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MINUTES Lancaster County Board of Commissioners County Commissioners Hearing Room First Floor, County-City Building Tuesday, June 2, 1998 1:30 p.m.Commissioners Present: Linda Steinman, Chair Kathy Campbell Larry Hudkins Steve Svoboda Darlene Tussing Others Present: Kerry Eagan, Chief Administrative Officer Kandra Hahn, County Clerk Diane Staab, Deputy County Attorney 1) MINUTES: Approval of the minutes of the Board of Commissioners meeting held on Tuesday, May 26, 1998. (19981240) (A copy of the minutes is on file in the Office of the Lancaster County Clerk.) MOTION: Hudkins moved and Campbell seconded approval of the minutes of May 26, 1998. On call Campbell, Hudkins, Steinman, Svoboda and Tussing voted aye. Motion carried. 2) CLAIMS: Approval of all claims processed through Tuesday, June 2, 1998. MOTION: Svoboda moved and Campbell seconded approval. On call Hudkins, Steinman, Svoboda, Tussing and Campbell voted aye. Motion carried. 3) The Clerk asked if anyone present requested a change in the agenda. No requests were made and the meeting proceeded as planned. 4) NEW BUSINESS: A. An application for a Special Designated License from Wine Merchants Inc. to hold a wedding reception on Saturday, June 13, 1998 from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at 1511 S 112th Street in Walton, Nebraska. (19981138) (19981243) (19981262) MOTION: Campbell moved and Tussing seconded approval of an application for a Special Designated License from Wine Merchants Inc. and to advise the applicant of the conditions of the Sheriff. On call Steinman, Svoboda, Tussing, Campbell and Hudkins voted aye. Motion carried. B. Appointment of a temporary Board of Trustees for the Yankee Ridge Special Improvement District. Diane Staab, Deputy County Attorney, stated a petition was filed on May 1 by the Yankee Ridge Improvement District requesting permission to form a special improvement district and also requesting that the County Board appoint a Board of Trustees. She explained between May 18 and May 28, 1998 21 written objections were received by the County Clerk's office which is more than half of the 39 property owners. Staab said the statute states that if 50 percent or more of the individuals living in the proposed district object, the County Board should not appoint a Board of Trustees. She advised the County Board not to proceed with appointing a Board of Trustees as requested. She stated a question was brought to her about the filing of the objections because they did not specifically state they were objecting to the appointment of the Board of Trustees. Staab said she reviewed the objections filed in the Clerk's office and noted that there were cover letters which went along with the objections that stated the intent of the objections was to request that the County Board not appoint a Board of Trustees. Staab also informed the County Board that they have already advertised for a public hearing to be held next week which should be canceled because no Board of Trustees will be appointed. She requested that two letters from Marsha Dvorak requesting that the Board of Trustees not be appointed be made a part of the record. MOTION: Campbell moved and Tussing seconded to drop Item 4B from the agenda and cancel the public hearing scheduled for June 9, 1998 at 1:30 p.m. in connection with a petition for election to form the Yankee Ridge Road Special Improvement District. On call Svoboda, Tussing, Campbell, Hudkins and Steinman voted aye. Motion carried. C. An agreement with Corporate Diversified Services to administer Flexible Employee Benefit Account (FEBA) medical and dependent care reimbursements at fees stated in the agreement. (19981258) MOTION: Tussing moved and Hudkins seconded approval. On call Tussing, Campbell, Hudkins, Steinman and Svoboda voted aye. Motion carried. D. An agreement with Kissel/E & S Associates for lobbying services for Lancaster County, beginning November 1, 1998 and ending October 31, 2000, for $30,000 the first year and $32,000 the second year. (19981257) MOTION: Tussing moved and Campbell seconded approval. On call Campbell, Hudkins, Steinman, Svoboda and Tussing voted aye. Motion carried. E. A grant contract with Cornhusker Place for detoxification services, in