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06-28-2021

June 28, 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 Woodruff to approve the minutes regarding the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meeting held on June 21, 2021.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Henry, 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 Bruns, seconded by Woodruff to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign the contract with Election Systems & Software for Balotar hardware and software in the amount of $18,130 for the Lincoln County Clerk/Election Commissioner.  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 and County Treasurer, Shelli Franzen.

 

Motion by Bruns, seconded by Henry to approve the minutes regarding the Lincoln County Board of Equalization meeting held on June 21, 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 Bruns to approve the late Filing of exemption application submitted on real property by Hebrew Torah Center located at O.T. 7-113 with the statutory $600 late filing fee.  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 American Red Cross 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 Woodruff to approve the motor vehicle tax exemption application submitted by American Red Cross 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 Woodruff to approve the motor vehicle tax exemption application submitted by First Baptist Church of Maxwell 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 notice of property valuation changes numbered 2021-56 through 2021-61 as submitted by the County Assessor.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

The Lincoln County Board of Equalization adjourned at 9:25 A.M. and the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners reconvened.

 

Carla O’Dell, Lincoln County Highway Supt., reported that she had been working with the County Attorney’s Office to draft easement agreements for the three property owners that would be affected by the Sutherland North Bridge project.

 

Lyle Minshull, one of the property owners, appeared to ask if the location decided is the best place to put the new bridge.

 

Commissioner Hewgley and O’Dell replied that there have been numerous surveys, assessments, and hydraulic tests done and all options reviewed for placement of the new bridge.

 

Motion by Bruns, seconded by Woodruff to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign the Local Political Subdivision Acquisition contract with Gary Trego, trustee of the Gary M. Trego GST Trust (Pt of Gov’t Lot 5 and Part of the SW ¼ of the NW ¼ of Sec.4; TN 14N, Range 33W) for the Sutherland bridge project with a purchase price of $523.05.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Henry to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign a donation of temporary construction easement with Gary Trego, trustee of the Gary M. Trego GST Trust, (Pt of Gov’t Lot 5 and part of the SW ¼ of the NW ¼ of Sec 4; TN 14N, Range 33W) for the Sutherland bridge project.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Commissioner Bruns spoke on the selection of a firm to perform insurance consultant services for Lincoln County.  The last time the county bid insurance was in 2008. An informal group of county personnel including Commissioner Hewgley, Commissioner Bruns, Board Assistant, Tammy White, Deputy County Attorney, Tyler Volkmer and Lincoln County Clerk, Rebecca Rossell attended the presentations by UNICO and InsPRO Insurance both from Lincoln, NE. The group that heard the consultant presentations recommend the selection of UNICO. They also suggest that insurance is bid every 3 to 5 years.

 

Motion by Bruns, seconded by Hewgley to approve the selection of UNICO from Lincoln, NE to perform insurance consultant services for Lincoln County for the amount of $10,000.  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:

Adv Med Img                                     se                       1000.00

Agri Comp Sls                                  se                       1435.63

All Makes                                           eq                       4998.17

Allo                                                     eq                       3519.51

Al’s Lock                                            se                           19.90

Amrts Dntl                                         ins                      2289.52

Antelope CS                                     se                         170.00

Brrckmn & Bzta                                se                       3847.50

Big Rd Twg                                       se                         184.00

BLR                                                    su                         536.99

Brwns Shoe                                      ex                         150.00

Captl Bsns Sys                                 se                         336.67

Car Quest                                          su                              5.99

Carrol’s Twg                                      se                           77.50

CDW Govt                                         se                         468.00

ST of NE                                            se                         204.30

Cervelle Acdmc                                se                         845.70

C Shaw                                              se                       1642.80

C Bruns                                             mi                         112.00

Cty of GI                                             eq                       4169.67

Cty of NP                                           se                     26190.14

CIS                                                     rt                           427.28

Dwsn Cnty Shrf                                se                           48.09

Dgls Cnty Shrf                                  se                           20.59

Eakes                                                 eq                    17834.42

ES&S                                                 eq                    18983.03

Express AVL                                     re                          189.99

First Cncrd                                        se                         147.50

G Works                                             se                       6140.00

Galls LLC                                          ex                         454.08

G Petersen                                        reb                        400.00

