ANTELOPE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
June 14, 2011
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, Kerkman, Baker, Williby, Henery and Schwager.
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: Joe Abler, ex, 1190.72; Antelope Co Court, ex, 636.00; Antelope Co Dist Court, ex, 95.00; Antelope Co Resource Center, ex, 2242.00; Antelope Memorial Hospital, ex, 193.00; Appeara, ex, 69.02; AS Central Finance, ex, 629.50; Larry Baker, mlg, 150.45; Bear Graphics, ex, 347.54; Nancy Bitney, mlg, 35.00; Bob Barker, ex, 191.57; Merlin Bolling, mlg, 78.54; Bomgaars, ex, 34.28; Harlan Brandt, mlg, 147.39; Braun Pest Control, ex, 25.00; Dean Brown, ps, 25.00; Business Radio Licensing, ex, 110.00; Carney Law, ex, 3133.33; Char Carpenter, mlg, 147.81; Centec Cast Metal Products, ex, 735.42; Duane Childers, mlg, 127.26; Elgin City, ex, 250.00; Neligh City, ut, 2720.29; Clearwater Record, ex, 286.10; Colonial Research, ex, 168.00; Keith Cooper, ps, 25.00; Antelope Co Attorney, petty cash, 6.35; Cubby’s, ex, 53.47; Daddy’s Café, ex, 65.70; Dean’s Mkt, ex, 36.97; Digital Ally, ex, 3675.00; Eakes Office Plus, ex, 135.60; Elgin Review, ex, 282.92; Elite Office Products, ex, 3518.13; Farm & Home Publishers, ex, 596.00; Floor Maintenance, ex, 233.44; Frontier Communications, ut, 2013.39; G&B Sprinklers, ex, 62.48; Anita Hall, mlg, 323.95; Carol Hanlin, ex, 29.00; Mike Hart, mlg, 33.44; Charlie Henery, mlg, 141.78; Holiday Inn, ex, 145.90; Holt Co Sheriff, ex, 42.60; Nadene Hughes, ps, 14.00; Indoff Inc, ex, 33.05; Iowa Prison Ind, ex, 43.50; Jack’s Uniforms, ex, 4435.38; Alice Jensen, ps, 16.00; Jonny Dodge, ex, 405.65; JW Jones MD, ex, 920.00; Frank Kamphaus, ps, 16.00; LeRoy Kerkman, mlg, 73.44; Kirk Knapp, mlg, 45.36; Jeffery Doerr, ex, 6765.50; Madison Co Sheriff, ex, 91.36; Gerald Maple, ps, 20.00; Norma Maple, ps, 16.00; Ron Marshall, mlg, 64.50; Michael McCary, ex, 39.00; Heather McWhorter, mlg, 14.64; Don Meadows, mlg, 25.00; Microfilm Imaging, ex, 87.00; MIPS, ex, 4220.92; Bob Moore, ex, 5.59; Greg Mullins, ex, 70.70; National Co Veterans Assn, ex, 30.00; Nebr Advance Sheets, ex, 190.00; NACO, ex, 150.00; Nebr Co Attorney Assn, ex, 657.00; NE Health & Human Services, ex, 90.00; Neligh News, ex, 332.70; NE Research & Extension, ex, 10.00; 911 PC Repair, ex, 353.55; NE Nebr Fire Service, ex, 1504.00; Office Systems, ex, 732.00; OK Tire, ex, 39.25; Valorie Olson, ex, 29.90; Orchard News, ex, 310.79; Donna Payne, ps, 25.00; Kurt Rakow, mlg, 15.30; St Louis University Forensic Pathology, ex, 100.00; Sanne Repair, ex, 3539.73; Marlene Schindler, ex, 67.99; Schroeder Land Surveying, ex, 743.00; Jerald Schwager, mlg, 231.03; Nebr Secretary of State, ex, 30.00; Caroline Siems, ps, 25.00; Source Gas, ut, 514.65; Leland Stokes, ps, 10.00; Miranda Stoll, mlg, 221.34; Dewey Teel, mlg, 96.39; Text & Data Technologies, ex, 1000.00; The Station, ex, 453.60; Thriftway Mkt, ex, 1119.16; Tilden Citizen, ex, 33.00; IS Communcations, ex, 211.92; Clearwater Village, ex, 250.00; Visa, ex, 157.60; Thomson West, ex, 128.00; Western Office Plus, ex, 1953.37; Neil Williby, mlg, 129.54; Willie’s Service, ex, 34.23; Wingate Inn, ex, 159.90; Greg Wortman, mlg, 30.60; Zee Medical, ex, 33.45