the amount of $15,000. (19981256) MOTION: Campbell moved and Tussing seconded approval. On call Hudkins, Steinman, Svoboda, Tussing and Campbell voted aye. Motion carried. F. Recommendation from the Purchasing Agent and the County Engineer to award a bid from a State contract for one all wheel drive loader with options as described to Contractors Machinery Inc., for $84,125. (19981261) MOTION: Hudkins moved and Tussing seconded approval. On call Steinman, Svoboda, Tussing, Campbell and Hudkins voted aye. Motion carried. G. Recommendation from the Purchasing Agent and Lancaster Manor to award a bid to Floors Inc., for $218,574, to provide and install carpet, vinyl tile and safety flooring. (19981264) MOTION: Tussing moved and Campbell seconded approval. Campbell noted for the record that the monies used to pay for the carpet, tile and flooring comes from the Renewal and Replacement Fund which was set aside at Lancaster Manor when the facility was built. ROLL CALL: Svoboda, Tussing, Campbell, Hudkins and Steinman voted aye. Motion carried. H. Stipulation regarding Lenco Company bankruptcy to establish the County's claim amount of $31,107.16. (19981272) MOTION: Campbell moved and Hudkins seconded authorizing Terry Adams, Deputy County Treasurer, to execute the stipulation. On call Tussing, Campbell, Hudkins, Steinman and Svoboda voted aye. Motion carried. I. Approval of a disbursement from the Lancaster Leasing Corporation Renewal and Replacement Fund to Taylor Industries, Inc., in the amount of $949, for a microwave oven for Lancaster Manor. (19981220) MOTION: Hudkins moved and Campbell seconded approval. On call Campbell, Hudkins, Steinman, Svoboda and Tussing voted aye. Motion carried. J. A resolution adopting policies and procedures for property valuation protests before the Lancaster County Board of Equalization. (19981253) MOTION: Tussing moved and Campbell seconded approval of Resolution 98-1253. On call Hudkins, Steinman, Svoboda, Tussing and Campbell voted aye. Motion carried. K. A transfer of appropriations from the General Fund Miscellaneous Budget to the following General Fund Agencies: (19981259) Agency Amount County Board of Commissioners $ 2,000 County Treasurer $ 38,500 Register of Deeds $ 2,282 County Court $ 14,200 Public Defender $ 72,292 Records & Information Management $ 19,000 Sheriff $115,000 County Attorney $ 74,889 Corrections $ 95,000 County Engineer $ 52,818 Veterans Service $ 5,235 Human Services $ 6,430 MOTION: Hudkins moved and Campbell seconded approval of Resolution 98-1259. On call Steinman, Svoboda, Tussing, Campbell and Hudkins voted aye. Motion carried. L. A political subdivision tort claim filed against the Corrections Department by Ronnie C. Durham for lost property, in the amount of $30. (19981254) MOTION: Tussing moved and Hudkins seconded to accept the Director's recommendation and deny the claim. On call Svoboda, Tussing, Campbell, Hudkins and Steinman voted aye. Motion carried. M. Appointments of the following to the Lincoln-Lancaster County Board of Health: (19981245) Individual Expiration of Term Cindy Johnson April 15, 1999 Larry Hudkins April 15, 1999 Rodrigo Cantarero April 15, 1999 James Hulse April 15, 2000 Mary Helen Elliott April 15, 2000 Debbie Brehm April 15, 2000 Anne Seacrest April 15, 2001 Dr. James Ganser April 15, 2001 Dr. Chris Caudill April 15, 2001 MOTION: Campbell moved and Tussing seconded approval. On call Tussing, Campbell, Hudkins, Steinman and Svoboda voted aye. Motion carried. N. Accept offer to purchase real property located at 1155 South Street, in the amount of $340,000, from the Board of Education for Lincoln Public Schools. (19981273) MOTION: Campbell moved and Tussing seconded approval. Diane Staab, Deputy County Attorney, stated the property is located at 13th and South Streets and explained that Lincoln Public Schools is a government agency and that they have powers of eminent domain. She said they had approached the County Board indicating they were interested in the property. Staab stated Lincoln Public Schools could take the property through eminent domain, however, they approached the County Board asking for their consent to a transfer. She explained the property has been appraised and an amount was agreed upon. Rather than proceed with the process of eminent domain, the County is consenting to the transfer. ROLL CALL: Campbell, Hudkins, Steinman, Svoboda and Tussing voted aye. Motion carried. 