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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
ANTELOPE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Notice is hereby given that the Antelope County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing to review two conditional use permits submitted by Steven Ward, Ward Development Services, representing A T& T Mobility for cell phone towers located on SE 1/4 32-25-5 and SW 33-28-6, Antelope County Nebraska.
The hearings will be held Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 9:30 am at the Antelope County Courthouse in Neligh Nebraska.
The applications may be examined in the office of the Antelope County Clerk or Zoning Administrator during normal business hours at any time prior to the public hearing. All interested parties may offer oral comments at the public hearing and/or may file written comments with the Antelope County Board of Supervisors provided such written comments are received by the Board prior to close of business April 4, 2014. Written comments may be mailed to: Antelope County Board of Supervisors, POB 26, 501 M Street, Neligh NE 68756.
PUBLISH: March 26, 2014
Backflow Prevention and the Customer
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: March 19, 2014
ELGIN PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD
Distance Learning Room, EPS
March 13, 2014, 7:30 PM
President Waterbury called the regular March Meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. Board members present were Stan Heithoff, Steve Heithoff, Bob Hoefer, Laurie Waterbury, and Steve Busteed. Also present were Superintendent Dan Polk, Principal Greg Wemhoff, Paula Jensen, Dennis Morgan, Ken Newcomb, Barb Bode, and Allison Dolezal.
President Waterbury led the “Pledge of Allegiance.” Waterbury reminded everyone that a copy of the Nebraska Open Meetings Law was posted in the meeting room.
School board meeting notice complied with Meeting Notice Policy #204.07.
Stan Heithoff motioned and Steve Heithoff second to approve the Consent Agenda: #5- Minutes of Previous Meeting, #6- Adopt the Agenda, #7- Financial Report, #8- Board Bills. Motion carried, vote 5-0.
AMH, Transportation, $90.00; Beckman Lumber, Instru Expense, $45.50; Cash-Wa Distributing, Maintenance, $724.83; Central NE Rehab, SpEd Expense, $570.32; Central Valley Ag, Instru Expense, $106.60, Maintenance, $86.94; Corner Service and Tire, Transportation, $532.54; Dean’s Market, Maintenance, $117.37, Instru Expense, $53.56; Eakes, Instru Expense, $281.98; ESU #8, $164.75; Elgin One Stop, Transportation, $2,834.48; Elgin Pharmacy, Maintenance, $3.24; Elgin Review, Business Expense, $458.00, Board Expense, $63.88; Elite Office Products, Business Expense, $375.07; ERPPD, Maintenance, $157.73; Flenniken Plmbg & Htg, Maintenance, $126.00; Flinn Scientific, Instru Expense, $77.35; Follett Library Resources, Instru Expense, $891.90; GP Comm, Business Expense, $465.64; Hadley, Maintenance, $243.70; Harding & Schultz, Board Expense, $156.00; HireRight, Transportation, $129.00; Iburg, Sherri, SpEd Expense, $53.76; Island Supply, Instru Expense, $1,516.57; Jonny Dodge, Transportation, $1,538.89; Kallhoff Electric, Maintenance, $1,761.44; Kittelson, Jim, Maintenance, $297.50; MARC, Maintenance, $150.35; MSM Enterprises, SpEd Expense, $1,048.24; NASSP, Instru Expense, $542.00; NE Safety Center, Transportation, $150.00; Overland Rehab, SpEd Expense, $240.60; Protex, Maintenance, $2,935.00, Maintenance, $275.73; Reimbursement, $1,573.36; Schumacher Exterm., Maintenance, $75.00; The Station, Transportation, $567.28; Thompson Co., Maintenance, $270.76; Verizon Business, Business Expense, $82.01; Verizon Wireless, Business Expense, $481.80; Volkman Plmbg & Htg, Maintenance, $250.25
Total Board Bills: $22,566.92
March Payroll: $186,013.06
Total Board Bills/ Payroll: $208,579.98
President Waterbury recognized visitors and asked if the patrons had any comments.
There was no correspondence.
In Committee Reports, President Waterbury asked about any changes to the board goals and the members accepted them as previously stated. Building & Grounds committee reported on summer repair and maintenance needing to be completed.
