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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

August 28, 2015

TEKAMAH NE 68061

The Burt County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Friday, August 28, 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, Greg Brummond, Matt Connealy, Perry Rogers, Ted Connealy and Gerald Newill. Absent – David Schold.

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

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

Mark Blackford visited with the Board about County Road 21. The County has plans to re-do the County Road, in the process making it narrower. This is concerning to Blackford because Craig Cattle uses this County Road for staging during cattle loading and during harvest. He is aware that he needs to build an access road for a staging area, but wanted to discuss with the Board the timeline to avoid problems during harvest this season. An agreement was discussed, when the County cleans out road ditches on Co.Rd. 21 during this project, they will allocate this dirt to Blackford. The County will dump the dirt, but Blackford will do the finish work for this access area. The agreement also entailed waiting until after harvest for completion of the last quarter mile of this project in order to allow the use of the County Road until the access area can be built by Blackford.

The following claims for August in the amount of $1,235,207.91 including $109,896.05 for payroll, were read, audited, warrant drawn and checks generated on the respective funds on motion by M.Connealy, seconded by T.Connealy, with roll call vote as follows: Ayes – Morrow, Brummond, M.Connealy, Rogers, T.Connealy and Newill. Nays – none. Absent- Schold. $500,000.00 of this total reflects a transfer from the General Fund to the Road Fund.

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ATTY FEES 765.00 INSURANCE 820.23 SUPPLIES 268.12 SERVICE 1,328.97 SUPPLIES 76.98

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ANDY’S QUICK SHOP
ANN FLOOD
APPLIED CONNECTIVE TECHNOLOGIES LLC ARPS RED-E-MIX INC
AS CENTRAL SERVICES
AS CENTRAL SERVICES, OCIO
AT&T
B’S ENTERPRISES INC
BERNIE MASLOWSKY
BILL J PICKELL
BLACK HILLS ENERGY
BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD
BLUFF GRAVEL COMPANY
BOBBY KELLOGG
BOMGAARS SUPPLY INC
BRANIFF SERVICE
BREHMER MFG INC
BURT COUNTY CLERK
BURT COUNTY COURT
BURT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT CLERK BURT COUNTY EXTENSION SERVICE
BURT COUNTY PUBLIC POWER DIST
BURT COUNTY SHERIFF
BURT COUNTY TREASURER
BURT COUNTY TREASURER
BURT COUNTY 4-H COUNCIL
CARROLL WELTE
CENTRAL UNITED LIFE INS CO
CENTRAL VALLEY AG
CENTURY BUSINESS PRODUCTS CENTURYLINK
CITY CLERK
CITY OF LYONS
CITY OF TEKAMAH
CLIFFORD L MORROW
CNA AUTO SERVICES,LLC
COMPLETE SECURITY & INVESTIGATIONS CRAIG FIRE HALL
CREDIT MANAGEMENT SERVICES INC CRESTON FERTILIZER MCL FARMS INC CUBBY’S
CVSOAN
D & M RADIATOR SERVICE
DEARBORN NATIONAL LIFE INSURANCE CO DECATUR EXPRESS

FUEL 250.07 ATTY FEES 50.00 MONTHLY FEE 1,502.55 CONCRETE 644.00 AS/400 COSTS 266.39 TELETYPE SRV 350.00 TELEPHONE 55.83 SIGNS 1,510.00 GRAVEL/BORROW 11,769.68 REPAIRS 170.66 UTILITIES 115.28 INSURANCE 59,497.92 GRAVEL/BORROW 10,112.13 PRIOR SERVICE 46.16 SUPPLIES 864.60 FUEL 1,746.93 STEEL PRODUCTS 13.09 POSTAGE 25.00 NONWAIVE FEES 180.00 NONWAIVE FEES 296.00 SUPPLIES 26.75 RADIO TOWER 91.57 SERVICE 102.60

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FUND TRANSFER
BURT/WASH DRAINAGE
MEALS FAIR
MEALS/MILES
INSURANCE
FUEL
COPY CONTRACT
SERVICE
UTILITIES
UTILITIES
UTILITIES
MILE
PARTS/LABOR
SERVICE
EXTENSION
GARNISHMENT
SUPPLIES
MEALS
REGISTRATION 75.00 REPAIR 99.93 LIFE INSURANCE 31.46 FUEL 3,641.82

500,000.00 31,064.04 189.00 205.20 10.25 155.30 448.46 687.69 39.75 103.80 316.26 21.85 503.58 150.00 25.00 612.62 244.61 669.77

DOUGLAS COUNTY COURT DOUGLAS COUNTY TREASURER DREW LAW FIRM PC LLO
DXP ENTERPRISES INC

EADIE GIBBS
ELECTION SYSTEMS & SOFTWARE ERNIE GLUP PIPE SALES
FARMERS PRIDE
FIRST CONCORD BENEFITS GROUP LLC FIRST NAT’L BANK-NORTHEAST-EFPTS FORNOFF & SCHUTT
FRANCES FRENCH
FRED FRANKLIN
FRED MYTTY
FREMONT SANITATION
GERALD E NEWILL
GREGORY J BRUMMOND
HOLMQUIST LUMBER INC
ILA DAVIS
IOWA OFFICE SUPPLY INC
JAMES G EGLEY
JAMES L DEVENING
JAN RASMUSSEN
JAY W JOHNSON
JOHN WILSON
JONI L. RENSHAW
K B’S MINI MART
KATHLEEN A LAUGHLIN
KEITH SMITH
KEVIN ROSCOE
KUENY & BEGLEY
LUXA CONSTRUCTION CO INC
LYNN PEAVEY CO
MADISON COUNTY DISTRICT COURT MADISON COUNTY SHERIFF
MAINELLI, WAGNER & ASSOCIATES INC MARVIN SIEBRANDT
MARY LOFTIS
MASSMUTUAL
MATTHEW CONNEALY
MCH HEALTH SYSTEM
MEMORIAL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL MICHAEL D SULLIVAN
MID-AMERICAN BENEFITS INC MIDWEST SERVICE AND SALES CO

CTF COPIES 3.00 AUTOPSY 250.00

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ATTY FEES
PARTS
SERVICE
BALLOTS
CULVERTS
FUEL
INSURANCE 490.00

36,623.53 187.50 11.00 794.98 1,600.00 121.28 59.80 48.88 126.13 18.00 301.48 75.00 235.00 93.15 278.88 42.99 129.95 FUEL 1,261.39 GARNISHMENT 325.00 LABOR 5.00 CULVERTS 538.05 ATTY FEES 1,785.00 CONCRETE SURF 64,464.21 SUPPLIES 53.50 ATTY FEES 100.00 MILEAGE 1,478.29 ENGINEERING 8,923.50 GRAVEL/BORROW 26,835.33 MILE/MEAL/ETC 273.65 INSURANCE 200.00 MILE 58.65 MEDICAL 533.49 TESTING 62.40 ATTY FEES 50.00 INSURANCE 352.50 CULVERTS ETC 50,383.91

FEDERAL TAXES ATTY FEES
PRIOR SERVICE EQUIPMENT RENT BUDGET MAKING GARBAGE

MILE
MILE LUMBER/SUPPLY PRIOR SERVICE LEASE/COPIES ATTY FEES
TRASH REMOVAL MILEAGE MILEAGE MEAL/MILES/ETC MILES

1,225.50 654.34 56.00 856.88 1,289.40 3,510.12

MIDWEST SERVICE CO
MILLS LAW OFFICE
MIPS INC
MOBILE BINDERS
NANCY SCHRAMM, COURT REPORTER NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT SOLUTIONS NE HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES SYSTEM NE NEBR ASSN OF CO OFFICIALS

NEBR CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENT CTR NEBR PUBLIC HEALTH ENVIRONMENTAL NEBRASKA DEPT OF LABOR
NEBRASKA PUBLIC POWER DISTRICT NICK BOHANNON
NMC
NORTHEAST NEBR TELEPHONE CO O’KEEFE ELEVATOR CO INC
OFFICE SYSTEMS COMPANY
OFFICE WAREHOUSE
P & L TRUCKING INC
PEGGY SMITH
PENNY A. WARREN
PERRY ROGERS
PEST-TROL
PHYSICIANS LABORATORY PC PLAINDEALER PUBLISHING CO
QUALITY PRINTING & OFFICE SUPP
RDO TRUCK CENTERS
RETIREMENT PLANS DIV. OF AMERITAS SAPP BROS PETROLEUM INC
SAVE MORE MARKET
SCHENKELBERG IMPLEMENT CO
SEC OF STATE-ELECTION DIVISION SHAMBURG AUTO SUPPLY
SHARON WIMER
STALP GRAVEL CO
STATE TAX COMMISSIONER
STEVE CASS
TEKAMAH POST OFFICE
THEODORE CONNEALY
THURSTON COUNTY SHERIFF
TRI-STATE COMMUNICATIONS INC VERIZON WIRELESS
VETTER EQUIPMENT
VILLAGE OF DECATUR
WASHINGTON COUNTY COURT

