The York County Board of Commissioners met according to law on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. as per notice in the York News Times on November 16, 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, Christopher Johnson, 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 Bamesberger, seconded by Obermier, to approve the minutes of the November 7, 2017, Board of Commissioners meeting; roll call: yeas, Bamesberger, Obermier, Buller, Bulgrin and Sikes, nays, none; motion carried.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Obermier, to adopt the agenda for Tuesday, November 21, 2017, with removing Discuss and Act on adopting a Resolution determining funding percentage of General Fund Budget to Road Fund Budget, roll call: yeas; Bulgrin, Obermier, Bamesberger, Buller and Sikes, nays, none; motion carried.


Harvey Keim, Highway Superintendent, met with the Board with updates on the Road Department.


Moved by Obermier, seconded by Bulgrin, to go into executive session at 8:36 a.m., to prevent needless injury to an individual, also present was Dena Bushnell, General Assistance Director and, Christopher Johnson County Attorney, roll call: yeas; Obermier, Bulgrin, Buller, Bamesberger and Sikes; nays, none; motion carried.


Moved by Obermier, seconded by Bamesberger, to come out of executive session at 8:40 a.m. which no action was taken; roll call: yeas; Obermier, Bamesberger, Buller, Bulgrin and Sikes; nays, none; motion carried.



Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Bamesberger, to approve General Assistance Case #17-8 for burial, in the amount of $2,000.00 roll call, yeas; Bulgrin, Bamesberger, Obermier, Buller and Sikes, nays none, motion carried.



Moved by Obermier, seconded by Buller, to approve the payroll in the amount of $164,477.03 and vendor claims, with the added claim to be paid to City of York Landfill in the amount of $1,508.75, roll call; yeas, Obermier, Buller, Bulgrin, Bamesberger and Sikes; nays; none; motion carried.

Fund                  Name                                                           Description                              Total      


Road                   Ace Irrigation and MFG                              Culverts                                                       10,216.92

Road                   Aurora Cooperative Elevator Co.                                 Fuel                                                              35,549.67

Visit Promo       Avery Outdoor                                             Media-Advertising                    265.00

Road                   Bauer Built Tire Inc.                                   Tire Repair                            462.60

Road                   Baum Hydraulics Corp                                Equipment Repair                            111.37

General              Blue Cross Blue Shield of NE                     Cobra 804.36

General              Bredenkamp, Patricia                          Retirement                                                   10.00

General              Burda, Megan                                        Mileage/Dues                                              343.32

Aging                 Cash-Wa Distributing Co.                           Health Promo                            569.76

Visit Promo       Certified Folder Display Service                Printing & Publication                    4,162.37

Road                   City of York-Solid Waste Agency                                       Miscellaneous                                             36.00

General              Cornerstone Bank                                        Bizconnect Fee                                 45.00

General, Rd,

Aging                 Corporate Payment Systems                       Monthly Payment                         1,776.01

Road                   Cross-Dillon Tire                                        Equipment Repair                            3,493.95

General              Cuda, Sharon                            Retirement                                                   10.00

General              CWC of York, Inc.                                      Office Equipment                     279.50

General              Damman, Gregory C.                                  Court Costs                              636.50

General              Douglas County Sheriff                              Sheriff’s Fees                                7.56

General              Douglas County Treasurer                          Autopsy Costs                              250.00

General, Aging,

Visit Promo       Eakes Office Plus                                        Office Supplies/Equip Rental   2,045.02

General              Employee Data Forms of MO LLC            Office Supplies                         28.25

Road                   Five Star Truck Center-York                      Tire Repair                            147.96

Visit Promo       Flagship Publishing, Inc.                             Printing & Publication                    280.00

Aging                 Fuller, Twila                                                Health Promotion                      29.94

General              Global Tech                                                 Computer Consultant                     561.31

General              Good 2 Go Travel Center (Lichti Oil)        Fuel     70.36

Genera               Grafton Law Office, PC, LLC                     Court Costs                              798.50

