The York County Board of Commissioners met according to law on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. as per notice in the York News Times on August 27, 2015, with Chairman Bill Bamesberger presiding, with Jack Sikes, Randy Obermier, Kurt Bulgrin and Paul Buller.  Also present at the meeting was 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 August 18, 2015, Board of Commissioners meeting; with the change to add to the minutes that the Public Hearing was closed at 11:02 a.m., roll call; yeas, Bulgrin, Sikes, Obermier, Buller and Bamesberger; nays none, motion carried


Moved by Obermier, seconded by Bulgrin, to adopt the agenda for Tuesday, September 1, 2015; roll call: yeas, Obermier, Bulgrin, Buller, Sikes and Bamesberger; nays, none; motion carried.


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



There were no General Assistance to come before the Board.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Buller , to go into Executive Session at 8:37 a.m. to discuss personnel issues; roll call: yeas, Bulgrin, Buller, Obermier, Sikes, and Bamesberger; nays, none; motion carried. 


Moved by Buller, seconded by Obermier, to come out of Executive Session at 8:55 a.m. where no action  was taken; roll call: yeas, Buller, Obermier, Bulgrin, Sikes, Buller and Bamesberger; nays, none, motion carried.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Buller to take $10,000.00 out of the Inheritance Tax Fund for the funding of the County Wide Housing Study, roll call; yeas, Bulgrin, Buller, Obermier, Sikes and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.


Moved by Obermier, seconded by Sikes to take $5,000.00 out of the Inheritance Tax Fund for the funding of the 4 Lane 4 Nebraska Study, roll call; yeas, Obermier, Sikes, Buller, Bulgrin and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.


On or before August 1st, all political subdivisions subject to county levy authority under levy limits must submit a preliminary request for levy allocation.  Based on those requests, the Board then must allocate a preliminary levy for those subdivisions.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Sikes,  to adopt Resolution #15-57 in setting preliminary levies for the various subdivisions; roll call: yeas, Bulgrin, Sikes, Obermier, Buller and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.




WHEREAS, Nebraska State Statute 77-3443 (3) requires all political subdivisions subject to county levy authority to submit a preliminary request for levy allocation; and


WHEREAS, the political subdivisions that are subject to York County Levy authority are agricultural society, historical society, rural fire districts and cemetery districts; and


WHEREAS, the York County Board of Commissioners has determined that due to the number of political subdivisions and taxing parcels that would be affected, that a maximum levy will be established and if the subdivisions request is over that maximum levy, their levy will be set at that maximum levy;


NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the York County Board of Commissioners hereby allocates the following:


Agricultural Society                                       0.005171

Historical Society                                           0.000100

Rural Fire Districts                                         0.036732

Cemetery Districts                                          0.002746


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by said Board that if any of the political subdivisions that are subject to the county levy authority neglects to submit a request, the Board will use their last years budget request to determine the levy rate in the same format as paragraph three (3);


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the York County Board of Commissioners does hereby allocate the following:







Ag Society










Fire Districts



















Butler Co


Polk Co


Seward Co





York Co





Total Value






York Co





Hamilton Co





Total Value





McCool Jct





















Cemetery Districts























Dated this 1st day of September, 2015.



Moved by Obermier, seconded by Sikes, to approve the payroll in the amount of $146,214.85 and vendor claims with a added claim to Central Nebraska County Officials Association in the amount of $240.00; roll call;  yeas, Obermier, Sikes, Buller, Bulgrin and Bamesberger; nays, none; motion carried.


Fund                  Name                                                           Description                              Total      


General              Barker Company, Inc., Bob                                Equipment                                                   309.82

General, Rd        Black Hills Energy                                      Heating Fuels                              550.62

General              Blue Knight Security, Inc.                           Security Contract                         2,130.00

General              Brown County Sheriff’s Office                   Court Costs                              6.00

General              Business Brokers Corporation                    Probation Costs                              3,373.45

General              Colfax County Sheriff Dept.                       Court Costs                              116.01

Weed                  Crop Production Services                           Weed Control                           476.01

General              Crossroads Awards                                       Miscellaneous                                             52.00

General              CWC of York, Inc.                                      Office Supplies                         18.75

General              Discovery Benefits, Inc.                              Cobra Monthly Payment          86.70

General              Douglas County Treasurer                          Autopsy Costs                              711.17

General              Eakes Office Plus                                        Office Supplies                         741.85

Weed                  Farmers Cooperative                                   Fuel   128.00

General              Fillman Law Offices                                   Court Costs                              3,839.00

Road                   Filter Care                                                   Equipment Repair                            73.50

Road                   Friesen, Kermith D                                       Reimbursement                                           28.75

General              Galls/Quartermaster LLC                           Uniform Allowance                      276.86

General, Rd        Global Tech Inc.                                          Data Processing                     4,024.60

General, Rd        Great Plains Pest Management, Inc.           Janitorial Supplies                         128.00

Aging                 Hines, Janet K                                             Program Supplies                         7.46

General              Hitz Towing, Inc.                                         Fuel   130.00

