February 10, 2004

 

The Fillmore County Board of Supervisors convened in open and public session at 9.00 a.m. on February 10, 2004, in the Courthouse Boardroom in Geneva, Nebraska with Chairman Kimbrough presiding.   Yates was absent from 1.00 p.m. to the end of the meeting.  Members present were Yates, Simacek, Galusha, Capek, Mueller, and Cerny. 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 3.22 p.m.

 

MINUTES APPROVED

 

            As there were no additions or corrections to the minutes of both the January 27, 2004 meeting, the Chairman declared them approved as presented.

 

E-GOVERNMENT PROGRAM

 

            Phyllis Schoenholz of the Nebraska Cooperative Extension Service explained the E-Government program available to counties. The program is funded by a grant from the Secretary of State to assist counties in training employees at the workplace on PC’s, including using the internet to find government resources available to counties.

 

            Yates moved and Cerny seconded the motion to participate in the E-Government program through the University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension Service at a cost of $100.00.  Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

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

Nays: None

 

            The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

WEB SITE HOSTING

 

            Dan Brown of Nebraska Online, Scott Stockwell of the Fillmore County Development Corporation, and Gerald Slezak discussed the possibility of transferring the web hosting for the County web site to Nebraska Online (NOL).  Nebraska Online is the current contractor with the State of Nebraska for it’s web site and, because of the state’s involvement, is able to provide web hosting and training to counties at no fee.  NOL also provides other services to counties as a part of its service.  Currently PC Nuts hosts and maintains the county web site.  NOL would train one or two people in each office to maintain the office page.

 

            Cerny moved and Mueller seconded the motion to move the county web site to Nebraska Online retaining the current web address.  Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

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

Nays: None

 

            The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

LIGHTING

 

            Bud Harkey visited with the Board about light bulbs for the chandeliers in the building.  Other sources will be explored.

 

ONE AND SIX YEAR ROAD PLAN HEARING

 

            The hearing on the proposed One and Six Year Road Plan opened at 10.05 a.m. and was held open until 10.35 a.m.  No one appeared to testify at the hearing.

 

DRIVEWAY PERMITS

 

            Capek moved and Yates seconded the motion to approve the following applications for driveway permits:

 

Bob Mueller – to move the current driveway west, located on the north side of the NW ¼ of Sec. 20-8-1, Exeter Township,

Weston Furrer – to remove an old driveway and build a new one at the same location with a larger culvert, located on the west side of the NW ¼ of Sec. 17-5-3, Hamilton Township

 

Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

Ayes: Kimbrough, Cerny, Simacek, Capek, Yates, and Galusha

Nays: None                              Abstaining due to conflict of interest: Mueller

 

            The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

SILT CLEANING PERMIT

 

            Galusha moved and Capek seconded the motion to approve the application of Lyle Heinrichs for a permit to remove silt from a road ditch adjacent to the west side of the NW ¼ of Sec. 20-5-4, Bryant Township, for about 150-200 feet.  Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

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

Nays: None

 

            The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

BURIED UTILITY LINE PERMITS

 

            Cerny moved and Simacek seconded the motion to approve the application of Alltel Communications for permits to install buried communication lines in county right-of-way at the following locations:

 

            Between Sec. 21 and 28-5-1, Franklin Township, at box culvert site,

            Between Sec. 29 and 30-7-4, Bennett Township, at box culvert site,

            Between Sec. 32 and 33-5-1, Franklin Township,

 

Said Alltel Communications shall be responsible for the installation, maintenance, and repair of said underground cable.  Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

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

Nays: None

 

            The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

BRIDGE CONTRACT

 

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

 

RESOLUTION NO. 2004-05

 

WHEREAS, there has been signed by Fillmore County on the 9th day October, 2001, and the State on the 23rd day of October, 2001, an agreement providing for the construction of a Federal Aid Project at the following location: Beginning approximately 0.7 mile north of the Southeast corner of Section 7, Township 8 North, Range 3 West and extends approximately 0.3 mile north, crossing the West Fork of the Blue River, and

 

            WHEREAS, in the above agreement, the County has pledged sufficient funds to finance its share of the cost of the construction of this project identified as BRO-7030(28), and

 

            WHEREAS, the above mentioned agreement provided that the County would pay all costs not paid for with Federal or State funds, and

 

            WHEREAS, the State received bids for the construction of this project on January 29, 2004, at which time 8 bids were received for the construction of this proposed work, and

 

            WHEREAS, the following contractor(s) for the items of work listed has been selected as the low bidder(s) to whom the contract(s) should be awarded:

 

            L. J. Webb Contractor, Inc., Geneva, Nebraska;

           

            Bridge:  $393,858.75

 

            NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the above facts the Board of Supervisors of Fillmore County, by this resolution, takes the following official action:                    

 

1. If for any reason the Federal Highway Administration rescinds, limits its obligations, or defers payment of the Federal share of the cost of this project, the County hereby agrees to provide the necessary funds to pay for all costs incurred until and in the event such Federal funds are allowed and paid.

