The York County Board of Commissioners met according to law on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. as per notice in the York News Times on January 12, 2017, with Chairman Jack Sikes presiding, with Randy Obermier, Paul Buller and Bill Bamesberger, Kurt Bulgrin Absent. Also, present at the meeting was Kelly Turner, York County Clerk, Melanie Wilkinson, Correspondent for the York News Times and Luke Fochtman, correspondent for KAWL.


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.


Sikes 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 Bamesberger, to approve the minutes of the January 3, 2017, Board of Commissioners meeting; roll call: yeas, Obermier, Bamesberger, Buller and Sikes; nays, none; Bulgrin absent, motion carried.


Moved by Buller, seconded by Obermier, to adopt the agenda for Tuesday January 17, 2017, roll call: yeas; Buller, Obermier, Bamesberger and Sikes; nays, none; Bulgrin absent, motion carried.


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


Kurt Bulgrin arrived to the meeting


Kathy Barnes, York County Court Clerk, met with the Board, about purchasing new blind for her office.


Bill Donovan, met with the Board with updates on the pipeline.



There were no General Assistance at this time.



Moved by, Obermier, seconded by Bamesberger, to approve the payroll in the amount of $158,199.14 and vendor claims, roll call: yeas; Obermier, Bamesberger, Buller, Bulgrin, and Sikes nays; none; motion carried.

Fund                  Name                                                           Description                              Total      


Road                   Ace Irrigation and MFG                              Shop Supplies                         284.64

Visit Promo       Avery Outdoor                                             Media-Advertising                    265.00

Road                   Baum Hydraulics Corp                                Equipment Repair                            658.97

General              Beaver Bearing Co. of York, LLC              Equipment Repair                            22.15

General, Rd        Black Hills Energy                                      Heating Fuels                              3,992.95

General              Blue Knight Security                                   Security Contract                         870.00

Road                   Bosselman                                                   Fuel 17,937.02

General              Bredenkamp, Patricia                          Retirement                                                   10.00

General              Cash-Wa Candy Company                          Board of Prisoners                        1,342.47

Aging                 Cash-Wa Distributing Co.                           Health Promotion                      926.64

General              Contryman Associates, P.C.                        Audit Costs                              7,500.00

General              Cornerstone Insurance Group                     Discovery Benefits                         7,972.64

Road                   Cornhusker Cleaning Systems Inc.             Shop Supplies                         120.62

General, Rd        Corporate Payment Systems                       Monthly Payment                         989.62

General              Crawford, Tanya L                                       Reimbursement                                           30.00

Road                   Cross-Dillon Tire                                        Tire Repair                            7,873.00

General              Cuda, Sharon                            Retirement                                                   10.00

General              CWC of York, Inc.                                      Office Supplies                         63.50

Road                   Del-Ray Quality                                          Equipment Repair                            345.00

Road                   Dibbern Machine                                         Shop Supplies                         61.13

General              Discovery Benefits, Inc.                              Cobra Monthly                         592.70

General, Aging,

Rd, Weed           Eakes Office Plus                                        Office Supplies                         2,023.38

General              Electronic Systems, Inc-2                           Maintenance Agreement                     65.00

General              Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott                         Lodging                                                       199.90

General, Rd        Fastenal Industrial & Const Supply            Building & Ground/Supplies            61.27

General              Fillman Law Offices                                   Court Costs                              1,093.50

Road                   Filter Care                                                   Equipment Repair                            61.35

Road                   Five Star Truck Center-York                      Tire Repair                            55.00

General              Friesen, Calvin R                                       Reimbursement                                           66.75

Road                   Gale’s Welding, Inc.                                   Steel Products                         87.00

General, Rd        General Fire and Safety Equipment            Maintenance Agreement/Equip          841.93

Road                   Geneva Tire                                                 Equipment Repair                            125.00

General, Aging  Grand Central Foods                                   Board of Prisoner/Health             4,543.87

General, Rd        Great Plains Pest Management                   Janitorial Supplies                         143.00