FUEL/SUPPLIES ATTY FEES SERVICE SUPPLIES

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6,673.78 6,918.25 3,097.81

339.77 50.00 1,500.00 123.00 225.00 1,224.17 105.00 140.00 1,339.10 128.77 3,182.49 229.43 258.18 56.00 100.74 5.07 59.23 150.07 23.00 34.00 690.00 779.23 1,176.98 PARTS 387.37 RETIREMENT 17,701.37 FUEL 3,333.97 SUPPLIES 26.00 PARTS 261.17 WORKSHOP 50.00 SUPPLIES 529.18 MILEAGE 17.25 GRAVEL/BORROW 64,200.46 STATE TAXES 4,634.36 PARTS 13.62 PERMIT 225.00 MILE 50.03

ATTY FEES RETIREMENT LODGING WORKSHOP CHILD SUPPORT BLOOD TESTS ELEVATOR INSP ELECTRICITY MEALS/MILES PARTS/LABOR TELEPHONE ELEVATOR SUPPLIES SUPPLIES PARTS

MILE
MILEAGE
MILE
PEST CONTROL AUTOPSY PUBLISHING SUPPLIES

BD PRISONERS
TOWER RENT
CELL PHONE
AIR COMPRESSOR
UTILITIES 73.96 CTF COPIES 3.50

3,000.00 158.50 198.60 1,181.39

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WESTERN ENGINEERING CO INC

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INSURANCE 16.15 LABOR/REPAIRS 528.00 PARTS 180.81 SURFACING 160,898.04 TESTING 25.50

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

Communication from Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District Annual Report for 2014-2015 and Nebraska Department of Roads 2014 Annual Report of Traffic Crash Facts was noted and placed on file.

At 10:05 A.M. Chairman Morrow opened a public hearing regarding land owners Patrick, Larry and Doug Kriete spreading sludge from Omaha. Doug Kriete explained that they plan to stockpile the sludge when it becomes available and then will apply it next year. He also said that he has spoken to all of the neighbors of the property. Morrow voiced his concern over the trucks being aware of not tearing up our County Roads. Gordon Anderson from City of Omaha Public Works assured the Board that they’ll only haul it in on dry roads and that they watch over the application process. The Chairman declared the public hearing closed at 10:12 A.M., and the Board went back into regular session.
Motion was made by Brummond to approve a Conditional Use Permit for sludge application on the Patrick, Larry and Doug Kriete property located in S 1⁄2 SW 1⁄4 & NE 1⁄4 SW 1⁄4 of 22-20-9, Newill seconded the motion, with roll call vote as follows: Ayes – Morrow, Brummond, M.Connealy, Rogers T.Connealy and Newill. Nays – none. Absent- Schold.

Patty Plugge from Burt County Economic Development Corporation came before the Board to get confirmation from the Board that the County will increase their financial commitment to $36,000.00 for the fiscal year 16-17. She has had communication with Cities and Villages whom are currently not invested with BCEDC and hopes to gain their investments after she explains that she can lower their commitments due to the County increasing theirs. The County feels that the organization has a lot to offer it’s communities, and is happy to be able to help the Cities with this investment.

Fred Mytty of Mytty PC Consulting presented the Board with options for the 2015- 2016 county budget. Discussion followed regarding having a cash reserve versus the importance of alleviating tax burdens for the people of Burt County. M.Connealy expressed that tax asking being lowered for our residents is more important than reserves/catastrophic planning at this point in time. It was discussed and decided upon to use $542,000.00 from the Inheritance Tax Fund in an effort to lower taxes. Mytty will finalize the Budget accordingly. The date for the final hearing of the budget was set for September 8, 2015, during the next regular board meeting.

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

RESOLUTION #2015-16

WHEREAS Burt County has jurisdiction over Craig, Decatur, Riverside, Arizona, and Pershing Townships;

AND WHEREAS their budgets will contain all zeros;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Burt County Board of Supervisors that they approve an audit waiver request for each township.

DATED this 28th day of August, 2015, at Tekamah, Nebraska.

ATTEST: SARAH J. FREIDEL CLIFF MORROW, CHAIRMAN
BURT COUNTY CLERK BURT COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

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

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

RESOLUTION #2015-19

WHEREAS, under L.B. 1154 (1996) any property tax for political subdivisions will be included in the County’s tax levy.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Burt County Board of Supervisors that pursuant to law, the County has subdivisions levy authority as specified on the County Levy Limit Form hereby and by this reference incorporated herein.

up to 4 cents up to 3 cents

0 cents
$72,720.00 of the County’s five-cent miscellaneous levy will be allowed to the Ag Society under an Interlocal Agreement.

DATED this 28th day of August, 2015, at Tekamah, Nebraska.

ATTEST: SARAH J. FREIDEL CLIFF MORROW, CHAIRMAN
BURT COUNTY CLERK BURT COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

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

Treasurer Karen Grass requested to have two uncollectable distress warrants stricken. Upon motion by M.Connealy, seconded by Brummond, those two distress

Fire Districts: Cemetery Districts: Townships:

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warrants will be stricken, with roll call vote as follows: Ayes – Morrow, Brummond, M.Connealy, Rogers, T.Connealy and Newill. Nays – none. Absent –Schold.

Upon motion by Brummond, seconded by Newill, the Board approved a Special Designated Liquor License for JT’s Bar & Grill to have a beer garden at the Hoot Gibson Rodeo Arena, 3499 Hwy 32, Tekamah, Nebraska, from September 12, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. until September 13, 2015 at 1:00 a.m., for a Tractor Pull Event. With roll call vote as follows: Ayes – Morrow, Brummond, M.Connealy, Rogers, T.Connealy and Newill. Nays – none. Absent – Schold.

Board Member T.Connealy offered the following resolution with regards to Burt County Establishing a Lodging Tax:

Resolution 2015-18
Establish Burt County Visitors Promotion Fund

WHEREAS, the Nebraska Visitors Development Act (hereinafter, “the Act”) allows for the creation of a County Visitors Promotion Fund and the imposition of an additional sales tax of not to exceed two percent (2%) upon the total consideration charged for occupancy of any space furnished by a hotel; and

WHEREAS, such sales tax proceeds are to be used generally to promote, encourage, and attract visitors to come to the county and use the travel and tourism facilities within the county; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to the Act, a public hearing prior to this Resolution was held on the 11th day of August, 2015 by the Board of Supervisors of the County of Burt, Nebraska;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED,
1. After consideration of information and views presented at the public hearing, the Board of Supervisors of the County of Burt, Nebraska determines it is advisable and proper that a County Visitors Promotion Fund (hereinafter “Fund”) be established for Burt County, and such fund is hereby established by this Resolution.

2. In order to assist the Board in the proper allocation and expenditures of such Fund, a visitors committee will serve as an advisory committee to the County Board in administering the proceeds from the Fund with the specific purposes of the Act in promoting, encouraging and attracting visitors to come to this county and to use the travel and tourism facilities within.

3. There is hereby imposed, pursuant to the Act, an additional sales tax of two percent (2%) upon the total consideration charged for occupancy of any space furnished by any hotel, as defined in Nebr. Rev. Stat., Section 81- 3707, located within the County.

The proceeds of such tax shall be placed in the County Visitors Promotion Fund (Fund Number 0990) as established herein.

PASSED and APPROVED this 28th day of August, 2015.

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

Board Member T.Connealy moved to adopt resolution #2015-19, Brummond seconded the motion, and the Chairman declared it adopted, with roll call vote as follows: Ayes – Morrow, Brummond, Rogers, T.Connealy and Newill. Nays – M.Connealy. Absent- Schold.

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The process to set up the visitors committee for overseeing this Lodging Tax will begin with advertising, and will be addressed at the September 30th meeting.

Highway Superintendent Peggy Smith presented a bid from Western Engineering Company, Inc for work on County Road 23. The work will be a 3” overlay on Co.Rd. 23, from Hwy. 32 to Co.Rd. O. Motion was made by M.Connealy, seconded by Rogers to accept the bid for the amount of $1,128,399.70, but Peggy will inquire about the mile that was previously patched. Roll call vote as follows: Ayes – Morrow, Brummond, M.Connealy, Rogers, T.Connealy and Newill. Nays – none. Absent- Schold.

Superintendent Smith presented a bid from Sta-bilt Construction Company for crackfilling on County Road L and for Armor Coating on County Road GH. Motion was made by Brummond, seconded by T.Connealy to accept the bid for the crackfilling in the amount of $7,540.00. Roll call vote as follows: Ayes – Morrow, Brummond, M.Connealy, Rogers, T.Connealy and Newill. Nays – none. Absent- Schold. The armor coating on Co.Rd. GH will not be done at this time, discussions were mutual, if there are monies left over at the end of this fiscal year then that would allow the County Road C project to possibly get a start.

Smith reported that the #1 Bridge is caving off on the west side of the road again. She will get in touch with Thiesen to stabilize it.

