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09-27-2021 Minutes

September 27, 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 September 20, 2021.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Bruns, 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. 2021-28 authorizing the transfer of Lincoln County bank accounts held at Great Western Bank.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Bruns to adopt Resolution No. 2021-29 authorizing Alex Gurciullo as an authorized signer on Lincoln County Treasurer bank accounts for all financial institutions.  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 right of way application submitted by Red Fern Electric LLC.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

County Board tabled the right of way application submitted by Western Irrigation & Rodney Anderson for additional information until next week’s meeting.

 

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners recessed at 9:16 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.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Henry to approve the minutes regarding the Lincoln County Board of Equalization meeting held on September 20, 2021. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Henry, seconded by Woodruff to authorize the Chairman to sign the certificates of correction or refund submitted by the County Assessor on real estate.  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.

 

Judy Clark, Lincoln County Planning Director, stated that planning staff had no objections to the application submitted by Trowers. They are consolidating two lots into one lot.

 

Motion by Henry, seconded by Bruns to approve the application by Parker and Kennedy Trower for Trower Administrative Subdivision located at 39245 E Bailey Rd in a TA-1 Transitional Agricultural District.  The property is described as Tract A and Tract B in the SW ¼ of Section 4, Township 11 North, Range 26 West of the 6th P.M., Lincoln County, NE.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Carla O’Dell, Lincoln County Highway Supt., presented the 2021 Annual Report.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Hewgley to authorize the Chairman to sign the 2021 Annual Report submitted by Lincoln County Department of Roads.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Woodruff to adopt Resolution No. 2021-30 authorizing the Chairman to sign the 2021 County Annual Certification of Program Compliance to the NE Board of Public Roads Classifications and Standards.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Bruns, seconded by Woodruff to set October 18, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. to receive bids on the Sarben Guardrail Project.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Bruns, seconded by Woodruff to set October 18, 2021 at 10:10 A.M. to receive bids on motor grader blades for the Lincoln County Department of Roads.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Bruns to adopt Resolution No. 2021-31 to continue the Cash-In-Lieu option on group medical insurance at the amount of $400.00 per month.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Woodruff to accept with regret the resignation of Bill Henry, Lincoln County Commissioner – District 3 effective September 30, 2021.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Henry abstained.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Bruns to authorize the Chairman to sign the special designated liquor permit submitted by Big Red Liquor for a wedding reception at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds on October 23, 2021.  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 special designated liquor permit submitted by Big Red Liquor for a fundraiser at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds on October 14, 2021.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

County Court Magistrate, Kerri Sides, appeared to discuss the office remodel request of Lincoln County Court Judges.  They are requesting to have a wall moved back approximately 2 feet to add additional space to the recently updated Judges chambers.  She does not have a current bid for the project.

 

Commissioner Hewgley commented that there advantages and disadvantages to both current offices spaces.  A new judge has not been selected so they have no idea what office space the new judge would prefer.

 

Commissioner Woodruff questioned if the room for the assistant to the bailiff could possibly be incorporated rather than moving a wall 2 feet.

 

Sides commented that with the addition of the restroom in the earlier update it created a nice space for a Judge’s Chambers.

 

County Board will view the area for possible remodel and put it back on the agenda for next week’s meeting.

 

Lisa Burke, Executive Director of the North Platte/Lincoln County Visitors Bureau, presented five informal bids for a new vehicle for her department as follows:  1) Remus Chevrolet – LT Traverse 2022 – $14,147 with trade; 2) Janssen Buick – SLT Acadia 2022 – $14,640 with trade; 3) Bill Summers – XLT Explorer 2022 – $19,769.00 with trade; 4) Remus Chevrolet – LS Traverse 2022 – $9,452.0 with trade; and 5) Bill Summers – EX-L Pilot 2022 – $21,174.00 with trade.

