May 10, 2005

 

The Fillmore County Board of Supervisors convened in open and public session at 9.00 a.m. May 10, 2005, in the Courthouse Boardroom in Geneva, Nebraska with Chairman Kimbrough presiding.   Members present were Yates, Galusha, Mueller, Cerny, Simacek and Capek.  Capek was absent after 12:00 noon.  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 1:37 p.m.

 

MINUTES APPROVED

 

            Yates moved and Cerny seconded the motion to approve the minutes of the April 26th regular meeting of the Board.  Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

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

Nays: None

 

            The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

WASTE REDUCTION & RECYCLING FUND AWARD

 

            Patt Lentfer from Fillmore County Development Corp. informed the Board that Fillmore County was awarded an Incentive Grant for Waste Reduction and Recycling.  After discussion it was decided to hold a Tire Recycling day in March 2006.

 

ROUTE 6 NEBRASKA

 

            Patt Lentfer also presented a letter from the Route 6 Travel Association to the Board.  The Association is asking for $100.00 in dues from each county through which the highway passes for use in promoting the road as a more leisurely route to travel than I-80.  Route 6 still follows most of the original route through Nebraska.

 

            Simacek moved and Mueller seconded to pay $100.00 for 2005 Route 6 Nebraska Tourism Association dues.  Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

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

Nays: None

 

            The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

COURTHOUSE SIGN ON HIGHWAY 81

           

            Mueller moved and Yates seconded the motion to approve paying $200.00, which is 1/3 of the rent on the Courthouse sign located north of Hebron on Hwy. 81.  The Tourism Committee and the Geneva Chamber of Commerce has also agreed to each pay a 1/3 of the rent.  Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

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

Nays: None

 

            The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

BOX CULVERT PROJECT IN MADISON

 

            Madison Township Board members, Tom Novak and Tom D. Manning met with the Board about the proposed box culvert at the intersection of Road L and 16 in Madison Township.  After discussion it was decided to have a public hearing on June 28, 2005 at 10:00 a.m.

 

APPROVE CHANGE ORDER FOR CONCRETE BOX CULVERT

 

            Yates moved and Capek seconded the motion to approve the change order on the concrete box culvert for Sections 15 – 22 Belle Prairie Township.  Change order is due to unsuitable material under the box culvert, that crushed rock stabilization is required.  The amount of the change order is $4,342.00, which includes all material, labor, transportation, profit, and overhead.  Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

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

Nays: None

 

            The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

APPROVE SHICKLEY QUINCE STREET PAVING PROJECT

 

            Yates moved and Mueller seconded the motion to approve Project No. STPE-2725(6), in Shickley, to pave Quince Street extending 0.69 mile north from the south edge of Shickley to Highway 74, this project will begin in 2007.  The Federal-Aid Surface Transportation Programs funds will be used for part of this project.  Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

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

Nays: None

 

            The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

APPROVE GENEVA 1ST STREET PAVING PROJECT

 

            Galusha moved and Yates seconded the motion to approve Project No. STPE-2727(2), in Geneva, to pave 1st Street extending 0.73 mile to the north from Highway 41, this project will begin in 2007.  The Federal-Aid Surface Transportation Programs funds will be used for part of this project.  Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

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

Nays: None

 

            The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

EMERGENCY DECLARED TO ADD ITEM TO AGENDA

 

            At the request of the Highway Superintendent Hessheimer, Simacek moved and Cerny seconded the motion to declare an emergency in order to add an item to the agenda, said item to purchase the Lauber property.  Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

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

Nays: None

 

            The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

APPROVE PURCHASE OF PROPERTY

 

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

 

RESOLUTION 2005 – 13

 

            A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE EXECUTION OF A LAND PURCHASE AGREEMENT BETWEEN CLAITON H. LAUBER AND CAMILLA LAUBER AND FILLMORE COUNTY.

 

            BE IT RESOLVED, By the Board of Supervisors of the County of Fillmore, in the State of Nebraska, that this Board hereby approves and authorized that acquisition of land, by the County of Fillmore through a Purchase Agreement with Claiton H. Lauber and Camilla Lauber.  Legal description of Purchase Agreement is all of Lot Forty-Four (44), Austin Knowler’s First Addition to the City of Geneva, Fillmore County, Nebraska, except the north twenty-two (22) feet thereof.  The Purchase Agreement shall include the following terms, with such charges as are deemed reasonable or necessary by the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors.  Purchase Amount: $3,000.00; Survey: $200.00 to be paid by Claiton H. & Camilla Lauber; Title Commitment: Karen West will handle and Fillmore County is required to pay.

