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November 29, 2010 Minutes  

November 29, 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 9:02 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 regarding the Lincoln County

Board of Commissioners meeting held on November 22, 2010. Upon roll call vote Deterding,

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

No treasurer’s receipts were presented.

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

State Bank as pledged to the County Treasurer. 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 Treasurer, Sue Fleck and County Assessor, Mary Ann Long was present.

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

Board of Equalization meeting held on November 22, 2010. Upon roll call vote Deterding,

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

No certificates of correction or refund were presented.

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

applications submitted by the North Platte Opportunity Center, Region II Services and the Salvation

Army as recommended for approval by the County Treasurer. Upon roll call vote Deterding,

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

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

applications submitted by Harvest Christian Fellowship Church, North Platte Catholic Schools, and

North Platte Opportunity Center as recommended for approval by the County Treasurer. Upon roll

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

The Lincoln County Board of Equalization adjourned at 9:20 A.M. and the Lincoln County Board of

Commissioners reconvened.

 

Kirk Nichols (Construction Project Manager/Owners Representative) and Carol Rouw of Treanor

Architects (appearing by phone) gave a construction update on the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office

and Detention Center.

A public hearing was opened at 9:31 A.M. concerning the selling of real estate owned by The county

of Lincoln, at fair market value which the board is considering to be $659.00 at this time regarding the

following real estate:

The South 20 feet of Lot 1 and that part of Lot 2 lying South of the line drawn parallel with and 112.5

feet South of the North line of said Lot 2, in Block 6, Bellevue Addition to North Platte, Lincoln County,

Nebraska, located on the East side of Madison Avenue between 10th & 11th Street and next to and

north of the alley in North Platte, Nebraska.

Such real estate at this time is not thought to be required for county purposes.

John Milne commented that his son owns adjacent property. His sister poured cement and he has

been mowing it for many years. He questioned why the county is now showing interest in this

property.

Deputy County Attorney, Joe Wright, reported that the county received a letter asking about the

purchase of this property and what the process would be to purchase it. The county got this property

from a Sheriff’s sale back in the 1970’s.

Commissioner Hewgley related that this board was not even aware this was county property until they

were approached by Myron Walker.

The public hearing was closed at 9:26 A.M.

Motion by Deterding, seconded by Roethemeyer on the following described real estate:

The South 20 feet of Lot 1 and that part of Lot 2 lying South of the line drawn parallel with and 112.5

feet South of the North Line of said Lot 2, in Block 6, Bellevue Addition to North Platte, Lincoln

County, Nebraska.

be found to be not required for county purposes, has a fair market value of $659.00, be offered for

sale to the public on December 20, 2010, at 9:30 A.M. to the highest bidder, be advertised for sale as

required by law – giving authority to the Lincoln County Clerk to advertise and sign the notice of sale,

and have the sale conducted by the Chairman of this board. Upon roll call vote Deterding,

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

Sheriff Kramer requested that the County Board reconsider an informal bid accepted at the last board

meeting for a purchase of used mid-sized sedan for the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office as the vehicle

accepted has a floor shift which did not meet specifications and will not allow the radio equipment to

placed in the vehicle.

County Commissioners discussed the other vehicles that been submitted for informal bid at the last

board meeting. The two vehicles from Janssen Motors also had floor shifts, National Car Sales

 

vehicle was silver rather than white in color, the vehicle from Jerry Remus also has a floor shift and is

silver in color. The bid from Joe Watt Auto Sales did meet all specifications at a price of $11,900.00.

Commissioner Hewgley commented that the local dealers had a chance to submit informal bids and

the only other option would be to re-paint a vehicle white.

Motion by Roethemeyer, seconded by Deterding to re-consider action from last week to purchase a

used mid-sized sedan vehicle for the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office from Jody’s Auto Sales based on

the fact it not meet specifications as publicized. Upon roll call vote Deterding, Roethemeyer and

Hewgley voted “aye”. Nays, none.

Motion by Roethemeyer, seconded by Deterding to accept the informal bid of Jody’s Auto Sales for a

2010 Chevy Impala – 6 Cylinder – White color in the amount of $14,322.00. Upon roll call vote:

Ayes, none. Deterding, Roethemeyer and Hewgley voted “nay”. Motion failed.

Motion by Deterding, seconded by Roethemeyer to accept the informal bid of Joe Watt Auto Sales for

a 2008 Chevy with 26,000 miles in white with an extended 3 Year or 36,000 mile warranty in the

amount of $11,900. Upon roll call vote Deterding, Roethemeyer and Hewgley voted “aye”. Nays,

none.

Motion by Deterding, seconded by Roethemeyer to enter into a labor agreement between Lincoln

County, Nebraska, and Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #26, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Employee’s

Association, Inc. for the fiscal year September 1, 2010 thru August 31, 2011. Upon roll call vote

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

Motion by Deterding, seconded by Roethemeyer to go into closed session at 10:17 A.M. on security

matters concerning the Courthouse and for the purpose of protecting 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 Deterding, seconded by Roethemeyer to go into open session at 11:42 A.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 11:50 A.M.

Advance notice and the agenda for the November 29, 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, December 6, 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

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