Dawson County Commissioners Hope To Fill Highway Supt. Opening Soon

The Dawson County Commissioners met for their final regular meeting of 2016 on Friday, December 30, 2016. Commissioners Butch Hagan, Dean Kugler and Bill Stewart were present. Commissioners PJ Jacobson and Dennis Rickertsen were absent.
Treasurer’s Receipts for $535,096.95 were approved as submitted. Also approved were Claims in the amount of $1,012,940.78.
Under Committee Reports, Chairman Hagan reported that the Ag Society has not yet heard anything concerning their grant request. He also reported that he had attended the NACO annual conference and visited with numerous highway superintendents from across the state. They suggested that Dawson County put the ad for the highway superintendent opening on their website.
The commissioners authorized Chairman Hagan to sign the addendum to the SCALES interlocal agreement that adds Clay County.
Approval was also given for the contract modification price increase for Paulsen Inc. to include four miles south of Gothenburg that were omitted from the original list. This brings the total bid price for the project to $3,000,000. Chairman Hagan signed the contract.
A resolution concerning the agreement with the State of Nebraska, the Department of Roads and the Union Pacific Railroad for the Cozad Southeast UPRR Crossing located on County Road 424 southeast of Cozad was also approved.  The UP Railroad pays for the crossing and the county is responsible for signage and markings.
Discussion continued on the Employee Health Wellness premium policy.
The Dawson County Board of Equalization met prior to the Dawson County Commissioners meeting. Requests for tax corrections were granted to Pentad Properties Corp for two parcels, Noe Gomez, Cory Urban, N McDermott, Wycoff Farms LLC, Paulsen Inc. for personal property and Lexington Golf Club for personal property.
The next regular meeting for the commissionrs is scheduled for Friday, January 13th.

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