PROCEEDINGS OF THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

                                                                                                                 Center, Nebraska

                                                                                                                 January 9, 2014

                                                                                                                 9:30 a.m.

 

            A statutory meeting of the Knox County Board of Supervisors was held at Annex #2, Knox County Courthouse Square in Center, Nebraska on the date of January 9, 2014 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. 

            Supervisor 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 Niobrara Tribune 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.

            The following people were present at the meeting during various times:  Co. Assessor McManigal, Hwy. Supt. Barta, Wausa Gazette Reporter Deanna Anderson, Creighton City Administrator Alison Bentley, Emergency Manager Hintz, Co. Attorney Thomas, Glenn Mannes, Heath Opfer, Zoning Admin. Doerr and Rodney McCloud, Jr.

            Correspondence received was: 1. Petition to terminate trust and apply trust funds to Courtroom renovation project.

            The minutes of the December 19 and December 26, 2013 meetings were read.  Chairman Miller approved the December 19 minutes as read with the correction that Chairman Miller was not present at the Christmas Dinner on December 19.  Chairman Miller approved the December 26 minutes as read with the correction that the motion to go into executive session at 10:53 a.m. was for personnel instead of pending litigation and to add the following motion which was inadvertently omitted:  Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Swanson to go into executive session to discuss pending litigation at 11:10 a.m.  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 11:30 a.m.  Chairman Miller stated that the executive session was held solely on pending litigation.             

Chairman Miller moves the Knox County Board of Supervisors recess at 9:47 a.m. on January 9, 2014.

            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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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 Miller 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 from the floor for Chairman of the Knox County Board of Supervisors.  Supervisor Swanson nominated Supervisor Miller. 

            Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Fuchtman that nominations cease, rules be suspended and to cast a unanimous ballot for Supervisor Miller for Chairman of the Knox County Board of Supervisors for 2014.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #2, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Abstain District #3.  Motion carried.  Supervisor Miller assumed the duties of the Chairman of the Knox County Board of Supervisors for 2014.

            Chairman Miller called for nominations from the floor for Vice-Chairman of the Knox County Board of Supervisors.  Supr. Swanson nominated Supr. Fuchtman.  Supr. Fuchtman declined the nomination.  Supr. Fuchtman nominated Supr. Sokol. 

            Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Swanson that nominations cease, rules be suspended and to cast a unanimous ballot for Supervisor Sokol for Vice-Chairman of the Knox County Board of Supervisors.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #2, #3, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Abstain District #4.  Motion carried.

            Chairman Miller announced the 2014 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 – Emergency Manager Laura Hintz and County Clerk Joann M. Fischer; 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 Laura 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; GOLDENROD HILLS (HOUSING) – Supervisor Jim Fuchtman. 

            Motion by Supr. Schlote, seconded by Supr. Sokol to retain Kevin R. Barta as County Highway Superintendent for the ensuing year. By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

            Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. O’Connor to authorize Co. Treasurer Stark to invest all funds of the County for the calendar year 2014.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

            Motion by Supr. Sokol, seconded by Supr. Fuchtman to set the 2014 salary for Veterans’ Service Officer Leonard R. Boggs at $19.45 per hour.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

            Motion by Supr. O’Connor, seconded by Supr. Swanson to designate publishing and posting requirements of 2014 Notices of Meeting as follows:  All 2014 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 Niobrara Tribune, the Notice of Meeting for the second regular meeting of each month be published in the Wausa Gazette; special meeting/quorum meeting notices be published in both the Niobrara Tribune and Wausa Gazette.

          Chairman Miller moves the Board recess at 9:57 a.m. for Board of Equalization.

            The Knox County Board of Supervisors reconvened at 10:14 a.m. with all members present.

            Hwy. Supt. Barta met with the Board on the following: 1. Equipment repairs; 2. Front mount system for Road Retriever; 3. Motion by Supr. Fuchtman, seconded by Supr. Mackeprang to purchase a pallet fork for the second skid loader at a price of $775.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried; 4. Discussed roadside mowing options; 5. Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Schlote to go into executive session at 10:27 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 to protect the reputation of an individual while discussing personnel.  The Board came out of executive session at 10:34 a.m.  Chairman Miller stated that the executive session was held solely on personnel.

            Motion by Supr. O’Connor, seconded by Supr. Sokol to place on file the County Treasurer’s Semi-Annual Report of Summary of Collections, Disbursements & Balances for six months ending December 31, 2013 and that there were no unpaid claims against Knox County as of December 15, 2013.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

            Motion by Supr. Schlote, seconded by Supr. Swanson to place on file the County Sheriff’s Quarterly Report of Fees Collected between October 1 and December 31, 2013.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

                        Motion by Supr. Swanson, seconded by Supr. Sokol that all claims except Claim #01401333, 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.

                        Motion by Supr. Fuchtman, seconded by Supr. Mackeprang that Claim #01401333, audited and approved for payment by the Claims Committee be allowed and applied to the delinquent note of the reuse loan borrower who had billed service costs to Knox County.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried. 

                        Billing was received from Great Plains Communications and from North Central Public Power District after the claims were processed for this meeting.  As the last meeting in January is after the deadlines for payment on the billings, motion by Supr. Sokol, seconded by Supr. Mackeprang to pay the Great Plains Communications bills from the various funds as billed and the North Central Public Power bill from the General Fund with total claims approved of $6,135.10 and the checks to be processed after this meeting.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

            Discussion was held on the future of the C & C Development Agency.  Director Cerny submitted his resignation effective January 10, 2014.  The Board members will go to their respective Town Boards and ask them if they want to continue the C & C Development program and if they will be making contributions. 

Discussion ensued on administration of the Reuse Loan program.

Emergency Manager Hintz met with the Board on the following: 1. Update on the NIRMA ASSIST grant for AEDs and the cost of the units and cabinets.  Motion by Supr. Sokol, seconded by Supr. Schlote to purchase three AEDs and cabinets for a total price of $4,185 and acknowledging the confirmation that Knox County is receiving a $1,500 NIRMA ASSIST grant after the purchase of the three AEDs.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried;         2. Update on writing the hazard mitigation plans.

Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Fuchtman to approve the Claim for Property Tax Refund filed by Cornerstone Ranch LLC % Richard McElhaney for refund of excess property taxes paid on the Verdigre School Bond in the 2010/2011 Nebraska Unified District #1 – Verdigre School budget.   By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, 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 $98,155.03.

#15731 – Est. of Douglas D. Ober, inh. tax, $32,646.56; #15732 – Virgil Miller, filing fee for Supervisor Dist. #3, 220.00; #15733 – Knox Co. Zoning, zoning plat fees, 100.00; #15734 – St. of Nebr. Game & Parks, tobacco license, 10.00; #15735 – Santee Sioux Nation, dispatching services, 6,250.00; #15736 – TC Complete Repair, econ. dev. pmt., 362.73; #15737 – White Tail River Lodge, econ. dev. pmt., 306.00; #15738 – Grand Central, econ. dev. pmt., 665.73; #15739 – Main Street Grocery, econ. dev. pmt., 790.80; #15740 – Elaine’s Tavern, econ. dev. pmt., 237.24; #15741 – Family Variety, econ. dev. pmt., 260.98; #15742 – Commercial St. Bk., interest, 274.25; #15743 – St. of Nebr., rent, 2,205.00; #15744 – St. of Nebr., motor vehicle prorate, 10,996.97; #15745 – St. of Nebr., lodging tax, 1,601.12; #15746 – St. of Nebr., 911 Wireless funding, 3,898.72; #15747 – Lynn Smith, assessments for water, sewer & sanitation services, 311.75; #15748 – Knox Co. Treas., interest, 584.72; ##15749 – Knox Co. Treas., interest, 241.57; #15750 – Commercial St. Bk., interest, 252.05; #!5751 – Knox Co. Zoning, bldg. permit & late fee, 210.00; #15752 – Knox Co. Dev. Agency, annual contributions, 23,532.00; #15753 – Bryan and Darcy Schuett, street improvement, 145.49; #15754 – Knox Co. Clerk, plats, misc. fees, c.c. marr. lic. & copies, 143.52; #15755 – Knox Co. Treasurer, postage for mailing motor vehicle licenses, 185.00; #15756 – Knox Co. Sheriff, fees for order of sale, 72.00; #15757 – Knox Co. Sheriff, auto insp. & handgun permits, 565.00; #15758 – Knox Co. Crt., fines & crt. costs, 2,709.00; #15759 – Nat’l. Pharmaceutical Services, mfg. formulary rebate, 106.68;  #15760 – Paula Veldhouse dba Lindy Country Club, Class C liquor license, 325.00; #15761 – Est. of Ethel Hesse, inh. tax, 7,945.15.

Architect Glenn Mannes and Heath Opfer with RaDec Construction updated the Board on the progress of the Courthouse Elevator Addition.  The Board approved the fifth payment to RaDec Construction in the amount of $105,834.98 during the claims process earlier in the meeting.

            Change Order Number 3.00 was reviewed.  The change order includes the remodel of the Courtroom that was approved by the Board at the December 10, 2013 meeting in the amount of $79,769 (CCP#16), the change to leave brick in the meeting rooms that was approved by the Board at the December 26, 2013 meeting in the amount of $491.00 (CCP#17) and, now a request to add two storage rooms in the lobby that was the former Board room amounting to $6,891.00.  Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Sokol to approve Change Order Number 3.00 in the amount of $87,151.00 that includes $80,260 that was approved at earlier meetings by the Board of Supervisors making the new amount to be added $6,891 for storage areas in the lobby on the second floor between the new addition and the main Courthouse.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, and #6.  Nay District #7.  Motion carried.

            Flooring was discussed in the area where the new judge’s office will be located as the plans did not address floor covering.   Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Fuchtman to approve a change order in the amount of $3,806 to add Terrazzo Tile to an area approximately 20 feet near the new judge’s office.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

            Rod McCloud Jr. with EcoWater met with the Board regarding water treatment for the new addition.  Mr. McCloud will prepare a proposal and submit it at a later meeting.

            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.

            Motion by Supr. O’Connor, seconded by Supr. Schlote to place on file the Zoning December 2013 Monthly Permits Report, the 2013 Yearly Permits Report and the Permits-Yearly Summary.  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 given by Chairman Miller who asked the Board for their opinion as to installing handicap door openers in Annex #1 and Annex #2 and to obtain a package deal.  Opinion was to proceed.

            At 1:00 p.m., the Board presented a plaque to retiring Weed Superintendent Norbert Guenther in honor of his dedicated service to Knox County for 28 years.  Coffee and cake was enjoyed by Mr. Guenther, his family and County officials and employees.

            Motion by Supr. O’Connor, seconded by Supr. Sokol to go into executive session at 1:57 p.m. so as to protect the reputation of individuals while reviewing applications and conducting interviews for the Weed Superintendent position.  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 individuals while reviewing applications and conducting interviews for the Weed Board Superintendent position.  The Board came out of executive session at 2:56 p.m.  Chairman Miller stated that the executive session was held solely on reviewing applications and conducting interviews for the Weed Board Superintendent position.

            The Board offered the Weed Board Superintendent position to Steven Banks of Wausa.

            The Board discussed setting the 2014 holidays.  Motion by Supr. Sokol, seconded by Supr. Mackeprang to close at noon on December 24 noting this to be done only this year, and the main holidays to be as follows:    New Year’s – January 1, 2014; Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – January 20, 2014; Presidents’ Day – February 17, 2014; Memorial Day – May 26, 2014; Independence Day – July 4, 2014; Labor Day – September 1, 2014; Columbus Day – October 13, 2014; Veterans’ Day – November 11, 2014; Thanksgiving – November 27 and 28, 2014; Christmas – December 25, 2014; Floating Holiday in place of Arbor Day – December 26, 2014.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #2, #3, #4 and #5.  Nays Districts #6 and #7.  Motion carried.

            GENERAL FUND.  Salary, 123,740.14; AS Central Finance, teletype, 448.00; Bloomfield Tire & Oil LLC, gas, 29.20; Kenneth Kracht dba Center Garage, parts, labor, 227.00; Center UCC Church, meals for training, 144.00; Century Link, long distance, 64.27; Coll. of Int. Rev., Soc. Sec. Co. pays, 9,307.37; County of Knox Emp. Ben. Acct., ins. Co. pays, 21,717.73; Creighton News, board proc., notices, ad, 291.40; Crofton Journal/Niobrara Tribune, board proc., notices, 292.20; Donald J. Jiracek, prior service, 25.00; Eakes Office Plus, copy agmt., supp., 187.38;  Ecowater Systems, bottled water, 715.00; Elaine’s Tavern & Café, pris. meals, 3,237.50;  Health Plan Service, Inc., ins. Co. pays, 1,181.02; Heartland Heating & Air Conditioning, filters, 192.00; Jack’s Qwikshop, gas, 28.62; Jack’s Uniform & Equipment, supp., 183.94; Jedlicka Hardware Hank, sup., 22.77;  Jo Ann P. Knori, prior service, 20.00; Key Sanitation, LLC, garbage, 104.00; Knox County Economic Dev., reuse loan app., 140.00; Name Redacted, med. prem. reimb., 104.90; The Lincoln National Life Ins. Co., ins. Co. pays, 72.56; MIPS, comp. prog., 659.33; MOIC, memb. dues, 100.00; N & B Gas Co., heating fuel, 1,133.33; Norfolk Daily News, ad, 38.60; Name Redacted, med. prem. reimb., 567.30; Jay Pease dba Pease Heating & Plumbing, annex plumbing, sprinkler repair, 1,025.00; Pitney Bowes, meter rental, 199.00; The Postmaster, postage, 1,553.00; Quill, sup., 577.75; Ray’s Electric, Inc., jail washer repair, 287.42; Reliable Office Supplies, paper, 166.43; Retirement Plans Div. of Ameritas, retirement Co. pays, 8,637.72; Ruth Vonderohe, travel exp., 113.00; Shaffer’s Mini Mart, van gas, 105.06; Tammy Henery, snow/ice serv. cont., 721.00; Telebeep Wireless, pager, 51.33; The Monitor, notices, folders, 234.38; Thomson Reuters West, law books, 249.00; US Cellular, cell phone, 84.80; US Cellular, phone, 129.46; Verdigre Farm Service, van gas, 291.21; Name Redacted, med. prem. reimb., 303.50; Wausa Gazette, notices, 108.96; Great Plains Comm., phone, 1,498.28; North Central PPD, elec., 3,621.72.

            ROAD FUND,  B’s Enterprises, grader blades, signs, 2,860.00; Backus Sand & Gravel, gravel, haul, 5,336.53; Battle Creek Farmers Pride, heating fuel, hook up propane, 1,348.22; Bauer Built Tire, tire, 912.00; Bomgaars Supply, Inc., shop supplies, 1,949.30; Brody Chemical, broom handle, 205.83; Carhart Lumber Co., office renovation, 1,156.37; CHS, gas, 252.21; City of Bloomfield, water, 17.50; City of Creighton, water, sewer, garbage, 126.39; Grossenburg Imp. Inc., repairs, 18.63; Herbert Feed & Grain, diesel, 3,362.32; J & K Auto, gas, 233.10; Jack’s Qwikshop, gas, 319.82; Name Redacted, med. prem. reimb., 411.26; Jedlicka’s Hardware Hank, shop supp., 99.85; Jonny Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, repairs, 1,942.81; Kayton Int’l., Inc., repairs, 223.78; Kevin B. Barta, lic. renewal, 50.00; Key Sanitation, LLC, garb., 116.00; Kimball Midwest, shop supp., 274.97; Light & Siren, repairs, 295.20; Linn Post & Pipe, Inc., repairs, 12.56; Manzer Equipment, repairs, 31.81; Medical Enterprises, drug tests, 98.00; Menford’s Trustworthy Hardware, shop supp., 37.67; Michael Kucera, CDL renewal, 57.50; N & B Gas Co., heating fuel, 2,486.54; NPPD, elec., 49.63; North Central PPD., elec., 434.15; Peitz GMC Service, Inc., repairs, 72.67; Peters Hardware, shop supp., 32.88; Power Plan, repairs, 31,295.18; Roger’s Auto Repair, repairs, 57.00; Rose Equipment, Inc., road patch truck, 213,500.00; State of Nebraska, diesel tax, 416.00; Sukup Service, tire repair, 440.64; Steffen’s Service, gasoline, 37.01; US Cellular, cell phones, 341.14; Vakoc Excavating; gravel, haul, 20,344.03; Verdigre Farm Service, gas, diesel, repairs, shop sup., 3,759.36; Vic’s Service, gas, tire repair, 450.56; Village of Verdigre, water, sewer, garb., 71.75; West Hodson Lumber & Concrete, Co., bldg. repairs, insulation, 43.79.

            CHILD SUPPORT FUND,  Century Link, long dist., 3.78; Eakes Office Plus, office supp., 166.13; Microfilm Imaging, scan equip., 46.00; The Postmaster, postage, 569.00; Great Plains Comm., phone, internet, 37.86.

            VISITOR’S IMPROVEMENT FUND,  Great Plains Comm., kiosk internet, 142.08.

            ROD PRES/MODERNIZATION FUND,   MIPS, comp. prog., 123.25.

            ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUND, Salary, 200.00; Coll. of Int. Rev., Soc. Sec. Co. pays, 15.30; Retirement Plans Division of Ameritas, retirement Co. pays, 13.50.

C AND C DEVELOPMENT FUND,  Salary, 3,300.00; Century Link, long distance, 3.78; Coll. of Int. Rev., Soc. Sec. Co. pays, 252.45; County of Knox Emp. Ben. Acct., ins. Co. pays, 602.89; Health Plan Service, Inc., ins. Co. pays, 27.66; The Lincoln National Life Ins. Co.,  ins. Co. pays, 1.83; Matt Cerny mileage, 88.16; Quill, envelopes, 8.79; Retirement Plans Division of Ameritas, retirement Co. pays, 222.75; US Cellular, phone, 62.90; Great Plains Comm., phone, internet, 37.86.

            INHERITANCE FUND,  Mannes Architects LLC, architect fee, 4,746.72; RaDec Construction, Inc., new addition 5th pmt., 105,834.98; Rodney W. Smith, pub. def. cont., 2,083.33.

            911 WIRELESS FUND,  Century Link, phone, 281.77; Three River Telco, phone, 121.78; Great Plains Comm., phone, 336.59.

            911 EMERGENCY FUND,  Century Link, phone, 3.01; Century Link, phone, 230.53; Telebeep, tower rent, 1,320.00; Three River Telco, phone, 99.63; Great Plains Comm., phone, internet, 460.71.

 

TOTALS

                                                General Fund                                        184,932.58                               

                                                Road Fund                                            295,581.96

                                                Child Support Fund                                       822.77

                                                Visitor’s Improvement Fund                            142.08

                                                ROD Pres/Modernization Fund                       123.25

                                                Economic Development Fund                        228.80                                         

                                                C and C Development Fund                        4,609.07                 

                                                Inheritance Fund                                   112,665.03

                                                911 Wireless Fund                                          740.14

                                                911 Emergency Fund                                 2,113.88                             

                                                                                    Total                601,959.56

 

Chairman Miller adjourned the Knox County Board of Supervisors at 3:10 p.m., January 9, 2014 until Thursday, January 30, 2014 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 9, 2014           

                                                                                                            Center, Nebraska

9:57 a.m.

 

A reorganizational meeting of the Knox County Board of Equalization was held at Annex #2, Knox County Courthouse Square in Center, Nebraska on the date of January 9, 2014 at 9:57 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 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 Niobrara Tribune 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 26, 2013 meeting were read.  Chairman O’Connor approved the December 26, 2013 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 from the floor for Chairman of the Knox County Board of Equalization.  Supervisor Mackeprang nominated Supervisor Swanson.

            Motion by Supr. Miller, seconded by Supr. Sokol that nominations cease, rules be suspended and to cast a unanimous ballot for Supervisor Swanson for Chairman of the Knox County Board of Equalization for 2014.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Abstain District #2.  Motion carried.  Supervisor Swanson assumed the duties of the Chairman of the Knox County Board of Equalization for 2014.

            Supr. O’Connor expressed his appreciation for the years of service as Chairman of the Board of Equalization.

            Chairman Swanson called for nominations from the floor for Vice-Chairman of the Knox County Board of Equalization.  Supervisor Miller nominated Supervisor Schlote. 

            Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Fuchtman that nominations cease, rules be suspended and to cast a unanimous ballot for Supervisor Schlote for Vice-Chairman of the Knox County Board of Equalization for 2014.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Dist. #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #7.  Nays none. Abstain Dist. #6.  Motion carried.  Supervisor Schlote assumed the duties of the Vice-Chairman of the Knox County Board of Equalization for 2014.

            Motion by Supr. Sokol, seconded by Supr. Schlote to designate publishing and posting requirements of 2014 Notices of Meeting as follows:  All 2014 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 Niobrara Tribune, the Notice of Meeting for the second regular meeting of each month be published in the Wausa Gazette; special meeting/quorum meeting notices be published in both the Niobrara Tribune and Wausa Gazette.

            Motion by Supr. Fuchtman, seconded by Supr. Mackeprang to approve Tax Claim #7779 and hereby directs the County Assessor to make the proper adjustments to the tax roll.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.           

            There was no public comment on agenda items.

            There was no public comment on non-agenda items.

            Co. Assessor McManigal updated the Board on the following: 1. Preliminary sales ratios for 2014; 2. TERC re-hearing; 3. Office staff working on commercial and residential properties. 

            Chairman Swanson adjourned the Knox County Board of Equalization at 10:14 a.m. on January 9, 2014 until 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, January 30, 2014 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, Chairman

 

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

                                                                                                                 Center, Nebraska

                                                                                                                 January 30, 2014

                                                                                                                 9:30 a.m.

 

               A regular meeting of the Knox County Board of Supervisors was held at Annex #2, Knox County Courthouse Square in Center, Nebraska, on the date of January 30, 2014, 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 Supr. Fuchtman Dist. #7.  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 Wausa Gazette 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:  Kevin Mackeprang, Co. Assessor McManigal, Hwy. Supt. Barta, Wausa Gazette Reporter Deanna Anderson, Bruce Hagge, Zoning Admin. Doerr, Co. Attorney Thomas, Jan Jorgensen, Chris Kreycik, Extension Educator Vonderohe, Sheriff Henery, Rod McCloud, Sr., Rod McCloud, Jr., County Surveyor Skroch, and Economic Development Director Cerny.

            The minutes of the January 9, 2014 meeting were read.  Chairman Miller approved the January 9, 2014 meeting minutes as read with the correction that the Board came out of the executive session to discuss personnel at 10:34 a.m. instead of 11:34 a.m.

            Correspondence reviewed was:  1. Letter from Thomas H. DeLay, Attorney for Appellant, City of Bloomfield, regarding Withdrawal of Appearance; 2. Letter from Carrie Prokop, Dept. Counsel for U.S. Dept. of the Interior, regarding Entry of Appearance; 3. Email from Ryan R. Yates, NACo Associate Legislative Director, regarding update on PILT Funding; 4. Letter from Larry G. Pelan, CPCU Underwriting & Risk Manager, NIRMA, regarding property value update.

Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Sokol that the receipts be accepted and placed on file.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #6.  Nays none.  Absent District #7.  Motion carried.  Receipts totaled $367,033.66.

#15762 – Ed Osborne, Cobra pmt. – ins. prem., 68.31; #15763 – Norbert Guenther, Cobra pmt. – ins. prem., 27.66; #15764 – Niobrara Laundry, econ. dev. loan pmt., 150.00; #15765 - Uptown Beauty, econ. dev. loan pmts., 345.00; #15766 – Knox County Chiropractic, econ. dev. loan pmt., 70.67; #15767 – Green Valley Veterinary, econ. dev. loan pmt., 702.70; #15768 – St. of Nebr., hwy. alloc. & mtr. veh. fee (Build Nebraska Act LB84 $5,832.53 inc. in allocation), 152,788.72; #15769 – Nebraska UD#1 Verdigre Bond, monies to pay claims for bond fund SS77-1734.01, 410.65; #15770 – Knox Co. Attorney, STOP funds, 40.00; #15771 – Reg. of Deeds, Dec. coll., 8,461.08; #15772 – Dale Andersen, PR, inh. tax – Ina Marie Andersen Est., 12,765.88; #15773 – Cedar Co. Treas., Dec. coll. – Fire Crof. Gen. & Sink. and Fire Wausa Gen. & Bond, 19,486.57; #15774 – St. of Nebr., Creighton South Proj. – section corners, 800.00; #15775 – Knox Co. Clerk, imprest int., 6.16; #15776 – Clk. of Dist. Crt., Dec. coll., 778.85; #15777 – Sherman Street Apts., econ. dev. loan pmt., 443.81; #15778 – Trustworthy Hardware, econ. dev. loan pmt., 665.72; #15779 – Pronto, econ. dev. loan pmt., 706.70; #15780 – Est. of George L. Sukup, inh. tax – George L. Sukup, Jr. Est., 107,133.46;  #15781 – Don Henery, list of reg. voters, 88.14; #15782 – Knox County Zoning, bldg. permit, 10.00; #15783 – SID #1, water & sewer hook-up fee (Leonard Olmer), 6,000.00; #15784 – Vonage, 911 surcharges, 10.00; #15785 – Commercial St. Bk., CD int., 277.26; #15786 – Michael D. Skroch, filing fee for County Surveyor, 10.00; #15787 – St. of NE, lodging tax, 1,490.84; #15788 – Robert Ganz, filing fee for Knox Co. Supervisor, Dist. #7, 220.00; #15789 – Est. of Rita K. Sayers, inh. tax, 255.04; #15790 – Downtown Auto Repair, econ. dev. loan pmts., 923.45; #15791 – Grand Central, econ. dev. loan pmt., 221.91; #15792 – Main Street Grocery, econ. dev. loan pmt., 790.80; #15793 – TC Complete Repair, econ. dev. loan pmt., 362.73; #15794 – Knox Co. Zoning, bldg. permit, 40.00; #15795 – Knox Co. Zoning, bldg. permit, 110.00; #15796 – Est. of Eleanor J. Nielsen, inh. tax, 34,782.92; #15797 – Tammy Henery, two bottles water for Annex #2, 10.00; #15798 – Santee Sioux Nation, equip. rental, 100.00; #15799 – Midwest Bank, CD int., 332.71; #15800 – Knox County obo Creighton Plumbing, econ. dev. loan pmt., 140.00; #15801 – Knox Co. Clerk, marr. lic., 15.00; #15802 – Knox Co. Clerk, marr. lic., 15.00; #15803 – Knox Co. Zoning, cond. use permit, 200.00; #15804 – Commercial St. Bk., int. on CD’s, 2,507.94; #15805 – Brunswick St. Bk., CD int., 472.60; #15806 – Midwest Bk., int. on CD’s, 5,696.44; #15807 – Knox Co. Sheriff – BIA, BIA reimb. for housing inmates for Dec., 5,159.00; #15808 – Elaine’s Tavern, econ. dev. loan pmt., 237.24; #15809 – Green Valley Veterinary, econ. dev. pmt., 702.70.

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

            The Knox County Board of Supervisors reconvened at 10:02 a.m. with all members present except Supervisor Fuchtman, Dist. #7. 

            Hwy. Supt. Barta met with the Board on the following:  1. Statement of Claim from Bartle & Geier for Commercial Contractors Equip., Inc. on the Lindy North Project.  Motion by Supr. Swanson, seconded by Supr. Mackeprang to deny the Statement of Claim from Bartle & Geier for Commercial Contractors Equip., Inc. on the Lindy North Project.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #6.  Nays none.  Absent District #7.  2.  Shop inspection lists for each District were handed out to the Board members for review. 

Chairman Miller moves the Board recess at 10:08 a.m. for Board of Equalization.

            The Knox County Board of Supervisors reconvened at 10:21 a.m. with all members present except Supervisor Fuchtman, Dist. #7. 

            At 10:21 a.m., Chairman Miller opened the public hearing on vacating/abandoning a .38-mile portion of 884 Rd. (Platted Road #141) in Peoria Township.

Hwy. Supt. Barta continued with the following:  3. Discussed the fence and rock around the Lindy/Santee 911 tower and the work to be done, cost and materials to use.

At 10:30 a.m., Chairman Miller opened the Public Hearing on the Austin Kube hog barn expansion Livestock Conditional Use Permit Application #CU0013.

Hwy. Supt. Barta continued with the following:  4. Discussed replacement of road signs due to poor reflectivity and damage.  5.  The weed pickup was checked out by the County mechanic.  6. The 1-6 Year Road Hearing is on February 13, 2014, at 10:15 a.m.   7.  Update on the front-end retriever and pallet fork.

Zoning Administrator Doerr met with the Board on the following:  1. Austin Kube’s Livestock Conditional Use Permit Application for a hog barn expansion.  2.  Motion by Mackeprang, seconded by Schlote to place on file the November 12, 2013 Planning Commission minutes.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #6.  Nays none.  Absent District #7.  Motion carried.  3.  Update on flooding elevation grant.  4.  Answered questions about the Livestock Friendly designation.  5.  Activity on Devils Nest lots.

County Attorney Thomas discussed the following with the Board:  1. Pending appeal regarding acquiring the Bloomfield Property in the name of the United States in Trust for the benefit of Ponca Tribe of Nebraska and that Attorney Tom DeLay has withdrawn from representing the City of Bloomfield.  2.  Electronic needs for the court system and meeting rooms in the new addition.  3.  Claim for reimbursement regarding a stolen rifle purchased and used for evidence.  County Attorney Thomas suggested that the Board may want to ask Sheriff Henery to develop a policy on purchasing stolen property. 

Jan Jorgensen, Project Manager, and Chris Kreycik, Board Member, for the Northeast Nebraska RC&D met with the Board of Supervisors to give the annual RC&D report. The RC&D recently celebrated 20 years and continues to do tours, workshops and programs to benefit the citizens in Knox and surrounding counties.  Mrs. Jorgensen presented the invoice for the 2014 sponsor dues in the amount of $2,000.00, which will be considered at the February 13th Board of Supervisors’ meeting.  Also discussed was the reappointment of Janet Gill to another 3-year term as the Knox County Representative to the RC&D Council.  Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Sokol to reappoint Janet Gill to another 3-year term as the Knox County Representative to the RC&D Council.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #6.  Nays none.  Absent District #7.  Motion carried.

            Chairman Miller closed the Public Hearing at 11:25 A.M. for vacation and abandonment of the following portion of 884 Road (Platted Road #141) located in Peoria Township, Knox County, Nebraska described as follows:

A .38-mile portion of 884 RD (Platted Road #141) - Beginning at the South Quarter Corner of  Section 19, thence west .38 miles, being located between the SW1/4 of Section 19 and the NW1/4 of Section 30, all in T31N, R3W of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska

Also present was Bruce Hagge. 

It was then moved by Supervisor Sokol, 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, seconded by Supervisor O’Connor to adopt Resolution #2014-01 to vacate and abandon a portion of 884 Road (Platted Road #141) in Peoria 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 #2014 - 01

 

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 884 Road (Platted Road #141) located in Peoria Township, Knox County, Nebraska described as follows:

 

A .38-mile portion of 884 RD (Platted Road #141) - Beginning at the South Quarter Corner of  Section 19, thence west .38 miles, being located between the SW1/4 of Section 19 and the NW1/4 of Section 30, all in T31N, R3W of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska

           

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

 

Passed and approved this 30th day of January 2014.

 

ATTEST:          (Seal)                                                               COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

                                                                                                OF KNOX COUNTY, NEBRASKA

 

­Rhonda K. Surface, Deputy  /s/                                                 By  Virgil H. Miller  /s/                                      

Knox County Clerk Deputy                                                             Chairman

 

Chairman Miller closed the Public Hearing at 11:26 a.m., on the Austin Kube hog barn expansion Livestock Conditional Use Permit Application #CU0013.  No one from the public was present for the hearing.  Motion by Supr. Schlote, seconded by Supr. Swanson to adopt Resolution #2014-02 to approve the Austin Kube Conditional Use Permit #CU0013.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #6.  Nays none.  Absent District #7.  Motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION #2014-02

 

WHEREAS, Austin Kube has applied for Conditional Use Permit #CU0013 to construct a 1200 head addition to his existing 1200 head hog barn in a tract of land in the Southeast quarter of the Southeast quarter of Section 30, Township 32N, Range 2 W containing 5.01 acres and

 

WHEREAS, the Knox County Planning Commission has given public notice and held a public hearing on November 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)     Applicant shall comply with NDEQ Regulations.

2)     Applicant shall obtain and record updated impact easements from Loren & Cheryl Kube and Charleen Kube.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, THAT THE AUSTIN KUBE CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #CU0013 BE APPROVED.

 

Dated this 30th day of January, 2014.

 

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 R. Schlote /s/                

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

 

ATTEST:  (Seal)                                                  Absent                                  

Rhonda K. Surface, Deputy  /s/                        Jim Fuchtman, Dist. #7

Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk

Rhonda K. Surface, Deputy Knox County Clerk

 

            Motion by Supr. Swanson, seconded by Supr. Schlote to cancel Check #01302793 from the County General Fund payable to Andrew J. Marshall DBA Marshall Law Firm, LLC, in the amount of $1,998.33.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #6.  Nays none.  Absent District #7.  Motion carried.

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

            Extension Educator Ruth Vonderohe met with the Board regarding appointments to the Extension Board.  Motion by Supr. Schlote, seconded by Supr. O’Connor to appoint Curt Mackeprang to District #5 and Derek Cunningham to District #6 on the Knox County Extension Board.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #6.  Nays none.  Absent District #7.  Motion carried.  Extension Educator Vonderohe informed the Board that Paul and Caroline Oltjenbruns were nominated for and received the NACEB Annual Adult Volunteer Service Award which will be presented to them on February 6th in Lincoln. 

The Board discussed with Sheriff Henery a claim that was submitted regarding reimbursement for a stolen rifle that had been purchased and used for evidence, the liability to the County for the way it was handled, and the need for a written policy on purchasing stolen property.

Rod McCloud, Sr., and Rod McCloud, Jr., from EcoWater Systems, Lindsay Water Conditioning, Inc., Yankton, SD, met with the Board to discuss water softener and water cooler options for the new Courthouse addition.  Motion by Supr. Sokol, seconded by Supr. O’Connor to accept the quotation from EcoWater Systems, Lindsay Water Conditioning, Inc., Yankton, SD for one EWS 5102s Water Softener with the 2” Eco Flow-Pack Valve for the new Courthouse addition in the amount of $3,700.00, which includes set up and 300 pounds of solar salt.  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 Supr. Fuchtman, District #7. 

            The Board made a quarterly visit to the Knox County Jail as per Nebr. Rev. Stat. 47-109. 

            The Shannon Trail update to be held at 12:45 p.m. was postponed until the February 13th meeting.

            County Surveyor Mike Skroch met with the Board to clarify the proper process for land division.  Zoning Administrator Doerr was also present.

Motion by Supr. Swanson, seconded by Supr. Sokol that all claims except Road Fund Claim #01401532, audited and approved for payment by the Claims Committee be allowed subject to delinquent personal taxes.  After discussion, motion by Supr. O’Connor, seconded by Supr. Schlote to amend the motion to exclude General Fund Claim #01401442.   Discussion ensued.  By roll call vote on the amendment to the motion.  Ayes Districts #1, #3, #4, #5 and #6.  Nays District #2.  Absent District #7.  Motion carried.  By roll call vote on the amended motion.   Ayes Districts #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #6.  Nays None.  Absent District #7.  Motion carried.  

Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Schlote that Road Fund Claim #01401532, audited and approved for payment by the Claims Committee be allowed subject to delinquent personal taxes.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #2, #4, #5 and #6.  Nays none.  Abstain District #3.  Absent District #7.  Motion carried.

Claims totaling $132,654.70 less excluded General Fund Claim #01401442 in the amount of $150.00, for an adjusted total of $132,504.70, are listed at the end of these proceedings. 

            There was no public comment on agenda items.

            Public comment on non-agenda items was given by Supr. Swanson who informed the Board that he was contacted by Great Plains Communications about high speed internet in the Niobrara area and the request for a letter of support.

            Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Swanson to place on file the Road Shed inventories for each district.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #6.  Nays none.  Absent District #7.  Motion carried.

            Economic Development Director Matt Cerny met with the Board regarding the C & C Development Agency.  Director Cerny had submitted his resignation effective January 10, 2014, but resumed his position on January 18, 2014.  Supervisor Mackeprang reported that Bloomfield is in support of keeping the C & C Development Agency and Chairman Miller reported that Verdigre is also in support.  Director Cerny is continuing to work on grants and other projects.

            The Reuse Loan Program administration and bookkeeping was discussed.  In the past, it was the Economic Development Director’s responsibility to do the administration and bookkeeping for the Reuse Loan Program.  Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Sokol to give Konnie Thiele, who is employed four days per week as an Office Clerk in the Hwy. Supt.’s Office, the bookkeeping position for the Reuse Loan Program and adjust Director Cerny’s involvement with the Reuse Loan Program to administration of new loans, and to no longer pay Director Cerny $200 per month for doing the Reuse Loan Program bookkeeping, and that Konnie Thiele can be employed as a floater in the other offices in the Courthouse with her hourly wage to be paid by the office that employs her.   By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #6.  Nays none.  Absent District #7.  Motion carried.

            Motion by Supr. Swanson, seconded by Supr. O’Connor to pay the annual membership contribution of $1,000.00 to the Missouri Sedimentation Action Coalition to be paid out of the Flowage Easement Road Fund.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #6.  Nays none.  Absent District #7.  Motion carried.

            GENERAL FUND.  Action Sports Center, spell. bee trophies, 126.00; Adams Electric, Inc., elec. annex 2, 2,004.57; Antelope County Court, crt. costs, 8.46; AS Central Finance, teletype, 448.00; AS Central Services OCIO, AS 400, 38.60; BJ Harris, Inc., service agmt. for generators, 1,200.00; Bloomfield Tire & Oil LLC, van gas, 70.00; Bomgaars, sup., 31.23; Carhart Lumber Co.,  carpet, 1,642.50; Center Garage, repair, parts, 153.00; Century Link, long distance, 60.56; Cornhusker State Industries, plaque, 39.00; Creighton News, sub., 39.00; Dean Wilken, mtg. exp., 31.16; Dollar General, sup., 116.00; Eakes Office Plus, ofc. sup., 91.99; Elite Office Products, ink, 40.50; Farmers & Merchants, safe dep. box rent, 20.00; F & M State Bank, ACH file, 20.00; First National Bank Omaha, gas, misc., 2,714.60; Fred Steffen, mtg. exp., 50.76; Global Med Industries, LLC, defib., 4,185.00; Holt County Independent, print, publish, 4.32; Jack’s Uniform & Equipment, sup., 276.19; Jim Kotrous, mtg. exp., 56.36; John Thomas, fax, 45.00; Keith Nielsen, mtg. exp., 36.20; Ken Foner, mtg. exp., 51.88; Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender & Co., Inc., law book, 238.52; Liz Doerr, mileage, 151.76; Microfilm Imaging Systems, scan equip., 46.00; Mike Kumm, mtg. exp., 36.20; NACO, reg., directory, 177.00; NACT, dues, 75.00; NE Nebr. County Assessor Assoc., dues, 25.00; NE Secretary of State, Notary Div., notary, 30.00; Nebraska Weed Control Assoc., reg., 85.00;  Nebraska.Gov., sub. fee, 50.00; Norfolk Daily News, weed ad., 148.76; Quality Printing & Office Supplies, post cards, 280.78; Quill Corp., ofc. sup., 133.08; Reliable Office Supplies, copy paper, 221.40; Robert Ganz, mtg. exp., 51.88; Scott Ober Construction, materials, labor, 12,300.89; Steven Banks, mileage, reg., 129.28; Telebeep, pager, 51.33; The Verdigre Eagle, notices, sub., env., 330.50; Vickie McManigal, janitor cont., 3,013.27; Village of Center, water, sewer, garb., 993.00; Wausa Gazette, sub., 55.00.

            GENERAL FUND – Excluded Claim.  Name Redacted, reimb., 150.00.

            ROAD FUND,  Salary, 52,780.32; Advanced Energy Fuel, diesel, 1,506.05; Backus Sand & Gravel, gravel, haul, 376.00; Battle Creek Farmers Pride, heating fuel, 1,413.75; Bazile Creek Power Sports, repairs, shop sup., 111.49; Bernard Glover, prior service, 20.00; Bloomfield Tire & Oil, gasoline, diesel, 397.35; Bomgaars, gasoline, shop sup., 1,147.38; Cedar County Road Supt., meals, rent, 193.76; Cedar Knox PPD, elec., 212.74; Central Valley Ag., tordon, 56.10; CMart, LLC, gasoline, 159.75; Coll. Of Int. Revenue, Soc. Sec. Co. pays, 3,969.63; County of Knox Emp. Benefit Acct., ins. Co. pays, 9,646.24; Don Pahl, prior service, 25.00; First National Bank Omaha, meals, 74.70; Great Plains Comm., phone, 458.41; Hagge Glass, windshield, 200.00; Health Plan Services, Inc., ins. Co. pays, 497.88; Hefner True Value, shop sup., 236.31; Herbert Feed & Grain, mobil oil, 672.46; Kevin Barta, title, tire fee, 16.00; Kimball Midwest, shop sup., 173.25; Kuchar Electric, wiring, 1,069.45; Larry Pilar, prior service, 21.00; Lincoln National Life Ins. Co., ins. Co. pays, 32.30; Linn Post & Pipe, shop materials, 12.16; Medical Enterprises, Inc., drug, alcohol test, 98.00; MetroCount USA, Inc., traffic counters, 2,087.00; NAPA Bloomfield, repairs, battery, shop sup., 840.78; NPPD, elec., 185.78; NMC Exchange LLC, repairs, 1,074.45; K & S Door Co. Inc., door repair, 414.25; R & K Motor, repairs, 335.34; Reinke’s Farm & City Service, repairs, 98.52; Retirement Plans Division of Ameritas, retirement Co. pays, 3,538.36; Schaefer Grain & Feed, hwy salt, 1,371.50; Schreier’s Lumber Co., bldg. repair, 1,020.00; SourceGas Distribution, LLC, heating fuel,  109.61; Thompson Propane Service, heating fuel, propane, 1,051.95; Village of Center, water, sewer, 26.00; Village of Niobrara, water, sewer, 35.75; Weldon Parts, Inc., repairs, 197.49.

