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04-12-2021 Minutes

April 12, 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 April 5, 2021.  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.

 

Motion by Henry, seconded by Woodruff to appoint Brandon Myers, Region 51 Emergency Management Director, to the Loess Canyons Community Wildfire Protection Plan steering committee. 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 Register of Deeds, County Sheriff and County Clerk.  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 permit submitted by Mid States Power LLC.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Hewgley to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign the right of way permit submitted by Hershey Cooperative Telephone, Co.  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 Woodruff, seconded by Bruns to approve the minutes regarding the Lincoln County Board of Equalization meeting held on April 5, 2021. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Woodruff 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.

 

Judy Clark, Lincoln County Planning Director, told board members that Planning Staff had no objections to the application for Hailey Administrative Subdivision.

 

Motion by Henry, seconded by Woodruff to approve the application by George and Janice Hailey for Hailey Administrative Subdivision (SU21-001) located at 5502 N Wagon Trail Rd in a TA-1 Transitional Agricultural District on property described as part of the N ½ SE ¼ of Section 16, Township 14 North, Range 31 West of the 6th P.M., Lincoln County, Nebraska. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

County Board members and County Sheriff, Jerome Kramer, voiced concerns about infringement of civil rights. They encouraged other political subdivisions to consider action to protect our rights.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Henry to adopt Resolution No. 2021-10 supporting the right of legal citizens to keep and bear arms (2nd Amendment Sanctuary).  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

County Board members expressed concern about taking productive land out of service per Executive Order 14008. Farmers and ranchers are already good stewards of the land.

 

Motion by Bruns, seconded by Woodruff to adopt Resolution No. 2021-11 opposing the 30 x 30 program issued in President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Executive Order 14008.

 

Commissioner Hewgley reiterated that we are already better stewards of the land.

 

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

 

Motion by Bruns, seconded by Woodruff to set May 3, 2021 at 9:45 A.M. to accept bids on a used water truck for Lincoln County Dept. of Roads.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Henry to adopt Resolution No. 2021-12 entering into an interlocal agreement with Dawson County for the O’Fallon Bridge Replacement Project.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Discussion was held concerning Lincoln County’s property/casualty/liability insurance coverage.

 

Commissioner Bruns reported he was looking at the budget.  Lincoln County has not taken bids for insurance since 2008.  He suggested taking a look at the market place and putting it out for bid. He has no issues with the current carrier.

 

Commissioner Hewgley stated that a consultant would need to be hired to do this correctly.

 

Larry Stobbs and Jerilynn Kates from Rosenberg Insurance, the county’s current carrier, were present to answer any questions.  J.K. told them that from experience it would at least 90 days to get bids and make a recommendation.

 

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

 

Approved the following claims as presented for payment:

 

General:

Accl Recvbls                                     se                       1125.00

ALLO                                                  se                       1326.16

A Speichert                                       se                       2720.00

Amazon Captl                                   su                         380.93

Brouillete,Dgn                                  se                       4243.40

Browns Shoes                                  ex                           99.99

Captl Bus                                          eq                       7402.00

CenturyLnk                                       se                         576.58

Cervelle Acdm                                  eq                         830.00

C Durham                                         se                       3050.00

Cohagen Trans                                su                           52.99

Consldtd Mgmt                                 se                           60.68

DAS St Acctg                                    rt                         3727.08

Dawson Cnty                                    se                           57.09

Eakes                                                 su                       2102.68

Galls                                                   ex                           74.94

GP Health                                         se                       5004.60

Hmtwn Lsg                                        rt                           763.99

Ideal Linen                                        su                           45.72

Intgrted Cmptr                                   su                         129.90

J Rudolph                                         se                       1830.00

Jones & Bartlett                                ex                         782.54

Keck’s Shrpng                                  se                           11.00

K Florom                                            se                         808.32

Kiesler Police                                    eq                       1213.30

Lexington Clpr                                  se                           40.34

LC Crt                                                 se                       4305.72

McKeone PC                                    se                       5496.25

M Trosynski                                      cont                    6375.00

Meyer Crtv                                         su                         397.52

Nozicka Law                                     se                     17418.00

MIS                                                     rt                           130.00

