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Thursday, May 19, 2011 THE SUPERIOR EXPRESS 9A I Public Notices i (Published May 19, 2011 in The Superior Express) Proceedings of The Nuckolls County Board of Commissioners May 9, 2011 The Nuckolls County Board of Commissmners met May 9, 2011 in the board meeting room at the court- house, Nelson, Neb., per recess of May 2, 2011. Brown, Combs and Corman present for the meeting. The agenda of said meeting was remitted to board members in advance of the meeting and was posted in the county clerk's office and on the county Website. Brown announced the' Open Meeting s Act Law' as posted in the commission- ers board meeting room and handouts are available. The board reconvened at 9:00 a.m. Chairman Brown approved the agenda and the April 11, 2011 minutes as submitted. Also present for the meet- ing is Chuck Mittan of the Superior Express. Diane Wehrman, county court clerk magistrate met with the board to dis- cass getting a new phone and phone line for the courtroom. A bid was pre- viously submitted but the bid was tabled. The bid will be resubmitted to the board on Monday, May 16 for approval Wehrman also informed the board that the county judge was re- questing all courtrooms in his district to have a Nebraska Seal on display behind the judge's bench. The cost of the seal will h e approximately $275. The board discussed the request and requested to put it on the agenda for next week for a decision. Wehrman had previously received permission to purchase a computer for the probation office and had noted it was not needed at the time however things have changed and the computer is now needed. Susan Rogers, county assessor met with the board to get approval from the board to purchase a new digital cam- era. The old camera saved the pictures to a floppy disc and the new computers are not compatible. The board gave their approval to have a new digital camera purchased for the county assessor's office. A claim was pre- sented to the board for approval for the county assessor and deputycounty as- sessor to attend training. The claim was approved by all three county board members. NE Department of Property As- sessment& Taxation training $1,130. The summary of the April month end expenditure report was submitted to the board for review. The sheriff submitted the March 2011 report and the county clerk submitted the April 2011 board report. A motion was made by Corman and seconded by Combs to accept both reports as submitted Brown, Combs and Corman all voted aye, 0 voted nay. Motion carried. Gary Warren, highway superinten- dent and Cindy Buescher, executive secretary met with the board to discuss the current activities of the county road department. Warren discussed with the Board the Federal Buyout Program for counties with deficient bridges and other infrastructure and also the STP funds (credits) previously used for con- struction of county bridges, culverts, etc. The state is proposing the freezing of the STP funds when the Federal Buyout Program begins. The county could receive the first check in March 2014. Warren also discussed the NEPA document for the 8th Street Project in Superior. Warren informed the beard all the new load rating signs have been I'ut in place at all the bridges, etc for the Federal Aide & Collectors roads in the county. There was some brief discus- slon on a bridge located in Oak. War- ren reported the motorgraders have completed the first pass on the county roads. The road department has been working on hauling gravel to a work site. They are also getting started on Project C65(648) Nora located on Road M between Roads 4000 & 4100. Follmer Construction has begun the project at the Nelson shop for a cement slab. The lean-to porch materials have been ordered for the Lawrence shop. Warren requested to bid on a water tank trailer which is being auctioned on Big Iron Auction. Warren gave the board three different watertanks which are being auctioned. The watertank trailers are to be used to water down county roads when doing construction projects. Warren gave the board his preferred choice. After some discus- sion the board gave Warren there maxi- mum quote to bid at $15,000. A request for permissmn from Su- perior Country Club for an easement for