4. CONSENT ITEMS: These are items of business before the Lancaster County Board of Commissioners which have been previously supplied to each Commissioner in writing, which are relatively routine and which are expected to be adopted without dissent. Any individual item may be removed for special discussion and consideration by a Commissioner or by any member of the public without prior notice. Unless there is an exception, these items will be approved as one with a single vote of the Board of Commissioners. These items are approval of: A. Setting of a public hearing for Tuesday, June 16, 1998 at 1:30 p.m. in the County Commissioners/City Council chambers, Room 112, on the first floor of the County-City Building to increase the Fiscal Year 1998 appropriations in the following funds: (19981263) Agency Amount Lancaster Manor $581,102 Community Mental Health Center $124,217 County-City Property Management $ 95,000 Weed Control $ 10,000 B. An agreement with Raymond A., Billie A., Michael A. and Mark D. Leavitt for entrance onto real property in connection with the reconstruction of a portion of North 84th Street. (19981255) MOTION: Campbell moved and Tussing seconded approval of the Consent Items. On call Hudkins, Steinman, Svoboda, Tussing and Campbell voted aye. Motion carried. 5. OTHER BUSINESS: Kerry Eagan, Chief Administrative Officer, explained a typographical error was made regarding the public hearing date in connection with the issuance of Industrial Development Bonds. He explained that Kevin Siebert, bond counsel, indicated the hearing was advertised in the newspaper for the current date and due to legal requirements the hearing must be held June 2. MOTION: Campbell moved and Tussing seconded to move the public hearing regarding the issuance of Industrial Development Bonds to the current agenda as published in the Lincoln Journal Star. On call Steinman, Svoboda, Tussing, Campbell and Hudkins voted aye. Motion carried. The Chair opened the public hearing and asked if anyone wished to testify in favor of the bonds. Kevin Siebert, bond counsel, appeared and said the bonds are for the Tabitha Inc. Project. He explained the issuance of bonds was not being done by the County, but by Hospital Authority Number One. He stated the bonds would finance the addition of an Alzheimer's Solarium/Activity Center at the existing Tabitha facilities located on 48th and Randolph Streets. The amount of the bonds, Siebert stated, is $600,000. The Chair asked if anyone wished to testify in opposition or in a neutral position. No one appeared and the public hearing was closed. MOTION: Campbell moved and Tussing seconded approval of the issuance of Industrial Development Revenue Bonds of Hospital Authority Number One on behalf of Tabitha, Inc., in the amount of $600,000, for the acquisition, construction and equipping of health care facilities. On call Svoboda, Tussing, Campbell, Hudkins and Steinman voted aye. Motion carried. Mike Morosin appeared and stated he hoped the $10,000 appropriated to Weed Control would help since the City/County is now combined. He requested that a letter be sent from the County Board asking for more diligence in answering some of the troubledproperties. 7) ADJOURNMENT: MOTION: Tussing moved and Campbell seconded to adjourn. On call Tussing, Campbell, Hudkins, Steinman and Svoboda voted aye. Motion carried. Kandra Hahn Lancaster County Clerk
MINUTES Lancaster County Board of Equalization County Commissioners Chambers First Floor, County-City Building Tuesday, June 2, 1998 1:30 p.m.Commissioners Present: Linda Steinman, Chair Kathy Campbell Larry Hudkins Steve Svoboda Darlene Tussing Others Present: Norm Agena, County Assessor Kerry Eagan, Chief Administrative Officer Kandra Hahn, County Clerk Diane Staab, Deputy County Attorney 1) MINUTES: Approval of the minutes of the Board of Equalization meeting held on Tuesday, May 26, 1998. (19981239) (A copy of these minutes is on file in the Office of the Lancaster County Clerk.) MOTION: Tussing moved and Hudkins seconded approval of the minutes of May 26, 1998. On call Campbell, Hudkins, Steinman, Svoboda and Tussing voted aye. Motion carried. 