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03-21-2022 Minutes

March 21, 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. Bruns called the meeting to order at 9:00 A.M.

 

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

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Woodruff to approve the minutes regarding the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meeting held on March 14, 2022.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Hewgley 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 Wuehler to authorize the Chairman to sign the 2022-2024 county lottery license renewal application form.  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 fee reports submitted by County Sheriff for $5043.35 and Clerk of District Court for $5,811.52. 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 are posted for public review and the county board will comply with the open meeting requirements.

 

County Assessor, Julie Stenger appeared along with County Treasurer, Alex Gurciullo.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Wuehler to approve the minutes regarding the Lincoln County Board of Equalization meeting held on March 14, 2022. 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 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 Baptist Church 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 Weems to approve the motor vehicle tax exemption application submitted by North Platte Catholic Schools as recommended for approval by the County Treasurer.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

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

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Weems to approve the motor vehicle tax exemption application submitted by Community Action Partnership of Mid-Nebraska as recommended for approval by the County Treasurer.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Woodruff to deny the motor vehicle tax exemption application submitted Berean Fundamental Church due to incomplete information as recommended for disapproval 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 9:29 A.M. and the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners reconvened.

 

The item for additional funding for the Midwest Nebraska Problem Solving Court (Drug Court) for defense counsel was tabled.

 

Motion by Weems, seconded by Wuehler to approve the appointment of Bradly Nelson to the Veterans Service Committee to fill the vacancy that will end June 2022.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Mick Margritz of Hershey appeared to discuss a drainage issue.  The Village of Hershey has a drainage issue and they want to make sure the water would not be restricted on his property.  He reported it has to go through a county ditch for 200 to 300 yards to get to the drainage district ditch.  The weeds need to be mowed and the ditch opened up.

 

Commissioner Weems stated that we could also work with the Noxious Weed Supt. for vegetation control in this area.

 

County Board will coordinate with the Highway Supt. and Noxious Weed Supt. on this issue.

 

Motion by Weems, seconded by Wuehler to go into closed session at 10:18 A.M. to discuss strategy with respect to real estate purchase.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Chairman Bruns restated the motion for the closed session.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Weems to go into open session at 10:29 A.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:

AT&T                                                  se                         171.36

Acme Pintng                                     se                         194.01

Adms & Swnsns                              se                       5724.54

Bb Brkr Cmpny                                 se                         833.84

Brulltt Dgn Trshnsk                          se                       6543.91

Brwn’s Shoe Fit                                ex                         127.50

Cndl Ste Krny                                   ldg                        503.30

Cptl Bsnss sltns                               rt                           109.91

Cntrl fnc                                             se                         388.90

Cnry Lnk                                            se                         351.02

Chryl Orr                                            reb                          28.96

Chva Shw                                         se                         111.20

Cty NP pblc Svc Dptmnt                 se                       1100.00

Cst to cst cmptr Prdcts                    su                         270.00

Clfr Wd lyns Wd                               se                       1888.12

DAS Stt Accntng                              se                         395.82

Eks Off                                               su                       3175.06

Elzbth Prscro                                    Reb                        21.42

FHP                                                    se                         215.00

FNBO                                                 se                           25.00

Fyr-Tek                                               se                         118.75

Grrtt Trs                                             su                         566.28

Grdn Ptrsn                                         rt                         8790.00

HHS Lncln                                         se                         159.00

Idl lnn Spply                                      su                         211.55

Jck;s Unfrms & equp                       ex                         132.89

Jsn Rdlph Lw                                    se                       1195.00

Knbl Rfrgrtn                                      se                         110.00

Mrk R Mckn Lw                                se                       3234.50

Mnrds                                                 su                         470.08

Myr Crtv                                             su                       2647.75

Mdwst Crd & ID Sltns                      se                         750.00

Mdwst cnnt                                       se                         155.00

Mncpl Lght & wtr                              se                         555.39

Myk Mllr                                             reb                          18.34

Nrflk Rgnl Cntr                                  se                         420.00

NP Anml Shltr                                   se                           64.00

O’rlly At Prts                                      su                           67.57

Odn Clnal Chpl                                se                       1250.00

Pm Rchrt                                           reb                          36.34

Ptny Bws Glbl Fnncal Srv               se                       1031.61

Pplr St Cr Wsh                                 se                              3.25

Qudnt Lsing USA                             se                         395.76

Rbcc Schrdr                                      se                       1000.00

Rgn 26                                               reg                          70.00

RR Dnnlly                                         su                           65.91

Shny Clng                                         reb                          10.40

Snll Srv                                              se                         551.78

Stpls Crdt dpt                                    su                         817.20

Smmt Fd Srv                                     se                       4928.93

US Bnk                                              se                       1335.40

NE Extnsn                                         rt                         1200.00

Vrzn                                                    su                           95.90

Wx Bnk                                              su                         796.46

Zns LL                                                se                       1613.65

911 cstm                                            eq                         902.20

 

County Rd:

AT&T                                                  se                           50.07

Crll Inc                                                su                         184.93

Lvl LLC                                              su                     10260.00

Lncln Cnty wd cntrl                          su                       1925.00

Mcck Pblc Pwr Dst                           se                         174.72

Mnrds                                                 su                           81.03

Mchl Tdd & Cmpny                          se                       1663.43

NACO                                                reg                          35.00

NSG                                                   su                       8139.09

Pl’s Prt Ptty’s                                     su                         305.00

Rckmnt                                              se                         125.58

RS Hydrlc Sltns                                se                         601.54

Ttn Mchnry                                        se                         174.81

US Bnk                                              su                           22.00

 

Self-Funded Ins:

First Concord                                    ins                      5819.44

 

KENO:

NE Dept Revenue                           se                         100.00

 

Juvenile Fac:

Brouillette, Dugan                            se                         890.00

 

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

 

Advance notice and the agenda for the March 21, 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 17, 2022; and was also emailed to the media on March 17, 2022.

 

The agenda for the meetings to be held on Monday, March 28, 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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