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Salaries — Antelope County

July 28, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

SALARIES: July 2016
The following salaries are to be published each year between July 15 and August 15, according to Nebraska State Statute 23-122, revised by LB299 in 1996.  Antelope County Employees are paid on a monthly payroll.  The salaries vary in each department, due to job titles and the number of years of employment.  The following are payroll figures:
GENERAL FUND:  Supervisors (6) $14,560.00; (1) $15,567.96 – annual; Officials (4) $49,882.77 – annual; Deputies (4) $18.42 – hourly;  Clerical hourly – (1) $17.23; (1) $14.36; (1) $13.35;  (1) $13.20; (1) $12.00; (1) $10.00; (2) $9.50; (1) $11.55-part time (1) $10.00-part time; Janitor (1) $12.35; (1) $11.45-part time; Custodian (1) $12.45; Sheriff (1) $53,122.25 – annual; Deputies - hourly (1) $18.64; (1) $16.53; (1) $15.75; (1) $15.00; part-time Deputies (1) $15.75; (1) $14.00; - hourly; Dispatchers (1) $13.02; (1) $13.00; (2) $11.50; (3) $11.00; (3) $10.50 (3) $10.00; Attorney (1) $50,748.66- annual; Veterans Service Officer (1) $28,138.28– part-time-annual; Zoning (1) $25.00 – part-time – hourly; Diversion Officer (1) – part-time $15.00; (1) $10.00– hourly; Weed Board Members (4) $40.00 per meeting;  Weed Superintendent  (1) $40,678.44 ; - annual; part-time Sprayers (1) $13.20; (1) $11.89 – hourly.
ROAD & BRIDGE FUND: Road Workers (18) $16.15 – hourly; part-time road workers hourly - (1) $15.65 (2) $15.15 (4) 14.15; Highway Superintendent (1) $1,200.00 – annual; Road Boss (1) $42,500.04 – annual.
PUBLISH: July 27, 2016

Notice of Meeting — Antelope County Board of Equalization

July 28, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Notice is hereby given that the County Board of Supervisors of Antelope County, Nebraska will hold a County Board of Equalization meeting in the Supervisor’s room in the Antelope County Courthouse annex, Neligh, Nebraska on August 9, 2016 at 8:50 AM, for approving tax list corrections, cemetery parcel review, reviewing and board notices, and various other items which may become necessary to act upon.  Meeting will be opened to the public.  An agenda, kept continuously current, is available for public inspection at the Antelope County Clerk’s office and may be modified at such meeting to include items of an emergency nature pursuant to Section 84-1411 of the Nebraska Revised Statutes.
PUBLISH: July 27, 2016

Proceedings — Elgin City Council

July 28, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Special Meeting Minutes
July 21, 2016
The Elgin City Council met for a special meeting on Thursday, July 21, 2016, at the Elgin City Hall.   Purpose of the special meeting was to discuss the increased price of the drainage ditch project.
Mayor Schmitt called the meeting to order at 6:30 a.m.  and announced the location of the Open Meeting Act.
Councilmen present were Jim Kittelson, Mike Dvorak, Don Mackel and Duane Miller.
Also present was City Clerk Vicki S. Miller, City Engineer John Zwingman, Jerry Niewohner and Janet Koinzan.
Discussion was held on the increased cost of the drainage ditch project.  In November the City Council approved the cost of $16500.00, which was ½ of the cost of $33,000.00.
The project was changed due to the property owner, Paul Pelster, wanting the piping to run further south on his property.
By moving the piping at angle, the price increased to $49,341.00.  Mr. Niewohner and Ms. Koinzan wanted the City to pay ½ of the new cost.
Discussion was held on various ways to keep the costs down.  Mr. Zwingman stated that we have to meet State requirements because we are inclosing a State culvert.
Mr. Niewohner said then it would be cheaper if we just left the hole open.  Mr. Zwingman informed Mr. Niewohner that we could not do that and he would not let that happen.
Mayor Schmitt stated that we could just go 60 to 70 feet from the highway and stop, which would bring the cost back to approximately $40,000.00.
Ms. Koinzan stated that the trees would still need to be taken out to make it look better, and that was what Mr. Pelster wanted.
Councilman Dvorak stated that the problem was that the property owner isn’t here to tell us what he wants.
Ms. Koinzan stated he knew the meeting was scheduled.
Mr. Niewohner stated that if the City would give them their property it would work better.   Mayor Schmitt informed Mr. Niewohner that the City is not going to give or sell that property.
Niewohner stated that they heard the City was going to put up “No Parking Signs” on their property.  Mayor Schmitt stated that you to come and talk to the Council for an accurate account of what you have heard.
Ms. Koinzan asked if an easement would be given because they maintain it now by removing snow and they are happy to do that, but they would like an easement.
Mayor Schmitt stated they would be given an easement to cross the City’s property for parking purposes, but there would be no blocking of the road into the sewer plant.
Following discussion, a motion was made by Miller to pay $20,000.00 and only $20,000.00.   A second to the motion was made by Kittelson.  All members voted aye and the motion carried.
All other costs will be the responsibility of Niewohner, Koinzan and Pelster.
A special designated permit application was received from the Elgin KOED Group.   They will be holding a foosball tournament, along with karaoke on Saturday, August 27, 2016 on the Central Valley Ag vacant lot, located at 100 Pine Street.  The hours would be from 1:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m.
A motion was made by Dvorak to approve the permit.  A second to the motion was made by Mackel.   All members voted aye and the motion carried.
Councilman Miller left the meeting at this time.
A building permit received from Vicki Miller and Melvina Mack was reviewed.  The present renter would like to place a 10’ x 16’ storage shed on their property located at 307 Cedar Street.
A motion was made by Dvorak to approve the building permit.  A second to the motion was made by Mackel.  All members in attendance voted aye, Miller absent and the motion carried.
There being no further business to come before the Elgin City Council, Mayor Schmitt adjourned the meeting.   The meeting ended at 7:15 a.m.
Mayor Mike Schmitt
City Clerk Vicki S. Miller
PUBLISH:  July 27, 2016

