April 12, 2005

 

The Fillmore County Board of Supervisors convened in open and public session at 9.00 a.m. April 12, 2005, in the Courthouse Boardroom in Geneva, Nebraska with Chairman Kimbrough presiding.   Members present were Yates, Galusha, Mueller, Cerny, and Capek.  Simacek was absent.  The County Clerk and County Clerk appointee were 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 2:35 p. m.

 

MINUTES APPROVED WITH CORRECTION

 

            Cerny moved and Yates seconded the motion to approve the minutes of the March 22, 2005 meeting, with the following correction: of location of Bridge in Stanton township to read Sec. 1 & 12-6-3, in place of Sec. 1 & 1-6-3, Stanton township.  Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

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

Nays: None

 

            The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

DISTRESS WARRANTS

 

            Yates moved and Galusha seconded the motion to approve Return on Distress Warrants reported from the Fillmore County Treasurer.  Totals are as follows: Amount Issued $9,292.11, Return Satisfied $5,980.33, Bankruptcy $2,723.82, Cancel $196.62, and Returned Unsatisfied $391.34.  Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

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

Nays: None

 

            The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

REPORTS

 

            The February 2005 reports for the Fillmore County Rural Transit, Family Health Services Governing Board, and Tax Sales were reviewed and ordered placed on file in the Clerk’s office.

 

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

 

     The Family Health Services Governing Board met on February 17, 2005 at 4:00 p.m. in the CAMED room with Chairman Kotas presiding.  Members present were Kudlacek, Johnson, Marget, and Eichelberger.  Lulf and Ron Mielke were also present.

 

     The minutes of the January meeting were accepted as presented.

 

     It was moved and seconded to approve the Renovation project bids at a figure not to exceed the combined low bids of $875,366 for actual construction.  Carried 4-0.

 

     After discussion it was moved and seconded to request that Central Contracting, Inc. use local contractors whenever possible.  Carried 4-0.

 

     The hospital data and financial reports, and check register listing were presented.  After discussion, it was moved and seconded to accept the report as presented.

 

     Totals of the specialty clinic for January 2005 are 252 compared to 290 in 2004.

 

     There will be a Leasing corporation meeting on February 22, 2005 in CAMED room.  Following the meeting David Lucas, Attorney will meet with the County Supervisors.

 

     As there was no other business to come before the Board, it was moved and seconded that the meeting adjourn until March 17, 2005 in the hospital CAMED room.

 

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FEE REPORTS

 

            Mueller moved and Capek seconded the motion to approve the following fee reports for March 2005:

 

County Clerk: monthly $8,779.97 and Quarterly $28,328.43

Clerk of District Court: monthly $200.00 and Quarterly $605.00

Sheriff: monthly $1,308.07 and Quarterly $3,870.66

 

            Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

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

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

 

 

Howard F. Ach, Atty.

Rent, Copies, Misc.

$ 3,072.84

Alltel

Uti

520.45

Alltel

Uti – Cell

52.57

Ameritas Life Ins.

Ret

517.50

Aquila

Uti

1,301.44

Assurity Life Ins.

Ser

174.00

B & J Automotive

Ser

83.85

Joseph Bixby, Atty.

Ser

1,702.50

Blue Cross Blue Shield

Insu

13,258.96

Bottorf & Maser, Attys.

Ser

347.63

William Burgess

Uni, Misc

50.85

Daryl Callenius

Uni, Misc

61.22

Joseph Casson, P. C., L. L. O.

Ser

290.03

Century Lumber Center

Sup

29.15

City of Geneva

Uti

114.00

Clerk of the Supreme Court

Ser

66.50

County Assessor’s Assoc

Wksh

5.00

Co. Vets Ser Officer Assoc

Wksh

120.00

DAS Communication

Ser

350.00

Des Moines Stamp Manuf. Co.

Sup

391.60

Don’s Pioneer Uniforms

Uni

654.95

Eakes Office Plus

Sup

216.66

Earl’s Window Service

Ser

4.00

Julie Effenbeck, Atty

Ser

345.00

Election Systems & Software

Main

413.44

Tim Engle

Mile

60.75

F & S Supply Co., Inc.

Sup

215.92

Fill Cty Clk of Dist. Ct.