            LINDY NORTH FUND,  Mainelli Wagner & Assoc., eng. fees, 2,320.00.

            CHILD SUPPORT FUND,  Century Link, long distance, 3.56.

            COUNTY INSURANCE FUND,  Name Redacted, ded. reimb., 250.00; Name Redacted, ded. reimb., 250.00.

            VETERAN’S AID FUND,  Leonard R. Boggs, emerg. fund, 1,500.00.  

            ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUND, Knox County Register of Deeds, UCC fix. cont., 10.00; Nebraska Secretary of State, cont. filing, 10.00.

            C AND C DEVELOPMENT FUND,  Century Link, long distance, 3.56; Matt Cerny, mileage, 42.56; NEDA, dues, 100.00.

            INHERITANCE FUND, Northeast Community College, pledge amt., 5,000.00; The Law Office of Jeffrey M. Doerr, PC, crt. appt. atty., 1,710.11; Verlyn Luebbe, crt. appt. atty., 340.10.

            911 WIRELESS FUND,  Century Link, phone, 281.83; Three River Telco, phone, 121.78.

            911 EMERGENCY FUND,  Century Link, phone, 230.59; First National Bank of Omaha, webroot, 42.19; Three River Telco, phone, 99.63.

 

     TOTALS

 

                                                General Fund                                        32,374.53                               

                                                Road Fund                                            87,964.26

                                                Lindy North Fund                                      2,320.00

                                                Child Support Fund                                          3.56

                                                County Insurance Fund                                  500.00

                                                Veteran’s Aid Fund                                    1,500.00

                                                Economic Development Fund                         20.00

                                                C and C Development Fund                           146.12                 

                                                Inheritance Fund                                       7,050.21

                                                911 Wireless Fund                                          403.61

                                                911 Emergency Fund                                    372.41                                                                                                                               Total                           132,654.70

                                                Less excluded General Fund Claim         -     150.00

                         Adjusted Total                 132,504.70

 

Chairman Miller adjourned the Knox County Board of Supervisors at 2:00 p.m., January 30, 2014 until Thursday, February 13, 2014 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          

           

                                                                                                            January 30, 2014

                                                                                                            Center, Nebraska

9:50 a.m.

 

A regular meeting of the Knox County Board of Equalization was held at Annex #2, Knox County Courthouse Square in Center, Nebraska, on the date of January 30, 2014, 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, and Schlote Dist. #6.  Absent was Supr. Fuchtman Dist. #7.  Chairman Swanson presiding.

 Also present was Co. Assessor McManigal, Kevin Mackeprang. Hwy. Supt. Barta, Wausa Gazette Reporter Deanna Anderson, and Bruce Hagge.

            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 Wausa Gazette 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 9, 2014 meeting were read.  Chairman Swanson approved the January 9, 2014 minutes as read.

            There was no public comment on agenda items.

            Public comment on non-agenda items was Supr. Schlote seeking clarification from the other Board members that there is no conflict in being the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Equalization and also serving on the Board of Equalization Tax Claims Committee.

            Motion by Supr. Schlote, seconded by Supr. O’Connor to approve Tax Claim #7780 and hereby direct the County Assessor to make the proper adjustments to the tax roll.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #6.  Nays none.  Absent District #7.  Motion carried.           

            At 10:00 a.m., Chairman Swanson opened the Public Hearing on Exemption Applications and Continued Exemption Applications for Tax Exemption on Real & Personal Property by Qualifying Organizations. 

            At 10:00 a.m., Chairman Swanson opened the Public Hearing on Exemption Form 457 for Sacred Heart Health Services dba Avera Creighton Hospital on four vehicles. 

            Chairman Swanson moves the Board of Equalization recess at 10:01 a.m. for Board of Supervisors.

            The Knox County Board of Equalization reconvened at 10:08 a.m. with all members present except Supr. Fuchtman, Dist. #7.  

            Assessor McManigal gave each Supervisor their District’s Exemption Applications and Continued Exemption Applications for Tax Exemption on Real & Personal Property by Qualifying Organizations to review.  Assessor McManigal reviewed the applications for District #7 with the Board members in the absence of Supr. Fuchtman. 

            At 10:15 a.m., Chairman Swanson closed the Public Hearing on the Exemption Applications and Continued Exemption Applications for Tax Exemption on Real & Personal Property by Qualifying Organizations.  No one from the public was present for the hearing.

            Motion by Supr. Schlote, seconded by Supr. Miller to approve the Exemption Applications and Continued Exemption Applications for Tax Exemption on Real & Personal Property by Qualifying Organizations.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #6.  Nays none.  Absent District #7.  Motion carried.  

            At 10:16 a.m., Chairman Swanson closed the Public Hearing on Exemption Form 457 for Sacred Heart Health Services dba Avera Creighton Hospital on four vehicles.  No one from the public was present for the hearing.

Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Schlote to approve Exemption Form 457 for Sacred Heart Health Services dba Avera Creighton Hospital on the following four vehicles:  2008 Chevrolet Uplander, 2008 Carry-On Utility Trailer, 2005 Buick Lacrosse and 2002 Ford Econoline.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #6.  Nays none.  Absent District #7.  Motion carried.

Assessor McManigal discussed the following with the Board:  1. The results were received for the TERC Rehearing held on December 13, 2013, and the TERC upheld the Knox County Board of Equalization’s decision.  Supr. O’Connor commended Assessor McManigal for the good job she did at the hearing. Assessor McManigal stated that Pierce County Attorney, Verlyn Luebbe, represented Knox County in the case and did a good job as well.  2. Valuations are being worked on with the state liaison.  3.  Personal Property postcards and Homestead Exemption applications will be mailed out on February 1st.

            Chairman Swanson adjourned the Knox County Board of Equalization at 10:21 a.m. on January 30, 2014 until 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, February 13, 2014 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                              Rayder Swanson, Chairman

 

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

                                                                                                            Center, Nebraska

                                                                                                            February 13, 2014

                                                                                                            9:30 a.m.

 

            A regular meeting of the Knox County Board of Supervisors was held at Annex #2, Knox County Courthouse Square, in Center, Nebraska on the date of February 13, 2014 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 Niobrara Tribune 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: Jim Borgmann, Tim Braithweit, Hwy. Supt. Barta, Co. Assessor McManigal, Phillip Nielsen, Angie O’Connor, Sheriff Henery, Zoning Admin. Doerr, Emerg. Mgr. Hintz, Clerk of the Dist. Crt. Riesberg, Kim and Gary Kortje, Brian ElDorado, Tracy Buetter, Herrick Twp. Board members Dallas Fiscus and Rick Stewart, Co. Attorney Thomas, Heath Opfer, Glenn Mannes, Ed Bottelfson, Herb Bengston and Will Dangler.

The minutes of the January 30, 2014 meeting were read.  Chairman Miller approved the January 30, 2014 meeting minutes as read with the correction that Economic Development Director Matt Cerny resumed his duties on January 18, 2014.

Correspondence reviewed was: 1. Letter from NIRMA regarding joint training; 2. NACo update on PILT.

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

            The Knox County Board of Supervisors reconvened at 10:08 a.m. with all members present.

            Hwy. Supt. Barta met with the Board on the following: 1. A request was received from the Morton Township Board to vacate and abandon a one-half mile portion of 877 Road.  Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Schlote to adopt Resolution #2014-03 directing Hwy. Supt. Barta to conduct a study for the vacation and abandonment of the West one-half mile portion of 877 road (Platted Road #734) located between the SW1/4 of Section 27 and the NW1/4 of Section 34, all in T30N, R3W of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none. Motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION #2014 - 03

 

WHEREAS the Morton Township Board has requested to vacate and abandon a portion of 877 Road (Platted        Road #734) as follows:

 

The West one-half mile portion of 877 Road (Platted Road #734) located between the SW1/4 of Section 27 and the NW1/4 of Section 34, all in T30N, R3W 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 877 Road (Platted Road #734) as described above.

 

Passed this 13th day of February 2014.

 

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

Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk

 

            2.  Motion by Supr. O’Connor, seconded by Supr. Fuchtman to authorize Chairman Miller to sign the Bridge/Roadway Right-of-Way Agreement between Knox County and the State of Nebraska Dept. of Natural Resources to install a gauging station five miles west of Verdigre on the North Branch of Verdigre Creek to monitor surface water.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none. Motion carried; 3. Gravel bids will be opened at 1:00 p.m. on March 27; 4. The NIRMA ASSIST program check in the amount of $521.75 was received to be used for the purchase of two traffic counters; 5. Road employee evaluations will be held February 27; 6. Motorgrader repairs; 7. Shed inspections results; 8. Weight limit signs will be put up in a few weeks.

            At 10:15 a.m., Chairman Miller opened the One and Six Year Road Hearing.  Peoria Twp. Chairman Phillip Nielsen and Spade Twp. Clerk Don Henery were present.  Discussion ensued on budgets, State funds received, gravel costs, road projects, bridge projects, oil projects, and the new Federal Buyback program.

            Chairman Miller closed the One and Six Year Road Hearing at 10:47 a.m.

            Angie O’Connor with Avera Health Services presented proposals to the Board for the 2014 Wellness Program.  After a discussion, motion by Supr. Sokol, seconded by Supr. Schlote to approve Option #2 for an on-site Wellness Program through Avera Health for Knox County employees for a cost of $65 per employee, to allow a $20 credit per employee towards optional tests, to allow an employee the option to participate in a comparable wellness program at a qualified screening with the full cost to be the responsibility of the employee with no reimbursement for such comparable wellness costs if they opt out of the on-site Wellness program and documentation to be presented to the County Clerk that they did participate in a comparable wellness program, and, to those eligible employees who participate in the 2014 Wellness Program and are covered under the County’s health insurance, reimbursement up to $250 of 2014 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 2014 deductible paid between $250 and $500 provided the employee participates in the 2014 Wellness Program.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Dist. #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.   Abstain Dist. #1.  Motion carried.

            Grandview Estates property owners met with the Board to discuss the erosion of the access road into the Grandview Estates subdivision.  The shoreline is coming into the road and the road may become impassible in the near future.  The Corps of Engineers has been contacted about the problem.  Discussion was held on proposed repairs, budget concerns, possibly building an alternate access road, eminent domain and conducting a study of the problem.  The Board will direct County Attorney Thomas to draft a resolution stating that the Board requests the Corps of Engineers fix the problem and that the Corps be responsible for the costs as this is their lake that is creating the erosion problem.  The matter will be discussed at a later meeting.

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

            Motion by Supr. Fuchtman, seconded by Supr. O’Connor to hire Steven Banks as a Weed Superintendent which will be a part-time position and the salary to be $16 per hour with a possible increase after the eight-week introductory period.  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 12:47 p.m. with all members present.

            Brian Markham with Cornhusker Industries met with the Board regarding furniture for the new addition. 

            Discussion was held on a complaint of violations of passing a school bus.  Co. Attorney Thomas informed the Board that the County Sheriff’s Office and his Office do address these violations if reported.

A letter was received from Krotter Hoffman Law Firm who is representing a claimant who claims damages of his vehicle on a township road. County Attorney Thomas directed the Board take no action and the claim be sent to NIRMA.

Architect Glenn Mannes and Ed Bottelfson from RaDec Construction updated the Board on the progress of the construction of the new addition. The project is nearly 72% complete. 

            Motion by Supr. Sokol, seconded by Supr. Mackeprang to approve Change Order #5 in the amount of $2,208 for adding a fire damper in duct in the new storage room, change key cylinder to match keying in existing building, adding lights and rewiring.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #6.  Nay District #7.  Motion carried.

            Sheriff Henery has requested a change to the door in the holding room.  Motion by Supr. Swanson, seconded by Supr. Sokol to add CCP #21 in the amount of $512 for the change of lockset, change the hinges and add glass vision lite to the door to the holding room on the second floor.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, and #6.  Nay District #7.  Motion carried.

            Motion by Supr. Fuchtman, seconded by Supr. Schlote to approve payment #6 to RaDec Construction Company in the amount of $221,250.19 for the Courthouse addition.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

            Herb Bengston and Will Dangler met with the Board on the Shannon Trail Promoters which is a volunteer program to promote tourism.  Discussion was held on fund raisers, the Promoters asking communities to budget $200 to $300 to be donated to the Promoters, requesting Knox County to donate $500 over the amount of their usual Visitor’s Promo distribution, and tourism events.  No action was taken.  The Board recommended the Promoters continue to apply for the Visitor’s Promo funds.

            Emergency Manager Hintz and Zoning Administrator Doerr met with the Board on proposals for re-writing the Hazard Mitigation Plan for Knox, Antelope and Holt Counties.  Proposals received were:  Olsson Associates, $67,650; JEO, $84,967.  Motion by Supr. Swanson, seconded by Supr. O’Connor to accept the quote from Olsson Associates in the amount of $67,650 for re-writing the Hazard Mitigation Plan for Knox, Antelope and Holt Counties, to coordinate with Antelope and Holt Counties for the revisions and payment, and to apply for a grant to be used towards the cost of the revisions.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none. Motion carried.

            Zoning Admin. Doerr met with the Board on the following: 1. Tom Kotrous is still working with the NEMA for a grant to repair his home in the river area; 2. Motion by Supr. Swanson, seconded by Supr. Mackeprang to approve Amended Final Plat of River Haven, a subdivision in Tract 2, a portion of Government Lot 1 being a part of the E1/2SE1/4 of Section 17, T33N, R7W of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried;   3. Motion by Supr. Schlote, seconded by Supr. Fuchtman to approve Knox County Administrative Plat Permit #P0049 submitted by Dillon Cunningham for a 5.644 acre tract in the S1/2NE1/4 of Section 10, T29N, R3W of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried; 4. Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Schlote to approve Knox County Administrative Plat Permit #P0051 submitted by Roland Johnson for a boundary line adjustment of a 114.46 acre tract in the NW1/4 of Section 24, T30N, R3W of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none. Motion carried; 5.  Motion by Supr. O’Connor, seconded by Supr. Sokol to approve Knox County Administrative Plat Permit #P0050 submitted by James F. Sorrell for a boundary line adjustment to a 13.43 acre tract in the South half of Section 14, T33N, R3W of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried; 6.  Motion by Supr. Sokol, seconded by Supr. Fuchtman to place on file the January Zoning Permits Report.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #7.  Nays none.  Abstain District #6.  Motion carried; 7. Discussion was held on a request for a variance; 8. Update on the recent Planning Commission meeting.

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 $434,399.31 are listed at the end of these proceedings.

Motion by Supr. Sokol, 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 $687,333.03.

            #15810 – Knox Co. Attorney, STOP Funds, 40.00; #15811 -  Kevin D. Mackeprang, filing fee Supervisor District #5, 220.00; #15812 – Allan Arens, filing fee Supervisor District #1, 220.00; #15813 – Knox Co. Sheriff, BIA reimb., 1,474.00; #15814 – Mike Beckman, equip. rental & I beans, 144.79; #15815 – Great Plains Comm. Inc., 911 Surcharge, 11,571.42; #15816 – St. of Nebr., 911 wireless, 3,898.72; #15817 – Knox Co. Zoning, bldg. permit, 50.00; #15818 – Michael C. Brandt, filing fee for Logan Twp. Bd., 5.00; #15819 – Commercial State Bank, int., 451.18; #15820 – Brunswick State Bank, int., 1,505.20; #15821 – St. of Nebr., 1st of 2 st. aid payments, 456,657.53; #15822 – Douglas S. Salmen, filing fee  Knox Co. Sheriff, 622.00; #15823 – Farmers & Merchant  State Bank, int., 6,905.24; #15824 – M. J. Brummer, water meter pmt., 50.00; #15825 – Knox Co. Treasurer, int., 877.60; #15826 – Knox Co. Treasurer, int., 240.48; #15827 – St. of Nebr., 1st of 6 homestead pmts. & rent, 45,869.43; #15828 – Ernest L. Ibach, filing fee Supervisor District #5, 220.00; #15829 – Frontier Comm., 911 Surcharges, 5.94; #15830 – Cindy S. Barney, filing fee Supervisor District #5, 220.00; # 15831 – Knox Co. Sheriff, January 2014 coll., 580.00; #15832 – Knox Co. Clerk, January 2014 coll., 204.42; #15833 – Knox Co. Treasurer, postage, 281.60; #15834 – Jody Lynn Fuchtman, filing fee Clerk of the District Court, 550.00; #15835 – Knox Co. Clerk, marr. lic., 15.00; #15836 – St. of Nebr., qtrly. reimb. child support, 4,294.00; #15837 – Knox Co. Court, January 2014 coll., 1,209.75; #15838 – Register of Deeds, January 2014 coll., 5,005.87; #15839 – Knox County Chiropractic, econ. dev. loan pmt., 70.67; #15840 – Downtown Auto Service, econ. dev. loan pmt., 923.45; #15841 – Uptown Beauty, econ. dev. loan pmt., 345.00; #15842 – Knox Co. Clerk, marr. lic., 15.00; #15843 – St. of Nebr., hwy. alloc. (Build NE Act LB84 $6,529.30 inc.) and Hwy. Supt. incentive, 129,921.34; #15844 – Steve Wieseler, filing fee Supervisor District #1, 220.00; #15845 – Carol A. Triplett, filing fee Supervisor District #7, 220.00; #15846 – Carol A. Triplett, reg. voter list, 14.85; #15847 – Knox Co. Zoning, plat application 50.00; #15848 – Ernest L. Ibach, reg. voter list, 13.50; #15849 – Brunswick State Bank, int., 378.08; #15850 – Cedar Co. Treasurer, January 2014 coll., 2,999.28; #15851 – Steven D. Wieseler, reg. voter list, 8.94; #15852 – Clerk of District Court, January 2014 coll., 586.50; #15853 – Knox Co. Clerk, int., 9.37; #15854 – NIRMA, traffic count reimb., 521.75; #15855 – St. of Nebr., reimb. of Emerg. Mgr. budget 7,646.13.

            There was no public comment on agenda items.

            Comment on non-agenda items was the discussion on LB 812 repealing the Inheritance Tax and on LB 960 that would reduce the rate of inheritance tax for different classes of relatives.  Testimony in opposition to these bills will be sent to the Legislative Revenue Committee.

            Chairman Miller and Supr. Schlote updated the Board on the recent NACO County Board Workshop that they attended.

            Motion by Supr. O’Connor, seconded by Supr. Schlote to place on file the Delinquent Real Estate Tax List for the Tax Years 2012 and Prior.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

Motion by Supr. Swanson, seconded by Supr. Schlote to approve the following Resolution, due to the failure of Union Township to petition against vacating and abandoning a portion of 889 Road (Platted Road #443) 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.  Motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION NO. #2014-04

 

A RESOLUTION TO VACATE AND ABANDON:                      

A one-half mile portion of 889 Road (Platted Road #443) located between the SE1/4 of Section 25 and the NE1/4 of Section 36, T32N, R5W 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 one-half mile portion of 889 Road (Platted Road #443) located between the SE1/4 of Section 25 and the NE1/4 of Section 36, T32N, 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 February 2014.

 

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. Schlote, seconded by Supr. Mackeprang to pay $1,000 as sponsor dues to the Northeast Nebraska RC&D.  After a discussion, motion by Supr. Fuchtman, seconded by Supr. O’Connor to amend the motion to pay $2,000 sponsor dues to the Northeast Nebraska RC&D.  By roll call vote on the amendment to the motion.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.  Roll call vote on the amended motion.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

            GENERAL FUND,   Salary, 119,231.12; Bloomfield Tire & Oil LLC, gas, 19.45; Bob’s Candy Service, Inc., gloves, 8.55; Bonnie R. Cash, prior service, 9.00; Carol Peters, prior service, 15.00; Knox Co. Clerk of District Court, court costs, 137.00; Coll. Of Int. Rev., Soc. Sec. Co. pays, 8,996.03; Co. of Knox Emp. Ben. Acct., ins. Co pays, 21704.04; Creighton News, board proc. & notices, 324.30; Dean Wilken, mtg. exp., 96.68; Dollar General, paper towels, 14.00; Donald J. Jiracek, prior service, 25.00; Eakes Office Plus, copy agmt., sup., 384.12; Ecowater Systems, bottled water, 280.00; Elaine’s Tavern & Café, pris. meals, 4,236.50; ElDorado, Inc., repairs, 105.00; Great Plains Comm., phone & internet, 1,657.98; Bruce Hagge dba Hagge Glass, locks & labor, 185.00; Health Plan Services., Inc., ins. Co. pay, 1,181.02; Heather Jones, mileage, 42.94; J & K Auto, tires, 541.76; Jack’s Qwikshop, gas, 31.32; Jacqueline Fritz, prior service, 24.00; Jacquelyn Meier, prior service, 21.00; James F. Janacek, prior service, 14.00; Jason Wessendorf, comp. service & repair., 75.00; JoAnn Eisenbeiss, prior service, 45.00; JoAnn P. Knori, prior service, 20.00; John Thomas, mileage & fax chg., 63.46; Keith Nielsen, mtg. expense, 53.00; Knox Co. Register of Deeds, recording, 10.00; Name Redacted,  medicare reimb., 104.90; Lincoln National Life Ins. Co., ins. Co. pays, 468.78; Lois Colwell, prior service, 27.00; Mary Ketelsen, travel exp., 62.16; Microfilm Imaging Systems, rental, 46.00; Mike Kumm, mtg. exp., 25.00; MIPS, computer programming, 659.33; N & B Gas Co., propane, 1818.70; NAPA Bloomfield, repairs, 601.80; Nebr. Dept. of Revenue, keno fee, 100.00; Name Redacted, medicare reimb., 567.30; North Central PPD, electricity, 2,460.64; Office Systems Co., contract, 121.00; Postmaster, postage, 196.00; Quill, supplies, 341.71; Retirement Plans Division of Ameritas, retirement Co. pays, 7,980.64; Roma Walton, prior service, 51.00; Ruth Vonderohe, travel exp., 194.88; Shaffer’s Mini Mart, gas, 153.76; Tammy Henery, service contract, 721.00; The Monitor, notices, 89.12; University; of Nebr. Lincoln Extension, ShoWorks renewal, 225.00; US Cellular, cell phone, 86.15; The Verdigre Eagle, notices and cards, 87.00; Village of Center, water, sewer & garbage, 1,098.00; Name Redacted, medicare reimb., 303.50; Virginia Buerman, prior service, 27.00; Northeast Nebraska News Company, printing & publishing, 377.13.

            ROAD FUND. Battle Creek Farmers Pride, propane, 771.54; Bloomfield Tire & Oil LLC, gas/diesel, 653.59; Carhart Lumber, bldg. supp., 578.47; CHS, gas, 130.87, City of Bloomfield, water, 17.50; Country Market, shop supp., 7.24; Creighton News, ad, 8.00; Creighton Volunteer Fire Dept., fire extinguisher, 29.00; Dave’s Feed Service Inc., acetylene, 41.99; Doering Trenching, plumbing & labor, 880.74; Gragert’s Grocery, shop supp., 17.97; Great Plains Comm., phone, 473.89; Grossenburg Impl. Inc., repairs, 1,462.04; Hefner True Value Inc., shop supp., 106.49; Herbert Feed & Grain, diesel, 1,907.50; Hradec Diesel Inc., repairs, 42.86; J & K Auto, gas, 165.50; Jack’s Qwikshop, gas, 266.01; Name Redacted, medicare prem. reimb., 411.26; Jedlicka’s Hardware Hank, shop supp., 146.76; Jonny Dodge-Chrysler-Jeep, repairs, 177.07; Kayton Impl. Inc., repairs, 247.16; Mark’s Repair, repairs & labor, 126.20; Midwest Radiator, repairs, 105.00; N & B Gas Co., htg. fuel, 2,202.84; NAPA, repairs, 116.53; NPPD, electricity, 76.38; North Central PPD, electricity, 460.14; People’s Grocery, shop supp., 26.55; Powerplan, repairs, 1,023.78; R & K Mtr. Parts, repairs, 755.17; Ray’s Electric, phone, 88.53; Shaffer’s Mini Mart, gas/diesel, 95.00; Sinclair Sand & Gravel, gravel & haul, 1,700.00; Speedway Truck & Auto, repairs, 100.00; Steffen’s Service Station, gas, 62.46; Bloomfield Monitor, ad, 10.67; The Nu-Towel Co., towels, 619.16; U.S. Cellular, cellphone,349.67; Verdigre Farm Service, gas/diesel, 3,413.67; Vic’s Service, gas, 311.82; Village of Niobrara, water & sewer, 35.38; Village of Verdigre, water, sewer & garbage, 66.45; Walton’s Electronics, CB radio, 83.95; West Hodson Lumber, shop supp., 2.59; Yankton Diesel, repairs, 174.63.

            FLOWAGE EASEMENT ROAD FUND.  Missouri River Sedimentation Coalition, annual contribution, $1,000.00.

            CHILD SUPPORT FUND.  Eakes Office Plus, supp., 163.92; Great Plains Comm., phone/internet, 38.39; Microfilm Imaging, scanner rent, 46.00.

            VISITOR’S IMPROVEMENT FUND.  Great Plains Comm., internet, 142.24.

            ROD PRESERVATION/MODERNIZATION FUND.  MIPS, Nebr. Deeds Online, 123.25.

            COUNTY INSURANCE FUND.  Name redacted, 250.00.

            ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUND.  Salary, 353.30; Coll. of Int. Rev., Soc. Sec. Co. pays, 27.03; Knox Co. Register of Deeds, recording, 10.00; Retirement Plans Div. of Ameritas, retirement Co. pays, 23.85; Secretary of State-UCC Division, UCC filing fee, 10.50.

            C & C DEVELOPMENT FUND.  Salary, 2,604.00; Coll. of Int. Rev., Soc. Sec. Co. pays, 199.21; Co. of Knox Emp. Ben. Acct., ins. Co pays, 602.89; Great Plains Comm., phone/internet, 38.39; Health Plans Serv. Inc., ins. Co. pays, 27.66; Jason Wessendorf, comp. rep., 97.95; The Lincoln Nat’l Life Ins. Co., ins. Co. pays, 1.83; Matt Cerny, mlge., 67.20; Retirement Plans Div. of Ameritas, retirement Co. pays, 175.77; US Cellular, cellphone, 63.35; Yankton Press & Dakotan, publ., 257.10.

INHERITANCE FUND.  RaDec Construction Co., Inc., pmt. #6 Courthouse addition, 221,250.19; Rodney W. Smith, pub. def., 2,083.33; The Law Offices of Jeffrey Doerr, crt. appt. atty., 4,091.05.

911 WIRELESS SERVICE FUND. Great Plains Comm., phone/internet, 356.59.

            911 EMERGENCY FUND.  CenturyLink, phone, 3.14; Great Plains Comm., phone/internet, 460.96; Lexington Corp., chair seat, 167.00; NESCA, dues, 105.00.

 

                                                                        TOTALS

 

                                    General Fund                                                    178,147.72

                                    Road Fund                                                           21,430.50

                                    Flowage Easement Road Fund                               1,000.00

                                    Child Support Fund                                                   248.31

                                    Visitor’s Improvement Fund                                       142.24

                                    ROD Preservation/Modernization Fund                      123.25

                                    County Insurance Fund                                             250.00

Economic Development Fund                                    424.68

                                    C & C Development Fund                                       4,135.35

                                    Inheritance Fund                                               227,424.57

                                    911 Wireless Service Fund                                        336.59

                                    911 Emergency Fund                                                736.10

                                                                         Total                           434,399.31

 

 

Chairman Miller adjourned the Knox County Board of Supervisors at 3:50 p.m., February 13, 2014 until Thursday, February 27, 2014 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          

           

                                                                                                            February 13, 2014           

                                                                                                            Center, Nebraska

9:45 a.m.

 

A regular meeting of the Knox County Board of Equalization was held at Annex #2, Knox County Courthouse Square in Center, Nebraska on the date of February 13, 2014 at 9:45 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 Swanson presiding.    Also present was Co. Assessor McManigal.

            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 Niobrara Tribune 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 30, 2014 meeting were read.  Chairman Swanson approved the January 30, 2014 minutes as read.  

            At 9:52 a.m., Chairman Swanson opened the advertised public hearing for Application for Exemption from Motor Vehicle Taxes submitted by Sacred Heart Health Services dba Avera Creighton Hospital. 

            There was no public comment on agenda items.

            There was no public comment on non-agenda items.

            Motion by Supr. O’Connor, seconded by Supr. Miller to approve Tax Claims #7781 and #7782 and hereby direct the County Assessor to make the proper adjustments to the tax roll.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.           

            Chairman Swanson closed the open public hearing at 9:57 a.m.  Motion by Supr. Schlote, seconded by Supr. Mackeprang to approve Form 457 Application for Exemption from Motor Vehicle Taxes for Sacred Heart Health Services dba Avera Creighton Hospital on a 2005 Chevrolet pickup.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

            Co. Assessor McManigal updated the Board on the 2014 valuation roster. 

            Chairman Swanson adjourned the Knox County Board of Equalization at 10:08 a.m. on February 13, 2014 until 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, February 27, 2014 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, Chairman

 

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

                                                                                                            Center, Nebraska

                                                                                                            February 27, 2014

                                                                                                            9:30 a.m.

 

            A regular meeting of the Knox County Board of Supervisors was held at Annex #2, Knox County Courthouse Square, in Center, Nebraska on the date of February 27, 2014 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 Fuchtman Dist. #7.  Absent was Supr. Schlote Dist. #6. 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 Wausa Gazette 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, Veta Hungerford, Econ. Dev. Dir. Cerny, Sheriff Henery, Co. Attorney Thomas, Emerg. Mgr. Hintz and Zoning Admin. Doerr.

The minutes of the February 13, 2014 meeting were read.  Chairman Miller approved the February 13, 2014 meeting minutes as read with the correction that Jim Borgmann was present.

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

            The Knox County Board of Supervisors reconvened at 10:05 a.m. with all members present except Supr. Schlote Dist. #6.

            Hwy. Supt. Barta met with the Board on the following: 1. Motion by Supr. Swanson, seconded by Supr. Sokol to adopt Resolution #2014-05 adopting the 2014 One and Six Year Construction Plans/Maps.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent District #6.  Motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION 2014-05

 

In pursuant with Section 10 of LB 1302, Knox County did hold its Public Road Hearing on February 13, 2014.  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, at this time.

 

KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

Martin J. 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/                                                Absent                                     

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

Knox County Clerk

 

            2.  Discussion was held on purchasing a truck tractor, a belly dump trailer, and updating the truck tractor that pulls the lowboy trailer.  The Board said the current truck tractor for the lowboy trailer can be used for a while and Hwy. Supt. Barta is to research prices for a truck tractor and belly dump trailer; 3. Bridge projects; 4. Buyback funds should be distributed in March; 5. Mark Simpson wants to purchase 911 signs to place near his home; 6. A landowner will be removing his fence near Devils Turn Table so the County will do road work in the area at that time; 7. Kenworth truck repairs; 8. Lizard repairs; 9. Pesticide training; 10. A landowner is now in disagreement of the proposed vacation of a Peoria Township Road.

Veta Hungerford with North Central District Health Dept. met with the Board on a Responsible Beverage Service training policy.  While the State of Nebraska does not require servers to take training, counties and villages/cities can adopt a resolution making it mandatory for servers at special events to be trained prior to the event such as catering, beer gardens, wedding dances, celebrations, etc.  Buffalo and Lancaster Counties have adopted this requirement.  No action was taken.

Economic Development Director Cerny updated the Board on C & C Development projects and the Economic Development Loan program. 

Sheriff Henery and Economic Development Director Cerny updated the Board on the juvenile justice grant that was approved for 2013 and 2014. 

Emergency Manager Hintz met with the Board on the following: 1. Update on the progress of re-writing the Hazard Mitigation Plan.  A letter was drafted to the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency stating that Knox County will be responsible for $5,699.68 of the total of $16,913.00 for the update of the Knox/Antelope/Holt Counties (Tri-County) Hazard Mitigation Plan.  Also Chairman Miller signed the Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Interlocal Government Agreement; 2. Emergency Manager Hintz was appointed to the Nebraska Resource Accountability Team.  A letter of commitment is needed allowing Emergency Manager Hintz to travel to other locations in the State if her assistance is needed for training or disasters and to allow her to be absent from Knox County for up to 7 days with pay.  Motion by Supr. Sokol, seconded by Supr. Fuchtman to authorize Chairman Miller to sign the Nebraska Resource Accountability Team Letter of Commitment.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #6.  Motion carried.

Zoning Admin. Doerr met with the Board on the following: 1. Motion by Supr. O’Connor, seconded by Supr. Fuchtman to place on file the January 14, 2014 Planning Commission meeting minutes.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #6.  Motion carried; 2. Update on vacating easements in the Devils Nest and the sale of lots.

Motion by Supr. Swanson, seconded by Supr. Sokol to approve the following Resolution, due to the failure of Bohemia Township to petition against vacating and abandoning a portion of 883 Road 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 #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #6.  Motion carried.

RESOLUTION NO. #2014- 06

 

A RESOLUTION TO VACATE AND ABANDON:          

The East .75-mile portion of 883 RD (Platted Road #560) between the S1/2 of Section 25 and the N1/2 of Section 36, all in T31N, R7W of the 6th P.M., in Bohemia Township, Knox County, Nebraska

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 East .75-mile portion of 883 RD (Platted Road #560)

between the S1/2 of Section 25 and the N1/2 of Section 36, all in T31N, R7W of the 6th P.M., in Bohemia Township, 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 27th of February 2014.

 

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. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. O’Connor to approve a $500 donation to SD/NE Purple Loosestrife Management Project, Inc. for purple loosestrife beetles.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #6.  Motion carried.

Motion by Supr. Fuchtman, seconded by Supr. Mackeprang to accept and place on file the resignation of Washington Twp. Treasurer Marvin Soucek and appointment of Clint Miller as Washington Township Treasurer.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent District #6.  Motion carried.

Motion by Supr. Swanson, seconded by Supr. Sokol to place on file the Surety Bond for Washington Twp. Treasurer Clint Miller.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #6.  Motion carried.

There was no public comment on agenda items.

There was no public comment on non-agenda items.

Legislative updates were a review of the testimony sent regarding LB 812 and LB 960.

            Motion by Supr. Swanson, seconded by Supr. Mackeprang that all claims except Claim #1703 from the General Fund in the amount $430.84 and Claim #1752 from the Road Fund in the amount of $576.85, audited and approved for payment by the Claims Committee be allowed subject to delinquent personal taxes. By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #6.  Motion carried.  

            Motion by Supr. Swanson, seconded by Supr. Sokol that Claim #1703 from the General Fund in the amount of $430.84 and Claim #1752 from the Road Fund in the amount of $576.85, audited and approved for payment by the Claims Committee be allowed subject to delinquent personal taxes.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #4, #5 and #7.  Nays none.  Abstain District #1.  Absent was District #6.  Motion carried.

            Claims totaling $133,168.37 are listed at the end of these proceedings.

Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Fuchtman that the receipts be accepted and placed on file, by roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #6.  Motion carried. Receipts totaled $93,412.47.

#15856 - Name Redacted, Cobra pmt, 54.62; #15857 – Name Redacted, Cobra pmt., 27.66; #15858 – Stephen Davis, filing fee – Logan Twp. Bd., 5.00; #15859 – Eugene Morrill, filing fee – Logan Twp. Bd., 5.00; #15860 – John Thomas, filing fee – Knox Co. Atty., 550.00; #15861 – Melvin Barger, filing fee – Hill Twp. Bd., 10.00; #15862 – Jeffery A. Uhlir, filing fee – Supt. Dist. #3, 220.00; #15863 – Brunswick St. Bank, int., 850.68; #15864 – Sherman Street Apts., econ. dev. loan pmt., 443.81; #15865, Trustworthy Hardware, econ. dev. loan pmt., 665.72; #15866 – Pronto, econ. dev. loan pmt., 706.70; #15867 – Pierce Co. Treasurer, collections – Sch. Dist. 13 Gen., Bldg. & Capi., 275.08; #15868 – Estate of James T. Goetz Sr., inh. tax, 3,849.78; #15869 – Frontier Communications, 911 surcharges, 5.94; #15870 – Jeri Fuchtman, list of reg. voters, 7.40; #15871 – Knox Co. Zoning, plat permits, 100.00; #15872 – Midwest Bank, CD int., 2,341.59; #15873 – Knox County Clerk, marr. lic., 15.00; #15874 – CHS, patronage dividend, 19.64; #15875 – Knox County Sheriff, 4th qtr. 2013 fees & mlge., 3,275.65; #15876 – James Fuchtman, list of reg. voters, 30.50; #15877 – Knox County Clerk, marr. lic., 15.00;  #15878 – Knox County Zoning, bldg. permit, 60.00; #15879 – State of Nebraska, lodging tax, 2,082.64; #15880 – Vonage, 911 surcharges, 10.00; #15881 – TC Complete, econ. dev. loan pmt., 362.73; #15882 – Douglas S. Salmen, list of reg. voters, 91.50; #15883 – Knox County Treasurer, marr. lic., 15.00; #15884 – Kelly Marshall, filing fee – Supr. Dist. #1, 220.00; #15885 – Knox County Dev. Agency, annual contributions, 906.00; #15886 – Commercial St. Bk., int., 277.26; #15887 – Brunswick State Bank, int., 630.14;  #15888 -  Knox County Zoning, bldg. permit, 430.00; #15889 - Van J. Radosti, inh. tax - Elizabeth F. Radosti Est., 49,662.50; #15890 – NACO, reg. reimb., 100.00; #15891 – John Thomas Trust, inh. tax-Melvin Neumann Est., 9,494.52; #15892 – John Thomas Trust, inh. tax-Melvin Neumann Est., 8,815.41; #15893 – John Thomas Trust, inh. tax-Melvin Neumann Est., 6,780.00.

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 except Supr. Schlote District #6.

Motion by Supr. Sokol, seconded by Supr. Mackeprang to go into executive session at 12:55 p.m. so as to protect the reputation of individuals while conducting road employee evaluations.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #6.  Motion carried.  Chairman Miller reiterated that the executive session will be held so as to protect the reputation of individuals while conducting road employee evaluations.  The Board came out of executive session at 3:26 p.m.  Chairman Miller stated that the executive session was held solely on road employee evaluations.

GENERAL FUND.  Ann Flood, mental health hrg., 50.00; AS Central Services, AS 400 use, 38.60; Bloomfield Tire & Oil LLC, gas, 87.51; Bomgaars, sup., 206.97; Center Garage, oil chg., bulb & labor, 49.00; CenturyLink, long distance, 83.47; Chuck’s Auto Repair, rep. weed pickup, 62.00; Clk. of Supreme Crt., appeal costs, 175.00; Creighton Pronto, gas, 430.84; Crofton Journal/Niobrara Tribune, publ., 542.47; Dale P. Riesberg, mtg. exp., 25.00; Daniel Fullner, mental health hrg., 97.40; Danny Schlote, reimb. of gas, 20.00; Dean Wilken, mtg. exp., 31.16; Dollar General, supp., 251.40; Eakes Office Plus, paper & supp., 575.08; Elaine’s Tavern & Café, training meals, 55.39; Electronic Engineering, radio rep., 495.05; F. & M. St. Bk., ACH file, 20.00; First Nat’l Bank of Omaha, gas, meals, supp., 1,609.98; Fred Steffen, mtg. exp., 50.76; Greg Kuhlman, mtg. exp., 38.44; Holiday Inn Kearney, lodging, 343.80; Jim Kotrous, mtg. exp., 56.36; Joseph Kudera, training, 91.00; Kami Hooey, crt. rep., 120.25; Keith Nielsen, mtg. exp., 36.20; Ken Foner, mtg. exp., 51.88; Kendra Cornell, meals, 18.14; Knox Co. Sheriff, paper serv., 164.88; Madison Co. Sheriff, mental health hrg., 56.06; Marjorie Schaffer, mental health hrg., 66.80; Mike Kumm, mtg. exp., 36.20; Moody Motor Co. Inc., rep., 22.50; Nancy Schramm, crt. rep. mental health hrg., 50.00; NAPA Bloomfield, filter, 18.40; Northeast Nebr. News Co., publ., 9.88; Northeast Nebr. RC&D, 2014 dues, 2,000.00; Quill Corp., sup., 475.96; The Farner Co., utensils, 149.93; U.S. Cellular, cellphone, 130.94; Vickie McManigal, janitor cont., 3,013.27; Wintronic, battery backup, 19.00.

            ROAD FUND,  Salary, 42,713.59; Anderson Auto Group, pickup, 23,769.00; Avera Medical Group, drug test, 50.00; B’s Enterprises, bit, blades, signs, 8,570.25; Battle Creek Farmers Pride, propane, 637.50; Bernard Glover, prior serv., 20.00; Bloomfield Medical, drug test, 200.00; Bloomfield Tire & Oil, gasoline, 401.00; Bomgaars, rep, gas, sup., 1,400.34; Cedar-Knox PPD, elec., 192.30; CMart, LLC, gas, 72.30; Coll. of Int. Revenue, Soc. Sec. Co. pays, 3,199.50; County of Knox Emp. Benefit Acct., ins. Co. pays, 9,646.24; Creighton Pronto, gas, 576.85; Crofton Journal, ad, 6.30; Donald Pahl, prior serv., 25.00; First National Bank Omaha, kits, training, 519.04; Freeman Oil, LLC, diesel, 1,866.00; Health Plan Services, ins. Co. pays, 497.88; Kevin Barta, title, tire fee, filing fee, 49.00; Kimball Midwest, shop sup., 84.38; Larry Pilar, prior serv., 21.00; Lincoln National Life Ins. Co., ins. Co. pays, 32.30; Nebraska Public Power, elec., 187.47; Pahl Construction, equip. rent., 4,026.81; Pomp’s Tire Service, Inc., tires, 270.30; Retirement Plan Div. of Ameritas, retirement Co. pays, 2,858.87;  SourceGas Dist. LLC, heating fuel, 142.59; Village of Center, water, sewer, 23.00.

            LINDY NORTH BIA ROAD FUND,  Nebraska Dept. of Roads, cost share on proj., 17,693.59.

