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Chadron Public Schools

Board Workshop

February 1, 2018

The Board of Education of Chadron Public Schools was convened in a Board Workshop on February 1, 2018 by President Menke at 7:10 PM.

Board members present:  Amanda Bannan, Gary Hoffman, Boone Huffman Tom Menke,and Sandy Roes

Board members absent:   Jim O’Rourke

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 conference room.  A quorum was determined to be present.

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

Voting Yes:  Bannan, Hoffman, Huffman, Menke, Roes

Voting No:  None

Absent:  O’Rourke

Motion Carried:  5-0-1

Board Member Roundtable (Non-Action)

Dr. Winchester reviewed property taxes, school funding and current legislation.  A press release was presented to the board with details on the current situation and possible solutions.  The Board discussed the situation and agreed to the press release.

Adjournment

Motion by Mr. Hoffman, seconded by Mr. Huffman, to adjourn at 8:10 PM.  Roll Call:

Voting Yes:  Bannan, Hoffman, Huffman, Menke, Roes

Voting No:  None

Absent:  O’Rourke

Motion Carried:  5-0-1

Tom Menke

President, Board of Education

Sara Taylor

Secretary, Board of Education

Publish Feb. 21, 2018

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Regular Board Meeting

February 12, 2018

The Board of Education of Chadron Public Schools was convened in Regular Session on February 12, 2018 by President Menke at 5:30 PM.

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

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.

Mrs. Roes extended sympathy from the board to the Burke family on the recent loss of their son.

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

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

Voting No:  None

Motion Carried:  6-0

Motion by Mrs. Roes, seconded by Mrs. Bannan, to approve the agenda for the Regular Board Meeting for February 12, 2018.  Roll Call:

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

Voting No:  None

Motion Carried:  6-0

Motion by Mr. Hoffman, seconded by Mr. Huffman, to approve the minutes from the Regular Meeting on January 8, 2018.  Roll Call:

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

Voting No:  None

Motion Carried:  6-0

Motion by Mr. Hoffman, seconded by Mrs. Roes, to approve the minutes from the Special Workshop on February 1, 2018.  Roll Call:

Voting Yes:  Bannan, Hoffman, Huffman, Menke, Roes

Voting No:  None

Abstaining:  O’Rourke

Motion Carried:  5-0-1

Awards and/or Honors

Banner recognizing district’s outstanding achievements are hung at each building.  Special thank you to Travis Hencey for the design and Jeanine Mohr for the printing.  School Board Recognition Week was January 21, 2018.  The FFA Envirothon Team placed first in range judging.               

High Fives

The middle school was awarded a $5,000 MPP Trust Writing Grant to bring author Nathan Hale to Chadron to provide two full-day writing workshops for 6th-8th grade students.  CSC College students, Morgan Smith and Justin Mohr volunteered to help this summer with the removal of the old auditorium seats.

Recognition of Public Requesting to Comment on Specific Agenda Items

Terri Haynes on item 4c.  Linda Drinkwalter on item 5a.

Business Transactions

Treasurer’s Report for January 2018

Fund, Beginning Balance, Revenue, Expenditures, Transfers/Others, Ending Balance, Ending Balance 1.2017

General Fund 1,656,458.79 1,161,738.41 868,365.74 (14.56) 433.41 1,950,250.31 1,727,076.20

Depreciation Fund 199,474.13 199,474.13 99,474.13

Lunch Fund 111,617.16 45,493.83 41,502.01 115,608.98 94,356.11

Special Building Fund 185,362.38 20,657.21 4,821.64 201,197.95 257,150.27

Cooperative Fund (2,913.57) 343,.75 2,406.63 (4,976.45) (6,370.84)

Total 2,149,998.89 676,190.27 917,096.02 418.85 2,461,554.92     2,171,685.87

After five months the General Fund expenses are under budget by 7.16% or $860,252.

Motion by Finance Committee, seconded by Mr. Hoffman, to approve the bills and claims for the General Fund in the amount of $113,548.83, the Lunch Fund in the amount of $36,032.34, the Special Building Fund in the amount of $4,821.64, and the Cooperative Fund in the amount of $81.69.  Roll Call:

Voting Yes:  Bannan, Hoffman, Huffman, Menke, Roes

Voting No:  O’Rourke due to unfunded mandates

Motion Carried:  5-1

Motion by Finance Committee, seconded by Mr. Hoffman, to approve the bills and claims for the Activity Fund in the amount of $25,610.01.  Roll Call:

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

Voting No:  None

Motion Carried:  6-0

Unfinished Business

None

New Business

Second reading of Policy 6030 District Relationship to Activities Associations.  First reading of the following policies:  Policy 6112.1 Instructional Time Suggested; Policy 6113 Released Time; Policy 6115 Ceremonies, Observations, and the Pledge of Allegiance; and Policy 6120 Objectives of the Instructional Program.

Motion by Mrs. Roes, seconded by Mrs. Bannan, to approve the start and end dates of the 2018-19 Calendar.  Roll Call:

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

Voting No:  Menke

Motion Carried:  5-1

Motion by the Legislative Committee, seconded by Mr. O’Rourke, to approve participating in a possible lawsuit on school funding and property taxes.  Roll Call:

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

Voting No:  None

Motion Carried:  6-0

Motion by Mrs. Roes, seconded by Mr. Menke, to nominate Boone Huffman to the NASB Legislative Committee.  Roll Call:

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

Voting No:  None

Motion Carried:  6-0

Motion by Mr. O’Rourke, seconded by Mrs. Roes, to draft a letter to the NASB regarding the boards disappointment for the lack of NASB support for property tax reform.  Roll Call:

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

Voting No:  None

Motion Carried:  6-0

Personnel

Motion by Personnel Committee, seconded by Mrs. Roes, to approve Certified Administrator Contracts.  Roll Call:

Voting Yes:  Bannan, Huffman, Menke, Roes

Voting No:  Hoffman, O’Rourke

Motion Carried:  4-2

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.  

