The Fillmore County Board of Supervisors convened in open and public session at 9:00 a.m., August 8, 2006, in the Courthouse Boardroom in Geneva, Nebraska with Chairman Mueller presiding.  Members present were Cerny, Kimbrough, Yates, Capek, Galusha, and Simacek.  The County Clerk was present to record the minutes of the meeting.

 

            Notice of 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 12:05 p.m.

 

MINUTES APPROVED

 

            Chairman of the Board, Mueller declared the minutes approved as presented.

 

FEE REPORTS

 

            Kimbrough moved and Simacek seconded the motion to approve the fee reports for July 2006:

 

County Clerk: $5,543.59 (State $2,659.29 & County $2,884.30)

Clerk of District Court: $440.83

Sheriff: $6,712.09

 

            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.

 

BLUE CROSS/BLUE SHIELD

 

            Gary Streeks, Regional Marketing Consultant informed the Board of the insurance changes that took effect July 1, 2006 and answered any questions that the Board had.

 

CLAIMS

 

            The claims were presented for payment.  The following abbreviations 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 – service, SS – social security, Sup – supplies, Uni – uniform allowance, Uti – utilities, Wksh – workshop expense.

 

GENERAL FUND

 

 

Howard F. Ach, Atty.

Rent, Post, Sup, Copies

$3,105.27

Joan Ackland

Mile, Sup

596.52

Andrews Electric Co., Inc.

Repair

241.40

Aquila

Uti

56.97

Axis Capital, Inc.

Ser

243.32

Joseph N. Bixby DR

Ser

300.00

Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Nebraska

Insur

14,597.64

Bottorf & Maser, Atty.

Ser, Sup

566.01

Busses Food Center

Sup

15.46

C & C Extinguisher Service

Ser

47.75

Century Lumber CenterGeneva

Sup

9.81

Chaney Chemical, Inc.

Sup

304.00

City of Geneva

Uti

427.10

Conoco Phillips Fleet

Fuel

1,769.55

Crete Area Medical Center

Ser

2,618.92

DAS Communications

Ser

448.00

Dell Marketing, L.P.

Equip

1,102.26

Dultmeier Sales

Sup

240.71

Earls Window Service

Ser

5.00

Julie Effenbeck, Atty.

Ser

577.50

Evercom

Sup

372.55

Executive Copier Services

Copies

8.15

Fillmore County Court

Ser

302.25

Fillmore County Development Corp.

ODEGEO

200.00

Fillmore County Hospital

Ser

156.00

Fillmore County Treasurer

Wksh

80.00

First Concord Benefits Group, LLC

Ser

39.00

Fort Dearborn Life Insurance Co.

Insur

201.87

Galls – An Aramark Company

Sup

160.93

Teri Gemar

Mile

182.90

Geneva State Bank

SS

2,932.13

Geneva Super Foods

Sup

605.04

Hilty’s of Geneva

Sup

24.33

Home Town Leasing

Ser

169.34

Kerry’s Auto Repair & Service

Rep, Parts

92.95

Knoche Appraisal & Consulting, L.L.C

Ser, Mile

3,496.00

Lab Safety Supply, Inc.

Sup

63.60

Lancaster County Sheriff

Ser

16.00

Maximus, Inc.

Ser

1,558.20

MIPS, Inc.

Sup, Ser

727.81

Rich Mueller/Tom Biegert

Rent

625.00

The Nebraska Signal

Pro, Sup, Ad

782.10

Amy Nelson

Post

11.40

Nelson Petroleum Co.

Fuel

593.97

Neopost, Inc.

Rental

420.00

Mary Novak

Mile

11.13

Olsson Associates

Ser

725.00

Platte Valley Communications of Hastings

Ser

2,382.60

Quill

Sup

102.42

R & D Parts, L.L.C.

Parts

197.49

Ralph’s Geneva Tire & Service Center

Rep

33.75

Saline County Sheriff Office

Boarding Prisoners

845.00

Patty Scarborough

Mile

24.92

Seiler & Parker

Ser, Sup

1,019.34

Thayer County Sheriff’s Office

Ser

5.50

Union Bank & Trust

Ret

2,360.57

USDA, APHIS

Ser

1,513.00

Brandy VanDeWalle

Mile

139.73

Windstream

Uti

507.67

York County Sheriff

Boarding Prisoners

825.00

York News Times

Ad

64.25

Payroll

Salaries

40,678.72

 

 

 

ROAD/BRIDGE FUND

 

 

Alltel

Uti

83.50

Aquila

Uti

65.85

Auto Value Parts Stores

Parts

250.32

Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Nebraska

Insur

10,562.52

Business World Products

Sup

29.25

Caspers Construction

Building

6,644.00

Century Lumber Center

Parts, Sup

37.79

City of Geneva

Uti

53.80

Dorchester Farmers Coop

Fuel

4,450.05

Filter Care of Nebraska

Parts

128.95

Fort Dearborn Life Insurance Co.

