Published On: Wed, Jan 18th, 2017

Wausa Gazette Public Notices 1.18.17

NOTICE OF RENEWAL OF RETAIL LIQUOR LICENSE
Notice is hereby given pursuant to section §53-135.01 that a liquor license may be automatically renewed for one year from May 1, 2017, for the following retail liquor licensee:
121 LLC, dba Big Red Mini Mart, 407 E. Broadway, Wausa NE 68786
Notice is hereby given that written protests to the issuance of automatic renewal of license may be filed by any resident of the Village on or before February 10, 2017, in the office of the Village Clerk and that in the event protests are filed by three or more such persons, hearing will be had to determine whether continuation of the license should be allowed.
Karen Kleinschmit, Village Clerk
Village of Wausa, Nebraska
Upon the conclusion of any hearing required by this section, the local governing body may request a licensee to submit an application as provided in section 53-135.
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NOTICE OF MEETING
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
OF KNOX COUNTY, NEBRASKA
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN:
That a regular meeting of the Knox County Board of Supervisors will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 26, 2017, in the Board of Supervisors’ meeting room at the Knox County Courthouse in Center, Nebraska, which meeting will be open to the public.  An agenda for the meeting is kept continuously current and is available for public inspection at the office of the County Clerk; however, the Board upon convening shall have the right to modify the agenda.  The agenda is also available for viewing on the Knox County website at www.co.knox.ne.us.
Joann M. Fischer
Knox County Clerk
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NOTICE OF MEETING
BOARD OF EQUALIZATION
OF KNOX COUNTY, NEBRASKA
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN:
That a regular meeting of the Knox County Board of Equalization will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 26, 2017, in the Board of Supervisors’ meeting room at the Knox County Courthouse in Center, Nebraska, which meeting will be open to the public.  An agenda for the meeting is kept continuously current and is available for public inspection at the office of the County Clerk; however, the Board upon convening shall have the right to modify the agenda.  The agenda is also available for viewing on the Knox County website at www.co.knox.ne.us.
Joann M. Fischer
Knox County Clerk
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PROCEEDINGS OF THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
At 9:30 a.m.  a statutory 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 January 10, 2017.  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.
Supervisor Liska led the Board in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Chairman Miller 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 Niobrara Tribune newspaper, as shown by the Affidavit of Publication attached to these minutes.
Notice of the 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 December 29, 2016 minutes as read.
Correspondence reviewed was: 1. Letter from the City of Yankton regarding a transportation network.
Claims totaling $342,142.88 were allowed subject to delinquent personal taxes.
Chairman Sokol, Jr. moves the Knox County Board of Supervisors recess at 9:56 a.m. on January 10, 2017.
Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk
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The Knox County Board of Supervisors reconvened at 9:57 a.m., as provided by Sec. 23-272, 23-274 Revised Statutes of Nebraska 1943 (Reissue of 2012).
Chairman Sokol, Jr. appointed County Clerk Fischer as Temporary Chairman of the Knox County Board of Supervisors due to the reorganization process.
Temporary Chairman/Co. Clk. Fischer called for nominations three times from the floor for Chairman of the Knox County Board of Supervisors.  Supervisor Sokol, Jr. was nominated.
Nominations ceased, rules were suspended and a unanimous ballot was cast for Supervisor Sokol, Jr. for Chairman of the Knox County Board of Supervisors for 2017.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #2, #3, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Abstain District #4.  Motion carried.  Supervisor Sokol, Jr. assumed the duties of the Chairman of the Knox County Board of Supervisors for 2017.
Chairman Sokol, Jr. called for nominations three times from the floor for Vice-Chairman of the Knox County Board of Supervisors.  Supr. Miller was nominated.
Nominations ceased, rules were suspended and a unanimous ballot was cast for Supervisor Miller for Vice-Chairman of the Knox County Board of Supervisors for 2017.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #2, #4, #5, #6 and #7.  Nays none.  Abstain District #3.  Motion carried.
