Board of Supervisors: Mar 10


Property owners from both Washington and Douglas County are not happy with a plan by the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District and the Army Corps of Engineers to place a dry dam on the Thomas Creek in southern Washington County. A few of those property owners are hiring a University of Nebraska Professor to do an independent survey of the area. They spoke with the Washington County Board of Supervisor’s yesterday afternoon.

The supervisors, in their previous meeting approved a letter of opposition to what is termed Dam Site 10. The study presented by the NRD and Corps last month was based on material from other studies that were several years old. The alternate study to be done will be presented to the elected representatives of the area in federal government.

Also at yesterday’s board of supervisor’s meeting, conversation on the parking problems at the court house – several parking spaces are in use for construction purposes. Jared Schleifer with Weitz Construction says the project should be finished by mid May, at that time parking problems should be alleviated.

The Sheriff’s k-9 officer is retiring. Sheriff Mike Robinson says the dog has served for over six years and is having some medical problems. The Board of Supervisors approved the retirement of the dog. An agreement will be signed turning the dog over to its previous handler.

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