The York County Board of Commissioners met according to law on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. as per notice in the York News Times on July 2, 2015, with Chairman Bill Bamesberger presiding, with Jack Sikes, Randy Obermier, Kurt Bulgrin and Paul Buller.  Also present at the meeting was Melanie Wilkinson, correspondent for the York News Times, 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 June 23, 2015, Board of Commissioners meeting;   roll call:  yeas, Obermier, Bulgrin, Buller, Sikes and Bamesberger; nays none, motion carried


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Sikes to adopt the agenda for Tuesday, July 7, 2015; roll call: yeas, Bulgrin, Sikes, Obermier, Buller and Bamesberger; nays, none; motion carried.


Dale Radcliff, York County Sheriff met with the Board about 911 dispatches.


Cheryl Ellis and Nancy Beech met with the Board about the Zion Cemetery.


Met with Jerry Waggoner from Adopt a Pet with Budget request of $4,000.00.  The Board will take the request into consideration when drafting the budget.


Bids were opened as advertised in the York News Times on June 17, 24 and 30, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. for the purchase of a New or Used Truck Tractor.  The following bids were received.


Country Truck Sales, Inc

2007 Freightliner CL120                                $59,575.00

2009 International Pro Star                            $67,075.00

2007 Freightliner Cl120                                 $59,575.00


Nebraska Truck Center

2007 Freightliner CL12064 St Columbia      $47,283.00


Sahling Kenworth, Inc

2009 Kenworth T8-EDC                                $81,500.00

2011 Peterbilt 386-48                                     $86,500.00

2007 Kenworth T6-42                                    $63,500.00

2007 International 8600-DC                          $57,500.00

2016 Kenworth T800 Day cab                       $124,473.00

2016 Kenworth T880 Day cab w/pusher        $125,988.00


Hansen International Truck, Inc.

2012 International Prostar                              $59,000.00


Cornhusker International Trucks, Inc

2016 International 5900I SBA 124 6x4         $114,000.00 13 sp transmission

2016 International 5900I SBA 124 6x4         $118,500.00 Automated manual

2016 International 5900I SBA 124 6x4         $124,000.00 Allison transmission



2016 Cat CT 660                                            $142,795.84 Auto

2016 Cat CT 660                                            $123,196.50 Manual


RDO Truck Center

2016 Mack CXU613                                       $111,649.61

2010 Mack CHU613                                       $90,780.00


Freightliner Truck Center

2010 Peterbilt 385                                          $75,900.00

2016 Freightliner SD122                                $134,832.00 Manual Transmission

2016 Freightliner SD122 Ultra shift plus      $140,544.00 Automatic Transmission


Moved by Obermier, seconded by Sikes to accept the recommendation from the Highway Superintendent Harvey Keim for the purchase of a 2016 Kenworth T-800 Allison Transmission, standard warranty, with delivery date of 10 weeks after date of order in the amount of $124,473.00, roll call; Obermier, Sikes, Buller, Bulgrin and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.


Met with Shane Stutzman with State of Nebraska District #5 Probation.   The budget request is for $26,544.00 The Board will take the request into consideration when drafting the budget.


Met with Mike Teetor and Deb Robertson from the Kilgore Memorial Library.  The Board suggested to submit a budget request in writing to the Clerks office.


Met with Jessica Hendricks representative for Congressman Smith with updates.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Sikes to accept the Highway Allocation Fund revenue for fiscal year 2015-2016 to help address local road and bridge maintenance and construction needs, roll call; yeas, Bulgrin, Sikes, Obermier, Buller and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.


Moved by Obermier, seconded by Sikes, to adopt Resolution #15-46 that a public hearing on the road closure will take place on the 18th day of August, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the County Commissioners’ Room, lower level of the York County Courthouse, roll call; yeas Obermier, Sikes and Bamesberger, nays Buller, Bulgrin, motion carried.



