CUSTER COUNTY— The last meeting of 2020 was only forty-five minutes for the Custer County Board of Supervisors with only a few items on the agenda.
The Board began the meeting by approving a resolution to transfer funds from the General Fund to the road fund for $3.6 million. The money is not transferred in a lump sum, but transferred as tax receipts come into the county.
Also approved was the membership pledge to Custer Economic Development Cooperation where the county will continue as a Class A member at $2,500. With the approval, one of the supervisors will serve as a voting member on the CEDC board which will be decided at a later date. The membership pledge was passed on a 5-1 vote with Don Olson the only Supervisor voting ‘No’ to renew the pledge.
Other approvals included releasing a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) loan, as it had been paid off, and approving the purchase agreement for a bridge on Road 857. The bridge had been offered to the Custer Township, but after declining to purchase the bridge, it was offered to the Miller family who lives on that road. The Miller’s purchased the bridge for $1 and the liability was also transferred to the Miller’s effective January 1, 2021.
To wrap up the meeting, Board President Barry Fox presented Matthew Eggleston with a Certificate of Appreciation as Eggleston’s time on the board has come to an end. Lynn Longmore will take Eggleston’s spot on the board, representing District 6, after defeating him during the 2020 election.