The York County Board of Commissioners met according to law on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. as per notice in the York News Times on April 20, 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 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 Bulgrin, seconded by Obermier, to approve the minutes of the April 11, 2017, Board of Commissioners meeting; roll call: yeas, Bulgrin, Obermier, Bamesberger, Buller and Sikes; nays none; motion carried.


Moved by Bamesberger, seconded by Obermier, to adopt the agenda for Tuesday April 25, 2017, roll call: yeas; Bamesberger, Obermier, Buller, Bulgrin and Sikes; nays, none; motion carried.


Susan Dunavan, met with the Board to inform them of a TransCanada meeting on Wednesday May 3rd at the Holthus Convention Center


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



There was no General Assistance at this time.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Bamesberger, to go into executive session at 8:37 a.m. to prevent needless injury to an individual, also present was Sharilyn Steube, District Court Clerk; roll call: yeas, Bulgrin, Bamesberger, Obermier, Buller and Sikes, nays, none; motion carried.


Moved by Obermier, seconded by Bamesberger, to come out of executive session at 8:47 a.m. which no action was taken; roll call: yeas, Obermier, Bamesberger, Buller, Bulgrin and Sikes, nays, none; motion carried.


Matt Marple, Vice President of Corporate Plan Management and Glenda Marple, met with the Board to discuss management of self pay health insurance.



Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Buller, to approve the payroll in the amount of $155,435.53 and vendor claims, with the exception of University of Nebraska Lincoln for Internet Connectivity in the amount of $900.00, roll call: yeas; Bulgrin, Buller, Bamesberger, Obermier and Sikes, nays none; motion carried.


Fund                  Name                                                           Description                              Total      


General              Adams County Sheriff                                Court Costs                              6.00

General              Alegent Creighton Health at Home            Medical-Prisoners                        450.00

General              Annie Jeffrey Health Cent                          Medical-Prisoners                        207.43

General              ATCO International                  Equipment                                                   115.00

General              Blue Knight Security, Inc.                           Security Contract                         1,038.00

General              Centec Cast Metal Products                        Grave Markers                         56.01

General              Clay County Sheriff                                    Court Costs                              35.19

General              Cornerstone Bank                                        Monthly Payment                         45.00

General              Cornerstone Insurance Group                     Monthly Payment                         4,765.54

General, Rd,

Aging                 Corporate Payment Systems                       Monthly Payment                         3,577.47

Road                   Cross-Dillon Tire                                        Tire Repair                            602.00

General              CWC of York, Inc.                                      Office Equipment                     32.50

General              Damman, Gregory C.                                  Mental Health Board                 190.00

General              Eakes Office Plus                                        Office Supplies                         36.96

General              Federal Safety Compliance Center                                       Miscellaneous                                             298.50

General              Fillman Law Offices                                   Court Costs                              1,559.00

Road                   Gale’s Welding, Inc.                                   Equipment Repair                            77.80

General              Galls/Quartermaster                                    Safety Equip/Uniform              789.14

General              Grafton Law Office, P.C., L.L.O.                Court Costs                              412.50

General              Hall County Sheriff                                     Sheriff’s Fees                                6.50

General              Hamilton County Sheriff                            Court Costs                              18.50

Fed Drug Law    HD Arms                                       Miscellaneous                                             1,550.00

General              Hoblyn, Nancy                                             Mental Health Board                 95.00

Road                   Holiday Inn-Kearney                         Lodging                                                       391.80

General              Home Care Plus                                           Medical-Prisoners                        154.00

General              Hometown Leasing                                     Equipment Rental                            295.00

General              Jackson Services Inc.                                  Maintenance Agreement                     159.60

Road                   Jensen Lumber Company                            Equipment Rental                            25.36

General              JM Monograms, Inc.                                   Uniform Allowance                      25.90

Road                   Johnson Sand & Gravel Co, Inc.                 Gravel & Royalty                          18,708.53

Road                   Kerford Limestone Company                       Rock                                                             6,290.95

Road                   Kirkham Michael Engineers                       Engineering                                                 350.00

Road                   Mac Tools Distributor                                 Shop Supplies                         21.99

General              Mid-American Research Chemical                       Equipment                                                   120.50

Road                   Midwest Pump and Equipment Co.            Building & Ground                           297.50

Road                   Miller Seed & Supply Co., Inc.                   Road & Bridge                            699.40

General              Mogul’s Transmission, Inc.                        Fuel   300.88

General              Moore Medical, LLC                                  Medical-Prisoners                        132.03

