Published On: Fri, Mar 17th, 2017

Knox County Supervisors discuss road in Devils Nest area

CENTER — Maintenance on roads, a request to open a road in the Devils Nest area and a court case took up a large portion of the Knox County Supervisor meeting on March 9.
Board members had the opportunity to meet the new County 911 Coordinator during the meeting.
Heather Kienow, who lives on a farm in the Winnetoon area, took over as the 911 Coordinator on March 1.
Kienow, who is originally from Lincoln, had previously been a business manager for the Nebraska Dept. of Corrections and had worked for the Federal Surplus Property Program.
Sheriff Don Henery introduced the board members to Kienow.
“She has been doing a great job,” Henery said. “She works solely with the 911.  Her hours are flexible.”
Henery reminded board members a payment will be coming up on the new Motorola 911 equipment.
Thirty percent of the payment amount will come out of the Sheriff’s budget and the remaining amount will come out of the inheritance funds.
Hwy. Supt. Kevin Barta talked to board members about the bridge project that will be underway by the Nebraska Dept. of Roads on Hwy. 84 between Center and Bloomfield. A portion of Hwy. 84 west of Bloomfield will be shut down for 90 calendar days according to Barta.
“Work could be starting in April. They want to have it done before fair time,” he said.
The project will affect the county and township roads that traffic will be using during the construction period. Members of the Central Township Board had previously met with the Supervisors on concerns with the maintenance on township roads in the area.

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