Published On: Fri, Aug 21st, 2015

Laurel Advocate Public Notices 8.19.15

MEETING NOTICE

The Cedar County Board of Commissioners will meet at 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in the Commissioners’ Room in the Cedar County Courthouse.

Agenda is available in the County Clerk’s office.

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CEDAR

COUNTY COMMISSION

Minutes

July 14, 2015

The Cedar County Commissioners met in the Boardroom of the Cedar County Courthouse at 8:30 am and the meeting was called to order as advertised, with Jerry Wiese, David McGregor and Terry Pinkelman answering roll call. Also present County Clerk David Dowling. Chairman Pinkelman stated the open meetings laws are posted on the wall for public inspection.

Motion was made by McGregor and seconded by Wiese to approve the agenda. Motion carried with a 3 to 0 vote. Motion was made by McGregor and seconded by Pinkelman to approve the minutes from the last meeting. Motion carried with a 3 to 0 vote.

Road Supt., Carla Schmidt presented one underground permit for district one approval and presented information on an up-coming department of roads workshop if anyone is interested. Carla also presented an informational packet for each district on fracture critical bridges in each respective district.

Zoning Administrator, Dave Sudbeck presented information on the variance board meeting they had last night. Sudbeck stated the board voted to approve a 50 foot variance to allow him to build a 70 x 120 building along the road right of way. Motion was made by Pinkelman and seconded by McGregor to approve the variance as requested. Motion carried with a 3 to 0 vote. Sudbeck then stated he has some weed complaints that he is working on and is also working on couple other building permits.

Laurie Kathol and Karen Bonneau representing the Cedar County Historical Society met with the board to discuss budgeting for the next fiscal year and presented information showing what has to be accomplished and also what has been done with the organization. A request for $13,000.00 to operate the society for the next fiscal year, which would help replace lights that are needed in the exhibit building. The request was $11,000.00 last year and the additional would be for lighting repair.

Janet Wiechelman met to discuss renewing the contract with the department of Health and Human Services in Lincoln. Motion was made by McGregor and seconded by Wiese to approve a one year contract with Health and Human Services. Motion carried with a 3 to 0 vote.

Gary Van Meter, Community Development leader for the City of Randolph gave a presentation on a water shed project. Gary asked that the Cedar County Board of Commissioners consider supporting the efforts of the City of Randolph and the Lower Elkhorn NRD in developing this water shed protecting land downstream in Cedar County.

Mary Rose Pinkelman, Cedar County Transit System manager met with the board to discuss operations with the Cedar County Transit System. Mary Rose stated the board needs to approve a resolution adopting the 2015 Title VI Non-discrimination Plan for the Cedar County Transit System. Motion was made by Commissioner David McGregor and seconded by Commissioner Terry Pinkelman to approve resolution 15-08 adopting the non-discrimination plan in 2015 for the Cedar County Transit System. Voting McGregor, yes; Pinkelman, yes; Wiese, yes; motion carried. Mary Rose stated she will be getting all the posters placed in the vehicles and also posted on the bulletin board.

Office reports were reviewed as received from the county office holders from the past month’s operations. The following claims were reviewed and approved and signed for payment.

