Lancaster County Board of Commissioners Meeting August 22, 2023

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This article provides a detailed summary of the Lancaster County Board of Commissioners meeting that took place on August 22, 2023. It covers various items discussed during the meeting, including minutes approval, approval of claims, consent items, public hearings, and new business resolutions.

The Lancaster County Board of Commissioners held its meeting on August 22, 2023, with Chair Krista Yocum presiding. The meeting began with a recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by the location announcement in accordance with the Nebraska open meetings act. The meeting proceeded with the approval of the minutes of the previous meeting held on August 15, 2023. The minutes were approved unanimously.

The next item on the agenda was the approval of claims processed through August 22, 2023. The claims were approved unanimously. Following this, the board approved a claim to El Centro De Las Americas in the amount of $8,619.27 and a claim to Rabble Mill in the amount of $8,828.80. Commissioner Roma Amundsen abstained from voting on the claim to El Centro De Las Americas as she serves on their board.

Consent items were then discussed, which include routine business items expected to be adopted without dissent. Various amendments and county contracts were approved, including contracts for rental and cleaning services, guard rail repair and replacement services, fleet management software, lubricants supply, car rental services, wetland delineation permitting, and additional services for the Lancaster County Assessor Register of Deeds office. Additionally, right of way contracts and grant contracts with various organizations were approved.

The meeting then moved on to a public hearing for an application for a class YK liquor license for Ball Vineyard in Estates LLC, doing business as Capital View Winery and Vineyards. Desiree Ball, the applicant, presented her case, expressing her commitment to serving the community and making the winery a premier location. There were no objections from the public, and the public hearing was closed. The board approved the application for the liquor license and the corporate manager’s license for Desiree Ball.

New business resolutions were then addressed. The board approved a resolution to vacate certain portions of the right-of-way near the intersection of West fuchsia Street and Southwest 112th Street in Crete, Nebraska. They also approved a resolution to conduct a study regarding the vacation of a portion of Branched Oak Road between North 27th Street and North 40th Street.

The meeting continued with the approval of documents in support of the County’s application to the U.S. Department of Energy for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program. These documents included pre-award information and financial assistance certification and assurances.

Lastly, the board provided notice to the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy regarding the County’s plan for a pre-investigation assessment to be conducted at 210 Malcolm Road.

In conclusion, the Lancaster County Board of Commissioners meeting on August 22, 2023, covered various items, including the approval of minutes, claims, consent items, and new business resolutions. The board also held a public hearing for a liquor license application and approved documents in support of a grant application. The meeting showcased the board’s dedication to serving the community and making important decisions for the county’s benefit.

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