The York County Board of Commissioners met according to law on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. as per notice in the York News Times on September 21, 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, Christopher Johnson, County Attorney 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 Buller, to approve the minutes of the September 12, 2017, Board of Commissioners meeting; roll call: yeas, Bulgrin, Buller, Bamesberger, Obermier and Sikes, nays, none; motion carried.


Moved by Bamesberger, seconded by Obermier, to adopt the agenda for Tuesday, September 26, 2017, with removing the Discuss and Act on Interlocal Agreement for Cooperative All-Hazards Mitigation Planning Effort, from the agenda, roll call: yeas; Bamesberger, Obermier, Buller, Bulgrin and Sikes, nays, none; motion carried.


Harvey Keim, Highway Superintendant, met with the Board with updates on the Road Department



There were no General Assistance at this time.



Moved by Obermier, seconded by Buller, to approve the payroll in the amount of $155,229.40 and vendor claims, with removing the Southeast Nebraska Development District, Fy ’18 Housing Dues, in the amount of $1,032.00, roll call; yeas, Obermier, Buller, Bulgrin, Bamesberger and Sikes; nays; none; motion carried.

Fund                  Name                                                           Description                              Total      


General              Jury Duty                                                             1,958.69


Road                   Allied Oil & Supply, Inc.                            Oil  1,011.60

Road                   Aurora Cooperative Elevator Co.                                 Fuel                                                              15,182.10

General              Blue Knight Security, Inc.                           Security Contract                         828.00

Inherit Tax         Blue Valley Behavioral Health                   Budget Request                          5,000.00

Inherit Tax         Casa for York County                                 Budget Request                          34,188.00

Ambulance        City of York-Ambulance                            Quarterly Payment                         51,750.00

General              Claritus                                       Miscellaneous                                             26.80

General              Cornerstone Bank                                        Bizconnect Fee                                 45.00

General, Rd,


Fed Drug Law    Corporate Payment Systems                       Monthly Payment                         3,718.41

General              Damman, Gregory C.                                  Court Costs                              674.50

General              Eakes Office Plus                                        Office Supplies                         541.49

General              Fillmore County Sheriff                              Court Costs/Board of Prisoner                                                                     408.57

General              Friesen, Calvin R.                                       Reimbursement                                           60.00

General, Rd        Great Plains Pest Management                   Janitorial Supplies                         128.00

General              Hamilton County Sheriff                            Board of Prisoner                         630.00

Ambulance        Henderson Ambulance District                   Budget Request                          12,000.00

General              Henry, Tammy I                                       Reimbursement                                           30.00

General              Hinz Repair                                                 Fuel     87.66

General              Hobart Sales & Service                           Equipment                                                   248.82

General              Home Care Plus                                           Medical-Prisoners                        132.00

General              Hometown Leasing                                     Office Equipment Rental          341.75

Road                   Hooker Bros. Sand & Gravel                      Gravel & Royalty                          1,754.24

General              Hy-Tec Auto Service                                   Fuel   867.52

Hwy Buyback    J.I.L. Asphalt Paving Co.                                 Asphaltic                                                     34,753.00

General              Jackson Services Inc.                                  Maintenance Agreement                     176.25

Road                   Johnson Sand & Gravel Co, Inc.                 Gravel & Royalty                          5,542.54

Road                   Kerford Limestone Company                       Rock                                                             9,355.89

General              Laboratory Corp of America Holdings       Court Costs                              332.23

General              Lancaster County Sheriff                            Court Costs/Office Supplies   25.14

General              Larue Distributing, Inc.                               Other Equipment                     42.08

General              MailFinance Inc.                                         Office Equipment                     1,118.52

Road                   Medical Enterprises, Inc.                            Safety Equipment                     31.00

General              Microfilm Imaging Systems, Inc.               Data Processing                     184.00

Road                   Miller Seed & Supply Co., Inc.                   Equipment Repair                            551.88