Superintendent’s Report

Dr. Winchester shared the state aid model from the Nebraska Department of Education with the board.  State aid will not be certified until after the legislature session is complete.  The NDE Standards, Assessments, and Accountability Update was reviewed.  Bailey Owsley and Kaci Swinney have resigned as para’s.  Kim Hamar and Mitch Barry were hired as para’s.  Dr. Winchester reported on the Beyond School School Bells conference that she and Mrs. Eliason attended.

Board Member Roundtable (Non-Action)  

Voting on the potential lawsuit on school funding and property taxes is something the board did for student learning.

Dr. Winchester presented an example of how to present the information obtained during the Outreach Committee meetings.

The AdvancED Leadership Capacity Domain sections 1.3 & 1.4 were reviewed.

Advance Planning

Finance Committee Meeting – March 12, 2018 at Noon

Regular Board Meeting –March 12, 2018 at 5:30 PM

Policy Committee Meeting-February 19, 2018 @ 6:30 AM

Personnel Meeting -February 26, 2018 @ Noon

Building & Grounds Committee Workshop-March 5, 2018 @ Noon

February 15, 2018 Last day for Incumbents to File for BOE

February 20, 2018 NRCSA Legislative Forum in Lincoln

February 21, 2018 Extracurricular Strategic Planning @ 6:30 PM

March 1, 2018 Last day for non-incumbents to file for BOE

March 13, 2018 NASB Spring Legal Workshops-5:00 PM Gering Civic Center

March 14, 2018 BOE/Administrative Team Retreat @ 6:00 PM

March 22 & 23 NRCSA Spring Conference in Kearney

May 15, 2018 Statewide Primary Election

November 6, 2018 Statewide General Election

Public Comment Time for items not on the Agenda

None              

Adjournment

Motion by Mr. Hoffman, seconded by Mr. Huffman, to adjourn at 7:34 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

Publish Feb. 21, 2018

Bills 2.2018

Alpha Rehabilitation, P.C. 330.70 American Scholastic Achievement League 70.00 ARROW BUILDING CENTER 236.68 Beguin, Brad 310.66 Black Hills Energy 11,395.97 BLACK HILLS WEEKLY GROUP 668.45 Brad’s Truck Service, LLC 1,372.48 Brierly, Robin 366.89 Buchheit, Kimberly 341.73 Burch, Shelley 524.13 Buskirk, Kristen 93.20 Capital Business Systems Inc. 1,296.15 CAPITAL BUSINESS SYSTEMS 1,281.00 Chadrad Communications, Inc. 165.00 Chadron Ace Hardware 165.37 CHADRON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL 431.32 CHADRON GLASS 1,654.50 CHADRON PUBLIC SCHOOLS 170.20 CHADRON ROTARY CLUB 120.00 Chasek, Patti 180.00 CIRCA 1900 125.00 CITY OF CHADRON 1,342.75 COGDILL, WILLIAM 177.08 Connell, Dina 434.92 Craig, Tyler 192.12 Cullan, Melissa 217.45 DAS State Accounting-Central Finance, 234.93 Do Drop In 500.00 Edgenuity Inc. 550.00 EDUCATIONAL SERVICE UNIT #13 28,808.58 Elliott, Marti 256.17 Fire & Ice Mechanical 181.93 First National Bank - Omaha 2,397.36 FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF CHADRON 40.61 Fisher, Jessica 62.13 Froman, CJ 345.54 Galbraith, Jennifer 310.66 Gilbert, Jay 250.00 Great Plains Communications 1,204.58 Gremm, Leah 1,404.89 HASTINGS, MARLETA 1,155.00 HENCEY PLUMBING 79.50 HILLTOP LANES 120.00 Hillyard/Sioux Falls 4,679.32 Huffman, Nels 341.73 Hughbanks -Pyle, Jennifer 652.39 Huss, Ty 257.69 IDEAL LINEN SUPPLY 1,244.08 John Deere Financial 21.98 Kahl, Bryan 524.13 KEIM, BROOKE 128.08 Lemmon, Ruth 23.30 Lien, Kayla 217.46 Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker 1,040.00 LUNCHTIME SOLUTIONS, INC. 49.80 MADSEN, JUSTIN 279.59 MOHR, JEANINE 350.00 Mosaic @ Bethphage Village 7,217.28 NASB 5,801.00 Nebraska Council on Economics Education 110.00 NEBRASKA PUBLIC POWER DIST. 10,852.45 NEBRASKALAND TIRE 60.69 Nordick, Sam 1,074.94 O’DONNELL, AUDREY 124.26 O’Donnell, George 248.53 Obando, Alisha 403.86 Occupational Therapy Services, LLC 2,752.00 One Source 100.00 Pacific Steel & Recycling 364.99 PITNEY BOWES 375.00 Pixel Press Technology 872.00 PROTEX CENTRAL 2,352.00 RASMUSSEN MECHANICAL SERVICES 1,152.64 REDFERN, TEENA 399.30 REGION I 253.68 Rising, Jessica 434.92 Rita’s Travel Connection, LLC 40.00 ROBERT’S ELECTRIC 395.70 RON’S REPAIR 27.00 SAFEWAY STORES 307.57 Sandstrom, Michael 40.00 Sellman, Sandi 619.77 SIOUX COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL 1,050.00 Skeeter’s NAPA Auto Parts 111.30 Smith, Heidi 388.30 Smith, Nathan 195.72 Soester, Jason 277.51 STURDEVANT’S AUTO PARTS 911.03 U.S. Bank 282.32 Verizon Wireless 221.06 WAL-MART 451.39 WESTERN PATHOLOGY CONSULTANTS 761.50 Wild, Waymann 383.67 Winchester, Caroline 181.25 WRIGHT EXPRESS FCS (GEN) 579.02 General Fund 113,548.83

