The York County Board of Commissioners met according to law on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. as per notice in the York News Times on November 17, 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, Benjamin Dennis, Deputy County Attorney, Dena Bushnell, General Assistance Director, 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 Sikes, seconded by Bulgrin, to approve the minutes of the November 8, 2016, Board of Commissioners meeting; roll call: yeas, Sikes, Bulgrin, Buller, Obermier and Bamesberger ; nays, none; motion carried.


Moved by Buller, seconded by Obermier, to adopt the agenda for Tuesday November 22, 2016, roll call: yeas; Buller, Obermier, Sikes, Bulgrin and Bamesberger; nays, none; motion carried.


Moved by Sikes, seconded by Obermier, to go into executive session at 8:33 a.m. to prevent needless injury to an individual; 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 8:46 a.m. which no action was taken; roll call: yeas; Bulgrin, Buller, Sikes, Obermier and Bamesberger; nays, none; motion carried.



Moved by Obermier, seconded by Sikes, to approve General Assistance Case #16-6 for electric bill, in the amount of $380.00, roll call, yeas; Obermier, Sikes, Buller, Bulgrin and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.



Moved by Sikes, seconded by Obermier, to approve the payroll in the amount of $155,636.22 and vendor claims, roll call: yeas; Sikes, Obermier, Buller, Bulgrin and Bamesberger; nays; none; motion carried.

Fund                  Name                                                           Description                              Total      


Road                   Allied Oil & Supply, Inc.                            Fuel   761.20

General              Angle, Murphy, Valentino & Campbell     Court Costs                              538.82

Visit Promo       Avery Outdoor                                             Media-Advertising                    250.00

Road                   Bamesberger Blacksmith & Welding         Steel Products                         137.90

Road                   Biel, John R                                       Reimbursement                                           100.00

General              Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska           Friedli Cobra                             806.08

Road                   Bosselman                                                   Fuel 28,736.38

General              Bredenkamp, Patricia                          Retirement                                                   10.00


Visit Promo       Cash-Wa Candy Company                          Board of Prisoners                        673.78

Aging                 Cash-Wa Distributing Co.                           Health Promotion                      1,275.84

General              Cass County Sheriff, Civil Process             Court Costs                              56.75

Visit Improve    Certified Folder Display Service                Tourism Promotion                      4,144.54

Visit Promo       Consumer Direct Marketing                       Printing & Publication                    185.00

Road                   Cornhusker Cleaning Systems Inc.             Shop Supplies                         27.15

General, Road    Corporate Payment Systems                       Monthly Payment                         2,226.14

General              Crawford, Tanya L                                       Reimbursement                                           155.00

Road                   Cross-Dillon Tire                                        Tire Repair                            11,253.70

General              Cuda, Sharon                            Retirement                                                   10.00

General              Dawson County Sheriff                               Court Costs                              6.00

Road                   Donna’s Computer Sales & Service           Office Equipment                     112.50

General              Douglas County Treasurer                          Autopsy Costs                              250.00

Road                   Dustrol Inc.                                       Miscellaneous                                             2,000.00

General, Aging,

Rd, Visit Promo,

Relief & Med,

Emerg Mgmnt,

Weed                  Eakes Office Plus                                        Office Supplies                         2,029.75

General              Eaton, Sharon                                              Election Worker                           175.50

Aging                 Eckard, Linda                                              Mileage Allowance                      69.12

General              Fillman Law Office                                     Court Costs                              3,971.00

Road                   Filter Care                                                   Equipment Repair                            192.10

Visit Promo       Flagship Publishing                                     Media-Advertising                    280.00

Road                   Flail-Master                                                 Grader Blades                            171.65

Road                   Gale’s Welding, Inc.                                   Equipment Repair                            44.04

General, Rd        General Fire and Safety Equipment            Maintenance Agreement                     475.13

General              Grafton Law Office, P.C., L.L.O.                Court Costs                              807.50

General, Aging  Grand Central Foods                                       Prisoners/Health Promotion                        3,376.74

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

General              Grenfell, Lorraine                                       Election Worker                           58.50

General              Hall County Sheriff                                     Court Costs                              18.50

General              Hecht, Harry                              Retirement                                                   16.00

Visit Promo       Henderson Chamber of Commerce                     Grants                                                          674.30

General              Hild, Janet                                                   Election Worker                           290.25

Aging                 Hines, Janet K                                       Reimbursement                                           10.27

General              Hoblyn, Nancy                                             Mental Health                            285.00

General              Home Care Plus                                           Medical-Prisoners                        44.00

General              Hometown Leasing                                     Equipment Rental                            49.99

