The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) proposes to reissue with change the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for the Nebraska Public Power District, 1414 15th St., Columbus, NE d/b/a Cooper Nuclear Station, 72676 648 A Avenue, Brownville, NE (NPDES# NE0001244; SIC 4911). The nuclear fuel steam electric power station has a net generating capacity of 778,000 kilowatts of power from the turbine-generator, which is driven by heated water produced by the fission of nuclear fuel in a nuclear reactor. Once pass through cooling water from the Missouri River provides cooling for the steam condensers and is discharged through Outfall 001 to the Missouri River, segment NE1-10000 of the Nemaha River Basin. Outfalls 002B, 002C 004, 008, and 009 are internal waste streams of low volume categorical wastes including boiler blowdown, RO reject water, equipment condensate and floor drains. The outfalls are regulated at the source before dilution with any non-categorical waste streams. Sanitary wastes from the facility discharge to a two-cell lagoon treatment system and then land applied. The permit would be issued for a period of up to five years and would restrict pollutant discharges to comply with the requirements of Department regulations. The draft permit, fact sheet and other public information are available for review at NDEQ’s Lincoln Office (address below) between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. weekdays, excluding holidays. To request copies of the draft permit and other information, call 402/471-3557 (TDD operator 711). Alternate format materials are available with advance request. Written comments, objection and/or hearing requests concerning permit issuance may be submitted to Alan Aanerud, NPDES/NPP Permits Unit, Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, 1200 N St., Suite 400, the Atrium, PO Box 98922, Lincoln, NE 68509-8922 before the comment period ending date of June 24, 2012. A determination to hold a hearing will be based upon factual environmental or regulatory consideration.
Herald - May 24
NOTICE OF SALE
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF NEMAHA COUNTY, NEBRASKA
Case No. CI 12-7
RON RON, LLC, Plaintiff
JOHN D.P. FLYNN and CAROLYN R. FLYNN, Husband and Wife, and CITY OF AUBURN, NEBRASKA, Defendants
STATE OF NEBRASKA
COUNTY OF NEMAHA
By virtue of Order of Sale issued out of the District Court of Nemaha County, Nebraska, and pursuant to Decree of Foreclosure in an action wherein RON RON, LLC, is Plaintiff, and JOHN D.P. FLYNN and CAROLYN R. FLYNN, Husband and Wife, and CITY OF AUBURN, NEBRASKA, are Defendants, Case No. CI 12-7, I will at 10 o’clock A.M., on the 18th day of June, 2012, at the east door of the Nemaha County Court House in Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska, sell at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash, the following described real estate and appurtenances attached thereto, to-wit:
Lots Thirteen (13) and Fourteen (14), Block Eleven (11), Original Town of Calvert, now Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska.
to satisfy lien set forth, costs of suit, and accruing costs, all as provided by said Order and Decree.
TERMS: The highest bidder will deposit with the Sheriff on the day of the sale the full amount of the bid, in cash, except this requirement is waived when the highest bidder is the Plaintiff.
Dates at Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska, this 15th day of May, 2012.
Brent E. Lottman
Nemaha County Sheriff
Herald - May 24, 31, June 7 & 14
Auburn Public Schools – Nemaha School District #29 is requesting bids for the retrofitting of all lighting fixtures to the T-8 25 watt fixtures at all attendance centers within the district. Questions related to the specific requirements of the project should be referred to Kevin Reiman, Auburn High School; 1829 Central Ave. Auburn, NE 68305 (402)274-4328.
Bids should be submitted to the Office of Superintendent, Auburn Public Schools, 1713 J Street, Auburn, NE. Bids will be accepted for this project until Wednesday, June 6th at 4:30 pm.
Herald - May 24, 31
The County of Nemaha, State of Nebraska will receive sealed bids for striping approximately 7 miles hard surface roads. Bids must be sent or delivered by 9:00 a.m. June 13, 2012 to the office of the Nemaha County Clerk, 1824 N Street, Ste 201, Auburn NE 68305 by the deadline. All sealed bids must be marked on the outside of the envelope: “Striping Roads”.
A map showing the miles to be striped is available at the office of the Nemaha County Clerk during normal business hours.
Bids will be simultaneously opened publicly and in the presence of the bidders or representatives of the bidders. No bidder may withdraw their bid for a period of 30 days after the time of receiving bids. The Board of Commissioners of the County of Nemaha, Nebraska reserves the right to waive informalities and irregularities and to make awards on bids which, in their opinion, serve the best interest of the County of Nemaha, Nebraska or to reject any or all bids.
Nemaha County Clerk
Herald - May 24, 31
minutes of the board
of educational service unit #4 Meeting
may 14, 2012
The Board of Educational Service Unit 4 held its regular meeting on Monday, May 14, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. at the Nebraska Center for the Education of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired in Nebraska City, Nebraska. The following claims were paid for the month of May:
General Fund $117,735.33
Federal Programs $15,715.26
The Board of Educational Service Unit 4 will meet in regular session on Monday, June 11, 2012, at 5:15 p.m. at Educational Service Unit 4 in Auburn, Nebraska. The Agenda for this meeting, kept current, is readily available for public inspection at the office of the Administrator during normal business hours.
Herald - May 24
Auburn City Council
April 17, 2012
The Mayor and Council of the City of Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska, were called to meet at the City Hall at 1101 “J” Street on April 17, 2012, at 7:00 o’clock P.M., in Special Meeting, open to the general public.
The meeting was called to order by Council President Frank Critser. Upon roll call, the following members of the City Council were present: Billings, Clark, Critser, Holtzman, and Kruger. Absent: Mayor Kudrna and Council Member Bishop.
Council President Critser announced “I am required by law to inform the public that a copy of the Open Meetings Act is posted on the North wall of these Chambers by the entrance door”.
