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County to select firm for jail study

Friday, March 11, 2011

McCOOK, Nebraska -- At 10:15 a.m., Monday, Red Willow County, Nebraska, commissioners will select a firm to do a feasibility study of jail options available to the county.

The commissioners' weekly meeting begins at 9 a.m., in their office on the third floor of the courthouse in McCook.

Commissioners have listened to presentations by Prochaska & Associates of Omaha and Treanor Architects of Topeka, Kansas, in an effort to determine how Red Willow County wants to jail its prisoners.

At 10:30 a.m., commissioners will review the annual evaluation by the Nebraska Crime Commission of the 96-hour holding cells operated by the City of McCook. Commissioners are studying expanding that facility into a full-fledged jail as one option for housing the county's prisoners.

In other action:

* At 9:15 a.m., county attorney Paul Wood will update commissioners on tax foreclosures;

* At 9:45 a.m., Gary Dicenta will review bridge postings;

* At 10:45 a.m., assessor Sandra Kotschwar will present a list of surplus items from her office; and

* At 10 a.m., commissioners will make a decision regarding Employee Benefit Solutions' request to broker the county employees' health insurance plan.

The consent agenda includes:

* Authorization of Chairman Earl McNutt to terminate the administrative services agreement with Meritain Health to secure the most competitive renewal for the county employees' health insurance plan, and to sign a five-year agreement between the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and the Red Willow County clerk for access to the electronic registration system for issuing marriage licenses.

* Appointment of Shawn Smith and Deb Korte to the Red Willow County fair board, to replace Bruce Swanson and Harlow Daffer.

* Adoption of a resolution to transfer $100,000 of anticipated self-insurance funds collected from the 2010 levy, which is a designated portion of the levy for 2010.

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