Proceedings Statement of the March 23, 2015 Commissioners meeting.
By James E. Krotz
Present were Chairman Dan Kling, Commissioner James Krotz, County Clerk Sindy Coburn and Treasurer Peg Sones. Commissioner Jack Andersen was excused. Also present was reporter Mark Gaschler from the Sheridan County Journal Star.
The Commissioners audited and approved salary claims and signed claim checks.
Mr. Curtis Hoyt, Executive Director of Hands of Faith Ministry, submitted a request for the subdivision of 2.23-acre plot of land at the Ministry site 3 miles south of White Clay. Mr. Hoyt stated that the subdivision would help strengthen a grant request the Ministry is preparing for the expansion of the facility serving homeless men. The Board approved the request.
Road Superintendent Tom Kuester informed the Commissioners that as of April 6, county road crews would begin the summer work schedule of four 10-hours days per week.
Kuester and Sheriff Terry Robbins presented a list of equipment no longer needed by their respective departments and the Weed Department: 1970 Chevy 4 x 4 with mounted snow plow, 1996 Ford Crown Victoria, 1999 Chevy 4 x 4, 2 500-gallon army surplus fuel trailers, weed spray unit (pickup mount), 1992 Ford Explorer, 2001 Crown Victoria and 1988 GMC Suburban. The Commissioners voted to declare these items "surplus". They will be sold at the April 18 consignment auction in Rushville.
Kuester reported that he had received an email communication from Commissioner Andersen regarding a "road issue" reported by someone in his district. Commissioner Andersen contacted Kuester from aboard a ship in the Atlantic some two-days west of Portugal. Kling and Krotz agreed that Mr. Andersen could perhaps benefit from an explanation of the concept of "vacation".
Submitted by James Krotz
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.