COMMISSIONERS PROCEEDINGS

 

Taylor, Nebraska                                 8:30 A.M.                            October 10, 2018

 

The Loup County Board of Commissioners met pursuant to adjournment this 10th day of  October, 2018 at 8:30 A.M. at the Loup County Courthouse in Taylor, Nebraska.  Present were Commissioners Brown, Ralls and Ruppel and County Clerk Postany.   County Engineer Johnson and County Attorney White were present later in the morning.  Chairman Brown called the meeting to order.   Board members acknowledged receipt of the September 12, 2018 meeting minutes with no corrections or additions to same.  Receipt of advance notice and agenda for the October 10, 2018 meeting was also affirmed by all members present.  Chairman Brown referenced the Open Meeting Laws poster located in the meeting room and advised that handouts concerning said laws are available to the public. 

Ruppel moved to audit the claims.  2nd by Ralls.  Roll call vote; yes; Brown, Ralls and Ruppel.  Nays; absent or not voting; none. 

 

GENERAL FUND

Salaries                                                                                                                            19,766.37

Internal Revenue Service              County Share Social Security                           1,900.89

Ameritas Life Ins. Corp.                  County Share Retirement                                   1,397.72

AFLAC                                               Various Ins/All Funds                                             188.10

Debbie Postany                               Phone                                                                          25.00

Dixie Kraus                                       Phone                                                                          25.00

Deb Starr                                           Phone                                                                          25.00

Brenda Kettleborough                    Phone                                                                          25.00

Don Brown                                        Phone                                                                          40.00

Greg Ralls                                         Phone                                                                          40.00

Jack Ruppel                                      Phone                                                                          40.00

Zane Young                                     Phone                                                                          40.00

Burwell Tribune                               Publications                                                             952.21

Taylor Public Library                       Expenses                                                               1,060.00

Dixie Kraus                                       Zoning Administrator                                              280.00

Trevor Kraus                                     Emergency Mgr                                                          75.00

Don Brown                                        In Lieu of Hlth Ins                                                    600.00

Dixie Kraus                                       In Lieu of Hlth Ins                                                    600.00

Trevor Kraus                                     In Lieu of Hlth Ins                                                    600.00

Lonnie Owen                                    In Lieu of Htlh Ins                                                    600.00

Debbie Postany                               In Lieu of Hlth Ins/HSA                                          600.00

Greg Ralls                                         In Lieu of Hlth Ins                                                    600.00

Jack Ruppel                                      In Lieu of Hlth Ins                                                    600.00

Deb Starr                                           In Lieu of Hlth Ins                                                    600.00

Ed Sherbeck                                     In Lieu of Hlth Ins/HSA                                          600.00

Jason White                                      In Lieu of Hlth Ins                                                    600.00

Levi Williams                                    In Lieu of Hlth Ins                                                    600.00

Doris Ralls                                        2018-19 Budget                                                    1,500.00

Region III Behavioral Hlth Serv.    2nd Qtr FY 2018/19                                                   388.53

Region #26 Council                        2nd Qtr FY19                                                          7,127.50

Western Cartographers                  Maps                                                                          192.42           

Nebraska Central Telephone        Phones                                                                      481.88

DAS State Accounting                    Tech Fee/Treasurer Online                                   104.16

MIPS Inc.                                           Programs/Email Accts                                             697.11

Dixie Kraus                                       Janitor                                                                        163.00

Custer Public Power District          Electricity                                                                   160.86

Village of Taylor                               Sewer/Landfill Fee                                                    34.58

J & J Sanitation                                Garbage                                                                       33.50

Appeara                                             Towel/Mat Service                                                     15.39

Primus Lawn Service                      Mowing                                                                        60.00

Debbie Postany                               Mileage                                                                        93.20

Ramada Inn                                      Room                                                                           67.15

Office Net                                          Supplies                                                                    432.49

Microfilm Imaging Systems            Equipment Rental                                                     52.00

Loup County Court                          Court Costs                                                                 85.00

US Postoffice                                   Postage                                                                       50.00

Election Systems & Software        Ballots                                                                        358.19

