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Posted: Wednesday, March 6, 2019 4:04 pm

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 February 28, 2019, 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 Crofton Journal 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 February 14, 2019, meeting minutes as read.

Correspondence reviewed was: 1. Knox County Development Agency October 29, 2018, meeting minutes, agenda for a KCDA meeting on February 25, 2019, and the Economic Development Director’s Report from November 2018 through February 2019.

Claims totaling $48,041.20 were allowed subject to delinquent personal taxes.

Placed on file were the bonds for the Clerks and Treasurers of the Eastern and North Frankfort Townships.

Chairman Sokol, Jr. moves the Board recess at 9:59 a.m. for Board of Equalization.

The Knox County Board of Supervisors reconvened at 10:13 a.m. with all members present.

Hwy. Supt. Barta met with the Board on the following: 1. Jeremy Crosley, the new County mechanic, introduced himself to the Board; 2. The Board approved the purchase of the TEXA Truck and Off Highway Combo Diagnostic Tool that includes a laptop computer and software for $8,495 and to purchase the AutoEnginuity Software with Ford, GM, Dodge and Chevrolet enhanced for $799.95; 3. Resolution #2019 – 02 was adopted for the submission of documents to the State of Nebraska on the One- and Six-Year Road Hearing that was held on February 14, 2019. A full copy of Resolution #2019 – 02 is on file at the Knox County Clerk’s Office; 4. Cedar/Knox County Line bridge project. Husker Steel Company quoted a cost of $67,888 for steel products. The proposal is to have Knox County remove the old bridge and build the new bridge using Knox County’s equipment. Hwy. Supt. Barta submitted estimated labor, equipment and rented equipment costs to Knox County. An interlocal agreement will be drafted if the Cedar County Commissioners approve the project; 5. Hiring additional seasonal help/flagger for the oil crew. Discussion ensued on hiring one seasonal employee with no benefits except the required retirement and the seasonal employee would be a flagger for the oil crew and to operate road equipment as needed; 6. The Board reviewed a report of road employees and the motorgrader miles for winter and summer; 7. Lewis & Clark Rural Water District wants to construct a concrete trough below a culvert along the Rec Road in the County’s right-of-way. The Rural Water District would pay the costs; 8. Scott Sand of Hartington will crush the concrete pile located at the Creighton County Yard at a cost of $7.75 per ton; 9. Scott Grim, Bridge Foreman Jelinek and Hwy. Supt. Barta will be attending a bridge conference.

Zoning Administrator Doerr met with the Board on the following; 1. Approved was Administrative Plat Application #P0132 Floor Fashions (Brad Charrlin) for a .82-acre tract in the SW1/4NW1/4 of Section 9, T30N, R5W of the 6th P.M., Knox County, Nebraska; 2. Placed on file was the September 25, 2018, Planning Commission meeting minutes; 3. Discussed new storage unit being constructed by Troy Behounek; 4. Town Hall meetings will be held in Niobrara and in Bloomfield today for public input on the updates to the Knox County Comprehensive Plan; 5. Lewis & Clark NRD is holding a water shed meeting today.

County Attorney Thomas updated the Board on charges filed in Federal Court against criminals involved in the Phyllis Hunhoff case. Sheriff Henery told the Board that Chief Deputy Henery and Sheriff Henery probably will be called to testify in Omaha at the trials.

Sheriff Henery met with the Board on the following: 1. The new patrol pickup is here and is being outfitted with lights and radios. Sheriff Henery recommended that the surplus Ford Expedition be offered for sale to Knox County police departments or fire departments as the vehicle is equipped with lights and radios and would not have to be stripped down if sold to individuals. Sheriff Henery will contact County Attorney Thomas on this matter; 2. Discussed people illegally passing school buses; 3. ICE took custody of one person in Bloomfield.

Resolution #2019 – 03 amending Resolution #2017 – 32 was adopted to correct the typographical error in the legal description of the tract in Lot 1 in Hideaway Estates, a subdivision of Knox County, that was deeded to Knox County for a safe entrance into Hideaway Estates. A full copy of Resolution #2019 – 03 amending Resolution #2017 – 32 is on file in the Knox County Clerk’s Office.