General              Naber’s Locksmith Service                         Building & Ground                           3.72

General              NE Assoc. of County Officials                   Dues    50.00

General              NE Assoc. of Professional Veterans           Dues  150.00

Road                   NE Department of Transportation              Signs & Posts                              3,492.00

General              NE Dept. of Health & Human Services      Dues    36.00

General              NE DOL/Boiler Inspection Program           Maintenance Agreement                     240.00

State Institute    NE Health and Human Services                  Monthly Payment                         279.00

General              North Office Supply                                    Office Supplies                         204.79

Road                   OfficeNet                                                     Office Supplies                         181.86

Road                   Overland Sand & Gravel Company            Gravel & Royalty/Concrete          38,427.41

Road                   Paulsen, Terry L                                       Reimbursement                                           30.00

General, Rd        Perennial Public Power District                           Electricity                                                    337.88

General              Phoenix Supply, LLC                                  Other Equipment                     222.39

General              Platte County Sheriff Dept.                         Court Costs                              41.64

General              Polk County Sheriff                                    Court Costs                              6.00

General              Rasmussen Mechanical Services, Inc.        Building & Ground                           620.00

State Institute    Region V Systems                                       Miscellaneous                                             6,876.00

Road                   RJ Johnson Trucking LLC                                       Miscellaneous                                             73.65

General              RR Donnelley                                              Printing & Publication                    150.30

Road                   Sahling Kenworth Inc.                                 Equipment Repair                            157.41

General              Secretary of State-Election Division          Dues/Office Supplies                         125.00

General              Seward County Attorney                             Special Fees                                601.35

Emerg Mgmnt   Seward County Courthouse                         Gary Petersen                         4,002.11

General              Seward County Detention Center               Board of Prisoners                        585.00

General              Skip’s Radiator & Automotive                   Fuel   264.33

Road                   Snap-On Tools                                             Shop Tools                              91.00

Inherit Tax         Southeast Nebraska Development Dist.     Membership Dues                               9,271.00

Road                   Standard Battery, Inc.                                  Shop Supplies                         1,163.40

General              State of NE/DAS Central Finance              Data Processing/Equip Rental                                                                    115.88

General              State of Nebraska-Probation Office            Budget Request                          27,168.00

General              Thompson Co., The                                     Board of Prisoners                        712.23

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

Road                   Troester Basin Farm, Inc.                                       Miscellaneous                                             1,400.02

Road                   Waiss, Lawrence                                       Reimbursement                                           130.00

General              Walgreen Company                                     Medical-Prisoners                        1,402.65

Road                   Weldon Industries, Inc.                               Equipment Repair                            434.83

General              Williams, PC, LLC., Eric J.                        Court Costs                              1,121.00

Emerg Mgmnt   Windstream Communications                    Telephone Service                           1,227.91

General              York Ace Hardware                                     Building & Ground                           625.62

General              York County Highway Dept.                       Fuel   790.10

General              York County Sheriff                                    Court Costs/Fees/Misc.           3,056.14

General              York General Hospital                                Medical-Prisoners                        605.61

General              York News Times                                        Printing & Publication                    12.59


Visit Promo       York Printing Company, LLC                     Office Supplies                         3,268.94



Moved by Obermier, seconded by Bamesberger, to adopt Resolution #17-37 to transfer $564,172.61 from Road Department Fund to Highway Buyback Fund, roll call, yeas; Obermier, Bamesberger, Bulgrin, Buller and Sikes, nays none, motion carried.


Moved by Obermier, seconded by Sikes to amend the amount to $331,279.05 for Resolution #17-37 to transfer from the Road Department Fund to the Highway Buyback Fund, roll call, yeas; Obermier, Sikes, Bulgrin, Buller and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.




