January 27, 2004  

 

The Fillmore County Board of Supervisors convened in open and public session at 9.10 a.m. on January 27, 2004, in the Courthouse Boardroom in Geneva, Nebraska with Vice-Chairman Mueller presiding.   Members present were Yates, Simacek, Galusha, and Capek. Cerny and Kimbrough were absent. The County Clerk was present to record the minutes of the meeting. 

 

            Notice of the meeting was given by publication and by broadcasting on radio station KAWL.  A copy of the affidavit of publication is on file in the County Clerk’s Office.  All proceedings hereinafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was open to the public.  The meeting adjourned at 3.00 p.m.

 

MINUTES APPROVED

 

            As there were no additions or corrections to the minutes of both the January 13th reorganization and regular meetings, the Chairman declared them approved as presented.

 

PHONE AND RADIO EQUIPMENT

 

            The Sheriff reported that the recording equipment for the department phone and radio system has been having problems.  The equipment was purchased and installed in 1999.  He suggested that it should be considered for replacement in the next budget year.

 

REPORTS

 

            The November 2003 report for the Fillmore County Rural Transit Service was reviewed and ordered placed on file.

 

DRIVEWAY PERMITS

 

            Galusha moved and Yates seconded the motion to approve the application of Clarence Nun for a permit to extend an existing driveway to 40 feet located on the south side of the SW ¼ of Sec. 33-7-2, Madison Township, at approximately the quarter mile line.  Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

Ayes: Yates, Galusha, Mueller, Simacek, and Capek

Nays: None                                          Absent the entire day: Kimbrough and Cerny

 

            The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

PERMITS TO OCCUPY COUNTY RIGHT-0F-WAY

 

Simacek moved and Capek seconded the motion to approved the following permits for occupying county right-of-way:

 

Keith Burt – to place an underground electric line across the road between the NE ¼ of Sec. 13-7-4, Bennett Township, to the NW ¼ of Sec. 18-7-3, Geneva Township, and

            U.S. Geological Survey – to place a monitoring well on county right-of-way in the NE ¼ SE ¼ of Sec. 4-8-1, Exeter Township, just north of the field drive, said Keith Burt shall assume all liability for the construction, maintenance, and repair of said electric line, and the U.S. Geological Survey shall assume all liability for the construction, maintenance, and repair of said well.

 

Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

Ayes: Galusha, Mueller, Simacek, Capek, and Yates

Nays: None

 

            The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

MISCELLANEOUS ROAD ITEMS

 

            A drawing of the county shop land showing the placement of the buildings there was discussed.  It was recommended that some of the buildings be put up for sale, others moved or destroyed to make room for the new building and to provide for better use of the area.   Two fuel tanks no longer used were also discussed and may be put up for sale.

 

            Fillmore Western Railroad will have a representative in town this week and the Highway Superintendent is to meet with him on the purchase of the land south of what was bought a couple of years ago from the Burlington Northern-Santa Fe.  After viewing the intersection, it was decided that the County should cut the brush and spray the stumps at the intersection of Road Q and Road 25.  The land involved is abandoned railroad right-of-way still owned by BN-Santa Fe.

 

            The family of Doris Richards has offered to donate a table or other item for the break room at the shop when it is completed.

 

EXCESS FUNDS

 

            Yates moved and Galusha seconded the introduction of the following resolution:

 

RESOLUTION NO. 2004-04

 

            WHEREAS, Section 77-2318, Revised Statutes of Nebraska, provides among other things that when county funds exceed 50% of the said capital of all banks of the county, then the Treasurer, with the consent of the County Board, may deposit an amount in excess thereof, but not exceeding capital in any one bank, and

 

            WHEREAS, the County Board has by resolution informed the County Treasurer of Fillmore County that all of the Banks of Fillmore County have been designated as depositories for monies that the County Treasurer may have in her possession, and

           

            WHEREAS, under provisions of Sec. 77-2314, Revised Statutes of Nebraska, the County Treasurer shall not have a preference to any one of the banks in which she may so deposit.  The County Treasurer may select one or more banks to be used for active accounts in which she may keep deposited in excess of these requirements only such funds as may be necessary for the transaction of ordinary day-to-day requirements, and

           

