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February 27, 2012 Minutes  

February 27, 2012

North Platte, Nebraska

 

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

 

Chairman Roethemeyer 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 Hewgley to approve the minutes regarding the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meeting on February 27, 2012.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Deterding and Roethemeyer voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

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

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Deterding to approve and adopt Resolution No. 2012-10 for policy and procedure concerning federal tax law and disclosure requirements for tax-exempt bonds and/or Build America Bonds and appointing the County Clerk as compliance officer.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Deterding and Roethemeyer voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

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

 

Motion by Deterding, seconded by Hewgley to approve and authorize the Chairman, County Clerk and County Treasurer to sign the proper closing documents associated with the General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2012 which include the treasurer’s receipt, closing certificate, certificate showing compliance with requirements to public meeting law, IRS Form 8038-G, certificate with respect to tax matters, paying agent agreement and escrow agreement.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Deterding and Roethemeyer voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Deterding to approve the substitution of securities by NebraskaLand National Bank as pledged to the Lincoln County Treasurer.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Deterding and Roethemeyer 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 Roethemeyer 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 appeared.

 

Motion by Deterding, seconded by Hewgley to approve the minutes regarding the Lincoln County Board of Equalization meeting held on February 21, 2012.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Deterding and Roethemeyer voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

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

 

There were no motor vehicle tax exemption applications.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Deterding to approve the waiver for Calvary Baptist Church to allow the County Assessor to make a recommendation on the requested tax exemption application.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Deterding and Roethemeyer voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

County Assessor, Julie Stenger, reported that the state is encouraging counties to look more closely at the exemption applications and there have been a few changes for this year.

 

2012 EXEMPTION APPLICATIONS

for Tax Exemption on Real and Personal Property by Qualifying Organizations

FORM 451

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Deterding to approve the real and personal property tax exemption applications numbered 1 through 101 as listed.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Deterding and Roethemeyer voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

REAL & PERSONAL PROPERTY – APPROVED BY ASSESSOR

1.            American Legion Post #208                                          Sutherland NE

2.            American Legion Post #279                                          Hershey NE

3.            Assembly of God Church                                              Maxwell NE

4.            Banner Methodist Church                                            Brady NE

5.            Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church                              North Platte NE

6.            Beck-Heath-Eisenhauer Post #213                           Wallace NE

7              Berean Fundamental Church of NP                          North Platte NE

8.            Berean Fundamental Church of Brady                    Brady NE

9.            Bethel Bible Conference Assoc.                                 Wellfleet NE

10.          Bethel Evangelical Free Church                                  North Platte NE

11.          Birthline                                                                               North Platte NE

12.          Bridge of Hope Child Advocacy Ctr                           North Platte NE

13.          Calvary Assembly of God Church                              North Platte NE

14.          Calvary Baptist Church                                                   North Platte NE

15.          Catholic Bishop of Linc Corp                                         North Platte NE

St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton

16.          Church of Christ                                                                North Platte NE

17.          Church of God                                                                   North Platte NE

18.          Church of Jesus Christ of LDS                                      North Platte NE

19.          Co-NE Dist of Wesleyan Church Inc.                         North Platte NE

20.          Community of Christ                                                      North Platte NE

21.          The Connection Homeless Shelter                           North Platte NE

22.          Creativeity Unlimited Arts Council                            North Platte NE

23.          First Assembly of God                                                    North Platte NE

24.          First Baptist Church of NP                                             North Platte NE

25.          First Christian Church                                                     North Platte NE

26.          First church of the Nazarene                                       North Platte NE

27.          First Evangelical Lutheran Church                                              North Platte NE

28.          First Presbyterian Church                                             Sutherland NE

29.          First United Methodist Church                                   North Platte NE

30.          Girl Scouts-Spirit of NE                                                   North Platte NE

31.          Grace Community Church                                            North Platte NE

32.          Grace Lutheran Church                                                 Sutherland NE

33.          Hershey Baptist Church                                                 Hershey NE

34.          Hershey Senior Citizens Inc.                                        Hershey NE

35.          Hope Baptist Church of Sutherland                          Sutherland NE

36.          Josiah Place Inc.                                                                                North Platte NE

