The York County Board of Commissioners met according to law on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. as per notice in the York News Times on October 6, 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 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 September 27, 2016, Board of Commissioners meeting; roll call: yeas, Bulgrin, Buller, Sikes, Obermier and Bamesberger ; nays, none; motion carried.


Moved by Buller, seconded by Sikes, to adopt the agenda for Tuesday October 11, 2016, roll call: yeas; Buller, Sikes, Obermier, Bulgrin and Bamesberger; nays, none; motion carried.


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


Moved by Obermier, seconded by Buller, to go into executive session at 8:34 a.m.; to prevent needless injury to an individual, also  present was Dena Bushnell, General Assistance Director and Benjamin Dennis, Deputy County Attorney, roll call: yeas; Obermier, Buller, Bulgrin, Sikes and Bamesberger; nays, none; motion carried.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Sikes  to come out of executive session at 8:48 a.m. which no action was taken; roll call: yeas; Bulgrin, Sikes, Obermier, Buller  and Bamesberger; nays, none; motion carried.



Moved by Sikes, seconded by Buller, to approve General Assistance Case #16-4 for water bill in the amount of $373.56, roll call, yeas; Sikes, Buller, Bulgrin, Obermier and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.


Moved by Buller, seconded by Obermier, to approve General Assistance Case #16-5 for electric bill, in the amount of $343.49, roll call, yeas; Buller, Obermier, Sikes, Bulgrin and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.



Moved by Obermier, seconded by Sikes, to approve the payroll in the amount of $148,641.77 and vendor claims, with added claim to Kahler Building, Inc in the amount of $100.00, roll call: yeas; Obermier, Sikes, Buller, Bulgrin and Bamesberger; nays; none; motion carried.

Fund                  Name                                                           Description                              Total      


Road                   Ace Irrigation and MFG                              Culverts                                                       1,872.58

Visit Promo       Avery Outdoor                                             Media-Advertising                    250.00

General, Rd        Black Hills Energy                                      Heating Fuels                              760.58

General              Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska           Friedli Cobra                             806.08

General              Blue Knight Security, Inc.                           Security Contract                         630.00

Inherit Tax         Blue Valley Community Action                 Community Action                            9,683.00

Road                   Bosselman                                                   Fuel 13,545.02

General              Bredenkamp, Patricia                          Retirement                                                   10.00

General              Burda, Megan                                              Mileage Allowance                      205.20

General              Capital Business Systems, Inc.                   Printing & Publication                    150.84

General              Cash-Wa Candy Company                          Board of Prisoner                         1,452.00

General, Rd        City of York                               Water/Sewer                                                2,704.17

Road                   Cornhusker Cleaning Systems Inc.             Shop Supplies                         82.09

General              Cuda, Sharon                            Retirement                                                   10.00

General              CWC of York, Inc.                                      Office Supplies                         649.07

Road                   Dan’s Construction, Inc.                                 Concrete                                                      6,831.00

General              Dawson County Sheriff                               Court Costs                              6.00

Road                   DXP Enterprises, Inc.                                  Shop Tools                              350.68

General, Rd        Eakes Office Plus                                        Office Supplies                         1,201.71

General              Election Systems & Software, Inc.             Voting Supplies                         3,666.24

General              Employee Data Forms of MO LLC            Office Supplies                         27.25

General              Fillman Law Offices                                   Court Costs                              4,113.50

Road                   Filter Care                                                   Equipment Repair                            103.25

General, Rd        Great Plains Pest Management, Inc.           Maintenance Agreement                     284.00

Aging                 Gulbrandson, Ted                                        Mileage Allowance                      8.64

Road                   Hansen International Truck Inc.                  Equipment Repair                            862.66

General              Hecht, Harry                              Retirement                                                   16.00

Visit Improve    Henderson Heritage & Tourism                  Capital Construction                  7,724.87

General              Hometown Leasing                                     Data Processing                     1,354.38

Road                   Jackson Services Inc.                                  Shop Supplies                         74.70

General              JM Monograms, Inc.                                   Uniform Allowance                      76.65

Road                   Johnson Sand & Gravel Co, Inc.                 Gravel & Royalty                          33,038.35

Road                   Johnson Trucking                                       Miscellaneous                                             815.45

Road                   King’s Glass                                                Equipment Repair                            387.77

General              Kopchos Sanitation, Inc.                                 Garbage                                                       245.00

Visit Promo       Lamar Companies, The                               Media-Advertising                    490.00

Aging                 Lichti’s Inc.                                                 Office Equipment                     499.95

General              Luzum, Ross A.                                           Special Fees                                1,045.00

Road                   Mac Tools Distributor                                 Shop Tools                                        35.99

Road                   Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc.                               Shop Supplies                         287.82

Road                   Medical Enterprises, Inc.                            Safety Equipment                     31.00