General              NE Assoc. of County Clerks                       Dues  200.00

General              NE Assoc. of County Officials                   Dues    65.00

General              NE Clerks of District Ct Assoc.                  Dues    75.00

State Institute    NE Health and Human Services                  Monthly Payment                         360.00

General              NE Specialty Network LLC                        Medical-Prisoners                        6,979.57

Road                   NMC Exchange LLC                                   Equipment Repair                            6,813.23

General              North Office Supply                                    Office Equipment                     265.47

Road                   OfficeNet                                                     Office Supplies/Equip              133.25

General              Ouren, William                                           Autopsy Costs                              150.00

Road                   Overland Sand & Gravel Company            Gravel & Royalty                          1,618.29

General              Perennial Public Power District                           Electricity                                                    14.74

General              Physicians Laboratory Services PC            Autopsy Costs                              1,835.00

General              Pieper Plumbing & Well Drilling Inc.        Building & Ground                           300.00

General              Pierce Family Practice                                Medical-Prisoners                        582.00

General, Rd        Rasmussen Auto Parts                                 Equip Repair/Supplies             1,712.04

General              Rees, Jenny                                                  Mileage Allowance                      18.62

General              Region V Services                                       Mental Retardation                    6,081.00

Road                   Rose Holdings Inc.                                      Road & Bridge                            2,787.11

Road                   Safety-Kleen Systems                                 Shop Supplies                         351.50

General              Saline County District Court                      Court Costs                              10.25

Road                   Sapp Bros. Petroleum, Inc.                          Fuel 3,912.57

Road                   Sellers Equipment, Inc.                               Equipment Repair                            210.45

General              Seward County Independent                       Dues    88.00

General              Skip’s Radiator & Automotive                   Fuel     59.35

Road                   Slack Auto Supply, LLC                             Shop Supplies                         28.62

Road                   Standard Battery, Inc.                                  Equipment Repair/Supplies             100.39

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

General              Rick Stuart, CAE, CDEI                              Dues  150.00

General              Svehla Law Offices                                     Court Costs                              2,829.00

General              Thompson Co., The                                     Board of Prisoners                        1,316.94

General              Thomson Reuters/West Payment Center    Legal Fees/Court Costs           3,174.01

General              Tooley’s Osceola Pharmacy                       Medical-Prisoners                        29.90

Road                   Troester Basin Farm, Inc.                                       Miscellaneous                                             557.37

General              Urgent Care of York                                    Medical-Prisoners                        662.50

General              Walgreen Company                                     Medical-Prisoners                        699.58

General              Webster County Sheriff                              Court Costs                              19.00

Road                   Weldon Industries, Inc.                               Equip Repair/Shop Supplies    76.01


911 Emergency  Windstream Communications                    Telephone Service                           1,218.20

General              York County Court                                      Court Costs                              2.50

General              York County Sheriff                                    Court Costs/Sheriff Fees         4,672.26

General              York Dental Associates, P.C.                      Medical-Prisoners                        1,620.00

Road                   York Equipment, Inc.                                  Equipment Repair                            1,117.31

Weed                  York Farm Supply LLC                              Fuel   721.16

General              York News Times                                        Printing & Publication                    155.56

General              York Printing Company, LLC                     Data Processing                     129.37


Bids were opened as advertised in the York News Times on April,4,11 and 18, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. for the purchase of (1) 2017 Melroe Skid Loader S-650 with High Flow Auxiliary Hydraulics Safety glass windshield and slow moving sign or an equivalent machine. Trade in will be a 2016 Melroe Skid Loader S-650. Also taking bids for a one year lease on a track type skip loader equivalent to a Bobcat T-590. The following bids were received:


York Equipment

Total of Items Quoted                                                            $59,240.54

Dealer P.D.I.                                                                           $ 400.00  

Freight Charges                                                                      $ 462.00  

Dealer Assembly Charges                                                      $ 127.50 

Discount Trade-in-Bobcat S-650 SN ALJ817947                 ($57,730.04)             

Quote Total-Us Dollars                                                          $2,500.00


 York Equipment quoted a Bobcat T595 for a one year lease. Cost of Lease would be $3,000.00 per year. Any hours over 200 would be billed at $10.00 per hour, and York County would be responsible for providing Insurance on the unit and would be responsible for any damages to unit, specifically damage to the tracks outside of normal wear.  The polycarbonate door off the current lease unit would be switched to the new unit.


