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02-08-2021 Minutes

February 8, 2021

North Platte, Nebraska

 

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

 

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 February 1, 2021.  Upon roll call vote Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none. Hewgley absent.

 

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

 

Motion by Henry, seconded by Bruns to adopt Resolution No, 2021-07 appointing county depositories for 2021.  Upon roll call vote Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Hewgley absent.

 

Motion by Bruns, seconded by Woodruff to receive and order filed the fee reports submitted by the Register of Deeds, County Clerk and Clerk of District Court.  Upon roll call vote Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye’.  Nays, none.  Hewgley absent.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Bruns to authorize the Chairman to sign the 2021-2025 Electronic Registration System agreement with the State of Nebraska, Vital Records Section.  Upon roll call vote Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Hewgley absent.

 

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 Woodruff, seconded by Bruns to approve the minutes regarding the Lincoln County Board of Equalization meeting held on February 1, 2021. Upon roll call vote Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none. Hewgley absent.

 

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

 

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

 

The Lincoln County Board of Equalization adjourned at 9:20 A.M. and the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners reconvened.

 

County Attorney, Rebecca Harling, asked the County Board for permission to negotiate with the University of Nebraska Medical Center on claims from June, 2020 for James Mitchell.  The billing department has been contacting Rebecca and suggested that she submit a payment proposal.  Rebecca has also spoken with the county’s insurance carrier and will work with them as well.  There is $55,741.97 due to UNMC Physicians and $289,437.27 due the Medical Center.

 

Motion by Bruns, seconded by Henry to authorize the County Attorney’s Office to negotiate with UNMC on claims for James Mitchell.  Upon roll call vote Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Hewgley absent.

 

Noxious Weed Supt., Todd Herndon, reported that it is getting harder to hire weed sprayers at $10.00 per hour.  He is requesting the starting wage to be adjusted to $12.00 per hour.  These individuals then have 90 days to get pesticide licensing.  After each license is obtained they receive a pay increase.  He is looking for three sprayers and will hopefully be able to move one to a full time position in the fall.

 

Commissioner Weems asked if pay range guidance would be adequate. Todd could then evaluate performance.  Herndon replied yes.

 

Commissioners discussed the need for competent employees due to liability involved in weed spraying.

 

Motion by Henry, seconded by Woodruff to allow the Noxious Weed Supt. to set the minimum wage for weed sprayers at $13.00 per hour and at his discretion move up to $15.00 per hour.  Upon roll call vote Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye’.  Nays, none.  Hewgley absent.

 

The following bids were received for a tractor for the Lincoln County Department of Roads:  North Platte Kubota – 2021 – $65,434.65; Titan Machinery – 2017- $109,800.00.

 

No action was taken, to allow Road Dept. personnel to review bids.

 

The following bids were received for a single flex-wing mower for the Lincoln County Department of Roads:  North Platte Kubota- 2021 – $17,759.50; Titan Machinery – 2021 – $20,475.00.

 

No action was taken, to allow Road Dept. personnel to review bids.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Bruns to go into closed session at 10:18 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 Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Hewgley absent.

 

Chairman Weems restated the motion for the closed session.

 

Motion by Henry, seconded by Woodruff to go into open session at 10:39 A.M.  Upon roll call vote Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Hewgley absent.

 

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

 

Approved the following claims as presented for payment:

GENERAL FUND:

Acc Rec                                             se                        $1125.00

ACE                                                    su                          188.16

All Sf Ind                                            eqi                        1261.61

ALLO                                                  se                         1674.16

Am Rd Cr                                           se                           64.00

Br Com Fl                                          agree                   1800.00

BLAC-RAC Mnfc                              se                          555.10

B Myr                                                  reb                         24.61

Brlt Dgn Tsh                                      se                         3732.75

Cpt Bus Sys                                      se                          463.96

CWa                                                   se                           29.80

DAS                                                    se                          204.30

Crv Acd Cns                                     eqi                         830.00

C of NP                                              su                          257.04

Cohgn                                                su                          579.95

Dr D                                                    cont                     1400.00

Dr Scr                                                 ex                          111.98

Dndy Ct T                                          se                         1372.89

Eks Of                                                su                         1951.59

ECCA Cnt                                         se                           48.00

Elct Eng Eq                                       su                           52.30

Grt Trs                                                se                          929.06

Glbst                                                   se                          107.38

Grt Pl M                                              se                           14.00

G4S                                                    se                         1195.20

H Vgt                                                  mi                          439.04

Hnt Lck                                               su                           15.00

Htchk Cty T                                       se                         1372.82

