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Notice — Supervisor Vacancy

June 18, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Notice is hereby given the Antelope County Attorney, Antelope County Treasurer, and Antelope County Clerk will be meeting on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 1:00 PM to meet the applicants for the purpose of appointing an individual to the position of Antelope County Supervisor, District 6, for the remaining term of that office. The first portion of the meeting will be open to the public, providing opportunities for individuals to voice their support and/or opposition of the applicants consideration for appointment.
Meeting to be held in the Supervisor Meeting Room, Antelope County Courthouse Annex, 501 M Street, Neligh, Nebraska 68756.
Antelope County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, or marital status. This position is subject to a veteran’s preference.
Lisa Payne
Antelope County Clerk
PUBLISH: June 17, 2015

Proceedings — Antelope County Board of Supervisors

June 18, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Neligh, Nebraska
June 2, 2015
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, Henery and Schwager.
The following claims were approved for payment.
General: Adams Co Sheriff, ex, 18.50; Antelope Co Court, ex, 166.00; Antelope Co Dist Court, ex, 160.00; Antelope Co News, ex, 47.00; Antelope Co Treasurer, ex, 258.09; Antelope Memorial Hospital, ex, 23.00; Appeara, ex, 81.60; AS Central Finance, ex, 527.60; Bank First, ex, 19.56; Bomgaars, ex, 118.48; Eleanor Brady, ex, 25.00; Brogan & Gray, ex, 645.15; Dean Brown, ps, 25.00; Carhart Lumber, ex, 33.94; Carney Law, ex, 3,216.66; Bailey Carpenter, mlg, 41.40; Casey’s, ex, 217.14; Cash-Wa Dist, ex, 1,585.34; Centec Cast Metal, ex, 817.89; Elgin City, ex, 250.00; Neligh City, ut, 4,176.58; Clearwater Record, ex, 342.90; Cubby’s Inc, ex, 668.36; Dollar General, ex, 119.35; Tanner Dozler, ex, 37.25; Dusty’s, ex, 97.51; Eakes Office, ex, 306.31; Elgin One Stop, ex, 351.50; James Egley, ex, 50.00; Elgin Review, ex, 127.80; Elite Office, ex, 1,263.73; Farm & Home Publishers, ex, 555.00; Destiny Francis, ex, 20.00; Frontier Comm, ut, 2,189.35; Glass Edge, ex, 189.00; Great Plains, Comm, ex, 417.00; Tessa Hain, mlg, 116.49; Mike Hart, mlg, 12.32; Keith Heithoff, ex, 37.25; Lynne Heithoff, mlg, 50.85; Charles Henery, mlg, 97.18; Holiday Inn, ex, 332.00; Hometown Station, ex, 387.90; Nadene Hughes, ps, 14.00; Dr Terry Jensen, ex, 254.00; Edward Jensen, ex, 10.00; Jonny Dodge, ex, 65.33; Justice Data Solut,ions, ex, 2,100.00; Austin Kallhoff, ex, 33.80; Frank Kamphaus, ps, 16.00; Leroy Kerkman, mlg, 23.00; Kirk Knapp, mlg, 30.51; Lancaster Co Sheriff, ex, 37.22; Jeffrey Doerr Law, ex, 369.90; Ronald Marshall, ex, 109.25; Marvin Planning Consultants, ex, 500.00; Microfilm Imaging Systems, ex, 87.00; MIPs,, ex, 404.56; Morland, Easland & Lohrberg, ex, 708.18; Kelly Mueller, mlg, 169.02; NACEB, ex, 100.00; NACO, ex, 2,127.99; Nebr Advance Sheets, ex, 200.00; Nebr Assessor Assn, ex, 50.00; NE Health & Human, ex, 180.00; Neligh News, ex, 869.21; Nielsen Ins, ex, 70.00; NE Nebr Telephone, ut, 1,225.00; Orchard News, ex, 186.30; Orval’s Auto, ex, 213.25; Pathology Medical, ex, 998.78; Donna Payne, ps, 25.00; Pitney Bowes, ex, 