Village Boards

Village Departments

Board of Trustees    Term:4 Years Committee
Tory Copeland – Chairman 2018 – 2020  Health Board, Law Enforcement/Investments, Keno Light Plant/Streets, Rodeo Grounds, Water & Sewer, Planning Commission
Larry Meyer – Vice Chairman 2018 – 2020 Fire and Rescue
Kim Backer- Trustee 2017 – 2020 Park Board 
Ken Main- Trustee  2018 – 2022 Library Board, WCNDD/ Community Development, Recycling/Sanitation, Safety Committee
Samuel Haworth- Trustee 2018 – 2022 WCNDD/ Community Development, Safety Committee

The Board of Trustees are a five member board made up of elected officials with four year terms that make up the Governing Body. The Regular scheduled meetings are the second and the fourth Wednesdays of the month at 6:00 p.m. For more information on the duties of the Board of Trustees see the code book pages & Ordinances that follow: Ordinance #481, Article 1 Elected Officials 1-101 through 1-104, Ordinance #477 and Ordinance #623.

 

Planning Commission Term: 2 Years
Deric McConnell– Chairman Jan 2019 – Jan. 2021 
Kenny McConnell – Vice Chairman Jan 2018 – Jan 2020
Allen Huff Jan 2018 – Jan 2020
Sandy Conrad Jan 2019 – Jan 2021
Richard Gibbons  Jan 2019 – Jan 2021
Open alternate position  

The Planning Commission is a five member Board with one alternate position appointed by the Board of Trustees. It shall be their function and duty to make and adopt plans for the physical development of the Municipality including a one mile jurisdiction area, this includes Replats, Subdivision Regulations, Comprehensive Plan and Planning & Zoning Regulations. The Planning Commission sends recommendations to the Board of Trustees for final approval. The regularly scheduled meetings are the third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. For more information on the Planning Commission see the Code book section 2-108 through 2-111.

 

Library Board Term: 2 Years
Arlis Paulman – President  Jan 2019- Jan 2021
Iris Kennedy Jan 2018 – Jan 2020
Chris Fastenau Jan 2018 – Jan 2020
Kelli Kaps  Jan 2019 – Jan 2021
Jane Moore  Jan 2019 – Jan 2021

The Library Board is a five member Board appointed by the Board of Trustees. The Library Board meets quarterly as determined by the Board. The Library Board has the authority to hire a Librarian and all other employees. It shall be the duty of the Board to have general charge of the Library and to establish appropriate rules and regulations for the management, operation, and use of the same. All actions of the Board shall be subject to the review and supervision of the Governing Body. For more information on the Library Board see the Code Book section 2-104.

 

Housing Authority Term: 5 Years
Patty Brunz – Chairperson Dec 2015 – Dec 2020
Betty Hughes – Vice-Chairperson Dec 2018 – Dec 2023
Robert Thompson Dec 2014 – Dec 2019
Dorothy Raymond Dec 2016 – Dec 2021
Ruth Quimby Dec 2017 – Dec 2022

The Housing authority is a five member board appointed by the Board of Trustees. The Housing Authority shall have all the powers necessary or convenient to carry out and effectuate the purposes and provisions of the Nebraska Housing Authority Law. They establish the rules and regulations for eligible applicants of occupancy for Sandy Acres. The Housing Authority meets at their discretion. For more information about the Housing Authority see the Code Book section 2-105 – 2-107.

 

Board of Adjustments   Term: 3 years
Tim Chevalier – Chairman Jan 2019 – Jan 2022
Don Fleecs  Jan 2019 – Jan 2022
Gary Weber – Vice Chairman Jan 2018 – Jan 2021
Bob Maline Jan 2017 – Jan 2020
Deric McConnell    Jan 2017 – Jan 2020

The Board of Adjustments is a five member board with two alternates consisting of the Chairman of the Planning Commission and the others at large as appointed by the Board of Trustees. The Board of Adjustments meets as needed or as directed by the Board of Trustees. The Board shall have the following powers; to hear appeals where error is alleged, to hear and decide in accordance with the provision of any zoning regulations, request for interpretation of any map, grant Variances, may reverse or affirm, wholly or in part, and shall have all the powers of the officer from whom the appeal is taken.

 

Board of Health  Term: 1 year
Tory Copeland – Chairman June 2018 – June 2019
Ralph Quick June 2018 – June 2019
Howdy Jochum June 2018 – June 2019
Andy Stewart June 2018 – June 2019
Casey Nelms June 2018 – June 2019

The Board of Health is a five member Board composed of the Chairman of the Governing body, Village Law Enforcement Officer, Medical Profession representative, Village Fire Chief, and one member at large. This Board meets as designated by the Board of Trustees. It shall be the duty of the Board of Health to enact rules and regulations to safeguard the health of the residents of Sutherland and to enforce such rules and regulations. The Board shall regularly inspect such premises and businesses as the Governing Board may direct. All actions of the Board of Health shall be subject to review and supervision of the Governing Body. For more information on the Board of Health see the code book section 2-103.

 

Park Board   Term: 2 Years
Doug Fastenau- Chairman Oct 2017 – Oct 2019
Duane Johnsen Oct 2018 – Oct 2020
Deb Smith Oct 2018 – Oct 2020
Tara Naughtin Oct 2017 – Oct 2019
Chris Fastenau Oct 2017 – Oct 2019

The Park Board is a five member Board appointed by the Board of Trustees. They have the authority to appoint a swimming pool manager and all other pool employees as approved by the Board of Trustees. It is the duty of the Board to oversee all parks and recreational facilities and equipment and to establish appropriate rules and regulations for the management, operation and use of the same. All actions of the Park Board are subject to review and supervision of the Board of Trustees. Their regularly scheduled meetings are the first Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. For more information on the Park Board See Code Book Section 2-112.

 

Tree Board  Term: 1 year
Linda Tacey – Chairwoman March 2018- March 2019
Dave Hughes March 2018- March 2019
Dawn Small March 2018- March 2019
Open Position  

The Tree Board is a five member Board appointed by the Board of Trustees. It is the responsibility of the Tree Board to study, investigate, counsel and develop a written plan for the care, preservation, trimming, planting, replanting, removal or disposition of trees and shrubs in the public parks, public right of ways, streets and alleys. The Tree Board also does an Arbor Day Presentation for a class at school and usually plants trees on Arbor Day. Thanks to the Tree Board the Village of Sutherland has been named Tree City USA for several years. For more information on the Tree Board see the Code book section 2-113.

 

Growth Committee Term: 2 year
Gene Tacey – Chairman    Dec 2017- Dec 2019
Linda Tacey Dec 2017- Dec 2019
Dorothy Raymond Dec 2018-Dec 2020
Dani Jorgensen   Dec 2018-Dec 2020

The Growth Committee is a 5 member board appointed by the Board of Trustees. It shall be the responsibility of the Growth Committee to make recommendations to the Board of Trustees of programs, ideas and suggestions which will enhance economic development and growth within the Village and to promote jobs, business, education and residential development. Their regularly scheduled meetings are the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. For more information, see section 2-115 of the Code Book.