            CHILD SUPPORT FUND,  Century Link, long dist., 4.92; Quill Corp., sup., 231.89.

            ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUND,  NENEDD, RLF Admin, 330.00; UCC Division, UCC filing, 10.50.

            C AND C DEVELOPMENT FUND,  Century Link, long dist., 4.92; First National Bank Omaha, travel exp., 13.93.

            INHERITANCE FUND,  The Law Office of Jeffrey M. Doerr, PC, crt. appt. atty., 208.38.

            911 WIRELESS FUND,  Century Link, phone, 281.83.

            911 EMERGENCY FUND,  Bryan Ruhr, mtg. exp., 25.00; Century Link, phone, 230.59; Kevin Barta, mtg. exp., 25.00; Kevin Sonnichsen mtg. exp., 25.00; Pat Wintz, mtg. exp. mileage, 38.44; Paul Schoenberner, mtg. exp. mileage, 58.60.

 

          TOTALS

                                                General Fund                                                    11,926.97                                               

                                                Road Fund                                                       102,058.81

                                                Lindy North Fund                                              17,693.59

                                                Child Support Fund                                                  236.81

                                                Economic Development Fund                                  340.50

                                                C and C Development Fund                                      18.85           

                                                Inheritance Fund                                                    208.38

                                                911 Wireless Fund                                                 281.83

                                                911 Emergency Fund                                             402.63                       

                                                                                    Total                            133,168.37

 

Chairman Miller adjourned the Knox County Board of Supervisors at 3:26 p.m., February 27, 2014 until Thursday, March 13, 2014 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          

           

                                                                                                            February 27, 2014           

                                                                                                            Center, Nebraska

9:45 a.m.

 

A regular meeting of the Knox County Board of Equalization was held at Annex #2, Knox County Courthouse Square, in Center, Nebraska on the date of February 27, 2014 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 Fuchtman Dist. #7.  Absent was Supr. Schlote Dist. #6.  Chairman Swanson presiding.    Also present was Co. Assessor McManigal.

            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 Wausa Gazette 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 13, 2014 meeting were read.  Chairman Swanson approved the February 13, 2014 minutes as read.

            There was no public comment on agenda items.

            There was no public comment on non-agenda items.

            Co. Assessor McManigal updated the Board on the proposed 2014 valuations.

            Chairman Swanson adjourned the Knox County Board of Equalization at 10:05 a.m. on February 27, 2014 until 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, March 13, 2014 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, Chairman

 

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

                                                                                                            Center, Nebraska

                                                                                                            March 13, 2014

                                                                                                            9:30 a.m.

 

            A regular meeting of the Knox County Board of Supervisors was held at Annex #2, Knox County Courthouse Square, in Center, Nebraska on the date of March 13, 2014 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.

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 Niobrara Tribune 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: Chris Adelman, Hwy. Supt. Barta, Co. Assessor McManigal, David Cunningham, Zoning Admin. Doerr, Wausa Gazette Reporter Deanna Anderson, Crofton City Econ. Dev. Director Linda Wuebben, Knox Co. Econ. Dev. Director Cerny, Co. Sheriff Henery, Deputy Sheriff Clay Zimmerman, Great Plains Comm. Representative Doug Ptacnik, Co. Attorney Thomas, Emerg. Mgr. Hintz, Glenn Mannes and Ed Bottelfson.

The minutes of the February 27, 2014 meeting were read.  Chairman Miller approved the February 27, 2014 meeting minutes as read.

Correspondence reviewed was: 1. Corps of Engineers’ letter on 2014 interagency meeting to be held March 25;     2. Receipt and newsletter from Missouri Sedimentation Action Coalition; 3. NIRMA letter on the ASSIST grant received in the amount of $1,500 to be used towards the purchase of AEDs.

Motion by Supr. Swanson, 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 $339,371.19.

            #15894 – Midwest Bank, int., 768.77; #15895 – Knox Co. Attorney, Stop funds, 40.00; #15896 – Knox County Zoning, bldg. pmts., 289.00; # 15897 – Knox Co. Sheriff-BIA, BIA reimb for Jan. housing, 6,365.00; #15898 – St. of Nebr., rent, 2,205.00; #15899 – Main Street Grocery, econ. dev. pmt., 790.80;  #15900 – Midwest Bank, int., 2,495.34; #15901 – M. J. Brummer, water meter pmt., 50.00; #15902 – James J. Borgmann, filing fee for Co. Supr. Dist. #7 (Republican), 220.00; #15903 – Boyd Strope, inh. tax-Lela M Strope Est., 4,656.03; #15904 – Santee Sioux Nation dba Ohiya Casino, reimb. of liquor license publ., 11.25; #15905 – Knox County Treas., int., 699.97; #15906 – Knox County Treasurer, int., 220.34; #15907 – State of Nebraska, 2nd of 6 homestead pmts. & 911 funding, 49,272.39; #15908 – Matthew R. Fischer, filing fee for Clk. of Dist. Crt. (Republican), 550.00; # 15909 – Ward Adema, filing fee for Co. Supr. Dist. #3 (Republican), 220.00; #15910 – Kerry Kolterman, filing fee for Co. Supr. Dist. #1 (Democrat), 220.00; #15911 – NCPPD, in lieu of tax, 98,100.00; #15912 – NCPPD, ’57 in lieu of tax, 79.62; #15913 – Knox Co. Court, fines & crt. costs, 2,413.25; #15914 – NIRMA, grant for AED’s, 1,500.00; #15915 – Knox Co. Treas., postage for mailing mtr. veh. licenses, 157.60; #15916 – Leslie Yule, filing fee for Hill Twp. Bd., 10.00; #15917 – Elaine’s Tavern, econ. dev. pmt., 237.24; #15918 – Green Valley Veterinary, econ. dev. pmt., 702.70; #15919 – Knox Co. Chiropractic, econ. dev. pmt., 70.67; #15920 – Niobrara Laundry Service, econ. dev. pmt., 100.00; #15921 – Uptown Beauty, econ. dev. pmt., 345.00; #15922 – Knox Co. Sheriff, auto insp. & handgun permits, 665.00; #15923 – Knox Co. Clerk, imprest int., 8.33; #15924 – Ameritas, return of ineligible contributions, 8.87; #15925 – Knox Co. Clerk, plats, rec., misc. fees, c.c. marr. lic. & copies, 130.76; #15926 – Knox Co. Zoning, admin. plat pmts., 250.00; #15927 – Knox Co. Clerk, marr. lic., 15.00; #15928 – Blue Moon, reimb. of liquor license publ., 11.25; #15929 – Knox Co. Zoning, bldg. pmt., 20.00; #15930 – US Marshall/US Treasury, housing reimb., 472.50; #15931 – State of Nebraska, hwy. allocation, 147,185.15; #15932 – Marty O’Connor, voter list, 13.23; #15933 – Commercial St. Bank, int., 1,726.03; #15934 – Cedar Co. Treasurer, tax coll. - Crofton Fire Gen. & Sink & Wausa Fire Gen.,  5,652.34; #15935 – Midwest Bank, int., 2,763.20; #15936 – Register of Deeds, rec. & st. tax, 6,475.13; #15937 – Downtown Auto Sales, econ. dev. pmt., 923.45; #15938 – Family Variety, econ. dev. pmt., 260.98.

            Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Schlote to place on file the Co. Treasurer Return of Sale Proceedings to County Clerk of all real estate taxes sold at the public sale held March 3, 2014.  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 10:05 a.m. with all members present.

            Hwy. Supt. Barta met with the Board on the following: 1. Motion by Supr. Schlote, seconded by Supr. Sokol to accept the quotes from Husker Steel, Inc., Columbus NE for steel materials for a bridge in Valley Township in the amount of $45,813 and for materials for a precast concrete slab bridge in Lincoln Township in the amount of $47,682.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried; 2. The report of County Highway Superintendent Barta in regard to the vacation and abandonment a one-half mile portion of 877 Road (Platted Road #734) located between the SW1/4 of Section 27 and the NW1/4 of Section 34, all in T30N, R3W of the 6th P.M., in Morton Township, Knox County, Nebraska, was brought before the Board. Motion by Supervisor Mackeprang, seconded by Supervisor Fuchtman to accept the report of Knox County Highway Superintendent Barta for the vacation and abandonment of the West one-half mile portion of 877 Road (Platted Road #734) between the SW1/4 of Section 27 and the NW1/4 of Section 34, all in T30N, R3W of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska (Morton Township).  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

            Supervisor Mackeprang made a motion, seconded by Supervisor Schlote that the following Road Resolution be published in the Bloomfield Monitor Newspaper on March 20 and 27, and April 3, 2014.  Also, a copy of said Resolution be sent by certified mail to current adjoining landowners namely Loren and Kathryn Lauck. 

The date of hearing on this matter being set for April 10, 2014 at 10:15 A.M.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Absent was none.    Motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION #2014-07

 

     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 13th day of February 2014 directed the County Highway Superintendent to make a study of the use of a portion of a platted Morton Township road described as follows:

The West one-half mile portion of 877 Road (Platted Road #734) between the SW1/4 of Section 27

and the NW1/4 of Section 34, all in T30N, R3W of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska

     WHEREAS, the Highway Superintendent must conduct a study of vacating and abandoning the a one-half mile portion of 877 Road (Platted Road #734) between the SW1/4 of Section 27 and the NW1/4 of Section 34, all in T30N, R3W of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska, and

WHEREAS, on March 13, 2014, County Highway Superintendent did file his report in writing as to such roads, containing a recommendation that said portion of 877 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 10th day of April 2014 at the hour of 10:15 A.M. for the purpose of determining whether a portion of 877 Road in Morton Township, Knox County, Nebraska, be vacated and abandoned.

     Passed, approved and adopted this 13th day of March 2014.

 

ATTEST:          (Seal)                                                   COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

                                                                                     OF KNOX COUNTY, NEBRASKA

 

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

Knox County Clerk                                                                Chairman

 

3.  Cedar County is considering purchasing a Reflectometer that reads the reflectivity of signs and asked if Knox County would like to share in the cost and use of the machine.  Discussion was held on other surrounding counties sharing in the cost and use and possibly applying for an ASSIST grant as the cost of the machine is approximately $10,000;          4.  Equipment repairs; 5. Computers in the Hwy. Supt. Office will need to be replaced as the computers run on Microsoft XP and that program will not be updated or secure in the near future; 6. Purchasing a bit for Bobcat skid loader.

At 10:30 a.m., Chairman Miller opened the advertised public hearing on Conditional Use Permit Application #CU0014 to construct a repair shop specializing in diesel pickups and automotive repair on a 5.644 acre tract of land located in the S1/2NE1/4 of Section 10, T29N, R3W of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska.  The application was submitted by Dillon Cunningham of Wausa.  The Planning Commission approved the Conditional Use Permit subject to several conditions.   

Chairman Miller closed the open public hearing at 10:40 a.m.  There was no one present in opposition to the permit.  Motion by Supr. Schlote, seconded by Supr. Mackeprang to adopt Resolution #2014-08 approving the Conditional Use Permit #CU0014 submitted by Dillon Cunningham for the construction of a repair shop specializing in diesel pickups and automotive repair on a 5.644 acre tract of land located in the S1/2NE1/4 of Section 10, T29N, R3W of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION #2014-08

 

WHEREAS, Dillon Cunningham has applied for Conditional Use Permit #CU0014 to construct a repair shop specializing in diesel pickups and automotive repair on a tract of land located in the South half of the Northeast quarter of Section 10, Township 29 North, Range 3 West, of the 6th Principal Meridian, Knox County, Nebraska more particularly described as follows: 

Beginning at the East quarter corner of Section 10; thence N00o03’00”W, along the East line of the Northeast quarter, a distance of 571.27 feet; thence S89o56’59”W a distance of 40.00’ to the Point of Beginning; thence continuing S89o56’59”W a distance of 30.00 feet to the beginning of a non-tangent curve concave Southwesterly whose radius bears S65o18’39”W, a distance of 1400.00 feet; thence along said curve to the left through a central angle of 42o35’20”, an arc distance of 1040.64 feet; thence N00o16’07”W a distance of 40.00 feet to the North line of said South half; thence N89o43’53”E, along said North line, a distance of 760.80 feet to the West right of way of 544th Avenue; thence S00o03’00”E, along said West right of way a distance of 750.11 feet to the Point of Beginning.  Containing 5.644 acres more or less.

WHEREAS, the Knox County Planning Commission has given public notice and held a public hearing on February 11, 2014, 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:

3)     One business sign up to 200 square feet is allowed.

4)     Junk vehicles and parts shall not be allowed to accumulate outside the building unless screened from view of the roads.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, THAT THE DILLON CUNNINGHAM CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #CU0014 BE APPROVED.

Dated this 13th day of March, 2014.

 

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/                     

Jim Fuchtman, Dist. #7

Joann M. Fischer /s/                            

Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk

 

Zoning Admin. Doerr met with the Board on the following: 1. Motion by Supr. Fuchtman, seconded by Supr. Sokol to place on file the February Permits Report.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried; 2. Discussed preliminary flood map revisions for areas near Bloomfield and Crofton.  A meeting will be held in Bloomfield on April 3 regarding the proposed changes; 3. Update on recent Planning Commission meeting.  Discussion was held on the hearing the Planning Commission held on energy mandates and airport regulations mandated by the State, zoning class change of area east of Santee from LAR to river area, livestock friendly designation proposal, and complaint of runoff from a feed lot.

Crofton City Econ. Dev. Director Linda Wuebben met with the Board regarding the proposed purchase by the City of Crofton of the undeveloped Northside Acres which is a 20-acre tract north of Crofton.  The area would need an access road but attempts to get an access road unto Hwy 121 is not possible at this time due to adjoining landowners not giving permission so an access road is being proposed onto 891 RD.  As this road is a township road, the Board said that the City will need to contact the Eastern Township Board.

Doug Ptacnik with Great Plains Communications informed the Board that there will be a meeting on March 26 for a presentation for contractors of the importance of calling before digging as contractors have large liabilities if they dig without calling in advance.

Sheriff Henery updated the Board on tornado weather communications equipment and that he will be purchasing a programmable scanner for his office so they can hear what is happening in surrounding counties, especially regarding inclement weather.  Also the scanner will allow the Sheriff’s Office to hear communications with the State Troopers.    Sheriff Henery and the Board discussed putting in a better fuse box in the jail.

            Co. Attorney Thomas informed the Board that he is working on the resolution on the Grandview Estates/Corps matter.

            Motion by Supr. O’Connor, seconded by Supr. Schlote to deny the request by the Woodbury County, Iowa Board of Supervisors for reimbursement of an Iowa Medical Examiner’s associated costs of an autopsy of a Knox County resident and morgue use as the autopsy was not requested by the Knox County Attorney nor the Knox County Sheriff.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

            Motion by Supr. O’Connor, seconded by Supr. Sokol to cancel Check #01401461 in the amount of $4,185.00 payable to Global Med Industries LLC as they misplaced the check and a new check was issued.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

            Emergency Manager Hintz updated the Board on the FirstNet Project that is an effort to build a nationwide broadband network for first responders of many disciplines that can be used in emergencies and during day to day operations.  The Nebraska Information Technology Commission requests that each County Board provide a representative who is knowledgeable about their respective County’s current communications situation and who will be able to speak with FirstNet on behalf of the County.  Several individuals will be contacted.

There was no public comment on agenda items.

There was no public comment on non-agenda items.

            Motion by Supr. Swanson, seconded by Supr. Mackeprang 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 $378,938.64 are listed at the end of these proceedings.

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

            The Knox County Board of Supervisors reconvened at 12:47 p.m. with all members present.

            Architect Mannes and RaDec Construction owner Ed Bottelfson updated the Board on the progress of the new addition.  Concrete will be poured in the entry way, the initial painting inside is done and the ceiling grid will be installed.

            Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Fuchtman to approve Payment #7 to RaDec Construction Co., Inc. in the amount of $138,548.82 for the construction of the new Courthouse addition.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

            The Board reviewed a Contract Change Proposal #22 that would be for the installation costs of the water softener purchased from EcoWater.  The proposal also included the cost of the previously approved change of the door in the holding room on the third floor.  Motion by Supr. Fuchtman, seconded by Supr. Sokol to deny Contract Change Proposal CCP #22 rejecting the proposed cost to install the water softener.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

Zoning Admin. Doerr presented Knox County Administrative Plat Application #P0057 submitted by Kent and Mary Snowdon and Scott and Carie Weber for a boundary adjustment in Block A, Lazy River Acres subdivision. 

Supervisor Mackeprang left at 1:50 p.m.

The Board took no action due to the incomplete plat.  The matter will be addressed at the next meeting.

GENERAL FUND.  Salary 111,511.34; Adams Electric, Inc., rep. furnace, 320.40; AS Central Finance, teletype, 448.00; Bloomfield Medical Clinic, pris. med. treatment, 489.74; Bloomfield Tire & Oil LLC, gas, 70.55; Clk. of Dist. Crt., crt. costs, 227.00; Coll. of Int. Rev. &/or F & M St. Bk. Soc. Sec. Co. pays, 8,405.15; Connecting Point, equip. rep., 500.00; Consolidated Management Co., meals, 68.75; Country Market, shredder bags, 17.68; Co. of Knox Emp. Benefit Acct., ins. Co. pays, 21,791.54; Creighton News, publ., 140.40; Crofton Journal/Niobrara Tribune, bd. Proc., notices, election, notices, 387.17; Curt Mackeprang, bd. exp., 18.44; Arnold Hall, CVSOAN Treas., dues, 50.00; Derek Cunningham, bd. exp., 60.80; Donald J. Jiracek, prior service, 25.00; MSC Dollar General, supp., 144.95; Eakes Office Plus, copy cont., 34.02; EcoWater Systems, bottled water, cups & water softener, 3,965.20; Elaine’s Tavern & Café, pris. meals, 3,108.00; F & St. Bk., ACH file, 20.00; F & M Co., notary bonds, 40.00; Global Med. Ind. LLC, AEDs (defibs) 4,185.00; Great Plains Comm., phone/internet, 1,389.73; Great Plans Comm., internet conn. at tower, 81.13; Health Plan Services Inc., ins. Co. pays, 1,181.02; Jack’s Qwikshop, gas, 23.92; Janita Kube, bd. exp., 94.96; Jennifer Bollich, reimb. retirement, 3.55; JoAnn P. Knori, prior service, 20.00; Joann Fischer, reimb. postage, 102.00; Kay Morrill, bd. exp., 17.88; Key Sanitation LLC, garbage, 104.00; Knox Co. Sheriff, mlge/fees, 652.38; K/V Electric LLC, labor & materials to install auto door openers, 381.44; Name Redacted, medicare prem. reimb., 104.90; LeRoy Buchholz, bd. exp., 52.40; The Lincoln National Life Ins. Co., ins. Co. pays, 70.73; Mark D. Albin, mental health hrg., 303.75; Marvin Planning Consultants, zoning reg., 210.00; Mary Eiler, bd. exp., 38.60; Microfilm Imaging Systems, scanner rent, 46.00; Midwest Special Service Inc., EPC transfer, 164.70; MIPS, comp. prog. & antivirus prog., 690.73; N & B Gas Co., propane, 1,091.36; NACO Planning & Zoning, dues, 30.00; NAPA Bloomfield, filter & rep., 209.54; Nebr. Law Enforcement Training Center, training kits, 180.00; NECC, CPR training, 25.00; Neligh News & Leader, publ., 8.00; NCPPD, electricity, 5,490.91; Northeast NACO, reg., 240.00; Quill, supp., 713.61; R R Donnelley, gun cert., 44.40; Region 4 Behavioral Health System, qtr. bill, 4,225.50; Region IV Inc., qtr. bill, 2,521.50; Reserve Acct., meter postage, 3,000.00; Retirement Plans Div. of Ameritas, retirement Co. pays, 7,494.10; Ruth Vonderohe, travel exp., 161.64; SD/NE PLS Committee, purple loosestrife beetles, 500.00; Shaffer’s Mini Mart, gas, 50.50; Steven Banks, reimb. cert. manuals, 88.93; Tammy Henery, snow/ice serv. cont., 721.00; Telebeep, pagers, 51.33; The Farner Co. Inc., utensils, 198.37; The Monitor, publ., 768.03; U.S. Cellular, cellphone, 86.18; U.S. Cellular, cellphone, 126.00; The Verdigre Eagle, notices & printing, 982.95; Name Redacted, medicare prem. reimb., 339.80; Wausa Gazette, publ. & subs., 393.90; Western Office Tech, typewriter rep., 65.00.

            ROAD FUND.  Backus Sand & Gravel, gravel & haul, 676.02; Bauer Built Inc., tire rep., 150.00; Bloomfield Tire & Auto, gas, 271.83; Carhart Lumber Co., shop supp., 72.06; CHS Wausa, gas/diesel, 2,266.07; City of Bloomfield, water, 17.50; City of Creighton, water, garbage, & sewer, 114.30; CRA Pmt. Center, rep., 65.19; Eakes Office Plus, copier charge, 120.48; Farmers Pride, diesel, 746.97; Great Plains Comm., phone/internet, 460.36; Grossenberg Impl., rep. & shop supp., 246.88; Hefner True Value, bldg. rep., 79.98; Herbert Feed & Grain Co., diesel, 2,291.25; Husker Steel, beam/guard rail ends, 3,942.00; J & K Auto, diag. ck., 10.00; Jack’s Qwikshop, gas, 267.15; Name Redacted, medicare prem. reimb., 249.86; Jason Wessendorf, computer rep., 71.00; Jedlicka’s Hardware Hank, shop supp., 137.91; Kayton Int’l. Inc., rep., 12,653.60; Key Sanitation LLC, garbage, 116.00; M.D. Products Inc., rep., 153.43; NAPA Bloomfield, rep. & shop supp., 1,762.11; N & B Gas Co., htg. fuel, furnace rep. & labor, 923.70; NPPD, electricity, 91.87; NCPPD, electricity, 485.78; O’Neill Electric Mtr. Serv., labor/rep., 200.00; Peitz GMC Services Inc., rep., 155.16; Peters Hardware, shop supp., 61.41; PowerPlan, rep., 200.55; R & K Motor Parts, rep. & shop supp., 695.48; Trustworthy Hardware, shop supp., 10.69; U.S. Cellular, cellphone, 349.90; Verdigre Farm Serv., gas/diesel & shop supp., 3,732.53; Vic’s Service LLC, gas, 428.02; Village of Niobrara, water & sewer, 35.31; Village of Verdigre, water, sewer & garbage, 72.15; Weldon Parts Inc., rep., 308.58; West Hodson Lumber Co., rep. & shop tools, 139.39; West Hodson Lumber Co., shop tools, 13.99. 

CHILD SUPPORT FUND.  Des Moines Stamp, supp., 14.50; Great Plains Comm., phone/internet, 42.85.

            ROD PRES/MOD FUND.  MIPS, comp. prog., 123.25.

            ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUND.  Salary 150.00; Coll. of Int. Rev./F & M St. Bk., Soc. Sec. Co. pays, 11.48; Retirement Plans Div. of Ameritas, retirement Co. pays, 10.13.

C & C DEVELOPMENT FUND.  Salary 3,300.00; Coll. of Int. Rev./F & M St. Bk., Soc. Sec. Co. pays, 252.45; Co. of Knox Emp. Benefit Acct., ins. Co. pays, 602.89; Great Plains Comm., phone/internet, 42.87; Health Plan Service Inc.,                                                                                                                                                                                    ins. Co. pays, 27.66; The Lincoln Nat’l Life Ins. Co., ins. Co. pays, 1.83; Jason Wessendorf, computer rep., 95.00; Matt Cerny, mlge./travel, 120.00; Retirement Plans Div. of Ameritas, retirement Co. pays, 222.75; South Central Econ. Dev. Dist., training, 25.00; U.S. Cellular, cellphone, 63.36.

            INHERITANCE FUND.  Mannes Architect, architectural services, 5,751.42; RaDec Const. Co. Inc., pmt. 7 Courthouse Addition, 138,548.82; Rodney W. Smith, public def. cont., 2,083.33.

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

            911 EMERGENCY FUND.  CenturyLink, phone, 2.96; Great Plains Comm., phone, 471.13; Three River Telco, phone, 99.63.

 

                                                                                    TOTALS

                                                General Fund                                                    191,570.50

                                                Road Fund                                                           34,846.46

                                                Child Support Fund                                                     57.35                                                 

                                                ROD Pres/Mod Fund                                                 123.25

                                                Economic Development Fund                                    171.61

                                                C & C Development Fund                                       4,753.81

                                                Inheritance Fund                                               146,383.57

                                                911 Wireless Service Fund                                        458.37

                                                911 Emergency Fund                                                 573.72

                                                                                    TOTALS                       $378,938.64

 

Chairman Miller adjourned the Knox County Board of Supervisors at 2:00 p.m., March 13, 2014 until Thursday, March 27, 2014 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 13, 2014

                                                                                                            Center, Nebraska

9:50 a.m.

 

A regular meeting of the Knox County Board of Equalization was held at Annex #2, Knox County Courthouse Square in Center, Nebraska on the date of March 13, 2014 at 9:50 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 Swanson presiding.    Also present was Co. Assessor McManigal.

            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 Niobrara Tribune 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 27, 2014 meeting were read.  Chairman Swanson approved the February 27, 2014 minutes as read with the correction that Chairman Swanson adjourned the meeting.    

            There was no public comment on agenda items.

            There was no public comment on non-agenda items.

            Motion by Supr. Miller, seconded by Supr. Mackeprang to approve Tax Claim #7783 and hereby direct the County Assessor to make the proper adjustments to the tax roll.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.         

            Co. Assessor McManigal updated the Board on the 2014 valuation roster and ag land values. 

            Chairman Swanson adjourned the Knox County Board of Equalization at 10:05 a.m. on March 13, 2014 until 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, March 27, 2014 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, Chairman

 

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

                                                                                                            Center, Nebraska

                                                                                                            March 27, 2014

                                                                                                            9:30 a.m.

 

            A regular meeting of the Knox County Board of Supervisors was held at Annex #2, Knox County Courthouse Square in Center, Nebraska on the date of March 27, 2014 at 9:30 a.m.  Present were Supervisors O’Connor Dist. #1, Swanson Dist. #2, Miller Dist. #3, Mackeprang Dist. #5, Schlote Dist. #6 and Fuchtman Dist. #7.  Absent was Supr. Sokol, Jr. Dist. #4. 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 meeting area.

            Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the Wausa Gazette 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, Wausa Gazette Reporter Deanna Anderson, Co. Attorney Thomas, Tammy Henery, Emergency Mgr. Hintz, Co. Sheriff Henery and Dan Vakoc.

Correspondence reviewed was: 1. Three documents regarding the Ponca Tribe property in Bloomfield;                     2. Informational packet from Nebraska Tourism Commission regarding recent passing of LB 215.

The minutes of the March 13, 2014 meeting were read.  Chairman Miller approved the March 13, 2014 meeting minutes as read with the correction that the adjoining landowners for the proposed vacation/abandonment of the west one-half mile portion of 887 Road (Platted Road #734) between Sections 27 and 34 are Loren and Kathryn Lauck.

Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Fuchtman that the receipts be accepted and placed on file, by roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #2, #3, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #4.  Motion carried. Receipts totaled $254,308.63.

#15939 – Knox County Zoning, bldg, pmt., 20.00; #15940 – Frontier Communications, 911 surcharge, 5.94;    #15941 – Name Redacted, Cobra pmt., 54.62; #15942 – Name Redacted, Cobra pmt., 27.66; #15943 – Ryan Arnold, marr. lic., 15.00; #15944 – Knox County Zoning, bldg. permit, 60.00; #15945 – Village of Winnetoon, machine hire, 110.00;   #15946 – Tammy Henery, two bottles water for Annex #2, 10.00; #15947 – Knox County Sheriff, finger print fees, 45.00; #15948 – Sherman Street Apts., econ. dev. loan pmt., 443.81; #15949 – Trustworthy Hardware, econ. dev. loan pmt., 665.72;    #15950 – Pronto, econ. dev. loan pmt., 706.70; #15951 – Pierce County Treasurer, Pierce Co. tax coll.-Sch. Dist. 13 Gen, Bldg. & Cap, 144.41; #15952 – Clerk of District Court, filing fees, copies, fines & passport fees, 1,480.38; #15953 – Village of Center, machine hire, 275.00; #15954 – Knox County Zoning, adm. plat, 50.00; #15955 – Ward Adema, list of reg. voters, 4.06; #15956 – Steffen Service Station, econ. dev. loan pmt., 2,500.00; #15957 – Vonage, 911 surcharge, 10.00; #15958 – United States Treasury, reimb. of gas tax, 3,069.71; #15959 – State of Nebraska, lodging tax, 1,389.23; #15960 – Joel Schreier, PR., inh tax-William Schreier Est., 10,612.05; #15961 – James Borgmann, list of reg. voters, 7.07; #15962 – Marlin Kumm, filing fee, 10.00; #15963 – Robert Ganz, list of reg. voters, 9.88; #15964 – St. of Nebr., Federal funds Purchase Prog., 232,483.40; #15965 – Knox Co. Atty., STOP funds, 80.00; #15966 – Kelly Marshall, voter reg. list, 4.37; #15967 – Platte County, reimb. for accommodations of Emg. Mgr., 52.99; #15968 – Bazile Creek Power Sports, econ. dev. loan pmt., 1,000.00; #15969 – Main Street Grocery, econ. dev. loan pmt., 790.80; #15970 - TC Complete, econ. dev. loan pmt., 362.73; #15971 – Terry Stoural, voter reg. list, 14.62.

            Chairman Miller moves the Board recess at 9:48 a.m. for Board of Equalization.

            The Knox County Board of Supervisors reconvened at 10:05 a.m. with all members present except Supr. Sokol, Jr., District #4.

            Hwy. Supt. Barta met with the Board on the following: 1. Bridge projects.  Updates on the Bloomfield west bridge;  BIA funds may soon arrive to begin the process of replacing the “Ray Stark” bridge in Harrison Township; and the preliminary design and NEPA work on the “Bob Liska” bridge north of Verdigre will cost approximately $149,000; 2. Bridge crew update; 3. Oil crew update; 4. Received first Federal Buy Back funds; 5. Discussed purchasing a belly dump trailer and a tractor.

            Co. Attorney Thomas updated the Board on erosion of the road leading into Grandview Estates.  Suggestion was made that an alternate road be constructed into the area because two routes into the subdivision would be beneficial if there were to be an emergency such as a range fire.

            Motion by Supr O’Connor, seconded by Supr. Swanson to adopt Resolution #2014-09 insisting that the Corps of Engineers act in the summer of 2014 to stabilize the bank and protect the only public access road to Grandview Estates.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #2, #3, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #4.  Motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION #2014-09

 

TO:                  United States of America Corps of Engineers

FROM:             Knox County, Nebraska, Board of Supervisors

RE:                  Lewis and Clark Lake, Eroding Road at Grandview Estates

 

            Grandview Estates is a residential community on the South shore of Lewis and Clark Lake, in Knox County, Nebraska.

            Grandview Estates contains 18 homes and 19 unimproved lots.  These homes and lots have an assessed value of $3,650,880.

            Grandview Estates has only one road in and out.  This road is being threatened by erosion caused by wave action on the Lewis and Clark Lake.

            The United States Corps of Engineers has responsibility for Lewis and Clark Lake and its banks. The Corps has had a bank stabilization project in its budget for years, but has failed to act in this area.  No one else has the authority or ability to halt the erosion and save the road. 

            Therefore the Knox County, Nebraska, Board of Supervisors resolves to insist the United States Corps of Engineers act in the summer of 2014 to stabilize the bank and protect the only public access road to Grandview Estates.

 

COUNTY OF KNOX

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

 

Absent                                                              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 Attorney Thomas and the Board discussed like-kind exchanges between attorneys for County Attorney/Special County Attorney services.  Also discussed was whether the Board can set the fee that a Special County Attorney can charge to represent Knox County in case County Attorney Thomas is unable to due to conflict of interest.  No action was taken.

            Tammy Henery met with the Board to discuss renewal of the lawn service contract.  Mrs. Henery requested no increase in the lawn service fee which is $721 a month plus $30 per month for lawn service around the garage/storage building and $10 a month to maintain the flower bed in front of the Courthouse for a period beginning April 1 and ending October 31, 2014.  As the flower bed will need initial cleaning, Mrs. Henery did request a one-time amount of $50 plus the area will need more bark.  Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Schlote to approve a renewal of the lawn service contract with Tammy Henery for the period of April 1 through October 31, 2014 with the rate to be $721 per month for lawn service on the Courthouse Square, $30 per month for the area around the garage/storage building, $10 a month for maintaining the flower bed in front of the Courthouse and a one-time amount of $50 to initially clean the flower bed.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #2, #3, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #4.  Motion carried.

            Motion by Supr. Fuchtman, seconded by Supr. O’Connor to place on file a letter from Dennis A. Vodicka for bridge design and bridge inspection.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #2, #3, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #4.  Motion carried.

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

            Motion by Supr. Schlote, seconded by Supr. Fuchtman to approve the Administrative Plat Boundary adjustment for Kent and Mary Snowdon and Carie and Scott Weber for a tract of land situated in part of Lots 2, 3, and 9 in Block A, Lazy River Acres.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #3, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Abstain District #2.  Absent was District #4.  Motion carried.

            Motion by Supr. Swanson, seconded by Supr. Schlote to place on file the February 11, 2014 Planning Commission meeting minutes.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #2, #3, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #4.  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 Districts #1, #2, #3, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #4.  Motion carried.  Claims totaling $91,474.88 are listed at the end of these proceedings.

            There was no public comment on agenda items.

            Public comment on non-agenda items was given by Supr. Fuchtman who informed the Board that US Cellular may pay for part of the proposed cellphone booster to the Courthouse area.

            Public comment on non-agenda items was given by Supr. Swanson who gave an update of a recent interagency meeting with the Corps of Engineers. 

            Emergency Manager Hintz informed the Board that Bryan Ruhr of Bloomfield has agreed to represent Knox County for FirstNet.  Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Schlote to appoint Bryan Ruhr as the Knox County representative to FirstNet.  By roll call vote. Ayes Districts #1, #2, #3, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #4.  Motion carried.

            Motion by Supr. O’Connor, seconded by Supr. Fuchtman to go into executive session at 11:28 a.m. for an annual job evaluation of Emergency Manager Hintz.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #2, #3, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #4.  Motion carried.  Chairman Miller reiterated that the executive session will be held for an annual job evaluation of Emergency Manager Hintz.  The Board came out of executive session at 11:47 a.m.  Chairman Miller stated that the executive session was held solely on a job evaluation.

            County Sheriff Henery discussed with the Board the programmable scanner his is purchasing for the Sheriff’s Office.

            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 except Supr. Sokol, Jr., District #4.

            The advertised bid opening for gravel bids was held at 1:00 p.m.  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., $10.00; Union Twp., $9.00; Don McElhose Construction, Verdigre NE - Gravel per yard/delivered price:  ALL SPECIALTY PRODUCT – CLAY/ROCK - Bohemia Twp., $10.50; Jefferson Twp., $10.50; Niobrara Twp., $12.75; East Raymond Twp., $12.75; West Raymond Twp., $12.75; Sparta Twp., $11.75; Verdigre Twp., $11.75; Walnut Grove Twp., $11.75, Washington Twp., $11.75; Western Twp., $12.25. Backus Sand & Gravel, McLean NE - County haul gravel (pit price/per yard), State Spec (Class A) $12.00, Bank Run $6.00, Armor Coat $12.00; Gravel per yard/delivered price – ALL STATE SPEC (CLASS A) – Addison Twp., $16.50; Central Twp., $15.50; Cleveland Twp., $15.50; Columbia Twp., $15.75; Creighton Twp., $15.50; Dolphin Twp., $16.00; Dowling Twp., $16.25; Eastern Twp., $17.75; Frankfort Twp., $18.00; Harrison Twp., $15.00; Herrick Twp., $18.00; Hill Twp., $16.25; Lincoln Twp., $16.00; Miller Twp., $17.00; Morton Twp., $16.25; Niobrara Twp., $16.75; Peoria Twp., $16.00; Spade Twp., $14.00; Sparta Twp., $15.00; Union Twp., $15.25; Valley Twp., $15.00; Verdigre Twp., $15.50. Mitteis Gravel, Orchard NECounty haul gravel (pit price/per yard), State Spec (Class A) $8.25, Bank Run $5.00, Armor Coat $8.25; Gravel per yard/delivered price: Logan Twp., State Spec. (Class A) $11.50, Bank Run $8.25; Miller Twp., State Spec. (Class A) $12.75, Bank Run $9.50; Walnut Grove Twp., State Spec (Class A) $11.50, Bank Run $8.25.  Gary Backhaus Gravel, LLC, Hartington NE – County haul gravel (pit price/per yard), State Spec (Class A) $13.50; Gravel per yard/delivered price – ALL STATE SPEC (CLASS A) – Dowling Twp., $22.00; Eastern Twp., $22.00; Morton Twp., $22.00; Union Twp., $23.00. West-Hodson Lumber & Concrete, Osmond NE – County haul gravel (pit price/per yard), State Spec (Class A) $10.00.  Willow Creek Sand & Gravel, Orchard NECounty haul gravel (pit price/per yard), State Spec (Class A) $10.00, Armor Coat $10.50.  Vakoc Construction, Verdigre NECounty haul gravel (pit price/per yard), State Spec (Class A) $10.00, Bank Run $7.00, Armor Coat $10.00; Gravel per yard/delivered price – Bohemia Twp., State Spec (Class A) $11.00, Bank Run $10.00; Central Twp., State Spec (Class A) $16.00, Bank Run 15.00; Cleveland Twp., State Spec (Class A) $17.00, Bank Run $16.00; Creighton Twp., State Spec (Class A) $13.50, Bank Run $12.50; Harrison Twp., State Spec (Class A) $17.00, Bank Run $16.00; Hill Twp., State Spec (Class A) 19.00; Bank Run 18.00; Jefferson Twp., State Spec (Class A) $11.00, Bank Run $10.00; Logan Twp., State Spec (Class A) $13.00, Bank Run $12.00; Miller Twp., State Spec (Class A) $14.00, Bank Run $13.00; Morton Twp., State Spec (Class A) $18.00, Bank Run $17.00; Niobrara Twp., State Spec (Class A) $14.00, Bank Run $13.00; East Raymond Twp., State Spec (Class A) $13.00, Bank Run $12.00; West Raymond Twp., State Spec (Class A) $14.00, Bank Run $13.00; Spade Twp., State Spec (Class A) $12.50, Bank Run $11.50; Sparta Twp., State Spec (Class A) $13.00, Bank Run $12.00; Union Twp., State Spec (Class A) $13.25, Bank Run $12.25; Valley Twp., State Spec (Class A) $13.00, Bank Run $12.00; Verdigre Twp., State Spec (Class A) $13.00, Bank Run $12.00; Walnut Grove Twp., State Spec (Class A) $13.00, Bank Run $12.00; Washington Twp., State Spec (Class A) $12.50, Bank Run $11.50; Western Twp., State Spec (Class A) $13.00, Bank Run $12.00.   Sinclair Sand & Gravel, Inc., Spencer NE - County haul gravel (pit price/per yard), Specialty Product, 1-inch crushed, $9.75, 1.5-inch conveyor screened, $10.75, 1.5-inch bar screened gravel, $8.25; ALL SPECIALTY PRODUCT – East Raymond Twp., crushed, $16.75; West Raymond Twp., crushed, $14.50; Western Twp., crushed, $16.50.

After a discussion, motion by Supr. Swanson, seconded by Supr. O’Connor to accept all submitted gravel bids for a three-month period ending June 30, 2014 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 #1, #2, #3, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent District #4.  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., $10.00; Union Twp., $9.00; Don McElhose Construction, Verdigre NE - Gravel per yard/delivered price:  ALL SPECIALTY PRODUCT – CLAY/ROCK - Bohemia Twp., $10.50; Jefferson Twp., $10.50; Niobrara Twp., $12.75; East Raymond Twp., $12.75; West Raymond Twp., $12.75; Sparta Twp., $11.75; Verdigre Twp., $11.75; Walnut Grove Twp., $11.75, Washington Twp., $11.75; Western Twp., $12.25. Backus Sand & Gravel, McLean NE - County haul gravel (pit price/per yard), State Spec (Class A) $12.00, Bank Run $6.00, Armor Coat $12.00; Gravel per yard/delivered price – ALL STATE SPEC (CLASS A) – Addison Twp., $16.50; Central Twp., $15.50; Cleveland Twp., $15.50; Columbia Twp., $15.75; Creighton Twp., $15.50; Dolphin Twp., $16.00; Dowling Twp., $16.25; Eastern Twp., $17.75; Frankfort Twp., $18.00; Harrison Twp., $15.00; Herrick Twp., $18.00; Hill Twp., $16.25; Lincoln Twp., $16.00; Miller Twp., $17.00; Morton Twp., $16.25; Niobrara Twp., $16.75; Peoria Twp., $16.00; Spade Twp., $14.00; Sparta Twp., $15.00; Union Twp., $15.25; Valley Twp., $15.00; Verdigre Twp., $15.50. Mitteis Gravel, Orchard NECounty haul gravel (pit price/per yard), State Spec (Class A) $8.25, Bank Run $5.00, Armor Coat $8.25; Gravel per yard/delivered price: Logan Twp., State Spec. (Class A) $11.50, Bank Run $8.25; Miller Twp., State Spec. (Class A) $12.75, Bank Run $9.50; Walnut Grove Twp., State Spec (Class A) $11.50, Bank Run $8.25.  Gary Backhaus Gravel, LLC, Hartington NE – County haul gravel (pit price/per yard), State Spec (Class A) $13.50; Gravel per yard/delivered price – ALL STATE SPEC (CLASS A) – Dowling Twp., $22.00; Eastern Twp., $22.00; Morton Twp., $22.00; Union Twp., $23.00. West-Hodson Lumber & Concrete, Osmond NE – County haul gravel (pit price/per yard), State Spec (Class A) $10.00.  Willow Creek Sand & Gravel, Orchard NECounty haul gravel (pit price/per yard), State Spec (Class A) $10.00, Armor Coat $10.50.  Vakoc Construction, Verdigre NECounty haul gravel (pit price/per yard), State Spec (Class A) $10.00, Bank Run $7.00, Armor Coat $10.00; Gravel per yard/delivered price – Bohemia Twp., State Spec (Class A) $11.00, Bank Run $10.00; Central Twp., State Spec (Class A) $16.00, Bank Run 15.00; Cleveland Twp., State Spec (Class A) $17.00, Bank Run $16.00; Creighton Twp., State Spec (Class A) $13.50, Bank Run $12.50; Harrison Twp., State Spec (Class A) $17.00, Bank Run $16.00; Hill Twp., State Spec (Class A) 19.00; Bank Run 18.00; Jefferson Twp., State Spec (Class A) $11.00, Bank Run $10.00; Logan Twp., State Spec (Class A) $13.00, Bank Run $12.00; Miller Twp., State Spec (Class A) $14.00, Bank Run $13.00; Morton Twp., State Spec (Class A) $18.00, Bank Run $17.00; Niobrara Twp., State Spec (Class A) $14.00, Bank Run $13.00; East Raymond Twp., State Spec (Class A) $13.00, Bank Run $12.00; West Raymond Twp., State Spec (Class A) $14.00, Bank Run $13.00; Spade Twp., State Spec (Class A) $12.50, Bank Run $11.50; Sparta Twp., State Spec (Class A) $13.00, Bank Run $12.00; Union Twp., State Spec (Class A) $13.25, Bank Run $12.25; Valley Twp., State Spec (Class A) $13.00, Bank Run $12.00; Verdigre Twp., State Spec (Class A) $13.00, Bank Run $12.00; Walnut Grove Twp., State Spec (Class A) $13.00, Bank Run $12.00; Washington Twp., State Spec (Class A) $12.50, Bank Run $11.50; Western Twp., State Spec (Class A) $13.00, Bank Run $12.00.  Sinclair Sand & Gravel, Inc., Spencer NE - County haul gravel (pit price/per yard), Specialty Product, 1-inch crushed, $9.75, 1.5-inch conveyor screened, $10.75, 1.5-inch bar screened gravel, $8.25; ALL SPECIALTY PRODUCT – East Raymond Twp., crushed, $16.75; West Raymond Twp., crushed, $14.50; Western Twp., crushed, $16.50.