General              Hoblyn, Nancy                                             Mental Health Board                 95.00

General              Home Care Plus                                           Medical-Prisoners                        115.50

General              Hometown Leasing                                     Data Processing/Equip Rental                                                                    307.25

General              JEO Consulting Group, Inc.                        Hazard Mitigation                      2,070.25

General              JM Monograms, Inc.                                   Uniform Allowance                      15.90

Road                   Kerford Limestone Company                       Rock                                                             3,245.55

General              Lancaster County Sheriff                            Court Costs                              19.82

General              Mid-American Research Chemical            Janitorial Supplies                         150.36

Aging                 Merklinger, Jerri A                                       Reimbursement                                           172.50

Weed                  Miller Seed & Supply Co., Inc.                   Fuel       7.95

General              NE Dept of Health & Human Services       Medical-Prisoners                        18.00

State Institute    NE Health and Human Services                  Monthly Payment                         489.00

General              NE Public Power District                           Electricity                                                    6,645.21

Road                   NE Salt & Grain Co.                                   Road Equipment                     4,710.00

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

General, Rd        Perennial Public Power District                           Electricity                                                    200.00

Road                   Petro Lube/TA Operating LLC                   Equipment Repair/Fuel                    847.55

General              Phoenix Supply, LLC                                Equipment                                                   575.40

General              Physicians Laboratory Services PC            Autopsy Costs                              940.00

General              Pieper Plumbing & Well Drilling Inc.                                 Equipment                                                   229.99

General              Platte County Sheriff Dept.                         Court Costs                              37.36

General              Polk County Sheriff                                    Court Costs                              32.62

State Institute    Region V Systems                                       Miscellaneous                                             955.00

Road                   Road Builders Machinery & Supply Co.    Equipment Repair                            82.05

General              Schlender, Kevin                                         Mental Health Board                 95.00

Aging                 Spartan Stores, LLC.                                   Health Promotion                      1,904.49

Road                   Starbuck, Charles L                                       Reimbursement                                           30.00

General              State of NE/DAS Central Finance              Data Processing                     168.39

General              State of NE/Dept Corr Svcs                        Board of Prisoners                        256.38

General              Stephens Law Offices, P.C., L.L.O.            Court Costs                              1,045.00

General              Time Warner Cable                                     Internet Service                           760.00

General              Trans Union Risk and Alternative                     Equipment                                                   110.00

Road                   Verizon Wireless Services LLC                 Telephone Service                           22.48

General              Windstream Communications                    Telephone Service                           170.45

General              JS Wurm & Associates                               Mental Health Board                 75.00

General              York County Court                                      Court Costs                              422.18

Weed                  York County Highway Dept.                       Fuel   363.50

General              York County Sheriff                                       Miscellaneous                                             2,074.06

Weed                  York Farm Supply LLC                              Fuel     38.14

General              York General Hospital                                Medical-Prisoners                        158.00

Aging                 York Printing Company, LLC                     Printing & Publication                    176.90



Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Buller, to adopt Resolution #15-58 Outlining Distributions of Transfer monies to the Weed Department, Road Department and Area on Aging Department, roll call; yeas, Bulgrin, Buller, Obermier, Sikes and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.


Resolution #15-58

            WHEREAS, the York County Treasurer has presented to the York County Board of Commissioners on September 1, 2015, outlining for distribution of dates and transfer monies to the Weed Department, Road Department and the Area on Aging, and


            WHEREAS, the Weed Department have already this fiscal year distributed $12,000.00 of their $71,995.43, Area on Aging and Road Department have not distributed anything this fiscal year, and


            WHEREAS, the County Board of York County have issue the Treasurer to use the dates and transfer monies that were brought forth, and


            NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer of York County is hereby directed to issue to the Weed Department, Road Department and Area on Aging Department the outlining distributions of transfer monies on the following dates,


Weed Department

September 2015                      $14,998.86

November 2015                      $14,998.86

January 2016                          $14,998.86

April 2016                              $14,998.85

Total Contribution of             $71,995.43


Area on Aging

September 2015                      $16,500.00

November 2015                      $16,500.00

February 2016                        $16,500.00

May 2016                                $16,500.00

Total Contribution of             $66,000.00


Road Department

September 2015                      $100.000.00

January 2016                          $100,000.00

May 2016                                $100.000.00

Total Contribution of             $300,000.00


Dated this 1st day of September, 2015.



There were no Interfund Transfer to come before the Board.


Moved by Sikes, seconded by Bulgrin to adopt Resolution #15-59 to authorize the Chairman to sign the Nebraska Regional Interoperability Network (NRIN), roll call; yeas, Sikes, Bulgrin, Buller, Obermier and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.


Resolution #15-59

            WHEREAS, The Interlocal Cooperation Act of the State of Nebraska (Neb.Rev.Stat.13-801 et.seq/and all amendments thereto) enables separate political subdivisions of Nebraska to cooperate on the basis of mutual advantage to provide for joint undertakings, services and facilities.


