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03-08-2021 Minutes

March 8, 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.  Hewgley 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 Bruns to approve the minutes regarding the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meeting held on March 1, 2021.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

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

 

Motion by Henry, seconded by Woodruff to authorize the Chairman to sign Form 35K for the NE City/County Lottery Annual Report to the State of Nebraska, Charitable Gaming Division.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

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

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Bruns to authorize the Chairman to sign the Federal Grant Sub-Recipient Audit Acknowledgement Form for the VOCA grant stating that the county will need a federal audit for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Henry, seconded by Woodruff to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign the right of way application submitted by McCook Public Power District.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Bruns to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign the right of way application submitted by Consolidated Companies Inc. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns 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 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 Bruns, seconded by Henry to approve the minutes regarding the Lincoln County Board of Equalization meeting held on March 1, 2021. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

No certificates of correction or refund submitted by the County Assessor.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Henry to approve the permissive tax exemption application filed by Keep North Platte Lincoln County Beautiful with a 10% penalty on personal property as recommended by the County Assessor. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Bruns, seconded by Henry to approve the permissive tax exemption application filed by Father Flanagan’s Boys Home with a 20% penalty on personal property as recommended by the County Assessor.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Henry to deny the permissive exemption application filed by North Platte Baptist Church, Parcel ID #10995.55 as recommended by the County Assessor as it is a vacant lot.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Bruns, seconded by Henry to deny the permissive exemption application filed by North Platte Baptist Church, Parcel ID #25310.00 as recommended by the County Assessor as the transfer of real estate has not occurred.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

County Assessor, Julie Stenger, read into the record a letter to the County Board concerning her recommendation to deny the permissive exemption applications submitted by BarWD Ranch Institute for Ranch Management. There were 25 parcels/applications that were filed.

 

William Korinek, appeared to explain his reasons for filing for the exemptions on the property.  He informed board members that the institute for ranch management was formed last year.  They offer free education and free tours to interested parties.  They also work with the University of Nebraska campus located at Curtis.

 

Commissioner Henry thanked him for providing this service but stated there are others in the county also offering this same kind of opportunity.  The main purpose of this property is to make a living which does not constitute tax exemption.

 

Korinek reiterated that this offers professional guidance to move forward with their education.

 

Commissioner Weems read into the record the five part test based on Nebraska State Statute for allowing permissive exemption applications.

 

County Assessor, Julie Stenger, commented that all these parcels are under his personal name and not a corporation in the Register of Deeds office.

 

Commissioner Woodruff questioned if several parcels could possibly be broken out for future consideration.

 

Korinek replied that this might be a possibility.

 

Motion by Henry, seconded by Bruns to deny all permissive tax exemption applications submitted by BarWD Ranch Institute for Ranch Management as it does not meet criteria in state statute.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

The Lincoln County Board of Equalization recessed at 9:45 A.M. and the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners reconvened.

 

Holly Carlini was present to answer any questions on the special designated liquor application submitted by the Creative Arts Council.  She reported that they do hold a permanent liquor license.  She also indicated they had completed the server training.

 

Sheriff Kramer did not have any objections to the application.

 

Motion by Henry, seconded by Bruns to approve the special designated liquor permit by Creative Arts Council dba Prairie Arts Center for a wedding reception to be held at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds on April 3, 2021.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners recessed at 9:53 A.M. and reconvened as the Lincoln County Board of Equalization to finish signing the Form 451, permissive tax exemption applications.

 

The Lincoln County Board of Equalization adjourned at 10:02 A.M. and reconvened as the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners.

 

Les Green, Lincoln County I.T. Director, Dave Pate, Lincoln County I.T. personnel and Lincoln County Clerk, Rebecca Rossell were present to discuss the re-districting process that needs to be completed following the 2020 Census.  I.T. personnel gave a presentation on Census data information and how the software can be used in the re-districting process.  The County Clerk gave information concerning Nebraska State Statutes referring to Census re-districting and explained that the county will need to look at possible changes to voting precinct lines as well as Commissioner Districts.  Information received from the Nebraska Secretary of State’s office indicates that census data, which typically is available by April 1, has been pushed back to September 30, so there are many unknowns at this point in time.

