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Wayne County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday

Posted: 01 September, 2015

By: Aaron Scheffler
WAYNE – Important topics were discussed during the Wayne County Board of Commissioners meeting this morning.
The Wayne County Board of Commissioners met for their regular scheduled board meeting Tuesday morning in the Wayne County Courthouse meeting room. The Board held a public hearing, accepted culvert bids, and gave consent on updates in the courtroom.
Board members held a Public Hearing to receive taxpayer support, opposition, or comments on the proposed final tax request.
There was no audience in attendance so the board approved the tax dollar request for Wayne Country. Total budget for 2015-2016 is $20,346,434.25 and the tax dollar request was $4,707,513.43, an increase of $35,243.85, or 0.75%.
Randy Larson, Chairman Commissioner, said the board did well holding the budget in line with the small increase.
“We are in the process in updating a lot of bridges,” said Larson. “And I think it is working well, I feel good about this year’s budget.”
Bids were awarded to Midwest Service and Sales out of Schuyler for three culvert projects in Wayne County. The culverts will be manufactured and brought to Wayne.
“There are two in Deans’ (Burbach) district and one in Jim’s (Rabe),” said Larson. “And when they deliver the culverts if it’s too late so we can’t do it this fall they will sit there till spring.”
The Wayne County Board of Commissioners gave their consent to both KimBerly Hansen, Clerk Magistrate, and Deb Allemann-Dannelly, Clerk of District Court, for courtroom updates.
Hansen brought to the boards’ attention a SX10 camera that will be purchased for the courtroom’s Cisco Jabber system. The price of the camera and installation will be $2,500 and will help out County and District Court.
Allemann-Dannelly was given consent to go ahead and start contacting Klein Electric out of Wakefield and Xtra Productions from Ewing to begin the speaker system update.
Kline Electric will come in and pull the speaker wiring and Extra Productions will put in the speaker system.
Chairman Larson said that both Kimberly and Deb have talked to the board in the past about an updated sound system and video. This will save money and time in transporting the prisoners.
“I think it’s a good move,” Larson mentioned. “I think it will expedite the trials as well as save the county money in the long run.”
The next Wayne County Board of Commissioners meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 15 at 9 a.m. in the Wayne County Courthouse meeting room.

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