The Dawson County Commissioners on Thursday appointed a person to complete County Treasurer Sharon Wood’s term. Wood gave the Commissioner’s her letter of resignation in mid-July. Her resignation becomes effective Dec. 31, 2016. The Commissioners recently interviewed four candidates. Commissioner Dennis Rickertsen praised the applicants for their interviews…
“I felt like we had four really good applicants. I was pleased with that fact and all of them gave what we’d consider to be good interviews. We had to pick one. I guess I would move that we appoint Victoria Clements to fill out Sharon’s term…(of) two years.”
Victoria Clements is employed by Great Western Bank in Lexington. The interviews were conducted on Aug. 23.
Wood said in her July 15 letter of resignation that her retirement will complete 18 years as Dawson County Treasurer and an additional 18 years as an employee for the Dawson County Sheriff. Wood will have served four and one-half terms as county treasurer when she leaves office. She will be leaving the position with with two-years left in her current four-year term.
In action taken by the Dawson County Board on Thursday:
— A motion was made and the Commissioners approved an additional 1% increase to the budget base. Commissioner Bill Stewart says it’s something that’s done every year, but he doesn’t believe it’s ever been used. It’s a move that puts the county in a better position to deal with a budget emergency.
— A motion was made and approved setting the county levy authority for various entities including the Dawson County Agricultural Society, cemetery districts, hospital districts and fire districts.
— The board appointed Yvonne Rickertsen to represent the county at the Nebraska Cooperative Government Lottery annual meeting.
— Chief Deputy Sheriff Mike Hudson agreed to serve as the county member at-large on the Two Rivers Public Health Department Board replacing Kerry Teetor.
— The County advertised for bids for a vehicle for the Assessor’s Office, but received no bids. The Commissioners will have the County Clerk put out another public notice for bids.
— The Commissioners approved an agreement for an 80-20 cost share for federal funds for a Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District Bridge project south of Cozad. A resolution for the Cozad Southwest Program Agreement was approved unanimously. Central Public Power will pick up the county’s share.
— The Commissioners received notice that the Planning Commission recommended approval of a conservation easement between Central Platte NRD and R & S Farms, Inc. The Commissioners approved the designation. The parcel of land is located south of Darr.