            WHEREAS, for the purpose of Sec. 77-2314, Revised Statutes of Nebraska, capital shall mean capital stock, surpluses, undivided profits, capital notes or debentures, and other unimpaired reserves, and

 

            WHEREAS, paid up capital at Fillmore County Banks is as follows:

 

              First National Bank of Exeter                                                              $  3,292,000.00

              Farmers State Bank of Fairmont                                                         $  1,137,404.00

              Geneva State Bank of Geneva, Shickley & Grafton                             $12,396,000.00

              York State Bank & Trust Company of Geneva & York                                  $16,884,862.65

              Cornerstone Bank of York and Geneva                                                          $29,216,474.00

              Farmers and Merchants Bank of Milligan                                            $  2,059,913.53, and

 

                        WHEREAS, from time to time, the County Treasurer has on hand and will have on hand for deposit, county money that should be deposited for safekeeping in excess of the amount permitted under the statute:

 

            NOW THEREFORE, Be It Resolved, that the County Treasurer of Fillmore County be and hereby is, authorized to deposit in the aforesaid banks in Fillmore County during 2004, county funds in her possession in a sum equal to but not in excess of the said capital of said banks, provided that said depository bank or banks shall secure said deposits by pledges of the assets of said bank as provided in section 77-2318, Revised Statutes of Nebraska, but she shall not at any time have in said bank county funds in excess of 90% of the bonds deposited by said bank as security plus the $100,000 covered and protected by the Federal Insurance Deposit Insurance Corporation.  Bond shall be required of all banks and capital stock financial institutions for such excess deposit unless security is given in accordance with Section 77-2318.01, Revised Statutes of Nebraska.

 

Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

Ayes: Mueller, Simacek, Capek, Yates, and Galusha

Nays: None

 

            The Chairman declared the resolution adopted.

 

APPOINTMENT TO CISDA BOARD

 

            Yates moved and Simacek seconded the motion to appoint Brenda Slater to the CISDA Board for an indefinite term.  Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

Ayes: Mueller, Simacek, Capek, Yates, and Galusha

Nays: None

 

            The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

CLAIMS

 

The claims were presented for payment.  The following abbreviations describe the expenditures:  Equi –

equipment, HDM’s – home delivered meals,  Insu – insurance, Main –maintenance, Mtgs – meetings, Mile – mileage, Misc – miscellaneous, Post – postage, Pro – proceedings, Rep – repairs, Ret – retirement, Ser – services, SS – social security, Sup – supplies, Uni – uniform allowance, Uti – utilities, Wksh – workshop expense

 

GENERAL FUND

 

 

