NOTICE OF MEETING OF COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AS A COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION OF ANTELOPE COUNTY, NEBRASKA
Notice is hereby given that the County Board of Supervisors of Antelope County, Nebraska will hold a County Board of Equalization meeting in the County Supervisor’s room in the Antelope County Courthouse annex in Neligh, Nebraska on October 2nd, 2012 at 9:00 AM for the purpose of setting tax rates for the county, schools and other governmental entities; approving tax rates set by various governmental entities and those certified by other counties; for approving tax list corrections and various other items that may need to be addressed. Said meeting will be open to the public. An agenda for the meeting, kept continuously current, is available for public inspection at the Antelope County Clerk’s office.
Publish: September 19, 2012
INVITATION FOR BIDS
The County of Antelope, Nebraska, will receive sealed bids until October 9, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. Local Time, at the Office of Antelope County Clerk. All bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at the County Board Meeting on October 9, 2012. These bids are for furnishing labor, materials, and performing all necessary work for construction of the project entitled “516th Avenue Roadway Improvements (2012), Royal, Nebraska – Antelope County”.
The project is briefly described as follows:
Base Bid: The project work shall consist of furnishing all labor, materials, and equipment for construction of 516th Avenue from Highway 20 south to a point approximately one-third of one mile. Improvements include grading, culverts, culvert extensions, paving, pavement markings, signing, erosion control and other incidental work as described in the plans and specifications for a complete and operational system.
Alternate Bid: The alternate bid will consist of paving and pavement markings for the portion of the project approximately 1,000 feet south of the new entrance to the Central Valley Ag facility. The grading and erosion control for this segment will be still be included as part of the Base Bid.
Envelopes containing the bids shall be sealed and must be accompanied by a Certified Check or Bidder’s Bond in an amount of not less than five percent of the amount bid. The check(s) or bond(s) shall be made payable to Antelope County Treasurer, as security that the bidder(s) to whom the award(s) are made will enter into contract to build the improvements bid upon and furnish the required bonds and insurance.
The envelopes containing bids shall be marked as follows:
Attn: Carolyn Pedersen (Clerk)
Proposal For: “516th Avenue Roadway Improvements (2012), Royal, NE – Antelope County”
Bids Received: October 9, 2012, 10:00 a.m. Local Time
501 Main Street, Neligh, NE 68756
Plans and specifications may be obtained from the office of the Engineer, Olsson Associates, 1111 Lincoln Mall, Lincoln, Nebraska 68508, for a nonrefundable charge of $50.00. Unsuccessful bidders are requested to return the plans and specifications.
The Engineer is Olsson Associates and all communication relative to the work prior to the opening of bids shall be directed to Dan Carey (402-474-6311). The Engineers address is 1111 Lincoln Mall, Suite 111, Lincoln, Nebraska 68508.
The successful bidder shall supply a Performance Bond and a Payment Bond executed by a corporate surety licensed in the State of Nebraska in an amount equal to 100 percent of the contract price as part of his/her contract.
Antelope County reserves the right to accept any bid which it deems most advantageous to the County, and to reject any or all bids submitted and to hold as many bids as it desires for consideration for a period of thirty (30) days after the bids are open.
By order of County Board, Antelope County, Nebraska.
LEROY KERKMAN, County Board Chairman
ATTEST: CAROLYN PEDERSEN
Publish: September 19, 26 and October 3, 2012
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ELGIN, NE TO SET WAGES FOR EMPLOYEES OF THE CITY OF ELGIN, REPEALING THOSE ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT: AND PRESCRIBING THE TIME WHEN THIS ORDINANCE SHALL TAKE EFFECT: BE IT ORDAINED BY THE MAYOR AND COUNCILMEN OF THE CITY OF ELGIN THAT:
MAYOR………500.00 PER YEAR
………………..300.00 PER YEAR
…………….2081.99 PER MONTH
STREET & UTILITIES SUPER-INTENDENT…16.12 PER HOUR
…………………14.92 PER HOUR
PART TIME SUMMER EMPLO-YEES………………………BASE WAGE OF MINIMUM WAGE
……………..780.00 PER MONTH
ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN…BASE WAGE OF MINIMUM WAGE
………….8.00 – 8.50 PER HOUR
……………BASE RATE OF $8.50
LIFEGUARD………………BASE WAGE OF MINIMUM WAGE
SECTION 2. THAT ALL ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH ARE HEREBY REPEALED.
SECTION 3. THIS ORDINANCE SHALL BE IN FULL FORCE AND TAKE EFFECT UPON THE
FIRST DAY OF THE FISCAL YEAR.
MIKE SCHMITT, MAYOR
VICKI S. MILLER, CITY CLERK
DATED THIS 6th day of September, 2012.
Publish: September 19, 2012
ELGIN CITY COUNCIL
September 6, 2012
The Elgin City Council met in regular session on Thursday, September 6, 2012, 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. Council members present were Shirley Nissen, Don Mackel, Jim Kittelson and Kenny Jochum.
