CUSTER COUNTY–With winter in full force, the Custer County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a bid from Charron Lawn Care for snow removal services and salt application for both the courthouse and the judicial center.
Pursuant the revised state statute 77-2398 “Deposits in excess of insured or guaranteed amount,” the board approved Resolution #1-2020 which authorizes County Treasurer Sheri Bryant to secure deposits and funds accordingly.
Resolution #2-2020 was also approved which sets the mileage reimbursement rate to 57.5 cents per mile, down one half of a cent from the rate for 2019 according to the IRS.
Zoning Administrator Darci Tibbs appeared before the board requesting the appointment of Don Cantrell and Kevin Blakeman to the Board of Adjustment and Don Cantrell, Kent Leibhart, Steve Hostick to the Planning Commission with John Slagle appointed at large to complete Clifford Hanna’s term, who passed away in December 2019. All were approved.
The Housing Program Income Report was approved for the second half of 2019 and the board also voted to take no action regarding the office of the county surveyor. State statute 32-525 gives counties with fewer than 150,000 residents the option of presenting a ballot question to voters asking if the county surveyor should continue to be an elected position or become an appointed position. The board voted to take no action and not hold a public hearing, so the question will be presented on the 2020 ballot as ordered by the state. Surveyor Jay Gormley will complete his term regardless.
The county supervisors reorganized for 2020, appointing supervisors to oversee various committees and funds and voting for Barry Fox to serve as chairman and Don Olson as vice chairman. The board also approved all of the current department officials.
Matt Eggleston discussed new fire maps and township range maps to be placed in the supervisors room. Mark Rempe said new maps might be available through geo links or the zoning office and a motion was approved to buy a new map.