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December 13, 2010 Minutes  

December 13, 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 and County Clerk, Rebecca

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

Board of Commissioners meeting held on December 6, 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 Roethemeyer, seconded by Deterding to receive and order filed the fee reports submitted

by the Register of Deeds, Clerk of District Court, County Court and County Sheriff. 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 December 6, 2010. Upon roll call vote Deterding,

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

Motion by Deterding, seconded by Roethemeyer to approve and 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 Deterding, seconded by Roethemeyer to go into closed session at 9:17 A.M. concerning

strategy session with respect to pending 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 9:37 A.M. Upon roll call

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

 

The Lincoln County Board of Equalization adjourned at 9:38 A.M. and the Lincoln County Board of

Commissioners reconvened.

County Board discussed a proposal submitted by Treanor Architects for adding video arraignment

capabilities for both courtrooms within the Lincoln County Court.

Commissioner Hewgley questioned if there was an easier, less expensive way to accomplish what we

want to do with the video arraignment.

Commissioner Deterding stated he had talked to Judge Turnbull about what was needed at the

courthouse to make it workable.

Commissioner Hewgley suggested writing a request for proposals with a performance or design spec

with the help of the IT department.

Commissioner Hewgley will contact the IT department and see about writing a request for proposals

for the video arraignment equipment for the courthouse.

No action was taken on the proposal submitted by Treanor Architects.

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.

Commissioner Deterding was excused at 10:36 A.M.

Conducted a quarterly jail inspection of the current Lincoln County Jail facility.

Approved the following claims presented for payment:

The meeting was adjourned at 11:40 A.M.

Advance notice and the agenda for the December 13, 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 20, 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

Commissioner’s 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 Commissioner’s Room at 9:15 A.M.

 

Rebecca J. Rossell

     Lincoln County Clerk

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