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11-22-2021 Minutes

November 22, 2021

North Platte, Nebraska

 

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.  Wuehler 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 Hewgley to approve the minutes regarding the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meeting held on November 15, 2021.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Hewgley 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 Hewgley, seconded by Woodruff to adopt Resolution No. 2021-39 authorizing the County Board Chairman to sign the Year End Certification of County Highway Supt. for 2021. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Bruns, seconded by Wuehler to receive and order filed the fee report submitted by the County Sheriff in the amount of $14,280.23.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Bruns to cancel the December 27, 2021 Commissioners meeting.  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 the right-of-way application submitted by HGK Cattle Company/Gothenburg Irrigation & Well Service.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, 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 GL Concepts LLC dba The Good Life for an event at Harbor Lights on December 11, 2021.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Bruns, seconded by Hewgley to authorize the Chairman to sign Amendment 1 to the USDA Wildlife Services Agreement to increase funding from $32,079.63 to $42,109.63 for the 12 month work period that ends on June 30, 2022.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, 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.

 

Motion by Bruns, seconded by Woodruff to approve the minutes regarding the Lincoln County Board of Equalization meeting held on November 15, 2021. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

No certificates of correction or refund submitted by the County Assessor.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Bruns to approve the notice of valuation change number 2021-073 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 9:23 A.M. and the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners reconvened.

 

Discussed a lease agreement or purchase agreement on a mailing system for Lincoln County.  County Board Assistant, Tammy White, gave a report of her findings.  She contacted three vendors for informal bids:  Pitney Bowes, Quadient and Datapech. If the leasing option is chosen, informal bids were not necessary.  Tammy recommended leasing the Pitney Bowes machine.

 

Commissioner Wuehler concurred with her recommendation to lease the machine as technology changes so rapidly.

 

Commissioner Bruns asked if the mailing system would handle bulk mail.

 

White responded that the Pitney Bowes mailing system will handle the bulk mail.

 

Motion by Bruns, seconded by Woodruff to lease a mailing system from Pitney Bowes for 63 months at the rate of $328.87 per month.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

The County Board discussed the initial Commissioner redistricting proposal from gWorks, using 2020 Census data as required per Nebraska State Statute §32-553(1)(c).  Additional work sessions will be held to work on the redistricting process.

 

Motion by Bruns, seconded by Hewgley to go into closed session at 10:09 A.M. concerning strategy session regarding imminent litigation and to protect attorney client privilege, which is clearly necessary to protect the public interest. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Chairman Weems restated the motion for the closed session.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Hewgley to go into open session at 10:36 A.M.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

Motion by Bruns, seconded by Woodruff to approve the settlement with CSOM regarding tax sale certificate P-19-124.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

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

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Hewgley to approve the following claims as presented for payment with the correction of the amount to Brown Construction Inc. to increase by $3.00 to a total of $75,089.10.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

General:

AJ Sheet Metal                                 re                          875.50

Arnold Rural Fire                              agree                2,455.41

Claire Bazata                                    se                      4,140.00

Bound Tree Medical                        su                         380.00

Brent Roggow                                  mi                              4.48

Brouillette, Dgn, Trshki                   se                      5,535.20

BTS                                                    se                         564.00

Capital Bus Systems                       contract               104.00

CashWa Dist                                     su                         551.36

CenturyLink                                      se                         350.93

Charles Boden                                 mi                           35.84

Charter Communications               se                         150.33

Cindy Korf                                         su                           48.54

City of No Platte                               agree              55,912.37

Cohagen Trsfr & Strge                    re                          163.99

Colfer, Wd, Lyns, & Wd                  se                      2,091.74

Condons Signs                                su                           93.04

Consolidated Mgmnt Co                 se                              3.94

Curtis Rural Fire                               agree                1,737.36

DAS State Acctg                              contract               395.82

Dell Mrktng                                        eq                         976.04

Dr Gage Stermensky                       se                      1,800.00

Eakes Ofc Solutions                       su                      2,000.53

ECCA Control                                   se                           50.00

