Bridgeport, Nebraska

Monday, May 9, 2016

 

  

            The Morrill County Board of Commissioners met in an open and public regular meeting at 8:00 A.M., Monday, May 9, 2016 in the Commissioners’ room at the Courthouse. Chairperson Erdman announced that the new Open Meetings Law was posted on the wall of the Commissioners’ room. The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance. Notice of such meeting have been published in the Bayard Transcript and the Bridgeport News-Blade on May 4, 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 on May 5, 2016.  On roll call Commissioners Steve Erdman, Chairperson, and Susanna Batterman were present. Absent: Jeff Metz.  Some of the elected officials were present.  Kathleen L. Brandt, County Clerk, recorded the proceedings of the meeting.

                       

            Motion was made by Batterman, seconded by Erdman, to approve the Agenda, and to approve the Minutes of the April 24, 2016 meeting.  Yeas: Batterman and Erdman.  Nays: None.  Motion carried.

 

Correspondence was received and read. 

 

            The Commissioners reviewed the following claims:

 

GENERAL FUND

 

 Allo Communications, Service, $867.89;  Ameritas Life Insurance Corp, Retirement, $6,054.74;  AS Central Services, Teletype, $448.00;  Kathy Brandt, Phone & Mileage, $74.80;   Bridgeport News-Blade, Supplies & Publishing, $1,884.29; Bridgeport 66, Repairs, $318.54; Broadwater Country Store, Fuel, $15.18; Burgerwerx, Meals, $100.00; Capital Business Systems Inc, Data Processing Costs, $137.02; Ismael Cardenas, Repairs, $40.00; Ismael Cardenas, Co Sheriff, Court Costs, $43.85; Centec Cast Metal Products, Grave Markers, $3,500.00; Charter Communications, Service, $275.61; City of Bridgeport, Service, $634.10; CK’s Creations, Repairs, $10.00; Consolidated Management Co, Meals, $102.59; Crescent Electric Supply Co., Supplies, $62.05; Culligan of Scottsbluff, Service, $114.00;  Dept. of Revenue, State  Tax, $4,459.44;  Docu-Shred LLC, Service, $30.00; Eva Draper, Supplies, $62.40;  Robert A. Erdman, Phone & Meals, $69.24;  FIA Card Services NA, Garnishment, $126.97; Fairfield Inn & Suites, Lodging, $269.85;  FIA Card Services, NA, Garnishment, $126.97;  Gering Bakery, Meals, $16.99; Ideal Linen Supply, Laundry-Prisoners, $92.72; Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home, County Burial, $2,000.00; Lighthouse Electrical Contractors, Generator, $7,410.78;  Mass Mutual Retirement Services, Deferred Comp, $50.00;  Maximus Inc, Consulting Fees, $432.10; Lori McCoy, Phone, $40.00;  Jeff Metz, Phone, $40.00; MIPS Inc, Data Processing Costs & Supplies, $3,165.53; Morrill County Community Hospital, Medical-Prisoners, $216.40; Morrill County Court, Court Costs, $336.00; Morrill County Highway Dept, Fuel, $130.00; Brian Moss, Data Processing Costs, $1,500.00;  NE Child Support, Child Support, $138.47; NE Total Office, Supplies, $382.78; Rose Nelson, Phone & Mileage, $91.30; Off Broadway Business Products, Supplies, $113.46; Gary Oltmann, Labor, Meals & Mileage, $294.91;  Platte Valley Bank, Federal Withholding, Social Security & Medicare, $12,897.37; Plummer Insurance Inc, Notary, $100.00;  Renkoski Property Development LLC, Weed Contract, $3,750.00;  Jean Rhodes, Public Defender, $1,931.25; Riverside Lumber LLC, Supplies, $39.88; Travis Rodak, Office Expense, Diversion Program & Misc, $493.14; Travis Rodak, Rent, $425.00;  Caroline Sanchez, Mileage, $324.00; Scott DeChant Electric, Repairs, $75.00; Scotts Bluff County Detention Center, Juvenile Contract & Medical-Prisoners, $411.82; Scotts Bluff County Sheriff’s Office, Court Costs, $20.42; Secretary of State-Elec Div, Supplies, $20.00; Sonny’s Pharmacy, Medical-Prisoners, $21.95; Sonny’s Super Foods, Board of Prisoners, Medical-Prisoners & Supplies, $272.93; SourceGas, Service, $734.51; Subway, Meals, $24.00; Trail City Supply, Repairs & Supplies, $34.94; Veterans Service Center, Transportation, $500.00; Wex Bank, Fuel, $367.99;  Jon Worthman, Public Defender, $2,500.00; Xerox Corp, Equip Rental, $732.20; General Employees, Salaries, $52,366.10.

