Commissioners Minutes August 22, 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. Krotz made a motion to accept the agenda. Andersen seconded the motion. All voted aye. Krotz made a motion to approve the minutes of 8-15-16. Kling seconded the motion. With a roll call vote Krotz and Kling aye, Andersen abstained. 

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

The board reviewed an agreement with Northwest Community Action for Transportation. Krotz made a motion to authorize the board to sign the Sheridan County Public Transportation Agreement with Northwest Community Action. 

Andersen seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye. 

The board reviewed a new Personnel Performance Evaluation form and scheduled the reviews for Tuesday, August 30, 2016. 

Road Superintendent Tom Kuester reported that his Department Secretary, Mary Vallette had done an excellent job in preparing for the Federal review of fractures-critical and scour-critical bridges within the County. 

Kuester reported that his department is currently working on Shell Lake Road. 

Kuester and the board continued discussion of the recent vandalism of road signs and equipment. Besides the cost of replacing signs damaged there is also the danger to the public when warning signs are missing or when emergency responders can’t identify the road they are needing. Andersen made a motion to authorize Kuester to offer a cash reward for information leading to the conviction of any vandalism of County property. Krotz seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye. 

Charlie Hamilton appeared before the board to discuss gravel. Kuester informed Hamilton that the crushed rock is being hauled out of the pit as fast as it is crushed. Kuester stated that pit run rock is available. Kuester will give Hamilton a call in a couple of weeks.

Deputy County Attorney Aaron Conn presented a request for subdivision approval of less than 10 acres of land. Krotz made a motion to approve resolution #2016-10 authorizing the subdivision approval for 6.6 acres for Gerald D Dreyer and others. Andersen seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye. 

Budget Consultant Pete Peterson was unable to attend the meeting due to illness. The board will meet with Peterson via teleconference at 1 P.M. on Tuesday, August 30. 

Veteran’s Service Officer Gary Sones informed the board that the Veteran’s Board was strongly encouraging him to “digitize” the files in his office. In order to do so he will need to estimate the cost of a scanner, computer, software and part-time help into his budget. Sones estimates the total cost of the project to be $7,000. 

The board reviewed the political subdivision preliminary requests for levy allocation from the County. Andersen made a motion to approve Resolution #2016-09 allocating funds as follows: Sheridan County Ag Society $45,000, Historical Society $6,530, Road Dist #31 $5,714.04, Road Dist #33 $10,257.82 and Road Dist #36 $4,000. Krotz seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.

Adjourn: 11:50 A.M.

Attest: Sindy L. Coburn


Dan R. Kling


Published: September 7, 2016