Tabling Action Declared Moot

Nickie Arney, clerk of district court, speaks to commissioners Tuesday morning. (Photo by Pat Blair)

Action taken by Sheridan County commissioners Tuesday morning, in tabling a contract with Christi Rolston, has been declared moot.

According to an email from the county commissioners shortly before 5 p.m. Tuesday, Deputy County Attorney Clint Beaver stated that Rolston accepted the original contract approved by commissioners on Nov. 15. The contract tabled by commissioners in their meeting Tuesday morning was a revised version from Rolston's attorney.

Commissioners approved a contract with Rolston on Nov. 15, but the document came back from Rolston's attorney with what Nickie Arney, clerk of district court, said were minor changes.

At Tuesday's meeting, county commissioners moved to approve the contract as changed, but the document was then tabled on a motion by Commissioner Steve Maier. He explained in a later interview with Sheridan Media.

Several people, including Dixie Johnson, CEO of the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce, asked commissioners to reconsider their decision to award the contract to Rolston.

Rolston is the daughter of Commission Chairman Bob Rolston who, as he did on Nov. 15, recused himself from action. Commissioner Mike Nickel acted as chairman during the contract discussion and action. The email stated that, moving forward, commissioners would continue, and improve on, efforts to insure that local vendors have every opportunity to provide goods and services to the county.

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Deputy County Attorney Clint Beaver. (Photo by Pat Blair)
County Commissioner Mike Nickel, left, served as chairman during discussion of the contract. Commission Chairman Bob Rolston, right, did not participate in the discussion or vote. (Photo by Pat Blair)