The request by Auburn Discount Liquor for a Special Designated License for a wine tasting event to be held on May 5, 2012 was approved.
It was noted that a request by David Rieger to use his property to operate a refuse and recycling business has been received. No action was taken by the City Council. The City Attorney will contact Mr. Rieger regarding the additional information required and the procedure to be followed.
No action was taken regarding the city ordinance banning on street parking or regarding CDBG Ed-RLF ReUse Loan #95-05-03.
There being no further business to come before the City Council, the City Council adjourned.
A complete copy of the minutes is available for inspection at City Hall.
Herald - May 24
Auburn City Council
April 9, 2012
The Mayor and Council of the City of Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska, were called to meet at the City Hall at 1101 “J” Street on April 9, 2012, at 7:00 o’clock P.M., in Regular Meeting, open to the general public.
The meeting was called to order by Mayor Scott Kudrna. Upon roll call, the following members of the City Council were present: Billings, Bishop, Clark, Critser, and Holtzman. Absent: No one.
Mayor Kudrna announced “I am required by law to inform the public that a copy of the Open Meetings Act is posted on the North wall of these Chambers by the entrance door”.
Mayor Kudrna appointed Mary Kruger to the position of Council Member 1st Ward to fill the vacancy on the City Council created by Chris Erickson’s resignation. The oath of office was administered and Mary Kruger took her place at the City Council table.
Council Member Frank Critser was elected Council President.
Council approved the March 12, 2012 meeting’s minutes as written.
The City Council approved the financial report.
The following claims were presented before the Council for ratification: Action Technology Services Inc., Se-300.00; American Family Life Assurance Co., Wh-81.32; American Recycling & Sanitation, Se-145.00; Black Hills Energy, Ut-151.87; Black Hills Energy, Ut-24.85; Blue Cross-Blue Shield, Ins-9133.00; Board of Public Works, Ut-3619.52; Consolidated Management Co., Su-287.50; Consolidated Management Co., Su-79.25; Five Nines Technology Group, Se-40.00; Linda Bantz, Se-309.00; Mark Harms, Ex-500.00; Nemaha County, Se-4693.47; NE Dept. of Revenue, Keno Lic-100.00; Region V SENDS, Se-325.00; Ron Kostecka, DTR Grant-2025.00; Sonic Equipment Co., Keno Project Projector-33,000.00; Southeast NE Development District, CDBG Se-3258.42; The Standard, Ins-370.06; Time Warner Cable, Se-323.14; Verizon Wireless, Se-107.21; Windstream, Ut-170.93; Wright Express, Su-2467.74. The following claims (not previously approved by motion or resolution) were presented: Auburn Plumbing, Htg. & AC Inc., Se-155.00; Amazon, Bk-1324.35; Auburn Memorial Library Petty Cash, Su-96.73; Auburn Newspapers, Se-265.33; Baker & Taylor, Bk-68.48; Bohl Plumbing & Htg. Inc., Se-164.34; Bulldog Auto Parts, Su-477.83; Casey Agency Inc., Ins-439.00; Center Point Large Print, Bk-27.22; Concrete Industries Inc., Su-Se-723.75; Demco, Su-125.60; Dettmer Farm Service Inc., Su-997.50; Eakes Office Plus, Su-153.97; Ecolab, Su-221.16; Eggers Brothers Inc., Su-95.85; Emergency Repair Service Inc., Se-Re-6929.34; Filter Care, Se-32.70; Five Nines Technology Group, Se-75.00; Follet Software Co., Se-320.00; General Fire and Safety Equipment, Se-43.00; Holiday Inn, Ex-224.85; Ikon Office Solutions, Se-74.62; Ingram, Bk-129.81; JEO Consulting Group Inc.; Se-7590.00; NE Dept. of Roads, Se-2861.25; NE Law Enforcement, Ex-50.00; Nemaha County Register of Deeds, Se-7.00; Nemaha County Sheriff, Se-3919.35; OCLC, Sub-43.56; Orscheln, Su-148.70; Petersens Auto Repair, Se-17.31; Petty Cash, Se-Su-Reim-184.85; Pieters Construction, Se-375.00; Reid Alden, Se-51.00; Sack Lumber Co., Su-261.02; Sherry Heskett, Reim-264.80; Stutheit Implement Co., Su-8.44; Town & Country Vet Clinic, Se-135.00; Tri-State Office Products, Su-80.92.
Abbreviations for this legal: AV-Audio Visual; Bk-Book; Contrib-Contribution; Equip-Equipment; Ex-Expense; Fe-Fee; Ins-Insurance; Inspect-Inspection; Int-Interest; Inv-Economic Development Investment; Lic-Licenses; Maint-Maintenance; Mem-Membership; Pen-Pension; Per-Periodical; Re-Repairs; Ref-Reference Materials; Reg-Registration; Reim-Reimbursement; Se-Service; Su-Supplies, Material & Parts; Sub-Subscription; UA-Uniform Allowance; Ut-Utilities; Wh-Withholding.
The City Council approved the claim submitted by Auburn Plumbing, Htg. & AC in the amount of $155.00. Council Member Bishop abstained from voting on said claim.
The City Council approved the claims which have not been previously approved by motion or resolution and ratified the ordinary and necessary expenses allowed and in accordance with Resolution No. 7-11 that was approved February 28, 2011.
Approval for attendance at meetings was given for 2 library staff members to attend the Training Extravaganza on May 17th; for 12 firemen to attend fire school; and a representative to attend the Nebraska Community Forestry Conference/Tree City USA Recognition Day.
Mayor Kudrna proclaimed April 27, 2012 as Arbor Day.
The City Council confirmed the appointment of Kelsey Crawford to the Auburn Volunteer Fire Department.
Don Wright asked that the City consider placing speed limit signage or signage that would caution drivers to look out for children playing on M Street from Hwy 136 to 18th Street. The Street Committee will look at the situation.
