The York County Board of Commissioners met according to law on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. as per notice in the York News Times on January 14, 2016, with Chairman Bill Bamesberger presiding, with Kurt Bulgrin, Randy Obermier, Paul Buller and Jack Sikes.  Also present at the meeting was Kelly Turner, York 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 Buller to approve the minutes of the January 5, 2016, Board of Commissioners meeting; roll call: yeas, Sikes, Buller, Bulgrin, Obermier  and Bamesberger ; nays, none; motion carried.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Obermier, to adopt the agenda for Tuesday January 19, 2016, roll call: yeas; Bulgrin, Obermier, Sikes, Buller and Bamesberger; nays, none; motion carried.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Sikes to nominate Bill Bamesberger as the County Board of Equalization Chairman and that nominations cease; roll call: yeas, Bulgrin, Sikes, Buller and Obermier; nays, none; Bamesberger abstained; motion carried.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Buller to nominate Jack Sikes as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Equalization and that nominations cease; roll call: yeas, Bulgrin, Buller, Obermier, Sikes and Bamesberger  nays, none; motion carried.


Moved by Sikes, seconded by Buller, to go into executive session at 8:34 a.m.; 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 8:49 a.m. which no action was taken; roll call: yeas; Buller, Obermier, Sikes, Bulgrin and Bamesberger; nays, none; motion carried.


Moved by Obermier, seconded by Bulgrin, to accept an agreement with Cornerstone Insurance that they will incur the cost of the HRA and York County would reimburse Cornerstone Insurance every two weeks, roll call; yeas, Obermier, Bulgrin, Buller, Sikes and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.


Doug Deprez, Weed Superintendent presented his annual report.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Sikes to authorize the Chairman to sign the annual weed reports; roll call: yeas, Bulgrin, Sikes, Obermier, Buller and Bamesberger; nays, none; motion carried.



There were no General Assistance at this time.



There were no interfund transfer at this time.



Moved by Sikes, seconded by Obermier, to approve the payroll in the amount of $163,908.69 and vendor claims, roll call: yeas; Sikes, Obermier, Buller, Bulgrin and Bamesberger; nays; none; motion carried.


Fund                  Name                                                           Description                              Total      


Road                   Allied Oil & Supply, Inc.                            Fuel   170.45

Road                   Aurora Cooperative Elevator Co.                                 Fuel                                                              12,084.30

Road                   Autocraft (Dent Pulr, LLC)                         Equipment Repair                            17.00

Visit Promo       Avery Outdoor                                             Media-Advertising                    250.00

Road                   Bauer Built Tire Inc.                                   Tire Repair                            5,227.90

General              Bender & Co, Matthew                               Court Costs/Dues                     272.32

General              Blue Knight Security, Inc.                           Security Contract                         858.00

General              Bredenkamp, Patricia                          Retirement                                                   10.00

General              Burda, Megan                                              Mileage Allowance                      170.37

Road                   Car Parts Inc.                                               Shop Supplies                         102.84

General              Cash-Wa Candy Company                          Board of Prisoners                        1,588.98

Road                   CCP Industries Inc.                                      Shop Supplies                         236.77

Visit Promo       Community Publishers                                Printing & Publication                    632.00

General              Contryman Associates, P.C.                        Audit Costs                              7,500.00

Road                   Cornhusker Cleaning Systems Inc.             Shop Supplies/Equip Repair  381.42

General, Rd,

Aging                 Corporate Payment Systems                       Monthly Payment                         2,399.23

Road                   Cross-Dillon Tire                                        Tire Repair                            6,485.76

General              Cuda, Sharon                            Retirement                                                   10.00

General              CWC of York, Inc.                                      Office Supplies                         537.00

General              Discovery Benefits, Inc.                              Cobra Monthly                         86.70

General, Aging,

Rd,                     Eakes Office Plus                                        Office Supplies                         1,624.44

Aging                 Eckard, Linda                                              Mileage Allowance                      73.60

Road                   Fastenal Industrial & Const Supply            Equipment Repair                            13.13

General              Fed Ex                                                          Postal Services                         48.40

General              Fillman Law Offices                                   Court Costs                              171.00

Visit Promo       Flagship Publishing, Inc.                             Printing & Publication                    280.00

Road                   Friesen, Kermith D                                       Reimbursement                                           30.00

Road                   General Fire and Safety Equipment            Safety Equipment                     294.35

General              Gillespie, Joshua J                                       Reimbursement                                           170.00

General              Global Tech Inc.                                          Data Processing                     376.17

General, Aging  Grand Central Foods                                   Board of Prisoners/Health            3,760.06

General, Rd        Great Plains Pest Management                   Janitorial Supplies                         128.00

Road                   Hansen International Truck Inc.                  Equipment Repair                            203.85