Murphy Tractor

Equipment Total                                                                     $41,596.00

Less Gross Trade in                                                                ($28,000.00)                                                 

Sub Total                                                                                $13,596.00                                                                

Total                                                                                       $13,596.00

Balance Due                                                                           $13,596.00


No Lease Bid



Sell price of 262D                                                                  $42,350.00

Less Gross Trade Allowance for S650                                  ($34,000.00)

Document Fee                                                                        $.00

Net Balance Due                                                                     $8,350.00

Sales Tax                                                                                $.00

After Tax Balance                                                                  $8,350.00


No Lease Bid


Moved by Bamesberger, seconded by Obermier, to accept Harvey Keim, Highway Superintendent recommendation for the bid of a 2016 Bobcat S-650 and Bobcat T-595 for a one year lease from York Equipment Inc, roll call: yeas, Bamesberger, Obermier, Buller, Bulgrin and Sikes, nays none, motion carried.



There were no interfund transfer at this time.


Bids were opened as advertised in the York News Times on April 4, 11 and 18, 2017 at 9:15 A.M. for Gravel Bids.  The following bids were received;


Hooker Bros Sand & Gravel of Grand Island                                                                 

FOB PIT Armor Coat Aggregate                                                       $11.00 per ton                  

            Road Gravel for the period from years 2017-2018

FOB PIT                                                                                              $8.00 per ton                                               

FOB PIT                                                                                              $8.00 per ton                                                                                   

Overland Sand and Gravel Central City

FOB Mud Rock Blue Chip                                                                 $15.00/cy or $10.00/ton

FOB Armor Coat Aggregate Eagle Pit                                              $19.85/cy or 14.70/ton

FOB pit Sand Any Pit                                                                         $3.30/cy or 3.00/ton

            Road Gravel for the period from years 2017-2018

FOB PIT Blue Chip Silver Creek, Ne                                                $12.02/cy or $8.90/ton

FOB PIT Eagle Pit Clarks, Ne                                                            $12.22/cy or 9.05/ton                                  


Johnson Sand & Gravel Columbus

If County needs our company to haul road gravel to any township, the price will be .17 a ton mile

FOB PIT 3A Gravel when available                                                  $11.25 ton                                               

FOB PIT Mud Rock                                                                            $18.90 yd                                               

FOB PIT Armor Coat Aggregate                                                       $11.45 yd                                   

            Road Gravel for the period from years 2017-2018

FOB PIT                                                                                              $8.50 ton or 11.47 yd


NEBCO, INC. d/b/a Beatrice Sand & Gravel                                                                   

            Road Gravel for the period from years 2017-2018

FOB PIT 2A Road Gravel                                                                  $11.65 per ton      


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Obermier, to accept all bids that were presented to the Board, Hooker Bros Sand & Gravel, NEBCO, INC. d/b/a Beatrice Sand & Gravel, Johnson Sand & Gravel, and Overland Sand & Gravel, roll call: yeas, Bulgrin, Obermier, Bamesberger, Buller and Sikes, nays none, motion carried.


The Commissioners discussed getting bids for Health Insurance.


Buller excused himself at 9:55 a.m.


Stephen Postier, with the Rotary Club, met with the Board about putting one or two picnic tables on the Northeast corner of the Courthouse lawn with grant money from the Rotary Club.


The board tabled the discussion on mowing the Cashler and Union Cemeteries to the next meeting.


Moved by Bamesberger, seconded by Obermier, to adopt Resolution #17-13 to transfer $365,774.90 from the Highway Buyback Fund to the Road Department Fund, roll call, yeas, Bamesberger, Obermier, Bulgrin and Sikes, nays none, Buller absent, motion carried.




            WHEREAS, the York County Board of Commissioners met at their regular meeting on the 25th day of April 2017, to discuss the fact that in the 2016-2017 budget, funds were budgeted in the amount of $365,774.90 to transfer from the Highway Buyback Fund (0650) to the Road Department Fund (0300),


            NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the York County Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $365,774.90 from the Highway Buyback Fund (0650) to the Road Department Fund (0300).


            Dated this 25th day of April, 2017


Moved by Bamesberger, to approve the contract with Contryman Associates, P.C. to prepare the County Budget for the fiscal year of 2017-2018, Bamesberger withdrew the motion, moved by Bamesberger to approve a 1 year contract with Contryman Associates, P.C., Bamesberger withdrew the motion, the Commissioners will table the Budget Contract with Contryman and make a counter offer for a one (1) year contract.


The Commissioners conducted their quarterly jail visit.


Committee reports were given.


The Chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 11:15 a.m.  The next meeting will be held May 9, 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