Commissioners Minutes February 12, 2018

The Sheridan County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:25 A.M. in the Commissioners Office, Courthouse.  All members present.  Paul 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 1-22-2018 with corrections.  Krotz seconded the motion.  All voted aye.

The board audited and approved claims.

Road Superintendent Tom Kuester met with the board to discuss a request for two agricultural approaches to the county right of way by Rudy Stanko.   Stanko was present to discuss his reasoning for the request.  Kuester said that he was concerned about drainage and some communication cables but did not feel like he could deny the request.  Krotz made a motion to approve the 2 approaches, with drainage to be addressed, on 205th lane.  Andersen seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye.

Kuester requested the board to approve a resolution to correct the mowing assessment that was charged to Scott Vejraska in error.  Andersen made a motion to adopt Resolution #2018-5 directing the County Treasurer to correct the tax assessment on Scott Vejraska on property located in Sec 10, T29, Rng 46.  Krotz seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye.  

Jeannette Graber, Director of Generations in Volunteer Efforts (GIVE) presented her report for calendar year 2017.  The program involved 374 volunteers last year, providing 114,027 hours of volunteer time.  

4-H Assistant Melissa Mracek reported on Extension Service activities with special attention to the robotics program at both Hay Springs and Rushville schools.

The board reviewed documents received from Northwest Community Action regarding the local match funding for the Sheridan County Public Transportation System grant.  Krotz made a motion to adopt Resolution #2018-06 authorizing NWCA to apply for funds for the Transportation System for Fiscal Year 2018-2019.   Andersen seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye.

Andersen made a motion to correct the wording on Resolution #2018-2, adopted on January 16, 2018, authorizing the County Treasurer to transfer funds.  Krotz seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye.

The board reviewed 2 subdivision approval requests for Aaron Conn.  Krotz made a motion to adopt Resolution #2018-7 authorizing a subdivision of property between Barbara J Young and Abe J Young in Sec 10, Twn31, Rng 46.  Andersen seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye.

Krotz made a motion to adopt Resolution #2018-8 authorizing a subdivision of property between Barbara J Young and Andrew L Young in Sec 8, Twn30, Rng 45.  Andersen seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye.

At 11 A.M. the board moved to the Road Department shop in the Courthouse Annex for the One & Six Year Road Hearing.  Two members of the public were present.  Road Superintendent Kuester reported that all the one-year projects on the 2017 Plan had been completed.  He then presented the 2018 Plan, which includes 13 projects focusing on areas where snow and drainage have been particularly problematic.  The projects will likely use up the remaining supply of rock from the railroad right-of-way.  Kuester reported that three of the most heavily traveled roads in the County system are 450th Lane with 149 vehicles per day, 380th Lane with 80 vehicles per day and 590th Road with 72 vehicles per day.  Those counts represent only one-day surveys and actual traffic loads may be higher.  

After some discussion Krotz made a motion to sign Resolution #2018-9 adopting the One and Six Year Road Plan.  Paul seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye.

Adjourn: 12:10 P.M.

Loren Paul

Chairman 

Attest: Sindy L. Coburn

Clerk 

Published: February 28, 2018