Chairman Sokol, Jr. announced the 2017 Committees as follows: FINANCING, BANKING & INSURANCE – Supervisors Virgil Miller, Martin O’Connor and Jim Borgmann; CLAIMS – Supervisors Martin O’Connor, Danny Schlote and Kevin Mackeprang; ROAD & BRIDGE – Supervisors Virgil Miller, Jim Sokol, Jr., Patrick Liska and Hwy. Supt. Kevin Barta.; PRINTING – Supervisors Jim Sokol, Jr., Jim Borgmann and Patrick Liska; PURCHASING – Supervisors Martin O’Connor, Jim Borgmann and Kevin Mackeprang; COURTHOUSE & GROUNDS – Supervisors Virgil Miller, Martin O’Connor, Jim Sokol, Jr., Co. Clerk Joann M. Fischer, Custodian Brandon Peters and Lawn/Snow contract Jess Warriner; COURTHOUSE SECURITY – Sheriff Don Henery, County Attorney John Thomas and Emergency Manager Laura Hintz; COUNTY MACHINERY CARE – Supervisors Martin O’Connor, Jim Sokol, Jr., Patrick Liska and Hwy. Supt. Kevin Barta; EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK COMMITTEE – Supervisors Martin O’Connor, Jim Sokol, Jr., and all Department Heads; COUNTY GENERAL ASSISTANCE – Supervisors in Respective Districts; COURTHOUSE SUPPLY APPROVAL OFFICER – County Clerk Joann Fischer; KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION TAX CLAIMS –appointments to be made during Board of Equalization; SAFETY COORDINATORS – Emergency Manager Laura Hintz and County Clerk Joann M. Fischer; KNOX COUNTY SAFETY COMMITTEE – Supervisors Danny Schlote and Patrick Liska, Emergency Manager Laura Hintz, Co. Clerk Joann Fischer, Hwy. Supt. Kevin Barta, Sheriff Don Henery, Custodian Brandon Peters, Road employees Mike Beckmann, David Huigens and Mike Jelinek, and Hwy. Supt. Office Manager Katie Fritz as secretary; AMERICAN WITH DISABILITIES COMMITTEE – Supervisor Kevin Mackeprang, Hwy. Supt. Kevin Barta and Co. Clerk Joann Fischer; BLOOMFIELD AIRPORT JOINT ZONING BOARD – Supervisor Kevin Mackeprang; CREIGHTON AIRPORT JOINT ZONING BOARD – Supervisor Jim Borgmann; GOLDENROD HILLS (HOUSING) – Supervisor Jim Sokol, Jr.; HEALTH INSURANCE PORTABILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT (HIPAA) COORDINATOR – Co. Clerk Joann Fischer; KNOX COUNTY DEVELOPMENT AGENCY – Supervisors Danny Schlote and Patrick Liska; KNOX COUNTY VISITORS’ COMMITTEE – Supervisor Martin O’Connor; MISSOURI SEDIMENTATION ACTION COALITION BOARD – Mark Simpson; NEBRASKA REGIONAL INTEROPERABILITY NETWORK – Supervisor Kevin Mackeprang; 911 COMMITTEE – Supervisors Virgil Miller, Jim Sokol, Jr. and Danny Schlote; NORTH CENTRAL DISTRICT HEALTH DEPARTMENT BOARD – Supervisor Kevin Mackeprang; NORTHEAST NEBRASKA AREA AGENCY ON AGING – Supervisor Virgil Miller; NORTHEAST NEBRASKA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT (NENEDD) BOARD – Supervisor Jim Borgmann; NORTHSTAR SERVICES BOARD – Supervisor Danny Schlote; RECREATION RIVER COOPERATING AGENCY – Supervisor Martin O’Connor; REGION IV MENTAL HEALTH & SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICE DISTRICT – Supervisor Kevin Mackeprang.
Kevin R. Barta was retained as County Highway Superintendent for the ensuing year.
Co. Treasurer Stark was authorized to invest all funds of the County for the calendar year 2017.
The current salary for Veterans’ Service Officer Gary Jones was set at $19.75 per hour.
The publishing and posting requirements of 2017 Notices of Meeting were designated as follows:  All 2017 Notices of Meeting to be posted on the Knox County Website being www.co.knox.ne.us; the Notice of Meeting for the first regular meeting of each month be published in the Niobrara Tribune, the Notice of Meeting for the second regular meeting of each month be published in the Wausa Gazette; and special meeting/quorum meeting notices be published in both the Creighton News and Crofton Journal.