There being no further business to come before the Board at this time, the meeting adjourned at 11:37 A.M. until September 8, 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.

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Burt County Board of Supervisors Meet Regarding Livestock Friendly Designation


OFFICE OF THE BURT COUNTY CLERK

Minutes of the Burt County Board of Supervisors

July 13, 2015

TEKAMAH NE 68061

The Burt County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, July 13, 2015 on the 3rd Floor of the Burt County Courthouse in the Courtroom for a Public Hearing, and following on the 2nd Floor in the Boardroom of the Burt County Courthouse in Tekamah, Nebraska. Notice of the meetings 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 T.Connealy, 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 in the County Boardroom on the 2nd floor.

At 9:03 A.M. Chairman Morrow opened the public hearing regarding Livestock Friendly Designation for Burt County.

Traci Bruckner with the Center for Rural Affairs spoke in opposition of the Designation stating: the Center feels that the livestock designation supports big Livestock Producers instead of family scale agriculture. The LB 175 Grant actually has no money attached to it. LB 106 could’ve and would’ve taken County zoning away. The Center for Rural Affairs wants to work with the County to look for other ways to help small, midsize and beginning farmers.

Dale Miller from Lyons representing Burt County Cattlemen. Their organization voted unanimously to support the Designation. They feel it’s good for communities, schools and local businesses and it’s a great way to tell others to look at Burt County and see what we have to offer.

Emily Skillett with A-FAN (Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska) spoke to support the designation, stating that her organization supports large and small livestock operations and feels that they bring value by providing a tax base and jobs that rural acreages cannot.

Sean Connealy does want the Board to support the Livestock Friendly Designation. He feels the designation is used to draw in large corporations and those large corporations won’t bring in families or good jobs for local families.

Mark Blackford, manages Craig Cattle Co came to speak FOR the Designation. It’s a way to advertise for more coming into the County, it’s good to promote livestock because it’s a good fit for all other surrounding industries. Craig Cattle is the largest feedyard in the County,

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they provide several local families good jobs and those families can benefit from those good paying jobs, they spend their money locally. The designation is good for the customers (local farmers) of the Feedyards, the local farmers bring in their grain to the feedyards, they don’t have to spend time and money hauling their grain for distances. Mark feels the Livestock Friendly is a good initiative because it invites people to our County, and with local zoning our County retains the power to decide what operations can come in.

Graham Christensen, he is under the impression that we don’t need the livestock friendly method to promote livestock. He wants to see analysis/study to show the designation helps with net increases in farms, economic net gains. There is no such study to prove the increases come. He presented the Board with a packet containing several letters/resolutions from various Nebraska Counties expressing their

concerns/opposition of LB 754. He used an example from Wayne Co. getting big dairies, coming from California dairies that are going dry, coming to our area using up our water supplies, they don’t create jobs and opportunities for the young, local guys. He asks that we find other ways to get young folks into livestock, don’t use the Livestock Friendly Designation that has shown no gain. He feels the designation just opens up risk. You don’t need the designation, the County has good policies with our Zoning and the County can promote itself.

Victor Jensen, says our county is not livestock friendly at the present time; we have no place to buy feed, we have no fences to be able to drive our livestock from point a to point b and the local producers put out ‘bad feed’ meaning nothing that’s not genetically modified. There are things we can do to become livestock friendly, start a new coop and provide good feed. Zoning would change with the livestock friendly; because the designation’s zoning doesn’t match up with our setbacks, the public hearings are not necessary so your local input goes away. Part of the designation process is to gather local maps/grids to look at where large operations can go within your County, the place to start is to take a step back and first look at that information. If you want to keep local control, you have to change your zoning maps so that the Public Hearings would still be needed, otherwise the livestock friendly eliminates some of the steps of the local approvals.

Dennis Fleischman representing Burt Co. Farm Bureau. They support the Livestock Friendly Designation as an economical tool to help the County, the sign is a Welcome sign out and the County still has control. Personal note, the presence of livestock in the County says that we are livestock friendly. We need to stop the arguments about big corporations – vs- small farms benefitting from this, the sign is a welcome sign for all to benefit. With so many surrounding Counties having the sign at their borders, we want to appear just as welcoming and friendly. Use the sign for our advantage, we still retain our control.

Steve Martin, works for the Department of Ag. and is the administrator of the Livestock Friendly Program. He touched on a few points: the Designation does not take away your local zoning control or change your process. All the Program does is evaluate your practices and determines if they are friendly/fair in regards to the livestock industry. The LB 106 aspect is a voluntary part of the program, you don’t have to abide by that. Just to be clear, it does not impact your zoning, it is only an evaluation of what you do. In using the Program, you recruit and pursue what you want in your County. Whether big –vs-

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small, the State works with anybody, so you aren’t necessarily only drawing in big with the Designation. Any business you may draw in from the Designation can only help your local families/business.

Matt Connealy expressed concerns about what’s to come from the Legislation within the Livestock Friendly Program. He’s concerned and feels that the Dept. of Ag will keep pushing to change the matrix of the Livestock Friendly Program, in turn some control taking away from the County.

Steve Martin stated that this is a County Program, meant to allow Counties to use the Program to recruit what they wish with it. You as a County can always remove yourself from the Program.

Dave Schold asked about Grants available through the Program. Steve Martin explained about 2 grants through LB 175, currently there’s no money. He expressed the importance of not doing this for the money, do it for the Economic Development benefits.

Traci Bruckner responded that the big dairies in Wayne Co that got brought in through the Program have not been beneficial. They’ve had no benefits from the workers because the workers are low paid and not able to contribute to the community. The air quality is bad and that could hinder your growth because families will flee due to the air quality. These are points she wanted to make to caution the Board, she stated ‘be people and farmer friendly, not livestock friendly’.

Kim Connealy asked why Burt County had first set up zoning…. She stated that she believes that the County originally wanted zoning in order to keep large confinements out of our County, for more control and less government. Don’t invite this in and remember we have zoning for local control.

Mark Blackford asked was the goal was to keep the livestock operations out, or was it to have control of where those were located?

Dale Miller feels zoning was to protect the farmers and livestock people that were here, so that people couldn’t come in and build a fancy house across from an existing large livestock operation and then turn around and sue them and shut them down. The zoning was not to keep out, but to have control in order to protect what is already there.

Vic Jensen agrees that the original intent was to protect the local farmers and keep the big producers from running out the local farmers.

Chairman Morrow asked for any further public comment, after hearing none he declared the public hearing closed at 10:07 A.M., and the Board went back into regular session.

Members of the Board had discussions:
Brummond – expressed concerns of losing control of zoning, but feels good about being able to leave the Program if they choose.

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Schold – feels that the County will have control to use the Program how we want – It’s our choice
T.Connealy – feels we are not hindering farmers from starting, this is about getting people involved in the Livestock Industry

Newill – we could use the Program to look for those who want to invest in our County, that’s not to say that just because we use this program, we aren’t reaching out to beginning/small farmers. We want to work with any size, but this is a way to invest in our County

M.Connealy – concerned about the goals that are still there in the Legislature to take local control away. Burt County has already taken actions with our zoning history to show we are open for those interested in coming in. He feels the unknowns outweigh the benefits at this point.

Morrow – Livestock Operations have advantages for the local farmers.

Motion was made by Brummond to move forward with the Livestock Friendly Designation Process and have a Resolution prepared to be voted upon at the July 31, 2015 regularly scheduled board meeting. Newill seconded the motion, with roll call vote as follows: Ayes – Morrow, Schold, Brummond, T.Connealy and Newill. Nays – M.Connealy and Rogers.

After a short recess and relocating into the Boardroom on the 2nd floor, the Board

reviewed the budget requests for the 2015-2016 fiscal year and met with officials to discuss their budgets. These discussions took place from 10:30 A.M. to a recess at 12:00 noon, and resuming again at 1:00 P.M. until adjournment of the meeting at 3:56 P.M. A meeting was set for Final decisions on the budget requests for July 20, 2015, to be held following the Board of Equalization, Protest Final Decisions.

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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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

2 June 9, 2015

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.

3 June 9, 2015

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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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

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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

Burt County Board of Supervisors Meeting Minutes


OFFICE OF THE BURT COUNTY CLERK

Minutes of the Burt County Board of Supervisors

May 12, 2015

TEKAMAH NE 68061

The Burt County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Tuesday, May 12, 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 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 County Clerk Report of Fees, the County Court Report of Fines, the District Court Fee Report and the Zoning Report for April, were approved upon 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.

The minutes of the last meeting were approved upon motion by Schold, seconded by Newill, 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 $927,624.94 and fund balances were approved upon motion by M.Connealy, seconded by T.Connealy, with roll call vote as follows: Ayes – Morrow, Schold, Brummond, M.Connealy, Rogers, T.Connealy and Newill. Nays – none.

