Published On: Wed, Aug 2nd, 2017

Wausa Gazette Public Notices 8.2.17

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Village of Wausa Board of Trustees will hold a town hall meeting at 7:00 P.M. and a regular meeting following the town hall meeting on Monday, August 14, 2017 in the Municipal Office. During the town hall meeting, there will be a discussion of Swimming Pool Construction or Repair with Christiansen Construction and also discussion of Financing and Engineering Options with JEO Consulting Group.
The agenda is available for public inspection during normal business hours in the Village Clerk’s office. This meeting is open to the attendance of the public.
VILLAGE OF WAUSA, NEBRASKA
Karen Kleinschmit, Clerk
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PROCEEDINGS OF THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
A regular meeting of the Knox County Board of Supervisors was held in the Boardroom at the Knox County Courthouse in Center, Nebraska on the date of July 27, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.  Present were Supervisors Martin J. O’Connor District #1, Patrick J. Liska District #2, Virgil H. Miller District #3, James Sokol, Jr. District #4, Kevin D. Mackeprang District #5, Danny R. Schlote District #6 and James J. Borgmann District #7.  Absent was none. Chairman Sokol, Jr. presiding.
Supr. Mackeprang led the Board in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Chairman Sokol, Jr. announced to the public that a copy of the Public Open Meeting Act was posted in the Boardroom.
Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the Wausa Gazette newspaper, as shown by the Affidavit of Publication attached to these minutes.
Notice of this meeting was simultaneously given to all members and a copy of their acknowledgment and receipt of notice and agenda is attached to these minutes.  All proceedings hereafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was opened to the attendance of the public.
Chairman Sokol, Jr. approved the July 13, 2017 meeting minutes as read with the correction that the Board came out of executive session at 2:30 p.m. and the executive session was also closed at 2:30 p.m.
Correspondence reviewed was: 1. Letter from Jail Standards Division of the Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice stating that the Knox County Jail was determined to be in full compliance with the Standards at the time of inspection on May 25, 2017; 2. Notice that the Northeast Nebraska Weed Management Area received a Missouri National Recreational River Partnership Award for 2016 from the National Park Service; 3. Letter from Secretary of the Interior Washington explaining the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) funds the County received.
Claims totaling $194,655.82 were allowed subject to delinquent personal taxes.
Chairman Sokol, Jr. moves the Board recess at 10:03 a.m. for Board of Equalization.
The Knox County Board of Supervisors reconvened at 10:34 a.m. with all members present.
Hwy. Supt. Barta met with the Board on the following: 1. Discussed the need to tile along the oiled road northwest of Wausa.  Quotes will be obtained from P & E of Hartington and Porter Tiling of Creighton; 2. Chairman Sokol, Jr. was authorized to sign the contract between Knox County and Theisen Construction, Inc. for bridge project STWD-CBMP(1): C005425605 Creighton North; 3. Bridge crew update; 4. Update on Crofton Bridge Project; 5. Verdigre North Federal Aid Bridge Project.  The project may not be let until 2019; 6. Update on the BIA “Stark” bridge; 7. Oil crew update; 8. Equipment repairs; 9. Update on work done on slide north of Center.  Dozer patch work is being done; 10. An ad was placed in the local papers regarding roadside mowing; 11. Complaint about stop sign in Winnetoon.  Several signs have been moved.
