Bridgeport, Nebraska

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

 

  

            The Morrill County Board of Commissioners met in an open and public regular meeting at 8:00 A.M., Tuesday, February 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 February 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 February 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.  Kathleen L. Brandt, County Clerk, recorded the proceedings of the meeting.

                       

            Motion was made by Metz, seconded by Batterman, to approve the Agenda and to approve the Minutes of the January 26, 2016 meeting.  Yeas: Metz, Batterman and Erdman.  Nays: None.  Motion carried.

 

Correspondence was received and read. 

 

            The Commissioners reviewed the following claims:

 

GENERAL FUND

 

 Accelerated Receivables Solutions, Garnishment, $126,97; Allo Communications, Service, $865.97; American Family Life Insurance, Insurance, $751.46; Ameritas Life Insurance Corp, Retirement, $5,971.88; AS Central Services, Teletype, $448.00; Clint Bates, Phone, $80.00; Bluff’s Sanitary Supply Inc, Supplies, $78.44; Kathy Brandt, Phone & Mileage, $78.44; Bridgeport News-Blade, Supplies, Subscription & Publishing, $522.56; Bridgeport 66, Repairs, $704.50; Capital Business Systems Inc, Data Processing Costs, $137.02; Ismael Cardenas, Phone, $80.00; Ismael Cardenas, Co Sheriff, Court Costs, $157.82; Charter Communications, Service, $265.61; City of Bridgeport, Service, $102.86; Culligan of Scottsbluff, Service, $23.50; Dugan-Kramer Funeral Home, County Burial, $1,233.00; Audrey M Elliott, Public Defender, $2,500.00; Family Support Registry, Child Support, $211.00; Cheree Fisher, Phone, $80.00; Daniel Flores, Phone, $80.00; Galls LLC, Law Enforcement Costs, $322.33; Ideal Linen Supply, Laundry-Prisoners, $91.88; David Kleensang, Phone, $80.00; Koke’s Auto Farm Truck, Repairs, $191.67; Mass Mutual Retirement Services, Deferred Comp, $50.00; Loretta McCoy-Co. Treas, Taxes, $12.86; Lori McCoy, Phone & Mileage, $186.88; Taylor Menke, Phone, $80.00; Jeff Metz, Phone, $40.00;  MIPS Inc, Data Processing Costs & Supplies, $2,918.36; Morrill County Community Hospital, Board of Prisoners & Misc, $1,412.60; Morrill County Court, Court Costs, $306.00; Morrill County Fair Board, Fair Expenses, $35,540.00; Morrill County Health Plan, Employee Premiums, $1,783.24; Morrill County Highway Dept, Fuel, $261.11; Brian Moss, Data Processing Costs, $3,000.00; Bailye J. Muhr, Notary, $30.00; NACVSO, Dues, $300.00; NE Assoc of Co Clerks, Dues, $50.00; NE Child Support, Child Support, $138.47; NE Public Health Lab, Testing Fees, $105.00; NE Total Office, Supplies & Equip, $211.23; Nein Pharmacy, Medical-Prisoners, $49.20; Rose Nelson, Phone, $40.00; Off Broadway Business Products, Supplies, $100.62; Panhandle Co-op, Fuel, $58.86; Platte Valley Bank, HSA Accts, $1,816.25; Platte Valley Bank, Federal Withholding, Social Security & Medicare, $11,533.89; Plummer Insurance Inc, Notary, $40.00; Amy A. Ragsdale, Court Reporter, Law Enforcement Costs, $133.50; Renkoski Property Development LLC, Contracted Weed Supt, $3,750.00; Travis Rodak, Office Expense, Diversion Program & Misc, $615.34; Travis Rodak, Rent, $425.00; Safariland LLC, Supplies, $104.98; Scotts Bluff County Sheriff’s Dept,  Court Costs, $25.26; Clay Sheldon, Snow Removal, $225.00; Sonny’s Pharmacy, Medical-Prisoners, $55.90; Sonny’s Super Foods, Board of Prisoners, Medical-Prisoners & Supplies, $200.13; SourceGas, Service, $1,560.67; Star-Herald, Publishing, $549.11; Lyle Staudenmaier, Phone & Notary, $110.00; Tim’s Jack & Jill, Supplies, $55.92; Trail City Supply, Law Enforcement Supplies & Misc, $155.17; Transcript Gate LLC, Publishing, $259.92; USDA Aphis, Pest Control Contract, $2,772.88; Jon Worthman, Public Defender, $2,500.00; General Employees, Salaries, $51,246.71.

