August 9, 2005

 

            The Fillmore County Board of Supervisors convened in open and public session at 9:00 a.m., August 9, 2005, in the Courthouse Boardroom in Geneva, Nebraska with Chairman Kimbrough presiding.  Members present were Cerny, Simacek, Yates, Capek, Galusha, and Mueller.  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 7:31 p.m.

 

FEE REPORTS

 

            Cerny moved and Simacek seconded the motion to approve the following fee reports for July 2005:

 

Sheriff: $1,099.26          County Clerk: $7,871.15                        Clerk of District Court: $248.00

 

            Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

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

Nays: None

 

            The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

MINUTES APPROVED WITH CORRECTION

 

            Capek moved and Yates seconded the motion to approve the minutes of the July 26, 2005 meeting, with the following correction: the bid letting for a new road grader will be taken with the option to trade in the 1990 John Deere road grader or to have no trade in.  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 abbreviation describe the expenditures: Equip – equipment, HDM’s – home delivered meals, Insur – 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

 

 

AM Publications

Sup

$33.00

Howard F. Ach

Rent, Copies, Post, Sup, Misc

2,924.18

Alltel

Uti

512.77

American Legion Emblem Sales

Sup

216.62

Ameritas Life Insurance Corp

Ret

841.21

Aquila

Uti

56.88

John Becker

Mtgs, Mile

46.06

Larry Biester

Mtgs, Mile

33.10

Blue Cross / Blue Shield

Insur

13,579.69

Thomas Boyer

Mtgs, Mile

19.79

William L. Burgess

Meals, Uni

41.69

Daryl L. Callenius

Uni

35.00

Cen Tec Cast Metal Products

Sup

151.50

Century Lumber CenterGeneva

Sup

82.98

City of Geneva

Uti

681.10

DAS Communications

Ser

350.00

DAS Materiel Interagency Billing

Sup

29.04

Dell Marketing, L. P.

Equip

6,018.05

Robert Dumpert

Mtgs, Mile

24.65

Eakes Office Plus

Sup

1,282.06

Earl’s Window Service

Ser

4.00

Sharon Elznic

Mtgs, Mile

37.96

F & S Supply Co., Inc.

Sup

62.91

Fillmore County Court

Costs

780.36

Fillmore County Treasurer

Post, Dues

777.00

Fort Dearborn Life Insurance

Insur

200.84

Galls

Sup

25.48

Gambles

Sup

33.49

Teri Gemar

Mile

25.11

Geneva State Bank

SS

1,221.84

Hall County Court

Copies

6.00

Lyle Heinrichs

Mtgs, Mile

25.46

Hometown Leasing

Ser

422.50

Steve A. Julich

Uni

35.00

Ralph Kassik

Mtgs, Mile

23.03

Kelch Plumbing, Heating, & Refrigeration, Inc.

Rep, Ser

901.25

Kerry’s Auto Repair & Service

Rep

21.84

Knoche Appraisal & Consulting, L. L. C.

Ser

1,460.00

Stephen J. Kraviec

Ser, Post

1,574.00

Letter Publications

Subscription

247.00

Thomas Manning

Mtgs, Mile

39.58

MIPS/County Solutions

Ser

5,731.95

McIlnay & Company

Rep

160.00

Morley Most

Mtgs, Mile

49.30

Richard Mueller / Tom Biegert

Rent

625.00

Naber’s Repair Service

Sup

12.30

National Assoc. of Veterans Service Officers

Dues

30.00

The Nebraska Signal

Ads, Pro

993.60

Nelson Petroleum Co.

Fuel

751.53

Nick’s Farm Store Co.

Sup

51.08

Merle Noel

Mtgs, Mile

37.96

Reg Noel

Mtgs, Mile

47.68

Mary Novak

Mile

39.69

PC Nuts

Web, Sup

1,230.95

Post Master

Rent

38.00

Quinlan Publishing Group

Subscription

154.35

Ralph’s Geneva Tire & Service

Rep, Sup

70.50

Redfield & Company, Inc.

Sup

348.45

Steven G. Roemmich

Uni

35.00

Patty Scarborough

Mile

20.25

Seiler & Parker, P. C.

Fees, Ser

1,007.00

State of NE, Dept. of Correctional Services

Sup

60.00

Veterans of Foreign Wars Supply Dept.

