COMMISSIONERS MINUTES MAY 18, 2021

The Sheridan County Board of Commissioners met in regular session and by zoom at 9:05 A.M.  on May 18, 2021.  Zoom ID 3358213334   Passcode 625274.   All members were present along with Sindy Coburn County Clerk, Renee Thies County Treasurer & Richard Cross Road Superintendent. Paul stated that the meeting would be conducted in accordance with the provisions of the Nebraska Open Meeting Act.  This meeting was posted on the official county website and published in the Sheridan County Journal Star on May 12, 2021.  Messersmith made a motion to accept the agenda.  Krotz seconded the motion.  All voted aye.  Krotz made a motion to approve the minutes of 5-11-2021.  Messersmith seconded the motion.  All voted aye. 

The board audited and approve claims.  

The board has reviewed the Articles of Incorporation for the Aging Office of Western Nebraska.  Krotz made a motion to accept the Articles of Incorporation for the Aging Office of Western Nebraska.   Messersmith seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye.

Road Superintendent Richard Cross informed the board that he is wanting to purchase a 24’ flat bed trailer for transporting culverts and the skid loader.  With the purchase being below the bidding threshold, the board approved him to proceed with the purchase.  

At 9:25 A.M. Messersmith made a motion to enter into executive session to discuss personnel.  Krotz seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye.  

At 9:45 A.M.  Krotz made a motion to leave executive session and reconvene in open meeting, with no action taken.   Messersmith seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye.

Marie Nelson, Extension 4-H Assistant reported on recent and upcoming activities.  Nelson stated that they had gotten a grant  to help with the community garden projects in Gordon, Rushville and Hay Springs.  

Nelson visited with the board about the possibility of moving the office to a new location in Rushville.  Nelson presented the board with the figures and layout for review.    The new location would be larger and have more parking, however would need some walls erected to make individual offices.   The board felt it would be a good move and asked Nelson to communicate their interest to the owner.    Building Superintendent, Jeff Davis reported that he would help do the renovations that needed done.  The board requested that Nelson report back with an estimate of costs for the necessary renovations.  

Davis presented the board with a proposed contract for cleaning services.  The board asked Davis to present it to Lori Salisbury for her review.  

The board visited with Davis about the work order that was discussed at the last meeting.  The board requested the Clerk to present a work order to each department head.  

Sheriff Jeff Brewer visited with the board about the importance of the cameras showing the correct time.    Brewer informed the board that inmate numbers are down but starting to rise.   

Deputy Sheriff Everette Langford joined the meeting to visit about IT issues in the Sheriff’s office.  

Kevin Carmody of Bytes Managed IT presented, via Zoom, a proposal for IT services for the county.  No action was taken.  

Jeremy Harris of MANNA met with the board, via Zoom, to discuss IT issues.  

The board informed Harris that they needed some time to go over the proposal for the security audit.  

Adjourn:  12:20 P.M. Attest: Sindy L. Coburn, Clerk

Loren L. Paul, Chairman

Published: June 2, 2021