The York County Board of Commissioners met according to law on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. as per notice in the York News Times on September 10, 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 Sikes, seconded by Bulgrin, to approve the minutes of the September 1, 2015, Board of Commissioners meeting; roll call; yeas, Sikes, Bulgrin, Buller, Obermier and Bamesberger; nays none, motion carried.


Moved by Obermier, seconded by Sikes, to adopt the agenda for Tuesday, September 15, 2015; roll call: yeas, Obermier, Sikes, Buller, Bulgrin 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.



There were no Interfund Transfer to come before the Board.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Obermier to approve Resolution #15-61 to set the wages for the County Employees which is not under the Supervision of Elected officials, roll call; yeas, Bulgrin, Obermier, Sikes, Buller and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.



WHEREAS, the York County Board of Commissioners met at their regular meeting on September 15, 2015 to discuss the salary which the Board set for the County Employees which are not under the supervision of Elected Officials.


 BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board has set the wage for the County Employees to be set as follows.


Beverly Nelson           $16.90 per hour

Susan Stahr                 $12.90 per hour

Stephanie Stanley       $12.90 per hour

Jerri Merklinger         $16.26 per hour

Carla Green                $12.67 per hour

Paula Rollins              $11.12 per hour

Janet Hines                 $11.48 per hour

Dora Smith                 $10.35 per hour

Norm Johnson            $9.74 per hour

Rachael Crowdell       $13.85 per hour

Dennis Crowell           $17.31 per hour

Penny Hulse                $11.94 per hour

Ila Chapman               $17.14 per hour

Doug Deprez               $19.62 per hour

Gerald Hinrichs          $11.12 per hour

Bob Sautter                 $41,117.60 salary

Gerald Peterson          $54,033.00 salary

Lori Byers                   $37,809.96 salary

Harvey Keim              $62,000.00 salary


BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED, that from the first pay-period of October, 2015 to last pay period in September, 2016, the above wages are hereby adopted for the above County Employees.


Dated this 15 day of September, 2015.


Moved by Sikes, seconded by Obermier to approve Resolution #15-62 to set a pay increase to the Deputy Clerk, Deputy Assessor, Deputy Treasurer, Deputy County Attorney and Deputy Clerk of the District Court, roll call; yeas, Sikes, Obermier, Buller, Bulgrin and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.




WHEREAS, the York County Board of Commissioners met at their regular meeting on September 15, 2015 to discuss the salary  for the Deputy Clerk, Deputy Assessor, Deputy Treasurer, Deputy County Attorney and Deputy Clerk of the District Court.


 BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board has set the wage for the Deputy Clerk, Deputy Assessor, Deputy Treasurer, Deputy County Attorney and Deputy Clerk of the District Court to be set as follows.



Deputy County Clerk, Amanda Ring                                                                                                                                                                                     $21.47 per hour

Deputy County Assessor, Janet Veleba                                                                                                                                                                                 $20.51per hour

Deputy County Treasurer, Gia Adelson                                                                                                                                                                                 $21.00 per hour

Deputy County District Court, Mary Johnson                                                                                                                                                                       $20.68 per hour

Deputy County Attorney, Benjamin Dennis                                                                                                                                                                          $57,000.00 a year


BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED, that from the first pay-period of October, 2015 to the last pay period in September, 2016, the above wages are hereby adopted for the above Deputy Officials in the above offices.


Dated this 15th day of September, 2015.


Moved by Sikes, seconded by Obermier, to approve Resolution #15-63 to amend Resolution #15-57 to change Waco Cemetery Preliminary Levy from $4,351.00 to 7,351.00, roll call; yeas, Sikes, Obermier, Buller, Bulgrin and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.



                WHEREAS, the York County Board of Commissioners met at their regular meeting on the15th day of September 2015, to amend Resolution #15-57, and


                WHEREAS, the Board is amending Resolution #15-57 to read, Waco Cemetery District $7,351.00, and


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, with the correction of Waco Cemetery District from $4,351.00 to $7,351.00, which did not change the Maximum Cemetery Levy.







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 15th day of September, 2015.



Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Buller to appoint Harvey Keim as the authorized representative for York County Roads for Federally declared disaster DR4225, roll call; yeas, Bulgrin, Buller, Obermier, Sikes and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.


Moved by Obermier, seconded by Bulgrin to authorize the chairman to sign a letter regarding LR 313          (study on the state expressway system), roll call; yeas, Obermier, Bulgrin, Sikes, Buller and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Sikes to renew the Certificate of Cost Allocation Plan with Sequoia Consulting Group, roll call; yeas, Bulgrin, Sikes, Obermier, Buller and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.