Zoning Permits
Gas Tax Refund
Airline Tax from State
Co Clerk – Filing & Recording Doc. Stamps -County Share
Co Clerk–misc.fees Advertising – Liquor Lic
Clerk of Dist Court – Filing Fees Dist Court Refunds

350.00 1,244.21 2,953.34 3,554.00 3,283.67

229.24 65.00 360.00 36.00

 

May 12, 2015

Clerk of Dist Court – Misc Fees & Revenue Dist Court – Fees & Costs
Clerk of Dist Court – Filing Fees
St. of NE – Child Support

County Court- Misc Fees
Election Reimbursement
Co Atty Fees- Check Collections
St. of NE – Child Support
Overload Fines – 25% County Share Interest on Investments
Sec.of State _Grant for AutoMarks Gas Tax Refund
Motor Vehicle fees Highway/Street Allocations Transfer _Gen to Road
P & M Fund
Stop Program
Inheritance Tax
Inheritance Tax
Plat Book Sales
E 911
E 911
CO 911 Surcharges
Overload Fines – 75% State Share Liquor Iicenses
Co Court Fines – Regular
Co Court Bond Forfeitures
Craig Fire -General
Decatur Fire -General
Lyons Fire-General
Decatur Fire -Bond
Lyons Fire -Bond
Property Tax
St. of NE- motor vehicle ProRate Carline Tax from State

375.00 15.00 5.00 13,634.18 63.50 40.00 120.00 4,434.59 618.75 1,572.56 750.00 1,281.37 22,041.38 74,558.03 200,000.00 587.50 150.00 11,446.70 1,908.70 51.00 4,771.30 4,771.30 5,079.46 1,856.25 475.00 12,278.07 222.00 34.83 395.03 425.64 173.89 67.41 520,052.62 23,760.56 7,532.86

A Summary from the Tax Equalization and Review Commission, showing the levels of value of real property in Burt County for tax year 2015, was noted and placed on file.

Jon Roberts representing NACO Benefits Services presented Group Medical Benefit comparisons and NACO Benefits Services information to the Board. Health Insurance renewals are July 1, 2015. The Board will review the options and make their decision at the May 29, 2015 meeting.

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Brummond moved to approve a claim for Brenneis Insurance that got left off of the payment run from the April 30, 2015 claims. Motion was seconded by T.Connealy, with roll call vote as follows: Ayes – Morrow, Schold, Brummond, M.Connealy, Rogers, T.Connealy and Newill. Nays – none.

On motion by M.Connealy, seconded by Rogers, the Board voted to accept Fred Mytty’s proposal to do the County’s budget for 2015-2016 in the amount of $3,200.00 plus mileage, 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 Newill, the Board approved a Special Designated Liquor License for Ronnie’s Bar to have a beer garden at the rodeo grounds in Tekamah on June 5 and June 6, 2015, for the Rodeo, with roll call vote as follows: Ayes – Morrow, Schold, Brummond, M.Connealy, Rogers, T.Connealy and Newill. Nays – none.

At 09:47 A.M. Chairman Morrow opened the public hearing to establish permissible hours for the sale at retail and dispensing of alcoholic liquors, including beer, wine and spirits on Sundays within Burt County but outside the corporate limits of cities or villages. After discussion and with no public comment, the Chairman declared the public hearing closed at 09:50 A.M., and the Board went back into regular session.

Board Member Schold offered the following resolution and moved for its adoption:

RESOLUTION # 2015-04

WHEREAS, Neb.Rev.Stat. § 53-179, establishes the permissible hours for the sale and dispensing of alcoholic liquors, including beer, wine and spirits, by licensees within the State of Nebraska, and

WHEREAS, Neb.Rev.Stat. § 53-179 (2) authorizes this Board to establish permissible hours for the sale at retail and dispensing of alcoholic liquors, including beer, wine and spirits on Sundays within Burt County but outside the corporate limits of cities or villages;

WHEREAS, it is the desire of this Board to establish uniform hours for the sale at retail and dispensing of alcoholic liquors, including beer, wine and spirits, by licensees within Burt County but outside the corporate limits of cities or villages on Sundays.

WHEREAS, published notice and public hearing was held on May 12, 2015, to consider changing the hours of liquor sales on Sunday in Burt County.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of Burt County, Nebraska, that subject to the provision of all applicable State and Federal Laws, the permissible hours for the sale at retail and dispensing of alcoholic liquors, including beer, wine and spirits, by licensees within Burt County, but outside the corporate limits of cities and villages, shall be as follows:

LIQUORS

3 May 12, 2015

Beer and wine

Secular Days

Off Sale………………….6:00 A.M. to 1:00 A.M. On Sale………………….6:00 A.M. to 1:00 A.M.

Sundays

Off Sale…………………………6:00 A.M. to 1:00 A.M. On Sale………………………….6:00 A.M. to 1:00 A.M.

Other than Beer and wine (Spirits)

Secular Days

Off Sale………………….6:00 A.M. to 1:00 A.M. On Sale………………….6:00 A.M. to 1:00 A.M.

Sundays

Off Sale…………………………6:00 A.M. to 1:00 A.M. On Sale………………………….6:00 A.M. to 1:00 A.M.

DATED this 12th day of May, 2015 at Tekamah, Nebraska.

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

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

At 10:00 A.M. Highway Superintendent Peggy Smith opened the following bids for Bridge materials for C001103010 & C0011022220.

Contech
Midwest Sales & Services B’s Enterprises

$37,540.00 & $32,480.00 $32,767.16 & $28,193.34 $43,127.32 & $39,893.96

M.Connealy moved to accept the bid from Midwest Sales & Services, Brummond seconded the motion, with roll call vote as follows: Ayes – Morrow, Schold, Brummond, M.Connealy, Rogers, T.Connealy and Newill. Nays – none.

Travis Mann with Luxa Construction visited with the Board and Road Superintendent Smith about the completion of CVA Road project. The project has come to a stop due to questions/concerns regarding the RR right of way. Members of the public, Roger Moderow and Roland Richards, spoke in regards to concerns of this road/RR right of way as well. All agreed work needs to start back up as soon as representatives from the RR can be consulted about the concerns of the work within their right of way.

4 May 12, 2015

Superintendent Smith shared quotes for asphalt patching for various county roads. She reported the work could start in June. Not wanting to do intersections work at this time, the board advised Peggy to get new patch bids without the intersections being quoted in.

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

RESOLUTION # 2015-05

A RESOLUTION ADOPTING A PAYROLL CONVERSION PLAN

WHEREAS, it has come to the attention of the Burt County Board of Supervisors that a new Nebraska Law (Neb. Rev. Stat. §48-1230 – 2014 Neb. Laws, LB 560, Sec. 4( 2)) has been adopted where the employee’s wage statement (nonexempt employees) requires the number of hours for which an employee is paid be on the employee’s wage statement, hereby also requiring paying employees per hours worked (paying hourly, no longer salary).

WHEREAS, the Burt County Board of Supervisors have come to the opinion that Neb. Rev. Stat. §48- 1230 cannot be complied with unless the pay day is after the pay period has been completed. WHEREAS, the Burt County Board of Supervisorsdesire to make a payroll conversion plan where the pay period would be from the 22nd day of the month to the 21st day of the next month and the pay day would continue to fall within the last week of the month.

WHEREAS, the Burt County Board of Supervisors desire to allow its employees compensatory time to cover the reduction of pay the employees will receive during the first month’s adjustment period.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE BURTCOUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
HEREBY APPROVE AND ADOPT THE PAYROLL CONVERSION PLAN, WHICH AFFECTS ALL EMPLOYEES WHO WORK IN COUNTY DEPARTMENTS.

Approved this 12th day of May, 2015
BURT COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS: Cliff Morrow, CHAIRMAN

David Schold Matt Connealy Ted Connealy

Gregory Brummond Perry Rogers Gerald Newill

ATTEST: Sarah J. Freidel, BURT COUNTY CLERK

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

There was a motion by Newill to go into Executive Session for the protection of the public interest to discuss litigations with Co.Attorney Frank Barron and Kevin Brenneis from Brenneis Ins. Agency., motion was seconded by Rogers, with roll call vote as follows: Ayes – Morrow, Schold, Brummond, M.Connealy, Rogers, T.Connealy and Newill. Nays – none. Chairman Morrow declared the meeting entered into Executive Session at 10:45 A.M. for

5 May 12, 2015

the protection of the public interest to discuss pending litigations. M.Connealy motioned to come out of executive session, Newill seconded, with roll call vote as follows: Ayes – Morrow, Schold, Brummond, M.Connealy, Rogers, T.Connealy and Newill. Nays – none. Chairman Morrow declared the meeting was back into Regular Session at 11:03 A.M. No action was taken during executive session.

The Road Committee gathered and presented information for a new tractor. After reviewing the various options, it was decided to look further in the direction of a lease. Next meeting they’ll bring 3 year lease options of comparable tractors for review and possible action.

