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0307-2022 Minutes

March 7, 2022

North Platte, Nebraska

 

Meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners. Present were Commissioners Kent Weems, Micaela Wuehler, Chris Bruns and County Clerk, Rebecca Rossell. Wuehler offered prayer. Bruns called the meeting to order at 9:00 A.M.  Commissioners Hewgley and Woodruff were absent.

 

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 Weems, seconded by Wuehler to approve the minutes regarding the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meeting held on February 28, 2022.  Upon roll call vote Weems, Wuehler and Bruns voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Hewgley and Woodruff absent.

 

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

 

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.

 

County Assessor, Julie Stenger appeared as well as Betty Jo Hernandez, motor vehicle supervisor.

 

Motion by Wuehler, seconded by Weems to approve the minutes regarding the Lincoln County Board of Equalization meeting held on February 28, 2022. Upon roll call vote Weems, Wuehler and Bruns voted “aye”.  Nays, none. Hewgley and Woodruff absent.

 

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

 

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

 

The Lincoln County Board of Equalization adjourned at 9:17 A.M. and the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners reconvened.

 

Commissioner Wuehler reported she had reached out to three other masonry companies concerning the exterior coating project for the courthouse building.  She did not receive any bids for various reasons.  She is recommending that we move forward with Mid-Continental Restoration Co., Inc.

 

Commissioner Bruns asked if a different product would be used this time on the project.

 

Commissioner Wuehler replied that they claim they have never had this issue arise before now.  It may have been the particular batch of product they used.  They plan to clean it and recoat it, which is the same process as used last time.

 

Motion by Wuehler, seconded by Weems to approve the contract with Mid-Continental Restoration Co. Inc., with the detailed proposal, to restore the courthouse to its proper appearance.

 

Deputy County Attorney Volkmer will contact the company and request the detailed proposal be added to the contract.

 

Upon roll call vote Weems, Wuehler and Bruns voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Hewgley and Woodruff absent.

 

Cindy Korf, Victim Witness Director, explained to board members that Lincoln County is being recognized by the federal government for our victim witness program. Lincoln County is representing the entire State of Nebraska.  They are planning to plant and dedicate a tree on the courthouse square on April 27, 2022 at 3:30 P.M.

 

Motion by Wuehler, seconded by Weems to authorize the Chairman to sign the National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Awareness Project Sub Grant Award Agreement in the amount of $1970.  Upon roll call vote Weems, Wuehler and Bruns voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Hewgley and Woodruff absent.

 

Motion by Weems, seconded by Wuehler to appoint Troy Merritt to the Veterans Service Committee, to replace Thomas Leet, with the term to end June, 2023.  Upon roll call vote Weems, Wuehler and Bruns voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Hewgley and Woodruff absent.

 

Motion by Weems, seconded by Wuehler to reappoint the following to the Veterans Service Committee with terms to end as indicated:  Michael Cain – June, 2024; Steve Anton – June, 2025; and Jerry Jurgens – June, 2026.  Upon roll call vote Weems, Wuehler and Bruns voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Hewgley and Woodruff absent.

 

There is still one vacancy to be filled on the Veterans Service Committee.

 

Paul Cooper, Veterans Service Officer, reported that the Veterans Service Committee is set up by the legislature and they have statutory duties concerning the Veterans Service Officer. There are statutory requirements to be appointed as Veterans Service Officer.  It is the committee’s duty to advertise, interview, and come back to the County Board with a recommendation.  The Veterans Service Officer must be accredited to work in the VA computer system.  Paul indicated that he would stay and help train the new person.

 

Motion by Wuehler, seconded by Weems to set the One & Six Year Road Plan hearing for March 28, 2022 at 10:00 A.M.  Upon roll call vote Weems, Wuehler and Bruns voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Hewgley and Woodruff absent.

 

Motion by Weems, seconded by Wuehler to go into closed session at 10:07 A.M. with respect to pending litigation.  Upon roll call vote Weems, Wuehler and Bruns voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Hewgley and Woodruff absent.

 

Chairman Bruns restated the motion for the closed session.

 

Motion by Weems, seconded by Wuehler to go into open session at 10:34 A.M.  Upon roll call vote Weems, Wuehler and Bruns voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Hewgley and Woodruff absent.