Chairman Sokol, Jr. moves the Board recess at 10:10 a.m. for Board of Equalization.
The Knox County Board of Supervisors reconvened at 10:23 a.m. with all members present.
Hwy. Supt. Barta met with the Board on the following: 1. Supervisors signed their respective shed inventory sheets; 2. Chairman Sokol, Jr. signed the Pay Rate Adjustment forms for the Hwy. Supt. office staff and the Road employees; 3. A quote from B’s Enterprises, Inc. of Norfolk NE was accepted in the amount of $14,808 for two 72” x 50 (10 gauge) culverts, one piece construction with headwall attached for each culvert with 5 x 1 corrugation to be used for the Morton/Columbia Township line project; 4. Schedules for the Shed Inspection to be held on January 23 and the Road Employee evaluations to be held on January 26 reviewed; 5. County bridge match program.  Hwy. Supt. Barta attended a recent meeting.  Two bridge project proposals had been submitted and one was chosen for funding; 6. Update on the BIA “Ray Stark” bridge project.  An environmental assessment study is being conducted; 7. Update on the “Verdigre North” historical bridge project; 8. Update on Bloomfield north oil road near Mark Miller Feedlot. Discussion was held on elevation readings to replace a box culvert, possibly adding frontage roads and moving sewage ponds; 9. Repairs on Cat 140M motorgrader; 10. Radiant heat tube repaired at Bloomfield shed; 11. No updates on Lindy/Santee road lawsuit; 12. Discussed One & Six Year Road process.  The One & Six Year Road hearing will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.
The County Sheriff’s Quarterly Fee Report of Fees collected between October 1 and December 31, 2016 was placed on file.
County Clerk Fischer discussed with the Board the school fair exhibits. In the past, the County Superintendent of Schools’ Office handled the exhibits but when the office was closed, the duties were transferred to the Knox County Clerk’s Office.  The exhibits were shown in the School Building and the north end of the 4-H Building at the Knox County Fair Grounds for many years, however with the increase of the 4-H membership, the school exhibits were limited to the School Building this past year and will be in the future.  The process for showing, labeling and judging the school exhibits has been done the same for many years and suggestions to update the process were given.  County Clerk Fischer asked the needed updates and school fair exhibit duties be turned over to those who have more experience in the art field.  The Board asked County Clerk Fischer to write letters to the school art teachers and school boards in the County to see if someone from their groups would take over the updates and school fair exhibit duties.
The Clerk of the District Court December Fee Report was placed on file.
The Board placed on file the County Treasurer’s Semi-Annual Report of Summary of Collections, Disbursements and Balances for six months ending December 31, 2016, and noted that there were no unpaid claims against Knox County as of December 15, 2016.
County Clerk Fischer presented information on the County’s present voluntary leave transfer program, the results of a survey conducted with other County Clerks, and suggestions from NACO to update the present program.  The Board appointed a committee, being Chairman Sokol, Jr., Supr. Schlote, County Clerk Fischer, Hwy. Supt. Barta, Sheriff Henery and an employee from the Road Dept., to review the program, to present updates to the Board and to make changes to the Employee Handbook regarding the voluntary leave transfer program.
Receipts totaling $253,861.90 were accepted and placed on file.
There was no public comment on agenda items.
There was no public comment on non-agenda items.
