The York County Board of Commissioners met according to law on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. as per notice in the York News Times on May 5, 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 for 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 Sikes, seconded by Obermier, to approve the minutes of the April 26, 2016, Board of Commissioners meeting; roll call: yeas, Sikes, Obermier, Buller, Bulgrin and Bamesberger ; nays, none; motion carried.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Buller, to adopt the agenda for Tuesday May 10, 2016, roll call: yeas; Bulgrin, Buller, Sikes, Obermier and Bamesberger; nays, none; motion carried.



There were no Public Forum



There were no General Assistance at this time.



Moved by Obermier, seconded by Bulgrin, to approve the payroll in the amount of $158,334.12and vendor claims, roll call: yeas; Obermier, Bulgrin, Buller, Sikes and Bamesberger; nays; none; motion carried.

Fund                  Name                                                           Description                              Total      


Road                   A & L Trucking, LLC                                       Miscellaneous Contract                              578.27

General, Rd        Black Hills Energy                                      Heating Fuels                              1,965.11

General              Blue Knight Security, Inc.                           Security Contract                         534.00

General              Bredenkamp, Patricia                          Retirement                                                   10.00

General              Capital Business Systems, Inc.                   Office Supplies                         150.84

General              Central States Telecom, Inc.                       Office Equip/Data Processing  1,145.00

General              Charlton, Ann L                                       Reimbursement                                           310.85

General              Clerk of the District Court (Hall Co)          Court Costs                              6.25

General              Cornerstone Bank                                        Data Processing                     45.00

General              Cornerstone Insurance Group                     HRA Contributions                 1,241.10

Road                   Cornhusker Cleaning Systems Inc.             Shop Supplies                         18.12

General              Coventry Healthcare of NE, Inc.                 Friedli Cobra                             937.53

General              Crawford, Tanya L                                       Reimbursement                                           289.02

Weed                  Crop Production Services                           Weed Control                           425.77

General              Cuda, Sharon                            Retirement                                                   10.00

Road                   DXP Enterprises, Inc.                                  Road Equipment Repair         137.42

General              Eakes Office Plus                                        Office Supplies                         819.80

Weed                  Farmers Cooperative                                   Fuel   689.00

General              Fillman Law Offices                                   Court Costs                              2,471.00

Road                   Fillmore County Shop                                 Grader Blades                            150.00

Road                   Filter Care                                                   Road Equipment Repair         25.40

Road                   Friesen, Kermith D                                       Reimbursement                                           30.00

Road                   Friesen Trucking LLC                                       Miscellaneous Contract                              256.22

General              Gillespie, Joshua J                                       Reimbursement                                           83.00

General              Global Tech Inc.                                          Data Processing                     3,643.61

Road                   Grant Built Logistics, LLC                                       Miscellaneous Contract                              3,321.02

General, Rd        Great Plains Pest Management, Inc.           Janitorial Supplies                         128.00

Aging                 Gulbrandson, Ted                                        Mileage Allowance                      10.80

General              Hall County Court, District Nine                Court Costs                              3.25

General              Hecht, Harry                              Retirement                                                   16.00

Aging                 Hines, Janet K                                       Reimbursement                                           78.84

Road                   Jackson Services Inc.                                  Shop Supplies                         73.87

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

Road                   Johnson Sand & Gravel Co, Inc.                 Gravel & Royalty                          6,626.81

Road                   Johnson Trucking                                       Miscellaneous Contract                              1,265.87

Road                   Keim, F. Harvey                                       Reimbursement                                           156.10

General              Kopchos Sanitation, Inc.                                 Garbage                                                       193.00

General              Lancaster County Sheriff                            Court Costs                              8.28

Road                   Logan Contractors Supply Inc.                   Shop Supplies                         61.36

General              Loup Valley Lighting, Inc.                          Grounds Repair                            188.56

General              Mailfinance Inc.                                          Office Equipment                     840.21

Road                   Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc.                               Shop Supplies                         220.72

General              Microfilm Imaging Systems, Inc.               Data Processing                     155.00

General              MIPS Inc.                                                     Data Processing                     1,152.13

General              Naber’s Locksmith Service                         Building & Ground                           9.52

General              NE County Attorneys Assoc.                      Dues  913.00

Road                   NE Department of Roads                                       Miscellaneous Contract                              1,862.09

General, Rd        NE Public Power District                           Electricity                                                    4,248.53

Road                   Nebraskaland Glass                                     Equipment Repair                            235.00

