765

October 26, 2017

MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF DIRECTORS

unapproved

The regular meeting of Directors of Northwest Rural Public Power District (NRPPD) was held in the Conference Room of the District October 26, 2017 at 1:00 PM.

The meeting was called to order by the president, Wayne Cobb. Directors who answered the roll call were Bruce Troester, Lee Ahrens, Wayne Cobb, Terry Terrell, Robert Rickenbach, Gary Fuchser, and Marcus Sandberg.

Also present were Chance Briscoe, manager; Arlene Lahaye, office manager; Ron Olson, operations manager; Terry Curtiss, District Counsel; and Tony Hindman, employee.

The Open Meeting Law posting was acknowledged.

All votes are unanimous upon a roll call vote unless noted.

A motion was made by Robert Rickenbach, seconded by Terry Terrell to accept the order of business as published and supplemented at this meeting; motion carried.

A motion was made by Gary Fuchser, seconded by Lee Ahrens, that the minutes of the meeting held September 28, 2017 be approved as published and provided to all directors on October 19th; motion carried.

The Board reviewed the Check Register and Payroll Summary for the month of September.

Chance discussed the various considerations with regard to employee possession of firearms on NRPPD premises. Chance stated that NRPPD would follow all federal, state and local laws and follow up with an internal procedure.

Arlene reviewed the September financial reports, and Chance reviewed the load charts for September. A motion was made by Robert Rickenbach, seconded by Gary Fuchser to accept the September financial reports; motion carried.

Ron reviewed the Safety Statistics for September. The Safety Report was discussed including one incident and the training that occurred during the month. The preliminary Agenda for the November 9th Safety Meeting was reviewed. A motion was made by Bruce Troester, duly seconded by Gary Fuchser to accept the September Safety Report; motion carried.

Ron reviewed the September Outage Report. There were 480 customers out during the month for a total of 607 hours. The majority of the outages were prearranged.

Ron discussed the solution with the NPPD feed to NRPPD’s Rush Creek Substation. Ron stated that if the procedure does not solve the issue then NPPD has agreed consider alternative solutions on the 34.5 line that would enable NPPD to more rapidly restore power to the NRPPD Rush Creek Substation.

Ron informed the Board that Kevin Groves, West Plains Engineering, completed a Work Order inspection on construction completed in 2016. Of the projects reviewed, only a few minor construction issues were noted.

Ron informed the Board that Besler has completed the Doble testing of the Scott Substation transformer and the Substation is back on line.

Les reported that NRPPD has qualified another 11.4 kW solar interconnect system under LB 436. With this system NRPPD now has a total of 109 kW and ten systems under LB436. NRPPD has a total of fourteen interconnect systems.

Tony reported on the RC3 meetings that he attended at Wheat Belt PPD and NRECA. During the meetings he was updated on new tips for security measures and steps to be taken in the future to mitigate cyber threats. When it’s complete, Tony will show the results of the initial inventory of cyber security as indicated by the interview and survey. Over time NRPPD will compare the results to measure progress toward implementation of advisements to achieve a more secure network.

Chance reported on the NREA GM search. The committee has selected Kim Christiansen to be the new GM of NREA. Kim is set to begin her duties at NREA in mid-November.

Chance also reported on the Tri-State Manager Meeting. Mike McInnes commented that there is beginning to be more focus at the national level on grid reliability, there is starting to be some issues in New Mexico over rates, and Tri-State received a letter from United Power requesting further investigation into potential increased capital credit retirements along with a more in depth review of deferred margin accounts.

Chance informed the Board that the Operations group is working on the FEMA mitigation application that was discussed at the previous meeting. NRPPD’s expectation is that the application will be sent to NEMA/FEMA in early November, and we hope to hear back by the first part of next year as to the status of that application.

Gary Fuchser reported on the Tri-State Meeting he attended. Discussions included an update on the Las Conchas fire, and an update on the status of the Southwest Power Pool.

Bruce Troester reported on the NRECA Region 7 & 9 meeting that he and Chance attended. Topics discussed were rates, cyber security and a panel discussion on company embezzlement.

The November meeting is scheduled for November 27th at 9:00 AM.

There being no further business to come before the Board, the president declared the meeting adjourned at 2:55 PM.

