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AGENDA

LANCASTER COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY-CITY BUILDING, ROOM 112

TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2019

9:00 A.M.

 

COMMISSIONERS:  Roma Amundson, Chair; Sean Flowerday, Vice Chair;

Deb Schorr; and Rick Vest

 

Location Announcement of Nebraska Open Meetings Act:  A copy of the Nebraska Open Meetings Act is located on the wall at the rear of the Hearing Room.  Additionally, a copy of all written material to be discussed at today's open meeting is available from the County Clerk's staff at the front of the Hearing Room.  These materials can also be viewed on the County's web site at lancaster.ne.gov. 

 

Those wishing to speak on items specific to today's agenda are asked to do so when the item is called by the County Clerk.  Each speaker is limited to five (5) minutes.  Time limits may be extended or reasonably decreased at the discretion of the County Board Chair.

 

Those wishing to speak on items relating to other County business not on the agenda may speak during the public comment portion of the agenda.  Each speaker is limited to five (5) minutes.  These time limits may be extended or reasonably decreased at the discretion of the County Board Chair.  The public comment period will be limited to one (1) hour.

 

If you are here to participate on an item and need special consideration because of a schedule conflict or some other reason, please let the Clerk know prior to the meeting so we may accommodate your needs.

 

1)      MINUTES:

 

A.        Approval of the minutes of the Board of Commissioners meeting held on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. 

 

2)      CLAIMS:

 

A.        Approval of all claims processed through June 11, 2019. 

 

3)      CONSENT ITEMSThese are routine business items that 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.        Received and placed on file the following reports for May, 2019:

 

1.     County Clerk

2.     Clerk of the District Court

3.     Assessor/Register of Deeds

4.     Records and Information Management

 

B.        Received and placed on file Declaration D-19-0001 Declaring a Disaster or Emergency Pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. 81-829.50. (D-19-0001)

 

C.        Amendments to the following contracts with Correct Care Solutions, LLC for a company name change to Wellpath LLC:

 

1.     C-18-0157 for Inmate Health Care Services for the Lancaster County Department of Corrections (Bid No. 17-235). (C-19-0439)

2.     C-18-0252 for Juvenile Health Care Services for the Youth Services Center (Bid No. 18-026). (C-19-0440)

 

D.        Contract with Midwest Sound & Lighting, Inc. for District Court Courtroom Cabling & A/V Switching Equipment. (Bid No. 19-136. The work included in this contract shall begin as soon as possible from date of executed contract.  The final completion shall be December 30, 2019 or sooner.  The expenditures for Lancaster County shall not exceed $73,454.) (C-19-0444)

 

E.        Grant contract with CASA for Lancaster County in the amount of $12,000 for the Advocacy for High Risk and Crossover Youth program.  The contract is funded by Juvenile Justice Prevention Funds for the period of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. (C-19-0447)

 

F.         Grant contracts funded by the Joint Budget Committee for the period of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020 with the following:

 

1.     CASA for Lancaster County in the amount of $7,763 for the CASA program. (C-19-0446)

2.     Voices of Hope in the amount of $8,036 for the Crisis Intervention & Advocacy program. (C-19-0448)

 

4)      SPECIAL PRESENTATION:

 

A.        Introduction of Tara Knuth, nominee for appointment to the Lancaster County Visitors Promotion Committee. (See correlating item 5A)

 

B.        Lancaster County Visitors Improvement Fund Grant in the amount of $9,978 to History Nebraska, Nebraska History Museum for promotion of the Women's Suffrage Exhibit - Chris Goforth, Marketing Director for Nebraska History, Nebraska History Museum. (See correlating item 5B)

 

C.        Lancaster County Visitors Improvement Fund Grant in the amount of $3,956.15 to the Lincoln Parks Foundation for Centennial Mall Brochures - Maggie Stuckey, Lincoln Parks Foundation Executive Director; Susan Rodenburg; and Jeff Maul, Lincoln Convention & Visitors Bureau Vice President-Executive Director. (See correlating item 5C)

 

D.        Lancaster County Visitors Improvement Fund Grant in the amount of $10,000 to the Lincoln Sports Foundation (LSF) for the LSF Motorcross Track - Dan Soltys, Lincoln Sports Foundation; and Jeff Maul, Lincoln Convention & Visitors Bureau Vice President Executive Director. (See correlating item 5D)

 

5)      NEW BUSINESS:

 

A.        Appointment of Tara Knuth to the Lancaster County Visitors Promotion Committee to a four-year term commencing July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2024.

 

B.        Lancaster County Visitors Improvement Fund Grant Contract in the amount of $9,978 with Lancaster County as the Sponsor and History Nebraska, Nebraska History Museum as the Grantee for promotion of The Women's Suffrage Exhibit. The grant term is from August 15, 2019 through December 31, 2019. (C-19-0449)

 

C.        Lancaster County Visitors Improvement Fund Grant Contract in the amount of $3,956.15 with Lancaster County as the Sponsor and the Lincoln Parks Foundation as the Grantee for Centennial Mall Brochures. The grant term is from May 1, 2019 through June 30, 2019. (C-19-0450)

 

D.        Lancaster County Visitors Improvement Fund Grant Contract in the amount of $10,000 with Lancaster County as the Sponsor and the Lincoln Sports Foundation (LSF) as the Grantee for improvements of the LSF Motorcross Track. The grant term is from March 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019. (C-19-0451)

 

E.        Special Designated License application from Ken's Liquor, Inc., for an event at Roca Ridge Event Center, 5265 Prairie Sage Drive, Roca, Nebraska on August 8, 2019.

 

F.         Special Designated License application from Ken's Liquor, Inc., for an event at Hillside Event Center, 12400 West Denton Road, Denton, Nebraska on August 17, 2019.