2) ADDITIONS AND DEDUCTIONS: Approval of 12 additions and deductions to the tax assessment rolls per. (19981260) MOTION: Svoboda moved and Tussing seconded approval. On call Hudkins, Steinman, Svoboda, Tussing and Campbell voted aye. Motion carried. 3) APPROVAL OF A MOTOR VEHICLE TAX EXEMPTION: Cornhusker Council, Boy Scouts of America The Good News Broadcasting Association, Inc. Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital St. Thomas Aquinas Church MOTION: Tussing moved and Campbell seconded approval of motor vehicle tax exemptions for Cornhusker Council, Boy Scouts of America; The Good News Broadcasting Association, Inc.; Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital and St. Thomas Aquinas Church. On call Steinman, Svoboda, Tussing, Campbell and Hudkins voted aye. Motion carried. 4) ADJOURNMENT: At the direction of the Chair the Board of Equalization meeting was adjourned. Kandra Hahn Lancaster County Clerk
MINUTES Lancaster County Board of Commissioners Department Budget Hearing Meeting Room #106 First Floor, County-City Building Tuesday, June 2, 1998 8:00 a.m. Commissioners Present: Linda Steinman, Chair Kathy Campbell Darlene Tussing Larry Hudkins Commissioners Absent: Steve Svoboda Others Present: Kerry Eagan, Chief Administrative Officer Dave Kroeker, Budget & Fiscal Officer Ann Taylor, County Clerk's Office COUNTY CLERK - Kandra Hahn, County Clerk Kandra Hahn, County Clerk, reported the following increases to the County Clerk's budget: $ 6,000 County Clerk's portion of the cost of an upgrade of the OASIS, property valuation computer system $23,000 Continued development of the Tesseract Payroll System $ 4,000 Personnel Costs In response to a question from Campbell, Hahn stated that compilation of the County Code has been completed in notebook form and is currently being scanned on the Keyfile Document Management System. She noted, however, that revisions to existing County Resolutions will need to be added, with input from the County Attorney's Office. Steinman inquired about increases in the categories of Books & Subscriptions (3405) and Enrollment Fees (3406). Hahn stated that these categories were related to training of personnel. COUNTY ENGINEER & GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM (GIS) - Don Thomas, County Engineer; Larry Worrell, County Surveyor; and Jim Langtry, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Mapping Division Head and Candy Hunt, Administrative Aide II County Engineer Don Thomas, County Engineer, briefly reviewed the Administration General Fund Budget Worksheet Fiscal Year 1999, noting the following increases: $77,000 Personal Services $ 4,000 Increased Right of Way Costs $ 1,400 Lease Cost for a Copier $ 4,150 Increase in Health & Dental Insurance Premiums In response to a question from Hudkins, Thomas stated that the cost of regrading rural roads is included in the highway budget. Kroeker noted that capital improvements and improvements to lands have been redefined under the new lid. He requested Thomas to provide a breakdown of these items in the County Engineer's budget. Kroeker also inquired about the percentage of increase with regards to transfer of funds from General Fund Miscellaneous to the Bridge and Road Fund. Thomas stated that initial estimates indicate that the percentage will be large, though the cash balance could impact that amount. Thomas also noted that a loss of $140,000 is anticipated in state highway allocations, due to the half cent decrease in sales tax. Geographic Information System (GIS) Jim Langtry, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Mapping Division Head, briefly reviewed the GIS General Fund Budget Worksheet Fiscal Year 1999. Langtry reported that the Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) Project is nearing completion, but indicated that approximately $25,000 in funds budgeted in the Temporary Salaries Category (1054) will need to be carried over to complete the County portion. Langtry also reviewed estimated costs for the GIS/Oracle/Network, budgeted under Office Equipment Repair (3553). Campbell asked Langtry what major expenses were anticipated for GIS for the next three years. Langtry responded that the most significant costs would be in the areas of Oracle, Special Database Engine (SDE), public access and server costs. Dave Kroeker, Budget & Fiscal Officer, noted that $75,000 had been reserved in the Keno Fund for hardware and software costs related to Oracle and SDE. He also noted that $150,000 had been reserved in the Keno Fund for the 50% split with the City to complete monumentation. In response to a question from Campbell, Thomas reported that details on federal highway allocations were not yet available. He noted, however, that there may be more funds available for bridges than roads. GENERAL FUND MISCELLANEOUS - Dave Kroeker Budget & Fiscal Officer Dave Kroeker Budget & Fiscal Officer, briefly reviewed Lancaster County FY98 Projected Additional Appropriations. Hudkins inquired whether the increases in the Clerk of the District Court's budget for rent, temporary employees and data processing costs were a one year catch-up or indication of an upward trend. Campbell questioned why the wording of the resolution to transfer appropriations from the General Fund Miscellaneous budget to various General Fund agencies (98-1259), scheduled for adoption at the 1:30 p.m. County Board of Commissioners meeting, states that appropriations are necessary due to unforeseen "emergencies". Kroeker stated that the wording was in accordance with State Statutes. He noted that the County Board budgets salaries as an emergency item. Kroeker briefly reviewed the General Fund Miscellaneous budget, noting that shaded areas were estimated figures. He stated that he had budgeted $1,300,000 for Contingency (3411) for FY99, noting that he had not built-in any funds for insurance increases. COUNTY ASSESSOR - Norm Agena, County Assessor and Robin Hendricksen, Chief Administrative Deputy Assessor Robin Hendricksen, Chief Administrative Deputy Assessor, reviewed the Assessor's 1998-1999 Budget Request for Micro Computer Funds 03-23-98. The Board requested that Items 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, and 11 be transferred from Computer Equipment (4219) to the Microcomputer Fund. In response to a question from Campbell, Hendricksen stated that the County Assessor's office has six Netscape licenses. He noted that the County Assessor office's access to property valuation information is less expensive through Netscape than the OASIS computer system. Hendricksen reported that $45,000 is requested under Vehicles (4201) to allow purchase of three new vehicles to replace 1989 model vehicles in the Assessor's fleet. He suggested replacement of three vehicles each year to allow a five year rotation of the fleet. The Board requested that a list of vehicles, mileage and cost of maintenance be prepared. The Board will review that information before deciding on how many vehicles to replace each year. Kroeker noted that $500,000 is currently budgeted for Property Valuation Protests. Norm Agena, County Assessor, stated that estimates on postage and printing costs should be available within the next two weeks. The Board requested that all postage and printing costs related to the Board of Equalization be moved to the Board of Equalization budget. This reduces the Assessor's budget for Postage (3251) $8,870 and Printing (3301) $7,150. Hendricksen reported that the Assessor's office will be short $20,000 this year for data processing costs. He stated that most of the shortfall is related to their site on the Internet. He noted that an average of 55,000 to 60,000 hits are made on their site each month, at a cost of one and a half cents for each hit. Kroeker noted for clarification that this is not an additional cost to the County for data processing costs, but rather a different distribution of those costs. Agena requested that this expense be shared by the County Treasurer. The Board concurred, and requested Kroeker to contact Richard Nuernberger, County Treasurer, to discuss a cost split. Hendricksen also noted that the County Assessor's office does not have sufficient appraisal staff to handle appraisals if a large number of property valuation protests are appealed to the Tax Equalization & Review Commission (TERC). He noted that the current fee for appraisals in the private sector is $250. The Board requested Kroeker to include funds for outside appraisals in the Board of Equalization budget. ATTENTION CENTER - Dennis Banks, Attention