At 11:00 a.m., Chairman Sokol, Jr. opened an advertised public hearing for consideration of a reuse loan application submitted by Laura and James Sucha on the Country Café in Niobrara.  Also present were Diana Eckmann, Jeff Christensen from NENEDD and Economic Development Director Megan Hanefeldt.  Chairman Sokol, Jr. closed the open public hearing at 11:05 a.m.  There was no one present in opposition to the reuse loan application.  The Board approved a $50,000 reuse loan to Laura and James Sucha for the purchase of the Country Café in Niobrara at 4.5% interest and Knox County to take a second lien position behind Pinnacle Bank on the real estate and equipment
Zoning Administrator Doerr met with the Board on the following: 1. The June 13, 2017 Planning Commission meeting minutes were placed on file; 2. At 11:11 a.m., Chairman Sokol, Jr. opened an advertised public hearing on the Pfeiffer’s Landing Subdivision Plat for a tract in part of the W1/2SW1/4 of Section 15, T33N, R2W of the 6th P.M.  Discussion was held on an extension of road that was approved by the township for maintenance and easements.  Chairman Sokol, Jr. closed the public hearing at 11:20 a.m.  The Board approved the Pfeiffer’s Landing Subdivision Plat located in the W1/2SW1/4 of Section 15, T33N, R2W of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska; 3. The Board reviewed zoning fee changes that were suggested by the Planning Commission.  The Board revised the Setback Adjustment fee from the $100 suggested fee to $250.  Resolution #2017 – 12 was adopted approving increased zoning fees and late fees effective September 1, 2017.  A full copy of Resolution #2017 – 12 is on file in the Knox County Clerk’s Office; 4. The next Planning Commission meeting will be held in September; 5. Zoning Administrator Doerr and Emergency Manager Hintz had applied for a sign through Silver Jackets and have learned that Knox County will receive one.  The sign that is about the Missouri River flooding that took place in June 2011 will be placed near the boat landing at Lazy River Acres; 5. Discussed Antelope County updates to their zoning regulations regarding wind projects.
An additional 1% over the 2 1/2% basic limitation allowable increase to restricted funds for the Knox County 2017/2018 budget was approved.
Pursuant to Section 23-122, Reissue Revised Statutes of Nebraska, salaries & job descriptions of County officials and employees are required to be published between July 15 and August 15. Eligible Knox County employees receive a single health insurance policy or a taxable $330/month stipend for opting out of County health insurance coverage, a single dental/vision policy and a $5,000 life insurance policy as a benefit.  Those not receiving insurance will be marked “no insurance”.  Non-exempt employees’ salaries are based on an eight-hour workday and non-exempt employees are eligible for overtime pay for hours worked over 40 hours a week at one & one-half times hourly rate.  The following are current salaries of Knox County officials and employees: Supervisor/Chairman – $2,026.15/month; 3 Supervisors – $1,926.15/month; 3 Supervisor – $1,926.15/month + $330/month opt out stipend; Co. Attorney, Clk. of Dist. Crt., Co. Assessor, Co. Clk. & Co. Treas. – $4,815.37/month; Co. Sheriff – $5,415.37/month + $110 uniform allowance/month & $50 phone/internet/month; Co. Surveyor – $83.33/month; Hwy. Supt. – $5,523.70/month + vehicle benefit + $330/month opt out stipend; Emergency Mgr. – $3,956.33/month + $330/month opt out stipend; Part-time Zoning Admin. – $22.55/hour + $45 cellphone allowance/month & $25 internet