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Proceedings — Antelope County Board of Equalization

April 20, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

April 5, 2016
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, Koinzan, Kerkman, Schindler, Williby, Henery, and Schwager.
Approved 9 tax list corrections.
Approved Neligh Young Mens Club vehicle exemptions
Meeting adjourned.
Antelope County Board of Equalization
PUBLISH: April 13, 2016

Notice Of Informal Probate — Lorraine Huffman

April 20, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Estate of J. LORRAINE HUFFMAN, Deceased
Estate No. PR16-15
Notice is hereby given that on April 8, 2016 in the County Court of Antelope County, Nebraska, the Registrar issued a written statement of Informal Probate of the Will of said Decedent and that Charles E. Huffman, whose address is Box 41; Omaha, NE 68101 and Anna H. Dunbar, whose address is P.O. Box 200413; Denver, CO 80220 were informally appointed by the Registrar as Co-Personal Representatives of the Estate.
Creditors of this Estate must file their claims with this Court on or before June 13, 2016 or be forever barred.
Barbara J. Finn
Clerk of the County Court
Antelope County Court
P.O. Box 26
Neligh, NE 68756
(402) 887-4650
Shawn D. Beaudette, #24381
Lammli, Locke & Beaudette Law Office
100 N. 34th Street, Suite E
Norfolk, NE 68701
(402) 371-2278
Andrew J. Hilger, #20624
Law Office of Andrew J. Hilger
5170 Leavenworth Street
Omaha, NE 68106
(402) 551-2500
PUBLISH: April 13, 20 and 27, 2016

Proceedings — Antelope County Board of Supervisors

April 20, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Neligh, Nebraska
April 5, 2016
Chairman opened meeting.  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, Schindler, Williby, Kerkman, Koinzan, Henery and Schwager.
County Attorney met with the board in Closed Session.
Denied paying an invoice from Lazy Horse Shoe Ranch.
Denied payment of A-1 Janitorial Supply Claim.
Approved 6 under road permits.
Quarterly Jail Inspection postponed until next meeting.
Approved Tall Grass request to rebury cable.
Approved Resolution for $300,000.00 Invenergy Road Repairs.
Road and Bridge Report was heard.  Discussion on Employee Welder Position.
Oil Road Repairs were discussed.
Met with Brian McDonald regarding various road repair issues.  Approved bridge study and estimate of bridges in southern Antelope County.
Appointed Brian McDonald 2016 Highway Superintendent.
February Clerk of District Court Report, Treasurers Fund Balance Report, Treasurer Miscellaneous Fee Report, Commissary Account Report for November, December, January, and February were reviewed and put on file.
Approved changing road employees to 10 hour days and comp time for overtime.
Discussed LB140 regarding airport approaches.  Approved sending LB140 to Planning and Zoning to adopt and include with zoning regulations during their rewrite.
Approved subdivision of 5.25 Acres is 19-26-7.
Heard Interim Zoning Administrator Report.
No action on Bonds, Security & Pledge Collateral.  Approved bond purchase from Brunswick State Bank.
Interviewed two (2) candidates for Antelope County Zoning Administrator.  No action.
Heard report from Dean Smith regarding hiring Zoning Administrator.
Gary Borer was not in attendance for report.
Approved minutes of February 2nd, February 9th, February 16th, March 8, 2016 and Board of Equalization for February 16th, 2016 as submitted.  Approved March 1, 2016 minutes after removal of Prairie Breeze III from discussion.
Reviewed correspondence.
Met as a Board of Equalization for tax list corrections.
Approved Signed Mid-American and National Insurance Service Agreements.
Catastrophic Inmate Medical Insurance form completed for renewal.
Meeting Adjourned.
Antelope County Board of Supervisors
Chairman of County Board
Attest: LISA PAYNE /s/
Antelope County Clerk
PUBLISH: April 13, 2016