 

Settlement and closing of the Purchase Agreement shall be on May ???, 2005.  Fillmore County shall send payment to owner of acquisition property following receiving a signed Purchase Agreement.

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Chairman or Vice Chairman of the Board of Supervisors and the County Clerk are hereby authorized and directed to sign the Purchase Agreement and related documents.

 

            This Resolution shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage.

 

            Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

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

Nays: None

 

            The Chairman declared the resolution adopted.

 

EMERGENCY DECLARED TO ADD ITEM TO AGENDA

 

            At the request of Highway Superintendent Hessheimer, Mueller moved and Simacek seconded the motion to declare an emergency in order to add an item to the agenda, said item a patching proposal.  Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

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

Nays: None

 

            The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

PATCHING PROPOSAL

 

            After discussion, Yates moved and Galusha seconded the motion to approve J & L Paving to patch 1st Street in Geneva and Quince Street in Shickley, before it is armor coated it.  Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

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

Nays: None

 

            The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

ROADS DISCUSSION

 

            Highway Superintendent Hessheimer and the Board discussed what effects a change in County Government to Commissioners would have on the roads department.  Hessheimer didn’t think that it would affect the roads department very much.

 

WASTE OIL SALARY

 

            After discussion is was determined that the Waste Oil employee’s salary will be addressed at budget time like all other county employees.

 

BLUE VALLEY COMMUNITY ACTION

 

            Rick Nation, Robin Edson and Sandi Danskin of Blue Valley Community Action presented the annual report and the budget request for 2005-2006.  The budget request for the county increased to $3,571.00 or $70.00 more than for 2004-2005.  Action on the request will be taken during the budget process later this summer.

 

CONTRACTING WITH GENEVA WELDING AND SUPPLY, INC.

 

            County Attorney submitted a resolution for contracting with Steven Yates and Geneva Welding and Supply, Inc.  After discussion Cerny moved and Simacek seconded the introduction of the following resolution:

 

RESOLUTION 2005 – 14

 

CONCERNING CONTRACT WITH GENEVA WELDING & SUPPLY, INC.

 

            WHEREAS, Steven Yates is a member of the Board of Supervisors of Fillmore County, Nebraska;

 

            WHEREAS, Steven Yates is the sole proprietor of a business operated in Geneva, Fillmore County, Nebraska under the name of Geneva Welding and Supply, Inc.; and

 

            WHEREAS, the County of Fillmore on a regular basis does business with Geneva Welding and Supply, Inc.;

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Supervisors of Fillmore County, Nebraska does hereby approve the purchase of merchandise and material from Steven Yates doing business as Geneva Welding and Supply, Inc., and the sale by Steven Yates of merchandise and material to the County of Fillmore on a per invoice basis in an amount not to exceed $5,000.00, without the prior approval by virtue of a resolution passed by the Board of Supervisors of Fillmore County, Nebraska;

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the Board of Supervisors directs that the Clerk of Fillmore County, Nebraska, maintain a separate ledger relative to any purchases made by representative of the County of Fillmore from Geneva Welding and Supply, Inc., or contracts for the purchase of any material, which ledger contains the following information as provided for by Nebraska Revised Statute §49-14, 103.02:

 

1)       Names of the contracting parties;

2)       Nature of the interest of the officer in question;

3)       Date that the contract was approved by the governing body;

4)       Amount of the contract; and

5)       Basic terms of the contract.

 

Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

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

Nays: None                                           Abstaining due to conflict of interest: Yates

 

            The Chairman declared the resolution adopted.

 

FEE REPORTS

 

            Yates moved and Simacek seconded the motion to approve the following fee reports for April 2005:

 

County Clerk: $10,358.75                                   Clerk of District Court: $295.00

 

            Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

Ayes: Yates, Simacek, 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

Rent, copies, post, misc

$2,914.43

Alltel

Uti

487.67

Ameritas Life Ins. Corp.

