The York County Board of Commissioners met according to law on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. as per notice in the York News Times on September 24, 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 Bulgrin, seconded by Sikes, to approve the minutes of the September 15, 2015, Board of Commissioners meeting; roll call; yeas, Bulgrin, Sikes, Obermier, Buller and Bamesberger; nays none, motion carried.


Moved by Obermier, seconded by Sikes, to adopt the agenda for Tuesday, September 29, 2015; roll call: yeas, Obermier, Sikes, Buller, Bulgrin and Bamesberger; nays none; motion carried.


Dale Radcliff York County Sheriff met with the Board with updates on the Sheriffs vehicles.


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


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Sikes to authorize Highway Superintendent Harvey Keim to rent a 670 G motor grader for on month, from Murphy Tracker in the amount of $7,200.00, roll call; yeas, Bulgrin, Sikes, Obermier, Buller and Bamesberger, nays none motion carried.



There were no General Assistance to come before the Board.



Moved by Obermier, seconded by Bulgrin, to approve the payroll in the amount of $146,298.68 and vendor claims,  roll call;  yeas, Obermier, Bulgrin, Buller, Sikes and Bamesberger; nays, none; motion carried


Fund                  Name                                                           Description                              Total      


General              Jury Fees                                                             2,238.95


Road                   Aurora Cooperative Elevator Co.                                 Fuel                                                              14,087.81

General              Blue Knight Security, Inc.                           Security Contract                         1,500.00

General              Buller, Paul J                                       Reimbursement                                           60.00

General              Cooks Correctional                   Equipment                                                   126.79

General, Rd,

Aging                 Corporate Payment Systems                       Monthly Payment                         2,377.26

General              Davis, Keith                                                 Witness Fees                                       20.00

General              Discovery Benefits, Inc.                              Cobra Monthly                         86.70

Road                   Doremus, Randy                                       Reimbursement                                           28.75

General              Eakes Office Plus                                        Office Supplies                         536.44

General              Fillman Law Offices                                   Court Costs                              228.00

Road                   Flail-Master                                                 Grader Blades                            216.32

Road                   Gale’s Welding, Inc.                                   Equipment Repair                            249.66

General              Galls/Quartermaster LLC                           Uniform Allowance                      93.94

General              Global Tech Inc.                                          Data Processing                     600.00

Road                   Hawk, Jim Truck Trailers Inc.                                 Equipment                                                   45,906.00

Emerg Mgmnt   Hinrichs, Gerald A                                       Reimbursement                                           33.92

General              Home Care Plus                                           Medical-Prisoners                        126.00

General              Hometown Leasing                                     Data Processing/Equip Rental                                                                    708.06

Road                   Hooker Bros. Sand & Gravel, Inc.              Gravel & Royalty                          11,435.20

Road                   HTR Inc. (Klute Truck Equipment)            Equipment Repair                            150.39

Road                   Husker Steel                                                Steel Products                         6,336.00

Hwy Buyback    J.I.L Asphalt Paving Co.                                 Asphalt                                                        6,089.00

General              Jack’s Uniforms & Equipment                   Uniform Allowance                      46.84

General              JEO Consulting Group, Inc.                        Hazard Mitigation                      2,778.75

General              JM Monograms, Inc.                                   Uniform Allowance                      52.80

Road                   Johnson Sand & Gravel Co, Inc.                 Gravel & Royalty                          14,104.34

Road                   Kerford Limestone Company                       Rock                                                             2,463.15

General              Lancaster County Sheriff                            Court Costs                              56.43

General              Larue Distributing, Inc.                                 Equipment                                                   122.24

Road                   Mac Tools Distributor                                 Shop Tools                              232.99

Road                   Mead Lumber Co.                                       Equipment Repair                            293.39

Road                   Medical Enterprises, Inc.                            Safety Equipment                     31.00

Weed                  Miller Seed & Supply Co., Inc.                   Fuel       1.50

General              Moore Medical, LLC                                  Medical-Prisoners                        192.95

General              NE Door & Window LLC                           Building Repair                            212.35

