Commissioners Minutes September 10, 2018

The Sheridan County Commissioners met in regular session at 9 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 8-27-2018. Krotz seconded the motion. All voted aye.

The board audited and approved claims.

Road Superintendent Tom Kuester reported that he had gotten a quote for all LED lights to be put in the annex building. The board approved his proposal.

Kuester reported that the county crews were nearing completion of the projects planned for the construction season.

Kuester informed the board that the stucco is coming off the Hay Springs shop. He has contacted Sones about it but he has not gotten back to Kuester. Kuester would like something done before winter. The board will visit with Sones.

Kuester and the board discussed a petition for the closure of a section of 723rd Trail. The petition doesn’t have a clear description of the legal. The matter will be referred back to the petitioner for additional information.

At 10 A.M. the board opened a public hearing on the proposed 2018-2019 budget. No citizens were present for questions or to offer testimony.

Andersen made a motion to correct the Revenue side of the proposed budget to authorize a transfer of $180,000 from Inheritance to the General Fund. Krotz seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.

Krotz made a motion to correct the public notice regarding the Final Tax Request for 2018-2019 published on 9-5-2018 in the newspaper of record. The budgeted public notice showed the 2016-2017 property tax asking as the 2017-2018 property tax asking. Andersen seconded the motion. The new notice will be published in the newspaper of record. With a roll call vote all voted aye.

Andersen made a motion to approve Resolution #2018-18 allowing increase of restricted funds authority by 1%. Krotz seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.

Paul made a motion to approve Resolution #2018-19 authorizing the expenditure of the amounts appropriated to each department during the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019. Andersen seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.

Andersen made a motion to approve Resolution #2018-20 setting the 2018-2019 tax rate at .335780 which is different than the 2017-2018 tax rate of .367168. Krotz seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.

Krotz made a motion to approve Resolution #2018-21 authorizing a petty cash fund of $500 for County Court. Andersen seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.

With no public comment the meeting was adjourned.

Adjourn: 10:45 A.M. 

Loren L. Paul

Chairman

Attest: Sindy L. Coburn

Clerk

Published: September 26, 2018