Alan Jackson the Peru State College Marketing Class Professor spoke about working with the City to develop signage and logo concepts for Auburn.
Discussion was held concerning how future requests for city services from individuals outside of the City limits should be addressed and public comment was heard. No action was taken.
The bid of Pavers Inc. in the amount of $232,986.15 for the 2012 Street Improvements Asphaltic Concrete Overlay project was accepted.
By the passage and adoption of Resolution No. 9-12, the City Council approved a grant of $10,000 to Terry Fulton/TCB Contracting for the purpose of infill housing on the lot located at 1208 11th Street.
The sale of city-owned real estate (Lots Nine, Ten, Eleven, and Twelve) located in Block 29 of Sheridan Addition to Nevin and Lois Miller was approved by the passage and approval of Ordinance No. 5-12.
The sale of city-owned real estate (Lots One Hundred Six and One Hundred Seven) located in Crestview Addition to Brian Lavigne owner of Lavigne Construction Inc. was approved by the passage and approval of Ordinance No. 6-12.
The City Council approved the use of Auburn 10-DTR-105 Community Development Block Grant Commercial Rehab funding as suggested by the Revitalization Review Committee by the passage and adoption of Resolution No. 10-12.
CDBG #09-HO-6047 (Citywide Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program) Drawdown #25 in the amount of $2,382.00 and the related claims were approved.
CDBG #09-HO-6047 (Citywide Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program) Drawdown #26 in the amount of $160.00 and the related claims were approved.
The City Council approved Resolution No. 11-12 regarding the temporary use of the state highways for parades to be held in conjunction with the Nemaha County Fair.
With five Council Members (Critser, Kruger, Holtzman, Bishop, and Clark) voting in favor, and one Council Member (Billings) voting in opposition, authorization was given for the City to apply for a credit card pursuant to the terms of the Business Edition Visa Card application by the passage and adoption of Resolution No. 12-12.
Reports were given by the following department heads: street department, fire department, police department, library, and City Treasurer.
The following committees provided reports: Street, Economic Development, and Parks/Pool. A written financial report was provided by the Auburn Community Redevelopment Authority.
Ordinance No. 7-12, regarding qualification standards for keno sales outlets was approved.
There being no further business to come before the Mayor and Council, the City Council adjourned.
J. Scott Kudrna
A complete copy of the minutes is available for inspection at City Hall.
Herald - May 24
Village of Brownville
Town Board Meeting
May 14, 2012
Meeting called to order at 6:30pm by Chairman Martin Hayes. Board members present: Bob Sailors, Paul Fish, Martin Hansen and Jay Tallmon and clerk Kay Fish.
Motion by Fish, seconded by Hansen to approve the agenda as presented. All yes votes. Motion carried
Motion by Hayes, seconded by Fish to approve the minutes of the April 9 meeting as written. Sailors, yes, Fish, yes, Hansen, yes, Hayes, yes and Tallmon abstain.
Financial report was reviewed. Hansen moved that the financial report be accepted as printed. Fish seconded. All yes votes. Motion carried.
The claims were reviewed. Hansen moved that the claims be paid as submitted. Tallmon seconded. All yes votes. Motion carried.
Peggy Kuser $35.00
Auburn Newspapers $64.50
The Cleaners $16.00
Tom Rudloff $45.00
Region V Sends $15.00
Lynch’s Hardware $50.75
Auburn School District $550.00
United States Treasury $984.42
NE Dept. of Revenue $86.73
Paul Fish $215.88
General(fire and rescue):
Farmers Cooperative $30.00
Lewis Implement $87.64
NE Dept. of Revenue $156.49
Midwest Labs $8.41
Farmers Cooperative $40.00
NE Dept. of Revenue $156.29
Rural Water District $942.50
Great Plains One Call $1.01
Opera House Project:
Clifton Welding and Machine $1,280.90
Projects, Buildings and Equipment:
Hansen stated that if there were going to be restrictions on the use of the town tractor, it might as well be sold and get one that can be used in Riverside Park. Tallmon wanted to know if the tractor could be used for grading in the park. Sailors thought that no town equipment was to be used in the park. Hayes stated that the tractor can not be used to push sand at the park. Fish moved that the town tractor be used for mowing, grading, snow removal, loading and general maintenance around town, but not pushing sand or taking care of the boat ramp in Riverside Park. Hansen seconded the motion. Hayes, yes, Fish, yes, Hansen, yes, Tallmon, yes, Sailors, no. Motion carried.
Tallmon gave a report on the park repairs approved by NEMA. The tree piles are being burned. Some of the removed trees are being made into pallets. All of the work done so far in Riverside Park has been free or in-kind work. In June a rigging company doing business with Cooper Nuclear Plant will also do work in the park and pay a cash stipend. Tallmon said he had purchased five gallons of diesel fuel for the town tractor.
Willie Castro wanted to know if FEMA will pay to replace the trees taken out of the park. He wanted to make sure that when the piles of debris are burned that the fire not damage the healthy trees in the park.
Sailors wanted to be sure that the fuel and any repairs to the town tractor when used for the park will come out of the Riverside Park account.
Tallmon has a display case that he would like to donate to the Village. It could be placed under the Veteran’s Memorial plaque in the Town Hall. It could be used for trophies and flags that citizens of Brownville have earned.
Fish had a report on the funding of the proposed new Wastewater Facility. There is no progress on funding at this time.
Aero Fence Co. will make the repairs to the fence around the sewer plant.
Hansen gave a report on the Water meeting in Peru. The area may be looking at a central water system sometime in the future as regulations get tougher.
Hayes had a flyer on pesticide use. The Village of Brownville does not use pesticides.
Fish will attend the MINK meeting May 17, 2012.