Road                   Hooker Bros. Sand & Gravel, Inc.              Gravel & Royalty                          232.24

General              Hy-Tec Auto Service                                   Fuel   266.35

Road                   Hydraulic Equipment Service                     Equipment Repair                            863.24

General              Jackson Services Inc.                                  Maintenance Agreement                     122.00

General              JM Monograms, Inc.                                   Uniform Allowance                      61.90

Road                   Johnson Sand & Gravel Co, Inc.                 Gravel & Royalty                          24,214.78

Road                   Kerbow, Juan Jr                                       Reimbursement                                           28.75

Road                   Kerford Limestone Company                       Rock                                                             8,518.80

General              Knight, Gayla                                              Election Worker                           65.25

Visit Promo       Lamar Companies, The                               Media-Advertising                    490.00

General              Lancaster County Sheriff                            Court Costs                              21.42

General              Loup Valley Lighting, Inc.                          Building & Ground                           357.61

Visit Improve    Maly Marketing                                          Special Projects                          2,560.00

Road                   Mead Lumber Co.                                       Equip Rental/Supplies             583.27

Road                   Medical Enterprises, Inc.                            Safety Equipment                     31.00

General              Microfilm Imaging Systems, Inc.               Data Processing                     339.00

General              Mid-American Research Chemical            Janitorial Supplies                         381.30

Road                   Naber’s Locksmith Service                         Office Supplies                         496.16

General, Rd        NE Assoc. of County Officials                         Dues                                                             1,431.00

Road                   NE Truck Center, Inc.                                 Equipment Repair                            345.78

General, Rd        NMC Exchange LLC                                   Building & Ground                           4,754.45

General              Norfolk Lodge & Suites                              Mileage Allowance                      127.50

General              North Office Supply                                    Office Supplies                         430.19

General              Northeast Nebraska Juvenile Service         Juvenile Care Costs                     2,422.50

Road                   OfficeNet                                                     Office Supplies                         401.36

General              Olberding, Rita R                                        Court Costs                              7.35

Road                   Overland Sand & Gravel Company            Gravel & Royalty                          15,593.12

General, Aging  Paper Tiger Shredding                                Monthly Payment                         67.00

Road                   Paulsen, Terry L                                       Reimbursement                                           30.00

Rd, Visit Promo Perennial Public Power District                                       Electricity/Advertising                               189.37

General              Pieper Plumbing & Well Drilling Inc.        Building & Ground                           115.00

General              Plains Power & Equip, Inc.                         Building & Ground                           109.40

Road                   Platte Valley Communications                   Equipment Repair                            176.00

Road                   Power Plan                                                   Equipment Repair                            1,119.15

Road                   Rasmussen Auto Parts                                 Shop Tools/Supplies               165.83

General              Rasmussen Mechanical Services, Inc.        Building & Ground                           1,665.67

Road                   RDO Truck Center Co.                                Equipment Repair                            47.25

General              Redfield & Company, Inc.                          Office Supplies                         678.43

General              Reetz, Melvin                           Retirement                                                   12.00

State Institute    Region V Systems                                       Miscellaneous                                             2,483.00

General              Road 6 Customs                                          Capital Outlay                            2,025.00

Road                   Sapp Bros. Petroleum, Inc.                          Fuel 2,577.33

General              Schlender, Kevin                                         Mental Health                            285.00

General              ServiceMaster Clean of York                                       Miscellaneous                                             79.35

General              Skip’s Radiator & Automotive                   Fuel   230.00

Road                   Slack Auto Supply, LLC                             Equipment Repair                            57.15

General              Smith, Patricia N.                                   Retirement                                                   72.00

General              Sparqdata Solutions, Inc.                                 Maintenance                                                265.00

General              Stahr and Associates                                   P & Z Contract                         200.00

General              Stahr, Susan D                                       Reimbursement                                           103.68

General              Stanard Appraisal Service Inc.                    Appraiser’s Fees                                760.00

Road                   Standard Battery, Inc.                                  Equipment Repair                            467.24

Road                   Starbuck, Charles L                                       Reimbursement                                           30.00

General              State of NE/Das Central Finance                Data Processing                     115.88

Road                   Thermo King Christiansen                          Equip Repair/Supplies             544.36

General              Thomson Reuters/West Payment Center                            Dues/Fees                                                    2,858.48

Road                   Troester Basin Farm, Inc.                                       Miscellaneous                                             272.37

General              Turner, Kelly B                                       Reimbursement                                           45.90

Visit Promo       USA Outdoor II, Inc.                                   Media-Advertising                    390.00

Visit Promo       Web Tech Solutions                                       Miscellaneous                                             25.00

