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04-18-2022 Minutes

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

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Wuehler to approve the report from the County Treasurer on personal and real property taxes which are uncollectible and need to be stricken per NE State Statute §77-1738.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Weems, seconded by Woodruff to receive and order filed fee report submitted by the County Sheriff for $12,081.73.  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 the Nationwide Click It or Ticket grant request for the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office from May 23 – June 5, 2022 for $15,000.00.  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 Alex Gurciullo, County Treasurer.

 

Motion by Wuehler, seconded by Weems to approve the minutes regarding the Lincoln County Board of Equalization meeting held on April 11, 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 real property.

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 Wuehler 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.

 

The Lincoln County Board of Equalization adjourned at 9:21 A.M. and the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners reconvened.

 

Commissioner Wuehler reported to the County Board concerning appointment of a representative to Sandhills RC & D organization and payment of 2022 dues.  The organization is still active.  They have modified their focus to conservation education and monitoring, housing, Sandhills Scenic Byway organization and Hooker County Tourism Board.  Due to the size of Lincoln County, we have two representatives.  One Commissioner and one At-Large member.  They meet every other month and move the meeting sites around the area to various locations.

 

Commissioners concurred that it is important to support our neighboring counties.

 

Chairman Bruns appointed Commissioner Wuehler to the Sandhills RC & D board with Bill Henry continuing as the At-Large representative.  A claim will be submitted for $100 payment for 2022 dues.

 

Brian Glos reported that the City of North Platte would allow Lincoln County Dept. of Roads to piggyback on for two asphalt overlay projects for 2022.  The price of asphalt will be $130 a ton.  The two projects would be West State Farm Road from Buffalo going west, and Walker Road to Echo Road.  Glos suggested an interlocal agreement with the City of North Platte to add these two projects.

 

Deputy County Attorney, Tyler Volkmer, stated the two options for the board would be an interlocal agreement or a special purchase.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Wuehler to approve two overlay projects, using an interlocal agreement with the City of North Platte, for West State Farm Road and Walker Road.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

 

Conducted an interview for Lincoln County Highway Superintendent with Brian Glos.

 

Conducted an interview for Lincoln County Highway Superintendent with Jason Schultz.

 

County Board discussed the strengths and weaknesses of both candidates in different areas as both were qualified applicants.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Weems to appoint Brian Glos as Lincoln County Highway Superintendent.

 

Commissioner Hewgley commented that this was a tough decision.  He does not believe we could go wrong with either candidate.  He felt Glos had grown in his time at the road department and knows the county.

 

Commissioner Weems stated he knows that Glos likes working in the field and wondered how he would adjust to more of an office management position.  He also stated that sometimes an outside person stepping in might further strengthen current internal strengths and help with internal weaknesses.

 

Commissioner Wuehler said that she felt that Glos stepped into a difficult position and proved himself and she feels he is the person for the job.

 

Commissioner Bruns wants the candidate that would strengthen the road department.

 

Commissioner Woodruff felt the two candidates would complement each other.

 

Upon roll call vote Hewgley and Wuehler voted “aye”.  Nays, Weems, Bruns and Woodruff.  Motion failed.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Weems to appoint Jason Schultz as Lincoln County Highway Superintendent.

 

Commissioner Hewgley said he likes to promote from within.

 

Commissioner Wuehler stated her decision was based on existing employees reaching out to her and supporting Glos.

 

Commissioner Bruns commented that in fairness you would need to allow a new person time to build those relationships.

 

Commissioner Woodruff said that change is not easy but it can also be good.

 

Commissioner Wuehler stated that it could be challenging to become a boss being promoted from within as well as being challenging to come in from the outside as management.

 

Upon roll call vote Weems, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, Hewgley and Wuehler.  Motion carried.

 

Jason Schultz will begin his duties as Lincoln County Highway Supt. on May 9, 2022.

