.42; Mattracks, equip, 1826.00; Nebr Intergovern Risk Mngt Assoc, ins prem, 1507.70; One Office Solution, supplies, 229.71; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 7.96; Town & Co Tech, services, 210.00;

 

ROAD SINKING FUND – Constructors Inc, final pymt rd proj, 200159.95;

 

CO DRUG LAW ENF FUND – Sandra Zoubek Co Treas, fees, 400.00;

 

INHERITANCE TAX – Sanford Goshorn dba S&G Installation, services, 107.27; Stanton Co PPD, tower, 146.03;

 

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

 

Total aggregate salaries of all county employees $157,159.11.

 

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

 

Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to adjourn to the fiscal year meeting June 27, 2017 at 8:00 AM and set the next regular meeting for July 17, 2017 at 8:00 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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COMMISSIONER’S PROCEEDINGS – June 13, 2017

 

            A meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Stanton County, Nebraska was held in the open and public session on June 13, 2017 at 6:30 PM at the Stanton Community Bldg, 302 6th St, Stanton, Nebraska.

 

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

 

            Advance notice of the meeting was given by publication in the Stanton Register on May 31, 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 6:30 PM by Chairman Kment, who announced that the open meetings laws are posted on the wall in the back of the 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.

 

            A county forum was held to encourage public viewpoints on potential wind energy in Stanton County.  Approximately 250 people attended this forum.

           

            Chairman Dennis Kment issued a Statement of Disclosure that states he and his wife own property in Wayne County Nebraska and have entered into a lease agreement with a wind turbine company.  After this disclosure chairman Kment turned the meeting over to commissioner, Dave Gutshall.

 

            Commissioner Gutshall outlined the forum procedure to be followed.  A representative of Tradewind Energy and a designee of the opposition were each given 15 minutes to present their views on the subject of wind energy. 

 

            Brice Barton, VP of Development for Tradewind Energy presented a presentation on project designs and studies of wind and solar power and Ziggy Orlowski presented opposition views and concerns. 

 

            After both presentations, members of the public were allotted 3-5 minutes for public comment.  Brice Barton responded to questions submitted.

 

Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak to adjourn and set the next meeting for June 19, 2017 at 8:15 AM.

 

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

 

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

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

 

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BOARD OF EQUALIZATION PROCEEDINGS – June 6, 2017

 

            A meeting of the Board of Equalization of Stanton County, Nebraska was held in the open and public session on June 6, 2017 at 8:00 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

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

 

            Advance notice of the meeting was given by publication in the Stanton Register on May 24, 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 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.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to approve the minutes of May 15, 2017 meeting.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Gutshall to adjourn and set the next meeting for June 19, 2017 at 8:00 AM.

 

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

 

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

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

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COMMISSIONER’S PROCEEDINGS – June 6, 2017

 

            A meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Stanton County, Nebraska was held in the open and public session on June 6, 2017 at 8:05 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

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

 

            Advance notice of the meeting was given by publication in the Stanton Register on May 24, 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 8:10 AM 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 Kment to approve the agenda.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to approve the minutes of May 15, 2017 meeting.

 

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

 

            The following correspondence was reviewed and placed on file:  NIRMA – NIRMA Safety Shorts, Vol.5 No.6; National Safety Council – 5 minutes safety talk

 

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

 

RESOLUTION No. 2017.06 – 015:

 

            BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that Midwest Bank NA, Pierce, Nebraska hereby wishes to release the following security held in escrow to secure deposits of this county in said bank, to-wit:  Merrick Cnty NE, No.59012ACF4; Due 6/1/2024; $110,000.00

 

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

            Dated this 6th day of June, 2017.

 

                                                                                                Board of Commissioners

                                                                                                Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                                /s/ Dennis Kment

                                                                                                /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                                /s/ Duane Rehak

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann

            Stanton County Clerk  [seal]

 

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

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the following Resolution for Meal reimbursement by Stanton County Funds:

 

RESOLUTION No. 2017.06 – 016:

 

            WHEREAS, the Stanton County board of Commissioners, deems it is in the best interest of Stanton county to approve and adopt a resolution for reimbursement of meal expenses paid by county funds.

 

            WHEREAS, on May 15, 2017 the Stanton County board of Commissioners approved a motion for meal reimbursement by Stanton County funds.

 

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

 

1.    The reimbursement amount will be limited to $40 per day.

2.    Meal reimbursement will be based on actual expense; including any gratuity or tip (receipts must be submitted).

3.    No reimbursement allowed for alcoholic beverages.

4.    No reimbursement for any meal if the meal is provided as part of your hotel accommodation, event or function.

 

            AND, that the same is hereby approved this 6th day of June, 2017.

 

                                                                                                            Board of Commissioners

                                                                                                            Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                                            /s/ Dennis Kment

                                                                                                            /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                                            /s/ Duane Rehak

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann

            Stanton County Clerk  [seal]

 

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

 

            LaLene Bates, Planning and Zoning Administrator and Cheryl Wolverton, County Assessor, joined the meeting.

 

            Dave Rich, Sustainable Energy Manager of Nebraska Public Power District, and Chad Waldow, General Manager of Stanton County Rural Public Power District, joined the meeting.  General discussion held on energy sources:  hydro, coal, wind and nuclear and the tax credits associated with each type of energy source.  Mr. Rich informed the commissioners of the transmission lines within the State of Nebraska.  He also explained the process of establishing a new line. 

 

            The application for undercrossing county road or occupying a county road right of way with a fiber optic line along 576 Ave between 832 Rd and 833 Rd (county line road) was reviewed from Great Plains Communications.  Discussion held on the proposed site.  The board discussed boring the line on the west half of the road (halfway in between the west edge of the road and the middle of the road) instead of placing in the road right-a-way or down the middle of the road, that the road be returned to its original condition and that all culverts need to be bored under.  The applicant would need to contact Duane Rehak, commissioner, prior to beginning any work on the project.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Gutshall to approve the application for undercrossing county road or occupying a county road right-of-way with the following conditions:  1)  the fiber line should be placed on the west half of the road (halfway in between the west edge of the road and the middle of the road), 2) the road needs to be returned to its original condition or the cost for repairs to fix the damages will be billed to the contractor and applicant, 3) all culverts are to be bored under, not cut through, and 4) contact Duane Rehak, commissioner, (402) 841-1760 prior to beginning any work on the project and with any questions or concerns.

 

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

 

            Mike Unger, County Sheriff, joined the meeting to discuss personnel and office issues.

 

            Sanford Goshorn, Emergency Manager, joined the meeting to request approval to purchase emergency equipment.  Sanford will present the request and quotes at the June 19, 2017 meeting.

 

            Darrell Hansen, Bridge Foreman, joined the meeting.  Discussion held on road issues and projects. 

 

Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to adjourn and set a special meeting for June 13, 2017 at 6:30 PM at the Stanton Community Building and the next regular meeting for June 19, 2017 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 – May 15, 2017

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

 

            A meeting of the Board of Equalization of Stanton County, Nebraska was held in the open and public session on May 15, 2017 at 8:00 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

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

 

            Advance notice of the meeting was given by publication in the Stanton Register on May 3, 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 8:00 AM 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.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to approve the minutes of April 17, 2017 meeting.

 

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

 

            Cheryl presented and explained the correction sheet for the month.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve and authorize the chairman to sign the correction sheet no. 05-2017 and place it on file.

 

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

 

            The Board reviewed the Findings and Orders document received from the Nebraska Tax Equalization and Review Commission and placed it on file.  The Nebraska Tax Equalization and Review Commission finds that no order proposing an adjustment of the value for a class or subclass of real property in Stanton County for tax year 2017 be entered and that no further proceedings be held to determine whether an adjustment should be made.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to adjourn and set a meeting for June 6, 2017 at 8:00 AM, the next regular meeting for June 19, 2017 at 8:00 AM and set the fiscal year meeting for June 27, 2017 at 8:00 AM.

 

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

 

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

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

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COMMISSIONER’S PROCEEDINGS – May 15, 2017

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

 

            A meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Stanton County, Nebraska was held in the open and public session on May 15, 2017 at 8:15 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

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

 

            Advance notice of the meeting was given by publication in the Stanton Register on May 3, 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 8:20 AM 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.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to approve the minutes of April 17, 2017 meeting.

 

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

 

            The following correspondence was reviewed and placed on file:  Nebraska Public Service Commappl TransCanada Keystone Pipeline; NIRMA – NIRMA Safety Shorts Vol.5 No.5; Lower Elkhorn NRD – amended 2016-2017 budget.

 

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

 

RESOLUTION No. 2017.05 – 14:

 

            BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that Stanton State Bank, Stanton, Nebraska hereby wishes to add the following security held in escrow to secure deposits of this county in said bank, to-wit:  US Treasury Note, No. 912828TN0, Due 8/31/2019, 1.00%, $300,000.00.

           

            AND, that the release of the following security is also hereby approved:  Barclays Bk Del CD, No. 06740KGT8, Due 5/8/2017, 1.10%,

$200,000.00.

 

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

            Dated this 15th day of May, 2017.

                                                                                    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.

 

            The board reviewed the Morrow Davies & Toelle PC proposal for the audit of Stanton County for the year ending June 30, 2017.  The engagement letter reflected an audit in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards and the standards for financial audits contained in Government Auditing Standards.  The terms stated in the proposal were approved January 17, 2017.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve and authorize the chairman to sign the proposal for the year ending June 30, 2017 audit of Stanton County.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to appoint Wanda Heermann, Stanton County Clerk, as the budget making authority for the fiscal year 2017-2018 budget.

 

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

 

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

 

            Discussion resumed on the meal reimbursement by county funds tabled from the April 17, 2017 meeting.  An option of a cap amount on actual expenses per day was suggested.  No reimbursement will be made for any meal if the meal is provided as part of your hotel accommodation, event or function and there is no reimbursement for alcoholic beverages.  Receipts must be submitted when requesting reimbursement by county funds.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to adopt a meal reimbursement of actual expenses limited to $40 per day.  There will be no reimbursement for any meal if meal is provided as part of your hotel accommodation, event or function, no reimbursement for alcoholic beverages and no extra amount allowed for gratuity or tip.

 

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

 

            Discussion held on the possible date for the bid letting to sell Lots 4 & 5, Block 2, Original Town Addition, City of Stanton, Stanton County, Nebraska.  A public hearing was held April 17, 2017 to inform the public and receive input as to the possible sale of this property.

