Commissioners Minutes February 21, 2017

The Sheridan County Board of Commissioners met in regular session at 9 A.M. in the Commissioners Office, Courthouse.  All members present.  Andersen 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.  Paul seconded the motion.  All voted aye.   Paul made a motion to approve the minutes 2-13-2017 with corrections.  Krotz seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye.  

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

County Assessor Amanda Lane and Deputy Assessor Tina Skinner met with the board to inform them that the seven year old computer server in her office must be replaced.  Lane stated that they have a quote from MANNA Consulting for $3,800 to replace it.   Lane will take the cost out of her Re-Appraisal budget.    The board informed Lane that if the expense was over $5000 she would need to get bids.  

Road Superintendent Tom Kuester presented a report on each of the County’s 16 motor-graders.  Three of those units have more than 12,000 hours and one has more than 14,000 hours.  Kuester feels that we need to start updating our fleet at a more rapid pace.   

Kuester also informed the board that he contracted with WESTCO for 45,000 gallons of fuel at $1.93/gallon.  

Commissioner Paul, our representative to the SWANN board, reported that the agency will enjoy a reduction of insurance costs this coming year.   SWANN’s insurance will now be provided by LARM, League Association of Risk Management.  LARM is a self-insurance group comprised of municipalities and other local government groups.  

Chairman Andersen reported that he testified before the Legislature’s Agriculture Committee on LB 449, which would repeal the Black Tail Prairie Dog Control Act.   Andersen believes that the bill will be approved and the act will be repealed.  

The board discussed other pending legislation regarding tax policy and ag land valuation.  

Adjourn:  11 A.M. 

Attest:  Sindy L. Coburn


Jack Andersen


Published: March 8, 2017