The York County Board of Commissioners met according to law on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. as per notice in the York News Times on May 21, 2015, with Chairman Bill Bamesberger presiding, with Kurt Bulgrin, Randy Obermier and Jack Sikes. Paul Buller 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 Bulgrin, seconded by Obermier to approve the minutes of the May 12, 2015, roll call; yeas, Bulgrin, Obermier, Sikes and Bamesberger, nays none, Buller absent, motion carried.

 

Moved by Obermier, seconded by Sikes to adopt the agenda for Tuesday, May 26, 2015,  roll call; yeas, Obermier, Sikes, Bulgrin and Bamesberger; nays, none; Buller absent, motion carried.

 

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

 

GENERAL ASSISTANCE

There were no General Assistance at this time.

 

PAYROLL AND VENDOR CLAIMS:

Moved by Bulgrin,  seconded by Obermier to approve the payroll in the amount of $143,388.07 and vendor claims with the coding change to the Holthus Convention Center from Improvement Fund to Promotional Fund, roll call; yeas, Bulgrin, Obermier, Sikes and Bamesberger; nays none; Buller absent, motion carried.

 

Fund                  Name                                                           Description                              Total      

 

General              Adams County Sheriff                                Court Costs                              37.36

General              Barker Company, Inc., Bob                                Equipment                                                   309.82

General              Blue Knight Security, Inc.                           Security Contract                         1,710.00

General              Cima Companies, Inc., The                         Insurance Renewal                         1,315.08

General, Rd,

Aging, Drug

Law Enforce      Corporate Payment Systems                       Monthly Payment                         3,646.25

General              CWC of York, Inc.                                      Office Supplies                         494.30

General              Discovery Benefits, Inc.                              COBRA Monthly                         173.40

General, Aging

Visit Promo,      Eakes Office Plus                                        Office Supplies                         488.16

Aging                 Eckard, Linda                                              Mileage Allowance                      73.60

General              Electronic Systems, Inc-2                           Service Call                                70.00

General              EyeCare Associates LLC                            Medical-Prisoners                        189.00

General              Fillman Law Offices                                   Court Costs                              142.50

Road                   Five Star Truck Center-York                      Tire Repair                            55.00

General              Gillespie, Joshua J                                       Reimbursement                                           484.25

General              GIS Workshop                                             Data Processing                     12,500.00

General              Global Tech Inc.                                          Data Processing                     1,857.27

General              Graham Tire Lin. North                              Fuel   507.64

Aging                 Grand Central Foods                                   Health Promotion                      430.33

General              Great Plains Pest Management, Inc.           Maintenance Agreement                     106.00

General              Green, Carla E                                       Reimbursement                                           11.01

General              Hitz Towing, Inc.                                         Fuel     70.00

Visit Promo       Holthus Convention Ctr Foundation           Special Projects                          350.00

General              Home Care Plus                                           Medical-Prisoners                        189.00

General              Hometown Leasing                                     Equipment Rental                            295.00

General              Hy-Tech Auto Service                                 Fuel   223.13

Road                   ISCO Industries                       Culverts                                                       11,185.38

Road                   Jackson Services Inc.                                  Shop Supplies                         107.94

Road                   Johnson Sand & Gravel Co, Inc.                 Gravel & Royalty                          13,468.76

Road                   Kerford Limestone Company                       Rock                                                             5,226.69

Road                   Lichti Bros Oil Co Inc.                                 Fuel                                                              14,824.80

General              Liermann’s Service                                     Fuel     61.15

General              Lincoln Orthopedic Center                         Medical-Prisoners                        2,714.00

General              Malouf & Associates                                  Janitorial Supplies                         1,278.40

Road                   Mead Lumber Co.                                       Shop Tools/Equip Rental       1,797.46

General              NATP                                                           Dues  110.00

General              NE Assoc. of County Officials                   Dues    90.00

Hwy Buyback    NE Department of Roads                             Engineering                                                 749.99

State Institute    NE Health & Human Services                    Monthly Fees                                426.00

Road                   NMC Exchange LLC                                   Equipment Repair                            9,327.07

General              North Office Supply                                    Office Supplies                         76.92

General              Northern Agri-Services, Inc.                                       Supplies/Service Call                                  85.60

Road                   Overland Sand & Gravel Company            Gravel & Royalty                          26,705.04

Juv Diversion    Owens Educational Services                                       Miscellaneous                                             496.00

General              Peavey Company, Lynn                              Drug & Alcohol Test                  92.70

General              Perennial Public Power District                           Electricity                                                    144.04

