The York County Board of Commissioners met according to law on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. as per notice in the York News Times on October 5, 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 Bamesberger, to approve the minutes of the September 26, 2017, Board of Commissioners meeting; roll call: yeas, Bulgrin, Bamesberger, Obermier, Buller and Sikes, nays, none; motion carried.


Moved by Obermier, seconded by Buller, to adopt the agenda for Tuesday, October 10, 2017, roll call: yeas; Obermier, Buller, Bulgrin, Bamesberger and Sikes, nays, none; motion carried.


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


Willard Peterson met with the Board to comment on the rock on the County Roads



There were no General Assistance at this time.



Moved by Obermier, seconded by Bamesberger, to approve the payroll in the amount of $160,348.21 and vendor claims, roll call; yeas, Obermier, Bamesberger, Buller, Bulgrin and Sikes; nays; none; motion carried.

Fund                  Name                                                           Description                              Total      


Visit Promo       Avery Outdoor                                             Media-Advertising                    265.00

General, Rd        Black Hills Energy                                      Heating Fuels                              1,208.12

General              Blue Knight Security, Inc.                           Security Contract                         828.00

Road                   Bosselman                                                   Fuel 18,617.40

Visit Promo       Bradshaw Community Days                               Grants                                                          1,250.00

General              Buffalo County Sheriff Dept.                      Court Costs                              26.71

General              Burda, Megan                                              Mileage Allowance                      273.92

General, Aging  Byers, Lori                                       Reimbursement                                           851.73

General              Capital Business Systems, Inc.                   Printing & Publication                    156.84

General              Charlton, Ann L                                       Reimbursement                                           265.36

General, Rd        City of York                               Water/Sewer                                                2,969.08

General              Contryman Associates, P.C.                        Audit Costs/Budget Prep         11,800.00

General              Cornerstone Insurance Group                     Monthly Payment                         2,965.88

General              Crawford, Tanya L                                       Reimbursement                                           96.55

General              CWC of York, Inc.                                      Office Supplies/Equip Rental   722.14

General              Damman, Gregory C.                                  Court Costs                              327.75

General              Des Moines Stamp MFG Co.                      Office Supplies                         93.70


Visit Promo       Eakes Office Plus                                        Office Supplies                         2,070.56

General              Fillman Law Office                                     Court Costs                              2,916.50

Road                   Filter Care                                                   Equipment Repair                            57.25

Road                   Flail-Master                                                 Grader Blades                            212.15

Road                   Gale’s Welding, Inc.                                   Bridges 81.60

Road                   General Fire and Safety Equipment            Safety Equipment                     53.05

Fed Drug Law    Gillespie, Joshua J                                       Reimbursement                                           2,725.49

General              Global Tech Inc.                                          Computer Consultant                     1,963.97

General              Grafton Law Offices, PC, LLO.                  Court Costs                              10,528.67

Drug Enforce     Hayes, Tom                                       Miscellaneous                                             455.40

General              Helena Chemical Company                        Weed Control                           595.00

Aging                 Hines, Janet K                                       Reimbursement                                           28.89

General              Hobart Sales & Service                               Other Equipment                     171.82

General              Hoblyn, Nancy                                             Mental Health Board                 95.00

Visit Promo       Holthus Convention Ctr Foundation                     Grants                                                          1,697.25

General              Hometown Leasing                                     Office Equipment                     451.33

General              Horak, Stephanie R                                       Reimbursement                                           57.20

Road                   Jackson Services Inc.                                  Shop Supplies                         80.52

Road                   Janssen Ford of York                                  Equipment Repair                            13.66

General              JM Monograms, Inc.                                   Uniform Allowance                      43.80

Road                   Johnson Sand & Gravel Co, Inc.                 Gravel & Royalty                          6,197.72

Road                   Johnson Trucking                                       Miscellaneous                                             147.50

General              Kearney County Sheriff’s Office                Court Costs                              8.25

General              Keith County Sheriff                                   Court Costs                              20.00

General              Kopchos Sanitation, Inc.                                 Garbage                                                       52.00

Visit Promo       Lamar Companies, The                               Media-Advertising                    515.00

General              Lancaster County Sheriff                            Court Costs                              18.57

Road                   Lyle Signs, Inc.                                            Signs & Posts                              8,512.00

Road                   Mac Tools Distributor                                 Shop Supplies                         16.99

Road                   Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc.                               Shop Supplies                         52.08

Road                   Mead Lumber Co.                                       Miscellaneous                                             131.66

Road                   Medical Enterprises, Inc.                            Safety Equipment                     31.00

General              Microfilm Imaging Systems, Inc.               Data Processing                     155.00

General              Mid-American Benefits, Inc.                      Monthly Payment                         511.25

Visit Promo       Midwest Meetings                                       Printing & Publication                    350.00

General              MIPS Inc.                                                     Data Processing/Misc.           1,148.82

General, Rd        NE Public Power District                           Electricity                                                    7,242.43

Road                   NE-Iowa Industrial Fasteners Corp             Shop Supplies                         45.89

Road                   NMC Exchange LLC                                   Grader Blades/Equip Repair     8,944.32

General              North Office Supply                                    Office Supplies                         299.61

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

General, Aging  Paper Tiger Shredding                                       Miscellaneous                                             67.00

