The York County Board of Commissioners met according to law on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. as per notice in the York News Times on March 12, 2015, with Chairman Bill Bamesberger presiding, with Kurt Bulgrin, Randy Obermier and Jack Sikes. Commissioner Paul Buller was absent.  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 Sikes, seconded by Obermier to approve the minutes of the March 3, 2015, roll call; yeas, Sikes, Obermier, Bulgrin and Bamesberger, nays none, Buller absent, motion carried.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Sikes to adopt the agenda for Tuesday, March 17, 2015, roll call: yeas; Bulgrin, Sikes, Obermier and Bamesberger; nays, none; Buller absent, motion carried.


Harvey Keim Highway Superintendent met with the Board with Road Department update.



Moved by Obermier, seconded by Bulgrin to approve the payroll in the amount of $147,465.14 and vendor claims, roll call: yeas; Obermier, Bulgrin, Sikes and Bamesberger; nays none; Buller absent, motion carried.


Fund                  Name                                                           Description                              Total      


General              Atco International                  Equipment                                                   126.00

Visit Promo       Avery Outdoor                                             Media-Advertising                    250.00

Road                   Baum Hydraulics Corp                                Shop Supplies                         48.74

General              Bishop, Aaron                                              Mental Health Board                 75.00

General              Black Hills Energy                                      Heating Fuels                              2,566.24

General              Blue Knight Security, Inc.                           Security Contract                         966.00

Road                   Car Parts Inc.                                               Shop Supplies                         23.62

General              Cash-Wa Candy Company                          Board of Prisoners                        1,081.56

Ambulance        City of York-Ambulance                    Ambulance                                                  50,250.00

General              Clerk of the District Court                          Court Costs                              12.75

General              Codex Corporation                   Equipment                                                   2,019.88

General              Cornerstone Bank                                        Data Processing                     45.00

Road                   Cornhusker Cleaning Systems Inc.             Shop Supplies                         44.10

General, Rd        Corporate Payment Systems                       Monthly Payment                         1,499.59

Road                   Cross-Dillon Tire                                        Tire Repair                            96.00

General              CWC of York, Inc.                                      Office Supplies/Equipment      119.25

General              Discovery Benefits, Inc.                              COBRA Monthly                         173.40

General              Douglas County Sheriff                              Court Costs                              19.21

General              Douglas County Treasurer                          Autopsy Costs                              563.35

General, Rd,

Visit Promo,

Aging                 Eakes Office Plus                                        Office Supplies                         2408.93

General              Faller Landscape                                         Grounds Maintenance                  45.00

Road                   Fastenal Industrial & Const Supply                                       Supplies/Equipment                                    193.78

General              Federal Express Corporation                      Postal Services                         30.38

General              Fillman Law Offices                                   Court Costs                              418.00

Road                   Filter Care                                                   Equipment Repair                            116.50

Visit Promo       Flagship Publishing, Inc.                             Dues  300.00

General              Galls/Quartermaster                                    Uniform Allowance                      29.65

General              Gillespie, Joshua J                                       Reimbursement                                           193.46

General              Grand Central Foods                                   Board of Prisoners                        2,377.03

General              Great Plains Pest Management, Inc.           Maintenance Agreement                     284.00

Aging                 Hines, Janet K                                       Reimbursement                                           72.46

Visit Promo       Holthus Convention Center Foundation     Capital Construction                  75,000.00

General              Hometown Leasing                                     Data Processing/Equip           1,048.06

General              Jack’s Uniforms & Equipment                   Uniform Allowance                      80.94

General, Rd        Jackson Services Inc.                                       Agreement/Supplies                                    165.42

General              JEO Consulting Group, Inc.                        Hazard Mitigation                      5,127.50

Road                   Johnson Sand & Gravel Co, Inc.                                 Gravel                                                          1,632.40

Road                   K&J Lands Inc.                                            Clay for Driveway                       4,880.00

Road                   Kerford Limestone Company                       Rock                                                             7,666.89

Visit Promo       Klein, Cindy                                                State Robotics Competition   216.28

Road                   Kliewer, Dennis                                           Fuel   439.80

General              Krumbach, Eileen                                        Mileage Allowance                      120.75

Visit Promo       Lamar Companies, The                               Media-Advertising                    490.00

Drug Law

Enforcement      Laser Technology, Inc.                                       Miscellaneous                                             2,595.00

General              Lawsoft, Inc.                                                Court Costs                              90.00

General              Lawson, Michael                                         Mental Health Board                 75.00

General              Liermann’s Service                                     Fuel     61.30

General              Lowe, Stephen G.                                        Mental Health Board                 75.00

General              Madison County Sheriff                              Court Costs                              28.29

Road                   Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc.                                       Supplies/Equipment                                    172.33