General              GT Distributors, Inc.-Austin                       Safety Equipment                     133.79

General              Hecht, Harry                              Retirement                                                   16.00

Visit Promo       Henderson Chamber of Commerce                     Grants                                                          1,003.00

Visit Promo       Henderson Heritage & Tourism                         Grants                                                          3,076.09

General              Hiebner Body Shop                                     Cars & Trucks                            500.00

Weed                  Hinz Repair                                                 Fuel   147.70

General              Hoblyn, Nancy                                             Mental Health Board                 95.00

General              Home Care Plus                                           Medical-Prisoners                        264.00

General              Hometown Leasing                                     Data Processing/Equip           2,555.36

Road                   Hooker Bros. Sand & Gravel, Inc.              Gravel & Royalty                          97.04

Road                   Hotsy Equipment Co.                                  Building & Ground                           7,295.00

General              Hy-Tec Auto Service                                   Fuel   527.22

Road                   J & R Heating & A/C, Inc.                          Building & Ground                           1,460.00

General, Rd        Jackson Services Inc.                                       Agreement/Supplies                                    214.20

Road                   Jensen Lumber Company                            Equip Repair/Supplies             59.78

General              JM Monograms, Inc.                                   Uniform Allowance                      47.85

Road                   Johnson Sand & Gravel Co, Inc.                 Gravel & Royalty                          6,286.03

Road                   Kerford Limestone Company                       Rock                                                             15,105.90

General              Kopchos Sanitation, Inc.                                 Garbage                                                       193.00

Visit Promo       Lamar Companies, The                               Media-Advertising                    515.00

General              Larue Distributing, Inc.                                 Equipment                                                   164.12

General              Liermann’s Service                                     Fuel     14.00

Road                   Logan Contractors Supply Inc.                                 Equipment                                                   35,958.00

General              Loup Valley Lighting, Inc.                          Building & Ground                           483.16

General              Malouf & Associates                                  Janitorial Supplies                         1,478.03

Visit Improve    Maly Marketing                                          Special Projects                          2,560.00

Road                   Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc.                               Shop Supplies                         193.14

Road                   Mead Lumber Co.                                       Equipment Repair                            8.29

General              Microfilm Imaging Systems, Inc.               Data Processing                     339.00

General              Mid America First Call, Inc.                       Autopsy Costs                              605.00

General              Mid-American Research Chemical            Janitorial Supplies                         926.30

Visit Promo       Midwest Medical Transport Co, LLC         Special Projects                          250.00

General              MIPS Inc.                                                     Data Processing                     1,121.63

General              Mogul’s Transmission, Inc.                        Fuel   111.46

General              Moore Medical, LLC                                  Medical-Prisoners                        341.97

General              MRO                                                            Autopsy Costs                              164.30

Road                   Murphy Tractor                                           Motor Grader                            246,125.00

General, Rd        NE Public Power District                           Electricity                                                    3,807.65

Road                   NE Truck Center, Inc.                                 Equipment Repair                            45.78

General              Nemaha County Clerk                                 Dues    75.00

911 Emergency  Nemaha County Sheriff’s Office                Telephone Service                           35.11

Road                   Nirma                                                           Dues  348.00


Visit Promo       North Office Supply                                    Office Supplies                         603.50

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

Road                   O’Reilly Auto Parts                                     Equipment Repair                            23.20

Road                   OfficeNet                                                     Office Supplies/Equipment      57.49

Road                   Osceola Implement & Supply Inc.              Equipment Repair                            13,248.53

General              Ouren, William                                           Autopsy Costs                              150.00

Road                   Overland Sand & Gravel Company            Gravel & Royalty                          33,628.32

General              Paint Monkeys                                             Capital Outlay                            741.97

General              Paper Tiger Shredding                                Monthly Payment                         35.00

Road                   Paulsen, Terry L                                       Reimbursement                                           30.00

General              Peavey Company, Lynn                              Drug & Alcohol Test                  128.40


Visit Promo       Perennial Public Power District                           Electricity                                                    231.26

