The Sheridan County Board of Commissioners met in regular session at 9:35 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 of 8-22-2017. Krotz seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.
The board signed claim checks and audited and approved salary claims.
Kevin & Donna Jech presented the board with an amended lease agreement with the State of Nebraska for the communication tower that sets on their property. The board asked Kuester to review it and report back next week.
Road Superintendent Tom Kuester reported that 99 loads of gravel have been delivered to the Lakeside district by a private hauler. Twenty four of those loads were applied to 2 local roads by the hauler.
Kuester informed the board that his department is doing some spot blading and finishing up some projects. Kuester stated that the new motor grader is going to be delivered on Thursday.
At 10 A.M. the Commissioners opened a public hearing on the 2017-18 Proposed Budget. There was no testimony from the public. Paul made a motion to adopt Resolution #2017-12 authorizing the adoption and appropriations for the 2017-18 budget. Krotz seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.
Krotz made a motion to adopt Resolution #2017-13 authorizing the tax rate to be set at .367168 different than the 2016-2017 tax rate of .344843 and the funds requests at different amounts. Paul seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.
Paul made a motion to adopt Resolution #2017-14 authorizing a petty cash fund of $500 for the County Court Office. Krotz seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.
At 10:30 the board opened one bid for the replacement of the Sheriff’s Office/Jail roof. The bid was from Twin City Roofing. Krotz made a motion to table the decision until September 25th so that the board can compare the bid with the specifications. Paul seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.
Paul made a motion to table consideration of the courthouse window project-attic windows until September 25. Krotz seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.
Ryan Poots of Eagle View Technologies made a presentation on Pictometrey. This computerized aerial photography technology is used by many counties to facilitate the review and updating of property valuations. This technology may be useful to other departments within the county also. The board will consider this proposal further at the September 25 meeting.
Adjourn: 2:15 P.M.
Attest: Sindy L. Coburn
Published: October 4, 2017