March 26, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Acceptance of Bids
The Antelope County Road Department District 6 is accepting bids for 2015 pickup. Specs are: standard, regular cab, white, 3/4 ton, 4 x 4, V8 motor, automatic transmission, bench vinyl seat, air and heat, radio, trailer hitch, and an 8ft box. Bids are being accepted through 9:00 AM on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at the Antelope County Clerk’s Office, 501 M Street, PO Box 26, Neligh, NE 68756-0026. The envelope must be clearly marked with “Bid for Pickup District 6” on the outside of the sealed envelope. Bids will be publicly opened at 9:45 AM on April 7, 2015 in the Supervisors Meeting Room of the Antelope County Courthouse Annex, Neligh, NE. The Antelope County Board of Supervisors reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.
PUBLISH: March 25, 2015 and April 1, 2015
March 26, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off
BACKFLOW PREVENTION AND THE CONSUMER
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 25, 2015
ELGIN PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD
Distance Learning Room, EPS
March 11, 2015 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 Doug Jones 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.
Appeara, Maintenance, $153.28; Beckman Lumber, Instru Expense, $120.20; Center on Learning, Instru Expense, $89.00; Central NE Rehab, SpEd Expense, $320.85; Dean’s Market, Instru Expense, $124.44, Maintenance, $29.45; Eakes Office, Instru Expense, $62.39; ESU #8, $12,041.01; Elgin One Stop, Transportation, $1,985.41, Instru Expense, $73.16; Elgin Review, Business Expense, $446.00, Board Expense, $28.40; Elgin Pharmacy, Maintenance, $11.97; Elite Office Products, Instru Expense, $1,023.45, Business Expense, $152.36; Great Plains Comm., Business Expense, $594.74; Hadley Braithwait, Maintenance, $77.90; HireRight, Transportation, $129.00; Hometown Station, Transportation, $212.54; Iburg, Sherri, SpEd Expense, $147.20; Island Supply, Instru Expense, $171.25; Jonny Dodge, Transportation, $886.84; Kayton Intl., Maintenance, $1,100.00; Kittelson, Jim, Maintenance, $902.50; KSB School Law, Board Expense, $797.50; Loup Valley Lighting, Maintenance, $190.00; MARC, Maintenance, $109.21; MSM Enterprises, SpEd Expense, $382.36; NASB, Board Expense, $495.00; Precision Repair, Transportation, $60.00; Reimbursement, $2,546.79; Schumacher Exterm., Maintenance, $80.00; SOCS, Business Expense, $350.00; Thompson Co., Maintenance, $138.10; Wordware Inc., Business Expense, $1,407.00; Northern Tier, Transfer, $10,000.00
Total Board Bills: $37,439.30
March Payroll: $197,489.50
Total Board Bills/ Payroll: $234,928.80
President Heithoff recognized visitors and asked if the patrons had any comments. Eric Heithoff, band instructor, reported to the board about an upcoming music trip and the elementary solo contest to be held on March 28th. Lisa Welding addressed the board to remind them that as some of our current teachers retire she asked that administration be looking for staff that are able to teach the college credit classes.
Principal Wemhoff reported that MAPS and the NAEP tests were completed. Elementary reading night was held March 9th and the County Sheriff Dept. held a walk-through of our campus. Michael Becker gave the activity director report.
Supt. Polk reported on the early retirement incentive program, summer projects, and the school calendar.
In action items, Stan Heithoff motioned and Steve Busteed second to approve Pope John bus agreement for 2015-16 school year. All voted aye, motion carried.
Motion by Hoefer, seconded by Stan Heithoff to approve the purchase of a new 12 x 48 storage building behind gym from Beckman Lumber for a price of $8,575. Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Busteed motioned to approve purchase of a new Chevy Suburban for $38,995. Motion was seconded by Doug Jones. Vote 6-0, motion carried. The district will check into getting rid of a minibus.
Laurie Waterbury motion, Stan Heithoff second to approve 2015-16 school calendar as presented. All voted aye, motion carried. The first day of school will be August 14, 2015.
Jones motion, Busteed second to approve technology purchases as presented in the amount of $47,490. Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Motion by Waterbury, second by Hoefer to approve 3% salary increase on the principal’s contract. All voted aye, motion carried.
Stan Heithoff motioned to approve summer buildings and grounds projects as presented. Bob Hoefer second. Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Busteed motion, Waterbury second to adjourn the meeting. All voted aye. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 9:02 p.m.
Discussion was held on the graphics to be used on the gym floor.
The next meeting will held on April 9, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in the Distance Learning Room at Elgin Public School
Doug Jones, 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 18, 2015
In the County Court of Antelope County, Nebraska
Estate of Harold B. Miller, Deceased
Estate No. Pr 15-10
Notice is hereby given that on March 12, 2015, 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 James H. Miller at 84353 521 Ave., Elgin, NE 68636 and Richard A. Miller at 51894 843 Rd, Elgin, NE 68636 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 May 18, 2015 or be forever barred.
Barbara J. Finn
Clerk of the County Court
Address of County Court:
County Court of Antelope County
P.O. Box 26, Room 1, Neligh, NE 68756
Bruce D. Curtiss
(Bar I.D. # 15041)
CURTISS LAW OFFICE, P.C. L.L.0.
317 West Locust
Plainview, NE 68769
Tel: (402) 582-3838
Fax: (402) 582-3938
PUBLISH: March 18, 25 and April 1, 2015
Acceptance of Bids
The Antelope County Board of Supervisors has the intent to purchase a new or used Belly Dump Gravel Trailer; specs are: 2010 or newer, 43’ triple axle, bottom dumb trailer, center dump, manual and electric trap, air-ride suspension, pusher block, 11R24.5 tires, 25 cubic yards (more or less), rear axle to lift up and down. The Antelope County Board will accept bids until 9:00AM., April 7, 2015. Bids may be mailed or brought to the Antelope County Clerks office, 501 M Street, Rm 6, PO Box 26, Neligh, NE 68756-0026. The envelope must be clearly marked “Bid for Dump Truck” on the outside of the sealed envelope. Bids will be publicly opened at 9:30AM on April 7, 2015, in the Supervisors room of the Antelope County Courthouse annex, Neligh, NE. The Antelope County Board of Supervisors reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.
Antelope County Clerk
PUBLISH: March 18, 25 and April 1, 2015