General              Pieper Plumbing & Well Drilling               Building & Ground                           7,338.95

Road                   Plains Equipment Group                             Equipment Repair                            1,275.29

Road                   Platte Valley Communications                   Equipment Repair                            145.25

Road                   Power Plan                                                   Equipment Repair                            1,445.57

Road                   Pyramid Tarp & Repair, LLC                     Equip Repair/Supplies             318.00

General              Rasmussen, Ashley                                       Reimbursement                                           226.20

Road, Weed       Rasmussen Auto Parts                                       Supplies/Tools/Fuel                                    1,294.43

General              Rasmussen Mechanical Services, Inc.        Maintenance Agreement                     1,846.50

Road                   RDO Truck Center Co.                                Equipment Repair                            412.59

General              Redfield & Company, Inc.                          Office Supplies                         555.86

General              Reetz, Melvin                           Retirement                                                   12.00

General              Region V Services                                       Mental Retardation                    6,081.00

Road                   Sahling Kenworth Inc.                                 Equipment Repair                            464.59

Road                   Sapp Bros. Petroleum, Inc.                          Fuel     88.84

Visit Promo       Sautter, Robert R                                       Reimbursement                                           21.06

General              Schlender, Kevin                                         Court Costs                              9,338.50

Emerg Mgmnt   Seward County Courthouse                         Gary Petersen                         3,805.30

Road                   Slack Auto Supply, LLC                             Shop Supplies/Tools               70.98

General              Solutions, Inc.                                 Maintenance                                                1,500.00

General              Sparqdata Solutions, Inc.                            Data Processing                     265.00

General              Stahr and Associates                                   Contractual Services                         200.00

Road                   Standard Battery, Inc.                                  Equipment Repair                            177.34

Road                   Starbuck, Charles L                                       Reimbursement                                           30.00

General              Stecker, James C.                                        Court Costs                              42.79

General              Stephens Law Offices, P.C., L.L.O.            Court Costs                              1,168.50

General              Trans Union Risk and Alternative                     Equipment                                                   110.00

Road                   Troester Basin Farm, Inc.                                       Miscellaneous                                             276.36

General              Urgent Care of York                                    Medical-Prisoners                        216.00

Visit Promo       USA Outdoor II, LLC                                  Media-Advertising                    415.00

General, Rd        Verizon Wireless Services LLC                 Telephone Service                           738.44

Road                   Village of Bradshaw                       Electricity                                                    30.84

Road                   Village of McCool Junction                         Water/Sewer                                                45.00

General              Washington County Sheriff                        Court Costs                              47.50

Visit Promo       Web Tech Solutions                                       Miscellaneous                                             45.00

Road                   Weldon Industries, Inc.                               Equipment Repair                            1,631.30

Visit Promo       Wessels Living History Farm                              Grants                                                          1,661.80

General, Aging,

Rd, Rel & Med,

911 Emergency  Windstream Communications                    Telephone Service                           4,589.06

General              Wollenburg, Nicholas L                                       Reimbursement                                           30.00

General              Wurm, Jana Sue                                          Data Processing                     799.86

General, Rd        York Ace Hardware                                     Equip Repair/Tools/Supplies   616.87

Aging                 York Area Senior Center                             Monthly Payment                         400.00

Visit Improve    York College                                               Capital Construction                  15,000.00

Visit Promo       York County Development Corp                                       Miscellaneous                                             1,165.73

General              York County District Court                        Court Costs                              488.00

General              York County Highway Dept.                       Fuel 2,508.68

General              York County Sheriff                                    Court Costs/Fees                     4,929.13

Road                   York Equipment, Inc.                                  Equipment Repair                            3.94

Road                   York Farm Supply LLC                              Equipment Repair                            71.80

General, Rd        York General Hospital                                       Autopsy/Drug & Alcohol Test                    576.25

General              York News Times                                        Printing & Publication/Dues           660.43

Road                   York Printing Company, LLC                     Equipment Repair                            82.97




There were no interfund transfer at this time.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Buller, to authorize the Chairman to sign the annual weed reports; roll call: yeas, Bulgrin, Buller, Bamesberger, Obermier and Sikes; nays, none; motion carried.