191.98; Protex, Central, ex, 180.00; Greg Ptacek, mlg, 5.00; Ramada Inn, ex, 138.00; Ed Schindler, mlg, 82.80; Shell Fleet, ex, 665.15; Shopko Stores, ex, 47.97; Caroline Siems, ps, 25.00; Joseph Smith, ex, 180.00; Source Gas, ut, 355.52; Subway, ex, 12.00; Chuck Thiemann, ex, 60.00; Thriftway Market, ex, 782.23; UNL ITS Communications, ex, 93.30; US Cellular, ut, 360.85; William Van Brocklin, ex, 10.00; Verizon Wireless, ut, 45.42; Clearwater Village, ex, 250.00; Wanek Drug, ex, 19.91; Bonita Welke, ps, 22.00; Rod Wilke, mlg, 165.06; Neil Williby, mlg, 38.53; Woods & Aitken, ex, 78.00; Gail Wortman, mlg, 13.80; Dave Wright, mlg, 5.00; Zee Medical, ex, 5.95; Derek Zuhlke, mlg, 22.40
Road & Bridge At Large: Appeara, ex, 156.59; B’S Enterprises, ex, 7,887.90; Bolling Ex,cavating, ex, 1,977.00; Bomgaars, ex, 250.75; Corner Service, ex, 395.00; Cubby’s, ex, 58.49; Farmer’s Pride, ex, 5,656.27; Funk Construction, ex, 2,600.00; Hometown Station, ex, 366.34; Island Supply, ex, 170.50; JEO Consulting, ex, 4,000.00; Jonny Dodge, ex, 1,391.06; Kumm Gas, ex, 1,395.41; Lichtenberg Tire, ex, 32.00; Martin Marietta Materials, ex, 451.49; Medical Enterprises, ex, 93.00; Mr S’s, ex, 827.32; Neligh Auto, ex, 37.66; Norfolk Works, ex, 15.00; OK Aut,o, ex, 26.08; OK Tire, ex, 856.55; Praxair Dist, ex, 253.21; Quality Iron, ex, 30.48; Quick Serve, ex, 216.00; Road Builders, ex, 1,935.56; Royal One Stop, ex, 61.50; Shell Fleet, ex, 346.02; Source Gas, ut, 185.93; Tinsley Grain, ex, 1,480.56; Willow Creek Sand, ex, 492.32; Don Zegers Cont., ex, 605.00
Brunswick Area: Bomgaars, ex, 18.39; Fastenal Co, ex, 197.66; Frontier, ut, 76.93; Green Line Equip, ex, 112.45; Key Sanitation, ut, 18.00; Kumm Gas, ex, 1,776.67; Lichtenberg Tire, ex, 125.50; Matheson Tri-Gas, ex, 101.95; Neligh Auto, ex, 37.66; North Central Public Power, ut, 145.06; Powerplan, ex, 6,691.25; Road Builders, ex, 1,027.65; Brunswick Village, ut, 39.50
Orchard Area: Dusty’s, ex, 151.47; Farmer’s Pride, ex, 4,315.85; Frontier Comm, ut, 65.84; North Central Public Power, ut, 72.51; Royal One Stop, ex, 107.50; Source Gas, ut, 63.65
Clearwater Area: Elkhorn Rural Public Power, ut, 112.20; Farmer’s Pride, ex, 2,028.94; Green Line, ex, 174.62; NE Nebr Telephone, ut, 54.78; Orval’s Auto, ex, 886.40; Pollock Redi, ex, 6,890.48; Quality Iron, ex, 48.00; Shell Fleet, ex, 105.64; Clearwater Village, ut, 54.00
Neligh Area: Neligh City, ut, 26.00; Cubby’s, ex, 143.98; Farmer’s Pride, ex, 1,065.37; Frontier Comm, ut, 60.62; Green Line Equip, ex, 603.16; Pollock Redi, ex, 230.70; Quality Iron, ex, 17.25; Don Zegers Cont., ex, 605.00
Tilden Area: Black Hills Energy, ut, 96.52; Tilden City, ut, 81.60; Constellation Energy, ut, 228.14; Farmer’s Pride, ex, 1,494.27; Frontier Comm, ut, 58.60; Island Supply, ex, 55.00; Matteo Sand, ex, 1,916.60; Mr S’s, ex, 190.30; Nebr Public Power, ut, 120.84; Road Builders, ex, 448.91; Zee Medical, ex, 12.80
Oakdale Area: Farmer’s Pride, ex, 1,069.96; Great Plains, Comm, ut, 64.34; Green Line Equip, ex, 13.35; Lichtenberg Tire, ex, 212.42; Matteo Sand & Gravel, ex, 1,916.60; Mr S’s, ex, 74.47; Nebr Public Power, ut, 36.42; NMC Exchange, ex, 10.90; Pollock Redi, ex, 808.54; Zee Medical, ex, 12.90