Road                   Newman Traffic Signs                                Signs & Posts                              1,370.00

General              North Office Supply                                    Office Supplies                         278.53

General              Northeast Nebraska Juvenile Service         Juvenile Care Costs                     2,625.00

General              Paper Tiger Shredding                                       Miscellaneous                                             35.00

Road                   Perennial Public Power District                           Electricity                                                    275.05

Road                   Plains Equipment Group                             Equipment Repair/Supplies             248.90

General              Platte Valley Communications                   Radio Equipment                     35.75

Road                   Power Plan                                                   Equipment Repair                            415.26

Road                   Pyramid Tarp & Repair, LLC                     Equipment Repair                            865.50

Weed                  Rasmussen Auto Parts                                 Fuel     73.67

General              Rasmussen Mechanical Services, Inc.        Maintenance Agreement                     2,764.00

General              Redfield & Company, Inc.                          Office Supplies                         411.94

General              Reetz, Melvin                           Retirement                                                   12.00

General              Region V Systems                                       Mental Health Service               1,337.00

General              Ring, Amanda C                                       Reimbursement                                           48.06

Road                   Sahling Kenworth Inc.                                 Equipment Repair                            737.02

General              Saum. Wanda E                                       Reimbursement                                           30.78

Visit Promo       Sautter, Robert R                                       Reimbursement                                           73.44

General              ServiceMaster Clean of York                                       Miscellaneous                                             404.20

General              Seward County Sheriff                                Court Costs                              20.82

General              Stahr and Associates                                   Contractual Services                         200.00

Road                   Starbuck Charles L                                       Reimbursement                                           30.00

General              State of NE/Das Central Finance                Equipment Rental                            448.00

General              Steube, Sharilyn K                                       Reimbursement                                           50.00

General              Svehla Law Offices                                     Officials Salary                             5,209.67

General              Tactical Lighting & Equipment LLC         Safety Equipment                     32.00

Road                   Thermo King Christensen                           Equipment Repair                            18.01

General              Thomson Reuters/West Payment Center    Court Costs                              140.00

General              Time Warner Cable                                       Dues/Internet                                               844.76

General, Rd        Verizon Wireless Services LLC                 Telephone Service                           416.64

Road                   Village of Bradshaw                       Electricity                                                    21.28

Road                   Village of McCool Junction                         Water/Sewer                                                46.75

General              Wagner Decorating & Hobby                                       Miscellaneous                                             189.95

General              Waldron, Nancy                                          Court Costs                              111.15

General              Williams, Eric J., P.C., L.L.O.                    Court Costs                              861.74

General, Aging,

Rd, Rel&Med    Windstream Communications                    Telephone Service                           2,259.98

911 Emergency  Windstream Communications, Inc.            Telephone Service                           325.00

Road                   York Ace Hardware                                     Shop Supplies                         83.08

Aging                 York Area Senior Center                             Monthly Donation                        355.56

General              York County District Court                        Court Costs                              389.00

General, Weed   York County Highway Dept.                       Fuel   212.95

General              York County Sheriff                                       Equipment/Misc.                                         2,929.90

Inherit Tax         York County Treasurer                               Transfers-Aging                             16,500.00

General              York News Times                                        Office Equipment                     136.00

General              York Printing Company, LLC                     Office Supplies                         23.00



There were no interfund transfer at this time.


Moved by Sikes, seconded by Buller, to move the Weed Department from the Road Department to the basement of the Courthouse, roll call; yeas, Sikes, Buller, Bulgrin, Obermier, and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Sikes, to resend Resolution #14-02 and make the Noxious Weed Supervisor no longer under the Road Department, and change his job description back to the original job description, roll call; yeas, Bulgrin, Sikes, Obermier, Buller and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.


RESOLUTION #14-02(amended) 11-24-2015


WHEREAS, the York County Board of Commissioners at its regular meeting on January  21, 2014, discussed the combining of the York County Road Department with the York County Weed Department; and

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the York County Road Department be combined with the York County Weed Department.


NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Noxious Weed Department should be under the direction and supervision of the York County Highway Superintendant. (11-24-2015)


DATED this 21st day of January, 2014


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Sikes, to approve the bid of $700.00 from Ron Fersch to mow the Cashler Cemetery,  twice a year, roll call; yeas, Bulgrin, Sikes, Buller, Obermier and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.


Moved by Obermier, seconded by Buller, to approve Resolution #16-15 York County Resolution for Economic Development Week, The Year of the Economic Developer, roll call; yeas, Obermier, Buller, Bulgrin, Sikes and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.



