ANTELOPE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
May 5, 2015
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, Henery, Kerkman, Baker, Williby and Schwager.
Antelope County Attorney addressed the Supervisors regarding criminal acts, convictions and recent bonding of County Officials, pursuant to his letter to the Board.
Supervisor Brandt was asked by the Supervisor Board to resign.
A unanimous vote was cast to remove Supervisor Brandt from office due to illegal action, and his lack of current coverage by the county’s bond, and the fact he did not have a current individual bond. Brandt excused himself from the meeting. Board agreed to advertise to fill his vacancy by appointment pursuant to statute at a later date.
A unanimous vote was cast to remove County Treasurer Sandy Knapp from office due to illegal action, and current bonding coverage due to expire in June.
Appointed Deb Branstiter as Interim Antelope County Treasurer. Supervisors agreed to advertise to fill vacancy by appointment at a later date.
Signed resolution regarding Invenergy Road Changes.
Signed resolution regarding re-grading and graveling 838th Road, and added to One and Six Year Road Program.
Tabled Stop Sign Resolution, and Oakdale South Bridge Project.
Voted to have Brian McDonald Study Bridge by Thiele Dairy. C-2(321) on 515th Avenue.
Merlin Conry, Invenergy, met with the Supervisors regarding gravel and asked if they could use Sinclair Sand and Gravel if current Antelope County Gravel suppliers do not have quantity available. Motion approved.
Met with John and Judy Wilcox regarding Invenergy setbacks.
Met with LeVern Hauptmann and Ray Ahrens regarding moving of a Rural School House and the Log Cabin the vacant lot across from the current Historical Museum. Action tabled until funding and action are more definite.
Mr. Ahrens inquired about shingling the Pioneer Church. He had spoken with a company regarding roofing the church. However, the foreman did not get back to him. He will gather information regarding a bid.
Reviewed leave benefits at the request of Antelope County Assessor.
Approved 24 tax list corrections.
Met with Randy Reinke and Art Tanderup regarding generator at old jail site. Motion was made to sell generator to City of Ainsworth as originally planned.
Met in executive session regarding personnel matter.
Sheriff Moore reported on money generated from current cross county inmate stays.
Approved Merit Mechanical maintenance agreement.
Discussion of Panic Buttons. More ideas need to be explored.
Discussion of water and electricity at old jail site they will remain on for now. Gas supply can be cancelled.
Discussion of old jail building equipment and supplies. All can be sold.
Approved permit to place permanent electric lines beneath 866th road within Antelope County.
Antelope County Board of Supervisors
JERALD SCHWAGER /s/
Chairman of County Board
Attest: LISA PAYNE /s/
Antelope County Clerk
PUBLISH: May 13, 2015
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING AND HEARING
ANTELOPE COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION
The Antelope County Planning Commission will hold a meeting on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at the Antelope County Courthouse beginning at 8:00 pm. An agenda, which is kept continually current, is available at the Zoning Office for public inspection.
A public hearing will also be held to:
1) review a Conditional Use Permit submitted by Meis & Sons for 2 grain bins located on the NW ¼ of 8-23-6, Antelope County Nebraska.
The Conditional Use Permit may be examined in the office of the Antelope County Clerk or the Zoning Office 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 Planning Commission provided such written comments are received by the Commission prior to close of business Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Written comments may be mailed to Antelope County Planning Commission, 501 M Street, Rm. 8, Neligh NE 68756.
PUBLISH: Wednesday, May 13, 2015
STATE OF NEBRASKA
NEBRASKA POWER REVIEW BOARD
In the Matter of the Application of Prairie Breeze Wind Energy III, LLC, Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Requesting Authority to Construct
A 35.8 Megawatt Wind Turbine Electric Generation Facility and Related Facilities in Antelope County, Nebraska.
On May 1, 2015, Prairie Breeze Wind Energy III, LLC, filed an application with the Nebraska Power Review Board (the Board) requesting approval to construct a 35.8 megawatt wind turbine electric generation facility and related facilities. The related facilities will include a substation, switchyard, an operation and maintenance facility, an interconnection tie line, and access roads. The proposed location for the facility is generally southeast of the City of Elgin in Antelope County, Nebraska. The total estimated cost of the project is $60 million. The applicant estimates construction would begin on June 1, 2015.
