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01-06-2020 Minutes

January 6, 2020

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. Woodruff 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 Johnson, seconded by Henry to approve the minutes regarding the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meeting held on December 23, 2019. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

Motion by Henry, 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 Henry, seconded by Weems to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign the contract with Adams Construction Co. for the South River Road Project C-56(1510). Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

Chairman Hewgley excused himself from the next agenda due to a conflict of interest.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Johnson to approve and authorize Vice Chairman Henry to sign the Closing Documents for $4,700,000 Limited Tax County Building Bonds, Series 2020. Upon roll call vote Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none. Hewgley abstained.

 

Motion by Weems, seconded by Woodruff to receive and order filed the fee report submitted by the County Clerk. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Woodruff to elect Kent Weems as Lincoln County Board Chairman for 2020. No roll call was taken.

 

Following discussion, a motion was made by Woodruff and seconded by Weems to elect Bill Henry as the Lincoln County Board Chairman for 2020. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

Motion by Henry, seconded by Woodruff to elect Kent Weems as Lincoln County Board Vice Chairman for 2020. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

 

 

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

 

Chairman Henry 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, Shelli Franzen.

 

Motion by Weems, seconded by Woodruff to elect Bill Henry as Lincoln County Board of Equalization Chairman for 2020. Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Woodruff to elect Kent Weems as Lincoln County Board of Equalization Vice Chairman for 2020. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Johnson to approve the minutes regarding the Lincoln County Board of Equalization meeting held on December 23, 2019. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

Motion by Weems, seconded by Woodruff to approve 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.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Johnson to approve the certificates of correction and 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 Hewgley, seconded by Weems to approve the motor vehicle tax exemption applications submitted by Maria Evangelical Church and North Platte Baptist Church as recommended for approval by the County Treasurer. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

Motion by Weems, seconded by Johnson to approve the motor vehicle tax exemption application by Great Plains Health as recommended for approval by the County Treasurer. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Woodruff to approve the motor vehicle tax exemption application by Goodwill Industries of Greater Nebraska as recommended for approval by the County Treasurer. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Hewgley to approve the motor vehicle tax exemption application by Maranatha Bible Camp as recommended for approval by the County Treasurer. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

The Lincoln County Board of Equalization adjourned at 9:35 A.M. and the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners reconvened.

 

Judy Clark, Lincoln County Planning Director, stated that planning staff had no objections to the following application for Jeffrey Fjords Administrative Subdivision.

 

Commissioner Hewgley questioned the CNPPID original deed line that the house crosses on the site plan.

 

Clark replied that the surveyor would have made CNPPID aware of this when they did the survey.

 

Motion by Weems, seconded by Johnson to approve the application by John and Jane Knippenberg for Jeffrey Fjords Administrative Subdivision located at 19582 South Sea Street on property described as Lot 2, Jeffrey Fjords Estates 2 and Lot 2, Jeffrey Lake First Replat in the NW ¼ of Section 4, Township 11 North, Range 27 West 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 Johnson to set January 21, 2020 at 9:30 A.M. for public hearing concerning the continuation of electing the County Surveyor in Lincoln County, Nebraska. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

Discussion was held with Eakes Office Plus employees (Kevin Hafer/ Renee Hill) and Shelli Franzen, County Treasurer, concerning various invoices dating from July, 2019 through December, 2019 for the purchase of office furniture and various office supplies.

 

Franzen stated that the credits come through the Grand Island office and there were some issues so she had requested the invoices to go back that far in 2019 to the original purchases.

 

Commissioner Hewgley asked about Eakes billing policy.

 

Hafer responded that invoices are due ten days after the 1st of the month and statements usually go out around the 1st. He commented that on this account there had been double payments and credits.

 

Deputy County Attorney, Joe Wright, reminded the County Board that about the Purchasing Act and the amounts that a county official or department head can purchase without formal bids. Sellers have to assume that the person purchasing the items or services has the authority to do so.

 

Commissioner Weems asked about the $1800 delivery fee and the $400 design fee.

 

Hafer reported that in the original quote these fees were included. The delivery fee also included installation.

 

Commissioner Weems asked the moving forward with any county offices that the billing be prompt.

