Board to discuss seeking a NGPC grant
In their final meeting as a three-member body, Lincoln County commissioners Monday will review the process of seeking a Nebraska Game and Parks Commission grant to further assist connection of hiking-biking trails along West State Farm Road.
The meeting begins at 9 a.m. in the commissioners’ room at the Lincoln County Courthouse, 301 N. Jeffers St.
The County Board’s trails discussion follows last Monday’s $10,000 award from the Union Pacific Railroad’s Community Ties Giving Program to the North Platte Trails Network. Leaders of the group plan to apply that money toward linking trail segments along South Buffalo Bill Avenue and the University of Nebraska’s West Central Research and Extension Center.
Commissioners plan to discuss the application process and the county’s obligations if it receives a Game and Parks grant toward the project, according to the board’s agenda. Part of West State Farm Road in that area lies outside North Platte’s city limits.
In other business, the board will consider a resolution reaffirming the county’s juvenile diversion program and sit as the county board of equalization to consider approving “certificates of correction and refund” submitted by the County Assessor’s Office.
Monday’s meeting will be the last before current Commissioners Joe Hewgley, Duane Deterding and Bill Henry are joined by two additional County Board members authorized by voters Nov. 6. The new District 4 and 5 commissioners, whom a special three-member committee expects to appoint later Monday, are scheduled to be sworn in before the board’s Dec. 17 meeting.
Lincoln County has operated with three commissioners for 152 years, since the former Shorter County was reorganized and renamed for President Abraham Lincoln. The first county election was held on Oct. 9, 1866.