Board of Supervisors Votes to Renew CEDC Membership

Board of Supervisors Votes to Renew CEDC Membership
Deb McCaslin (left) discusses Custer Economic Development Corporation membership with County Board of Supervisors

BROKEN BOW—The Custer County Board of Supervisors heard from the Custer Economic Development Corporation regarding recent business growth in the area. At Tuesday’s meeting, Executive Director Deb McCaslin discussed with the board community benefits and the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). The board voted to renew its Level A membership with the CEDC at $2,500 per year.

Custer County Tourism Director Rick Maas reported that the visitors committee recently received 17 grant requests. On behalf of the committee, Maas made a recommendation for the board to approve some of those requests. The board discussed a request made by the Broken Bow Public Library to acquire funds to equip the new multi-purpose space. The tourism committee recommended awarding $10,000 to the library. After discussion, the supervisors voted four to two to approve all of the visitor improvement fund requests–except that of the library.

County Treasurer Sheri Bryant presented a motor vehicle exemption application for Custer Care’s handicap accessible van. The application was approved.

NMC CAT was awarded the bid for a new motor grader. Bids were closed for a new dump truck with pup and snow plow. Several bids were received and Highway Superintendent Chris Jacobsen advised the board to consider the options until the next meeting and let the highway committee make a recommendation.

Parts of Road #857 and all of Road #1246 were approved to be vacated, both in Custer Township. Road studies for roads #447 and #1092 will be conducted in the Elk Creek Township.

The board and county staff members discussed salaries, handbook clarifications, and welcomed Greg Hovie to the custodial staff.