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06-06-2022 Minutes

June 6, 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.  Woodruff 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 Hewgley, seconded by Weems to approve the minutes regarding the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meeting held on May 31, 2022.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Weems, 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 Wuehler, seconded by Woodruff to approve the appointment of Commissioner Weems as the Lincoln County voting delegate to the National Association of County Officials.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none. Weems abstained.

 

Motion by Weems, seconded by Woodruff to authorize the Chairman to sign the interlocal agreement with Frontier County for inmate housing.  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 Clerk of District Court for $11,673.78 and Register of Deeds for $28,935.43.  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 right of way application submitted by Hershey Cooperative Telephone Co.  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.

 

County Assessor, Julie Stenger appeared.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Weems to approve the minutes regarding the Lincoln County Board of Equalization meeting held on May 31, 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.

 

Nebraska Association of County Officials (NACO) update by Executive Director, Jon Cannon.

 

Discussion was held on county employee paid holidays and personal days per the Lincoln County Employee Policy Handbook.

 

Deputy County Attorney, Tyler Volkmer, commented that the county needs to decide if they want to follow what the State of Nebraska has or not for paid holidays.

 

Commissioner Bruns suggested that if Juneteenth falls on the weekend it would not be a paid holiday for Lincoln County employees, but if it fell during the week then it would be a paid holiday.  He questioned if the county holidays should align with the State of Nebraska.

 

Commissioner Woodruff asked how it affected the offices when the State of Nebraska is closed and the county offices are open.

 

Commissioner Hewgley gave history on when the county employees gave up Arbor Day and Columbus Day and gained two personal days to use instead.

 

Commissioner Weems asked if DMV could function without the state being open.

 

Deputy County Treasurer, Sheri Newton, replied yes.  The department can function but there is no help desk if issues arise.

 

Volkmer commented the County Board could consider a third personal day or take no action.

 

Commissioner Bruns suggested that for 2022 the county offer an additional personal day and look at possible revisions for paid holidays in the employee handbook.

 

Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Woodruff to approve, for 2022 only, that the Juneteenth holiday will be taken as a personal day in the 2nd half of the year (July 1 to December 31).  The Chairman will appoint a committee to address paid holidays for county employees.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Wuehler, seconded by Woodruff to enter into a contract with Visit North Platte to provide services under the Nebraska Visitors Development Act and authorize the Chairman to sign.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Weems to enter into a lease agreement with Visit North Platte for the continued use of county property currently in the possession of the North Platte Lincoln County Visitor’s Bureau and authorize the Chairman to sign.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Motion by Weems, seconded by Woodruff to enter into an agreement for referee services with Marcia Trego for Lincoln County Board of Equalization 2022 valuation protests.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.

 

Discussion was held concerning the 100-year celebration and time capsule contents.  The County Board made a list of suggestions for the time capsule.  The county board assistant will send out an email asking the employees for ideas and suggestions as well.

 

Keith Howell appeared to discuss his concerns with the Veterans Service Committee and current Veterans Service Officer.  He also asked about the time line for the applicants that applied for the Veterans Service Officer position.

 

Chairman Bruns explained that the County Board is working diligently to complete the members of the Veterans Service Committee per state statute.  The committee will then work toward reviewing the applications and make recommendations to the County Board for a Veterans Service Officer.

 

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

 

Approved the following claims as presented for payment:

General:

Accel Recvbls                                   se                       1237.50

Adms/Swnsn                                    se                         469.58

A Gurciullo                                        ldg                        349.44

Allo                                                     se                         413.71

Al’s Lk/Sf                                           su                           16.66

Al’s Twg                                             se                         212.60

Amzn                                                  su                           67.15

C Bazata                                            se                         380.00

B Brkr                                                 su                         689.40

Cptl Bsns                                           agre                     127.69

Crpntr Mmrl                                       se                         907.00

Cash-Wa                                           se                         174.40

CDG-G                                               cont                 73422.00

St of NE                                             cont                      204.30

C Shaw                                              se                       6085.53

Cty of NP                                           su                         183.81

Cty of NP                                           se                     56234.94

Cst/Cst Cmptr                                   su                         657.50

Cohagens                                         se                         230.99

Comfrt Inn                                         ldg                        259.90

Commnty Conn                                grt                    14191.58

Condon Sgns                                   se                       1650.00

DAS ST Acctg                                   rt                         3727.08