Tallmon will attend the Economic Development Meeting May 15, 2012.
Corky Jones wanted to know what was being done at the Riverside Park and said Tallmon’s report answered his questions.
John Lauber wanted to know who was providing the free or in-kind work at the Park. Tallmon said that Mel Greenwade, Randel Smith and Winkelman were so far. Lauber also wanted to know what the projects in the Park were. Tallmon reported the projects included: grills, bathrooms, a pavilion, concrete work, sand leveling and picnic tables. Lauber asked about the Waverly Co-op property and its upkeep. Hayes reported that the property had been mowed and sprayed for weeds. He is not sure of the future of the grain elevator.
Sailors stated that the Board Meetings should open with the acknowledgement of the Open Meetings Act. Hayes said that the poster was posted on the wall of the meeting room.
Hansen moved and Tallmon seconded that the meeting be adjourned. All yes votes. Motion carried. Adjournment at 7:25pm.
COMPANY CERTIFICATE OF ORGANIZATION
SHIRES FAMILY FARMS, LLC.
1. The name of the limited liability company is Shires Family Farms, LLC.
2. The street and mailing addresss of its designated office in the State of Nebraska is 73244 644A Avenue, Peru, Nebraska 68421.
3. The street and mailing address of its agent for service of process in the State of Nebraska is 73244 644A Avenue, Peru, Nebraska 68421. Preston D. Shires is its agent for service of process.
4. The company is organized to conduct farming operations and related activities, and any lawful act or activities for which a limited liability company may be organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska.
5. The affairs of the company shall be conducted by its members or their appointed agent. The duration of the company is perpetual.
Pamela A. Sneddon
Organizer and Member
James H. Cain
Attorney at Law
1920 O Street
Auburn, NE 68305
Herald - May 10, 17, 24
NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE
The following described property will be sold at public auction to the highest bidder at the East door of the Nemaha County Courthouse on the 20th day of June, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock A.M.:
The North One Hundred Fifty-six feet (N 156’) of Lot Three of Two of Six (3 of 2 of 6) in Highland Second Addition to Auburn, AND the West Twelve Feet (W 12’) of Lot Four of Two of Six (4 of 2 of 6) in Highland Third Addition to Auburn, all in Nemaha County, Nebraska, more commonly known as: 803 16th Street, Auburn, NE 68305.
The property is being sold “as is” and subject to any unpaid real estate taxes, assessments and any lien or interest superior in right which may affect the subject property. The highest bidder will deposit $500.00 in cash or certified funds with the Trustee at the time of the sale, which shall be non-refundable, and the remaining amount due must be paid in cash or certified funds to the Trustee by 4:00 p.m. on the day of the sale; except this requirement is waived when the highest bidder is the current Beneficiary. The successful bidder shall be responsible for applicable transfer fees or taxes including the documentary stamp tax.
Dated 10th day of May, 2012.
STEFFI A. SWANSON,
Substitute Trustee (13458)
Herald - May 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7
Notice of Trustee’s Sale
TS No.: 10-0045256
TSG No.: 10-6-160034A
The following described property will be sold at public auction to the highest bidder at the East front door of the Nemaha County Courthouse, 1824 N Street, Auburn, NE, on the June 18, 2012 between the hours of 9 A.M. and 5 P.M. (10:00 AM): LOT 1, BLOCK 32, OF HOWE AND NIXON’S SECOND ADDITION TO THE CITY OF AUBURN, NEMAHA COUNTY, NEBRASKA. All subject to any and all: (1) real estate taxes, (2) special assessments, (3) easements, covenants, restrictions, ordinances, and resolutions of record which affect the property, and (4) unpaid water bills, (5) prior mortgages and trust deed of record and (6) ground leases of record. The purchaser is responsible for all fees or taxes. This sale is made without any warranties as to title or condition of the property.
By: RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Trustee 2380 Performance Dr, TX2-984-0407 Richardson, TX 75082 (800) 281-8219 A-4237988 05/10/2012, 05/17/2012, 05/24/2012, 05/31/2012, 06/07/2012
Herald - May 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7
NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
You are hereby notified that pursuant to a power of sale contained in the deed of trust in the original principal amount of $62,300.00 executed by Steven M. Ingmire and Helena M. Ingmire, husband and wife, which was filed for record on September 15, 2006 in Book 171 at Page 132 of the Mortgage Records in the office of the Register of Deeds of Nemaha County, Nebraska, the property described below will be sold by the undersigned at public auction to the highest bidder for cash or certified or cashier’s check, at the east front door of the Nemaha County Courthouse, 1824 “N” Street, City of Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska at 10:00 AM on June 5, 2012:
Lot One (1), in Block Thirty (30), in Sheridan Addition to Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska.
The highest bidder is required to deliver cash or certified funds to the undersigned by the close of business on the day of sale, except this requirement is waived when the highest bidder is the beneficiary. The purchaser is responsible for all fees or taxes, including the documentary stamp tax. This sale is made without any warranties as to title or condition of the property.
Eric H. Lindquist
Herald - April 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24
REGULAR BOARD OF
MAY 14, 2012 – 8:00 P.M.
Members Present: Darren Oestmann, President, Keith Bohling, Vice-President, David Bohling, Secretary, Duane Caspers, Arlen Grotrian, Lonnie Neddenriep.
Also Present: Jeffrey Koehler, Superintendent, Jan Gerdes, Jacquelyn Kelsay, Principal, Vernon Gerdes, Joetta Sims, Board Recorder, Julia Oestmann, Brian Clark, Dana Overfield, Steve Clark, Jim Shreves, Kenneth Durant, Sylvia Smith.
