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Pawnee Aviation lawsuit on county agenda Monday

Friday, November 13, 2009

Red Willow County commissioners will discuss the county's lawsuit to recover loan funds from Pawnee Aviation during their weekly meeting Monday morning.

The meeting begins at 9 a.m., in the commissioners' room on the third floor of the courthouse in McCook; the Pawnee Aviation topic, in closed session, comes up at 9:15 a.m.

In December 2004, Pawnee Aviation borrowed $200,000 from the county's revolving loan fund and received a $100,000 grant tied to the creation of full-time jobs. Until the county received a payment of $3,524.45 in August 2008, Pawnee Aviation owner Ron Willocks had paid a total of $4,416.40 in 4 1⁄2 years ago. The grant must be repaid because jobs were not created and maintained.

Also during the 9:15 a.m. closed session, commissioners will get an update from county attorney Paul Wood on a purchase of property, the location of which neither commissioners nor Wood have revealed.

Wood and commissioners will also discuss the county's road maintenance responsibilities in the Calabria Subdivision northeast of McCook.

Other agenda items are:

* An update from Gary Dicenta on the county roads supervisor position.

* The reallocation of unused "Recovery Zone" bond authority regarding a letter from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development.

* The appointment of Harlow Daffer, Jay Schilling and Dr. Wayne Watkins to the county fair board.

* Approval of applications from McCook Public Power to put power lines under two county roads.

* Approval of the continuation of the bond for Shirley Axtell, treasurer of Danbury.

* Discussion of correspondence regarding Champlin Tire Recycling Inc. and an application for a waster reduction and recycling incentive grant.

* Discussion of the county's health plan and report of the county clerk's monthly fee.

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