There being no further business to come before the Board at this time, the meeting adjourned at 11:47 A.M. until 9:00 A.M., May 29, 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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7 May 12, 2015

Burt County Board of Supervisors Meeting Minutes


OFFICE OF THE BURT COUNTY CLERK January 13, 2015
TEKAMAH NE 68061

The Burt County Board of Supervisors met this date pursuant to adjournment of their last meeting with the following members present: Clifford Morrow, David Schold, Greg Brummond, Matt Connealy, Perry Rogers and Ted Connealy. Absent: 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 and T.Connealy. Nays – none. County Clerk Sarah Freidel informed the public that the Nebraska Open Meeting Act is posted on the wall.

The first order of business was reorganization. County Clerk Freidel asked for nominations for Chairman of the Board. Brummond motioned to nominate Clifford Morrow, and M.Connealy seconded the motion. Schold moved that the nominations cease and that Morrow be elected Chairman of the Board for 2015. The motion was seconded by Rogers, with roll call vote as follows: Ayes – Morrow, Schold, Brummond, M.Connealy, Rogers and T.Connealy. Nays – none.

The next order of business, also part of reorganization, was to appoint a Vice- Chairman. Chairman Morrow asked for nominations for Vice-Chairman of the Board. Schold moved to nominate Matt Connealy, and Brummond seconded the motion. Morrow moved that the nominations cease and that M.Connealy be elected Vice-Chairman of the Board for 2015. The motion was seconded by Schold, with roll call vote as follows: Ayes – Morrow, Schold, Brummond, M.Connealy, Rogers and T.Connealy. Nays – none.

Upon motion by Brummond, seconded by M.Connealy the agenda was approved as amended with the addition of the possible formation of a Road Committee, with roll call vote as follows: Ayes – Morrow, Schold, Brummond, M.Connealy, Rogers and T.Connealy. Nays – none.

The County Clerk Report of Fees, the County Court Report of fines, the District Court Fee Report and the Zoning Report for December, as well as the Sheriff’s Quarterly Reports and the Treasurer’s 6 Month Report, were approved upon motion by M.Connealy, seconded by Rogers, with roll call vote as follows: Ayes – Morrow, Schold, Brummond, M.Connealy, Rogers and T. Connealy. Nays – none.

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

The following Miscellaneous Receipts in the amount of $122,157.44, along with the Fund Balance Report, were approved upon motion by M.Connealy, seconded by T.Connealy, with roll call vote as follows: Ayes – Morrow, Schold, Brummond, M.Connealy, Rogers and T.Connealy. Nays – none.

TOBACCO LICENSE
ZONING PERMITS
CO CLERK-FILING & RECORDING
CO CLERK-DOC STAMPS-COUNTY SHARE CO CLERK-MISC FEES
DISTRICT COURT-FILING FEES
DISTRICT COURT-MISC FEES & REVENUE DISTRICT COURT-FEES & COST
DISTRICT COURT-FILING FEES
CO COURT-MISC FEES
ELECTION REIMBURSEMENT
CO SHERIFF-SERVICE FEES
CO SHERIFF-MILEAGE & COSTS
TITLE INSPECTIONS
GUN PERMITS
CO ATTNY FEES-CHECK COLLECTION OVERLOAD FINES-25% COUNTY SHARE INTEREST ON INVESTMENTS
MISC REVENUE
HIGHWAY/STREET ALLOCATION ROAD-MISC REVENUE
PRESERVATION & MODERNIZATION INHERITANCE TAX
INHERITANCE TAX
911 WIRELESS SERVICE FUND
COUNTY 911 SURCHARGE
OVERLOAD FINES-75% STATE SHARE COUNTY COURT FINES-REGULAR
IN LIEU TAXES-1957 PRIOR

10.00 375.00 1,866.00 1,030.90 285.50 90.00 35.00 10.00 850.00 119.00 1,595.74 565.00 680.32 320.00 35.00 27.00 93.75 1,072.41 36.97 81,562.22 330.81 329.50 13,259.06 6,564.17 4,771.30 832.00 281.25 5,105.00 24.54

Newly Elected County Attorney Francis W. Barron III came before the Board to introduce himself and to offer his services for any needs of the Burt County Board.

Board Member Rogers offered the following resolution and moved for its adoption:

RESOLUTION #2015-01

BE IT RESOLVED that the County Treasurer be authorized to deposit funds in excess of the capital and surplus in any depository designated for county funds, provided such depository furnish the proper securities as provided by law, and that the Treasurer be and she hereby is, authorized to invest surplus funds, if there be any, in United States Treasury bills or certificates of deposit in the following financial institutions: First Nebraska Bank, Decatur, First National Bank Northeast, Tekamah, and Washington County Bank, Tekamah.

DATED this 13th day of January, 2015, at Tekamah, Nebraska.

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

SUPERVISORS

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

Upon motion by M.Connealy, seconded by T.Connealy, the Board appointed Peggy Smith as Burt County Highway Superintendent for 2015, with roll call vote as follows: Ayes – Morrow, Schold, Brummond, M.Connealy, Rogers and T.Connealy. Nays – none.

Also part of reorganization for 2015, upon motion by M.Connealy, seconded by T.Connealy, the Board approved the following board committee appointments, with roll call vote as follows: Ayes – Morrow, Schold, Brummond, M.Connealy, Rogers and T.Connealy. Nays – none.

Clifford Morrow

Gerald Newill

Ted Connealy

Greg Brummond

Matt Connealy

Perry Rogers

Elkhorn- Logan Valley Public Health Dept

Region IV
Heartland of Nebraska Board

Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership (NENCAP) Burt County Economic Development Board

Northeast Nebraska Juvenile Services – alternate Burt County Economic Development Board Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District

North Star & Region IV Services
Region 5/6 Homeland Security
Northeast Nebraska Waste Coalition-alternate

Nebraska Loess Hills RC & D Council Northeast Nebraska Juvenile Services

David Schold N.E. Nebraska Area Agency on Aging
N.E. Nebraska Waste Coalition, Advisory & Governing Board

All of the Burt County Supervisors are on the Burt County Weed Board.

Upon motion by Schold, seconded by Brummond, the Board approved special designated liquor licenses for Ronnie’s Bar at St Patrick’s Catholic Church for Lenten fish fry dinners on February 20, February 27, March 6, March 13, March 20 and March 27, 2015, with roll call vote as follows: Ayes – Morrow, Schold, Brummond, M.Connealy, Rogers and T.Connealy. Nays – none.

Upon motion by T.Connealy, seconded by Schold, the Board approved an annual cost of living raise based on the Midwest Economic Consumer Prices available January 16, not to exceed 3%, with roll call vote as follows: Ayes – Morrow, Schold, Brummond, M.Connealy, Rogers and T.Connealy. Nays – none.

Highway Superintendent Smith discussed the 1 and 6 Year Road Plan with the Board. Allen Soll came before the Board to visit with Smith and the Board to request to keep Airport Road in the County Road Plans.

Upon motion by M.Connealy, seconded by Schold, the Board authorized Chairman Morrow to sign the Burt County Weed Control Authority Activities and Information Report, with roll call vote as follows: Ayes – Morrow, Schold, Brummond, M.Connealy, Rogers and T.Connealy. Nays – none.

Board Member T.Connealy briefly reported information on the lease of a tractor for the possible replacement of an existing County Tractor.

Discussions followed regarding the possible formation of a Road Committee, no action was taken at this time.

There being no further business to come before the Board at this time, the Board adjourned at 10:20 A.M. until 9:00 A.M. January 30, 2015.

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

SUPERVISORS

Briefs and Local Events


The Burt County Board of Supervisors will meet Thurs., Oct. 30th at 9:00 a.m. at the Burt County Courthouse in Tekamah, NE.

The Kids Costume Parade in Oakland will take place on Thurs., Oct. 30th at the City Auditorium, then down Main Street, with local businesses participating, handing out treats to all of the trick or treaters. This will begin after school.

Golden Oaks in Oakland will have a pie fundraiser on Thurs., Oct. 30th beginning at 3:00 p.m.

Lyons businesses will be handing out treats to trick or treaters beginning at 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday on Halloween. Afterwards, the senior center will be providing free hot dogs, chips and a drink until 6:30 p.m.

 

Burt County Board of Supervisors Meeting Notice


The Burt County Board of Supervisors will meet on Wed., July 30th at 9:00 a.m. at the Burt County Courthouse in Tekamah, NE. The meeting is open to the public.

Burt County Board of Supervisors Meeting Minutes


The Burt County Board of Supervisors met May 29, 2014, pursuant to adjournment of their last meeting with the following members present:  Cliff Morrow, Gerald Newill, David Schold, Matt Connealy, Greg Brummond and Gene Rollins.  Absent:  Perry Rogers.

 

The meeting opened at 9:00 A.M. upon motion by Rollins, seconded by Newill, all voting aye.  Chairman Morrow informed the public that the Nebraska Open Meeting Act was posted on the wall.

 

Upon motion by Connealy, seconded by Brummond, the agenda was approved as amended with the addition of signing an agreement with Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District, all voting aye.

 

Visiting the Board were Peggy Smith, Mike Braniff, Joni Renshaw, Penny Warren, Brenda Dahlstrom, John Hundahl, Bob Pickell, Abby Surber, Pete Ueding, Patty Plugge and Kevin Petersen.

