Published On: Wed, Sep 21st, 2016

Laurel Advocate Public Notices 9.21.16

MEETING NOTICE
The Cedar County Board of Commissioners will meet at 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, in the Commissioners’ Room in the Cedar County Courthouse.
Agenda is available in the County Clerk’s office.
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NOTICE OF PUBLICATION
OF ORDINANCE
NO. 559-2016
IN PAMPHLET FORM
Public Notice is hereby given that at a meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Laurel, Nebraska, held at 6:00 o’clock p.m. on September 12, 2016, there was passed and adopted Ordinance No. 559-2016 entitled:
AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE AND SALE OF SANITARY SEWER BOND ANTICIPATION NOTES, SERIES 2016, OF THE CITY OF LAUREL, NEBRASKA, OF THE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF NOT TO EXCEED FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($400,000) FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING INTERIM FINANCING FOR A PORTION OF THE COSTS OF CONSTRUCTING IMPROVEMENTS IN SANITARY SEWER District No. 2016-1, PENDING THE ISSUANCE OF PERMANENT GENERAL OBLIGATION SANITARY SEWER BONDS; PRESCRIBING THE FORM OF SAID NOTES; AGREEING TO ISSUE GENERAL OBLIGATION SANITARY SEWER BONDS TO PAY THE NOTES AT MATURITY OR TO PAY THE NOTES FROM OTHER AVAILABLE FUNDS; AND, ENTERING INTO A CONTRACT ON BEHALF OF THE CITY WITH THE HOLDERS OF SAID NOTES.
Said Ordinance was published in pamphlet form.  Copies of said Ordinance as published in pamphlet form are available for inspection and distribution at the Office of the City Clerk, in the City of Laurel, Nebraska.
Victoria L. Carlson
City Clerk
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VILLAGE OF LAUREL
Ordinance No. 2016- 560
An ordinance of the CIty of Laurel, Cedar County, Nebraska, confirming the sale by the city of Laurel, Cedar county, nebraska, to Daryl R. Junck and Annette E. Junck, husband and wife, and Kevin J. Gothier and Cynthia J. Gothier, husband and wife and regarding the following described real estate:  THE NORTH 50 FEET OF LOT ONE (1), BLOCK TWO (2), HIGH SCHOOL ADDITION TO THE CITY OF LAUREL, CEDAR COUNTY, NEBRASKA.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAUREL, NEBRASKA:
The Mayor and City Council are directed to convey by Corporation Warranty Deed to Daryl R. Junck and Annette E. Junck, husband and wife, and Kevin J. Gothier and Cynthia J. Gothier, husband and wife, the property owned by the City and legally described as The North 50 feet of Lot One (1), Block Two (2), High School Addition to the City of Laurel, Cedar County, Nebraska, for the sum of $5,000.00 and other valuable consideration.
This Ordinance shall take effect and be in full force form and after its passage, approval, and publication according to law.
PASSED, APPROVED, AND ADOPTED by the Mayor and the Council of the City of Laurel, Cedar County, Nebraska at their regular meeting held on the 12th day of September, 2016.
Mark Patefield, Mayor
Victoria Carlson, City Clerk
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NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION
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Laurel Ag Repair Center, LLC
Laurel Ag Repair Center, LLC (the “Company”) commenced on April 25, 2016 upon the filing of a Certificate of Organization for the Company with the Nebraska Secretary of State.  The purpose of the Company is to participate in the agricultural industry, engage in the service and repair of agricultural machinery and equipment, and to carry out any lawful business that an organization may conduct under the Nebraska Uniform Limited Liability Company Act, Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 21-101 to 21-197 (the “Act”).  The Company shall have perpetual existence unless earlier terminated in accordance with the Act.
The initial registered agent for the Company is Franklin K. Wickett and the address of said registered agent is 86951 568 Ave., Laurel, Nebraska 68745.  The address of the Company’s initial designated office is 106 Oak Street, Laurel, Nebraska 68745.
All affairs of the Company are to be conducted by its members.
Keelan Holloway, #24681
Monson & Holloway Law Offices PC, LLO
108 Oak Street
Laurel, Nebraska 68745
105 W. Main Street
Hartington, Nebraska 68739
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LAUREL-CONCORD-COLERIDGE SCHOOL
DISTRICT #54
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Levy Setting Hearing
September 12, 2016 7:10 PM
Distance Learning Room (Laurel)
Attendance Taken at 7:10 PM:
Present Board Members:
Richard Brandow, Robert Colwell, Carol Erwin, Jay Hall, Brian Holcomb, Betty Jo Leapley, Marlin Papenhausen, Steve Schutte, John Wolfgram
I. CALL MEETING TO ORDER
The Levy Setting Hearing was convened in public session at 7:10 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room (Distance Learning Room) at Laurel-Concord-Coleridge School, Laurel, Nebraska. The hearing notice was published in the September 7, 2016 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. 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, and High School Principal Jay Vance. Public was present. President Hall directed attention to a copy of the Nebraska Open Meetings Act posted in the room.