GENERAL FUND.  AS Central Service, AS 400 use, 38.00; Bloomfield Tire & Oil LLC, gas, 61.38; Bomgaars, diesel sup., 38.97; Century Link, long distance, 76.49; Consolidated Management Co., meals, 180.75;Creighton News, sub., 39.00; Crofton Journal/Niobrara Tribune, sub., 46.00; Dale P. Riesberg, mtg. exp., 25.00; Dean Wilken, mtg. exp., 31.16; Derrick Barr, mtg. exp., 25.00; First National Bank Omaha, gas, meals, training, 1,960.30; Fred Steffen, mtg. exp., 50.76; Greg Kuhlman, mtg. exp., 38.44; Jack’s Uniforms & Equipment, tasers & equip., 6,763.35; Jim Kotrous, mtg., exp., 56.36; John Broders, mtg. exp., 75.85; Keith Nielsen, mtg., exp., 36.20; Kelly Kumm, mtg. exp., 27.26; Ken Fone., mtg. exp., 51.88; Knox Co. Register of Deeds, recording, 20.00; Knox Co. Sheriff, transport pris., 248.44; Liz Doerr, mileage, postage, equip. repair & mtg. exp., 280.40; Mike Kumm, mtg. exp., 72.50; NE Health & Human Services, inst. bill, 30.00; Northeast NE Juvenile Services, hold. juv., 1,338.75; Jay Pease Heating & Plumbing, labor & valve, 64.00; Quill Corp., office sup., 228.80; Repco Marketing, Inc., PBT sol., 40.50; Robert Ganz, mtg. exp., 51.88; Tom Pavlik, mtg. exp., 115.40; Ulmer Farm Service, fencing sup., 426.00; Verdigre Eagle, sub., 30.00; Vickie McManigal, janitorial cont., 3,013.27; Village of Center, water, sewer & garb., 1,220.00; Wausa Gazette, sub., 27.00.

            ROAD FUND.  Salary, 44,619.69; Battle Creek Farmers Pride, propane, 584.50; Bernard Glover, prior serv., 20.00; Bloomfield Tire & Oil LLC, gas/diesel, 518.29; Bomgaars Supply Inc., shop sup., tools & gas, 593.86; Brian Sandoz, meals, 37.49; Cedar-Knox PPD, elec., 163.61; CMart LLC, gas, 134.28; Coll. of Int. Revenue, Soc. Sec. Co. pays, 3,345.38; County of Knox Emp. Benefit Acct., ins. Co. pays, 9,646.24; Dennis Schumacher, CDL lic., 57.50; Don Pahl, prior serv., 25.00; Eugene J. Wolfe, Jr., prior serv., 12.00; First National Bank, sup. & fees, 159.32; HealthPlan Services, Inc., ins. Co.  pays, 497.88; Herbert Feed & Grain, diesel, 1,762.50; Husker Steel, washers/reflectors, 550.00; Kimball Midwest, shop sup., 104.87; Larry Pilar, prior serv., 21.00; LCL Truck Equip. Inc., repairs, 864.57; Lincoln National Life Ins. Co., ins. Co. pays, 32.30; Nebraska Public Power Dist., elec., 194.04; Praxair Dist. Inc., shop sup., 254.71; Retirement Plan Div. of Ameritas, retirement Co. pays, 2,987.53; SourceGas Dist. LLC, heating fuel, 328.95; Village of Center, water & sewer, 26.00.

            LINDY NORTH BIA ROAD PROJECT FUND.  Mainelli-Wagner & Assoc., engineering ser., 1,957.58.

            CHILD SUPPORT FUND.  Century Link, long dist., 4.50.

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

            C & C DEVELOPMENT FUND.  Century Link, long dist., 4.50; First National Bank Omaha, book, meals, lodging & gas, 194.52.

            INHERITANCE FUND.   The Law Office of Jeffrey M. Doerr, P.C., attorney fees, 2,612.67; Verlyn Luebbe, attorney fees, 1,542.10.

            911 WIRELESS SERVICE FUND.  Century Link, phone, 281.83.

            911 EMERGENCY FUND.  Century Link, phone, 230.59; First National Bank Omaha, gas, 25.99.

                                               

                                                                        TOTALS

                                    General Fund                                                    16,829.09

                                    Road Fund                                                         67,541.51

                                    Lindy North BIA Road Project Fund                      1,957.58

                                    Child Support Fund                                                    4.50

                                    County Insurance Fund                                          250.00

                                    C & C Development Fund                                       199.02

                                    Inheritance Fund                                                 4,154.77

                                    911 Wireless Service Fund                                     281.83

                                    911 Emergency Fund                                             256.58

                                                                        Total                            91,474.88

                                               

Chairman Miller adjourned the Knox County Board of Supervisors at 1:38 p.m., March 27, 2014 until Thursday, April 10, 2014 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 27, 2014

                                                                                                            Center, Nebraska

9:48 a.m.

 

A regular meeting of the Knox County Board of Equalization was held at Annex #2, Knox County Courthouse Square, in Center, Nebraska on the date of March 27, 2014 at 9:48 a.m.  Present were Supervisors O’Connor Dist. #1, Swanson Dist. #2, Miller Dist. #3, Mackeprang Dist. #5, Schlote Dist #6 and Fuchtman Dist. #7.  Absent was Supr. Sokol, Jr. Dist. #4.  Chairman Swanson presiding.    Also present was Co. Assessor McManigal.

            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 Wausa Gazette 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 13, 2014 meeting were read.  Chairman Swanson approved the March 13, 2014 minutes as read with the correction that the meeting began at 9:50 a.m. and was adjourned on March 13, 2014.

            There was no public comment on agenda items.

            There was no public comment on non-agenda items.

            Co. Assessor McManigal and the Board reviewed the 2014 and Prior Ag Lands Value report.

            Chairman Swanson adjourned the Knox County Board of Equalization at 10:05 a.m. on March 27, 2014 until 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, April 10, 2014 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, Chairman

 

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

                                                                                                            Center, Nebraska

                                                                                                            April 10, 2014

                                                                                                            9:30 a.m.

 

            A regular meeting of the Knox County Board of Supervisors was held at Annex #2, Knox County Courthouse Square, in Center, Nebraska on the date of April 10, 2014 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 Niobrara Tribune 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: Zoning Admin. Doerr, Sheriff Henery, Glenn Mannes, Ed Bottelfson, Heath Opfer, Wausa Gazette Reporter Deanna Anderson, Co. Assessor McManigal, Angie O’Connor, Deputy Assessor Beckmann, Co. Treasurer Stark, Hwy. Supt. Barta, Econ. Dev. Dir. Cerny, Shane Greckel, Loren and Kathryn Lauck, Clarice Gansebom, and a large number of people present for the Zoning hearing.

The minutes of the March 27, 2014 meeting were read.  Chairman Miller approved the March 27, 2014 meeting minutes as read with the correction that Supr. Swanson abstained on the vote for the Snowdon/Weber Administrative Plat and that Supr. Sokol was absent from the claims motion.

Correspondence reviewed was: 1. Notice of Annual Meeting of the Missouri River Bank Stabilization Association;   2. Notice of Confirmation and Occurrence on Edison Mission Energy bankruptcy; 3. Copy of letter from Co. Attorney on Ponca Tribe appeal.

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

Discussion was held on an upcoming NACO Health Informational meeting that will be held in Norfolk on May 7.  Supr. Fuchtman informed the Board that the meeting will be on health insurance in general.  Several Board members and possibly insurance agent Jeff Hammer will attend the meeting.

Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. O’Connor to place on file the Co. Sheriff’s Quarterly Report of Fees Collected between January 1 and March 31, 2014.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

The Board took no action on the water issue that was listed on the agenda as being in Walker’s Valley View, however, the issue was located in Hideaway Acres.

Supr. O’Connor left the meeting at 9:44 a.m.

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. O’Connor Dist. #1.

Hwy. Supt. Barta met with the Board on the following: 1. Bridge crew update; 2. Discussed purchasing a belly dump gravel trailer and truck tractor; 3. Oil bids will be opened at 1:00 p.m.; 4. New computers are needed in the Hwy. Supt. Office; 5. Discussed the purchased retriever; 6. Equipment repairs; 7. The Federal Aid Bridge project west of Bloomfield is completed.

Chairman Miller opened the advertised public hearing at 10:13 a.m. for the vacation/abandonment of the West one-half portion of 877 RD (Platted Road #734) between the SW1/4 of Section 27 and the NW1/4 of Section 34, all in T30N, R3W of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska.  Clarice Gansebom expressed her concern on the vacation.  Loren and Kathryn Lauck who own the land on both sides of the proposed vacation portion of 877 RD were present and expressed their desire to have the road vacated and abandoned. 

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 Permits Report.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #1.  Motion carried; 2. Motion by Supr. Sokol, seconded by Supr. Schlote to approve James and Pamela Sorrel’s Administrative Plat Application on a 7.07 acre tract in the SE1/4 of Section 14, T33N, R3W 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.; 3.  Update on the Hazard Mitigation grant process.  The County can now resubmit the application under a different plan and there is a good chance of it being approved.

Chairman Miller opened the advertised public hearing on amendments to the Comprehensive Plans, Zoning Regulations and Zoning maps.  A large group of Knox County citizens were present. Shane Greckel representing the Knox County Farm Bureau expressed the Bureau’s support of the “livestock friendly” designation for Knox County and the proposed amendments.  A list of business owners in Knox County was presented where the businesses were in favor of relaxing the livestock setbacks and promoting more livestock feeding in this County.  The amendments also included changes to the energy element, corrected typographical errors in the original regulation and changed classification of the residential area east of Santee.  Discussion ensued on setbacks to a non-form dwelling and churches. 

Chairman Miller closed the open public hearing at 10:43 a.m.  Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Schlote to adopt Resolution #2014-10 amending the Comprehensive Plan, the Zoning Regulations, and the Zoning Maps.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #1.  Motion carried.  Due to the length of the Resolution, the original Resolution #2014-10 is filed in the Knox County Board of Supervisors’ Minutes Record Book No. 18 between pages 240 and 241.

            Tom Kotrous informed the Board that FEMA approved his grant application for the home elevation project of his home that was destroyed in the 2011 flooding in the Lazy River Acres area.  FEMA will release funds to the State in the amount of $35,754 and Mr. Kotrous will have to pay a 25% match of $11,918.  Motion by Supr. Swanson, seconded by Supr. Fuchtman to authorize Chairman Miller to sign the Grant Agreement between Knox County and the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency for Grant Agreement #4014-Home Elevation Project of Tom Kotrous.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #1.  Motion carried.

            Glenn Mannes and Ed Bottelfson updated the Board on the Courthouse Addition progress.  The elevator is installed and will be inspected.  Flooring, painting, hanging doors and testing the propane heat are being done.

            Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Sokol to approve Payment #8 to RaDec Construction Co. Inc, in the amount of $91,799.34 for the Courthouse Elevator Addition.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #1.  Motion carried.

            Chairman Miller closed the Public Hearing at 11:15 A.M. for vacation and abandonment of the following portion of 877 Road (Platted Road #734) located in Morton Township, Knox County, Nebraska described as follows: A one-half mile portion of 877 Road (Platted Road #743) located between the SW1/4 of Section 27 and the NW1/4 of Section 34, T30N, R3W of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska.  Also present were Loren and Kathryn Lauck and Clarice Gansebom.  It was then moved by Supervisor Mackeprang, seconded by Supervisor Sokol 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 Supervisor Mackeprang, seconded by Supervisor Sokol to adopt Resolution #2014-11 to vacate and abandon a portion of 877 Road (Platted Road #743) in Morton 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 #2014 - 11

 

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 877 Road (Platted Road #743) located in Morton Township, Knox County, Nebraska described as follows:

A one-half mile portion of 877 Road (Platted Road #743) located between the

SW1/4 of Section 27 and the NW1/4 of Section 34, T30N, R3W 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 Morton Township in Knox County, by certified mail, filing her receipts therefore as part of this record.

 

Passed and approved this 10th day of April 2014.

 

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. Swanson, seconded by Supr. Fuchtman that all claims, except Claim #2070 in the Road Fund, audited and approved for payment by the Claims Committee be allowed subject to delinquent personal 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. Schlote, seconded by Supr. Swanson that Claim #2070 in the Road Fund, audited and approved for payment by the Claims Committee be allowed subject to delinquent personal taxes.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Abstain District #4.  Absent was District #1.  Motion carried.

Motion by Supr. Schlote, 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 $783,572.00. 

#15972 – St. of Nebr., 911 wireless funding, 3,898.72; #15973 – NPPD, 5% gross tax & ’57 in lieu of tax, 142,931.88; #15974 – Comm. St. Bk., int., 271.23; #15975 – Leslie Yule, inh. tax-Eric Yule Est., 125.00; #15976 – St. of Nebr., rent, 2,205.00; #15977 – St. of Nebr., mtr. veh. prorate, 19,381.10; #15978 – Knox Co. Sheriff, BIA reimb. housing inmates, 6,298.00; #15979 – Knox Co. Treas., int., 645.29; #15980 – Knox Co. Treas., int., 246.07; #15981 – St. of Nebr., 3rd of 6 homestead pmts., 45,373.67; #15982 – St. of Nebr., 2nd of 2 property tax credit pmts., 456,657.53; #15983 – F & M St. Bk., int., 7,369.65; #15984 – Comm. St. Bk., int., 245.58; #15985 – Cedar Knox PPD, 5% gross tax & ’59 in lieu of tax, 76,130.35; #15986 – M. J. Brummer, water meter pmt. for Kohles Acres, 50.00; #15987 – Elaine’s Tavern, econ. dev. pmt., 237.24; #15988 – Green Valley Veterinary, econ. dev. pmt., 702.70; #15989 – Reg. of Deeds, plats, fees, c.c. marr. lic. & copies, 160.30; #15990 – Knox Co. Sheriff, auto insp. & handgun permits, 770.00; #15991 – Clk. of Dist. Crt., filing fees, crt. costs, fines, copies & passport fees, 1,298.25; #15992 – Knox Co. Treas., postage for mailing mtr. veh. licenses, 230.00; #15993 – Three River, 911 surcharges, 627.00; #15994 – Harvey Scott Jr., assessment for water, sewer & sanitation services, 275.70; #15995 – James Hamilton, I Beam, 63.00; #15996 – Meditate LLC, Joan Thomson, mgr., fee for treasurer deed, 10.00; #15997 – Go Travel Trust, Joan Thomson Trustee, fee for treasurer deed, 10.00; #15998 – Santee Sioux Nation, dispatching services, 6,250.00; #15999 – Reg. of Deeds, officer’s fees & doc. st. tax, 6,828.19; #16000 – Knox Co. Zoning, bldg. permits, 135.00; #16001 – Knox Co. Zoning, bldg. permits, 150.00; #16002 – Knox Co. Crt., fines, overload fines & crt. costs, 2,440.00; #16003 – Knox Co. Clerk, marr. lic., 15.00; #16004 – Knox Co. Chiropractic, econ. dev. pmt., 70.67; #16005 – Main Street Grocery, econ. dev. pmt., 790.80; #16006 – Uptown Beauty, econ. dev. pmt., 345.00; #16007 – Kathleen F. Waits, inh. tax-Anna Peitz Est., 118.06; #16008 – Knox Co. Clk., marr. lic., 15.00; #16009 – Lincoln Twp., signs/post, 160.00; #16010 – Knox Co. Atty., STOP funds, 40.00.

            Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Fuchtman to purchase a council desk, a clerk’s desk, a table, and a base cabinet for the new Boardroom at a cost of $5,585 from Cornhusker State Industries and to pay for the furniture from the KENO account.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #1.  Motion carried.

            The Board looked at a gravel belly dump trailer.

            The Board made a quarterly visit to the Knox County Jail as per Nebr. Revised Stat. 47-109.

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

            Supr. O’Connor returned to the meeting at 12:30 p.m.

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

            Angie O’Connor with Avera Medical Group updated the Board on the results of the recent Wellness On-site Health Screening.   

At 1:00 p.m., Chairman Miller opened the bids for asphaltic oil.  The Board reserves the right to deny any and all bids and further reserves the right to accept any bid that best serves the County.  Bids received were:  Flint Hills Resources, L.P., Omaha NE – MC70 – No bid; MC250 – No bid; MC800 – 413 tons - $701.50/ton ($2.8988/gallon), delivered to Knox County;  Jebro, Inc., Sioux City IA – MC70 - $3.1439/gallon; MC250 - $2.9377/gallon; MC800 - $2.8140/gallon; CRS-2 - $1.9574/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.  Motion by Supr. Fuchtman, seconded by Supr. Sokol to accept the low oil bids of Jebro, Inc., Sioux City IA as follows:   MC70 - $3.1439/gallon; MC250 - $2.9377/gallon; MC800 - $2.8140/gallon; CRS-2 - $1.9574/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. By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

            Economic Development Director Cerny updated the Board on a proposed investment club.  Also discussed was working with County Alumni Associations to identify strategies to recruit new families to the County.

            There was no public comment on agenda items.

            There was no public comment on non-agenda items.

            The Board discussed the possibility of purchasing a gravel belly dump trailer and truck tractor.  Hwy. Supt. Barta will advertise for bids.

            Discussion ensued on hot oiling the “Coop” road in near Bloomfield. 

            GENERAL FUND.  Salary, 116,777.13; Ann Flood, mental health hrg., 50.00; AS Central Finance, teletype, 448.00; Bloomfield Tire & Oil LLC, van gas, 27.88; Cathy Stark, mlge. & texture, 75.94; Coll. of Int. Rev., Soc. Sec. Co. pays, 8,808.26; Co. of Knox Emp. Ben. Acct. HealthCare Solutions Group Inc., ins. Co. pays, 22,306.93; Creighton News, ad, 93.00; Creighton Pronto, van gas, 256.32; Crofton Journal/Niobrara Tribune, publ., 420.60; Dollar General, paper towel, 13.00; Donald J. Jiracek, prior serv., 25.00; Eakes Office Plus, rep. & install printer, copier agmt., 544.21; EcoWater Systems, bottled water, 460.00; Elaine’s Tavern & Café, pris. meals, 2,627.00; ES&S, ballot layout & ballot printing, 3,875.94; Great Plains Comm., phone/internet, 1,179.38; Health Plan Services Inc., ins. Co. pays, 1,208.68; Heartland Heating & A.C., filters, 534.00; Jack’s Uniforms & Equipment, taser equip., 151.09; James Egley, mental health hrg., 75.00; Jason Wessendorf, comp. rep., 10.00; JoAnn P. Knori, prior serv., 20.00; Knox Co. Reg. of Deeds, rec. resolution, 10.00; Name Redacted, medicare prem. reimb., 104.90; The Lincoln Nat’l Life Ins. Co., ins. Co. pays, 72.56; Madison Co. Sheriff, paper service, 56.06; Marjorie Schaffer, mental health hrg., 66.80; Microfilm Imaging Systems, scanner rent, 46.00; MIPS, computer prog., 659.33; N & B Gas Co., propane, 873.67; Nancy Schramm, crt. reporter mental health hrg., 50.00; Nebr. Law Enforcement Training Center, training, 200.00; NE Sec. of State, notary, 30.00; North Central PPD, electricity, 2,989.63; Quill, supp., 983.43; Retirement Plans Div. of Ameritas, retirement, 7,833.87; Ruth Vonderohe, travel exp., 190.40; Sun Data, toner, 231.95; Tammy Henery, snow/ice serv. cont., 721.00; Telebeep, pagers, 51.33; US Cellular, cell phone, 89.07; US Cellular, cell phone, 126.00; The Verdigre Eagle, notary stamp, cards/day books, & publ., 277.68; Village of Center, water, sewer & garbage, 615.00; Name Redacted, medicare prem. reimb., 315.60; Wausa Gazette, publ., 676.21.

            ROAD FUND.  Backus Sand & Gravel, gravel & gravel/haul, 4,297.00; Battle Creek Farmers Pride, htg. fuel, 4,571.42; Carhart Lumber, shop supp., 41.62; CHS, gas, 461.50; City of Bloomfield, water, 19.50; Cornhusker Int’l Truck Inc., rep., 545.19; Creighton News, ad, 24.00; Creighton Pronto, gas, 158.73; Great Plains Comm., phone, 467.77; Grossenberg Impl., rep. & shop supp., 437.94; Hefner True Value, shop supp., 22.04; Herbert Feed & Grain Co., diesel, 2,117.56; J & K Auto, gas, 197.00; J. Fox Construction, Bloomfield Shed addition, 1,347.25; Jack’s Quikshop, gas, 260.70; Sokol Electric, wiring shop, 1,093.99; Name redacted, medicare prem. reimb., 357.46; Jason Wessendorf, computer rep., 35.00; Kayton Int’l. Inc., rep., 204.60; Lorenz Automotive, rep., 91.50; Minford’s Trustworthy hardware, shop supp., 18.20; N & B Gas Co., propane, 2,282.71; NE Assn. Co. Hwy. Eng. Supt. Sur., reg. fee, 110.00; NPPD, electricity, 88.72; Newman Traffic Signs, signs, 1,403.50; NCCPD, electricity, 451.36; Northeast Nebr. News Co., ad, 25.59; Peters Hardware, rep., 23.95; 442-Praxair Dist., oxygen/acetyl., 254.71; Ray’s Electric Inc., cell phone, 39.99; Retriever LLC, retriever, 6,550.00; St. of Nebr., Mtr. Fuels Div., diesel tax, 230.00; US Cellular, cell phone, 348.73; The Verdigre Eagle, ad, 19.28; Verdigre Farm Service, gas/diesel, tordon, rep. & shop supp., 5,232.37; Vic’s Service, gas, tires & shop supp., 475.09; Village of Niobrara, water & sewer, 35.31; Village of Verdigre, water, sewer & garbage, 66.45; Walton Electronics, rep., 26.95; Weldon Parts Inc., rep., 520.37; West Hodson Lumber Co., bldg. rep., door, 221.99; West Hodson Lumber Co., shop supp., 87.60.

            LINDY NORTH BIA ROAD PROJECT FUND.  Michael Skroch dba Landmark Surveying, surveying fees, 2,500.00.

            CHILD SUPPORT FUND.  Creighton News, supp., 160.72; Great Plains Comm., phone/internet, 38.32; Marathon, supp., 285.00; Microfilm Imaging, equip. rent, 46.00; Quill Corp., supp., 174.74.

            VISITOR’S IMPROVEMENT FUND.  Great Plains Comm., kiosk internet, 304.48.

            ROD PRESERVATION/MODERNIZATION FUND.  MIPS, comp. prog., 123.25.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUND.  Salary, 40.63; Coll. of Int. Rev., Soc. Sec. Co. pays, 3.11; Knox Co. Register of Deeds, rec. fee, 10.50; NENEDD, RLF admin., 45.00; Retirement Plans Div. of Ameritas, retirement Co. pays, 2.74; UCC Division, UCC filing fee, 10.50.

C & C DEVELOPMENT FUND.  Salary, 3,300.00; Coll. of Int. Rev., Soc. Sec. Co. pays, 252.45; Co. of Knox Emp. Ben. Acct. HealthCare Solutions Group Inc., ins. Co. pays, 602.89; Great Plains Comm., phone/internet, 38.32; Health Plan Services Inc., ins. Co. pays, 27.66; Jason Wessendorf, computer rep., 90.00; The Lincoln Nat’l Life Ins. Co., ins. Co. pays, 1.83; Matt Cerny, mlge., 141.12; Retirement Plans Div. of Ameritas, retirement Co. pays,222.75; US Cellular, cell phone, 63.31.

            INHERITANCE FUND.  RaDec Construction Inc., Pmt. 8 Courthouse Addition, 91,799.34; Rodney W. Smith, pub. def. cont., 2,083.33; The Law Offices of Jeffrey M. Doerr, crt. appt. atty., 366.30; Verlyn Luebbe, Special Co. Atty., 232.50.

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

            911 EMERGENCY FUND.  CenturyLink, phone, 4.76; Great Plains Comm., phone/internet, 469.83; Three River Telco, phone, 99.63.

 

                                                                                    TOTALS

                                                General Fund                                                    177,257.85

                                                Road Fund                                                          35,264.64

                                                Lindy North BIA Road Project Fund                        2,500.00

                                                Child Support Fund                                                  704.78

                                                Visitor’s Improvement Fund                                      304.48

                                                ROD Preservation/Modernization Fund                     123.25

                                                Economic Development Fund                                   112.48

                                                C & C Development Fund                                       4,740.33

                                                Inheritance Fund                                                  94,481.47

                                                911 Wireless Service Fund                                        458.37

                                                911 Emergency Fund                                                574.22

                                                                                    TOTAL                         316,521.87

 

Chairman Miller adjourned the Knox County Board of Supervisors at 1:53 p.m., April 10, 2014 until Thursday,     April 24, 2014 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 10, 2014  

                                                                                                            Center, Nebraska

9:45 a.m.

 

A regular meeting of the Knox County Board of Equalization was held at Annex #2, Knox County Courthouse Square, in Center, Nebraska on the date of April 10, 2014 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 Supr. O’Connor Dist. #1.  Chairman Swanson presiding.    Also present was Co. Assessor McManigal.

            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 Niobrara Tribune 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 27, 2014 meeting were read.  Chairman Swanson approved the March 27, 2014 minutes as read.

            Co. Assessor McManigal met with the Board on the following: 1. The 2014 Reports and Opinions of the Property Tax Administrator that are on file the Assessor’s Office were presented; 2. County Attorney Thomas is assisting her with a public records request; 3. GIS Website.  Many people are reviewing the Assessor’s records on the GIS Website.  The company also offers a service to fly the County and take pictures of rural/farm sites.  The cost would be $20,000 over a three-year period.  Discussion ensued on the pros and cons of the service to the Assessor’s Office, who would be working on the project, and if the service was necessary.  No action was taken.

            There was no public comment on agenda items.

            There was no public comment on non-agenda items.     

            Chairman Swanson adjourned the Knox County Board of Equalization at 10:00 a.m. on April 10, 2014 until 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, April 24, 2014 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, Chairman

 

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

                                                                                                            Center, Nebraska

                                                                                                            April 24, 2014

                                                                                                            9:30 a.m.

 

            A regular meeting of the Knox County Board of Supervisors was held at Annex #2, Knox County Courthouse Square, in Center, Nebraska on the date of April 24, 2014 at 9:30 a.m.  Present were Supervisors O’Connor Dist. #1, Miller Dist. #3, Sokol, Jr. Dist. #4, Mackeprang Dist. #5 and Fuchtman Dist. #7.  Absent was Supervisors Swanson District #2 and Schlote District #6.  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 Wausa Gazette 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: Kevin Mackeprang, Hwy. Supt. Barta, Tim Braithweit, Co. Assessor McManigal, Knox County Librarians, Wausa Gazette Reporter Deanna Anderson, Dale Riesberg, Econ. Dev. Dir. Cerny, 911 Coordinator Janecek, Sheriff Henery and Co. Attorney Thomas.

The minutes of the April 10, 2014 meeting were read.  Chairman Miller approved the April 10, 2014 meeting minutes as read with the correction that there is propane heat in the new Courthouse addition.

Correspondence reviewed was: 1. Project Surveillance Report from Glenn Mannes on the progress of the new Courthouse addition.

Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Sokol that the receipts be accepted and placed on file, by roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #3, #4, #5 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent were Districts #2 and #6.  Motion carried. Receipts totaled $337,536.27. 

            #16011 – Name redacted, Cobra pmt., 27.66; #16012 – Name redacted, Cobra pmt., 54.62; #16013 – St. of Nebr. hwy. alloc., 165,152.93; #16014 – Virgil Miller, reg. voter list, 8.24; #16015 – Knox Co. Attorney, non suff. filing fee, 230.00; #16016 – Cedar Co. Treasurer, March coll., 4,523.35; #16017 – Knox Co. Clerk, imprest int., 7.65; #16018 – Frontier Comm., 911 surcharge, 5.94; #16019 – U. S. Treasury, inmate reimb., 135.00; #16020 – St. of Nebr., name plate tax, 147,756.00; #16021 – Knox Co. Zoning, bldg. permits, 200.00; #16022 – Seven Promoters LLC dba Jack’s Qwik Shop, liquor lic., 225.00; #16023 – Bloomfield-Wausa Rec. Area dba Rolling Hills, liquor lic., 275.00; #16024 – Santee Sioux Nation dba Ohiya Casino, liquor lic., 275.00; #16025 – Sherman Street Apts., econ. dev. loan pmt., 443.81; #16026 – Trustworthy Hardware, econ. dev. loan pmt., 665.72; #16027 – Pronto, econ. dev. loan pmt., 706.70; #16028 – Downtown Auto, econ. dev. loan pmt., 923.45; #16029 – Grand Central, econ. dev. loan pmt., 665.73; #16030 – Village of Verdigre, road oil, 877.50; #16031 – Knox Co. Clerk, marr. lic., 15.00; #16032 – Commercial State Bank, int., 271.23; #16033 – Knox Co. Zoning, bldg. permit., 70.00; #16034 – Gerald Ferris, reimb. for sign, mlge., & labor, 223.76; #16035 – Knox Co. Sheriff, BIA reimb., 3,884.00; #16036 – St. of Nebr., lodging tax, 1,194.98; #16037 – Knox Co. Sheriff, 1st qtr. fees & mlge., 4,251.59; #16038 – Bazile Creek Power Sports, final econ. dev. pmt., 127.13; #16039 – TC Complete, econ. dev. pmt., 362.73; #16040 – Jean Higgins, inh. tax-Adeline V. Juracek Est., 3,976.55.

Supr. Mackeprang updated the Board on the recent flood plain meeting in Bloomfield.

Hwy. Supt. Barta met with the Board on the following: 1. Motion by Supr. O’Connor, seconded by Supr. Fuchtman to authorize Chairman Miller to sign an agreement between Knox County and the State of Nebraska Dept. of Roads to tie out land monuments prior to the construction of Project No. STP-12-5(115), Crofton East.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #3, #4, #5 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent were Districts #2 and #6.  Motion carried.

Supr. Schlote arrived at 10:00 a.m.

Hwy. Supt. Barta continued with the following: 2. Oil Crew update; 3. Bridge Crew update; 4. Bids will be opened on May 8, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. for a used truck tractor and a used gravel belly dump trailer; 5. Update on the RC refresher workshop.  The State will be taking over the RC duties and the local person will now be called the Project Liaison; 6. The Verdigre North agreement is not signed yet as the State wants to perform the NEPA work; 7. A township requested more road signs put up as one township is being sued; 8.  Hwy. Supt. Barta is putting up new 911 signs.  The owner will be billed as they requested the signs; 9. Employee update; 10. Truck at Crofton needs repairs; 11. Road repairs needed north of Bloomfield; 12.  Chairman Miller informed the Board that the Retriever works very well.

Chairman Miller moves the Board recess at 10:16 a.m. for Board of Equalization.

The Knox County Board of Supervisors reconvened at 10:30 a.m. with all members present except Supr. Swanson District #2.

Knox County Librarians Diane Limoges, Judy Kopp, Virginia Lindquist and Lyndsy Nelson met with the Board with an update of new activities at their respective libraries.  They are requesting the County to increase the annual contribution from $3,500 to $4,000 to each of the six libraries in Knox County.  Motion by Supr. Fuchtman, seconded by Supr. Mackeprang to contribute $4,000 to each of the six libraries in Knox County.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #2.  Motion carried.

            Motion by Supr. O’Connor, 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 Districts #1, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #2.  Motion carried.  Claims totaling $102,782.88 are listed at the end of these proceedings.

            The Board viewed the back alley to map out the area to concrete, the area for parking, and the area to landscape.

            Co. Clerk Fischer updated the Board on a proposal submitted by Safe N Secure for installing IP cameras in     Annex #2. 

            Dale Riesberg with the Knox County Visitor’s Committee met with the Board on the following: 1. With the passage of LB 215, the Nebraska Tourism Commission is changing the application process for distribution of the lodging tax funds for capital improvements.  Mr. Riesberg told the Board the County has an application form that they use, however, the State is proposing the use of a new application form. The Visitor’s Committee has concerns about the new application form and process so they recommend the Board of Supervisors take a “wait and see” attitude until glitches are worked out in the process.  The Board took no action on changing the application process for distribution of lodging tax funds; 2. Supr. Swanson resigned from the Visitor’s Committee.  He has served on the committee since 1989.  Motion by Supr. Fuchtman, seconded by Supr. O’Connor to accept the resignation of Supr. Swanson from the Knox County Visitor’s Committee and the appointment of Bob Janovec of Niobrara to complete Supr. Swanson’s term on the Visitor’s Committee.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #2.  Motion carried.

            911 Coordinator Janecek updated the Board about the battery backup problem.  The generator and the electricity coming into the building are being checked.

            There was no public comment on agenda items.

            There was no public comment on non-agenda items.

GENERAL FUND.  AS Central Services, AS400, 39.20; Bomgaars, keys, 4.47; Brooke Cooper, witness fee, 20.00; Casey Nieman, reimb., 98.75; Clerk of District Court, court costs, 35.00; Dollar General, sup., 131.80; Eakes Office Plus, HP printer, 1,950.00; Elaine’s Tavern & Café, meal, 7.50; ES & S, elec. media, 94.27; Farmers & Merchants State Bank, ACH file, 20.00; First National Bank Omaha, lodging., gas, meals, laptop, & sup., 3,936.21; Great Plains Comm., internet, 81.13; Jennifer Cooper, witness fee, 33.44; Jennifer Sorensen, witness fee, 40.00; John Thomas, mlge. & dues, 580.68; Kyleah Sorensen, witness fee, 40.00; Marty J. O’Connor, mlge., 231.84; Midtown Holiday Inn, lodging, 255.00; NACT, cont. ed. & workshop, 125.00; Nancy Jochum-Schramm, court rept., 416.00; NE Health & Human Services, inst. bill, 429.00; NE Public Health Environmental Lab., blood test, 105.00; NPZA, conf., 180.00; Nebraska Co. Attorney’s Assoc., dues, 890.00; Quill, sup., 341.38; The Monitor, env., publ., notice, 198.92; Vickie McManigal, janitorial cont., 3,013.27.

            ROAD FUND.  Salary, 44,016.46; Bernard Glover, prior serv., 20.00; Bill’s OK Tire Store, Inc., repairs, 240.98; Bloomfield Tire & Oil LLC, gas/diesel, 902.22; Cedar-Knox PPD, elec., 186.02; CMart LLC, gas, 93.75; Coll. Of Int. Revenue, Soc. Sec. Co. pays, 3,299.15; County of Knox Emp. Benefit Acct., ins. Co. Pays, 9,646.24; Crofton Journal, ad., 15.19; Don Pahl, prior serv., 25.00; First National Bank Omaha, lodging, 69.62; Gary Becker, sand, 1,200.00; Health Plan Services, Inc., ins., Co. pays, 497.88; Herbert Feed & Grain, diesel, 1,752.05; Husker Steel, guardrail reflectors, 450.00; KEA Construction, bridge cost, 288.63; Ken Vakoc, clay, 150.00; Kimball Midwest, shop sup., 559.97; Larry Pilar, prior serv., 21.00; Larry Moeller, windrow rent., 500.00; LCL Truck Equipment Inc., repairs, 59.97; Lincoln National Life Ins., Co., ins. Co. pays, 32.30; Lynn Smith, clay, 150.00; Medical Enterprises, Inc., drug tests, 98.00; Mitteis Gravel, gravel, 9,838.29; NAPA Bloomfield, repairs, shop tools & sup., 496.75; Nebraska Public Power Dist., elec., 159.40; Orrin Pospisil, windrow rent., 500.00; R & K Motor Parts., repairs & shop sup., 399.19; Retirement Plan Div. of Ameritas, retirement, Co. pays, 2,946.81; Rohrer Welding & Repair, repairs, 726.17; SourceGas Dist. LLC, heating fuel, 208.31; Steffen’s Service Station, gas & oil, 797.81; The Bloomfield Monitor, ad., 41.66; Thompson Propane, propane, 399.75; Vakoc Excavating LLC, sand, 1,200.00; Village of Center, water & sewer, 23.00; Village of Wausa, water, sewer & garbage, 140.85.

            CHILD SUPPORT FUND.  Postmaster, postage, 203.00; Thomas Rueters-West, sub., 118.00.

            COUNTY INSURANCE FUND.  Avera Sacred heart Hospital, 2014 wellness, 2,673.00.

            ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUND. Knox County Register of Deeds, rec. fee., 10.50; Northeast Nebraska Economic Dev. District, cont. serv., 90.00; UCC Division, filing fee, 10.50.

            C & C DEVELOPMENT FUND.  First National Bank Omaha, trng., travel exp., 171.50; Matt Cerny, mileage, 87.36; NNEDD, flash drive, 7.47.

            INHERITANCE FUND.  The Law Office of Jeffrey M. Doerr, P.C., attorney fees, 2,663.09; Verlyn Luebbe, attorney fees, 180.68.

            911 EMERGENCY FUND.  Platte Valley Communications, UPS repair, 1,117.50.

 

TOTALS

                                                General Fund                                        13,297.86

                                                Road Fund                                            82,152.42

                                                Child Support Fund                                    321.00

                                                County Insurance Fund                           2,673.00

                                                Economic Development Fund                     111.00

                                                C & C Development Fund                           266.33

                                                Inheritance Fund                                     2,843.77                    

                                                911 Emergency Fund                                1,117.50

Total               102,782.88        

 

Chairman Miller adjourned the Knox County Board of Supervisors at 11:50 a.m., April 24, 2014 until Thursday,  May 8, 2014 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 24, 2014  

                                                                                                            Center, Nebraska

10:16 a.m.

 

A regular meeting of the Knox County Board of Equalization was held at Annex #2, Knox County Courthouse Square, in Center, Nebraska on the date of April 24, 2014 at 10:16 a.m.  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 Supr. Swanson Dist. #2.  Vice-Chairman Schlote presiding.    Also present was Co. Assessor McManigal.

            Vice-Chairman Schlote 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 Wausa Gazette 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 10, 2014 meeting were read.  Vice-Chairman Schlote approved the April 10, 2014 minutes as read with the correction that Chairman Swanson adjourned the meeting.

            There was no public comment on agenda items.

            There was no public comment on non-agenda items.     

            Motion by Supr. O’Connor, seconded by Supr. Mackeprang to approve Tax Claims #7784, #7785 and #7786 and hereby direct the County Assessor to make the proper adjustments to the tax roll.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #2.  Motion carried.

            Co. Assessor McManigal met with the Board on the following: 1. Notices are being ran to be mailed June 1; 2. New employee started on April 21; 3. Discussed fire district valuations.

Vice-Chairman Schlote adjourned the Knox County Board of Equalization at 10:30 a.m. on April 24, 2014 until 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, May 8, 2014 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                                            Danny R. Schlote, Vice-Chairman

 

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

                                                                                                            Center, Nebraska

                                                                                                            May 8, 2014

                                                                                                            9:30 a.m.

 

            A regular meeting of the Knox County Board of Supervisors was held at Annex #2, Knox County Courthouse Square, in Center, Nebraska on the date of May 8, 2014 at 9:30 a.m.  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.

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 Niobrara Tribune 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: 911 Coordinator Janecek, Sheriff Henery, Hwy. Supt. Barta, Kevin Mackeprang, Architects Glenn Mannes and Sarah Mannes Homstead, Ed Bottelfson and Heath Opfer with RaDec Construction Co., Custodian Vickie McManigal, Zoning Admin. Doerr, Co. Attorney Thomas, Wausa Gazette Reporter Deanna Anderson, Co. Assessor McManigal, and Emergency Mgr. Hintz.

The minutes of the April 24, 2014 meeting were read.  Chairman Miller approved the April 24, 2014 meeting minutes as read.

Correspondence reviewed was: 1. United States Dept. of Agriculture letter regarding childhood hunger; 2. Letter from Nebraska Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice stating that an inspection of the Knox County jail will take place on May 16; 3. Letter from Nebraska Emergency Management Agency regarding a recent State Homeland Security Grant/Emergency Management Performance Grant monitoring visit.