GENERAL FUND. Salaries, 142,896.74; Advanced Correctional Healthcare, ex, 5.45; Big John Manufacturing Inc., ex, 337.80; BJ Harris, ex, 990.40; Bloomfield Tire & Oil LLC, ex, 26.00; Bob Barker Company Inc., ex, 171.46; Burns Lumber Company LLC, ex, 14.11; Classic Carpet Care, ex, 41.50; Collector of Internal Revenue, ss, 10,706.30; County of Knox Employee Benefit Account HealthCare Solutions Group Inc., ins, 26,400.00; County of Knox Employee Benefit Account HealthCare Solutions Group Inc., ex, 1,000.00; Creighton News, ex, 191.25; Creighton 59 LLC, ex, 86.51; Crofton Journal/Niobrara Tribune, ex, 205.17; DAS State Accounting-Central Finance, ex, 121.88; Dawn Murphy, ex, 37.40; Derek Cunningham, ex, 28.76; Dollar General, ex, 29.45; Donald Jiracek, ps, 25.00; Eakes Office Solutions, ex, 201.34; Echo Group Inc., ex, 139.10; Ecowater Systems, ex, 351.75; Elaine’s Tavern & Café, ex, 4,290.00; Farmers Pride, ex, 210.10; Great Plains Communications, ut, 2,135.79; Health Plan Services Inc., ins, 1,698.32; Hefner Hardware, ex, 206.13; Jo Ann P. Knori, ps, 20.00; John Thomas, ex, 2.00; Kay Morrill, ex, 17.42; Key Sanitation, ut, 104.00; Knox County Sheriff, ex, 507.00; The Lincoln National Life Ins. Co., ins, 76.22; Liz Doerr, ex, 73.98; Loren McCormick, ex, 25.52; Microfilm Imaging Systems Inc., ex, 40.50; Midwest Special Services Inc., ex, 435.00; MIPS, ex, 686.99; Moody Motor Co. Inc., ex, 234.03; Nebraska Weed Control Association, ex, 330.00; North Central Public Power District, ut, 3,527.21; Northeast Nebraska News Company, ex, 84.00; Office Depot, ex, 215.95; Pitney Bowes, ex, 203.67; Quill, ex, 100.99; Retirement Plans Division of Ameritas, ret, 9,424.43; Rhonda K. Surface, ex, 60.45; Ruth Vonderohe, ex, 152.28; Sukup Service, ex, 1,961.18; Telebeep, ex, 51.33; The Farner Co., ex, 119.28; The Monitor, ex, 71.75; U.S. Cellular, ut, 160.00; U.S. Cellular, ut, 262.89; Verdigre Eagle, ex, 73.50; Verdigre Farm Service, ex, 20.02; Vievu, ex, 125.00; Village of Center, ut, 240.00; Wholesale Supply Co., ex, 125.30.
ROAD FUND. Salaries, 57,585.71; Avera Medical Group, ex, 25.00; Backus Sand & Gravel, ex, 1,355.26; Bauer Built, ex, 2,568.00; Block Tree, ex, 278.00; Bohemian One Stop, ex, 109.51; Bomgaars, ex, 627.97; CHS Wausa, ex, 88.01; City of Bloomfield, ut, 19.50; City of Creighton, ut, 137.34; CMart, ex, 148.62; Collector of Internal Revenue, ss, 4,352.14; Country Pride Cooperative, ut, 399.00; County of Knox Employee Benefit Acct. c/o Healthcare Solutions Group Inc., ins, 12,800.00; Farmer’s Pride, exl, 680.95; Great Plains Communications, ut, 476.98; Grossenburg Implement Inc., ex, 2,276.67; Health Plan Services, ins, 719.28; Jedlicka’s Hardware Hank, ex, 81.72; J&K Auto, ex, 43.25; Kayton International Inc., ex, 112.36; Kevin R. Barta, ex, 50.00; Key Sanitation, ut, 116.00; Kimball Midwest, ex, 1,075.49; Larry Pilar, ps, 21.00; Lincoln National Life Ins. Co., ins, 32.30; Mainelli Wagner & Associates Inc., ex, 3,578.96; Medical Enterprises Inc., ex, 98.00; N&B Gas Co., ut, 1,892.13; Nebraska Public Power District, ut, 87.77; North Central Public Power District, ut, 523.23; Pahl Construction LLC, ex, 9,092.50; Peitz GMC Service Inc., ex, 326.76; Powerplan, ex, 634.61; Productivity Plus Account, ex, 621.98; Reinke’s Farm & City Service Inc., ex, 74.75; Retirement Plans Div. of Ameritas, ret, 3,799.96; Rohrer Welding, ex, 58.19; State of Nebraska Motor Fuels Division, ex, 381.00; Sukup Service, ex, 2,547.57; U.S. Cellular, ut, 583.27; Village of Niobrara, ut, 39.50; West Hodson Lumber & Concrete Co., ex, 66.12.
