Commissioners Minutes January 8, 2015

The Sheridan County Board of Commissioners met in regular session at 9:15 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 accept the minutes of 12-22-2014 with corrections. Andersen seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.

The board held their official re-organization meeting. Krotz made a motion to appoint Kling as Chairman of the Board. Andersen seconded the motion. With a roll call vote Andersen and Krotz aye, Kling abstained. 

Andersen made a motion to appoint Krotz as Vice Chairman of the Board. Kling seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye. 

Krotz made a motion to appoint the commissioners to the following boards. Kling- SWANN, Aging Office of Western Nebraska, Panhandle Public Health and Panhandle Area Development District. Krotz-Northwest Community Action, Region 23 Emergency Management, Generations in Volunteer Service (GIVE) and Sheridan County Extension Board. Andersen- Panhandle Mental Health, Region 1 Office of Human Development, Panhandle Area Development District-alternate and Panhandle Area representative to the Nebraska Association of County Officials. Andersen seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye. 

Krotz made a motion to appoint Sheridan County Journal Star as the official newspaper of record. Andersen seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye. 

Krotz also made a motion to post all county board meeting notices on the Sheridan County website and to post meeting notices at the Security First Bank in Rushville and Post Office in Rushville and the Courthouse Lobby when newspaper publication deadlines would otherwise be prohibitive. Andersen seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye. 

Andersen made a motion to appoint Security First Bank of Rushville and Hay Springs, First National Bank of Gordon, Bank of the West of Gordon, Sandhills State Bank of Hay Springs and NPAIT as the official depository banks for Sheridan County Funds. Krotz seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.

Andersen made a motion to re-appoint Sindy Coburn as the NIRMA contact person with Geri Landreth as the alternate. Krotz seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.

The board agreed to continue the established schedule of meetings for 2015 to meet on the second, third and fourh Monday of each month (except holidays) and any other times as called by the Chairman or the Co Clerk. 

Road Superintendent Kuester reported that with the high winds and blowing snow it is difficult to keep county roads open and that overtime costs are increasing rapidly. 

Sherry Retzlaff presented to the board the completed Juvenile Justice grant application requesting $13,648 from the State for support of a School Resource Officer for the Gordon/Rushville Schools. The City of Gordon and the School will cover the balance of the program costs. If approved the grant will fund the SRO program from July 2015 through June 2016. Krotz made a motion to authorize Chairman Kling to sign the document. Andersen seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye. 

At 10 A.M. the board convened a public hearing on the proposed update of the Sheridan County Comprehensive Plan. Daniel Bennett, consultant to the County Planning Commission, from the Panhandle Area Development District presented the plan. No members of the public were present. The board closed the hearing at 10:15 A.M. Andersen made a motion to approve the plan as submitted. Krotz seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.

The board reviewed a claim from Trudy A Winter for unused sick and vacation leave from her time as Deputy Assessor ending in January of 2007. Andersen made a motion to deny the claim because it was not properly filed and because it is barred by the statute of limitations for such claims. Krotz seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.

At 10:30 A.M. the board recessed.

At 10:55 A.M. the board reconvened and met with the Elected and Appointed Officials to discuss the implementation of new payroll reporting procedures required by LB 560. 

Adjourn: 11:45 A.M.

Attest: Sindy L. Coburn

Clerk 

Dan R. Kling

Chairman

Published: February 4, 2015