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May 24, 2010 Minutes  

May 24, 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. Hewgley

offered prayer. Chairman Hewgley called the meeting to order at 9:02 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 of the meeting

held on May 17, 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

title page to construction plans to Project RRZ-1390(3) Control No. 61416, Front Road

Grade Separation Project. Upon roll call vote Deterding, Roethemeyer and Hewgley

voted “aye”. Nays, none.

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

submitted by the County Sheriff. 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 Roethemeyer, seconded by Deterding to hire the firm of Woods & Aitken,

LLC, to represent Lincoln County regarding construction of the jail. Upon roll call vote

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

Motion by Deterding, seconded by Roethemeyer to approve the addition of securities by

First National Bank as pledged to the County Treasurer. Upon roll call vote Deterding,

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

Motion by Roethemeyer, seconded by Deterding to approve the substitution of

securities by Adams Bank & Trust as pledged to the County Treasurer. Upon roll call

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

Motion by Roethemeyer, seconded by Deterding to authorize the chairman to sign an

agreement with GIS Workshop for GIS services. 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 May 17, 2010. Upon roll call vote

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

No certificates of correction or refund were submitted.

The Lincoln County Board of Equalization adjourned at 9:16 A.M. and the Lincoln

County Board of Commissioners reconvened.

Motion by Deterding, seconded by Roethemeyer to approve the award of the City of

North Platte and the County of Lincoln comprehensive plan updates to the consultant,

Olsson Associates. Upon roll call vote Deterding, Roethemeyer and Hewgley voted

“aye”. Nays, none.

Motion by Deterding, seconded by Roethemeyer to enter into a service agreement

contract with Olsson Associates concerning the aforementioned award and authorize

the Chairman to sign the agreement. Upon roll call vote Deterding, Roethemeyer and

Hewgley voted “aye”. Nays, none.

Motion by Roethemeyer, seconded by Deterding to appoint Ron Roberts and Harry

Haythorn to the Lincoln County Board of Adjustment and Paul Wolfe as alternate. Upon

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

Medical Director, Dr. Lindley and Director, Shannon Vanderheiden from the West

Central District Health Department made a brief presentation concerning responsibilities

and needs of the district.

Motion by Deterding, seconded by Roethemeyer to approve the 2010 JAG (Justice

Assistance Grant) funds application in the amount of $18,391.00 and authorize the

Chairman to sign the memorandum of understanding. Upon roll call vote Deterding,

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

Sheriff Kramer and Chief Deputy Sparks appeared to discuss hiring additional

personnel for the new facility. The budget request for the 2010/2011 will need to be

submitted in June. It will take time to hire and train new personnel and they need to be

working on writing policies for the new facility. They are estimating they will need 6 new

employees.

Commissioner Hewgley commented that the money that is now being spent on outside

housing and transportation can be put toward three new employees.

Commissioner Roethemeyer related that a transition team is needed now and we will

still be housing prisoner outside for 6 to 9 months. We will have to work within lid

restrictions.

Commissioners voiced approval to move forward allowing 3 additional personnel for the

jail in the 2010/2011 budget request.

Considered tort claim submitted by Jon Manners. Jon Manners did not appear.

County Highway Superintendent, Jerry Hitchcock, reported they had been working in

Sagebrush Subdivision tarring roads. They are visible and they do not sign in the

subdivisions. The foreman working in this subdivision also got tar on his tires and it was

worn off within 3 days. He recommended denying the claim.

Motion by Deterding, seconded by Roethemeyer to receive the tort claim submitted by

Jon Manners. Upon roll call vote Deterding, Roethemeyer and Hewgley voted “aye”.

Nays, none.

Seth Tausen, USDA Wildlife Services, gave his annual report for 2010 and submitted a

renewal agreement for services with a 2% COLA.

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

renewal agreement with USDA Wildlife Services. Upon roll call vote Deterding,

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

Kirk Nichols (Construction Project Inspector/Owners Rep) and Carol Rouw (appearing

by phone) of Treanor Architects gave the county board a construction update on the

Lincoln County Jail Project.

Motion by Deterding, seconded by Roethemeyer to go into closed session at 11:00 A.M.

regarding potential litigation and to protect attorney-client privilege, which is clearly

necessary to protect the public interest. Upon roll call vote Deterding, Roethemeyer

and Hewgley voted “aye”. Nays, none.

Chairman Hewgley restated the reason for the closed session.

Motion by Roethemeyer, seconded by Deterding to go into open session at 1:03 P.M.

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

Approved the following claims presented for payment:

The meeting was adjourned at 1:15 P.M.

Advance notice and the agenda for the May 24, 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 on the county website.

The agenda for the meetings to be held on Tuesday, June 1, 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 Rossell

         Lincoln County Clerk

                               Publish, Saturday, May 29, 2010.

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