Notice is hereby given that the Nebraska Power Review Board will hold a formal evidentiary hearing on May 22, 2015, beginning at 9:30 a.m., in the Liquor Control Commission hearing room, 5th floor, Nebraska State Office Building, 301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, Nebraska, to consider the above-referenced application. At that time the Power Review Board will receive testimony and other evidence regarding the construction of the proposed project.
Any interested person may attend the hearing. Parties wishing to be heard or to protest said application, or in any way participate in the hearing, must file a written Petition for Intervention with the Power Review Board prior to the date of the hearing. Any interested parties granted intervention may appear, file objections, and offer evidence regarding this application.
The Board hereby provides notice, pursuant to the Nebraska Administrative Procedure Act, that in the event of a contested hearing, if any party requests that the Board be bound by the formal rules of evidence, all costs of the hearing shall be paid by the party or parties against whom a final decision is rendered. Pursuant to the Board’s rules of practice and procedure set out in Nebraska Administrative Code, Title 285, Chapter 3, section 29.04, if for some reason there is no final decision in a hearing in which a party requested that the Board be bound by the formal rules of evidence, the costs of the hearing will be borne by the parties’ respective contribution to the record, unless otherwise ordered by the Board.
Individuals requiring special accommodations should contact the Board at the address below prior to the time of the hearing. Petitions for Intervention or other filings should be mailed to: Nebraska Power Review Board, P.O. Box 94713, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509. Filings may also be hand delivered to the Board’s offices located on the Lower Level of the Nebraska State Office Building, 301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, Nebraska. To request additional information, or to obtain a copy of the application, contact the Board at the above address or call (402) 471-2301.
NEBRASKA POWER REVIEW BOARD
Timothy J. Texel
Executive Director and General Counsel
PUBLISH: May 13, 2015
ELGIN CITY COUNCIL
Emergency Meeting Proceedings
May 5, 2015
An emergency meeting was held on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at the Elgin City Hall.
The purpose of the emergency meeting was to discuss the results of the test hole dug earlier today.
Mayor Schmitt called the meeting to order at 1:05 p.m. and announced the location of the Open Meeting Act.
Councilmen present were Jim Kittelson, Duane Miller and Don Mackel. Mike Dvorak was unable to attend the meeting.
Also present was Vick S. Miller, Don E. Poulsen, Randy Henn and City Engineer John Zwingman.
Discussion was held regarding the finding of a water source approximately 350-380 feet deep.
Susan Lackey had electronically logged all the information.
Doug Yancy with Sargent felt that the source could possibly pump 300-400 gallons per minute.
City Engineer Zwingman stated that the Council needed to decide if we wanted to proceed with a test well.
Zwingman explained that water quality could not be found out unless there was a test well installed to pump the water out for sampling.
The cost for the test hole was approximately $7,000.00 and the estimated cost to turn the test hole into a test well would be approximately $28,000.00.
A motion was made by Kittelson to proceed with a test well. A second to the motion was made by Miller. All members voted aye and the motion carried. Dvorak was absent and not voting.
Zwingman stated that once the well was installed they would take a sample and do a basic scan for about $266.00. If the results of the basic scan come back showing that everything is good another sample would be taken and sent in for a full scan which cost about $6,000.00.
It will take about 3 to 4 weeks to get the test well ready to pump.
There being no further business to come before the Elgin City Council, Mayor Schmitt declared the meeting adjourned. The meeting ended at 1:30 p.m.
PUBLISH: May 13, 2015
ELGIN CITY COUNCIL
May 4, 2015
The Elgin City Council met in regular session on Monday, May 4, 2015, 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, Don Mackel, Duane Miller 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:
• April regular meeting minutes, treasurer’s report, transaction report, and paying the claims.
