Bridgeport, Nebraska

Thursday, June 16, 2016

 

  

            The Morrill County Board of Commissioners met in an open and public regular meeting at 8:00 A.M., Thursday, June 16, 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 June 8, 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 June 13, 2016.  On roll call Commissioners Steve Erdman, Chairperson, Jeff Metz and Susanna Batterman were present. Absent: None. Some of the elected officials were present.  Lisa M. Peters, Deputy County Clerk, recorded the proceedings of the meeting.

                       

            Motion was made by Metz, seconded by Batterman, to approve the Agenda, with the deletion of the Transfer of Funds, and to approve the Minutes of the May 24, 2016 meeting.  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, $196.15; Dan Abel, Reimbursement, $4.90; Allo Communications, Service, $991.50; American Family Life Insurance, Insurance, $302.97; $282.14; Ameritas Life Insurance Corp, Retirement, $6,259.74; $6,300.86; Brian Peters d/b/a B & S Body Shop, Repairs, $665.00; Peggy Backer, Consulting, Meals & Mileage, $1,612.75; Clint Bates, Phone, $40.00; Bayard Tiger Paws, Fuel, $26.26; Bluff’s Sanitary Supply Inc, Supplies, $202.67; Kathy Brandt, Phone, $40.00; Bridgeport Family Dental LLC, Medical-Prisoners, $536.00; Bridgeport News-Blade, Supplies & Publishing, $617.91; Bridgeport 66, Repairs, $167.73; Charles Browne, Mileage, $89.64; Capital Business Systems Inc, Data Processing Costs, $137.02; Ismael Cardenas, Phone, $40.00; Ismael Cardenas, Co Sheriff, Court Costs, $89.50; Charter Communications, Service, $275.61; City of Bridgeport, Service, $1,948.70; Clerk of Supreme Court, Court Costs, $125.00; Colonial Life, Insurance, $663.01; $667.83; Consolidated Management Co, Meals, $253.68; Crescent Electric Supply Co., Supplies, $47.96; Culligan of Scottsbluff, Service, $25.50;  DAS State Accounting, Data Processing Costs, $448.00; Dept. of Revenue, State  Tax, $3,010.21;  Digital Documents & Labels, Supplies, $977.05; LeRoy Eichthaler, Labor, $180.00; Audrey M Elliott, Public Defender, $2,500.00; Robert A. Erdman, Phone, Mileage & Meals, $1,576.22;  Family Support Registry, Child Support, $211.00; $211.00; FIA Card Services NA, Garnishment, $126.97; $126.97; Becky A, Fields, Election, $37.20; Cheree Fischer, Phone, $40.00; Daniel Flores, Phone, $40.00; GIS Workshop, GIS, $9.425.00; Steve Hutchinson, Contract Labor, $720.00; Bret Hutchison, Phone, $40.00; Ideal Linen Supply, Laundry-Prisoners, $96.23; JC Auto Repair, Repairs, $361.93; John Deere Financial, Repairs & Supplies, $137.03; David Kleensang, Phone, $40.00; Kovarik, Ellison & Mathis PC, Court Appointed Counsel, $273.60; LaQuinta Inns & Suites-Kearney, Lodging, $199.90; Lori McCoy, Phone & Mileage, $90.22;  Mass Mutual Retirement Services, Deferred Comp, $50.00; $50.00; Mediation West, Misc, $100.00;  Taylor Menke, Phone, $40.00; Jeff Metz, Phone, $40.00; Microfilm Imaging Systems, Equip Rental, $161.00; MIPS Inc, Data Processing Costs, $2,757.59; Morrill County Community Hospital, Board of Prisoners, $1,404.32; Morrill County Court, Court Costs, $183.00; Morrill County Handyman/Handi-Bus, Testing Fees, $330.00; Morrill County Health Plan, Employee Share, $1,783.24; $1,783.24; Morrill County Highway Dept, Fuel, $132.18; Brian Moss, Data Processing Costs, $1,500.00;  NACO, Dues, $1,363.02; NATP, Dues, $75.00; NE Child Support, Child Support, $138.47; $138.47; NE Health & Human Services, Service, $93.00; NE Safety & Fire Equip Inc, Inspections, $389.00; NE Total Office, Supplies, Equip & Furniture,  $5,546.47; Nein Pharmacy, Medical-Prisoners & Supplies, $98.83; Rose Nelson, Phone & Mileage, $52.96; Linda M. O’Bannon, Election, $21.00; Off Broadway Business Products, Supplies & Furniture, $1,713.24; Judy Ogard, Election, $37.20; Owen G. Dunn Co d/b/a Print Elect, Supplies, $46.57; Panhandle Co-op, Fuel, $157.83; Performance Auto Spa, Service, $91.00; Platte Valley Bank, HSA Accts, $1,866.25; $1,866.25; Platte Valley Bank, Federal Withholding, Social Security & Medicare, $12,170.36; $12,249.02; Platte Valley Vac & Sew, Repairs & Supplies, $113.48; Print Works LLC, Supplies, $317.79; Redfield & Co Inc, Supplies, $283.66;  Renkoski Property Development LLC, Weed Contract, $3,750.00;  Jared Reynolds, Mileage, $93.96; Jean Rhodes, Public Defender, $1,931.25; Travis Rodak, Office Expense, Diversion Program, Furniture, Meals & Mileage, $1,518.18; Travis Rodak, Rent, $425.00;  Cecilia C. Sanchez, Election, $37.20; Scott DeChant Electric, Repairs, $75.00; Scotts Bluff County Detention Center, Boarding Contract, $1,350.00;  Sonny’s Pharmacy, Medical-Prisoners, $21.95; Sonny’s Super Foods, Board of Prisoners, Medical-Prisoners & Supplies, $215.02; SourceGas, Service, $472.32; Stanard Appraisal Service Inc, Appraisal, $2,848.00; Staples Credit Plan, Supplies, $348.06; Lyle Staudenmaier, Phone, $40.00; Tim’s Jack & Jill, Supplies, $21.96; Trail City Supply, Repairs & Supplies, $79.82; Transcript Gate LLC, Publishing, $1,386.02; Univ of NE-Panhandle Research Center, Mileage, $138.81; Verizon Wireless, Service, $64.47; Wex Bank, Fuel, $603.81;  Jon Worthman, Public Defender, $2,500.00; Xerox Corp, Equip Rental, $621.94; General Employees, Salaries, $54,013.84; $53,768.81.