 

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

 

Approved the following claims as presented for payment:

General:

Adams & Swanson Fnrl Hm           se                           75.00

Al’s Towing                                       se                         481.25

Bear Comm Flr Clng                       se                      1,500.00

Bob Barker Co                                  su                    10,276.84

B Aufdenkamp                                 mi                           72.37

B Roggow                                         mi                              4.68

Capital Business Sys                      rt                           507.33

Central NE Reporting                      se                           70.00

C Boden                                            mi                           37.44

City of NP                                          se                         122.53

Colfer, Wds, Lyns, & Wood            se                         950.35

T Reimers                                          reg                          60.00

Dawson Co Sheriff                          se                           18.00

Eakes                                                 su                         667.87

Fair Law Ofc                                     se                      5,930.00

Fairfield Inn & Suites                       se                         480.00

FNBO                                                 se                           27.25

Freelance Ct Reporter                     se                           24.00

GlobalStar                                         se                         104.94

Heartland Animal Cntr                    se                           75.50

Home Depot                                      su                           87.44

Hometown Leasing                         rt                           528.64

Jacks Uniforms                                se                         240.79

J Le Moine                                        mi                         169.65

J Clark                                                mi                         185.45

K&K Svcs                                          se                         365.00

K Turnbull                                         se                      1,650.00

K Hoeft                                               mi                         444.60

Litigation Svcs & Tech                    se                         252.80

B Malcom                                          se                      2,224.76

M Bellamy                                         se                         418.60

M Nozicka                                         se                    15,722.32

MPCC                                                se                         600.00

NACO                                                reg                        105.00

NE Safety & Fire                              se                         132.00

NP Telegraph                                   se                           94.84

Platte Co Sheriff                              se                           19.22

R Saner                                             mi                           58.17

Recognition Unltd                            se                           46.00

Riverside Counseling                      se                         300.00

R Rayburn                                        mi                           30.42

St Louis University                          se                         287.00

Seevers Auto Care                          se                         159.37

Seiler Instmnt & Manuf                   su                           47.70

County Sheriff Fees                        se                      1,500.11

Sherwin Williams                             se                           73.48

Staples                                               se                         338.97

Stericycle                                           se                           99.75

S Koch                                               mi                           23.40

Summit Food Svcs                          se                      4,819.27

TransUnion Risk & Alt                     se                         125.00

TreeTop Products                            se                         517.90

Troyer Ent                                         se                         776.85

UNL                                                    rt                           750.00

UNMC                                                se                      1,687.50

US Uniform & Sply                           su                           97.95

Verizon Wireless                              se                         467.91

V Neidhardt                                       mi                           30.42

W Cntrl Dist Assessors Assoc       reg                          25.00

Zones, LLC                                       su                           20.99

4H ShoWorks                                   se                         575.00

 

Roads:

AT &T                                                 se                           55.93

Akrs                                                    se                         159.21

Bill Summers Ford                           se                         109.97

Capital Bus Sys                                se                              2.34

CarQuest                                           se                      1,777.12

Consolidated                                    se                         613.62

Construction Rental                        su                           22.00

DPPD                                                 se                         105.46

Fastenal                                            su                         455.24

Hershey Coop Telephone              se                           74.53

Hi-Line Coop                                    se                           28.50

Home Lumber & Supply                 su                         248.68

Janssen Chrysler                             se                         880.69

Knapp Electric                                  se                      1,350.00

Kohler Trlr Sales                              se                         105.53

Menards                                            su                           95.57

Mentzer Oil                                        su                         603.00

Miller Repair                                     su                      1,291.76

Murphy Tractor                                 se                      6,871.19

NE Truck Cntr                                   se                      1,141.68

NMC                                                   se                    10,863.04

NorthWestern Energy                     se                         589.63

RDO                                                   su                         389.59

Sapp Bros                                         su                           14.95

Schaben                                            se                         136.08

Scottys Integrated Ent                    se                         508.95

Sutherland Farm & Auto                 su                         199.19

Tractor Supply                                  su                         332.97

Troyer Ent                                         se                           24.90

Village of Brady                                se                           88.29

Village of Hershey                           se                         129.44

Village of Wallace                            se                           25.00

 

Self-Funded Ins:

First Concord                                    ins                     1,014.00

 

Building Fund:

T Wentz                                             se                      1,600.00

 

February Payroll    $820,321.33

 

The meeting was adjourned at 10:49 A.M.

 

Advance notice and the agenda for the March 7, 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 March 4, 2022; and was also emailed to the media on March 4, 2022.

 

The agenda for the meetings to be held on Monday, March 14, 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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