Emergency Manager Hintz met with the Board on the following: 1. Discussed Local Emergency Operations Plans (LEOP).  Motion by Supr. Fuchtman, seconded by Supr. Sokol to adopt Resolution #2014-12 approving the 2013 Local Emergency Operations Plan (LEOP).  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #2.  Motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION #2014 – 12

 

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors of Knox County, Nebraska, pursuant to Nebraska Statute, is vested with the

            authority of administering the affairs of Knox County, Nebraska, and

WHEREAS, it has been determined that a Knox County Local Emergency Operations Plan has been developed in order

            to provide for a coordinated response to a disaster or emergency in Knox County, and other cities and villages in

            Knox County, and

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors of Knox County, deems it advisable and in the best interest of Knox County to

            approve said Local Emergency Operations Plan;

WHEREAS, the acceptance of this 2013 Local Emergency Operations Plan supersedes all previous approved Knox

            County Local Emergency Operations Plans;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of Knox County, Nebraska, that the Knox County            Local Emergency Operations Plan to be, and hereby is, approved.

PASSED AND APPROVED THIS 8TH DAY OF MAY, 2014.

 

 

      BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

      KNOX COUNTY, NEBRASKA

 

Virgil H. Miller /s/                                              Martin J. O’Connor /s/                           Absent                                     

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/                    

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

 

                                                                        Jim Fuchtman /s/                     

                                                                        Jim Fuchtman, District #7

ATTEST:  (Seal)

Joann M. Fischer /s/                            

Joann M. Fischer, Knox County, Clerk

 

            Emergency Manager Hintz continued with the following: 2. Discussion was held on the hazard mitigation plan update.  Motion by Supervisor Mackeprang, seconded by Supervisor Schlote to authorize Chairman Miller to sign a Letter Agreement for Professional Services with Olsson Associates, Inc. to perform the services of updating the Tri-County Hazard Mitigation Plan.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #2.  Motion carried.

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

            The Knox County Board of Supervisors reconvened at 9:58 a.m. with all members present except Supervisor Swanson District #2.

Motion by Supr. O’Connor, seconded by Supr. Fuchtman that the receipts be accepted and placed on file, by roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #2.  Motion carried. Receipts totaled $137,673.46. 

            #16041 – Tammy Henery, water, 10.00; #16042 – Crofton Lakeview Golf, liquor lic., 275.00; #16043 – St. of NE, emg. flood relief, 5,182.58; #16044 – Marty O’Connor, voter reg. list, 8.88; #16045 – Blue Moon resort, liquor lic., 475.00; #16046 – Vonage, 911 surcharge, 10.00; #16047 – Knox Co. Zoning, bldg.. permits, 190.00; #16048 – Midwest Bank, int., 325.48; #16049 – Knox Co. Clerk, marr. lic., 15.00; #16050 – St. of NE, airline tax, 5,793.60; #16051 – Brunswick State Bank, int., 462.33; #16052 – Commercial State Bank, int., 2,453.43; #16053 – Midwest Bank, int., 5,572.60; #16054 – St. of NE, 911 wireless, 3,898.72; #16055 – Creighton Comm. Country Club, liquor lic., 275.00; #16056 – Green Valley Veterinary, econ. dev. pmt., 702.70; #16057 – Carol A. Triplett, voter reg. list, 5.10; #10658 – Great Plains Comm. Inc., 911 surcharge, 11,529.92; #16059 – M.J. Brummer, water meter pmt., 50.00; #16060 – Commercial State Bank, int., 436.47; #16061 – Darren G. Jensen, filing fee, 5.00; #16062 – Knox Co. Treasurer, int., 705.18; #16063 – Knox Co. Treasurer, int., 232.42; #16064 – St. of NE, 4th homestead pmt., 45,373.67; #16065 – St. of NE, state aid, 36,158.05; #16066 – Brunswick State Bank, int., 1,479.46; #16067 – National Pharmaceutical Services, misc. fees, 102.37; #16068 – Mainelli Wagner & Assoc., cost reimb., 288.63; #16069 – Knox Co. Clerk, April coll., 108.77; #16070 – Don Henery, voter reg. list, 2.01; #16071 – Knox Co. Clerk, marr. lic., 15.00; #16072 – Knox Co. Sheriff, April coll., 725.00; #16073 – Niobrara Housing, in-lieu, 3,682.99; #16074 – St. of NE, spec. assess. sewer, 1,647.34; #16075 – Knox Co. Court, fines & crt. costs, 3,367.00; #16076 – Knox Co. Zoning, zoning fees, 250.00; #16077 – Terry Stoural, voter reg. list, 7.60; #16078 – Knox Co. Treasurer, postage, 225.75; #16079 – St. of NE, rent, 2,205.00; #16080 – Clerk of Dist. Court, April coll., 1,576.19;   #16081 – Elaine’s Tavern, econ, dev. pmt., 237.24; #16082 – Knox Co. Chiropractic, econ, dev. pmt., 70.67; #16083 – Niobrara Laundry Service, econ. dev. pmt., 200.00; #16084 – Uptown Beauty, econ, dev. pmt., 345.00; #16085 – Creighton Livestock Market, planks, 70.00; #16086 – SID #2, election fees, 721.31; #16087 – SID #1, donation, 200.00.

            Hwy. Supt. Barta met with the Board on the following: 1. Bids will be opened at 1:00 p.m. for a truck tractor and a belly dump gravel trailer; 2. Pierce/Knox County line bridge update.  Knox County’s cost will be about $30,000 for a concrete box; 3. “Ray Stark: bridge update.  The revenue process is beginning with the BIA; 4. Telebeep tower building update; 5. Bridge crew update; 6. Oil crew update; 7. Discussed consideration of working four 10-hour work weeks during the summer months.  The Knox County road employees will be surveyed to see if there is any interest in this matter;          8. Road project updates.

            Chairman Miller and Supr. Fuchtman updated the Board on the recent NACO health insurance meeting held in Norfolk. NACO has started a health service and Counties can get insurance other than Blue Cross Blue Shield through NACO. 

            911 Coordinator Janecek and Emergency Manager Hintz updated the Board on the Nixle Mass Weather Notification program.  Some people in Knox County already had signed up as well as the Sheriff’s Office, however, Nixle did not send an alert during the severe weather recently.  Nixle was contacted and the company said that if the County wanted direct weather service it would cost the County $1,430 per year.  Also, Nixle can be used at no cost to the County when sending alerts for missing persons or road conditions.  The direct weather service will benefit the many people who use the lake area and since many people use cell phones, this service should reach a majority of those people.  Motion by Supr. Sokol, seconded by Supr. Fuchtman to approve payment to Nixle in the amount of $1,430 from the General Fund for direct weather service alerts.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #3, #4, #5, #6, and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #2.  Motion carried.

            In response to campaign material that Sheriff Henery had sent to registered Republican voters, Supr. O’Connor asked Sheriff Henery if Supr. O’Connor had said he would vote for him and Sheriff Henery responded, “no” after a brief discussion.

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

            Discussion was held on the Fire District Levy that is allotted each year to the six County fire districts.  County Clerk Fischer presented an estimated fire district valuation/tax generated comparison.  No action was taken.

            Ed Bottelfson with RaDec Construction Company, Inc. updated the Board on the following new addition matters:   1. The top soil was put back on the lawn; 2. Almost all of the excess material is out of the building; 3. Roof should be maintenance free; 4. The elevator passed inspection.

            Discussion was held on the walls in the basement conference room.     

            Chairman Miller signed #CCP #21 on the holding room door as it was approved at a previous meeting. 

            Motion by Supr. Sokol, seconded by Supr. Fuchtman to authorize Chairman Miller to sign Change Order #7 showing a credit of $35.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #2.  Motion carried.

            Motion by Supr. O’Connor, seconded by Supr. Schlote to approve Payment #9 in the amount of $117,057.88 to RaDec Construction Company, Inc. for the new Courthouse addition.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #2.  Motion carried.

            Final inspection of the new addition will be held at 10:30 a.m. on May 14.

            Discussion was held on the soap dispensers and hand soap for the bathrooms in the Courthouse and new addition.  Touch free foam soap dispensers will be purchased for the Courthouse and addition bathrooms and the County will pay for the first supply of hand soap and after that the soap will be purchased by Custodian McManigal as per her contract with the County.

            Motion by Supr. O’Connor, 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 Districts #1, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #2.  Motion carried. 

            The Board viewed the conference room in the new addition to view the walls and to review options.

            Chairman Miller moves the Board recess for lunch at noon.

            The Knox County Board of Supervisors reconvened at 12:47 p.m. with all members present except Supr. Swanson, District #2. 

            Zoning Admin. Doerr met with the Board on the following: 1. Motion by Supr. Schlote, seconded by Supr. Fuchtman to place on file the April Zoning Permits Report.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #2.  Motion carried; 2. Motion by Supr. O’Connor, seconded by Supr. Sokol to approve the Administrative Plat Application #P0059 for James and Pamela Sorrell for a boundary adjustment of a tract in the East half of Section 14, T33N, R3W of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #2.  Motion carried.

            There was no public comment on agenda items.

            There was no public comment on non-agenda items.

            Discussion was held on the new addition and the conference room as to options for the walls.

A bid opening was held at 1:00 p.m. for a used truck tractor and a used belly dump gravel trailer.  Knox County reserves the right to reject any and all bids and further reserves the right to accept any bid that best serves the needs of Knox County.  Bids received were:  Truck-Trailer Sales & Service Inc., Yankton SD – 2012 Dakota 43’ Tri Axle Belly Dump trailer, $34,500; Cornhusker International Trucks, Inc., Norfolk NE – 2007 International 9400I Truck, 215,000 miles, $53,000.00; Nebraska Truck & Equipment, Lincoln NE – 2007 Mack Truck, 812,000 miles, $29,500; Boyer Ford Truck Sioux Falls. Sioux Falls SD – 2006 Sterling Truck, 287.101 miles, $45,800; 2006 Sterling Truck, 448.769 miles, $26,000; 2009 Sterling Truck, 167.827 miles, $63,950; 2014 R-Way belly dump trailer, $42,780; Peterbilt of Norfolk, Norfolk NE – 2009 Peterbilt Truck, 341,500 miles, $64,500; 2009 Peterbilt Truck, 312,000 miles,$68,000; 2010 Peterbilt Truck, 385,000 miles, $72,300; Norfolk Truck Center, Norfolk NE – 2006 Freightliner Truck, 389,900 miles, $41,500; 2007 Freightliner Truck, 385,600 miles, $46,500; 2007 Freightliner Truck, 232,750 miles, $52,500.  The Board took no action on the tractor truck bids nor the belly dump gravel trailer bids.

            GENERAL FUND.   Salary, 117,495.94; Ace Irrigation & Mfg., ground fabric, 312.50;  Amy Johnson, travel exp., 26.88; AS Central Finance, teletype, 448.00; Bomgaars, sup., 5.96; Centec Cast Metal Products, grave markers/flags, 1,105.61; Center Garage, rep., 111.00; Century Link, phone, 81.57; Clint Miller, board exp., 47.00; CMart, gas, 134.45; Coll. of Int. Rev., Soc. Sec., Co. pays, 8,863.95;  Co. of Knox Emp. Ben. Acct. HealthCare Solutions Group, Inc., ins., Co. pays, 22,306.93; Creighton News, publ., 259.00; Crofton Journal/Niobrara Tribune, publ., 396.42; Derek Cunningham, board exp., 16.20; Donald J. Jiracek, prior serv., 25.00; Ecowater Systems, water, 240.00; Elaine’s Tavern & Café, pris. meals, 2,238.50; ES & S, elect. prog., 6,244.91; Farmers & Merchants State Bank, notary bonds, 40.00; Great Plains Comm., phone, 1,559.81; Health Plan Services, Inc., ins. Co. pays, 1,208.68; Janita Kube, board exp., 22.92; Jason Wessendorf, inst. & computer rep., 210.00; JoAnn P. Knori, prior serv., 20.00; Joann M. Fischer, postage reimb., 89.02; Kay Morrill, board exp., 31.32; Key Sanitation LLC, garbage, 104.00; Knox Co. Court, crt. costs, 417.00; K/V Electric LLC, chair lift rep., 190.00; Name Redacted, medicare reimb., 104.90; LeRoy Buchholz, board exp., 34.12; The Lincoln Nat’l. Life Ins. Co., ins. Co. pays, 72.56; Liz Doerr, reimb., 1,357.97; Mark D. Albin, mental hlth. bd., 197.50; Marty O’Connor, mlge., 604.80; Mary Ketelsen, exp., 13.44; Microfilm Imaging, scanner rent., 46.00; MIPS, computer prog., 659.33; N & B Gas Co., propane & new tank, 3,836.40; NACO, workshop, 85.00; Name Redacted, medicare reimb., 204.40; North Central Public Power Dist., elect., 2.676.27; Office Systems Co., maint., 428.75; Postmaster, postage, 299.30; Pro Printing & Graphics, fair cards, 1,208.39; Quill, supplies, 1,182.82; Ray’s Electric, Inc., repair light, 94.59; Retirement Plans Div. of Ameritas, ret., Co. pays, 7,823.45; Ruth Vonderohe, exp., 141.12; Spencer Quarries, Inc., rock, 256.63; Swanson Hay Co. LLC, hauling rock, 630.00; Tammy Henery, serv. cont., 1,522.00; Telebeep, pager, 51.33; The Monitor, publ., 353.37; US Cellular, phone, 89.16; US Cellular, phone, 126.61, The Verdigre Eagle, notices, 222.13; Name Redacted, medicare reimb., 315.60; Wausa Gazette, publ., 314.43; West Hodson Lumber & Concrete Co., concrete, 216.00.
            ROAD FUND.  Ace Irrigation Mfg., woven fabric & culverts, 4,439.94; B’s Enterprises, Inc., signs, nuts/bolts, 2,310.00; Backus Sand & Gravel, gravel, 755.40; Battle Creek Farmers Pride, diesel, 4,086.86; Bauer Built, Inc., tires, 3,401.42; Bloomfield Tire & Oil LLC, gas/diesel, 455.00; Carhart Lumber Co., building repairs, 43.32; CHS, gasoline, 72.11; City of Bloomfield, water, 17.50; City of Creighton, water, garbage & sewer, 118.01; C-Mart, gasoline, 102.51; Cornhusker International Trucks, Inc., repairs, 554.59; Country Market, shop sup., 17.32; Creighton News, adv., 8.00; The Crofton Journal, adv., 10.97; Great Plains Comm., tele., 460.52; Grossenburg Impl. Inc., repairs, 1,409.40; Hefner True Value, shop sup., 67.96; Herbert Feed & Grain Co., diesel, 3,136.51; Hradec Diesel, Inc., repairs, 45.48; J & K Auto, gas, 152.00; Jack’s Quikshop, gas, 557.87; Name Redacted, medicare reimb., 357.46; Jedlicka’s Hardware Hank, shop sup., 94.20; Kevin R. Barta, meals, 23.42; Key Sanitation, garbage, 116.00; Nebraska Public Power Dist., elec., 48.00; North American Truck & Trailer, Inc., repairs, 694.03; North Central Public Power Dist., elec., 384.65; Northeast Nebraska News Co., adv., 12.35; Peitz GMC Service Inc., repairs, 146.14; Peters Hardware, shop sup., 32.37; Powerplan, repairs, 319.18; R & K Motor Parts, repairs, 556.67; Rogers Auto Repair, repairs & acetylene, 130.00; Steffen Service Station, gas, 44.59; Sukup Service, tires, 3,348.64; US Cellular, phones, 349.35; Vakoc Excavating LLC, gravel, 37,443.60; Verdigre Eagle, adv., 16.40; Vic’s Service, LLC, gas, tires & repair, 1,173.04; Village of Verdigre, water, sewer & garbage, 72.15; West Hodson Lumber, shop materials, 135.12; Wise-Mack Inc., filters, 273.42.

            CHILD SUPPORT FUND.  Century Link, long dist., 4.80; Eakes Office Plus, serv. agmt., 204.37; Great Plains Comm., phone/internet, 40.94; Maximus, Inc., cost alloc. plan, 806.64; Microfilming Imaging, equip. rent., 46.00; NE Dist. Court Clerk’s Assn., dues & reg., 100.00; Quill Corp., off. sup., 91.96.

            ROD PRESERVATION/MODERINIZATION FUND.  MIPS, comp. prgm., 123.25.

            ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUND.  Salary, 40.63; Coll. of Int. Rev., Soc. Sec., Co. pays, 3.11; Ret. Plan Div. of Ameritas, ret., 2.74.

            C & C DEVELOPMENT FUND.  Salary, 3,300.00; Century Link, long dist., 4.80; Coll. of Int. Rev., Soc. Sec., 252.45; Co. of Knox Emp. Ben. Acct. HealthCare Solutions Group, Inc., ins. Co. pays, 602.89; Great Plains Comm., phone/internet, 40.96; Health Plan Services, Inc., ins. Co. pays, 27.66; The Lincoln National Life Ins. Co., ins. Co. pays, 1.83; Retirement Plans Div. of Ameritas, ret. Co. pays, 222.75; US Cellular, phone, 63.34.

            INHERITANCE FUND.  Bloomfield Public Library, ann. contrib., 4,000.00; Creighton Public Library, ann. contrib., 4,000.00; Eastern Township Library, ann. contrib., 4,000.00; Lead-Lincoln Township Library, ann. contrib., 4,000.00; Niobrara Public Library, ann. contrib., 4,000.00; RaDec Construction, Co., Inc., pmt., #9, 117,057.88; Rodney W. Smith, pub. def. cont., 2,083.33; The Law Office of Jeffrey M. Doerr, crt. appt. atty., 93.75; Verdigre Public Library, ann. contrib., 4,000.00.

            911 WIRELESS SERVICE FUND.  Century Link, phone, 281.84; GEO-Comm., Inc., software, 2,978.05; Three River Telco, phone, 121.78.

            911 EMERGENCY FUND.  Century Link, phone, 3.71; Century Link, phone, 230.60; GEO-Comm., Inc., maint., 4,672.95; Great Plains Comm., phone/internet, 1,392.61; NESCA, trng., 195.00; Three River Telco., phone., 99.63.

           

                                                                                    TOTALS

 

                                    General Fund                                                                189,420.94

                                    Road Fund                                                                      67,993.47

                                    Child Support Fund                                                           1,294.71

                                    ROD Preservation/Modernization Fund                                 123.25

                                    Economic Development Fund                                                 46.48

                                    C & C Development Fund                                                  4,516.68

                                    Inheritance Fund                                                           143,234.96

                                    911 Wireless Service Fund                                                3,381.67

                                    911 Emergency Fund                                                        6,594.50

                                                                                    Total                            416,606.66

 

Chairman Miller adjourned the Knox County Board of Supervisors at 2:00 p.m., May 8, 2014 until Thursday, May 29, 2014 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, 2014     

                                                                                                            Center, Nebraska

9:45 a.m.

 

A regular meeting of the Knox County Board of Equalization was held at Annex #2, Knox County Courthouse Square, in Center, Nebraska on the date of May 8, 2014 at 9:45 a.m.  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 Supr. Swanson Dist. #2.  Vice-Chairman Schlote presiding.    Also present was Co. Assessor McManigal.

            Vice-Chairman Schlote 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 Wausa Gazette 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 24, 2014 meeting were read.  Vice-Chairman Schlote approved the April 24, 2014 minutes as read.

            There was no public comment on agenda items.

            There was no public comment on non-agenda items.     

            Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Miller that the Tax Claims Committee recommendation on Tax  Claims #7787, #7788, #7789 and #7790 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 #1, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #2.  Motion carried. 

            The 2014 Finding and Orders from TERC was placed on file.

            Vice-Chairman Schlote adjourned the Knox County Board of Equalization at 9:58 a.m. on May 8, 2014 until 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, May 29, 2014 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                                            Danny R. Schlote, Vice-Chairman

 

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

                                                                                                            Center, Nebraska

                                                                                                            May 29, 2014

                                                                                                            9:30 a.m.

 

            A regular meeting of the Knox County Board of Supervisors was held in the Board of Supervisors’ Room in the Knox County Courthouse, in Center, Nebraska on the date of May 29, 2014 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.

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 Wausa Gazette 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: Kevin Mackeprang, Wausa Gazette Reporter Deanna Anderson, Hwy. Supt. Barta, Co. Assessor McManigal, Custodian Vickie McManigal, Dan Barnes, Co. Attorney Thomas, Alissa Doerr, Weed Supt. Banks, Chris Adelman, Sheriff Henery, Dave Boschult, and Emerg. Mgr. Hintz.

The minutes of the May 8, 2014 meeting were read.  Chairman Miller approved the May 8, 2014 meeting minutes as read with the correction that Supr. Schlote was present when approving the receipts.

Correspondence reviewed was: 1. Letter from North Central District Health Department offering on-site employee health screenings to businesses throughout their district as part of their new Working on Wellness program noting there is no charge to the employer for this program.

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

The Knox County Board of Supervisors reconvened at 10:23 a.m. with all members present except Supr. O’Connor, District #1.

            Custodian Vickie McManigal updated the Board on the additional work of cleaning the new addition and the additional toilet paper, paper hand towels and supplies needed.  After a discussion, motion by Supr. Schlote, seconded by Supr. Swanson to approve an additional $871.20 per month to Custodian Vickie McManigal over her current monthly rate until such time to renew the Custodial Contract in September.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #1.  Motion carried.

Hwy. Supt. Barta met with the Board on the following: 1. The bid opening for a new belly dump trailer will be held at 1:00 p.m.; 2. Motion by Supr. Fuchtman, seconded by Supr. Mackeprang to purchase a used 2007 International Tractor Truck from Cornhusker International Trucks Inc., Norfolk, NE in the amount of $53,000.00.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #1.  Motion carried; 3. Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Schlote to authorize Chairman Miller to sign a proposal with MRJ Engineering of Columbus, NE for replacing County Bridge #03-17N2 located on 542 Avenue in Morton Township crossing Little Bazile Creek.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #1.  Motion carried; 4. Quotes on H-Pile were reviewed.  Quotes received were: Husker Steel, Columbus NE, 18 – 8” x 35’ long, 630’ x 36 lb/ft = 22,680 lbs., 12 – 8” x 40’ long, 480’ x 36 lb/ft = 17,280 lbs. totaling 39,960 lbs or 1,100 LF at $15.65 each for a total of $17,215; Midwest Service and Sales Co., Schuyler NE, 18 pieces 8” H-Pile 36# 35’ at $581.49 each = $10,466.82 and 12 pieces 8” H-Pile 36# 40’ at $664.56 each = $7,974.72 for a total of $18,441.54.  Motion by Supr. Swanson, seconded by Supr. Sokol to accept the quote from Husker Steel, Columbus NE for the following H-Pile - 18 – 8” x 35’ long, 630’ x 36 lb/ft = 22,680 lbs., 12 – 8” x 40’ long, 480’ x 36 lb/ft = 17,280 lbs. totaling 39,960 lbs. or 1,100 LF at $15.65 each for a total of $17,215.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #1.  Motion carried; 5. The Peoria Township Board submitted an appeal to not vacate and abandon a .38-mile portion of 884 RD (Platted Road #141).  The Township Board did meet the statutory time period of filing an appeal.  Motion by Supr. Fuchtman, seconded by Supr. Sokol to approve the following Resolution accepting the Peoria Township Board’s appeal against vacating and abandoning a portion of 884 RD (Platted road #141) described in the following Resolution and the Knox County Board of Supervisors declares that the portion of 884 RD remain open.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #1.  Motion carried.

RESOLUTION NO. #2014- 13

 

A RESOLUTION TO NOT VACATE AND ABANDON DUE TO THE APPEAL OF THE PEORIA TOWNSHIP BOARD:             

 

      A .38-mile portion of 884 RD (Platted Road #141) - Beginning at the South Quarter Corner of 

            Section 19, thence west .38 miles, being located between the SW1/4 of Section 19 and the

            NW1/4  of Section 30, all in T31N, R3W of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska

           

WHEREAS, the Knox County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on January 30, 2014, and

WHEREAS, Resolution #2014-01 was adopted for the vacation and abandonment of the above listed portion of 884 RD (Platted Road #141), and

WHEREAS, proper notice and a copy of Resolution #2014-01 was sent by certified mail to each of the Peoria Township Board members informing them that they had four months to appeal such vacation/abandonment, and

WHEREAS, the Peoria Township Board has now appealed such vacation/abandonment and request that the portion of 884 RD (Platted Road #141) remain open, and

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED BY THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY OF KNOX, NEBRASKA: That a .38-mile portion of 884 RD (Platted Road #141) beginning at the South Quarter Corner of Section 19, thence west .38 miles, being located between the SW1/4 of Section 19 and the NW1/4 of Section 30, all in T31N, R3W of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska not be vacated and/or abandoned due to the appeal of the Peoria Township Board within the four month appeal period and that such portion of 884 RD (Platted Road #141) remain open.

            ADOPTED AND PASSED by the Board of Supervisors of the County of Knox, Nebraska this 29th of May 2014.

 

ATTEST:       (Seal)                                                                              COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

                                                                                                OF KNOX COUNTY, NEBRASKA

 

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

Knox County Clerk                                                                           Chairman                

 

            6.  Discussed putting up stop signs.  Hwy. Supt. Barta told the Board that an engineering study should be done for every stop sign put up and a resolution adopted on the placement of the sign.  Discussion ensued with Co. Attorney Thomas about the matter. Hwy. Supt. Barta said he would check with Mainelli Wagner Associates about signing off if he would conduct the study.  Currently the townships pay for signs and posts and the County puts them up and takes care of the maintenance of the sign.  Also more signage is needed on township roads.  Co. Attorney Thomas said that the County could bill the townships for the maintenance/replacement costs of regulatory signs.  The matter will be discussed at the next meeting and a resolution may be presented that would put the responsibility on the townships to pay for the signs, posts, maintenance/replacement costs, and all regulatory sign issues; 7. Spraying roadsides will be discussed later in the meeting with Weed Supt. Banks; 8.  A Nebraska safety grant was received and flexible bridge signs will be purchased; 9. Bridge crew update; 10. Oil crew update; 11. Discussed Hwy. Supt. Office Clerk Konnie Thiele’s introductory period is completed and payroll rate; 12. Road projects; 13. Discussed complaint received of person east of Center putting fence to edge of road.  Road right of way cannot be grazed and fences cannot be placed up to the edge of County roads.  Hwy. Supt. Barta will talk to the person first and if the fence is not removed in a week then a notification will be sent by certified mail and legal action taken.

Motion by Supr. Schlote, seconded by Supr. Swanson that all claims, audited and approved for payment by the Claims Committee, be allowed subject to delinquent personal taxes.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #1.  Motion carried.  Claims totaling $263,993.41 are listed at the end of these proceedings.

Motion by Supr. Fuchtman, seconded by Supr. Mackeprang 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 $416,091.60. 

            #16088 - Name Redacted, Cobra pmt., 27.66; #16089 – Name Redacted, Cobra pmt., 54.62; #16090 – Mark Simpson, 911 sign, 42.65; #16091 – Brian Eisenhauer, filing fee, 5.00; 16092 – Anthony Kauth, filing fee, 5.00; #16093 – Travis Mlady, filing fee, 5.00; #16094 – Neil Guenther, filing fee, 5.00; #16095 – St. of Nebr., hwy. alloc. & Build Nebr. Act, 125,156.75; #16096 – Register of Deeds, rec. fees & doc. st. tax, 5,899.26; #16097 – Cedar Co. Treasurer, tax coll-Crofton Fire Gen. & Sink & Wausa Fire Gen., 41,777.58; #16098 – Pierce Co. Treasurer, tax coll-Sch. Dist. #13 Gen., bldg. & capital, 3,045.70; #16099 -  Brunswick St. Bk., 365.75; #16100 – Frontier, 911 surcharges, 5.94; #16101 – Knox Co. Zoning, bldg. pmt., 40.00; #16102 – Karla Egger, inh. tax-Cleo M. Johnson Est., 783.94; #16103 – Michael E Zoubek, inh. tax-Mary E. Zoubek Est., 2,951.00; #16104 – Vicki Miller, PR & Betty Vorthems, PR, inh. tax-Phyllis A. Dannert Est., 5,869.72; #16105 – Tammy Henery, bottled water, 10.00; #16106 – Bohemia Township, road signs & posts, 730.00; #16107 – Jeffrey Warembourg, 911 sign, 42.65; #16108 – Kevin Mackeprang, voter reg. list, 18.44; #16109 – Brunswick State Bank, int., 822.95; #16110 – Knox Co. Atty., STOP funds, 40.00; #16111 – Carsten Barger, culvert, 728.00; #16112 – Knox Co. Zoning, bldg. pmt., 260.00; #16113 – Est. of Louise Kienow, inh. tax, 215,353.78; #16114 – Pronto, econ. dev. pmt, 706.70; #16115 – Sherman Street Apts., econ. dev. pmt., 443.81; #16116 – econ. dev. pmt., 665.72; #16117 – Midwest Bank, int. on CD’s, 2,265.23; #16118 – Vonage, 911 surcharges, 11.00; #16119 – Verdigre Township, culvert & band, 1,360.00; #16120 – Knox Co. Sheriff, Encartele – reimb. jail phone usage, 20.25; #16121 – Knox Co. Sheriff, order of sale, 204.00; #16122 – Knox Co. Treasurer, insufficient fund fee, 25.00; #16123 – St. of Nebraska, lodging tax, 1,487.30; #16124 – Knox Co. Sheriff/BIA, BIA April housing reimb., 2,144.00; #16125 – Knox Co. Clerk, imprest int., 5.27; #16126 – Knox Co. Zoning, bldg. pmt., 20.00; #16127 – Midwest Bank, int. on CD, 743.70; #16128 – Commercial St. Bk., int., 268.22; #16129 – Green Valley Veterinary, econ. dev. pmt., 702.70; #16130 – TC Complete Repair, econ. dev. pmt., 362.73; #16131 – Brunswick St. Bk., CD int., 609.58.

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

The Knox County Board of Supervisors reconvened at 1:00 p.m. with all members present except Supr. O’Connor District #1.

            Chairman Miller opened the advertised bid opening for a gravel belly dump trailer at 1:00 p.m.  Knox County reserves the right to deny any and all bids and further reserves the right to accept any bid that best serves the need of Knox County.  Bids received were: Boyer Trucks, Sioux Falls SD– 2014 R-Way belly dump trailer, $43,462.00; Truck Trailer Sales & Service Inc., Yankton SD-2015 Dakota 4303 belly dump trailer, $41,480.00; NMC, Norfolk NE-2015 Trail King belly dump trailer, $53,300.00.  Motion by Supr. Fuchtman, seconded by Supr. Mackeprang to accept the bid from Boyer Trucks, Sioux Falls SD for a 2014 R-Way belly dump trailer in the amount of $43,462.00.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #1.  Motion carried.

            Co. Attorney Thomas updated the Board on the following: 1. The United States Supreme Court has decided that Native American casinos can be placed off reservation property; 2. Courtroom carpet; 3. Local bids for television monitors for the Boardroom and Courtroom; 4. Statutes say that the cost to control weeds in the road right of way shall be paid by the Board in control of the right of way, therefore, the County Board is responsible for spraying noxious weeds in the County road right of way.  Township Boards will be responsible for controlling noxious weeds in their road right of ways.  Also, Co. Attorney Thomas suggests the use of a notice that is recorded in the Register of Deeds’ Office against the real estate of a person who is not controlling noxious weeds. 

            Weed Supt. Banks and Dave Boschult with the Nebraska Dept. of Agriculture met with the Board regarding spraying of noxious weeds.  Weed Supt. Banks will be spraying the County road right of way.  Discussion was held on the large amount of leafy spurge this year, and methods and sprays available.  A letter will be sent by the Board to the Township Boards advising them that they will need to control the noxious weeds in their road right of ways.

            There was no public comment on agenda items.

            There was no public comment on non-agenda items.

            Chairman Miller updated the Board on the recent Planning Commission meeting.

            As per the request of Supr. O’Connor, Chairman Miller read into record a letter submitted by Supr. O’Connor regarding the application of Troy and Kristen Behounek for a conditional use permit.

            Emergency Manager Hintz presented information to the Board on options of chairs and tables for the lower conference room.  Motion by Supr. Swanson, seconded by Supr. Schlote to purchase 75 stacking banquet chairs and six   6-ft. and six 8-ft portable tables, and the cost to be paid by the KENO account.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #1.  Motion carried.

            Motion by Supr. Fuchtman, seconded by Supr. Sokol to place on file the March 11, 2014 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.

            Co. Assessor McManigal presented the annual maintenance and support service agreement costs for the GIS Workshop program for the Assessor and Zoning Administrator.  The cost did increase from $4,500 to $4,944 for the Assessor’s program and $2,500 to $2,575 for the Zoning program.  Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Sokol to approve the annual Maintenance and Support Services Agreement costs with GIS Workshop, Inc. of $4,944 for the Assessor’s program and $2,575 for the Zoning program and the costs to be paid out of the KENO account.  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 commercially cleaning and waxing the floors in the main Courthouse building.  More information will be researched.

            Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Schlote to authorize Chairman Miller to sign the Certificate of Substantial Completion on the new Courthouse addition.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #1.  Motion carried.

            The Board discussed parking for the employees and requests the south side along the new addition and the middle and southern area along the east side of the building be reserved for the public.

            The Board viewed the yard to mark where the new sidewalk will be located between the east front door and the south door in the new addition. 

            GENERAL FUND.  Ann Flood, mental health hrg., 50.00; AS Central Finance, teletype, 448.00; AS Central Services, AS 400 use, 38.60; Associated Psychologists & Counselors, testing, 700.00; Automated Systems Inc., network operating system support, 1,488.00; Bloomfield Medical Clinic, med treatment, 15.00; Bloomfield Tire & Oil LLC, van gas, 65.00; Bomgaars, supp., 23.16; Century Link, long distance, 78.44; City of Bloomfield, rent, 160.00; Creighton News, publ., 115.50; Creighton Pronto, gas, 74.61; Dean Wilken, mtg. exp., 31.16; Dollar General, supp., 191.25; ESRI, maintenance, 700.00; F & M St. Bk., ach file, 20.00; First Nat’l. Bk. Omaha, gas, meals, antivirus, 2,125.91; Fred Steffen, mtg. exp., 50.76; GIS Workshop, license, maintenance & support, 7,810.00; Greg Kuhlman, mtg. exp., 38.44; Independent Pest Management, pest control, 275.00; Jack’s Uniforms & Equip., taser equip., 1,799.90; James Egley, mental health hrg., 75.00; Jana Osborne, elec. help, 118.40; Jim Kotrous, mtg. exp., 56.36; Joann M. Fischer, reimb. elect. costs, 64.42; John Thomas, reimb. trash cans, bulletin boards, soap dispensers, & mlge., 2,045.89; Keith Nielsen, mtg. exp., 36.20; Ken Foner, mtg. exp., 51.88; Liz Doerr, mlge., postage & toner, 137.18; Madison Co. Court, crt. costs, 6.00; Madison Co. Sheriff, mental health hrg., 21.35; Marjorie Schaffer, mental health hrg., 50.00; Menford Electric, LLC, labor & materials to install lights & move outlet, 379.66; MIPS, computers, 1,496.31; Monica J. McManigal, mlge., 192.50; Monroe Systems for Business Inc., calculator ribbons, 57.68; NE Advance Sheets, subs., 200.00; NE Health & Human Serv., inst. bill, 90.00; NE Public Health Environmental Lab, blood test, 105.00; NENEDD, dues, 875.00; Northeast NE Juvenile Services., holding juvenile, 701.25; Office Systems Co., contract base rate, 121.00; Postmaster, postage, 294.00; Primary 2014 Election workers, 4,455.52; Quill, supp., 653.07; Robert Ganz, mtg. exp., 51.88; Steven Banks, reimb. training, 10.00; Sun Data, toner, 784.65; Val Olson, mental health hrg., 50.00; The Verdigre Eagle, network adaptor card & publ., 61.10; Vickie McManigal, janitor cont., reimb. blinds & elect. help, 3,073.76; Village of Center, water, sewer & garbage, 609.00; Wausa Gazette, publ., 76.92; Wintronic, battery backup, 8.00.

            ROAD FUND.  Salary, 54,663.06; Avera Medical Group, drug tests, 75.00; B’s Enterprises, Inc., signs & culverts, 7,179.00; Backus Sand & Gravel, gravel, 2,267.52; Battle Creek Farmers Pride, diesel, 2,022.38; Bloomfield Medical Clinic, CDL physical, 115.00; Bloomfield Tire & Oil LLC, gas, 331.65; Bomgaars, gas, supplies & tools, 1,208.29; Cedar-Knox PPD, electricity, 99.89; City of Plainview Solid Waste Div., silt fence removal, 999.44; CMart, LLC, gas, 53.26; Coll of Int. Rev., Soc. Sec. Co. pays, 4,146.64; Cornhusker Int’l. Truck Inc., used truck, 53,000.00; Co. of Knox Employee Benefit %HealthCare Solutions Group, ins. Co. pays, 9,646.24; Crane Sales & Service, rep., 997.52; Creighton Pronto, gas, 150.09; Don McElhose, clay, rock, haul & equip. rent, 11,220.00; Don Pahl, prior serv., 25.00; First Nat’l. Bk. Omaha, batteries, 52.06; Frank Skokan, dirt, 304.00; Frank’s Food Mart, shop supp., 11.98; Freeman Oil LLC, diesel, 1,792.80; Frevert Excavating LLC, equip. rent, 1,555.00; HealthPlan Services, Inc., ins. Co. pays, 497.88; Herbert Feed & Grain, diesel, 4,505.01; Husker Steel, bridge steel, 45,813.00; Joel Suhr, clay, 659.00; Kayton Int’l. Inc., rep., 82.01; Larry Pilar, prior serv., 21.00; Larry Moeller, sand, 1,200.00; The Lincoln Nat’l. Life Ins. Co., ins. Co. pays, 32.30; Lynn Smith, clay, 150.00; Mark Binnebose, shop tools, 303.38; Menford’s Trustworthy Hardware, shop supp., 11.73; MIPS, office computers, 2,629.41; NAPA Bloomfield, shop supp., rep., & filters, 1,943.71; NPPD, electricity, 139.13; Omaha Slings, Inc., reels of wire, 1,760.19; People’s Grocery, shop supp., 11.89; Retirement Plans Div. of Ameritas, retirement Co. pays, 3,665.47; Rose Equipment Inc., rep., 415.06; Source Gas Distribution LLC, heating fuel, 78.73; Trails End Ranch, dirt, 561.00; Verdigre Farm Service, gas & repairs, 7,039.52; Village of Center, water & sewer, 23.00; Village of Niobrara, water & sewer, 35.50; Yankton Fire & Safety Co., fire extinguishers, 25.00.

            CHILD SUPPORT FUND.  Century Link, long distance, 4.62; John Thomas, reimb. window blinds, 3,795.82.

            VIISTORS IMPROVEMENT FUND.  Great Plains Comm., kiosk internet, 142.28.

            CO. INSURANCE FUND.  Name Redacted, ded. reimb., 250.00; Name Redacted, ded. reimb., 250.00; Name Redacted, ded. reimb., 250.00.

            C & C DEVELOPMENT FUND.  Century Link, long distance, 4.62; Country Creations, key chains, 715.00; First Nat’l. Bk. Omaha, travel, training & antivirus, 372.06; Matt Cerny, mlge. & conference, 489.56.

            911 EMERGENCY FUND.  Century Link, phone, 512.76; First Nat’l. Bk. Omaha, gas, 92.24; Ramada Inn, lodging, 288.00.

                                                                                    TOTALS

 

                                                General Fund                                                    33,307.71

                                                Road Fund                                                       223,518.74

                                                Child Support Fund                                             3,800.44

                                                Visitor’s Improvement Fund                                    142.28

                                                County Insurance Fund                                          750.00

                                                C & C Development Fund                                    1,581.24

                                                911 Emergency Fund                                             893.00

                                                                                    Total                            263,993.41

 

Chairman Miller adjourned the Knox County Board of Supervisors at 3:00 p.m., May 29, 2014 until Thursday,     June 12, 2014 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 29, 2014   

                                                                                                            Center, Nebraska

9:45 a.m.

 

A regular meeting of the Knox County Board of Equalization was held in the Board of Supervisors’ Room in the Knox County Courthouse in Center, Nebraska on the date of May 29, 2014 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 Supr. O’Connor District #1.  Chairman Swanson presiding.    Also present was Co. Assessor McManigal and Kevin Mackeprang.

            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 Wausa Gazette 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, 2014 meeting were read.  Chairman Swanson approved the May 8, 2014 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. Sokol that the Tax Claims Committee recommendation on Tax Claims #7791 through #7796 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 was District #1.  Motion carried.

            Co. Assessor McManigal met with the Board on the following: 1. School land.  Discussion was held on assessment of lessees’ fences and dams on school land, the lessee paying taxes on the assessed property and how the Dept. of Education reimburses the lessee for improvements after the lease is completed; 2. GIS Workshop.  A proposal from GIS Workshop was reviewed for aerial imagery of the County that would enhance the current GIS web information to include the aerials.  The fly-over would be done by May 2015.  Co. Assessor McManigal received credit from other work done by GIS Workshop so she could apply the credit towards the cost and the cost of the project could be paid over a three-year period.  Motion by Supr. Sokol, seconded by Supr. Fuchtman to approve a cost proposal and contract from GIS Workshop, Inc. to fly their aerial oblique imagery at a cost of $25,000 to be paid over a three year period and to apply any credits received now and in the future.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #1.  Motion carried.

            Chairman Swanson adjourned the Knox County Board of Equalization at 10:23 a.m. on May 29, 2014 until 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, June 12, 2014 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, Chairman

 

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

                                                                                                            Center, Nebraska

                                                                                                            June 12, 2014

                                                                                                            9:30 a.m.

 

            A regular meeting of the Knox County Board of Supervisors was held in the Board of Supervisors’ Room in the Knox County Courthouse, in Center, Nebraska on the date of June 12, 2014 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 Niobrara Tribune 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: Kevin Mackeprang, Co. Assessor McManigal, Katie Fritz, Wausa Gazette Reporter Deanna Anderson, Linda Wuebben, Kristen and Troy Behounek, Nick Stout, Lori Stout, Fred Steffen, Zoning Administrator Doerr, Co. Attorney Thomas, Alissa Doerr, Doug Ptacnik, Jerry Nipp, Philip Jensen, Larry Fahrenbruch, Co. Sheriff Henery and Co. Treasurer Stark. 

