Commissioners Minutes - Monday, November 19, 2018
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 Commissioners met in regular session at 9 A.M. in the Commissioners Office, Courthouse.  All members present.  Paul 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.

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

Andersen made a motion to approve the minutes of 11-13-2018.  Krotz seconded the motion.  All voted aye.

The board signed claim checks and audited and approved salary claims.  

Kris Ferguson and Trisha Loosvelt of the Cowboy Trail and Bruce Salisbury of the County Tourism Board appeared before the board to request support for the next phase of the trail project.  Phase 4 will complete the trail west to the Sheridan/Dawes county line.  The Cowboy Trail group has applied to Nebraska Game and Parks for a $350,000 grant that would require $88,000 in local matching funds.   The County Tourism Board is proposing a grant of $10,000 toward the match and requesting board approval.  Andersen made a motion to approve the $10,000 funding from the Visitors Promotion Fund to the Cowboy Trail.  Krotz seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye.

Road Superintendent Tom Kuester reported that 22  miles of roadside were mowed by the county.  It is the landowner responsibility as required by law.  Krotz made a motion to adopt Resolution #2018-27 setting the hearing date for December 17, 2018 at 10 A.M. and authorizing the Clerk to send notice to the landowners.  Andersen seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye.  

Melissa Mracek from the Extension Office requested the board declare items as surplus.  
Krotz made a motion to declare the following as obsolete and surplus and to authorize the Extension office to dispose of them as they see fit.  Andersen seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye. Surplus Items:  Fax machine, HP Printer 1320n, Desk w/Hutch, Three Filing Cabinets and Cabinet w/sink.  
	Mracek also had a magazine rack to she wondered if she could put somewhere in the courthouse.  The board felt she should visit with the Tourism Board and see if they had a use for it.
	Mracek reported on a number of tech related projects being offered in the local schools as part of 4-H programs.  

The board reviewed resolutions authorizing the transfer of funds as provided in the budget.  Andersen made a motion to adopt Resolution #2018-29 authorizing the Treasurer to transfer $956,910 from the General Fund to the Road Fund to provide adequate funding for the 2018-2019 fiscal year.  Krotz seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye.

Krotz made a motion to adopt Resolution #2018-30 authorizing the Treasurer to transfer $3,840 from the General Fund to the Extension Sinking Fund to provide adequate funding for the 2018-2019 fiscal year.  Andersen seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye.

Andersen made a motion to adopt Resolution #2018-31 authorizing the Treasurer to transfer $4,000 from the Visitor Promotion Fund to the General Fund (GIVE Dept.) to provide adequate funding for the 2018-2019 fiscal year.  Krotz seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye.

Andersen made a motion to adopt Resolution #2018-32 authorizing the Treasurer to transfer $3,000 from the General Fund to the Veterans Aid Fund to provide adequate funding for the 2018-2019 fiscal year.  Krotz seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye.

Adjourn:  11:25 A.M.
Attest:  Sindy L. Coburn, Co Clerk
Loren L. Paul, 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.