The York County Board of Commissioners met according to law on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. as per notice in the York News Times on April 6, 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, Luke Fochtman, correspondent for the KAWL radio 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 Obermier to approve the minutes of the March 28, 2017, Board of Commissioners meeting; roll call: yeas, Bamesberger, Obermier, Buller, Bulgrin and Sikes; nays none; motion carried.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Obermier, to adopt the agenda for Tuesday April 11, 2017, roll call: yeas; Bulgrin, Obermier, Bamesberger, Buller and Sikes; nays none; motion carried.



There were no Public Forum at this time



There were no General Assistance at this time.



Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Bamesberger, to approve the payroll in the amount of $155,988.88 and vendor claims, with the coding change to Henderson Chamber of Commerce, roll call: yeas; Bulgrin, Bamesberger, Obermier, Buller and Sikes; nays none; motion carried.

Fund                  Name                                                           Description                              Total      


Road                   Ace Irrigation and MFG                              Culverts                                                       72.00

Road                   Aero Industries, Inc.                                    Equipment Repair                            149.80

Road                   Aurora Cooperative Elevator Co.                                 Fuel                                                              12,763.20

Visit Promo       Avery Outdoor                                             Media-Advertising                    265.00

General              Bamesberger, William H                                       Reimbursement                                           205.44

General              Bedient, Brian                                             Travel Expenses                        21.14

General, Rd        Black Hills Energy                                      Heating Fuels                              2,657.24

General              Blue Knight Security                                   Security Contract                         912.00

Road                   Bosselman                                                   Fuel 13,947.30

General              Bredenkamp, Patricia                          Retirement                                                   10.00

General              Capital Business Systems, Inc.                   Printing & Publication                    156.84

Visit Promo       Chances R Restaurant and Lounge             Meals 186.92

General, Rd        City of York                               Water/Sewer                                                2,364.28

General              Claritus                                       Miscellaneous                                             324.42

General              Cornerstone Insurance Group                     Monthly Payment                         1,763.69

Road                   Cornhusker Cleaning Systems Inc.             Shop Supplies                         410.59

General              Crawford, Tanya L                                       Reimbursement                                           133.26

General              Cuda, Sharon                            Retirement                                                   10.00

General              CWC of York, Inc.                                      Office Supplies/Equip Rental   115.50

Road                   D & J Repair                                                Equipment Repair                            103.03

General              Douglas County Treasurer                          Autopsy Costs                              250.00


Relief & Med    Eakes Office Plus                                        Office Supplies                         3,671.55

Road                   Fastenal Industrial & Const Supply            Signs & Posts                              29.34

General              Fillman Law Offices                                   Court Costs                              978.50

Road                   Filter Care                                                   Equipment Repair                            49.55

Road                   Five Star Truck Center-York                      Tire Repair                            55.00

Weed                  Gale’s Welding, Inc.                                   Fuel   265.80

General              Galls/Quartermaster LLC                           Uniform Allowance                      68.19

General              Gillespie, Joshua J                                       Reimbursement                                           173.83

General              Good 2 Go Travel Center                            Fuel     61.68

General              Grand Central Foods                                   Board of Prisoners                        3,417.92

General, Rd        Great Plains Pest Management                   Maintenance Agreement                     284.00

Aging                 Green, Carla E                                       Reimbursement                                           49.08

General              Hamilton County Sheriff                            Sheriff’s Fees                                75.00

Road                   Hamilton Sales & Service LLC                  Shop Supplies                         28.38

Fed Drug Law    HD Arms                                       Miscellaneous                                             2,435.00

General              Hecht, Harry                              Retirement                                                   16.00

Visit Promo       Henderson Chamber of Commerce                     Grants                                                          4,331.90

Visit Promo       Henderson Heritage & Tourism                  Meals 129.78

Aging                 Hines, Janet K                                       Reimbursement                                           32.10

General              Hometown Leasing                                     Data Processing/Equip Rental                                                                    1,033.06

Road                   Jackson Services Inc.                                  Shop Supplies                         120.78

General              Janssen Capital Management                      Fuel 1,908.34

Road                   JJK Construction, LLC                                Bridges                                                        22,330.55

General              JM Monograms, Inc.                                       Miscellaneous                                             98.47

Road                   Johnson Sand & Gravel Co, Inc.                 Gravel & Royalty                          15,701.48

Road                   Kimball Midwest                                        Shop Supplies                         552.26

General              Kopchos Sanitation, Inc.                                 Garbage                                                       52.00

