Logan County Board
Building and Grounds Committee Meeting

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[December 14, 2015]  LINCOLN - Logan County Safety Complex, October 6, 2015

Present: Kevin Bateman; Bob Farmer; Gene Rohlfs; Chuck Ruben; David Hepler; Jan Schumacher; Dennis Reves


Guests: Tracy Bergin, Mike Kirlin, Cara Barr

Mr. Bateman called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.

A motion was made by Mr. Hepler, seconded by Mr. Rohlfs, to approve the minutes from the September 1, 2015 meeting. Motion passed.

Old Business:

Salary Reimbursement and Office Renovation – Kim Turner’s Office: Mr. Bateman stated that to build the walls, add carpet, run heating and air, and an additional $5,000 for possible electrical work, the total could be $30,000. Mr. Reves said the office will need 4 window units. Mr. Ruben discussed inviting Mrs. Kim Turner to the next committee meeting regarding funding the project now that some numbers have been presented.

Electricity work in band shelter at Latham Park: Nothing to report.

Animal Control Roof: Nothing to report.

Paper Shredding Bids: COPS shredding quoted $17.50 for the first bin plus fuel surcharge and $12.75 for each additional bin plus fuel surcharge; the fuel surcharge was listed as 5.33% of the total invoice.

Mr. Rohlfs asked how the 5.33% of the total invoice is arrived at for fuel.

Mr. Kirlin explained the price is taken from the Midwest Diesel rate, which fluctuates. Mr. Kirlin stated he can lock-in a price or lower the surcharge price when the Midwest Diesel rate lowers.

Mr. Rohlfs and Mr. Hepler would prefer not to have a separate fuel surcharge cost.

Mr. Kirlin stated that he could set the fuel cost into the price if the Board prefers. It is an on-site shredding program.

AAA Confidential Security shredding quoted $35 minimum per service ticket and $28 per 96 gallon bin. It is an off-site shredding program.

A motion was made by Mr. Ruben, seconded by Mr. Hepler to approve the COPS paper shredding bid. Motion passed.

LC Board office desk: Nothing to report.

New Business:

Alliance Arts in the Park 2016 Liquor Permit for Latham Park:

Mr. Bateman asked if the City of Lincoln will issue the Alliance a liquor permit.

Ms. Barr stated the City approved the liquor in the street 10 feet over.

Mrs. Schumacher asked about the proximity to the church.

Ms. Barr explained they must be cautious where the fencing will be; the measurement must be from the property line of the church into the park.

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Mr. Bateman inquired about whether the playground equipment will be inside the fenced area.

Ms. Barr explained the intention of the fencing is to contain the alcohol to one area, not necessarily to keep people out.

Mr. Bateman discussed the option of fencing at an angle around the play equipment so that other children whose parents are not inside the alcohol tent can continue to play freely.

Ms. Barr stated the fencing would not prohibit children from playing on the equipment.

Mrs. Schumacher asked about admission fees to enter the fenced area and Ms. Barr stated the only admission is for people actually consuming wine. There will not be food vendors inside the fenced area; the fencing will only be inside the park. Ms. Barr explained that although the chosen date for the Arts in the Park event conflicts with the Emden Homecoming, it is the best date for a kid-friendly alternative since Scully Park has a family event on the same weekend.

Mr. Rohlfs inquired about the protocol for wine vendors setting up in the park. Ms. Barr said the wine vendors will have individual tents identical to the artists and they will be able to unpack supplies on that Friday.

A motion was made by Mr. Hepler, seconded by Mrs. Schumacher to approve the request from the Alliance. Motion passed.

Chairman Bateman indicated the issue will move forward to the full Board Workshop meeting.

Requests: None.

Report from Dennis Reves: Mr. Reves reported that the Dodge Stratus is still at the John Logan Building with a flat tire and doesn’t run. Mr. Ruben said it needs to go to the Highway Department for surplus sale. Mr. Reves will fix the tire and jump the engine to see if it could be repaired. Mr. Rohlfs said that it could be long time before the next surplus sale. Mr. Bateman asked about being able to advertise in the newspaper to sell it quickly. Mr. Reves reported the pigeons have knocked a bunch of spikes off the ledge. Mr. Bateman wanted to get the main entrance ledge where the public enters covered with the sticky material under the spikes to hold them in place.
Mr. Reves will get more bug repellent.

Budget Matters: Nothing to report.

Communications: Nothing to report.

A motion was made by Mr. Hepler, seconded by Mr. Farmer, to approve the bills. Motion passed.

A motion was made by all to adjourn the meeting. Motion passed. Meeting ended at 7:47 pm.

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