November 27, 2018
DAWES COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
The Public convened meeting of the Dawes County Commissioners in regular session was commenced at the hour of 9:05 A.M. on the 27th day of November, 2018 pursuant to public notice as required by law. The meeting was called to order by Commissioner Johnson. Roll was called and the following Commissioners were present: Commissioners Johnson and Rivera. Also present was Cheryl Feist, Dawes County Clerk and Adam Edmund, Deputy County Attorney. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by those present. Commissioner Rivera, seconded by Johnson, moved to excuse Jake Stewart from today’s meeting. Roll call vote, Ayes: Rivera and Johnson. Nays: None. Motion carried. Per LB 898 the Vice 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. Sam Wellnitz and Dave Coe joined the meeting in progress. Motion by Commissioner Rivera, seconded by Johnson, approving the Agenda. Roll call vote, Ayes: Johnson and Rivera. Nays: None. Motion carried. Motion by Commissioner Rivera, seconded by Johnson, approving the minutes of the November 13, 2018 with the following correction to wit: Andrew Forney, not Andrew Snyder, as recorded. Roll call vote, Ayes: Rivera and Johnson. Nays: None. Motion carried. Claims were reviewed. Kerri Rempp, The Chadron Record, joined the meeting in progress. Motion by Commissioner Rivera, seconded by Johnson, approving all claims with the exception of claim #’s 18110187 in the amount of $720.76 and 18110248 in the total amount of $9,392.89 both payable to River A Holdings. Roll call vote, Ayes: Johnson and Rivera. Nays: None. Motion carried. Public Comment ensued with Tim Buskirk, Forest Service; Mr. Buskirk updated the Board on Forest Service activities and reported this was a busy year with out of state hunting on Forest Service lands. He also brought forward a concern to the Board regarding Landowners locking county roads thus compromising access to forest lands. He offered to work with the Board to have the Forest Service start maintaining some of these roads to eliminate roads being locked up without access. He reported the State of Nebraska’s “Good Neighbor” agreement was signed and fuels reduction will be done a huge cost savings. This program will be looked at again by the Forest Service. Board Reports ensued: Rivera-Region 1 met, the Division of Behavioral Health has been set up at three (3) sites in the State. Other Boards were business as usual. Johnson-Didn’t make some meetings due to a conflict, however; OHD is implementing payroll changes. Other Boards business as usual. Correspondences acknowledged by the Board included the NIRMA letter regarding Board openings. The Board reviewed and approved by general consent monthly fee, mileage reports of the various departments. The Board recessed at 9:39 A.M. and reconvened to regular session at 9:49 A.M.
At 9:50 A.M. Larry Hankin, Highway Superintendent, met with the Board. Lacy Troester, Fuller Construction, joined the meeting. Road Updates included the following to wit: District 1-hauling to District 3, blading and removing trees on Egan Road. District 2-still working on Flag Butte. Commissioner Rivera inquired about Buttermilk Road. District 2 is also hauling to District 3. District 3-fininshed hauling to Lone Tree Road. Blading and hauling on Norman Road. Crusher-dozing at Garrett pit, will start stripping Eleson pit. A crusher will be rented for approximately one (1) month. John Axtell, KCSR Radio, joined the meeting. Andy Forney, D.A. Davidson, met with the Board. Resolution No. 2018-23 was introduced by Commissioner Rivera, seconded by Johnson, to call the 2012 Courthouse Bonds and authorize early redemption. Roll call vote, Ayes: Rivera and Johnson. Nays: None. Motion carried. The parameters resolution will be adopted at later date. At 10:10 A.M. bids for the West Dakota Junction Road Bridge project were opened. Two (2) bids were received to wit: Fuller Construction-$189,450.00 and Norfolk Contracting-$159,675.00. Commissioner Rivera, seconded by Johnson, moved to accept all bids submitted and directed the Highway Superintendent to review said bids with a recommendation to the Board at the December 11, 2018 Commissioner meeting.