Insur

124.59

Geneva State Bank

SS

1,808.57

Geneva Welding & Supply, Inc.

Sup

62.53

Grafton Oil, Inc.

Fuel, Sup

3,956.73

Michl Services

Fuel

66.00

Midwest Service & Sales

Blades, Sup

420.00

Nelson Petroleum Company

Fuel

3,504.48

Nichols Construction

Gravel

34,311.38

Nick’s Farm Store

Rep, Sup

80.03

Overland Sand & Gravel

Gravel

5,026.70

Perennial Public Power

Uti

20.10

Platte Valley Communications

Rep

75.50

R & D Auto Parts L.L.C.

Parts, Sup

90.36

Ralph’s Geneva Tire & Service

Rep

414.00

Shell

Fuel

60.00

Speece Lewis Engineers

Ser

176.75

Union Bank & Trust

Ret

1,550.53

Village Of Fairmont

Uti

33.73

Payroll

Salaries

24,844.01

 

 

 

MEDICAL/RELIEF FUND

 

 

Bryan Heart Institute

Ser

20.42

Daniel Growney MDPC

Ser

78.10

 

 

 

SENIOR SERVICES FUND

 

 

Janet Bartak

Wksh

65.00

Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Nebraska

Insur

949.44

Dawg’s Smokehouse Café

HDM’s

135.00

Exeter Care Center

HDM’s

196.00

Exeter Golden Agers

USDA

48.45

Fairmont Aging Services

USDA

165.30

Fort Dearborn Life Insurance Co.

Insur

11.30

Gambles

Sup

9.34

Geneva Senior Center

USDA, Rent, Copies, Uti

768.15

Geneva State Bank

SS

171.24

Nancy Kohler

Wksh, Mile

149.42

Ron’s Tavern

HDM’s

192.00

Rhonda Stokebrand

Wksh, Mile

180.02

Union Bank & Trust

Ret

135.98

Payroll

Salaries

2,271.69

 

 

 

ETHANOL ROAD BOND FUND

 

 

UMB Bank, N.A.

Ser

250.00

 

 

 

NOXIOUS WEED FUND

 

 

Action Auto Supply

Rep

16.33

Alltel

Uti

39.25

Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Nebraska

Insur

474.72

City of Geneva

Uti

58.40

Merlin Ehmen

Rent

220.00

Fillmore County Treasurer

Wksh

75.00

Fort Dearborn Life Insurance Co.

Insur

1.42

Geneva State Bank

SS

87.33

Grafton Mini Mart

Fuel

558.64

Union Bank & Trust

Ret

77.06

Payroll

Salaries

1,141.66

 

 

 

E911 COMMUNICATIONS FUND

 

 

Cornhusker State Industries

Equip

450.00

 

 

 

 

CLAIMS APPROVED

 

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

 

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

 

            At the request of the County Assessor, Yates moved and Cerny seconded the motion to go into session as the Fillmore County Board of Equalization at 9:40 a.m.  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.

 

VALUATION CHANGES

 

            Cerny moved and Kimbrough seconded the motion to approve the list of valuation changes.  A complete list was ordered to be filed in the County Clerk’s office.  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.

 

RETURN TO REGULAR SESSION

 

            Capek moved and Yates seconded the motion to adjourn as Board of Equalization and return to regular session of the Fillmore County Board of Supervisors at 9:42 a.m.  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.

 

DITCH CLEANING PERMITS

 

            Kimbrough moved and Galusha seconded the motion to approve the following applications for a permit to clean silt from a road ditch:

 

            Jason Pribyl – to clean silt from the road ditch adjoining the west side of the SW ¼, Section 20-6-1, Glengary Township;

            Tim Pribyl – to clean silt from the road ditch adjoining the west side of the NW ¼, Section 4-6-1, Glengary Township.

 

            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.

 

DRIVEWAY PERMITS

 

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

 

            Jason Pribyl – to install a new 40’ driveway on the west side of the SW ¼, Section 20-6-1, Glengary Township;

            Tim Pribyl – to install a 20’ to 30’ driveway on the west side of the NW ¼, Section 4-6-1, Glengary Township;

            Robert Schropfer – to widen driveway to 30’ and to replace culvert on the east side of the SE ¼, Section 34-5-1, Franklin Township.

 

            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.

 

TRAFFIC SIGNS

 

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

 

RESOLUTION 2006-29

 

In accordance with the standards set forth in the Manual for Uniform Traffic Control Devices, as from time to time amended, and

 

            WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of Fillmore County, Nebraska, to establish and maintain proper consistent highway signing in conformity with said manual,

 

            The Fillmore County Highway Department therefore requests formal approval to place, erect, and maintain traffic control devices on Fillmore County Roads at the following locations:

 

                        TYPE OF DEVICE                                                         LOCATION

 

STOP sign                                      at the intersection of County Roads 18 and M, to remove sign on the north side, and to place a stop sign on the east and west side of the intersection.

