The York County Board of Commissioners met according to law on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. as per notice in the York News Times on April 7, 2016, with Chairman Bill Bamesberger presiding, with Kurt Bulgrin, Randy Obermier and Paul Buller, Jack Sikes was absent.  Also present at the meeting was Melanie Wilkinson, correspondent for the York News Times, Luke Fochtman, correspondent for the KAWL radio 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 Bulgrin, seconded by Buller to approve the minutes of the March 29, 2016, Board of Commissioners meeting; roll call: yeas, Bulgrin, Buller, Obermier and Bamesberger ; nays none; Sikes absent, motion carried.


Moved by Obermier, seconded by Buller, to adopt the agenda for Tuesday April 12, 2016, roll call: yeas; Obermier, Buller, Bulgrin and Bamesberger; nays none; Sikes absent, motion carried.


Harvey Keim Highway Superintendant met with the Board with update on the Road department.



There were no General Assistance at this time.



Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Obermier, to approve the payroll in the amount of $146,629.44 and vendor claims, roll call: yeas; Bulgrin, Obermier, Buller and Bamesberger; nays none; Sikes absent, motion carried.


Fund                  Name                                                           Description                              Total      


Road                   A & L Trucking, LLC                                       Miscellaneous                                             577.22

Road                   Ace Irrigation and MFG                              Culverts                                                       7,163.00

Visit Promo       Avery Outdoor                                             Media-Advertising                    250.00

General              Bamesberger, William H                                       Reimbursement                                           416.16

Road                   Baum Hydraulics Corp                                Shop Supplies                         50.79

General, Rd        Black Hills Energy                                      Heating Fuels                              2,407.55

General              Blue Knight Security                                   Security Contract                         1,854.00

General              Buffalo County Sheriff Dept.                      Court Costs                              19.25

General              Cash-Wa Candy Company                          Board of Prisoners                        1,500.99

Aging                 Cash-Wa Distributing Co.                           Program Supplies                         77.56

General              Central Nebraska Refrigeration                  Building & Ground                           2,541.25

General              Charlton, Ann L                                       Reimbursement                                           486.85

General, Rd        City of York                               Water/Sewer                                                2,090.12

General              City of York                                                RAP Files                               2,257.00

General              Claritus                                       Miscellaneous                                             168.71

General              Clerk of the Supreme Court                        Court Costs                              125.00

General              Cornerstone Insurance Group                     HRA Contributions                 3,192.93

Road                   Cornhusker Cleaning Systems Inc.             Shop Supplies                         84.41

General              Cornhusker State Industries                       Equipment                                                   100.00

General              County Veterans Serv Officers Assoc.       Dues    60.00

Weed                  Deprez, Douglas L                                       Reimbursement                                           183.44

General              Dodge County Sheriff’s Office                   Court Costs                              18.50

General              Douglas County Treasurer                          Autopsy Costs                              250.00

Road                   DXP Enterprises, Inc.                                  Shop Tools                              199.99

General, Rd,

Aging                 Eakes Office Plus                                        Office Supplies                         5,751.52

General              Election Systems & Software, Inc.             Voting Supplies                         4,749.56

Road                   Fastenal Industrial & Const Supply                                       Equipment/Supplies                                    167.15

General              Fillman Law Offices                                   Court Costs                              1,073.50

Road                   Friesen Ford                                                Equipment Repair                            96.42

Road                   Friesen, Kermith D                                       Reimbursement                                           30.00

General              Global Tech Inc.                                          Data Processing                     5,513.57

General, Aging  Grand Central Foods                                       Supplies/Health Promotion                         4,493.18

Road                   Grant Built Logistics, LLC                                       Miscellaneous                                             610.66

General, Rd        Great Plains Pest Management, Inc.                                       Maintenance/Supplies                                 284.00

General              Green, Carla E                                       Reimbursement                                           14.79

Road                   Hawk Truck Trailers Inc., Jim                    Equipment Repair                            176.30

General              Heiden Surveying                                        Surveyor Contract                         4,783.90

Visit Promo       Henderson Chamber of Commerce                     Grants                                                          2,251.00

Aging                 Hines, Janet K                                       Reimbursement                                           68.58

