The York County Board of Commissioners met according to law on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. as per notice in the York News Times on August 24, 2017, with Chairman Jack Sikes presiding, with Kurt Bulgrin, Randy Obermier, Paul Buller and Bill Bamesberger. Also present at the meeting was, Christopher Johnson, County Attorney, 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 Bamesberger, seconded by Obermier, to approve the minutes of the August 15, 2017, Board of Commissioners meeting; roll call: yeas, Bamesberger, Obermier, Buller, Bulgrin and Sikes, nays, none; motion carried.
Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Buller, to adopt the agenda for Tuesday, August 29, 2017, with amending to remove Discuss and Act on Adopting Resolution to Set Preliminary Levies for Political Subdivisions with in the County, roll call; Bulgrin, Buller, Bamesberger, Obermier and Sikes, nays none, motion carried.
Harvey Keim, Highway Superintendent, met with the Board with update on the Road Department.
Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Bamesberger to go into executive session at 8:36 a.m., to prevent needless injury to an individual, also present Dena Bushnell, General Assistance Director and Christopher Johnson, County Attorney, roll call: yeas; Bulgrin, Bamesberger, Obermier, Buller and Sikes nays, none; motion carried.
Moved by Buller, seconded by Obermier, to come out of executive session at 8:46 a.m. which no action was taken; roll call: yeas; Buller, Obermier, Bamesberger, Bulgrin and Sikes, nays, none; motion carried.
Moved by Bamesberger, seconded by Bulgrin, to approve General Assistance Case #17-6 for cremation, in the amount of $2000.00, roll call, yeas; Bamesberger, Bulgrin, Buller, Obermier and Sikes, nays none, motion carried.
PAYROLL AND VENDOR CLAIMS:
Moved by Obermier, seconded by Bamesberger, to approve the payroll in the amount of $155,067.33 and vendor claims, roll call; yeas, Obermier, Bamesberger, Buller, Bulgrin and Sikes; nays; none; motion carried.
Fund Name Description Total
General Atco International Equipment 214.00
Road Aurora Cooperative Elevator Co. Fuel 13,992.00
General Axon Enterprise, Inc. Safety Equipment 480.00
General Blue Knight Security, Inc. Security Contract 1,020.00
General Burda, Megan Mileage Allowance 117.44
General Business Brokers Corporation Probation Costs 1,675.88
Road CCP Industries Inc. Shop Supplies 259.25
General, Rd Central NE County Officials Assoc. Dues 315.00
General Charlton, Ann L Reimbursement 51.09
General City Directory, Inc. Office Supplies 310.00
General Cornerstone Bank Stop Payment 33.00
General Cornerstone Insurance Group Office Supplies 50.00
General, Rd Corporate Payment Systems Monthly Payment 1,341.74
General Corporate Warehouse Supply Office Supplies 489.85
General Crawford, Tanya L Reimbursement 62.60
General Cutting Edge Lawn Service Mowing 350.00
General Eakes Office Plus Office Supplies/Equip 1,331.46
General Fillman Law Offices Court Costs 7,366.72
General Global Tech Inc. Data Processing 100.00
General Hamilton County Sheriff Court Costs 18.50
General Henry, Tammy I Reimbursement 30.00
Road Hiebner Body Shop Equipment Repair 68.30
Aging Hines, Janet K Reimbursement 31.09
General Hinz Repair Fuel 87.66
General Hitz Towing, Inc. Fuel 100.00
General Home Care Plus Medical-Prisoners 132.00
General Hometown Leasing Data Processing/Equip 313.08
Road Johnson Sand & Gravel Co, Inc. Gravel & Royalty 17,321.75
General Johnson, Brian L. Mowing 350.00
Road King’s Glass Equip Repair 132.83
General Larue Distributing, Inc. Equipment 122.04
Road Mainelli Wagner & Associates, Inc. Engineering 1,040.00
Road Medical Enterprises, Inc. Safety Equipment 31.00
General Mid-American Benefits, Inc. Monthly Payment 500.75
General Mogul’s Transmission, Inc. Fuel 1,253.76
General Moore Medical, LLC Medical-Prisoners 287.78
Road Myers Tire Supply-Kansas City Tire Repair 114.24
General, Aging NAEIR Miscellaneous 38.50
General National Assoc. of Trans. Providers Dues 50.00
State Institute NE Health and Human Services Monthly Payment 279.00
General NE Public Health Environmental Lab Drug & Alcohol Test 105.00
General NE Public Power District Electricity 245.64
Road Nissen Electric LLC Building & Ground 572.40
General North Office Supply Office Supplies/Print&Pub 59.67
General, Rd Perennial Public Power District Electricity 342.42
General Phoenix Supply, LLC Equipment 394.71
Emerg Mgmnt Pinnacle Bank/Visa Credit Card 164.49
General Prairie Creek Family Medicine Medical-Prisoners 70.00
