The Dawson County Board of Commissioners held a regular meeting on Friday, February 28th, 2014.
Resolution #2014-09 was approved for Great Western Bank, Lexington, Nebraska, recalling $15,000 of collateral and Homestead Bank, Lexington, recalling $500,000 of collateral and replacing it with $535,000 of collateral.
Under committee reports, Commissioner Butch Hagan reported that he has received one application for the Highway Superintendent position.
Dawson County Sheriff Gary Reiber presented the January, 2014 monthly crime report. Numbers for services and bookings were down slightly, but Reiber noted that on February 27th nine inmates had been booked into the Dawson County Jail.
Pam Holbrook, Zoning Administrator recommended a Deed of Conservation Easement for Central Platte NRD and Charles J. Volk and Beverly J. Volk. Resolution #2014-10 was approved after the commissioners heard this action was consistent with the comprehensive conservation plan.
Pat Nichols, Road Administrator and Tim Speak, Shop Foreman, appeared regarding the motor grader bids. Two bids were received. NMC Cat: $252,250 less trade-in $30,750 for a total of $221,500 and Murphy Tractor: $253,000 less trade-in $58,000 for a total of $195,000. The board voted to accept the bid for the John Deere motor grader from Murphy Tractor for $195,000. A May 1st, 2014, delivery date is anticipated.
Interlocal Resolution #2014-11 was passed for an agreement with the City of Lexington to appoint a “Responsible Charge” to oversee NDOR Project No. BRO-7024(22).
Authorization was granted to permit the County Attorneys’ Office and Commissioner Bill Stewart to enter negotiations with Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc. and Lutheran Family Services regarding lease agreements in the CED Building.
A lease update will be negotiated as the last rental agreement dates back to 2008-2009. Presently Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc. pays $2,851/month and Lutheran Family Services $1,662/month.
The board went into executive session at the request of Deputy County Attorney Kate Gatewood for discussion regarding notification of the adjudicator’s determination for unemployment benefits and discussion regarding the role of independent contractors and for the purpose of protecting public interest. Gatewood was authorized to proceed with unemployment appeal.