The regular meeting of the Johnson-Brock Board of Education, District #N-23, was convened in the Superintendent’s Office at 8:00 p.m. by President Darren Oestmann. Roll call: D. Bohling, here; K. Bohling, here; Caspers, here; Grotrian, here; Neddenriep, here; Oestmann, here. Advance notice of the meeting was legally posted, and it was noted that the Open Meeting Law was posted on the south wall.
Moved by Duane Caspers to accept the agenda as presented. Seconded by Arlen Grotrian. Roll call vote: All ayes. Motion carried.
Moved by Keith Bohling to accept the minutes of the regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting held Monday, April 9, 2012. Seconded by David Bohling. Roll call vote: All ayes. Motion carried.
Moved by Duane Caspers to accept the minutes of the special Board of Education meetings held Wednesday, April 23, 2012 and Thursday, May 3, 2012. Seconded by Arlen Grotrian. Roll call vote: All ayes. Motion carried.
TotalFunds By Hasler $801.00
Verizon Wireless $99.46
Munroe Meyer Rec. Inst $150.00
Advance Education, Inc. $725.00
American Recycling $292.00
Apple Inc. $3,790.00
AS Central Services $665.70
Auburn Newspapers $180.09
Awards Unlimited Inc $26.60
Beard’s Salvage $15.60
Blue Valley Door Co. $162.99
Board Of Public Works $3,396.19
Brain Pop $965.00
Brock Bugle $60.00
Cables For Less $575.00
Capital Business Systems $1,242.59
Cash-Wa Distributing $174.34
D&D Communications $467.00
E.S.U. No. 4 $2,769.13
E.S.U. No. 4 $13,648.78
E.S.U. No. 6 $562.31
Edwards Chemicals, Inc. $1,571.26
First Bankcard $853.94
Flex One $96.00
Janice Gerdes $35.57
Harding & Shultz, P.C., $196.67
J-B Activity Fund $2,100.00
J-B Activity Fund $3,000.00
J-B Reimbursement Acct. $519.91
Johnson Quik Stop $3,117.94
Johnson Rag $60.00
Jacquelyn Kelsay $40.52
Kerner True Value Hardware $10.71
Library World, Inc. $500.00
Lueders Petroleum Inc. $3,357.20
Madison National Life $548.62
Mary Malcolm $506.50
Michel Quality Construction $250.00
One Source $40.00
Pioneer Awards $58.90
Proquest, LLC $940.00
PRTS, LLC $159.50
Quill Corporation $509.69
Ram Exterminators $50.00
Renaissance Learning, Inc. $1,399.00
DeeAnn Richardson $750.00
Schmitt Music Company $6.39
Irene Seeba $300.09
Softchoice Corporation $1,650.00
Stutheit Implement $23.58
Sunrise Publications, Inc. $55.60
Tigerdirect Inc. $15,290.57
University of Oregon $147.00
Village of Johnson $1,134.83
Wagner’s Feed Store $484.81
Watts Up $447.60
Zito Media $470.58
Eggers Brothers, Inc. $305.81
Checking Account Total $78,699.01
Grand Total $78,699.01
Moved by Darren Oestmann to accept the claims as presented in the amount of $78,699.01 from the General Fund. Seconded by Lonnie Neddenriep. Roll call vote: All ayes. Motion carried.
Kenneth Durant addressed the board with a request to obtain some of the dirt to be removed from the football field. President Oestmann responded that the football project had not yet been approved, and if it should be, the request would be considered.
The Principal’s report included information regarding statewide writing assessment and kindergarten roundup with 23 students and one additional student enrolling since roundup was held. Participation in the learning web was described, and it was reported that Mary Findeis and Sheila Remmereid attended the spring Improving Learning for Children with Disabilities (ILCD) meeting on May 3. Baccalaureate and commencement exercises information was provided, as well as a list of summer workshops to be attended by Johnson-Brock teachers. District track was held on May 10 at Johnson County Central.
In the Superintendent’s report, Mr. Koehler noted that Julia Oestmann represented the Student Council at this month’s meeting. Overnight stays will need to be approved for FBLA and National History Day competitors at the national level. Mr. Koehler explained the need for Board Policies 6212,
Standardized Assessments, and 6283, Concussions. An item to approve the performance contract with Trane would need consideration. Discussion was held regarding the football field project. The contracts with Southeast Nebraska Regional Program and Nemaha County were explained. Distribution of a newspaper article regarding state aid was made. Mr. Koehler explained purchases made for computers and technology equipment, including an upgrade in the distance learning equipment. He reported that the servers presently in the distance learning room would be relocated. The Negotiations Committee had met with members of the JBEA immediately prior to the Board of Education meeting. Preliminary information was shared between the parties, along with the arrays of other schools to be considered for comparison purposes. Mr. Koehler noted that the fiscal year was 75% completed and 58% of the budget has been expended.
Moved by David Bohling to approve overnight stays June 9 through June 14 for six students competing at National History Day in College Park, Maryland; and June 28 through July 2 for nine students competing at FBLA Nationals in San Antonio, Texas. Seconded by Arlen Grotrian. Roll call vote: All ayes. Motion carried.
Moved by Duane Caspers to approve the first reading of Board Policy No. 6212, Assessments – Academic Content Standards. Seconded by Keith Bohling. Roll call vote: All ayes. Motion carried.
Moved by Lonnie Neddenriep to approve the first reading of Board Policy No. 6283, Concussions. Seconded by David Bohling. Roll call vote: All ayes. Motion carried.
Moved by Duane Caspers to approve installation of artificial turf on the football field by Entire Recycling, Inc. Seconded by David Bohling. Roll call vote: All ayes. Motion carried.
Moved by Keith Bohling to authorize the Superintendent to sign a Letter of Intent with Trane, Inc. as the district intends to enter into a performance contract to implement energy and operational savings projects that may include improving the learning environment should the company meet the final buying criteria of the district within the set financial parameters. Seconded by Lonnie Neddenriep. Roll call vote: All ayes. Motion carried.
