The York County Board of Commissioners met according to law on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. as per notice in the York News Times on May 4, 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, Candace Bottorf, York County Attorney 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 Obermier, seconded by Bamesberger, to approve the minutes of the April 25, 2017, Board of Commissioners meeting; roll call: yeas, Obermier, Bamesberger, Buller, Bulgrin and Sikes; nays none; motion carried.
Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Obermier, to adopt the agenda for Tuesday May 9, 2017, roll call: yeas; Bulgrin, Obermier, Bamesberger, Buller and Sikes; nays, none; motion carried.
Harvey Keim, Highway Superintendant, met with the Board with updates on the Road Department
Moved by Obermier, seconded by Bulgrin, to go into executive session at 8:35 a.m. to prevent needless injury to an individual, also present was Dena Bushnell, General Assistance Director and Candace Bottorf, York County Attorney, roll call: yeas, Obermier, Bulgrin, Buller, Bamesberger and Sikes, nays, none; motion carried.
Moved by Bamesberger, seconded by Obermier, to come out of executive session at 8:43 a.m. which no action was taken; roll call: yeas, Bamesberger, Obermier, Buller, Bulgrin and Sikes, nays, none; motion carried.
Moved by Bamesberger, seconded by Obermier, to approve General Assistance Cases #17-5 for rent in the amount of $315.00, roll call, yeas; Bamesberger, Obermier, Buller, Bulgrin and Sikes, nays none, motion carried.
PAYROLL AND VENDOR CLAIMS:
Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Buller, to approve the payroll in the amount of $162,109.10 and vendor claims, with changing the coding from Visitors Improvement Fund to Visitors Promotion Fund on the following vendors KOLN/KGIN 10/11, Net Foundation for radio and Rhoades Publishing, Inc in a total amount of $8,880.00, roll call: yeas; Bulgrin, Buller and Sikes, nays Bamesberger, Obermier; motion carried.
Fund Name Description Total
Road Ace Irrigation and MFG Culverts 15,047.80
General Angle, Murphy, Valentino & Campbell Special Fees 199.50
Road Aurora Cooperative Elevator Co. Fuel 13,214.35
Visit Promo Avery Outdoor Media-Advertising 265.00
Road Bamesberger Blacksmith & Welding Signs & Posts 251.42
General, Rd Black Hills Energy Heating Fuels 1,617.59
General Blue Knight Security, Inc. Security Contract 918.00
General Bredenkamp, Patricia Retirement 10.00
General Brite-Way Window Cleaning Service Maintenance Agreement 245.00
General Butler Co Sheriff Court Costs 60.94
General Capital Business Systems, Inc. Printing & Publication 156.84
General Charlton, Ann L Reimbursement 477.22
General City of York Permit Fee 20.00
General Cornerstone Insurance Group Monthly Payment 2,853.01
Road Cornhusker Cleaning Systems Inc. Shop Supplies 115.31
Road Cradick, Douglas M Reimbursement 28.75
General Crawford, Tanya L Reimbursement 30.00
General Cuda, Sharon Retirement 10.00
General CWC of York, Inc. Office Supplies 630.50
General Cutting Edge Lawn Service Miscellaneous 350.00
General Des Moines Stamp MFG CO. Office Equip/Supplies 320.00
General Douglas County Sheriff Court Costs 9.26
General/Aging Eakes Office Plus Office Supplies 1,488.09
General Fillman Law Office Court Costs 2,698.00
Visit Promo Flagship Publishing, Inc. Printing & Publication 280.00
General Galls/Quartermaster Uniform Allowance 168.30
General Grafton Law Offices, P.C, L.L.O. Court Costs 494.00
Aging Grand Central Foods Health Promotion 94.30
General, Rd Great Plains Pest Management Janitorial Supplies 128.00
General, Aging Green, Carla E Reimbursement 25.94
Road Hansen International Truck Inc. Equipment Rental 332.61
General Hecht, Harry Retirement 16.00
General Heiden Surveying Surveyor Contract 4,338.10
Weed Helena Chemical Co. Weed Control 3,312.00
Visit Promo Henderson Chamber of Commerce Grants 815.00
General Henderson News, The Dues 21.00