 

            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.

 

            The board reviewed the Addendum and Extension Agreement with the City of Norfolk to provide dispatch services to Stanton County through June 30, 2017.  The agreement was approved by the Norfolk City Council on May 1, 2017.

 

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

 

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

 

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ADDENDUM AND EXTENSION AGREEMENT

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

. . . . . . . . . .

 

            Bid Letting for the installation and removal of carpet within the county courthouse was held at 9:10 AM.  A representative of The Karpet Shop was present.

 

            Bids were opened and publicly read as follows:  The Karpet Shop, 1202 W Benjamin Ave, Norfolk 68701 - $11,847.00; Jason Sears Flooring, 210 Main St, Way 68787 - $9,844.53; PCF, LLC dba Phipps Commercial Flooring, 1320 E 7th St, Wayne 68787 - $8,870.00.  The bids reviewed by the board.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to accept the bid of PCF, LLC dba Phipps Commercial Flooring for the installation and removal of carpet within the county courthouse in the amount of $8,870.00.

 

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

 

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

 

            An appointment to the Stanton County Planning Commission was discussed.  LaLene advised the board that Judy Funk has interest in becoming a member.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to appoint Judy Funk to a three (3) year term (2017-2020) on the Planning Commission Board.

 

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

 

            Ziggy Orlowski and other members of the public joined the meeting.  General discussion held on the construction of wind towers and zoning issues.  Issues discussed were:  loss of revenue on real estate sales, damages to roads during construction, quality of life affects (sound, sights, etc), source of funding, costs of re-commissioning tower sites, rights of all affected residents, devaluation of property values, environmental impacts and other various topics.  A county forum will be held on June 13, 2017 at 6:30 PM at the Stanton Community building, 302 6th St, Stanton.  This forum is to educate the public concerning wind projects and to hear from the public on issues and concerns with wind energy in Stanton County.

 

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

 

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

 

            Mark Mainelli, Highway Consultant, joined the meeting.

 

            Mark advised the board that the Federal Aid project has been submitted.   Discussions were held on the culvert projects along the Madison County line that are ready to be bid, the repainting of the stripes on industrial highway and the uncompleted dirt work on the new shop site in Pilger.     A copy of a MetroCount Traffic Executive for N Eastwood south of Red Bull was given to the commissioners for review.  Mark reviewed this document with the board.   Mainelli’s office, a member of the road crew and a board member will review the site to determine the repairs needed and draft a project proposal.

 

            Bid Letting for a new maintainer/motor grader set for June 19, 2017 at 11:00 AM.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment, to approve for the month of April the Documentary Stamp Tax, co shr in the amount of $3,097.19; County Clerk fees in the amount of $2,870.25; P&M Fund fees in the amount of $435.50; Game and Parks Agent fees in the amount of $23.00; Misc Copy fees in the amount of $18.00; Clerk of the District Court fees in the amount of $296.79; Passport fees in the amount of $25.00; County Treasurer’s receipt of money received numbered 00018571 – 00018572 & 00018574 - 00018634, inclusive in the amount of $230,273.79; County Treasurer’s List Distress Warrants issued May 11, 2017; and place them on file.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the following Accounts Payable and Payroll claims as presented except to add the claim of Mid-American Benefits Inc in the amount of $3,000.00 and order checks drawn on the various funds as follows:

 

GENERAL FUND - 911 Custom, supplies, 27.00; AMH Neligh Clinic, services, 232.00; Ameritas Retirement, re-co shr, 6957.18; Antelope Co Shf Dept, boarding, 4080.00; Appeara, supplies, 89.44; Applied Concepts Inc, supplies, 4018.80; Avera Medical Group, services, 209.00; Kim Bearnes, meals etc, 240.40; Shawn Beaudette, services, 103.00; Big Red Printing Inc, supplies, 540.93; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 162.59; Blue Cross Blue Shield, ins-co shr, 31846.77; Gary Carson, mileage etc, 338.64; Consolidated Mngmnt Co, meals, 46.53; Copple Ins Agency Inc, premium, 4235.36; DAS State Acctg, costs, 13.00; Martha Detlefsen, prior service, 12.00; Eakes Office Solutions, supplies, 103.88; Egley Fullner Montag & Hockabout, atty fees, 321.70; Electrical Eng & Equip Co, supplies, 202.30; Engelhardt TV & Comm Inc, equip services, 438.50; Tyler Evans, meals, 19.07; Ewalt Law Office PC LLO, services, 2206.26; Farmer’s Coop, fuel, 1350.69; First Concord Benefits Group, flex benefits, 50.00; Floor Maintenance & Supply Co, supplies, 87.35; Galls, supplies, 205.36; Grafix Shoppe, services, 479.00; Hansen Brothers Parts & Service, services, 168.28; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 7524.04; Jacks Uniform & Equip, supplies, 1308.00; Johnson’s Inc, services, 187.53; Jones Automotive Inc, supplies, 8262.30; Diane Kander, supplies etc, 788.46; Anganette Klug, services, 150.00; Laboratory Corp America, services, 237.70; W. Bert Lammli, office allow, 835.00; Love Signs, signage, 250.00; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, fuel etc, 2274.77; Madison Co Shf, costs, 27.61; Madison Natl Life Ins Co, ins-co shr, 181.68; Marathon Press Inc, supplies, 253.00; Marina Inn, lodging, 273.00; Maximus Inc, fees, 2400.00; Anthony D. McPhillips, lodging, 329.01; Menards, supplies, 52.56; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees, 7653.00; Midwest Spec Services Inc, services, 1497.00; MIPS Inc, services etc, 2779.00; Nebr Assn Co Clk etal, reg fee, 100.00; Nebr Assn Co Officials, reg fees, 230.00; Nebr Clk Dist Crt Assn, reg fee, 75.00; NE DOL/Boiler Inspection Program, services, 48.00; Nebr Law Enf Training Cntr, fees, 210.00; Lavern Newkirk, prior services, 17.00; NE Nebr Area Agency Aging, fees, 2743.00; NE Nebr Econ Dev Dist, fees, 885.00; Aaron Nygren, mileage etc, 143.09; One Office Solution, supplies, 3448.57; Physicians Laboratory PC, fees, 235.00; Pierce Co Shf Dept, fees, 2500.00; Pilger Store LLC, fuel, 83.47; Prime Sanitation Service, services, 39.75; Public Agency Training Council, fees, 295.00; Rita Roenfeldt, prior services, 20.00; Ron’s Ag & Auto Repair, lawn equip, 2450.00; RR Donnelley, services, 387.82; See Store 1 LLC (Gene’s Roadrunner), fuel, 484.19; Sioux Sales Co, supplies, 1255.00; Stanton Auto Parts, services, 286.00; Stanton Co Clk, postage, 23.07; Stanton Co Clk Dist Crt, costs, 72.00; Stanton Co Crt, costs, 194.00; Stanton Co Imprest Acct, fees, 20.25; Stanton Co PPD, utilities, 1279.88; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 101.22; Stanton Lumber Co, storage unit etc, 24076.33; Stanton Register & Printing Inc, printing, 1552.44; Stanton Telecom, services, 2107.21; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 123.00; Stratton DeLay & Doele etal, atty fees, 561.10; Teeco Inc, supplies, 132.65; Thurston Co Shf, boarding, 500.00; UNL ITS Comm Cntr, services, 46.02; Ultra Graphics, supplies, 216.53; University NE – Lincoln, equip, 2072.71; Visa Card Services, training etc, 371.59; Vortex Optics, supplies, 1091.93; Wanek Pharmacy, prescription, 94.24; Loree Zach, services, 103.50; Sandra Zoubek-Co Treas, transfers etc, 505020.00;

 

ROAD FUND – ABC Mobile Storage, fees, 130.00; Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr, 2693.61; Appeara, services, 33.33; Arps Gravel & Concrete Inc, gravel, 50.74; ATCO Intl, supplies, 1635.40; B’s Enterprises Inc, supplies, 655.00; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 105.13; Blue Cross Blue Shield, ins-co shr, 13348.21; Bomgaars, supplies, 742.23; Caterpillar Finc Svs Corp, equip, 3882.60; Central Sand & Gravel, gravel, 504.96; Century Link, services, 48.05; Clarkson Plbg & Htg Inc, services, 14.67; Janice Coates, prior service, 17.00; Cornhusker Intl Trucks Inc, services, 317.47; Doernemann Farm Service Inc, services, 3635.24; Jim Duncan, prior service, 16.00; Engelhardt TV & Comm Inc, services, 739.76; Farmer’s Coop, fuel etc, 3702.72; Green Line Equip, services, 20.27; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 3227.46; Island Supply Welding Co, supplies, 573.40; Johnson Sand and Gravel Co Inc, gravel, 15630.82; Kaup Forage & Turf, services, 810.00; Kimball Midwest, supplies, 110.53; Cody Koehn, hauling, 960.00; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, fuel etc, 8630.15; Mainelli Wagner & Assoc, services etc, 41464.88; Martin Marietta Materials, supplies, 534.92; Marx Repair LLC, services, 364.38; Marxsen Sand and Gravel, gravel, 10103.45; Matteo Sand & Gravel Co Inc, gravel, 23538.00; Medical Enterprises Inc, services, 31.00; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees-cor shr, 3000.00; Midwest Service & Sales Co, supplies, 2710.80; NMC Exchange LLC, services, 2360.40; Norfolk Daily News, services, 175.88; Oncall – Norfolk, services, 15.00; One Office Solution, supplies, 28.26; Pilger Concrete Recycling LLC, supplies, 2904.20; Pilger Store LLC, supplies, 1216.97; Prime Sanitation Service, services, 44.00; Road Builders Mach & Supply Co, services, 1295.12; Ron’s Ag & Auto Repair, services etc, 112.38; S&S Willers Inc dba Pilger Sand & Gravel, gravel, 21152.10; Stanley Petroleum Main Inc, supplies, 51.50; Stanton Auto Parts, services etc, 727.27; Stanton Co Clk, fees, 128.00; Stanton Co PPD, services, 433.52; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 72.98; Stanton Lumber Co, supplies, 25.66; Stanton Register & Printing, services, 146.44; Stanton Telecom Inc, services, 209.05; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 39.50; Russell A. Stodola, services, 154.64; Teeco Inc, supplies, 38.70; Titan Machinery Inc, services, 2594.80; Truck Center Co, services, 10031.37; US Cellular, services, 104.28; Village Pilger, utilities, 103.31;

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FUND – Ameritas Ret, ret-co shr, 23.96; Farmer’s Coop, fuel etc, 133.20; Sanford Goshorn, meals etc, 31.88; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 27.16; One Office Solution, supplies, 97.36; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 29.59;

 

INHERITANCE TAX – Stanton Co PPD, tower, 116.66;

 

COURTHOUSE SINKING - Ryan D. Matthies dba Ryan Matthies Const, remodeling, 3000.00; Stanton Lumber Co, glass barriers, 9799.00;

 

EMERGENCY 911 FUND - City Norfolk, dispatching, 5762.50; Stanton Telecom Inc, services, 73.23;

 

Total aggregate salaries of all county employees $142,828.99.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Kment to adjourn and set a meeting for June 6, 2017 at 8:05 AM, a special meeting for June 13, 2017 at 6:30 PM at the Stanton Community Building, the next regular meeting for June 19, 2017 at 8:15 AM and set the fiscal year meeting for June 27, 2017 at 8:15 AM.

