The York County Board of Commissioners met according to law on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. as per notice in the York News Times on August 10, 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 August 1, 2017, Board of Commissioners meeting; roll call: yeas, Bulgrin, Obermier, Bamesberger, Buller and Sikes, nays, none; motion carried.


Moved by Bamesberger, seconded by Buller, to adopt the agenda for Tuesday, August 15, 2017, roll call: yeas; Bamesberger, 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 Buller, to approve the payroll in the amount of $156,531.16 and vendor claims, roll call; yeas, Obermier, Buller, Bulgrin, Bamesberger and Sikes; nays; none; motion carried.

Fund                  Name                                                           Description                              Total      


Visit Promo       Avery Outdoor                                             Media-Advertising                    530.00

General, Rd        Black Hills Energy                                      Heating Fuels                              610.63

General              Blue Cross Blue Shield of NE                                  Cobra                                                           1,608.72

General              Blue Knight Security, Inc.                           Security Contract                         870.00

General              Bredenkamp, Patricia                          Retirement                                                   10.00

Aging                 Cash-Wa Distributing Co.                           Health Promotion                      1,121.49

General, Rd        City of York                               Water/Sewer                                                2,905.68

General              Contryman Associates, P.C.                        Budget Preparation                    2,000.00

General              Cornerstone Bank                               Bizconnect                                                   45.00

General              Cornerstone Insurance Group                     Monthly Payment                         2,807.45

Road                   Cornhusker Cleaning Systems Inc.             Shop Supplies                         37.70

General              Cottam Psychological Services PC             Court Costs                              1,000.00

Road                   Cross-Dillon Tire                                        Tire Repair                            7,484.60

General              Cuda, Sharon                            Retirement                                                   10.00

General              CWC of York, Inc.                                      Office Equipment                     132.09

Road                   Dakota Fluid Power, Inc.                             Equipment Repair                            324.94

Aging                 Doran, Larry                                                Mileage Allowance                      57.78

Road                   DXP Enterprises, Inc.                                  Shop Tools                              96.72

General              Eakes Office Plus                                        Office Equipment                     949.58

Aging                 Eckard, Linda                                              Mileage Allowance                      19.26

General              Fillman Law Offices                                   Court Costs                              1,035.50

Road                   Filter Care                                                   Equipment Repair                            120.00

Aging                 Fox, Alvin                                                    Mileage Allowance                      29.89

General, Aging  Grand Central Foods                                   Board of Prisoners                        3,984.81

General, Rd        Great Plains Pest Management, Inc.                                       Maintenance/Supplies                                 228.00

Aging                 Green, Duane                                               Mileage Allowance                      134.82

Aging                 Hall, Rollie                                                  Mileage Allowance                      19.26

Visit Promo       Ginny’s Hallmark                                        Special Projects                          77.94

General              Hamilton Clerk of the County Court          Court Costs                              11.00

General              Hamilton County Sheriff                            Court Costs                              18.50

Road                   Hansen International Truck Inc.                  Equipment Repair                            72.78

General              Hecht, harry                              Retirement                                                   16.00

Visit Promo       Henderson Chamber of Commerce                     Grants                                                          2,221.44

Road                   Hinz Repair                                                 Equipment Repair                            208.84

General              Hometown Leasing                                     Equipment Rental                            366.31

Road                   Hooker Bros. Sand & Gravel                      Gravel & Royalty                          567.76

General, Rd        Jackson Services Inc.                                       Agreement/Supplies                                    218.02

General, Rd        Jensen Lumber Company                                       Grounds/Equip Repair                                 81.69

Road                   Johnson Sand & Gravel Co, Inc.                 Gravel & Royalty                          8,043.23

Road                   Johnson Trucking                                       Miscellaneous                                             439.13

Road                   Kerford Limestone Company                       Rock                                                             9,717.02

General              Kopchos Sanitation, Inc.                                 Garbage                                                       254.00

Visit Promo       Lamar Companies, The                               Media-Advertising                    515.00

Road                   Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc.                               Shop Supplies                         41.24

General              Microfilm Imaging Systems, Inc.               Data Processing                     339.00

