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Commissioners discuss late bill privately, approve lake trail addition

The Dawson County Commissioners opened Friday’s meeting with a closed session to consider litigation against Gothenburg attorney Steve Windrum over a past-due surveyor’s bill.

Open session resumed after four minutes of discussion with no action taken.

After county attorney Kate Gatewood approved an addendum of an existing easement agreement, the commissioners voted in favor of additional roadside pavement for a stretch of trail near Johnson Lake.

The open meeting continued with the monthly crime report from Dawson County Sheriff Gary Reiber.

After the report, a motion to authorize commissioner chair Bill Stewart to sign a contract between Dawson County and the Nebraska Department of Corrections in regards to housing inmates was approved.

Stewart was also to sign an addendum to the SCALES contract, which adds Merrick County to the agreement. The contract deals with shared law enforcement resources between counties.

In other action, the commissioners voted to allow the Overton Golf Club a special liquor license for Saturday, Sept. 13. The course will be allowed to sell alcohol until 2 a.m. because Nebraska plays at Fresno State that day, with kickoff starting at 9:30 p.m.

On another matter, the commissioners authorized the signing of an agreement with the United States Department of Agriculture that makes Seth Tauson head of animal control in Dawson County.

The commissioners will meet again on Monday, Sept. 1.

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