COMMISSIONERS PROCEEDINGS

 

Taylor, Nebraska                                 8:30 A.M.                                   October 9, 2019

 

The Loup County Board of Commissioners met pursuant to adjournment this 9th day of  October, 2019 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 Attorney White was absent.  County Engineer Johnson was present later in the morning.  Chairman Brown called the meeting to order.   Board members acknowledged receipt of the September 11, 2019 meeting minutes with no corrections or additions to same.  Receipt of advance notice and agenda for the October 9, 2019 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. 

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

 

GENERAL FUND

Salaries                                                                                                                         $23,296.74

Internal Revenue Service               County Share Social Security                             2,262.25

Ameritas Life Ins. Corp.                  County Share Retirement                                   1,619.28

AFLAC                                               Various Ins/All Funds                                              188.10

Debbie Postany                                Phone                                                                           25.00

Dixie Kraus                                       Phone                                                                           25.00

Deb Starr                                           Phone                                                                           25.00

Summer Strohl                                 Phone                                                                           25.00

Jessica Ruzicka                               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                                                              537.59

Taylor Public Library                       Expenses                                                               1,060.00

Kyle Shepard                                    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

Jessica Ruzicka                               In Lieu of Hlth Ins                                                     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                                                     600.00

Jason White                                      In Lieu of Hlth Ins                                                     600.00

Levi Williams                                    In Lieu of Hlth Ins                                                     600.00

Region III Behavioral Health          2nd Qtr FY 19/20                                                       410.06

Region #26 Council                        ID Cards                                                                         6.00

Region #26 Council                        2nd Qtr FY 20                                                          6742.25

VCHS Medical Clinic                      Prisoner Medical                                                      230.00

Valley County Health System        Prisoner Medical                                                      574.00

Nebraska Central Telephone        Phones                                                                      361.32

DAS State Accounting                    Tech Fee/Treasurer Online                                    104.16

MIPS Inc.                                           Programs/Email Accts                                            705.48

Dixie Kraus                                       Janitor                                                                        163.00

Custer Public Power District          Electricity                                                                   172.73

Village of Taylor                                Sewer/Landfill Fee                                                     36.58

J & J Sanitation                                Garbage                                                                       33.50

Appeara                                             Towel/Mat Service                                                     15.66

Primus Lawn Service                      Lawn                                                                             60.00

Dunne-Rite Plumbing                     Repairs                                                                        82.95

Staples Credit Plan                         Supplies                                                                       39.99

NACA                                                 Dues                                                                             50.00

Microfilm Imaging Systems            Equipment Rental                                                      52.00

Deborah Starr                                   Mileage/Meals                                                          251.81

Summer Strohl                                 Mileage/Meals                                                          154.77

Americinn                                          Room                                                                         102.00

LaQuinta                                           Room                                                                         198.00

Trevor Kraus                                     Phone/Uniform Allow                                                 50.00

NSA/POAN Law Enforcement       Conference Fee                                                       125.00

Schaper & White                              Secretary Salary                                                      150.00

G-L-W District Extension Office    Support                                                                    1701.31

Don Brown                                        Mileage                                                                        19.72

Greg Ralls                                         Mileage                                                                          5.80

Jack Ruppel                                      Mileage                                                                          9.28

Sandhills Weed Management       Postage                                                                       35.53

TOTAL GENERAL FUND                                                                                         $49,446.86

                                                                                                                                                           

 

AMBULANCE FUND

 

Nebraska Central Telephone        Phone/Internet                                                          102.20

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

EMS Billing Service Inc.                 Billing Service                                                             80.76

Corner Stop Enterprises Inc.          Fuel                                                                              60.87

Anderson Pharmacy                       Supplies                                                                       38.84

Kraus Repair                                     Battery                                                                       128.00

AMBULANCE FUND TOTAL                                                                                         $458.83

 

 

                                                            ROAD FUND

Salaries                                                                                                                            $8,524.77

Internal Revenue Service               County Share Social Security                                631.13

Ameritas Life Ins. Corp                   County Share Retirement                                       575.43

Levi Williams                                    Phone                                                                           40.00

Ed Sherbeck                                     Phone/Mileage                                                         151.36

Lonnie Owen                                    Phone                                                                           40.00

Johnson Engineering Co.               Hwy Superintendent                                                700.00

Custer Public Power District          Electricity                                                                     39.29

J & J Sanitation                                Garbage                                                                       16.90

Burwell Independent Oil Co.          Fuel                                                                          1585.00

Corner Stop Enterprises Inc.          Fuel                                                                          1607.03

Jeffres Sand & Gravel Inc.             Gravel                                                                      4682.32

Barco Municipal Products              Signs                                                                          302.24

Thoene Farm Service Inc.              Parts                                                                             67.79

Weber Diesel Service                     Repairs                                                                      135.00

ROAD FUND TOTAL                                                                                                 $19,098.26

 

 

 

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

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

Ruppel moved for the adoption of a resolution transferring monies from the General Fund to the Road and Special Road Funds.  2nd by Ralls.  Roll call vote; yes; Ruppel, Brown and Ralls.  Nays; not voting; none.   Said resolution can be found in Commissioners Record No. 9 page 647. 

