On Tuesday evening, another budget discussion took place in the county: the Custer County Ag Society met at the Shooting Sports building to discuss the $154,000 budget request. Steve Horn reported that expenses this year came to $259,709.43 and that $11,365.32 currently sits in the new events account.
Grounds Manager JJ Marten reported that the fairgrounds are fully staffed at this time. The board approved Marten to include a manure spreader, a tractor, extra lights, and other items in the Dave Davis Consignment Auction on October 14 beginning at 9 a.m. at the fairgrounds.
Sharon Roberts with Insurance of the Heartland talked with the board about recent storm damage and updating insurance policies. She has examined the fairgrounds and an adjuster will walk the grounds later this week. She advised the board to move forward with replacing broken lights and windows for safety purposes, and to prepare for upcoming events such as the Mid States Rodeo this weekend.
When the board came around to committee reports, it was mentioned that a wages meeting will take place in October, an NRA grant application is being prepared, and the ad campaigns are wrapping up for this weekend’s rodeo.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:18 p.m.