GovConn                                           eq                    15722.34

HiLine Coop                                      re                            23.50

Holiday Inn                                        ldg                        574.75

Ideal                                                   se                         210.54

Intgrtd Comp                                     se                       4937.50

J Rudolph                                         se                         765.00

Jhnson Ctrls                                     re                        1940.20

J Hewgley                                         mi                         112.00

K & S Elec                                         re                        9500.00

  1. Marshal mi 64.96

Keith CC                                            se                         513.06

K Weems                                           mi                         112.00

Larrys Gls                                          eq                         675.11

LC Att PC                                          se                           28.00

MacGill Med                                      su                         179.40

M Weber MD                                    se                       7000.00

Menard                                              su                         200.57

Mentzer Oil                                        su                         729.18

Mi6 Pza                                              ex                           95.84

ML&W                                                se                     16956.00

NACO                                                reg                        375.00

NE Safety                                          re                          180.00

NP Anml Shltr                                   re                            24.00

NP Police                                          cont                 10441.87

NP Telegraph                                   se                           59.73

P Heng                                              se                       4468.23

PSAN                                                 reg                        200.00

Quadient Fin                                     pstg                      500.00

Quill Corp                                          se                           75.78

R Saner                                             reb                        195.24

Seler Inst                                           su                     14796.00

Sftwr Unl                                           eq                       1044.00

Staples                                               su                         388.11

Summit Fd                                         se                       4833.54

TO Haas                                            re                            20.73

T Stasser                                           mi                           25.76

T Fox                                                  se                         358.25

Thysnkrupp                                       agr                        277.66

Treetop Prod                                     su                       4046.95

US Bank                                            se                       7579.27

US Pstmr                                           pstg                      970.00

ULine                                                 eq                       1011.77

UNL                                                    eq                           26.70

US Cell                                              cont                      913.46

V Neidhardt                                       mi                           43.12

 

Roads:

AT&T                                                  se                           54.85

ACE Irrg                                             su                     15469.40

AKRS                                                 re                          130.34

Amrts Dntl                                         ins                        975.32

Brico Pest                                          se                         150.00

Cnsldted                                            se                         274.51

Contrtr Sevs                                      se                     19551.00

Croell                                                 se                     20380.60

Dwsn PPD                                        se                           54.75

DMC Wear Pts                                 su                       1926.00

Garrett                                                re                     19825.71

Huebner Su                                      su                         232.99

JA Traffic                                           su                       1400.00

McCk PPD                                        se                         103.55

Mentzer Oil                                        su                       1946.50

M Todd Co                                        su                       4173.70

Midlands Occp                                  su                           75.00

ML&W                                                se                         455.02

Murphy Trctr                                      re                        9231.10

NE Trk Ctr                                         se                         150.37

Newman Signs                                 su                       4205.05

Paulsen Inc                                       su                       9207.96

Rockmount Res                               su                         311.61

SAPP bros                                         su                           76.28

Snap-On                                            su                           89.25

Sutherland Farm                              su                         566.90

TC Eng                                              se                     11874.53

Tital Mach                                         re                          679.00

US Bank                                            su                         659.45

 

Lodging:

Affrdbl Strg                                        rt                             89.00

Amrts Dntal                                       ins                        105.44

Charlies Plmbg                                 se                         120.00

Crnhskr Com Clng                           se                         631.00

Eakes                                                 su                           24.97

Ideal                                                   se                         190.07

Integrated                                          eq                       2034.00

Lamar Co                                          se                         600.00

ML&W                                                se                         511.42

NE Schl Act                                       inc                      3192.00

PrestoX                                              se                           42.00

Pro Prtg                                              su                         184.51

Protex Ctrl                                         se                           98.00

Sandhills Ntrl Wtr                             su                         353.44

Spectrum                                           se                     14013.50

S Maly Mrktg                                     se                         900.00

 

P & M Fund:

Eakes                                                 se                         375.91

MIS                                                     se                           45.00

 

Self-Funded Ins:

First Cncrd                                        se                       1989.80

 

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

 

Advance notice and the agenda for the June 28, 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 June 25, 2021; and was also emailed to the media on June 25, 2021.

 

The agenda for the meetings to be held on Tuesday, July 6, 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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