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04-13-2020 Minutes

April 13, 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. Henry offered prayer. Henry called the meeting to order at 9:00 A.M.

 

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.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Johnson to approve the minutes regarding the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meeting held on April 6, 2020. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

Motion by Johnson, 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 Weems, seconded by Woodruff to receive and order filed the fee reports submitted by the County Clerk, Register of Deeds and the 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 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.

 

Motion by Weems, seconded by Johnson to approve the minutes regarding the Lincoln County Board of Equalization meeting held on April 6, 2020. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

No certificates of correction or refund submitted by the County Assessor.

 

2020 Exemption Applications

for Tax Exemption on Real and Personal Property by Qualifying Organizations

FORM 451

Motion by Weems, seconded by Hewgley to approve the real and personal property tax exemption applications numbered 1 through 95 as listed with the exception of #49 – Masonic Temple Craft Inc. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

REAL & PERSONAL PROPERTY – APPROVED BY ASSESSOR

  1. American Legion-P.R. Halligan’s Post #163 North Platte
  2. American Legion Post #208 Sutherland
  3. American Legion Post #213 Wallace
  4. American Legion Post 279 Hershey
  5. Banner Methodist Church Brady
  6. Banner Episcopal Church Gothenburg
  7. Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church North Platte
  8. Berean Fundamental Church North Platte
  9. Berean Fundamental Church DBA Brady Comm Brady
  10. Bethel Bible Conference Assn. Wellfleet
  11. Bethel Evangelical Free Church North Platte
  12. Birthline Womans Resource North Platte
  13. Bridge of Hope Child Advocacy Center North Platte
  14. Calvary Baptist North Platte
  15. Catholic Bishop Linc Corp North Platte
  16. Walker Rd Church of Christ North Platte
  17. Cornerstone Church North Platte
  18. Cross of Christ Revival North Platte
  19. Episcopal Church of Our Savior North Platte
  20. First Baptist Church of NP North Platte
  21. First Baptist Church of Maxwell Maxwell
  22. First Christian Church North Platte
  23. First Evangelical Lutheran Church North Platte
  24. Girl Scouts Spirit of NE North Platte
  25. Grace Lutheran Church Sutherland
  26. Creativity Unlimited Arts North Platte
  27. D & N Event Center North Platte
  28. Evangelical Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer North Platte
  29. First Assembly of God North Platte
  30. First Church of the Nazarene North Platte
  31. First Presbyterian Church Sutherland
  32. First United Methodist Church North Platte
  33. First United Presbyterian Church North Platte
  34. Grace Community Church North Platte
  35. Harvest Christian Fellowship North Platte
  36. Hershey Baptist Church Hershey
  37. Hershey Senior Citizens Hershey
  38. Hershey United Methodist Church Hershey
  39. Holy Spirit Catholic Church North Platte
  40. Hope Baptist Church Sutherland
  41. Hope Embraced Inc. North Platte
  42. Josiah Place – Omaha Church Center Inc. Omaha
  43. KS-NE Association of Seventh-day Adventist North Platte
  44. Lincoln County Historical Society North Platte
  45. Lutheran Family Services of NE Inc Omaha
  46. Maranatha Bible Camp Inc. Maxwell
  47. Maranatha Camp Foundation North Platte
  48. Maranatha Ministries Foundation North Platte               
  49. Masonic Temple Craft Inc. North Platte
  50. Messiah Lutheran Church. North Platte
  51. Nebraska Ministerial Convention of Church of God North Platte
  52. Nebraskaland Days Inc. North Platte
  53. North Platte Alano Club North Platte
  54. North Platte Area Habitat for humanity North Platte
  55. North Platte Baptist Church North Platte
  56. North Platte Baptist Church North Platte
  57. North Platte Baptist Church North Platte
  58. North Platte Catholic Schools North Platte
  59. NP Catholic School Endowment North Platte
  60. NP Area Chamber & Development Corp North Platte
  61. NP Community Day Care North Platte
  62. NP Community Playhouse North Platte
  63. NP Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses North Platte
  64. North Platte Jaycees North Platte
  65. NP KC Building Corp North Platte
  66. NP NE Hospital Corporation Inc. North Platte
  67. NP NE Hospital Corporation Inc. North Platte
  68. NP Opportunity Center North Platte
  69. NP Opportunity Center North Platte
  70. Our Lady of Guadelupe Catholic Church Hershey
  71. Overland Trails Council-Boy Scouts of America Grand Island
  72. Rape/Domestic Abuse Program North Platte
  73. Restoration Branch Church of Jesus Christ North Platte
  74. Riverside Baptist Church North Platte
  75. Sacred Heart Church of Sutherland Sutherland
  76. St Mary’s Church of Wallace Wallace
  77. St Patrick’s Catholic Church North Platte
  78. St Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church North Platte
  79. St. Williams Catholic Church Curtis
  80. Sutherland Lions Club Inc Sutherland
  81. Sutherland Senior Center Inc. Sutherland
  82. Sutherland United Methodist Sutherland
  83. The Connection Homeless Shelter North Platte
  84. The Salvation Army North Platte
  85. The Salvation Army North Platte
  86. The Salvation Army North Platte
  87. Thrift Center for the Handicapped Inc North Platte   
  88. Tri State Broadcasting Assn. Inc. North Platte
  89. United Methodist Church Wallace
  90. Valley Christian Church North Platte   
  91. Swedish Lutheran of Hershey Hershey
  92. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Salt Lake City UT
  93. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Salt Lake City UT
  94. Veterans of Foreign Wars North Platte
  95. Wallace Community Church Wallace