ARROW BUILDING CENTER 50.00 Central Restaurant Products 2,419.00 Fire & Ice Mechanical 623.34 Loutzenhiser, Mike 194.45 Lunchtime Solutions 32,613.04 Skeeter’s NAPA Auto Parts 17.44 VANCO Payment Solutions 50.95 WAL-MART 64.12 Lunch Fund 36,032.34 Security First Bank-Chadron 4,027.67 SECURITY FIRST BANK 793.97 Special Building Fund 4,821.64 Barry, Heather 54.00 Verizon Wireless 27.69 Cooperative Fund 81.69 Total 154,484.50

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CHADRON, NEBRASKA

February 13, 2018

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 9:00 A.M. on the 13th day of February, 2018 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 and Mark 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 Rivera, seconded by Johnson, approving the minutes of the January 23, 2018 meeting as published. Roll call vote, Ayes: Rivera, Stewart and Johnson. Nays: None. Motion carried. No correspondence was received.

At 9:05 A.M. The Public Hearing re: property tax exemption application for Chadron Community Hospital was declared open by the Chairman. It was noted for the record notice was given in advance of the hearing and all parties involved notified prior to the hearing. Lindy Coleman, Assessor, informed the Board there wouldn’t be anyone to represent the Chadron Community Hospital. The Assessor recommended the property in question be placed back on the tax rolls. Commissioner Johnson, seconded by Rivera, moved to approve the Assessor’s recommendation to place the property owned by Chadron Community Hospital back on the tax rolls. Roll call vote, Ayes: Stewart, Johnson and Rivera. Nays: None. Motion carried. Ms. Coleman then presented tax correction #5043 for the Boards review and approval. Upon review of the tax correction Commissioner Rivera, seconded by Johnson, moved to approve tax correction #5043 and directed the Chairman to sign such. Roll call vote, Ayes: Johnson, Rivera and Stewart. Nays: None. Motion carried.

At 9:10 A.M. Chelsie Sparks, Treasurer and Shelly Decker, Deputy Treasurer, approached the Board. Ms. Sparks presented a vehicle exemption application submitted by NCAP for two (2) 2018 Chevrolet Equinox’s and recommended the Board approve the application. Commissioner Johnson, seconded by Rivera, moved to approve the vehicle exemption application submitted by NCAP for two (2) 2018 Chevrolet Equinox’s. Roll call vote, Ayes: Rivera, Stewart and Johnson. 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 9:13 A.M. The next meeting will be held on March 13, 2018 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, March 08, 2018. 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

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Publish Feb. 21, 2018

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CHADRON, NEBRASKA

February 13, 2018

DAWES COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

The Public convened meeting of the Dawes County Commissioners in regular session was commenced at the hour of 9:14 A.M. on the 13th day of February, 2018 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 and Mark 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 as presented. Roll call vote, Ayes: Johnson, Rivera and Stewart. Nays: None. Motion carried. Motion by Commissioner Rivera, seconded by Johnson, approving the minutes of the Special Roads Meeting held on January 22, 2018 with the following correction to wit: 600-700 hours lost due to county road conditions. Roll call vote, Ayes: Rivera and Stewart with Johnson abstaining from the vote. Nays: None. Motion carried. Motion by Commissioner Johnson, seconded by Rivera, approving the minutes of the January 23, 2018 meeting with the following correction to wit: Nutrition Site Director, not the Executive Director of Area Aging Office resigned. Roll call vote, Ayes: Stewart, Johnson and Rivera. Nays: None. Motion carried. Claims were reviewed by the Board. Commissioner Johnson, seconded by Rivera, moved to approve all claims with the exception of claim #18020139 payable to River A Holdings in the amount of $141.00. Roll call vote, Ayes: Johnson, Rivera and Stewart. Nays: None. Motion carried. Motion by Commissioner Johnson, seconded by Stewart, to approve claim #18020139 in the amount of $141.00 payable to River A Holdings. Roll call vote, Ayes: Stewart and Johnson with Rivera abstaining from the vote. Nays: None. Motion carried. Monthly fee/mileage reports of the various departments were approved by general consent of the Board. There being no correspondence before the Board, Public Comment ensued with Mark Betson asking several questions to wit: Did we ever decide how many miles of county roads are maintained? Has the County increased revenues? What is the number of County employees? Suggested the county roads didn’t need plowed after this last storm and wanted an update on the Lemmon Bridge project. Mike Kesselring, The Cook Shack, approached the Board to request approval for a SDL for the annual Post Playhouse fund raiser to be held on March 17, 2018 at the Buffalo Soldier barracks at Fort Robinson. Commissioner Rivera, seconded by Johnson, moved to approve the SDL application of the Cook Shack. Roll call vote, Ayes: Johnson, Rivera and Stewart. Nays: None. Motion carried. Gary Fisher joined the meeting. One surplus bid was received from Dawn Sayaloune in the amount of $20.00 for a computer and two (2) monitors. Commissioner Johnson, seconded by Rivera, moved to accept Dawn Sayaloune’s bid in the amount of $20.00 and directing the Chairman of the Board to recycle the remaining equipment. Roll call vote, Ayes: Rivera, Stewart and Johnson. Nays: None. Motion carried. Two surplus requests were received to wit: Assessor-1 monitor and Treasurer-busted cubicle and wooden stand. Commissioner Johnson, seconded by Rivera, moved to surplus the items submitted by both departments. Roll call vote, Ayes: Stewart, Johnson and Rivera. Nays: None. Motion carried. The Board reviewed the DHHS (Department of Health & Human Services) subgrant relevant to child support services. Commissioner Rivera, seconded by Johnson, moved to direct the Chairman to sign the subgrant. Roll call vote, Ayes: Johnson, Rivera and Stewart. Nays: None. Motion carried. Kerri Rempp, The Chadron Record and Casey Schuhmacher joined the meeting.

