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07-22-2019 Minutes

July 22, 2019

North Platte, Nebraska

 

Meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners. Present were Commissioners Joe Hewgley, Bill Henry, Kent Weems, Walt Johnson, Jerry Woodruff and County Clerk, Rebecca Rossell. Weems offered prayer. Hewgley called the meeting to order at 8:05 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 Johnson, seconded by Weems to approve the minutes regarding the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meeting held on July 15, 2019. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

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

 

Motion by Weems, seconded by Henry that the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners affirm the appointment of Shelli Franzen to perform the duties of the Lincoln County Treasurer, as described in Neb. Rev. Stat. §23-1603, until a successor is elected or appointed and qualified. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff 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.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Weems to approve the minutes regarding the Lincoln County Board of Equalization meeting held on July 15, 2019. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

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

 

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

Motion by Henry, seconded by Johnson to approve to accept the late filing of homestead exemption as submitted by Patricia Johnson. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Weems to approve to accept the late filing of homestead exemption as submitted by Jeannine Rhoades. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

The Lincoln County Board of Equalization recessed at 9:24 A.M. and the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners reconvened.

 

Conner Todd appeared to discuss the tort claim he filed for payment of medical bills while in the Detention Center.

 

Sheriff Kramer can provide documents concerning the medical care that was provided by the Detention Center to Mr. Conner.

 

Motion by Weems, seconded by Johnson to forward the claim to the County’s insurance carrier for further investigation. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

Motion by Weems, seconded by Johnson to accept the Maintenance Plan West State Farm Connection Trail – Non-Motorized Trail North Platte, NE. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted ‘aye”. Nays, none

 

Motion by Weems, seconded by Johnson to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign entering The county of Lincoln, in the State of Nebraska, the recipient, into an Escrow Agreement with Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation, the contributor, and Title Services of the Plain, LLC, the escrow agent, for the purpose of the Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation contributing matching funds to the Project known as “West State Farm Connection Trail”, if the County is awarded a grant for said project by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and the County accepts said grant. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

Motion by Weems, seconded by Woodruff to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign entering The county of Lincoln, in the State of Nebraska, into an agreement with Myers Construction for the “Lake Maloney Hiking and Biking Trail, Phase IV”. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Johnson to go into closed session at 10:00 A.M. concerning strategy session regarding imminent litigation and to protect attorney client privilege, which is clearly necessary to protect the public interest. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

Chairman Hewgley restated the motion for the closed session.

 

Motion by Henry, seconded by Johnson to go into open session at 10:36 A.M. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

Hear concerns from Elected Officials, Department Heads and their representative.

 

Approved the following claims as presented for payment:

 

General:

Acclrtd Rcvbl Sltns                                           se                                                       1125.00

Agri Cmptr                                                         se                                                       1517.51

A Speichert                                                       se                                                         940.00

Van Velson Lw                                                 se                                                         230.00

Appld Cncpts                                                    se                                                       3227.00

Awrds Pls                                                          se                                                           94.00

Brrckman,Dvs,Bzt                                            se                                                         880.00

B Rd Twng                                                        se                                                           85.00

Gg St Ind                                                           su                                                         159.60

B Boyer                                                              mi                                                           23.20

Brlltt,Dgn&Trshnsk                                           se                                                       9870.62

Brwns                                                                 ex                                                         272.00

Cptl Bsns                                                           se                                                         860.90

Csh Wa                                                              se                                                           47.68

Cntrl Fnc                                                            su                                                         471.06

Cntry Lnk                                                           se                                                         846.25

Chrtr Cmmnctns                                               su                                                         141.35

C Durham                                                          se                                                       2578.92

Clrk Dstrct Crt                                                   se                                                         393.00

Cmmnty Cnnctn                                              grnt                                                   29571.42

Cnsldtd Mngmnt                                               se                                                         103.02

C Rucker                                                           mi                                                         184.44

Dnk Emrgnc                                                      se                                                         609.77

D Miller                                                               mi                                                              2.90

DAS                                                                    se                                                         332.19

Dr Dbs                                                                se                                                       1220.00

Eks                                                                     su                                                       3148.47

ECCA                                                                 se                                                           48.00

