Commissioners Minutes January 13, 2014

The Sheridan County Board of Commissioners met in 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.  Andersen made a motion to accept the agenda.  Krotz seconded the motion.  All voted aye.  Krotz made a motion to approve the minutes of 1-6-2014 with corrections.  Andersen seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye. 

The board audited and approved claims.  

The board discussed meeting dates for 2014.  Krotz made a motion to meet on the second, third and fourth Monday of each month (excepting holidays) and any other times as called by the Chairman or the County Clerk.  Andersen seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye.  Notice of Board meetings will ordinarily be published in the newspaper of record but it shall be considered sufficient public notice to post the date and time of the meeting in the Rushville Post Office, Security First Bank of Rushville and the Courthouse lobby.  

Andersen made a motion to appoint Deputy County Clerk Geri Landreth to serve  as the alternate contact person for the Nebraska Intergovernmental Risk Management Association.  Krotz seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye. 

Building Superintendent Dwaine Sones met with the Board to discuss the ADA compliance program and a number of maintenance and safety issues.  One main concern is the condition of ductwork in the cellblock area of the county jail.  Sones will secure proposals for the repair of the ductwork and the possible installation of a rooftop furnace for that portion of the building.  Other areas of concern are snow removal, storm door replacement, faucet in the Jail, Restroom, rail on back stairs, cap on stairway in front entry.   Andersen suggested some type of work order that is signed and dated.   Sones will report back to the board on February 10. 

The board opened two bids for the hauling of 2,500+ tons of red-rock gravel from Buffalo Gap, SD to Gordon.   Tony Kelly, Scott Kernick, Stacey Swinney, Larry Hankin and Bart Dierksen were all present.    Andersen made a motion to accept the low bid from Kelly Construction for $14.40/ton.  Krotz seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye.

Road Superintendent Tom Kuester presented his 2013 report on road projects completed.  Commissioner Krotz thanked Kuester for the report and expressed how well he liked it.

At 10 A.M. the board convened a public hearing on an updated resolution establishing the rate of the service surcharge for 911 service costs for Sheridan County.   Sheriff Robbins and Rushville Fire Chief Dwaine Sones were the only persons to appear for the hearing.  The purpose of the resolution is to close a possible loophole that would enable providers to withhold from the county fees collected on Voice Over Internet Protocol phone services and other emerging technologies.  The board closed the hearing at 10:22 A.M.   Andersen made a motion to adopt resolution #2014-2 continuing the rate for landlines and “functional equivalents” at $1.00.  Krotz seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye.  

Adjourn:  11:50 A.M.

Attest: Sindy L Coburn


Dan R. Kling


Published: February 5, 2014