 

G.        Special Events Permit application from Ben Cohoon, for the Radler bicycle race event on August 3 and 4, 2019.

 

H.        Reappointment of Dallas Jones and Sean Brennan and appointment of Heidi Hayes to the Lancaster County Indigent Defense Advisory Committee for three-year terms commencing May 1, 2019 and ending April 30, 2022.

 

I.         Interlocal agreement with the State of Nebraska Probation Administration for two probation officers to provide additional presentence investigation report services to decrease the time needed to complete presentence investigations of inmates housed by the Lancaster County Corrections Department.  The County will pay up to $63,430 for the services.  The term of the agreement is July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. (C-19-0452)

 

J.         Amendment to County Contract No. C-19-0243 with Great Plains Appraisal, Inc., for Referee Coordinator Services.  The amendment includes the provision of referees and clerical staff within the scope of the agreement at the standard rates for referees and clerical staff as set forth in the agreement. (C-19-0453)

 

K.        Agreements with the following individuals to provide referee services to hear valuation protests for the 2019 tax year and to transmit to the Lancaster County Board of Equalization all papers relating to such protests, together with written findings and recommendations:

 

Referee

Rate

 

Referee

Rate

 

Bill Lange

$130

C-19-0454

Traci Kirby

$110

C-19-0465

Mark Rosno

$110

C-19-0455

John J. Haney

$110

C-19-0466

Robert Anderson

$110

C-19-0456

Marilyn Tabor

$130

C-19-0467

Ty D. Fleck

$130

C-19-0458

John R. Layman

$130

C-19-0468

Donald Killeen

$130

C-19-0459

Sally A. Webster

$130

C-19-0469

Shana Sprackling

$130

C-19-0460

Bret Hollingsworth

$110

C-19-0470

Greg Heinzmann

$130

C-19-0461

Joel Walker dba A Plus Appraisal

$130

C-19-0471

Joel Kirby

$110

C-19-0462

Jan Moore dba Professional Property Valuation LLC

$130

C-19-0472

John E. McVay

$110

C-19-0463

Tyler Hawkins dba Professional Property Valuation LLC

$90

C-19-0473

John A. Wurdeman

$130

C-19-0464

 

 

 

 

L.         Contracts for Annual Service - Weed Abatement-Mowing for the County Weed Authority (Bid No. 19-123). The contracts are for one year with an option to renew for three additional one-year terms. The cost to the County for all contracts is $10,000.

 

1.     Beatrice Lawn Care Inc. (C-19-0441)

2.     Lee's Lawn Maintenance (Hauser Inc.) (C-19-0442)

3.     Mr. Yards and More, LLC (C-19-0443)

 

M.       Licensure renewal application with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services for operation of the Lancaster County Mental Health Crisis Center at 825 J Street.  The County will pay $250 for the renewal license.

 

N.        Recommendation from the Purchasing Agent and County Engineer: (i) to rescind a recommendation to award a contract to Gana Trucking for channel repair at County Bridge D-88 (Bid No. 19-146); (ii) to reject all bids received for channel repair at County Bridge D-88; and (iii) to directly negotiate a contract for channel repair at County Bridge D-88 as part of the Lancaster County Disaster Declaration dated March 9, 2019, and pursuant to the Nebraska State Statutes 23-3109 and 81-829.51 which waive bidding requirements of the County Purchasing Act to meet the needs of an emergency situation.

 

6)      PUBLIC COMMENT: Those wishing to speak on items relating to County business not on the agenda may do so at this time. 

 

Per the Lancaster County Board of Commissioners' Guidelines for Public Participation each speaker is limited to five (5) minutes.  Time limits may be extended or reasonably decreased at the discretion of the County Board Chair.  The public comment period is limited to one (1) hour in duration. 

 

7)      ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

A.        The Lancaster County Board of Commissioners will hold department budget hearings on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 immediately following the Lancaster County Board of Commissioners meeting in the Bill Luxford Studio (Room 113) of the County-City Building (555 S. 10th Street, Lincoln).

 

B.        The Lancaster County Board of Commissioners will hold a staff meeting along with department budget hearings on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 8:30 a.m., in the Bill Luxford Studio (Room 113) of the County-City Building (555 S. 10th Street, Lincoln).

 

C.        The Lancaster County Board of Commissioners will hold its next regular meeting on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 9:00 a.m., in Room 112 of the County-City Building (555 S. 10th Street, Lincoln) followed by the Board of Equalization and department budget hearings.

 

D.        County Commissioners can be reached at 402-441-7447 or commish@lancaster.ne.gov.

 

E.        The Lancaster County Board of Commissioners meeting is broadcast live on LNKTV City.  For the rebroadcast schedule visit lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: LNKTV).  Meetings are also streamed live on LNKTV and can be viewed on YouTube (LNKTVcity).

 

8)      ADJOURNMENT

 

This agenda, which is kept continually current, is available for inspection during regular business hours in the office of the Lancaster County Clerk, located at 555 S. 10th Street, Room 108, Lincoln, Nebraska.  Meeting agendas and minutes are also available on the County's web site at lancaster.ne.gov.

 

Interpreters for the hearing impaired are available upon request.  Please contact the County Clerk's Office at 402-441-7481 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting if this accommodation is required, or if you have any other special communication needs requiring assistance. 

 

Si necesita ayuda con el idioma español, por favor haga arreglos con el secretario del condado de Lancaster en un plazo de dos días antes de la reunión pública.  El número de teléfono del secretario del condado de Lancaster es 402-441-7481.  (If you need Spanish language assistance, please make arrangements with the Lancaster County Clerk within two days of the public meeting.  The phone number for the Lancaster County Clerk is 402-441-7481.)

 

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