 

The following claims for May in the amount of $451,770.60, including $99,842.73 for payroll, were read, audited, warrant drawn and checks generated on the respective funds on motion by Connealy, seconded by Schold, all voting aye.

 

ADAM TRIPP ATTY FEES 735.00
AFLAC INS 644.08
ALL FLAGS FLAGS 96.35
ALLISON ELECTRIC SUPPLIES 293.84
AMERICAN BROADBAND TELE 788.80
ANDERSON HARDWARE SUPPLIES 82.97
ANDY’S QUICK SHOP FUEL 26.02
AS CENTRAL SERV AS/400 COSTS 232.60
AS CENTRAL SERV, OCIO TELETYPE 350.00
AT&T TELE 53.74
B & B TECHNOLOGIES SPRAYER REPAIR 418.04
BETTY L HANNA ELECT 108.75
BILL J PICKELL REPAIR/LABOR 258.38
BLACK HILLS ENERGY HEATING FUEL 148.15
BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD INS 60,462.57
BOMGAARS SUPPLY SUPPLIES 485.60
BOONE CO CLERK LODGING 149.98
BRANIFF SERV FUEL 1,522.18
BREHMER MFG STEEL PROD 1,656.58
BRENNEIS INSURANCE INS 61.00
BURT CO CLERK WORKSHOP 85.00
BURT CO COURT NON-WAIV  FEES 114.00
BURT CO DIST COURT NON-WAIV  FEES 198.00
BURT CO PUBLIC POWER DIST ELECTRICITY 240.19
BURT CO PUBLIC POWER DIST RADIO TOWER 47.36
BURT CO SERV FUND RELIEF FUND 4,000.00
BURT CO SHERIFF PERS SERV 483.39
BURT CO TREASURER PERS PROP TAX 442.55
CAROL J WHITCOMB ELECT 101.50
CAROLE ANDERSON ELECT 7.25
CAROLIE SMITH ELECT 101.50
CATERPILLAR FINANCIAL SERV MOTOR GRADER 7,064.69
CATHERINE E KOCSIS SCHOOLING 16.50
CATHERINE M. SEARS ELECT 108.75
CATHY FARBER ELECT 108.75
CATHY ZINK ELECT 21.75
CENTEC CAST METAL PROD MARKERS 680.40
CENTRAL UNITED INS 10.25
CENTRAL VALLEY AG FUEL 255.53
CENTURYLINK TELE 636.52
CITY CLERK WATER BILL 118.68
CITY OF LYONS UTILITIES 169.16
CITY OF TEKAMAH WATER BILL 135.78
CLEANING MART SUPPLIES 206.59
CLIENT-SERVER TECHNOLOGY GROUP SERV 1,450.00
CLIFFORD L MORROW MILE 26.88
CNA AUTO SERV PARTS 20.09
COMPLETE SECURITY & INVEST PERS SERV 150.00
CONSTELLATION NEW ENERGY GAS DIV HEATING FUEL 10.78
CORNHUSKER INTL TRUCKS PARTS 61.77
CREDIT MANAGEMENT SERV GARNISH 22.78
CRESTON FERTILIZER CHEMICAL 72.45
CUBBY’S FUEL 1,171.22
DAVID SCHOLD MILE 34.72
DEARBORN NATL LIFE INS INS 36.70
DEBORAH J KENNEDY ELECT 101.50
DEBORAH S. HAWKINS ELECT 108.75
DECATUR EXPRESS FUEL 2,296.90
DELL MARKETING TONER 134.18
DELMAR ANDERSON PRIOR SERV 92.32
DIANE SHEETS ELECT/MILES 122.70
DOROTHY WALLACE ELECT 108.75
DREW MARSHALL SCHOOLING 224.00
EDITH GAY WHITE ELECT 101.50
ELDA MINTON ELECT 101.50
FARMERS PRIDE FUEL 6,265.99
FILTER CARE OF NEBR MAINT 57.75
FIRST CONCORD BENEFITS INS 525.00
FIRST NAT’L BANK-NE-EFPTS FED TAXES 33,310.03
FRANCES FRENCH PRIOR SERV 11.00
FRED FRANKLIN EQ/MILES/HELP 1,074.15
FRELON A DANIELSON ELECT/MILES 150.11
FREMONT SANITATION GARBAGE 127.24
GATZMEYER’S WELDING PARTS/LABOR 129.04
GENE R ROLLINS MILE 29.12
GEOCOMM GIS DATA 911 3,059.00
GERALD E NEWILL MILE 58.24
GERALD SHUMAKE ELECT 50.75
GERALDINE E OTT ELECT 108.75
GIS WORKSHOP ANNUAL FEES 7,700.00
GLORIA C BRECKENRIDGE ELECT 101.50
GLORIA H RIECKEN ELECT/MILES 165.26
GREGORY J BRUMMOND MILE 29.12
GWENDOLYN CRANNELL ELECT 101.50
HALL’S CULLIGAN WATER SUPPLIES 86.50
HOLMQUIST LUMBER SUPPLIES 93.33
ILA DAVIS PRIOR SERV 18.00
IONE LIPPS ELECT 7.25
IOWA OFFICE SUPPLY SUPPLIES 600.15
J F AHERN CO SPRINKLER INSP/REP 959.00
JACK’S UNIFORMS UNIFORMS 213.85
JAMES L DEVENING TRASH REMOVAL 221.23
JANE SUNDERMAN ELECT 108.75
JANN MILLER ELECT 21.75
JEANETTE KEOGH ELECT 108.75
JEANICE BOWERS MEALS/MILES 141.32
JEANNINE NELSEN ELECT 101.50
JENSEN PLUMBING BLDG REPAIRS 599.15
JEO CONSULTING ENGINEERING 1,364.50
JOAN MAGNUSSEN ELECT 101.50
JOAN TIPPERY ELECT/MILES 132.19
JOHN WILSON ELECT 90.98
JOHNSON & MOCK ATTY FEES 3,114.00
JONI L. RENSHAW MEAL/MILE/LODG 233.42
JUDITH A OLSEN ELECT 130.50
JULIE ANN EASTON ELECT 108.75
JUSTIN L SMITH SCHOOLING 224.00
K B’S MINI MART FUEL 1,602.16
KATE RICHARDS ELECT 108.75
KATHLEEN RAY SCHOOLING 34.32
KATHY UHING ELECT/MILES 49.64
KELLY MCMANIGAL SCHOOLING 224.00
KENWORTH PARTS 19.47
KRISTIE PETERSON ELECT 101.50
KUENY & BEGLEY ATTY FEES 330.00
LINDA K HANSEN ELECT 108.75
LOIS LUBKER ELECT 101.50
LORENSEN LUMBER CONCRETE 1,902.48
MABEL ARONSON ELECT 108.75
MADISON CO SHERIFF BD PRISONERS 50.00
MAINELLI, WAGNER & ASSOC ENGINEERING 2,775.00
MALLARD SAND & GRAVEL GRAVEL/BORROW 37,541.06
MARGARET GREENWOOD ELECT 108.75
MARILYN J PETERSEN ELECT 108.75
MARJEAN HIGHTREE ELECT 108.75
MARJORIE SHUMAKE MILE 75.04
MARLENE JOY NELSON ELECT 101.50
MARLENE KAEDING ELECT 101.50
MARLYS MARIE JENSEN ELECT/MILES 126.03
MARSHALL & SWIFT SUPPLIES 569.20
MARTIN MARIETTA GRAVEL/BORROW 855.12
MARY E. ROGERS ELECT/MILES 69.26
MARY JANE FARBER ELECT 101.50
MARY LOFTIS SUPPLIES/MEETS 455.66
MARY PAULSEN ELECT 108.75
MARY THERESA DARBY ELECT 108.75
MARY W GOFF ELECT 101.50
MASSMUTUAL ADD’L RETIRE 200.00
MATTHEW CONNEALY MILE 21.84
MICHELE QUICK ELECT 14.50
MICHELLE TOBIN ELECT 101.50
MID-AMERICAN BENEFITS MONTHLY BILL 360.00
MIDWEST SERV & SALES SIGNS/BLADES 2,486.68
MIDWEST SERV CO FUEL 28,873.08
MILDRED SANDQUIST ELECT 108.75
MILLS LAW OFFICE ATTY FEES 975.00
MIPS SERV 2,772.19
NACEB TREAS 2014 BD DUES 100.00
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT ADD’L RETIRE 1,320.00
NE HEALTH & HUMAN SERV INSTITUTIONS 288.00
NE NEBR ECONOMIC DEV FY 2015 FEES 875.00
NEBR CHILD SUPPORT PYMT CTR CHILD SUPPORT 1,224.17
NEBR PUBLIC POWER DIST ELECTRICITY 732.47
NMC RENT/PARTS 13,707.11
NE NEBR TELEPHONE TELE 227.86
NE RESEARCH & EXT CTR PRINTER/EQUIP 2,716.46
O’KEEFE ELEVATOR C ELEVATOR 252.23
OAKLAND INDEPENDENT ADS/MEETINGS 602.13
OFFICE WAREHOUSE SUPPLIES 446.46
OFFICENET QTR SRV FEE 27.64
PATRICK R RUNGE ATTY FEES 1,050.00
PENGAD SUPPLIES 105.04
PENNY A. WARREN MEALS/MILES 157.95
PERRY ROGERS ROADS/PROJECTS 31.92
PEST-TROL PEST CONTROL 38.00
PHYLLIS L RIEKEN ELECT 108.75
PLAINDEALER ADS/ELECT 1,591.51
QUALITY PRINTING SUPPLIES 896.01
RANDY L RAGER PRIOR SERV 69.24
RESERVE ACCT POSTAGE MACHINE 5,000.00
RETIREMENT PLANS DIV RETIRE 16,189.47
RICK ECKLEY PARTS/LABOR 997.31
ROMONA R STOUT ELECT 14.50
SANDRA HUSAR ELECT 108.75
SANDRA L JOHNSON ELECT/MILES 134.43
SAPP BROS FUEL 1,967.40
SAVE MORE SUPPLIES 426.39
SCHENKELBERG IMP PARTS 76.35
SCHMADER ELECTRIC SIREN/BATTERY 1,100.00
SHAMBURG AUTO CABLE 918.33
SHIRLEY A MORROW ELECT 7.25
SHIRLEY BROMM ELECT 101.50
SHIRLEY GILES ELECT 137.75
SHIRLEY LOWE ELECT 108.75
SIDNER,SVOBODA,SCHILKE,THOMSEN ATTY FEES 2,715.00
STACEN C GROSS CONSULTING FEE 750.00
STALP GRAVEL GRAVEL/BORROW 6,141.01
STATE TAX COM STATE TAXES 4,111.38
STEINY’S GENERAL STORE SUPPLIES 14.68
STEVEN L DEVENING GRAVEL/BORROW 26,383.38
SUSAN M. LANGLEY ELECT 101.50
TEAM LABORATORY SUPPLIES 1,290.38
TERESA PETERSEN SCHOOLING 19.89
THERESA INMAN ELECT 101.50
THIBAULT,SUHR & THIBAULT DEPOSITION 137.05
TRACY JOAN SAXTON ELECT 108.75
TRI-STATE COM RENT/EQUIP 923.40
TRUCK CENTER PARTS/LABOR 1,491.70
U S CELLULAR TELE 60.74
VELMA F HENNIG ELECT 108.75
VERIZON WIRELESS CELL PHONES 214.05
VETTER EQUIP PARTS 35.50
VICKI D DAVIS-HANKINS ELECT 108.75
VICKIE BARR SCHOOLING 20.18
VILLAGE OF DECATUR UTILITIES 74.12
VIRGINIA M CHRISTOFFERSEN ELECT/MILES 165.26
WASHINGTON CO SHERIFF BD PRISONERS 16,115.00
WASHINGTON CO SHERIFF-MEDICAL MEDICAL 110.42
WASHINGTON NATL INS INS 33.75
WELDON PARTS PARTS 22.87
WINDSTREAM TELE 183.22
WINGATE INN LODGING 169.90
WPCI TESTING 76.50

