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12-16-2019 Minutes

December 16, 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. Henry offered prayer. 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 Woodruff, seconded by Johnson to approve the minutes regarding the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meeting held on December 9, 2019. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

Motion by Henry, seconded by Weems 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 Henry, seconded by Weems to cancel the December 30, 2019 County Board of Commissioners and County Board of Equalization meetings. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

Motion by Weems, seconded by Woodruff to authorize the Clerk of District Court to electronically sign the sub-award agreement between NE DHHS and Lincoln County on behalf of the County for child support enforcement services. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Henry to receive and order filed the fee reports submitted by the Clerk of District Court and County Sheriff. 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 Johnson, seconded by Henry to approve the minutes regarding the Lincoln County Board of Equalization meeting held on December 9, 2019. 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 the certificates of correction and refund on homestead exemptions 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 Henry to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign the certificates of correction and refund on real estate as submitted by the County Assessor. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

The Lincoln County Board of Equalization adjourned at 9:20 A.M. and the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners reconvened.

 

Shannon Vanderheiden of West Central District Health Department and Jonathan Figliomeni with the State of Nebraska, who is an opioid abuse prevention program coordinator, made a presentation concerning a toxicology testing program.

 

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners received written comments from the Lincoln County Planning Commission on the proposed conservation easement on property owned by McWha Industries, Inc.

 

Commissioner Weems asked why two of the planning commission members voted against the conservation easement.

 

Judy Clark, Planning Director, responded that they don’t like that these conservation easements dictate what should be done forever with this land.

 

Motion by Weems, seconded by Woodruff to approve the Conservation Easement on proposed acquisition by Wetland America Trust, Inc. regarding conservation easement on property owned by McWha Industries, Inc., which is approximately 257.13 acres described as a tract of land being that part of the accretion ground surveyed by Bonita Edwards on December 30, 2008, all located in Section 2, Township 11 North, Range 26 Wet of the 6th P.M., Lincoln County, Nebraska. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

Motion by Weems, seconded by Woodruff to approve and adopt Resolution No. 2019-38, which (1) adopts the 2020 AMENDMENT TO THE LINCOLN COUNTY GENERAL ASSISTANCE AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM REGULATIONS/STANDARDS that go in effect on January 1, 2020; and (2) gives authority to the Chairman of this Board to enter this Board into a contract, titled – “AMENDMENT TO CONTRACT AMENDMENT,” with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

Motion by Weems, seconded by Johnson to approve that this Board again adopt Resolution No. 2019-38 in regards to giving authority to the Chairman of this Board to enter this Board into a contract, titled – “AMENDMENT TO CONTRACT AMENDMENT,” with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, which adopts the 2020 AMENDMENT TO THE LINCOLN COUNTY GENERAL ASSISTANCE AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM REGULATIONS/STANDARDS. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

Motion by Henry, seconded by Johnson to approve going into closed session at 10:30 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 Woodruff to go into open session at 10:47 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.

 

County Board members conducted a quarterly inspection of the Lincoln County Detention Center.

 

Approved the following claims as presented for payment:

General:

Ace                                                                     su                                                         271.90

Am Rd Crss                                                       se                                                         690.00

Ass Psych                                                         se                                                         250.00

Brrckmn,Dvs,Bzt                                              se                                                         690.00

Brlltt, Dgn,Trsh                                                 se                                                     10411.14

Brbkr CPA                                                         se                                                         393.75

CBS INC                                                             rt                                                          853.98

Cash-Wa                                                           su                                                         128.73

AS Cntrl Svs                                                    cont                                                        143.00

Cntry Lnk                                                           se                                                         880.60

Chrtr Com                                                          su                                                         142.95

C Durham                                                          se                                                       1650.00

ClkDC                                                                fee                                                      1295.00

Comm Conn                                                     grt                                                       5247.16

DAS St Acctg                                                  cont                                                        907.98

D McCarthy                                                       mi                                                         160.34

Dr Debs                                                             se                                                       1150.00

Eakes                                                                 su                                                       7135.20

ECCA Ctl                                                           se                                                           48.00

Fair Lw                                                               se                                                         250.00

Vstcs                                                                 cont                                                     1080.00

Galls                                                                   su                                                         143.63

Garrett Trs                                                         su                                                         560.75

G Petersen                                                       agr                                                      2819.00

BPH                                                                    se                                                         356.00

GP Hmcr Eq                                                      se                                                           14.00

Ideal                                                                   su                                                         192.33

JC’s AW                                                             su                                                           14.96

J Wright                                                             reb                                                             9.45

K Turnbull                                                         reb                                                           50.50

LC Att-PC                                                         reb                                                        493.40

