The Cass County Board of Supervisors today (Wednesday), held a hearing on a proposed Ordinance to re-adopt the Cass County Code, the second reading of which was held during their meeting last week. Following the hearing, the Board move to re-adopt the Code. They also conducted a hearing on the proposed FY 2016 Cass County Budget, which was subsequently adopted, as well.
In other business, the Supervisors adopted the Secondary Roads Dept. FY2016 Budget, and acted on a recommendation from the County Compensation Board with regard to salaries for elected officers. Auditor Dale Sunderman reported the Compensation Board recommended a salary of $60,000 for the County Attorney, and $40,00 for the Assistant County Attorney, as well as 4-percent increase in salary for the Auditor, Recorder, Treasurer, Sheriff and Supervisors, along with a $1,000 increase for the Board of Supervisors Chairman.
The Supervisors, however, reduced the amounts by 25-percent for all but the County Attorney and Assistant County Attorney, and approved a 3-percent increase for the elected officers. The Auditor, Treasurer and Recorder will each receive a salary of $54,854, the Sheriff $70,491 and the Supervisors $28,632, with the Board Chair receiving a total of $29,632.
The Board also agreed to accept a bid from Oden Enterprises in Wahoo, NE., for sheet piling and piling for two bridges (#247 and an extra bridge to be installed after July 1st), in the amount of $52, 576.48. They also accepted a bid from Murphy Heavy Contracting Corporation in Anita, for the bridge #247 construction project, in the amount of $98,650.
And, the Board heard a request from Dave Chase with the Nishna Valley Trails Association, for $50,000 to go toward the development of Troublesome Creek Connector Trail in Cass County. They took no action on the request at their meeting. Earlier, the City of Atlantic took under consideration of a similar request for funds for the connector portion of the trail. On a related note, Supervisor Duane McFadden announced the Atlantic Lions Club will hold a pancake supper April 16th, with funds from your free-will donation being used toward the Connector Trail project.