At 10:00 A.M. Larry Hankin, Highway Superintendent, met with the Board. Road updates included the following to wit: All districts blading and plowing snow. District 1-Bridge work; District 2-Tree/debris removed from Dunlap Bridge; District 3-Finished hauling gravel on Galey Road and an autogate was replaced on Ferguson Road. Crusher-screener about done, leaking fuel and oil. Mr. Hankin reported testing will be done on Deadhorse Road. The 6.8 mile asphalt project planned for Dunlap Road was discussed. The County will request cost share on this project. Mr. Hankin presented his 2017 Annual Report which included information regarding proposed bridge/replacement projects in 2018; gravel projects for 2018; culvert repair/replacement projects and signage projects proposed in 2018. Commissioner Johnson, seconded by Rivera, moved to approve the 2017 Annual Report as presented. Roll call vote, Ayes: Rivera, Stewart and Johnson. Nays: None. Motion carried. The One/Six Year Road Plan was discussed at length. Mr. Hankin discussed proposed road projects in each Commissioner District.

At 10:40 A.M. Chief Tim Lordino and Betty Marsh met with the Board to request a credit card and Walmart card. Ms. Marsh explained many times items purchased through Amazon are much cheaper and the E-911 Communications Department used to have a Walmart card but it was cancelled. The VIPER upgrade went well according to Chief Lordino and plans are to move forward with texting 911 capabilities. Commissioner Rivera, seconded by Johnson, moved to approve credit card applications for the E-911 Communications Department. Roll call vote, Ayes: Stewart, Johnson and Rivera. Nays: None. Motion carried. Ms. Marsh will apply for the Walmart Card and the County Clerk will get the VISA card and set up access to the on-line portal for Ms. Marsh. Justin Bates, VSO, briefly joined the meeting and left. The Veteran’s Confidentiality/Transportation policy was reviewed. The Deputy County Attorney had the opportunity to review the policies prior to the meeting. Commissioner Johnson, seconded by Rivera, moved to adopt the policies as presented. Roll call vote, Ayes: Johnson, Rivera and Stewart. Nays: None. Motion carried.

At 10:50 A.M. Mandy Brice, HR Department and Deb Lesmeister, Safety Secretary, met with the Board. Ms. Brice reported an individual wasn’t interested in the free Life Insurance offered by the County. When HR contacted the Insurance provider, she was told someone not taking the benefit could affect the policy. Discussion ensued. The Board informed Ms. Brice this benefit was mandatory and those individuals not taking Blue Cross Blue Shield must sign up. Deb Lesmeister visited with the Board about the possibility of offering a worksite wellness program. The cost of the program is $275.00 annually and is available through Panhandle Public Health. The annual fee would cover the costs for all Dawes County Employees to participate in the program. Commissioner Johnson, seconded by Rivera, moved to participate in the worksite wellness program offered through Panhandle Public Health. Roll call vote, Ayes: Rivera, Stewart and Johnson. Nays: None. Motion carried. Ms. Lesmeister will conduct a survey in December 2018 to obtain feedback on the program. Robert and Judy Hawthorne joined the meeting.

At 11:10 A.M. Larry Hankin, Highway Superintendent, returned to the meeting. Two sealed bids for crushed rock were opened to wit: Mark Chrisman Trucking-Hawthorne Pit-$6.00 per CY; Brun Pit-$3.97 per CY; Mobilization-$2,000.00 plus $2.00 per mile. Paul Reed Construction-Hawthorne Pit-$9.14 per CY; Brun Pit-$4.10 per CY; Mobilization-$7,510.00. Commissioner Johnson, seconded by Rivera, moved to approve Mark Chrisman Trucking bid contingent upon receipt of letter of credit and directing the Chairman to negotiate material prices with the Landowners. Roll call vote, Ayes: Stewart, Johnson and Rivera. Nays: None. Motion carried.

At 11:52 A.M. Deb Cottier, NNDC, met with the Board. She shared the 2017 NNDC Annual Report. Items brought to the attention of the Board included 1. Developed and submitted the application for re-certification for the state’s Economic Development Certified Community Program. 2. Discussed the downtown revitalization project. 3. Audit came back with no exceptions. 4. Discussed the revolving loan fund and how it works. The Revolving Loan Fund policy will be revised to include language on how NNDC plans to meet objectives of the CDBG Federal regulations.

At 12:20 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 February 27, 2018 beginning at 9:00 A.M. The meeting will be held in the Commissioner’s 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., February 22, 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.

