County board opposes LB 561

By GREG SCELLIN, Signal Editor

The Fillmore County Board of Supervisors cruised through a light agenda at the board’s regularly-scheduled meeting last week. Some of the items on the February 26 agenda included:

• The supervisors agreed to send a letter to all Nebraska state senators urging them to oppose LB 561. Fillmore County Board Chairman Larry Cerny said he encourages everyone to attend the hearing this Thursday on the bill at the State Capitol Building in Lincoln. “I think it’s a real good idea to send a letter to each of these senators,” Cerny said. “And, I hope we have a good sized group up there—the more the better.”

• Fillmore County landowner Randal Williams talked with the county board about a proposed dam project of the Little Blue NRD that would affect some of his farmland and his home place. Several roads in Fillmore and Thayer county would need to be closed if the project on the Big Sandy Creek is started. Williams said the project, which would have a center point of about one mile south of the Fillmore/Thayer county line just east and north of the village of Davenport, has been in the works since the 1970s. He said a study on the proposed ground-water recharge project is scheduled to be completed in September of this year.

• Tim Horst with Ducks Unlimited outlined a DU easement project that is taking place near County Road 18 and County Road G in northeast Fillmore County. Horst said enough water falls on the 80 acres already to satisfy DU’s needs.

• Five companies submitted bids for a lighting project for all offices in the Fillmore County courthouse except the treasurer’s office, which has already recently undergone some lighting updates. Sutton Electric of Sutton was the apparent low bidder with a bid of $17,500.

• A household hazardous waste collection day is planned for Friday, March 22, from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Fillmore County Shop location.

• Cerny reported to the board that the carpets have recently been cleaned at the former Fillmore County Hospital location and he has contacted several area contractors for ideas on how to construct new offices in the former medical center. New phone service has yet to be installed at the location.

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