GIS Workshop Support Contract Extended, Commissioners Confirm Their Pledge Towards Rural Workforce Housing Investment Fund

WAYNE – Both the Wayne County Board of Equalization and Board of Commissioners met Tuesday morning from the Courthouse meeting room.

To open the meeting, County Assessor Dawn Duffy was present to update the Board of Equalization about a listing of real property omitted from or corrected after the March 19 deadline. Also, 10 groups in Wayne were approved of their motor vehicle exemptions (First United Methodist Church, Grace Lutheran Church, Haven House Family Services, Mosaic, Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership Inc., Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department, Our Savior Lutheran Church, Providence Medical Center, Rainbow World and Wayne State Foundation).

During the Board of Commissioners meeting, a GIS Workshop support contract was approved. Duffy was back to talk about the computer system her office uses for the desktop portion of the website, and they were on a three-year contract before. But, if they would have stayed on the same contact prices would have gone up. So, the board approved a five-year contract with the rate of $7,160 per year.

Haven House is in the process of making a grant application to purchase a building. They approached the County Commissioners if they would consider moving the Department of Health of Human Services offices to their building. Commissioners decided the DHHS office should stay in house and with still two years on the contact are not prepared to move into another lease.

The office of Governor Pete Ricketts approved the funding allotment of $639,000 for the Rural Workforce Housing Investment Fund in May. Wayne County Commissioners approved $25,000 to go into the Wayne Community Housing Development Corporation fund from a previous meeting and will hold to their word in contributing that amount. The Village of Wakefield had said they would pledge $300,000 and the City of Wayne $200,000.

The next regularly scheduled Wayne County Board of Commissioners meeting will be on Tuesday, June 5 at 9 a.m.