The York County Board of Commissioners met according to law on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. as per notice in the York News Times on July 13, 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 Buller, to approve the minutes of the July 3, 2017, Board of Commissioners meeting; roll call: yeas, Bulgrin, Buller, Bamesberger, Obermier and Sikes; nays, none; motion carried.


Moved by Bamesberger, seconded by Buller, to adopt the agenda for Tuesday, July 18, 2017, with removing Discuss and Act on bids for jail cooling unit, roll call: yeas; Bamberger, Buller, Bulgrin, Obermier and Sikes; nays, none; motion carried.


            There were no public forum at this time.



There were no General Assistance at this time.



Moved by Obermier, seconded by Bulgrin, to approve the payroll in the amount of $156,883.29 and vendor claims, with an added claim to Verizon in the amount of $141.25 roll call; yeas, Obermier, Bulgirn, Buller, Bamesberger and Sikes; nays; none; motion carried.

Fund                  Name                                                           Description                              Total      


Road                   Ace Irrigation and MFG                              Culverts                                                       969.54

General              Angle, Murphy & Campbell, PC, LLC       Court Costs                              1,613.61

Road                   Aurora Cooperative Elevator Co.                                 Fuel                                                              23,248.00

Visit Promo       Avery Outdoor                                             Media-Advertising                    265.00

General, Rd        Black Hills Energy                                      Heating Fuels                              914.78

General              Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska                        Cobra                                                           1,531.56

General              Blue Knight Security, Inc.                           Security Contract                         672.00

General              Bredenkamp, Patricia                          Retirement                                                   10.00

General              Call Copy Inc.                                              Maintenance Agreement                     2,066.00

Aging                 Cash-Wa Distributing Co.                           Health Promotion                      444.46

General              Chances R Restaurant and Lounge             Dues  131.76

General              Codex Corporation                                      Maintenance Agreement                     3,196.00

General              Cornerstone Bank                                        Bizconnect Fee                                 45.00

General              Cornerstone Insurance Group                     Monthly Payment                         234.92

Road                   Cornhusker Cleaning Systems Inc.             Shop Supplies                         152.84

General, Rd,

Aging                 Corporate Payment Systems                       Monthly Payment                         750.42

General              Cuda, Sharon                            Retirement                                                   10.00

General              CWC of York, Inc.                                      Office Supplies/Equip Rental   653.50

General              Damman, Gregory C.                                  Mental Health Court Costs        764.75

General              Department of the Treasury                        Pcori Fees                                201.81

General              Douglas County Treasurer                          Autopsy Costs                              250.00

Road                   DXP Enterprises, Inc.                                  Equip Repair/Shop Tools         293.13

General, Aging  Eakes Office Plus                                        Office Supplies                         3,744.13

Aging                 Eckard, Linda                                              Mileage Allowance                      42.80

General              Fillman Law Offices                                   Court Costs                              3,182.50

Road                   Filter Care                                                   Equipment Repair                            81.55

Visit Promo       Flagship Publishing, Inc.                             Printing & Publication                    280.00

General              Galls/Quartermaster LLC                           Uniform Allowance/Fuel             513.37

911Emerg Mgmnt,

E911 Wireless   GeoComm, Inc.                                           Telephone Service/Equip                7,944.00

General              GIS Workshop, LLC                                    Data Processing                     290.00

General              Global Tech Inc.                                          Computer Consultant                     270.08

General              Grafton Law Office, P.C., L.L.O.                Court Costs                              1,377.50

General, Aging  Grand Central Foods                                   Board of Prisoners/Supplies         4,274.45

Road                   Great Plains Pest Management, Inc.           Building & Ground                           66.00

Weed                  Heavy Metal Supply Co.                             Fuel       8.40

General              Hecht, Harry                              Retirement                                                   16.00

General              Heiden Surveying                                        Surveyor Contract                         2,873.80

General              Hitz Towing, Inc.                                         Fuel   100.00

General              Hometown Leasing                                     Equipment Rental                            2,401.39

General              Hy-Tec Auto Service                                   Fuel     23.40

General, Rd        Jackson Services Inc.                                  Maint Agreement/Supplies      179.27

Road                   Jensen Lumber Company                            Equipment Repair                            89.34

General              JM Monograms, Inc.                                   Uniform Allowance                      41.80

Road                   Johnson Sand & Gravel Co, Inc.                 Gravel & Royalty                          15,780.96

General              Justice Data Solutions Incorporates            Maintenance Agreement                     2,200.00

Road                   Kerford Limestone Company                       Rock                                                             20,437.04

Road                   Kimball Midwest                                        Shop Supplies                         1,010.98

General              Kopchos Sanitation, Inc.                                 Garbage                                                       202.00

Visit Promo       Lamar Companies, The                               Media-Advertising                    515.00

General              Larue Distributing, Inc.                                 Equipment                                                   164.12

