The York County Board of Commissioners met according to law on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. as per notice in the York News Times on July 31, 2014, with Chairman Bill Bamesberger presiding, with Jack Sikes, Kurt Bulgrin, Tom Shellington and Paul Buller.   Also present at the meeting was Melanie Wilkinson, correspondent for the York News Times and Kelly Turner, 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.


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 Bulgrin, seconded by Sikes, to approve the minutes of the July 22, 2014 Board of Commissioners meeting; roll call:  yeas, Bulgrin, Sikes, Shellington, Buller and Bamesberger; nays none, motion carried.


Moved by Shellington, seconded by Bulgrin, to adopt the agenda for York County Board of Commissioners meeting for Tuesday August 5, 2014; roll call: yeas, Shellington, Bulgrin, Buller, Sikes and Bamesberger; nays none, motion carried.


Harvey Keim met with the Board with updates on the Road Department. 


Kevin Graves met with the Board with concerns about the Zoning Comprehensive Plan.


Shannon Graves spoke with the Board with concerns with Haul Agreements with all construction projects.


Susan Dunavan pointed out a discrepancy that she saw in the York News Times, concerning the incorrect time of the Board Meeting.


Candace Dick wanted to update the Board about the Waco Road.



There was no General Assistance to come before the Board.



There were no Interfund Transfers to come before the Board.



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


Fund                  Name                                                           Description                              Total      


Gen                    William Bamesberger                                       Mileage/phone                                             257.12

Gen                    Bob Barker Company                       Equipment                                                   470.82

Gen                    Black Hills Energy                                      Building & Grounds                         359.52

Gen                    Blue Knight Security                                   Security Contract                         852.00

Rd                      Bosselman                                                   Equipment 45100.52

Gen                    Capital Business Systems                           Office Equipment                     84.52

Rd                      Caterpillar Financial Services                    Motor Graders                          39940.35

Gen                    Centre Place Dental, P.C.                                       Medical/Prisoners                                       413.00

Gen                    City of York                               Water                                                           1404.26

Gen                    CWC of York                                              Office Supplies                         13.00

Gen                    Douglas County Treasurer                       Autopsy                                                       250.00

Gen                    Renee Duffek                                               Court Costs                              20.00

Gen                    Eakes Office Plus                                        Office Supplies                         218.72

Gen                    Fillman Law Office                                     Attorney Fees                                217.50

Gen                    Fillmore County Sheriff                              Court Costs                              36.00

Gen                    General Fire and Safety Equipment            Grounds Repair                            147.70

Gen                    Global Tech Inc                                           Office Equipment                     592.81

Gen                    Great Plains Pest Management                  Maintenance                                                50.00

Gen                    Carla Green                                                 Office Supplies                         73.83

Gen                    Hometown Leasing                                     Equipment rental                              371.02

Gen                    Jackson Services Inc                                  Maintenance                                                40.75

Gen                    James Publishing                      Subscription                                                88.94

Gen                    Justice Data Solutions Incorporated                  Maintenance                                                2100.00

HwyBB              JEO Consulting Group                                       Highway/Bridges                                         2793.00

Rd                      Johnson Sand & Gravel Co                         Gravel & Royalty                          5618.20

Gen                    Lancaster County Court                              Court Costs                              7.00

Gen                    LaRue Distributing Inc                                Jail Equipment                     132.24

Gen                    Lichti’s Inc                                  Equipment                                                   139.90

Gen                    Mailfinance Inc                                           Office Equipment                     840.21

Rd                      Medical Enterprises                                    Safety Equipment                     155.00

Gen                    Midwest Auto Fire Sprinkler Co                                  Maintenance                                                150.00

Gen                    Nebraska Public Power District                           Electricity                                                    7412.67

Gen                    North Office Supplies                                       Equipment/Supplies                                    73.95

Gen                    O’Keefe Elevator Company                       Maintenance                                                385.47

Rd                      Orscheln Card Center                            Equipment                                                   221.66

