Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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Bid accepted for bridge near Overton

Dawson Co. commissioners give okay to federal project

Commercial Construction Inc. of Lincoln was the successful bidder of three companies to replace a bridge southwest of Overton.

The Dawson County Commissioners, at a May 1 meeting, accepted the bid as chosen by federal officials.

County clerk Karla Zlatkovsky said the bid was for $409,528. The other bid prices were not available.

In other action, commissioners voted to authorize deputy county attorney Kate Gatewood to appeal an unemployment benefits issue to district court.

The vote came after an eight-minute closed session officials said was necessary to protect public interest.

Commissioners also approved a special designated license for Mac’s Creek Winery of Lexington to serve alcohol at the Johnson Lake Wine & Art Festival on June 10.

During a committee report, commissioner PJ Jacobson said that the Region II West Central Nebraska Area Agency on Aging board had met and voted to raise allocation costs to counties by 4%.

Jacobson said he voted against the raise.

Before the regular meeting, commissioners met as the Dawson County board of equalization and approved a request for a tax exemption on real and personal property for Trinity Lutheran Church.

A new church will be built west of the Gothenburg City Cemetery.

The board also granted a request for a tax correction by LaVaughn Lauby of Lexington.

In other regular meeting business, commissioners:

learned that the road department needs a new motor grader.

heard that new legislation dealing with the Nebraska airport zoning act could affect the Gothenburg, Cozad and Lexington airports.

listened to a representative tell about enzymes that stabilize roads. Whether or not to invest in the product was referred to the road committee.

On an unrelated matter, commissioners talked about re-paving the road to the Cozad Golf Course from Highway 30 north to a bridge. No action was taken.

were given an update on the Two Rivers Public Health Department.