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10-19-2020

October 19, 2020

North Platte, Nebraska

 

Meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners. Present were Commissioners Joe Hewgley, Bill Henry, Kent Weems, Jerry Woodruff and County Clerk, Rebecca Rossell.  Woodruff offered prayer. Henry called the meeting to order at 9:00 A.M.  Commissioner Johnson was absent.

 

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 Hewgley, seconded by Weems to approve the minutes regarding the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meeting held on October 12, 2020.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none. Johnson absent.

 

Motion by Weems, 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.  Johnson absent.

 

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 as well as County Treasurer, Shelli Franzen.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Weems to approve the minutes regarding the Lincoln County Board of Equalization meeting held on October 12, 2020. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Johnson and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Johnson absent.

 

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

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Weems to approve the motor vehicle tax exemption application as recommended for approval by the County Treasurer submitted by North Platte Baptist Church.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Johnson absent.

 

Motion by Weems, seconded by Hewgley to approve the motor vehicle tax exemption application as recommended for approval by the County Treasurer submitted by American National Red Cross.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Johnson absent.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Weems to approve the motor vehicle tax exemption application as recommended for approval by the County Treasurer submitted by West Central District Health Department.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Johnson absent.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Weems to approve the notice of valuation change numbered 2020-46 as submitted by the County Assessor.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Johnson absent.

 

The Lincoln County Board of Equalization adjourned at 9:26 A.M. and the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners reconvened.

 

Commissioner Woodruff told the other Commissioners that last week it was discovered that there are issues with the base under the existing columns of the detention center building.

 

Ryan Stearns, of Joseph R. Hewgley and Associates, Inc., explained that the proposal to fix the issue is to dig a foot underneath the existing columns and enlarge them.  This has been approved by the structural engineer at TreanorHL.  This will hold the load of the existing building as well as the new addition.

 

Commissioner Woodruff asked about a cost estimate for time and material.

 

Stearns replied the additional cost will be $13,466.23 for Brown Construction and $4935 for TreanorHL for a total of $18,401.23.

 

Commissioner Woodruff then asked about an estimate from Beveridge for the excavation and refill.

 

Stearns responded that he did not have a dollar amount yet.

 

Commissioner Henry asked how much this had set the construction schedule back.

 

Stearns stated that the project is probably 2 weeks behind.

 

Motion by Weems, seconded by Woodruff to approve the addendum for the existing column enhancement and the additional service and fees in the amount of $4935 to TreanorHL for the design of the foundations and associated field work for the Lincoln County Jail Remodel and Addition Project.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Johnson absent.

 

County Board members discussed how to proceed with the remodeling of the 2nd and 3rd floor restrooms in the Lincoln County Courthouse.

Commissioner Weems questioned how we plan to do the bidding process with unknown plumbing issues.

 

Commissioner Hewgley expressed concern about the condition of the old cast iron pipes.  He suggested the first step be to look at the old courthouse plan for plumbing to see what this project would entail.

 

Weems concurred that at plumbing assessment needs to be done first to see if something needs to be addressed before the remodel.

 

Motion by Weems, seconded by Woodruff to direct Jeff Higgins, Building and Grounds Director, to recruit a contractor to do an evaluation of the existing plumbing system as it related to the 2nd and 3rd floor restroom remodel.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Johnson absent.

 

The following bids were received for motor grader blades for the Lincoln County Department of Roads:  NMC – $28,033.80; Murphy Tractor & Equipment Company – $35,919.20; and Equipment Blades of Sioux Falls, SD – $35,280.00.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Weems to accept the bid of NMC in the amount of $28,033.80 for motor grader blades.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Johnson absent.

 

County Highway Supt., Carla O’Dell, explained that Sheri Bourne, the landowner, is putting up a building on the south side of 8th Street and requested the trees in the County right-of way be removed.  The county road employees expressed concern about the proximity of the power lines and closure of this road for removal of the trees.  The estimates she had received for a contractor to take the trees down ranged from $3000 to $7000.

 

County Board directed the Highway Supt. to use county employees to do the tree removal in the county right-of-way located on 8th Street.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Weems to adopt Resolution 2020-39 authorizing the Chairman, Bill Henry, to sign the skid steer lease agreement with NMC.  Roll call was not taken.  The motion and second were withdrawn.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Weems to adopt Resolution 2020-39 regarding the required signatures for the skid steer lease agreement with NMC as they requested.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Johnson absent.