Recognizing 2016 as the 90th anniversary of the International Economic Development Council and as “The Year of the Economic Developer.”


WHEREAS, the International economic Development Council is celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2016; and


WHEREAS, the International Economic Development Council is the largest professional economic development organization dedicated to serving economic developers; and


WHEREAS, the international Economic Development Council provides leadership and excellence in economic development for communities, members, and partners through conferences, training courses, advisory services and research, in-depth publications, public policy advocacy, and initiatives such as the Accredited Economic Development Organization program and the Certified Economic Developer designation; and


WHEREAS, economic developers promote economic well-being and quality of life for their communities by creating, retaining, and expanding jobs that facilitate growth, enhance wealth, and provide a stable tax base; and


WHEREAS, Economic Developers stimulate and incubate entrepreneurism in order to help establish the next generation of new businesses, which is the hallmark of the American economy; and


WHEREAS, economic developers are engaged in a wide variety of settings including rural and urban, local, state, provincial, and federal governments, public-private partnerships, chambers of commerce, universities, and a variety of other institutions; and


WHEREAS, economic developers attract and retain high-quality jobs, develop vibrant communities, and improve the quality of life in their regions; and


WHEREAS, economic developers work in the County of York within the State of Nebraska; and


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the County Commissioners of the County of York do hereby


1)     Commend the International economic Development Council and its officers, staff, and members on its 90th anniversary;

2)     Recognize 2016 as “The Year of the Economic Developer”


In the County of York and remind individuals of the importance of this profession in advancing career opportunities and improving quality of life.


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the County Board Chair is authorized and directed to transmit an appropriate copy of this resolution to York County Development Corporation and the International Economic Development Council.


IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF the County Board of Commissioners and the Board Chairman of the County of York have hereunto subscribed their names and have caused the Official Seal of the County of York to be hereunto affixed in on this 10th day of May, 2016.


            Dated this 10th day of May, 2016


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Buller, to go into executive session at 9:03 a.m. with Benjamin Dennis, Deputy County Attorney, Harvey Keim Highway Superintendant, Randy Doremus, Terry Paulson and Charles Starbuck; roll call: yeas;  Bulgrin, Buller, Sikes, Obermier and Bamesberger; nays, none; motion carried.


Moved by Obermier, seconded by Bulgrin, to come out of executive session at 9:48 a.m. which no action was taken; roll call: yeas; Obermier, Bulgrin, Buller, Sikes and Bamesberger; nays, none; motion carried


FEE REPORTS (reports were reviewed and placed on file)

County Clerk, April 2016                                                      $22,547.50

Clerk of the District Court, April 2016                                  $1,809.24

Sheriff March 2016                                                                 $6,751.18

County Treasurer – Fund Balances as of February 29, 2016

0100 General                                                                    $1,673,084.45

0300 Roads                                                                          $541,283.62

0650 Highway Bridge Buy Back Program                          $365,774.90

0666 Adult Diversion                                                                       $.00

0676 Juvenile Diversion                                                         $4,377.72

0985 Child Support Enforcement Cty Atty                          $18,069.09

0990 Visitors Promotion                                                      $ 85,931.00

0995 Co Visitors Impr Fund                                               $140,012.78

1100 Reappraisal                                                                   $89,243.50

1150 ROD Preservation Fund                                               $18,984.98

1200 Employment Security                                                  $28,184.38

1300 Area on Aging                                                              $17,834.09

1500 Relief & Medical                                                         $20,626.59

1700 State Institutions                                                          $13,507.96

1900 Veterans Aid Fund                                                       $28,897.22

2200 Busy Wheels                                                                   $8,540.80

2355 STOP                                                                            $10,465.33

2360 York Co Drug Fund                                                      $11,651.10

2410 Federal Drug Law Enf                                                  $14,545.61

2411 Federal Drug Law Cty Att                                            $13,056.81

2601 Debt Service                                                               $653,969.53

2700 Inheritance Tax                                                        $2,762,294.94

2913 911 Wireless Serv                                                        $64,940.83

2914 911 Wireless Serv Holding                                        $183,826.12

2915 Emergency Mgmt                                                         $72,904.50

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

5400 Noxious Weed Dist                                                      $18,766.27

5502 Ambulance                                                                   $58,790.50

5907 911 Emergency                                                           $155,488.74


Committee reports were given.


The Chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 9:49 a.m.  The next meeting will be held May 24, 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