Sup

107.20

Wm. F. McCormick, Inc.

Rep

143.00

York County Sheriff’s Office/York Co. Jail

Boarding Prisoners

2,860.00

Payroll

Salaries

16,361.47

 

 

 

ROAD & BRIDGE

 

 

Ace Irrigation & Mfg.

Culverts

17,266.16

Alltel

Uti

112.36

American Family Life Assurance Co.

Insur

47.35

Ameritas Life Insurance Corp.

Ret

1,638.48

Aquila

Uti

71.92

Auto Value Parts Stores

Parts, Sup

130.39

Blue Cross / Blue Shield

Insur

10,612.69

Business World Products

Ser

29.25

CDW Government, Inc.

Equip

138.99

City of Geneva

Uti

47.60

Conoco Phillips Fleet

Fuel

526.38

Farm Plan

Parts, Sup

909.57

Filter Care of Nebraska

Parts

37.85

Fort Dearborn Life Insurance Co.

Insur

124.04

Geneva Activity & Education Department

Sup

90.00

Geneva Carquest

Parts, Sup

81.56

Geneva State Bank

SS

1,817.09

Grafton Oil

Fuel

727.56

Heath, Inc.

Rep

50.00

Heath Machine Shop

Rep, Parts

499.26

Jill’s Sweet Shop

Misc

46.22

Lichti Bros Oil Co., Inc.

Fuel

772.44

Michl Service

Fuel

50.00

Nebraska Iowa Fasteners Corp

Sup

317.78

Nelson Petroleum Co.

Fuel, Sup

2,426.80

Nichols Construction

Gravel

28,450.90

Nick’s Farm Store Co.

Sup

7.48

Perennial Public Power

Uti

20.11

Power Plan

Parts

1,010.27

Ralph’s Geneva Tire

Rep, Sup

51.75

Sutton Lumber

Sup

1,344.00

Texaco / Shell

Fuel

54.25

Thermo King Christensen

Parts

14.49

Transit Works

Sup

6.31

Village of Fairmont

Uti

15.23

Payroll

Salaries

25,017.45

 

 

 

MEDICAL / RELIEF

 

 

Weaver Pharmacy

Sup

268.48

 

 

 

SENIOR SERVICES

 

 

Janet Bartak

Mile

73.66

Blue Cross / Blue Shield

Insur

912.92

Dawg’s Smokehouse Café

HDM’s

89.45

Don’s Signs

Sup

374.83

Exeter Care Center

HDM’s

171.50

Exeter Golden Agers

USDA – May

53.58

Fairmont Aging Services

USDA – May

129.96

Fort Dearborn Life Insurance Co.

Insur

11.30

Geneva Senior Center

USDA – May, Uti, Rent, Misc

794.55

Nancy Kohler

Mile, Sup

307.67

Elizabeth Mattox Manning

Ser

130.00

Ron’s Tavern

HDM’s

160.00

Rhonda Stokebrand

Mile

42.32

 

 

 

HOSPITAL OPERATING FUND

 

 

Fillmore County Hospital

July Taxes Col

1,915.63

 

 

 

NOXIOUS WEED FUND

 

 

Alltel

Uti

39.67

Blue Cross / Blue Shield

Insur

456.46

Conoco Phillips Fleet

Fuel

295.83

Merlin Ehmen

Sup, Rent

222.90

Ekeler Repair

Rep

61.44

Fort Dearborn Life Insurance Co.

Insur

1.42

Geneva Activity & Ed Dept.

Sup

45.00

Geneva State Bank

SS

71.69

Grafton Mini Mart

Fuel

548.77

Platte Valley Communications

Sup

30.90

Payroll

Salaries

937.13

 

CLAIMS APPROVED

 

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

 

USDA WILDLIFE REVIEW

 

            Spencer Nelson, from United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and Wildlife Services informed that Board that Fillmore County has one more year contracted with the USDA, for $6,052.00 a year.  Spencer said that Fillmore County is very good in calling him for any wildlife problems as soon as they see there is a need.  Spencer also informed the Board that the USDA can also help with disease control, if a situation occurred.