Moved by Sikes, seconded by Buller to approve Resolution #15-64 to reappoint Tom Vaught to the Veterans Service Committee for the term of July 1, 2015 thru June 30, 2020, roll call; yeas, Sikes, Buller, Bulgrin, Obermier and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.




WHEREAS, the Board has been advised by the Veterans Service Committee that Tom Vaught term is up, and


WHEREAS, the Board has been advised that Tom Vaught is willing to be reappointed for the term July1, 2015 through June 30, 2020, and


NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that Tom Vaught is hereby reappointed to the York County Veterans Service Committee from July 1, 2015 thru June 30, 2020.


Dated this 15th day of September, 2015.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Obermier, to go into Executive Session at 9:18 a.m. to discuss personnel matters roll call: yeas, Bulgrin, Obermier, Sikes, Buller  and Bamesberger; nays, none; motion carried. 


Moved by Sikes, seconded by Buller, to come out of Executive Session at 9:57 a.m. where no action  was taken; roll call: yeas, Sikes, Buller, Bulgrin, Obermier and Bamesberger; nays, none, motion carried.



Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Buller, to approve the payroll in the amount of $151,382.60 and vendor claims, with the added claim to Eakes Office Solutions,  in the amount of $1,993.16 and removing State of Nebraska District #5 Probation in the amount of $26,544.00; roll call;  yeas, Bulgrin, Buller, Sikes, Obermier and Bamesberger; nays, none; motion carried.


Fund                  Name                                                           Description                              Total      


Road                   AA Wheel & Truck Supply, Inc.                 Equipment Repair                            186.29

Road                   Aurora Cooperative Elevator Co.                                 Fuel                                                              14,271.60

Visit Promo       Avery Outdoor                                             Media-Advertising                    250.00

General              Black Hills Energy                                      Heating Fuels                              21.60

Inherit Tax         Blue Valley Behavioral Health                   Specialized Programs                       5,000.00

General              Bredenkamp, Patricia                          Retirement                                                   10.00

General              Business Telecommunication Systems      Building & Ground Repair               882.27

Road                   Car Parts Inc.                                               Shop Supplies                         36.62

Inherit Tax         Casa for York County                                       Intergovernmental                                       32,225.00


Visit Promo       Cash-Wa Candy Company                          Board of Prisoners/Supplies         1,671.31

Aging                 Cash-Wa Distributing Co.                           Health Promotion                      1,024.12

General              City of York                                       Intergovernmental                                       6,135.00

Ambulance        City of York-Ambulance                            Misc-City of York                               51,500.00

General              Cornerstone Bank                                        Data Processing                     45.00

General              Cornerstone Insurance Group                     Office Supplies                         50.00

Road                   Cornhusker Cleaning Systems Inc.             Shop Supplies                         258.96

General              Coventry Healthcare of NE. Inc.                 Insurance Reimbursement             645.54

Road                   Cross-Dillon Tire                                        Tire Repair                            5,012.60

General              Cuda, Sharon                            Retirement                                                   10.00

General              CWC of York, Inc.                                      Office Supplies                         105.50

General              Custer County Sheriff                                 Court Costs                              18.50


Visit Promo       Eakes Office Plus                                        Office Supplies                         1,094.71

General              Erdkamp Motors Inc.                                  Fuel   162.15

Road                   Farmers Cooperative                                   Tire Repair                            714.30

General              Fillman Law Offices                                   Court Costs                              1,539.00

Road                   Filter Care                                                   Equipment Repair                            114.10

Road                   Five Star Truck Center-York                      Tire Repair                            55.00

Visit Promo       Flagship Publishing, Inc.                             Dues  300.00

Road                   Friesen, Kermith D                                       Reimbursement                                           30.00

Road                   Gale’s Welding, Inc.                                   Steel Products                         433.56

General              Galls/Quartermaster LLC                           Uniform Allowance                      181.22

Road                   Geneva Implement Co, Inc.                         Equipment Repair                            101.00

Fed Drug Law    Gillespie, Joshua J                                       Reimbursement                                           699.00

General              Global Tech Inc.                                          Data Processing/Equip           848.65

General              Grafton Law Offices, P.C., L.L.O.              Court Costs                              1,073.50

General, Aging  Grand Central Foods                                       Supplies/Health Promotion                         3,866.06

General              Harlan County Sheriff                                 Court Costs                              18.50

Road                   HDS White Cap Const Supply                    Shop Tools                              1,256.99

General              Hecht, Harry                              Retirement                                                   16.00

Visit Promo       Henderson Chamber of Commerce                     Grants                                                          2,933.01

Road                   Henderson Hardware                                   Shop Supplies                         20.07

Aging                 Hines, Janet K                                       Reimbursement                                           55.20

