The York County Board of Commissioners met according to law on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. as per notice in the York News Times on February 25, 2016, with Chairman Bill Bamesberger presiding, with Kurt Bulgrin, Randy Obermier, Paul Buller and Jack Sikes.  Also present at the meeting was Melanie Wilkinson, correspondent for the York News Times, Luke Fochtman correspondent with KAWL and 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 Obermier to approve the minutes of the February 16, 2016, Board of Commissioners meeting; roll call: yeas, Sikes, Obermier, Buller, Bulgrin and Bamesberger ; nays, none; motion carried.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Sikes, to adopt the agenda for Tuesday March 1, 2016, roll call: yeas; Bulgrin, Sikes, Obermier, Buller and Bamesberger; nays, none; motion carried.


Dale Radcliff met with the Board with update on the Sheriff Department


Amanda Ring met with the Board with update on the Budget


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


Kelly Turner met with the Board with concerns with Cornerstone Insurance



There were no General Assistance at this time.



Moved by Buller, seconded by Bulgrin, to approve the payroll in the amount of $152,138.03 and vendor claims with an added claim to Nebraska Supreme Court Attorney Services Division in the amount of $123.00 roll call: yeas; Buller, Bulgrin, Obermier, Sikes and Bamesberger; nays; none; motion carried.


Fund                  Name                                                           Description                              Total      


Road                   A & L Trucking, LLC                                       Miscellaneous Contract                              1,989.69

General              Adams County Sheriff                                Court Costs                              6.50

Road                   Aero Industries, Inc.                                    Equipment Repair                            614.15

General              Blue Knight Security, Inc.                           Security Contract                         924.00

Road                   Brackhan, Steve                                       Reimbursement                                           100.00

General              Bredenkamp, Patricia                          Retirement                                                   10.00

General              Capital Business Systems, Inc.                   Office Supplies                         301.68

General              Cash-Wa Candy Company                          Board of Prisoners                        918.63

General              Central Nebraska Refrigeration                  Building & Ground                           462.02

General              Central States Telecom, Inc.                       Capital Outlay                            29,388.88

General              Chances R Restaurant and Lounge                                       Miscellaneous                                             512.33

General              Consolidated Management Company         Dues    28.50

General, Aging,

Rd, Fed Drug     Corporate Payment Systems                       Monthly Payment                         4,661.26

General              Coventry Healthcare of NE, Inc.                 Friedli Cobra                             934.58

General              Cuda, Sharon                            Retirement                                                   10.00

General              CWC of York, Inc.                                      Office Equipment                     12.50

Road                   Dan’s Construction, Inc.                             Building & Ground                           1,600.00

General              Dugan Business Forms                                Office Supplies                         332.71


Child Support    Eakes Office Plus                                        Office Supplies                         1,342.83

General              Fillman Law Offices                                   Court Costs                              5,766.23

Road                   General Fire and Safety Equipment            Safety Equipment                     224.00

General              Global Tech Inc.                                          Data Processing                     425.73

General, Aging  Green, Carla E                                       Reimbursement                                           132.64

General              Hall County Court                                       Court Costs                              4.75

General              Hall County Sheriff                                     Court Costs                              9.42

General              Hecht, Harry                              Retirement                                                   16.00

Aging                 Hines, Janet K                                       Reimbursement                                           33.57

General              Home Care Plus                                           Medical-Prisoners                        172.00

General              Hometown Leasing                                     Office Equip/Rental                  646.20


Hwy Buyback    JEO Consulting Group, Inc.                        Capital Outlay                            1,869.14

Road                   Kliewer Oil Acct, Dennis                            Fuel   401.67

General              Lancaster County Sheriff                            Court Costs                              8.28

Road                   Mainelli Wagner & Associates, Inc.                                 Engineering                                                 815.55

General              Moses Motor Co.                                         Fuel     52.47

General              NE Clerks of District Ct Assoc.                  Dues    35.00

State Institute    NE Health and Human Services                  Monthly Payment                         885.00

General              NE Public Health Environmental Lab        Drug & Alcohol Test                  210.00

