PROCEEDINGS OF THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

                                                                                                            Center, Nebraska

                                                                                                            January 3, 2013

                                                                                                            10:00 a.m.

 

            A swearing-in ceremony was held at the Court House in Center, Nebraska on the date of January 3, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.   Present were Supervisors Swanson Dist. #2 and Miller District 3.  Absent were Supervisors O’Connor Dist. #1, Hanefeldt Dist. #4, Mackeprang Dist. #5, Banks Dist. #6 and Fuchtman Dist. #7.  Also present were Myndi Schlote, Barbara Schlote, Linda Sokol, and County Officials.

            Notice of possible quorum was given in advance thereof by publication in the Bloomfield Monitor and Verdigre Eagle newspapers, as shown by the Affidavit of Publication attached to these minutes.

            Notice of this meeting was simultaneously given to all members.  There was no agenda and there was no business that took place. 

            The swearing-in ceremony was held in the Courtroom where County Clerk Boggs swore in reelected Supervisor Rayder Swanson District #2, and newly elected Supervisors Jim Sokol, Jr. District #4 and Danny Schlote District #6.

            Coffee and cake was served in the Boardroom. 

            The Knox County Board of Supervisors will meet on Thursday, January 10, 2013 for a statutory reorganization meeting.

            I, Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk, do hereby certify that the County Board minutes are correct to the best of my knowledge.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                   COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

                                                                                                OF KNOX COUNTY, NEBRASKA

 

________________________________________              By __________________________________________

Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk                                               Norman Mackeprang, Chairman

 

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

                                                                                                                 Center, Nebraska

                                                                                                                 January 10, 2013

                                                                                                                 9:30 a.m.

 

            A statutory meeting of the Knox County Board of Supervisors was held at the Court House in Center, Nebraska on the date of January 10, 2013 at 9:30 a.m.  Present were Supervisors O'Connor Dist. #1, Swanson Dist. #2, Miller Dist. #3, Sokol, Jr. Dist. #4, Mackeprang Dist. #5, Schlote Dist. #6 and Fuchtman Dist. #7. Absent was none. Chairman Mackeprang presiding. 

            Supervisor O’Connor led the Board in the Pledge of Allegiance.

            Chairman Mackeprang announced to the public that a copy of the Public Open Meeting Act was posted in the Boardroom.

Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the Creighton News newspaper, as shown by the Affidavit of Publication attached to these minutes.

            Notice of the meeting was simultaneously given to all members and a copy of their acknowledgment and receipt of notice and agenda is attached to these minutes.  All proceedings hereafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was opened to the attendance of the public.

            Minutes of the December 27, 2012 and January 3, 2013 meetings were read.  Chairman Mackeprang approved the minutes as read.

The following people were present at the meeting during various times:  Hwy. Supt. Barta, Tim Braithwait, Wausa Gazette Reporter Deanna Anderson, Co. Assessor McManigal, Angie O’Connor, Extension Educator Vonderohe, Sheriff Henery, Zoning Adm. Doerr, Co. Atty. Thomas, Jan Jorgensen, Chris Kreycik, Econ. Dev. Director Cerny, Holly Quinn, Clk. of Dist. Crt. Riesberg, Emergency Mgr. Hintz and Co. Treasurer  Stark.

Chairman Mackeprang moves the Knox County Board of Supervisors recess at 9:47 a.m. on January 10, 2013.

            I, Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk, do hereby certify that the County Board minutes are correct to the best of my knowledge.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                   COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

                                                                                                OF KNOX COUNTY, NEBRASKA

 

____________________________________                                 By______________________________________

Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk                                              Norman Mackeprang, Chairman

 

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The Knox County Board of Supervisors reconvened at 9:47 a.m., as provided by Sec. 23-272, 23-274 Revised Statutes of Nebraska 1943 (Reissue of 1997).

Chairman Mackeprang appointed County Clerk Fischer as Temporary Chairman of the Knox County Board of Supervisors due to the reorganization process. 

            Temporary Chairman/Co. Clk. Fischer called for nominations three times from the floor for Chairman of the Knox County Board of Supervisors.  Supervisor Swanson nominated Supervisor Miller.  Supervisor Fuchtman nominated Supervisor O’Connor.

            There being no further nominations, Temporary Chairman/Co. Clk. Fischer ceased nominations.  A secret ballot was cast by each Supervisor for the two Supervisors nominated.  The votes cast were four for Supervisor Miller and three for Supervisor O’Connor.  Supervisor Miller assumed the duties of the Chairman of the Knox County Board of Supervisors for 2013.

            Chairman Miller called for nominations three times from the floor for Vice-Chairman of the Knox County Board of Supervisors.  Supervisor Fuchtman nominated Supervisor O’Connor. 

            Motion by Swanson, seconded by Schlote that nominations cease, rules are suspended and to cast a unanimous ballot for Supervisor O’Connor for Vice-Chairman of the Knox County Board of Supervisors for 2013.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Dist. #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none. Abstain Dist. #1.  Motion carried.  Supervisor O’Connor assumed the duties of the Vice-Chairman of the Knox County Board of Supervisors for 2013.

Chairman Miller announced the 2013 Committees as follows: FINANCING, BANKING & INSURANCE – Virgil Miller, Jim Fuchtman and Marty O'Connor; CLAIMS – Rayder Swanson, Danny Schlote and Marty O'Connor; ROAD & BRIDGE – Virgil Miller, Rayder Swanson, Jim Sokol, Jr. and Kevin Barta, County Highway Supt.; PRINTING - Norman Mackeprang, Jim Fuchtman and Rayder Swanson; PURCHASING – Jim Fuchtman, Norman Mackeprang and Marty O'Connor; COURTHOUSE & GROUNDS - Norman Mackeprang, Virgil Miller, Marty O’Connor, and Joann M. Fischer, Co. Clerk; COUNTY MACHINERY CARE – Marty O'Connor, Rayder Swanson, Jim Sokol, Jr. and Kevin Barta, Co. Highway Supt.; COUNTY GENERAL ASSISTANCE - Supervisors in Respective Districts; COURTHOUSE SUPPLY APPROVAL OFFICER - Joann M. Fischer, Co. Clerk; KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION TAX CLAIMS – Jim Fuchtman, Norman Mackeprang, Danny Schlote and Monica McManigal, Co. Assessor;  SAFETY COORDINATORS - Kevin Barta, Highway Supt. and Joann M. Fischer, Co. Clerk; NORTHSTAR SERVICES BOARD - Supervisor Jim Fuchtman; REGION IV MENTAL HEALTH & SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICE DISTRICT - Supervisor Norman Mackeprang; KNOX COUNTY SAFETY COMMITTEE - Supervisors Rayder Swanson and Danny Schlote, and Emergency Manager Hintz; RECREATION RIVER COOPERATING AGENCY - Supervisor Rayder Swanson; 911 COMMITTEE - Supervisors Norman Mackeprang, Virgil Miller and Jim Sokol, Jr.; NORTHEAST NEBRASKA AREA AGENCY ON AGING - Supervisor Virgil Miller; AMERICAN WITH DISABILITIES COMMITTEE - Supervisor Norman Mackeprang; NORTHEAST NEBRASKA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT (NENEDD) BOARD - Supervisor Jim Fuchtman; KNOX COUNTY DEVELOPMENT AGENCY - Supervisors Rayder Swanson and Danny Schlote; NORTH CENTRAL DISTRICT HEALTH DEPARTMENT BOARD - Supervisor Norman Mackeprang. 

                Motion by Fuchtman, seconded by Mackeprang to retain Kevin R. Barta as County Highway Superintendent for the ensuing year and to set his 2013 wage at the rate of an elected official plus $4,875 of the incentive payment that the County receives from the State Dept. of Roads. By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

            Motion by Swanson, seconded by Sokol, Jr. to authorize Co. Treasurer Stark to invest all funds of the County for the calendar year 2013.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

            Motion by Miller, seconded by Schlote to set the 2013 salary for Veterans’ Service Officer Leonard R. Boggs at $19.06 per hour.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none. Motion carried.

            Chairman Miller designated publishing and posting requirements of 2013 Notices of Meeting as follows:  All 2013 Notices of Meeting to be posted on the Knox County Website being www.co.knox.ne.us; the Notice of Meeting for the first regular meeting of each month be published in the Creighton News, the Notice of Meeting for the second regular meeting of each month be published in the Crofton Journal; special meeting/quorum meeting notices be published in both the Creighton News and Crofton Journal.

          Chairman Miller moves the Board recess at 10:15 a.m. for Board of Equalization.

            The Knox County Board of Supervisors reconvened at 10:37 a.m. with all members present.

            Angie O’Connor with Avera met with the Board to discuss the 2013 Wellness program.  The cost for the Health Fair and Risk Assessment would be $100 per person plus an add-on of PSA testing for men over 40 years of age at $20 per participant and Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP) testing at $12 per participant.   After a discussion, motion by Sokol, Jr., seconded by Swanson to contract with Avera for an on-site Wellness Program for Knox County employees with the cost to be $100 per participating employee for the annual Health Fair & Health Risk and Assessment with the additional option of paying up to $12 per participant towards the cost of the additional option of  PSA testing for men over 40 years of age and/or CMP testing if they choose to participate in the options noting that any additional costs of options is to be paid by the employee, the cost of up to $112 per participant to be taken from the County Insurance Fund, and to those eligible employees who participate in the 2013 Wellness Program and are covered under the County’s health insurance, reimbursement up to $250 of 2013 deductible paid between $250 and $500; for those employees who pay for child(ren) health insurance coverage through HealthCare Solutions Group, Inc., reimbursement  up to $250 of 2013 deductible paid between $250 and $500 provided the employee participates in the 2013 Wellness Program; and for those employees who pay for spouse coverage through HealthCare Solutions Group, Inc., reimbursement of up to $250 of 2013 deductible paid between $250 and $500, provided the spouse participates in the 2013 Wellness Program.  By roll vote.  Ayes Dist. #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.   Abstain Dist. #1.  Motion carried.

            Motion by Swanson, seconded by Fuchtman to appoint Leroy Buchholz of Creighton and Mary Eiler of Verdel to the Knox County Extension Board for a three-year term.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Mackeprang, seconded by Fuchtman to set the 2013 Holidays as follows:  New Year’s – January 1, 2013; Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – January 21, 2013; Presidents’ Day – February 18, 2013; Memorial Day – May 27, 2013; Independence Day – July 4, 2013; Labor Day – September 2, 2013; Columbus Day – October 14, 2013; Veterans’ Day – November 11, 2013; Thanksgiving – November 28 and 29, 2013; Floating Holiday in place of Arbor Day – Christmas Eve – December 24, 2013; and Christmas – December 25, 2013.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried. 

            At 11:15 a.m. Chairman Miller opened the advertised public hearing on the “The Timbers” subdivision plat. 

            Zoning Admin. Doerr met with the Board on the following: 1. Word was received that the Nebraska HMGP Administrative Plan Grant application on Tom Kotrous was approved; 2. An update was completed to the County’s Website by GIS Workshop; 3. The December Monthly Permit Report, the 2012 Permits Report and the Yearly Permits Summary were placed on file; 4. Motion by Fuchtman, seconded by Sokol, Jr. to approve an Knox County Zoning Administrative Plat for Robert H. Krepel, Jr. on a 5.16 acre tract in the SE1/4NW14 & NE1/4SW1/4 of Sec. 34, T30N, R5W of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried; 5. Update on recent Planning Commission meeting; 6. At 11:30 a.m., Chairman Miller closed the open public hearing on the subdivision plat of “The Timbers”.  There was no one present in opposition to the proposed subdivision.  Motion by O’Connor, seconded by Schlote to approve the final subdivision plat of “The Timbers”, a subdivision located in the SE1/4NW1/4 and NE1/4SE1/4 of Section 13, T33N, R2W of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none. Motion carried.

            Sheriff Henery met with Board regarding prisoner medical expenses.  He is trying to negotiate with a Lincoln hospital on a billing.  Most facilities will accept the medicare rates for the County’s costs but Lancaster County is not restricted by the Health and Human Services so the Lincoln hospital may not accept the medicare rates.

            Jan Jorgensen and Chris Kreycik with Northeast Nebraska RC & D gave the Board the 2012 RC & D Annual Report. 

            Hwy. Supt. Barta met with the Board on the following: 1. Motion by Sokol, Jr., seconded by O’Connor to accept the State bid from Husker Auto Group of Lincoln for a 2013 Chevrolet 1500 regular cab, 4 x 4 pickup with tow package, no sliding back window with the addition of a larger engine and on/off road mud/snow tires for a total of $22,895 and the pickup to be for District #4.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried; 2. Discussion was held on the “Maintaining Roads Against Traffic” Policy as suggested by NIRMA.  Motion by Schlote, seconded by Mackeprang to approve the “Maintaining Roads Against Traffic” policy and to have all Road employees sign the policy.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried; 3. Discussion was held on possibly insulating the middle bay of the Verdigre Shed and that it is not necessary to do this at this time.

The report of County Highway Superintendent Barta in regard to the vacation and abandonment of a portion of platted Creighton/Miller Township Road No. 528 Avenue (platted Road #351) located in Knox County, Nebraska, was brought before the Board. Motion by Supervisor Fuchtman, seconded by Supervisor Swanson to accept the report of Knox County Highway Superintendent Barta for the vacation and abandonment of a portion of platted Creighton/Miller Township Road 528 Avenue (platted Road #351) located in Knox County, Nebraska.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Absent was none.  Motion carried.

Supervisor Mackeprang made a motion, seconded by Supervisor Schlote that the following Road Resolution be published in the Creighton News Newspaper on January 23, 30 and February 6, 2013 and a copy of said Resolution be sent by certified mail to current landowners namely Edward A. and Cheryl A. Moser, husband and wife; and Condon Farms Inc., and the date of hearing on this matter being set for February 14, 2013 at 10:15 A.M.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Absent was none.  Motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION #2013 - 01

 

     WHEREAS, pursuant to the provisions of Section 39-1722, Nebraska Revised Statutes (Re-issue of 2004) the County Board of Supervisors of Knox County, Nebraska, on the 27th day of December 2012 directed the County Highway Superintendent to make a study of the use of a portion of a platted Creighton/Miller Township road described as follows:

      A one-mile portion of 528 Avenue (platted Road #351) between the W1/2W1/2 of Section 31, T29N,

      R5W and the E1/2E1/2 of Section 36, T29N, R6W, all west of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska, and

WHEREAS, the Highway Superintendent must conduct a study of vacating and abandoning such road, and

      WHEREAS, on the January 10, 2013, County Highway Superintendent did file his report in writing as to such road, containing a recommendation that said portion of road be vacated and abandoned, and

      BE IT, THEREFORE RESOLVED, by the County Board of Supervisors of Knox County that a public hearing be had as provided in Section 39-1724, Nebraska Revised Statutes (Re-issue of 2004), in the Supervisors’ Meeting Room in the Courthouse at Center, Nebraska on the 14th day of February 2013 at the hour of 10:15 A.M. for the purpose of determining whether a portion of platted Creighton/Miller Township Road No. 528 Avenue located in Knox County, Nebraska, be vacated and abandoned.

Passed, approved and adopted this 10th day of January 2013.

 

ATTEST:           (Seal)                                                                COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

                                                                                                OF KNOX COUNTY, NEBRASKA

Joann M. Fischer /s/                                                                  By: Virgil H. Miller /s/                                        

Knox County Clerk                                                                           Chairman

 

Chairman Miller moves the Board recess for lunch at 12:00 p.m.

The Knox County Board of Supervisors reconvened at 12:45 p.m. with all members present.

Economic Development Director Cerny and Holly Quinn with NENEDD met with the Board regarding the Knox County Reuse Loan Program.  Discussion was held on the recommendation that Knox County adopt the NENEDD guidelines and to contract with them to start the loan program again.   Ms. Quinn said that there have been clients from Knox County calling but no applications have been filed so far.  Discussion was held on the guidelines, procedures to complete the applications, supporting documentation that needs to be presented by the applicant, loan positions, committee structure, application fees and job creation.  A public hearing will be held at the next meeting for revisions to the guidelines.

The report of County Highway Superintendent Barta in regard to the vacation and abandonment of a portion of platted Creighton Township Road No. 874 located in Knox County, Nebraska, was brought before the Board. Motion by Supervisor Fuchtman, seconded by Supervisor Swanson to accept the report of Knox County Highway Superintendent Barta for the vacation and abandonment of a portion of platted Creighton Township Road 874 Road (platted Road #163) located in Knox County, Nebraska.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Absent was none.  Motion carried.

Supervisor O’Connor made a motion, seconded by Supervisor Sokol, Jr. that the following Road Resolution be published in the Creighton News Newspaper on January 23, 30 and February 6, 2013 and a copy of said Resolution be sent by certified mail to current landowners namely Robert Jr. and Carey J. Krepel, husband and wife, and the date of hearing on this matter being set for February 14, 2013 at 10:15 A.M.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Absent was none.  Motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION #2013 - 02

 

     WHEREAS, pursuant to the provisions of Section 39-1722, Nebraska Revised Statutes (Re-issue of 2004) the County Board of Supervisors of Knox County, Nebraska, on the 27th day of December 2012 directed the County Highway Superintendent to make a study of the use of a portion of a platted Creighton Township road described as follows:

      A one-half mile portion of 874 Road (platted Road #163) between the SE1/4 of Section 10 and the

      NE1/4 of Section 15, all in T29N, R5W of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska, and

WHEREAS, the Highway Superintendent must conduct a study of vacating and abandoning such road, and

      WHEREAS, on the January 10, 2013, County Highway Superintendent did file his report in writing as to such road, containing a recommendation that said portion of road be vacated and abandoned, and

      BE IT, THEREFORE RESOLVED, by the County Board of Supervisors of Knox County that a public hearing be had as provided in Section 39-1724, Nebraska Revised Statutes (Re-issue of 2004), in the Supervisors’ Meeting Room in the Courthouse at Center, Nebraska on the 14th day of February 2013 at the hour of 10:15 A.M. for the purpose of determining whether a portion of platted Creighton Township Road No. 874 located in Knox County, Nebraska, be vacated and abandoned.

Passed, approved and adopted this 10th day of January 2013.

 

ATTEST:           (Seal)                                                                COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

                                                                                                OF KNOX COUNTY, NEBRASKA

Joann M. Fischer /s/                                                                  By: Virgil H. Miller /s/                                        

Knox County Clerk                                                                                       Chairman

 

            Hwy. Supt. Barta continued with the following: 4. The One & Six Year Road Hearing will be held on February 14, 2013 at 10:30 a.m.; 5. County shed safety inspections will be held on January 25; 6. The County has received FEMA funds on the Boyd/Knox County line bridge and may receive $6,600 from the State; 7. Lindy North BIA project update. The road is now open and has been graveled, but more signs need to be put up plus the construction company will be back in March to finish the culverts and driveways; 8. Roller repairs; 9. NIRMA will conduct a CPR training on Feb. 6; 10. Estimates for culverts will be reviewed at the next meeting; 11. Discussion was held on sandblasting and painting the box on the Kenworth truck; 12. Hwy. Supt. Barta updated the Board on an Iowa group applying for federal funds to repair embankments and trying to save the drainages to save building bridges.  The group is asking for someone interested from Nebraska to participate.  Hwy. Supt. Barta will attend a meeting in Lincoln on the matter; 13.  Supr. Mackeprang informed the Board that the County now has the building permit from the City of Bloomfield for the addition to the Bloomfield County shed and County Attorney Thomas will need to draft an interlocal agreement with Peoria Township for sharing the costs of the addition.

            Discussion was held on employee salaries, vacation compensation for longevity, breakdown of the annual cost for a full-time employee, and possibly trying to level the salaries so everyone is getting the same rate.  The Officials are to present proposals at the next meeting.

            Discussion ensued on installation of an elevator in the Courthouse.  The Board reviewed a letter from Jerry Berggren with Berggren Architects, a sketch draft and an agreement from Mannes Architects, furnishing the proposed Board room and meeting room, and researching grants.  Motion by Mackeprang, seconded by Swanson to approve the agreement with Mannes Architects of Yankton, South Dakota, for the beginning process of installing an elevator to the Knox County Courthouse.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

            Zoning Admin. Doerr updated the Board on a possible requirement by DEQ to have a cattle feeder control runoff now with the current setup he has before he receives approval for adding more pens.

            Motion by Swanson, seconded by Sokol, Jr. to place on file the Knox County Treasurer’s Semi-Annual Report of Collections, Disbursements and Balances for six months ending December 31, 2012 and that there were no unpaid claims against Knox County as of December 15, 2012.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

            Motion by O’Connor, seconded by Schlote to place on file the County Sheriff’s Quarterly Report of Fees Collected between October 1 and December 31, 2012.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

            Motion by Fuchtman, seconded by Mackeprang to accept the resignation of Danny Schlote as Columbia Township Chairman and the appointment of Columbia Township Chairman Dennis Wamberg.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #7.  Nays none.  Abstain District #6.  Motion carried.

            There was no public comment on agenda items.

            Comment on non-agenda items was given by Supr. Sokol, Jr. who asked about the procedure on voting on claims if there was a conflict of interest.

Motion by Mackeprang, seconded by Swanson that all claims, audited and approved for payment or rejected by the Claims Committee be allowed or rejected subject to delinquent personal taxes. By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.  Claims totaling $211,810.50 are listed at the end of these proceedings.

Motion by Sokol, Jr., seconded by O’Connor that the receipts be accepted and placed on file, by roll call vote.  Ayes  all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried. Receipts totaled $43,648.31.

#14926 – Steffen Service, econ. dev. pmt., 2,151.72; #14927 – Knox Co. Zoning, bldg. pmts., 30.00; #14928 – Commercial St. Bank, int., 494.78; #14929 – Clerk of Dist. Ct., reimb. ct. costs, 566.98; #14930 – St. of NE, 911 funding, 5,075.54; #14931 – St. of NE, motor veh. prorate, 10,299.53; #14932 – Knox Co. Treas., int., 862.62; #14933 – Knox Co. Treas., int., 305.93; #14934 – Farmers & Merchants St. Bank, int., 11,366.17; #14935 – St. of NE, Jan. 13 rent, 4,315.00; #14936 – Commercial St. Bank, int., 251.37; #14937 – Knox Co. Clerk, mar. lic., 15.00; #14938 – Knox Co. Sheriff, Dec. 12 coll., 700.00; #14939 – Knox Co. Vet’s Service, mlge. reimb., 25.00; #14940 – Knox Co. Clerk, Dec. 2012 coll., 250.67; #14941 – Knox Co. Sheriff, reimb. finger printing fee, 30.00; #14942 – Lindy Country Club, tobacco lic., 10.00; #14943 – Knox Co. Court, Dec. 2012 coll., 2,272.98; #14944 – Vonage Tax, 911 surcharges, 10.00; #14945 – Knox Co. Treas., postage, 182.40; #14946 – Knox Co. Clerk, imprest int., 7.81; #14947 – Knox Co. Sheriff, fees/mlge., 4,424.81.      

GENERAL FUND. Salaries, 114,648.72; Ameritas, ret. Co. pays, 7,566.48; Automated Police Systems, automated reports, 500.00; B’s Enterprises, misc., 285.00; Bloomfield Medical Clinic, med. treat., 105.00; Bloomfield Tire & Oil, LLC, van gas, 28.00; Center Garage, repairs, 785.00; Centurylink, phone, 67.34;  Coll. of Int. Rev. &/or F. & M. St. Bk., Soc. Sec. Co. pays, 8,515.68; County of Knox Emp. Ben. Acct. HealthCare Solutions Group Inc., ins. Co. pay, 24,220.20; Creighton News, ads/notices, 126.00; Crofton Journal/Niobrara Tribune, ad/notices, 129.38; Donald J Jiracek, pr. serv., 25.00; Eakes Office Plus, svc. agmt., 281.44; Ecowater Systems, bottled water, 195.00; Elaine's Tavern & Café, prisoner meals, 2,292.50; Fairfield Inn & Suites, lodging, 379.80; Family Fun Magazine, subs., 12.00; Great Plains Comm., phone, 1,454.38; Hagge Glass, labor/repair, 45.00; Health Plan Services, ins. Co. pays, 1,212.43; Joann P. Knori, pr. serv., 20.00; Joann M. Fischer, reimb. postage, 20.00; Key Sanitation, garbage, 104.00; Knox Co. Sheriff, warrants, 347.98; The Lincoln National Life Ins. Co., ins. Co. pays, 72.56; Liz Doerr, exp., 96.57; Microfilm Imaging System, scanner rent, 46.00; MIPS, comp. prog., 638.93; MIPS, scanning, 759.89; Nebr. Ass’n. of Co. Officials, dues, 290.00; NACT, dues, 75.00; NAPA, supplies, 25.27; Northeast Dist. Co. Assessor Ass’n.,  excel class, 30.00; Ne. Public Health Environmental Lab, blood test, 98.00; Norbert Guenther, mlge./meals, 259.16; Name Redacted, medi. prem. reimb., 289.17; Norman Mackeprang, mtg. exp., 301.92; Name Redacted, medi. prem. reimb., 551.05; NCPPD, elec., 3,238.25; Pitney Bowes, postage supp., 515.15; Postmaster, postage, 60.00; Quill, supplies, 697.85; Reliable Office Supplies, supplies, 174.42; Ruth Vonderohe, mtg. exp., 109.88; Shaffer's, van gas, 60.02; Tammy Henery, lawn/snow cont., 721.00; Telebeep, cell phone, 51.33; Bloomfield Monitor, election notices, 403.40; US Cellular, cell phone, 63.99; US Cellular, cell phone, 119.59; The Verdigre Eagle, notices/ads, 309.05; Verdigre Farm Service, van gas, 46.00; Name Redacted, medi prem. reimb., 285.24; Wausa Gazette, election notices/ad, 44.80.   

ROAD FUND. A&D Service, tire repair, 40.50; Barry Tyler Trucking, equip. rent, 1,200.00; Big Red Mini Mart, gas, 35.35; Bloomfield Medical Clinic, blood test, 115.00; Bloomfield Tire & Oil, LLC, gas/diesel, 362.40; Bomgaars, gas/supplies, 1,078.03; Carhart Lumber Co., shop supp., 21.49; CHS, gas, 174.72; City of Bloomfield, water, 17.50; City of Creighton, water/sewer/garbage, 18.95; Freeman Oil Co., LLC, diesel, 1,095.00; Great Plains Comm., phone, 445.51; Grossenburg Implement, Inc., repairs, 1,024.01; Hagge Glass, repairs, 55.00; Hefner True Value, supp./repairs, 150.77; Herbert Feed & Grain, diesel/oil, 2,197.94; J&K Auto, gas, 109.01; Jack’s Qwikshop, gas, 488.26; Name Redacted, Medi. Prem. reimb., 389.37; Jedlicka’s Hardware Hank, supp., 333.32; Key Sanitation, LLC, garbage, 116.00; Linn Post & Pipe, repairs, 33.48. Menford’s Trustworthy Hardware, supp., 40.82; N&B Gas Co., propane, 1,498.92; NAPA Bloomfield, repairs/supp., 437.37; NPPD, util., 35.52; NCPPD, elec., 333.25; Pahl Const., LLC, equip. rent., 325.00; Peters Hardware, supp., 30.40; Powerplan, repairs., 4,529.25; R&K Motor Parts, repairs, 371.77; St. of NE, rd. diesel tax, 430.00; Sukup Service, tire repair, 325.18; US Cellular, cell phones, 351.46; Verdigre Farm Service, repairs/supp., 3,642.00; Vic’s Service LLC, gas, 218.65; Village of Niobrara, water/sewer, 32.06; Village of Verdigre, water/sewer/garbage, 77.25; Watson Motor Co., repairs, 248.45; West-Hodson Lumber, repairs, 193.50; West Hodson Lumber, bldg. repair, 28.58; Wortman Concrete Pumping, equip. rent., 543.00.

CHILD SUPPORT FUND.  Centurylink, phone, 3.96; Great Plains Comm., phone, 35.40.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUND. Salary, 400.00; Ameritas Life Ins. Corp., ret. Co. pays, 27.00, Coll. of Int. Rev. &/or F. & M. St. Bk., Soc. Sec. Co. pays, 30.60.

C & C DEVELOPMENT FUND. Salary, 3,000.00; Ameritas, ret. Co. pays, 202.50; Centurylink, phone, 3.96; Coll. of Int. Rev. &/or F. & M. St. Bk., Soc. Sec. Co. pays, 229.50; County of Knox Emp. Ben. Acct. HealthCare Solutions Group, Inc., ins. Co. pays, 654.60; Great Plains Comm., phone/internet, 35.40; Health Plan Services, ins. Co. pays, 27.64; The Lincoln National Life Ins. Co., ins. Co. pays, 1.83; US Cellular, cell phone, 69.47.

INHERITANCE FUND. Northeast Community College Foundation, donation, 5,000.00; Rodney W. Smith, pub. def. contr., 2,083.37.

911 WIRELESS SERVICE FUND. Great Plains Comm., phone, 265.12; Three River Telco, phone, 121.78.

911 EMERGENCY FUND. Centurylink, phone, 3.11; Great Plains Comm., phone, 528.96; Telebeep, tower rent, 1,320.00; Three River Telco, phone, 99.63.

 

                                                                        TOTALS

                        General Fund                                                                174,372.63

                        Road Fund                                                                     23,294.04        

                        Child Support Fund                                                               39.36                                            

                        Economic Development Fund                                                  457.60                 

                        C & C Development Fund                                                  4,224.90

                        Inheritance Fund                                                               7,083.37

                        911 Wireless Service Fund                                                  386.90                    

                        911 Emergency Fund                                                        1,951.70

                                                                        Total                            211,810.50                    

    

Chairman Miller adjourned the Knox County Board of Supervisors at 2:30 p.m., January 10, 2013 until Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. for a regular meeting.

            I, Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk, do hereby certify that the County Board minutes are correct to the best of my knowledge.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                   COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

                                                                                                OF KNOX COUNTY, NEBRASKA

 

________________________________________              By __________________________________________

Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk                                               Virgil H. Miller, Chairman

 

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION    

           

                                                                                                            January 10, 2013          

                                                                                                            Center, Nebraska

                                                                                                                10:15 a.m.

 

A regular meeting of the Knox County Board of Equalization was held at the Court House in Center, Nebraska on the date of January 10, 2013 at 10:15 a.m.  Present were Supervisors O’Connor Dist. #1, Swanson Dist. #2, Miller Dist. #3, Sokol, Jr. Dist. #4, Mackeprang Dist. #5, Schlote Dist. #6 and Fuchtman Dist. #7.  Absent was none. Chairman O’Connor presiding.    Also present was Co. Assessor McManigal, Wausa Gazette Reporter Deanna Anderson and Tim Braithwait.

            Chairman O’Connor announced to the public that a copy of the Public Open Meeting Act was posted in the Boardroom.

            Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the Creighton News newspaper, as shown by the Affidavit of Publication attached to these minutes.

            Notice of this meeting was simultaneously given to all members and a copy of their acknowledgment and receipt of notice and agenda is attached to these minutes.  All proceedings hereafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was opened to the attendance of the public.

            The minutes of the December 27, 2012 meeting were read.  Chairman O’Connor approved the December 27, 2012 minutes as read.

                        Chairman O’Connor appointed County Clerk Fischer as Temporary Chairman of the Knox County Board of             Equalization due to the reorganization process. 

            Temporary Chairman/Co. Clk. Fischer called for nominations three times from the floor for Chairman of the Knox County Board of Equalization.  Supervisor Mackeprang nominated Supervisor Swanson; Supervisor Fuchtman nominated Supervisor O’Connor.

There being no further nominations, Temporary Chairman/Co. Clk. Fischer ceased nominations.  A secret ballot was cast by each Supervisor for the two Supervisors nominated.  The votes cast were five for Supervisor O’Connor and two for Supervisor Swanson.  Supervisor O’Connor assumed the duties of the Chairman of the Knox County Board of Equalization for 2013.

            Chairman O’Connor called for nominations three times from the floor for Vice-Chairman of the Knox County Board of Equalization.  Supervisor Fuchtman nominated Supervisor Swanson. 

            Motion by Miller, seconded by Mackeprang that nominations cease, rules are suspended and to cast a unanimous ballot for Supervisor Swanson for Vice-Chairman of the Knox County Board of Equalization for 2013.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Dist. #1, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none. Abstain Dist. #2.  Motion carried.  Supervisor Swanson assumed the duties of the Vice-Chairman of the Knox County Board of Equalization for 2013.

Chairman O’Connor designated publishing and posting requirements of 2013 Notices of Meeting as follows:  All 2013 Notices of Meeting to be posted on the Knox County Website being www.co.knox.ne.us; the Notice of Meeting for the first regular meeting of each month be published in the Creighton News, the Notice of Meeting for the second regular meeting of each month be published in the Crofton Journal; special meeting/quorum meeting notices be published in both the Creighton News and Crofton Journal.

            There was no public comment on agenda items.

            There was no public comment on non-agenda items.

Motion by Swanson, seconded by Fuchtman that the Tax Claims Committee recommendation on Tax Claim #7741 through #7744 be accepted and granted and the County Assessor is hereby directed to execute the proper adjustments on the tax records by roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none. Motion carried

Co. Assessor McManigal met with the Board on the following: 1. Discussion was held on valuations; 2. The overhead door in the garage needs to be adjusted.

Chairman O’Connor adjourned the Knox County Board of Equalization at 10:37 a.m. on January 10, 2013 until 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, January 31, 2013 for a regular meeting.

            I, Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk, do hereby certify that the County Board of Equalization minutes are correct to the best of my knowledge.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                   KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

 

_____________________________________________                 By___________________________________________

Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk                                              Martin J. O’Connor, Chairman

           

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

                                                                                                            Center, Nebraska

                                                                                                            January 31, 2013

                                                                                                            9:30 a.m.

 

            A regular meeting of the Knox County Board of Supervisors was held at the Court House in Center, Nebraska on the date of January 31, 2013 at 9:30 a.m.  Present were Supervisors O’Connor Dist. #1, Swanson Dist. #2, Miller Dist. #3, Sokol, Jr. Dist. #4, Mackeprang Dist. #5, Schlote Dist. #6 and Fuchtman Dist. #7.  Absent was none.  Chairman Miller presiding.

Supr. Fuchtman led the Board in the Pledge of Allegiance.           

            Chairman Miller announced to the public that a copy of the Public Open Meeting Act was posted in the Boardroom.

            Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the Crofton Journal newspaper, as shown by the Affidavit of Publication attached to these minutes.

            Notice of this meeting was simultaneously given to all members and a copy of their acknowledgment and receipt of notice and agenda is attached to these minutes.  All proceedings hereafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was opened to the attendance of the public.

            The following people were present at various times during the meeting:       Hwy. Supt. Barta, Chris Adelman, Tim Braithwait, Wausa Gazette Reporter Deanna Anderson, Del Fuelberth, Zoning Admin. Doerr, Co. Court Clerk Boggs, Emerg. Mgr. Hintz, Co. Assessor McManigal, Econ. Dev. Dir. Cerny, Michelle Roth, Jenni Kellis, Co. Attorney Thomas, Sheriff Henery, Clk. of Dist. Court Riesberg, Glenn Mannes, Sarah Mannes-Homstad, Co. Treasurer Stark, Deputy Assessor Beckmann and Assessor Office Appraiser Cassie Stark.

            The minutes of the January 10, 2013 meeting were read.  Chairman Miller approved the January 10, 2013 meeting minutes as read with the correction that Chairman Miller announced the 2013 Committees.

            Chairman Miller moves the Board of Supervisors recess at 9:55 a.m. for Board of Equalization.

            The Knox County Board of Supervisors reconvened at 10:27 a.m.

            At 10:30 a.m., Chairman Miller opened the advertised public hearing for revisions to the Knox County Revolving Loan Fund Guidelines.  Econ. Dev. Director Cerny updated the Board on the revisions being considered and that he believes this is the best option for now to get the program going again with the new regulations.

            Chairman Miller closed the public hearing at 10:45 a.m.  No one was present in opposition to the revisions to the Knox County Revolving Loan Fund Guidelines. 

            Motion by Mackeprang, seconded by Swanson to approve revisions to the Knox County Revolving Loan Fund Guidelines.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

            Motion by Sokol, Jr., seconded by O’Connor to approve the Service/Consultant Agreement between Knox County and the Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District of Norfolk for the administration of the Knox County Revolving Loan Fund Program for a short duration noting that the agreement is an open-ended agreement and can be canceled at any time.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

            Hwy. Supt. Barta met with the Board on the following: 1. Quotes received from Husker Steel Co., Columbus NE for two bridge projects were: East of Wausa bridge project - $42,710.00 for steel products for a 25’6” x 30’ precast concrete slab bridge; Peoria Twp. bridge north of Bloomfield - $40,843 for steel products for a 25’6” x 30’ precast concrete slab bridge.  After a discussion, motion by Schlote, seconded by Fuchtman to accept the following quotes from Husker Steel Co., Columbus NE - East of Wausa bridge project- $42,710.00 for steel products for a 25’6” x 30’ precast concrete slab bridge; Peoria Twp. bridge north of Bloomfield - $40,843 for steel products for a 25’6” x 30’ precast concrete slab bridge.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried; 2. Quotes for five culverts were received from the following: Husker Steel Co., Columbus NE – 2 – 66” x 45’ (10) gauge culverts, one piece construction - $12,870 each; 2 – 66” x 45’ (10) gauge culverts, one piece construction - $12,870 each; 1 – 102” x 55’ (8 gauge) culvert, one piece construction - $13,900; Metal Culverts, Inc., Jefferson City MO - 2 – 66” x 45’ (10) gauge culverts, one piece construction - $11,013 each; 2 – 66” x 45’ (10) gauge culverts, one piece construction - $11,013 each; 1 – 102” x 55’ (8 gauge) culvert, one piece

construction - $12,216; B’s Enterprises, Inc., Norfolk NE - 2 – 66” x 45’ (10) gauge culverts, one piece construction - $10,509.65 each; 2 – 66” x 45’ (10) gauge culverts, one piece construction - $10,509.65 each; 1 – 102” x 55’ (8 gauge) culvert, one piece construction - $10,387.65; Midwest Service and Sales Co., Schuyler NE - 2 – 66” x 45’ (10) gauge culverts, one piece construction - $10,991.80 each; 2 – 66” x 45’ (10) gauge culverts, one piece construction - $10,991.80 each; 1 – 102” x 55’ (8 gauge) culvert, one piece construction - $10,524.31.  After a discussion, motion by Swanson, seconded by Sokol, Jr. to accept the low bid from B’s Enterprises, Inc., Norfolk NE for 5 culverts as follows: 2 – 66” x 45’ (10) gauge culverts, one piece construction - $10,509.65 each; 2 – 66” x 45’ (10) gauge culverts, one piece construction - $10,509.65 each; 1 – 102” x 55’ (8 gauge) culvert, one piece construction - $10,387.65.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried

            Del Fuelberth with Beckenhauer Construction Inc., of Norfolk met with the Board to discuss construction management services for construction of a possible addition for the installation of an elevator.  The services include assisting the architect, working with the costs, the building process, bid letting and reviewing the bids, and assigning a project manager to be on site during the construction.  No action was taken.

            A request was received from the Harrison Township Board and the Spade Township Board requesting that portions of platted roads between Harrison and Spade Township be vacated and abandoned.  Motion by Sokol, Jr., seconded by Swanson to adopt Resolution #2013-03 directing Hwy. Supt. Barta to conduct a study to vacate and abandon portions of platted roads between Harrison Township and Spade Township as follows:  1.  A .9-mile portion of platted Road #384 between the SW1/4NW1/4 and W1/2SW1/4 of Section 19 and the NW1/4NW1/4 of Section 30, all in T31N, R4W; and the SE1/4NE1/4 and E1/2SE1/4 of Section 24 and the NE1/4NE1/4 of Section 25, T31N, R5W, all West of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska; and 2. A one-mile portion of platted Road #119 between the W1/2W1/2 of Section 7, T31N, R4W and the E1/2E1/2 of Section 12, T31N, R5W (Station 1 to 3); all West of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION #2013 - 03

 

WHEREAS the Harrison Township Board and the Spade Township Board have requested to vacate and abandon portions of platted roads between Harrison Township and Spade Township as follows:

 

1.       A .9-mile portion of platted Road #384 between the SW1/4NW1/4 and W1/2SW1/4 of Section 19 and the NW1/4NW1/4 of Section 30, all in T31N, R4W; and the SE1/4NE1/4 and E1/2SE1/4 of Section 24 and the NE1/4NE1/4 of Section 25, T31N, R5W, all West of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska

2.       A one-mile portion of platted Road #119 between the W1/2W1/2 of Section 7, T31N, R4W and the E1/2E1/2 of Section 12, T31N, R5W (Station 1 to 3); all West of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska

           

WHEREAS the Highway Superintendent must conduct a study of vacating and abandoning such roads, and,

NOW BE IT RESOLVED, the Knox County Board of Supervisors hereby directs Hwy. Supt. Kevin R. Barta to conduct a study of vacating and abandoning portions of Road #384 and Road #119 between Harrison Township and Spade Township as described above.

Passed this 31st day of January 2013.

 

        BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

         KNOX COUNTY, NEBRASKA

 

Virgil H. Miller /s/                                               Martin J. O’Connor /s/                            Rayder Swanson /s/                  

Virgil H. Miller, Chairman, Dist. #3                       Martin J. O'Connor, Dist. #1                    Rayder Swanson, Dist. #2                                                                     

James Sokol, Jr. /s/                                           Norman Mackeprang /s/                         Danny R. Schlote /s/                 

James Sokol, Jr., Dist. #4                                   Norman Mackeprang, Dist. #5                 Danny R. Schlote, Dist. #6

 

ATTEST:   (Seal)                                                Jim Fuchtman /s/                      

Joann M. Fischer /s/                                          Jim Fuchtman, Dist. #7

Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk

 

A request was received from the Harrison Township Board requested that portions of platted roads in Harrison Township be vacated and abandoned.  Motion by Sokol, Jr., seconded by Swanson to adopt Resolution #2013-04 directing Hwy. Supt. Barta to conduct a study to vacate and abandon portions of platted roads in Harrison Township as follows:  1. A 1.05-mile portion of platted Road #329 in Sections 20 and 29 (from Station 2.5 to 5); 2. A .23-mile portion of platted Road #448 in Section 29 (from Station 0 to 2); 3. A .23-mile portion of platted Road #201 in Section 29 (from Station 0 to 1); 4. A .63-mile portion of platted Road #197 in Section 29 (start at east quarter corner of Section 29 to Station 13); 5. A .1.29-mile portion of platted Road #695 in Sections 19, 20 and 29 (Station 1 to Station13 of Road #197); 6. A 2.25-mile portion of platted Road #729 in Sections 7, 18 and 19 (Station 1 to 14); 7. A .4-mile portion of platted Road #353 in Sections 18 and 19 (Station 0 to 3); 8. A .18-mile portion of platted Road #640 in Section 7 (Station 2 to 3); 9. A .9-mile portion of platted Road #349 in Section 7 (Station 1 to Road #729 to Station 13 of Road #349); 10. A .68-mile portion of platted Road #876 in Section 8 (Station 1 to Station 13 of Road #349); 11. A .73-mile portion of platted Road #349 in Section 5 and 8 (Station 17 to 21); 12. A .5-mile portion of platted Road #563 in Sections 4 and 5 (Station 3 to 6); 13. A .38-mile portion of platted Road #845 in Section 5 (Station 14 to 18);Total of 9.95 miles; ALL located in T31N, R4W of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

 

      RESOLUTION #2013 – 04

 

WHEREAS the Harrison Township Board has requested to vacate and abandon portions of platted roads of the following roads:

1.       A .5-mile portion of platted Road #588 in the South half of Section 16 (from Station 2 to 3);

2.       A 1.05-mile portion of platted Road #329 in Sections 20 and 29 (from Station 2.5 to 5);

3.       A .23-mile portion of platted Road #448 in Section 29 (from Station 0 to 2);

4.       A .23-mile portion of platted Road #201 in Section 29 (from Station 0 to 1);

5.       A .63-mile portion of platted Road #197 in Section 29 (start at east quarter corner of Section 29 to Station 13);

6.       A .1.29-mile portion of platted Road #695 in Sections 19, 20 and 29 (Station 1 to Station13 of Road #197);

7.       A 2.25-mile portion of platted Road #729 in Sections 7, 18 and 19 (Station 1 to 14);

8.       A .4-mile portion of platted Road #353 in Sections 18 and 19 (Station 0 to 3);

9.       A .18-mile portion of platted Road #640 in Section 7 (Station 2 to 3);

10.   A .9-mile portion of platted Road #349 in Section 7 (Station 1 to Road #729 to Station 13 of Road #349);

 

11.   A .68-mile portion of platted Road #876 in Section 8 (Station 1 to Station 13 of Road #349);

12.  A .73-mile portion of platted Road #349 in Section 5 and 8 (Station 17 to 21);

13.   A .5-mile portion of platted Road #563 in Sections 4 and 5 (Station 3 to 6);

14.   A .38-mile portion of platted Road #845 in Section 5 (Station 14 to 18);

Total of 9.95 miles; ALL located in T31N, R4W of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska, and

WHEREAS the Highway Superintendent must conduct a study of vacating and abandoning such roads, and,

NOW BE IT RESOLVED, the Knox County Board of Supervisors hereby directs Hwy. Supt. Kevin R. Barta to conduct a study of closing portions of Harrison Township Roads #197, #201, #329, #349, #353, #448, #563, #588, #640, #695, #729, #845 and #876 as described above.

 Passed this 31st day of January 2013.

 

       BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

        KNOX COUNTY, NEBRASKA

 

Virgil H. Miller /s/                                               Martin J. O’Connor /s/                            Rayder Swanson /s/                  

Virgil H. Miller, Chairman, Dist. #3                       Martin J. O'Connor, Dist. #1                    Rayder Swanson, Dist. #2                                                                     

James Sokol, Jr. /s/                                           Norman Mackeprang /s/                         Danny R. Schlote /s/                 

James Sokol, Jr., Dist. #4                                   Norman Mackeprang, Dist. #5                 Danny R. Schlote, Dist. #6

 

ATTEST (Seal)                                                   Jim Fuchtman /s/                      

Joann M. Fischer /s/                                          Jim Fuchtman, Dist. #7

Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk

 

Hwy. Supt. Barta continued with the following: 3. Road employee job evaluations will be held at 1:00 p.m. on February 28, 2013; 4. CPR/AED training will be held on February 6 and will be conducted by NIRMA; 5. Shed safety inspections were done on January 25; 6. A crane rigger class will be held in Norfolk February 11 and 12. A number of bridge crew employees will attend; 7. An asphalt conference will be held in Kearney; 8. A Safety Committee Meeting will be held on February 14, 2013 at 8:30 a.m.; 9. Repairs are needed on the chip spreader.

At 11:15 a.m., Chairman Miller opened the advertised public hearing on a Knox County Zoning Conditional Use Permit Application of USCOC Nebraska/Kansas, LLC for the erection of a cell tower near Wausa.  Michelle Roth and Jenni Kellis presented information on fall data, obtaining signed easements, flood plain concerns and adjustments.  The proposed tower site does not meet Knox County’s setback regulations but the Board could waive the setbacks if the adjoining neighbors would agree.  A letter of opposition was submitted by Attorney Max Burbach who represents Dennis Milander.  County Attorney Thomas advised the Board that they could make a decision to allow an adjustment to the regulations or they could choose to adhere to the regulations.  Discussion was held on the easement process and if the document would be considered an easement or acknowledgement.  The Planning Commission would approve the application if Mr. Milander would agree to the variance.  Motion by Schlote, seconded by Mackeprang to take no action at this time, to keep the hearing open and continue at 11:15 a.m. on February 14, 2013.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

            Chairman Miller moves the Board recess at 12:00 p.m. for lunch.

            The Knox County Board of Supervisors reconvened at 12:50 p.m. with all members present.

            Glenn Mannes and Sarah Mannes-Homstad met with the Board to review drafts for an addition to the Courthouse for the installation of an elevator and fire escape stairs.  Discussion was held on delegation of the added space if needed, costs, alternatives, surveying needs, drainage, moving of the prisoner exercise area and vacating the alley behind the Courthouse.  More information and options will be reviewed at the February 28 meeting.

            County Attorney Thomas updated the Board on the Supreme Court date of March 5 to hear the case of Knox County vs. Governor Heinemann regarding the tax case on the wind tower project north of Bloomfield.

The first notice of the Edison Mission Energy bankruptcy was reviewed by the Board and County Attorney Thomas. 

County Attorney Thomas updated the Board on the upcoming Trustee’s Sale of the property of a revolving loan borrower. 

Sheriff Henery met with the Board on the following: 1. A prisoner medical bill has been negotiated from $3,865 to $2,356.74.  County Attorney Thomas recommends the County pay the bill now; 2. Sworn employees of the Sheriff’s Office must now have 20 hours of continuing education annually.

            Zoning Administrator Doerr met with the Board on the following: 1. Motion by Mackeprang, seconded by Swanson to place on file the December 11, 2012 Planning Commission meeting minutes.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

            Emergency Manager Hintz presented information on the Nebraska Regional Interoperability Network project.  The project provides installation of microwaves to transmit voice and data information.  The Board took no action as the total cost has not been determined.

             Deputy Assessor Beckmann and Assessor Office Appraiser Stark met with the Board to discuss the need for a uniform building permit application form.  Some application forms are lacking the value of the properties, the size of additions, dimensions, costs and drawings.  This information is important to the Assessor’s Office.  Consensus of the Board was to have the Assessor’s Office draft an application form and send it to the towns for their consideration.

There was no public comment on agenda items.

There was no public comment on non-agenda items.

            Motion by O’Connor, seconded by Mackeprang to appoint Marigay Jackson of Crofton to represent Knox County on the Northeast Nebraska Area Agency on Aging Advisory Board.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

            Motion by Swanson, seconded by Schlote to place on file the Clerk of the District Court December Fee Report.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

            Consensus of the Board was to take no action on the request from Missouri Sedimentation Action Coalition for annual dues in the amount of $1,000 from Knox County.

            Motion by Mackeprang, seconded by Swanson to authorize Chairman Miller to sign a letter to Ernest F. Pourier, Acting Superintendent of the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Winnebago stating that the Board does not want to see more property taken out of taxation for any reason regarding the application of land to be taken into trust by the United States of America on the East 10 acres of the W1/2NE1/4, also described as the East 10 acres of Lot 2 and the SW1/4NE1/4, Section 1, T32N, R4W of the 6th P.M.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

            Motion by O’Connor, seconded by Fuchtman that the receipts be accepted and placed on file, by roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried. Receipts totaled $256,674.81.