Road                   Miller Seed & Supply Co., Inc.                   Grader Blades                            19.53

General              MIPS Inc.                                                     Data Processing/Misc.           1,148.82

General              NE DOL/Boiler Inspection Program           Building & Ground                           49.00

General, Rd        NE Public Power District                           Electricity                                                    6,424.08

Road                   NE Salt & Grain Co.                                   Road & Bridge                            1,570.40

Visit Promo       NE Society of Assoc. Executives                Dues    65.00

Road                   NE Truck Center, Inc.                                 Equipment Repair                            534.70

Road                   NMC Exchange LLC                                   Equipment Repair                            2,125.12

General              North Office Supply                                    Office Supplies                         401.99

Road                   O’Reilly Auto Parts                                     Equip Repair/Supplies             135.93

General              Ouren, William                                           Autopsy Costs                              150.00

Road                   Overland Sand & Gravel Company            Gravel & Royalty/Concrete          22,852.25

General              Paper Tiger Shredding                                Monthly Payment                         35.00

General              Peavey Company, Lynn                              Drug & Alcohol Test                  64.20

Road                   Penner’s Tire & Auto, Inc.                          Tire Repair                            255.43

Rd, Visit Promo Perennial Public Power District                                       Electricity/Advertising                               1,092.24

General, Rd        Pieper Plumbing & Well Drilling Inc.        Building & Ground                           10,761.62

Road                   Plains Equipment Group                             Equip Repair/Shop Supplies    1,033.17

General              Platte County Sheriff Dept.                         Court Costs                              7.00

Road                   Power Plan                                                   Equipment Repair                            3,992.51

Road                   Rasmussen Auto Parts                                 Equip Repair/Supplies/Tools   311.12

General              Rasmussen Mechanical Services, Inc.        Maintenance Agreement                     2,764.00

Road                   RDO Truck Center Co.                                Equipment Repair                            206.44

General              Redfield & Company, Inc.                          Office Supplies                         736.07

General              Reetz, Melvin                           Retirement                                                   12.00

Road                   RJ Johnson Trucking LLC                                       Miscellaneous                                             2,065.00

Road                   Sahling Kenworth Inc.                                 Equipment Repair                            483.06

Road                   Sapp Bros. Petroleum, Inc.                          Oil  2,105.52

General              Schlender, Kevin                                         Court Costs                              7,942.00

General              Seachord, Michael                                       Reimbursement                                           199.56

General              Seams Possible                                            Uniform Allowance                      16.00

Emerg Mgmnt   Seward County Courthouse                         Gary Petersen                         3,873.80

Road                   Slack Auto Supply                                       Shop Supplies                         38.16

Road                   Snap-On Tools                                             Shop Tools                              68.50

General              Solutions, Inc.                                              Data Proc. Maintenance                  1,500.00

General              Stahr and Associates                                   Contractual Services                         200.00

General              State of NE/DAS Central Finance              Equipment Rental                            448.00

Road                   Straight-Line Stripping, Inc.                       Pavement Marking                         17,247.60

General              Svehla Law Offices                                     Court Costs                              1,329.50

Road                   Thermo King Christensen                           Equipment Repair                            358.26

General              Thompson Co., The                                     Board of Prisoners                        1,099.87

General              Trans Union Risk and Alternative                     Equipment                                                   110.00

Road                   Troester Basin Farm, Inc.                                       Miscellaneous                                             1,407.64

Visit Promo       USA Outdoor II, LLC                                  Media-Advertising                    415.00

General, Rd        Verizon Wireless Services LLC                 Telephone Service                           816.92

Road                   Village of Bradshaw                       Electricity                                                    22.05

Road                   Village of McCool Junction                         Water/Sewer                                                46.00

General              Wagner Decorating & Hobby                     Building & Ground                           60.00

General              Walgreen Company                                     Medical-Prisoners                        1,697.70

Road                   Weldon Industries, Inc.                               Equipment Repair                            1,152.97

Visit Promo,

Visit Improve    Wessels Living History Farm                                       Grants/Capital Construction                       38,439.50


Relief & Med    Windstream Communications                    Telephone Service                           2,491.32

