The York County Board of Commissioners met according to law on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. as per notice in the York News Times on August 25, 2016, with Chairman Bill Bamesberger presiding, with Kurt Bulgrin, Randy Obermier, Paul Buller and Jack Sikes.  Also present at the meeting was Kelly Turner, York County Clerk.


The agenda of the meeting was posted on the bulletin board in the County Clerk’s office and a copy of the agenda was made available to each Commissioner.


Bamesberger announced that the Open Meetings Act was posted outside the door along with copies in the back of the Board Room.  Proof of publication was also available.


Moved by Sikes, seconded by Bulgrin, to approve the minutes of the August 16, 2016, Board of Commissioners meeting; roll call: yeas, Sikes, Bulgrin, Buller, Obermier and Bamesberger ; nays, none; motion carried.


Moved by Obermier, seconded by Sikes, to adopt the agenda for Tuesday August 30, 2016, roll call: yeas; Obermier, Sikes, Buller, Bulgrin and Bamesberger; nays, none; motion carried.


Tanya Crawford, met with the Board with updates on the Extension Office



There were no General Assistance at this time.



Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Buller, to approve the payroll in the amount of $144,957.10 and vendor claims, with the exception of the 2 claim for Megan Burda and Jenny Reese phone bill,  roll call: yeas; Bulgrin, Buller, Sikes, Obermier and Bamesberger; nays; none; motion carried.

Fund                  Name                                                           Description                              Total      


General              Jury Fees                                                             2,617.68

Visit Promo       Big Blue Mile Shootout                              Printing & Publication                    200.00

General              Black Hills Energy                                      Heating Fuels                              379.60

General              Blue Knight Security, Inc.                           Security Contract                         954.00

General, Aging  Byers, Lori A                                       Reimbursement                                           19.31

General              Central Nebraska Refrigeration                  Building & Ground                           5,226.71

General              Charlton, Ann L                                       Reimbursement                                           477.36

General              City Directory, Inc.                                     Office Supplies                         154.00

General              Cornerstone Insurance Group                     HRA Contributions                 954.27

General              Crawford, Tanya L                                       Reimbursement                                           94.70

General              CWC of York, Inc.                                      Office Equip/Supplies              107.50

General              Eakes Office Plus                                        Office Supplies                         116.39

General              Fillmore County Sheriff                              Court Costs                              27.12

General              Galls/Quartermaster                                    Safety Equipment                     344.21

Road                   General Fire and Safety Equipment            Safety Equipment                     512.75

Road                   GIS Workshop, LLC                                    Computer Consultant                     2,050.00

General              Grand Central Foods                                   Janitorial Supplies                         11.83

General, Rd        Great Plains Pest Management                   Maintenance Agreement                     284.00

General              Green, Carla E                                       Reimbursement                                           23.53

Aging                 Hurtado Fajardo, Glenda                             Mileage Allowance                      25.92

Aging                 Hines, Janet K                                       Reimbursement                                           3.92

General              Jack’s Uniforms & Equipment                   Uniform Allowance                      30.89

General              Jackson Services Inc.                                  Maintenance Agreement                     81.25

Road                   Johnson Sand & Gravel Co, Inc.                 Gravel & Royalty                          34,967.91

Road                   Johnson Trucking                                       Miscellaneous                                             2,051.46

General              Kopchos Sanitation, Inc.                                 Garbage                                                       245.00

General              Kracl, Denise J. (Attorney at law)              Court Costs                              722.00

Road                   Lichti Bros Oil Co. Inc.                                 Fuel                                                              12,654.40

General              Loup Valley Lighting, Inc.                          Building & Ground                           361.70

Hwy Buyback    Mainelli Wagner & Associated, Inc.                                 Engineering                                                 3,730.80

General              Malouf & Associates                                  Janitorial Supplies                         1,998.73

General              Mid-American Research Chemical            Janitorial Supplies                         482.00

General              Miller Seed & Supply Co., Inc.                   Maintenance Agreement                     197.55

General              MIPS Inc.                                       Microfilming Cost                                      2,280.00

General              Naber’s Locksmith Service                         Building & Ground                           20.00

General              NATP                                                           Dues  120.00

General              NE Child Support Enforc. Assoc.               Dues    90.00

State Institute    NE Health and Human Services                  Monthly Payment                         279.00

General              NE Public Power District                           Electricity                                                    134.58

General              Nebraska Interactive, LLC                          Court Costs                              53.00

Road                   Newman Traffic Signs                                Signs & Posts                              1,870.00

General              North Office Supply                                    Office Supplies                         456.37

General              Northern Agri-Services, Inc.                       Building & Ground                           80.78

Road                   Paulsen, Terry L                                       Reimbursement                                           30.00

General, Rd        Perennial Public Power District                           Electricity                                                    380.35

