Commissioners Minutes March 13, 2017

The Sheridan County Board of Commissioners met in regular session at 10:10 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. Krotz made a motion to accept the agenda. Paul seconded the motion. All voted aye. Krotz made a motion to approve the minutes of 2-27-2017 with corrections. Paul seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye. The board audited and approved claims. Road Superintendent, Kuester informed the board that insurance covered the entire $1,428 cost of repair to the NPPD power pole that was damaged in the County yard. Kuester also informed the board that he will be purchasing a new snow wing for one of the motor graders. Barb Retzlaff met with the board to discuss work hours. The board approved Retzlaff to work over her 30 hours per week if needed when construction is taking place in the building. Clerk of District Court, Carol Stouffer met with the board to request money for her District Court Budget. Between the Grand Jury costs, Court Appointed Attorneys and witness costs her budget has had a short fall. Paul made a motion to approve a transfer of $25,000 from the General Miscellaneous Account to the District Court Account. Krotz seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye. Building Superintendent, Dwaine Sones met with the board to discuss the possible replacement of parking lot approaches and sidewalks along the North side of the Sheriff Office. The board asked Sones to get recommendations and report back to them. The board discussed with James Daubert of First Concord Benefits (via telephone) about an Insurance Option for county employees that qualify. Krotz made a motion to proceed with the Conditional Cash Out Option that is offered by First Concord beginning July 1, 2017 with the cash option being $400 per month. Paul seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye. First Concord representatives will meet with eligible employees in May to assist them in making a decision. If all eligible employees choose to participate in this plan the county could save more than $80,000 in health insurance costs per year. Weed Superintendent Kristi Paul presented to the Board the Sheridan County Black Tailed Prairie Dog Management Plan General Notice. Krotz made a motion to go ahead with the publishing of the notice. Paul seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye. Melissa Mracek, Extension 4-H Assistant visited with the board about different projects that her and Jack Arterburn have done in the program. The board was very impressed with their efforts. The board visited about the Kickoff Meeting with AMERESCO that was had on March 7, 2017. Krotz was present at the meeting along with contracts, construction managers and the development engineer. Subcontractors will begin work on Monday, March 20 and expect to complete much of the HVAC, lighting and painting work by the end of the month. The board reviewed a change order for two new windows in the Sheriff’s office and painting in the booking/visiting area of the jail. Paul made a motion to approve change order #1 in the amount of $11,850 to cover two windows and paint requested by Sheriff Robbins. Krotz seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye. Adjourn: 12:15 P.M. Attest: Sindy L. Coburn Clerk Jack Andersen Chairman Published: March 29, 2017