In the Principal’s report, Mr. Wemhoff asked Mr. Ken Newcomb to demonstrate the ALEK program that he uses in his JH math classes. Mr. Wemhoff reported on the MAPS testing that is underway. He reported good turnout for the elementary reading night and the science fair. The class schedule for 2014-15 will have few changes from the current one. He read the AD report prepared by Mr. Becker with a wrap-up of winter sports. He gave a projection of costs for textbook and technology purchases for next year.
In the Supt. Report, Mr. Polk reported on the building improvement projects for the coming summer.
In action items, Stan Heithoff motioned, Steve Busteed second to excuse Ryan Reestman from the meeting. All voted aye, motion carried.
Bob Hoefer motioned, Steve Heithoff second to approve the estimate of Kallhoff Electric in the amount of $3,200 for electrical service at the football field subject to meeting requirements of Midwest Electric for field lighting. Vote 5-0, motion carried.
Steve Heithoff motioned, Stan Heithoff second to approve purchase of power floor scrubber for approximately $4800. Vote 5-0, motion carried.
Steve Heithoff motioned, Busteed second to approve purchase of ADA ramp for football field bleachers in the amount of $6612. Vote 5-0, motion carried.
Stan Heithoff motioned, Hoefer second to approve offering teacher contracts to all certified staff. Vote 5-0, motion carried.
Hoefer motioned, Steve Heithoff second to approve second reading of Board Policy Section 600. All voted aye, motion carried.
Motion by Busteed, second by Bob Hoefer to adjourn the meeting. All voted aye. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:44 p.m.
The next meeting will held on April 10, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the Distance Learning Room at Elgin Public School
Ryan Reestman, Secretary
Paula Jensen, Recorder
-This is a draft copy and does not become official Elgin Public Board minutes until approved at the next regular or advertised meeting.
PUBLISH: March 19, 2014
NOTICE OF MEETINGS COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISOR’S, ANTELOPE COUNTY, NEBRASKA FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL, 2014
Notice is hereby given that the County Board of Supervisor’s of Antelope County, Nebraska will hold meetings in the County Supervisor’s room in the Antelope County Courthouse Annex, Neligh, Nebraska on the following dates and times:
April 1, 2014 at 9:00 AM
April 8, 2014 at 8:00 AM
Meetings will be open 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: March 19, 2014
ANTELOPE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
March 11, 2014
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: Kerkman, Baker, Williby, Henery and Schwager. Brandt appeared later. Bolling absent.
Accepted the 2012/2013 audit report.
Approved the following claims for payment. We, the Committee on Claims, report that we have examined and approved for payment the following claims:
GENERAL FUND: Joseph Abler, ex, 105.99; AMH Family, ex, 107.00; Antelope Co Court, ex, 366.25; Clerk of the Dist Court, ex, 201.00; Antelope Co Sheriff, ex, 258.26; Appeara, ex, 77.78; Applied Connective Technology, ex, 3881.42; AS Central Finance, ex, 527.60; Larry Baker, mlg, 55.44; Merlin Bolling, mlg, 167.44; Bomgaars, ex, 51.90; Eleanor Brady, ps, 25.00; Harlan Brandt, mlg, 145.00; Braun Pest Control, ex, 25.00; Dean Brown, ps, 25.00; Carney Law, ex, 17,217.66; Char Carpenter, ex, 42.56; Casey’s, ex, 328.26; Central Community College, ex, 120.00; Elgin City, ex, 250.00; Cherry Co Sheriff, ex, 18.50; Neligh City, ut, 4381.24; Clearwater Record, ex, 332.05; Consolidated Mgt, ex, 133.25; County Veteran’s Service Assn, ex, 90.00; Cubby’s, ex, 795.12; April Curtiss, ex, 45.00; DDSS, ex, 395.15; Dean’s Market, ex, 136.15; Dollar General, ex, 103.30; Eakes Office Plus, ex, 36.99; Elgin One Stop, ex, 463.32; Elgin Rescue, ex, 485.00; Elgin Review, ex, 588.59; Elite Office Products, ex, 1273.88; Frontier Communications, ut, 2520.74; Tessa Hain, ex, 33.60; Carol Hanlin, ex, 4.57; Charles Henery, mlg, 103.04; Holiday Inn, ex, 85.95; Nadene Hughes, ps, 14.00; Jack’s Uniform, ex, 162.88; Terry Jensen, ex, 162.00; Frank Kamphaus, ps, 16.00; LeRoy Kerkman, mlg, 145.60; Dakota Kester, mlg, 84.00; Bob Krutz, mlg, 62.72; Lancaster Co Sheriff, ex, 37.18; Law Enforcement Coordination Unit, ex, 110.00; Jeffrey Doerr Law, ex, 906.28; Microfilm Imaging, ex, 87.00; David Miller, mlg, 11.20; MIPS, ex, 398.02; Morrow, Davies, & Toelle, ex, 10,850.00; Mr S’s, ex, 210.90; Nebr Assn of Co Officals, ex, 270.00; NE Health & Human Ser, ex, 183.00; Nebr Law Enforcement, ex, 180.00; Neligh Auto & Machine, ex, 14.00; Neligh News, ex, 603.06; NE Nebr Assn of Co Officals, ex, 200.00; Orchard News, ex, 267.60; Orval’s Service, ex, 110.15; Donna Payne, ps, 25.00; PDQ Shoppe, ex, 51.06; Carolyn Pedersen, ex, 7.38; Phyllis Perdew, mlg, 11.76; Pitney Bowes, ex, 210.22; Kurt Rakow, mlg, 33.60; Reliable Office, ex, 223.81; Royal One Stop, ex, 57.00; Sanne Repair, ex, 3817.25; Schroeder Land, ex, 1080.00; Jerald Schwager, mlg, 75.04; Shell Fleet, ex, 858.11; Sheriff, petty cash, 76.10; Caroline Siems, ps, 25.00; Source Gas, ut, 2042.60; The Station, ex, 250.49; Thriftway Mkt, ex, 456.33; Tilden Citizen, ex, 86.04; US Cellular, ut, 363.46; Verizon Wireless, ut, 54.20; Clearwater Village, ex, 250.00; Visa, ex, 655.00; Walt’s Computer, ex, 108.00; Wanek Pharmacy, ex, 17.43; Bonita Welke, ps, 22.00; Western Office Plus, ex, 23.73; Wheeler Co Sheriff, ex, 35.11; Rod Wilke, mlg, 149.95; Neil Williby, mlg, 72.24; Willie’s Service, ex, 41.81; Zee Medical, ex, 7.50; Quill, ex, 167.99
ROAD & BRIDGE: (Brunswick Area) Bomgaars, ex, 222.21; Frontier Communications, ut, 70.87; Key Sanitation, ut, 18.00; Kumm Gas, ex, 2678.08; Neligh Auto & Machine, ex, 116.29; North Central Public Power, ut, 210.33; Murphy Tractor, ex, 166.00; Brunswick Village, ut, 37.50 (Orchard Area) Bomgaars, ex, 66.87; Dusty’s, ex, 143.04; Frontier Communications, ut, 60.85; Lazy T Tire, ex, 746.70; North Central Public Power, ut, 208.84; Royal One Stop, ex, 75.00; Source Gas, ut, 461.12; T, J’s Hardware, ex, 15.27; Orchard Village, ut, 30.50