 

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

 

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

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

 

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BOARD OF EQUALIZATION PROCEEDINGS – April 17, 2017

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

 

            A meeting of the Board of Equalization of Stanton County, Nebraska was held in the open and public session on April 17, 2017 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 Deb Hoehne, Deputy County Assessor were also present.

 

            Advance notice of the meeting was given by publication in the Stanton Register on April 5, 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 8:00 AM 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 Rehak, seconded by Gutshall to approve the agenda.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the minutes of March 20, 2017 meeting.

 

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

 

            Deb presented and explained the correction sheet for the month.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve and authorize the chairman to sign the correction sheet numbered 04-2017, and place it on file.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to adjourn and set the next meeting for May 15, 2017 at 8:00 AM.

 

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

 

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

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

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COMMISSIONER’S PROCEEDINGS – April 17, 2017

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

 

            A meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Stanton County, Nebraska was held in the open and public session on April 17, 2017 at 8:15 AM in the County Commissioner’s room in Stanton, Nebraska.

 

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

 

            Advance notice of the meeting was given by publication in the Stanton Register on April 5, 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 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.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to approve the minutes of March 20, 2017 meeting.

 

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

 

            The following correspondence was reviewed and placed on file:  Northeast Community College – 2016 Student Report; Coughlin Co I Inc – Cold In-Place Recycling; National Safety Council – Distracted Driving; NIRMA – NIRMA Safety Shorts Vol.5 No. 4; Cuming County – Zetron Max Call Talking equipment for Dispatch Center.

 

            Sanford Goshorn, Emergency Manger, joined the meeting.  Sanford presented a signed copy of the Amendment to the Lease Agreement with the addition of the accountability clause approved at the March meeting and placed it on file.

 

. . . . . . . . . .

Amendment to the Lease Agreement (addition/revision)

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

. . . . . . . . . .

 

            The board reviewed quotes received for the construction of the storage building in the north parking lot.  Quotes were received from: Bill Locke Construction, Molacek Construction (Ryan Molacek), Stanton Lumber and Krutz Construction (no quote submitted).  Discussion held on the quotes received.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to accepted the quote of Stanton Lumber to construct a 16’x40’x8’ storage building on the west end of the north parking lot in the amount of $19,740.00.

 

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

 

            Anthony McPhillips, Veterans’ Service Officer, joined the meeting to discuss the cleanup of an abandoned cemetery.  Tony presented a picture of the Larson cemetery located at 82849 576 Rd (STR 36-22-3).  This cemetery is 10’x7’, contains 2 graves and is overgrown with weeds and brush with the fencing needing to be repaired.  The boy scouts have taken projects to maintain and repair rural cemeteries within Stanton County.  Tony has suggested they cleanup this cemetery by removing the weeds, brush and silted dirt.  Another cemetery the boy scouts are going to cleanup by removing broken tree branches and older trees is the Belz cemetery.  The board of commissioners stated they would assist with cost of repairs.  Tony is to coordinate and oversee the cleanup effort.

 

            Melissa Nemec, Administrative Assistant Health Director of Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department joined the meeting.  Melissa provided an update on the 2016 annual report.  She updated the board on new programs available through the health department (oral health and vaccines for children) and provided a listing of other programs and services available.

 

            Discussion held on the establishment of a county lodging tax.  The Nebraska and Local Taxes on lodging Information Guide and State Statutes 81-3701 through 81-3724 were reviewed.  Consensus of the board is not to proceed with a county lodging tax at this time.  No action taken.

 

            The county clerk updated the board on the remodeling of the district courtroom.  The board members temporarily went to the courtroom to look at the progress of the remodel.  Discussion held on the purchase of 2 new tables.  The clerk presented costs from 2 different office supply companies.  Also discussed was the replacement of the carpet in the courtroom, judge’s room and jury room.  The board members advised the clerk to order new tables and to proceed with the bid process to replace the carpet.  The board members returned to the commissioner’s room.  Discussion held on the replacement of the door locks for the planning/zoning and veterans’ service office doors.  The board instructed the clerk to order 2 keyless entry locks for these offices as previously ordered for the other doors within the courthouse.

 

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

 

            Chairman Kment opened the hearing at 9:00 AM to receive input on the sale of Lots 4 & 5, Block 2, Original Town Addition, City of Stanton, Stanton County, Nebraska.  Appearing for the hearing were:  Doug and Mark Tomka, Sanford Goshorn and Joe and JoEllen Mandl.  The county obtained ownership of the property through a Sheriff’s Deed recorded February 25, 2004.  Discussion held with those present on the advantages of the county selling the property and obtaining clear title and ownership.  The chairman thanked those present on their input and interest in the possible sale of the property.  He also stated the county will obtain information needed to list the property for sale. 

 

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

 

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

 

            No other action taken on the sale of the property at this time.

 

            Mike Unger, Stanton County Sheriff, joined the meeting.

 

            Discussion held with Mike, Bert and Sanford on the 911 dispatching options and other matters.  No action taken.

 

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

 

            Chairman Kment opened the hearing at 9:30 AM on the Howard and Gregg Schuetz Residential Use Permit (RUP) application to construct a residence on property located in Pt N½ NW & Pt N½ SW NW 20-24-2.  Gregg Schuetz appeared for the hearing.  Application was reviewed by the board with Mr. Schuetz.

 

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

 

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

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the Residential Use Permit application of Howard and Gregg Schuetz to construct a residence on property located in Pt N½ NW & Pt N½ SW NW 20-24-2, as per the Planning Commission recommendations.

 

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

 

            Chairman Kment opened the hearing at 9:35 AM on the Conditional Use Permit (CUP) application of SC Sows LLC for the expansion of the hog facility on property located in the W½ SW 24-3-3.  Appearing for the hearing were:  Dean Settje, Connor Sharp and Dale Kavan.  Mr. Settje presented design plans for the proposed demolition, renovation and construction of new buildings.  Application was reviewed by the board with those present on the proposed changes, water drainage and other issues. 

 

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

 

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

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Kment to approve the Conditional Use Permit application of SC Sows LLC for the expansion of the hog facility on property located in the W½ SW 24-3-3, as per the Planning Commissioner recommendations with the correction of condition 3 to change the renewal time to 35 years.

 

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

 

            Chairman Kment opened the hearing at 9:55 AM on the Residential Use Permit (RUP) application of Jeff Bethards to replace a residence on property located in the SW 30-24-3.  No one appeared for the hearing.  Application was reviewed by the board. 

 

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

 

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

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the Residential Use Permit application of Jeff Bethards to replace a residence on property located in the SW 30-24-3, as per the Planning Commission recommendations.

 

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

 

            Chairman Kment opened the hearing at 10:00 AM on the Conditional Use Permit (CUP) application of Greg and Paul Morfeld for a livestock feeding operation on property located in the S½ SW 8-21-2.  No one appeared for the hearing.  Application was reviewed by the board.

 

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

 

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

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Rehak to approve the Conditional Use Permit (CUP) application of Greg and Paul Morfeld for a livestock feeding operation on property located in the S½ SW 8-21-2, as per the Planning Commission recommendations.

 

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

 

            The lot split application of Timothy Schellpeper to split 5 acres from property located in the NE NE 31-24-2 was reviewed.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the Timothy O. Schellpeper lot split located in the NE NE 31-24-2, as per Planning Commission recommendations.

 

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

 

            Mark Mainelli, Highway Consultant, joined the meeting.

 

            Ryan Wehrle, custodian/maintenance, joined the meeting to discuss the purchase of a riding mower to be shared with the weed department.  The quotes received from Ron’s Ag & Auto Repair were reviewed.  The board of commissioners gave approval for Ryan to purchase the 42” Snapper 22HP mower w/bagger from Ron’s Ag & Auto Repair at the approximate cost of $2,450.00.  Also discussed was the option for Ryan to purchase the propane heater installed in the Pilger shop building after it is no longer needed due to the move into the new Pilger shop building west of Pilger.  The heater was originally purchased and installed for $840.84.  The board agreed to sell this heater to Ryan at a surplus price of $550.00 after the building is no longer in use.

 

            Mark Mainelli updated the board on the 3 culvert projects located between Madison County and Stanton County.  The culvert materials will be provided and it will be the responsibility of the counties to install the culverts and divide the cost of installation equally.  Mark briefly discussed the bridge project located in the southeast corner of Maple Creek precinct.  The repainting and reseeding are being completed on the Golf Course Rd and 845/560 Ave projects.  Discussion held on the new Pilger shop site and building.

 

            Board reviewed the 2017 Bridge Inspection fee information received from Mainelli Wagner & Associates Inc.  There are 84 routine inspections required for 2017.  For the 2017 routine inspections, Mainelli Wagner & Associates proposes to provide the following services, including:  1) Routine inspections for 84 structures (per the most recent BrM data); 2) Taking site photographs as required by NDOR; 3) Inputting data into the BrM program; 4) Generating a maintenance report for the County’s use; 5) Labeling all pictures per the NDOR naming convention; 6) Submitting pictures and data to NDOR; and 7) Submit disk with any Special Inspection reports, Critical Findings Report and Pictures to County.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the 2017 inspection rate of $124.00 per bridge (84) and authorize the chairman to sign the approval form.