Road                   NMC, Inc.                                                    Equipment Repair                            460.35

General              NE Public Power District                           Electricity                                                    234.76

Relief & Med    Nelson, Beverly A                                       Reimbursement                                           5.00

General              North Office Supply                                    Office Supplies                         330.50

General              Obermier, Randy S                                       Reimbursement                                           90.00

Road                   Overland Sand & Gravel Company            Gravel & Royalty                          3,483.14

Road                   Paulsen, Terry L                                       Reimbursement                                           30.00

Road                   Payne Jr, William D                                       Reimbursement                                           210.00

General, Rd        Perennial Public Power District                           Electricity                                                    355.18

General              Phoenix Supply, LLC                                Equipment                                                   243.67

Road                   Platte Valley Communications                   Radio Equipment                     38.50

General              Polk County Sheriff                                    Court Costs                              6.00

Weed                  Rasmussen Auto Parts                                 Fuel       2.72

State Institute    Region V Systems                                       Miscellaneous                                             2,865.00

General              Secretary of State-Election Division          Dues    50.00

General              Seward County Sheriff                                Court Costs                              18.50

General              Sikes, Jack                                       Reimbursement                                           98.33

Hwy Buyback    Smith, Gary Construction Co Inc.                                 Asphalt                                                        51,019.88

Road                   Standard Battery, Inc.                                  Equipment Repair                            583.80

General              State of NE/DAS Central Finance              Data Processing                     123.60

General              State of NE/Dept Corr Svcs                        Medical-Prisoners                        922.53

General              Steffy, Gene Chrysler Center                      Cars & Trucks                            25,938.00

General              Stephens Law Offices, P.C., L.L.O.            Court Costs                              1,358.50

General              Steube, Sharilyn K                                       Reimbursement                                           96.60


Inherit Tax         Svehla Law Offices                                     Court Costs/Misc.                    8,786.87

General              Urgent Care of York                                    Medical-Prisoners                        90.00

General              Waldron, Nancy                                       Reimbursement                                           121.90

General              Wallingford Sign Co, Inc.                           Cars & Trucks                            403.72

Road                   Weldon Industries, Inc.                               Shop Supplies                         84.55

General              Williams, Eric J. P.C., L.L.O.                     Court Costs                              684.00

Visit Promo       York Area Chamber of Commerce             Special Projects                          10.00

General              York County Court                                      Court Costs                              287.00

Weed                  York County Highway Dept.                       Fuel   360.44

General              York County Sheriff                            Fuel/Misc.                                                   41.23

Road                   York County Treasurer                               Cars & Trucks                            22.00


Emerg Mgmnt   York News-Times                                       Dues  705.65

General              York Printing Company, LLC                     Office Supplies                         1,027.39

General              Zoubek, Gary                                               Mileage Allowance                      161.00




There were no Interfund Transfer to come before the Board.


Moved by Sikes, seconded by Bulgrin, to adopt Resolution #15-65 to set the salary for Cliff Powers and Joann Staehr, roll call: yeas, Sikes, Bulgrin, Buller, Obermier and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.




WHEREAS, the York County Board of Commissioners met at their regular meeting on September 29, 2015 to discuss the salary which the Board set for  Cliff Powers and Joann Staehr which are not under the supervision of Elected Officials.


 BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board has set the salary for Cliff Powers and Joann Staehr to be set as follows.


           Joann Staehr                                       $130.00 Salary

           Cliff Powers                                       $ 70.00 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 29th day of September, 2015.


Moved by Sikes, seconded by Obermier, to adopt Resolution #15-66 to set the salary/wages for the Road Department, 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 29, 2015 to discuss the salary which the Board set for the County Road Employees, which are not under the supervision of Elected Officials.

