The York County Board of Commissioners met according to law on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. as per notice in the York News Times on December 17, 2015, with Chairman Bill Bamesberger presiding, with Jack Sikes, Randy Obermier, and Paul Buller.  Also present at the meeting was Melanie Wilkinson, correspondent for the York News Times, Kelly Turner, County Clerk.


  The agenda of the meeting was posted on the bulletin board in the County Clerk’s office and a copy of the agenda was made available to each Commissioner.


Bamesberger announced that the Open Meetings Act was posted outside the door along with copies in the back of the Board Room.  Proof of publication was also available.


Moved by Obermier, seconded by Buller, to approve the minutes of the December 8, 2015, Board of Commissioners meeting; roll call; yeas, Obermier, Buller, Sikes and Bamesberger; nays, none, Bulgrin absent, motion carried.


Moved by Buller, seconded by Sikes, to adopt the agenda for Tuesday, December 22, 2015; roll call: yeas, Buller, Sikes, Obermier and Bamesberger; nays, none; Bulgrin absent, motion carried.


Commissioner Kurt Bulgrin arrived at the meeting at 8:32 a.m.


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


Gene Fischer, Fillmore County resident, wanted to know, what is the process to display items on the Courthouse yard



There were no General Assistance to come before the Board.



Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Obermier, to approve the payroll in the amount of $145,939.36 and vendor claims, with added claim to Vanguard Appraisals, Inc in the amount of $9,550.00 and Business Broker Corp in the amount of $6,079.97 roll call; yeas, Bulgrin, Obermier, Sikes and Bamesberger; nays, none; Buller absent motion carried.

Fund                  Name                                                           Description                              Total      


Road                   A & L Trucking, LLC                                       Miscellaneous                                             8,290.62

General              Advance Services, Inc.                                Custodial Reg Time                       687.17

Road                   Allied Oil & Supply, Inc.                            Fuel   761.20

General              Aurora HW Corporation/Vet Clinic                             Equipment                                                   13.50

General              Blue Knight Security, Inc.                           Security Contract                         654.00

General              Burda, Megan                                              Mileage Allowance                      69.81

General              Bushnell, Dena C                                       Reimbursement                                           42.53

Road                   Car Parts Inc.                                               Shop Tools/Supplies               187.32

General              Cash-Wa Candy Company                          Board of Prisoners                        312.44

Aging                 Cash-Wa Distributing Co.                           Health Promotion                      1,140.27


Debt Services    Cornerstone Bank                                        Data Processing/Bond            25,110.00

Road                   Cornhusker Cleaning Systems Inc.             Shop Supplies                         47.82

General, Rd,

Aging                 Corporate Payment Systems                       Monthly Payment                         1,862.58

Road                   Cross-Dillon Tire                                        Tire Repair                            209.00

General              CWC of York, Inc.                                      Office Equipment                     16.00

General              Dept of Health & Human Services             Medical-Prisoners                        18.00

General              Des Moines Stamp MFG Co.                      Office Supplies                         272.00

Fed Drug Law    Digital Ally                                       Miscellaneous                                             8,050.00

General              Discovery Benefits, Inc.                              Cobra-Monthly                         86.70

General              Douglas County Treasurer                          Autopsy Costs                              250.00

General, Aging,

Rd, Rel&Med    Eakes Office Plus                                        Office Equipment                     2,067.22

General              Electronic Systems, Inc-2                           Maintenance Agreement                     60.00

Road                   Farmers Cooperative                                   Tire Repair                            119.90

Road                   Fastenal Industrial & Const Supply            Shop Supplies/Tools               336.18

Road                   Filter Care                                                   Equipment Repair                            176.00

Road                   Flail-Master                                                 Grader Blades                            76.54

General              Galls/Quartermaster                                    Uniform Allowance                      258.90

General              General Fire and Safety Equipment            Safety Equipment                     358.80

General              Gillespie, Joshua J                                       Reimbursement                                           6,473.61

General, Rd        Global Tech Inc.                                          Data Processing                     812.50

General, Aging  Grand Central Foods                                   Board of Prisoners                        3,076.13

General, Rd        Great Plains Pest Management, Inc.           Building & Ground                           284.00

Road                   Hawk Truck Trailers Inc., Jim                    Shop Tools                              88.00

General              Heiden Surveying                                        Surveyor Contract                         3,604.25

General              Hiebner Body Shop                                     Cars & Trucks                            253.00

Aging                 Hines, Janet K                                       Reimbursement                                           6.35

General              Hoblyn, Nancy                                             Mental Health Board                 47.50

General              Hometown Leasing                                     Data Processing                     863.06

General              Jackson Services Inc.                                  Maintenance Agreement                     94.00

General              JM Monograms, Inc.                                   Uniform Allowance                      40.45

Road                   Johnson Sand & Gravel Co, Inc.                 Gravel & Royalty                          29,973.12