The minutes of the May 29, 2014 meeting were read.  Chairman Miller approved the May 29, 2014 meeting minutes as read.

Correspondence reviewed was: 1. Letter to all County Officers and Department Heads from County Attorney Thomas about Sec. 12 of LB 907 approved by Governor Heineman on April 16, 2014, concerning public employers’ responsibilities regarding an applicant’s criminal history.  2.  Letter from Connie J. Janecek, Knox County 911 Coordinator, regarding loan repayment transfers from the Wireless 911 Fund and E911 Fund to the Inheritance Fund.  3.  Northeast Nebraska RC&D Connections newsletter.  4. Northeast Community College Spring/Summer 2014 Connections magazine. 

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 $243,073.85. 

#16132 – St. of NE, grant, 3,840.05; #16133 – Midwest Bank, int., 2,413.98; #16134 – Northern Ponca Housing Authority, in lieu of tax, 710.80; #16135 – St. of NE, June HHS rent, 2,205.00; #16136 – St. of NE, 911 wireless, 3,898.72; #16137 – St. of NE, ins. prem. pmt., 16,342.50; #16138, St. of NE, juv. justice grant, 1,500.00; #16139 - Mike Beckman, beam, 109.81; #16140 – M.J. Brummer, water meter, 50.00; #16141 – Knox Co. Clerk, marr. lic., 15.00; #16142 – Knox Co. Clerk, marr. lic., 15.00; #16143 – Knox Co. Treasurer, int., 661.20; #16144 – Knox Co. Treasurer, int., 215.80; #16145 – St. of NE, homestead pmt., 45,373.67; #16146 – St. of NE, reimb., 86.34; #16147 – Knox Co. Clerk, May collections, 301.89; #16148 – Knox County Chiropractic, econ. dev. pmt., 70.67; #16149 – Main Street Grocery, econ. dev. pmt., 790.80; #16150 – White Tail River Ridge, econ. dev. pmt., 306.00; #16151 – Elaine’s Tavern, econ. dev. pmt., 237.24; #16152 – Downtown Auto Service, econ. dev. pmt., 1,846.90; #16153 – Knox Co. Court, May collections, 4,076.00; #16154 – Register of Deeds, May collections, 7,061.71; #16155 – Knox Co. Sheriff, May collections, 615.00; #16156 – Knox Co. Zoning, bldg. pmt., 290.00; #16157 – Encartele, Inc., reimb., 72.00; #16158 – Knox Co. Clerk, imprest int., 6.72; #16159 – Knox Co. Treasurer, postage, 223.00; #16160 – Knox Co. Attorney, May collections, 40.00; #16161 – marr. lic., 15.00; #16162 – Frontier, 911 surcharge, 5.94; #16163 – Daniel Vakoc, culvert & band, 890.00; #16164 – Commercial State Bank, CD int., 1,764.38; #16165 – Knox Co. Clerk, marr. lic., 15.00; #16166 – St. of NE, hwy. alloc. and Build Nebraska Act LB84 $5,681.17 (included in hwy. alloc.) , 127,699.29; #16167 – Clerk of Dist. Court, May collections, 772.98; #16168 – Family Variety, econ. dev. pmt., 260.98; #16169 – Uptown Beauty, econ. dev. pmt., 345.00; #16170 – Bradford Foremen, inh. tax – Marie F. Dittoe Est., 4,883.89; #16171 – Kristina K. Wright, inh. tax – Marie F. Dittoe Est., 1,637.03; #16172 – Cedar Co. Treasurer, May coll., 8,691.99; #16173 – Cedar Co. Treasurer, May coll., 1,839.07; #16174 – Village of Verdigre, oil, 877.50.

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

The Knox County Board of Supervisors reconvened at 10:18 a.m. with all members present.

Crofton City Development Director, Linda Wuebben, met with the Board to request that the Addendum to the Interlocal Agreement between the County of Knox and the City of Crofton regarding the joint use of City property for a cold mix preparation and storage site within the city limits of Crofton be amended to remove Lots 4, 5 and 6 from the real estate description as these lots have been sold.  Motion by Supr. O’Connor, seconded by Supr. Sokol to amend the Addendum to the Interlocal Agreement between the County of Knox and the City of Crofton to remove Lots 4, 5 and 6 from the real estate description, pending the approval of County Attorney Thomas.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion Carried.

Katie Fritz, contact person for the County’s NIRMA insurance plan, presented information regarding NIRMA’s alternate property deductible levels for the July 1, 2014 to July 1, 2015 policy period.  Discussion was held and Mrs. Fritz will call NIRMA regarding questions that were raised and report back later in the meeting. 

At 10:30 a.m., Chairman Miller opened the advertised public hearing on Conditional Use Permit Application #CU0015 submitted by Troy and Kristen Behounek dba Toy Shed Storage, Crofton, NE, for the construction and operation of a self-storage unit on part of the N1/2NW1/4NE1/4 of Section 23, T33N, R2W of the 6th P.M., Knox County, NE.  Zoning Administrator Doerr reported on the Knox County Planning Commission’s recommendation to approve the permit with five conditions and read letters received from Lyle Tramp and Supr. Marty O’Connor.  Fred Steffen, Planning Commission Board member, presented information on the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System and discussion was held regarding drainage issues, violations of State and County regulations, and what is needed to be in compliance.   Nick Stout presented pictures of the drainage issues affecting his property and explained his opposition to the permit.  Also in attendance at the hearing were Troy and Kristen Behounek and Lori Stout. The public hearing was closed by Chairman Miller at 11:19 a.m.  Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Schlote to approve Conditional Use Permit #CU0015 for Troy and Kristen Behounek dba Toy Shed Storage, Crofton, NE, with the stipulation that the Behounek’s are in compliance with the Knox County Zoning Regulations before construction begins and to approve Resolution #2014-15 subject to the Knox County Planning Commission’s conditions #1 through #5 and to add condition #6 to show compliance of diversion of water before construction begins according to Knox County Zoning Regulations.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays District #1.  Motion carried. 

 

RESOLUTION #2014-15

 

WHEREAS, Troy & Kristen Behounek dba Toy Shed Storage has applied for Conditional Use Permit #CU0015 to construct and operate a self-storage unit on a tract of land legally described as part of the north one half of the northwest one quarter of the northeast one quarter (N ½, NW ¼, NE ¼) of Section 23, Township 33 North, Range 2 West of the 6th p.m. Knox County, Nebraska; less the following tracts:

 

Commencing at the Northeast corner of said Section Twenty-three (23), thence 5 89°58'05" W along the north section line a distance of 708.65 feet; thence on an assumed bearing of S 00°00'00" E a distance of 54.82 feet to a point of beginning on the south right-of-way line of Knox County Highway 54C; thence continuing S 00°00'00" E a distance of 605.18 feet; thence 5 89°58'05” W a distance of 784.08 feet; thence N 00°00'00" E a distance of 619.10 feet back to said south right-of-way line; thence N 88°53'54” E along said south right­of-way line a distance of 170.76 feet; thence S 88°26'06” E continuing along said south right-of-way line a distance of 613.58 feet to the point of beginning.

 

AND

 

Commencing et: the Northeast corner of said Section Twenty-three (23), thence 5 89°58'05" W along the north section line a distance of 708.65 feet; thence on an assumed bearing of S 00°00’00” E a distance of 54.82 feet to a point of beginning on the south right-of-way line of Knox County Highway 54C; thence continuing S 00° 00' 00” E a distance of 605.18 feet; thence S 89°58'05” W a distance of 670.04 feet to the West right-of-way line of Nebraska Highway 121; thence N 00°32'26” E along said Nebraska Highway 121 West right-of-way a distance of 594.79 feet back to said Knox County Highway South right­ of-way line; thence N 89°15'06” W along said South right-of-way line a distance of 589.81 feet; thence N 88°26'06” W continuing along said South right-of-way line a distance of 85.92 feet to the point of beginning.

 

Also excepting that part deeded to the state of Nebraska in Book 86, at Page 401 and at Page 412

 

WHEREAS, the Knox County Planning Commission has given public notice as required by the Nebraska State Statutes, of a hearing held on the 20th day of May, 2014, at 7:30 PM in the Bloomfield Community Center on the proposed application; 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 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.  One business sign up to 80 square feet is allowed. 

2.  A security fence with secure access no less than 8’ tall shall be erected along the perimeter of the site before completing construction of the storage unit building. 

3.  No outside storage is allowed because it will be within sight and will attract crime.

4.  Under the soffit lighting shall be included on the east and west sides of the building.

5.  Two rows of screening trees around the entire site and an additional Two rows of 6-8’ trees are to be planted along the east property line. 

6.  Must show compliance of diversion of water before construction begins according to Knox County Zoning Regulations.

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, THAT THE TROY AND KRISTEN BEHOUNEK CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #CU0015 BE APPROVED.

 

Dated this 12th day of June, 2014.

 

KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

 

Virgil H. Miller  /s/                                                                     VOTED “NO” M. J. O’Connor  /s/                   

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

 

Rayder Swanson /s/                                                                  James Sokol, Jr.  /s/                                        

Rayder Swanson, Dist. #2                                                         James Sokol, Jr., Dist. #4

 

Norman Mackeprang  /s/                                                           Danny R. Schlote  /s/                                      

Norman Mackeprang, Dist. #5                                                   Danny R. Schlote, Dist. #6

 

      Jim Fuchtman  /s/                          

                   Jim Fuchtman, Dist. #7

 

ATTEST:                 (Seal)

 

Rhonda K. Surface, Deputy  /s/                        

Rhonda K. Surface, Deputy Knox County Clerk

 

            Doug Ptacnik, Jerry Nipp, and Philip Jensen, representatives from Great Plains Communications, met with the Board in regard to providing wireless internet to the Courthouse.  Philip Jensen, Sales Manager Business Accounts, presented a GPC Service Order Agreement for installing internet access of 20Mbps by 20Mbps through underground fiber optic cable from the Great Plains building located in Center to the Courthouse.  The term of the agreement would be for 60 months with a monthly recurring charge of $1,100.00 and a non-recurring charge of $250.00.  This would be a stand alone wireless internet connection and the cost would be over and above what is currently being paid to Great Plains for their other services to the Courthouse.   Doug Ptacnik presented a quote in the amount of $5,818.58 for the network equipment, installation and labor.   The Board took no action and requested that other options be researched by Great Plains Communications.

            Larry Fahrenbruch, Independent Associate–Director representing LegalShield, presented information to the Board about a legal and identity theft plan that he provides and requested the Board’s permission to offer it to the County employees.  Supr. Swanson made a motion that Mr. Fahrenbruch be allowed to meet with the County employees on their own time and not the County’s time.  Further discussion was held about forming a group which would make the premiums for the employees lower.  The Board was not in favor of forming a group and Supr. Swanson rescinded his motion.  Mr. Fehrenbruch was informed that he could leave informational packets with the County Clerk’s office which could be distributed to the employees and if the employees were interested in his product then they could personally contact him. 

Chairman Miller moves the Board recess for lunch at 12:22 p.m.

The Knox County Board of Supervisors reconvened at 1:00 p.m. with all members present.

Katie Fritz reported to the Board that she had called Larry Pelan at NIRMA to clarify questions about the County’s insurance deductible.  Motion by Supr. Sokol, seconded by Supr. Fuchtman to raise the deductible on the Auto Physical Damage insurance from $1,000 to $2,500 and leave the deductible the same at $1,000 for the Inland Marine and Property, Building & Contents insurance.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

Katie Fritz, Office Manager for Hwy. Supt. Barta, met with the Board on the following road department business:  1. The agreement and resolution on Verdigre North Federal Aid Bridge Proj. No. BRO-7054(19), C.N. 31821 is being tabled as there are changes that need to be made to the agreement.  2.  Bridge crew update; 3.  Oil Crew update; 4.   Update on the .5 mile road project north of Horseshoe Hill. 

Discussion was held on the Resolution drafted by County Attorney Thomas regarding the Townships’ responsibility for the placement and maintenance of traffic control devises.  Motion by Supr. Swanson, seconded by Supr. Mackeprang to adopt Resolution No. 2014-16 regarding the Townships’ responsibility for the placement, installation and maintenance of traffic control devises and the associated costs.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays None.  Motion carried.

 

BEFORE THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

OF KNOX COUNTY, NEBRASKA

 

TOWNSHIPS TO BE                                                                                        )

RESPONSIBLE FOR                                                                                         )  RESOLUTION NO. 2014-16

TRAFFIC SIGNS                                                                                              )

 

            WHEREAS, Neb. Rev. Stat. § 60-6,121 provides that placement and maintenance of traffic control devises is within the jurisdiction of local authorities; and,

            WHEREAS, the County has previously been volunteering to install and maintain traffic signs in townships; and,

            WHEREAS, the County has previously been volunteering to be responsible for costs associated with replacing signs and posts at existing locations in townships.

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Supervisors of Knox County, Nebraska, that each township be responsible for:

            1. Engineering study necessary for placement of traffic control devices, including signs,

            2.  Installation and maintenance of traffic control devices in the township, and

            3.  Costs associated with replacement of traffic control devices.

            DATED June 12, 2014 at the Knox County Courthouse, Center, Knox County, Nebraska.

                                   

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

OF KNOX COUNTY, NEBRASKA

 

Virgil H. Miller  /s/                                                                     M.J. O’Connor  /s/                                           

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

Rayder Swanson  /s/                                                                Jim Sokol, Jr.  /s/                                            

Rayder Swanson, District #2                                                     Jim Sokol, Jr., District #4

                                                                                   

Norman Mackeprang  /s/                                                           Danny Schlote  /s/                                           

Norman Mackeprang, District #5                                                           Danny Schlote, District #6

 

Jim Fuchtman  /s/                                

Jim Fuchtman, District #7

 

ATTEST:               (Seal)

 

Rhonda K. Surface, Deputy  /s/                        

Rhonda K. Surface, Deputy Knox County Clerk

 

            County Attorney Thomas met with the Board on the following:  1.  Showed carpet samples for the Courtroom and discussed the following quotes he received for Shaw Feedback carpet tile:  Flooring Solutions, Norfolk, NE, carpet and labor - $5,731.75; Floor to Ceiling, Yankton, SD, carpet and labor - $6,411.00; Carhart Lumber Company, Bloomfield, NE, carpet only - $5,001.65 (labor not included).  The Board directed County Attorney Thomas to purchase the carpet from Flooring Solutions, Norfolk, NE.  2.  Discussed wireless internet needs for the Courthouse.  3.  Explained the letter written to all County Officers and Department Heads about LB 907.

            Motion by Supr. Fuchtman, seconded by Supr. Swanson to place on file the Zoning Monthly Permit Report for May 2014.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

            Motion by Supr. Schlote, seconded by Supr. O’Connor to place on file the Clerk of the District Court’s  Fee Report for May 2014.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

            Discussion was held on proposals from the County Officials regarding the 2015 wages for their employees.  Sheriff Henery presented wage comparison information and proposed a wage increase of $1.00 per hour for his jailors/dispatchers.  Deputy Sheriff wages were also discussed.  A letter to the Board from Co. Clerk Fischer, Co. Treasurer Stark, Co. Assessor McManigal and Co. Attorney Thomas regarding their proposal for a 3.5% increase for employees who are not classified as deputies and/or do not receive the deputy wage was reviewed and Supr. Mackeprang commended the officials for their reasonable proposal.  A proposal of $12 per hour for a starting wage for non-exempt employees was also presented in the letter. Research of wages for the road department has not been completed at this time. 

            There was no public comment on agenda items.

            Public comment on non-agenda items was from Supr. Sokol who informed the Board that he received a call from one of his constituents regarding concerns about the livestock friendly designation and discussion was held with Zoning Administrator Doerr about her responsibilities. 

            Motion by Supr. Swanson, seconded by Supr. Fuchtman that all claims, except Claim #2586 in the General Fund  and Claim #2610 in the Road Fund, 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. 

            Motion by Supr. Schlote, seconded by Supr. Swanson that Claim #2586 in the General Fund and #2610 in the Road Fund, audited and approved for payment by the Claims Committee be allowed subject to delinquent personal taxes.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Abstain Districts #1 and #3.  Motion carried.  Claims totaling $481,500.58 are listed below.           

GENERAL FUND. Salaries, 123,475.92; Amanda Boggs, elect. mlge., 14.56; Bloomfield Tire & Oil LLC, gas, 21.78; Bob’s Candy Service, Inc., mops, 18.05; Bonnie R. Cash, prior serv., 9.00; Carol Peters, prior serv., 15.00; Center Garage, repair, 841.00; Christa Beckmann, elect. mlge. & supp., 42.17; City of O’Neill, juv. justice, 839.61; Knox Co. Court, crt. costs, 171.00; Collector of Internal Rev., Soc. Sec. Co. pays, 9,316.60; County of Knox Emp. Benefit Acct., HealthCare Solutions Group, Inc., ins. Co. pays, 22,909.82; Creighton News, elect. notice, 931.00; Crofton Journal/Niobrara Tribune, elect. notice, brd. proc. & notices, 1,011.67; Curt Mackeprang. bd. exp., 18.44; Dale Ketelsen, shelving & labor, 210.00; Derek Cunningham, bd. exp., 29.64; Donald J. Jiracek, prior serv., 25.00; Eakes Office Plus, cabinets, desk & copier agmt., 4,182.41; Ecowater Systems, water, 200.00; Elaine’s Tavern & Café, pris. meals, 2,682.50; Great Plains Comm., phone, 1,265.68; Health Plan Services, Inc., ins. Co. pays, 1,236.34; Jack’s Qwikshop, gas, 47.06; Jacqueline F. Fritz, prior serv., 24.00; Jacquelyn E. Meier, prior serv., 21.00; James F. Janecek, prior serv., 21.00; James Scott., mlge., 38.08; Janita Kube, bd. exp., 38.60; Jedlicka’s Hardware Hank, supp., 11.36; JoAnn Eisenbeiss, prior serv., 45.00; JoAnn P. Knori, prior serv., 20.00; John Thomas, mlge. trng. & hub, 707.09; Katie Fritz, elect. mlge., 6.72; Kay Morrill, bd. exp., 17.88; Knox Co. Sheriff, mlge., court costs & reimb., 344.72; Name Redacted, medicare reimb., 104.90; The Lincoln National Life Ins. Co., ins. Co. pays, 74.39; Lois Colwell, prior serv., 27.00; Madison County Attorney, juvn. justice, 255.05; Manatron, Inc., assessor supp. contract, 12,931.19; Mary Eiler, bd. exp., 38.60; Mary Ketelsen, off. supp., 22.87; Microfilm Imaging Systems, scanner rental, 46.00; MIPS, compt. prg., 659.33; Monica J. McManigal, reimb., 99.05; NACO, dues, 1,609.50; NACEB, bd. exp., 100.00; Name Redacted, medicare reimb., 283.77; North Central PPD, electricity, 1,954.16; Northeast Community College, CPR class, 90.00; Northeast Nebraska News, notice, 7.29; Northeast Research & Ext. Center, equip, 1,812.76; Quill, supp., 814.30; Region IV Behavioral Health System, qtr. bill, 4,225.50; Region IV Inc., qtr. bill, 2,521.50; Reliable Office Supplies, supp., 992.41; Reserve Account., postage, 6,000.00; Retirement Plans Div. of Ameritas, ret. Co. pays, 8,126.72; Roma Walton, prior serv., 51.00; Ruth Vonderohe, mlge., 438.48; Safe N Secure, cameras & scanner, 24,770.68; Schreier’s Lumber Co., supp., 121.50; Sunrise Hill Veterinary Hosp. PC, dog welfare ck., 54.74; Tammy Henery, lawn service, 771.00; Telebeep, pager, 51.33; The Farner  Co., Inc., utensils, 57.15; The Monitor, notices, election exp. & envelopes, 2,265.58; Tom Kotrous, grant funds, 3,840.05; U.S. Cellular, cell phone, 89.70; U.S. Cellular, cell phone, 126.33; The Verdigre Eagle, election, notices & notary seal, 610.38; Verdigre Farm Supply, gas, 175.87; Village of Center, water, sewer & garbage, 564.00; Name Redacted, medicare reimb., 335.31; Virginia Buerman, prior serv., 27.00; Wausa Gazette, notices, bd. proc., & election, 984.39.

ROAD FUND. Salaries, 493.75; B’s Enterprises, culverts, 6,936.25; Backus Sand & Gravel, gravel/haul, 4,390.26; Battle Creek Farmers Pride, diesel, 3,653.18; Bloomfield Tire & Oil LLC, gas/diesel, 535.33; CHS, gas/diesel, 1,897.76; City of Bloomfield, water, 17.50; C-Mart, gas, 103.25; Collector of Internal Rev., Soc. Sec. Co. pays, 37.77; Cornhusker International Truck, repairs, 99.71; Creighton Pronto, gas, 510.82; Creston Fertilizer Co., grazon, 430.00; Crofton Journal, ad, 24.14; Cumins Central Power, LLC, repairs, 57.03; D & L Towing, towing, 590.00; Don McElhose, clay, rock/hauling, 4,367.50; Eakes Office Plus, copier agrmt., 242.25; Frank’s Food Mart, supp, 14.88; Freeman Oil, LLC, diesel, 2,754.00; Gary Backhaus Gravel LLC, gravel/hauling, 6,410.87; Great Plains Comm., telephone, 503.57; Grossenberg Imp., repairs, 226.54; Hefner True Value, supp., 41.31; Herbert Feed & Grain Co., diesel, 2,753.73; Hradec Diesel Inc., repairs, 271.19; Husker Steel, steel and H piling, 67,244.50; J & K Auto, gas, 116.50; Jack’s Quikshop, gas, 527.70; Name Redacted, medicare reimb., 365.52; Jebro, Inc., road oil, 41,321.74; Jedlicka’s Hardware Hank, supp., 15.76; Kayton International Inc., repairs and supp., 104.80; Kevin Barta, reg. fee, 10.00; KTP Enterprises, Inc., repairs, 149.50; Melvin Barger, gravel, 1,984.00; Menford’s Trustworthy Hardware, supp., 30.02; MIPS, computer setup, 859.12; Mitteis Gravel, gravel, 90.67; N & B Gas Co., propane, 187.68; Nebraska Public Power, electricity, 32.21; Newman Traffic Signs, signs, 1,158.00; North Central Public Power District, electricity, 246.56; Northeast Nebraska News, ad, 6.12; Peters Hardware, hose, 40.89; Power Plan, repairs, 1,164.52; Quill Corp., supp., 314.81; Retirement Plans Div. of Ameritas, ret. Co. pays., 33.33; Steffen’s Service Station, gas, 31.82; U.S. Cellular, cell phones, 348.05; Vakoc Excavating, LLC, gravel, equip. rental, and hauling, 55,420.21; Verdigre Farm Service, supp., gas/diesel, oil/filter, tire repair, erosion control, 7,650.12; Village of Niobrara, water/sewer, 34.94; Village of Verdigre, water/sewer/garbage, 66.45; West Hodson Lumber, masonry, 643.05; West Hodson Lumber, grass seed, 11.99.

            CHILD SUPPORT FUND. Great Plains Comm., phone, 38.31; Microfilm Imaging, scanner rental, 46.00; Postmaster, postage, 490.00.

            VISITORS IMPROVEMENT FUND. Great Plains Comm., internet, 304.56.

            ROD PRESERVATION AND MODERNIZATION FUND. MIPS, computer program, 123.25.

            ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUND. Salary, 25.00; Collector of Internal Revenue, Soc. Sec. Co. pays, 1.91; Northeast Nebraska Economic Development, adm., 147.00; Retirement Plans Div. of Ameritas, ret. Co. pays, 1.69.

            C AND C DEVELOPMENT FUND. Salary, 3,300.00; Collector of Internal Revenue, Soc. Sec. Co. pays, 252.45; County of Knox Emp. Benefit Acct., ins. Co. pays, 602.89; Crofton Journal/Niobrara Tribune, sub., 50.00; Great Plains Comm., phone, 38.36; Health Plan Services, Inc., ins. Co. pays, 27.66; The Lincoln National Life Ins. Co., ins., Co. pays, 1.83; Matt Cerny, mlge., 64.96; Retirement Plans Div. of Ameritas, ret. Co. pays, 222.75, U.S. Cellular, cell phone, 63.27.

            INHERITANCE FUND. Mannes Architects LLC, final pmt., 4,932.99; Rodney W. Smith, pub. def. cont., 2,083.33; The Law Office of Jeffrey M. Doerr PC, fees, 1,139.73.

            911 EMERGENCY FUND. Century Link, phone, 2.97; Great Plains Comm., phone, 804.61; Three River Telco., phone, 221.41.

 

TOTALS

                                                General Fund                                                    249,940.48

                                                Road Fund                                                        217,573.17                                   

                                                Child Support Fund                                                  574.31

                                                Visitor’s Improvement Fund                                      304.56

                                                ROD Preservation & Modernization Fund                  123.25

                                                Economic Development Fund                                   175.60

                                                C and C Development Fund                                   4,624.17           

                                                Inheritance Fund                                                   8,156.05

                                                911 Emergency Fund                                             1,028.99

                                                                                    Total                             481,500.58

 

Chairman Miller adjourned the Knox County Board of Supervisors at 2:40 p.m., June 12, 2014 until Thursday,     June 26, 2014 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 12, 2014  

                                                                                                            Center, Nebraska

9:45 a.m.

 

A regular meeting of the Knox County Board of Equalization was held in the Board of Supervisors’ Room in the Knox County Courthouse in Center, Nebraska on the date of June 12, 2014 at 9:45 a.m.  Present were Supervisors O’Connor District #1, Swanson Dist. #2, Miller Dist. #3, Sokol, Jr. Dist. #4, Mackeprang Dist. #5, Schlote Dist. #6 and Fuchtman Dist. #7.   Chairman Swanson presiding.    Also present was Co. Assessor McManigal and Kevin Mackeprang.

            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 Niobrara Tribune 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 29, 2014 meeting were read.  Chairman Swanson approved the May 29, 2014 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. Sokol that the Tax Claims Committee recommendation on Tax Claim #7797 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. O’Connor, seconded by Supr. Schlote to approve and enter all evidence for the 2014 Equalization being the 2014 Certification of Assessment Files, all Nebraska Statutes, Regulations and Directives, the 2014 Sale Rosters, the 2014 PAD Reports & Opinions, the 2014 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.

            Assessor McManigal explained that due to a computer programming error, her office needs to re-mail a corrected 2014 Notice of Valuation Change to all affected real property owners who were previously mailed notices.  Assessor McManigal spoke with Ruth Sorensen, Nebraska Property Tax Administrator, and was directed that this is how the error should be handled.  There are several other Counties that use Terra Scan programming that need to do the same re-mailing also.  Since the Notice of Valuation Change needs to come from the County Board of Equalization, Assessor McManigal had to wait until today for the Board of Equalization’s approval of the new notices with the correct wording.  Motion by Supr. Sokol, seconded by Supr. Fuchtman to approve the new corrected 2014 Notices of Valuation Change by the Knox County Board of Equalization and mail them as of today, June 12th, thereby extending the protest deadline to July 12th.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

            Motion by Supr. Schlote, seconded by Supr. Miller to accept and place on file the following 2014 Notices of Valuation Change by the Knox County Board of Equalization.  By roll call vote.  Ayes All Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

Timothy D. & Lisa M. Allen, Crofton NE, home updated to include one more bathroom & a partitioned basement, 216,840 to 255,370; Casey Anderson, Wausa NE, moved in Brock bin, 147,825 to 153,040; Gary P. & Joselyn K. Arens, Crofton NE, home square footage corrected, 349,865 to 341,255; Jennifer Bertschinger, etal., Trustees, Creighton NE, home site acre added, 1,062,990 to 1,064,400; D & B Land Co., Plainview NE, adj. acres according to new neighboring survey, 18,145 to 19,035; Rosemary G. Davis, Creighton NE, adj. square footage, 91,280 to 82,320; Daniel L. & Neva Jean Doerr, Creighton NE, implement bldg. correction, 433,805 to 432,445; Deane T. Gobel, Fordyce NE, adj. home depreciation, 24,905 to 17,250; Michael Joe & Kelly K. Hanvey, Center NE, adj. home square footage, 182,565 to 181,160; Donrel Herbolsheimer, Trustee, Pierce NE, placed trailer-temporary impr. on leased land, 0 to 35,945; Jesse & Cindy Jansen, Crofton NE, adj. to grass value, 187,315 to 183,690; Kitrina Key, Niobrara NE, added basement finish, 55,635 to 69,140; Scott & Me Lea Kinkaid, Hartington NE, removed Brock bin, 467,930 to 462,715; Jared M. & Tina L. Meikle, Norfolk NE, adj. home value, 179,060 to 173,190; Jamie & Mica Olson, Bloomfield NE, included entire horse barn/arena, 297,855 to 344,970; Gary L. & Rebah Opkis, Creighton NE, adj. land use, 28,715 to 22,770; Keith E. & Kathleen Pinkelman, Bloomfield NE, added farm implement bldg. & shop w/finished room, 286,780 to 362,600; Daniel H. & Sherril I. Repenning, Bloomfield NE, added irrigation, 77,370 to 126,625; Rife Farms LLC, etal, Sioux Falls SD, corrected ag use acres, 139,855 to 152,105; Rife Farms LLC, etal, Sioux Falls SD, land use corrected, 152,105 to 250,400; Tamera A. Rohde, Kingsley IA, flat valued home & chg. home site to bldg. site, 494,925 to 470,075; Scott J. Rohmiller, LeMars IA, adj. stats, 141,160 to 138,890; Daniel G. Sage & wf., Crofton NE, removed incomplete functional on garage, 45,805 to 49,390; Wayne L. & Julia Schacht, Orchard NE, updated home stats, 157,530 to 146,145; Cornelius & Shirley Schroeder, Norfolk NE, adj. waste acres, 223,790 to 220,035; David P. Schumacher, Crofton NE, adj. land use, 108,760 to 106,195; Phillip J. & Sandra L. Spady, Crofton NE, added utility bldg. value, 215,370 to 222,000; Charles E. Stockman, Niobrara NE, mobile home removed, 5,620 to 900; Dean A. & Stephanie S. Stueckrath, Osmond NE, corrected land use, 280,405 to 192,025; Marty & Kristal Thorell, Wausa NE, home site removed & added bldg. site, 489,235 to 482,235; Dale M. & Teresa Thunker, Yankton SD, adj. basement square footage finish depreciation, 193,710 to 180,170; Norman Tramp, etal, Wynot NE, value lots as agland, 6,700 to 6,470; Norman Tramp, etal, Wynot NE, value lots as agland, 6,315 to 2,535; Stanley G. Uhing, Crofton NE, adj. home stats, 80,115 to 74,950; V & G LTD, Bloomfield NE, added irrigation, 1,133,685 to 1,388,145; Craig L. & Beverly A. Vanness, Wausa NE, adj. irrigated acres, 629,705 to 570,465; Delmar J. Walter, Crofton NE, adj. home depreciation, 15,955 to 11,765; West Hodson Lumber Co. of Crofton, Crofton NE, lots valued as agland, 7,030 to 9,470; West Hodson Lumber Co. of Crofton, Crofton NE, lots valued as agland, 7,030 to 9,335; Brian & Debbie Wiebelhaus, Crofton NE, chg. to grass value, 8,505 to 2,910; Rodney J. Wiebelhaus, etal, Fordyce NE, adj. WRP acres, 34,560 to 2,535; Rodney J. Wiebelhaus, etal, Fordyce NE, adj. WRP acres, 179,055 to 25,285; Mark & Amber Wilson, Bloomfield NE, adj. home value, 24,560 to 17,605.

            Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Fuchtman to adopt Resolution #2014 – 14 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 2014 satisfy the requirements of the Laws of the State of Nebraska.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

 

Resolution #2014-14

 

     WHEREAS, Ruth A. Sorensen, Nebraska Property Tax Administrator, has compiled the 2014 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 2014 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 2014 Knox County Abstract for real property showed the value of real property within Knox County is $1,534,483,985 and the number of records at 10,971  and

     WHEREAS, the following statistics are accepted for Knox County 2014:

                                                      Median         Mean     Weighted Mean          PRD          COD  

     Residential            96%            96%            91%                 105.63        10.83     155 sales

     Commercial          97%            98%             97%                 100.79         7.26       19 sales

     Agricultural           70%             71%            66%                 106.22        23.69     144 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 2014 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 Equalization

                                                                                Knox County, NE

 

Martin J. O’Connor /s/                                                                     Jim Sokol, Jr.  /s/                                      

Martin J O’Connor, Dist #1                                                                 Jim Sokol, Jr.,  Dist #4

 

Rayder Swanson  /s/                                                                     Norman Mackeprang  /s/                                      

Rayder Swanson, Chairman Dist #2                                                         Norman Mackeprang, Dist #5

 

Virgil H. Miller  /s/                                                                           Danny Schlote  /s/                                     

Virgil H Miller, Dist # 3                                                                         Danny Schlote, Vice Chairman Dist #6

 

                                                                                                            Jim Fuchtman  /s/                                               

Attest:  Rhonda K. Surface, Deputy  /s/                                            Jim Fuchtman, Dist #7

           Rhonda K. Surface

           Deputy Knox County Clerk         (SEAL)

 

            Motion by Supr. Sokol, seconded by Supr. O’Connor to accept and place on file the Notices of Rejection of Homestead Exemption - Form 458R.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

            Chairman Swanson adjourned the Knox County Board of Equalization at 10:18 a.m. on June 12, 2014 until 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, June 26, 2014 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                             Rayder Swanson, Chairman

 

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

                                                                                                            Center, Nebraska

                                                                                                            June 26, 2014

                                                                                                            9:30 a.m.

 

            A regular meeting of the Knox County Board of Supervisors was held in the Board of Supervisors’ Room in the Knox County Courthouse, in Center, Nebraska on the date of June 26, 2014 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.

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 Wausa Gazette 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: Kevin Mackeprang, Hwy. Supt. Barta, Tim Braithwait, Co. Assessor McManigal, Econ. Dev. Director Cerny, Shane Greckel, Kelly Kumm, Travis Barney, Zoning Administrator Doerr, Don Ketelsen, Rory Liska, Max Dvorak, Brian Dather, Larry Cross, Dave Huigens, Brian Sandoz, Bill Frank, Mike Beckmann, Co. Treasurer Stark, Co. Sheriff Henery, Clerk of the District Court Riesberg, Co. Attorney Thomas, Alissa Doerr, Jerry Nipp, Philip Jensen, Jeff Hammer, Veteran Service Officer Boggs, Emergency Manager Hintz, Connie Viterna, Cassie Stark, Kathy Wagner, Susan York, and Jennifer Hitz.

The minutes of the June 12, 2014 meeting were read.  Chairman Miller approved the June 12, 2014 meeting minutes as read.

Correspondence reviewed was: 1. Letter from Sally Jewell, The Secretary of the Interior in Washington, giving notification that Knox County is entitled to a payment of $38,466.00 under the Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program. 

Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Sokol 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 $60,067.37. 

#16175 – Norbert Guenther, COBRA pmt., 27.66; #16176 – Jana Osborne, COBRA pmt., 54.62; #16177 – Village of Winnetoon, machine hire, 110.00; #16178 – Ray Rodgers, tentative inh. tax-Loretta Rodgers Est., 11,547.24; #16179 – Pronto, econ. dev. pmt., 706.70; #16180 – Sherman Street Apts., econ. dev. pmt., 443.81; #16181 – Trustworthy Hardware, econ. dev. pmt., 665.72; #16182 – Knox Co. Clk., marr. lic., 15.00; #16183 – Knox Co. Zoning, bldg. permit, 10.00; #16184 – Frevert Excavating, equip. rent, 100.00; #16185 – U.S. Treasury, entitlement land (PILT), 38,466.00; #16186 – Knox Co. Atty., STOP funds, 200.00; #16187 – Deborah Bailey, inh. tax-Marie F. Dittoe Est., 4,883.89;    #16188 – Vonage, 911 surcharges, 10.00; #16189 – Knox Co. Clerk, marr. lic., 15.00; #16190 – James Mastalir, voter reg. labels, 6.21; #16191 – St. of Nebr., lodging tax, 2,070.52; #16192 – Knox Co. Zoning, bldg. permits & variance, 720.00; #16193 – Knox Co. Clerk, marr. lic., 15.00. 

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

The Knox County Board of Supervisors reconvened at 10:11 a.m. with all members present except Supervisor O’Connor, District #1. 

Hwy. Supt. Barta met with the Board on the following business:  1.  Reviewed a new LPA Program Agreement – Federal-Aid Funds and Resolution for the Verdigre North Bridge Project BRO-7054(19), State Control No. 31821, and explained that Knox County’s share was to be 20% of the total project cost but now it is 0% because State bridge funds are available to pay the County share.  Motion by Supr. Schlote, Seconded by Supr. Sokol to authorize Chairman Miller to sign the Project Program Agreement between Knox County and the Nebraska Department of Roads regarding Federal Aid Bridge Project BRO-7054(19), State Control No. 31821, Verdigre North and to adopt Resolution No. 2014-17.   By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays None.  Absent District #1.  Motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION

SIGNING OF THE PROJECT PROGRAM AGREEMENT – BM1404

       

Knox County

Resolution No. 2014-17  

 

Whereas:  Knox County is proposing a transportation project for which it would like to obtain Federal funds;

 

Whereas:  Knox County understands that it must 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 Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR) wish to enter into a new Project Program Agreement setting out the various duties and funding responsibilities 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 Project Program

Agreement between the Knox County and the NDOR.

 

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

 

NDOR Project Number:  BRO-7054(19)

NDOR Control Number: 31821

NDOR Project Name:  Verdigre North

 

Adopted this 26th day of June, 2014 at Center, Nebraska.

 

The Board of Supervisors of Knox County

 

Virgil Miller  /s/                                                                         Rayder Swanson  /s/                                        

 

Norman Mackeprang  /s/                                                           Jim Fuchtman  /s/                                            

 

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

 

                                                                                                Absent – District #1 Martin J. O’Connor                     

 

                                                Board Member Danny Schlote Moved the adoption of said resolution.

                                                 Member James Sokol, Jr. Seconded the Motion.

                                                Roll Call:  6 Yes    0 No     0  Abstained    1  Absent

                                                Resolution adopted, signed and billed as adopted.

 

Attest:                          (Seal)  

 

Rhonda K. Surface, Deputy  /s/            

Signature County Clerk – Deputy

                                                      

2.  Hwy. Supt. Barta presented the results of the survey that was given to all Road Department Employees regarding employee input on going to four 10-hour days for the work week during the summer months.  16 out of 18 employees responded to the survey and the vote was split evenly with eight employees wanting to keep the work week as it is now with five 8-hour days and eight employees wanting to go to four 10-hours days.  The Board decided to leave the work week schedule as it is now.   3.  A report was presented on County Township Allocation funding for the end of the fiscal year 2013-2014 and discussion was held on whether to raise the allocation total from $280,000 to $300,000 for the next fiscal year due to an approximate 8.5% increase in funding.  Motion by Supr. Fuchtman, seconded by Supr. Mackeprang to increase the total County Township Allocation from $280,000 to $300,000 for the fiscal year 2014-2015.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays None.  Absent District #1.  Motion carried.   4.  Oil crew update.  5.  Bridge Crew update.  6.  Hwy. Supt. Barta informed the Board that Resolution No. 2014-16, which was adopted at the last meeting regarding the Township’s responsibilities for traffic signs, will be sent to one member of each Township Board by certified mail along with a cover letter and a map showing the Township’s signs. 

            At 10:30 a.m., Chairman Miller opened the advertised public hearing to support the Livestock Friendly County Program in Nebraska, to commit to enter into a letter of understanding with the Nebraska Department of Agriculture agreeing to develop a plan to support livestock industry in Knox County, to submit reports as directed by the Department, and to request that Knox County’s application for designation as a livestock friendly county be reviewed and approved by the Director of the Department of Agriculture.  Zoning Administrator Doerr discussed the adopted changes that were made to the livestock zoning regulations for Knox County to be more livestock friendly and that Steve Martin had reviewed them and was in agreement with the changes.  Public comment was heard from Economic Development Director Cerny, Shane Greckel representing Knox County Farm Bureau, Kelly Kumm, Tim Braithwait, and Travis Barney.  Supr. Fuchtman commented that he would like the Resolution to state that Knox County would still maintain control of the setbacks for livestock feeding operations so that the Public does not perceive that this control is being given away.  Zoning Administrator Doerr will add this wording to the Resolution.  Motion by Supr. Fuchtman, seconded by Supr. Mackeprang to accept Resolution #2014-18 as presented with the addition of wording to say that it is also understood that Knox County will maintain control of the setbacks for livestock feeding operations.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays None.  Absent District #1.  Motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION #2014-18

 

WHEREAS, the duly appointed Planning Commission of Knox County, Nebraska, has prepared amendments which have been adopted on April 10, 2014 by the Knox County Board of Supervisors regarding the Livestock Regulations of the Zoning Regulations, for Knox County, Nebraska to be more livestock friendly;

 

AND WHEREAS the Knox County Board of Supervisors conducted a public hearing on June 26, 2014 after due publication and notice, and received comments from the public concerning designation as a Livestock Friendly County;

 

AND WHEREAS the Knox County Board of Supervisors recognized that developing the livestock production in the county has an economic benefit and is important to the economic well-being on the county;

 

AND WHEREAS the county intends to work with all other governmental jurisdictions within its boundaries in implementing livestock development within the county;

 

AND WHEREAS the county is committed to compliance with the Livestock Waste Management Act;

 

AND WHEREAS the Knox County Board of Supervisors hereby commits to enter into a letter of understanding with the Nebraska Department of Agriculture agreeing to develop a plan to support the livestock industry in Knox County and to submit reports as directed by the Department.

