Commissioners Minutes November 17, 2014

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 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 11-10-2014 with corrections. Andersen seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye. The board signed claim checks and audited and approved salary claims. County Attorney Dennis King and Deputy Assessor Amanda Lane met with the board to discuss Nebraska Beef Packer’s pending appeal of a Tax Equalization and Review Commission finding in favor of the County. At 9:25 A.M. Andersen made a motion to go into closed session with County Attorney King to discuss pending litigation. Krotz seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye. At 9:51 A.M. Krotz made a motion to come out of closed session. Andersen seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye. No decision made. Road Superintendent Kuester informed the Board that the County had secured a 10 year lease from the Board of Educational Lands and Funds on the site of the County shop in Lakeside. Kuester presented the board a list of landowners for whom the county had done roadside mowing. Andersen made a motion to adopt resolution #2014-21 directing the Clerk to give notice to each landowner and to set a public hearing for December 22, 2014 at 10 A.M. for anyone that would like to appear before the board to discuss this issue. Krotz seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye. Chuck Lemp, the contractor removing crushed rock from the Cowboy Trail between Gordon and Rushville, informed the Board that the state Department of Game and Parks has approved an extension of his contract to include 6 additional miles east of Gordon. The board informed Lemp that the County is interested in purchasing the rock from this section of the trail and asked him to draw up a proposal for review. Sheriff Robbins presented the purchase agreement and contract for a new E-911 system. The board already approved the contract with Emergency Call Works on November 10, 2014. Robbins informed the board that he has approval to use $73,447.66 from the E-911 wireless fund for this purchase. The board signed the purchase agreement for $145,732.45. The board reviewed a three year contract with MAXIMUS for cost recovery services from the State. Andersen made a motion to renew the three year contract with MAXIMUS at a cost of $4200 per year. Krotz seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye. The next scheduled meeting with be Monday December 8, 2014. Adjourn: 11:10 A.M. Sindy Coburn Clerk Dan R. Kling Chairman Published: December 17, 2014