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March 8, 2010 Minutes  

March 8, 2010

North Platte, Nebraska

 

 

Meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners. Present were Commissioners

Joe Hewgley, Duane Deterding, Willis Roethemeyer, Board Assistant, Tammy White,

Deputy County Attorney, Joe Wright and County Clerk, Rebecca Rossell. Deterding

offered prayer. Chairman Hewgley called the meeting to order at 9:00 A.M.

Chairman Hewgley announced the Open Meeting Act with amendments is posted for

public review and the County Board will comply with the open meeting requirements.

Motion by Roethemeyer, seconded by Deterding to approve the minutes regarding the

Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meeting held on March 1, 2010. Upon roll call

vote Deterding, Roethemeyer and Hewgley voted “aye”. Nays, none.

Motion by Roethemeyer, seconded by Deterding to receive and order filed the

Treasurer’s receipts. Upon roll call vote Deterding, Roethemeyer and Hewgley voted

“aye”. Nays, none.

Motion by Deterding, seconded by Hewgley to receive and order filed the fee reports

submitted by the County Clerk, County Treasurer, Clerk of District Court and County

Court. Upon roll call vote Deterding, Roethemeyer and Hewgley voted “aye”. Nays,

none.

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners recessed at 9:15 A.M. and the Lincoln

County Board of Equalization convened.

Chairman Hewgley announced the Open Meeting Act with amendments is posted for

public review and the County Board will comply with the open meeting requirements.

County Assessor, Mary Ann Long appeared.

Motion by Roethemeyer, seconded by Deterding to approve the minutes regarding the

Lincoln County Board of Equalization meeting held on March 1, 2010. Upon roll call

vote Deterding, Roethemeyer and Hewgley voted “aye”. Nays, none.

Motion by Deterding, seconded by Roethemeyer to authorize the Chairman to sign the

certificates of correction and refund as submitted by the County Assessor. Upon roll

call vote Deterding, Roethemeyer and Hewgley voted “aye”. Nays, none.

Motion by Roethemeyer, seconded by Deterding to approve the tax exemption

application on real and personal property submitted by Birthline. Upon roll call vote

Deterding, Roethemeyer and Hewgley voted “aye”. Nays, none.

Motion by Deterding, seconded by Roethemeyer to disallow the tax exemption

application for real and personal property submitted by Overland Trails Council – Boy

Scouts as it was sold to a non tax exempt entity. Upon roll call vote Deterding,

Roethemeyer and Hewgley voted “aye”. Nays, none.

Motion By Deterding, seconded by Roethemeyer to offer a Confession of Judgment

regarding the case of Larry D. Warwick, Appellant, v. Lincoln County Board of

Equalization, Appelle, Case No. 09C-158, which is before the Nebraska Tax

Equalization and Review Commission, in which the Lincoln County Board of

Equalization confesses the value of the real estate in said herein motion to be $115,015

(Land – $10,500 and Improvements – $104,515) for the tax year 2009. Upon roll call

vote Deterding, Roethemeyer and Hewgley voted “aye”. Nays, none.

Motion by Roethemeyer, seconded by Deterding to offer a Confession of Judgment

regarding the case of Providence Investments II, LLC, Appellant, v. Lincoln County

Board of Equalization, Appellee, Case No. 09C-119, which is before the Nebraska Tax

Equalization and Review Commission, in which the Lincoln County Board of

Equalization confesses the value of the real estate in said herein motion to be $151,515

(Land – $151,515 and Improvements $00.00) for tax year 2009. Upon roll call vote

Deterding, Roethemeyer and Hewgley voted “aye”. Nays, none.

The Lincoln County Board of Equalization adjourned at 9:28 A.M. and the Lincoln

County Board of Commissioners reconvened.

Brady Village Clerk, Pam Diehl and Brady Village Board Member, Jeff Miller appeared

to request the county to reinstate the interlocal agreement for police services.

Motion by Deterding, seconded by Roethemeyer to enter the County of Lincoln into a

written agreement with the Village of Brady to reinstate the Interlocal Agreement for

Police Services which was to terminate by mutual agreement of the parties on March

31, 2010. Upon roll call vote Deterding, Roethemeyer and Hewgley voted “aye”. Nays,

none.

Randy Saner, Extension Educator Unit Leader, gave a brief update on the move that

will be occurring on March 15th and 16th of their offices to the West Central Research

and Extension Center. The phone number will remain the same.

Lonnie Folchert of District 11 Probation commented that they are very pleased with their

new building and that the energy efficient systems put into the building have worked

well. He asked the board to consider replacing the old windows in the future as they are

not energy efficient. There are a total of 14 windows.

Deputy County Attorney, Joe Wright, reported that he had contacted Tim Brouillette

about representing the county on two tax foreclosure complaints because of a conflict of

interest.

Motion by Deterding, seconded by Roethemeyer to appoint Tim Brouillette to represent

the County of Lincoln and the Clerk of the District Court for Lincoln County as judgment

creditors on Case Nos. CI10-53 and CI10-55. Upon roll call vote Deterding,

Roethemeyer and Hewgley voted “aye”. Nays, none.

