The York County Board of Commissioners met according to law on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. as per notice in the York News Times on August 11, 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 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 Obermier, seconded by Bulgrin to approve the minutes of the August 2, 2016, Board of Commissioners meeting; roll call: yeas, Obermier, Bulgrin, Buller Sikes and Bamesberger ; nays, none; motion carried.


Moved by Sikes, seconded by Bulgrin, to adopt the agenda for Tuesday August 16, 2016, roll call: yeas; Sikes, Bulgrin, Buller, Obermier and Bamesberger; nays, none; motion carried.


Harvey Keim, Highway Superintendant met with the Board with updates on the Road Department


Moved by Sikes, seconded by Obermier, to go into executive session at 8:37 a.m.; with Dena Bushnell, General Assistance Director and Candace Dick, York County Attorney,  roll call: yeas;  Sikes, Obermier, Buller, Bulgrin and Bamesberger; nays, none; motion carried.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Buller, to come out of executive session at 8:47 a.m. which no action was taken; roll call: yeas; Bulgrin, Buller, Sikes, Obermier and Bamesberger; nays, none; motion carried.



Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Obermier to deny General Assistance case #16-2, roll call; yeas, Bulgrin, Obermier, Sikes, Buller and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.



Moved by Sikes, seconded by Bulgrin, to approve the payroll in the amount of $142,738.73 and vendor claims, with the added claim to Gene Steffy in the amount of $49,876.00, and to look into the Big Blue Mile Shootout claim, roll call: yeas; Sikes, Bulgrin, Buller, Obermier and Bamesberger; nays; none; motion carried.

Fund                  Name                                                           Description                              Total      


Visit Promo       Art FX Screen Printing & Embroidery       Promotional Supplies                         246.68

Visit Promo       Avery Outdoor                                             Media-Advertising                    972.25

Road                   Bader’s Highway & Street                             Asphaltic                                                     7,686.00

Road                   Black Hills Energy                                      Heating Fuels                              102.17

General              Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska           Friedli Cobra                             806.08

General              Blue Knight Security, Inc.                           Security Contract                         816.00

General              Bredenkamp, Patricia                          Retirement                                                   10.00

Road                   Car Part Inc.                                                 Shop Supplies/Tools               256.28

General              CareerTrack                                                 Dues 1,009.00


Visit Promo       Cash-Wa Candy Company                          Board of Prisoners/Supplies         1,669.06

Aging                 Cash-WA Distributing Co.                          Health Promotion                      46.10

General, Rd        Central NE County Officials Assoc.           Dues  320.00

Visit Promo       Chances R Restaurant and Lounge             Meals   46.05

General              City Directory, Inc.                                     Office Supplies                         293.00

General              Cornerstone Bank                                        July Bizconnect                     45.00

General              Cornerstone Insurance Group                     HRA Contributions                 98.03

Road                   Cornhusker Cleaning Systems Inc.             Shop Supplies                         76.12

General, Rd,

Aging                 Corporate Payment Systems                       Monthly Payment                         1,655.26

Road                   Cross-Dillon Tire                                        Equipment Tire                                1,114.50

General              Cuda, Sharon                            Retirement                                                   10.00

General, Rd        CWC of York, Inc.                                      Office Supplies/ Water             174.50

Road                   Dibbern Machine                                         Equipment Repair                            38.00

General              Discovery Benefits, Inc.                              Cobra Monthly                         86.70

General              Douglas County Sheriff                              Court Costs                              20.71

General, Aging,

Rel & Medical   Eakes Office Plus                                        Office Supplies                         832.52

Road                   Equipment Blades Inc.                                Grader Blades                            3,093.75

Emerg Mgmnt   Everbridge, Inc.                                 Dues                                                             2,325.00

Road                   Fastenal Industrial & Const Supply            Equipment Repair                            2.00

General              Fillman Law Offices                                   Court Costs                              6,191.80

General              Fillmore County Sheriff                              Court Costs                              84.92

Road                   Filter Care                                                   Equipment Repair                            98.20

Road                   Friesen, Kermith D                                       Reimbursement                                           30.00

General              Galls/Quartermaster LLC                           Uniform Allowance                      68.23

Road                   General Fire and Safety Equipment            Safety Equipment                     371.75

General              GP & M Advisory Services, Inc.                                       Miscellaneous                                             599.00

General              Grafton Law Office, P.C., L.L.O.                Court Costs                              399.00

General, Aging  Grand Central Foods                                       Prisoners/Health Promotion                        2,834.33

Aging                 Green, Carla E                                       Reimbursement                                           153.90