 

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

 

            Appearing for the gravel bid letting were representatives of S&S Willers Inc of Pilger.  No other representatives appeared.

 

            Gravel bid letting was held at 10:45 AM.  Bids were received from the following:  Stalp Gravel Co Inc, West Point NE (letter of pit rate); Marxsen Sand and Gravel, Schuyler NE; Johnson Sand and Gravel, Columbus NE; Arps Gravel & Concrete Inc, Fremont NE; Matteo Sand and Gravel, Norfolk NE; S&S Willers Inc dba Pilger Sand & Gravel, Pilger NE.

 

            The chairman opened the sealed bids and read them aloud.  Discussion was held on bids received.

 

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

 

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

 

            The Stanton County Audited Financial Statement for the year ending June 30, 2016 was received from Morrow Davies & Toelle PC.  A copy was given to the board of commissioners to review.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve and place on file the year ending June 30, 2016 audit.

 

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

 

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

 

RESOLUTION No. 2017.04 – 010:

 

            BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that Stanton State Bank, Stanton, Nebraska hereby wishes to add the following security held in escrow to secure deposits of this county in said bank, to-wit:  Federal Home Loan Banks, No.3130AAUX4, Due 5/24/2019 1.375%, $200,000.00; Federal Home Loan Banks, No.3130A1Q35, Due 4/15/2019 1.65%, $150,000.00.

            AND, that the release of the following security is also hereby approved:  Federal Home Loan Banks, No.3133XXCV7, Due 3/10/2017

3.625%, $335,000.00.

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

            Dated this 17th day of April, 2017.

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners
                                                                                    Stanton County, Nebraska
                                                                                    /s/ Dennis Kment
                                                                                    /s/ David Gutshall
                                                                                    /s/ Duane Rehak

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

 

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

 

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

 

RESOLUTION No. 2017.04 – 011:

 

            BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that Midwest Bank NA, Pierce, Nebraska hereby wishes to release the following security held in escrow to secure deposits of this county in said bank, to-wit:  Sarpy Co NE SID 241, No.803739BR1, Due 4/15/2017, $75,000.00; Discover, No.2546706X5, Due 4/25/2017, $245,000.00.

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

            Dated this 17th day of April, 2017.

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners
                                                                                    Stanton County, Nebraska
                                                                                    /s/ Dennis Kment
                                                                                    /s/ David Gutshall
                                                                                    /s/ Duane Rehak

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

 

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

 

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

 

RESOLUTION No. 2017.04 – 012:

 

            BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that First Nebraska Bank, Stanton, Nebraska hereby wishes to add the following security held in escrow to secure deposits of this county in said bank, to-wit:  US Treasury Note, No.912828WY2, Due 7/31/2021 2.25%, $1,000,000.00; Federal Home Loan Banks, No.313376BR5, Due 12/14/2018 1.75%, $400,000.00.

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

            Dated this 17th day of April, 2017.

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners
                                                                                    Stanton County, Nebraska
                                                                                    /s/ Dennis Kment
                                                                                    /s/ David Gutshall
                                                                                    /s/ Duane Rehak

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

 

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

 

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

 

RESOLUTION No. 2017.04 – 013:

 

            BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that Stanton State Bank, Stanton, Nebraska hereby wishes to add the following Irrevocable Letter of Credit held in escrow to secure deposits of this county in said bank, to-wit:  Irrevocable Letter of Credit No. 45287, Expiration Date 5/15/2017, $2,000,000.00.

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

            Dated this 17th day of April, 2017.

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners
                                                                                    Stanton County, Nebraska
                                                                                    /s/ Dennis Kment
                                                                                    /s/ David Gutshall
                                                                                    /s/ Duane Rehak

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

 

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

 

            Discussion held on establishing a resolution for meal reimbursement by county funds.  US General Services Administration (GSA) guidelines for reimbursement of meals was reviewed (www.gsa.gov).  Meal reimbursement would be based on actual expenses limited to a cap amount, meal allowances would includes tips, no reimbursement for any meal if meal is provided as part of an event, function or continental and no reimbursement for alcoholic beverages.  Matter continued until next meeting to allow the board to review the information provided.  No action taken.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Kment, to approve for the month of March the Documentary Stamp Tax, co shr in the amount of $1,933.31; County Clerk fees in the amount of $3,163.00; P&M Fund fees in the amount of $500.50; Game and Parks Agent fees in the amount of $7.00; Misc Copy fees in the amount of $8.00; Clerk of the District Court fees in the amount of $5.49; Passport fees in the amount of $100.00; County Treasurer’s receipt of money received numbered 00018511 – 00018570, 00018573, inclusive in the amount of $1,170,332.27; County Treasurer’s List Distress Warrants Issued July 14, 2016 and returned by the County Sheriff; County Sheriff’s 1st Quarter report; and place them on file.

 

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

 

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

 

GENERAL FUND – 911 Custom, supplies, 2801.92; Adam Butterfield Electric LLC, services, 1136.30; Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr, 6892.21; Antelope Co Shf Dept, boarding, 8360.00; Antelope Memorial Hospital, services, 59.00; Appeara, supplies, 86.36; Kim Bearnes, meals etc, 286.45; Shawn Beaudette, services, 103.00; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 380.75; Blue Cross/Blue Shield, ins-co shr, 31846.77; Gary E. Carson, mileage etc, 165.06; Consolidated Mngmt Co, meals, 7.88; Cornhusker Auto Cntr, services, 1401.32; Custom Credentials, supplies, 6.75; DAS State Acct, costs, 13.00; Martha Detlefsen, prior service, 12.00; Eakes Office Solutions, supplies, 497.50; Emmett’s Foodtown, supplies, 25.39; Engelhardt TV & Comm, services, 2948.66; Ewalt Law Office PC LLO, services, 2206.26; Farmer’s Coop, fuel, 1587.09; First Concord Benefits Group, flex benefits, 50.00; First Nebr Bank, loan pymt, 15000.00; Floor Maintenance & Supply Co, supplies, 21.40; Gillette Printing, supplies, 147.00; Gene Steffy, vehicles, 25710.00; Jeremy Goeken, meals etc, 64.21; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 7514.85; Jacks Uniform & Equip, supplies, 372.84; Aaron Kleensang, meals, 31.87; Kuehn’s Auto Body Inc, services, 911.00; W. Bert Lammli, office allow, 835.00; Verlyn Luebbe, atty fees, 566.88; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, fuel etc, 904.60; Madison Co Crt, Crt costs, 6.50; Madison Natl Life Ins Co, ins-co shr 181.68; Menards, supplies, 44.52; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees, 7578.00; Midwest Special Services Inc, services, 1810.50; MIPS Inc, services etc, 2603.94; Modern Drapery & Sewing Cntr, equip, 499.00; Morrow Davies & Toelle PC, services, 9000.00; Nebr Assn Co Clk Reg Deeds Elec Cmm, dues, 100.00; Nebr assoc Co Ext Brds, dues, 100.00; Nebr Assn co Officials, supplies, 84.00; Nebr Assn Co Treas, dues, 125.00; Nebr Co Atty Assn, dues, 1057.00; Nebr Law Enf Training Cntr, lodging, 60.00; Nebr Publ Health Environ Lab, services, 105.00; Neligh Family Dentistry, services, 79.00; Lavern Newkirk, prior services., 17.00; Northeast Research & Ext Ctr, equip, 176.25; One Office Solution, supplies, 6497.02; Pierce Co Shf Dept, fees, 1900.00; Pilger Library, supplies, 479.09; Pilger Store LLC, fuel, 88.26; Power Computing Inc, supplies, 255.13; Prime Sanitation Service, services, 39.75; Region IV Inc, services, 1874.50; Rita Roenfeldt, prior services, 20.00; See Store 1 LLC (Gene’s Roadrunner), fuel, 1266.65; Sioux Sales Co, supplies, 1027.50; Stanton Auto Parts, services, 183.50; Stanton Co Clk, costs, 22.47; Stanton Co Dist Crt, crt costs, 180.00; Stanton Co crt, crt costs, 351.00; Stanton Co Imprest Acct, fees, 20.00; Stanton Co PPD, utilities, 1426.69; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 235.06; Stanton Register & Printing Inc , printing, 955.47; Stanton Telecom, services, 2639.21; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 118.73; Stephens Peck Inc, supplies, 90.00; Teeco Inc, supplies, 152.15; UNL ITS Comm Cntr, services, 46.02; Visa Card Serv, fuel, 28.68; Wolf’s Den, meals, 56.50; Sandra Zoubek Co Treas, fees etc, 74.94;

 

ROAD FUND – 2K Trucking Inc, hauling, 4532.55; ABC Mobile Storage, rent, 260.00; Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr, 2783.76; Appeara, services, 33.33; Arps Gravel & Concrete Inc, gravel, 3597.25; ATCO Intl, supplies, 1449.00; B&A’s Welding, supplies, 64.30; B’s Enterprises Inc, culverts etc, 9055.25; Bierman Contracting Inc, construction, 120007.12; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 154.49; Blue Cross Blue Shield, ins-co shr, 13348.21; BOK Finc, interest pymt, 21552.50; Bomgaars, supplies, 364.08; Caterpillar Finc Svs Corp, equip, 1941.30; Century Link, services, 52.87; Clarkson Plbg & Htg Inc, services, 91.61; Janice Coates, prior service, 17.00; Cornhusker Intl Trucks Inc, services, 8546.19; Doernemann Farm Serv Inc, services, 427.53; Jim Duncan, prior serv, 16.00; Eastern Nebr Trlr Repair Inc, services, 100.00; Estate Larry Nelson, easement, 1500.00; Farmer’s Coop, fuel etc, 7065.15; GI Trailer Inc, services, 7327.52; Hamernik Plbg, services, 346.43; Heartland Fire Prot Co, services, 365.75; Hoskins Mfg Co Inc, services, 499.23; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 3329.55; Island Supply Welding Co, supplies, 56.48; Johnson Sand and Gravel Co Inc, gravel, 3965.60; Kelly Supply Co, supplies, 119.28; Kimball Midwest, supplies, 137.55; LG Everist Inc, gravel supplies, 1902.45; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, fuel etc, 4296.73; Madison Natl Life Ins Co, ins-co shr, 74.78; Mainelli Wagner & Assoc, eng services, 1100.00; Martin Marietta Materials, gravel supplies, 8060.65; Marxsen Sand and Gravel, gravel, 2561.30; Matteo Sand & Gravel Co Inc, gravel, 15566.52; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees- co shr, 3000.00; Midwest Service & Sales Co, supplies etc, 8588.33; NMC Exchange LLC, services, 1356.95; One Office Solution, supplies, 35.00; Pilger Store LLC, supplies, 4025.82; Pressure Washer Systems Inc, services, 53.52; Prime Sanitation Service, services, 81.00; Profire & Safety, supplies, 124.50; Road Builders Machinery & Supply Co, services, 346.73; Ron’s Ag & Auto Repair, services etc, 308.41; Rueter’s Red Power, 2017 Hyundai HL955XT, 141900.00; Rusty Nuts Repair LLC, services, 2363.67; S&S Willer’s Inc dba Pilger Sand & Gravel, gravel, 2940.90; Stanley Petroleum Maintenance Inc, supplies, 51.50; Stanton Auto Parts, services etc, 870.73; Stanton Co Clk, fees, 40.00; Stanton Co PPD, services, 601.86; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 158.41; Stanton Telecom Inc, services, 206.25; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 39.50; Teeco Inc, supplies, 30.85; Truck Cntr Co, services, 19418.84; US Cellular, services, 107.08; Village Pilger, utilities, 103.31; Jerry Weatherholt, mileage etc, 126.05; Ryan Wehrle, services, 150.00; Weldon Parts Inc, services, 235.73;