 

2. The Board hereby concurs in the selection of the above-mentioned contractor(s) for the items of work listed, to whom the contract(s) should be awarded.

 

3. The Board hereby authorizes the Chairman to sign the contract(s) with the above-mentioned contractor(s) for the above-mentioned work.

 

4. The Board does not desire to perform any of the work with its own forces in lieu of performing the work by the contract method.

 

Dated this 10th day of February, A.D. 2004.

 

Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

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

Nays: None

 

            The Chairman declared the resolution adopted.

 

CONTRACTS SIGNED

 

            The Chairman signed the contracts on box culvert projects C-30(248) and C003004625 previously approved.

 

SHOP BUILDING

 

            After discussion, Mueller moved and Galusha seconded the motion to approve the location of the shop building and the color of the building and trim as proposed. Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

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

Nays: None

 

            The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

ONE AND SIX YEAR ROAD PLAN

 

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

 

RESOLUTION NO. 2004-06

 

ACCEPTING THE ONE AND SIX YEAR HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM FOR THE COUNTY OF FILLMORE, NEBRASKA.

 

            BE IT RESOLVED by the Chairman and Supervisors of Fillmore County that:

 

              It is hereby found and determined that:

 

(1)    The program for distribution of the Highway Allocation Funds provides additional funds to counties for road-related maintenance and construction.

 

(2)    In order to qualify for said funds the County must, among other things, prepare an annual One (1) and Six (6) Year Program for highway improvements, conduct a local public hearing and submit the results to the Board of Public Roads Classification and Standards.

 

(3)    The County of Fillmore, Nebraska does hereby adopt the 2004-2005 One (1) and Six (6) Year Program as proposed by the Fillmore County Highway Superintendent, with the following changes: 

 

                                                                        NONE

 

             Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

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

Nays: None

 

            The Chairman declared the resolution adopted.

 

OVERTIME/COMP TIME

 

            A question concerning determination of whether to grant comp time or to pay for overtime was discussed.  It was agreed that the current procedure follows the personnel handbook and federal guidelines.

 

911 ADDRESSING

 

            Planning and Zoning Administrator Slezak reported that he still has some addresses that do not fit the phone company standards.  He will submit them and work with the company to try to keep the addresses as they are now.

 

PUBLIC HEALTH SOLUTIONS ANNUAL REPORT

 

            Tiffany Sutter, Health Director of Public Health Solutions, met with the Board to present the annual report of the five-county agency. 

 

OHIOWA BUILDING

 

            Mr. and Mrs.Lloyd Stanley, Steve Ozenbaugh, Stanley Tatro, Randy Hall, Howard Ach, and Jill Cunningham met with the Board concerning the building on Lot 2, Block 14,Original Town of Ohiowa, between the property owned by the Stanley’s and Steve Ozenbaugh.  The County Attorney requested a closed session because of legal technicalities.

 

            Cerny moved and Mueller seconded the motion to have the Fillmore County Board hold a closed session at this time pursuant to the provisions of Sec. 84-1401, Reissue, Revised Statutes of Nebraska, 1943, for the protection of the public interest, and to consider in closed session, legal issues regarding Lot 2, Block 14, original Village of Ohiowa, as authorized by Statute to be discussed in closed session. Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

Ayes: Galusha, Kimbrough, Mueller, Cerny, Simacek, and Capek

Nays: None                                          Absent: Yates                                                              

 

            The Chairman declared the motion carried and closed session began at 2.00 p.m with the County Attorney, Deputy County Attorney, and County Clerk.

 

RETURN TO REGULAR SESSION

 

            Capek moved and Galusha seconded the motion to return to regular session at 2.07 p.m.

Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

Ayes: Kimbrough, Mueller, Cerny, Simacek, Capek, and Galusha

Nays: None                                          Absent: Yates

 

            The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

OHIOWA BUILDING

 

            Cerny moved and Simacek seconded the motion to take no action for 30 days on the property located in Ohiowa, Lot 2, Block 14, Original Town, in order to resolve legal issues in the case before deciding to hire an engineer and proceed further with a demolition plan. Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

Ayes: Mueller, Cerny, Simacek, Capek, Galusha, and Kimbrough

Nays: None                                          Absent: Yates

 

            The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

REPORTS

 

            The December report for Fillmore County Rural Transit Service and the Family Health Services board minutes and financial reports were reviewed and ordered placed on file.  A synopsis of the Family Health Services board minutes follows.