Moved by David Bohling to approve the agreement for services with Southeast Nebraska Regional Program. Seconded by Duane Caspers. Roll call vote: All ayes. Motion carried.
Moved by Arlen Grotrian to approve the Interlocal Agreement with Nemaha County. Seconded by Keith Bohling. Roll call vote: All ayes. Motion carried.
Moved by Lonnie Neddenriep to adjourn the regularly scheduled May Board of Education meeting at 8:35 p.m. Seconded by Keith Bohling. Roll call vote: All ayes. Motion carried.
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Johnson-Brock Public Schools Board of Education will be held June 11, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.
Herald - May 24
Board of Education, Dist. #29
May 14, 2012
The Board of Education of School District #29 of Nemaha County met on May 14, 2012 at the Auburn Public Schools, Central Office for the purpose of conducting the regular board meeting. Notice of the meeting was duly published in the Auburn Newspapers.
President Bob Hemmingsen called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. Roll call of members present were: Kennedy, Billesbach, Zaruba, Kernes Krause and Hemmingsen. Oestmann was absent.
Motion by Kennedy and second by Kernes Krause to approve the consent agenda. Roll call vote Zaruba(yes), Kennedy (yes), Billesbach (yes), Hemmingsen (yes) and Kernes Krause (yes). Motion carried 5-0.
Visitors included: Wayne Chase, David Swanson, Teresa Hahn, Brent Comstock, Chris Staska, Linda Wilson, Mike Gerdes, Scott Vanderboegh, Troy Wynn, Steve Nelson, Julie Slama, Kim Buchmeier, Amy Kroll and the administrators.
Mike Gerdes gave a presentation on the Booster Club.
Kim Buchmeier gave a report on the Post Prom committee.
Members of the FBLA gave a presentation on the FBLA program.
Troy Wynn and Steve Nelson gave a short presentation to board on offering baseball as an activity at Auburn Public Schools.
Motion by Kernes Krause and second by Zaruba that the board approves the monthly claims as presented. Roll call vote: Zaruba (yes), Kennedy (yes), Billesbach (yes), Hemmingsen (yes) and Kernes Krause (yes). Motion carried 5-0.
CHECKS FOR PAYMENT
May 14, 2012
Payable To Amount
American Recycling 606.00
Auburn Family Health 250.00
Auburn Newspaper 283.48
Auburn Plumbing 27.45
Auburn Bowling Center 126.00
Blue Cross/Blue Shield 97,104.13
Beard’s Salvage 21.00
Board Of Public Works 9,016.31
Bulldog Auto Parts 55.00
Character Ed Tools 87.95
Wayne Chase 52.24
City of Auburn 1,860.66
College of Education 374.00
Control Services, Inc. 388.13
Dakota Leasing Co. 3,062.01
Dietze Music House 169.95
Dist. 29 Empl Ben. Fund 186.90
Dist 29 GF Misc. Exp. 964.01
Dist 29, Act. Acct 167.58
Dist. 29 Lunch Fund 453.00
Eggers Bros. Inc. 7.49
El Portal 734.74
Esu #4 390.00
ESU #6 393.62
Esu #4 COOP 10,413.96
Esu #4 SPED 1,912.76
ETR Associates 167.66
Farmers Coop 291.11
Nancy Fuller 160.00
Gilbert Service 342.63
Glenn’s Corner 558.01
Vernon Golladay 111.50
Hammond & Stephens 73.60
Hampton Inn 84.95
Hometown Appliances 1,299.98
Janel Janssen 123.75
Johnstone Supply 78.19
Keep Nebraska Beautiful 150.00
Kiner Supply 21.76
Klark Knipe 378.84
Amy Kroll 262.43
Kristin Kudrna 198.92
Michelle Leslie 40.00
Lincoln Public Schools 944.52
Lynch’s Hardware 3.38
Mary Malcolm 5,117.50
Master Teacher 643.17
Mellage Truck 3,380.50
Menards-Lincoln South 235.99
Meyer - Earp 62.19
Midwest Distributing 38.46
Midwest Office Autom 72.00
National Ins Svcs. 1,551.39
Ok Tire 58.95
O’Keefe Elevator Co. 223.60
Omaha World Herald 2,201.76
Pearson Assessments 422.25
Pepper & Son 198.17
“P, G, H & G” 6,547.75
Physical & RespTherapy 4,560.62
Pizza Hut 65.40
Sharon Pollard 40.00
Providence Wkg Canines 422.52
Rademacher Pest Cont. 85.00
Region V 531.00
Kevin Reiman 80.90
Deb Reiman 1,800.00
Kandi Rohrs 53.82
Sack Lumber 54.00
Scholastic Inc. 77.00
Schmitt Music Centers 107.00
Schneider Electric 45.88
School Specialty 51.75
Security Services 35.00
Seminole Energy . 6,076.97
Shell Fleet Plus 958.65
Stutheit Implement 218.27
Gene Taylor 7.50
The Library Store 75.00
The Upgrade Place 67.45
Tri-State Office Prod. 17.99
US TelePunch 76.00
Scott Vanderboegh 154.00
Kevin Walker 730.80
Samantha Wehenkel 162.25
Zito Media 384.41
Total Payments 192,837.67
Motion by Kernes Krause and second by Kennedy that the Board approve the monthly financial reports as presented. Roll call vote: Zaruba (yes), Kennedy (yes), Billesbach (yes), Hemmingsen (yes) and Kernes Krause (yes). Motion carried 5-0.
Motion by Kernes Krause and second by Zaruba that the board approve the 2012-2013 tuition rate be set at $4,500. Roll call vote: Zaruba (yes), Kernes Krause (yes), Hemmingsen (yes), Kennedy (yes), and Billesbach (yes). Motion carried 5-0.
