Commissioners Minutes February 11, 2019

The Sheridan County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:15 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. Krotz made a motion to accept the agenda. Messersmith seconded the motion. All voted aye. Krotz made a motion to approve the minutes of 1-28-2019. Messersmith seconded the motion. All voted aye.

The board audited and approved claims. General Fund-$44,600.41; Road Fund-$340,141.82; Wireless 911 Fund-$2,125.40; Insurance Fund-$352.00; Weed Fund $544.16; E-911 Fund-$1,738.94; Total $389,502.73

Trisha Loosvelt representing the Cowboy Trail and Bruce Salisbury from the Tourism Committee reported on recent progress toward securing grants to complete the Trail Project. The local organization has now raised the $88,000 of matching funds needed to secure the $350,000 grant from Nebraska Game and Parks. Salisbury presented a claim for approval for $10,000 from the County Visitor Improvement Fund to the Cowboy Trail. Salisbury also visited with the board about needing to transfer money due to a claim being paid out of the wrong fund. A hearing to transfer funds will be held on March 11. 

Road Superintendent Tom Kuester reported that crushing had begun at the Kadlecek pit, but due to weather had to shut down. Kuester stated that the new motor grader will be delivered next week. 

Jeanette Graber, GIVE director presented her 2018 progress report. For the 2018 year she reported that 392 volunteers provided 143,940 hours of service. This represents an increase from 2017. The board visited with Graber about her time line and hours worked.

Caleb Johnson presented the board his proposal for budget preparation services for the 2019-2020 budget year. The board continues to seek proposals. 

Extension Educator Jack Arterburn reported to the board on recent and pending grazing and beef production programs offered by his department. 

At 11 A.M. the Commissioners went to the Road Shop and held the One and Six Year Road Hearing. No members of the public were present. Road Superintendent Tom Kuester presented the proposed plan. 

At 11:50 A.M. the Board returned to the office. Krotz made a motion to approve Resolution #2019-2 adopting the One and Six Year Road Plan as presented at the hearing. Messersmith seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye. A copy of the plan is available for review in the Road Office or in the office of the County Clerk. 

Adjourn: 1:45 P.M.

Attest: Sindy L. Coburn


Loren L. Paul


Published: February 27, 2019