 

ROAD/BRIDGE FUND

 

Allo Communications, Service, $106.78; American Family Life Insurance, Insurance, $149.10; $149.07;  Ameritas Life Insurance Corp, Retirement, $2,713.10; $2,741.93; Baker & Assoc Inc, Consulting, $2,500.00; Duane Buskirk d/b/a/ Bayard Automotive, Supplies & Repairs, $384.20;  Bomgaars Supply Inc, Supplies, $13.96; Bridgeport News-Blade, Publishing, $62.98; Century Link, Service & Repairs, $1,786.85; Charter Communications, Service, $80.00; City of Bayard, Service, $245.72; City of Bridgeport, Service, $333.78; Colonial Life Insurance, Insurance, $139.55; $139.54; Ray Cranmore, Gravel, $2,757.00; Croell Redi Mix Inc, Culverts, $3,101.25; Tony Dentler, Gravel, $155.00; Dept of Revenue, State  Tax, $1,343.73; Filter Care of NE, Repairs, $18.80; Groskopf Manufacturing, Culverts, $1,241.46; Heigel’s Field Service, Repairs, $792.50; Ideal Linen Supply, Supplies, $92.05; Gwen L. Jessen, Gravel, $475.00; Koke’s Auto Farm Truck, Repairs, $70.40; Lee’s Service Inc, Repairs, $97.00; Mike Linch, Gravel, $3,889.00; Mark T. Livingston, Gravel, $130.00; Morrill County Health Plan, Employee Premiums, $865.44; $969.27; NE Child Support, Child Support, $300.01; $300.01; NE Total Office, Supplies, $61.42; NMC Exchange, Repairs, $1,032.52; Panhandle Collections Inc, Garnishment, $236.48; $236.48; Panhandle Co-op, Fuel, $12,464.91; Platte Valley Bank, HSA Accts, $587.50; $587.50; Platte Valley Bank, Federal Withholding, Social Security & Medicare, $5,261.36; $5,322.15; Riverside Lumber LLC, Supplies, $9.76; SourceGas, Service, $1,133.32; Stern Oil Co Inc, Repairs, $38.63; Transcript Gate LLC, Subscription & Publishing, $86.22;  Village of Broadwater, Service, $84.08; Road Employees, Salaries, $24,204.43; $24,460.71.