LCSO-PC                                                          reb                                                        311.40

Ltl Csrs                                                               su                                                           27.75

Lwmns Auto                                                      re                                                          854.43

Menards                                                             su                                                         141.27

MIS                                                                      rt                                                          459.00

Midwst Con                                                     pstg                                                            6.65

ML&W                                                                se                                                         451.76

NACo                                                               dues                                                       726.00

NP Police                                                         cont                                                   10441.87

NP Tele                                                              se                                                         390.00

NWE                                                                   se                                                       1592.49

O’Reilly’s                                                           se                                                           54.82

Pathlgy                                                               se                                                           40.05

Pdrsn Lw                                                           se                                                       5650.00

Prdgy Sol                                                           su                                                       6746.04

PTC Lab                                                            se                                                         100.00

Jones Lw                                                           se                                                         500.01

LCSO                                                               fees                                                     2877.33

Shred-It                                                              se                                                         189.11

Snells                                                                 re                                                          456.29

Sqg Cln Wndw                                                  se                                                         528.00

Stnly Cnvrgnt                                                  cont                                                        525.00

Stericycle                                                           se                                                         176.39

Summit Fd                                                         se                                                     14153.37

T Fox                                                                  se                                                           50.75

US Bnk                                                               su                                                       5540.56

UNL-Exten                                                         mi                                                         275.38

UNL                                                                   reg                                                        100.00

UNL-IT                                                                rt                                                            91.04

Wte,McWha,Hng                                              se                                                       6342.00

Wstfld Pharm                                                    se                                                       3626.50

 

County Roads:

Blk Hls Engy                                                     se                                                         769.06

Cty NP                                                               su                                                     21101.15

Croell                                                                  su                                                     17044.54

DPPD                                                                 se                                                         454.09

Mnlli Wgnr                                                         se                                                       1314.20

Menards                                                             su                                                           16.35

Mdwst Elec                                                        se                                                         392.13

Miller Re                                                             re                                                            53.30

NP Do-It                                                             su                                                           68.95

Pathlgy                                                               se                                                           55.60

Paulsens                                                            su                                                     11351.11

RDO                                                                   re                                                          340.76

Twn Vly Comm                                                 eq                                                           41.25

US Bnk                                                               se                                                         352.73

WPCI                                                                  su                                                           64.50

Yant Eq                                                              eq                                                         194.00

 

Lodging Fund:

Allo                                                                     se                                                         339.19

Bst Wstrn+                                                        se                                                         720.00

Cl Cdy Crs                                                         grt                                                       1000.00

Culligan                                                              su                                                           33.50

Eakes                                                                 su                                                           13.37

C Gifford                                                            se                                                         125.00

Hskr Radio                                                        se                                                         300.00

Ideal                                                                   su                                                           64.82

Integrated                                                          su                                                         787.75

J Remus AC                                                      re                                                          692.14

KS Plus                                                               rt                                                        3500.00

Lamar Co                                                           rt                                                          600.00

LCHS Rodeo                                                    grt                                                         700.00

LNK Media                                                         rt                                                        1690.00

Maly Mktg                                                          se                                                       2483.33

Meyer Crtv                                                         se                                                           84.00

Miles Ptnrshp                                                    se                                                     10000.00

ML&W                                                                se                                                         318.04

N Veal                                                                se                                                         300.00

NE Hotel & Ldg                                              dues                                                       300.00

NSAA                                                                 se                                                       2964.00

NP Area RTS                                                    se                                                         175.00

NP Tele                                                              su                                                           36.79

NWE                                                                   se                                                           85.70

NSAE                                                                reg                                                           20.00

Presto-X                                                             se                                                           38.00

Probitas Promo                                                 se                                                         718.50

Sowders                                                             se                                                           75.00

Sports NE                                                          se                                                       1000.00

STR Inc                                                              se                                                       2200.00

US Bnk                                                               se                                                       5495.42

US Cell                                                               se                                                         470.89

Wellfleet CC                                                      grt                                                         500.00

Wex Bnk                                                            su                                                         260.52

 

Self-Funded Ins:

First Cncrd                                                        ins                                                       4432.90

 

Juvenile Fac:

Brlltt, Dgn,Trosh                                               se                                                       1615.19

Pederson Lw                                                     se                                                         150.00

Wte, McWha,Heng                                          se                                                         810.00

 

Building Fund:

NE Fire & Sfty                                                   eq                                                       1386.00

 

The meeting was adjourned at 11:55 A.M.

 

Advance notice and the agenda for the December 16, 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 December 13, 2019; and was also emailed to the media on December 13, 2019.

 

The agenda for the meetings to be held on Monday, December 23, 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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