Tuesday, April 26, 2016
The Morrill County Board of Commissioners met in an open and public regular meeting at 9:00 A.M., Tuesday, April 26, 2016 in the District Courtroom at the Courthouse. Chairperson Erdman announced that the Open Meetings Law was posted on the table. The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance. Notice of such meeting having been published in the Bridgeport News-Blade and the Bayard Transcript on April 20, 2016. Copies of the Agenda, kept continuously current were available from the County Clerk’s office and were e-mailed to each of the Commissioners April 22, 2016. On roll call Commissioners Steve Erdman, Chairman, Jeff Metz and Susanna Batterman were present. Absent: None. All of the Elected Officials were also present. Kathleen L. Brandt, County Clerk, recorded the proceedings of the meeting.
Jeff Metz, County Commissioner, welcomed the Seniors from Bayard and Bridgeport for County Government Day and introduced the elected and appointed officials. Steve Erdman, Chairperson of the County Board, explained the Commissioners duties and how county government works.
Motion was made by Metz, seconded by Batterman, that the Agenda, with the deletion of the Board of Equalization and the minutes of the April 12, 2016 meeting be approved as e-mailed. Yeas: Metz, Batterman and Erdman. Nays: None. Motion carried.
Correspondence was received and read.
The Commissioners reviewed the following claims:
Action Communication Inc, Repairs, $315.50; Allo Communications, Service, $123.95; American Family Life Insurance, Insurance, $302.97; Ameritas Life Insurance Corp, Retirement, $5,908.96; AS Central Services, Data Processing Costs, $103.60; Peggy Backer, Consulting, $1,115.83; Bob Barker Co Inc, Provisions, $86.68; Bridgeport News-Blade, Publishing, $34.56; Lisa Burton, Notary, $30.00; Cenex Fleet Card, Fuel, $946.62; Century Link, Service, $80.76; City of Bridgeport, Service, $1,521.90; Clerk of District Court, Court Costs, $134.00; Colonial Life & Accident Ins Co, Insurance, $672.65; Consolidated Management Co, Meals, $204.00; Dept of HHS, Service, $38.00; Family Support Registry, Child Support, $211.00; FIA Card Services N.A., Garnishment, $126.97; Steve Hutchinson, Contract Labor, $560.00; JC Auto Repair, Repairs, $1,370.68; Kovarik, Ellison & Mathis PC, Court Appointed Counsel, $463.80; MailFinance, Postage, $94.20; Marshall & Swift/Boechkh LLC, Subscription, $634.20; Mass Mutual Retirement Services, Deferred Comp, $50.00; Mediation West, Misc, $50.00; Midwest Connect, Postage, $35.00; Morrill County Community Hospital, Medical-Prisoners, $108.20; Morrill County Health Plan, Employee Premiums, $1,783.24; Morrill County Health Plan, Insurance, $29,613.92; Morrill County Highway Dept, Phone & Misc, $70.00; NE Child Support Payment Center, Child Support, $138.47; NE HHS, Service, $93.00; NE Total Office, Equip & Supplies, $183.90; NE U C Fund, Unemploy, $1,845.00; Platte Valley Bank, HSA Accts, $1,866.25; Platte Valley Bank, Federal Withholding, Social Security & Medicare, $11,377.64; Plummer Insurance Inc, Notary, $40.00; Print Works LLC, Supplies, $95.62; Pritchard & Abbott Inc, Appraisal, $3,450.00; Regional Care Inc, Health Insurance, $19,349.99; Scott DeChant Electric, Repairs, $219.33; Staples Credit Plan, Supplies & Equip, $573.18; Thompson Reuters-West, Subsription, $38.95; Tim’s Jack & Jill, Supplies, $55.92; Transcript Gate LLC, Publishing, $453.68; Univ of NE-Panhandle Research Center, Mileage, $150.41; US Bank, Data Processing Costs, Phone, Autopsy, Election Supplies & Law Enforcement Supplies, $3,719.22; USDA Aphis, Pest Control, $1,463.73; Verizon Wireless, Service, $64.47; Watchguard Video, Law Enforcement Supplies, $114.00; Western Drug Co, Medical-Prisoners, $90.49; General Employees, Salaries, $50,644.74.
American Family Life Insurance, Insurance, $149.10; Ameritas Life Insurance Corp, Retirement, $2,693.49; Century Link, Service, $51.03; Colonial Life & Accident Ins Co, Insurance, $144.44; Ryan Guzman, Repairs, $200.00; Hansens Locksmithing, Repairs, $362.03; Heigel’s Field Service, Repairs, $20,845.00; Bryan Hoerler, Phone, $40.00; KBK Trucking LLC, Gravel, $20,248.62; Morrill County Health Plan, Employee Premium, $715.44; Morrill County Health Plan, Health Insurance, $15,341.98; NE Child Support, Child Support, $300.01; NE Public Power Dist, Service, $58.49; NMC Exchange LLC, Repairs & Grader Blades, $2,746.28; Panhandle Collections Inc, Garnishment, $236.48; Panhandle Co-op, Fuel, $13,447.88; Platte Valley Bank, HSA Accounts, $587.50; Platte Valley Bank, Federal Withholding, Social Security & Medicare, $5,266.56; PT Hose & Bearing, Repairs, $102.77; Regional Care Inc, Health Insurance, $9,596.59; Simon Contractors Co, Asphalt, $3,207.20; U S Welding Inc, Supplies, $215.04; U S Bank, Data Processing Costs, $23.88; Wickard Heating & Plumbing Inc, Repairs, $475.22; WY Child Support Enforcement, Child Support, $253.84; Road Employees, Salaries, $24,029.93.
