The York County Board of Commissioners met according to law on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. as per notice in the York News Times on January 26, 2017, with Chairman Jack Sikes presiding, with Kurt Bulgrin, Randy Obermier and Bill Bamesberger, Paul Buller absent.  Also present at the meeting was Melanie Wilkinson, correspondent for the York News Times, Kelly Turner, York County Clerk 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 Bulgrin, seconded by Obermier, to approve the minutes of the January 17, 2017, Board of Commissioners meeting; with correcting the spelling of Bill Dunavan’s last name, roll call: yeas, Bulgin, Obermier, Bamesberger and Sikes; nays, none; Buller absent, motion carried.

 

Moved by Bamesberger, seconded by Obermier, to adopt the agenda for Tuesday January 31, 2017, roll call: yeas; Bamesberger, Obermier, Bulgrin and Sikes; nays, none; Buller absent, motion carried.

 

Mike Yoder, met with the Board to introduce himself as the new Mayor of Henderson.

 

Bill Boyer, met with the Board with updates on the motor grader at the Highway Department.

 

Ashley Rasmussen, met with the Board with updates on the Grant Writing schooling she attended.

 

Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Obermier to go into executive session at 8:45 a.m., to prevent needless injury to an individual also present Dena Bushnell, General Assistance Director, roll call: yeas; Bulgrin, Obermier, Bamesberger and Sikes nays, none; Buller absent, motion carried.

 

Moved by Obermier, seconded by Bamesberger, to come out of executive session at 8:51a.m. which no action was taken; roll call: yeas; Obermier, Bamesberger, Bulgrin and Sikes, nays, none; Buller absent, motion carried.

 

GENERAL ASSISTANCE

Moved by Bamesberger, seconded by Bulgrin, to approve General Assistance Case #17-1 for cremation, in the amount of $647.00, roll call, yeas; Bamesberger, Bulgrin, Obermier and Sikes, nays none, Buller absent, motion carried.

 

PAYROLL AND VENDOR CLAIMS:

Moved by Bamesberger, seconded by Obermier, to approve the payroll in the amount of $160,103.64 and vendor claims, roll call: yeas; Bamesberger, Obermier, Bulgrin and Sikes, nays; none; Buller absent, motion carried.

Fund                  Name                                                           Description                              Total      

 

General              Bellis, Julie L, RPR, CRR, CCR                 Court Costs                              102.65

General              Blue Knight Security, Inc.                           Security Contract                         618.00

General              Capital Business Systems, Inc.                   Printing & Publication                    156.84

General              Cornerstone Bank                                        Data Processing                     45.00

General              CWC of York, Inc.                                      Equipment Rental                            51.50

General              Dash Medical Gloves Inc.                                 Equipment                                                   141.80

General              Douglas County Sheriff                              Court Costs                              20.14

General              Dugan-Hinrichs, Jennie                               Autopsy Costs                              150.00

General              Eakes Office Plus                                        Office Supplies                         157.89

General              Fillman Law Offices                                   Court Costs                              1,558.00

General              Fillmore County Sheriff                              Court Costs                              35.10

General              General Fire and Safety Equipment            Maintenance Agreement                     58.32

General              Grafton Law Office, P.C., L.L.O.                Court Costs                              57.00

Road                   Hydraulic Equipment Service                     Equipment Repair                            124.00

Stop Program     Intoximeters Inc.                                 Equipment                                                   4,127.00

General              Jack’s Uniforms & Equipment                   Uniform Allowance                      152.89

Road                   Johnson Sand & Gravel Co, Inc.                 Gravel & Royalty                          12,903.88

Road                   Johnson Trucking                                       Miscellaneous                                             5,959.33

Road                   King’s Glass                                                Equipment Repair                            1,761.48

General              Lichti’s Inc.                                 Equipment                                                   59.95

Road                   Mac Tools Distributor                                 Shop Tools                              123.93

Road                   Medical Enterprises, Inc.                            Safety Equipment                     62.00

General              Mid-American Benefits, Inc.                                 HRA                                                             1,108.00

General              MIPS Inc.                                                     Data Processing                     300.00

General              NE Public Health Environmental Lab        Drug & Alcohol Test                  420.00

General              NE Public Power District                           Electricity                                                    233.19

General              Nebraska Interactive, LLC                          Court Costs                              7.00

General              Nemaha County Sheriff’s Office                Sheriff Costs                              26.44

Road                   NMC Exchange LLC                                   Equipment Repair/Blades                11,626.64

General              North Office Supply                                    Office Supplies/Equip              1,129.90

Road                   Overhead Door Co.                                      Building & Ground                           249.21

General, Rd        Perennial Public Power District                           Electricity                                                    492.58

General              Phoenix Supply, LLC                                Equipment                                                   342.47

General              Rasmussen Mechanical Services, Inc.        Building & Ground                           4,855.00

General              Repco Marketing, Inc.                                 Drug & Alcohol Test                  44.25

Road                   Safety–Kleen Systems                                Shop Supplies                         351.50

General              Schlender, Kevin                                         Court Costs                              2,004.50

General              Secretary of State-Election Division          Voting Supplies                         20.00

Road                   Snap-On Tools                                             Equipment Repair                            24.60

General              State of NE/DAS Central Finance              Data Processing/Equip Rental                                                                    115.88

General              Svehla Law Offices                                     Court Costs                              5,270.00

General              Thomson Reuters/West Payment Center                                       Consulting/Legal Fees                                2,872.51

General              Time Warner Cable                                       Internet/Dues                                               1,132.78

Road                   Troester Basin Farm, Inc.                                       Miscellaneous                                             1,135.83

General              UNL Print and Copy Services                     Office Supplies                         352.88