ATTEST:

DAWES COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Cheryl Feist

Dawes County Clerk

February 13, 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 $972.61 100 AMERITAS LIFE INSURANCE CORP $9,778.15 100 AT&T $33.41 100 BIG BAT’S LLC-SHERIFF $637.73 100 BIG BAT’S SHELL-VETERANS $381.26 100 BIG BAT’S SHELL-WEED $43.48 100 BLACK HILLS ENERGY $968.33 100 BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD OF NE $34,306.07 100 ROBERT HARDY $350.00 100 BOMGAARS SUPPLY INC $29.94 100 BRANDT COURT REPORTING $1,422.80 100 CELESTE CATTIN $88.55 100 CENTURYLINK $970.51 100 CENTURYLINK LONG DIST-CLERK $16.61 100 CENTURYLINK LONG DIST-COMMISSIONERS $5.09 100 CENTURYLINK LONG DIST-E 911 $10.06 100 CHADRON ACE HARDWARE $102.11 100 CITY OF CHADRON $381.93 100 COUNTRY KITCHEN $275.00 100 CRAWFORD CLIPPER/HARRISON SUN $186.65 100 CULLIGAN-DIST COURT $23.00 100 CULLIGAN-ASSESSOR $267.24 100 CULLIGAN-CO ATTORNEY $10.00 100 CULLIGAN-PUBLIC DEFENDER $21.50 100 CULLIGAN-WEED $11.50 100 D&S MARKET,LLC $1,713.37 100 DAS STATE ACCOUNTING $298.81 100 DATASPEC INC $898.00 100 DAWES COUNTY COURT $1,378.83 100 DAWES COUNTY DISTRICT COURT $1,291.68 100 DAWES COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE $46.00 100 DAWES COUNTY TREASURER $457.00 100 DOLLAR GENERAL $22.50 100 DIXIE EATON $25.00 100 FIRE & ICE MECHANICAL $344.42 100 FIRST BANKCARD/CHERYL DUNN $29.89 100 FIRST BANKCARD/CHERYL FEIST $65.99 100 FIRST BANKCARD/EXTENSION $342.38 100 FIRST BANKCARD/PUBLIC DEFENDER $217.63 100 FIRST BANKCARD/ROBERTA COLEMAN $18.29 100 FIRST NATIONAL BANK, NORTH PLATTE $15,544.41 100 GALLS $768.74 100 GREAT PLAINS COMMUNICATIONS $446.79 100 LEAH GREMM $101.76 100 GUN VAULT LLC $32.50 100 HERREN BROTHERS TRUE VALUE $26.97 100 IDEAL LINEN SUPPLY,INC $116.41 100 INTELLICORP RECORDS,INC $58.88 100 KCSR-AM $55.00 100 LANCASTER COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPT $18.58 100 MADISON NATIONAL LIFE $75.88 100 MIDWEST CONNECT,LLC $270.00 100 MIPS INC $2,879.58 100 MOBIUS COMMUNICATIONS $263.25 100 NATRONA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE $50.00 100 NE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SYSTEM $93.00 100 NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE $1,708.21 100 NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE/LEVY $25.00 100 NEBRASKA PUBLIC POWER DIST-E911 $26.75 100 NEBRASKA PUBLIC POWER DIST-WEED $251.66 100 NEBRASKA PUBLIC POWER DISTRICT $2,271.36 100 NEBRASKA SAFETY & FIRE EQUIP INC $640.00 100 NEBRASKA TOTAL OFFICE/CLERK $135.72 100 NEBRASKA TOTAL OFFICE/CO ATTORNEY $272.25 100 NEBRASKA TOTAL OFFICE/COUNTY COURT $43.78 100 NEBRASKA TOTAL OFFICE/DISTRICT CT $26.66 100 NEBRASKA TOTAL OFFICE/EXTENSION $251.13 100 NEBRASKA TOTAL OFFICE/PUBLIC DEFEND $59.81 100 PANHANDLE DISTRICT ASSN $350.00 100 HERB L PETERSEN $630.00 100 RAPID CITY JOURNAL-WEBSITE $99.00 100 RAPID CITY JOURNAL/ASSESSOR $27.35 100 RAPID CITY JOURNAL/COMMISSIONERS $264.34 100 RAPID CITY JOURNAL/EXTENSION $131.00 100 SADDLE ROCK ONE STOP $868.66 100 SCOTTS BLUFF CO DETENTION CENTER $2,751.35 100 SEARS HOMETOWN STORE $95.88 100 SHERIDAN COUNTY COURT $2.50 100 SKAVDAHL & EDMUND $5,541.20 100 SKEETERS AUTO PARTS INC $1,824.51 100 SMITH,KING AND SIMMONS,PC $5,476.09 100 SOUTHERN HILLS FIRE & SAFETY $324.50 100 JACOB STEWART $15.00 100 TRANSUNION RISK AND ALTERNATIVE $25.00 100 UNIVERSITY OF NE-LINCOLN CAR RENTAL $95.77 100 UNIVERSITY OF NE-LINCOLN-WAGES EXT $52.49 100 VERIZON WIRELESS/COUNTY ATTORNEY $166.09 100 VERIZON WIRELESS/E911 $161.60 100 VSP VISION PLAN $257.75 100 WALMART COMMUNITY/ASSESSOR $14.82 100 WALMART COMMUNITY/CLERK $19.96 100 WAYFAIR LLC $2,417.87 100 WEST 2ND APPLIANCE $699.99 100 WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC $462.50 100 JOHN WITT $80.00 100 XEROX CORPORATION/E911 $587.85 100 XEROX CORPORATION/VETERANS OFFICE $105.37 200 AFLAC $270.58 200 ALLIANCE TRACTOR & IMPLEMENT CO $108.22 200 AMERITAS LIFE INSURANCE CORP $1,238.30 200 ARROW BUILDING CENTER $78.98 200 BAKER & ASSOCIATES,INC $190.00 200 BAUERKEMPER’S INC $87.00 200 BIERSCHBACH EQUIPMENT & SUPPLY,INC $2,800.59 200 BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD OF NE $2,097.45 200 BRAD’S TRUCK SERVICE $285.00 200 BUTLER MACHINERY COMPANY $360.22 200 CENTURYLINK $192.27 200 CHADRON ACE HARDWARE $36.08 200 CITY OF CHADRON $110.41 200 CITY OF CRAWFORD $114.40 200 CRAWFORD CLIPPER/HUMAN RESOURCES $7.88 200 DAWES COUNTY TREASURER $55.00 200 DUANE’S UPHOLSTERY $118.00 200 FIRST BANKCARD/LARRY HANKIN $313.59 200 FIRST NATIONAL BANK, NORTH PLATTE $3,541.15 200 FLOYD’S TRUCK CENTER,INC $534.26 200 PAT FURMAN $690.00 200 H&H SANITATION AND RECYCLING,INC $53.50 200 HERREN BROTHERS TRUE VALUE $69.48 200 IDEAL LINEN SUPPLY,INC $179.52 200 JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL-ROADS $437.89 200 TONY W JOHNSON $7,575.00 200 KAY-HUNTER RANCHES,LLC $165.00 200 KCSR-AM $100.00 200 GERALD LUX $945.00 200 MATHESON LINWELD INC $29.36 200 MEDICAL ENTERPRISES,INC $110.00 200 NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE $701.78 200 NEBRASKA PUBLIC POWER DISTRICT $442.16 200 NEBRASKA TOTAL OFFICE/ROADS $343.86 200 NMC EXCHANGE LLC/NEBRASKA MACHINERY $176.12 200 NORTHERN TRUCK EQUIPMENT CORP $391.00 200 PINE SPRINGS RANCH,INC $2,280.00 200 POWERPLAN $3,140.11 200 QUALITY TIRE $952.00 200 RDO TRUCK CENTER $3,272.60 200 RESPOND FIRST AID SYSTEMS $147.09 200 RIVER A HOLDING LLC $141.00 200 RON’S REPAIR SHOP $23.35 200 SKEETERS AUTO PARTS INC $1,768.64 200 SOUTHERN HILLS FIRE & SAFETY $1,355.20 200 STURDEVANT’S AUTO PARTS $70.39 200 TABLETOP FARMS LLC $4,335.00 200 VERIZON WIRELESS/ROADS $214.39 200 VSP VISION PLAN $112.14 200 WALMART COMMUNITY-ROADS $30.31 200 WESTCO $17,097.61 200 XEROX CORPORATION/ROADS $102.66 990 AFLAC $15.47 990 AMERITAS LIFE INSURANCE CORP $74.48 990 BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD OF NE $88.17 990 FIRST BANKCARD/TOURISM $468.45 990 FIRST NATIONAL BANK, NORTH PLATTE $227.98 990 NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE $50.07 990 NEBRASKALAND MAGAZINE $300.00 990 RAPID CITY JOURNAL/VISITOR PROMO $34.16 1900 FIRST BANKCARD/VETERANS $77.44 1900 VETERANS SERVICE OFFICE $809.25 2500 CHADRON PUBLIC SCHOOLS $7,660.38 2910 ACTION COMMUNICATIONS INC $1,778.17 2910 AMERITAS LIFE INSURANCE CORP $3.38 2910 FIRST NATIONAL BANK, NORTH PLATTE $14.46 2910 GREAT PLAINS COMMUNICATIONS $252.35 2910 NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE $3.35 2910 WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC $890.00 2913 GREAT PLAINS COMMUNICATIONS $181.59

