Dawson County Commissioners Approve Purchase Of Patrol Vehicles

The Dawson County Commissioners met for a regular meeting on Wednesday, February 1, 2017.
Treasurer’s Receipts in the amount of $296,412.52 were approved. Approval was also granted to approve the claims submitted totaling $996,047.80.
A resolution was approved allowing First Bank & Trust Company, Cozad to recall $340,000 of collateral and replace it with the same amount.
Under Committee Reports, Commissioner Butch Hagan reported the landfill expansion bids would be let in March. His committee is also looking into repairing roads south of Overton.
Commissioner Dennis Rickertsen reported that Thurman Williams of Eddyville had been elected to serve as Chairman of the Dawson County Weed Board.
Dawson County Sheriff Gary Reiber and Chief Deputy Mike Hudson appeared to open the bids for two investigator vehicles and two patrol vehicles. There were three bids received on each.
For the patrol vehicles, Platte Valley Auto bid on two 2017 Ford Expeditions for $89,840 less a trade-in of $49,840 for a total of $40,000. Plum Creek Motors bid on two Chevrolet Tahoes for a total of $74,618.66 less trade-in of $27,800 for a total bid of $46,818.66. Pony Express Chevrolet bid on two 2017 Chevrolet Tahoes for $69,990 less trade-in of $28,000 totaling $41,990.
Investigator vehicle bids were as follows: Platte Valley Auto bid two 2016 Ford Tauruses for a net price of $29,900, two 2015 Ford Tauruses for a net price of $27,500 and one of each for a net price of $28,700. Plum Creek Motors submitted a bid for two 2016 Chevrolet Impalas for a net price of $32,270. Pony Express bid two 2016 Chevrolet Impalas at a net price of $29,600.
Reiber and Hudson left the room to compare all of the bids and and make sure that they met the specifications. They recommended to accept the bid from Platte Valley Auto for the 2017 Ford Expeditions for a purchase price of $40,000 and the two 2015 Ford Tauruses for purchase price of $27,500. The commissioners approved the recommendations.
A Public Hearing was scheduled for the February 15, 2017 meeting beginning at 9:00 a.m. regarding a special use permit made by MSS Enterprises, LLC to construct/operate 300 KW Solar array to be located in Sec. 15-11-24.
Discussion continued on the demolition of the old county jail. Chairman PJ Jacobson appointed Brian Woldt, Emergency Manager, Jocelyn Brasher, Deputy County Attorney and Karla Zlatokovsky to work with him on developing demolition specifications for the removal of the old jail and present it at the next meeting.
No action as taken concerning the request for action against county officials made by Ron Klein because commissioners have no authority to take action against elected officials.
The Dawson County Board of Equalization met prior to the Dawson County Board of Commissioners. Requests for tax corrections were granted for TIF Admin Proj 910 closed (Excess) – Parcel, Move TIF back 910 back to 495 (Base) – Parcel, Ron Stear Ltd – Parcel and Michael R. Hilderbrand – Parcel.
The next Dawson Board of Equalization and Dawson County Commissioners meeting are scheduled for 8 a.m. on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 in the Commissioners Meeting Room in the Dawson County Courthouse in Lexington, Nebraska.

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