March 23, 2004

 

The Fillmore County Board of Supervisors convened in open and public session at 9.00 a.m. on March 23, 2004, in the Courthouse Boardroom in Geneva, Nebraska with Chairman Kimbrough presiding. Members present were Yates, Simacek, Galusha, Cerny, Mueller and Capek. Simacek left at the lunch break.  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 the March 9, 2004 meeting, the Chairman declared them approved as presented.  The Clerk advised the Board that a correction of a typographical error in Resolution No. 2004-08 was made after the minutes were mailed out.  The correction was to the second JCR, correcting it to read #74,441.

 

AREA DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT, MEMBERS TO MEETING

 

            Letters of support for the county joining the Southeast Nebraska Development District (SENDD) were received from the City of Geneva and Shickley Village.  Simacek and Mueller volunteered to attend the meeting to be held in Friend on March 26th with the other nine counties in this area to discuss joining SENDD, already in existence for several years.

 

SUBSTITUTION OF SECURITIES

 

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

 

RESOLUTION NO. 2004-12

 

RESOLVED, that the Cornerstone Bank of York, Geneva branch, be allowed to withdraw the following securities held by the Wells Fargo Bank Minnesota NA:

 

Cuisp234210FV0 for $180,000 and JCR 72063 held by Norwest Bank in the amount of $180,000;*

 

 and the following security held by Union Bank and Trust Company is hereby substituted:

 

JCR #2905 Platte Cnty NE School Dist. #001 in the amount of $95,000.00 due 12-15-2012

 

Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

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

Nays: None

 

The Chairman declared the resolution adopted.

 

*Note:  The securities called were subsequently found to be duplicates and only $180,000 was withdrawn.  A correction will be made in the April 13th minutes.

 

JUVENILE DETENTION CONTRACT

 

            Galusha moved and Mueller seconded the motion to approve the contract with Lancaster County for Juvenile Detention Services for 2003-04. 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.

 

PERMITS

 

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

 

Betty Betka – to install a 20-30 foot driveway just west of the ½ mile line on the north side of the NW ¼ of Sec. 13-7-2, Madison Township;

Alfred Gergen – to install a drive on the south side of the SE ¼ SE ¼ of Sec. 18-6-4, Momence Township;

Patrick A Kamler – to install a drive on the north side of the NE ¼ NW ¼ of Sec. 13-7-4, Momence Township;

Wilma Heinrichs – to install a drive on the south side of the SE ¼ of Sec. 9-6-3, Stanton Township, at approximately the ½ mile line;

Elmer Reinsch – to install a drive on the north side of the NE ¼ NW ¼ of Sec. 19-6-4, Momence Township, by the bins west of the residence;

Judy Votipka – to remove a drive by a power pole and install new one further west on the north side of the NW ¼ NW ¼ of Sec. 21-8-1, Exeter Township.

 

Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

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

Nays: None

 

The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

SILT CLEANING PERMITS

 

Simacek moved and Capek seconded the motion to approve the following applications for permits to clean silt from a road ditch:

 

Gerald Stengel – to clean silt from the road ditch adjacent to the north side of the NW ¼ NW ¼ of Sec. 30-6-4, Momence Township;


Ron Marble – to clean silt from the road ditch adjacent to the SW ¼ NW ¼ of Sec. 2-5-1, Franklin Township

 


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.

 

TRADING ROADS

 

The Geneva Township Board was present for the discussion of the possibility of trading a mile of township road for three separate segments of county road that total a mile.  The mile of dirt road will need a little spot grading to come up to the county’s requirements.  The question of requiring Geneva Township to gravel the road before the county takes it over was discussed.  Galusha stated that he felt the time saved for the county by not having to turn around on the short segments of road the county will give up will make up for the cost of an occasional load of gravel on the road to be taken over.  The township board had previously said it would agree to the trade provided it would not have to grade or gravel the mile they were relinquishing.

 

TO TRADE ROADS

 

            Galusha moved and Cerny seconded the motion to trade with Geneva Township, three short segments of county road, as follows:

 

the West ½ mile on the north side of Sec. 6-7-3, the West ¼ mile between Sec. 28 and 33-7-3, and the East ¼ mile between Sec. 29 and 32-7-3,

 

for the township road between Sec. 2 and 11-7-3, all in Geneva Township.