allowance/month (no insurance); Veterans Service Officer – $19.75/hour; Weed Supt. – $18.85/hour summer months (no insurance); Dev. Agency Director – $2,918.33/month; 911 Coordinator –$16.25/hour + $55.00 uniform allowance/month + $330/month opt out stipend; Deputy Assessor – $20.01/hour + $20 clothing allowance/month; Deputy Clk. of Dist. Crt. – $20.01/hour + $330/month opt out stipend; Deputy Clk. & Deputy Treas. – $20.01/hour; Office Clerk – $16.04/hour; Recording Clerk – $15.25/hour; 2 Office Clerks – $15.25/hour; Office Clerk – $14.91/hour;  Clerks/Appraiser – $15.82/hour + $20 clothing allowance/month; Clerk/Appraiser – $14.97/hour + $20 clothing allowance/month; Clerk/Appraiser – $12.50/hour + $20 clothing allowance/month + $330/month opt out stipend; Office Manager – $20.01/hour; 2 Part-time Office Managers – $18.58/hour (no insurance);  Part-time Secretary – $15.00/hour (no insurance); Part-time Receptionist – $9/hour (no insurance); Custodian – $15.00/hour; Chief Deputy Sheriff – $3,927.83/month + $34.25 other hours + $110 uniform allowance/month; Deputy Sheriff – $3,838.56/month + $33.48 other hours + $110 uniform allowance/month; Deputy Sheriff – $3,471.85/month + $30.28 other hours + $110 uniform allowance/month + $330/month opt out stipend; Deputy Sheriff – $3,406.88/month + $29.71 other hours + 110 uniform allowance/month + $330/month opt out stipend; 4 Part-time Deputy Sheriff – $20.03/hour (no insurance); Head Jailor – $19.45/hour + $55 uniform allowance/month; 3 Jailors – $16.70/hour + $55 uniform allowance/month; Jailor – $15.88/hour + $55 uniform allowance/month; Jailor – $15.50/hour + $55 uniform allowance/month + $330/month opt out stipend; Jailor – $15.50/hour + $55 uniform allowance/month; Jailor – $14.75/hour + $55 uniform allowance/month; Administrative Assistant – $15.75/hour + $55 uniform allowance; 8 Patrol Operators – $16.90/hour + $35 clothing allowance/month; Patrol Operator – $16.90/hour + $35 clothing allowance/month + $330/month opt out stipend; Patrol Operator – $15.00/hour + $35 uniform allowance/month; 3 Truck Drivers – $16.90/hour + $35 clothing allowance/month; Truck Driver – $16.50/hour + $35 clothing allowance/month; Crane Operator/Truck Driver – $16.90/hour + $35 clothing allowance/month; Mechanic – $19.85/hour + $35 clothing allowance/month; Oil Foreman – $18.93/hour + $35 clothing allowance/month + $330/month opt out stipend; Substitute Oil Foreman – $18.93/hour + $35 clothing allowance/month; Bridge Foreman – $18.93/hour + $35 clothing allowance/month.
Receipts totaling $36,514.82 were accepted and placed on file.      The Board went into executive session at 11:50 a.m.so as to protect the reputation of an individual while reviewing a revision request on General Assistance Application #3-2017.  The Board came out of executive session at 11:59 a.m.  The Board closed the executive session that was held on a revision request on General Assistance Application #3-2017 at 11:59 a.m.
Approval of General Assistance Application #3-2017 remains in effect as a one-time payment.
There was no public comment on agenda items.
Public comment on non-agenda items was given by Chairman Sokol, Jr. who said that Hwy. Supt. Barta and he will be going to the Miller Feed Lot north of Bloomfield to discuss road issues, concrete and engineering costs, and requesting gates removed from on top of one of the hills.
A special meeting will be held on August 24, 2017 beginning at 9:00 a.m. to review the 2017/2018 proposed budget with officials and department heads.
The Board made a quarterly visit to the Knox County Jail as per Nebraska Revised Statute 47-109.
