Antelope County residents may soon be able to view their tax information online.
County Treasurer Deb Branstiter told supervisors at their meeting on Tuesday that she is working on updating office technology to include access to a site called Nebraska Taxes Online. This site allows anyone to look at the public record of paid or delinquent taxes of any property in the county. It also calculates interest and could save residents a trip to the treasurer's office.
This would be the first step to letting customers pay their taxes online with a credit card. However, if a credit card is used, a convenience fee of 2.9% would be charged to the customer. This system would cost the county $127 per month and would change annually, depending on the land parcels in the county. The county board gave Branstiter the green light to figure this into her budget, to be finalized at a later time.
Supervisors also discussed surplus items in their county barns that they plan to liquidate. The sale will be through Big Iron, an online auction company. Some of the items to be sold include a 2005 Ford pickup with a bad motor, an Allis Chalmers tractor and mower, a 1989 John Deere Maintainer and a five-yard Gravel Truck. They will further discuss the items and gather the titles at their next meeting in preparation for the sale.
Another item on Tuesday's agenda was using the gazebo in front of the courthouse for a sitting area for employee breaks and lunches. Supervisors discussed putting down outdoor carpeting and bringing in a picnic table and chairs from the old jail.
Supervisors also had their quarterly visit to the jail after the meeting on Tuesday. Greg Koinzen, Leroy Kerkman and Charlie Henery were the three volunteers touring the jail.