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01-03-2022 Minutes

January 3, 2022

North Platte, Nebraska

 

Meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners. Present were Commissioners Kent Weems, Micaela Wuehler, Jerry Woodruff and County Clerk, Rebecca Rossell.   Wuehler offered prayer. Weems called the meeting to order at 9:03 A.M.  Commissioners Bruns and Hewgley were absent.

 

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

 

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

 

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 Deputy County Treasurer, Sheri Newton.

 

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

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Wuehler to approve and 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 Weems, Wuehler, and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Commissioners Bruns and Hewgley absent.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Wuehler to approve the motor vehicle tax exemption applications as submitted by North Platte Opportunity Center, Goodwill Industries of Greater Nebraska Inc., and American National Red Cross as recommended for approval by the County Treasurer.  Upon roll call vote Weems, Wuehler and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Commissioners Bruns and Hewgley absent.

 

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

 

The Lincoln County Board of Equalization adjourned at 9:27 A.M. and the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners reconvened.

 

Carla O’Dell, Lincoln County Highway Superintendent, gave a summary of the 2021 road construction and maintenance projects.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Wuehler to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign change order No. 1 for the Lincoln County Courthouse 2nd & 3rd Floor Bathroom remodel project in the amount of $15,900.00.  Upon roll call vote Weems, Wuehler and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Commissioners Bruns and Hewgley absent.

 

Discussion was held concerning setting salaries for elected officials for the term beginning in January 2023 and ending January 2027.  Chairman Weems stated he wanted to provide transparency to the process.

 

Commissioner Woodruff stated he felt elected officials should be rewarded but must be realistic.

 

Commissioner Wuehler commented that the county should stay the course and give increases that are appropriate so we are not behind the salary recommendations.

 

Commissioner Weems reported he would consider establishing a higher base salary but the County Board has to balance being fair to the elected officials as well as the budget and taxpayers.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Wuehler to go into closed session at 10:35 A.M. concerning strategy session regarding purchase of real estate.  Upon roll call vote Weems, Wuehler and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Commissioner Bruns and Hewgley absent.

 

Chairman Weems restated the motion for the closed session.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Wuehler to go into open session at 11:02 A.M.  Upon roll call vote Weems, Wuehler and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Commissioners Bruns and Hewgley absent.

 

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

 

Approved the following claims as presented for payment:

 

General:

AT&T                                                  se                         171.46

ABC auto salv                                   se                           45.00

Acme printing co                              se                           56.00

Berreckman & Bazata                     se                      3,610.00

BCBS                                                 ins                        409.78

Bob Barker Co                                  su                         469.48

Boyz in da hood                               se                         400.00

Brouillette, Dgn, Trshnski               se                      4,443.40

Capital Bus Sys                                se                         829.33

Capital One                                       se                         405.22

Cervelle Academic Consltg            se                         908.00

Charter Comm                                  se                         144.97

C Shaw                                              se                         182.00

City of No Platte                               se                    70,874.22

Cohagen Trnsfr                                su                         257.33

Colfer, Wood, Lyons Wood            se                      6,539.92

DAS St Acctg                                    rent                   3,727.08

Davis Law                                          se                         520.00

Dell Mktg                                            se                         716.20

DXP Sprcntr                                      se                      2,540.00

Eakes                                                 su                         732.72

Fair Law Ofc                                     se                         130.00

Fairfield                                             ldg                     3,793.35

Fastenal                                            su                           24.66

FedEx                                                se                           16.34

gWorks                                               se                      2,150.00

Galls                                                   su                         104.34

Grt Plns Comm                                 se                         320.47

Grt Plns Health                                se                      1,877.96

Hlth & Hmn Svcs                              se                         729.00

Home Depot                                      se                         262.44

Horwath Lndry Eq                            se                         932.81

Ideal                                                   se                         208.05

J Rudolph                                         se                      2,445.00

J Clark                                                mi                         131.60

K Florom                                            se                         400.00

Lindemeier Law Ofc                        se                      9,665.33

M Kohn                                              se                           45.99

Menards                                            su                         264.10

Mentzer Oil Co                                 su                           71.99

Meyer Creative                                 su                           31.50

Midwest Cycle & ATV                      se                      1,172.96

MIPS                                                  se                      6,497.68

Municipal L&W                                 se                    11,375.89

NKC Tire                                            se                         281.58

Norfolk Reg Cntr                              se                         444.00

NP Telegraph                                   se                         494.00

NorthWestern Engy                         se                         563.33

O’Reilly Auto Prts                             su                           74.90

P Heng                                              se                      3,795.50

Pip Prntg                                           su                      1,030.95

Platte Valley Comm                         se                         806.25

Poplar St Carwash                          se                           17.00

PSAN                                                 fee                        200.00

Quadient Lsng                                  se                         395.76

R Schroeder                                     se                      1,200.00

Recognition Unlimited                    se                         101.50

Sandry Fire Sply                              se                      1,298.15

Seevers Auto Care                          se                         310.52

Sherwin Williams                             se                           59.91

S Smith                                              rt                           550.00

Snell Svcs                                         se                      1,266.27

Staples                                               se                      5,832.46

Summit Food Svcs                          se                      4,270.73

T Hetherington                                 se                      1,790.00

Thunder Struck Bumpers               se                      2,964.00

Thyssenkrupp Elevator Co             se                         286.77

US Cellular                                       se                           86.46

Vanguard Appraisal                        se                      3,800.00

Verizon Wireless                              contr                 1,264.79

Wash Time Carwash                      se                           84.00

Witmer Pub Sfty                               su                         199.99

 

Co Roads:

BG&S Transmission                        se                      2,135.00

BCBS                                                 ins                   29,162.78

Bomgaars                                          se                         348.58

City of No Platte                               se                    22,154.46

Consolidated                                    se                         833.00

Contractor Svcs                                se                    18,574.00

Dawson PPD                                    se                           72.58

Fairfield                                             ldg                        344.85

Fastenal                                            se                           39.36

Grt Plns Hlth                                     se                         147.78

Level LLC                                          se                    25,337.77

Municipal L&W                                 se                         354.20

NorthWestern Energy                     se                         390.60

RS Hydraulic Sol                             se                         741.56

TO Haas                                            se                      1,035.50

Troyer Ent                                         se                         270.72

 

Building Fund:

W Dowhower Const                        se                    25,997.75

 

P & M Fund:

Eakes                                                 se                         196.99

 

Juvenile Fac:

Brouillette, Dgn, Trshynski             se                         370.00

 

December Payroll  $815,724.70

 

The meeting was adjourned at 11:45 A.M.

 

Advance notice and the agenda for the January 3, 2022 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 30, 2021; and was also emailed to the media on December 30, 2021.

 

The agenda for the meetings to be held on Monday, January 10, 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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