Commissioners Minutes October 21, 2013

The Sheridan County Board of Commissioners met in regular session at 9 A.M. In the Commissioners Office, Courthouse. All members present. Kling stated the meeting would be conducted in accordance with the provisions of the Nebraska Open Meeting Act a copy of which is posted on the North wall of the chamber and brochures available on the guest desk. Andersen made a motion to accept the agenda. Krotz seconded the motion. All voted aye. Krotz made a motion to approve the minutes of 10-15-2013. Andersen seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.

The board signed claim checks and audited and approved salary claims.

Rushville Mayor Chris Heiser, Councilwomen Anna Janssen and Sheriff Terry Robbins met with the board to discuss the renewal of the interlocal agreement for law enforcement. Heiser stated that the city pays approximately $84,000/ year and a new car every three years for law enforcement. This provides an officer on duty in Rushville and for the enforcement of all city ordinances. Heiser is asking if it is possible it could be done at a cheaper rate. Heiser stated that he is not unhappy with the services provided but with tighter budget constraints they are looking at all angles.

State law requires the City of Gordon, because of its population, to provide its own police department. The village of Hay Springs, because of its population, is not required to provide police services. Rushville has the option of providing its own police force or contracting with another agency for services. There was considerable discussion concerning more aggressive enforcement of speed limits along Hwy 20 in Rushville. The Sheriff will be researching the cost and availability of additional radar equipment.

Councilwomen Janssen expressed her concern regarding the number of vehicles parked near the jail. She has worked very hard to clean up the city and would like to see more improvements. Commissioner Krotz gave a thank you to Janssen for all her hard work. Sheriff Robbins pointed out that some of the vehicles are being held as evidence and some are surplus department vehicles. Discussion as held about other storage options.

Mayor Heiser informed the board that he and the council will return next month to continue discussion of the contract.

Road Superintendent, Kuester presented the board with his recommendation to accept the bid from DMI of Rapid City of $39,700 for the 2013 RANCO bottom-dump gravel trailer with a trade-in allowance of $9,000. This bid is approximately $800 higher than the other bid but the RANCO trailer has a heavier suspension and we have an existing parts inventory for the RANCO trailers. The County also has a longstanding maintenance relationship with DMI on our existing fleet. Andersen made a motion to accept the bid from DMI for the RANKO trailer/trade in allowance. Krotz seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.

The board reviewed a subdivision on behalf of E & M Enterprises, Inc , Marvel Buettner to separate property into two parcels. Andersen made a motion to approve resolution #2013-25 dividing Section 2 in Township 31, Range 46 into two separate parcels of land. Krotz seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye. One parcel contains 8.62 acres and one 2.03 acres.

Adjourn: 12:10 P.M.

Attest: Sindy L. Coburn

Dan R. Kling


Published: November 6, 2013