Aging                 Gulbrandson, Ted                                        Mileage Allowance                      8.64

General              Hecht, Harry                                                Retirement                                        16.00

Aging                 Hines, Janet K                                       Reimbursement                                           8.64

Road                   Hinz Repair                                                 Equipment Repair                            186.58

General              Home Care Plus                                           Medical-Prisoners                        150.50

General              Hometown Leasing                                     Equipment Rental                            335.00

Road                   Hooker Bros. Sand & Gravel, Inc.              Gravel & Royalty                          783.28

General              Hy-Tec Auto Service                                   Fuel   197.87

General              Jack’s Uniforms & Equipment                   Uniform Allowance                      66.89

Road                   Jackson Services Inc.                                  Shop Supplies                         74.70

Road                   Jensen Lumber Company                            Shop Supplies/Tools               87.81

General              JM Monograms, Inc.                                   Uniform Allowance                      51.80

Road                   Johnson Sand & Gravel Co, Inc.                 Gravel & Royalty                          35,548.43

Road                   Johnson Trucking                        Rock                                                             4,093.11

General              Keith County Sheriff                                   Court Costs                              22.00

Road                   Kerford Limestone Company                       Rock                                                             13,996.01

Road                   Kliewer, Dennis                                           Fuel   267.78

Visit Promo       Lamar Companies, The                               Media-Advertising                    490.00

General              Lancaster County Sheriff                            Court Costs                              18.57

Road                   Mac Tools Distributor                                 Shop Tools                              48.99

General              Martelle, Jamie L                                       Reimbursement                                           90.72

Road                   Mead Lumber Co.                                       Equipment Repair                            185.96

Aging                 Merklinger, Jerri A                                       Reimbursement                                           217.62

General              Microfilm Imaging Systems, Inc.               Data Processing                     339.00

Road                   Mike’s Towing and Repair                         Equipment Repair                            1,089.00

Road                   Miller Seed & Supply Co., Inc.                   Equipment Repair                            42.00

General              MIPS Inc.                                                     Data Processing                     1,121.63

General              Mogul’s Transmission, Inc.                        Fuel   484.49

General              MRO                                                            Sheriff’s Fees                                22.65

General              Naber’s Locksmith Service                           Equipment                                                   63.60

General              NE Child Support Enforc. Assoc.               Dues    90.00

Road                   NE Dept. of Roads                                       Shop Supplies                         416.00

State Institute    NE Health and Human Services                  Monthly Payment                         270.00

Stop Program     NE Office of Highway Safety                             Equipment                                                   4,127.00

General              NE Public Health Environmental Lab        Drug & Alcohol Test                  420.00

General, Rd        NE Public Power District                           Electricity                                                    374.44

Road                   NE Salt & Grain Co.                                   Road & Bridge                            6,320.44

Visit Promo       NE Tourism Commission                           Special Projects                          500.00

General              Nebraskaland Glass                                     Fuel   220.00

Visit Improve    NET-Foundation for Radio                         Media-Advertising                    2,750.00

Road                   NMC Exchange LLC                                   Equip Repair/Grader Blades    2,602.11

General              North Office Supply                                    Office Supplies                         197.11

Road                   O’Reilly Auto Parts                                     Equipment Repair                            94.82

Road                   OfficeNet                                                     Office Supplies/Equip              66.56

General              Ouren, William                                           Autopsy Costs                              75.00

Road                   Overland Sand & Gravel Company            Gravel & Royalty                          10,961.15

General              Paper Tiger Shredding                                Monthly Payment                         35.00

Road                   Pavelka Truck & Trailer Repair                 Equipment Repair                            815.88

Road                   Penner’s Tire & Auto, Inc.                          Tire Repair                            185.29


Visit Promo       Perennial Public Power District                           Electricity                                                    147.57

Road                   Plains Equipment Group                             Shop Supplies/Equip Repair  273.10

Road                   Platte Valley Communications                   Equipment Repair                            100.25

Road                   Power Plan                                                   Equipment Repair                            1,494.09

Road                   Rasmussen Auto Parts                                 Shop Supplies/Tools               790.53

Road                   RDO Truck Center Co.                                Equipment Repair                            123.85

General              Redfield & Company, Inc.                          Office Supplies                         822.12

General              Reetz, Melvin                           Retirement                                                   12.00

State Institute    Region V Systems                                       Miscellaneous                                             2,865.00

Road                   Safety-Kleen Systems                                 Shop Supplies                         351.50

Road                   Sahling Kenworth Inc.                                 Equipment Repair                            62.17

Road                   Sapp Bros. Petroleum, Inc.                          Fuel   232.49