GENERAL FUND:  Total Salaries 129,564.14;   Aflac 1,102.92; Blue Cross-Blue Shield 41,278.06;  IRS 11,630.50;  Social Security, 19,422.62;  First Concord Benefits Group LLC 1,582.50;   Lincoln National Life Ins. 634.24;  Mass Mutual 1,770.00;   Nationwide Retirement Solutions 50.00;   Nebraska Child Support Payment Center 300.00; Nebraska Dept. of Revenue 4,034.82;  Retirement Plans Div. of Ameritas 14,515.43;   Washington Natl. Insurance Co. 57.75;  Arts Garbage Service 144.72;  Avera Medical Group 125.00;  Avera Sacred Heart Hospital 59.00;  Barone Security Systems 195.00;  Carhart Lumber 946.70;  Cedar County Clerk of District Court 90.50;  Cedar County Court 51.00;  Cedar-Knox Public Power District 240.83;  City of Hartington 789.35;  Comfort Inn 189.90;  Dodge County 2,864.14;  David Dowling 178.25;  Eakes Office Solutions 599.17;  Echo Group Inc. 133.41;  Farmers Union Gas & Oil 132.37;  Floor Maintenance and Supply 102.42;  Food Town 573.78;  Kevin Garvin 226.22;  GIS Workshop 7,940.00;  Great American Leasing Corp 77.00;  Hartelco 2,289.01;  Duane Heithold 12.08;  George Hirshbach100.00;  Hometown Leasing 567.33;  Keelan Holloway 300.00; Jack’s Uniforms & Equipment 24.90;  Linda Kastning 50.00;  Ken’s Market 403.35;  David D. Knoff 3,500.00;  David Koch 980.00; Larry Koranda 21.44;  Kruse True Value 244.15;  Michelle Loecker 83.95;  Lynn Peavey Company 64.20;  Midwest Card and ID Resolutions 3,450.00;  MIPS Inc. 3,816.71;  MIPS Inc. 450.88;  Natl. Patent Analytical Systems 450.88;  Nebraska Crime Commission $8.00;  Nebraska State Treasurers Office 2,529.51;  Northeast Nebraska News Company 479.98;  Overhead Door Co. of Norfolk 99.10;  Peitz GMC Service Inc. 140.13;  Pepsi Cola of Norfolk 39.91;  Presto X 45.89;  Region IV Inc. 3,195.50;  Roger Schwartz 12.00;  Security Shredding Services 70.00;  Shirley Sides 50.00;  Joseph M. Smith 90.00;  Source Gas 83.38;  Scott Stanton 201.83;  State of Nebr – As Central Services 448.00;  State of Nebr-As central Services 15.00;  State of Nebr-Dept. Correctional 112.00;  Steffen Drug 16.07;  Jason Steffen 98.90;  Tri-State Turf & Irrigation 58.61;  Gene Twiford 24.15;  US Bank 698.76;  US Cellular 290.80;  Marlin Vanslyke 27.60;  Verizon Wireless 40.01;  Voyager Fleet Systems, Inc 2,362.74;  Voyager Fleet Systems Inc. 371.24;  Western Office 203.73;  Janet Wiechelman 274.62;  Winkelbauer Repair 54.44;  Wintz Funeral Home Inc. 200.00;  Woodbury County Board of Supervisor 275.00.

ROAD FUND:  Total Salaries 72,321.95;  Aflac 545.87;   IRS 6,157.29;   Social Security 10,973.18;  BCBS

29,583.16;   First Concord Benefits Group LLC 100.00;  Mass Mutual 20.00;  Nationwide Retirement Solutions 50.00;  Nebraska Dept. of Revenue 2,209.59;  Retirement Plans Div. of Ameritas 8,052.25;  Washington Natl Insurance Co 49.40;   Appeara 124.93;  B’s Enterprises Inc. 3,210.00;  Backus Sand & Gravel 33,523.21;  Berner’s Service 2,743.91;  Cedar-Knox Public Power District 158.87;  City of Laurel 71.92;  Coleridge Welding Inc. 218.51;  D & J Variety 808.97;  Dinkels 1,173.38;  Farmers Union Gas & Oil 5,868.45;  Filter Care of Nebr 124.60;  Folkers Bros. Garage 2,324.89;  Fordyce Farmers Nonstock Coop 349.74;  Gerhold Concrete Co. Inc. 385.25;  Gill Hauling Inc. 15.50;  Grossenburg Implement 3,648.25;  Hartelco 226.25;  Hefner Oil & Feed Co. 6,544.27;  Jerry’s Service Inc. 3,846.74;  Kayton International Inc. 81.38;  Kellen & Streit Inc. 14,045.20;  Arnold Konken 14.00;  Jerome Kuehn 11.00;  Leiting Auto Supply 27.77;  LG Everist Inc. 36,799.96;  Mainelli Wagner & Associates 11,246.61;  Mark’s Machinery 152.85;  Menfords Hardware & Farm Store 27.76;  NMC Exchange LLC 8.78;  NMC Exchange LLC 89.55;  Northeast Nebr. Telephone Co. 63.30;  Peitz GMC Service Inc. 5,863.48;  Pomp’s Tire Service Inc. 5,511.90;  Randolph Farm Supply 2,282.47;  Rath’s Mini Mart 143.04;  Rees Mack Sales & Service 181.08;  S & S Willers Inc. 4,919.04;  Source Gas 120.45;  Stop N Go 58.13;  Sweetman Construction 3,554.78;  The Parts House Inc. 74.66;  Theisen Construction Inc. 15,356.88;  Tri-State Windshield Repair 95.00;  Urwiler Oil & Fertilizer 3,306.59;  US Cellular 169.13;  Village of Wynot 76.30;  Voyager Fleet Systems Inc. 1,501.46;   Wiechelman Repair Inc. 176.19;  Wynot Oil Company 9,006.84.

