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05-26-2020 Minutes

May 26, 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. Hewgley 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 Woodruff to approve the minutes regarding the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meeting held on May 18, 2020. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Hewgley 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 Johnson, seconded by Weems to authorize the Chairman to sign the Administrative Agreement Conditional Cash Out option for health insurance with First Concord Benefits Group. 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 Life & Long Term Disability Insurance Renewal application with National Insurance from July 1, 2020 to July 1, 2023. 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 Hewgley to approve the minutes regarding the Lincoln County Board of Equalization meeting held on May 18, 2020. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Weems to authorize the Chairman to sign the certificates of correction or refund submitted by the County Assessor on real property. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Weems to authorize the Chairman to sign the certificates of correction and refund submitted by the County Assessor on personal property. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

Motion by Weems, seconded by Johnson to approve the notice of valuation changes numbered 2020-01 through 2020-13 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 9:24 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 application submitted by Shirley Mitchel and Lila Engleman.

 

Motion by Weems, seconded by Johnson to approve the application submitted by Shirley Mitchel and Lila Engleman for Clouse Administrative Subdivision located on East Garfield Table Road. The property is described as part of the NE ¼ of Section 13, Township 16 North, Range 28 West of the 6th P.M., Lincoln County, NE. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

Commissioner Hewgley excused himself from Item #6 concerning the Lincoln County Detention Center Addition and Remodel Project due to a conflict of interest.

 

Andy Pitts from TreanorHL and Larry Stobbs of Rosenberg Insurance appeared by phone to answer questions for the County Board. Ryan Stearns of Joseph R. Hewgley and Associates Inc. appeared in person as well as Tom Werblow, who is the county consultant on the project.

 

Commissioner Henry verified that everyone was satisfied with the mechanical drawings for construction.

 

Discussion was held concerning various parts of the construction documents including insurance items, routine requirements, addendums, liquidated damages, and how Covid-19 may affect the project.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Weems to approve construction documents for the Lincoln County Detention Center remodel and addition project incorporating the suggested changes with the exclusion of the dollar amount for liquidated damages which will now be zero and removal of the date from subparagraph 4.1.1 of the AIA document. Upon roll call vote Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none. Hewgley abstained.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Weems to amend the motion to approve the construction documents for the Lincoln County Detention Center remodel and addition project subject to the changes made by the County Board of Commissioners on May 26, 2020 and authorize the Chairman to sign the document. Upon roll call vote Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none. Hewgley abstained.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Weems to approve the motion as amended for the construction documents for the Lincoln County Detention Center remodel and additional project. Upon roll call vote Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none. Hewgley abstained.

 

The following bids were received for crushed granite and/or limestone for the Cattle Growers Road Project:

Level LLC      Limestone – No bid

Granite –         $31.50 a ton to job site – $351,225.00

$31.00 a ton to storage area – $345,650

 

Croell Inc.      Limestone –   $37.50 a ton to job site –     $418,125.00

$36.25 a ton to storage area – $404,187.50

Granite –        No bid

 

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Woodruff to accept the bid of Level LLC for $31.50 a ton delivered to the job site for a total of $351,225.00. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Johnson to approve the special designated liquor license submitted by Big Red Liquor for a bull riding event at the North Platte Livestock Auction on June 12 & June 13, 2020. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

Motion by Weems, seconded by Woodruff to go into closed session at 11:15 A.M. concerning strategy session regarding pending 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 Hewgley, seconded by Woodruff to go into open session at 11:54 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.

 

Approve the following claims for payment. Motion carried.

 

General Fund:

AT & T                                                                   se                                           $              49.38

Ace Hdwr                                                             su                                                           62.03

AcroMatt                                                             su                                                           163.69

Amazon                                                               eq                                                           31.98

Berreckman etal                                               se                                                           690.00

Brite                                                                      se                                                           3840.00

A Bellew                                                              se                                                           7181.50

Cap Bus Sys                                                        se                                                           202.93

DAS Acctg                                                            se                                                           394.06

C Shaw                                                                 se                                                           955.00

Clerk of Dist Ct                                                  se                                                           501.00

Coast to Coast Comp Prod                            su                                                           383.00

Cohagens                                                            se                                                           1720.00

Colfex etal                                                           se                                                           1195.00

Su Courier                                                           adv                                                         433.50

Dugan                                                                   su                                                           105.19

Eakes                                                                    su                                                           3271.76

ECCA Cntrl                                                           se                                                           48.00

Excel Prtg                                                            ex                                                           51.20

Fastenal                                                               su                                                           544.12

Fedex                                                                   se                                                           20.07

Gworks                                                                sub                                                         11398.75

G Petersen                                                         rt                                                             2819.00

Gov Forms                                                          su                                                           84.67

GP Comm                                                            se                                                           332.90

G4S                                                                        cont                                                       1741.20

Ideal                                                                      su                                                           192.33

Johnson cntrls                                                   se                                                           2024.55

J Roberts                                                             su                                                           19.21

K Sides                                                                  reb                                                         152.18

Larry’s Glass                                                       su                                                           1178.46

Little Ceasars                                                     su                                                           22.20

Madison Life                                                      ins                                                          427.23

Mid Amer Chem                                               su                                                           185.00

Menards                                                              su                                                           46.44

Mentzer Oil                                                        su                                                           37.23

Meyer Crtv                                                         su                                                           593.02

M Nozicka                                                           se                                                           13095.11

Midwest Connect                                            se                                                           10022.98

ML & W                                                                se                                                           4795.64

NE Workforce                                                    se                                                           3710.43

Ntl EMA                                                               dues                                                      240.00

NP Telegraph                                                     se                                                           151.53

Okeefe Elev                                                        se                                                           272.22

P Heng                                                                  se                                                           1650.40

Penn Emblem                                                    ex                                                           10.40

Poplar Car Wash                                               su                                                           135.75

R Bassett                                                             reb                                                         7.58

R Saner                                                                 mi                                                           52.90

S Newton                                                            reb                                                         35.65

Co Sheriff Fees                                                  se                                                           1309.25

S Bassett                                                              se                                                           7.58

SHI Intl                                                                  su                                                           82.00

Staples                                                                 su                                                           591.51

Summit Food Se                                               cont                                                       3585.83

T & S Rep                                                             su                                                           2843.95

T Heessel                                                             reb                                                         69.50

US Bank                                                                su                                                           1440.26

US Bank                                                                su                                                           310.21

US Bank                                                                se                                                           709.88

U of NE                                                                 eq                                                           3257.18

UNL ITS                                                                 rt                                                             91.04

Verizon                                                                se                                                           859.40

Viaero                                                                   se                                                           196.64

Walmart Comm                                                se                                                           264.54

Watersports Unltd                                           se                                                           184.26

 

County Road Fund:

Croell                                                                    su                                                           4514.18

Madison Life                                                      ins                                                          73.89

Midwest Elec                                                     se                                                           173.85

US Bank                                                                se                                                           783.40

 

Lodging Fund:

Madison Life                                                      ins                                                          9.00

 

Juvenile Facility Fund:

A Bellew                                                              se                                                           230.55

 

The meeting was adjourned at 12:14 P.M.

 

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

 

Approved the following claims as presented for payment:

 

The meeting was adjourned at 12:14 P.M.

 

Advance notice and the agenda for the May 26, 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 22, 2020; and was also emailed to the media on May 22, 2020.

 

The agenda for the meetings to be held on Monday, June 1, 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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