Published On: Wed, Jul 19th, 2017

Laurel Advocate Public Notices 7.19.17

MEETING NOTICE
The Cedar County Board of Commissioners will meet at 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 25, 2017, in the Commissioners’ Room in the Cedar County Courthouse.
Agenda is available in the County Clerk’s office.
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Laurel-Concord-Coleridge School
District #54
Public Notice
On July 19, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., a meeting conducted by Laurel-Concord-Coleridge School will take place at the LCC Learning Center, Laurel, NE.  The purpose of the meeting will be to provide an opportunity for parents and representatives of non-public schools to participate in the development of a plan for providing special education services to children with disabilities who attend non-public schools and home schools which are within the Laurel-Concord-Coleridge School District for the 2017-2018 school year.  Parents of a home-schooled child or a child attending a non-public school who has been or may be identified with a disability and attending a non-public school within the boundaries of Laurel-Concord-Coleridge School, are urged to attend.  If you have further questions pertaining to this meeting, please contact Mr. Klooz at 402-256-3133.
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NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
CONTRACT ID: 3226Y
FEDERAL PROJECT NO. NH-20-6(111) LOCATION: US-20, LAUREL NORTHEAST IN COUNTY:    CEDAR
The Nebraska Department of Roads will receive sealed bids in Room 104 of the Central Office Building at 1500 Hwy. 2 in Lincoln, until 1:30 PM on July 27, 2017. At that time the bids will be opened and read.
Plans, specifications, and additional letting information may be found at the Nebraska Department of Roads Web Site at http://roads.nebraska.gov/business-center/business-opp/hwy-bridge-lp/.
This project is funded under the Federal-Aid Highway Act, all appropriate Federal requirements will apply.
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NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Sealed bids will be received by the Cedar County Clerk until August 8, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. for the construction of a two (2) concrete box culverts and other related incidental work.  Bids will be opened at 11:00 a.m. and presented to the Board for consideration.  The project sites are located as follows: C-14(725) – on 873 Road between 574 Avenue and 575 Avenue in Cedar County, Nebraska; C-90(619) – on 579 Avenue between 846 Road and 847 Road in Wayne County, Nebraska.
The project is referred to as “STWD-CBMP(1); C-14(725) and C-90(619)” and shall include all labor, materials, transportation and equipment required for the construction of: C-14(725) – Triple 10’x8’x40’ concrete box culvert on a 0 degree skew; C-90(619) – Triple 12’x12’x40’ concrete box culvert on a 0 degree skew, and other related incidental work.
Copies of the Bid Documents and Specifications are open to public inspection at the office of the Cedar County Clerk, County Courthouse, Hartington, Nebraska 68739. A set of documents may be obtained from Mainelli Wagner & Associates, Inc. 6920 Van Dorn Street, Suite “A”, Lincoln, Nebraska 68506 (Phone:402-421-1717) for a non-refundable fee of $50.00.  All Bid Proposals must be submitted on the forms furnished with the Bid Documents.
The sealed bids may be mailed or delivered to the County Clerk of Cedar County, County Courthouse, P.O. Box 47, Hartington, Nebraska  68739, and should be plainly marked as, “Construction Bid Proposal – STWD-CBMP(1); C-14(725) and C-90(619)”.
Along with its Bid Proposal, each bidder shall submit an unconditional Bid Bond or Certified Check made payable to the Cedar County Treasurer, Cedar County, Nebraska, in an amount equal to five (5) percent of the total Bid Proposal.  Also, each bidder is to include an estimated time of beginning and completion for each project with their Bid Proposal. The desired completion date for all sites is May 1, 2018.  The successful bidder (i.e. Contractor) will be allowed seventy-five (75) calendar days for completion of each site after beginning work at that site.  Additional days due to weather may be granted at the discretion of the Engineer.
Within ten (10) days following the award of the Contract, the successful bidder shall furnish a surety bond or bonds in an amount equal to or greater than the full amount of the contract.  The surety and form of the bonds are subject to the acceptance by the Cedar County Board of Commissioners.
Cedar County, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Dept of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office of Secretary, Part 21, Nondiscrimination in Federally assisted programs of the Dept of Transportation issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all bidden that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, minority business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, sex, age and disability/handicap in consideration for award.