 

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

 

Approved the following claims as presented for payment:

 

General:

Allo                                                     se                         540.14

Al’s Lock                                            su                           96.12

Amazon Capital                                ex                           97.98

Am Red Cross                                  se                           64.00

Anderson & Sns                               su                           18.15

Bear Comm Flr Cr                            se                       1500.00

Big Red Twg                                     se                           80.00

Brady GetnGo                                   su                           35.25

Brouillette Lw                                    se                         510.00

Browns Shoes                                  ex                         150.00

Buskirk Cnslg                                   se                         500.00

Capital Busns                                   se                         927.73

Cash-Wa                                           su                           29.80

C Farley                                             mi                           32.48

Colfer,Wood                                      se                       1135.00

Consolidated Mgmt                          se                           89.48

Cortech                                              su                         308.00

  1. Strickley fee 20.00

CXTec                                                su                         466.00

DAS St Acctg                                    cont                      204.30

Digital Ally                                         re                          315.00

Dr Deb’s                                            se                         200.00

G Stermensky                                   se                         797.50

Eakes                                                 se                       1377.00

Entenmann-Rovin                           su                         189.50

Express AVL                                     re                          170.00

Galls                                                   su                         810.81

Globalstar                                          se                         107.38

GP Health                                         se                         565.75

GP Med Supply                                su                           14.00

Heartland Animal                             ex                           44.00

H Schein                                           su                           87.54

Hometown Lsg                                 se                         293.29

Ideal                                                   su                         214.34

InfoDynamics                                   se                       1858.00

JC Auto Wash                                  re                            22.44

Janssens                                           re                          173.38

J Rudolph                                         se                         260.00

LC Attny                                             reb                          88.23

LC Attny CSE                                   reb                        110.58

LC Crt                                                 fees                    2088.96

Lowmans                                           re                          810.60

M McKeone PC                                se                       2174.50

Menards                                            su                         279.67

Mentzer Oil                                        su                         160.80

Microfilm Img                                     se                         600.00

Midwst Crd & ID                               se                         687.50

Midwst Conn                                    pstg                          3.21

MIPS                                                  se                       3268.25

Morris Rptg                                       se                       3196.65

ML&W                                                se                       5713.96

NACO                                                reg                        135.00

NE Spclty Net                                   se                         791.00

NP Do It                                             su                           48.36

NP Telegraph                                   adv                         16.84

P Heng Law                                      se                         150.00

P Martinez                                         reb                          16.20

PV Comm                                          re                            87.00

Prodigy Sol                                       su                     11652.77

R Saner                                             mi                           19.60

R Schroeder                                     se                         900.00

P Wilson                                            fees                        20.00

Seevers Auto                                    re                          218.79

LC Sheriff                                          fees                    2345.76

SHI                                                     eq                         439.28

Shred It                                              se                         218.58

Snells                                                 re                          821.77

Staples                                               su                         512.41

Summit Food                                    se                       4461.94

T Fox                                                  se                         166.25

Home Depot                                      su                         365.01

TransUnn Risk                                 cont                      125.00

UNL-Linc                                           rt                           847.96

Verizon                                              se                         425.21

V Neidhardt                                       mi                           37.52

WEX Bnk                                           su                       5637.83

911 Custom                                      eq                         900.00

 

Roads:

Anderson Sns                                  re                          572.42

Blk Hills Engy                                   se                         849.69

Capital Busns                                   se                           51.96

Carquest                                            re                          788.98

City of NP                                          su                     24260.45

Consolidated                                    se                         622.48

Cornhusker Intl                                re                        4999.84

Fastenal                                            re                          193.40

Hershey Coop                                  se                           77.61

Home Lmbr                                       su                         380.10

Inland Trk                                          re                          133.18

Jannsens                                          re                        1723.84

Langemeier Htg                                re                          450.00

Menards                                            su                         157.41

Mentzers                                            su                         203.18

Midlands Occ Med                           se                           20.00

Miller Rep                                          re                            32.48

Murphy Trktr                                      re                        7095.50

NE Asso Cnty Eng                           reg                        110.00

NSG                                                   su                     15179.85

NE Trk Ctr                                         re                          663.41

NP Do It                                             su                           12.05

Telegraph                                          adv                       100.64

RDO                                                   re                        1245.34

RS Hydrlc                                          re                          289.48

Scotts Intgrtd Ent                             re                            74.00

Sutherland Frm                                re                          646.00

Troyer Ent                                         re                          190.31

Vlg of Brady                                      se                           83.82

Vlg of Maxwell                                  se                           70.00

Vlg of Wallace                                  se                           23.00

 

P & M Fund:

MIS                                                     se                           45.00

 

Building:

Telegraph                                          adv                         73.41

 

Jail Blg Fund:

Treanor HL    se        665.46

 

The meeting was adjourned at 10:57 A.M.

 

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

 

The agenda for the meetings to be held on Monday, March 15, 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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