General              Hometown Leasing                                     Equipment Rental                            335.00

General              Hy-Tec Auto Service                                   Fuel     84.77

Hwy Buyback    J.I.L. Asphalt Paving Co.                                 Asphalt                                                        32,332.19

General, Road    Jackson Services Inc.                                       Agreement/Supplies                                    240.08

General              JM Monograms, Inc.                                   Uniform Allowance                      45.30

Road                   Johnson Trucking                                       Miscellaneous                                             1,684.73

Road                   Kimball Midwest                                        Shop Supplies                         253.67

General              Kopchos Sanitation, Inc.                                 Garbage                                                       183.00

Visit Promo       Lamar Companies, The                               Media-Advertising                    490.00

General              Lancaster County Sheriff                            Mental Health Board                 22.42

General              Larue Distributing, Inc.                                 Equipment                                                   160.32

Road                   Lawson Products, Inc.                                 Shop Supplies                         164.00

Road                   Mac Tools Distributor                                 Shop Tools                              49.99

General              Malouf & Associates                                  Janitorial Supplies                         890.45

General              Merrick Co, Neb Sheriff/Civil Srvce          Court Costs                              19.21

General              Microfilm Imaging Systems, Inc.               Data Processing                     431.00

General              Mid-American Research Chemical                                        Supplies/Equipment                                    435.05

General              Midwest Auto Fire Sprinkler Co.               Maintenance Agreement                     150.00

Road                   Midwest Pump and Equipment Co.            Building & Grounds                         80.00

Road                   Miller Seed & Supply Co, Inc.                    Equipment Repair                            18.00

General              MIPS                                                            Data Processing                     1,373.43

General              Mogul’s Transmission, Inc.                        Fuel 1,403.56

General              Naber’s Locksmith Service                         Building & Grounds                         14.88

General              NE Assoc. of County Officials                   Dues    90.00

General              NE Assoc. of Professional Veterans           Dues  150.00

General              NE Public Health Environmental Lab        Drug & Alcohol Test                  210.00

General, Road    NE Public Power District                           Electricity                                                    676.51

Road                   NE Salt & Grain Co.                                   Road & Bridge                            1,497.38

General              North Office Supply                                    Office Supplies                         68.95

Road                   O’Reilly Auto Parts                                     Equipment Repair                            67.26

Road                   OfficeNet                                                     Office Equipment                     215.34

General              Paper Tiger Shredding                                Monthly Fee                                 35.00

General, Road,

Visit Promo       Perennial Public Power District                           Electricity                                                    339.87

General              Peterson, Elizabeth                                      Mileage Allowance                      108.79

General              Peterson, Gerald W                                       Reimbursement                                           159.28

General              Phoenix Supply, LLC                                Equipment                                                   434.19

Road                   Plains Equipment Group                             Equipment Repair                            922.65

General              Postmaster                                                   Postal Services                         144.00

Road                   Power Plan                                                   Equipment Repair                            1,206.54

Road                   Rasmussen Auto Parts                                 Shop Supplies                         91.05

Road                   RDO Truck Center Co.                                Equipment Repair                            196.52

General              Reetz, Melvin                           Retirement                                                   12.00

General              Region V Systems                                       Mental Health Service               5,970.50

Road                   Safety-Kleen Systems                                 Shop Supplies                         351.50

Road                   Sahling Kenworth Inc.                                 Cars & Trucks                            124,473.00

Road                   Sapp Bros Petroleum, Inc.                           Fuel 4,655.60

Visit Promo       Sautter, Robert R                                       Reimbursement                                           303.25

Emerg Mgmnt   Seward County Courthouse                         Gary Petersen                         3,846.61

Road                   Snap-On Tools                                             Shop Tools                              45.25

General              Stahr and Associates                                   Contractual Services                         200.00

General              Stanley, Stephanie R                                       Reimbursement                                           103.50

Road                   Starbuck, Charles L                                       Reimbursement                                           30.00

General              State of NE/DAS Central Finance              Equipment Rental                            448.00

General              Steffy, Gene                                                 Cars & Trucks                            25,938.00

Road                   Superior Signals Inc.                                   Equipment Repair                            403.13

Road                   Thermo King Christensen                           Equipment Repair                            268.00

General              Time Warner Cable                                     Dues    84.76

General              Trans Union Risk & Alternative                     Equipment                                                   110.00

Road                   Truck Center Companies                            Equipment Repair                            448.73

General              Urgent Care of York                                    Medical-Prisoners                        315.00

Visit Promo       USA Outdoor II, LLC                                  Media-Advertising                    390.00

General, Road    Verizon Wireless Services LLC                 Telephone Services                         797.54

