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. Messersmith made a motion to accept the agenda. Krotz seconded the motion. All voted aye. Krotz made a motion to approve the minutes of 2-25-2019. Messersmith seconded the motion. All voted aye.
The board audited and approved claims. General $123,136.60; Road $30,157.90; Visitors Improvement $10,000; Wireless 911 $916.50; Courthouse Building $1,100; Insurance $4,544.63; Weed $670.16; E911 $749.84; Handi Bus $1,400; Total $172,675.63.
Sheriff Jeff Brewer met with the board to visit about a security chair that he would like to purchase. The chair would be used primarily to protect the prisoner from self-harm. Brewer stated that his department will have to set a policy regarding the chair. He will visit with Cherry County and see how their policy is written.
Another safety issue in the jail is the jail visiting area. Brewer has looked into a plexiglass partition to be installed. The board agreed with both proposals, stating that the chair would need to be paid out of the jail budget and the partition would come out of the Building fund.
Brewer asked the board if he could pursue another contractor for the back stairs at the Jail. Board gave approval.
Brewer requested that two de-commissioned Crown Victoria patrol cars and one Ford Ranger pickup be declared surplus so that they may be sold at auction. Krotz made a motion to declare a 2006 Ford VIN#2FAFP71W16X135568 and 2002 Ford VIN#2FAFP71W42X149636 and 1 1999 Ford Ranger VIN#1FTZR15XXXPA84905 as surplus. Messersmith seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.
Road Superintendent Tom Kuester informed the board that the new overhead doors were being installed at the Hay Springs shop this week. Kuester also stated that the Road Department employees had completed the CPR training and STOP the Bleed training offered by NIRMA.
At 10:04 A.M. Messersmith made a motion to go into closed session to discuss real estate purchase. Krotz seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.
Krotz made a motion to come out of closed session at 10:13 A.M. Messersmith seconded the motion. No action taken. With a roll call vote all voted aye.
Messersmith made a motion to proceed with the purchase of school land that the Lakeside County Shop sets on, under the guidance of the County Attorney. Krotz seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.
Kuester invited the board to a Pictometry presentation on March 28 at the Road Office.
The board opened a duly advertised hearing to discuss the transfer of funds. There was no testimony from the public. Krotz made a motion to adopt Resolution #2019-04 authorizing the County Treasurer to transfer $10,000.00 from the Visitors Improvement Fund to the Sheridan County Promotion Fund to reimburse that fund due to an error in claiming funds. Messersmith seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.
Clerk of the District Court Carol Stouffer, Assessor Tina Skinner, Treasurer Renee Thies and Clerk Sindy Coburn met with the board to inform them of a change in their office hours. Starting April 1, 2019 the Courthouse Office Hours will be 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Monday thru Thursday and 8 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. on Friday. The board stated that they were fine with the decision.
Adjourn: 11:10 A.M.
Attest: Sindy L. Coburn
Loren L. Paul
Published: March 27, 2019