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08-09-2021 Minutes

August 9, 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.  Weems 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 Woodruff, seconded by Hewgley to approve the minutes regarding the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meeting held on August 2, 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 Hewgley, seconded by Henry to receive and order filed the fee reports submitted by the Register of Deeds, Clerk of District Court and County Clerk.  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 Deputy County Treasurer, Sheri Newton.

 

Motion by Henry, seconded by Woodruff to approve the minutes regarding the Lincoln County Board of Equalization meeting held on August 2, 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.

 

The public hearing was opened at 9:17 A.M. for real and personal property exemption application submitted by North Platte Nebraska Hospital Corporation on the property located at 220 West Leota Street.

 

County Assessor, Julie Stenger, gave a brief report on the application from information she received in her office.

 

Dean Dye commented that bo ard members should not just think about tax dollars and money.  Other considerations such as the free health care that is provided and the large amount of charges that are written off.

 

The applicant was not present at the meeting.

 

The public hearing was closed at 9:25 A.M.

 

Motion by Henry, seconded by Hewgley to approve a portion (48%) of the real and property exemption application submitted by North Platte Hospital Corporation located at 220 West Leota Street.

 

Commissioner Woodruff questioned what the option were per state statute.

 

Commissioner Hewgley wondered what it was going to be used for and why the hospital felt they needed to purchase it.

 

Upon roll call vote, Hewgley, Weems, Henry and Woodruff voted “nay”.  “Aye”, none.  Bruns absent. Motion denied.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Hewgley to approve valuation change notice number 2021-066 as submitted by the County Assessor.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Bruns absent.

 

The Lincoln County Board of Equalization adjourned at 9:36 A.M. and the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners reconvened.

 

Annual presentation by Pam Mann of Region II Services, along with Gwen Books from the North Platte Opportunity Center on the clients served and programs.

 

A public hearing was opened at 9:52 A.M. on the Manager Application of Lori A. Broge for Sutherland Reservoir Park Inc. dba Oregon Trail Golf Course located at 31200 West Tower Road, Sutherland, NE (Oregon Trail Golf Course currently has a Class AB – Beer On/Off Sale only).

 

Broge stated she had been involved with the golf course for over 20 years.  She worked there for one year and is applying to be manager to get them through this season.

 

The Sheriff’s Office had no issues with the applicant.

 

County Board Assistant, Tammy White, reported she knew her personally and would recommend approval.

 

Don Fleecs commented they would be very lucky to have her as the manager.

 

The public hearing was closed at 9:56 A.M.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Woodruff to recommend approval of the Manager Application of Lori A Broge for Sutherland Reservoir Park Inc. dba Oregon Trail Golf Course located at 31200 West Tower Road, Sutherland, NE.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Bruns absent.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Henry to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign the special designated liquor application submitted by Big Red Liquor for a wedding reception to be held at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds Ag Building on August 28, 2021.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Bruns absent.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Henry to adopt Resolution No. 2021-20 removing Shelli Franzen from Lincoln County bank accounts.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Bruns absent.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Woodruff to authorize the Chairman to sign an authorization resolution for NebraskaLand Bank and business online user authorization forms.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Bruns absent.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Woodruff to adopt Resolution No. 2021-21 requiring return of expired Lincoln County employee ID cards.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Bruns absent.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Henry to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign the special designated liquor application submitted by North 40 Chophouse, Inc. for a banquet to be held on September 22, 2021 at 30412 S Effenbeck Rd, Curtis, NE.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Bruns absent.

 

County Attorney, Rebecca Harling and Jayna Schaaf, Executive Director for Community Connections were present to present the award documents.  Due to changes in interpretation of diversion of children from the court system, preventative services were not financed.  Two new programs were developed and two prior programs were not financed.

 

Commissioner Hewgley commented that there were changes in federal and state guidelines.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Henry to authorize the Chairman to sign the State Grant Award and three Community-based Juvenile Services Aid Grant Sub-Award forms/special conditions for the Community Connections programs.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Bruns absent.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Woodruff to enter into a labor agreement between Lincoln County, NE and Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #26, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Employees’ Association, Inc. for the fiscal years August 16, 2021 – August 15, 2023.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Bruns absent.

