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NOTICE OF MERGER
Notice is hereby given that Articles of Merger were filed with the Office of the Nebraska Secretary of State. The names of the entities that merged are: Rocking K Farms, Inc., A Nebraska Corporation, and Y & K Farms Inc., A Nebraska Corporation. Y & K Farms, Inc., is the surviving corporation into which Rocking K Farms Inc., was merged. All of the assets and obligations of Rocking K Farms, Inc., were merged and combined with the assets and obligations of Y & K Farms, Inc. No additional shares were issued upon the Merger. The surviving corporation’s Articles of Incorporation have not been amended as a part of the Merger.
Y&K Farms, Inc., A Nebraska Corporation, and Rocking K Farms, Inc., A Nebraska Corporation,
10043 Road 735
Bertrand, Nebraska 68927

STATE OF NEBRASKA
LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY CERTIFICATE OF ORGANIZATION
REDNECK FIRE LLC
First: The name of the limited liability company is Redneck Fire LLC.
Second: The street and mailing address of its designated office in the state of Nebraska is 501 Marshall Ave., Bertrand, Nebraska 68927.
Third: The street and mailing address of its agent for service of process in the State of Nebraska is 1603 Farnam Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68102. The name of its agent for service of process is USCA, Inc.,
Fourth: The personal liability of the members and managers of the Company for monetary damages for breach of fiduciary duty shall be eliminated to the fullest extent permissible under Nebraska law. The Company is authorized to indemnify its members and managers to the fullest extent permissible under Nebraska law.
In Witness whereof, the undersigned has executed this Certificate of Organization on the date below.
Date: November 9, 2018
LegalZoom.com Inc., Organizer
By: Cheyenne Moseley, Assistant Secretary.


VILLAGE OF BERTRAND
REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
December 17, 2018
The Village Board of Trustees held a Regular Meeting on Monday, December 17, 2018 at 7:30 PM at the Village Hall by posting in the Bertrand Herald on December 6, 2018 and at the Post Office, First State Bank, and the Village Office. Present were Chairman, TJ Wilcox and Trustees Robert Dahlgren, Lucas Evans, Brian Schroeder, Jerold Weber, and Fred Spiegel.
The Chairman publicly stated to all in attendance that a copy of the Nebraska Open Meetings Act was available for review and indicated the location of such copy posted in the room where the meeting was being held.
Approved were the minutes from the Regular Meeting held on November 13 and the Board of Adjustment Hearing held on November 13, 2018.
Accepted were the financials for the month on November. Accepted was a correction to the October payables and the payables for November in the amount of $133,899.62:
CEMETERY: Salaries/Taxes/ Benefits-$48.19; Newman Tree Service-$1,000.00; Total-$1,048.19. FIRE DEPARTMENT: Airgas-$233.40; Black Hills Energy-$284.86; C Plus-$166.82; Danko Emergency Equipment-$1,589.21; Dearborn National-$75.68; EMS Billing-$432.67; Frontier-$58.47; Matheson-$91.30; Platte Valley Communications-$802.57; Southern Power-$130.00; Verizon-$40.01; Total-$3,904.99. GARBAGE COLLECTION: Waste Connection of NE-$5,777.62; Total-$5,777.62. GENERAL: ATC Communications-$35.60; Black Hills Energy-$91.22; Cash Statement-$25.00; Countryside Market-$77.46; Dana F. Cole-$1,250.00; Eakes Office Solutions-$1,109.63; Frontier-$116.84; Gifts & Things-$37.40; NE