GENERAL FUND.  Applied Connective Technologies, ex, 1,999.31; Aspen Warriner, ex, 750.00; Bloomfield Auto Parts, ex, 17.85; Bomgaars, ex, 83.25; CenturyLink, ut, 95.05; Chad Paulsen Construction, ex, 20,295.00; Classic Rentals, ex, 30.50; Connecting Point, ex, 360.00; Creighton 59 LLC, ex, 83.59; Dale Riesberg, ex, 54.96; Dean Wilken, ex, 45.87; Dollar General, ex, 271.50; Don Henery, ex, 45.04; Eakes Office Solutions, ex, 31.19; First National Bank Omaha, ex, 2,039.68; Fred Steffen, ex, 64.59; Hagge Glass, ex, 300.00; Herbert Feed & Grain Company, ex, 507.49; Independent Pest Management, ex, 110.00; Jeannoutot Plumbing; ex, 890.81; Jim Kotrous, ex, 42.12; Keith Nielsen, ex, 39.45; Ken Foner, ex, 37.84; Knox County Court, ex, 134.00; Knox County Fair Board, ex, 30.00; Madison County Sheriff, ex, 800.00; Micro Distributing II LTD., ex, 406.25; Microfilm Imaging Systems, ex, 40.50; NE Association of Clerks ROD Election Commissioners, ex, 100.00; Office Systems Company, ex, 246.00; Quill Corporation, ex, 78.48; Repco Marketing Inc., ex, 26.00; Robert Ganz, ex, 36.77; Roger Vech dba Vech Construction, ex, 1,070.00; Security Shredding Services, ex, 122.50; Tri-State Turf & Irrigation, ex, 177.37; Verdigre Eagle, ex, 672.00; Vievu, ex, 125.00; Yankton Fire & Safety Co. Inc., ex, 141.00.
ROAD FUND.  Enterprises Inc., ex, 192.00; Backus Sand & Gravel, x, 16,410.90; Black Hills Energy, ut, 40.50; Bloomfield Auto Parts, ex, 636.14; Bomgaars, ex, 424.36; Cedar Knox PPD, ut, 54.97; C-Mart LLC , ex, 140.16; Crane Sales & Service, ex, 232.97; Creighton 59 LLC, ex, 140.00; Crofton Journal/Niobrara Tribune, ex, 106.69; Don McElhose Trucking & Construction, ex, 4,960.00; Herbert Feed & Grain Co., ex, 1,428.22; J&K Auto, ex, 20.00; Jebro Inc., road oil, 30,069.51; Largen Manufacturing Co., repairs, 40.00; Lynn Smith, clay, 300.00; Nebraska Public Power District, ut, 144.22; R&K Motor Parts, ex, 410.60; Russ Crosley, ex, 46.00; Vakoc Excavating LLC, ex, 42,714.00; Verdigre Collision Repair, ex, 140.00; Vic’s Service LLC, ex, 222.00; Village of Wausa, ut, 140.85; Walton Electronics, ex, 54.95; Weldon Parts Norfolk, ex, 471.86; Willow Creek Sand & Gravel, ex, 8,839.97; Yankton Fire & Safety Co., ex, 561.00.
CHILD SUPPORT FUND. CenturyLink, ut, 5.95.
ECOMONIC DEVELOPMENT FUND. Laura & James Sucha dba Country Café, ex, 50,000.00.
C&C DEVELOPMENT FUND.  Blane Canada LTD., ex, 1,500.00; CenturyLink, ut, 5.95; First National Bank Omaha, ex, 1,074.67; Megan Hanefeldt, ex, 149.80.
911 EMERGENCY FUND. CenturyLink, ut, 98.10; First National Bank Omaha, ex, 60.30.
911 WIRELESS FUND. CenturyLink, ut, 418.22.
Chairman Sokol, Jr. adjourned the Knox County Board of Supervisors at 12:15 p.m., July 27, 2017 until Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. for a regular meeting
Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk
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PROCEEDINGS OF THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION
A regular meeting of the Knox County Board of Equalization was held at the Court House in Center, Nebraska on the date of July 27, 2017 at 10:03 a.m.  Present were Supervisors Martin J. O’Connor District #1, Patrick J. Liska District #2, Virgil H. Miller District #3, James Sokol, Jr. District #4, Kevin D. Mackeprang District #5, Danny R. Schlote District #6 and James J. Borgmann District #7.  Absent was none. Chairman Schlote presiding.
Chairman Schlote announced to the public that a copy of the Public Open Meeting Act was posted in the Boardroom.
Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the Wausa Gazette newspaper, as shown by the Affidavit of Publication attached to these minutes.