37.          KS-NE Assoc of 7th Day Adventist                              North Platte NE

38.          Light House Four Square Church                                               North Platte NE

39.          Lincoln County Community Services                        North Platte NE

40.          Lincoln County Historical Society                               North Platte NE

41.          Maranatha Bible Camp Inc.                                          Maxwell NE

42.          Maranatha Camp Foundation                                     Maxwell NE

43.          Maria Evangelical Lutheran & Swedish                    Sutherland NE

Lutheran of Hershey

44.          Masonic Temple Craft Inc.                                           North Platte NE

45.          Messiah Lutheran Church                                            North Platte NE

46.          Midwest Latin Amer Dist Council                               North Platte NE

of the Assmb of God

47.          NE Ministerial Convention of Church                       North Platte NE

of God

48.          NE Ministerial Conv. of Church of God                    North Platte NE

49.          Nebraskaland Days Inc.                                                 North Platte NE

50.          NP Area Chamber of Commerce                                               North Platte NE

51.          North Platte Alano Club                                                                North Platte NE

52.          North Platte Baptist Church                                         North Platte NE

53.          NP Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses             North Platte NE

54.          North Platte Elks                                                              North Platte NE

55.          North Platte NE Hospital Corp                                    North Platte NE

56.          NP NE Hospital Corp                                                       North Platte NE

57.          NP KC Building Corp                                                        North Platte NE

58.          NP Opportunity Center of Handicapped                                North Platte NE

59.          Omaha Church Center Inc.                                           North Platte NE

60.          Our Lady Guadalupe Church                                       Sutherland NE

61.          Our Redeemer Lutheran Church                                               North Platte NE

62.          Overland Trails Council Boy Scouts                           North Platte NE

of America

63.          Platte Valley Christian Academy                                                North Platte NE

64.          Platte Valley Irrigation Dist.                                         Sutherland NE

65.          Presiding Bishop of Church of Jesus                         North Platte NE

Christ of LDS

66.          Rape/Domestic Abuse Program                                                North Platte NE

67.          Restoration Branch Church of Jesus Christ            North Platte NE

68.          Riverside Baptist Church                                               North Platte NE

69.          Sacred Heart Church                                                       Sutherland NE

70.          Salvation Army                                                                  North Platte NE

71.          St. Mary’s Church of Wallace                                      Wallace NE

72.          St. Patrick’s Catholic Schools                                       North Platte NE

73.          St. Patrick’s Church of NP                                             North Platte NE

74.          St. Patrick Church of NP                                                                North Platte NE

75.          St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church                       North Platte NE

76.          St. Williams Catholic Church                                         Curtis NE

77.          Sutherland Lions Club Inc.                                            Sutherland NE

78.          Sutherland Senior Center Inc.                                    Sutherland NE

79.          Sutherland United Methodist Church                     Sutherland NE

80.          Swedish Evangelical Mission Church                        Brady NE

81.          Thrift Center for Handicapped                                   North Platte NE

82           Tri-State Broadcasting Assn. Inc.                                               North Platte NE

83.          Tri-State Broadcasting Assoc. Inc. KJLT                    North Platte NE

84.          United Methodist Church of Brady                          Brady NE

85.          United Methodist Church                                            Hershey NE

86.          United Methodist Church                                            Wallace NE

87.          Valley Christian Church                                                  North Platte NE

88.          Village of Brady Municipal Facilities Corp               Brady NE

89.          Wallace Masonic Lodge                                                 Wallace NE

90.          Wellfleet Methodist Church                                        Wellfleet NE

91.          Westend Chapel                                                              North Platte NE

92.          Western NE Youth for Christ                                       North Platte NE

93.          Calvin A. Robinson ET AL-Trust                                   North Platte NE

Agmnt Jaycee’s Bldg Trust

94.          Church of Christ of NP                                                   North Platte NE

95.          PR Halligan’s American Legion Post #163               North Platte NE

96.          First Baptist Church                                                         Maxwell NE

97.          First Baptist Church                                                         Maxwell NE

98.          First Presbyterian Church                                             North Platte NE

99.          Episcopal Church of Our Savior                                   North Platte NE

100.        NP Conference of United Methodist                      Wallace NE

101.        St. Josephs Catholic Church Cemetery                    Curtis NE

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Deterding to approve the personal property tax exemption applications numbered 1 through 10 as listed.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Deterding and Roethemeyer voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

PERSONAL PROPERTY ONLY-APPROVED BY COUNTY ASSESSOR

1.            Community Connections                                              North Platte NE

2.            Diocese of GI                                                                     North Platte NE

3.            Goodwill Industries of Greater NE                            North Platte NE

4.            Goodwill Industries                                                         North Platte NE

5.            Keep NP & Lincoln County Beautiful                        North Platte NE

6.            Lutheran Family Services                                              North Platte NE

7.            People’s Family Health Service (WIC)                      North Platte NE

8.            People’s Family Health Service (Family                   North Platte NE

Planning)