Approved:

Signed:

President

Secretary

Publish Nov. 22, 2017

766

CHADRON, NEBRASKA

November 14, 2017

DAWES COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

The Public convened meeting of the Dawes County Board of Equalization in regular session was commenced at the hour of 9:04 A.M. on the 14th day of November, 2017 and published pursuant to public notice as required by law and or posted. The meeting was called to order by Commissioner Stewart. Roll was called and the following Commissioners were present: Commissioners Stewart, Johnson and Rivera. Also present was Cheryl Feist, Dawes County Clerk; Lindy Coleman, Assessor; Adam Edmund, Deputy County Attorney; Mark and Myrna Betson. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by those present. Per LB 898 the Chairman announced the location of posted information concerning the Open Meetings Act. Copies of the Act are available upon request by anyone attending the meeting. Motion by Johnson, seconded by Rivera, approving the Agenda. Roll call vote, Ayes: Johnson, Rivera and Stewart. Nays: None. Motion carried. Motion by Johnson, seconded by Rivera, approving the minutes of the October 10, 2017meeting as published. Roll call vote, Ayes: Rivera, Stewart and Johnson. Nays: None. Motion carried. Motion by Johnson, seconded by Rivera, approving the Special Board of Equalization minutes for November 03, 2017 as published. Roll call vote, Ayes: Stewart and Johnson with Rivera abstaining from the vote. Nays: None. Motion carried.

At 9:06 A.M. Lindy Coleman, Assessor, presented tax correction #5033 for the Boards review and approval. Upon review of the tax correction Commissioner Rivera, seconded by Johnson, moved to approve tax correction #5033 and directed the Chairman to sign such. Roll call vote, Ayes: Johnson, Rivera and Stewart. Nays: None. Motion carried. Commissioner Johnson, seconded by Rivera, moved to enter executive session at 9:09 A.M. for TERC legal matters. Roll call vote, Ayes: Rivera, Stewart and Johnson. Nays: None. Motion carried. At 9:19 A.M. Commissioner Rivera, seconded by Johnson, moved to reconvene to regular session with no action taken during executive session. Roll call vote, Ayes: Stewart, Johnson and Rivera. Nays: None. Motion carried.

There being no further business to be conducted by the Dawes County Board of Equalization the Chairman adjourned the meeting at 9:20 A.M. The next meeting will be held on December 12, 2017 at 9:00 A.M. A current Agenda to the Board of Equalization proceedings is kept on file in the County Clerk’s office during normal business hours for inspection, but the Agenda will close by 12:00 P.M. on Thursday, December 07, 2017. The Agenda may be modified to include items of emergency nature. The meetings of the Dawes County Board of Equalization are open to the public.

Disclaimer: A complete text of all resolutions passed by the Board of Equalization is available upon request in the County Clerk’s office during normal business hours.

ATTEST:

DAWES COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

Cheryl Feist

Dawes County Clerk

Publish Nov. 22, 2017

767

CHADRON, NEBRASKA

November 14, 2017

DAWES COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

The Public convened meeting of the Dawes County Commissioners in regular session was commenced at the hour of 9:21 A.M. on the 14th day of November, 2017 pursuant to public notice as required by law. The meeting was called to order by Commissioner Stewart. Roll was called and the following Commissioners were present: Commissioners Stewart, Johnson and Rivera. Also present was Cheryl Feist, Dawes County Clerk; Adam Edmund, Deputy County Attorney; Mark and Myrna Betson. Per LB 898 the Chairman announced the location of posted information concerning the Open Meetings Act. Copies of the Act are available upon request by anyone attending the meeting. Motion by Commissioner Johnson, seconded by Rivera, approving the agenda. Roll call vote, Ayes: Johnson, Rivera and Stewart. Nays: None. Motion carried. Motion by Commissioner Rivera, seconded by Johnson, to approve the minutes of the October 24, 2017 meeting as recorded. Roll call vote, Ayes: Rivera, Stewart and Johnson. Nays: None. Motion carried. Claims were reviewed. Commissioner Johnson, seconded by Rivera, moved to approve all claims with the exception of claim# 17110136 payable to River A Holdings in the amount of $145.70. Roll call vote, Ayes: Stewart, Johnson and Rivera. Nays: None. Motion carried. Commissioner Johnson moved to approve claim #17110136 payable to River A Holdings in the amount of $145.70. Commissioner Stewart seconded the motion. Roll call vote, Ayes: Johnson and Stewart, with Rivera abstaining from the vote. Nays: None. Motion carried. Public Comment ensued with Anthony Armer from Mainelli Wagner & Associates, Inc. introducing himself to the Board. He passed out his business card and informed the Board he is available locally for construction projects that require engineering services. The Board discussed the application of Drew Pope to serve on the Travel Board. Commissioner Rivera, seconded by Johnson, moved to appoint Drew Pope to the Travel Board. Roll call vote, Ayes: Rivera, Stewart and Johnson. Nays: None. Motion carried. The Board received the 2017 Communications Inventory. Upon review a motion was made by Commissioner Rivera, seconded by Johnson, accepting the Inventory report and directing the Chairman to sign said inventory once the grand total of equipment is calculated. Roll call vote, Ayes: Stewart, Johnson and Rivera. Nays: None. Motion carried. A surplus request from the Custodial Department was reviewed by the Board. Commissioner Johnson, seconded by Rivera, moved to surplus a vacuum cleaner, tag#01825. Roll call vote, Ayes: Johnson, Rivera and Stewart. Nays: None. Motion carried. The vacuum cleaner will be disposed of. Kerri Rempp, The Chadron Record, joined the meeting.

