The Weed Superintendent is responsible for assisting taxpayers on weed control issues and plant identification, enforcement of State Weed Laws, preparing and submitting all required annual reports to the Nebraska Department of Agriculture. State Statues require control of noxious weeds. A landowner that does not meet this requirement will be contacted. If they choose not to control noxious weeds, the Weed Superintendent can force control, or spray the property and the costs will be assessed to the property taxes.
Complaints about noxious weeds in Sheridan County can be made by calling the Weed Superintendent's office at (308) 327-5629 or by completing the weed complaint form provided here and submitting it to the Sheridan County Noxious Weed Control Authority. You can print this form out and mail it to the office.
In addition to the duties of Weed Superintendent, Seth also fields Black-Tailed Prairie Dog complaints that may arise. Those complaints are forwarded to the Sheridan County Black-Tailed Prairie Dog Advisory Council for review.
The county weed superintendent duties include:
- Being certified, in writing, by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture as a commercial applicator.
- Examining all lands under the jurisdiction of the control authority to determine if the Noxious Weed Control Act and the rules and regulations are being complied with.
- Compiling infestation data and other reports as the Director of Agriculture or control authority may require.
- Supervising and carrying out the coordinated control program within the county.
- Completing 20 hours of continuing education, annually.
- Ascertaining and tabulating the approximate amount and location of land infested with noxious weeds in the county, annually.
- Ascertaining and preparing information required by the county board for preparation of the county budget.