(Clearwater Area) Bomgaars, ex, 76.65; Cubby’s, ex, 90.55; Elkhorn Rural Public Power, ut, 143.16; Farmer’s Pride, ex, 3097.80; Green Line Equip, ex, 52.30; Jo’s Market, ex, 11.49; Kayton Inl, ex, 426.84; Neligh Auto & Machine, ex, 116.96; Nebr Machinery, ex, 1329.74; Northeast Machine, ex, 1300.00; Quality Iron & Metal, ex, 874.25; Shell Fleet, ex, 249.83; Source Gas, ut, 379.96; Clearwater Village, ut, 53.50; NE Nebr Telephone, ut, 60.65 (Neligh Area) Bomgaars, ex, 50.13; Carhart Lumber, ex, 30.08; Cubby’s, ex, 218.64; Farmer’s Pride, ex, 3256.66; Frontier Communications, ut, 55.76; Lichtenberg Tire, ex, 31.50; Nebr Machinery, ex, 762.46 (Tilden Area) Black Hills Energy, ut, 262.65; Bomgaars, ex, 114.91; Carhart Lumber, ex, 25.48; Tilden City, ut, 81.60; Constellation Energy, ut, 1235.12; D&M Machinery, ex, 178.10; Frontier Communication, ut, 57.07; Mr S’s, ex, 304.25; Nebr Public Power, ut, 210.07 (Oakdale Area) Bomgaars, ex, 173.46; D&M Machinery, ex, 176.26; Farmer’s Pride, ex, 1706.14; Great Plains Communications, ut, 128.25; Kayton Inl, ex, 81.29; Mr S’s, ex, 246.15; Nebr Public Power, ut, 46.32; Neligh Auto & Machine, ex, 35.98; Nebr Machinery, ex, 6555.70; Quality Iron & Metal, ex, 97.00; Rutjens Construction, ex, 665.00; Source Gas, ut, 533.72; Oakdale Village, ut, 13.50
(Elgin Area) Bomgaars, ex, 121.11; Central Valley Ag, ex, 2.00; Elgin Auto, ex, 19.58; Elkhorn Rural Public Power, ut, 100.12; Great Plains Communications, ut, 51.63; Source Gas, ut, 267.45; Lawrence Starman, ex, 105.00; The Station, ex, 114.52 (At Large) AMH Family Practice, ex, 90.00; Appeara, ex, 148.52; B’s Enterprises, ex, 758.00; Bomgaars, 19.14; Tilden City, ut, 81.60; Custer Co Hwy Dept, ex, 602.28; Elkhorn Rural Public Power, ut, 133.87; Green Line Equip, ex, 243.73; Island Welding Supply, ex, 268.71; JEO Consulting, ex, 7406.75; Kelly Supply, ex, 98.75; Knife River, ex, 2044.21; Medical Enterprises, ex, 129.00; Midwest Service, ex, 158.65; Mr S’s, ex, 178.77; Neligh Auto & Machine, ex, 306.96; Newman Traffic Signs, ex, 1666.10; Norfolk Works, ex, 64.00; NE Nebr Tire, ex, 57.90; OK Auto Parts, ex, 349.74; OK Tire, ex, 302.34; Quality Iron & Metal, ex, 733.07; Rose Equip, ex, 1855.41; Royal One Stop, ex, 249.46; Shell Fleet Plus, ex, 485.76; The Station, ex, 27.87; Cubby’s, ex, 280.64
COUNTY VISITORS PROMOTIONAL FUND: Bargain Buyway, ex, 300.00; Orchard Historical Society, ex, 300.00
COUNTY VISITORS IMPROVEMENT FUND: Elgin Chamber of Commerce, ex, 1500.00
REAPPRAISAL FUND: Hilltop Drug, ex, 4.99; Heather McWhorter, ex, 40.49
REGISTER OF DEEDS PRESERVATION FUND: MIPS, ex, 253.21
STOP FUND: Neligh Police Dept, ex, 1000.00
BUILDING FUND: Neligh City, ex, 244.62; Flenniken Plumbing, ex, 355.00; Kinnan Construction, ex, 847.90; Xtra Production, ex, 975.00; RaDec Construction, ex, 150,008.32
GENERAL FUND PAYROLL: Total Wages, 71,667.92; WH, 6884.45; SS, 14,147.18; ST, 2302.22; Ameritas, ret, 10,816.78; Ameritas, ins, 533.40; AFLAC, ins, 98.54; BC/BS, ins, 55,031.57; Colonial, ins, 90.92; 1st Concord Benefits, ins, 283.33; Garnishment, 50.00; Madison National, ins, 177.93; Washington National, ins, 524.70
ROAD & BRIDGE PAYROLL: Total Wages, 38.249.77; WH, 3484.09; SS, 7647.08; ST, 1197.88; Ameritas, ret, 5746.80; Ameritas, ins, 190.64; AFLAC, ins, 337.49; BC/BS, ins, 27,405.95; Colonial, ins, 64.80; 1st Concord Benefits, ins, 166.67; Garnishment, 785.78; Madison National, ins, 98.46; Mid, American Benefits, ins, 135.00; Washington National, ins, 24.90
Reviewed various office fee reports.
Authorized the chairman to sign the resolution allowing the Nebraska Department of Roads to conduct the fracture critical bridge inspections for the county.
Antelope County Board of Supervisors
JERALD SCHWAGER /s/
Chairman of County Board
Attest: CAROLYN PEDERSEN /s/
Antelope County Clerk
PUBLISH: March 19, 2014