At 9:45 A.M. Lindy Coleman, Assessor, met with the Board. She presented the names of five (5) individuals who have expressed an interest to serve on the Board of Adjustments for Zoning. Upon review of the names presented Commissioner Rivera, seconded by Johnson, moved to appoint Bat Pourier from the Zoning Board; Weston Burch; Tate Hagman; Doug Butler and Casey Schuhmacher to serve on the Board of Adjustments. Roll call vote, Ayes: Rivera, Stewart and Johnson. Nays: None. Motion carried. The Board of Adjustments will convene on December 11, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. in the Courthouse to hear an appeal filed with the Zoning Administrator.

At 10:00 A.M. Larry Hankin, Highway Superintendant, met with the Board. Five (5) sealed bids were received for the Knueppel Bridge project to wit: Paul Reed Construction-$122,536.66 with a start date of January 01, 2018; Eric Reichert Insulation & Construction Inc.-$100,469.00 with a start date of March 2018; MainLine Contracting-$129,157.50 with a start date of January 02, 2018; Fuller Construction-$91,052.50 with a start date of March 01, 2018 and Peltz Companies Inc.-$103,325.00 with a start date of March 19, 2018. Commissioner Rivera, seconded by Johnson, moved to accept all bids received with a bid award to be announced at the November 28, 2017 Commissioner Meeting. Roll call vote, Ayes: Stewart, Johnson and Rivera. Nays: None. Motion carried. The Highway Superintendent presented the Highway Superintendent Certification for the Boards review. Commissioner Johnson, seconded by Rivera, moved to accept the Highway Certification and directed the Chairman to sign such. Roll call vote, Ayes: Johnson, Rivera and Stewart. Nays: None. Motion carried. Road Updates included the following to wit: All shops have gotten some blading done; District 1-Two trucks are hauling gravel to Galey Road; District 2-Crews helped haul gravel to Galey Road and hauled to Hollibaugh Road with the help of District 3; District 3-Toadstool Road is done and Crews are helping haul gravel to Galey Road. The Crusher is done at the Johnson pit and will be moving to the Eleson pit. The CAT 12H in District 1 needs injectors and the screen is using a lot of oil. Mr. Hankin reported he met with a contractor to get preliminary figures to repair Dunlap Road. The County is looking at $450,000.00 to complete five (5) miles of road repairs. Commissioner Stewart asked about assistance from the State for this project. Mr. Hankin will check into this. Myrna Betson posed questions relevant to the bid process and asked about State Funding for the Roads Department. State funding is contingent upon the number of county road miles according to Hankin. With more discussion there appears to be some discrepancy in the number of county road miles in Dawes County. She also questioned why the County has Twelve (12) Motor Graders for approximately 600 miles of county road. She indicated the Roads budget needs reduced and she suggested the County contract all road maintenance. Commissioner Stewart reported in the past individuals had been upset because there wasn’t enough equipment out moving on the roads and contracting out road maintenance has also been suggested in the past. Mark Betson asked about the Lemmon Bridge project. Mr. Hankin reported the project has been approved and he wants to go to bid in January of 2018 for the culverts to be installed by a Contractor.

At 10:25 A.M. Mike Kesselring, Drifter Cook Shack, met with the Board to obtain approval for a SDL (Special Designated Liquor License) for Crawford Public Schools Christmas Party to be held on December 15, 2017 in the Buffalo Soldier Barracks at Fort Robinson. Commissioner Stewart asked if the Teacher’s will be paying for the Cash Bar. Mr. Kesselring indicated the school will pay for the meal served and individuals are responsible on their own for the Cash Bar. Commissioner Johnson, seconded by Rivera, moved to approve the SDL request of the Drifter Cook Shack. Roll call vote, Ayes: Rivera, Stewart and Johnson. Nays: None. Motion carried. The Board recessed at 10:33 and reconvened to regular session at 10:39 A.M.

At 10:40 A.M. Mark Masterton, Scottsbluff County Commissioner/NIRMA Board Member, approached the Board. He presented information relevant to the NIRMA program which started in 1988 and currently has Eight-Three (83) enrolled counties. Claims affect insurance premiums. If no major claims affect the overall pool, dividends are paid out to counties. Dawes County has received $181,082.00 in dividends since they joined NIRMA in 1990. He encouraged staff and employees to take advantage of the free on-line classes offered by NIRMA.

