The York County Board of Commissioners met according to law on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. as per notice in the York News Times on March 9, 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, 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.


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 Bamesberger, seconded by Bulgrin, to approve the minutes of the February 28, 2017, Board of Commissioners meeting; roll call: yeas, Bamesberger, Bulgrin, Buller, Obermier and Sikes; nays, none; motion carried.


Moved by Obermier, seconded by Bulgrin, to adopt the agenda for Tuesday March 14, 2017, roll call: yeas; Obermier, Bulgrin, Buller, and Sikes, nays, none; motion carried.


Joe Frei, York City Administrator, introduce himself to the Board.


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



There were no General Assistance at this time.



Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Bamesberger, to approve the payroll in the amount of $154,954.78 and vendor claims, roll call: yeas; Bulgrin, Bamesberger, Obermier, Buller and Sikes nays; none; motion carried.

Fund                  Name                                                           Description                              Total      


Road                   Ace Irrigation and MFG                              Culverts                                                       224.40

Visit Promo       Avery Outdoor                                             Media-Advertising                    265.00

General, Rd        Black Hills Energy                                      Heating Fuels                              2,992.53

General              Blue Knight Security, Inc.                           Security Contract                         876.00

Road                   Bosselman                                                   Fuel 17,072.10

General              Bredenkamp, Patricia                          Retirement                                                   10.00

General              Burda, Megan                                              Mileage Reimbursement             230.05

Aging                 Cash-Wa Distributing Co.                           Health Promotion                      695.47

General              Chances R Restaurant and Lounge             Juror Costs                              189.98

General              City of York                               Water                                                           2,306.65

General              Consolidated Management Company         Dues    12.68

General              Cornerstone Bank                                        Monthly Payment                         45.00

Visit Promo       Cornerstone Bank (Holthus Center)           Capital Construction                  75,000.00

Road                   Cornhusker Cleaning Systems Inc.             Shop Supplies                         73.26

Road                   Cross Dillon Tire                                         Tire Repair                            3,390.52

General              Cuda, Sharon                            Retirement                                                   10.00

General              CWC of York, Inc.                                      Office Supplies                         168.68

General              Damman, Gregory C.                                  Mental Health Board                 190.00

Visit Improve    Dan’s Construction, Inc.                             Capital Construction                  10,000.00

Road                   Dibbern Machine                                         Equipment Repair                            60.00

Road                   DMC Wear Parts LLC                                 Equipment Repair                            106.92

General              Dodge County Sheriff’s Office                   Sheriff’s Fees                                7.70

Road                   DXP Enterprises, Inc.                                  Shop Tools                              154.06

General              Eakes Office Plus                                        Office Supplies                         1,587.69

General              Fillman Law Offices                                   Court Costs                              3,211.00

Road                   Filter Care                                                   Equipment Repair                            90.70

General              First National Bank in Ord                          Court Costs                              44.06

Visit Promo       Flagship Publishing, Inc.                             Printing & Publication                    280.00

Road                   General Fire and Safety Equipment            Safety Equipment                     769.76

General              Grafton Law Office, P.C., L.L.O.                Court Costs                              1,140.00

General, Aging  Grand Central Foods                                   Office Supplies                         1,857.07

General, Rd        Great Plains Pest Management                   Janitorial Supplies                         128.00

Road                   Hansen International Truck Inc.                  Equipment Repair                            139.09

Road                   Hawk Truck Trailers Inc., Jim                    Equipment Repair                            32.94

General              Hecht, Harry                              Retirement                                                   16.00

Road                   Hiebner’s Welding                         Bridges                                                        145.66

General              Hoblyn, Nancy                                             Mental Health Board                 95.00

General              Hometown Leasing                                     Office Equipment                     480.00

Road                   Husker Steel                                                Guard Posts                              505.44

General              IntelliCorp                                       Miscellaneous                                             59.24

General, Rd        Jackson Services Inc.                                       Agreement/Supplies                                    215.11

General, Rd        Jensen Lumber Company                            Janitorial Supplies/Equip              2,994.34

Road                   JJK Construction, LLC                                Bridges                                                        112,058.53

Road                   Johnson Sand & Gravel Co, Inc.                 Gravel & Royalty                          5,112.08

Road                   Kerford Limestone Company                       Rock                                                             18,405.41

General              Kopchos Sanitation, Inc.                                 Garbage                                                       386.00

Visit Promo       Lamar Companies, The                               Media-Advertising                    515.00

General              Lancaster County Sheriff                            Court Costs                              20.26

Road                   Mac Tools Distributor                                 Shop Tools                              66.08

Road                   Mainelli Wagner & Associates, Inc.                                 Engineering                                                 9,288.30

Visit Promo       Maly Marketing                                       Miscellaneous                                             270.00

General              Mason Electric                                            Building & Ground                           332.70

General              McIntyre, Robert                                         Hazard Mitigation                      4,347.75

Road                   Mead Lumber Co.                                       Equipment Repair                            77.72

