Bridgeport, Nebraska

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

 

  

            The Morrill County Board of Commissioners met in an open and public regular meeting at 8:00 A.M., Tuesday, July 26, 2016 in the Commissioners’ room at the Courthouse. Chairperson Erdman announced that the Open Meetings Law was posted on the wall.  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 July 20, 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 July 22, 2016.  On roll call Commissioners Steve Erdman, Chairman, Jeff Metz and Susanna Batterman were present. Absent: None. Some of the Elected Officials were also present. Kathleen L. Brandt, County Clerk, recorded the proceedings of the meeting.

 

            Motion was made by Metz, seconded by Batterman, that the Agenda, with the addition of Bryan Hoerler for Road Business and the minutes of the July 13, 2016 meeting be approved as e-mailed.  Yeas: Metz, Batterman and Erdman. Nays: None.  Motion carried.

 

            Correspondence was received and read. 

 

            The Commissioners reviewed the following claims:

 

GENERAL FUND

 

Action Communications Inc, Repairs, $475.00; Air Med Care Network, Membership, $2,915.00; American Family Life Insurance, Insurance, $259.80; Ameritas Life Insurance Corp, Retirement, $6,247.86; Peggy Backer, Consulting & Mileage, $1,212.49; Duane Buskirk d/b/a Bayard Automotive, Repairs, $165.00; Bayard Tiger Paws, Fuel, $50.10; Cenex Fleet Card, Fuel, $1,308.30; Century Link, Service, $80.76; City of Bridgeport, Service, $2,055.32; Clerk of Dist Court, Court Costs, $70.00; Colonial Life & Accident Ins Co, Insurance, $667.83;  Consolidated Management Co, Meals, $80.13; Mandy M. Dalimata, Bus Washing & Cleaning, $90.00; DAS State Accounting, Data Processing Costs, $103.60; Dept of Health & Human Services, Service, $34.00; Dept. of Revenue, State Tax, $2,947.67; Terry Draper, Mileage, $37.80; Family Support Registry, Child Support, $211.00; FIA Card Services N.A., Garnishment, $126.97; Justice Data Solutions Inc, Data Processing Costs, $2,100.00; Kovarik, Ellison & Mathis, PC, Court Appointed Counsel, $1,056.00; Drew Leisy, Mowing, $30.00; MailFinance, Postage, $94.20; Mass Mutual Retirement Services, Deferred Comp, $50.00;  Morrill County Community Hospital, Medical-Prisoners, $67.88; Morrill County Health Plan, Employee Premiums, $1,783.24; Morrill County Health Plan, Insurance, $29,613.92; Morrill County Highway Dept, Phone, $54.00; NACO, Registrations, $580.00; NE Child Support Payment Center, Child Support, $138.47; NE Health & Human Services, Service, $90.00; NE Law Enforcement Training Center, Training, $95.00;  NE County Attorney Assoc, Registration, $665.00; NE Total Office, Equip & Supplies, $192.16; Rose Nelson, Phone, Mileage & Postage, $73.18; Platte Valley Bank, HSA Accts, $1,866.25; Platte Valley Bank, Federal Withholding, Social Security & Medicare, $12,171.28;  Region I OHD, Contract, $9,307.50; Region 21 Emergency Mngmt, Civil Defense, $11,507.34; Regional Care Inc, Health Insurance, $19,326.05; REPCO Marketing, Inc, Supplies, $43.70; Jean Rhodes, Public Defender, $1,931.25;  Scotts Bluff County Sheriff’s Dept, Law Enforcement Costs, $50.54; Staples Credit Plan, Supplies, $160.33; Univ of NE-Panhandle Research Center, Mileage, $192.24; Univ of NE-Panhandle Research Center, Training, $75.00; US Bank, Data Processing Costs, Phone, Uniforms, Registration, Furniture & Supplies, $781.98; Verizon Wireless, Service, $64.50; General Employees, Salaries, $53,874.66.

 

ROAD/BRIDGE FUND

 

American Family Life Insurance, Insurance, $149.10; Ameritas Life Insurance Corp, Retirement, $2,715.63;  Bridgeport News-Blade, Publishing, $59.03; Century Link, Service, $72.30; Colonial Life & Accident Ins Co, Insurance, $139.54; Dept of Revenue, State Tax, $1,245.78; Heigel’s Field Service, Repairs, $1,242.50;  Bryan Hoerler, Phone, $40.00;  Ideal Linen Supply, Supplies, $117.19; Jet Plain LLC, Equip, $7,500.00; KBK Trucking LLC, Gravel, $10,151.26;  Morrill County Health Plan, Employee Premium, $969.27; Morrill County Health Plan, Health Insurance, $16,329.63; NE Child Support, Child Support, $300.01; NE Public Power Dist, Service, $46.32; NMC Exchange LLC, Repairs & Supplies, $7,898.85; Panhandle Collections Inc, Garnishment, $236.48; Platte Valley Bank, HSA Accounts, $587.50; Platte Valley Bank, Federal Withholding, Social Security & Medicare, $5,240.68;  Power Equip Co, Repairs, $13,108.75; Regional Care Inc, Health Insurance, $10,469.49; Simon Contractors Co, Asphalt, $858.80; U S Bank, Meals & Lodging, $297.30; Wickard Heating & Plumbing Inc, Repairs, $561.71; Road Employees, Salaries, $24,226.95.