Elltts Auto                                                          se                                                           67.20

FedEx                                                                 se                                                         201.05

Galls                                                                   ex                                                         114.79

Gvrnmnt Frms                                                   su                                                         145.25

GP Comm                                                         se                                                         317.81

GP Hlth                                                              se                                                         451.08

GP Mdcl                                                             se                                                           14.00

G4S                                                                    se                                                       4144.24

Hlth & Hmmn Srvcs                                         se                                                         528.00

Idl Lnn                                                                su                                                         221.02

JC’s                                                                    su                                                           14.96

J Reid Assoc                                                     se                                                         575.00

J Gosnell                                                           mi                                                           10.57

J Roberts                                                           mi                                                              5.22

K Florom                                                            se                                                         483.33

Kslr Plc Spply                                                   su                                                         234.69

Knbl Rfrgrtn                                                       se                                                           95.00

K Hoeft                                                               mi                                                         294.64

Lttl Csrs                                                             se                                                         116.55

Mdsn Ntnl Lf                                                     ins                                                         438.53

Mlcm,Nlsn&Wndrm                                          se                                                         645.68

Mly Mrktng                                                         se                                                       1230.00

Mpl Prk Dntl                                                      se                                                       1001.00

M Mckione                                                         se                                                         295.00

M Troshynski                                                   cont                                                     6375.00

Mnrds                                                                 su                                                         625.51

Mntzr                                                                  su                                                       1031.91

Mcrflm Imgng                                                    se                                                         336.42

Mdlnds Fmly Mdcn                                           se                                                           47.21

Mdwst Cnnct                                                   post                                                        275.00

Mdwst Strg                                                        su                                                         787.00

MIPS                                                                  su                                                       3226.14

Mncpl Lght&Wtr                                                se                                                         237.76

NE Sfty                                                              eq                                                         750.00

Nbrsklnd Tr                                                       su                                                         237.87

Nrflk Rgnl Cntr                                                  se                                                         270.00

NP Blltn                                                              se                                                         250.00

NP Fire                                                              eq                                                       2054.86

NP Tlgrph                                                          se                                                       1300.05

Nrthwstrn Enrgy                                               se                                                         748.91

NSA/POAN                                                       se                                                         525.00

Odn Clnl Chpl                                                   se                                                       1200.00

Pthlgy Srvcs                                                      se                                                         209.18

Pdrsn&Trshnsk                                                 se                                                     12900.00

Pnn Emblm                                                       ex                                                           29.22

Pplr Cr Wsh                                                       su                                                           95.75

R Schroeder                                                      se                                                       1200.00

R Aden                                                               mi                                                              2.32

Rsnbrg Ins                                                         se                                                           70.00

Scrty Eq                                                             su                                                         201.00

Svrs Suto                                                           se                                                         253.79

Cnty Shrff Fees                                                se                                                       2013.29

Lncln Cnty Shrff Ptty Csh                               su                                                           10.00

Shrwn Wllms                                                     su                                                           38.47

Shrd It                                                                se                                                         178.33

Snll                                                                     se                                                         578.02

Stnly Cnvrgnt scrty                                         cont                                                     1197.00

Spls                                                                    su                                                         805.83

Strcycl                                                                se                                                         176.39

Smmt Fd                                                            su                                                     27171.85

TO Hs                                                                 se                                                           19.74

T Stasser                                                           mi                                                         179.22

TC Engnrng                                                       se                                                     29575.00

Hm Dpo                                                             su                                                         772.29

Ttl Srvcs                                                             se                                                         165.00

Tdds Alnmnt                                                      se                                                           85.00

Ttl Fnds                                                              se                                                         300.00

US Bnk                                                               se                                                       9011.07

US Pstl                                                               se                                                         945.00

Unvrsty of NE                                                   mi                                                           14.43

UNL ITS                                                              rt                                                            91.04

USDA APHIS                                                    se                                                       5901.36

Vrzn                                                                    se                                                       1009.71

Wt,McWh&Hng                                                 se                                                     15227.20

Wthrcrft                                                              se                                                         586.00

Wstfld Phrmcy                                                  se                                                       3906.87

W Troshynski                                                  cont                                                     4500.00