CEDAR COUNTY TRANSIT FUND:  Carol Bruning 420.00; City of Hartington 200.00; Farmers Union Gas & Oil 524.99;  Karen Lammers 1,033.50;  Mary Rose Pinkelman 1,759.00;  Stop N Go 59.44;  Gerald Uhing 240.00; US Cellular 46.47;  Claudet Wege 360.00.

HOMELAND SECURITY FUND:  Electronic Enginnering 3,765.20; JEO Consulting Group Inc. 10,182.50.

E 911 WIRELESS FUND:  Hartelco 494.04;

ENHANCED 911 FUND:  Cedar County Auto Parts Inc. 12.07; Eastern Nebraska Telephone 167.08;  ESRI Inc. 400.00; Great Plains Communications Inc. 155.72;  Hartelco 515.46;  Northeast Nebr. Telephone Co. 377.81;  Tessco Inc. 276.47;  Tri-State Communications Inc. 347.00.

The board recessed for lunch.

At 1 PM, the board reconvened into regular session with all members present including the clerk and assessor.  Motion was made by McGregor and seconded by Wiese to go into board of equalization for 2015 session to address the protests that have been filed in the office of the county clerk. Motion carried with a 3 to 0 vote. First protest heard was from SDR Farms LLC being represented by Ray Kaiser. Mr. Kaiser presented a packet of information regarding the property being protested labeled as parcel 2325. The information was reviewed by the board and Mr. Kaiser explained several pictures that were included. This protest was tabled for the moment and a decision will be reached later in the day. The next protest heard was from Ralph Delong on parcel 3544. Mr. Delong was presented and explained his protest as presented and asked the board to review the information presented and his request to lower the value. Delong stated the protest is based on the culvert problem and not because of the land itself. The culverts were placed to replace an older existing bridge and has caused flooding decreasing the value of the property. The board agreed to check into the drainage problem. Motion was made by Wiese and seconded by McGregor to deny the protest on parcel 3544. Motion carried with a 3 to 0 vote. The next protest reviewed was on parcel 835 filed by Tim Buckholt. The protest was reviewed with the county assessor regarding the information presented. Motion was made by Pinkelman and seconded by McGregor to make an adjustment on the protest on parcel 835 as filed. Motion carried with a 3 to 0 vote. The next protest was reviewed as protested by Ruth Dowling on parcel 3779. The protest was reviewed with the county assessor. Motion was made by Wiese and seconded by McGregor to deny the protest on parcel 3779. Motion carried with a 3 to 0 vote. Next protest was filed by Lee Potts on parcel4373.01 and was reviewed with the assessor on information provided with the protest form. Motion was made by Wiese and seconded by Pinkelman to deny protest on parcel 4373.01. Motion carried with a 3 to 0 vote. Next protest was on parcel 245 filed by Relda Trout. Property information was reviewed with the assessor. Motion was made by Pinkelman and seconded by Wiese to deny protest on parcel 245. Motion carried with a 3 to 0. The next protest reviewed was from Sandra Truman on parcel 244. Motion was made by Pinkelman and seconded by McGregor to deny protest on parcel 244. Motion carried with 3 to 0 vote. Next protest was on parcel 3152 filed by Jewell and Eunice Nelson. The board reviewed the protest and information that the assessor presented on the property. Motion was made by Pinkelman and seconded by McGregor to direct the assessor to make an adjustment on parcel 3152. Motion carried with a 3 to 0 vote. The next protest reviewed was on parcel 2574 filed by William Schaeufele. Information was reviewed with the county assessor and a motion was made by Wiese and seconded by McGregor to deny protest on parcel 2574. Motion carried with a 3 to 0 vote. Parcels 2572 and 4182 were reviewed and a motion was made by McGregor and seconded by Pinkelman to deny protests on parcels 2572 and 4182. Motion carried with a 3 to 0 vote. The next protest reviewed was filed by Carolyn Pavlish on parcels 3232 and 3237. Information was reviewed with the assessor on both parcels. Motion was made by McGregor and seconded by Wiese to direct the assessor to make an adjustment on land use on parcel 3232 and to deny protest on parcel 3237. Motion carried with a 3 to 0 vote. The final protest reviewed was on protest filed by Rita Meirose on parcel 2685. The reviewed the protest and information from the assessor on the protest. Motion was made by McGregor and seconded by Pinkelman to direct assessor to make adjustment on the land and buildings. Motion carried with a 3 to 0 vote. The board then went back to parcel 2325 and a motion was made by McGregor and seconded by Pinkelman to direct the assessor to make an adjustment on 12 acres on parcel 2325. Motion carried with a 3 to 0 vote. The assessor then presented a list of omitted personal property listed 304, 902, 2438, 2754, 4143, 4286, 5051, 6485, 6621, 6627, 6631, 6633, 6638, 6643, 6644, 6645, 6655, 6665, 6677, 6713, 6716, 6719, 6635, 6738, 6739 and 6746. Motion was made by McGregor and seconded by Pinkelman to approve the list as presented by the assessor. Motion carried with a 3 to 0 vote.

