April 27, 2004

 

The Fillmore County Board of Supervisors convened in open and public session at 9.00 a.m. on April 27, 2004, in the Courthouse Boardroom in Geneva, Nebraska with Chairman Kimbrough presiding. Members present were Yates, Simacek, Galusha, Cerny, Mueller, and Capek.  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 2.29 p.m.

 

MINUTES APPROVED

 

            Capek moved and Galusha seconded the motion to approve the minutes of the meeting of April 13, 2004 with the following corrections:

 

            In the paragraph entitled “Road Between Sec. 29 and 32-7-2”, delete “when the box culvert project is done” from the first line – no culvert planned.

            In the paragraph entitled “Courthouse Sign”, correct the location from “F Street” to “on the east side of the Highway 81 bypass, north of the intersection with F Street”.

 

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.

 

REPORTS

 

            The March report for the Fillmore County Rural Transit Service and the February and March financial reports and minutes of the Family Health Services Governing Board were reviewed and ordered placed on file.

 

            The following is a synopsis of the minutes of the Family Health Services Governing Board meetings:

 

     The Family Health Services Governing Board met February 26, 2004 at 4.00 p.m. in the CAMED room.  Chairman Kotas called the meeting to order with Nelson, Johnson and Marget present.  Kudlacek arrived at 4.30 p.m. Eichelberger and Lulf were also present.

 

     The minutes of the last meeting were approved as presented.

 

     Updates:

         

     The pharmacy license is here and we are nearly ready to begin doing employee prescriptions as part of the hospital benefit plan to employees.

 

     Mary Stockwell, Social Service Director, gave a presentation on fund raising for the surgery renovation project.  After discussion, it was moved and seconded to proceed with the fund raising by the establishment of a hospital building fund committee of 10-12 volunteers with a start up budget of $5,000.  Carried 5-0.

 

     New Business:

    

     The hospital data report, financial report and check register were presented and questions answered concerning them.  It was moved and seconded to approve the reports as presented.  Carried 5-0.

 

     The Specialty Clinic Report showed 290 cases for January 2004 as compared to 289 for January 2003.

 

     The meeting adjourned by unanimous consent.  The next meeting will be held March 18, 2004 at 4.00 p.m. in the CAMED room.

 

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The Family Health Services Governing Board met March 18, 2004 at 4.00 p.m. in the CAMED room.  Chairman Kotas called the meeting to order with Nelson, Johnson and Marget present.  Kudlacek arrived at 4.20 p.m. Eichelberger and Lulf were also present.

 

The minutes of the last meeting were approved as presented

 

     Updates:

 

     The pharmacy services are in operation as of March 15,2004.

 

            Most of the people contacted to serve on the fund raising board have agreed to serve.  Marilyn Christiancy has agreed to organize the actual fund raising.

 

     The analyzer in the lab cannot be repaired and had to be replaced at a cost of approximately $13,000.

 

     New Business:

 

The hospital data report, financial report, and check register were presented and questions answered concerning them.  It was moved and seconded to approve the reports as presented.  Carried 5-0.

 

     The Specialty Clinic Report showed 270 cases for February 2004 as compared to 272 for February 2003.  Year to date totals is 560 for 2004 and 561 for the same period in 2003.

 

     The farm ground willed to the County for the benefit of the hospital is now subject to taxation and the taxes will need to be paid from the proceeds of the cash rent.

 

     The dietary manager has retired and a current dietary employee has been moved into that position.

 

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

 

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SALARY COMMITTEE

 

            After discussion, Yates moved and Cerny seconded the motion to appoint Galusha, Capek and Mueller to the salary committee for 2004.  Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

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

Nays: None                              Abstaining: Galusha, and Mueller

 

            The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

TRANSIT SERVICE CONTRACT WITH THE STATE

 

            The contract with the State Department of Roads for funding under the Federal Transit Administration for funds for the purchase of a minivan for the Fillmore County Rural Transit Service was discussed. 

