Following Supervisors Meeting, Highway Committee to Consider Bids for Asphalt Project

CUSTER COUNTY—An asphalt project is in the works and will stretch from Gates to Sargent Road. The county Board of Supervisors and Highway Superintendent Chris Jacobsen received bids from Paulsen Inc. of Broken Bow, Western Engineering of North Platte, and Werner Construction of Hastings. All bids were in the $1.5 to $1.6 million range.

Jacobsen suggested taking the bids under advisement and discussing with the highway committee and the project engineer–Randy Deans–with Miller and Associates out of Kearney.

Stretching over two fiscal years, Jacobsen discussed three upcoming bridge projects. The projects will total approximately $1 million. The bid letting process is now underway for those bridge projects.

Resolution #3-2018 was approved in which Elected Officials Deputy’s salaries were set. County Clerk Constance Gracey said this needs to be done every four years. Deputies of elected officials are able to earn up to 75% of the elected official’s salary. The Sheriff’s Department is an exception and deputy salaries may vary.

Zoning Administrator Darci Tibbs presented the year-end report. Little discussion followed but the board approved multiple appointments to the Planning Commission and the Board of Adjustments.

The meeting ended with the board going into Executive Session where no decisions were made.