#14948 – St. of Nebr., hwy. alloc. & mtr. veh. fee, 140,164.85; #14949 – Name Redacted, cobra pmt., 86.83; #14950 – Cedar Co. Treas., tax coll.-Crofton Fire Gen. & Sinking & Wausa Fire Gen. & Bond, 20,272.63; #14951 – St. of Nebr., reimb. of empg budget, 7,120.84; #14952 – Knox Co. Zoning, plat appl., 50.00; #14953 – National Pharmaceutical,

rebate, 196.73; #14954 – Reg. of Deeds, rec. fees & doc. st. tax., 16,419.11; # 14955 – Knox Co. Zoning, bldg. pmt., 210.00; #14956 – Chesterman Co., reimb., 26.00; #14957 – St. of Nebr., reimb. on Lindy North BIA proj., 12,223.02; #14958 – Sherman Street Apts., econ. dev. pmt., 443.81; #14959 – Trustworthy Hardware, econ. dev. pmt., 665.72; #14960 – Pronto, econ. dev. pmt., 706.70; #14961 – Clerk of Dist. Ct., Dec. 2012 coll., 1,741.00; #14962 – Knox Co. Atty., STOP funds., 80.00; #14963 – William L. Eubanks, PR, inh. tax, Carle Johnson est., 10,222.96; #14964 – Jim Sage, inh. tax - Lois Sage est., 2,992.99; #14965 – Dale Kuhlman, inh. tax - Adeline Kuhlman est., 8,668.35; #14966 – Dakota Co./So. Sioux City, Emg. Mgr., lodging reimb., 189.90; #14967 – St. of Nebr., lodging tax, 1,604.54; #14968 – Commercial St. Bk., int., 500.49; #14969 – NACO, reg. reimb., 95.00; #14970 – Knox Co. Zoning, bldg. pmt., 590.00; #14971 – Knox Co. Sheriff-BIA, housing inmates & interest, 3,351.22; #14972 – Vonage Tax, 911 surcharges, 10.00; #14973 – Dana Hengstler, inh. tax - Patricia Hengstler est., 563.46; #14974 – Brunswick St. Bank, int., 567.12; #14975 – Midwest Bank, int., 332.71; #14976 – Est. of Evelyn Shalander, 545.58; #14977 – LaJean Anderson, inh. tax - Lois E Brasch Est., 2,757.00; #14978 – Cheryl Malmstrom, inh. tax Lois Brasch est., 2,757.00; #14979 – Joyce Wieneke, inh. tax - Lois Brasch est., 2,757.00; #14980 – Commercial St. Bk., int., 2,651.53; #14981 – Midwest Bk., int., 5,696.44; #14982 – Verdigre Chiropractic, econ. dev. pmt., 35.33; #14983 – Knox Co. Chiropractic, econ. dev. pmt., 70.67; #14984 – White Tail River Lodge, econ. dev. pmt., 306.00; #14985 – Green Valley Vet., econ. dev. pmt., 702.70; #14986 – Main Street Grocery, econ. dev. pmt., 790.80; #14987 – Julie’s Styling Salon, econ. dev. pmt., 245.13; #14988 – Downtown Auto Service, econ. dev. pmt., 923.45; #14989 – Uptown Beauty, econ. dev. pmt., 345.00; #14990 – Elaine’s Tavern, econ. dev. pmt., 237.24; #14991 – Grand Central, econ. dev. pmt., 221.91; #14992 – Niobrara Laundry, econ. dev. pmt., 100.00; #14993 – Knox Co. Vet’s Service, mlge. reimb., 70.00; #14994 – Santee Sioux Nation dba Ohiya Casino, liq. lic. & occ. Tax, $275.00; #14995 – Brunswick St. Bk., int., 2,016.44; #14996 – Sally Tjeerdsma, PR., inh. tax - Wesley H. Anderson Est., 3,074.61.      

Motion by Swanson, seconded by Schlote that all claims, audited and approved for payment or rejected by the Claims Committee be allowed or rejected subject to delinquent personal taxes. By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.  Claims totaling $192,263.25 are listed at the end of these proceedings.

            The Knox County Board of Supervisors made a quarterly visit to the County Jail as per Nebraska Revised     Statute 47-109.

            GENERAL FUND. Action Sports, trophies, 126.00; AS Central Finance, teletype, 448.00; AS Central Services OCIO, AS 400, 48.25; Battle Creek Farmers Pride, propane fill/Lindy tower, 290.11; BJ Harris, service agmt., 1,200.00; Bob’s Candy Service, gloves, 14.25; Bomgaars, batt., 23.21; Boone Co. Sheriff, crt. costs, 60.12; Centurylink, phone, 58.81; Countryside Gas n Go, weed gas, 235.13; Creighton Pronto, van/sheriff gas, 1,203.76; Dale P Riesberg, mtg. exp., 39.13; Dean Wilken, mtg. exp., 31.22; Eakes Office Plus, supp., 399.86; Elaine’s Tavern, jury meals, 48.75; ElDorado Inc., repair heat pump, 131.00; F&M State Bank, ACH file & safety deposit box rent, 37.00; First Nat’l. Bank Omaha, gas/parts/misc., 1,878.55; Greg Kuhlman, mtg. exp., 38.56; Jim Kotrous, mtg. exp., 56.64; John Thomas, fax, 80.37; K/V Elec. LLC, elec./labor, 653.01; Keith Nielsen, mtg. exp., 36.30; Ken Foner, mtg. exp., 52.12; Knox Co. Sheriff, paper service, 2,188.75; Liz Doerr, mlge./postage, 62.93; Madison Co. Sheriff, crt. costs, 28.12; Manatron, Inc., terra scan, 2,093.73; Mike Kumm, mtg. exp., 37.43; MOCIC, dues, 100.00; Monroe Systems, supp., 329.02; NACO, reg., 80.00; NACO Planning & Zoning, dues, 30.00; Nebr. Sheriffs Assoc., dues, 195.00; Nebraska.gov, subs., 50.00; Office Systems Co., contr. base rate, 110.00; Platte Valley Comm., 2 sip phone, 790.00; Quill, supp., 849.99; Robert Ganz, mtg. exp., 52.12; Rohrer Welding & Repair, rep. door, 75.00; US Cellular, phones, 83.60; US Cellular, phone, 121.63; Telebeep, pager, 51.33; Valley Co. Sheriff, crt. costs, 18.50; The Verdigre Eagle, subs., 30.00; Vickie McManigal, janitor cont., 2,869.78; Village of Center, ut., 234.00; West Payment Center, supp., 228.50; Western Office Technologies, fax machine, 207.09; Sarah C. Anderson, jury fee/mlge., 63.25; Randy J. Ausdemore, jury fee/mlge., 67.77; Keith D. Buschkamp, jury fee/mlge., 67.77; Shannon L. Campbell, jury fee/mlge., 57.60; Michael Jay Carlson, jury fee/mlge., 63.25; Tanya J. Claussen, jury fee/mlge., 63.25; Julie L. Dather, jury fee/mlge., 49.69; Paul F. Dittrick, jury fee/mlge., 46.30; Carrie B. Dawson, jury fee/mlge., 63.25; Ashley M. Doerr, jury fee/mlge., 49.69; Kent J. Doerr, jury fee/mlge., 49.69; Dona Eckmann, jury fee/mlge., 49.69; Sheila Rae Eckmann, jury fee/mlge., 49.69; Brian L. Foxhoven, jury fee/mlge., 67.77; Daniel R. Ruchtman, jury fee/mlge., 55.34; Janet S. Gill, jury fee/mlge., 49.69; Elaine Marie Guenther, jury fee/mlge., 67.77; Jeffrey J. Hammer, jury fee/mlge., 48.56; Darlene K. Hoferer, jury fee/mlge., 48.56; Anthony W. Hoffman, jury fee/mlge., 67.77; Kevin E. Holecek, jury fee/mlge., 48.56; Leah A. Hrbek, jury fee/mlge., 57.60; Jessica J. Kronberg, jury fee/mlge., 49.69; Calvin L. Leader, jury fee/mlge., 67.77; Neil Lawrence Liska, jury fee/mlge., 47.46; Cindy L. Main-Cooper, jury fee/mlge., 48.56; Nathan J. Meyer, jury fee/mlge., 67.77; Tina Jo Motacek, jury fee/mlge., 57.60; Chance G. Nielsen, jury fee/mlge., 51.95; Mary Jane F. Nielsen, jury fee/mlge, 48.56; Rachelle L. Pinkelman, jury fee/mlge., 49.69; Paige R. Randa, jury fee/mlge., 47.43; Robert L. Ruzicka, jury fee/mlge., 47.43; Dorothy Schoenberner, jury fee/mlge., 67.77; Rose M. Shefl, jury fee/mlge., 55.34; Alan D. Sonder, jury fee/mlge., 64.38; Opal O. Stout, jury fee/mlge., 49.69; Nolan J. Sucha, jury fee/mlge., 47.43; Patty J. Sukup, jury fee/mlge, 66.64; Jimmy Ray Swanson, jury fee/mlge., 57.60; Gene J Verbeek, Jr., jury fee/mlge., 48.56; Daniel V. Woeppel, jury fee/mlge., 49.69; Dana L. Yunker, jury fee/mlge., 47.43.   

ROAD FUND. Salaries, 51,987.24; Advanced Energy Fuels, diesel, 2,083.25; Ameritas Life Ins. Corp., retirement Co. pays, 3,484.86; Avera Medical Group-Hartington, drug tests, 50.00; Backus Sand & Gravel, gravel/haul, 1,977.03; Battle Creek Farmers Co-op; propane, 696.00; Bernard Glover, pr. serv., 20.00; Bomgaars, supp./gas, 802.58; Cedar-Knox PPD, elec., 134.83; Coll. of Int. Rev. &/or F. & M. St. Bk., Soc. Sec. Co. pays, 3,910.80; Countryside Gas N Go, gas, 532.65; Co. of Knox Employee Benefit Acct. c/o Healthcare Solutions Group, Inc., ins. Co. pays, 10,473.60; Creighton Pronto, gas, 35.00; Donald Pahl, pr. serv., 25.00; Hank’s Front End, repairs, 2,244.81; Health Plan Services Inc., ins. Co. pays, 497.52; Herbert Feed & Grain, diesel, 831.81; Kayton Int’l, Inc., repairs, 464.68; Keith Mainquist, pr. ser., 12.00; Kevin R Barta, meals, 70.00; Kimball Midwest, supp., 125.24; Larry Pilar, pr. ser., 21.00; Lincoln National Life Ins. Co., ins. Co. pays, 32.30; Linn Post & Pipe, shop supp., 44.13; Nebraska Assn. of Co. Eng. Hwy. Supt. Surveyor, dues, 25.00; NPPD, ut., 237.67; NMC Exchange LLC, repairs, 78.08; Overhead Door Co., repairs, 683.90; Rohrer Welding, repairs/labor, 1,138.65; SourceGas Dist. LLC, heating fuel, 314.49; Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln, conf. ref. fee, 165.00; US Cellular, cell phones, 371.38; Verdigre Volunteer Fire Dept., fire ext., 145.00; Village of Center, water, garbage & sewer, 20.00; Village of Wausa, water, sewer & garbage, 112.30.

LINDY NORTH BIA FUND.  Cedar Knox PPD, move electrical line, 17,871.70, North Central PPD, move electrical line,19,424.86.

CHILD SUPPORT FUND.  Centurylink, phone, 3.46; Eakes Office Plus, court costs, 189.20; MIS, Inc., scanning equip., 46.00.

COUNTY INSURANCE FUND.  Name Redacted, reimb. deductible, 250.00

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUND. First National Bank Omaha, postage, 10.50.

C & C DEVELOPMENT FUND. Centurylink, phone, 3.46; First National Bank Omaha, travel/meals/equip., 56.85, Matt Cerny, mlge, 169.58; US Cellular, cell phone, 69.50.

INHERITANCE FUND. Andrew J. Marshall, crt. appt. atty., 210.45; Domina Law Group, lawsuit costs, 572.75; Ewalt Law Office, crt. appt. atty., 1,034.39; John Thomas, crt. appt. costs, 110.00; Platte Valley Comm., 911 equip., 46,782.26; Robert K. Baird, crt. appt. atty., 318.50.

911 WIRELESS SERVICE FUND. Centurylink, phone, 280.45.

911 EMERGENCY FUND. Bryan Ruhr, mtg. exp., 25.00; Centurylink, phone, 232.39; Dave Carlson, mtg. exp., 54.97; Kevin Barta, mtg. exp., 25.00; Mitch Mastalir, mtg. exp., 36.10; Pat Wintz, mtg. exp., 38.32; Paul Schoenberner, mtg. exp., 58.30; Stanley O. Dryak, mtg. exp., 43.87.

 

                                                                        TOTALS

                        General Fund                                                                  20,497.59

                        Road Fund                                                                     83,847.80

                        Lindy North BIA Fund                                                    37,296.56

                        Child Support Fund                                                             238.66

                        County Insurance Fund                                                        250.00                                            

                        Economic Development Fund                                                    10.50                 

                        C & C Development Fund                                                     299.39

                        Inheritance Fund                                                             49,028.35

                        911 Wireless Service Fund                                                  280.45                    

                        911 Emergency Fund                                                           513.95

                                                                        Total                          $192,263.25

    

Chairman Miller adjourned the Knox County Board of Supervisors at 3:10 p.m., January 31, 2013 until Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. for a regular meeting.

            I, Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk, do hereby certify that the County Board minutes are correct to the best of my knowledge.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                   COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

                                                                                                OF KNOX COUNTY, NEBRASKA

 

________________________________________              By__________________________________________

Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk                                              Virgil H. Miller, Chairman

 

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION    

           

                                                                                                            January 31, 2013          

                                                                                                            Center, Nebraska

9:55 a.m.

 

A regular meeting of the Knox County Board of Equalization was held at the Court House in Center, Nebraska on the date of January 31, 2013 at 9:55 a.m.  Present were Supervisors O’Connor Dist. #1, Swanson Dist. #2, Miller Dist. #3, Sokol, Jr. Dist. #4, Mackeprang Dist. #5, Schlote Dist. #6 and Fuchtman Dist. #7.  Absent was none.  Chairman O’Connor presiding.    Also present was Co. Assessor McManigal, Chris Adelman, Tim Braithwait and Hwy. Supt. Barta.

            Chairman O’Connor announced to the public that a copy of the Public Open Meeting Act was posted in the Boardroom.

            Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the Crofton Journal newspaper, as shown by the Affidavit of Publication attached to these minutes.

            Notice of this meeting was simultaneously given to all members and a copy of their acknowledgment and receipt of notice and agenda is attached to these minutes.  All proceedings hereafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was opened to the attendance of the public.

            The minutes of the January 31, 2013 meeting were read.  Chairman O’Connor approved the January 31, 2013 minutes as read.

            There was no public comment on agenda items.

            There was no public comment on non-agenda items.

At 9:57 a.m., Chairman O’Connor opened the advertised public hearing on Exemption Applications and Continued Exemption Applications for Tax Exemption on Real and Personal Property by Qualifying Organizations. 

At 9:57 a.m., Chairman O’Connor opened the advertised public hearing on the Exemption Application for tax Exemption on vehicles for Sacred Heart Health Services dba Avera Creighton Hospital.

Motion by Swanson, seconded by Miller that the Tax Claims Committee recommendation on Tax Claims #7745 through #7747 be accepted and granted and the County Assessor is hereby directed to execute the proper adjustments on the tax records by roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none. Motion carried.

Chairman O’Connor closed the open public hearing on Exemption Applications and Continued Exemption Applications for Tax Exemption on Real and Personal Property by Qualifying Organizations at 10:20 a.m.  No one was present in opposition to the Exemption Applications.  Motion by Mackeprang, seconded by Schlote that the Board of Equalization concurs with Assessor’s recommendations and approves a Tax Exemption on Real and Personal Property on the filed Exemption Application Forms 451 for 2013.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.  

Chairman O’Connor closed the open public hearing for exemption of vehicles for Sacred Heart Health Services dba Avera Creighton Hospital at 10:20 a.m.  There was no one present in opposition to the Exemption Application.

            Motion by Fuchtman, seconded by Sokol, Jr. to approve the Application for Exemption from Motor Vehicle Taxes by Sacred Heart Health Services dba Avera Creighton Hospital.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

            Co. Assessor McManigal met with the Board on the following: 1. Update on computations of 2013 valuations;        2. Supr. Schlote asked the process of valuations now that Lower Elkhorn NRD has limited the drilling of irrigation wells.

Chairman O’Connor adjourned the Knox County Board of Equalization at 10:27 a.m. on January 31, 2013 until 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, February 14, 2013 for a regular meeting.

            I, Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk, do hereby certify that the County Board of Equalization minutes are correct to the best of my knowledge.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                   KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

 

_____________________________________________                 By___________________________________________

Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk                                              Martin J. O’Connor, Chairman

 

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

                                                                                                            Center, Nebraska

                                                                                                            February 14, 2013

                                                                                                            9:00 a.m.

 

            A regular meeting of the Knox County Board of Supervisors was held at the Court House in Center, Nebraska on the date of February 14, 2013 at 9:30 a.m.  Present were Supervisors O’Connor Dist. #1, Swanson Dist. #2, Miller Dist. #3, Sokol, Jr. Dist. #4, Mackeprang Dist. #5 and Schlote Dist. #6.  Absent was Supervisor Fuchtman Dist. #7.  Chairman Miller presiding.

Co. Clerk Fischer led the Board in the Pledge of Allegiance.         

            Chairman Miller announced to the public that a copy of the Public Open Meeting Act was posted in the Boardroom.

            Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the Creighton News newspaper, as shown by the Affidavit of Publication attached to these minutes.

            Notice of this meeting was simultaneously given to all members and a copy of their acknowledgment and receipt of notice and agenda is attached to these minutes.  All proceedings hereafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was opened to the attendance of the public.

            The following people were present at various times during the meeting:  Co. Assessor McManigal, Hwy. Supt. Barta, Addison Twp. Board member Robert Kuhl, Peoria Twp. Board members Ken Gill and Phillip Nielsen, and Cleveland Twp. Board member Dale Kuhlman, Wausa Gazette Reporter Deanna Anderson, Zoning Admin. Doerr, Center Village Board of Trustees members Loren Hintz and Sue Wiebelhaus, Sheriff Henery and RaDec Construction representatives Edwin Bottolfson, Trent Becker, and Kelly Lehr.

The minutes of the January 31, 2013 meeting were read.  Chairman Miller approved the January 31, 2013 meeting minutes as read with the correction that the claims total approved was $192,263.25. 

Correspondence reviewed was: 1. Northeast Community College Foundation letter thanking the Board for the County’s annual contribution towards the nursing program; 2. Notice of Commencement of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Cases and Meeting of Creditors on Edison Mission Energy, etal.

Chairman Miller moves the Board recess at 9:45 a.m. for Board of Equalization.

The Knox County Board of Supervisors reconvened at 10:00 a.m. with all members present except Supr. Fuchtman Dist. #7.

Motion by Swanson, seconded by Mackeprang that all claims, audited and approved for payment or rejected by the Claims Committee be allowed or rejected subject to delinquent personal taxes. By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #6.  Nays none.  Absent was District #7.  Motion carried.  Claims totaling $236,189.59 are listed at the end of these proceedings.

Motion by Mackeprang, seconded by Schlote that the receipts be accepted and placed on file, by roll call vote.  Ayes  Dist. #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #6.  Nays none.  Absent District #7.  Motion carried. Receipts totaled $620,643.70. 

#14997 – St. of Nebr., 1st of 2 prop. tax relief pmts., 389,389.26; #14998 – Commercial State Bank, int., 450.35; #14999 – Knox Co. Treas., int., 1,112.63; #15000 – Knox Co. Treas., int., 308.75; #15001 – Great Plains Comm., 911 surcharges, 12,185.14; #15002 – St. of Nebr., 1st of 6 homestead pmts., 47,975.51; #15003 – St. of Nebr., Jan. 2013 rent, 4.315.00; #15004 – St. of Nebr., 911 wireless funding, 5,075.54; #15005 – Knox Co. Sheriff, Jan. 2013 coll., 850.00; #15006 – Knox Co. Development Agency, Great Plains Comm. ann. contr., 5,000.00; #15007 – Knox Co. Court, Jan. 2013 coll, 1,958.00; #15008 – Knox Co. Clerk, imprest int., 4.84; #15009 – Knox Co. Clerk, Jan. 2013 coll., 318.58; #15010 – Knox Co. Treasurer, postage, 190.00; #15011 – Santee Sioux Nation, dispatching, 6,250.00; #15012 – Nebraska Land Title & Abstract, inh. tax - Irene M. Schmutte est., 31.04; #15013 – Knox Co. Sheriff, 4th qtr. fees & mlge., 5,957.79; #15014 – Knox Co. Atty., reimb. of deposition fee, 15.00; #15015 – Knox Co. Zoning, bldg. pmt., 10.00; #15016 – St. of Nebr., hwy. allocation, 115,578.32; #15017 – Brunswick State Bank, int., 630.14; #15018 – Cedar Co. Treasurer, Jan. 2012 coll., 2,419.90; #15019 – Estate of Patricia J. Neptune, inh. tax, 105.69; #15020 – Register of Deeds, Jan. 2013 coll., 7,851.64; #15021 – Knox Co. Zoning, bldg. pmt., 775.00; #15022 – Clerk of Dist. Ct., Jan 2013 Coll., 875.34; #15023 – Northeast Nebr. Title & Escrow, inh. tax - Luella M. Wood est., 11,010.24.       

            At 10:15 a.m., Chairman Miller opened the advertised One and Six Year Road Public Hearing.  Other business was conducted for a short time to allow time for township board members to arrive.

            At 10:15 a.m., Chairman Miller opened the advertised public hearing for the vacation and abandonment of a one-half mile portion of 874 RD (platted Road #163) in Creighton Township.

            At 10:15 a.m., Chairman Miller opened the advertised public hearing for the vacation and abandonment of a one-mile portion of 528 Avenue (platted Road #351) located between Creighton and Miller Townships.

            Motion by Mackeprang, seconded by O’Connor to adopt Resolution #2013-05 authorizing Chairman Miller to sign Supplemental Project Program Agreement No. 2 – BN1118 for the Bloomfield West Federal Aid Bridge Project           #BRO-7054(20).  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #6.  Nays none.  Absent was District #7.  Motion carried.

RESOLUTION #2013-05

SIGNING RESOLUTION

SUPPLEMENTAL PROJECT PROGRAM AGREEMENT NO. 2 – BN1118

 

Knox County

Resolution No. 2013-05

 

Whereas:  Knox County and Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR) have previously executed Project Program Agreement BN1118 for a transportation project for which the Local Public Agency (LPA) would like to obtain Federal funds;

Whereas:  Knox County understands that it must continue to strictly follow all Federal, State and local laws, rules, regulations, policies and guidelines applicable to the funding of the Federal-aid project; and

Whereas:  Knox County and NDOR wish to enter into Supplemental Program Agreement No. 2 setting out modifications and/or additional duties and/or funding responsibilities for the Federal-aid project.

Be It Resolved:  by the Board of Supervisors of Knox County, Nebraska that Virgil Miller, Chair of the Knox County Board of Supervisors is hereby authorized to sign the attached Supplemental Program Agreement No. 2 between Knox County and the NDOR.

Knox County is committed to providing local funds for the project as required by the Project Program Agreement and any Supplemental Project Program Agreements.

NDOR Project Number:  BRO-7054(20)

NDOR Control Number:  31822

Project Location:  Bloomfield West

Adopted this 14th day of February, 2013 at Center, Nebraska.

 

THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF KNOX COUNTY, NEBRASKA

 

Virgil H. Miller /s/                                      Martin J. O’Connor /s/                             Rayder Swanson /s/                     

 

James Sokol, Jr. /s/                                  Norman Mackeprang /s/                          Danny Schlote /s/                        

 

                                                               District #7 – Absent                    

Attest:  (Seal)

 

Joann M. Fischer /s/                 

Signature of County Clerk

 

Chairman Miller signed the Supplemental Project Program Agreement No. 2 – BN1118 for the Bloomfield West Federal Aid Bridge Project #BRO-7054(20).         

            Motion by Sokol, Jr., seconded by Swanson to adopt Resolution #2013-06 authorizing Chairman Miller to sign Supplemental Project Agreement No. 1 – BM1237 for the Verdigre North Federal Aid Bridge Project #BRO-7054(19).  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #6.  Nays none.  Absent was District #7.  Motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION #2013-06

SIGNING RESOLUTION

SUPPLEMENTAL PROJECT PROGRAM AGREEMENT NO. 1 – BM1237

 

Knox County

Resolution No. 2013-06

 

Whereas:  Knox County and Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR) have previously executed Project Program Agreement BM1237 for a transportation project for which the Local Public Agency (LPA) would like to obtain Federal funds;

Whereas:  Knox County understands that it must continue to strictly follow all Federal, State and local laws, rules, regulations, policies and guidelines applicable to the funding of the Federal-aid project; and

Whereas:  Knox County and NDOR wish to enter into Supplemental Program Agreement No. 1 setting out modifications and/or additional duties and/or funding responsibilities for the Federal-aid project.

Be It Resolved:  by the Board of Supervisors of Knox County, Nebraska that Virgil Miller, Chair of the Knox County Board of Supervisors is hereby authorized to sign the attached Supplemental Program Agreement No. 1 between Knox County and the NDOR.

Knox County is committed to providing local funds for the project as required by the Project Program Agreement and any Supplemental Project Program Agreements.

NDOR Project Number:  BRO-7054(19)

NDOR Control Number:  31821

Project Location:  Verdigre North

Adopted this 14th day of February, 2013 at Center, Nebraska.

 

THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF KNOX COUNTY, NEBRASKA

 

Virgil H. Miller /s/                                               Martin J. O’Connor /s/                                        Rayder Swanson /s/      

 

James Sokol, Jr. /s/                                           Norman Mackeprang /s/                                     Danny Schlote /s/         

 

                                                                        District #7 – Absent                  

Attest:  (Seal)

 

Joann M. Fischer /s/                 

Signature of County Clerk

 

            Chairman Miller signed the Supplemental Project Program Agreement No. 1 – BM1237 for the Verdigre North West Federal Aid Bridge Project #BRO-7054(19). 

            Hwy. Supt. Barta conducted the One and Six Year Road public hearing and presented information on the budget, estimated highway allocation received, road projects, costs, bridge projects completed, culverts installed, building construction, bridge crew updates, oil crew projects, upcoming projects, shed renovations, Federal aid bridge projects, equipment purchased, the County Surplus Sale, and State and Federal funding.  The public hearing was closed at 11:05 a.m.

            Motion by Swanson, seconded by Mackeprang to place on file the Clerk of the District Court January 2013 Fee Report.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #6.  Nays none.  Absent was District #7.  Motion carried.

Chairman Miller and Supervisors Sokol, Jr. and Schlote updated the Board on the proposed changes to the inheritance tax rates and tiers.

Discussion was held on the proposed changes to the State sales tax.

Consensus of the Board was to add thyroid testing as an option for the Employee Avera Wellness On-site Fair.

            Zoning Admin. Doerr met with the Board on the following: 1. The open public hearing on the USCOC Nebraska/Kansas LLC application for erecting a cell tower near Wausa was continued to the next meeting as there was no information from the USCOC Nebraska/Kansas LLC Legal Department; 2. Motion by Mackeprang, seconded by O’Connor to place on file the January 2013 Permits Report and the Planning Commission January 8, 2013 Meeting Minutes.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #6.  Nays none.  Absent was District #7.  Motion carried; 3. Update on the Ken Breithaupt Livestock Permit Application; 4. Motion by Sokol, Jr., seconded by Schlote to approve the Administrative Plat for Michael Zerbe on a 5.33 acre tract in the SW1/4SW1/4 of Section 18, T30N, R6W of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #6.  Nays none.  Absent was District #7.  Motion carried.

            Chairman Miller closed the Public Hearing at 11:37 A.M. for vacation and abandonment of the following an one-half mile portion of 874 Road (platted Road #163) located in Creighton Township, Knox County, Nebraska described as follows: A one-half mile portion of 874 Road (platted Road #163) between the SE1/4 of Section 10 and the NE1/4 of Section 15, all in T29N, R5W of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska.  Also present was Hwy. Supt. Barta.  It was then moved by Supervisor Swanson, seconded by Supervisor Schlote that the publisher’s affidavit of publishing notice herein be filed with these minutes and as part of this record.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #6.  Nays none.  Absent was District #7.  Motion carried.

            It was moved by Supervisor Swanson, seconded by Supervisor Schlote to adopt Resolution #2013-07 to vacate and abandon a one-half mile portion of 874 Road (platted Road #163) located in Creighton Township, Knox County, Nebraska.    By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #6.  Nays none.  Absent was District #7.  Motion carried.

RESOLUTION #2013 – 07

 

WHEREAS, upon the public hearing duly held, after proper notice given, it appears that it would be in the public interest to require the vacation and abandonment of the following portion of 874 Road (platted Road #163) located in Creighton Township, Knox County, Nebraska described as follows:

A one-half mile portion of 874 Road (platted Road #163) between the SE1/4 of Section 10 and the NE1/4 of Section 15, all in T29N, R5W of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska, and

BE IT, FURTHER, RESOLVED, that the County Clerk mail a copy of this Resolution to each member of the Township Board of Creighton Township in Knox County, by certified mail, filing her receipts therefore as part of this record.

Passed and approved this 14th day of February 2013.

 

ATTEST:           (Seal)                                                    COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

                                                                                    OF KNOX COUNTY, NEBRASKA

 

Joann M. Fischer /s/                                                      By: Virgil H. Miller /s/                                       

Knox County Clerk                                                                Chairman

 

Chairman Miller closed the Public Hearing at 11:37 A.M. for vacation and abandonment of the following a one-mile portion of 528 Avenue (platted Road #351) located between Creighton Township and Miller Township, Knox County, Nebraska described as follows: A one-mile portion of 528 Avenue (platted Road #351) between the W1/2W1/2 of Section 31, T29N, R5W and the E1/2E1/2 of Section 36, T29N, R6W, all west of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska.  Also present was Hwy. Supt. Barta.   It was then moved by Supervisor Sokol, Jr., seconded by Supervisor Mackeprang that the publisher’s affidavit of publishing notice herein, be filed with these minutes and as part of this record.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #6.  Nays none.  Absent District #7.  Motion carried.

It was moved by Supervisor Sokol, Jr., seconded by Supervisor Mackeprang to adopt Resolution #2013-08 to vacate and abandon a one-mile portion of 528 Avenue (platted Road #351) located between Creighton Township and Miller Township, Knox County, Nebraska.    By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts. #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #6.  Nays none.  Absent District #7.  Motion carried.

RESOLUTION #2013 – 08

 

WHEREAS, upon the public hearing duly held, after proper notice given, it appears that it would be in the public interest to require the vacation and abandonment of the following portion of 528 Avenue (platted Road #351) located between Creighton Township and Miller Township, Knox County, Nebraska described as follows:

A one-mile portion of 528 Avenue (platted Road #351) between the W1/2W1/2 of Section 31, T29N, R5W and the E1/2E1/2 of Section 36, T29N, R6W, all west of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska, and

BE IT, FURTHER, RESOLVED, that the County Clerk mail a copy of this Resolution to each member of the Township Boards of Creighton Township and Miller Township in Knox County, by certified mail, filing her receipts therefore as part of this record.

Passed and approved this 14th day of February 2013.

 

ATTEST:           (Seal)                                                    COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

                                                                                    OF KNOX COUNTY, NEBRASKA

 

Joann M. Fischer /s/                                                      By: Virgil H. Miller /s/                                       

Knox County Clerk                                                                Chairman

 

            Hwy. Supt. Barta met with the Board regarding support of a coalition to seek Federal funding for stream degradation.  Motion by Swanson, seconded by Sokol, Jr. to adopt Resolution #2013-09 for the support of a coalition seeking County, State and Federal funding sources to limit stream channel degradation in the impacted region of eastern Nebraska.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #6.  Nays none.  Absent District #7.  Motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION #2013 – 09

 

            WHEREAS, much of eastern Nebraska consists of soils which are highly susceptible to erosion and stream degradation; and

            WHEREAS, The erodible streambeds of eastern Nebraska are unstable and are widening due to degradation which results in damage to public and private infrastructure such as bridges, culverts, utility lines, loss of farmland, etc. and

            WHEREAS, The Hungry Canyon Alliance, Inc. is a coalition of counties in Iowa which was developed specifically to research and implement solutions to the problem of stream channel erosion and degradation of western Iowa, and

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Supervisors of Knox County, Nebraska would support a similar coalition of counties seeking County, State, and Federal funding sources to limit stream channel degradation in the impacted region of eastern Nebraska.

            Dated at Center, Nebraska this 14th day of February, 2013.

 

ATTEST:           (Seal)                                                                BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

                                                                                                KNOX COUNTY, NEBRASKA

 

Joann M. Fischer /s/                                                                             By: Virgil H. Miller /s/                                        

Knox County Clerk                                                                              Chairman

 

Consensus of the Board was to begin the February 28, 2013 meeting at 9:00 a.m. and to hold the Road employee job evaluations at 2:00 p.m. on that date.

            Hwy. Supt. Barta informed the Board that Scott Grim and he will be attending a bridge conference .  Also, Hwy. Supt. Barta has been invited to attend a bridge conference in Des Moines IA.  There will be no cost to the County for that conference as Hwy. Supt. Barta’s expenses will be paid by the National Assn. of County Engineers.

Motion by Swanson, seconded by Schlote to approve the following Resolution, due to the failure of Jefferson Township to petition against vacating and abandoning a portion of 879 RD (Platted Road #186) described in the following Resolution and the Knox County Board of Supervisors directs the Knox County Highway Superintendent to enter the Resolution in the County Road Plat Records and the same be recorded in the Knox County Register of Deeds’ Office. By roll call vote.     Ayes Districts #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #6.  Nays none.  Absent District #7.  Motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION NO. #2013- 10

 

A RESOLUTION TO VACATE AND ABANDON:

The West one-half mile of 879 RD (Platted Road #186) located between the SW1/4 of Section 17 and the NW1/4 of Section 20, T30N, R7W of the 6thP.M., Knox County, Nebraska, AND

TO PROVIDE FOR VESTING OF THE TITLE THEREOF, TO PROVIDE FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED BY THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY OF KNOX, NEBRASKA:

Section 1.  VACATION AND ABANDONMENT OF:  The West one-half mile of 879 RD (Platted Road #186) between the SW1/4 of Section 17 and the NW1/4 of Section 20, T30N, R7W of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska; and that no damage will be sustained by the citizens of said County or the owners of property, therein, which matter has been ascertained by the Board of Supervisors.

     Section 2.  VESTING OF TITLE:  That all title to said vacation and abandonment shall revert to the owners of the abutting real estate, one-half on each side thereof, and become part of such property, as provided by law.

     Section 3.   WHEN OPERATIVE:  The Resolution shall take effect and be in full force from and after its passage, approval, and publication or posting as required by law.

     ADOPTED AND PASSED by the Board of Supervisors of the County of Knox, Nebraska this 14th of February, 2013.

 

ATTEST:           (Seal)                                                                COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

                                                                                                OF KNOX COUNTY, NEBRASKA

 

Joann M. Fischer /s/                                                                  By:  Virgil H. Miller /s/                                       

Knox County Clerk                                                                                        Chairman                

 

Motion by O’Connor, seconded by Sokol, Jr. to cancel Check #01301648 in the amount of $165.00 payable to the University of Nebraska Lincoln.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts. #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #6.  Nays none.  Absent District #7.  Motion carried.

Chairman Miller moves the Board recess at 12:00 p.m. for lunch.

The Knox County Board of Supervisors reconvened at 12:45 p.m. with all members present except Supervisor Fuchtman District #7.

Center Village Board of Trustees members Loren Hintz and Sue Wiebelhaus met with the Board to discuss the proposal to vacate the alley behind the Courthouse.  Trustee Hintz said that if Great Plains has to relocate fiber optics that may be located in the alley, the cost would be the County’s and not the Village’s expense.  The Village Board will be considering the vacation of the alley at their March meeting.

Edwin Bottolfsen, Trent Becker and Kelly Lehr with RaDec Construction of Hartington introduced themselves to the Board and informed the Board that they are interested in the elevator project. Discussion was held on the Project Manager at Risk approach, that the appointed Manager would work with the Board, the architect and the contractors, regulations, fees, the application and interview process to select Construction Management/Constructor at Risk Services, warranty issues if a contractor does not complete a project or replacement of parts or equipment is needed after the completion of the project, and a requirement that the Request for Proposals needs to be advertised one each week for four weeks prior to the opening of the bids for the Project Manager at Risk Services.  Motion by O’Connor, seconded by Mackeprang to add to the agenda by emergency action the adoption of a resolution to advertise a Request for Proposals for Construction Management/Constructor at Risk Services (CM/Cr).  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #6.  Nays none.  Absent District #7.  Motion carried.

Motion by Schlote, seconded by Swanson to adopt Resolution #2013-11 to advertise a Request for Proposals for Construction Management/Constructor at Risk Services (CM/Cr) for the proposed construction of an addition and renovations to the Knox County Courthouse.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #6.  Nays none.  Absent District #7.  Motion carried.

                                                                   

RESOLUTION #2013 – 11

 

            WHEREAS, the Knox County Board of Supervisors is in the process of installing an elevator in the Knox County Courthouse, and

            WHEREAS, the project also includes an addition on the south side of the Courthouse for the elevator, to install and enclose a new fire escape stairwell, and possibly additional office space, and

            WHEREAS, the Knox County Board of Supervisors has signed an agreement with Mannes Architects, LLC of Yankton, South Dakota for architectural services for the project, and

            WHEREAS, the scope of this project will be large and may require the expertise and services of a Project Manager to oversee the project, and

            THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Knox County Board of Supervisors are requesting proposals for Construction Management/Constructor at Risk Services (CM/Cr) for the construction of an addition and renovations to the Knox County Courthouse located in Center, NE with the scope of work of the possible construction of a 3-story addition of approximately 2,000 SF per floor to house an elevator, stairway, ADA restrooms and office space, plus some limited renovations to the existing Courthouse, and

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the advertising for the Request of Proposals is required to be made once each week for four weeks in the County’s legal newspapers being the Creighton News and the Crofton Journal prior to the proposal opening set for March 28, 2013, that the Knox County Board of Supervisors also will advertise once each week for two weeks in the O’Neill Shopper, the Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan, and the Norfolk Daily News, with all proposals to be submitted to the Knox County Clerk’s Office no later than 1:00 p.m. on March 28, 2013.

            Dated this 14th day of February, 2013.

 

KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

Virgil H. Miller /s/                                               Martin J. O’Connor /s/                            Rayder Swanson /s/                  

Virgil H. Miller, Chairman, District #3                   Martin J. O’Connor, District #1                Rayder Swanson, District #2      

                                               

James Sokol, Jr. /s/                                           Norman Mackeprang /s/                         Danny Schlote /s/                     

James Sokol, Jr., District #4                               Norman Mackeprang, District #5             Danny Schlote, District #6         

 

ATTEST:  (Seal)                                     Absent                                     

Joann M. Fischer /s/                                                      Jim Fuchtman, District #7

Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk

 

Discussion was held on a request from a Township Board member to increase the road mowing fine from $100 per half mile per side of the road to $200 per half mile per side of the road, similar to Holt County’s fee and other area counties.  The request was made due to the increased costs for fuel and repairs for the person who is appointed by the Board to mow the roadsides that have been through the complaint/hearing process.  Motion by Sokol, Jr., seconded by O’Connor to increase the road mowing fine to $200 per half mile per side of the road and to pay the County-appointed person who will mow the roadsides that have been through the complaint/hearing process $100 per half mile per side of the road.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #6.  Nays none.  Absent District #7.  Motion carried.

Consensus of the Board was to begin the March 14, 2013 meeting at 9:00 a.m. as County Government Day will take place along with the regular meeting on that date.

Motion by Swanson, seconded by Mackeprang to give Highway Superintendent Kevin Barta through the payroll process the full annual Incentive Payment of $9,750 that Knox County receives annually from the State of Nebraska.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #6.  Nays none.  Absent District #7.  Motion carried.

Discussion was held on reimbursement of Medicare premiums and “donut hole” costs.  No action was taken.

Discussion ensued on letters received from County Surveyor Skroch regarding his duties as County Surveyor as per statute and the request to have the Courthouse Square surveyed for elevation for the addition project to the Courthouse.  The Board will seek the County Attorney’s opinion on the matter.

Motion by Mackeprang, seconded by Schlote to place on file the County Treasurer’s Delinquent Real Estate Tax List for the Tax Years 2011 and Prior.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #6.  Nays none.  Absent District #7.  Motion carried.

Motion by Swanson, seconded by Schlote to appoint Emergency Manager Hintz as Safety Co-Coordinator and Safety Committee Chairman.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #6.  Nays none.  Absent District #7.  Motion carried.

Discussion was held on the elevator addition to the Courthouse.  Supervisors O’Connor, Mackeprang and Swanson as well as Clerk of the District Court Riesberg recently met with District Court Judge Kube to review needed office space and security on the third floor.

There was no public comment on agenda items.

Comment on non-agenda items was given by Chairman Miller regarding a letter from Marshall Law Office.  Supervisor O’Connor requested executive session due to pending litigation.  Motion by Swanson, seconded by Mackeprang, to go into executive session at 2:23 p.m. due to pending litigation.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #6.  Nays none.  Absent District #7.  Motion carried.  Chairman Miller reiterated that the executive session will be held for pending litigation.  The Board came out of executive session at 2:45 p.m.  Chairman Miller stated that the executive session was held solely on pending litigation.

GENERAL FUND. Salaries, 124,608.44; Ameritas, retirement Co. pays, 8,137.71; As Central Finance, teletype, 448.00; AS Central Services OCIO, AS 400 use, 48.25; Bear Graphics, binders, 437.19; Bloomfield Pharmacy, meds, 29.37; Chris Johnson, bd. exp., 18.56; Clint Miller, bd. exp., 32.69; Collector of Internal Revenue &/or Farmers & Merchants State Bank, Social Security Co. pays, 9,285.20; County of Knox Emp. Ben. Acct. c/o HealthCare Solutions Group, Inc., ins. Co. pays, 22,911.00; Creighton News, notice/bd. proc., 353.50; Des Moines Stamp Co., name stamp, 48.45; Dollar General, paper towels, 147.75; Donald Jiracek, pr. serv., 25.00; Ecowater Systems, bottled water, 260.00; Elaine’s Tavern & Café, meals, 2,257.50; Family Variety, supp., 48.93; F&M State Bank, ACH file, 20.00; Great Plains Comm., phone, 1,435.10; Health Plan Services, ins. Co. pays, 1,157.15; Hefner True Value, supp., 2.00; Jack’s Qwikshop, gas, 30.47; JoAnn P. Knori, pr. serv., 20.00; John Thomas, off. supp., 27.94; Kay Morrill, bd. exp., 18.00; LeRoy Buchholz, bd. exp., 20.82; The Lincoln National Life Ins. Co., ins. Co. pays, 68.90; Mary Eiler, bd. exp., 38.90; Mary Ketelsen, travel exp., 62.72; Microfilm Imaging System, scanner rent, 46.00; MIPS, comp. prog., 638.93; N&B Gas Co., propane, 1,285.90; NAPA Bloomfield, van oil, 87.36; Nebr. Secretary of State, notary, 30.00; Name Redacted, medi. prem. reimb., 289.17; Norman Mackeprang, mlge., 35.03; Name Redacted, medi. prem. reimb., 551.05; North Central PPD, electricity, 2,213.39; Postmaster, postage, 71.00; Quill, supp., 161.46; Ray’s Electric, Inc., bulbs/repairs, 371.12; Reliable Office Supplies, off. supp., 79.99; Ruth Vonderohe, travel exp., 258.78; Sonya Sukup, off. supp., 26.75; Tammy Henery, serv. contr., 721.00; The Monitor, notices/bd. proc., 353.42; Tufts University, publ., 46.00; The Verdigre Eagle, bd. proc./notices, 320.73; Verdigre Farm Service, van gas, 30.00; Village of Center, water/sewer/garbage, 243.00; Name Redacted, medi. prem. reimb., 285.24; Warren Garage Door Inc., garage door repair, 462.25; Wausa Gazette, sub./publ./notice, 72.30;    

ROAD FUND. B’s Enterprises, signs, 2,760.00; BankFirst, repairs, 98.21; Bloomfield Tire & Oil, LLC, repairs/diesel, 561.67; Bodyworks Autobody & Sales, paint, 656.45; Carhart Lumber Co., supp., 12.99; Cedar-Knox PPD, elec., 153.73; CHS, gas, 109.03; City of Bloomfield, water, 19.50; Country Market, supp., 6.90;  Countryside Gas n Go, gas, 173.10; Creighton Pronto, gas, 644.25; Dave’s Feed Service, Inc., o2/acetylene, 98.89; David Huigens, repairs, 280.87; Freeman Oil, LLC, diesel, 1,857.60; Great Plains Comm., phone, 449.16; Grossenburg Implement, Inc., repairs, 3,208.04; Hefner True Value, supp., 4.88; Herbert Feed & Grain Co., grease/diesel, 1,925.30; J & K Auto, gas, 320.01; Jack’s Qwikshop, gas, 370.79; Name Redacted, medi. Prem. reimb., 389.37; Jedlicka’s Hardware Hank, supp., 125.81; Jonny Dodge Chrysler Jeep, Inc., repairs, 390.20; Kayton Int’l. Inc., repairs, 3,077.94; McElhose Transportation, sand blasting/painting, 695.00; Menford’s Trustworthy Hardware, supp., 25.50; N & B Gas Co., propane, 1,921.77; NAPA Bloomfield, supp./repairs/filters, 1,335.44; NCPPD, electricity, 485.04; PalFleet Truck Equip., repairs, 2,020.00; Peters Hardware, supp., 5.53; Powerplan, repairs, 544.28; Praxair Dist. Inc., welding rod, 544.60; R & K Motor Parts, supp./repairs/filters, 451.70; Ray’s Electric, cell phone update, 19.99; Roger’s Auto Repair, oil/filters, 54.00; Rose Equipment Inc., repairs, 4,340.59; Shaffer’s Mini Mart, gas, 81.00; SourceGas Dist., heating fuel, 332.80; Steffen’s Service Station, gas, 40.30; The Bloomfield Monitor, ad, 11.18; Thompson Propane, propane, 416.50; Verdigre Farm Service, supp./oil/filters/gas, 4,554.14; Vic’s Service LLC, repair/gas, 160.00; Village of Center, water/sewer, 45.00; Village of Niobrara, water/sewer, 32.19; Village of Verdigre, ut.., 66.25; Wausa Gazette, ad., 8.36; West Hodson Lumber Co., supp., 17.38.

CHILD SUPPORT FUND.  Great Plains Comm., phone, 35.40.

COUNTY INSURANCE FUND. Name Redacted, deductible reimb., 250.00.

STOP PROGRAM FUND. Public Safety Equip. Co., cameras, 2,495.00

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUND. Salary, 400.00; Ameritas Life Ins. Corp., retirement Co. pays, 27.00, Collector of Internal Revenue &/or Farmers & Merchants State Bank, Social Security Co. pays, 30.60.

C & C DEVELOPMENT FUND. Salary, 3,000.00; Ameritas, retirement Co. pays, 202.50; Collector of Internal Revenue&/or Farmers & Merchants State Bank, Social Security Co. pays, 229.50; County of Knox Emp. Ben. Acct. HealthCare Solutions Group, Inc., ins. Co. pays, 654.60; Great Plains Comm., phone/internet, 35.40; Health Plan Services, ins. Co. pays, 27.64; The Lincoln National Life Ins. Co., ins. Co. pays, 1.83; Matt Cerny, mlge., 107.36.

INHERITANCE FUND. John Thomas, mlge., 915.87; Krotter Hoffman PC, LLO, atty. fees/mlge., 655.43; Rodney W. Smith, pub. def. contract, 2,083.33

911 WIRELESS SERVICE FUND. Great Plains Comm., phone, 599.49; Three River Telco, phone, 121.78.

911 EMERGENCY FUND. Salary, 5,603.81; Ameritas Life Ins. Co., retirement Co. pays, 375.73; Collector of Internal Revenue &/or Farmers & Merchants State Bank, Social Security Co. pays, 419.46; Great Plains Comm., phone, 672.59; NESCA, dues, 135.00; Three River Telco, phone, 99.63.

 

                                                                        TOTALS

                        General Fund                                                                181,107.41

                        Road Fund                                                                     35,903.23        

                        Child Support Fund                                                               35.40

                        County Insurance Fund                                                        250.00

                        STOP Program Fund                                                        2,495.00                                             

                        Economic Development Fund                                                  457.60                 

                        C & C Development Fund                                                  4,258.83

                        Inheritance Fund                                                               3,654.63

                        911 Wireless Service Fund                                                  721.27                    

                        911 Emergency Fund                                                        7,306.22

                                                                        Total                          $236,189.59                    

 

Chairman Miller adjourned the Knox County Board of Supervisors at 2:50 p.m., February 14, 2013 until Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. for a regular meeting.

            I, Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk, do hereby certify that the County Board minutes are correct to the best of my knowledge.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                   COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

                                                                                                OF KNOX COUNTY, NEBRASKA

 

________________________________________              By __________________________________________

Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk                                               Virgil H. Miller, Chairman

 

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION    

           

                                                                                                            February 14, 2013         

                                                                                                            Center, Nebraska

9:45 a.m.

 

A regular meeting of the Knox County Board of Equalization was held at the Court House in Center, Nebraska on the date of February 14, 2013 at 9:45 a.m.  Present were Supervisors O’Connor Dist. #1, Swanson Dist. #2, Miller Dist. #3, Sokol, Jr. Dist. #4, Mackeprang Dist. #5 and Schlote Dist. #6.  Absent was Supervisor Fuchtman District #7.  Chairman O’Connor presiding.    Also present was Co. Assessor McManigal.

            Chairman O’Connor announced to the public that a copy of the Public Open Meeting Act was posted in the Boardroom.

            Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the Creighton News newspaper, as shown by the Affidavit of Publication attached to these minutes.