Road                   Johnson Trucking                                       Miscellaneous                                             825.84

Road                   Kerford Limestone Company                       Rock                                                             2,792.88

General              Kopchos Sanitation, Inc.                                 Garbage                                                       234.00

General              Lancaster County Sheriff                            Court Costs                              48.66

General              Larue Distributing, Inc.                                 Equipment                                                   122.24

General              Liermann’s Service                                     Fuel     60.95

General              Lincoln Orthopedic Center                         Medical-Prisoners                        166.00

General              Manatron, Inc.                                             Data Processing                     100.00

Road                   McDaniel, Scott                                          Road Equipment                     1,000.00

Road                   Mead Lumber Co.                                       Shop Tools                              634.12

Road                   Medical Enterprises, Inc.                            Safety Equipment                     62.00

Aging                 Merklinger, Jerri A                                       Reimbursement                                           149.20

General              Microfilm Imaging Systems, Inc.               Data Processing                     339.00

General              Mid-American Research Chemical            Janitorial Supplies                         106.00

Visit Promo       Midwest Meetings                                       Printing & Publication                    500.00

Road                   Midwest Service & Sales                            Shop Supplies                         2,861.30

General              MIPS Inc.                                                     Data Processing                     552.35

General, Rd        Mogul’s Transmission, Inc.                        Fuel 1,086.05

General              NE Assoc. of County Officials                         Dues                                                             2,427.85

State Institute    NE Health and Human Services                  Monthly Payment                         537.00

General              NE State Bar Association                            Office Supplies                         40.00

General, Rd        NE State Fire Marshal                                 Maintenance Agreement                     600.00

General                                                   Court Costs                              3.00

Road                   NMC Exchange LLC                                   Equipment Repair                            10,483.10

General              North Office Supply                                    Office Supplies                         97.39

Road                   O’Reilly Auto Parts                                     Equipment Repair                            60.83

General              Obermier, Randy S                                       Reimbursement                                           90.00

Road                   OfficeNet                                                     Office Equipment                     272.40

Road                   Overland Sand & Gravel Company            Building & Ground                           7,173.00

General              Paper Tiger Shredding                                Monthly Payment                         35.00

General              Peavey Company, Lynn                              Drug & Alcohol Test                  128.40

Road                   Penner’s Tire & Auto, Inc.                          Tire Repair                            256.61

Road                   Perennial Public Power District                           Electricity                                                    82.64

General              Phoenix Supply, LLC                                Equipment                                                   370.00

General              Physicians Laboratory Services PC            Autopsy Costs                              900.00

Road                   Plains Equipment Group                                       Repair/Supplies                                           1,759.31

Road                   Platte Valley Communications                   Equipment Repair                            274.50

Road                   Power Plan                                                   Equipment Repair                            4,742.94

Road                   Pyramid Tarp & Repair, LLC                                       Repair/Supplies                                           132.20

Road                   Ramada Inn Kearney NE                                  Lodging                                                       199.90

Road, Weed       Rasmussen Auto Parts                                       Repair/Supplies                                           438.04

Road                   RDO Truck Center Co                                 Equipment Repair                            512.20

State Institute    Region V Systems                                       Miscellaneous                                             2,483.00

Road                   Rockmount Research & Alloys, Inc.          Equipment Repair                            337.46

Road                   Sahling Kenworth Inc.                                 Equipment Repair                            9.72

Road                   Sapp Bros. Petroleum, Inc.                          Fuel 4,567.80

General              Schlender, Kevin                                         Court Costs                              18,661.00

General              Sixteenth Street Car Wash                                       Miscellaneous                                             200.00

General              Skip’s Radiator & Automotive                   Cars & Trucks                            342.53

Road                   Snap-On Tools                                             Shop Tools                              133.25

Aging                 Spartan Stores, LLC.                                   Health Promotion                      2,221.14

General              State of NE/DAS Central Finance              Monthly Payment                         123.60

General              Stephens Law Offices, P.C., L.L.O.            Court Costs                              921.50

General              Steube, Sharilyn K                                       Reimbursement                                           87.88

Road                   Superior Signals Inc.                                   Equipment Rental                            222.84

General              Thomson Reuters/West Payment Center    Legal Fees                                2,499.48

General              Trans Union Risk and Alternative                     Equipment                                                   111.75

General              Turner, Kelly B                                       Reimbursement                                           108.56

General              Urgent Care of York                                    Medical-Prisoners                        188.00

General              Verizon Wireless Services LLC                 Telephone Service                           280.07

Road                   Village of McCool Junction                         Water/Sewer                                                45.00

General              Waldron, Nancy                                          Court Costs                              696.35

General              Walgreens                                                    Medical-Prisoners                        1,025.29

Road                   Weldon Industries, Inc.                               Equipment Repair                            22.28

911 Emergency  Windstream Communications                    Telephone Service                           947.88

General              York Ace Hardware                                     Grounds Repair                            190.45

