Commissioners will consider setting date for public hearing | Local News

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners on Monday will consider setting a date for a public hearing to receive comments on the proposed 2017-18 fiscal year budget.

The board has scheduled a 2017-18 budget work session at the end of the regular meeting to begin the process of approving the new budget.

The commissioners will also consider setting a date for a public hearing to receive comments relating to setting the final tax request at a different amount than the prior tax year’s. On Monday, the commissioners will consider whether to approve exceeding the budget limit by an additional 1 percent for the 2017-18 budget.

The board plans a closed session to discuss deployment of security personnel and/or devices in the Lincoln County Courthouse, buildings owned or leased by the county, and its grounds. The agenda says the closed session is necessary to protect the public interest and to protect attorney-client privilege.

Also, the commissioners will discuss and consider

appealing the decision of the Nebraska Tax Equalization and Review Commission in a number of cases involving the Nebraska Cooperative Republican Platte Enhancement Project. N-CORPE had appealed several decisions of the Lincoln County Board of Equalization to the state commission.

The board will also consider:

» An interlocal agreement between Lincoln and Cheyenne counties for housing inmates at the Lincoln County Detention Center.

» Authorization for board Chairman Bill Henry to sign an amendment on a sub-award between Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services Child Support Enforcement and Lincoln County to extend the effective date to Sept. 30, 2018.

» Reappointment of Kurt Pieper, Zak Eickhoff and Steve Koch to the Lincoln County Planning Commission for three-year terms.

The meeting begins at 9 a.m. Monday in the Commissioners Room at the Lincoln…

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