Bridgeport, Nebraska

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

 

  

            The Morrill County Board of Commissioners met in an open and public regular meeting at 8:00 A.M., Tuesday, April 22, 2014 in the Commissioners’ room at the Courthouse. Chairperson Erdman announced that the Open Meetings Law was posted on the wall of the Commissioners’ room.  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 16, 2014.  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 18, 2014.  On roll call Commissioners Steve Erdman, Chairman, Gary Oltmann and Jeff Metz were present. Absent: None.   Kathleen L. Brandt, County Clerk, recorded the proceedings of the meeting.

 

            There being no objections, the Agenda was approved as e-mailed.

 

            There being no objections, the Minutes of the April 8, 2014 meeting was approved as e-mailed.

 

            Correspondence was received and read. 

 

            The Commissioners reviewed the following claims:

 

GENERAL FUND

 

American Family Life Insurance, Insurance, $487.59; Ameritas Life Insurance Corp, Retirement, $4,679.00; As Central Services, Data Processing Costs, $64.60; Brian Peters dba B & S Body Shop, Repairs, $274.58; Peggy Backer, Consulting & Mileage, $1,062.42; Bayard Tiger Paws, Fuel, $155.22; Bluffs Sanitary Supply Inc, Supplies, $95.57; Bob Barker Co Inc, Laundry-Prisoners, Provisions & Supplies, $445.75; Bridgeport News-Blade, Publishing, $7.20; CBE Group Inc, Garnishment, $87.80; Cenex Fleetcard, Fuel, $1,002.52; Century Link, Service, $80.76; Mandy M Dalimata, Mileage, $61.60; Dell Marketing LP, Supplies, $110.99; Denton County Sheriff’s Office, Court Costs, $60.00; Dept. of Revenue, State Tax, $2,215.57; Election Systems & Software Inc, Data Processing Costs, $3,523.00; Family Support Registry, Child Support, $211.00; Francotyp-Postalia Inc, Postage, $60.00; Tom Holman, Mileage, $58.51; Steve Hutchinson, Contract Labor, $500.00; Koke’s Auto Farm Truck, Repairs, $1.99;  McCooknet Internet Service, Service, $38.00; Mass Mutual Retirement Services, Deferred Comp, $50.00; Mid-American Research Chemical Corp, Supplies, $266.11; Midwest Special Services Inc, Transporation & Board of Prisoners, $494.70; Mobius Communications Co, Service, $58.50; Morrill County Health Plan, Employee Premiums, $1,809.48; Morrill County Health Plan, Insurance, $28,932.98; NACT, Dues, $125.00; NE Child Support Payment Center, Child Support, $123.24; $137.50; NE Total Office, Equip & Supplies, $244.21; NE U.C. Fund, Unemployment, $2,151.37; Off Broadway Business Products, Supplies, $85.58; Orbitcom Inc, Service, $1,337.55; Panhandle Co-op, Fuel, $126.01; Platte Valley Bank, HSA Accts, $1,915.50; Platte Valley Bank, Federal Withholding, Social Security & Medicare, $9,131.71; Print Elect, Election Supplies, $751.83; Region 21 Emergency Mngmt, Civil Defense, $18,379.47; Regional Care Inc, Health Insurance, $13,965.75; Jean Rhodes, Public Defender, $1,931.25; Riverside Lumber LLC, Repairs, $112.59; Smith, Snyder & Petitt, Court Appointed Counsel, $60.00; Staples Credit Plan, Equip & Data Processing Costs, $176.76; Star-Herald, Subscription, $139.00; Tim’s Jack & Jill, Supplies, $10.32; Transcript Gate LLC, Publishing, $368.32; Univ of NE-Panhandle Research Center, Mileage, $235.00; Vera’s Auto & Tire Service, Oil, $41.96; Viaero Wireless, Service, $122.30; Xerox Corp, Equip Rental, $251.00;  General Employees, Salaries, $40,825.81.

