Board of Equalization Considers Tax Exemptions

The Kearney County Board of Commissioners got right to business at their February 21 regular meeting. Weed Superintendent/Zoning Administrator Joe Anderson spoke to the board about the annual county-wide cleanup.

Anderson informed the board he had been in contact with the City of Minden and they are willing to cover half the cost of the cleanup as they have in the past. The board approved a motion to move forward with the county-wide cleanup on May 5 & 6, 2023 and to split the cost with the City of Minden.

Sharon Hueftle presented the SCEDD annual report. SCEDD worked with several businesses, individuals, communities, and groups in Kearney County in the past year to support the workforce with housing, community development, child care, and busi- ness support. In addition to these efforts, there are several upcoming projects that could affect Kearney County residents including a statewide digital equity plan.

A public hearing was opened for an administrative subdivision for Craig L. Reinke, Christine A. Schroeder, Burdon K. Reinke, and Steven L. Reinke. Anderson explained this is a typical subdivision to separate the farmhouse from the farmland for a sale. With no further comments the hearing was closed and the board approved a resolution for the administrative subdivision.

A public hearing for an administrative subdivision for Horan Family Farms LLC was opened. Anderson told the commissioners this is the same situation with a different applicant, they would like the farmhouse and farmland separated for sale. The hear- ing was closed and a resolution was approved for the administrative subdivision.

In other business the board approved minutes from the previous meeting and bills and claims for this meeting. The board also reviewed the rate change for court ap- pointed attorneys from $95 per hour to $115 per hour beginning July 1, 2023 and the NIRMA 2022 annual report.

Check out the March 1 edition of the Courier for full story.