The York County Board of Commissioners met according to law on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. as per notice in the York News Times on February 23, 2017, with Chairman Jack Sikes presiding, with Kurt Bulgrin, Randy Obermier, Paul Buller and Bill Bamesberger.  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 February 14, 2017, Board of Commissioners meeting; roll call: yeas, Bulgrin, Obermier, Bamesberger, Buller and Sikes; nays, none; motion carried.


Moved by Bamesberger, seconded by Bulgrin, to adopt the agenda for Tuesday February 28, 2017, with removing the 9:25 a.m. Discuss and Act on Review and Sign Transit Application, roll call, yeas; Bamesberger, Bulgrin, Buller, Obermier and Sikes; nays, none; motion carried.


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


Moved by Bamesberger, seconded by Bulgrin to go into executive session at 8:37 a.m., to prevent needless injury to an individual also present Dena Bushnell, General Assistance Director, roll call: yeas; Bamesberger, Bulgrin, Buller, Obermier and Sikes nays, none; motion carried.


Moved by Bamesberger, seconded by Obermier, to come out of executive session at 8:44 a.m. which no action was taken; roll call: yeas; Bamesberger, Obermier, Buller, Bulgrin and Sikes, nays, none; motion carried.



Moved by Obermier, seconded by Bamesberger, to approve General Assistance Cases #C17-2 and C17-3 for two (2) cremations, both in the amount of $2,000.00, roll call, yeas; Obermier, Bamesberger, Buller, Bulgrin and Sikes, nays none, motion carried.



Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Obermier, to approve the payroll in the amount of $159,598.21 and vendor claims, roll call: yeas; Bulgrin, Obermier, Bamesberger, Buller and Sikes; nays; none; motion carried.

Fund                  Name                                                           Description                              Total      


General              Atco International                                        Equipment                                                   147.00

Road                   Aurora Cooperative-Upland Fuel                                Fuel                                                              27,423.94

Weed                  Autocraft                                                     Fuel     75.00

General              Barnes, Kathy                                              Office Supplies                         39.88

General              Black Hills Energy                                      Heating Fuels                              2,175.16

General              Blue Knight Security                                   Security Contract                         966.00

General              Capital Business Systems, Inc.                   Printing & Publication                    156.84

General              Carbonite, Inc.                                 Maintenance                                                427.49

General              CareerTrack                                       Miscellaneous                                             199.00

Aging                 Cash-Wa Distributing Co.                           Health Promotion                      1,198.19

General              CHI Health St. Elizabeth                             Medical-Prisoners                        2,155.34

General              City of York                               Water                                                           2,306.65

General              Claritus                                       Miscellaneous                                             185.99

General              Consolidated Management Company         Dues    93.31

General              Cornerstone Insurance Group                     Sheriff Costs                              50.00

General, Rd        Corporate Payment Systems                       Monthly Payment                         1,799.80

General              CWC of York, Inc.                                      Office Equipment                     577.50

Road                   DMC Wear Parts LLC                                 Grader Blades                            5,958.00

General              Eakes Office Plus                                        Office Equip/Supplies              238.73

General              Faller Landscape                                         Maintenance Agreement                     78.00

General              Fastenal Industrial & Const Supply            Building & Ground                           54.10

General              General Fire and Safety Equipment            Maintenance Agreement                     40.84

General              Good 2 Go Travel Center                            Fuel     53.68

General              Grafton Law Office, P.C., L.L.O.                Court Costs                              945.00

Aging                 Grand Central Foods                                   Health Promotion                      968.64

General              GT Distributors, Inc.-Austin                       Uniform Allowance                      145.00

General              Hitz Towing, Inc.                                         Cars & Trucks                            187.50

General              Home Care Plus                                           Medical-Prisoners                        220.00

General              Jack’s Uniforms & Equipment                   Uniform Allowance                      264.78

General              Jackson Services Inc.                                  Maintenance Agreement                     196.25

General              Jaskierny, Jr., LLC, David J.                       Autopsy Costs                              900.00

Road                   JJK Construction, LLC                                Bridges                                                        73,657.48

General              JM Monograms, Inc.                                   Uniform Allowance                      16.95

Road                   Johnson Sand & Gravel Co, Inc.                 Gravel & Royalty                          2,085.55

Road                   Johnson Trucking                                       Miscellaneous                                             2,815.99

Road                   Kerford Limestone Company                       Rock                                                             22,443.15

Road                   King’s Glass                                                Equipment Repair                            335.45

Road                   Kliewer Oil Acct                                         Fuel   267.78

General              Kopchos Sanitation, Inc.                                 Garbage                                                       193.00

General              Lancaster County Sheriff                            Court Costs                              55.71

General              Lawsoft, Inc.                                                Dues    75.00

General              Lincoln Aging Partners                               Cost Sharing                          33,696.00

General              Loup Valley Lighting, Inc.                          Building & Ground                           686.87

General              Malouf & Associates                                  Janitorial Supplies                         1,179.21

Road                   Medical Enterprises, Inc.                            Safety Equipment                     31.00

Visit Promo       Meredith Corporation                                 Printing & Publication                    2,850.00

General              Mid-American Research Chemical            Janitorial Supplies                         763.80

Road                   Midwest Service & Sales                            Grader Blades                            95.60

General, Rd        NACO                                                          Dues  280.00