 

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Family Health Services Board Meeting

 

       The Family Health Services Governing Board met in regular session at 11.00 a.m. on December 18, 2003 in the CAMED room.  Chairman Kotas called the meeting to order with Kudlacek, Johnson, Marget and Eichelberger present. Nelson was excused.  Also attending was Lulf.

 

       The minutes of the last meeting were approved as presented.

 

       Eichelberger reported that he had met with the County Supervisors and discussed the annual financial report, the proposed surgery renovation and answered questions from the Board. He also reported that a license for the pharmacy couldn’t be issued until the State has inspected for licensure.

 

       It was moved and seconded to explore the possibility of having a professional firm do fundraising for the surgery renovation project as suggested by the Board of Supervisors.  Carried 4-0.

 

       The data report shows occupancy remains steady.  The cash flow is good and it was agreed to move $90,000 into a CD. 

 

       It was moved and seconded to accept the reports as presented.  Carried. 4-0. 

 

       The farm lease was discussed.  Eichelberger reported that he had checked with UNL to determine if the amount charged is fair for a lease where the renter owns the pivot system.  The Board agreed that the rate is fair.

 

       Meeting dates: For 2004, it was decided to try meeting at 4.00 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month.

 

       The meeting adjourned by unanimous consent.  The next meeting will be held January 15, 2004 at 4.00 p.m. in the CAMED room.

 

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FEE REPORTS

 

            Cerny moved and Mueller seconded the motion to approve the following fee reports for January 2004:

 

            Sheriff - $1,066.62                   Clerk - $10,520.42      Clerk of District Court - $315.00

 

Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

Ayes: Cerny, Simacek, Capek, Galusha, Kimbrough, and Mueller

Nays: None                                          Absent: Yates

 

            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

 

 