Cost

2,000.00

Fillmore County Sheriff

Fees

201.70

Fillmore County Treasurer

Transfers, Post, Wksh

25,780.68

Ft. Dearborn Life Ins. Co.

Insu

198.87

Franklin County Treasurer

Sup

15.07

Garbage Co., Inc.

Ser

83.35

Geneva State Bank

SS

819.04

Geneva State Bank

Sup

61.05

Jeremy Goeken

Uni

35.00

Graham Tire

Tires

54.50

Terry Hejny

Mile, Misc

283.34

Hometown Leasing

Ser

346.63

Steve Julich

Uni

35.00

Kelch Plumbing & Heating

Rep

246.86

Kerry’s Auto Repair & Serv.

Rep, Ser

296.78

Lancaster County Court

Sup

2.75

Lancaster Sheriff’s Office

Ser

16.50

Gary Latimer

Ser

100.25

Patty Lentfer

Mile

61.56

Maximus

Ser

1,359.38

Microfilm Imaging Systems, Inc.

Rent,  Ser

100.00

Midwest Engines

Rep

200.95

MIPS/County Solutions, LLC

Ser

1,773.03

Moses Motor Co.

Rep

179.93

Richard Mueller/Tom Biegert

Rent

625.00

Nat’l Assoc. of Cty Vet’s Service Officers

Wksh

225.00

Nat’l Sheriff’s Assoc.

Dues

50.00

Nebraska Signal

Ads, Pro, Sup

748.11

Nelson Petroleum Co

Fuel

298.08

OMB Police Supply, Inc.

Sup

161.96

Phillips 66

Fuel

1,043.83

Platte Valley Communication

Sup

14.50

Platte Valley Comm of Hastings

Equi

485.25

Ralph Geneva Tire

Tires, Ser

276.75

Redfield & Co., Inc.

Sup

340.93

Steven Roemmich

Uni

35.00

Saline County Sheriff

Ser

37.00

Patty Scarborough

Mile

44.55

NE, Dept Corrections

Sup

419.00

NE, Dept Corrections

Boarding Prisoners

566.91

Sunflower Marketing

Sup

28.00

Weaver Pharmacy

Sup

66.20

Darlene Vodicka

Mile

8.10

Steven Yates

Mile

81.00

York County Court

Sup

11.75

York County Sheriff

Boarding Prisoners

550.00

York General Hospital

Ser

100.00

Payroll

Salaries

11,095.80

 

 

 

ROAD & BRIDGE

 

 

Alltel

Uti

68.37

Ameritas Life Ins.

Ret

1,653.28

Aquila

Uti

368.11

Auto Value Parts

Sup

260.49

Blackburn Mfg.

Sup

216.29

Blue Cross & Blue Shield

Ins.

10,215.95

Business World Products

Ser

26.50

C & C Extinguisher

Sup

157.50

Casper’s Const.

Building

6,500.00

Casey’s General Stores

Fuel

62.75

Century Lumber Center

Sup

115.16

City of Geneva

Uti

50.70

Dorchester Farmers Coop

Fuel

1,696.76

Farm Plan

Sup

280.32

Fillmore County Hospital

Ser

30.00

Filter Care of NE

Ser

187.50

Ft. Dearborn Life Ins. Co.

Insu

124.04

Geneva Carquest

Sup

493.15

Geneva State Bank

SS

1,864.33

Geneva Welding & Supply

Sup, Rep

1,079.65

Grafton Mini Mart

Fuel

207.56

Grafton Oil, Inc.

Fuel

1,347.66

Lichti Bros. Oil Co.

Fuel

966.64

Marlborough

Sup

45.00

Matt Friend Truck Equip.

Sup

89.47

Michl Service

Fuel

90.00

Midwest Service & Sales

Sup

49.61

NE/IA Industrial Fasteners

Sup

107.56

NE Signal

Ad

19.85

Donna Nedrow, TR

Easement, Misc

940.00

Nelson Petrol

Fuel, Sup

3,681.97

Nichols Const.