Visit Promo       York Area Chamber of Commerce                                       Miscellaneous/Equip                                   663.39

General              York County Court                                      Court Costs                              816.00

General, Weed   York County Highway Dept.                       Fuel 2,692.81

General              York County Sheriff                                       Miscellaneous                                             2,090.90

Road                   York Equipment, Inc.                                  Equipment Repair                            1,542.47

General, Rd        York General Hospital                                Medical-Prisoners                        1,528.55

General, Rd

Visit Promo,

Aging                 York News Times                                        Printing & Publication/Dues           1,017.89

General              York Printing Company, LLC                     Office Supplies                         12.00



Moved by Sikes, seconded by Bulgrin, to adopt Resolution #15-85 to transfer $5,000.00 from Inheritance Tax Fund to State Institutions Fund, roll call; yeas, Sikes, Bulgrin, Obermier and Bamesberger, nays, none, Buller absent, motion carried.



WHEREAS, the York County Board of Commissioners met at their regular meeting on the 22nd day of December 2015, to discuss and act on an emergency created in the funds available in the State Institutions Fund; and


WHEREAS, operating expenses have unexpectedly exceeded revenue; and


WHEREAS, the York County Board of Commissioners has been advised by the County Clerk that a deficit appropriation in the sum of $5,000.00; and


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the York County Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $5,000.00 from the Inheritance Tax Fund to the State Institutions Fund. 


DATED this 22nd day of December, 2015


Moved by Sikes, seconded by Buller, to go into Executive Session at 9:02 a.m., with Cornerstone Insurance, Candace Dick, County Attorney, Harvey Keim, Highway Superintendent and Amanda Ring, Deputy County Clerk, roll call: yeas, Sikes, Buller, Bulgrin, Obermier and Bamesberger; nays, none; motion carried. 


Moved by Buller, seconded by Obermier, to come out of Executive Session at 9:33 a.m. where no action took place; roll call: yeas, Buller, Obermier, Sikes, Bulgrin and Bamesberger; nays, none, motion carried.


Moved by Buller, seconded by Sikes, to table hiring a new employee for the Extension Office through UNL until Candace Dick, County Attorney has time to read the Interlocal Agreement, roll call; yeas, Buller, Sikes, Obermier, Bulgrin and Bamesberger, nays, none, motion carried


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Obermier to approve Coventry Insurance with a HRA as York County Health Insurance with an effective date of February 1, 2016 roll call; yeas, Bulgrin, Obermier, Sikes and Bamesberger, nays, none, Buller abstain, motion carried.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Sikes, to go into Executive Session at 11:02 a.m. for personnel issue, with Candace Dick County Attorney, Harvey Keim, Highway Superintendent , roll call: yeas,  Bulgrin, Sikes, Obermier and Bamesberger; nays, none; motion carried. 


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Obermier, to come out of Executive Session at 11:15 a.m. where no action took place; roll call: yeas, Bulgrin, Obermier, Sikes, Buller and Bamesberger; nays, none, motion carried.


FEE REPORTS (reports were reviewed and placed on file)

County Clerk, November 2015                                             $14,752.11

Clerk of the District Court, November, 2015                        $ 2,354.46

Sheriff, October, 2015                                                             $5,809.19

Sheriff, November 2015                                                          $5,547.91                  


County Treasurer – Fund Balances as of November 30, 2015

General                                                                            $ 1,343,293.65

Roads                                                                                  $ 405,224.18

Highway Bridge Buy Back Prog                                         $146,476.98

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                                                       $ 15,310.98

Employment Security                                                          $ 25,335.10

Area on Aging                                                                      $ 26,551.60

Relief & Medical                                                                 $ 14,921.75

State Institutions                                                                    $ 1,791.45

Veterans Aid Fund                                                               $ 28,897.22

Busy Wheels                                                                           $ 7,662.73

STOP                                                                                      $ 8,715.33

York Co Drug Fund                                                              $ 15,074.10

Federal Drug Law Enf Sheriff                                               $ 9,829.53

Fed Drug Law Enf Cty Atty                                                 $ 13,056.81

Debt Service                                                                       $ 233,843.49

Inheritance Tax                                                                $ 2,400,505.63

911 Wireless Serv                                                                 $38,744.83

911 Wireless Serv Holding                                                 $183,826.12

Emergency Mgmt                                                                 $ 68,408.32

Law Enforc/911 Comm                                                    $1,000,000.00

Noxious Weed Dist                                                              $ 14,593.67

Ambulance                                                                           $ 17,018.56

911 Emergency                                                                   $ 137,386.71

CDBG                                                                                          $ 10.01

Co Visitors Impr Fund                                                       $ 177,084.00

Visitors Promotion                                                             $ 110,639.50


Committee reports were given.


The Chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 11:15 a.m.  The next meeting will be held January 5, 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