Commissioners Proceedings Statement - Tuesday, October 9, 2018
By James Krotz

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

Acting as the Board of Equalization (BOE) the Commissioners met with representatives of Gordon Memorial Hospital, Doris Brown CEO, Patty Faulk member of the Hospital Board, and Allen Gamble Interim Administrator regarding documentation needed from the County in order for the Hospital to submit their budget to the State.  County Attorney Jamian Simmons joined the discussion and later budget consultant Pete Peterson joined by telephone.  It was determined that the approval of the County Levies would satisfy the State's requirement. 

The BOE approved a resolution setting the County Levies for 2018-2019 on property valued at $1,110,078,511.

Road Superintendent Tom Kuester presented to the Commissioners the annual "County Certification to the Board of Public Roads Classification and Standards."  The Commissioners voted to authorize the Chairman to sign the Certification for submission to the State.

Chuck Lemp of Atarah Managment Holdings LLC appeared to inform the Board that he intends to enter a contract with the Department of Game and Parks to remove and sell the ballast from the Cowboy Trail right of way east from the county line to Merrriman.  Lemp would like to sell 60,000 tons of cleaned and crushed rock to the county.  The Commissioners expressed interest in the proposal and will discuss the matter further on October 15.

County Attorney Jamian Simmons, Assessor Tina Skinner and Deputy Treasurer Renee Thies met with the Commissioners to review the process for considering claims for the refund of taxes.

The Board approved a contract with B J Harris Company for the maintenance of the emergency generator that provides backup power to the law enforcement center.

The next meeting of the Commissioners is scheduled for Monday, October 15.
All meetings of the Board of Commissioners are held in compliance with Nebraska Open Meetings Act and the public is always welcome.