Committee assignments for 2017 were reviewed.


Moved by Buller, seconded by Bamesberger, to approve the County Board Committee Assignments for 2017; with the changes to the Safety and Security Committee, take Jack Sikes off, add Cal Friesen and change Candace last name to Bottorf, roll call: yeas, Buller, Bamesberger, Obermier, Bulgrin and Sikes; nays, none; motion carried.




Blue Valley Community Action:                   Kurt Bulgrin & Bill Bamesberger

Buildings & Grounds:                                                Paul Buller & Bill Bamesberger

County Health Coalition:                               Kurt Bulgrin & Bill Bamesberger

County Relief:                                                            Jack Sikes & Paul Buller

Economic Development (YCDC):                 Kurt Bulgrin & Randy Obermier

Juvenile Services:                                          Jack Sikes & Randy Obermier

Landfill Board:                                               Kurt Bulgrin & Paul Buller

Region V:                                                       Bill Bamesberger & Kurt Bulgrin

SENDD:                                                          Kurt Bulgrin & Randy Obermier

York County Aging Services:                                    Jack Sikes & Randy Obermier

Four Corners Health:                                      Jack Sikes & Bill Bamesberger (alternate)

GIS Steering Committee:                               Kurt Bulgrin, Randy Obermier, Ann Charlton, Dale Radcliff & Rex Heiden

Road Dept Liaison:                                        Paul Buller & Bill Bamesberger

Emergency Liaison:                                       Kurt Bulgrin & Randy Obermier

Veterans Liaison:                                           Jack Sikes & Bill Bamesberger

Safety & Security                                           Paul Buller, Dale Radcliff, Sharilyn Steube, Cal

                                                                                    Friesen, Candace Bottorf, Harvey Keim, Lori Byers, Nick                                                                                              Wollenburg & Gary Petersen                                                

Employee Manual:                                         Elected Officials & Department Heads

Chamber of Commerce:                                 Randy Obermier & Paul Buller

Visitors Promotion Liaison:                          Randy Obermier & Paul Buller

Budget Committee:                                        Brenda Scavo, Amanda Ring, Bill Bamesberger & Jack Sikes

First Net Committee:                                     Paul Buller, Bill Bamesberger, Dale Radcliff

Technology Committee:                                Jack Sikes, Brenda Scavo

Legislature Committee:                                 Kurt Bulgrin

Health Insurance Committee:                        Randy Obermier, Jack Sikes, Amanda Ring



Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Obermier, to adopt Resolution #17-2 to transfer $1,000.00 from Juvenile Diversion Fund to General Fund, per Resolution #16-50, roll call, yeas, Bulgrin, Obermier, Bamesberger, Buller and Sikes, nays none, motion carried.



WHEREAS, the York County Board of Commissioners met at their regular meeting on the 17th day of January 2017, and


WHEREAS, the York County Board of Commissioners has been advised by the County Clerk that the Grant Monies that needed to be paid back in the sum of $1,000.00, has come available and


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the York County Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $1,000.00 from the Juvenile Diversion Fund to the General Fund, in the amount of $1,000.00  


DATED this 17th day of January, 2017


Moved by Obermier, seconded by Buller, to adopt Resolution #17-3 for 911 Surcharge for 2017; roll call: yeas, Obermier, Buller, Bulgrin, Bamesberger and Sikes; nays; none, motion carried.




