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11-15-2021 Minutes

November 15, 2021

North Platte, Nebraska

 

Micaela Wuehler was sworn in as Lincoln County Commissioner – District Three to fill the unexpired term of Bill Henry.

 

Meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners. Present were Commissioners Joe Hewgley, Kent Weems, Micaela Wuehler, Chris Bruns, Jerry Woodruff and County Clerk, Rebecca Rossell. Hewgley 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 Woodruff, seconded by Bruns to approve the minutes regarding the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meeting held on November 8, 2021.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none. Weems abstained.

 

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

 

Motion by Bruns, seconded by Woodruff to receive and order filed the fee report submitted by the Register of Deeds.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

No action was taken on the resolution to authorize the closure of the Lincoln County Jail Bond account at FNBO.

 

Motion by Bruns, seconded by Woodruff to authorize the Chairman to sign the contract with Level, LLC for granite pending completion of all documents by Level, LLC of their portion of the contract.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Woodruff to authorize the Chairman to sign Form 35K, the County Lottery Annual Report to be sent to the Nebraska Gaming Commission.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Wuehler abstained.

 

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 Lincoln County Treasurer Alex Gurciullo.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Bruns to approve the minutes regarding the Lincoln County Board of Equalization meeting held on November 8, 2021. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none. Weems abstained.

 

Motion by Bruns, 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, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Woodruff to approve the motor vehicle tax exemption application submitted by Great Plains Health as recommended for approval by the County Treasurer.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Bruns to approve the notice of valuation changes numbered 2021-70 through 2021-72 as submitted by the County Assessor.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

The Lincoln County Board of Equalization adjourned at 9:33 A.M. and the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners reconvened.

 

Lincoln County Planning Director, Judy Clark reported that the agenda item to discuss and consider an application by SWEG, LLC for Blakely 2nd Administrative Subdivision located at 1360 Fairway Avenue in an R-2 Urban Density Residential Area.  The property is described as Lot 21, Prairie View Estates Subdivision in part of Section 33, Township 13 North, Range 30 West of the 6th P.M., Lincoln County, NE was not completely correct.  The legal description was correct but the applicants are Michael & Alison Noffsinger, Avinash Pasam, and Indira Priya Toom not SWEG, LLC.  Planning staff have no objection to the application.

 

Motion by Bruns, seconded by Woodruff to approve the application submitted by Michael & Alison Noffsinger, Avinash Pasam and Indira Priya Toom for property described as Lot 21, Prairie View Estates Subdivision in part of Section 33; Township 13 North; Range 30 West of the 6th P.M., Lincoln County, NE.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Bruns to approve the 2021 Visitors Bureau Improvement Grant funding requests made by the North Platte/Lincoln County Visitor’s Bureau Advisory Board as follows:  $600,000  – D & N Event Center; Tennis/Pickleball Courts – $12,500; and $5365 – Lincoln County Historical Museum.

 

Commissioner Bruns asked for clarification that the addition at D & N would provide adequate space for sporting events.

 

Commissioner Woodruff explained that funding will be released in increments to the D & N Event Center as the project progresses.

 

Upon roll call vote Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Commissioner Hewgley voted “aye” on two projects but abstained from the vote on D & N Event Center due to conflict of interest.

 

Deputy County Attorney, Tyler Volkmer, stated that he had put the agenda item on to discuss and consider publication of notice of funding and setting initial deadlines for receipt of applications for the State & Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF).  Several board members had indicated they would like the process to proceed.  The County Board has identified priorities for funding.  The bill for possible infrastructure projects to be included is still in committee. A notice stating the County Board is accepting applications and that they will be available in the County Clerk’s Office would be the next step.  An application form has been created by the Nebraska Association of County Officials.

 

Commissioner Hewgley questioned if there should be a deadline for applications.  He suggested the ad hoc committee meet again to work on guidelines and forms.

 

Commissioner Woodruff suggested possible compensation, using SLFRF funds, to individuals that are taking on extra duties for the administration of these funds.

 

Commissioner Hewgley asked that the notice and publication be held off another week for the committee to bring back more concrete plans for the publication document.

 

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

 

Approve the following claims for payment.  Motion carried.