Center Director; Michelle Schindler, Attention Center Deputy Director; and Judy Foote, Administrative Aide II. Dennis Banks, Attention Center Director, reviewed Notes and Concerns for the Attention Center FY99 Budget, noting the request for three additional staff positions to alleviate safety and security concerns. He reported that the request has the support of Police Chief Tom Casady and the Attention Center Advisory Board. Banks also reported that temporary staff had been utilized to cover over- crowding at the Attention Center Airpark Facility. He requested that 2.6 full-time positions, removed from the FY98 Budget due to the anticipated opening of a juvenile staff-secure facility, be added to the FY99 Budget. He noted that Temporary Salaries (1054) could be reduced $65,000 if the positions were approved. In response to a question from Campbell, Judy Foote, Administrative Aide II, estimated a total budget impact of $128,870, plus benefits. She agreed to further research the benefit costs, using a starting date of August 1, 1998. Banks stated that budget items Lodging (3202) and Airfare (3203) were increased related to provide funds for him to tour other juvenile detention facilities in connection with planning for a new facility in Lancaster County. The Board requested that these expenses be transferred to the Building Fund budget. The Board also requested that further discussion be scheduled with regards to similar expenses submitted by Jim Hille, Sinclair Hille & Associates Inc. Banks also reported on the need for a new vehicle to provide long-range transport of juveniles. He stated that current vehicles all have high mileage and are at risk of breaking down on the highway or interstate, creating a security risk. Hudkins suggested that Banks discuss long-range transport with Mike Thurber, Corrections Director, and seek coordination under one agency. The Board requested Banks to further research full-size and mini-van costs. LANCASTER MANOR - Larry Van Hunnik, Lancaster Manor Director Larry Van Hunnik, Lancaster Manor Director, briefly reviewed Budget Year 1998-1999, Lancaster Manor (On file in the County Clerk's office), noting the following changes to the budget: Renewal/Replacement Van Hunnik requested that this category be separated from the main budget, as it was last year. He noted that these items are capital improvement items which have depreciated in value and are causing additional expenses. Expense Budget Van Hunnik noted that the Renewal/Replacement figure of $239,374 noted in this category is still subject to adjustment. Personnel Van Hunnik reported that 5.5 additional full-time positions and 8 additional replacement positions are included in the budget. Equipment Van Hunnik indicated that the major expenses in this category include a screened porch for the 2nd floor, paint for the building and trim and a HVAC Control System. Meals & Enrollment Van Hunnik reported that he had included funds to pay enrollment fees for a national convention in this budget item. In response to a question from Kroeker, Van Hunnik stated that he plans to transfer $500,000 to the Renewal/Replacement Fund this year. Kroeker asked why last year's reimbursement figure was higher than typical. Van Hunnik responded that because the State had a lower census figure, the caps were much higher, resulting in a larger reimbursement than the previous year's adjustment. Kroeker stated that Roger Thompson, Certified Public Accountant, is reviewing the Renewal/Replacement Fund and researching whether the side- by-side payments under the old bond issue can be refunded. Van Hunnik noted that, if a new Attention Center facility is built, Lancaster Manor has use for the existing building. He noted that further research is needed as to whether a paper exchange would be necessary to transfer the property or if the County could retrieve some funds through a bond issue. Kroeker stated that a bond issue would be possible, but the issue of depreciation of the County's costs needs to be resolved. RETURNING TO GENERAL FUND MISCELLANEOUS - Dave Kroeker Budget & Fiscal Officer Dave Kroeker Budget & Fiscal Officer, reviewed the General Government category, noting the following: The figures noted for Joint Agreements with the City (3102, 3104, 3106, 3107 & 3114) are