Road                   Paulsen, Terry L                                       Reimbursement                                           30.00

Road                   Penner’s Tire & Auto, Inc.                          Shop Supplies                         729.37

Rd, Visit Promo Perennial Public Power District                           Electricity                                                    204.92

General              Phoenix Supply, LLC                                Equipment                                                   263.21

General              Pieper Plumbing & Well Drilling Inc.        Building & Ground                           878.76

Road                   Plains Equipment Group                             Equipment Group                             530.66

Road                   Power Plan                                                   Equipment Repair                            1,036.61

General              Rees, Jenny                                                  Mileage Allowance                      94.16

Road                   RJ Johnson Trucking LLC                                       Miscellaneous                                             553.95

Road                   Sahling Kenworth Inc.                                 Equipment Repair                            141.21

Visit Promo       Sautter, Robert R                                       Reimbursement                                           197.64

General              Schlender, Kevin                                         Mental Health Board                 95.00

Road                   Starbuck, Charles L                                       Reimbursement                                           30.00

General              State of NE/Das Central Finance                Equipment Rental                            448.00

General              State of NE/NE Public Health                     Drug & Alcohol Test                  28.23

General              Supply Works                                              Janitorial Supplies                         179.91

General              Svehla Law Offices                                     Court Costs                              4,565.50

General              Telephone Systems of NE, Inc.                   Equip-Eng & Tech                               369.00

Road                   Thermo King Christensen                           Shop Supplies                         10.98

General              Thompson Co., The                                     Board of Prisoner                         1,079.04

General              Time Warner Cable                                       Internet/Dues                                               1,172.03

Road                   Titan Machinery                                          Equipment Repair                            517.00

General              Turner, Kelly B                                       Reimbursement                                           89.88

Visit Promo       USA Outdoor II, LLC                                  Media-Advertising                    415.00

General, Rd        Verizon Wireless Services LLC                 Telephone Service                           495.87

Road                   Village of Bradshaw                       Electricity                                                    23.09

Road                   Village of McCool Junction                         Water/Sewer                                                46.00

Visit Promo       Waco Community Betterment Org.                                Grants                                                          686.18

General              Waldron, Nancy                                          Court Costs                              575.13

General, Aging,

Road                   Windstream Communications                    Telephone Service                           2,448.15

Road                   York Ace Hardware                                     Shop Supplies/Tools               247.86

Visit Promo       York Area Chamber of Commerce                     Grants/Misc.                                                7,606.93

General              York County Clerk                                      Office Supplies                         19.09

Visit Promo,

Visit Improve    York County Development Corp.                                       Dues/Meals/Misc.                                       1,205.38

General              York County District Court                        Court Costs                              387.00

General              York County Highway Dept.                       Fuel     80.09

General              York County Sheriff                                    Court Costs/Medical-Prisoners                                                                    413.07

General, Rd        York General Hospital                                Autopsy Costs/Safety Equip        121.25

General, Aging,

Visit Promo, Rd York News Times                                        Printing & Publication                    3,337.22

General              York Printing Company, LLC                     Office Supplies                         123.95


There were no Interfund Transfers at this time.


Moved by Obermier, seconded by Sikes, to sign the agreement to partner with BNSF Railway and State of Nebraska on the Railroad Crossing on Road J, roll call, yeas; Obermier, Sikes and Bamesberger, nays Bulgrin and Buller, motion carried.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Obermier, to allow the display of a water tower up for auction this week at the Courthouse for a period of 3- months upon the approval of the Building and Grounds Committee if they deem appropriate for display in the Courthouse, roll call, yeas; Bulgrin, Obermier and Bamesberger, nays Buller and Sikes, motion carried.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Bamesberger, to approve the Grant request for the Village of Gresham Mainstreet Improvement Project in the amount of $7,000.00, roll call, yeas; Bulgrin, Bamesberger, Obermier, Buller and Sikes, nays none, motion carried.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Buller, to sign end of the year documents for the Road Department, Certification Board of Public Roads Classifications and Standards, Addendum Standardized System of Annual Reporting (SSAR) Road and Streets Certification Required by LB 904 (2006) and Road and Bridge Contracts Report to The Board of Public Roads Classifications and Standards, roll call; yeas, Bulgrin, Buller, Bamesberger, Obermier and Sikes, nays none, motion carried.


Moved by Bamesberger, seconded by Obermier to authorize the Chairman to sign the Certificate of Cost Allocation Plan with Sequoia Consulting Group to Provide Professional Consulting Services to York County, roll call, yeas; Bamesberger, Obermier, Buller, Bulgrin and Sikes, nays none, motion carried.


Joe Hewgley, with Architects and Planners, met with the Board regarding renovation of Courthouse.


Moved by Obermier, seconded by Buller, to authorize the Chairman to sign the Interlocal agreement between County of York and City of York, to establish a Joint Communication Agency, roll call, yeas, Obermier, Buller, Bulgrin, Bamesberger and Sikes, nays none, motion carried.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Buller, to approve the recommendation of the Chairman of the Board to appoint Randy Obermier and Bill Bamesberger to the Joint Communication Agency Committee, roll call, yeas; Bulgrin, Buller and Sikes, nays none, Obermier and Bamesberger abstained, motion carried.


Committee reports were given.


The Chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 10:03 a.m.  The next meeting will be held October 24, 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