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(Neb.)-Dawes County Commisioners Met Wednesday Morning

By: Kevin Larsen Posted at: 08/20/2014 04:48 PM

(Chadron)-The Dawes County Commissioners met in regular session Wednesday morning.
Barbara Sebesta, Treasurer, went over the Treasurer’s Distress Warrant Report with the Board. Claims were reviewed.
In other business the Board Chairman read aloud Resolution No. 2014-11 allocating tax dollar requests submitted by the Dawes County Agricultural Society, Chadron and Crawford Rural Fire Departments. The motion was carried. The 2014 inventories of various departments were presented.
The next order of business was opening of RFP’s (request for proposals) for the Dawes County website. Six RFP’s were received. Motion by Commissioner Johnson, seconded by Swinney, accepting the website proposals presented with a decision to be made at the September 03, 2014 Commissioner meeting.
Larry Hankin, Highway Superintendent and Blaine Yardley met with the Board. Mr. Yardley reported he conducted bridge inspections on several bridges that were due for inspection in June of this year. He found bridge signage has improved since his last inspection and found only one bridge that will require monitoring by the Highway Superintendent. The Pineview Bridge will be monitored.
In other business Mr. Hankin presented a cooperative fire protection agreement between Dawes County and the Nebraska Forest Service. Mr. Hankin then suggested an approved list of contractors be used with petitions submitted to cross county roads.
Lindy Coleman, Assessor was asked to seek out elevator signage. She met with Trevor Cope of Engravers, who informed her of ADA requirements with signage. Mr. Cope informed the Board that any signage erected or posted must be in Braille. He sends all proofs off to be checked for ADA compliance before completion of any signage project. Upon discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Swinney, seconded by Johnson, to go with elevator and room number signage proposal from Trevor Cope keeping costs at or below $1,000.00. Motion carried. Total bid submitted by Mr. Cope do elevator/room signage came in at $949.50. In other business, Lacy Peterson, HR Director, suggested the Board re-hire Eric Trumbull on a temporary basis until such time a replacement is found. She then presented an estimate from Woody’s Construction to re-do the front step landing per NIRMA recommendation. The estimate came in at $2,175.00. Roll was Motion carried.
Repainting of Courthouse lobbies was discussed but no action taken. Ms. Peterson then submitted proposals for Fall/Spring maintenance on air conditioning units located in the Jail facility and 250 Main Street to wit: Jess Cross-Office Mall-$485.00 per visit and Jail-$260.00 per visit; Mansfield Enterprises-Office Mall-$150.00 per visit and Jail-$100.00 per visit; MPC-$3600.00 for both Office Mall and Jail facility per visit. The Chairman of the Board will get with the HR Director to go over the proposals.
Darrell Marshall met with the Board. He reported there has been an increase in VA costs and number of Veterans being served in Dawes County went from 729 to 714. He read aloud the Veterans Service Board minutes of the August 07, 2014 meeting. Area Veterans feel there is a need to have a full-time secretary at the Veterans Office.
The next meeting of the Dawes County Commissioners will be September 03, 2014 beginning at 9:00 A.M. with a Board of Equalization Meeting followed by the Commissioner Meeting at approximately 9:20 A.M. Both meetings will be held in the Commissioners room at the Courthouse.


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