Antelope County Fair Starts Tuesday

July 28, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Preparations are underway for one of the biggest events of the Antelope County Fair — the Sixth Annual Premium Auction.
The Antelope County Fair offers youth interested in agriculture the opportunity to learn, exhibit and compete with their 4-H or FFA sponsored livestock projects.
Businesses and individuals who support agriculture education in Antelope County and surrounding counties are invited to “Purchase” the animals.
Exhibitors keep the animals so they can go on to compete in state and regional fairs. The money donated is given to the “seller” to use for expenses incurred with raising the animal or to help pay for future livestock projects. All projects must be supervised by an FFA advisor or 4-H club leader. The sale will take place in the livestock show ring on Saturday, Aug. 6, beginning at 4 p.m. or after the beef show.
For more information about the sale, contact the following individuals: Alice Morrison (402) 843-8321, John Beckman (402) 843-6044, Chris Baum (402) 649-9875, Corey Curtis (402) 649-7172 or Stuart Vaughen (402) 368-7782.
Many Fair Activities
Tickets remain on sale at Dean’s Market in Elgin for the Jana Kramer concert which will be held Friday night, Aug. 5, in front of the grandstand in Neligh. The show will begin at 8 p.m.
The concert is just one of the activities during Fair Week (Aug. 2-7) in Neligh.
A schedule of events follows:
Tuesday, August 2
9 a.m. Dog Show
1 p.m. Cat Show
3 p.m. Small Pet Show
7 p.m. Ag Olympics
Wednesday, August 3
7:30 p.m. Team Penning
Thursday, August 4
1 p.m. Dairy Show
2:30 p.m. Horse Show
6:30 p.m. Livestock Judging
8 p.m. Mutton Bustin’
8 p.m. Bull Riding
Entertainment in the Beer Garden
Friday, August 5
8:30 a.m. Rabbit Show
11:30 a.m. Poultry Show/Small animal round robin contest to follow
4:30 p.m. Goat Show
5 p.m. Sheep Show
8 p.m. Jana Kramer Concert
County Road Band in the Beer Garden
Saturday, August 6
7-9 a.m. Pancake Feed (Farmer’s Pride)
8:30 a.m. Swine Show
11 a.m. Beef Show/Large animal round robin to follow
1:30 p.m. Horseshoe Pitching
4 p.m. Livestock Premium Auction
5 p.m. Barbecue
5 p.m. Tractor Parade
7 p.m. Demolition Derby
County Road Band in the Beer Garden
Sunday, August 7
7:30-11 a.m. Pancake Feed (Snider Memorial)
10 a.m. Open Horse Fun Day
12:30 p.m. 4-H Fashion Review
5 p.m. Truck and Tractor Pull
Beer Garden Open

EPS Registration Night To Be August 3

July 28, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Registration Night at Elgin Public Schools will be Wednesday, August 3, at the school gymnasium.
Principal Greg Wemhoff said all students 7th thru 12th grade are required to attend. A parent is expected to attend with their child as we will need much needed information for our new Student Information System. (Please bring all contact information.  Information will be installed in the system on the 3rd) “We will accomplish a lot on this evening by completing final registrations with Mrs. Rittscher and receiving planners and lockers from Paula,” he said. “I will be discussing the Handbook and changes that can be expected for the 2016-2017 school year.   Students will also pick up their computers when paperwork is completed and receive their passwords for the new Student Information System.”
Hopefully students and parents will come out of the evening with a final schedule, an understanding of expectations, and be prepared to start the school year on Monday, August 15.
Students who are unable to attend should contact Principal Wemhoff as soon as possible to plan accordingly.
The schedule is as follows:
7-7:30 p.m.: 7th thru 12th grade Pick up planners, info packets and complete registration
7:30-8 p.m.: 7th thru 12th grade Handbook Review/Concussion Presentation
Everyone can expect to receive the newsletter, lunch letter and calendars in the days to come.  Practices will accommodate so students can be ready and on time for Registration Night.  Anyone having questions should contact the school.

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