General              Merrick Co, NEB Sheriff/Civil Service     Court Costs                              18.57

General              Microfilm Imaging Systems, Inc.               Data Processing                     184.00

General              Midwest Auto Fire Sprinkler Co.               Maintenance Agreement                     150.00

General              Midwest Door and Hardware                      Safety Equipment                     99.00

Road                   Midwest Service & Sales                            Signs & Posts                              176.50

General              MIPS Inc.                                                     Data Processing                     1,761.63

General              Moore Medical, LLC                                  Medical-Prisoners                        159.22

General, Rd        NE Assoc. of County Officials                   Dues  240.00

General, Rd        NE Public Power District                           Electricity                                                    7,496.84

Weed                  NE Weed Control                                        Dues  120.00

General              North Office Supply                                    Office Supplies                         1,408.42

General              O’Keefe Elevator Company, Inc.                Maintenance Agreement                     326.00

General              Paper Tiger Shredding                                       Miscellaneous                                             35.00

Road                   Penner’s Tire & Auto, Inc.                          Tire Repair                            89.95


Visit Promo       Perennial Public Power District                                       Electricity/Advertising                               188.67

General              Phillips Home Inspection                                       Miscellaneous                                             651.65

General              Phoenix Supply, LLC                                Equipment                                                   189.42

General              Pieper Plumbing & Well Drilling Inc.        Building & Ground                           300.00

General              Plains Equipment Group                             Equipment Repair                            878.57

Road                   Plains Equipment Group/John Deere          Shop Supplies/Equip Repair  1,331.11

Road                   Power Plan                                                   Equipment Repair                            3,196.25

General              Rasmussen Mechanical Services, Inc.        Building & Ground                           743.59

General              Reetz, Melvin                           Retirement                                                   12.00

Road                   Sahling Kenworth Inc.                                 Equipment Repair                            186.69

General              Secretary of State-Election Div.                 Office Supplies                         20.00

General              Solutions, Inc.                                 Maintenance                                                1,500.00

General              Sparqdata Solutions, Inc.                                 Maintenance                                                265.00

General              Stahr and Associates                                   Contractual Services                         200.00

General              State of NE/DAS Central Finance              Equipment Rental                            448.00

General              Stephens Law Offices, P.C., L.L.O.            Court Costs                              931.00

General              Svehla Law Offices                                     Court Costs                              3,220.34

General              Time Warner Cable                                     Internet Service                           848.78

Road                   Troester, Timothy D                                       Miscellaneous                                             3,103.10

Visit Promo       USA Outdoor II, LLC                                  Media-Advertising                    390.00

General, Rd        Verizon Wireless Services LLC                 Telephone Service                           736.23

Road                   Village of Bradshaw                       Electricity                                                    23.77

Road                   Village of McCool Junction                         Water/Sewer                                                45.00

Visit Promo       Web Tech Solutions                                       Miscellaneous                                             25.00

General              Williams, Eric J, P.C., L.L.O.                     Court Costs                              1,339.50

General, Aging,

Rd, Rel & Med  Windstream Communications                    Telephone Service                           2,899.21

General              Wurm & Associates, JS                                       Miscellaneous                                             45.00

General, Rd        York Ace Hardware                                     Office/ Shop Supplies                         258.73

Visit Promo       York Area Chamber of Commerce                                       Grants/Special Projects                               6,255.52

Visit Promo       York County Development Corp                                       Miscellaneous                                             1,247.80

General              York County District Court                        Court Costs                              494.00

General              York County Highway Dept.                       Fuel   474.03

General, Aging

Rd, Visit Promo York News Times                                        Printing & Publication                    955.32

Visit Improve    York Printing Company, LLC                     Brochure Printing                          2,851.63



There were no interfund transfer at this time.


Moved by Buller, seconded by Sikes, to adopt Resolution #16-49 to release Pledge Security, Henderson State Bank, CUSIP #425196AF9 in the amount of $25,000.00 and CUSIP #407239AV4 in the amount of $115,000.00, roll call; yeas, Buller, Sikes, Obermier, Bulgrin and Bamesberger, nays none,  motion carried.




WHEREAS, Henderson State Bank was heretofore designated as a depository for county funds and to secure the same from time to time, has heretofore deposited securities;


        BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that the deposit of securities heretofore made to secure the County deposits with said Henderson State Bank be and the same are hereby release and that the Depository Receipts herewith filed with the County Clerk covering the following described securities:


Henderson State Bank,

Security Description: Henderson NE Rural Fire

Maturity Date:  12/15/2020  

CUSIP #425196AF9

Pledged amount:  $25,000.00


Henderson State Bank,

Security Description: Hamilton Co SD 2

Maturity Date:  12/15/2022 

CUSIP #407239AV4

Pledged amount:  $115,000.00


DATED this 11th day of October, 2016


Moved by Sikes, seconded by Obermier, to sign end of the year documents for the Road Department, Certification Board of Public Roads Classifications and Standards, Addendum Standardized System of Annual Reporting (SSAR) Road and Streets Certification Required by LB 904 (2006) and Road and Bridge Contracts Report to The Board of Public Roads Classifications and Standards, roll call; yeas, Sikes, Obermier, Buller, Bulgrin and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.