Department of Revenue-$1.03; Norwex-$43.80; Office Solutions-$38.44; One Call Concepts-$5.67; Phelps County Clerk-$102.42; SCEDD-$4,557.16; Southern Power-$127.00; The Bertrand Herald-$233.83; US Post Office-$93.66; Woodward’s Disposal-$10.00; Total-$8,366.40. LAW ENFORCEMENT: Salaries/Taxes/Benefits-$1,170.60; Straight Talk-$37.06; Total-$1,207.66. PARK: Salaries/Taxes/Benefits-$93.48; CHS-$30.49; S & W Auto Parts-$9.99; Southern Power-$100.00; Strobel-$4,500.00; Total-$4,733.96. POOL: Black Hills Energy-$33.07; Frontier-$68.93; Southern Power-$60.00; Total-$162.00. SEWER: Salaries/Taxes/Benefits-$1,626.78; Sewer & Lift Station Bond and Interest-$29,846.50; C Plus-$30.84; CHS-$30.25; S & W Auto Parts-$9.99; Southern Power-$245.48; Verizon-$14.34; Total-$31,804.18. STREET: Salaries/Taxes/Benefits-$5,329.11; Black Hills Energy-$137.54; Breinig Diesel-$758.30; C Plus-$432.09; CHS-$689.05; Landmark Implement-$119.25; Murphy’s Tractor-$148.27; Orschlen’s-$24.99; S & W Auto Parts-$52.77; Sam’s Club-$19.88; Southern Power-$1,420.39; Verizon-$68.41; Total-$9,200.05. WATER: Salaries/Taxes/Benefits-$13,777.35; Water Bond-$20,020.00; Water Bond Interest-$7,147.50; Well Bond-$20,020.00; Well Bond Interest-$1,937.50; Black Hills Energy-$222.71; Cash Statement-$33.75; C Plus-$61.69; CHS-$60.54; CHS (return)- ($280.77); Dana F. Cole-$1,250.00; Frontier-$80.64; NE Department of Revenue-$1,263.26; NE Public Health Environmental Lab-$55.00; Rozanne Winheim-$47.42; Southern Power-$1,112.00; US Post Office-$93.66; Verizon-$28.68; Woodward’s Disposal-$10.00; Total-$66,940.93. YARD WASTE/RECYCLING: Salaries/Taxes/Benefits-$212.42; Frontier-$123.67; Reliable Pest Control-$43.00; Schaben Sanitation-$374.55; Total-$753.64.
Amy Grube, Nursing Home & Assisted Living Administrator, and Janet Lytton, RHD Representative, gave the Nursing Home report. The ending census for the month of October had the Nursing Home at 18 residents and the Assisted Living at 11. Lytton reminded the Board of the conference in Lincoln on December 19, 2018. Interested parties can view the conference on a live stream.
Accepted were the financials for the month of October and the payables for the month of December in the amount of $150,865.26:
NURSING HOME: Salaries/Taxes/ Benefits-$83,630.73; All American Sewer & Drain-$233.40; American Healthtech-$397.38; Amy Grube-$384.02; Barb Metzger-$263.10; Black Hills Energy-$1,047.21; C Plus-$416.21; Cash-wa Distributing-$2,402.06; Central Valley Electric-$2.09; Charter-$171.25; Compufact-$11.00; Countryside Market-$194.27; D & M Security-$230.00; Direct TV-$331.89; Eakes-$9.82; Ecolab-$1,114.93; Family Medical Specialties-$86.00; First State Bank-$1,879.10; Frontier-$596.14; HCIS-$80.00; HD Supply-$165.00; Hobart-$105.38; Holdrege Daily Citizen-$75.00; Holdrege Pharmacy-$1,204.56; Intuit-$214.98; McKesson-$1,493.07; Mid-American Research Chemical-$456.40; Midwest Automatic Sprinkler-$514.00; Nurses Incorporated-$1,587.25; Oak Haven Aviaries-$230.00; Penner-$7.09; Penny Martinez-$215.28; Phelps County Rehab Services-$6,649.42; Phelps County Senior Center-$60.00; Precision Hearing-$4,400.00; Providence Engraving-$14.91; Quill-$378.31; Reliable-$41.00; RHD-$10,756.00; Secrest LTC Consulting-$499.76; Shane Smith-$300.00; Southern Power-$2,713.20; SpartanNash-$56.92; Stericycle-$115.34; Svoboda’s ACE Hardware-$125.68; Sysco-$10,814.46; The Clinical Advantage KCI-$100.43; United Heartland-$11,818.00; Village of Bertrand-$502.17; WeCare-$1,747.00; Woodward’s Disposal-$23.75.