            Notice of this meeting was simultaneously given to all members and a copy of their acknowledgment and receipt of notice and agenda is attached to these minutes.  All proceedings hereafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was opened to the attendance of the public.

            The minutes of the January 31, 2013 meeting were read.  Chairman O’Connor approved the January 31, 2013 minutes as read.

            There was no public comment on agenda items.

            There was no public comment on non-agenda items.

            Co. Assessor McManigal and the Board discussed valuations and comparisons to area counties.

Chairman O’Connor adjourned the Knox County Board of Equalization at 10:00 a.m. on February 14, 2013 until 9:15 a.m. on Thursday, February 28, 2013 for a regular meeting.

            I, Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk, do hereby certify that the County Board of Equalization minutes are correct to the best of my knowledge.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                   KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

 

_____________________________________________                 By___________________________________________

Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk                                             Martin J. O’Connor, Chairman

 

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

                                                                                                            Center, Nebraska

                                                                                                            February 28, 2013

                                                                                                            9:00 a.m.

 

            A regular meeting of the Knox County Board of Supervisors was held at the Court House in Center, Nebraska on the date of February 28, 2013 at 9:00 a.m.  Present were Supervisors O’Connor Dist. #1, Swanson Dist. #2, Miller Dist. #3, Sokol, Jr. Dist. #4, Mackeprang Dist. #5, Schlote Dist. #6 and Fuchtman Dist. #7.  Absent was none.  Chairman Miller presiding.

Chairman Miller led the Board in the Pledge of Allegiance.

            Chairman Miller announced to the public that a copy of the Public Open Meeting Act was posted in the Boardroom.

            Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the Crofton Journal newspaper, as shown by the Affidavit of Publication attached to these minutes.

            Notice of this meeting was simultaneously given to all members and a copy of their acknowledgment and receipt of notice and agenda is attached to these minutes.  All proceedings hereafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was opened to the attendance of the public.

            The following people were present at various times during the meeting:  Wausa Gazette Reporter Deanna Anderson, Hwy. Supt. Barta, Zoning Admin. Doerr, Clk. of Dist. Crt. Riesberg, Glenn Mannes, Sarah Mannes Homstad, Co. Attorney Thomas, Deputy Assessor Beckmann, Emergency Mgr. Hintz, Econ. Dev. Dir. Cerny and Earl Miller.

The minutes of the February 14, 2013 meeting were read.  Chairman Miller approved the February 14, 2013 meeting minutes as read and that the January 10, 2013 meeting minutes be corrected to show that Supr. Schlote seconded the motion to set the salary for the Veterans Service Officer for 2013.

Correspondence reviewed was:  1.  Letter sent to Governor Heineman by the Seward County Commissioners regarding possible elimination of the inheritance tax.  2.  Report on the NACo Prescription Drug Discount Card Program.

Chairman Miller moves the Board recess at 9:20 a.m. for Board of Equalization.

The Knox County Board of Supervisors reconvened at 9:33 a.m. with all members present.

Motion by Swanson, seconded by Schlote to adopt Resolution #2013-12 stating that Knox County held a Public Road Hearing and adopts the One Year Map and the Six Year Map of construction plans.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION #2013-12

 

In pursuant with Section 10 of LB 1302, Knox County did hold its Public Road Hearing on February 14, 2013.  Enclosed under separate cover is a One Year Map and Six Year Map with current project listings and future listings, also proof of publication.  The Knox County Board of Supervisors wishes to adopt these construction plans as compiled by Knox County Highway Superintendent, Kevin R. Barta, as this time.

Passed and approved this 28th day of February, 2013.

 

KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

Marty O’Connor /s/                                         Rayder Swanson /s/                                   Virgil H. Miller /s/                      

Marty O’Connor, District #1                             Rayder Swanson, District #2                       Virgil Miller, District #3

 

James Sokol, Jr. /s/                                       Norman Mackeprang /s/                             Danny Schlote /s/                     

James Sokol, Jr., District #4                           Norman Mackeprang, District #5                 Danny Schlote, District #6

 

ATTEST:    (Seal)                                            Jim Fuchtman /s/                        

Joann M. Fischer /s/                                        Jim Fuchtman, Dist. #7

Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk

 

The report of County Highway Superintendent Barta in regard to the vacation and abandonment of portions of platted Harrison/Spade Township Roads #384 and #119 located in Knox County, Nebraska, was brought before the Board. Motion by Supervisor O’Connor, seconded by Supervisor Sokol, Jr. to accept the report of Knox County Highway Superintendent Barta for the vacation and abandonment of portions of platted Harrison/Spade Township Road #384 and Road #119 located in Knox County, Nebraska.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Absent was none.  Motion carried.

Supervisor Schlote made a motion, seconded by Supervisor Mackeprang that the following Road Resolution be published in the Bloomfield Monitor on March 7, 14 and 21, 2013 and a copy of said Resolution be sent by certified mail to current landowners namely Evans Stock Ranch LLC, Bernadine Stake, Joel and Barbara Suhr, Elvira Doerr, Sherilyn K. Steinkraus, Successor Trustee, Eva Nickels and Stanley and Emily Schroeder and the date of hearing on this matter being set for March 28, 2013 at 10:15 A.M.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Absent was none.  Motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION  #2013 - 13

 

     WHEREAS, pursuant to the provisions of Section 39-1722, Nebraska Revised Statutes (Re-issue of 2004) the County Board of Supervisors of Knox County, Nebraska, on the 31st day of January 2013 directed the County Highway Superintendent to make a study of the use of portions of a platted Harrison/Spade Township roads described as follows:

1.       A .9-mile portion of platted Road #384 between the SW1/4NW1/4 and W1/2SW1/4 of Section 19 and the NW1/4NW1/4 of Section 30, all in T31N, R4W; and the SE1/4NE1/4 and E1/2SE1/4 of Section 24 and the NE1/4NE1/4 of Section 25, T31N, R5W, all West of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska

2.       A one-mile portion of platted Road #119 between the W1/2W1/2 of Section 7, T31N, R4W and the E1/2E1/2 of Section 12, T31N, R5W (Station 1 to 3); all West of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska

WHEREAS, the Highway Superintendent must conduct a study of vacating and abandoning such road, and

      WHEREAS, on February 28, 2013, County Highway Superintendent did file his report in writing as to such road, containing a recommendation that said portion of road be vacated and abandoned, and

      BE IT, THEREFORE RESOLVED, by the County Board of Supervisors of Knox County that a public hearing be had as provided in Section 39-1724, Nebraska Revised Statutes (Re-issue of 2004), in the Supervisors’ Meeting Room in the Courthouse at Center, Nebraska on the 28th day of March 2013 at the hour of 10:15 A.M. for the purpose of determining whether portions of platted Harrison/Spade Township Roads #384 and #119 located in Knox County, Nebraska, be vacated and abandoned.

      Passed, approved and adopted this 28th day of February 2013.

 

ATTEST:           (Seal)                                                    COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

                                                                                    OF KNOX COUNTY, NEBRASKA

 

Joann M. Fischer /s/                                                      By:  Virgil H. Miller /s/                                       

Knox County Clerk                                                                 Chairman

 

The report of County Highway Superintendent Barta in regard to the vacation and abandonment of portions of platted Harrison Township Roads #197, #201, #329, #349, #353, #448, #563, #588, #640, #695, #729, #845 and #876 located in Knox County, Nebraska, was brought before the Board. Motion by Supervisor Schlote, seconded by Supervisor Sokol, Jr. to accept the report of Knox County Highway Superintendent Barta for the vacation and abandonment of portions of platted Harrison Township #197, #201, #329, #349, #353, #448, #563, #588, #640, #695, #729, #845 and #876 located in Knox County, Nebraska.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Absent was none.  Motion carried.

Supervisor Fuchtman made a motion, seconded by Supervisor Mackeprang that the following Road Resolution be published in the Bloomfield Monitor on March 7, 14 and 21, 2013 and a copy of said Resolution be sent by certified mail to current landowners namely Paul and Debra Schlickbernd; USA as Trustee for the Santee Sioux Tribe; DeBusk-Henke LLC; Leeland and Norma Kolterman; BIA for John T. Chapman, Emma Stone and Helen Smith Hopkins; Barry Kolterman; Sherilyn Steinkraus, Successor Trustee; Eva Nickels; Evans Stock Ranch LLC and Bernadine Stake; Circle E. Land & Cattle LLC; Leslie and Amy Johnson; Leon and Rita Beckmann; and Chad and Robbin Beckmann, and Perry and Vicky Case; and the date of hearing on this matter being set for March 28, 2013 at 10:15 A.M.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Absent was none. Motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION  #2013 - 14

 

     WHEREAS, pursuant to the provisions of Section 39-1722, Nebraska Revised Statutes (Re-issue of 2004) the County Board of Supervisors of Knox County, Nebraska, on the 31st day of January 2013 directed the County Highway Superintendent to make a study of the use of portions of a platted Harrison Township roads described as follows:

1.       A .9-mile portion of platted Road #384 between the SW1/4NW1/4 and W1/2SW1/4 of Section 19 and A .5-mile portion of platted Road #588 in the South half of Section 16 (from Station 2 to 3);

2.       A 1.05-mile portion of platted Road #329 in Sections 20 and 29 (from Station 2.5 to 5);

3.       A .23-mile portion of platted Road #448 in Section 29 (from Station 0 to 2);

4.       A .23-mile portion of platted Road #201 in Section 29 (from Station 0 to 1);

5.       A .63-mile portion of platted Road #197 in Section 29 (start at east quarter corner of Section 29 to Station 13);

6.       A 1.29-mile portion of platted Road #695 in Sections 19, 20 and 29 (Station 1 to Station13 of Road #197);

7.       A 2.25-mile portion of platted Road #729 in Sections 7, 18 and 19 (Station 1 to 14);

8.       A .4-mile portion of platted Road #353 in Sections 18 and 19 (Station 0 to 3);

9.       A .18-mile portion of platted Road #640 in Section 7 (Station 2 to 3);

10.   A .9-mile portion of platted Road #349 in Section 7 (Station 1 to Road #729 to Station 13 of Road #349);

11.   A .68-mile portion of platted Road #876 in Section 8 (Station 1 to Station 13 of Road #349);

12.   A .73-mile portion of platted Road #349 in Section 5 and 8 (Station 17 to 21);

13.   A .5-mile portion of platted Road #563 in Sections 4 and 5 (Station 3 to 6);

14.   A .38-mile portion of platted Road #845 in Section 5 (Station 14 to 18);

Total of 9.95 miles; ALL located in T31N, R4W of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska, and

WHEREAS, the Highway Superintendent must conduct a study of vacating and abandoning such road, and

      WHEREAS, on February 28, 2013, County Highway Superintendent did file his report in writing as to such road, containing a recommendation that said portion of road be vacated and abandoned, and

      BE IT, THEREFORE RESOLVED, by the County Board of Supervisors of Knox County that a public hearing be had as provided in Section 39-1724, Nebraska Revised Statutes (Re-issue of 2004), in the Supervisors’ Meeting Room in the Courthouse at Center, Nebraska on the 28th day of March 2013 at the hour of 10:15 A.M. for the purpose of determining whether portions of platted Harrison Township Roads #197, #201, #329, #349, #353, #448, #563, #588, #640, #695, #729, #845 and #876 located in Knox County, Nebraska, be vacated and abandoned.

     Passed, approved and adopted this 28th day of February 2013.

 

ATTEST:  (Seal)                                                 COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

                                                                                    OF KNOX COUNTY, NEBRASKA

 

Joann M. Fischer /s/                                                      By:  Virgil H. Miller /s/                                       

Knox County Clerk                                                                 Chairman

 

Hwy. Supt. Barta met with the Board on the following: 1. Discussion ensued on the winter work schedule for Road Dept. employees.  Consensus of the Board was that the winter work schedule be that the work day be from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. November 1 through March 31, with the exception when needing to open roads after a snow storm; 2.  Gravel bids will be opened on March 28 at 1:00 p.m.; 3.  Supervisor Swanson and Sokol, Jr. signed “Conflict of Interest”  forms to be on the Preliminary Engineer Selection Committee for the Verdigre North Federal Aid Bridge project; 4. Discussion was held on the Bloomfield Shed addition.  Plans will be drafted, the shop doors should be 14 ft. and another walk-in door will be needed.  Consensus of the Board was to advertise for bids for a contractor and to advertise for bids for materials for the Bloomfield Shed addition after the plan draft has been approved, and that the materials must be from businesses within the County.

At 9:48 a.m., Chairman Miller opened an advertised public hearing for the Replat of Lot 50, Lazy Ridge Acres, a subdivision of Knox County, Nebraska.  Zoning Admin. Doerr informed the Board that Sam and Linda McGill platted their property after the flooding in 2011 and there are four houses where Lot 50 is now after the platting.  Each home will need to be on its’ own lot so creating the need to replat Lot 50 into four separate lots.  Covenants have also been created for the replatted area. 

Chairman Miller closed the open public hearing at 10:00 a.m.  There was no one present in opposition of the Replat of Lot 50 of Lazy Ridge Acres.  Motion by Mackeprang, seconded by Swanson to adopt Resolution #2013 – 15 approving the Replat of Lot 50 of Lazy Ridge Acres, located in Section 13, T33N, R8W of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION #2013 – 15

                                                                                                     

WHEREAS, Alan Wear, along with Sam and Linda McGill have requested a Replat of Lot 50, Lazy Ridge Acres in Section 13, Township 33 North, Range 8 West of the 6th P.M., according to the requirements of the Knox County Subdivision Regulations; and

WHEREAS, the Knox County Planning Commission has given notice and held a public hearing on November 13, 2012 and

WHEREAS the Knox County Planning Commission hereby recommends approval of the Replat of Lot 50, Lazy River Acres and waiver of the performance bond and subdivision.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, THAT THE REPLAT OF LOT 50, LAZY RIDGE ACRES BE APPROVED.

Dated this 28th day of February, 2013.

 

KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

Virgil H. Miller /s/                                                  Martin J. O’Connor /s/                         Rayder Swanson /s/                  

Virgil H. Miller, Chairman, Dist. #3                           Martin J. O’Connor, Dist. #1                Rayder Swanson, Dist. #2

 

James Sokol, Jr. /s/                                                  Norman Mackeprang /s/                              Danny Schlote /s/                                                

James Sokol, Jr., Dist. #4                                      Norman Mackeprang, Dist. #5              Danny Schlote, Dist. #6

 

ATTEST:    (Seal)                                                  Jim Fuchtman /s/                   

Joann M. Fischer /s/______________                     Jim Fuchtman, Dist. #7

Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk

 

Architects Glenn Mannes and Sarah Mannes Homstad met with the Board regarding the elevator project.  Discussion was held on surveying of the Courthouse Square, soil testing proposals, Construction Manager@Risk Policies, review of plans, current cost estimate, and options for the layout and cost.

                        Surveying costs reviewed were:  Eisenbraun Engineering, Yankton, SD - $2,650; Schroeder Engineering, Norfolk, NE - $2,875; Arens Engineering, Yankton, SD - $3,850.  Motion by O’Connor, seconded by Schlote to accept the quote from Eisenbraun Engineering, Yankton SD in the amount of $2,650 for professional surveying services for the Courthouse Elevator/Addition.  By roll call vote.   Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

                        Soil testing proposals reviewed were:  Certified Testing Services (CTS), Sioux City, IA - $2,700; GeoTek Engineering & Testing Services, Inc., Sioux Falls, SD - $3,450.  Motion by Swanson, seconded by Fuchtman to accept the proposal of Certified Testing Services (CTS), Sioux City, IA, in the amount of $2,700 for soil testing/geotechnical exploration of the Courthouse Square for the Courthouse Elevator/Addition.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

                        In order to best meet the needs of Knox County, motion by Mackeprang, seconded by Sokol, Jr. that Knox County adopt the following policies for the hiring of a Construction Manager at Risk (CMR) for the proposed expansion and remodeling of Knox County Courthouse; Scope of work shall be according to plans and specifications prepared by project architect: Mannes Architects, LLC, 800 Douglas Avenue, Yankton, SD, duly registered to provide services in Nebraska; CMR policies and procedures shall be in accordance with Nebraska Revised Statute 13-2901 thru 2914, including but not limited to the following: 1) for preparation of, establishing content of, and submission of Request For CMR Proposals; 2) for pre-qualification of CMRs; 3) for criteria establishment, evaluation and ranking of CMR proposals and CMR qualifications; 4) for negotiations of fee and services with CMR(s); 5) for acting on formal protests; 6) and to establish the selection committee and evaluation criteria in accordance with 13-2911.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

            Consensus of the Board was to appoint Chairman Miller and Supervisors Sokol, Jr., O’Connor and Mackeprang to the CMR Selection Committee along with County Clerk Fischer.  Other appointments will be sought.

                        Motion by Swanson, seconded by Fuchtman that all claims, audited and approved for payment or rejected by the Claims Committee be allowed or rejected subject to delinquent personal taxes. By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.  Claims totaling $82,105.13 are listed at the end of these proceedings.

            County Attorney Thomas updated the Board on the upcoming hearing on the LB 1048 court case.

Motion by Mackeprang, seconded by Schlote that the receipts be accepted and placed on file, by roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried. Receipts totaled $126,902.45.

#15024 - Knox Co. Atty., check filing fees, 10.00; #15025 – Sherman Street Apts., econ. dev. pmt., 443.81;     #15026 – Trustworthy Hardware, econ. dev. pmt., 665.72; #15027 – Pronto, econ. dev. pmt., 706.70; #15028 – Name Redacted, cobra prem., 86.83; #15029 – Knox Co. Clerk, mar. lic., 15.00; #15030 – Midwest State Bank, int., 2,840.66; #15031 – St. of Ne., child support reimb., 3,221.64; #15032 – St. of Ne., elec. line move, 11,654.92; #15033 – St. of Ne., lodging tax, 3,152.75; #15034 – Knox Co. Clerk, mar. lic., 15.00; #15035 – Commercial State Bank, int., 561.45; #15036 – NCPPD, in lieu of tax, 90,635.34; #15037 – NCPPD, ’57 in lieu of tax, 79.62; #15038 – Main Street Grocery, econ. dev. pmt., 790.80; #15039 – Grand Central, econ. dev. pmt., 221.91; #15040 – Elaine’s Tavern, econ. dev. pmt., 237.24;  #15041 – Uptown Beauty, econ. dev. pmt., 345.00; #15042 – Knox Co. Chiropractic, econ. dev. pmt., 70.67; #15043 – Verdigre Chiropractic, econ. dev. pmt., 70.66; #15044 – Green Valley Vet., econ. dev. pmt., 702.70; #15045 – Niobrara Laundry Service, econ. dev. pmt., 100.00; #15046 – Downtown Auto Serv., econ. dev. pmt., 923.45; #15047 – Julie’s Styling Salon, econ. dev. pmt., 245.13; #15048 – White Tail River Lodge, econ. dev. pmt., 306.00; #15049 – Family Variety, econ. dev. pmt., 260.98; #15050 – Knox Co. Zoning, bldg. permits & zoning fees, 60.00; #15051 – Brunswick St. Bk., CD int., 756.16; #15052 – Vonage, 911 surcharges, 10.00; #15053 – St. of NE, reimb. of EMPG Budget, 7,003.54; #15054 – Midwest Bk., CD int., 768.77.           

There was no public comment on agenda items.

There was no public comment on non-agenda items.

Chairman Miller moves the Board recess at 12:00 p.m. for lunch.

The Knox County Board of Supervisors reconvened at 12:45 p.m. with all members present.

Emergency Manager Hintz met with the Board on the following: 1. There will be a Search & Rescue planning meeting in Creighton in March to prepare for an exercise in April; 2. A request was received to put an antenna on the Lindy tower to provide wireless broadband for the Santee Sioux Tribal members; 3. Fourth graders from Bloomfield Public School, St. Ludger’s Elementary School in Creighton and from a home school participated in a safety poster contest.

At 1:00 p.m., the continued open public hearing on the USCOC Nebraska/Kansas LLC application for a cell tower in the Wausa area was held.  The attorney for the company said that the proposed initial tower site is out of compliance of the Knox County zoning regulations so the site has been changed.  Chairman Miller closed the open public hearing at 1:10 p.m.  Motion by Schlote, seconded by Fuchtman to adopt Resolution #2013-16 approving the Conditional Use Permit #CU0007 for a 250 ft. cellular tower and communications building to be constructed on the N1/2NE1/4 of Section 21, T29N, R2W of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION #2013-16

 

WHEREAS, USCOC Nebraska/Kansas, LLC has made application for a Conditional Use permit #CU0007 for a 250’ self support tower and communications shelter according to the requirements of the Knox County Zoning Regulations; and

WHEREAS, the legal description of the site is part of the North ½ of the Northeast ¼ of Section 21, Township 29 North, Range 2 West of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska, and

WHEREAS, the Planning commission held a public hearing on December 11, 2102 as required by the Knox County Zoning Regulations; and made recommendation to approve with the following conditions:

1.       Upon completion of construction of a tower and prior to the commencement of use, an engineer’s

certification that the tower is structurally sound and in conformance with all of the aforementioned applicable regulatory standards shall be filed with the Zoning Administrator.

2.        The 35’ height limit may be exceeded to allow a tower up to 250’ in height as shown in the application.

3.       A sign must be posted listing the address and emergency contact information for the owner of the tower.

4.       The survey of the lease area and access/utility easements must be recorded with the Register of Deeds.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, THAT THE CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #CU0007 FOR A 250’ CELLULAR TOWER AND COMMUNICATIONS BUILDING BE APPROVED WITH THE A BOVE STATED CONDITIONS.

            Dated this 28th day of February, 2013.

 

KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

Virgil H. Miller /s/                                                  Martin J. O’Connor /s/                         Rayder Swanson /s/                  

Virgil H. Miller, Chairman, Dist. #3                           Martin J. O’Connor, Dist. #1                Rayder Swanson, Dist. #2

 

James Sokol, Jr. /s/                                                 Norman Mackeprang /s/                   Danny Schlote /s/                     

James Sokol, Jr., Dist. #4                                      Norman Mackeprang, Dist. #5              Danny Schlote, Dist. #6

 

ATTEST:    (Seal)                                                  Jim Fuchtman /s/                   

Joann M. Fischer /s/                                             Jim Fuchtman, Dist. #7

Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk

 

Earl Miller met with the Board to ask why there is a fee for a building permit to build a house when Holt County does not charge fees for building permits.  He also stated that he could easily build a house in Holt County as he lives on the Holt/Knox County line.  Zoning Admin. Doerr informed the Board of the fees charged by area Counties.  Consensus of the Board was not to waive the building permit fee.  Supr. Sokol, Jr. asked Zoning. Admin. Doerr to draft an average of Knox County building permits.

Economic Development Director Cerny updated the Board on the Knox County Development Agency Action Plan for 2013. 

The Board moved to the meeting room in Annex #1. 

Motion by Mackeprang, seconded by Sokol, Jr. to go into executive session at 1:55 p.m. to hold Road Employee job evaluations.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.  Chairman Miller reiterated that the executive session will be held on Road Employee job evaluations.  The Board came out of executive session at 4:15 p.m.  Chairman Miller stated that the executive session was held solely on Road Employee job evaluations.

            GENERAL FUND. Avera Creighton Hospital, meds, 8.00; Betty Ewald, spelling bee exp., 40.82; Bryan LGH Medical Center, med. treatment, 1,571.16; Cattails Saloon, jury meals, 145.85; CenturyLink, phone, 95.64; Creighton Pronto, van gas, 109.55; Crofton Journal/Niobrara Tribune, bd. proc./notices, 269.40; Dean Wilken, mtg. exp., 30.65; Deborah Nielsen, spelling bee exp., 20.34; Des Moines Stamp, stamps, 292.15; Eakes Office Plus, office supp., 122.79; Elaine’s Tavern, jury meals, 105.00; First National Bank of Omaha, gas/parts/misc/note pager pro, 1,740.04; Greg Kuhlman, mtg. exp., 38.56; Gunsmoke Guns, LLC, supp., 240.00; Holiday Inn-Kearney, lodging, 497.70; Jim Kotrous, mtg. exp., 56.64; John Thomas, office supp., 105.49; Karen Peters, spelling bee exp., 40.82; Karen K. Riesberg, reimb. jury, 198.41; Kathy Foner, spelling  bee exp., 49.86; Keith Nielsen, mg. exp., 36.30; Ken Foner, mtg. exp., 52.12; Knox Co. Crt., fees, 871.00; Liz Doerr, mlge/postage, 146.64; Mary Eiler, spelling bee exp., 92.80; NIRMA, cpr, 100.00; Reader’s Digest, sub., 26.98; Robert Ganz, mtg. exp., 52.12; Tri-State Turf, ann. agmt., 180.00; Verlyn Luebbe, crt. costs, 424.70; Vickie McManigal, janitor cont., 2,869.78.  

ROAD FUND. Salaries, 42,689.53; Advanced Energy Fuels, diesel, 901.93; Ameritas Life Ins. Corp., ins. co. pays, 2,857.27; Backus Sand & Gravel, gravel/haul, 330.13; Bernard Glover, pr. serv., 20.00; Bomgaars, supp./gas, 694.89; Collector of Int. Rev. &/or Farmers & Merchants State Bank, co. pays, 3,199.51; Co. of Knox Employee Benefit Acct. c/o Healthcare Solutions Group, Inc., co. pays, 10,473.60; Creighton Pronto, gas, 40.00; Crofton Journal/Niobrara Tribune, ad, 12.60; Don McElhose Trucking, clay rock/haul, 2,310.00; Donald Pahl, pr. serv., 25.00; First National Bank of Omaha, meals/Norton renewal, 88.19; Health Plan Services Inc., co. pays, 497.52; Herbert Feed & Grain, diesel/tordon, 1,827.98; James Mastalir, repairs, 63.48; Keith Mainquist, pr. ser., 12.00; Larry Pilar, pr. ser., 21.00; Lincoln National Life Ins. Co., ins. co. pays, 32.30; Michael Kucera, mlge., 72.89; NPPD, ut., 242.16; NIRMA, CPR manuals, 190.00; NMC Exchange LLC, strobe lights, 256.32; Overhead Door Co., repairs, 372.15; SourceGas Dist. LLC, heating fuel, 86.63; Verdigre Eagle, ad., 10.16.

CHILD SUPPORT FUND.  CenturyLink, phone, 5.63; Maximus, Inc., prep cost, 796.00.

COUNTY INSURANCE FUND.  Name Redacted, reimb. deductible, 250.00

C & C DEVELOPMENT FUND. Center for Rural Entrepreneurship, training, 150.00; CenturyLink, phone, 5.63; First National Bank Omaha, travel/meals/equip., 103.31; Matt Cerny, mlge, 24.88; Nebraska Public Power District, website development, 2,200.00.

INHERITANCE FUND. Sandra Bernklau, witness fee, 59.04.

911 WIRELESS SERVICE FUND. CenturyLink, phone, 280.45.

911 EMERGENCY FUND. CenturyLink, phone, 229.45; First National Bank of Omaha, comp protection, 42.19.

 

                                                                        TOTALS

                        General Fund                                                                  10,631.31

                        Road Fund                                                                     67,327.24

                        Child Support Fund                                                             801.63

                        County Insurance Fund                                                        250.00                                            

                        C & C Development Fund                                                  2,483.82

                        Inheritance Fund                                                                    59.04

                        911 Wireless Service Fund                                                  280.45                    

                        911 Emergency Fund                                                           271.64

                                                                        Total                            $82,105.13        

 

Chairman Miller adjourned the Knox County Board of Supervisors at 4:17 p.m., February 28, 2013 until Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. for a regular meeting.

            I, Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk, do hereby certify that the County Board minutes are correct to the best of my knowledge.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                   COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

                                                                                                OF KNOX COUNTY, NEBRASKA

 

________________________________________              By __________________________________________

Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk                                               Virgil H. Miller, Chairman

 

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

           

                                                                                                            February 28, 2013         

                                                                                                            Center, Nebraska

9:20 a.m.

 

A regular meeting of the Knox County Board of Equalization was held at the Court House in Center, Nebraska on the date of February 28, 2013 at 9:20 a.m.  Present were Supervisors O’Connor Dist. #1, Swanson Dist. #2, Miller Dist. #3, Sokol, Jr. Dist. #4, Mackeprang Dist. #5, Schlote Dist. #6 and Fuchtman Dist. #7.  Absent was none.  Chairman O’Connor presiding.    Also present was Deputy Co. Assessor Beckmann.

            Chairman O’Connor announced to the public that a copy of the Public Open Meeting Act was posted in the Boardroom.

            Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the Crofton Journal newspaper, as shown by the Affidavit of Publication attached to these minutes.

            Notice of this meeting was simultaneously given to all members and a copy of their acknowledgment and receipt of notice and agenda is attached to these minutes.  All proceedings hereafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was opened to the attendance of the public.

            The minutes of the February 14, 2013 meeting were read.  Chairman O’Connor approved the February 14, 2013 minutes as read.

            There was no public comment on agenda items.

            There was no public comment on non-agenda items.

Motion by Swanson, seconded by Miller that the Tax Claims Committee recommendation on Tax Claims #7748 be accepted and granted and the County Assessor is hereby directed to execute the proper adjustments on the tax records by roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

            Chairman O’Connor adjourned the Knox County Board of Equalization at 9:33 a.m. on February 28, 2013 until 9:15 a.m. on Thursday, March 14, 2013 for a regular meeting.

            I, Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk, do hereby certify that the County Board of Equalization minutes are correct to the best of my knowledge.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                   KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

 

_____________________________________________                 By___________________________________________

Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk                                              Martin J. O’Connor, Chairman

 

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

                                                                                                            Center, Nebraska

                                                                                                            March 14, 2013

                                                                                                            9:00 a.m.

 

            A regular meeting of the Knox County Board of Supervisors was held at the Court House in Center, Nebraska on the date of March 14, 2013 at 9:00 a.m.  Present were Supervisors O’Connor Dist. #1, Swanson Dist. #2, Miller Dist. #3, Sokol, Jr. Dist. #4, Mackeprang Dist. #5, Schlote Dist. #6 and Fuchtman Dist. #7.  Absent was none. Chairman Miller presiding.

Supr. Swanson led the Board in the Pledge of Allegiance.

            Chairman Miller announced to the public that a copy of the Public Open Meeting Act was posted in the Boardroom.

            Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the Creighton News newspaper, as shown by the Affidavit of Publication attached to these minutes.

            Notice of this meeting was simultaneously given to all members and a copy of their acknowledgment and receipt of notice and agenda is attached to these minutes.  All proceedings hereafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was opened to the attendance of the public.

            The following people were present at various times during the meeting: NENEDD Representative Lowell Schroeder, Wausa Gazette Reporter Deanna Anderson, Econ. Dev. Director Cerny, Sheriff Henery, Deputy Sheriff Drew Marshall, Hwy. Supt. Barta, Crofton City Mayor Wendell Strom, Crofton City Econ. Dev. Director Linda Wuebben, Dale Riesberg, Emergency Mgr. Hintz, students from four Knox County schools, Sen. Johanns representative L. James Wright and Zoning Admin. Doerr.

The minutes of the February 28, 2013 meeting were read.  Chairman Miller approved the February 28, 2013 meeting minutes. 

Correspondence reviewed was: 1. Missouri Sedimentation Action Coalition newsletter; 2. County Attorney Thomas’ opinion of duties of the County Surveyor; 3. Army Corps of Engineers letter announcing the 2013 interagency meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 20, 2013.

Chairman Miller moves the Board recess at 9:17 a.m. for Board of Equalization.

The Knox County Board of Supervisors reconvened at 9:30 a.m. with all members present.

Hwy. Supt. Barta met with the Board on the following: 1. Discussion was held on the oil mixing strip near Crofton and a review of the Memorandum of Agreement and the Addendum to Interlocal Agreement between Knox County and the City of Crofton; 2. Update on the Bloomfield Shed addition.  Discussion was held on an agreement, the layout, and advertising for materials and contractors; 3. Lindy North BIA Road Project update.  A contractor will be putting in culverts in the near future.  A meeting was held recently in Lincoln where discussion was held on assessing penalties for excess project days; 4.  Motion by Supr. O’Connor, seconded by Supr. Fuchtman to go into executive session at 9:43 a.m. so as to protect the reputation of an individual while discussing personnel.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.  Chairman Miller reiterated that the executive session will be held so as to protect the reputation of an individual while discussing personnel.  The Board came out of executive session at 9:56 a.m.  Chairman Miller stated that the executive session was held solely on personnel.

Chairman Miller moves the Board recess at 10:00 a.m. to attend the County Government Day opening ceremony in the Courtroom.

The Knox County Board of Supervisors reconvened at 10:30 a.m. with all members present.

Sheriff Henery introduced newly hired Deputy Sheriff Drew Marshall.

Motion by Supr. Swanson, seconded by Supr. Mackeprang to place on file the Co. Treasurer’s Return of Sales Proceedings to County Clerk.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

Motion by Supr. O’Connor, seconded by Supr. Fuchtman to place on file the Clerk of the District Court February Fee Report.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

The Board reviewed a request from the Goldenrod Regional Housing Agency for a representative from the Board of Supervisors to the Goldenrod Regional Housing Agency Board of Commissioners.  Supr. Fuchtman volunteered to be the Knox County representative.

Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District representative Lowell Schroeder met with the Board regarding funding for the installation of an elevator in the Courthouse, grant application process, survey process to determine use, and federal wage rates.

Economic Development Director Cerny informed the Board that he is applying for a USDA Rural Business Enterprise Grant in the amount of $99,500.  There will be no cost to the County and Director’s Cerny’s time on the project will be applied as a match.  Motion by Supr. Swanson, seconded by Supr. Sokol to adopt Resolution #2013-17 supporting the application of the USDA Rural Business Enterprise Grant in the amount of $99,500 and the benefits it will provide to Knox County.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION #2013 - 17

           

            WHEREAS, Development Agency Director Matthew Cerny is applying for a USDA Rural Business Enterprise Grant in the amount of $99,500, and

            WHEREAS, Rural Development funds will be used to provide technical assistance to businesses in Knox County, Nebraska through the Knox County Entrepreneurship Project which includes the communities of Bazile Mills, Bloomfield, Center, Creighton, Crofton, Lindy, Niobrara, Santee, Verdel, Verdigre, Wausa, Winnetoon, Santee Sioux Indian Reservation, and unincorporated areas of Knox County, and

WHEREAS, the Knox County Entrepreneurship Project will focus on business coaching, creating local business resource teams & business services to support area businesses, establishing a countywide business resource network, and ensuring long-term project sustainability, and

WHEREAS, the project will employ an entrepreneur-focused economic development framework and process called Entrepreneurial Communities and will enable each unique community in Knox County to become an active part of the project and will employ business coaching as the primary assistance provided to businesses, and

WHEREAS, additionally, this project will strengthen new and existing business access to development services, strengthen the County’s entrepreneurial support infrastructure and ensure sustainability of the project following the grant’s completion, and

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED, the Knox County Board of Supervisors support the application for the USDA Rural Business Enterprise Grant in the amount of $99,500 and the benefits will provide to Knox County.

Dated this 14th day of March, 2013.

 

 

COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

KNOX COUNTY, NEBRASKA

 

Virgil H. Miller /s/                                               Martin J. O’Connor /s/                            Rayder Swanson /s/                  

Virgil H. Miller, Chairman, Dist. #3                       Martin J. O’Connor, Dist. #1                    Rayder Swanson, Dist. #2         

 

James Sokol, Jr. /s/                                           Norman Mackeprang /s/                         Danny Schlote /s/                     

James Sokol, Jr., Dist. #4                                   Norman Mackeprang, Dist. #5                 Danny Schlote, Dist. #6

 

ATTEST:   (Seal)                                                Jim Fuchtman /s/                      

Joann M. Fischer /s/                                          Jim Fuchtman, Dist. #7

Knox County Clerk

 

County Government students from Creighton, Niobrara, Verdigre and Wausa High Schools visited with the Board to learn about the Board members’ duties, the overall process of conducting a meeting and County business. 

There was no public comment on agenda items.

Public comment on non-agenda items was given by Supr. O’Connor who presented an article about a Cape Cod community in Falmouth, MA, where they are considering taking down wind turbines due to complaints of noise and illness associated with the turbines.

Discussion was held on bookkeeping of the current loan program, salary paid to Director Cerny for processing the loan payments, review of the agreement with NENEDD for administering the loan program and attempting to keep local control of the program as much as possible.  No action was taken and the Board expressed that they had a better understanding of the current handling of the program.

Chairman Miller moves the Board recess at 12:04 p.m. for lunch.

The Knox County Board of Supervisors reconvened at 12:50 p.m. with all members present.

Motion by Supr. Swanson, seconded by Supr. Schlote that all claims, audited and approved for payment or rejected by the Claims Committee be allowed or rejected subject to delinquent personal taxes. By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.  Claims totaling $260,495.40 are listed at the end of these proceedings.

Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Sokol that the receipts be accepted and placed on file, by roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Absent none.  Motion carried. Receipts totaled $212,819.00. 

#15055 – Midwest Bk., int., 2,495.34; #15056 – Warren Wortman, planks, 230.40; #15057 – Scott Wortman, planks, 153.60; #15058 – Knox Co. Crt., reimb. for bridge damage, 143.00; #15059 – Knox Co. Treas., int., 796.92;  #15060 – Knox Co. Treas., int., 281.74; #15061 – St. of Nebr., homestead payments, 47,975.51; #15062 – St. of Nebr., rent, 4,315.00; #15063 – Bob Janovec, inh. tax, int. & penalty-Clarence G. Janovec Est., 866.29; #15064 – Ann Corporan, inh. tax & int. – Arlene A. Corporan Est., 296.60; #15065 – St. of Nebr., 911 wireless funding, 5,075.54; #15066 – Danny Myers, inh. tax-Junior D. Myers Est., 12,993.37; #15067 – NACO, ref. of reg., 60.00; #15068 – Three River, 911 surcharges, 335.00; #15069 – Knox Co. Clk., plats, filing & rec., misc. fees, c.c. marr. lic. & copies, 249.63; #15070 – Tammy Henery, 2 bottles water for Annex #2, 15.00; #15071 – Knox Co. Sheriff, auto insp. & handgun permits, 840.00; #15072 – Knox Co. Clk., imprest int., 5.07; #15073 – Knox Co. Treas., postage for mailing mtr. veh. licenses, 163.60; #15074 – Northern Ponca Housing Authority, in lieu of tax, 535.80; #15075 – Donald Henery, Jr., reimb. of meal, 32.96; #15076 – Clk. of Dist. Crt., filing fees, copies, crt. costs, bail bond, fines & passport fees, 1,263.53; #15077 – Knox Co. Crt., fines, overload fines, lab tests & crt. costs, 3,829.00; #15078 – Comm. St. Bk., int., 2,742.30; #15079 – St. of Nebr., hwy. allocation, 129,420.10; #15080 – Cedar Co. Treas., tax coll.-Crofton Fire Gen. & Sink & Wausa Fire Gen. & Bond, 1,422.19; #15081 – Knox Co. Sheriff, BIA reimb. for housing inmates, 1,407.00.

Crofton City Mayor Wendell Strom, Crofton City Econ. Dev. Director Linda Wuebben and Crofton City Attorney Dale Riesberg met with the Board to discuss the oil mixing strip southeast of Crofton by the Knox County Shed.  The 2,000 ft. mixing strip is shared by the County and the City by an interlocal agreement.  Mayor Strom said that there is infrastructure water and sewer under the strip. One portion of the strip had been sold for the Green Valley Veterinary Clinic and now several people are interested in building businesses on the remainder portion of the strip.  The agreement states that if the City needs the strip they will need to find another location for the mixing strip and will have to make the new location usable.  At present the City does not have a location within the County and are now asking the County to assist in purchasing an alternative area and moving the oil materials.  Discussion was held on the base for a new mixing strip, possibly breaking the sharing of the materials, amending the interlocal agreement and searching for an alternative site.  Mayor Strom and Econ. Dev. Dir. Wuebben will discuss the matter further with the Crofton City Council.

Sheriff Henery met with the Board on the following: 1.  Food costs are increasing so the Prisoner Food Contract may increase by $1 per day per prisoner.  The food provider will present more information to Sheriff Henery; 2. As the Village of Center has now vacated the alley behind the Courthouse, the prisoner exercise area can be moved into the vacated alley.  The Board directed Sheriff Henery to get bids for the concrete base, recycling of the present materials and installation; 3. Sheriff Henery presented information concerning liability of law enforcement motor vehicle pursuits;              4. Update on prisoner medical expenses.

Emergency Manager Hintz met with the Board on the following: 1. Sue Krogman with NEMA will attend the next meeting to explain the Nebraska Regional Interoperable Network (NRIN); 2. Emerg. Mgr. Hintz attended the Governor’s Proclamation Day for the Severe Weather Awareness Week Poster Contest.  Fourth graders Cleopatra Thomas from St. Ludger’s Elementary School in Creighton received third place and Jaiden Johnson from Bloomfield Elementary School received Honorable Mention, and Elizabeth Gompert from Gompert Home School in Center also received Honorable Mention.

            L. James Wright, Constituent Services Representative and Special Projects Coordinator for Senator Mike Johanns introduced himself to the Board.  Mr. Wright was giving a presentation at the County Government Day Program.

            Zoning Admin. Doerr met with the Board on the following: 1. Motion by Supr. O’Connor, seconded by Supr. Schlote to place on file the Minutes of the February 12, 2013 Planning Commission meeting and the February Permits Report.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried; 2. Update on the recent Planning Commission meeting.  Discussed was the current fee schedule and suggestions for change, and campground issues in the lake area.  

GENERAL FUND.  Salaries, 107,730.83; Ameritas Life Ins. Corp., retirement Co. pays, 7,020.90; AS Central Finance, teletype, 448.00; Bloomfield Bakery, jury refreshments, 21.00; Bloomfield Medical Clinic, pris. med. treatment, 160.00; Bonnie R. Cash, prior service, 9.00; Carol Peters, prior service, 15.00; Centec Cast Metal Products, grave flag markers, 749.29; Coll. of Int. Rev. &/or F. & M. St. Bk., Soc. Sec. Co. pays, 7,991.17; Consolidated Mgt. Co., meals, 19.00; Co. of Knox Emp. Ben. Acct., insurance Co. pays, 24,874.80; Creighton News, bd. proc. & notices, 460.78; Creighton Pronto, gas, 115.85; Crofton Journal/Niobrara Tribune, bd. proc. & notices, 1,343.73; Arnold Hall, CVSOAN Treas., dues, 50.00; Des Moines Stamp, dater & ink, 82.80; Dollar General, supplies, 84.85; Donald J. Jiracek, prior service, 25.00; Eakes Office Plus, paper & copier agmt., 618.81; Ecowater Systems, bottled water, 260.00; Elaine’s Tavern & Café, pris. meals, 2,480.00; ES&S, Niobrara Sch. Bond election costs, 948.87; Farmers & Merchants Co., notary bonds, 40.00; F & M St. Bk., ach file, 20.00; Jury, 5,781.94; Gragert’s, supplies, 13.98; Grant Miller Const., jail shower repair, 150.00; Great Plains Comm., phone/internet, 1,416.54; Hagge Glass, van windshield, 300.00; Health Plan Services Inc., insurance Co. pays, 1,240.07; Heartland Heating & AC, htg. serv. agmt., 530.00; Holiday Inn, lodging, 231.00; Jacqueline F. Fritz, prior service, 24.00; Jacquelyn E. Meier, prior service, 21.00; JoAnn Eisenbeiss, prior service, 45.00; JoAnn P. Knori, prior service, 20.00; Joann M. Fischer, reimb. of postage, 107.35; K/V Electric LLC, chair lift rep., 220.00; Key Sanitation LLC, garbage, 104.00; The Lincoln Nat’l Life Ins. Co., insurance Co. pays, 74.39; Lois Colwell, prior service, 27.00; MIPS, computer prog., 638.93; MIPS, Bd. handbook inserts, 10.00; MIPS, Inc., CD, 50.00; Moody Motor Co., Inc., bracket, 18.78; N & B Gas Co., propane, 935.20; Dept. Correctional SVCS, pris. med. treatment, 176.78; Nebr. Safety Council, registration, 120.00; Netcom Inc., radio, 75.00; Name Redacted, medicare prem. reimb., 289.17; Norfolk Daily News, elevator notice, 46.30; Norman Mackeprang, mileage, 54.24; Name Redacted, medicare premium reimb., 551.05; NCPPD, electricity, 2,085.85; Northeast NACO, registrations, 260.00; O’Neill Shopper, elevator notice, 64.00; Pengad, Inc., labels, 12.80; Pierce Co. Sheriff’s Office, paper service, 38.00; Quill, supp., 534.91; R.R. Donnelley, gun appl. & certificate, 80.80; Region 4 Behavioral Health, qtr. bill, 4,106.00; Region IV Inc., qtr. bill, 2,521.50; Roma Walton, prior service, 51.00; Ruth Vonderohe, travel exp., 228.28; Tammy Henery, snow/ice cont., 721.00; Telebeep, pager, 51.33; The Farner Co., Inc., utensils, 344.35; The Monitor, notices & ads, 357.20; US Cellular, cell phones, 80.96; US Cellular, cellphones, 121.63; The Verdigre Eagle, notices, 19.00; Verdigre Farm Service, gas & washer fluid, 79.80; Verdigre Pharmacy, pris. meds, 13.00; Village of Center, water, sewer & garbage, 265.00; Name Redacted, medicare prem. reimb., 285.24; Virginia Buerman, prior service, 27.00; Wausa Gazette, delinq. tax list & notices, 932.94.

ROAD FUND.  Adams Electric, Htg. & AC, Inc., electrical repair & labor, 226.70; Advances Energy Fuels, diesel, 911.67; Ag & Industrial Equip., rep., 706.22; B’s Enterprises, Inc., hazard markers, 1,500.00; Bauer Built, Inc., tires, 740.72; Big Red Mini Mart, gas, 41.06; Bloomfield Tire & Oil LLC, gas, 359.83; Bodyworks Autobody & Sales, windshield & labor, 412.72; Cedar-Knox PPD, elect., 147.42; CHS, gas/diesel, 2,288.99; City of Bloomfield, water, 17.50; City of Creighton, water, sewer & garbage, 128.28; Creighton Pronto, gas, 111.05; Frank’s Food Mart, supplies, 60.87; Freeman Oil, LLC, diesel, 1,478.00; Gragert’s Grocery, supp., 35.95; Great Plains Comm., phone, 439.93; Grossenburg Impl., Inc., rep. & filters, 181.81; Bruce A. Hagge dba Hagge Glass, windshield rep., 80.00; Hefner True Value, Inc., supp., 4.98; Husker Auto Group, 2013 Chev. Pickup, 22,995.00; Husker Steel, steel products, 3,564.00; J & K Auto, gas, 208.00; Name Redacted, medicare prem. reimb., 389.37; Jedlicka’s Hardware Hank, supp., 745.90; Kayton Int’l Inc., rep. & filters, 403.15; Key Sanitation, LLC, garbage, 116.00; Kimball Midwest, supp., 618.15; Linn Post & Pipe, Inc., supp., 144.19; Menford’s Trustworthy Hardware, supp., 32.31; N & B Gas Co., propane, 1,587.87; NAPA Bloomfield, rep., supp. & filters, 520.15; NMC Exchange LLC, battery, 736.46; North Central PPD, elect., 479.16; Powerplan, rep., 309.70; 442-Praxair Dist. Inc., oxy./ace., 280.47; R & K Motor Parts, rep. & filters, 148.23; Ray’s Electric, Inc., rep. & cell phone case, 39.95; Rose Equip., Inc., rep., 7,149.48; Shaffer’s Mini Mart, meals for CPR training, 97.13; Shefl Repair, rep., 182.37; SourceGas Dist. LLC, htg. fuel, 326.17; Steffen’s Service Station, diesel additive, 66.00; Thompson Propane Service Inc., propane, 375.00; US Cellular, cell phones, 354.78; Verdigre Farm Service, supp., tire rep. & gas/diesel, 3,024.60; Vic’s Service LLC, gas, 342.70; Village of Center, water & sewer, 23.00; Village of Niobrara, water & sewer, 31.50; Village of Verdigre, water, sewer & garbage, 71.75; Walton Electronics, cobra antenna, 24.95; West-Hodson Lumber, supp., 32.89; West Hodson Lumber & Concrete Co., supp., 3.98.

            CHILD SUPPORT FUND.  Eakes Office Plus, supp., 167.45; Great Plains Comm., phone/internet, 35.41.

            VISITOR’S IMPROVEMENT FUND.  Great Plains Comm., kiosk internet, 184.50.

            COUNTY INSURANCE FUND.  Name Redacted, deductible reimb., 250.00.

            ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUND.  Salary, 400.00; Ameritas Life Ins. Corp., retirement Co. pays, 27.00; Coll. of Int. Rev. &/or F. & M. St. Bk., Soc. Sec. Co. pays, 30.60.

C & C DEVELOPMENT FUND.  Salary, 3,000.00; Ameritas Life Ins. Corp., retirement Co. pays, 202.50; Coll. of Int. Rev. &/or F. & M. St. Bk., Soc. Sec. Co. pays, 229.50; Co. of Knox Emp. Ben. Acct., insurance Co. pays, 654.60; Great Plains Comm., phone/internet, 35.41; Health Plan Services Inc., insurance Co. pays, 27.64; The Lincoln Nat’l Life Ins. Co., insurance Co. pays, 1.83; Matt Cerny, mlge., 241.84; US Cellular, cell phone, 68.62.

INHERITANCE FUND.  Marshall Law Firm LLC, crt. appt. attorney, 3,362.90; Rodney W. Smith, public def. cont., 2,083.33; The Law Offices of Jeffrey M. Doerr, crt. appt. attorney, 1,644.90; Tucker & Associates, crt. appt. depositions, 470.60; Verlyn Luebbe, crt. appt. attorney, 3,359.14.

            911 WIRELESS SERVICE FUND.  Great Plains Comm., phone, 336.59; Three River Telco, phone, 121.78.

            911 EMERGENCY FUND.  Salaries, 4,897.04; Ameritas Life Ins. Corp., retirement Co. pays, 328.02; Centurylink, phone, 2.94; Coll. of Int. Rev. &/or F. & M. St. Bk., Soc. Sec. Co. pays, 365.39; Great Plains Comm., phone/internet, 445.19; Three River Telco, phone, 99.63.

