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Notice of Meeting — Antelope County Board of Equalization

March 26, 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 April 5, 2016 at 9:30 AM, for report on unfiled 2015 personal property,  approving tax list corrections, reviewing real estate delinquent tax list, review and approve Personal Property Taxes to be stricken from Tax-rolls, Sheriff Distress Warrant Report, 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: March 23, 2016

Proceedings — Elgin City Council

March 26, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Special Meeting Minutes
March 18, 2016
The Elgin City Council met for a special meeting on Friday, March 18, 2016 at 7:15 a.m.  Purpose of said meeting was to discuss a building permit and an error in the sale of the property for the new well.
Notice of said meeting had been posted at three places, namely, U.S. Post Office, Dean’s Market and the Elgin City Hall, as prescribed by law.
Mayor Schmitt called the meeting to order at 7:15 a.m. and announced the location of the Open Meeting Act.
Councilmen present were Jim Kittelson, Mike Dvorak and Duane Miller.  Councilman Don Mackel was unable to attend.
Also present was City Clerk Vicki Miller.
A building permit from Laverne Hoefer was reviewed.  Mr. Hoefer will be replacing his driveway and adding a 5’ x 6’ pad to the east side at his home located at 202 Beech Street.
A motion was made by Dvorak to approve the permit.  A second to the motion was made by Miller.  All members voted aye and the motion carried.  Mackel was absent and not voting.
Discussion was also held on the mistake in the deed to the new property purchased for the water well.   During the purchase the City acquired Lots 1 and 6, which should not have been included in the purchase.
The City has plans to develop the alleys, originally platted in Block 5.  There are two alleys, in the middle of the property running east and west and one on the east side of Lots 1 and 6 running north and south.
Jerry Niewohner has asked that the lots be deeded back to them and doesn’t see why the alleys need to be developed.
Mayor Schmitt and Mr. Niewohner have discussed the possibility of the City purchasing the lots.
Following discussion, a motion was made by Kittelson to develop the alleys and to discuss a purchase price with Mr. Niewohner for the purchase of lots 1 and 6.  A second to the motion was made by Dvorak.  All members voted aye and the motion carried.  Mackel was absent and not voting.
There being no further business to come before the Elgin City Council, Mayor Schmitt declared the meeting adjourned.  The meeting ended at 7:35 a.m.
Mayor Mike Schmitt
City Clerk Vicki S. Miller
PUBLISH: March 23, 2016

