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COMMISSIONERS MINUTES SEPTEMBER 15, 2020

The Sheridan County Board of Commissioners met in regular sesion at 9:30 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.  Messersmith made a motion to approve the minutes of 9-8-2020.  Krotz seconded the motion.  All voted aye.

Messersmith made a motion to audit and approve all claims presented in the board pre-approval report.   Krotz seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye. 

Messersmith made a motion to adopt Resolution #2020-16 to allow an additional one percent increase to the base amount for restricted funds authority; for a total increase of three and one-half percent in the restricted funds authority for Fiscal Year 2020-2021.   Krotz seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye. 

Krotz made a motion to adopt Resolution #2020-17 to authorize the adoption and appropriation of funds for the July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 budget year.   Messersmith seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye.

Messersmith made a motion to adopt Resolution #2020-18 authorizing petty cash funds for the County Clerk at $50, County Court at $500 and the County Treasurer at $50.   Krotz seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye.

Road Superintendent Richard Cross reported that the Gordon Airport bridge project may be delayed because of the approval process by the Army Corps of Engineers.  Rick Herian representing Road District #31 was present to ask for a cost share project on 396th Trail.  Cross is in hopes to secure some millings from the state at $5/ton and will use that for this project.

The board reviewed a resolution dealing with the position of Public Defender.  Messersmith made a motion to adopt Resolution #2020-19 making the position of Public Defender an appointed position rather than an elected one.   Krotz seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye.   

Building & Grounds Superintendent Jeff Davis reported that the bat removal and clean-up has all been taken care of and the company has started re-surfacing the floors in the jail.  

Sheriff Jeff Brewer reported that with the re-surfacing of the floors he has had to relocate several inmates.  They plan to have the womens side and the steps done over the weekend.   

Brewer also reported that his department is in the process of acquiring a drone aircraft with the assistance of a grant from the Ukena Foundation.  Brewer hopes to have this in operation by the end of the month.

The board reported that they had planned to do a jail inspection but with the work being done they will postpone it until October 13.  

At 11 A.M. Paul made a motion to go into closed session to discuss personnel.  Messersmith seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye.   

At 11:16 A.M. Krotz made a motion to come out of closed session.  Messersmith seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye.  No decision made.

Jeremy Harris from MANNA called to visit the board about technology issues.  

Adjourn:  11:45 A.M.

Attest: 

Sindy L. Coburn, Clerk

Loren L. Paul, Chairman

Published: October 7, 2020

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