The Cedar County Board of Commissioners reserves the right to reject any and all bids or to waive any irregularities in bids received.  Award of the Contract will be in accordance with the County Purchasing Act’s competitive bidding considerations as set forth in Neb.Rev.Stat. §§ 23-3110 to 23-3114.  Cedar County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
David Dowling
Cedar County Clerk
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LAUREL-CONCORD-COLERIDGE SCHOOL DISTRICT #54
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Board Retreat
July 05, 2017 6:00 PM
LCC Board Room @ High School
Attendance Taken at 6:03 PM:
Present Board Members:
Carol Erwin
Jay Hall
Betty Jo Leapley
Samuel Recob
Tyler Specht
Dustin Thompson
John Wolfgram
Absent Board Members:
Robert Colwell
Steve Schutte
1. CALL MEETING TO ORDER
A Strategic Planning Workshop of the Board of Education of the Laurel-Concord-Coleridge School Board of Education was convened in the Board of Education Room, Laurel, Nebraska. The meeting notice was published in the June 28, 2017 issue of the Coleridge Blade and Laurel Advocate, posted at LCC Middle School-Coleridge, the Community Learning Center-Laurel, and on the school website. Said notice stated the purpose of the meeting was for discussion only. No board action would be taken and there would be no opportunity for public comment. Board members were sent notice. In addition to board members the following were present: Superintendent Randall Klooz, High School Principal Heath Johnson, and Marcia Herring-Director of Board Development from the Nebraska Association of School Boards (NASB).  There were visitors present. The meeting was duly called to order by Vice President Hall at 6:03 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.
2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA AND CHANGES TO AGENDA
Motion Passed:  Motion to approve the agenda as presented passed with a motion by Betty Jo Leapley and a second by John Wolfgram.
7 Yeas – 0 Nays.
Robert Colwell, Absent
Carol Erwin, Yes
Jay Hall, Yes
Betty Jo Leapley, Yes
Samuel Recob, Yes
Steve Schutte, Absent
Tyler Specht, Yes
Dustin Thompson, Yes
John Wolfgram, Yes
3. EXCUSE ABSENT BOARD MEMBER(S)
Discussion:
No action was taken to excuse absent board members.
4. DISCUSSION ITEMS
Discussion:
There was no official action taken on any discussion item.
4.1. NASB Community Engagement
Discussion:
Vice President Hall turned the meeting over to facilitator Marcia Herring. The points the Board prioritized from the Community Engagement, Business Leaders Engagement, Student Engagement, and Staff Engagement meetings held earlier this year were discussed. Herring lead the discussion to have the board members and administrators further prioritize items from the results presented. Board member Robert Colwell arrived at 6:20 p.m.
4.2. Discuss LCC board goals/vision.
Discussion:
The priorities identified by the Board and administration were communication, curriculum, ethics, and long-range and short-range planning.  The Board and administration will work to develop measurable goals for each priority.
5. ADJOURN
Workshop adjourned at 8:58 p.m.
Cedar County School District #54
Submitted by:
Betty Jo Leapley
Secretary of the Board
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LAUREL-CONCORD-COLERIDGE SCHOOL
DISTRICT #54
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Regular Monthly Meeting (MS)
July 10, 2017 7:00 PM
BOARD ROOM @ LCC
MIDDLE SCHOOL
Attendance Taken at 7:00 PM:
Present Board Members:
Robert Colwell
Carol Erwin
Jay Hall
Betty Jo Leapley
Samuel Recob
Steve Schutte
Tyler Specht
Dustin Thompson
John Wolfgram
I. CALL MEETING TO ORDER
The meeting was convened in the Board Room at Laurel-Concord-Coleridge School, Coleridge, Nebraska. The meeting notice was published in the July 5, 2017 issue of the Coleridge Blade and the 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, High School Principal/Activities Director Heath Johnson, and Middle School Principal Jay Vance. Members of the public were present. The meeting was duly called to order by President Schutte at 7:00 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.
II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA AND CHANGES TO AGENDA
Motion Passed:  Motion to approve the agenda as provided passed with a motion by John Wolfgram and a second by Jay Hall.