General, Aging  Grand Central Foods                                       Prisoners/Health Promo                              3,462.87

General, Rd        Great Plains Pest Management                   Janitorial Supplies                         128.00

General              Hagman, Lisa M                                          Court Costs                              21.20

General              Hall County Sheriff                                     Court Costs                              24.22

General              HD Arms                                                     Safety Equipment                     160.00

General              Hecht, Harry                              Retirement                                                   16.00

General              Heiden Surveying                      Surveyor                                                      3,783.25

Visit Promo       Henderson Chamber of Commerce                     Grants                                                          2,114.96

General              Hiebner Body Shop                                     Fuel   250.00

General              Hinz Repair                                                 Fuel     46.96

General              Hitz Towing, Inc.                                         Fuel   100.00

General              Home Care Plus                                           Medical-Prisoners                        88.00

General              Hometown Leasing                                     Equipment Rental                            495.00

Road                   Hooker Bros. Sand & Gravel, Inc.              Gravel & Royalty                          293.28

Road                   Jackson Services Inc.                                  Shop Supplies                         80.52

General              Jensen Lumber Company                            Building & Ground                           171.34

Road                   Johnson Sand & Gravel Co, Inc.                 Gravel & Royalty                          14,825.89

General              Kearney County Sheriff’s Office                Court Costs                              55.14

Road                   Kerford Limestone Company                       Rock                                                             13,023.52

Road                   Kimball Midwest                                        Shop Supplies                         623.75

Road                   King’s Glass                                                Equipment Repair                            716.80

General              Kopchos Sanitation, Inc.                                 Garbage                                                       202.00

Visit Promo       Lamar Companies, The                               Media-Advertising                    515.00

General              Lancaster County Sheriff                            Court Costs                              18.57

General              Larue Distributing, Inc.                                 Equipment                                                   119.94

Road                   Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc.                               Shop Supplies                         181.88

Road                   Mead Lumber Co.                                       Shop Supplies                         41.97

General              Microfilm Imaging Systems, Inc.               Data Processing                     339.00

General              MIPS Inc.                                                     Monthly Payment                         1,148.82

General              Mogul’s Transmission, Inc.                        Fuel 1,118.02

General              Moore Medical, LLC                                  Medical-Prisoners                        272.61

Road                   NE Assoc. of County Officials                   Dues  125.00

Road                   NE Public Power District                           Electricity                                                    254.01

Road                   NE Truck Center, Inc.                                 Equipment Repair                            1,686.61

General              NMS Labs                                                    Autopsy Costs                              196.00

General              North Office Supply                                    Office Supplies                         34.03

Road                   Overland Sand & Gravel Company            Gravel & Royalty                          27,253.30

General              Paper Tiger Shredding                                Monthly Payment                         35.00

Hwy Buyback    Pavers Inc.                                 Asphaltic                                                     142,856.29

General              Peavey Company, Lynn                              Drug & Alcohol Test                  141.80

Visit Promo       Perennial Public Power District                  Media-Advertising                    137.29

General              Physicians Laboratory Services PC            Autopsy Costs                              1,400.00

General              Polk County Sheriff                                    Court Costs                              12.00

Road                   Power Plan                                                   Equipment Repair                            1,771.20

Road                   Rasmussen Auto Parts                                 Equipment Repair                            69.68

General              Rasmussen Mechanical Services, Inc.        Maintenance Agreement                     73,932.00

Road                   RDO Truck Center Co                                 Equipment Repair                            373.07

General              Reetz, Melvin                           Retirement                                                   12.00

General              Rowse Auto Detail                                      Fuel   205.00

Road                   Safelite Fulfillment, Inc.                             Equipment Repair                            49.95

General              Saline County Sheriff                                  Court Costs                              52.00

Road                   Sapp Bros. Petroleum, Inc.                          Fuel 4,845.34

