Commissioners to Review Bids Received for Tuck Pointing of Courthouse
Nemaha County Commissioners on Wednesday, May 12, tabled until Wednesday, May 26, awarding a bid for tuck pointing and exterior repair of the courthouse.
Three bids were received. The issue was tabled to allow the board to review bids and to obtain further information. Representatives of the two lowest bidders will be invited to the May 26 meeting. No representatives of any of the bidders attended last week’s meeting. Joyce Oakley, county clerk, reported that she sent out 12 invitations to bid.
Bidders were: Mid-Continental Restoration Co., Inc., $132,207; Skyline Construction Inc., $86,830 and McGill Restoration, $77,330.
A resolution was approved to accept the updated Radiology Emergency Response Plan. The plan was presented by Richard Vlach, assistant director, Emergency Management Agency of Nemaha County and Bryan Cook of the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency. The plan covered nuclear power plant incidents for the county, Brownville, Nemaha and Peru. Cook said that the plan had been slightly modified. Plans are to rewrite the document in 2011. The plan requires annual updating and renewal.
Jail roof repair was discussed with Sheriff Brent Lottman as part of the roof leaks. Commissioners discussed possibly patching the roof. They decided to wait until after the new budget year.
Purchase of a 2007 Cat 12H motor grader with less than 1,100 hours from Nebraska Machinery Company was approved for $157,000; with $25,000 paid May 12 and the remaining amount, financed interest free, due on or before Sunday, Aug. 1.
The commissioners requested that Oakley order a six capacity steel bicycle rack to be placed at the Multiplex Building.
Nebraska Public Employees Local 251 was approved, with Commissioner Randy Rohrs abstaining. Under the agreement, any wage or benefit adjustment negotiated shall be retroactive to the first day of the collective bargaining agreement, Thursday, July 1.
A flood plain permit from Nebraska Department of Roads officials was approved. That covered the area from south of Auburn north to Highway 67.
Computer equipment for the child support enforcement officer was approved. That covered a replacement printer at $199 and Gateway computer at $559. County officials have to pay their own way but 66 percent of the cost was reimbursable from federal officials and obtained from the child support fund.
Resolutions were approved releasing a $300,000 pledged security with Carson National Bank and subdivision of a three-acre tract for Nate Slagle. The tract is in Lafayette Precinct northwest of Brock.
It was reported that it cost $42,693.71 for snow removal Friday-Sunday, Dec. 25-27, 2009. This bill will be paid 75 percent by federal officials, 12.5 percent by state officials and with county officials responsible for 12.5 percent. A project work order of $8,111.96 for chains was submitted. Officials may not receive reimbursement for this item.
The commissioners decided to consider a possible scrap tire pickup in 2011. A 2010 scrap tire grant was not funded.
Meeting as the Board of Equalization, the commissioners approved a motor vehicle exemption for L.L. Coryell & Son Park Foundation for a 1999 Chevrolet pickup. Equalization hearing dates were set for Wednesday, June 9; Thursday, June 24; Wednesday, July 14 and Wednesday, July 21, with finalization needed by Sunday, July 25. Lila Gottula, county assessor, anticipated a lot of attendance at equalization hearing dates. The second June commissioners’ meeting will be held June 24 because of a scheduling conflict.
The meeting ended with a brief executive session to review a general assistance claim and to discuss progress on the road employees’ union contract.