Published On: Wed, Oct 19th, 2016

Laurel Advocate Public Notices 10.19.16

Meeting Notice
The Cedar County Board of Commissioners will meet at 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, in the Commissioners’ Room in the Cedar County Courthouse.
Agenda is available in the County Clerk’s office.
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NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Sealed bids will be received by the Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR)  Operations Division, 5001 So 14th St., Lincoln NE, 68512 until 3:00 P.M. CT on October 21, 2016.  Bids will be publicly opened and read for Janitorial Services for Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR).
An optional attendance pre-proposal conference/facility walk-through will be held at NDOR District 3 Hartington Maintenance/Construction Building #34601, 215 Industrial Road, Hartington, NE on October 18, 2016, 9:00 A.M. CT.
Those interested in bidding on this proposal may obtain a copy of the Short Form Bid Proposal at the NDOR web site at: http://www.transportation.nebraska.gov/operations/procure/nonprequalified.htm
If any questions, please send an e-mail to: DOR.OperationsProcurement@nebraska.gov   or call (402) 479-4356.
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LAUREL-CONCORD-COLERIDGE SCHOOL DISTRICT #54
Regular Monthly Meeting (MS)
October 10, 2016 7:00 PM
DISTANCE LEARNING ROOM @ LCC MIDDLE SCHOOL
Attendance Taken at 7:02 PM:
Present Board Members: Richard Brandow, Robert Colwell, Carol Erwin, Jay Hall, Betty Jo Leapley, Marlin Papenhausen, John Wolfgram
Absent Board Members: Brian Holcomb, Steve Schutte
I. CALL MEETING TO ORDER
The regular meeting was convened at 7:02 p.m. in the Board of Education Room at Laurel-Concord-Coleridge Middle School, Coleridge, Nebraska. The meeting notice was published in the October 5, 2016 issue of the Coleridge Blade and Laurel Advocate, posted at the Community Learning Center-Laurel and LCC Middle School-Coleridge, and posted on the school web site. Said notice stated the agenda is readily available for public inspection at the Superintendent’s office during normal business hours. Board members were emailed notice. In addition to board members the following were present: Superintendent Randall Klooz and Elementary Principal Heath Johnson. High School Principal Jay Vance arrived at 7:29 p.m.  Elementary Principal was unable to attend. Members of the public were present. Everyone joined in the pledge of allegiance to the flag. Attention was directed to a current copy of the Nebraska Open Meeting Act posted in the room.
II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA AND CHANGES TO AGENDA
Motion Passed:  Motion to approve the agenda as provided passed with a motion by Richard Brandow and a second by Marlin Papenhausen.
7 Yeas – 0 Nays.
Richard Brandow, Yes
Robert Colwell, Yes
Carol Erwin, Yes
Jay Hall, Yes
Brian Holcomb, Absent
Betty Jo Leapley, Yes
Marlin Papenhausen, Yes
Steve Schutte, Absent
John Wolfgram, Yes
III. CONSENT AGENDA
Motion Passed:  Motion to approve consent agenda items including minutes of the September 12, 2016 Budget Hearing, Levy Setting Hearing, and Regular Meeting; Treasurer reports; the General Fund bills in the amount of $107,260.49; the Cooperative Fund bill in the amount of $301.00; and the projected payroll of $475,458.48 passed with a motion by Betty Jo Leapley and a second by John Wolfgram.
7 Yeas – 0 Nays.
Richard Brandow, Yes
Robert Colwell, Yes
Carol Erwin, Yes
Jay Hall, Yes
Brian Holcomb, Absent
Betty Jo Leapley, Yes
Marlin Papenhausen, Yes
Steve Schutte, Absent
John Wolfgram, Yes
IV. EXCUSE ABSENT BOARD MEMBERS
Discussion:
No action was taken to excuse absent board members.
V. PUBLIC COMMENT
Discussion:
No member of the public requested to address the board.
VI. INFORMATION AND PROPOSALS
VI.1. PRINCIPALS’ REPORTS
Discussion:
Elementary Principal Johnson reported on possible changes for the preschool for 2017-2018; gave an update on the Synovia/safety vision program in the buses; and reported attendance at elementary parent/teacher conferences was 95% with other parents contacted. High School Principal Vance reported on activities; continued work on AdvancEd; provided board members with the requirements for National Honor Society; and reported 40% attendance at parent/teacher conference with progress reports mailed to other parents. Superintendent Klooz reviewed Middle School Principal Vanderheiden’s report with the board.  The report included selection of 2 students from each grade fifth through eighth for the Principal’s Council; work has begun with the middle school math teachers to select a new math series; permission was received from North Platte Public Schools to adapt their SAT forms and process to meet LCC needs; and the middle school had a 49% attendance at parent/teacher conferences with the other progress reports sent home.