 

Motion by Bruns, seconded by Woodruff to accept the informal bid of Remus Chevrolet for a LT Traverse 2022 in the amount of $14,147 with trade for the North Platte/Lincoln County Visitors Bureau.  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 permit submitted by T’s Bar & Grill of Wallace NE for a wedding reception at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds on October 16, 2021.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Henry, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Recognition of Lincoln County Commissioner Bill Henry for his dedicated and loyal service to Lincoln County from January 8, 2015 to September 30, 2021.

 

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

 

Approved the following claims as presented for payment:

General:

AT&T                                                  se                         171.52

Ameritas                                            se                       2236.80

B Aufdenkamp                                 mi                         110.88

Brouillette,Dugan                             se                       5484.50

Capital Business                              rt                           186.13

Cervelle Academic                           se                         530.00

C Jackson                                         reb                          28.92

Clk Dist Crt                                        se                       1055.00

Comm Invtmt Serv                           rt                           406.16

D Lott                                                  reb                          84.10

DXP Sprctr                                        eq                       7952.20

Eakes                                                 su                         311.78

FedEx                                                se                              9.50

GP Comm                                         se                         321.83

GP Urgent Care                               se                         289.00

G Miller                                              reb                          17.04

HHS-Linc                                          se                         279.00

Hinton’s                                             se                           67.50

Jacks Unif                                         se                         118.89

Rudolph Law                                    se                         710.00

Madison Natl                                     ins                        407.92

Menards                                            su                         194.60

Mentzer Oil                                        su                         124.89

Midwest Conn                                  pstg                        52.38

D Morris                                             se                           75.00

ML&W                                                se                       6302.27

NACO                                                reg                          60.00

Norfolk Reg                                       se                         372.00

NP Hardware                                    su                           36.96

NWE                                                   se                           26.69

P Heng Law                                      se                       6980.00

Poplar St CW                                    se                           65.75

Premier Toyota                                 re                          102.77

Quadient Lsg                                    se                         197.88

R Saner                                             reb                          86.33

Snells                                                 se                         455.02

Staples                                               su                         409.87

S Maly                                                se                         210.00

T Stasser                                           reb                            8.00

T Volkmer                                          mi                         350.53

US Bank                                            se                         417.30

UNL                                                    mi                         139.20

Verizon                                              se                         922.97

Wsh Time CW                                  se                           70.00

 

Roads:

AT&T                                                  se                           52.10

Ameritas                                            ins                        975.32

Bomgaars                                          su                         217.96

City of NP                                          su                     17596.87

Ideal                                                   su                         265.04

Madison Natl                                     ins                           70.74

Menards                                            su                         216.55

Mentzer Oil                                        su                         458.40

 

Lodging:

Ameritas                                            ins                        105.44

B Ady                                                 mi                         167.62

C Baue                                              mi                         167.62

Condon Sgns                                   su                         120.00

Crnhskr Clng                                    se                         505.00

Destinations Intl                               se                       2370.00

Ideal                                                   se                           37.87

L Stengle                                           mi                         167.62

Madison Natl                                     ins                             7.20

M Hughes                                         mi                         167.62

Meyer Crtv                                         su                           65.00

Presto-X                                             se                           42.00

S Maly                                                se                       2483.33

Toxic Grphics                                   se                           79.31

V Brady                                              grt                         500.00

 

Self-Funded Ins

Frst Concord                                     ins                      3742.51

 

Inheritance Fund:

US Bnk                                              eq                       1719.58

 

Juvenile Fac:

Brouillette,Dugan                             se                         651.35

 

Building Fund:

Hintons Lock                                     se                           73.50

Schemmer                                         se                       1140.00

T Hetherinton                                   se                         531.00

 

The meeting was adjourned at 11:08 A.M.

 

Advance notice and the agenda for the September 27, 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 September 24, 2021; and was also emailed to the media on September 24, 2021.

 

The agenda for the meetings to be held on Monday, October 4, 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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