James Nelson, Village Ordinance Officer, gave the Ordinance Officer’s report. He stated that he has ticket several vehicles that were left on the street during the snow storms. The ordinance regarding parking fines fee schedule will be reviewed at the January meeting. He is still working with Phelps County to possibly obtain a vehicle.
Trustee Fred Spiegel read the oath of office and was sworn into office. The Board took nominations for the Chairman position. By a ballot vote, TJ Wilcox was reappointed Chairman of the Board. The Board took nomination for the Vice Chairman position. By a ballot vote, Brian Schroeder was appointed Vice Chairman of the Board. The Committees were approved as assigned.
The following were reappointed for 2019: Village Clerk – Lori Vinzant; Village Treasurer – Roxanne Winheim; Municipal Utilities Superintendent, Water/Sewer Superintendent – Matt Gregg; and Street Superintendent – Christopher Miller. The following were appointed for 2019: Village Attorney – Taylor L’Heureux and Village Ordinance Officer – James Nelson.
Resolution No. 387 was approved and reads as follows:
RESOLUTION NO. 387
of the VILLAGE OF BERTRAND, NEBRASKA
WHEREAS, the Village of Bertrand, Nebraska is a party to the Interlocal Agreement creating the PUBLIC ALLIANCE for COMMUNITY ENERGY (ACE) and, pursuant to the terms of said Agreement, it is the responsibility of the Village to designate a representative of the Village of Bertrand, Nebraska to the PUBLIC ALLIANCE for COMMUNITY ENERGY Board of Directors provided for under the terms of said Agreement;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Chairman and Village Board of Trustees of the Village of Bertrand, Nebraska that:
The Village Clerk is hereby directed to give written notice to the PUBLIC ALLIANCE for COMMUNITY ENERGY of the appointment of Roxanne Winheim as the Village’s representative to said Board of Directors.
The Village Clerk is hereby directed to give written notice to the PUBLIC ALLIANCE for COMMUNITY ENERGY of the appointment of Matt Gregg as the Village’s alternate representative to said Board of Directors.
PASSED AND APPROVED THIS 17TH DAY OF DECEMBER 2018.
Resolution No. 388 was approved and reads as follows:
RESOLUTION NO. 388
of the VILLAGE OF BERTRAND, NEBRASKA MEMBERSHIP FOR NMPP MEMBERS’ COUNCIL NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Chairman of the Village of Bertrand, State of Nebraska that:
Such Village of Bertrand is a member of the Nebraska Municipal Power Pool.
The Chairman of the Village of Bertrand, State of Nebraska, does hereby appoint Matthew Gregg as the Representative of the Village of Bertrand, State of Nebraska to the Members’ Council of the Nebraska Municipal Power Pool.
The Chairman of the Village of Bertrand, State of Nebraska, does hereby appoint Brian Schroeder as the Alternate Representative of the Village of Bertrand, State of Nebraska to the Members’ Council of the Nebraska Municipal Power Pool.
PASSED AND APPROVED THIS 17TH DAY OF DECEMBER 2018.
A postponement request regarding the abatement process at the property 2018-BERT-3068 was approved for May 12, 2019. The Board approved the area to be assessed by SCEDD in 2019. This section will contain properties south of Kellogg and east of Minor.
Resolution No. 389 was approved and reads as follows:
RESOLUTION NO. 389
of the VILLAGE OF BERTRAND, NEBRASKA AUTHORIZING OFFICERS TO MAKE DEPOSITS AND WITHDRAWALS
I HEREBY CERTIFY, that I am the Clerk of the Bertrand Village Board of Trustees of the Village of Bertrand, Phelps County, Nebraska, a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of Nebraska.
I FURTHER CERTIFY, that a meeting of the Village Board of Trustees of said Corporation was duly called and held at the Bertrand Village Hall of Bertrand, Nebraska and the State of Nebraska on the 17th day of December 2018, that at said meeting a quorum was present and voting throughout, and that the following resolution was duly adopted and is now in full force and effect.