 

DRIVEWAY PERMIT

 

            Yates moved and Capek seconded the motion to approve the following application for a driveway permit:

 

            Burt Partners – to move existing driveway 200 ft. to the east of the existing driveway, in the SW ¼, Section 5-7-3, Geneva Township.

 

]           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.

 

OCCUPY COUNTY RIGHT-OF-WAY

 

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

 

            Alltel – to bury communications cable between the E ½ of Section 24-5-3, Hamilton Township and the W ½ of Section 19-5-2, Belle Prairie 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: Cerny, Mueller, Galusha, Capek, Yates, Simacek, and Kimbrough

Nays: None

 

            The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

OCCUPY COUNTY RIGHT-OF-WAY

 

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

 

            Perennial, P. P. D. – to bury underground power line between the W NW ¼ of Section 18-8-1, Exeter Township and the E NE ¼, Section 13-8-2, Fairmont Township.  Perennial, P. P. D. 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, Simacek, Kimbrough, and Cerny

Nays: None

 

            The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

PROGRAM RESOLUTION FOR PROJECT C-30 (331) SEC. 33/34-7-2, MADISION TOWNSHIP

 

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

 

RESOLUTION 2005-23

 

            WHEREAS:  Certain roads and streets in said county have been designated as being eligible for federal funds by the Federal Highway Administration in compliance with federal laws pertaining thereto, and,

 

            WHEREAS:  Said county desires to improve a certain portion of the county road system in said county, more fully described hereinafter, now therefore,

 

            BE IT RESOLVED:  That the Department of Roads is hereby requested to act for said county and to program for construction that portion of county road described as beginning 0.15 miles south of the NW corner of Section 34-7-2; thence north 0.20 miles and resuming 0.06 mile west of the NW corner of Section 34-7-2; thence east 0.15 miles (1.0 miles north and 2.5 miles east of Geneva, NE), and which construction includes: grading, culvers, CBC, surfacing, and other improvements to wit: R. O. W. Acquisition and Utility Relocation.

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED:  That the chairman of the county board is authorized to sign this resolution on behalf of said board and that the county board hereby approves the above contemplated construction prior to first submitting of said project to the Federal Highway Administration.

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED:  That sufficient funds of said county are now, or will be, available and are hereby pledged to the Department of Roads in the amount and at the required time for the purpose of matching federal funds available for the contemplated construction.

 

            Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

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

Nays: Capek, and Simacek

 

            The Chairman declared the resolution adopted.

 

SERVICE CONTRACT FOR CARE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

 

            Simacek moved and Yates seconded the motion to approve and sign the Service Contract for the Care Management Program with the Lincoln Area Agency on Aging.  The Care Management Unit agrees to pay Fillmore County for each hour of care management services, as defined by Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services regulations, provided to eligible older residents of Fillmore County.  Fillmore County shall be paid a rate of Twenty-Five ($25.00) dollars per hour for the delivery of care management services for the period of July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006, not to exceed $16,000.00 a year.  Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

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

Nays: None                                          Absent: Cerny

 

            The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

APPOINTMENTS TO PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD

 

            Simacek moved and Mueller seconded the motion to appoint Sharon Elznic, Tom Boyer, Morley Most, and Dave Manning to the Planning and Zoning Board for a three year term beginning July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2008.  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.

 

APPOINT ALTERNATE TO PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD

 

            Yates moved and Galusha seconded the motion to appoint Merle Noel as an alternate for District #7 to the Planning and Zoning Board.  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.

 

FLOOD PLAIN PERMITS

 

            Planning and Zoning Administrator, Gerald Slezak clarified with the board pertaining to flood plain permits which was discussed at the July 26th meeting.  Slezak informed the board that there would be a notice with each tax statement to inform all tax payers that if they live in a flood plain that they need to obtain a building permit for substantial repairs, due from a flood.

 

FLOOD PLAIN DESIGNATION FOR TODD LEININGER

 

            Planning and Zoning Administrator, Gerald Slezak informed the board that due to a new bridge that was installed in Section 30-7-4, Bennett Township that Todd Leininger’s house was now in a flood plain.  After reviewing Lewis’ survey when the project was complete, Lewis felt that the flood plain would only raise about 0.19 feet.  The Board asked that Gerald and Elmer Hessheimer talk to Jerry Lewis and the State NRD regarding this issue.