Publish Feb. 21, 2018

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CITY COUNCIL MEETING PROCEEDINGS

JANUARY 22, 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 22nd day of January, 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, City Attorney Adam Edmund, Public Works Director Milo Rust, Chief of Police Tim Lordino, Finance Officer Jeanette Puzzo and Zoning/Building Official Janet Johnson. Others absent: None.

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. The following Councilmembers voted Aye: Werner, Klein, Crofutt, Coates, Bannan. 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. 2018-01, January 8, 2018

The Minutes were approved as written and distributed.

2) Correspondence

There was no correspondence to report.

3) Minutes for Boards and Commissions

The minutes for the Civil Service Commission meeting held January 5, 2018, were distributed.

4) Monthly Treasurer’s Report and Water Report

The Treasurer’s Report and Water Report for the month of December 2017 were distributed.

5) City Sales Tax Analysis Report

An updated report of sales tax revenues was presented.

6) Fire Department Membership Updates

The monthly Fire Department membership update was presented. The Department currently has 46 active members.

The following Councilmembers voted Aye: Werner, Klein, Crofutt, Coates, Bannan. The following voted Nay: None. Motion carried.

Deb Cottier, Executive Director, Northwest Nebraska Development Corporation, gave her monthly report and update of NNDC activities.

The time being 6:14 p.m., Mayor Coates opened the public hearing regarding a Liquor License Application as submitted by Forest (Mike) and Kristina Gunwall for Hilltop Lanes (950 West Tenth Street). Mike Gunwall spoke in support of the application. There being no one else in attendance wishing to speak in support or against the application, Mayor Coates closed the public hearing at 6:16 p.m.

The Council considered Resolution No. 2018-08, which Resolution recommends approval of the application of Hilltop Lanes for a Retail Class C Liquor License. The following Councilmembers voted Aye: Werner, Klein, Crofutt, Coates, Bannan. The following voted Nay: None. Resolution No. 2018-08 was passed and adopted.

The Council considered Resolution No. 2018-09, which Resolution recommends approval of the request from Forest and Kristina Gunwall, owners of Hilltop Lanes, for the facility to be authorized as a Keno sales outlet. The following Councilmembers voted Aye: Werner, Klein, Crofutt, Coates, Bannan. The following voted Nay: None. Resolution No. 2018-09 was passed and adopted.

The Council considered Resolution No. 2018-10, which Resolution recommends approval of the request from Joe and Sharon Fry, owners of Fryday’s 120 Bar & Grill, LLC, for the facility to be authorized as a Keno sales outlet. The following Councilmembers voted Aye: Werner, Klein, Crofutt, Coates, Bannan. The following voted Nay: None. Resolution No. 2018-10 was passed and adopted.

Jerry Moss was in attendance on behalf of the Chadron Arts Center to speak in support of Resolution No. 2018-11.

The Council considered Resolution No. 2018-11, which Resolution approves the application of the Chadron Arts Foundation for a grant in the amount of $19,034.00 to fund exterior masonry and window repairs to the Arts Center at 4th and King Streets. It was reported that the Community Development Advisory Committee had reviewed the application and recommended denial of the request.

Following Council discussion, motion was made and seconded to amend Resolution No. 2018-11 to read “up to $10,000.00 for exterior masonry and repair windows”. The following Councilmembers voted Aye: Werner, Klein, Crofutt, Coates, Bannan. The following voted Nay: None. Resolution No. 2018-11 was passed and adopted as amended.

George Ledbetter, President of the Chadron Public Library Foundation, was present to explain the application for the construction of an exterior ramp at “The Annex” located south of the Chadron Public Library.

The Council considered Resolution No. 2018-12, which Resolution approves the application of the Chadron Public Library Foundation for a grant in the amount of $3,604.00 for the construction of an exterior ramp for disability access to “The Annex” located south of the Public Library at 519 Bordeaux Street, as outlined in the Grant Application. The following Councilmembers voted Aye: Werner, Klein, Crofutt, Coates, Bannan. The following voted Nay: None. Resolution No. 2018-12 was passed and adopted.

Bob Tiensvold, President of the Chadron Youth Baseball, organization was in attendance to speak in support of the application and to answer questions.

The Council considered Resolution No. 2018-13, which Resolution approves the application of the Chadron Youth Baseball organization in the amount of $10,000.00, which funds are to finance replacing the scoreboard on the Maurice Horse Field (Legion Baseball Field). The following Councilmembers voted Aye: Werner, Klein, Crofutt, Coates, Bannan. The following voted Nay: None. Resolution No. 2018-13 was passed and adopted.

The Council considered Resolution No. 2018-14, which Resolution approves the Memorandum of Understanding for the Use of Facility Named “The Annex”, commonly known as 519 Bordeaux Street, between the Chadron Public Library Foundation and the City of Chadron dba the Chadron Public Library, and the Friends of the Chadron Public Library, for the temporary use of the facility known as “The Annex”, and authorizes the Mayor to sign said document on behalf of the City. The following Councilmembers voted Aye: Werner, Klein, Crofutt, Coates, Bannan. The following voted Nay: None. Resolution No. 2018-14 was passed and adopted.

The Council considered Resolution No. 2018-15, which Resolution determines that the quote of GMC of Chadron for the purchase of one new 2018 Dodge Durango in the sum of $25,692.00 for the Police Department is accepted. The following Councilmembers voted Aye: Werner, Klein, Crofutt, Coates, Bannan. The following voted Nay: None. Resolution No. 2018-15 was passed and adopted.

The Council considered Resolution No. 2018-16, which Resolution approves the specifications for One New 2018 or Newer Compact Track Loader with Trade-In Options. The following Councilmembers voted Aye: Werner, Klein, Crofutt, Coates, Bannan. The following voted Nay: None. Resolution No. 2018-16 was passed and adopted.

The Council considered Resolution No. 2018-17, which Resolution recommends approval of the request from Knights of Columbus Council #1128 for a Special Designated Liquor License for the Ducks Unlimited Fund Raiser on February 17, 2018. The following Councilmembers voted Aye: Werner, Klein, Crofutt, Coates, Bannan. The following voted Nay: None. Resolution No. 2018-17 was passed and adopted.

The Council considered Resolution No. 2018-18, which Resolution recommends approval of the request from Knights of Columbus Council #1128 for a Special Designated Liquor License for the Circle of Light Fund Raiser on April 13, 2018. The following Councilmembers voted Aye: Werner, Klein, Crofutt, Coates, Bannan. The following voted Nay: None. Resolution No. 2018-18 was passed and adopted.

The Council considered Resolution No. 2018-19, which Resolution recommends approval of the request from Knights of Columbus Council #1128 for a Special Designated Liquor License for the Chadron State College Golf Classic on May 26, 2018. The following Councilmembers voted Aye: Werner, Klein, Crofutt, Coates, Bannan. The following voted Nay: None. Resolution No. 2018-19 was passed and adopted.

