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01-18-2022 Minutes

January 18, 2022

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 Woodruff, seconded by Wuehler to elect Commissioner Chris Bruns as Lincoln County Board of Commissioners Chairman for 2022.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none

 

Motion by Weems, seconded by Wuehler to elect Commissioner Jerry Woodruff as Lincoln County Board of Commissioners Vice Chairman for 2022.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Weems, seconded by Woodruff to approve the minutes regarding the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meeting held on January 10, 2022.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Weems 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 Weems, seconded by Hewgley to receive and order filed the fee reports submitted by the County Sheriff and County Clerk.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Weems to appoint The North Platte Telegraph as the official newspaper to publish legal notices in 2022 for Lincoln County. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Weems, seconded by Wuehler to authorize the Chairman to sign the Nebraska Department of Roads sub-recipient annual report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2021.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Weems, seconded by Woodruff to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign the two right-of-way applications submitted by Beveridge, Inc.  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.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Hewgley to elect Commissioner Chris Bruns as Lincoln County Board of Equalization Chairman for 2022.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Weems, seconded by Wuehler to elect Commissioner Jerry Woodruff as Lincoln County Board of Equalization Vice Chairman for 2022.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

County Assessor, Julie Stenger appeared.

 

Motion by Weems, seconded by Wuehler to approve the minutes regarding the Lincoln County Board of Equalization meeting held on January 10, 2022. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Weems, seconded by Woodruff to approve and 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.

 

The Lincoln County Board of Equalization adjourned at 9:22 A.M. and the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners reconvened.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Hewgley to reject the bid of $210,000 from Winston Michael Contracting, Inc. for a salt shed for Lincoln County Department of Roads.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Wuehler to authorize the Chairman to sign an agreement with Level LLC for the Sarben Guardrail Replacement Project 2021 in the amount of $49,400.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Weems to authorize the Chairman to sign an agreement with Garcia Chicoine Enterprises, Inc. for the Sarben Guardrail Replacement Project 2021 in the amount of $61,018.75.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Weems, seconded by Woodruff to authorize the Chairman to sign an agreement with Level LLC for State Farm Trail 2020.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Woodruff to authorize the Lincoln County Noxious Weed Supt. to advertise in the North Platte Telegraph, at the earliest date, for applications to fill the vacancy on the Lincoln County Noxious Weed Board.  Applicants must reside in the city or village limits for this position.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Make annual appointments to the following board and committee for 2022:

 

Commissioner Hewgley

Economic Development Task Force

Region II Human Services

ADA Coordinator

Rules Committee

Law Enforcement/Judiciary Committee

 

Commissioner Weems

West Central Area on Aging

North Platte Senior Center Advisory Committee

Drug Task Force

Law Enforcement/Judiciary Committee

Safety Committee

 

Commissioner Wuehler

Sandhills RC & D

West Central Development District

County Roads Committee

Building & Grounds Committee

Noxious Weed Committee

 

Commissioner Bruns

North Platte Area Chamber Development

West Central District Health Board

West Central Development District – Alternate

County Extension/Ag Society Committee

Personnel Committee

 

Commissioner Woodruff

North Platte/Lincoln County Visitor’s Bureau

Personnel Committee

Rules Committee

County Roads Committee

Building & Grounds Committee

 

*Appointees to receive drug testing reports – Commissioner Bruns and Deputy

County Attorney, Tyler Volkmer

*Fair Housing Representative – County Clerk, Rebecca Rossell

*South Central Planning & Exercise Training Region (SCPETR) – Region 51

Emergency Management – Brandon Myers & Joanna LeMoine                                             *Mid-   Nebraska Community Services Inc. – Bob Peal

 

Discussed selection of a commercial insurance carrier for Lincoln County.  UNICO Group, Inc. reported they had reached back out to the three bidders in regard to a fee/cost structure which they supplied to the County Board.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Weems to enter into an agreement with HUB International Limited for commercial business insurance for Lincoln County for the term that was advertised.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler and Bruns voted “aye”.  Woodruff voted “nay”.  Motion carried.

