May 24, 2005

 

            The Fillmore County Board of Supervisors convened in open and public session at 9:00 a.m. May 24, 2005, in the Courthouse Boardroom in Geneva, Nebraska with Chairman Kimbrough presiding.  Members present were Yates, Galusha, Mueller, Cerny, Capek, and Simacek.  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 3:55 p.m.

 

MINUTES APPROVED WITH CORRECTION

 

            Simacek moved and Yates seconded the motion to approve the minutes of May 10th regular meeting with the following correction: the following claim was listed as Courthouse Bond Fund paid to the Fillmore County Treasurer for interest and service charge in the amount of $37,148.75 and should have been listed as paid under the Highway Bond Fund.  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.

 

 

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

 

 

Joan Ackland

Mile

$162.00

Alltel

Ser

309.32

American Family Life Ins.

Ins

22.50

Ameritas Life Ins. Corp

Ret

3,847.45

Aramark Uniform Services, Inc.

Ser

152.53

Blue Valley Community Action Partnership

4th Quarter Ser

5,000.00

Carrot-Top Industries, Inc.

Sup

151.94

Chaney Chemical, Inc.

Sup

363.30

Karen Chapman

Mile

16.20

Marilyn Christiancy

Ret

25.00

City of Geneva

Rent

440.00

Dell Marketing, LP

Equi

1,866.72

Duckwall – Alco Stores, Inc.

Sup

3.99

Eakes Office Plus

Sup, Ser

252.12

Evercom

Sup

140.00

Executive Copier Systems

Ser

68.33

Fillmore Cty Court

Cost

449.94

Fillmore Cty Treasurer

Transfer, Post

327,842.91

Gambles

Sup

133.00

Garbage Company, Inc.

Ser

101.51

General Reporting Service

Fees

71.52

Geneva State Bank

SS

4,231.47

Geneva State Bank

Fees

25.00

Geneva Super Foods

Sup

57.50

Great Plains Appraisal

Ser

8,580.00

Norma Gregory

Ret

25.00

Frances Heinrichs

Mile

13.77

Hilty’s of Geneva

Sup

775.32

Hometown Leasing

Ser

374.00

JEO Consulting Group, Inc.

Ser

1,239.38

Jill’s Sweet Shop

Sup

39.32

Juror Fees

Jury

1,020.64

Kalkwarf & Smith Law Offices, LLC

Ser, Mile, Post

2,833.03

Stephen Kraviec

Ser, Post

1,572.93

Lease Consultants Corp

Ser

249.00

Ann H. McDonald

Ret

18.00

Microfilm Imaging Systems, Inc.

Rent

100.00

Mid-American Research Chemical Corp.

Sup

516.02

Naimon Enterprises

Sup, Serv

172.60

Nebr. Cty Attorneys Assoc.

Dues, Wksh

756.50

Nebr. National Bank

Ser

187.59

Nebr. Planning & Zoning Assoc.

Wksh

70.00

Nebr. Public Power District

Uti

796.97

Nebr. State Bar

Wksh

175.00

Nebr. Technology & Telecommunications, Inc.

Uti

1,150.08

PC Nuts

Equi, Sup

216.67

Quality Inn & Suites

Wksh

203.00

R.L. Polk & Co.

Sup

220.00

Secretary of State

Ser

20.00

Jerry Smith

Fee, Mile

528.80

Southwest NE RC&D – Route 6 Nebr.

Dues

100.00

State of Nebr. Dept. of Admin. Serv

Ser

45.72

State of Nebr. Dept. of Labor

Ser

30.00

State of Nebr. HHS Laboratory

Ser

75.00

Text & Data Technologies, Inc.

Ser

850.00

UN-L IS-Telecommunications

Uti

29.35

Weaver Pharmacy

Sup

133.81

Daniel L. Werner, PC, LLO

Ser

56.25

West-Lite Corp

Sup

711.25

York Jewelry Inc.

Misc

112.35

Payroll

Salaries

60,351.70

 

 

 

ROAD & BRIDGE FUND

 

 

American Family Life Assurance Co

Ins

47.35

Ameritas Life Ins. Corp

Ret

1,655.24

Dorchester Farmers Coop

Fuel, Sup

2,229.60

Fillmore County Shop

Post, Sup

26.01

Gambles of Geneva

Sup, Misc

62.10

Garbage Company

Uti

48.89

Geneva State Bank

SS

1,847.88

Ralph Gould

Ret

18.00

Grafton Mini Mart

Fuel

70.00

Grafton Oil

Fuel

684.56

Donovan Jirkovsky

Ret

25.00

Lichti Bros. Oil

Fuel

778.43

Nebr. Machinery

Parts, Sup

10,982.32

Nebr. Public Power

Uti

163.80

Nebr. Tech & Telecomm, Inc.