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, THAT THE BOARD FULLY SUPPORTS THE LIVESTOCK FRIENDLY COUNTY PROGRAM IN NEBRASKA AND RESPECTFULLY REQUESTS THAT ITS APPLICATION FOR DESIGNATION AS A LIVESTOCK FRIENDLY COUNTY BE REVEIWED AND APPROVED BY THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.  IT IS ALSO UNDERSTOOD THAT KNOX COUNTY WILL MAINTAIN CONTROL OF THE SETBACKS FOR LIVESTOCK FEEDING OPERATIONS. 

 

Dated this 26th day of June, 2014.

 

KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

Virgil H. Miller  /s/                                                                     Absent                                                 

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

 

Rayder Swanson /s/                                                                  James Sokol, Jr.  /s/                                        

Rayder Swanson, Dist. #2                                                         James Sokol, Jr., Dist. #4

 

Norman Mackeprang  /s/                                                           Danny R. Schlote  /s/                                      

Norman Mackeprang, Dist. #5                                                   Danny R. Schlote, Dist. #6

 

Jim Fuchtman  /s/                                

ATTEST:             (Seal)                        Jim Fuchtman, Dist. #7

 

Rhonda K. Surface, Deputy  /s/                        

Rhonda K. Surface, Deputy Knox County Clerk

 

            Hwy. Supt. Barta continued with the following business:  7.  Knife River Paving has not been able to provide a cost estimate yet to hot mix on the Bloomfield COOP Road.  8.  Informed the Board that the Road Budget will have a carryover of approximately $274,000.  9.  Discussed the wage comparison research that Hwy. Supt. Barta had completed with Holt and Cedar Counties regarding road and bridge crew employees.  Nine Knox County road employees were present and discussion ensued on work-related responsibilities and safety issues, equipment, differences between inside and outside employees, insurance benefits, clothing allowance, snow days and wage increase proposals.  Motion by Supr. Sokol, seconded by Supr. Fuchtman to give a 10% raise in wages to the road and bridge crew employees and increase the monthly clothing allowance from $20 to $35 starting in 2015, with the stipulation that the Road Department is separate from the inside Courthouse employees and there will be no snow days for the Road Department, so if the Courthouse is closed because of snow the Road Department employees will still work and will not receive overtime pay unless they have worked more than 40 hours in the week.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays None.  Absent District #1.  Motion carried.  

            Discussion on the wages of the inside Courthouse employees was tabled until 1:30 p.m. to give the Courthouse employees an opportunity to meet with the Board. 

            Jerry Nipp and Philip Jensen, representatives from Great Plains Communications, met with the Board and presented a new proposal with several options for installation of wireless internet through fiber optics to the Courthouse.  The proposal is valid until July 26, 2014, however, Mr. Jensen agreed to extend the date that it would be valid until July 31, 2014 so that it would fall on a Board meeting day.  More research will be done as to the wireless internet needs of the Courthouse. 

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

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

Motion by Supr. Schlote, seconded by Supr. Swanson that all claims, audited and approved for payment by the Claims Committee, be allowed subject to delinquent personal taxes.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #1.  Motion carried.  Claims totaling $695,023.88 are listed at the end of these proceedings.

The May Zoning Permits Report that was on the agenda for this meeting was acted upon and approved at the last meeting.

            Chairman Miller moves the Board recess at 1:00 p.m. for Board of Equalization.

The Knox County Board of Supervisors reconvened at 1:19 p.m. with all members present except Supervisor O’Connor, District #1. 

Jeff Hammer, Knox County’s insurance agent, met with the Board and presented a quote regarding the renewal of the dental/vision insurance plan that the County has with HealthPlan Services through Ameritas Group.  He explained the renewal options, an alternate plan, cost differences, dental rewards, and that the plan the County currently has is one of the better plans.  Motion by Supr. Swanson, seconded by Supr. Schlote to stay with the same dental/vision insurance plan that the County currently has with HealthPlan Services through Ameritas Group with the renewal effective date to be 8/1/2014 with an increase of premiums as follows:  Employee only - $27.66 to $31.56, Employee + 1 – $54.62 to $62.32, and Employee + 2 or more - $87.15 to $99.40.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent District #1.  Motion carried.   Discussion was also held with Mr. Hammer on employees who do not take the insurances the County offers and would like to receive a stipend instead and how that would affect the County’s plans. 

Courthouse employees and officials met with the Board regarding the wages of those Courthouse employees who are not classified as deputies and/or do not receive the deputy wage.  Several employees spoke and discussion was held on concerns about the current wages, the Officials’ proposal of a 3.5% increase for the Courthouse employees, the 10% wage increase the road department employees received, differences between inside and outside employee working conditions, the benefit package, and phone calls made to compare wages in neighboring Courthouses.  Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Sokol to give the Courthouse employees who are not classified as deputies and/or do not receive the deputy wage a 3.5% wage increase starting in 2015.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent District #1.  Motion carried. 

Sheriff Henery reviewed with the Board the wage and salary proposals for the Sheriff’s Office that he had presented at the last meeting.  After discussion, motion by Supr. Schlote, seconded by Supr. Swanson that starting in 2015, a wage increase of $1.00 per hour be given to the jailors/dispatchers in the Sheriff’s Office and that the Deputy Sheriffs receive 72% of Sheriff Henery’s salary plus overtime.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent District #1.  Motion carried.

County Attorney Thomas met with the Board and discussed employees who opt out of taking health insurance, medicare premiums, and the County’s cafeteria 125 plan.  County Attorney Thomas will conduct more research on these matters and report back to the Board by September 1, 2014. 

County Sheriff Henery informed the Board that he would like to update the Deputy Sheriffs’ cellular phones from flip phones to Smart phones and discussed the cost increase and advantages there would be with this upgrade.   The Board directed Sheriff Henery to upgrade to the Smart phones.

The Board will conduct a job performance review of the appointed officials at the next meeting and discuss their wages and salaries on an individual basis. 

A wheelchair for public use in the Courthouse was discussed and it was decided that the County does not need to provide a wheelchair for public use.

There was no public comment on agenda items.

            There was no public comment on non-agenda items.     

Motion by Supr. Swanson, seconded by Supr. Sokol to approve a special designated one-day liquor license to Paula K. Veldhouse dba Lindy Country Club (License #105539) for the date of July 19, 2014 for a band/beer garden.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #1.  Motion carried.

The Board reviewed a letter from Kathryn J. Liebers, Chief Probation Officer for Nebraska Probation District Seven announcing that District 7 Probation has been chosen as the 10th of 14 districts for a Specialized Substance Abuse Supervision (SSAS) program and Day Reporting Center.

Motion by Supr. Schlote, seconded by Supr. Mackeprang to place on file the County Treasurer’s Certificate of Pledged Securities as of June 23, 2014, and the County Clerk’s Certificate of Pledged Securities as of June 24, 2014.   By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #1.  Motion carried.

Motion by Supr. Fuchtman, seconded by Supr. Swanson to adopt Resolution #2014-19 Amending Resolution #2013-42 regarding a change in the amount of Knox County 911 Wireless funding actually received for the 2013-2014 funding year.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #1.  Motion carried.

RESOLUTION #2014-19

AMENDING RESOLUTION #2013-42

 

WHEREAS, Resolution #2013-42 was adopted August 8, 2013 stating that pursuant to the order of the Nebraska Public Service Commission Application 911-019/PI-118, dated May 21, 2013, the Knox County 911 Wireless funding of a net of $39,853.87 for the 2013-2014 funding year would be allocated, and

WHEREAS, the amount received actually was $42,885.87, and

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that pursuant to the order of the Nebraska Public Service Commission Application 911-019/PI-118, dated May 21, 2013, the Knox County 911 Wireless funding of a net of $42,885.87 for the 2013-2014 funding year shall be allocated:

 

25% for maintenance, 911 telephone service costs and dispatcher wages

75% set aside for funding future 911 equipment and software upgrades and purchases

 

Further resolved that the 75% set aside shall not be utilized for any other purpose than funding future 911 equipment and software upgrades and purchases. 

Adopted and approved this 26th day of June, 2014.

 

KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

Virgil H. Miller  /s/                                                                     Absent                                                 

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

 

Rayder Swanson /s/                                                                  James Sokol, Jr.  /s/                                        

Rayder Swanson, Dist. #2                                                         James Sokol, Jr., Dist. #4

 

Norman Mackeprang  /s/                                                           Danny R. Schlote  /s/                                      

Norman Mackeprang, Dist. #5                                                   Danny R. Schlote, Dist. #6

 

      Jim Fuchtman  /s/                          

                   Jim Fuchtman, Dist. #7

ATTEST:          (Seal)

 

Rhonda K. Surface, Deputy  /s/                        

Rhonda K. Surface, Deputy Knox County Clerk

 

After discussion, motion by Supr. Sokol, seconded by Supr. Swanson to approve the final payment to RaDec Construction, Hartington, NE, in the amount of $65,499.46 for the completion of the new addition to the Courthouse and Courtroom renovations.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #1.  Motion carried.

GENERAL FUND.  AS Central Finance, teletype, 448.00; AS Central Services, AS 400, 38.60; Bear Graphics, record binders, 582.00; Bloomfield Tire & Oil LLC, van gas, 59.00; Bomgaars, door stops & supp., 101.60; Cathy Stark, mlge., 184.80; Co. of Knox Emp. Ben. Acct., HealthCare Solutions Group, Inc., ins. plan document, 1,500.00; Crofton Journal/Niobrara Tribune, subscription, 25.00; Dale P. Riesberg, mtg. exp., 25.00; Des Moines Stamp, stamps, 60.85; Dollar General Store, paper towel, bags & supp., 155.65; Donald Stoural, mlge., 40.50; Dugan Business Forms, tax statements, 528.00; Epco LTD Inc., signs, 1,584.00; F & M St. Bk., ach file, 20.00; First Nat’l Bk. Omaha, gas, meals, supp. & lodging, 3,734.76; Fred Steffen, mtg. exp., 65.88; GIS Workshop, obliques/Web GIS, 15,000.00; Greg Kuhlman, mtg. exp., 51.88; Grit, subscription, 16.95; Holiday Inn, lodging, 69.12; James Hames, mlge., 112.50; Jim Kotrous, mtg. exp., 45.16; Joann M. Fischer, reimb. van gas, 45.18; John Thomas, digital wireless & antivirus, 188.60; Karen K. Riesberg, mlge., 198.90; Ken Foner, mtg. exp., 38.44; Keith Nielsen, mtg. exp., 40.12; Knox Co. Court, crt. costs, 166.00; Knox Co. Sheriff, transport juvenile, 233.74; Leroy Buchholz, mlge., 38.75; Leroy Clausen, mlge., 58.50; Liz Doerr, mlge., 170.24; Madison Co. Sheriff, mental health notice, 23.02; Manatron, Inc., contract, 5,323.45; Mark Albin, crt. appt. mental health atty., 291.00; Landmark Surveying, surveying fees, 300.00; Microfilm Imaging Systems Inc., scanner rent, 875.00; Mike Kumm, mtg. exp., 55.24; MIPS, Inc., computers & scanner, 3,744.08; MIPS, Inc., scan old records, 10,000.00; NACO, reg., 200.00; NE Health & Human Services, inst. bill, 93.00; NE Co. Assessor’s Assn. of Nebr., dues, 50.00; NIRMA, risk mgt., 51,491.92; Office Systems Co., copier, contract & shredder, 1,933.00; OK Concrete Const. Inc., concrete alley & parking, 15,100.00; OK Concrete Const. Inc., concrete alley & sidewalk, 13,200.00; Pitney Bowes, postage meter supp., 244.76; The Postmaster, postage, 5,875.21; Quill Corp., supp., 1,143.15; RaDec Const. Co., Inc., final billing/courtroom renov., 22,969.90; Ray’s Electric Inc., bulbs, 186.30; Reliable Office Supp., supp., 1,096.37; Robert Ganz, mtg. exp., 37.32; Rudy Ruda, equip. rent, 390.25; Ruth Vonderohe, mlge. & book, 227.88; The Monitor, subscription, 26.00; U.S. Treasury, PCORI, 122.00; US Postal Service, stamped envelopes, 852.10; Verdigre Eagle, envelopes, 622.45; Vickie McManigal, janitor contr., 3,884.48; Wausa Gazette, subscription, 29.50; Western Office Technologies, copier cont., 1,816.74.

            ROAD FUND.  Salaries, 47,261.27; B’s Enterprises, Inc., culverts/bands, 6,923.20; Backus Sand & Gravel, gravel/hauling, 51,279.55; Battle Creek Farmers Pride, propane, 270.72; Bauer Welding, shop supplies, 15.00; Bazile Creek Power Sports, repairs, 30.78; Bloomfield Tire & Oil, gasoline, 455.36; Bomgaars, spray, gasoline & shop supplies, 1,133.16; Boyer Trucks Sioux Falls, Inc., gravel trailer, 43,462.00; Cedar-Knox PPD, electricity, 70.02; C-Mart LLC, gasoline, 20.50; Collector of Internal Rev., Soc. Sec. Co. pays, 3,580.56; Co. of Knox Emp. Ben. Acct., HealthCare Solutions Group, Inc., ins. Co, pays, 9,646.24; Don Pahl, prior serv., 25.00; Eugene J. Wolfe, Jr., prior serv., 12.00; First National Bank, Omaha, gasoline, 75.00; Hagge Glass, repair, 150.00; Health Plan Services, Inc., ins. Co. pays, 497.88; Herbert Feed & Grain Co., diesel, 2,587.23; Holiday Inn Express, lodging, 249.00; Jebro, Inc., road oil, 132,761.00; Ken Vakoc, clay, 150.00; Kimball Midwest, shop supplies, 496.34; Larry Pilar, prior serv., 21.00; Lincoln Nat’l Life Ins. Co., ins. Co. pays, 32.30; Mitteis Gravel, gravel/hauling, 20,579.94; NAPA Bloomfield, repairs, shop supplies, oil/filters, 2,029.02; Nebraska Public Power, electricity, 144.59; NIRMA, insurance, 85,146.00; NMC Exchange, Inc., repairs, 189.06; R & K Motor Parts, repairs & supplies, 177.13; Retirement Plans Div. of Ameritas, retirement, Co. pays, 3,165.84; Ronald Bourn, gravel/hauling, 12,870.74; Roy Johnson, Jr., equip. rental, 100.00; SourceGas, heating fuel, 55.59; Spencer Quaries, red rock, 2,514.24; Vakoc Excavating, LLC., equip. rental and gravel, 27,966.50; Vic’s Service, LLC, gasoline & tire repair, 461.04; Village of Center, water/sewer, 23.00; Weldon Parts, Inc., repairs, 6,150.16; West Hodson Lumber & Concrete Co., culvert/band, 4,187.50; Yonke Trucking, equip. & truck rental, 4,998.71.

            CHILD SUPPORT FUND.  Cornhusker State Industries, court furniture, 7,838.00; Eakes Office Plus, serv. agmt., 204.37; Floor Solutions, courtroom carpet, 5,732.00; Microfilming Imaging, equip. rent, 46.00; Quill Corp., supp., 11.98; RaDec Const. Co. Inc., final bill/courtroom renov., 26,376.73.

            ROD PRESERVATION/MODERNIZATION FUND.  Microfilming Imaging Service, scanner rent, 555.00.

            C & C DEVELOPMENT FUND.  First Nat’l Bk. Omaha, supp., postage & travel, 211.29.

            INHERITANCE FUND.  The Law Offices of Jeffrey Doerr, crt. appt. atty., 386.24; Verlyn Luebbe, spec. co. atty., 830.11.

            911 EMERGENCY FUND.  CenturyLink, phone, 512.44; First Nat’l Bk. Omaha, gas, 44.00; NIRMA, risk mgt., 5,666.08.

 

                                                                                          TOTALS

                                                General Fund                                                                167,831.84

                                                Road Fund                                                                    471,964.17

                                                Child Support Fund                                                         47,022.71

                                                ROD Preservation/Modernization Fund                                 555.00

                                                C & C Development Fund                                                     211.29

                                                Inheritance Fund                                                               1,216.35          

                                                911 Emergency Fund                                                         6,222.52

                                                                                          Grand Total                         695,023.88

 

Chairman Miller adjourned the Knox County Board of Supervisors at 3:26 p.m., June 26, 2014 until Thursday,     July 10, 2014 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 26, 2014  

                                                                                                            Center, Nebraska

9:45 a.m.

 

A regular meeting of the Knox County Board of Equalization was held in the Board of Supervisors’ Room in the Knox County Courthouse in Center, Nebraska on the date of June 26, 2014 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.  Chairman Swanson presiding.   

The following people were present at various times during the meeting:  Co. Assessor McManigal, Kevin Mackeprang, Hwy. Supt. Barta, Tim Braithwait, Shane Greckel and Gary Ermels.. 

            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 Wausa Gazette 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 26, 2014 meeting were read.  Chairman Swanson approved the June 26, 2014 minutes as read.

            There was no public comment on agenda items.

            There was no public comment on non-agenda items.     

            Chairman Swanson announced that one Equalization Protest Hearing would be held at 1:00 p.m. today.

            Motion by Supr. Fuchtman, seconded by Supr. Miller to accept and place on file the following 2014 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.

            Steven D. & Jo Ann Banks, Wausa, NE, review shows shed has been removed, 452,615 to 451,720; Ramon P. & Dorothy J. Brandt, Brandt Revocable Trust, Neligh, NE, home visit warranted adjustments for siding, roofing and the home settling, 93,060 to 71,090; Dorothy M. Case, Crofton, NE, home review warrants adjustment to basement finish, 65,605 to 59,020; Dean W. & Elda E. Cunningham, Wausa, NE, house vacant, adjust house stats, 58,540 to 46,205; Rod & Juleen Eisenhauer, Bloomfield, NE, structural problems – adjust stats, 8,485 to 5,200; Donald W. & Viola M. Flood, Crofton, NE, after visiting with the Flood’s adjustments were made to the statistics, 173,610 to 155,370; Derek J. Friedrichsen, Bloomfield, NE, house vacant – adjust stats, 39,010 to 26,335; Michael E. & Janine B. Fromm, Lincoln, NE, review of property warrants adjustment, 469,980 to 426,405; Peter F. Ganz, etal., c/o Robert Ganz, Creighton, NE, corrected survey, 51,510 to 50,775; Robert E. Ganz, Etal., c/o Timber Creek Farms, Creighton, NE, corrective deed filed, 15,370 to 15,380; Matthew & Ingrid Geiselman, Bennington, NE, value adjusted per sale review, basement has partition finish and garage category should be in “built-in” category, 157,850 to 170,735; Donald E. Gordon, Niobrara, NE, site visit with Mr. Gordon warrants reduction in value, 4,070 to 3,070; Lee & Michele Hutchson, Montpelier, VA, review of property shows the following:  salvage value the home, remove the “home site” value and place in “building site” value, 38,905 to 11,555; Wade A. & Lyndsy M. Jenness, Bloomfield, NE, corrected garage stats, 80,275 to 79,045; Clinton & John Kauth, Bloomfield, NE, reviewed property with owner and adjusted home and home site and removed outbldgs., 43,330 to 14,500; Clinton W. & Patricia Kauth, Bloomfield, NE, visited with owner, reviewed property and made hog barn adjustment, 803,400 to 788,150; Clinton & John Kauth, Bloomfield, NE, property reviewed with owner and updated home stats and reviewed bldgs., 64,365 to 56,480; Austin M. Kube, Crofton, NE, review of hog barns shows comparable pricing, adjustment made on building height, 287,975 to 281,165; Paul & Carol Kumm, Osmond, NE, adjustment for waste-wet and marshy, land-locked, 9,310 to 5,265; Roger & Jeanine L. Lange, Crofton, NE, after site review, changes made to flat value the mobile home because of vacancy, moved home site to building site, gave several bldgs. more depreciation, removed Harvestor values and added open front loafing shed not previously valued, 248,775 to 227,415; Kevin J. & Stephanie Y. Machia, Montgomery, VT, corrected previously omitted acre count, 90,170 to 138,695; Danny L. Merchen & wf., Irene, SD, adjusted agland waste acres, 92,960 to 85,290; Elmer & Sherry Meyer, Randolph, NE, property review warrants adjustments, updated basement finish, 60,545 to 46,610; Leonard Miller, Neligh, NE, corrective deed filed, 102,410 to 102,400; Gary L. Pautler, etal., Crofton, NE, home recently sold, per sale review updated stats and depreciations, 54,010 to 77,175; William A. Rayer, Jr. & wf., Creighton, NE, after home visit change was made to effective age and home depreciation, 45,795 to 30,680; William A. Rayer, Jr. & wf., Creighton, NE, site review warrants change in home value, valued old home at no value, valued garage with attic, 17,350 to 14,850; Roy Johnson Farms, Inc., Bloomfield, NE, removed value of Harvestors (as all other comparables of unused Harvestors), 504,295 to 494,810; Roger Sprakel, Crofton, NE, adjustments given to outbldgs., 544,345 to 542,900; David & Cami Starr, Zumbrota, MN, corrected survey, 26,335 to 27,080. 

            Motion by Supr. Schlote, seconded by Supr. Sokol to accept and place on file the Notices of Rejection of Homestead Exemption - Form 458R.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays None.  Absent District #1.  Motion carried.

            Chairman Swanson recessed the Knox County Board of Equalization at 10:11 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

            The Knox County Board of Equalization reconvened at 1:00 p.m. with all members present except Supervisor O’Connor, District #1. 

At 1:00 p.m., Chairman Swanson opened the advertised public hearing on the filed 2014 Property Valuation Protests.

Co. Assessor McManigal read formal notices regarding the equalization hearing.

Deputy County Clerk Surface swore in County Assessor McManigal.

Chairman Swanson announced for the record that no decisions would be made by the Board of Equalization on the protests at the hearing. 

Protest #1-2014 – Gary L. Ermels, PO Box 342, Crofton, NE, Lot 16, Block 13 Original Town of Bloomfield, Knox County, Nebraska.  Gary Ermels was present, sworn in and gave taped testimony.  Co. Assessor McManigal read the filed protest into record.  Mr. Ermels explained the reason he was protesting his property and gave information on changes that have been made to the property.  He presented a list of comparable properties that he had researched. Assessor McManigal gave background information of the home and stated that the home needs to be reviewed. 

Chairman Swanson closed the public hearing at 1:16 p.m.

Discussion was held on setting a special Board of Equalization meeting date after the property valuation protest deadline date of July 14th.  It was decided that the Board of Equalization will meet on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at 8:30 a.m. to review protests filed, hear testimony from the protestors, view the protested properties and to review and decide action on the written protests. 

Chairman Swanson adjourned the Knox County Board of Equalization at 1:19 p.m. on June 26, 2014 until 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, July 10, 2014 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                             Rayder Swanson, Chairman

 

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

                                                                                                            Center, Nebraska

                                                                                                            July 10, 2014

                                                                                                            9:30 a.m.

 

            A regular meeting of the Knox County Board of Supervisors was held in the Board of Supervisors’ Room at the Knox County Courthouse in Center, Nebraska on the date of July 10, 2014 at 9:30 a.m.  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.

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 Niobrara Tribune 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: Kevin Mackeprang, Katie Fritz, Sheriff Henery, Lonnie Tramp, Patti Stoural, Jeff Christensen, Econ. Dev. Director Cerny, Weed Supt. Banks, Zoning Admin. Doerr, Lance Knigge, Co. Assessor McManigal, Deputy Assessor Beckmann, Hwy. Supt. Barta, Harrison Twp. Board members Mark Stelling, Troy Poppe and Scott Eisenhauer, Hill Twp. Board members Melvin Barger, Leslie Yule and Marlin Kumm, and Central Twp. Board members Jim Doerr and Josh Doerr, Emergency Manager Hintz, Veteran Service Officer Boggs, Extension Educator Vonderohe, Extension Educator Jim Jansen, Dale Riesberg,

The minutes of the June 26, 2014 meeting were read.  Chairman Miller approved the June 26, 2014 meeting minutes as read.

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 except Supr. Swanson District #2.

Hwy. Supt. Barta met with the Board on the following: 1. Discussion was held on the new process of putting up signs and the liability and study responsibility of the townships for their signage.  Hwy. Supt. Barta received calls from a number of township board members as well as comments from those township board members present.  Further discussion ensued on a lawsuit against a township board over a vehicle accident on a township road, compensation, signage, liability issues against the members both as board members and personally, suggestion that the townships be covered under the County’s risk management, and questioned if Resolution #2014-16 can be rescinded.

At 10:30 a.m., Chairman Miller opened the advertised public hearing on Conditional Use Permit Application CU#0017 submitted by Corner 9 LLC/Lonnie Tramp for a self-storage unit expansion.  Discussion was held on the conditions requested by the Planning Commission that included 1.  No outside storage allowed; 2. Plant two rows of evergreen trees planted close enough to provide a buffer around the buildings and sufficiently far from the buildings according to fire safety standards; and 3. Construct a fence around both buildings with a locked gate. Chairman Miller closed the open public hearing at 10:47 a.m.  Motion by Supr. O’Connor, seconded by Supr. Fuchtman to approve Conditional Use Permit Application CU#0017 submitted by Corner 9 LLC/Lonnie for expansion of a self-storage unit located in part of the NE1/4NE1/4 of Section 23, T33N, R2W of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska, to approve the Planning Commission’s condition that there be no outside storage allowed and to strike Condition #2. Plant two rows of evergreen trees planted close enough to provide a buffer around the buildings and sufficiently far from the buildings according to fire safety standards; and Condition #3. Construct a fence around both buildings with a locked gate. By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #2.  Motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION #2014-20

 

WHEREAS, Corner 9 LLC by Lonnie Tramp has applied for Conditional Use Permit #CU0017 to expand the self-storage unit by constructing another building on a tract of land legally described as part of the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast one quarter (NE ¼ NE ¼) of Section 23, Township 33 North, Range 2 West of the 6th p.m. Knox County, Nebraska; being more particularly described as follows:  Commencing at the Northeast corner of said Section Twenty-three (23), thence S89°58'05" W along the north section line a distance of 708.65 feet; thence on an assumed bearing of S 00°00'00" E a distance of 54.82 feet to a point of beginning on the south right-of-way line of Knox County Highway 54C; thence continuing S 00°00'00" E a distance of 605.18 feet; thence N 89°58'05” E a distance of 670.04 feet to the West right-of-way line of Nebraska Highway 121; thence N 00°32'26" E along said Nebraska Highway 121 West right-of-way a distance of 594.79 feet back to said Knox County Highway South right-of-way line; thence N 89°15'06” W along said South right­of-way line a distance of 589.81 feet; thence N 88°26'06” W continuing along said south right-of-way line a distance of 85.92 feet to the point of beginning containing 9.26 acres, more or less.

 

WHEREAS, the Knox County Planning Commission has given public notice as required by the Nebraska State Statutes, of a hearing held on the 10th day of June, 2014, at 7:30 PM in the Knox County Courthouse Board of Supervisors’ room on the proposed application; 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 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.  No outside storage is allowed. 

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, THAT THE CORNER 9 LLC CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #CU00157 BE APPROVED.

 

 

 

 

 

Dated this 10th day of July, 2014.

 

KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

Virgil H. Miller /s/                                              Martin J. O’Connor /s/                           Absent                                     

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. Fuchtman to approve Administrative Plat Application #P0060 submitted by John Arens, Crofton NE for zoning lot combination of Lots 10 and 11A, Elk Ridge Estates, a subdivision of Knox County, Nebraska.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #2.  Motion carried; 2. Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Sokol to approve Administrative Plat Application #P0052 submitted by Devils Nest II/Bruce Hagge for zoning lot combination of Lots 2033, 2034, 2035, 2036, 2093, 2094, 2095 and 2096, Block 22, Devils Nest, a subdivision of Knox County, Nebraska.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #3, #4, #5, #6, and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #2.  Motion carried; 3. Discussion was held on the Behounek permit that was approved at an earlier meeting and a question was asked if the permit had been approved by DEQ and the EPA.  Also discussed putting in a driveway.  

At 11:02 a.m., Chairman Miller opened the advertised public hearing on the reuse loan application submitted by Patti Stoural.  Pinnacle Bank and NENEDD have agreed to approve loans also.  Mrs. Stoural’s application is for the purchase and renovation of Misty’s in Verdigre.  Chairman Miller closed the public hearing at 11:13 a.m.  Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Sokol to approve a reuse loan to Patti Stoural in the amount of $27,000 with terms being a 10-year reuse loan at 4.5% interest with Knox County in a lien position after Pinnacle Bank and NENEDD.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #2.  Motion carried.

Lance Knigge met with the Board regarding a livestock conditional permit issued to Ken Breithaupt.  Mr. Knigge owns property adjacent to the area where Mr. Breithaupt will be constructing new livestock pens for his feedlot.  Mr. Knigge said that the new lots hinder him from hunting with a firearm within a radius of the new pens which amounts to 32 acres that he can’t discharge a firearm and that this takes out an actual value of this land.  If he tried to sell it and it was sold for hunting there would be a problem as there can’t be hunting near the new pens.  Mr. Knigge suggests that the setbacks and regulations be revised and referred to Nebraska hunting regulations.

            Extension Educator Ruth Vonderohe introduced Jim Jansen who will be a new Extension Educator in Cedar and Knox Counties.  Mr. Jansen’s specialty is beef and farm management issues. 

            Zoning Admin. Doerr continued with the following: 3. Discussed setbacks regarding schools, churches, etc, historical sites and livestock friendly issues.

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

            The Knox County Board of Supervisors reconvened at 12:41 p.m. with all members present except Supr. Swanson District #2.

            Weed Supt. Banks met with the Board on the following: 1. His introductory period is now completed and a job review was held.  Discussion was held on what Weed Supt. Banks has learned, what processes work and spraying of County roadsides.  Motion by Supr. O’Connor, seconded by Supr. Schlote to remove Weed Supt. Banks from the introductory period and to give a $1.00 per hour increase in his wage.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #2.  Motion carried;  2. Request to purchase new spraying equipment from Big John Manufacturing Co. Inc.  Discussion was held on the County’s responsibility to control noxious weeds along County roadsides, this being a one-time purchase, safety concerns as the new equipment would eliminate anyone being exposed to the spray, operation can be done from a cab and can be done by one person, motivating the public to control noxious weeds if they see the County setting an example of keeping the weeds controlled, and an option to add an electric reel with button control and 100 ft. hose to the quote in the amount of $425.  Motion by Supr. Fuchtman, seconded by Supr. O’Connor to approve the purchase of a 200-gallon skid mounted high pressure sprayer and attachments in the amount of $7,762 with a credit of on a previously purchased tank in the amount of $250, and to add to the purchase an electric reel in the amount of $450 for a total of $7,937.00.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #3, #4, #6 and #7.  Nay District #5.  Absent was District #2.  Motion carried.

            Chairman Miller moves the Board recess for Board of Equalization at 1:00 p.m.

            The Knox County Board of Supervisors reconvened at 2:01 p.m. with all members present except Supervisor Swanson District #2.

            Dale Riesberg representing the Knox County Visitor’s Committee met with the Board on the following:  1.  Discussed the applications submitted for Visitor’s Promotion and Improvement funding and the recommended amounts to distribute which total $15,370, capital funding projects, the camera project at Weigand, wireless internet available at Weigand and Niobrara State Park, recognition and thanks that was given by the Nebraska Game & Parks and Niobrara State Park Superintendent Rettig to Econ. Dev. Director Cerny, Greg Dohrman and Dale Riesberg for their help in supporting the State Parks and tourism in Knox County, concerns about what is happening at the State level and that tourism has had a big impact on Knox County.  Econ. Dir. Cerny informed the Board about the tourism website project he is working on.  Motion by Supr. Fuchtman, seconded by Supr. O’Connor to approve the following Visitor’s Promotion funds distribution: Bargain Buyway $100; Bloomfield Community Club – Annual Appreciation Days $500, Knox County Fair $300 and Charles Yeager Memorial Gun Show $200; Center Community $500; Corps of Discovery Welcome Center $1,000; Creighton Chamber of Commerce $1,000; Crofton Community Club $1,000; Niobrara Promoters $1,000; Outlaw Trail Scenic Byway $500; Shannon Trail Promoters $500; Verdigre Improvement Club $1,000; Wausa Community Club – Auto Show, Pork Chop & Labor Days - $500, Q125 Celebration $500; Wausa Smorgasbord Committee $500; and Winnetoon Community Club $300; and to approve the following Visitor’s Improvement funds distribution:  Knox County Development Agency $5,970 for the tourism website.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #2.  Motion carried;  2.  Mr. Riesberg asked about policies for recognition of past Committee members and asked for suggestions; 3. The goal of the Committee is to have one meeting per year but they have had to meet more than that and Mr. Riesberg requested that mileage be paid for those Committee members who attend the meetings.

            Veteran Service Officer Boggs met with the Board on the following: 1. Mr. Boggs informed the Board that he will be retiring on December 31, 2014 after serving Knox County for 24 years; 2. Motion by Supr. Sokol, seconded by Supr. Mackeprang to place on file the County Veterans’ Aid the Nebraska Veterans’ Aid Reports for 2013-2014.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #2.  Motion carried; 3. Information on

flags for the County Board room; 4.  Motion by Supr. Schlote, seconded by Supr. Fuchtman to reappoint Jim Scott to the Veterans Service Committee for another five-year term.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #2.  Motion carried;  5. The Board thanked Veteran Service Officer Boggs for the good job he has done over the past 24 years.  Mr. Boggs informed the Board that someone is interested in his position and discussion was held on the procedure for appointing a new Veteran Service Officer.  The Board invited the Veterans Service Committee to attend the next meeting to discuss the procedure and plan.

            Hwy. Supt. Barta met with the Board on the following: 1. Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Schlote to authorize Chairman Miller to sign the Annual Certification Form on Federal Buy-Back funds.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #2.  Motion carried;  2. Bridge crew update;  3. Oil crew update;  4. Discussed Bloomfield Co-op road and using hot mix vs. concrete, obtaining bids, and drafting plans;  5. Gravel truck is in Norfolk and will be delivered; 6. Bridge truck repairs; 7. Discussed having a public hearing at the August 14, 2014 meeting to gather input on possible township discontinuance.  Letters will be sent to Township Board members.

            Motion by Supr. Fuchtman, seconded by Supr. Sokol to go into executive session at 3:18 p.m. for job evaluations of Hwy. Supt. Barta, Zoning Admin. Doerr and Emergency Manager Hintz.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #2.  Motion carried.  Chairman Miller reiterated that the executive session will be held on job evaluations of Hwy. Supt. Barta, Zoning Admin. Doerr and Emergency Manager Hintz.  The Board came out of executive session at 4:22 p.m.  Chairman Miller stated that the executive session was held solely on job evaluations of Hwy. Supt. Barta, Zoning Admin. Doerr and Emergency Manager Hintz.

            Motion by Supr. Sokol, seconded by Supr. Fuchtman to set Hwy. Supt. Barta’s 2015 salary at $63,500 with no additional incentive payment, to set Zoning Admin. Doerr’s 2015 wage at $21.30 per hour with no insurance benefits, and Emergency Manager Hintz’s 2015 salary at $41,500.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #2.  Motion carried.

            Motion by Supr. Schlote, seconded by Supr. Mackeprang to place on file the June Zoning Permits Report.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #2.  Motion carried.

            Motion by Supr. O’Connor, seconded by Supr. Sokol to place on file the Clerk of the District Court June Fee Report.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #2.  Motion carried.

            Motion by Supr. Fuchtman, seconded by Supr. Sokol to place on file the County Sheriff’s Quarterly Report of Fees Collected between April 1 and June 30, 2014.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #2.  Motion carried.

            Motion by Supr. O’Connor, seconded by Supr. Schlote to place on file the County Treasurer’s Semi-Annual Report of Collections, Disbursements and Balances for Six Months ending June 30, 2014 and the County Clerk’s certification that there were no unpaid claims against Knox County as of June 15, 2014.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #2.  Motion carried.

            Motion by Supr. Schlote, seconded by Supr. Fuchtman to place on file the NIRMA Crime, Liability and Workman’s Compensation Policy for period of July 1, 2014 to July 1, 2015.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

            Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Sokol to place on file the Co. Treasurer’s Report of Collections of Delinquent Personal Property Taxes FY 2012 and Prior.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #2.  Motion carried.

            Motion by Supr. Fuchtman, seconded by Supr. O’Connor to place on file the Sheriff’s Report of Collection of Taxes from October 30, 2013 to June 30, 2014.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #2.  Motion carried.

            Motion by Supr. Schlote, seconded by Supr. Sokol to adopt Resolution #2014-21 directing the County Treasurer to make transfers from the General Fund to the Road Fund in the months of July and August to cover incurred expenses until the 2014-2015 budget is adopted in September 2014.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #2.  Motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION #2014 - 21

 

            WHEREAS, due to Section 39-1904 of the Nebraska Revised Statutes, the 2014-2015 County Road budget does not include a property tax dollar request, and

            WHEREAS, the 2014-2015 Knox County budget will not be adopted until September 2014, and

            WHEREAS, transfers are needed from the Knox County General Fund to the Knox County Road Fund until the 2014-2015 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 $86,982.71 in July 2014 and $86,982.71 in August 2014 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 2014/2015 Knox County Budget will be reduced by the $173,965.42 and the remaining balance of the 2014/2015 total transfer to be prorated accordingly from September 2014 through June 2015.

            Dated this 10th day of July 2014.

 

KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

Virgil H. Miller /s/                                              Martin J. O’Connor /s/                           Absent                                     

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/                    

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

 

                                                                        Jim Fuchtman /s/                     

                                                                        Jim Fuchtman, District #7

ATTEST:       (Seal)

Rhonda K. Surface /s/                                                  

Rhonda K. Surface, Deputy Knox County Clerk

 

            There was no public comment on agenda items.

            There was no public comment on non-agenda items.

Motion by Supr. Fuchtman, seconded by Supr. O’Connor that the receipts be accepted and placed on file, by roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #2.  Motion carried. Receipts totaled $263,052.89. 

            #16194 – Kieth & Patti Stoural, app. fee, 400.00; #16195 – St. of Nebr., July rent, 2,205.00; #16196 – St. of Nebr., mtr. veh. prorate, 18,157.01; #16197 – Knox Co. Zoning, bldg. permits, 280.00; #16198 – Frankfort Twp., sign/post, 95.00; #16199 – Knox Co. Zoning, bldg. permits, 30.00; #16200 – Knox Co. Treas., int., 533.46; #16201 – Knox Co. Treas., int., 213.47; #16202 – St. of Nebr., 6 of six homestead pmt., 44,333.53; #16203 – Knox Co. Sheriff, June coll., 775.00; #16204 – F. & M. St. Bk., int., 7,451.66; #16205 – Commercial St. Bk., CD int., 277.26; #16206 – Tammy Henery, bottled water – May & June, 25.00; #16207 – Santee Sioux Nation, dispatching serv., 6,250.00; #16208 – M. J. Brummer, water mtr. pmt., 50.00; #16209 – Commercial St. Bk., CD int., 249.32; #16210 – Grand Central, econ. dev. loan pmts., 443.82; #16211 – Green Valley Veterinary, econ. dev. loan pmt., 702.70; #16212 – Knox Co. Clerk, marr. lic., 15.00; #16213 – Knox Co. Treas., postage for mailing mtr. veh. lic., 242.30; #16214 – Knox Co. Clerk, June coll., 228.95; #16215 – Nebr. Community Foundation, rebar proj., 1,750.00; #16216 – Encartele, Inc., reimb. for jail phone usage, 12.38; #16217 – Knox Co. Zoning, bldg. permits & plat, 180.00; #16218 – Chesterman Co., comm. on Coke machine, 26.00; #16219 – Knox Co. Court, fines & crt. costs, 3,762.16; #16220 – Clk. of Dist. Crt., filing fees, copies, crt. costs, fines & passport fees, 1,083.22; #16221 – Village of Niobrara, culvert/band, 516.00; #16222 – Knox Co. Jail, lease vending area (2 machines 7/1/2014 thru 6/30/2015), 2.00; #16223 – St. of Nebr., hwy. alloc., mtr. veh. fee & Build Nebraska Act LB84 $5,004.47 inc. in alloc., 170,279.54; #16224 – Norbert Guenther, Cobra pmt. – dental/vision ins. prem., 27.66; #16225 – Jana Osborne, Cobra pmt. – dental/vision ins. prem., 54.62; #16226 – Family Variety, econ. dev. loan pmts., 260.98; #16227 – TC Complete, econ. dev. loan pmt., 362.73; #16228 – White Tail River Lodge, econ. dev. loan pmts., 306.00; #16229 – Downtown Auto, econ. dev. loan pmts., 923.45; #16230 – Knox Co. Chiropractic, econ. dev. loan pmt., 70.67; #16231 – Uptown Beauty, econ. dev. loan pmts., 345.00; #16232 – Knox Co. Employees, lease vending area – 2 machines, 2.00; #16233 – Matt Cerny, KCDA mtg. – meal exp. reimb., 130.00.

            Motion by Supr. O’Connor, seconded by Supr. Schlote that all claims audited and approved for payment by the Claims Committee, except Claim #40 and Claim #92 be allowed subject to delinquent personal taxes. By roll call vote. Ayes Districts #1, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #2.  Motion carried. 

            Motion by Supr. Sokol, seconded by Supr. Fuchtman that Claim #40 and Claim #92, audited and approved for payment by the Claims Committee be allowed subject to delinquent personal taxes.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Abstain District #3.  Absent was District #2.  Motion carried.