General              Pieper Plumbing & Well Drilling Inc.        Equipment Repair                            115.00

General              Radiology Associates PC                            Medical-Prisoners                        220.00

General              Ramada Inn Kearney NE                             Dues    74.00

General              Sacs Investments LLC                                Equipment                                                   572.00

General              Seams Possible                                            Uniform Allowance                      36.00

General              Secretary of State-Election Division          Voting Supplies                         10.00

General              Seward County Sheriff                                Court Costs                              31.89

Aging                 Spartan Stores, LLC.                                   Health Promotion                      2,605.30

Road                   Standard Battery, Inc.                                  Shop Supplies/Equip Repair  40.39

General              State of NE/DAS Central Finance              Data Processing/Equip Rental                                                                    84.60

General              Stecker, James C.                                        Court Costs                              563.92

General              Stephens Law Offices, P.C., L.L.O.            Court Costs                              3,139.50

General              Steube, Sharilyn K                                       Reimbursement                                           28.16

Juv Diversion    Stutzman, Shane                                          Office Equipment                     1,428.40

General              Svehla Law Offices                                     Court Costs                              120.00

General              Thomson Reuters/West Payment Center    Fees 2,679.68

General              University of Nebraska-Lincoln                 Telephone Service                           600.00

General              Urgent Care of York                                    Medical-Prisoners                        90.00

General              United States Post Office                            Postal Services                         905.20

Road                   Village of McCool Junction                         Water/Sewer                                                46.75

Visit Promo       Web Tech Solutions                                       Miscellaneous                                             65.83

Road                   Weldon Industries, Inc.                               Equipment Repair                            750.56

General              Williams, Eric J. P.C., L.L.O.                     Court Costs                              95.00

911 Emerg         Windstream Communications                    Telephone Service                           937.17

General              York Ace Hardware                                     Janitorial Supplies                         468.57

Visit Promo       York Area Chamber of Commerce                                       Miscellaneous                                             60.00

General              York County Court                                      Court Costs                              382.26

General              York County Development Corp                Meals   19.00

General, Weed   York County Highway Dept.                       Fuel 3,419.65

General              York County Register of Deeds                  Court Costs                              10.00

General              York County Sheriff                            Equipment                                                   23.70

General              York General Hospital                                Medical-Prisoners                        2,914.50

General, Rd,

Visit Promo,

Weed                  York News-Times                                       Printing & Publication                    2679.94

General              Zoubek, Gary                                               Mileage Allowance                      331.20

 

INTERFUND TRANSFERS:

There were no interfund transfers at this time.

 

Moved by Sikes, seconded by Obermier to agree that Nancy Waldron hire a temporary secretary while her secretary is out on medical leave, roll call; yeas, Sikes, Obermier, Bulgrin and Bamesberger, nays none, Buller absent, motion carried.

 

Recess at 8:50 a.m.

 

Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Sikes to authorize the Chairman to sign the agreement for project No STP-NBIS (102) 2015 Fracture Critical Bridge Inspection, roll call; yeas, Bulgrin, Sikes, Obermier and Bamesberger, nays none, Buller absent, motion carried.

 

THIS AGREEMENT, entered into by and between York County, Nebraska, hereinafter referred to as the “County”, and the State of Nebraska, Department of Roads, hereinafter referred to as the “State”.

WITNESSETH

WHEREAS, certain bridges on county roads in said County have been designated as being eligible for Surface Transportation Program (STP) Funds by the Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, hereinafter call FHWA, in compliance with Federal laws pertaining thereto, and

WHEREAS, STP Funds have been made available by Title 23 of the United States code, providing for the inspection and load re-rating (load re-rating is not necessary if bridge condition remains the same) of the fracture critical bridges on its public roads, and

WHEREAS, the Federal share payable on any project provided for by the above mentioned code shall not exceed eighty (80) percent of the eligible engineering for bridge inspection and load re-rating costs thereof, and

WHEREAS, regulations for carrying into effect the provisions of the above mentioned code provide that the Federal share of the cost of such project shall be paid only to the State, and

WHEREAS, the County’s share of the proposed project shall be twenty (20) percent of the actual project costs and this share shall be from County funds, and

WHEREAS, the State is willing to obtain Federal approval of the proposed work and Federal funds for the proposed project, with the understanding that no State funds including State-Aid Bridge funds are to be expanded on this project, and

WHEREAS, the County has earmarked and will place in its fiscal budget sufficient funds to pay all project costs not paid for by Federal funds; such costs based on twenty (20) percent County participation are currently estimated to be $1,943.20, but such costs may increase or decrease due to variations between the estimated and actual project costs, and

WHEREAS, the County desires the inspection and load re-rating (if necessary) of the fracture critical bridges on its public roads, as evidenced by the Resolution of the County Board dated the 26th day of May, 2015, attached hereto, identified as Exhibit “A”, and hereby made a part of this agreement, and

NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of these facts, the parties hereto agree as follows:

Section 1. The State and the County agree that the Federal share payable on this project shall not exceed eighty (80) percent of the eligible engineering for bridge inspection and load re-rating (if necessary) costs thereof.