WHEREAS, the York County Board of Commissioners recognizes that it is necessary to continue to raise revenue to fund development of the Countywide Emergency Communication System which System shall provide countywide operation of enhanced 911 services; and


WHEREAS, the York County Board of Commissioners adopted Resolution #44 on August 30, 1994, which authorized the imposition of a surcharge for the purpose of raising revenue to fund the development of a Countywide Emergency Communication system in an amount not to exceed 50 cents per month on each local exchange access line physically terminating in the York County Service area; and


WHEREAS, the York County Board of Commissioners adopted Resolution #41 on the 30th day of August 2005, authorizing an additional surcharge of 50 cents per month for each local access line physically terminating in the York County Service area; and


WHEREAS, the initial 50 cents surcharge as enacted in 1994 plus the supplemental surcharge enacted in 2005 resulted in a total annual surcharge of $1.00 per month for each local access line physically terminating in York County Service area;


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the surcharge previously imposed by Resolution #44 of 50 cents per month for each local access line physically terminating in the York County Service area and the additional 50 cents per month surcharge for each local exchange access line physically terminating in the York County Service area shall continue to be in effect and collected until January 1, 2018.


            Dated this 17th day of January, 2017


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Buller, to put the following items from the Road Department to Surplus Inventory to be actioned off or destroyed, TRK 1999 MACK CH613 Semi Tractor VIN 1M1AA18Y7XW118247, TRK 201 2003 Dodge Durango VIN 1D4HS48Z63F536110, TRK 202 1984 Chevrolet C20 Diesel VIN 1GCGC24JXEJ117574, TRK 202 1986 Chevrolet 2500 4x4 VIN 1CCGD34J3GF363925, TRK 022 1995 Ford F150 XLT 4x4 VIN 1FTEF14Y6SLB95291, TRK 031 1983 Ford 700 Oil Distibutor VIN 1FDWD74N8DVA22720, Paver 1 1995 Blawknox Paver PF510 Serial Number 51017-01, MS612 Patchman Tar Heater TB-600 Serial Number 86258, MS613 1987 Aeroil-Tar Kettle KERA 200H, 776 Jonsered Chainsaw CS12152C Serial Number 114100169 and 2-2 Wheel 4’ x6’ Trailers, roll call; yeas, Bulgrin, Buller, Obermier, Bamesberger  and Sikes, nays none, motion carried.


FEE REPORTS (reports were reviewed and placed on file)

County Clerk, December 2016                                              $35,152.75

Clerk of the District Court, December 2016                          $1,815.18

Sheriff, December 2016                                                          $5,055.24


County Treasurer – Fund Balances as of December 30, 2016

0100 General                                                                       $768,496.30

0300 Roads                                                                          $324,985.41

0650 Highway Bridge Buy Back Program                          $340,804.00

0666 Adult Diversion                                                                       $.00

0676 Juvenile Diversion                                                         $4,513.72

0985 Child Support Enforcement Cty Atty                          $31,362.09

0990 Visitors Promotion                                                       $89,845.04

0995 Co Visitors Impr Fund                                               $259,793.78

1100 Reappraisal                                                                   $88,483.50

1150 ROD Preservation Fund                                               $23,815.31

1200 Employment Security                                                  $31,128.04

1300 Area on Aging                                                                $6,054.19

1500 Relief & Medical                                                         $21,958.80

1700 State Institutions                                                          $13,992.97

1900 Veterans Aid Fund                                                       $28,897.22

2200 Busy Wheels                                                                   $9,696.60

2355 STOP                                                                            $10,678.83

2360 York Co Drug Fund                                                      $16,630.10

2410 Federal Drug Law Enf                                                  $17,458.09

2411 Federal Drug Law Cty Att                                            $11,456.83

2601 Debt Service                                                               $364,300.86

2700 Inheritance Tax                                                        $3,363,864.40

2913 911 Wireless Serv                                                        $45,972.15

2914 911 Wireless Serv Holding                                        $231,699.55

2915 Emergency Mgmt                                                         $69,481.36

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

5400 Noxious Weed Dist                                                      $15,664.31

5502 Ambulance                                                                   $40,266.03

5907 911 Emergency                                                           $171,317.98      


The Commissioners conducted there quarterly jail visit.


Committee reports were given.


The Chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 9:55 a.m.  The next meeting will be held January 31, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. in the County Commissioners Room, lower level of the Courthouse for the regular meeting.



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Jack Sikes, Chairman                                                             Kelly Turner, County Clerk 

York County Board of Commissioners                                 York, Nebraska