The York County Board of Commissioners met according to law on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. as per notice in the York News Times on October 20, 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 Obermier, seconded by Bulgrin,  to approve the minutes of the October 11, 2016, Board of Commissioners meeting; roll call: yeas, Obermier, Bulgrin, Buller, Sikes and Bamesberger ; nays, none; motion carried.


Moved by Sikes, seconded by Buller, to adopt the agenda for Tuesday October 25, 2016, roll call: yeas; Sikes, Buller, Bulgrin, Obermier and Bamesberger; nays, none; motion carried.


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



There were no General Assistance at this time.



Moved by Obermier, seconded by Sikes, to approve the payroll in the amount of $155,621.89 and vendor claims, roll call: yeas; Obermier, Sikes, Buller, Bulgrin and Bamesberger; nays; none; motion carried.


Fund                  Name                                                           Description                              Total      


General              Alamar Uniforms Company                        Uniform Allowance                      160.97

General              ATCO International                  Equipment                                                   250.00

General              Axis Forensic Toxicology, Inc.                                 Autopsy                                                       150.00

General              Blue Knight Security, Inc.                           Security Contract                         888.00

Road                   Bosselman                                                   Fuel 14,819.54

Aging                 Cash-Wa Distributing Co.                           Health Promotion                      318.00

General              Cass County Sheriff, Civil Process             Court Costs                              56.75

Road                   CCP Industries Inc.                                      Shop Supplies                         236.43

General              Charlton, Ann L                                       Reimbursement                                           252.18

General              City of Henderson                                       Sheriff Costs                              5,000.00

General              Claritus                                       Miscellaneous                                             45.94

General              Consolidated Management Company         Dues    34.10

General              Cornerstone Bank                                        Sept Bizconnect                     45.00

General, Road    Corporate Payment Systems                       Office Supplies/Misc                2,036.69

Road                   Cross-Dillon Tire                                        Tire Repair                            169.00

General              CWC of York, Inc.                                      Equipment Rental                            12.00

General              Damman, Gregory C.                                  Mental Health Board                 142.50

General              Dennis, Benjamin B                                       Reimbursement                                           30.24

General              Discovery Benefits, Inc.                              Cobra Monthly                         86.70

General, Aging  Eakes Office Plus                                        Office Supplies                         1,290.44

General              Election Systems & Software, Inc.             Voting Supplies                         85.53

General              Fastenal Industrial & Const Supply            Building & Ground                           86.35

General              Galls/Quartermaster LLC                           Uniform Allowance                      301.97

General              Global Tech Inc.                                 Maintenance                                                919.95

General              Good 2 Go Travel Center                            Fuel     36.50

General, Aging  Grand Central Foods                                   Board of Prisoners                        3,755.50

Aging                 Green, Carla E                                       Reimbursement                                           87.16

Visit Promo       Henderson Chamber of Commerce                     Grants                                                          1,236.31

Road                   Hinz Repair                                                 Equipment Repair                            769.24

General              Hoblyn, Nancy                                             Mental Health Board                 382.50

General              Holiday Inn-Kearney                                   Dues  199.90

General              Hometown Leasing                                     Equipment Rental                            150.00

Road                   Hooker Bros Sand & Gravel, Inc.               Gravel & Royalty                          1,624.16

General              Hy-Tec Auto Service                                   Fuel   185.71

General              Interstate All Battery Center                       Appraiser’s Fees                                33.50

General              Jackson Services Inc.                                  Maintenance Agreement                     123.09

Road                   Jensen Lumber Company                            Equip Repair/Flags                  125.50

General              JM Monograms                                           Uniform Allowance                      82.70

Road                   Johnson Sand & Gravel Co, Inc.                 Gravel & Royalty                          35,956.34

Road                   Kerford Limestone Company                       Rock                                                             11,223.47

Road                   Kimball Midwest                                        Shop Supplies                         287.97

Road                   Kliewer Oil Acct                                         Fuel   267.90

General              Kroll Funeral Home                                    Autopsy Costs                              362.00

General              Larue Distributing, Inc.                                 Equipment                                                   122.04

Road                   Lyle Signs, Inc.                                            Signs & Posts                              6,464.00

Road                   Mead Lumber Co.                                       Equipment Repair                            275.39

Road                   Medical Enterprises, Inc.                            Safety Equipment                     62.00

Aging                 Merklinger, Jerri A                                       Reimbursement                                           175.40

General              Microfilm Imaging Systems, Inc.               Data Processing Equip           155.00

Road                   Midwest Service & Sales                            Shop Supplies                         115.00

General              Miller Seed & Supply Co., Inc.                   Grounds Repair                            197.55

General              Mogul’s Transmission, Inc.                        Fuel   424.50

Road                   Myers Tire Supply-Kansas City #16          Tire Repair                            153.13

General              NE Dept of Health & Human Services       Medical-Prisoners                        18.00

State Institute    NE Health and Human Services                  Monthly Payment                         330.00