General              Sequoia Consulting Group                                       Miscellaneous                                             1,460.00

General              Seward County Attorney                             Special Fees                                194.75

Emerg Mgmnt   Seward County Courthouse                         Gary Petersen                         3,923.04

General              Seward County Sheriff                                Court Costs                              6.50

General              Skip’s Radiator & Automotive                   Fuel   318.53

Road                   Slack Auto Supply, LLC                             Equipment Repair                            249.05

General              Smith, Patricia N.                                   Retirement                                                   72.00

Road                   Snap-On Tools                                             Shop Tools                              107.10

General              Stahr and Associates                                   Contractual Services                         200.00

Road                   Standard Battery, Inc.                                  Equipment Repair                            434.75

General              Suddarth, Lori                                       Miscellaneous                                             550.00

General              Supply Works                                              Janitorial Supplies                         56.79

General              Svehla Law Offices                                     Court Costs                              1,162.00

Road                   Thermo King Christensen                           Shop Supplies                         507.38

General              Thompson Co., The                                     Board of Prisoners                        1,070.59

General              Thomson Reuters/West Payment Center    Legal Fees                                2,750.01

General              Trans Union Risk and Alternative                     Equipment                                                   110.00

Road                   Troester Basin Farm, Inc.                                       Miscellaneous                                             1,110.77

General              Urgent Carte of York                                  Medical-Prisoners                        836.37

General              US Postal Service                                        Postal Services                         98.00

Visit Promo       USA Outdoor II, LLC                                  Media-Advertising                    415.00

General              Verizon Wireless Services LLC                 Telephone Service                           418.77

Road                   Village of Bradshaw                       Electricity                                                    22.91

General              VPI Inc.                                                        Maintenance Agreement                     2,066.00

General              Waldron, Nancy                                          Court Costs                              292.60

Road                   Weldon Industries, Inc.                               Equipment Repair                            285.58

General, Aging,

Rd, Emerg Mgmnt,

Relief & Med    Windstream Communications                    Telephone Service                           3,978.95

General              Wurm & Associates, JS                              Court Costs                              156.00

General              York Ace Hardware                                     Building & Ground                           71.99

General              York Animal Clinic                                     Sheriff Costs                              51.06

General, Aging

Visit Promo       York Area Chamber of Commerce                                       Miscellaneous                                             661.00

Visit Promo,

Aging                 York Area Senior Center                             Special Projects                          1,291.68

Visit Promo       York County Ag Society                           Grants                                                          3,000.00

General              York County Court                                      Court Costs                              1,132.38

Visit Promo       York County Development Corp                                       Supplies/Projects/Misc.                              1,017.65

General              York County District Court                        Court Costs                              249.00

General              York County Highway Dept.                       Fuel 2,739.78

General              York County Sheriff                                    Fees/Court Costs/Misc.                    3,333.61

Inherit Tax         York County Treasurer                       Transfers                                                      17,750.00

General              York Dental Associates, P.C.                      Medical-Prisoners                        581.60

Road                   York Farm Supply LLC                              Equipment Repair                            26.65

Road                   York General Hospital                                Safety Equipment                     72.50


Visit Promo       York News Times                                        Printing and Publication                    485.57

General              Zoubek, Gary                               Mowing                                                       804.36




There were no Interfund Transfers at this time.


Annually, the Board must designate a county newspaper for publication purposes.


Moved by Bamesberger, seconded by Obermier, to designate the York News-Times as the county newspaper for publication purposes for the year 2018; roll call: yeas, Bamesberger, Obermier, Buller, Bulgrin and Sikes, nays, none; motion carried.


