Commissioners Minutes November 28, 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.  Andersen made a motion to approve the minutes of 11-21-2016.  Krotz seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye.  

The board signed salary checks.

County Clerk, Sindy Coburn and Clerk of the District Court, Carol Stouffer met with the board to discuss options available for the Acetate microfilm that needs replaced. The Archives have discovered about 32,000 rolls of microfilm that have started to get brittle and breakdown, causing it to melt together.  This problem was not created by how it was stored or how it was produced, but simply the type of film it is.   

Stouffer presented a letter from Jennifer Rasmussen, Deputy Court Administrator for Information Technology of the Nebraska State Court Administrator’s Office.  Rasmussen states that there is no need at this time for your court or the county to take any action.  State archives has confirmed for me that they will continue to store this film, safely, in a controlled environment, and those records are at no immediate risk.  The state historical society will be looking into a longer-term project for converting this film.    

Krotz made a motion based on the letter from Jennifer Rasmussen, Deputy Court Administrator, to not have MIPS digitize our records at this time and to wait for a longer-term project and more affordable.  Andersen seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye.

Road Superintendent Tom Kuester reported that he had purchased a “V” snowplow from Grant County for $780.  

Weed Superintendent Kristi Paul met with the board to discuss appointments to the Prairie Dog Control Advisory Council.   After review of the present membership and regulations regarding appointments, the board decided that an amendment of the by-laws needs to considered.    The amendment will be considered at the December 12, 2016 meeting.  

Adjourn:  10:30 A.M.

Attest:  Sindy L. Coburn


Dan R. Kling


Published: December 21, 2016