The Sheridan County Board of Commissioners met in regular session at 9:30 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 11-14-2016. Krotz seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.
The board signed claim checks and audited and approved salary claims.
Krotz made a motion to approve Resolution #2016-21 authorizing the County Treasurer to transfer $974,350 for the General Fund to the Road Fund to provide adequate funding. Andersen seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.
Andersen made a motion to approve Resolution #2016-22 authorizing the County Treasurer to transfer up to $475,000 from the Sheridan County Inheritance Fund to the General Fund to provide adequate funding for the energy update. Krotz seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.
Road Superintendent, Kuester reported that he had reviewed the bids for a new semi-tractor and recommends we go with Black Hills Truck. Kuester stated that the proximity of services is something he took into consideration. Krotz made a motion to purchase a 2017 Kenworth conventional T-800 semi-tractor from Black Hills Truck for $97,446. Andersen seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.
Kuester informed the board that he has given the list of roadside mowing charges to the clerk. Andersen made a motion to approve Resolution #2016-23 setting the hearing date for December 19, 2016 at 10 A.M. and authorizing the clerk to send notice to landowners of the assessments. Krotz seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.
Kuester visited with the board about E911 signs. Sheriff Robbins joined the meeting for further discussion. Robbins stated that the wireless funds have restrictions as to what they can be spent for, but the other E911 funds should be able to be used to purchase signs. The road department will do the labor to replace the signs.
At 10:30 A.M. the board opened a public hearing on the liquor license application of the Gordon Golf Course & Country Club LLC. No citizen appeared to offer testimony. Other citizens present said they had no objections to the application. The board closed the hearing at 11 A.M.
Andersen made a motion to recommend approval of the application for Gordon Golf Course & Country Club LLC to the Liquor Commission. Krotz seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.
Animal Control Officer Randy Benben presented a bill to the Board for prairie dog control services performed as part of an agreement with landowners in the Walgren Lake area. Benben stated that he is very happy with the success but feels the need for the completion of the three year plan.
Barb Vancil, Lori Hankenson and Tina Vifquain all of the Hay Springs area spoke during the public comment portion of the meeting about issues of law enforcement and liquor license renewals.
Adjourn: 12:25 P.M.
Attest: Sindy L. Coburn
Dan R. Kling
Published: December 7, 2016