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08-16-2021 Minutes

August 16, 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 Woodruff to approve the minutes regarding the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meeting held on August 9, 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 Woodruff, seconded by Henry to authorize the Chairman to sign Change Order #6 for the Lincoln County Detention Center addition/remodel project.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Bruns, seconded by Woodruff to authorize the Chairman to sign the Annual Certification for Highway/Street Buyback Program.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

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

 

Motion by Bruns, seconded by Woodruff to receive and order filed the fee report submitted by the County Sheriff.  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.

 

Deputy County Assessor, Pat Collins appeared as well as Deputy County Treasurer, Sheri Newton.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Henry to approve the minutes regarding the Lincoln County Board of Equalization meeting held on August 9, 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 Henry to approve the motor vehicle tax exemption application submitted by the North Platte Opportunity Center as recommended for approval by the Deputy 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 American National Red Cross as recommended for approval by the Deputy County Treasurer.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

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

 

The Lincoln County Board of Equalization adjourned at 9:19 A.M. and the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners reconvened.

 

Susan Maline, CPA, presented the preliminary 2021-2022 Lincoln County Budget.

 

Discussed the process for filling the Lincoln County Treasurer vacancy concerning statutory requirements and where to advertise.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Bruns to advertise in the local media along with a notice being sent to the Nebraska Association of County Officials (NACO) for the position to be filled by the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners for the Lincoln County Treasurer vacancy.  Applicants must meet current statutory requirements and should contact Tyler Volkmer in the Lincoln County Attorney’s Office for further information.  Applications must be submitted to the Lincoln County Clerk’s Office by 4:00 P.M. on September 1, 2021.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Discussed designating individuals to serve as the following:1) Account Administrator, 2) Point of Contact for Reporting and 3) Authorized Representative for Reporting for the Coronavirus State & Local Fiscal Recovery Funds.

 

Chairman Weems asked the Personnel Committee to do some research and follow up on who would be the best person(s) to fulfill these roles.

 

Mike Boden and Judd Allen of the Nebraska Association of County Officials Benefit Services presented information on the new partnership with MASA Medical Transport Solutions.  This benefit can either be payroll deducted or implemented by the county as a fringe benefit.

 

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

 

Approved the following claims as presented for payment:

 

General:

Agri Computer                                  eq                       1808.95

Amazon Cptl                                     su                           58.76

Brrckmn & Bzta                                se                       1715.00

B Boyer                                              mi                           22.40

Bound Tree Med                              su                       3525.70

Brouillette, Dugan                            se                       8900.40

Buskirk Cnslng                                 se                         375.00

Captl Bsns Sys                                 se                         137.71

Cash-Wa Dist                                   su                           28.04

AS Cntrl Srvcs                                  se                         580.42

CenturyLink                                      se                         929.38

Charter Comm                                  su                         150.33

C Durham                                         se                       2510.00

C Minshull                                         rt                         2930.00

City of NP Sanit.                              se                           52.50

Cohagen Trans                                re                          194.99

Dr Debs                                             cont                    1200.00

Eakes                                                 su                       2250.76

ECCA Ctl                                           se                           50.00

Fair Law                                             se                       1215.00

G-Works                                             se                       1683.00

Gladstone                                          rt                           618.82

Greater NE Derm                             se                         340.00

Hazen Sprnklr                                  re                          209.00

Hi-Line                                               re                            23.50

Hintons Lck                                       re                          217.98

JC’s Auto Wash                               re                              7.48

J Rudolph                                         se                         695.00

J Gosnell                                           mi                           10.20

J Roberts                                           mi                              5.04

Lexipol                                               se                       2688.00

MIS Inc                                              eq                         376.00

Mi6                                                      su                           53.91

ML&W                                                se                         282.42

NE Safety                                          se                           45.00

NP Police Dpt                                   cont                 10441.87

NP Telegraph                                   adv                     2463.55

NWE                                                   se                       1786.47

O’Reilly AP                                        su                           44.20

Office Depot                                      su                           36.34

Orr’s Clnrs                                         se                           32.50

Pathology Srvcs                               se                         493.38

Pederson Law                                  se                       3810.00

PV Comm                                          su                         150.00

Practical Appl                                   se                       1536.50

Prodigy Sol                                       su                     20637.50

R Schroeder                                     se                       1650.00

R Aden                                              mi                              2.24

Rosenberg                                        se                           80.00

Schaben Sant.                                 se                         733.40

Snell’s                                                re                            80.00

Summit Food                                    cont                 10080.60

T Johnson                                         mi                           21.28

US Bank                                            su                       3277.85

Wood Aitken                                     se                     16937.75

 

Roads:

AT&T                                                  se                           51.08

Blk Hls Enrgy                                    se                           49.19

Croell Inc                                           su                     55404.17

DPPD                                                 se                         210.72

Garrett                                                re                        5187.74

BP Urgnt Care                                  se                           45.00

Menards                                            su                           19.08

Mdwst Elec                                       se                           91.25

O’Reilly                                              se                           95.27

RDO                                                   re                        1635.69

Titan Mach                                        re                        2068.06

WPCI                                                  se                           64.50

 

Lodging:

Affrdble Strg                                      rt                             99.00

Best Wstrn                                        ldg                        450.00

Crnhskr Comm Clng                       se                         487.00

Culligan                                             su                           60.41

D&N Evnt                                          se                         195.00

Ideal                                                   su                         241.39

Integrated                                          rt                           194.00

KIIT                                                     adv                       144.00

KNPL                                                 adv                       153.00

LaQuinta Inns                                   ldg                        158.00

Link Media                                         adv                     1240.00

Miss NE Schlrshp                            se                       2183.70

NP Pickleball                                    dues                       40.16

NP Sprts                                            su                       1000.00

NP Telegraph                                   adv                         17.36

Pro Prtng                                           su                         338.52

Recgntn Lim                                     su                           11.50

Sowders                                            se                           75.00

US Bank                                            se                     17129.63

Wex Bank                                         su                         196.37

 

Juvenile Fac:

Brouillette,Dugan                             se                         140.55

 

The County Board conducted a 2021-2022 Lincoln County budget work session.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 12:21 P.M.

 

Advance notice and the agenda for the August 16, 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 13, 2021; and was also emailed to the media on August 13, 2021.

 

The agenda for the meetings to be held on Monday, August 23, 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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