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Commissioners Proceedings Statement - Monday, December 11, 2017
By James Krotz

Present were Chairman Jack Andersen, Commissioners Loren Paul and James Krotz, County Clerk Sindy Coburn and County Treasurer.

The Commissioners discussed Nebraska Association of County Officials 2019-2011 Salary Recommendations for County Officials and decided to invite all the elected county officials to join the discussion on December 18.  State stature requires that the salaries for all elected county officers must be fixed by the county board prior to January 15 of the year in which a general election will be held for those offices.   

Leala Jimerson of the Sheridan County Extension office presented to the board three bids for a replacement van.  The Commissioners reviewed the bids and the available funding and asked Jimerson to consult with the Extension Board and report back with their first choice.

Animal Control Officer Randy BenBen and County Weed Superintendent Kristi Paul consulted with the Board regarding the collection of unpaid charges to a landowner for prairie dog control.  The Commissioners instructed BenBen to submit a claim for payment.  The County will pay the claim and pursue payment from the landowner.

Road Superintendent Tom Kuester reported that most of south-facing road signs that had lost reflectivity had been replace.  The life expectancy of such signs is about seven years and those replaced this year had been in service for about ten.

The Commissioners set the rate of pay for the County Zoning Administrator at fifteen dollars per hour plus expenses and appointed Mike Wellnitz to the position effective January 1, 2018.  Wellnitz will succeed Gerald Larson who has served as Zoning Administrator since the institution of county zoning regulations in 2001.  The Commissioners wish to thank Mr. Larson for his long and faithful service to Sheridan County.

The Commissioners voted to approve the contract for cost-recovery services with Maximus.  (A letter of agreement was approved on October 23.)

The next meeting of the Commissioners is scheduled for Monday, December 18.
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Commissioners Minutes - Monday, November 27, 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 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 it. All voted aye.

Krotz made a motion to approve the minutes of 11-20-2017 with corrections. Paul seconded the motion. All voted aye.

The board signed salary checks.

Melissa Mracek, Extension 4-H Assistant met with the board and gave an update on activities for the month of October.

Krotz made a motion to amend the minutes of 10-23-2017 to strike "sign contract with Craiglo" and change it to say "accept a proposal from Craiglo." Paul seconded the motion. All voted aye.

At 9:30 A.M. Tom Kuester, Road Superintendent met with the board. Kuester advised the board that he purchased a bucket truck for $3300.00 and is waiting on the title. Kuester will be looking to purchase harnesses and saws for the bucket truck.
    Discussion was held on the mowing hearing scheduled for December 18, 2017. Paul made a motion to correct the 11-20-2017 minutes to read December 18, 2017 for the mowing hearing. Krotz seconded the motion. All voted aye.
    Kuester advised the board that they had graveled 1 mile on 530 Road. Also they had put a little gravel on 320th Trail down by Joann Lee's just to make road passable.

Steven (Porkchop) Mracek met with the board with a Subdivision request for 7.67 acre plot in 18-24-46.
   Paul made a motion to sign Resolution 2017-24 ref. Mracek Subdivision Approval. Krotz seconded the motion. All voted aye.

Zoning Administrator Gerald Larsen met with the board and gave them a Zoning Permit Application from Larry and Deborah Galyen. Paul made a motion to approve the zoning permit for Larry and Debra Gaylen. Krotz seconded it. With a roll call vote all voted aye.

Tina Skinner, Assessor, and Consultant Susan Lore met with the board and gave them an update on the continuing work being done in the Assessor's Office. Lore advised the board that she and Tina would be driving through the towns of Hay Springs, Gordon, and Rushville, checking out homes in the near future.

Adjourn: 11:55 A.M.
Attest: Geri Ann Landreth, Deputy Co. Clerk
Jack Andersen, Chairman
Posted by Jack Andersen
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