Chairman Pinkelman then declared the meeting adjourned.

APPROVED:

Board Chairman,

Terry Pinkelman

ATTEST:

County Clerk, David Dowling

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LAUREL-CONCORD-COLERIDGE SCHOOL

DISTRICT #54

BOARD OF EDUCATION

Regular Monthly Meeting (HS)

August 10, 2015 6:30 PM

BOARDROOM @

LCC HIGH SCHOOL

Attendance Taken at 6:30 PM:

Present Board Members: Richard Brandow, Robert Colwell, Jay Hall, Brian Holcomb, Betty Jo Leapley, Marlin Papenhausen, Steve Schutte, Ryan Van Cleave, John Wolfgram.

Updated Attendance: Ryan Van Cleave was updated to absent.

I. CALL MEETING TO ORDER

Discussion: The meeting was convened in the Board Meeting Room at Laurel-Concord-Coleridge School, Laurel, Nebraska. The meeting notice was published in the August 5, 2015 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, Elementary Principal Heath Johnson, Middle School Principal TJ Shiers, and High School Principal Jay Vance. Members of the public were present and welcomed. The meeting was duly called to order by President Brandow at 6:30 p.m.  Attention was directed to a current copy of the Nebraska Open Meeting Act posted in the room.  Everyone joined in the pledge of allegiance.

II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA AND CHANGES TO AGENDA

Motion Passed:  Motion to approve the agenda as provided passed with a motion by Brian Holcomb and a second by John Wolfgram.

Richard Brandow Yes; Robert Colwell Yes; Jay Hall Yes; Brian Holcomb Yes; Betty Jo Leapley Yes; Marlin Papenhausen Yes; Steve Schutte Yes; Ryan Van Cleave Absent; John Wolfgram Yes

III. CONSENT AGENDA

Motion Passed:  Motion to approve consent agenda items including minutes of the July 13, 2015 regular meeting; Treasurer reports; the General Fund bills in the amount of $687,975.25 including a transfer of $365,000 to the Depreciation Fund and a transfer of $100,000 to the Lunch Fund; the Cooperative Fund bill in the amount of $301.00; and projected payroll of $431,903.79.  Passed with a motion by John Wolfgram and a second by Robert Colwell.

