March 14, 2022

North Platte, Nebraska


Meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners. Present were Commissioners Joe Hewgley, Kent Weems, Micaela Wuehler, Chris Bruns, Jerry Woodruff and County Clerk, Rebecca Rossell.  Weems offered prayer. Bruns called the meeting to order at 9:00 A.M.


Chairman Bruns announced the Open Meeting Act with amendments is posted for public review and the county board will comply with the open meeting requirements.


Motion by Wuehler, seconded by Weems to approve the minutes regarding the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meeting held on March 7, 2022.  Upon roll call vote Weems, Wuehler and Bruns voted “aye”.  Nays, none. Hewgley and Woodruff abstained.


Motion by Weems, seconded by Woodruff to receive and order filed the treasurer’s receipts.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.


Motion by Woodruff, seconded by Hewgley to receive and order filed the fee reports submitted by the County Clerk in the amount of $655.50; County Sheriff in the amount of $6,282.58 and Register of Deeds in the amount of $23,548.24.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.


Motion by Wuehler, seconded by Woodruff to authorize the Chairman to sign the right-of-way application submitted by Hershey Telephone Co.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.


The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners recessed at 9:15 A.M. and the Lincoln County Board of Equalization convened.


Chairman Bruns announced the Open Meeting Act with amendments is posted for public review and the county board will comply with the open meeting requirements.


County Assessor, Julie Stenger appeared.


Motion by Weems, seconded by Wuehler to approve the minutes regarding the Lincoln County Board of Equalization meeting held on March 7, 2022. Upon roll call vote Weems, Wuehler and Bruns voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Hewgley and Woodruff abstained.


No certificates of correction or refund submitted by the County Assessor.


The Lincoln County Board of Equalization adjourned at 9:16 A.M. and the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners reconvened.


Motion by Hewgley, seconded by Weems to appoint Commissioner Jerry Woodruff as Lincoln County representative to Community Action Partnership of Mid- Nebraska board.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler and Bruns voted “aye”.  Nays, none.  Woodruff abstained.


The contract with Winston Michael Contracting, Inc. for a salt shed for the Lincoln County Department of Roads was tabled for contract clarification.


Motion by Wuehler, seconded by Weems to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign the special designated liquor application by Big Red Liquor LLC for a fundraiser to be held on March 26, 2022 at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.


Discussed the proposals from Johnson Controls for hardware and software upgrades (HVAC and smoke control) at the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.  Scott Schroeder appeared on behalf of Johnson Controls.


Lincoln County Building and Grounds Department Employee, Booker Boyer, told board members that if he has an issue over at the jail he has to call Johnson Controls and then they have to remote into the system.  The smoke inhalation system software that controls the dampers block the HVAC system.


Schroeder stated that they have an I.T. issue with JAVA vulnerability.


Commissioner Bruns questioned if the two systems are integral why they do not talk to each other.


Schroeder responded that they do talk to each other now.


Boyer commented that if he could pull the information up on his laptop from a remote location that would make it much easier.


Schroeder gave a brief description of the two proposals:

Proposal No. 1 – The HVAC and smoke inhalation are two separate systems.  The smoke control system would still have to be addressed within the facility.

Proposal No. 2 – It has a large capacity engine that would allow them to be able to use the private JAVA.  Both systems will communicate with each other and remote access would be allowed.


Commissioner Hewgley commented that he was not aware we were behind on upgrading the software.


Schroeder replied that they could have only gotten to a certain version on the smoke inhalation side.


Chief Deputy, Rolly Kramer, reported they are having HVAC issues.  He questioned why the system was given a public JAVA when it was installed.


Schroeder thought it might have been the only option available at that time.


Commissioner Hewgley questioned if the entire system had been reviewed and if there is anything, we the county needs to look at now or in the future.


Schroeder stated that the wireless thermostats need to be checked regularly and they are offering additional training for staff.


Motion by Wuehler, seconded by Woodruff to accept and authorize the Chairman to sign Proposal No. 2 for $24,961 from Johnson Controls for hardware and software upgrades (HVAC and smoke control) at the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.  Upon roll call vote Hewgley, Weems, Wuehler, Bruns and Woodruff voted “aye”.  Nays, none.


Hear concerns from Elected Officials, Department Heads or their representative.


Approved the following claims as presented for payment:


Acclrtd Recvbls Sol                         se                       1237.50

ACE                                                    su                         215.78

A Gurciullo                                        reb                          81.30

All Safe Ind                                       se                       5608.99

Allo                                                     se                       1928.04

A Speichert                                       se                         770.00

B Boyer                                              mi                           23.40

Brouillette Dugan                             se                       7894.50

Browns                                              ex                         127.50

Cptl Bsns Sys                                   se                       1115.83

Capital One WM                               su                         445.59

Cash-Wa                                           se                           84.10

Cntry Link                                          se                         575.56

Cervelle Acdmic                               se                         614.38

Charter Comm                                  se                         300.26

C Durham                                         se                       2520.00

C Shaw                                              se                           20.00

C Bruns                                             mi                         263.25

Cty NP                                               se                              7.50

Clk Dist Crt                                        se                         783.00

Comrcl Inv                                         rt                             50.36

Comnty Conn                                   grt                      3921.95

DAS St Acctg                                    rt                         3727.08

Davis Law                                          se                         380.00

Dell Mrktg                                          eq                       9870.00