II. The purpose of the hearing is to review, discuss, consider, receive input, and hear support, opposition, criticism, suggestions or observations of taxpayers relating to amending the 2016-17 property tax levy.
Discussion:
The hearing opened to the public to review, discuss, consider, receive input, and hear support, opposition, criticism, suggestions or observations of taxpayers relating to the proposed 2016-17 property tax levy. The proposed tax levy request rates include: General Fund at 0.553592, Special Building Fund at 0.015191, and Qualified Capital Purpose Undertaking Fund K-12 at 0.003917. Superintendent Klooz noted two corrections. The 2015 tax rate for the Special Building Fund should be 0.011061 not 0.015200, and the 2015 tax rate for the Qualified Capital Purpose Undertaking Fund K-12 should be 0.013104 not 0.003900.
III. ADJOURN LEVY SETTING HEARING
Hearing adjourned at 7:14 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
Budget Hearing
September 12, 2016 7:00 PM
Distance Learning Room (Laurel)
Attendance Taken at 7:01 PM:
Present Board Members:
Richard Brandow, Robert Colwell, Carol Erwin, Brian Holcomb, Betty Jo Leapley, Marlin Papenhausen, Steve Schutte, John Wolfgram
Absent Board Members:
Jay Hall
I. CALL MEETING TO ORDER
The Budget Hearing was opened in public session at 7:01 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room (Distance Learning Room) at Laurel-Concord-Coleridge School, Laurel, Nebraska. The hearing notice was published in the September 7, 2016 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. 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, and High School Principal Jay Vance. Public was present.  Vice President Brandow directed attention to a copy of the Nebraska Open Meetings Act posted in the room.  Member Jay Hall arrived at 7:03 p.m.
II. The purpose of the hearing is to review, discuss, consider, receive input, and hear support, opposition, criticism, suggestions or observations of taxpayers relating to the 2016-17 proposed budget.
Discussion:
The hearing opened to the public to review, discuss, consider, receive input, and hear support, opposition, criticism, suggestions or observations of taxpayers relating to the 2016-17 proposed budget.
III. ADJOURN BUDGET HEARING
Hearing adjourned at 7:09 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 (HS)
September 12, 2016 7:20 PM
DISTANCE LEARNGING ROOM @ LCC HIGH SCHOOL
Attendance Taken at 7:25 PM:
Present Board Members:
Richard Brandow, Robert Colwell, Carol Erwin, Jay Hall, Brian Holcomb, Betty Jo Leapley, Marlin Papenhausen, Steve Schutte, John Wolfgram
I. CALL MEETING TO ORDER
The meeting was convened in the Board Meeting Room (Distance Learning Room) at Laurel-Concord-Coleridge School, Laurel, Nebraska. The meeting notice was published in the September 7, 2016 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 Tim Vanderheiden, and High School Principal Jay Vance. Members of the public were present and welcome. The meeting was duly called to order by President Hall at 7:25 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 Richard Brandow and a second by John Wolfgram.
9 Yeas – 0 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, Yes
John Wolfgram, Yes
III. CONSENT AGENDA
Motion Passed:  Motion to approve consent agenda items including minutes of the August 8, 2016 Regular Meeting and August 30, 2016 Budget Workshop; Treasurer reports; the General Fund bills in the amount of $204,323.72; the Cooperative Fund bills in the amount of $1499.05; the Employee Benefit Fund bills in the amount of $23,263.50 and projected payroll of $449,887.84 passed with a motion by Brian Holcomb and a second by Richard Brandow.
9 Yeas – 0 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, Yes
John Wolfgram, Yes
IV. EXCUSE ABSENT BOARD MEMBERS
Discussion:
No action was taken.
V. PUBLIC COMMENT
Discussion:
No member of the public requested to address the board.
VI. INFORMATION AND PROPOSALS
VI.1. PRINCIPALS’ REPORTS
Discussion:
High School Principal Vance reported on:  AdvancEd External Review/Steering Committee Meeting; MAPS update; ACT Scores/High School Testing; Build Your Own Curriculum; and extended congratulations to Homecoming Court Queen candidates Kienna Berg, Katelyn Cook, Kaci Groene, Katie Jo Leapley, Lyndsey McCoy; and King candidates Trey Erwin, Mason Forsberg, Austin Heller, Jayden Reifenrath, DJ Spahr.  The junior attendants are Bryn Schutte and Garrett Taylor.