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FUND - Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr, 21.94; Big Red Printing Inc, services, 78.43; Engelhardt TV & Comm Inv, services, 6.00; Farmer’s Coop, fuel etc, 153.93; Sanford Goshorn, meals etc, 291.25; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 24.86; One Office Solution, supplies, 15.49; Sirius XM Radio Inc, services, 301.94; Stanton Auto Parts, services, 17.95; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 15.99;

 

INHERITANCE TAX - Stanton Co PPD, tower, 133.86;

 

COURTHOUSE SINKING - Ryan D. Matthies dba Ryan Matthies Construction, remodel costs, 3000.00; Stanton Lumber Co, fascia soffit repair, 27667.00;

 

EMERGENCY 911 FUND - City Norfolk, dispatching, 5762.50; Stanton Telecom Inc, services, 73.23;

 

            Total aggregate salaries of all county employees $144,014.16.

 

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

 

Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to adjourn and set the next meeting for May 15, 2017 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 – March 20, 2017

(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 20, 2017 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 Deb Hoehne, Deputy County Assessor were also present.

 

            Advance notice of the meeting was given by publication in the Stanton Register on March 8, 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 8:00 AM 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.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to approve the minutes of February 21, 2017 meeting.

 

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

 

            Deb presented and explained the correction sheets for the month.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve and authorize the chairman to sign the correction sheets numbered 2-2017 thru 3-2017 and place them on file.

 

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

 

            The chairman opened the protest hearing at 8:05 AM.  The deputy county assessor was sworn in by the chairman and she advised the board that the following documents are available in the assessor’s office for use during the hearing process:  2016 Assessment Practices and Procedures of the Stanton County Assessor’s office, Nebraska Ad land Valuation manual, Nebraska Assessor’s Reference Manual and 2016 Reports and Opinions of the Property Tax Administrator for Stanton county.  She asked that the mentioned evidence be made a part of each Board of Equalization hearing and a part of the record.

 

Protest hearings were heard as follows:

 

2017 – 001:     Pt NW 28-23-2, City Sections, City of Stanton (Golf Course).  No one appeared.  Protest reviewed.

 

2017 – 002:     Pt NW 28-23-2, City Sections, City of Stanton, 2.32 acres (Elkhorn Acres Golf Club).  No one appeared.  Protest reviewed.

 

Decisions were made on the following protests:

 

2017 – 001:     Property classified as exempt as per NRS 77-202(1)(a)(ii) – “public purpose”.

 

2017 – 002:     Property classified as exempt as per NRS 77-202(1)(a)(ii) – “public purpose”.

 

Each protester will be notified of the decision of the county board of equalization.

 

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

 

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

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to adjourn and set the next meeting for April 17, 2017 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 20, 2017

(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 20, 2017 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 8, 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 8:20 AM 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.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to approve the minutes of February 21, 2017 and March 2, 2017 meeting.

 

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

 

            The following correspondence was reviewed and placed on file:  American Red Cross – Nebraska Prepared Communities Initiative; NIRMA – 2016 Annual Report; NIRMA – NIRMA Safety Shorts Vol.5 No.3.

 

            Revised Road Department Employee Policy was reviewed. 

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Gutshall to approve and adopt the revised Road Department Employee Policy and also instruct the county clerk to mail a copy to each road department employee with their paystub.

 

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

 

            Sanford Goshorn and Ziggy Orlowski joined the meeting to discuss the agreement presented by Skybean LLC dba Rise Broadband (successor to Telebeep Inc).  The purpose of the agreement is to allow Rise Broadband to use space on the tower owned by Stanton County located at 561½ Ave Hwy 275, Norfolk NE and allow access to add or replace equipment.  Ziggy suggested the agreement be revised to include an accountability clause that addresses the access allowed by Rise Broadband.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve and authorize Sanford Goshorn to sign the agreement after the addition of the accountability clause with Sybean LLC dba Rise Broadband (successor to Telebeep Inc).

 

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

 

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(attached agreement as submitted without a revised access clause)

AMENDMENT TO THE LEASE AGREEMENT

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

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

 

            Discussion held on the cost of the window barriers.  The quote of material and installation of ¾” glass is $14,546.00, ½” glass is $9,799.00 and 1¼ “ glass is $18,967.00.  The levels of resistance and design were discussed.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to proceed with the installation of the window barriers at the quoted price of $9,799.00 for ½” glass.

 

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

 

            Additional discussion held on the designated storage area in the north parking lot.  A material and labor quote in the amount of $1,405.00 was presented on the removal and replacement of the curb to allow construction of the storage units in the north parking lot.  No action taken, matter tabled until April 17, 2017.

 

            Judy Throener and Kevin Cash, representatives of Stanton Telecom, joined the meeting to present more information on the phone system quoted at last month’s meeting.  Discussion held with the board on the type of telephone and system. 

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to accept the quote received from Stanton Telecom in the amount of $12,369.94 for an 18 telephone number system and the necessary equipment needed to upgrade the present telephone system within the courthouse.

 

            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 – $946.81; Jack Scherer LLC, Stanton – $758.65; KB Lawn Care, Norfolk – $760.00.

 

The Board reviewed and discussed the bid received for lawn maintenance. 

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded Gutshall to accept the bid of Jack Scherer LLC for lawn maintenance in the estimated amount of $758.65.  This bid includes early spring application, pre-emergent, bug control with fertilizer, late summer application, late fall application and power raking the lawn.

 

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

 

            Discussion held on the lawn maintenance surrounding the county extension office building located on the Stanton County Fairgrounds.  Lawn maintenance is provided by Jack Scherer LLC, Stanton Nebraska.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded Gutshall that the cost of lawn maintenance provided by Jack Scherer in the estimated amount of $250.10 be paid through the Miscellaneous General Fund.

 

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

 

            Discussion held on the possible sale of real estate owned by Stanton County.  The county board may sell county property by resolution of the board it if deems it the best interest of the county.  An open and public hearing shall be held prior to any sale to allow interested parties to speak for or against such sale.  Public notice of hearing shall run once each week for two consecutive weeks prior to the hearing date.  The county board shall set a date of sale within two months of the date of public hearing.  The notice of sale of property must be printed once at least ten days prior to the date of sale.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the following Resolution to schedule a public hearing on the sale of real estate owned by Stanton County, Nebraska:

 

RESOLUTION No. 2017.03 – 009:

 

            WHEREAS, Nebraska State Statute requires, that prior to selling real estate owned by a county, the County Board shall conduct a public hearing on the same;

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that a public hearing be held on April 17, 2017 at 9:00 A.M. in the Commissioner’s room at the Courthouse in Stanton, Nebraska to receive input regarding the sale of the following described real estate:  Lots 4 & 5, Block 2, Original Town Addition, City of Stanton, Stanton County, Nebraska.

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in the Stanton Register and, if possible, copies of this resolution be served by first class mail to owners of land abutting on or adjacent to said real estate.

 

            Adopted at Stanton, Nebraska this 20th day of March, 2017.

 

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.

 

            Jim Schmit re-appeared before the board to discuss his proposed subdivision located in Pt SW 17-24-1. Previously at the March 21, 2016 meeting Mr. Schmit presented a proposed subdivision for 8 lots with entrance access points along N Eastwood St.  A motion was made and seconded to allow the development of 8 lots along N Eastwood St with 4 access points on the county road.  The board of commissioners also stated that the county would not maintain any road development within the subdivision.  Any road development within the subdivision would belong to the land owners.  The revised subdivision presented at the February 21, 2017 meeting indicated 30 lots on the property.  Mr. Schmit stated he wanted to develop lots 1 – 8 along N Eastwood St with 8 access points.  There was concern expressed with the placement of the access points, possible flooding in Woodland Park due to excess water runoff from the developed area and if the board was to approve the preliminary plat it would approve all 30 lots not just the 8 lots Mr. Schmit stated he wanted to develop.  Mr. Schmit presented another revised subdivision with 8 lots along N Eastwood St with 4 access points (2 lots would share 1 access point).  He also stated that the Norfolk Zoning Division stated if the additional future lots (lots 9 – 25) were 5 acres or more he would not be required to provide a paved road as access to these. 

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to allow the development of lots 1 – 8 along N Eastwood St with 4 access points located in Pt SW 17-24-1 and if there was any future development to the east of these lots the county would not be responsible for maintaining any road structure within the subdivision.

 

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

 

            Mike Unger, County Sheriff, and W. Bert Lammli, County Attorney, joined the meeting.  Mike updated the board on county jail issues and incidents within the county.  Discussion held with those present on the dispatching agreement and other possible insurance options.

 

            Matt Manning and Ramsy Robertson, representatives of Mainelli Wagner and Assoc, joined the meeting.