Richard Brandow Yes; Robert Colwell Yes; Jay Hall Yes; Brian Holcomb Yes; Betty Jo Leapley Yes; Marlin Papenhausen Yes; Steve Schutte Yes; Ryan Van Cleave Absent; John Wolfgram Yes

ANDERSON’S ALPHABET U, 16.98; ARAPAHOE FLORAL, 42.95; AT&T, 83.82; B & B STORAGE, 36.00; BULLSEYE FIRE SPRINKLER INC, 501.00; CARDMEMBER SERVICE, 12,258.74; CARHART LUMBER CO-WAYNE, 158.10; CAROLINA BIOLOGICAL SUPPLY CO, 165.74; CEDAR-KNOX PPD, 2,298.76; CENGAGE LEARNING, 151.25; CENTURYLINK, 349.44; CHEMSEARCH, 166.48; CITY OF LAUREL, 6,118.31; CORNER MART, 172.79; TOBY CUNNINGHAM, 75.00; CURRICULUM ASSOCIATES, INC, 66.64; NANCY DIRKS, 1,300.00; DELTA EDUCATION, 24.99; DEMCO, 90.22; DISCOUNT SCHOOL SUPPLY, 25.19; DIST #54 DEPRECIATION FUND, 365,000.00; EDUCATIONAL  INNOVATIONS, 248.87; EDUCATIONAL SERVICE UNIT #8, 1,896.43; JOSEPH ELLIS, 144.90; ENGAGING TECHNOLOGIES, 6,090.00; EVAN-MOOR, 188.03; FAITH REGIONAL PHYSICIAN SERVICES, 300.00; FAY’S FURNITURE & FLOOR COVERING, 18,495.35; FOLLETT SCHOOL SOLUTIONS, INC., 7,534.90; GARY’S FOODTOWN, 7.49; GE  CAPITAL, 107,332.83; GILL HAULING, INC., 120.00; GRIZZLY INDUSTRIAL, INC, 244.54; H2O 4 U, 36.36; HARTINGTON TREE, LLC, 1,860.00; HARTINGTON-NEWCASTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS, 218.00; HEFNER OIL & FEED CO. INC, 1,541.77; HOLIDAY INN OF KEARNEY, 185.90; JAMF SOFTWARE, 3,240.00; KEN’S MARKET, 30.30; LORI KLOOZ, 41.40; RANDALL KLOOZ, 608.34; KRUSE TRUE VALUE, 362.01; LACKAS SERVICE, 512.95; LAKESHORE LEARNING MATERIALS, 569.02; LAUREL TRUE VALUE, 1,220.60; LAUREL TRUE VALUE, 442.37; LCC HOT LUNCH FUND, 100,000.00; THE LIBRARY STORE, INC., 123.01; LOOSE IN THE LAB INC, 75.79; MARCO INC, 1,408.03; MATHESON TRI-GAS INC, 195.62; MCGRAW-HILL SCHOOL EDUCATION LLC, 2,322.88; MENARDS OF NORFOLK, 205.00; MF ATHLETIC, 2,480.35; MIDWEST INDUSTRIAL LIGHTING, 2,354.87; NASCO – FORT ATKINSON, 71.83; NATIONAL ART & SCHOOL SUPPLIES, INC., 620.23; NATIONAL EVERYTHING WHOLESALE, 242.09; NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION, 155.00; NCS PEARSON, INC, 5,700.00; NEBRASKA ASSOCIA SCHOOL BOARDS, 1,305.78; NEBRASKA LINK, 1,846.30; NORTHEAST NEBRASKA NEWS COMPANY, 712.04; NORTHEAST NEBRASKA TELEPHONE CO., 264.34; PALOS SPORTS, INC., 282.99; PEARSON EDUCATION INC, 6,006.49; PIONEER PUBLISHING CO, 573.76; PITNEY BOWES INC, 183.57; PLANK ROAD PUBLISHING, INC., 112.45; POSTER COMPLIANCE CENTER, 69.00; PRESTO-X, 43.71; PROVIDENCE MEDICAL CENTER, 326.73; QUILL CORPORATION, 1,053.67; RASMUSSEN MECHANICAL SERVICES INC., 2,019.30; REALLY GOOD STUFF, INC., 1,413.81; RESERVE ACCOUNT, 400.00; S & S CONSTRUCTION, 75.00; S & S WORLDWIDE, INC., 103.10; SCHOLASTIC INC., 1,271.36; SCHOOL NURSE SUPPLY, INC., 43.55; SCHOOL SPECIALTY INC, 1,397.66; SCHOOL SPECIALTY/CLASSROOM DIRECT, 117.12; TEDDY SHIERS, 227.70; SOURCEGAS, LLC, 241.30; SOURCEGAS, LLC, 350.00; SPRINT, 37.61; STRACHAN SALES, INC., 4,882.09; SUPPLYWORKS, 420.75; TANGEMAN PLUMBING & SEWER SERVICE, 205.00; TEACHER CREATED RESOURCES, 10.98; TEXAS INSTRUMENTS, INC., 156.00; TOM’S BODY AND PAINT, 342.50; U.S. CELLULAR, 268.58; USPS 68727, 49.00; JAY VANCE, 375.40; VERNIER SOFTWARE & TECHNOLOGY, 233.99; VILLAGE OF COLERIDGE, 146.25; VOGT’S FINE CLEANERS, 435.00; WAYNE HERALD/MORNING SHOPPER, 56.00; WEST SIOUX CERAMICS & DA POTTERY, 365.00; WEX BANK, 1,020.91; General Fund Total: 687,975.25;

