Commissioners Minutes February 24, 2014

The Sheridan County Board of Commissioners met in regular session at 9:20 A.M. in the Commissioner’s 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.  Andersen made a motion to approve the minutes of 2-10-2014.  Krotz seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye.  

The board signed salary checks.

Building Superintendent Dwaine Sones met with the board to discuss a list of maintenance projects that need taken care of.   The board drafted a work order that will be implemented immediately.   The department requesting repair/replacement/cleaning requests will complete the work order and submit it to the Board and to the Building & Grounds Superintendent.   

Commissioner Krotz addressed the board and Sones about concerns discussed at the safety committee meeting.    A list was made of priority issues.  The board asked Sones to report back on March 17 at 10 A.M. to see what progress has been made.  

Road Superintendent Tom Kuester informed the board that he is preparing requests for bids on a new motor grader.  

Attorney Michael Varn presented a request for subdivision for a small parcel of land owned by Frank Ferguson.  Andersen made a motion to approve Resolution #2014-5 authorizing subdivision of NE ¼ of Section 23, Township 32, Range 42.   Krotz seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye.  

Assessor’s office employees, Anne Rhoadarmer and Amanda Salisbury met with the board to discuss a possible wage increase for Anne.   The board informed the employees that the elected officials are responsible for setting wages within their offices.   The board is only in charge of the overall budget for each office of which wages are set.

Commissioner Andersen announced that the new county website is now up and running.  Andersen made a motion to post notice of board meetings on the website in addition to the newspaper of record.  Krotz seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye.  

The board reviewed the checklist for Expense Reimbursement to county employees.  Andersen made a motion to amend pg 24 of the County Employee Handbook to provide for the reimbursement of meal expenses only for overnight trips on county business.   Krotz seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye. 

The board reviewed the General Notice of the Sheridan County Black Tailed Prairie Dog Management Plan.  Andersen made a motion to publish the notice.  Krotz seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye.  

Adjourn: 12:30 P.M.

Dan R. Kling

Chairman

Attest: Sindy L. Coburn

Clerk 

Published: March 12, 2014