The York County Board of Commissioners met according to law on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. as per notice in the York News Times on March 13, 2014, with Chairman Bill Bamesberger presiding, with Kurt Bulgrin, Tom Shellington, Paul Buller and Jack Sikes. Also present at the meeting were 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.
Bamesberger 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 Shellington, seconded by Bulgrin to approve the minutes of the March 4, 2014, Board of Commissioners meeting; motion carried 5-0
Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Sikes to adopt the agenda for Tuesday, March 18, 2014; motion carried. 5-0
Moved by Shellington, seconded by Bulgrin to adopt Resolution #14-18 to approve filling the vacant spot to the Area Service Committee, motion carried. 5-0
Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Sikes to go into executive session at 8:33 a.m.; motion carried. 5-0
Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Buller to come out of executive session at 8:43 a.m. which no action was taken; motion carried. 5-0
Moved by Sikes, seconded by Buller to approve General Assistance Case# B/C 14-3 to Metz Mortuary for Cremation; motion carried. 5-0
PAYROLL AND VENDOR CLAIMS:
Moved by Sikes, seconded by Bulgrin to approve the payroll in the amount of $137,049.07 and vendor claims; motion carried. 5-0
Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Buller to adopt Resolution #14-19 to transfer $26,000.00 from General Fund to Area on Aging fund; motion carried. 5-0
Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Shellington, to add to the Weed Superintendent job description, under general direction from the County Board and Highway Superintendent, motion carried. 5-0
No formal action was taken on the 2014-2015 Budget, Salary, Cost of Living and Job Evaluation Performance.
Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Sikes to go into executive session at 9:03 a.m.; motion carried. 5-0
Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Sikes to come out of executive session at 9:30 a.m. which no action was taken; motion carried. 5-0
Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Sikes to place a barricade in front of bridge located near Rotary Camp (Road R and 6), further discussion will be held after County Attorney Candace Dick reviews minutes; motion carried. 5-0
Met with Strong Financial to propose a new Health Insurance policy to show savings from current Health Insurance.
At 10:00 a.m. held open meeting with York General Hospital to discuss TEFRA.
Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Sikes to Authorize signatures on the Resolution for Hospital Revenue and Refunding Bond (York General Hospital Project TEFRA); motion carried. 5-0
EXTRACT FROM MINUTES OF MEETING OF
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF
THE COUNTY OF YORK, NEBRASKA
A regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners of The County of York, Nebraska, was convened in open and public session at 10:00 o’clock a.m. on March 18, 2014, in the County Commissioners Room at the County Courthouse, 510 Lincoln Avenue, in York, Nebraska. Present were: Bill Bamesberger, Paul Buller, Kurt Bulgrin, Jack Sikes, Tom Shellington Commissioners, Kelly Turner County Clerk, Melanie Wilkinson York News Times, Amber Preston, Richard Peterson, Andy Snyder and Bob McQuistan York General Hospital . Absent were: none. Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the York News Times on February 28, 2014, the designated method for giving notice. Notice of the meeting was also given in advance to the Chairperson and all members of the Board of Commissioners. Availability of the agenda was communicated in the advance notice and in the notice to the Chairperson and Board of Commissioners. The Chairperson publicly stated at the beginning of the meeting to all in attendance that a current copy of the Nebraska Open Meetings Act was available for review and indicated the location of such copy in the room where the meeting was being held. All proceedings hereafter shown were taken while the meeting was open to the attendance of the public.
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The Chairperson announced that it was time for the Commissioners to conduct a public hearing concerning the proposed issuance of Hospital Revenue and Refunding Bonds (York General Hospital Project), Series 2014, by Hospital Authority No. 1 of York County, Nebraska. The Clerk stated that the notice of hearing had been published in the York News-Times on February 28, 2014, and that affidavit of such publication was on file in the Clerk’s office. The Chairperson then opened the hearing. The following persons appeared: Amber Preston, Richard Peterson, Andy Snyder and Bob McQuistan. After hearing all persons desiring to be heard, the Chairperson declared the hearing closed.