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

            Tom Mommens                                  $ 54,971.10salary

            George Wochner                                $17.20 hour

            Rick Doremus                                     $17.99 hour

            Justin Jacobsen                                   $17.27hour

            Randy Doremus                                  $23.88 hour

            Max Rea                                             $17.29 hour

            Pat O’Brien                                         $21.61 hour

            Kermith Friesen                                 $17.80 hour

            William Heine                                                $17.17 hour

            Herb Ihde                                            $17.30 hour

            Larry Johnson                                     $17.27 hour

            Casey Keim                                        $ 15.50hour

            Bill Payne                                           $18.92 hour

            Charles Starbuck                                $21.00 hour

            Ryan Minary                                       $ 16.52hour

            Auddie Mills                                      $16.80 hour

            Edward Tritt                                       $16.05 hour

            Gary Van Ness                                    $15.50 hour

            Terry Paulsen                                     $21.06 hour

            David Whiles                                      $16.81 hour

            Steven Bliss                                        $15.62 hour

            Steve Brackhan                                   $17.32 hour

            Lawrence Waiss                                 $17.95 hour

            Kevin Butzke                                      $17.33 hour    

            Matt Kline                                          $14.68 hour

            Rudy Koehler                                     $15.50 hour

            Norman Dickey (seasonal)                 $16.53 hour


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 29th day of September, 2015.




Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Sikes to approve the monthly payment of $19.70 to MIPS to maintain the New Affordable Care Act Programming, roll call; yeas, Bulgrin, Sikes, Obermier, Buller and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Obermier to adopt Resolution #15-67 for the National Manufacturing Day on the first Friday in the month of October, roll call; yeas, Bulgrin, Obermier, Sikes, Buller and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.



WHEREAS, Manufacturing Day is celebrated nationally on the first Friday of the month of October to showcase manufacturers and increase awareness of manufacturing careers, and

WHEREAS, manufacturing jobs are critical to the economy of York County and provide living wages with long-term career opportunities for our residents, and

WHEREAS, York County’s manufacturing sector includes aerospace, material handling equipment, architecture and structural metals, agricultural machinery, plastics and rubber products, metal coating and heat treating, cement and concrete, toy and game, home manufacturing, biofuels, agricultural chemical and seed production, and other metal and agricultural products, which are a significant contributor to  York County’s economy, and

WHEREAS, increasing awareness among students, parents, and the community of local manufacturing careers is essential to encouraging manufacturing pathways, and

WHEREAS, coordinated and aligned efforts of public and private organizations is needed to collectively address the challenges of the skilled labor shortage, and

WHEREAS, by working together with manufacturers, educational system, York County Development Corporation, York Chamber of Commerce, Henderson Chamber of Commerce and other public and private organizations, the skilled labor shortage for short term can be solved, and long-term solutions can be developed, and

            WHEREAS, showcasing the regional commitment to manufacturing in York County will encourage local expansion and attraction from other markets.

            NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the York County Board of Commissioners do hereby recognize the month of October as Manufacturing Awareness and Appreciation Month.

Dated this 29th day of September, 2015


Moved by Obermier, seconded by Sikes, to authorize the Chairman to sign the Nixle Mass Notification System Contract, roll call; yeas, Obermier, Sikes, Buller, Bulgrin and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Obermier, to go into Executive Session at 9:15 a.m. to discuss property,  roll call; yeas, Bulgrin, Obermier, Sikes, Buller and Bamesberger; nays, none; motion carried. 


Moved by Obermier, seconded by Bulgrin, to come out of Executive Session at 10:00 a.m. where no action  was taken; roll call; yeas, Obermier, Bulgrin, Buller, Sikes and Bamesberger; nays, none, motion carried.


Moved by Obermier, seconded by Sikes, to authorize the Chairman to sign the NRIN agreement for adding two (2) additional microwave antennas, roll call; yeas, Obermier, Sikes, Buller, Bulgrin and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.


Recess at 10:03


Moved by Buller, seconded by Sikes, to accept the bid from Sign up, Ltd with the galvanized poles and installation bids, in the amount of 52,125.00, roll call; yeas, Buller, Sikes, Obermier, Bulgrin and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.



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                                                                       

                                                                        $  13,650.00    1400 7ft galvanized posts


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

                                                                        $30,625.00      Total


                                                                        $21,500.00      Installation

                                                                        $52,125.00      Total                                                  


Committee reports were given.


The Chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 10:25 a.m.  The next meeting will be held October 13, 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