VI.2. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT
Discussion:
Superintendent Klooz reported on the district enrollment numbers; the NSAA enrollment numbers; Annual Emergency Safety Plan including the Nebraska Department of Education has adopted new standards and upcoming training; the search has begun locally for 2 cars to replace 3 of our current cars; update on teacher negotiations; a committee of alumni representing the Laurel, Concord, and Coleridge former districts has met to tour at both buildings and begin planning areas for alumni recognition in both buildings; updated information on replacing the recently damaged chiller and presented the possibility of air conditioning in the new gym at this time; bids are being received to replace the gym floor at the middle school; and reminded board members of upcoming meetings for the entryway project.  Entryway project bids will be opened as advertised on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.  A special board meeting is be scheduled on Thursday, November 3rd to review and approve bids.
VI.3. BOARD COMMITTEE REPORTS
Discussion:
The Nebraska Association of School Boards (NASB), Board of Directors and staff, recognized the Laurel-Concord-Coleridge School Board of Education as a 2016 President’s Award recipient during the Norfolk Region Meeting on Wednesday, September 21, 2016.  This award of distinction recognizes the board’s collective volunteer time and commitment to education.  The criteria for this award requires that all board members participate in learning opportunities to grow in their governance role by attending education workshops and conferences, conduct a leadership/district goal planning annual retreat, and share in the legislative advocacy for public education.  The Laurel-Concord-Coleridge School Board is one of seven boards from across the State of Nebraska receiving the 2016 award.
VII. ACTION ITEMS
VII.1. Consider, discuss and take all necessary action with regard to hiring a custodian.
Motion Passed:  Motion to hire Laurie Wayman as a custodian passed with a motion by John Wolfgram and a second by Richard Brandow.
7 Yeas – 0 Nays.
Richard Brandow, Yes
Robert Colwell, Yes
Carol Erwin, Yes
Jay Hall, Yes
Brian Holcomb, Absent
Betty Jo Leapley, Yes
Marlin Papenhausen, Yes
Steve Schutte, Absent
John Wolfgram, Yes
VII.2. Consider, discuss and take necessary action with regard to appointing a delegate assembly representative.
Motion Passed:  Motion to appoint Betty Jo Leapley as the Board’s NASB delegate assembly representative passed with a motion by Richard Brandow and a second by Marlin Papenhausen.
7 Yeas – 0 Nays.
Richard Brandow, Yes
Robert Colwell, Yes
Carol Erwin, Yes
Jay Hall, Yes
Brian Holcomb, Absent
Betty Jo Leapley, Yes
Marlin Papenhausen, Yes
Steve Schutte, Absent
John Wolfgram, Yes
VII.3. Consider, discuss and take necessary action with regard to the District Multicultural report.
Motion Passed:  Motion to approve the District Multicultural report as presented passed with a motion by Marlin Papenhausen and a second by John Wolfgram.
7 Yeas – 0 Nays.
Richard Brandow, Yes
Robert Colwell, Yes
Carol Erwin, Yes
Jay Hall, Yes
Brian Holcomb, Absent
Betty Jo Leapley, Yes
Marlin Papenhausen, Yes
Steve Schutte, Absent
John Wolfgram, Yes
VII.4. Consider, discuss and take necessary action with regard to entering an exclusive contract with Coca-Cola.
Discussion:
Motion by Richard Brandow to enter into an exclusive contract with Coca-Cola. No second to the motion was made. No action was taken and the motion died.
VIII. DISCUSSION ITEMS
VIII.1. Discuss the Teacher Incentive Plan for 2016-2017 school year
Discussion:
There are no changes to the Teacher Incentive Plan for 2016-2017 at this time.
VIII.2. Discuss NASB Community Engagement
Discussion:
Possible dates for NASB Community Engagement were discussed.  Meetings on Thursday, November 10 would be held with students, business leaders and community members.  Meetings with staff would be held on a professional development day on Tuesday, January 3.
VIII.3. Discussion about installing gates for recess
Discussion:
Gates will be installed on the playground for student safety.  These gates will be latched during preschool recess.
IX. ADJOURN
Meeting adjourned at 8:25 p.m.