CHILD SUPPORT FUND. Great Plains Communications, ut, 52.29; Maximus Inc., ex, 1,250.00; Microfilm Imaging Systems, ex, 46.00; Postmaster, ex, 109.00.
VISITOR’S MPROVEMENT FUND. Great Plains Communications, ex, 99.32.
ROD PRESERVATION/MODERNIZATION FUND. Microfilm Imaging Systems Inc., ex, 185.00; MIPS, ex, 217.93.
COUNTY INSURANCE FUND.  Susan York, ins, 179.08.
C&C DEVELOPMENT FUND. Salaries, 2,918.33; Collector of Internal Revenue, ss, 215.66; County of Knox Employee Benefit Acct. c/o Healthcare Solutions Group Inc., ins, 800.00; Great Plains Communications, ut, 52.29; Health Plan Services, ins, 39.96; Lincoln National Life Insurance Co., ins, 1.83; Retirement Plans Div. of Ameritas, ret, 196.99; U.S. Cellular, ut, 67.61.
INHERITANCE FUND.  Mainelli Wagner & Associates Inc., exx, 3,650.00; Northeast Community College Foundation, ex, 5,000.00; Rodney W. Smith, ex, 2,083.37.
911 WIRELESS FUND. CenturyLink, ut, 335.01; Great Plains Communications, ut, 397.80; Three River Telco, ut, 143.92.
SHERIFF COMMISSARY FUND. Bob’s Candy Service, ex, 111.90.
911 EMERGENCY FUND. BJ Harris Inc., ex, 790.40; CenturyLink, ut, 180.39; CenturyLink, ut, 5.37; Great Plains Communications, ut, 269.98; Three River Telco, ut, 77.49.
Chairman Sokol, Jr. the Knox County Board of Supervisors at 11:11 a.m., January 10, 2017 until Thursday, January 26, 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 reorganizational meeting of the Knox County Board of Equalization was held in the Boardroom at the Knox County Courthouse in Center, Nebraska at 10:10 a.m. on the date of January 10, 2017.  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 Niobrara Tribune 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 December 29, 2016 minutes as read.
Chairman Schlote appointed County Clerk Fischer as Temporary Chairman of the Knox County Board of Equalization due to the reorganization process.
Temporary Chairman/Co. Clk. Fischer called for nominations from the floor for Chairman of the Knox County Board of Equalization.  Supervisor Schlote was nominated.
Nominations ceased, rules were suspended and a unanimous ballot was cast for Supervisor Schlote as Chairman of the Knox County Board of Equalization for 2017.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, and #7.  Nays none.  Abstain District #6.  Motion carried.  Supervisor Schlote assumed the duties of the Chairman of the Knox County Board of Equalization for 2017.
Chairman Schlote called for nominations from the floor for Vice-Chairman of the Knox County Board of Equalization.  Supervisor Mackeprang was nominated.
Nominations ceased, rules were suspended and a unanimous ballot was cast for Supervisor Mackeprang as Vice-Chairman of the Knox County Board of Equalization for 2017.  By roll call vote.  Ayes Districts #1, #2, #3, #4, #6 and #7.  Nays none. Abstain District #5.  Motion carried.  Supervisor Mackeprang assumed the duties of the Vice-Chairman of the Knox County Board of Equalization for 2017.
Chairman Schlote announced the following committee appointment for 2017: KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION TAX CLAIMS – Supervisors Martin O’Connor, Kevin Mackeprang, Patrick Liska and Co. Assessor Monica McManigal.
The publishing and posting requirements of 2017 Notices of Meeting were designated as follows:  All 2017 Notices of Meeting to be posted on the Knox County Website being www.co.knox.ne.us; the Notice of Meeting for the first regular meeting of each month be published in the Niobrara Tribune, the Notice of Meeting for the second regular meeting of each month be published in the Wausa Gazette; and special meeting/quorum meeting notices be published in both the Niobrara Tribune and Wausa Gazette.
There was no public comment on agenda items.
There was no public comment on non-agenda items.
Co. Assessor McManigal and the Board discussed TIF projects.
Chairman Schlote adjourned the Knox County Board of Equalization at 10:23 a.m. on January 10, 2017 until 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 26, 2017 for a regular meeting.
Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk
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