ROAD & BRIDGE: (Brunswick Area) Adams Electric, ex, 139.09; Bomgaars, ex, 406.89; Dinkel Imp, ex, 412.46; Frontier Communications, ut, 67.73; Key Sanitation, ut, 18.00; Kumm Gas, ex, 4095.39; Largen Mfg, ex, 125.00; Lichtenberg Tire, ex, 111.53; Mitteis Gravel, ex, 1709.05; Nebr Machinery, ex, 97.12; North Central Public Power, ut, 149.37; NE Nebr Fire Service, ex, 61.00; Larry Schroth, ex, 90.00; Brunswick Village, ut, 32.50
(Orchard Area) Frontier Communications, ut, 64.35; Jo’s Mkt, ex, 11.77; Mitteis Gravel, ex, 1764.68; North Central Public Power, ut, 221.78; NE Nebr Fire Service, ex, 65.00; Orchard Fertilizer, ex, 27.40; R’s Carryouts, ex, 169.68; Royal One Stop, ex, 78.50; Source Gas, ut, 183.90; T, J’s Corner Hardware, ex, 43.32; Willie’s Service, ex, 416.45 (Clearwater Area) Ag & Industrial Equip, ex, 171.30; Antelope Co Treasurer, ex, 10.00; Creston Fertilizer, ex, 725.50; Elkhorn Rural Public Power, ut, 108.28; Farmer’s Pride, ex, 3611.52; Island Supply Welding, ex, 6.70; Mitteis Gravel, ex, 776.01; Neligh Auto & Machine, ex, 37.52; Netcom Inc, ex, 115.00; NE Nebr Fire Service, ex, 72.75; NE Nebr Telephone, ut, 45.51; OK Tire, ex, 108.70; Pollock Redi Mix, ex, 1283.03; Source Gas, ut, 188.31; Texaco, ex, 192.77; Clearwater Village, ut, 52.00 (Neligh Area) Advanced Energy, ex, 3083.31; Bomgaars, ex, 20.97; Cubby’s, ex, 175.61; Frontier Communications, ut, 53.69; Kayton Intl, ex, 12.87; Lichtenberg Tire, ex, 10.00; NE Nebr Fire Service, ex, 144.00; Pollock Redi Mix, ex, 969.36; Quality Iron, ex, 49.30 (Tilden Area) Advanced Energy, ex, 2754.08; ATCO Intl, ex, 277.00l; Black Hills Energy, ut, 94.05; Bomgaars, ex, 9.98; Carhart Lumber, ex, 14.58; Constellation Energy, ut, 280.45; Darren’s Service, ex, 32.75; Frontier Communications, ut, 55.20; Matteo Sand, ex, 225.93; Nebr Public Power, ut, 234.67; NE Nebr Fire Service, ex, 139.50; Pollock Redi Mix, ex, 159.86 (Oakdale Area) Advanced Energy, ex, 1579.90; Bomgaars, ex, 14.50; Carhart Lumber, ex, 18.38; Kyle Guggenmos, ex, 26.00; Great Plains Communications, ut, 63.90; Matteo Sand, ex, 317.76; Mitteis Gravel, ex, 161.74; Mr S’s, ex, 438.88; Nebr Public Power, ut, 58.14; NE Nebr Fire Service, ex, 57.00; Pollock Redi Mix, ex, 298.43; Powerplan, ex, 961.91; Quality Iron, ex, 16.25; Rutjens Construction, ex, 1450.00; Source Gas, ut, 103.74; Thriftway Mkt, ex, 8.37; Oakdale Village, ut, 12.75
