Discussion about dissolving townships dominated the February 18 regular meeting of the Kearney County Board of Supervisors. Larry Dix from NACO attended the meeting to explain the process and to answer questions.
Dix reported many Counties have already dissolved their townships while several others are currently examining their options. He explained townships have become inactive and it is becoming increasingly more difficult to get people to run for and serve on township boards across the state.
This is the case in Kearney County where there are still vacancies on several township boards following the last election. Only Mirage Township is fully active with a full board, a budget, and the Axtell Public Library in its charge. No other township in Kearney County has any holdings or finances. All township roads became county roads in 1993.
see February 26 Courier for full story