At 11:15 A.M. Nancy Bentley, CEO, Housing Partners of Rural Nebraska, met with the Board. Also present was Bill Fahrenbruck and Justin Bates, VSO. She discussed VASP (Veterans Assisted Supportive Housing) vouchers and implementation thereof in Dawes County. She explained how the program works and Bill Fahrenbruck works directly with case management services through the Veteran’s Administration. Resolution No. 2017-34 was introduced by Commissioner Rivera, seconded by Johnson, making VASH vouchers available in Dawes County to area Veterans in need of housing. Roll call vote, Ayes: Stewart, Johnson and Rivera. Nays: None. Motion carried. The Board recessed at 11:30 A.M. and reconvened to regular session at 12:00 P.M.

At 12:00 P.M there being no further business before the Board, the Chairman adjourned the meeting. The next meeting of the Dawes County Commissioners will be November 28, 2017 beginning at 9:00 A.M. The meeting will be held in the Commissioner Room located in the Courthouse. A current agenda is available at the Clerk’s Office during normal business hours but will close at 12:00 P.M., November 22, 2017.

Disclaimer: A complete text of all resolutions passed by the Board is available upon request in the County Clerk’s office during normal business hours.

ATTEST:

DAWES COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Cheryl Feist

Dawes County Clerk

November 14, 2017 the following claims were audited, allowed and warrant orders drawn on the respective accounts: Key for claims: 100=General Fund; 200=Roads Fund; 650=Hwy Bridge Buyback Program Fund; 990=Visitor’s Fund; 1100=Reappraisal Fund; 1150=Preservation & Modernization Fund; 1900=Veterans Aid Fund; 2360=Drug Fund; 2500=Grants Fund; 2700=Inheritance Fund; 2910-911=Emergency Communications; 2913=Wireless Communications; 4000=Courthouse Bond Payment Fund.