 

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

 

Approved the following claims as presented for payment:

General:

Accel Rec Sol                                   se                      1,237.50

Adms & Swnsn                                se                      1,250.00

Allo                                                     se                      1,159.95

A Willard                                            mi                           12.88

BCBS                                                 ins                 158,702.06

B Barker Co                                      su                         323.16

Brouillette, Dgn, Trsnski                 se                           44.75

Capital Business Sys                      se                              5.45

Cass Co Sheriff                               se                           18.59

DAS Cntrl Serv                                 se                         514.60

CenturyLink                                      se                         581.78

C Minshull                                         rt                        2,930.00

City of NP                                          se                           28.00

Cohagen Trsfr                                  se                         202.99

Comm Inv Svcs                                se                           65.93

Dell Mkting                                        eq                      1,705.00

DLT Sltns                                          eq                      3,295.26

Eakes                                                 su                         533.76

Fair Law Ofc                                     se                         250.00

Fairfid Inn & Sts                                ldg                        344.85

GovConn                                           eq                      1,474.05

Hinton’s Lk & Alm                            se                         703.06

Justice Wrks                                      su                         200.00

J Gosnell                                           mi                           10.66

J Roberts                                           mi                              5.27

K Turnbull                                         se                      1,485.00

Malcom, Nelson, & Windrum         se                      1,392.00

M Troshynski                                    cont                   7,012.50

Menards                                            su                         142.68

Meyer Creative                                 su                         510.50

MIS                                                     se                         376.00

Midwst Connect                               se                           18.35

Mi6 Pizza                                           su                           27.75

MOCIC                                               dues                     150.00

ML&W                                                se                         410.21

NP Hrdwr                                           su                           19.31

NP Opp Cntr                                     su                           53.28

NP Telegraph                                   se                         838.86

NWE                                                   se                      2,938.88

Pathology Svcs                                se                           71.75

P Heng                                              se                         530.00

Pederson Law Ofc                           se                      2,410.00

Penn Emblem Co                             ex                           22.76

PV Weed Mgmt Area                      reg                        250.00

Prodigy Solutions                            su                      5,645.67

Quadient Fin USA                           se                           55.36

Region II Svcs                                  se                    17,963.00

Schabens                                          se                      1,540.14

Seevers Auto Care                          se                         138.65

Snell Svcs                                         se                         932.17

Stericycle                                           su                           99.75

Summit Food Svcs                          se                      4,445.19

T&S Repair                                       se                         534.85

T Johnson                                         mi                           22.23

US Bank                                            su                      6,090.74

UNL-Lincoln                                     se                           10.00

USDA Aphis Wildlife Svcs              se                      1,090.32

W Troshynski                                   cont                   4,500.00

Wex Bank                                         su                         380.17

 

Co Roads:

Allo                                                     se                         157.89

Blk Hills Engy                                   se                         591.75

BCBS                                                 ins                   31,565.82

City of NP                                          su                    23,154.46

Cohagen Trsfr & Strg                      se                           64.19

Croell                                                 se                    42,127.86

Croell, Paving                                   su                         104.63

Dawson Pub Pwr                             se                         444.34

Garrett                                                se                    10,997.33

Home Lmbr & Supply                      su                              1.24

Ideal Linen                                        se                         152.91

Klute Truck Equip                            se                         350.00

Kohler Trailer Sales                         se                           37.90

K Brennemann                                 reg                          31.00

Levi’s Plmbg                                     se                           50.00

Menards                                            su                         170.33

Midwest Electric                               se                         419.73

NE Truck Cntr                                   se                         582.47

NMC                                                   se                      2,580.53

NP Hardware                                    su                           99.06

Telegraph                                          se                           60.31

O’Reilly’s                                           se                           19.62

Paulsen                                             se                      5,037.79

RDO                                                   se                         157.28

RS Hydraulic Sltns                          se                      3,159.06

Schabens                                          se                         136.08

Scotty’s Intgtd Entrps                      se                           90.00

Sutherland Frm & Auto                   su                           50.45

Troyer Ent                                         se                         136.12

US Bank                                            se                         889.21

Vill of Wallace                                   se                           25.00

W Arensdorf                                     reg                          31.00

 

Lodging:

BCBS                                                 ins                     3,756.40

 

Juvenile Fac:

Pederson Law Ofc                           se                         260.00

 

Inheritance Tax:

Brown Const                                     se                    29,138.42

 

ARPA Fund:

NP Telegraph                                   se                      3,088.63

 

Self-Funded Ins:

First Concord Benefits                    ins                     8,283.41

 

The meeting was adjourned at 10:47 A.M.

 

Advance notice and the agenda for the January 18, 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 January 14, 2022; and was also emailed to the media on January 14, 2022.

 

The agenda for the meetings to be held on Monday, January 24, 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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