 

            Mr. Lammli presented a purchase agreement received from the Village of Pilger for the E 30’ of Lot 2, Wells’ Addition to the Village of Pilger.  He also presented a Permanent Easement for the S 15’ of Lot 2, Wells’ Addition to the Village of Pilger.  Discussion held on the purchase agreement.  The Village of Pilger wishes to buy back the E 30’ of Lot 2, Wells’ Addition sold to the County last year due to the location of a water line.  Also an easement is needed for the S 15’ of Lot 2, Wells’ Addition to the Village of Pilger to allow access to an additional water line.  The purchase price for this property and easement is $3,410.10.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve and authorize the chairman to sign the purchase agreement between Stanton County and the Village of Pilger for the E 30’ of Lot 2, Wells’ Addition to the Village of Pilger for the purchase price of $3,410.10.

 

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

 

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PURCHASE AGREEMENT

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

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            Discussion held on an easement for placement of an underground sewer connection for the purpose of a sewer line to be connected with an existing sewer line of the Village of Pilger located under real estate owned by Larry Nelson and his legal representatives, heirs and beneficiaries.  The estate of Larry Nelson and his legal representatives agree to the sum of $1,500.00 as consideration for the permanent easement on real estate described as:  the North 15 feet of that part of the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 34, Township 24 North, Range 3, East of the 6th PM, in Stanton County, Nebraska.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Gutshall to approve and authorize the chairman to sign the easement for placement of underground sewer line across the N 15’ of part of the SE SE 34-24-3, Stanton County, Nebraska between Stanton County and Larry Nelson and his legal representatives, heirs and beneficiaries.

 

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

 

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EASEMENT FOR PLACEMENT OF UNDERGROUND SEWER LINE

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

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            Phil Cox appeared before the board to discuss and review Ordinance No. 24-1 “Parking” and Ordinance No. 4-1 “Animals” approved by the Sanitary and Improvement District No. 1 (SID#1) of Stanton County, Nebraska.  The ordinances were approved by SID#1 pursuant to Nebraska Revised Statute §77-727(6)(a).  The Board of Commissioners reviewed and had no issues with the ordinances, understood the intention of each ordinance and did not foresee any problems with their enactment.

 

            The application for undercrossing county road or occupying a county road right-of-way with a 1” fiber line along 561 Ave between 839 and 842 Rd was reviewed from Qwest Corporation dba CenturyLink QC.  Discussion held on the proposed route.  Matt suggested that the fiber line be placed in the middle of the road instead of the road right-a-way, that the road be returned to its original condition and that culverts need to be bored under.  The applicant would need to contact Darrell Hansen with any questions or concerns.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to approve the application for undercrossing county road or occupying a county road right-of-way with the following conditions: 1) the fiber line should be placed down the middle of the road, 2) the road needs to be returned to its original condition or the cost for repairs to fix the damages will be billed to the contractor and applicant, 3) all culverts are to bored under not cut through, and 4) contact Darrell Hansen (402) 649-8343 with any questions or concerns.

 

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

 

            Joining the meeting were representatives of Rueter’s, Titan Machinery and NMC Inc for the decision on the bid letting tabled at the February 21, 2017 meeting.  Discussion held with those present on the machines, warranties and costs.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to accept the bid of Rueter’s of Neligh for the 2017 Hyundai HL 955 wheel loader in the amount of $141,900.00 with a 5yr/5,000 warranty.

 

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

 

            Matt presented an Interlocal Agreement with Madison County for the replacement of structures on the Madison/Stanton county line (Structure Nos. C005904905, C008410115 and C008410120).  These projects are being done through the county bridge match program.  The terms and conditions of the agreement were discussed.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve and authorize the chairman to sign the interlocal agreement with Madison for the replacement of structure nos. C005904905, C008410115 and C008410120 on the Madison/Stanton county line with the cost to be shared 50/50.

 

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

 

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

INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT

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

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

 

            Matt updated the board on the following:  1)       Pilger Shop Building – roofing should be complete, sidewalls are being installed, overhead doors to be installed, completion date is April 30th; 2) Golf Course Rd – finishing work to be completed; and 3) construction projects – progress report on projects bid, delegate Ramsy Robertson to obtain easements with the help of a county employee or appointed representative.

 

            Motion made by Kment, seconded by Gutshall to appoint former commissioner, Jerry Weatherholt, to assist Ramsy Robertson in negotiating right-a-way agreements and easements for Stanton County.

 

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

 

            Gravel Bid Letting set for April 17, 2017 at 10:45AM.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Kment, to approve for the month of February the Documentary Stamp Tax, co shr in the amount of $348.97; County Clerk fees in the amount of $2,135.75; P&M Fund fees in the amount of $335.00; Game and Parks Agent fees in the amount of $4.00; Misc Copy fees in the amount of $20.00; Clerk of the District Court fees in the amount of $193.81; Passport fees in the amount of $25.00; County Treasurer’s receipt of money received numbered 00018444 – 00018510, inclusive in the amount of $251,137.65; County Treasurer’s Notice closing Public Sale of Delinquent RE Taxes; Kim Bearnes, Extension Educator – 2016 Annual Report of Faculty Accomplishments; and place them on file.

 

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

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Kment to approve the following Accounts Payable and Payroll claims as presented, except to add the claim of Spath Equipment in the amount of $25,000.00 and order checks drawn on the various funds as follows:

 

GENERAL FUND – AMH Neligh Clinic, fees, 155.00; Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr, 6498.69; Appeara, supplies, 80.04; Kim Bearnes, meals etc, 811.68; Shawn Beaudette, services, 103.00; Big Red Printing Inc, supplies, 353.53; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 475.94; Blue Cross/Blue Shield, ins-co shr, 25624.23; Card Services, meeting, 175.97; Gary E. Carson, meals etc, 351.29; Consolidated Mngmt Co, meals, 12.68; DAS State Acct, costs, 13.00; Dataspec LLC, services, 399.00; Martha Detlefsen, prior service, 12.00; Robin Dolesh, mileage etc, 26.77; Eakes Office Solutions, supplies, 83.97; Emmett’s Foodtown, supplies, 11.98; Engelhardt TV & Comm Inc, services, 116.00; Environmental Systems Research Inst, services, 400.00; Ewalt Law Office PC LLO, services, 2206.26; Fairfield Inn & Suites, convention, 314.85; Faith Regional Health Services, services, 36.00; Farmer’s Coop, fuel, 1473.81; First Concord Benefits Group, flex benefits, 50.00; Floor Maintenance & Supply Co, supplies, 178.53; Francotyp-Postalia Inc, rent, 396.00; Donald Frank, mileage etc, 68.52; GIS Workshop, fees, 1500.00; Jeremy A. Goeken, meals etc, 57.96; Jacks Uniform & Equip, supplies, 244.89; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 7038.62; Mike Kabes, mileage etc, 55.68; Kuehn’s Auto Body Inc, services, 227.00; Gerald Kuhn, mileage etc, 27.30; Russell Kumm, mileage etc, 40.70; W. Bert Lammli, office allow, 835.00; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, fuel, 124.72; Madison Natl Life Ins Co, ins-co chr, 181.68; Marshall & Swift/Boeckh LLC, services, 634.20; Menards, supplies, 123.18; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees, 9898.00; Midwest Special Services Inc, services, 757.50; MIPS Inc, services etc, 3395.85; Moyer & Moyer, atty fees, 935.60; Natl Patent Analytical Sys Inc, services, 474.03; Nebr Publ Health Environmental Lab, services, 12.45; Kimberly Neiman, mileage, 202.77; Neligh Family Dentistry, services, 196.00; Lavern R. Newkirk, prior service, 17.00; City Norfolk, dispatching, 2300.00; Douglas Oertwich, mileage etc, 68.52; One Office Solution, supplies, 1260.46; Pierce Co Shf Dept, boarding, 3850.00; Pilger Store LLC, fuel, 64.10; Power Computing Inc, supplies, 250.00; Prime Sanitation Service, services, 39.75; RR Donnelley, supplies, 57.71; Region 4 Behavioral Health System, services, 4442.75; Rita Roenfeldt, prior service, 20.00; Sanitary & Imp Dist #1, fees, 3942.41; See Store 1 LLC (Gene’s Roadrunner), fuel, 1061.94; Ken Shriver, mileage etc, 27.31; Sirchie, supplies, 94.70; Stanton Co Clk, costs, 20.41; Stanton Co Clk, costs, 36.00; Stanton Co Crt, costs, 400.00; Stanton Co Imprest Acct, fees, 19.75; Stanton Co PPD, utilities, 1068.34; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 13.37; Stanton Lumber Co, supplies, 5535.00; Stanton Register & Printing Inc, printing, 708.30; Stanton Telecom, services, 1596.54; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 123.00; Teeco Inc, supplies, 212.00; UNL ITS Comm Cntr, services, 46.02; Mark Wieman, mileage etc, 79.20; The Windshield Doctors, services, 46.00; Wisner New Chronicle, services, 61.84; Loree Zach, services, 112.50; Sandra Zoubek Co Treas, transfer etc, 125025.00; Sandra Zoubek, mileage etc, 262.27;

 