 

HANDYMAN FUND

 

American Family Life Insurance, Insurance, $104.78; Ameritas Life Insurance, Insurance, $67.50; Garland Crouse, Service, $171.00; Dept. of Revenue, State Tax, $14.58; Nancy Eichthaler, Mileage, $37.80; Kathy Ewert, Service, $72.00; Garth Genoways, Service, $622.00; Drew Leisy, Service, $435.00; Pamela S. Loomis, Service, $54.00; NE Total Office, Supplies, $102.25; Marvin Kirk Nussbaum, Service, $60.00; Adam Ouderkirk, Service, $60.00; Alan Ouderkirk, Service, $90.00; Platte Valley Bank, Federal Withholding, Social Security & Withholding, $120.94; Bryan Lee Schluterbusch, Service, $50.00; Handyman Employee, Salary, $600.00.

 

911 FUND

           

            Century Link, Service, $289.59.

 

COURTHOUSE BUILDING FUND

 

            BOK Financial Corp Trust Services, Service Fee, $200.00; Valley Bank & Trust Co, Lease Agreement, $52.543.62.

 

 

W911 FUND

 

Action Communications Inc, Service, $772.00; Century Link, Service, $241.91; Synergon Solutions Inc, Lease, $1,253.00.

 

              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.

 

Rose Nelson, County Assessor, presented the contract with Stanard Appraisal. Nelson said there was no change from last year.  The contract would run from July 1st through June 30th and they would let us have up to 20 days.  The cost is $760.00 per day.  Discussion was held regarding why we still use Stanard.  Nelson said because of commercial and TERC cases.  Motion was made by Metz, seconded by Batterman, to contract with Stanard Appraisal, but to limit it to 15 days, not 20 and if Nelson needs more days, she would have to come back to the Board for approval.  Yeas: Metz, Batterman and Erdman.  Nays: None.  Motion carried.

 

The Board reported on meetings they had attended.  Metz reported on the CAPWN and Fair Board meeting.  Erdman reported on the NACO Board workshop and the Aging Office of Western NE meetings.  Milo Cardenas, County Sheriff, reported on the Safety Meeting and asked if it would be possible to close the Courthouse at 4:00 P.M., on Friday, June 24, 2016 for an evacuation drill.  The Board agreed to this.

 

Discussion was held regarding the contract with Baker & Associated for the bids for armor coating.  The Board wanted to talk to Bryan Hoerler, County Highway Superintendent, before they approve it.