(Elgin Area) Advanced Energy, ex, 3731.71; Bomgaars, ex, 50.89; Central Valley Ag, ex, 34.75; Elkhorn Rural Public Power, ut, 49.91; Great Plains Communications, ut, 49.01; NE Nebr Fire Service, ex, 65.00; Pollock Redi Mix, ex, 5457.84; Powerplan, ex, 311.25; Source Gas, ut, 60.47 (At Large) Advanced Energy, ex, 6007.22; Appeara, ex, 206.92; B’s Enterprises, ex, 9485.60; Bomgaars, ex, 33.85; Cubby’s, ex, 173.30; Elgin Auto, ex, 26.43; Elkhorn Rural Public Power, ut, 455.43; EBM Mill & Ser, ex, 567.85; Fastenal Co, ex, 465.50; Heartland Hydraulics, ex, 235.30; Hradec Diesel, ex, 2817.56; Island Supply, ex, 369.58; Jason Hoefer Trucking, ex, 533.10; Jebro, ex, 17,727.93; JEO Consluting, ex, 15,426.00; Jonny Dodge, ex, 1631.46; Linda Kerkman, ex, 3000.00; Klabenes Construction, ex, 450.00; Kumm Gas, ex, 878.02; Martin Marietta Materials, ex, 733.01; Matteo Sand, ex, 314.31; Medical Enterprises, ex, 93.00; Midwest Service, ex, 3183.36; Mitteis Gravel, ex, 1496.88; Mr S’s, ex, 342.39; Nebr Safety Center, ex, 1400.00; Neligh Auto & Machine, ex, 54.45; Newman Traffic Signs, ex, 3114.63; Norfolk Works, ex, 13.00; Northern Materials, ex, 1228.48; OK Auto, ex, 26.12; OK Tire, ex, 20.00; Powerplan, ex, 55.69; Quality Iron, ex, 716.42; Rose Equip, ex, 1565.25; Royal One Stop, ex, 176.58; Schwarze Ind, ex, 64.21; Tyler Seda, ex, 600.00; Texaco, ex, 2156.81; The Station, ex, 462.42; Tinsley Grain, ex, 9591.60
FEDERAL GRANT FUND: Digital Ally, ex, 9600.00
HOMELAND SECURITY FUND: Jack’s Uniforms, ex, 461.68
BUILDING FUND: Berggren Architects, ex, 1299.63; Guarantee Roofing, ex, 345.25; David Schmitt, ex, 3463.00
WEED CONTROL FUND: Bomgaars, ex, 12.99; Neligh City, ut, 70.36; Creston Fert, ex, 615.90; Cubby’s, ex, 184.13; D&M Machinery, ex, 95.77; Elgin Review, ex, 51.00; Frontier Communications, ut, 114.81; Robert Hofacker, mlg, 13.26; Ed Jensen, mlg, 6.63; Lichtenberg Tire, ex, 12.00; NE Nebr Fire Service, ex, 36.00; Bruce Ofe, ex, 58.34; OK Tire, ex, 220.27; Orchard News, ex, 49.50; Source Gas, ut, 59.46; Chuck Thiemann, ex, 50.00; Van Diest Supply, ex, 2675.35; Verizon Wireless, ut, 53.58; David Willats, mlg, 30.60
GENERAL FUND PAYROLL: Total Wages, 62,155.00; WH, 7343.30; SS, 10,652.01; ST, 2234.28; Ameritas, ret, 9446.03; Ameritas, ins, 320.12; AFLAC, ins, 124.80; BC/BS, ins, 38,984.03; Colonial, ins, 3.25; Conseco, ins, 531.10; 1st Concord, ins, 346.00; Madison National Life, ins, 164.48; Mid, American Benefits, ex, 247.50
ROAD & BRIDGE PAYROLL: Total Wages, 40,731.07; WH, 3675.00; SS, 6839.84; ST, 1327.27; Ameritas, ret, 5405.52; Ameritas, ins, 266.16; AFLAC, ins, 298.49; BC/BS, ins, 20,812.19; Colonial, ins, 64.80; Conseco, ins, 24.90; Garnishment, 600.00; Madison National Life, ins, 90.74; Mid, American Benefits, ins, 120.00
WEED CONTROL PAYROLL: Total Wages, 6282.80; WH, 645.49; SS, 1044.83; ST, 201.58; Ameritas, ret, 705.46; Ameritas, ins, 25.92; BC/BS, ins, 1237.41; Conseco, ins, 36.40; Madison National Life, ins, 3.20; Mid, American Benefits, ins, 7.50
Discussed the Orchard Law Enforcement agreement.
