The Sheridan County Board of Commissioners met in regular session at 9:20 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 6-16-2020.  Messersmith seconded the motion.  All voted aye.

The board signed claim checks and audited and approved salary claims.  Messersmith made a motion to approve the salary claims.  Krotz seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye.

Road Superintendent Richard Cross reported that the work done on 298 Trial has been completed with 41 loads of material.  Cross also reported that he has requested a proposal on the sealing of cracks on 6 miles of 440th Road.  If this proposal is accepted work will begin in March when the weather conditions allow.   Discussion was had about the purchasing of additional sections of box-culvert salvaged from Highway 18 in South Dakota for use on 340th Lane south of Hwy 20.  

Cross informed the board that Thompson Potato Co has requested that the county provide 100 loads of material and they will haul and apply to 310th Trail and 395th Trail.  The board approved the request. 

USDA representative Jerry Feise and Animal Damage Officer Randy Benben met with the board to discuss a contract for service.   Randy’s proposed September 30 retirement is rapidly approaching and the board was wanting assurance that his position will be promptly filled and that the County would not be paying for services that they were not getting.   Feise assured the board that the County would not be billed during the interim time between officers.   Krotz made a motion to accept the contract with the USDA for $29,006.72 for services.  Messersmith seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye.

Sheriff Jeff Brewer and Chief Deputy Everett Langford reported on updates to the 911 system.   

Building Superintendent Jeff Davis reported on several projects.   Generations in Volunteer Efforts (GIVE) Director Bev Wellnitz presented the board a letter asking them to vacate the building they are located in by September 1, 2020.    The board will invite the GIVE Advisory Committee along with Bev to the July 14, 2020 meeting to discuss the fate of the Thrift Store project.

Jeremy from MANNA visited with the board about some computer stuff that is in the works. 

The board approved MASA Medical Transport Solutions as an emergency transportation service program for the employees to purchase if they choose to do so.  

Adjourn:  11:35 A.  


Sindy L. Coburn, Clerk 

Loren L. Paul, Chairman

Published: July 15, 2020