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Burt County Board of Supervisors Meeting Minutes


OFFICE OF THE BURT COUNTY CLERK

Minutes of the Burt County Board of Supervisors

May 29, 2015

TEKAMAH NE 68061

The Burt County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Friday, May 29, 2015 in the Boardroom of the Burt County Courthouse in Tekamah, Nebraska, pursuant to adjournment of their last meeting. Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by Publication in the Plaindealer, upon a 1st floor bulletin board within the courthouse and on the County’s Website. A copy of the proof of publication is on file in the office of the County Clerk. The following members were present: Cliff Morrow, David Schold, Greg Brummond, Matt Connealy, Perry Rogers, Ted Connealy and Gerald Newill.

The meeting opened at 9:00 A.M. upon motion by Rogers, seconded by Newill, with roll call vote as follows: Ayes – Morrow, Schold, Brummond, M.Connealy, Rogers, T.Connealy and Newill. Nays-none. Chairman Morrow informed the public that the Nebraska Open Meeting Act was posted on the wall.

Upon motion by Schold, seconded by Newill, the agenda was approved, with roll call vote as follows: Ayes –Morrow, Schold, Brummond, M.Connealy, Rogers, T.Connealy and Newill. Nays-none.

The following claims for May in the amount of $803,977.72 including $99,591.24 for payroll, were read, audited, warrant drawn and checks generated on the respective funds on motion by M.Connealy, seconded by Rogers, with roll call vote as follows: Ayes – Morrow, Schold, Brummond, M.Connealy, Rogers, T.Connealy and Newill. Nays – none. $200,000.00 of this total reflects a transfer from the General Fund to the Road Fund.

ADAM TRIPP
ADVANCED CORRECTIONAL HEALTHCARE AFLAC
ANDERSON HARDWARE
APPLIED CONNECTIVE TECH
AS CENTRAL SERVICES
AS CENTRAL SERVICES, OCIO
AT&T
BLACK HILLS ENERGY
BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD
BLUFF GRAVEL CO
BOMGAARS
BRANIFF SERVICE
BREHMER MFG
BRENNEIS INS

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ATTY FEES
MEDICAL
INSURANCE
SUPPLIES
SERVICE
AS/400 COSTS
TELETYPE
PHONE
HEATING FUEL
INSURANCE 61,366.84 GRAVEL/BORROW 15,966.36 SUPPLIES/PARTS 790.13 FUEL 4,913.30

STEEL PRODUCTS LIABILITY INS

128.54 116,767.18

900.00 26.75 820.23 87.51 645.83 221.60 350.00 56.85 132.65

May 29, 2015

BURT CO COURT
BURT CO PUBLIC POWER
BURT CO SERVICE FUND
BURT CO SHERIFF
BURT CO TREASURER
CARROLL WELTE
CENTEC CAST METAL PRODUCTS CENTRAL UNITED LIFE INS
CENTURYLINK
CITY CLERK
CITY OF LYONS
CITY OF TEKAMAH
CLEANING MART
CLIFF MORROW
CNA AUTO SERVICES
COMPLETE SECURITY & INVESTIGATIONS CREDIT MANAGEMENT SERVICES CRESTON FERTILIZER
CUBBY’S
DAVID SCHOLD
DEARBORN NATL LIFE INS
DECATUR EXPRESS
DELMAR ANDERSON
DREW LAW FIRM
ERNIE GLUP PIPE SALES
FARMERS PRIDE
FASTENAL CO
FILTER CARE OF NEBR
FIRST BANKCARD
FIRST CONCORD BENEFITS
FIRST NATL BANK NORTHEAST
FIRST NATL BANK NORTHEAST
FRANCES FRENCH
FRED FRANKLIN
FREMONT SANITATION
GEOCOMM
GERALD NEWILL
GREG BRUMMOND
HOPKINS LAW OFFICE
ILA DAVIS
IOWA OFFICE SUPPLY
JAMES DEVENING

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COURT FEES
RADIO TOWER
RELIEF FUND
FUEL/MEAL/SUPP 180.09 FUND TRANSFER 200,000.00 MEAL/LODGE 347.33

