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October 10, 2011 Minutes  

October 10, 2011

North Platte, Nebraska

 

Meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners.  Present were Commissioners Duane Deterding, Willis Roethemeyer, Joe Hewgley, County Clerk, Rebecca Rossell and County Board Assistant, Tammy White.  Commissioner Hewgley offered prayer.  Chairman Deterding called the meeting to order at 9:00 A.M.

 

Chairman Deterding 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 Hewgley to approve the minutes regarding the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meeting held on October 3, 2011.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Roethemeyer and Deterding voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Roethemeyer, seconded by Hewgley to receive and order filed the treasurer’s receipts.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Roethemeyer and Deterding voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Roethemeyer to approve the right of way application submitted by Custer Public Power District.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Roethemeyer and Deterding voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Deputy County Attorney, Joe Wright, arrived at 9:05 A.M.

 

Motion by Roethemeyer, seconded by Hewgley to authorize the chairman to sign the Management Representation Letter for the 2010/2011 Lincoln County audit conducted by Don Wilson, CPA.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Roethemeyer and Deterding voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Roethemeyer to authorize the chairman to sign the Certification Statement concerning the cost allocation plan for fiscal year ending June 30, 2010 for child support services as prepared by Maximus.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Roethemeyer and Deterding voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Roethemeyer to receive an order filed the fee reports submitted by Clerk of District Court, County Clerk, County Sheriff, County Court and Register of Deeds.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Roethemeyer and Deterding voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Roethemeyer, seconded by Hewgley to approve the addition of securities by Gothenburg State Bank of Brady as pledged to the Lincoln County Treasurer.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Roethemeyer and Deterding voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Roethemeyer to approve the withdrawal of securities by Wells Fargo as pledged to the Lincoln County Treasurer.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Roethemeyer and Deterding voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Roethemeyer, seconded by Hewgley to approve the report from the County Treasurer on property taxes which are uncollectible and need to be stricken per Nebraska State Statute 77-1738.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Roethemeyer and Deterding voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners recessed at 9:18 A.M. and the Lincoln County Board of Equalization convened.

 

Chairman Deterding 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, Julie Stenger and County Treasurer, Sue Fleck was present.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Roethemeyer to approve the minutes regarding the Lincoln County Board of Equalization meeting held on October 3, 2011.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Roethemeyer and Deterding voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Roethemeyer, seconded by Hewgley to authorize the chairman to sign the certificates of correction and refund as submitted by the County Assessor.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Roethemeyer and Deterding voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Roethemeyer to approve then notice of valuation changes numbered 2011-083 thru 2011-090 as submitted by the County Assessor.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Roethemeyer and Deterding voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

The Lincoln County Board of Equalization adjourned at 9:22 A.M. and the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners reconvened.

 

Karl Elmshaeuser, West Central Nebraska Development District, and Robert Herigodt, representing The Greenbrier Companies, appeared to present a several memorandums of understanding and a revised application for the CDBG funds concerning the Greenbrier project.  Elmshaeuser reported that the project is still a $23 million dollar project but the application had to be revised for activities that are not yet completed.  West Central Nebraska Development District will be monitoring the jobs associated with the CDBG funds.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Roethemeyer to approve the Memorandum of Understanding between Lincoln County, The Greenbrier Companies, West Central Nebraska Development District, and the Nebraska Department of Economic Development for the purpose of CDBG Economic Development Operating Funds for Greenbrier Rail Services, and authorizing the board chairman to sign the same.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Roethemeyer and Deterding voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Roethemeyer, seconded by Hewgley to approve the Memorandum of Understanding with the Non-profit Development Organization West Central Nebraska Development District as per the requirement in the MOU, and authorizing the board chairman to sign the same.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Roethemeyer and Deterding voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Roethemeyer to approve the revised CDBG Economic Development Application which reflects changes in the budget directly related to funds previously spent on the project, and revised to reflect funds yet to be spent on the project, and authorizing the board chairman to sign the same.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Roethemeyer and Deterding voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Roethemeyer to authorize the Chairman to sign a contract hiring the law firm of Harding & Schultz, PC, LLO, to represent The county of Lincoln, Nebraska, in civil matters that involve collective bargaining and proceedings therewith.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Roethemeyer and Deterding voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Mike Groene, representing the Western Nebraska Taxpayer’s Assoc. spoke in opposition to the grant funds.  He questioned the revised application, the necessity of the grant funds and why the Village of Hershey was not the pass thru for the grant funds.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Roethemeyer to go into closed session at 9:53 A.M. for strategy session concerning collective bargaining with F.O.P. Lodge #26.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Roethemeyer and Deterding voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Chairman Deterding restated the motion for the closed session.

 

Motion by Roethemeyer, seconded by Hewgley to go into open session at 10:29 A.M.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Roethemeyer and Deterding voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Approved the following claims presented for payment:

 

The meeting was adjourned at 11:17 A.M.

 

Advance notice and the agenda for the October 10, 2011 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 October 17, 2011 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 Commissioners Room at 9:15 A.M.

 

Rebecca J. Rossell

Lincoln County Clerk

 

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