100 AFLAC $931.85 100 AMERITAS LIFE INSURANCE CORP $9,454.08 100 ARROW BUILDING CENTER $47.94 100 AT&T $41.15 100 BIG BAT’S LLC-EXTENSION $98.65 100 BIG BAT’S LLC-SHERIFF $865.34 100 BIG BAT’S SHELL-VETERANS $390.12 100 BIG BAT’S SHELL-WEED $438.34 100 BLACK HILLS ENERGY $299.95 100 BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD OF NE $34,306.07 100 MANDY BRICE $74.25 100 CASH-WA DISTRIBUTING CO $306.25 100 CELESTE CATTIN $139.00 100 CENTURYLINK $944.64 100 CHADRON ACE HARDWARE $201.00 100 CHADRON LOCK $105.00 100 CHADRON MEDICAL CLINIC $120.00 100 CHADRON MOTOR COMPANY $39.89 100 CHADRON STATE COLLEGE $6.00 100 CITY OF CHADRON $561.06 100 ROBERTA COLEMAN $108.07 100 CONNECTING POINT $417.09 100 CORNHUSKER STATE INDUSTRIES $345.00 100 CRAWFORD CLIPPER/HARRISON SUN $165.30 100 CRITES,SHAFFER,CONNEALY,WATSON,HARF $530.00 100 CULLIGAN-DIST COURT $11.50 100 CULLIGAN-ASSESSOR $17.25 100 CULLIGAN-CO ATTORNEY $15.75 100 CULLIGAN-PUBLIC DEFENDER $21.50 100 CULLIGAN-SHERIFF $7.44 100 CULLIGAN-WEED $5.75 100 D&S MARKET,LLC $1,998.34 100 DAS STATE ACCOUNTING $403.09 100 DAWES COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE $36.00 100 DAWES COUNTY TREASURER $457.00 100 DIXIE EATON $25.00 100 A ELLIOTT LAW $1,650.00 100 ENGRAVERS $32.00 100 CHERYL FEIST $8.60 100 FIRE & ICE MECHANICAL $409.56 100 FIRST BANKCARD/CHERYL FEIST $145.61 100 FIRST BANKCARD/EXTENSION $64.94 100 FIRST BANKCARD/PUBLIC DEFENDER $210.40 100 FIRST BANKCARD/ROBERTA COLEMAN $20.94 100 FIRST BANKCARD/VETERANS $385.36 100 FIRST NATIONAL BANK, NORTH PLATTE $16,346.55 100 LAW OFFICE OF RHONDA FLOWER $1,342.35 100 JAMIE GOFFENA $1,348.15 100 GREAT PLAINS COMMUNICATIONS $325.11 100 GRP & ASSOCIATES,INC $42.00 100 HERREN BROTHERS TRUE VALUE $18.94 100 IDEAL LINEN SUPPLY,INC $116.41 100 INTELLICORP RECORDS,INC $116.89 100 JAEGER LAW OFFICE $40.00 100 KCSR-AM $122.40 100 DEB LESMEISTER $24.74 100 MIPS INC $3,597.17 100 MOBIUS COMMUNICATIONS $447.78 100 MORFORD’S DECORATING CENTER $839.62 100 NACO $250.00 100 NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE $1,654.34 100 NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE/LEVY $25.00 100 NEBRASKA PUBLIC POWER DIST-E911 $26.75 100 NEBRASKA PUBLIC POWER DIST-WEED $127.99 100 NEBRASKA PUBLIC POWER DISTRICT $1,419.87 100 NEBRASKA TOTAL OFFICE/CO ATTORNEY $75.19 100 NEBRASKA TOTAL OFFICE/COUNTY COURT $35.00 100 NEBRASKA TOTAL OFFICE/EXTENSION $128.91 100 NEBRASKA TOTAL OFFICE/PUBLIC DEFEND $129.78 100 NEBRASKA TOTAL OFFICE/SHERIFF $211.48 100 NORTHWEST AUTO BODY & PAINT $290.00 100 NORTHWEST RURAL PUBLIC POWER DIST $203.79 100 OFFICE DEPOT CREDIT PLAN $231.96 100 OUTLAW PRINTERS,INC $95.20 100 HERB L PETERSEN $1,215.00 100 HAROLD PETERSON $2,149.67 100 MARTHA QUAY $9.00 100 RAMADA INN-KEARNEY $178.00 100 RAPID CITY JOURNAL-WEBSITE $99.00 100 RAPID CITY JOURNAL/ASSESSOR $74.73 100 RAPID CITY JOURNAL/CO ATTORNEY $44.75 100 RAPID CITY JOURNAL/COMMISSIONERS $434.83 100 RAPID CITY JOURNAL/TREASURER $85.30 100 SHERIDAN COUNTY SHERIFF DEPARTMENT $5.45 100 SIOUX COUNTY SHERIFF $131.08 100 SKAVDAHL & EDMUND $5,111.28 100 SMITH,KING AND SIMMONS,PC $140.00 100 THE NEW LEAF $1,497.00 100 THOMSON WEST PAYMENT CENTER $700.00 100 TRANSUNION RISK AND ALTERNATIVE $50.00 100 VERIZON WIRELESS/COUNTY ATTORNEY $165.90 100 VERIZON WIRELESS/E911 $153.26 100 VSP VISION PLAN $257.75 100 WESTCO $24.00 100 WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC $462.50 100 XEROX CORPORATION/E911 $75.10 100 XEROX CORPORATION/TREASURER $14.00 100 XEROX CORPORATION/VETERANS OFFICE $105.37 100 911 CUSTOM,LLC $239.00 200 AFLAC $270.58 200 ALLIANCE TRACTOR & IMPLEMENT CO $70.84 200 AMERITAS LIFE INSURANCE CORP $1,237.54 200 BAUERKEMPER’S INC $31.56 200 BEST WESTERN RAMKOTA HOTEL $171.98 200 BLACK HILLS ENERGY $158.36 200 BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD OF NE $2,097.45 200 BUTLER MACHINERY COMPANY $152.38 200 CENTURYLINK $192.16 200 CHADRON ACE HARDWARE $5.60 200 CITY OF CHADRON $109.06 200 CITY OF CRAWFORD $114.86 200 CRAWFORD CLIPPER/HARRISON SUN $24.21 200 DALE’S TIRE AND RETREADING,INC $2,611.00 200 DAWES COUNTY TREASURER $55.00 200 FIRST BANKCARD/LARRY HANKIN $97.00 200 FIRST NATIONAL BANK, NORTH PLATTE $4,161.22 200 FLOYD’S TRUCK CENTER,INC $127.77 200 GRIMM’S PUMP AND INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY $186.40 200 GUSH WATER CO $5.50 200 H&H SANITATION AND RECYCLING,INC $53.50 200 HERREN BROTHERS TRUE VALUE $79.72 200 INLAND TRUCK PARTS & SERVICE $830.71 200 M & R RESTORATION $1,526.00 200 MATHESON LINWELD INC $29.36 200 MEDICAL ENTERPRISES,INC $98.00 200 NACO $125.00 200 NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE $739.99 200 NEBRASKA PUBLIC POWER DISTRICT $151.20 200 NMC EXCHANGE LLC/NEBRASKA MACHINERY $6,070.91 200 NORTHWEST AUTO BODY & PAINT $130.00 200 NORTHWEST RURAL PUBLIC POWER DIST $153.31 200 ROBERT PICKERING $57.50 200 POWERPLAN $908.75 200 QUALITY TIRE $170.00 200 RDO TRUCK CENTER $60.44 200 RIVER A HOLDING LLC $145.70 200 SKEETERS AUTO PARTS INC $2,317.55 200 STURDEVANT’S AUTO PARTS $26.05 200 TREE DOC $24,660.00 200 VERIZON WIRELESS/ROADS $214.21 200 VSP VISION PLAN $97.87 200 WEST RIVER INTERNATIONAL INC $38.60 200 WESTCO $13,999.69 200 XEROX CORPORATION/ROADS $88.68 990 AFLAC $15.47 990 AMERITAS LIFE INSURANCE CORP $63.92 990 BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD OF NE $88.17 990 DAWES CO TREAS/TOURISM BENEFITS PAY $2,563.58 990 EAGLE COMMUNICATIONS INC $230.00 990 FIRST BANKCARD/TOURISM $961.43 990 FIRST NATIONAL BANK, NORTH PLATTE $204.24 990 HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS-CHADRON $364.00 990 NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE $36.17 990 NEBRASKA NORTHWEST DEVELOPMENT CORP $500.00 990 NEBRASKA TRAVEL ASSOCIATION $300.00 990 NEBRASKALAND MAGAZINE $300.00 995 CHADRON STATE COLLEGE $1,203.49 1900 VETERANS SERVICE OFFICE $153.22 2500 CHADRON PUBLIC SCHOOLS $3,210.16 2500 PANHANDLE PARTNERSHIP FOR HEALTH $1,545.00 2910 AMERITAS LIFE INSURANCE CORP $3.38 2910 FIRST NATIONAL BANK, NORTH PLATTE $16.50 2910 GREAT PLAINS COMMUNICATIONS $196.00 2910 NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE $3.35 2910 WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC $890.00

