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Commissioners reject museum bid

Architect working on lower estimate

One facet of the Dawson County Historical Museum renovation project is at a stand- still.

Dawson Area Development community development coordinator Deb Jensen said that two bids were received by Miller & Associates Consulting Engineers of Kearney to install an exterior door but both bids were rejected because they were too high, Jensen said, at a Dawson County commissioners meeting Oct. 1.

She added that the architect from Miller’s is working with the museum coming up with a different price for the project.

“The price may be through sealed bids or different ways of procuring prices,” Jensen said.

When a new price is reached, the bid will be presented to the commissioners for approval.

In other business Kevin Luther, an Overton resident would like the speed limit of 50 miles per hour reduced by the Overton Golf Club to 40 miles per hour.

Commissioners directed Dawson County road superintendent Jon Mooberry to get a traffic study on the road and present his findings to the board of commissioners Nov. 1.

On a related matter, Luther’s property was rezoned. It is now rural instead of agricultural.

On another matter, commissioners agreed on a mutual aid arrangement between Dawson County and the Gothenburg and Farnam rural fire departments.

The arrangement states that if equipment is needed by either fire department, Dawson County can provide equipment to help in fighting the fire but there are limitations in use of the equipment.

In other business, the board:

instructed emergency manager Brian Woldt to contact CenturyLink for backup Internet services in the courthouse.

approved Johna Steuhm as the manager of the liquor license at Jay Bros. truck stop south of Overton.

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