Elgin Area: Beckman Lumber, ex, 1,628.95; Central Sand, ex, 4,234.01; Central Valley Ag, ex, 93.47; Corner Service, ex, 395.00; Elgin Auto Parts, ex, 18.20; Great Plains, Comm, ut, 51.44; Helena Chemical, ex, 26.00; Lichtenberg Tire, ex, 127.00; NMC Ex,change, ex, 76.58; Pollock Redi, ex, 1,687.39; Sapp Bros, ex, 2,041.09; Source Gas, ut, 63.65; Zee Medical, ex, 22.75
Reappraisal Fund: Holiday Inn, ex, 92.95
Rod Preservation Fund: MIPs,, ex, 2,649.21
Building: Applied Connective, ex, 512.35; Cash-Wa Dist, ex, 879.07; Central Valley Ag, ex, 750.00; Correctional Technologies, ex, 1,749.50; Floyd River Materials, ex, 640.35; Roger Legate, ex, 1,220.00; Midwest Storage Solutions, ex, 224.32; Netcom Inc, ex, 175.00; Reinke’s Farm, ex, 229.53; Sargent Irrigation, ex, 2,399.65; Source Gas, ut, 69.07; Don Zegers Cont., ex, 411.78; 3rd St Signs, ex, 120.00; Bomgaars Supply, ex, 401.92
Payroll – General Total Payroll: 77,535.06; Ameritas, ret, 11,730.87; Garnishment, 594.00; WH, 8,945.39; AFLAC, ins, 98.54; Ameritas Dental/Eye, ins, 2,101.22; BC/BS, ins, 49,448.84; Colonial, ins, 58.25; 1st Concord Benefits, ins, 283.33; Madison National, ins, 217.67; Mid-American Benefits, ins, 240.00; ST, 2,965.03; SS, 15,720.74; Washington National, ins, 399.30
Payroll - Road & Bridge Total Payroll: 45,615.01; Ameritas, ret 6,685.84; Garnishment, 435.00; WH, 4,563.16; AFLAC, ins, 337.49; Ameritas Dental/Eye, ins, 1,060.86; BC/BS, 29,728.14; Colonial, ins, 64.80; 1st Concord Benefits, ins, 208.33; Madison National, ins, 144.77; Mid-American Benefits, ins, 187.50; ST, 1,618.57; SS, 9,120.60; Washington National, ins, 24.90
Reviewed Correspondence.
Approved Weed Authority to purchase side by side.
Discussed mowing county right of way.
Approved special liquor licensed for Elgin Community Club.
Discussed placing surplus county items on Big Iron Auction.
Reviewed current pledge collateral. Approved reducing pledged amount to $500,000.00.
Discussed commodities and pickup transportation.
Approved Meis and Sons to place Grain Bins on Grain Bin site, during public hearing.
Approved Board Minutes for March, April, and May meetings.
Requested the vault in the courthouse to be cleaned and organized by county offices.
Discussed Courthouse security, and entry doors to building.
Gave a “No Confidence Vote,” for Senator Kate Sullivan regarding her vote on the death penalty.
Accepted a bid from BD Gossman Construction LLC to roof St. Peters Episcopal Church, (Pioneer Church).
No action taken on Propane bid.
Marlin Conry, Invenergy Road Engineer, met with the supervisors regarding underground permits. The board approved 40 permits for Invenergy.
Voted not to pay the 5 hours of overtime on sick/vacation pay for Road Employees effective immediately.
Voted to change the Road Crews work hours from 45 to 40 hours a week, with earnings remaining the same, effective July 1, 2015.
Invenergy made a presentation of Antelope County Funding received representing the Name Plate Capacity Tax and Property Tax generated by Invenergy for the past year.
Approved nine tax list corrections as presented by Antelope County Assessor.
Interviewed 4 candidates for County Treasurer. Appointed, Interim County Treasurer, Deb Branstiter to fulfil the term of County Treasurer.
Meeting Adjourned.                Antelope County Board of Supervisors
Chairman of County Board
Attest: LISA PAYNE /s/
Antelope County Clerk
PUBLISH: June 17, 2015