General Rasmussen Mechanical Services, Inc. Maintenance Agreement 776.95
Road RDO Truck Center Co. Equipment Repair 250.00
General Schlender, Kevin Court Costs 2,023.50
Road Starbuck, Charles L Reimbursement 30.00
General Stephens Law Offices, P.C., L.L.O. Court Costs 3,334.50
General Supply Works Building & Ground 13.24
General Thompson Co., The Board of Prisoners 1,719.59
General Thomson Reuters/West Payment Center Legal Fees 2,750.01
General Tooley’s Osceola Pharmacy Medical-Prisoners 59.80
Road Troester Basin Farm, Inc. Miscellaneous 1,113.80
General Tucker, Julie Mental Health Board 134.59
General UNL Extension Lincoln Dues 150.00
General Urgent Care of York Medical-Prisoners 50.00
General Williams, Eric J, P.C., L.L.O. Court Costs 1,577.00
911 Em Mgmnt Windstream Communications Telephone Service 1,837.17
General Wollenburg, Nicholas L Reimbursement 30.00
General York County Court Court Costs 250.00
General York County Highway Dept. Fuel 243.47
General York County Sheriff Court Costs/Fees/Misc. 2,794.63
Fed Drug Law York General Hospital Medical-Prisoners 1,509.87
Moved by Bulgrin, seconed by Buller to change the coding of 0650-705-00-51502 (Highway Bridge Buyback Program Fund) to 0300-705-00-51502 (Road Fund) for Mainelli Wagner & Associates Bridge Site in the amount of $1,040.00, roll call, yeas, Bulgrin, Buller, Bamesberger, Obermier and Sikes, nays none, motion carried.
Moved by Bamesberger, seconded by Obermier, to authorize the payroll clerk (Amanda Ring) to change the last payroll for the Noxious Weed Supervisior (Doug Deprez) to the General Fund (0100), roll call, yeas; Bamesberger, Obermier, Buller, Bulgrin and Sikes, nays none, motion carried.
Laura McDougall, Director of Four Corners Health Department, met with the Board with updates.
Moved by Bamesberger, seconded by Buller, to table, Discuss and Act on a bailiff for Judge Stecker, until further information from the County Attorney, roll call, yeas; Bamesberger, Buller, Bulgrin, Obermier and Sikes, nays none, motion carried.
Committee reports were given.
Recess at 9:57 a.m.
Reconvene at 1:00 p.m.
Moved by Bamesberger, seconded Obermier, to reinstate to the agenda Discuss and Act on Adopting Resolution to set Preliminary Levies for Political Subdivisions with in the County. Due to timing to comply with the time line for the preliminary levies, roll call, yeas; Bamesberger, Obermier, Buller, Bulgrin and Sikes, nays none, motion carried.
On or before August 1st, all political subdivisions subject to county levy authority under levy limits must submit a preliminary request for levy allocation. Based on those requests, the Board then must allocate a preliminary levy for those subdivisions.
Moved by Obermier, seconded by Bamesberger, to adopt Resolution #17-33 in setting preliminary levies for the various subdivisions; roll call: yeas, Obermier, Bamesberger, Buller, Bulgrin and Sikes, nays none, motion carried.
WHEREAS, Nebraska State Statute 77-3443 (3) requires all political subdivisions subject to county levy authority to submit a preliminary request for levy allocation; and
WHEREAS, the political subdivisions that are subject to York County Levy authority are agricultural society, historical society, rural fire districts and cemetery districts; and
WHEREAS, the York County Board of Commissioners has determined that due to the number of political subdivisions and taxing parcels that would be affected, that a maximum levy will be established and if the subdivisions request is over that maximum levy, their levy will be set at that maximum levy;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the York County Board of Commissioners hereby allocates the following:
Agricultural Society 0.003576
Historical Society 0.000106
Rural Fire Districts 0.037683
Cemetery Districts 0.002888
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by said Board that if any of the political subdivisions that are subject to the county levy authority neglects to submit a request, the Board will use their last year’s budget request to determine the levy rate in the same format as paragraph three (3);
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the York County Board of Commissioners does hereby allocate the following:
Dated this 29th day of August, 2017
The Board met with the Budget Committee and Jill Clay with Contryman at 1:00 p.m., to discuss York County preliminary budget.
The Chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 3:04 p.m. The next meeting will be held September 12, 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