Visit Promo       Sautter, Robert R                                       Reimbursement                                           142.02

General              Seams Possible                                            Uniform Allowance                      20.00

Aging                 Service Press                                               Printing & Publication                    72.80

Emerg Mgmnt   Seward County Courthouse                         Gary Petersen                         3,795.12

General              Seward County Sheriff                                Sheriff’s Fees                                6.50

General              Shaul, Janet, Treasurer                                Dues    50.00

Road                   Shur-Co, LLC                                              Equipment Repair                            469.15

General              Skip’s Radiator & Automotive                   Fuel   114.69

Inherit Tax         Smith’s D & D                                       Miscellaneous                                             2,000.00

General              Solutions, Inc.                                              Data Processing                     1,500.00

General              Sparqdata Solutions, Inc.                            Data Processing                     265.00

Aging                 Spartan Stores, LLC.                                   Health Promotion                      1,879.11

General              Stahr and Associates                                   Contractual Services                         200.00

Road                   Starbuck, Charles L                                       Reimbursement                                           30.00

General              Stecker, James C.                                        Court Costs                              106.99

General              Stephens Law Offices, P.C., L.L.O.            Court Costs                              3,619.50

Hwy Buyback    Straight-Line Stripping, Inc.                       Pavement Marking                         21,240.10

General              Svehla Law Offices                                     Court Costs                              4,644.50

General              Thomson Reuters/West Payment Center    Legal Fees                                2,519.48

Road                   Troester, Timothy D                                       Miscellaneous                                             1,982.57

General              Urgent Care of York                                    Medical-Prisoners                        259.00

Visit Pomo         USA Outdoor II, LLC                                  Media-Advertising                    390.00

General, Rd        Verizon Wireless Services LLC                 Telephone Services                         804.29

Road                   Village of Bradshaw                       Electricity                                                    41.62

Road                   Village of McCool Junction                         Water/Sewer                                                45.00

Visit Promo       Waco Community Betterment Org.                                Grants                                                          1,000.00

General              Waldron, Nancy                                          Court Costs                              1,406.50

General              Walgreens                                                    Medical-Prisoners                        2,277.89

Visit Promo       Web Tech Solutions                                       Miscellaneous                                             70.45

Road                   Weldon Industries, Inc.                               Shop Supplies/Repair             495.54

General, Aging,

Rd, Rel & Med,

911 Emergency  Windstream Communications                    Telephone Service                           4,597.89

Road                   York Ace Hardware                                     Shop Supplies/Tools               69.44

Visit Promo       York Area Chamber of Commerce                                       Grants/Special Projects                               3,671.92

Visit Promo       York County AG Society                           Grants                                                          500.00

Visit Promo       York County Development Corp                                       Miscellaneous                                             1,084.34

General              York County District Court                        Court Costs                              244.00

General              York County Highway Dept.                       Fuel 2,614.64

General              York County Sheriff                                    Postal Services                         19.80

General              York Dental Associates, P.C.                      Medical-Prisoners                        487.00

Road                   York Equipment, Inc.                                  Equipment Repair                            319.00

Road                   York Farm Supply LLC                              Shop Supplies                         16.00

General              York General Hospital                                Drug & Alcohol Test                  641.00

General, Aging,

Visit Promo       York News Times                                        Printing & Publication                    1,371.69

General              York Printing Company, LLC                     Office Supplies                         155.91

Aging                 York Promotional Products                        Printing & Publication                    385.47



Moved by Buller, seconded by Sikes to adopt a Resolution #16-30 to transfer $5,000.00 from the Inheritance Tax Fund to the Area on Aging Fund, roll call; yeas, Buller, Sikes Obermier, Bulgrin and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.

RESOLUTION #16-30        


WHEREAS, the York County Board of Commissioners met at their regular meeting on the 16th day of August  2016, and discussed the fact that in the proposed budget for 2016-2017, the Area on Aging Fund would be partially funded by way of interfund transfers from the Inheritance Tax Fund; and


WHEREAS, at this time it is necessary to transfer proposed budgeted funds in order to meet obligations in the amount of $5,000.00  


NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the York County Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $5,000.00 budgeted dollars from the Inheritance Tax Fund to the Area on Aging Fund for the budget year of 2016-2017.


Dated this 16th day of August 2016


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Sikes, to approve Distress Warrant Report for 2015 Delinquent Personal Property Tax, roll call; yeas, Bulgrin, Sikes, Obermier, Buller and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.


The County Treasurer and Sheriff filed their 2015 Delinquent Personal Property Tax-Distress Warrant Reports.  The Reports were reviewed and placed on file.