a water line under a county road and in the county road ditch, located 2053 feet west of the NE comer of SeCtion 25-T1N-R7W running across the 66' ROW into the NWI/4 of Section 24, T1N-R7W. A motion was made by Brown and seconded by Combs to approve the request. Brown, Combs and Corman all voted aye 0 voted nay Motion carried. Ray Meyer and Ryan Thies of Cobecon the Insurance Brokers for Nuckolls County met with the board to give a I 0 month update on the Nuckolls County medical and dental insurance for the Nuckolls County employees. Theis noted the insurance plan Is in very good financial shape. Nuckolls County is a role model for self-funding insurance plans. Thies informed the board that Meritain Health Insurance which is owned by Prodigy Health has been purchased by Aetna. There will be no visible signs of any proposed Changes to Meritain Health. This change will also give Meritain access to more prescription discounts. The board noted there are consider- able funds at Meritain to pay medical and dental claims and they would like to have some of these funds moved from Meritain to the county. Theis agreed that Nuckolls County has plenty of available funds and would also rec- ommend having half of these funds moved. Clerk Kassebaum will start the process this week. Meyer recommends having the county employees participate in the Interactive Health Screenings again this year. This program benefits the em- ployee Insurance plan considerably. Thies discussed the required legisla- tive changes from the federal govern- ment regarding the health reform. Meyer and Theis presented the board with proposed quotes for the 2011-2012 insurance plan. Two dif- ferent carriers submitted proposals. There were a couple, of opt ions that would affect the rates. Those options would be to increase the specific deductable to $35.000 or adding a trans- plantrider. No decision was made at this time. Thies recommended to have the board sign a Stop Loss Disclosure which will stop the underwriting. Brown made a motion to authorize the chairman to sign the stop loss disclo- sure and Corman seconded the motion. Brown, Combs and Corman all voted aye, 0 voted nay. Motion carried. A public hearing was heard at 11:05 regarding the vacation and closing of four different county roads. In atten- dance of the meeting are Wes and Jan Mosier and the Highway Superinten- dent Warren and Executive Secretary Buescher. Warren first presented Pharmac [ 348 N. Central Ave. Superior Neb. 68978 Open 8:30 a.m.- 5:30 p,m Monday- Saturday Open Thrusday evening to 7:30 p.m, Prov/d/'ng Pharmaceutioa/ Care to our Community Lane and Anna Hawley, Owners J / Clip and Save _ - _ _= 5 Superior Public Transportation Transportation for All Ages Available Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to Noon and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. 402-879-4679 50 eachboard/hE or buy a ticket of 25 rides for $10 Clip and Save Now available for your carpet cleaning needs Superior00 Carpet Cleaning Inc. "The name says it all!" 402-879-1268 Professionally trained staff - James Sumpter Owned by Tony & Missy Aksamit County Road 3700 between Highway 4 and Road Y, between Section 18, TdN-R6W and Section 13, TdN-R7W, Nuckolls County, NE, 200 feet each end open for access. There was not public comment. A motion was made by Brown and seconded by Corman to approve the vacating and closing of the above mentioned county road. Brown, Combs and Corman all voted aye, 0 voted nay. Motion carried. The second county road presented for closure and vacation is Road 4000 between Road R & Road Q, between Section 21 and 22, T3N-R6W. Warren noted there is a phone line utility on this section of road and will require the phone company to have access. Mosier commented this would be no problem and was in approval of the vacation and closure of the section of road. A motion was made by Brown and sec- onded by Combs to approve the clos- ing and vacating of the above men- tioned road. Brown, Combs and Corman all voted aye, 0 voted nay. Motion carried. The third county road presented for closure and vacation is Road 4200 go- ing North from Road R between Sec- tion 13 & 14, T3N-R6W, starting from the South right-of-way at the intersec- tion of Road 4000 & Road R approxi- mately 40 