Midwst Conn                                    se                           59.53

Mdwst Spcl                                       se                           18.00

MIPS                                                  se                       2741.69

NE ST Patrol                                     se                       2083.20

NE.Gov                                              se                              4.50

NMC Inc                                            se                         179.76

NP Police                                          cont                 10441.87

NP Telegrph                                     su                         327.60

Orr’s Drap                                          ex                           15.40

Pederson Law                                  se                       2744.70

Platte Valley Comm                         se                         157.00

Quadient Fin                                     pstg                      300.00

Radiology                                          se                           39.81

Region II                                            se                     17509.00

Schaben San                                   se                         733.40

LC Sheriff                                          fees                    1737.97

Shred it                                              su                         997.42

Staybrdge                                          ldg                        103.99

Summitt Fd                                        cont                    4629.04

Home Depot                                      su                         588.20

TrnsUn                                               cont                      125.00

US Bank                                            se                       1298.38

Unitech                                              su                         284.00

UNL                                                    rt                           750.00

NE Ext                                                rt                         1200.00

USDA APHIS                                    se                       9169.62

Verizon                                              se                         243.29

Wstrn Crtgrphrs                                su                           72.00

Wm Troshynski                                cont                    4500.00

Wex Bnk                                            su                       6579.48

 

Roads:

ACE                                                    se                           95.65

Allo                                                     se                         153.10

Andrsn Sns                                       se                           93.62

BG&S                                                 se                       3206.00

Blk Hills Engy                                   se                         501.73

Carquest                                            re                        1462.69

Custer PPD                                       se                         806.63

Dawson PPD                                    se                         442.43

Garrett                                                re                        5608.15

Guynan Mach                                   re                          146.19

Hershey Coop Tele                          se                           77.67

Home Lmbr                                       su                              5.99

Ideal                                                   su                         265.04

Inland Trk Pts                                   re                        4963.27

Kelly Su                                             re                            33.84

Kohler Trlr                                          re                          460.80

Langemeier                                       re                            80.00

Larrys Rad                                        se                           37.50

LC Weed                                           su                       1025.00

Mentzer Oil                                        su                       1500.20

Miller Re                                            re                            75.00

Murphy Trkr                                       re                        5836.04

NE Trk Ctr                                         re                          348.94

NMC                                                   re                     11186.26

NP Do It                                             su                           43.36

NP Telegraph                                   adv                         71.72

Pauls PP                                           ex                         455.00

Schaben San                                   se                         123.71

Scotts Intg Ent                                  re                            32.00

Sutherland Frm                                su                           66.18

Tractor Su                                         su                           31.45

Vlg Hershey                                      se                         125.17

Vlg Maxwell                                      se                         166.00

Vlg Wallace                                       se                           23.00

 

Lodging:

Allo                                                     se                         380.30

Culligan                                             su                           80.16

Ideal                                                   su                         190.07

Integrated                                          su                         504.00

KIIT                                                     adv                       144.00

KNPL                                                 adv                       153.00

K Knott                                               ex                         100.00

Meyer Crtv                                         se                           80.34

Nanonation                                       se                       6596.00

N Veal                                                se                           50.00

NE Trvl Aso                                       reg                        100.00

Pro-Prtg                                             su                       1752.30

S Maly Mrktg                                     se                       2483.33

T Broom                                             ex                         100.00

Tru                                                      ldg                        269.60

Twn Cities                                         se                       2238.75

US Bnk                                              se                       5969.45

US Cell                                              se                         317.18

Wex Bank                                         se                           36.04

 

P & M Fund:

Microfilm Img                                     se                       2286.14

 

Self-Funded Ins:

First Concord                                    ins                      7348.26

 

Juvenile Fac:

Brouillette Dgn,Trsh                        se                       1003.25

 

Building Fund:

NP Telegraph                                   adv                       140.98

Rembolt Ludtke                                se                         770.00

 

Jail Bldg Fund:

Brwn Const                                       se                  453720.38

 

The meeting was adjourned at 11:15 A.M.

 

Advance notice and the agenda for the April 12, 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 April 9, 2021; and was also emailed to the media on April 9, 2021.

 

The agenda for the meetings to be held on Monday, April 19, 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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