Howard F Ach, Atty

Rent, sup, equi

$     3,281.39

Adams County Sheriff

Ser

16.95

All Around Lawn Care

Ser

57.00

Alltel

Uti

390.41

American Legion Emblem Sales

Sup

279.25

Ameritas Life Insur Corp

Ret

554.11

Aquila

Uti

1,841.14

Auto Value Parts Stores

Sup

2.99

Ian Barnett

Uni

35.00

John Becker

Mile, mtgs

65.58

Larry Biester

Mile, mtgs

48.30

Bryan LGH Medical Center

Ser

9,496.95

William L Burgess

Uni, misc

50.24

Daryl L Callenius

Uni misc

72.02

Century Lumber Center

Sup

37.69

City of Geneva

Uti

110.60

Div of Commun NE DAS

Ser

350.00

Drummond American Corp

Sup

139.34

Duckwalls

Sup

116.43

Robert Dumpert

Mile, mtgs

46.60

Eakes Office Plus

Sup, main

1,267.31

Earl’s Window Service

Ser

4.00

Sharon Elznic

Mile, mtgs

54.78

Family Health Services

Ser

46.45

Fillmore Co Sheriff

Fees

160.88

Fillmore Co Treas

Reim

431.00

(Friend) Sentinel

Sup

23.00

Lisa Fritz

Uni

35.00

Geneva St Bank

SS

837.23

Geneva TV

Ser

15.00

Lyle Heinrichs

Mile, mtgs

24.02

Terry Hejny

Mile, uti

232.24

Hometown Leasing

Ser

211.25

Information Systems

Ser

14.55

Jim’s Repair

Ser

54.50

Ray Johnson

Mile, mtgs

37.96

Earl Kriley

Rent

25.00

Norma Lichtenberg

Mile, mtgs

46.60

Terry Marshall

Sup

60.59

Maximus Inc

Ser

889.08

Mid Con Systems Inc

Sup

90.32

MIPS/County Solutions LLC

Ser

1,645.11

Moore Wallace NA Inc

Sup

66.98

Morley Most

Mile, mtgs

46.60

Rich Mueller/Tom Biegert

Rent

625.00

Nebraska Signal

Pro, ads, sup

1,154.63

Nelson Petro Co

Fuel

373.21

Merle Noel

Mile, mtgs

54.78

Mary Novak

Mile, wksh, misc

190.78

Omaha Life Insur

Insu

183.29

OMB Police Supply

Sup

217.93

PC Nuts

Equ, sup

135.98

Steven G Roemmich

Uni

35.00

NE Dept of Admin Ser

Ser

38.69

Brad Stephens

Ser

150.00

Thayer Co Sheriff

Ser

23.98

Tricon Environmental Inc

Equ

3,885.10

Carol Vejraska

Mile

15.00

Nancy G Waldron

Ser

983.66

Weaver Pharmacy

Sup

506.86

Jim Zeleny

Mile, mtgs

18.98

Regina Swartzendruber

Pt time help

1,145.06

Gerald Slezak

Pt time help

471.75

Helen Cellar

Pt time help

28.00

Hannele Plettner

Pt time help

865.00

Lois Bernasek

Dispatching

450.59

Dixie DeWald

Dispatching

76.64

Howard Mills

Dispatching

1,903.26

Olivia Shellhase

Dispatching

1,813.02

Pamela Spurling

Dispatching

1,644.23

Sandy Bolejack

Jailer

1,780.68

Earl Kriley

Pt time help

519.35

Kipper Lindermuth

Pt time help

753.75

 

 

 

ROAD/BRIDGE FUND

 

 

Alltel

Cellular

67.76

Aquila

Uti

680.28

Auto Value Parts Stores

Sup

570.36

Business World Prod

Ser

24.00

Casey’s

Fuel

1,435.72

Century Lumber Center

Sup

52.90

City of Geneva

Uti

22.70

Dorchester Farmers Coop

Fuel

528.00

Eagle Auto Supply

Sup

30.03

Fillmore Co Shop

Post, misc

38.47

Filter Care of NE

Sup

21.45

Geneva Implement

Sup

175.69

Geneva St Bank

SS

1,874.35

Geneva Welding & Supply

Sup

27.05

Grafton Oil

Fuel

510.72

Lichti Bros Oil Co Inc

Fuel

482.98

Michl Service

Fuel

32.00

NE Dept of Roads

Ser

1,665.39

Nebr-Iowa Fasteners

Sup

14.72

Nebraska Signal

Ads

17.40

Nelson Petrol

Fuel

1,439.30

Nick’s Farm Store

Sup

44.66

Omaha Life Insur Co

Insu

122.07

Perennial Pub Power

Uti

75.09

Platte Valley Commun

Equ

581.98

Power Plan

Sup

120.34

Ralph’s Geneva Tire

Ser

217.75

Road Builders

Sup

185.66

Roit Repair

Ser

14.14

Speece Lewis Eng

Ser

3,816.00

Texaco/Shell

Fuel

34.00

Thermo King Christensen

Sup

72.88

Village of Fairmont

Uti

32.64

Mike Nichols

Pt time help

551.00

Payroll

Salaries

25,119.20

 

 

 

SENIOR SERVICES FUND

 

 

Dawg’s Smokehouse Café

HDM’s

52.35

Exeter Care Center

HDM’s

703.50

Exeter Golden Agers

USDA Nov & misc

73.44

Fairmont Aging Serv

USDA Nov & misc

217.18

Geneva Senior Center

USDA Nov & misc, rent, uti

943.83

Nancy Kohler

Mile

121.32

Jeannine Krejci

Ser

90.00

Elizabeth M Manning

Ser

159.60

Nebr Signal

Ads

11.00

Omaha Life Insu

Insu

5.65

Ron’s Tavern

HDM’s

248.00

Rhonda Stokebrand

Mile, post

33.05

 

 

 

DRUG LAW ENFORCE FUND

 

 

Platte Valley Commun

Ser

657.71

 

 

 

COPS GRANT FUND

 

 

Omaha Life Insu

Insu

5.65

 

 

 

INHERITANCE TAX FUND

 

 

Fillmore Co Treasurer

Transfer

14,128.50

 

 

 

NOXIOUS WEED FUND

 

 

Alltel

Uti

39.25

Merlin Ehmen

Rent

210.00

Nebr Weed Control Assoc

Dues

15.00

Omaha Life Insu Co

Insu

3.60

 

 

 

911 EMERGENCY COMMUN

 

 

D & D Communications

Equi, ser

925.34

 

CLAIMS APPROVED WITH EXCEPTION           

 

            Cerny moved and Simacek seconded the motion to approve the claims as presented with the exception of the one to Bryan-LGH Medical Center for $9,496.95 to be held until the next meeting.  Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

Ayes:  Simacek, Capek, Galusha, Kimbrough, Mueller, and Cerny

Nays:  None

 

            The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

            As there was no other business to come before the Board, the Chairman declared the meeting adjourned until 9.00 a.m., February 24, 2004.

 

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Attest                                                                           Chairman

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