 

Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

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

Nays: None                              Abstaining: Simacek

 

The Chairman declared the motion carried

 

911 ROAD  SIGNS

 

            The Highway Superintendent showed a fiberglass sign made in Hebron as a possible replacement for the aluminum signs now being used as 911 road signs.  They would be bolted to the post and have more support than the brackets now used.  The cost is about $3 per sign less than for aluminum signs and the change in mounting would save $4 to $5 per installation.

 

BRIDGE PROJECTS REPORT

 

            Engineer Lewis reported on the options available on the historic bridge replacement between Sec. 1 and 2-8-4, Grafton Township.  The Army Corps of Engineers, State Historical Society and a national historic preservation group all have to approve whatever option the county chooses, whether keeping in place or moving the bridge.  Current plans are to leave it in place and move the river channel to bypass this old bridge, estimated at between 40 and 55 feet in length.  The cost of moving it would be prohibitive and some agency would have to have a place to put it so that it would be available to the public because of it’s historic significance.  He said the Corps would prefer that some water be under the bridge at all times and will look at ways that this may be done at a reasonable cost.   Right-of-way for moving the road and channel has already been acquired.

 

            The bridge at the north end of the road between Sec. 25 and 26-7-3, Geneva Township and another at the north end of the road between Sec. 32 and 33-7-2, Madison Township both require channel changes and permits from the Army Corps of Engineers.  The permits either have been or will soon be applied for.  Both projects are for box culverts to replace the bridges.

 

The bridge project between Sec. 25 and 26-7-1, Liberty Township is ready to be let either this fall or next spring.  The bridge at the north end of the road between Sec. 11 and 12-6-4, Momence Township, is also on schedule.

 

DISCUSSION OF LAND INCLUDED IN INTENT TO TAX NOTICE

 

            The County Attorney and Deputy Attorney reviewed a decision handed down by the Nebraska Supreme Court regarding taxation of farmland owned by the City of York at the city airport and placed on the tax rolls in York County. Based on this case, Deputy Attorney Ach had advised Assessor Ackland that the farmland owned by the State at the Fairmont State Airfield could be removed from the tax rolls for 2004.  Other farm ground owned by governmental subdivisions that had been placed on the tax rolls two years ago was also discussed.

 

            The question of whether the Hospital or the County should pay the taxes on the E ½ SE ¼ of Sec. 17-7-4, Bennett Township, owned by Fillmore County for the benefit of the hospital was discussed.

 

EMERGENCY DECLARED TO ADD ITEMS TO AGENDA

 

The Chairman stated that two items needed to be added to the agenda, one that had been omitted and a second requested too late to be placed on the agenda under the normal rules.

 

Capek moved and Simacek seconded the motion to declare that an emergency exists and to add the following items to the agenda:

 

Rural Transit Service budget approval, resolution applying for funds, and approval of contract, and Emergency Management report on SCAN

           

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.

 

FILLMORE COUNTY RURAL TRANSIT

           

            Rural Transit Director Cronk reviewed the budget for the 2004-05 fiscal year.  Federal funds total $32,987, State funds $15,463, and county funds $20,425.  The federal funds are up about $3,000 while the state is down $425.  The county still has some carry-over funds and can use them to keep the county cost at the current rate of $18,950 if it chooses to do so.  A mini-van applied for last year will be delivered in July and the cost is covered by funds received from a charity.

 

TO APPLY FOR FEDERAL TRANSIT FUNDS

 

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

 

RESOLTUION NO. 2004-12A

 

            WHEREAS, there are federal funds available under Section 5311 of the Federal Transit Act (FTA), and for Nebraska Public Transportation Act funds, and

 

            WHEREAS, Fillmore County desires to apply for said funds to be used to provide public transportation in Fillmore County with special emphasis on meeting the needs of the elderly and disabled of Fillmore County.

 

            NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED; that the Fillmore County Board of Supervisors hereby instruct the Fillmore County Clerk to apply for the above mentioned funds.  Said funds are to be used for Fiscal Year 2004-2005.

 

            Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

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

Nays: None

 

            The Chairman declared the resolution adopted.

 

BUDGET ALLOCATION

 

            Yates moved and Galusha seconded the motion to allocate $20,000 for the Fillmore County Rural Transit service in the budget for 2004-05, the $425 needed for full funding to come from carry-over funds currently held by Blue Valley Community Action.  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.

