The York County Board of Commissioners met according to law on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. as per notice in the York News Times on November 19, 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 and Candace Dick, County Attorney.


  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 November 10, 2015, Board of Commissioners meeting; roll call; yeas, Bulgrin, Obermier, Sikes, Buller and Bamesberger; nays none, motion carried.


Moved by Buller, seconded by Sikes, to adopt the agenda for Tuesday, November 24, 2015; roll call: yeas, Buller, Sikes, Obermier, Bulgrin and Bamesberger; nays none; motion carried.


Brenda Scavo, York County Treasurer, met with the Board with updates on her office and permission to hire her daughter for 4 days.


Harvey Keim met with the Board with updates on the Road Department


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Sikes, to go into Executive Session at 8:34 a.m., also in attendance were Candace Dick, York County Attorney and Dale Radcliff, York County Sheriff; roll call: yeas, Bulgrin, Sikes, Buller, Obermier and Bamesberger; nays, none; motion carried. 


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



There were no General Assistance to come before the Board.



Moved by Sikes, seconded by Obermier to approve the payroll in the amount of $153,495.50 and vendor claims roll call; yeas, Sikes, Obermier, Buller, Bulgrin and Bamesberger; nays, none; motion carried.

Fund                  Name                                                           Description                              Total      


General              Advance Services, Inc.                                Custodial Reg Time                       743.49

Road                   Aurora Cooperative Elevator Co.                                 Fuel                                                              14,616.00

General              Blue Knight Security, Inc.                           Security Contract                         906.00

General              Capital Business Systems, Inc.                   Printing & Publication                    291.68

General              Cash-Wa Candy Company                          Board of Prisoners                        322.80

Aging                 Cash-Wa Distributing Co.                           Health Promotion                      380.07

Road                   Central Valley Ag Cooperative                   Fuel                                                              28,958.66

General              City of Henderson                                       Sheriff Costs                              5,000.00

General              Clerk of the Supreme Court                        Court Costs                              125.00

General              Cornerstone Bank                                        Data Processing                     45.00

Road                   Cornhusker Cleaning Systems Inc.             Shop Supplies                         112.01

General, Road    Corporate Payment Systems                       Monthly Payment                         2,135.55

General              Coventry Healthcare of NE, Inc.                 Friedli Cobra                             645.54

Road                   Cross-Dillon Tire                                        Tire Repair                            48.00

General              CWC of York, Inc.                                      Office Equipment                     34.75

General              Douglas County Sheriff                              Sheriff’s Fees                                7.21

General, Aging  Eakes Office Plus                                        Office Supplies                         9,730.63

Aging                 Eckard, Linda                                              Mileage Allowance                      82.80

General              Employee Data Forms of MO LLC            Office Supplies                         23.00

General              Erdkamp Motors Inc.                                  Fuel   290.55

General              Fillman Law Offices                                   Court Costs                              589.00

General              Foreman’s Painting                                     Building & Ground                           768.44

General              Galls/Quartermaster                                    Uniform Allowance                      386.95

General              General Fire and Safety Equipment            Maintenance Agreement                     115.94

General, Aging  Grand Central Foods                                   Board of Prisoners                        3,980.63

General, Road    Great Plains Pest Management                   Maintenance Agreement                     40.00

General              Green, Carla E                                       Reimbursement                                           23.06

General              GT Distributors, Inc.-Austin                       Uniform Allowance                      27.95

General              Hamilton County Sheriff                            Court Costs                              32.47

Aging                 Hines, Janet K                                       Reimbursement                                           95.02

General              Home Care Plus                                           Medical-Prisoners                        126.00

General              Hometown Leasing                                     Equipment Rental                            194.99

Road                   Hooker Bros. Sand & Gravel, Inc.              Gravel & Royalty                          4,055.92

Road                   Hotsy Equipment Co.                                  Building & Ground                           271.56

Road                   HTR Inc. (Klute Truck Equipment)            Equipment Repair                            141.46

General              Hy-Tec Auto Service                                   Fuel     43.77

