The York County Board of Commissioners met according to law on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. as per notice in the York News Times on August 24, 2017, with Chairman Jack Sikes presiding, with Kurt Bulgrin, Randy Obermier, Paul Buller and Bill Bamesberger.  Also present at the meeting was, Christopher Johnson, County Attorney, Luke Fochtman, correspondent for KAWL radio and Kelly Turner, York County Clerk.

 

The agenda of the meeting was posted on the bulletin board in the County Clerk’s office and a copy of the agenda was made available to each Commissioner.

 

Sikes announced that the Open Meetings Act was posted outside the door along with copies in the back of the Board Room.  Proof of publication was also available.

 

Moved by Bamesberger, seconded by Obermier, to approve the minutes of the August 15, 2017, Board of Commissioners meeting; roll call: yeas, Bamesberger, Obermier, Buller, Bulgrin and Sikes, nays, none; motion carried.

 

Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Buller, to adopt the agenda for Tuesday, August 29, 2017, with amending to remove Discuss and Act on Adopting Resolution to Set Preliminary Levies for Political Subdivisions with in the County, roll call; Bulgrin, Buller, Bamesberger, Obermier and Sikes, nays none, motion carried.

 

Harvey Keim, Highway Superintendent, met with the Board with update on the Road Department.

 

Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Bamesberger to go into executive session at 8:36 a.m., to prevent needless injury to an individual, also present Dena Bushnell, General Assistance Director and Christopher Johnson, County Attorney, roll call: yeas; Bulgrin, Bamesberger, Obermier, Buller and Sikes nays, none; motion carried.

 

Moved by Buller, seconded by Obermier, to come out of executive session at 8:46 a.m. which no action was taken; roll call: yeas; Buller, Obermier, Bamesberger, Bulgrin and Sikes, nays, none; motion carried.

 

GENERAL ASSISTANCE

 Moved by Bamesberger, seconded by Bulgrin, to approve General Assistance Case #17-6 for cremation, in the amount of $2000.00, roll call, yeas; Bamesberger, Bulgrin, Buller, Obermier and Sikes, nays none, motion carried.

 

PAYROLL AND VENDOR CLAIMS:

Moved by Obermier, seconded by Bamesberger, to approve the payroll in the amount of $155,067.33 and vendor claims, roll call; yeas, Obermier, Bamesberger, Buller, Bulgrin and Sikes; nays; none; motion carried.

Fund                  Name                                                           Description                              Total      

 

General              Atco International                  Equipment                                                   214.00

Road                   Aurora Cooperative Elevator Co.                                 Fuel                                                              13,992.00

General              Axon Enterprise, Inc.                                  Safety Equipment                     480.00

General              Blue Knight Security, Inc.                           Security Contract                         1,020.00

General              Burda, Megan                                              Mileage Allowance                      117.44

General              Business Brokers Corporation                    Probation Costs                              1,675.88

Road                   CCP Industries Inc.                                      Shop Supplies                         259.25

General, Rd        Central NE County Officials Assoc.           Dues  315.00

General              Charlton, Ann L                                       Reimbursement                                           51.09

General              City Directory, Inc.                                     Office Supplies                         310.00

General              Cornerstone Bank                                        Stop Payment                         33.00

General              Cornerstone Insurance Group                     Office Supplies                         50.00

General, Rd        Corporate Payment Systems                       Monthly Payment                         1,341.74

General              Corporate Warehouse Supply                     Office Supplies                         489.85

General              Crawford, Tanya L                                       Reimbursement                                           62.60

General              Cutting Edge Lawn Service                           Mowing                                                       350.00

General              Eakes Office Plus                                        Office Supplies/Equip              1,331.46

General              Fillman Law Offices                                   Court Costs                              7,366.72

General              Global Tech Inc.                                          Data Processing                     100.00

General              Hamilton County Sheriff                            Court Costs                              18.50

General              Henry, Tammy I                                       Reimbursement                                           30.00

Road                   Hiebner Body Shop                                     Equipment Repair                            68.30

Aging                 Hines, Janet K                                       Reimbursement                                           31.09

General              Hinz Repair                                                 Fuel     87.66

General              Hitz Towing, Inc.                                         Fuel   100.00