 

ROAD/BRIDGE FUND

 

Accelerated Receivables Solutions, Garnishment, $207.95; American Family Life Insurance, Insurance, $133.89; Ameritas Life Insurance Corp, Retirement, $2,187.46; Duane Buskirk d/b/a/Bayard Automotive, Supplies & Repairs, $491.89; Century Link, Service, $53.96; Century Mfg, Fuel, $568.17; Charter Communications, Service, $59.99; Dept of Revenue, State Tax, $845.83; Bryan Hoerler, Phone, $40.00; Ideal Linen Supply, Supplies, $77,80;  John Deere Financial, Supplies, $4.25; KBK Trucking LLC, Gravel, $27,848.24; Koke’s Auto Farm Truck, Supplies & Repairs, $189.66; Morrill County Health Plan, Employee Premium, $1,012.98; Morrill County Health Plan, Health Insurance, $16,814.73; Murphy Tractor & Equip Co Inc, Motor Grader, $138,000.00; Nebraska Machinery Co, Motor Grader, $123,400.00; NE Public Power Dist, Service, $50.46; NMC Exchange LLC, Supplies & Repairs, $2,236.99; Orbitcom Inc, Service, $90.76; Panhandle Collections Inc, Garnishment, $133.56; Panhandle Co-op, Repairs & Fuel, $20,877.94; Platte Valley Bank, HSA Accounts, $762.50; Platte Valley Bank, Federal Withholding, Social Security & Medicare, $3,898.70; Regional Care Inc, Health Insurance, $7,355.97; Simon Contractors Co, Asphalt, $2,760.30; Staples Contract & Commercial Westco, Supplies, $78.96; Transcript Gate LLC, Subscription & Publishing, $46.08; 21st Century Equip Inc, Repairs, $5.33; Road Employees, Salaries, $19,524.22.

PRESERVATION & MODERNIZATION FUND

 

Mobile Binders, Supplies, $279.59.

 

HANDYMAN FUND

 

American Family Life  Insurance, Insurance, $128.81; Ameritas Life Insurance Corp, Retirement, $61.88; Dept of Revenue, State Tax, $12.42; Orbitcom Inc, Service, $24.00; Platte Valley Bank, Federal Withholding, Social Security & Medicare, $103.57; Staples Contract & Commercial, Supplies, $66.76; Handyman Employee, Salary, $550.00.

 

W911 FUND

 

Century Link, Service, $128.27.

 

WEED CONTROL AUTHORITY FUND

 

            Ameritas Life Insurance Corp, Retirement, $260.29; Charter Communications, Service, $54.99; Comfort Inn-Hastings, Lodging, $154.00; Dept. of Revenue, State Income Tax, $58.73; Koke’s Auto Farm Truck, Repairs, $3.24; Morrill County Health Plan, Employee Premium, $157.83; Morrill County Health Plan, Health Insurance, $1,493.62; Morrill County Highway Dept, Fuel, $75.02; NE Dept of Ag, License, $90.00; Orbitcom Inc, Service, $49.05; Platte Valley Bank, Federal Withholding, Social Security & Medicare, $446.09; Regional Care Inc, Health Insurance, $643.32; Sonny’s Super Foods, Supplies, $7.43; Verizon Wireless, Service, $43.31; Agnes Walker, Contract Labor, $672.75; Owen D. Walker, Meals & Mileage, $78.60; Weed Employees, Salaries, $2,313.67.  

 

911 EMERGENCY FUND

 

  Century Link, Service, $182.16.

 

Motion was made by Oltmann, seconded by Metz, that the above claims, after having been examined by the Commissioners, be approved, except for the claim from Gering Valley Plumbing & Heating, until an itemized statement is presented, and checks drawn on the various funds, delinquent personal property taxes deducted where owing.  Yeas: Oltmann, Metz and Erdman.  Nays: None.  Motion carried.

 

Board of Equalization

 

            See separate minutes for Board of Equalization.