General              Intellicorp                                       Miscellaneous                                             25.95

Road                   Island Supply Company, The                      Equipment Repair                            66.00

General              Jackson Services Inc.                                  Maintenance Agreement                     94.00

General              JM Monograms, Inc.                                   Uniform Allowance                      158.95

Road                   Johnson Sand & Gravel Co, Inc.                 Gravel & Royalty                          4,493.44

Road                   Johnson Trucking                                       Miscellaneous Contracts                             1,129.74

Road                   Kerford Limestone Company                       Rock                                                             6,842.70

Road                   Kimball Midwest                                        Shop Supplies                         465.09

General              Kopchos Sanitation, Inc.                                 Garbage                                                       193.00

Road                   Kroeker Grain & Lumber Co, Inc.              Road & Bridge                            80.10

General              Lancaster County Sheriff                            Court Costs                              28.24

Road                   Lichti Bros Oil Co Inc.                                 Fuel                                                              15,020.99

General              Lincoln Orthopaedic Center                        Medical-Prisoners                        247.00

General              Malouf & Associates                                  Janitorial Supplies                         961.95

Road                   Mead Lumber Co.                                       Road & Bridge                            43.92

General              Microfilm Imaging Systems, Inc.               Data Processing                     339.00

General              Mogul’s Transmission, Inc.                        Fuel   318.61

Road                   Myers Tire Supply-Kansas City #16          Tire Repair                            24.70

General              Naber’s Locksmith Service                         Building & Ground                           48.72

General              NE Clerks of District Ct Assoc                   Dues    25.00

General              NE State Bar Association                            Dues  240.00

General                                                   Court Costs                              4.00

Road                   NMC Exchange LLC                                   Equip Repair/Supplies             3,729.17

General              North Office Supply                                    Office Supplies                         12.58

General              O’Keefe Elevator Company, Inc.                Building & Ground                           467.85

Road                   O’Reilly Auto Parts                                     Equipment Repair                            227.43

Road                   Overland Sand & Gravel Company            Road & Bridge                            478.29

General              Peavey Company, Lynn                              Drug & Alcohol Test                  38.10

General              Perennial Public Power District                           Electricity                                                    153.05

Road                   Petro Lube/TA Operating LLC                   Equipment Repair                            280.23

General              Phoenix Supply, LLC                                Equipment                                                   355.88

General              Physicians Laboratory Services PC            Autopsy Costs                              1,590.00

General              Platte County Sheriff Dept.                         Court Costs                              28.89

Road                   Rasmussen Auto Parts                                 Shop Tools/Supplies               368.30

Road                   RDO Truck Center Co.                                Equipment Repair                            657.24

State Institute    Region V Systems                                       Miscellaneous                                             2,674.00

Road                   Sapp Bros. Petroleum, Inc.                                       Supplies/Fuel                                               529.90

General              Seams Possible                                            Uniform Allowance                      35.00

Road                   Sellers Equipment, Inc.                               Equipment Repair                            712.52

General, Aging  Service Press                                               Printing & Publication                    87.30

Road                   Snap-On Tools                                             Shop Tools                              69.29

Aging                 Spartan Stores, LLC.                                   Health Promotion                      3,804.43

Road                   Standard Battery, Inc.                                  Shop Supplies                         13.44

General              State of NE/DAS Central Finance              Data Processing                     123.60

General              Stephens Law Offices, P.C., L.L.O.            Court Costs                              3,990.00

General              Suddarth, Lori                                       Miscellaneous                                             550.00

General              Svehla Law Office                                       Court Costs                              1,354.00

General              Thomson Reuters/West Payment Center    Legal Fees                                2,426.68

Road                   Truck Center Companies                            Equipment Repair                            601.64

General              Urgent Care of York                                    Medical-Prisoners                        270.00

General              Verizon Wireless Services LLC                 Telephone Service                           383.44

Road                   Village of McCool Junction                         Water/Sewer                                                45.00

General              Waldron, Nancy                                          Court Costs                              92.15