GENERAL FUND. Salaries, 119,047.73; Bloomfield Tire & Oil, LLC, gas, 291.91; Century Link, phone, 86.88; Clerk of District Court, court costs, 100.00; C-Mart, gas, 68.00; Coll. of Internal Rev. Soc. Sec. Co. pays, 8,976.94; Co. of Knox Emp. Benefit Acct., HealthCare Solutions Group, Inc., ins. Co pays, 22,909.82; Creighton News, notices, 74.50; Crofton Journal/Niobrara Tribune, notices & publ., 241.36; Donald J. Jiracek, prior serv., 25.00; Eakes Office Plus, calendars & copier agmt., 200.76; Ecowater Systems, water, 285.00; Elaine’s Tavern & Café, pris. meals, 2,941.50; Gragert’s, supplies, 15.70; Great Plains Comm., phone, 1,462.36; Health Plan Services, Inc., ins. Co. pays, 1,236.34; Jason Wessendorf, computer rep., 35.00; JoAnn P. Knori, prior serv., 20.00; John Thomas, reimb., 380.97; Jonny Dodge Chrysler Jeep Inc., bolts, 14.12; Key Sanitation LLC, garbage, 104.00; Landmark Surveying, survey, 300.00; Name Redacted, medicare reimb., 104.90; Lincoln National Life Ins. Co., ins. co pays, 74.39; Microfilm Imaging Systems, rental, 92.00; MIPS, computer prog., 673.22; Northeast Nebraska Area Agency on Aging, ann. cont., 5,504.00; Nixle LLC, weather broadcasting, 1,585.00; Name Redacted, medicare reimb., 271.79; North Central PPD, elect., 2,475.89; Office Systems Co., service agmt., 204.00; Omaha World Herald, sub., 160.68; Pitney Bowes, meter rental, 208.50; Quill Corp., supp., 24.58; Ray’s Electric Inc., ck. light, 64.00; Retirement Plans Div. of Ameritas, ret., Co. pays, 7,814.48; Schreier’s Lumber Co., weather strip, 10.50; Steven Banks, reimb., 10.00; Tammy Henery, serv. cont., 761.00; Telebeep, pager, 51.33; The Farner Co. Inc., utensils, 205.24; The Monitor, notice, 47.25; Timothy E. Huntington, training, 275.00; Top Quality Glove, gloves, 65.00; US Cellular, cell phone, 124.79; US Cellular, cell phone, 130.40; Verdigre Eagle, letterhead, bus. cards & publ., 177.63; Village of Center, water, sewer & garbage, 663.00; Name Redacted, medicare reimb., 322.17; Wausa Gazette, publ., 81.02; Yankton Fire & Safety Co., fire ext. insp., 129.00.

ROAD FUND. Backus Sand & Gravel, gravel, 1,764.09; Battle Creek Farmers Pride, propane, 2,555.96; Bloomfield Tire & Oil, LLC, gas/diesel, 618.78; Carhart Lumber Co., cement, 237.40; CHS Wausa, gas/diesel, 1,788.07; City of Bloomfield, water, 19.50; City of Creighton, water, sewer & garbage, 120.03; C-Mart, gas, 94.01; Country Market, shop supp., 22.86;  Creston Fertilizer, erosion control, 456.23; Crofton Elevator, grazon, 80.00; Don McElhose Trucking & Const., clay/rock, 470.00; Freeman Oil, LLC, diesel, 1,803.95; Gary Backhaus Gravel LLC, gravel/haul, 3,449.75; Great Plains Comm., phone, 474.52; Grossenburg Impl., repairs, 23.07; Hefner True Value, Inc., shop supp., 6.98; Herbert Feed & Grain, diesel, 7,640.09; J & K Auto, repairs, 10.00; Jack’s Quikshop, gas, 164.51; Name Redacted, medicare reimb., 357.46; Jason Wessendorf, repair, 40.00; Jedlicka’s Hardware Hank, shop supp. 28.97; Kayton Int’l., Inc., shop supp., 34.64; Key Sanitation, garbage, 116.00; Menford’s Trustworthy Hardware, shop supp., 12.55; Mitteis Gravel, gravel/hauling, 1,504.60; NAPA Bloomfield, repairs & shop supp., 679.55; NPPD, elect., 32.46; North Central PPD, elect., 267.91; Peitz GMC Service Inc., filters, 78.55; Peters Hardware, sprayer, 116.85; R & K Auto Parts, filters & repairs, 93.01; Ray’s Electric, Inc., phone, 39.99; Riverside Hydraulics Inc., repairs, 598.12; Ronald Bourn, gravel/haul, 1,469.26; Rose Equipment, Inc., repairs, 609.97; Schreier’s Lumber, spikes, 18.30; Speedway Truck & Auto, repairs, 39.00; State of Nebr., diesel tax, 1,034.00; Steffen’s Service Station, gas, tire repair, & supp., 100.24; US Cellular, cell phones, 353.47; Vakoc Excavating, LLC, gravel/haul, 3,530.79; Vic’s Service, gas/diesel & repairs, 941.43; Village of Center, water/sewer, 20.00; Village of Niobrara, water/sewer, 35.06; Village of Verdigre, water, sewer & garbage, 66.45; West Hodson Lumber & Concrete Co., shop supp. 5.39.

            ROD PRESERVATION AND MODERNIZATION FUND. MIPS, computer program, 128.32.

            ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUND. Salary, 30.38; Coll. of Internal Revenue, Soc. Sec. Co. pays, 2.32;  Retirement Plans Div. of Ameritas, ret. Co. pays, 2.05.

            C AND C DEVELOPMENT FUND. Salary, 3,300.00; Century Link, phone, 4.83; Coll. of Internal Revenue, Soc. Sec. Co. pays, 252.45; County of Knox Emp. Benefit Acct., ins. Co. pays, 602.89; Great Plains Comm., phone, 38.59; Health Plan Services, Inc., ins. Co. pays, 27.66; The Lincoln National Life Ins. Co., ins., Co. pays, 1.83; Matt Cerny, mlge., 97.44; Retirement Plans Div. of Ameritas, ret. Co. pays, 222.75, U.S. Cellular, cell phone, 74.55.

            INHERITANCE FUND.  Rodney W. Smith, pub. def. cont., 2,083.33.

            911 WIRELESS.  Great Plains Comm., phone, 397.80; Three River Telco, phone, 143.92.

            911 EMERGENCY FUND. Century Link, phone, 3.15; Great Plains Comm., phone, 407.68; Three River Telco., phone, 77.49.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTALS

                                                General Fund                                                         181,128.65

                                                Road Fund                                                              34,023.82                       

                                                ROD Preservation & Modernization Fund                       128.32

                                                Economic Development Fund                                           34.75

                                                C and C Development Fund                                        4,622.99          

                                                Inheritance Fund                                                        2,083.33

                                                911 Wireless Service Fund                                            541.72

                                                911 Emergency Fund                                                     488.32

                                                                                     Total                                 223,051.90

 

Chairman Miller adjourned the Knox County Board of Supervisors at 4:54 p.m., July 10, 2014 until Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. for a regular meeting.

            We, Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk and Rhonda K. Surface, Deputy Knox County Clerk, do hereby certify that the County Board minutes are correct to the best of our 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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Rhonda K. Surface, Deputy Knox County Clerk

 

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION          

           

                                                                                                            July 10, 2014   

                                                                                                            Center, Nebraska

9:45 a.m.

 

A regular meeting of the Knox County Board of Equalization was held in the Board of Supervisors’ Room at the Knox County Courthouse in Center, Nebraska on the date of July 10, 2014 at 9:45 a.m.  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 Supr. Swanson Dist. #2.  Vice-Chairman Schlote presiding.   

            Vice-Chairman Schlote 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 Wausa Gazette 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, Kevin Mackeprang, Katie Fritz, Sheriff Henery, Lonnie Tramp, Patti Stoural, Jeff Christensen, Econ. Dev. Director Cerny, Weed Supt. Banks, Zoning Admin. Doerr, Lance Knigge, Hwy. Supt. Barta, Harrison Twp. Board members Mark Stelling, Troy Poppe and Scott Eisenhauer, Hill Twp. Board members Melvin Barger, Leslie Yule and Marlin Kumm, and Central Twp. Board members Jim Doerr and Josh Doerr, Gary Ralston and Michael Nutting.

The minutes of the June 26, 2014 meeting were read.  Vice-Chairman Schlote approved the June 26, 2014 minutes as read.

            There was no public comment on agenda items.

            There was no public comment on non-agenda items.     

            Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. O’Connor that the Tax Claims Committee recommendation on Tax Claim #7798 and #7799 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 #1, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #2.  Motion carried. 

            Motion by Supr. Sokol, seconded by Supr. Miller to accept and place on file Notices of Rejection of Homestead Exemption – Forms 458R.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #3, #4, #5, #6, and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #2.  Motion carried.

            Motion by Supr. Fuchtman, seconded by Supr. Mackeprang to accept and place on file Notices of Valuation Change by the Knox County Board of Equalization.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #2.  Motion carried.

            Gary L. Baumgart & wf., Norfolk NE, update stats-extensive water damage to house, 92,980 to 45,310; Naoma Borgmann, Niobrara NE, update stats, 163,900 to 155,280; Eric M. & Monica Doerr, Creighton NE, update house stats, 535,650 to 532,875; Levi S & Amelia M. Hostetler, Verdigre NE, updated bldg. values & split 80 acres, 156,815 to 78,315; Robert P. Klemmensen, Sioux City IA, house states updated, 214,250 to 194,395; Rick & Marian Langel, Bennington NE, correct house stats, 466,955 to 464,185; Kevin D. & Tammy J. Lauck, Bloomfield NE, corrected garage value, 207,485 to 192,135; Leah C. Merkwan, Crofton NE, adj. ‘older home’ for vacancy & structure shifting, 129,465 to 119,895; Andrew P. & Tena A. Miller, Creighton NE, updated value, 124,110 to 112,300; Levi J. & Ella Miller, Verdigre NE, updated value, 89,925 to 74,680; Linda Moles, etal., Bloomfield NE, update land use, 410,685 to 388,495; Eddie E. & Mattie U. Petersheim, Verdigre NE, update value, 518,710 to 457,875; Eli E. Petersheim, Mt. Vernon OH, update value, 286,970 to 279,970; Charles E. Scott, Winnetoon NE, added garage, 8,910 to 21,430; Jeffrey Y. & Sandra L. Warembourg, Niobrara NE, update M.H. states, 5,270 to 4,480; Linda Weber, Port Jefferson Station TX, update house states, 64,245 to 45,420; Richard Wells, O’Neill NE, correct land use, 70,430 to 67,225; Sara & Ruth Yoder, Verdigre NE, update value, 116,660 to 107,110; Emery J. & Fannie D. Zook, Verdigre NE, update value, 142,370 to 133,210; Dan E. & Susie D. Zook, Verdigre NE, update value, 73,590 to 73,010; Jonas J. & Lydiann S. Zook, Verdigre NE, update value, 101,780 to 96,595; Levi D. & Mary D. Zook, Verdigre NE, update value, 143,170 to 125,080; Levi J. & Sarah J. Zook, update value, 254,480 to 210,365; Menno L. Zook, Verdigre NE, update value, 211,095 to 202,585.

            Vice-Chairman Schlote recessed the Board of Equalization at 10:03 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. for a public hearing to hear filed protests.

            The Knox County Board of Equalization reconvened at 1:00 p.m. with all members present except Supr. Swanson District #2. 

            At 1:00 p.m., Vice-Chairman Schlote opened the advertised public hearing on the filed 2014 Property Valuation Protests.

            Co. Assessor McManigal read formal notices regarding the equalization hearing.

            Deputy County Clerk Surface swore in County Assessor McManigal.

            Vice-Chairman Schlote announced for the record that no decisions would be made by the Board of Equalization on the protests at the hearing.

            Protest #2-2014 – Gary Ralston, 52893 Hwy. 59, Creighton NE 68729, Part SE1/4SE1/4 of Section 19, T29N, R5W of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska, less highway.  Tract being 1.14 acres.  Gary Ralston was present, sworn in and gave taped testimony.  Co. Assessor McManigal read the filed protest into record.  Mr. Ralston said that his primary concern is the value that has been put on the land that his house is sitting on and he does not think that it is fair compared to other rural and in-town lot values, local land sold for $5,000 an acre ($15,000 for 3 acres), and that when reviewing the GIS Workshop site he finds various tracts like his but none valued as high as his.  Co. Assessor McManigal explained how small tracts have their own property class, how a multiplier is used, that sales show what the market value is, and that Nebraska uses mass appraisal to determine market value. 

            Protest #4-2014 – Rosemary G. Davis, PO Box 334, Creighton NE 68729, South 77 feet of Lots 10-12, Block 3, Bruce’s 1st Addition to the City of Creighton, Knox County, Nebraska.  Michael Nutting was present, sworn in and gave taped testimony.  Co. Assessor McManigal read the filed protest into record.  Mr. Nutting said the base should be $74,400, and that the Nebraska Legislature says market and value are the same. Co. Assessor McManigal said that this sale did not  qualify for the sale roster because it was a bank foreclosure, that this property was in limbo for months with the mortgage company, and that Assessors can not “sales chase” but have to treat all similar properties equally. 

            Protest #3-2014 – Guy and Pamela Kirkpatrick, 7405 South 145th Street, Omaha NE 68138, Lot 20, Block 34, Pioneer Townsite Company’s First Addition to the Village of Verdigre.  Protestor was not present for the scheduled hearing.  Co. Assessor McManigal read the filed protest into the record.

            Vice-Chairman Schlote closed the open public hearing at 2:00 p.m.

            Vice-Chairman Schlote adjourned the Knox County Board of Equalization at 2:01 p.m. on July 10, 2014 until 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 for a special meeting to review and make decisions on filed protests and until 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, July 31, 2014 for a regular meeting.

            We, Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk and Rhonda K. Surface, Deputy Knox County Clerk, do hereby certify that the County Board of Equalization minutes are correct to the best of our knowledge.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                  KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

 

_____________________________________________               By___________________________________________

Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk                                           Danny R. Schlote, Vice-Chairman

 

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Rhonda K. Surface, Deputy Knox County Clerk

 

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

 

                                                                                                                Center, Nebraska

                                                                                                    July 16, 2014

                                                                                                    2:00 p.m.

 

            A special meeting of the Knox County Board of Equalization was held at the Court House in Center, Nebraska on the date of July 16, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.  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.   Due to the absence of Chairman Swanson, Vice-Chairman Schlote presiding.  Also present were Co. Assessor McManigal and Deputy Co. Assessor Beckmann.

            Vice-Chairman Schlote 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 Niobrara Tribune and Wausa Gazette 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 Board did not view properties this year.

            Reading of the minutes of the July 10, 2014 meeting was dispensed with and will be read at the July 31, 2014 meeting.

            There was no public comment on agenda items.

There was no public comment on non-agenda items.

Co. Assessor McManigal and Deputy Co. Assessor Beckmann reviewed the filed protests with the Board.            The following action was taken in this order by the Knox County Board of Equalization:

Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Miller to concur with Assessor’s recommendation on       Protest #1-2014, Gary L. Ermels, PO Box 342, Crofton NE 68730, Lot 16, Block 13, Original Town of Bloomfield, Knox County, Nebraska, to increase percentage of depreciation due to the state of the 1890 home resulting in change of valuation from $31,820 to $20,395.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none. Absent District #2.  Motion carried.

            Motion by Supr. Fuchtman, seconded by Supr. Sokol to not concur with Assessor’s recommendation on     Protest #2-2014, Gary Ralston, 52893 Hwy 59, Creighton NE 68729, Part SE1/4SE1/4 less highway in Section 19, T29N, R5W of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska, tract being 1.14 acres, and to leave the value of the buildings the same as the Assessor’s valuation being $85,625 but set the land value at $5,000 per acre ($5,000 x 1.14 acres = $5,700) plus 80% of the utilities resulting in a total decrease of land value to $18,900 making the total valuation of the property $104,525 (from $114,115 to $104,525).  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #2.  Motion carried.

            Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. O’Connor to concur with Assessor’s recommendation to deny Protest #3-2014, Guy and Pamela Kirkpatrick, 7405 S 147th St., Omaha NE 68138, Lot 20, Block 34, Pioneer Townsite Company’s 1st Addition to the Village of Verdigre, Knox County, Nebraska, as property valuated comparable to like properties.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #2.  Motion carried.

            Motion by Supr. Miller, seconded by Supr. Mackeprang to concur with Assessor’s recommendation to deny Protest #4-2014, Rosemary G. Davis, PO Box 334, Creighton NE 68729, S. 77 ft. of Lots 10-12, Block 3, Bruce’s 1st Addition to the City of Creighton, Knox County, Nebraska, as property valuated comparable to like properties.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Absent was District #2.  Motion carried.

            Vice-Chairman Schlote adjourned the Knox County Board of Equalization at 3:15 p.m. on July 16, 2014 until 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, July 31, 2014 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                                            Danny R. Schlote, Vice-Chairman

 

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

                                                                                                            Center, Nebraska

                                                                                                            July 31, 2014

                                                                                                            9:30 a.m.

 

            A regular meeting of the Knox County Board of Supervisors was held in the Board of Supervisors’ Room in the Knox County Courthouse, in Center, Nebraska on the date of July 31, 2014 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.

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 Wausa Gazette 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, Kevin Mackeprang, Hwy. Supt. Barta, Dennis Kammer, Kelly Kumm, Zoning Adm. Doerr, Mark Miller, Wausa Gazette Reporter Deanna Anderson, Travis Barney, Veteran Service Officer Boggs, Veterans Service Committee members Leroy Clausen, Jim Hames, Jim Scott, and LeRoy Buchholz, and Emergency Mgr. Hintz.

Chairman Miller approved the July 10, 2014 meeting minutes as read.

Correspondence reviewed was: 1. Public notice that the US Army Corps of Engineers and the Nebraska Dept. of Environmental Quality will review the Dept. or Roads application on a project of Highway 12 Verdel to Santee Spur Road Embankment Repair, Phases I and II; 2. Letter from Nebraska Dept. of Agriculture stating that they received the Livestock Friendly County application from Knox County and that the application will be reviewed; 3. Nebraska Jail Standards Title 81-Minimum Standards for Detention and Holding Facilities.

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

The Knox County Board of Supervisors reconvened at 10:12 a.m. with all members present.

Hwy. Supt. Barta met with the Board on the following: 1. Oil crew update; 2. Bridge crew update; 3. Road mowing;  4. A request was received from the Creighton Twp. Board to vacate and abandon a .30-mile portion of Platted Road #95 (old State Highway) north of Bazile Mills.  Motion by Supr. Fuchtman, seconded by Supr. Mackeprang to adopt Resolution #2014-22 directing Hwy. Supt. Barta to conduct a study for the vacation and abandonment of a .30 mile portion of Platted Road #95 (old State Highway) between Stations 59 and 60, located in the W1/2NE1/4 of Section 4, T29N, R5W of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION #2014 - 22

 

WHEREAS the Creighton Township Board has requested to vacate and abandon a portion of Platted Road #95 (old State Highway) as follows:

 

A .30-mile portion of Platted Road #95 (old State Highway) between Stations 59 and 60, located in the W1/2NE1/4 of Section 4, T29N, R5W 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 .30-mile portion of Platted Road #95 (Old State Highway) as described above.

 

Passed this 31st day of July 2014.

 

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

Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk

 

5.  A request was received from the Western Twp. Board to vacate and abandon a portion of Roads #316, #567 and #12.  Motion by Supr. Swanson, seconded by Supr. Sokol to adopt Resolution #2014-23 directing Hwy. Supt. Barta to conduct a study for the vacation and abandonment of the following Western Twp. Roads: 1.  A portion of Platted Road #316 located in the south central portion of Section 20; 2. The portion of Platted Road #567 between Station 0 and Station 3 in Sections 20 and 29; and 3.  The portion of Platted Road #12 between Station 0 and Station 4 and thence north on the Section line of Sections 17 and 20; all in T32N, R8W of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska. By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION #2014 - 23  

 

WHEREAS the Western Township Board has requested to vacate and abandon portions of Platted Roads #316, #567 and #12 as follows:

 

  1.  A portion of Platted Road #316 located in the south central portion of Section 20;
  2. The portion of Platted Road #567 between Station 0 and Station 3 in Sections 20 and 29;
  3. The portion of  Platted Road #12 between Station 0 and Station 4 and thence north on the Section line of Sections 17 and 20; all in T32N, R8W 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 Platted Roads #316, #567 and #12 as described above.

 

Passed this 31st day of July 2014.

 

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

Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk

 

At 10:30 a.m., Chairman Miller opened the advertised public hearing on Conditional Use Permit #CU0016 Application for Mark Miller of Bloomfield for the expansion of his beef confinement feeding operation.  Discussion ensued on easements, variances, practices for fly and dust control, the Planning Commission’s stipulations that Mr. Miller comply with DEQ, requirement to get a permit for the lots on the west side of the road, and Mr. Miller’s investment in side-dump trailers to haul manure out to the fields faster.  Dennis Kammer voiced his concern of smell drifting towards his home.  Zoning Admin. Doerr said she called an extension specialist.  The specialist was not able to come to view the area but he said that trees and topography will come into play as to slowing drift.  Zoning Admin. Doerr recommended the permit be approved as Mr. Miller has met the requirements.  Chairman Miller closed the public hearing at 10:58 a.m.  Motion by Supr. Swanson, seconded by Supr. Mackeprang to adopt Resolution #2014-24 approving Conditional Use Permit #CU0016 for Mark Miller of Bloomfield for the expansion of his beef confinement feeding operation in the NW1/4 of Sec. 3 and the N1/2NE1/4 of Section 4 in Peoria Twp., and the SW1/4 in Section 34 and the SE1/4, less a tract, in Section 33 in Addison Twp.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

           

RESOLUTION #2014-24

 

WHEREAS, Mark Miller has applied for Conditional Use Permit #CU0016 to expand his beef feedlot to 10,000 head (Class IIIA) on:

 

The Northwest Quarter (NW ¼) of Section Three (3), Township Thirty-one (31) North, Range Three (3), West of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska:

The North Half of the Northeast Quarter (N ½ NE ¼) of Section Four (4), Township Thirty-one (31) North, Range Three (3), West of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska:

The Southwest Quarter (SW ¼) of Section Thirty-four (34), Township Thirty-two (32) North, Range Three (3), West of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska;

The Southeast Quarter (SE ¼) of Section Thirty-three (33), Township Thirty-two (32) North, Range Three, West of the 6th P.M., less the following tract:  A tract of land located in the Southeast Quarter (SE ¼) of Section Thirty-three (33), Township Thirty-two (32) North, Range three (3) West of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska, and more particularly described as follows:  Commencing at the Southeast corner of said Section 33; thence North 00 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East along the Section line between Sections 33 and 34, a distance of 331.22 feet to the point of beginning; thence North 00 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East, continuing along the Section line, a distance of 814.39 feet; thence North 89 degrees 54 minutes 29 seconds West, a distance of 480.84feet; thence South 23 degrees 53 minutes 36 seconds West, a distance of 122.82 feet; thence South 41 degrees 00 minutes 28 seconds West, a distance of 48.58 feet; thence South 00 degrees 31 minutes 04 seconds East, a distance of 682.74 feet; thence North 88 degrees 18 minutes 01 seconds East, a distance of 556.54 feet to the point of beginning;

 

WHEREAS, the Knox County Planning Commission has given public notice and held a public hearing on June 10, 2014, 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:

 

5)     Applicant shall comply with NDEQ regulations.

6)     Applicant shall record impact easements from Keith and Rebecca Rowley and Anthony and Brenda Petersen.

7)     Applicant continues to maintain practices for fly control and dust control.

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, THAT THE MARK MILLER CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #CU0016 BE APPROVED.

 

Dated this 31st day of July, 2014.

 

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

Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk

 

            At 11:00 a.m., Chairman Miller opened the advertised public hearing on Conditional Use Permit #CU0018 Application for Jim Swanson of Niobrara for the expansion of his self-storage units on the SE1/4NW1/4 of Section 14 in Niobrara Twp.  Conditions were that there be no outside storage allowed, the first building must be started with twelve months and the second building must be constructed within two years.  Chairman Miller closed the public hearing at 11:06 a.m.  Motion by Supr. O’Connor, seconded by Supr. Sokol to adopt Resolution #2014-25 approving Conditional Use Permit #Cu0018 for Jim Swanson of Niobrara for the expansion of his self-storage unites in the SE1/4NW1/4 of Section 14, T32N, R6W of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Abstain District #2.  Motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION #2014-25

 

WHEREAS, Jim Swanson has applied for Conditional Use Permit #CU0018 to expand his self-storage units by adding two more buildings on:

 

A tract of land lying wholly in the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter (SE1/4NW1/4) of Section Fourteen (14), Township Thirty-two (32) North, Range Six (6) West of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska, more particularly described as follows:  Commencing at the mid Quarter corner of said Section Fourteen (14); thence northerly along the quarter section line 532.3 feet to a point on the north right-of-way of State Highway No. 12; thence northwesterly on said highway right-of-way 1254.3 feet to the point of beginning;  thence at a deflection angle of 82°33’ right, on an assumed bearing of North 0°07’ East 458.8 feet to the point of curve of a 307.94 foot radius curve, an arc distance of 132.7 feet; thence North 0°07’ East 33.1 feet; thence North 89°55’ East 275 feet; thence South 608 feet; thence West 275 feet to the point of beginning; less tract of 0.32 acres more or less conveyed to the State of Nebraska by Warranty Deed in Book 118, Page 553 of the Deed Records, of Knox County, Nebraska, subject to an easement in favor of Leonard Nielsen permitting access to his property to the east of the above tract over the south 30 feet thereof from the west line of the driveway presently in place serving the grantor’s property to the east boundary of said tract.

 

WHEREAS, the Knox County Planning Commission has given public notice and held a public hearing on July 8, 2014, 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)    No outside storage is allowed

2)     The first building must be started within twelve months or the permit will expire.

3)     The second building must be constructed within two years of approval of the permit.

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, THAT THE JIM SWANSON CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #CU0018 BE APPROVED.

 

Dated this 31st day of July, 2014.

 

KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

Virgil H. Miller /s/                                              Martin J. O’Connor /s/   ___                   Abstain_____                      

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. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Swanson to approve Administrative Plat Application #P0061 for a 5-acre tract lot split in the NE1/4 of Section 14, T33N, R3W for Troy Joachimsen and James and Linda Joachimsen with the condition that a designated perpetual easement be filed stating that the lot owner will be responsible for maintenance of the road leading to the lot.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

            Members of the Veterans Service Committee and Veterans Service Officer Boggs met with the Board on advertising for the Service Officer position as Officer Boggs will retire the end of 2014.  The Committee will advertise in the papers and will bring to the Board of Supervisors the names of the top three applicants that the Committee selects.  There will be an interview process conducted by the Committee and the Board.  An ad will be published for three weeks beginning the first week in August.

            Supt. Barta continued with the following: 6. Reviewed a memo to the townships regarding liability issues.  A public hearing will be held on August 14 at 10:30 a.m. on township discontinuance; 7. Discussed biologist conducting a study of burying beetles between Niobrara and Verdigre; 8. The Road employees will be moving the benches back into the Courtroom by using a telehandler to lift the benches to a window on the top floor and bringing the benches inside through the window; 9.  Motion by Supr. O’Connor, seconded by Supr. Fuchtman to go into executive session at 11:37 a.m. so as to protect the reputation of individuals 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 individuals while discussing personnel.  The Board came out of executive session at 11:52 a.m.  Chairman Miller stated that the executive session was held solely on personnel.

            Motion by Supr. Schlote, seconded by Supr. Sokol to place on file the District Seven Probation Year End Review letter showing that Knox County owed $8,804.69 this year for probation services and will owe approximately $11,332 next year.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

            Motion by Supr. Swanson, seconded by Supr. Fuchtman to make a $1,000 contribution to the Missouri River Sedimentation Action Coalition and the funds to be taken from the Flowage Easement Road Fund.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

            Motion by Supr. Sokol, seconded by Supr. O’Connor to accept and place on file the resignation of Central Twp. Clerk Kelly Bruns.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none. Motion carried.

            The Board made a quarterly visit to the Knox County Jail as per Nebraska Rev. Stat. 47-109.

            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.

Motion by Supr. Swanson, seconded by Supr. Mackeprang that all claims except Claims #158 and #237, 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.

Motion by Supr. Swanson, seconded by Supr. Sokol that Claims #158 and #237, audited and approved for payment by the Claims Committee, be allowed subject to delinquent personal taxes.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #2, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Abstain District #3.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

Motion by Supr. Sokol, 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 $67,876.92. 

            #16234 – Cedar Co. Treas., tax coll.- Crofton Fire Gen. & Sink & Wausa Fire Gen., 1,041.34; #16235 – Verdigre Housing Authority, in lieu of tax, 1,988.61; #16236 – Loren D. Lauck, filing fee, 6.00; #16237 – Lester D. Ketelsen, filing fee, 6.00; #16238 – Register of Deeds, rec. fees & doc. st. tax, 5,173.80; #16239 – Joan Thompson ob Artie Kelly Trust, fee for Treasurers Deed, 10.00; #16240 – St. of Nebr., Santee Spur Corner Tie Outs, 600.00; #16241 – Eric R. Bruegman, filing fee, 6.00; #16242 – Three River, 911 surcharges, 274.00; #16243 – Pronto, econ. dev. pmt. in full, 706.70; #16244 – Sherman St. Apts., econ. dev. pmt., 443.81; #16245 – Trustworthy Hardware, econ. dev. pmt., 665.72; #16246 – Gene Johnson, inh. tax - Beverly June Johnson Est., 8,287.49; #16247 - Knox Co. Clerk, mar. lic., 15.00; #16248 – Knox Co. Atty., ck. coll. fees & STOP fees, 100.00; #16249 – Frontier Communications, 911 surcharges, 5.94; #16250 – Knox Co. Sheriff, finger printing fees, 45.00; #16251 – Jeff Foreman, inh. tax - Marie F. Dittoe Est., 8,470.92; #16252 – Commercial St. Bank, int., 274.25; #16253 – St. of Nebr., lodging tax, 2,781.48; #16254 – Vonage, 911 surcharges, 10.00; #16255 – Knox Co. Zoning, bldg. permits, 260.00; #16256 – Knox Co. Zoning, bldg. permits, 230.00; #16257 – Village of Verdigre, reimb. of CRS-2 oil, 744.88; #16258 – Marjorie Nelson, POA, inh. tax – Lillian Schultz Est., 8,579.50; #16259 – Joseph Milana, econ. dev. pmt., 221.91; #16260 – Knox Co. Zoning, bldg. pmts., 130.00; #16261 – Knox Co. Sheriff-BIA, BIA reimb. for housing inmates, 6,166.08; #16262 – Midwest Bank, int., 329.10; #16263 – Tricia L. Smith, reimbursement of flags, 60.00; #16264 – Brunswick St. Bank, int., 467.47; # 16265 – Midwest Bank, int., 4,138.64; #16266 – St. of Nebr., 911 wireless funding, 4,177.15; #16267 – Knox Co. Zoning, plat permit, 250.00; #16268 – Commercial St. Bank, int., 1,620.55, #16269 – FEMA, Kotrous elevation grant, 2,279.58, #16270 – St. of Nebr., rent, 2,205.00.

            There was no public comment on agenda items.

            Public comment on non-agenda items was discussion to install the water softener.

            Motion by Supr. Fuchtman, seconded by Supr. O’Connor to go into executive session at 1:04 p.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 1:15 p.m.  Chairman Miller stated that the executive session was held solely on personnel.

            Motion by Supr. O’Connor, seconded by Supr. Fuchtman to correct the 2015 salary for Emergency Manager Hintz to $42,283.75 which is a 4.5% increase over the 2014 salary.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

Motion by Supr. Mackeprang, seconded by Supr. Swanson to approve the following Resolution, due to the failure of Morton Township to petition against vacating and abandoning a portion of 877 Road (Platted Road #743) 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. #2014- 26

 

A RESOLUTION TO VACATE AND ABANDON:                      

A one-half mile portion of 877 Road (Platted Road #743) located between the SW1/4 of Section 27 and the NW1/4 of Section 34, T30N, R3W 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 877 Road (Platted Road #743) located between the SW1/4 of Section 27 and the NW1/4 of Section 34, T30N, R3W 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 31st of July 2014.

 

ATTEST:          (Seal)                                                   COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

                                                                                    OF KNOX COUNTY, NEBRASKA

 

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

Knox County Clerk                                                                Chairman                 

 

            The Board set the date of the special budget meeting to discuss proposed 2014/2015 office budgets with officials and department heads as Friday, August 22, 2014 beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Motion by Supr. Swanson, seconded by Supr. Sokol to approve an additional 1% over the 2½% basic limitation allowable increase of restricted funds for the 2014/2015 budget year.  By roll call vote.  Ayes all Districts.  Nays none.  Motion carried.

            Pursuant to Section 23-122, Reissue Revised Statutes of Nebraska, salaries & job descriptions of County officials and employees are required to be published between July 15 and August 15. Eligible employees receive a single health insurance policy, single dental/vision policy and $5,000 life insurance policy as a benefit.  Those not receiving insurance will be marked “no insurance”.  Non-exempt employees’ salaries are based on an eight-hour workday and non-exempt employees are eligible for overtime pay for hours worked over 40 hours a week at one & one-half times hourly rate.  The following are current salaries of Knox County officials and employees: Supervisors - $1,724.38/month; Co. Attorney, Clk. of Dist. Crt., Co. Assessor, Co. Clk. & Co. Treas. - $3,708.33/month; Co. Sheriff - $4,108.33/month + $95 uniform allowance/month & $50 phone/internet/month; Co. Surveyor - $58.33/month; Hwy. Supt. - $3,708.33/month + $812.50 incentive pmt./month + vehicle benefit; Emergency Mgr. - $3,371.91/month; Part-time Zoning Admin. - $19.62/hour + $45 cellphone allowance/month & $25 internet allowance/month (no insurance); Veterans Service Officer - $19.44/hour; Weed Supt. - $16.00/hour summer months (no insurance); Dev. Agency Director – $3,300/month; Part-time Economic Dev. Bookkeeper - $13.50/hour; 911 Coordinator - $2,838.20/month + $42.50 uniform allowance/month; Deputy Assessor - $16.05/hour + $20 clothing allowance/month; Deputy Clk., Deputy Treas. & Deputy Clk. of Dist. Crt. - $16.05/hour; Office Clerk - $14.29/hour; Recording Clerk - $13.53/hour; Office Clerks - $13.00/hour; Clerks/Appraisers - $14.08/hour + $20 clothing allowance/month; Clerk/Appraiser – $12.00/hour + $20 clothing allowance/month; Office Manager - $15.87/hour; Part-time Secretary - $12.86/hour (no insurance); Temporary Intern - $15.00/hour (no insurance); Part-time Office Managers - $16.05/hour (no insurance); Full-time Office Clerk – $13.50/hour; Part-time Office Clerk – $11.71/hour (no insurance); Temporary Office Clerk - $7.25/hour (no insurance); Deputy Sheriff - $3,142.35/month + $27.40 other hours + $95 uniform allowance/month; Deputy Sheriff – $3,092.35/month + $26.97 other hours + $95 uniform allowance/month; Deputy Sheriff – $2,166.67/month + $18.90/other hours +$95 uniform allowance/month; Part-time Deputy Sheriff - $18.03/hour (no insurance); Jailors – $14.20/hour + $42.50 uniform allowance/month; Jailors – $12.88/hour + $42.50 uniform allowance/month; Jailor - $11.25/hour + $42.50 uniform allowance/month; Jailor - $16.38/hour + $42.50 uniform allowance/month; Part-time Jailor - $13.39/hour (no insurance); Part-time Bailiffs - $50/day (no insurance); Patrol Operators – $14.45/hour + $20 clothing allowance/month; Patrol Operator – $14.25/hour + $20 clothing allowance/month; Truck Drivers – $14.45/hour + $20 clothing allowance/month; Crane Operator/Truck Driver - $14.45/hour + $20 clothing allowance/month; Mechanic - $17.14/hour + $20 clothing allowance/month; Oil Foreman - $16.30/hour + $20 clothing allowance/month; Substitute Oil Foreman - $16.30/hour; Bridge Foreman - $16.30/hour + $20 clothing allowance/month.

            GENERAL FUND.  AS Central Services OCIO, AS400, 38.60; Bear Graphics Inc., shipping, 26.40; Bloomfield Tire & Oil LLC, weed gas, 70.69; CenturyLink, long distance, 93.24; City of Norfolk, SNARE dues, 1,500.00; Crofton Journal/Niobrara Tribune, subscriptions, 50.00; Daisy Outdoor Products, supp., 103.18; Dale P. Riesberg, mtg. exp., 56.92; Dean Wilken, mtg. exp., 46.26; Dollar General, supp., 111.70; F & M State Bk., ACH file, 20.00; First Nat’l Bk. Omaha, gas, meals, supp., 2,467.44; Great Plains Comm., internet, 48.52; Greg Kuhlman, mtg. exp., 51.88; Holt Co. Sheriff’s Office, training, 50.00; Jim Kotrous, mtg. exp., 45.16; John Broders, mtg. exp., 87.15; Keith Nielsen, mtg. exp., 40.12; Kelly Kumm, mtg. exp., 46.47; Ken Foner, mtg. exp., 38.44; Knox Co. Sheriff, petty cash, 50.00; K/V Electric LLC, labor & materials, 1,253.01; Liz Doerr, mlge., postage, meals & ink, 318.59; Lynn Peavey Co., UA/BA kits, 60.60; Madison Co. Treasurer, probation officer, 8,804.69; Mike Kumm, mtg. exp., 55.51; Moody Motor Co. Inc., rep., 13.44; National 4H Council-Supply Service, supp., 45.97; NE Health & Human Serv., inst. bill, 90.00; NE Public Health Environmental Lab, blood test, 105.00; Office Systems Co., contract, 121.00; Postmaster, postage, 761.00; Quill Co., office supp., 196.77; Robert Ganz, mtg. exp., 37.32; Rohrer Welding & Repair, materials & labor, 166.44; Schreier’s Lumber Co., tower shed, 1,085.00; Tom Pavlik, mtg. exp., 101.84; TOMMARK Properties, tower rent, 6,260.08; Tri-State Turf, sprinkler rep., 75.54; Verdigre Farm Service LLC, van gas, 30.03; Vickie McManigal, janitor cont., 3,884.48; Walton Electronics, labor & materials, 479.00.

ROAD FUND.  Salaries, 59,247.61; Backus Sand & Gravel, gravel/haul, 6,985.20; Big Red Mini Mart, gas, 49.38; Bloomfield Tire & Oil, LLC, 725.30; Bomgaars, supplies, 184.09; Carlson Home & Auto Supply, repairs, 26.20; Cedar-Knox Public Power Dist., electricity, 57.42; CMart LLC, gas/repairs, 63.56; Collector of Internal Revenue, Co. pay, 4,495.57; Cornhusker Int’l. Trucks, repairs, 410.00; County of Knox Employee Benefit Account, ins. Co. pay, 9,646.24; Creighton Pronto, gas, 474.70; Don McElhose Trucking, clay rock/hauling, 3,097.50; Donald Pahl, prior service, 25.00; First Nat’l. Bank Omaha, postage, 227.32; Franks Food Mart, shop supplies, 42.96; Freeman Oil Inc., 4,415.40; Gary Backhaus Gravel LLC, gravel/haul, 12,620.43; Health Plan Services Inc., Co. pay, 568.08; Herbert Feed & Grain Co., grazon/tordon, 260.47; Husker Steel, reflectors, 750.00; James Carlson, sand, 1,500.00; Jebro Inc., road oil, 7,612.70; Katie Fritz, title trailer, 22.00; Kimball Midwest, shop supplies, 174.76; Larry Pilar, prior service, 21.00; Lincoln National Life Ins. Co., Co. pay, 32.30; Marcel Kramer, clay, 150.00; Mitteis Gravel, gravel/haul, 126.86; NMC Exchange, LLC, repairs, 442.52; Nebraska Public Power District, 174.31; Pahl Construction LLC, equip. rental, 3,000.00; Retirement Plans Division of Ameritas, Co. pay, 3,974.93; Rohrer Welding & Repair, repairs, 1,419.35; Source Gas Distribution LLC, heating fuel, 50.35; Village of Wausa, water, sewer, garbage, 140.85; Yankton Fire & Safety Co., fire ext. inspection, 150.00; Verdigre Farm Service, repairs/supplies, gas, 4,909.81.

            VISITOR’S PROMO FUND.  Bargain Buyway, promo funds, 100.00; Bloomfield Community Club, promo funds, 1,000.00; Brian ElDorado, mlge., 22.40; Center Community, promo funds, 500.00; Corps of Discovery Welcome Center, promo funds, 1,000.00; Creighton Area Chamber of Commerce, promo funds, 1,000.00; Crofton Community Club, promo funds, 1,000.00; Dale P. Riesberg, mlge. & postage, 41.72; Heather Mosley, mlge., 45.62; Outlaw Trail Scenic Buyway, promo funds, 500.00; Niobrara Promoters, promo funds, 1,000.00; Robert Janovec, mlge., 22.40; Shannon Trail Promoters, promo funds, 500.00; Verdigre Improvement Club, promo funds, Wausa Community Club, promo funds, 1,000.00; Wausa Smorgasbord Committee, promo funds, 500.00; Winnetoon Community Club, promo funds, 300.00.

            VISITOR’S IMPROVEMENT FUND.  Knox County Dev. Agency, improvement funds, 5,970.00.

            ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUND.  NENEDD, Reuse loan admin., 600.00; PKAS dba Misty’s Saloon, loan distribution, 27,000.00.

            C & C DEVELOPMENT FUND.  Century Link, long distance, 5.49; Creighton news, subscription, 39.00; First Nat’l Bk. Omaha, meals & supp., 389.01; Matt Cerny, mlge., 278.88.

            INHERITANCE FUND.  The Law Office of Jeffrey M. Doerr, crt. appt. atty., 457.82.

            911 WIRELESS SERVICE FUND.  Century Link, phone, 333.79; Three River Telco, phone, 143.92. 

            911 EMERGENCY FUND.  Century Link, phone, 179.73; Kaeser & Blair, Inc., handouts, 607.65; Schreier’s Lumber Co., tower shed, 1,084.65; Three River Telco, phone, 77.49.

 

                                                                                 TOTALS 

 

                                                General Fund                                        29,059.96

                                                Road Fund                                            128,274.17

                                                Visitor’s Promo Fund                               9,532.14

                                                Visitor’s Improvement Fund                    5,970.00

                                                Economic Development Fund                27,600.00

                                                C & C Development Fund                           712.38

                                                Inheritance Fund                                        457.82

                                                911 Wireless Service Fund                         477.71

                                                911 Emergency Fund                               1,949.52

                                                                                 Total                  204,033.70



Chairman Miller adjourned the Knox County Board of Supervisors at 1:25 p.m., July 31, 2014 until Thursday,  August 14, 2014 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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