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The hiring of a road boss was discussed at Tuesday morning's County Supervisors meeting. The advertisement had not been published and was pending approval of County Attorney Joe Abler.
Another item on the agenda was brought to the table by Zoning Commissioner Char Carpenter. She requested the attachment of a fee on flood plain permits. Her suggestion was that the fee be set at $200 -$300. She said that when people build in a flood plain, they can potentially endanger people and property downstream.
Supervisor Greg Koinzen made a motion to set the fee at $25. It passed 4-3 with Kerkman, Williby, Bolling and Koinzan voting in favor and Schindler, Henery and Schwager voting against.
The preliminary levy requests from the fire district and townships were denied. The fire districts and townships will then set their own levy, if needed.
Another item on the agenda was the bid from the Berggren Architects firm about the repair of the courthouse east gable. After discussion on the work that needed to be done, supervisors decided to put it up for local bids before accepting their offer. The item was tabled until next week.
There was also a lengthy discussion of the road agreement between the county and Invenergy. Since the company has sold energy to other cities, Invenergy indicated concern about liability and asked that Prairie Breeze 2 and Prairie Breeze 3 be seen as two separate entities.
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Correction: The original story incorrectly said the motion on the flood plain permit failed. The Antelope County News regrets the error.