Road                   Medical Enterprises, Inc.                            Safety Equipment                     62.00

Aging                 Merklinger, Jerri A                                       Reimbursement                                           100.00

General              Microfilm Imaging Systems, Inc.               Data Processing                     339.00

General              Mid-American Benefits, Inc.                      HRA  507.00

General              Mid-American Research Chemical            Building & Ground                           616.50

General              Midwest Auto Fire Sprinkler Co.               Maintenance Agreement                     284.00

Road                   Midwest Pump and Equipment Co.            Building & Ground                           3,842.00

Road                   Midwest Service & Sales                            Signs & Posts                              500.00

General              Miller Seed & Supply Co., Inc.                   Grounds Repair                            895.10

General              MIPS Inc.                                                     Data Processing                     1,121.63

General              Mogul’s Transmission, Inc.                        Fuel   193.18

Road                   Murphy Tractor MXA                                 Equipment Repair                            1,543.66

General              Naber’s Locksmith Service                         Building & Ground                           50.65

General              National Assoc of County VSO, Inc.          Dues    30.00

State Institute    NE Health and Human Services                  Monthly Payment                         372.00

General              NE Commission on Law Enf & Criminal   Dues  150.00

General, Rd        NE Public Power District                           Electricity                                                    3,905.95

General, Rd        NMC Exchange LLC                                       Agreement/Blades/Supplies                        17,607.43

General              North Office Supply                                    Office Supplies                         79.74

General              O’Keefe Elevator Company, Inc.                Maintenance Agreement                     339.04

Road                   O’Reilly Auto Parts                                     Equipment Repair                            407.94

Road                   OfficeNet                                                     Office Equipment                     248.51

Road                   Overland Sand & Gravel Company            Gravel & Royalty                          24,490.28

General              Paper Tiger Shredding                                Monthly Payment                         35.00

Road                   Penner’s Tire & Auto, Inc.                          Tire Repair                            100.00

Rd, Visit Promo Perennial Public Power District                           Electricity                                                    266.36

General, Rd        Pieper Plumbing & Well Drilling Inc.        Building & Ground                           5,618.91

Road                   Plains Equipment Group                             Equip Repair/Supplies             1,742.02

General              Platte County Sheriff Dept.                         Court Costs                              18.50

General              Platte Valley Communications                   Radio Equipment                     5.00

General, Rd        Rasmussen Auto Parts                                       Fuel/Supplies/Repair                                   1,060.37

General              Rasmussen Mechanical Services, Inc.        Building & Ground                           151.04

Road                   RDO Truck Center Co.                                Equipment Repair                            361.40

Road                   Redman Well Service LLC                         Building & Ground                           305.00

General              Rees, Jenny                                       Mileage/Supplies                                        476.64

General              Reetz, Melvin                           Retirement                                                   12.00

State Institute    Region V Systems                                       Miscellaneous                                             764.00

General              Ring, Amanda C                                       Reimbursement                                           93.63

Road                   Sahling Kenworth Inc.                                 Equipment Repair                            117.50

Road                   Sapp Bros. Petroleum, Inc.                          Equip Repair/Fuel                    3,864.04

Visit Promo       Sautter, Robert R                                       Reimbursement                                           116.64

Emerg Mgmnt   Seward County Courthouse                         Gary Petersen                         3,826.50

General              Sheridan County Sheriff                             Court Costs                              37.25

Road                   Slack Auto Supply, LLC                             Shop Supplies                         20.98

General              Solutions, Inc.                                 Maintenance                                                1,500.00

Visit Promo       St. Joseph’s Athletic Club                           Printing & Publication                    180.00

General              Stahr and Associates                                   Contractual Service                           200.00

Road                   Starbuck, Charles L                                       Reimbursement                                           30.00

General              State of NE/DAS Central Finance              Data Processing Equip           13.00

General              State of NE/DAS Central Finance              Equipment Rental                            448.00

General              Steube, Sharilyn K                                       Reimbursement                                           5.17

General              Svehla Law Offices                                     Court Costs                              1,602.75

General              Thompson Co., The                                     Board of Prisoners                        1,482.87

General              Time Warner Cable                                       Internet/Dues                                               1,205.27

General              Trans Union Risk and Alternative                     Equipment                                                   110.00

Road                   Troester Basin Farm, Inc.                                       Miscellaneous                                             823.75

Visit Promo       USA Outdoor II, LLC                                  Media-Advertising                    415.00

Road                   Van Ness, Gary D                                       Reimbursement                                           100.00

General, Rd        Verizon Wireless Services LLC                 Telephone Service                           455.48

Vet Aid              Veterans Service Office                              Veterans’ Aid Cost                         100.00

Road                   Village of Bradshaw                       Electricity                                                    38.52

Road                   Village of McCool Junction                         Water/Sewer                                                45.00

General              Walgreens                                                    Medical-Prisoners                        294.04

Road                   Weldon Industries                                       Equipment Repair                            17.10

