Commissioners To Act On Wayne County Convention & Visitors Bureau Lodging Tax Grant Applications

WAYNE – Several lodging tax grant applications will seek approval during the Wayne County Board of Commissioners regularly scheduled meeting.

From the Wayne County Courthouse courtroom, the meeting will first begin at 9 a.m. on Tuesday with the Wayne County Board of Equalization acting on personal property corrections.

Then at 9:05 a.m., the Wayne County Board of Commissioners will begin their meeting first by addressing the nine Wayne County Convention and Visitors Bureau Committee recommendations.

The seven lodging tax grant applications which were approved previously were $1,500 for Elkhorn Valley Bank Northeast Nebraska Shootout held on December 28-30, 2021; $500 for Winside Fire & Rescue Omelet & Pancake Feed on February 13, 2022; $375 for the Wakefield Party sponsored by Wakefield Progressive on June 4, 2022; $375 for “Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday” performed at The Little Red Hen Theatre on March 11, 12 & 13, 2022; $375 for “Elvis Rock N’ Remember with Joseph Hall” performed at The Little Red Hen Theatre on April 22 & 23, 2022; $1,300 for Cars-N-Carroll Show & Shine on September 25, 2022 and $500 for Carroll Volunteer Fire Department Pancake & Omelet Feed on March 13, 2022.

The two being denied was a grant for ‘That Ain’t Right’, Wayne Area Women for Humanity celebration on June 19, 2022 as well as the St. Mary’s Fish Fry on April 1, 2022.

Sandra Hansen will be present to discuss with possible action on a proposed grant work contract. This would be through the American Rescue Plan Act funding.

Mark Casey, Highway superintendent will then provide an update on the county bridge match projects (CBMP). A public hearing is being scheduled for Tuesday, February 1 at 10:30 a.m. and Casey will also be addressing the Wayne County one and six year plan.

Haystack Wind Energy representatives will also be on hand for general discussion to close out the meeting.