The York County Board of Commissioners met according to law on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. as per notice in the York News Times on March 26, 2015, with Chairman Bill Bamesberger presiding, with Kurt Bulgrin, Randy Obermier, Paul Buller and Jack Sikes.   Also present at the meeting was Melanie Wilkinson, correspondent for the York News Times, Candace Dick, County Attorney 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 Obermier, seconded by Bulgrin to approve the minutes of the March 17, 2015, roll call; yeas, Obermier, Bulgrin, Sikes and Bamesberger, nays none, Buller abstain, motion carried.


Moved by Bulgrin,  seconded by Sikes to adopt the agenda for Tuesday, March 31, 2015, roll call: yeas; Bulgrin, Sikes, Obermier, Buller and Bamesberger; nays, none; motion carried.


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



There were no General Assistance at this time.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Buller to adopt Resolution #15-18, General Assistance Poverty Level Guidelines, roll call; yeas, Bulgrin, Buller, Sikes, Obermier and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.




WHEREAS, the York County Board of Commissioners is mandated by Nebraska Revised Statue, Sections 68-104-148 to provide General Assistance, Medical Assistance and Burial Assistance programs for the poor of the County and,


WHEREAS, these programs, however, and considered “payer of last resort” in that an applicant must not be eligible for benefits under any Federal, State, public/private program of third party benefits to which he/she may be eligible and,


WHEREAS, the York County Board of Commissioners desires to amend its program to update Appendix A: current OMB Poverty Guidelines,


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by this York County Board of Commissioners, that the revised General Assistance Program Manual be amended as stated therein, and is approved and adopted by this Board of Commissioners and shall become effective on the 31st day of March, 2015.


DATED this 31ST day of March, 2015.



Moved by Sikes, seconded by Obermier, to approve the payroll in the amount of $144,251.89 and vendor claims, roll call: yeas; Sikes, Obermier, Bulgrin, Buller and Bamesberger; nays none; motion carried.


Fund                  Name                                                           Description                              Total      


General              Adams County Sheriff                                Court Costs                              64.08

911 Emerg         American Fence Company (TLCB, Inc.)    Telephone Service                           825.00

Road                   Beaver Bearing Co. of York, LLC              Equipment Repair                            24.50

General              Black Hills Energy                                      Heating Fuels                              100.52

General              Blue Knight Security                                   Security Contract                         930.00

Road                   Bosselman                                                   Fuel 33,196.40

General              Braman, Marjorie                         Retirement                                                   11.00

General              Bredenkamp, Patricia                          Retirement                                                   10.00

Juv Diver           Business Brokers Corporation                    Probation Rent/Utilities                 1,792.82

Road                   CAT Financial Commercial                        Graders & Loaders                          123,171.46

General              Cornerstone Bank                                        Office Supplies                         12.73

General              Cuda, Sharon                            Retirement                                                   10.00

General              CWC of York, Inc.                                      Office Supplies                         518.30

General              Dell Marketing L.P.                                    Office Supplies                         1,026.71

Road                   Dose, Dale                                                   Road Repair                            3,440.00

Road                   DXP Enterprises, Inc.                                  Repair/Shop Supplies                         452.18


Emer Mgmt       Eakes Office Plus                                        Office Supplies                         264.26

General              Electronic Systems, Inc-2                           Maintenance Agreement                     60.00

Road                   Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott                         Lodging                                                       213.00

General              Federal Safety Compliance                                       Miscellaneous                                             298.50

General              Fillman Law Offices                                   Court Costs                              1,948.30

Road                   Friesen, Kermith D                                       Reimbursement                                           60.00

General              Galls/Quartermaster                                    Uniform Allowance                      40.61

Road                   General Fire and Safety Equipment            Safety Equipment                     107.00

General              Global Tech, Inc.                                         Data Processing                     792.45

General              Grafton Law Office, P.C., L.L.O.                Court Costs                              427.50

Aging                 Grand Central Foods                                   Health Promotion                      293.84

General, Rd        Great Plains Pest Management                   Maintenance Agreement                     131.00

Aging                 Green, Carla E                                       Reimbursement                                           10.00

General              Hecht, Harry                              Retirement                                                   16.00

General              Hoblyn, Nancy                                             Mental Health Board                 332.50

Road                   HTR Inc.                                                      Equipment Repair                            142.15

Road                   Hydraulic Equipment Service                     Equipment Repair                            494.71

General              Jaskierny, David J. Jr., LLC                        Autopsy Costs                              900.00

General              Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office              Court Costs                              19.00

Hwy Bridge       JEO Consulting Group, Inc.                                 Engineering                                                 2,387.75

Road                   Johnson Sand & Gravel Co, Inc.                 Gravel & Royalty                          19,176.20

Road                   Keim, Franklin H.                                       Reimbursement                                           50.00

General              Kopchos Sanitation, Inc.                                 Garbage                                                       183.00