Gravel

26,518.45

Nick’s Farm Store

Equi, Sup

501.63

Perennial Pub Power

Uti

43.44

Phillips 66

Fuel

34.31

Platte Valley Comm

Rep

199.16

Power Plan

Sup

2,313.70

Ralph’s Geneva Tire

Tires, Rep

444.20

Speece Lewis Engineers

Fees

1,392.13

Texaco

Fuel

34.00

Thermo King Christensen

Sup

157.70

Tie Yard of Omaha

Gravel

2,751.42

US Postal Serv

Postage, Sup

210.85

Village of Fairmont

Uti

27.29

Village of Milligan

Uti

19.96

Village of Ohiowa

Uti

20.00

Weaver Pharmacy

Sup

17.14

Weldon Industries

Sup

77.57

York Farm Supply

Sup

25.00

Zep Mfg Co.

Sup

73.31

Payroll

Salaries

25,613.21

 

 

 

ECONOMIC DEV - TOURISM

 

 

Fillmore Cty Dev. Corp.

Mile, Ser, Sup

431.61

 

 

 

MEDICAL/RELIEF

 

 

York Medical Clinic

Ser

14.04

 

 

 

SENIOR SERVICES

 

 

Janet Bartak

Mile

35.00

Blue Cross & Blue Shield

Insu

869.44

Dawg’s Smokehouse Café

HDM’s

18.00

Judy Dondlinger

Ser

130.00

Exeter Care Center

HDM’s

350.00

Exeter Golden Agers

USDA - Jan

30.21

Fairmont Aging Services

USDA - Jan

141.93

Fillmore County Rural Transit

Ser

15.00

Ft. Dearborn Life Ins. Co.

Insu

11.30

Geneva Senior Center

USDA – Jan, Rent, Uti, Sup

824.05

Susan Kerl

Ser

120.00

Nancy Kohler

Mile, Sup

277.42

Jeannine Krejci

Ser

70.00

Elizabeth Mattox Manning

Ser

120.00

NE Signal

Ad

30.00

Rhonda Stokebrand

Mile

76.54

Ron’s Tavern

HDM’s

244.00

JoAnn Vavra

Ser

120.00

 

 

 

COPS GRANT

 

 

Blue Cross & Blue Shield

Insu

434.72

Ft. Dearborn Life Ins. Co

Insu

5.65

 

 

 

INHERITANCE TAX

 

 

Fillmore County Treasurer

Transfer

9,000.00

 

 

 

KENO FUND

 

 

Edgar Recreation Center

Grant Award

700.00

 

 

 

NOXIOUS WEED FUND

 

 

Alltel

Uti

39.71

Blue Cross & Blue Shield

Insu

434.72

Chaney Chemical Inc.

Chemicals, Sup

18,699.00

Eagle Auto Supply

Sup

50.91

Merlin Ehmen

Rent, Dues

295.00

Ekeler Repair

Sup

9.00

Ft. Dearborn Life Ins. Co.

Insu

2.26

Grafton Mini Mart

Fuel

114.91

NE Signal

Ads

20.88

Platte Valley Comm.

Rep

40.00

Ralph’s Geneva Tire & Service

Rep, Tire

154.61

 

 

 

 

CLAIMS APPROVED

 

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

 

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

Nays: None                  Abstaining due to conflict of interest: Yates

 

            The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

SALARY COMMITTEE

 

            The Chairman appointed Yates, Cerny and Simacek to be the salary committee this year.

 

DRIVEWAY PERMITS

 

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

 

            Raymond Lentfer – to install a new driveway west of an existing one on the north side of the NW ¼ of Sec. 17-5-2, Belle Prairie Township;

            Stanley & Donna Schelkopf – to replace existing 20 ft. field driveway (located south of residential driveway) with a new 40 ft. driveway on the east side of the NE ¼ of Sec. 31-6-2, Chelsea Township;

            Joe Kaderabek – to install a new driveway on the north side of the NW ¼ of Sec. 32-6-1, just west of the corner, Glengary Township;

            Kimberley Lemke – to replace existing 12 ft. driveway with a new 40 ft. driveway on the south side of the SW ¼ of Sec. 29-6-3, Stanton Township;

            Ben Votipka – lower existing driveway culvert on the west side of the SW ¼ of Sec. 1-7-2, Madison Township; and

            Lynn Carlson – to widen existing driveway to 40 ft. on the east side of NE ¼ of Sec. 26-6-4, Momence Township

 

            Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

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

Nays: None

 

            The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

DITCH CLEANING PERMITS

 

