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Dawson County Commissoners Approve Bid For Lexington Road Shop Roof Repair
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.
Gothenburg Prom Attendees Will See 'Country Chic' Scene
It will be a trip to the Old West for the Gothenburg students as they will enjoy a, ‘Country Chic’ theme that will be reflected in decorations greeting students at Dudley Elementary during the annual Gothenburg High School Prom festivities on Saturday April 22nd.
The evening’s events will begin with punch parties from 5-6 p.m. Seniors will gather at the home of Brian and Christy Aden at 41121 Road 769; and the Juniors will assemble at the home of Matt and Laura Lauer at 2009 Avenue G. Group pictures for the Seniors will be taken at 5:15 p.m. and the Juniors will strike a pose at 5:45 p.m.
Sophomore servers will meet at the Dudley Gym at 4:30 p.m. They will perform a dance for parents and the public at 4:45 p.m.
Community members can view the decorations in the school gymnasium from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Saturday and watch prom goers arrive at the school beginning around 6 p.m.
The 2017 banquet dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. and will be catered by Gothenburg High School alumni Sidney Thompson. Following the meal will be a program that includes a Senior video and a dance by the Sophomore servers.
At the conclusion of the meal and program, the students invite the public to attend a Promenade at 8:15 p.m. to showcase the Prom goers in a ‘Red Carpet’ type event that will be held at the Performing Arts Center. Following their arrival at the Prom, Professional photographs will be taken of prom goers beginning at 8:30 p.m. followed by the dance from 9 p.m.-12 a.m. Doors to the dance close promptly at 10 p.m.
Before students enter the dance, they will be tested for alcohol consumption by a Breathalyzer.
A post-prom party is planned at Gothenburg High School from 12:30 until 3 a.m.
Juniors are asked to return to the school from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday afternoon to clean-up from the festivities.
'Arabian Nights' To Be Enjoyed By Cozad Junior/Senior Prom Goers
Attention will focus on the ‘Arabian Nights’ for the 2017 Junior-Senior Prom at Cozad High School on Saturday, April 22nd.
There will be an open house to see the decorations from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday.
The evening festivities will begin when photographs will be taken by Katie Arndt Photography in the CHS Gymnasium from 3-5 p.m. Senior and Junior class pictures will also be taken at 4:20 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., respectively.
There will be a joint Punch Party for Senior and Junior class prom-goers that will be held from 4:30-6 p.m. at the Elks Club.
The traditional ‘Red Carpet Walk’ is scheduled in the CHS Auditorium from 8-9 p.m. Students will enter from the East side of the stage.
A dance will be held from 9 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. with music provided by a DJ will follow, along with coronation of a King and Queen.
Post-Prom events will start at 12 a.m., with a Hypnotist in the Auditorium. Must be present for hypnotist at 12 a.m. in order to attend the rest of the post prom activities. Transportation via bus will be provided for the students to participate in a fun-filled evening at the Big Apple in Kearney.
There will be Cosmic Bowling, Ballocity, mini-golf and Laser Tag. The game room will also be an optional entertainment avenue with no tickets provided.
Snacks and drinks will be provided. There is no charge for attending.