Bridges and lawsuit make up commissioner agenda

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The Wayne County Commissioners met with Road Superintendent Mark Casey, held an executive session and approved  a fund transfer and memorandum at the Nov. 15 meeting. 

After approving the consent and regular agendas, the commissioners unanimously passed the Nebraska Historic Tax Credit Fee fund transfer. 

According to Wayne County Clerk Debra Finn, the fee of $4,086.42, 85% of the calculated tax credit, will go to the Nebraska Department of Revenue. 

Next, Casey, along with Mark Mainelli from Mainelli Wagner and Associates Inc., presented the commissioners with maps of bridges in the area to send for the County Bridge Match Program application #7. 

"We want to form a list in hopes we find and address those areas with the greatest need," Mainelli said. 

A total of $5 million is available for use in this round of projects, 40% of the total original budget. 

The Board also signed a resolution for a five-year Land Survey Corner Preservation contract. Each preserved corner reimbursement has increased in recent years from $100 to $300. 

County Attorney Amy Miller introduced a Memorandum of Understanding between Madison and Wayne County. This motion, which passed, acts as an annual agreement for the Nebraska Crime Commission's Community Based Juvenile Services Grant application.

Miller reported the grant fund will decrease by $30,000 across the district from last year. The agreement will still require the counties to provide the same services as before.

Finally, after a quick executive session, the commissioners agreed to take joint action defense on the case of Rick Hill versus Debra Finn, Wayne County Clerk, etal. The plaintiff hopes to require all 93 Nebraska counties to hand count ballots among other election issues.

The Commissioners will meet next in regular session on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 9 a.m. at the Wayne County Courthouse.

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