 

GIS

 

            After discussion, Mueller moved and Cerny seconded the motion to proceed with Marcus Tooze and GIS Workshop in purchasing all three layers of the GIS system.  The three layers include: Assessor GIS, Rural Improvement Photography, and Internet Map System per the proposal.  GIS Workshop has offered Fillmore County a zero percent financing deal of $38,500.00 a year for three years, for a total cost of $115,500.00.  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.

 

BURLINGTON NORTHERN SANTA FE RR CULVERT

 

            Rex Brown discussed that the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad culvert was blocked in Section 29-8-2, Fairmont Township.  Rex wanted to inform the Board, that he has contacted Burlington Northern several times about cleaning out this culvert.  Rex said at this time that the Railroad has removed the rock and that Gary Swanson from Burlington Northern contacted him and that they would put a liner through the culvert to prevent further damage.

 

GAGE COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY

 

            Shawn Weise, Gage County Regional Homeland Security Exercise Training Officer, informed the Board that he would be assisting Fillmore, Jefferson, Saline, Thayer, and Gage counties in training, planning, exercise, and grant management on a multi-county regional level to insure further development on Homeland Security preparedness for Emergency Management, first responders, elected officials, and the citizens of our State.  Shawn will be providing a National Incident Management System (NIMS) training for all elected officials, fire departments, EMS, law enforcement, and any other department that need this training.  The Board and Shawn decided to wait until late Fall to have these training courses offered.  Fillmore County Emergency Manager, Terry Marshall and the Board will discuss these training sessions at a later date.

 

REGION V, PREVENTION CENTER

 

            Sandy Morrissey, Director of Region V Prevention Center (RPC), Amy Reynoldson, Resource Development Specialist, and Derek Effle, Prevention Specialist informed the Board that they were working with 16 counties at developing and maintaining relationships.  During 2004-2005 RPC have developed a Methamphetamine Advisory Board, a Regional Coalition, a Youth Action Board and assisted in technical assistance for existing prevention county coalitions and continue to work at building coalitions in counties that are not yet organizing substance abuse prevention efforts.

 

            Ted Dondlinger, Co-Chair of Fillmore County Coalition informed the Board that they are working closely with Region V Prevention Center and the youth of Fillmore County to get the awareness out about Fillmore Counties substance abuse prevention efforts.  Sandy Morrissey told the Board that Fillmore County is in the lead with getting the youth of Fillmore County involved.  Ted also informed the Board that they would be conducting a Risk and Protective Factor Student Survey in the schools this fall to get our own data to work with, to allow the Fillmore County Coalition to receive some Federal Grants.

 

INFORMAL BUDGET REVIEW

 

            Informal budget reviews for 2005-2006 budgets were held.  The following proposed budgets were reviewed:

 

            Board, Clerk, Register of Deeds, Elections, Treasurer, Data Processing, Assessor, Surveyor, Planning & Zoning, County Court, Juvenile Diversion, Civil Defense, Sheriff, Jail, Law Enforcement Grant, Drug Law Enforcement, Miscellaneous, Employment Security, Medical/Relief, Institutions, Waste Oil, and Lottery – Keno Fund.

 

            Several suggestions for changes were made.  Final action will not be taken until the budget hearing in September.

 

LAW ENFORCEMENT

 

Law Enforcement for the City of Geneva was discussed at an open and public meeting with the City Council of Geneva, Mayor of Geneva – Rod Norrie, City Attorney – Joe Bixby, City Administrator – Bob Higel, members of the City of Geneva, Fillmore County Sheriff – Bill Burgess, Deputy County Attorney – Howard Ach, and the Fillmore County Board of Supervisors.  After discussion, Tom Ortgies moved and John Westfall seconded the motion to authorize the Mayor to enter into negotiations with the Fillmore County Sheriff and the Fillmore County Board to create an Interlocal Agreement to provide police protection and services to the citizens of the City of Geneva.

 

            Cerny moved and Yates seconded the motion for the Fillmore County Board of Supervisors and Fillmore County Sheriff, Bill Burgess to enter into negotiations with the City of Geneva to provide police protection and services to the City of Geneva.  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.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

            As there were no other items to come before the Board, the Chairman declared the meeting adjourned until 9:00 a.m. August 23, 2005.

 

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Attest                                                                           Chairman