Motion by Kernes Krause and second by Kennedy that the Board approve the 2012-2013 purchase orders as presented. Roll call vote: Hemmingsen (yes), Billesbach (yes), Kennedy (yes), Kernes Krause (yes) and Zaruba (yes). Motion carried 5-0.
Motion by Kernes Krause and second by Zaruba that the Board approve the bid from Apple Computers as presented.
Beth Kernes Krause moved to amend motion to approve from apple computers contingent upon financing from HP, Option 3, 4 years for a combined total of $347,478.33. Motion failed for lack of a second.
Motion by Kernes Krause and second by Zaruba to amend motion to accept bid from Apple Computers and Works Computing contingent upon financing from HP, Option 3 for 4 years, for a total combined amount of $347,478.33. Roll call vote: Zaruba (yes), Kennedy (yes), Billesbach (yes), Hemmingsen (yes) and Kernes Krause (yes). Motion carried 5-0.
Motion by Kennedy and second by Zaruba that the Board approve the Proclamation Celebrating National Law Enforcement Week as presented. Roll call vote: Zaruba (yes), Kennedy (yes), Billesbach (yes), Hemmingsen (yes) and Kernes Krause (yes). Motion carried 5-0.
Motion by Kennedy and second by Kernes Krause that the Board approve the mid-term graduation request from Chris Staska. Roll call vote: Kennedy (yes), Kernes Krause (yes), Zaruba (yes). Billesbach (yes) and Hemmingsen (yes). Motion carried 5-0.
Motion by Kennedy and second by Zaruba that the Board approve the resignation of Judy Crawford as an elementary teacher. Roll call vote: Kernes Krause (yes), Zaruba (yes), Hemmingsen (yes), Billesbach (yes) and Kennedy (yes). Motion carried 5-0.
Motion by Kennedy and second by Kernes Krause that the Board approve the resignation of Wendy Engles as an elementary teacher. Roll call vote: Kernes Krause (yes), Zaruba (yes), Hemmingsen (yes), Billesbach (yes) and Kennedy (yes). Motion carried 5-0.
Motion by Kennedy and second by Billesbach that the Board approve the resignation of Diane Thomas as a 6th grade teacher. Roll call vote: Kernes Krause (yes), Zaruba (yes), Hemmingsen (yes), Billesbach (yes) and Kennedy (yes). Motion carried 5-0
Motion by Kennedy and second by Kernes Krause that the board approves offering a contract to Holly Rieschick as a secondary PE teacher. Roll call vote: Zaruba (yes), Hemmingsen (yes), Billesbach (yes), Kennedy (yes) and Kernes Krause (yes). Motion carried 5-0.
Motion by Kennedy and second by Billesbach that the board approves offering a contract to Ben Adams as an elementary teacher. Roll call vote: Zaruba (yes), Hemmingsen (yes), Billesbach (yes), Kennedy (yes) and Kernes Krause (yes). Motion carried 5-0.
Motion by Kennedy and second by Kernes Krause that the board approves offering a contract to Nicole Dunn as an elementary teacher. Roll call vote: Zaruba (yes), Hemmingsen (yes), Billesbach (yes), Kennedy (yes) and Kernes Krause (yes). Motion carried 5-0.
Motion by Billesbach and second by Kernes Krause that the Board approve the revised policy and regulation as presented. Roll call vote: Kennedy (yes), Billesbach (yes), Hemmingsen (yes) Kernes Krause (yes), Zaruba (yes) Motion carried 5-0.
President Bob Hemmingsen adjourned the meeting at 6:52 p.m.
The next regular monthly meeting of the Board of Education will be held on June 11, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. at the APS Central Office, 1713 J St. Auburn, NE. The agenda for the regular school board meeting shall be kept continuously current and shall be readily available for public inspection at the superintendent’s office during normal business hours. All items on the board agenda are subject to discussion and/or board action. The board may enter closed session regarding any item on the agenda, which is permitted by Nebraska Statute.
Bob Hemmingsen, President
Kevin Reiman, Secretary
Board of Education, Dist. 29
Herald - May 24
MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF PERU, NEBRASKA ON APRIL 9, 2012 AT 7:00 P.M.
Present were: Council Members: Judie Douglas, Ken Hastings and Jay Moran. Mayor Ryan and Council Member Whisler were absent. Upon roll call by the City Clerk, a quorum was declared. Other members of the public were also present.
Council President Moran called the meeting to order and informed the public of the location of the posting of the Nebraska Open Meetings Act.
The Council reviewed the minutes from the March 19, 2012 regular Council Meeting. Council Member Douglas made motion to accept the minutes as written. Council Member Hastings seconded the motion for acceptance. Vote indicated: “AYE” All. Motion: Carried.
The Clerk reported the January 2012 sales tax deposit was $3,508.23. The Clerk also reported the 3rd distribution for municipal equalization was $16,543.48 and the April 2012 Highway Allocation deposit from the State was $5,865.28. A thank you letter was received from the University of Nebraska-Omaha regarding the City Clerk hosting a round table at clerk school relating to flood/disaster preparation. Dana Cole & Company submitted correspondence relating to their final findings of the 2010-11 audit. The Clerk shared information regarding a rate study conducted by Nebraska Rural Water Association. Correspondence was received from the USDA Rural Development requesting information in order to consider funding water plant improvements. A copy of correspondence from JEO to Nemaha County RWD No. 1 regarding regionalization was also received.
