Monday, May 21, 2018
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Crossing Fellowship denied tax exemption

The Crossing Fellowship of Gothenburg was denied a request for an exemption on personal property by the Dawson County Board of Equalization.

County clerk Karla Zlatkovsky said the church was turned down because construction of the church on land south of Hilltop Estates has not progressed.

Zlatkovsky said church officials could bring back the issue to commissioners in 30 days to explain their intent.

Dawson County Commissioners make up the equalization board and met on May 15.

After meeting as the equalization board, members adjourned and met again as commissioners.

One item on the agenda was the swearing in of Steve Zerr of Sumner as the new Dawson County Veterans Service officer.

Zerr replaces Earl Linn who had the position for 10 years.

On another matter, commissioners re-appointed Marvin Goldsmith of Lexington to the Dawson County Visitor’s Bureau for a four-year term.

3 Brothers Vineyard and Winery will be able to sell wine at the Johnson Lake Wine & Art Festival on June 14 after commissioners granted the Farnam winery a special license to serve alcohol.

The commissioners also decided to submit an emergency management program grant which helps pay for much of the budget of the county emergency management office, Zlatkovsky said.

On another matter, commissioners discussed an emergency clause which would allow them to repave the road north from Highway 30 past the Cozad Country Club since Paulsen Inc. has its equipment in the area.

However the issue was tabled until more information is available, Zlatkovsky said.

In other business, commissioners:

learned that the agricultural society is upgrading bathrooms in buildings at the county fairgrounds.

received an update by county emergency management director Brian Woldt about replacement of computers in the courthouse.

heard about the Parent Child Center from director Melanie Gomez who also requested $10,000 for the next budget year. No action was taken.

Sally Vaughn, Region II Human Services director, and Vickie Prillaman, agency administrator, also updated commissioners about their agency that serves Dawson and other counties.

listened to crime reports for April presented by sheriff Gary Reiber.

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