Uti

111.04

Nelson Petroleum

Fuel

1,433.66

Paul O’Brien, Britt O’Brien, & Mark O’Brien

Easement

25.00

Overland Sand & Gravel

Gravel

4,030.39

Perennial Public Power

Uti

36.08

Speece Lewis Engineers

Fees, Mile, Sup

4,767.98

Ferne, David, Dennis Stolzenburg & Dorothy Miller

Row & Easement

1,533.00

Superior Deshler, Inc.

Fuel

142.25

Village of Fairmont

Uti

23.72

Payroll

Salaries

25,398.27

 

 

 

ECONOMIC DEV – TOURISM

 

 

Fillmore County Development Corp.

Website,Post, Sup, Mile

155.71

 

 

 

MEDICAL/RELIEF

 

 

Weaver Pharmacy

Sup

325.21

 

 

 

INSTITUTIONS

 

 

State of Nebr. Health & Human Services

April Patient Care

453.00

 

 

 

SENIOR SERVICES

 

 

Ameritas Life Ins. Corp.

Ret

264.31

Geneva State Bank

SS

333.93

JoAnn Vavra

Ser

140.00

Payroll

Salaries

4,406.78

 

 

 

COPS GRANT FUND

 

 

Ameritas Life Ins. Corp

Ret

148.54

Geneva State Bank

SS

146.62

Payroll

Salaries

1,916.67

 

 

 

INHERITANCE TAX

 

 

Fillmore County Treasurer

Transfers

174,995.00

 

 

 

NOXIOUS WEED FUND

 

 

Ameritas Life Ins. Corp.

Ret

154.20

Geneva State Bank

SS

160.22

Payroll

Salaries

2,284.40

 

 

 

E911 COMMUNICATIONS FUND

 

 

Alltel Communications

Ser, Uti

948.41

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLAIMS APPROVED

 

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

 

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

Nays: None

 

            The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

COURTHOUSE SIGN ON HIGHWAY 81

 

            Mueller moved and Cerny seconded the motion to approve paying an additional $20.00 for the rent on the Courthouse sign located north of Hebron on Hwy. 81.  The rent was increased by $60.00 a year.  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.

 

REGION V CONTRACT

 

            After discussion, Cerny moved and Galusha seconded the motion to approve and sign the contract with Region V Systems for Emergency Protective Custody services for residents of Fillmore County.  There were no changes from last year’s contract.  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.

 

DISTRICT #12 PROBATION

 

            John McCarty, Jr., Chief Probation Officer mailed in the budget request for 2005-2006.  The budget request did not increase from last years budget figure of $2,633.61.  Action on the request will be taken during the budget process later this summer.

 

DRIVEWAY PERMITS

 

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

 

            Rich Girmus – to install a new driveway north of the existing driveway, and to remove the existing driveway on the east side of the SE ¼, Sec. 7-6-1, Glengary Township;

            Doris Wood and Ron Volkmer – to put a culvert in an existing driveway on the south side of the SE ¼, Sec. 28-5-2, Belle Prairie Township.

 

            Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

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

Nays: None                               Abstaining due to conflict of interest: Kimbrough

 

            The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

OCCUPY COUNTY RIGHT-OF-WAY

 

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

 

            Alltel Communications – to bury communications cable between Sections 29 and 30, T5N, R1W, Franklin 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: Kimbrough, Cerny, Mueller, Galusha, Capek, Yates, and Simacek

Nays: None

 

            The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

BRIDGE BETWEEN SECTION 1 & 12, MOMENCE

 

            Highway Superintendent, Hessheimer discussed that the bridge between Sections 1 and 12, Momence Township is too small to handle the water flow after a large rainfall.  After discussion, it was decided that the Supervisors would take a look at the bridge and table the discussion until the June 14th meeting.

 

UTILITY AGREEMENT

 

            After discussion, Galusha moved and Cerny seconded the motion to approve and sign the utility agreement with Kinder Morgan Pipeline Co. to move the existing gas meter off the Fillmore County Right-of-way on County Road 6, for the Shickley North project.  The estimated cost would amount to less than $500.00.  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.

 

BID LETTING ON COMMUNICATIONS TOWER

 

            The bid was opened at 10:00 a.m. as advertised on the construction of the 911 Communications Tower project in Geneva.  The following bid was received from: Platte Valley Communications of Hastings, Inc.  The turnkey price would be $304,216.00.

 

ACCEPT COMMUNICATIONS TOWER BID

 

            Mueller moved and Capek seconded the motion to accept the bid pending revised costs from Platte Valley Communications of Hastings, Inc.  Emergency Manager, Terry Marshall will work with Platte Valley Communications of Hastings, Inc. on a revised bid for the June 14th board meeting.  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.

 

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

 

            At the request of the County Assessor, Capek moved and Mueller seconded the motion to go into session as the Fillmore County Board of Equalization at 10:40 a.m.  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.

 

TAX CORRECTIONS

 

            Simacek moved and Yates seconded the motion to approve Tax Corrections 25-04 and 26-04 as presented by the County Assessor.  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.