At 10:33 A.M. there being no further business before the Board, the Vice Chairman adjourned the meeting. The next meeting of the Dawes County Commissioners will be December 11, 2018 beginning at 9:00 A.M. with a Board of Equalization Meeting, followed by the Commissioner Meeting at approximately 9:20 A.M. Both meetings will be held in the former County Courtroom located in the basement of the Courthouse. A current agenda is available at the Clerk’s Office during normal business hours but will close at 12:00 P.M., December 06, 2018. 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.
DAWES COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Dawes County Clerk
November 27, 2018 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.
FUND NAME TOTCLAIMS
100 AFLAC $1,471.24 100 AMERITAS LIFE INSURANCE CORP $9,728.25 100 JACK ARTERBURN $57.30 100 BAUERKEMPER’S INC-WEED $26.25 100 BIG BAT’S LLC-SHERIFF $842.23 100 BIG BAT’S SHELL-VETERANS $253.72 100 BIG BAT’S SHELL-WEED $335.24 100 BLACK HILLS ENERGY $552.11 100 BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD OF NE $32,672.45 100 CARMAN BOYD $600.00 100 BRENNAN ELECTRIC $1,043.66 100 CENTURYLINK $68.69 100 CENTURYLINK LONG DIST-CLERK $15.68 100 CENTURYLINK LONG DIST-CO ATTORNEY $23.87 100 CENTURYLINK LONG DIST-COUNTY COURT $27.39 100 CENTURYLINK LONG DIST-DISTRICT CT $37.27 100 CENTURYLINK LONG DIST-EXTENSION $24.52 100 CENTURYLINK LONG DIST-PUBLIC DEFEND $24.92 100 CENTURYLINK LONG DIST-SHERIFF $37.98 100 CENTURYLINK LONG DIST-TREASURER $36.85 100 CENTURYLINK LONG DIST-WEED $5.39 100 CHADRON ACE HARDWARE $269.85 100 CHADRON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL & HEALTH $2,180.44 100 CHADRON LOCK $222.50 100 CHALOUPKA,HOLYOKE,SNYDER,CHALOUPKA $1,205.55 100 LOIS J CHIZEK $780.00 100 CONNECTING POINT $247.61 100 CRITES,SHAFFER,CONNEALY,WATSON,HARF $1,407.50 100 CULLIGAN-ASSESSOR $23.00 100 CULLIGAN-CO ATTORNEY $10.00 100 CULLIGAN-DIST COURT $17.25 100 CULLIGAN-PUBLIC DEFENDER $21.50 100 CULLIGAN-SHERIFF $17.50 100 CULLIGAN-WEED $5.75 100 D&S MARKET,LLC $3,272.29 100 DAS STATE ACCOUNTING $296.04 100 DAWES COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE $28.00 100 DAWES COUNTY TREASURER $612.00 100 DOLLAR GENERAL $12.50 100 MC&E/ELECTIONSOURCE $1,466.73 100 FIRE & ICE MECHANICAL $366.26 100 FIRST BANKCARD/EXTENSION $5.89 100 FIRST BANKCARD/JAKE STEWART $3.00 100 FIRST BANKCARD/PUBLIC DEFENDER $698.73 100 FIRST BANKCARD/ROBERTA COLEMAN $11.71 100 FIRST BANKCARD/TREASURER $27.50 100 FIRST BANKCARD/VANCE HAUG $523.10 100 FIRST BANKCARD/VETERANS $912.01 100 FIRST BANKCARD/WEED DEPT $817.07 100 FIRST NATIONAL BANK, NORTH PLATTE $16,018.62 100 LYNN FITZGIBBON $27.00 100 TIMOTHY FLICK $9.95 100 LOLA GARNER $54.25 100 JANICE GERMAN $27.00 100 GORDON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL $811.70 100 GRANT-MILLER COMMUNICATIONS,INC $199.13 100 GREAT PLAINS COMMUNICATIONS $436.79 100 HALL COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE $6.50 100 VANCE E HAUG $480.69 100 HENCEY PLUMBING & HYDRONICS,INC $90.00 100 SAMUEL HOLMGREN $28.24 100 IDEAL LINEN SUPPLY,INC $207.30 100 INTELLICORP RECORDS,INC $89.40 100 INTRALINKS,INC $201.47 100 JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL-WEED $7.49 100 LINCOLN CO SHERIFF $38.88 100 KEVIN LOTTON $42.62 100 MANNA SYSTEMS AND CONSULTING $69.99 100 MIDWEST SPECIAL SERVICES $833.24 100 MIPS INC $4,471.56 100 LORI MISKIMINS-CO CT CLERK MAGISTRA $30.75 100 MOBIUS COMMUNICATIONS $266.26 100 MORFORD’S DECORATING CENTER $798.89 100 NE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SYSTEM $93.00 100 NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE $1,876.12 100 NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE/LEVY $25.00 100 NEBRASKA PUBLIC POWER DIST-E911 $32.50 100 NEBRASKA PUBLIC POWER DIST-WEED $167.22 100 NEBRASKA PUBLIC POWER DISTRICT $1,725.08 100 NEBRASKA TOTAL OFFICE/CLERK $515.92 100 NEBRASKA TOTAL OFFICE/CO ATTORNEY $149.92 100 NEBRASKA TOTAL OFFICE/COUNTY COURT $102.50 100 NEBRASKA TOTAL OFFICE/PUBLIC DEFEND $39.74 100 NEBRASKA TOTAL OFFICE/SHERIFF $25.99 100 CANDACE NOLLETTE $27.00 100 NORFOLK LODGE AND SUITES,LLC $94.00 100 LUKE NORMAN $33.90 100 NORTHWEST AUTO BODY & PAINT $217.99 100 NORTHWEST RURAL PUBLIC POWER DIST $216.37 100 OUTLAW PRINTERS,INC $943.18 100 PESTS GO $35.00 100 PETERSEN DRUG $650.00 100 PFC PRODUCTS,INC $129.55 100 POSTMASTER $72.00 100 QUILL CORPORATION $388.22 100 RAMADA INN-KEARNEY $225.00 100 RAPID CITY JOURNAL-WEBSITE $99.00 100 RAPID CITY JOURNAL/ASSESSOR $68.47 100 RAPID CITY JOURNAL/CO ATTORNEY $44.75 100 RAPID CITY JOURNAL/COMMISSIONERS $1,020.20 100 RAPID CITY JOURNAL/TREASURER $133.55 100 SADDLE ROCK ONE STOP $1,097.19 100 SARPY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE $84.02 100 SERVICE MATTERS CLEANING $253.45 100 SKAVDAHL & EDMUND $5,340.08 100 SONNY’S PHARMACY $48.95 100 GAGE STERMENSKY,DR $2,580.00 100 STURDEVANT’S AUTO PARTS $42.40 100 THOMAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE-KS $320.00 100 ROSALENE B TOLLMAN $51.45 100 TRANSUNION RISK AND ALTERNATIVE $25.00 100 VERIZON WIRELESS/SHERIFF $450.57 100 VIAERO WIRELESS-WEED $89.83 100 VSP VISION PLAN $228.73 100 WAHLSTROM FORD INC $85.75 100 WALMART COMMUNITY-TREASURER $66.70 100 WALMART COMMUNITY-VETERANS $42.51 100 BOBBI WELLNTIZ $93.43 100 WESTCO $24.00 100 WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC $462.50 100 WESTERN PATHOLOGY CONSULTANTS INC $1,000.00 100 DAN WORDEKEMPER $26.58 100 XEROX CORPORATION/E911 $461.36 100 XEROX CORPORATION/SHERIFF $75.64 100 XEROX CORPORATION/TREASURER $188.36 200 ACE IRRIGATION & MANUFACTURING $241.64 200 ACTION COMMUNICATIONS INC $102.00 200 AFLAC $264.41 200 AMERITAS LIFE INSURANCE CORP $1,099.10 200 ASAP EXPRESS $18.30 200 BIERSCHBACH EQUIPMENT & SUPPLY,INC $46.95 200 BLACK HILLS ENERGY $228.39 200 BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD OF NE $2,044.03 200 BRAD’S TRUCK SERVICE $1,877.75 200 BUTLER MACHINERY COMPANY $869.51 200 CENTURYLINK LONG DIST-DIST #1 