Published On: Thu, Jul 6th, 2017

Knox County Supervisors accept bridge bid

CENTER  — Four protests on Knox County valuations have now been filed. One protest involves a small acreage and three are on Ag land.
Close to 7,475 valuation notices had been mailed out to property owners before June 1 of this year. Protests had to be filed before the end of June.
Bids were opened for construction on a three span 91.9 foot concrete deck slab bridge during the June 29 Supervisor meeting. The bridge is located approximately one-half mile north of Creighton on 873 Road, between 530 Ave. and 531 Ave. The date of completion for the project was set at Nov. 1, 2017.
The five bids that had been received ranged from a low bid of just over $396,000 up to the high bid that was over $545,000.
Board members agreed to accept the low bid of $396,372 that was submitted by Theisen Construction, Norfolk.
Knox County will receive close to $150,000 in state funding for the bridge project through the Nebraska Department of Roads County Bridge Match Program.
Knox Co. Hwy. Supt. Kevin Barta and a representative from Mainelli Wagner and Associates sat in on the bid opening.
“I appreciate all of the bids,” Barta said. “There was a big range of prices with  these five bids.”
The Knox County oil crew has now moved to the Wausa area, according to Barta.
The crew will be grinding some bad spots and will do some overlay work out by the dehy plant.
“Some tiling probably needs to be done along that stretch of road,” Barta said.
When the oil crew is done by Wausa, they will be moving to area by Winnetoon.
The bridge crew has finished the bridge project by Wausa and is now working on a bridge east of Bloomfield.
A report on Collection of Taxes was submitted by Sheriff Don Henery.
Twenty-five distress warrants in the amount of $14,259.61 in delinquent personal property taxes Oct. 27, 2016-June 15, 2017, had been issued. The total amount of $14,259.61 had been collected.
Action was taken on the reappointment of LeRoy Clausen to the Veterans Service Committee for another five year term.
Board members placed their approval on two administrative plat applications.
Zoning Administrator Liz Doerr talked to board members about the applications.
Curtis Nielsen had submitted an application for a boundary adjustment on a 117.86 acre tract in the N1/2 and the SW1/4 Sec 14, T31N, R7W.
Brian Blatchford application is for a lot combination for zoning purposes on Lot 6 and south 35 ft. of Lot 7, Elkhorn Ridge, in Sec 15, T33N, R2W.
“This is near the Lake. He will be buying the south 35 feet of Lot 7,” Doerr said.