Cedar County School
District #54
Submitted by:
Betty Jo Leapley
Secretary of the Board
Laurel-Concord-Coleridge School District 54
General Fund:
CARDMEMBER SERVICE, 5,043.73; APPEARA, 131.20; ARAMARK UNIFORM SERVICES, 101.18; SHANNON ARDUSER, 65.00; AT&T, 171.81; B & B STORAGE, 61.00; CARHART LUMBER – HARTINGTON, 51.99; CARHART LUMBER CO-WAYNE, 29.95; CARLSON WEST POVONDRA ARCHITECTS, 4,665.59; CASEY ROOFING LLC, 24,275.00; CEDAR-KNOX PPD 3,454.20; CENTURYLINK, 354.06; CHEMSEARCH, 151.86; CITY OF LAUREL, 10,738.78; CORNER MART, 2,467.54; D & D LAWNCARE, 1,300.00; DECKER EQUIPMENT, 941.49; EDUCATIONAL SERVICE UNIT #1, 400.00; JOSEPH ELLIS, 51.84; FAITH REGIONAL PHYSICIAN SERVICES, 300.00; MICHAEL FORSBERG, 103.68; VERNEAL GADE, 8.50; GARY’S FOODTOWN, 125.38; GENERAL FUND PETTY CASH, 70.00; GILL HAULING, INC., 120.00; GROSSENBURG IMPLEMENT OF HARTINGTON, 209.61; H2O 4 U, 94.49; Gaylene Hallman, 40.01; HANSEN BROTHERS PARTS & SERVICE, INC., 1,031.75; HEFNER OIL & FEED CO. INC, 1,095.17; HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS-FREMONT, 144.95; JOHNSON HARDWARE COMPANY, 1,470.08; KARDELL’S AUTO, 96.94; KEITH FISCUS TRENCHING, 35.00; KEN’S MARKET, 67.52; LORI KLOOZ, 162.00; RANDALL KLOOZ, 467.34; KRUSE TRUE VALUE, 40.92; LACKAS SERVICE, 8,761.55; LAUREL SAND & GRAVEL, 111.00; LAUREL TRUE VALUE, 243.80; MARCO INC, 1,072.92; MARCO INC, 1,636.56; MATHESON TRI-GAS INC
512.84; NEBR COUNCIL OF SCHOOL ADMIN, 785.00; NEBRASKA ASSOCIA SCHOOL BOARDS, 648.00; KIMBERLY NELSON, 7.50; NICHOLSON & ASSOCIATES, 161.25; NICHOLSON & ASSOCIATES RANDOM DEPT, 50.00; NORTHEAST NEBRASKA INSURANCE, 1,275.00; NORTHEAST NEBRASKA NEWS COMPANY, 1,723.52; NORTHEAST NEBRASKA TELEPHONE, 305.69; ONE SOURCE, 339.00; BRITNI PATTERSON, 115.00; PEARSON EDUCATION INC, 42.74; PERMA-BOUND BOOKS, 1,369.57; PERRY, GUTHERY, HAASE & GESSFORD, 4,293.00; PRESTO-X, 45.02; PROVIDENCE MEDICAL CENTER, 1,500.00; QUILL CORPORATION, 93.57; RASMUSSEN MECHANICAL SERVICES INC., 4,212.33; REGA ENGINEERING GROUP, INC., 4,500.00; RESERVE ACCOUNT, 400.00; ROSETTA STONE LTD., 2,515.00; SCHOLASTIC INC., 89.00; SCHOOL OUTFITTERS, 337.31; SCHOOL SPECIALTY INC, 413.78; SOURCEGAS, LLC, 170.52; SOURCEGAS, LLC, 189.00; SPRINT, 101.50; SUPPLYWORKS 1,849.57; SYNOVIA SOLUTIONS, 318.00; TIME MANAGMENT SYSTEMS, 742.50; U.S. CELLULAR, 147.27; SHARON VAN CLEAVE, 12.96; TIMOTHY VANDERHEIDEN, 2,000.00; VILLAGE OF COLERIDGE, 159.65; WAKEFIELD COMMUNITY SCHOOL, 1,600.00; WARD’S SCIENCE, 150.99; WAYNE HERALD/MORNING SHOPPER, 157.50; WEX BANK, 1,112.52; WORLD BOOK, INC., 849.00; Total: 107,260.49
Cooperative Fund:
MARCO INC, 301.00; Total: 301.00
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