Bridgeport, Nebraska

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

 

  

            The Morrill County Board of Commissioners met in an open and public regular meeting at 8:00 A.M., Tuesday, August 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 posted in Bridgeport in three locations on August 3, 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 August 5, 2016.  On roll call Commissioners Steve Erdman, Chairperson, Jeff Metz and Susanna Batterman were present. Absent: None. Some of the elected officials were present. Greg Sterkel, Commissioner-elect was also present. Kathleen L. Brandt, County Clerk, recorded the proceedings of the meeting.

                       

            Motion was made by Metz, seconded by Batterman, to approve the Agenda, with the addition of the report on meetings attended and delete the Transfer of Funds, and to approve the minutes of the July 26, 2016 meetings.  Yeas:  Metz, Batterman and Erdman.  Nays: None.  Motion carried.

 

Correspondence was received and read. 

 

            The Commissioners reviewed the following claims:

 

GENERAL FUND

 

ABC Plumbing Inc, Repairs, $120.00; Action Communications Inc, Repairs, $95.00; Allo Communications, Service, $888.74; American Family Life Insurance, Insurance, $259.78; Ameritas Life Insurance Corp, Retirement, $6,134.43; Clint Bates, Phone, $40.00; Bayard Tiger Paws, Fuel, $19.00; Bluff’s Sanitary Supply Inc, Supplies, $276.94; Aaron C. Bourne, Court Appointed Counsel, $36.00; Kathy Brandt, Phone, $40.00; Bridgeport News-Blade, Supplies, Subscription & Publishing, $322.98; Ismael Cardenas, Phone, $40.00;  Ismael Cardenas, Co Sheriff, Court Costs, $471.50; Charter Communications, Service, $277.19; City of Bridgeport, Service, $1,047.02; Colonial Life, Insurance, $667.83; Consolidated Management Co, Meals, $16.62;  Culligan of Scottsbluff, Service, $25.50; CVSOAN, Registration, $50.00; DAS State Accounting-Central Finance, Teletype, $448.00; Dataspec Inc, Registration, $798.00; Audrey M Elliott, Public Defender, $2,500.00;  Robert A. Erdman, Phone, $40.00;  ESRI Inc, GIS, $765.84; Family Support Registry, Child Support, $211.00; FIA Card Services NA, Garnishment, $126.97;  Cheree Fischer, Phone, $40.00; Daniel Flores, Phone, $40.00;  Horizons Unlimited LLC, Election Supplies, $108.00; HTMC, Advertising, $162.00; Steve Hutchinson, Contract Labor, $720.00; Bret Hutchison, Phone, $40.00; Ideal Linen Supply, Laundry-Prisoners, $97.85; JC Auto Repair, Repairs, $332.68; John Deere Financial, Supplies, $13.97; David Kleensang, Phone, $40.00; Koke’s Auto Farm Truck, Repairs, $21.98; Kone Inc, Service, $198.00; Lori McCoy, Phone, $40.00;  Mass Mutual Retirement Services, Deferred Comp, $50.00; Mediation West, Misc, $50.00; Taylor Menke, Phone, $40.00; Jeff Metz, Phone, $40.00; Microfilm Imaging Systems, Equip Rental, $161.00; Midwest Special Services Inc, Transportation & Board of Prisoners, $463.50; MIPS Inc, Data Processing Costs, $2,730.61; Morrill County Community Hospital, Board of Prisoners, $1,898.00; Morrill County Court, Court Costs, $153.00; Morrill County Health Plan, Employee Share, $1,783.24; Morrill County Highway Dept, Fuel, $208.02; Brian Moss, Data Processing Costs, $1,500.00;  NE Child Support, Child Support, $138.47;  NE County Assessors Assoc, Dues, $100.00; NE Total Office, Equip, Repairs &  Equip Mntce,  $851.50; Rose Nelson, Mileage, $45.90; Off Broadway Business Products, Supplies, $27.33;  Panhandle Co-op, Fuel & Repairs, $277.31; Platte Valley Bank, HSA Accts, $1,866.25;  Platte Valley Bank, Federal Withholding, Social Security & Medicare, $11,777.27;  Renkoski Property Development LLC, Weed Contract, $3,750.00; Jean Rhodes, Public Defender, $1,931.25; Travis Rodak, Office Expense, Meals, Mileage & Diversion Program, $693.66; Travis Rodak, Rent, $425.00; Scotts Bluff County Detention Center, Boarding Contract & Medical-Prisoners, $6,086.47; Snell Services Inc, Service, $780.00; Sonny’s Super Foods, Board of Prisoners, Medical-Prisoners & Supplies, $248.10; SourceGas, Service, $198.30; Lyle Staudenmaier, Phone, $40.00; Trail City Supply, Supplies, $139.77; Transcript Gate LLC, Publishing, $191.04; USDA Aphis, Pest Control Contract, $2,761.60; Jon Worthman, Public Defender, $2,500.00; Xerox Corp, Equip Rental, $578.29; General Employees, Salaries, $52,572.67.