9 Yeas – 0 Nays.
Robert Colwell, Yes
Carol Erwin, Yes
Jay Hall, Yes
Betty Jo Leapley, Yes
Samuel Recob, Yes
Steve Schutte, Yes
Tyler Specht, Yes
Dustin Thompson, Yes
John Wolfgram, Yes
III. CONSENT AGENDA
Motion Passed:  Motion to approve consent agenda items including minutes of the June 12, 2017 Regular Meeting, June 12, 2017 Special Hearings, and July 5, 2017 Board Retreat; Treasurer reports; the General Fund bills in the amount of $211,214.39; the Cooperative Fund bills in the amount of $27,530.00; and the projected payroll of $422,444.99 passed with a motion by Betty Jo Leapley and a second by John Wolfgram.
8 Yeas – 0 Nays – 1 Abstained.
Robert Colwell, Abstain
Carol Erwin, Yes
Jay Hall, Yes
Betty Jo Leapley, Yes
Samuel Recob, Yes
Steve Schutte, Yes
Tyler Specht, Yes
Dustin Thompson, Yes
John Wolfgram, Yes
Discussion:
Board member Colwell abstained from the vote due to a check in the claims payable to his business R.C. Fit.
IV. EXCUSE ABSENT BOARD MEMBERS
Discussion:
All members were present.
V. PUBLIC COMMENT
Discussion:
No member of the public signed in to address the board.
VI. INFORMATION AND PROPOSALS
VI.1. PRINCIPALS’ REPORTS
Discussion:
Principal Vance explained how Edivate, a large online video source, can be use in our district. Principal/Activities Director Johnson reported that LCC will host ALICE Training (a safety process) on May 31 and June 1, 2018.  LCC will receive 5 free seats for hosting.  Blackboard APP will be utilized to improve communication with the public.  The work is continuing on the staff professional development calendar.  The locker room storage area work is in progress.  Mr. Johnson asked for board input on hiring an Athletic Trainer for Football and more.  He will update the Board at the next meeting.  He shared a picture with the Board of the new golf bags for boys and girls varsity golf.  The LCC High School Activities Boosters donated funds to cover half the cost of the bags.
VI.2. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT
Discussion:
Superintendent Klooz provided the Census Reports.  The three sections of the Middle School gym floor were sold at public auction on July 8th during the Tractor/Truck Pull in Coleridge.  The center court section went to Rod Benson for $125, the Coleridge section went to Jeff Ebberson for $450, and the Bulldogs section went to Marlin Papenhausen for $575.  Thank you was expressed to the Coleridge Community Club, Brian Eddie, and Rod Benson for their help with the auction.  Appreciation was expressed to auctioneer Ben Vanderheiden for providing his services to sell the pieces.  Superintendent Klooz also expressed our thanks to the Coleridge Fire Department for responding to the dumpster fire in front of the middle school.
VI.3. BOARD COMMITTEE REPORTS
Discussion:
Building Committee reported on the cement work, Capital Forecasting, track update, chiller update, middle school gym floor, and security updates. Policy Committee met with the administration to work on proposed updates that were sent to all board members.  The Finance Committee reported they are looking at long range forecasting, changes in valuations, and a line item budget that reflects the respective buildings.  Negotiations Committee and the Finance Committees had met individually to work on the proposed classified staff pay schedule.  Curriculum Committee has met with the administration and guidance counselor to discuss the use of the senior work release program, programs of study, and engaging parents.  A thank you note was read from Bernice Maxwell for her retirement gift and the coffee.
VII. ACTION ITEMS
VII.1. Consider, discuss and take necessary action with regard to first reading of the following board policies–1200, 3131, 3240, 3410, 3570, 3571, 4003, 4028, 5001, 5003, 5004, 5006, 5148, 5202z, 5413, 5416, 5418, 6800, 8130, and 9330.
Motion Passed:  Motion to approve the first reading of the following board policies–1200, 3131, 3240, 3410, 3570, 3571, 4003, 4028, 5001, 5003, 5004, 5006, 5148, 5202z, 5413, 5416, 5418, 6800, 8130, and 9330 passed with a motion by Betty Jo  Leapley  and a second by Jay Hall.
9 Yeas – 0 Nays.
Robert Colwell, Yes
Carol Erwin, Yes
Jay Hall, Yes
Betty Jo Leapley, Yes
Samuel Recob, YesSteve Schutte, Yes
Tyler Specht, Yes
Dustin Thompson, Yes
John Wolfgram, Yes
VII.2. Consider, discuss, and take necessary action to approve breakfast/lunch prices for 2017-18 school year.