 

                                                                        TOTALS

 

                                    General Fund                                                     182,122.99

                                    Road Fund                                                          55,298.06

                                    Child Support Fund                                                   202.86

                                    Visitor’s Promo Fund                                                 184.50

                                    County Insurance Fund                                              250.00

                                    Economic Development Fund                                     457.60

                                    C & C Development Fund                                        4,461.94

                                    Inheritance Fund                                                  10,920.87

                                    911 Wireless Service Fund                                        458.37

                                    911 Emergency Fund                                             6,138.21

                                                                        Total                             260,495.40

 

Chairman Miller adjourned the Knox County Board of Supervisors at 2:10 p.m., March 14, 2013 until Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. for a regular meeting.

            I, Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk, do hereby certify that the County Board minutes are correct to the best of my knowledge.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                   COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

                                                                                                OF KNOX COUNTY, NEBRASKA

 

________________________________________              By __________________________________________

Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk                                               Virgil H. Miller, Chairman

 

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION    

           

                                                                                                            March 14, 2013 

                                                                                                            Center, Nebraska

9:17 a.m.

 

A regular meeting of the Knox County Board of Equalization was held at the Court House in Center, Nebraska on the date of March 14, 2013 at 9:17 a.m.  Present were Supervisors O’Connor Dist. #1, Swanson Dist. #2, Miller Dist. #3, Sokol, Jr. Dist. #4, Mackeprang Dist. #5, Schlote Dist. #6 and Fuchtman Dist. #7.  Absent was none.  Chairman O’Connor presiding.    Also present was Co. Assessor McManigal.

            Chairman O’Connor announced to the public that a copy of the Public Open Meeting Act was posted in the Boardroom.

            Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the Creighton News newspaper, as shown by the Affidavit of Publication attached to these minutes.

            Notice of this meeting was simultaneously given to all members and a copy of their acknowledgment and receipt of notice and agenda is attached to these minutes.  All proceedings hereafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was opened to the attendance of the public.

            The minutes of the February 28, 2013 meeting were read.  Chairman O’Connor approved the February 28, 2013 minutes as read.

            There was no public comment on agenda items.

            There was no public comment on non-agenda items.

            Co. Assessor McManigal informed the Board that the initial abstract reflects a 26% increase in the County’s valuation.  Last year’s increase was 18%.

            Chairman O’Connor adjourned the Knox County Board of Equalization at 9:30 a.m. on March 14, 2013 until       9:45 a.m. on Thursday, March 28, 2013 for a regular meeting.

            I, Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk, do hereby certify that the County Board of Equalization minutes are correct to the best of my knowledge.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                   KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

 

_____________________________________________                 By___________________________________________

Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk                                              Martin J. O’Connor, Chairman

 

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

                                                                                                            Center, Nebraska

                                                                                                            March 28, 2013

                                                                                                            9:30 a.m.

 

            A regular meeting of the Knox County Board of Supervisors was held at the Court House in Center, Nebraska on the date of March 28, 2013 at 9:30 a.m.  Present were Supervisors Swanson Dist. #2, Miller Dist. #3, Sokol, Jr. Dist. #4, Mackeprang Dist. #5, Schlote Dist. #6 and Fuchtman, Dist. #7.  Absent was O’Connor Dist. #1. Chairman Miller presiding.

Supr. Mackeprang led the Board in the Pledge of Allegiance.        

            Chairman Miller announced to the public that a copy of the Public Open Meeting Act was posted in the Boardroom.

            Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the Crofton Journal newspaper, as shown by the Affidavit of Publication attached to these minutes.

            Notice of this meeting was simultaneously given to all members and a copy of their acknowledgment and receipt of notice and agenda is attached to these minutes.  All proceedings hereafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was opened to the attendance of the public.

            The following people were present at various times during the meeting: Hwy. Supt. Barta, Sheriff Henery, Wausa Gazette Reporter Deanna Anderson, Mike Crosley, Lee Ickes, Leon Beckmann, Tammy Henery, Emerg. Mgr. Hintz, NEMA representative Sue Krogman, Architect Glenn Mannes, Co. Attorney Thomas and Dan Vakoc.

The minutes of the March 14, 2013 meeting were read.  Chairman Miller approved the March 14, 2013 meeting minutes with the corrections that the Supervisors’ meeting met at 9:00 a.m. and that Supervisor Fuchtman was present when voting to accept the receipts at the March 14, 2013 meeting. 

Correspondence reviewed was: 1. Notice of meeting and agenda for the Missouri River Bank Stabilization Association.

Chairman Miller moves the Board recess at 9:45 a.m. for Board of Equalization.

The Knox County Board of Supervisors reconvened at 9:48 a.m. with all members present except Supervisor O’Connor District #1.

Motion by Supr. Swanson, seconded by Supr. Fuchtman to approve an annual membership contribution of $1,000 to the Missouri Sedimentation Action Coalition.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent District #1.  Motion carried.

Hwy. Supt. Barta met with the Board on the following: 1. The Interlocal Cooperation Agreement for Storage Bay between Peoria Township and Knox County was reviewed.  Knox County will build an additional bay at the Bloomfield County Shed with contribution from Peoria Township and the additional bay will be used by Peoria Township to park their motorgrader with additional conditions listed in the Agreement.  After a discussion, motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Sokol to authorize Chairman Miller to sign the Interlocal Cooperation Agreement for Storage Bay between Peoria Township and Knox County.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #4, #5 and #7.  Nay District #6.  Absent District #1.  Motion carried; 2. Asphalt bids will be opened on April 25, 2013; 3. Discussion was held on the Project Agreement between the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Santee Sioux Tribe and Knox County to fund the replacement of Bridge structure           #46-330-032 (“Ray Stark” truss bridge).  The plans, specifications and estimates (PS&E) costs will be $80,000 with Santee Sioux Tribe paying for 80% of the PS&E and Knox County paying 20%.  The bridge construction is estimated to be $1 million and Knox County would have to pay approximately $200,000 towards the construction.  Motion by Supr. Sokol, seconded by Supr. Schlote to enter into a Project Agreement between the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Santee Sioux Tribe and Knox County, Nebraska to fund the replacement of Bridge Structure #46-330-032 (“Ray Stark” truss bridge).  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent District #1.  Motion carried.

At 10:15 a.m., Chairman Miller opened the advertised public hearing for the vacation and abandonment of portions of platted Roads #384 and #119 between Harrison and Spade Townships.

At 10:15 a.m., Chairman Miller opened the advertised public hearing for the vacation and abandonment of portions of platted Roads #197, #201, #329, #349, #353, #448, #563, #588, #640, #695, #729, #845 and #876 in Harrison Township.  Santee Sioux Nation Land Management Director Mike Crosley and Lee Ickes with the Santee Sioux Tribe voiced their opposition to the vacation and abandonment of the Harrison Township roads the Tribe receives funding from the Federal Highway Trust Fund which is allocated using a tribal shares formula that calculates data based on public roads located within or provide access to an Indian reservation or Indian trust land, or restricted Indian land. The Tribe especially opposes the vacation and abandonment of portions of platted Roads #329, #640, #349, #876 and #563.   Adjoining land owner Leon Beckmann attended the hearing also. 

After a discussion, motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Sokol to leave open the public hearings for the vacation and abandonment of platted Roads #384 and #119 between Harrison and Spade Townships, and for the vacation and abandonment of portions of platted Roads #197, #201, #329, #349, #353, #448, #563, #588, #640, #695, #729, #845 and #876 in Harrison Township, to allow time for Hwy. Supt. Barta, Mike Crosley, Lee Ickes and Leon Beckmann to view the proposed roads for vacation and abandonment.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent District #1.  Motion carried.

Chairman Miller opened the advertised public hearing on the Small Tract Subdivision Plat, Subdivision Agreement and Conditional Use Permit #CU0009 for an irregular tract in the SE1/4 of Sec. 19, T29N, R5W of the 6th P.M. – Warren Diedrichsen.

Hwy. Supt. Barta continued with the following: 4. Lindy North BIA Road Project update.  The contractor will be back to put in culverts.  Supr. Sokol said there are ruts in the road that need to be worked on; 5.  Supr. Mackeprang informed the Board of the theft of a five-gallon gas can that had about three gallons of gas in it from the Bloomfield County shed; 6. Dale Robertson of Center submitted a bill to the County for repairs to his personal vehicle after hitting gravel on the “Freiburghouse” bridge north of Center.  The bill was in the amount of $50.32 for four quarts of transmission fluid and labor to repair the linkage in his transmission.  Mr. Robertson who was traveling north on the County road met the County maintainer which was traveling south while blading the road.  After meeting the maintainer, Mr. Robertson traveled a short distance and said he hit the gravel on the bridge.  Motion by Swanson, seconded by Mackeprang to deny the bill submitted by Dale Robertson in the amount of $50.32 for the repair of his personal vehicle he claimed was damaged by hitting gravel on the “Freiburghouse  bridge north of Center, as Mr. Robertson had met the maintainer and should have been aware of gravel situations ahead.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent District #1.  Motion carried; 5.  Update on the Bloomfield West Bridge project; 6.  Update on the Bloomfield Shed addition.  Ads have been placed in local papers for materials and for contracts; 7. Update on a recent meeting with NEMA personnel to review the detours needed during the 2011 flooding.

At 11:00 a.m., Chairman Miller closed the open public hearing on the Small Tract Subdivision Plat, Subdivision Agreement and Conditional Use Permit #CU0009 for Warren Diedrichsen.  Motion by Supr. Fuchtman, seconded by Supr. Swanson to approve the Small Tract Subdivision Plat and Subdivision Agreement for Warren Diedrichsen on a 3-acre tract in the SE1/4 of Sec. 19, T29N, R5W of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent District #1.  Motion carried.

Motion by Supr. Fuchtman, seconded by Supr. Swanson to adopt Resolution #2013-18 for the approval of Conditional Use Permit #CU0009 for Warren Diedrichsen to allow six residences per quarter section the SW1/4 of Sec. 19, T29N, R5W of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent District #1.  Motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION #2013 – 18

 

WHEREAS, Warren Diedrichsen has applied for Conditional Use Permit #CU0009 to allow 6 residences per quarter section in the Southwest ¼ of Section 19, Township 29N, Range 5W and

WHEREAS, the Knox County Planning Commission has given public notice and held a public hearing on February 12, 2013, and

WHEREAS, the Knox County Planning Commission has found that the application complies with the Knox County Zoning Regulations, and hereby makes a recommendation to approve the permit:

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, THAT THE WARREN DIEDRICHESEN CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #CU009 BE APPROVED.

Dated this 28th day of March, 2013.

 

KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

Virgil H. Miller /s/                                               Absent                                                  Rayder Swanson /s/                  

Virgil H. Miller, Chairman, Dist. #3                       Martin J. O’Connor, Dist. #1                    Rayder Swanson, Dist. #2

 

James Sokol, Jr. /s/                                           Norman Mackeprang /s/                         Danny R. Schlote /s/                 

James Sokol, Jr., Dist. #4                                   Norman Mackeprang, Dist. #5                 Danny R. Schlote, Dist. #6

 

ATTEST:  (Seal)                                     Jim Fuchtman /s/                      

Joann M. Fischer /s/                                          Jim Fuchtman, Dist. #7

Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk

 

Motion by Supr. Fuchtman, seconded by Supr. Swanson to approve a Small Tract Subdivision Plat and Subdivision Agreement on a 3-acre tract in the SE1/4 of Section 19, T29N, R5W of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska for Warren Diedrichsen.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent District #1.  Motion carried.

Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Fuchtman to approve changes to the Knox County Zoning Fee Schedule.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent District #1.  Motion carried.

 

KNOX COUNTY ZONING FEE SCHEDULE

 

                                                                 FEE                                                             LATE FEE                                

Administrative Plat/                                $50 (Same as basic plat)                                    $25

Agricultural Administrative Plat                                                                                                                                       

Zoning/Building Permit                            $10 for every $10,000 of construction cost            $200 Up to $10,000 in value

                                                                                                                                    $500 $10,001 & above in

                                                                                                                                             Value to be assessed to

                                                                                                                                             both owner & contractor    

Conditional Use                                     $200 Plus $5 for every $10,000 of construction     $100

                                                                     for structures or $300/tower whichever is

                                                                     less for zoning permit

                                                                     Livestock-$.10/animal w/$200 minimum                                                     

 

Flood Plains Development Permit            $ 50  If not a substantial improvement                    $25

                                                            $100 If a substantial improvement/new structure     $75                                        

Lot Platting                                            $200 base plus $50.00 per each lot platted             $25 plus $5 for each lot platted 

Rezone                                                 $200                                                                                                                

Sign Fees                                             $200 200 sq. ft. advertising sign                          $200

                                                            $  80 80 sq. ft. advertising sign                            $  80

                                                Permits expire after 5 years       All renewals ½ price                                                       

Variance Appeal                                    $250                                                                 $250                                        

 

Tammy Henery met with the Board for the renewal of the lawn service contract for 2013.  Discussion was held on filling in the low spots with dirt and reseeding, cleaning and maintaining the flower bed in front of the Courthouse, and  spraying the lawn.  Mrs. Henery requested no increase in the lawn service but did ask for something to do the initial    clean-up of the flower bed as the weed barrier and the bark need to be replaced.  Motion by Supr. Schlote, seconded by Supr. Sokol to renew the lawn service contract for 2013 for the months of April through October with Tammy Henery at the same rate as last year which is $721 for the Courthouse Square, $30 for the storage/garage area and $10 per month to maintain the flower bed with a onetime payment of $150 for the initial clean-up of the flower bed, and with the County paying for the bark and a weed control product.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #1.  Motion carried.

Emergency Manager Hintz and NEMA representative Sue Krogman met with the Board on the Nebraska Regional Interoperability Network.  This would implement the use of microwaves for communications using towers that are already in place.  Discussion was held on problems with communications in the hilly areas between the Creighton and Lindy towers, proposal to erect a tower near Center, connecting 911 services, the possibility that there be no cost to the Counties if implementation is done now due to the use of Homeland Security funds and conversions to microwave.  Motion by Supr. Fuchtman, seconded by Supr. Sokol to have Emergency Manager Hintz to proceed with the Nebraska Regional Interoperability Network project for Knox County.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent District #1.  Motion carried.

Chairman Miller moves the Board recess at 12:00 p.m. for lunch.

The Knox County Board of Supervisors reconvened at 12:45 p.m. with all members present except Supervisor O’Connor District #1.

Motion by Supr. Swanson, seconded by Supr. Schlote that all claims, audited and approved for payment or rejected by the Claims Committee be allowed or rejected subject to delinquent personal taxes. By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.   Nays none.  Absent District #1.  Motion carried.  Claims totaling $107,219.79 are listed at the end of these proceedings.

Sheriff Henery met with the Board on the following: 1. Attempting to collect on several Distress Warrants.  If the amount of the Distress Warrants cannot be collected, it may take more money to seize the property, advertising and towing, and then take the chance that no one will bid on the property when selling it; 2. Repairs on security camera system.  Re-occurring problems have not been fixed; 3.  Discussion was held on prisoner medical costs.  A call has been placed with NIRMA for information; 4. Discussion was held on a telephone stipend as a fringe benefit to Sheriff Henery for business calls he makes from his home as cellphone service is limited in the Center area. The matter will be placed on the agenda for the next meeting; 5. Heating and cooling issues between the 911 Office and Sheriff Henery’s Office that should be addressed when building the new addition/elevator.

At 1:00 p.m., the advertised bid opening was held on the Request for Proposals for Construction Management Constructor at Risk Services.  One bid was received from RaDec Construction Company, Inc. of Hartington with a 2.9% compensation for Contractor’s Fee for overhead and profit with a guaranteed minimum of $33,000 and General Condition items in the lump sum fee of $109,000.00.  Discussion was held on the proposal, drafting, the Building Committee/Selection Committee to hold an interview with representatives from RaDec as required by Nebraska Statutes after which the Committee will make its’ recommendation to the Board of Supervisors.

At 1:15 p.m., the advertised gravel bid opening was held.  Bids received were: 

Bids received were as follows:  FOR BOTH COUNTY ROAD AND CO./TWP. ALLOCATION GRAVEL:  Ronald Bourn, Niobrara, NE - Gravel per yard/delivered price:  ALL SPECIALTY PRODUCT – Hill Twp., $8.00; Union Twp., $7.00; Don McElhose Construction, Verdigre NE - Gravel per yard/delivered price:  ALL SPECIALTY PRODUCT – CLAY/ROCK - Bohemia Twp., $10.20; Jefferson Twp., $10.20; Niobrara Twp., $11.25; East Raymond Twp., $12.50; West Raymond Twp., $12.50; Sparta Twp., $10.50; Verdigre Twp., $10.50; Washington Twp., $11.75; Western Twp., $12.25; Willow Creek Sand & Gravel, Orchard NECounty haul gravel (pit price/per yard), State Spec (Class A) $9.25, Armor Coat $9.50; Mitteis Gravel, Orchard NECounty haul gravel (pit price/per yard), State Spec (Class A) $8.00, Bank Run $4.50, Armor Coat $8.00; Gravel per yard/delivered price: Logan Twp., State Spec. (Class A) $10.75, Bank Run $7.25; Walnut Grove Twp., State Spec (Class A) $10.75, Bank Run $7.25; Vakoc Construction, Verdigre NECounty haul gravel (pit price/per yard), State Spec (Class A) $9.50, Bank Run $6.00, Armor Coat $9.50; Gravel per yard/delivered price – Bohemia Twp., State Spec (Class A) $10.50, Bank Run $9.50; Central Twp., State Spec (Class A) $14.50, Bank Run 13.50; Creighton Twp., State Spec (Class A) $12.40, Bank Run $11.40; Jefferson Twp., State Spec (Class A) $10.50, Bank Run $9.50; Logan Twp., State Spec (Class A) $12.00, Bank Run $11.00; Miller Twp., State Spec (Class A) $13.50, Bank Run $12.50; Niobrara Twp., State Spec (Class A) $13.00, Bank Run $12.00; East Raymond Twp., State Spec (Class A) $12.75; West Raymond Twp., State Spec (Class A) $13.00; Spade Twp., State Spec (Class A) $11.40, Bank Run $10.40; Sparta Twp., State Spec (Class A) $11.90, Bank Run $10.90; Union Twp., State Spec (Class A) $12.25, Bank Run $11.25; Valley Twp., State Spec (Class A) $11.90, Bank Run $10.90; Verdigre Twp., State Spec (Class A) $11.50, Bank Run $10.50; Walnut Grove Twp., State Spec (Class A) $12.00, Bank Run $11.00; Washington Twp., State Spec (Class A) $12.00, Bank Run $11.00; Western Twp., State Spec (Class A) $12.50, Bank Run $11.50; Sinclair Sand & Gravel, Inc., Spencer NE - County haul gravel (pit price/per yard), Specialty Product, 1-inch crushed, $9.50, 1.5-inch conveyor screened, $10.75, 1.5-inch bar screened gravel, $7.00; ALL SPECIALTY PRODUCT – East Raymond Twp., crushed, $16.50; West Raymond Twp., crushed, $14.50; Western Twp., crushed, $16.50; Backus Sand & Gravel, McLean NE - County haul gravel (pit price/per yard), State Spec (Class A) $10.00, Bank Run $5.50, Armor Coat $10.00; Gravel per yard/delivered price – ALL STATE SPEC (CLASS A) – Addison Twp., $14.50; Central Twp., $13.50; Cleveland Twp., $13.50; Columbia Twp., $13.75; Creighton Twp., $13.50; Dolphin Twp., $14.00; Dowling Twp., $14.25; Eastern Twp., $15.75; Frankfort Twp., $16.00; Harrison Twp., $13.00; Herrick Twp., $16.00; Hill Twp., $14.25; Lincoln Twp., $14.00; Miller Twp., $15.00; Morton Twp., $14.25; Niobrara Twp., $14.75; Peoria Twp., $14.00; Spade Twp., $12.50; Sparta Twp., $13.00; Union Twp., $13.25; Valley Twp., $13.00; Verdigre Twp., $13.50.

After a discussion, motion by Supr. Sokol, seconded by Supr. Mackeprang to accept all submitted gravel bids for a three-month period ending June 30, 2013 with the bids to be reviewed at that time for adjustments to be made, if any, due to fuel costs.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent District #1.  Motion carried.

FOR BOTH COUNTY ROAD AND CO./TWP. ALLOCATION GRAVEL:  Ronald Bourn, Niobrara, NE - Gravel per yard/delivered price:  ALL SPECIALTY PRODUCT – Hill Twp., $8.00; Union Twp., $7.00; Don McElhose Construction, Verdigre NE - Gravel per yard/delivered price:  ALL SPECIALTY PRODUCT – CLAY/ROCK - Bohemia Twp., $10.20; Jefferson Twp., $10.20; Niobrara Twp., $11.25; East Raymond Twp., $12.50; West Raymond Twp., $12.50; Sparta Twp., $10.50; Verdigre Twp., $10.50; Washington Twp., $11.75; Western Twp., $12.25; Willow Creek Sand & Gravel, Orchard NECounty haul gravel (pit price/per yard), State Spec (Class A) $9.25, Armor Coat $9.50; Mitteis Gravel, Orchard NECounty haul gravel (pit price/per yard), State Spec (Class A) $8.00, Bank Run $4.50, Armor Coat $8.00; Gravel per yard/delivered price: Logan Twp., State Spec. (Class A) $10.75, Bank Run $7.25; Walnut Grove Twp., State Spec (Class A) $10.75, Bank Run $7.25; Vakoc Construction, Verdigre NECounty haul gravel (pit price/per yard), State Spec (Class A) $9.50, Bank Run $6.00, Armor Coat $9.50; Gravel per yard/delivered price – Bohemia Twp., State Spec (Class A) $10.50, Bank Run $9.50; Central Twp., State Spec (Class A) $14.50, Bank Run 13.50; Creighton Twp., State Spec (Class A) $12.40, Bank Run $11.40; Jefferson Twp., State Spec (Class A) $10.50, Bank Run $9.50; Logan Twp., State Spec (Class A) $12.00, Bank Run $11.00; Miller Twp., State Spec (Class A) $13.50, Bank Run $12.50; Niobrara Twp., State Spec (Class A) $13.00, Bank Run $12.00; East Raymond Twp., State Spec (Class A) $12.75; West Raymond Twp., State Spec (Class A) $13.00; Spade Twp., State Spec (Class A) $11.40, Bank Run $10.40; Sparta Twp., State Spec (Class A) $11.90, Bank Run $10.90; Union Twp., State Spec (Class A) $12.25, Bank Run $11.25; Valley Twp., State Spec (Class A) $11.90, Bank Run $10.90; Verdigre Twp., State Spec (Class A) $11.50, Bank Run $10.50; Walnut Grove Twp., State Spec (Class A) $12.00, Bank Run $11.00; Washington Twp., State Spec (Class A) $12.00, Bank Run $11.00; Western Twp., State Spec (Class A) $12.50, Bank Run $11.50; Sinclair Sand & Gravel, Inc., Spencer NE - County haul gravel (pit price/per yard), Specialty Product, 1-inch crushed, $9.50, 1.5-inch conveyor screened, $10.75, 1.5-inch bar screened gravel, $7.00; ALL SPECIALTY PRODUCT – East Raymond Twp., crushed, $16.50; West Raymond Twp., crushed, $14.50; Western Twp., crushed, $16.50; Backus Sand & Gravel, McLean NE - County haul gravel (pit price/per yard), State Spec (Class A) $10.00, Bank Run $5.50, Armor Coat $10.00; Gravel per yard/delivered price – ALL STATE SPEC (CLASS A) – Addison Twp., $14.50; Central Twp., $13.50; Cleveland Twp., $13.50; Columbia Twp., $13.75; Creighton Twp., $13.50; Dolphin Twp., $14.00; Dowling Twp., $14.25; Eastern Twp., $15.75; Frankfort Twp., $16.00; Harrison Twp., $13.00; Herrick Twp., $16.00; Hill Twp., $14.25; Lincoln Twp., $14.00; Miller Twp., $15.00; Morton Twp., $14.25; Niobrara Twp., $14.75; Peoria Twp., $14.00; Spade Twp., $12.50; Sparta Twp., $13.00; Union Twp., $13.25; Valley Twp., $13.00; Verdigre Twp., $13.50.

Co. Atty. Thomas and Architect Mannes informed the Board that after a review of the bid submitted by RaDec for Construction Manager, the bid refers to attachment 2 but should have been attachment 3.  Discussed was continuing with the plans, the process where the Project Manager will solicit for subcontractors, budget costs, the option the Board has to cancel the project and not owing any fees to the Project Manager company if bids have not been solicited. 

There was no public comment on agenda items.

Public comment on non-agenda items was the recent wellness fair, costs, and possibly trying something different in the future.  Also public comment on non-agenda items was given by Supr. Sokol who asked about the Visitors Promo funds and the process to obtain them. 

Motion by Supr. Fuchtman, seconded by Supr. Swanson that the receipts be accepted and placed on file, by roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent District #1.  Motion carried. Receipts totaled $222,000.05. 

#15082 – Cedar Knox PPD, 5% gross tax & ’57 in lieu of tax, 72,841.13; #15083 – Niobrara Housing, in lieu of tax, 3,689.26; #15084 – Register of Deeds, rec. fees & doc. st. tax, 4,685.38; #15085 – Knox Co. Zoning, bldg. & flood permits, 300.00; #15086 - Sherman Street Apts., econ. dev. pmt., 443.81; #15087 – Trustworthy Hardware, econ. dev. pmt., 665.72; #15088 – Pronto, econ. dev. pmt., 706.70; #15089 – Pierce Co. Treas. – tax coll. on Sch. Dist. 13 Gen., Bldg. & Capital, 126.31; #15090 – Name Redacted, 86.83; #15091 – Peoria Twp., reimb. for sign/post, 85.00; #15092 – Knox Co. Zoning, sign permit, 40.00; #15093 – Reg. of Deeds, excess officers fees, 4.50; #15094 – NE Nebr. Assn. of Co. Officials, refund of reg., 90.00; #15095 – Main Street Grocery, econ. dev. pmt., 790.80; #15096 – Elaine’s Tavern, econ. dev. pmt., 237.24; #15097 – Uptown Beauty, econ. dev. pmt., 345.00; #15098 – Knox Co. Chiropractic, econ. dev. pmt., 70.67; #15099 – Verdigre Chiropractic, econ. dev. pmt., 70.66; #15100 – Green Valley Veterinary, econ. dev. pmt., 702.70; #15101 – White Tail River Lodge, econ. dev. pmt., 306.00; #15102 – Downtown Auto Service, econ. dev. pmt., 923.45; #15103 – Grand Central, econ. dev. pmt., 221.91; #15104 – Vonage Tax Service, 911 surcharges, 10.00; #15105 – St. of Nebr., lodging tax, 1,501.71; #15106 – Knox Co. Clk., marr. lic., 15.00; #15107 – Cody Wickham, voter reg. list, 16.06; #15108 – NPPD, 5% gross tax & ’57 in lieu of tax, 132,759.21; #15109 – Charles Carlson, culvert, 265.00.

Discussion was held on the recent housing study that was completed.  The County’s share of the costs to conduct the study in the amount of $3,875 will be paid from the KENO fund.

Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Swanson to go into executive session for general assistance at 3:10 p.m. so as to protect the reputation of an individual.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #1.  Motion carried.  Chairman Miller reiterated that the executive session will be held for general assistance so as to protect the reputation of an individual.  The Board came out of executive session at 3:22 p.m.  Chairman Miller stated that the executive session was held solely on general assistance.

Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Schlote to deny General Assistance Application #2013-01.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent District. #1.  Motion carried.

GENERAL FUND.  AS Central Services OCIO, AS 400 use, 48.25; Greg Kuhlman, bd. exp. & mlge., 38.56; Bomgaars, fuses, connector & toilet rep., 34.96; Cathy Stark, mlge., 50.85; CenturyLink, long distance, 72.92; Creighton News, subscription, 39.00; Dean Wilken, bd. exp. & mlge., 31.22; Des Moines Stamp Co., name stamp, 28.80; Eakes Office Plus, supplies, 115.79; First Nat’l. Bk. Omaha, gas, parts, misc., meals & supplies, 2,220.40; Jim Kotrous, bd. exp. & mlge., 56.64; Keith Nielsen, bd. exp. & mlge., 36.30; Ken Foner, bd. exp. & mlge., 52.12; Knox Co. Reg. of Deeds, record resolution, 10.00; Knox Co. Sheriff, serve papers, 103.98; Lancaster Co. Sheriff’s Office, paper service, 21.57; Marian Kirby, crt. costs, 235.00; Microfilm Imaging, scan rent, 46.00; Mike Kumm, bd. exp. & mlge., 37.43; Pat Birmingham, bd. exp. & mlge., 52.12; Quill, supp., 1,129.29; Reliable, paper, 166.43; Reserve Acct., postage for meter, 3,000.00; Safe N Secure, camera rep., 296.00; Sukup Service, tires, 696.00; Verdigre Eagle, subscription, 30.00; Vickie McManigal, janitor cont., 2,869.78; Walter T. Larsen Senior Center, rent, 100.00; Wausa Gazette, subscription, 27.50.

ROAD FUND.  Salaries, 42,452.39; Ameritas Life Ins. Corp., retirement Co. pays, 2,841.23; B’s Enterprises, Inc., bolts & nuts, 96.00; Bernard Glover, prior service, 20.00; Coll. of Int. Rev. &/or F. & M. St. Bk., Soc. Sec. Co. pays, 3,181.38; Co. of Knox Employee Benefit Acct. HealthCare Solutions Group Inc., ins. Co. pays, 10,473.60; Donald J. Pahl, prior service, 25.00; Eugene J. Wolfe, Jr., prior service, 12.00; First Nat’l. Bk. Omaha, fees, lodging & gas, 859.40; Health Plan Services Inc., ins. Co. pays, 497.52; Herbert Feed & Grain Co., diesel, 4,167.89; Jason Wessendorf, computer repair, 42.50; Katie Fritz, reimb. title & tire fee, 15.00; Keith W. Mainquist, prior service, 12.00; Larry Pilar, prior service, 21.00; Lincoln Nat’l. Life Ins. Co., ins. Co. pays, 32.30; Melvin Barger, equip. rent, gravel & haul, 354.00; Mitteis Gravel, gravel & haul, 112.98; NPPD, elect., 223.62; SourceGas Dist. LLC, htg. fuel, 47.55; Vakoc Excavating LLC, equip. rent, gravel & haul, 14,295.00.

CHILD SUPPORT FUND.  CenturyLink, long distance, 4.29.

COUNTY INSURANCE FUND.  Name redacted, deductible reimb., 21.78.

C & C DEVELOPMENT FUND.  Center for Rural Entrepreneurship, training, 150.00; CenturyLink, long distance, 4.29; First Nat’l. Bk. Omaha, meals & cellphone, 203.86; Hanna:Keelan Associates, housing study, 625.00; Matt Cerny, mlge., 148.60.

INHERITANCE FUND.  Certified Testing Services Inc., geotechnical study for elevator addition, 2,700.00; Johnson, Morland, Easland & Lohrberg, crt. appt. atty., 652.50; Mannes Architects LLC, architectural services for elevator addition, 9,476.50; The Law Offices of Jeffrey M. Doerr, crt. appt. atty., 1,293.48.

911 WIRELESS SERVICE FUND.  CenturyLink, long distance, 280.62.

911 EMERGENCY FUND.  CenturyLink, long distance, 229.60.

 

                                                                        TOTALS

                                    General Fund                                                     11,646.91

                                    Road Fund                                                        79,782.36

                                    Child Support Fund                                                     4.29

                                    County Insurance Fund                                              21.78

                                    C & C Development Fund                                      1,131.75

                                    Inheritance Fund                                                14,122.48

                                    911 Wireless Service Fund                                      280.62

                                    911 Emergency Fund                                               229.60

                                                                         Total                           107,219.79

 

Chairman Miller adjourned the Knox County Board of Supervisors at 3:30 p.m., March 28, 2013 until Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. for a regular meeting.

            I, Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk, do hereby certify that the County Board minutes are correct to the best of my knowledge.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                   COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

                                                                                                OF KNOX COUNTY, NEBRASKA

 

________________________________________              By __________________________________________

Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk                                               Virgil H. Miller, Chairman

 

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION    

           

                                                                                                            March 28, 2013 

                                                                                                            Center, Nebraska

9:45 a.m.

 

A regular meeting of the Knox County Board of Equalization was held at the Court House in Center, Nebraska on the date of March 28, 2013 at 9:45 a.m.  Present were Supervisors Swanson Dist. #2, Miller Dist. #3, Sokol, Jr. Dist. #4, Mackeprang Dist. #5, Schlote Dist. #6 and Fuchtman Dist. #7.  Absent was Supervisor O’Connor Dist. #1.  Vice-Chairman Swanson presiding.    Also present was Deputy Co. Assessor Beckmann.

            Vice-Chairman Swanson announced to the public that a copy of the Public Open Meeting Act was posted in the Boardroom.

            Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the Crofton Journal newspaper, as shown by the Affidavit of Publication attached to these minutes.

            Notice of this meeting was simultaneously given to all members and a copy of their acknowledgment and receipt of notice and agenda is attached to these minutes.  All proceedings hereafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was opened to the attendance of the public.

            The minutes of the March 14, 2013 meeting were read.  Vice-Chairman Swanson approved the March 14, 2013 minutes as read.

            There was no public comment on agenda items.

            There was no public comment on non-agenda items.

            Vice-Chairman Swanson adjourned the Knox County Board of Equalization at 9:48 a.m. on March 28, 2013 until 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, April 11, 2013 for a regular meeting.

            I, Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk, do hereby certify that the County Board of Equalization minutes are correct to the best of my knowledge.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                   KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

 

_____________________________________________                 By___________________________________________

Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk                                              Rayder Swanson, Vice-Chairman

 

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

                                                                                                            Center, Nebraska

                                                                                                            April 11, 2013

                                                                                                            9:30 a.m.

 

            A regular meeting of the Knox County Board of Supervisors was held at the Court House in Center, Nebraska on the date of April 11, 2013 at 9:30 a.m.  Present were Supervisors O’Connor Dist. #1, Swanson Dist. #2, Miller Dist. #3, Sokol Dist. #4, Mackeprang Dist. #5, Schlote Dist. #6 and Fuchtman Dist. #7.  Absent was none.  Chairman Miller presiding.

Supr. Sokol led the Board in the Pledge of Allegiance.     

            Chairman Miller announced to the public that a copy of the Public Open Meeting Act was posted in the Boardroom.

            Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the Creighton News newspaper, as shown by the Affidavit of Publication attached to these minutes.

            Notice of this meeting was simultaneously given to all members and a copy of their acknowledgment and receipt of notice and agenda is attached to these minutes.  All proceedings hereafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was opened to the attendance of the public.

            The following people were present at various times during the meeting: Ruth Cook, Pat Wintz, Erik Burns, Hwy. Supt. Barta, Co. Assessor McManigal, Zoning Admin. Doerr, Ken Breithaupt, Dev. Agency Dir. Cerny, Clk. of Dist. Crt. Riesberg, Sheriff Henery, Co. Atty. Thomas, Co. Treas. Stark, Glenn Mannes, Kelly Lehr and Doug Moser.

The minutes of the March 28, 2013 meeting were read.  Chairman Miller approved the March 28, 2013 meeting minutes as read. 

Correspondence reviewed was: 1. Missouri Sedimentation Action Coalition newsletter; 2. Wausa Gazette news article on County Government Day; 3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Planning Update.

Discussion was held on appointment of Construction Management at Risk Project Manager.  RaDec Construction of Hartington was the only bid that was received and opened at the last meeting.  The Building Committee updated the Board on the recent meeting they had where they held the statutory interview with RaDec Construction, their bid that included 2.9% compensation with a $33,000 guaranteed minimum and $109,000 lump sum, and that the County does not owe anything until bids are in and accepted for the new addition.  Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. O’Connor to accept the bid that was opened at the last meeting for Construction Management at Risk Project Manager from RaDec Construction of Hartington for the construction of the elevator addition to the Courthouse.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

Chairman Miller moves the Board recess at 9:50 a.m. for Board of Equalization.

The Knox County Board of Supervisors reconvened at 10:40 a.m. with all members present.

            At 10:40 a.m., Chairman Miller opened the advertised bid opening for materials to construct an addition to the Bloomfield County shed.  Chairman Miller announced that the Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids, and further reserves the right to accept any bid that best serves the County’s needs.  Bids received were:  Viking Lumber, Wausa NE, materials, less insulation, for a 46’x75’x16’ addition, $33,122.49 and framed door on existing building, $1,294.27; West Hodson Lumber Co., Creighton NE, materials for a 46’x72’x16’, $34,950; with option to go with 4’ o.c. trusses instead of the spec’d. 3’, $34,070.00; Carhart Lumber Co., Bloomfield NE, materials, $36,134.03.  

            At 10:55 a.m., Chairman Miller opened the advertised bid opening for contractor for the construction of the addition to the Bloomfield County Shed.  Bids received were: CRC Contractors, Wausa NE, insulation for new addition and existing building, $5,353.60; labor to pour concrete for new shed floor and approach, $18,982.78; Brent Arens Construction, Crofton NE, labor bid for all concrete work and erection of 46’x72’ building, $26,750 (no concrete in bid); $43,750 that includes all concrete, rebar and labor;  McQuay Construction, Magnet NE, concrete, rebar, and labor to construct 46’x72’x16’ framed building, and box in door and replace walk-in door in existing building , $59,196; J Fox Construction, Crofton NE, concrete, rebar and labor to construct addition and overhead and walk-in door in existing building, $41,914; Pat Wintz Construction, Creighton NE, concrete, rebar and labor to construct 46’x72 addition, $48,100.

The Board tabled action on all bids until later in the meeting.

            At 11:23 a.m., Chairman Miller opened the advertised public hearing on Ken Breithaupt’s application for Conditional Use Permit #CU0008 to expand his beef confined feeding operation to 1980 head (1980 animal units) in the South half of Section 35, T32N, R8W.  Zoning Admin. Doerr explained that the Planning Commission approved the permit as Mr. Breithaupt met the setbacks and submitted the site plan from DEQ.  There were concerns on runoff and he is working with EQUIP to protect the water.  All manure containment must be outside of the floodplain and conditions must be established and maintained on the southernmost side of the facility.  Mr. Breithaupt is using the EQUIP engineers for design of the feeding area. 

At 11:30 a.m.  Chairman Miller closed the open public hearing.  No one was present in opposition of the Conditional Use Permit.  Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Fuchtman to adopt Resolution #2013-19 for the approval of Conditional Use Permit #CU0008 for Ken Breithaupt to expand his beef confined feeding operation to 1980 head (1980 animal units) in the South half of Section 35, T32N, R8W.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION #2013 – 19

 

WHEREAS, Ken Breithaupt has applied for Conditional Use Permit #CU0008 to expand his beef confined feeding operation to 1980 hear (1980 animal units) in the South ½ of Section 35, Township 32N, Range 8W and

            WHEREAS, the Knox County Planning Commission has given public notice and held a public hearing on January 8, 2013, and

            WHEREAS, the Knox County Planning Commission has reviewed the revised site plan on March 12, 2013, and

            WHEREAS, the Knox County Planning Commission has found that the application complies with the Knox County Zoning Regulations, and hereby makes a recommendation to approve the permit with the following conditions:

1)       The proposal, as presented, meets the existing setbacks.

2)       Applicant must comply with NDEQ regulations.

3)       Applicant must maintain proper drainage of the pens.

4)       All manure containment must be outside of the floodplain.

5)       A shelterbelt of at least two rows of trees must be established and maintained on the southernmost side of the facility.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, THAT THE KEN

BREITHAUPT CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #CU0008 BE APPROVED.

            Dated this eleventh day of April, 2013.

 

KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

Virgil H. Miller /s/                                               Absent                                                  Rayder Swanson /s/                  

Virgil H. Miller, Chairman, Dist. #3                       Martin J. O’Connor, Dist. #1                    Rayder Swanson, Dist. #2

 

James Sokol, Jr. /s/                                           Norman Mackeprang /s/                         Danny R. Schlote /s/                 

James Sokol, Jr., Dist. #4                                   Norman Mackeprang, Dist. #5                 Danny R. Schlote, Dist. #6

 

ATTEST:  (Seal)                                     Jim Fuchtman /s/                      

Joann M. Fischer /s/                                          Jim Fuchtman, Dist. #7

Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk

 

            Zoning Admin. Doerr met with the Board on the following: 1. Motion by Supr. O’Connor, seconded by Supr. Schlote to place on file the March Zoning Permit Report.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried;                2. Discussion was held on the Supervisors attending Planning Commission meetings.

            Discussion on the Crofton oiling mixing strip was tabled to another meeting as no one was in attendance on the matter.

            Development Agency Dir. Cerny met with the Board to discuss livestock friendly certification.  Discussion was held on requirements to be certified, possible economic development conflicts with the County’s Comprehensive Zoning plans, consistent animal unit setbacks and permit process.  Development Agency Dir. Cerny and Zoning Admin. Doerr will contact the Department of Agriculture to see what the process is for livestock friendly certification and will report back to the Board with the information.

            Chairman Miller moves the Board recess at 12:05 p.m. for lunch.

            The Knox County Board of Supervisors reconvened at 12:49 p.m. with all members present.

Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Sokol to accept the bid for materials for the Bloomfield County Shed addition from West Hodson Lumber Co., Creighton NE for a 46’x72’x16’, $34,950; with option to go with 4’ o.c. trusses instead of the spec’d. 3’, $34,070.00 and to look into blow-in fiberglass insulation, and to accept the bid from J Fox Construction, Crofton NE, as contractor to construct the addition, work on the overhead and walk-in door in existing building, and for concrete, rebar and labor in the amount of $41,914.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

Architect Glenn Mannes met with the Board with updated plans.  In order to make the vestibule work better, the addition was changed to 36 feet out.  Also discussed were changes to the bathrooms on the second and third floors, exterior wall cover, putting in a single 40-inch exterior door in the addition, security doors inside, and eliminating windows in the basement meeting room so it can be used as a storm shelter.  The schedule for drafting, estimating and bidding for services and materials was discussed.  An electrical engineer and a mechanical engineer will be viewing the Courthouse on April 22.

The public hearings for the vacation and abandonment of several roads between Harrison and Spade Townships and multiple roads in Harrison Township were still open from the last meeting to allow viewing of several of the roads.  The Santee Sioux Tribe has no objection to vacating and abandoning the two roads between Harrison and Spade Townships but does object to vacating and abandoning portions of the multiple roads in Harrison Township as it would negatively impact the Tribe. 

At 2:25 p.m., Chairman Miller closed the open public hearing for the vacation and abandonment of portions of platted Roads #384 and #119 located between Harrison and Spade Townships.  There was no opposition to the vacation and abandonment of these roads.  At the next meeting, the Board will place on file the publisher’s affidavit of publishing notice of the hearing and will adopt a resolution for the vacation and abandonment of these portions of roads.

            At 2:25 p.m., Chairman Miller closed the open public hearing for the vacation and abandonment of portions of Roads #588, #329, #448, #201, #197, #695, #729, #353, #640, #349, #876, #563 and #845 in Harrison Township.  There was opposition to the vacation and abandonment of portions of these roads.  At the next meeting, the Board will place on file the publisher’s affidavit of publishing notice of the hearing and will adopt a resolution for the vacation and abandonment of some portions of these roads.

Hwy. Supt. Barta met with the Board on the following: 1. Motion by Supr. Swanson, seconded by Supr. Schlote to authorize Chairman Miller to sign the State and National Functional Classification Maps for Knox County as per the request of the State of Nebraska.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried; 2. Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. O’Connor to approve and authorize Chairman Miller to sign the Project Agreement between the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Santee Sioux Tribe and Knox County, Nebraska for the Replacement of Structure Number C005402610P (Ray Stark truss bridge).  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried; 3.  Discussion was held on equipment needs and replacements.

            There was no public comment on agenda items.

            Public comment on non-agenda items was given by Supr. Swanson who reminded the Board that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service meeting that was to be held in Niobrara has been changed to April 18.  Discussion at the meeting could involve new conservation acres.

            Public comment on non-agenda items was given by Supr. Sokol who asked about the procedure and pay for the Road employees when the Courthouse is closed due to weather. 

            The first meeting date in May will be Wednesday, May 8, 2013 to accommodate those Board members who may be attending the NACO Board of Equalization meeting in Kearney on May 9.

            Discussion was held on reimbursement or a stipend for phone and internet services to Sheriff Henery as he uses his home land line phone and internet to conduct business as he is unable to use the County’s cell phone due to the lack of cell service in his area.  After a discussion, motion by Supr. Fuchtman, seconded by Supr. Swanson to pay to Sheriff Don Henery $50 a month for the use of his home land line phone and internet to conduct County business due to the lack of cell service in his area and that the $50 per month will be a fringe benefit that is taxable.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nay District #1.  Motion carried.

Motion by Supr. Swanson, seconded by Supr. Schlote that all claims, audited and approved for payment by the Claims Committee be allowed subject to delinquent personal taxes. By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.   Nays none.  Motion carried.  Claims totaling $222,485.57 are listed at the end of these proceedings.

 Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Sokol that the receipts be accepted and placed on file, by roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried. Receipts totaled $494,808.44.

#15110 – St. of Nebr., 911 Wireless funding, 5,075.54; #15111 – St. of Nebr., motor vehicle prorate, 18,846.47; #15112 – Knox Co. Clk., marr. lic., 15.00; #15113 – Knox Co. Treas., int., 849.82; #15114 – Knox Co. Treas., int., 313.95; #15115 – St. of Nebr., homestead pmt. & property tax relief pmt., 437,364.77; #15116 – Comm. St. Bk., int., 737.24; #15117 – F. & M. St. Bk., int., 11,760.00; #15118 – St. of Nebr., crane rigger school/mlge., 63.28; #15119 – Knox Co. Dev. Agency, annual contr., 906.00; #15120 – Knox Co. Treas., postage, 200.00; #15121 – Knox Co. Clk., plats, filings, fees, c.c. marr. lic. & copies, 335.38; #15122 – St. of Nebr., rent, 4,315.00; #15123 – Tammy Henery, purchase bottles of water for Annex #2, 10.00; #15124 – St. of Nebr., reimb. of mlge., motel & meals, 261.95; #15125 – Knox Co. Zoning, bldg. permits, 130.00; #15126 – Knox Co. Zoning, bldg. permit, 300.00; #15127 – Knox Co. Atty., ck. proc. fee, 30.00; #15128 – Reg. of Deeds, rec. fees & st. tax, 7,273.29; #15129 – Knox Co. Sheriff, auto inspections & handgun permits, 835.00; #15130 – Knox Co. Crt., fines, bond forfeitures & crt. costs, 4,496.00; #15131 – Knox Co. Zoning, bldg. permits & late fees, 410.00; #15132 – Knox Co. Clk., imprest int., 4.75; #15133 – Bloomfield Wausa Rec Area, liq. lic & occ. tax, 275.00.

Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Swanson to go into executive session at 3:27 p.m. to discuss pending litigation.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.  Chairman Miller reiterated that the executive session will be held on pending litigation.  The Board came out of executive session at 3:45 p.m.  Chairman Miller stated that the executive session was held solely on pending litigation. 

Discussion was held on in lieu of tax funds.

GENERAL FUND.  Salaries, 115,145.86; Ameritas Life Ins. Corp., retirement Co. pays, 7,558.86; AS Central Finance, teletype, 448.00; Black Hills Ammunition, ammunition, 249.50; Chris Johnson, bd. exp., 18.56; Clk. of Dist. Crt., crt. costs, 552.00; Clint Miller, bd. exp., 32.69; Coll. of Int. Rev. &/or F. & M. St. Bk., Soc. Sec. Co. pays, 8,565.15; Co. of Knox Empl. Benefit Acct., HealthCare Solutions Group, Inc., ins. Co, pays, 24,220.20; Creighton News, publ., 613.04; Crofton Journal/Niobrara Tribune, publ., 659.55; Dollar General, supp. & bulbs, 137.00; Donald J. Jiracek, prior serv., 25.00; Eakes Office Plus, copier agmts., 236.61; Ecowater Systems, bottled water, 355.00; Elaine’s Tavern & Café, pris. meals, 3,972.50; F. & M. St. Bk., checks, 44.00; Great Plains Comm., phone & internet, 1,431.39; Health Plan Services Inc., ins. Co. pays, 1,125.60; Janita Kube, bd. exp., 38.90; Jeff Friedrich, bd. exp., 32.12; JoAnn P. Knori, prior serv., 20.00; Ken White, witness fee & mlge., 282.16; Lancaster Co. Sheriff, crt. costs, 7.19; Leroy Buchholz, bd. exp., 20.82; Lincoln National Life Ins. Co., ins. Co. pays, 72.56; Madison Co. Sheriff, crt. costs, 48.94; Mary Eiler, bd. exp., 38.90; Max Doerr, gate & labor for property damage, 189.90; LandMark Surveying, surveying fees, 2,000.00; Microfilm Imaging, scan rent, 92.00; MIPS, computer prog. & supp., 670.25; NAPA Bloomfield, parts, 339.17; Netcom Inc., radio & work, 2,325.00; Name redacted, medicare prem. reimb., 311.06; Norman Mackeprang, mlge., 58.76; Name Redacted, medicare prem. reimb., 567.30; NCPPD, elect., 1,849.50; Office Systems Co., toner, 64.00; Pierce Co. Crt., crt. costs, 3,25; Pierce Co. Sheriff’s Office, crt. costs, 38.00; Pitney Bowes, meter rent, 199.00; Postmaster, postage, 250.00; Ruth Vonderohe, mlge., 149.16; Sec. of State – Election Div., supp., 35.00; Tammy Henery, snow/ice cont., 721.00; Telebeep, pager, 51.33; Bloomfield Monitor, notices/publ., 395.17; Transit Works, survey supp., 107.37; University of Nebr.-Lincoln Extension, supp., 722.50; U.S. Cellular, cell phones, 79.67; U.S. Cellular, cell phones, 120.26; Valorie Olson, crt. costs, 67.60; Verdigre Eagle, publ., 196.50; Village of Center, water, sewer & garbage, 288.00; Name Redacted, medicare premium reimb., 303.50; Wausa Gazette, publ., 136.20; West Pmt. Center, crt. costs, 228.50; Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan, publ., 34.56.

