Proceedings Statement of the December 15, 2014 Commissioners meeting.
By James E. Krotz
Present were Chairman Dan Kling, Commissioners Jack Andersen and James Krotz, County Clerk Sindy Coburn and Treasurer Peg Sones. Also present was reporter Mark Gaschler from the Sheridan County Journal Star.
The Commissioners audited and approved claims for payment and set December 23rd as payday for County employees.
Jenny Nixon, Panhandle Research & Extension Center Extension Educator,
reported on collaborative efforts with the local libraries to present computer/internet instruction. Nixon then presented the names of six candidates for possible appointment to the Sheridan County Extension Board. The Commissioners voted to approve the following persons: Alan August, Linda Andersen, Nicole Louden, Nicole Jansen, Vern Terrell and Skyler Ryan.
Building Superintendent Dwaine Sones met with the Commissioners to discuss then need to replace the windows in courthouse. Because of the complexity of such a project and the likelihood that the cost will almost certainly exceed the $5000 "no-bid" threshold the Board determined that it would be best to consult with our Architect. The Building Superintendentís assessment of the aged wiring in the courthouse led the Commissioners to decide that Kling should seek information on the possibility of a review by professional engineer.
Road Superintendent Tom Kuester reported that his department would host a safety training event on loader and motor-grader safety on January 12 and 13th. Nebraska Inter-governmental Risk Management (NIRMA) will lead the training event for county employees from Sheridan, Dawes, Box Butte and Cherry Counties.
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.