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By Forrest Hershberger
Publisher, Sun-Telegraph 

County Commissioners Approve Gravel Permit


September 29, 2021 | View PDF

The Cheyenne County Commissioners on Sept. 20 approved a permit for Pit Acres, LLC.

Prior to approval of the Conditional Use Permit, the commissioners held a public hearing for public input in favor or against the permit.

In discussion between company representatives and the commissioners, the question was proposed to allow a one-day use of Cheyenne County Road 99.

“I don't have a problem with it,” said commissioner Phil Sanders.

The petition for a one-day use of CR 99 is to save travel related to a missile road project. The next project is expansion of Interstate 80, according to discussion.

Commissioner Randy Miller stood against the one-day proposal. He said he wants to follow the conditions as approved by the Planning Commission, or send the issue back to the Planning Commission for review. Company representatives said they are willing to follow the permit as approved. As approved the trucks would be on county roads about 10 miles further than using CR 99.

The commissioners also met with Randy Mathewson regarding County Road 24 in Section 20, Township 14, Range 52.

Mathewson said he is ready to build fence.

“There's no existing record of easement,” said Mathewson.

Mathewson and the commissioners also discussed the possibility of installing cattle guards on the road. They also discussed imminent domain, and the cost of damage.

“I do not like spending county money,” Miller said.

The commissioners then approved a resolution authorizing County Treasurer Shelley Bowlin to turn over matured County Tax Sales Certificates to County Attorney Paul Schaub for foreclosure.

Highway Superintendent Doug Hart reported on road activities. Hart said the department is working on trees in Sunol, and the road adjacent to the exhibit building at the fairgrounds.

The board then met with Schaub in an executive session on personnel issues, and later Schaub discussed with the commissioners cases pending before the Nebraska Tax Equalization and Review Commission (TERC).


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