ROADS $21.86 200 CHADRON ACE HARDWARE $7.71 200 CHADRON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL & HEALTH $155.00 200 CITY OF CRAWFORD $115.07 200 DAWES COUNTY TREASURER $55.00 200 FERN ELESON $3,577.50 200 FIRST BANKCARD/LARRY HANKIN $355.32 200 FIRST NATIONAL BANK, NORTH PLATTE $3,126.71 200 FLOYD’S TRUCK CENTER,INC $28.13 200 PAT FURMAN $9,333.00 200 GRIMM’S PUMP AND INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY $110.67 200 H&H SANITATION AND RECYCLING,INC $53.50 200 JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL-ROADS $125.39 200 MATHESON LINWELD INC $32.42 200 MEDICAL ENTERPRISES,INC $70.00 200 MOBIUS COMMUNICATIONS $38.10 200 NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE $602.92 200 NEBRASKA PUBLIC POWER DISTRICT $136.57 200 NMC EXCHANGE LLC/NEBRASKA MACHINERY $6,766.79 200 NORTH AMERICAN TRUCK AND TRAILER,IN $357.09 200 NORTHWEST RURAL PUBLIC POWER DIST $148.64 200 OUTLAW PRINTERS,INC $307.40 200 POWERPLAN $14,198.51 200 QUALITY TIRE $2,149.04 200 RAPID CITY JOURNAL/ROADS $244.00 200 RDO TRUCK CENTER $368.06 200 RON’S REPAIR SHOP $60.00 200 SIMON CONTRACTORS OF SOUTH DAKOTA $14,256.92 200 SKEETERS AUTO PARTS INC $1,211.69 200 STURDEVANT’S AUTO PARTS $357.93 200 STACY SWINNEY $9,000.00 200 TOOF’S DIESEL REPAIR $373.68 200 VERIZON WIRELESS/ROADS $225.39 200 VSP VISION PLAN $109.91 200 WESTCO $16,874.80 200 XEROX CORPORATION/ROADS $101.64 200 21ST CENTURY EQUIPMENT $632.80 650 CROELL REDI-MIX INC $10,835.00 650 STACY SWINNEY $5,600.00 990 AFLAC $39.78 990 AMERITAS LIFE INSURANCE CORP $68.27 990 BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD OF NE $98.11 990 CHADRON YOUTH BASEBALL $500.00 990 DAWES CO TREAS/TOURISM BENEFITS PAY $2,959.73 990 FIRST BANKCARD/TOURISM $1,052.28 990 FIRST NATIONAL BANK, NORTH PLATTE $193.16 990 GREAT PLAINS COMMUNICATIONS $144.61 990 NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE $39.23 990 NEBRASKA NORTHWEST DEVELOPMENT CORP $500.00 990 OUTLAW PRINTERS,INC $45.00 990 RAPID CITY JOURNAL/VISITOR PROMO $7.36 990 VSP VISION PLAN $8.78 995 CHADRON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE $7,500.00 995 FUR TRADE DAYS,INC $6,079.00 2910 CENTURYLINK $110.29 2910 GREAT PLAINS COMMUNICATIONS $146.25 2910 SLEUTH SOFTWARE $4,961.00 2910 WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC $890.00 2913 CENTURYLINK $470.16
Publish Dec. 5, 2018
CITY COUNCIL MEETING PROCEEDINGS
NOVEMBER 5, 2018
The Mayor and City Council of the City of Chadron, Nebraska met in regular session in the City Hall Council Chambers at 234 Main Street on the 5th day of November, 2018, at 6:00 o’clock P.M. The following individuals were present: John Coates, Miles Bannan, Mark Werner, George Klein and Keith Crofutt. Councilmembers absent: None. Others present: City Manager Greg Yanker, City Clerk Donna Rust, Public Works Director Milo Rust, Chief of Police Tim Lordino and Finance Officer Jeanette Puzzo. Others absent: City Attorney Adam Edmund and Zoning/Building Official Janet Johnson.
