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Election Notice — Antelope County

January 26, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 


I, Carolyn Pedersen, Antelope County Clerk/Election Commissioner, hereby give notice of the offices to be filled by election that will appear on the 2012 Primary Election Ballot to be held May 15, 2012, in Antelope County, Nebraska, as per State Statute 32-601.  Notice is also given that the filing deadline for such offices are:  February 15, 2012 for incumbents and March 1, 2012, for non-incumbents.  An incumbent is anyone serving in an elective office, even if they are filing for an office other than the one in which they are presently serving, they are required to file by February 15, 2012.

Name of Offices for the Primary Election.  (Vote for one unless otherwise indicated):  PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES - 4 yr term; SENATORIAL OFFICE – U.S. Senator – 6 yr term; CONGRESSIONAL OFFICE – Representative in Congress - 3rd District - 2 yr term;  OTHER STATE OFFICES - NONPARTISAN - Member of Legislature District 41 – 4 yr term; Northeast Community College For Board of Governors - District 1 – 4 yr term; Northeast Community College For Board of Governors - At Large – 4 yr term; COUNTY - PARTISAN OFFICES - 4 yr term - County Supervisor Districts 2, 4 and 6; Delegates to County Convention – 2 yr term;  NONPARTISAN OFFICES - Antelope County Airport Authority Board Member – 6 yr term (Vote for up to Two); Antelope County Airport Authority Board Member – 4 yr term (Vote for One);  CITY OFFICES – City of Elgin – 4 yr term – Council Member Ward 1 (Vote for One), Council Member Ward 2 (Vote for One); City of Neligh – 4 yr term – Council Members At Large (Vote for up to Two); City of Tilden – 4 yr term – Council Members At Large (Vote for up to Three); ANTELOPE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS FOR BOARD MEMBER (Class III) (Vote for up to Three unless otherwise indicated) Clearwater Public School District 6 – 4 yr term; Orchard Public School District 49 – 4 yr term; Neligh/Oakdale Public School District 9 – 4 yr term; Elgin Public School District 18 - 4 yr term; OTHER SCHOOL DISTRICTS WITHIN ANTELOPE COUNTY (Class III) (Vote for up to Three unless otherwise indicated) Boone Central Schools District 1 – 4 yr term;  Plainview Public School District 5– 4 yr term; Creighton Public School District 13 – 4 yr term; Elkhorn Valley Public School District 80 – 4 yr term; Elkhorn Valley Public School District 80 – 2 yr term (Vote for One); NATURAL RESOURCE DISTRICT FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS – 4 yr term (Vote of One unless otherwise indicated) – Lower Elkhorn NRD-Subdistrict 1; Upper Elkhorn NRD-Subdistrict 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7.

Notice is also given that the 2012 General Election will be held on November 6, 2012 and the 2012 General Election filing deadlines are: July 16, 2012 for incumbents and August 1, 2012 for non-incumbents for the following list of offices: OTHER SCHOOL DISTRICTS WITHIN ANTELOPE COUNTY (Class II) Ewing Public School District 29 – 4 yr term (Vote for up to Three); PUBLIC POWER DISTRICTS FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS: 6 yr term -  North Central Public Power District-Subdivision 5 and 6 (Vote for One); Elkhorn Rural Public Power District-Subdivision 2 and 3; EDUCATIONAL SERVICE UNITS: Member of Educational Service Unit No. 8 District 4 – 4 yr term;  ANTELOPE COUNTY WEED CONTROL AUTHORITY – Rural member (Vote for up to Three) – 4 yr term; VILLAGE BOARDS – 4 yr term – (Vote for up to Three) Brunswick; (Vote for up to Two) – Clearwater, Oakdale, Orchard and Royal; JUDGES’ UP FOR RETENTION – as filed.

Contact the Antelope County Clerk’s office at 402-887-4410 if you have questions.

Dated this 19th day of January, 2012.

Carolyn Pedersen

Antelope County Clerk/Election Commissioner

Publish: January 25, 2012

Notice of Road Hearing — City of Elgin

January 26, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 


TO:   All residents of the City of Elgin, Nebraska, and to all others interested persons.

RE:   One and Six Year Street Improvement Plan

DATE:   February 6, 2012

TIME:   7:30 P.M.

LOCATION:   City Hall

This public notice is to inform all interested persons that the City of Elgin, Nebraska shall hold a public hearing at the City Hall on the 6th day of February, 2011 at 7:30 P.M.