Middle School Principal Vanderheiden reported on:  Coleridge Town Hall Meeting; Level III Summer School Update provided by Mrs. Maxwell; and the SAT Process.
Elementary Principal Johnson reported on:  Synovia Bus Report; meeting with Coca-Cola; and NeSA (ELA) update.  He thanked Mrs. Haisch for helping summarize the NeSA (ELA) update.
VI.2. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT
Discussion:
Superintendent Klooz reported that due to pending retirement we are advertising for the two secretary positions held by Carol James and Deb Stapelman. He reminded board members of the negotiations timeline that we must follow.  Schmitt Construction will be in charge of snow removal at the Laurel site.  They already maintain our parking lot.  Anderson Construction will continue with snow removal at the Coleridge site. He reminded board members of the NASB Area Meeting in Norfolk on September 21st.  Receiving recognition this year will be: Carol Erwin–Level I; Jay Hall–Level III; Steve Schutte–Level III; John Wolfgram–Level V; Robert Colwell–Level VII; and the LCC Board will be presented with a Presidential Award.
VI.3. BOARD COMMITTEE REPORTS
Discussion:
The Finance Committee has met with Superintendent Klooz.  They are reviewing the Teacher Incentive schedule.
Negotiations Committee members Hall, Leapley, and Papenhausen, and Superintendent Klooz reported on the 2016 Labor Relations Conference they attended in Lincoln.
VII. ACTION ITEMS
VII.1. Consider, discuss and take necessary action with regard to the 2016-17 budget.
Motion Passed:  Motion to adopt the 2016-17 Budget as advertised passed with a motion by Marlin Papenhausen and a second by Robert Colwell.
9 Yeas – 0 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, Yes
John Wolfgram, Yes
VII.2. Consider, discuss and take necessary action with regard to the 2016-17 fiscal year Tax Request/Levy Resolution.
Motion Passed:  Motion to approve the 2016-17 Fiscal Year Tax Request/Levy Resolution with corrections as discussed to the 2015 Tax Rate for the Special Building Fund and 2015 Tax Rate for the Qualified Capital Purpose Undertaking Fund. The levy request tax rates include: General Fund at 0.553592, Special Building Fund at 0.015191, and Qualified Capital Purpose Undertaking Fund K-12 at 0.003917 passed with a motion by Brian Holcomb and a second by Richard Brandow.
9 Yeas – 0 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, Yes
John Wolfgram, Yes
Discussion:
Superintendent Klooz had noted two corrections during the levy setting hearing. The 2015 tax rate for the Special Building Fund should be 0.011061 not 0.015200, and the 2015 tax rate for the Qualified Capital Purpose Undertaking Fund K-12 should be 0.013104 not 0.003900.
VII.3. Consider, discuss and take necessary action with regard to inter-fund transfers for the 2016-2017 school year.
Motion Passed:  Motion to approve inter-fund transfers for the 2016-17 school year passed with a motion by Betty Jo Leapley and a second by John Wolfgram.
9 Yeas – 0 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, Yes
John Wolfgram, Yes
VII.4. Consider, discuss and take necessary action with regard to inter-local agreement addendum’s attached for the 2016-2017 school year.
Motion Passed:  Motion to approve inter-local agreement addendums for the 2016-2017 school year as presented including: Allen, Southern, Wynot, Bloomfield-Special Education Services, Crofton-Special Education Services, and Hartington-Newcastle Special Education Services passed with a motion by John Wolfgram and a second by Richard Brandow.
9 Yeas – 0 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, Yes
John Wolfgram, Yes
VII.5. Consider, discuss and take all necessary action with regard to hiring level III paras.
Motion Passed:  Motion to hire Lynette Pinkelman and Julia Keifer for Level III para positions passed with a motion by Robert Colwell and a second by Steve  Schutte.
9 Yeas – 0 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, Yes
John Wolfgram, Yes
VII.6. Consider, discuss and take necessary action with regard to the Corporate Resolution Authorization.
Motion Passed:  Motion to approve the Corporate Resolution Authorizations for accounts at Security Bank as presented passed with a motion by Brian Holcomb  and a second by John Wolfgram.
9 Yeas – 0 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, Yes
John Wolfgram, Yes
VII.7. Consider, discuss and take necessary action with regard to Engineering Contract.