feet from the center of the existing intersection, measuring 1114 feet south to the previous road closure dated May 22, 2000. No comment was heard from the public. A motion was made by Connan and seconded by Combs to approve the closure and va- cation of the above mentioned county road. Brown, Combs and Corman all voted aye, 0 voted nay. Motion carried. The fourth county road presented for closure and vacation is Road P between Road 3000 and Road 3t00, between Sections 25 & 36, T3N-RSW, Nuckolls County, Neb. Warren noted there is County Bridge #C0065(2410) located on this portion of county road, however it is in very poor condition and he recommends pulling off the planks and stringers and leaving the backwalls. The county board agreed as there could be some liability involved if the county left the bridge in tact. A motion was made by Brown and sec- onded by Corman to approve the clo- sure and vacation of the above men- tioned county road with the removal of County Bridge #C0065(2410). Brown, Combs and Corman all voted aye, 0 voted nay. Motion carried. A motion was made by Brown and seconded by Combs to approve the resolution closing and vacating public road dated May 9, 2011. Brown, Combs and Corman all voted aye, 0 voted nay. Motion carried. Jolynn Seglke and Pat Stace of SASA met with the board to give the annual update for the fiscal year 2010. Also SASA is requesting $4,000 in the support for the SASA program in Nuckolls County. A motion was made by Corman and seconded by Combs to approve spending $4,000 to help sup- port the Nuckolls County SASA pro- gram. Brown, Combs and Corman all voted aye, 0 voted nay. Motion carried. Jean Stichka met with the board to notify the board that there will be alco- hol served at the wedding reception for her son at the Nuckolls County Fair Grounds and they will be requesting a Special Designated Liquor License. The date of the wedding is July 30, 2011. The board noted the procedure to obtain this liquor license. The county requires a 21 day notice and the state requires 10 days. No action taken at this time. Jim Mart, county sheriff met with the board to discuss the jail budget for the fiscal year 2010-2011. Mart is con- cemed the budget may go over and may need to have to open the budget to get through the budget year. The board recommended Marr watch it closely and address at the end of the month. No action taken at this time. Vicki Ensign, county treasurer met with the board to discuss the 2011- 2012 budget year. The board asked Ensign if she and Clerk Kassebaum would be willing to do the budget for another year at the same cost as last year. Ensign agreed. A motion was made by Brown and seconded by Combs to approve Vicki Ensign and Jackie Kassebanm to be the budget authority for the 2011-2012 budget year for Nuckolls County. Brown, Combs and Corman all voted aye, 0 voted nay. Motion carried. There being no further business the meeting was recessed at 12:27 p.m. until May 16, 2011. Arnold Brown, Chairman By: Jackie L. Kassebaum County Clerk 20-1 c Obituaries i Edwin Ficken Edwin D. Ficken, 79. of Colby, Kan., died Friday at the Prairie Senior Living Complex in Colby. He was born Jan 18, 1932, to H, Fred and Meta Ficken in Nuckolls County, Neb. He attended the Aurora District County School and St. Peter's Lutheran Church School. He gradu- ated from Davenport High School in 1950. He worked for several area farmers and at the Navy Depot in Hastings, Neb., before serving his country dur- ing the Korean Conflict from 1952 to 1954, where he was stationed on Bambridge Island near Washington Large Assortment .... 2of *Springs BE Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m * Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-4 p,m, 155 N. Central, Superior, NE 68978 * 402-879-3296 State. On June 27,1954, he married Donna Beavers of Davenport. After his dis- charge, heand Donna,,returned to the family far in Nuckolls County, where he farmed until his retirement in 1994. He and Donna moved to Colby in July of 2004. He returned to the farm to help during the busy seasons. He was a lifelong member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Daven- port, before transferring to Trinity Lutheran Church in Colby in 2008. Ed served many years on the Davenport rural