 

The special designated liquor permit submitted by Big Red Liquor needs to go to the City of North Platte for action as the D & N Event Center is located in the city limits.

 

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

 

Approved the following claims as presented for payment:

General:

Adams/Swnsn                                                   se                                                       1050.00

Amazon Cap                                                     se                                                         200.63

A Van Velson                                                    se                                                       5113.03

Berreckman,Davis                                           se                                                       3030.00

B Boyer                                                              mi                                                           23.00

Brite                                                                    se                                                       1033.23

Brouiillette,Dugan                                            se                                                       7350.85

Capital Bus                                                        se                                                         535.49

DAS St Acctg                                                    eq                                                         130.00

C Durham                                                          se                                                       2590.00

C Shaw                                                              se                                                       1465.30

Coast to Coast                                                  su                                                         304.00

Cover One                                                         su                                                         161.70

DAS St Acct                                                      se                                                         550.06

Eakes                                                                 su                                                           12.63

ESW&S                                                              se                                                         691.43

Excel                                                                  se                                                           51.20

Express Arrow                                                  se                                                         317.00

Fair Law                                                             se                                                       4090.00

Fed Ex                                                               se                                                           61.91

G Petersen                                                         rt                                                        2874.00

GP Health                                                          se                                                       1610.14

G4S                                                                    se                                                       1796.40

Ideal                                                                   su                                                         207.64

Jacks Unf                                                           ex                                                         500.54

J Higgins                                                           reb                                                        242.50

J Gosnell                                                           se                                                           10.48

J Roberts                                                           mi                                                              5.18

K Florom                                                            se                                                         175.00

L Bay                                                                  se                                                           20.00

B Malcom                                                          se                                                         270.00

M McKeone                                                       se                                                       2958.50

Menards                                                             su                                                           52.79

M Creative                                                         se                                                     11509.67

ML&W                                                                se                                                         208.63

NACO                                                                reg                                                        250.00

NWE                                                                   se                                                           22.47

P Heng                                                               se                                                       7365.05

M Pederson                                                       se                                                       2650.00

Prodigy Sol                                                        se                                                         375.60

R Rossell                                                           se                                                           55.00

R Aden                                                               mi                                                              2.30

SOS                                                                    su                                                           80.00

Snells                                                                 se                                                         178.00

Squeegee Cln                                                   se                                                         848.00

Summit Food                                                    se                                                       4347.08

Home Depot                                                      su                                                         787.96

T Johnson                                                         se                                                           21.85

Total Auto                                                          su                                                           60.00

US Bnk                                                               su                                                       3419.78

USDA                                                                 se                                                       8011.00

 

Roads:

AT&T                                                                  se                                                         136.37

Blk Hls Engy                                                     se                                                           45.16

Brico Pest                                                          su                                                         150.00

Croell                                                                  su                                                     27574.64

Croell Pvg                                                          su                                                         226.13

Mnrds                                                                 su                                                           25.86

Midwst Elec                                                       se                                                         110.51

Miller Rep                                                          su                                                           39.95

NE Safety/Fire                                                  su                                                         872.00

Paulsens                                                            su                                                     43218.12

Shelco Const                                                    eq                                                     18062.00

US Bnk                                                               su                                                       1457.41

WPCI                                                                  se                                                           96.75

 

Lodging:

Allo                                                                     se                                                         388.52

Am Bus Assn                                                    se                                                         435.00

Culligan                                                              su                                                           62.55

Ideal                                                                   su                                                         100.20

Integrated                                                          su                                                           19.00

Link Media                                                         se                                                       1315.00

NE Amateur Bxg                                              su                                                       2356.12

NP Area                                                             se                                                           50.00

NP Police                                                           su                                                           20.00

NP Telegraph                                                   se                                                           18.92

NWE                                                                   se                                                           37.97

US Bnk                                                               se                                                         255.09

US Cell                                                               se                                                           14.40

Wex Bnk                                                            se                                                         132.02

 

Juvenile Fac:

Brouillette, Dugan                                            se                                                         721.00

 

The meeting was adjourned at 10:56 A.M.

 

Advance notice and the agenda for the October 19, 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 October 16, 2020; and was also emailed to the media on October 16, 2020.

 

The agenda for the meetings to be held on Monday, October 26, 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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