Proceedings — Elgin City Council

April 20, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

April 4,  2016
The Elgin City Council met in regular session on Monday, April 4, 2016 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.
Councilmen present were Jim Kittelson, Duane Miller, Don Mackel and Mike Dvorak.
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:
• March regular meeting minutes, treasurer’s report, transaction report, and paying the claims,         special meeting minutes.
GENERAL: ERPPD, se, 87.38; Great Plains Communications, se, 50.65; Fitzgerald, Vetter & Temple, se, 399.88; Jeanette Meis, se, 75.00; Prudential,retirement, 640.20; US Treasury, tax, 2623.96; Dean’s Market, su, 38.43; APPEARA, su, 36.15; Elgin Review, se, 123.85; Source Gas, se, 177.78; Bank of Elgin, ins, 2250.00; Bank of Elgin, loan, 500.00; Almquist, Maltzahn, Galloway & Luth, se, 6575.00; V.Miller, su, 253.24; Antelope Co Clerk, se, 16.00; Nebraska Dept of Revenue, tax, 1046.18; Payroll, 1886.15
SALES TAX: To General; $1511.67
STREET: ERPPD, se, 1517.32; Verizon Wireless, su, 18.72; Source Gas, se, 107.48; Elgin One Stop, se, 270.42; GreenLine, su, 55.68; Complete Pest Elimination, se, 3040.00; Payroll, 1209.49
WATER: ERPPD, se, 547.49; Verizon Wireless, su, 18.73; Great Plains Communications, se, 98.64; NE Health Lab, test, 1019.00; Comfort Inn/Kearney, se, 94.95; One Call Concepts, se, 4.92; ACES, se, 1500.00; Central Community College, class, 170.00; D Poulsen, ex, 19.72; US Post Office, su, 81.28; Dept of Revenue, tax, 324.76; Elgin Review, su, 208.20; Payroll, 2418.98
SEWER: ERPPD, se, 987.11; Great Plains Communications, se, 47.85; Dept of Revenue, tax, 133.51; Johnson Service Company, se, 2764.50; Dean’s Market, su, 1.50; Comfort Inn/Kearney, se, 94.95; One Call Concept, se, 4.92; US Post Office, su, 58.33; Payroll, 924.35
FIRE: ERPPD, se, 322.38; Great Plains Communications, se, 54.63; APPEARA, su, 36.15; Source Gas, se, 354.04; Bank of Elgin, loan, 1846.71; Travelers Ins, ins, 5742.00
POLICE: Antelope Co Sheriff, se, 2700.00; Elgin Review, su, 37.50
Bud’s Sanitary Service, se, 4968.00; Betty Moser, rent, 100.00; US Post Office, su, 58.34
POOL: ERPPD, se, 28.09; Source Gas, se, 31.01; Elgin Review, prnt, 84.00; MARC, su, 1411.17
PARK: ERPPD, se, 80.15; Payroll, 285.12
LIBRARY: ERPPD, se, 59.82; Source Gas, se, 96.38; Amazon, bks, 18.39; Great Plains Communications, se, 71.55; Payroll, 958.58
• Accept the lowest bid of $370,402.52 from Sargent Drilling for construction of the new well
• Constructing the well house out of poured concrete walls with no paint added
• Agreement with St. Boniface Ball Diamond Association for use of the ball field
• Agreement with Justin Reestman/Elgin Men’s softball team for use of the ball field
• Replace the 4” sewer line on Elm Street with an 8” line
• Meis and Sons to tap into the sewer line
• Renewal of Fire Pak with Jones Insurance Agency-with agency Kathy Volk
• Building the new storage shed on the City lot west of the pool
• Sales Tax Funds to EVFD for repairs to the forestry pumper truck
• Lydia Behnk as full time lifeguard upon obtaining her certification
• Vacation Policy for employee handbook
• Mailing the Community surveys
• Purchasing 6 new picnic tables
• Holding a community cleanup day in May
• Building Permits:
Discussions were held on:
• Replacing the water lines along Highway 14
• Highway 14 improvements by NDOR and meeting with them on Wednesday
• Proposed extension of water line to Sterling Heights Subdivision
• Returning Lots 1 and 6 to Niewohners with a Quick claim deed
• Developing alleys at the new well site
• Problem with overhanging trees
• Making a list of concrete streets and alleys in need of work
• Non-working water meters
• Flushing fire hydrants on Tuesday, April 12th
• Intersection of Elm and Highway 14
• Needed repairs to downtown sidewalks, curbs and gutters
• Bridge to sewer plant
• Drainage ditch work
Next regular meeting will be held on Monday, May 2, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Meeting adjourned at 9:06 p.m.
PUBLISH: April 13, 2016