 

Discussion was held concerning the Lincoln County Treasurer vacancy.  Deputy County Attorney, Tyler Volkmer stated there is a 45 day window to fill the vacancy which has already started.

 

Commissioner Hewgley told board members that he felt it was prudent to advertise, receive applications, short list and interview for the position.

 

Commissioner Woodruff questioned if that would include both individuals inside and outside the courthouse.

 

Hewgley responded yes.

 

Commissioner Woodruff then asked more questions concerning the deadline.

 

Volkmer stated the county board would need to decide where they would like to advertise.  September 13, 2021 would be the 45 day deadline.

 

Commissioner Henry concurred that it would be prudent to take applications and do it properly.

 

Commissioner Weems commented that he was leaning toward moving the Deputy Co. Treasurer up as he was concerned about the time line.

 

Commissioner Woodruff was confident in the individual performing the duties now, but also felt it was prudent to see if others are interested or qualified.

 

This will be an action item on next week’s agenda.

 

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

 

Approved the following claims as presented for payment:

General:

AJ Sheet Metl                                   se                         488.75

Acc Rec Solutions                           se                       1125.00

ACE                                                    su                         128.18

Adams/Swnsn                                  se                         400.00

Allo                                                     se                       1979.67

Bear Comm Flr Cr                            agr                     2115.0-0

B Edwards                                         mi                         116.48

Bound Tree Med                              su                         521.85

Brite                                                    cont                    1674.00

Browns                                              ex                         144.50

BTS                                                    se                         945.62

Cptl Bsns Sys                                   se                         348.00

Cash-Wa                                           su                           21.21

NE DAS                                             cont                      204.30

Ctrl NE Crmtn                                   se                       1687.00

Cervelle                                             se                         369.95

C Shaw                                              se                       3484.60

C Burr                                                mi                           43.68

NP Public Se                                    su                         207.09

Clk Dist Crt                                        ex                       1073.00

Cohagen Batt                                   su                              5.98

Dr Scrubs                                          ex                         167.97

Eakes                                                 su                       1389.12

Exprs AVL                                         re                          260.00

Fastenal                                            re                            10.64

FedEx                                                pstg                        37.89\

Gen Dynamics                                 se                         620.00

GP Hmcr                                            ex                           14.00

Guardian RFID                                 se                       2044.41

DHHS                                                reg                          18.00

Hrtlnd Anml                                       se                         186.90

Holiday Inn                                        ldg                        104.95

Hmtn Lsg                                           se                         528.64

Mentzers                                            su                         298.47

Ideal                                                   su                         210.54

Insight                                                ex                       1441.84

Rudolph Law                                    se                       1305.00

Johnson Ctls                                    re                          702.88

K Florom                                            se                         116.67

Attrny PC                                           reb                        380.63

LC Crt                                                 ex                       5773.07

LC Ext PC                                         reb                          11.09

Jail-PC                                               reb                          40.14

MacGill Med                                      su                         124.00

Malcom,Nelsen                                se                       1938.40

M McKeone PC                                se                       7344.00

M Trosynski                                      cont                    6375.00

Maxwells Kaw                                   re                          332.03

Menards                                            su                         110.68

Mentzer                                              su                         338.56

Meyer Crtv                                         su                         180.91

MIS                                                     rt                           130.00

Mdwst Conn                                     pstg                 10087.87

MIPS                                                  se                       2784.41

ML&W                                                se                     10881.67

NACO                                                reg                        281.00

NCSEA                                              reg                        460.00

NE Inst Frnsc                                    se                       2000.00

NE Notary                                          su                         308.00

NP Fire                                              eq                         119.88

Quadient Fin                                     pstg                      546.72

R Saner                                             reb                          74.72

R Rossell                                           mi                         109.76

R Schroeder                                     se                         350.00

Region II HS                                     se                     11642.02

Rosenberg Ins                                  ins                      1913.00

SOS                                                    su                           20.00