Proceedings — Antelope County Board Of Supervisors

June 11, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Neligh, Nebraska
June 2, 2015
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, Henery and Schwager.
Reviewed correspondence.
Met with Antelope County Librarians regarding interlocal agreement and their annual funding.
Met with Laney Ferguson of North Center District Health Department regarding Responsible Beverage Training.  No action.
Approved minutes of the Board of Equalization from March 10, 2015 and  April 17th, 2015 Public Hearings.
Approved underground permit for a pipeline under 850th Road.
Reviewed four applications for County Treasurer.  Interviews to be held on June 9, 2015.
Met as Board of Equalization for a public hearing to approve Permissive Exemption for Clearwater Chamber of Commerce Building.
Approved 8 tax list corrections as submitted by the assessor.
Approved 6 resolutions for re-grading and graveling various roads added to the One and Six Year Project.
Brian McDonald to study a bridge 1 mile south and 3 miles east of Elgin.
Met with and approved Marlin Conry, Invenergy regarding Road Agreement Amendment to include new project sites and upgrading of additional roads per original agreement.
Met with Dariusz Stachowiack, Wanzek Construction, regarding temporary bridge expansions on two bridges in Southeastern Antelope County.  Approved.
Discussed maintenance of the various county roads Invenergy is utilizing and their upkeep.
Mr. Ed Knott and Mr. Bill Rahder gave an update of the panic buttons being installed at the courthouse.
Discussed with Mr. Knott and Mr. Rahder security system in the courthouse.  No action.
Approved Fractured Critical Bridge Inspection Resolution.
Approved Supervisor Schwager for member of the North Central District Health Board.
Discussed commodities and the future location.  Tabled.
Discussed Road Employees working on Saturdays.
Approved Fund Transfers.
Discussed various general personnel issues including hours and hourly wages, sick leave benefits, employee reviews, policies and procedures, holidays, etc.
Various elected officials met with the Supervisors regarding current policies and employee handbook.  It was approved to have NIRMA review and update policy manual.
Meeting Adjourned.
Antelope County Board of Supervisors
Chairman of County Board
Attest: LISA PAYNE /s/
Antelope County Clerk
PUBLISH: June 10, 2015

