Commissioners Minutes October 15, 2013

The Sheridan County Board of Commissioners met in regular session at 9:30 A.M. In the Commissioners Office, Courthouse. All members present. Kling stated that the meeting would be conducted in accordance with the provisions of the Nebraska Open Meeting Act a copy of which is posted on the North wall of the chamber and brochures available on the guest desk. Andersen made a motion to accept the agenda. Krotz seconded the motion. All voted aye. Krotz made a motion to approve the minutes of 9-23-2013. Andersen seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.

The board audited and approved claims.

Andersen made a motion to authorize the chairman to sign the Certification of Cost Allocation Plan prepared by MAXIMUS for the computation of indirect costs for submission to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014. Krotz seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.

Andersen made a motion to approve a subdivision of land request for Judy Hiles in Section 2, Twn 31, Range 46. Krotz seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.

Road Superintendent Kuester showed the board pictures of damage caused to county roads by a farmer who insists on plowing snow from the road. The board discussed the possibility of billing the farmer for the damage. No action taken at this time.

Kuester also reported on the damage to county road signs by vandals using firearms. Kuester estimated that 20% of county road signs have suffered damage from gunfire. Sheriff Terry Robbins joined the conversation to discuss the possibility of offering a reward for information leading to the conviction of such vandals. The Sheriff suggested that rewards are effective only when offered in large amounts. The consensus was that we should appeal to responsible hunters and concerned citizens to report such incidents. 

Remember the cost of replacing expensive signs is your tax money. At 9:30 A.M. The board opened bids for a new bottom-dump trailer for the Road Department. DMI of Rapid City, SD submitted a bid of $39,700 for a 2013 RANCO trailer with a trade in allowance of $9,100. Trans-West Trailer of Commerce City, CO submitted a bid of $34,795 for a 2014 Armorlite Trailer with a trade in allowance of $5,000. Andersen made a motion to table the decision until next meeting (October 21) to give the Superintendent opportunity to review the details of the bids. Krotz seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.

County resident Mike Ziller was present to ask for pit run material on a section line road in his area. The board approved 20 loads and informed Ziller to work with Kuester on the details.

Treasurer Peg Sones met with the board to discuss budget transfers between funds. Krotz made a motion to authorize resolution #2013-22 to transfer $6000 from the Lodging Fund to the General Fund to provide funding for the GIVE department. Andersen seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.

Andersen made a motion to authorize resolution #2013-23 to transfer $818,300 from the General Fund to the Road/Bridge Fund to provide funding for the Road department. Krotz seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.

Rudy Stanko had requested an opportunity to speak with the board regarding the County Attorney but did not appear.

Adjourn: Noon

Attest: Sindy L. Coburn

Dan R. Kling

Chairman

Published: October 30, 2013