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02-28-2022 Minutes

February 28, 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.  Hewgley offered prayer. Bruns called the meeting to order at 9:00 A.M.

 

Chairman Bruns 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 February 22, 2022.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Bruns 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.

 

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners recessed at 9:15 A.M. and the Lincoln County Board of Equalization convened.

 

Chairman Bruns announced the Open Meeting Act with amendments is posted for public review and the county board will comply with the open meeting requirements.

 

Deputy County Assessor, Pat Collins appeared along with Deputy County Treasurer, Sheri Newton.

 

Motion by Weems, seconded by Hewgley to approve the minutes regarding the Lincoln County Board of Equalization meeting held on February 22, 2022. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Bruns abstained.

 

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

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Weems to approve the motor vehicle tax exemption application submitted by North Platte Catholic Schools.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Wuehler to approve the motor vehicle tax exemption application submitted by Mission Life, Inc.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Weems, seconded by Woodruff to approve the motor vehicle tax exemption application submitted by New Life Assembly.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Wuehler, seconded by Weems to approve the motor vehicle tax exemption application submitted by Great Plains Health  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.

 

Families 1st Partnership presentation by Executive Director, Caroline Sabin and Lorre McKeone, board member.

 

Discussed having a county seal emblem made for the Commissioners Room using equipment and students from Hershey Public Schools Industrial Arts Program.  The size of the emblem will be approximately 36 inches and will be unveiled at the 100 Year Celebration of the courthouse.

 

Commissioner Wuehler reported the school is very excited about the project.  They have requested the county obtain a vector image.

 

This item was tabled for additional information to be gathered by Commissioner Wuehler.

 

Discussed the contract with Mid-Continental Restoration Co. Inc. for an exterior coating project to be performed on the Lincoln County Courthouse.  This was initially an at cost project but has been discounted to time and materials.

 

Commissioner Hewgley asked if they would be using different material so the discoloration would not happen again.

 

Commissioner Wuehler replied that they said this was an anomaly and they had not had this happen.

 

Commissioner Weems commented he would prefer an estimate to be included in the contract rather than just stating time and material.

 

This item was tabled for additional information.  Commissioner Wuehler will contact the company concerning an estimate, summary of approach, product they will use and warranty on the work.

 

Discussion was held concerning proposals from Johnson Controls for hardware and software upgrades (HVAC & Smoke Control) at the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.

 

The representative was unable to appear so the items were tabled.

 

Motion by Weems, seconded by Woodruff to authorize the Chairman to sign the 2022 contracts for brochure distribution for the North Platte/Lincoln County Visitors Bureau with CTM Media Group for $5,580 and Certified Folder Display for $5,456.35.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Woodruff to accept the bid received from Meyer Creative for 50,000 travel guides for $19,680.95 and 5000 rack cards in the amount of $2,069.62 for the North Platte/Lincoln County Visitors Bureau.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Lincoln County Employee Recognition – Devin Ruff – 15 years and Zach Kramer – 10 years.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Woodruff to go into closed session at 11:30 A.M. concerning strategy session regarding pending 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 Bruns restated the motion.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Weems to go into open session at 12:14 P.M.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

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

 

Approved the following claims as presented for payment:

 

General:

AgriComputer Sales                        se                      7,590.19

A Bellew                                            se                      5,111.01

Capital Business Sltns                    rt                           290.32

Clrk Dist Court                                  se                         573.00

Commercial Invstmnts                    rt                           375.00

Condon Signs                                  se                         347.73

Dr Debs                                             cont/se             2,400.00

Eakes                                                 contr                 2,222.46

FedEx                                                se                           40.01

First Concord                                    ins                        167.50

Grt Plns Comm                                 su                         319.49

H Schein                                           se                         215.10

Iowa Prison Industries                    se                         455.40

Knobel Ref                                        se                         241.38

Menards                                            se                         370.89

Meyer Creative                                 su                           58.00

M Nozicka                                         se                      5,799.45

Midwest Connect                             se                           82.91

Mi6 Pizza                                           se                           35.94

Morse Watchmen INC                     su                         131.00

MLW                                                   se                    11,871.95

NMC                                                   se                         244.29

P Reichert                                         reb                          18.15

Poplar St Car Wash                        su                           37.25

Prodigy Sltns                                    su                    16,113.93

S Smith                                              rt                           550.00

Squeegee Cln Wndw wash           se                         445.00

Staples                                               su                         677.78

S Elmshaeuser                                se                         190.00

Summit Food Svc                            cont                   4,620.11

Home Depot                                      su                      1,247.46

Thyssenkrupp Elevator                   agree                   286.77

Unitech                                              eq                         229.00

United Labs                                       su                         217.14

UNL                                                    mi                           65.95

US Cellular                                       se                           88.96

US Uniform and Supply                  ex                           96.45

Wash Time Car Wash                     su                         133.00

911 Custom                                      ex                      5,060.00

 

Roads:

AJ Sheet Metal                                 se                      1,477.04

Bomgaars                                          se                           25.98

Construction Rental                        su                           47.99

Kelly Supply                                      se                           30.80

Level LLC                                          su                      6,938.48

Mentzer Oil                                        se                      1,689.55

MLW                                                   se                         529.82

Card Services                                   su                           29.98

Rockmount                                       se                         182.30

 

 

Lodging:

Best Western                                    ldg                          94.00

Cornhusker Clng                             su                         536.50

Lamar Co                                          se                         600.00

Link Media Outdoor                         se                         300.00

Meyer Creative                                 se                         134.39

Mid Plains Event Catering              se                         900.75

MLW                                                   se                         253.93

NE Safety & Fire                              su                           75.00

NP Telegraph                                   se                         507.36

NP Trails Network                            contribution         948.97

PrestoX                                              se                           42.00

Maly Marketing                                 se                      6,723.33

 

Juvenile Fac:

A Bellew                                            se                           70.00

 

The meeting was adjourned at 12:15 P.M.

 

Advance notice and the agenda for the February 28, 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 February 25, 2022; and was also emailed to the media on February 25, 2022.

 

The agenda for the meetings to be held on Monday, March 7, 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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