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01-25-2021 Minutes

January 25, 2021

North Platte, Nebraska

 

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

 

Chairman Weems 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 Henry, seconded by Woodruff to approve the minutes regarding the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meeting held on January 19, 2021 with the correction that Chairman Weems called the meeting to order, not Commissioner Henry.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Henry to receive and order filed the treasurer’s receipts.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

A motion was made by Bruns, seconded by Henry to receive and order filed the Condition of the Treasury of Lincoln County, Nebraska from July 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020.  Commissioner Bruns raised a question concerning the balance sheet document.  Roll call was not taken and Commissioner Bruns rescinded his motion.

 

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

 

No action was taken on authorizing the Chairman to sign a contract with Weathercraft for the Lincoln County Courthouse roofing project.  The county had not yet received the

required performance bond.

 

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners recessed at 9:15 A.M. and the Lincoln County Board of Equalization convened.

 

Chairman Weems 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 Hewgley, seconded by Henry to approve the minutes regarding the Lincoln County Board of Equalization meeting held on January 19, 2021. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Bruns 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, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Henry, seconded by Hewgley 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, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

The Lincoln County Board of Equalization adjourned at 9:22 A.M. and the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners reconvened.

 

Paul Greiger, of D.A. Davidson, appeared by phone to discuss the possible refinancing of the 2016 Jail Bonds.  He reported that the bonds are callable this summer.  The county might be able to lock in a new interest rate in the 1% range.  The county is currently paying a little over 2%.  It could save the county approximately $150,000 – $160,000 in interest costs.  He then told them the process that would be needed for this to occur.  The soonest they would be selling bonds would be mid-March.

 

Commissioner Woodruff asked about cost to the county.

 

Greiger replied that there would be legal fees, underwriting fees and possibly bond rating fees, but the savings quoted earlier would be the “net” amount saved by the county.

 

Commissioner Henry questioned why he thought this would be a good time for the county to refinance the bonds.

 

Greiger responded that there is not financial obligation to the county if the timing does not work for selling new bonds.

 

Commissioner Hewgley commented that if the county can save the taxpayers some dollars he thinks it would in the county’s best interest to proceed.  If the timing is not right, the county has not lost anything.

 

Greiger then told board members that the bond payment schedule would remain the same length of time.

 

The following companies submitted requests for proposals for food service for the Lincoln County Detention Center:  Consolidated Correctional Food Service and Summit Food Service LLC.  The rate per meal stated in both proposals depended on the inmate population.

 

Sheriff Kramer reported that at the current inmate population, the county is serving 120,000 meals per year.

 

The County Board requested that the Sheriff and Chief Deputy review the RFP’S.

 

Commissioner Hewgley was excused at 9:57 A.M.

 

Brandon Myers, Region 51 Emergency Management Director, gave his quarterly update for the period ending December 31, 2020.

 

Commissioner Hewgley returned at 10:02 A.M.

 

Commissioner Henry was excused at 10:05 A.M.

 

Sheriff Kramer and Chief Deputy Kramer returned to the County Board meeting with a recommendation.  After reviewing the proposals, they recommended that the County Board not accept either proposal.  The current contract with Summit Food Services LLC will automatically roll over with a cost of living increase which would be more cost effective for the county.

 

No action was taken by the County Board on the request for proposals for food service for the Lincoln County Detention Center.

 

Motion by Bruns, seconded by Woodruff to receive and order filed the Condition of the Treasury of Lincoln County, Nebraska from July 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020 as amended.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Henry absent.

 

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

 

Approved the following claims as presented for payment:

 

General Fund:

AJ Sheet Mtl                                     se        $          2260.00

AT & T                                                se                    171.53

ACME Prtg                                        se                    58.36

All Safe Ind                                       su                    852.00

Al’s Lock                                            su                    60.57

Amazon Cap Serv                            su                    205.48

A Chrisman                                       mi                    72.24

Berreckman,                                     se                    3590.00

A Bellew                                            se                    1190.80

Cap Bus Sys                                     se                    240.17

Cash-Wa                                           su                    29.80

AS Serv OCIO                                  cont                54.60

Charter                                               se                    151.19

City of GI                                            reimb              7064.16

City of Norfolk                                   reimb              44.78

Comm Connections                        grant               11067.68

Consolidate Mgt                               se                    119.14

Cornhusker St Ind                            eq                    2512.00

DAS State of NE                              se                    725.82

D Moore                                             ex                    152.25

Dr. Deb’s Med                                   se                    1200.00

Dugan                                                su                    871.50

Eakes                                                 su                    667.93

Fastenal                                            su                    52.34

Fedex                                                 se                    1.26

GP Comm                                         se                    331.15

G4S                                                    se                    1796.40

Hobart Fd Eq                                    eq                    613.20

Home Depot                                      su                    249.52

Ideal Linen                                        se                    214.34

Insight Public Sector                       su                    90.10

J Oseka                                              reimb              7.85

J Gosnell                                           mi                    20.41

K Florom                                            se                    50.00

Knapp Elec                                       se                    136.00

LC Court                                            su                    37.50

LC Jail Petty Cash                           reimb              642.20

Madison Life                                     ins                   426.85

Menards                                            su                    82.54

Meyer Creative                                 su                    126.00

MIPS                                                  se                    184.05

NACO                                                su                    208.00

NE Spec Network                            se                    419.00

NP Animal Shelter                           se                    72.00

NP Telegraph                                   sub                 431.60

P Heng                                              se                    9163.00

M Pederson                                      se                    560.00

Poplar St Car Wash                        se                    3.75

Quadient Finc                                   pstg                 451.74

Recog Unlimited                              su                    16.35

R Denny                                            se                    20.00

RR Donnelley                                   su                    102.92

SHI Int                                                eq                    597.00

Snell Serv                                          se                    881.67

Squeegee Window                          se                    364.00

Stan’s Guns                                      eq                    1430.00

Staples                                               su                    541.02

Summit Food Serv                           cont                4115.30

T Stasser                                           mi                    66.08

Home Depot Pro                              su                    735.05

US Bank                                            su                    239.18

UNL                                                    rt                      188.30

Verizon                                              se                    800.81

Viaero                                                se                    278.13

WalMart                                             su                    229.70

W Johnson                                       mi                    31.99

Westfield Pharm                               su                    4898.77

 

Road Fund:

AT&T                                                  se                    54.47

Blk Hills Engy                                   se                    385.31

Croell Inc                                           su                    41.63

Langemeier Htg                                eq                    3500.00

Larry’s Glass                                     se                    620.76

Madison Natl Life                             Ins                   71.46

Menards                                            su                    21.99

Midwest Elec                                    se                    442.93

NSG                                                   su                    9421.97

 

Lodging Fund:

Madison Life                                     ins                   9.00

 

January 2021 Payroll:  $820,537.17

 

The meeting was adjourned at 11:08 A.M.

 

Advance notice and the agenda for the January 25, 2021 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 January 22, 2021; and was also emailed to the media on January 22, 2021.

 

The agenda for the meetings to be held on Monday, February 1, 2021 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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