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Commissioners Proceedings Statement - Monday, October 16, 2017
By James Krotz
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Present were Chairman Jack Andersen, Commissioners Loren Paul and James Krotz, County Clerk Sindy Coburn and Treasurer Peg Sones 

The Commissioners approved a resolution authorizing the transfer of $391,348 from the Inheritance Fund to the General fund as proposed in the 2017-18 Budget.

The Board discussed the cost-recovery services provided by the firm Maximus.  Those services include billing the State for costs incurred by the county for such activities as child support collection and various court costs.  The Commissioners decided to invite the County Attorney and Clerk of the District Court to join the discussion at a future meeting.

The Commissioners approved a request submitted by John Strassburger for the subdivision of a 1.7 acre parcel of land in 33-43-31.

Road Superintendent Tom Kuester presented the County Certification to the Board of Public Roads Classifications and Standards that we meet/will meet the Board’s standard in the 2017-18 fiscal year.  The Commissioners approved and signed the certificate.

Sherry Retzlaff of the Gordon/Rushville Schools and Tyler Irvine, Director of the Panhandle Partnership, presented the Three-Year Community Plan for youth services in the area.  The plan serves as the basis for grants such as that for the School Resource Officer funded by the Nebraska Crime Commission.  The Commissioners approved the Plan.

Building Superintendent Dwaine Sones and housekeeper Barb Retzlaff met with the Commissioners to discuss plans for courthouse cleaning services.  Sones is gathering information on available services and will report on the 23rd. 

County Clerk Sindy Coburn reported that NIRMA, the county insurance company, raised no issues regarding the possible placement of an ATM in the courthouse lobby.  A potential vendor will inspect the site later this week.

The next meeting of the Commissioners is scheduled for Monday, October 23.
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Commissioners Minutes - Tuesday, October 10, 2017
          While this is believed to be an accurate statement of the minutes, it is not the official version. Any errors or discrepancies are those of the writer.
The Sheridan County Board of Commissioners met in regular session at 9:25 A.M.  in the Commissioners Office, Courthouse.  All members present.  Andersen stated that the meeting would be conducted in accordance with the provisions of the Nebraska Open Meeting Act a copy of which is available on the guest desk.

Krotz made a motion to accept the agenda.  Paul seconded the motion.  All voted aye.  

Krotz made a motion to approve the minutes of 9-25-2017.  Andersen seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote Andersen and Krotz voted aye, Paul abstained.  

The board recognized the resignation of Steve Waldron from the housekeeping staff and met with Barb Retzlaff and Dwaine Sones to discuss how best to address the vacancy created. Discussion will continue at the next meeting.

Road Superintendent Tom Kuester reported that he had accepted a quote from Nebraska Machinery for a snow wing for the new motor grader at a cost of $16,235.  The parts incentive credit that came with the new motor grader will cover this cost.  

Kuester informed the board that he has hired a new employee for the Hay Springs shop that will start Monday.   He also reported that his department plans to start mowing roads this week.

County Clerk Sindy Coburn presented the board with 3 resolutions for action.  Paul made a motion to adopt Resolution 2017-16 authorizing the transfer of $1,296,220 from the General Fund to the Road Fund.   Krotz seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye.

Paul made a motion to adopt Resolution 2017-17 authorizing the transfer of $3000 from the General Fund to the Veterans Aid Fund.  Krotz seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all vote aye.  

Krotz made a motion to adopt Resolution 2017-18 authorizing the transfer of $4,000 from the Visitors Promotion Fund to the General Fund for the GIVE Department.  Paul seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye.

Debra and Larry Galyen along with County Zoning Administrator Gerald Larson met with the board about a business adventure that the Galyens are pursuing.  Debra is interested in establishing a Wedding Venue in her barn for people that like the country style.   She has visited with the Nebraska Liquor Commission and they require the property to be zoned commercial in order to grant her a license.  The board informed her that she would need to work directly with Gerald Larson and the Planning Commission.  

John Strasburger appeared to request a subdivision of a rural tract of land less than 10 acres.  Strasburger did not have a resolution prepared for the board so the matter was postponed until October 16 meeting.

County Assessor Tina Skinner was present to discuss the possibility of entering into an agreement with Eagle View for pictometry.   Pictometry would provide a high resolution aerial photographic inventory of real property in the county.  The board had discussion on the cost of the proposal, the accuracy of the current records and technology changes.  Krotz made a motion to enter into an agreement with Eagle View for Pictometry.  Paul seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote, Paul and Krotz aye, Andersen voted no.  

During public comment discussion was had about the communication between the Building Superintendent and the offices.

County Treasurer Peg Sones informed the board that she has received several inquiries about the placement of an ATM in the courthouse.    The board asked if she had approached any of the banks about this.  Sones felt that Security First Bank would be interested.  The board asked Sones to follow up with a possible provider.  

Krotz and Andersen conducted a quarterly jail inspection.   No findings to report.  

Adjourn:  11:30 A.M.
Attest:  Sindy L. Coburn, Clerk
Jack Andersen, Chairman
Posted by Jack Andersen
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Board of Equalization Minutes - Tuesday, October 10, 2017
The Sheridan County Board of Equalization met in regular session at 9 A.M. in the Commissioners Office, Courthouse.  All members present.  Andersen stated that the meeting would be conducted in accordance with the provisions of the Nebraska Open Meeting Act a copy of which is available on the guest desk.

Krotz made a motion to accept the agenda.  Paul seconded the motion.  All voted aye.  Krotz made a motion to approve the minutes of 9-18-2017.  Paul seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote, Andersen and Krotz voted aye with Paul abstaining. 

County Clerk Sindy Coburn presented the board the 2017-2018 levies.  Paul made a motion to approve the levies as presented.  Krotz seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye. 

James and Phyllis Kearns were present to discuss the valuation of a property in the estate of their late daughter Christina.   The board informed them that the deadline for adjusting such values for the current year has passed.   Assessor Tina Skinner informed them that she would review it prior to next year valuations.  

Adjourn:  9:25 A.M.
Attest:  Sindy L. Coburn, Clerk
Jack Andersen, Chairman
Posted by Jack Andersen
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          The minutes of this and all meetings of the Board of Commissioners are available to the public at the office of the Sheridan County Clerk.
          All meetings of the Board of Commissioners are held in compliance with Nebraska Open Meetings Act and the public is always welcome.


 
 
 
 
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