9.            Legal Aid of NE                                                                  North Platte NE

10.          Consumer Credit Counseling Services of NE         North Platte NE

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Deterding to approve the partial tax exemption applications numbered 1 through 4 as listed.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Deterding and Roethemeyer voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

PARTIAL EXEMPTION APPROVED

1.            Veterans of Foreign Wars #1504                                               North Platte NE

2.            NP Lodge #551 Loyal Order of Moose                     North Platte NE

3.            Fraternal Order of Eagles #2839                                 North Platte NE

4.            Golden Spike Tower & Visitor Center                      North Platte NE

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Deterding to approve the personal property tax exemption application for Nebraska Specialty Network LLC dba Nebraska Heart Institute.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Deterding and Roethemeyer voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

PERSONAL PROPERTY – DISAPPROVED   NOW APPROVED BY COUNTY ASSESSOR

1.            NE Specialty Network LLC                                                             North Platte NE

DBA Nebraska Heart Institute

Julie received new information and she has now approved this application

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Deterding to disapprove the real and personal property tax exemption applications submitted by Wallace Teen Center, Heritage Baptist Church and St. Mary African Methodist

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

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Deterding to table the real and personal property tax exemption application submitted by D & N Event Center for further review.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Deterding and Roethemeyer voted “aye”.  Nays, none

 

DISAPPROVED  BY COUNTY ASSESSOR – REAL & PERSONAL PROPERTY

1.            Wallace Teen Center Inc.                                                              Wallace NE

2.            St Mary African Methodist Episcopal Church                        North Platte NE

3.            D & N Event Center                                                                         North Platte NE

4.            Heritage Baptist Church                                                                                North Platte NE

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Deterding to approve with penalties the real and personal property tax exemption applications for North Platte Community Day Care Center, Holy Spirit Catholic Church and Apostolic Worship Center.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Deterding and Roethemeyer voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

LATE FILINGS – APPROVED WITH PENALTIES BY COUNTY ASSESSOR – REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTIES

1.            North Platte Community Day Care Center            North Platte NE

2.            Holy Spirit Catholic Church                                                           North Platte NE

3.            Apostolic Worship Center                                                            North Platte NE

County Assessor, Julie Stenger was excused and Deputy County Assessor, Pat Collins was present.

 

The Lincoln County Board of Equalization adjourned at 10:10 A.M. and the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners reconvened.

 

Highway Supt., Jerry Hitchcock, told board members that Perrett Construction has approached the county as he would like to build a road in the future with access off of Highway 83 located in the SW ¼ of Section 2; Township 14 North, Range 30 West.  He did contact the Nebraska Dept. of Roads concerning this access and was told it would be easier to have a government entity apply.  There will be no cost to Lincoln County for the road or driveway access.  The road would have to be built to standards and the county would have to consider at that time if they would to accept the road or not.

 

Commissioner Deterding asked who would decide where the driveway would be located.

 

Hitchcock responded that is would be up to the state.

 

Mrs. Ziegler spoke in opposition to the request as there is no advantage to the county as it is a private individual and the time being spend on the process will be at the taxpayers’ expense.

 

Hitchcock replied that the time would be minimal.

 

Commissioner Hewgley commented that Perrett Construction had a number of trucks and /or other equipment and there might be some advantage as it would not interrupt the current traffic and would not be tearing up other roads.

 

Ziegler told board members that if this road is accepted in the future it will be a burden to taxpayers and again stated that he should be responsible for his own road and driveway.

 

Nancy Petes stated as well that the county should not be involved.  If a private individual wants a road he can do it himself.  You can get the application off the internet and this project is not on the One & Six Year Road Plan that was just adopted.

 

Hitchcock stated that was correct as it not a project that exists right now.

 

Bruce Richman commented that he owns the property that the road would go across.  He objected originally, but now that it is re-zoned it might be advantageous to him and the county to have a road.

 

County Board requested that the Highway Supt. obtain additional information on the application process before a decision is made.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Deterding to continue the matter concerning driveway access onto Highway 83 by Perrett Construction for one week.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Deterding and Roethemeyer voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Deb McCarthy, Clerk of District Court, reported that LB 669 is asking for the County Court and District Court to help each other if needed.  She feels that LB would be more advantageous for the smaller counties.  Both offices here are sufficiently staffed and they would like to opt out of the agreement.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Deterding to authorize the board chairman to draft and sign a letter to the proper individual stating there is already a good spirit of cooperation and Lincoln County will have things continue as they are and not enter into the agreement.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Deterding and Roethemeyer voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Approved the following claims presented for payment:

 

The meeting was adjourned at 11:10 A.M.

 

Advance notice and the agenda for the February 27, 2012 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 5, 2012 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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