General              NE Public Health Environmental Lab        Drug & Alcohol Test                  105.00

General              NE Public Power District                           Electricity                                                    3,373.15

General              North Office Supply                                    Office Supplies                         405.15

General              O’Keefe Elevator Company                        Maintenance Agreement                     326.00

Road                   Oak Creek Engineering                   Engineering                                                 405.00

Road                   Overhead Door Co.                                      Building & Ground                           164.50

Road                   Overland Sand & Gravel Company            Gravel & Royalty                          14,524.15

General, Aging  Paper Tiger Shredding                                       Miscellaneous                                             32.00

General              Pathology Medical Services                       Medical-Prisoners                        182.85

General, Rd        Perennial Public Power District                           Electricity                                                    436.88

General              Phoenix Supply, LLC                                Equipment                                                   196.07

General              Physicians Laboratory Services PC            Autopsy Costs                              1,350.00

General              Pieper Plumbing & Well Drilling                          Equipment                                                   234.31

Emerg Mgmnt   Pinnacle Bank/Visa                      Supplies                                                       429.96

General              Radiology Associates PC                            Medical-Prisoners                        529.00

Weed                  Rasmussen Auto Parts                                 Fuel   223.54

General              Rhodes, Teresa                                            Dues    35.00

General              Road 6 Customs                                          Building & Ground                           150.00

General              Ronco Plumbing                                          Maintenance Agreement                     82.50

General              Saunders County Sheriff                             Court Costs                              35.38

General              Schlegelmilch Plumbing & Well Service  Grounds Repair                            221.00

General              Sparqdata Solutions, Inc.                                 Maintenance                                                265.00

General              State of NE/Das Central Finance                Data Processing/Equip Rental                                                                    102.88

General              Svehla Law Offices                                     Court Costs                              2,043.50

Road                   Troester Basin Farm, Inc.                                       Miscellaneous                                             1,121.39

General              Urgent Care of York                                    Medical-Prisoners                        955.56

General              Verizon Wireless Services LLC                 Telephone Service                           108.16

General, Aging  Windstream Communications                    Telephone Service                           220.87

General              York Ace Hardware                                     Building & Ground                           289.69

General              York County Highway Dept.                       Fuel   379.89

General              York County Sheriff                                    Court Costs/Fuel/Equip           616.49

Road                   York Farm Supply LLC                              Equipment Repair                            1.00

General              York Fire Department                                 Medical-Prisoners                        588.20

General              York General Hospital                                Medical-Prisoners/Equip             2,063.28

Visit Promo       York News Times                                        Printing & Publication                    7.19



There were no interfund transfer at this time.


Moved by Bamesberger, to pay the budget committee $1,250.00 each to prepare the budget for 2017/2018 fiscal year, no seconded, motion failed.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Obermier, to table the Compensation for the Budget Committee until further recommendation, roll call; yeas; Bulgrin, Obermier, Bamesberger, Buller and Sikes, nays none, motion carried.


Bids were opened as advertised in the York News Times on February 1st, 8th and 15th, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. for the Spring Lake Road Overlay.  The following bids were received.


Constructors, Inc                                            $147,072.00

Pavers                                                             $154,745.00

Vontz Paving, Inc                                           $215,070.00

Werner Construction, Inc                               $176,212.00


Moved by Buller, seconded by Bamesberger, to accept the recommendation of Harvey Keim, Highway Superintendent to accept the bid from Pavers, Inc. in the amount of $154,745.00, roll call, yeas; Buller, Bamesberger, Obermier and Sikes, nays Bulgrin, motion carried.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Buller, to form a committee of Bill Bamesberger and Randy Obermier to work with the York City Council Committee on Joint Communications, roll call, yeas; Bulgrin, Buller and Sikes, nays none, Bamesberger and Obermier abstain, motion carried.


Laura McDougal, Four Corners Director, met with the Board with update on Four Corners Health Department.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Bamesberger, to adopt Resolution #17-8 to approve reappointing Margaret Brink, Dr. Joseph Erwin and Dr. Scott Wieting, to the Four Corners Health Department Board of Directors for a three (3) year term beginning February 28, 2017, roll call: yeas, Bulgrin, Bamesberger, Obermier, Buller and Sikes, nays none; motion carried.




WHEREAS, there the Board has been advised that the terms of Margaret Brink, Dr. Joseph Erwin and Dr. Scott Wieting to the Four Corner Health Department Board of Directors has expired; and


WHEREAS, the Board has been advised that Margaret Brink, Dr. Joseph Erwin and Dr. Scott Wieting are willing to be reappointed to the Four Corners Health Department Board of Directors and,


NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Margaret Brink, Dr. Joseph Erwin and Dr. Scott Wieting are willing to be reappointed for a three (3) year term starting February 28, 2017;  


Dated this 28th day of February, 2017


Carol Knieriem, CASA Director along with Don Keelan-White, Maurine Diez and Sue Cordes gave their annual report for the Court Appointed Special Advocates.


Moved by Bamesberger, seconded by Obermier, to leave the Commissioners/Equalization meeting as is, and when time arrives to have an evening meeting, roll call, yeas; Bamesberger, Obermier and Sikes, nays Buller and Bulgrin, motion carried. 


Committee reports were given.


The Chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 11:16 a.m.  The next meeting will be held March 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