Motion Passed:  Motion to approve the contract as presented with REGA Engineering Group, Inc. passed with a motion by Richard Brandow and a second by Steve Schutte.
9 Yeas – 0 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, Yes
John Wolfgram, Yes
VII.8. Consider, discuss and take necessary with regard to NASB Community Engagement Contract.
Motion Passed:  Motion to approve the NASB Community Engagement contract as presented passed with a motion by Richard Brandow and a second by Brian Holcomb.
9 Yeas – 0 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, Yes
John Wolfgram, Yes
VIII. DISCUSSION ITEMS
Discussion:
A thank you note was read from the Family of Doris Frerichs.
No official action was taken on any discussion item.
VIII.1. Discuss Community Engagement proposal.
Discussion:
Board members were asked to check their calendars for available dates to schedule the Community Engagement meetings.
VIII.2. Discuss entering an exclusive contract with Coca-Cola.
Discussion:
Board members were provided a exclusive contract with Coca-Cola for review. Action will be taken at a future meeting.
IX. ADJOURN
Meeting adjourned at 8:35 p.m.
Cedar County School District #54
Submitted by:
Betty Jo Leapley
Secretary of the Board
CARDMEMBER SERVICE, 3,964.29; ADVANCED EDUCATION INC, 3,300.00; APPEARA, 143.76; AT&T, 141.43; B & B STORAGE, 61.00; B.E.PUBLISHING, 2.68; DAVID BADLEY, 258.12; BLICK ART MATERIALS, 1,167.00; BROWN & SAENGER, Inc., 2,008.18; CARLSON WEST POVONDRA ARCHITECTS, 13,165.10; CENTURYLINK, 354.06; CITY OF LAUREL, 6,269.18; COLERIDGE WELDING, INC., 208.94; CORNER MART, 1,310.65; D & D LAWNCARE, 1,300.00; EDUCATIONAL SERVICE UNIT #1, 8,182.52; JOSEPH ELLIS, 71.28; ESU COORDINATING COUNCIL, 312.00; FAITH REGIONAL PHYSICIAN SERVICES, 100.00; GARY’S FOODTOWN, 121.48; GENERAL FUND   PETTY CASH, 332.28; GILL HAULING, INC., 120.00; GOPHER, 349.83; H2O 4 U, 25.77; BRUCE & LYNETTE HAISCH, 237.60; HANSEN BROTHERS PARTS & SERVICE, INC., 6,688.86; HEFNER OIL & FEED CO. INC, 2,482.00; JAYMAR, 154.24; KARDELL’S AUTO, 94.98; KELVIN, 458.91; KEN’S MARKET, 127.31; LORI KLOOZ, 116.64; RANDALL KLOOZ, 458.34; KRUSE TRUE VALUE, 44.94; LAKESHORE LEARNING MATERIALS, 723.35; LAUREL TRUE VALUE, 541.07; THE LIBRARY STORE, INC., 121.88; MAIN STREET APOTHECARY, 25.00; MARCO INC, 1,410.58; MATHESON TRI-GAS INC, 151.29; NORTHEAST NEBR TEACHER ACADEMY, 600.00; NORTHEAST NEBRASKA INSURANCE, 128,655.00; NORTHEAST NEBRASKA NEWS COMPANY, 1,886.79; NORTHEAST NEBRASKA TELEPHONE CO., 340.43; PEITZ GMC SERVICE INC, 147.70; PERMA-BOUND BOOKS, 13.70; PERRY, GUTHERY, HAASE & GESSFORD, 270.00; PHONAK LLC, 4,285.78; POWERSCHOOL GROUP, LLC, 4,583.00; PROVIDENCE MEDICAL CENTER, 681.25; RASMUSSEN MECHANICAL SERVICES INC., 1,795.70; RAY’S MID-BELL MUSIC, INC, 15.10; LAURIE REHNSTROM, 19.10; RESERVE ACCOUNT, 400.00; SCHOOL SPECIALTY INC, 471.46; SPARQDATA SOLUTIONS, 1,000.00; SPRINT, 97.60; SUPPLYWORKS, 71.43; TAESE/USU, 50.00; U.S. CELLULAR, 132.27; UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA LINCOLN, 440.00; USPS 68727, 94.00; VILLAGE OF COLERIDGE, 159.65; VOGT’S FINE CLEANERS, 554.00; WEX BANK, 453.22; Total: 204,323.72
COOPERATIVE FUND
MARCO INC, 1,499.05
EMPLOYEE BENEFIT FUND
SECURITY BENEFIT, 11,455.50; SECURITY BENEFIT, 11,808.00; Total: 23,263.50
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