MARCO INC, 301.00; Cooperative Fund Total:, 301.00.

IV. PUBLIC COMMENT

Discussion: No members of the public asked to comment or address the Board.

V. INFORMATION AND PROPOSALS

V.1. PRINCIPALS’ REPORTS

Discussion: The written reports from Principal Johnson, Principal Shiers, and Principal Vance are available at the office of the superintendent.

V.2. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

Discussion: Superintendent Klooz’s written report is available at the office of the superintendent.

V.3. BOARD COMMITTEE REPORTS

VI. ACTION ITEMS

VI.1. Consider, discuss, and take necessary action to approve second and final reading of the entire Board policy series 1000 through 9000 as presented.

Motion Passed:  Motion to adopt the entire Board policy series 1000 through 9000 as presented and to repeal and rescind all existing Board policies that pertain to the same matters or that are otherwise conflicting, including without limitation existing policies. In policy 3130 Business Operations, Purchasing Policies:  The Superintendent shall ensure that all purchases are made in the interest of economy and efficiency. Where necessary, standards and procedures shall be established to accomplish the following policies of the Board of Education:  1. Purchases up to $10,000. For the greatest efficiency in expediting purchases, the administration shall be authorized to purchase any item specifically budgeted which has a sale price within the established limit. 2. Purchases from $10,001 up to $40,000. The Superintendent shall request the submission of proposals for purchases which have a sale price within the established limit. The Superintendent shall receive and evaluate all proposals in making a recommendation to the Board of Education for acceptance. The Board of Education may review all proposals submitted relating to the recommended purchase. Since this is a proposal system, not a bidding process, the school district in no way shall be obligated to arbitrarily award the contract to the lowest proposal, but shall reserve the right to reject any and all proposals or to waive any informality in any proposal it deems advisable, and to award to the proposer which, in its opinion, is most desirable.

3. Purchases of $40,000 and above. The Superintendent shall advertise for sealed bids which shall be opened in conformity with any applicable laws and incompliance with any procedures established by the Superintendent. The Board retains the right to determine the responsibility of the bidders, and shall award the contract to the lowest responsible bidder meeting specifications, be the bidder a member or apart from the local community passed with a motion by Jay Hall and a second by Brian Holcomb.

Richard Brandow Yes; Robert Colwell Yes; Jay Hall Yes Brian Holcomb Yes; Betty Jo Leapley Yes; Marlin Papenhausen Yes; Steve Schutte Yes; Ryan Van Cleave Absent; John Wolfgram Yes

VI.2. Consider, discuss, and take necessary action to approve the Student/Parent, Classified, and Teacher Handbooks for the 2015-16 school year.

Motion Passed:  Motion to approve the Student/Parent, Classified, and Teacher Handbooks for 2015-16 school year. Passed with a motion by Marlin Papenhausen and a second by Robert Colwell.

