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12-20-2021 Minutes

December 20, 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.  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 Hewgley, seconded by Bruns to approve the minutes regarding the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meeting held on December 13, 2021.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Bruns 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 County Sheriff in the amount of $2441.48. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

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

 

Commissioner Woodruff and project consultant, Tom Werblow, appeared to brief the board on Change Order No. 7 for the Detention Center addition/remodel project.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Bruns to authorize the Chairman to sign Change Order #7 for the Lincoln County Detention Center Addition and Remodel Project in the amount of $29,138.42.

 

Commissioner Hewgley asked that they make sure there is not a double payment to Troyer’s Welding for work done on the modesty screens.

 

Commissioner Woodruff replied that they would look for that in pay application No. 15.

 

Upon roll call vote Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nay, none. Hewgley was present but did not vote.

 

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners recessed at 9:26 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 County Treasurer, Alex Gurciullo.

 

Motion by Bruns, seconded by Woodruff to approve the minutes regarding the Lincoln County Board of Equalization meeting held on December 13 2021. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Bruns to authorize the Chairman to sign the certificates of correction or refund submitted by the County Assessor on real and personal property.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

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

 

Motion by Wuehler, seconded by Bruns to approve the motor vehicle tax exemption application submitted by Maranatha Bible Camp as recommended for approval by the County Treasurer.  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.

 

Discussion was held concerning change orders to the Lincoln County Courthouse 2nd & 3rd Floor Bathroom remodel project.  Commissioner Wuehler explained that the change order request was to even up/shore up existing walls.  The Building Committee has talked with Lee Davies, the architect for the project, about the change. Dowhower Construction has submitted a change order request in the amount of $15,900.00.  This was considerably higher than the cost that was anticipated.  The Building Committee requested that this change order be tabled for further review.  The Building Committee also stated that work can continue on the project while the change order is under review.

 

Motion by Wuehler, seconded by Woodruff to authorize the Chairman to sign the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety mini grant application (Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over) for the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office in the amount of $10,000.00.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Bruns, seconded by Wuehler to adopt Resolution No. 2021-41 for re-districting of the Lincoln County Commissioner Districts using 2020 Census data as required per Nebraska State Statute §32-553(1) (c).  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

Jill Falcon and Meghan Trevino appeared in person for the request of West Central District Health Department for CARES Act funds.  Executive Director, Shannon Vanderheiden, appeared via Zoom.  The health department met with legal counsel and Commissioner Bruns to develop a list of potential items that could be funded as follows with the following items that have already been expended:  Global Cooling – $6,801.59; Hall’s Electric – $8,646.98; Johnson Controls – $40,400.00; Condon Signs – $882.96; Bear Constructions – $4,627.00; Larry’s Glass – $790.34; and Payroll expenses from 8-1-2021 – 12-24-2021 – $73,915.69.  The following items requested have not been expended:  Retention Policy – $121,234.35 and purchase of Ford vehicles – $91,925.86.  Total funds requested:  $349,224.77.

 

Deputy County Attorney, Tyler Volkmer, reported that compliance has been addressed and that he is comfortable with the items on the list.

 

County Clerk, Rebecca Rossell, informed board members that there is approximately $291,000 left in the CARES Act Funds that had been received by the county.

 

Volkmer stated that the health district can figure out what they want to do with the funds allotted.

 

Motion by Bruns, seconded by Woodruff to approve the request of West Central District Health Department for the balance of unencumbered CARES Act Funds (after pending claims) for the uses itemized on today’s list and allow them to prioritize funding for such items.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

Amber Kuskie, of West Central Development District presented the proposed guidelines for the Nebraska State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Hewgley to approve the Lincoln County, Nebraska State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Program Guidelines as presented and authorize the Chairman to sign. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Discussion was held concerning the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds applications received.  Amber Kuskie, of West Central Development District, was present to give a brief summary of each application. She related if they met program guidelines and if the request was a priority established by the County Board.  Also noted is that there will be contracts with these recipients in the future.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Bruns to approve the application submitted by North Platte Catholic Community Food Pantry in the amount of $10,000.00 to be used as outlined in the application.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Bruns, seconded by Woodruff to approve the application submitted by The Salvation Army in the amount of $50,000.00 to be used as outlined in the application.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Bruns, seconded by Hewgley to approve the application submitted by Scott Robinson in the amount of $8,900.00.  Upon roll call vote “ayes”, none.  Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “nay”.  Motion denied.

 

Motion by Bruns, seconded by Hewgley to approve the application submitted by Diane Osbon in the amount of $83,000.00.  Upon roll call vote “ayes”, none.  Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “nay”.  Motion denied.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Wuehler to approve the application submitted by Grace Ministries Food Pantry in the amount of $14,151.20 to be used as outlined in the application.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Bruns, seconded by Woodruff to approve the application submitted by Hope’s Cupboard Food Pantry in the amount of $8,000.00 to be used as outlined in the application.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

The application by Episcopal Church of Our Savior in the amount of $40,000.00 was tabled for additional information.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Hewgley to approve the application submitted by Brady Food Pantry in the amount of $1,200.00 to be used as outlined in the application.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye’.  Nays, none.

 

The application by Deborah’s Legacy in the amount of $6,100.00 was tabled for additional information.

 

Motion by Bruns, seconded by Wuehler to approve the application submitted by First Church of the Nazarene DBA Parkview Kids Christian Learning Center in the amount of $130,350.00.  Upon roll call vote “ayes”, none.  Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “nay”.  Motion denied.