 

            Yates moved and Mueller seconded the motion to approve the contract with the State of Nebraska for funding for the purchase of a minivan for the Fillmore County Rural Transit Service.  Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

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

Nays: None                              Abstaining: Simacek

 

            The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE

 

            Simacek moved and Mueller seconded the motion to appoint Phyllis Schoenholz, Jeff Lulf, and Scott Stockwell to the Information Technology Committee, terms to be decided at a later date.  Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

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

Nays: None

 

            The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

DRIVEWAY PERMITS

 

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

 

Francis J. (Joe) Keenan – to install a 40 foot drive north of the quarter mile line on the east side of the NE ¼ SE ¼ of Sec. 27-8-4, Grafton Township,

Home Grown, Inc. – to install a new drive on the west side of the NW ¼ of Sec. 34-8-4, Grafton Township at approximately the quarter mile line,

Betty Betka – to install a new drive on the west side of the SW ¼ of Sec. 12-5-3, Hamilton Township, at approximately the quarter mile line

 

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.

 

SILT CLEANING PERMITS

 

            Galusha moved and Simacek seconded the motion to approve the following silt cleaning permits:

 

Daniel Swartzendruber – to clean silt from the road ditch adjacent to the east side of the SE ¼ of Sec. 25-5-4, Bryant Township, from the half mile line south past the quarter mile line,

Robert E. Bettger – to clean remaining driveway dirt from the ditch on the north side of the NW ¼ NE ¼ of Sec. 25-8-3, West Blue, where the Werner construction site was located.

 

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 TO OCCUPY RIGHT OF WAY

 

            Capek moved and Mueller seconded the motion to approve the following applications for permits to occupy right-of-way:

 

Russ Kleinschmidt – to place an underground electric line across the road between the SE ¼ of Sec. 29 and the SW ¼ of Sec. 28-6-3, Stanton Township,

Alltel Communications – to replace an underground communications cable between the NW ¼ of Sec. 28 and the SW ¼ of Sec. 21-5-1, Franklin Township,

 

and that said Russ Kleinschmidt and Alltel Communications shall assume all liability for the construction, maintenance, and repair of said buried lines. 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.

 

SIGN COVERSHEET FOR PLANS

 

            The Chairman signed the cover sheet for the plans for the Milligan North project to be submitted to the State Department of Roads as requested by Engineer Larry Lewis.  Bid letting may be done some time this year.

 

ENGINEER CONTRACTS

 

            Speece-Lewis Engineering submitted contracts for engineering, preliminary plans, and on-site observation of construction for three projects.  Costs for special structural details for paved inlet and/or outlets and environmental assessments not anticipated to be required are in addition to the lump sum fee for services listed in the contract.

 

            Cerny moved and Yates seconded the motion to authorize the Chairman to sign the contracts submitted by Speece-Lewis Engineering for engineering, preliminary plans, and on-site observation of construction for the following three projects, including items not anticipated to be required:

 

            Project C-30(318) Sec. 1 and 12-6-3, Stanton Township

            Project C-30(246), Bridge No. 239016(391), Sec. 9 and 10-8-2, Fairmont Township, and

            Project C-30-(283), Bridge No. 1610V(570), Sec. 15 and 22-5-2, Belle Prairie 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.

 

DRAFT BUDGET FOR 2004-05 FOR SENIOR SERVICES

 

            Senior Services Coordinator Kohler submitted a draft budget for 2004-05.  Action will be taken in August during the budgeting process.

 

COURTHOUSE SIGN

 

            Scott Stockwell reported that a location north of Hebron and another just south of Fairmont are available for relocating the Courthouse sign from the Highway 81 bypass north of the intersection with F Street.  Two businesses from Geneva plan to place signs at the Hebron location.  The Tourism Committee and Geneva Chamber of Commerce have each agreed to provide $200 toward the $600 space rental for the sign. 

 

            Cerny moved and Yates seconded the motion to allocate $200 (1/3 of the cost) toward the cost of rental space for the Courthouse Sign. Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

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

Nays: Simacek

 

            The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

AMENDING PERSONNEL MANUAL

 

The Safety Committee has recommended that Background Checks be added to the County Personnel Manual.  The Board reviewed the section on Reference Checking and Background Checks in the NIRMA Guide to Creating a Personnel System for Nebraska Counties and the Hiring Practices section of the County Personnel Manual.

 

Galusha moved and Cerny seconded the motion to instruct the County Attorney to write an amendment to the County Personnel Manual adding the requirement for background checks on final candidates for employment.

Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

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

Nays: None

 

            The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

TERC HEARING ON DRY LAND VALUES

 

            The County Assessor and Appraiser Jerry Knoche told the Board that the TERC Board is questioning the dry land values submitted to the State Department of Revenue.  A hearing before the TERC Board has been set for 1.00 p.m. on May 3, 2004.

 

FERTILIZER QUOTES

 

            Quotes for fertilizer, pest and weed control were received from the following firms:

 

            Gambles of Geneva - $1,528.00             Chaney Chemical Co. - $1,481.60

 

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

 

 

A-1 Body & Glass

Rep

$        117.20

Alltel

Cellular

510.48

Ameritas Life Insur Corp

Ret

3,781.31

Aramark Uniform Serv Inc

Ser

165.48

Drs. Ashby & Ashby

Ser

250.00

Assurity Life Insur Co

Ser

168.00

Ian Barnett

Uni, misc

43.76

Blue Valley Mental Health Serv

Ser

64.08

Blue Cross-Blue Shield

Insu

12,478.12

Bottorf & Maser, Attys

Ser

271.88

William L Burgess

Uni, misc

37.89

Daryl L Callenius

Uni, misc

46.34

Chaney Chemical Inc

Sup

294.10

Marilyn Christiancy

Ret

25.00

City of Geneva

Uti

520.28

Jill R Cunningham

Mile

72.00

Dictaphone Corp

Sup

96.00

Drummond American Corp

Sup

146.09

Eakes Office Plus

Sup

66.51

Evercom

Uti

140.00

Fillmore Co Sheriff

Court fees

391.62

Fillmore Co Treas

Reimb

1249.28

Ft. Dearborn Life Insu

Insu

177.64

Gambles

Sup

65.71

Geneva St Bank

SS

4,010.12

Geneva Super Foods

Sup

25.06

Bonnie Gratopp

Ser

100.00

Great Plains Appraisal

Ser

8,025.00

Norma Gregory

Ret

25.00

Heinisch Law Office

Ser

974.31

Hilty’s

Sup

1,297.14

Hometown Leasing

Ser

374.00

Impaired Driving Update

Sup

139.95

Information Solutions

Sup, ser

99.40

JEO Consulting

Ser

331.25

Kalkwarf & Smith Law Off LLC

Ser, misc

3,985.57

Ralph Kassik

Mile

9.36

Richard Kleinschmidt

Mile

5.76

Latimer Reporting

Ser

34.74

William Leif

Mile

12.60

Loews Denver Hotel

Ser

167.20

Ann H McDonald

Ret

18.00

Meadors Court Rep LLC

Ser

242.15

Jeanne L Morand, Ct Rep

Ser

60.50

Bob Mueller

Mile, misc

120.16

Willard H Mussman

Ret

23.00

National Sheriffs’ Assoc

Dues

50.00

Nebr Nat’l Bank

 Ser

187.59

NPPD

Uti

820.03

Nebr Signal

Ads, sup

260.00

Overland Sand & Gravel Co

Sup

33.25

PC Nuts

Ser

300.00

Phillips 66

Fuel

891.12

Pro Printing & Graphics

Sup

11.00

Riverside Inn

Wksh

103.90

Steve Roemmich

Uni, misc

52.21

Sec of State

Sup

20.00

Deb Silverman

Ser

1,405.25

Sprint Conferencing Serv

Ser

17.64

NE Dept of Admin Serv

Se

38.57

Strothkamp Construct

Ser

210.00

Sunflower Marketing

Sup

225.00

Thayer Co Sheriff

Ser

23.63

Walter F Stephens Jr Inc

Sup

118.19

Weaver Pharmacy

Sup

707.15

York Co Sheriff

Ser

392.00

Kathy Peppard

Pt time help

64.00

Patty Scarborough

Pt time help

1,086.89

Payroll

Salaries

57,151.58

 

 

 

ROAD/BRIDGE FUND

 

 

