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04-19-2021 Minutes

April 19, 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.  Henry 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 12, 2021.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Hewgley 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 Hewgley, seconded by Henry to authorize the Chairman to sign the right of way application submitted by John Hecox and Petersen Irrigation.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Bruns, seconded by Woodruff 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.

 

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 as well as Shelli Franzen, County Treasurer.

 

Motion by Bruns, seconded by Henry to approve the minutes regarding the Lincoln County Board of Equalization meeting held on April 12, 2021. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Bruns, 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.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Henry to approve the motor vehicle tax exemption application submitted by Great Plains Health a recommended for approval by the County Treasurer.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

The Lincoln County Board of Equalization adjourned at 9:21 A.M. and the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners reconvened.

 

Paul Grieger of D.A. Davidson appeared to give an update on the marketing concerning the 2020 Refunding Bonds.  They will be talking to banks today.  Formal orders can be placed tomorrow.  The interest rate is currently at 2.04% and he is estimating it will be reduced to below 1%.  The net savings to the county will be approximately $160,000.00.

 

Motion by Henry, seconded by Woodruff to authorize the Chairman to sign the Click It or Ticket NOHS mini grant for the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office in the amount of $15,680.00.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

An informal Lincoln County Benefits Committee presented recommendations to the County Board on various employee benefits.  They recommended the following:  1) changing to Ameritas Dental coverage; 2) Retaining Colonial as a work site plan carrier, terminating the Aflac work site plans and adding MetLife work site plans; 3) leaving the current $1500 deductible (with the deductible buy down in place) with Blue Cross/Blue Shield health insurance in place as well as including another plan option in the future; 4) providing premium assistance of 70% of the family/spouse health insurance premium; and 5) implementing an employee recognition/appreciation program.

 

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

 

Approved the following claims as presented for payment:

General:

Acme Prtg                                          se                           55.38

Advance Auto                                   su                           64.80

Agri Comptr                                       se                       3581.77

A Speichert                                       se                         470.00

Amazon                                             su                         164.00

Applied Concpts                               se                       2748.00

Berrickman & Baz                            se                       2381.00

Blk Hls Stage                                    se                         216.50

B Boyer                                              mi                           22.40

Cap Busns                                        eq                         744.85

Cash-Wa                                           se                           42.06

DAS St Actg                                      cont                      184.60

CntryLnk                                            se                         350.96

CharmTex                                         su                       1408.50

Chrtr Comm                                      se                         150.33

C Shaw                                              se                       8664.96

Commnty Conn                                se                       5686.56

Consldtd Mgmt                                 se                           60.43

Dawson Cnty Sh                              se                           18.61

Dell Mrktg                                          se                       2319.00

Dr Debs                                             cont                    1200.00

Eakes                                                 su                       2587.61

Exp AVL                                            re                          212.50

Fastenal                                            su                                .44

C Minshull                                         agree                 5748.00

GP Health                                         se                       1640.32

GP Hmcr Eq                                      se                           14.00

Guardian RFID                                 su                           60.70

HHS-Linc                                          se                         372.00

Hintons                                              re                            45.00

JC Auto Wsh                                     se                              7.48

J Hewgley                                         mi                           59.36

J Stenger                                           reb                          10.00

J Gosnell                                           mi                           10.20

J Roberts                                           mi                              5.04

Kelly su                                              re                            35.91

B Malcom                                          se                       4196.00

Menards                                            su                           81.15

Nozicka Law                                     se                       4865.65

MIS                                                     se                         376.00

Motorola Sol                                     eq                         755.55

ML&W                                                se                         193.88

NACT                                                 reg                        100.00

Norfolk Reg                                       se                         465.00

NP Do It                                             su                           12.32

NP Telegrph                                     su                         358.80

NWE                                                   se                       1985.57

O’Reilly AP                                        su                         170.03

Odean Clnl Chpl                              se                       1050.00

Pathology Svs                                  se                           83.77

Prodigy Sol                                       se                     19726.58

R Schroeder                                     se                         800.00

R Aden                                              mi                              2.24

Shred-It                                              se                           43.07

Summit Fd                                         se                       9219.98

T&S Rep                                            su                         295.85

Title Svs                                             se                         165.00

T Johnson                                         mi                           21.28

Toyer Ent                                           su                           62.12

US Bnk                                              su                         832.43

UNL                                                    ex                           83.29

Wstrn Crtgrphers                              su                         103.50

Wstfld Pharm                                    se                       4732.62

Wex Bnk                                            su                         387.84

911 Custom                                      re                          687.06

 

Roads:

AT&T                                                  se                         105.03

Blk Hls Engy                                     se                         161.25

Bosselman                                        re                              2.32

Cty NP                                               su                     16007.45

Contr Rntl                                          su                           29.00

Croell                                                 su                     12846.17

JA Trfc                                               su                         350.00

Mdwst Elec                                       se                         340.39

Newman Sgns                                  su                         783.10

Paulsens Inc                                     su                     12492.28

RDO                                                   se                       2453.64

Titan Mach                                        re                          258.00

WPCI                                                  se                           32.25

 

Self-Funded Ins:

Frst Concrd                                       ins                      1079.00

 

Co.Drug Law Enf:

Custm Cage                                      se                       2700.00

 

The meeting was adjourned at 11:21 A.M.

 

Advance notice and the agenda for the April 19, 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 April16, 2021; and was also emailed to the media on April 16, 2021.

 

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