Moved by Buller, seconded by Obermier, to approve an Interlocal Cooperation Agreement between York County and The Village of Gresham regarding snow removal on Cherry Street, roll call, yeas; Buller, Obermier, Sikes, Bulgrin and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.







WHEREAS, both of the parties hereto are political subdivisions of the State of Nebraska, and

WHEREAS, the Interlocal Cooperative Act, Neb. Rev. Stat. 13-801 to 13-827, permits local governmental units to make the most efficient use of their powers to enable them to cooperate with other governmental units in an effort to provide services and facilities in a manner that will benefit the needs of their local communities, and

WHEREAS, No agreement made pursuant to the Interlocal Cooperation Act shall relieve any public agency of any obligation or responsibility imposed upon it by law.  (Neb. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 13-804)

WHEREAS, SNOW REMOVAL on that portion of Cherry Street which runs east from Highway 69, until it becomes Gresham Road at the corporate limits of the Village of Gresham (2,182 feet), will be more efficiently, adequately, and economically maintained by assigning snow removal duties to York County, at reasonable cost to the Village of Gresham.

WHEREAS, York County agrees to perform snow plowing and snow blowing services for the above-defined portions of Cherry Street as needed each year, but only at the request of the Village of Gresham

WHEREAS, The Village of Gresham agrees to reimburse the County for the price of said services based on the following rates:

1.     Labor:  $24.15 per hour for the motor grader operator;

2.     J.D. Grader:  $65.91 per hour for the motor grader;

3.     Loader:  $80.87 per hour;

4.     Snow blower:  $402.84 per hour;

WHEREAS, York County will maintain responsibility for providing its workers with worker’s compensation coverage and for any claims associated with its employees.  York County will also maintain responsibility for paying wages to its employees, including benefits.

WHEREAS, The Village of Gresham agrees to reimburse the County within 30 days of receiving an invoice from the County for work performed pursuant to this Agreement.

WHEREAS, this Agreement may be modified, only in writing, and with the approval of both governing bodies of the parties.  This Agreement may also be terminated at any time by either governing body, in writing, and giving notice to the other party.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that York County and the Village of Gresham will be responsible for snow removal on Cherry Street as so stipulated above.  Both parties agree to comply with the terms and conditions set forth herein and to maintain said roads in accordance with the standards of the industry.

 Mitch Doht met with the Board on Road Crossing permit for pipeline going out to the new waste water treatment plant.


Bids were opened as advertised in the York News Times on September 29 and October 6, 2016 at 9:15 a.m.  for the purchase of a New Motor Grader.  The following bids were received.


NMC Cat        2017 Caterpillar 12M3 AWD            $264,500.00


Murphy           2017 John Deere 672 GP                    $246,125.00


Moved by Sikes, seconded by Obermier, to accept the recommendation of Harvey Keim, Highway Superintendent to purchase 2017 John Deere 672 GP Motor Grader, from Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co., in the amount of $246,125.00, roll call, yeas; Sikes, Obermier and Bulgrin, nays Buller and Bamesberger, motion carried.


            Ron Paul with Rasmussen Mechanical Services met with the Board about new cooling unit for the



            Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Obermier, to advertise for bids on New Cooling Unit for the Courthouse,

roll call, yeas; Bulgrin, Obermier, Sikes, Buller and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.


            Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Sikes, to table railroad crossing on Road J and Road N to install cross arms,

until the County Attorney can look over letters, roll call, yeas; Bulgrin, Sikes, Obermier, Buller and Bamesberger,

nays none, motion carried.


            Moved by Obermier, seconded by Sikes to approve the York County Visitors Bureau Improvement Fund

Grant, for Wessels Farm, to add a 40’x100’ addition to the current machine and equipment display building, in the

Amount of $38,000.00, to be paid over two(2) year period, roll call, yeas; Obermier, Sikes, Buller, Bulgrin and

Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.


Recess to visit the building on 6th and Platte,


Moved by Obermier, seconded by Bulgrin, to go into executive session at 11:07 a.m.; potential real estate roll call: yeas; Obermier, Bulgrin, Buller, Sikes and Bamesberger; nays, none; motion carried.


Moved by Buller, seconded by Sikes  to come out of executive session at 11:31 a.m. which no action was taken; roll call: yeas; Buller, Sikes, Obermier, Bulgrin  and Bamesberger; nays, none; motion carried.


Committee reports were given.


The Chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 11:32 a.m.  The next meeting will be held October 25, 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