Proceedings — Elgin Public School Board

March 26, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Regular Meeting
Distance Learning Room, EPS
March 9, 2016   7:30 PM
President Steve Heithoff called the regular March Meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.  Board members present were Stan Heithoff, Steve Heithoff, Bob Hoefer, Doug Jones, Laurie Waterbury, and Steve Busteed.  Also present were Superintendent Dan Polk and Principal Greg Wemhoff,
President Heithoff led the “Pledge of Allegiance.”  Heithoff 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.
Laurie Waterbury motioned and Stan 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 6-0.
AMH, Transportation, $132.00; Appeara, Maintenance, $231.03; Applied Technology, Maintenance, $291.28; Beckman Lumber, Instru Expense, $145.32; Capital Tours, Instru Expense, $1,750.00; Cash-Wa, Maintenance, $63.39; Central NE Rehab, SpEd Expense, $506.25; CVA, Maintenance, $81.05; Corner Service, Transportation, $49.00; Dean’s Market, Instru Expense, $93.17; ESU #8, $10,123.93; Elgin One Stop, Transportation , $1,443.41; Elgin Review, Board Expense, $48.47, $527.00; Elite Office Products, Business Expense, $1,314.10; Follett, Instru Expense, $51.45; Graham Tire, Transportation, $746.14; Hadley, Maintenance, $77.90; HireRight, Transportation, $250.00; Hometown Station, Transportation, $318.33; Iburg, Sherri, SpEd Expense, $86.40; Island Supply, Instru Expense, $111.41; Jonny Dodge, Transportation, $1,924.28; KSB School Law, Board Expense, $210.00; Kittelson, Jim, Maintenance, $700.00; Major Refrigeration, Maintenance, $471.90; MARC, Maintenance, $206.73; MSM Enterprises, SpEd Expense, $745.00; NE Labor Law Posters, Business Expense, $67.25; NECC, Instru Expense, $105.00; Olson’s Pest Tech., Maintenance, $85.00; Reimbursement, $1,968.39; Sapp Bros., Maintenance, $46.25; SectorNow, Building Expense, $5,913.00; Thompson Co., Maintenance, $142.70; Time Management, Business Expense, $35.70; University of Oregon, Instru Expense, $81.00; Verizon Wireless, Business Expense, $278.57; Ward’s Science, Instru Expense, $74.02.
Total Board Bills: $31,495.82
January Payroll: $199,843.49
Total Board Bills/ Payroll: $231,339.31
President Heithoff recognized visitors and asked if the patrons had any comments.
Principal Wemhoff asked some 5th graders and their instructor, Mr. Randy Eisenhauer, to report on H2O Daze that they had attended in Norfolk.  Jack Wemhoff, Camryn Pelster, and Ethan Hinkle reported on various water topics presented during the event.  Principal Wemhoff then reported on science fair, career day and upcoming events.
Michael Becker, A.D. recapped winter sports and reported on upcoming spring activities and student involvement in extra-curricular programs.
Supt. Polk presented his monthly report.
In action items, Doug Jones motioned and Steve Busteed second to accept the resignation of Allison Dolezal.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Stan Heithoff motioned and Waterbury second to approve the offering of teacher contracts for 2016-17 school year.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Waterbury motioned and Busteed second to approve the principal’s salary increase of 2% for 2016-17 school year.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Stan Heithoff motioned and Doug Jones second to approve the teaching contracts of Joyce Wemhoff, Taylor Spiegel, Trent Ostransky, Sonia Rittscher and Robert Coakes for the 2016-17 school year.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Stan Heithoff motioned, Busteed second to approve the use of a school bus for post prom.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Bob Hoefer motioned, Jones second to approve new board policies and policy revisions on first reading for all of sections 100-District Organization, section 200-School Board, and section 300-Administration with modifications.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Stan Heithoff motioned, Waterbury second to approve building and grounds projects and report.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Busteed motioned, Hoefer second to asphalt west parking lot with 4” of asphalt with curbs on the west side subject to satisfactory prep work by the asphalt company.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.  The cost will be $23,603.
Stan Heithoff motioned, Waterbury second to approve the tentative school calendar for 2016-17.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Jones motioned, Busteed second to approve technology purchases in the amount of $28,010.48.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Waterbury motioned, Jones second to approve campus wide technology upgrade that has e-rate reimbursement of 70%.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Jones motioned, Stan Heithoff second to approve water upgrade and underground sprinkler system for campus area.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.  The cost is $12,103.  The water upgrade to variable frequency drive pump & associated plumbing is to get a 1.25” supply pipe outside.  This work will be done by Flenniken Plumbing and the underground sprinklers will be done by Koinzan Enterprises.
Motion by Hoefer, second by Waterbury to adjourn the meeting.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.  Meeting adjourned at 9:16 p.m.
The next meeting will held on April 13, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in the Distance Learning Room at Elgin Public School
Respectfully submitted,
Doug Jones, Secretary
-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 23, 2016