Road                   Weldon Industries, Inc.                               Equipment Repair                            161.53

Visit Promo       Wessels Living History Farm                              Grants                                                          8,057.83


Relief & Med,

911 Emergency  Windstream Communications                    Telephone Service                           1,723.48

General              York Ace Hardware                                       Supplies/Fuel                                               333.60

Visit Promo       York Area Chamber of Commerce             Special Projects                          379.50

Visit Promo       York County Development Corp.                                       Miscellaneous                                             1,004.93

General              York County Highway Dept.                       Fuel   337.00


Inherit Tax         York County Treasurer                               Inter-Fund Transfers                        24,447.60

Road                   York Equipment, Inc.                                  Equipment Repair                            165.34

General              York Fire Department                                 Medical-Prisoners                        588.20

General, Rd        York General Hospital                                Physical Capacity                         744.75

General, Rd,

Visit Promo       York News Times                                       Dues/Printing & Publication                       4,731.27

Visit Improve    York Printing Company, LLC                     Brochure Printing                          48.40

Juv Diversion    York Public Schools                                    Fees 4,001.25



Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Obermier to adopt a Resolution #16-50 to transfer $1,000.00 from the General Fund to the Juvenile Diversion Fund, roll call; yeas, Bulgrin, Obermier, Sikes, Buller and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.



WHEREAS, the York County Board of Commissioners met at their regular meeting on the 22nd day of November 2016, to discuss and act on an emergency created in the funds available in the Juvenile Diversion Fund; 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 $1,000.00; and


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the York County Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $1,000.00 from the General Fund to the Juvenile Diversion Fund, and when Grant monies in the amount of $1,000.00 come available need to be transfer back to the General Fund 


DATED this 22nd day of November, 2016


Moved by Sikes, seconded by Buller, to approve the certification of County Highway Superintendent for determining incentive payment for January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016, roll call; yeas, Sikes, Buller, Bulgrin, Obermier and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Buller, to designate Bill Bamesberger as the County Board Chair, Casting Ballot for the NACO Conference for voting in the NACO officers and Jack Sikes as the Alternate in the event Mr. Bamesberger is unavailable to cast the ballot, roll call; yeas, Bulgrin, Buller, Obermier, Sikes and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.


Annually, the Board must designate a county newspaper for publication purposes.


Moved by Obermier, seconded by Buller, to designate the York News-Times as the county newspaper for publication purposes for the year 2017; roll call: yeas, Obermier, Buller, Bulgrin, Sikes and Bamesberger; nays, none; motion carried.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Obermier, to adopt Resolution #16-51 setting the percentage of funds to be transferred from the General Fund to the Road Fund for fiscal year 2017-2018 at 34%, roll call: yeas, Bulgrin, Obermier, Sikes, Buller and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.




WHEREAS, the York County Board of Commissioners at its regular meeting on November 22, 2016, discussed the fact that on August 30, 2016, the proposed budget statement for the County Road fund was adopted, such total budget being in the sum of $4,769,054.53.  There are funds to be transferred from the County General Fund to the County Road Fund in the approximate amount of $1,909,924.07; and


WHEREAS, the amount of revenue in the General Fund to be generated from Property Taxes is set at $5,616,751.67;


NOW BE IT RESOLVED, that the York County Treasurer shall transfer 34% of the 2017-2018 taxes collected for the County General Fund be transferred to the County Road Fund as per the adopted budget.


Dated this 22th day of November, 2016


Moved by Obermier, seconded by Sikes, to adopt Resolution #16-52 setting salaries for the county officials which reflect a 3% increase for the 2017 salary (Clerk, Assessor, Clerk of the District Court, Public Defender and Treasurer) at $ 56,759.08, Sheriff at $67,842.36 and County Attorney at $76,701.94; roll call: yeas, Obermier, Sikes,  and Bamesberger, nays Buller and Bulgrin, motion carried.




WHEREAS, the York County Board of Commissioners met on November 22, 2016 at their regular meeting to discuss and act on the salaries for the Elected Officials of York County.  Notice of the hearing to consider and set salaries was given by publishing such notice in the agenda.


WHEREAS, the salaries to be set are Elected Officials of York County being as follows:  York County Assessor, York County Clerk, York County Clerk of the District Court, York County Treasurer, York County Sheriff, York County Public Defender and York County Attorney. 


NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Elected Officials of York County shall receive the following salaries for the year 2017, and shall receive an increase each of the following years for the years 2017 and 2018 as described below.  Said increases shall take effect January 1 of each subsequent year.