 

            The following 2014 monthly reports were received, reviewed and placed on file: March – I Cardenas, Co Sheriff, J Schildt, Clk of Dist Ct, K Brandt, Co Clk and L McCoy, Co Treas.

           

            The March minutes of the Morrill/Scotts Bluff County Extension meeting were received, reviewed and placed on file.

 

            The Quarterly Report for the Weed Department was received, reviewed and placed on file.

 

            Ron Leal, Emergency Management Director, and Evie Flessner, met with the Board regarding the budget for the Emergency Management. They presented a spreadsheet with their 2013-2014 budget and expenses for the year. The percentages for each county are based on their valuation. They said they would start forwarding the quarterly expenses to the county and also their budget when it is budget time. 

 

            Robin Stuart, Hospital Administrator, presented the March Financial Statement to the Board.  Stuart said they have been working with the City of Bridgeport, regarding the ambulance service.  She said they do not wish to be in charge of the ambulance.  Robin said they would like to purchase an ambulance and staff it for transfers from this hospital.  She said it would be too costly to take over the ambulance for the City, with staffing, etc.  She said the City would not be able to lease the ambulance to the hospital, because of insurance and needing it at the same time the hospital would.  Stuart said that they have hired Trish McDonald as a Physical Therapist to start in August and that Harold Martinson would be retiring after McDonald is in place.

 

            Tom Oliver, Attorney, presented the correction for the William Houston subdivision that was approved in 2009.  Rose Nelson, County Assessor, asked why the Commissioners, were allowing this without a survey.  She said this is the third correction and was not approved by the Zoning Administrator.  The Board explained that they were correcting a resolution that was already in place by a previous board and a previous Zoning Administrator and they had asked that the portion of the Zoning Administrator’s approval be strickened on this resolution.  Oliver said that even sometimes on surveys there are mistakes and it is up to the landowners to protest if they feel they are being taxed in error.  There will be a Planning & Zoning meeting tonight to discuss the portion of the Zoning regulations regarding surveys.  Motion was made by Metz, seconded by Oltmann, to approve the correction of Resolution #09-12, and to adopt the following resolution:

 

            RESOLUTION #2014-11

CORRECTION TO RESOLUTION 09-12

 

RESOLUTION APPROVING INSTRUMENT AFFECTING SUBDIVISION OF REAL ESTATE.

 

IT BEING PREVIOUSLY RESOLVED IN Resolution 09-12 that owners William Houston, Jr. and Esther Houston were authorized and permitted to subdivide land described as:

 

            A tract of land in the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section Twenty-eight (28), Township Nineteen (19) North, Range Fifty (50) West of the 6th P.M., Morrill County, Nebraska, more specifically described as follows:  Beginning at the southeast corner of the Southwest Quarter of said Section Twenty-eight, thence running north along the east line of the Southwest Quarter a distance of 250.00 feet to a point; thence running west and parallel to the south line of said Section Twenty-eight a distance of 261.36 feet to a point; thence running south and parallel to the east line of the Southwest Quarter of said Section Twenty-eight a distance of 250.00 feet to a point on the south line of the Southwest Quarter of said Section Twenty-eight; thence running east a distance of 261.36 feet along the south line of the Southwest Quarter of said Section Twenty-eight to the point of beginning.

 

IT BEING SUBSEQUENTLY DETERMINED that there was a scrivener’s error in that legal description so that it should read:

 

            A tract of land in the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section Twenty-eight (28), Township Nineteen (19) North, Range Fifty (50) West of the 6th P.M., Morrill County, Nebraska, more specifically described as follows:  Beginning at the southeast corner of the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of said Section Twenty-eight, thence running north along the east line of the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter a distance of 250.00 feet to a point; thence running west and parallel to the south line of said Section Twenty-eight a distance of 261.36 feet to a point; thence running south and parallel to the east line of the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of said Section Twenty-eight a distance of 250.00 feet to a point on the south line of the Southwest Quarter of said Section Twenty-eight; thence running east a distance of 261.36 feet along the south line of the Southwest Quarter of said Section Twenty-eight to the point of beginning, subject to a right of way for a County Road running along the south line of said Section Twenty-eight. (Underlined portions are new.)

