Commissioners Minutes September 21, 2015

The Sheridan County Board of Commissioners met in regular session at 9 A.M. in the Commissioners Office, Courthouse. All members present. Also present were Treasurer Peg Sones and Mark Gaschler of the Sheridan County Journal Star. 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. Krotz made a motion to accept the agenda. Andersen seconded the motion. All voted aye. Andersen made a motion to approve the minutes of 9-14-2015 with corrections. Krotz seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.

The board signed claim checks and audited and approved salary claims.

Barb Retzlaff and Gyna Gordon met with the board to discuss the record keeping of hours, vacation time, etc. The board had Building and Grounds Superintendent Dwaine Sones join them. It was decided that Sones would be responsible for keeping track of all the hours and reporting them to the board. 

Kristi Paul-Weed Superintendent, Mary Vallette-Road Secretary and Linda Strasburger-Veteran Service Secretary all met with the board to visit about leasing a new Xerox machine for the Annex building. The current machine is at the end of the 5 year lease and we now need to renew the lease or upgrade. All parties agreed that the lease proposal from Xerox was best suited to their needs. Since the budget already includes funds to cover the cost, Board approval was not required. 

Tom Kuester, Road Superintendent presented his annual report to the Board. Krotz made a motion to approve the report and authorize the chairman to sign so Kuester can send it to the Nebraska Department of Classifications and Standards in Lincoln. Andersen seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye. 

Kuester reported that due to the rains last week his crew did some grading. Crews worked on Friday to take advantage of the wet conditions. 

Krotz made a motion to re-consider resolution #2015-11. Andersen seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye. 

Krotz made a motion to adopt corrected resolution #2015-11 to make the amount of property tax request for the Building Fund for 2015-16 set at $14,500. Andersen seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye. 

Krotz reported that Northwest Community Action would be preparing a mailing to notify residents of the south part of the county about their opportunity to use the Grant/Arthur County Public Transportation System. 

Adjourn: 10:30 A.M.

Attest: Sindy L. Coburn

County Clerk

Dan R. Kling

Chairman      

Published: October 7, 2015