The Dawson County Commissioners met for a regular meeting on Monday, April 17th.

Official’s Receipts were filed as submitted: $758.01 County Clerk; $6,387.63 Register of Deeds; $14,941.81 Clerk of District Court and $1,320.00 Surveyor. Treasurer’s Receipts in the amount of $2,193,l63.97 were approved. Approval was also granted to approve the claims submitted totaling $339,282.72.

Under Committee Reports, Commissioner Butch Hagan reported that a landfill meeting is scheduled for April 20, 2017 regarding the expansion bid proposal. It is hoped that the expansion will start in October.

Dawson County Sheriff Gary Reiber appeared with the March 2017 crime reports. Reiber noted that crime is somewhat down in the county and that the average daily population in the county jail dropped slightly in March. There were 35 contract inmates booked into the jail and 45 from Dawson County. Total services for the month were slightly up numbering 977. There were 1,641 LEC dispatch calls for service. “Current income for the sheriff’s department is up almost $140,000 from last year,” Reiber reported.

Board Chairman PJ Jacobson and Sheriff Reiber received authorization to sign the contract amendment agreement with CBM, the food service provide for the county jail. Meals will go up from $2.34/meal to $2.39/meal.

Emergency Manager Brian Woldt announced that the asbestos removal bid was awarded to Great Plains Asbestos Control, Kearney, Nebraska. Cost for asbestos removal from the old jail will be $12,100.00.

Woldt was also authorized to bid out the demolition of the old jail with the added verbiage of 95 percent compacted density.
Roads Superintendent Mark Christiansen announced that Tillotson Enterprises had cast the lone bid for the Lexington road shop roof repair with three options available. Everest Systems - $25,882.00; NEOGARD - $30,550.00; Benchmark Coating - $26,573.00.Christiansen recommended the Everest Systems that has a 12 year leak through warranty. Commissioner Hagan agreed to spend the least amount possible since it is hoped that the shop can be relocated in ten years. Motion carried.

Superintendent Christiansen was authorized to seek bids for the Stamm-Williams Bridge in Eddyville. Christiansen had met with the landowners who are in agreement that the bridge needs replaced. The easements are not completed for the project yet and a survey is forthcoming.

The commissioners approved the domestic change of Registered Agent on Dawson County Leasing to County Clerk Karla Zlatkovsky. Zlatovsky will file and submit the Nonprofit Corporation biennial report electronically.

At 8:45 a.m. Chairman Jacobson opened the public hearing regarding sale of part of Lot 2, in Block 37 in the Original Town of Eddyville, Dawson County, NE. No one present spoke against the sale. The commissioners approved to set value of the county owned property in Eddyville at the Assessor assessed value to $240.00. It will be sold at a public auction. The property will then be back on the tax roll and the county will not have to maintain it.

Dan Schwartzkopf, representing the Krull Agency appeared with updated information regarding the county employee health insurance. “Information is gathered through the first nine months of the year (through March) with estimates for the next fiscal year’s insurance premiums to be available in May,” Krull explained.

Prior to the Dawson County Commissioners meeting the Dawson County Board of Equalization met.

A vehicle tax exemption was approved for the Calvary Assembly of God and tax corrections were approved for Danny Lopf, Mark W. Meier, Chris A. Denton and A & R Fouts, Inc.

The next regularly scheduled meetings for the Dawson County Commissioners and Board of Equalization are schedule for Monday, May 1, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. in the Commissioners Room in the Dawson County Courthouse in Lexington, Nebraska.