The York County Board of Commissioners met according to law on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. as per notice in the York News Times on September 7, 2017, with Chairman Jack Sikes presiding, with Kurt Bulgrin, Randy Obermier, Paul Buller and Bill Bamesberger.  Also present at the meeting was Melanie Wilkinson, correspondent for the York News Times, 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 Bulgrin, seconded by Obermier, to approve the minutes of the August 29, 2017, Board of Commissioners meeting; roll call: yeas, Bulgrin, Obermier, Bamesberger, Buller and Sikes, nays, none; motion carried.


Moved by Bamesberger, seconded by Buller, to adopt the agenda for Tuesday, September 12, 2017, roll call; Bamesberger, Buller, Bulgrin, 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, 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 8:41 a.m. which no action was taken; roll call: yeas; Buller, Obermier, Bamesberger, Bulgrin and Sikes, nays, none; motion carried.



Moved by Bamesberger, seconded by Buller, to approve General Assistance Case #17-7 for rent, in the amount of $315.00, roll call, yeas; Bamesberger, Buller, Bulgrin, Obermier and Sikes, nays none, motion carried.



Moved by Obermier, seconded by Bamesberger, to approve the payroll in the amount of $159,388.07 and vendor claims, roll call; yeas, Obermier, Bamesberger, Buller, Bulgrin and Sikes; nays; none; motion carried.

Fund                  Name                                                           Description                              Total      


General              Angle, Murphy & Campbell, PC, LLC       Officials Salary                             5,000.00

Visit Promo       Avery Outdoor                                             Media-Advertising                    265.00

Visit Promo       Benedict Volunteer Fire Department                    Grants                                                          1,102.27

General, Rd        Black Hills Energy                                      Heating Fuels                              3,648.07

General              Blue Cross Blue Shield of NE                     Cobra 804.36

General              Blue Knight Security, Inc.                           Security Contract                         1,380.00

Road                   Bosselman                                                   Fuel 15,223.79

General              Bredenkamp, Patricia                          Retirement                                                   10.00

General              Business Brokers Corporation                    Probation Costs                              3,600.00

Aging                 Byers, Lori A                                       Reimbursement                                           36.49

General              Capital Business Systems, Inc.                   Printing & Publication                    156.84

Aging                 Cash-Wa Distributing Co.                           Health Promo                            1,209.12

General              Cornerstone Insurance Group                     Monthly Payment                         3,207.13

Road                   Cornhusker Cleaning Systems Inc.             Shop Supplies                         55.77

General              Crawford, Tanya L                                       Reimbursement                                           227.95

Road                   Cross-Dillon Tire                                        Tire Repair                            4,352.21

General              Cuda, Sharon                            Retirement                                                   10.00

General              CWC of York, Inc.                                      Office Supplies/Equip Rental   143.00

General              Dennis, Benjamin B                                       Reimbursement                                           35.84

General              Digital Ally                                                 Safety Equipment                     40.00

General, Rd,

Aging                 Eakes Office Plus                                        Office Supplies                         472.71

Emerg Mgmnt   Everbridge, Inc.                                 Dues                                                             2,325.00

Road                   Fastenal Industrial & Const Supply            Equipment Repair/Supplies             76.57

General              Fillman Law Offices                                   Court Costs                              1,111.50

Road                   Five Star Truck Center-York                      Tire Repair                            70.98

Visit Promo       Flagship Publishing, Inc.                             Printing & Publication                    280.00

General              Friesen, Calvin R                                       Reimbursement                                           50.40

General              General Fire and Safety Equipment            Office Supplies                         126.20

Road                   Gilbarco Inc.                                                Building & Ground                           723.00

General              GIS Workshop, LLC                                    Data Processing                     1,950.00

General              Global Tech Inc.                                          Computer Consultant                     404.95

General              Grafton Law Office, PC, LLO.                    Court Costs                              617.50

General, Aging  Grand Central Foods                                       Prisoners/Health Promo                              3,947.69

Aging                 Green, Carla E                                       Reimbursement                                           5.38

General              Hamilton County Sheriff                            Court Costs                              19.50

Road                   Hansen International Truck Inc.                  Equipment Repair                            118.17

Road                   Hawk Truck Trailers Inc., Jim                    Shop Supplies                         35.88

General              Hecht, Harry                              Retirement                                                   16.00

Visit Promo       Henderson Chamber of Commerce                     Grants                                                          1,998.68

Road                   Hiebner Body Shop                                     Grader Blades                            57.90

Aging                 Hines, Janet K                                       Reimbursement                                           35.31

General              Hitz Towing, Inc.                                         Fuel   100.00

General              Hoblyn, Nancy                                             Mental Health Board                 95.00