General              Krumbach, Eileen                                        Mileage Allowance                      166.75

General              Lancaster County Sheriff                            Court Costs                              19.82

General              Larue Distributing, Inc.                                 Equipment                                                   162.32

Road                   Mac Tools Distributor                                 Shop Tools                              386.98

Road                   Mainstay Technologies LLC                       Road Repair                            300.00

General              Mason Electric                                            Equipment Repair                            132.50

Road                   Medical Enterprises, Inc.                            Safety Equipment                     31.00

General              Midwest Auto Fire Sprinkler Co.               Maintenance Agreement                     200.00

Road                   Midwest Machinery & Supply Co.             Guard Posts                              508.60

Road                   Mommens, Thomas                                       Reimbursement                                           26.86

General              Naber’s Locksmith Service                         Key made                              3.74

General              NE Assoc. of County Officials                   Dues  500.00

General              NE DOL/Boiler Inspection Program           Maintenance Agreement                     54.00

State Instit         NE Health and Human Services                  Monthly Fees                                420.00

General              NE Public Power District                           Electricity                                                    210.03

Road                   NMC Exchange LLC                                   Equipment Repair                            22,227.96

Road                   OfficeNet                                                     Office Supplies/Equipment      219.61

Road                   Paulsen, Terry L                                       Reimbursement                                           30.00

Road                   Payne Jr, William D                                        Reimbursement                                           50.00

General, Rd        Perennial Public Power District                           Electricity                                                    485.80

General              Peterson, Gerald W                                       Reimbursement                                           16.10

Road                   Petro Lube / TA Operating LLC                 Fuel/Equip Repair                            280.23

General              Radiology Associates PC                            Medical-Prisoners                        92.00

Road                   Rasmussen Auto Parts                                 Shop Tools                              216.77

General              Redfield & Company, Inc.                          Office Supplies                         1,094.88

General              Reetz, Melvin                           Retirement                                                   12.00

Inherit Tax         Region V Systems                                       Public Assistance                      2,520.00

General              Sacs Investments LLC                                 Safety Equipment                     1,494.56

Road                   Safety-Kleen Systems                                 Shop Supplies                         351.50

General              Sandman, Donald E                                       Reimbursement                                           48.00

General              Schlender, Kevin                                         Mental Health Board                 332.50

General              Seams Possible                                            Uniform Allowance                      38.00

Aging                 Siebert, Paul                                                Senior Citizenship                    50.00

General              Stahr and Associates                                   Contractual Services                         200.00

Reappraisal        Stanard Appraisal Service Inc.                    Appraiser’s Fees                                14,230.00

Road                   Standard Battery, Inc.                                  Equipment Repair                            542.75

General              Stanley, Stephanie R                                       Reimbursement                                           6.70

Road                   Starbuck, Charles L                                       Reimbursement                                           29.05

General              Stephens Law Offices, P.C., L.L.O.            Court Costs                              3,220.50

Road                   Surplus Center                                             Shop Supplies                         45.90

General              Thayer County Sheriff’s Office                  Mental Health Board                 19.00

General              Turner, Kelly B                                       Reimbursement                                           97.75

Road                   Village of McCool Junction                         Water/Sewer                                                45.00

General              Williams, Eric J., P.C., L.L.O.                    Court Costs                              285.00


911 Emerg         Windstream Communications                    Telephone Service                           1,062.24

General              JS Wurm & Associates                               Court Costs                              1,202.50

General              York Ace Hardware                                     Grounds Repair                            14.70

Aging                 York Area Senior Center                            Contribution                                                272.00

General              York County Court                                      Court Costs                              372.00

General              York County Sheriff                                    Office Supplies                         59.36

General              York County Treasurer                               Inter-Fund Transfer                         11,811.40

General, Rd        York General Hospital                                Medical-Prisoners/Equip             935.75

General              York Printing Company, LLC                     Office Supplies                         118.41




There were no interfund transfers at this time.


Moved by Buller, seconded by Sikes to designate Harvey Keim as the Administrator for Title VI, roll call; yeas, Buller, Sikes, Obermier, Bulgrin and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Obermier, to adopt Resolution #15-19, the Federal Funds under section 5311 of the Federal Transit Act, roll call; yeas, Bulgrin, Obermier, Sikes, Buller and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.



WHEREAS, there are federal funds available under Section 5311 of the Federal Transit Act and for the Nebraska Public Transportation Assistance Program, and


WHEREAS, the York County Public Transportation system desires to apply for said funds to provide public transportation in York County.


WHEREAS, NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED; the York County Board of Commissioners hereby instructs the York County Public Transportation system to apply for said funds.  Said funds are to be used for the York County Public Transportation system transportation operations in the FY 2015-2016 Application for Public Transportation Assistance.


DATED this 31st day of March, 2015.


