The Sheridan County Board of Commissioners met in regular session at 9 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 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 4-28-14. Krotz seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.
The board audited and approved claims.
Tony Hindman was present to request an approval for a subdivision of a 6.03 acre parcel about 3 miles NE of Hay Springs. Krotz made a motion to approve resolution #2014-7 authorizing the subdivision of land. Andersen seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.
Chance Briscoe, the new Manager of Northwest Rural Public Power District, stopped in to introduce himself to the board and to express his hope for a good working relationship with the County.
Eloise Kampbell, Clerk of District Court met with the board to request money for her Jury Commission budget. A recent three-day jury trial left her Jury budget overspent by approximately $500 for the year. Krotz made a motion to approve resolution 2014-8 authorizing a transfer of $600 from the Miscellaneous General budget to the Jury Commission budget. Andersen seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.
Kristi Paul, Weed Superintendent visited with the board about the purchase of a new pickup truck for her department. Using the State Bid program through Sides & Milburn Ford of Rushville the cost of the new Ford F-150 will be $28,579. The road department is wanting the old truck and will pay $6,875. Paul expressed that she has the money in her budget. The board approved her proposal.
Tom Kuester, Road Superintendent reported that the department has received some complaints about muddy roads. Kuester informed the board that he had decided not to plow snow in the recent storms because the snowplows would have done significant damage to the soft road surface beneath the snow. Gary Sones, Veterans Service Officer presented the board a recommendation from the Veteran Service Board of Directors concerning the purchase of a new van. The low bid for a new 2014 Dodge Van is from Chadron Dodge GMC for $14,000 (with trade-in). Krotz made a motion to accept the Veteran Service Board recommendation to purchase the 2014 Dodge Van from Chadron Dodge GMC for $14,000. Andersen seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.
Sones reported to the board that he will be attending continuing education in Grand Rapids. Sones asked if it was permissible that his secretary sign claims. The board did not have any problem with that.
Rick Bailey of Northeast Colorado Wireless (VIAERO) requested approval for the subdivision of a 4.02 acre parcel near HWY 27 about 50 miles south of Gordon. The parcel will be the site of a new cell tower. Krotz made a motion to approve resolution #2014-9 authorizing the subdivision of land. Andersen seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.
Charlie Hamilton was on the agenda but was unable to make it.
The board recessed at 10:15 A.M. to meet as the Board of Equalization.
The board re-opened at 10:30 A.M. All members present.
Jay Jenkins, Interim Extension Educator introduced himself to the board and reported that the Sheridan County office is functioning smoothly. Jenkins is the educator in Cherry County and is graciously assisting the Sheridan County office on a part-time basis. The Sheridan County office will likely hire a 4-H coordinator in the early summer and a new Extension Educator in early fall.
Adjourn: 11:30 A.M.
Attest: Sindy L. Coburn
Dan R. Kling
Published: May 28, 2014