Aging                 Lincoln Aging Partners                               Printing & Publication                    296.10

Visit Promo       Maly Marketing                                          Printing & Publication                    270.00

Road                   Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc.                               Shop Supplies                         115.33

Road                   Mead Lumber Co.                                       Shop Supplies                         13.99

Road                   Medical Enterprises, Inc.                            Safety Equipment                     62.00

General              Microfilm Imaging Systems, Inc.               Data Processing                     339.00

Road                   Midwest Pump and Equipment Co.            Building & Ground                           1,331.00

Road                   Midwest Service & Sales                            Sings & Posts                              2,268.90

General, Rd        Miller Seed & Supply Co., Inc.                   Maintenance Agreement                     837.77

General              MIPS Inc.                                                     Data Processing/Equip Rental                                                                    1,148.82

General              Moore Medical, LLC                                  Medical-Prisoners                        360.98

General, Aging  NAEIR                                                         Office Supplies                         42.75

State Institute    NE Health and Human Services                  Monthly Payment                         186.00

General, Rd        NE Public Power District                           Electricity                                                    5,881.06

Visit Promo       NET-Foundation for Radio                         Printing & Publication                    2,750.00

Road                   NMC Exchange LLC                                   Equip Repair/Supplies             11,739.92

General              North Office Supplies                                 Office Supplies                         388.37

General              NSA & POAN Conference Fund                 Dues  200.00

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

Road                   O’Reilly Auto Parts                                     Equipment Repair                            47.98

Road                   OfficeNet                                                     Office Supplies/Equip              51.71

Road                   Overland Sand & Gravel Company            Gravel & Royalty                          17,103.97

General, Aging  Paper Tiger Shredding                                       Miscellaneous                                             67.00

General, Rd,

Visit Promo       Perennial Public Power District                           Electricity                                                    334.04

Road                   Plains Equipment Group                             Equip Repair/Shop Supplies    257.64

General              Platte Valley Communications, Inc.           Maintenance Agreement                     5,527.20

General              Postmaster                                                   Postal Services                         7.80

Road                   Power Plan                                                   Equipment Repair                            361.27

General              Prairie Creek Family Medicine                  Medical-Prisoners                        110.00

Road, Weed       Rasmussen Auto Parts                                 Equip Repair/Supplies/Fuel     261.11

General              Rasmussen Mechanical Services, Inc.        Building & Ground                           2,208.53

Road                   RDO Truck Center Co.                                Equipment Repair                            207.76

General              Reetz, Melvin                           Retirement                                                   12.00

General              Region V Services                                       Mental Retardation                    6,081.00

Road                   Safety-Kleen Systems                                 Shop Supplies                         351.50

Road                   Sahling Kenworth Inc.                                 Equip Repair/Shop Tools         380.52

Road                   Sapp Bros Petroleum, Inc.                           Fuel   740.82

Emerg Mgmnt   Seward County Courthouse                         Gary Petersen                         3,887.29

General              Seward County Sheriff                                Court Costs                              18.50

Road                   Slack Auto Supply, LLC                             Equip Repair/Supplies             232.43

General              Sleuth Software                                           Maintenance Agreement                     4,744.00

General              Stahr and Associates                                   Contractual Services                         200.00

Road                   Standard Battery, Inc.                                  Shop Supplies                         25.44

General              State of NE/DAS Central Finance              Equipment Rental                            448.00

General              Supply Works                                              Janitorial Supplies                         50.14

General              Thayer County Sheriff’s Office                  Court Costs                              44.00

General              Thompson Co., The                                     Board of Prisoners                        1,431.76

General              Thomson Reuters/West Payment Center    Dues  153.00

General              Time Warner Cable                                     Dues    91.39

General              Tooley’s Osceola Pharmacy                       Medical-Prisoners                        44.00

General              Trans Union Risk and Alternative                     Equipment                                                   110.00

Road                   Troester Basin Farm, Inc.                                       Miscellaneous                                             2,532.35

General              Tuttle, Bern                               Retirement                                                   69.24

General              Urgent Care of York                                    Medical-Prisoners                        752.00

Visit Promo       USA Outdoor II, LLC                                  Media-Advertising                    415.00

General              Verhage, Dr. Carroll                                    Mental Health                            285.00

General, Rd        Verizon Wireless Services LLC                 Telephone Service                           906.97

Road                   Village of Bradshaw                       Electricity                                                    32.57

General              Walgreen Company                                     Medical-Prisoners                        2,421.39

General              Watt, Irma                                       Miscellaneous                                             100.00

Road                   Weldon Industries, Inc.                               Equipment Repair/Supplies             2,288.48

General, Rd,

Aging                 Windstream Communications                    Telephone Service                           3,765.98

General              Windstream Communications, Inc.            Maintenance Agreement                     1,814.40

General              Wurm, Jana Sue                                          Court Costs                              2,062.50