ROAD FUND.  A & D Service, tire repair & labor, 126.50; Avera Medical Group, drug test, 25.00; Bazile Creek Power Sports, repairs, 177.98; Bloomfield Tire & Oil LLC, gas, 717.41; Bomgaars Supply Inc., gas & shop supp., 691.61; Brett’s Body Shop, repairs, 239.59; CHS, gas, 231.29; City of Bloomfield, water, 17.50; Creighton News, ad, 40.20; Crofton Journal/Niobrara Tribune, ad, 58.05; Dave’s Feed Service, Inc., argon/oxyg., 66.80; Doering Trenching & Plumbing, equip. rental, 250.00; Eakes Office Plus, copier agrmt., 46.94; Frank’s Food Mart, supp., 15.98; Freeman Oil Co. LLC, diesel, 2,602.50; Great Plains Comm., phone, 437.06; Grossenburg Impl.. repairs, 567.97; Hefner True Value, supp., 8.07; Husker Steel, end terminals, 735.00; J & K Auto, gas, 277.51; Jack’s Qwikshop, gas, 319.91; Name Redacted, medicare prem. reimb., 411.26; Jason Doerr, CDL renewal, 57.50; Jedlicka’s Hardware Hank, supp., 67.73; Kayton Int’l., Inc., repairs, 43.21; Larry Moeller, annual rent, 500.00; Light & Siren, amber lights, 576.96; Linn Post & Pipe Inc., shop mat., 22.24; Mark A. Binnebose, shop tools, 318.75; Medical Enterprises Inc., drug test, 98.00; Menford’s Trustworthy Hardware, supp., 71.53; N & B Gas Co., furn. filter/rep., 313.00; NAPA Bloomfield, supp. & rep., 456.55; NE Assn. of Co. Eng., reg. fee, 95.00; Netcom Inc., antenna/radio, 157.95; NMC Exchange LLC, oil, 193.14; NCPPD, elec., 430.39; People’s Grocery, supp., 20.59; Peter’s Hardware, supp., 47.10; Roger’s Auto Repair, acety., 90.00; Rohrer Welding, shop mat., 91.80; St. of Nebr., diesel tax, 197.00; Steffen’s Service Station, tire repair & labor, 10.98; The Monitor, ad., 86.58; U.S. Cellular, cell phones, 346.62; Vakoc Excavating LLC, grav. & hauling, 1,662.00; Verdigre Collision, repairs, 100.00; Verdigre Eagle, ad., 70.69; Verdigre Farm Serv., supp., weed spray, gas/diesel, 5,842.68; Vic’s Serv., gas, 399.10; Village of Center, water & sewer, 23.00; Village of Niobrara, water & sewer, 37.13; Village of Verdigre, water, sewer & garbage, 77.25; Watson Motor Co., filters, 127.95; Wausa Gazette, ad, 14.73; Orrin Pospisil, annual rent, 500.00.

FLOWAGE EASEMENT ROAD FUND.  Missouri Sedimentation Action Coalition, annual cont., 1,000.00.

CHILD SUPPORT FUND.  Creighton News, supp., 80.36; Eakes Office Plus, office supp., 189.20; Great Plains Comm., phone/internet, 35.39; Microfilm Imaging Sys., scanning equip. rental, 138.00.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUND.   Payroll, 400.00; Ameritas Life Ins. Corp., retirement Co. pays, 27.00; Coll. of Int. Rev. &/or F & M St. Bk., Soc. Sec. Co. pays, 30.60.

C & C DEVELOPMENT FUND.  Payroll, 3,000.00; Ameritas Life Ins. Corp., retirement Co. pays, 202.50; Coll. of Int. Rev. &/or F & M St. Bk., Soc. Sec. Co. pays, 229.50; Co. of Knox Emp. Ben. Acct., health ins. Co. pays, 654.60; Great Plains Comm., phone/internet, 35.39; Health Plan Serv., Inc., ins. Co. pays, 27.64; The Lincoln Nat’l. Life Ins. Co., life ins. Co. pays, 1.83; Matt Cerny, mlge. & postage, 193.50; Northeast Nebr. Media, membership, 50.00; U.S. Cellular, cell ph., 60.36.

INHERITANCE FUND.  Rodney W. Smith, Public Def. cont., 2,083.33; David B. Bauer, witness fee, 32.43; Eisenbraun & Assoc., Inc., survey, 2,650.00; Ivan Bauer, witness fee, 32.43; Jonathon Frisch, witness fee, 61.81.

911 WIRELESS SERVICE FUND.  Geo-Comm., Inc., approx. 33% maint. agrmt., 2,419.30.

911 EMERGENCY FUND.  Payroll, 2,819.87; Ameritas Life Ins. Corp., retirement Co. pays, 187.81; CenturyLink, phone, 3.16; Coll. of Int. Rev. &/or F & M St. Bk., Soc. Sec. Co. pays, 206.49; Geo-Comm., Inc., approx. 66% maint., 4,867.70; Great Plains Comm., phone/internet, 787.97; Three River Telco, phone, 221.41. 

 

TOTALS

 

                                    General Fund                                                                 178,544.71

                                    Road Fund                                                                      21,211.28

                                    Flowage Easement Road Fund                                             1,000.00

                                    Child Support Fund                                                               442.95

                                    Economic Development Fund                                                 457.60

                                    C & C Development Fund                                                    4,455.32

                                    Inheritance Fund                                                                4,860.00

                                    911 Wireless Fund                                                             2,419.30

                                    911 Emergency Fund                                                          9,094.41

                                                                                    Total                             222,485.57

 

Chairman Miller adjourned the Knox County Board of Supervisors at 3:55 p.m., April 11, 2013 until Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. for a regular meeting.

            I, Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk, do hereby certify that the County Board minutes are correct to the best of my knowledge.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                   COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

                                                                                                OF KNOX COUNTY, NEBRASKA

 

________________________________________              By__________________________________________

Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk                                              Virgil H. Miller, Chairman

 

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION    

           

                                                                                                            April 11, 2013   

                                                                                                            Center, Nebraska

9:50 a.m.

 

A regular meeting of the Knox County Board of Equalization was held at the Court House in Center, Nebraska on the date of April 11, 2013 at 9:50 a.m.  Present were Supervisors O’Connor Dist. #1, Swanson Dist. #2, Miller Dist. #3, Sokol, Jr. Dist. #4, Mackeprang Dist. #5, Schlote Dist. #6 and Fuchtman Dist. #7.  Absent was none.  Chairman O’Connor presiding.  Also present was Co. Assessor McManigal, Co. Treasurer Stark and Ruth Cook.  Supt. Dale Martin and Sally Finch were present via telephone conference.

            Chairman O’Connor announced to the public that a copy of the Public Open Meeting Act was posted in the Boardroom.

            Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the Creighton News newspaper, as shown by the Affidavit of Publication attached to these minutes.

            Notice of this meeting was simultaneously given to all members and a copy of their acknowledgment and receipt of notice and agenda is attached to these minutes.  All proceedings hereafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was opened to the attendance of the public.

            The minutes of the March 28, 2013 meeting were read.  Chairman O’Connor approved the March 28, 2013 minutes as read.

            There was no public comment on agenda items.

            There was no public comment on non-agenda items.

            A telephone conference was held with Nebraska Unified District #1 Superintendent Dale Martin and Unified District #1 Business Manager Sally Finch.  A court judgment in favor of Charles Cook of Verdigre was reviewed.  The Nebraska Unified District #1 School District amended the 2010-2011 budget lowering the amount needed for the Verdigre School Bond.  In accordance with Court Order Case No. CI10-83, the Verdigre School Bond levy was amended to 0.19505893 that was established and accepted by the Antelope County Board of Equalization.  The court order only affects Plaintiff Charles A. Cook as he was the only one who filed a lawsuit so Mr. Cook will receive a refund of $317.21.  Ruth Cook asked how this could affect only one individual instead of all taxpayers in the District.  Co. Attorney Thomas and the Board said that the Judge outlined what is needed to resolve this and the only refund that is to be issued is to Charles A. Cook.  Motion by Supr. Sokol, seconded by Supr. Miller to authorize County Treasurer Stark to issue a check in the amount of $317.21 to Charles A. Cook for the refund of his 2011 taxes for the Verdigre School Bond in accordance with Court Order Case No. CI10-83 and to withhold that amount from the Verdigre School Bond taxes that will be transmitted to the Nebraska Unified School District #1 – Verdigre School, and to send a copy of the check to the Nebraska Unified District #1 to show proof of the refund as per the Court requirements.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

Motion by Supr. Fuchtman, seconded by Supr. Swanson to approve and keep on file in the Assessor’s Office  the Property Tax Administrator 2013 Reports and Opinions for the Property Tax Administrator.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

            Chairman O’Connor adjourned the Knox County Board of Equalization at 10:40 a.m. on April 11, 2013 until 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, April 25, 2013 for a regular meeting.

I, Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk, do hereby certify that the County Board of Equalization minutes are correct to the best of my knowledge.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                   KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

 

_____________________________________________                 By___________________________________________

Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk                                              Martin J. O’Connor, Chairman

           

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

                                                                                                            Center, Nebraska

                                                                                                            April 25, 2013

                                                                                                            9:30 a.m.

 

            A regular meeting of the Knox County Board of Supervisors was held at the Court House in Center, Nebraska on the date of April 25, 2013 at 9:30 a.m.  Present were Supervisors O’Connor Dist. #1, Swanson Dist. #2, Miller Dist. #3, Sokol, Jr. Dist. #4, Mackeprang Dist. #5, Schlote Dist. #6 and Fuchtman Dist. #7.  Absent was none. Chairman Miller presiding.

Supr. Schlote led the Board in the Pledge of Allegiance.   

            Chairman Miller announced to the public that a copy of the Public Open Meeting Act was posted in the Boardroom.

            Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the Crofton Journal newspaper, as shown by the Affidavit of Publication attached to these minutes.

            Notice of this meeting was simultaneously given to all members and a copy of their acknowledgment and receipt of notice and agenda is attached to these minutes.  All proceedings hereafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was opened to the attendance of the public.

            The following people were present at various times during the meeting: Katie Fritz, Co. Assessor McManigal, Knox County Librarians Collette Panning, Lindsay Nelson, Linda Leader, Virginia Lindquist and Wendy Ketelsen, Weed Supt. Guenther, Angie O’Connor, Econ. Dev. Dir. Cerny, Co. Atty. Thomas, Chris Adelman, Sheriff Henery, Zoning Admin. Doerr, Jebro representatives Mike Spohr and Nick Collins, and Emerg. Mgr. Hintz.

The minutes of the April 11, 2013 meeting were read.  Chairman Miller approved the April 11, 2013 meeting minutes as read.

Correspondence reviewed was: 1. Letter from Nebr. Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice informing the Board of an upcoming inspection of the County Jail for the Nebraska Jail Standards Board; 2. News article of recent Internal Revenue Service audit of York County.

Chairman Miller moves the Board recess at 9:45 a.m. for Board of Equalization.

The Knox County Board of Supervisors reconvened at 10:01 a.m. with all members present.

Katie Fritz with the Highway Superintendent’s Office met with the Board on the following: 1. Information was reviewed on the Ponca Educational Trail southwest of Niobrara along the Ponca Agency road; 2. Reimbursement was received from the State Dept. of Roads for the costs to repair the Helmer slide along the Rec Road; 3. Motion by Supr. Swanson, seconded by Supr. Schlote to adopt Resolution #2013-20 to authorize Chairman Miller to sign the Federal Fund Purchase Program Supplement No. 1 between Knox County and State of Nebraska Department of Roads.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION #2013-20

SIGNING OF THE FEDERAL FUNDS PURCHASE PROGRAM

SUPPLEMENTAL AGREEMENT NO. 1

 

Knox County

Resolution No. 2013-20

 

            WHEREAS, in 2011, LPA and the State entered into a Federal-Aid Transportation Fund Purchase-Sale Agreement (hereinafter referred to as “the Original Agreement”) that provided for the State to purchase at a discount LPA’s share of certain Surface Transportation Program Funding (hereinafter referred to as “STP”) and the Highway Bridge Program (hereinafter referred to as “HBP”) federal-aid funds that had been available to Nebraska LPAs; and

            WHEREAS, later in 2012, the federal government passed interim transportation funding legislation which eliminated the HBP category of funds and did not provide a replacement category of funds related solely to bridge replacement, rehabilitation and maintenance; and

            WHEREAS, the parties to this Supplemental Agreement intend to replace the HBP funds, which will no longer be available, with other federal-aid funds in a substantially similar proportional amount to provide LPAs with funds for bridge replacement, rehabilitation and maintenance; and

            WHEREAS, it has also become necessary for the parties to further address certain National Bridge Inspection Standards compliance issues.

            WHEREAS, Knox County and the Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR) wish to enter into Supplemental Agreement No. 1 setting out the necessary modifications to the Original Agreement.

            Be It Resolved: by the governing body of Knox County that:

            Chairman Virgil Miller is hereby authorized to sign the attached Federal Funds Purchase Program Supplemental Agreement No. 1 between Knox County and the NDOR.

            Adopted this 25th day of April, 2013 at Center, Nebraska.

 

The governing body of Knox County:  Knox County Board of Supervisors

 

Virgil H. Miller /s/                                               Martin J. O’Connor /s/                            Rayder Swanson /s/                  

 

James Sokol, Jr. /s/                                           Norman Mackeprang /s/                         Danny Schlote /s/                     

 

Jim Fuchtman /s/                      

Attest:       (Seal)

Joann M. Fischer /s/                 

Knox County Clerk

 

A public hearing was opened on March 28, 2013 for the vacation and abandonment of portions of two roads between Harrison and Spade Townships.  On April 11, 2013, Chairman Miller closed that Public Hearing at 2:25 P.M. for vacation and abandonment of the following portions of platted Roads #384 and #119 located between Harrison and Spade Townships, Knox County, Nebraska described as follows:

3.       A .9-mile portion of platted Road #384 between the SW1/4NW1/4 and W1/2SW1/4 of Section 19 and the NW1/4NW1/4 of Section 30, all in T31N, R4W; and the SE1/4NE1/4 and E1/2SE1/4 of Section 24 and the NE1/4NE1/4 of Section 25, T31N, R5W, all West of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska

4.       A one-mile portion of platted Road #119 between the W1/2W1/2 of Section 7, T31N, R4W and the E1/2E1/2 of Section 12, T31N, R5W (Station 1 to 3); all West of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska, AND

Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. O’Connor that the publisher’s affidavit of publishing notices herein, be filed with these minutes and as part of this record.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

Motion by Supr. Sokol, seconded by Supr. Schlote to adopt Resolution #2013-21 to vacate and abandon portions of platted Roads #384 and #119 between Harrison and Spade Townships, Knox County, Nebraska.    By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION #2013 - 21

 

WHEREAS, upon the public hearing duly held, after proper notice given, it appears that it would be in the public interest to require the vacation and abandonment of the following portions of platted Roads #384 and #119 located between Harrison and Spade Townships, Knox County, Nebraska described as follows:

1.       A .9-mile portion of platted Road #384 between the SW1/4NW1/4 and W1/2SW1/4 of Section 19 and the NW1/4NW1/4 of Section 30, all in T31N, R4W; and the SE1/4NE1/4 and E1/2SE1/4 of Section 24 and the NE1/4NE1/4 of Section 25, T31N, R5W, all West of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska

2.        A one-mile portion of platted Road #119 between the W1/2W1/2 of Section 7, T31N, R4W and the E1/2E1/2 of Section 12, T31N, R5W (Station 1 to 3); all West of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska, and

 

BE IT, FURTHER, RESOLVED, that the County Clerk mail a copy of this Resolution to each member of the Township Boards of Harrison Township and Spade Township in Knox County, by certified mail, filing her receipts therefore as part of this record.

 

Passed and approved this 25th day of April 2013.

 

ATTEST:   (Seal)                                                            COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

                                                                                    OF KNOX COUNTY, NEBRASKA

 

Joann M. Fischer /s/                                                      By:  Virgil H. Miller /s/                                                   

Knox County Clerk                                                                  Chairman

 

A public hearing was opened on March 28, 2013 for the vacation and abandonment of portions of roads in Harrison Township.  On April 11, 2013, Chairman Miller closed the Public Hearing at 2:25 P.M. for vacation and abandonment of the following portions of platted Roads located in Harrison Township, Knox County, Nebraska described as follows:

15.   A .5-mile portion of platted Road #588 in the South half of Section 16 (from Station 2 to 3);

16.   A 1.05-mile portion of platted Road #329 in Sections 20 and 29 (from Station 2.5 to 5);

17.   A .23-mile portion of platted Road #448 in Section 29 (from Station 0 to 2);

18.   A .23-mile portion of platted Road #201 in Section 29 (from Station 0 to 1);

19.   A .63-mile portion of platted Road #197 in Section 29 (start at east quarter corner of Section 29 to Station 13);

20.   A 1.29-mile portion of platted Road #695 in Sections 19, 20 and 29 (Station 1 to Station13 of Road #197);

21.   A 2.25-mile portion of platted Road #729 in Sections 7, 18 and 19 (Station 1 to 14);

22.   A .4-mile portion of platted Road #353 in Sections 18 and 19 (Station 0 to 3);

23.   A .18-mile portion of platted Road #640 in Section 7 (Station 2 to 3);

24.   A .9-mile portion of platted Road #349 in Section 7 (Station 1 to Road #729 to Station 13 of Road #349);

25.   A .68-mile portion of platted Road #876 in Section 8 (Station 1 to Station 13 of Road #349);

26.   A .73-mile portion of platted Road #349 in Section 5 and 8 (Station 17 to 21);

27.   A .5-mile portion of platted Road #563 in Sections 4 and 5 (Station 3 to 6);

28.   A .38-mile portion of platted Road #845 in Section 5 (Station 14 to 18);

Total of 9.95 miles; ALL located in T31N, R4W of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska.

      It was then moved by Supr. Schlote, seconded by Supr. Mackeprang that the publisher’s affidavit of publishing notice herein, be filed with these minutes and as part of this record.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.                     Motion carried.

It was moved by Supr. Swanson, seconded by Supr. Fuchtman to adopt Resolution #2013-22 to vacate and abandon portions of platted Roads #588, #329, #448, #201, #197, #695, #729, #353 and #845 (Numbers 1-8 and 14) in Harrison Township, Knox County, Nebraska, and due to opposition by the Santee Sioux Tribe, portions of Harrison Township platted Roads #640, #349, #876 and #563 (Numbers 9-13) will not be vacated and abandoned as it would negatively impact the Tribe and tribal members residing in Knox County.    By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION #2013 - 22

 

WHEREAS, upon the public hearing duly held, after proper notice given, it appears that it would be in the public interest to require the vacation and abandonment of the following portions of platted Roads located in Harrison Township, Knox County, Nebraska described as follows:

1.       A .5-mile portion of platted Road #588 in the South half of Section 16 (from Station 2 to 3);

2.       A 1.05-mile portion of platted Road #329 in Sections 20 and 29 (from Station 2.5 to 5);

3.       A .23-mile portion of platted Road #448 in Section 29 (from Station 0 to 2);

4.       A .23-mile portion of platted Road #201 in Section 29 (from Station 0 to 1);

5.       A .63-mile portion of platted Road #197 in Section 29 (start at east quarter corner of Section 29 to Station 13);

6.       A 1.29-mile portion of platted Road #695 in Sections 19, 20 and 29 (Station 1 to Station13 of Road #197);

7.       A 2.25-mile portion of platted Road #729 in Sections 7, 18 and 19 (Station 1 to 14);

8.       A .4-mile portion of platted Road #353 in Sections 18 and 19 (Station 0 to 3);

9.       A .38-mile portion of platted Road #845 in Section 5 (Station 14 to 18);

ALL located in T31N, R4W of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska, and

 

WHEREAS, upon the public hearing duly held, after proper notice given, the Knox County Board of Supervisors will not pursue the vacation and abandonment of the following portions of Harrison Township Roads due to the opposition of the Santee Sioux Tribe for the vacation and abandonment of the following portions of Harrison Township Roads as the Tribe believes the Tribe and tribal members residing in Knox County would negatively impacted:

  1. A .18-mile portion of platted Road #640 in Section 7 (Station 2 to 3);
  2.  A .9-mile portion of platted Road #349 in Section 7 (Station 1 to Road #729 to Station 13 of Road #349);
  3.  A .68-mile portion of platted Road #876 in Section 8 (Station 1 to Station 13 of Road #349);
  4.  A .73-mile portion of platted Road #349 in Section 5 and 8 (Station 17 to 21);
  5.  A .5-mile portion of platted Road #563 in Sections 4 and 5 (Station 3 to 6);

 

BE IT, FURTHER, RESOLVED, that the County Clerk mail a copy of this Resolution to each member of the Township Board of Harrison Township in Knox County, by certified mail, filing her receipts therefore as part of this record.

 

Passed and approved this 25th day of April 2013.

 

ATTEST:           (Seal)                                                    COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

                                                                                    OF KNOX COUNTY, NEBRASKA

 

Joann M. Fischer /s/                                                      By:  Virgil H. Miller /s/                                       

Knox County Clerk                                                                 Chairman

 

Motion by Supr. O’Connor, seconded by Supr. Schlote to go into executive session at 10:16 a.m. for pending litigation.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.  Chairman Miller reiterated that the executive session will be held on pending litigation.  The Board came out of executive session at 10:28 a.m.  Chairman Miller stated that the executive session was held solely on pending litigation.

Knox County Librarians updated the Board on the programs available at their respective libraries and how the County’s contribution is used to provide services and materials.  Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr.  Fuchtman to make an annual contribution of $3,500 to each of the six libraries in Knox County.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

Weed Supt. Guenther met with the Board on the following:  1. Annual contribution for purple loosestrife bio control beetles.  The beetles have made a great impact on controlling the spread of purple loosestrife and has helped to keep the use of chemical over our waters at a minimum.  They also help protect the endangered species, like the least tern and piping plover whose habitat is the sandy islands of the rivers.  Motion by Supr. Swanson, seconded by Supr. Sokol to make a $500 donation to the South Dakota/Nebraska Purple Loosestrife Management Project, Inc. for purple loosestrife bio control beetles.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried; 2. Update on new additions to the list of noxious weeds in Nebraska.

Angie O’Connor from Avera updated the Board on the results of the 2013 Wellness Program.  Mrs. O’Connor praised the Board for providing this service to the County employees.  Discussion was held on improvements from past years, points to improve on to keep the employees healthy thereby cutting medical costs, and provided services.         Thirty-nine employees participated in the 2013 Wellness Program.

Motion by Supr. Swanson, seconded by Supr. Sokol to go into executive session at 11:23 a.m. so as to protect the reputation of loan borrowers while reviewing loan balances and payments.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.  Chairman Miller reiterated that the executive session will be held so as to protect the reputation of loan borrowers while reviewing loan balances and payments.  The Board came out of executive session at 11:43 a.m.  Chairman Miller stated that the executive session was held solely on the review of loan balances and payments.

Co. Attorney Thomas discussed with the Board employee classifications and salaries.

Supr. O’Connor left the meeting briefly.

Motion by Supr. Fuchtman, seconded by Supr. Mackeprang to authorize Chairman Miller to sign the Amended Ponca Tribe Application for Tourism Development Program Community Development Block Grant.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Dist. #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent Dist. #1.  Motion carried.

The Board made their quarterly visit to the County Jail as per Nebraska Revised Statute 47-109.

Chairman Miller moves the Board recess at 12:00 p.m. for lunch.

The Knox County Board of Supervisors reconvened at 12:55 p.m. with all members present.

Motion by Supr. Swanson, seconded by Supr. Mackeprang that all claims, audited and approved for payment or rejected by the Claims Committee be allowed or rejected subject to delinquent personal taxes. By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.  Claims totaling $105,120.09 are listed at the end of these proceedings

Motion by Supr. O’Connor, seconded by Supr. Fuchtman that the receipts be accepted and placed on file, by roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried. Receipts totaled $323,913.07. 

#15134 – Cedar Co. Treas., tax coll.-Crofton Fire Gen. & Sink & Wausa Fire Gen. & Sink, 3,602.38; #15135 – Knox Co. Zoning, bldg. permits, 110.00; #15136 – St. of Nebr., hwy. alloc. & mtr. veh. fee, 149,542.56; #15137 – Verdigre Township, motorgrader bits, 210.00; #15138 – Arrowhead Contracting, Inc., Santee Boat Basin grading reimbursement, 60.00; #15139 – Omaha World Herald, refund advertising costs, 318.24; #15140 – National Pharmaceuticals SVCS, mfr. formulary rebate, 52.27; #15141 – Main Street Grocery, econ. dev. pmt., 790.80; #15142 – Elaine’s Tavern, econ. dev. pmt., 234.24; #15143 – Uptown Beauty, econ. dev. pmt., 341.00; #15144 – Knox Co. Chiropractic, econ. dev. pmt., 70.67; #15145 – Verdigre Chiropractic, econ. dev. pmt., 35.33; #15146 – Green Valley Veterinary, econ. dev. pmt., 702.70; #15147 – Downtown Auto, econ. dev. pmt., 923.45; #15148 – Julie’s Styling Salon, econ. dev. pmt., 245.13; #15149 – Sherman Street Apts., econ. dev. pmt., 443.81; #15150 – Trustworthy Hardware, econ. dev. pmt., 665.72; #15151 – Pronto, econ. dev. pmt., 706.70; #15152 – Clk. of Dist. Crt., fees, copies, crt. costs, fines & passport fees, 2,887.55; #15153 - Knox Co. Veteran’s Service, mlge. reimb., 20.00; #15154 – Knox Co. Clk., marr. lic., 15.00; #15155 – SID #1, maintenance fee, 600.00; #15156 – St. of Nebr., qrtly. reimb. of child support, 3,662.55; #15157 – St. of Nebr., lodging tax, 1,010.96;   #15158 – Comm. St. Bk., int., 490.68; #15159 – Knox Co. Sheriff, BIA reimb. housing inmates, 1,742.00; #15160 – SID #1, maintenance fee, 500.00; #15161 – VOID; #15162 – SID #1, maintenance fee, 400.00; #15163 – St. of Nebr., Crofton Bluffs Name Plate Tax, 24,693.00; #15164 – Knox Co. Zoning, bldg. permits, 90.00; #15165 – Bazile Creek Power Sports, econ. dev. pmt., 450.00; #15166 – White Tail River Lodge, econ. dev. pmt., 306.00; #15167 – Grand Central, econ. dev. pmt., 221.91; #15168 – Nebr. Emergency SVC Comm., reimb. of NESCA dues, 15.00; #15169 – St. of Nebr., costs reimbursement for Rec RD (Helmer Slide), 127,753.42;

At 1:00 p.m., Chairman Miller opened the advertised asphalt oil bids.  Bids received were:  Jebro, Inc., Sioux City IA – MC70 - $3.0500/gallon; MC250 - $2.9000/gallon; MC800 - $2.8140/gallon; CRS-2 - $2.1300/gallon FOB Sioux City IA, freight $588/load additional, two hours allowed for unloading, demurrage charges after two hours is $75/hour; $50.00 pumping fee; Flint Hills Resources, L.P., Omaha NE – MC70 – No bid; MC250 – No bid; MC800 – 558 tons - $668.50/ton ($2.7624/gallon).  After a telephone call to Flint Hills for clarification on their bid, there is a $60 demurrage charge after the first hour and no pumping charge.  Motion by Supr. Sokol, seconded by Supr. Swanson to accept all submitted asphalt oil bids.  Discussion was held on the motion.  Motion by Supr. Fuchtman, seconded by Supr. Mackeprang to amend the original motion by stipulating to commit to half of the estimated 135,000 gallons of the MC800 from Jebro, Inc. and the other half from Flint Hills Resources, L.P. at the prices in the submitted bids.  Roll call vote to amend the original motion – Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.  Roll call votes on the original motion with the conditions of the amendment – Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

Sheriff Henery and the Board discussed the prisoner exercise area that will be relocated to the west side of the Courthouse.

Co. Attorney Thomas and Co. Clerk Fischer updated the Board on the recent meeting with a mechanical engineer, an electrical engineer and Architect Mannes for the elevator addition.

Conditional Use Permit #CU0009 and Resolution #2013-18 that was approved and adopted at a public hearing on March 28, 2013 for Warren Diedrichsen that would allow six residences per quarter section contained the wrong legal description.  The legal description on the Permit Application and Resolution #2013-18 listed the Southwest ¼ of Section 19, T29N, R5W of the 6th P.M. but should have been the Southeast ¼.  The publishing for the public hearing did list the correct legal description.  Motion by Supr. Fuchtman, seconded by Supr. Schlote to adopt Resolution #2013-23 Amending Resolution #2013-18 for the correction of legal description.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION #2013 - 23

AMENDING RESOLUTION #2013 – 18

 

WHEREAS, Resolution #2013 – 18 was adopted on March 28, 2013 by the Knox County Board of Supervisors approving Conditional Use Permit #CU0009 for Warren Diedrichsen and such permit stated that it was to allow 6 residences per quarter section in the Southwest ¼ of Section 19, Township 29 North, Range 5 West of the 6th P.M., and

WHEREAS,  A Subdivision Agreement and a Small Tract Subdivision Plat were approved on March 28, 2013 for an irregular tract of land located in the SE1/4 of Section 19, T29N, R5W of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska described as follows:  Commencing at the southeast corner of said SE1/4; thence S 89º58’10” W (assumed bearing) on the south line of said SE1/4, a distance of 1,177.00 feet; thence N 00º28’17” W, a distance of 49.88 feet to the north right of way line of State of Nebraska Highway #59, being on the west line of a tract of land as recorded in Deed Book 125, Page 318, also being the True point of beginning; thence N 89º 47’20” W on said north right of way  line, a distance of 702.78 feet; thence N 00º01’50” W, a distance of 181.20 feet; thence N 89º24’14” E, a distance of 701.34 feet to the northwest corner of said tract of land; thence S 00º 28’17” E on said west line of said tract of land, a distance of 191.09 feet to the point of beginning, containing 3.000 acres of land, more or less, subject to all easements of record, and

WHEREAS, a  Publisher’s Affidavit shows that the Notice of Public Hearing on the Subdivision Agreement, the Small Tract Subdivision Plat and the Conditional Use Permit stated that the real estate was located in the SE1/4 of Section 19, Township 29 North, Range 5 West of the 6th P.M., and

WHEREAS, the 3-acre tract is indeed located in the SE1/4 of Section 19, Township 29 North, Range 5 West of the 6th P.M. and not in the SW1/4 as stated in Resolution #2013-18, and

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED, that Resolution #2013 – 18 is hereby amended to reflect that Conditional Use Permit #CU0009 submitted by Warren Diedrichsen is approved to allow 6 residences per quarter section in the Southeast ¼ of Section 19, Township 29 North, Range 5 West of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska.

Dated this 11th day of April, 2013.

 

KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

Virgil H. Miller /s/                                               Martin J. O’Connor /s/                            Rayder Swanson /s/                  

Virgil H. Miller, Chairman, District #3                   Martin J. O’Connor, District #1                Rayder Swanson, District #2                                                      

James Sokol, Jr. /s/                                           Norman Mackeprang /s/                         Danny Schlote /s/                     

James Sokol, Jr., District #4                               Norman Mackeprang, District #5             Danny Schlote, District #6         

 

Attest:  (Seal)                                                    Jim Fuchtman /s/                      

Joann M. Fischer /s/                                          Jim Fuchtman, District #7

Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk

 

Emergency Manager Hintz updated the Board on grant funding.  The County receives funding for a portion of the Emergency Manager budget and Emergency Manager Hintz suggested that some of the funds be used to purchase a flat screen television, table top projector and screen for the new meeting room that will be in the basement portion of the new addition.  The room will be used for meetings, a storm shelter and a disaster command center.

There was no public comment on agenda items.

Public comment on non-agenda items was given by Supr. Swanson and Zoning Admin. Doerr.  They had attended the recent meeting in Niobrara given by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Park Service on a Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Land Protection Plan for the Niobrara Confluence and Ponca Bluffs Conservation Areas.  The draft statement and land protection plan identifies the purpose and need for a joint conservation effort along the Missouri River in northeast Nebraska and southeast South Dakota and describes and evaluates four alternative plans for managing wildlife, habitat, recreational access, and protection of historic sites.  The primary source of funding comes from fees paid to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement by companies drilling offshore for oil and gas.  Other minor income sources are the sale of surplus Federal real estate and taxes on motorboat fuel.  Discussion was held on the mapped area of interest, conservation acres, purchasing fee title real estate that would eventually come off of the tax roles, conservation easements that would allow property owners to retain ownership and would allow grazing, and limiting long-range development for the County in that area as no development can take place on the assigned acres, and affects this will have on the comprehensive plans.  The Board will need to make comments to the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service by June 14.

Motion by Supr. O’Connor, seconded by Supr. Mackeprang to place on file the Clerk of District Court March Fee Report.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

Motion by Supr. Swanson, seconded by Supr. Sokol to place on file the County Sheriff’s Quarterly Fee Report for fees collected from January 1, 2013 through March 31, 2013.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Sokol to authorize Chairman Miller to sign AIA Document  A133™ - 2009 – Agreement between Knox County of Nebraska as owner and RaDec Construction Co. Inc. of Hartington, Construction Manager at Risk for the elevator addition, contingent upon County Attorney Thomas’ review and approval.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

GENERAL FUND.  Adams Electric, Inc., furnace repairs & labor, 530.15; AS Central Services, AS use, 48.25; Bomgaars, bldg. rep., fuses & paint, 47.72; Center Garage, tire, 105.00; CenturyLink, long distance, 70.56; Creighton Pronto, gas, 30.49; Des Moines Stamp Co., stamps, 118.50; F & M St. Bk., checks, 13.50; F & M St. Bk., ACH file, 20.00; First National Bank Omaha, gas, parts, meals, software & supp., 1,915.32; Integrated Cardiology Group, LLC,  pris. med., 21.68; Jason Wessendorf, comp. rep., 65.00; K/V Electric, LLC, fix chair lift, 80.00; Lancaster Co. Sheriff’s Office, paper service, 7.19; Midtown Holiday Inn, lodging, 207.00; NACO, reg., 165.00; NACT, reg., 120.00; Niobrara School Bond Special Election Workers, 440.39; Office Systems, Co., contract renewal, 522.70; Postmaster, postage, 920.00; Quill, supp., 1,024.04; Thomson Reuters-West, subs., 114.50; Vickie McManigal, janitor cont., 2,869.78; Walmart, gun supp. & computer, 536.82.

ROAD FUND.  Salaries, 44,940.56; Advanced Energy Fuel, diesel, 427.80; Ameritas Life Ins. Corp., retirement Co. pays, 3,009.19; Avera Medical Group, drug test, 25.00; B’s Enterprises, Inc., signs, 210.00; Battle Creek Farmers Pride, propane & move tank, 1,112.70; Bauer Welding & Repair, repairs, 10.00; Bernard Glover, prior serv., 20.00; Big Red Mini Mart, gas, 81.24; Bomgaars, supp. & gas, 457.25; Cedar-Knox PPD, electricity, 167.19; Coll. of Int. Rev., Soc. Sec. Co. pays, 3,371.74; Co. of Knox Employee Benefit Acct., HealthCare Solutions Group, Inc., ins. Co. pays, 10,473.60; Creighton Pronto, gas, 95.74; Don Pahl, prior serv., 25.00; First National Bank of Omaha, CPR shields, motel, meals, 377.82; Freeman Oil, LLC, diesel, 1,846.80; Health Plan Services, Inc., ins. Co. pays, 497.52; Herbert Feed & Grain Co., diesel, 3,921.10; HJ Welding, shop materials, 9.95; Holiday Inn, lodging, 339.80; Kathleen Fritz, meal & mlge., 234.85; Keith W. Mainquist, prior serv., 12.00; Larry D. Pilar, prior serv., 21.00; Lincoln Nat’l Life Ins. Co., ins. Co. pays, 32.30; NPPD, electricity, 170.41; R & K Motor Parts, supp., repairs, & filters, 996.88; Scott Grim, meals, 5.87; SourceGas Distribution, LLC, htg. fuel, 310.27; Vakoc Excavating, LLC., gravel & haul, 2,640.00; Village of Wausa, water, sewer & garbage, 114.55.

            CHILD SUPPORT FUND.  CenturyLink, long distance, 4.15; Marathon, file folders, 156.99; The Monitor, publ., 65.30.

            VISITOR’S IMPROVEMENT FUND.  Great Plains Comm., kiosk internet, 124.42.

            C & C DEVELOPMENT FUND.  Center for Rural Entrepreneurship, training, 200.00; CenturyLink, long distance, 4.15; First Nat’l Bk. Omaha, travel & training, 356.41; Matt Cerny, mlge., 176.28; Nebr. Planning & Zoning Assn., reg., 55.00.

            INHERITANCE FUND.  Krotter Hoffman, crt. appt. atty., 3,270.47; Mannes Architects, LLC, architect fees, 14,214.75.

            911 EMERGENCY FUND.  CenturyLink, phone, 510.50 First Nat’l Bk. of Omaha, software, 29.95.

 

                                                                                    TOTALS

 

                                    General Fund                                                                   9,993.59

                                    Road Fund                                                                    75,958.13

                                    Child Support Fund                                                             226.44

                                    Visitor’s Improvement Fund                                                  124.42

                                    C & C Development Fund                                                     791.84

                                    Inheritance Fund                                                            17,485.22

                                    911 Emergency Fund                                                            540.45

                                                                                    Total                             105,120.09

 

Chairman Miller adjourned the Knox County Board of Supervisors at 2:53 p.m., April 25, 2013 until Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. for a regular meeting.

            I, Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk, do hereby certify that the County Board minutes are correct to the best of my knowledge.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                   COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

                                                                                                OF KNOX COUNTY, NEBRASKA

 

______________________________________                              By___________________________________________

Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk                                               Virgil H. Miller, Chairman

 

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION    

           

                                                                                                            April 25, 2013   

                                                                                                            Center, Nebraska

9:45 a.m.

 

A regular meeting of the Knox County Board of Equalization was held at the Court House in Center, Nebraska on the date of April 25, 2013 at 9:45 a.m.  Present were Supervisors O’Connor Dist. #1, Swanson Dist. #2, Miller Dist. #3, Sokol, Jr. Dist. #4, Mackeprang Dist. #5, Schlote Dist. #6 and Fuchtman Dist. #7.  Absent was none..  Chairman O’Connor presiding.    Also present was Co. Assessor McManigal.

            Chairman O’Connor announced to the public that a copy of the Public Open Meeting Act was posted in the Boardroom.

            Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the Crofton Journal newspaper, as shown by the Affidavit of Publication attached to these minutes.

            Notice of this meeting was simultaneously given to all members and a copy of their acknowledgment and receipt of notice and agenda is attached to these minutes.  All proceedings hereafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was opened to the attendance of the public.

            The minutes of the April 11, 2013 meeting were read.  Chairman O’Connor approved the April 11, 2013 minutes as read.

            There was no public comment on agenda items.

            There was no public comment on non-agenda items.

Motion by Supr. Fuchtman, seconded by Supr. Swanson that the Tax Claims Committee recommendation on Tax Claim #7749 be accepted and granted and the County Assessor is hereby directed to execute the proper adjustments on the tax records by roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none. Motion carried.

Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Sokol that the Tax Claims Committee recommendation on Tax Claims #7750 and #7751 be accepted and granted and the County Assessor is hereby directed to execute the proper adjustments on the tax records by roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none. Motion carried.

            Co. Assessor McManigal informed the Board that she received an email stating that she will not have to go before TERC to justify the values for this year. 

            Chairman O’Connor adjourned the Knox County Board of Equalization at 10:01 a.m. on April 25, 2013 until 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 for a regular meeting.

            I, Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk, do hereby certify that the County Board of Equalization minutes are correct to the best of my knowledge.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                   KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

 

_____________________________________________                 By___________________________________________

Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk                                              Martin J. O’Connor, Chairman

 

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

                                                                                                            Center, Nebraska

                                                                                                            May 8, 2013

                                                                                                            9:30 a.m.

 

            A regular meeting of the Knox County Board of Supervisors was held at the Court House in Center, Nebraska on the date of May 8, 2013 at 9:30 a.m.  Present were Supervisors O’Connor Dist. #1, Swanson Dist. #2, Miller Dist. #3, Sokol, Jr. Dist. #4, Mackeprang Dist. #5, Schlote Dist. #6 and Fuchtman Dist. #7.  Absent was none. Chairman Miller presiding.

Supr. O’Connor led the Board in the Pledge of Allegiance.

            Chairman Miller announced to the public that a copy of the Public Open Meeting Act was posted in the Boardroom.

            Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the Creighton News newspaper, as shown by the Affidavit of Publication attached to these minutes.

            Notice of this meeting was simultaneously given to all members and a copy of their acknowledgment and receipt of notice and agenda is attached to these minutes.  All proceedings hereafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was opened to the attendance of the public.

            The following people were present at various times during the meeting: Co. Assessor McManigal, Dan  Barnes, Hwy. Supt. Barta, Wausa Gazette Reporter Deanna Anderson, Zoning Admin. Doerr, Roger Vech, Sheriff Henery and Co. Atty. Thomas.

The minutes of the April 25, 2013 meeting were read.  Chairman Miller approved the April 25, 2013 meeting minutes with the correction that a meeting room that will be in the basement portion of the new addition could possibly be used as a potential disaster command center. 

Correspondence reviewed was: 1. Nebraska Department of Roads letter regarding the State Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP).

Chairman Miller moves the Board recess at 9:45 a.m. for Board of Equalization.

The Knox County Board of Supervisors reconvened at 10:03 a.m. with all members present.

            Hwy. Supt. Barta met with the Board on the following: 1. A request was received from the Peoria and Morton Township Boards to change road classification from local to “Minimum Maintenance” on a road between the South half of Section 36 in Peoria Township and the North half of Section 1 in Morton Township.  Motion by Supr. Sokol, seconded by Supr. Mackeprang to set a public hearing on May 30 for the change of road classification from local to “Minimum Maintenance” on a township road between Section 36 of Peoria Township and Section 1 in Morton Township.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried; 2. A request was received from the Central Township Board to vacate and abandon a .75-mile portion of 880 Road (Platted Road #550).  Motion by Supr. Schlote, seconded by Supr. Sokol to adopt Resolution #2013 – 24 directing Hwy. Supt. Barta to conduct a study for the vacation and abandonment of a .75-mile portion of 880 Road (Platted Road #550) between the SE1/4SW1/4 and the S1/2SE1/4 of Section 8 and the NE1/4NW1/4 and the N1/2NE1/4 of Section 17, all in T30N, R4W of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska.   By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION #2013 – 24

 

            WHEREAS the Central Township Board has requested to vacate and abandon a portion of #880 Road (Platted Road #550) as follows:

                        A .75-mile portion of 880 Road (Platted Road #550) between the SE1/4SW1/4 and the S1/2SE1/4

of Section 8 and the NE1/4NW1/4 and the N1/2NE1/4 of Section 17, all in T30N, R4W of the 6th

P.M., Knox County, Nebraska

WHEREAS the Highway Superintendent must conduct a study of vacating and abandoning such roads, and

NOW BE IT RESOLVED, the Knox County Board of Supervisors hereby directs Hwy. Supt. Kevin R. Barta to conduct a study of vacating and abandoning a .75-mile portion of #880 Road (Platted Road #550) as described above.

Passed this 8th day of May 2013.

 

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

KNOX COUNTY, NEBRASKA

 

Virgil H. Miller /s/                                               Martin J. O’Connor /s/                            Rayder Swanson /s/                  

Virgil H. Miller, Chairman, Dist. #3                       Martin J. O’Connor, Dist. #1                    Rayder Swanson, Dist. #2

 

James Sokol, Jr. /s/                                           Norman Mackeprang /s/                         Danny R. Schlote /s/                 

James Sokol, Jr., Dist. #4                                   Norman Mackeprang, Dist. #5                 Danny R. Schlote, Dist. #6

 

ATTEST:   (Seal)                                                Jim Fuchtman /s/                      

Joann M. Fischer /s/                                          Jim Fuchtman, Dist. #7

Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk

 

            3.  Motion by Supr. O’Connor, seconded Supr. Schlote to adopt Resolution #2013-25 to authorize Chairman Miller to sign a Program Agreement for 2013 Fracture Critical Bridge Inspections.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

           

RESOLUTION #2013-25

SIGNING OF A PROGRAM AGREEMENT

FOR 2013 FRACTURE CRITICAL BRIDGE INSPECTIONS

Knox County

Resolution No. 2013-25

 

            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:  Knox 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 project;

            Whereas:  Knox County and the NDOR 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 Knox County, Nebraska that:

            Virgil Miller, Chair of the Knox County Board of Supervisors is hereby authorized to sign the attached Program Agreement between the Knox County and the NDOR.

Project No.       STP-NBIS(99)

Control No.      00886

Project Name:  2013 Statewide Fracture Critical Bridge Inspections

Adopted this 8th day of May, 2013 at Center Nebraska.

 

The Board of Supervisors of Knox County, Nebraska

 

Virgil H. Miller /s/                                               Martin J. O’Connor /s/                            Rayder Swanson /s/                  

Jim Sokol, Jr. /s/                                                Norman Mackeprang /s/                         Danny R. Schlote /s/                 

                                                                        Jim Fuchtman /s/                      

ATTEST:

Joann M. Fischer /s/                 

County Clerk

 

            4.  Discussion was held on putting warning lights on the snow plow trucks.  The estimated cost would be $450 per truck.  Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. O’Connor to install safety blue and amber lights on the five County snow plow trucks at an estimated cost of $450 per truck.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried;  5.  Quotes for a used crawler dozer were reviewed.  Quotes received were: 1. Murphy Equipment, Sioux City IA - 2004 JD 550H LT Crawler Dozer, $54,500.00; 2. Ziegler Equipment, Sioux City IA – 2008 Cat D5K with 5,290 hours, $85,000.00; 2005 D5GLGP with 4,269 hours, $56,500.00.  Motion by Supr. Fuchtman, seconded by Supr. Sokol to purchase a used JD 2004 550H LT Crawler Dozer from Murphy Equipment, Sioux City IA in the amount of $54,500.00.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried; 6. The bid letting for the Bloomfield West Federal-aid Bridge project will be May 23; 7. Update of Lindy North BIA Project.  A Federal audit of the project will be done today at 11:00 a.m.; 8. Bridge crew update; 9. Oil crew update; 10. Verdigre North Federal Aid Bridge Project update.

            Motion by Supr. O’Connor, seconded by Supr. Swanson to place on file the Clerk of the District Court April Fee Report.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

            Zoning Admin. Doerr met with the Board on the following: 1. Motion by Supr. Swanson, seconded by Supr. Fuchtman to place on file the March 12, 2013 Planning Commission meeting minutes and the April Permits Report.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried; 2. GIS Workshop renewal.  The annual renewal of the GIS Workshop internet program for the Zoning Office and the Assessor’s Office is due.  Motion by Supr. Fuchtman, seconded by Supr. O’Connor to pay the annual GIS Workshop renewal fee of $2,500 for the Zoning Office and $4,800 for the Assessor’s Office with the funds to be used from the KENO Fund as community betterment.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried; 3. Update from the last Planning Commission meeting.  A joint public informational meeting will be held on June 11, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bloomfield Community Center on livestock friendly designation;  4. A question had arisen on whether Supervisors should attend Zoning meetings.  Co. Attorney Thomas said that Supervisors can attend the Zoning meetings.

            The advertised bid opening was held for concrete for a new prisoner exercise yard and sidewalks between the two Annex buildings and the Courthouse, the construction of the new exercise yard and sidewalks and the moving of the chain link fence from the existing exercise site to the new site.  The bids do not include the moving of the razor wire as that will be done by the company who installed it.  Chairman Miller announced to the public that the County reserves the right to reject any and all bids and further reserves the right to accept any bid that best serves the County.  Bids received were: Roger Vech, Verdigre NE - $19,817.43; Brent Arens Construction, Crofton NE - $18,253.00; OK Concrete Construction, Inc., Wausa NE - $17,000.00.  Motion by Supr. Schlote, seconded by Supr. Mackeprang to accept the bid from OK Concrete of Wausa NE in the amount of $17,000.00 for concrete for a new prisoner exercise yard and sidewalks between the two Annex buildings and the Courthouse, the construction of the new exercise yard and sidewalks and the moving of the chain link fence from the existing exercise site to the new site and that a contract listing all conditions will be signed.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried. 

Spade Township Clerk Don Henery and the Board discussed the recent application from the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska to place 464.97 acres into trust with the United States of America thus taking these acres off of the tax rolls.  The matter was tabled until the next meeting as the Spade Township Board has not met yet and would like to present their opinion on the application.

There will be a vacancy on the Missouri Sedimentation Action Coalition Board and the Knox County Board of Supervisors were asked if a Board member would volunteer for the vacancy.  Motion by Supr. Fuchtman, seconded by Supr. Sokol to appoint Supr. Swanson to the Missouri Sedimentation Action Coalition Board.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Abstain District #2.  Motion carried.

Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Sokol to extend the hours for KENO at the Cattails Saloon and Eatery in Center to 2:00 a.m. as per the request from Cattails owners Jim and Debby Bonge who are allowed by the Village of Center to remain open until 2:00 a.m.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nay District #1.  Motion carried.

Motion by Supr. Swanson, seconded by Supr. Fuchtman that all claims, audited and approved for payment by the Claims Committee be allowed subject to delinquent personal taxes. By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.   Nays none.  Motion carried.  Claims totaling $240,411.45 are listed at the end of these proceedings.

 Motion by Supr. Schlote, seconded by Supr. O’Connor that the receipts be accepted and placed on file, by roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried. Receipts totaled $150,187.06.

