BROKEN BOW – The Custer County Board of Supervisors convened on Tuesday, July 12 in a streamlined session that would see approvals for the price of securities, the price of security, and security at a price.
Five of the board’s seven members were present for the meeting; District Four’s Dwain Bryner and District Six’s Lynn Longmore were unable to attend. Still, the board had numbers enough to vote on the agenda items at hand.
Securing the roads for the upcoming Sandhills Open Road Challenge (SORC) was the heaviest topic; while the board had already approved the closure of the roads for the upcoming August race in November, there had been no formal resolution, an imperative to public safety and awareness, according to supervisor Don Olson, a one-time SORC committee member.
“A couple years ago there was a person who went around the block two or three times, through the barricade, and the Sheriff had to run them down.”
The board approved unanimously its middle of the month claims for all present districts as well as the Board of Equalization’s tax list corrections, overs and unders for the month.
Resolutions #22-2022 and #23-2022 also passed unanimously, which approved additional securities for the County Treasurer and County Clerk, respectively. In passing Resolution #24-2022, the board approved First Interstate Bank’s replacement of $510,000 in securities with $710,000 via the Federal National Mortgage Association.
The board then reviewed its contract with Iron Scales, the cybersecurity and email protection firm, which had raised its prices slightly per registered county email address.
The meeting was adjourned less than an hour after it came to order, at 9:55 a.m.
Next meeting, July 18 at 9 a.m., promises decisions of the recent property valuation hearings as well as a decision on a proposed, possibly federally-funded bridge project in Comstock. The meeting will be open to the public.