Board of Supervisors Approves Poultry Operation Request Despite Opposition

FREMONT – The 3rd floor of the Dodge County court room was full Wednesday morning,  for the Dodge county board of supervisors meeting.

Most of the discussion came as the supervisors considered a request of Michael and Jane Ortmeier, of 1237 County Road 5, North Bend, to obtain a conditional use permit for a new poultry livestock feeding operation.  Members of the group, Nebraska Communities United, spoke in opposition of the request.

The board of supervisors approved the request unanimously. The Dodge County Livestock matrix, which is tool used to measure whether a site is to be acceptable, gave the Ortmeier’s site a score of 113.  A possible site must score at least a 75 to be considered.

Other items approved:

The board finalized its approval of Rey Freeman as the project manager for the new Motorola Radio system for Dodge county.

New Dodge County Emergency Manager Thomas Smith was approved as the new representative for the East Central P-E-T and interoperable communications region.

The board also moved forward on securing bonds for payment for the Dodge County Motorola Radio Upgrade project.  Fred Mytty will make contact with the proper people to secure approximately 8.5 million dollars in bonds.