Proceedings — Elgin City Council

June 11, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

June 1, 2015
The Elgin City Council met in regular session on Monday, June 1, 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 and Duane Miller.  Mike Dvorak was absent.
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:
• May regular meeting minutes, emergency meeting minutes treasurer’s report, transaction report, and paying the claims.
GENERAL: ERPPD, se, 86.75; Great Plains Communications, se, 50.59;  Fitzgerald,  Vetter & Temple, se, 200.00; Jeanette Meis, se, 75.00; Prudential, retirement, 592.20; US Treasury, tax, 2393.16; Dean’s Market, su, 58.92; APPEARA,  su, 32.69; Elgin Review, se, 69.50; Core Development Inc, dues, 400.00; Tyco, se, 732.56; Vicki Miller, su, 139.74; Bank of Elgin, ins, 1800.00; Bank of Elgin,  loan, 500.00;  Payroll, 1667.03
SALES TAX: To General; $2955.23
STREET: ERPPD,  se,  1520.03; CVA, su, 18.65; Bomgaars, su, 139.93; Menards, su, 143.84; B’s Enterprises Inc, su, 126.00; Verizonwireless,  su,  18.96; Source Gas,  se,  43.50; Home Town Station,  su,  258.94 ; Elgin Auto Parts, su, 6.05; All American Christmas Co, su, 12, 695.00; Payroll, 1107.86
WATER: ERPPD, se, 734.82; CVA, se, 62.81; Verizonwireless, su, 18.97; Great Plains Communications,  se, 87.74; NE Health Lab, test, 189.00; Maguire Iron Inc, se, 1194.50; One Call Concepts Inc, se, 6.65; ACES, se, 980.00; US Post Office, su, 58.34; Tara Vaughan Account,  return,  100.00; Dept of Revenue, tax, 1577.62; Payroll, 2215.72
SEWER: ERPPD, se, 899.29; Great Plains Communications, se, 47.79; Midwest Lab Inc, testing, 496.03; Dean’s  Market,  su, 146.45; One Call Concepts Inc, se, 6.65; Ne Dept of Environmental Quality, loan, 3459.32; Dept of Revenue, tax, 646.80; Payroll, 849.66
FIRE: ERPPD, se, 242.31; Great Plains Communications, se, 54.57;  Source Gas, se, 231.35; Bank of Elgin, loan, 1846.71
POLICE: Antelope Co Sheriff, se, 2600.00; J.P. Cooke Co, su, 54.05
TRASH PICKUP/RECYCLING: Bud’s Sanitary Service, se, 468.00; Betty Moser, rent, 100.00
POOL: ERPPD, se, 33.60; Great Plains Communications, su, 118.76; CVA, se, 138.90; Dean’s Market, su, 60.28; In The Swim, su, 639.95; Jerry’s Feed Service, su, 11.72; Elgin Review, 123.60; Don’s Electric, se, 55.00; APPEARA, su, 32.68; Source Gas, se, 27.27; Bank of Elgin, su, 100.00
PARK: ERPPD, se, 434.55; CVA, se, 202.79; Jerry’s Feed Service, su, 61.97; Dept of Revenue, tax, 196.45; Payroll, 258.19
LIBRARY: ERPPD, se, 54.84; Source Gas, se, 57.42; Amazon, bks, 178.73; Great Plains Communications, se, 23.39; Fax Gilbert Programs Inc, se, 225.00; Penworthy, bks, 50.00; Payroll, 909.78
• Not to have a deductible on work comp
• Sweeping St. Boniface Gym parking lot for Vetch Day’s tournament
• Sand for the sand volleyball court
• Suspending the reading of Ordinance 639 on three different days
• Ordinance 639, Prohibiting Public Urination or Defecation and Indecent or Lewd Acts
• Ivy Prater as co-manager
• Wage of $8.25 for Jennifer Tharnish
• Increasing the trash pickup monthly fee by $.50 effective July 1, 2015
• Signing the new contract with Bud’s Sanitary Service reflecting the $.50 increase for recycling effective June 1, 2015
• Building Permits: None
• Fireworks Permit for Mark Burenheide
• Taking any dogs to Neligh at the cost of $10.00 per day impound fee
• Additional claims from Elgin Insurance Services and Kallhoff Electric
Discussions were held on:
• City’s insurance renewal for 2015-2016-Kathy Volk
• Library Report given by Joyce Sullivan
• Needed repairs to the front door of the library
• Claim from Kallhoff Electric
• Installation of the variable pump and automatic transfer switch
• Status of the test well
• Helping Petersburg with water testing if needed at no cost
• Inspection Report from Maguire Iron regarding the water tower
• Replacing faucets at pool restrooms
• Removing another Austrian pine at the park
• Finishing the crumb rubber project at the park playground
• Cost of damage to ball field
• Problem with aggressive dogs
• Clean up day
• Pool Heater
• Pool Season Tickets
• Teen Night and Pool Party
• Repairs to lifeguard chairs
• Repairs to electric lines to shelters
• Security lights at the park
• Thank you letter to Susan Lackey
• ERPPD 75th Anniversary
• Mosquito Spraying starts Sunday June 7th
• Weed problem on several properties
• Holding the July meeting on Monday July 6th
Next regular meeting will be held on Monday,  July 6, 2015
Meeting adjourned at 8:50 p.m.
PUBLISH: June 10, 2015

Notice — County Supervisor Vacancy

June 4, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Public notice is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors has determined that the elective office of Antelope County Supervisor, District 6, in Antelope County, Nebraska is now vacant.  Pursuant to 32-567 Nebraska Revised Statues, the vacancy will be filled within 45 days from the date of vacancy by appointment by the Antelope County Attorney, Antelope County Clerk, and Antelope County Treasurer.
Pursuant to Section 23-268 Nebraska Revised Statutes, the individual appointed to fill the vacancy must be a registered voter in, and a resident of, his or her respective district.  Supervisor District 6 is comprised of Oakdale Township, Burnett Township and Grant Township.
The current term of office for Supervisor District 6, ends on January 05, 2017.  The 2015 annual salary for this elected office is $14,000.00.  Health insurance and retirement benefits are available.
Individuals interested in serving in this position should submit a written application to the office of Antelope County Clerk, 501 M Street, PO Box 26, Neligh, Nebraska 68756.  The application must be received by 4:30 PM on Wednesday, June 17th, 2015.  Selected applicants will be interviewed thereafter.
Antelope County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, or marital status.  This position is subject to a veteran’s preference.
Lisa Payne
Antelope County Clerk
PUBLISH June 3 and 10, 2015

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