Fairfield Inn & Suites                       se                         672.00

Farnam Rural Fire                           agree                3,054.98

Fastenal                                            su                           13.19

FixTec                                                se                           40.00

Godfathers Pizza                             se                         134.16

Gothenburg Rural Fire                    agree                3,828.00

HHS Lincoln Reg Center                se                         579.00

Hershey Rural Fire                          agree              14,840.49

Hometown Leasing                         contract               235.35

Jasen Rudolph                                 se                         140.00

Judy Clark                                         mi                         152.32

Knobel Refrigeration                       se                      3,771.00

Madison Natl Life                             ins                        489.00

Maywood Wellfleet Rural Fire        agree                8,025.20

Menards                                            su                         521.68

Mentzer Oil                                        se                         132.22

Meyer Creative                                 su                           24.57

Mi6 Pizza                                           se                           41.93

Municipal Lt & Wtr                            se                         323.61

NACO                                                reg                        150.00

Ne Law Enf Trng Cntr                     se                         144.00

Nikki Stevens                                    fee                          20.00

NMC                                                   se                         128.38

Norfolk Reg Center                          se                         372.00

NP Police Dept                                 contract          10,441.87

NP Rural Fire                                    agree              34,274.66

NP Telegraph                                   se                         691.41

Northwestern Energy                      se                      2,199.85

O’Reilly Auto parts                           su                              5.69

Patrick Heng                                     se                      7,697.80

Prodigy Solutions                            se                    14,654.00

Radiology Svs                                  se                           85.15

Recognition Unlimited                    su                           36.20

Rodney Rayburn                             mi                           29.12

SafariLand                                        su                         194.92

Scottys Intgrtd Entrprs                    se                         250.00

Snell Svs                                           re                       2,829.88

Stapleton Rural Fire                        agree                2,937.12

Steve Koch                                       mi                           22.40

Summit Food Svs                            se                      9,240.29

Sunset Law Enf                                eq                      3,702.40

Sutherland Rural Fire                     agree              11,521.82

TO Haas Tire                                    se                         123.90

The Home Depot Pro                      su                           93.30

U.S. Bank                                          su                      6,478.81

U-Save Pharmacy                           se                           59.70

Univ of Neb-Lincoln                        mi                         131.63

Verizon Wireless                              su                           59.04

Viaero Wireless                                se                         177.55

Vill of Brady                                       agree                   618.92

Vill of Maxwell                                  agree                   451.92

Vill of Sutherland                             agree                2,569.42

Wallace Rural Fire                           agree              17,203.21

Winsupply                                         su                           89.15

Co Roads:

A T &T                                                se                         103.65

Capital Bus Systems                       contract               104.00

Front Str Auto Glass                        se                         225.50

Great Plains Urg Care                     se                           45.00

JA Traffic Products                          su                      1,095.00

Madison Natl Life                             ins                           68.94

Menards                                            su                           24.72

Midlands Occu Medicine                se                           35.00

RS Hydraulic Solutions                  se                              7.75

  1. S. Bank su 785.29

Weathercraft                                     se                         205.00

Lodging:

Aden Enterprises                             grant                 1,375.00

Cornhusker Comm Clng                 se                         505.00

Link Media Outdoor                         se                         900.00

Madison Natl Life                             ins                             9.00

Midwest Connect                             su                      4,000.00

Nanonation, Inc                                se                         640.00

Presto-X                                             se                           42.00

Lodging Improvement:

American Lgn Bsbl Post 163         se                    10,000.00

ARPA Fund:

Lutz Acctg Dept                                se                         115.00

Inheritance Fund:

Brown Construction                        contract          75,089.10

Central Restaurant Prdcts              eq                   14,113.47

Juvenile Facilities:

Brouillette, Dgn, Trshnski               se                         839.83

 

The meeting was adjourned at 11:15 A.M.

 

Advance notice and the agenda for the November 22, 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 19, 2021; and was also emailed to the media on November 19, 2021.

 

The agenda for the meetings to be held on Monday, November 29, 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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