Receipts totaling $118,346.83 were accepted and placed on file.

There was no public comment on agenda items.

There was no public comment on non-agenda items.

Added to the agenda by emergency action, executive session was holding discussion on legal litigation.

The Board went into executive session at 11:40 a.m. to discuss legal litigation. Chairman Sokol, Jr. reiterated that the executive session will be held on legal litigation. The Board came out of executive session at 11:55 a.m.

The executive session held on legal litigation was closed at 11:55 a.m.

GENERAL FUND. CenturyLink, ut, 26.16; Classic Rentals, ex, 41.00; Clerk of District Court, ex, 72.00; CMart LLC, ex, 30.00; DAS State Accounting-Central Finance, ex, 448.00; Dean Wilken, ex, 47.04; Doug DeShazer, ex, 25.00; Eakes Office Solutions, ex, 265.66; First National Bank Omaha, ex, 2,972.55; Fred Steffen, ex, 67.92; Greg Kuhlman, ex, 52.84; Jeannoutot Plumbing, ex, 785.18; Jim Kotrous, ex, 43.56; Keith Nielsen, ex, 40.66; Knox County Sheriff, ex, 6.00; Lied Lodge & Conference Center, ex, 192.40; Monroe Systems, ex, 115.25; Moody Motor Company Inc., ex, 47.65; National Patent Analytical Systems Inc., ex, 548.43; Neil Clausen, ex, 57.48; NIRMA, ex, 221.00; Northeast Nebraska Association of County Officials, ex, 200.00; Quill Corporation, ex, 156.48; Robert Larsen, ex, 38.92; Robert Ganz, ex, 37.76; Roger’s Auto Repair, ex, 44.00; Thomson Reuters-West, ex, 324.00; Top Quality Glove, ex, 67.50; Tri-State Turf & Irrigation, ex, 250.00.

ROAD FUND. B’s Enterprises Inc., ex, 14,105.74; Bazile Creek Power Sports, ex, 635.94; Bomgaars, ex, 4,735.42; Cedar Knox PPD, ut, 210.29; C-Mart LLC, ex, 28.67; Creighton News, ex, 95.40; Farmer’s Pride, ut, 285.12; First National Bank Omaha, ex, 273.03; Kimball Midwest, ex, 163.80; Mainelli Wagner & Associates Inc., ex, 2,621.90; Medical Enterprises Inc., ex, 75.00; Nebraska Public Power District, ut, 217.74; NIRMA, ex, 221.00; NMC Exchange LLC, ex, 247.08; Russ Crosley, ex, 46.00; Sucha Repair, ex, 9.88; Verdigre Eagle, ex, 40.68; Verdigre Farm Service, ex, 2,483.57.

CHILD SUPPORT FUND. First National Bank Omaha, ex, 750.00; Microfilm Imaging Systems Inc., ex, 81.00; MIPS Inc., ex, 336.00.

VISITOR’S IMPROVEMENT FUND. Creighton Historical Center, ex, 10,000.00; First National Bank Omaha, ex, 108.65.

COUNTY INSURANCE FUND. Name redacted, ins, 250.00; Name Redacted, ins, 250.00; Name Redacted, ins, 250.00.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUND. NE Development Network, ex, 50.00.

C&C DEVELOPMENT FUND. First National Bank Omaha, ex, 1,355.50; Megan Hanefeldt, ex, 154.86; Quill Corporation, ex, 40.98.

INHERITANCE FUND. Egley, Fullner, Montag, Morland & Easland P.C., ex, 534.16.

911 EMERGENCY FUND. First National Bank Omaha, ex, 31.45.

SHERIFF COMMISSARY FUND. Bob’s Candy Service Inc., ex, 127.90.

Chairman Sokol, Jr. adjourned the Knox County Board of Supervisors at 11:56 a.m. on February 28, 2019, until Thursday, March 14, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. for a regular meeting.

Joann M. Fischer,

Knox County Clerk

Publish March 6, 2019.

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