General              Walgreens                                                    Medical-Prisoners                        1,594.00

General              Williams, P.C., L.L.O., Eric J.                    Court Costs                              209.00

General, Aging,

911 Emergency  Windstream Communications                    Telephone Service                           1,456.42

Aging                 York Area Chamber of Commerce             2016 Home Show                              50.00

General              York County Highway Dept.                       Fuel   424.07

General              York County Sheriff                                       Supplies/Court Costs                                   140.09


Inherit Tax         York County Treasurer                               Inter-Fund Transfers                        31,498.86

Road                   York Equipment, Inc.                                  Equip Repair/Supplies             704.21

General              York General Hospital                                Drug & Alcohol Test                  648.00

General, Aging,

Visit Promo       York News-Times                                       Printing & Publication                    907.70

General              York Printing Company, LLC                     Data Processing/Supplies      212.49



There were no Interfund Transfers at this time.


Annually, the Board must designate a county newspaper for publication purposes.


Moved by Obermier, seconded by Sikes, to designate the York News-Times as the county newspaper for publication purposes for the year 2016; roll call: yeas, Obermier, Sikes, Buller, Bulgrin and Bamesberger; nays, none; motion carried.


Requests were received from local financial institutions to be approved as depositories for county funds.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Sikes, to adopt Resolution #15-81 approving the York State Bank, Cornerstone Bank, Henderson State Bank, Midwest Bank and Union Bank as depositories for the County for 2016; roll call: yeas, Bulgrin, Sikes, Buller, Obermier and Bamesberger; nays none; motion carried.




BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of York County, Nebraska, that during the year 2016, and for the remainder of the term of Brenda Scavo as York County Treasurer, or until further directed by this Board that the following named institutions, upon their several requests duly filed and made a part of the Resolution shall be depositories for the funds of York County, Nebraska, to wit:


Cornerstone Bank, York, Nebraska

Henderson State Bank, Henderson/York, Nebraska

Midwest Bank, York, Nebraska

Union Bank, York, Nebraska

York State Bank, York, Nebraska


PROVIDED that the aforesaid banks, each and all of them shall meet with all requirements imposed by the laws of the State of Nebraska, regarding proper bonds and securities for any deposits made in said bank.


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer of York County, Nebraska, is hereby directed and authorized to deposit the funds of York County, Nebraska, during the year, 2016, and for the remainder of the term of the said Brenda Scavo, as County Treasurer, or until further directed by this Board, in the depositories above named in this Resolution.


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Brenda Scavo, County Treasurer, may when the amount of money which she desires to deposit in the various depositories within the County exceeds fifty percent of the combined stock and surplus on any one individual depository; PROVIDED said depositories for such excess deposits shall furnish additional bond of securities as the case may be, and shall comply in all respects with the requirements imposed by the laws of the State of Nebraska.


Dated this 24th day of November, 2015


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Sikes, to adopt Resolution #15-82 setting the percentage of funds to be transferred from the General Fund to the Road Fund for fiscal year 2016-2017 at 44.56%; roll call: yeas, Bulgrin, Sikes, Obermier, Buller and Bamesberger; nays none; motion carried.




WHEREAS, the York County Board of Commissioners at its regular meeting on November 24, 2015, discussed the fact that on September 1, 2015, the proposed budget statement for the County Road fund was adopted, such total budget being in the sum of $4,555,000.00.  There are funds to be transferred from the County General Fund to the County Road Fund in the approximate amount of $2,220,592.66; and


WHEREAS, the amount of revenue in the General Fund to be generated from Property Taxes is set at $4,983,600.91;


NOW BE IT RESOLVED, that the York County Treasurer shall transfer 44.56% of the 2015-2016 taxes collected for the County General Fund be transferred to the County Road Fund as per the adopted budget.


Dated this 24th day of November, 2015


Bids were opened as advertised in the York News Times on November 3, 10 and 17, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. for the purchase of a New Motor Grader.  The following bids were received.