The purpose of the hearing is to inform the public of the one and six year street improvement plan for the City of Elgin, to allow the city council to hear public testimony in favor of and/or against the proposed street improvement plan and to answer any questions in regards to the proposed plan.  A copy of the proposed one and six year plan is on file with the City Clerk, and is subject to the public review and comment.


City of Elgin, Nebraska

Mike Schmidt, Mayor


Vicki S. Miller, City Clerk

Publish: January 25, 2012

Proceedings — District #18 Board of Education

January 26, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 


Regular January Meeting

Distance Learning Room, EPS

January 12, 2012, 7:30 PM

President Waterbury called the regular January 2012 Meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.  Board members present were Ryan Reestman, Steve Heithoff, Kim Wells, Laurie Waterbury, Stan Heithoff, and Bob Hoefer.  Also present were Superintendent Steve Dennis, Principal Adam Patrick, Dennis Morgan, Paula Jensen, Carlie Wells, Amy Selting, Jeane Johnson, Julie Dwyer, Ray Payne, Peggy Payne, Tina Thiele-Blecher, and Deb Beckman.

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.

The meeting was turned over to Supt. Dennis, who called for a reorganization of the board.  Steve Heithoff nominated Laurie Waterbury for President, Stan Heithoff seconded the motion.  Ryan Reestman motioned that nominations cease and Kim Wells seconded.  Vote all ayes, motion carried.

President Waterbury then took over the meeting and asked for nominations for Vice President.  Wells nominated Steve Heithoff, Bob Hoefer seconded.  Stan made a motion that all nominations cease and Reestman seconded the motion.  Vote 6-0.  Motion carried.  Kim Wells was nominated for Secretary by Reestman and seconded by Steve Heithoff.  Stan Heithoff motioned to cease nominations and Hoefer seconded.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.  Hoefer then nominated Stan Heithoff as Treasurer and Reestman seconded.  Steve Heithoff motioned that all nominations cease and Kim Wells seconded.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.

Steve Heithoff then motioned and Ryan Reestman seconded to designate the Official Depository of Funds as the Bank of Elgin, the Legal Newspaper as the Elgin Review, the Bus Inspector as Jonny Dodge, and the Superintendent as the Official to Apply for and Receive Federal Funds and the District’s Non-discrimination Compliance Coordinator.  All voting aye, motion carried.

Stan Heithoff motioned and Ryan Reestman second to approve the Consent Agenda: #5- Minutes of Regular Meeting, #6- Adopt the Agenda, #7- Financial Report, #8- Board Bills. Motion carried, vote 6-0.

AgEdNet.com, Instru Expense, $369.00; AMH, Transportation, $90.00; Bigger Faster Stronger, Instru Expense, $24.95; CVA, Instru Expense, $45.78, Maintenance, $76.54, Business Expense, $3.59; CenturyLink, Instru Expense, “$4,688.09“; City of Elgin, Operation Plant, $520.50, Maintenance, $57.88; Contemporary Drama Serv., Extra-curricular, $50.18; Corner Service & Tire, Transportation, $71.63; Dean’s Market, Maintenance, $24.29, Instru Expense, $38.04, SpEd Expense, $24.11; Dramatic Publishing, Extra-curricular, $40.96; Eakes, Instru Expense, $541.97, Maintenance, $61.76; EBSCO, Instru Expense, $793.91; ESU #8, “$16,820.52“; Elgin One Stop, Transportation, “$2,272.30“, Instru Expense, $39.96; Elgin Review, Board Expense, $108.61, Business Expense, $443.14; Elite Office Products, Business Expense, $175.45, Instru Expense, $379.00; Floor Maint. & Supply, Maintenance, $86.25; Grand Island Physical Therapy, SpEd Expense, $523.28; Green Thumb Landscape, Maintenance, “$1,265.87“; Hadley-Braithwait, Maintenance, $290.65; Hampton Inn Kearney, Instru Expense, $169.90; Harding & Schultz, Board Expense, $555.38; Henn Electrical Serv., Maintenance, $116.00; Hiatt School Safety, Maintenance, $240.00; Hire Right, Transportation, $27.15; Hoefer Irrigation, Maintenance, $250.00; Island Supply & Welding Co., Instru Expense, $42.78; Midamerica Books, Instru Expense, $347.66; Mid-America Research Co., Maintenance, $146.50; Midwest Floor Specialists, Maintenance, $348.90; MSM Enterprises, SpEd Expense, $314.00; Natl. FFA, Extra-curricular, $100.00; NCSA, Principal Expense, $200.00; Onesource, Business Expense, $32.00; Pioneer Drama, Extra-curricular, $46.75; Protex, Operation Plant, $765.25, Reimbursement, $646.17; The Station, Transportation, $314.57; The Thompson Co., Maintenance, $183.68; Verizon Business, Business Expense, $152.55; Volkman Plumbing & Heating, Maintenance, “$1,264.25“; Wells Fargo, Supt. Expense, $32.93; Principal Expense, $259.95; Winners Circle, Extracurric. Expense, $15.80

Total Board Bills: “$36,500.38“

January Payroll: “$177,465.28“

Total Board Bills/ Payroll: “$213,965.66“

President Waterbury recognized visitors and asked if the patrons had any comments.

