Commissioners Minutes October 26, 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. Andersen made a motion to approve the minutes of 10-19-2015. Krotz seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye. 

The board signed salary checks.

Nan Gould, Director of Region 23 Emergency Management presented the proposed Nebraska Regional Interoperability Network (NRIN) agreement to the board. NRIN is a locally operated, regional and statewide wireless communication system that connects Public Safety Answering Points, Emergency Operations Centers and local governments to help mitigate emergencies and promote public safety. The inter-local agreement will create a governing board that will develop policies and procedures for the operation of NRIN and develop a financial plan for its sustainability. NRIN is now funded by Region 23 with Homeland Security grants. Krotz made a motion to approve the inter-local agreement for NRIN. Andersen seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.

Andersen made a motion to nominate Nan Gould to be our representative on the NRIN board. Krotz seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.

At 9:15 the board opened a public hearing on the proposed amendment of the 2015-16 budget. Notice of this hearing was published in the Sheridan County Journal Star. The amendment is to correct a clerical error made by the Budget Consultant. No citizens appeared to speak to the matter. The board closed the hearing at 9:30 A.M. Andersen made a motion to adopt resolution #2015-17 amending the 2015-2016 budget. Krotz seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye. 

No report from Road Superintendent.

Weston Gouger of 360 Energy Engineers met with the board to discuss the possible next steps in repairs and upgrades to the Jail Building and Courthouse. The board agreed to their top five priorities: Heating and Plumbing in Jail, Electrical upgrades in the Courthouse, Window Replacement in the Courthouse and Heating in Courthouse. Gouger will prepare estimates for these projects and report back on November 16. At that time the board will review estimates and consider the approval of an Investment Grade Audit and Company Selection. If the board enters into the Investment Grade Audit it will require financial commitment. 

Building and Grounds Superintendent, Dwaine Sones reported to the board that Fuller Construction of Chadron has a paving crew in Rushville and that they can remove the asphalt and re-pave the south part of the Courthouse parking lot with concrete before the end of the season. The project is a public-safety concern because of broken surfaces caused by the recent sinkhole. Therefore the bidding process can be waived. The cost will be approximately $35,000. The board approved the project. 

Adjourn: 11:30 A.M.

Attest: Sindy L. Coburn


Dan R. Kling 


Published: November 18, 2015