 

General:

Adams Co Sheriff                            se                           14.00

Advanced Med Img                          se                         500.00

A Williard                                           mi                           42.00

Bear Commercial Floor Care         agree                1,000.00

Brouillette, Dgn, Trshki                   se                      8,480.20

As Central Svcs                                se                         184.60

Central Ne Crmtn & Mort Svcs      se                      3,070.00

Centurylink                                       se                         582.10

C Durham                                         se                      1,330.00

C Shaw                                              se                         150.40

City of NP Sanitation                      se                           28.00

Clerk of Dist Crt                                se                      1,218.00

T Reimers, CVSOAN                      se/dues               220.00

D Lott                                                  reb                          30.18

Dawson Co Sheriff                          se                           18.59

Douglas Co Sheriff                          se                           44.72

Eakes Ofc Sol                                   su                      1,890.95

Fastenal                                            su                         184.14

Freelance Crt Rptr                           se                         309.50

FYR-TEK                                           eq                      3,859.84

Galls                                                   su                         208.62

Ideal Linen Sply                               su                         210.54

Rudolph Law                                    se                         490.00

J Orr                                                    mi                           33.60

K Florom                                            se                         225.00

K Turnbull                                         se                         320.00

Knobel Refgrtn                                 se                         604.27

Lincoln Co Atty Petty Cash            ldg                        377.00

Menards                                            su                         198.10

Meyer Creative Prt & Dsgn            su                         851.80

Midwest Connect                             se                           86.40

National Assoc of Counties           se                         726.00

Nebraska Assoc of Cty Officials    se                      3,667.36

Nebraska Auditor of Pub Accts      se                    20,481.45

Nebraska Notary Assoc                  se                         154.00

Norfolk Lodge & Sts                         se                      1,116.00

No Platte Telegraph                        se                      1,810.16

No Platte Telegraph                        se                         929.60

Northwestern Energy                      se                           20.93

S Charleston                                    se                         190.00

Physicians Lab PC                          se                      3,500.00

PIP Marketing                                   su                         329.52

R Schroeder                                     se                         800.00

Red Willow Co Sheriff                     se                           19.18

Shred-It                                              se                         476.11

Staybridge Suites                             ldg                        179.98

T & S Repair                                     eq                      1,150.00

US Bank                                            se                      4,611.52

Univ of Neb- Lincoln County          mi                         110.07

Verizon                                              se                         242.38

Wood & Aitken                                 se                    10,051.95

Roads:

Anderson & Sons                             se                         279.79

Black Hills Energy                           se                           87.52

City of No Platte                               su                    28,787.25

Croell, Inc                                          su                    48,799.44

Dawson Pub Pwr Dist                     se                         213.21

Garrett                                                su                      2,529.45

Ideal Linen                                        su                         236.67

Inland Truck Parts                            se                           72.75

Menards                                            su                           36.99

Mentzer Oil                                        su                      5,364.24

Midwest Elec Corp                           se                         142.65

Miller Repair                                     su                           57.32

Murphy Tractor                                 re                       4,531.28

Murphy’s Auto                                  eq                   25,500.00

NMC                                                   re                       4,393.05

No Platte Do It Center                     su                           44.87

No Platte Telegraph                        se                           70.28

Paulsen Inc                                       su                    11,032.32

Schaben Sanitation                         se                         123.71

Titan Machinery                               se                              5.25

WPCI                                                  su                         161.25

Lodging:

Affordable Storage                           rt                             99.00

Allo Communications                      se                         371.03

Culligan                                             su                         113.18

Eakes Ofc Plus                                su                         555.61

Hintons Lock & Alarm                      su                      2,825.50

Ideal Linen Sply                               su                         102.02

Integrated                                          su                         241.50

KS Plus                                             rt                        3,500.00

Link Media Outdoor                         se                         300.00

No Platte Telegraph                        su                           17.88

Northwestern Energy                      se                           37.51

Omaha Publication                          se                      4,225.00

Probitas Promotions                        se                      2,323.00

Sowders                                            se                           75.00

STR, Inc                                            se                      2,200.00

US Bank                                            se                    10,961.61

U.S Cellular                                      se                         321.78

Lodging Imp Fund:

No Platte Comm Playhouse          se                      6,550.00

Juvenile Fac:

Brouillette, Dgn, Trshki                   se                         200.00

Building Fund:

T Wentz                                             se                         500.00

 

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners recessed at 11:06 A.M.

 

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners reconvened at 12:00 P.M.

 

Met with elected officials and department heads.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 1:17 P.M.

 

Advance notice and the agenda for the November 15, 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 November 12, 2021; and was also emailed to the media on November 12, 2021.

 

The agenda for the meetings to be held on Monday, November 22, 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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