Nemaha County Sheriff’s Office Service Fees Were Okayed by Commissioners
A resolution to set service fees for the Nemaha County Sheriff’s Office was approved Wednesday, Feb. 13, by the county commissioners.
The fee schedule recommended by Sheriff Brent Lottman is as follows:
–Copy of reports, up to eight pages, black and white, $2 and 25 cents each for additional pages.
–Photocopy, black and white, 25 cents per page.
–Photocopy, color, $1 per page.
–Copy of photographs, color, up to six per page, $1 per page.
–Photographs on a compact disc, $8 per compact disc.
–Reprints of film photographs, 75 cents each plus processing costs.
–Fingerprinting, per two cards or application, $5, reprints free.
–Administrative fee for towing and storage, excluding evidence, $10.
–Storage fee for impounded vehicles, excluding evidence, $10 per day.
–Animal impoundment fee, pursuant to enforcement of city ordinance, $20.
Stop Sign Northwest of Auburn
A resolution was approved to install a stop sign at the intersection of 638 Avenue and 730 Road for southbound traffic.
Last fall, landowners petitioned the commissioners to request a four-way stop sign at the intersection, which is one mile north of Sheridan Cemetery, west of Auburn. There was a sign for northbound traffic but no sign for southbound drivers. In October, the commissioners directed Mainelli Wagner & Associates to perform an engineering study on the intersection. The engineers recommended installing a stop sign for southbound traffic.
Agree to Participate in Updating FEMA Plan
An agreement was approved to participate in updating the Nemaha Natural Resources District (NNRD) Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) hazard mitigation plan. Chairman Bob Hutton was authorized to sign the agreement.
Information from Bob Hilske, Nemaha Natural Resources District general manager, indicated the plan was approved by FEMA officials in March 2010. An update was by March 2015. NNRD officials have applied for funding assistance to help cover 75 percent of the cost to complete the update. The NNRD board asked Hilske to verify that all five counties involved are participating in the update.
Last time, Nemaha County’s contribution was $5,050, based largely on county population. If the same formula was used for the update, it was anticipated each county’s portion would be about 60 percent of the previous contribution. The actual amount of the contribution to update the plan will not be determined until officials of all entities involved meet and agree on a formula. Besides Nemaha County, the plan includes Otoe, Johnson, Pawnee and Richardson counties and the NNRD. Hilske said a meeting won’t be scheduled until after NNRD officials learn if the funding assistance grant was approved. If the NNRD does not receive the grant, officials would have to decide how or if they plan to complete the update, he said.
County officials working together with the NNRD eliminated the need for each county and municipality to create its own plan, saving taxpayers thousands of dollars, Hilske explained.
A resolution was approved to subdivide a .6875 acre tract of land for St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hickory Grove, southwest of Auburn.
The resignation of Bryan Bohling, District 3 County Roads employee, was accepted with regret. The resignation took effect Friday, Feb. 8.
Walt Boring advised commissioners he would like input in hiring Bohling’s replacement. Boring was told he would receive input to a certain extent.
The earliest a replacement would be hired is late March. Boring said one individual had expressed interest. The commissioners recommend anyone interested should complete an application.
Alan Hein of Hein Construction, Fairbury, visited with the commissioners about joint sealing and random crack sealing on concrete roads. Those roads involved are from Brownville to Cooper Nuclear Station and along Industrial Road, north of Auburn. This work was not done previously on Industrial Road.