Mayor Coates called the meeting to order and declared a quorum present. The Mayor also read the following before continuing with the meeting: “As required by Section 84-1412, subsection 8 of the Nebraska Statutes, notice is hereby given that a copy of the Open Meetings Act is posted for your examination on the wall inside the door to these City Council Chambers.”
Motion was made and seconded approve the agenda as written and distributed. The following Councilmembers voted Aye: Bannan, Werner, Klein, Crofutt, Coates. The following voted Nay: None. Motion carried.
The following items of business were conducted.
Motion was made and seconded to approve the Consent Agenda, which included the following items:
Minutes for City Council Meeting No. 2018-22, October 15, 2018
The Minutes were approved as written and distributed.
There was no correspondence to report.
3) Minutes for Boards and Commissions
The Minutes for the Problem Resolution Team meeting held August 22, 2018, as approved by the PRT on October 24, 2018, were distributed.
The following Councilmembers voted Aye: Bannan, Werner, Klein, Crofutt, Coates. The following voted Nay: None. Motion carried.
The time being 6:03 o’clock p.m., Mayor Coates opened the public hearing regarding a Liquor License Application for a Retail Class C, Beer, Wine, and Distilled Spirits, On and Off Sale, Liquor License for Chadron Hospitality, LLC dba Holiday Inn Express.
The following spoke regarding the application: Janelle Winkelman, manager for Chadron Hospitality, LLC: Cheryl Welch and Chief of Police Tim Lordino.
There being no one else wishing to be heard, Mayor Coates closed the public hearing at 6:21 o’clock p.m.
The Council considered Resolution No. 2018-105, which Resolution recommends approval of the application of Chadron Hospitality, LLC, dba Holiday Inn Express, for a Retail Class C, Beer, Wine, and Distilled Spirits, On and Off Sale, Liquor License. The following Councilmembers voted Aye: Bannan, Werner, Klein, Crofutt, Coates. The following voted Nay: None. Resolution No. 2018-105 was passed and adopted.
Councilmembers received a copy of the updated draft of the City of Chadron Employee Safety Regulations Manual. City Manager Yanker stated that this was put on the agenda for discussion purposes. Additional time to review the document is being allowed before any action is taken by the Council.
Mayor Coates questioned addressing the issue of firearms and weapons in the workplace. Councilmember Werner offered some suggestions.
It was agreed that the concerns and suggestions brought up will be discussed with the Safety Committee, with the proposed manual being brought back at a future meeting for the Council’s consideration.
Motion was made, seconded to approve the list of claims as submitted. After addressing several questions, the following Councilmembers voted Aye: Bannan, Werner, Klein, Crofutt, Coates. The following voted Nay: None. Motion carried.