Motion by Weems, seconded by Hewgley to approve the tax exemption application #49 – Masonic Temple Craft Inc. as recommended by the County Assessor. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none. Johnson abstained.

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Woodruff to approve the partial tax exemption applications numbered 1 through 9 as listed with the exception of #6 – NP Lodge #551 Loyal Order of Moose. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

PARTIAL EXEMPTION APPROVED

  1. Fraternal Order of Eagles #2839 North Platte
  2. Fur the Love of Paws Inc. North Platte
  3. Golden Spike Tower & Visitor Center North Platte
  4. Mid NE Medical Ventures North Platte
  5. New Life Assembly Kearney
  6. NP Lodge #551 Loyal Order of Moose North Platte
  7. North Platte Lodge #985 BPOE (Elks) North Platte
  8. NP NE Hospital Corp Inc. North Platte
  9. Svea-Dal Evangelical Vocenant Church Inc Brady

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Woodruff to approve the partial exemption for NP Lodge #551 Loyal Order of Moose as recommended by the County Assessor. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Henry, Woodruff and Johnson voted “aye”. Nays, none. Weems abstained.

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Johnson to approve the personal property tax exemption applications numbered 1 through 7 as listed. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

PERSONAL PROPERTY ONLY – APPROVED BY COUNTY ASSESSOR

  1. Community Connections North Platte
  2. Goodwill Industries of Greater NE North Platte
  3. Keep NP Lincoln County Beautiful North Platte
  4. Legal Aid of NE North Platte
  5. Nebraskaland Days Foundation North Platte
  6. Peoples Family Health Serv North Platte
  7. The Physicians Network North Platte

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Hewgley to deny the tax exemption application submitted by Hebrew Torah Center of North Platte as recommended by the County Assessor. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Weems to approve the late filing of tax exemption applications numbered 1 & 2 with late filing penalties assessed. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

LATE FILINGS

  1. Apostolic Worship Center North Platte
  2. International Church of the Foursquare Gospel             North Platte

 

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

 

Rich DeFreece explained his tort claim for damage to his vehicle.

 

Commissioner Hewgley asked if he used the alternate route and commented that it is normally in better shape.

 

DeFreece replied that he did not feel the alternate route was in any better shape as kids tear it up.

 

Commissioner Woodruff stated that the alternate route (canal road) has aggregate to fill in low spots. This road is not always in good shape.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Hewgley to table the tort claim filed by Rich & Beth DeFreece and submit it to the county’s insurance carrier. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Weems to enter into an agreement with Mainelli Wagner & Associates, Inc. for Bridge Replacement CBMP project (O’Fallon Bridge) and authorize the Chairman to sign. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

Weekly update by Brandon Myers of Region 51 Emergency Management on COVID-19.

 

Judy Clark, Lincoln County Planning Director, appeared to comment that planning staff had no objection to the application filed by Byron Perkins and Dave Colvin. It will divide the home site from the other agricultural property.

 

Motion by Weems, seconded by Johnson to approve an application by Byron Perkins, owner, and Dave Colvin, purchaser, for Wagon Trail Administrative Subdivision located at 1618 North Wagon Trail Road. The property is located in a TA-1 agricultural district and described as part of the N ½ of the NE ¼ of Lots 3 and 4, Section 33, Township 14 North, Range 31 West of the 6th P.M., Lincoln County, Nebraska. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

Rebecca Rossell, Lincoln County Clerk/Election Commissioner gave an update on the 2020 Primary Election. Due to the COVID-19 they have had historic early voting ballot requests, in person early voting has been suspended and she is short a large number of poll workers for Election Day at this point. The City of North Platte is going to be combined into two large venues for poll worker management. The rural precincts are also short poll workers and she will have to determine what needs to be done if these areas if she does not get volunteers.

 

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

 

Approved the following claims as presented for payment:

 

The meeting was adjourned at 11:52 A.M.

 

Advance notice and the agenda for the April 13, 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 April 10, 2020; and was also emailed to the media on April 10, 2020.

 

The agenda for the meetings to be held on Monday, April 20, 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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