 

NOW THEREFORE, pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. §23-372 et seq., the Board of County Commissioners of Morrill County, Nebraska, does hereby confirm its authorization and permission to the subdivision of the above described real estate in Morrill County, Nebraska.

 

Note:  Any driveway, grading or culvert to be at owner expense.

Note:  Publication of this document for the newspapers and filing fees at owner expense.

 

PASSED and approved this 22nd day of April, 2014.

 

                                                                                    /s/Steve Erdman                                              

                                                                                    Chairman, County Board

 

                                                                                    /s/Gary Oltmann                                             

                                                                                    Member, County Board

( S E A L)                   

                                                                                    /s/Jeff Metz                                                     

                                                                                    Member, County Board

ATTEST:

 

/s/Kathleen L. Brandt                          

County Clerk

 

Yeas: Metz, Oltmann and Erdman.  Nays: None.  Motion carried.

 

            Bryan Hoerler, County Highway Superintendent, met with the Board, to discuss road business in general.  The Board asked about certain roads.  Hoerler said the gravel crew is going strong.  He said the new graders are fine.  He said one of the trucks that we purchased from Lamar, CO keeps burning up the alternator, so they are coming to pick it up and fix it.  He said he had grinder quotes from Murphy for leasing for a month.  He said the cost would be $22,000 plus $6,000 for the Sheep’s foot and teeth would have to be purchased.  He said that they should be able to do a mile a day.  The Commissioners suggested that he pay overtime to get it done in a month, instead of leasing it for longer than a month.   Hoerler reported that there will be $50,000 more coming from the 2010 FEMA funds.  He asked if he could purchase a new mower since there is $27,000 left in the disaster funds.  He said the one they are using is worn out, and a new one would be $16,500.  Erdman said they sold one at auction, so he would check to see if any more might be available for a lesser price.  Hoerler said he was going today to Alliance to look a Retriever outfit and asked if any commissioners wanted to go.  Oltmann said he would go.

 

            Chairperson Erdman adjourned the meeting at 9:42 A.M.  Next meeting will be Monday, May 12, 2014.

 

 

 

 

           

 

 

           

                                         /s/Steve Erdman                  ,Chairperson

 

 

ATTEST:

 

/s/Kathleen L. Brandt               ,County Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Board of Equalization

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

 

 

 

 

The Morrill County Board of Equalization met in an open and public regular meeting at 8:22 A.M., Tuesday, April 22, 2014 in the Commissioners’ room at the Courthouse. Chairperson Erdman announced that the Open Meetings Law was posted on the wall of the Commissioners’ room.  Notice of such meeting having been published in the Bridgeport News-Blade and the Bayard Transcript on April 16, 2014.  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 18, 2014.  On roll call Commissioners Steve Erdman, Chairman, Gary Oltmann and Jeff Metz were present. Absent: None. Rose Nelson, County Assessor, was also present.   Kathleen L. Brandt, County Clerk, recorded the proceedings of the meeting.

 

            Motion was made by Metz, seconded by Oltmann, to enter into Board of Equalization, according to Ne. Statute #77-1233.04(6) at 8:22 A.M.  Yeas: Metz, Oltmann and Erdman.  Nays: None.  Motion carried.

 

            Rose Nelson, County Assessor, presented Tax List Correction #2014-15.  Motion was made by Metz, seconded by Oltmann, to approve and sign the above correction.  Yeas: Metz, Oltmann and Erdman. Nays: None.  Motion carried.

 

            Motion was made by Oltmann, seconded by Metz, to return to regular session at 8:26 A.M.  Yeas: Oltmann, Metz and Erdman.  Nays: None.  Motion carried.

                       

 

                                                                        /s/Steve Erdman                                   ,Chairperson

 

ATTEST:

 

/s/Kathleen L. Brandt               ,County Clerk