Moved by Bamesberger, seconded by Buller, to approve the certification of County Highway Superintendent Harvey Keim for determining incentive payment for January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017, roll call; yeas, Bamesberger, Buller, Bulgrin, Obermier and Sikes, nays none, motion carried.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by, Obermier, to go into executive session at 8:53 a.m., to prevent needless injury to an individual, also present, Christopher Johnson, County Attorney, Kelly Turner, County Clerk, Ann Charlton, County Assessor, Sharilyn Steube, Clerk of the District Court, Nancy Waldron, Public Defender and Dale Radcliff, County Sheriff, roll call: yeas; Bulgrin, Obermier, Bamesberger, Buller and Sikes nays, none; motion carried.


Moved by Bulgrin seconded by Obermier, to come out of executive session at 9:05 a.m. which no action was taken and to challenge the executive session per statue 84-1410, section 3) Any member of any public body shall have the right to challenge the continuation of a closed session if the member determines that the session has exceeded the reason stated in the original motion to hold a closed session or if the member contends that the closed session is neither clearly necessary for (a) the protection of the public interest or (b) the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual. Such challenge shall be overruled only by a majority vote of the members of the public body. Such challenge and its disposition shall be recorded in the minutes, roll call: yeas; Bulgrin, Obermier, Bamesberger, Buller and Sikes, nays, none; motion carried.


John Mabry and Michaella Kumke, met with the Board in regards to food insecurity stats and how the Food Bank of Lincoln is working with partners in the York area to address hunger.


Moved by Buller, seconded by Bulgrin to table setting salaries for elected officials for 2019-2022, to the next Board meeting December 5, 2017, roll call, yeas, Buller, Bulgrin, Bamesberger, and Obermier, nays, Sikes, motion carried.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Buller, to approve the recommendation from Chairman Sikes to appoint Cal Friesen, Randy Obermier, Bill Bamesberger and Dale Radcliff to the County Building Expansion Committee, roll call, yeas; Bulgrin, Buller, and Sikes, nays none, Bamesberger and Obermier abstain, motion carried.


The Board discussed architectural proposals for expansion building project.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Obermier, to approve the signing of the 25% Match Certification Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Application Funding Certification, roll call, yeas, Bulgrin, Obermier, Bamesberger, Buller and Sikes, nays none, motion carried.


FEE REPORTS (reports were reviewed and placed on file)

County Clerk, October 2017                                                 $10,644.09

District Court October 2017                                                   $4,404.70

Sheriff October 2017                                                               $3,356.55

County Treasurer – Fund Balances as of October 31, 2017

0100 General                                                                       $901,783.47

0300 Roads                                                                          $714,439.48

0650 Highway Bridge Buy Back Program                          $291,994.79

0676 Juvenile Diversion                                                         $2,513.72

0985 Child Support Enforcement Cty Atty                          $31,938.27

0990 Visitors Promotion                                                       $57,818.87

0995 Co Visitors Impr Fund                                               $254,717.03

1100 Reappraisal                                                                 $112,818.50

1150 ROD Preservation Fund                                               $32,367.31

1200 Employment Security                                                  $36,223.43

1300 Area on Aging                                                              $21,494.56

1500 Relief & Medical                                                         $13,718.12

1700 State Institutions                                                          $12,457.87

1900 Veterans Aid Fund                                                       $28,497.22

2200 Busy Wheels                                                                 $11,064.86

2355 STOP                                                                            $12,127.83

2360 York Co Drug Fund                                                      $12,907.70

2410 Federal Drug Law Enf                                                  $36,998.44

2411 Federal Drug Law Cty Att                                            $11,456.83

2601 Debt Service                                                               $400,733.62

2700 Inheritance Tax                                                        $4,130,618.98

2910 911 Emergency                                                           $172,344.22

2913 911 Wireless Serv                                                        $42,912.98

2914 911 Wireless Serv Holding                                        $211,851.13

2915 Emergency Mgmt                                                         $54,405.91

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

4000 Courthouse                                                                              $.38

5400 Noxious Weed Dist                                                                 $.00

5502 Ambulance                                                                   $76,959.94


Committee reports were given.


The Chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 10:25 a.m.  The next meeting will be held December 5, 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