General              Hometown Leasing                                     Office Equip Rental                            440.00

Road                   Island Supply Welding                                Shop Supplies                         91.80

Road                   Jackson Services Inc.                                  Shop Supplies                         120.78

General, Rd        Jensen Lumber Company                            Grounds Repair                            215.55

General              JM Monograms, Inc.                                   Printing & Publication                    47.50

Road                   Johnson Sand & Gravel Co, Inc.                 Gravel & Royalty                          3,937.07

Road                   Kimball Midwest                                        Shop Supplies                         273.26

General              Kopchos Sanitation, Inc.                                 Garbage                                                       202.00

Visit Promo       Lamar Companies, The                               Media-Advertising                    515.00

Road                   Mead Lumber Co.                                       Shop Supplies                         121.97

General              Microfilm Imaging Systems, Inc.               Data Processing Equip           155.00

General              Midwest Auto Fire Sprinkler Co.               Maintenance Agreement                     680.00

Road                   Midwest Service & Sales                            Flags  348.30

Road                   Mike’s Radiator & Tire Repair                   Equipment Repair                            175.00

General              MIPS Inc.                                                     Monthly Payment                         1,148.82

General              Mogul’s Transmission, Inc.                        Fuel     65.41

General              NE Public Health Environmental Lab        Court Costs                              41.25

General, Rd        NE Public Power District                            Heating Fuels/Electricity            6,729.84

Road                   NE Truck Center, Inc.                                 Equipment Repair                            440.19

Road                   NMC Exchange LLC                                   Equipment Repair                            21,538.05

General              North Office Supply                                    Office Supplies                         437.98

General              O’Keefe Elevator Company, Inc.                Maintenance Agreement                     339.04

Road                   O’Reilly Auto Parts                                     Equipment Repair                            40.69

Road                   Overhead Door Co.                                      Building & Ground                           169.85

General              Paper Tiger Shredding                                Monthly Payment                         35.00

Road                   Penner’s Tire & Auto, Inc.                          Tire Repair                            335.82

Rd, Visit Promo Perennial Public Power District                                       Electricity/Advertising                               202.18

General              Physicians Laboratory Services PC            Autopsy Costs                              300.00

General, Rd        Pieper Plumbing & Well Drilling Inc.                                       Supplies/Building & Ground                      30.67

Road                   Plains Equipment Repair                            Equip Repair/Supplies             1,121.47

General              Postmaster                                                   Postal Services                         144.00

Road                   Power Plan                                                   Equipment Repair                            883.79

Road                   Rasmussen Auto Parts                                 Equipment Repair/Supplies             302.01

General              Rees, Jenny                                                  Mileage Allowance                      365.41

General              Reetz, Melvin                           Retirement                                                   12.00

General              Region V Systems                                       Alcoholism Services                         5,482.00

Road                   Sapp Bros. Petroleum, Inc.                                 Fuel/Oil                                                       3,485.38

General              Saum, Wanda E                                       Reimbursement                                           14.98

Visit Promo       Sautter, Robert R                                       Reimbursement                                           388.26

General              Schlender, Kevin                                         Mental Health Board                 95.00

General              Scottsbluff County Sheriff                          Court Costs                              21.40

General              Sequoia Consulting Group                                       Miscellaneous                                             2,190.00

Road                   Shur-Co, LLC                                              Equipment Repair                            205.92

Road                   Slack Auto Supply, LLC                             Shop Supplies                         107.81

Road                   Snap-On Tools                                             Shop Tools                              19.90

General              Stahr and Associates                                   Contractual Services                         200.00

Road                   Starbuck, Charles L                                       Reimbursement                                           30.00

General              State of NE/Das Central Finance                Data Processing                     162.74

General              State of NE/Communications                     Equipment Rental                            448.00

General              Supply Works                                              Janitorial Supplies                         235.57

General              Svehla Law Offices Court Costs                 Court Costs                              10,215.25

General              Thompson Co., The                                     Board of Prisoners                        1,785.13

General              Time Warner Cable                                       Internet/Dues                                               1,172.03

General              Trans Union Risk and Alternative                     Equipment                                                   110.00

Road                   Tri County Automotive                               Equipment Repair                            83.88

Road                   Troester Basin Farm, Inc.                                       Miscellaneous                                             840.76

General              University of Nebraska-SE Research         Office Equipment                     115.40

General              US Postal Service-Extension                      Postal Services                         104.80

Visit Promo       USA Outdoor, LLC                                     Media-Advertising                    415.00

General, Rd        Verizon Wireless Services LLC                 Telephone Service                           767.31

Road                   Village of Bradshaw                       Electricity                                                    21.62

