The Kearney County Board of Supervisors wrapped up business for the year during their regular meeting on December 21.
County Attorney Melodie Bellamy informed the board Central Nebraska Drug Court is transitioning from local to state control. Initially the transition was going to be gradual to maintain local control for as long as possible, but Hall County has sped up the time line. Hall County had employed the Central Nebraska Drug Court employees, but they recently voted to give up fiscal control.
With the new state control, Drug Court will operate through the probation office. There may be some changes in the contributions Kearney County is asked to provide but the service should remain largely the same.
Highway Superintendent Randy Smith presented the board with an application and certificate for payment to Midlands for the bridge project on 23 Road. Included was a change order to reflect the project supplies provided by the County. Smith informed the board parapets and guard rails will be added to the bridge as requested by several citizens. The board approved the application and certificate for payment, the change order, and the certificate of substantial completion.
see December 29 Courier for full story