Motion Passed:  Motion to approve the breakfast/lunch prices for 2017-18 school year at: EC-4th grade breakfast-$1.60, lunch-$2.50; Middle School breakfast-$2.10, lunch-$2.85; High School breakfast-$2.10, lunch-$2.85; and Adults breakfast $3.00, lunch-$4.00 passed with a motion by Dustin Thompson and a second by John Wolfgram.
9 Yeas – 0 Nays.
Robert Colwell, Yes
Carol Erwin, Yes
Jay Hall, Yes
Betty Jo Leapley, Yes
Samuel Recob, Yes
Steve Schutte, Yes
Tyler Specht, Yes
Dustin Thompson, Yes
John Wolfgram, Yes
VII.3. Consider, discuss and take necessary action with regard to Handbooks for the 2017-18 school year.
Motion Passed:  Motion to approve the 2017-18 Classified Staff Handbook, Student-Parent Handbook, Teacher Handbook, Activity Handbook, and Staff Forms after removing the Power of Attorney form from the Activity Handbook passed with a motion by Jay Hall and a second by Betty Jo Leapley.
9 Yeas – 0 Nays.
Robert Colwell, Yes
Carol Erwin, Yes
Jay Hall, Yes
Betty Jo Leapley, Yes
Samuel Recob, Yes
Steve Schutte, Yes
Tyler Specht, Yes
Dustin Thompson, Yes
John Wolfgram, Yes
Discussion:
Superintendent Klooz will check options to the Power of Attorney form and the Board will revisit the options next month.
VII.4. Consider, discuss and take necessary action with regard to purchasing volleyball net system.
Motion Passed:  Motion to approve the purchase of a volleyball net system from Sports Imports in the amount of $11,424.10 passed with a motion by Dustin Thompson and a second by Jay Hall.
9 Yeas – 0 Nays.
Robert Colwell, Yes
Carol Erwin, Yes
Jay Hall, Yes
Betty Jo Leapley, Yes
Samuel Recob, Yes
Steve Schutte, Yes
Tyler Specht, Yes
Dustin Thompson, Yes
John Wolfgram, Yes
VII.5. Consider, discuss and take necessary action with regard to Dana F. Cole & Company as Laurel-Concord-Coleridge School’s Auditor.
Motion Passed:  Motion to approve an agreement with Dana F. Cole & Company as Laurel-Concord-Coleridge School’s Auditor passed with a motion by John Wolfgram and a second by Samuel Recob.
9 Yeas – 0 Nays.
Robert Colwell, Yes
Carol Erwin, Yes
Jay Hall, Yes
Betty Jo Leapley, Yes
Samuel Recob, Yes
Steve Schutte, Yes
Tyler Specht, Yes
Dustin Thompson, Yes
John Wolfgram, Yes
Discussion:
The cost last year was $10,500 and the cost this year should be comparable.
VII.6. Consider, discuss and take necessary action with regard to Classified Employee’s salaries for the 2017-2018 school year.
Motion Passed:  Motion to approve a 3% raise to the classified employees’ salaries for the 2017-2018 school year passed with a motion by Jay Hall and a second by John Wolfgram.
9 Yeas – 0 Nays.
Robert Colwell, Yes
Carol Erwin, Yes
Jay Hall, Yes
Betty Jo Leapley, Yes
Samuel Recob, Yes
Steve Schutte, Yes
Tyler Specht, Yes
Dustin Thompson, Yes
John Wolfgram, Yes
VIII. DISCUSSION ITEMS
Discussion:
No action was taken on any discussion item.
VIII.1. Discussion regarding 1100-Community Use of School Facilities, 5406-Surveillance and Searches, 6121-Curriculum Review Cycle and 8231-Coffee Act.
Discussion:
Superintendent Klooz and the respective board committees will continue work on these policies to bring back to the board.
VIII.2. Discussion from the school board retreat with regard to the NASB Community Engagement process.
Discussion:
Four topics that the school board will focus on when updating board goals are:  Communication, Curriculum, Planning, and Ethics.  Discipline is another area that will receive some attention.  The Board used the information they gathered from the NASB Community Engagement meetings to decide what areas to focus on.
VIII.3. Discussion regarding LCC Pride!
Discussion:
Many items discussed at the meeting reflected LCC Pride.  Mr. Johnson shared that Volleyball Coach Julie Kvols expressed her appreciation for the board support to purchase the new volleyball net system.
