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05-04-2020 Minutes

May 4, 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. Johnson 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 27, 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 Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none. Hewgley abstained due to a possible conflict of interest with one of the claims.

 

Motion by Weems, seconded by Woodruff to accept the resignation of Deb McCarthy from the Lincoln County HIPAA Steering Committee effective May 4, 2020. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Johnson to authorize the Chairman to sign the rental agreements for the Wallace American Legion Hall for the 2020 Elections. 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 27, 2020. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Weems 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 9:18 A.M. and the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners reconvened.

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

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Hewgley to settle with Jeremy D. Hill in regards to the guardian ad litem fees due and owing (including costs & interest) to “The county of Lincoln” by Jeremy Hill, Case No. CI 99-135, in the District Court of Lincoln County, Nebraska, in the amount of $1,100.00, upon the cashier check clearing before May 18, 2020. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

Public hearing was opened at 10:01 A.M. on the manager application of William J. Peers for Lake Maloney Golf Course Inc. located at 608 Birdie Lane, North Platte, NE. Lake Maloney Golf Course Inc. currently has a Class I Beer On-Sale Only Liquor License.

 

William Peers introduced himself and gave a brief work history.

 

No online comments were received.

 

Public hearing was closed at 10:05 A.M.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Woodruff to approve the manager application of William J. Peers for Lake Maloney Golf Course Inc. located at 608 Birdie Lane, North Platte, NE. Lake Maloney Golf Course Inc. currently has a Class I Beer On-Sale Only Liquor License, License No. I – 097927. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

Sheriff Kramer sent an email stating he had no objections to the liquor license applications submitted by Big Red Liquor for two upcoming events.

 

County Board asked applicant if they were still looking at the dates requested for the bull riding event of May 22 & May 23. She replied yes.

 

The County Sheriff would have to be called to enforce the DHM.

 

Commissioner Weems encouraged them to be within the CDC guidelines.

 

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Woodruff to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign a special designated liquor license submitted by Big Red Liquor for a bull riding event to be held on May 22 & 23, 2020 at North Platte Livestock Auction however it does not include the alternate date of August 15, 2020. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

No action was taken on the special designated liquor license submitted by Beg Rid Liquor for a wedding reception to be held on May 30, 2020 at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds at the applicant’s request. Application will be returned to the applicant along with the check if we have one for the license. Applicant will need to reapply.

 

Discussed additional fencing concerning the South River Road Reconstruction project requested by the land owner.

 

Brock Wurl, legal counsel and Chase Dodson, land manager appeared on behalf of the land owners. They reported that the fence had been partially removed. They would like the fence to be moved back to the north edge to keep trespassers out. The current fencing material could be re-used.

 

Commissioner Henry asked why it was on the county right of way.

 

Dodson replied that the fence pre-existed the road.

 

Commissioner Hewgley commented that according to the records the road had been there since the late 1890’s.

 

Commissioner Woodruff reported the only new material needed would be a new H Brace and he felt the county road consumed the fence.

 

Commissioner Hewgley said we would need to move the fence 10 feet to the north as long as the fence is on the proper right of way.

 

Commissioner Woodruff stated the utility pole might be on the right of way line.

 

O’Dell replied that utilities do normally set on the back of the county right of way but she would have to review.

 

Commissioner Weems stated his concern was that it be done correctly.

 

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Weems to approve the additional fencing with the use of all existing materials except an H-brace to be placed on the existing right of way.

 

Commissioner Hewgley clarified it will be on the north edge of the county right of way.

 

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

 

Presentation of construction plan and timeline by Carla O’Dell, Lincoln County Highway Supt., on the Cattle Growers Road Project. She reported that specs are ready to go. She is suggesting delivery to be completed in 180 days after the bid is accepted. This gives the Road Dept. time to get the base set and gives them some flexibility.

 

Commissioner Hewgley asked if the delivery bid rates were for several different dates.

 

Commissioner Henry expressed concern about losing what the county had done so far if there is no cap on it.

 

Brian Glos, Assistant Hwy Supt., replied that there is a gravel cap on it now and it should be stable.

 

Commissioner Woodruff questioned if they were planning on doing the whole project this summer.

 

Glos responded that they would like to get as far as they can, at least to the Garfield Table road.

 

O’Dell confirmed that the bid specs would be for delivery to two (2) different sites.