1,755.86 10.25 64,557.30 70.00 160.15 147.23 950.00 47.15 145.64 75.00 316.23 449.18 391.39 MILEAGE 81.65

GRAVE MARKERS LIFE INSURANCE

NEW 911 UTILITIES UTILITIES UTILITIES BUFFER MILEAGE PARTS/REPAIRS PERSONAL SRV GARNISHMENT CHEMICALS FULE

FUEL
SUPPLIES MAINTENANCE

INSTALL

31.46 1,061.36 92.32 3,180.00 1,826.40 1,868.42 21.13 91.00 LODGING 96.68 INSURANCE 380.00

LIFE INSURANCE FUEL
PRIOR SERVICE ATTY FEES CULVERTS

FEDERAL TAXES
CHECK ORDER
PRIOR SERVICE
EQUIP ETC.
TRASH 121.36 E-911 MAINTAIN 3,212.00 MILEAGE 59.80 MILEAGE 60.38 ATTY FEES 885.00 PRIOR SERVICE 18.00 LEASES/SUPPLY 350.19 TRASH 235.00

353.00

314.37 2,500.00

32,398.70 104.00 11.00 771.83

May 29, 2015

JENNIE DUGAN-HINRICHS JOHN WILSON
JOHNSON & MOCK
JONI RENSHAW

K B’S MINI MART
K-C PARTS & REPAIR
KEITH SMITH
KELLY HENRY TURNER LAW OFFICE KUENY & BEGLEY
M. SCOTT VANDER SCHAAF MADISON CO SHERIFF
MAINELLI, WAGNER & ASSO MARSHALL & SWIFT
MARTIN MARIETTA
MARY LOFTIS
MASSMUTUAL
MATT CONNEALY
MEMORIAL COMM HOSP MID-AMERICAN BENEFITS
MIDWEST SERVICE
MILLS LAW OFFICE
MIPS INC
NASB
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT
NE ASSN CO HIWAY SUPT
NE HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES NEBR CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENT CTR NEBR WEED CONTROL ASSN NEBRASKA CO ATTORNEYS ASSN NPPD
NICHOLAS WURTH LAW OFFICE NORTHEAST NEBR TELEPHONE CO NORTHEAST RESEARCH & EXT CTR O’KEEFE ELEVATOR CO INC OAKLAND INDEPENDENT
OFFICE WAREHOUSE
PATRICK R RUNGE
PELAN FUNERAL SERVICES
PENNY WARREN
PERRY ROGERS
PEST-TROL
PHYSICIANS LAB

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AUTOPSY 225.00 MILEAGE 41.40

6,658.75 130.52 1,401.23 155.95 225.00 720.00 1,807.50 2,400.00 4,200.00 ENGINEERING 11,719.01 MANUAL 614.20 GRAVEL/BORROW 1,481.90 MILE/SUPPLIES 205.75 INSURANCE 200.00 MILEAGE 22.43 BLOOD TEST 20.80 INSURANCE 345.00 FUEL 12,278.39

ATTY FEES MILEAGE FUEL
PARTS PARTS/LABOR ATTY FEES ATTY FEES ATTY FEES

BD PRISONERS

ATTY FEES MONTHLY BILL WORKSHOP RETIREMENT REGISTRATIONS INSTITUTIONS CHILD SUPPORT 2015 DUES DUES SEMINAR ELECTRICITY ATTY FEES TELEPHONE SUPPLIES ELEVATOR PUBLISHING SUPPLIES

937.50 3,392.21 35.00 1,475.00 110.00 270.00 1,224.17 125.00 1,366.00 570.86 352.50 228.91 325.20 258.18 277.50 622.09 1,410.00 TRANSPORTATION 630.00 MILES/MEALS 198.64 CHECKING ROADS 28.75 PEST CONTROL 38.00 AUTOPSY 940.00

ATTY FEES

May 29, 2015

PLAINDEALER PUBLISHING
PUMP SHOP
QUALITY PRINTING & OFFICE SUPP RANDY RAGER

RASMUSSEN MECHANICAL
RDO TRUCK CENTERS
REDFIELD & CO
RETIREMENT PLANS DIV. OF AMERITAS SAPP BROS

SARAH FREIDEL
SAVE MORE MARKET
SCHENKELBERG IMPLEMENT
SEC OF STATE-ELECTION DIVISION SHAMBURG AUTO SIDNER,SVOBODA,SCHILKE,THOMSEN STATE TAX COMMISSIONER
STEVEN DEVENING
STRATTON, DELAY & DOELE, P.C.,L.L.0 TEAM LAB CHEMICAL
TEKAMAH POST OFFICE
THE SIGN DEPOT
TED CONNEALY
TRI-STATE COMMUNICATIONS
U OF NEBR MED CENTER
VERIZON
VILLAGE OF DECATUR
WASHINGTON CO BANK WASHINGTON CO SHERIFF WASHINGTON NATL INS WOODHOUSE

