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Commissioners Proceedings Statement - Tuesday, April 27, 2021
The Sheridan County Board of Commissioners met in person on April 27, 2021 as advertised on the County website sheridancountyne.gov. The meeting was open to the public and a ZOOM connection was also available. Present were Chairman Loren Paul, Commissioners Bruce Messersmith and James Krotz, County Clerk Sindy Coburn and Treasurer Renee Thies. 

Joe O’Donnel of the Rushville American Legion appeared to request the use of the Courthouse parking lot for a school reunion event on July 3. The BOC approved the request. 

Deputy County Attorney Jamian Simmons presented a request from RMAK Farms LLC, for the subdivision of a rural parcel of fewer than 10 acres in 6-33-41. The Board of Commissioners (BOC) approved the request. 

Road Superintendent Richard Cross reported that the cost of replacing E-911 road signs will be approximately 9,500 for each of the County’s five road districts. His plan is to complete one district per year. Cross presented a report on the proposal to vacate and abandon one mile of 620th Road west of 320 Lane. The Board set May 25 as the date for a Public Hearing on the proposal. 

Sheriff Jeff Brewer reported on recent activities in his department. 
 
The BOC approved a Special Designated Use permit for The Fuel Grill to serve alcohol at a wedding reception to be held at The Barns at Galyen Farms on May 22.  

Extension Beef Systems Educator Jack Arterburn reported on recent and upcoming events and projects. Jeremy Harris of Manna met with the BOC via ZOOM to discuss information technology issues in the courthouse. 

The next meeting of the BOE and BOC is scheduled for Tuesday, May 11, at 9:00 in the Commissioners’ Chambers in the Courthouse and will be open to the public. 

The meeting will also be available on ZOOM – check the Public Notices page of the county website for meeting number and passcode. 

The minutes of this and all meetings of the Board of Commissioners will be available to the public at the office of the Sheridan County Clerk and online at sheriancounty.ne.gov. All meetings of the Board of Commissioners are held in compliance with Nebraska Open Meetings Act and the public is always welcome. 

Written by James Krotz
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Commissioners Minutes - Tuesday, April 20, 2021
          While this is believed to be an accurate statement of the minutes, it is not the official version. Any errors or discrepancies are those of the writer.
The Sheridan County Board of Commissioners met in regular session and by zoom at 9:05 A.M. on April 20, 2021. Zoom ID 3358213334 Passcode 625274. All members were present along with Sindy Coburn County Clerk, Renee Thies County Treasurer, Richard Cross Road Superintendent & Tina Skinner County Assessor by zoom. Paul stated that the meeting would be conducted in accordance with the provisions of the Nebraska Open Meeting Act. This meeting was posted on the official county website and published in the Sheridan County Journal Star on April 14, 2021. 

Messersmith made a motion to accept the agenda. Krotz seconded the motion. All voted aye. 

Messersmith made a motion to approve the minutes of 4-13-2021. Krotz seconded the motion. All voted aye. 

Krotz made a motion to audit and approve salary claims. Messersmith seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye. 

The board signed claim checks. Road Superintendent Richard Cross informed the board he has visited with Deputy County Attorney Jamian Simmons about the agreement with the landowner where gravel is being stored. Simmons needs to revise the agreement before it is signed. Commissioner Krotz asked about the replacement of road signs. Cross stated that he is seeking quotes from suppliers for the replacement signs. The board requested a progress report at the May 11 meeting. Cross requested the board to declare some old signs and an old pickup flatbed for surplus. Messersmith made a motion to declare 6 pallets of faded and usable signs and an old pickup flatbed as surplus for sale to the highest bidder. Krotz seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye. 

County Clerk Sindy Coburn asked what was going on with the road closing request from Gerald and Joyce Johnson. The request was brought to the board on the 26th of January. Cross stated that he is waiting to get more information from the Johnson’s. 

Chet Ellsworth appeared to visit with the board under public comment. Ellsworth asked about the recordings/transcripts of the board meetings. The board explained that all the meetings are open to the public and are available thru Zoom. The meetings are not recorded and there are no official transcripts. The minutes are prepared by the County Clerk and reviewed and approved by the board at the next meeting. 

Building & Grounds Superintendent Jeff Davis reported that the backup generator will require preventative maintenance this summer. Davis also asked the board if they still want the glass shields for the office counters. The board felt that it was a good idea to have them. Davis has checked with Chadron Glass and they will make them and install them for around $2500. 

Jeremy Harris of MANNA visited with the board via Zoom to discuss security audits. Several questions were asked about the procedure of the audits. No decision made. 

The board conducted a quarterly inspection of the Jail. 

Adjourn: 11:55 A.M. 
Attest: Sindy L. Coburn, Clerk
Loren L. Paul, Chairman
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Board of Equalization Minutes - Tuesday, April 20, 2021
The Sheridan County Board of Equalization met in regular session and by zoom at 9 A.M. on April 20, 2021. Zoom ID 3358213334 Passcode 625274. All members present along with Sindy Coburn County Clerk, Renee Thies County Treasurer, Richard Cross Road Superintendent and Tina Skinner Assessor by zoom. Paul stated that the meeting would be conducted in accordance with the provisions of the Nebraska Open Meeting Act. This meeting was posted on the official county website and published in the Sheridan County Journal Star on April 14, 2021. 

Messersmith made a motion to accept the agenda. Krotz seconded the motion. All voted aye. 

Krotz made a motion to approve the minutes of 4-13-2021. Messersmith seconded the motion. All voted aye. 

No action needed. 

Adjourn: 9:05 A.M. 
Attest: Sindy L. Coburn, Co Clerk
Loren L. Paul, Chairman
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          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 and the public is always welcome.


 
 
 
 
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