General              HealthPort                                       Miscellaneous                                             34.08

General              Hearn, Steve                                                Court Costs                              20.00

General              Hecht, Harry                              Retirement                                                   16.00

Aging                 Hines, Janet K                                       Reimbursement                                           70.62

Visit Promo       Holthus Convention Ctr Foundation           Printing & Publication                    1,279.03

General              Hometown Leasing                                     Office Equipment Rental          1,507.31

Road                   Hotsy Equipment Co.                                  Building & Ground                           203.57

Road                   HTR Inc. (Klute Truck Equipment             Equipment Repair                            46.11

General, Rd        Jackson Services Inc.                                       Agreement/Supplies                                    167.04

Road                   Jensen Lumber Company                            Shop Supplies                         221.62


Inherit Tax         JEO Consulting Group                                Hazard Mitigation/Misc            4,662.00

Road                   Johnson Sand & Gravel Co, Inc.                 Gravel & Royalty                          15,537.21

Road                   Johnson Trucking                                       Miscellaneous                                             5,559.31

Road                   Keim, Harvey F                                       Reimbursement                                           102.00

Road                   Kerford Limestone Company                       Rock                                                             16,823.65

Road                   Kimball Midwest                                        Shop Supplies                         492.21

General              Kopchos Sanitation, Inc.                                 Garbage                                                       193.00

Visit Promo       Lamar Companies, The                               Media-Advertising                    490.00

General              Lancaster County Sheriff                            Court Costs                              18.00

General              Legband, Darlene                                        Court Costs                              20.00

Road                   Lichti Bros Oil Co Inc.                                 Fuel                                                              12,577.43

Road                   Mac Tools Distributor                                 Shop Supplies                         28.99

General              Mann-Bonds, Ginnie                                   Court Costs                              20.00

General              Mann, John Edward                                     Court Costs                              20.00

General              Mason Electric                                            Building & Ground                           1,071.95

Road                   Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc.                               Shop Supplies                         382.06

General, Rd        Mead Lumber Co.                                       Office Equipment                     580.17

Road                   Medical Enterprises, Inc.                            Safety Equipment                     93.00

General              Melvin, Amanda                                          Court Costs                              36.20

Visit Improve    Meredith Corporation                                 Media-Advertising                    4,300.00

General              Metz Mortuary                                            Autopsy Costs                              225.00

General              Microfilm Imaging Systems, Inc.               Data Processing                     339.00

General              Mid America First Call, Inc.                       Autopsy Costs                              392.60

General              Mid-American Research Chemical            Janitorial Supplies                         510.00

General              Mid-States Organized Crime Info Ctr        Sheriff Costs                              100.00

Road                   Midwest Machinery & Supply Co.             Guard Posts                              750.00

Road                   Midwest Pump and Equipment Co.            Building & Ground                           85.24

General              MIPS Inc.                                                     Data Processing                     1,417.13

General              Mogul’s Transmission, Inc.                        Fuel   189.48

General              Moore Medical, LLC                                  Medical-Prisoners                        183.23

Road                   Myers Tire Supply-Kansas City                 Shop Tools                              31.50

General, Rd        Naber’s Locksmith Service                         Grounds Repair                            38.72

Visit Promo       NACVB Treasurer                                       Special Projects                          200.00

Visit Promo       NE Czechs of York                               Grants                                                          2,500.00

State Institute    NE Health and Human Services                  Monthly Payment                         465.00

Visit Improve    NET-Foundation for Radio                         Media-Advertising                    956.25

Road                   NMC Exchange LLC                                   Equipment Repair/Supplies             1,193.42

General              North Office Supply                                    Office Supplies                         459.62

Road                   O’Reilly Auto Parts                                     Equipment Repair                            586.39

Road                   OfficeNet                                                     Office Supplies/Equip              101.90

General              Ouren, William                                           Autopsy Costs                              150.00

General              Paper Tiger Shredding                                       Miscellaneous                                             35.00

Road                   Paulsen, Terry L                                       Reimbursement                                           30.00

Road                   Penner’s Tire & Auto, Inc.                          Tire Repair                            209.88

General, Rd,

Visit Promo       Perennial Public Power District                           Electricity                                                    357.82

Road                   Pieper Plumbing & Well Drilling Inc.        Building & Ground                           4.01

Road                   Plains Equipment Group                             Equip Repair/Shop Supplies    461.96

General, Rd        Platte Valley Communications                   Equipment Repair                            618.35

Road                   Power Plan                                                   Equipment Repair                            529.00

Road                   Rasmussen Auto Parts                                 Shop Tools/Supplies               576.46

Road                   RDO Truck Center Co.                                Equipment Repair                            381.70

General              Reetz, Melvin                           Retirement                                                   12.00

General              Region V Services                                       Mental Retardation                    6,081.00

