The York County Board of Commissioners met according to law on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. as per notice in the York News Times on December 15, 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 Bulgrin, seconded by Sikes, to approve the minutes of the December 6, 2016, Board of Commissioners meeting; roll call: yeas, Bulgrin, Sikes, Obermier, Buller and Bamesberger; nays, none; motion carried.


Moved by Obermier, seconded by Sikes, to adopt the agenda for Tuesday December 20, 2016, roll call: yeas; Obermier, Sikes, Buller, Bulgrin and Bamesberger; nays, none; motion carried.


Harvey Keim, York County Highway Superintendent met with the Board with updates on the Road Department



There were no General Assistance at this time.



Moved by Obermier, seconded by Bulgrin, to approve the payroll in the amount of $152,488.71 and vendor claims, with the added claim to Grant Writing USA in the amount of $455.00 roll call: yeas; Obermier, Bulgrin, Sikes, Buller and Bamesberger; nays; none; motion carried.

Fund                  Name                                                           Description                              Total      


General              Angle, Murphy, Valentino & Campbell     Court Costs                              416.60

Visit Promo       Avery Outdoor                                             Media-Advertising                    265.00

General              Bender, Matthew & Co.                              Dues    89.60

General, Rd        Black Hills Energy                                      Heating Fuels                              550.15

General              Blue Knight Security, Inc.                           Security Contract                         774.00

Visit Promo       Bradshaw Community Days                               Grants                                                          1,500.00

General              Bredenkamp, Patricia                          Retirement                                                   10.00

General              Business Brokers Corporation                    Probation Costs                              6,569.14

General              Butler Co Sheriff                                         Court Costs                              19.00

General              Cash-Wa Candy Company                          Board of Prisoners                        1,169.89

Aging                 Cash-Wa Distributing Co.                           Health Promotion                      14.45

General              Central Nebraska Refrigeration                  Building & Ground                           165.36

General              Chances R Restaurant and Lounge             Juror Costs (Meal)                            162.84

Ambulance        City of York-Ambulance                            Quarterly Payment                         51,750.00

Visit Promo       Community Publishers                                Printing & Publication                    632.00

General              Consolidated Management Company         Dues    55.27


Debt Services    Cornerstone Bank                                        Monthly Payment/Bond               22,267.50

Road                   Cornhusker Cleaning Systems Inc.             Shop Supplies                         214.57

General              Crawford, Tanya L                                       Reimbursement                                           173.26

Road                   Cross-Dillon Tire                                        Tire Repair                            9,346.80

General              Cuda, Sharon                            Retirement                                                   10.00

General              CWC of York, Inc.                                      Office Supplies                         28.50

General              Dash Medical Gloves Inc.                                 Equipment                                                   365.40

General              Des Moines Stamp MFG Co                       Office Supplies                         120.95

General              Discovery Benefits, Inc.                              Cobra Monthly                         1,235.40

General, Aging  Eakes Office Plus                                        Office Supplies                         2,357.18

Road                   Fastenal Industrial & Const Supply            Shop Supplies/Tools               223.37

General              Fillman Law Offices                                   Court Costs                              256.50

General              Fillmore County Sheriff                              Court Costs                              35.10

Road                   Filter Care                                                   Equipment Repair                            98.05

General              Friesen, Calvin R                                       Reimbursement                                           25.00

General              Galls/Quartermaster LLC                           Uniform Allowance                      297.59

Road                   Geneva Implement Co, Inc.                         Equipment Repair                            106.00

General              Global Tech Inc.                                       Maintenance/Data Processing                     4,808.59

General, Aging  Grand Central Foods                                       Prisoners/Health Promo                              3,360.18

General, Rd        Great Plains Pest Management                                       Maintenance/Supplies                                 218.00

General              Green, Carla E                                       Reimbursement                                           52.05

Road                   Hawk, Jim Truck Trailers Inc.                    Shop Supplies/Tools               314.00

General              Hecht, Harry                              Retirement                                                   16.00

General              Heiden, Rex                                                 Surveyor Contract                         4,761.90

