Commissioners Minutes December 9, 2013

The Sheridan County Board of Commissioners met regular session at 9 A.M. in the Commissioner’s 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 posted on the North wall of the chamber and brochures available on the guest desk. Krotz made a motion to accept the agenda. Andersen seconded the motion. All voted aye. Andersen made a motion to approve the minutes of 11-25-2013 with corrections. Krotz seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye. 

The board continued discussion of how best to word the required resolution setting for elected official’s salaries for the 2015-2018 term. The board is concerned about crafting a resolution of sufficient flexibility to allow any changes made necessary by the rapidly changing health insurance rates. The board plans to meet with the County Attorney on December 16 to explore legal options.

Barb Van Kerrebrook, director of the Generations in Volunteer Efforts, introduced her new assistant Jeannette Graber to the board.

The board received and placed on file copies of the settlement agreements negotiated for the County by Nebraska Intergovernmental Risk Association for injury claims filed against the county by Courtney Milburn and Rawlin Pappas. These agreements establish a final settlement of all claims. 

Road Superintendent Tom Kuester reported that the extremely cold weather has caused some difficulty with snow removal equipment. Some areas of the county had as much as 14 inches of snow. 

The board approved the terms of a gravel contract with Clayton Tallon for new material beginning in 2014. 

At 10 A.M. Suzie Lore led a public seminar on how property tax values are set. Lore, an experienced Assessor/Commissioner/Appraiser and past member of the State Tax Equalization and Review Commission gave an informative presentation on a complex process. Fourteen county employees and members of the public attended the seminar. 

Adjourn: 12:15 P.M.

Attest: Sindy L. Coburn


Dan R. Kling

Published: December 25, 2013