Burt County Board of Supervisors Meeting Minutes


OFFICE OF THE BURT COUNTY CLERK

Minutes of the Burt County Board of Supervisors

June 9, 2015

TEKAMAH NE 68061

The Burt County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Tuesday, June 9, 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 Schold, 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 M.Connealy, seconded by Brummond, the agenda was approved with the addition of a NMC Contract for the generator, with roll call vote as follows: Ayes – Morrow, Schold, Brummond, M.Connealy, Rogers, T.Connealy and Newill. Nays-none.

The County Clerk Report of Fees, the County Court Report of Fines, the District Court Fee Report and the Zoning Report for May, were approved 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.

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

The following Miscellaneous Receipts in the amount of $382,732.55 and fund balances were approved upon motion by Rogers, seconded by M.Connealy, with roll call vote as follows: Ayes – Morrow, Schold, Brummond, M.Connealy, Rogers, T.Connealy and Newill. Nays – none.

TRAILER COURT LICENSES
ZONING PERMITS
INSURANCE PREMIUM FROM STATE CO CLERK -FILING & RECORDING

CO CLERK -DOC STAMPS (CO SHARE) CO CLERK -MISC FEES
CL OF DIST COURT -FILING FEES COURT COST REFUNDS

CL OF DIST COURT -MISC FEES & REV CL OF DIST COURT -FEES & COSTS

55.00 385.00 18,475.04 3,722.50 1,754.32 240.74 250.00 1.00 237.49 5.00

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June 9, 2015

DEPT SOCIAL SERVICE -CH SUPPORT COUNTY COURT -MISC FEES
CO SHERIFF -SERVICE
CO SHERIFF -MILEAGE & COST INTOX

TITLE INSPECTIONS
GUN PERMITS
FINGER PRINTING
CO ATTY FEES -CHECK COLLECT OVERLOAD FINES -25% CO SHARE INTEREST ON INVEST. HWY/STREET ALLOCATIONS TRANSFER gen-road

REG OF DEEDS -P&M
STOP PROGRAM
INHERITANCE TAX -RUBY FLEISCHMAN ESTATE INHERITANCE TAX -WILLIAM JOHNSON ESTATE INTEREST ON INHERITANCE
PLAT BOOK SALES
911 WIRELESS
COUNTY 911
OVERLOAD FINES -75% STATE SHARE
CO COURT FINES -REGULAR
CO COURT BOND FORFEIT
CRAIG FIRE -GEN
LYONS FIRE -GEN
OAKLAND FIRE -GEN
DECATUR FIRE -BOND
LYONS FIRE -BOND
OAKLAND FIRE -BOND
CO COURT -MUNICIPAL COURT FEES
MFO MONEY FROM STATE

8,433.57 3.00 1,077.00 1,141.41 490.00 790.00 125.00 60.00 70.00 31.25 2,369.93 74,718.56 200,000.00 589.00 350.00 328.28 14,630.00 300.06 51.00 4,771.30 1,279.00 93.75 6,286.75 312.00 2,373.81 3,291.34 3,809.35 976.01 521.40 739.44 2.00 27,592.25

Brooks Larson from the Cattlemen’s Association and Steve Martin with the Nebraska Department of Agriculture met with the Board to discuss Livestock Friendly Designation in Burt County. After a presentation from both men, members of the public spoke: John Wilson said that he spoke to a few colleagues and they had neutral feedback on positives/negatives of the designation; Patty Plugge with the Burt County Economic Development, Bill Method and Dave Pearson all spoke in support of the designation. With a large public crowd present, the Board agreed they needed to look further into the possibility of moving forward with the designation process. Upon motion by Brummond, seconded by Newill, the Board moved to hold a Public Hearing to consider Livestock Friendly Designation for Burt County, with roll call vote as follows: Ayes – Morrow, Schold, Brummond, Rogers, T.Connealy and Newill. Nays – M.Connealy

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Ed Knott with Applied Connective Technologies, the County’s technology service provider, presented his new bids for IT for the coming year. The previous contract for service is close to running out of hours, but the software contract is good through July 2015. The Board asked for simplicity sake that both new contracts begin August 1, 2015; at the point when our service hours are all used and before our new contract is effective, ACT will just bill for service hours used at $77.50/hour. T.Connealy moved to authorize Chairman Morrow to sign the new agreements dated August 1, 2015. Brummond seconded the motion, with roll call vote as follows: Ayes – Morrow, Schold, Brummond, M.Connealy, Rogers, T.Connealy and Newill. Nays – none.

M.Connealy moved to approve a claim for $21,000.00 to Plains Equipment for payment of an Ashland scraper, the check was needed to be taken upon picking up the scraper. Motion was seconded by Brummond, with roll call vote as follows: Ayes – Morrow, Schold, Brummond, M.Connealy, Rogers, T.Connealy and Newill. Nays – none.

Upon motion by M.Connealy, seconded by Newill, The Board instructed County Clerk Sarah Freidel to direct the County Officials to include the possibility of a cost of living raise up to 3% in the last six months of their 2015-2016 budgets. Roll call vote as follows: Ayes – Morrow, Schold, Brummond, M.Connealy, Rogers, T.Connealy and Newill. Nays – none. The Board set the date to discuss office and fund budgets for the 2015-2016 fiscal year, discussions will be held July 13, 2015 after the Livestock Friendly Public Hearing.

The Board of Equalization meeting date to hear Property Valuation Protests was set for July 14, 2015 with a start time of 11:00 AM, during/after the regularly scheduled board meeting, hearings will continue on into the afternoon that day, and if necessary parties will return to continue on July 15 at 9:00 AM. The Board will meet on Monday, July 20, at 9:00 A.M. to make final decisions on Valuation Protests.

Changes to the Personnel Policy that were presented on May 29, 2015 by Attorney Dan Smith were reviewed and discussed. The Board approved the updated Personnel Policy (Revised June 2015) upon motion by Schold, seconded by T.Connealy, with roll call vote as follows: Ayes – Morrow, Schold, Brummond, M.Connealy, Rogers, T.Connealy and Newill. Nays – none.

Upon motion by Schold, seconded by Brummond, the Board accepted a Service Contract from NMC for $1,990.00 to do service/repairs on the Generator, roll call vote as follows: Ayes – Morrow, Schold, Brummond, M.Connealy, Rogers, T.Connealy and Newill. Nays – none.

Board Member Schold brought up the topic of LB65 with regards to the ability of a County Board to levy taxes for inactive Townships. Burt County has 5 inactive Townships currently, all agreed that they want to figure out what can be done and how to move forward to do it with the new Fiscal Year Approaching. Road Superintendent Peggy Smith said she’ll do some looking into it for possible future action.

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Road Superintendent Peggy Smith and Foreman Mike Braniff reported on the status of various Road Projects.

There being no further business to come before the Board at this time, the meeting adjourned at 11:10 A.M. until 9:00 A.M., June 30, 2015.

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

SUPERVISORS

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.

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