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September 8, 2015 Minutes

September 8, 2015

North Platte, Nebraska

Meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners. Present were Commissioners Duane Deterding, Bill Henry, Joe Hewgley and County Clerk, Rebecca Rossell. Deterding 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 Henry, seconded by Deterding to approve the minutes regarding the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meeting held on August 31, 2015. Upon roll call vote Deterding, Henry and Hewgley voted “aye”. Nays, none.    

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

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

Motion by Deterding, seconded by Henry to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign the right of way permit submitted by Knapp Electric. Upon roll call vote Deterding, Henry 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, Julie Stenger appeared as well as County Treasurer, Sue Fleck.

Motion by Deterding, seconded by Henry to approve the minutes regarding the Lincoln County Board of Equalization meeting held on August 31, 2015. Upon roll call vote Deterding, Henry and Hewgley voted “aye”. Nays, none.

Motion by Henry, seconded by Deterding to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign the certificates of correction or refund submitted by the County Assessor on real property. Upon roll call vote Deterding, Henry and Hewgley voted “aye”. Nays, none.

Motion by Deterding, seconded by Henry to approve the motor vehicle tax exemption applications submitted by North Platte Opportunity Center and recommended for approval by the County Treasurer. Upon roll call vote Deterding, Henry and Hewgley voted “aye”. Nays, none.

Motion by Henry, seconded by Deterding to approve the motor vehicle tax exemption applications submitted by Community Action Partnership and North Platte Catholic Schools as recommended for approval by the County Treasurer. Upon roll call vote Deterding, Henry and Hewgley voted “aye”. Nays, none.

The Lincoln County Board of Equalization adjourned at 9:25 A.M. and the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners reconvened.        

Motion by Deterding, seconded by Henry to approve the appointment of Carla O’Dell as the Lincoln County Highway Supt. to fill the position, due to the retirement of the current Highway Supt., Jerry Hitchcock, who will retire on September 18, 2015. Upon roll call vote Deterding, Henry and Hewgley voted “aye”. Nays, none.

Judy Clark, Planning Director and Deputy County Attorney, Joe Wright, reported that LB 140 has new regulations concerning airport zoning. They are asking the Lincoln County Planning Commission to also be appointed as the Airport Zoning Commission.

Motion by Deterding, seconded by Henry to approve the appointment of the Lincoln County Planning Commission as the “Airport Zoning Commission” to recommend the boundaries of the various zones to be established and the regulations to be adopted therefore concerning initial zoning of any airport hazard area under the Airport Zoning Act. Upon roll call vote Deterding, Henry and Hewgley voted “aye”. Nays, none.

Approved the following claims as presented for payment:

The meeting was adjourned at 10:22 A.M.

Advance notice and the agenda for the September 8, 2015 board meetings were sent to the county board and all others requesting the same. Advance public notice (includes agenda) of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meeting and the Lincoln County Board of Equalization meeting was posted at the Lincoln County Courthouse, City Hall and the Lincoln County website on September 4, 2015; and was also emailed to the media on September 4, 2015.

The agenda for the meetings to be held on September 14, 2015 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 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 at the Lincoln County Courthouse in the Commissioners Room at 9:15 A.M.

                                                                        Rebecca J. Rossell

                                                                        Lincoln County Clerk

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