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Four people have expressed interest in the vacant treasurer's position in Antelope County.
County Supervisors discussed the applications during their meeting on
Supervisors will interview the applicants during the June 9 meeting and plan to appoint the new treasurer then.
Applications were received by current interim treasurer Deb Branstiter, along with Kathie Chance, Michelle Hawk and Diana Borer.
Other topics at the meeting included a Road Agreement Amendment with Invenergy. The wind tower project, Prairie Breeze II, is currently working to expand with 20 more towers in about 30 different locations. To get access to these new locations, they require more roads than was stated in their agreement. Invenergy will be responsible for maintaining the roads for as long as they are in construction. Before they leave the area, Invenergy must leave the roads in as good or better condition than when they started. Traffic on the roads will travel in a loop to minimize truck’s passing each other on narrow roads. The motion passed with LeRoy Kerkman abstaining.
Other road work that is needed for the project is the building of two temporary bridges over current low-grade bridges. The bridges that are in place now don’t allow for heavy equipment to cross. The new bridges will be elevated 2 1/2 feet above the existing bridges and will include a guard rail. The motion passed pending an inspection by Brian McDonald, Antelope County Highway Supervisor.