Rd                      Terry Paulsen                                              Telephone Service                           30.00

Rd                      Penner’s Tire & Auto                                       Equipment/Tire                                           262.08

Gen                    Perennial Public Power District                           Electricity                                                    364.39

Rd                      TA Operating LLC Petro Lube                               Repair                                                          384.98

Rd                      Plains Equipment                     Equipment                                                   106.69

Gen                    Platte Valley Communications                   Radio Equipment                     110.00

Gen                    Rasmussen Mechanical Services                Building & Grounds                         1315.40

Gen                    Redfield & Company                                  Office Supplies                         411.24

Gen                    Kevin Schlender                                          Attorney Fees                                10410.00

Gen                    Seward County Court                                  Autopsy 3.00

Gen                    DAS Central Finance                                  Equipment Rental                            448.00

Gen                    Sharilyn Steube                                           Juror Costs                              67.32

Gen                    16th Street Car Wash                                   Misc  200.00

Gen                    Thomson Reuters                                        Consulting Fees                                186.00

Gen                    Time Warner Cable                              Subscription                                                81.00

Gen                    Verizon Wireless Services                          Telephone Services                         348.88

Rd                      Lawrence Waiss                                          Uniform Allowance                      50.00

Gen, Relief        Windstream Communication                      Telephone Service                           249.84

Aging                 York Area Senior Center                            Building                                                       364.00

Gen                    York County Court                                      Court Costs                              548.00

Gen                    York County Sheriff                            Equipment                                                   6697.11

Gen                    York County Treasurer                       Machinery                                                   15.00

Gen                    York General Hospital                                       Drug/Alcohol Testing                                 584.25

Gen                    York Medical Clinic                                       Medical/Prisoners                                       196.26

                        Gen                    York News-Times                                         Publications                                                 153.00

            Gen                    York Printing Company                              Supplies                                         152.45


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Sikes, to approve the application for special designated Liquor License for Ken’s Liquor, Inc for a wedding at Wessels Farm Museum on Saturday September 27, 2014; roll call: yeas, Bulgrin, Sikes, Shellington, Buller and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Sikes, to go into executive session at 9:00 a.m.; roll call: yeas; Bulgrin, Sikes, Buller, Shellington and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Buller, to come out of executive session at 9:22 a.m., where no action was taken; roll call: yeas; Bulgrin, Buller, Shellington, Sikes and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Sikes to adopt Resolution #14-68 for the York County Public Transportation Substance Abuse Policy, roll call: yeas, Bulgrin, Sikes, Buller, Shellington and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.




WHEREAS, the Federal Transportation Administration (FTA) provides funding assistance through the 5311 Rural Transportation Program as which is administered by the Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR); and

WHEREAS, the York County Public Transportation operates a transit program with grant funding from the FTA;

WHEREAS, the Grant Agreement between the Nebraska Department of Roads and York County Public Transportation requires FTA funding sub-recipients to comply with applicable federal drug and alcohol procedures identified in 49 Code of Federal Regulations;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT York County hereby adopts the York County Public Transportation Substance Abuse Policy effective immediately.


Dated this 5th day of August, 2014.


Moved by Sikes, seconded by Buller to approve the changes to the York County Public Transportation Policies.  Changes were made to the Non-Discrimination Policy and Days/Hours of Service Policy, roll call: yeas, Sikes, Buller, Shellington, Bulgrin and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.


Chad Svoboda from Strong Financial discussed the option for the employees to have Allstate Insurance with the option to keep their AFLAC insurance.


Tabled until the next Board meeting to Discuss Probation Fees. 


Jim Klute met with the board to discuss the meeting with the City Council.


Committee reports were given.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Sikes to recess at 9:45 a.m., reconvened at 10:00 a.m. to meet as the Board of Equalization, roll call: yeas, Bulgrin, Sikes, Shellington, Buller and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.


  The next meeting will be held on August 19, 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, Chairman                                      Kelly Turner, County Clerk 

York County Board of Commissioners                                 York, Nebraska