 

ROAD/BRIDGE FUND

 

Allo Communications, Service, $104.82; American Family Life Insurance, Insurance, $149.07; Ameritas Life Insurance Corp, Retirement, $2,379.82; Bomgaars Supply Inc, Repairs & Supplies, $222.80; Century Link, Service, $70.34; City of Bayard, Service, $653.38; City of Bridgeport, Service, $397.17; Filter Care of NE, Repairs, $25.40;  Heigel’s Field Service, Repairs, $1,017.50; Heilbrun’s, Repairs, $224.84; Koke’s Auto Farm Truck, Repairs, $117.29; Koozer Construction Inc, Disaster Costs, $62,156.23; Menards-Scottsbluff, Repairs, $1,388.44; Morrill County Health Plan, Employee Premium, $15.44; NE Total Office, Supplies, $602.26; Panhandle Collections Inc, Garnishment, $236.48; Platte Valley Bank, HSA Accts, $587.50; Platte Valley Bank, Federal Withholding, Social Security & Medicare, $4,705.59; SourceGas, Service, $4,571.51; Stern Oil Co Inc, Oil, $594.65; Transcript Gate LLC, Publishing, $42.90; Wyoming Child Support, Child Support, $253.84; Road Employees, Salaries, $21,194.83.

 

HEALTH INSURANCE FUND

 

Morrill County Health Fund, Health Claims, $75,000.00.

 

HANDYMAN FUND

 

 Kathy Ewert, Service, $80.00; NE Total Office, Supplies, $42.90.

 

911 FUND

           

            Century Link, Service, $289.62.

 

W911 FUND

 

Century Link, Service, $236.96.

 

              Motion was made by Metz, seconded by Batterman, that the above claims 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

 

See separate minutes for Board of Equalization.

 

The January minutes of the Morrill County Visitors’ Committee meeting were received, reviewed and placed on file.

 

The Commissioners reported on meetings they had attended.  Erdman reported on the Region 21 Emergency Management Meeting.  Batterman reported on the Panhandle Public Health meeting. Metz said they had a conference call for the CAPWN meeting.                                                             

 

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

 

RESOLUTION #2016-06

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 February, 2016.

 

                                                                             BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

                                                                                          /s/Steve Erdman                                        

                                                                                          Chairperson

 

                                                                                          /s/Jeff Metz                                               

(S E A L)                                                                          Board Member

 

                                                                                          /s/Susanna Batterman                                

                                                                                          Board Member

ATTEST:

 

/s/Kathleen L. Brandt  

County Clerk

 

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

 

Tim and Sara Alfred presented subdivisions of property.  Motion was made by, seconded by, to approve the subdivisions and to adopt the following resolutions:

 

RESOLUTION #2016-07

RESOLUTION APPROVING INSTRUMENT EFFECTING SUBDIVSION TO REAL ESTATE

 

            BE IT RESOLVED, that the present record owner, Paul C. Carter, has 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 authorize and permit subdivision of the following described real estate in Morrill County, Nebraska:

 

PARCEL 1

 

A Parcel of land known as Parcel 1, containing 1 Acre, more or less, in the Northwest Quarter of Section 3, Township 19 North, Range 50 West, of the 6th Principal Meridian, in Morrill County, Nebraska, said Parcel being more particularly described as follows:

 

Commencing at the Center-West Sixteenth Corner of Section 3, Township 19 North, Range 50 West, of the 6th Principal Meridian, whence the West Corner of said Section bears North 83º 13’ 00” West, a distance of 1212.27 feet, thence along the West line of the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of said Section 3, North 04º 59’ 12” East, a distance of 124.80 feet to the point of beginning;

 

Thence along said West line, North 04º 59’ 12” East, a distance of 210.75 feet;

Thence South 85º 00’ 50” East, a distance of 204.19 feet;

Thence South 04º 59’ 10” West, a distance of 215.97 feet;

Thence North 83º 32’ 55” West, a distance of 204.26 feet to the Point of Beginning, Parcel containing (1 Acre), more or less.

 

            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 at owner expense.