General              Home Care Plus                                           Medical-Prisoners                        132.00

General              Hometown Leasing                                     Data Processing/Equip           313.08

Road                   Johnson Sand & Gravel Co, Inc.                 Gravel & Royalty                          17,321.75

General              Johnson, Brian L.                                    Mowing                                                       350.00

Road                   King’s Glass                                                Equip Repair                            132.83

General              Larue Distributing, Inc.                                 Equipment                                                   122.04

Road                   Mainelli Wagner & Associates, Inc.                                 Engineering                                                 1,040.00

Road                   Medical Enterprises, Inc.                            Safety Equipment                     31.00

General              Mid-American Benefits, Inc.                      Monthly Payment                         500.75

General              Mogul’s Transmission, Inc.                        Fuel 1,253.76

General              Moore Medical, LLC                                  Medical-Prisoners                        287.78

Road                   Myers Tire Supply-Kansas City                 Tire Repair                            114.24

General, Aging  NAEIR                                       Miscellaneous                                             38.50

General              National Assoc. of Trans. Providers           Dues    50.00

State Institute    NE Health and Human Services                  Monthly Payment                         279.00

General              NE Public Health Environmental Lab        Drug & Alcohol Test                  105.00

General              NE Public Power District                           Electricity                                                    245.64

Road                   Nissen Electric LLC                                    Building & Ground                           572.40

General              North Office Supply                                    Office Supplies/Print&Pub      59.67

General, Rd        Perennial Public Power District                           Electricity                                                    342.42

General              Phoenix Supply, LLC                                Equipment                                                   394.71

Emerg Mgmnt   Pinnacle Bank/Visa                                     Credit Card                               164.49

General              Prairie Creek Family Medicine                  Medical-Prisoners                        70.00

General              Rasmussen Mechanical Services, Inc.        Maintenance Agreement                     776.95

Road                   RDO Truck Center Co.                                Equipment Repair                            250.00

General              Schlender, Kevin                                         Court Costs                              2,023.50

Road                   Starbuck, Charles L                                       Reimbursement                                           30.00

General              Stephens Law Offices, P.C., L.L.O.            Court Costs                              3,334.50

General              Supply Works                                              Building & Ground                           13.24

General              Thompson Co., The                                     Board of Prisoners                        1,719.59

General              Thomson Reuters/West Payment Center    Legal Fees                                2,750.01

General              Tooley’s Osceola Pharmacy                       Medical-Prisoners                        59.80

Road                   Troester Basin Farm, Inc.                                       Miscellaneous                                             1,113.80

General              Tucker, Julie                                                Mental Health Board                 134.59

General              UNL Extension Lincoln                              Dues  150.00

General              Urgent Care of York                                    Medical-Prisoners                        50.00

General              Williams, Eric J, P.C., L.L.O.                     Court Costs                              1,577.00

General,

911 Em Mgmnt Windstream Communications                    Telephone Service                           1,837.17

General              Wollenburg, Nicholas L                                       Reimbursement                                           30.00

General              York County Court                                      Court Costs                              250.00

General              York County Highway Dept.                       Fuel   243.47

General              York County Sheriff                                    Court Costs/Fees/Misc.           2,794.63

General, Rd,

Fed Drug Law    York General Hospital                                Medical-Prisoners                        1,509.87

 

INTERFUND TRANSFERS:

Moved by Bulgrin, seconed by Buller to change the coding of 0650-705-00-51502 (Highway Bridge Buyback Program Fund) to 0300-705-00-51502 (Road Fund) for Mainelli Wagner & Associates Bridge Site in the amount of $1,040.00, roll call, yeas, Bulgrin, Buller, Bamesberger, Obermier and Sikes, nays none, motion carried.

 

Moved by Bamesberger, seconded by Obermier, to authorize the payroll clerk (Amanda Ring) to change the last payroll for the Noxious Weed Supervisior (Doug Deprez) to the General Fund (0100), roll call, yeas; Bamesberger, Obermier, Buller, Bulgrin and Sikes, nays none, motion carried.

 

Laura McDougall, Director of Four Corners Health Department, met with the Board with updates.