Archonix                                            se                         495.00

Seevers                                             re                          311.09

Cnty Shrf Fees                                 ex                       3193.88

Shred-It                                              se                         528.64

Sidney POA                                      ex                         150.00

Snells                                                 re                          120.00

Software Unl                                     ex                       1925.00

S Finke                                              mi                         283.36

Summit Fd                                         cont                    5230.64

T & S Repair                                     se                         871.85

T Roberts-Connick                          reb                          23.00

Home Depot Pro                              su                       1175.08

TransUnion Risk                              cont                      125.00

Univ of NE                                         rt                           750.00

Valley Appraisal                               se                       1955.00

Van Diest                                           su                       6666.25

Verizon                                              se                         243.35

V Neidhardt                                       mi                           45.36

Wm Troshynski                                cont                    4500.00

Wex Bank                                         su                       6476.20

911 Custom                                      se                       1528.00

 

Roads:

ACE                                                    su                           39.40

ACE Irrg                                             su                         206.67

AKRS                                                 re                          448.24

Allo                                                     se                         153.43

Als Lock                                             su                           17.30

Andersen Sons                                re                            94.53

Cptl Bsns                                           su                              1.17

Carquest                                            re                          633.99

Cty of NP                                           su                     24184.12

Fastenal                                            rr                           124.22

Gothenburg Tires                             re                            50.00

Guynan Mach                                   re                        1730.07

Hershey Coop                                  se                           76.94

Ideal                                                   su                         332.84

Inland Trk                                          re                        2819.23

Janssen                                             re                            17.85

Menards                                            su                           29.45

Mentzer                                              su                       1550.50

Murphu Trctr                                     re                        6380.73

NE Trk Ctr                                         re                        1017.23

NMC                                                   re                        5938.95

NP DoIt                                              su                           90.83

NWE                                                   se                           14.57

Schaben                                            se                         123.71

Sthrlnd Farm                                     re                          116.73

Tital                                                     rt                         4500.00

Troyer Ent                                         re                          175.46

V of Brady                                         se                           88.29

V of Hershey                                     se                         125.17

V of Maxwell                                     se                           73.00

V of Wallace                                     se                           25.00

4D Repair                                          re                          345.00

 

Lodging:

Allo                                                     se                         372.21

Amrcn Bus Ass                                 se                         795.00

Crnhskr Com Clng                           se                         445.00

Eakes                                                 su                         683.96

G Hipple Photo                                 se                           75.00

Holiday Inn Exp                                ldg                      1536.00

Hollman Media                                 se                       3000.00

Horseshoe Ptchg                             se                       5500.00

Ideal                                                   su                           37.87

J Remus Auto                                   re                            45.99

KS Plus                                             rt                         3500.00

Lamar Co                                          se                         833.33

Link Media                                         se                       1240.00

Midwst Conn                                    pstg                    2000.00

Moreland Ent                                    re                            90.12

ML&W                                                se                         649.14

Nanonation                                       se                         894.91

NE Travel                                          se                         520.00

NElnd Days                                       grnt                  18000.00

NPACCD                                           dues                     240.00

NP Telegraph                                   sub                         10.99

NWE                                                   se                           23.00

Presto                                                 se                           42.00

Spts Evnts Trsm                               reg                        694.00

S Maly Mrktg                                     se                       2483.33

Toxic Graphics                                 se                         112.46

US Cell                                              se                         317.18

WNTC/OTCF                                    dues                  9947.94

 

P & M Fund:

Eakes                                                 su                         285.85

MIS                                                     se                           45.00

 

Self-Funded Ins:

First Concord                                    ins                      6182.17

 

Building Fund:

Latimer Rprtg                                    se                         407.40

 

Jail Bldg Fund:

Brown Const                                     cont                      504.741.51

 

 

Conducted a 2021-2022 Lincoln County Budget Work Session.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 12:05 P.M.

 

Advance notice and the agenda for the August 9, 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 August 7, 2021; and was also emailed to the media on August 7, 2021.

 

The agenda for the meetings to be held on Monday, August 16, 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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