WHEREAS, the York County Board of Commissioners met at their regular meeting on the 26th day of September 2017, to discuss and act on a transfer of funds to the Highway Buyback Fund; and


WHEREAS, the York County Board of Commissioners has been advised by the Budget Committee that a transfer of funds from the Roads Department Fund to the Highway Buyback Fund in the sum of $331,279.05; and


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the York County Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $331,279.05 from the Road Department Fund to the Highway Buyback Fund,


DATED this 26th day of September, 2017


Moved by Bamesberger, seconded by Bulgrin, to adopt Resolution #17-38, Outlining Distributions of Transfer monies to the Area on Aging Department, the total amount to transfer is $81,000.00 with the deduction of $10,000.00 from last fiscal year that was not transferred back for a total amount transferred is $71,000.00, roll call; yeas, Bamesberger, Bulgrin, Buller, Obermier and Sikes, nays none, motion carried.


Resolution #17-38


            WHEREAS, the York County Budget Committee has presented to the York County Board of Commissioners on September 26, 2017, outlining for distribution of dates and transfer monies to the Area on Aging, and


            WHEREAS, the Area on Aging from last fiscal year distributed $10,000.00, that was not transferred back and


            WHEREAS, the budget committee set $81,000.00 total contribution to the Area on Aging budget, and


            WHEREAS, with the need to transfer $10,000.00 from last fiscal year, the Area on Aging beginning balance will be $71,000.00


            WHEREAS, the County Board of York County have issue the Treasurer to use the dates and transfer monies that were brought forth, and


            NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer of York County is hereby directed to issue to the Area on Aging Department the outlining distributions of transfer monies on the following dates,


Area on Aging

September 2017                                    $17,750.00

November 2017                        $17,750.00

February 2018                           $17,750.00

May 2018                                 $17,750.00

Total Contribution of                $71,000.00


Dated this 26th day of September, 2017


Drew Jensen with Jensen Lumber Co, met with the Board to talk about possible building expansion.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Buller to designate the room formally used by the Emergency Management for nursing mothers, roll call, yeas; Bulgrin, Buller, Bamesberger, Obermier and Sikes, nays none, motion carried.


FEE REPORTS (reports were reviewed and placed on file)

County Clerk, August 2017                                                   $16,349.00

District Court August 2017                                                     $3,561.04

Sheriff August 2017                                                                $5,224.23

County Treasurer – Fund Balances as of August 31, 2017

0100 General                                                                    $1,391,377.36

0300 Roads                                                                       $1,180,141.33

0676 Juvenile Diversion                                                         $2,513.72

0985 Child Support Enforcement Cty Atty                          $31,938.27

0990 Visitors Promotion                                                       $53,305.03

0995 Co Visitors Impr Fund                                               $221,801.50

1100 Reappraisal                                                                 $112,818.50

1150 ROD Preservation Fund                                               $30,698.31

1200 Employment Security                                                  $35,762.38

1300 Area on Aging                                                              $10,786.73

1500 Relief & Medical                                                         $17,838.18

1700 State Institutions                                                          $19,500.82

1900 Veterans Aid Fund                                                       $28,497.22

2200 Busy Wheels                                                                 $11,059.91

2355 STOP                                                                            $10,631.83

2360 York Co Drug Fund                                                      $14,358.10

2410 Federal Drug Law Enf                                                  $44,771.04

2411 Federal Drug Law Cty Att                                            $11,456.83

2601 Debt Service                                                               $326,609.56

2700 Inheritance Tax                                                        $4,103,187.51

2910 911 Emergency Mgmnt                                              $166,295.43

2913 911 Wireless Serv                                                        $32,037.62

2914 911 Wireless Serv Holding                                        $211,851.13

2915 Emergency Mgmt                                                         $41,222.12

2940 Law Enforcement/911 Comm                                 $1,000,000.00

4000 Counrthouse                                                                            $.38

5400 Noxious Weed Dist                                                                 $.00

5502 Ambulance                                                                 $121,370.60


Committee reports were given.


The Chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 10:08 a.m.  The next meeting will be held October 10, 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