County Board May 12 meeting
By GREG SCELLIN
The Fillmore County Board of Supervisors worked through a light agenda at the board’s first regularly-scheduled meeting in May. Supervisors Jeff Neiman and Larry Cerny, along with Fillmore County Clerk Amy Nelson appeared in person in the board meeting room at the Fillmore County Courthouse, while supervisors Mark Lightwine, Kenny Harre, Wade Sluka, Merle Noel and Ralph Graham appeared via ZOOM meetings.
Among the items on the May 12 agenda were:
• Jerad Reimers gave an update from Congressman Adrian Smith’s Grand Island office. Noel asked Reimers for any comment on whether Smithfield Foods in Crete, which is owned by Chinese interests and mainly makes IHOP sausage and Smithfield bacon, sends raw pork to China and it comes back to the U.S. processed.
• Black Hills Nebraska Gas Utility Co., LLC, will be burying two-inch natural gas pipelines in 28 locations in Fillmore County.
• Several representatives with Glenwood Telecommunications talked via ZOOM to the local county board. Plans call for building a fiber ring from Sutton to Fairmont and then south to Geneva and Hebron. The Blue Hill-based company also plans to keep the Geneva office location open and will be involved in the local community.