Dawson County Board Of Commissioners Discuss Fairground Grants

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners met for a regular meeting on Tuesday, November 1st.
Vice-Chairman PJ Jacobson presided in the absence of Chairman Butch Hagan.
Under Citizen’s Comments, Jennifer McKeone, Dawson Area Development appeared to visit with the board concerning the grant for the Dawson County Fairgrounds. The County will be the applicant for this grant. The Nebraska Department of Development would like to see other improvements made to the fairgrounds in addition to the new restrooms to make it more handicapped-accessible. McKeone’s office is currently devising an ADA504 plan for the projected $350,000 grant, and requested a public hearing for the December 1st meeting.
Under Committee Reports, Commissioner Bruce Rickertsen noted that Mike Hudson is now officially serving on the Two Rivers Board.
Commissioner Bill Stewart reported that the natural gas price for the county buildings has been locked in at a lower price than last year.
Resolutions were approved for conservation easements between Central NRD and John and Shirley Harnan. Pam Holbrook and the Planning Commission had recommended the easements.
Troy Linn, Overton, Nebraska was appointed to complete Kelly Sudbeck’s term as Planning & Zoning Commission and Board of Adjustment Alternate.
Vice-Chairman Jacobson was granted authorization to sign the Nebraska Auditor of Public Accounts audit agreement. The annual audit is scheduled for two weeks beginning on Monday, November 28, 2016. 
Prior to the Board of Commissioners meeting, the Board of Equalization Board met. The board approved tax corrections for personal property owned by William Fellers, IV.
The next meeting for the Dawson County Board of Commissioners is scheduled for Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. in the Commissioners Meeting Room of the Dawson County Courthouse in Lexington, Nebraska.

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