Visit Promo       Lamar Companies, The                               Media-Advertising                    515.00

General              Larue Distributing, Inc.                                 Equipment                                                   164.12

General              Levander’s of York LLC                             Fuel     99.00

Road                   Logan Contractors Supply Inc.                   Equipment Repair                            204.73

Road                   Mead Lumber Co.                                       Equipment Repair                            27.74

Road                   Medical Enterprises, Inc.                            Safety Equipment                     62.00

General              Metz Mortuary                                            Autopsy Costs                              200.00

General              Microfilm Imaging Systems, Inc.               Data Processing                     339.00

General              Mid America First Call, Inc.                       Autopsy Costs                              305.40

General              Mid-American Benefits, Inc.                      HRA  505.00

General              Mid-States Organized Crime Info CTR      Sheriff Costs                              100.00

Road                   Midwest Service & Sales                            Sings & Posts                              85.00

General              MIPS Inc.                                                     Monthly Payment                         1,121.63

General              NE Assoc. of County Treasurer                  Dues  200.00

General              NE Emergency Service Comm.                  Dues  105.00

State Institute    NE Health and Human Services                  Monthly Payment                         336.00

General, Rd        NE Public Power District                                        Electricity                                                    3,682.80

Visit Promo       NE Rod & Custom Tour                               Grants                                                          318.00

General              Norquest, Karesa                            Mileage                                                        110.33

General              North Office Supply                                    Office Supplies                         3,442.26

Road                   Northern Agri-Services, Inc.                       Road & Bridge                            216.11

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

General              Paint Monkeys                                             Capital Outlay                            1,619.90

General              Paper Tiger Shredding                                       Miscellaneous                                             35.00

General              Peavey Company, Lynn                              Drug & Alcohol Test                  49.00

Visit Promo       Pederson Distributing                                 Promotional Supplies                         39.24

Rd, Visit Promo Perennial Public Power District                           Electricity                                                    343.96

General              Phoenix Supply, LLC                                Equipment                                                   186.23

Road                   Pieper Plumbing & Well Drilling               Building & Ground                           870.01

Road                   Plains Equipment Group                             Equipment Repair                            1,023.82

General              Radiology Associates PC                            Medical-Prisoners                        104.00

General              Rees, Jenny                                                  Mileage Allowance                      82.39

General              Reetz, Melvin                           Retirement                                                   12.00

State Institute    Region V Systems                                       Miscellaneous                                             955.00

Road                   Sahling Kenworth Inc.                                 Equipment Repair/Supplies             161.08

Visit Promo       Sautter, Robert R                                       Reimbursement                                           731.43

General              Scavo, Steve                                       Miscellaneous                                             25.00

General              Seams Possible                                            Uniform Allowance                      10.00

Emerg Mgmnt   Seward County Courthouse                         Gary Petersen                         3,845.06

Road                   Snap-On Tools                                             Shop Tools                              56.99

General              Solutions, Inc.                                 Maintenance                                                1,500.00

General              Stahr and Associates                                   Contractual Services                         200.00

Road                   Starbuck, Charles L                                       Reimbursement                                           30.00

General              State of NE/DAS Central Finance              Equipment Rental                            448.00

General              Successful Farming Magazine                    Dues    25.95

General              Supply Works                                              Building & Ground                           216.84

General              Svehla Law Offices                                     Court Costs                              453.25

Road                   Thermo King Christensen                           Equipment Repair                            29.88

General              Thompson Co., The                                     Board of Prisoners                        350.86

General              Time Warner Cable                                       Internet/Dues                                               1,167.78

General              Trans Union Risk and Alternative                     Equipment                                                   110.00

Road                   Troester Basin Farm, Inc.                                       Miscellaneous                                             845.32

Visit Promo       USA Outdoor II, LLC                                  Media-Advertising                    415.00

General, Rd        Verizon Wireless Services LLC                 Telephone Services                         735.41

Road                   Village of Bradshaw                       Electricity                                                    24.98

Road                   Village of McCool Junction                         Water/Sewer                                                46.75

General              Walgreen Company                                     Medical-Prisoners                        440.32

General              Wallingford Sign Co., Inc.                          Office Supplies                         62.00

Visit Promo       Wessels Living History Farm                              Grants                                                          15,351.81

General, Aging,

Rd, Rel & Med  Windstream Communications                    Telephone Service                           3,158.71

General, Rd        York Ace Hardware                                     Shop Supplies                         284.00

Visit Promo       York Area Chamber of Commerce                                       Grants/Special Projects                               6,520.95