#15170 – Vonage, 911 surcharges, 10.00; #15171 – SID #1, maintenance fee, 500.00; #15172 – Brunswick State Bank, int., 462.33; #15173 – Midwest Bank, int., 325.48; #15174 – St. of Nebr., airline tax, 3,318.92; #15175 – Knox Co. Zoning, bldg. permit, 10.00; #15176 – U.S. Marshall/U.S. Treasury, reimb. housing prisoner, 337.50; #15177 – Knox Co. Attorney, STOP funds, 160.00; #15178 – Jack’s Qwikshop, liq. lic. & occ. tax, 225.00; #15179 – Santee Sioux Nation dba Ohiya Casino, liq. lic. & occ. tax, 275.00; #15180 – F. & M. St. Bk., CDARS int., 1,302.97; #15181 – SID #1, maintenance fee, 600.00; #15182 – SID #1, maintenance fee, 100.00; #15183 – Commercial St. Bk., int., 2,453.43; #51584 – Midwest Bk., int., 5,572.60; #15185 – U.S. Treasury, reimb. of Federal Excise Tax, 2,850.12; #15186 – SID #1, maintenance fee, 200.00; #15187 – Commercial St. Bk., int., 436.47; #15188 – Brunswick St. Bk., int., 1,972.60; #15189 – St. of Nebr., 911 wireless funding, 5,075.54; #15190 – Great Plains Comm. Inc., 911 surcharges, 11,988.12; #15191 – Santee Sioux Nation, dispatching services 1st qtr., 6,250.00; #15192 – Blue Moon Resort, liq. lic. & occ. tax, 475.00; #15193 – Creighton Community Country Club, liq. lic. & occ. tax, 275.00; #15194 – Knox Co. Treas., int., 990.88; #15195 – Knox Co. Treas., int., 311.77; #15196 – St. of Nebr., homestead pmt. & rent, 52,290.51; #15197 – St. of Nebr., MFO, 37,079.20; #15198 – Knox Co. Clk., marr. lic., 15.00; #15199 – SID #1, maint. fee, 500.00; #15200 – Green Valley Veterinary, econ. dev. pmt., 702.70; #15201 – Julie’s Styling Salon, econ. dev. pmt., 245.13; #15202 – Main Street Grocery, econ. dev. pmt., 790.80; #15203 – Steffen Service, econ. dev. pmt., 1,257.80; #15204 – Uptown Beauty, econ. dev. pmt., 341.00; #15205 – Crofton Lakeview Golf, liq. lic. & occ. tax, 275.00; #15206 – Tammy Henery, purchase bottled water for Annex #2, 15.00; #15207 – Knox Co. Sheriff, auto insp. & handgun permits, 590.00; #15208 – Knox Co. Clk., plats, misc. fees, marr. lic. & copies, 195.74; #15209 – Knox Co. Zoning, bldg. permits, 20.00; #15210 – SID #1, maintenance fee, 500.00; #15211 – U. S. Marshall/United States Treasury, reimb. housing prisoner, 67.50; #15212 – Don McElhose Trucking & Const., motorgrader bits, 140.00; #15213 – Lyle J. Schwartz, inh. tax & int. – John B. Schwartz Est., 528.78; #15214 – National Pharmaceutical SVCS, manufacturer formulary rebate, 26.52; #15215 – VOID; #15216 – VOID; #15217 – VOID; #15218 – VOID; #15219 – Knox Co. Treas., postage for mailing mtr. veh. lic., 200.52; #15220 – Clk. of Dist. Crt., filing fees, copies, bail bond, passport fees, 475.00; #15221 – Knox Co. Court, fines & crt. costs, 2,536.00; #15222 – Reg. of Deeds, fees & doc. st. tax, 4,900.91; #15223 – Knox Co. Treas., cancel outstanding checks, 15.22.

Motion by Supr. Swanson, seconded by Supr. Sokol to approve a three-year contract with Michael J. Pommer, CPA of Wakefield, Nebraska for auditing services for fiscal years ending June 2013, 2014 and 2015 with the cost of a single audit to be $7,500 for the first year, $7,700 for the second year and $8,000 for the third year.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

Chairman Miller moves the Board recess at 12:03 p.m. for lunch.

The Knox County Board of Supervisors reconvened at 12:45 p.m. with all members present.

There was no public comment on agenda items.

Public comment on non-agenda items was given by Supr. Mackeprang who informed the Board that he had been asked if the Knox County Board of Supervisors was going to adopt a resolution like the Holt County Board of Supervisors did expressing their opinion that they did not want the oil pipeline to cross Holt County.

            Supr. Sokol read a letter from Leroy Buchholz introducing himself to the Board.  Mr. Buchholz was appointed to the Extension Board and one of his requirements was to be introduced to the Board of Supervisors.

            Discussion was held on the final regulations issued by the IRS and the Department of Health and Human Services that provides two new temporary fees that will be due as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).  The first year the County will have to pay $1 per employee covered by the County’s health insurance benefit but the cost will increase in 2014 to $63 per covered employee.  These fees will fund the upcoming federal health program.

            The Board and Co. Attorney Thomas discussed a pending lawsuit filed by the SID #1 Butler County.

            The Board and Co. Attorney Thomas discussed a letter received from the Woodbury County Supervisors requesting payment for costs associated with a Medical Examiner’s report of a deceased Knox County resident.  Co. Attorney Thomas said that Knox County is not required to pay the bill as the accident did not take place in Knox County.

GENERAL FUND.  Salaries, 113,272.09; Ameritas Life Ins. Corp., retirement Co. pays, 7,605.29; Amy Johnson, travel exp., 14.70; AS Central Finance, teletype, 448.00; Bloomfield Tire & Oil LLC, gas, 225.83; Bomgaars, grass seed, 23.97; Coll. of Int. Rev., Soc. Sec. Co. pays, 8,410.96; Co. of Knox Emp. Ben. Acct. HealthCare Solutions Group Inc., ins. Co. pays, 24,874.80; Creighton News, notices & bd. proc., 468.58; Crofton Journal/Niobrara Tribune, publ. & bd. proc., 571.61; Dale P. Riesberg, mtg. exp., 36.30; Dean Wavrunek, mlge., 86.28; Dean Wilken, mtg. exp., 31.22; Donald J. Jiracek, prior serv., 25.00; Ecowater Systems, bottled water, 150.00; Elaine’s Tavern & Café, pris. meals, 4,033.00; ESRI, maintenance, 700.00; Great Plains Comm., phone/internet, 1,559.52; Greg Kuhlman, mtg. exp., 38.56; Health Plan Services, ins. Co. pays, 1,153.24; Herbert Feed & Grain Co., diesel, 502.40; Jim Kotrous, mtg. exp., 56.64; JoAnn P. Knori, prior serv., 20.00; John Thomas, mlge., fax & copies, 199.40; Keith Nielsen, mtg. exp., 36.30; Ken Foner, mtg. exp., 52.12; Key Sanitation, LLC, garbage, 104.00; Lincoln Nat’l Life Ins. Co., bal. due, 22.24; Lincoln Nat’l Life Ins. Co., ins. Co. pays, 74.39; Marriott Hotel & Resorts, lodging, 301.00; Microfilm Imaging, scan equip., 46.00; MIPS, comp. prog., 638.93; NACO, reg., 80.00; St. of Nebr., Dept. of Labor, unemp., 1,847.19; Name Redacted, medicare prem. reimb., 311.06; Norman Mackeprang, mlge., 65.54; Name Redacted, medicare prem. reimb., 567.30; NCPPD, elect., 1,842.83; Pat Birmingham, mtg. exp., 52.12; Quill, supp., 196.20; Ramada Inn-Kearney, lodging, 216.00; Reliable Office Supplies, paper, 146.43; Robert Ganz, mtg. exp., 52.12; Ruth Vonderohe, mlge. & travel exp., 633.25; Tammy Henery, snow/ice/lawn/flower bed cleaning, 1,622.00; Telebeep Wireless, pagers, 51.33; The Farner Co., Inc., utensils, 195.10; The Monitor, publ. & supp., 305.45; U.S. Cellular, cellphones, 80.03; U.S. Cellular, cellphones, 120.06; Verdigre Eagle, publ. & supp., 247.25; Verdigre Farm Service, gas, 26.00; Name Redacted, medicare prem. reimb., 303.50.

            ROAD FUND.  A & D Service, rep., 82.00; Ag & Industrial Equip., rep., 50.00; B’s Enterprises, bolts, nuts & blades, 863.50; Bazile Creek Power Sports, engine cover, 19.30; Bloomfield Tire & Oil, gas/diesel, 595.94; Bodyworks & Tire, tires, 558.80; Carhart Lumber Co., supp., 48.88; CHS, gas, 223.15; City of Bloomfield, water, 19.50; City of Creighton, water, sewer & garbage, 124.72; Creighton News, ad, 37.05; Great Plains Comm., phone, 448.57; Grossenburg Impl., Inc., rep., oil & filters, 2,734.59; Hefner True Value, Inc., supp., 52.57; Herbert Feed & Grain Co., diesel, 1,686.06; J & K Auto, gas, 341.50; Jack’s Qwikshop, gas, 256.70; Name Redacted, medicare prem. reimb., 411.26; Jedlicka’s Hardware Hank, supp., 120.16; Kayton Int’l Inc., supp. & rep., 142.10; Key Sanitation LLC, garbage, 116.00; Kimball Midwest, supp., 201.15; Linn Post & Pipe Inc., shop materials, 53.10; NAPA Bloomfield, rep., 964.63; NPPD, elect., 38.88; NCPPD, elect., 390.13; K & S Door Co. Inc., dba Overhead Door Co. of Norfolk, door rep., 731.20; Powerplan, filters, 211.60; R & K Motor Parts, rep., 238.73; Steffen’s Service Station, supp., 55.98; U.S. Cellular, cellphones, 348.88; Vakoc Construction, gravel & haul, 9,235.80; Verdigre Farm Service, gas/diesel, 6,701.35; Village of Niobrara, water & sewer, 36.19; Village of Verdigre, water, sewer & garbage, 82.75; West Hodson Lumber & Concrete Co., supp., 41.49.

            CHILD SUPPORT FUND.  Eakes Office Plus, copies, 95.68; Great Plains Comm., phone/internet, 35.86; Quill, supp., 208.74.

            ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUND.  Salary, 400.00; Ameritas Life Inc. Corp., retirement Co. pays, 27.00; Coll. of Int. Rev., Soc. Sec. Co. pays, 30.60.

            C & C DEVELOPMENT FUND.  Salary, 3,000.00; Ameritas Life Ins. Corp., retirement Co. pays, 202.50; Coll. of Int. Rev., Soc. Sec. Co. pays, 229.50; Co. of Knox Emp. Ben. Acct. HealthCare Solutions Group, Inc., ins. Co. pays, 654.60; Great Plains Comm., phone/internet, 35.86; Hanna Keelan Associates, housing study, 3,250.00; Health Plan Services, Inc., ins. Co. pays, 27.64; Lincoln Nat’l Life Ins. Co., ins. Co. pays, 1.83; Matt Cerny, mlge., 61.02; U.S. Cellular, cellphone, 63.31.

            INHERITANCE FUND. Bloomfield Public Library, annual cont., 3,500.00; Creighton Public Library, annual cont., 3,500.00; Eastern Twp. Library, annual cont., 3,500.00; Krotter Hoffman, P.C., LLO, crt. appt. atty., 3,654.52; Lincoln Twp. Library, annual cont., 3,500.00; Niobrara Public Library, annual cont., 3,500.00; Rodney w. Smith, pub. def. cont., 2,083.33; SD/NE PLS Mgmt. Project, donation for purple loosestrife beetles, 500.00; Verdigre Public Library, annual cont., 3,500.00.

            911 EMERGENCY FUND.  CenturyLink, phone, 4.21; Great Plains Comm., phone/internet, 1,216.12; K/V Electric LLC, ck. wiring/plug, 80.00; NESCA, training, 130.00; Ramada Inn, lodging, 140.00; Three River Telco, phone, 221.41; Wintronic, rack mount, 50.38.

                                                                                    TOTALS

 

                                    General Fund                                                                 174,743.13

                                    Road Fund                                                                      28,264.21

                                    Child Support Fund                                                              340.28

                                    Economic Development Fund                                                 457.60

                                    C & C Development Fund                                                    7,526.26

                                    Inheritance Fund                                                              27,237.85

                                    911 Emergency Fund                                                         1,842.12

                                                                                    Total                             240,411.45

 

Chairman Miller adjourned the Knox County Board of Supervisors at 1:17 p.m., May 8, 2013 until Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. for a regular meeting.

            I, Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk, do hereby certify that the County Board minutes are correct to the best of my knowledge.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                   COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

                                                                                                OF KNOX COUNTY, NEBRASKA

 

________________________________________              By__________________________________________

Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk                                              Virgil H. Miller, Chairman

 

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION    

           

                                                                                                            May 8, 2013     

                                                                                                            Center, Nebraska

9:45 a.m.

 

A regular meeting of the Knox County Board of Equalization was held at the Court House in Center, Nebraska on the date of May 8, 2013 at 9:30 a.m.  Present were Supervisors O’Connor Dist. #1, Swanson Dist. #2, Miller Dist. #3, Sokol, Jr. Dist. #4, Mackeprang Dist. #5, Schlote Dist. #6 and Fuchtman Dist. #7.  Absent was none.  Chairman O’Connor presiding.    Also present was Co. Assessor McManigal.

            Chairman O’Connor announced to the public that a copy of the Public Open Meeting Act was posted in the Boardroom.

            Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the Creighton News newspaper, as shown by the Affidavit of Publication attached to these minutes.

            Notice of this meeting was simultaneously given to all members and a copy of their acknowledgment and receipt of notice and agenda is attached to these minutes.  All proceedings hereafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was opened to the attendance of the public.

            The minutes of the April 25, 2013 meeting were read.  Chairman O’Connor approved the April 25, 2013 minutes as read.

            There was no public comment on agenda items.

            There was no public comment on non-agenda items.

Motion by Supr. Schlote, seconded by Supr. Fuchtman that the Tax Claims Committee recommendation on Tax Claim #7752 through #7755 be accepted and granted and the County Assessor is hereby directed to execute the proper adjustments on the tax records by roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none. Motion carried.

            Co. Assessor McManigal and the Board discussed property owned by Native Americans that is placed into trust.

            Chairman O’Connor adjourned the Knox County Board of Equalization at 10:03 a.m. on May 8, 2013 until 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, May 30, 2013 for a regular meeting.

            I, Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk, do hereby certify that the County Board of Equalization minutes are correct to the best of my knowledge.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                   KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

 

_____________________________________________                 By___________________________________________

Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk                                              Martin J. O’Connor, Chairman

 

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

                                                                                                            Center, Nebraska

                                                                                                            May 30, 2013

                                                                                                            9:30 a.m.

 

            A regular meeting of the Knox County Board of Supervisors was held at the Court House in Center, Nebraska on the date of May 30, 2013 at 9:30 a.m.  Present were Supervisors O’Connor Dist. #1, Swanson Dist. #2, Miller Dist. #3, Sokol, Jr. Dist. #4, Mackeprang Dist. #5, Schlote Dist. #6 and Fuchtman Dist. #7.  Absent was none. Chairman Miller presiding.

Supr. Fuchtman led the Board in the Pledge of Allegiance.           

            Chairman Miller announced to the public that a copy of the Public Open Meeting Act was posted in the Boardroom.

            Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the Crofton Journal newspaper, as shown by the Affidavit of Publication attached to these minutes.

            Notice of this meeting was simultaneously given to all members and a copy of their acknowledgment and receipt of notice and agenda is attached to these minutes.  All proceedings hereafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was opened to the attendance of the public.

            The following people were present at various times during the meeting: Wausa Gazette Reporter Deanna Anderson, Co. Assessor McManigal, Hwy. Supt. Barta, Linda Wuebben, Dale Riesberg, Wendell Strom, Econ. Dev. Director Cerny, Extension Educator Vonderohe, Co. Attorney Thomas, Zoning Admin. Doerr, and Sheriff Henery.

The minutes of the May 8, 2013 meeting were read.  Chairman Miller approved the May 8, 2013 meeting minutes as read.

Correspondence reviewed was: 1. Letter from National Association of Counties; 2. Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District letter; 3. Nebraska DEQ letter stating that Knox County was not awarded a scrap tire collection grant this year.

Chairman Miller moves the Board recess at 9:45 a.m. for Board of Equalization.

The Knox County Board of Supervisors reconvened at 10:10 a.m. with all members present.

            Hwy. Supt. Barta met with the Board on the following: 1. Motion by Supr. Swanson, seconded by Supr. Sokol to adopt Resolution #2013-27 authorizing Chairman Miller to sign the Supplemental Agreement No. 2 for the Construction Engineering Services between Knox County and Mainelli Wagner & Associates, Inc. on the Lindy North BIA Road Project.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

RESOLUTION #2013 – 27

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING SERVICES AGREEMENT – BO1203

SUPPLEMENTAL AGREEMENT #1

Knox County

Resolution #2013-27

 

Whereas:  Knox County and Mainelli Wagner & Associates, Inc. have previously executed a construction engineering service agreement for a transportation project for which Local Public Agency (LPA) would like to obtain Federal funds;

Whereas:  Knox County understand that it must continue to strictly follow all Federal, State and local laws, rules, regulations, policies and guidelines applicable to the funding of this Federal-aid project; and

Whereas:  Knox County and Mainelli Wagner & Associates, Inc. wish to enter into a supplement Construction Engineering Services Agreement to provide construction engineering services for the Federal-aid project.

Be It Resolved:  by the Board of Supervisors of Knox County that:

Virgil Miller, Chair of the Knox County Board of Supervisors, is hereby authorized to sign the attached construction engineering services a Supplemental Agreement No. 2 between Knox County, Nebraska and Mainelli Wagner & Associates, Inc.

NDOR Project Number: STPE-2965(2)

NDOR Control Number:  31607

NDOR Project Description:  Lindy North

 

Adopted this 30th day of May, 2013 at Center, Nebraska.

 

The Board of Supervisors of Knox County, Nebraska

 

Virgil H. Miller /s/                                               Martin J. O’Connor /s/                                        Rayder Swanson /s/      

James Sokol, Jr. /s/                                           Norman Mackeprang /s/                                     Danny Schlote /s/         

Jim Fuchtman /s/          

 

Attest:  (Seal)

Joann M. Fischer /s/     

County Clerk

 

            2. Chairman Miller opened the advertised public hearing at 10:15 a.m. for the reclassification from local maintenance to minimum maintenance on 882 Road between the South half of Section 36, T31N, R3W and the North half of Section 1, T30N, R3W; 3. References for Proposals (RFP) for Professional Consulting Service for Project BRO-7054(1) NN 31821 “Verdigre North” Federal Aid bridge project were reviewed.  Proposals were received from Olsson Associates, Omaha NE; Alfred Benesch & Company, Lincoln NE, and Mainelli Wagner & Associates, Inc., Lincoln NE.  No action was taken; 4. Discussion was held on the bids for contractor for the Bloomfield West Federal-Aid bridge project.  The low bid was submitted by Kea Constructors, LLC, Milford NE in the amount of $608,947.30.  Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Schlote to adopt Resolution #2013-28 to concur to accept the low bid from Kea Constructors, LLC of Milford NE as the contractor for the BRO-7054(20) Bloomfield West Federal Bridge Project in the amount of $608,947.30 and authorizing Chairman Miller to sign the contract(s) with Kea Constructors LLC for the project.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION #2013-28

 

            WHEREAS, there has been signed by the County of Knox on the 31st day of March, 2011, and the State on the 27th day of April, 2011, an agreement providing for the construction of a Federal Aid Project replace Structure No. C005416715 over Little Bazile Creek.

            WHEREAS, in the above agreement, the County has pledged sufficient funds to finance its share of the cost of the construction of this project identified as BRO-7054(20), and

            WHEREAS, the above mentioned agreement provided that the County would pay costs as set forth in the agreement, and

            WHEREAS, the State and the County received bids for the construction of this project on May 23, 2013 at which time 4 bids were received for the construction of this proposed work, and

            WHEREAS, the following contractor(s) for the items of work listed has/have been selected as the low bidder(s) to whom the contract(s) should be awarded:

            Kea Constructors, LLC, Milford NE

            Grading, Bridge, Guardrail, General Items:  $608,947.30

            NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the above facts, the Board of Supervisors of the County of Knox, by this resolution, takes the following official action:

1.        If for any reason the Federal Highway Administration rescinds, limits its obligations, or defers payment of the Federal share of the cost of this project, the County hereby agrees to provide the necessary funds to pay for all costs incurred until and in the event such Federal funds are allowed and paid.

2.       The Board hereby concurs in the selection of the above mentioned contractor(s) for the items of work listed, to whom the contract(s) should be awarded.

3.       The Board hereby authorizes the Chairman to sign the contract(s) with the above mentioned contractor(s) for the above mentioned work on behalf of the County.

DATED THIS 30th DAY of MAY, A.D. 2013

 

ATTEST:           (Seal)                                                    BOARD OF COUNTY SUPERVISORS OF KNOX COUNTY

 

Joann M. Fischer /s/                                                      By: Virgil H. Miller /s/                

County Clerk                                                                       Chairman

           

5. Replacing the Crofton oil strip.  Discussion was held on Crofton City finding a new site, a new site possibly in Cedar County, preparing the new site, revising the agreement where the County may assist with the preparation of the site, and the option of rescinding the agreement.  No action was taken and the matter will be discussed further at a future meeting.  

At 10:30 A.M., Chairman Miller opened the advertised public hearing for amending the 2012-2013 Knox County Budget.

At 10:30 A.M., Chairman Miller opened the advertised public hearing on the 2012 Final Tax Request pertaining to the proposed amended 2012-2013 Knox County Budget.

Extension Educator Vonderohe requested the Board allow her to hire Sonja Sukup one day a week during June, July and August to do programming and assist with the Knox County Fair.  Ms. Sukup, who will be receiving her Master’s Degree in several months, is working on a grant with the Dept. of Justice and is already located in the office.  The grant work extends over to 4-H which enrollment has increased in Knox County.  Discussion was held on salary at which Ms. Sukup is currently receiving $14 per hour working on the grant, that this would only be a temporary position with no benefits, returned funds not spent in the amount of approximately $8,000 from last year’s budget, that the amount of salary would be used from money already budgeted for travel, that $14 was too much for starting pay, and that 4-H is a beneficial life experience.  Motion by Supr. Sokol, seconded by Supr. Fuchtman to allow the hiring of Sonja Sukup one day per week in the Extension Office as a temporary employee from June 1 through August 31, 2013 with no benefits and that the salary would be $15 per hour.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #2, #3, #4, #6 and #7.  Nay District #5.  Motion carried.

At 11:00 A.M., Chairman Miller opened the advertised public hearing for the Amendment to the Zoning and Subdivision Regulations.  Discussion was held on the proposed amending of Sec. 4.07l.03-4 adding “Campgrounds shall be allowed as a conditional use except no campgrounds may be located north of Highway 54C from Miller Creek going east.”  A concern was voiced that the amendment does not cover the area west of Miller Creek.  Co. Attorney Thomas informed the Board of the two types of campgrounds – one where campers sit all year round and the other one is where campers can only sit in one location for up to two weeks.  Also, Co. Attorney Thomas said the Board could send the matter back to the Planning Commission for revisions or the Board could adopt the amendments as presented now and send back a request to the Planning Commission to consider the area west of Miller Creek and requesting a campground set up similar to Weigand. 

Chairman Miller closed the zoning public hearing at 11:55 a.m.  Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Swanson to adopt Resolution #2013-29 approving amendments to the zoning and subdivision regulations and to ask the Planning Commission to reconsider campground regulations for the area west of Miller Creek in addition to the area south of Highway 54C and to consider the campgrounds to be zoned as true campgrounds like those at the Weigand area.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION #2013-29

 

WHEREAS, the duly appointed planning commission of Knox County, Nebraska, has prepared a list of corrections and amendments to the Zoning Regulations and Subdivision Regulations, for Knox County, Nebraska; and

WHEREAS, the planning commission has given public notice as required by the Nebraska State Statutes, of a hearing held on the 30th day of April, 2013, at 7:30 PM in the Bloomfield Community Center on the proposed amendment; and

 WHEREAS, the public hearing has been held pursuant to said notice and all statements received at the hearing have been duly considered by the planning commission;

            AND WHEREAS the Knox County Planning Commission has reviewed the corrections and amendments and make recommendation to the Knox County Board of Supervisors for approval;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, THAT THE FOLLOWING CORRECTIONS IN ITALICS BE APPROVED AND ADOPTED:

Zoning Regulations: 

  • Under Definitions 2.2 add:

            TOWNHOUSE shall mean a one-family dwelling unit, with a private entrance in a group of three or more units

            where the unit and land are in the ownership of the same owner, which part of a structure whose dwelling units

are attached horizontally in a linear arrangement, and having a totally exposed front and rear wall to be used for

access, light, and ventilation. DWELLING, SINGLE FAMILY ATTACHED shall mean a portion of a residential

building having accommodations for and occupied exclusively by one family, and which is located on a separate

lot of record apart from the remaining portions of the building.  Each such dwelling may be sold independently of

other portions.

  •  VAD height limit to be changed to 35’
  • LAR 4.07.03-6 (Conditional Uses)  Multi Family Dwellings including townhouses, duplexes and condominiums
  • Amend Sec. 4.07.03-4 by deleting the words "motorized cart tracks," “such as campgrounds”, "gun clubs," and "outdoor shooting ranges" and adding “Campgrounds shall be allowed as a conditional use except no campgrounds may be located north of Highway 54C from Miller Creek going east.”
  • 9.04-3 needs to be corrected to 9.04-2 and correct line 4 of that section to read officer or agency “from” whom… 

Subdivision Regulations 

Section 3.10 Administrative Agricultural Plats/Splits

3.10.01 The intent of this section is to provide for existing farmsteads/residences to be split from the larger farming operation, provided that the resulting lots shall not again be divided without re-platting. This platting process shall only be allowed within the AGP–Primary Agricultural District and the AGT-Transitional Agricultural District. The Zoning Administrator shall review the administrative agricultural plat/split application and make a final determination. The plat/split shall be considered as a concurrent process (preliminary and final plat at same time). The Zoning Administrator may approve or disapprove the administrative agricultural plat/split in accordance with the following regulations.

3.10.02 All Administrative Agricultural Plats/Splits shall meet one or more of the following conditions:  

1. The application is being caused by an action of the court.

2. The application is being caused by a financing situation required by a financial institution.

3. The residence ownership is being split from ownership of the remaining agricultural land.

3.10.03  The following minimum requirements shall be met in order to create an Administrative Agricultural Plat/Split:

1. The residence currently exists and is habitable.

2. The residence has been inhabited within the past 12 months.

3. The newly created tract follows existing boundaries including fence lines, tree lines, drainageways.

4. The minimum size of the new tax lot/tract shall have meet the greater of the two 1) the minimum lot size required by the zoning district or 2) enough ground to maintain the existing well and septic system as well as ground for a future septic system.

3.10.04 Requests for an Administrative Agricultural Plat/Split approval shall be made by the owner or a designated representative of the land to the Zoning Administrator. Two copies on a material acceptable to the Register of Deeds of the Administrative Agricultural Plat/Split shall include the following:

1. A survey of the lot(s).

2. Location and precise nature of any structures located thereon, if any.

3. Location and dimensions of the proposed administrative plat.

4. Indicate all existing easements that will remain on the properties.

5. A notarized surveyor’s statement signed and acknowledged by a registered land surveyor, pursuant to                      Sections  5.02 and 9.02.

6. A signature block for the Knox County Register of Deeds, pursuant to Section 9.05.

7. A signature block for the Knox County Surveyor, pursuant to Section 9.02.

8. A signature block for the Knox County Treasurer stating there are no regular or special taxes due or delinquent against the platted land, pursuant to Section 9.07.

9. A signature block for the approval and signature of the Zoning Administrator and the Chair of the County Board of Supervisors (pursuant to §23-373) and attested to by the County Clerk, pursuant to Section 9.08.

3.10.05 Disapproval of administrative plats shall be based on the following guidelines:

1. The requirements of 3.10.03 are not met.

2. A new street or alley is needed or proposed.

3. There is not adequate access from a county road or highway to all resulting lots or tracts.

4. Vacations of streets, alleys, setback lines, access control or easements are required or proposed.

5. Such action will result in significant increases in service requirements, e.g., utilities, schools, traffic control, streets, etc.: or will interfere with maintaining existing service levels, e.g., additional curb cuts, repaving, etc.

6. There is less street right-of-way than required by this Resolution or the Comprehensive Development Plan unless such dedication can be made by separate instrument.

7. All easement requirements have not been satisfied.

8. Such action taken during an administrative plat will result in a tract without direct access to a street.

9. A substandard-sized lot or parcel will be created.

10. The lot has been previously split in accordance with this Resolution.

3.10.06 No Administrative Plats shall be approved unless all required public improvements have been installed, no new dedication of public right-of-way or easements is involved, and such subdivision complies with the Resolution requirements concerning minimum areas and dimensions of such lots.

3.10.07  Prior to the approval of the administrative plat, the property owner shall provide a statement from the County Treasurer's office showing there are no tax liens against said land within the proposed subdivision or any part thereof. All taxes shall be paid in full on all real property dedicated to a public use.

3.10.08 The Zoning Administrator shall, in writing; either approves the Administrative Plat with or without conditions, or disapproves the Administrative Plat and states the reasons thereof, within a reasonable time of application.

3.10.09 The filing fee for Administrative Plats shall be set in accordance with Section 2.11.

3.10.10 After approval from the Zoning Administrator all copies must be certified by all applicable parties and two copies filed with the County prior to the issuance of a zoning permit.

 

9.05  Register of Deeds Acceptance: 

State of Nebraska, Knox County, ss. Filed for Record and Entered on Numerical Index this ___________day of __________ A.D. 20____ at ______ o-clock and _____ minutes _____M and recorded in Book ________Page_______, _____________________________ Record.  Joann M. Fischer, County Clerk and Ex-Officio Register of Deeds,              By ________________________________ Recording Clerk.  Fee $________________

  

Dated this 30th day of May, 2013.

 

KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

Virgil H. Miller /s/                                   Martin J. O’Connor /s/                                        Rayder Swanson /s­/                  

Virgil H. Miller, Dist. #3, Chairman           Martin J. O’Connor, Dist. #1                                Rayder Swanson , Dist. #2

 

James Sokol, Jr. /s/                               Norman Mackeprang /s/                                     Danny R. Schlote /s/                 

James Sokol, Jr., Dist. #4                       Norman Mackeprang, Dist. #5                             Danny R Schlote, Dist. #6

 

ATTEST: (Seal)                                      Jim Fuchtman /s/                      

Joann M. Fischer /s/                              Jim Fuchtman, Dist. #7

Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk

 

Zoning Admin. Doerr met with the Board on the following: 1. Motion by Supr. O’Connor, seconded by Supr. Schlote to approve the Administrative Plat for the combining and replatting of Lots 11, 12 and 13 in Bon Homme Subdivision into Lot 11A.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried; 2. John Rupprecht who owns a portion of replatted Lot 50 in Lazy Ridge Acres placed a mobile home on the lot without obtaining a building permit and a flood permit.  Mr. Rupprecht submitted the fees for the flood permit, the flood permit late fee and the fees for a building permit but did not send the building permit late fee in the amount of $500.00.  The Board directed Zoning Admin. Doerr to send a letter to John Rupprecht stating that if the building permit late fee in the amount of $500 is not paid, the building permit will be denied and the mobile home will need to be removed in two weeks.

Chairman Miller moves the Board recess at 12:07 p.m. for lunch.

The Knox County Board of Supervisors reconvened at 12:50 p.m. with all members present except Supr. O’Connor who was conducting County Board business.

Supr. O’Connor arrived at the meeting at 12:53 p.m.

            Motion by Supr. Swanson, seconded by Supr. Fuchtman that all claims, audited and approved for payment by the Claims Committee be allowed subject to delinquent personal taxes. By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.  Claims totaling $332,515.98 are listed at the end of these proceedings.

Economic Development Director Cerny met with the Board on the following: 1. Update on the County-wide housing study; 2. Alumni Recruitment Program; 3. Annual review; 4. Revolving loan fund update.

The report of County Highway Superintendent Barta in regard to the vacation and abandonment of a portion of platted Central Township Road No. 880 Road (platted Road #550) located in Knox County, Nebraska, was brought before the Board. Motion by Supervisor Schlote, seconded by Supervisor Sokol to accept the report of Knox County Highway Superintendent Barta for the vacation and abandonment of a .75-mile portion of platted Central Township Road 880 Road (platted Road #550) located in Knox County, Nebraska.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Absent was none.  Motion carried.

Supervisor Mackeprang made a motion, seconded by Supervisor Fuchtman that the following Road Resolution be published in the Bloomfield Monitor Newspaper on June 6, 13 and 20, 2013 and a copy of said Resolution be sent by certified mail to current landowners namely James A. Doerr and Double V Farm, L.L.C., and the date of hearing on this matter being set for June 27, 2013 at 10:15 A.M.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Absent was none.  Motion carried.

RESOLUTION #2013-30

 

     WHEREAS, pursuant to the provisions of Section 39-1722, Nebraska Revised Statutes (Re-issue of 2004) the County Board of Supervisors of Knox County, Nebraska, on the 8th day of May, 2013 directed the County Highway Superintendent to make a study of the use of a portion of a platted Creighton/Miller Township road described as follows:

      A .75-mile portion of 880 Road (platted Road #550) between the SE1/4SW1/4 and the S1/2SE1/4 of

      Section 8 and the NE1/4NW1/4 and the N1/2NE1/4 of Section 17, all in T30N, R4W of the 6th P.M.,

      Knox County, Nebraska, and

WHEREAS, the Highway Superintendent must conduct a study of vacating and abandoning such road, and

      WHEREAS, on May 30, 2013, County Highway Superintendent did file his report in writing as to such road, containing a recommendation that said portion of road be vacated and abandoned, and

      BE IT, THEREFORE RESOLVED, by the County Board of Supervisors of Knox County that a public hearing be had as provided in Section 39-1724, Nebraska Revised Statutes (Re-issue of 2004), in the Supervisors’ Meeting Room in the Courthouse at Center, Nebraska on the 27th day of June 2013 at the hour of 10:15 A.M. for the purpose of determining whether a portion of platted Central Township Road No. 880 Road (platted Road #550) located in Knox County, Nebraska, be vacated and abandoned.

Passed, approved and adopted this 30th day of May, 2013.

 

ATTEST:           (Seal)                                                    COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

                                                                                    OF KNOX COUNTY, NEBRASKA

Joann M. Fischer /s/                                                      By: Virgil H. Miller /s/                            

Knox County Clerk                                                                Chairman

 

6.  Flint Hills Resources requires the County to sign a contract for the road oil Knox County will purchase from them this summer.  County Attorney Thomas does not approve of the contract language.  The Board took no action.

Chairman Miller closed the open public hearing at 1:23 p.m. on the reclassification of a township road between Peoria and Morton Townships.  There was no one present in opposition.  Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Swanson to adopt Resolution #2013-31 for the reclassification of from local maintenance to minimum maintenance on 882 Road between the South half of Section 36, T31N, R3W and the North half of Section 1, T30N, R3W.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION #2013-31

 

WHEREAS, upon a public hearing held on May 30, 2013, there being no objections, it appears that it would be in the public interest to reclassify the following Morton Township (T30N, R3W) and Peoria Township (T31N, R3W) Road from local classification to “Minimum Maintenance” described as follows:

 

1)       One mile between T31N, R3W, Section 36 and T30N, R3W, Section 1. (882 Road)

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the County Clerk give a copy of said Resolution to the Knox County highway Superintendent for reclassification of this road.

 

Passed and approved this 30th day of May, 2013.

 

ATTEST:   (Seal)                                                                        COUNTY BOARD DOF SUPERVISORS

                                                                                                OF KNOX COUNTY, NEBRASKA

 

Joann M. Fischer /s/                                                                  Virgil H. Miller /s/                                  

County Clerk                                                                             Board Chairman

 

            7.  Oil crew update; 8. Bridge crew update; 9. Discussed the concrete in the alley behind the Courthouse;            10. Crane inspection was held; 11. Purchased 2 magnetic electronic measuring tools at $370 each; 12. Purchased new book binder to put plats in; 13. Discussed letters sent to the Boards of Raymond Township and Sparta Township by the Niobrara Postmistress regarding the condition of roads in those townships; 14. Landowner complaint of County cleaning out a ditch.  The project did take place in the County’s right of way.

Chairman Miller closed the open public hearing at 1:25 p.m. for the amending of the 2012/2013 Knox County Budget.  No one was present during the hearing in opposition to the Amended 2012/2013 Knox County Budget. 

            Chairman Miller closed the open public hearing to set the 2012 Final Tax Request at 1:25 p.m.  No one was present during the hearing in opposition. 

            Motion by Supr. Fuchtman, seconded by O’Connor to adopt Resolution #2013-32 for Adoption and Appropriations of the Amended 2012/2013 Knox County Budget.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried. 

 

Knox County

RESOLUTION OF ADOPTION AND APPROPRIATIONS

RESOLUTION #2013 - 32

 

            WHEREAS, a proposed Amended County Budget for the Fiscal Year July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013, prepared by the Budget Making Authority, was transmitted to the County Board on the 30th day of May 2013, and

            WHEREAS, the amounts of revenues and expenditures in the 911 Wireless Service Fund, the 911 Emergency Fund and the Inheritance Fund were changed due to receiving more 911 Wireless Service funds, transferring more from that Fund to the Inheritance Fund for loan repayment and the 911 Emergency Fund, increasing the expenditures in the 911 Emergency Fund and decreasing the loan repayment to the Inheritance Fund from this Fund; and decreasing the revenues and expenditures in the Inheritance Fund due to a decrease of transfers in, and

WHEREAS, with the changes to the 911 Wireless Service Fund, the 911 Emergency Fund and the Inheritance fund, there are no additional tax dollars required, and

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Supervisors of Knox County, Nebraska as follows:

            SECTION 1.  That the amended budget for the Fiscal Year July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013, as categorically evidenced by the Budget Document be, and the same hereby is adopted as the Amended Budget for Knox County for said fiscal year.

            SECTION 2.   That the offices, departments, activities and institutions herein named are hereby authorized to expend the amounts herein appropriated to them during the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2012 and ending June 30, 2013.

SECTION 3.   That the income necessary to finance the appropriations made and expenditures authorized shall be provided out of the unencumbered cash balance in each fund, revenues other than taxation to be collected during the fiscal year in each fund, and no additional tax levy requirements were needed.

            Dated and adopted this 30th day of May 2013.

 

KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

Virgil H. Miller /s/                                               Martin J. O’Connor /s/                            Rayder Swanson /s/                  

Virgil H. Miller, Chairman, Dist. #3                       Martin J. O’Connor, Dist. #1                    Rayder Swanson, Dist. #2                                                         

James Sokol, Jr. /s/                                           Norman Mackeprang /s/                         Danny R. Schlote /s/                 

James Sokol, Jr., Dist. #4                                   Norman Mackeprang, Dist. #5                 Danny R. Schlote, Dist. #6

 

ATTEST:  (Seal)                                     Jim Fuchtman /s/                      

Joann M. Fischer /s/                                          Jim Fuchtman, Dist. #7

Knox County Clerk

 

Motion by Supr. Schlote, seconded by Supr. Sokol that the 2012 Final Tax Request at 0.263500 remains in place and was not changed after amending the 2012/2013 Knox County Budget.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried. 

            Motion by Swanson, seconded by Schlote to authorize Chairman Miller to sign the Amended 2012/2013 Knox County Budget Cover Page and the Amended 2012/2013 Knox County Budget Message.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Fuchtman to adopt Resolution #2013-33 to make changes to the revenues, expenses and transfers out in the 911 Wireless Service Fund, the revenues, expenses, transfers in and transfers out of the 911 Emergency Fund and the transfers into the Inheritance Fund due to the amending of the 2012/2013 Knox County Budget.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Absent was none.  Motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION #2013 – 33

 

            WHEREAS, 911 Coordinator Connie Janecek requested from the Knox County Board of Supervisors to purchase upgraded 911 equipment and a logging recorder for the safety of the public of Knox County and the emergency assistance provided and Knox County Law Enforcement in the amount of approximately $194,922.89, and

WHEREAS, The Knox County Board of Supervisors adopted Resolution #2012-25 on May 10, 2012 where the County of Knox would advance from the inheritance Fund $194,922,89 to purchase the 911 equipment and a logging recorder and related equipment and installation, as a loan to the 911 program, and

WHEREAS, the loan will be repaid, without interest over 5 years, from the 911 Wireless Service Fund and the 911 Emergency Fund, with no early pay-back penalty, and

WHEREAS, the first repayment from the 911 Wireless Service Fund to the Inheritance Fund was approved in the 2012-2013 911 Wireless Service Budget in the amount of $40,207.59, and

WHEREAS, the first repayment from the 911 Emergency Fund to the Inheritance Fund was approved in the 2012-2013 911 Emergency Budget in the amount of $47,715.30, and

            WHEREAS, the 911 Wireless Service Fund will receive $24,552.01 more in cellphone surcharges from the Nebraska Public Service Commission than what had been originally budgeted thus necessitating amending the 2012/2013 Knox County Budget, and

            WHEREAS, 911 Coordinator Janecek presented amended budget revenue forms for the 911 Wireless Service Fund showing an increase of revenue by $24,552.01 and expense forms showing the transfer out of the 911 Wireless Service Fund will increase from $40,207.59 to $42,608.05 to the Inheritance Fund and adding a transfer out from the 911 Wireless Service Fund in the amount of $4,861.11 to the 911 Emergency Fund, and

            WHEREAS, 911 Coordinator Janecek presented amended budget revenue forms for the 911 Emergency Fund showing an increase of revenue by $4,861.11 and expense forms showing the transfer out of the 911 Emergency Fund will decrease from $47,715.30 to $35,715.30 to the Inheritance Fund as salaries for several dispatchers and 911 Coordinator Janecek were paid for three months from the 911 Emergency, and

            NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Knox County Board of Supervisors that the 2012/2013 Amended Knox County budget has now been adopted, and

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Knox County Board of Supervisors instructs Knox County Treasurer Cathy Stark to transfer up to $42,608.05 from the 911 Wireless Service Fund to the Inheritance Fund to be used as a partial loan repayment for the purchase of 911 equipment and a logging recorder and related equipment and installation, AND to transfer up to $4,861.11 from the 911 Wireless Service Fund to the 911 Emergency Fund, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Knox County Board of Supervisors instructs Knox County Treasurer Cathy Stark to transfer up to $35,715.30 from the 911 Emergency Fund to the Inheritance Fund to be used as a partial loan repayment for the purchase of 911 equipment and a logging recorder and related equipment and installation, with the transfers to be made during the 2012/2013 Fiscal Year.

            Dated this 30th day of May, 2013.

 

KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

Virgil H. Miller /s/                                               Martin J. O’Connor /s/                            Rayder Swanson /s/                  

Virgil H. Miller, Chairman, Dist. #3                       Martin J. O’Connor, Dist. #1                    Rayder Swanson, Dist. #2                                                         

James Sokol, Jr. /s/                                           Norman Mackeprang /s/                         Danny R. Schlote /s/                 

James Sokol, Jr., Dist. #4                                   Norman Mackeprang, Dist. #5                 Danny R. Schlote, Dist. #6

 

ATTEST:  (Seal)                                     Jim Fuchtman /s/                      

Joann M. Fischer /s/                                          Jim Fuchtman, Dist. #7

Knox County Clerk

 

            The Board and Spade Township Clerk Don Henery discussed the request by the Ponca Tribe to place 464.97 acres in Spade Township into trust by the United States of America.  A copy of a letter signed by Governor Heinemann opposing the request was reviewed.  Spade Township Clerk Henery conveyed to the Board that the Spade Township Board met and opposes the request as it will cause an economic hardship.  The annual amount of 2013 property taxes currently levied on the property is $7,154.35 but after the property is moved into trust, this property will be removed from the tax rolls.  Entities affected will be the Nebraska Unified District #1-Verdigre School, Spade Township, the Niobrara Fire Department, North Central PPD Subdivision #1, Educational Service District #1–District 11, Lewis & Clark NRD Subdistrict #1 and the Northeast Community College.  Motion by Supr. Swanson, seconded by Supr. O’Connor to stay consistent by opposing the request by the Ponca Tribe to place 464.97 acres in Spade Township into trust by the United States of America as this will be an added burden to the taxpayers.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

            Sheriff Henery updated the Board on the recent rescue mission.

Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Schlote that the receipts be accepted and placed on file, by roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried. Receipts totaled $201,724.55.

#15224 – Brunswick St. Bk., int., 609.59; #15225 – Knox Co. Clerk, imprest int., 4.31; #15226 – SID #1, maint. fees, 200.00; #15227 – Amy Ziegler, ck. collect fee, 25.00; #15228 – St. of Nebr., hwy. alloc., 114,525.26; #15229 – Knox Co. Zoning, bldg. perm., 110.00; #15230 – Cedar Co. Treas., April coll. - Crofton Fire Gen. and Sink and Wausa Fire Gen. and Bond, 41,937.86; #15231 – SID #1, maint. fees, 300.00; #15232 – Pronto, econ. dev. pmt., 706.70; #15233 – Trustworthy Hard. econ. dev. pmt., 665.72; #15234 – Sherman St. Apt., econ. dev. pmt., 443.81; #15235 – Knox Co. Vet. Serv., mlge. reimb., 40.00; #15236 – Village of Winnetoon, snow removal, 385.00; #15237 – Pierce Co. Treas., tax coll. School Dist. 13 gen., bldg., and capi., 128.77; #15238 – Julie’s Styling Salon, econ. dev. pmt., 245.13; #15239 – Elaine’s Tavern, econ. dev. pmt., 237.24; #15240 – Family Variety, econ. dev. pmt., 391.47; #15241 – Knox Co. Chiropractic, econ. dev. pmt., 70.67; #15242 – Verdigre Chiropractic., econ. dev. pmt., 35.33; #15243 – White Tail River Lodge, econ. dev. pmt., 306.00;  #15244 – Bazile Creek Power Sports, econ. dev. pmt., 450.00; #15245 – Downtown Auto, econ. dev. pmt., 923.45; #15246 – Carsten Barger, culverts, 754.00; #15247 – Knox Co. Attorney, Stop Funds, 40.00; #15248 – Knox Co. Sheriff. – BIA, reimb. for housing, 5,831.67; #15249 – Midwest Bank – int., 2,748.03; #15250 – Knox Co. Zoning, bldg. perm., 300.00;  #15251 – Knox Co. Court., judge. and sett., 140.00; #15252 – Vonage, surcharges, 10.00; #15253 - St. of Nebraska, lodging tax, 1316.11; #15254 - St. of Nebr., utility easement, 1,615.04; #15255 – St. of Nebraska, reimb. for bridge conf., 105.89; #15256 – Jeanne Ann Kardell, inh. tax-Donald G. Pippitt Est., 391.98; #15257 – Steven L. Archbold, inh. tax-Dale P. Kohles Est., 18,514.90; #15258 – Knox Co. Zoning, bldg. perm. and fees, 80.00; #15259 – Brunswick State Bank, int. on CD, 605.20; #15260 – Commercial St. Bk., CD int. , 543.75; #15261 – Knox Co. Clerk, marr. lic., 15.00;  #15262 – Knox Co. Clerk, election costs, 1206.28; #15263 – Knox Co. Veteran’s Serv., mileage reimb., 180.00; #15264 – Main St. Grocery, econ. dev. pmt., 790.80; #15265 – Grand Central, econ. dev. pmt., 221.91; #15266 – Bazile Creek Power Sports, econ. dev. pmt., 300.00; #15267 – Midwest Bank, int. on CD, 743.70; #15268 – Midwest Bank, int. on CD, 2413.98; #15269 – SID #1, maint. fee, 100.00; #15270 – Knox Co. Clerk, marr. license, 15.00.

There was no public comment on agenda items.

There was no public comment on non-agenda items.

Motion by Supr. O’Connor, seconded by Schlote to go into executive session at 2:05 p.m. so as to protect the reputation of an individual while reviewing General Assistance Application #2-2013.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.  Chairman Miller reiterated that the executive session will be held so as to protect the reputation of an individual while reviewing General Assistance Application #2-2013.  The Board came out of executive session at 2:15 p.m.  Chairman Miller stated that the executive session was held solely on General Assistance Application #2-2013. 

Motion by Supr. Fuchtman, seconded by Supr. Mackeprang to deny General Assistance Application #2-2013.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

GENERAL FUND.  AS Central Finance, teletype, 448.00; AS Central Services OCIO, AS 400 use, 48.25; ASI, network support, 1,488.00; Bloomfield Medical Clinic, pris. med. treat., 65.00; Bob Barker Company, Inc., supp., 49.53; Bomgaars, supp., 12.98; Century Link, long dist., 95.93; City of Bloomfield, mtg. room rent., 120.00; Connecting Point, printer repair, 495.00; Creighton Pronto, gas, 124.28; Dollar General, supp., 151.75; Don Henery, reimb. of meals, 24.36; Eakes Office Plus, supp., 217.30; F & M State Bank, ACH file, 20.00; First National Bank of Omaha, gas, parts, misc., 2,156.09; Gayle L. Krohn, meals, mlge., misc., 273.13; GIS Workshop, yrly. supp. and maint., 7,810.00; Bruce Hagge dba Hagge Glass, windshield rep., 45.00; John Thomas, dues and copies, 395.33; Knox County Court, court costs, 68.25; Lancaster County Court, copies, 9.75; Liz Doerr, mlge. & reimb. exp., 515.48; Marvin Planning Consultants, consultant fees, 90.00; NAPA, reflective tape, 23.92; NE Advance Sheets, sub., 200.00; Nebr. County Attorney Assoc., dues and train., 840.00; Northeast NE Economic Development, dues, 875.00; Post Office, postage, 159.00; Quill, supp., 960.04;  Reliable, toner and surge protect., 280.90; Safe-n-Secure Security Equip., rep., 132.61; Sirchie, supp., 370.54; Sukup Service, tires rep., 14.00; Telebeep, pager, 51.33; Text and Data Technologies, Inc., JAMIN maint., 2,100.00; Top Quality Glove, gloves, 65.00; Tri-State Turf and Irrigation, sprinkler rep., 17.01; US Cellular, cellphone, 120.61; Verdigre Pharmacy, meds., 41.71; Vic’s Service, van fuel, 71.45; Vickie McManigal, janitor contr., 2,869.78; Village of Center, water, sewer, garb., rent, 378.00; Wausa Gazette, publ., 143.81; West Hodson Lumber, shelf brackets, 15.98.