Insu

616.79

Aquila

Uti

384.09

Blue Cross/Blue Shield

Insu

12,498.20

William L. Burgess

Uni, meals

52.80

Daryl L. Callenius

Uni, meals

41.95

Century Lumber Center-Geneva

Sup

7.49

City of Geneva

Uti

114.00

DAS Communications

Rent

350.00

Douglas County Sheriff

Ser

15.50

Eakes Office Plus

Sup, Furnt

3,053.85

Earl’s Window Service

Ser

4.00

Executive Copier Systems

Ser

66.65

Fillmore Co Dev. Corp

3rd Quarter Budget

8,750.00

Fillmore Co Sheriff

Fees

390.35

Fillmore Co Treasurer

Post, Wksh

1,374.87

Ft Dearborn Life Ins. Co

Insu

189.54

Galls Incorporated

Rep

66.92

Geneva State Bank

SS

898.57

Jeremy Goeken

Uni, meals

46.75

Terry Hejny

Mile

19.00

Hometown Leasing

Ser

211.25

Jill’s Sweet Shop

Sup

18.73

Steve Julich

Uni

35.00

Kerry’s Auto Repair

Main, rep

404.90

Terry Marshall

Sup, Uti

449.03

Mid America Vision Center

Ser

196.00

MIPS/Co Solutions, LLC

Ser

1,736.81

Richard Mueller/Tom Biegert

Rent

625.00

Nebraska Signal

Ads, Pro, Sup

1,892.89

Nebr Supreme Court Pub Office

Sup

350.00

Amy Nelson

Mile

57.00

Nelson Petroleum Co

Fuel

405.37

Mary Novak

Mile

60.75

Parade of Flags

Sup

231.95

Deanna Peshek

Mile

30.37

Phillips 66

Fuel

1,454.29

Ralph’s Geneva Tire & Ser

Rep, maint

579.86

Redfield & Co, Inc.

Sup

374.73

Steven Roemmich

Uni

35.00

Patty Scarborough

Mile

12.96

Seiler & Parker, PC

Fees, serv

3,580.12

St of Nebr Crime Commission

Sup

14.00

St of Nebr Dept Correction

Boarding prisoners

2,055.42

Thayer Co Sheriff

Fees

24.57

York Co Sheriff Dept

Boarding prisoner

220.00

Payroll

Salaries

12,135.15

 

 

 

ROAD & BRIDGE

 

 

Ace Irrigation & Mfg

Culverts

13,935.10

Alltel

Uti

67.80

American Family Life Ins. Co

Insu

47.35

Ameritas Life Ins Corp

Insu

1,653.28

Aquila

Uti

346.99

Auto Value Parts Stores

Sup

118.60

Blue Cross/Blue Shield

Insu

10,107.27

Business World Products

Ser

56.30

Casey’s General Store

Fuel

62.84

Century Lumber

Sup

101.44

City of Geneva

Uti

56.90

Don’s Signs

Signs

233.75

Ft Dearborn Life Ins Co

Insu

124.04

Geneva Carquest

Sup

547.63

Geneva Implement

Sup

59.07

Geneva State Bank

SS

1,845.66

Geneva Welding & Supply

Sup

70.91

Jill’s Sweet Shop

Misc

23.31

Heath Inc

Rep

50.00

Heath Machine Shop

Rep, maint

142.52

Elmer Hessheimer

Sup

13.45

Lichti Bros. Oil

Fuel

13,130.47

Midwest Service & Sales

Sup

52.72

Nebr Bolt

Sup

119.10

Nebr Dept of Roads

By-pass project

1,537.79

Nebr/Iowa Industrial Fasteners

Sup

156.85

Nebr Truck & Equip

Parts

53.15

Nelson Petroleum

Fuel, Sup

1,156.46

Newman Traffic Signs

Signs

2,069.82

Nichols Construction

Gravel

47,847.20

Nick’s Farm Store

Sup

7.75

Thomas R. O’Brien

Easement

50.00

Perennial Public Power

Uti

30.88

Phillips 66 Co

Fuel

1,558.66

Power Plan

Rep, Sup, Maint

1,264.24

Ralph’s Geneva Tire & Ser

Tires, Ser

3,090.66

Texaco

Fuel

101.75

Van Kirk Bros. Contracting

App. #1

46,077.80

Payroll

Salaries

25,369.21

 

 

 

ECONOMIC DEV-TOURISM

 

 

Siegel Display Products

Sup

304.39

 

 

 

SENIOR SERVICES FUND

 

 

Janet Bartak

Mile, Ser

77.62

Blue Cross/Blue Shield

Insu

869.44

Dawg’s Smokehouse Café

HDM’s

98.18

Judy Dondlinger

Ser

130.00

Exeter Care Center

HDM’s

227.50

Exeter Golden Agers

USDA-Feb, 4th Qt Adv.