General              Mauler, Sharon                                            Mental Health Board                 75.00

Road                   Medical Enterprises, Inc.                            Safety Equipment                     31.00

General              Mefferd, Michael                                        Mental Health Board                 75.00

General              Microfilm Imaging Systems, Inc.               Data Processing                     293.00

General              Mid America First Call, Inc.                       Autopsy Costs                              312.60

General              Mid-America Research Chemical                       Supplies                                                       143.70

Visit Promo       Midwest Meetings                                       Printing & Publication                    200.00

General              MIPS, Inc.                                                    Data Processing                     1,360.65

General              Mogul’s Transmission, Inc.                        Fuel   153.98

General              Moore, Y. Scott M.D.                                  Court Costs                              893.00

Drug Law

Enforcement      MPH Industries, Inc.                                       Miscellaneous                                             2,197.00

Road                   Nebraska Assoc. of Hwy Superintendent   Dues  110.00

General, Rd        Nebraska Public Power District                           Electricity                                                    3,659.80

Road                   Nebraskaland Glass                                     Equipment Repair                            145.00

General              NMC Exchange LLC                                   Maintenance Agreement                     1,893.46

Visit Promo       North Office Supply                                    Office Supplies                         87.78

General              Obermier, Randy S                                       Reimbursement                                           90.00

General              O’Keefe Elevator Company, Inc.                Maintenance Agreement                     385.47

Road                   O’Reilly Auto Parts                                     Shop Supplies                         40.68

Road                   Omaha Slings Inc.                                       Shop Supplies                         932.89

Juv Diversion    Owens Educational Services                                       Miscellaneous                                             288.00

General              Paper Tiger Shredding                                Monthly Fee                                 35.00

Road                   Penner’s Tire & Auto, Inc.                          Tire Repair                            183.94


Visit Promo       Perennial Public Power District                           Electricity                                                    278.28

Road                   John Deere Financial (Plains Equipment)                                       Supplies/Equip Repair                                1,878.16

General              Platte Valley Communications                   Radio Equipment                     48.85

General              Polk County News LLC                              Dues    73.60

Road                   Power Plan                                                   Equipment Repair                            721.81

Weed                  Ramada Inn – Kearney, NE                                  Lodging                                                       138.00

General              Rasmussen Mechanical Services, Inc.                                       Miscellaneous                                             2,116.81

Road                   Ronne, Ross                                                 Clay for Driveway                       500.00

Road                   Sahling Kenworth Inc.                                 Equipment Repair                            162.90

Road                   Sapp Bros. Petroleum, Inc.                          Fuel 4,007.96

Visit Promo       Sautter, Robert R                                       Reimbursement                                           24.15

General              Seams Possible                                            Uniform Allowance                      20.00

Emer Mgmt       Seward County Courthouse                         Gary Petersen                         3,688.05

General              Seward County Independent                       Dues    89.40

Visit Promo       St. Joseph’s Athletic Club                           Printing & Publication                    90.00

General              Stabenow, Cheryl                                        Mental Health Board                 60.00

General              State of NE/DAS Central Finance              Data Processing                     84.60

General              DAS Central Finance/DAS Comm             Equipment Rental                            448.00

General              Sullivan Family Dentistry                           Medical-Prisoners                        490.00

General              Svehla Law Offices                                     Court Costs                              1,989.50

General              Thomson Reuters/West Payment Center    Legal Fees                                2,820.66

Road                   CNH Industrial Capital Prod. Plus (Titan) Equipment Repair                            124.76

Road                   Truck Center Companies                            Equipment Repair                            1,145.07

Visit Promo       USA Outdoor II, LLC                                  Media-Advertising                    390.00

General, Rd        Verizon Wireless Services LLC                 Telephone Service                           795.59

Road                   Village of Bradshaw                                    Water   25.76

General              Walgreens                                                    Medical-Prisoners                        855.17

Road                   Weldon Industries, Inc.                                 Supplies                                                       341.99

General, Rd

Juv Div, Aging,

911Emer, E911  Windstream Communications                    Telephone Service                           2,807.21

Road                   Burst, LLC. (York Ace Hardware)                      Supplies                                                       46.94

Visit Promo       York Area Chamber of Commerce                     Dues/Grants                                                 6,525.05

General              York County Court                                      Court Costs                              1,348.00

Visit Promo       York County Development Corp                                       Miscellaneous                                             818.38

General              York County District Court                        Court Costs                              621.00

General              York County Highway Dept.                       Fuel 2,448.16

Emer Mgmt       York County Mutual Aid District               Dues  500.00

General              York County Sheriff                                       Supplies/M.H. Board                                   2,493.55

Road                   York Equipment, Inc.                                  Equipment Repair                            160.97

General              York General Hospital                                Medical-Prisoners                        368.25


Visit Promo       York News-Times                                       Printing & Publication                    2797.36




Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Sikes, to adopt Resolution #15-17 to transfer $16,154.12 from the Inheritance Tax Fund to the Ambulance Fund, roll call; yeas, Bulgrin, Sikes, Obermier and Bamesberger, nays none, Buller absent, motion carried.




