Commissioners Minutes July 18, 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. Krotz made a motion to accept the agenda. Andersen seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye. 

The board audited and approved salary claims and signed claim checks.

Richard McKay, mayor of Hay Springs met with the board and Sheriff Robbins to discuss law enforcement concerns. McKay was concerned about speeding and general traffic regulations within the City of Hay Springs. The board informed McKay that because the County does not have a law-enforcement contract with the city, law enforcement services are offered there at the same level as in rural areas. Sherriff Robbins said he would attempt to step up traffic enforcement but his resources are limited. The board encouraged McKay to explore with his council the possibility of a contract with County for law enforcement. 

Road Superintendent Tom Kuester and Jonathan Nielsen me with the board to discuss a possible cost share agreement for hauling gravel to 277th Trail East of Hwy 27. The board will make a decision on the 25th of July at the regular scheduled meeting. 

During the public comment section of the meeting Chelsea Irizarry, reporter from NBC Nebraska, interviewed the board on the law enforcement problems the County faces in Whiteclay.

David Goebel from AMERESCO presented a preliminary outline of various energy saving HVAC, lighting and window upgrades for the Courthouse and the Jail Building. 

Adjourn: 10:25 A.M.

Attest: Sindy L. Coburn


Dan R. Kling


Published: August 3, 2016