299.59

Fairmont Aging Services

USDA-Feb, 4th Qt Adv.

1,793.63

Fillmore Co Rural Transit

Mile

15.00

Ft Dearborn Life Ins. Co

Insu

11.30

Geneva Senior Center

UDSA-Feb, Uti, Rent, Misc

2,865.92

Susan Kerl

Ser

99.67

Nancy Kohler

Mile, Sup

191.92

Jeannine Krejci

Ser

130.00

Elizabeth Mattox Manning

Ser

130.00

Nebraska Signal

Ad

24.00

Ron’s Tavern

HDM’s

172.00

Rhonda Stokebrand

Mile

61.96

 

 

 

COPS GRANT FUND

 

 

Blue Cross/Blue Shield

Insu

434.72

Ft Dearborn Life Ins. Co

Insu

5.65

 

 

 

COURTHOUSE BOND FUND

 

 

Fillmore Co Treasurer

Prin, Int

83,110.00

Fillmore Co Treasurer

Int, Ser Chg

37,148.75

 

 

 

HOSPITAL OPERATING FUND

 

 

Fillmore Co Hospital

Taxes

23,012.64

 

 

 

NOXIOUS WEED FUND

 

 

Alltel

Uti

39.75

Blue Cross/Blue Shield

Insu

434.72

Phillips 66 Co

Fuel

36.49

Merlin Ehmen

Rent

210.00

Ekeler Repair

Rep, Ser

1,002.61

Ft Dearborn Life Ins Co

Insu

2.26

Nebraska Signal

Ads

168.00

Platte Valley Comm – Grand Island

Sup

41.20

 

 

 

 

CLAIMS APPROVED

 

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

 

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

Nays: None                               Abstaining due to conflict of interest: Yates

 

            The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

SCHLEGEL SUBDIVISION SE ¼, SEC. 11-5-4

 

            Planning and Zoning Administrator submitted the Schlegel Subdivision, located in the SE ¼ of Sec. 11-5-4, Bryant Township.

 

            Simacek moved and Yates seconded the motion to approve the Schlegel Subdivision application, contingent upon the required signatures being on the plat when filed with the County Clerk’s office, and described as follows:

 

            A tract of land located in the SE ¼ of Section 11, T5N, R4W, of the 6th P. M., Fillmore County, Nebraska, described as follows:  Commencing at the SE corner of said SE ¼; thence N00’00’00”E (Assumed bearing) on the east line of said SE ¼, 282.00 feet to the point of beginning; thence N90’00’00”W, 183.00 feet; thence N00’00’0”E parallel with the east line of said SE ¼, 595.85 feet to the northerly R.O.W. line of the abandoned Fremont, Elkhorn, and Missouri Valley Railroad company; thence N23’53’36”E on said northerly R.O.W. line, 370.34 feet; thence N90’00’00”E, 33.00 feet to the east line of said SE ¼; thence S00’00’00”W on said east line, 934.45 feet to the point of beginning, containing 3.34 acres more or less.

 

            Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

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

Nays: None

 

            The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

TO ADD SECURITIES

 

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

 

RESOLUTION 2005 – 15

 

            RESOLVED, that the Geneva State Bank of Geneva, Nebraska be allowed to add the following securities issued by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka, KS:

 

            Irrevocable Letter of Credit #6833 in the amount of $2,500,000.00, effective April 27, 2005 through May 31, 2005.

 

            Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

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

Nays: None

 

            The Chairman declared the resolution adopted.

 

BLUE CROSS / BLUE SHIELD

 

            Effective July 1, 2005 Blue Cross / Blue Shield premiums will increase 5% from last year.

 

EMPLOYEE MANUAL

 

            Sick day bank and dress code were the two employee manual issues that were discussed.  Employees have had a few questions concerning these issues.  The Board decided that they needed to ask the County Attorney a few questions and then address the issues at a late date.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

            Agenda items “Appointment to Information Technology Committee and Appointment to Fillmore County Aging” were tabled until the May 24th meeting.  As there were no other items to come before the Board, the Chairman declared the meeting adjourned until 9:00 a.m. May 24, 2005.

 

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Attest                                                                           Chairman

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