 

PRESERVATION & MODERNIZATION FUND

 

U S Bank, Supplies, $103.95.

 

HANDYMAN FUND

 

 American Family Life Insurance, Insurance, $104.78; Ameritas Life Ins Corp, Retirement, $67.50; Bridgeport News-Blade, Supplies, $4.02; Dept of Revenue, State Tax, $14.58; Morrill County Highway Dept, Phone, $30.00; Platte Valley Bank, Federal Withholding, Social Security & Medicare, $120.94; Handyman Employee, Salary, $600.00.

 

W911 EMERGENCY FUND

 

  Century Link, Service, $119.39.         

 

911 EMERGENCY FUND

 

Century Link, Service, $203.32.

 

Motion was made by Batterman, seconded by Metz, that the above claims, after having been examined by the Commissioners, 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.

 

            The following 2016 monthly reports were received, reviewed and placed on file:  June-I Cardenas, Co Sheriff, J Schildt, Clk of Dist Ct, K Brandt, Co Clk and L McCoy, Co Treas.

 

            The Quarterly report for the Road, Handyman and Handi-bus were received, reviewed and placed on file.

 

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

 

            Robin Stuart, Hospital Administrator, was unable to attend the meeting, but sent the June Financials, which the Board reviewed.

 

            Jackie Guzman, Extension Agent, met with the Board, to present the Quarterly report.  Guzman reported on Gary Stone and educators between Wyoming and Nebraska, trying to introduce Hops for control of Cheat grass.  Guzman reported on the International Year of Pulses and the interns from the area working with groups.  She talked about the After School program and its success in Bayard and at the Prairie Winds Community Center.  She hopes to get it introduced into the Bridgeport Schools.  She talked about the grants that are available to help with these programs.   Batterman suggested that she meet with the City Councils, to see if there would be more help for grants. 

 

            Loretta McCoy, County Treasurer, presented the Semi-Annual Report.  Motion was made by Batterman, seconded by Metz, to approve the report.  Yeas: Batterman, Metz and Erdman.  Nays: None.  Motion carried.

 

            Bryan Hoerler, County Highway Superintendent, met with the Board regarding Road 104.  He said it costs the county around $2500 a season to maintain the water.  He said they keep building up the road and asked if the Board had a solution for this problem.  Erdman said he will look at the road and the culvert.

 

            Budget workshops were held with the following:

                        Jackie Guzman-Extension

                        Linda Hayden-Clerk Magistrate

                        Julie Schildt-Clerk of District Court & District Judge

                        Allen Erdman-Veterans’ Service & Veterans’ Aid

                        Eva Draper-Buildings & Grounds

                        Nancy Eichthaler-Handyman and Handi-bus

                       

            Milo Cardenas, County Sheriff, discussed his budget and asked questions about salaries, etc. and the amount the county receives from the City of Bridgeport.

 

            Cody Renkoski, Contracted Weed Superintendent, met with the board to give a short summary of spraying for the county.

 

            There being no further discussion Chairperson Erdman adjourned the meeting at 10:59 A.M.  Next meeting will be on Tuesday, August 9, 2016.

                                               

 

                                         /s/Steve Erdman                   ,Chairperson

 

ATTEST:

 

/s/Kathleen L. Brandt                ,County Clerk

                                                                                                                  

                                                                                                                  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Board of Equalization

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

 

 

 

 

The Morrill County Board of Equalization met in an open and public regular meeting at 8:14 A.M., Tuesday, July 26, 2016 in the Commissioners’ room at the Courthouse. Chairperson Erdman announced that the Open Meetings Law was posted on the wall.  Notice of such meeting having been published in the Bridgeport News-Blade and the Bayard Transcript on July 20, 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 July 22, 2016.  On roll call Commissioners Steve Erdman, Chairman, Jeff Metz and Susanna Batterman were present. Absent: None. Kathleen L. Brandt, County Clerk, recorded the proceedings of the meeting.

 

            Motion was made by Metz, seconded by Batterman, to enter into Board of Equalization at 8:14 A.M.  Yeas: Metz, Batterman and Erdman.  Nays: None.  Motion carried.

 

            In Rose Nelson, County Assessor’s absence, Kathy Brandt, County Clerk, presented Tax List Correction #2016-23.  Motion was made by Metz, seconded by Batterman, to approve and sign the above correction.  Yeas: Metz, Batterman and Erdman.  Nays: None.  Motion carried.

 

            Brandt presented the Over & Under Valuations.  The Board called Nelson, to ask a question about one of those.  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 Batterman, seconded by Metz, to return to regular session at 8:28 A.M.  Yeas: Batterman, Metz and Erdman.  Nays: None.  Motion carried.

 

 

                                                                                    /s/Steve Erdman                       ,Chairperson

 

ATTEST:

 

/s/Kathleen L. Brandt                ,County Clerk