Publish Nov. 22, 2017

768

Regular Board Meeting

November 13, 2017

The Board of Education of Chadron Public Schools was convened in Regular Session on November 13, 2017 by President Menke at 5:30 PM.

Board members present:  Amanda Bannan, Gary Hoffman, Tom Menke, Jim O’Rourke, and Sandy Roes

Absent:  Boone Huffman - arrived at 5:42 PM

Routine Matters

President Menke welcomed visitors to the meeting.  President Menke announced the posting of a complete copy of the Open Meetings Act on the west wall of the library.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.  A quorum was determined to be present.

Motion by Mrs. Roes, seconded by Mr. O’Rourke, to declare the meeting properly publicized and open to the public.  Roll Call:

Voting Yes:  Bannan, Hoffman, Menke, O’Rourke, Roes

Voting No:  None

Absent:  Huffman

Motion Carried:  5-0-1

Motion by Mrs. Roes, seconded by Mrs. Bannan, to approve the agenda for the Regular Board Meeting for November 13, 2017.  Roll Call:

Voting Yes:  Bannan, Hoffman, Menke, O’Rourke, Roes

Voting No:  None

Absent:  Huffman

Motion Carried:  5-0-1

Motion by Mr. Hoffman, seconded by Mr. Mr. O’Rourke, to approve the minutes from the Regular Meeting on October 9, 2017.  Roll Call:

Voting Yes:  Bannan, Hoffman, Menke, O’Rourke, Roes

Voting No:  None

Absent:  Huffman

Motion Carried:  5-0-1

Motion by Mr. Hoffman, seconded by Mrs. Roes, to approve the minutes from the Personnel Committee Workshop on October 26, 2017.  Roll Call:

Voting Yes:  Bannan, Hoffman, Menke, O’Rourke, Roes

Voting No:  None

Absent:  Huffman

Motion Carried:  5-0-1

Awards and/or Honors

Kylee Garrett Softball All-State

High Fives

To the state Qualifying Boys Cross Country Team and District Playoff Qualifying Football Team.   Lambert Dental Clinic for donation to the Primary School.   Wayne Community School Students for donation to Dylan Fund, plus the grillers, businesses, and patrons who donated for the tailgate for Dylan.  Chadron’s FFA competed at Nationals in Indianapolis and earned a bronze medal.  An employee was  approached by a parent in Walmart who informed her that when they enrolled their children in school, they chose Chadron over Hemingford based solely on the reputation of our FFA program.

Recognition of Public Requesting to Comment on Specific Agenda Items

None

Business Transactions

Treasurer’s Report for October 2017

Fund, Beginning Balance, Revenue, Expenditures, Transfers/Others, Ending Balance, Ending Balance 10.2016

General Fund 2,287,185.40 863,635.93 880,605.69 (14.56) 473.57 397.30 2,271,071.95 2,192,683.12

Depreciation Fund 199,474.13 199,474.13 99,474.13

Lunch Fund 97,871.95 52,636.26 39,310.13 111,198.08 98,485.31

Special Building Fund 289,995.10 14,880.54 117,341.64 187,534.00 237,543.76

Cooperative Fund 1,180.23 591.25 2,768.18 (397.30) (1,394.00) (6,311.01)

Total 2,875,706.81 931,743.98 1,040,025.64 459.01 2,767,884.06 2,621,875.31

After two months the General Fund expenses are under budget by 3.14% or $395,617.