Notice of this meeting was simultaneously given to all members and a copy of their acknowledgment and receipt of notice and agenda is attached to these minutes.  All proceedings hereafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was opened to the attendance of the public.
Chairman Schlote approved the July 13, 2017 minutes as read with the correction that the procedure to use for late-filed personal property schedules is the option of the County and has not been implemented yet.
There was no public comment on agenda items.
There was no public comment on non-agenda items.
Chairman Schlote opened a public hearing at 10:19 a.m. on Form 457 Application for Exemption from Motor Vehicle Taxes by Qualifying Nonprofit Organization Good Samaritan Society-Bloomfield on five vehicles.
Notices of Rejection of Homestead Exemptions were placed on file.
Chairman Schlote closed the open public hearing at 10:25 a.m.  Form 457 Application for Exemption from Motor Vehicle Taxes by Qualifying Nonprofit Organization was approved for Good Samaritan Society-Bloomfield on a 2008 Chevrolet 4-door sedan, a 2007 Ford Sport Van, a 2006 Star Bus, a 2010 Chevrolet pickup and a 2017 Dodge passenger van.
As per Nebraska Revised Statute 77-1311.02 the 2017 Knox County Three Year Plan of Assessment was placed on file. County Assessor McManigal said the plan does not cover the upcoming fiscal budget information as the budget won’t be approved until September.
Chairman Schlote adjourned the Knox County Board of Equalization at 10:34 a.m. on July 27, 2017 until 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 10, 2017 for a regular meeting.
Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk
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VILLAGE OF WAUSA
MEETING MINUTES
July 3, 2017
The regular meeting of the Village of Wausa Board of Trustees was called to order Monday, July 3, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. by Chairman Schumacher. Board members present: Schumacher, Burns, Kaiser, and Nelson. Absent: Seagren. City employees present: Bloomquist, Callahan, and Kleinschmit. Also present: Kyle Stevens, Kendra Suhr, Renae Cunningham, Carrie Dawson, and Ryan Cwach.
Chairman Schumacher stated the Open Meetings Act is posted in the Village Clerk’s office.
It was moved by Burns and seconded by Nelson to change the order of the items on the agenda. Ayes: Schumacher, Kaiser, Nelson, and Burns. Nays: None. Absent: Seagren. Motion carried.
Kendra Suhr, Renae Cunningham, and Carrie Munter discussed the swimming pool. The Board reviewed the survey results. According to the results, 85% of the people that took the survey feel the Village should spend estate funds on the swimming pool. About 65% preferred a new swimming pool. The Board asked Dan Munter, and he mentioned that he could get blue prints for a new bathhouse. Kendra Suhr asked about having a town hall meeting at the next board meeting to help answer questions people have about the pool. They would discuss swimming pool construction/repair with Christiansen Construction and also financing and engineering options with JEO Consulting Group. The Board said they will have the town hall meeting at 7:00 p.m. on August 14, 2017. The concern is that the committee is asking for $700,000 for a new pool, which costs $1.3 million dollars, so they are about $580,000 short.
Building permit #0717-Kyle Stevens was reviewed. It was moved by Burns and seconded by Kaiser to approve building permit #0717. Ayes: Schumacher, Nelson, Kaiser, and Burns. Nays: None. Absent: Seagren. Motion carried.
The Board discussed the new city shop building. Community Club will give $30,000 to use ½ of the Village’s shed for storage space, and they will use $5,000 from the grant to put up the new wall in the building. The Village insures the building and contents. Frevert Excavating will start this month removing the two water sheds and old well house. Sargent Drilling will come in and pull the well and decommission it after everything is cleaned up. It was moved by Nelson and seconded by Kaiser to go with a wood structure for the 40×100 shop building. Ayes: Schumacher, Kaiser, and Nelson. Nays: None. Abstain: Burns. Absent: Seagren. Motion carried. The Board will ask OK Concrete and Clausen Concrete to give separate bids on interior concrete and exterior concrete.
