Published On: Wed, Nov 9th, 2016

Laurel Advocate Public Notices 11.9.16

In the County Court of Cedar County, Nebraska
Estate of Richard D. Ebmeier, Deceased
Estate No. PR15-38
Notice is hereby given that a final account and report of administration and a Petition for complete settlement, probate of Will, determination of heirs, and determination of inheritance tax have been filed and are set for hearing in the County Court of Cedar County, Nebraska, located at P.O. Box 695, Hartington, Nebraska, on Nov. 30, 16 at 2:30 p.m.
John Ebmeier
116 South Pleasant St
Pierce, NE 68767
Personal Representative
Bruce D. Curtiss
(Bar I.D. # 15041)
P.C., L.L.O.
317 West Locust
Plainview, NE 68769
Tel: (402) 582-3838
Fax: (402) 582-3938
The Board of Education of the Laurel-Concord-Coleridge School will meet in regular session on Monday, November 14, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. at the Learning Center Distance Learning Room (Boardroom), LCC School, Laurel, NE. An agenda for the meeting, which shall be kept continually current, is readily available for public inspection at the Superintendent’s office during normal business hours.
Laurel-Concord-Coleridge School
Randall Klooz
Special Meeting (HS)
November 03, 2016 6:00 PM
Attendance Taken at 6:00 PM:
Present Board Members:
Richard Brandow
Robert Colwell
Carol Erwin
Jay Hall
Brian Holcomb
Betty Jo Leapley
Steve Schutte
Absent Board Members:
Marlin Papenhausen
John Wolfgram
A Special Meeting of the Laurel-Concord-Coleridge School Board of Education was convened in the Board of Education Room at LCC School at Laurel, Nebraska. The meeting notice was published in the October 26, 2016 issue of the Coleridge Blade and Laurel Advocate, Post Office-Coleridge, LCC Middle School-Coleridge, the Community Learning Center-Laurel, and posted on the school website. Said notice stated the purpose of the meeting was to approve bids related to the security renovation project. An agenda for such meeting, kept continuously current, is available at the Office of the Superintendent. Board members were emailed notice. In addition to board members, the following were present: Superintendent Randall Klooz, Elementary Principal Heath Johnson, Middle School Principal Tim Vanderheiden, High School Principal Jay Vance, and Jon Carlson with Carlson West Povondra Architects. Members of the public were present. The meeting was duly called to order by President Hall at 6:00 p.m. 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.
Motion Passed: Motion to approve the agenda as provided passed with a motion by Richard Brandow and a second by Robert Colwell.
7 Yeas – 0 Nays.
Richard Brandow Yes
Robert Colwell Yes
Carol Erwin Yes
Jay Hall Yes
Brian Holcomb Yes
Betty Jo Leapley Yes
Marlin Papenhausen Absent
Steve Schutte Yes
John Wolfgram Absent
No member of the public requested to address the board.
Board member Marlin Papenhausen arrived at 6:37 p.m.
IV.1. Consider, discuss and take necessary action with regard to security renovation project bids.
Motion Passed: Motion to approve the Base Bid of $475,500 with Alternate No.1 of $7,400 for a total bid in the amount of $482,900 from Fauss Construction, Inc. for the security renovation project passed with a motion by Richard Brandow and a second by Brian Holcomb.
7 Yeas – 1 Nays.
Richard Brandow Yes
Robert Colwell Yes
Carol Erwin Yes
Jay Hall Yes
Brian Holcomb Yes
Betty Jo Leapley Yes
Marlin Papenhausen Yes
Steve Schutte No
John Wolfgram Absent
As advertised in the October 5, 2016 edition of the Coleridge Blade and Laurel Advocate, bids for the Security Renovation Project were received until 2:00 p.m. on October 25, 2016. At that time the bids were publicly opened in the Board of Education Room at the LCC School-Laurel. Bids were received from Fauss Construction, Inc. of Hooper, OCC Builders, LLC of Wayne, and RaDec Construction Co. of Hartington for the project. A representative of each company was present when Jon Carlson with Carlson West Povondra Architects opened the bids. Board members were emailed tabulations of the bids for review, and board members were provided contact information for Mr. Carlson if they had any questions prior to the November 3rd Special Meeting. Mr. Carlson answered questions from the board members before action was taken on the bids.
Meeting adjourned at 6:47 p.m.
Cedar County School District #54
Submitted by:
Betty Jo Leapley
Secretary of the Board
NH-20-6(105) Belden – Laurel; C.N. 31342
The Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR) is currently soliciting public input on proposed improvements of U.S. Highway 20 (US-20) in Cedar County.
Identified as Belden – Laurel, the proposed project would resurface about 6.87 miles of US-20, starting approximately 1.17 miles west of the western corporate limits of Belden, at mile marker (MM) 384.47, and extending east to MM 391.30, approximately 0.24 miles east of the western corporate limts of Laurel and 0.03 miles west of the intersection with the connecting road to Nebraska Highway 15 (N-15). The proposed project is in the Village of Belden, from MM 385.64 to MM 385.96, and in the City of Laurel, from MM 391.06 to MM 391.30. The proposed project would also remove and replace the existing bridge over Middle Logan Creek.
The purpose of this proposed project is to preserve the US-20 transportation asset, improve the reliability of the transportation system and perpetuate the mobility of the traveling public. The need for this proposed project is based on the current conditions of the roadway and bridges.
The planned construction would consist of performing concrete repairs on the underlying roadway, milling the existing asphalt roadway, and resurfacing with asphalt. The existing asphalt shoulder would be milled or recycled into the subgrade, and resurfaced with asphalt. The bridge over Middle Logan Creek (Structure Number S020 38797) would receive partial depth deck repairs, asphalt overlay with membrane and replacement of expansion joints. The bridge over Middle Logan Creek (Structure Number S020 38968) would be removed and replaced; a portion of the pavement adjacent to the bridge would be removed and reconstructed. Additional improvements include guardrail, culvert, and curb inlets work.
This project would require the acquisition of additional property rights including new right-of-way (ROW), and temporary easements (TE) for construction throughout the project area.  Access to adjacent properties would be maintained during construction but may be limited at times due to phasing requirements.  Wetland impacts are anticipated and would be mitigated at a local wetlands bank.
Construction could begin as early as spring of 2018 and be complete by the winter of the same year.  Construction within the corporate limits of Laurel would not occur during the weekend of, or the week preceding, the Laurel Q125 Celebration. A portion of the proposed project would be constructed under traffic with lane closures controlled with approved temporary traffic control; however, the proposed bridge replacement over Middle Logan Creek, at approximately MM 389.68, would require detouring US-20 traffic.  A short-term designated detour would be provided, utilizing Nebraska Highway 57 (N-57), Nebraska Highway 59 (N-59), and Nebraska Highway 15 (N-15). Details of detour routes will be made available upon request. NDOR is planning to use accelerated bridge construction techniques to reduce the time of the bridge reconstruction.

The public is being encouraged to make suggestions or express concerns regarding this proposed project. Materials can be provided in alternative languages or formats.  Comments will be collected through December 9, 2016.  Written comments or requests should be submitted to:  Sarah Kugler, Public Involvement Coordinator, Nebraska Department of Roads, P.O. Box 94759, Lincoln, NE  68509-4759;; voice telephone (402) 479-4871; fax (402) 479-3989.
Information regarding the proposed project will be made available on the NDOR website at by clicking on the “Belden – Laurel” link.  For those without internet access, information may be obtained through the contact above or at NDOR Headquarters, 1500 Hwy 2, Lincoln, NE.  For further information, contact Kevin Domogalla, NDOR District Three Engineer, (402) 370-3470,