Road                   Village of Bradshaw                       Electricity                                                    25.76

Road                   Village of McCool Junction                         Water/Sewer                                                45.00

General              Walgreens                                                    Medical-Prisoners                        611.57

Visit Promo       Web Tech Solutions                                       Miscellaneous                                             25.00

Visit Promo       Wessels Living History Farm                              Grants                                                          12,644.86

General, Road,

Aging, E911,

911, Rel&Med   Windstream Communications                    Telephone Service                           4,639.98

General              Wollenburg, Nicholas L                                       Reimbursement                                           30.00

General, Road    York Ace Hardware                                     Repair/Shop Tools                              457.19

Inherit Tax         York Adopt-A-Pet                                       Specialized Program                         4,000.00

Visit Promo       York Area Chamber of Commerce                                       Miscellaneous                                             507.30

Visit Promo       York County Ag Society                           Grants                                                          3,000.00

Visit Promo       York County Development Corp                                       Miscellaneous                                             1,069.78

General              York County District Court                        Court Costs                              699.00

General              York County Highway Dept.                       Fuel 2,969.38

General              York County Sheriff                                    Office Supplies/Equipment      37.51

General              York Dental Associates, P.C.                      Medical-Prisoners                        230.00

Road                   York Equipment, Inc.                                  Equipment Repair                            265.98

Road                   York Farm Supply LLC                              Equipment Repair                            188.07

General              York General Hospital                                D & A Test/ Physical Capacity          511.50


Visit Promo       York News Times                                        Printing & Publication                    1,848.60

General              York Printing Company, LLC                     Office Supplies                         155.91

General              York Promotional Products                        Printing & Publication                    646.43


Bids were opened as advertised in the York News Times on August 27 and 29, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. for the Rural Addressing Sign Project.  The following bids were received.


Midwest Service and Sales Co

602 Rd 5                                                         $15,000.00      1300 signs with numbers and 100 blank signs             Schuyler, Ne 68662                                                                18” long, 6” high, .080 thick with 4” numbers

Schuyler, Ne68661                                         $  7,406.00      1400 7ft green delineator posts with tapered end                                                                                                      for mounting

                                                                        $  1,200.00      3,000 #18 Cherry Mate Rivets

                                                                        $23.606.00      Total


Sign Up, LTD                                                 $15,625.00      1300 signs with numbers and 100 blank signs             1387 Kendall Young Road                                                     18” long, 6” high, .080 thick with 4” numbers          Webster City, Iowa                                                                       

                                                                        $  9,828.00      1400 7ft green delineator posts with tapered                                                                                                                         end for mounting

                                                                        $  1,350.00      3,000 #18 Cherry Mate Rivets

                                                                        $26,803.00      Total


                                                                        $21,500.00      Installation


Recess as the Board of Commissioners at 10:15 a.m.                                                          


FEE REPORTS (reports were reviewed and placed on file)

County Clerk, August 2015                                                   $17,957.64

Clerk of the District Court, August, 2015                              $7,199.22      

Sheriff, July 2015                                                                    $5,605.02      


County Treasurer – Fund Balances as of July 31, 2015

General                                                                             $2,129,636.47

Roads                                                                                   $849,801.39

Highway Bridge Buy Back Prog                                         $257,078.30

Adult Diversion                                                                       $4,377.68                                                                                                                                                      

Juvenile Diversion                                                                  $1,913.75

Child Support Enforcement Cty Atty                                   $18,958.09

Reappraisal                                                                            $64,243.50

ROD Preservation Fund                                                        $13,152.48

Employment Security                                                           $24,986.95

Area on Aging                                                                       $14,711.11

Relief & Medical                                                                  $15,257.95

State Institutions                                                                     $5,861.52

Veterans Aid Fund                                                                 $28897.22

Busy Wheels                                                                            $7,210.02

STOP                                                                                       $7,900.33

York Co Drug Fund                                                               $15,074.10

Federal Drug Law Enf Sheriff                                              $15,250.91

Fed Drug Law Enf Cty Atty                                                  $13,056.81

Debt Service                                                                        $173,220.34

Inheritance Tax                                                                 $3,227,023.48

911 Wireless Serv                                                                 $17,224.39

911 Wireless Serv Holding                                                 $183,826.12

Emergency Mgmt                                                                  $80,067.67

Noxious Weed Dist                                                                 $1,951.60

Ambulance                                                                            $53,219.13

911 Emergency                                                                    $134,018.78

CDBG                                                                                           $10.01

Co Visitors Impr Fund                                                        $164,037.69

Visitors Promotion                                                              $113,341.61


Committee reports were given.


The Chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 10:25 a.m.  The next meeting will be held September 29, 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