IX. ADJOURN
Board members were reminded of the NASB Open Meetings Law Workshop in Norfolk on July 20.  President Schutte adjourned the meeting at 8:59 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, 13,653.36; ACCO BRANDS USA LLC, 179.68; ANDERSON’S, 19.98; APPLAUSE LEARNING RESOURCES, INC., 68.85; ARAMARK UNIFORM SERVICES, 150.88; ARBOR SCIENTIFIC, 73.74; AT&T, 84.04; BLACK HILLS ENERGY, 400.00; BLACK HILLS ENERGY, 175.00; BLACK HILLS ENERGY, 225.00; BLICK ART MATERIALS, 1,327.32; BLOCK PROPERTIES, LLC, 61.00; BRENTHAVEN, 638.03; BRIGHT SOLUTIONS, 649.90; BROWN & SAENGER, Inc., 421.27; BSN SPORTS, LLC, 128.41; CARHART LUMBER – HARTINGTON, 209.92; CARLEX, 107.80; CEDAR-KNOX PPD, 2,069.83; CENGAGE LEARNING, 327.25; CENTENNIAL SALES, 1,217.94; CENTURYLINK, 353.75; CHEMSEARCH, 151.86; CITY OF LAUREL, 3,599.87; COMMITTEE FOR CHILDREN, 2,259.00; COMMON CURRICULUM, 5,700.00; COMPUTERS ETC, 131.54; CONSOLIDATED BUSINESS PRODUCTS, 1,720.88; CROWN GLOBAL CONSULTING LLC, 3,775.00; D & D LAWNCARE, 1,300.00; DEMCO, 17.02; DIFFERENT ROADS TO LEARNING, 968.08; EDLEADER21, LLC, 4,000.00; EDUCATION SERVICE UNIT ONE, 62,505.39; EDUCATIONAL  INNOVATIONS, 96.69; EDUCATIONAL SERVICE UNIT #1, 3,671.74; JOSEPH ELLIS, 64.20; ENTERPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES, LLC, 388.00; ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, INC., 45.00; ESU #3, 90.00; ESU COORDINATING COUNCIL, 851.21; FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES BY MARRIOTT, 299.85; FAITH REGIONAL PHYSICIAN SERVICES, 100.00; FLINN SCIENTIFIC INC, 208.70; GARY’S FOODTOWN, 9.23; GENERAL FUND PETTY CASH, 303.20; GENESIS INC., 81.99; GILL HAULING, INC., 120.00; GOPHER, 1,552.47; GRIZZLY INDUSTRIAL, INC, 375.89; H2O 4 U, 8.87; HALDEMAN-HOMME/ANDERSON-LADD, 27,229.00; HANSEN BROTHERS PARTS & SERVICE, INC., 75.48; HEFNER OIL & FEED CO. INC, 928.98; INSECT LORE, 41.90; JOSTEN’S, 15.98; KAPLAN EARLY LEARNING COMPANY, 281.45; LORI KLOOZ, 51.36; RANDALL KLOOZ, 458.34; LACKAS SERVICE, 594.54; LAKESHORE LEARNING MATERIALS, 26.98; LAUREL FEED & GRAIN, 16.00; LAUREL TRUE VALUE, 437.08; LEARNING RESOURCES, 26.94; THE LIBRARY STORE, INC., 111.15; MAGNATAG VISIBLE SYSTEMS, 766.78; MARCO INC, 1,407.53; MATHESON TRI-GAS INC, 1,933.50; MCGRAW-HILL SCHOOL EDUCATION LLC, 834.86; MENARDS OF NORFOLK, 104.70; MENARD’S OF SIOUX CITY, 50.28; NATIONAL ART & SCHOOL SUPPLIES, INC., 1,407.21; NEBR COUNCIL OF SCHOOL ADMIN, 354.00; NEBRASKA ASSOCIA SCHOOL BOARDS    , 450.00; NEBRASKA