Commissioners Minutes June 15, 2015

The Sheridan County Board of Commissioners met in regular session at 9 A.M. in the Commissioners Office Courthouse. Andersen and Krotz present, Kling excused. Krotz stated that 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. Andersen made a motion to accept the agenda. Krotz seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye. The approval of the minutes were tabled until next week. 

The board audited and approved claims.

Nan Gould, Director of Region 23 Emergency Management, appeared to ask that the board sign a request for the designation of Sheridan County as a disaster area because of damage to roads and bridges due to recent heavy rains. Dawes and Sioux counties have also request the designation. It is not clear yet if the County has suffered enough damage to reach the threshold for aid but by signing the request we will be ready if we reach that level. Vice chairman Krotz signed the application. 

The board tabled discussion of the contract for indigent defense services with Jarrod Jaeger pending the receipt of a review by the County Attorney. 

Commissioner Andersen visited about a couple of housekeeping concerns. The board tabled and decisions until next week with a full board.

Road Superintendent Kuester informed the board that the new truck has been delivered. 

Ron Dorsey appeared to discuss the possibility of elevating a section of 423 rd Trail East of Hwy 27. Dorsey informed the board that he has material available for the project. It was decided that nothing can be done until the water level subsides. 

Harry Hebbert appeared to discuss the possibility of milling and applying an over-lay to a section of 320th Trail. An asphalt plant is present in the area now and will be for a few more weeks. Hebbert will work with Kuester to explore the details of a possible-cost share. 

Adjourn: 10:50 A.M.

Attest: Sindy L. Coburn


James Krotz


Published: July 1, 2015