CUSTER COUNTY— Two loans were approved by the Custer County Board of Supervisors totaling $80,000 on Tuesday, November 13. The two loans were approved for PeforMax Ag Tuning and for Jenny Robinson, who will be taking over at Jo’s Café in Callaway. Each business will receive a $40,000 loan that will be used for equipment and supplies to help in jump starting the businesses.
PerforMax Ag Tuning is a newer business that is owned by Jason Kuskie out of Broken Bow. PerforMax is a mobile business that does maintenance on farm equipment as well as other equipment in the Custer County area. The loan will help Jason with the purchase of equipment to help expand the business to be able to cover more area.
The loan given to Jenny Robinson will help in the purchase of Jo’s Café that is currently in Callaway. Jenny is planning on updating Jo’s by adding a pay-by-weight ice cream parlor as well as delivery service, new styles of coffee, and making the diner a place to eat with more home style choices and fresher beef.
On both loans there were conditions that must be met such as creating jobs for low to moderate income homes as well as other stipulations that must be met. If the conditions for each loan are not met, the loan must be paid back in full immediately.
Other topics covered at the meeting were appointing a representative to vote on the Nebraska Association of County Officials (NACO) ballot. Tammy Kleeb was appointed as the primary voter, while Donald Olsen was appointed as the secondary voter if Tammy is unable to vote.
The next Custer County Board of Supervisors meeting will be held on November 27 at 9 A.M.