Backflow Prevention — City Of Elgin

April 8, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Helping Keep Our Water Safe!! Nebraska’s Safe Drinking Water Act requires water systems to implement an on-going cross connection control program. An important part of this program is public education. It is believed that a well-informed public will be more aware of the possibility of cross connections within their property and will take reasonable and sensible precautions to avoid creating cross connections on their property. This brochure is intended to explain what a cross connection is, what causes it, what some of the consequences can be, and how it can be prevented.
What is cross connection?
A cross connection occurs whenever there is an actual or potential physical connection between the public drinking water system and any possible source of contamination.
Sources of contamination can include both high hazard materials, which can cause illness or death, and low or non-hazardous materials which are mainly just a nuisance and can cause the water to look, taste or smell unpleasant. Although the high hazards are the primary concern in a cross connection control program, your water utility strives to provide both safe and good quality water to its customers. Whenever there is a loss of pressure in the public water supply, these cross connections can allow unsafe substances to enter the public water supply.
What causes cross connections?
Cross connections can be caused by both permanent and temporary “piping”. An example of a cross connection being permanently piped in is the drain on a water softener. Many times these discharge lines are connected directly to the sewer line without any type of protection. Hot tub and whirlpool fill pipes and swimming pool and broiler make-up lines are other examples of permanently piped cross connections.
The most common example of a temporary piped cross connection is the common garden hose. It is estimated that 90% of all cross connections are caused by the inappropriate use of garden hoses. Garden hoses are frequently used to apply fertilizer and pesticides to lawns and gardens. They are also used to fill swimming pools, wash cars, and in rural areas, they are often used to fill stock tanks for watering cattle, horses, and other livestock.
Other temporary piping cross connections occur when hoses are used to fill waterbeds or are connected to utility sinks to fill wash tubs or mop buckets.
What are the consequences of cross connections?
The consequences of cross connections can range from something as simple as “dirty water” to something as severe as serious illness or even death. There are many recorded instances of non-hazardous contamination of public water supplies caused by cross connections. In one case, a line used for cleaning a distilling vat in a wine bottling company was left open, and an entire vat of wine flowed back into the public water system. Although this was not a health hazard, and most of the customers liked the water they drank, this cross connection could have had far deadlier results if it had been something other than wine in the vat.
There are many instances recorded where people have been made seriously ill or even died due to cross connections. There have been cases where dysentery diarrhea, hepatitis and even polio have been contracted as a direct result of a cross connection.
How can cross connections be prevented?
The best way to prevent cross connections is for each customer to examine the plumbing on their premises and look for any permanent or temporary piped cross connections. Any time there is the possibility of a cross connection between the water supply and any hazardous or unknown substance, there should be an air gap between the faucet and the questionable use.
In cases where this is not possible, as with a garden hose, a proper backflow prevention device or assembly should be installed on the supply faucet. This will protect both the public water supply and the inhabitants of the building from contamination.
In situations where extremely high hazards exist in a building or location, it is sometimes necessary to contain that entire system from the public water supply with a backflow preventer to protect the public water supply from the substances being used on that site.
What you can do to prevent cross connections and keep your drinking water safe?
1. Check your faucets to be sure that all faucet endpoints are above the flood level of the sink, tub, basin, or other apparatus they supply.
2. Protect faucet extensions by installing proper backflow prevention devices (i.e. hose bib vacuum breakers) on all faucets capable of having a hose or other extension attached.
3. Check drain lines (refrigerator drink dispensers, water softeners, heat exchangers, etc.) to be sure there is an adequate air gap between the drain line and the floor drain or sewer line into which they discharge.
4. Never use unprotected faucets to fill non-drinking water containers (i.e. water beds, wading pools, stock tanks, hot tubs, etc.)
Following these guide lines and using common sense will help to eliminate the possibility of you contaminating your drinking water, your neighbor’s drinking water and your community’s drinking water. This not only affects the residents of your community, but their visitors and those people who are passing through.
PUBLISH: April 6, 2016

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