County Treasurer

Total Warrants Issued                         60                                            In the amount of $20,154.24

Tax Roll Correction                           1                                             In the amount of $   (-44.05)

Unsatisfied                                         1                                             In the amount of $ (-103.19)

Over/Under Interest Adjustment                                                                                    $ (-167.87) 

Total Amount Collected/Paid/Satisfied:                                                                       $19,839.13                                                                                                                                                                                                 

County Sheriff         

Total Distress Warrants Received:   60                                                       

In the amount of:                                                                                            $20,154.24


Tax Roll Correction:                          1

            150027: In the amount of:                                                                  ($44.05)                                                                                                                     

Unsatisfied:                                        1                                              

            150050: In the amount of:                                                                  ($103.19)


Amount Total:                                                                                                            $20,007.00                                                                                                     

Amount Paid Prior to Warrant Date 12/31/2015:                                          $16,749.15                                    


Amount Adjusted:                                                                                          $167.87


Total Amount Collected/Paid/Satisfied:                                                       $19,839.13


Moved by Obermier, seconded by Buller to adopt Resolution #16-31 to transfer $10.01 from Community Development Block Grant to the General Miscellaneous Fund, roll call; yeas, Obermier, Buller, Bulgrin, Sikes and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.



WHEREAS, the York County Board of Commissioners met at their regular meeting on the 16th day of August 2016, and


WHEREAS, to transfer funds in order to zero out the Community Development Block Grant Fund in the amount of $10.01  


NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the York County Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $10.01 budgeted dollars from the Community Development Block Grant to the General Miscellaneous Fund.


Dated this 16th day of August 2016


Moved by Obermier, seconded by Sikes to approve the following changes,  Nick Wollenburg, Veterans Service Officer to change from hourly to salary to be compliant with new federal regulations, Tanya Crawford, Extension Assistance Director to change from salary to hourly wage figured at 40 hours, Lori Byers, Area on Aging and Handy Bus Coordinator to change from salary to hourly wage figured at 40 hours and Bob Sautter, Visitor Bureau Director,  to change from salary to hourly wage figured at 40 hours, roll call; yeas, Obermier, Sikes, Buller, Bulgrin and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.




Moved by Sikes, seconded by Buller, to adopt Resolution #16-32 to appoint Gary Zoubek to the Planning and Zoning Committee for a three year term, starting  August 16, 2016 to August 15, 2019, roll call; yeas, Sikes, Buller, Bulgrin, Obermier and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.




WHEREAS, the Board has been advised that there is a vacancy, on the Planning and Zoning Committee; and


WHEREAS, Gary Zoubek is willing to be appointed to serve on the Planning and Zoning Committee for a three year term, and


NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Gary Zoubek is appointed for a 3 year term from August 16, 2016 to August 15, 2019.


Dated this 16th day of August, 2016



The 2016-2017 annual inventories was presented to the Board in the total amount of $20,433,838.75


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Sikes, to adopt Resolution #16-33 to approve the county inventory as presented; roll call; yeas, Bulgrin, Sikes, Obermier, Buller and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.

Resolution #16-33

Inventory of York County Property

 as of June 30, 2016



$   27,305.34


$   22,706.57


$   18,505.27


$   39,146.55


$   36,252.73


$   43,877.33


$          50.00


$   33,634.67


$     6,494.95


$   11,525.61


$ 980,954.00








































$ 0






$ 146,696.18


Motor Graders: 1A,2,3,4,7,8A,9,10A,PAT007,013,014,100


Tractors & Mowers




Dump Trucks


Semi Trucks




Grading Equipment (Scrapers, Dozer)


Excavators & Loaders


Miscellaneous Attachments


Miscellaneous Equipment




Office Supplies


Maintainer Shed - Material Tools


Bridge tools (in bridge trucks)


County shop materials (tools, supplies in shop bldg & yard)


County Surveyor's Equipment (Sec. X250)





Courthouse & Grounds


Office Building                                   Built in 1968  Sq. Ft. 7900


Extension Bldg


County Welfare & Historical Bldg.


Weed Office & Mechanic Shop


Fuel Supply Building                            Built in 1968  Sq. Ft. 725


Open Front Vehicle Shed (Hay Shed)   Built in 1968  Sq. Ft. 5430


Cnty Shop Sign Bldg                          Built in 1998  Sq. Ft. 1500


Cnty Shop Equipment Storage           Built in 2002  Sq. Ft. 11760


Quonset Building                                Built in 1945  Sq. Ft. 6440


Pt. NW4  7-9-1 & Pt NE4 12-9-2 (Rotary Camp)


300' Communication Tower (SE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of 21-9-3)


Generator for 300' Communication Tower (E 1/2 11-11-2)



 $ 11,347,865.00








McCool Jct.