There were no Correspondence or Standing Committee reports.

Principal Patrick reported on the close of the 1st semester and that 54% of students in grades 7-12 were on an honor roll for 2nd quarter and semester.  He will be attending upcoming workshops on MAPS testing and Northern Tier MAPS Training.

Special Recognition was given to UNK Festival Choir:  Juliana Dunn & Ashlyn DeWald; UNK Women’s Choir:  Madison Voborny; NSAA Academic All-State:  Volleyball – Ashley Bode;  Football – Nicklaus Heithoff; Play Production – Ivy Prater & Hunter Thramer.

In action items, Reestman motioned and Wells seconded to recognize the Elgin Education Association as Exclusive Bargaining Agent for All Certificated Employees Whose Primary Function is to Teach as That Term is Defined in Section 79-101 (12) of the Nebraska Statutes and Excluding Persons Whose Employment Does Not Require a Teaching Certificate Issued by the Nebraska Department of Education such as, but not Limited to, Technical Coordinators, Speech Pathologists, School Psychologists, and Nurses for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 Contract Years.  All voted aye, motion carried.

Steve Heithoff motioned to approve Amendment to Board Policy 603.2.1, Curriculum Coordination Council Policy.  Hoefer seconded the motion.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.

Discussion was held on purchasing or leasing computers.  Since the information needed was in a later agenda item, the purchase action item was tabled until later in the meeting.

A presentation by staff members, Amy Selting and Jeane Johnson, provided information regarding 1:1 computer Initiative.  It outlined information on purchasing vs. leasing, estimated infrastructure expenses, and opportunities for the students involved in the initiative.  The board reviewed the information, asked questions, and asked the group to obtain more information.

The board revisited Action Item #14 for further discussion.  Reestman motioned and Stan Heithoff seconded the purchase of 12 laptop computers from Lenovo for the amount of $10,620.00.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.

Staff members, Tina Thiele-Blecher and Deb Beckman, presented a powerpoint regarding the need to offer Summer School for elementary students.  Possible schedules, data that supports the proposal, and estimates of expenses were presented.  The board requested that the group survey parents and get back to the board with the results.

Supt. Dennis gave the quarterly administrative report.  He reported on 1 to 1 Initiative and MAPS testing.  He reminded board members of upcoming deadlines to file for re-election and upcoming Board workshops.

Action item #19 was tabled until the board has a chance to compare the new Supt. & Board evaluation forms with the previous ones.  Board members are reminded to review the 2012 Board Goals.  The Board retreat was cancelled since the work was completed at their meeting with NASB on January 9th.

The Policy Committee presented the 400 Policy section with needed corrections or changes.  The policies will be presented with revisions at the February regular meeting.

Board members will discuss selection of interview questions for the Supt. candidates during the meeting with NASB representative on January 26, 2012.

Motion by Reestman, second by Hoefer to adjourn the meeting.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.  The meeting adjourned at 9:34 p.m.

The next meeting with NASB representatives will be January 26, 2012 at 5:45 p.m. at the EPS Distance Learning Room.  The following meeting with NASB will be February 8, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. with the regular board meeting at 8:00 PM at the EPS Distance Learning Room.

Respectfully submitted,

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: January 25, 2012

Notice of Meeting — Antelope County Board of Equalization

January 26, 2012 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 February 14, 2012 at 10:00 AM, for the purpose of approving/denying permissive exemptions for real estate, personal property and vehicles as well as tax list corrections and omitted property 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: January 25, 2012

Notice of Meetings — Antelope County Board of Supervisors

January 26, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 


Notice is hereby given that the County Board of Supervisor’s of Antelope County, Nebraska will hold meetings in the County Supervisor’s room in the Antelope County Courthouse Annex, Neligh, Nebraska on the following dates and times:

February 7, 2012 at 9:00 AM

February 14, 2012 at 8:00 AM

Meetings will be open 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 January 25, 2012

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