fire department. He is survived by his wife of 57 years; sons, Kent Ficken, Kirk, Colo., and Kelly Ficken, Davenport; daugh- ter, Mrs. Loren Jacobs (Kristie), Colby; 18 grandchildren and step-grandchil- dren and four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Marie Rohr of Tobias, Neb., and L. Elaine Henkel of Davenport. Services will be today (Thursday), at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Luth--eran Church in Colby with Kersenbroek Funeral Chapel, Colby, in charge of the arrangements. A memorial service will also be held at St. Peter' s Lutheran Church in Davenport on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Timothy Prince officiating. Private family inurement with military rites in Davenport Cem- etery. Urbauer-Price Funeral Homeof Davenport, is in charge of these ar- rangements. Gwendolyn Petersen Gwendolyn Petersen, 92, one of two children bom to Harry and Bonnie (Purcell) Lott, was born on April 27, 1919, at Hardy. She died May 10 at the Good Samaritan Center in Superior. She attended grade school in Hardy and graduated from Hardy High School. She was united in marriage to Harvey Petersen on Oct. 8, 1939, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hardy. To this union was born three children; Karen, Merideth andRoger. Harvey and Gwen lived and farmed in the Hardy area until they moved into Superior in 1980. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Hardy. The family had strong faith and a love for music, sharing and gath- ering around the piano especially at Christmas time. Together, Harvey and Gwen would travel all over the area to go dancing. Gwen entered the Superior Good Samaritan Center Oct. 18, 2006. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbaffd, Harvey on Feb 16, 2007; one sister, Vivian Camacho and son-in-law, John Jensen. She is survived by her daughters, Mrs. Marlin Hawley (Karen), Concordia and Merideth Jensen, Clay Center; one son, Roger Petersen, Fairbury; six grandchildren, Diana Gates, Sarah Zimmerman, Kristie Graff, Scott Petersen, Becky Eberly and Stacy Nelson; 11 great-grandchil- dren. Services were held on Saturday at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hardy with Pastor Daryl Nelson and Connie Raess officiating. Pallbearers were Lars Pedersen, Vernon Kaldahl, Rex Kirchhoff, Leslie Simonsen, Ray Biltoft and Perry Gydesen. Honorary pallbearers were Diana Gates and Sarah Zimmerman, Travis and Kristie Graff, Scott and Alyson Petersen, Rebecca and L.J. Eberly and Stacy Petersen. Interment was in the Spring Creek Cemetery at Ruskin. Megrue-Price Funeral Home of Superior was in charge of arrangements. Christi Mlller Woodby Christi Marie Miller-Woodby, 30, died Saturday at her home in LaVista. Her funeral will be held at 11 a.m. today (Thursday) at the Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior. Pastors Shelby Barnhart and Dave Coleman will officiate. Inurement will be in the Kenesaw Cemetery at Kenesaw. A book stgning was held at the funeral home from4 to 8 p.m. Wednes- day. Courthouse News Nuckolls County County Traffic Court David P. Falliaux, Pacific Grove, Calif., speeding, $75. Curtis C. Carver, Nelson, ever- wenght capacity plates by 7,400 ibs., $200, County Criminal Court State of Nebraska vs. Ian M. Foley, Burr Oak, procure or sell alcohol to minor, $1,000. State of Nebraska vs. Regina Weeks A/K/A Regina Tristan, Superior, pro- cure or sell alcohol to minor, 11 days m jail Real Estate Transfers William F. Kathman to Andrew D. Kathman, Kelsie Kathman. SW1/4 of 29-3-8. Edward E. Brink, trustee, to Citimortgage, Inc., Lot 3 and Part Lot 2 in Block 33, East Superior. S-Farms, Inc., to Thomas Sorensen WI/2 of SW1/4 of 7-1-5. Sheriff James R. Marr to Jerry Karmazin, SE1/4 of NE1/4 of 33-3-8. Sheriff James R. Mart to Jerry Karmazin, Part Lot 1 in Block 2, Origi- nal Town of Mt. Clare. Sheriff James R Marr to Jerry Karmazin, Lot 4 in Block 25, Original Town of Superior. David B. Shuck and Dawn M. Shuck, trustees, to Darwin Sterkel, Sandra Sterkel,hV 1/2 of NWl/4 of 28- 4-6, Fredrick J. Porter, trustee, Vera A. Porter, Fredrick J. Porter to JRK Land, L.L.C. NWI/4 of 35-4-5; and NWl/4 of 14-3-6. Fredrick J. Porter, trustee, Fredrick J. Porter, Vera A. Porter to HB Land, L.L.C., NE 1/4 of NW 1/4 