 The Board discussed the Load limit on asphalt and gravel roads in the County during the spring thaw.


Gregg Holiday and Tim Haynes with Colonial Life met with the Board to discuss the different Insurances options Colonial Life offer.


Don Sandman, Chuck Byers, Doug Dye, and Steve Witmer met with the Board to discuss Don Sandman’s Resignation which will go into effect on May 26, 2015


Recess at 10:00


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Sikes to appoint Randy Obermier to be on a Committee with the City Official pertaining to City Wells and Well Head Protection, roll call; yeas, Bulgrin, Sikes, Obermier, Buller and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.


Moved by Sikes, seconded by Bulgrin to grant the County Attorney to begin the foreclosure proceedings on property, legal description Lot 2 Block 5 Original Town, Village of Gresham, roll call; yeas, Sikes, Bulgrin, Buller, Obermier and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.


10:47 a.m. Bill Bamesberger excused himself


Tabled the Juvenile Diversion Grant Money until further notice.


Tabled the Railroad Crossing Quiet Zone for a public hearing on April 28th at 10:00 A.M.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Sikes, to send a letter to Senator Kolterman in support of LB610, roll call; yeas, Bulgrin, Sikes and Obermier, nays Buller, Bamesberger absent, motion carried.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Obermier, to adopt Resolution  #15-20 to proceed with the insurance of County Tax Sale Certificates, for the parcels that are delinquent, roll call; yeas, Bulgrin, Obermier, Buller and Sikes, nays none, Bamesberger absent, motion carried.




WHEREAS, York County had several parcels of real estate that are delinquent and remaining from the 2013 Taxes that were put up for Tax Sale in March, 2015. The County Treasurer has presented to the York County Board of Commissioners on March 31, 2015, a list of parcels of real estate which having been regularly advertised and offered for sale remain unsold for want of bidders.


WHEREAS, the County Board of York County in accordance with Section 77-1918 and 77-1809 R.R.S. hereby desires tax sales certificates to be issued in the name of the County of York on the below listed real estate.


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer of York County is hereby directed to issue tax sales certificates in the name of the County of York as to the following described parcels of real estate as shown on Exhibit “A” which is attached hereto and incorporated by reference herein.




930042549            L 5-6                                                                                                                   9.98

930042727            L 17-20 B3                                                                                                        27.78

930048431            L 1                                                                                                                   298.80

930053001            L 1-7 EX PL L 7 B 1                                                                                      265.56

930053028            L 1-3 B 4                                                                                                                        301.42

930056981            L 12 B 19                                                                                                        188.53

930058054            L 4 B 27                                                                                                          170.64

930058658            L 11-12 B 44                                                                                                   305.44

930059530            W 10’ L 14 7 L 15                                                                                                         286.12

930071654            L 2 EXC THE W 75’ B2                                                                                124.40

930076729            IT 78                                                                                                                 25.60

930084772            W2 L 7, L 8-9 7 E2 L 10 B 62                                                                        311.78              

930085639            L 1-4 B 37                                                                                                       149.42

930086899            L 11-15 B 8                                                                                                       53.80

930087593            L 8 B 3                                                                                                            245.82

930090586            IOLL POLE SHED ON LEASED LAND S2 NE4                                         32.08

930110692            IOLL SW 4 8-9-2 DRYING BINS                                                                  33.32

930122135            L 2-6 E 7 VW OF RR ROW B 20                                                                   37.50

930124111            E 87’ L 11 B 1                                                                                                214.37

930126025            E 141.5’ IT 7 EXC N 366’ 7 INC E 76.3’ IT 9 LYING OF TR 7 101.AC   128.01

930126947            L 5 7 6 B 23                                                                                                    122.16

930127781            L 5 7 6 B 8                                                                                                      148.06

930127900            L 5 7 6 B 10                                                                                                    121.90

930128044            E 80’ L 17 7 18 B 6                                                                                        341.56

930128281            L 4-8 B 6                                                                                                                        375.02

930172965            IT 8 IN SW/4                                                                                                    99.26

930182243            L 4-6 B 18                                                                                                       209.50

930198210            L 7-10 B 7                                                                                                       340.78

930198992            PT E2 NW4 (65X25) .04 AC                                                                                             2.38


DATED this 31ST day of March, 2015.


Tabled the Time Warner Internet until next Board Meeting.


Moved by Obermier, seconded by Bulgrin, to go into executive session at11:44 a.m.; roll call: yeas; Obermier, Bulgrin, Buller and Sikes; nays none; Bamesberger absent, motion carried.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Buller to come out of executive session at 11:58 a.m. which no action was taken; roll call: yeas; Bulgrin, Buller, Obermier and Sikes; nays none; Bamesberger absent,  motion carried.


Committee reports were given.


The Vice Chairman Jack Sikes declared the meeting adjourned at 12:07 p.m.  The next meeting will be held April 14, 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