The Sheridan County Board of Commissioners met in regular session at 9 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 11-18-2013 with corrections. Andersen seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.
The board signed salary checks.
Building and Grounds Superintendent Dwaine Sones reported that one of the heaters in the Jail is not working. Sones has checked with Mansfield and he can put in a new control box that will cost approximately $400. Sones was asking the board if he should go ahead and get it fixed or look at replacing the heater. The board agreed to go ahead with the new control box for now. But to look into the cost of new heaters for the Jail.
Sones also informed the board that one of the three furnaces in the road maintenance shop in Rushville has expired. Mansfield has quoted a 30 foot hanging tube furnace at $3,950. The board approved the plan to install the 30 foot hanging tube furnace and to remove the two working furnaces and install one in the Gordon shop and to keep the other in storage until needed.
Sones also visited with the board about the first floor courthouse restroom. A new ADA compliant sink and faucet has been purchased and he is looking into how much it would cost to tile the floor to match the entry way floor.
Road Superintendent Kuester met with the board to set a date for the hearing of protests on roadside mowing charges. Residents for whom the County mowed will be receiving a bill in the near future. The hearing date is set for Monday, December 23 at 10 A.M. Anyone with questions or concerns about their bill are encouraged to come to the hearing.
The board discussed gravel payments. It was agreed that each contract would be evaluated as it came due.
The board continued their discussion of Elected Officials salaries, E-911 equipment update and the fee collection resolution that funds the E-911 program. No action taken.
Adjourn: 11:30 A.M.
Attest: Sindy L. Coburn
Dan R. Kling
Published: December 18, 2013