 

County Board directed the Highway Supt. to proceed with the plan as presented.

 

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

 

Approved the following claims as presented for payment:

 

General:

Ace                                                                    se                                                           15.45

Adms &Swnson FH                                         se                                                       1155.00

A Vn Vlsn                                                          Se                                                         130.00

Br Cmmrcl Flr Cr                                              se                                                         100.00

Bb Brkr Co                                                         se                                                         676.25

Brlltte Dgn Trshynsk                                        se                                                     10524.42

CBS                                                                    se                                                         648.00

Crpntr Mmrl Chpl                                              se                                                       1890.66

Cnrtl Fnce                                                        cont                                                        204.30

Cntl Rsturnt Prdcts                                           se                                                           31.77

Chrtr                                                                   su                                                         137.98

Cty NP                                                              cont                                                   34424.00

Clk Dst Crt                                                         se                                                         598.00

Cmmnty Cnnctn                                               Grt                                                      4978.04

DAS St Acctg                                                     rt                                                        3727.08

Dkm                                                                    se                                                       6697.00

Dgn Ptg & Prmtns                                            su                                                       6539.00

Dndt Cnty Trsur                                                se                                                       1085.19

Eks                                                                     su                                                           37.99

Frst Cncrd Bnfts                                               ins                                                         155.00

G4S Scr Sltns                                                 cont                                                     1741.20

Htchcck Cnty Trsr                                            se                                                       1109.19

Hlday Inn & Exprss                                          ldg                                                         376.00

Hmtown Lsg                                                     cnt                                                         235.35

Hrzns Unlmtd                                                    su                                                         500.80

Hubnr’s Ln & Grdn                                           se                                                         441.32

Idl Ln Spply                                                       su                                                       3229.84

Jck’s Unfrms                                                     ex                                                         157.84

Jmie Wrth                                                          ex                                                         243.00

J Orr                                                                   mi                                                           20.70

Lrry’s Glss                                                         se                                                         133.10

Lndmr Lw Offc                                                cont                                                     9290.00

Mnrds                                                                 su                                                           61.61

MLW                                                                   se                                                       6254.64

Nwgg Busnss Inc                                             se                                                           99.98

NP Lbrary                                                        cont                                                   45282.00

NP Tlgrph                                                          se                                                           31.28

NWE                                                                   se                                                         109.42

P Cllns                                                               reb                                                           27.76

Prkn Cnty ENGCY Mgt                                   se                                                           94.87

Pplr Strt CW                                                      su                                                           87.00

Rsnbrg Ins                                                         se                                                           70.00

Svrs Auto Cr                                                     se                                                         220.37

Shrff Fee Acc                                                    se                                                           42.00

Sgnl 88 Scrty                                                    grt                                                    18203.40

Strcycle Inc                                                       se                                                         184.21

Smmt Fd Srvce                                                 se                                                       8079.23

US Cllr                                                              cont                                                        645.59

Vrizn Wirlss                                                       se                                                       1223.19

Wllce Amrcn Lgn Hll                                        se                                                         150.00

Wstfld Phrmcy                                                  se                                                       7169.86

911 Cstm                                                           se                                                       1833.20

 

 

County Roads:

Cnsldted Tlphne                                               se                                                         605.57

Dwsn PPD                                                         se                                                           64.38

Fstnl                                                                   su                                                         518.87

H&H Auto prts                                                se                                                       1798.00

Klly spply Cmpny                                             su                                                         200.21

Khlr Trlr Sls & srvc                                           se                                                         175.65

McCk PPD                                                         se                                                           30.00

ML&W                                                                se                                                         435.34

NWE                                                                   se                                                         220.92

 

Special Rd Fund:

Wstrn Enginrng                                                se                                                 437,638.95

 

Road Imp Fund:

Wstrn Engrng                                                    se                                                 631,758.37

 

Juvenile Fac:

Brlltt ,Dgn, Trshynsk                                        se                                                         880.00

 

Bldg Fund:

Shmmr                                                               eq                                                       4940.00

 

Jail Bldg Fund:

Trnr HL                                                             cont                                                  81,700.00

 

April Payroll $780,345.12

 

The meeting was adjourned at 11:03 A.M.

 

Advance notice and the agenda for the May 4, 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 May 1, 2020; and was also emailed to the media on May 1, 2020.

 

The agenda for the meetings to be held on Monday, May 11, 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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