 

Moved by Bamesberger, seconded by Buller, to table, Discuss and Act on a bailiff for Judge Stecker, until further information from the County Attorney, roll call, yeas; Bamesberger, Buller, Bulgrin, Obermier and Sikes, nays none, motion carried.

 

Committee reports were given.

 

Recess at 9:57 a.m.

 

Reconvene at 1:00 p.m.

 

Moved by Bamesberger, seconded Obermier, to reinstate to the agenda Discuss and Act on Adopting Resolution to set Preliminary Levies for Political Subdivisions with in the County.  Due to timing to comply with the time line for the preliminary levies, roll call, yeas; Bamesberger, Obermier, Buller, Bulgrin and Sikes, nays none, motion carried.

 

On or before August 1st, all political subdivisions subject to county levy authority under levy limits must submit a preliminary request for levy allocation.  Based on those requests, the Board then must allocate a preliminary levy for those subdivisions.

 

Moved by Obermier, seconded by Bamesberger, to adopt Resolution #17-33 in setting preliminary levies for the various subdivisions; roll call: yeas, Obermier, Bamesberger, Buller, Bulgrin and Sikes, nays none, motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION #17-33

 

WHEREAS, Nebraska State Statute 77-3443 (3) requires all political subdivisions subject to county levy authority to submit a preliminary request for levy allocation; and

 

WHEREAS, the political subdivisions that are subject to York County Levy authority are agricultural society, historical society, rural fire districts and cemetery districts; and

 

WHEREAS, the York County Board of Commissioners has determined that due to the number of political subdivisions and taxing parcels that would be affected, that a maximum levy will be established and if the subdivisions request is over that maximum levy, their levy will be set at that maximum levy;

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the York County Board of Commissioners hereby allocates the following:

 

Agricultural Society                                                   0.003576                          

Historical Society                                                       0.000106

Rural Fire Districts                                                     0.037683

Cemetery Districts                                                      0.002888                          

       

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by said Board that if any of the political subdivisions that are subject to the county levy authority neglects to submit a request, the Board will use their last year’s budget request to determine the levy rate in the same format as paragraph three (3);

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the York County Board of Commissioners does hereby allocate the following:

VALUATION

 FUND

 REQUEST

 LEVY

 MAXIMUM LEVY 

Ag Society

3,455,329,616.00

       123,563.00

            0.003576

                0.003576

Historical

3,455,329,616.00

            3,651.93

            0.000106

                0.000106

Fire Districts

Benedict

356,183,538.00

 General

          35,913.67

            0.010083

                0.037683

Bradshaw

450,128,519.00

 General

          37,234.08

            0.008272

 Sinking

          11,646.66

            0.002587

 Total

          48,880.74

            0.010859

Gresham

Butler Co

34,458,870.00

Polk Co

96,469,356.00

Seward Co

77,719,543.00

 General 

          64,588.20

            0.017085

York Co

169,397,951.00

 Sinking

          17,662.73

            0.004672

Total Value

378,045,720.00

 Total

          82,250.93

            0.021757

Henderson

York Co

244,696,192.00

General

          33,801.97

            0.008228

Hamilton Co

166,104,806.00

Total Value

410,800,998.00

Total

          33,801.97

            0.008228

McCool Jct

352,280,565.00

 General

          40,550.77

            0.011511

 Sinking

          92,198.20

            0.026172

 Total

       132,748.97

            0.037683

Waco

430,020,167.00

 General

          56,321.85

            0.013097

York

521,092,177.00

 General

       122,290.00

            0.023468

Cemetery Districts

Plainfield

201,017,492.00

 General

            4,000.00

            0.001990

                0.002888

Thayer

163,879,455.00

 General

            4,732.35

            0.002888

Vernon

165,964,359.00

 General

            2,047.15

            0.001233

Waco

277,829,343.00

 General

            7,535.49

            0.002712

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dated this 29th day of August, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Board met with the Budget Committee and Jill Clay with Contryman at 1:00 p.m., to discuss York County preliminary budget.

 

The Chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 3:04 p.m.  The next meeting will be held September 12, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. in the County Commissioners Room, lower level of the Courthouse for the regular meeting.

 

 

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Jack Sikes, Chairman                                                             Kelly Turner, County Clerk 

York County Board of Commissioners                                 York, Nebraska