The monthly claims were reviewed. Council Member Hastings made motion to accept the claims as presented. Motion was seconded by Council Member Douglas. Vote indicated: “AYE” Douglas and Hastings. “ABSTAIN” Moran. Motion: Carried. March claims paid are as follows:
OPPD-$3,217.08(gen,sts,p&r,fr,rurfr,wtr); Windstream-$365.13(gen,rur fr,fr,wtr); Black Hills Energy-$318.82(gen,fr,rur fr,wtr); OCE’-$32.48(gen); Peggy Kuser, CPA-$625.00(gen); Nebr. Municipal Power Pool-$294.00(wtr); The Cleaners-$24.00(gen); Casey’s-$650.08(sts); Auburn BPW-$1,900.01(wtr); Auburn BPW-$1,402.45(swr); Auburn Newspapers-$106.75(gen); American Recycling-$2,085.00(gen,sts); Pitney Bowes-$236.46(gen); Moran Bros. Excavating-$3,530.00(swr); Hawkins-$1,175.77(wtr); DHHS-$225.00(wtr); Control Services-$464.00(wtr); Utility Service Co.-$2,530.27(wtr); Animal Hospital-$110.00(sts); Bohl Plumbing & Htg-$635.39(gen); Dana F. Cole-$800.00(gen); Reliable Office Supply-$268.12(gen); Sack Lumber-$353.70(sts); Bulldog Auto Parts-$12.98(sts); Rapid Graphics & Signs-$280.00(sts); NE Mosq. Vector Control-$60.00(sts); S Systems-$80(gen); Nemaha Co. Reg of Deeds-$16.00(sts); Hampton Inn-$374.75(gen); New World Inn-$680.00(fr, rurfr); Peru VFD-$320.00(fr, rurfr); Linweld-$33.42(res); Feld Fire-$1,269.66(fr, rurfr); Entire Recycling-$250.00(fr, rurfr); BC/BS-$1,277.73(gen); AFLAC-$121.82(gen); United Life Ins-$115.06(gen); Jay R. Moran-$124.36(wtr); Nebr. Department of Revenue-$795.23(gen); Nemaha Co. Treas-$5,767.93(gen)
Abbreviations = General(gen), Streets(sts), Water(wtr), Sewer(swr), Parks & Rec(p&r), City Fire(fr), Rural Fire(rur fr), Rescue(res)
Council President Moran stated the water report is available at City Hall for public inspection.
Council President Moran presented the maintenance report for March.
Regarding Agenda Item #1, Council Member Hastings stated he would like to move forward on the relinquishment of Park Avenue so we have money set aside to take care of things on Park Avenue we are already taking care of. Lengthy discussion followed.
Regarding the approval of Ordinance #2012-01, allowing on-sale alcohol sales until 2:00 a.m. with prior council approval, Ken Hastings said based on the ordinance that has been drawn up, the liquor establishments would only be allowed to stay open until 2:00 a.m. on Friday’s and Saturdays. He continued to say this would only be four (4) times yearly and three (3) of those are over the next month and one half. Lengthy discussion followed. Council President Moran made motion to approve Ordinance #2012-01, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PERU, NEMAHA COUNTY, NEBRASKA TO AMEND SECTION 10-117 OF THE PERU MUNICIPAL CODE; ALCOHOLOIC BEVERAGES; HOURS OF SALE. FOR THE PURPOSE OF AMENDING THE HOURS OF SALE CONCERNING ALCOHOLIC LQUORS; TO REPEAL ALL ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS OR PART THEREOF IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; AND TO PRIVIDE THE EFFECTIVE DATE HEREOF. Motion was seconded by Council Member Douglas. Vote indicated: “AYE” Moran and Douglas. “ABSTAIN” Hastings. Motion: Carried.
On Agenda Item #3, Council President Moran made a motion to waive the three (3) reading rule on Ordinance #2012-01. Motion was seconded by Council Member Douglas. Vote indicated: “AYE” Moran and Douglas. “ABSTAIN” Hastings. Motion: Carried.
Regarding Agenda Item #4, Ken Hastings o/b/o Shooter’s Bar, asked the Council to allow him to extend his hours of on-sale to 2:00 a.m. for April 21st (Spring Game), May 5th (Graduation) and June 2nd (Old Man River Days). Hastings said these events are high volume times for him and it helps financially prepare him for slow business during the summer months. Council President Moran made motion to allow for a 2:00 a.m. closing on April 21st, May 5th and June 2nd. Motion was seconded by Council Member Douglas. Vote indicated: “AYE” Moran and Douglas. “ABSTAIN” Hastings. Motion: Carried.
Agenda Item #5 addresses a request by Cotty’s and Shooter’s for a beer garden for Old Man River Days. Hastings, representing both establishments, stated they would like the beer garden to be until 1:00 a.m. on the Friday of Old Man River Days and extend until 2:00 a.m. on the Saturday of Old Man River Days. Council Member Douglas made motion to approve the beer garden request from Cotty’s and Shooters for June 1st from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. and June 2nd from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. Motion was seconded by Council President Moran. Vote indicated: “AYE” Moran and Douglas. “ABSTAIN” Hastings. Motion: Carried.
Regarding Agenda Item #6, Employee Issues, Council President Moran asked Scott Coatney if he would like this topic to remain in Open Session or if he wanted to enter into Executive Session. Coatney elected to enter in Executive Session. Council President Moran requested that the public leave the meeting so they may enter into Executive Session. Council Member Hastings made motion to enter into Executive Session at 7:27 p.m. to discuss employee issues. Motion was seconded by Council Member Douglas. Vote indicated: “AYE” All. Motion: Carried.
Council Member Hastings made motion to move out of Executive Session at 7:55 p.m. Motion was seconded by Council Member Douglas. Vote indicated: “AYE” All. Motion: Carried.
Regarding Executive Session discussion about mosquito spraying, Council Member Hastings said he is willing to obtain his Non-Commercial Pesticide Applicators License and will take on mosquito spraying duties for the City of Peru.
No members of the public spoke during public voice.
Jay R. Moran, Council President
Cindy L. Moran, City Clerk
A complete copy of the minutes is available at Peru City Hall for public inspection.
Herald - May 24