LINK, 5,160.00; KIMBERLY NELSON, 75.44; NORTHEAST NEBR TEACHER ACADEMY, 1,000.00; NORTHEAST NEBRASKA NEWS COMPANY, 1,454.69; NORTHEAST NEBRASKA TELEPHONE CO., 367.33; ORIENTAL TRADING COMPANY, INC., 311.55; OVERHEAD DOOR CO. OF NORFOLK, 28.25; PAPER101, 5,075.06; PAXTON/PATTERSON LLC, 1,005.80; PEARSON MOTOR COMPANY, 90.00; PERFECTION LEARNING, 30.45; PITNEY BOWES INC, 150.00; PITSCO, 2,284.64; PLAN SERVICES, 100.00; PLUMBING & ELECTRIC SERVICE, INC., 184.40; PRESTO-X, 45.02; PYRAMID SCHOOL PRODUCTS, 3,163.61; QUILL CORPORATION, 334.00; R.C. FIT, 2,200.50; RASMUSSEN MECHANICAL SERVICES INC., 9,234.44; REALLY GOOD STUFF, INC., 186.39; RESERVE ACCOUNT, 400.00; ROCHESTER 100 INC., 250.00; S & S WORLDWIDE, INC., 31.85; SAFETY VISION, 360.60; SCHOLASTIC INC., 1,221.66; SCHOOL CHECK IN, 445.50; SCHOOL NURSE SUPPLY, INC., 850.94; SCHOOL SCIENCE BOARDS, 82.34; SCIENCE FIRST LLC, 50.75; SIMPLEXGRINNELL LP, 689.00; SMARTSIGN, 192.00; SOUTH CENTRAL COLLEGE, 2,600.00; SPRINT, 45.32; STAPLES ADVANTAGE, 1,175.48; SUPPLYWORKS, 4,804.88; SYNOVIA, SOLUTIONS, 318.00; TEACHER CREATED RESOURCES, 23.95; TEACHER’S DISCOVERY, 164.36; TRI STATE SEW & VAC, INC, 1,409.60; TROXELL COMMUNICATIONS, 444.44; U S TOY COMPANY/CONSTRUCTIVE PLAYTHINGS, 272.52; U.S. CELLULAR, 132.65; US GAMES, 455.77; USPS 68727, 196.00; VILLAGE OF COLERIDGE, 142.55; VOGT’S FINE CLEANERS, 361.00; WARD’S SCIENCE, 127.11; WAYNE HERALD/MORNING SHOPPER, 48.00; DIANE WEMHOFF, 400.00; WEX BANK, 867.15; WYNOT PUBLIC SCHOOLS, 5,000.00; ZANER BLOSER, INC., 626.73; General Fund Total: 211,214.39
COOPERATIVE FUND
HALDEMAN-HOMME/ANDERSON-LADD, 27,229.00; MARCO INC, 301.00; Cooperative Fund Total: 27,530.00
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CITY OF LAUREL
MEETING MINUTES
July 10, 2017
Mayor Mark Patefield called the Council meeting to order at 6:01 P.M. Roll Call: Knudsen, Garber, Johnson.  Absent – Koch.  Administrator Mark McCoy, Clerk Carlson and Attorney Holloway were also present.
The Open Meetings Act was posted and acknowledged. Notice of the meeting was published in the Laurel Advocate and posted in three public places. The agenda was on file at the Clerk’s office and kept continually current. Advance notice of the agenda & meeting were given to the Mayor & Council.
Knudsen made a motion, Garber second to approve the June minutes as presented. Roll Call Vote: Aye – Garber, Johnson, Knudsen. Absent – Koch. Motion carried.
Knudsen made a motion, Johnson second to approve the June claims.
