Commissioners Minutes August 17, 2015

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. Krotz made a motion to approve the minutes of 8-10-2015 with corrections. Andersen seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye. 

The board audited and approved claims.

Charlie Schwaderer met with the board to discuss his denied homestead exemption application. Assessor Lane joined the group and informed Schwaderer that the form was not completed in full. Once the form is completed he can return it to her and she will proceed with the process.

The board reviewed the recently completed update of the Region 23 Hazard Mitigation Plan required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Andersen made a motion to sign resolution #2015-7 adopting the Region 23 Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Update. Andersen seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye. 

Road Superintendent Tom Kuester informed the Board that Cherry County purchased the millings from the Hwy 27 project south of Gordon and will be transporting them over the recently repaired 360th Trail. Cherry County Road Superintendent Lloyd Smith has offered his assurance that Cherry County will repair any damage to the road. 

Kuester reported on conversations with the insurance adjustor and various contractors regarding the fire-damaged road shop in Hay Springs. The board felt that restoration of the fire-damaged building would be more practical that new construction. The board will continue to gather information and make a decision in the near future. 

Several department heads gathered to discuss budgets with the board. Sheriff Robbins, County Attorney Simmons, Veteran Service Officer Sones, Weed Superintendent Paul, GIVE Coordinator Jeannette Graber, Treasurer Sones and Clerk Coburn were all present. Serious work on the budget will begin next week when Budget Consultant Pete Petersen will meet with the board. 

The board reviewed a subdivision request. Andersen made a motion to sign Resolution #2015-8 authorizing a subdivision of land for Ronald and Traci Christoffersen on Farm Unit #1, Mirage Flats. Krotz seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye. 

The board discussed briefly the energy-engineering proposal from 360 Engineers and felt that they had further questions of the company before any decisions are made. 

Adjourn: 11 A.M.

Attest: Sindy L. Coburn


Dan R. Kling


Published: September 2, 2015