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08-02-2021 Minutes

August 2, 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 Bruns, seconded by Woodruff to approve the minutes regarding the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meeting held on July 26, 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 Hewgley, seconded by Henry to adopt Resolution No. 2021-19 directing the County Treasurer or her Deputy to issue tax sale certificates to Lincoln County on those parcels which are two years delinquent on real estate taxes or special assessments.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Henry, seconded by Hewgley to authorize the Chairman to sign the contract with Midlands Contracting, Inc. for the Ingham Bridge Replacement Project.  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 Deputy County Treasurer, Sheri Newton.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Bruns to approve the minutes regarding the Lincoln County Board of Equalization meeting held on July 26, 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 Woodruff to approve the motor vehicle tax exemption application for North Platte Catholic Schools as recommended for approval by Lincoln County Treasurer, Shelli Franzen, as signed on July 20, 2021.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Henry, seconded by Bruns to approve the motor vehicle tax exemption application for Community Action Partnership of Mid-Nebraska for approval by Lincoln County Treasurer, Shelli Franzen, as signed July 21, 2021.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

The Lincoln County Board of Equalization adjourned at 9:18 A.M. and the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners reconvened.

 

A public hearing was opened at 9:30 A.M. on the application by Pal’s Brewing Company LLC dba Pals Brewing Company for a Class CK Catering License.

 

Paul Oettinger appeared to answer any questions.  They have had a Class IK license to sell liquor, wine and beer on sale and to cater outside events.  They are requesting to change to a CK license which would also them to do off sale of liquor, wine and beer.

 

No other comments were received.  The public hearing was closed at 9:36 A.M.

 

Commissioner Woodruff told him he appreciated family run organizations.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Bruns to recommend approval to the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission on the application by Pal’s Brewing Company LLC dba Pals Brewing Company for a Class CK Catering license.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Bruns, seconded by Hewgley to authorize the Chairman to sign the special designated liquor application submitted by Pals Brewing Company LLC for a Craft Beer Festival on September 18, 2021 at Pals Brewing Company.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Bruns, seconded by Henry to formally accept the July 30, 2021 letter of resignation from Shelli Franzen as Lincoln County Treasurer effective immediately.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

No action was taken on Addendum #3 to the lease agreement for office space in the Craft State Office Building with NE Dept. of Administrative Services due to the substantial increase in rent.

 

Chairman Weems will contact Commercial Investment Services in reference to local, current rental prices for comparison.

 

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

 

Approved the following claims as presented for payment:

General:

Adams & Swnsns                            se                       1733.50

Amazon Cptl Sev                             su                           97.45

Andersen & Sons                             su                           43.04

Cptl Bsns Sys                                   se                       1055.96

Cptl One                                            su                         409.66

Cervelle Academic                           fees                      401.40

C Driver                                             Reb                      751.07

Charlies NP Plmb                            se                           96.30

Chrtr Comm                                      se                         249.94

C Shaw                                              se                       1804.80

Clk Dist Crt                                        ex                       1211.00

Coast to Coast Cmptr                      su                         687.00

Cohagen Transfer                           se                         194.99

Cofer,Wood                                       se                         695.00

Dundy Cnty Treas                            reb                        491.47

Eakes                                                 su                       1175.32

Fastenal                                            su                           20.43

Frst Concord                                     ins                        180.00

Globalstar                                          se                         107.38

Hitchcock Cnty Treas                      reb                        491.47

Rudolph Law                                    se                         675.00

J Orr                                                    mi                           53.76

K Lenz                                               reb                        899.00

Knobel Ref                                        se                         230.36

Menards                                            `su                        398.45

Mentzer Oil                                        su                         540.65

Nozicka Law                                     se                       9420.00

MPCC                                                se                           40.00

midwst Conn                                    se                         136.17

MOCIC                                               reg                        550.00

M Morris                                             se                       1732.50

NACO                                                reg                        168.00

NWE                                                   se                           11.58

Ramada                                             ldg                        248.00

R Schroeder                                     se                         750.00

Rosenberg                                        Ins                          70.00

LC Sheriff PC                                   reg                          45.00

Snell Srvcs                                        se                         563.51

S Elmshaeuser                                se                         560.00

T Stasser                                           reb                            8.00

Thyssenkrupp                                  agr                        277.66

US Bank                                            su                         170.86

UNL-NP                                             mi                           64.01

UNL-Linc                                           su                           52.50

UNL-WCREEC                                reg                        170.00

US Cell                                              cont                      900.65

Verizon                                              cont                    1225.75

Washtime CW                                  se                         117.00

911 Custom                                      eq                         749.00

 

Roads:

Bomgaars                                          su                         109.73

Consolidated                                    se                         624.96

Dawson PPD                                    se                           50.61

McCook PPD                                    se                           77.66

Midlands Occ Med                           se                           20.00

Midwest Pet                                      se                           95.00

ML&W                                                se                         456.07

Rockmount                                       se                           37.01

RS Hydraulic Sol                             re                        1901.62

 

Building Fund:

Latimer Rptg                                     se                         310.00

 

Jail Bldg Fund:

Treanor                                              cont                    5713.25

 

July Payroll $820,841.80

 

The meeting was adjourned at 10:18 A.M.

 

Advance notice and the agenda for the August 2, 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 30, 2021; and was also emailed to the media on July 30, 2021.

 

The agenda for the meetings to be held on Monday, August 9, 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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