Richard Brandow Yes; Robert Colwell Yes; Jay Hall Yes; Brian Holcomb Yes; Betty Jo Leapley Yes; Marlin Papenhausen Yes; Steve Schutte Yes; Ryan Van Cleave Absent; John Wolfgram Yes

VI.3. Consider, discuss, and take necessary action to approve Dana F. Cole & Company as Laurel-Concord-Coleridge School’s Auditor.

Motion Passed:  Motion to approve Dana F. Cole & Company as Laurel-Concord-Coleridge School District auditor.  Passed with a motion by Marlin Papenhausen and a second by John Wolfgram.

Richard Brandow Yes; Robert Colwell Yes; Jay Hall Yes; Brian Holcomb Yes; Betty Jo Leapley Yes; Marlin Papenhausen Yes; Steve Schutte Absent; Ryan Van Cleave Absent; John Wolfgram Yes

VI.4. Consider, discuss, and take necessary action to enter into agreement with Cedar County regarding emergency and disaster planning.

Motion Passed:  Motion to enter into agreement with Cedar County regarding emergency and disaster planning. Passed with a motion by Brian Holcomb and a second by Betty Jo Leapley.

Richard Brandow Yes; Robert Colwell Yes; Jay Hall Yes; Brian Holcomb Yes; Betty Jo Leapley Yes; Marlin Papenhausen Yes; Steve Schutte Yes; Ryan Van Cleave Absent; John Wolfgram Yes

VI.5. Consider, discuss, and take necessary action to appoint and fill the position vacated by the resignation of Ryan Van Cleave, said appointment to be effective from the date of appointment and continue for the remainder of Ryan Van Cleave’s unexpired term.

Motion Passed:  Motion to submit the names of Carol Erwin and Sam Recob as candidates to be voted on to fill the board vacancy passed with a motion by John   Wolfgram and a second by Betty Jo Leapley.

Richard Brandow Yes; Robert Colwell Yes; Jay Hall No; Brian Holcomb Yes; Betty Jo Leapley Yes; Marlin Papenhausen No; Steve Schutte Yes; Ryan Van Cleave Absent; John Wolfgram Yes

Motion Failed:  Motion to appoint Sam Recob to fill the vacant board position failed with a motion by Steve Schutte and a second by Robert Colwell.

Richard Brandow Yes; Robert Colwell Yes; Jay Hall No; Brian Holcomb No; Betty Jo Leapley No; Marlin Papenhausen No; Steve Schutte Yes; Ryan Van Cleave Absent; John Wolfgram Yes

Motion Passed:  Motion to appoint Carol Erwin to fill the vacant board position. Passed with a motion by Brian Holcomb and a second by Betty Jo Leapley.

Richard Brandow Yes; Robert Colwell Yes; Jay Hall Yes; Brian Holcomb Yes; Betty Jo Leapley Yes; Marlin Papenhausen No; Steve Schutte Yes; Ryan Van Cleave Absent; John Wolfgram Yes

Discussion: Four applications were received for the Board vacancy created with the July resignation of Ryan Van Cleave.  Applicants were: Garry Anderson, Peter Brummels, Carol Erwin and Sam Recob. All the applicants were thanked for submitting an application and attending the meeting.  New board member Carol Erwin will take the oath of office at the September meeting.

VII. DISCUSSION ITEMS

Discussion: Carol Erwin was invited to join the Board at the table to discuss the remaining agenda items.

VII.1. Discuss building needs.

VII.2. Discuss the proposed Voluntary Early Retirement Incentive Program and Application.

VIII. ADJOURN

Discussion: Members of the public were thanked for attending.  Meeting adjourned at 7:55 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

Notice of Special Meeting

Notice is hereby given that a special meeting of the Board of Education of the Laurel-Concord-Coleridge School District #54 will be held Tuesday, August 25, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. at the Board of Education Room, LCC School, Laurel, NE.  Purpose of the meeting is a budget workshop. The meeting is open to the public.  An agenda for such meetings, kept continuously current, is available at the Office of the Superintendent.

Randall Klooz

Superintendent

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