- County’s 12-year-old comprehensive plan will get revision in 2011
By BETSY FRIEDRICH
Hub Staff Writer
KEARNEY — Buffalo County’s comprehensive plan, written in 1998,
will be updated and revised.
The Buffalo County Board of Supervisors approved a $15,500
contract with Hanna: Keelan Associates, a community planning firm
from Lincoln, at a meeting Tuesday morning.
Deputy County Attorney Andy Hoffmeister said the update is
necessary because so much in the county has changed since the
original comprehensive plan was developed.
“The type of things you need to keep current, there has been a
significant realignment of school districts with country schools
closing, changes in boundaries for fire districts and we’ve paved a
few more roads,” Hoffmeister said.
“Something needs to be done. Things have changed. Will we die if
we don’t? No, but at some point it becomes like an untreated
wound,” he added.
The 103-page document lays out goals, policies and procedures
related to Buffalo County’s planning process, population,
economics, housing, land use, public facilities, utilities and
Supervisor Sherry Morrow said the cost of the revision and
updates was allocated in the 2010-2011 budget.
Hoffmeister said a complete rewrite is not needed and would cost
$20,000 to $30,000. He said the update will probably be complete by
the end of 2011.
In other business Tuesday, the board discussed holiday hours.
The Buffalo County Courthouse will be closed Dec. 24 and 31 for the
Christmas and New Year’s holidays.
Posted: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 2:00 pm
Updated: 11:07 am, Thu Jul 25, 2013.
KEARNEY — Longtime Buffalo County Weed Superintendent Dick
Kincaid was fired Tuesday morning by the Buffalo County Board of
Board Chairman Dick Pierce referred to a discussion at the Nov.
23 meeting about the backlog of 688 hours of vacation time Kincaid
accrued and asked whether there was additional discussion on the
issue. Buffalo County’s employee manual allows just 240 accrued
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 2:00 pm.
Updated: 11:07 am.