Emerg Mgmnt   Hinrichs, Gerald A                                       Reimbursement                                           27.00

Road                   Hinz Repair                                                 Equipment Repair                            612.57

General              Hometown Leasing                                     Equipment Rental                            480.00

General, Rd        Jackson Services Inc.                                       Agreement/Supplies                                    244.31

Road                   Jensen Lumber Company                            Equipment Repair                            40.51

Inherit Tax         JEO Consulting Group, Inc.                                       Miscellaneous                                             4,130.00

General              JM Monograms, Inc.                                   Uniform Allowance                      497.99

General              Johnson, Mary A                                       Reimbursement                                           174.96

Road                   Johnson Sand & Gravel Co, Inc.                 Gravel & Royalty                          26,589.58

Road                   Kerbow, Juan Jr                                       Reimbursement                                           100.00

Road                   Kimball Midwest                                        Shop Supplies                         489.51

General              Kopchos Sanitation, Inc.                                 Garbage                                                       275.00

Visit Promo       Lamar Companies, The                               Media-Advertising                    490.00

General              Larue Distributing, Inc.                                 Equipment                                                   162.02

General              Latimer Reporting                                       Court Costs                              42.25

Road                   Lichti Bros Oil Co Inc.                                 Fuel                                                              10,894.40

Road                   Logan Contractors Supply Inc.                   Grader Blades                            411.79

Road                   Mac Tools Distributor                                 Shop Tools                              38.98

General              Madison County Sheriff                              Sheriff’s Fees                                7.65

Road                   Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc.                               Shop Supplies                         233.93

Road                   Medical Enterprises, Inc.                            Safety Equipment                     31.00

General              Microfilm Imaging Systems, Inc.               Data Processing                     339.00

General              Mid-American Research Chemical            Janitorial Supplies                         232.00

General              Midwest Auto Fire Sprinkler Co.               Maintenance Agreement                     206.00

Road                   Midwest Service & Sales                            Shop Supplies                         2,598.72

General              MIPS Inc.                                                     Data Processing                     1,152.13

General              Mogul’s Transmission, Inc.                        Fuel 1,613.67

Aging                 Mom’s Meals LTD                                      Health Promotion                      105.00

General              NE Assoc. of County Treasurer                  Dues  115.00

General              NE DOL/Boiler Inspection Program           Maintenance Agreement                     54.00

General, Rd        NE Public Power District                           Electricity                                                    4,057.87

General, Aging  North Office Supply                                    Office Supplies                         135.72

General              O’Keefe Elevator Company, Inc.                Maintenance Agreement                     711.47

Road                   O’Reilly Auto Parts                                     Shop Supplies                         211.40

Road                   OfficeNet                                                     Office Supplies                         116.95

General              Paper Tiger Shredding                                Monthly Payment                         35.00

Road                   Payne Jr, William D                                       Reimbursement                                           210.00

Road                   Penner’s Tire & Auto, Inc.                          Tire Repair                            271.85

Rd, Visit Promo Perennial Public Power District                           Electricity                                                    207.05

General              Phelps County Sheriff                                 Court Costs                              18.50

General              Phoenix Supply, LLC                                Equipment                                                   821.45

General              Pieper Plumbing & Well Drilling Inc.        Building & Ground                           943.69

Road                   Plains Equipment Group                             Equipment Repair                            1,267.74

Road                   Platte Valley Communications                   Equipment Repair                            620.40

Road                   Power Plan                                                   Equipment Repair                            41,505.72

Road                   Rasmussen Auto Parts                                 Shop Tools/Supplies               688.33

Road                   Rose Holdings Inc.                                      Road & Bridge                            8,011.38

Road                   Sahling Kenworth Inc.                                 Equipment Repair                            563.09

General              Saline County Sheriff                                  Court Costs                              16.00

Visit Promo       Sautter, Robert R                                       Reimbursement                                           175.50

Road                   Starbuck, Charles L                                       Reimbursement                                           58.75

General              Secretary of State-Election Div                  Voting Supplies                         20.00

Emerg Mgmnt   Seward County Courthouse                         Gary Petersen                         3,844.98