Joan Ackland

Mile, misc

$   119.97

Alltel

Cellular

294.42

American Tech Network Corp

Equip

2,700.00

Ameritas Life Insur Corp

Ret

3,781.31

Aramark Uniform Serv Inc

Ser

163.85

Assurity Life Insur Co

Ser

348.00

Auto Value Parts Stores

Sup

6.73

Blue Cross-Blue Shield

Insu

12,478.12

Bottorf & Maser, Attys

Ser

215.25

Business Telecom Systems Inc

Ser

112.50

Larry Cerny

Mile for 2003

353.36

Marilyn Christiancy

Ret

25.00

City of Geneva

Rent

440.00

Coast to Coast Computer Prod

Sup

119.43

Douglas Co Sheriff’s Dept

Ser

15.00

Fillmore Co Bldg & Grounds

Reim

22.68

Fillmore Co Clerk

Ser

11.50

Fillmore Co Hospital

Ser

186.30

Fillmore Co Treas

Misc

59.69

Garbage Co

Ser

94.00

Geneva St Bank

SS

3,980.28

Great Plains Appraisal

Ser

1,200.00

Norma Gregory

Ret

25.00

Heath Inc

Rep

250.00

Holiday Inn

Wksh

180.00

Hometown Leasing

Ser

442.01

Information Solutions

Sup

65.27

JEO Consulting Group Inc

Ser

4,600.50

Kalkwarf &  Smith Law Offices

Ser, misc

2,724.96

Ralph Kassik

Mile

9.36

Richard Kleinschmidt

Mile

5.76

Lancaster Co Sheriff

Ser

15.50

Latimer Reporting

Ser

218.95

William Leif

Mile

12.60

Harold D Long

Mile

6.84

Lorman Education Serv

Sup

104.00

Ann H McDonald

Ret

18.00

Mid-American Research Chem

Sup

524.55

MIPS/County Solutions

Ser

1,645.11

Moore Wallace North America Inc

Sup

49.82

Willard H Mussman

Ret

23.00

NE Assoc of Co Clerks, Reg of Deeds,

Dues

45.00

Nebr Criminal Defense Atty’s Assoc

Wksh

155.00

Nebr Nat’l Bank

Ser

187.59

NPPD

Uti

887.02

Nebr Signal

Sup

15.60

Nebr Tech & Telecommun Inc

Uti

1,199.30

Elaine Pavlish

Ret

84.00

Vernon Pearson

Ret

48.00

Phillips 66 Co

Fuel

518.41

Platte Valley Comm of Hastings

Ser

236.62

Redfield & Co Inc

Sup

256.25

Region V Central Office

Qtr budget alloc

2,952.25

NE Sec of State

Sup

40.00

Lee Bauer Smith

Ret

108.00

NE Dept of Corrections – Surplus Prop

Equi

528.50

NE Dept of Motor Vehicles

Sup

8.00

LuEtta Strothkamp

Ret

96.00

Thayer Co Exten

Sup

25.00

Trailblazers RC & D

Dues

100.00

TriCon Environmental Inc

Equi

3,554.90

Tri-Tech Inc

Sup

76.04

UNL Telecommun Center

Uti

38.54

Bea Vavra

Ret

84.00

Nancy G Waldron, Atty

Ser

283.86

Weaver Pharmacy

Sup

35.52

West Payment Center

Sup

71.75

Eric Williams

Mile, post

192.47

Steven Yates

Mile, 2nd qtr

48.60

Kathy Peppard

Pt time help

80.00

Patty Scarborough

Pt time help

680.94

Payroll

Salaries

57,151.58

 

 

 

ROAD/BRIDGE FUND

 

 

Ameritas Life Insur Corp

Ret

1,632.24

Blue Cross-Blue Shield

Insu

9,257.98

Contech Construct Prod

Culverts

279.00

DAC Services

Ser

59.80

Rodney D & Cherlyn K Domeier

Row, misc

2,264.00

Farmers Coop

Fuel

1,715.07

Farm Plan

Sup

327.45

Fillmore Co Treas

Reimb

1,335.92

Garbage Co

Ser

46.44

Geneva St Bank

SS

1,859.51

Ralph Gould

Ret

18.00

Grafton Mini Mart

Fuel

29.00

Grafton Oil

Fuel

507.27

Nolan James

Ret

12.00

Donovan Jirkovsky

Ret

25.00

Todd S. & Patricia J. Leininger

Easement

75.00

Moore Medical

Sup

80.95

Nebraska Bolt

Sup

15.50

NPPD

Uti

190.75

Nebr Tech & Telecomm Inc

Uti

104.11

Nelson Petrol

Fuel

549.50

Newman Traffic Signs

Sup

685.00

Orscheln

Sup

379.44

Perennial Public Power

Uti

61.23

Speece-Lewis Eng

Ser

1,692.14

UNL Nebr T2 Center

Wksh

50.00

Village of Exeter

Uti

49.75

Donald D Wittmack

Ret

12.00

Mike Nichols

Pt time help

514.75

Payroll

Salaries

24,961.33

 

 

 

TOURISM/ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

 

Siegel Display Products

Sup

203.39

 

 

 

EMERGENCY MEDICAL/RELIEF

 

 

Weaver Pharmacy

Sup

626.03

 

 

 

STATE INSTITUTIONS FUND

 

 

NE Health & Human Services System

Dec patient care

468.00

 

 

 

SENIOR SERVICES FUND

 

 

Ameritas Life Insur Corp

Ret

141.39

Blue Cross & Blue Shield

Insu

805.04

Dawg’s Smokehouse & Café

HDM’s

102.96

Exeter Golden Agers

USDA – Oct

47.88

Fairmont Aging Services

USDA – Oct

200.64

Geneva Senior Center

USDA – Oct

804.27

Geneva St Bank

SS

313.33

Ron’s Tavern

HDM’s

280.00

Sharon Holtzen

Pt time

210.38

Claribel Mumm

Pt time

99.20

Payroll

Salaries

3,828.03

 