WHEREAS, the York County Board of Commissioners met at their regular meeting on the 17th day of March 2015, to discuss and act on an emergency created in the funds available in the Ambulance Fund; and


WHEREAS, operating expenses have unexpectedly exceeded revenue; and


WHEREAS, the York County Board of Commissioners has been advised by the County Clerk that a deficit in the sum of $16,154.12; and


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the York County Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $16,154.12 from the Inheritance Tax Fund to the Ambulance Fund, such funds are to be reimbursed to the Inheritance Tax Fund when monies become available.


DATED this 17th day of March, 2015.


Moved by Sikes, seconded by Obermier to go into executive session at 8:41a.m.; roll call: yeas; Sikes, Obermier, Bulgrin and Bamesberger; nays none; Buller absent, motion carried.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Obermier to come out of executive session at 9:14 a.m. which no action was taken; roll call: yeas; Bulgrin, Obermier, Sikes and Bamesberger; nays none; Buller absent, motion carried.



Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Sikes to approve General Assistance Case # C-15-1 to Metz Mortuary  for the amount of $1,449.25; roll call: yeas; Bulgrin, Sikes, Obermier and Bamesberger; nays none; Buller absent, motion carried.


Bids were open at 9:15 a.m. for the purchase of a Motor Grader for Road Department. The Notice to Bidders was published in the York News Times on February 27, March 06, and March 11, 2015.


Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co.    John Deer 770G 2015 New                $221,000.00

                                                                                                                        $ 35,000.00        Trade In

                                                                                                                        $186,000.00    Total


Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co.    John Deer 770GP 2012 420 hrs             $201,345.00

                                                                                                                        $ 35,000.00        Trade In

                                                                                                                        $166,345.00    Total


NMC, Inc.                                           2015 Caterpillar 12M3 New              $234,500.00

                                                                                                                        $ 21,000.00        Trade In

                                                                                                                        $213,500.00    Total


NMC, Inc.                                           2014 Caterpillar 12M3 125 hrs            $227,000.00

                                                                                                                        $ 21,000.00        Trade In

                                                                                                                        $206,000.00    Total  


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Sikes, to accept the bid from NMC, Inc. for 2014 Caterpillar 12M3 with 125 hours, in the amount of $206,000.00, financing the purchase with NMC, Inc., roll call; yeas, Bulgrin, Sikes, Obermier and Bamesberger, nays none, Buller absent motion carried.


Robert Seng met with the board to discuss County Survey markers.


Jim Klute met with the board to discuss the City land purchase and tax roll.


FEE REPORTS (reports were reviewed and placed on file)

County Clerk, February 2015                                                $11,646.97

Clerk of the District Court, February 2015                            $1,634.56

Sheriff, January 2015                                                              $5,881.26


County Treasurer – Fund Balances as of February 30, 2015

General                                                                             $2,039,036.98

Roads                                                                                $1,265,918.15

Highway Bridge Buy Back Program                                     $51,526.37

Adult Diversion                                                                       $4,377.68

Juvenile Diversion                                                                  $8,272.88

Child Support Enforcement Cty Atty                                   $24,695.63

Reappraisal                                                                            $42,713.50

ROD Preservation Fund                                                          $7,975.48

Employment Security                                                           $22,244.37

Area on Aging                                                                       $38,212.37

Relief & Medical                                                                  $10,607.32

State Institutions                                                                     $1,823.95

Veterans Aid Fund                                                                $27,589.14

Busy Wheels                                                                            $6,306.63

STOP                                                                                       $5,940.33

York Co Drug Fund                                                               $23,697.10

Federal Drug Law Enf                                                           $16,899.11

Federal Drug Law Cty Att                                                       $2,782.38

Debt Service                                                                        $409,381.30

Inheritance Tax                                                                 $1,963,369.31

911 Wireless Serv                                                                 $42,622.51

911 Wireless Serv Holding                                                 $138,826.12

Emergency Mgmt                                                                  $61,157.54

Noxious Weed Dist                                                               $18,083.07

Ambulance                                                                            $34,095.88

911 Emergency                                                                    $118,331.61

CDBG                                                                                           $10.01

Co Visitors Impr Fund                                                        $210,033.87

Visitors Promotion                                                               $ 91,161.60


Committee reports were given.


The Chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 10:18 a.m.  The next meeting will be held March 31, 2015 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