 

CONTRACT WITH BLUE VALLEY COMMUNITY ACTION

 

            Mueller moved and Capek seconded the motion to approve the contract with Blue Valley Community Action to operate the Fillmore County Rural Transit Service for the year 2004-2005. 

 

Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

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

Nays: None                              Abstaining due to conflict of interest: Simacek

 

            The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

COURTHOUSE RENOVATION REPORT

 

            Marilyn Christiancy told the Board that the courthouse renovation account with the Fillmore County Development Corporation should be closed out since the project is now completed.  The Board will need to act to have the money transferred to the County Treasurer’s account.  The Chairman requested the Clerk to place it on the next agenda.

 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY REPORT

 

            Scott Stockwell of the Fillmore County Development Corporation presented and reviewed the Fillmore County Information Technology assessment and report.  Some of the goals presented have already been met.  One of those still to be met is a permanent Information Technology Committee to continue the work.  A committee made up of local officials, educators, medical professionals, business people, farmers and others from all areas of the county was recommended.  The Chairman requested the Clerk to place the committee appointments on the next agenda.

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT REPORT

 

            The Emergency Management Director and Sheriff reported on the SCAN project.  A grant application for funds from Homeland Defense for local and area communications has been submitted.  Included in the grant request are funds for a new communications console and updated software in the sheriff’s department as well as a new telecommunications tower replacing the one now in use.  The tower would have space to rent for antennas for other agencies, eliminating the need for additional towers in the area.

 

