Board Of Commissioners To Address Convention & Visitors Bureau Recommendations Prior To Valuation Protests

WAYNE – Following Tuesday morning’s regularly scheduled Wayne County Board of Commissioners meeting, valuation protest hearings are set for the afternoon.

From the Wayne County Courthouse courtroom, the commissioners will open July 20 at 9 a.m. taking action on several Wayne County Convention & Visitors Bureau (WCCVB) Committee recommendations.

The Lodging Tax Grant Applications include WakeFest (formerly known as Balloons-N-BBQ) on August 21; ‘Shrek The Musical’ that was held July 15 – 18, ‘Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal’ taking place on November 5 as well as ‘A Very Die Hard Christmas’ scheduled for December 9 – 11 all at the Little Red Hen Theatre in Wakefield; ‘Shakespeare Outdoors’ in Wakefield from September 3 – 4; Area 5 Senior Baseball Tournament & Jr/Sr State Tournaments hosted by Wayne Baseball Legion Post 43 July 23 – 28 (Area 5 at Hank Overin); Bressler-Fest Music in the Park in Wayne July 11, September 12, 19, 26 and October 3; ‘Virtue Always Triumphs at Bressler Park in Wayne on July 30 – 31; News Channel Nebraska Picture Nebraska: Wayne County (July 2021) as well as Nebraska Life Magazine Cooperative Aid.

One recommendation was denied by WCCVB being the Wakefield Field Party that was held on June 12. The application was not tuned in on time.

Sheriff Jason Dwinell will update the board on return of distress warrants along with disposal of the older cruisers and equipment.

An action item that Wayne County Board of Commissioners will address includes financial audit proposals for the years ending June 30, 2021; 2022 and 2023 submitted by Porter & Company, PC and Nebraska State Auditor.

The commissioners will also discuss and look to take action on a resolution opposing Executive Order #14008 from President Biden, setting a goal of conserving at least 30 percent of our lands and waters by 2030.

Highway Superintendent, Mark Casey will then close the meeting with road and bridge updates while confirming dates of August 13 – 14 for the Scrap Tire Recycling event.


Moving into the afternoon during the Wayne County Board of Equalization meeting, valuation protest hearings are scheduled for 1 p.m. back in the courtroom. Four protests are scheduled from James & Sharyn Paige; Robert Lane; Michelle L. Miller and George Gurnett.