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07-19-2021 Minutes

July 19, 2021

North Platte, Nebraska

 

Meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners. Present were Commissioners Joe Hewgley, Bill Henry, Kent Weems, Jerry Woodruff and County Clerk, Rebecca Rossell.  Woodruff offered prayer. Weems called the meeting to order at 9:00 A.M.  Commissioner Bruns was absent.

 

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

 

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

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Hewgley to authorize the Chairman to sign the right-of-way application submitted by Beveridge Well Drilling for Scott Chase.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Bruns absent.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Henry to receive and order filed the fee report submitted by the County Sheriff.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Bruns absent.

 

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

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Hewgley to authorize the Chairman to sign the amended Golden Spike Tower special designated liquor permit changing the event times for after hour socials on August 6, 2021 & August 7, 2021 at the Golden Spike Tower. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Bruns absent.

 

Motion by Henry, seconded by Woodruff to authorize Deputy County Attorney, Tyler Volkmer, to negotiate with Martin Troshynski and William Troshynski for court appointed counsel services with a Commissioner present.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Bruns absent.

 

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 Sheri Newton, Deputy County Treasurer.

 

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

 

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

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Woodruff to approve the letter of explanation for late filing of 2021 homestead exemption application by Sally Hilferty.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Bruns absent.

 

Commissioner Bruns arrived at 9:19 A.M.

 

Motion by Henry, seconded by Woodruff to approve the motor vehicle tax exemption application submitted by American National Red Cross 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 recessed at 9:20 A.M. and the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners reconvened.

 

Carla O’Dell, Lincoln County Highway Supt., reported that the Bike Trail Committee had met.  The additional funding did not happen so they are requesting that the bid be rejected.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Bruns to reject the bid for the North Platte Trail Network Bike Trail from Myers Construction Inc. in the amount of $325,883.68.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Henry to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign the special designated liquor license application submitted by Big Red Liquor for a wedding reception on August 7, 2021 at Harbor Lights.  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 a Nebraska Office of Highway Safety grant application for the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office in the amount of $15,120. (National Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, August 20, 2021 to September 6, 2021).  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

Motion by Bruns, seconded by Henry to go into closed session at 10:00 A.M. regarding personnel matters in the Roads Department, which includes job performance and conduct being evaluated, to protect needless injury to the reputation of the individuals.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Chairman Weems restated the motion for the closed session.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Bruns to go into open session at 11:13 A.M.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

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

 

Recess at 11:22 A.M. as the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners and reconvene as the Lincoln County Board of Equalization.

 

Discuss and consider property valuation protests – Form 422’s.

 

Recess at 1:50 P.M. as the Lincoln County Board of Equalization and reconvene as the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 1:55 P.M.

 

The Lincoln County Board of Equalization met on Thursday, July 22, 2021 to discuss and consider property valuation protests – Form 422’s.

 

Approved the following claims as presented for payment:

 

General:

Allo                                                     se                         113.40

A Speichert                                       se                       2890.00

Brrckmn Bzta                                    se                       3091.00

Big Red Twg                                     se                         220.00

Boarders Inn                                     ldg                          96.00

B Boyer                                              mi                           22.40

Brouillette,Dgn                                 se                       3584.55

Cptl Bsns                                           agr                          30.98

CarQuest                                           su                           46.86

DAS                                                    se                         130.00

CenturyLink                                      se                       1230.70

Cervelle Acdmc                                se                         803.52

C Minshull                                         rt                         2930.00

C Heinis                                            se                           52.34

DAS                                                    cont                      725.82

Dr Debs                                             cont                    2400.00

Dr Scrubs                                          ex                         111.98

Eakes                                                 eq                    11656.84

ECCA Ctl                                           se                           50.00

ES&S                                                 su                         278.84

L Andersen                                       reb                          23.52

Fair Law                                             se                       2735.00

Fed Ex                                               pstg                        10.00

Galls                                                   su                           74.91

GPMed Su                                        se                           14.00

Halls Elec                                          se                         331.60

DHHS                                                se                           18.00

HHS-Linc                                          se                         737.63

H Vogt                                                mi                           98.00

Hometown Lsg                                 cont                      235.35

Howard Cnty Shrf                            se                           34.52

Intl Filters                                           su                         805.87

JC Auto Wsh                                     su                           22.44

Jacks Unfrms                                    ex                         124.89

Janssens                                           re                        1606.09

J Clark                                                mi                         166.32

J Gosnell                                           mi                           10.20

J Roberts                                           mi                              5.04

Knobels Ref                                      re                        1952.50

Lncstr Cnty Shrf                               se                           18.59

Life Transitions                                 se                         775.00

LC Jail PC                                         se                           15.00

Malcom,Nelsen                                se                         209.20

  1. Troshynski cont 7500.00

Menards                                            su                         425.14

Meyer Creative                                 se                         185.00

MIS                                                     eq                         376.00

Mi6                                                      ex                           53.91

Morland Ent                                      re                            91.28

Morris Rptg                                       se                         577.50

ML&W                                                se                         275.90

NACO                                                reg                        450.00

NE Inst FS                                         se                       2000.00

Norfolk Reg Ctr                                 se                         384.00

NP Do-It                                             su                           23.36

NP Fire Eq                                        su                           23.00

NP Police                                          se                     10441.87

NP Telegraph                                   se                         274.54

NWE                                                   se                       1818.91

Options In Psy                                  se                         200.00

Orrs Drap                                          ex                           17.70

Pathology Sevs                                se                         338.06

P Heng Law                                      se                       5254.66

Pederson Law                                  se                       1310.00

Penn Emblm                                     ex                           16.97

Prodigy Sol                                       su                     15101.16

Quadient Pstg                                   pstg                      800.66

R Schroeder                                     se                       1100.00

Recgntn Unlim                                 su                         107.25

Region II HS                                     se                     11642.02

Region II Svs                                    se                     17963.00

R Aden                                              mi                              2.24

Rosenberg                                        ins                        100.00

Shred It                                              se                         222.95

Stericycle                                           se                         190.00

Summit Food                                    cont                 10143.18

TO Haas                                            re                              4.63

T Fox                                                  se                         484.25

Home Depot Pro                              su                       1295.62

Title Srvs                                           se                         165.00

T Johnson                                         mi                           21.28

TransUnion                                       cont                      125.00

US Bank                                            su                       3199.41

Unico Grp                                          se                       2000.00

UNL                                                    eq                         414.56

Verizon                                              su                         302.63

Wst Cntrl Dev                                   dues                  2730.00

Wstfld Pharm                                    su                       4971.45

W Troshynski                                   cont                    4500.00

Wood & Eitken                                 se                       9375.31

Wex Bank                                         se                       7593.05

 

Roads:

AT&T                                                  se                         159.85

Als Lck                                               su                           10.38

Cty of NP                                           su                     47674.07

Croell                                                 su                     12103.53

Garrett                                                su                         432.25

Kohler Trlr Sls                                   re                            99.75

Menards                                            su                           31.90

Midwst Elec                                       se                           91.38

Paulsens Inc.                                    su                       6651.73

SPCI                                                   se                           96.75

 

Self-Funded Ins:

First Concord                                    se                       7073.63

 

Juvenile Fac:

Brouillete,Dugan                              se                         720.00

 

Jail Bldg Fund:

TC Engnrg                                        se                       9126.60

 

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

 

The agenda for the meetings to be held on Monday, July 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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