Commissioners Proceedings Statement - Monday, March 18, 2019
Present were Chairman Loren Paul, Commissioners Bruce Messersmith and James Krotz and County Clerk Sindy Coburn. The Commissioners audited and approved salary claims and signed claim checks. Road Superintendent Tom Kuester reported on the continuing efforts to clear county roads of snow following the storm of March 13 & 14. The unusually heavy snow has been difficult move and has taken a toll on personnel and equipment. One plow was badly damage when it dropped into a washout obscured by the snow. A D-7 dozer trapped in a gravel pit has likely sustained some damage, the extent of which has yet to be assessed. Flooding is a continuing concern in many areas of the county. Region 23 Emergency Management director Nan Gould has invited Sheridan County to join with the other three counties in the Region (Box Butte, Dawes and Sioux) in submitting a Disaster Declaration to the State for losses caused by the winter storm. Such a Declaration is necessary in order for the county to qualify for disaster funds from the state and federal emergency management agencies should our losses surpass a certain threshold. If the threshold is not met the declaration simply expires with no liability to the county. The Commissioners agreed to participate in the Declaration. Melissa Mracek, 4-H Assistant for the County Extension Program, requested the approval of three new members of 4-H Extension Board. They are; Matt Albrecht, Callie Fornier and Sherry Ott. The Commissioners approved the appointments. Mracek also reported on recent and ongoing activities with school age children in Gordon, Rushville and Hay Springs. The next scheduled meeting of the Commissioners will be Monday, March 25 at 9:00 a.m.
All meetings of the Board of Commissioners are held in compliance with Nebraska Open Meetings Act and the public is always welcome.