Road                   Village of McCool Junction                         Water/Sewer                                                48.00

General              Waldron, Nancy                                          Court Costs                              166.25

General              Walgreen Company                                     Medical-Prisoners                        477.60

General, Aging,

Rd, Rel&Med    Windstream Communications                    Telephone Services                         3,417.10

General              Wollenburg, Nicholas L                                       Reimbursement                                           24.80

Road                   York Ace Hardware                                     Equipment Repair/Supplies             39.97

Visit Promo       York Area Chamber of Commerce                                       Miscellaneous                                             294.30

Visit Promo       York College                          Grants                                                          500.00

Visit Promo       York County Development Corp                                       Miscellaneous                                             1,377.23

General              York County District Court                        Court Costs                              738.00

General              York County Highway Dept.                       Fuel 2,207.06

General              York County Sheriff                                    Court Costs/Fees                     755.48

Road                   York Equipment, Inc.                                  Equipment Rental                            134.38

General              York General Hospital                                Medical-Prisoners                        58.63


Visit Promo       York News Times                                        Printing & Publication                    1,313.96

General              York Printing Company, LLC                     Office Supplies                         175.19




There were no Interfund Transfers at this time.


Moved by Buller, seconded by Bulgrin, to table Discuss and Act on Railroad Crossing on Road J agreement, until more information is gathered about the agreement, roll call, Buller, Bulgrin, Obermier, Bamesberger and Sikes, nays none, motion carried.


Moved by Bamesberger, seconded by Obermier, to approve Resolution #17-34 to set a pay increase to the Deputy Clerk, Deputy Assessor, Deputy Treasurer, Deputy County Attorney and Deputy Clerk of the District Court, roll call; yeas, Bamesberger, Obermier, Buller, Bulgrin and Sikes, nays none, motion carried




WHEREAS, the York County Board of Commissioners met at their regular meeting on September 12, 2017 to discuss the salary for the Deputy Clerk, Deputy Assessor, Deputy Treasurer, Deputy County Attorney and Deputy Clerk of the District Court.


 BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board has set the wage for the Deputy Clerk, Deputy Assessor, Deputy Treasurer, Deputy County Attorney and Deputy Clerk of the District Court to be set as follows.


Deputy County Clerk, Amanda Ring                                                                                                                         $27.68 per hour

Deputy County Assessor, Janet Veleba                                                                                                                     $25.00 per hour

Deputy County Treasurer, Megan Williams                                                                                                             $20.50 per hour

Deputy County District Court, Dena Bushnell                                                                                                          $20.50 per hour

Deputy County Attorney, Benjamin Dennis                                                                                                              $79,335.00 a year


BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED, that from the first pay-period of October, 2017 to the last pay period in September, 2018, the above wages are hereby adopted for the above Deputy Officials in the above offices.


Dated this12th day of September, 2017.


A Public Hearing was held at 9:00 a.m. as published in the York News Times on September 7, 2017 to hear support, criticism, suggestions or observations relating to the proposed 2017-2018 budget.  Present at the hearing were: County Commissioners Bulgrin, Bamesberger, Obermier, Sikes and Buller. Jill Clay with Contryman Associates, Melanie Wilkinson, correspondent for the York News Times, Luke Fochtman, correspondent for KAWL radio and Willard Peterson York County resident.


Jill Clay, with Contryman, Bill Bamemsberger and Randy Obermier, reviewed the proposed budget with those in attendance. 


The Public Hearing was closed at 10:03 a.m.


Sandy Morrissey, Director of the Region V Systems provided the Board with an update of their services.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Buller, to go into executive session at 10:42 a.m., to prevent needless injury to an individual, also present Harvey Keim, Highway Superintendent, roll call: yeas; Bulgrin, Buller, Bamesberger, Obermier, and Sikes nays, none; motion carried.


Moved by Obermier, seconded by Bulgrin, to come out of executive session at 11:06 a.m. which no action was taken; roll call: yeas; Obermier, Bulgrin, Bamesberger, Buller and Sikes, nays, none; motion carried.


Moved by Bamesberger, seconded by Obermier, to adopt Resolution #17-35 to set the wages for the County Employees which is not under the Supervision of Elected officials, as presented, and the Department Heads will receive a 2.5% (percent) raise,


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Buller to amend Resolution #17-35 to approve that all the wages for the County Employees which is not under the Supervision of Elected officials and Department Heads to receive a 2.5% (percent) raise, roll call, yeas, Bulgrin, and Buller, nays Bamesberger, Obermier and Sikes, motion failed.


Moved by Bamesberger, seconded by Obermier, to adopt Resolution #17-35 to set the wages for the County Employees which is not under the Supervision of Elected officials, as presented, and the Department Heads will receive a 2.5% (percent) raise, roll call, yeas; Bamesberger, Obermier and Sikes, nays Buller and Bulgrin, motion carried.



