Proceedings Statement of the June 17, 2013 Commissioners meeting.
By James E. Krotz
Present were Vice-Chairman James Krotz, Commissioner Jack Andersen, and County Clerk Sindy Coburn. Chairman Dan Kling was excused.
Meeting as the Board of Equalization, the Commissioners approved two correction sheets presented by County Assessor Trudy Winter. The correction sheets authorize the reimbursement of Otte Cattle Company for a wrongly assessed penalty for its personal property schedule.
The Assessor, Clerk and Commissioners agreed to set Monday, July 1 as the first day for Valuation Protest Hearings.
Road Superintendent Tom Kuester met with the Board and Mike Ziller to discuss possible improvements to a long unused road leading to a home Mr. Ziller and his family recently occupied. No action was taken.
Kuester informed the Commissioners that the Federal Funds Purchase program through the Nebraska Department of Roads was expected to provide $94,512 to the County for roads and $5,682 for bridges. The Commissioners agreed with Kuester that we should ask our budget consultant to develop processes for “banking” the funds for future projects.
County Attorney Dennis King joined the Commissioners and Kuester to discuss the approval of an American’s With Disabilities (ADA) Policy and the appointment of an ADA Coordinator for the County as required by the Nebraska Department of Roads. The Commissioners approved the policy prepared by Mr. King and appointed Building Superintendent Dwaine Sones to serve as the County ADA Coordinator.
Ardyth and Richard Rice requested approval for the sub-division of 5.28 acres of land along Hwy. 87 south of White Clay. The request was approved.
The Commissioners approved and signed an Audit Engagement Letter with FALCO for the 2012-2013 fiscal year. The cost of audit services for the County will be $15,400 plus travel expenses.
A final inspection of the chair-lift in the new courthouse entryway revealed that there is still a problem with the operation of the mechanism. Until the problem is corrected, final payment on the project will be withheld.
The Board will meet next on Monday, June 24, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. All meetings are open to the public and visitors are welcome.
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 Law.