PUBLISHING 883.40 SUPPLIES 56.00 SUPPLIES 1,536.91 PRIOR SERVICE 69.24 PARTS 126.67 PARTS 693.63 SUPPLIES 987.13 RETIREMENT 16,086.96 FUEL 2,048.77

MILES
SUPPLIES
TRIMMER/MOWER
SUPPLIES
PARTS
ATTY FEES
STATE TAXES
GRAVEL/BORROW 17,566.31

ATTY FEES
SUPPLIES
POSTAGE
SP CLOTHING
MILEAGE
TOWER RENT
AUTOPSY
CELL PHONE
UTILITIES 78.30 MOTOR GRADER 63,398.67 BD PRISONER 8,360.00 INSURANCE 16.15 PARTS/LABOR 1,080.46

The minutes of the last meeting were approved upon motion by M.Connealy, seconded by Schold, with roll call vote as follows: Ayes – Morrow, Schold, Brummond, M.Connealy, Rogers, T.Connealy and Newill. Nays – none.

A letter from Burt Co. Assessor Joni Renshaw was noted and placed on file. The letter states, “The revision of assessment rolls, lists and returns for real and personal property has been completed, and this information is available in the Assessor’s Office”.

Highway Superintendent Peggy Smith presented an agreement with the Nebraska Department of Roads for the chairman to sign. The agreement is for the inspection and any

4 May 29, 2015

128.23 151.66 887.59

10.00 698.14 772.50

3,948.49

225.00 839.50 70.00 114.50 50.03 158.50 575.00 198.78

necessary load re-rating of all fracture critical bridges in Burt County due for inspection in 2015. The project program agreement states that the County will pay 20% of the total costs.

Board member Rogers offered the following resolution and moved for its adoption.

RESOLUTION 2015-06

SIGNING OF THE PROJECT PROGRAM AGREEMENT 2015 FRACTURE CRITICAL BRIDGE INSPECTION

Whereas: the Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR) is developing a transportation project, on the behalf of the county, for which it intends to obtain Federal funds;
Whereas: Burt County as a sub-recipient of Federal-Aid funding is charged with the responsibility of expending said funds in accordance with Federal, State and local laws, rules, regulations, policies and guidelines applicable to the funding of the Federal-aid projects; Whereas: Burt County and the NOOR wish to enter into a Program Agreement to provide for fracture critical bridge inspection and load re-rating (if necessary) services for the Federal-aid project.

Be It Resolved: by the Board of Supervisors of Burt County that:
Cliff Morrow, Chair of the Burt County Board of Supervisors is hereby authorized to sign the attached Project Program Agreement between the Burt County and the NOOR.
Burt County is committed to providing local funds for the project as required by the Project

Program Agreement.

NDOR Project Number: STP-NBIS(102)
NDOR Control Number: 00924
NDOR Project Name: 2015 Fracture Critical Bridge Inspection

Adopted this 29th day of May, 2015

The Board of Supervisors of Burt County Clifford Morrow

David Schold Greg Brummond Gerald Newill

Attest: Sarah J. Freidel Burt County Clerk

Matt Connealy Perry Rogers Ted Connealy

Board Member T.Connealy seconded the motion, and the Chairman declared it adopted, with roll call vote as follows: Ayes – Morrow, Schold, Brummond, M.Connealy, Rogers, T.Connealy and Newill. Nays – none.

5 May 29, 2015

Highway Superintendent Peggy Smith presented a three party agreement with the State of Nebraska, Department of Roads and the BNSF Railway for the chairman to sign. The agreement is for the installation of flashing lights signals and gates at public crossing located on County Road O. The project agreement states that the County will pay for signage costs.

Board member M.Connealy offered the following resolution and moved for its adoption.

RESOLUTION NO. 2015-07

WHEREAS, the County Board of Burt County, the BNSF Railway and the State of Nebraska intend to make improvements to a railroad grade crossing, located on County Road 0 at BNSF Railway DOT No 083127S.

WHEREAS, the parties have provided for the terms and conditions for making those improvements in a Supplemental Agreement.
WHEREAS, the County of Burt wishes to enter into this three-party agreement.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the County Board of Burt County hereby authorizes the County Board Chair to sign an agreement with the State of Nebraska, Department of Roads and the BNSF Railway for the installation of flashing light signals and gates at public crossing located on County Road 0 at BNSF Railway at DOT. No. 083127S.