RESOLVED, that the First State Bank, 601 Minor Avenue, Bertrand, NE 68927 be and it is hereby designated as a depository of the funds of this Corporation, and that the said funds be subject to withdrawal upon checks, notes, drafts, bills of exchange, acceptances, undertakings or other funds for the payment of money. All accounts, except the Utility Deposit Account, are required to have double (2) signatures. Person authorized to sign the checks for the Village of Bertrand are the Clerk, Treasurer, Chairman of the Board, and Vice Chairman of the Board. Any two (2) of the following are authorized to sign the above reference documents for the Village of Bertrand:
Lori Vinzant, Village Clerk Roxanne Winheim, Village Treasurer
TJ Wilcox, Chairman of the Board Brian Schroeder, Vice Chairman of the Board
RESOLVED, that the above named Firm is authorized to pay any such checks, notes, drafts, bills of exchange, acceptances, undertakings or other orders and also to receive the same for the credit of or in payment from the payee or any other holder without inquiry as to the circumstances of issue or the disposition of the proceeds thereof, even if drawn to the individual order of any signing officer or payable to said Firm or others for his account, or tendered in payment of his individual obligation. The following accounts must have two (2) signatures on the above reference documents:
100-116 Premier Operating Checking
100-391 Premier Savings Account
With two (2) of the following persons authorized to sign for the Village of Bertrand:
Lori Vinzant, Village Clerk Roxanne Winheim, Village Treasurer
TJ Wilcox, Chairman of the Board Brian Schroeder, Vice Chairman of the Board
The following checking and saving accounts are required to have only one (1) signature:
100-138 Utility Deposit Checking
29637 Food Pantry
33886 EMS Billing
With one (1) of the following persons authorized to sign for the Village of Bertrand:
Lori Vinzant, Village Clerk Roxanne Winheim, Village Treasurer
TJ Wilcox, Chairman of the Board Brian Schroeder, Vice Chairman of the Board
RESOLVED, that any and all endorsements for or on behalf of this Corporation upon checks, drafts, notes or instruments for deposit or collection made with the said Firm may be written or stamped endorsements of the Corporation without any designation of the person making such endorsements.
RESOLVED, that said Firm be promptly notified in writing by the Secretary or any other officer of this Corporation of any change in these resolutions or our By-Laws and that until it has actually received such notice in writing said Firm is authorized to act in pursuance of these regulations.
I FURTHER CERTIFY, that these resolutions are within the power of the Village of Trustees to pass as provided in the Charter and By-Laws of this Corporation, and that the present officers of this Corporation and their respective titles as follows:
NAME TITLE
Clerk
Treasurer
Chairman of the Board
Vice Chairman of the Board
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand as Clerk and affixed the corporate seal this 17th day of December 2018.
Resolution No. 390 was approved and reads as follows:
RESOLUTION NO. 390
of the VILLAGE OF BERTRAND, NEBRASKA
I HEREBY CERTIFY, that I am the Clerk of the Village of Bertrand, Phelps County, Nebraska, owner of the Bertrand Nursing Home and Assisted Living, a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of Nebraska.
I FURTHER CERTIFY, that a meeting of the Village Board of Trustees of said Corporation was duly called and held at the Bertrand Village Hall of Bertrand, State of Nebraska on the 17th day of December 2018, that at said meeting a quorum was present and voting throughout, and that the following resolution was duly adopted and is now in full force and effect.
RESOLVED, that the First State Bank, 601 Minor Avenue, Bertrand, NE 68927 be and it is hereby designated as a depository of the funds of this Corporation, and that the said funds be subject to withdrawal upon checks, notes, drafts, bills or exchange, acceptances, undertakings or other orders for the payment of money. All accounts are required to have double (2) signatures as follows:
Signature of one (1) of the following Village of Bertrand Officers:
Lori Vinzant, Village Clerk Roxanne Winheim, Village Treasurer
TJ Wilcox, Chairman of the Board Brian Schroeder, Vice Chairman of the Board
And additionally, signature of one (1) of the following from the Bertrand Nursing Home:
Amy Grube, Nursing Home Administrator; Joey Kugler, Office Manager; Shana Barnes, Social Services
RESOLVED, that above named Firm is authorized to pay any such checks, notes, drafts, bills of exchange, acceptances, undertakings or other orders and also to receive the same for the credit of or in payment from the payee or any other holder without inquiry as to the circumstances of issue or the disposition of the proceeds thereof, even if drawn to the individual order of any signing officer or payable to said Firm or others for his account, or tendered in payment of his individual obligation. The following checking accounts must have two (2) signatures on it:
100-266 NOW Account
264-412 Resident Trust Account
RESOLVED, that any and all endorsements for or on behalf of this Corporation upon checks, drafts, notes, or instruments for deposit or collection made with the said Firm may be written or stamped endorsements of the Corporation without any designation of the person making such endorsements.