WHEREAS, the York County Board of Commissioners met at their regular meeting on September 12, 2017 to discuss the salary for York County Employees which are not under the supervision of Elected Officials.


 BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board has set the wage for the County Employees to be set as follows. The Department Heads wages set a 2.5% (percent) increase


            John R. Biel                            1.00 per hour

            Steve Brackhan                       .54 per hour

            Mark A. Brown                       1.00 per hour

            Kevin D. Butzke                     .59 per hour

            Ila J. Chapman                        .34 per hour  

            Doug Cradick                         .47 per hour  

            Randy Doremus                      .80 per hour

            Richard S. Doremus               .38 per hour

            Kermith D. Friesen                 .53 per hour

            Scott Hulse                             .48 per hour

            Herbert L. Ihde                       .54 per hour

            Larry V. Johnson                    .53 per hour

            Casey C. Keim                        1.87 per hour

            Larry Kline                             .64 per hour

            Matthew A. Kline                   .78 per hour

            Bret Lamb                               .48 per hour

            Auddie Mills                          .70 per hour

            Patrick D. O’Brien                 .89 per hour

            Terry L. Paulsen                     .34 per hour

            William D. Payne, Jr              .19 per hour

            Mark Perryman                      1.00 per hour

            Ashley Rasmussen                 .76 per hour

            Max E. Rea                             .54 per hour

            Tim Redman                           1.25 per hour

            Charles L. Starbuck                .65 per hour

            Richard F. Sutter                    1.37 per hour

            Gary D. Van Ness                   1.15 per hour

            Lawrence Waiss                     .77 per hour  

            George H. Wochner                .52 per hour

            Harvey F. Keim                 66,625.00 salary 

            Dena Bushnell                        .50 per hour

            Susan Stahr                             .14 per hour

            Stephanie Horak                     .14 per hour

            Tanya Crawford                      1.16 per hour

            Jerri Merklinger                     .43 per hour

            Carla Green                            .33 per hour

            Paula Rollins                          .29 per hour

            Janet Hines                             .23 per hour  

            Norm Johnson                        .22 per hour

            Rachael Crowdell                   1.95 per hour 

            Claudia Braden                       .25 per hour

            Brian Bedient                         .30 per hour

            Doug Deprez                           .50 per hour

            Nick Wollenburg               48,662.90 salary

            Bob Sautter                             .48 per hour              

            Gary Petersen                    28,740.00 salary

            Mitchell Naiman                    .25 per hour  

            Lori Byers                                 .48 per hour

            Cal Friesen                             .44 per hour

            Tammy Henry                       1.50 per hour  


BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that from the first pay-period of October, 2017 to last pay period in September, 2018 the above wages are hereby adopted for the above County Employees.


Dated this 12th day of September, 2017.


Moved by Obermier, seconded by Bamesberger, to adopt Resolution #17-36 to approve the budget for 2017-2018, roll call: yeas, Obermier, Bamesberger, Buller, Bulgrin and Sikes, nays, none, motion carried.




WHEREAS, a proposed County Board for the Fiscal Year July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018 prepared by the Budget Making Authority, was transmitted to the County Board on the 12th day of September, 2017.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Commissioners of York County, Nebraska as follows,


SECTION 1. That the budget for the Fiscal Year July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018, as categorically evidenced by the Budget Document and the same hereby is adopted as the Budget for York County for said fiscal year.


SECTION 2. That the offices, departments, activities and institutions herein named are hereby authorized to expend the amount herein appropriated to them during the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2018.

SECTION 3. That the income necessary to finance the appropriations made and expenditures authorized shall be provided out of the unencumbered cash balance in each fund, revenues other than taxation to be collected during the fiscal year in each fund, and tax levy requirements for each fund.


WHEREAS, at the public hearing held on the 12th of September, 2017, on the proposed 2017-2018 York County Budget, the summary of the tentative County Budget as computed against the uncontested valuations of, $3,455,329,616.00 and $ 2,453,407,522.00 for County Ambulance was submitted as, follows:


County General Fund                               $6,012,929.88 

Employment Security                                       $ 585.14

County Relief                                                $10,267.11

State Institutions                                          $ 21,145.15

Debt Service                                               $ 854,341.98

Emergency Mgmt                                         $ 25,987.27

Ambulance                                                  $204,423.39

Total                                                         $7,129,679.92


NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the York County Board of Commissioners, that the County Budget be adopted.


DATED this 12th day of September, 2017


Committee reports were given.


The Chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 11:46 a.m.  The next meeting will be held September 26, 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