Dr Debs                                             se                       1800.00

DXP Sprctr                                        se                         109.16

Eakes                                                 su                       1446.10

Fastenal                                            su                           10.19

GP Homecare                                   se                           59.0

Guardian RFID                                 su                         466.61

Hild Propane                                     su                         302.26

Hometown Lsg                                 se                           65.05

Ideal Linen                                        su                         211.55

JC’s AW                                             se                           14.96

Jacks Unif                                         ex                         192.99

Rudolph Law                                    se                       1310.00

J Orr                                                    mi                           35.10

Justice Works                                   se                         200.00

J Gosnell                                           mi                           10.66

J Roberts                                           mi                              5.27

K Florom                                            se                         800.00

K Smith                                              mi                         263.25

Level LLC                                          se                       7008.30

LC Crt                                                 se                       3251.12

LC Jail PC                                         se                           12.85

L Russell                                           mi                              9.28

MacGill                                               se                         334.02

B Malcom                                          se                       1025.68

M McKeone                                      se                       3029.50

M Trosynski                                      cont                    7012.50

Menards                                            su                         343.97

Nozicka Law                                     se                     25343.04

Mcrflm Img                                         rt                           600.00

Midwest Conn                                  se                           32.05

MIPS                                                  se                       2784.41

Mi6 Pizza                                           su                           29.95

Monoprice                                         su                           45.95

NACO                                                reg                          35.00

NE Dpt HHS                                     se                         200.00

NE Safety                                          se                       1099.75

NP Fire Dpt                                       se                       3754.03

NP Hrdware                                      su                           90.84

NP Police                                          cont                 10441.87

NP Telegraph                                   se                       8842.93

NWE                                                   se                       6856.40

Pederson Law                                  se                       2700.00

Prodigy Sol                                       se                     18210.99

R Richter                                           se                           20.00

Ramada                                             ldg                        156.00

Region HS                                        se                     11642.02

Schabens                                          se                         811.23

SOS-Elections                                  se                           30.00

Seevers                                             se                         100.25

Sheriffs Fees                                    se                         609.13

Sherwin Wms                                   su                         152.18

Shred It                                              se                         624.40

Snells                                                 se                       2580.25

Summit Food                                    se                       4887.25

Hm Depot Pro                                   su                         309.36

T Johnson                                         mi                           22.23

US Bank                                            su                       4263.35

Unitech                                              su                           79.00

US Cellular                                       cont                      827.50

Verizon                                              se                         248.89

Weathercraft                                     se                         430.00

Wm Troshynski                                cont                    4500.00

Wood & Aitken                                 se                     25258.94

Wex Bank                                         su                       7126.83

911 Custom                                      eq                       5392.32



Allo                                                     se                         152.39

Andersen Sns                                  se                         217.41

Blk Hls Enrgy                                    se                       1092.03

Cty NP                                               su                     20104.82

DPPD                                                 se                         756.28

Garrett                                                re                        3401.97

Hotsy                                                  su                         113.40

Ideal Linen                                        se                         247.31

Maxwells                                           se                         145.65

Midwst Elec                                       se                         503.27

NE Safety                                          su                           20.00

NP Hardware                                    su                           50.85

O’Reilly                                              re                            66.84

V of Maxwell                                     se                           70.00



Affordable Strg                                 rt                           109.00

Allo                                                     se                         368.31

Cert Fldr Disply                                se                       5456.35

CTM Media                                       se                       5580.00

Culigan                                              su                           66.82

Eakes                                                 su                           44.98

Ideal                                                   su                           40.97

Integrated                                          su                           84.00

KS Plus                                             rt                         3500.00

Link Media                                         se                       1200.00

Midwst Conn                                    pstg                    2000.00

Miles Prtnrshp                                  se                       2500.00

Nanonation                                       se                         235.00

NE Travel                                          se                         200.00

NEland Days                                    se                           15.00

NP Bulletin                                        sub                         38.00

NP Pickleball                                    se                           39.99

NP Telegraph                                   adv                         17.36

NWE                                                   se                         299.60

ProPrntg                                            se                         270.44

Simpleview                                       se                       6875.00

US Bank                                            su                       5456.60

US Cellular                                       se                         326.41

Wex Bank                                         se                           40.89


P & M Fund:

Microfilm Img Sys                            se                           45.00


Self-Funded Ins:

First Concord                                    ins                    13809.11


Juvenile Fac:

Brouillette, Dugan                            se                         532.00


Building Fund:

Freelance Crt Reprtr                        se                         195.00

Hintons                                              su                         260.00

W Dowhower Const                        se                     40162.69


The meeting was adjourned at 11:30 A.M.


Advance notice and the agenda for the March 14, 2022 board meetings were sent to the county board and all others requesting the same.  Advance public notice (includes agenda) of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meeting and the Lincoln County Board of Equalization meeting was posted at the Lincoln County Courthouse, City Hall and the Lincoln County website on March 11, 2022; and was also emailed to the media on March 11, 2022.


The agenda for the meetings to be held on Monday, March 21, 2022 will be kept

continually current and open for inspection at the office of the Lincoln County Clerk.  The regular meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will be at the Lincoln County Courthouse in the Commissioners Room at 9:00 A.M.  The regular meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Equalization will be at the Lincoln County Courthouse in the Commissioners Room at 9:15 A.M.




Rebecca J. Rossell

Lincoln County Clerk