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08-31-2020

August 31, 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 Johnson, seconded by Weems to approve the minutes regarding the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meeting held on August 24, 2020. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Woodruff 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 Woodruff, seconded by Johnson 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 Hewgley, seconded by Weems to approve the Special Designated Liquor Permit submitted by Good Life on the Bricks for an event at Harbor Lights on September 19, 2020 and authorize the Chairman to sign. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Weems to adopt Resolution No. 2020-25 to enter into an interlocal agreement with the Village of Sutherland to provide library services for 2 years. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

Motion by Weems, seconded by Johnson to adopt Resolution No. 2020-26 to enter into an interlocal agreement with the Village of Brady to provide law enforcement services for 4 years and authorize the Chairman to sign. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Woodruff to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign the annual Peopleware renewal agreement for software used in the Register of Deeds office. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners recessed at 9:17 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 August 24, 2020. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Hewgley 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.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Johnson to approve and 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 Woodruff to agree with the County Assessor on Protest 2020-01 to reduce the valuation from $4250 to $0 on the Personal Property Valuation Protest filed by KCW Enterprises, LLC and authorize the Chairman to sign. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

The Lincoln County Board of Equalization adjourned at 9:32 A.M. and the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners reconvened.

 

Deb McGee appeared for Nebraska Bar & Grill concerning the special designate liquor license application. Sheriff Kramer requested that guests be ID’d and banded at the entry door.

 

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Woodruff to approve the Special Designated Liquor Permit submitted by Nebraska Bar & Grill of Gothenburg for an event to be held at Harbor Lights on October 17, 2020 and authorize the Chairman to sign. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

Commissioner Hewgley reported that the county is looking at drilling a test well, possibly in the SW corner of the block hopefully in the next couple of weeks. There will be a team of people to investigate. It will be difficult to estimate an exact cost of the testing.

 

Commissioner Weems commented that this situation is unique because you have to do analysis as you go with multiple companies.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Weems that due to the unique and/or noncompetitive nature of items and related remediation work to be performed on existing geothermal system at the Lincoln County Courthouse in accordance with Neb. Reb. Statute 23-3109(1) (a) that the county will forego the normal bidding process. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Johnson to authorize Sargent Irrigation of Broken Bow to be part of a team of consultants and authorize them to investigate and test the well system for possible remedies for the HVAC system issues. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

Sheriff Kramer reported that if the JAG grant funds are approved in the amount of $11,733 for riot gear, it would be shared with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.

 

Motion by Weems, seconded by Woodruff to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign the Memorandum of Understanding with the City of North Platte concerning the FY 2020 JAG Program funding. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

Motion by Weems, seconded by Johnson to go into closed session regarding deployment of security personnel or devices, and to protect attorney client privileges, which is clearly necessary to protect the public interest at 10:07 A.M. 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 Woodruff to go into open session at 10:32 A.M. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Weems to approve the 2020 Inventory forms as submitted by all county offices. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

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

 

County Board conducted a budget work session on the 2020-2021 Lincoln County, Nebraska budget.

 

Approved the following claims as presented for payment:

General:

AcroMat                                                             su                                                         291.21

Adms/Swnsn Fnrl Hm                                     se                                                       2404.00

Amazon Cap                                                     su                                                           35.98

Antelope CS                                                      se                                                         130.00

Bear Comm FC                                                se                                                       1500.00

Big Red Twg                                                     se                                                         288.19

B Aufdenkamp                                                  mi                                                              6.90

A Bellew                                                             se                                                           30.55

Capital Business                                           agree                                                      246.00

Cash-Way Dist                                                 se                                                           58.60

DAS St Acctg                                                    se                                                         334.30

Charter Comm                                                  se                                                         220.30

Clk Dist Crt                                                        se                                                         246.00

Comm Invst                                                        rt                                                          375.00

C Schuman                                                       se                                                         557.75

Eakes                                                                 su                                                         925.70

First Concord                                                   ins                                                         145.00

GWorks                                                             eq                                                       3375.00

Gladstone Inc                                                    rt                                                          872.04

Hintons Lck & Alrm                                          eq                                                         431.25

P Collins                                                            mi                                                         111.55

T Stasser                                                           mi                                                         149.50

J Stenger                                                           mi                                                         109.25

K Rossell                                                           se                                                         270.00

Lancaster CS                                                    se                                                           25.21

Maxwell’s Off Rd                                              su                                                         796.55

Menards                                                             su                                                           29.96

Micoflm Imgng                                                  se                                                         216.49

Mi6 Pizza                                                           su                                                           22.20

ML&W                                                                se                                                     17763.49

NP Telegraph                                                   se                                                       1546.83

NWE                                                                   se                                                              9.39

O’Keefe Elvtr                                                  agree                                                      277.66

Platte Valley Cnslg                                           se                                                         280.00

Poplar St. CW                                                   su                                                           78.00

Quill                                                                    su                                                           12.58

R Schroeder                                                      se                                                         900.00

Recognition Unlmtd                                         se                                                         125.40

Region II                                                            se                                                     17509.00

Rosenberg Ins.                                                ins                                                       5447.00

Seevers Auto                                                    se                                                         150.17

Shred It                                                              se                                                           40.25

Snells                                                                 se                                                         261.84

Summitt FS                                                     cont                                                     4239.65

Home Depot                                                      su                                                         718.99

Unitech                                                               su                                                       1029.00

US Cellular                                                        se                                                         645.59

Verizon                                                               se                                                         425.13

Walmart                                                             su                                                         328.34

Westfield Phar                                                  se                                                       6888.22

Witmer Public Sfty                                           su                                                         140.24

Zones                                                                 eq                                                         330.00

 

Roads:

Bomgaars                                                          su                                                           70.98

Bosselman Tk                                                   re                                                          907.26

Capital Business                                              su                                                              1.95

Consolidated                                                     se                                                         609.57

DPPD                                                                 se                                                           50.38

Guynan Mach                                                   se                                                           98.89

Kelly Supply                                                      re                                                          181.43

Mentzer Oil                                                        se                                                         957.00

ML&W                                                                se                                                         507.27

NWE                                                                   se                                                           15.11

 

Lodging:

Best Wstrn Pls                                                cont                                                        675.00

D&N Event Ctr                                                  su                                                         114.00

J Cruz                                                                 se                                                       2100.00

KS Plus                                                               rt                                                        3500.00

Mly Mrktg                                                           se                                                       3086.01

Meyer Creative                                                 se                                                         132.00

Midwest Conn                                                   se                                                         500.00

ML&W                                                                se                                                         585.33

M Clark                                                              reb                                                           44.99

NE Trvl                                                              adv                                                        550.00

NP Comm Playhs                                             se                                                         436.74

Protex Ctl                                                           se                                                           98.00

RA Prod                                                           cont                                                     1900.00

Sandhills Natl Wtr                                            su                                                         747.84

Sutherland Fire                                               cont                                                        800.00

 

P & M:

CIC                                                                     se                                                     16790.00

 

August Payroll $772,440.10

 

The meeting was adjourned at 12:45 P.M.

 

Advance notice and the agenda for the August 31, 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 August 28, 2020; and was also emailed to the media on August 28, 2020.

 

The agenda for the meetings to be held on Tuesday, September 8, 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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