Commissioner Bamesberger then introduced a resolution as set forth below. Commissioner Bulgrin moved for the passage of such resolution which motion was seconded by Commissioner Sikes. The Chairperson stated that the question was: “Shall said resolution be adopted?” Upon roll call vote the following voted “AYE”: Bulgrin, Sikes, Buller, Shellington and Bamesberger. The following voted “NAY”: none. Whereupon the Chairperson declared said resolution adopted. A true and correct copy of said resolution is as follows:
BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of The County of York, in the State of Nebraska, (the “County”) as follows:
Section 1. The Board of Commissioners hereby finds and determines that notice of public hearing has been published in the York News-Times on February 28, 2014, and that a public hearing pursuant to said notice has been conducted by the Board of Commissioners on the proposal to issue revenue and refunding bonds by the Hospital Authority No. 1 of York County, Nebraska (the “Authority”) at the time and place as specified in said notice and all persons who appeared were given an opportunity to express their views for or against the proposal to issue said bonds to both finance the costs of additions and improvements (including construction of replacement wings) to the Hospital's existing hospital facilities and equipment for such additions, improvements and existing facilities (the "Project") and to refund certain outstanding bonds of the Authority as described in said notice of hearing , and all objections or other comments relating to the issuance of such bonds have been heard and are hereby overruled, and the Board of Commissioners hereby find and determine: (i) that a general, functional description of the type and use of the Project has been accurately described in said notice of hearing and is hereby approved; (ii) that the maximum principal amount of the revenue and refunding bonds has been accurately described in said notice of hearing and is hereby approved; (iii) that the location of the Project has been accurately described in said notice of hearing and is hereby approved; (iv) that the initial owner, operator or manager of the Project has been accurately described in said notice of hearing and is hereby approved.
Section 2. As hereby approved, the Authority shall issue in an amount not to exceed $9,000,000, Hospital Revenue and Refunding Bonds (York General Hospital Project), Series 2014 (the "Bonds"), in one or more series, upon such terms and conditions as determined by the Authority for the benefit of the York General Health Care Services, a nonprofit corporation organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska (the “Hospital”).
Section 3. The Authority designates said Bonds as its “qualified tax-exempt obligations” pursuant to Section 265(b)(3)(B)(i)(III) of the Internal Revenue Code,, as amended (the "Code") as and to the extent not determined to be “deemed designated” under Section 265(b)(3)(D) of the Code and covenants and warrants that it (together with all subordinate issuers) does not expect to issue tax-exempt obligations in an aggregate amount in excess of $10,000,000 during calendar 2014.
Section 4. The approval provided for in this resolution is for purposes of Section 147(f) of the Code and is not intended nor should it be construed to be any review of or approval by the County of the credit of the Hospital, nor any type of guaranty or other pecuniary commitment by the County with respect to repayment of the revenue and refunding bonds to be issued by the Authority. The Authority is a separate corporate body from the County and the County is not obligated in any manner with respect to such revenue bonds of the Authority.
Section 5. The Chairman and County Clerk (or either one of them) acting for and on behalf of the County are hereby authorized to execute and deliver any further documents deemed by them necessary or appropriate for or on behalf of the County to reflect the approval of the issuance of said bonds.
Adopted this 18th day of March, 2014.
Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Sikes to authorize the signature of the County Board for the Report on Agree-Upon Procedures for services rendered for the Clerk’s Office; motion carried. 5-0
Drawdown #35 for the Bond Fund was discussed.
Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Buller to approve Bond Drawdown #35 in the amount of $2,658.04, (Speece/Lewis Engineers $2,658.04); motion carried. 5-0
FEE REPORTS (reports were reviewed and placed on file)
County Clerk, February 2014 $13,236.69
Clerk of the District Court, January 2014 $2,477.30
Clerk of the District Court, February 2014 $2,706.10
County Treasurer – Fund Balances as of February 28, 2014
Adult Diversion $4,334.49
Juvenile Diversion $4,496.15
Child Support Enforcement Cty Atty $12,936.63
ROD Preservation Fund $2,258.48
Employment Security $12,096.15
Area on Aging $11,159.11
Relief & Medical $8,735.79
State Institutions $9,371.81
Veterans Aid Fund $25,589.14
Busy Wheels $9,192.34
York Co Drug Fund $475.00
Federal Drug Law Enf $3,601.29
Debt Service $452,202.84
Inheritance Tax $1,431,475.59
911 Wireless Serv $92,750.46
911 Wireless Serv Holding $38,826.12
Emergency Mgmt $31,150.68
Law Enforcement Sheriff $1,832.87
Noxious Weed Dist $22,696.82
2012 Hwy Allocation Project $459,463.22
911 Emergency $106,478.33
Co Visitors Impr Fund $194,151.68
Visitors Promotion $70,653.38
Committee reports were given.
The Chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 10:40 a.m. The next meeting will be held April 1, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. in the County Commissioners Room, lower level of the Courthouse for the regular meeting.
York County Clerk