ROAD FUND – 2K Trucking Inc, services, 3486.34; Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr, 2977.97; Appeara, services, 34.59; Arps Gravel & Concrete Inc, gravel, 2483.88; ATCO Intl, supplies, 2197.94; B’s Enterprises Inc, supplies, 17586.00; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 187.78; Blue Cross Blue Shield, ins-co shr, 10535.10; Bomgaars, supplies, 238.83; Caterpillar Financial Svs Corp, equip, 1941.30; Century Link, services, 52.86; Clarkson Plbg & Htg Inc, services, 30.35; Janice Coates, prior service, 17.00; Cornhusker Intl Trucks Inc, services, 1613.54; Joshua & Patricia Cole, easement, 891.00; Doernemann Farm Service Inc, services, 235.04; Jim Duncan, prior service, 16.00; EEE Family Farms Ltd, easement, 1350.00; Eastern Nebraska Trailer Repair Inc, services, 2030.14; Emmett’s Foodtown, supplies, 30.76; Engelhardt TV & Comm Inc, services etc, 578.99; Farmer’s Coop, fuel etc, 11250.08; Farmers Union Coop Supply Co, supplies, 261.00; Gerhold Concrete Co Inc, supplies, 6802.83; GI Trailer Inc, services, 2439.74; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 3485.50; Island Supply Welding Co, supplies, 367.34; Johnson Sand & Gravel Co Inc, gravel, 4463.36; Kimball Midwest, supplies, 173.86; LG Everist Inc, supplies, 6110.76; Lampman Services and Tires LLC, services, 44.83; Leigh Motor Service, services, 12.29; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, fuel etc, 6219.97; Madison Natl Life Ins Co, ins-co shr, 71.78; Mainelli Wagner & Assoc, services etc, 31074.38; Martin Marietta Materials, supplies, 5119.71; Marxsen Sand and Gravel, gravel, 2572.85; Matteo Sand & Gravel Co Inc, gravel, 10663.44; Menards, supplies, 496.05; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees-co shr, 3960.00; Midwest Service & Sales Co, supplies, 35088.58; NMC Exchange LLC, services, 7773.05; Norfolk Napa, supplies, 34.86; Pilger Concrete Recycling LLC, supplies, 1297.62; Powerplan, services, 88.71; Prime Sanitation Service, services, 44.00; Quality Transmission & Alignment Inc, services, 56.82; Road Builders Machinery & Supply Co, services, 1177.99; Ron’s Ag & Auto Repair, services etc, 112.74; S&S Willers Inc dba Pilger Sand & Gravel, gravel, 17905.34; Spath Equipment, JD tractor, 25000.00; Stanton Auto Parts, services etc, 568.49; Stanton Co Clk, fees, 100.00; Stanton Co PPD, services, 766.80; Stanton Hardware Hank, supplies, 82.89; Stanton Register & Printing Inc, services, 76.97; Stanton Telecom Inc, services, 206.11; Stanton Water & Sewer, services, 39.50; Teeco Inc, supplies, 37.35; US Cellular, services, 104.08; Village Pilger, utilities, 103.31; Weldon Parts Inc, services, 29.22; Wietfeld Electric LLC, services, 12339.35; Zee Medical Service Co, supplies, 92.60;

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FUND – Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr, 16.88; Engelhardt TV & Comm Inc, services, 350.00; Farmer’s Coop, fuel etc, 67.92; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 19.13; Verizon Wireless, services, 300.00;

 

INHERITANCE TAX - Stanton Co PPD, tower, 124.95;

 

EMERGENCY 911 FUND – City Norfolk, dispatching, 3462.50; Stanton Telecom Inc, services, 73.23;

 

Total aggregate salaries of all county employees $139,752.46.

 

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

 

Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Gutshall to adjourn and set the next meeting for April 17, 2017 at 8:15 AM.

 

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

 

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

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

 

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COMMISSIONER’S PROCEEDINGS – Special Meeting – March 2, 2017

 

            A meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Stanton County, Nebraska was held in the open and public session on March 2, 2017 at 8:30 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 posting in three (3) public places, those being the Stanton Courthouse, Stanton City Hall and Stanton Public Library, at least 2 days prior to the meeting, on February 27, 2017.  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.

 

            Cheryl Wolverton, Sandy Zoubek, Mike Unger, W. Bert Lammli, Tony McPhillips and LaLene Bates, various county officials, attended the meeting.

 

            The meeting was called to order at 8:35 AM 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 renewal options for the county group health insurance.  The current BluePride Option 302 based on composite rates is no longer offered by Blue Cross Blue Shield.  Effective January 1, 2017, Blue Cross Blue Shield requires age-rate plans.  The board reviewed a listing of comparable health insurance plans by BCBS NE, BCBS NE – NACO, United Healthcare and Aetna.  BluePride Option 302 (composite rates) embedded plan is comparable to the previous BluePride Option 302 (age-rated) embedded plan.  The deductible will increase to $4,500 for individual and $9,000 for family.  The average monthly premium will increase by 23.8%.  Also discussed was the current HRA $2,500 contribution per employee for assistance with the health insurance deductible.  To assist employees with the higher deductible the possibility of contributing an additional $500 per employee to the Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) with Mid-American Benefits was considered.

 

Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Gutshall to renew the county group health insurance with NACO Benefits Services with the BluePride Option 302 Embedded (age-rated) plan with a PPO $4,500 individual/$9,000 family deductible for the 2017-2018 year (effective April 1, 2017) 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:  Rehak, Gutshall and Kment.  Nayes:  None.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to contribute $3,000 per employee eligible for insurance coverage through the county health plan to the Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) managed by Mid-American Benefits for the 2017 year and authorizes the county clerk to sign the necessary paperwork.

 

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

 

Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to adjourn and set the next meeting for March 20, 2017 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 21, 2017

(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 21, 2017 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 8, 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 8:00 AM 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.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the minutes of January 17, 2017 meeting.

 

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

 

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

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Gutshall to adjourn and set the next meeting for March 20, 2017 at 8:00 AM.

 

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

 

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

Attest:  /s/ Wanda Heermann, County Clerk

 

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COMMISSIONER’S PROCEEDINGS – February 21, 2017

(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 21, 2017 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 8, 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.

 

            Rick Geier, leasing consultant of Trade Wind Energy, attended the meeting.

 

            The meeting was called to order at 8:20 AM 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.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the minutes of January 17, 2017 meeting.

 

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

 

            The following correspondence was reviewed and placed on file:              Carroll Welte, Extension Educator Burt County – 2017 NACO Institute of Excellence; Robert Latimer, Transcanada – press release Keystone XL Pipeline; NIRMA – NIRMA Safety Shorts Vol.5 No.2; Nebraska Dept Environmental Quality – solid waste management programs; Lower Elkhorn NRD – municipality project funding; Nebraska Dept of Roads – FY 2017-2020 State Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP); Jodi Gibson, Nebraska Dept of Roads – County Bridge Match Program (CBMP) Requirements; Nebraska Dept Natural Resources – Kingsley Road Dam and Chilcoat Hasenkamp Road Dam inspections.

 

            A “Thank You” card will be sent to Jerry Weatherholt for the donation of the “In God We Trust” banner on display in the courthouse.

 

            The county clerk presented an estimate received from Engelhardt TV & Communications of West Point to upgrade the sound system in the district courtroom.  The update will include new speakers, mics and amp.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to accept the estimate of upgrading the sound system in the district courtroom in the amount of $1,744.00 plus installation costs.

 

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

 

            Discussion held on the quotes received for a new telephone system within the courthouse.  Kooi Communications Inc, Norfolk submitted a quote in the amount of $13,061.00 for a Vertical Summit Phone System built for 16 outside line ports, 32 digital phone ports and 4 single line ports.  They also submitted a quote in the amount of $16,486.38 for a Allworx VIP Phone System built for 30 users, 6 single line ports and 18 outside line ports.  Stanton Telecom Inc, Stanton submitted a quote in the amount of $12,369.94 for an ESI 60 Phone System.  The board would like more information about the phone system quoted by Stanton Telecom Inc.  Matter table until March 20, 2017.

 

            Discussion held on the vending machine.  Mahaska (Pepsi Corp) expressed an interest in placing a snack machine next to their pop machine located in the courthouse.  The board had no preference to the type of machine placed within the courthouse.  The county clerk is to check for any agreement with the current snack machine provider.  The consensus of the board is to allow the courthouse employees to decide which snack machine better fits their needs.

 

            Cheryl Wolverton and Ryan Wehrle, safety committee members, Sandy Zoubek and Ziggy Orlowski joined the meeting to discuss the inclement weather policy.  Brought up for discussion was the possibility of opening the courthouse at a later hour than 8:30AM when the weather appears unfavorable for travel.  With the courthouse and other offices opening later it would allow the roads to be cleared for safe travel by office employees and members of the public.  The road department and sheriff’s office personnel would inform Sanford Goshorn, Emergency Manager, of the road conditions.  Sanford would notify the board chairman about the weather conditions and suggest closure or late start.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded Kment to appoint Sanford Goshorn as the contact person for inclement weather conditions.

 

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

 

            Discussion held on an extra storage designation in the north parking lot.  Quotes were reviewed for the construction of a storage unit for the sheriff’s office and a storage unit for the custodian.  The board and interested parties left the meeting room to inspect the site area being proposed.  The suggested plan was pointed out to those present.  Options were suggested as to possible changes in the layout in order to retain the handicap parking space by moving the storage units further to the east.  The board and interest parties returned to the meeting room.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to table this matter until March 20, 2017 to allow revisions to the suggested plan and costs associated.

 

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

 

            Discussion held LB544 introduced to eliminate the ex-officio Clerk of District Court and the transfer of duties of the Clerk District Court to the State.

 

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

 

            Adrian Boelter, Mindi (Marotz) Magwire and Terry Allen joined the meeting to discuss wind turbine issues and concerns.  Adrian stated hazards associated with the wind turbines: noise and visual pollution, constant lights flashing, deterrent to wildlife, endangerment to wildlife and animals due to the potential of falling ice and other hidden dangers.  He is not opposed to clean energy, just the option of achieving it through wind turbines.  Mindi Magwire is in favor of clean energy options, just not the option of the wind turbine farms in her area.  Terry Allen stated opposition to wind turbines by restating Adrian’s concerns.  LaLene suggested the parties obtain information from area counties, landowners and neighboring businesses stating the pros and cons of wind turbines in their area.  No action taken.

 

            Chairman Kment opened the hearing at 9:30 AM on the Conditional Use Permit application of Korey Janata to expand the hog facility on property located in Pt NE NE 25-22-3.  No one appeared for the hearing.  LaLene explained the conditions recommended by the Planning Commission.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

            LaLene informed the board that the Residential Use Permit application of Jeff Bethards to replace a residence on property located in the SW 30-24-3 was tabled by the Planning Commission.  No action taken.

 

            W. Bert Lammli, County Attorney, joined the meeting to discuss the appointment of an animal control authority for the county.  Discussion held on the reason for the appointment.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the following Resolution to appoint an animal control authority:

 

RESOLUTION No. 2017.02 – 006:

 

            BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Commissioners of Stanton County, Nebraska hereby appoints the Stanton County Sheriff’s Office as its statutory animal control authority.

 

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

            Dated this 21st day of February, 2017.

                                                                                                Board of Commissioners

                                                                                                Stanton County, Nebraska

                                                                                                /s/ Dennis Kment

                                                                                                /s/ David Gutshall

                                                                                                /s/ Duane Rehak

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann

Stanton County Clerk  [seal]

 

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

 

            Discussion held on Lot 3 Block 5 Village of Pilger owned by Stanton County.  An individual has inquired about the possibility of purchasing the property.  Mr. Lammli advised the board that the property would have to be sold either at auction or through the sealed bid process.  Property will be advertised for sale. 