Employee Reports: Utility Superintendent Bloomquist said ball season went really good. They had a lot of campers in the park. The state contacted the village that they will update the crosswalk signs along the highway at the Broadway/Bismark intersection. They will need to be fluorescent. The church sign will also need to be removed. The state said they will not paint the crosswalks. He will contact the state more on the issue. Police Report: Callahan asked about purchasing a new radar gun from Kustom Signals Inc. They will send a bill for $670.00.
The minutes of the June 5, 2017 regular meeting were approved with a motion by Burns and seconded by Nelson. Ayes: Schumacher, Kaiser, Nelson, and Burns. Nays: None. Motion carried. Nays: None. Absent: Seagren. Motion carried.
The treasurer’s report was approved with a motion by Burns and seconded by Kaiser. Ayes: Schumacher, Nelson, Kaiser, and Burns. Nays: None. Absent: Seagren. Motion carried.
The following bills were reviewed:
Great Plains Comm.-comm., 566.03; Black Hills Energy-gas, utility, 225.55; Cedar-Knox PPD-elec. utility, 4,184.78; MCI-comm, 31.27; Wausa Gazette-publication, 152.68; Canon Solutions-office supplies, 235.19; Birmingham & Cwach Law Office-legal services, 450.00; Main Street Grocery-supplies, 107.02; NE Public Health Environmental Lab.-lab fees, 197.00; Telebeep Wireless-pager, 17.11; NE Dept. of Revenue-sales tax, 778.19; Servi-Tech Inc.-prof. services, 117.65; Wausa Fire District-police code messaging, 180.00; Burns Construction-aud. painting/labor, 1,210.00; Big John Mfg.-mist blower parts, 200.00; NENEDD-housing reuse admin. services, 15.00; Holiday Inn-room charges, conference, 171.90; Karen Kleinschmit-mileage, 214.00; Gladys Erickson-supplies, auditorium, 4.26; Arnold Pool-pool supplies, 382.39; Pete Bolln Distributing-mower belts, 76.24; Hawkins Inc.-water & pool supplies, 3,239.35; Central States Lab.-pool supplies, 3,745.73; Health Insurance, 4,002.92; Salaries, 19,839.75; Payroll Taxes, 4,970.48; Viking Lumber-pool and aud. supplies, 8.00; Bloomquist Plumbing & Electric-swimming pool security light and drinking fountain, 573.85; Woodlawn Cemetery-cemetery, operating, 4,000.00; Tara Munter-supplies, pool, 8.90; CHS-gasoline, diesel, 157.70; Big Red Mini Mart-gasoline, 333.06; Key Sanitation-garbage service, 4,034.50; Wausa Solid Waste Reserve-reserve fund, 94.50; Madison National Life-ins, 49.02
It was moved by Kaiser and seconded by Nelson that these bills be paid. Ayes: Schumacher, Burns, Nelson, and Kaiser. Nays: None. Absent: Seagren. Motion carried.
There were a couple requests for a baby changing station at the park. It was moved by Burns and seconded by Nelson to approve a baby changing station for the park. Ayes: Kaiser, Schumacher, Nelson, and Burns. Nays: None. Absent: Seagren. Motion carried.
The meeting adjourned at 8:35 p.m. with a motion by Nelson and seconded by Kaiser. Ayes: Burns, Schumacher, Kaiser, and Nelson. Nays: None. Absent: Seagren. Motion carried.
The next regular meeting will be Monday, August 14, 2017 immediately following a town hall meeting. The town hall meeting will start at 7:00 p.m. During the town hall meeting, there will be a discussion of Swimming Pool Construction/Repair with Christiansen Construction and also discussion of Financing and Engineering Options with JEO Consulting Group.
A current agenda is kept for inspection and all meetings are open to the public.
William J. Schumacher, Chairman
Karen Kleinschmit, Clerk
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