Debbie Starr                                      Mileage                                                                        93.20

Loup County Treasurer                  Petty Cash                                                                  31.93

Trevor Kraus                                     Phone/Uniform/Reg. Fee                                       125.00

Platte Valley Communications      Computer System                                                 1,311.89

Amy Kraus                                        Fax Machine                                                               83.32

Staples Credit Plan                         Supplies                                                                      78.39

Schaper & White                              Secretary Salary                                                      150.00

G-L-W District Extension Office    Loup County Support                                          1,680.78           

Don Brown                                        Mileage                                                                        68.40                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Greg Ralls                                         Mileage                                                                      104.10                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Jack Ruppel                                      Mileage                                                                      110.64                                                                                                                                                                                               

Sandhills Weed Management       Postage                                                                       33.64

LeAnn Huhman                               Six Year Physical Inspection                             6,700.00

GENERAL FUND TOTAL                                                                                         $55,148.54                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mileage                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                           

AMBULANCE FUND

Nebraska Central Telephone        Phone/Internet                                                         101.71

Dearborn National Life Ins. Co.    EMT/FR Life Insurance                                            48.16

EMS Billing Service Inc.                 Billing Service                                                          400.25

Corner Stop Enterprises Inc.         Fuel                                                                              64.77

AMBULANCE FUND TOTAL                                                                                        $614.89

 

VISITORS IMPROVEMENT FUND

Marah’s Treasures                           Sign                                                                           400.00

VISITORS IMPROVEMENT FUND TOTAL                                                                $400.00

 

 

VISITORS PROMOTIONAL FUND

Wagner Bunkhouse & Cabins      Brochures                                                                 500.00

Taylor Area Builders                        Brochures                                                              1,147.26

NCTC                                                 Web Design                                                                37.50

VISITORS PROMOTIONAL FUND TOTAL                                                             $1,684.76

 

 

ROAD FUND

Salaries                                                                                                                              8,357.61

Internal Revenue Service              County Share Social Security                               618.34

Ameritas Life Ins. Corp                   County Share Retirement                                      564.15

Levi Williams                                    Phone/Mileage                                                        116.30

Ed Sherbeck                                     Phone                                                                          40.00

Lonnie Owen                                    Phone                                                                          40.00

Johnson Engineering Company  County Engineer                                                     350.00

Custer Public Power District          Electricity                                                                     43.10

J & J Sanitation                                Garbage                                                                       16.90

Corner Stop Enterprises Inc.         Fuel                                                                        1,825.96

Jeffres Sand & Gravel                     Gravel                                                                     6,542.37

Don’s Auto Parts Inc.                      Parts                                                                             11.58

Olcott Welding & Repair                 Parts/Labor                                                                  31.19

Sharon Sherbeck                            Mowing                                                                        30.00

Wyatt Trucking                                 Millings/Co. Yard                                                     720.00

Custer Public Power District          Poles                                                                              3.00

ROAD FUND TOTAL                                                                                                 $19,310.50

 

REPLACEMENT BRIDGE FUND

 

4 R South LLC                                 ROW/Easement for Bridge C005800205         1,034.90

REPLACEMENT BRIDGE FUND TOTAL                                                               $1,034.90

 

Ruppel moved to allow the claims.   2nd by Ralls.  Roll call vote; yes; Ralls, Ruppel and Brown.  Nays; absent or not voting; none. 

The Board reviewed the Clerk of the District Court Monthly Fee Report, the Sheriff’s Quarterly Fee Report and the Treasurer’s Distress Warrant Report.

Brown moved for the adoption of a resolution transferring tax monies from the General Fund to the Road and Special Road Funds.  2nd by Ralls.  Roll call vote; yes; Ruppel, Brown and Ralls.  Nays; absent or not voting; none.  Said resolution can be found in Commissioners Record No. 9 page 518.