GENERAL: ERPPD, se, 88.65; Great Plains Communications, se, 51.00; Fitzgerald, Vetter & Temple, se, 399.88; Prudential, retirement, 582.68; USTreasury, tax, 2349.60; Dean’s Market, su, 25.06; APPEARA, su, 34.95; Elgin Review, se, 60.99; Bank of Elgin, ins, 1800.00; Bank of Elgin, loan, 500.00; Source Gas, heat, 172.85; Eakes, su, 394.04; NEEDD, dues, 819.64; Elgin Public Schools, licenses, 1200.00; B&S Concrete, se, 6280.00; US Post Office, su, 4.20; V.Miller, ex, 25.30; Payroll, 1667.02
SALES TAX: To General; $1632.89; To Youth; 1500.00
STREET: ERPPD, se, 1544.46; Verizonwireless, su, 14.86; Source Gas, se, 86.03; Home Town Station, su, 386.45; NE Environmental Products, su, 138.57; Elgin One Stop, su, 124.27; Randy Henn, ex, 60.00; Elgin Auto Parts, su, 26.24; Corner Service, rpr, 10.00; B&S Concrete, se, 2170.00; Sapp Bros, su, 135.47; Westside Repair, rprs, 89.80; Payroll, 1085.32
WATER: ERPPD, se, 753.76; Verizonwireless, su, 14.87; Great Plains Communications, se, 92.07; NE Health Lab, test, 238.00; US Post Office, su, 104.89; Randy Henn, ex, 60.00; Dean’s Market, su, 6.58; Bomgaars, su, 109.99; Don’s Electric, su, 10.00; Comfort Inn, se, 89.95; Utilities Section, dues, 75.00; Scott’s Backhoe, su, 46.91; Kara Zegers Account, return, 100.00; Peggy Rodgers Account, return, 100.00; Dept of Revenue, tax, 61.85; Payroll, 2170.65
SEWER: ERPPD, se, 1005.15; Great Plains Communications, se, 47.87; Midwest Lab Inc, testing, 176.49; Dean’s Market, su, 3.00; Comfort Inn, se, 89.95; DECO, su, 198.97; Utilities Section, dues, 75.00; Dept of Revenue, tax, 22.04; Payroll, 829.65
FIRE: ERPPD, se, 277.75; Great Plains Communications, se, 54.65; APPEARA, su, 34.95; Source Gas, se, 329.38; Bank of Elgin, loan, 1846.71; Elgin Insurance Service, ins, 8213.00; Midwest Automatic Fire Sprinkler, se, 350.00
POLICE: Antelope Co Sheriff, se, 2600.00; Beckman Lumber, rent, 100.00; Elgin Review, prnt, 126.18
TRASH PICKUP/RECYCLING: Bud’s Sanitary Service, se, 4680.00; Betty Moser, rent, 100.00
POOL: ERPPD, se, 28.60; Source Gas, se, 27.27; Doheny’s , su, 212.93; MARC, su, 1657.15
PARK: ERPPD, se, 114.34; Don’s Electric, se, 1295.57; Dept of Revenue, tax, 52.43; Payroll, 255.67
LIBRARY: ERPPD, se, 62.36; Source Gas, se, 79.42; Amazon, bks, 72.87; Great Plains Communications, se, 25.97; Susan Davis, bk, 15.00; Biblionix, su, 800.00; The Library Store, su, 156.25; Payroll, 909.77
YOUTH: St. Boniface Ball Diamond Association, rent, 3000.00; Elgin Baseball Boosters, uniforms, 1500.00
• Special Designated Permit for EKG Bull-A-Rama
• Purchasing a spreader and fertilizing the park by City maintenance
• Applying for grant to purchase trash receptacles and bench swing for park
• Drew Holter to fire department
• To place meters on ALL premises that has water. Hydrants or spigots included
• Building Permits: Danny Veik, Dan Zwingman, Elgin Public Schools, Karl Hensley and Chris Beckman
Discussions were held on:
• Drilling test hole May 5, 2015
• The meeting with NDOR
• Several park improvements
• Two dumpsters for Community Cleanup May 30, 2015
• Household Hazardous Waste event will not be held due to lack of funding
• Jeannette Meis will continue to clean the park and public restrooms
• Cleaning of the water tower
• Agreement with Niewohner’s
• April Sheriff’s Report—108 hours and 20 minutes and 3 911 calls
• Dog citation filed
• Letter regarding motorcycle on sidewalk
• Letter regarding dogs running
• Cleaning culverts on Bowen Street
• Community Income Surveys
• Camera repairs
• Next regular meeting will be held on Monday, June 1, 2015
• Meeting adjourned at 8:50 p.m.
PUBLISH: May 13, 2015