Road                   Snap-On Tools                                             Shop Tools                              76.99

General              Solutions, Inc.                                              Data Processing                     1,500.00

General              State of NE/Das Central Finance                Equipment Rental                            448.00

General              Stephens Law Offices, P.C., L.L.O.            Court Costs                              380.00

General              Steube, Sharilyn K                                       Reimbursement                                           45.36

General              Svehla Law Offices                                     Court Costs                              6,781.30

Drug Law           Tactical Technologies Inc.                                       Miscellaneous                                             3,423.00

Road                   Thermo King Christensen                           Equipment Repair                            78.00

General              Time Warner Cable                                     Dues    84.76

Road                   Trausch Dynamics                                       Supplies/Equip Repair                                402.19

General              University of Nebraska-Lincoln                 Office Supplies                         600.00

General              Urgent Care of York                                    Medical-Prisoners                        735.00

Visit Promo       USA Outdoor II, LLC                                  Media-Advertising                    390.00

General, Rd        Verizon Wireless Services LLC                 Telephone Service                           804.17

Road                   Village of Bradshaw                       Electricity                                                    24.81

Road                   Village of McCool Junction                         Water/Sewer                                                45.00

Visit Promo       Web Tech Solutions                                       Miscellaneous                                             70.45

General              Williams, P.C., L.L.O., Eric J                     Court Costs                              1,235.00

General, Rd,

Aging, E911,

Rel & Med,

911 Emergency  Windstream Communications                    Telephone Service                           3,625.63

General              Windstream Communications, Inc.                                 Equipment                                                   325.00

General              Wollenburg, Nicholas L                                       Reimbursement                                           46.04

General, Rd        York Ace Hardware                                       Repair/Supplies/Tools                                 234.58

Visit Promo       York Area Chamber of Commerce                     Grants                                                          7,107.25

General              York County Clerk-Petty Cash                   Court Costs                              104.38

General              York County Court                                      Court Costs                              2,920.75

General              York County Development Corp                Meals   50.00

General              York County District Court                        Court Costs                              1,086.00

Emerg Mgmnt   York County Mutual Aid District               Dues  500.00

General              York County Sheriff                                    Postal Service/Sheriff Costs    32.44

General              York Dental Associates, P.C.                      Medical-Prisoners                        592.00

General              York Electronics                                         Office Supplies                         29.98

Road                   York Equipment, Inc.                                  Equipment Repair                            3,578.03

General              York Medical Clinic PC                              Medical-Prisoners                        90.64

General              York News Times                                        Printing & Publication                    794.61



There were no interfund transfer at this time.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Buller, to appoint Dena Bushnell to the position of General Assistance Coordinator with the salary to be set at $15.50 an hour (5 hours per week) with an effective date of May 1, 2016, roll call: yeas, Bulgrin, Buller, Obermier and Bamesberger, nays none, Sikes absent, motion carried.


The Board discussed the conceptional drawing from JEO Consulting Firm


Dave Merrill from Region V Services met with the Board of Commissioners to give Annual Report.


C.J. Johnson from Region V Systems met with the Board of Commissioners to give Annual Report.


Moved by Buller, seconded by Obermier, to adopt Resolution #16-10 that pursuant to Neb Rev. Statues Section 12-807 to 12-812 the County Board of York County, Nebraska declares the Zion/Brabham/Grace Chapel Cemetery, located in the northeast corner of the southwest quarter of Section 32 Township 12 Range 4 abandoned or neglected, roll call: yeas; Buller, Obermier, Bulgrin and Bamesberger, nays none, Sikes absent, motion carried.





            WHEREAS, pursuant to Nebraska Revised Statute Section 12-808, the York County Board finds that the pioneer cemetery commonly referred to as the Zion Cemetery a/k/a Brabham Cemetery a/k/a Grace Chapel Cemetery located in the northeast corner of the southwest quarter of Section 32-Township 12- Range 4, is neglected or abandoned.

            WHEREAS, in declaring this cemetery abandoned or neglected, the County Board specifically finds as follows:

(1)  That the land upon which this cemetery is situated was deeded to the founders of the cemetery on July 5, 1882.