estimates Board of Equalization (3080) will need to be adjusted once the County Assessor's figures are received County Engineer indicated that Transfer - Bridge & Road (6052) may need to be increased. Estimates not available yet Kroeker also reviewed the Justice System category, noting the following: Diversified Services requested a $1.00 per check for Insufficient Fund (ISF) checks (3084). Board consensus to discuss the increase request and lack of ISF prosecution with the County Attorney. COUNTY COURT - Judith Leech, County Court Judicial Administrator Judith Leech, County Court Judicial Administrator, reported the following increases to the County Court's budget: Rent (3604) Data Processing Services (3053) Legal Services (3052) Guardian At Litem (3423) Leech stated that further assessment of individuals inability to pay for legal services is needed. Steinman remarked that this is one of the duties that might be assigned to a future Court Administrator position. Campbell noted that the Indigent Defense Task Force had recommended a uniform approach for all counties which will need to be mandated by the Nebraska Supreme Court. Leech also noted that not all of the County Court Judges refer indigent cases to the Nebraska Commission on Public Advocacy. RETURNING TO GENERAL FUND MISCELLANEOUS - Dave Kroeker, Budget & Fiscal Officer Dave Kroeker, Budget & Fiscal Officer, stated that Steve Flanders, Consultant to the Building Commission, had requested that funds for furnishings and technology in the Hall of Justice and Law Enforcement Center be combined under one category. Kroeker noted that these funds will eventually be transferred to the Building Fund. The Board requested Kroeker to develop a final figure for the Hall of Justice and Law Enforcement Center, indicating that this includes Master Plan, Furnishings, Technology and Security. Kroeker briefly reviewed the Health & Human Services categories noting that shaded areas are estimated figures. Kroeker noted, under the General Government category, that he had placed $15,000 in Other Contracted Service (3076) for small contracts. In response to a question from Campbell, Kroeker stated that a Contingency Fund could be added to the Justice System category for legal costs related to capital cases. Campbell suggested inclusion of costs for Boarding Contracts. EXTENSION OFFICE - Gary Bergman, County Extension Agent; Bill Pugsley, Lancaster County Extension Board President; Larry Stoll, Administrative Aide for County Cooperative Extension; and Alice Doane, County Extension Board Gary Bergman, County Extension Agent, reviewed the following changes to the County Extension budget: A reduction of over 35% in Other Client Service (3364), due to the Interlocal Agreement with the University of Nebraska and the Nebraska Legislature's assumption of the cost salaries for Extension Educators. An increase in Janitorial Supplies (2105) and Household Supplies (2113), due to increased use of the facilities An increase in Mileage (3204) and Motor Vehicle Repair & Maintenance (3251) due to additional vehicles related to the Interlocal Agreement with the City A reduction in Postage (3251), due to increased use of the Fax machine A 37% reduction in Film Processing (3305), due to the purchase of a digital camera Bergman also noted the following concerns: Ability to handle increased number of horticultural calls Cost of maintaining the Education Center with the increased amount of traffic Hudkins asked whether the foundation crack in the back of the building had spread. Bergman stated that he had not observed any additional deterioration, indicating that the County Engineer had moved the slope away from the building, thereby providing additional drainage. Bergman noted, however, that some minor roof repair was still needed. In response to a question from Hudkins, Larry Stoll, Administrative Aide for County Cooperative Extension, also noted that the Extension Office is currently working with the Lincoln/Lancaster County Health Department to study air quality in the building. There being no further business the meeting ended. Kandra Hahn Lancaster County Clerk NOTE: Budget documents discussed in the hearing are located in the Lancaster County Proposed Budget FY 1998-99 (On file in the County Clerk's Office).