Notice To Bidders — Elgin Water Well Project

March 26, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

1. General 1
2. Contract Documents 1
3. Bid Security 2
4. Payment and Performance Bonds 2
5. Davis Bacon Act Wage Determinations 2
6. Debarment and Suspension 2
7. Nondiscrimination in Employment 2
8. Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) 2
Section 0100 - Invitation to Bidders
1. General
1.1. The City of Elgin, Nebraska will receive bids for the construction of a Municipal Well, Wellhouse, and Transmission Line until 3:30 P.M. on April 4, 2016 at the Elgin City Offices, 104 Pine Street, Elgin, Nebraska. At that time the bidding will be closed and no other bids will be accepted for any reason. Bids will be opened and grand totals, start dates, and completion dates will be publicly read aloud. Public may request line items or other detailed information from the bids at that time.
1.2. The proposed construction includes the following items:
Section A
Section A involves the construction of a municipal well, that is approximately 345 feet deep, including 32” diameter bore hole, 16 inch PVC casing, 16-inch stainless steel screen, and gravel pack, bentonite seal, and neat cement grout.
Section B
Section B involves the construction of a well house, with poured concrete walls and appurtenances. Appurtenances include earthwork, seeding, a variable frequency drive, new operating controls, standby generation, and a chemical room.
Section C
Section C involves the construction of the transmission line, which consists of an 8-inch PVC transmission line extending from the well to the water tower. Work includes fire hydrants, gate valves, miscellaneous fittings, and concrete removal and replacement.
1.3. The Owner intends to award one contract for all work to be performed on the entire project.
1.4. The Owner will award the contract to the low, responsive bidder based on grand total bid prices, construction start and completion times, materials, and contractors past performance with the Owner and Engineer.
1.5. The Owner reserves the right to award the project including any combination of the base bid,
alternates, or additions.
1.6. The Owner reserves the right to reject all bids, and to waive any irregularities in bidding.
1.7. It is the responsibility of the contractor to fully examine the plans and specifications for the project and include all labor, materials, and cost of equipment that will be included in the construction of the project.
1.8. The bidder shall not qualify bids in any manner.
1.9. Bids submitted to the owner shall remain current for a period of 35 days.
1.10. No bids may be withdrawn for a period of 35 days without written consent from the Owner.
2. Contract Documents
2.1. Shall be kept on file by the Owner and shall be made available to the public.
2.2. Bidders shall obtain a set of contract documents, plans, and specifications from Advanced
Consulting Engineering Services.
2.2.1. Cost of the bidding documents shall be $60.00, none of which is refundable.
2.2.2 The bidding set will include a bid form, instructions to bidders, contract documents and construction specifications along with an 11-inch by 17-inch set of plans.
3. Bid Security
3.1. Bidders shall submit a bid security certificate in the amount of 5% of the grand total base bid with all bids.
3.2. In lieu of a bid security certificate, the Bidders may submit a certified check in the amount of 5% of the grand total base bid. The certified check shall be made out to the Owner.
3.3. Checks and bid securities shall be returned to unsuccessful bidders.
4. Payment and Performance Bonds
4.1. The successful bidder shall be required to provide Payment and Payment Bonds in the amount of the sum of the contract.
5. Davis Bacon Act Wage Determinations
5.1. Contractors and subcontractors on USEPA federally assisted construction projects are required to pay their laborers and mechanics not less than those established by the U.S. Department of Labor. A current wage decision containing the appropriate building and/or heavy type rate is included in the specifications.
6. Debarment and Suspension
6.1. The prospective participants must certify by submittal of EPA Form 5700-49, Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension and Other Responsibility Matters, that to the best of its knowledge and belief, that it and its principals are not presently debarred, suspended, proposed for disbarment, declared ineligible, or voluntarily excluded from covered transaction by any federal department or agency.
7. Nondiscrimination in Employment
7.1. Bidders on this work will be required to comply with the President’s Executive Order No. 11246. Requirements for bidders and contractors under this order are explained in the specifications.
8. Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
8.1. Each bidder must fully comply with the requirements, terms and conditions of the US Environmental Protection Agency, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) requirements, including the fair share objectives for disadvantaged business participation during the performance of this contract. The bidder commits itself to fair share objective for disadvantaged business participation contained herein and all other requirements, terms and conditions of these bid conditions by submitting a properly signed bid.
PUBLISH: March 16, 23 and 30, 2016

Notice Of Hearing — Antelope County Board Of Adjustment

March 26, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

501 M. St., Rm 8
Neligh NE 68756
Notice is hereby given that the Antelope County Board of Adjustment’s previously advertised public meeting and hearing for March 21, 2016 has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in the basement meeting room of the annex of the Antelope County Courthouse in Neligh, Nebraska.  The meeting is open to the public.  All interested parties are welcome to attend.
The public hearing is to review a variance application submitted by Duane Childers for the proposed  construction of a grain bin located in the NE ¼ of 31-24N-8W, Antelope County Nebraska. The proposed grain bin does not meet the setback distance required by the Antelope County Zoning Regulations. The application may be examined in the office of the Antelope County Clerk or Zoning Office during normal business hours 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 Adjustment provided such written comments are received by the Board by 9:00 a.m. March 29, 2016.  Written comments may be mailed to: Antelope County Board of Adjustment, 501 M Street, Rm. 8, Neligh NE 68756.
The agenda is kept continually current and is available for public inspection at the Zoning Office. For more information, contact Liz Doerr, Interim Zoning Administrator at 402-887-4248 or antcozone@frontiernet.net.
PUBLISH: March 16, 2016

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