 

Motion by Weems, seconded by Woodruff to approve the claim to Eakes Office Plus in the amount of $22,278.93 for the County Treasurer. 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:

Adms & Swnsn FH                                           se                                                         185.61

Algnt Crghtn                                                      se                                                         628.00

A VanVelson                                                     se                                                       1972.80

B Meyer                                                            pse                                                        300.00

B Barker Co                                                      su                                                         375.28

CBS                                                                 agree                                                      214.00

Chrtr Comm                                                      se                                                         137.98

Cty Drctry                                                          ex                                                         173.00

Clk of Dist Crt Asso                                       dues                                                         50.00

Cst/Cst Comp Pro                                            su                                                         270.00

Colfer,Wd,Lyns                                                 se                                                       1780.00

Comm Inv Se                                                     rt                                                          375.00

C Chrisman                                                      pse                                                          11.54

D Hild                                                                pse                                                          34.68

CAS St Acct                                                    cont                                                        204.30

D Collins                                                           pse                                                        168.00

D Moore                                                            pse                                                          11.54

D Seerley                                                         pse                                                          23.04

D oschnser                                                       pse                                                          23.08

Dr Debs                                                             se                                                         100.00

Eakes                                                                 su                                                     28022.49

E Krone Jr                                                        pse                                                          17.34

E Pace                                                              pse                                                        300.00

E Torres                                                            pse                                                        252.00

Fairfield-K                                                         ldg                                                      2029.77

Frst Concrd                                                       ex                                                         157.50

F Fleecs                                                            pse                                                          57.70

G Burke                                                            pse                                                          34.68

Glblstr                                                                 se                                                         103.82

G4S                                                                    se                                                       1741.20

H Vogt                                                                mi                                                         523.74

Hmtwn Lsg                                                        ex                                                         235.35

Ideal                                                                   su                                                         192.33

I Rockwell                                                         pse                                                        300.00

J Babcock Jr                                                    pse                                                          80.76

Janssen                                                             re                                                          169.52

J Wilson                                                            pse                                                          11.52

J Woodruff                                                         mi                                                         254.62

J Orr                                                                   mi                                                           37.12

K Kostman                                                       pse                                                          11.54

K Dailey                                                            pse                                                          23.08

K Nansel                                                           fee                                                           20.00

L Hagert                                                            fee                                                           20.00

Lindemyr Lw Of                                              cont                                                     9290.00

M Jones                                                            pse                                                        168.00

M Benzel                                                          pse                                                          57.70

Menards                                                             su                                                         281.95

MIPS                                                                  se                                                       8492.29

Morrs Rptg                                                        se                                                         202.05

ML&W                                                                se                                                     11598.00

M Morris                                                           pse                                                          11.54

N Trofholz                                                        pse                                                          46.16

NP Tele                                                              ex                                                         331.55

NWE                                                                   se                                                         194.98

Pathlgy                                                               se                                                           78.00

Prkns Cnty EM                                                 ex                                                         294.54

R Saner                                                             mi                                                         120.65

R Schroeder                                                      se                                                         500.00

Rdfield                                                                su                                                       1417.79

Regi on II                                                           ex                                                     33243.92

R Gibbons                                                        pse                                                          92.32

R O’Neill                                                           pse                                                          34.68

Rsnbrg Ins                                                        Ins                                                      1105.00

R Newton                                                         pse                                                          92.32

Sheriff’s Fees                                                  fees                                                        801.54

Shrwn Wllms                                                     su                                                           32.06

SHI                                                                     su                                                         386.00

S Patterson                                                      fee                                                           20.00

Snells                                                                 re                                                          719.88

S Johnson                                                        pse                                                          46.16

Staples                                                               su                                                           78.32

Summit Fd                                                         ex                                                       8601.38

T Stasser                                                           mi                                                         113.68

Home Dept                                                        su                                                         821.52

T Hagert                                                            fee                                                           20.00

Title                                                                    ex                                                         165.00

Total Fnds                                                       pstg                                                        300.00

Unitech                                                               su                                                         210.00

US Cellular                                                        ex                                                         538.70

Vanguard Apprsls                                            se                                                     20305.00

Verizon                                                               se                                                         388.14

Waite,McWha                                                   se                                                       2954.45

Walmart                                                             su                                                         333.27

Wex Bnk                                                            su                                                       5439.50

 

County Roads:

DPPD                                                                 se                                                         166.02

Cnsldtd                                                               se                                                         613.41

McCk PPD                                                         se                                                         185.77

Menards                                                             su                                                         393.97

ML&W                                                                se                                                         580.04

NWE                                                                   se                                                         325.63

V of Brdy                                                            se                                                           83.82

 

Juvenile Facility

A Van Velson                                                    se                                                         480.55

 

December Payroll   $729,701.26

 

The meeting was adjourned at 11:00 A.M.

 

Advance notice and the agenda for the January 6, 2020 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 January 3, 2020; and was also emailed to the media on January 3, 2020.

 

The agenda for the meetings to be held on Monday, January 13, 2020 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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