Hmt Lsng                                           agree                    528.64

Id Ln                                                   su                          214.34

Intmtr                                                  se                          159.00

JC Ws                                                su                           14.96

Jck Un Eq                                          ex                          503.54

J Rud                                                 se                          655.00

J Orr                                                    mi                           20.16

J Clrk                                                  mi                          110.32

Lnc Cty Ct                                         se                         4892.34

Lwmn At Rep                                    su                           20.00

M Mckn                                              se                         3454.50

M Trsy                                                cont                     6375.00

Mnds                                                  su                          166.52

MIS                                                     rt                            459.00

Mdw Cn                                             se                           32.56

NACEB                                              se                           45.00

NACO Pl                                            dues                      40.00

NACO                                                su                           52.00

NE A CO Clrk                                   dues                     150.00

NPPD                                                 se                          420.00

NE Sft Fr                                            eqi                          45.00

NKC Tr                                               su                          347.46

NP An Sh                                          se                           48.00

NP Tlgph                                           se                          466.75

Ply Jl Bldg Co                                   se                         3755.00

Pdsn L Off                                         se                         4530.00

Prd Sol Inc                                        su                       14,766.86

R Snr                                                  reb                           8.16

Dr. Reb Sch                                      se                          900.00

Reg II Hm Srv                                   cont                    22,827.50

R Wltr                                                 fee mi                    27.67

Snhls R C & D                                  dues                     100.00

Scbn San                                          se                          733.40

Sctr St                                                su                           60.00

Shrff fees                                           reb                       3516.68

Shrff Fee Acct                                   se                          280.89

Stcycl Shd it                                      se                          203.87

Snll Srv                                              se                          648.95

Smmt Fd Ser                                     cont                     4267.44

Hm Dep                                             su                          502.64

T Brltt                                                  se                          250.00

T Olsn                                                reb                         16.74

TrnUn Rsk & Alt                               cont                       125.00

US Bn                                                su                           47.50

Untch                                                 su                          210.00

UNL                                                    rt                            750.00

UNL AEM B Cen                              se                            6.91

K Yng                                                 se                          625.00

W Trshy                                             cont                     4500.00

Wd & Atkn                                         cont                       228.00

Wex bnk                                            su                         5369.07

 

ROAD FUND:

AKRS                                                 se                          739.19

ALLO                                                  se                          154.07

Ands Sns                                           se                          338.28

Bobct                                                  se                          181.15

Cptl Bus Sys                                     su                           66.38

Crqst                                                   re                         1538.04

Cnsldt                                                se                          617.54

Cnhsk Int Trks                                   se                          558.68

Gyn Mch & St                                   su                          321.81

Hrsy Coop Tel                                   se                           76.94

Hm Lmb & Sup                                 su                          107.99

Inld Trk Prt                                         re                         1760.32

Klr Trl Sls                                           re                         1403.55

Lry Gls                                               re                           205.76

Ln Cty Wd Cnt                                  su                          454.30

Mntzr                                                  su                          137.80

Mrph Trct & Eq                                 re                         6300.28

NSG                                                   su                         8022.30

NTC                                                    re                           342.23

Orlly                                                    su                           22.98

Sctt Intg Ent                                      su                           98.20

Snp On                                              su                          153.45

Sthlnd Frm & At                                su                          193.86

TV Com                                             eqi                          87.00

Vllg Brd                                              se                           83.82

Vllg Hrsh                                            se                          125.17

Vllg Mxw                                            se                           70.00

Vllg Wllc                                             se                           23.00

 

LODGING FUND:

Allo                                                     se                          374.96

Dmn Regst                                        se                          190.00

Eaks Off Pl                                        su                          202.48

Idl Ln Sup                                          su                           37.87

NE Assn Cty Off                               se                           13.00

NW Eng                                             su                          118.77

PAC                                                    se                          530.00

Sprts NE                                            se                          200.00

US Cell                                              se                          317.18

Wex Bnk                                            se                           28.02

 

P&M FUND:

Mcrflm Img                                         se                           45.00

 

SELF FUNDED INS FUND:

Frst Cncrd Ben                                 ins                      13,443.68

 

JUVENILE FACILITY FUND:

Brltt Dug Trshk                                 se                          164.25

 

JAIL BUILDING FUND

Brwn Const INC                             cont                 263,569.13

 

The meeting was adjourned at 11:06 A.M.

 

Advance notice and the agenda for the February 8, 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 February 5, 2021; and was also emailed to the media on February 5, 2021.

 

The agenda for the meetings to be held on Tuesday, February 16, 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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