The York County Board of Commissioners met according to law on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. as per notice in the York News Times on January 2, 2014, for purposes of reorganization.


The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.


Roll call was taken by Deputy County Clerk, Kelly Turner.  Answering roll call were: Commissioner District #1 – Paul Buller; Commissioner District #2 – Kurt Bulgrin; Commissioner District #3 – Bill Bamesberger; Commissioner District #4 – Tom Shellington and Commissioner District #5 – Jack Sikes.  Also present at the meeting were Franc Fennessy, Keystone Project, Mark Johnson, Keystone XL, Bill Dunavan, from McCool Jct and Melanie Wilkinson, Correspondent for the York News Times.


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.


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


The first order of business was to elect a temporary Chairman.


Moved by Shellington, seconded by Bulgrin to nominate Bill Bamesberger as the temporary chairman and that nominations cease; roll call: yeas, Shellington, Bulgrin, Buller and Sikes; nays, none; Bamesberger abstained; motion carried.


Moved by Shellington, seconded by Bulgrin to nominate Bamesberger as the County Board Chairman and that nominations cease; roll call: yeas, Shellington, Bulgrin, Sikes and Buller; nays, none; Bamesberger abstained; motion carried.


Moved by Shellington, seconded by Bulgrin to nominate Sikes as the Vice Chairman and that nominations cease; roll call: yeas, Shellington, Bulgrin, Buller and Bamesberger; nays, none; Sikes abstained; motion carried.


Moved by Sikes, seconded by Shellington to approve the minutes of the December 24, 2013 Board of Commissioners meeting; roll call: yeas, Sikes, Shellington, Buller, Bulgrin, and Bamesberger; nays, none; motion carried.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Shellington to approve the agenda; roll call: yeas, Bulgrin, Shellington, Sikes, Buller and Bamesberger; nays, none; motion carried.


Tom Mommens and Ryan Stastny from the Road Department came before the board to discuss zoning reimbursement fee of $150.00.



Moved by Buller, seconded by Bulgrin to approve the payroll in the amount of $149,610.79 and vendor claims along with a claim from Stahr and Associates in the amount of $1,500.00, Michael B Guinan in the amount of $142.00, Child Advocacy Center in the amount of $2,200.00 and Kirkham Michael in the amount of $4,392.00; roll call: yeas, Buller, Bulgrin, Shellington, Sikes and Bamesberger; nays, none; motion carried.

Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Buller; roll call; yeas Bulgrin, Buller, Sikes, Shellington and Bamesberger; nays none; motion carried, to table three added claims from Heiden Surveying, until next meeting so Rex Heiden can explain to the Commissioners how to read the invoice he has submitted




Fund                   Name                                                           Description                                       Total                                                                                        


Gen                    Awards Unlimited, Inc.                               Supplies       56.20

Gen                    Bill Bamesberger                                        Reimbursement                                       395.08

Gen                    Bob Barker Company, Inc.                          Equipment   97.20

Gen, Rd              Black Hills Energy                                      Heating Fuels                                       4,356.19

Gen                    Business Brokers Corp                                Rent        1,200.00

Gen                    Capital Business Systems, Inc.                   Data Proc Costs                                       140.84

Gen                    Child Advocacy Center                               Annual Costs                                       2,200.00

Gen                    Culligan Water                                            Supplies     469.75

Gen                    Eakes Office Plus                                        Office Supplies                                       492.21

Rd                      Filter Care                                                   Repair Parts                                       127.85

Gen                    First Concord Benefits Group, LLC           Insurance   443.84

Rd                      Gale’s Welding, Inc.                                   Repair Parts 86.06

Gen                    Galls/Quartermaster                                    Uniform Allowance                      590.33

Rd                      General Fire and Safety Equipment            Shop Supplies                                       193.25

911                     Josh Gillespie                                              Reimbursement                                       4,319.40

Rd                      Great Plains Pest Management, Inc.           Grounds Maintenance                  375.00

Gen                    Michael B. Guinan                                      Court Costs                                       142.00

Rd                      Hamilton Sales & Service LLC                  Tire Repair                                       4,250.00

Gen                    Hometown Leasing                                     Equipment Rental                                       1,227.24

Rd                      Justin Jacobsen                                            Reimbursement                                       50.00

Gen                    Kirkham Michael Engineers                       Labor      4,395.00

Gen                    Lancaster County Sheriff                            Court Costs 20.38

Rd                      Mead Lumber & Rental                              Repair Labor                                       80.83

Gen                    MIPS Inc.                                                     Data Proc Costs                                       917.02

Gen                    Mogul’s Transmission, Inc.                        Vehicle Maintenance                  992.47