Road                   NE Truck Center, Inc.                                 Equipment Repair                            403.00

General              Nebraska Interactive, LLC                          Court Costs                              4.00

General              Northeast Nebraska Juvenile Service         Juvenile Costs                              255.00

General              NSA & POAN Conference Fund                 Dues  250.00

General              O’Keefe Elevator Company, Inc.                Maintenance Agreement                     746.68

Road                   O’Reilly Auto Parts                                     Equipment Repair                            29.99

General              Obermier, Randy S                                       Reimbursement                                           90.61

Road                   OfficeNet                                                     Office Equipment                     217.21

Road                   Overland Sand & Gravel Company            Shop Supplies/Gravel             1,681.12

General, Road    Perennial Public Power District                           Electricity                                                    362.02

General              Physicians Laboratory Services PC            Autopsy Costs                              900.00

General              Professional Choice Recovery, Inc.            Medical-Prisoners                        265.00

General, Road,

Weed                  Rasmussen Auto Parts                                 Fuel   876.63

General              Rasmussen Mechanical Services, Inc.        Building & Ground                           1,056.05

Road                   RDO Truck Center Co                                 Equipment Repair                            83.04

General              Redfield & Company, Inc.                          Office Supplies                         420.19

General              Region V Services                                       Mental Retardation                    6,081.00

General              Region V Systems                                       Mental Health Service               7,614.50

General              Salsbury Industries                       Equipment                                                   147.62

Road                   Sapp Bros. Petroleum, Inc.                          Fuel 1,398.18

General              Saunders County Sheriff                             Court Costs                              31.50

General              Schlender, Kevin                                         Court Costs                              1,710.00

General              Secretary of State-Election Div                  Voting Supplies                         20.00

Emerg Mgmnt   Seward County Courthouse                         Gary Petersen                         3,811.56

Road                   Snap-On Tools                                             Shop Tools                              23.35

General              Sparqdata Solutions                        Maintenance                                                265.00

Aging                 Spartan Stores, LLC                                    Health Promotion                      1,411.18

Road                   Starbuck, Charles                                       Reimbursement                                           188.66

General              State of NE/DAS Central Finance              Data Processing                     115.88

General              Stephens Law Offices, P.C., L.L.O.            Court Costs                              209.00

General              Svehla Law Offices                                     Court Costs                              4,118.25

Road                   Thermo King Christensen                           Equipment Repair                            27.00

General              Thomson Reuters/West Payment Center    Legal Fees                                2,588.92

Road                   Troester Basin Farm, Inc.                                       Miscellaneous                                             1,685.41

General              Urgent Care of York                                    Medical-Prisoners                        69.00

General              Walgreens                                                    Medical-Prisoners                        198.44

General              Weber Behavioral Health                            Medical-Prisoners                        1,792.00

General              Weisheit, Frederick                                       Reimbursement                                           18.36

Road                   Weldon Industries, Inc.                               Equipment Repair                            1,192.65

General              Williams, Eric J, P.C., L.L.O.                     Court Costs                              826.50


911 Emergency  Windstream Communications                    Telephone Service                           1,817.47

General              Wollenburg, Nicholas L                                       Reimbursement                                           30.00

General, Weed   York County Highway Dept.                       Fuel 2,014.07

General              York County Sheriff                                    Court Costs/Fuel/Supplies      119.12

General              York Dental Associates, P.C.                      Medical-Prisoners                        339.00

Road                   York Equipment, Inc.                                  Equipment Repair                            98.88

General              York General Hospital                                       Equip/Medical-Prisoners                            14,808.14

General, Weed   York News Times                                        Printing & Publication                    306.22

General              York Printing Company, LLC                     Printing & Publication                    466.35

General              York Vacuum Center                                  Janitorial Equipment                     161.80

General              911 Custom, LLC                                        Cars & Trucks                            274.98




There were no interfund transfer at this time.


The Commissioners conducted their quarterly jail visit.


A Public Hearing was held at 9:00 a.m. as published in the York News Times on October 12, 2016 to hear support, criticism, suggestions or observations relating to rezoning permit applied for by Lola Gibbs-Edelman to change the zoning for PT of IRR TR #6, a 4.10 acre parcel in the W1/2 of theNW1/4 20-10-4W from Interstate Commercial/Industrial to Rural Commercial/Industrial. 


 Proof of publication was available.   Present at the hearing were Commissioners Bamesberger, Buller, Bulgrin, Obermier, and Sikes; Melanie Wilkinson for the News Times,  Clerk Kelly Turner, and Benjamin Dennis, Zoning Administrator, Orval Stahr, Lola J Gibbs Edelman, Bill Edelman and Patty Christopher.


