The Dawson County Commissioners met for a regular meeting on Monday, July 3rd.
Approved were Treasurer’s Receipts in the amount of $2,092,264.4l and Claims in the amount of $1,439,178.56. A resolution was approved granting First Bank & Trust, Cozad to recall $55,000.00 in collateral.
Under Committee Reports, Commissioner Butch Hagan reported that since everyone has left the DAD (Dawson Area Development) Office, the county would need to advertise for someone to operate the grant for the fairgrounds improvements requested by the Ag Society.
An annual agreement with the Lancaster County Youth Services Center for Juvenile Detention Services was signed upon request of Dawson County Sheriff Gary Reiber. “We’ve also taken juveniles to Madison County (Norfolk), and it may be wise to do a study comparing the cost of housing juveniles there and in Lincoln,” Reiber commented.
The commissioners approved canceling administrative services with DAD for the CDBG (Community Development Block Grants). Executive Director Jen McKeone is now in a similar position at Cozad Development Corporation, and Suzanne Brodine and Abby Brecks have found other employment. “The county needs to terminate DAD as administrator for grant funds and needs to appoint a new administrator” according to Dawson County Clerk Karla Zlatovsky.
Approval was granted to publish requests for CDBG Administrative Services, and Zlatovsky will be sending out letters to qualified entities.
Steve Zerr, Veteran’s Service Officer appeared to request a special designated liquor license for a Business After Hours event at the Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles on Friday, July 28, 2017. “Dawson County Sheriff Reiber has already signed off on it,” Zerr said. The request was approved.
A letter from Arlys Torrey regarding prairie dogs on her property was presented to the board. The commissioners agreed to refer this situation to Marty Craig, Noxious Weed Superintendent.
The final item of business was approving an amendment to the employee health insurance policy.
The Dawson County Board of Equalization met prior to the Dawson County Board of Commissioners. The lone agenda item involved a tax correction request from James Aden. The request was approved.
The next meetings for the Dawson County Boards of Equalization and Commissioners are scheduled for Friday, July 14, 2017 beginning at 8:00 a.m. in the Commissioners Meeting Room in the Dawson County Courthouse in Lexington, Nebraska.