General              NE Public Power District                           Electricity                                                    3,278.32

Weed                  NE Weed Control                                        Dues  120.00

General              NMC Exchange LLC                                   Maintenance Agreement                     2,004.00

General              North Office Supply                                    Office Supplies                         42.69

General, Rd        Perennial Public Power District                           Electricity                                                    663.34

General              Physicians Laboratory Services PC            Autopsy Costs                              190.00

General              Pottawattamie County Clerk of Court        Court Costs                              24.49

Aging                 Ramp, Paul                                                  Senior Citizen Entertainment   50.00

General              Rasmussen Auto Parts                                 Fuel   126.81

General              Reetz, Melvin                           Retirement                                                   12.00

State Institute    Region V Systems                                       Miscellaneous                                             1,910.00

General              Rhodes, Teresa                                            Dues    35.00

Road                   Safety-Kleen Systems                                 Shop Supplies                         351.50

General              Secretary of State-Election Div.                 Voting Supplies                         30.00

General              Sequoia Consulting Group                                       Miscellaneous                                             854.47

General              Skip’s Radiator & Automotive                   Cars & Trucks                            79.45

Road                   Snap-On Tools                                             Shop Tools                              85.00

General              Stahr and Associates                                   Contractual Services                         200.00

General              Standard Appraisal Service Inc.                  Appraiser’s Fees                                534.00

General              State of NE/DAS Central Finance              Data Processing                     123.60

General              State of NE/Dept Correctional Svcs           Board of Prisoners                        1,538.28

General              Stephens Law Offices, P.C., L.L.O.            Court Costs                              1,301.50

General              Suddarth, Lori                                       Miscellaneous                                             550.00

General              Svehla Law Offices                                     Court Costs                              2,408.40

General              Telephone Systems of Nebraska, Inc.         Capital Outlay                            500.00

General              Thompson, Kacee L                                       Reimbursement                                           58.95

General              Thomson Reuters/West Payment Center    Legal Fees                                2,583.36

General              Time Warne Cable                                      Internet Service                           760.00

General              Walgreens                                                    Medical-Prisoners                        1,795.53

General              Wurm & Associates, JS                              Court Costs                              992.00

Aging                 York Area Senior Center                             Monthly Donation                        355.56

Road                   York County Court                                       Miscellaneous                                             373.00

General              York County Sheriff                            Equipment                                                   2,366.26

Road                   York County Treasurer                               Machinery & Equip                         32.00

General              York General Hospital                                Medical-Prisoners                        9,334.37

General              York Medical Clinic PC                              Medical-Prisoners                        69.58

General              York News Times                                        Printing & Publication                    234.50



There were no interfund transfer at this time.


Moved by Obermier, seconded by Bulgrin to approve that Chris Johnson will assume the duties of Deputy York County Public Defender. Mr. Johnson will be compensated at 1/12 of the Public Defenders salary, in the amount of $4,596.75, for approximately four (4) weeks, roll call; yeas, Obermier, Bulgrin, Buller, Sikes and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Buller to except the recommendation from Megan Burda, York County Extension Office, to hire an Extension Assistance with a salary of $34,500.00, roll call; yeas, Bulgrin, Buller, Sikes, Obermier and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.


Moved by, Obermier, seconded by Sikes, to write a letter to Senator Kolterman concerning bills pending before legislature, LB 936, LB 960 and LB 958, roll call; yeas, Obermier, Sikes, Buller, Bulgrin and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.


Moved by Obermier, seconded by Sikes, to go into executive session at 9:24 a.m., Harvey Keim, Highway Superintendent  was also present; roll call: yeas; Obermier, Sikes, Buller, Bulgrin and Bamesberger; nays, none; motion carried.


Moved by Sikes, seconded by Buller, to come out of executive session at 9:47: a.m. which no action was taken; roll call: yeas; Sikes, Buller, Bulgrin, Obermier and Bamesberger; nays, none; motion carried.


Committee reports were given.


The Chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 9:58a.m.  The next meeting will be held March 15, 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