 

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

 

Commissioner Woodruff briefed the County Board in connection with Pay Application No. 14 in the amount of $120,720.57 for the Jail Addition/Remodel project that is included in the claims.

 

Approved the following claims as presented for payment:

General:

Alaris                                                  se                      1,082.90

Al Gurciullo                                       mi                         108.86

As Gurciullo                                      mi                           57.68

B Boyer                                              mi                           22.40

Brite                                                    eq                      2,678.11

Brubaker, CPA                                 su                      2,000.00

Capital Business Systems              se                         127.23

Cash Wa                                            se                           93.39

Central Rstrnt Prdcts                       se                         102.24

CenturyLink                                      se                         933.13

Charm-Tex                                        se                         317.60

Charter Communications               se                         150.33

C Shaw                                              se                      7,362.00

C Bruns                                             mi                         109.76

Commercial Investments                se                         432.57

Community Connections                se                      2,112.00

Correctional Technologies             se                         139.18

Courier-Times                                   se                           78.00

DAS- St Acctg                                   contr                    395.82

Dell Marketing                                  eq                   12,191.37

DXP SuperCenter                            su                      1,807.00

Eakes Ofc Solutions                       se                      2,734.93

ECCA Control                                   se                           50.00

Electrical Engineering and Equi    su                         167.24

Fair Law Ofc                                     se                      3,220.00

Forensic Behavorial Health           se                      4,000.00

Galls                                                   su                         391.00

GovConnection                                eq                      3,919.82

J Hedgecock                                     reb                          28.36

J Hewgley                                         mi                         255.36

J Gosnell                                           mi                           10.20

K Weems                                           mi                         109.76

Knobel Rfrgrtn                                  se                         137.50

Lindemeier Law Ofc                        su                         143.45

MacGill Discount Medical               se                         448.05

Madison Natl Life Ins                       ins                        442.25

Maxwells Off Rd                               su                         225.00

Menards                                            su                         475.40

Meyer Creative                                 su                           15.37

M Wuehler                                        mi                         109.76

Midwest Connect                             su                       3000.00

Midwest Cycle & ATV                      se                           91.43

Mi6 Pizza                                           su                           53.91

MonoPrice                                         grant                    449.58

Municipal Light & Water                  se                         379.78

NE St Bar Assoc                              se                      1,540.00

NE Weed Cntrl Assoc                     fee                        200.00

Ne Dist Ct Clerks Assoc                 dues                       50.00

No Platte Hardware                         su                           91.43

North Platte Telegraph                    se                         712.71

Orrs Draperies                                  ex                           73.30

P Collins                                            reb                        139.20

P Heng                                              se                      4,390.00

RA Productions                                eq                   21,900.00

Ramada                                             se                         129.95

R Saner                                             mi                           95.20

R Fahrni                                            se                           50.00

R Rossell                                           mi                         109.76

Rosenburg Ins                                  se                           70.00

St Louis University                          se                      1,502.00

Sherwin Williams                             su                           41.78

Snell Svcs                                         se                         214.73

Summit Food Svcs                          se                      8,964.98

T.O. Haas                                          su                         168.61

Tek84                                                 se                 189,000.00

Home Depot                                      su                         936.69

TK’s Welding                                    se                      1,326.76

T Johnson                                         mi                           21.28

US Bank                                            su                      1,135.66

Univ of NE Lincoln                           reb                          94.62

US Cellular                                       contr                 1,598.38

Verizon                                              su                           59.04

Viaero Wireless                                se                         177.55

West Central Dist Health Dept       se                 291,675.63

Westfield Pharmacy                        se                      4,161.59

Wood & Aitken                                 se                    34,131.92

Co Roads:

A T & T                                               se                         100.78

Allo                                                     se                         153.56

Bill Summers Ford                           se                           85.43

Black Hills Energy                           se                         158.12

City of North Platte                          se                    11,719.70

Croell, Inc                                          se                    47,162.14

Dawson Public Power District        se                         427.55

ShelCo Construction                       se                      1,434.50

Inland Truck Parts                            se                         445.68

J Lydic                                                mi                         114.43

Level LLC                                          se                    16,065.17

Madison National Life                     ins                           70.74

Midwest Electrical                            se                         311.50

Ne State Fire Marshall                    reg                        240.00

Newman Signs                                 se                      1,902.13

Pauls Porta Pottys                           se                         305.00

Paulsen Inc                                       se                      9,308.58

RDO                                                   se                         287.26

Schaben Sanitation                         se                         123.71

Titan Machinery                               se                      1,373.79

Troyer Enterprises                           se                           17.00

US Bank                                            se                         438.79

Village of Hershey                           se                         125.17

WPCI                                                  se                           32.25

Lodging:

Madison National Life                     ins                             9.00

Self-Funded Ins:

First Concord                                    ins                     1,040.00

Inheritance Tax:

Brown Construction                        se                 120,720.57

Snell Svcs                                         se                      3,281.35

Treanor HL                                        reb                        915.01

ARPA Fund:

Brady Food Pantry                           se                       1200.00

Grace Ministries Food Pantries     se                    14,151.20

Hopes Cupboard Food Pantry       se                      8,000.00

No Platte Cthlc Comm Fd Pntry    se                    10,000.00

The Salvation Army                         se                    50,000.00

 

The County Board conducted a quarterly inspection of the Lincoln County Detention Center.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 12:55 P.M.

 

Advance notice and the agenda for the December 20, 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 December 17, 2021; and was also emailed to the media on December 17, 2021.

 

The agenda for the meetings to be held on Monday, January 3, 2022 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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