Motion by Finance Committee, seconded by Mrs. Roes, to approve the bills and claims for the General Fund in the amount of $141,448.47, the Lunch Fund in the amount of $48,279.15, the Special Building Fund in the amount of $4,821.64, and the Cooperative Fund in the amount of $107.88. Roll Call:

Voting Yes:  Bannan, Hoffman, Menke, Roes

Voting No:  O’Rourke due to unfunded mandates

Absent:  Huffman

Motion Carried:  4-1-1

Motion by Finance Committee, seconded by Mrs. Roes, to approve the bills and claims for the Activity Fund in the amount of $26,292.62. Roll Call:

Voting Yes:  Bannan, Hoffman, Menke, O’Rourke, Roes

Voting No:  None

Absent:  Huffman

Motion Carried:  5-0-1

Board member Huffman arrived at 5:42 PM

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New Business

Motion by Policy Committee, seconded by Mrs. Roes, to approve Policy 4033 Travel Expenses/Reimbursement & Addendum.  Roll Call:

Voting Yes:  Bannan, Hoffman, Huffman, Menke, O’Rourke, Roes

Voting No:  None

Motion Carried:  6-0

Motion by Policy Committee, seconded by Mr. O’Rourke, to delete Policy 3131 Expenses and Authorization for Attendance at Workshops and Official Functions & Addendum, now in Policy 4033.  Roll Call:

Voting Yes:  Bannan, Hoffman, Huffman, Menke, O’Rourke, Roes

Voting No:  None

Motion Carried:  6-0

Motion by Policy Committee, seconded by Mrs. Roes, to approve Policy 3140 Budget Implementation.  Roll Call:

Voting Yes:  Bannan, Hoffman, Huffman, Menke, O’Rourke, Roes

Voting No:  None

Motion Carried:  6-0

First reading of Policy 5119 Student Fees.

Motion by Finance Committee, seconded by Mrs. Roes, to approve the 2016-17 Audit.  

Roll Call:

Voting Yes:  Bannan, Hoffman, Huffman, Menke, O’Rourke, Roes

Voting No:  None

Motion Carried:  6-0

Action on the Annual Report was tabled, pending release of information from the state.

No updates on Policy Priorities for Members of Nebraska United.

Motion by Finance Committee, seconded by Mr. O’Rourke, to approve the O’Keefe Elevator Company contract for elevator and chair lift maintenance.  Roll Call:

Voting Yes:  Bannan, Hoffman, Huffman, Menke, O’Rourke, Roes

Voting No:  None

Motion Carried:  6-0

Personnel

The board was asked to complete the 2017 Superintendent Evaluation Tool and bring responses to the December 11, 2017 Meeting.

Student Performance and Program Reports

Administrator Reports Including:  Building Principals, Technology Director, Curriculum Director, and Maintenance Supervisor can be found on the district’s website at chadronschools.org.

Mr. Dressel commended the 8th grade and Mrs. Traphagan on a great Veteran’s Day program.  The Recycle Bowl will wrap up on the 15th.   

Finance Committee met with Jason Carnahan from Security First concerning the use of our logo on debit cards.  Beef in the classroom is still in progress.  The Curriculum Committee met and discussed the Dibels testing.

Superintendent’s Report

Dr. Winchester reviewed the ALICAP report with the board.  Overall the report was favorable.  The adjusted valuation was presented and Dr. Winchester explained the effect on state aid.  The EHA renewal for health insurance for 2018-19 is 0% this is a welcomed surprise.  The new para’s have been hired - Ellen White at the high school, Sarah Sanchez at the middle school and Abbigail Vetter at the pre school.  Dr. Winchester reviewed the New Science Standards and Nebraska Implementation Plan.  The ESU 13 Annual Report was presented.        

Board Member Roundtable (Non-Action)     

Approving maintenance contracts for the elevators and lifts was something the board did tonight for student learning.

The Outreach Committee has attended several meetings in the area.  There are several more scheduled.  They have been well received by the groups.

Dr. Winchester reviewed the BOE AdvancED System Quality Factors Self-review Section A Clear Direction.

President Menke requested the BOE Self-Assessment be tabled until the December meeting.

Advance Planning

Finance Committee Meeting – December 11, 2017 at Noon

Regular Board Meeting –December 11, 2017 at 5:30 PM

Curriculum Committee Meeting, November 20, 2017 at Noon

Policy Committee Meeting-November 20, 2017 @ 6:30 AM

Personnel Committee-November 27, 2017 @ Noon

Building & Grounds Committee-December 4, 2017 @ Noon

NASB/NCSA Conference-November 15-17

NASB Legislative Issues Conference-Lincoln on January 28 & 29, 2018

Public Comment Time for items not on the Agenda

None

Adjournment

Motion by Mr. Hoffman, seconded by Mr. Huffman, to adjourn at 7:27 PM.  Roll Call:

Voting Yes:  Bannan, Hoffman, Huffman, Menke, O’Rourke, Roes

Voting No:  None

Motion Carried:  6-0

Tom Menke

President, Board of Education

Sara Taylor

Secretary, Board of Education

Bills 11.13.17

Alpha Rehabilitation, P.C. 333.57 ARROW BUILDING CENTER 10.89 Beguin, Brad 304.96 Black Hills Energy 2,252.80 BLACK HILLS WEEKLY GROUP 632.73 Brad’s Truck Service, LLC 451.48 Brunsch, Crystal 341.55 Buchheit, Kimberly 335.46 Burch, Shelley 289.71 Buskirk, Kristen 91.49 Capital Business Systems Inc. 1,296.15 CAPITAL BUSINESS SYSTEMS 1,857.00 Cash-Wa Distributing-Kearney 59.15 Chadron Ace Hardware 785.83 CHADRON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL 2,903.96 CHADRON GLASS 70.00 Chadron Lumber Company 68.98 CHADRON PUBLIC SCHOOLS 34.56 CHADRON STATE COLLEGE 130.00 Chasek, Patti 300.00 CITY OF CHADRON 2,799.90 CITY OF CHADRON 4,045.15 COGDILL, WILLIAM 182.98 Connell, Dina 426.94 Craig, Tyler 219.57 DAS State Accounting-Central Finance, 234.93 DRINKWALTER, KEITH 7.50 EDUCATIONAL SERVICE UNIT #13 38,465.33 EDUCATIONAL SERVICE UNIT #7 330.00 Ewald, Catherine 487.94 Fanning, Sabrina 40.00 First National Bank - Omaha 2,397.36 Fisher, Jessica 60.99 Follett School Solutions, Inc. 77.98 Froman, CJ 202.80 Galbraith, Jennifer 609.92 Gardner, Loutzenhiser & Ryan PC 21,700.00 GARRETT, CHRISTOPHER 195.17 GMC OF CHADRON 73.35 GovConnection, Inc 98.08 Great Plains Communications 1,266.87 Gregory, Troy 40.00 HAGGERTYS MUSICWORKS 73.10 HASTINGS, MARLETA 1,207.50 HENCEY PLUMBING 1,156.20 Hillyard/Sioux Falls 1,209.27 Huffman, Nels 335.46 Hughbanks -Pyle, Jennifer 608.40 Huss, Ty 792.90 IDEAL LINEN SUPPLY 909.61 John Deere Financial 342.90 JOSTENS 447.62 Kahl, Bryan 609.92 KEIM, BROOKE 466.60 Lien, Kayla 426.94 LUNCHTIME SOLUTIONS, INC. 5.76 MAA American Mathematics Competitions 220.00 Maan Inc. 76.00 MADSEN, JUSTIN 274.46 Miller, Bobbie 629.75 MORFORD’S DECORATING CENTER 600.00 Mosaic @ Bethphage Village 4,114.81 MPC Heating & Cooling 59.40 NCSA 670.00 NE SAFETY CENTER @ UNK 600.00 Nebraska Central Equipment, Inc. 199.16 NEBRASKA PUBLIC POWER DIST. 11,300.37 NEW LEAF 300.00 Nordick, Sam 1,024.66 O’DONNELL, AUDREY 121.98 O’Donnell, George 231.77 Obando, Alisha 396.45 One Source 54.00 OT Therapy Services, LLC 2,864.00 Pacific Steel & Recycling 304.76 Pests Go, LLC 1,000.00 PETERSEN DRUG 11.55 PETTY CASH ACCOUNT 33.33 PGH&G ATTORNEYS AT LAW 2,250.00 PITNEY BOWES 425.00 PROTEX CENTRAL 36.10 Quality Inn-Kearney 94.95 RASMUSSEN MECHANICAL SERVICES 9,783.50 REDFERN, TEENA 297.34 REGION I 361.40 Rising, Jessica 426.94 ROBERT’S ELECTRIC 257.91 SAFEWAY STORES 299.74 Sellman, Sandi 640.42 Skeeter’s NAPA Auto Parts 162.44 Smith, Heidi 381.20 Smith, Nathan 202.80 Soester, Jason 673.96 STURDEVANT’S AUTO PARTS 30.32 U.S. Bank 1,750.86 Verizon Wireless 231.08 WAL-MART 754.33 WESTERN PATHOLOGY CONSULTANTS 732.50 Wild, Waymann 792.90 WRIGHT EXPRESS FCS 671.12 General Fund 141,448.47 Fire & Ice Mechanical 502.26 Hottwll, Jon 12.90 Lunchtime Solutions 47,680.94 Murray, Christina 45.65 VANCO Payment Solutions 37.40 Lunch Fund 48,279.15 Security First Bank-Chadron 4,821.64 Special Building Fund 4,821.64 Barry, Heather 80.25 Verizon Wireless 27.63 Cooperative Fund 107.88 Total 194,657.14

Publish Nov. 22, 2017

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