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.



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

General, Rd,

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

General, Aging,

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.




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Jack Sikes, Chairman                                                             Kelly Turner, County Clerk 

York County Board of Commissioners                                 York, Nebraska