 

 

 

ROAD/BRIDGE FUND

 

Allo Communications, Service, $105.79; American Family Life Insurance, Insurance, $149.07;  Ameritas Life Insurance Corp, Retirement, $2,760.18; Duane Buskirk d/b/a/ Bayard Automotive, Supplies & Repairs, $749.42; Bomgaars Supply Inc, Repairs, $29.99; Century Link, Service, $71.14; City of Bayard, Service, $132.71; City of Bridgeport, Service, $395.80; Colonial Life Insurance, Insurance, $139.54; Filter Care Of NE, Repairs, $18.55; Hireright Solutions, Testing Fees, $57.07; KBK Trucking LLC, Gravel, $15,939.79; Lawson Products Inc, Supplies, $223.15; Morrill County Health Plan, Employee Premiums,  $969.27; NE Child Support, Child Support, $300.01; NE Total Office, Supplies, $139.99;  Panhandle Collections Inc, Garnishment, $236.48; Platte Valley Bank, HSA Accts, $587.50; Platte Valley Bank, Federal Withholding, Social Security & Medicare, $5,363.76; PowerPlan, Repairs, $286.66; SourceGas, Service, $296.61; Staples Credit Plan, Supplies, $141.63; Tri-State Oil, Road Mtnce, $275.00; US Welding Inc, Supplies, $188.11;  Road Employees, Salaries, $24,622.98.

 

BRIDGE BUYBACK PROGRAM

 

Baker & Associates Inc, Bid Pkg, $4,175.12.

 

VETERAN’S AID

 

Morrill County Veterans Aid, Medical, $4,000.00.

 

HANDYMAN FUND

 

Chad Anderson, Service, $150.00; Garland Crouse, Service, $156.00; Kathy Ewert, Service, $90.00;  Drew Leisy, Service, $500.00; Virginia Mues, Service, $100.00; Marvin Kirk Nussbaum, Service, $150.00; Adam Ouderkirk, Service, $200.00; Alan Ouderkirk, Service, $379.00; Juan Ramirez, Service, $140.00; Bryan Schluterbusch, Service, $1,057.50.

 

911 FUND

           

            Century Link, Service, $296.15.

 

 

W911 FUND

 

 Century Link, Service, $243.52.

 

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

 

Board of Equalization

 

See separate minutes for Board of Equalization.

 

Rose Nelson, County Assessor, presented the renewal contract with Pritchard & Abbott.  Nelson said the cost is $3,550 per year, an increase of $100.  Motion was made by Batterman, seconded by Metz, to approve the contract.  Yeas: Batterman, Metz and Erdman.  Nays: None.  Motion carried.

 

Tom Hayden, Dept. of Water Resources, met with the Board regarding the water in the northern part of the county.   Hayden said that the ground water has risen 2 ½ to 3 feet.  He said the hydraulic pressure has increased and there’s no way of knowing how long it will stay that way.  He said it’s the history of these lakes.  The Board said they were moving Road 128.  Hoerler reported that it has been moved.

