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. Krotz made a motion to accept the agenda. Andersen seconded the motion. All voted aye. Krotz made a motion to approve the minutes of 11-28-2016. Andersen seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.
The board audited and approved claims.
Melissa Mracek, Extension Assistant, presented the board a request from the Extension Board to appoint three members; Casey Hinn, Nicole Jansen and Cole Verjaska. Hinn and Jansen have served on the board for one term and are eligible for reappointment. Verjaska will fill the seat vacated by Sherry Fisher who has served two terms and is not eligible for reappointment. Krotz made a motion to approve the appointment of Casey Hinn, Nicole Jansen and Cole Verjaska to the Sheridan County Extension Board. Andersen seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.
Road Superintendent Tom Kuester met with the board to discuss the county’s responsibility for open section line roads. The board felt it was necessary to visit with legal counsel for further clarification.
Link Thompson was on the agenda to discuss roads but was not able to make the meeting. Thompson re-scheduled until December 19, 2016.
Weed Superintendent Kristi Paul met with the Board to discuss the appointment of members to the Prairie Dog Control Advisory Council. The board directed Paul to draft a resolution amending the beginning date of terms and the number of terms a member can serve. The board will consider the resolution on December 19, 2016.
The board recessed as the Board of Commissioners at 10:30 A.M.
The board re-opened as the Board of Commissioners at 11 A.M. County Attorney Jamian Simmons met with board to discuss the time-line for the county’s consideration of the liquor license renewal applications for the White Clay businesses. Simmons informed the board that the county could conduct public hearings on liquor license renewal applications but there is no statutory requirement to do so. If the board decides to hold hearings Simmons recommends separate hearings for each renewal.
Andersen made a motion at 11:22 A.M. to go into executive session with the County Attorney to discuss possible litigation. Krotz seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.
Andersen made a motion at 11:49 A.M. to come out of executive session. Krotz seconded the motion. No decision made. With a roll call vote all voted aye.
Krotz stated that he is in support of having hearings for the renewal applications. The board will set the date for the hearings on December 19, 2016.
Adjourn: 12:10 A.M.
Attest: Sindy L. Coburn
Dan R. Kling
Published: December 28, 2016