(2)  That this cemetery contains the grave or graves of homesteaders, Henry Harrison Brabham and Robert R Ryan.  Robert R Ryan was also a Civil War Veteran.

(3)  That this cemetery has been generally abandoned or neglected for a period of at lease five consecutive years.

WHEREAS, pursuant to Nebraska Revised Statue Section 12-807, the County Board has been petitioned by more than thirty-five (35) adult residents of York County to declare this cemetery abandoned or neglected, and to expend money from the general fund of York County for the continuous preservation and maintenance, including mowing, of the cemetery.

WHEREAS, the County Board published notice of the petition requesting York County expend money from the general fund for the continuous preservation and maintenance of this cemetery in one issue of the York News Times on April 1, 2016.

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that pursuant to Neb. Rev Statutes Sections 12-807 to 12-812 the County Board of York County, Nebraska declares the Zion/Brabham/Grace Chapel Cemetery, located in the northeast corner of the southwest quarter of Section 32 Township 12 range 4 abandoned or neglected.

            The County Board shall expend money from the general fund of the County for the care and maintenance of this cemetery, not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000) in a calendar year.  The County Board shall provide for at lease on mowing annually of such cemetery each year, and one of such mowings shall occur within a period of two weeks prior to Memorial Day.  Additional mowing shall be at the discretion of the County Board, and each additional mowing may be subject to a public hearing at which the need for the additional mowing shall be presented to the County Board.

            Within five years after the maintenance and preservation of this cemetery is commenced by the County, a historical marker giving the date of the establishment of the cemetery and a short history of the cemetery may be placed at the site of the cemetery.  One directional marker showing the way to the cemetery may be placed on the nearest state highway to such cemetery.

            The owner of the property upon which this cemetery is located may specify a pathway to the cemetery for pedestrian access. When possible, visitors to the cemetery shall notify the property owner of their presence prior to accessing the cemetery.

DATED this 12th day of April, 2016


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Obermier, to authorize the Chairman of the Board to sign the application for the Federal Funds under section 5311 of the Federal Transit Act, roll call: yeas; Bulgrin, Obermier, Buller and Bamesberger, nays none, Sikes absent, motion carried.


The Board had a short workshop with the E-meeting representatives.


FEE REPORTS (reports were reviewed and placed on file)

County Clerk, March 2016                                                    $27,552.92

Clerk of the District Court, March 2016                                $5,053.26

Sheriff February 2016                                                             $5,692.97


County Treasurer – Fund Balances as of February 29, 2016

0100 General                                                                    $1,130,154.66

0300 Roads                                                                          $242,324.30

0650 Highway Bridge Buy Back Program                          $365,774.90

0666 Adult Diversion                                                              $4,377.68

0676 Juvenile Diversion                                                         $1,913.75

0985 Child Support Enforcement Cty Atty                          $18,069.09

0990 Visitors Promotion                                                    $ 105,437.89

0995 Co Visitors Impr Fund                                               $215,012.78

1100 Reappraisal                                                                   $64,243.50

1150 ROD Preservation Fund                                               $18,062.48

1200 Employment Security                                                  $26,704.05

1300 Area on Aging                                                              $17,614.14

1500 Relief & Medical                                                         $17,299.14

1700 State Institutions                                                            $6,315.18

1900 Veterans Aid Fund                                                       $28,897.22

2200 Busy Wheels                                                                   $8,497.92

2355 STOP                                                                            $10,065.33

2360 York Co Drug Fund                                                      $15,074.10

2410 Federal Drug Law Enf                                                  $15,665.61

2411 Federal Drug Law Cty Att                                            $13,056.81

2601 Debt Service                                                               $423,004.90

2700 Inheritance Tax                                                        $2,765,977.80

2913 911 Wireless Serv                                                        $59,701.63

2914 911 Wireless Serv Holding                                        $183,826.12

2915 Emergency Mgmt                                                         $60,584.56

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

5400 Noxious Weed Dist                                                      $10,446.79

5502 Ambulance                                                                   $90,644.53

5907 911 Emergency                                                           $152,613.82


Committee reports were given.


The Chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 10:30 a.m.  The next meeting will be held April 26, 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