            Yates moved and Capek seconded the motion to approve the following application for a permit to clean silt from a road ditch:

 

            Joe Kaderabek – to clean silt from a ditch adjoining the north side of the NW ¼ of Sec. 32-6-1 just west of corner, Glengary Township

 

            Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

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

Nays: None

 

            The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

OCCUPY COUNTY RIGHT-OF-WAY

 

            Galusha moved and Mueller seconded the motion to approve the following permit to occupy county right-of-way:

           

            Alltel Communications – to bury communication cable inside Sec. 8-7-2 running north and south, Madison Township.  Alltel agrees to restore the public roads where they will be working to the same condition as they were prior to their work, and will accomplish such restoration to the reasonable satisfaction of the Fillmore County Officials.

 

            Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

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

Nays: None

 

            The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

PROGRAM RESOLUTION

 

            After discussion, Mueller moved and Cerny seconded the motion to approve and sign the program resolution from Speece-Lewis Engineers on the bridge replacement in Sec. 15 & 22-7-1, Liberty Township Bridge.  Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

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

Nays: None

 

            The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

ENGINEERING AGREEMENT

 

 

            After discussion, Cerny moved and Yates seconded the motion to approve the engineering agreement for normal field survey, grading & culvert plans, bridge site survey, hydraulic analysis, bridge design and plans on Sec. 15 & 22-7-1, Liberty Township Bridge.  Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

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

Nays: None

 

            The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

CULVERT PIPE LETTING

 

            After discussion, Yates moved and Galusha seconded the motion to reject bids that were received on the culvert pipe letting and to use the open market to purchase as needed.  Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

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

Nays: None

 

            The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

911 SIGNS

 

            There was discussion on using 911 Budget money for the 911 signs that are placed in Fillmore County.  After discussion it was tabled to be discussed at budget time.

 

MOTOR GRADE BLADE LETTING

 

            After discussion, Cerny moved and Capek seconded the motion to pass on the motor grade blade letting scheduled for May 24, 2005 and buy on the open market as needed.  Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

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

Nays: None

 

            The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

APPROVE MAXIMUS CONTRACT

 

            Galusha moved and Yates seconded the motion to approve the Maximus contract for fiscal years 2004, 2005, and 2006.  Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

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

Nays: None

 

            The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

PRECINCT CONSOLIDATION

 

            After discussion, Cerny moved and Galusha seconded the motion to approve the proposed precinct and polling place consolidation beginning with the 2006 Election as follows:

           

            Hamilton Township will join Momence and Bryant Townships to vote in Shickley.  Belle Prairie, including Strang Village will join Chelsea and Stanton Townships to vote at the Geneva Fairgrounds.  Franklin Township, including Ohiowa Village will join Liberty and Glengary Townships to vote in Milligan.  North Geneva will move from the NPPD Bldg, South Geneva will move from the Courthouse and Madison Township will move from the CAMED room at the hospital and will all be voting at the Fillmore County Fairgrounds.  Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

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

Nays: None

 

            The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

ADOPTED NATIONAL INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM

 

            Emergency Manager Director, Terry Marshall submitted a resolution to adopt the National Incident Command System (NIMS).

 

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

 

RESOLUTION NO. 2005-10

 

            WHEREAS, the County of Fillmore has a responsibility to insure coordinated and efficient emergency and disaster response for its citizens; and

 

            WHEREAS, Homeland Security Directive (HSPD)-5 directs the development and administration of NIMS to provide a consistent nationwide approach for federal, state, local, and tribal governments to work together more effectively and efficiently to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from doestic incidents regardless of cause, size of or complexity; and

 

            WHEREAS, the National Incident Management System (NIMS) is recognized by the Federal Department of Homeland Security as the standardized incident command system for this coordinated response; and

 

            WHEREAS, the State of Nebraska has adopted the National Incident Command System (NIMS) through executive order 05-02 of Governor David Heineman; and under the authority and provisions of RRS 81-829.40 as the accepted standard guide to emergency and disaster response by all 1st responders with adherence will be expected; and

 

            WHEREAS, the NIMS standardized procedures for managing personnel, communications, facilities, and resources will improve the county’s ability to use federal funding to enhance local and state departmental/agency readiness, maintain first responder safety, and streamline the incident management process; and