Section 2. The State hereby agrees to present this project to the FHWA for its approval, if necessary, and the County understands that no State funds will be expended for this project.

Section 3. The State agrees to cause to be performed the inspection and load re-rating (if necessary) of the fracture critical bridges that are due for inspection in 2015 in the County. The State will continue to have jurisdictional responsibility for all public bridges on the State highway system. Further, the State will be responsible for arranging for the inspection by consultants, for the county, on their fracture critical bridges. It is the intent of the parties that this agreement does not shift to the County any jurisdictional responsibility for bridges on the State highway system, and does not shift any duty to the State for that jurisdictional responsibility of bridges off of the State highway system.

Section 4. The proposed work of the Consultant shall be performed in accordance with the following publications:

1.               AASHTO Manual for Bridge Evaluation (MBE) First Edition 2008.

2.               AASHTO Standard Specifications for Highway Bridges, 17th Edition, 2002 (LFD)

3.               Minimum Design Standards, 2008, Board of Public Roads Classifications and Standards.

4.               Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges, 2004

5.               Fracture Critical Techniques for Steel Bridges, 2006

6.               Bridge Inspection Program Manual, 2010

7.               Coding Guide for Structure Inventory and Appraisal, published by the State, March 2002.

8.               AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications, 4th Edition, 2007

Section 5. The total cost of this work is currently estimated to be $9,716.02, with the County’s twenty (20) percent share being $1,943.20. Both parties recognize this is a preliminary estimate and the final costs may well be higher or lower. Costs incurred by the State with respect to the entire project shall be considered as a part of the total cost of the project to be paid out of County and Federal funds. It is also understood that the costs incurred by the State attributable to this project, will not include and administrative cost or expenses of State administrative officials. Upon full execution of this agreement, the State will invoice the County $1,943.20. The County agrees to pay the State within thirty days after receipt of the billing from the State. The final settlement between the State and County will be made following final audits and when final costs have been determined by the State.

Section 6. It is further understood that the county’s share of the total project costs shall be all costs not paid for by Federal funds. Therefore, if the Federal government refuses to participate in the project with any portion thereof, the County is responsible for full project payment with no cost or expense to the State in such project or portion thereof. Should the project be abandoned before completion, the County will pay all costs incurred by the State prior to such abandonment.

 

            IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused these presents to be executed by their proper officials thereunto duly authorized as of the dates below indicated.

 

            EXECUTED by the County this 26th day of May, 2015.

 

Moved by Obermier, seconded by Bulgrin to adopt Resolution #15-25 for project No STP-NBIS (102) 2015 Fracture Critical Bridge Inspection, roll call; yeas, Obermier, Bulgrin, Sikes and Bamesberger, nays none, Buller absent,  motion carried.

 

                                                            RESOLUTION #15-25

 

WHEREAS, the Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR) is developing a transportation project, on the behalf of the county, for which it intends to obtain Federal funds,

 

WHEREAS, York County as a sub-recipient of Federal-Aid funding is charged with the responsibility of expending said funds in accordance with Federal, State and local laws, rules, regulations, policies and guidelines applicable to the funding of the Federal-aid projects;

 

 WHEREAS, York County and the NDOR wish to enter into a program Agreement to provide for fracture critical bridge inspection and load re-rating (if necessary) services for the Federal-aid project.

 

BE IT RESOLVED: by the Board of Commissioners of York County that:

 

Bill Bamesberger, Chair of the York County Board of Commissioners is hereby authorized to sign the attached Project Program Agreement between the York County and the NDOR.

 

York County is committed to providing local funds for the project as required by the Project Program Agreement.

 

NDOR Project Number: STP-NBIS (102)

NDOR Control Number: 00924

NDOR Project Name: 2015 Fracture Critical Bridge Inspection

 

DATED this 26th day of May, 2015.

 

Carol Knieriem, CASA Director along with Ray Hansen gave the annual report for the Court Appointed Special Advocates.  They also asked for funding for 2015-2016 in the amount of $32,225.00.  The Board will take the request into consideration when drafting the budget.

