Commissioners Minutes April 11, 2016

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. Andersen made a motion to accept the agenda. Krotz seconded the motion. All voted aye. Andersen made a motion to approve the minutes of 3-28-2016. Krotz seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.

The board reviewed the transportation grant application prepared by Northwest Community Action. The cities of Rushville and Gordon will be paying more into the service and Hay Springs will be paying less, based on usage. Grant County made the service available, along Highway 20 in Southern Sheridan County, for a trial period of three months and failed to have any riders. Andersen made a motion to approve the Sheridan County Transportation Grant with the stipulation that funding is available. Krotz seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye. 

Charlie Hamilton appeared before the board to propose a cost-share road project for 1.5 miles of 448th Trail. Hamilton had a quote from John Brennen that it would cost approximately $14,000 not including any rock. The board felt that the county could provide 45 loads of pit run and 22 loads of gravel. Hamilton will visit with the other landowners that use the road and see what contributions he can get and will report back to Kuester to work out details.

Road Superintendent, Kuester and the board opened bids for a new front end loader. Tri-State Equipment of Casper, WY (Volvo), Nebraska Machinery (CAT) and Murphy Equipment (John Deere)all presented bids ranging from $162,500 to $182,000. The board referred the bids to Kuester for review and will consider his recommendation at the April 18 meeting.

Weston Gouger of 360 Energy Engineers met with the board to discuss details of his company’s proposal for energy upgrades to the Courthouse and Jail building. The board plans to make a selection of an engineering firm on April 28.

Sheriff Robbins met with the board to ask for a 1977 Dodge 4x4 pickup be declared surplus. Andersen made a motion to declare the 1977 Dodge VIN# surplus property. Krotz seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.

Sheriff Robbins also asked for more storage space in the Courthouse basement to store evidence. The board visited with Building and Grounds Superintendent Sones and they were able to find adequate space.

Short discussion was had on pending legislation.

Adjourn: 11:35 A.M.

Attest: Sindy L. Coburn


Dan R. Kling


Published: April 27, 2016