 

            Jim Schmit joined the meeting to discuss his proposed subdivision located in Pt SW 17-24-1.  Previously at the March 21, 2016 meeting Mr. Schmit presented a proposed subdivision for 8 lots with entrance access points along N Eastwood St.  A motion was made and seconded to allow the development of 8 lots along N Eastwood St with 4 access points.  The board of commissioners also stated that the county would not maintain any road development within the subdivision.  The cost burden would belong to the land owners.  The new revised subdivision indicates 30 lots on the property located in Pt SW 17-24-1.  Mr. Schmit stated he would like to develop Lots 1-8 along N Eastwood St and at this time would not develop the other 22 lots.  The revised plan shows 8 access points along N Eastwood St.  There is some concern with the placement of the access points due to the hills on the road.  Concerns were voiced about possible flooding in Woodland Park due to excess water runoff from the developed area.  An area of the proposed subdivision will be developed in a wetland region.  If the board was to approve the preliminary plat it would approve all the lots proposed not just lots 1-8 that Mr. Schmit stated he wanted to develop.  The proposed subdivision will need to be revised and presented to the Norfolk Zoning Division for review before any approval will be given by the Board of Commissioners.  No action taken.

 

            Matt Manning, representative of Mainelli Wagner and Assoc, Darrell Hansen and Shad Pohlman joined the meeting.

 

            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.  The current BCBS plan (Bluepride Option 302) is no longer available and a new plan will need to be chosen.  Comparable BCBS plans were quoted along with a quote from United Healthcare and Aetna.  The new premium amounts increased 22.8% to 25.3% over the prior year premium.  Discussion held on the carriers and the options covered.  The board requested additional quotes of insurance coverage.  The renewal date for the county health insurance is April 1, 2017.  No action taken and matter tabled until a later date. 

 

            Discussion held on the HRA contribution.  Matter tabled until a later date.

 

            Discussion held on the permanent and temporary easements for a road located in Pt NW 24-23-1.  Mr. Lammli advised the board of the proposed payment of $11,000 per acre for the permanent easement and $300 per acre for the temporary easement.  The board was advised that the easement documents have been mailed to each party.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Kment to approve the proposed easements and authorize the county attorney to proceed with the execution of the documents.

 

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

 

            Bid Letting for the New/Used Wheel Loader was held at 10:30 AM.  Various representatives were present.

 

            Bids were opened and publicly read as follows:

Reuter’s, Neligh – 2017 Hyundai HL 955 – $141,900.00

Road Builders, Omaha - 2017 Komatsu, WA 320-8 – $186.386.00

Road Builders, Omaha - 2016 Komatsu, WA 320-7 – $165,235.00

NMC Inc, Norfolk – 2017 Caterpillar 938 M – $198,975.00

Titan Machinery, Omaha – 2017 Case 721G – $179,970.00

Titan Machinery, Omaha – 2017 Case 721G – $168,900.00 contingent CPV appl

Titan Machinery, Omaha – 2013 Case 721FX – $139,500.00

Titan Machinery, Omaha – 2014 Case 721F – $154,900.00

NMC Inc, Norfolk – 2015 Caterpillar 938K – $189.250.00

 

The board reviewed the bids with the representatives present.  Discussion held on the machines, warranties, services, etc.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Gutshall to table the decision until March 20, 2017 at 10:30AM to allow the road department employees to inspect and operate a few of the machines.

 

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

 

            Bid Letting for the Used 1991 Case 621B Wheel Loader “non-operating” was held at 10:55 AM.

 

            Bids were opened and publicly read as follows: Shad Pohlman - $18,300.00; Darrell Hansen - $5,051.00.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Kment to accept the bid of Shad Pohlman in the amount of $18,300.00 for the Used 1991 Case 621B Wheel Loader “non-operating”.

 

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

 

            Hearing for the One and Six Year Road Plan was opened by the chairman at 11:00 AM.  The board was given a copy of the One and Six Year Plan to review.

 

            Discussion held on the supplement to the contract for work on project 845 Road/560 Avenue Overlay, C-84(380).  The change order relates to the change in seed type.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to authorize the chairman to sign the 845 Road/560 Avenue Overlay, C-84(380) change Order No. 1.

 

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

 

            Matt updated the board on the progress at the new Pilger shop site.  The metal framing is almost complete and an area of concrete has been poured.  The construction was slowed due to the weather and site conditions. 

 

            Discussion held on a section of N Eastwood St, C-84(383), located north of Woodland Park Subdivision to the Trailer Park (approx. 2 blocks).  This section of road needs to be paved and should be added to the one year project plan.  Also discussed was the possibility of moving project C‑84(246) from the six year project plan to the one year project plan. 

 

            The board reviewed the other projects on the One and Six Year Plan.  No public comments were received during the hearing.

 

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

 

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

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak to approve the following resolution to adopt the One and Six Year Plan for Highway Improvements with the correction of Project C-84(246) and addition of Project C-84(383) to the One Year Plan:

 

RESOULTION No. 2017.02 – 007:

 

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

 

            Whereas, a public meeting was held on the 21st day of February, 2017, 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, Rehak, Kment; Voting No:  (none).

 

            Whereupon, the resolution was declared passed by the Stanton County Board of Commissioners on the 21st day of February, 2017.

 

                                                                                    /s/ Dennis Kment

                                                                                    Dennis Kment, Chairman of the County Board

Attest:

/s/ Wanda Heermann

Wanda Heermann, County Clerk  [seal]

 

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

 

            Discussion held on a Tiger Claw Shoulder Reclaimer.  The quote received listed two options:  (1) right hand shoulder reclaimer mechanical positioning - $7,141.25 and (2) right hand shoulder reclaimer hydraulic positioning - $7,780.00.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Kment to accept the quote from Midwest Service and Sales of Schuyler for the right hand shoulder reclaimer mechanical positioning in the amount of $7,141.25.

 

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

 

            Discussion held on the repairs needed on the Hwy 32 Shop building heating system.  Quotes were received for 2 different options.  Option 1 was for 3 – 175,000 BTU Omega II 30’ U-tube with chimney and gas line in the amount of $11,150.00 (wiring not included, etc).  Option 2 was for a 200,000 BTU Omega II 70’ with chimney and gas line and a 200,000 BTU Omega II 60’ with chimney and gas line in the amount of $8,950.00 (wiring not included, etc).  Both options were reviewed by the board.

 

            Motion made by Rehak, seconded by Gutshall to accept the quote for the 3 – 175,000 BTU Omega II 30” U-tube with chimney and gas line in the amount of $11,150.00 plus wiring not included.

 

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

 

            Discussion held on the purchase of a semi-tractor to haul gravel trailers.  The semi-tractor presently being used is old and may need to be replaced sometime in the future.  Consensus of the board is to continuing as is and see what next year brings.  No action taken.

 

            Discussion held on the Road Employee Policy.  The board reviewed the changes made and wishes to add an option to allow employees to turn in vacation days for pay (5 days paid allowed each year).  Also unused vacation days earned can carry over 1 year but if not used or paid you will lose them.  Approval of policy tabled until the March 20, 2017 meeting.

 

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

 

RESOLUTION No. 2017.02 – 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 Home Loan Banks, No. 313376BR5, Due 12/14/2018 1.75%, $1,000,000.00 [Pledged to: Stanton County Clerk].

 

            AND, that the same is hereby approved.

 

                        Dated this 21st day of February, 2017.

                                                                                                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.

 

            Motion made by Gutshall, seconded by Rehak, to approve for the month of January the Documentary Stamp Tax, co shr in the amount of $412.46; County Clerk fees in the amount of $2,456.80; P&M Fund fees in the amount of $374.50; Game and Parks Agent fees in the amount of $15.00; Misc Copy fees in the amount of $22.75; Clerk of the District Court fees in the amount of $106.42; Passport fees in the amount of $50.00; County Treasurer’s receipt of money received numbered 00018374 – 00018443, inclusive in the amount of $1,308,693.04; and place them on file.

 

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

 

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

 

GENERAL FUND – Mark Albin atty, atty fees, 1337.30; Ameritas Retirement, ret-co shr, 6915.16; Antelope Co Shf Dept, boarding, 4440.00; Appeara, supplies, 80.04; Avera Medical Group, services, 120.00; LaLene Bates, supplies, 33.15; Baxter Chrysler Dodge, auto exp, 299.00;Kim Bearnes, meals etc, 869.71; Shawn Beaudette, services, 103.00; Big Red Printing Inc, supplies, 1261.16; Black Hills Energy, utilities, 692.08; BCBS, ins-co shr, 25624.23; Card Services, training etc, 643.80; Gary Carson, postage etc, 163.99; Phyllis Cleveland, juror costs, 12.27; Co Veterans SVC Officers Assn – Nebr, convention, 250.00; DAS State Acct, costs, 13.00; Martha Detlefsen, prior service, 12.00; Douglas Co Treas, services, 450.35; Eakes Office Solutions, supplies, 69.77; Electrical Eng & Equip Co, supplies, 245.53; Emmett’s Foodtown, supplies, 13.39; Engelhardt TV & Comm Inc, services, 62.25; Ewalt Law Office PC LLO, public defender, 2249.52; Farmers Coop, fuel, 1852.81; The Farner Co, supplies, 28.97; First Concord Benefits Group, flex benefits, 50.00; Floor Maintenance & Supply Co, supplies, 87.35; Jeremy Goeken, meals etc, 56.50;Sanford Goshorn dba S&G Installation, supplies, 163.65; Wanda Heermann, supplies , 29.88; HERO 247, supplies, 369.00; IRS USA Tax Pymt, so sec tax-co shr, 7487.74; Johnson’s Inc, services, 1966.78; Juror Costs – Co Crt, fees etc, 1150.54; Aaron Kleensang, supplies, 161.11; W Bert Lammli, office allow, 835.00; Luedeke Oil Co Inc, fuel etc, 1765.92; Lynn Peavey Co, supplies, 165.00; Madison Co Crt, fees, 4.00; Madison Co Shf, fees, 64.82; Madison Natl Life Ins Co, ins-co shr, 181.68; Marvin Planning Consultants, fees, 500.00; Mid American Benefits Inc, hra fees, 42660.00; Midwest Special Services Inc, services, 1347.00; MIPS Inc, services etc, 2706.29; Natl Shf Assoc, fees, 58.00; Nebr Assn Co Clk Reg Deeds etal, fees, 75.00;