Weed                  Moses Motor Co.                                         Weed Equip Repair                            2,073.02

Gen                    Ne Public Health Environmental Lab         Drug & Alcohol Tests                              840.00

Gen, Rd              Ne Public Power District                            Electricity                                       3,746.97

Gen                    Neopost USA Inc.                                        Annual Fee  50.00

Gen                    NMC Exchange LLC                                   Maintenance Agreement                     1,615.00

Gen                    North Office Supply                                    Office Supplies                                       26.45

Gen                    O’Keefe Elevator Company, Inc.                Maintenance Agreement                     370.65

Rd                      Orscheln Farm and Home                           Shop Supplies                                       332.17

Gen                    Paper Tiger Shredding                                Monthly Fee                                       35.00

Rd                      Penner’s Tire & Auto, Inc.                          Tire Repair 484.45

Rd                      Perennial Public Power District                  Electricity 164.86

Gen                    Don Sandman                                              Reimbursement                                       65.78

Gen                    Skip’s Radiator & Automotive                   Vehicle Equip                                       40.35

Rd                      Snap-On Tools                                             Shop Tools 101.80

Gen                    Stahr and Associates                                   Contractual Services                         1,500.00

Rd                      Chuck Starbuck                                           Reimbursement                                       32.08

Rd                      Ryan Stastny                                                Reimbursement                                       60.00

Gen                    State of Ne Das Central Finance                 Equip Rental                                       448.00

Gen                    James C. Stecker                                         District Judge Costs                              1,510.46

Gen                    Sharilyn Steube                                           Reimbursement                                       91.53

Gen                    Time Warner Cable                                     Subscription 81.00

Gen                    Janet Veleba                                                Reimbursement                                       150.88

Gen, Rd              Verizon Wireless Services LLC                 Telephone Service                           419.52

Rd                      Village of Bradshaw                                    Water           24.38

Rd                      Wagner Decorating & Hobby                     Office Supplies                                       150.00

Gen                    Windstream Communications                    Telephone Service                           328.04

911                     York County Sheriff                                    Reimbursement                                       161.01

Gen                    York Electronics                                         Equipment   16.99

Rd                      York Equipment, Inc.                                  Shop Supplies                                       451.09

Gen                    Jury Fees                                                                     4,293.32



Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Sikes to approve Road Department wage increases as presented, New Employee Shawn Hobbs, administrative assistant, start date December 23, 2013, starting wage $12.00, with option of an additional $1.00 per hour after successful completion of introductory period, based upon performance evaluation.  Employee at completion of introductory period: Lawrence (Mac) Waiss, Mechanic, very successful completion of introductory period November 8, 2013, .50 per hour raise.  Special wage adjustment: Bill Payne $1.00 per hour raise for bridge inspection team leader certification. Minus Mitch Doht, roll call; yeas, Bulgrin, Sikes, Shellington, Buller and Bamesberger; nays, none; motion carried.


Tabled 911 Surcharge Resolution until next meeting.


Moved by Sikes, seconded by Buller to approve Bond Drawdown #30 payable to Kirkham Michael in the amount of $12,285.00, Dixon Construction Company in the amount of $88,471.84, Diamond Engineering Co. in the amount of $62,685.96, Commercial Construction Inc. in the amount of $49,458.66 and Raymond J. and Ina Luebbe in the amount of $2,204.00; roll call: yeas, Sikes, Buller, Shellington and Bamesberger; nays, none Bulgrin abstained; motion carried.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Buller to approve the 2014 Community Based Juvenile Service Aid Grant and 2014 Community Based Juvenile Services Aid Enhancement Grant; roll call: yeas Bulgrin, Buller, Sikes, Shellington and Bamesberger; nays, none; motion carried


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Shellington to go into Executive Session at 9:40 a.m. to discuss General Assistance case; roll call: yeas, Bulgrin, Shellington, Sikes, Buller and Bamesberger; nays, none; motion carried. 


Moved by Sikes, seconded by Shellington to come out of Executive Session at 10:06 a.m. where no action took place; roll call: yeas, Sikes, Shellington, Bulgrin, Buller and Bamesberger; nays, none, motion carried.



The Board reviewed the General Assistance case.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Sikes to approve General Assistance to Lancaster County Clerk in the amount of $8,640.34; roll call: yeas, Bulgrin, Sikes, Shellington, Buller and Bamesberger; nays, none; motion carried.



There were no interfund transfers at this time.


Committee Reports given.


The Chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 10:23 a.m.  The next meeting will be held January 21, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. in the County Commissioners Room, lower level of the Courthouse for the regular meeting.



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William H. Bamesberger                                                       Kelly Turner, Deputy County Clerk 

York County Board of Commissioners                                 York, Nebraska