COMMISSIONERS MINUTES OCTOBER 21, 2019

The Sheridan County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:15 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.  Krotz made a motion to accept the agenda.   Messersmith seconded the motion.  All voted aye.  Krotz made a motion to approve the minutes of 10-15-2019 with corrections.  Messersmith seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye.  

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

The board reviewed some fund transfer resolutions pertaining to the budget.   Messersmith made a motion to adopt resolution #2019-17 authorizing the County Treasurer to transfer $920,000 from the General Fund to the Road Fund to provide adequate funding for 2019-2020 fiscal year.  Krotz seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye.

Krotz made a motion to adopt resolution #2019-18 authorizing the County Treasurer to transfer $4000 from the County Visitor Promotion Fund to the General Fund to provide adequate funding for the 2019-2020 fiscal year for the GIVE Department.  Messersmith seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye. 

Messersmith made a motion to adopt resolution #2019-19 authorizing the County Treasurer to transfer $41,000 from the Inheritance Fund to the General Fund to provide adequate funding for the 2019-2020 fiscal year.  Krotz seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye.

Krotz made a motion to adopt resolution #2019-20 authorizing the County Treasurer to transfer $2,050.63 from the Weed Chemical Fund to the Weed Fund to close out the Fund.  Messersmith seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye.

Krotz made a motion to adopt resolution #2019-21 authorizing the County Treasurer to transfer $5,000 from the General Fund to the Extension Sinking Fund to provide adequate funding for 2019-2020 fiscal year.  Messersmith seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye.

Messersmith made a motion to adopt resolution #2019-22 authorizing the County Treasurer to transfer $75,000 from the General Fund to the Weed Fund to provide adequate funding for 2019-2020 fiscal year.  Krotz seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye. 

Jeremey from MANNA Systems called and visited with the board on the IT upgrade going on in the Courthouse.

Road Superintendent Kuester visited with the board about the building at the Jech tower site.  The State also uses the tower and has notified Kuester that a new door needs to be put on the building.  The board informed Kuester to visit with Maintenance Superintendent Jeff Davis about installing a new door.   The expense of the new door will be the State’s responsibility.  

Kuester informed the board about a couple of employees retiring in the near future and about different training that is needed for CDL license holders.  

Deputy Langford met with the board about a grant they are applying for from the USDA.   If awarded the grant it will be used to purchase computers for the patrol cars. The grant would fund 55% of the project up to $50,000.   Krotz made a motion to approve resolution #2019-23 and the submission of the Law Enforcement Public Safety Equipment Grant to the USDA.  Messersmith seconded the motion.  With a roll call vote all voted aye.     

The board tabled the discussion of the Stepping Up Program until next week when Sheriff Brewer is present.  

The Clerk presented the board with a dividend check in the amount of $12,344 from NIRMA the counties insurance carrier. 

Adjourn:  11:10 A.M. Loren L. Paul, Chairman 

Published: November 6 , 2019