 

 

COPS GRANT FUND

 

 

Ameritas Life Insur Co

Ret

151.93

Blue Cross-Blue Shield

Insu

402.52

Geneva St Bank

SS

149.97

Payroll

Salaries

1,960.36

 

 

 

INHERITANCE TAX FUND

 

 

Fillmore Co Vet’s Relief Fund

Budget allocation

1,750.00

 

 

 

KENO FUND

 

 

Fillmore Co Treas

4th qtr taxes

905.15

 

 

 

NOXIOUS WEED FUND

 

 

Ameritas Life Insur Corp

Ret

157.28

Blue Cross-Blue Shield

Insu

402.52

Gaylord Cradduck

Mile

36.72

Geneva St Bank

SS

205.81

Frances Heinrichs

Mile

36.72

Tim Schepers

Mile

17.28

Gaylord Cradduck

Mtgs

90.00

Frances Heinrichs

Mtgs

90.00

Kenneth Hofferber

Mtgs

90.00

Ann McDonald

Mtgs

180.00

Timothy Schepers

Mtgs

90.00

Darlene Vodicka

Mtgs

90.00

Payroll

Salaries

2,240.06

 

 

 

911 EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS

 

 

Alltel Communications

Uti

939.62

 

CLAIMS APPROVED

 

            Yates moved and Galusha seconded the motion to approve the claims as presented. Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

Ayes: Simacek, Capek, Yates, Galusha, and Mueller

Nays: None

 

            The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

KENO GRANTS, ALPHA-NUMERIC LICENSE PLATES

 

            The Exeter Baseball/Softball Association sent a Thank You note for the Keno Grant they received.  It also detailed what the funds were to be used for.

 

            The Treasurer advised the Board that she had replied to the County Treasurer’s survey on alphanumeric license plates with a NO vote on changing to the system used for Lancaster, Douglas, and Sarpy county license plates.

 

SURPLUS PROPERTY

 

            After reviewing the buildings at the county shop, Simacek moved and Yates seconded the motion to declare two fuel tanks, one estimated at 1500 gallons and one estimated at 3000 gallons, and the following buildings listed on the plat as surplus/obsolete property:

 

            Sheds 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,8 and Shed B

 

Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

Ayes: Simacek, Capek, Yates, Galusha, and Mueller

Nays: None

 

            The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT REPORT

 

            Emergency Management Director Marshall reported on the Emergency Management program through 2003. Some equipment has been ordered for local emergency service providers throughout the county from grant funds available. A new radio tower will be needed for the new E911 services that are mandated and part of the cost may be covered through grants.  Leasing space to other radio and communications service providers or users is being considered. 

 

OHIOWA BUILDING

 

            Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Stanley and Steve Ozenbaugh met with the Board and Deputy County Attorney Ach to discuss the building now owned by the County that is between their properties in Ohiowa. The discussion centered on what might be required of the adjoining building owners when the County removes the building it now owns and fills in the basement area. Further reference will be made.

 

HEARING ON PLANNING AND ZONING REQULATIONS

 

            The hearing on proposed changes in wording in the Planning and Zoning Regulations was held from 2.30 to 2.45 p.m.  No one appeared to testify at the hearing.  The Planning and Zoning Administrator reviewed the changes in the Regulations.

 

            Capek moved and Yates seconded the motion to approve the following changes in the Planning and Zoning Manual:

 

Zoning Regulations:  8.2 Home Occupations – Under “The following conditions and restrictions shall apply to such customary home occupations…..”, eliminate subsection a.

 

Subdivision Regulations: 7.5 and 7.15, Notification of School Board, add: Administrative subdivisions are exempt from the ten-day notification requirement to school districts.

 

Planning Procedural Manual: Appendix 8.1 Procedures for Processing Subdivision Plats - Correct the number of steps to be taken to process an application to TWO.

 

Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

Ayes: Capek, Yates, Galusha, Mueller, and Simacek

Nays: None

 

            The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

ADJOURN

 

            As there was no other business, the Chairman declared the meeting adjourned until 9.00 a.m., February 10, 2004.

 

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Attest                                                                                       Chairman

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