Commissioners Minutes Re-Organizational Meeting, January 11, 2016

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 12-28-2015.  Andersen seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye.  

The board audited and approved claims.

As required by law, the board reorganized for the coming year.  Krotz made a motion to elect Dan Kling as Chairman of the Board.  Andersen seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye.

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

Andersen made a motion to keep the boards the same as 2015 with the removal of Panhandle Area Development District.  Krotz seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye.  Kling: SWANN, Panhandle Public Health  Krotz: Community Action, Emergency Management, GIVE, Extension  Andersen:  Mental Health and Region One

Andersen made a motion to appoint the Sheridan County Journal Star as the Official Newspaper and www.sheridancountynebraska as the official website for the County.  Krotz 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, Sandhills State Bank and Nebraska Public Agency Investment Trust (NPAIT) as the official depository  banks for County funds.   Krotz seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye. 

Andersen made a motion to designate Sindy Coburn as the official contact person for the Nebraska Intergovernmental Risk Management Agency (NIRMA) with Geri Landreth as alternate.  Krotz seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye.

Andersen made a motion to appoint Thomas Kuester as the Sheridan County Highway Superintendent.  Krotz seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye.  

Andersen made a motion to designate the officials meetings of the board for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Mondays of the month and any other times called by the Chairman or the County Clerk.   Krotz seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye.  On January 25 the board will designate the primary and secondary means of publishing meeting dates and times for the Commissioners and Board of Equalization.  

Road Superintendent Kuester visited with the board about a couple of roadside mowing charges.   One land owner sent a check for partial payment and felt someone else should pay the other portion.  The board advised Kuester that the County cannot accept partial payment of mowing charges.  The established charge is $60 per 1/2 mile or any portion thereof.  The board directed the Clerk to send a letter to the landowner. 

Another landowner sent a letter back stating that he did not own the property that was assessed to him.  The Clerk provided the board the last deed of record and determined that an error had been made.  Krotz made a motion to strike the mowing assessment on 1 mile of road on the S1/2 Section 10, Township 33, Range 41 in the amount of $120.00.  (Oldenburg)  Andersen seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye.

Kuester reported that repairs to the fire-damaged Hay Springs Shop have  been completed.  And that the new motor grader has been delivered to the Gordon district.  

Andersen made a motion to approve resolution #2016-1 setting the 1 & 6 year road hearing for February 8, 2016 at 11 A.M. at the County Road Shop in Rushville.  Krotz seconded the motion.  With a roll  call vote all voted aye.

Craig Eddie and David Kadlecek of the Upper Niobrara White Natural Resource District met with the board.  Eddie offered a presentation on “Living Snow Fences”.  They consist of shelter-belts planted that would help prevent snow drifts on roads.  The board expressed interest in and support for the promotion of the shelter belts.  Kuester will work with the NRD to identify potential pilot project areas.  

Building Superintendent Dwaine Sones and Barb Retzlaff of Housekeeping met with the board to discuss the upcoming review.  Retzlaff  stated her concerns about changing buildings for cleaning.   The board understood her concerns and stated that they will leave things the way they are for now.  The board will send out a memo to all Elected and Appointed Officials for their input on the housekeeping.  The board will met with the all Elected and Appointed Officials at 9 A.M. on January 25 to visit about the housekeeping.

Adjourn:  11:05 A.M.

Attest:  Sindy L. Coburn

Clerk  

Dan R. Kling

Chairman

Published: February 3, 2016