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By Forrest Hershberger
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

County Approves Bridge Project

 

March 23, 2018



The Cheyenne County Commissioners revisited a County Bridge Match Program Grant at its meeting this week. The program is for a bridge nine miles north and one mile west of Lodgepole.

The commissioners previously discussed the project and the use of conduits versus a box culvert. The issue in the last discussion is if cattle would use the six-foot round conduit to cross between pastures. Commissioner Philip Sanders talked with other land owners and county commissioners who reported no problems with the conduit pipes. Monday, Sanders reported talking with a commissioner from another county who said cattle passing through conduit pipes is “not a problem.”

The bridge project was approved 3-0.

The commissioners also reviewed and approved bridge project 7S Sidney at Cow Creek.

The commissioners also met with County Assessor Sybil Prosser regarding the Potter Historical Foundation. The discussion focused on the second floor of the building housing various ventures including Community art and “Duck Bowling.”

“When you rent out Duck Bowling, all the money goes back into Duck Bowling,” Sybil Prosser said.

The bottom floor is not tax exempt.

The commissioners voted to approve tax exempt status of the second floor of the building.

The commissioners also approved an agreement with Audrey Elliott to renew an Guardian ad Litern contract. The contract increases compensation from about $63,000 to $79,360. County Attorney Paul Schaub noted an increase in the number of juvenile cases. The agreement in 2017 saved the county about $20,000.

“She’s doing a great job,” said commissioner Darrell Johnson.

The commissioners also approved a contract and legal publication to establish a Conflicts Attorney position, and legal publication to establish the position. Schaub said a court can’t have the same attorney represent multiple defendants in the same case. Presently, the judge appoints a second judge at an hourly rate.

The commissioners also agreed to sell Lots 9 and 10, Block “I,” Nelson’s Second Addition to Gurley.

“Everything is a green light,” said Schaub.

The property will be published to set a fair market value.

 

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