 

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

 

Approved the following claims as presented for payment:

General:

Airport Windsock Corp                    se                         247.68

All Safe Industries                           se                         722.41

Allo                                                     se                      1,119.18

B Boyer                                              mi                           23.40

B Aufdenkamp                                 mi                         429.39

Browns Shoe Fit                               ex                         150.00

BTS                                                    se                         120.00

CashWa                                            se                         502.30

AS Central Svcs                               se                         184.60

CenturyLink                                      se                         351.00

Charter Comm                                  su                         150.47

Chase Co Sheriff                             se                           20.00

City of Hastings                                se                      1,857.87

City of NP                                          se                              7.50

Comfort Suites                                 se                         192.00

Comm Conn                                     grnt                   4,363.84

Ctrld FORCE Inc                              reg                        670.00

C Rucker                                           se                           65.51

DAS St Acctg                                    se                         330.00

Douglas Co Sheriff                          se                           17.22

Dr Debs                                             contr                 1,500.00

DXP Enterprises                              se                         305.87

E470 Pub Hwy Auth                        se                           30.70

Eakes                                                 su                      1,688.50

Galls, LLC                                         se                           63.44

Ideal Linen                                        se                         217.22

Rudolph Law                                    se                      2,735.00

J LeMoine                                         mi                         291.92

J Orr                                                    mi                           39.78

J Gosnell                                           mi                           10.66

J Roberts                                           mi                              5.27

K Turnbull                                         se                      2,130.00

Larry’s Glass                                     se                           97.50

LECC                                                 reg                        300.00

Levanders Auto                                se                         918.39

L Russell                                           mi                              8.19

L Frederick                                        mi                              2.93

M Haines                                           ex                         202.00

Menards                                            su                         544.32

Meyer Creative                                 su                         631.10

M Nozicka                                         se                      4,840.00

M Sonnenfeld                                   mi                         117.17

NACO                                                reg                        150.00

NE Inst of Frnsc Science                se                      2,000.00

NP Police Dept                                 contr               10,441.87

NWE                                                   se                      5,311.42

Orr’s                                                    su                           19.25

M Pederson                                      se                      3,580.00

Prodigy Sltns                                    su                    12,107.84

Schaben Sanitation                         se                         907.18

Snell Svcs                                         se                      1,917.36

Squeegee Clean                              se                         440.00

Summit Food Svcs                          contr                 5,547.68

Sutherland Library                           contrb               2,335.00

T & S Repair                                     se                         456.63

Home Depot                                      su                      1,484.11

Thibault, Suhr, & Thibault              se                         151.20

Thyssenkrupp ElevCorp                 se                         286.77

T Johnson                                         mi                           22.23

Town & Cntry Wstrn Wear              ex                         369.99

Transunion Risk & Alt                     se                         125.00

US Bank                                            se                      9,893.01

Unitech                                              su                         486.00

UNL                                                    mi                         183.26

USDA Aphis Wildlife Svc                se                      2,459.72

Verizon                                              su                         147.43

Wood & Aitken                                 se                    12,644.40

Zones                                                 se                           69.99

 

County Rd:

AJ Sheet Metal                                 su                           58.97

A T & T                                               se                           50.41

Black Hills Engy                               se                         285.95

Country Partners                              su                           95.03

Croell, INC                                        su                      1,888.47

MPPD                                                se                         152.83

Midlands Occu Med                         su                           75.00

Midwest Electric                               se                         385.48

Newman Signs                                 se                         381.88

Paulsen                                             su                      5,872.05

RDO                                                   se                         364.80

US Bank                                            se                         110.03

WPCI                                                  su                           32.25

 

Lodging:

Allo                                                     se                         365.96

Crnhskr Clng                                    su                         547.00

Culligan                                             su                           91.47

Ideal                                                   su                         194.15

Integrated                                          su                         146.50

J Daly/MPCC STEM club               se                         225.00

J Remus                                            se                         804.10

KNTK-FM                                          se                         638.00

KS Plus                                             rt                        3,500.00

Lamar Co                                          se                         600.00

Link Media                                         se                      1,200.00

Meyer Creative                                 se                    10,205.35

NE Travel Assoc                              se                         125.00

NP Telegraph                                   su                           17.36

NWE                                                   se                         224.90

Peg Leg Brwry                                  se                         216.00

Probitas Promo                                 se                         517.50

R Windham Outdoors                     se                         396.00

S Geisler                                            mi                         178.43

Sowders                                            se                           75.00

TRU                                                    se                         121.00

Twin Cities Pnr Press                      se                      2,239.00

US Cellular                                       se                         326.41

Wex Bank                                         se                         182.57

 

Juvenile Fac:

M Jackson                                         se                      1,467.74

 

The meeting was adjourned at 11:57 P.M.

 

Advance notice and the agenda for the April 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 April 15, 2022; and was also emailed to the media on April 15, 2022.

 

The agenda for the meetings to be held on Monday, April 25, 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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