CUSTER COUNTY— While the agenda was decently full for the Custer County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, February 9 a majority of the items were passed with very little discussion. One of the few agenda items talked about at length was the Custer County Highway Department One and Six Year plan.
Custer County Highway Superintendent Chris Jacobsen said there are a number of projects planned for 2021 including finishing the conversion of some roads to gravel, asphalt road fixes, drainage projects, culvert fixes, and general maintenance. Jacobsen also stated there are a number of bridges that will be worked on for the County Bridge Match and Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Jacobsen also said the Highway Department would be assisting in Fracture Critical bridge inspections, but the cost to improve or replace the bridge would be the municipalities’ responsibility.
Two laws that are being discussed at the legislative level were also topics of Tuesday’s meeting. The first was LB310 which has to do with changes to the inheritance tax laws and the other, LB102, dealing with giving the option to the county boards to continue to elect the District Court Clerk or have the State of Nebraska select someone for the position. In both instances, the Supervisors chose to have letters written to each respective committee lobbying against the changes in each proposed law.
Other approvals including substitution of securities at First National Bank in Sargent, designating September 13 as Honor Day, and the letter of engagement with Robert Beran/Dana Cole for the 2021-22 budget preparation was signed after a 5-1 vote with District 7 Supervisor Doug Stunkel the only ‘No’ vote.