Adopted the Local Emergency Operations Plan.
No action taken on the FEMA extension.
Reviewed the sheriff’s May fee report, the treasurers fund balance report and the miscellaneous fee report.
Set the NIRMA deductible.
Retained Morrow, Davies & Toelle as auditors for 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Tabled hiring a Highway Superintendent.
Authorized the County Clerk to advertise for bids on the Clearwater North Bridge project.
Antelope County Board of Supervisors
JERALD SCHWAGER /s/
Chairman of County Board
Attest: CAROLYN PEDERSEN /s/ Antelope County Clerk
Publish: June 22, 2011
ELGIN PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD
Regular June Meeting
Distance Learning Room, EPS
June 9, 2011, 7:30 PM
President Laurie Waterbury called the Regular June Board Meeting to order at 7:31 PM. Board members present were Laurie Waterbury, Kim Wells, Stan Heithoff, Ryan Reestman, and Bob Hoefer. Also present were Superintendent Steve Dennis, Principal Jimmy Feeney, Paula Jensen, Dennis Morgan, Barb Bode, Amy Selting, and Adam Patrick. Steve Heithoff arrived at 8:29 p.m.
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 Ryan Reestman second to approve the Consent Agenda: #5- Minutes of
Regular and Special Meeting, #6- Adopt the Agenda, #7- Financial Report, #8- Board Bills. Motion carried, vote 5-0.
Allied Ins., Board Expense, $100.00; AMH, Transportation, $90.00; Boone Co. Health Center, Transportation, $75.00; Elgin One Stop, Transportation, “$2,270.30“, SpEd Expense, $180.08, Instru Expense, $38.93; Embassy Suites, Title IID, $269.00; Gov. Connection, Title IID, $618.64; Grand Island Physical Therapy, SpEd Expense, $792.53; Haddock, Title IID, “$3,799.00“; Hadley-Braithwait, Maintenance, $54.95; Hank’s Front End Serv., Transportation, $114.95; Hillyard, Maintenance, $373.70; Island Supply & Welding Co., Instru Expense, $248.55; Jerry’s Feed, Maintenance, $13.00; “Mahnke, Gale”, Transportation, $7.50; Midwest Floor Spec., Maintenance, $679.30; NASB, Board Expense, $125.00; Neligh Flower Shop, Instru Expense, $70.50; Reimbursement, “$1,836.52“; School mate, Instru Expense, $712.80; Schumacher, Operation Plant, $72.50; Source Gas, Maintenance, $701.09; The Station, Transportation , $679.90; The Thompson Co., Maintenance, $21.82; Wanek Pharmacy, Health Expense, $242.76; Winner’s Circle, Instru Expense, $34.00
Total Board Bills: “$14,222.32“
June Payroll: “$178,694.07“
Total Board Bills/ Payroll: “$192,916.39“President Waterbury recognized visitors and asked if the patrons had any comments.
No board correspondence or committee reports were given.
In the principal’s report, Mr. Feeney gave a wrap-up of the spring activities and graduation. Nine girls have been selected for the Wolfpack cheer squad. The Wolfpack account has a positive balance at this time before supplies are purchased for the coming year. A tailgate fundraiser has been planned for Aug. 26 to support the wolfpack account. An upcoming event will be the alumni banquet in June.
Mr. Feeney gave a wrap-up of the teacher inservices regarding the book “A Framework for Understanding Poverty”. He described the results the teachers and administration will receive from the MAPS testing and how that will help in instructional strategies.
