The Dawson County Board of Commissioners met for a regular meeting on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. Resolution #2014-20 was approved, allowing Great Western Bank to add collateral.
Under committee reports, Commissioner Butch Hagan reported that the Ag Society had met on Monday evening, July 14th at the Dawson County Fairgrounds. The main topic of discussion was to build the annual budget. A four to five per cent increase will be needed for routine maintenance, which has been put off the past few years, includes work on the 4-H Building windows.
A listing of distress warrants amounting to $73,701.23 was shared with commissioners. These are orders from the treasurer to the sheriff’s department to collect taxes. In August, Dawson County Sharon Wood will formally present these warrants.
Commissioner Hagan reported that he bids from two engineering firms for Project #C-24(352).
This project involves milling the present eight miles of Rd 755 from the Darr intersection west to Highway 21 and replacing it with a concrete overlay.
JEO Consulting Group’s bid was $108,100. Miller and Associates bid came in at $42.500. The commissioners accepted the bid from Miller and Associates.
The annual sub grant agreements for Child Support Enforcement Services/Clerk of the District Court and for Child Support Enforcement Services/County Attorney were approved.
Jay Edwards, Edwards Business Solutions, had copies of the newly revised PTO policy for the employees of Dawson County. NIRMA (Nebraska Intergovernmental Risk Management Association) and Deputy County Attorney Kate Gatewood have reviewed and approved the policy.
The PTO policy has been under consideration for two years, with the commissioners seeking a policy, which is consistent, and 100% the same across the board for all county employees.
The revised policy states that PTO must be earned prior to being used. It also clarifies how it be transferred to an employee’s catastrophic illness account.
Gatewood has created forms related to requests for PTO, which will be included in the employee handbooks.
Meetings on how to administer and track the PTO will be scheduled with department supervisors and elected and appointed officials in the near future.
Commissioner Kugler asked if a meeting could be scheduled with all county employees. Edwards felt it would be better to meet with smaller groups, and will ask the department supervisors if they want to schedule meetings with their employees, which he would be happy to attend.