West Blue









 $    282,400.00


 $ 20,433,838.75


Dated this 16th day of August 2016


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Sikes to adopt Resolution # 16-34 to amend Resolution #13-67 to waive payback of $300,000 of the $400,000.00 from the Road Department to the Inheritance Tax Fund, roll call; yeas, Bulgrin, Sikes, Obermier, Buller and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.





WHEREAS, the York County Board of Commissioners met at their regular meeting on the 16th day of August 2016, and


WHERAS, the Board is AMENDING Resolution #13-67, 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 $400,000.00 will be required to complete the obligations of this fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014.


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the York County Board of Commissioners hereby finds and declares that an emergency exists in the Road Fund budget and hereby appropriates from the Inheritance Tax Fund the sum of $400,000.00 for the Road Fund for the remainder of the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014 for payment of claims.  Such funds are to be reimbursed to the Inheritance Tax Fund when monies become available.


WHEREAS, the Board would like to waive the payback of $300,000.00 of the $400,000.00 from the Road Department to the Inheritance Fund, and


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the payback of $300,000.00 be waived from the Road Department to the Inheritance Fund,


DATED this 16th day of August, 2016


Amanda Ring, Deputy County Clerk and Brenda Scavo, County Treasurer met with the Board to discuss the 2016-2017 Preliminary budgets. A public hearing regarding the 2016-2017 budgets has been set for August 30th at 9:30 a.m. The Board will then act on the 2016-2017 Budget at 9:35 a.m.


Moved by Obermier, seconded by Sikes, to authorize the Chairman to sign the State Maintenance Hwy 34 MP. 264.7 to 265. 0.6 miles of asphalt milling, roll call; yeas, Obermier, Sikes, Buller, Bulgrin and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Buller to deny the claim to Big Blue Mile Shootout in the amount of $200.00, roll call; yeas, Bulgrin and Buller, nays Sikes, Obermier and Bamesberger, motion failed.


Moved by Sikes to approve the claim to Big Blue Mile Shootout, motion was rescinded and tabled to the next Board meeting on August 30 when Bob Sautter can visit with the Board about the claim.


Moved by Bamesberger, seconded by Sikes, to go into executive session at 9:52 a.m.; roll call: yeas; Bamesberger, Sikes, Obermier, Buller and Bulgrin, nays, none; motion carried.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Obermier to come out of executive session at 10:44: a.m. which no action was taken; roll call: yeas; Bulgrin, Obermier, Sikes, Buller and Bamesberger; nays, none; motion carried.


FEE REPORTS (reports were reviewed and placed on file)

County Clerk, July 2016                                                       $19,462.25

Clerk of the District Court, July 2016                                    $2,275.65

County Treasurer – Fund Balances as of July 31, 2016

0100 General                                                                       $827,992.53

0300 Roads                                                                          $344,439.90

0650 Highway Bridge Buy Back Program                          $365,774.90

0676 Juvenile Diversion                                                         $4,377.72

0985 Child Support Enforcement Cty Atty                          $31,362.09

0990 Visitors Promotion                                                       $91,526.36

0995 Co Visitors Impr Fund                                               $184,900.94

1100 Reappraisal                                                                   $89,243.50

1150 ROD Preservation Fund                                               $19,589.81

1200 Employment Security                                                  $28,764.68

1300 Area on Aging                                                              $20,361.80

1500 Relief & Medical                                                         $20,909.14

1700 State Institutions                                                          $10,312.58

1900 Veterans Service Aid                                                   $28,897.22

2200 Busy Wheels                                                                   $8,926.68

2355 STOP                                                                            $11,318.83

2360 York Co Drug Fund                                                        $2,024.10

2410 Federal Drug Law Enf                                                  $13,293.96

2411 Federal Drug Law Cty Att                                            $11,456.83

2601 Debt Service                                                                 $14,368.42

2700 Inheritance Tax                                                        $3,116,704.57

2913 911 Wireless Serv                                                        $23,445.34

2914 911 Wireless Serv Holding                                        $231,699.55

2915 Emergency Mgmt                                                         $66,109.65

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

5400 Noxious Weed Dist                                                        $9,014.32

5502 Ambulance                                                                   $31,432.71

5907 911 Emergency                                                           $163,179.25                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  


Committee reports were given.


The Chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 11:01 a.m.  The next meeting will be held August 30, 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