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:
• August regular meeting, treasurer’s report, transaction report, and paying the claims
GENERAL: ERPPD, se, 292.43; Great Plains Communications, se, 50.34; Fitzgerald, Vetter & Temple, se, 595.46; Alan Reicks, se, 50.00; Prudential, retirement, 547.79; USTreasury, tax, 3740.19; APPEARA, su, 38.40; Elgin Review, se, 174.37; Dean’s Market, su, 28.72; Elgin Insurance Services, ins, 1276.00; Elgin Pharmacy, su, 74.40; Eakes Office Plus, su, 65.46; A & M Contracting, rprs, 6901.00; Source Gas, se, 62.94; Bank of Elgin, ins, 1433.40; Bank of Elgin, loan, 500.00 ; Payroll, 1850.32
SALES TAX: To General; $2008.43
STREET: ERPPD, se, 1509.75; Elgin One Stop, su, 537.37; Verizonwireless, su, 19.39; Bank of Elgin, loan, 875.05; Source Gas, se, 24.03; ; The Station, se, 13.56 ; Elgin Auto Parts, su, 69.51; Beckman Lumber, su, 25.17; Precision Repair, se, 535.46; Bomgaars, su, 115.84; Zee Medical, su, 17.95—Michael Todd, su, 1141.92; Jerry’s Feed, su, 42.44; Payroll, 1447.20
WATER: ERPPD, se, 1856.63; NE Dept. of Revenue, tax, 1401.33; Verizonwireless, su, 19.40; Great Plains Communications, se, 49.52; US Post Office, su, 10.40 ; Great Plains One; Call Service, se, 6.57, ; Colleen Heithoff Account, return, 75.00; USA Bluebook, su, 522.74; Dean’s Market, su, 7.74; Barco, su, 4493.44; Maguire Iron, se, 1194.80; League of Municipalities, dues, 181.00; Payroll, 2109.38
SEWER: ERPPD, se, 1153.81; NE Department of Revenue, tax, 687.52; Great Plains Communications, se, 44.88; Dean’s Market, su, 1.50; Midwest Labs, se, 151.01; Great Plains One; Call Service, se, 6.56; League of Municipalities, dues, 181.00; To Sewer Replacement, 3400.00 ; Payroll, 806.73
FIRE: ERPPD, se, 144.01; Great Plains Communications, se, 51.07; APPEARA, su, 38.40; Source Gas, se, 46.57; Craft Inc, per contract, 54100.35; Elgin Rural Fire Board, refund, 967.00; EVFD, allot, 2300.00
POLICE: Antelope Co Sheriff, se, 2640.00; Safe; N; Secure, su, 1324.00
TRASH PICKUP/RECYCLING: Bud’s Sanitary Service, se, 4520.25; Betty Moser, rent, 100.00; R. Henn, ex, 6.81; NE Dept. of Revenue, fee, 25.00; Payroll, 67.94
POOL: ERPPD, se, 785.86; Source Gas, se, 216.59; Dept of Revenue, tax, 92.33; Payroll, 5765.76
PARK: ERPPD, se, 207.22; Bomgaars, su, 155.18; Dept of Revenue, tax, 20.03 ; Payroll, 247.95
LIBRARY: ERPPD, se, 99.82; Source Gas, se, 37.35; Amazon, bks, 50.15 ; Great Plains Communication, se, 94.64; Library Overstocks, bks, 185.01; Northeast Library System, class, 20.00; Payroll, 943.84
YOUTH: ERPPD, se, 63.42
• Selling the City lot located at 301 Maple to Larry Anderson for $4,000.00.
• Application for payment #4 from Crafts Inc. for $54,100.35 and Change Order #1.
• Set November 5, 2012 for public hearing regarding possible rate increase and plan of action for State
• Special Designated Permit for the EKG Tailgate October 6, 2012
• Inter-local Agreement between Antelope County and the Elgin Library
• Sending a letter of support for the Prairie Breeze Wind Energy project to ERPPD
• Building Permits for Kenny Jochum and Bryan Jensen
• Paying roof repair claims during this fiscal year
• 3% wage increase for City Clerk, Utilities Superintendent and Assistant Maintenance
• Suspending the reading of Ordinance 632 on three different days
• Ordinance 632, an wage ordinance
• Sending a donation to Rural Water Association for their help in the rate study
• Budget Hearing: Approved additional 1% increase and 2012-2013 Budget
• Special Hearing: Approved Resolution 2012-2, setting the property tax request at $132,000.00
• Amending the budget hearing: Amending the 2011-2012 budget due because of increased expenditures, due to hail storm damage and fire building increased costs
Discussions were held:
• Water Study present by City Engineer John Zwingman
• Possible financial assistance through the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to replace water meters
• Investigate locations for a new water well due to arsenic levels
• Look for someone to clean bathrooms
• City Attorney drafting an ordinance amending Ordinance 525
• Attorney’s Report-Sent letter regarding expenses for property cleanup
• Insurance coverage through the fire department
• Estimated cost of ground rubber for playground $33,253.54
• Sandblasting of playground equipment
• Next regular meeting will be held on October 1, 2012
Meeting adjourned at 9:30 p.m.
Publish: September 19, 2012
On Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Antelope County Sheriff’s Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription and over-the-counter drugs.
Bring your medications for disposal to the Antelope County Sheriff’s Office at 205 East 6th Street, Neligh, NE. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
Last April, Americans turned in 552,161 pounds – 276 tons – of drugs at nearly 5600 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4300 state and local law enforcement partners. Over 5400 pounds came from Nebraska. In four previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners took in over 1.5 million pounds – 775 tons – of medications. Almost 15,000 pounds (7.5 tons) came from Nebraska.
This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that lanquish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.
In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods of disposing of unused medicines – flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash – both pose potential safety and health hazards.