General              Williams, P.C., L.L.O., Eric J.                    Court Costs                              722.00

Genera, Aging,

Rd, Rel&Med,   Windstream Communications                    Telephone Service                           2,579.59

General              Wurm & Associates, JS                              Court Costs                              191.75

Road                   York Ace Hardware                                     Equip Repair/Supplies/Tools   201.44

Visit Promo       York Area Chamber of Commerce                                       Grants/Dues/Projects                                  5,701.61

Aging                 York Area Senior Center                             Monthly Payment                         400.00

Visit Improve    York College                                               Capital Construction                  2,397.00

General              York County Clerk-Petty Cash                   Court Costs/Dues                     522.25

General              York County Court                                      Court Costs                              1,216.00

Visit Promo       York County Development Corp                                       Miscellaneous                                             1,068.04

General              York County District Court                        Court Costs                              600.00

General              York County Health Coalition                    Dues    10.00

General, Weed   York County Highway Dept.                       Fuel 2,191.63

General              York County Sheriff                                    Court Costs/Fees                     1,079.72

Road                   York County Treasurer                                       Miscellaneous                                             14.00

Road                   York Equipment, Inc.                                  Equipment Repair                            359.80

General              York Fire Department                                 Medical-Prisoners                        1,145.60

General              York General Hospital                                Medical-Prisoners                        116.00

General, Rd,

Visit Promo       York News Times                                        Printing & Publication                    2,466.02

General              York Printing Company, LLC                     Office Supplies                         158.45



There were no interfund transfer at this time.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Bamesgerger, to go into executive session at 8:54 a.m., to prevent needless injury to an individual, roll call: yeas; Bulgrin, Bamesberger, Obermier, Buller and Sikes, nays, none; motion carried.



Moved by Bamesberger, seconded by Buller, to come out of executive session at 9:25 a.m. which no action was taken; roll call: yeas; Bamesberger, Buller, Bulgrin, Obermier and Sikes, nays, none; motion carried.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Obermier, to table the Compensation for the Budget Committee, until the Commissioners receive legal counsel, roll call; yeas; Bulgrin, Obermier, Buller, Bulgrin and Sikes, nays none, motion carried.


Moved by Bamesberger, seconded by Buller, to authorize the Chairman of the Board to sign the application for the Federal Funds under section 5311 of the Federal Transit Act, roll call: yeas; Bamesberger, Buller, Bulgrin, Obermier, and Sikes, nays none, motion carried


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Obermier, to adopt Resolution #17-9 to approve appointing Bondel Friesen to the Aging Service Commission Board for a two (2) year term beginning May 1, 2017 through May1, 2019, roll call: yeas, Bulgrin, Obermier, Bamesberger, Buller and Sikes, nays none; motion carried.




WHEREAS, the Aging Service Commission Board has requested the appointment of a member to its Board; and


WHEREAS, a new member, Bondel Friesen has agreed to be appointed for a 2-year term; and


NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that as of May, 1 2017, Bondel Friesen hereby be appointed to a two (2) year term which will expire, May 1, 2019.


Dated, this 14th day of March, 2017.


FEE REPORTS (reports were reviewed and placed on file)

County Clerk, February 2017                                                $10,841.88

Clerk of the District Court, February 2017                           $ 1,609.02

Sheriff, February 2017                                                            $5,212.79


County Treasurer – Fund Balances as of February 28, 2017

0100 General                                                                       $791,087.13

0300 Roads                                                                          $528,893.84

0650 Highway Bridge Buy Back Program                          $340,804.00

0676 Juvenile Diversion                                                         $2,513.72

0985 Child Support Enforcement Cty Atty                          $31,362.09

0990 Visitors Promotion                                                       $87,602.15

0995 Co Visitors Impr Fund                                               $267,296.21

1100 Reappraisal                                                                   $88,483.50

1150 ROD Preservation Fund                                               $25,849.31

1200 Employment Security                                                  $31,842.42

1300 Area on Aging                                                              $23,065.58

1500 Relief & Medical                                                         $21,183.96

1700 State Institutions                                                          $11,780.86

1900 Veterans Aid Fund                                                       $28,597.22

2200 Busy Wheels                                                                   $9,700.33

2355 STOP                                                                              $7,351.83

2360 York Co Drug Fund                                                      $16,630.10

2410 Federal Drug Law Enf                                                  $51,397.04

2411 Federal Drug Law Cty Att                                            $11,456.83

2601 Debt Service                                                               $478,878.77

2700 Inheritance Tax                                                        $2,843,528.94

2913 911 Wireless Serv                                                        $57,573.31

2914 911 Wireless Serv Holding                                        $170,010.86

2915 Emergency Mgmt                                                         $61,776.12

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

4000 Courthouse                                                                              $.38

5400 Noxious Weed Dist                                                      $13,649.78

5502 Ambulance                                                                   $70,391.01

5907 911 Emergency                                                           $151,401.11


Committee reports were given.


The Chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 10:03 a.m.  The next meeting will be held March 28, 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