Ameritas Life Insur Corp

Ret

1,618.58

Blue Cross-Blue Shield

Insu

9,257.98

Contech Construction Prod

Sup

8,109.80

Farm Plan

Sup

626.32

Ft. Dearborn Life Insur Co

Insu

56.59

Gambles of Geneva

Sup

75.06

Geneva St Bank

SS

1,818.50

Ralph Gould

Ret

18.00

Grafton Mini Mart

Fuel

49.06

Grafton Oil Inc

Fuel

520.80

Elmer Hessheimer

Equi

169.99

Donovan Jirkovsky

Ret

25.00

Lichti Oil Co Inc

Fuel

1,077.72

Nebr GIS/LIS Assoc

Dues

35.00

NPPD

Uti

117.82

Nebr Tech & Telecomm Inc

Uti

110.30

Nelson Petro

Fuel

2,179.80

Newman Traffic Signs

Sup

141.96

Perennial Pub Power

Uti

61.23

US Postal Service

Post, sup

210.85

Village of Exeter

Uti

52.25

Weller Tractor Salvage

Sup

284.39

Mike Nichols

Pt time help

116.00

Payroll

Salaries

24,823.96

 

 

 

TOURISM-ECONOMIC DEVELOP

 

 

Shickley Lumber Co

Sup

22.24

 

 

 

MEDICAL/RELIEF FUND

 

 

Family Health Serv

Ser

54.18

Weaver Pharmacy

Ser

374.14

 

 

 

INSTITUTIONS FUND

 

 

NE Dept of Health & Human Serv

March patient care

483.00

 

 

 

SENIOR SERVICES FUND

 

 

Ameritas Life Insur Corp

Ret

141.39

Blue Cross-Blue Shield

Insu

805.04

Ft. Dearborn Life Insur

Insu

11.30

Geneva St Bank

SS

297.24

Claribel Mumm

Pt time help

99.20

Payroll

Salaries

3,828.03

 

 

 

KENO FUND

 

 

Fillmore Co Treas

Qtrly ret

936.85

 

 

 

NOXIOUS WEED FUND

 

 

Ameritas Life Insur Corp

Ret

157.28

Blue Cross-Blue Shield

Insu

402.52

Chaney Chemical Inc

Sup

18,524.00

Gaylord Cradduck

Mile

38.25

Ft. Dearborn Life Insur Co

Insu

2.26

Geneva St Bank

SS

205.81

Frances Heinrichs

Mile

38.25

Tim Schepers

Mile

18.00

Gaylord Cradduck

Mtgs

90.00

Frances Heinrichs

Mtgs

90.00

Kenneth Hofferber

Mtgs

90.00

Ann McDonald

Pt time help

180.00

Timothy Schepers

Mtgs

90.00

Darlene Vodicka

Mtgs

90.00

Payroll

Salaries

2,240.06

 

 

 

911 EMERGENCY COMMUN FUND

 

 

Alltel Commun

Uti

1,059.27

 

CLAIMS APPROVED

 

            Cerny moved and Simacek seconded the motion to approve the claims as presented.  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.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE SUBDIVISION

 

            The application for an Administrative Subdivision for a tract of land in Sec. 15-6-4, Momence Township, was not accompanied by a current plat and was deferred until a later date.

 

SETBACKS IN RURAL AREAS

 

            The Planning and Zoning Administrator advised the Board that the Planning and Zoning Commission has received requests for a variance of the setback regulations for rural areas to allow a bin to be placed in line with existing bins set up before the zoning regulations were in force.  The Commission has not allowed any variances to date.  No action was taken by the County Board.

 

HOSPITAL SURGERY RENOVATION FUND DRIVE

 

            Hospital Administrator Eichelberger, Board member Gary Kudlacek and Allan Jefferson of the Geneva State Bank reported on the Hospital Surgery-Delivery Renovation Project and funding options.  A committee is now meeting to work on the fund drive with a goal of $500,000, or half the cost of the project.

 

CANNON FOR COURTYARD

 

            Veterans Service Officer Williams reported that artillery guns purchased by county veteran’s organizations are ready to be shipped and they needed to know where the guns were to be placed on display.  After discussion, the Board agreed informally to have them placed on the F Street side of the courtyard.  

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

            No action was taken on a proposal by Class Action Recovery Service to recover overcharges covered by the Supplemental Crude Oil Refund and prorated funding for a bailiff for the District Judge.  

 

The Chairman declared the meeting adjourned until 9.00 a.m., Monday, May 10, 2004.

 

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Attest                                                                                             Chairman

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