Air Filter Solutions, Inc., Su, 994.52; Arrow Building Center, Su, 58.22; Baker & Associates, Tank Rehab, 1,840.00; Baker, Evan, Reimb, 81.70; Bannan, Amanda, Utility Deposit Refund, 53.79; Best Western Ramkota Hotel, Lodging, 175.98; Black Hills Energy, Se, 3,352.16; Broberg, Lorie, Utility Refund, 164.32; Business Connection, Su, 770.18; Butler Machinery Co., Su, 171.40; Century Link, Se, 1,217.95; Chadron Ace Hardware, Su, 4.83; Chadron Lumber Company, Su, 18.95; Chadron Motor Company, Su, 30.70; Chadron, City of, 11/18 Dental Ins. Side Fund, 1,325.62; Chadron, City of, 11/18 Health Ins. Side Fund, 25,391.23; Chadron, City of, FICA thru 1016/18, 6,747.59; Chadron, City of, Payroll thru 10/16/18, 20,770.83; CityServiceValcon, Maint. Fee, 62.00; CityServiceValcon, Se, 590.00; Core & Main, Su, 1,004.91; DAS State Acctg, Se, 535.76; Docu-Shred, Se, 480.00; Edmund, Adam, Se, 1,878.38; First National Bank NP, HSA thru 10/16/18, 919.36; First National Bank Omaha, Tr Exp/Su, 3,826.99; Galls, LLC, Uniforms/Su, 225.00; Gimeson, Donna, Utility Deposit Refund, 18.21; Golden West Industrial Supply, Su, 487.08; Grant-Miller Communications, Se, 220.90; Hach Company, Su, 407.31; Hills Tire & Supply, Se, 30.00; Home Haven, Se, 74.23; Ideal Linen Supply, Su, 474.97; Intralinks, Se, 60.00; J.P. Cooke Co., Licenses, 129.59; John Deere Financial, Su, 832.98; Kutschara, Shauna, Se, 36.00; League of NE Municipalities, Dues, 9,471.00; League of NE Municipalities, NCMA Dues, 316.00; Menke, Thomas, Reimb, 168.62; Michael Burke, Psy. D., Se, 750.00; Midwest Laboratories, Su, 103.95; Morrow, Matthew, Utility Deposit Refund, 25.84; NE Department of Revenue, Tax, 9,856.62; NE Law Enforcement Training, Se, 10.00;Nebraska Public Health Lab, Se, 717.00; Nebraska Salt & Grain Co., Salt, 19.98; Nebraskaland Tire, Se, 481.42; Panhandle Area Development, Dues, 4,535.06; Quality Tire, Se, 40.00; Ranger, Josh, Utility Deposit Refund, 16.22; Regional Care, Inc., 11/18 Dental Ins. Premium, 34.00; Regional Care, Inc., 11/18 Health Ins. Premium, 23,531.06; Regional Care, Inc., Dental Claims, 926.96; Regional Care, Inc., Health Claims, 23,834.42; Respond First Aid Systems, Su, 352.06; Sandry Fire Supply, Su, 144.55; Simon Materials, Asphalt/Red Rock, 933.11; TTG Enterprises, Inc., SE, 480.00; Tyler Technologies, Component, 200.00; Upper Niobrara White NRD, Trees, 90.00; US Postmaster, Postage, 453.88; Valley Bank, HSA thru 10/16/18, Vantagepoint Trust, Employee Pension thru 10/16/18, 3,534.44; Vantagepoint Trust, Police Pension thru 10/16/18, 1,569.25; Verizon Wireless, Se, 930.76; Vinton, Eric, Utility Deposit Refund, 20.59; Wahlstrom Ford, Inc., Se, 88.43; Walmart Community Su, 724.76; Western Communications, Maint, 110.00; Winter Equipment Company, Plow Guards, 594.30. TOTAL: $253,764.17.
The foregoing schedule of claims is published in accordance with Nebraska Revised Statutes 19-1102.
City Manager Yanker thanked the Chadron City Employees Association for sponsoring the Chili Cook-off. He also reminded all that recreational and travel trailers need to be off the street effective November 1, 2018.
Chief of Police Tim Lordino informed everyone that 2019 dog licenses will be available at the Police Department on November 13, 2018. He also distributed information regarding the Shop With a Cop program.
Councilmember Bannan thanked the community for its great support on Halloween and reminded all to return their ballots for the upcoming election.
Councilmember Klein thanked the community for their support of the Honor Guard flight.
Mayor Coates encouraged all to vote in the upcoming election.
Motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 6:50 o’clock p.m. The following Councilmembers voted Aye: Bannan, Werner, Klein, Crofutt, Coates. The following voted Nay: None. Motion carried.
The official Minutes are available for review at the office of the City Clerk.
CITY OF CHADRON
/s/ Donna J. Rust
Publish Dec. 5, 2018