Road Hiebner Body Shop Equipment Repair 291.97
Aging Hines, Janet K Reimbursement 76.47
Weed Hinz Repair Equipment Repair 897.04
General Hometown Leasing Office Equipment 306.33
Road Hulse, Scott V. Reimbursement 100.00
General Hy-Tec Auto Service Fuel 652.36
Road J & A Traffic Products Signs & Posts 400.00
Road Jackson Services Inc. Shop Supplies 80.52
General JM Monograms, Inc. Uniform Allowance 33.85
General Johnson, Brian L Miscellaneous 350.00
Road Johnson Sand & Gravel Co, Inc. Gravel & Royalty 23,009.37
General Kirkham Michael Engineers Office Supplies 5.25
Visit Promo KOLN KGIN 10/11 Printing & Publication 4,000.00
Visit Promo Lamar Companies, The Media-Advertising 515.00
General Latimer Reporting Court Costs 115.85
Road Mac Tools Distributor Shop Supplies 4.99
Road Mainelli Wagner & Associates, Inc. Engineering 8,579.22
General Microfilm Imaging Systems, Inc. Data Processing 155.00
General Mid-American Benefits, Inc. HRA 504.00
Road Midwest Service & Sales Grader Blades 1,040.00
Road Mills, Auddie Reimbursement 28.75
General MIPS, Inc. Monthly Payment 1,121.63
General, Aging NAEIR Office Supplies 32.75
General National Sheriffs’ Association Dues 115.00
General, Rd NE Public Power District Electricity 4,779.86
Visit Promo NE Travel Association Meals 11.00
Visit Promo NET-Foundation for Radio Printing & Publication 2,750.00
General North Office Supply Office Supplies 30.57
General O’Keefe Elevator Company, Inc. Maintenance Agreement 339.04
Road Osceola Implement & Supply Inc. Equipment Repair 87.68
General, Aging Paper Tiger Shredding Monthly Payment 67.00
Visit Promo Perennial Public Power District Electricity 3,342.77
General, Rd Plains Equipment Group Grounds Repair 454.99
Road Power Plan Equipment Repair/Supplies 3,441.82
General Rasmussen Mechanical Services, Inc. Maintenance Agreement 4,108.43
General Redfield & Company, Inc. Office Supplies 968.35
General Reetz, Melvin Retirement 12.00
General Region V Systems Mental Health 8,378.50
Road RJ Johnson Trucking LLC Miscellaneous 644.11
Road Sahling Kenworth Inc. Equipment Repair 278.66
Visit Promo Sautter, Robert R Reimbursement 189.03
Emerg Mgmnt Seward County Courthouse Gary Petersen 3,843.75
Visit Promo Seward County Independent Printing & Publication 2,130.00
General Snow’s Car Clinic Fuel 84.50
General Stahr and Associates Contractual Service 200.00
Road Starbuck, Charles L Reimbursement 30.00
General State of NE/DAS Central Finance Equipment Rental 448.00
General Svehla Law Offices Court Costs 1,006.50
General Telephone Systems of NE, Inc. Office Supplies 85.00
General Time Warner Cable Internet/Dues 1,167.78
Road Troester Basin Farm, Inc. Miscellaneous 565.54
General University of NE-Lincoln Telephone Service 900.00
General University of NE, Lincoln Office Equipment 1,262.27
General US Postal Service Postal Services 147.00
Visit Promo USA Outdoor II, LLC Media-Advertising 415.00
General, Rd Verizon Wireless Services LLC Telephone Service 368.48
Road Village of Bradshaw Electricity 22.05
Road Village of McCool Junction Water/Sewer 45.00
General Walgreen Company Medical-Prisoners 416.90
Rd, Rel&Med Windstream Communications Telephone Service 2,253.89
General Wollenburg, Nicholas L Reimbursement 30.00
Visit Promo York Area Chamber of Commerce Printing & Publication/Misc. 786.15
Aging York Area Senior Center Monthly Payment 400.00
General York County Court Court Costs 1,096.00
Visit Promo York County Development Corp. Miscellaneous 1,126.47
General York County District Court Court Costs 495.00
General York County Highway Dept. Fuel 593.59
General York County Sheriff Court Costs 1,372.48
Inherit Tax York County Treasurer Transfer-Aging 19,750.00
Weed York Farm Supply LLC Fuel 224.35
General York General Hospital Medical-Prisoners 116.00
Road York News Times Dues 119.01
Visit Promo York Printing Company, LLC Supplies/Printing & Publication 887.37
There were no interfund transfer at this time.
