The Kearney County Board of Supervisors discussed a bill related to the sewer backup at the jail during the June 4 meeting. Sheriff Scott White, Minden City Administrator Matt Cederburg, and City Utilities Superintendent Ryan Hurst were present to explain.
A T-shirt, sock, and other detritus was discovered in the line when investigating a sewer backup at the jail. The City of Minden was unable to remove the obstructions completely with their own tools and had to call in Johnson Service Company to jet and vac the line. The bill for the service was $1,000.
The outside line was also found to be collapsed. The line was replaced and cement work done with a bill of $6,500 sent to the County. The City asked the supervisors if they would pay the Johnson Service Company bill for $1,000.
see June 12 Courier for full story