Commissioners Minutes February 8, 2016

The Sheridan County Board of Commissioners met in regular session at 9:35 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. Krotz made a motion to accept the agenda. Andersen seconded the motion. All voted aye. Andersen made a motion to approve the minutes of 1-25-2016. Krotz seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.

Jeanette Graber director of Generations in Volunteer Efforts (GIVE) informed the board that the program has 343 volunteers totaling more than 81,000 hours in 2015. Graber stated that she has trouble getting enough volunteers to work the museums. She also stated that the Thrift Store is doing very well.

Andersen stated that the January 11, 2016 minutes had an error in the website address. The correct address is http://www.sheridancountyne.com

Andy Forney of D.A. Davidson Financial made a presentation on the Nebraska Association of County Officials (NACO) leasing program as a possible means of funding energy upgrades to the Courthouse and Jail Buildings. 

Meredith Bremer, Extension Educator and Melissa Mracek , 4-H Assistant presented an update on the programs that each are providing to the agricultural producers and youth in the County. Bremer also informed the board that they are in need of an Extension Board Member. The board informed her to submit their replacement to the board for approval at the next scheduled meeting.

At 11 A.M. the board moved to the Sheridan County Road Shop for the advertised hearing on the One and Six Year Road Plan. Present were David and Scott Kadlecek and Ron Dorsey. Road Superintendent Tom Kuester offered a brief review of the 2015 plan and then presented the proposed plan for 2016. The One Year Plan includes 6 projects totaling 20 miles at a cost of $550,000. Kuester informed the group that completion of all the projects will require very favorable weather conditions. The Six Year Plan includes 9 projects totaling 29.25 miles at a cost of $745,000. 

At 12:15 P.M. the board and Kuester returned to the Courthouse. Krotz made a motion to approve Resolution #2016-04 accepting and approving the presented One and Six Year Road Plan for 2016. Andersen seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye. The board thanked Tom Kuester for his hard work.

Kuester informed the board that he had increased the royalty for material from the Adams Pit in the South part of the County to $1/yard. 

The board and Kuester discussed the possibility of purchasing a new front-end loader. The County’s existing loader is now more than 25 years old. No decision made.

At 12:25 P.M. Andersen made a motion to go into closed session to conduct an employee performance review. Krotz seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye. At 12:55 P.M. Andersen made a motion to come out of closed session. Krotz seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.

At 12:56 P.M. Andersen made a motion to go into closed session to conduct an employee performance review. Krotz seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye. At 1:45 P.M. Krotz made a motion to come out of closed session. Andersen seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye. 

The board discussed several pending legislative bills and authorized Krotz to draft and submit a letter of support for LB 810 regarding the proposed transfer of Nebraska Youth Conservation Program Funds to the Cowboy Trail Fund. 

Adjourn: 2:10 P.M.

Attest: Sindy L. Coburn

Clerk 

Dan R. Kling

Chairman 

Published: March 2, 2016