Supervisors Meet Discuss Safety, Zoning Regulations

The Kearney County Board of Supervisors met on Feb. 5 for its first meeting in the February at the courthouse. The first order of business for the county was to adopt new zoning regulation with regards to adult entertainment. The planning and zoning commission held a public hearing on the proposed change and there were no public comments either way so the commission brought it to the board for approval. The supervisors unanimously approved adding the adult entertainment regulations to the county zoning regulation.


The supervisors then turned their attention to safety of the courthouse and its employees. The safety committee has been meeting regularly and brought some proposals to bounce off the board to hear their opinions. The report indicated the entire building had been re-keyed and they were looking into a security system. The proposed system would install a monitoring system at the sheriff’s department and cameras and speakers install in the courthouse. Then additionally have panic buttons in each office and talk of a device each employee would wear with two levels of alerts to notify the sheriff’s office of potential threats. In addition, the roads department would also add some surveillance cameras outside the shop that would be able to be monitored by phone and also by the sheriff.


The supervisors heard all the recommendations and wanted to get some sort of spec sheet that they could provide potential vendors so they would have a way to bid the project.


The full article can be found in the February 13, 2013, edition of the Minden Courier.

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