RESOLVED, that said Firm be promptly notified in writing by the Secretary or any other officer of this Corporation of any change in these resolutions or our By-Laws and that until it has actually received such notice in writing, said Firm is authorized to act in pursuance of these resolutions.
I FURTHER CERTIFY, that these resolutions are within the power of the Village Board of Trustees to pass as provided in the Charter and By-Laws of this Corporation, and that the present officers of this Corporation and their respective titles are as follows:
NAME TITLE
Village Clerk
Village Treasurer
Chairman of the Village Board
Vice Chairman of the Village Board
Nursing Home Administrator
Nursing Home Office Manager
Nursing Home Social Services
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand as Clerk and affixed the corporate seal this 17th day of December 2018.
Resolution No. 391 was approved and read as follows:
RESOLUTION NO. 391
of the VILLAGE OF BERTRAND, NEBRASKA
WHEREAS, the Bertrand Village Charitable Fund, Inc. has been formally incorporated and it is necessary that the Board of Trustees of the Village of Bertrand approve the closing of the Bertrand Village Charitable Fund checking account held at the First State Bank, 601 Minor Avenue, Bertrand, NE 68927;
WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees has reviewed the articles of incorporation and by-laws of the Bertrand Charitable Fund, Inc;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Chairman and the Board of Trustees of the Village of Bertrand, Nebraska that the following accounts are hereby closed:
238947 Advantage Checking
PASSED AND APPROVED THIS 17TH DAY OF DECEMBER 2018.
The Hi-Line Golf Course would like to purchase a John Deere Gator, 4-wheel utility vehicle. The Board approved to purchase the vehicle to be repaid in full by the Hi-Line Golf Course.
The Board discussed budgeting possibilities for the Bertrand Nursing Home & Assisted Living. No action was taken at this time. Further discussion will take place at a later date.
The Village Staff is working with JEO Consulting Group, Inc. on a planning application for an Aquatic Center Feasibility Study project. The Board approved to send a letter of intent to the Civic and Community Center Financing Fund.
The Board discussed the tentative additions that the Bertrand Community Schools would like to complete. No action was taken at this time. Further discussion will take place at a later date, once the plans have been finalized.
Upon the completion of the Bertrand Fire Department and the Rural Fire Protection District, the Board has approved the amount the Village of Bertrand will give from the General Fund to the Bertrand Fire Department will not exceed $225,000.00.
The Board has approved the purchase of a direct deposit pay module from Red Wing Software. This will be a one-time fee. This will allow the Village Staff to have direct deposits on the 15th and 30th/31st of every month.
The Board approved a bonus of $250.00 for Lori Vinzant, Roxanne Winheim, Matt Gregg, and Marcus Schwarz.
The Special Designated Liquor License request from the Blue Moose Bar & Grill for the Hi-Line Golf Course’s fund raiser to be held on February 2, 2018 at the Bertrand Community Building was approved.
The following Demo/Fence permits were approved:
Michelle Lee’s request to demolish a house located at 505 Marshfield;
Dale Weeder’s request to add 48’ of wood fence to west side of property and 18’ of wood fence to east side or property at 901 Medina.
Matt Gregg, Utilities Superintendent, expressed to the Board that the vehicles need to be moved off of the street prior to a snow storm. It is virtually impossible to clear the streets with all of the obstructions.
Lori Vinzant, Village Clerk, advised the Board that the Mid-Winter Conference is on February 25th – 26th. Craig Bennett has volunteered to redraw all of the cemetery maps and will be working with Vinzant to set up a software program that can be used for the cemetery.
The meeting adjourned at 9:05 PM.