Road                   Village of McCool Junction                         Water/Sewer                                                45.00

General              Walgreens                                                    Medical-Prisoners                        691.03

General              Williams, Eric J, P.C., L.L.O.                     Court Costs                              503.50

General,

Relief & Med    Windstream Communications                    Telephone Service                           188.86

General,

E911 Holding,

911 Emergency  Windstream Communications, Inc.                                       Communications Equip                               89,699.57

General, Aging  York Area Chamber of Commerce             Dues  415.00

General              York County Court                                      Court Costs                              620.00

Weed                  York County Highway Dept.                       Fuel     54.60

General              York County Sheriff                                    Court Costs/Fuel/Equip           665.73

Weed                  York County Treasurer                                       Miscellaneous                                             10.00

General              York General Hospital                                Medical-Prisoners                        116.00

General              York News Times                                        Dues    43.00

General              York Vacuum Center                                  Janitorial Equip                             349.00

 

 

INTERFUND TRANSFERS:

Moved by Bamesberger, seconed by Bulgrin, to approve Resolution #17-4 to transfer $500,000.00 from the Inheritance Tax Fund to the General Fund, to be paid back when funds become available, roll call, yeas, Bamesberger, Bulgrin, Obermier and Sikes, nays none, Buller absent, motion carried

 

RESOLUTION #17-4

 

WHEREAS, the York County Board of Commissioners met at their regular meeting on the 31st day of January 2017, to discuss and act on an emergency created in the funds available in the Road Department 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 in the sum of $500,000.00; and

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the York County Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $500,000.00 from the Inheritance Tax Fund to the Road Department Fund, such funds are to be reimbursed back to the Inheritance Tax Fund when monies become available.

 

DATED this 31st day of January, 2017

 

At 9:00 a.m. as advertised on January 11,18 and 25, 2017, in the York News Times, with proof of publication attached, Chairman Sikes declared a public hearing be held to hear support, opposition, suggestions, criticism or observation for the One and Six Year Road and Bridge Program.

 

There were no public comments.

 

The hearing was closed at 9:30 a.m.

 

Moved by Bulgrin, to deny hiring Nancy Waldron’s Daughter-in-law as a temporary secretary while her secretary is on medical/maternity leave, no seconded motion failed.

 

Moved by Obermier, seconded by Bamesberger to hire Nancy Waldron’s Daughter-in-Law as a temporary secretary while her secretary is on medical/maternity leave, roll call, yeas; Obermier, Bamesberger and Sikes, nays Bulgrin, Buller absent, motion carried.

 

Moved by Bamesberger, seconded by Obermier, to adopt Resolution #17- 5 to add Pledge Security, Cornerstone Bank, CUSIP #3130A87H0 in the amount of $235,000.00, CUSIP #3130A8J38 in the amount of $200,000.00, CUSIP #406036HX4 in the amount of $300,000.00 and CUSIP #406036HW6 in the amount of $300,000.00, CUSIP #64044XCC3 in the amount of $270,000.00, CUSIP # 407246DH7 in the amount of $180,000.00 and CUSIP # 3130AA5E4 in the amount of $1,300,000.00 roll call; yeas, Bamesberger, Obermier, Bulgrin and Sikes, nays none, Buller absent motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION #17-5

 

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

 

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED, that the deposit of securities heretofore made to secure the County deposits with said Cornerstone Bank be and the same are hereby approved and that the Depository Receipts herewith filed with the County Treasurer covering the following described securities be approved:

 

          Cornerstone Bank - 6587

          Security Description:  FHLB

          Maturity Date:  05/26/2020

          CUSIP #:      3130A87H0

          Pledge Amount:      $235,000.00

 

          Cornerstone Bank - 6601

          Security Description:  FHLB

          Maturity Date:  06/29/2022

          CUSIP #:      3130A8J38

          Pledge Amount:      $200,000.00

 

          Cornerstone Bank - 6707

          Security Description:  Hall Cty NE Sch Dist NO 2

          Maturity Date:  12/15/2026

          CUSIP #:      406036HX4

          Pledge Amount:      $300,000.00

 

          Cornerstone Bank - 6706

          Security Description:  Hall Cty NE Sch Dist No 2

          Maturity Date:  12/15/2025

          CUSIP #:      406036HW6

          Pledge Amount:      $300,000.00

 

          Cornerstone Bank - 6702

          Security Description:  Nemaha Cnty NEB Sch Dist NO

          Maturity Date:  12/15/2029

          CUSIP #:      64044XCC3

          Pledge Amount:      $270,000.00

 

Cornerstone Bank - 6434

          Security Description:  Hamilton Cnty NEB Sch Dist NO

          Maturity Date:  12/15/2023

          CUSIP #:      407246DH7

          Pledge Amount:      $180,000.00

 

          Cornerstone Bank - 6703

          Security Description:  FHLB

          Maturity Date:  11/29/2022

          CUSIP #:      3130AA5E4

          Pledge Amount:      $1,300,000.00

 

DATED this 31st day of January, 2017

 

Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Obermier, to go into executive session at 9:59 a.m., to prevent needless injury to an individual also present is Calvin Friesen, maintenance supervisor and Fred Weisheit, roll call: yeas; Bulgrin, Obermier, Bamesberger and Sikes, nays, none; Buller absent, motion carried.

 

Moved by Bamesberger, seconded by Bulgrin, to come out of executive session at 10:27 a.m. which no action was taken; roll call: yeas; Bamesberger, Bulgrin, Obermier and Sikes, nays, none; Buller absent, motion carried.

 

Committee reports were given.

 

The Chairman declared the meeting adjourned at10:42 a.m.  The next meeting will be held February 14, 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