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05-03-2021 Minutes

May 3, 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. Bruns 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 26, 2021. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

Motion by Hewgley, 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 Hewgley to adopt Resolution No. 2021-14 authorizing the sale of obsolete culverts by Lincoln County Department of Roads. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

Motion by Henry, seconded by Bruns to adopt Resolution No. 2021-15 authorizing all fees related to distress warrants to be paid out of the Misc. Budget in the General Fund. 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 along with County Treasurer, Shelli Franzen.

Motion by Bruns, seconded by Hewgley to approve the minutes regarding the Lincoln County Board of Equalization meeting held on April 26, 2021. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

Motion by Bruns, seconded by Henry 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.

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Henry to approve the motor vehicle tax exemption application submitted by Boy Scout Troop #81 as recommended for approval by the County Treasurer. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

Motion by Henry, seconded by Hewgley to approve the motor vehicle tax exemption application submitted by Community Action Partnership of Mid Nebraska as recommended for approval by the County Treasurer. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

Motion by Bruns, seconded by Hewgley to approve the motor vehicle tax exemption application submitted by Bethel Free Evangelical Church as recommended for approval by the County Treasurer. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Henry to approve the motor vehicle tax exemption application submitted by Regency Retirement Community as recommended for approval by the County Treasurer. 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 People’s Family Health Services (WIC) as 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 9:27 A.M. and the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners reconvened.

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Bruns to accept the bid on O’Fallon Bridge Replacement project materials CBMP (4) Lincoln County Structure C005632107 from Contech Engineered Solutions in the total amount of $129,272.00 with Lincoln County’s portion at $58,780.00 as recommended by the County Highway Supt. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

The following bids were received on a used water truck for Lincoln County Dept. of Roads: The Wrays LLC – $ 45,000.00; Mountain Truck & Equipment Company – $38,950.00.

Carla O’Dell, Lincoln County Highway Supt., requested time to review the bids and make a recommendation to the County Board at the next board meeting.
The following bids were received for the 2nd & 3d Floor Courthouse Restroom remodel project:

Wayne Dowhower Construction, Inc. – Base bid – $212,900, Alternate #1 – Add $14,300, Alternate #2 – Add $4,400; Paulsen Inc. – Base bid – $249,500, Alternate #1 – Add $21,750, Alternate #2 – Add $10,500.

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Bruns to accept the low bid of Wayne Dowhower Construction, Inc., adding both alternates to the base bid for a total of $231,600. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

Motion by Bruns, seconded by Henry to approve the purchase of in car cameras through the State of Nebraska contract for the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office in the amount of $161,170.00 from Brite. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

Motion by Bruns, seconded by Hewgley to appoint Ty Lucas to the West Central District Health Department Board of Health as Lincoln County’s Spirited Individual for a three year term. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

County Board discussed the Lincoln County Employee dental benefit options. The Benefits Committee had made a recommendation to switch to the Ameritas dental plan. It was comparable in rates but had better benefits for the employees when compared to the current Blue Cross Blue Shield dental plan.

Motion by Bruns, seconded by Hewgley to authorize the Chairman to sign the dental application form with Ameritas for the plan year beginning July 1, 2021. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

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

Approved the following claims as presented for payment:

General:
AcroMat su 398.50
Am Red Cross se 128.00
B Roggow mi 8.96
Browns Shoes ex 1008.75
Cap Bus Sys agr 482.93
Cash-Wa su 80.02
Centrl NE Crmtn se 750.00
Cervelle Acad se 725.00
C Boden mi 107.52
CHI Health se 7406.54
Cty of NP cont 36490.00
Clk Dist Crt se 1635.00
Colfer,Wood se 1835.00
Consolidated Mgmt se 8.74
CXtec cont 1220.00
DAS St Acctg rt 3727.08
Dell eq 282.18
Dundy Cnty Treas se 1372.79
EMC Ins se 10000.00
Excel Scrn Prt ex 75.30
FedEx se 88.50
Frst Concord ins 147.50
Galls LLC ex 31.11
Gov Conn eq 3587.18
Govnmt Forms su 373.53
GP Health se 12386.39
Hintons Lock re 138.42
Hitchcock Cnty Treas se 1372.83
Ideal su 210.54
J Clark mi 180.32
Keith Cnty Sheriff se 39.24
Kelly Su su 46.95
Leads Online se 3296.00
Lindemeier Law cont 9429.33
Lowmans Auto re 1488.81
Menards su 230.85
MidNE Ice su 88.96
M Moorhead mi 44.80
Mi6 su 41.93
ML&W se 7144.46
NE Law Enf Trng se 920.00
NE Safety se 255.00
NP Fire Dpt se 1622.43
NP Telegraph adv 32.39
NWE se 132.82
Penn Emblem ex 22.33
Pocket Press se 60.44
Praise Windows agr 2400.00
R Rayburn mi 87.36
Rosenberg Ins su 70.00
Seevers Auto re 329.91
Snells re 725.50
S Koch mi 67.20
Summit Fd cont 9289.88
T Stasser reb 8.00
T Fox se 381.50
UNL-Linc eq 3528.94
US Cellular cont 858.63
Verizon se 425.27
Wood & Aitken se 4622.20
Zones eq 1197.00

Roads:
BG&S re 740.00
Bomgaars su 159.95
Cty of NP su 28080.89
Consolidated se 622.37
Dawson PPD se 69.44
Hotsy Eq re 756.74
Langemeier Htg re 80.00
Menards su 298.76
MidNE Wldg re 2250.00
ML&W se 436.66
NP Telegraph adv 176.20
NWE se 271.23
Rckmount Resrch su 184.46
Rosenberg Ins se 70.00
TO Haas su 67.80

Lodging:
Al’s Lock re 509.36
Crnhskr Clng se 355.00
Eakes su 52.52
J Cruz se 250.00
JTD Future Hldg grnt 2500.00
KNPL adv 25.00
Lamar Co se 833.33
Lin Hwy Scenic dues 200.00
Lin Hwy Ass. dues 45.00
ML&W se 267.62
M Clark reb 56.71
NP Telegraph adv 18.40
PrestoX se 40.00
Sandhills Ntl Wtr su 574.22
Sowders se 75.00

Jail Bond Funs:
BOK Financial bond 63856.25
BOK Financial bond 54840.00
BOK Financial bond 35007.50

Road Bond Fund:
BOK Financial bond 53400.00

Building Fund:
Schemmer se 190.00

Jail Bldg Fund:
Brown Const se 415365.05

The meeting was adjourned at 10:45 A.M.

Advance notice and the agenda for the May 3, 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 30, 2021; and was also emailed to the media on April 30, 2021.

The agenda for the meetings to be held on Monday, May 10, 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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