Commissioners Minutes - Monday, September 25, 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.  Krotz and Andersen present, Paul excused.  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.  Andersen seconded the motion.  All voted aye.  Krotz made a motion to approve the minutes of 9-18-2017 with corrections.  Andersen seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye.

The board signed salary checks.

The board reviewed the bid for the jail roof.  Andersen made a motion to accept the bid from Twin City Roofing of Scottsbluff for the replacement of the Jail roof in the amount of $38,240.  Krotz seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye.

The board also reviewed the proposal for the attic windows for the Courthouse.  Andersen made a motion to accept the proposal from Glass Wizzard in the amount of $9,006.25 for the attic windows in the Courthouse.  Krotz seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye.   

Sheriff Robbins presented the Highway 20 Law Enforcement Contract for renewal.  The contract permits law-enforcement officials to assist in participating jurisdictions along Highway 20 from Dawes County to Brown County on request.  Andersen made a motion to approve the Highway 20 Law Enforcement Contract.  Krotz seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye.

Road Superintendent Tom Kuester presented the board with an agreement with the State of Nebraska on a tower lease.   Kuester has reviewed it and feels it is just a change of offices taking care of the lease.  Krotz made a motion to sign the lease agreement for the tower lease.  Andersen seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye.   
   Kuester reported that the work on 330th Lane North of Rushville is complete.  Kuester also reported that the new 6-wheel drive CAT motor-grader had been delivered.  He intends to use the $20,000 parts-credit incentive from NMC to purchase a snow wing.   	
Kuester informed the board that the State will be coming out to do the Fracture Critical Bridge Inspections this week.  They plan to do the Rath and Sandoz bridges.

Appraisal Consultant Susan Lore reported on the progress in the Assessorís Office.  They are currently working to update the lot values and standardize area descriptions.  Some lot sizes are recorded in feet and other are in acres.  

Assessor Skinner introduced Scottsbluff County Assessor Amy Ramos and Dawes County Assessor Lindy Coleman who reported on their experience with the use of Pictometry.  Both officials described the technology as a valuable tool for figuring the value of properties and for finding unreported structures.   

Krotz made a motion to table the decision on Pictometry until the next meeting when all board members are present.  Andersen seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye.  

It was brought to the attention of the board that an error had been made in line item budgeted expenses.  Andersen made a motion to transfer $23,000 from the Miscellaneous line of the Miscellaneous General Fund to the Reappraisal budget line item 2-3900.   Krotz seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye.

The Clerk and Treasurer discussed with the board the transfers that need to be done as per the 2017-2017 budget.   The transfers will take place at the next meeting.  

In public comment County Treasurer Peg Sones suggested that the offices in the Courthouse clean their own offices so that they can learn to appreciate what they had.   Sones stated that she had heard that another cleaning person had resigned.    

Adjourn:  10:50 A.M.
Attest:  Sindy L Coburn, Clerk
Jack Andersen, Chairman
Posted by Jack Andersen
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.