 

Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Sikes to adopt Resolution #15-26 to update the Comprehensive Plan, roll call; yeas, Bulgrin, Sikes, Obermier and Bamesberger, nays none, Buller absent, motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION #15-26

 

WHEREAS, the York County Board of Commissioners conducted a public hearing on the 12th day of May, 2015 for the purpose of considering the Update Comprehensive Plan as recommended by the York County Planning Commission.           

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the York county Board of Commissioners hereby adopts the Comprehensive Plan as recommended by the York County Planning Commission.

 

DATED this 26th day of May, 2015.

 

Moved by Obermier, seconded by Sikes to adopt Resolution #15-27 to update the Zoning Regulations, roll call; yeas, Obermier, Sikes, Bulgrin and Bamesberger, nays none, Buller absent, motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION #15-27

 

WHEREAS, the York County Board of Commissioners conducted a public hearing on the 12th day of May, 2015 for the purpose of considering the Update Zoning regulations as recommended by the York County Planning Commission. 

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the York county Board of Commissioners hereby adopts the Zoning Regulations as recommended by the York County Planning Commission.

 

DATED this 26th day of May, 2015.

 

Moved by Sikes, seconded by Bulgrin to adopt Resolution #15-28 to update the Subdivision Regulations, roll call; yeas, Sikes, Bulgrin, Obermier and Bamesberger, nays none, Buller absent, motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION #15-28

 

WHEREAS, the York County Board of Commissioners conducted a public hearing on the 12th day of May, 2015 for the purpose of considering the Subdivision regulations as recommended by the York County Planning Commission. 

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the York county Board of Commissioners hereby adopts the Subdivision Regulations as recommended by the York County Planning Commission.

 

DATED this 26th day of May, 2015.

 

At 10:00 a.m. there were no bids for the sale of the said property, with the taxes that have been paid by the land owner Margel Fassnacht since 1932; the County Attorney will draw up a Quit Claim Deed for the said property to Margel Fassnacht.

 

Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Sikes, to have the County Attorney draw up a Quit Claim Deed for the sale of the property owned by York County to Margel Fassnacht, Southeast Quarter (SE1/4) of the Southeast Quarter (SE1/4) of Section 34, Township 9, Range 3; roll call, yeas, Bulgrin, Sikes, Obermier and Bamesberger, nays none, Buller absent, motion carried.

 

Moved by Obermier, seconded by Sikes to stay with Coventry Health Insurance with Strong Financial, as the York County Health Insurance, roll call; yeas, Obermier, Sikes, Bulgrin and Bamesberger, nays none, Buller absent, motion carried.

 

            Moved by Sikes, seconded by Obermier, to reappoint Shannon Siebert and Sally Ruben to the Visitor Bureau Board. 

 

            Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Sikes to amend the motion to reappoint Shannon Siebert and Sally Ruben to make separate Resolutions for each reappointment, roll call; yeas, Bulgrin, Sikes, Obermier and Bamesberger, nays none, Buller absent, motion carried.

 

            Moved by Sikes, seconded by Obermier to adopt Resolution #15-29 to approve reappointing Shannon Siebert to the Visitor Bureau Board for a four (4) year term beginning June1, 2015 through May 31, 2019, roll call: yeas, Sikes, Obermier, Bulgrin and Bamesberger; nays none; Buller absent, motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION #15-29

 

WHEREAS, the Visitors Bureau Board has requested the reappointment of a member to its Board; and

 

WHEREAS, current board members, Shannon Siebert has agreed to be reappointed for another 4 years; and

 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that as of June 1, 2015, Shannon Siebert hereby reappointment to another four (4) year term which will expires May 31, 2019.

 

Dated, on this 26th day of May, 2015.

 

            Moved by Obermier, seconded by Bamesberger to adopt Resolution #15-30 to approve reappointing Sally Ruben to the Visitor Bureau Board for a four (4) year term beginning June 1st, 2015 through May 31, 2019, roll call: yeas, Obermier, Bamesberger and Sikes; nays Bulgrin, Buller absent, motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION #15-30

 

 

WHEREAS, the Visitors Bureau Board has requested the reappointment of a member to its Board; and

 

WHEREAS, current board members, Sally Ruben has agreed to be reappointed for another 4 years; and

 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that as of June 1, 2015, Sally Ruben hereby reappointment to another four (4) year term which will expires May 31, 2019.

 

Dated, on this 26th day of May, 2015.

 

Committee reports were given.

 

The Chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 10:56 a.m.  The next meeting will be held June 9, 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