Brown moved to amend Resolution 19-32 adopted at the September 11, 2019 meeting to read General (Appraisal) Fund rather than Appraisal Fund.  2nd by Ruppel.  Roll call vote; yes; Brown, Ralls and Ruppel.   Nays; not voting; none.  Said resolution can be found in Commissioners Record No. 9 page 648. 

The Board reviewed Highway Superintendent Johnson’s use study and closing recommendation on portions of roads located in S22-T21N-R19W and S17 and S18-T21N-R19W.  Brown moved for the adoption of a resolution setting the hearing date for the proposed road closing located in S22, T21N, R19W.  2nd by Ruppel.  Roll call vote; yes; Ralls, Ruppel and Brown.  Nays; not voting; none.  Said resolution can be found in Commissioners Record No. 9 page 649.    Ralls moved for the adoption of a resolution setting the hearing date for the proposed road closing located in S17 and S18, T21N, R29W.  2nd by Brown.  Roll call vote; yes; Ruppel, Brown and Ralls.  Nays; not voting; none.   Said resolution can be found in Commissioners Record No. 9 page 650. 

Brown moved to enter into a County Road Agreement with Nebraska Central Telephone.  2nd by Ralls.  Roll call vote; yes; Brown, Ralls and Ruppel.   Nays; not voting; none. 

Brown moved to grant a perpetual easement to Kurt Petersen authorizing him to cross Kent Avenue in two places located in S20 and S21, T21N, R17W.    2nd by Ruppel.  Roll call vote; yes; Ralls, Ruppel and Brown.  Nays; not voting; none.  Said resolution can be found in Miscellaneous Record No. 12 page 161. 

Ruppel moved to approve the signing of the County Annual Certification of Program Compliance to Nebraska Board of Public Roads Classifications and Standards 2019 by Chairman Brown and County Highway Superintendent Johnson.  2nd by Ralls.  Roll call vote; yes; Ruppel, Brown and Ralls.  Nays; not voting; none.

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

Chairman Brown called the Special Use Hearing for Torrey Odenbach to order at 10:30 A.M..  Present were County Clerk Postany, Commissioners Brown, Ralls and Ruppel and County Highway Superintendent Johnson.  Brown moved to approve Torrey Odenbach’s Special Use Permit for land located in the S1/2SW1/4 of S22, N1/2NW1/4 of S26 and the N1/2N1/2 of S 27, T21N, R19W, subject to specific conditions, requirements and/or limitations that are applicable to said property use.  2nd by Ruppel.  Roll call vote; yes; Brown, Ralls and Ruppel.   Nays; not voting; none.  Chairman Brown closed the hearing at 10:45 A.M.. Said Special Use Application and Approval can be found in Commissioners Record No. 9 pages 651-655 inc.. 

The following persons, representing Nebraska Public Power District and/or engineers/companies working on the R-Project 345 kV , Paul Brune-NPPD, Emma Barnett-NPPD, David Kezer – Power Engineer and Lindsay Stecy – Forbes Brothers Timberline Construction, Inc., and Johanna Nutt, Jason Chaplin and Dan Mankle on behalf of Custer Public Power District, met with the Board to discuss the afore-mentioned power line project.  Mr. Brune distributed booklets to those present containing information on the R-Project, which he then discussed.  He and others present answered questions concerning renewable energy and locations (wind towers are a possibility near Clearwater but not Loup County at the present time),  relocations of some Custer Public Power District lines, gate and fence work, the two year proposed construction phase beginning in 2020, the fragility of the Sandhills sites where said lines will be constructed, construction techniques and the high water levels that are present in the construction areas.

There being no further business the Board adjourned/recessed.

 

                                                                        s/ Donald Brown, Chairman of the Loup

                                                                            County Board of Commissioners

ATTEST:

 

 

Debbie Postany

Loup County Clerk

 

 

 

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

Taylor, Nebraska                                        10:00 A.M.                               October 9, 2019

 

The Loup County Board of Equalization met at 10:00 A.M.  from recess of the regular Board of Commissioners meeting this 9th day of October, 2019 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 previous meeting minutes with no corrections or additions to same.  Receipt of advance notice and agenda for the October 9, 2019 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 for the adoption of a resolution setting the tax rates for fiscal year 2019-20.  2nd by Ralls.   Roll call vote; yes; Ruppel, Brown and Ralls.  Nays; not voting; none.   Said resolution can be found in Commissioners Record No. 9 page 658. 

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

 

                                                                                    s/ Donald Brown, Chairman of the Loup

                                                                                         County Board of Equalization

 

ATTEST:

 

 

Debbie Postany

Loup County Clerk