ANTELOPE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
December 3, 2013
Notice of meeting published as required by statute.
A complete record of these minutes as well as all resolutions and agreements are on file at the County Clerk’s office and are open to the public.
Those responding to roll call: Bolling, Brandt, Kerkman, Baker, Williby, Henery and Schwager.
Amended the resolution changing the public hearing date for the consideration to vacate or abandon the east ¾ mile of 859 Road between 517 and 518 Avenue, Royal Township to December 10, 2013 at 10:00 AM.
Discussed random drug testing for all county employees.
Approved the application for permit to place 2 utility poles in the county right of way.
Authorized the chairman to sign the Certification of County Highway Superintendent form for determining the 2013 Incentive funds.
Reviewed the sheriff’s income report.
Discussed going to a commissioner form of government and hiring a highway superintendent.
Authorized the highway superintendent to conduct the bridge inspections.
Reviewed the One and Six Year Road Program for 2014.
Heard from Keystone XL Project Representative Franc Fennessy.
Reviewed the job applications.
Antelope County Board of Supervisors
JERALD SCHWAGER /s/
Chairman of County Board
Attest: CAROLYN PEDERSEN /s/ Antelope County Clerk
PUBLISH: December 11, 2013
ELGIN CITY COUNCIL
December 2, 2013
The Elgin City Council met in regular session on Monday, December 2, 2013, at 7:30 p.m., pursuant to posted notice. Mayor Schmitt called the meeting to order, and announced the location of the Open Meeting Act. Council members present were Don Mackel, Kenny Jochum, Shirley Nissen and Jim Kittelson.
A complete and accurate copy of the minutes is available for public inspection during normal business hours at the City Clerk’s office.
The following agenda items were approved:
November regular meeting minutes, treasurer’s report, transaction report, and paying the claims.
GENERAL: ERPPD, se, 88.74; Great Plains Communications, se, 55.18; Fitzgerald, Vetter & Temple, se, 405.76; Jeannette Meis, se, 75.00; Prudential, retirement, 565.55; USTreasury, tax, 2292.90; APPEARA, su, 35.95; Eakes Office Plus, su, 15.49; Elgin Review, se, 127.83; Dean’s Market, su, 23.49; Source Gas, se, 121.46; Bank of ; Elgin, ins, 1800.00; Bank of Elgin, loan, 500.00; US Post Office, su, 3.12; Allied Ins, Bond, 100.00; Central Valley Ag, su, 5.00; Duane Miller, se, 20.00; EMC Life Ins, ins, 499.00; Elgin Appliance & More, rprs, 174.99– Payroll, 1609.37
SALES TAX: To General; $2828.45
STREET: ERPPD, se, 1528.26; Elgin One Stop, su, 130.65; Verizonwireless, su, 15.77; Bank of Elgin, loan, 875.05; Source Gas, se, 43.80; The Station, su, 405.85; ; Corner Service, su, 7.25; Central Valley Ag, su, 281.18; Kayton International, rent, 1188.00; Barco, su, 1430.01; ACES, se, 1144.20; Dean’s Market, su, 16.64; Payroll, 1053.69
WATER: ERPPD, se, 546.58; NE Dept of Revenue, tax, 2568.37; Verizonwireless, su, 15.78; Great Plains Communications, se, 90.80; US Post Office, su, 61.42 –NE Public Health Lab, se, 69.00; One Call Concepts Inc, se, 4.28; ACES, se, 750.00; Jacob Hansen Account, return, 100.00; Payroll, 2107.41
SEWER: ERPPD, se, 688.24; NE Department of Revenue, tax, 645.64; Great Plains Communications, se, 46.02; Dean’s Market, su, 1.50; One Call Concepts Inc, se, 4.27; Midwest Labs, se, 151.00; Central Valley Ag, su, 22.62; DEQ, loan, 3488.09; Elliott Equipment, su, 358.00; Payroll, 802.18
FIRE: ERPPD, se, 250.93; Great Plains Communications, se, 52.21; APPEARA, su, 35.94; Source Gas, se, 176.17; Bank of Elgin, loan, 1846.71
POLICE: Antelope Co Sheriff, se, 2600.00
TRASH PICKUP/RECYCLING: Bud’s Sanitary Service, se, 4849.00; Betty Moser, rent, 100.00
POOL: ERPPD, se, 28.09; Source Gas, se, 24.76
PARK: ERPPD, se, 742.81; Central Valley Ag, su, 8.99; Dept of Revenue, tax, 200.52; Payroll, 251.52
LIBRARY: ERPPD, se, 62.75; Source Gas, se, 60.60; Amazon, bks, 235.12; Great Plains Communication, se, 55.63; Good Housekeeping, bk, 7.77; Center Point Large Print, bks, 84.00; Payroll, 908.78
City Attorney sending a letter inform date items will be removed from City property
Declared Kittelson property a public nuisance
Adjourned regular meeting and opened the reorganizational meeting at 7:45 p.m.
Kenny Jochum as President of the Council
Resolution 2013-7, setting appointments and committees for 2014
Installing a culvert at the Paul Pelster property
Proceeding with the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund paperwork
Building permit for Elgin Area Development Corp.
Further investigation into becoming a Tree City
Certifying John A. Zwingman as Street Superintendent for 2013
Purchasing six (6) new picnic tables
Purchasing four (4) new benches for the downtown area
Transfer of savings account to general police fund
Discussions were held:
Possible location of test well
Drafting agreement to dig a test well and possible purchase of site
Sheriff’s report for November
Removal of gravel off of armor coated streets
City equipment to be stored inside during the winter
Recycling trailer storage
Storage Unit on city sidewalk
2012; 2013 Audit report
Next regular meeting will be held on Monday, January 6, 2014
Meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.
PUBLISH: December 11, 2013
Pope John and St. Boniface students welcome all to their annual Christmas concert as they “Share the News” of Jesus’ birth! The concert will be held in the St. Boniface Gym on Thursday, December 19 at 7 p.m.
Groups featured will be the elementary students, fifth and sixth grade bands, junior high band and choir, and high school choirs.
The 3-6 grade students will be presenting a light-hearted version of the Christmas story in the form of a musical called “The Christmas Chronicles” by John Jacobsen. The musical features a Bethlehem newspaper fighting declining popularity and a rookie reporter named Scoop looking for a story to save the paper. Other characters include a hard-nosed editor, an enthusiastic sports reporter, a ditzy social reporter, shepherds, sheep, three cool kings, and many more.
All are invited to come and discover “The Greatest Story” ever known.
The Elgin Public School Christmas Concert will be held on Monday, December 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Elgin Public Gym.
According to EPS Music Director Eric Heithoff, this year’s theme and mini musical is entitled “The Reindeer Games”, and the concert will feature all grades, Preschool through 12.
Ensembles to perform will include Preschool/Kindergarten, First Grade, High School Band, High School Choir, Cadet Bands, and grades 2-6 in the mini-musical. The concert is free and all the public is urged to attend! People attending the concert will have the chance to “vote” for their favorite reindeer team, either red or green, by free will donation to that team’s bucket. Donations will be given to the Antelope County Food Pantry to help area families have a good Christmas holiday.
The next Elgin blood drive will be held Wednesday, Dec. 18.
The site will be the Elgin High School gymnasium from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For an appointment, contact Lori Widger at (402) 843- 0397