Moved by Bamesberger, seconded by Buller, to approve the Agreement and Release, The County and NIRMA agree that the Claim submitted and paid by NIRMA to the County in the amount of $129,656.14, which the County agrees to accept in full settlement for such claim, and that in consideration of such payment, the County completely releases and forever discharges NIRMA or its agents or assigns regarding such claim listed above, and further represents it has provided NIRMA all the information for damages it alleges has incurred, or which may have occurred related to this claim for the consideration for payment as a loss under the NIRMA policy in effect, roll call, yeas, Bamesberger, Buller, Bulgrin, Obermier and Sikes, nays none, motion carried.
Moved by Bamesberger, seconded by Bulgrin, to approve a three (3) year contract with Contryman Associates, P.C. to prepare the York County Budget, roll call, yeas, Bamesberger, Bulgrin, Buller, Obermier and Sikes, nays none, motion carried.
Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Obermier, to approve the bid of $700.00 from Brian Johnson to mow the Zion Cemetery twice a year, and a bid for $700.00 from Ron Fersch for mowing the Cashler/Union Cemetery twice a year, with half to be paid in the Spring and half to paid in the fall, roll call; yeas, Bulgrin, Obermier, Bamesberger, Buller and Sikes, nays none, motion carried.
Moved by Bamesberger, seconded by Obermier, to adopt Resolution #17-14, for Economic Development Week, The Year of the Economic Developer, roll call; yeas, Bamesberger, Obermier, Buller, Bulgrin and, Sikes nays none, motion carried.
Recognizing 2017 as the 91st anniversary of the International Economic Development Council and as “The Year of the Economic Developer.”
WHEREAS, the International Economic Development Council is the largest professional economic development organization dedicated to serving economic developers; and
WHEREAS, the International Economic Development Council provides leadership and excellence in economic development for communities, members, and partners through conferences, training courses, advisory services and research, in-depth publications, public policy advocacy, and initiatives such as the Accredited Economic Development Organization program and the Certified Economic Developer designation; and
WHEREAS, economic developers promote economic well-being and quality of life for their communities by creating, retaining, and expanding jobs that facilitate growth, enhance wealth, and provide a stable tax base; and
WHEREAS, economic developers stimulate and incubate entrepreneurism in order to help establish the next generation of new businesses, which is the hallmark of the American economy; and
WHEREAS, economic developers are engaged in a wide variety of settings including rural and urban, local, state, provincial, and federal governments, public-private partnerships, chambers of commerce, universities, and a variety of other institutions; and
WHEREAS, economic developers attract and retain high-quality jobs, develop vibrant communities, and improve the quality of life in their regions; and
WHEREAS, economic developers work in the County of York within the State of Nebraska and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Commission of the County of York do hereby—
1) Recognize May 8 – 13, 2017 as “Economic Development Week”
in the County of York and remind individuals of the importance of this community celebration which supports the expansion of career opportunities and improving quality of life.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the County Commission is authorized and directed to transmit an appropriate copy of this resolution to York County Development and the International Economic Development Council.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF the Chairman of the Commission of the County of York have hereunto subscribed their names and have caused the Official Seal of the County of York to be hereunto affixed in on this 9th day of May, 2017.
Dated this 9th day of May, 2017
Judge Stecker met with the Board, with a request to hire a bailiff that would be shared with Seward County.
Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Bamesberger, to table this action. until joint agency with jurisdiction of City Landfill makes a recommendation, roll call, yeas, Bulgrin, Bamesberger, Obermier, Buller and Sikes, nays none, motion carried.
Moved by Obermier, seconded by Bulgrin, to stay currently where we are and with the Broker we are with (Cornerstone Insurance), roll call, yeas, Obermier, Bulgrin, Bamesberger and Sikes, nays Buller, motion carried
Committee reports were given.
The Chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 10:02 a.m. The next meeting will be held May 23, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. in the County Commissioners Room, lower level of the Courthouse for the regular meeting.
Jack Sikes, Chairman Kelly Turner, County Clerk
York County Board of Commissioners York, Nebraska