            WHEREAS, York County, Nebraska believes it is in the best interest of its citizens to join with other Nebraska Public Agencies participating in the Nebraska Regional Interoperability Network.


            WHEREAS, the Nebraska Regional Interoperability Network is established by Public Agencies for the benefit of Nebraska citizens and allows information to be shared among emergency and communications centers on a real time, on demand, basis to help mitigate an emergency that threatens any location.


THERFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the York County Board hereby;

1.     Approves the document entitled “Agreement”’ and

2.     Enters into the Agreement for the formation and participation in the Nebraska regional Interoperability Network for the period September 1, 2015 through December, 2025, and

3.     The Chairman of the York County Board is hereby authorized to execute the Agreement on behalf of the Public Agency following passage and approval of this Resolution.

Dated this 1st day of September, 2015.


Moved by Sikes, seconded by Obermier to approve that Rex Heiden York County Surveyor, to locate corners,  located at Section 36 Township 9 North Range 2 West (8 corners), North ¼ Corner Section 16 Township 10 North Range 2 West and North Quarter Corner of Section 32 Township 10 North range 1 West, roll call; yeas, Sikes, Obermier, Buller, Bulgrin and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.


A Public Hearing was held at 9:30 as published in the York News Times on August 26, 2015 to hear support, criticism, suggestions or observations relating to the proposed 2015-2016 budget.  Present at the hearing were: County Commissioners Bulgrin, Bamesberger, Obermier, Sikes and Buller; Accounts Payable Clerk, Amanda Ring; County Treasurer, Brenda Scavo.


Commissioner Bamesberger reviewed the proposed budget with those in attendance.  Willard Peterson, Brenda Scavo and Nick Wollenburg had concerns with the funding for the York Public Library.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Bamesberger to take out of the budget the funding for the York Public Library.  Bulgrin rescinded his motion until the public hearing was closed.


The Public Hearing was closed at 10:00 a.m.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Bamesberger to approve the Budget for York County with subtracting $15,000 from the Inheritance Tax Fund for the York Public Library and setting the Levy at .178515. Bulgrin rescinded his motion.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Bamesberger to take out $15,000.00 from the Inheritance Tax Fund that is to be paid to the York Public Library, roll call; yeas Bulgrin and Bamesberger, nays Sikes, Obermier and Buller, motion failed.


Moved by Obermier, seconded by Sikes to adopt Resolution #15-60 to adopt budget for 2015-2016 as advertised; roll call: yeas, Obermier, Sikes, Buller, Bulgrin and Bamesberger; nays, none; motion carried.




WHEREAS, a proposed County Board for the Fiscal Year July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016 prepared by the Budget Making Authority, was transmitted to the County Board on the 1st day of September, 2015.


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Commissioners of York County, Nebraska as follows,


SECTION 1. That the budget for the Fiscal Year July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016, as categorically evidenced by the Budget Document and the same hereby is adopted as the Budget for York County for said fiscal year.

SECTION 2. That the offices, departments, activities and institutions herein named are herby authorized to expend the amount herein appropriated to them during the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2016.

SECTION 3. That the income necessary to finance the appropriations made and expenditures authorized shall be provided out of the unencumbered cash balance in each fund, revenues other than taxation to be collected during the fiscal year in each fund, and tax levy requirements for each fund.


WHEREAS, at the public hearing held on the 1st of September, 2015, on the proposed 2015-2016 York County Budget, the summary of the tentative County Budget as computed against the uncontested valuations of $3,396,236,841 and $2,450,673,344 for County Ambulance was submitted as follows:


County General Fund                              $ 4,983,600.91

Employment Security                                    $ 4,886.53

County Relief                                               $ 14,641.27

State Institutions                                          $ 29,095.96

Debt Service                                               $ 762,006.54

Emergency Mgmt                                         $ 15,558.93

Ambulance                                                  $253,013.21

Total                                                        $ 6,062,803.35


WHEREAS, making no changes or adjustments to the proposed 2015-2016 summary of the County Budget;


NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the York County Board of Commissioners, that the County Budget be adopted.


DATED this 1st day of September, 2015.


Moved by Bamesberger, seconded by Sikes to compensate Brenda Scavo and Amanda Ring $750.00 each for drafting the 2015-2016 budget, roll call; yeas, Bamesberger, Sikes, Obermier, Buller and Bulgrin,  nays none, motion carried.


Nancy Beach met with the Board to discuss abandonment of the Zion Cemetery.  The Board advised the County Attorney to look into an easement and resolution.


Sandy Morrissey, Director of the Region V Systems provided the Board with an update of their services.


Moved by Bulgrin to approve to pay the different of $1,209.90 out of the District Probation Budget for part of the purchase of flip top tables and base w/caster for group room purchase from Eakes Office Solutions. Bulgrin rescinded his motion


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Buller, to table the York County Probation bill from Eakes Office Solutions until the next Board meeting on September 15, roll call; yeas, Bulgrin, Buller, Obermier, Sikes and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.


Committee reports were given.


The Chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 11:16 a.m.  The next meeting will be held September 15, 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