 

Chairperson Erdman opened the Public Hearing at 9:00 A.M. for the purpose of amending the 2015-2016 Budget for the Hospital Bond Fund and the Road Fund.  Discussion was held regarding the reasons for the hearing.  The Hospital Bond Fund was short because of administrative fees imposed by the bonding company that were not budgeted for and the Road Fund received more money from FEMA than they had budgeted for and in order to spend it, they have to amend the budget.  The Board called Bryan Hoerler, County Highway Superintendent, to ask about the FEMA money.  There being no comment from the Public, Chairperson Erdman, closed the Public Hearing at 9:10 A.M.   Motion was made by Batterman, seconded by Metz, to amend the 2015-2016 Budget and to adopt the following resolutions:

 

AMENDMENT:  Adoption Resolution #2016-24

 

WHEREAS:  the Board of Commissioners of Morrill County, Nebraska adopted the 2015-2016 Budget on September 8, 2015, and

 

WHEREAS, insufficient expenditures were listed for administrative fees to service the Hospital Bond, and

 

WHEREAS, sufficient funds are in the Hospital Bond Fund, and

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Commissioners of Morrill County, Nebraska increase administratives by $500.00 and reduce the cash reserve by $500 in the Hospital Bond Fund.

 

Dated this 16th day of June, 2016

 

                                                                        MORRILL COUNTY NEBRASKA

                                                                        BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

                                                                        /s/Steve Erdman                                              

                                                                        Chairman

 

                                                                        /s/Susanna Batterman                                      

                                                                        Board Member

(S E A L)

                                                                        /s/Jeff Metz                                                     

                                                                        Board Member

ATTEST:

 

/s/Lisa M Peters for Kathleen L. Brandt            

Morrill County Clerk

 

AMENDMENT:  Adoption Resolution #2016-25

 

WHEREAS:  the Board of Commissioners of Morrill County, Nebraska adopted the 2015-2016 Budget on September 8, 2015, and

 

WHEREAS, unanticipated additional revenue was received for the repair of roads due to damages; and

 

 

WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of Morrill County, Nebraska have need to expend those additional revenues received.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Commissioners of Morrill County, Nebraska increase the Budget Authority of the Road Fund to $3,152,400 which is an increase of $178,790 which equals the amount of the unanticipated revenue.

 

Dated this 16th day of June, 2016

 

                                                                        MORRILL COUNTY NEBRASKA

                                                                        BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

                                                                        /s/Steve Erdman                                              

                                                                        Chairman

 

                                                                        /s/Susanna Batterman                                      

                                                                        Board Member

(S E A L)

                                                                        /s/Jeff Metz                                                     

                                                                        Board Member

ATTEST:

 

/s/Lisa M Peters for Kathleen L. Brandt            

Morrill County Clerk

 

Yeas: Batterman, Metz and Erdman.  Nays: None.  Motion carried.   The Board had also questioned Hoerler regarding the need to use Baker & Associates for the bidding procedure and Hoerler clarified why they were needed.  Motion was made by Metz, seconded by Batterman, to authorize Chairperson Erdman to sign the agreement with Baker & Associates for the bid package for armor coating.  Yeas: Metz, Batterman and Erdman.  Nays: None.  Motion carried.

 

            The Board received the NIRMA insurance bill and the possibility of changing to a higher deductible was discussed.  It was decided not to change the deductible for the upcoming budget year.

 

Frank Catron, owner of Frankie’s Bar & Grill, asked for approval of a liquor license at the County Fairgrounds for July 3 & 4, 2016.  Motion was made by Metz, seconded by Batterman, to approve the liquor license.  Yeas: Metz, Batterman and Erdman.  Nays: None.  Motion carried.

 

Kevin Hall presented to the Commissioners a subdivision of property.  Motion was made by Metz, seconded by Batterman, to approve the subdivision and to adopt the following resolution:

 

RESOLUTION #2016-26

RESOLUTION APPROVING INSTRUMENT EFFECTING SUBDIVISION TO REAL ESTATE.