General, Rd        York Ace Hardware                                     Building & Ground/Supplies            267.91

Visit Promo       York Area Chamber of Commerce                                       Meals/Grants/Misc.                                     3,170.70

Visit Promo       York County Ag Society                           Grants                                                          750.00

General              York County Court                                      Court Costs                              857.54

Visit Promo       York County Development Corp.                                       Misc./Grants/Meals                                     4,595.22

General              York County District Court                        Court Costs                              105.00

General              York County Highway Dept.                       Fuel 2,686.87

General              York County Register of Deeds                  Office Supplies                         82.00

General              York County Sheriff                                    Court Costs                              361.05

General              York Dental Associates, P.C.                      Medical-Prisoners                        678.00

Road                   York Equipment, Inc.                                  Equipment Repair                            28.99

General              York General Hospital                                Medical-Prisoners                        4.56

General, Aging,

Visit Promo       York News Times                                        Printing & Publication                    1,778.46


Visit Promo       York Printing Company, LLC                                       Supplies/Printing & Publication                 111.10



There were no Interfund Transfers at this time.


Moved by Bamesberger, seconded by Bulgrin, to adopt Resolution #17-30 to approve the county inventory with the removal of the Rotary Camp in the amount of $10,000.00; roll call; yeas, Bamesberger, Bulgrin, Buller, Obermier and Sikes, nays none, motion carried.

Resolution #17-30

Inventory of York County Property

 as of June 30, 2017





$ 23,190.52 




$ 40,240.04 


$ 35,563.18 






$ 33,495.62 


$ 6,494.95   












































$ .00






$ 146,297.18


Motor Graders: 1A,2,3,4,7,8A,9,10A,PAT007,013,014,100


Tractors & Mowers




Dump Trucks


Semi Trucks




Grading Equipment (Scrapers, Dozer)


Excavators & Loaders


Miscellaneous Attachments


Miscellaneous Equipment




Office Supplies


Maintainer Shed - Material Tools


Bridge tools (in bridge trucks)


County shop materials (tools, supplies in shop bldg & yard)


County Surveyor's Equipment (Sec. X250)





Courthouse & Grounds


Office Building                                   Built in 1968  Sq. Ft. 7900


Extension Bldg


County Welfare & Historical Bldg.


Weed Office & Mechanic Shop


Fuel Supply Building                            Built in 1968  Sq. Ft. 725


Open Front Vehicle Shed (Hay Shed)   Built in 1968  Sq. Ft. 5430


Cnty Shop Sign Bldg                          Built in 1998  Sq. Ft. 1500


Cnty Shop Equipment Storage           Built in 2002  Sq. Ft. 11760


Quonset Building                                Built in 1945  Sq. Ft. 6440



300' Communication Tower (SE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of 21-9-3)


Generator for 300' Communication Tower (E 1/2 11-11-2)



 $ 11,337,865.00








McCool Jct.




West Blue









 $    282,400.00


 $ 20,631,233.58


Dated this 15th day of August 2017


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Bamesberger, to adopt Resolution # 17-31 to transfer Noxious Weed Fund (5400) to the General Fund (100.733), and transfer said monies in the amount of $4,990.92, roll call, yeas; Bulgrin, Bamesberger, Obermier, Buller and Sikes, nays none, motion carried.





WHEREAS, the County of York was advised by State Auditor the fund number (5400) Noxious Weed Fund can be transferred into the General Fund (100), and


WHEREAS, County of York will close the fund (5400) Noxious Weed Fund, and


WHEREAS, the County of York will create a new fund number in the General Fund (0100-733) Noxious Weed Fund,


WHEREAS, the County of York will transfer all monies $4,990.92 from the closed fund (5400) Noxious Weed Fund to the General Fund (0100-733) and


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that a new fund be created for the General Noxious Weed Fund (0100-733).  That the York County Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $4,990.92 from the closed (5400) Noxious Weed Fund to the new created fund (0100-733) General Noxious Weed Fund.,


Dated this 15th day of August, 2017.


Moved by Obermier, seconded by Bamesberger, to approve the revision of Language for Current Accounting Standards for Audit Preparation, roll call, yeas; Obermier, Bamesberger, Buller, Bulgrin and Sikes, nays none, motion carried.