 

The minutes of the last meeting were approved upon motion by Schold, seconded by Rollins, all voting aye.

 

Highway Superintendent Peggy Smith explained the new mandatory sign program to the Board, and discussion followed regarding how to implement it.  Smith brought an Interlocal Agreement for the Shared Purchase and Usage of a Reflectometer for Sign Maintenance between Burt County, Washington County and the City of Blair, to be in effect until May 31, 2017.  The cost of the instrument will be around $10,000.00, to be shared by all three entities.

 

Upon motion by Brummond, seconded by Connealy, the Chairman signed the agreement with Washington County and the City of Blair to share the purchase and usage of a reflectometer, all voting aye.

 

Chairman Morrow signed a lot split application for Phillip and Judith Hall located in the NE ¼ of the SE ¼ of Section 19, Township 21, Range 9, East of the Sixth P.M., Burt County, Nebraska.

 

John Hundahl addressed the Board regarding the need to have them again approve a Special Designated Liquor License for Pheasant Bonanza’s Warrior Dash on June 7. Pheasant Bonanza is being sold and has a temporary liquor license under which they are not eligible for a SDL.

 

Upon motion by Connealy, seconded by Brummond, the Board approved a Special Designated Liquor License for Attitude on Food, Inc. of Omaha to cater the Warrior Dash to be held at Pheasant Bonanza on June 7, 2014, all voting aye.

 

Upon motion by Newill, seconded by Schold, the Board approved the appointment of George Fritts to serve on the Veterans Service Committee, all voting aye.

 

At 10:00 A.M. Pete Ueding opened bids to replace the windows on the east and west sides of the Courthouse.  The following bids were received:

Wacker Home Improvement              62 windows          $27,838.00

Lindy Glass                                       63 windows          $27,400.00

 

Schold moved to accept the low bid from Lindy Glass in the amount of $27,400.00.  Brummond seconded the motion, all voting aye.

 

Highway Superintendent Smith brought a Special Project Operation and Maintenance Agreement with Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District to the Board, in which Burt County agrees to maintain the box culvert located in the SW ¼ of the SE ¼ of 16-23-10.  Upon motion by Connealy, seconded by Brummond, the Board authorized Chairman Morrow to sign the agreement, all voting aye.

 

Board Member Schold offered the following resolution and moved for its adoption:

 

RESOLUTION #2014-10

 

WHEREAS, the Road Fund is in need of funds to operate.

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Burt County Board of Supervisors that $100,000.00 be transferred from the General Fund to the Road Fund per the Burt County budget document for fiscal year 2013-2014.

 

DATED this 29th day of May, 2014, at Tekamah, Nebraska.

 

ATTEST: MARJORIE R. SHUMAKE          CLIFF MORROW, CHAIRMAN

BURT COUNTY CLERK             BURT COUNTY BOARD OF

SUPERVISORS

 

Board Member Newill seconded the motion, and the Chairman declared it adopted, all voting aye.

 

Board Member Newill offered the following three resolutions and moved for their adoption:

 

RESOLUTION #2014-11

 

WHEREAS, upon order by the Burt County Board of Supervisors and in accordance with Section 39-1722 of the State of Nebraska Highway and Bridge Law, the Superintendent made a study of public road #320.  This road is a 66 foot wide road located in the east ½ of Section 23, Township 21N, Range 11E of the 6th P.M., Burt County, Nebraska.  Said road being 33 feet east and west of the following described centerline:

Beginning at a point 33 feet east of the southeast corner of the west ½ of the northeast ¼ and on the south line of the northeast ¼ of said section 23; thence west on the south line of the northeast ¼ a distance of 33 feet to the southeast corner of the west ½ of the northeast ¼; thence continuing west on the south line of the northeast ¼ a distance of 520 feet more or less to a point of intersection with the southerly right of way of an existing county road.  Said southerly right of way measures 50 feet perpendicular from the existing centerline of the paved road as now exists.

 

AND WHEREAS, there are two property owners currently on either side of the described road, all property has access other than this road.

 

AND WHEREAS, based on these facts, use of this road by the general “Traveling” public would serve no purpose and the Highway Superintendent reports favorably to closing this public road as described above.

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Burt County Board of Supervisors that a public hearing be held to take comments from the public concerning the closing of this road, such hearing to be held on June 27, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. in the boardroom of the courthouse in Tekamah, Nebraska.

 

Dated this 29th day of May, 2014 at Tekamah, Nebraska.

 

ATTEST:

 

MARJORIE R. SHUMAKE       CLIFFORD L. MORROW

BURT COUNTY CLERK           BURT COUNTY BOARD CHAIRMAN

 

 

RESOLUTION #2014-12

 

WHEREAS, upon order by the Burt County Board of Supervisors and in accordance with Section 39-1722 of the State of Nebraska Highway and Bridge Law, the Superintendent made a study of public road #312.  This road is a 66 foot wide road located in the east ½ of Section 23, Township 21N, Range 11E of the 6th P.M., Burt County, Nebraska.  Said road being 33 feet north and south of the following described centerline:

Beginning at a point 33 feet south of the southeast corner of the west ½ of the northeast ¼ and on the east line of the west ½ of the southeast ¼ of said section 23; thence north on the east line of the west ¼ of the southeast ¼ a distance of 33 feet to the southeast corner of the west ½ of the northeast ¼; thence continuing north on the east line of the west ½ of the northeast ¼ a distance of 520 feet more or less to a point of intersection with the easterly right of way of an existing county road.  Said easterly right of way measures 50 feet perpendicular from the existing centerline of the paved road as now exists.

 

AND WHEREAS, there are two property owners currently on either side of the described road, all property has access other than this road.

 

AND WHEREAS, based on these facts use of this road by the general “Traveling” public would serve no purpose and the Highway Superintendent reports favorably to closing this public road as described above.