York County Clerk, County Assessor, County Treasurer and County Clerk of the District Court, York County Public Defender;                                                       $56,759.08


York County Sheriff:                                                                       $67,842.36


York County Attorney:                                                                    $76,701.94


(FOR THE YEARS 2017 AND 2018 – Annual Cost of Living Adjustment)


Annual adjustments for 2017 and 2018 will be based on the Midwest Consumer Price Index as established by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor except when the CPI falls below “0” and except when the CPI raises above 3% in any year, in which case the annual adjustment will be no more than 3%.


In addition to and in consideration of the above salaries, the following will also apply:


1.     The County Attorney position shall remain a full-time position with no private practice allowed.


2.     The Deputy Public Defender position shall remain discontinued.


3.     The County on an annual basis during the term of this Resolution reserves the right to contract out or enter into an agreement with an Elected Official or Officials who are qualified to serve as a budget-making authority as may be approved by the Board.  It is the intent of the York County Board that if an agreement is made with an Elected Officials, that such agreement shall not constitute an increase in the herein adopted salary but shall be and is a part of the agreement.  If the Board contracts with an Elected Official to serve as the budget making authority, that official shall be allowed an additional amount not to exceed $1,500.00 for performing those duties.


4.     Be it further resolved that in addition to the above stated salaries, each County Official shall receive benefits as provided in the York County Employee Manual consisting of health insurance, life insurance, disability insurance and retirement benefits.


Dated this 22nd day of November, 2016


Bids were opened as advertised in the York News Times on November 8 and 22, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. for the purchase of a Roof Top Unit.  The following bids were received.        


Rasmussen Mechanical Services                   $124,982.00


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Obermier, to accept the bid from Rasmussen Mechanical Services to purchase a New Roof Top to be a Daiken model RPS090D in the amount of $124,982.00, roll call; yeas, Bulgrin, Obermier, Sikes, Buller and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.


Harvey Keim, Highway Superintendent met with the Board with updates on the Road department.


Bids were opened as advertised in the York News Times on November 4, 11 and 18, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. for the purchase of a New Truck-Tractor.  The following bids were received.


Sahling Kenworth, Inc            2017 Kenworth T800 DC 500hp 1850 ft            $113,844.00


Freightliner Truck Center Co 2018 Freightliner SD122 500hp                     $116,332.12


RDO Truck Center                 2017 Mack CXU613 505hp                            $110,079.00

                                                2017 Mack CXU613 505hp                            $115,476.00

                                                2017 Mack CXU613 505hp                            $110,954.00


Nebraska Peterbilt                  2017 Peterbilt 567 500hp 1850 ft                  $111,000.00


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Buller, to accept Harvey Keim, Highway Superintendent recommendation to purchase the 2017 Mack CXU613 505hp in the amount of $110,954.00, with the delivery date of 10-20 business days, roll call; yeas, Bulgrin, Buller, Sikes, and Bamesberger, nays Obermier, motion carried.


Melanie Wilkinson, York News Times and Hillary Mundt from the Wessels Living History Farm, met with the Board to discuss moving the Ag Hall of Fame Plaques and displays from the Courthouse basement out to the Wessels Living History Farm.



FEE REPORTS (reports were reviewed and placed on file)

County Clerk, October 2016                                                 $16,045.50

District Court October 2016                                                   $1,202.95

County Treasurer – Fund Balances as of October 31, 2016

0100 General                                                                      $ 926,564.25

0300 Roads                                                                          $403,895.78

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                                                       $85,442.65

0995 Co Visitors Impr Fund                                               $230,305.25

1100 Reappraisal                                                                   $89,243.50

1150 ROD Preservation Fund                                               $22,193.31

1200 Employment Security                                                  $30,296.42

1300 Area on Aging                                                                $9,624.23

1500 Relief & Medical                                                         $23,123.56

1700 State Institutions                                                          $13,499.24

1900 Veterans Aid Fund                                                       $28,897.22

2200 Busy Wheels                                                                   $9,312.98

2355 STOP                                                                              $9,628.83

2360 York Co Drug Fund                                                        $1,674.10

2410 Federal Drug Law Enf                                                  $17,458.09

2411 Federal Drug Law Cty Att                                            $11,456.83

2601 Debt Service                                                               $253,161.80

2700 Inheritance Tax                                                        $3,187,331.45

2913 911 Wireless Serv                                                        $30,395.97

2914 911 Wireless Serv Holding                                        $231,699.55

2915 Emergency Mgmt                                                         $80,542.62

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

5400 Noxious Weed Dist                                                           $504.83

5502 Ambulance                                                                   $57,440.84

5907 911 Emergency                                                           $162,796.59


Committee reports were given.


The Chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 10:13 a.m.  The next meeting will be held December 6, 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