 Lola J Gibbs Edelman and Bill Edelman are for the zoning change and Patty Christopher is against the zoning change.  The hearing was closed at 9:24 a.m.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Sikes, to deny the request to change the rezoning permit applied for by Lola Gibbs-Edelman to change the zoning for PT of IRR TR #6, a 4.10 acre parcel in the W1/2 of theNW1/4 20-10-4W from Interstate Commercial/Industrial to Rural Commercial/Industrial, roll call: yeas; Bulgrin, Sikes, Obermier, Buller and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.


A Public Hearing was held at 9:30 a.m. as published in the York News Times on October 12, 2016 to hear support, criticism, suggestions or observations relating on proposed conservation easement zoning regulations. 


 Proof of publication was available.   Present at the hearing were Commissioners Bamesberger, Buller, Bulgrin, Obermier, and Sikes; Melanie Wilkinson for the News Times, Clerk Kelly Turner, and Benjamin Dennis, Zoning Administrator and Orval Stahr.


  The hearing was closed at 9:32 a.m.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Obermier, to accept the recommendation of the Zoning Board, to approve the proposed conservation easement zoning regulations, roll call: yeas; Bulgrin, Obermier, Sikes, Buller and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.


Paul Buller excused himself at 9:35 a.m.


Moved by Bamesberger, seconded by Obermier that York County grant permission to the City of York to install and maintain the Wellhead Protection signs in the outside 2 feet of the Right of Way of York County Roads, roll call, yeas; Bamesberger, Obermier, Sikes, and Bulgrin, nays none, Buller absent, motion carried.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Obermier, that York County authorizes the installation of a historical marker measuring 42 inches by 30 inches to be installed within the boundaries of the cemetery, so long as the county will bear no expense for the price of the sign, it’s placement, installation, or maintenance, roll call, yeas; Bulgrin, Obermier, Sikes and Bamesberger, nays none, Buller absent, motion carried.


Moved by Obermier, seconded by Bulgrin, to approve proposed project and cost sharing allocation between NDOR, BNSF, and the County for cantilever active warning devices at Railroad crossings at Road J and Road N in York County, roll call, yeas; Obermier, Bulgrin, Sikes and Bamesberger, nays none, Buller absent, motion carried.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Obermier, to go into executive session at 10:54 a.m.; to prevent needless injury to an individual;  roll call: yeas; Bulgrin, Obermier, Sikes and Bamesberger; nays, none; Buller absent, motion carried.


Moved by Obermier, seconded by Sikes, to come out of executive session at 11:21 a.m. which no action was taken; roll call: yeas; Obermier, Sikes, Bulgrin and Bamesberger; nays, none; Buller absent, motion carried.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Obermier to approve hiring Tammy Henry as the new Custodial Personnel; roll call, yeas; Bulgrin, Obermier, Sikes and Bamesberger, nays none, Buller absent, motion carried.


Moved by Obermier, seconded by Sikes, to approve hiring Calvin R Friesen as the new Maintenance Supervisor, roll call, yeas; Obermier, Sikes, Bulgrin and Bamesberger, nays none, Buller absent, motion carried.


Laura McDougall, Director of Four Corner Health met with the Board with updates


FEE REPORTS (reports were reviewed and placed on file)

County Clerk, September 2016                                             $46,676.12

District Court August 2016                                                     $4,072.54

District Court September 2016                                               $2,596.35

Sheriff July 2016                                                                     $5,650.60

Sheriff August 2016                                                                $5,433.02

Sheriff September 2016                                                          $6,610.29

County Treasurer – Fund Balances as of September 30, 2016

0100 General                                                                   $ 1,166,213.12

0300 Roads                                                                          $481,477.05

0650 Highway Bridge Buy Back Program                          $340,804.00

0676 Juvenile Diversion                                                         $3,513.72

0985 Child Support Enforcement Cty Atty                          $31,362.09

0990 Visitors Promotion                                                       $80,557.19

0995 Co Visitors Impr Fund                                               $220,735.95

1100 Reappraisal                                                                   $89,243.50

1150 ROD Preservation Fund                                                $21389.81

1200 Employment Security                                                  $30,209.61

1300 Area on Aging                                                                $4,219.09

1500 Relief & Medical                                                         $23,998.30

1700 State Institutions                                                          $13,310.25

1900 Veterans Aid Fund                                                       $28,897.22

2200 Busy Wheels                                                                   $9,311.60

2355 STOP                                                                              $9,228.83

2360 York Co Drug Fund                                                        $1,674.10

2410 Federal Drug Law Enf                                                  $17,966.50

2411 Federal Drug Law Cty Att                                            $11,456.83

2601 Debt Service                                                               $239,554.25

2700 Inheritance Tax                                                        $3,093,584.82

2913 911 Wireless Serv                                                        $24,595.39

2914 911 Wireless Serv Holding                                        $231,699.55

2915 Emergency Mgmt                                                         $84,076.65

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

5400 Noxious Weed Dist                                                        $5,659.68

5502 Ambulance                                                                   $52,392.98

5907 911 Emergency                                                           $162,593.92


Committee reports were given.


The Chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 11:48 a.m.  The next meeting will be held November 8, 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