Commissioners Proceedings Statement - Tuesday, May 28, 2024
The Sheridan County, Nebraska Board of Commissioners (BOC) met on Tuesday, May 28, 2024, at the County Courthouse in Rushville. Notice of the meeting was published on the county website The meeting was open to the public and a ZOOM connection was also available. Present were Chairman James Krotz, Commissioners Dan Kling and Bruce Messersmith and County Clerk Sindy Coburn, Treasurer Renee Thies and Clerk of the District Court Carol Stouffer.

There was no business for the Board of Equalization (BOE).

Treasurer Renee Thies presented her security report on funds held in our depository banks. The Commissioner accepted the report.

The BOC approved a motion authorizing the Treasurer to correct an ARPA claim as suggested by the office of the State Auditor.

Road Superintendent Rod Norton reported that the V plow has arrived and that two other large equipment purchases should arrive in time that the purchase can be completed within in the present fiscal year which ends June 30. The Board instructed Norton proceed with a large order for culverts, the cost of which is to be covered with funds from the Highway Buyback fund.

At 9:30 the BOC opened bids for the hauling of 10,000 tons of ¾ inch base course red rock. The winning bid of $0.0184 per ton/mile was submitted by Sherburn Trucking LLC of Chadron.

Sheriff Jeff Brewer informed the Board that forensic pathology (autopsy) services are no longer being provided by the Scottsbluff Medical Center. Brewer hopes to enter an agreement with a provider in Rapid City or Omaha.

As always in such cases time and distance are money so we can expect a budget increase.

Marie Nelson met with the Board to inform them of her resignation from the 4-H program. The Board thanked her for her service to the youth of Sheridan County and expressed their support for her future endeavors.

The next meeting of the BOE/BOC is scheduled for Tuesday, June 11 at 9:00 a.m.

Written by James Krotz

Posted by Jack Andersen
All meetings of the Board of Commissioners are held in compliance with Nebraska Open Meetings Act and the public is always welcome.