Special Recognition goes to Wolfpack State Track Qualifier: Madison Voborny
Wolfpack Golf Team State Qualifiers: Andrew Heithoff & Nick Heithoff; 1st at Neligh/Oakdale Inv; 2nd Place Finishes – Ewing Tour, Ewing Inv, Plainview Inv, NVC Tour, West Holt Inv & Niobrara Inv.
In action items, an increase in lunch prices was discussed. It was motioned by Kim Wells and second by Bob Hoefer to increase .05 on each student lunch price for grades K-12. Vote 5-0, motion carried. The lunch price for PreK-grade 6 will be $1.90 and the lunch price for grades 7-12 will be $2.15 for the 2011-12 school year.
Discussion was held on classified staff salaries for the 2011-12 school year. Reestman motioned and Stan Heithoff second to table this item until next month. All voted aye, motion carried.
Reestman motioned to go into closed session to discuss the Supt. evaluation for prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual, and if the individual has not requested a public meeting. Wells second the motion. President Waterbury restated the motion and the board all voted aye. Motion carried. The board went into closed session at 7:57 p.m.
The board returned to open session at 8:23 p.m. Hoefer moved to table the salary of administration at this time. Wells second. Vote 5-0, motion carried.
Stan Heithoff motioned to approve the 3-year contract for district auditor to Michael J. Pommer, CPA in the amount of $4800 for the 1st year, $5000 for the 2nd year, and $5200 for the 3rd year. Reestman second. All present voting aye, motion carried.
Steve Heithoff arrived at 8:29 p.m.
Reestman motioned and Wells second to approve the transportation report. Vote was 5 ayes, 0 nays, and Steve Heithoff abstained since he arrived in the middle of the discussion. Motion carried.
Steve Heithoff motioned and Hoefer second to approve disposal of excess supplies/equipment. Vote 6-0, motion carried. Supt. Dennis will run an ad in the newspaper to see if there is interest in purchasing these items.
Supt. Dennis reported on the Northern Tier mtg. that he had attended. They discussed the amount of instructional time that was lost due to testing and preparing to test. Some calendar dates were rearranged but the total days and hours were not affected. A new calendar will be presented to the board at a later time.
Elgin Public School lunch program is on the list for a review this fall and the food program will once again participate in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program at the Elementary level.
Supt. Dennis recommended that the school participate in the Check 4 Learning (C4L) offered by the NDE. This will enable teachers to assess students on the state standards at point in instruction and see how they are progressing in their mastery of the standards. Adjustments in instruction can be made at the time before the summative NeSA tests are given in the spring.
Title 1 Schoolwide Plan Self-Review was submitted and no additional information is needed. A portion of the parent survey results were distributed and members were reminded about the upcoming school finance workshop with Neligh being a receiving site for the workshop.
An invitation from the Goldenrod Conference was received and a summer maintenance update was given. A budget preliminary review will be available as we get closer to the end of the fiscal year.
Wells motion and Reestman second to enter closed session to discuss staff negotiations and for the protection of the public interest. President Waterbury restated the motion and the board all voted aye. Motion carried. The board went into closed session at 8:56 p.m. The board returned to open session at 10:15 p.m. and Hoefer motioned and Stan Heithoff second to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried, vote 6-0. Meeting adjourned at 10:16 p.m.
The next regular meeting will be July 14, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. in the Distance Learning Room.
Kim Wells, 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: June 22, 2011
By Dennis L. Morgan
I’ve seen many things, some were once in a lifetime moments, others were probably things I wish I had never seen, so very little surprises me nowadays.
But, every once in a great while, something happens which you least expect. In the span of 48 hours, two such moments happened. One made feel old, the other made me feel young again.
On Friday night, my wife and I hosted a dinner party of sorts for the four young men and women who were the leaders of Totus Tuus at St. Boniface Catholic Church last week. We were just one of a number of others who provided meals during their stay here in Elgin. The leader was 27 or 28, the others 19 or 20. So, I expected they would be here an hour, maybe two before going back to where they were staying. After all, it had been a long week and, by the look of the girls’ eyes, a tiring one.