            ROAD FUND. Salaries, 55,096.91; Advanced Energy Fuels, diesel, 3601.44; Ameritas Life Ins. Corp., retirement Co. pay, 3,694.76; B’s Enterprises, Inc., signs & culverts, 22,937.30; Backus Sand & Gravel, gravel & haul, 9,481.10; Bernard Glover, prior serv., 20.00; Bloomfield Med. Clinic, drug test, 40.00; Bodyworks Autobody & Sales, alignment, 40.00; Bomgaars, supp. & fuel, 565.79; Cedar Knox PPD, elec., 140.64; Coll. of Int. Rev., Soc. Sec. Co. pays, 4,148.68; Countryside Stores, fuel, 125.86; County of Knox Emp. Benefit Acct., HealthCare Solutions Group, Inc., ins. Co. pays, 10,473.60; CRA Payment Center, repairs, 23.15; Creighton Pronto, fuel, 290.58; Crofton Journal, ad., 31.50; Don McElhose Trucking, clay rock & haul, 2232.50; Donald J. Pahl, prior serv., 25.00; First National Bank, meals, lodging & measuring tools, 1,460.78; Freeman Oil, LLC, diesel, 2,952.00; Greg’s Motor & Marine, fuel, 92.06; Health Plan Services, Inc., ins. Co. pays, 497.52; Herbert Feed and Grain, diesel, oil, tordon/grazon, 2,969.06; Husker Steel, bridge steel, 96,732.00; Keith W. Mainquist, prior serv., 12.00; Larry D. Pilar, prior serv., 21.00; Lincoln National Life Ins. Co.,  ins. Co. pays, 32.30; Mainelli, Wagner and Assoc., eng. fee, 939.00; Menford’s Trustworthy Hardware, supp., 11.25; Midwest Service and Sales Co., rep., 339.15; Mitteis Gravel, ac gravel, 6,055.84; Murphy Tractor and Equip. Co. Inc., dozer, 54,500.00; NPPD, elec., 192.36; Rohrer Welding Repair, rep., 71.35; SourceGas Dist., LLC, heating fuel, 243.13; Vic’s Service, LLC, fuel, 262.30; Village of Center, water and sew., 26.00; Yankton Fire & Safety Co. Inc., fire ext. insp., 44.50; Zee Medical, ref. first aid cabinet, 708.80; City of Bloomfield, bldg. perm., 25.00.

            CHILD SUPPORT FUND.  Century Link, long dist., 5.65.

            VISITORS IMPROVEMENT FUND.  First National Bank of Omaha, kiosk internet, 162.06.

            COUNTY INSURANCE FUND.  Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, wellness, 4,272.00.

            C & C DEVELOPMENT FUND. Century Link, long dist., 5.65; First National Bank of Omaha, food, fuel, misc., 293.55; Matt Cerny, mlge., 187.06.

            INHERITANCE FUND, Marshall Law Firm, LLC, crt. appt. atty., 1998.33; Johnson, Morland, Easeland & Lohrberg, crt. appt. atty., 109.00; Mannes Architects, LLC, architect serv., 18,953.00; Jeffrey M. Doerr Law Office, crt. appt. atty., 119.12.

            911 EMERGENCY FUND, Century Link, phone, 509.86; First National Bank of Omaha, fuel, 68.98; Three River Telco, phone, 221.41.

TOTALS

                                                General Fund                                                     24,454.10

                                                Road Fund                                                       281,156.21

                                                Child Support Fund                                                     5,65

                                                Visitors Improvement Fund                                        162.06

                                                County Insurance Fund                                          4,272.00

                                                C & C Development Fund                                          486.26

                                                Inheritance Fund                                                21,179.45

                                                911 Emergency Fund                                                800.25            

                                                                                    Total                             332,515.98                   

 

Chairman Miller adjourned the Knox County Board of Supervisors at 2:20 p.m., May 30, 2013 until Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. for a regular meeting.

            I, Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk, do hereby certify that the County Board minutes are correct to the best of my knowledge.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                   COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

                                                                                                OF KNOX COUNTY, NEBRASKA

 

________________________________________              By __________________________________________

Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk                                               Virgil H. Miller, Chairman

 

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

           

                                                                                                            May 30, 2013   

                                                                                                            Center, Nebraska

9:45 a.m.

 

A regular meeting of the Knox County Board of Equalization was held at the Court House in Center, Nebraska on the date of May 30, 2013 at 9:45 a.m.  Present were Supervisors O’Connor Dist. #1, Swanson Dist. #2, Miller Dist. #3, Sokol, Jr. Dist. #4, Mackeprang Dist. #5, Schlote Dist. #6 and Fuchtman Dist. #7.  Absent was none.  Chairman O’Connor presiding.    Also present was Co. Assessor McManigal.

            Chairman O’Connor announced to the public that a copy of the Public Open Meeting Act was posted in the Boardroom.

            Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the Crofton Journal newspaper, as shown by the Affidavit of Publication attached to these minutes.

            Notice of this meeting was simultaneously given to all members and a copy of their acknowledgment and receipt of notice and agenda is attached to these minutes.  All proceedings hereafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was opened to the attendance of the public.

            The minutes of the May 8, 2013 meeting were read.  Chairman O’Connor approved the May 8, 2013 minutes as read.

            There was no public comment on agenda items.

            There was no public comment on non-agenda items.

            Motion by Supr. Swanson, seconded by Supr. Miller to adopt Resolution #2013 – 26 showing that the Tax Equalization and Review Commission (TERC), as part of its equalization proceedings finds that the levels of value of real property in Knox County for tax year 2013 satisfy the requirements of the Laws of the State of Nebraska.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION #2013 – 26

 

WHEREAS, Ruth A. Sorensen, Nebraska Property Tax Administrator, has compiled the 2013 Reports and Opinions regarding the assessment practices and statistical analysis for Knox County.  Ruth has stated that all three classes of property, residential, commercial and agricultural meet the accepted mass appraisal practices.  All levels of value are sufficient and she recommends that no changes be made, and

WHEREAS, the Department of Revenue Property Assessment Division acknowledges and calculates all statistical measures and assessment qualities based upon the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) standards.  Comparisons are made using the assessed values and the market values.  IAAO considers these statistical measures the most appropriate measures for use in determining levels of value.  These measurements suggest uniformity in the assessments by calculating values based on the selling price divided by the assessed values in the sales file, and

WHEREAS, the Property Tax Administrator, Ruth A. Sorensen, has ruled that Knox County’s 2013 average Land Class Groupings (LCG) comparison chart demonstrated uniformity across county lines, and

WHEREAS, the Property Tax Administrator, Ruth A. Sorensen, held that each class of property contains a correlation section describing the analysis of the sales verification, measures of central tendency and the analysis of the quality of assessment, and

WHEREAS, the Property Tax Administrator, Ruth A. Sorensen, noted the 2013 Knox County Abstract for real property showed the value of real property within Knox County is $1,379,874,680 and the number of records at 10,958 and

WHEREAS, the following statistics are accepted for Knox County 2013:

                                 Median                Mean     Weighted Mean               PRD    COD

Residential                    93%                  93%                  89%                  106.00  11.74    144 sales

Commercial                   97%                  98%                  98%                    99.94    2.33      12 sales

Agricultural                    71%                  75%                  72%                  104.12  23.00    140 sales

 

WHEREAS, the Tax Equalization and Review Commission, TERC, as part of its equalization proceedings finds that the levels of value of real property in Knox County for tax year 2013 satisfy the requirements of the Laws of the State of Nebraska.  The findings of fact, conclusions of law and order are issued pursuant to a motion adopted by a majority of the Commission.

Now, be it therefore resolved, the Knox County Board of Equalization commends the Knox County Assessor and her staff on their professionalism and competent work resulting in a favorable report.

 

KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF EUQALIZATION

KNOX COUNTY, NE

 

Martin J. O’Connor /s/                                        Rayder Swanson /s/                               Virgil H. Miller /s/                       Martin J. O’Connor, Chairman, Dist. #1                Rayder Swanson, Dist. #2                      Virgil H. Miller, Dist. #3              

 

James Sokol, Jr. /s/                                           Norman Mackeprang /s/                         Danny R. Schlote /s/                 

James Sokol, Jr., Dist. #4                                   Norman Mackeprang, Dist. #5                 Danny R. Schlote, Dist. #6

 

ATTEST:  (Seal)                                     Jim Fuchtman /s/                      

Joann M. Fischer /s/                                          Jim Fuchtman, Dist. #7

Knox County Clerk

 

Motion by Supr. Schlote, seconded by Supr. Sokol that the Tax Claims Committee recommendation on Tax Claims #7756 through #7762 be accepted and granted and the County Assessor is hereby directed to execute the proper adjustments on the tax records.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none. Motion carried.

            Co. Assessor McManigal informed the Board that the 2013 valuation changes will be mailed on Friday, May 31, 2013.

            Chairman O’Connor adjourned the Knox County Board of Equalization at 10:10 a.m. on May 30, 2013 until 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, June 13, 2013 for a regular meeting.

            I, Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk, do hereby certify that the County Board of Equalization minutes are correct to the best of my knowledge.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                   KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

 

_____________________________________________                 By___________________________________________

Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk                                             Martin J. O’Connor, Chairman

 

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

                                                                                                            Bloomfield, Nebraska

                                                                                                            June 11, 2013

                                                                                                            7:30 p.m.

 

            A special joint meeting of the Knox County Board of Supervisors, the Knox County Planning Commission, and the Knox County Development Agency was held at the Bloomfield Community Center in Bloomfield, Nebraska on the date of June 11, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. to gather information regarding the Livestock Friendly County designation.  Present were Supervisors O’Connor Dist. #1, Miller Dist. #3, Sokol, Jr. Dist. #4, Mackeprang Dist. #5, Schlote Dist. #6 and Fuchtman Dist. #7.  Absent was Supervisor Swanson Dist. #2.  Chairman Miller presiding.

            Chairman Miller announced to the public where a copy of the Public Open Meeting Act was located in the meeting room and that it is available to the public.  

            Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the Creighton News and Crofton Journal newspapers, as shown by the Affidavit of Publication attached to these minutes.

            Notice of this meeting was simultaneously given to all members and a copy of their acknowledgment and receipt of notice and agenda is attached to these minutes.  All proceedings hereafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was opened to the attendance of the public.

            The following people were present during the meeting:  Knox Co. Zoning Board Members, Ken Foner, Rob Ganz, Jim Kotrous, Greg Kuhlman, Keith Nielsen, Dale Riesberg and Dean Wilken; Knox Co. Zoning Administrator, Liz Doerr; Keith Marvin of Marvin Planning Consultants; Knox County Economic Development Director, Matt Cerny; Knox County Economic Development Agency Board Members, Linda Wuebben and Henry Raff; Willow Holoubek, Organizational Director for the Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska (A-FAN); Steve Martin, Ag Promotion Coordinator for the Nebraska Department of Agriculture; Deputy Knox County Clerk, Rhonda Surface; and one member of the public.

Chairman Miller dispensed with the reading of the minutes for the May 30, 2013, meeting until the next regular meeting.

The Board of Supervisors and the Zoning Board members introduced themselves.   Economic Development Director Cerny introduced himself, Willow Holoubek and Steve Martin.   

Willow Holoubek, Organizational Director for the Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska (A-FAN), explained what her organization does, the importance and economic impact of agriculture to our communities, and pending legislation.

Steve Martin, Ag Promotion Coordinator for the State of Nebraska, Department of Agriculture, gave information to those in attendance regarding the Nebraska Livestock Friendly County (LFC) program which is a voluntary program that recognizes counties that actively support the livestock industry.  There is no direct cost to the county for the program other than the time to apply and complete the annual report that is required.  Mr. Martin had previously reviewed the zoning regulations for Knox County and advised that the following three items may need to be looked at:  1.  Cap on animal units,  2.  Setback per animal unit does not have a maximum distance,   3. Having two animal unit classifications (beef vs. all other livestock) instead of one.  The County can not be forced to change their zoning regulations, but changes may be necessary before the County can be approved for the program.   Questions were asked and discussion was held.

Keith Marvin of Marvin Planning Consultants discussed Knox County’s zoning regulations regarding the Livestock Friendly designation and gave an update on requirements for an Energy Element to be put into the comprehensive plan and a new law regarding airport zoning that goes into effect in September. 

Chairman Miller adjourned the Knox County Board of Supervisors at 9:28 p.m., June 11, 2013, until Thursday,  June 13, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. for a regular meeting.

I, Rhonda K. Surface, Deputy Knox County Clerk, do hereby certify that the County Board minutes are correct to the best of my knowledge.

 

ATTEST:                                                                       COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

                                                                                    OF KNOX COUNTY, NEBRASKA

 

________________________________________  By__________________________________________

Rhonda K. Surface, Deputy Knox County Clerk                    Virgil H. Miller, Chairman

 

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

                                                                                                            Center, Nebraska

                                                                                                            June 13, 2013

                                                                                                            9:30 a.m.

 

            A regular meeting of the Knox County Board of Supervisors was held at the Court House in Center, Nebraska on the date of June 13, 2013 at 9:30 a.m.  Present were Supervisors O’Connor Dist. #1, Swanson Dist. #2, Miller Dist. #3, Sokol, Jr. Dist. #4, Mackeprang Dist. #5, Schlote Dist. #6 and Fuchtman Dist. #7.  Absent was none. Chairman Miller presiding.

Deputy County Clerk Surface led the Board in the Pledge of Allegiance.    

            Chairman Miller announced to the public that a copy of the Public Open Meeting Act was posted in the Boardroom.

            Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the Creighton News newspaper, as shown by the Affidavit of Publication attached to these minutes.

            Notice of this meeting was simultaneously given to all members and a copy of their acknowledgment and receipt of notice and agenda is attached to these minutes.  All proceedings hereafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was opened to the attendance of the public.

            The following people were present at various times during the meeting: Katie Fritz from the Hwy. Supt.’s Office, Co. Assessor McManigal, Wausa Gazette Reporter Deanna Anderson, Co. Treasurer Stark, Deputy Co. Treasurer Ebel, Co. Surveyor  Skroch, Marvin Soucek, Matt Frank, Economic Dev. Director Cerny, Jeff Uhlir, Sandy Fuchtman, Co. Sheriff Henery, Co. Attorney Thomas, and Ruth Cook.

The minutes of the May 30, 2013 meeting were read.  Chairman Miller approved the May 30, 2013 meeting minutes as read with the correction that Supr. Schlote voted no on the motion to allow the hiring of Sonja Sukup in the Extension Office. 

Correspondence reviewed was: 1. Letter from Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District thanking Knox County for their continued support as a member.

Chairman Miller moves the Board recess at 9:45 a.m. for Board of Equalization.

The Knox County Board of Supervisors reconvened at 10:10 a.m. with all members present.

Katie Fritz, Hwy. Supt.’s Office Manager, met with the Board on the following:  1.  Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. O’Connor to approve Resolution #2013-34 authorizing Chairman Miller to sign the Construction Engineering Agreement between Knox County and JEO Consulting Group, Inc., for Bloomfield West Federal Aid Bridge Project BRO-7054(20).  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion Carried.

 

RESOLUTION #2013-34

SIGNING OF CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING AGREEMENT – BK1346

 

                                                                                                                                                         Knox County

                                                                                                                                         Resolution No. 2013-34

 

Whereas:  Knox County is developing a transportation project for which it intends to obtain Federal funds;

 

Whereas: Knox 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 project;

 

Whereas:  Knox County and JEO Consulting Group, Inc. wish to enter into a Professional Services Agreement to provide construction engineering services for the Federal-aid project. 

 

Be It Resolved:  by the Board of Commissioners of Knox County that:

 

Virgil Miller, Chair of the Knox County Board of Supervisors, is hereby authorized to sign the attached construction engineering services agreement between Knox County, Nebraska and JEO Consulting Group, Inc.

 

NDOR Project Number:  BRO-7054(20)

NDOR Control Number:  31822

NDOR Project Description:  Knox CountyBloomfield West

 

Adopted this 13th day of June, 2013 at Center, Nebraska. 

 

The Board of Supervisors of Knox County, Nebraska.

 

Virgil H. Miller /s/                                               Martin J. O’Connor /s/                            Rayder Swanson /s/      

James Sokol, Jr. /s/                                           Norman Mackeprang /s/                         Danny Schlote /s/         

Jim Fuchtman /s/                      

Attest:       (Seal)

Rhonda K. Surface, Deputy   /s/

Signature County Clerk  

 

2. Update on the County/Township Allocation Fund.  3.  Motion by Supervisor Fuchtman, seconded by Supervisor Sokol to approve the following Resolution, due to the failure of Creighton Township to petition against vacating and abandoning a portion of 874 Road (platted Road #163) described in the following Resolution and the Knox County Board of Supervisors directs the Knox County Highway Superintendent to enter the Resolution in the County Road Plat Records and the same be recorded in the Knox County Register of Deeds’ Office. By Roll Call vote.     Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Absent was none.  Motion carried.

RESOLUTION NO. #2013- 35

 

A RESOLUTION TO VACATE AND ABANDON:              

A one-half mile portion of 874 Road (platted Road #163) between the SE1/4 of Section 10

and the NE1/4 of Section 15, all in T29N, R5W of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska, and

TO PROVIDE FOR VESTING OF THE TITLE THEREOF, TO PROVIDE FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED BY THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY OF KNOX, NEBRASKA:

Section 1.  VACATION AND ABANDONMENT OF:  A one-half mile portion of 874 Road (platted Road #163) between the SE1/4 of Section 10 and the NE1/4 of Section 15, all in T29N, R5W of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska;

 and that no damage will be sustained by the citizens of said County or the owners of property, therein, which matter has been ascertained by the Board of Supervisors.

     Section 2.  VESTING OF TITLE:  That all title to said vacation and abandonment shall revert to the owners of the abutting real estate, one-half on each side thereof, and become part of such property, as provided by law.

     Section 3.   WHEN OPERATIVE:  The Resolution shall take effect and be in full force from and after its passage, approval, and publication or posting as required by law.

     ADOPTED AND PASSED by the Board of Supervisors of the County of Knox, Nebraska this 13th of June, 2013.

 

ATTEST:        (Seal)                                                       COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

                                                                                    OF KNOX COUNTY, NEBRASKA

 

Rhonda K. Surface, Deputy  /s/                                       By  Virgil H. Miller /s/                                        

Knox County Clerk                                                             Chairman                

 

4.  Motion by Supervisor Fuchtman, seconded by Supervisor Sokol to approve the following Resolution, due to the failure of Creighton Township and Miller Township to petition against vacating and abandoning a portion of 528 Avenue (platted Road #351) described in the following Resolution and the Knox County Board of Supervisors directs the Knox County Highway Superintendent to enter the Resolution in the County Road Plat Records and the same be recorded in the Knox County Register of Deeds’ Office. By Roll Call vote.   Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Absent was none.  Motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION NO. #2013- 36

 

A RESOLUTION TO VACATE AND ABANDON:              

A one-mile portion of 528 Avenue (platted Road #351) between the W1/2W1/2 of Section 31,

T29N, R5W and the E1/2E1/2 of Section 36, T29N, R6W, all west of the 6th P.M., Knox County,

Nebraska, and

TO PROVIDE FOR VESTING OF THE TITLE THEREOF, TO PROVIDE FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED BY THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY OF KNOX, NEBRASKA:

Section 1.  VACATION AND ABANDONMENT OF:  A one-mile portion of 528 Avenue (platted Road #351) between the W1/2W1/2 of Section 31, T29N, R5W and the E1/2E1/2 of Section 36, T29N, R6W, all west of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska;

 and that no damage will be sustained by the citizens of said County or the owners of property, therein, which matter has been ascertained by the Board of Supervisors.

     Section 2.  VESTING OF TITLE:  That all title to said vacation and abandonment shall revert to the owners of the abutting real estate, one-half on each side thereof, and become part of such property, as provided by law.

     Section 3.   WHEN OPERATIVE:  The Resolution shall take effect and be in full force from and after its passage, approval, and publication or posting as required by law.

     ADOPTED AND PASSED by the Board of Supervisors of the County of Knox, Nebraska this 13th of June, 2013.

 

ATTEST:        (Seal)                                                  COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

                                                                             OF KNOX COUNTY, NEBRASKA

 

Rhonda K. Surface, Deputy  /s/                               By  Virgil H. Miller /s/                                    

Knox County Clerk                                                     Chairman                

 

Mike Skroch, County Surveyor, met with the Board regarding book replacements for Surveyors Records that are in the Hwy. Supt.’s office vault.  A quote from Mobile Binders, Wessington Springs, SD, to laminate and bind the record books was reviewed.  Questions were raised as to whether laminating is the best choice or if more research needs to be done to determine if scanning and digital preservation is a better option.  Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Swanson that County Surveyor Skroch proceed to research what options are available and the best choice for preservation of the Surveyors Records.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

Marvin Soucek and Matt Frank met with the Board to update them regarding the Windlab Verdigre Wind Project west of Verdigre and presented an informational hand-out about the land, wind assessment, project design and environmental studies, grid connection and potential power buyers.   Also discussed were construction timelines, location, economic impact and keeping Zoning Administrator Doerr and Hwy. Supt. Barta informed. 

Zoning Administrator Doerr met with the Board on the following:  1.  Motion by Supr. O’Connor, seconded by Supr. Fuchtman to place on file the Monthly Permit Report for May 2013.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.   2.  Discussion was held on the joint special meeting of the County Planning Commission, County Board of Supervisors, and the County Economic Development Agency held on June 11, 2013. 

Jeff Uhlir and Sandy Fuchtman met with the Board regarding the Keystone XL Pipeline and presented informational hand-outs about the Pipeline Safety Trust and Pipeline Information for Local Government.  Discussion was held on concerns about pipeline leaks, crossing the Ogallala Aquifer, route alternatives, and the pipeline in the Hartington area.

Co. Sheriff Henery updated the Board on the following:  1.  Questioned giving the Sheriff’s Office white 2000 Expedition to Emergency Manager Hintz for her office use as it is in better condition than the maroon 1999 Expedition that she is currently using.  The Board gave their approval.  2. Deer guards for the Sheriff’s Office vehicles were discussed.  Sheriff Henery had a bid for four deer guards from Electronic Engineering Co., Sioux City, IA, however, only three guards will be needed since the guard off of the Emergency Manager’s maroon 1999 Expedition can be used on one of the vehicles.   Motion by Supr. Sokol, seconded by Supr. O’Connor for Sheriff Henery to purchase deer guards for the Sheriff’s Office vehicles from Electronic Engineering Co., Sioux City, IA.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.  3.  Sheriff Henery presented a copy of a letter he had received from his insurance agent requesting that Don Henery be added as an additional insured to the Knox County insurance policy due to the use of the firing range for the Sheriff’s Office.  Sheriff Henery owns the property where the firing range is located.  Katie Fritz will contact NIRMA to see what is necessary.  4.  Discussed the need for a County IT (Information Technology) person who would be available to the Sheriff’s Office and other offices in the Courthouse when there are problems with computers, audio/video and other equipment, and to keep everything compatible.  The Board did not support putting a full-time IT person on the payroll but was in favor of hiring someone on an as-needed basis.  5.  The concrete has been poured for the prisoner exercise yard and the fence will be erected as soon as possible.  Discussion was held on Deputies watching the prisoners and prisoners being allowed to smoke in the exercise yard. 

The agenda item for 11:20 a.m., Northeast Community College to meet with the Board on Extended Campus Campaign, was not held as no one from the College was in attendance. 

Supervisor O’Connor updated the Board on research that he had done regarding the purchase of a copier for the Extension Office and that he was able to negotiate the price down. 

Motion by Supr. Swanson, seconded by Supr. Schlote that all claims, audited and approved for payment by the Claims Committee be allowed subject to delinquent personal taxes. By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.  Claims totaling $536,020.77 are listed at the end of these proceedings.

Motion by Supr. O’Connor, seconded by Supr. Sokol that the receipts be accepted and placed on file, by roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried. Receipts totaled $229,895.78. 

            #15271 – Knox Co. Sheriff, finger printing fee, 45.00; #15272 – St. of Nebr., rent, 4,315.00; #15273 – Kevin Barta, culvert, 280.00; #15274 – Knox Co. Veteran’s Service, 40.00; #15275 – Knox Co. Zoning, bldg. permits, flood permit & late fees, 595.00; #15276 – Knox Co. Zoning, bldg. permits, 50.00; #15277 – St. of Nebr., 911 Wireless funding, 5,075.54; #15278 – St. of Nebr., insurance prem. pmt., 17,224.87; #15279 – Knox Co. Treas., int., 1,566.44; #15280 – Knox Co. Treas., int., 334.10; #15281 – St. of Nebr., homestead pmt., 47,975.51; #15282 – Knox Co. Sheriff, auto insp. & handgun permits, 870.00; #15283 – Pfeil & Assoc., culvert, 424.00; #15284 – Knox Co. Clerk, plats, filings, c.c. marr. lic. & copies, 195.08; #15285 – St. of Nebr., tie out section corners/remonument, 3,300.00; #15286 – Knox Co. Treas., postage for mailing mtr. veh. lic., 214.80; #15287 – National Pharmaceutical, mfr. formulary rebate, 133.01; #15288 – Knox Co. Clk., reimb. election costs, 2,204.87; #15289 – Knox Co. Zoning, bldg. permits, 705.00; #15290 – SID #1, maintenance fee, 200.00; #15291 – Commercial St. Bk., int., 1,764.38; #15292 – NACO, refund of reg. fee, 30.00; #15293 – Knox Co. Crt., fines, overload fines & crt. costs, 3,909.00; #15294 – St. of Nebr., hwy. alloc., 121,784.38; #15295 – Knox Co. Veteran’s Service, mlge. reimb., 80.00; #15296 – Phyllis C. Meier, culvert, 96.00; #15297 – Verdigre Chiropractic, econ. dev. pmt., 843.03; #15298 – Knox Co. Chiropractic, econ. dev. pmt., 70.67; #15299 – Niobrara Laundry SVC, econ. dev. pmt., 100.00; #15300 – Elaine’s Tavern, econ. dev. pmt., 237.24; #15301 – Green Valley Veterinary, econ. dev. pmt., 702.70; #15302 – Downtown Auto SVC, econ. dev. pmt., 923.45; #15303 – Mike Beckman, equip. rent, 105.00; #15304 – Knox Co. Clerk, elec. recovery, 1,611.06; #15305 – Clk. of Dist. Crt., May coll., 960.80; #15306 – Cedar Co. Clerk, May coll. – Fire Crofton Gen. & Sink, Fire Wausa Gen. & Bond, 4,760.49; #15307 – Knox Co. Clerk, marriage lic., 15.00; #15308 – Register of Deeds, May coll., 6,154.36.

Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Schlote to cancel Check #01302223 payable to the Pierce County Sheriff in the amount of $38.00 from the General Fund.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion Carried.

Motion by Supt. Swanson, seconded by Supr. Fuchtman to cancel Check #01302345 payable to the Lancaster County Sheriff in the amount of $7.19 from the General Fund.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

Motion by Supr. Sokol, seconded by Supr. O’Connor to place on file the Clerk of District Court’s May 2013 Fee Report.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried. 

There was no public comment on agenda items.

Public comment on non-agenda items was Supr. O’Connor updating the Board with a correct legislative bill number and the direction the Board wants to take with the Livestock Friendly designation and putting it on the next meeting’s agenda. 

Chairman Miller moves the Board recess at 12:00 p.m. for lunch. 

The Knox County Board of Supervisors reconvened at 1:00 p.m. with all members present. 

Co. Treasurer Stark presented her Report to Knox County Board of Supervisors regarding 96 claims (with one being later withdrawn) for property tax refunds from the Verdigre Unified School District (Bond Fund) which were made pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. §77-1734.01.  Co. Attorney Thomas explained the statute and that a hearing will need to be held regarding the Claims for Property Tax Refunds and that the County Board will need to set a hearing date.  Discussion was held on recent court cases and the process that will need to be followed.  Co. Treasurer Stark read a letter that she received from Co. Assessor McManigal which stated that Assessor McManigal has no capacity to respond to the claims because she does not have a role in decisions made by a levying body of any political subdivision.  The Board set July 25, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. for the hearing to be held regarding the Claims for Property Tax Refunds regarding the Verdigre Unified School District (Bond Fund) and that notice will be given to the claimants and school district of the date, time and place of hearing. 

            GENERAL FUND.   Salaries, 118,726.68; A&D Services, weed gas, 185.00; Ameritas Life Ins. Corp., retirement Co. pays, 7,924.83; Ann Flood, mental health board, 50.00; Black Hills Ammunition, ammo., 679.00; Bloomfield Tire & Oil, LLC, van gas, 133.26; Bob Barker Company, Inc., hygiene supp., 49.53; Bonnie R. Cash, prior serv., 9.00; Carol Peters, prior serv., 15.00; Chris Johnson, board exp., 18.56; Clint Miller, board exp., 32.69; Coll. of Int. Rev., Co. pays, 8,829.88; Connecting Point, repair, fuser, 356.75; County of Knox Emp. Ben. Acct., ins. Co. pays, 24,874.80; Creighton News, mtg. and legal notices, 551.34; Crofton Journal/Niobrara Tribune, sub. and notices, 496.34; Donald J. Jiracek, prior serv., 25.00; Donald Stoural, mileage, 30.33; Eakes Ofc. Plus, file cab., 689.00; Ecowater Systems, bottled water, 534.25; Elaine’s Tavern and Café, pris. board, 3,237.50; Great Plains Comm., phone, 1,236.86; Guarantee Roofing, roof repair, 798.00; Health Plan Services, Inc., dent. Ins. Co. pays, 1,153.24; Jacqueline F. Fritz, prior serv., 24.00; Jacquelyn E. Meier, prior serv., 21.00; James Egley, mental health board, 75.00; James Hames, mileage, 112.00; James Scott, mileage, 76.16; Janita Kube, board exp., 38.90; JoAnn Eisenbeiss, prior serv., 45.00; JoAnn P. Knori, prior serv., 20.00; Karen Riesberg, juror costs, 12.75; Kay Morrill, board exp., 18.00; Knox County Sheriff, summons, etc., 2,032.67; LeRoy Buchholz, board exp., 59.58; Leroy Clausen, mileage, 58.24; The Lincoln National Life Ins. Co., ins. Co. pays, 74.39; Lois Colwell, prior serv, 27.00; Marjorie Schaffer, mental health board, 50.00; Michael Long, part cost of judge’s robe, 108.23; Microfilm Imaging System, scan rental, 46.00; MIPS, comp. prog., 687.65; Mobile Binders, plat binder, 350.00; Marty O’Connor, mileage, 845.28; NACEB, ext. board dues, 100.00; NACO, dues, 1,662.98; National Assoc, of Counties, dues, 450.00; Nancy Schramm, mental health board, 50.00; NE Advance Sheets, sub., 200.00; NE County Assessor’s Assoc., dues, 50.00; NIRMA, tower and veh. ins., 46,531.00; Name Redacted, medicare prem. reimb., 311.06; Norman Mackeprang, mileage, 70.06; Name Redacted, medicare prem. reimb., 567.30; North Central PPD, elec., 1,443.92; NEREC, comp. license, 1,221.96; Postmaster, postage, 755.75; Quill Corp., ofc. supp., 289.88; Ray’s Electric, Inc., service and phone, 386.58; Region 4 Behavorial Health Sys., contribution, 4,106.00; Region IV, Inc., quarterly contribution, 2,521.50; Reliable Ofc. Supp., supp., 448.84; Roma Walton, prior serv., 51.00; Ruth Vonderohe, trav. exp., 207.36; Shaffer’s Mini Mart, van gas, 57.02; Steffen’s Serv. Station, weed gas, filter, 368.54; Tammy Henery, lawn serv., 761.00; The Monitor, env., notices, 1,383.07; US Cellular, cell phone, 90.25; The Verdigre Eagle, notice, env., 231.00; Verdigre Farm Service, van gas, 124.00; Verdigre Pharmacy, meds., 49.65; Vic’s Service, LLC, gasoline, 38.00; Village of Center, water and sewer, 284.00; Name Redacted, medicare prem. reimb., 303.50; Virginia Buerman, prior service, 27.00; Wausa Gazette, notice, 45.66; Western Office Tech., portable screen, 847.00.

ROAD FUND.  Advanced Energy, diesel, 6,129.51; B’s Enterprises, culverts/band, 11,784.65; Backus Sand & Gravel, gravel & haul, 5,935.23; Big Red Mini Mart, gas, 69.40; Bloomfield Tire & Oil LLC, gas, tire rep. & labor, 843.35; Carhart Lumber Co., bldg. tools, 412.59; Center Garage, tires & tire rep., 217.00; CHS, gas/diesel, 1,935.56; City of Bloomfield, water, 19.50; CMart LLC, gas, 38.00; Cornhusker Int’l Trucks, Inc., rep. & filters, 1,048.25; CRA Payment Center, rep., 1,767.35; Crane Sales & Service, rep., 1,151.17; Creighton News, ad, 62.70; Crofton Journal, ad, 72.90; Don McElhose Trucking & Const., clay, rock & haul, 2,940.00; Freeman Oil, LLC, diesel, 1,815.00; Cary Becker, sand, 1,200.00; Great Plains Comm., phone, 727.37; Grossenburg Impl. Inc., rep., filters & supp., 991.59; Hefner True Value Inc., supp., 21.98; Herbert Feed & Grain Co., diesel, 4,412.10; Husker Steel, steel for bridges, 83,553.00; J & K Auto, gas, 492.84; Jack’s Qwikshop, gas, 188.65; Name redacted, Medicare prem. reimb., 411.26; Jedlicka’s Hardware Hank, supp. & oil, 53.32; Kayton Int’l. Inc., rep., 316.18; Kimball Midwest, supp., 201.80; Larry Moeller, sand, 1,200.00; Lynn Smith, clay, 300.00; Main Street Grocery, supp., 10.32; Melvin Barger dba Barger Farms, Inc., gravel & haul, 700.00; Menford’s Trustworthy Hardware, bldg. rep., 179.08; Mitteis Gravel, gravel & haul, 6,664.90; NAPA Bloomfield, supp., rep., & oil, 1,524.78; NIRMA Workmen’s Comp. & Liability insurance, 86,445.00; NCPPD, elect., 321.22; Powerplan, rep., 103.96; Ray’s Electric, Inc., cell phone chgr., 70.48; R & K Motor Parts, rep. & filters, 549.99; Shaffer’s Mini Mart, gas, 185.71; Steffen’s Service Station, gas & tire rep., 105.41; U.S. Cellular, cell phone, 345.16; Vakoc Excavating LLC, gravel & haul, 37,880.80; Verdigre Eagle, ad, 106.16; Verdigre Farm Service, supp., tordon & gas/diesel, 5,260.56; Vic’s Service, gas, 718.55; Village of Center, water, 18.00; Village of Niobrara, water & sewer, 36.13; Village of Verdigre, water, sewer & garbage, 71.75; West Hodson Lumber, shed bldg. materials, 3,947.31; West Hodson Lumber & Concrete Co., supp., 60.52; Yankton Diesel Injection, Inc., rep., 399.78; Praxair Dist. Inc., oxygen/acetylene, 190.84; Weldon Industries, rep., 54.42.

CHILD SUPPORT FUND. Great Plains Comm., phone/internet, 23.98; Postmaster, postage, 526.00.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUND. Salary, 400.00, Ameritas Life Ins. Corp., retirement Co. pays, 27.00; Coll. of Int. Rev., Co. pays, 30.60;

C & C DEVELOPMENT FUND. Salary, 3,000.00; Ameritas Life Ins. Corp., retirement Co. pays, 202.50; Coll. of Int. Rev., Co. pays, 229.50; County of Knox Emp. Ben. Acct., ins. Co. pays, 654.60; Great Plains Comm., phone/internet, 23.97; Health Plan Service, Inc., ins. Co. pays, 27.64; The Lincoln National Life Ins. Co., ins. Co. pays, 1.83; US Cellular, cell phone, 63.12.

INHERITANCE FUND. Rodney W. Smith, pub. def. cont., 2,083.33.

911 EMERGENCY FUND. Century Link, phone, 2.93; Great Plains Comm., phone/internet, 796.12; NIRMA, ins., 10,211.00.

 

                                                                        TOTALS

 

                        General Fund                                                                 241,453.57

                        Road Fund                                                                    276,263.08

                        Child Support Fund                                                               549.98

                        Economic Development Fund                                                 457.60

                        C & C Development Fund                                        4,203.16

                        Inheritance Fund                                                                2,083.33

                        911 Emergency Fund                                                        11,010.05

                                                                                                            536,020.77

 

Chairman Miller adjourned the Knox County Board of Supervisors at 1:50 p.m., June 13, 2013 until Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. for a regular meeting.

            I, Rhonda K. Surface, Deputy Knox County Clerk, do hereby certify that the County Board minutes are correct to the best of my knowledge.

 

ATTEST:                                                                       COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

                                                                                    OF KNOX COUNTY, NEBRASKA

 

________________________________________  By __________________________________________

Rhonda K. Surface, Deputy Knox County Clerk                     Virgil H. Miller, Chairman

 

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

           

                                                                                                            June 13, 2013   

                                                                                                            Center, Nebraska

9:45 a.m.

 

A regular meeting of the Knox County Board of Equalization was held at the Court House in Center, Nebraska on the date of June 13, 2013 at 9:45 a.m.  Present were Supervisors O’Connor Dist. #1, Swanson Dist. #2, Miller Dist. #3, Sokol, Jr. Dist. #4, Mackeprang Dist. #5, Schlote Dist. #6 and Fuchtman Dist. #7.  Absent was none.  Chairman O’Connor presiding.  Also present were Co. Assessor McManigal and Katie Fritz.

            Chairman O’Connor announced to the public that a copy of the Public Open Meeting Act was posted in the Boardroom.

            Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the Creighton News newspaper, as shown by the Affidavit of Publication attached to these minutes.

            Notice of this meeting was simultaneously given to all members and a copy of their acknowledgment and receipt of notice and agenda is attached to these minutes.  All proceedings hereafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was opened to the attendance of the public.

            The minutes of the May 30, 2013 meeting were read.  Chairman O’Connor approved the May 30, 2013 minutes as read.

            There was no public comment on agenda items.

There was no public comment on non-agenda.

Motion by Supr. Miller, seconded by Supr. Sokol that the Tax Claims Committee recommendation on Tax Claim #7763 be accepted and granted and the County Assessor is hereby directed to execute the proper adjustments on the tax records.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none. Motion carried.

Motion by Supr. Fuchtman, seconded by Supr. Schlote to approve and enter all evidence for the 2013 Equalization being all Nebraska Statutes, Regulations and Directives, the 2013 Sale Rosters, the 2013 PAD Reports & Opinions, the 2013 TERC Findings, the NE Assessor Reference Manual, the US Dept. of Ag Soil Survey and all pertinent information regarding Equalization, which are all on file in the Knox County Assessor’s Office, and to place on file the Certificate of Completion of Assessment Roll for Knox County.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

            Motion by Supr. Swanson, seconded by Supr. Mackeprang to accept and place on file the following 2013 Notices of Valuation Change by the Knox County Board of Equalization.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays None.  Motion carried.

            Clair B. & Diane K. Arens, Crofton, NE, added util. bldg. (used material) and lean-to, 501,910 to 510,805; Bulldog’s Sports Lounge LLC, %Chris & Rosario Patrick, Creighton, NE, reviewed bldg. stat. & adj. made, 46,335 to 39,920; Crofton Bluffs Wind LLC, Santa Ana, CA, valued new maint. bldg., 0 to 551,690; Crofton Bluffs Wind LLC, Santa Ana, CA, added value per NE Statutes, 0 to 5,107,760; Crofton Elevator, Inc., Crofton, NE, added 3000 gal. cone bottom poly tank – from dep. schedule, goes on real estate not personal prop., 430,770 to 433,215; Christensen Brothers Ptnsp., Sleepy Eye, MN, revalued all farm bldgs. using 2012 Marshall & Swift pricing guide, 1,113,805 to 1,345,010; Eagle Eye, %Kurt Gall, Clarkson, NE, farm bldgs. valued by 2012 Marshall & Swift pricing guide, more dep. given for age of facility, 542,780 to 451,810; Keith E. & Diana J. Eckmann, Center, NE, added farm bldg., 48,600 to 67,520; Elkhorn Ridge Wind LLC, Santa Ana, CA, valuation update after review of commercial bldgs.,  260,950 to 391,170; Joey & Barbara Fendrick, Bloomfield, NE, adj. given for vacant house in poor condition, 42,985 to 36,785; Gordon W. Fulton & wf., adj. made for incompletion, 60,950 to 50,360; Timothy G. & Evelyn M. Gubbels, Laurel, NE, upon review valued a 2002 8’x29’ Sprinter Camper that appears to be unlicensed, 94,725 to 102,360; H K Y, Inc., %Garry’s Farm Serv., Bloomfield, NE, farm bldgs. valued by 2012 Marshall & Swift pricing guide, as all farm bldgs., more dep. given for age of bldg. & facilities, 566,305 `to 541,980; Robert Hanson, Neligh, NE, new lessee, 3,565 to 8,000; Husker Pig Coop Inc., %L. Scott & Kristi Hauger, farm bldg. values set according to 2012 Marshall & Swift pricing guide, as all farm bldgs., more dep. given for age of facility, 490,700 to 396,470; James W. & Leslie L. Huttmann, Bloomfield, NE, added implement shed 60’x32’, 515,980 to 532,245; Guy & Pamela Kirkpatrick, reviewed property file – adj. effective age, 31,675 to 28,160; Donald W. & Joann P. Knori, Niobrara, NE, review allowed change overall, the area is zoned commercial & will remain that way currently, 28,050 to 21,310; Greg Kuhlman & Karla K. Kuhlman, Wausa, NE, review adj. value on 261’x102’ hog barn, 1,610,000 to 1,425,560; Kelvin & Kevin Kumm, Wausa, NE, gave new 2012 farrowing house 15% functional dep. for being built with used lumber, 129,220 to 117,455; Rod Mach, Omaha, NE, after review gave functional dep. for repair work on interior floors & bathroom update, 55,285 to 47,505; Tom O. & Sandra E. Mallette, Oakland, NE, FEMA trailer purchased off lot in OK, adjusted age to 2005, 38,980 to 37,015; Samuel C. & Linda McGill, Niobrara, NE, lake influence areas have increased, originally placed in incorrect neighborhood, 142,575 to 48,375; Donald M. & Kathryn A. Meisner, Sioux City, IA, adj. to land use, 100,785 to 95,240; David Pavelka, etal., adj. value of home because of condition, 34,960 to 28,925; Troy & Paige A. Poppe, pivot put up in July and not used for full season, removing for 2013 and add for 2014, 665,100 to 506,415; Roy Johnson Farms, Inc., Bloomfield, NE, farm bldgs. increased for 2013 (further review did lower value from orig. notice) & added Sioux grain bin, 556,710 to 495,375; David J. & Rosemary Simons, Creighton, NE, farm bldg. values set according to 2012 Marshall & Swift pricing guide – as well as all bldgs. in Knox Co., more dep. given for age of facility, 421,740 to 385,155; Dale L. & Marilyn E. Sukup, added 40’x8’ tool shed, 208,615 to 209,880; Swine 84, %Jana Kuhlman, Norfolk, NE, rural farm bldgs. repriced using 2012 Marshall & Swift price guide, 916,390 to 1,129,595; Telebeep, Inc., %Tom Schommer, Norfolk, NE, adj. made to tower & shed, 12,270 to 7,255; Telebeep, Inc., %Tom Schommer, Norfolk, NE, adj. made to tower & shed, 20,305 to 12,275; Lyle Tramp, Crofton, NE, adj. land use, 149,230 to 147,330; Lyle J. Tramp, Crofton, NE, adj. land use, 29,560 to 25,680; Lyle J. Tramp, Crofton, NE, adj. land use, 34,540 to 32,710; Michael D. Uhing, Colman, SD, bldgs. previously burned down, 251,600 to 247,890; Starr Angel Wallace, Norfolk, NE, flat value on home – to be torn down, 11,435 to 6,145; Kieth D. Zimmerman & wf., Crofton, NE,  added bldg., farm bldgs. raised overall with new 2012 pricing increase, 128,010 to 208,010; Brian J. & Anna M. Wortman, Creighton, NE, after review 81’x152’ finishing barn adj., 400,905 to 359,340.

            Chairman O’Connor adjourned the Knox County Board of Equalization at 10:10 a.m. on June 13, 2013 until 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, June 27, 2013 for a regular meeting.

            I, Rhonda K. Surface, Deputy Knox County Clerk, do hereby certify that the County Board of Equalization minutes are correct to the best of my knowledge.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                   KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

 

________________________________________              By____________________________________

Rhonda K. Surface, Deputy Knox County Clerk                                Martin J. O’Connor, Chairman

 

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

                                                                                                            Center, Nebraska

                                                                                                            June 27, 2013

                                                                                                            9:30 a.m.

 

            A regular meeting of the Knox County Board of Supervisors was held at the Court House in Center, Nebraska on the date of June 27, 2013 at 9:30 a.m.  Present were Supervisors Swanson Dist. #2, Miller Dist. #3, Sokol, Jr. Dist. #4, Mackeprang Dist. #5, Schlote Dist. #6 and Fuchtman Dist. #7.  Absent was Supervisor O’Connor Dist. #1. Chairman Miller presiding.

Chairman Miller led the Board in the Pledge of Allegiance.

            Chairman Miller announced to the public that a copy of the Public Open Meeting Act was posted in the Boardroom.

            Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the Crofton Journal newspaper, as shown by the Affidavit of Publication attached to these minutes.

            Notice of this meeting was simultaneously given to all members and a copy of their acknowledgment and receipt of notice and agenda is attached to these minutes.  All proceedings hereafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was opened to the attendance of the public.

            The following people were present at various times during the meeting: Wausa Gazette Reporter Deanna Anderson, Hwy. Supt. Barta, Co. Assessor McManigal, Deputy Assessor Beckmann, Econ. Dev. Dir. Cerny, Linda Wuebben, Dale Riesberg, Jeff Hammer, Co. Sheriff Henery, Holt County Supervisor Bill Tielke, Joe Ferguson, Merri Schneider, Chris Adelman, Kylie Zimmerer, Duane and Ruth Fulton, Les and Dianne Baller, Roger Koehn, Wally Sukup, Carol Triplett, County Attorney Thomas, Zoning Admin. Doerr, and Co. Treasurer Stark.

            The minutes of the June 13, 2013 meeting were read.  Chairman Miller approved the June 13, 2013 meeting minutes as read.

Correspondence reviewed was: 1. Letter from State of Nebraska Commission of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice stating that the Knox County Jail is determined to be in full compliance with the Standards at the time of the inspection.

Chairman Miller moves the Board recess at 9:45 a.m. for Board of Equalization.

The Knox County Board of Supervisors reconvened at 10:30 a.m. with all members present except Supervisor O’Connor District #1.

            At 10:30 a.m., Chairman Miller opened the advertised public hearing for the vacation and abandonment of a       .75-mile portion of 880 Road (platted Road #550) in Central Township.

            Crofton City Econ. Dev. Director Linda Wuebben and Crofton City Attorney Dale Riesberg met with the Board regarding the Crofton oiling strip.  Discussion was held on breaking the contract between Knox County and the City of Crofton, or using less area for the oiling strip so that the contract can continue.  The Crofton City Council will meet and a representative from the Board of Supervisors will attend that meeting to discuss the option of using less area so the strip can stay in place.

Visitors’ Committee President Dale Riesberg presented a list of applications that were submitted and approved to receive Visitors’ Promo and Visitors’ Improvement funds.  Motion by Supr. Fuchtman, seconded by Supr. Sokol to concur with the Visitors’ Committee and approve the following distributions of funds from the Visitors’ Promo Fund and the Visitors’ Improvement Fund:  Visitor’s Promo - Crofton Community Club, $1,000; Creighton Chamber of Commerce, $1,000; Verdigre Improvement Club, $1,000; Wausa Smorgasbord Committee, $500; Wausa Community Club, $500; Shannon Trail Promoters & Statues, $500; Niobrara Promoters, $1,000; Bloomfield Community Club, $1,000; Center Community, $500; Outlaw Trails Scenic Byway, 4500; Corps of Discovery Welcome Center, $1,000; and Nebraska RC&D, $1,000; Visitor’s Improvement – Bloomfield Community Club, $1,000; Niobrara State Park, $5,482.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Abstain District #2.  Absent was District #1.  Motion carried.

            Insurance Agent Jeff Hammer met with the Board on the renewal of the dental/vision insurance.  A new plan was reviewed and the premium would decrease while the annual maximum coverage will increase to $2,000 per calendar year.  The rewards amounts would still apply.  Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Sokol to approve Dental/Vision Plan 3 with Ameritas Health Plan Service Group with the premiums to be $27.66 County pay per eligible employee, and employee pay for 1 dependent to be $26.96 per month or $59.49 for 2 or dependents.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #1.  Motion carried.

            Chairman Miller signed the Purchasing Agent Appointment and the Contract and Bond Contract for the Bloomfield West Federal Aid Bridge Project #BRO-7054(20). 

Chairman Miller closed the Public Hearing at 11:30 A.M. for vacation and abandonment of the following .75-mile

portion of 880 RD (platted Road #550) located in Central Township, Knox County, Nebraska described as follows:

            A .75-mile portion of 880 Road (platted Road #550) between the SE1/4SW1/4 and the S1/2SE1/4 of Section 8 and the NE1/4NW1/4 and the N1/2NE1/4 of Section 17, T30N, R4W, all West of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska. Also present was Hwy. Supt. Barta.  It was then moved by Supr. Sokol, seconded by Supr. Swanson that the publisher’s affidavit of publishing notice herein, be filed with these minutes and as part of this record.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #1.  Motion carried.

            It was moved by Supr. Sokol, seconded by Supr. Swanson to adopt Resolution #2013-37 to vacate and abandon a .75-mile portion of 880 Road (platted Road #550) located in Central Township, Knox County, Nebraska.    By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #1.  Motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION #2013 - 37

 

WHEREAS, upon the public hearing duly held, after proper notice given, it appears that it would be in the public interest to require the vacation and abandonment of the following portion of 880 Road (platted Road #550) located in Central Township, Knox County, Nebraska described as follows:

A .75-mile portion of 880 RD (platted Road #550) between the SE1/4SW1/4 and the S1/2SE1/4 of Section 8 and the NE1/4NW1/4 and the N1/2NE1/4 of Section 17, T30N, R4W of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska, and

BE IT, FURTHER, RESOLVED, that the County Clerk mail a copy of this Resolution to each member of the Township Board of Central Township in Knox County, by certified mail, filing her receipts therefore as part of this record.

Passed and approved this 27th day of June 2013.