WHERAS, the County Board and the Office of the County Clerk has received a report and recommendation from the York County Highway Superintendent as to the vacation or abandonment of the portion of County Road L and BNSF Railway Crossing (CR L, Milepost 57.15, US DOT #083427F) located within the County of York, State of Nebraska .


WHEREAS, the County Highway Superintendent has recommended that said Railway Crossing be closed.  The description of the portion of County Road l that is recommended to be closed is as follows:


            All of County Road L from a point 50 feet north of the north right-of-way line of the BNSF Railway to a point 100 feet south of the south right-of-way line of the BNSF Railway, lying on the Section Line between Section 35 and Section 36, Township 11 North, Range 3 West, York County, Nebraska.


WHEREAS, pursuant to Nebraska Revised Statute Section39-1724, the County Board hereby fixes the time, date, and place for public hearing on the issue of vacating or abandoning the above described portion of County Road L.


NOW THEREFORE, BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat.39-1724, the County Board of York County, Nebraska will hold a public hearing on the vacation or abandonment of the following:


            All of County Road L from a point 50 feet north of the north right-of-way line of the BNSF Railway to a point 100 feet south of the south right-of-way line of the BNSF Railway, lying on the Section Line between Section 35 and Section 36, Township 11 North, Range 3 West, York County, Nebraska.


NOW,THEREFORE, BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that a public hearing on the road closure will take place on the 18th day of August, 2015 at 10:00 o’clock a.m. at the County Commissioners’ Room lower level of the York county Courthouse, 510 Lincoln Avenue, York, Nebraska 68467


DATED this 7th day of July, 2015.                                       



There were no General Assistance to come before the Board.



Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Obermier to approve the payroll in the amount of $146,434,54 and vendor claims, roll call: yeas, Bulgrin, Obermier, Sikes, Buller and Bamesberger; nays, none; motion carried.


Fund                  Name                                                           Description                              Total      


General              Bamesberger, William H                           Reimbursement                                           310.80

General              Barker Company, Inc., Bob                    Equipment                                                   449.18

General, Rd        Black Hills Energy                                      Heating Fuels                  157.58

General              Braman, Marjorie             Retirement                                                   11.00

General              Bredenkamp, Patricia              Retirement                                                   10.00

General              Buffalo County Sheriff Dept.                      Court Costs                  12.00

General              Capital Business Systems, Inc.                   Printing & Publication        277.10

General              Claritus                           Miscellaneous                                             180.66

General              Cuda, Sharon                Retirement                                                   10.00

General              CWC of York, Inc.                                      Office Supplies             18.75

General              Dell Marketing L.P.                                    Office Supplies             239.98

General              Department of the Treasury                           Miscellaneous                                             180.00

General              Eakes Office Plus                                        Office Supplies             509.39

Visit Improve    East Hill Homefield Advantage                  Capital Construction      25,000.00

General              Fillman Law Offices                                   Court Costs                  3,493.50

Visit Promo       Flagship Publishing, Inc.                             Dues  300.00

General              Galls/Quartermaster                                    Uniform Allowance          286.79

General              GIS Workshop                                             Data Processing         18,150.00

General              Hecht, Harry                  Retirement                                                   16.00

Fed Drug Law    Hitz Towing, Inc.                           Miscellaneous                                             350.00

General              Hoblyn, Nancy                                             Mental Health Board     332.50

General              Hometown Leasing                                     Data Processing/Equip Rental                                                        708.06

Road                   Johnson Sand & Gravel Co, Inc.                 Gravel & Royalty              16,000.54

Road                   Johnson Trucking                           Miscellaneous                                             544.14

Road                   Kimball Midwest                                        Shop Supplies             376.40

Road                   Kliewer, Dennis                                           Fuel   367.78

Visit Promo       Lamar Companies, The                               Media-Advertising        490.00

General              Lancaster County Sheriff                            Court Costs                  13.82

General              Larue Distributing, Inc.                     Equipment                                                   162.32

Road                   Mac Tools Distributor                                 Shop Supplies             13.98

Road                   Medical Enterprises, Inc.                            Safety Equipment         31.00