of SW 1/4 of 33-1-7. Fredrick J. Porter, trustee, Fredrick J. Porter, Vera A. Porter to HB Land, L.L.C. NE1/4 ofNl/2 of SEl/4 of 16- 4-5. Dodi A. Holling, Gary E. Holling to Crystal Jensby, Kent Jensby, Lot 15 in Block 1, Hunter's Park Lawn,Addition of Superior. Brad B. Moncrief, trustee for the Brad B. Moncrief Revocable Trust, to Laurie A. Moncrief, NEll4 of 28-1-8. Brad B. Moncrief, trustee for the Brad B. Moncrief Revocable Trust, to Laurie A. Moncrief, NWI/4 of 24-1-8; Lots I, 2, 5, 6 of 26-1-8; Part S W 1/4 of Lot 4 r in 25-1-8. Amanda Hoelting, Jessica Hoelting, Thomas Hoelting to Jeffery S. Will- iams, Renee K. Williams, NEll4 of 4- 3-8. Amanda Hoelting, Jessica Hoelting, Thomas Hoelting to Shawn A. Schmieding, NEll4 of 4-3-8. Janis K. Schmieding, Merle A. Schmieding to Jeffery S. Williams, Renee K. Williams, NEll4 of 4-3-8. Janis K. Schmieding, Merle A. Schmieding to Shawn A. Schmieding, NE1/4 of 4-3-8. Michael E. Pearce, Ruth A. Pearce, Curtis L. Higer, Cynthia K. Higer, Robert D. Higer, Ronald Elvan Higer, Gary W. Higer to Daniel K. Corman, Part of NWI/4 of 5-1-6. Weather Lynn Wilton NOAA, Observer Superior Tuesday Morning, May 17,2011 Temperature High for week .............................. 94 Low for week ................................ 34 Precipitation Total this week .......................... 0.76 Total for May ............................. 1.01 Superior Rick Disney, Observer Wednesday until 9 a.m .............. 0.22 Total for May ............................. 1 20 Year to date ................................ 4.60 Normal to date ........................... 7.26 Burr Oak Larry Gillette, NOAA Observer Precipitation last week ............... 0.23 Precipitation this week .............. 0.74 0 NO Ioints 0 NO Appraisal Fee 0 NO Origination Fee 0 NO Application Fee* 0 NO Recording Fee 0 NO Credit Report Fee 0 NO Processing Fee 0 NO Administration Fee 0 NO Underwriting Fee 0 NO Hidden Closing Costs 0 NO Title Insurance Fee 0 NO Closing Costs Rolled In *Application fee refunded at time of closing. Property insurance required. 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Burn Pit Hours: n.- 6 p.m. Dlc,*,,a& 1.nO ,- - .y ................................................................................................. 'p.m .- o p.m. Wednesday .............................................. )m 4"00 p.m. ,. o,,.,,,,.,.,.,.,...,..,.,.,,,.,.,,.,...... , , -- , Saturday ..................................................... 10:00 a.m. - Noon & 1:'-" Hours Citizens Can Bu-" ........ 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Tuesdays ........................................................................... ............ 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Thursdays ..................................................................... ................. 12 Noon 2 7:00 p.m. Saturdavs .................................................................. Notice of Trash Burn : Regulations screen. Grates or hail screen of half inch grids Burning shall be contained in a waste burner wP" are acceptable. Structures would include gas meters, utility poles or Burn barrels should be 15 feet from structv buildings. .ation (leaves, paper or paper products and wood materials. Authorized materials to burn are vec resulti from preparation of food and all accumulation of animal, fish, Plastic, household waste hot to be burned. fowls or other food materials -- Waste matter shall not be ,rned which wiI1 cause or create a dense smoke or odor. Burning of combustib  waste matter shall be constantly attended by a competent person and shall be completely extinIshed before being left alone. A garden hose Or other means of extinguishment armg times of burning shall be available" " " " ' Ashes, whetb" from burn barrels or fireplace are not to be dumped in alley but should be placed in plastic bag for disposal as solid waste, however, ashes not containing prohibited substances (plastics metals, etc.) may be spread in garden areas. Do not burn prohibited substances. TheCity Council has also provided a burn area for trees and wood burning (untreated wood) r. oducts. This area is about one mile north of the old cement plant and is open during the above hours listed. Jan Diehl City Clerk NO Closing Cost Home Loans