BROKEN BOW — The Custer County Board of Supervisors held a marathon meeting on Tuesday to discuss how the budget for the coming year would be allocated and balanced. All members were present.
Donna Glendy of the Seven Valleys Historical Society approached the board with an increased demand for her organization due to tumultuous circumstances that most of the county knew all too well.
“We know our insurance will likely increase next year given the hail damage we have suffered. The annex alone suffered approximately $43,000 in hail damage.
Glendy pointed out that the Seven Valleys Historical Society had not asked for a raise in many years and cited a total of 147 holes in the roof of one of the museum’s four buildings as one of the reasons for the increase. increase in demand. The figure she arrived at was $8,000 for the year, with an additional one-time $10,000 to help with repairs and insurance coverage.
After a short deliberation, supervisor Bobby Myers succinctly paraphrased the general sentiment of the board. “I like old stuff. I think the story is pretty big, and we got some money left for things like that. His motion to approve Glendy’s request was amended to include an additional one-time sum of $15,000, $5,000 on top of the original request. It was adopted, unanimously and forcefully.
The Ag Society and Cliff Township were two other recipients of royalty demands; The council gave the former a 3% raise from last year, and the latter a one-time raise to help pay off the township’s disaster loan.
Resolutions 33-2022, 32-2022 and 31-2022 were approved unanimously. Resolution 31 dealt with title substitutions for the Nebraska State Bank, 32 with a direct route survey petition on Route #47 resulting in partial closure of the East-West Artery, and 31 with a declaration of certain items in county office inventory as surplus.
Salaries for office workers for the coming fiscal year were also discussed; a 3% increase was shuffled around. The board voted to pay the remaining balance of the Judicial Center’s bond, approximately $810,000, not including interest; Supervisor Stunkel threw the only no.
The afternoon was spent adjusting and reviewing the budget for the year.
The next Supervisors meeting will be after Labor Day, September 13th. As always, the meeting is open to all members of the community.