 

            Passed and approved this 9th day of February, 2016

 

                                                                                    /s/Steve Erdman                                  

                                                                                    Chairperson

 

                                                                                    /s/Jeff Metz                                         

                                                                                    Board Member

(S E A L)

                                                                                    /s/Susanna Batterman                          

                                                                                    Board Member

ATTEST:

 

/s/Kathleen L. Brandt                          

County Clerk

 

 

RESOLUTION #2016-08

            RESOLUTION APPROVING INSTRUMENT EFFECTING SUBDIVSION TO REAL ESTATE

 

            BE IT RESOLVED, that the present record owner, Paul C. Carter, has 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 authorize and permit subdivision of the following described real estate in Morrill County, Nebraska:

 

PARCEL 2

 

A Parcel of land known as Parcel 2, containing 5 acres, more or less, in the Northwest Quarter of Section 3, Township 19 North, Range 50 West, of the 6th Principal Meridian, in Morrill County, Nebraska, said Parcel being more particularly described as follows:

 

Commencing at the Center-West Sixteenth Corner of Section 3, Township 19 North, Range 50 West, of the 6th Principal Meridian, Whence the West Quarter of said Section bears North 83º 13’ 00” West, a distance of 1212.27 feet, thence along the South line of the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of said Section 3, South 83º 32’ 55” East, a distance of 1212.72 feet, thence North 07º 29’ 45” East, a distance of 111.53 feet to the Point of Beginning.

 

Thence North 83º 12’ 46” West, a distance of 181.51 feet;

Thence North 07º 29’ 45” East, a distance of 1200.00 feet;

Thence South 83º 12’ 46” East, a distance of 181.51 feet;

Thence South 07º 29’ 45” West, a distance of 1200.00 feet to the Point of Beginning, Parcel containing 5 Acres, more or less.

 

            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 at owner expense.

 

            Passed and approved this 9th day of February, 2016

 

                                                                                    /s/Steve Erdman                                  

                                                                                    Chairperson

 

                                                                                    /s/Jeff Metz                                         

                                                                                    Board Member

(S E A L)

                                                                                    /s/Susanna Batterman                          

                                                                                    Board Member

ATTEST:

 

/s/Kathleen L. Brandt                          

County Clerk

 

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

 

            Lee Macke, Weston Gouger and Kevin Player, from 360 Energy, met with the Board for the Completion review of the HVAC and Window project for the courthouse.  Lee presented a detailed account of all of the work that has been completed and a manual for the operation of the systems, along with the warranties.  Tim Bellamy from Snell Services was also present.  Kevin Player gave a presentation on the performance of the system.  He said there will still have to be seasonal testing because it has not been tested for the air conditioning.  He talked about the EcoB system and the training on that system.  Macke presented the Certificates of Completion for the 10% that was held out for Snells and Glassmaster.  Motion was made by Metz, seconded by Batterman, to approve and sign the Certificates of Completion.  Yeas: Metz, Batterman and Erdman.  Nays: None.  Motion carried.

 

            There being no further discussion, Chairperson Erdman adjourned the meeting at 9:35 A.M.  Next meeting will be Tuesday, February 23, 2016.

 

 

                    /s/Steve Erdman,      Chairperson

                                                                                                         

 

 

ATTEST:

 

/s/Kathleen L. Brandt    ,County Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Board of Equalization

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

 

 

The Morrill County Board of Equalization met in an open and public regular meeting at 8:15 A.M., Tuesday, February 9, 2016 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 February 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, February 5, 2016.  On roll call Commissioners Steve Erdman, Chairman, 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 8:15 A.M.  Yeas: Batterman, Metz and Erdman.  Nays: None.  Motion carried.

 

            Chairperson Erdman, opened the Public Hearing for the Permissive Exemptions at 8:20 A.M.  Rose Nelson, County Assessor, said that she recommends to the Board that they do not approve the one for the Farm & Ranch Board.  Discussion was held.  Hearing no comments from the Public, Chairperson Erdman closed the Public Hearing at 8:25 A.M.  Motion was made by Metz, seconded by Batterman, to approve all of the exemptions and to go against the Assessor’s recommendation of not exempting the Farm & Ranch Board.  Yeas: Metz, Batterman and Erdman.  Nays: None.  Motion carried.

 

Nelson presented Tax List Correction #2016-1, 6, 7 & 8. Motion was made by Metz, seconded by Batterman, to approve and sign the above corrections.  Yeas: Metz, Batterman and Erdman.  Nays: None.  Motion carried.

           

            Motion was made by Metz, seconded by Batterman, to return to regular session at 8:37 A.M.  Yeas: Batterman, Metz and Erdman.  Nays: None.  Motion carried.

 

 

                                                                                    /s/Steve Erdman              ,Chairperson

 

ATTEST:

 

/s/Kathleen L. Brandt   ,County Clerk