Commissioners Minutes September 14, 2015

The Sheridan County Board of Commissioners met in regular at 9:20 A.M. in the Commissioners Office, Courthouse. All members present along with Diana Robbins and David Goebel of AMERSECO. 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 8-24-2015. Andersen seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.
The board audited and approved claims.
At 9:25 A.M. the board opened a public hearing on the proposed 2015-16 County Budget. No citizens appeared to offer suggestions. The board closed the budget hearing at 9:40 A.M.
Andersen made a motion to adopt Resolution #2015-10 Increasing the Restricted Funds by an additional 1% allowing the total restricted funds authority to 3 ½ % for the Fiscal Year 2015-2016. Krotz seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.
Andersen made a motion to adopt Resolution #2015-11 setting the Property Tax Request at a different amount that last year, 2015-16 property tax rate request for General Fund be set at $3,325,500 and Building Fund be set at $40,000.00. 2015-2016 tax rate to be set at .360498. Krotz seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.
Krotz made a motion to adopt Resolution #2015-12 Adopting the 2015-16 budget document prepared by the Budget Making Authority. Andersen seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.
Andersen made a motion to adopt Resolution #2015-13 Reauthorizing a Petty Cash Fund for the County Court Office in the amount of $500. Krotz seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.
Andersen made a motion to table any transfer of funds until the Sheridan County Treasurer is available. Krotz seconded the motion. With a roll call voted all voted aye.
Chairman Kling entered discussion on Resolution 2015-9 that was passed at the 8-24-2015 meeting. This resolution was passed allocating property tax authorization to political subdivisions. Krotz made a motion to re-consider resolution #2015-9 allocating tax authority to political subdivisions, based on advise of legal council. Andersen seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.
Chairman Kling stated that all political subdivisions were not notified of the action pending for the August 24, 2015 meeting, therefore the County Attorney suggested that we advertise and discuss this action again. All political subdivisions have been notified of the meeting today and invited to attend. With no one in attendance. Andersen made a motion to re-approve resolution #2015-9 authorizing property tax authority to Agricultural Society $45,000, Historical Society $6,530, Road District #31 $5,714.04, Road District #33 $10,257.82 and Road District #36 $4,750. Krotz seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.
Road Superintendent, Kuester presented a request for an approach to the County right-of-way on 660 Road for Jerald Hardin. Andersen made a motion to approve the approach request for Hardin. Krotz seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.
Kuester reported that Sheridan County has two Fracture Critical Bridges that will be inspected next week.
Kuester reported that due to very dry conditions it is making it difficult to address the washboard problems in the County.
Commissioners Andersen reported that he is continuing his conversation with Grant County regarding a trial period during which Sheridan County residents in the South part of the county could make use of the Grant/Arthur County Public Transportation System.
Weston Gouger of 360 Energy Engineers appeared before the board to answer questions about his firm’s proposal. The board agreed that they needed more time before going any further to study the plan and hear other proposals. Andersen made a motion to table the proposal. Krotz seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.
The board invited David Goebel from AMERESCO to get on the agenda if he wanted to present any information.
No public comment.
Adjourn: 11:20 A.M.
Attest: Sindy L. Coburn
Clerk
Dan R. Kling
Chairman
Published: September 30, 2015