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.
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
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
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
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
Loup County Clerk