General              Physicians Laboratory Services PC            Autopsy Costs                              135.00

General              Pieper Plumbing & Well Drilling Inc.        Building & Ground                           837.92

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

General              Rees, Jenny                                                  Mileage Allowance                      339.56

State Institute    Region V Systems                                       Miscellaneous                                             1,719.00

General              Saline County Sheriff                                  Court Costs                              28.00

Road                   Snap-On Tools                                             Shop Tools                              19.50


Relief & Med    State of NE/DAS Central Finance              Data Processing                     116.45

Road                   Sutter, Richard F                                         Dues    28.75

General              Svehla Law Offices                                     Court Costs                              4,194.00

General              Thomson Reuters/West Payment Center    Court Costs                              246.00

General              Time Warner Cable                                     Internet Service                           760.00

Road                   Troester, Timothy D                                       Miscellaneous                                             4,512.91

General              Urgent Care of York                                    Medical-Prisoners                        300.00

General              United States Post Office-Extension          Postal Services                         188.00

General              Veleba, Janet H                                       Reimbursement                                           362.34

General              VIP Cleaning Services, Inc.                        Maintenance Agreement                     500.00

General              Williams, P.C., L.L.O., Eric J                     Court Costs                              446.50

General              Windstream Communications                    Telephone Services                         152.68

General              Wollenburg, Nicholas L                                       Reimbursement                                           30.00

General              Woods & Aitken L.L.P.                                       Miscellaneous                                             1,333.50

General              York Ace Hardware                                     Grounds Repair                            338.96

General              York County Court                                      Court Costs                              422.00

General              York County Sheriff                                       Miscellaneous                                             2,499.85

Road                   York News Times                                       Dues/Printing & Publication                       469.56



There were no interfund transfer at this time.


On or before August 1st, all political subdivisions subject to county levy authority under levy limits must submit a preliminary request for levy allocation.  Based on those requests, the Board then must allocate a preliminary levy for those subdivisions.


Moved by Obermier, seconded by Sikes,  to adopt Resolution #16-35 in setting preliminary levies for the various subdivisions; roll call: yeas, Obermier, Sikes, Buller, Bulgrin and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.




WHEREAS, Nebraska State Statute 77-3443 (3) requires all political subdivisions subject to county levy authority to submit a preliminary request for levy allocation; and


WHEREAS, the political subdivisions that are subject to York County Levy authority are agricultural society, historical society, rural fire districts and cemetery districts; and


WHEREAS, the York County Board of Commissioners has determined that due to the number of political subdivisions and taxing parcels that would be affected, that a maximum levy will be established and if the subdivisions request is over that maximum levy, their levy will be set at that maximum levy;


NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the York County Board of Commissioners hereby allocates the following:


Agricultural Society                                       0.005284

Historical Society                                           0.000104

Rural Fire Districts                                         0.037347

Cemetery Districts                                          0.002803


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by said Board that if any of the political subdivisions that are subject to the county levy authority neglects to submit a request, the Board will use their last years budget request to determine the levy rate in the same format as paragraph three (3);


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the York County Board of Commissioners does hereby allocate the following:







Ag Society










Fire Districts



















Butler Co


Polk Co


Seward Co





York Co





Total Value






York Co





Hamilton Co


Total Value





McCool Jct





















Cemetery Districts
























Dated this 30th day of August, 2016


Moved by Sikes, seconded by Bulgrin, to authorize the Chairman to sign the State Maintenance Hwy 34, 11 miles of asphalt milling, roll call; yeas, Sikes, Bulgrin, Buller, Obermier and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Sikes, to go into executive session at 8:58 a.m.; roll call: yeas; Bulgrin, Sikes, Obermier, Buller and Bamesberger; nays, none; motion carried.


Moved by Sikes, seconded by Bulgrin to come out of executive session at 9:27 a.m. which no action was taken; roll call: yeas;  Sikes, Bulgrin, Buller, Obermier and Bamesberger; nays, none; motion carried.


Moved by Obermier, seconded by Buller, to leave the Veterans Secretary wage the same as budgeted, roll call; yeas, Obermier, Buller, Bulgrin. Sikes and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.


A Public Hearing was held at 9:36 a.m. as published in the York News Times on August 25, 2016 to hear support, criticism, suggestions or observations relating to the proposed 2016-2017 budget.  Present at the hearing were: County Commissioners Bulgrin, Bamesberger, Obermier, Sikes and Buller; Deputy County Clerk, Amanda Ring, County Treasurer, and Brenda Scavo.


Commissioner Bamesberger reviewed the proposed budget with those in attendance. 


The Public Hearing was closed at 9:47 a.m.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Obermier to adopt Resolution #16-36 to adopt budget for 2016-2017 as advertised; roll call: yeas, Bulgrin, Obermier, Sikes, and Bamesberger; nays, Buller,  motion carried.