Aging                 York Area Senior Center                             Monthly Payment                         400.00

General              York County Court                                      Court Costs                              1,140.00

Visit Promo       York County Development Corp                                       Miscellaneous                                             5,549.18

General              York County District Court                        Court Costs                              849.00

General, Weed   York County Highway Dept.                       Fuel 2,470.24

General              York County Sheriff                                    Court Costs/Fees                     959.50

General              York County Treasurer                               Transfer to Weed                              24,447.59

General              York General Hospital                                Medical-Prisoners                        2,063.13

General, Aging,

Visit Promo       York News Times                                        Printing & Publication/Dues           579.14

General              York Printing Company, LLC                     Office Supplies                         155.91

Visit Improve    York Promotional Products                        Tourism Promotion                      2,103.40

General              York Vacuum Center                                  Janitorial Equip                             107.00




Moved by Bamesberger, seconded by Obermier, to approve Resolution #17-12 to transfer $10,000.00 from the General Miscellaneous Fund to the Area on Aging Fund, such funds are to be reimbursed back to the General Miscellaneous Fund when monies become available, roll call, yeas, Bamesberger, Obermier, Buller, Bulgrin and Sikes, nays none, motion carried.



WHEREAS, the York County Board of Commissioners met at their regular meeting on the 11th day of April 2017, to discuss and act on an emergency created in the funds available in the Area on Aging 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 $10,000.00; and


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the York County Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $10,000.00 from the General Miscellaneous Fund to the Area on Aging Fund, such funds are to be reimbursed to the General Miscellaneous Fund when monies become available.


DATED this 11th day of April, 2017


Moved by Bamesberger, seconded by Bulgrin, to go into executive session at 8:52 a.m., to prevent needless injury to an individual, also present were Lori Byers, Area on Aging Director and Benjamin Dennis, Deputy County Attorney, roll call: yeas; Bamesberger, Bulgrin, Buller, Obermier and Sikes nays, none; motion carried.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Bamesberger, to come out of executive session at 9:10 a.m. which no action was taken; roll call: yeas; Bulgrin, Bamesberger, Obermier, Buller and Sikes, nays, none; motion carried.


Moved by Obermier, seconded by Bamesberger, to deny the reinstatement of Randall Milton to ride the York County Public Transportation Bus, roll call, yeas; Obermier, Bamesberger, Bulller, Bulgrin and Sikes, nays none, motion carried.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Bamesberger, to write a letter to Senator Kolterman, with concerns about LB461, roll call, yeas, Bulgrin, Bamesberger, Obermier, Buller and Sikes, nays none, motion carried.


Moved by Bamesberger, seconded by Sikes to not assess the employees on the single Health Insurance at this time, roll call, yeas, Bamesberger, Sikes, Obermier, and Buller nays Bulgrin, motion carried.


FEE REPORTS (reports were reviewed and placed on file)

County Clerk, March 2017                                                   $ 16,241.75

Clerk of the District Court, March 2017                               $ 2,669.39

Sheriff March 2017                                                                 $1,643.91


County Treasurer – Fund Balances as of March 31, 2017

0100 General                                                                       $452,685.99

0300 Roads                                                                          $143,576.86

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                                                      $ 73,820.91

0995 Co Visitors Impr Fund                                               $184,531.63

1100 Reappraisal                                                                   $88,483.50

1150 ROD Preservation Fund                                               $26,611.31

1200 Employment Security                                                  $32,000.87

1300 Area on Aging                                                                $4,825.61

1500 Relief & Medical                                                         $16,381.10

1700 State Institutions                                                          $11,354.51

1900 Veterans Aid Fund                                                       $28,497.22

2200 Busy Wheels                                                                 $10,151.52

2355 STOP                                                                              $7,501.83

2360 York Co Drug Fund                                                      $16,630.10

2410 Federal Drug Law Enf                                                  $51,337.04

2411 Federal Drug Law Cty Att                                            $11,456.83

2601 Debt Service                                                               $504,283.72

2700 Inheritance Tax                                                        $2,991,748.01

2913 911 Wireless Serv                                                        $63,373.89

2914 911 Wireless Serv Holding                                        $170,010.86

2915 Emergency Mgmt                                                         $57,243.77

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

4000 Courthouse                                                                              $.38

5400 Noxious Weed Dist                                                        $4,421.64

5502 Ambulance                                                                   $27,163.84

5907 911 Emergency                                                           $155,650.17


Committee reports were given.


The Chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 11:08 a.m.  The next meeting will be held April 25, 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