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Burt County Board of Supervisors that a public hearing be held to take comments from the public concerning the closing of this road, such hearing to be held on June 27, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. in the boardroom of the courthouse in Tekamah, Nebraska.

 

Dated this 29th day of May, 2014 at Tekamah, Nebraska.

 

ATTEST:

 

MARJORIE R. SHUMAKE       CLIFFORD L. MORROW

BURT COUNTY CLERK           BURT COUNTY BOARD CHAIRMAN

 

RESOLUTION #2014-13

 

WHEREAS, upon order by the Burt County Board of Supervisors and in accordance with Section 39-1722 of the State of Nebraska Highway and Bridge Law, the Superintendent made a study of Public road #468.  This road is described as follows:  road commencing at or near the northeast corner of the SE ¼ of Section 19, Township 20N, Range 11E, thence southwesterly 100 rods more or less to the buildings on the Woods Updike Ranch, thence west to intersect the public road at or near the northeast corner of the SE ¼ of the SW ¼ of said Section 19.

 

AND WHEREAS, there is one property owner currently for both sides of the described road, all property has access other than this road.

 

AND WHEREAS, based on these facts use of this road by the general “Traveling” public would serve no purpose and the Highway Superintendent reports favorably to closing this public road as described above.

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Burt County Board of Supervisors that a public hearing be held to take comments from the public concerning the closing of this road, such hearing to be held on June 27, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. in the boardroom of the courthouse in Tekamah, Nebraska.

 

Dated this 29th day of May, 2014 at Tekamah, Nebraska.

 

ATTEST:

 

MARJORIE R. SHUMAKE                 CLIFFORD L. MORROW

BURT COUNTY CLERK                     BURT COUNTY BOARD CHAIRMAN

 

Board Member Connealy seconded the motion, and the Chairman declared it adopted, all voting aye.

 

Application for Program Certification Approval for the Driver’s Safety Training Program was noted and placed on file.

 

Brenda Dahlstrom gave a presentation on GIS Web and answered any questions.  The Assessor’s Office is already using GIS, and this is the next step in utilizing GIS Workshop.  This will make the information from the Assessor’s Office available to the public. Total cost to build the website would be $4,800.00, with a yearly maintenance fee of $3,800.00 to be waived the first year.  County Assessor Joni Renshaw will bring a contract to the June 10, 2014 board meeting for approval.

 

There being no further business to come before the Board at this time, the Board adjourned at 11:35 A.M. until 9:00 A.M. June 10, 2014.

 

ATTEST: MARJORIE R. SHUMAKE  CLIFFORD L. MORROW, CHAIRMAN

BURT COUNTY CLERK       BURT COUNTY BOARD OF

SUPERVISORS

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Burt County Board of Supervisors Meeting Minutes


The Burt County Board of Supervisors met May 14, 2014, pursuant to adjournment of their last meeting with the following members present:  Clifford Morrow, Gerald Newill, David Schold, Perry Rogers, Matt Connealy, Greg Brummond and Gene Rollins.

 

The meeting opened at 9:00 A.M. upon motion by Rollins, seconded by Newill, all voting aye.  Chairman Morrow informed the public that the Nebraska Open Meeting Act was posted on the wall.

 

Upon motion by Rogers, seconded by Connealy, the agenda was approved, all voting aye.

 

Visiting the Board were Peggy Smith, Mike Braniff, Joni Renshaw, Bob Pickell, Ralph Anderson and Abby Surber.

 

The County Clerk Report of Fees, the County Court Report of Fines, the District Court Fee Report and the Zoning Report for April were approved upon motion by Newill, seconded by Rollins, all voting aye.

 

The minutes of the last meeting were approved upon motion by Schold, seconded by Rogers, all voting aye.

 

Miscellaneous Receipts in the amount of $574,268.58 were approved upon motion by Schold, seconded by Rollins, all voting aye.

 

Highway Superintendent Peggy Smith opened bids for interest rates to finance the new motor graders.  The following bids were presented:

Washington County Bank                 3 years        2.29%      5 years     2.52%

First National Bank Northeast          3 years        2.50%      5 years      3.50%

Cat Financing                                   3 years        2.49%

 

Connealy moved to accept Washington County’s bid for 2.29% for 3 years.  Newill seconded the motion, all voting aye.

 

Highway Superintendent Peggy Smith and Road Foreman Mike Braniff asked the Board if the road crew could go to their usual summer hours, which are 10-hour days Monday through Thursday.  After discussing the pros and cons of the new work schedule, motion was made by Schold, seconded by Connealy, to allow the road crew to begin 10-hour days on May 19 continuing through November 1, 2014, with roll call vote as follows:  Ayes – Schold, Connealy, Brummond and Morrow.  Nays – Newill , Rogers and Rollins.

 

Smith reported that even though three people called in regard to purchasing the tool box and basket, she did not receive any bids.  It will be put on Lee Valley’s next sale.

 

Proposal for asphalt patching by Western Engineering Co. in the amount of $43,885.00 on Pelican Point County Road GH, County Road K, and Oakland East and West was noted. Smith reported that they should be finished by the end of June.  Smith also reported that Stabilt’s cost to fill cracks in county roads would run around $86,000.00.

 

Newill mentioned the safety concern that arises when corn is planted in the County’s right of way, and discussion followed.

 

Chairman Morrow signed the American Broadband contract that was approved at the April 29 Board Meeting.

 

Custodian Pete Ueding brought information to the Board concerning the new windows that he would like to see used to replace some of the existing windows in the Courthouse.

 

On motion by Rogers, seconded by Rollins, the Board voted to accept Fred Mytty’s proposal in the amount of $3,100.00 plus mileage to do the County’s budget for fiscal year 2014-2015, all voting aye.

 

Upon recommendation by Burt County Attorney Dan Smith, County Clerk Marge Shumake informed the Board that publishing costs would be increasing after she questioned the Plaindealer about charging nearly three times as much as the Oakland Independent and the Lyons Mirror-Sun to publish the Application for Early Voter’s Ballot.  The Oakland Independent and the Lyons Mirror-Sun both charged $86.78 to publish the application, and the Plaindealer charged $248.00 to publish it.  After a call from the Plaindealer, the Oakland Independent raised their rates on the sample ballots from $1,613.62 for both papers to $2,500.00 for both papers.  The Plaindealer charged $1,021.00 to publish the sample ballots.  The Oakland Independent now feels that their prices were too low and will be increasing for both papers.

 

Shumake informed the Board that there were 99 requests for ballots on May 8, and only 3 of the applications came from the papers.  Since the Nebraska statute only requires that she publish in the legal paper, she will not be publishing this application in any paper other than the legal paper from now on.   She will be reviewing all future ads to weigh the advantages of publishing some things in all 3 county newspapers against the cost.

 

Shumake asked the Board to consider implementing a new website for the County which would be much easier to use and would consequently be used by more offices.  She would also be able to put more notices on the website as well as publishing in the legal paper.  She brought a quote from MIPS for $450.00 to create the website and $55.00 a month to maintain it.

 

Upon motion by Rogers, seconded by Brummond, the Board approved hiring MIPS to create a new website for Burt County at an initial cost of $450.00 with a monthly maintenance fee of $55.00, all voting aye.

 

At 10:05 A.M. the Chairman opened the Board of Equalization hearing for a Permissive Exemption Application for the Burt County Museum.  Museum representative Ralph Anderson, Jr. spoke, explaining why the Museum was asking for the exemption and that they intended to use the house on the property for storage.  County Assessor Joni Renshaw recommended approval of the exemption application.

 

At 10:14 the Board went back into regular session. Connealy moved to approve the exemption and Rollins seconded the motion, all voting aye.

 

Renshaw commented on a letter from the Nebraska Tax Equalization and Review Commission, in which the Commission found that the levels of value of real property in Burt County for tax year 2014 satisfy the requirements of the Laws of the State of Nebraska.

 

County Sheriff Bob Pickell visited with the Board about the necessity of replacing the 911 system and the need to hire a consultant to assist in integrating all of the necessary components.  Brummond moved to hire Stacen C. Gross as consultant with the new 911 system in our area at a cost of $1,500.00 to be taken out of the 911 Fund.  Connealy seconded the motion, all voting aye.

 

Connealy reported on an insurance meeting that he had attended, and the Board discussed the alternatives to Burt County’s present health insurance.  Upon motion by Connealy, seconded by Rollins, the Board decided to remain with the NACO plan through Blue Cross Blue Shield and to sign the 2014 NACO Coverage Election Form, all voting aye.

 

There being no further business to come before the Board at this time, the Board adjourned at 10:44 A.M. until 9:00 A.M. May 29, 2014.

 

ATTEST:  MARJORIE R. SHUMAKE    CLIFFORD L. MORROW, CHAIRMAN

BURT COUNTY CLERK        BURT COUNTY BOARD OF

SUPERVISORS

 

 

 

These minutes are not part of the official record and are not yet approved 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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