Commissioners Minutes September 29, 2014

The Sheridan County Board of Commissioners met in regular session at 9 A.M. in the Commissioners 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 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 9-22-2014. Krotz seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye. 

The board signed salary checks and claims

Deputy County Attorney Jamian Simmons met with the board to address two new laws LB-765 and LB-560 with the board. Both laws impose new requirements for the reporting of hours and wages for certain classes of employees. Simmons stated that certain positions my need to be re-classified as “hourly wage” rather than “salaried”. Simmons will review the statutes further and report back.

Employees from the Weed, Road, Veteran and GIVE offices came to the board to discuss how wage increases approved in the 2014-15 budget should be allocated. The board stated that the increase was intended for the 12-month period. 

At 10 A.M. the County Planning Commission Board joined the Commissioners in a joint session. Present were Kirk Budd, Marjean Terrell, Dave Kayton, Road Superintendent Tom Kuester, Zoning Administrator Gerald Larson and Daniel Bennett, planning consultant from Panhandle Area Development District (PADD). The group engaed in a wide range of discussion of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats facing Sheridan County. Bennett will consolidate the concerns of the group and draft a revision of the present Comprehensive Plan and present it for further discussion on October 20, 2014. The results will then be presented to the public in a form of a public hearing. 

Adjourn: 12:15 P.M.

Attest: Sindy L. Coburn


Dan R. Kling


Published: October 22, 2014