The Sheridan County Board of Commissioners met in regular session at 9:05 A.M. in the Commissioners Office, Courthouse. All members present. Andersen 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. Paul made a motion to accept the agenda. Krotz seconded the motion. All voted aye. Krotz made a motion to accept the minutes of 2-21-2017. Paul seconded the motion. All voted aye.
The board signed salary checks.
The board discussed an action taken on January 23 appointing Lloyd Kearns to the Prairie Dog Board. Krotz made a motion to correct the appointment of Lloyd Kearns to the Prairie Dog Board to fulfill the unexpired term of Bruce Gordon. Paul seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.
Extension Educator Jack Arterburn presented an activity report for himself and Melissa Matulka the 4-H Assistant. Arterburn was very enthusiastic about several of the programs they helped with and felt that the turnout was great.
Road Superintendent, Tom Kuester informed the board that his department was full going on snow removal. Discussion was had about advertising for a new motor-grader. No decision was made.
Philip Black, representative of Congressman Adrian Smith Office, met with the board to report on activities and to hear concerns from the County level.
Jim Daubert of First Concord Benefits presented the board a health insurance option primarily for senior (over 65) employees. The board will discuss the option further on March 13.
Daniel Bennett and Bryan Venable of the Panhandle Area Development District(PADD) met with the board to discuss various services they have to offer the County. They reviewed some of the Economic and Community Development program available. Paul made a motion to pay the membership for 2016 fiscal year. Krotz seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.
At 12:05 P.M. Paul made a motion to go into executive session to discuss a personnel matter. Krotz seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye. Chairman Andersen stated that the board was going into closed session at 12:05 to discuss personnel.
At 12:25 P.M. Krotz made a motion to come out of closed session. Paul seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye. No action taken.
Curtis Hoyt of the Hands of Faith Ministry presented Commissioner Krotz a memo regarding his efforts to secure tax-exempt status on two vehicles recently purchased. Krotz shared the memo with the board.
Discussion on pending legislation concluded the meeting. Ag land values and tax policies were of particular interest.
Adjourn: 1:40 P.M.
Attest: Sindy L. Coburn
Published: March 22, 2017