 

            BE IT RESOLVED, that the present record owners, Kevin G. Hall and Vickie C. Hall, 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 authorize and permit subdivision of the following described real estate in Morrill County, Nebraska:

 

            A Tract of land situated in the Southeast Quarter of Section 21, Township 21 North, Range 52 West of the 6th Principal Meridian, Morrill County, Nebraska, more particularly described as follows:

            Beginning at the Northeast Corner of the said Southeast Quarter; Thence, on the East Line of said Southeast Quarter, S 02º 37’ 29” W for a distance of 598.53 feet; Thence, N 89º 37’ 06” W for a distance of 92.70 feet; Thence, N 47º 42’ 36” W for a distance of 799.71 feet; Thence, N 02º 37’ 29” E to a Point of Intersection with the North line of said Southeast Quarter, being a distance of 63.96 feet; Thence, on said North Line, S 89D 37’ 06” E for a distance of 708.78 feet to the Point of Beginning, containing an area of 5.95 acres, more or less, of which 0.45 acres are contained in County Road right-of-way.

 

            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 16th day of June, 2016.

 

                                                                                    /s/Steve Erdman                                  

                                                                                                Chairperson, County Board

 

                                                                                                /s/Jeff Metz                                                          

                                                                                                Board Member

(S E A L)

                                                                                                                /s/Susanna Batterman                                       

                                                                                                                Board Member

ATTEST:

 

/s/Lisa M. Peters                                                 

Deputy County Clerk

 

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

 

                Matt Anderson, Wildlife Specialist for the U S Department of Agriculture, met with the Board to renew the contract for Animal Damage Control for $7,140.00 per year, a 2% increase.  Anderson did not have the contract with him, but the Board said they could approve it and sign it at the next meeting.  Anderson gave his report on the number of animals he has taken care of.  Anderson talked about the Aerial control of coyotes.  He said there are seven counties participating and they can take eight and the total cost for the seven counties is $28,025.  He said you don’t pay up front, you just pay if the county uses it.  Matt said the pilots are trained through the USDA.  Discussion was held regarding the cost of animal control and a possible cost sharing approach with landowners.  Matt said he will draw up a contract for that.  Motion was made by Metz, Batterman and Erdman, to approve the contract with USDA for $7,140.00 and sign at the next meeting.  Yeas: Metz, Batterman and Erdman.

 

                Eva Draper, Head Custodian, talked about the Security light covers and possibly replacing them with a whole new kit which is more energy efficient.  Metz said no, but Erdman and Batterman said to go ahead. 

 

                Milo Cardenas, County Sheriff, discussed the problem with Scotts Bluff County not accepting juveniles and now they have to transport them to Omaha.

 

                There being no further discussion, Chairperson Erdman adjourned the meeting at 10:23 A.M.  Next meeting will be Wednesday, June 29, 2016.

 

 

 

                                                                                    /s/Steve Erdman           , Chairperson

ATTEST:

 

/s/Lisa M. Peters           , Deputy County Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Board of Equalization

Thursday, June 16, 2016

 

  

            The Morrill County Board of Equalization met in an open and public regular meeting at 8:17 A.M., Thursday, June 16, 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 June 8, 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 June 13, 2016.  On roll call Commissioners Steve Erdman, Chairperson, Jeff Metz and Susanna Batterman were present. Absent: None.  Rose Nelson, County Assessor, was also present.  Lisa M. Peters, Deputy County Clerk, recorded the proceedings of the meeting.

 

            Motion was made by Metz, seconded by Batterman, to enter into Board of Equalization, according to Ne Statute #77-1233.04(6) at 8:17 A.M.  Yeas: Metz, Batterman and Erdman.  Nays: None.  Motion carried.

 

            Rose Nelson, County Assessor, presented Tax List Corrections #2016-16, 17, 18  & 19. Motion was made by Batterman, seconded by Metz, to approve and sign the above corrections.  Yeas: Batterman, Metz and Erdman.  Nays: None.  Motion carried.  Nelson presented the Over & Under Valuations.  Motion was made by Metz, seconded by Batterman, to approve the Over & Under Valuations.  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:  Metz, Batterman and Erdman.  Nays: None.  Motion carried.

 

 

                                                                        /s/Steve Erdman                       ,Chairperson

 

ATTEST:

 

/s/Lisa M. Peters           ,Deputy County Clerk