 

VALUATION CHANGES

 

            Yates moved and Mueller seconded the motion to approve Valuation changes on file as presented by the County Assessor.  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.

 

RETURN TO REGULAR SESSION

 

            Yates moved and Mueller seconded the motion to adjourn as Board of Equalization and return to regular session of the Fillmore County Board of Supervisors at 10:55 a.m.  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.

 

SEMINAR DISCUSSION

 

            Dennis Kimbrough, Chairman, discussed the Board of Equalization seminar that he attended.  Dennis presented a few ideas of how other counties handle Board of Equalization protests.  Dennis and Amy Nelson, County Clerk, discussed the Blue Cross/Blue Shield meeting they attended.  They reviewed the advantages and disadvantages to the new Health Savings Account.  Blue Cross/Blue Shield is also implementing a new program at no cost called “Blue Partners”.  The County Clerk will send out a notice to all employees regarding information about this new program.

 

AUDIT REQUEST

 

            Mueller moved and Galusha seconded the motion the approve Randy Mierau, CPA to audit the Sheriff’s record keeping books, due to the resignation of an employee.  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.

 

APPOINTMENT TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE

 

            Cerny moved and Simacek seconded the motion to appoint Lynn Mussman to the Information Technology Committee.  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.

 

DEFICIT APPROPRIATION

 

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

 

RESOLUTION NO. 2005 - 16

 

            WHEREAS, all of the funds in the 2004-2005 budget for the District Judge have been expended due to unforeseen circumstances, and

 

            WHEREAS, it is necessary to have county funds available in these budgets to meet all obligations for the 2004-2005 budget year,

 

            NOW THEREFORE Be It Resolved by the Fillmore County Board of Supervisors that a need does exist for additional funds and that the sum of $7,500.00 be appropriated to the District Judge budget from the unused funds in the Miscellaneous account of the General Fund Budget for 2004-2005 of said county.

 

Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

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

Nays: None

 

            The Chairman declared the resolution adopted.

 

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, WAGE & HOUR DIVISION

 

            Steve Murray, Investigator from the U. S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division presented a training seminar to the Board.  Steve’s presentation was an informational training seminar so that the Board ensures that Fillmore County is in compliance with the U. S. Department of Labor standards.  Visitors were Jeannie Ackland, Merlin Ehmen, Joan Ackland, Barb Stephenson, Elmer Hessheimer, and Bill Burgess.

 

EXTENSION OFFICE

 

            Mary Novak, Office Manager and Jan Stoldorf, Fillmore County Extension Board member requested the approval of the board to cost share a laptop computer with the University of Nebraska.  The board approved the cost share of a laptop computer.  Mary will also research the possibility of getting a credit card for purchases.  The Extension office also has a copier that they would like to have declared as surplus.

 

SAFETY COMMITTEE

 

            Gerald Slezak reported that the safety committee is requesting the Board to implement a policy for entering and leaving the building after business hours.  After discussion, the Board asked that this item be tabled until the June 14th regular meeting to gather further information to implement this policy.

 

            Safety Committee is also requesting that the 3rd floor attic doors be locked at all times, due to safety.  Keys will be distributed to offices that have items stored or have a need in the attic.

 

PLANNING AND ZONING

 

            Planning and Zoning Administrator, Gerald Slezak requested the addition of an alternate to the Planning and Zoning Commission.  After discussion it was tabled to a later date for additional information.

 

RENAMING OF SCHLEGEL SUBDIVISION

 

            Planning and Zoning Administrator, Gerald Slezak submitted the name change from Schlegel Subdivision to Carlson Subdivision, located in the SE ¼, Sec. 11-5-4, Bryant Township.

 

Simacek moved and Yates seconded the motion to approve the renaming of the Schlegel Subdivision to Carlson Subdivision.  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.

 

WILDCAT SUBDIVISION SE ¼, SEC. 18-6-1

 

            Planning and Zoning Administrator, Gerald Slezak submitted the Wildcat Subdivision (listed on the agenda as the Christiancy Subdivision), located in the SE ¼, Sec. 18-6-1, Glengary Township.

 

            Yates moved and Mueller seconded the motion to approve the Wildcat 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 18. T6N, R1W, of the 6th P.M., Fillmore County, Nebraska, described as follows:  Beginning at the NE corner of said SE ¼; thence S00’00’00”W (assumed bearing) on the east line of said SE ¼, 760.00 feet; thence N45’19’14”W, 1068.77 feet to the north line of said SE ¼; thence N89’21’32”E on said North Line, 760.00 feet to the point of beginning.  Containing 6.63 acres more or less.

 

            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.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

            Agenda items “Appointments to Fillmore County Visitor’s Committee and Fillmore County Aging, and Policy of Entering and Leaving Building after hours” were tabled until the June 14th meeting.  As there were no other items to come before the Board, the Chairman declared the meeting adjourned until 9:00 a.m. June 14, 2005.

 

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Attest                                                                           Chairman