Wednesday, July 30, 2014
   
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County employee health insurance renewed

Mid-American Benefits will continue as the carrier for Dawson County employees.

At their meeting June 18, the Dawson County Commissioners renewed the contract.

In addition to presenting the May 2014 crime report, Dawson County sheriff Gary Reiber talked to commissioners about the prison rape elimination act and the changes jails must make under the law.

The act is a federal law that was passed to deal with the sexual assault of prisoners.

On another matter, the commissioners learned that there were no bids received for a county road 422 resurfacing project.

As a result, they will re-bid the project.

The commissioners also reappointed and appointed people to serve on three committees.

Barry McDiarmid of Gothenburg was reappointed to the Dawson County Visitors Committee for four years and Judy Andres of Cozad will serve on the Dawson County Visitors Committee for another four years.

John Grinde of Cozad was appointed to fulfill an unexpired term on the Veteran’s Service Committee.

In other business, Jay Edwards, from Edwards Business Solutions, updated a human resources plan with commissioners.

Commissioner P.J. Jacobson was appointed as the contact person for Edwards.

The commissioners also received an update from Brian Woldt about the installation of more phone lines in the courthouse.

Before the regular meeting, commissioners met as the Dawson County Board of Equalization and approved the following requests for tax corrections:

Don Earhart of Lexington to no longer pay taxes on a mobile home that burned.

Joseph Dodd of Sumner to no longer pay taxes on a mobile home that was moved from his property.

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