General              Region V Systems                                       Mental Health Services             5,970.50

Road                   Sahling Kenworth Inc.                                 Equipment Repair                            2,380.53

Road                   Sapp Bros. Petroleum, Inc.                                       Fuel/Supplies                                               1,281.83

Visit Promo       Sautter, Robert R                                       Reimbursement                                           75.33

Emerg Mgmnt   Seward County Courthouse                         Gary Petersen                         3,857.87

Road                   Shur-Co, LLC                                              Equipment Repair                            200.57

Aging                 Spartan Stores, LLC                                    Health Promotion                      1,838.54

General              Stahr and Associates                                   Contractual Services                         200.00

Road                   Standard Battery, Inc.                                  Equipment Repair                            78.95

Road                   Starbuck, Charles L                                       Reimbursement                                           30.00

General              State of NE DAS Central Finance               Equipment Rental                            448.00

General              Stecker, James C                                         Judge Costs                              42.79

Road                   Sutter, Richard F                                       Reimbursement                                           50.00

General              Svehla Law Offices                                     Court Costs                              350.90

Road                   Thermo King Christensen                           Equipment Repair                            98.66

General              Trans Union Risk and Alternative                     Equipment                                                   110.00

Road                   Trausch Dynamics                                       Equipment Repair                            181.47

Road                   Truck Center Companies                            Equip Repair/Supplies             126.88

Visit Promo       USA Outdoor II, LLC                                  Media-Advertising                    390.00

Road                   Van Kirk Bros. Contracting                        Road & Bridge                            12,646.72

General              Vanguard Appraisals, Inc.                           Data Processing                     27,590.00

General, Rd        Verizon Wireless Services LLC                 Telephone Service                           802.81

Road                   Village of Bradshaw                       Electricity                                                    24.46

Road                   Village of McCool Junction                         Water/Sewer                                                45.00

Visit Promo       Web Tech Solutions                                       Miscellaneous                                             25.00

Road                   Weldon Industries, Inc.                               Equipment Repair                            421.59

Visit Promo       Wessels Living History Farm                              Grants                                                          7,355.14

General, Aging,

E911, Rd,

911 Emergency  Windstream Communications                    Telephone Service                           3,509.19

General, Rd        York Ace Hardware                                     Office Supplies/Tools               666.15

Visit Promo       York Area Chamber of Commerce             Office Equipment                     91.98

Aging                 York Area Senior Center                             Monthly Donation                        355.56

Visit Promo,

Inherit Tax         York County Development Corp                Office Supplies/Misc.               80,846.93

General              York County District Court                        Court Costs                              584.00

General, Weed   York County Highway Dept.                       Fuel 2,993.03

General              York County Sheriff                                       Miscellaneous                                             4,094.76

General              York County Treasurer                               Inter-Fund Transfer                         14,998.86

General              York Dental Associates, P.C.                      Medical-Prisoners                        339.00

Road                   York Equipment, Inc.                                  Shop Supplies/Equip Repair  493.56

General              York General Hospital                                Medical-Prisoners                        6,881.90


Visit Promo       York News Times                                       Dues/Printing & Publication                       956.07

Visit Promo       Yorkshire Playhouse                                   Dues  175.00


Committee assignments for 2016 were reviewed.


Moved by Obermier, seconded by Bamesberger to approve the County Board Committee Assignments for 2016; with adding Nick Wollenburg to the Safety and Security Committee and adding a Health Insurance Committee, of Randy Obermier, Jack Sikes and Amanda Ring, roll call: yeas, Obermier,  Bamesberger Sikes, Buller and Bulgrin; nays, none; motion carried.




Blue Valley Community Action:                   Kurt Bulgrin & Bill Bamesberger

Buildings & Grounds:                                                Paul Buller & Bill Bamesberger

County Health Coalition:                               Kurt Bulgrin & Bill Bamesberger

County Relief:                                                            Jack Sikes & Paul Buller

Economic Development (YCDC):                 Kurt Bulgrin & Randy Obermier

Juvenile Services:                                          Jack Sikes & Randy Obermier

Landfill Board:                                               Kurt Bulgrin & Paul Buller

Region V:                                                       Bill Bamesberger & Kurt Bulgrin

SENDD:                                                          Kurt Bulgrin & Randy Obermier

York County Aging Services:                                    Jack Sikes & Randy Obermier

Four Corners Health:                                      Jack Sikes & Bill Bamesberger (alternate)

GIS Steering Committee:                               Kurt Bulgrin, Randy Obermier, Ann Charlton, Dale Radcliff & Rex Heiden

Road Dept Liaison:                                        Paul Buller & Bill Bamesberger

Emergency Liaison:                                       Kurt Bulgrin & Randy Obermier

Veterans Liaison:                                           Jack Sikes & Bill Bamesberger