Dawson Tire                                      su                         784.96

Dell Mrktg                                          se                       1174.25

Dr Debs                                             cont                    1500.00

E-470 Pblc Hwy                               se                              8.45

Eakes                                                 su                       2382.74

Fairfield Inn                                       ldg                        480.00

Frst Cncrd                                         ins                        165.00

Galls                                                   se                         110.93

Grdn Glove                                        su                         801.99

Garrett Trs                                         su                       1013.27

Globalstar                                          se                         104.94

GR Emrgency Veh                          se                     10920.00

Guardian RFID                                 su                     15897.20

Hampton Inn                                     ldg                        444.00

Hazen Sprklr                                     se                         224.00

H Schein                                           se                         375.60

Hometown Lsg                                 se                         235.35

Jack’s Unif/Eq                                  ex                         124.89

J Orr                                                    mi                           39.78

Justice Data                                      se                       2800.00

Levanders                                         se                           48.45

LC Crt                                                 fees                    3569.60

LC Jail PC                                         su                         685.67

Lowmans Auto                                 se                         446.00

B Malsom                                          se                       1801.90

M McKeone                                      se                         466.50

M Trosynski                                      Cnt                     7012.50

MASA                                                 ins                      1012.50

Mntzer Oil                                          su                       1011.98

  1. Bain reb 58.00

Mdwst Conn                                     se                         295.00

MIPS                                                  su                       3296.18

MonoPrice                                         su                           46.45

Morland Enterprises                        se                       2117.40

ML&W                                                se                       6808.29

NE Assn of Clks                               reg                        125.00

NACT                                                 dues                     150.00

NACO                                                dues                  3762.72

NE Lw Enf                                         se                         360.00

NE Safety/Fr                                     se                         187.50

NE Anmal Shltr                                se                           80.00

NP Opp Ctr                                        se                         275.00

Ptny Bws                                           pstg                 30000.00

Poplar St CW                                    se                           57.25

Prodigy Sol                                       se                     11392.06

Rdlgy Sevs                                        se                           31.81

Seevers Auto                                    re                          264.41

Sheriffs Fees                                    se                       1062.46

LC Shrf PC                                        se                           33.95

ShI Intl                                               su                           90.40

Shred-It                                              se                         300.84

Snells                                                 se                         288.60

Staples                                               su                         140.01

Stericycle                                           se                           99.75

Summit Fd                                         se                     16483.90

Sunset Law Enf                                eq                    11265.05

TO Haas                                            re                        1620.80

Home Dpt Pro                                   se                         251.28

TK’s Wldg                                          se                         201.25

Trnsunion                                          cont                      125.00

US Bank                                            se                         148.80

US Cell                                              cont                      827.50

Verizon                                              se                         739.03

Wash Time                                        su                         130.00

Westfield Pharm                               se                       2767.55

Wm Troshynski                                cont                    4500.00

 

County Rds:

Allo                                                     se                         153.68

Cptl Bsns                                           su                              5.56

Carquest                                            se                         263.58

Cty of NP                                           su                     65199.17

Crnhskr Intl                                       se                         549.24

Dawson Tr                                         su                         294.00

Extrm Ag                                            su                         260.40

Fastenal                                            se                         229.47

Hershey Coop                                  se                           78.49

J Crown                                             reb                          31.00

Jannsens                                          re                     15062.62

Knapp                                                su                         324.73

Murphy Trctr                                      re                        8045.08

NE Trk Ctr                                         re                        1094.51

Schabens                                          se                         152.57

Snp-On Tls                                        su                         254.85

Sthrlnd Farm                                     re                          603.43

TO Haas                                            re                            80.00

Troyer Ent                                         re                          524.86

Vlg Brady                                           se                           88.29

Vlg Hrshy                                          se                         129.44

Weathercrft                                       eq                         115.00

 

Self-Funded Ins:

Frst Cncrd                                         ins                        131.61

 

May Payroll $775,212.30

 

The meeting was adjourned at 11:28 A.M.

 

Advance notice and the agenda for the June 6, 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 June 3, 2022; and was also emailed to the media on June 3, 2022.

 

The agenda for the meetings to be held on Monday, June 13, 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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  1. Will the meetings ever be video taped or at least recorded and be posted to something like YouTube m?

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