Kristi Meeks, J.D. Meeks, Deane Schroder, Abby Lewis and Macy Brown, representing the Loup County Public Schools Safe Driving Committee, offered information to the Board concerning a request they intend to file with the Nebraska Department of Transportation.  Said request will be for the placement of some type of warning sign(s)  at various locations on Highway 183 and Highway 91 before  the entrance/exit on the of  Corner Stop and the intersection of the two highways.  The signs will advise approaching drivers of the short stopping distance at those intersections with the increase in the speed limit.  They also presented a letter to the Board outlining their intended request.  The Board was asked to draft a letter of  support, to which they agreed.  County Clerk Postany will prepare the letter.

The Board recessed for Board of Equalization at 10:00 A.M. and returned to regular session at 10:10 A.M..

The Board discussed the payment to 4 R South, LLC (Ronald Rabe) for a permanent easement and the moving of a fence for the replacement of Bridge Rose Southwest C005800205.   The Board felt the payment in the amount of $284.90 for the permanent easement should have been donated by said landowner.  The Board members were agreeable to the $750.00 allowed for the fence being moved.  Johnson explained the rights of the landowner, the easement couldn’t be donated due to a trust situation with additional owners and the costs and delay that a condemnation would cause.  Removal/construction for the bridge was scheduled for November 1st but Rabe requested the start date be moved back to November 8th.  Ruppel moved to enter into and to authorize Chairman Brown to sign a  Local Political Subdivision Acquisition Contract between 4 R South, LLC and Loup County regarding a permanent easement located in the NW1/4 of S4-T24N-R20W for the construction and maintenance of Bridge Rose Southwest C0058002015.  2nd by Ralls.  Roll call vote; yes; Brown, Ralls and Ruppel.  Nays; absent or not voting; none. 

Ruppel moved to enter into a Right of Way Easement Agreement with Custer Public Power District concerning the placement of an underground power line along the county right-of-way in the NW1/4 of S22-T22N-R17W and to authorize the signing of  the Pole Release Form allowing the purchase of the three poles removed from Custer Public Power District and to authorize Chairman Brown to sign both on  behalf of Loup County.  2nd by Brown.  Roll call vote; yes; Ralls, Ruppel and Brown.  Nays; absent or not voting; none. 

The Board discussed a resolution presented by County Clerk Postany outlining changing the road men from salaried to hourly.  After discussion, the Board decided to keep the current system of salaried road men versus paying said employees an hourly wage.

Brown moved to approve the Roads Streets Financial Report – Budget, Revenue and Expenditures for FYE 6/30/18 as prepared by County Highway Superintendent Johnson and  the County Certification to the Board of Public Roads Classifications and Standards.  2nd by Ruppel.  .  Roll call vote; yes; Ruppel, Brown and Ralls.  Nays; absent or not voting; none.

There being no further business, the Board adjourned or recessed and adjourned.

 

                                                                        s/ Donald Brown, Chairman of the

                                                                          Loup County Board of Commissioners

 

ATTEST:

 

Debbie Postany

Loup County Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING

Taylor, Nebraska                                        10:00 A.M.                             October 10, 2018

 

The Loup County Board of Equalization met pursuant to adjournment upon recess from  the Board of Commissioiners meeting this 10th day of  October, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at the Loup County Courthouse in Taylor, Nebraska.  Present were Commissioners Brown, Ralls and Ruppel and County Clerk Postany.   Chairman Brown called the meeting to order.   Board members acknowledged receipt of the prior meeting minutes with no corrections or additions to same.  Receipt of advance notice and agenda for the October 10, 2018 meeting was also affirmed by all members present.  Chairman Brown referenced the Open Meeting Laws poster located in the meeting room and advised that handouts concerning said laws are available to the public. 

Ralls moved for the adoption of a resolution setting the tax rate to finance the 2018-19 budgeted appropriations for various political subdivisions and/or funds. 2nd by Ruppel.  Roll call vote; yes; Ruppel, Brown and Ralls.  Nays; absent or not voting; none.  Said resolution can be found in Commissioners Record No. 9 page 521.

There being no further business, the Board returned to regular session at 10:10 A.M..

 

                                                                                  s/ Donald Brown, Chairman of the

                                                                                      Loup County Board of Commissioners

ATTEST:

 

 

Debbie Postany

Loup County Clerk