WHEREAS, a proposed County Board for the Fiscal Year July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017 prepared by the Budget Making Authority, was transmitted to the County Board on the 30th day of August, 2016.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Commissioners of York County, Nebraska as follows,


SECTION 1. That the budget for the Fiscal Year July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017, as categorically evidenced by the Budget Document and the same hereby is adopted as the Budget for York County for said fiscal year.


SECTION 2. That the offices, departments, activities and institutions herein named are herby authorized to expend the amount herein appropriated to them during the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2016 and ending June 30, 2017.

SECTION 3. That the income necessary to finance the appropriations made and expenditures authorized shall be provided out of the unencumbered cash balance in each fund, revenues other than taxation to be collected during the fiscal year in each fund, and tax levy requirements for each fund.


WHEREAS, at the public hearing held on the 30th of August, 2016, on the proposed 2016-2017 York County Budget, the summary of the tentative County Budget as computed against the uncontested valuations of, $3,406,785,420.00 and $ 2,447,641,549.00 for County Ambulance was submitted as, follows:


County General Fund                              $ 5,616,751.67

Employment Security                                     $5,832.23

County Relief                                                  $5,643.31

State Institutions                                          $ 25,195.30

Debt Service                                               $ 934,846.10

Emergency Mgmt                                            $7,966.66 

Ambulance                                                  $236,677.59

Total                                                        $ 6,832,912.86


WHEREAS, making no changes or adjustments to the proposed 2016-2017 summary of the County Budget;


NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the York County Board of Commissioners, that the County Budget be adopted.


DATED this 30th day of August, 2016


Moved by Bamesberger, seconded by Sikes, to compensate Brenda Scavo $800.00 and Amanda Ring $1,200.00 for drafting the 2016-2017 budget, roll call; yeas, Bamesberger and Sikes, nays Obermier, Buller and Bulgrin, motion failed.


Moved by Obermier, seconded by Buller, to compensate Brenda Scavo and Amanda Ring $1,500.00 split equally, for drafting the 2016-2017 budget, roll call; yeas, Obermier and Buller, nays Bulgrin, Sikes and Bamesberger, motion failed.


Moved by Sikes, seconded by Bamesberger, to compensate Brenda Scavo and Amanda Ring $2,000.00, split 50% for both for drafting the 2016-2017 budget, roll call; yeas, Sikes and Bamesberger, nays Bulgrin, Buller and Obermier, motion failed.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Buller to table the agenda item Discuss and Act on Compensation for drafting the 2016-2017 Budget, roll call; yeas, Bulgrin, Buller and Obermier, nays Sikes and Bamesberger, motion carried.


Bids were opened as advertised in the York News Times on August 16 and 23, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. to repair the Jail Roof.  The following bids were received.


Olson Roofing, Inc                             10 Year Warranty       $56,420.18

                                                            20 Year Warranty       $57,998.12


Connor Roofing Co, Inc                     10 Year Warranty       $71,575.00

                                                            20 Year Warranty       $82,275.00


Moved by Buller, seconded by Bamesberger, to accept the bid from Connor Roofing Co, Inc, 10 Year Warranty in the amount of $71,575.00 ,roll call; yeas, Buller, Bamesberger, Bulgrin, Sikes and Obermier nays none, motion carried.


Lori Byers, Area on Aging Director, met with the Board in reference to send out letters to receive bids for Congregate Meal Contract.


Sandy Morrissey, Director of the Region V Systems provided the Board with an update of their services.


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



Moved by Obermier, seconded by Bulgrin, to adopt Resolution #16-37 to appoint Jeff Stoy to the Visitors Bureau Committee to finish out the term, for Paula Harris starting August 30, 2016 to March 9, 2018, roll call; yeas, Obermier, Bulgrin, Buller, Sikes and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.


                                                            RESOLUTION #16-37


WHEREAS, the Visitors Bureau Board has requested the replacement of Paul Harris on the Board, and


WHEREAS, Jeff Stoy has agreed to replace Paula Harris on the Visitors Bureau Board, for the rest of her term; and


NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that as of August 30, 2016, Jeff Stoy hereby appointed to replace Paula Harris and fill out the rest of her term which will expires, March 9, 2018.


Dated, this 30th day of August, 2016


Moved by Buller, seconded by Bamesberger  to approve the application for Deep Well Irrigation Building, to be located at Henderson Heritage Mennonite Park, in the amount of $36,215.00, which will be paid in two (2)  payments roll call; yeas, Buller,  Bamesberger, Obermier, Sikes and Bulgrin,  nays none, motion carried.


Committee reports were given.


The Chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 11:03 a.m.  The next meeting will be held September 13, 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