The county is not quite ready to receive bids for replacement of the section of South River Road that was destroyed by the flood of 2015.
Commissioners Chairman Joe Hewgley said minor details of the easement need to be taken care of and “we don’t want to get the cart ahead of the horse.”
At their last meeting, Lincoln County commissioners set a date to receive bids, but they plan to consider a new date this Monday.
They will also consider continuing a hearing on ousted County Treasurer Lorie Koertner. They had set a date of June 24 to determine whether she neglected her duties in that office, and whether to make her removal permanent. In the meantime, the office of the Nebraska Auditor of Public Accounts is conducting an attestation of the County Treasurer’s Office. Hewgley said the continuance is to ensure that the attestation is completed and that Koertner has time to review it before the hearing.
After the auditor’s draft is completed, the county will have an opportunity to respond before the report is made public. At Monday’s meeting, commissioners will consider appointing two of their members to review the draft once it is available, then recommend a response for the board.
In other business, commissioners will:
» Receive claims and treasurer’s receipts.
» Receive fee reports submitted by the county clerk, clerk of district court and register of deeds.
» Consider authorizing the chairman to sign a right-of-way permit for Century Link and a right-of-way permit for Consolidated Cos., Inc.
» Consider accepting a notice of termination from Thomas County for veterans office services. Lincoln County has been providing the services, but now Thomas County plans to contract with Logan County.
» Consider certificates of correction and refund, if any, as submitted by the county assessor.
» Consider appointing Jeff Boeka to the North Platte/Lincoln County Visitors Bureau Advisory Board to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Barb Fear.
» Hear an update by Pam Mann, executive director of Region II Human Services.
» Consider a tort claim submitted by Lexie Dillard.
» Consider authorizing the chairman to sign a contract with Figgins Construction Co., Inc., for Project No. LCDOR-2019-02, three miles of armor coating. They accepted the bid from Figgins May 29.
» Conduct a closed session regarding pending litigation.
» Hear an update by Aflac representative Sarah Keim.
» Hear concerns from elected officials, department heads and their representatives.
The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. A complete agenda, with time listings, is at co.lincoln.ne.us. Click on “Meeting/Agenda.