American Family Life Insurance, Insurance, $104.78; Ameritas Life Insurance Corp, Retirement, $67.50; Morrill County Highway Dept, Phone, $25.00; Platte Valley Bank, Federal Withholding, Social Security & Medicare, $120.94; Handyman Employee, Salary, $600.00.
W911 EMERGENCY FUND
Century Link, Service, $118.37; GeoComm Inc, Misc, $3,952.20.
911 EMERGENCY FUND
Century Link, Service, $194.48; GeoComm Inc, Service, $3,151.80.
Motion was made by Metz, seconded by Batterman, that the above claims, after having been examined by the Commissioners, be approved and checks drawn on the various funds, delinquent personal property taxes deducted where owing. Yeas: Metz, Batterman and Erdman. Nays: None. Motion carried.
Board of Equalization
No Agenda Items for Board of Equalization.
The following 2016 monthly reports were received, reviewed and placed on file: March – Ismael Cardenas, County Sheriff, Julie Schildt, Clerk of District Court, Kathleen Brandt, County Clerk, and Loretta McCoy, County Treasurer.
The March minutes of the Morrill/Scotts Bluff County Extension meeting were received, reviewed and placed on file.
The Quarterly reports for the Road, Handyman and Handi-bus were received, reviewed and placed on file.
Robin Stuart, Hospital Administrator, was unable to attend the meeting but delivered the March Financial Statements. Metz said he had been at their meeting and the new addition to the hospital should be completed by mid July. He said they are still discussing purchasing a home to house the doctors and paramedics that have to spend the night.
Kelley Rice, Extension Educator, presented the Quarterly Reports. She said that she has been meeting with mostly high school seniors, regarding their transition from high school to college. She said the sessions involve learning how to study or getting into study groups. She said they are now working with eight grade students who are involved in 4-H, to get them interested in the UNL program. She said there will be a session for middle students in Halsey at the end of May.
Bill Kappen presented a subdivision of property. Motion was made by Batterman, seconded by Metz, to approve the subdivision and to adopt the following resolution:
RESOLUTION APPROVING INSTRUMENT EFFECTING SUBDIVSION TO REAL ESTATE.
BE IT RESOLVED, that the present record owners, Bill A. & Julie A. Kappen, have applied for approval of an instrument effecting the subdivision of the below-described premises located in Morrill County, Nebraska.
NOW, THEREFORE, PURSUANT TO Sec. 23-372 R.R.S., et seq., the Board of County Commissioners of Morrill County, Nebraska, does hereby authorized and permit subdivision of the following described real estate in Morrill County, Nebraska:
A Tract of land situated in the East Half of the Southwest Quarter of Section 9, Township 20 North, Range 52 West of the 6th Principal Meridian, Morrill County, Nebraska, more particularly described as follows:
Referring to the Northeast corner of said Southwest Quarter; Thence, on the East Line of said Quarter, S 01º 21’ 23” W for a distance of 397.88 feet, said point being the True Point of Beginning; Thence, continuing on said East Line, S 01º 21’ 22” W for a distance of 162.84 feet; Thence, N 89º 40’ 09” W for a distance of 275.83 feet; Thence, N 05º 01’ 30” E for a distance of 158.81 feet; Thence, N 89º 21’ 13” E for a distance of 265.79 feet to the True Point of Beginning, excepting that part as described in Deed Book 23, Page 593 to the State of Nebraska in Morrill County Deed Records.
NOTE: Any driveway, grading or culvert to be at owner expense.
NOTE: The Morrill County Zoning Administrator has reviewed the zoning and land use and has determined its compliance with Morrill County Zoning Regulations.
NOTE: Publication of this document for the newspapers and filing fees to be at owner expense.
Passed and approved this 26th day of April, 2016.
Chairperson, County Board
(S E A L)
/s/Kathleen L. Brandt
Yeas: Batterman, Metz and Erdman. Nays: None. Motion carried.
Loretta McCoy, County Treasurer, presented a resolution to transfer money into the Road Fund. Motion was made by Metz, seconded by Batterman, to approve the transfer and to adopt the following resolution:
TRANSFER OF FUNDS
WHEREAS, the Road Fund monies were put into the General Fund at levy time, it is necessary to transfer those monies into the proper funds. The Morrill County Board of Commissioners orders the County Treasurer to transfer the funds in the amount of $100,000.00 into the Road Fund.
PASSED AND APPROVED this 26th day of April, 2016.
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
(S E A L)
/s/Kathleen L. Brandt , County Clerk
Yeas: Metz, Batterman and Erdman. Nays: None. Motion carried.
The Board reported on meetings they had attended. Metz reported on the Hospital Board meeting and the Fair Board meeting. Batterman reported on the Region I Mental Health Board meeting. Erdman said the Aging Board and Region 21 Emergency Management will meet the first week in May.
There being no further discussion, Chairperson Erdman adjourned the meeting at 9:55 A.M., to attend the County Government Day activities. Next meeting will be Monday, May 9, 2016.
/s/Steve Erdman ,Chairperson
/s/Kathleen L. Brandt ,County Clerk