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

Wksh

           $      215.00

Joan Ackland

Wksh

50.62

Alltel

Cellular

285.36

Ameritas Life Insur Corp

Ret

3,781.31

Aramark Uniform Serv Inc

Ser

131.37

Assurity Life Insur Co

Ser

168.00

Auto Value Parts Stores

Sup

14.04

Joe Birky

Mile

25.92

Black Hills Ammunition

Sup

94.50

Blue Cross-Blue Shield

Insu

12,075.60

Blue Valley Community Action

3rd Qtr budget allocation

4,986.75

Marilyn Christiancy

Ret

25.00

City of Geneva

Rent

440.00

Jill R Cunningham  Atty

Mile

112.50

Custer Co Sheriff

Ser

23.10

D & D Communications

Rep

173.00

Drummond American Corp

Sup

198.86

Eakes Office Plus

Sup, main

1,506.95

Earl’s Window Service

Ser

4.00

Eastern Nebr Forensic Lab

Ser

80.00

Election Systems & Services

Ser

1,575.00

Executive Travel

Ser

358.70

F & S Supply Co Inc

Sup

402.38

Fillmore Co Treas

Transfers

8,393.85

Franklin Co Treas

Sup, post

10.15

Gambles

Sup, equ

303.67

Garbage Co Inc

Ser

95.00

Geneva St Bank

SS

4,010.14

Geneva Super Foods

Sup

118.55

Great Plains Appraisal

Ser

2,400.00

Norma Gregory

Ret

25.00

Hair Works

Ser

14.00

Heinisch Law Office

Ser

149.50

Joan Hendrickson

Mile

48.96

Hilty’s

Sup

910.18

Hometown Leasing

Ser

238.62

JEO Consulting

Ser

2,440.00

Jill’s Sweet Shop

Sup

35.87

Jim’s Repair

Ser, rep

1,545.50

Jury fees

Ser

988.32

Kalkwarf & Smith Law Offices

Ser, misc

2,563.78

Kerry’s Auto Repair & Serv

Sup

25.95

Dennis Kimbrough

 Mile

99.00

Latimer Reporting

Ser

118.40

Lease Consultants Corp

Ser

249.00

Ann H McDonald

Ret

18.00

Mid-American Research Chem

Sup

230.62

Willard H Mussman

Ret

23.00

Nat’l Assoc of Co Vet’s Serv Officers

Dues

30.00

NE Clk of Dist. Court Assoc

Dues, wksh

50.00

Nebr Nat’l Bank

Ser

187.59

NPPD

Uti

796.68

Nebr Signal

Ads

20.25

Nebr Tech &  Telecommun

Uti

1,185.31

Phillips 66 Co

Fuel

435.00

Platte Valley Commun

Ser

15.12

Quality Inn & Suites

Wksh

61.00

Ralph’s Geneva Tire

Tires & sup

222.53

Raney Pest Control

Ser

65.00

Redfield & Co Inc

Sup

116.92

Henry Rohla Jr

Mile

38.88

Deb Rohr

Mile

77.76

Sales Video Prod

Ser

85.00

Sec of State

Sup

20.00

St of NE Dept of Admin Serv

Ser

38.70

St of NE Dept of Corrections

Ser

1,230.81

St of NE DMV

Sup

11.00

St of NE HHS Lab

Ser

150.00

Sunflower Marketing

Uni

117.50

UNL Infor Serv –Telecommun

Uti

25.39

USDA, APHIS

Ser

1,513.00

USI Inc

Sup

241.19

Weaver Pharmacy

Sup

8.38

Nancy Waldron Atty

Ser

720.66

Daniel L Werner

Ser

115.50

West-Lite Corp

Sup

575.40

Dave Wythers

Mile

23.04

Kipper Lindermuth

Pt time help

423.75

Kathy Peppard

Pt time

64.00

Patty Scarborough

Pt time

663.48

Payroll

Salaries

57,151.58

 

 

 

ROAD/BRIDGE FUND

 

 

Ameritas Life Insur Corp

Ret

1,573.35

Auto  Glass Center

Rep

201.19

Auto Value Parts Stores

Sup

461.44

Blue Cross –Blue Shield

Insu

9,257.98

Contech

Sup

4,857.20

DAC Services

Ser

89.70

Farmers Coop

Fuel

1,860.16

Fillmore Co Shop

Post, misc

38.13

Fillmore Co Treas

Equ

1,250.00

Filter Care of NE

Sup

19.70

Gambles

Sup

59.40

Garbage Co

Ser

45.75

Geneva St Bank

SS

1,794.02

Ralph Gould

Ret

18.00

Grafton Mini-Mart

Fuel

80.77

Holiday Inn

Wksh

118.00

Donovan Jirkovsky

Ret

25.00

Mark E & Rhonda J Kendall

ROW, misc

928.00

Kerry’s Auto Rep &  Serv

Rep

157.23

Lichti Bros Oil Co

Fuel

565.76

Nebr Machinery

Sup

1,640.55

NPPD

Uti

176.55

Nebr Tech &  Telecom Inc

Uti

101.26

Overland Sand & Gravel

Gravel

476.80

Speece Lewis Engineers

Ser

2,302.24

Universal Lubricants

Sup

211.75

Mike Nichols

Pt time

538.31

Payroll

Salaries

24,081.63

 

 

 

INSTITUTIONS FUND

 

 

NE Dept of Health & Human Serv

Jan & Feb patient care

918.00

 

 

 

SENIOR SERVICES FUND

 

 

Ameritas Life Insur Corp

Ret

141.39

Blue Cross-Blue Shield

Insu

805.04

Dawg’s Smokehouse Café

HDM’s

85.42

Geneva St Bank

SS

295.34

Susan Kerl

Ser, mile

94.72

Jeannine Krejci

Ser

80.00

Claribel Mumm

Pt time

74.40

Payroll

Salaries

3,828.03

 

 

 

COPS GRANT FUND

 

 

Ameritas Life Insur

Ret

167.91

Blue Cross-Blue Shield

Insu

402.52

Geneva St Bank

SS

165.75

Payroll

Salary

2,166.63

 

 

 

HOSPITAL OPERATING FUND

 

 

Fillmore Co Hosp

Feb tax coll

1,366.55

 

 

 

NOXIOUS WEED FUND

 

 

Ameritas Life Insur Co

Ret

151.20

Blue Cross-Blue Shield

Insu

402.52

Geneva St Bank

SS

157.59

Payroll

Salaries

2,240.06

 

 

 

E-911 COMMUNICATIONS FUND

 

 

Alltel Commun

Uti

939.12

Platte Valley Comm of Hastings

Ser

225.00

 

CLAIMS APPROVED

 

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

 

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

Nays: None                              Absent: Simacek           Abstaining due to conflict of interest: Kimbrough           

 

            The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

            The Chairman declared the meeting adjourned until 9.00 a.m., April 13, 2004.

 

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Attest                                                                          Chairman

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