The Council considered Resolution No. 2018-20, which Resolution determines that the proposal received from Paul Reed Construction & Supply, Inc., Gering, Nebraska, in the amount of $75,000.00 for furnishing equipment and labor to crush concrete should be approved. The following Councilmembers voted Aye: Werner, Klein, Crofutt, Coates, Bannan. The following voted Nay: None. Resolution No. 2018-20 was passed and adopted.

Motion was made, seconded to approve the list of claims. The following Councilmembers voted Aye: Werner, Klein, Crofutt, Coates, Bannan. The following voted Nay: None. Motion carried.

Arrow Building Center, Su, 16.99; Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Mgmt, Liability Renewal, 2,132.00; Baker & Associates, Inc., Se, 1,979.00; Bauerkempers, Inc., Equip, 279.56; Black Hills Weekly Group, Subscr, 62.95; Brennan Electric, Se, 669.24; CCP Industries, Inc., Su, 264.72; Century Link, Se, 143.25; Chadron Ace Hardware, Su, 306.61; Chadron Motor Company, Su, 11.51; Chase NYC Bank, Bond Pmnt, 45,176.25; Chadron, City of, FICA thru 1/9/18, 6,890.15; Chadron, City of, Payroll thru 1/9/18, 94,729.71; CityServicesValcon, Fuel, 19,305.51; Compass Tools, Renewal, 400.00; Consolidated Management Co., Meals, 139.70; Core & Main LP, Equip, 1,430.46; Culligan Water Conditioning, Su, 43.75; Eagle Chevrolet, Se, 44.83; Edmund, Adam, Se, 2,296.28; EMC Insurance Companies, Deductible, 404.08; ETS Corporation, Fees, 437.96; FBINAA, Dues, 120.00; Fire Programs, Support/Upgrade, 613.00; First National Bank Chadron, Fees, 20.00; First Nat’l Financial Services, Se, 554.00; First National Bank NP, HSA thru 1/9/18, 1,020.94; First National Bank Omaha, Tr Exp/Su, 1,782.95; First Nat’l Merchant Solutions, Fees, 37.80; Galls, LLC, Su, 51.01; Hills Materials Company, Red Rock, 538.08; Hills Tire & Supply, Tires/Se/Su, 527.70; Ideal Linen Supply, Su, 109.86; Int’l Assoc. Chiefs of Police, Memb, 150.00; Intralinks, Se, 650.00; John Deere Financial, Su, 402.28; KCSR-AM/KBPY-FM, Se, 475.00; K.I. Wood & Co LLC, Tank Rehab, 133,933.00; Kelso’s Auto Repair, Maint, 183.68; Law Enforcement Targets, Inc., Su, 144.36; Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc., Su, 29.36; Morford’s Decorating Center, Tile, 2,242.18; Nat’l Indemnity Company South, Deductible, 500.00; NE Department of Aeronautics, Maint/Fuel, 720.00; Nebraska Dept. of Revenue, Tax, 7,214.36; NE Law Enforce Trng Center, Se, 10.00; Nebraska Department of Labor, Unemployment, 1,647.86; Nebraska Planning & Zoning, Memb/Dues, 230.00; Nebraska Public Power District, Se, 15,961.95; NMC Exchange LLC, Su, 1,072.28; Northwest Nebraska Dev, Mtg, 90.00; NW Rural Public Power District, Se, 13,112.35; Panhandle Area Dev. District, Fee, 50.00; Panhandle Public Health District, Memb, 275.00; Rapid City Journal, Se, 460.52; Regional Care, Inc., Dental Claims Paid, 311.72; Regional Care, Inc., Health Claims Paid, 14,063.87; Scott Roberts Electric, Inc., Se, 75.00; Sitescapes, Furniture, 17,225.00; Skeeter’s Napa Auto Parts, Su, 9.64; Skeeter’s Napa Auto Parts, Su, 294.73; Solid Waste Agency of NW Neb, Collections, 56,139.42; Sturdevant’s Auto Parts, Su, 15.30; Valley Bank, HSA thru 1/9/18, 80.34; Vantagepoint Trust, Employee Pension thru 1/9/18, 3,626.19; Vantagepoint Trust, Police Pension thru 1/9/18, 1,579.80; Walmart Community, Su, 931.02; Western Communications, Inc., Maint, 110.00; Western Cooperative Co, Gas, 3,011.48; Wex Bank (Pump & Pantry), Fuel, 4,316.66; WGGA, Registration, 380.00; WPCE, Se, 144.00; Xerox Corporation, Lease/Copies, 1,337.99; Young, Patrick, Reimb, 18.92. TOTAL: $465,765.71

The foregoing schedule of claims is published in accordance with Nebraska Revised Statutes 19-1102.

City Manager Yanker reported that the 2018 State Fly-In has been awarded a $7,500.00 grant from the Sioux County Foundation. He thanked the foundation for their support.

Councilmember Werner acknowledged Chadron High School student Alpine Hickstein and her accomplishments this year at the State Golf Tournament. Ms. Hickstein was in attendance to observe the meeting.

Councilmember Crofutt asked everyone to drive safely on the icy roads.

Mayor Coates commented on the three LB840 projects, stating that these are good projects for the community.

Vice Mayor Bannan commended the Public Works Department for their work in removing snow from the streets following the recent storm.

Motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 7:14 o’clock p.m. The following Councilmembers voted Aye: Werner, Klein, Crofutt, Coates, Bannan. 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

City Clerk

Publish Feb. 21, 2018

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