Moved by Obermier, seconded by Bamesberger, to approve the revisions of Language for Current Accounting Standards for Budget Preparation, roll call, yeas; Obermier, Bamesberger, Buller, Bulgrin and Sikes, nays none, motion carried.


Moved by Bamesberger, seconded by Obermier, to approve to close the Courthouse for 2 hours (12:00 to 2:00) to observe the Eclipse on August 21, 2017, the Extension, Area on Aging and Road Departments will make their own decision on how to handle their office during the eclipse, roll call, yeas; Bamesberger, Obermier, Buller, and Sikes, nays Bulgrin, motion carried.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Buller, to approve Distress Warrant Report for 2016 Delinquent Personal Property Tax, roll call; yeas, Bulgrin, Buller, Obermier, Bamesberger and Sikes, nays none, motion carried.


The County Treasurer and Sheriff filed their 2016 Delinquent Personal Property Tax-Distress Warrant Reports.  The Reports were reviewed and placed on file.


County Treasurer

Total Warrants Issued                         58        In the amount of                     $21,176.87     

Warrants issued in Error                      2        In the amount of                    $ (189.24)

Unsatisfied                                          4        In the amount of                     $ (419.00)

Partially Satisfied                               1         In the amount of                     $(200.00)       

Warrant Fees Removed as they were paid prior to warrants being mailed     $(16.00)

Over/Under on Interest Collected                                                                   $(54.24)

Satisfied                                              51        In the amount of                     $20,298.39                                                                                                                                                                                                     

County Sheriff         

Total Distress Warrants Received:   58                                                       

In the amount of:                                                                                            $21,176.87


Voided by York County Treasurer: (2)                                                         

160017:  In the Amount of:                                                                            $ 14.23

160019:  In the Amount of:                                                                            $175.01

            TOTAL                                                                                               $(189.24)



Unsatisfied:                                        (4)                                            

160013:  In the Amount of:                                                                            $4.40

160033:  In the Amount of:                                                                            $42.76

160035:  In the Amount of:                                                                            $111.41

160043:  In the Amount of:                                                                            $260.43

            TOTAL                                                                                               $(419.00)


Partially Satisfied                               (1)                                                      

160047: PAID in the Amount of:                                                                   $200.00

160047: Not Paid in the Amount of:                                                              $(284.92)


Satisfied: In the Amount of:              (51)                                                     $20,013.47


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Obermier, to adopt Resolution #17-32 to release Pledge Security, Cornerstone Bank CUSIP #385654AU2 in the amount of $300,000.00, roll call; yeas, Bulgrin, Obermier, Bamesberger, Buller and Sikes, nays none, motion carried.






WHEREAS, Cornerstone Bank was heretofore designated as a depository for county funds and to secure the same from time to time, has heretofore deposited securities;


        BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that the deposit of securities heretofore made to secure the County deposits with said Cornerstone Bank be and the same are hereby release and that the Depository Receipts herewith filed with the County Clerk covering the following described securities:


Cornerstone Bank,

Security Description: Grand Island NE Public Safety    

CUSIP #385654AU2

Pledged amount:  $300,000.00


DATED this 15th day of August, 2017


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Sikes to appoint Christopher Johnson as the York County Attorney, to fill the unexpired term of the previous County Attorney, roll call, yeas; Bulgrin, Sikes, Buller, Bamesberger and Obermier, nays none, motion carried.


Bids were opened as advertised in the York News Times on August 3 and 4, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. for the purchase of a Roof Top Unit that serves the jail.  The following bids were received.           


Rasmussen Mechanical Services                   $71,168.00


Moved by Bamesberger, seconded by Obermier, to accept the bid from Rasmussen Mechanical Services to purchase a New Roof Top Unit that serves the jail, to be a Daiken model 460/60/3 in the amount of $71,168.00, roll call; yeas, Bamesberger, Obermier, Buller, Bulgrin and Sikes, nays none, motion carried.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Bamesberger, to table the interlocal agreement and proposed salary for bailiff for Judge Stecker, until the next meeting August 29, 2017 roll call, yeas; Bulgrin, Bamesberger, Obermier, Buller and Sikes, nays none, motion carried.


            Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Buller to approve to increase the salary of the Deputy County Attorney Benjamin Dennis, to the County Attorney’s salary, from June 21 thru August 18th, while he is the interim County Attorney; roll call: yeas, Bulgrin, Buller, Bamesberger, Obermier and Sikes nays none, motion carried.


Recess at 9:31a.m.


Moved by Bamesberger, seconded by Obermier, to approve the Facility and Service Agreement between York County Aging Services and the York Area Senior Center, with the changes to the date of October 1, 2017 thru August 31st 2018 and the amount of $3,360.00, roll call, yeas; Bamesberger, Obermier, and Sikes, nays Bulgrin and Buller, motion carried.


At 10:00 a.m. as advertised on August 8, 2017, in the York News Times, with proof of publication attached, Chairman Sikes declared a public hearing be held to hear support, opposition, suggestions, criticism or observation on a conditional use zoning permit applied for by Dean Heine, an 80-acre tract in the N1/2 SW ¼ of 11-11-2W.


Benjamin Dennis presented the recommendation from the planning and zoning committee and Dean Heine also spoke on his behave.


Moved by Bamesberger, seconded by Bulgrin, to close the public hearing at 10:24 a.m., roll call, yeas, Bamesberger, Bulgrin, Buller, Obermier and Sikes, nays none, motion carried.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Obermier, to accept the recommendation of the York County Planning Commission that the conditional use application be approved.  Dean Heine is permitted to have more than one dwelling per quarter section on an 80-acre tract in the N1/2 SW ¼ of 11-11-2W, with the exception Mr. Heine will not build on the East 40 acres of his property, roll call, yeas; Bulgrin, Obermier, Bamesberger, Buller and Sikes, nays none, motion carried.


Moved by Bamesberger, seconded by Obermier, to authorize the Chairman to sign Everbridge/Nixle mass notification system 3 year contract, in the amount of $2,325.00, roll call, yeas; Bamesberger, Obermier, Buller, Bulgrin and Sikes, nays none, motion carried.


Moved by Obermier, seconded by Bulgrin, to authorize the Chairman to sign Southeast Region Emergency Management Inter-local agreement, roll call, yeas; Obermier, Bulgrin, Buller, Bamesberger and Sikes, nays none, motion carried.


Gary Petersen, Emergency Management Director met with the Board with updates.


FEE REPORTS (reports were reviewed and placed on file)

County Clerk, July 2017                                                       $27,096.50

District Court July 2017                                                        $11,943.28

Sheriff July 2017                                                                     $5,069.44

County Treasurer – Fund Balances as of July 31, 2017

0100 General                                                                       $795,671.61

0300 Roads                                                                          $847,008.92

0676 Juvenile Diversion                                                         $2,513.72

0985 Child Support Enforcement Cty Atty                          $31,938.27

0990 Visitors Promotion                                                       $58,224.28

0995 Co Visitors Impr Fund                                               $227,071.97

1100 Reappraisal                                                                 $112,818.50

1150 ROD Preservation Fund                                               $29,863.81

1200 Employment Security                                                  $34,413.28

1300 Area on Aging                                                              $25,828.37

1500 Relief & Medical                                                         $16,692.54

1700 State Institutions                                                          $15,459.26

1900 Veterans Aid Fund                                                       $28,497.22

2200 Busy Wheels                                                                 $10,607.79

2355 STOP                                                                              $9,586.83

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                                                               $110,071.80

2700 Inheritance Tax                                                        $4,047,052.55

2910 911 Emergency Mgmnt                                              $165,800.87

2913 911 Wireless Serv                                                        $26,599.94

2914 911 Wireless Serv Holding                                        $211,851.13

2915 Emergency Mgmt                                                         $43,370.67

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

4000 Counrthouse                                                                            $.38

5400 Noxious Weed Dist                                                        $7,228.52

5502 Ambulance                                                                   $68,091.52


Committee reports were given.


The Chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 11:08 a.m.  The next meeting will be held August 29, 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