 

ATTEST:      (Seal)                                                         COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

                                                                                    OF KNOX COUNTY, NEBRASKA

 

Joann M. Fischer /s/                                                      By: Virgil H. Miller /s/                                        

Knox County Clerk                                                                Chairman

 

            Representatives from Northeast Community College, former NCC student Kylie Zimmerer and Holt County Supervisor Bill Tielke met with the Board with information for a new extended campus that will be built in O’Neill.  The facility would serve nine counties.  NCC will pay for the land, the staffing and the equipment but are asking citizens, organizations, counties, etc. to raise the bulk of the money to complete the new facility.  A film was viewed.  Discussion ensued on funding, a new technical training building where you could drive in large ag equipment to be used for teaching purposes, offering more subjects, convenience for students so they don’t have to drive to the Norfolk campus, and a testimonial given by former student Kylie Zimmerer.  No action was taken at this meeting.

            Chairman Miller recessed the Board at 12:00 p.m. for lunch.

            The Knox County Board of Supervisors reconvened at 12:48 p.m. with all members present except Supr. Swanson District #2 who was conducting County business in the Clerk’s Office and also absent was Supr. O’Connor District #1.

            Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Sokol to go into executive session so as to protect the reputation of a reuse loan borrower.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent were Districts #1 and #2.  Motion carried.  Chairman Miller reiterated that the executive session will be held so as to protect the reputation of a reuse loan borrower.  The Board came out of executive session at 12:54 p.m.  Chairman Miller stated that the executive session was held solely on a reuse loan.

            Supervisor Swanson returned to the meeting at 12:54 p.m.

            Economic Development Director Cerny met with the Board on the following: 1. Loan interest rates at the Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District have dropped; 2. Update on a submitted loan application; 3. Discussion was held on Mr. Cerny’s salary for the bookkeeping portion of the loan program.  NENEDD will be working with a new loan applicant.  Motion by Supr. Swanson, seconded by Supr. Mackeprang to adjust Economic Development Director Matt Cerny’s salary for the loan program at $200 per month until a further review of the reuse loan program after a new loan is approved at which time the Board will adjust the salary after knowing the time needed to implement the new regulations.    By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #1.  Motion carried.

Ruth Fulton met with the Board on behalf of Ron Fettig.  Discussion was held on the court cases filed by Knox County against Mr. Fettig for not obtaining building permits in the river area.  Mrs. Fulton said that Mr. Fettig had paid an attorney to handle the required permit process and thought the process was complete however the necessary paperwork and requirements had not been met for Zoning Admin. Doerr to issue the permits.  Discussion was held on an attached room, summons served in 2012, Mr. Fettig’s attorney who asked to be withdrawn from the case, surveying, the rented area that needs a survey and a lease, the 30-day extension in the Court that County Attorney Thomas agreed to, request to extend the court cases further than 30 days, permit fees and late fees that are due, how the rules must be followed regarding elevation, flood and building permits so as to stay within the guidelines of the flood insurance regulations and FEMA, and how to remedy the situation.  Chairman Miller said that it is a tough call, that Mr. Fettig has the Board’s sympathy and that the Board directs County Attorney Thomas to proceed with the court cases at his discretion. 

            A telephone conference was held with Amir Azimi and Greg Hood with HHS regarding the renewal of the lease on Annex #2.  Mr. Azimi said that HHS does not need the entire building now.  Discussion was held on the requirement of the County to provide 468 square feet to HHS at no cost and that the area proposed to be leased is 1,628 square feet.  The Board and HHS will discuss the rent amount and lease agreement at a future meeting.

            Motion by Supr. Swanson, seconded by Supr. Schlote to accept the recommendation of the Claims Committee to approve the payment of all claims except Claim #01302882 payable to Schreier’s Lumber Company and that such claims are subject to delinquent personal property taxes.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #1.  Motion carried.

            Motion by Supr. Swanson, seconded by Supr. Fuchtman to accept the recommendation of the Claims Committee to approve the payment of Claim #01302882 payable to Schreier’s Lumber Company and that such claim is subject to delinquent personal property taxes.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Abstain District #3.  Absent was District #1.  Motion carried.

            Hwy. Supt. Barta met with the Board on the following: 1. A letter was received from the Hill Township Board for requesting the vacation and abandonment of a one-half mile portion of 535 Avenue (Platted Road #875) and a one-half mile portion of 895 Road (Platted Road #808) in the northern part of Hill Township.  Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Schlote to adopt Resolution #2013 – 38 directing Hwy. Supt. Barta to conduct a study for the vacation and abandonment of a one-half mile portion of 535 Avenue (Platted Road #875) between the NE1/4 of Section 31 and the NW1/4 of Section 32 and a one-half mile portion of 895 Road (Platted Road #808) between the SW1/4 of Section 29 and the NW1/4 of Section 32, all in T33N, R4W of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #1.  Motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION #2013 - 38

 

WHEREAS the Hill Township Board has requested to vacate and abandon a portion of 535 Avenue (Platted #875 Road) and 895 Road (Platted Road #808) as follows:

A one-half mile portion of 535 Avenue (Platted Road #875) between the NE1/4 of Section 31 & the NW1/4 of Section 32; AND a one-half mile portion of 895 Road (Platted Road #808) between the SW1/4 of Section 29 and the NW1/4 of Section 32, all in T33N, R4W of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska   

WHEREAS the Highway Superintendent must conduct a study of vacating and abandoning such roads, and,

NOW BE IT RESOLVED, the Knox County Board of Supervisors hereby directs Hwy. Supt. Kevin R. Barta to conduct a study of vacating and abandoning a one-half mile portion of 535 Avenue (Platted Road #875) and a one-half mile portion of 895 Road (Platted Road #808) as described above.

Passed this 27th day of June 2013.

 

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

KNOX COUNTY, NEBRASKA

 

Virgil H. Miller /s/                                               Absent                                                  Rayder Swanson /s/                  

Virgil H. Miller, Chairman, Dist. #3                       Martin J. O'Connor, Dist. #1                    Rayder Swanson, Dist. #2         

 

James Sokol, Jr. /s/                                           Norman Mackeprang /s/                         Danny R. Schlote /s/                 

James Sokol, Jr., Dist. #4                                   Norman Mackeprang, Dist. #5                 Danny R. Schlote, Dist. #6

 

ATTEST:  (Seal)                                     Jim Fuchtman /s/                      

Joann M. Fischer /s/                                          Jim Fuchtman, Dist. #7

Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk

 

2.  Roadside mowing and grazing of road ditches.  A complaint was filed where someone fenced the road right of way placing a fence along the edge of the gravel of the road, and grazing the right of way.  Hwy. Supt. Barta discussed publishing a notice in the paper about mowing and the problem of grazing the road right of ways.  County Attorney Thomas said that this is a safety issue, that placing the fence along the gravel edge of the road and grazing the area is unsafe for motorists and that a letter needs to be sent to the people advising them that they need to move the fence back out of the right of way.  The letters will be sent to people who are in violation along County roads and that township boards will have to address the issue for their respective township roads; 3. County/Township Allocation update; 4. Update on the Bloomfield Shed addition; 5. Bridge crew update; 6. Oil crew update; 7. Machinery break downs; 8. Lindy North BIA Road project update; 9. Salaries for 2014.

            Zoning Admin. Doerr met with the Board on the following: 1. Motion by Supr. Fuchtman, seconded by Supr. Schlote to place on file the April 30, 2013 Planning Commission meeting minutes.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #1.  Motion carried.

            Discussion was held on Livestock Friendly Designation for Knox County.  Motion by Supr. Fuchtman, seconded by Supr. Mackeprang to direct the Planning Commission to review the following three things: 1. Cap on animal units;              2. Setback per animal unit does not have a maximum distance; and 3. Inconsistent animal designation classifications.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #1.  Motion carried,

            There was no public comment on agenda items.

            Comment on non-agenda items was given by Supr. Fuchtman who had contacted a Cedar County Commissioner regarding the Keystone XL Pipeline.  The Cedar County Commissioner said that the pipeline company is current with their taxes.  Supr. Mackeprang also contacted Commissioners from Wayne, Colfax, Stanton and Cedar Counties and each of those officials said that they were pleased with the pipeline through their respective counties.

            Sheriff Henery met with the Board on the following: 1. The prisoner exercise area is now completed; 2. Installing push guards on patrol vehicles; 3. Discussed insurance on the firing range; 4. Amish residents are adding reflective tape or other items to their buggies to be more visible to motorists.

Motion by Supr. Swanson, seconded by Supr. Schlote to cancel check number 01302689 payable to the NE Advance Sheets Pub. Office in the amount of $200.00 paid out of the General Fund.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #1.  Motion carried.

            Co. Treasurer Stark and the Board discussed the up-coming closing of the Great Western Bank branch in Bloomfield. 

            Discussion was held on the relocation for drivers’ license exams as the current Boardroom where the exams are given will be a hallway after the new addition is constructed.  As the electronic equipment is located in the Veteran Service Office, it would be advantageous to have the exams given in that office area so as to eliminate the need for extra wiring.   The Board discussed the matter with Veteran Service Officer Boggs and the future location of the Veteran Service Office could be in Annex #2. 

            Motion by Supr. Fuchtman, seconded by Supr. Sokol to place on file the County Treasurer’s Report of Certificate of Pledged Securities and the County Clerk’s Report of Certificate of Pledged Securities.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #1.  Motion carried.

            Motion by Supr. Sokol, seconded by Supr. Swanson to pay the Northeast Nebraska RC&D 2013 Sponsor Dues in the amount of $2,000.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #1.  Motion carried.

Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Fuchtman that the receipts be accepted and placed on file.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #1.  Motion carried.  Receipts totaled $75,224.61.

#15309 – United States Treasury, entitlement pmt., 35,938.00;  #15310 – State of Nebraska, reimb. of Emerg. Mgt. budget, 7,679.32; #15311 – Knox County Zoning, bldg. perm., 30.00; #15312 – Pronto, econ. dev. pmt., 706.70; #15313 – Trustworthy Hardware, econ. dev. pmt., 665.72; #15314 – Sherman Street Apts., econ. dev. pmt., 443.81; #15315 – Knox County Clerk, elec. costs, 4,303.27; #15316 – Pierce County Treas., tax coll.-Sch. #13 Gen. Cap. & Bldg., 2,402.38; #15317 – Village of Winnetoon, street signs, 56.00; #15318 – Peoria Township, min. maint. signs and posts, 132.00; #15319 – State of Nebraska, reimb. NACE conf., 1,263.16; #15320 – Knox County Sheriff, BIA, reimb. for housing inmates, 7,373.38; #15321 - SID #1, maint. fee, 400.00; #15322 – Knox County Zoning, bldg. perm., 230.00; #15323 – Knox County Clerk, imp. int., 5.46; #15324 – Commercial State Bank – int., 332.58; #15325 – Julie’s Styling Salon, econ. dev. pmt., 245.13; #15326 – Uptown Beauty, econ. dev. pmt., 345.00; #15327 – White Tail River Lodge – econ. dev. pmt., 306.00; #15328 – Bazile Creek Power Sport, econ. dev. pmt., 400.00; #15329 – State of Nebraska, bridge school cost reimb., 415.90; #15330 – Voided; #15331 – State of Nebraska, lodging tax, 1,811.63; #15332 – Knox County Zoning – bldg. perm., 110.00; #15333 – Brian Sandoz, pump rent., 60.00; #15334 – Tammy Henery, water, 10.00; #15335 – Great Western Bank, int., 3,744.61; #15336 – SID #1, maint. fee, 400.00; #15337 – Knox County Clerk, elec. costs, 341.98; #15338 – Creighton Township, road signs, 99.00; #15339 – Larry Heine, H-Pile, 555.00; #15340 – Knox County Clerk, elec. costs recov., 541.51; #15341 – Knox County Sheriff, fees, mlge., 3,704.28; #15342 – Knox County Sheriff, fees & mlge. reimb. costs, 147.79; #15343 – Knox County Clerk, marr. lic., 15.00; #15344 – Vonage, 911 surch., 10.00.

GENERAL FUND.  Andrew J. Marshall, crt. appt. atty., 1,998.33; AS Central Services, OCIO, AS400 use, 48.25; Automated Systems, Inc., printers toners, 3,696.11; Bargain Trading Inc., toner, 679.98; Bear Graphics, binders & paper, 1,359.75; Bomgaars, down spouts & key, 106.00; Capital One, software, 35.98; Cathy Stark, mlge., 62.15; CenturyLink, long distance, 93.51; Clk. of Dist. Crt., crt. costs, 501.00; Clk. of the Supreme Crt., crt. costs, 125.00; Connecting Point, office equip., 1,262.00; Crofton Journal/Niobrara Tribune, publ., 84.40; Dale P. Riesberg, mtg. fee & mlge., 39.13; Danny R. Schlote, mlge., 38.42; Dean Wilken, mtg. fee & mlge., 31.22; Dell Marketing, computers, 2,287.80; Dollar General, supp., 259.15; Dugan Business Forms, tax statements, 622.68; Eakes Office Plus, supp. & copier agmts., 324.63; Eakes Office Plus, project & screen, 718.00; Electronic Engineering, push bumpers, 2,519.09; F & M St. Bk., checks, 44.00; F & M St. Bk., ACH File, 20.00; First Nat’l. Bk. Omaha, gas, meals, wash, tv for meeting room, 3,147.24; Gall’s Quartermaster, light bar, 433.50; Gary J. Fritz, crt. costs, fees & mlge., 858.94; Greg Kuhlman, mtg. fee & mlge., 38.56; Grit, subscription, 16.95; Holiday Inn, lodging, 77.00; Independent Pest Mgmt. LLC, pest control, 275.00; Jim Kotrous, mtg. fee, & mlge., 56.64; Judy Bracht, mlge. reimb., 116.25; Keith Nielsen, mtg. fee & mlge., 36.30; Ken Foner, mtg. fee & mlge., 52.12; Knox Co. Court, crt. costs, 1,035.00; Liz Doerr, mlge., reimb. of Nexus tablet, & toner, 615.37; Manatron Inc., support, 12,554.55; Marvin Planning Consultants, comp. plan & reg. work, 420.00; MIPS, Inc., microfilming, 2,295.28; MS Data Service, jury data, 435.00; NIRMA, auto liability, 1,216.00; Office Systems Co., service contract, 1,711.65; OK Concrete, Inc., prisoner exercise area, 19,500.00; Post Office, postage, 2,861.90; Quill, supp., 2,038.53; Reliable, supp., 167.46; Pitney Bowes Reserve Acct., meter postage, 1,500.00; Reserve Acct., meter postage, 1,500.00; Robert Ganz, mtg. fee & mlge., 52.12; Ruth Vonderohe, travel exp., 180.80; Bloomfield Monitor, envelopes, 256.25; Verdigre Eagle, envelopes & claim forms, 1,097.58; Vicki McManigal, janitor cont., 2,869.78; Western Office Technologies, office equip., 11,928.23.

ROAD FUND.  Salaries, 43,956.63; Ameritas Life Ins. Corp., retirement Co. pay, 2,942.78; B’s Enterprises, grader blades, 14,311.00; Backus Sand & Gravel, gravel & haul, 48,066.10; Backus Sand & Gravel, gravel & haul, 7,882.44; Bernard Glover, prior serv., 20.00; Bomgaars, supp., spray & gas, 569.10; Brody Chemical Comp. Inc., tar remover, 2,206.24; Cedar-Knox PPD, electricity, 62.04; Collector of Int. Rev., Social Security Co. pay, 3,296.36; Concrete Materials, rock & haul, 16,641.08; Co. of Knox Employee Benefit Acct, Healthcare Solutions Group, Inc., ins. Co. pay, 10,473.60; Crofton Elevator, Inc., grazon, 99.23; Don McElhose Trucking, clay, rock & haul, 8,770.50; Don Pahl, prior serv., 25.00; Eugene Wolfe, Jr., prior serv., 12.00; Health Plan Services Inc., ins. Co. pay, 497.52;  Jebro, Inc., road oil, 103,745.33; Keith W. Mainquist, prior serv., 12.00; L. G;. Everist, Inc., red quartzite, 977.63; Larry Pilar, prior serv., 21.00; Lincoln Nat’l Life Ins. Co., ins. Co. pay, 32.30; Melvin Barger dba Barger Farms Inc., gravel & haul, 2,235.90; Mitteis Gravel, gravel & haul, 10,172.60; NPPD, electricity, 138.13; NMC Exchange LLC, filters, 624.67; Pahl Construction, LLC, equip. rent, 1,585.00; 422-Praxair Distribution, Inc., cutting tips, 46.05; Ronald Bourn, gravel & haul, 13,000.00; Schreier’s Lumber Co., bldg. materials, 11,980.85; Source Gas Dist. LLC, heating fuel, 73.61; Stanley Petroleum Maintenance, Inc., rep., 313.45; Vakoc Excavating, LLC, gravel & haul, 40,730.08.

            FLOWAGE EASEMENT ROAD FUND.  Loren Lauck, dirt, 1,969.00.

            CHILD SUPPORT FUND.  CenturyLink, long distance, 5.50; Microfilm Imaging, scanning equip., 92.00.

            VISITORS IMPROVEMENT FUND.  Great Plains Comm., kiosk internet, 142.06.                                                  

            COUNTY INSURANCE FUND.  Name reacted, deduct. reimb., 250.00.

            C & C DEVELOPMENT FUND.  CenturyLink, long distance, 5.50; First Nat’l Bk. Omaha, travel exp., 35.87; Matt Cerny, mlge., 176.34; Bloomfield Monitor, brochures, 350.00.

            INHERITANCE FUND.  Verlyn Luebbe, crt. appt. atty., 14,952.35.

            911 EMERGENCY FUND.  CenturyLink, phone, 509.86.

 

TOTALS

 

                                    General Fund                                                                 86,300.58

                                    Road Fund                                                                 345,520.22

                                    Flowage Easement Road Fund                                          1,969.00

                                    Child Support Fund                                                               97.50

                                    Visitors Improvement Fund                                                   142.06

                                    County Insurance Fund                                                        250.00

                        `           C & C Development Fund                                                     567.71

                                    Inheritance Fund                                                           14,952.35

                                    911 Emergency Fund                                                          509.86

                                                                                      Total                          450,309.28

 

Chairman Miller adjourned the Knox County Board of Supervisors at 4:03 p.m., June 27, 2013 until Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. for a regular meeting.

            I, Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk, do hereby certify that the County Board minutes are correct to the best of my knowledge.

 

ATTEST:                                                                       COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

                                                                                    OF KNOX COUNTY, NEBRASKA

 

________________________________________  By __________________________________________

Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk                                   Virgil H. Miller, Chairman

 

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

                       

                                                                                                            June 27, 2013   

                                                                                                            Center, Nebraska

9:45 a.m.

 

A regular meeting of the Knox County Board of Equalization was held at the Court House in Center, Nebraska on the date of June 27, 2013 at 9:45 a.m.  Present were Supervisors Swanson Dist. #2, Miller Dist. #3, Sokol, Jr. Dist. #4, Mackeprang Dist. #5, Schlote Dist. #6 and Fuchtman Dist. #7.  Absent was Supervisor O’Connor Dist. #1.  Vice-Chairman Swanson presiding as Chairman O’Connor was absent.  Also present was Co. Assessor McManigal.

            Vice-Chairman Swanson announced to the public that a copy of the Public Open Meeting Act was posted in the Boardroom.

            Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the Crofton Journal newspaper, as shown by the Affidavit of Publication attached to these minutes.

            Notice of this meeting was simultaneously given to all members and a copy of their acknowledgment and receipt of notice and agenda is attached to these minutes.  All proceedings hereafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was opened to the attendance of the public.

            The minutes of the June 13, 2013 meeting were read.  Vice-Chairman Swanson approved the June 13, 2013 minutes as read.

            There was no public comment on agenda items.

There was no public comment on non-agenda.

Motion by Supr. Schlote, seconded by Supr. Mackeprang that the Tax Claims Committee recommendation on Tax Claim #7764 be accepted and granted and the County Assessor is hereby directed to execute the proper adjustments on the tax records.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none. Absent Dist. #1.  Motion carried.

            Motion by Supr. Fuchtman, seconded by Supr. Miller to accept and place on file the following 2013 Notices of Valuation Change by the Knox County Board of Equalization.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent District #1.  Motion carried.         

            4K Partnership, Elkhorn NE, adj. to lot & garage from prior flooding, 29,935 to 14,485; Kenneth E. Alder, Verdigre NE, adj. to house const., 78,020 to 61,425; Thomas J. Bertsch, Crofton NE, adj. to mobile home, 19,610 to 11,530; Country Jims’ LLC, Crofton NE, adj. to stats on parcel, 237,035 to 220,630; D B C, Royal NE, adj. to finishing barn, 540,610 to 482,070; Delperdang LLC, Sioux City IA, adj. to bldg., 38,035 to 32,955; Fuchtman Farms, Inc., adj. to house & land use, 695,715 to 676,880; Timothy G. & Evelyn M. Gubbels, Laurel NE, transferred carport & porch to property from McGill’s lot, 102,360 to 104,305; David E. & Deborah M. Hansen, Orchard NE, adj. land use, 417,005 to 408,700; Donald A. Hanzlik, Niobrara NE, adj. land use, 102,375 to 99,850; Donald A. Hanzlik, Niobrara NE, adj. land use, 39,705 to 34,640; Michael B. Jundt, etal., Norfolk NE, adj. land use, 94,340 to 81,295; Daniel A. & Shirley A. Kaiser, Crofton NE, adj. home depreciation, 102,455 to 97,850; Kenneth L. Kellar Living Trust, Blaine WA, adj. bldgs., adj. 75% for flood damage to mobile home, mess hall & living qrtrs., adj. 50% for flood damage to impl. bldg., adj. land for sand, waste & land washed away w/flood, 332,650 to 180,435; Kenneth L. Kellar Living Trust, Blaine WA, adj. land use, 2,145 to 355; Kenneth L. Kellar Living Trust, Blaine WA, adj. land use, 81,195 to 29,000; Kenneth L. Kellar Living Trust, Blaine WA, adj. land use, 8,140 to 3,120; Kenneth L. Kellar, Blaine WA, adj. land use, 16,385 to 9,720; Richard & Karen Kleinschmit, Wausa NE, adj. to home physical depreciation, 75,895 to 73,975; Tom Kotrous, Verdigre NE, adj. leasehold value to ½ value as lot unprepared, adj. physical & functional depreciation-home at standstill awaiting FEMA, 38,230 to 18,375; Daniel & Mary Jo Koziol, Ft. Calhoun NE, adj. mobile home, 28,850 to 23,795; Richard Kuhl, Plainview NE, allow chg. of completion from 65% to 60%, 46,470 to 44,050; Loren D. & Kathryn U Lauck, Tr., Bloomfield NE, combined 160 acres into 1 file, 472,025 to 468,890; Kathy J. Liska, Verdigre NE, adj. land use, 171,155 to 168,485; Valerie Livingston, Orchard NE, adj. land use, 140,610 to 131,840; John C. Lubischer, etal., Hadar NE, adj. land use, 209,440 to 199,375; Beverly M. Mann, Bloomfield NE, adj. home, 46,835 to 39,360; Leah C. Merkwan, Crofton NE, adj. 1971 house, 157,500 to 105,505; Trevor & Tanya McFarland, Wausa NE, adj. stat., 95,205 to 83,805; Edward J. McMorrow, Omaha NE, combined improved parcel w/land parcel, 73,125 to 221,020; Edward J. McMorrow, Omaha NE, adj. land use, 19,535 to 18,005; Gerald L. Motacek, Niobrara NE, adj. for flood damage & additional 10% for used material, lowered quality, 17,075 to 9,885; Virgil R. Pavelka, Humphrey NE, adj. home, adj. replacement value on bldg. value, 271,265 to 264,755; Dale L. Prochaska & Rhonda R. Gallup, Plainview NE, salvage home, 6,580 to 4,490; Sue Ann & Orrin J. Pospisil, Creighton NE, combined parcels, 73,045 to 85,450; M. Wayne & Judy Rasmussen, Plainview NE, adj. of 50% given, lot cleared of impr., 8,000 to 4,000; Jeffrey L. & Sonya L. Rodgers, Omaha NE, adj. home depreciation, work in progress, 91,420 to 70,005; David C. Sandstedt & wf., Co-Tr., Crofton NE, adj. house, 482,895 to 378,405; Lyle J. & Pamela K. Schwartz, Norfolk NE, home received vacancy due to damages, combined small tract acreage w/agland, 53,685 & 92,015 to 109,950; Security Nat’l Bk., Hartington NE, adj. bldg. for deteriation from vacancy, 64,540 to 29,835; James M. & Terri L. Shafer, Stanton NE, adj. land use, 3,990 to 1,015; Marilyn Sharp, etal, Niobrara NE, name change, 0 to 2,000; Thomas H. & Donna M. Steffen, Crofton NE, adj. outbldgs., 105,740 to 99,770; John F. Tuch, Norfolk NE, combined 1 acre home w/agland, adj. home for depreciation, 120,150 to 97,405; Jeffery & Karla J. Uhlir, Verdigre NE, adj. depreciation, 23,225 to 17,800; Thomas L. Walton, Creighton NE, adj. bldg. deteriation, 7,100 to 2,835; Thomas Lynn Walton, Creighton NE, adj. bldg. deteriation, 19,135 to 17,015; Robert R. & Joy D. Wilson, Bloomfield NE, adj. home, 23,720 to 18,695.

            Co. Assessor McManigal discussed the following with the Board: 1. Valuation increases on commercial hog confinements located in the County; 2. Valuation of the lease holder lots in the river area. 

            Vice-Chairman Swanson adjourned the Knox County Board of Equalization at 10:30 a.m. on June 27, 2013 until 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, July 11, 2013 for a regular meeting.

            I, Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk, do hereby certify that the County Board of Equalization minutes are correct to the best of my knowledge.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                   KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

 

________________________________________              By____________________________________

Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk                                               Rayder Swanson, Vice-Chairman

 

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

                                                                                                            Center, Nebraska

                                                                                                            July 11, 2013

                                                                                                            9:30 a.m.

 

            A regular meeting of the Knox County Board of Supervisors was held at the Court House in Center, Nebraska on the date of July 11, 2013 at 9:30 a.m.  Present were Supervisors O’Connor Dist. #1, Swanson Dist. #2, Miller Dist. #3, Sokol, Jr. Dist. #4, Mackeprang Dist. #5, Schlote Dist. #6 and Fuchtman Dist. #7.  Absent was none. Chairman Miller presiding.

Supr. Swanson led the Board in the Pledge of Allegiance.

            Chairman Miller announced to the public that a copy of the Public Open Meeting Act was posted in the Boardroom.

            Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the Creighton News newspaper, as shown by the Affidavit of Publication attached to these minutes.

            Notice of this meeting was simultaneously given to all members and a copy of their acknowledgment and receipt of notice and agenda is attached to these minutes.  All proceedings hereafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was opened to the attendance of the public.

            The following people were present at various times during the meeting: Wausa Gazette Reporter Deanna Anderson, Hwy. Supt. Barta, Dan Barnes, Ed Bottolfsen, Glenn Mannes, Doug Moser, Clk. of Dist. Crt. Riesberg, Zoning Admin. Doerr, Co. Assessor McManigal, Veteran Service Officer Boggs, Katie Fritz, Sheriff Henery, Econ. Dev. Director Cerny, Emergency Manager Hintz, Co. Treasurer Stark and Leroy Emory.

The minutes of the June 27, 2013 meeting were read.  Chairman Miller approved the June 27, 2013 meeting minutes as read with the correction that the Outlaw Trails Scenic Byway received Visitor’s Promo funds in the amount of $500 and that the HealthPlan Services dental/vision insurance premium of $59.49 was employee pay for 2 or more dependents.    

Correspondence reviewed was: 1. Letter from Missouri Sedimentation Action Coalition.

Chairman Miller moves the Board recess at 9:45 a.m. for Board of Equalization.

The Knox County Board of Supervisors reconvened at 10:26 a.m. with all members present.

            Architect Glenn Mannes and RaDec representatives Ed Bottolfsen and Doug Moser met with the Board with updated plans for the elevator addition.  Discussion was held on the need to correct the area at the top of the stairs on the third floor, the itinerary of the project, and advertising for bids.  Motion by Supr. Swanson, seconded by Supr. Mackeprang to authorize Architect Glenn Mannes to distribute the Knox County Elevator Addition plans to contractors and that Construction Manager RaDec Construction Co. Inc. is to receive the bids on behalf of Knox County with bids to be submitted by August 6, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

            The Board opened a 2014 salary suggestion box at 11:40 a.m.  The suggestions were reviewed, discussion was held with Department heads on current salaries, the Social Security cost of living being 1.7%, and what area employers may be giving for increases.  Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Swanson to give the road employees a 2% payroll increase in 2014 and suggest that the inside Elected Officials follow with the same increase for their employees who do not receive a deputy wage.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

Sheriff Henery updated the Board on a 2013 Community Based Application for Juvenile Services Aid.  Econ. Dev. Cerny and Sheriff Henery are checking into the grant project.

Chairman Miller moves the Board recess at 12:05 p.m. for lunch.

The Knox County Board of Supervisors reconvened at 12:45 p.m. with all members present.

Motion by Supr. Swanson, seconded by Supr. Sokol all claims, audited and approved for payment by the Claims Committee be allowed subject to delinquent personal taxes. By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.  Claims totaling $253,443.87 are listed at the end of these proceedings.

Econ. Dev. Cerny updated the Board on the Rural Business Acquisition and Relocation Program.  Discussion was held on how the program works and tax incentives.

Chairman Miller moves the Board of Supervisors recess at 1:00 p.m. for Board of Equalization.

The Knox County Board of Supervisors reconvened at 3:48 p.m. with all members present.

Hwy. Supt. Barta met with the Board on the following: 1. Oil crew update; 2. Bridge crew update; 3. Lindy North BIA Road Project update.  The project is 98% done and should be completed in a week; 4.  Bloomfield West Federal Aid Bridge Project update; 5. Verdigre North Federal Aid Bridge Project update; 6.  Roscoe packer roller repairs; 7. Pull type packer repairs; 8. Update on oiled County Road south of Bloomfield; 9. A phone conference will be held on July 17 with Hwy. Supt. Barta, Suprs. Swanson and Sokol and the three companies who bid for the preliminary engineering and NEPA for the Verdigre North Federal Aid Bridge Project; 10. Machines will now come out with Tier Four Plus engines; 11. 2013/2014 Budget discussion.

There was no public comment on agenda items.

Public comment on non-agenda items was given by Supr. O’Connor who updated the Board on the issue of water eroding the road between Kohles Acres and Grandview Estates.  Supr. O’Connor talked to Congressman Adrian Smith and an attorney about the problem that will eventually cause the road to erode so there will not be access to the Grandview Estates Subdivision.

Public comment on non-agenda items was given by Supr. O’Connor who informed the Board that there may be a “meet-n-greet” fundraiser with Congressman Adrian Smith on August 17 at the Kevin Schieffer residence.     

Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Fuchtman to adopt Resolution #2013 – 39 to transfer $144,339.28 in July and $144,339.28 in August from the General Fund to the Road Fund to cover incurred expenses until the 2013/2014 Knox County Budget is adopted.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION #2013 – 39

 

            WHEREAS, due to Section 39-1904 of the Nebraska Revised Statutes, the 2013-2014 County Road budget does not include a property tax dollar request, and

            WHEREAS, the 2013-2014 Knox County budget will not be adopted until September 2013, and

            WHEREAS, transfers are needed from the Knox County General Fund to the Knox County Road Fund until the 2013-2014 budget is adopted to cover incurred expenses for July and August, and

            NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Knox County Board of Supervisors that the Knox County Treasurer is hereby directed to transfer $144,339.28 in July 2013 and $144,339.28  in August 2013 from the Knox County General Fund to the Knox County Road Fund to cover the incurred expenses for July and August, and

THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the total transfer from the Knox County General Fund to the Knox County Road Fund that will be adopted in the 2013/2014 Knox County Budget will be reduced by the $288,678.56 and the remaining balance of the 2013/2014 total transfer to be prorated accordingly from September 2013 through June 2014.

            Dated this 11th day of July 2013.

 

KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

Virgil H. Miller /s/                                               Martin J. O’Connor /s/                            Rayder Swanson /s/                  

Virgil H. Miller, Dist. #3, Chairman                       Martin J. O’Connor, Dist. #1                    Rayder Swanson, Dist. #2                                                         

James Sokol, Jr. /s/                                           Norman Mackeprang /s/                         Danny R. Schlote /s/                 

James Sokol, Jr., Dist. #4                                   Norman Mackeprang, Dist. #5                 Danny R. Schlote, Dist. #6                                                        

ATTEST:  (Seal)                                     Jim Fuchtman /s/                      

Joann M. Fischer /s/                                          Jim Fuchtman, Dist. #7

Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk

 

Motion by Supr. Swanson, seconded by Supr. Sokol to place on file the County Semi Annual Report by the Knox County Treasurer of Collections, Disbursements and Balances for 6 months ending June 30, 2013, and that there were no unpaid claims against Knox County as of June 15, 2013.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Schlote to place on file two Claims for Property Tax Refund that were received at the Knox County Treasurer’s Office on June 28 and July 2, 2013.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

Motion by Supr. Sokol, seconded by Supr. Swanson to approve September 28, 2013 as Lotto Nebraska Community Day (KENO) for Cattails Saloon and Eatery in Center.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

Motion by Supr. Schlote, seconded by Supr. Fuchtman to place on file the County Sheriff’s Quarterly Report of Fees Collected between April 1, 2013 and ending June 30, 2013.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts. Nays none.  Motion carried.

Motion by Supr. O’Connor, seconded by Supr. Sokol to place on file the Clerk of District Court June Fee Report.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

The executive session for on-going litigation was not held.

Discussion was held on a rental amount for the revised HHS area in Annex #2.  Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. O’Connor to set the rental amount for the revised HHS area in Annex #2 at $15 per square feet.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

Motion by Supr. O’Connor, seconded by Supr. Swanson that the receipts be accepted and placed on file, by roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried. Receipts totaled $246,503.24. 

  #15345 – Knox Co. Clk., marr. lic., 15.00; #15346 – Main St. Grocery, econ. dev. pmt., 790.80; #15347 – Grand Central, econ. dev. pmt., 221.91; #15348 – SID #1, maintenance fee, 100.00; #15349 – VOID; #15350 – VOID; #15351 – Great Western Bk., int., 10.96; #15352 – Knox Co. Zoning, bldg. permits, 60.00; #15353 – St. of Nebr., mtr. veh. prorate, 20,309.18; #15354 – SID #1, maintenance fee, 200.00; #15355 – Knox Co. Treas., int., 918.38; #15356 – Knox Co. Treas., int., 190.05; #15357 – St. of Nebr., homestead pmt., 47,917.43; #15358 – F. & M. St. Bk., int., 8,769.79; #15359 – Comm. St. Bk., int., 501.59; #15360 – Knox Co. Clk., plats, fees, c.c. marr. lic. & copies, 176.48; #15361 – Comm. St. Bk., int., 249.32; #15362 – Knox Co. Clk., imprest int., 19.90; #15363 – Knox Co. Treas., postage for mailing lic., 222.50; #15364 – Knox Co. Sheriff, auto insp. & handgun permits, 615.00; #15365 – Village of Verdel, elec. cost reimb., 50.00; #15366 – Knox Co. Crt., fines & crt. costs, 3,019.70; #15367 – Santee Sioux Nation, dispatching serv., 6,250.00; #15368 – Knox Co. Zoning, bldg. permits, 110.00; #15369 – St. of Nebr., hwy. alloc. & mtr. veh. fee, 155,785.25.

Zoning Admin. Doerr met with the Board on the following: 1. Motion by Supr. O’Connor, seconded by Supr. Mackeprang to place on file the June Monthly Permit Report.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried; 2. Discussed airport changes; 3. There may not be an August Planning Commission meeting; 4. Planning Commission member Pat Birmingham will not seek reappointment in November.

GENERAL FUND. Salaries, 112,014.44; A&D Service, weed gas, 60.00; Ameritas Life Ins. Corp., retirement Co. pays, 7,517.62; AS Central Finance, teletype, 448.00; Bloomfield Tire & Oil, LLC, gas, 61.04; Coll. of Int. Rev., Soc. Sec. Co. pays, 8,317.72; Connecting Point, install new comp., 276.25; Cornhusker State Industries, signs, 164.80; County of Knox Emp. Ben. Acct., ins Co. pays, 25,529.40; Creighton News, bd. proc., notices, 365.00; Crofton Journal/Niobrara Tribune, publ., 53.40; Dollar General, supp., 63.80; Donald J. Jiracek, prior serv., 25.00; Ecowater Systems, bottled water, 195.00; Elaine’s Tavern & Café, pris. board, 4,643.50; Great Plains Comm., phone/internet, 1,456.38; Health Plan Services, ins. Co. pays, 1,180.88; Jason Wessendorf, comp. rep., 112.50; Jedlicka Hardware Hank, air cond., 799.00; JoAnn P. Knori, prior serv., 20.00; John Thomas, fax, 16.00; KE Custom Fencing & Mulching, install razor wire, 900.00; Key Sanitation, LLC, garbage, 104.00; The Lincoln National Life Ins. Co., ins. Co. pays, 76.22; Microfilm Imaging System, equip. rent., 46.00; MIPS, comp. prog., 659.33;  NAPA, oil, filt., repairs, 370.48; Northeast NE Area Agency on Aging, yr. match, 5,504.00; Name Redacted, med. prem. reimb., 311.06; Name Redacted, med. prem. reimb., 567.30; North Central PPD, elec., 2,200.42; Northeast  Nebraska RC&D, dues, 2,000.00; Omaha World Herald, subs., 154.44; Peitz GMC Service, Inc., van rep., 259.56; Pierce Co. Sheriff, crt. costs, 27.42; Pitney Bowes, meter rent., 199.00; Positive Promotions, Inc., fair supp., 530.68; Quill, supp., 245.56; Reliable, supp., 52.03; REPCO Marketing, Inc., PBT sol., 39.75; Shaffer’s, gas, 54.76; Tammy Henery, lawn serv., 761.00; Telebeep, pager, 51.33; The Farner Co., Inc., utensils, 278.48; The Monitor, publ., 100.55; United States Treasury, PCORI fee, 61.00; US Cellular, cellphone, 90.68; US Cellular, cellphone, 120.88; The Verdigre Eagle, publ., 19.00; Verdigre Pharmacy, pris. meds., 49.65; Vic’s Service, LLC, tires, 336.44; Name Redacted, med. prem. reimb., 303.50; Wausa Gazette, pub.. & subs., 45.66.

            ROAD FUND. Backus Sand & Gravel, gravel/haul, 2,562.58; Bauer Built, Inc., tires, 789.26; Bloomfield Tire & Oil, LLC, rep., gas, 1,080.76; Carhart Lumber Co., bldg. rep., 100.00; CHS, diesel, 1,815.60; City of Bloomfield, water, 17.50; City of Creighton, water, sewer, garbage, 129.56; County Market, rep., 15.56; CRA Payment Center, rep., 327.85, Don McElhose Trucking, rock/haul, 245.00; Freeman Oil, LLC, diesel, 2,681.10; Great Plains Comm., phone, 465.58; Grossenburg Implement, Inc., rep., supp., 686.59; Herbert Feed & Grain Co., diesel, 2,414.75; J & K Auto,  gas, 219.51; Jack’s Quikshop, gas, 299.71; Name Redacted, med. prem. reimb., 411.26; Jedlicka’s Hardware Hank, supp., 30.25; Key Sanitation, garbage, 116.00; L G Everist, Inc., rock, 985.21; Melvin Barger dba Barger Farms, Inc., equip. rent, 564.10; Menford’s Hardware, supp., 62.82; Mitteis Gravel, gravel/haul., 282.85; NAPA, rep., supp., 600.44; Nebraska Public Power District, elec., 27.79; NCPPD, elec., 234.85; Peitz GMC Service, Inc., filters, 108.50; People’s Grocery, supp., 15.08; Powerplan, rep., 1,032.20; R & K Motor Parts, rep., 42.37; Ronald Bourn, grave/haul., 2,600.00; Shaffer’s Mini Mart, gas, 95.05; State of Nebraska, Motor Fuels Div.,  red diesel tax, 850.00; Sukup Service, tire rep., 1,125.60; US Cellular, cell ph., 354.48; Vakoc Excavating, LLC, gr., haul., 13,494.82; Valentine’s Niobrara Lodge, motel, 267.00; Verdigre Farm Service, rep., supp., gas, 5,140.88; Vic’s Service LLC, gas, 767.25; Village of Niobrara, water, sewer, 35.75;  Village of Verdigre, water, sewer, garbage, 66.25; West Hodson Lumber, cement, 1,286.10; West Hodson Lumber, gloves, 7.99.

CHILD SUPPORT FUND. Eakes Office Plus, stamp, 83.75; Great Plains Comm., phone/internet, 35.22; Microfilm Imaging Systems, Inc., equip. rent., 46.00.

            VISITORS PROMO FUND, Bloomfield Community Club, promo funds, 1,000.00; Center Community, promo funds, 500.00; Corps of Discovery Welcome Center, promo funds, 1,000.00; Creighton Chamber of Commerce, promo funds, 1,000.00; Crofton Community Club, promo funds, 1,000.00; Derrik Kinnison/Bohemian Lounge, meals, 56.98; Niobrara Promoters, promo funds, 1,000.00; Northeast Nebraska RC&D, promo funds, 1,000.00; Outlaw Trails Scenic Byway, promo funds, 500.00; Shannon Trail Promotions & Statues, promo funds, 500.00; Verdigre Improvement Club, promo funds, 1,000.00; Wausa Community Club, promo  funds, 500.00; Wausa Smorgasbord Committee, promo funds, 500.00.

            VISITORS IMPROVEMENT FUND. Bloomfield Community Club, visitor’s impr. funds, 1,000.00; Great Plains Comm., kiosk int., 162.06; Niobrara State Park, visitor’s impr. funds, 5,482.00.

            ROD PRESERVATION/MODERNIZATION FUND. MIPS, comp. prog., 123.25.

            COUNTY INSURANCE FUND. Name Redacted, ded. reimb., 250.00; Name Redacted, ded. reimb., 250.00.

            ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUND. Salary, 200.00; Ameritas Life Ins. Corp., retirement Co. pays, 13.50; Coll. of Int. Rev., Social Security Co. pays, 15.30.

            C AND C DEVELOPMENT FUND.  Salaries, 3,300.00; Ameritas Life Ins. Corp., retirement Co. pays, 222.75; Coll. of Int. Rev., Social Security Co. pays, 252.45; County of Knox Emp. Ben. Acct., ins. Co. pays, 654.60; Great Plains Comm., phone/internet, 35.22; Health Plan Services, Inc., ins. Co. pays, 27.64; Jason Wessendorf, comp. rep., 42.50; The Lincoln National Life Ins. Co., ins. Co. pays, 1.83; Matt Cerny, mlge., 132.24; US Cellular, cellphone, 63.61.

            INHERITANCE FUND, Andrew J. Marshall, crt. appt. atty., 246.30; Martin V. Klein, crt. appt. fees, 3,120.47; Rodney W. Smith, pub. def, 2,083.33.

            911 WIRELESS SERVICE FUND. Great Plains Comm. phone, 336.59;

            911 EMERGENCY FUND, Century Link, phone, 3.36; Great Plains Comm., phone/internet, 460.68; Kaeser & Blair, Inc., handouts., 172.50; Three River Telco, phone, 221.41; Wintronic, batt., 552.62.

 

TOTALS

 

                                    General Fund                                                                 179,839.91                                           

                                    Road Fund                                                                      44,455.80       

                                    Child Support Fund                                                               164.97

                                    Visitor’s Promo Fund                                                          9,556.98       

                                    Visitors Improvement Fund                                                  6,644.06                                           

ROD Preservation & Modernization Fund                                123.25       

County Insurance Fund                                                          500.00

                                    Economic Development Fund                                                  228.80        

                                    C and C Development Fund                                                    4,732.84                

                                    Inheritance Fund                                                                  5,450.10

                                    911 Wireless Service Fund                                                       336.59    

                                    911 Emergency Fund                                                           1,410.57

                                                                                    Total                             253,443.87       

 

Chairman Miller adjourned the Knox County Board of Supervisors at 4:36 p.m., July 11, 2013 until Thursday,     July 25, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. for a regular meeting.

            I, Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk, do hereby certify that the County Board minutes are correct to the best of my knowledge.

 

ATTEST:                                                                       COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

                                                                                    OF KNOX COUNTY, NEBRASKA

 

________________________________________  By __________________________________________

Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk                                   Virgil H. Miller, Chairman

 

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

           

                                                                                                            July 11, 2013

                                                                                                            Center, Nebraska

9:50 a.m.

 

A regular meeting of the Knox County Board of Equalization was held at the Court House in Center, Nebraska on the date of July 11, 2013 at 9:50 a.m.  Present were Supervisors O’Connor Dist. #1, Swanson Dist. #2, Miller Dist. #3, Sokol, Jr. Dist. #4, Mackeprang Dist. #5, Schlote Dist. #6 and Fuchtman Dist. #7.  Absent was none.  Chairman O’Connor presiding. 

            Chairman O’Connor announced to the public that a copy of the Public Open Meeting Act was posted in the Boardroom.

            Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the Creighton News newspaper, as shown by the Affidavit of Publication attached to these minutes.

            Notice of this meeting was simultaneously given to all members and a copy of their acknowledgment and receipt of notice and agenda is attached to these minutes.  All proceedings hereafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was opened to the attendance of the public.

            The following people were present at various times during the meeting: Co. Assessor McManigal, Deputy Assessor Beckmann, Leroy Emory, Rosemary Davis, Michael Nutting, Karen Korth, Greg Kappel, Louis Herbert and L. Jay Cihlar.      

The minutes of the June 27, 2013 meeting were read.  Chairman O’Connor approved the June 27, 2013 minutes as read.

            There was no public comment on agenda items.

There was no public comment on non-agenda.

Motion by Supr. Schlote, seconded by Supr. Mackeprang that the Tax Claims Committee recommendation on Tax Claim #7765 be accepted and granted and the County Assessor is hereby directed to execute the proper adjustments on the tax records.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none. Motion carried.

Motion by Supr. Swanson, seconded by Supr. Fuchtman to accept and place on file the following 2013 Notices of Valuation Change by the Knox County Board of Equalization.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays None.  Motion carried.

Winona Darr Bendon, Verdigre NE, adj. mobile home, 3,300 to 2,985; Winona Darr Bendon, Verdigre NE, salvage value on vacant 1975 mobile home, 2,845 to 500; Winona D. Bendon, Trustee, Verdigre NE, adj. to mobile home & storage mobile home, 63,995 to 59,400; Winona Darr Bendon, Verdigre NE, salvage value to vacant 1975 mobile home, 2,550 to 500; Robert S. Bittner, Albion NE, adj. small tract, 56,835 to 47,250; Paul J. & Nancy J. Bogner, Crofton NE, vacancy depr., 53,120 to 45,460; Paul R & Karen Burmood, Niobrara NE, lower value on quonset, 127,130 to 110,385; Christensen Brothers Ptnsp., Sleepy Eye MN, adj. bldg. depr., 1,345,010 to 1,197,520; John M. & Karen L. Costello, Creighton NE, adj. depr., 48,490 to 34,710; David L. & Linda S. Cunningham, Wausa NE, additional depr. on utility quonsets, 1,020,230 to 987,365; Paul D. & Christine M. Drobny, Orchard NE, adj. outbldg., 317,925 to 308,965; Eagle Eye LLC, Clarkson NE, adj. bldg. depr., 451,810 to 352,745; Rodger D. Freeman, etal., Bloomfield NE, adj. land use, 470,790 to 391,920; Horseshoe Hill SEW, Brunswick NE, adj. bldg. depr., 391,060 to 389,595; Levi S. & Amelia M. Hostetler, Verdigre NE, shop/home valued at 45% complete, 144,415 to 134,315; Husker Pig Coop Inc., Wausa NE, bldg. depr., 396,470 to 229,225; HKY Inc., Bloomfield NE, adj. bldg. depreciation, 541,980 to 529,480; Robert L. Jensen & wf., Creighton NE, adj. home depr., 37,005 to 35,780; Keith E. & Lori A. Koch, Crofton NE, chg. bldg. depr., 582,515 to 575,790; Greg D. & Karla K. Kuhlman, Wausa NE, adj. bldg. depr., 506,210 to 342,375; Dwain & JoAnn Kumm, Trustees, Wausa NE, chg. bldg. depr., 527,930 to 478,835; William L. Meier, etal, Niobrara NE, adj. land use, 68,580 to 55,695; William L. Meier, etal, Niobrara NE, adj. land use, 36,960 to 25,850; William L. Meier, etal, Niobrara NE, adj. land use, 90,310 to 87,720; William L. Meier, etal, Niobrara NE, adj. land use, 36,625 to 24,615; William L. Meier, etal, Niobrara NE, adj. land use, 25,930 to 21,965; Northview Inc., Bloomfield NE, adj. bldg. depr., 332,675 to 330,815; David J. & Rosemary Simons, Creighton NE, adj. bldg. depr., 385,155 to 309,230; Swine 84, Norfolk NE, adj. bldg. depr., 1,129,595 to 995,255; Robert D. Tweedy & wf., chg. bdg. depr., 50,870 to 50,065; John & Laurene M. Veik, Petersburg NE, adj. home value, 100,865 to 103,175; Brian J. & Anna M. Wortman, Creighton NE, adj. bldg. depr., 359,340 to 259,495; Levi D. & Mary D. Zook, Verdigre NE, correct basement sq. footage, removed plumbing fixture & allowed percentage discount for no amenities, 152,765 to 140,405.

            Motion by Supr. Miller, seconded by Supr. Fuchtman to place on file Notices of Rejection of Homestead Exemption Applications.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

            An application for Homestead Exemption was received after the June 30, 2013 deadline.  The Board reviewed the request to extend the deadline to July 20, 2013 as per Nebraska Revised Statute §77-3512.  Motion by Supr. Schlote, seconded by Supr. Mackeprang to extend the filing deadline for an Application for Homestead Exemption as per Nebraska Revised Statute §77-3512 to Marvin Hegge of Crofton.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

Chairman O’Connor recessed the Board of Equalization at 10:26 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. for a public hearing to hear protests filed between June 1 and July 2, 2013.

The Knox County Board of Equalization reconvened at 1:00 p.m. with all members present.

At 1:00 p.m., Chairman O’Connor opened the advertised public hearing on the filed 2013 Property Valuation Protests.

Co. Assessor McManigal read formal notices regarding the equalization hearing.