Earlier, Lynell had asked around and found out that they had eaten burgers, brats and pizza. So, she decided to prepare a sit-down meal of chicken spaghetti, garlic bread and garden salad and, for dessert, blackberry pie. Thank goodness, Lynell prepared the full recipe because the boys finished it off. They were hungry, real hungry.
Each shared a bit of their life story, where they were from and where they hope to go. But one’s story was different from the rest. They wanted to know about newspapers and some of the stories I have covered through the years. I told them about a triple homicide which occurred in Beatrice and I mentioned an intern there at the time. Dan perked up when I mentioned her name, and then I mentioned her married name. It turned out she was his mother.
I haven’t seen Susan Szalewski in more than 20 years, she now works at the Omaha World-Herald, but we’ve stayed in touch via Facebook. Now, in my family room, was her son, the second of nine children in the family.
The moment made me feel old. Here was the the second child of the girl who I helped get her first job out of J-School.
You always wonder what happened to people you knew well a long time ago. While we had connected on Facebook, those conversations were ‘general’ in nature. From what I saw and learned Friday night, she has raised quite a family. He will do well. And, if I can be so bold, the future of the Church is in good hands with these young people.
As for feeling ‘young again,’ that happened Saturday night at the Viaero Great American Comedy Festival held at the Johnny Carson Theatre in Norfolk.
This marked the fourth year and we’ve been able to attend the finals the last three years. The comedians are first rate. This year’s event featured host Louie Anderson and a special presentation, the first Johnny Carson Comedy Legend Award presentation. Receiving the award was Iowa native Cloris Leachman. Now in her 80s, she continues to appear on television. She is perhaps best known for playing the nosy, self-centered and manipulative landlady Phyllis Lindstrom on the 1970s “Mary Tyler Moore” series.
But for us, the role we will always remember her best was that of Frau Bruker in “Young Frankenstein.” What made her scenes memorable was every time they would say her name, horses would whinny. Why? Bruker in German means glue and horses don’t like the word glue for obvious reasons.
Anyway, back to Saturday night, Leachman was suffering from laryngitis and struggled to speak during the award presentation. Yet, she gave a performance which won’t be forgotten. Just moments before the close of the show, she stood up and proceeded to ‘moon’ the audience. The sold-out theatre was abuzz.
It was something they would have never expected from a woman of her stature.
How did that make me feel ‘young’ again? Mooning is for the young. It’s not for the faint of heart and can cause a sudden outbreak of laughter and amusement. If not done correctly, mooning can cause the moonies to go into shock. Mooners, if they do it long enough, learn to say ‘no’ to ‘crack’ for the sake of public safety.
If there’s a sudden outbreak of adults ‘mooning’ in and around Norfolk in the coming days, we will all have Cloris to thank for that.
Another step has been taken by the Antelope County Board of Supervisors towards determining whether or not to move forward with a new county jail.
Meeting on Tuesday, June 14, the supervisors have asked Prochaska and Associates to attend the board’s July 5 meeting. At that time, they will provide supervisors with information as to the size and cost of a new county jail should a decision be made to go in that direction.
Antelope County Sheriff Bob Moore told the supervisors that the eight beds in the current jail have been full, forcing him to take prisoners to other area jails to be held.
Also during the meeting, supervisors decided to increase funding for the county’s libraries. Libraries in Elgin, Neligh, Tilden, Oakdale, Orchard, Brunswick and Clearwater will receive an increase in funding by $250 per library. It will mark the first funding increase from Antelope County dating back to 2006.
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Residents and travelers using Highway 14 through Elgin and Petersburg next week may encounter delays as work begins on resurfacing the highway within city limits.
According to Tony Tschirren, Nebraska Department of Roads-Neligh shop, work is scheduled to begin on the Petersburg section on Tuesday, June 28. Crews will move on up the highway and begin milling Elgin’s downtown section on Thursday, June 30. Tschirren said that drivers should anticipate some one-lane traffic and delays during the milling process. Once that is completed, within a couple of days, they will begin to re-lay the highway with asphalt. In Elgin, they are hoping to not block off parking during the process but may instead ask for people to parallel park temporarily. Each project is expected to be finished over the course of several days.