 

ROAD/BRIDGE FUND

 

Allo Communications, Service, $109.99; Ameritas Life Insurance Corp, Retirement, $1,529.20; Bluffs Sanitary Supply Inc, Supplies, $60.26; Bomgaars Supply Inc, Repairs & Supplies, $687.50; Bridgeport News-Blade, Publishing, $252.16; City of Bayard, Service, $318.32; City of Bridgeport, Service, $363.75; Dept of Revenue, State  Tax, $1,517.78;  Lawson Products Inc, Supplies, $123.42; Loretta McCoy-Co Treas-Chase NYC Bank, Bond Pmt, $777.50; NE Child Support, Child Support, $300.01; Panhandle Collections Inc, Garnishment, $236.48;  Platte Valley Bank, Federal Withholding, Social Security & Medicare, $2,793.30; Pohl’s Welding & Fabrication Inc, Repairs, $1,461.00;  Red Barn Shop LLC, Repairs, $757.14; Riverside Lumber LLC, Supplie, $6.57; Rockmount Research & Alloys Inc, Supplies, $606.72; Simon Contractors Co, Asphalt, $2,463.35;  SourceGas, Service, $1,793.71;  Road Employees, Salaries, $13,680.83.

 

 

PRESERVATION & MODERNIZATION FUND

 

Mobile Binders, Supplies, $547.22.

 

 

HANDYMAN FUND

 

Garland Crouse, Service, $348.00; Dept. of Revenue, State Tax, $14.58; Kathy Ewert, Service, $90.00; Garth Genoways, Service, $50.00; Drew Leisy, Service, $155.00; NE Total Office, Supplies, $7.49; Adam Ouderkirk, Service, $72.00; Alan Ouderkirk, Service, $25.00; Staples Credit Plan, Supplies, $157.82.

 

911 FUND

           

            Century Link, Service, $144.78.

 

 

W911 FUND

 

Century Link, Service, $121.80.

 

              Motion was made by Batterman, seconded by Erdman, that the above claims be approved and checks drawn on the various funds, delinquent personal property taxes deducted where owing.  Yeas: Batterman  and Erdman.  Nays: None. Motion carried.

 

Board of Equalization

 

See separate minutes for Board of Equalization.

 

The Board reported on meetings attended.  Erdman reported on the Region 21 Emergency Management meeting.  Batterman asked about our radio system for 911.  She said that Box Butte County had talked about their state of the art system and the possibility of sharing their system.

 

Loretta McCoy, County Treasurer, presented a resolution to transfer funds to the Road Department.  Motion was made by Batterman, seconded by Erdman, to approve the transfer and to adopt the following resolution:

 

RESOLUTION #2016-19

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 9th day of May, 2016.

 

                                                                        BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

                                                                        /s/Steve Erdman                                  

                                                                        Chairperson

 

(S E A L)                                                                      /s/Susanna Batterman                          

                                                                                    Board Member

ATTEST:

 

/s/Kathleen L. Brandt                           

County Clerk

 

Yeas: Batterman and Erdman.  Nays: None.  Motion carried.

 

            Nancy Eichthaler, Handyman/Handi-Bus Director, reported that she will have to present a new grant application for the Handi-Bus, because the State has decided to put in more money for the bus and it will make our portion only $3,200.00  She said that she will have to wait until after August 1st to apply.

 

            Bryan Hoerler, County Highway Superintendent, opened the one bid for Armor Coating at 9:00 A.M.  The bid was from TopKote Inc, for $395,470.00 for 10 ½ miles.  He reported on the roads that this will cover.  Motion was made by Batterman, seconded by Erdman, to award the bid to TopKote Inc.  Yeas: Batterman and Erdman.  Nays: None.  Motion carried.

 

            There being no further discussion, Chairperson Erdman adjourned the meeting at 9:08 A.M.  Next meeting will be Tuesday, May 24, 2016.

 

 

                                                                                    /s/Steve Erdman           , Chairperson

ATTEST:

 

/s/Kathleen L. Brandt                ,County Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Board of Equalization

Monday, May 9, 2016

 

  

            The Morrill County Board of Equalization met in an open and public regular meeting at 8:11 A.M., Monday, May 9, 2016 in the Commissioners’ room at the Courthouse. Chairperson Erdman announced that the new Open Meetings Law was posted on the wall of the Commissioners’ room. Notice of such meeting have been published in the Bayard Transcript and the Bridgeport News-Blade on May 4, 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 on May 5, 2016.  On roll call Commissioners Steve Erdman, Chairperson, and Susanna Batterman were present. Absent: Jeff Metz.  Rose Nelson, County Assessor, was also present.  Kathleen L. Brandt, County Clerk, recorded the proceedings of the meeting.

 

            Motion was made by Batterman, seconded by Erdman, to enter into Board of Equalization at 8:11 A.M.  Yeas: Batterman and Erdman.  Nays: None.  Motion carried.

 

            Rose Nelson, County Assessor, presented Tax List Corrections #2016-12, 13 & 14. Motion was made by Batterman, seconded by Erdman, to approve and sign the above corrections.  Yeas: Batterman and Erdman.  Nays: None.  Motion carried.  Nelson asked about the Board possibly changing their minds about the High West Energy Tax List Correction that they approved at a previous meeting.  She said that Kimball and Banner County were fighting it.  The Board asked if she had talked to Travis Rodak, County Attorney about it.  She said he had talked to Rodak and she thought he agreed.  The Board said they would discuss it at the next meeting.

 

            Motion was made by Batterman, seconded by Erdman, to return to regular session at 8:30 A.M.  Yeas:  Batterman and Erdman.  Nays: None.  Motion carried.

 

 

                                                                        /s/Steve Erdman                       ,Chairperson

 

ATTEST:

 

/s/Kathleen L. Brandt                ,County Clerk