June, 2017
GENERAL: City Clerk/Treasurer… 39145.60; Assistant Clerk… 14.01; Mayor… 500.00; Senior Citizens Manager… 900.00; EFTPS… 1477.44; Ne Dept of Rev… 138.09; Leaf… 101.95; Aflac… 59.88; United Healthcare… 3290.47; Monson/Holloway… 541.50; ABB… 212.77; Black Hills Energy… 869.88; Electric… 26.26; Pitney Bowes… 145.53; Y&Y Lawn Service… 115.00; Aramark… 270.00; Business Card… 49.41; Lackas Service… 511.92; One Office Solution… 59.91; Principle Financial Group… 34.20; Quill… 228.94; Gary’s Foodtown… 6.25; Laurel Advocate… 69.34
PUBLIC WORKS: City Administrator… 65,790.40; Sewer Dept… 19.74; Electric Lineman… 23.74; City Council Members… 250.00; EFTPS… 3244.56; NE Dept. of Rev… 5249.09; Aflac… 148.08; United Healthcare… 3386.55; Electric Rev. Bond Series (2015)… 12360.00; Gen. OBL. VP Bond Series 2016 Acct… 5571.25; Monson & Holloway… 885.50; ABB… 133.41; CKPPD… 40936.92; Corner Mart… 125.87; Dept of Energy… 4841.66; Electric… 1844.44; Hansen Brothers Parts & Service… 1935.42; Laurel True Value… 219.42; L.J. Mallatt… 817.50; Midwest Labs… 263.50; Physical Therapy Clinic… 686.74; Scott’s Automotive… 439.63; Y&Y Lawn Service… 1055.00; Timothy P. Hansen/RVOC Trust… 1973.90; Aramark… 1777.58; Black Hills Energy… 8.29; Business Card… 18.03; Kriz-Davis Co… 1099.52; Nebraska Public Health Env… 51.00; Principal Financial Group… 51.30; R&M Repair… 2493.68; CPS… 30.00; J. Farias… 11.08; J. Hunter… 126.39; D. Skovbo… 32.95; U.S. Cellular… 60.63; Farmer’s Pride… 178.35; Gary’s Foodtown… 44.71
PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY: Sanitation Dept… 10.44 – 20.08; Police Chief… 49,316.80; Police Assistant… 15.30; EFTPS… 2284.95; NE Dept of Rev… 329.26; Aflac… 235.32; United Healthcare… 1342.51; ABB… 38.60; Corner Mart… 319.22; EMS Billing Service… 975.06; Electric… 57.85; Faith Regional… 677.74; Laurel True Value… 9.99; Physical Therapy Clinic… 19.00; Verizon… 150.31; Aramark… 209.79; Prinicipal Financial Group… 34.20; U.S. Cellular… 60.63; Farmer’s Pride… 178.35; Hansen Brothers Parts & Service… 135.00; Laurel Advocate… 44.00
CULTURAL & RECREATION: Seasonal Maintenance… 9.00 – 10.50; Lifeguards… 9.00 – 9.40; Pool Managers… 9.20 – 11.20; EFTPS… 2236.51; NE Dept of Rev… 182.25; Mahaska… 105.00; Black Hills Energy… 1245.86; Corner Mart… 45.83; Electric… 119.46; Hansen Brothers Parts & Service… 45.01; Hawkins… 1956.16; Laurel True Value… 243.74; Laurel Welding… 619.68; Schwans… 320.12; A. Stanley… 185.00; The Parts House… 75.91; Y&Y Lawn Service… 2360.00; Business Card… 126.78; Hawkins… 1220.55; B. Kardell… 186.38; Lackas Service… 56.35; R&M Repair… 2493.67; Grossenburg Impl… 55.75; Gary’s Foodtown… 167.36
PUBLIC BUILDINGS: Janitor… 13.53; EFTPS… 33.04;  NE Dept of Rev… .55; Black Hill Energy… 60.28; Electric… 171.28; Laurel True Value… 2.59; Lackas Service… 361.80; Gary’s Foodtown… 5.96
PHYSICAL THERAPY CLINIC: Security Bank… 1500.00; CKPPD… 1000.00; Monson & Holloway… 437.00
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Ec. Dev. Coordinator… 39,977.60; EFTPS… 881.46; NE Dept of Rev… 120.71; United Healthcare… 20.00; ABB… 32.65; Business Card… 80.36; Principal Financial Group… 17.10; Gary’s Foodtown… 40.95; Laurel Advocate… 347.88
NW IND PARK: J.P. Morgan/Chase NYC… 3056.25
Roll Call Vote: Aye – Garber, Johnson, Knudsen. Absent – Koch. Motion carried.
The Public Hearing on the Redevelopment Plan Amendment for real estate – part of the NE1/4SE1/4 of Section 5-28N-R3E was postponed and set for Tuesday, July 25th at 8:00 A.M.
At 6:05, Mayor Patefield opened the Public Hearing regarding the application for Community Development Block Grant.  “The City of Laurel is requesting $16,000 in CDBG funds for a Downtown Revitalization Planning Grant of which $13,000 will be used for planning activities and $3,000 will be used for general administration of the grant. All funds will be utilized to minimize a designated Slum & Blighted area (redevelopment area). The City of Laurel will provide a minimum of $7,000 or (35%) in matching funds.  The total project budget will be $23,000.”  With no public comment, Mayor Patefield closed the hearing @ 6:08 P.M.