Wex Bnk                                                            su                                                       5965.20

 

County Roads:

AT&T                                                                  se                                                         110.86

Blck Hlls Enrgy                                                 se                                                           39.79

B Boggs                                                            reb                                                           31.50

Crnhskr Intrntnl                                                 re                                                            58.30

Crll                                                                      su                                                     30189.89

DPPD                                                                 se                                                         205.58

Idl Lnn                                                                se                                                           52.48

Mdsn Ntnl Lf                                                     ins                                                           67.68

Mdwst Elctrc                                                     se                                                           89.96

NP Do It                                                             su                                                           26.40

Pthlgy Srvcs                                                      su                                                           57.80

Plsn                                                                     si                                                     25571.02

Plns Eq                                                               re                                                          354.63

US Bnk                                                               se                                                           30.06

WPCI                                                                  si                                                            96.75

Ynt Eq                                                                eq                                                         570.48

 

Ldging:

Allo                                                                     se                                                         357.44

Amrcn Bs Assoc                                               se                                                       1595.00

CTM                                                                   se                                                       1108.84

Cllgn                                                                   su                                                           85.55

Drmng Evnts                                                     su                                                         602.00

Hskr Rdio                                                           se                                                         200.00

Intgrtd                                                                 su                                                           19.00

KS Pls                                                                 rt                                                        3500.00

Lmr                                                                     se                                                         600.00

Lee Agri Md                                                       se                                                         999.00

Mdsn Ntnl Lf                                                     ins                                                             9.00

Mly Mrktng                                                         se                                                         420.00

Mdsprk                                                               se                                                     29840.00

Mdwst Cnnct                                                     se                                                       3000.00

Nbrsklnd Dys                                                contrib                                                 18000.00

NP Ar Chmbr                                                    eq                                                       5000.00

NP Tlgrph                                                          se                                                         559.68

Nrthwstrn Enrgy                                               se                                                           25.92

Rtry Clb of NP                                                   se                                                         175.00

Swdrs                                                                 se                                                           75.00

US Bnk                                                               se                                                       5570.35

Ultmt Bllrdng                                                     se                                                       2000.00

US Cllr                                                               se                                                         467.30

WNTC/OTCF                                                    se                                                     13999.37

Wx Bnk                                                              se                                                         214.44

 

Juvenile Facility

Pdrsn&Trshnsk                                                 se                                                         490.00

 

Building Fund:

Engnrd Cntrls                                                   eq                                                       3985.00

 

 

 

Recess as the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners at 10:45 A.M. and reconvene as the Lincoln County Board of Equalization.

 

Discuss and consider property valuation protests – Form 422.

 

Recess as the Lincoln County Board of Equalization at 12:05 P.M. and reconvene as the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners.

 

Hear concerns from Elected Officials, Department Heads and their representative.

 

Motion by Weems, seconded by Woodruff to approve the following claims as presented for payment:

 

Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners recessed at 12:06 P.M. and reconvened at 1:01 P.M. at the Lincoln County Department of Roads (2010 Rodeo Road) to discuss road issues then to do on-site road visits to: 1) Johnson Road from Weaver Heights north to the end: 2) Wagon Trail Road from South River for 1 ½ miles; 3) Miller School Road; and 4) Whispering Hills Road.

 

Highway Supt., Carla O’Dell, reported that the weather the last seven months has contributed to road issues. The department has re-built some roads this summer and they are starting to catch up.

 

Tony Armer of Mainelli & Wagner gave a presentation on roller compacted concrete pavement.

 

L-Tap gave some brief comments on the signage, safety and training offered to the road departments.

 

Commissioners asked about availability and how the training was conducted.

 

Carla introduced the Assistant Highway Supt. and three district road foremen.

 

Brian Glos, Assistant Highway Supt., reported they had discussed with L-Tap the possibility of doing some motor grader training for all the road department employees and bumping it up to this summer instead of waiting until fall.

 

No action was taken at this work session.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 5:00 P.M.

 

Advance notice and the agenda for the July 22, 2019 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 July 19, 2019; and was also emailed to the media on July 19, 2019.

 

The agenda for the meetings to be held on Monday, July 29, 2019 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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