Visit Promo       Henderson Chamber of Commerce                     Grants                                                          136.82

Aging                 Hines, Janet K                                       Reimbursement                                           27.54

General              Hobart Sales & Service                           Equipment                                                   285.40

General              Hoblyn, Nancy                                             Mental Health Board                 95.00

General              Home Care Plus                                           Medical-Prisoners                        132.00

General              Hometown Leasing                                     Equipment Rental                            428.52

General, Rd        Jackson Services Inc.                                  Grounds Repair/Supplies             210.70

General              JM Monograms, Inc.                                   Janitorial Supplies                         170.00

Road                   Johnson Sand & Gravel Co, Inc.                 Gravel & Royalty                          15,198.49

Road                   Keim, F. Harvey                                       Reimbursement                                           90.00

Road                   Kerford Limestone Company                       Rock                                                             7,057.80

Road                   Kimball-Midwest                                        Shop Supplies                         318.38

Road                   Kliewer, Dennis Oil Acct                            Fuel   267.78

General              Kopchos Sanitation Inc.                                 Garbage                                                       245.00

Visit Promo       Lamar Companies, The                               Media-Advertising                    1,715.00

General              Larue Distributing, Inc.                                 Equipment                                                   122.04

Aging                 Lincoln Aging Partners                               Data Processing                     1,725.00

Road                   Mac Tools Distributor                                 Shop Tools                              35.00

Road                   Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc.                               Shop Supplies                         167.99

Visit Promo       McCool Community Club                               Grants                                                          650.00

Road                   Medical Enterprises, Inc.                            Safety Equipment                     31.00

Aging                 Merklinger, Jerri A                                       Reimbursement                                           81.00

General              Microfilm Imaging Systems, Inc.               Data Processing                     339.00

General              Mid-American Research Chemical            Janitorial Supplies                         523.50

Visit Promo       Midwest Meetings                                       Printing & Publication                    500.00

Road                   Midwest Service & Sales                            Shop Supplies                         7,434.20

Road                   Mike’s Radiator & Tire Repair                   Equipment Repair                            250.00

General              MIPS Inc.                                                     Data Processing                     1,121.63

General, Rd        Mogul’s Transmission, Inc.                        Fuel/Equip Repair                            902.86

General              Moore Medical, LLC                                  Medical-Prisoners                        341.97

General              NE Assoc. of County Officials                         Dues                                                             2,613.54

General              NE DOL/Boiler Inspection Program           Building & Ground                           72.00

General              NE State Bar Association                            Dues  240.00

General, Rd        NE State Fire Marshal                                 Maintenance Agreement                     600.00

Road                   NE Truck Center, Inc.                                 Equipment Repair                            3,529.80

Weed                  NE Weed Control                                        Dues  120.00

Road                   NMC Exchange LLC                                       Blades/Graders/Supplies                             13,171.68

General              North Office Supply                                    Office Supplies                         81.12

Road                   O’Reilly Auto Parts                                     Equipment Repair                            110.53

Road                   OfficeNet                                                     Office Equipment                     139.20

Road                   Osceola Implement & Supply Inc.              Equipment Repair                            115.65

Road                   Overland Sand & Gravel Company            Gravel & Royalty                          21,914.89

General              Paper Tiger Shredding                                Monthly Payment                         35.00

Road                   Paulsen, Terry L                                       Reimbursement                                           30.00

Road                   Payne JR, William D                                       Reimbursement                                           120.00


Visit Promo       Perennial Public Power District                           Electricity                                                    238.84

General              Pieper’s, Inc.                                                Building & Ground                           282.01

General, Rd        Plains Equipment Group                             Equipment Repair                            508.92

Road                   Platte Valley Communications                   Equipment Repair                            187.70

Road                   Power Plan                                                   Equipment Repair                            57.28

General, Rd        Rasmussen Auto Parts                                 Equipment Repair/Supplies             499.93

Road                   RDO Truck Center Co                                 Equipment Repair                            1,977.80

General              Reetz, Melvin                           Retirement                                                   12.00

Road                   Sahling Kenworth Inc.                                 Equipment Repair/Supplies             1,005.39