 

            WHEREAS, under the authority of the Fillmore County Board Resolution 2003-45 passed on November 25th, 2003 the Fillmore County Board hereby directs that the National Incident Management System (NIMS) shall be the system used for management for the preparation for, response to and recovery from emergencies/disasters affecting all of Fillmore County and hereby directs that each department/agency/organization and elected officials who have emergency or disaster responsibilities to implement the structure of the National Incident Management System for Fillmore County including implementing NIMS into all emergency and operational procedures; and

 

            WHEREAS, the implementation of the National Incident Management System shall have a target date for full implementation by the end of September 2006 consistent with state and national implementation of NIMS nationwide.

 

            Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

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

Nays: None

 

            The Chairman declared the resolution adopted.

 

CLOSED SESSION FOR PERSONNEL

 

Yates moved and Cerny seconded the motion that 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, personnel items authorized by Statute to be discussed in closed session.

 

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

Nays: None

 

            The Chairman declared the motion carried and requested the Emergency Manager to remain.  Closed session began at 11:25 a. m.

 

RETURN TO REGULAR SESSION

 

            Mueller moved and Cerny seconded the motion to return to open session at 11:50 a. m.  Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

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

Nays: None

 

            The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

JAIL INSPECTION

 

            Everything looked good with the jail inspection.

 

COURTHOUSE PROJECT – ODDS & ENDS

 

            Agreed to install previously authorized security system buttons on the third floor and to finish the odds and ends that are left from the renovation of the courthouse.  Yates agreed to call the contractor to set up a time for completion.

 

SUBSTITUTION OF SECURITIES

 

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

 

RESOLUTION NO. 2005-11

 

SUBSTITUTING SECURITIES:

 

            RESOLVED, that Geneva State Bank of Geneva, Nebraska be permitted to substitute the following security held by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka, Trustee:

 

            Letter of Credit #4647, in the amount of $1,500,000.00

 

and that the following security be substituted:

 

            Letter of Credit #6624, in the amount of $1,500,000.00

 

            Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

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

Nays: None

 

            The Chairman declared the resolution adopted.

 

PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION

 

            Mueller moved and Yates seconded the motion to accepted the appointment of Tom D. Manning to replace Jim Zeleny who is resigning from the Planning & Zoning Commission.  Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

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

Nays: None

 

            The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

VENTILATION FAN FOR COMPUTER ROOM

 

            After discussion, Cerny moved and Capek seconded the motion to have a ventilation fan installed in the computer room by Schelkopf’s Engineering for $1,096.00.  Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

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

Nays: None                               Not Voting: Mueller

 

            The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

INTERNET ACCESS PROPOSAL

 

            Proposal from Lora Potts and Scott Neff of Dark Fiber Solutions/Galaxy Cable, Inc. for fiber optic based internet access.  Proposal was ordered placed in Clerk’s office for a future date.

 

POLICY ON BOARD AUTHORITY OVER NATURAL DRAINAGE

 

            After discussion with the County Attorney, Jill Cunningham and Deputy County Attorney, Howard Ach, it was decided that the County would follow State statutes regarding cleaning of natural drainage areas through private land County Highway Superintendent will send a letter out regarding cleaning out the natural drainage area, if no action is taken then a letter from the County Attorney’s office will be sent out.  County Attorney will draw up a Resolution for next board meeting.  Attending was Richard Kleinschmidt.

 

HARTFORD 457K

 

            After discussion there was no action taken on the Hartford 457K changes.

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ISSUE

 

            An announcement of the proposed Ethanol Plant was made stating that this could be one of the largest plants in Nebraska, employing 40 to 50 people.  It was discussed that the County would need to provide access off of Hwy. 81.  They are looking at three sites in Fillmore County and waiting for all permits to go through for further discussion and action.  The Chairman appointed Cerny and Galusha to attend the Ethanol Plant meetings and bring information to the Board.  Attending were Richard Kleinschmidt, Elmer Hessheimer, Lora Potts, Scott Neff and Patt Lentfer.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

            Agenda item “Employee Manual” was tabled until the April 26th meeting.  As there were no other items to come before the Board, the Chairman declared the meeting adjourned until 9:00 a. m. April 26, 2005.

 

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Attest                                                                           Chairman

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