Safety & Security                                           Jack Sikes, Paul Buller, Dale Radcliff, Sharilyn Steube, Denny                                                                  Crowell, Candace Dick, Harvey Keim, Lori Byers, Nick                                                                             Wollenburg & Gary Petersen                                                

Employee Manual:                                         Elected Officials & Department Heads

Chamber of Commerce:                                 Randy Obermier & Paul Buller

Visitors Promotion Liaison:                          Randy Obermier & Paul Buller

Budget Committee:                                        Brenda Scavo, Amanda Ring, Bill Bamesberger & Jack Sikes

First Net Committee:                                     Paul Buller, Bill Bamesberger, Dale Radcliff

Technology Committee:                                Jack Sikes, Brenda Scavo

Legislature Committee:                                 Kurt Bulgrin

Health Insurance Committee:                        Randy Obermier, Jack Sikes, Amanda Ring


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Sikes, to approve the 2014-2015 York County Audit, roll call: yeas, Bulgrin, Sikes, Obermier, Buller and Bamesberger, nays none; motion carried.


Benjamin Dennis updated the Board on the Well Head Protection Regulations


Moved by Bamesberger, seconded by Obermier, to authorize the Chairman to sign the grant application for the Road Department, Area on Aging and Extension for a Storm Shelter, roll call, yeas, Bamesberger, Obermier, Sikes, Buller and Bulgrin nays none, motion carried.


Harvey Keim met with the Board with updates on the Road Department and the One and Six Projects.


Moved by Bulgrin, Seconded by Buller, to approve the repair of a Motor Grader for the Road Department, roll call; yeas, Bulgrin, Buller, Sikes, Obermier and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Bamesberger, to table to the next meeting the Interlocal Agreement with Extension Office/UNL and York County, roll call; yeas, Bulgrin and Bamesberger, nays Obermier, Sikes and Buller, motion failed.


Moved by Obermier, seconded by Buller, to inter into an Interlocal Agreement with the Extension Office/UNL and York County, roll call; Obermier and Buller, nays Bulgrin, Sikes and Bamesberger, motion failed.


Scott Erickson, with Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc, met with the Board with cost savings on printers/copiers.




Moved by Sikes, seconded by Bulgrin, to up the Boot Allowance for the Road Department to $100.00 a year, effective date January 19, 2016, roll call; yeas, Sikes, Bulgrin, Buller, Obermier and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.


FEE REPORTS (reports were reviewed and placed on file)

County Clerk, December 2015                                              $24,668.15

Clerk of the District Court, December 2015                          $1,937.64

Sheriff, December 2015                                                          $7,330.32


County Treasurer – Fund Balances as of December 30, 2015

0100 General                                                                    $1,519,262.71

0300 Roads                                                                          $436,036.13

0650 Highway Bridge Buy Back Program                          $146,476.98

0666 Adult Diversion                                                              $4,377.68

0676 Juvenile Diversion                                                         $1,913.75

0985 Child Support Enforcement Cty Atty                          $18,958.09

0990 Visitors Promotion                                                    $ 116,307.14

0995 Co Visitors Impr Fund                                               $191,431.36

1100 Reappraisal                                                                   $64,243.50

1150 ROD Preservation Fund                                               $15,890.48

1200 Employment Security                                                  $26,042.61

1300 Area on Aging                                                              $40,686.12

1500 Relief & Medical                                                         $16,551.76

1700 State Institutions                                                            $7,410.36

1900 Veterans Aid Fund                                                       $28,897.22

2200 Busy Wheels                                                                   $8,113.35

2355 STOP                                                                              $9,215.33

2360 York Co Drug Fund                                                      $15,074.10

2410 Federal Drug Law Enf                                                    $1,779.53

2411 Federal Drug Law Cty Att                                            $13,056.81

2601 Debt Service                                                               $319,741.93

2700 Inheritance Tax                                                        $2,502,957.50

2913 911 Wireless Serv                                                        $38,172.37

2914 911 Wireless Serv Holding                                        $183,826.12

2915 Emergency Mgmt                                                         $66,818.62

2940 Law Enforcement/911 Comm                                 $1,000,000.00

5400 Noxious Weed Dist                                                      $10,121.76

5502 Ambulance                                                                 $142,500.53

5907 911 Emergency                                                        $1,000,000.00      


The Commissioners conducted there quarterly jail visit.


Committee reports were given.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Buller, to go into executive session at 11:50 a.m.; roll call: yeas; Bulgrin, Buller, Sikes, Obermier and Bamesberger; nays, none; motion carried.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Buller to come out of executive session at 12:20 p.m. which no action was taken; roll call: yeas; Bulgrin, Buller, Obermier, Sikes, and Bamesberger; nays, none; motion carried.


The Chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 12:21 p.m.  The next meeting will be held February 2, 2016 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