County Planning Director, Judy Clark and Deputy County Attorney, Joe Wright informed

board members that the planning commission has drafted an amendment to the Lincoln

County Zoning Regulations regarding wind energy conversion systems for them to

review for their comments.

Commissioner Hewgley asked about migratory birds.

Clark replied there is a set back away from public conservation areas in the draft.

Commissioner Deterding commented that his questions concerning roads, color of the

blades and repair/replacement of the units had been addressed in the draft.

Commissioner Roethemeyer asked for some clarification in the amendment on the

definition of windmill and the old wind chargers already in use.

Clark responded that a clarification of the definition of windmill could be addressed and

the any systems currently being used to generate wind energy would be grandfathered.

She anticipates a public hearing before the planning commission in April, 2010.

Commissioner Hewgley questioned how wind farms would be addressed.

Clark commented that they would be obtained through a conditional use permit.

Wright reported that the planning commission was still having conversation concerning

the use of small wind energy conversion systems on less than 10 acres tracts.

Kirk Nichols (Construction Project Inspector/Owners Representative) gave the County

Commissioners a construction update on the Lincoln County Jail Project.

Approved the following claims presented for payment:

GENERAL FUND:

Madison Natl ex $ 26.70

Ace Hdwr su 28.79

Acme Prt su 58.72

Alamar eq 737.54

Alco su 42.31

Allens App re 156.00

Amer Corr dues 35.00

B & D su 1247.90

Barmore Drug su 35.00

B. Terry se 35.00

Cashwa su 196.40

CBM Food Serv se 2414.97

Chief eq 1168.63

CDI Directory su 157.33

City of No Platte su 44.02

Cohagen re 333.48

Condons Signs re 116.04

CVSOAN Treas reg 135.00

Dawson Co Sheriff se 6975.00

Dynamite Doc se 27.00

Eakes su 2253.60

E S & S su 4840.69

FP Mailing Solutions pstg 443.40

Globalstar se 47.27

GPRMC se 2432.15

Ideal Linen se 815.78

Interstate Batt su 261.99

JC’s Auto Wash se 7.00

J. Nitz pstg 153.95

Kustom Signals re 447.40

Lincoln Co Court fees 3812.95

Lincoln Co Jail reb 12.47

MIS agre 75.00

Midwest Se se 1303.95

MIPS se 164.42

ML & W se 4857.43

NACO reg 250.00

NE Law Enf Ctr se 264.00

NPPD se 13.34

NE Land Tire re 14.94

No Platte PD cont 8078.57

Orr’s Drycleaning se 30.00

Path Serv se 7.00

Poplar St Car Wash se 118.30

Qwest se 239.60

Redfield su 546.00

R. Birch se 731.65

R. Jones se 741.67

Schaben San se 285.38

Sec of State se 30.00

Seevers Auto re 468.10

Sheriff’s Fees fee 3132.21

Shopko su 14.56

SW Imp re 76.43

Tiger Direct su 549.28

Total Tele-Page se 17.04

United su 504.45

US Cellular se 36.38

Western Ins ins 120.00

Western NE Process se 47.00

Western NE Inv se 75.00

Westfield Pharm su 292.28

Willow Creek Emb se 17.00

ROAD FUND:

Madison Natl se 2.67

Anderson & Sons re 30.08

Bill Summers re 94.90

DPPD se 233.94

Fairbanks Intl re 12.41

Guynan Mach re 11.28

Hershey Tele se 48.09

J. Herrin su 650.00

J. Orr se 140.00

Kelly Supp su 17.12

McCook PPD se 362.02

Menards su 44.98

Telegraph ad 40.78

NW Energy se 30.46

Paulsens Inc. su 231.35

Sapp Bros su 48.50

Schaben San se 44.84

Time Tool re 31.36

UNL reg 345.00

Village of Brady se 52.29

Village of Hershey se 53.94

Village of Maxwell se 90.00

VICTIM WITNESS FUND:

Madison Natl se 2.67

NOXIOUS WEED FUND:

Madison Natl se 2.67

Ace Hdwr re 3.48

Central Comm College reg 105.00

Telegraph ad 250.27

Qwest se 93.71

The meeting was adjourned at 10:47 A.M.

Advance notice and the agenda for the March 8, 2010 board meetings were sent to

members of the County Board, County Attorney and all others requesting the same.

Notice was posted at the Lincoln County Courthouse, City Hall and on the county

website.

The agenda for the meetings to be held on Monday, March 15, 2010 will be kept

continually current and open for inspection at the office of the Lincoln County Clerk.

The regular meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will be held at the

Lincoln County Courthouse in the Commissioners Room at 9:00 A.M. The regular

meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Equalization will be held at the Lincoln County

Courthouse in the Commissioners Room at 9:15 A.M.

 

Rebecca J. Rossell

      Lincoln County Clerk

                              Publish, Saturday, March 13, 2010.

 

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