Road                   Sapp Bros. Petroleum, Inc.                          Fuel 3,936.38

General              Saum, Wanda E                                       Reimbursement                                           7.48

Visit Promo       Sautter, Robert R                                       Reimbursement                                           31.86

General              Schlender, Kevin                                         Mental Health Board                 95.00

General              Seams Possible                                            Uniform Allowance                      24.00

Emerg Mgmnt   Seward County Courthouse                         Gary Petersen                         4,109.65

General              Sixteenth Street Car Wash                              Tokens                                                         200.00

Road                   Slack Auto Supply, LLC                             Shop Supplies                         41.96

General              Solutions, Inc.                                 Maintenance                                                1,500.00

General              Sparqdata Solutions, Inc.                                 Maintenance                                                265.00

General              Stahr and Associates                                   P & Z Contract                         200.00

Sinking Fund     Stanard Appraisal Service Inc.                    Appraiser’s Fees                                760.00

Road                   Standard Battery, Inc.                                  Equipment Repair                            78.95

General              Svehla Law Offices                                     Court Costs                              434.00

General              Tactical Lighting & Equipment LLC         Cars & Trucks                            946.87

General              Thomson Reuters/West Payment Center    Legal Fees                                2,808.20

General              Trans Union Risk and Alternative                     Equipment                                                   110.00

Road                   Troester Basin Farm, Inc.                                       Miscellaneous                                             1,086.05

General              Urgent Care of York                                    Medical-Prisoners                        496.00

Visit Promo       USA Outdoor II, LLC                                  Media-Advertising                    390.00

General              Verizon Wireless Service LLC                   Telephone Service                           280.07

Road                   Village of Bradshaw                       Electricity                                                    26.36

Road                   Waiss, Lawrence                                       Reimbursement                                           30.00

General              Walgreens                                                    Medical-Prisoners                        309.42

Visit Promo       Web Tech Solutions                                       Miscellaneous                                             25.00

General              Weisheit, Frederick                                       Reimbursement                                           39.99

General, Aging,

Road                   Windstream Communications                    Telephone Service                           2,972.90

General              York Ace Hardware                                       Supplies/Equipment                                    322.53

General, Aging,

Visit Promo       York Area Chamber of Commerce                     Dues/Grants                                                 3,731.80

Aging                 York Area Senior Center                             Office Equipment                     400.00

Visit Promo       York College                                               Printing & Publication                    90.00

Visit Promo       York County Development Corp                                       Miscellaneous                                             1,170.12

General              York County District Court                        Court Costs                              243.00

General              York County Highway Dept.                       Fuel 2,247.56

General              York County Sheriff                                    Court Costs/Misc.                    4,485.61

General              York Dental Associates, P.C.                      Medical-Prisoners                        821.00

Road                   York Equipment, Inc.                                       Blades/Tools/Equip Repair                         4,191.60

General              York General Hospital                                Drug & Alcohol Test                  414.50

General              York Medical Clinic PC                              Medical-Prisoners                        666.32

General, Aging,

Rd, Visit Promo York News Times                                        Printing & Publication                    596.50




There were no interfund transfer at this time.


Jill Clay with Contryman Associates, P.C. met with the Board to discuss York County 2015-2016 Audit.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Sikes, to approve a three (3) year contract with Contryman Associates, P.C.  to do the audit for York County for the years of 2017, 2018 and 2019, with the elimination of Statement of Receipts, Disbursements and Changed in Fund Balance Budget and Actual Cash Basis roll call, yeas; Bulgrin, Sikes, Obermier, Buller and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.


Bids were opened as advertised in the York News Times on December 6 and 13, 2016 at 9:45 a.m. for the purchase of a Heating only Roof Top Unit.  The following bids were received.    


Rasmussen Mechanical Services       HKRP6157                              $42,424.00

                                                            HKRP6157                              $35,540.00


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Buller, to accept the bid from Rasmussen Mechanical Services to purchase a New Heating only Roof Top Unit, HKRP6157 in the amount of $ 35,540.00, to be delivered the same time as the Roof Top Cooling Unit, roll call; yeas, Bulgirn, Buller, Sikes, Obermier and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.


            Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Obermier, to adopt Resolution #16-54 to appoint Tucker Boss and Patty Morner to the Extension Committee for a three (3) year term starting from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2019, roll call; yeas, Bulgrin, Obermier, Sikes, Buller and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried




WHEREAS, there the Board has been advised that the terms of Barb Woodruff, and Roger Wilton on the Extension Board Commission will expire on December 31, 2016; and


WHEREAS, the Board has been advised that Tucker Boss and Patty Morner are willing to be appointed to the Extension Board; and


NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Tucker Boss and Patty Morner be appointed to the Extension Board for a Three (3) Year Term starting January 1, 2017 through December 31,2019


Dated this 20th day of December, 2016


            Moved by Sikes, seconded by Bulgrin, to adopt Resolution #16-55 reappointing Gary Zoubek to the Visitors Bureau Board for a three (3) year term continuing from December 21, 2016 through December 20, 2019, roll call; yeas, Sikes, Bulgrin, Buller, Obermier and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.





WHEREAS, the Visitors Bureau Board has requested the reappointment of a member to its Board; and


WHEREAS, current board members, Gary Zoubek has agreed to be reappointed for another 3 years; and


NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that as of December 21, 2016, through December 20, 2019, Gary Zoubek hereby reappointment to another three (3) year term with the Visitors Bureau Board.


Dated, this 20th day of December, 2016.


Moved by Buller, seconded by Obermier, to go into executive session at 11:00 a.m.; to prevent needless injury to an individual, also present Candace Dick, York County Attorney, Harvey Keim, York County Highway Superintendent and Brad Friedli, roll call: yeas; Buller, Obermier, Sikes, Bulgrin and Bamesberger; nays, none; motion carried.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Buller, to come out of executive session at 11:17 a.m. which no action was taken; roll call: yeas; Bulgrin, Buller, Sikes, Obermier and Bamesberger; nays, none; motion carried.


FEE REPORTS (reports were reviewed and placed on file)

County Clerk, November 2016                                             $15,965.94

District Court November 2016                                               $1,353.10

Sheriff July 2016 (corrected)                                                     $218.51

Sheriff August 2016 (corrected)                                                  $66.74

Sheriff September 2016 (corrected)                                          $164.00

Sheriff October 2016                                                               $6,766.00

Sheriff November 2016                                                           $5,196.18

County Treasurer – Fund Balances as of November, 2016

0100 General                                                                      $ 591,444.42

0300 Roads                                                                          $269,046.93

0650 Highway Bridge Buy Back Program                          $340,804.00

0676 Juvenile Diversion                                                            $512.47

0985 Child Support Enforcement Cty Atty                          $31,362.09

0990 Visitors Promotion                                                       $87,762.88

0995 Co Visitors Impr Fund                                               $242,709.27

1100 Reappraisal                                                                   $89,243.50

1150 ROD Preservation Fund                                               $23,127.31

1200 Employment Security                                                  $30,312.19

1300 Area on Aging                                                              $19,354.06

1500 Relief & Medical                                                         $22,346.99

1700 State Institutions                                                          $11,110.24

1900 Veterans Aid Fund                                                       $28,897.22

2200 Busy Wheels                                                                   $9,314.10

2355 STOP                                                                            $10,028.83

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                                                               $255,630.32

2700 Inheritance Tax                                                        $3,276,424.35

2913 911 Wireless Serv                                                        $30,395.97

2914 911 Wireless Serv Holding                                        $231,699.55

2915 Emergency Mgmt                                                         $76,411.42

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

5400 Noxious Weed Dist                                                      $20,264.34

5502 Ambulance                                                                   $58,129.32

5907 911 Emergency                                                           $169,775.98


Committee reports were given.


Kurt Bulgrin attended the Board of Trustees, Hospital Authority #1 board meeting on Tuesday December 6, 2016 at 12:00 p.m.


The Chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 11:18 a.m.  The next meeting will be held January 3, 2017 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