 

            NOW THEREFORE Be It Resolved by the Fillmore County Board of Supervisors that this resolution is approved the 8th day of August 2006.

 

            Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

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

Nays: None

 

            The Chairman declared the resolution adopted.

 

STEEL OBJECT MARKERS

 

            After discussion, Simacek moved and Yates seconded the introduction of the following resolution:

 

RESOLUTION 2006-30

 

            WHEREAS, the Hazard Elimination Program is a “core safety program” for Highway Safety Construction.  This program is provided for in Title 23, Section 148 of U. S. Code, and is part of the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) which is provided for in 23 CFR, Part 924, which is administered by the Federal Highway Administration,

 

            WHEREAS, the State of Nebraska maintains a Multi-Disciplinary Safety Committee to oversee all facets of the HSIP,

 

            WHEREAS, the Safety Committee has determined that it is desirable to mark county bridges in the State of Nebraska using Type 3 Object Markers,

 

            WHEREAS, the Safety Committee on April 11, 2006 approved a project know as STPP-STWD(67) – Object Markers to accomplish the following:

 

1.       Install Type 3 Object Markers at bridge sites which currently have no object markers, or

2.       Install Type 3 Object Markers at bridge sites to replace existing Type 2 Object Markers, or

3.       Replace existing Type 2 or Type 3 Object Markers at bridge sites which have been damaged or don’t meet retro reflectivity standards, and

4.       Bridge sites will include both (<20’-0” and > 20’-0” bridges), and

5.       All signs installations will be in accordance with the applicable section of the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices.  The installation work will be done by County forces, and will be viewed as the 20% local match, and

6.       The County will certify to the State of Nebraska that all were properly erected within 18 months of receiving said signing materials.

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the State of Nebraska is hereby requested to act on behalf of said County to program the project for the purchase and distribution of the signing materials shown on Exhibit “A” attached,

 

The estimated cost to the County is $0.00

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that sufficient labor material, equipment, and supervision, are now available, or will be made available to complete the signing work using County forces within an 18 month period.  Said period will begin when the signing materials are received.

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Chairman of the County Board is authorized to sign this Resolution on behalf of said Board.  In addition the Chairman and the Highway Superintendent are hereby authorized to sign the Certificate of Compliance after completion of the work.

 

            Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

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

Nays: None

 

            The Chairman declared the resolution adopted.

 

STEEL MARKERS

 

            After discussion, Kimbrough moved and Cerny seconded the motion to remove steel object markers on bridges that are under 28 feet, without guardrails.  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.

 

LIGHTING FOR HIGHWAY 81 & ROAD G

 

            After discussion, Kimbrough moved and Galusha seconded the motion to approve the lighting plan, which was approved by the State of Nebraska to place five (5) lights around the intersection of Highway 81 and Road G, the approximate cost will be $20,000.00.  Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

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

Nays: None                   Abstaining due to conflict of interest: Cerny

 

            The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

EMERGENCY DECLARED TO ADD ITEM TO AGENDA

 

            At the request of the Highway Superintendent, Elmer Hessheimer, Kimbrough moved and Yates seconded the motion to declare an emergency in order to add an item to the agenda, said item “Contract for Engineering Fees”.  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.

 

ENGINEERING FEES

 

            Highway Superintendent, Elmer Hessheimer informed the Board that the State of Nebraska is mandating that any project that we receive Federal or State aid on, we would have to get at least three (3) bids on projects under $40,000.00 and advertise for bids, interview and select an engineer on projects over $40,000.00.

 

After discussion, Cerny moved and Capek seconded the motion to direct Highway Superintendent, Elmer Hessheimer to research a three (3) year contract with Speece Lewis Engineering firm, if over $10,000.00 will have to go out to bid.  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.

 

CARE MANAGEMENT CONTRACT

 

            Simacek moved and Capek seconded the motion to approve and sign the contract with Lincoln Area Agency on Aging to provide assessment, screening, care management services to its citizens, and to offset certain costs associated with the delivery of services to Fillmore County residents.  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.

 

STATE TRANSPORTATION OPERATING CONTRACT

 

            Cerny moved and Kimbrough seconded the motion to approve the contract with the State of Nebraska for federal and state public transportation operating assistance for fiscal year 2007.  Upon roll call, the vote was as follows:

 

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

Nays: None                   Abstaining due to conflict of interest: Simacek

 

            The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

            Agenda item “General Assistance Guidelines” was tabled until the August 22nd Board meeting.  As there was no other items to come before the Board, the Chairman declared the meeting adjourned until 9:00 a.m.

 

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Attest                                                                           Chairman