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04-11-2022 Minutes

April 11, 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.  Wuehler 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 Weems, seconded by Woodruff to approve the minutes regarding the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meeting held on April 4, 2022.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Wuehler 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 Woodruff, seconded by Weems to receive and order filed fee reports submitted by the County Clerk for $667.41, Clerk of District Court for $8185.56 and County Sheriff for $3739.49.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”. Nays, none.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Woodruff to authorize the Chairman to sign the polling place contracts for the 2022 Primary and General Elections. 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 a special designated liquor permit submitted by Pals Brewing Company for a wedding reception at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds on May 27, 2022.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Wuehler, seconded by Weems to authorize the Chairman to sign the right of way application submitted by Hershey Cooperative Telephone Company.  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.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Weems to approve the minutes regarding the Lincoln County Board of Equalization meeting held on April 4, 2022. Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

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

 

The Lincoln County Board of Equalization adjourned at 9:16 A.M. and the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners reconvened.

 

David Pate, I.T. personnel, reported that Lincoln County does not own our current domain.  The .gov domain is now free and is more secure.

 

Motion by Weems, seconded by Woodruff to authorize the Chairman to sign a request letter for lincolncountyne.gov domain.  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 contract with Winston Michael Contracting, Inc. for a salt shed for Lincoln County Department of Roads in the amount of $169,515.00.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Former County Commissioner, Bill Henry, had reported before he left office that the Sandhills RC & D District was going to disband at the end of 2021.  The county received a letter in the mail asking for a representative to the board and an invoice for $100 for dues.

 

Commissioner Wuehler will contact the executive secretary at Sandhills RC & D for additional information.

 

Discussion was held concerning the appointment of Lincoln County Treasurer, Alex Gurciullo as Point of Contact and Authorized Representative for Reporting for State & Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF).

 

Chairman Bruns commented that he placed this item on the agenda.  It was discussed when the new County Treasurer was appointed that this would be one of the responsibilities they would be responsible for in the future.

 

Commissioner Hewgley questioned if the ARPA committee should have discussed transferring these duties.

 

Commissioners Weems stated that working in this system can be challenging and he would feel more comfortable if she had someone to work with her initially.

 

Deputy County Attorney, Tyler Volkmer, clarified that the board can take action to appoint Alex as additional contact but it does not mean that the other people that were appointed are losing access.

 

Commissioners Weems and Hewgley both stated they would feel more comfortable with review from other points of contact.

 

Commissioners Woodruff and Bruns gave a Personnel Committee update concerning the Lincoln County Highway Supt. candidates.  Four candidates were interviewed for the position.  Two candidates have credentials and two do not at this time. They asked how many candidates the full board would like to interview.

 

Other county board members stated they felt comfortable with the Committee’s recommendation of the top two candidates for interviews.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Wuehler to invite the top two candidates for the Lincoln County Highway Supt. position to attend the April 18, 2022 board meeting to conduct interviews.  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:

AJ Sheet Mtl                                     se                       3343.00

Accl Recvbls Sol                              se                       1237.50

ACE                                                    su                         618.39

Agri Comptr Sls                                se                       6318.28

Allo Comm                                         se                         734.27

Al’s Lock                                            se                           13.92

A Speichert                                       se                       1640.00

A Willard                                            mi                           53.82

Arrowhead Sc                                   su                         595.39

B Barker Co                                      su                         267.96

Brouillette,Dgn,Trosh                      se                       9276.14

Capital Business                              se                         607.16

ST of NE                                            contr                    204.30

Century Link                                     se                         576.78

C Durham                                         se                       3670.00

C Korf                                                 reb                          55.98

NP Public Se                                    se                         752.08

Clk of Dist Crt                                    se                         641.00

Dawson Co Sheriff                          se                           49.37

Dr Debs                                             se                         500.00

Eakes                                                 su                         592.79

ES&S                                                 se                       1189.75

EMC Ins                                             se                         105.00

Express Arrow                                  se                         164.40

Fair Law                                             se                       6800.00

First Natl Bk                                      se                         300.36

Frnt St AG                                         se                           10.00

Garden Glv                                        grt                         120.95

GP Hmcr                                            eq                           14.00

Guardian RFID                                 su                         715.00

Highmark El                                      se                         332.28

Hmtwn Lsg                                        lse                        593.69

InfoDynamics                                   se                       1858.00

JC’s AW                                             se                              7.48

K Florom                                            se                         550.00

Knapp Elec                                       se                         184.86

Knobels                                             se                         946.60

Lancaster Co Shrf                           se                           18.62

LC Court                                            se                       2264.75

LC Jail PC                                         ex                         143.38

Lowmans Auto                                 re                          685.18

B Malcom                                          se                       5460.19

M McKeone                                      se                       6284.00

M Troshynski                                    agre                   8250.00

Menards                                            su                           51.02

Mentzers                                            su                           87.49

Nozicka Law                                     se                       6596.15

MIS                                                     lsg                        600.00

Mdwst Conn                                     pstg                        22.77

Mi6 Pizza                                           su                           29.95

MonoPrice                                         su                           10.18

NE Clks Dist Crt                               reg                          75.00

NP Fire Eq                                        su                           99.5

NP Hrdwr                                           se                         386.45

NP Telegraph                                   adv                     6278.36

O’Reilly’s                                           re                            51.96

Odean Clnl Chpl                              se                         400.73

Office Depot                                      su                         213.58

Penn Emblm                                     ex                           18.62

Prodigy                                              se                     12424.52

Recgntn Unl                                     su                         425.55

Region HHS                                     se                     11642.02

Region II                                            se                     17961.00

Seevers                                             re                          320.64

Co Shrf Fees                                    se                       2834.86

Stericycle Inc.                                   se                           99.75

US Bank                                            su                       2757.64

UNL-Linc                                           rt                           750.00

Verizon                                              se                         249.21

Warne Chmcl                                   su                         738.86

Westfield Pharm                               se                       3557.85

W Troshynski                                   agree                 4500.00

Wes Bank                                         su                       9370.26

 

County Rd:

ACE Hrdwr                                        su                           17.99

ACE Irrg                                             su                         666.22

ALRS                                                 se                         427.56

Allo                                                     se                         152.21

Andersen Sons                                re                          249.71

Blk Hls Enrgy                                    se                         627.02

Carquest                                            re                        1102.94

DPPD                                                 se                         646.16

Garrett                                                su                         708.15

Hershey Coop                                  se                           78.49

Home Lmbr                                       su                         102.54

Ideal                                                   se                         173.38

Inland Trk                                          re                            27.86

Mentzers                                            su                       6054.20

Murphy Trktr                                      re                        3053.23

NE Trk Ctr                                         re                     10917.39

NMC                                                   re                     48032.12

Telegraph                                          se                           40.36

Paul’s PP                                          se                         305.00

SAPP Bros                                        se                           14.95

Schabens                                          se                         153.02

Sutherland Farm                              su                           32.73

Tractor Su                                         su                           53.08

Troyer Ent                                         re                            19.32

V of Hershey                                     se                         129.44

V of Maxwell                                     se                           77.50

V of Wallace                                     se                           25.00

 

Lodging:

US Bank                                            se                       8411.85

 

P & M:

Microflm Img                                     se                           45.00

 

Self-Funded Ins:

First Concord                                    se                       4321.80

 

The meeting was adjourned at 10:52 A.M.

 

Advance notice and the agenda for the April 11, 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 April 8, 2022; and was also emailed to the media on April 8, 2022.

 

The agenda for the meetings to be held on Monday, April 18, 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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