Murphy Tractor          2016 770 GP               $229,000.00    Machine Price

                                                                        $ 55,000.00     Trade In

                                                                        $174,000.00    Bid Price


                                    2016 670 GP               $211,000.00    Machine Price

                                                                        $ 55,000.00     Trade In

                                                                        $156,000.00    Bid Price


NMC                           2016 12M3                 $239,000.00    Machine Price

                                                                        $ 73,500.00     Trade In

                                                                        $165,500.00    Bid Price


                                    2015 12M3                 $225,000.00    Machine Price

                                                                        $ 73,500.00     Trade In

                                                                        $151,500.00    Bid Price        


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Buller,  to accept the bid from NMC to purchase the 2015 Caterpillar 12M3    in the amount of $151,500.00, with attachments of Auto-Articulation in the amount of $1,385.00 and a Stable Grade in the amount of $3,540.00 for a total of $156,425.00, roll call; yeas, Bulgrin, Buller, Obermier, Sikes and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.


Bids were opened as advertised in the York News Times on November 3, 10 and 17, 2015 at 9:20 a.m. for the purchase of a Truck/Tractor.  The following bids were received.


Sahling Kenworth, Inc            2016 T800 DC $124,975.00 Bid Price


Freightliner                             2017 SD122                $117,985.00 Bid Price


Freightliner                             2017 SD122                $122,690.00 Bid Price


NMC                                       2017 CT660                $138,493.00 Bid Price


NMC                                       2017 CT660                $125,900.00 Bid Price


NMC                                       2017 CT660                $130,817.00 Bid Price


RDO Truck Center                 2017CXU 613             $116,303.82 Bid Price                                               


Moved by Obermier, seconded by Bulgrin, to accept the recommendation from the Highway Superintendent Harvey Keim for the purchase a 2016 Kenworth T800 DC Truck/Tractor in the amount of $124,975.00, roll call; yeas, Obermier, Bulgrin, Buller, Sikes and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.


Moved by Sikes, seconded by Buller, to approve the York County Juvenile Services Comprehensive Community Plan for another 3 year term, December 1, 2015 thru December 1, 2018 roll call; yeas, Sikes, Buller, Bulgrin, Obermier and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.


Moved by Obermier, second by Bulgrin, to sign an Agreement for 911 phone system, roll call; yeas, Obermier, Bulgrin, Buller, Sikes and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded, by Sikes to amend Resolution14-2 to read The Noxious Weed Department Head should be under the Direction and Supervision of the York County Highway Superintendant, this will also be changed on the Noxious Weed Job Description, roll call; yeas, Bulgrin, Sikes, Buller, Obermier and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.


A Public Hearing was held at 9:45 as published in the York News Times on November 19, 2015 to hear support, criticism, suggestions or observations relating to making York County a Livestock Friendly Designation.  Present at the hearing were: County Commissioners Bulgrin, Bamesberger, Obermier, Sikes and Buller.


The public that was in attendance were in favor of York County becoming a Livestock Friendly Designation.


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


 The Board tabled the make application to the Nebraska Department of Agriculture to Declare York County Livestock Friendly, to the next Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday December 8, 2015.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Buller, to authorize the Chairman to sign an agreement with JEO Architecture, Inc, to assist with the review and evaluation of the existing York County Courthouse, in an effort to master plan specific county programs and services within the existing courthouse building or other location (s), roll call; yeas, Bulgrin, Buller, Sikes, Obermier and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.


Cal Strong and Michelle Kingsley with Strong Financial met with the Board with updates on York County Insurance.


 The Board approved that Rex Heiden York County Surveyor, to locate and set corners for the E & W ¼ Section 2, Township 10 and Range 2, and W1/4 Section 7, Township 10 and Range 1.


Ben Royal, Bret Ehmen and Todd Drapal with Cornerstone Insurance met with the Board to discuss Health Insurance.


Larry Dix and Judd Allen with NACO met with the Board to discuss Health insurance.


Committee reports were given.


The Chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 11:08 a.m.  The next meeting will be held December 8, 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