Johnson made a motion, Knudsen second to approve Resolution #2017-335 reaffirming Resolution #213 (2007). Roll Call Vote: Aye – Knudsen, Garber, Johnson.  Absent – Koch. Motion carried.    Johnson made a motion, Knudsen second to authorize the Mayor to sign the DTR planning grant application.  Roll call vote: Aye – Johnson, Knudsen, Garber.  Absent – Koch.  Motion carried. Jan Merrill with NENEDD stated that this is phase 1 of a 2 part grant.
Heather Eagle reported for the Hillcrest Care Center. There are 28 in the Nursing Home and 6 in the Assisted Living.  They had a loss of $13613.30 for the month.  Assisted living rooms were approved to be used as Nursing Home Rooms (single occupancy).  Logan Garber will be attending the Hillcrest Care Center Board meetings as a representative of the City Council.
Hillcrest Colonial Manor report was included in the Council packets.
Police Chief, Ron Lundahl reported for the Police Dept.  The June monthly summary is as follows:  1 fix it ticket, 8 warnings, 2 parking tickets, 1 accident,  3 animal complaints,  3 outside assists, 3 open doors, 4  citizen complaints, 2 funeral  traffic, 220 building checks, 1 nuisance vehicle,  1 suspicious person, 1 disturbance. The police car traveled 548 miles.  Fireworks went well this year. Two complaints were received over the 4th of July holiday.
Luke Virgil reported for Ec. Development.  T & H Meat Co. & Fine Spirits grand opening went well. Ag days was another successful celebration. Virgil wanted to thank the Chamber, businesses and individuals who volunteered throughout Ag Days to ensure that the weekend went smoothly.   The CCCFF Planning Grant application was approved.
Knudsen made a motion, Garber second to approve 2 welcome signs (estimated cost & grant application) as presented with the option of adding stone if able to raise the money privately.  Roll Call Vote: Aye – Garber, Johnson Knudsen.  Absent – Koch.  Motion carried.   The signs will be purchased from Love Signs. One will be located at US Hwy 20/Walnut Street and one will be located at NE Hwy 15/Spruce Street.  The total cost is $11,456.62 with a possible CCCTB grant of $2500.00 with the estimated expense at $8945.62.  $10,000 was allotted in this year’s City Budget for the signs.
Kevin Nordby reported for the CRA.   The CRA approved the Redevelopment Plan Amendment need for TIF capture on T & H Meat Co & Fine Spirits (100 N Hwy 20).  They approved the welcome sign to be placed by Deerfield Truck and Equipment and reviewed a lease draft for the Old Medical Clinic.
No reports from the Library Board, Laurel Rescue Squad or Laurel Recreation Board.
Knudsen made a motion, Johnson second for the Mayor or City Clerk or City Administrator (Positional) to be authorized as the signer of any City of Laurel direct bank accounts.  Roll Call Vote: Aye – Knudsen, Garber, Johnson.  Absent – Koch.  Motion carried.
The Council reviewed three building permits. 1) Leland Carson – 30’x15’ addition to house 2) Dave York – Methodist Parsonage – 20’x35’ fence 3) LCC School – Concrete replacement and expansion including underground drainage in back of school – Options 1-2-3.   Johnson made a motion, Garber second to approve the three building permits.  Roll Call Vote: Aye – Knudsen, Garber, Johnson.  Absent – Koch.  Motion carried.
The Council reviewed Adm. McCoy’s report.  The wells are pumping 380,000 gallons per day.  The water tower was inspected on Saturday.  The City needs to think about repainting the inside of the water tower over the next few years.
At 6:36 P.M., Knudsen made a motion, Johnson second to adjourn.  Roll Call Vote: Aye – Garber, Johnson, Knudsen. Absent – Koch.  Motion carried.
The next regularly scheduled Council Meeting will be held Monday, August 14th @ 6:00 P.M.
Victoria Carlson
Laurel City Clerk
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NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION
Notice is hereby given that Security Bank Holdings, LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska.  The address of the designated office is 202 E. 2nd Street, Laurel, Nebraska 68745.  The initial agent for service of process and the agent’s address is Keith Knudsen, 202 E. 2nd Street, Laurel, Nebraska 68745.
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