Board of Supervisors Approve Agreements, Project Funds During Meeting

FREMONT – The Dodge County Board of Supervisors met Wednesday for its meeting to discuss numerous upcoming projects and interlocal agreements with townships.

The board approved to give $40,000 to the City of Hooper for its new Dream Field baseball park. Money for this project is coming from Fremont and Dodge County Convention and Visitors Bureau Visitor Improvement Funds.

This baseball and softball facility is part of a $330,000 project that should be finished by June. It will serve both youth and legion teams in the Logan View School District. Once the facility’s construction is done, it will be turned over to Hooper as part of its property.

The board also approved $10,000 in funds from the CVB’s Visitor Improvement Funds for improvements to the Dodge County Agricultural Society’s facility.

Next, agreements to allow the county to hire engineers for the repair of flooded roads for several townships were approved by the board. The townships include Elkhorn, Maple, Pebble and Platte, but it could be more according to Highway Superintendent Scott Huppert.

The agreements will allow the county to hire engineers and contractors, with the townships paying them through the county and they get to pick which engineer will work on what project.

Chairman Bob Missel thinks it’s important to get the ball rolling on the projects.

The board also approved to set a hearing on the One- and Six-Year Road Improvement Plan for February 26 and project reimbursements of around $817,000 and $12,600.

Lastly, the board approved a refund of $1,071.91 to the Fremont Mall, and an interlocal agreement with the Village of Inglewood to assist during emergencies and disasters.

Missel said the county only moved $10,000 from its Flood Disaster Relief Fund account, which he called a record low, while approving financial claims.

“We still have a little over $1 million in reserves in that loan account,” Missel said.