General, Rd        York Ace Hardware                                     Building & Ground/Tools                161.85

Visit Promo       York Area Chamber of Commerce                                       Miscellaneous                                             422.10

General              York County Court                                      Court Costs                              204.00

Visit Promo       York County Development Corp                                       Miscellaneous                                             1,206.74

General              York County District Court                        Court Costs                              642.00

General, Weed   York County Highway Dept.                       Fuel 2,927.82

General              York County Sheriff                                    Court Costs/Sheriff Fees         323.63

Road                   York Equipment, Inc.                                  Equipment Repair/Supplies             1,497.17

General              York General Hospital                                Medical-Prisoners                        1,782.79


Visit Promo       York News Times                                        Printing & Publication                    495.60

General              York Printing Company, LLC                     Office Supplies                         803.60








Moved by Bamesberger, seconded by Buller, to adopt Resolution #17-25 to transfer $10,000.00 from the General Fund, to the Noxious Weed Fund, roll call, yeas, Bamesberger, Buller, Bulgrin, Obermier and Sikes, nays none, motion carried.

RESOLUTION #17-25        


WHEREAS, the York County Board of Commissioners met at their regular meeting on the 18th day of July 2017, to discuss and act on an emergency created in the funds available in the Noxious Weed 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 Fund to the Noxious Weed Fund.


Dated this 18th day of July 2017


Moved by Bamesberger, seconded by Buller to approve for both maintenance employees for two (2) hours minimum for call back pay, roll call, yeas, Bamesberger, Buller, Bulgrin, Obermier and Sikes, nays none, motion carried.


Paul Moyer with Nebraska Department of Ag met with the Board to discuss the Weed Program.


Deb Robertson, Suzie Ellis and Mike Teetor with the York Library met with the Board with fund request.


Carmen Hinman with Hope Crisis Center met with the Board with updates and fund request.


Jay Spearman with Ameritas met with the Board about Bonding procedure for infrastructure construction.


Carrie Rodriquez and Shane Stutzman with the District 5 Probation met with the Board to discuss office space.


Moved by Bulgrin seconded by Buller, to table the notice of intent to establish a quiet zone on county road 4 until sufficient information is provided to the highway superintendent roll call, yeas, Bulgrin, Buller, Obermier, Bamesberger and Sikes, nays none, motion carried.


Modonna Mogul and Rhonda Veleba, with the Chamber of Commerce, Karen Nalow Landscape Architect with Clark Enerson and Rian Harkins with Southeast Nebraska Development District, met with the Board with updates on the downtown revitalization process and potential projects.


Paul Buller excused himself at 12:00 p.m.


Moved by Bamesberger, seconded by Obermier to table the compensation for elected officials based on resolution, roll call, yeas, Bamesberger, Obermier, Bulgrin and Sikes, nays none, Buller absent, motion carried.


Moved the jail visit to next Board Meeting Tuesday August 1st.


FEE REPORTS (reports were reviewed and placed on file)

County Clerk, June 2017                                                       $31,462.00

Clerk of the District Court, June 2017                                    $1,932.40

Sheriff, June 2017                                                                   $4,824.37


County Treasurer – Fund Balances as of June 30, 2017

0100 General                                                                    $1,144,472.02

0300 Roads                                                                       $1,036,378.80

0650 Highway Bridge Buy Back Program                                       $.00

0676 Juvenile Diversion                                                         $2,513.72

0985 Child Support Enforcement Cty Atty                          $31,362.09

0990 Visitors Promotion                                                       $48,621.88

0995 Co Visitors Impr Fund                                               $206,544.55

1100 Reappraisal                                                                 $112,818.50

1150 ROD Preservation Fund                                               $28,968.81

1200 Employment Security                                                  $34,335.65

1300 Area on Aging                                                              $18,581.51

1500 Relief & Medical                                                         $17,035.54

1700 State Institutions                                                          $15,309.21

1900 Veterans Aid Fund                                                       $28,497.22

2200 Busy Wheels                                                                 $10,604.27

2355 STOP                                                                              $8,591.83

2360 York Co Drug Fund                                                      $14,358.10

2410 Federal Drug Law Enf                                                  $44,771.04

2411 Federal Drug Law Cty Att                                            $11,456.83

2601 Debt Service                                                                 $97,616.85

2700 Inheritance Tax                                                        $3,860,588.40

2910 911 Emergency                                                           $163,600.95

2913 911 Wireless Serv                                                        $27,120.26

2914 911 Wireless Serv Holding                                        $211,851.13

2915 Emergency Mgmt                                                         $47,320.03

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

4000 Courthouse                                                                              $.38

5400 Noxious Weed Dist                                                        $4,307.19

5502 Ambulance                                                                   $64,854.72

5907 911 Emergency                                                                        $.00


Committee reports were given.


The Chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 12:28 p.m.  The next meeting will be held August 1, 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