NDOR Project Number: RRX-7952 (2) NDOR Control Number: 32185 NDOR Project Description: Lyons South Crossing

Resolved this 29th Day of May, 2015

ATTEST: Sarah J. Freidel Clifford Morrow
Burt County Clerk Burt County Board Chairman

Board Member T.Connealy seconded the motion, and the Chairman declared it adopted, with roll call vote as follows: Ayes – Morrow, Schold, Brummond, M.Connealy, Rogers, T.Connealy and Newill. Nays – none.

At 10:17 A.M. Chairman Morrow opened the public hearing for Rodney Freeman to build a house on a minimum maintenance road on the North line of 16-21-10. Rodney came before the board to explain that his plans have since changed and he no longer needs the permit. He is not going to be building a house there anymore. The Chairman declared the public hearing closed at 10:20 A.M. and the Board went back into regular session. No action was taken.

6 May 29, 2015

Attorney Dan Smith presented the changes he made to the Burt County Personnel Policy Manual in efforts to update the manual. The Board will review those changes in detail and revisit the Manual at the next regular Board Meeting (June 9th).

Trent Leichleiter came before the Board on behalf of Pheasant Bonanza to express concerns about the condition of CR P between Hwy 75 and CR 32. He asked the Board to consider more work to the road in their future plans; he expressed concern for their business in regards to their clientele having to drive on such a poor road.

Silvercreek Township Board Members: Vic Jensen, Trent Leichleiter and Ray Petersen approached the Board to introduce the idea of trading some roads. They would like to see the County take over CR P from CR 23 East to Hwy 75. Both Boards agreed they like the idea of trading roads and decided to get some proposals put together on each end and revisit.

Highway Superintendent Peggy Smith reported that new overhead doors are needed on the Tekamah Shed. She’s gotten a quote of $8,521.00 from Overhead Door of Norfolk, NE for 2 new insulated 25×12 overhead doors.

The Road Committee: T.Connealy, Brummond and Schold, presented options for getting a tractor and scraper. After much discussion, Schold made a motion to lease a tractor from Lee Valley (at $45/hour with a minimum of 200 hours) for this years busy season to see how much it gets used. Seconded by M.Connealy, with roll call vote as follows: Ayes – Morrow, Schold, Brummond, M.Connealy, Rogers and Newill. Nays – T.Connealy.

Upon motion by T.Connealy, seconded by M.Connealy the Board approved the purchase of a scraper from Plains Equipment, with roll call vote as follows: Ayes – Morrow, Schold, Brummond, M.Connealy, Rogers, T.Connealy and Newill. Peggy Smith will make an offer up to $23,500.00.

A letter from the State of Nebraska Department of Roads was shared by Chairman Morrow in response to Burt County’s request for clarification of repairing the Highway Returns that lay within the State Right of Way. In summary, the letter suggested that ‘the State policy places the duty on the county to maintain the surface of the entire county road’ including the State’s Right of Way. Highway Supt. Peggy Smith presented a proposal for asphalt patching by Western Engineering Co. in the amount of $237,958.00, this involving patching on various county roads and some highway returns. The bid was accepted upon motion by Schold, seconded by M.Connealy, with roll call vote as follows: Ayes – Morrow, Schold, Brummond, M.Connealy, Rogers, T.Connealy and Newill. Nays –none. Smith reported that they will start in June.

Sue Warner with Blue Cross Blue Shield visited with the Board about the latest negotiations between CHI and Blue Cross Blue Shield.

7 May 29, 2015

Judd Allen with NACO Benefit Services introduced himself to the Board. Living close by in Fort Calhoun, he explained that he’ll be a local representative for us.

The Board reviewed options and alternatives to Burt County’s present health and dental insurance benefits and offerings. After discussions, the Board decided to renew and agreements were signed and accepted with the NACO Benefits Services Group Plan which includes the following enrollment specifics:

Health Ins with Blue Cross Blue Shield (PPO $1500 deductible) Dental Ins with Blue Cross Blue Shield (option 3)
NACO offered Life Ins. Plan
NACO offered disability coverage (with employee buy up option) HRA with Mid-American Benefits

Option for Section 125 plan with First Concord
Motion by M.Connealy, seconded by Brummond, with roll call vote as follows: Ayes – Morrow, Schold, Brummond, M.Connealy, Rogers, T.Connealy and Newill. Nays – none.

There being no further business to come before the Board at this time, the meeting adjourned at 11:42 A.M. until 9:00 A.M., June 9, 2015.

ATTEST: SARAH J. FREIDEL CLIFFORD L. MORROW, CHAIRMAN BURT COUNTY CLERK BURT COUNTY BOARD OFSUPERVISORS

These minutes are not the official record and may be corrected. A copy of the approved official minutes is available to the public at the Clerk’s Office.

8 May 29, 2015

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