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04-27-2020 Minutes

April 27, 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. 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 Johnson, seconded by Weems to approve the minutes regarding the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meeting held on April 20, 2020. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

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

 

Motion by Weems, seconded by Johnson to authorize the Chairman to sign the three year participation agreement with NACO Benefit Services VSP Vision Block. 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 Woodruff to approve the minutes regarding the Lincoln County Board of Equalization meeting held on April 20, 2020. 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 submitted by the County Assessor on personal property. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

The Lincoln County Board of Equalization adjourned at 9:17 A.M. and the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners reconvened.

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

 

Quarterly report by Region 51 Emergency Management Director, Brandon Myers for quarter ending March 31, 2020.

 

A public hearing was opened at 9:55 A.M. on the application by Old Depot Vineyard & Winery, LLC, Brady, NE for a Class Y Farm Winery Liquor License.

 

The four owners, Jason & Sharon Axthelm and Jeff & Necole Miller appeared to answer

any questions and explain their vision for the business.

 

Sheriff Kramer had no objections to the application per his email.

 

No other public comments were received.

 

The public hearing was closed at 10:01 A.M.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Weems to adopt Resolution No. 2020-15 for favorable action on the application of Old Depot Vineyard & Winery, LLC, Brady, Nebraska, for a Class Y Farm Winery Liquor License as submitted. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

The Cattle Growers Road project was discussed.

 

Commissioner Weems told board members that he had asked the Highway Supt. to also look at including limestone as part of the bid process for this project.

 

Highway Supt., Carla O’Dell, asked board members for direction on what they wanted to do regarding the granite and limestone for the top surface. She also gave them an email she had received from TC Engineering Inc. with his opinion on the best product to use. She reported that the test section with the dirty millings in the base is holding up well.

 

Commissioner Woodruff asked how difficult it would be to work the top surface.

 

Assistant Highway Supt., Brian Glos, commented that he has questions as well as to how hard it will be to maintain this surface with a motor grader in the future.

 

Commissioner Woodruff stated it would probably also depend on the thickness of the top layer. He is concerned about grading it if it gets too hard.

 

Commissioner Johnson reported that he had asked about getting crushed river rock but nobody in this area has a crusher. It would have been a lot less expensive if it was possible.

 

Commissioner Weems asked when and where the road department would want the product delivered for efficiency. He questioned if a 90 day window would be practical.

 

O’Dell replied that the county would get a better price with the 11,000 tons. That amount would only be for the project and would not leave any extra for future maintenance. They could work the project into the 2020-2021 road budget with the 90 day time frame.

 

Commissioner Johnson requested that they look at the difference in cost if we stockpile it in different locations.

 

O’Dell clarified with the County Board that the bid specifications should read granite and/or limestone.

 

Commissioner Hewgley asked if there were specifications on crushed granite and limestone.

 

O’Dell replied that she had received some from T C Engineering.

 

Commissioner Johnson suggested looking into the cost of a crusher for river rock which might be more economical.

 

Motion by Weems, seconded by Johnson to set May 26, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. to accept bids for granite and/or limestone for the Cattle Growers Road project. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

2020 Primary Election update by Rebecca J. Rossell, Lincoln County Clerk/Election Commissioner.

 

Motion by Weems, seconded by Hewgley to go into closed session at 10:45 A.M. 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 Henry restated the motion for the closed session.

 

Motion by Weems, seconded by Johnson to go into open session at 10:55 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:

AT&T                                                                  se                                                           49.38

A/S Fnrl Hm                                                      se                                                       1016.00

AMI LLC                                                             se                                                         500.00

A Speichert                                                       se                                                       1320.00

BDT&B LO                                                        se                                                       7608.15

CBS                                                                    se                                                         235.43

Cass Cnty Shrf                                                 se                                                              5.44

Ctrl NE Crmtn                                                   se                                                       3192.00

C Neal                                                                se                                                              7.89

D & N Evt Ctr                                                     rt                                                        1250.00

DEKOM                                                             se                                                       7892.45

Dell                                                                     su                                                           35.19

Eakes                                                                 su                                                         459.50

ECCA                                                                 se                                                           48.00

Exp Arrow                                                          se                                                         245.00

G Petersen                                                         rt                                                        2819.00

GPC                                                                   su                                                         226.91

G4S                                                                    se                                                       1741.20

Hintons                                                               se                                                           67.50

Huebners                                                           se                                                         441.32

J Orr                                                                   ex                                                         138.00

K Rssll                                                                ex                                                         237.00

K Florom                                                            se                                                         374.99

KNPLCB                                                          cont                                                     1200.00

CSE-PC                                                             se                                                           41.45

Ltl Csrs                                                               ex                                                           33.30

Mdsn Lf                                                             ins                                                         434.88

Mxms Inc                                                           se                                                       3400.00

Mnrds                                                                 se                                                         288.03

Mntzr Oil                                                            su                                                           46.51

Mdwst Con                                                        se                                                           19.37

ML&W                                                                se                                                       5232.31

NE IFS                                                               se                                                       2000.00

NPPS                                                               cont                                                     2000.00

NP Tlgrph                                                          se                                                         508.72

P Heng                                                               se                                                       4282.90

Phlps CS                                                           se                                                           18.00

Rec Ulm                                                             su                                                           22.85

Rd Wllw CS                                                       se                                                           82.83

S Rssll                                                                ex                                                         237.00

SHI Intl                                                               eq                                                         368.00

Sqge Cln                                                            se                                                         608.00

Stpls                                                                   su                                                         344.67

S White                                                              ex                                                         468.00

T Fox                                                                  se                                                           70.00

T Rssll                                                                ex                                                           24.00

Uline                                                                   eq                                                         555.80

UNL IT                                                                rt                                                            91.04

US Cell                                                               se                                                           95.02

Vrzn                                                                    su                                                           59.04

Viaero                                                                 se                                                         196.64

WM                                                                     su                                                         254.18

Wst Ctrl Agg                                                   contr                                                     2730.00

Wd&Atkn                                                           se                                                       4948.00

 

County Roads:

AT&T                                                                  se                                                           47.91

Mdsn Lf                                                             ins                                                           73.08

Mntzr Oil                                                            su                                                       2744.05

Lodging

Mdsn Lf                                                             ins                                                             9.00

 

Juvenile Fund:

BDT&B Lw                                                         se                                                           60.00

 

The meeting was adjourned at 11:37 A.M.

 

Advance notice and the agenda for the April 27, 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 24, 2020; and was also emailed to the media on April 24, 2020.

 

The agenda for the meetings to be held on Monday, May 4, 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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