 

Nancy Eichthaler, Handyman/Handi-bus Director, presented the agreement with the NE Department of Roads, Public Transportation Division, to accept Fed and State Funds.  Motion was made by Batterman, seconded by Metz, to approve and sign the agreement, accepting the funds.  Yeas: Batterman, Metz and Erdman.  Nays: None.  Motion carried.

 

Robert A. Erdman, Veteran’s Service Officer, introduced two new board members, Gary Tyree from Bayard and Dick Wagoner from Broadwater.  He said that Gary will replace Mark Bolz and Dick will replace Jack Wagoner.  Motion was made by Metz, seconded by Batterman, to approve the new board members.  Yeas: Metz, Batterman and Erdman.  Nays: None.  Motion carried.

 

Marcia Schumacher, owner of Big V’s requested the approval of a liquor license for pasture golf, to be held August 27th.  Motion was made by Metz, seconded by Batterman, to approve the Special Designated Liquor License.  Yeas: Metz and Erdman.  Nays: Batterman.  Motion carried.

 

Bryan Hoerler, County Highway Superintendent, met with the Board regarding the complaint from Pappas.  Hoerler said they had planned to move the culvert, at Pappas’ request, but Kniss did not agree to it.  There were some other options discussed.

 

Metz reported on the CAPWN progress.  Erdman reported on the Region 21 Emergency Management meeting and changing Ron Leal’s salary so that he does not get paid overtime.

 

Budget Workshops were held with the following:

 

            Board - Commissioners

            Fair – Susan Coulter

            Treasurer – Loretta McCoy

            Assessor – Rose Nelson

            Sheriff, Jail, Law Enforcement Grant, 911 & W911 – Milo Cardenas

            Attorney, Child Support, Stop Fund & Drug Law – Travis Rodak

            Road, Bridge Buyback – Bryan Hoerler

            Clerk, Election & ROD – Kathy Brandt

            Misc General, Health, Inheritance, Hospital Bond, Building Fund, Visitor’s Fund

 

The Budget workshop with Pete Peterson, will be at the next meeting. 

 

 

There being no further discussion, Chairperson Erdman adjourned the meeting at 12:14 P.M.  Next meeting will be Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

 

 

 

                                                                                    /s/Steve Erdman           , Chairperson

 

ATTEST:

 

/s/Kathleen L. Brandt                , County Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Board of Equalization

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

 

            The Morrill County Board of Equalization met in an open and public regular meeting at 8:14 A.M., Tuesday, August 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 posted in three locations in Bridgeport on August 3, 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 August 5, 2016.  On roll call Commissioners Steve Erdman, Chairperson, Jeff Metz and Susanna Batterman 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 Batterman, seconded by Metz, to enter into Board of Equalization, according to Ne Statute #77-1233.04(6) at 8:14 A.M.  Yeas: Batterman, Metz  and Erdman.  Nays: None.  Motion carried.

 

            Rose Nelson, County Assessor, presented Tax List Corrections #2016-24, 25, 26, 27 & 28. Motion was made by Metz, seconded by Batterman, to approve and sign the above corrections.  Yeas: Metz, Batterman, and Erdman.  Nays: None.  Motion carried.  Nelson presented the Cemetery Report.  Motion was made by Metz, seconded by Batterman, to approve the Cemetery Report.  Yeas: Metz, Batterman and Erdman.  Nays: None.  Motion carried.  Nelson reported on the Waste land that Metz had requested.  

 

            Nelson presented her 3-Year Plan of Assessment.  Motion was made by Batterman, seconded by Metz, to approve the 3-Year Plan.  Yeas: Batterman, Metz and Erdman.  Nays: None.  Motion carried.

 

           

            Motion was made by Metz, seconded by Batterman, to return to regular session at 8:38 A.M.  Yeas: Metz, Batterman and Erdman.  Nays: None.  Motion carried.

 

 

                                                                        /s/Steve Erdman                       ,Chairperson

 

ATTEST:

 

/s/Kathleen L. Brandt                , County Clerk