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Commissioners Proceedings Statement - Tuesday, October 26, 2021
The Sheridan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) convened on October 26, 2021, at the County Courthouse. Notice of the meeting was published on the county website sheridancountyne.gov. The meeting was open to the public and a ZOOM connection was also available. Present were Vice-Chairman Bruce Messersmith, Commissioner James Krotz, Clerk Sindy Coburn and Treasurer Renee Thies. Chairman Loren Paul attended and presided via ZOOM. 

Acting as the Board of Equalization (BOE) the Commissioners reviewed and approved the minutes of the October 19 meeting. 

Assessor Tina Skinner presented two valuation corrections (clerical errors) for approval; Carol Dishong and Thomas Strasburger. The Corrections were approved. Skinner then presented a list of four changes to assessed value due to deed changes and splits: Barbara Rabeler, Elisha Risse, Bruce Messersmith, Thomas & Teresa Sanders. Changes were approved. The BOC deferred any action on the Opioid Settlement Agreement pending review by the County Attorney. 

The BOC voted to declare November 13 - 21, 2021as National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week in Sheridan County. 

Vice Chairman Bruce Messersmith was designated as Sheridan County’s elector to the Nebraska Association of County Officials (NACO) convention. Clerk Sindy Coburn was designated as the alternate. 

Road Superintendent Richard Cross reported that the department still has one employee on sick leave due to Covid. 

The Commissioners discussed the current policy on Public Comment at BOC meetings. Chairman Paul asked Krotz to draft an update to the policy for consideration at the next meeting. 

The BOC reviewed and approved the annual service agreement with PowerTech for maintenance of the emergency electrical generator that serves the public safety building. 

Val Jansante, assistant to Congressman Adrian Smith, presented a legislative update. 

The next meeting of the BOE and BOC is scheduled for Tuesday, November 9 at 9:00 a.m. All meetings will be open to the public and will also be available on ZOOM – check the Public Notices page of the county website for the 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 sheridancounty.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, October 19, 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 Commissioners met in regular session and by zoom at 9:05 A.M. on October 19, 2021. Zoom ID#3358213334 Passcode 625274. Krotz and Messersmith present. Paul was excused. Messersmith 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 website and published in the Sheridan County Journal Star on October 13, 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 10-12-2021. Messersmith seconded the motion. All voted aye. 

Krotz made a motion to go into executive session to discuss personnel at 9:07 A.M. Messersmith seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye. Messersmith made a motion to come out of executive session at 9:15 A.M. Krotz seconded the motion. With a roll call vote all voted aye. No decision made. 

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

The board reviewed an Opioid Litigation Settlement Agreement. No action taken. The board requested the Clerk to send on to County Attorney for review. 

Road Superintendent Richard Cross reported that he is short employees in the Hay Springs shop due to COVID. Cross also informed the board that his department will finish today on all the C81 projects that they had planned. 

Building Maintenance Supervisor Jeff Davis informed the board that the Hay Springs Road Shop had damage due to high winds. He has ordered metal and plans to get it on immediately. Davis reported that the windows are in on the Extension Building and he will try to get the trim all painted prior to the open house. Davis stated that he is working on the floor in the dispatch area. He has torn the carpet out and they are buffing the floor and plan to leave it that way. 

Sheriff was not available for an update. 

Adjourn: 10:55 A.M.
Attest: Sindy L. Coburn, Clerk
Bruce D Messersmith Co Chairman
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Board of Equalization Minutes - Tuesday, October 19, 2021
The Sheridan County Board of Equalization met in regular session and by zoom at 9 A.M. on October 19, 2021. Zoom ID 3358213334 Passcode 625274. Krotz and Messersmith present. Paul was excused. Messersmith 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 website and published in the Sheridan County Journal Star on October 6, 2021. 

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

Messersmith made a motion to approve the minutes of 10-12-2021. Krotz seconded the motion. All voted aye. 

No corrections or public comment. 

Adjourn: 9:05 A.M. 
Attest: Sindy L. Coburn, Clerk
Bruce D Messersmith Co-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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