Commissioners Minutes March 26, 2018

The Sheridan County Commissioners met in regular session at 9 A.M. in the Commissioners Office, Courthouse. All members present. Paul 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 3-19-2018. Andersen seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye. 

The board signed payroll checks and claims.

Road Superintendent Tom Kuester reported on 4 quotes for a new lawn mower. Kuester stated that he requested a rear discharge so one quote was not considered for that reason. Krotz made a motion to accept the quote from Modern Farm for the X-mark mower for $7,045 with the expense being shared between the Road Department and the Maintenance Department. Andersen seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye. Kuester stated that the old mower would be taken to the Hay Springs shop so that a mower did not have to be hauled back and forth. 

Kuester informed the board that his road crews would begin 10 hour, four-day work weeks beginning next week. The crews will work from 6:30 A.M. to 5 P.M. Monday thru Thursday. 

Kuester reported that the JD motor-grader brought $28,750 on the Big Iron Auction. The county will receive $25,875. 

Weed Superintendent Kristi Paul, Animal Damage Control Officer Randy Benben, Wayne Dreyer of the Prairie Dog Advisory Council and County Attorney Jamian Simmons met with the board to discuss possible revisions to the current Prairie Dog Management Plan. After considerable discussion the group agreed that no revisions were needed. 

In public comment Heather Ahrens addressed the board, along with County Attorney Simmons, Sheriff Terry Robbins and Treasurer Peg Sones. Ahrens is requesting to claim personal property that she found back in August of 2016. Sheriff Robbins explained the situation and said that his office did call the surrounding jurisdictions asking if they had any reports regarding this issue. With no reports filed the money has been kept in safe keeping at the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office. Simmons informed the board that the money needs to be deposited in the County account and then Ahrens needs to request the funds by submitting a claim to the board. Then it is up to the board as to whether the funds are granted to Ahrens. Ahrens completed a claim form and the board will act on it April 16. 

Adjourn: 10:15 A.M.

Attest: Sindy L. Coburn

Clerk

Loren L. Paul

Chairman 

Published: April 18, 2018