Road                   Midwest Service & Sales                            Signs & Posts                  1,920.00

Visit Promo       Midwest Tent & Events                              Special Projects              140.00

General              Mogul’s Transmission, Inc.                        Fuel   756.88

General              Moore M.D., Y. Scott                                  Court Costs                  1,008.00

Visit Promo       NACVB Treasurer                                       Dues  120.00

Road                   Nebraska Department of Roads                  Signs & Posts                  2,291.66

General              NE Dept. of Health & Human Services      Medical-Prisoners            36.00

State Institute    NE Health and Human Services                  Monthly Fee                     186.00

General              NE Public Health Environmental Lab        Drug & Alcohol Test      210.00

General, Rd        NE Public Power District               Electricity                                                    473.44

General, Rd,

Weed                  Nirma                                                           Nirma Contribution                  266,466.00

General              North Office Supply                                    Office Supplies                         317.65

General              Central NE Inc.                                 Equipment                                                   50.48

Road                   Paulsen, Terry L                                       Reimbursement                                           30.00

Road                   Penner’s Tire & Auto, Inc.                          Tire Repair                            511.00

General, Rd,

Visit Promo       Perennial Public Power District                           Electricity                                                    470.21

Road                   Petro Lube/TA Operating LLC                   Equipment Repair                            618.61

Road                   Pyramid Tarp & Repair, LLC                     Equipment Repair                            793.00

Road                   Quality Inn & Suites                             Lodging                                                       83.00

General              Reetz, Melvin                           Retirement                                                   12.00

Visit Promo       Sautter, Robert R                                       Reimbursement                                           227.13

General              Schlender, Kevin                                         Mental Health Board                 332.50

Emerg Mgmnt   Seward County Courthouse                         Gary Petersen                         3,852.63

Road                   Snap-On Tools                                             Shop Tools                              53.25

General              Stahr and Associates                                   Contractual Services                         200.00

General              State of NE/Das Central Finance                Equipment Rental                            448.00

General              Stutzman, Carey                                          Witness Fees                                       20.00

General              Svehla Law Offices                                     Court Costs                              3,330.50

General              Time Warner Cable                                     Dues    84.76

General              Tuttle, Bern                               Retirement                                                   69.24

Visit Promo       USA Outdoor II, LLC                                  Media-Advertising                    390.00

General, Rd        Verizon Wireless Services LLC                 Telephone Services                         517.14

Vet Aid              Veterans Service Office                              Veterans’ Aid Costs                       691.92

Visit Promo       Waco Community Betterment Org                                 Grants                                                          1,000.00

Visit Promo       Wessels Living History Farm                     Capital Construction                  17,718.24

Rel&Medical     Windstream Communications                    Telephone Service                           49.62

Road                   Woods & Aitken L.L.P.                                       Miscellaneous                                             208.00

Visit Promo       York Area Chamber of Commerce             Special Projects                          40.00

Visit Promo       York County Ag Society                           Grants                                                          500.00

General              York County Court                                      Court Costs                              300.00

General              York Electronics                                         Appraisal Supplies                         42.99



Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Obermier to adopt Resolution #15 -47 to transfer monies from General Fund to the Noxious Weed Fund for $12,000.00, roll call; yeas, Bulgrin, Obermier, Buller, Sikes and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.


RESOLUTION #15-47        


WHEREAS, the York County Board of Commissioners met at their regular meeting on the 7th day of July  2015, and discussed the fact that in the proposed budget for 2015-2016, the Noxious Weed Fund would be partially funded by way of interfund transfers from the General Fund; and


WHEREAS, at this time it is necessary to transfer proposed budgeted funds in order to meet obligations in the amount of $12,000.00  


NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the York County Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $12,000.00 budgeted dollars from the General Fund to the Noxious Weed Fund for the budget year of 2015-2016.


Dated this 7th day of July 2015.


Committee reports were given.


The Chairman declared the meeting adjourned at11:23 a.m.  The next meeting will be held July 21, 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